First Hari Pelaporan P1

Today is Parents-teacher meeting day! As anticipated, she performs and behaves within expectation. (No catching up game despite just one year in kindy!)

From our daily reading, I do know she needs improvement on her understanding with BM language. She can read well in BM as a P1 kid but she needs translation to understand the meaning.

Me: Bagaimana perangainya dikelas?

Cikgu: Baik. Boleh buat kerja sendiri. Tanya bila perlu. Ada angkat tangan bila tanya soalan.

Me and hubby: ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Me: โ€˜Mannersโ€™ dia ok?

Cikgu: Ok! ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป

Hubby: Takda nangis kah?

Me: ๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’ (what question is this man???๐Ÿ˜‘๐Ÿ˜‘ nothing to ask ah??)

Cikgu: ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜† takda takda. Kenapa? Rumah suka nangis kah?

Hubby: Ya, Rumah suka suka nangis!

Me: ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

Anyway, I told her that teacher says she behaved well in school. Hence, today she is allowed to open one present which is the pet care toy (since Christmas 2018๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿคฃ) and she needs to share it with mei mei (though I think the present belongs to Norrah ๐Ÿคญ) – actually I also wanna clear up the storage! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Photo: https://photos.app.goo.gl/7eRVJVNjj6j2NLjBA

Goodbye third baby tooth

Third tooth ๐Ÿฆท came out today

She came out excitedly to show me her third tooth has fallen out. She was explaining that it happened during the last subject of the day. She was โ€˜rockingโ€™ the tooth until it came out by its own- fell off onto her chair. Only Abram (the boy beside her knew it, so mama is the second to know). She even asked permission from teacher to gargle her mouth in toilet.

She told me to keep her tooth for her in my purse while she ate her lunch in car. As soon as we arrived home, she asked me for the tooth. She excitedly wanted to wash it before keeping it. She went into the toilet to wash it but came out crying ๐Ÿ˜ญ โ€˜my tooth fell into the wash basinโ€™. How tragic. I looked at the basin! ๐Ÿ˜ฃ๐Ÿ˜ฃ I didnโ€™t know what to do first but to give her a hug – telling her that โ€˜it is okโ€™ and thatโ€™s when all her tears came rolling down. ๐Ÿ’” ๐Ÿ’” ๐Ÿ’”

Quick thinking, I look into the basin hole again. ๐Ÿค” Then pull out the ceramic thingy that is covering the sink drain. Tried to unscrew the sink cover. And dig dig dig ๐Ÿคฎ – a lot of hairline and โ€˜donโ€™t know the hubbyโ€™s daily phlegm there onot ๐Ÿคขโ€™ (only he spit his phlegm there ok? ๐Ÿ˜’)- alas! I managed to find it. Then I put the little tooth into the cup with water and handed it to Noelle! Phew! Super hero in less than 5 minute! ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†

Seriously, luckily found it – I was also damn sad when she lost it at first, coupled with her crying! The moment was devastating- losing something that followed you in all these years in split of second! And when I found it, the relief was โ€˜speechlessโ€™ – ๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿคฃ

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Her third tooth that came out isnโ€™t the top tooth (like most kids) but the bottom tooth – which is beside the second tooth that came out a month ago. Actually the third tooth started to hurt right after the second one came out and then rocked for a month and more – because the growing second tooth is unaligned and I think it was pushing the third baby tooth. I wanted to bring her to dentist but she refused. So I made her promise that she will not โ€˜blameโ€™ me if she has ugly set of teeth in the future๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„ – while I was hoping that โ€˜let the tooth nature takes pace on its ownโ€™.

Ok, now hopefully the tooth will align nicely…

Photo: https://photos.app.goo.gl/Qk6tX1hz97E9beEu6

A little prize for correct spelling

Went to school rather moody*๐Ÿ™„ but came home super duper good mood! ๐Ÿคฃ

Because…

She was chosen during story telling in the morning (before school starts) to answer a question (actually just to spell out โ€˜lizardโ€™) and she got it right. She was awarded this cup. She was excited because she felt โ€˜luckyโ€™ and she was the last to be chosen out of 10. She said she got the spelling right because she did the spelling previously in her English class.

