Sunday, April 30, 2006

Pre-school experiences

Saw a post about the nursery and kindergarten at mumsgather blog. I send my son to nursery because my maid went back to her hometown and I need sometime for my 15 months old twins last year.

Below are some of the question that MG wants to know :

1. When did you register? (ie how many months in advance?)
I register my son to nursery when I want to enroll him to nursery on April. I asked the headmasters that let my son had a trial b4 he enters to the nursery.

2.How old was your kid?
He is just 3 years old when he enter the kiddy.

3. How did you choose the kiddy?
I just went to nearest kiddy to find the nursery that accept 3 years old kid.

4.What is your child's personality and how long did he/she take to settle down?
My son very stick to me cause I’m the only one he face since he born, he need about a week to settle down. I just accompany him about 3 days, and then I let him stay alone after the 4th day. At first he will cry, later he knows you will come and fetch him b4 the school bell ring he will settle down.

5. Are you happy with your choice?
oklar, at least he enjoy and he told me he like the school.

6.Any horror/happy stories to share?
He very happy that his friend celebrate birthday at school and play with his friends.

When my son 3 years old at nursery, they just repeat the word and song everyday so the kids will recognize and remember the word and song. They dun have any exam and homework cause for 3 years old kids they just have fun and meet friends at school. They just do some coloring and painting that’s all.

This year he turns 4 so they start to teach them alphabets and numbers. They sometime have homework but just 1 page of coloring and 1 page of writing only. I like this school 1 thing is they will let the kids read the reading book 1 by 1 for teacher so that the teacher know who can read who cant. They didn’t force them know all the word but at least they learn.

My son very lazy to write properly and colour nicely, I very happy he got improvement and learn many new things at school.

This school will need parents choose the langue when they turn to 5 years old so they can concentrate on the langue you choose, like if you want to let your children enter Chinese primary school they will teach more Chinese. This year they still had 1 lesson of Manderin so the children can get used to it b4 they go on to next year class. They dunwan the children learn so many languages in 1 time, so they will start it on 5 years old.

Fun ‘n Go Tag

Tag, again by Blogie-talkie. I though no ppl will tag me..wah saw her blog I still been tag. Better do it now if not dunno when will finish it.

Here we go..

1. Grab the book nearest to you, turn on page 18 and find line 4.
errr..all is the bank statement wor..just till page 3 or 4.

2. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can.
I touched the wall.

3. What is the last thing you watched on TV?
Disney channel “The little brown bear”.

4.Without looking, guess what time it is?
1 am.

5. Now look at the clock, what is the actual time?

6. With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?
1+2dad online game music and downstair FIL watch TV sound.

7. When did you last step outside? What were you doing?
Mamak at SS2. We having supper and chit chat there.

8. Before you started this survey, what did you look at?
Blogie-talkie blog and saw it been tag.

9. What are you wearing?
T-shirt and short.

10. Did you dream last night?
Can’t remember.

11. When did you last laugh?
Half an hour ago, Carter tell me story that he learn at school.

12. What is on the walls of the room you are in?
Brown colour wall paper.

13. Seen anything weird lately?
Just now at mamak saw a gal very nice look but act like tomboy.

14. What do you think of this quiz?
cute but fun.

15. What is the last film you saw?

16. If you became a multimillionaire overnight, what would you buy?
Buy house, car..many many cloth for family.

17. Tell me something about you that I dunno.
what you want me to tell you?

18. If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?
Peace and wonderful land.

19. Do you like to dance?
I like to dance, but I don’t know how to dance.

20. George Bush.
I dun know him so well nothing to say.

21. Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her?
Carol, so 1 of my daughter call this name

22. Imagine your first child is a boy, what do you call him?
Carter cause I dunno what name to give at first till he born.

23. Would you ever consider living abroad?
No. If got chance to oversea just for vacation is not bad.

24.What do you want GOD to say to you when you reach the pearly gates?
Welcome to heaven.

25. Five (5) people who must also do this meme in their journal.
I think most of them are been tag so we just stop here :P

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Fussy parents

On Monday, 1 of the student parents came by complain us that his son writing was so bad. That teacher told me after that, she said his father mother very fussy. This kind of things also wants to complain, somemore not our wrong. They should accompany his son do homework and know why his writing so badly.

Early the year, his writing was quite nice. Dunno why after holiday back his writing was so badly especially Chinese word. I know the Chinese word very hard to write, so I dun expect they write so nicely but this parents very fussy, they said cannot just like that must write properly and nicely.

