And so she went…
August 31, 2014
And so she went…
August 27, 2014
I was at the salon getting my hair cut and both girls followed. Yiu Yiu had her hair cut about 2 inches shorter. The front part of her hair used to be the same length with the back, but she decided to chop them off for a fringe. Yan Yan also had her hair trimmed, and got a bonus of having her hair highlighted.
In early August, we attended a friend’s daughter’s 5th birthday party. The amazing mum took so much effort to decorate the venue for a princessy feel. There was also a beauty corner with nail polish, nail stickers, strings with beads and charms to keep the girls busy with decorating their own nail and bracelets/necklaces.
August 24, 2014
Two years on, from Aug 23 – 30, Jane Yap Atelier will again hold its biennial students art exhibition. Titled “The Tree of Life”, the exhibition exposes the children to the preparations and details required in organizing an art exhibition.
Each student had to paint three items for the exhibition: a tree painting and two canvas bags. One canvas bag is in a monochrome and the other with an animal theme. The bags with the animal painting were up for sale at RM 100 each, and all proceeds will be channeled to the Sin Chew Foundation.
August 21, 2014
August 19, 2014
I was a bit more prepared this year, and had ample time to shop for things for the party packs, and the girls helped with the packing too. Each party pack consists of a 3D dinosaur model (for boys) or bracelets and glitter glue (for girls), a small tub of PlayDoh, KitKat and Mamee.
I prepared some macaroni with Bolognese sauce, air fried nuggets and grapes, and off we went to the kindy. After dropping her off, hubs, Yiu Yiu and I went for a quick breakfast nearby before returning to the kindy at 9.15am to set up. The children came to the pantry at 9.30am, sang her a birthday song followed by Yan Yan distributing the party packs to her friends. They then went back to their class to tuck in to the food.
We had a family celebration with my extended family and babysitter’s family a couple of days later, with a simple dinner at Gao Ren Guan, rounding up the celebration with yet another repeat of the durian mousse cake.
July 19, 2014
Nonetheless, when I went for the Parents-Teachers Day, I was very pleasantly surprised to see this – she was Star Student of the Week!
July 04, 2014
Yiu Yiu was selected to participate this year and so, we were at the school bright and early on that day.
June 02, 2014
Some mothers really put in lots of efforts to create special costume for their children for occasions like this and I salute them. Whatever it is, she had lots of fun with her classmates and that’s all that mattered.
May 26, 2014
We headed for lunch after that at a hot pot restaurant frequented by locals, San Ta Beef Hot Pot (三大牛肉火鍋). What’s unique about this restaurant is that they serve fresh, instead of frozen beef, for their hot pot.
After lunch, we went to the Ten Drums Culture Village (十鼓文化村), converted from an old sugar refinery. This is home to the Ten Drum Art Percussion Group, which I learnt scored a Grammy nomination in the Best Traditional World Music Album category in 2009. The group has also performed at the Summer Olympics in Sydney in 2000 and the 2002 World Cup in South Korea.
We had a guide who took us on a tour around the village. We started at the East Asian drum museum with displays of traditional drums from Taiwan, China, South Korea and Japan.
We were then ushered to theatre for the highlight of the tour, the 30-min Ten Drum show. Since we weren’t allowed to take pics, I borrowed this photo from here.