I am happy that

– she is able to adjust her mood accordingly

– she braves herself to put her hands up to be called onto the stage and answering questions (she actually tried many times but not chosen previously)

– she does remember what she learns in school (because I never really revise her school work with her – we just do our own reading and activities at home; sometimes I am still unconvinced [by myself] if we are putting her in the right direction – as at times we find her to be โ€˜deterioratingโ€™ in some ways๐Ÿคญ compared to last year๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„)

* she is a child with feelings just like adults and has every right to feel how she feels

Photo: https://photos.app.goo.gl/AkvEZ3qNqBRXYbuHA

Durian ogura cake

Ingredients:

Egg yolks – 5

Whole egg – 1

Cake flour – 90g

Durian purรฉe – 100g

Milk – 85 ml

Egg white – 5

Caster sugar – 70g

Cream of tar tar 1/4 tsp

Method:

1. Mix egg yolks, whole egg, oil and blended durian purรฉe with milk.

2. Sieve in flour and salt. Fold. Set aside.

3. Make meringue from egg white, sugar and cream of tar tar (optional).

4. Fold in meringue into initial mixture (3 different times).

5. Bake under preheated oven of 170 degree celcius for 1 to 1.5 hours. Lower temperature to 130 degree celcius for another 20 minutes. (Timing and temperature very dependent on your oven).

Photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/nMxgrXMfRHTjB1Rt6

A visit to Jimmy Durian Orchard

We experienced free fall of durian at the orchard. This was the durian that nearly fell on our heads!

Located along karak highway, entrance to the orchard is free. And durian are sold there – eaten on the spot or brought home! It has great ambience at the stall or where durian is served. Orchard is small (or we didn’t venture further in) but we had a great experience.

Spotting durians.

Some other plants spotted – mangosteen and lime

Race and religion

Noelle enjoys the little experiments – She wanted to try her hands on making bath bombs.

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Race and religion

We have never expose Noelle to any race and religion until she goes to school – which she learns from teachers and observation. (Kids donโ€™t see colours!) We donโ€™t want her/them to develop stereotypes.

Last year, she did learn about different races with the different kinds of festivals introduced in school. But since her preschool comprised of all Chinese (though two teachers are Indians), she didnโ€™t really give it a big thought about it.

This year, she learns more. With Moral class, she gets the idea of segregation between Muslim and non-Muslim. So, I have been going with her pace of understanding – to determine her friends because some names can be interracial (e.g Norrah also can sound like Muslim to some๐Ÿคญ). I will ask if the friend is Muslim or non Muslim.

During fasting month, she came home telling me that her Muslim friends are โ€˜fastingโ€™ (I was indeed surprise that she told me โ€˜fastingโ€™ when I was using the word โ€˜puasaโ€™ with her). She did ask why her Muslim friends fast. And I explained that it is their BELIEFS and this has to be respected. Though she didnโ€™t come home telling me that she has any issues with eating or drinking in front of her friends, I did remind her to stay away when she eats or drinks.

Eventually, she identifies herself as โ€˜I am Chinese.โ€™ ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†

Last week, she speaks to me –

Noelle: Mum, Chrystianna is a Christian!

Me: ๐Ÿ˜ฏ๐Ÿ˜ฏ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

Noelle: She is not a Chinese. I am a Chinese.

Me: ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„ (๐Ÿ˜ถ๐Ÿ˜ถopps, now she is confused between race and religion)

(Actually I know that her friend Chrystianna is a Chindian)

Me: You are Buddhist because papa put you as Buddhist! ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„ (I donโ€™t know how to explain why she is Buddhist, but that is the fact laaaa) But, I am a Christian! (Actually hubby and I are more like free thinkers)

Noelle: ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„

Me: Buddhists pray in a temple while Christians pray in Church.

Noelle: ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„

Me: You remembered we took cable car in Hong Kong and we were at the place where the big Buddha was? That is where Buddhist pray. ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค” You remembered once we went to mamaโ€™s friend wedding in church? Thereโ€™s where Christians pray.