That teacher also told me that this mother sits at the class about a week to see how the teacher teaches the lessons. That time his son 5 years old, this mother said cannot let his son go home do homework. It should do it at school, teacher should have time for him to finish the work. Actually, the teacher just wants to let the kids get used to have homework b4 they enter to primary school. She just let the kids do half of the work at home.

Some of the mother want the teachers teach their children like at university cause they expect their 4 or 5 years old children know every word that they had learned at school.

I dunno why those mother said they dun have time to teach their children but got time go shopping and dry swimming (play mahjong). 1 of the mother told me that his hubby saw his 6 years old son cried when doing homework, he told his son no need to do wor. I dun think this is the best way to teach a children, it should let the kids rest then do it afterward. Just like my son, I know they very young and no strange to color so much so I just let him do some of it then after his nap I continue let him do if still cant finish I will let him finish after his dinner.

Some of the parents know how to help the kids but some may not like to hear what you said about his children. Parents need to know what gain and lose they want. If want the kids be good so need to suicide the courier, if you think you love your job more..feel sorry to your kids lor.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Busy!! Busy!! Busy!!

Wow!! What a busy day from now on ward. Need to do home work (prepare the work for the next day teaching) everyday, and take care the kids after back from work.

Every weekday morning I’ll bring my son go school together, when reach his school I said bye bye to him and continue to my school. After school about 12.30pm I go fetch my son and we walk back together.

Reached home after about 10 min, feed my children lunch and feed myself too. At about 1.30pm get my gals to nap and let my son to play computer or watch TV. At about 3pm get my son to nap and I’ll sleep together with them.

Later about 5.30 or 6pm we all wake up and play a while, teach them some song. Carol and Carrie can sing many song like : Twinkle twinkle little star, Bla Bla Black Sheep, ABC song, Hickory Dickory Dock and I love you (Barney ending song). They can sang part of the song, but know the starting and some word will be missing.

At 7pm we having our dinner, after dinner I bath the kids. After that, I fold the cloth and the kids watch TV or play around. While they playing if got time I do my home work (lesson plans and mark the book).

At about 10pm, I change them and let them go sleep. In the bedroom, if they after had their milk still haven’t sleep I’ll sing a song with them. Sometime teach them new song, or I’ll chat with my son what he done at school today.

After they had slept, I go wash the cloth and do some house chore. Iron some cloth for the next day used, read some e-mail.

Sorry this few days cant blog hopping cause sometime too tired. If I do so maybe didn’t drop any comment but just go through the blog.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

I start work

Last week I went for an interview to be a kindergarten teacher, though wont get this job cause I lost my SPM cert. They need the cert. to apply working permit for me, so I need to do replacement.

I had checked the web show that if I want the replacement cert. I need to get the ‘surat sumpah’ or police report b4 submit to Lembaga Peperiksaan (I had been to my secondary school asked for the replacement but they said need to go Lembaga Peperiksaan to get). I very lazy to find and cause few time shift house dunno where I put the cert. but I got my diploma cert. so I though not so importance.

This job is my MIL got it at the newspaper, she told me why not I go for try and cause it quite near to my son nursery (just a filed apart). She can help me look after the gals, and I can go school and back home with my son so can earn some pocket money too.

Today that kindergarten principle call me to start work, she lets me look around the school first b4 I really start on Wednesday. She past me the previous teacher job to me, teach me some of the technique when teach them. I teach all the subject except English and Bahasa.

I’ll be part time mum to my kids from Wednesday onward. I think to go back work for long time but the kids still young, so now I can work half day and takecare the children too. When school holiday, I also holiday..not bad.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Twins lock in bedroom

This afternoon at about 1.30pm was time for my kids nap, but they still wanna play so I let it be.

I let them play till 2.30pm and call my gals to sleep. Mean while my son wants me to accompany him to play online game, he need me to help him open the game for him. I went out the room and half close the door (my gals still haven’t slept), I load the website for my son.

While waiting the web page to load, I surf net and read some blog. Carter goes in and out the bedroom and closed the door. I heard he close the door and heard Carrie near the door. Perhaps she wants to open the door but she accidentally locks the door. I though my MIL bedroom toilet was unlock (we share the same toilet), cause I just used.

