Thursday, March 31, 2011

Live in the present

"One day at a time - this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering." - Anonymous A quotation I received in my mailbox this morning. To those who worry too much and not appreciate the present.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

My kid dislikes tuition

It was the second day since I started him attending tuition. Tuition classes are twice a week, early morning before his school. It was 8 am and Wyng was standing outside my room (not his usual self) looking pitiful enough for me to suspect something was wrong. With his almost inaudible voice, he told me he had finished his breakfast. Eyes teary, he continued and told me he didn't want to go for tuition. Knowing fully well that he must have been penalised by the teacher for not completing his homework, I convinced him that as long as he finishes his homework, he would not be reprimanded or penalised again. Thank Goodness, he listened.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Sex education in school

Just when I was wondering if such education is too young for him, today after school he told me there was no lesson in school but an entire day of 'syarahan' by staff from the Family Planning Department from the government. It was an eye-opener for him.

The talks were in the national language. Issues talked about are varied including masturbation, reproduction and even oral sex! I felt relieved that he is exposed to such information from a proper channel. This saves me stress of finding out the right way to tell him or thinking of whether he should know all these.

He even told me that one of his teachers,male of course, (whom I think ought to be dismissed from the school) 'added' to the talk and told them some obscene things which shouldn't come out from the mouth a teacher.

Some of his 'smart-alec' friends were so attentive (those who almost doze off in other subject such as History). They even boast to have known about all those spoken.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

A schoolbag's life

Short life...that is.. A branded schoolbag, not an ordinary one, but lasted only six months before holes began to show on the base of the bag. It must be the rough dragging on steps, tarmac road, you name it.

Yet, six months is just way too short for a schoolbag. If it is just the normal X brand, I wonder if it can last for even two months. Only for poor bags belonging to owners such as Wyng.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

My new Alza for my peace of mind

My kids love it, my other half feels comfortable driving it... what can I say? New things, nobody will hate them. The fresh leather smell, the cosy feel of the new and spotless seats, the 'solid' feel of the entire car (no more loose and annoying sound here and there,everything seems intact), the smooth cruise behind the wheel... Most importantly, no more stress about breaking down half-way. Peace of mind...