Noelle: ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

– conversation ends –

Today

Noelle: Mum, today when teacher was telling story, suddenly Jazeimโ€™s tooth came out.

Me: How you know?

Noelle: He raise up hand and tell teacher.

Me: ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ (that was ticklish)

Then I was curious to know for some time, Jazeimโ€™s race.

Me: ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”Jazeim, is Muslim or non Muslim? ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„

Noelle: He is Indian!

Me: ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ (I was indeed surprised, now โ€˜Indianโ€™ came into her dictionary)

Noelle: Indian is brown skin.

Me: ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ How about you? What colour are you?

Noelle: Peach ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„

Me: But you tanned already, so what colour now? ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„ (just trying to tease her๐Ÿ˜œ)

Noelle: ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„I think orange!

๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

My girl is really growing; we can have deeper thoughts conversation now. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

In trust and in faith

Yesterday she came home telling me that one of her English exercise books has been used up. And Puan Siti told her to get a new book from the book shop!๐Ÿ™„ (aiyo, when I hear this, phobia lai liao…๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„ what if the money bullying thing happen again๐Ÿคญ)

Me: So you want me go and buy or you buy yourself? ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„

Noelle: I go buy.

Me: Did teacher tell you how much is one book? ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„

Noelle: RM1.20

Me: Ok, I will give you the exact amount and put in your purse (despite wearing sports wear today). Go buy the book yourself. Donโ€™t go show off your money. ๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„

Noelle: OK!

In trust and in faith, I put in her again.

(I can save a lot more worries if I walk into the school book shop before school ends to get it for her, actually)

It is A small thing to many; BUT…I donโ€™t know how to describe this feeling. I have been thinking about the โ€˜what ifsโ€™ again. I donโ€™t want her to get into that โ€˜troubleโ€™ again BUT she needs to GROW UP and face the โ€˜thingโ€™ herself. After all, she is just in P1 – if she doesnโ€™t learn now, when will she learn?

As we approach her school pick up time, I was thinking what will the likely outcomes from today! ๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿ˜† Definitely a โ€˜phewโ€™ after she told me that she has bought it!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ She told me that she went and buy it herself. BUT W and another girl did go to the bookshop. She queued herself and it took quite some time because there was a long queue. ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„ (so many things to buy from bookshop meh?) She told the book shop keeper that she needs a book no.4; then she was told how much was the book (she did say that W told her it was RM1.50๐Ÿ˜’ instead of RM1.20 but it proves to her that โ€˜believe inโ€™ teacher more than her friend). She took out the exact amount, paid and left without waiting for her friends because she was afraid that she will be late for class. (Nice to hear that she knows about punctuality)

It is a relief to see that she is capable of handling and in fact, growing out from this situation.

Child friendly โ€˜boba milk teaโ€™ ๐Ÿ˜†

Hubby and I only tried twice – once from pasar malam and one real boba milk tea (I forgot what brand, but the one located right outside Courtyard SS15- hubby bought while we were waiting for the girls in Funtopia); we donโ€™t really understand why people are raving over it ๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿ˜‚ – it tastes like gula melaka/cendol drink ๐Ÿ˜; somehow close to kurma milk.

And last week or so, I saw my friend posted about how to make boba – actually from sago ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ and added kurma milk, so I tried it today. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ Thanks for sharing EY! ๐Ÿ˜˜

Our girls never tried bubble tea before – and when they saw these drinks, Noelle immediately said โ€˜it looks like bubble teaโ€™ ๐Ÿ˜† ok, able to fool a kid still.

– so the child friendly boba milk tea is made of kurma milk + sago + gui ling gao ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†

Video – making their own version of boba milk tea <here>

One day fun in Kidzania KL

Kidzania family photo

We spent 1.5 hours queuing up to enter Kidzania despite buying tickets online. And spent the rest of 7+hours before they close in there!

