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Just a HDB budget Tai Tai who wants to live her life to the fullest

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Almost 200 Chinese Characters

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

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. 😓 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 “用” to him and that drove her mad, real mad. I understood her frustration and assured her I would do my best at home.
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 “用”)on the next day! For that, I praised him generously and that really helped to boost his confidence in learning Chinese and speaking Mandarin.

老师也是功不可没啊!(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.😜)

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 笔画. I just can’t imagine after merely 4 months, my son can converse in mandarin, score 100% for his 听写, know all 24 stroke, recognize approx. 150-200 chinese characters. Am I a proud mom? Of course! 😁

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Show-n-Tell : My Weekend with George!

The children have been learning about “How Do We Represent Our Neighbourhood Using a Map?” in the past few weeks. To further enrich the children’s learning experiences, we would like Asher to take George for a walk from Early Years Montessori to a school in Sunset Way. The walk will enable Asher to ” experience in a concrete manner”, the area that he will attempt to map, based on his observations along the way.
Topic of the week: How Do We Represent Our Neighbourhood Using a Map?

Route of Field Research:
Starting point: Early Years Montessori
Ending point: A School located in Sunset Way (Asher’s choice)

Honestly, we rushed through everything! In order for us to walk around the hood, there are only 2 timing, either morning or evening. (when there is still sunlight but not too hot.)
As we have to go for tuition on Saturday morning, daddy suggested to go in the evening. We took a slow stroll and Asher tried his best to lead the way. A little confuse, a little too straight forward, well, there was only so “little” we could do.

Asher presented it in school with lots of help/reminders. Expected. But I believe he tried his best. 😊

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Fei Fei Wanton Mee 飛飛雲吞麵 @ Clementi Road

It has been a long time since Asher last slept over at my mom’s. Finally, Ben and I had the chance to stay up late, hah, we simply refused to turn in even until wee hour and went out for supper. No, not prata this time, we went for …
Wanton Noodles ! $4 small
Dry Dumpling Noodles with chili $4 small
I heard a lot about Fei Fei Wanton Noodles prior to this visit. After trying, we still prefer the dark sauce wanton noodles with lightly burnt char siew, eg. Pontian Wanton Mee. The portion is quite little, definitely not enough if you go with a hungry stomach. Dislike the display menu with no pricing, it’s either small, big or go with the set. Will we visit again? No, if I’m around, Fong Seng Nasi Lemak will be my first choice.

Clementi Road Fei Fei Wantan Mee
18 Clementi Road


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