Monday, October 31, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
I have forgotten to post about this little booklet that my gal did for her daddy's birthday. I was impressed and touched by what she did for him. My man, obviously was very touched....
A simul Session with a ex UK junior squad player, Duncan Wood. Kids had fun and learned from him too.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Little one loves to 'read'. We have storybooks in my car, for him and his siblings. Sometimes I have to bring up those that they read many times and next thing I knew, there's books in my car again. They don't read when I'm driving, only when the car is stationary. For Beanie, we spend lots of time in the car coz we often have to wait for LZ (which I mentioned many times).
A pic of him walking with his favourite book for now.
Daddy reading to him tonight.
Every year, LZdaddy's birthday falls on exam period. He decided not to celebrate as usual, he rather spend the time coaching his little ones. You are a great dad, my love! ♥
Monday, October 24, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
Beanie on medication and took a long afternoon nap...
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Z has sensitive nose for a long time... It doesn't affect him so we didn't think of bringing him to the doc till these few days. Beanie was down with fever & runny nose so I brought both my boys to the doc.
Z was prescribed with a nose spray & medication to be taken every morning. Doc said these should help him.
*updated on Nov 2011 - Relieved to know that Z's sensitive nose is cleared!
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Though it's only mock exam, Z was nervous about it. Well, let's hope he will not be as nervous when comes to the real thing!
Friday, October 14, 2011
It's the beginning of exam period and L has to stay back in school, so decided to try making one bento related to it for her. Using egg sheets egg sheets to make the book covers & seaweed for the words & lines. Glad that my girl loves it. ♥
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
A place that my parents called home for the past 30+ years... Emotional for me as I've lived there for many many years. This is the view I love from my parents' home...
Friday, October 07, 2011
Made these sammies for Beanie's school class party.
A quiet celebration for the kiddos at one of their favourite Japanese restaurant as they have other classes that day.
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
After making some croquette.I still have leftover beef so added it into the pasta for my gal.
The snack bento was for Beanie, this is one of the bento that I prepared for him (sometimes). But I won't be preparing for him anymore coz I try to let him have early lunch instead of waiting till after 2 to feed him. Sometimes he falls asleep after picking LZ and skips his lunch.
Sunday, October 02, 2011
This is the FIRST competition for L & 2nd for Z. I'm actually more concerned for L... She started chess late for her age so kids at this level most likely are more 'expert' than she is. I'm afraid she will feel demoralize if she didn't get any points. Days before the competition, I talked to her and reminded her the main reason why she picked up chess, not to compete but to help her to stay more focus, develops critical thinking skill and so on... Going for competition is basically more like for fun and have a chance to play with other kids.
L managed to draw 3 games & won the 2nd last round. For her first competition, I think she did quite well. Not forgetting she was facing all the experts out there.
1st rd (board 11) - Lew Zhi Yang (1115) *rating - lost
2nd rd (board 17) - Jordan Chng - lost
3rd rd (board 19) - Endaya David Clark - draw
4th rd (board 19) - Rachel Poh - draw
5th rd (board 17) - Brendan Goh - draw
6th rd (board 18) - Jacob Huang - won
7th rd (board 14) - Bansal Prakhar - lost
1st rd (board 12) - Ilian - lost
2nd rd (board 17) - Nathanael Goh - won
3rd rd (board 13) - Da Rama Cong Gregory - won
4th rd (board 8) - Janice (Gillian's sister) - won
5th rd (board 5) - Diana Yasmin - won
6th rd (board 1) - Gillian (1156) - lost
7th rd (board 6) - I-Shiang (1042) - lost
A the end of the 7 rounds, all the kids were very excited about the trophies & medals. L was very lucky to get her FIRST trophy (merit) for girls and her standing was 8th among 10 girls participants. Z got a merit medal and his standing was 13th place out of 39 U8 players(boys & girls). Not too bad huh?