Upon entering Kidzania, Noelle repeatedly says โ€˜this is SO real!!!๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿ˜ตโ€™ while both hubby and I : โ€˜oh ๐Ÿ’ฉ look at the number of people here!!๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑโ€™

We sort of regret coming here upon seeing the queue at the entrance but we bought the tickets already – no u-turn or burnt. ๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿ˜† but at the end of the day, seeing both Noelle and Nikki enjoyed so much; surely worth the wait. I think it was also a good choice not to come on one of the Sundays we initially wanted to – or else, too tiring for Noelle – the next school day.

Summary of roles and things they did:

1. Journalist (only Noelle)

Journalist/reporter

๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„

๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Coincidentally, the first role play Noelle chose was journalist! ๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿคฃ But I think she was rather clueless in what she needed to do. I followed her around with the other players – I asked her what she needs to do; she says โ€˜dunoโ€™๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜† Luckily there was this elder girl who guided the whole team. They found what they need to do – I.e. asking one supervisor some questions, and jot the answers down. It turned out that I wrote the answers for Noelle because they need to be fast – and I canโ€™t be spelling for her one by one! ๐Ÿคญ (at that point of time, I felt like I am one of the participants ๐Ÿ˜‚)

Back at the newsroom, they were required to key in some information onto the given layout. Noelle struggled as she has never been exposed to this. While we were waiting outside, it is enlightening to see how Noelle asked or the other girl willingly helped Noelle in completing the task.

2. Jewellers

Jeweller

For this, they have to pay 6 Kidzos each and they get to bring back their โ€˜jewelleryโ€™ ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Nikki managed to attempt half of it; and then Noelle helped!

Noelle: Mum, you know how many beads we can put in?

Me: ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

Noelle: 16

3. Traffic police

4. Making of moon sand

Kidzania is having Science and Space programme. Noelle wanted to take part in this making of moon sand!

Just mix sand, corn flour, water and food colouring.

Ratio of sand and corn flour seems like 2:1

They get to bring home the moon sand.

No kidzo earned and paid for this.

5. Disco lounge visitors (hubby and I love this most ๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿคฃ cos we can be seated on the sofa while waiting – and they easily get 42 kidzos in total)

6. Window cleaners

7. Medical assistants in endoscopy room

The place was covered so I asked Noelle what they did – briefly: a โ€˜fakeโ€™ body lying down, and then mei mei was told to hold the bodyโ€™s hand. Then another participant started crying, so she took over the job of putting liquid injection. They also look through the โ€˜microscopeโ€™ and saw inside the body. Noelle also said she looked around and found some other people were bathing the baby – I think she saw โ€˜nurseryโ€™ in another room. I didnโ€™t expect Noelle telling me she wanted to try this because she has this โ€˜phobiaโ€™ of seeing injuries – in television. ๐Ÿ˜‚

8. Beautician and customer

9. Shopper and cashier (they did both respectively)

10. Delivery man – courier

Courier service ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Noelle: Whatโ€™s courier?

Me: There….like papa ALwAYS buy things, then Mr Postman come deliver ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†

But they were told to collect parcels instead; Noelle did a great job by remembering the script and has confidence to approach the people in charge.

Nikki, as most role plays, has been a helper. It was great they two can pair in most activities! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

11. Petrol pump attendants

Although they seem like did โ€˜fewโ€™, after listing down – well, 11 is not few though there are really more to role play! They repeatedly says they like being cashier the most! ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿคฃ (all choices made by Noelle – Nikki just followed)

I do think Kidzania is a good place for kids to learn about real life – how things works, etc. One thing for sure – Noelle did learn about journalism – though she was clueless on what she was doing initially.

I think we will be back some other day – we told Noelle โ€˜after we save money, ok?โ€™ – and she said she prefer Kidzania than Disneyland and our recent beach holiday (but hor, she very short sighted one laaaaa๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†…only papa heart ๐Ÿ’”- โ€˜bring so far, drive so long, prefer Kidzania๐Ÿ˜’โ€™)

Norrah didnโ€™t get to play anything in Kidzania; but she patiently waits….Cos she had a good time wandering around too! ๐Ÿคฃ