Later Carrie call me, I go my MIL room though want to pass by the toilet to open the door but I noticed was locked. I quickly ran back to my bedroom and asked Carrie twist the door knob. She tried so hard but still cant unlock the door. Because she not high enough so I call her to take some pillow to stand on it and try to twist the door knob but failed.

I call her so many time to try again and again, but still failed. About 15 min later, she starts panic and calls me to open the door. She cried and cried, my FIL used the drill to open the door knob. I heard she cry so loud but didn’t heard any Carol sound, I know she was slept.

After the door was open, I saw Carrie cried on her bed while Carol slept behind the door (I think she was slept b4 Carrie start panic). She not even heard any noise from the drill while my FIL drill the door knob. While I carried her, she look still blur dunno what happened just now. I hug Carrie and gave her drink some water then accompany her sleep.

I know it will happen 1 day cause this few week she like to play with the door knob. She lock (at outside) and open the door. Carter also tried once when he about this age too. My bedroom door knob ‘shot shot’ for quite some time, and the key was lost.

1st time my bedroom door locked and my FIL can open from the toilet (door open facing to my room), but this time I locked my FIL toilet room (I locked it inside the toilet door) so need to drill the door knob. The door knob still can used, maybe this weekend will change a new one.

Friday, April 07, 2006

Carter is recover

Thank you all of your concerned, Carter was recovered. Yesterday got the report just a virus infection, no a big deal.

He just need to finish the antibiotic that doc gave, go back check up on Saturday. Today he went to school, he very miss his school life.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

My son high fever

Carter already high fever for 2 days, yesterday test his temperatures after he nap is 39.8 degree. Frighten me and fast fast feed him medicine and put medicine (vor12.5) in his butt. Later drop back to normal, at the next morning raise again.

I though is usual fever (everytime his fever almost 39 degree), so just feed him medicine. Later at nite, some red spot all over his body and itch.

Just now we brought him to see paed, when doc saw him and said he maybe infect Aedes. He need to take his blood for test whether is or not? It also looks like 假麻. When doc took his blood saw he cries till my hard so pain.

The report will come out tomorrow afternoon, hope nothing happen to him. This time he very co-operate when feed him eat medicine but need ppl to hold his hand.

When I saw him so active and jumping up and down at home, I think it shouldnt be so serious gua.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Weekend delight

Sunday morning we go 1U again, yes 1U cause is very near to our house. We brought together with the Robot cause got something wrong with it, we just got it 2 weeks ago. When reached there, the sale people told us that the controller got problem. They will replace to us after they got the stock, meanwhile we want go to shopping we saw the tag on the table show that they will sold off their demo set at RM200. If you want go check it out.

Good news at 1U that the new kid’s playground near GSC cinema was open!!! It charge about RM 15/entry. I think for all kids dunno include the toddle under 3 or not are charge the same price. Remember bring along the socks. For me I saw it suitable for kids above 5 to play. While we had a look at that playground we saw a couple and maid with 3 little gals about the same age (they wear same shirt and pants), later I know they are triples (cause they call her mommy). Wow!! 3 gals, dunno that husband and wife want any children again?? Their daughters look about 5 or 6 years old. We saw them leave with 1 ppl hold one gal, so cute and easy. Not like us, we either one need to hole 2 children.

Sunday nite I tried to make pretzel again. If you all already read Maria post last week, you should know I failed my pretzel. Why?? Cause I’m so stupid that think the due coffee powder was yeast. I didn’t saw any yeast b4, so I though that was a yeast put in a small plastic container. No wander the dough wouldn’t raise and the smell like coffee. Some more the color was chocolate. I though my MIL put the yeast at the same place with those baking accessories after my MIL told me that was her coffee that put very long ago.

This week I tried again, finally can get it. But I roll the dough to tick should be more thin, next time make it thin and add on some cheese.

If you all want to try the recipes can go to the link below :

Yea!! 1 thing b4 I forgot, in that recipe I had change the non-stick spray to tin glice that I bought at the baker shop that sold baking accessories. I asked her about the non-stick spray she recommends me to buy the tin glice. That non-stick spray is about RM 30, but the tin glice just about RM 2.50 dunno shopping center got or not??

This are some of the photos i took when i made the pretzel.

The dough i had made it raise after 1 hour.

The pretzel is too thick, i'll make it smaller next time i do again.

The pretzel in the baking sheet.

The final look afther the pretzel was baked.

The baking soda (powder) and the tin glice (cream) are look like this.