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Lucky Me – Hairy Maclary

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This play is based on the book by Lynley Dodd. To be honest, we have not read any of the books so when I won the tickets for Asher, I went to library to grab a few (eg. The Wiggles) for him. Some videos on YouTube caught his attention too but little did I expect this play turn out to be his favourite play ever!

Why? I’ve never seen him being so alert, so super well behaved, paying full attention in the one full hour, he sang the those songs that rhyme, kept helping to find pictures of the dog friends, followed the other audience to clap and stamp and then…

“Hairy Maclary, from Donaldson’s Dairy.”

If you ask me, I’ll say it is quite amazing that no one can get those rhyme out of his mind after the show, till date, Asher is still singing them. After the play, Asher kept bugging me to buy the books!

It was indeed one of the best play we have ever watched so far. Good show, wonderful songs that played alive, funny and catchy dog friends, we sang, clapped hands, and had loads of barking fun. ๐Ÿ˜„

Thank you Life is in the Small Things for hosting the giveaways. I hope the lucks follow me through next year and let me win more tickets for Asher.


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Looking for Christmas Gifts?

Christmas is here again and itโ€™s the season of giving, what are you giving your loved ones this year? I was looking for something for Asher’s teachers and when I came across these, I thought these were brilliant! What can be more comfort than having foot soaked with Young Living Essential Oil after a long day in school?
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You may wonder, what is this Sea Salt Foot Soak and why is it gotta do with Young Living Essential Oils? Here are some of the benefits :
~Boost your magnesium intake
~Ease stress, improve sleep
~Reduce inflammation, reduce muscle pain
~Flush toxins
~Helpful during illness, eg. clear congestion
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How to use?
~Add Sea Salt Foot Soak (whole jar 40ml) to basin of warm water (~40 degree Celsius).
~Place tired feet into basin.
~Sit back, relax and enjoy.

You can choose from:
~relaxing Lavender Foot Soak
~refreshing Peppermint Foot Soak
~detoxifying Tea Tree Foot Soak
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Affordable price at only SGD6/jar, each comes with lovely Christmas packaging. These are great for Christmas gifts!

If you getting 20 and more, you may get your own personalised christmas tag with free delivery too!

What are you waiting for? Order them now before they are gone!

How to order?
Contact Ms Shirley Yeong on her Facebook.

Disclaimer :
Please note that I’m neither affiliated to the seller, nor I’m a member of Young Living. I’m not paid for the above advertisement, I’m promoting this Christmas sale mainly to support Ms Shirley, who uses YL essential oil and benefited from it. I’ve got one set for myself and I can’t wait to start using it! ๐Ÿ˜


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Let’s Bake Muffins

Out of sudden, he told me he wants to bake cupcakes. As I did not have any of the baking ingredients and needs at home, I went to mart and thought I should just get the premix.
Why?
- it’s convenient
- no wastage
- for single bake
- inexpensive

It’s always good to bake something with him at home, let his hands get dirty and at the same time,
- we learn some simple steps to follow.
- do a little bit of simple counting (numbers of eggs?) and measuring (how much oil?)and time needed to bake. (revise skip count)
- train his eye-hand coordination, gross and fine motor skill.
- learn a little bit about science like why the cake raises once it is in the heated oven.
- talk about how high is the temperature of the oven and the energy used to bake the lot of muffins.
- saving energy. We don’t bake daily but weekly if he really wants to prevent electricity wastage and that leads to the cost.
- sharing is caring. I always emphasize on this and baking lots of muffins when there are only 3 of us at home is the best way to tell him when we have more than enough, we share with others.
- last but not least, there are always lots of fun and bonding between us.
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Here is our muffin (using BC premix), the taste of chocolate with the chips is very rich and sweet. We keep only 3 and the rest were given away to his teacher and our extended family. ๐Ÿ˜Š
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Imperial Treasure La Mian Restaurant @ RWS

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็”œ้…ธ้ธก็ƒ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
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Imperial Treasure La Mian Restaurant @ RWS
The Forum #B1-202 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269


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Almost 200 Chinese Characters

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With teacher’s guidance, my little kentang can finally converse in mandarin! For that, his capability of recognizing chinese characters has improved tremendously.

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I am given a task by tuition teacher to revise 4 new characters weekly with him, to be honest, I did revise with him but stop after first 2 lessons. ๐Ÿ˜“ I know I should keep a task list but sometimes, I just tell myself to let go a little and just be carefree. Until last weekend, teacher told me she took more than 30mins just to introduce one new character โ€œ็”จโ€ to him and that drove her mad, real mad. I understood her frustration and assured her I would do my best at home.
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I was a little clueless at first, then I thought, I could just use the leftover empty word cards and write all 48 characters he has learnt so far. To my surprise, he could read 39/48 characters and another 4 new characters(including โ€œ็”จโ€)on the next day! For that, I praised him generously and that really helped to boost his confidence in learning Chinese and speaking Mandarin.

่€ๅธˆไนŸๆ˜ฏๅŠŸไธๅฏๆฒกๅ•Š๏ผ(all thanks to teacher’s effort and guidance.) This serves as reminder to me, I must remember to do revision with him at home, simply because in almost everything, practice makes perfect. (Not perfect also can lar.๐Ÿ˜œ)

Side note: Have I mentioned teacher told me confidently with his positive learning attitude towards Chinese, he will be able to recognize and read up to 500 words before he enters P1? To be frank, I wasn’t sure about that few months ago but now, yes, it is possible. I still remember teacher’s feedback during PTM in May that he was far behind his peers for Chinese and that he could only remember 4 strokes ็ฌ”็”ป. I just can’t imagine after merely 4 months, my son can converse in mandarin, score 100% for his ๅฌๅ†™, know all 24 stroke, recognize approx. 150-200 chinese characters. Am I a proud mom? Of course! ๐Ÿ˜

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