Thursday, August 10, 2017

Third Time Visit – Zoo Negara

If my memory served me right, we have brought Sarah to Zoo Negara, twice, when she’s still a toddle; for seven long years we’ve never thought of revisit the place until, of course, when the pandas were here. This time, Sarah’s was joining by her cousins, aunties and grandparents.



With the ‘target” in mind, we arrive at the Giant Panda Conservation Centre earliest possible to beat the crowds. We must say the centre is well run and well maintained; it had a similar setup like the one in Singapore zoo, but with a much closer proximity to see the pandas. Bravo.





And we are able to catch the animals show too. Ha, Sarah said the bird shows was identical with the one she watched during her school trip to Bird Park, but we still enjoying it nevertheless. Shortly after the show, we head straight to the nearby stall for lunch.



The sun was scorching hot; after ‘browsing’ through some animals, the group decided it’s time to leave at noon. Sarah had asked for few more stops, after which we also bought her a souvenir before ending the trip.








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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Circus

For Sarah who had never been to circus before, her first experience in watching the Great British Circus show was a pleasant one.



We were duly entertained for the whole evening; those performers showed us acrobatics stunts, novelty acts and some amazing performance both on the ground and in the air.









Unlike our time, we know there will be no animals in the ring; but going to circus was still a privilege for every kid in their childhood.
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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

School Life Summary - 2016

Once a year, we try to sum up Sarah’s school life in this blog for our own records; looking back, she seems had some good time at school in 2016.

Competitions
She has participated in several competitions, which were English (gold), Chinese (silver), BM story-telling competitions (silver), singing competition (gold), Chinese poem recitation competition (excellence award), rope-skipping competition (third place) and car stickers design competition (excellence award).

Prizes won were secondary…or maybe just by luck; yet we are proud that Sarah has the courage to step up, and this itself is a true reward.




Sport Day
Sarah loves Sports Day; she worked really hard during the group event last year but still lost. We saw some disappointment on her face but it is also an opportunity to let her know that “sometime you win, sometime you lose”, in life or in sport.




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School Trip
She was thrilled when knowing that school had organised an excursion; and we were happy to sign her up for the KL day trip. They went to Tugu Negara, Police Museum, Batik Village and Bird Park.

Sarah liked Bird Park and Batik Village the most! She had awesome time watching the bird show and even bought a beautiful souvenir home; she also tried her hand on the batik-painting (again) during the visit.




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Dancing Class
Sarah showed great interest in dancing after seeing her seniors performed during a charity dinner; she adored their beautiful costumes and the graceful movements. She just wished to be like them.

For that, we enrolled her into school dance club last year. She was fortunate to under a good teacher and had the opportunity to participate in a state-wide dancing competition (potential award). Sarah also performed in school and for a fund-raising event too.







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“Computer Ranger”
Two years in a row Sarah was appointed as “Computer Ranger” in the class; the job is to help out teacher in operating the digital equipments…well, another new thing learnt, I guess.




Librarian
To our surprise, Sarah was chosen to be a librarian last year. It was a new responsibility for her but she seems coping well; in fact, she’s looking forward every Thursday to be on duty.

And the job comes with a tie, which will make her looked “smarter” (according to herself).




Parents-Teachers Day
Generally, teacher was very pleased and satisfied with Sarah’s result and behaviours. She was not the top student in class, academic wise, but she definitely showed good attitude towards learning.

What more could we ask for? We were glad that she’s enjoying her school life each day, every day.


Sunday, November 13, 2016

Mama’s Kitchen Helper

I always enjoy having Sarah in the kitchen with me, as she loves to watch and help out from time to time; she needs guidance and supervision in using kitchen tools before she can handle it well.

In the beginning I let her do simple tasks from chopping veggies to cracking eggs, and later to the difficult one, which is stir-fried some dishes. I am so proud that Sarah has slowly overcome the fear in using the hot wok, and now able to cook a simple dish for dinner.







She is indeed a good helper; and now I know why mom always enjoyed my help in the past.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Ninth Birthday

We just celebrated Sarah’s ninth birthday in September at our humble house; the dinner was attended by our loves one.





We are glad that the foods turned out nice, and our effort in decorations was able to ‘wow’ the kids.





I’ve planned some simple games for Sarah and her cousins; the kids had great fun engaging in all the activities. To add to the merriment, they were “awarded” with a small prize after each game.

We all treasure the times we get together, what a fabulous day for everyone in the families.







And we concluded the event with the cake-cutting ceremony and photo session.



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Saturday, October 1, 2016

The Eighth Families Trip-East Coast

The east coast was chosen as our families’ vacation spot this year; there might not be many landmarks in and around but when you travel with bunch of family members, there bound to be lots of unforgettable moments to savor with loved one.

We stop by at Bentong for breakfast, then found ourselves checked in to a decent and restful beach-front resort at Balok two hours later; I can said that our unit is clean, spacious and comfortable.



Once settled down we paid a visit to Natural Batik Village. The kids loved spending time with batik painting. Sarah had tries her hand on it before, hence she’s using bold colors in the artwork this time.







After dinner, we went back to hotel to enjoy the beach. The place is just pristine, the water is clean and all the kids have loads of splashing fun time.









Day-2 was jam-packed. We headed straight to Cherating early in the morning for a river cruise trip; it was a leisure boat ride along the mangrove forest to explore its ecosystem. We got lucky, our boatman was humor, speak good English and have a very sharp eyes; he’s able to lead us to spot a snake, blue crabs and some primates from far distance. 90 minutes well spent on this educational tour.











Our next stop was the near-by Cherating Turtle Sanctuary - to let the kids see the sea turtle, and learnt about their conservation; another eye-opener for them.





For afternoon itinerary we visited the Pahang Buddhist Association (Wan Fo Dian) in Kuantan, for mom and dad to seek blessing. It is not the most grandiose temple I’ve ever been, but the holy place is well-maintained and its surrounding is fairly tranquil.

And then we proceed to a local shop renowned for their dried seafood. Of course, I won’t miss the chance to buy some snacks and crackers as souvenirs.



The kids woke up early in the morning on third day with only one thing in their mind, the beach again! There's nothing kids love more than playing at the seaside.

We checked out before noon and stopped by at Karak for lunch on the way home; and these group photos just aptly summed up what a wonderful outing it is.






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