My tween loves listening to music as her hobby. Her favourite group is 1 Direction at the moment. She got exposed to all the latest hits song by her father, who happen to be the family entertainment provider. Few months ago, father and daughter were watching a musical movie and they got hook by all the remix. The father downloaded some software for the tween to try out.
The remix effect will be very nice if we can afford a mpc fly from musicians friend
WH has been in his new school for almost 4 months now. Overall he has been coping ok , but due to language barrier, he has made quite some blunder.
Recently he came telling me that he finally knows what’s his English teacher’s name. Seksivam (sounds like sexyworm to us) and we have been asking him if he was sure. He said he is very sure. Last night we were preparing Teacher’s Day gift. He made a card for his teacher. I just want to make sure he puts in the correct name , he suddenly recalled that the name of his class teachers is stated in his school timetable. I had a look and realize that
Seksivam is actually SIR SIVAM! ( It was written as En. Sivam on the timetable)
I can’t remember what I did to help JS to be an independent craft maker. She is taking orders and selling her crafts, from handmade rubber stamps to quilling craft, to felt craft and zakka and ribbon crafts. All I need to do now is help her to get supply for raw materials. I don’t even have to help her look for patterns or guide her what to do.
I am feeling a little guilty that I haven’t spent as much time and effort with JL for her to be a skill craft maker like her sister. She envies her sister a lot, especially when JS manage to sell her crafts and earn some extra pocket money.
JL has wanted very much to learn, but i guess due to time constraint, I haven’t have much time and patient for her. Seems like I am always giving her empty promises and I feel extremely guilty on breaking promises. I really can’t help it because I really can’t slot in the time, there’s always something more important and urging popping up when I plan to teach her.
Recently JL made these “paper” hair clips and wanted to sell it.
She is so proud of her creation that she wore it to school and didn’t take it down for the whole day.
It makes me so guilty that I should really make an effort , spend time with her and teach her how to make proper craft with real craft materials.
I have never paid so much attention to our country’s general election like now. I get so emotionally work up following all news regarding GE13. I feel so depressing and angry knowing what BN doing in the attempt to win votes. All the dirty tricks , lies and blackmail is just so heartbreaking to know. I have decided not to access my FB since last night. I don’t want to let all the negative news to wash away all the positive vibes I have. I need to stay positive that justice will prevail and that we will have a better and brighter future. I don’t want to hear or know anymore about GE , all I want to do is just to do my part and cast the vote.
Let’s pray that it will be a better day after tomorrow..
I can’t remember when was the last time I have the whole house to myself but tonight I am enjoying this solitude.
For a while I have been having mood swing. I kept telling hubby that I need a getaway, to travel alone, to be alone and free from mummy’s duties for a few days. Looks like I have worn out and I need a recharge badly.
Weekends are as busy as weekdays. We are always on a rush from one place to another , from one activity to another. Today is no difference. But for once I fight for myself. I told hubby that I am not joining his family for dinner. I just can’t pick myself up to get ready and leave the house. I desperately need my own time and space, even if it’s just a few hours on my own. I am grateful that he compromised, I am thankful for his understanding that I am now appreciating my quiet and peaceful moment at home. The whole house , all to myself. There’s no one calling out mummy this, mummy that. I don’t feel guilty of sitting in front of the PC and the kids entertaining themselves around me. I don’t have to put on a nice face around people, I am just me, truly being myself for a couple of hours and that feels great.
I am loving this very moment….
I have been driving the Alza mini MPV since we sold of our old Naza Ria. This Alza consumed less petrol but it is much more smaller in size compared to the Naza. There’s basically no leg space at the third row, it’s much more smaller than the Exora. Don’t even mentioned about luggage space. Previously when the whole family drove down to Singapore, all our luggage took up the third row of passenger seat. We have no choice but to install the rack (just like the yakima racks) and a Thule box.
As part of our out of school activities, I have signed up for the worldwide cultural swap program.
I reckon this would be a fun activities to involve the kids in. They get to learn more about their own country and at the same time get exposure to other countries and cultures. Not forgetting the fun of receive packages in the mailbox delivered by postman. Long ago, when I was younger, I used to have lots of pen pal and I used to look forward to letters in the mailbox. Sadly in this technology era, no one sends snail mails anymore and my kids never get the chance to actually experience the feeling for waiting for letters , having surprises in the letterbox. This project somehow made up the lost of not having pen pal.
This is how the program works. We were assigned to a group of five families from around the world and each family has got to send a package about their country to each other.
I got a mail informing me the families that are participating in my group somewhere late in February. 2 families from USA, 1 from Estonia and another from New Zealand. We had agreed to post out our package by early April. The kids and I only had a month to prepare. On top of going to school, completing homework, we were also busy with the charity bazaar that we were involved in. I had so little time to actually bring them to Central Market in KL to hunt for the stuffs we needed. (We did it during the school holiday where we took LRT down to town)
This is what we have prepared. We didn’t have much time and I feel that we could have done better.
We have received two packages from the 4 families in the group.
Here’s what we received from Texas
The kids still want to participate in another round of cultural swap.
If you are interested, you can find out more from here
It has almost been 9 years since I decided to quit my job and become SAHM. I must say most of the time it’s very rewarding, but it’s also the toughest job in the world. I do feel drain lately. Probably because I have been a weekdays single mum for over 1 1/2 years and without a maid for 2 years. My mood is roller coaster-ing , I am get angry easily and I have a strong urge of running away from home. I feel that I have been taken for granted and not appreciated… at times I feel like I am a slave, a maid of the household
And each time I read this book to the kids, i can so related to it and I just feel like doing what the mum does in the book..
Last weekend we were involved in a fundraising event at Bangsar Village. The kids had prepared for this event for months already and was eagerly looking forward to it. We sold Wikki Stix as well as JS’s handmade at our stall. After 4 hours sales, we managed to sold of 80% of our goods and raised a total of RM726.
THere were 26 stalls selling various goods by kids and the total amount raised was RM27000. Amrita, a raising young talent sang live during the event and I heard she manage to collect over RM300 in her guitar case. She has a lovely voice which can beat vocalist live 3 at guitar center
I’ve got a new baby and am loving it. Hubby just passed me a new phone… a brand new iPhone 5.
Well, it’s his company phone but since he is not an apple fan and prefer his android phone, so I get to enjoy this latest gadget.
By the way, I have also just discovered a tool for mobile website creation. It is called imcreator mobile. The best is that you don’t need to be professional web developer or to have any knowledge of writing codes to develop a mobile website. That is something really cool as many are spending more times on their mobile gadgets than on the pc