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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Sunny Sentosa again!

I like Sentosa very much these days and instead of travelling to nearby resorts in Indonesia (think Bintan Or Bali) or short getaways to Thailand, vietnam etc, I m very happy to be on Sentosa ;) heehee. Hassle free and kaira enjoys the beach tremendously and i don't mind juz chilling. Honestly, I don't need to be too engaged :) haha.

Juz read some facebook updates that's its snowing in europe and I am so thankful to be On sunny Sentosa!

To all my frens in Europe, take care and keep warm!

This Sentosa stay, we were fortunate to witness the inaugural red bull Flugtag literally flying day! Will write more abt it later. It certainly made the stay more interesting and we cod enjoy the event from the privacy of the hotel beach instead of squeezing with 35k other spectators as reported! Phew!

Very sleepy and tired now....shall write more next time!

Monday, October 22, 2012

For no rhyme or reason a small lump grew on my left forearm. I was waiting for it to 'drop' off by itself but after a few weeks it stayed there... And looks abit grouse as it has crusted ;p

Finally had time to visit the doctor to have the small lump removed. Princely $300 I paid. Plus the doctor suggested to be on the safe side to send it for biopsy. Although unlikely for it to be any thing serious.... Let's c how it goes.

For now I am glad it's gone!!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

One major change as a result of close to 4 years in NDL

Haha, yes! Cheese!!

I have never liked cheese. I don't mind the ocassional American styled cheese found in burgers but have 0 appreciation for cheese in general ;p

But u know Netherlands is the land of cheese and I have to admit I find some cheeses quite nice now ;) heehee

In fact I sometimes miss the variety of cheap and yummy Dutch cheese!! Haha!

Although I still don't like the very strong cheese very much ;)

And one combination I particularly liked is strawberry jam + cheese! I discovered bt accident on one of our road trips .... Heeheee...Very nice. A bit like cranberry jelly with cheese :)

Had a quiet birthday celebration with one of my best childhood frens and this was what we ordered .... Happy birthday my dear dear fren!!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Kaira's first Indian wedding experience

Her kindergarten school teacher got married today and we brought her there to join in the celebrations.

When we first reached there she was so shy... She wanted to go home!!! Gd thing we met some of her classmates and she warmed up. She even wanted to leave before even stepping into the wedding place - a local Indian temple.

Lol!!

Whatever is it she enjoyed herself and it was an eye opener for all of us!

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Kaira @ art class

She's really enjoying it I think. Although mebbe too early to conclude since it's only her 2nd lesson.

Hope the exposure will be gd for and develop her desire to explore n try.

Not sure how useful art classes will be for I think the art class I attended did nothing for me ;p heehee. But as long as she enjoys it n we can afford it, she can have her fun :))

Plus I suppose the art classes today r very different fr the ones we attend as a child. For a start, she's not expected to bring with her the drawing block ;p u know Those think paper we draw on.... Heehee. It didn't occur to me until mother in law took out a bag n asked me if I thot it's big enough to contain the drawing block?? N whether I want it?? I was taken aback, what drawing block ??? Then I realise ! O those blocks of drawing paper!! She must be puzzled when I tell her kaira doesn't the drawing paper for her art class.... What kind of class is this?? ;)

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Singapore - the land of enrichment classes....

Finally, I succumbed and enrolled Kaira in additional classes upon her request.

1. Music lesson
She has on and off said to me that she wishes to have piano classes, violin classes what have u. I wasn't keen in the past to put her in any as I tot she is a little young and personally I hated my Piano lessons when I was learning as a child.

But since she seemed to enjoy whatever elementary music lessons in school, I decided to sign her up for a trial 10 lesson of 2 instruments. Let's c how things goes.

Also I am reminding myself that the key is for her to enjoy the process and have fun. Not so much to do well. Maybe that will help. Some things, my belief is if u don't have the aptitude, seriously no point trying too hard. Waste of time! ;)

2. Art class
As u can tell from some of my postings, Kaira loves art n craft. She is always bugging me to do stuff with her and paint and draw and what have you.

I had not intended to send her to class cos I reckon hubbie can 'nurture' her since he's quite gd at drawing and stuff. N me?? I help by spending the money to buy art n craft kits for her... :D

But something my fren said prompted me to reconsider. Abt techniques n different mediums. My fren the more arty one ;p

So I decided the google for art classes.

Honestly the myriad of classes available is mind boggling!!!

After reading abt a few, I was ready to settle for one nearest to us for convenience sake.

But one caught my eye as they apparently organise outings to museums for the students n they were originally situated at one of the museums.

So decided to bring Kaira for a trial.

It was a fairly chaotic place i must say. Guess it reflects the 'artistic' nature ;) but I liked what I saw n the philosophy of the owner. Training the kids to he independent thinkers as they select materials for the art n craft n research n make their own decisions. teaching them techniques n the correlation ; enjoying the process rather than focusing on the end results. Think my daughter needs a dose of that. She is too intense some times.

The rather unfinished art work n unstructured art forms may seem unprofessional to some but I liked the idea. To encourage my child to explore n c arts as a way of expression.

Kaira enjoyed the trial very much. So yes, signed her up for a term till year end.... Let's c how things go!