Simply love this quote. Maybe some don’t agree with me, a lady who feels good about herself has higher self esteem and confident. Some may have other things or people or achievement to boost her self esteem. Sometimes, I just need to have a good hair day to feel happy and fabulous.
Ladies, stay pretty, stay positive!
Asher’s fine motor skill is definitely a lot better compare to before, he can control how much to squeeze, how to use the tooth pick to spread the colour evenly between the lines. The downside is the cost, it is not cheap to get a piece like this, thank you aunty Juliana for paying, she pampers him a lot!
Oh yes, I won a free pass for Asher to HeArt Studio for their holiday art! Like the Chinese Holiday Camp, I wanted to sign up but I really find it a bit expensive to spend $75 for each session. I was so tempted to sign up early to enjoy some discounts but I got the feeling I would win it! True enough, I won a pass ! Really thank Winnie Toddly Mum for hosting the giveaway.
The day had finally come and we came to the studio by cab. The location is not difficult to find if I drive. Parents are encouraged to wait outside so for me, a big relieve of course, but! What am I suppose to do? I was roaming aimlessly, peeped at him on and off, snapping some photos privately. I could hear him talking non stop and asking non stop inside the room. FYI, there is nothing much around this area, you need to walk further to get to the nearest mall, Thomson Plaza. For me, I was afraid he might look for me.
Kids were instructed to draw lines and circle, follow instructions to colour, wash their brushes and I like it when Asher explains to me the reasons for washing the brush after use, that means he asks the teachers and teachers take their time to explain. But not all teachers/assistants like to handle difficult children like mine huh.
Kids say the darnest things nowadays and I almost bashed into the room when I heard him said,”Why are we waiting? She is so slow.” *slap forehead* he must learn to be tactful !
When he got more comfortable with thee environment and people, he started monkeying around. They must be relieved that he is not a regular.
Whoever saw his piece was impressed and couldn’t believe he did it. I’m not, to be honest, I’m not impressed at all after knowing the step by step and how to produce something like this. Lots of help from the adults and lots of correction. (I won’t explain in details here, if you want to know, pm me) my conclusion after his first art class experience is that I will not send him to any art class until he tells me he wants to LEARN painting and drawing BECAUSE children at this age group do not need to be taught how and what to draw on the canvas or paper, they should and they will do it freely, (which was why I chose Abstract and not the other like face painting) then you will be impressed that their imagination is limitless.
Not that I’m not aware that the seller is making decent profit by selling 5 Christmas Craft Ornament for SGD5, thanks everyone for telling me Trading Oriental is selling merely few bucks for total of 24 pieces. By looking at the calendar, I know it is a bit late to order now so I left with no choice BUT next year, I make sure I get them before December!
I didn’t have any ideas for Christmas Card making this year and thought of not making any until I walked into Daiso, until I saw these Pom Pom.
9 postcards for $2, a lot of ribbons for $2, 32 small Pom Pom for $2. See, Asher is making Christmas Cards !
This is the glue we used, available at all stationary stores.
I punched hole on the paper so that I can secure the ribbon on the paper by twisting the wire behind instead of sticking it on the paper. This way, receivers can choose to tie it on Christmas tree.:)
We made 9 of them and Asher wrote his name and year behind each postcards. I was so silly, I should have let him write his name before we pasted the Pom Pom. *please don’t laugh at his handwriting*
I’m pretty excited as this will be our first time stepping foot into Mediacorp at Andrew Road. I hope Asher will behave himself (please don’t be moody) and enjoy the show along with KD.
The day has finally come! Asher is all ready to experience his virgin trip to Mediacorp Studio. As we have not been there, I thought maybe a book from library is good to give him some idea what is a studio.
When we arrive the studio, parents are to be seated behind the screen, oh yea, it is a kid’s show after all. I’m glad that Asher enters without struggling as I tell him to follow those big brothers and sisters. I can tell that he enjoys himself, there are screens for parents to view and record but not allowed to publish as the show will only be air early next year. It is a good experience, Asher loves it and starts to know Mat YoYo too. I hope next time we can attend the Mandarin speaking 优优猫. Again, we thank Aunty Cen-Lin Ting for asking us along.
The School Dentist Centre staff gave me an early appointment when I called them. How early? “Can you come tomorrow?”Asked the staff. YES, I GOT THE APPOINTMENT TO SEE THE DENTIST ON THE VERY NEXY DAY ! I didn’t have enough time to zoom out to the library to get him any book and this was be his first trip, I was a bit worried, then I recalled we read this book before – Maisy, Charley and the Wobbly Tooth. I tried my best to retell the story, hoping I could refresh his memory.
Upon arriving, we headed straight to School Dental Centre at Level 4, HPB. erm, actually we were 1 hour earlier so we walked to Everton to buy my favourite AGG from JiXiang.
Registration only started at 1:30pm, that was the time given to us. It took merely 10 minutes to register and we were called into the room within minutes. Asher was walking around, found this and I took the chance to explain to him what’s incisor and molar. There was also a play area near the counters.
Wondering how many dentists and assistants on duty? There were at least 40 cubicles! That explained why the waiting time was not too long. Lucky us, we were the 1st patient for the afternoon appointment.The clinic was so colourful with cartoons on the wall, it definitely helped to calm most children.
Oh, the the dental chair! It is very important to let the children know how this works, if you don’t, the children will be shocked once the dentist put down the back rest. Most of the children don’t feel secure to be in supine position.
The Mickey Mouse Stickers on the lights helped Asher to sit calmly throughout the procedure. I was so proud of him !
Oh, how I love his cute pearlie white teeth!!!
Just before we left HPB, Asher told me he came here before, but I didn’t remember I brought him here until he said he was here with his school teachers and friends. Oh ya, the school excursion to HPB early this year. I almost cried when he told me, for those who know me, I always tell them my Asher doesn’t tell me much about his school but now, he is sharing with me almost everything! He walked up the stairs, asked me to follow him closely and showed me the corner where they rested and had their bread during the excursion.
I didn’t notice these recycle bins until he said,” MAMA, look! This is for bottles, papers and cans.” I was surprised that he remembered whatever he was taught in school. Suddenly, I found my little boy is no longer little, he is going to be k1 soon. (that’s 5 years old!)
After visiting the dentist, I went to library and these are the 2 books I found useful:
My First Trio to the Dentist