Tuesday, January 26, 2016

School Life Summary – 2015

For our own records, below are the highlights of Sarah’s school life in year 2015…

Sport Day
Just like the year before, Sarah again took part in a Sports Day event; although she had no luck in winning any individual accolade, but she cheered hard for the team. At the end, her team (Yellow) won!








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English Story-telling and Chinese Poem Recitation Competition

She was selected once again for the English story-telling contest; as for Chinese poem recitation competition, it was her first.


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Computer Coding Competition
It was a pleasant surprise that Sarah able to represent her school to participate in a computer coding competition. She won the state level but get defeated at the national level.

Nevertheless it is also one kind of exposure for her.




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Prize Presentation Day
For Sarah’s school, prize giving is part of their annual event; and I am delighted to attend the ceremony.

In total Sarah was awarded with four prizes, which are English story-telling competition (silver), Chinese poem recitation competition (fourth place), computer coding competition (excellence award) and…ahem, the “Polite Angel” award.








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Charity Dinner
Sarah’s school held a charity dinner to raise fund in 2015. Most of the children were involved in the performances, Sarah too.

She was looking forward for the big day; the make up and the costume have made her raring to go on the stage.




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Monday, November 16, 2015

The Seventh Families Trip – Ipoh

Since who know when, each year we tried to organize a family outing for mom and dad; and this time, Ipoh was our chosen destination.

Known as “hill city”, there are unique attractions in Ipoh that our parents might be interested. With the aid of Google map, we went to most of the places we thought is worth a visit.

Kellie Castle










Gunung Lang Recreational Park












Kinta River Walk






Han Chin Pet Soo
















Mural Art Lane










Lost World of Tambun





Mom and dad especially like the visitation to the cave temple (Kek Lok Tong); it feels so calm and tranquility with a pleasant scenic view. On the contrary, the Qing Xin Ling Leisure and Cultural Village is too commercialised for their liking.

Kek Lok Tong & Qing Xin Ling Leisure and Cultural Village











In conjunction with Sarah’s eighth birthday, we held a simple celebration at the rented apartment. It was fun and awesome, the kids just loved it.







Everyone has a real good time in Ipoh. At the end, we all agreed that we’ve come out with a perfect itinerary.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Ear Lump

A week after we came back from Singapore, Sarah got a lump behind her left ear; it started with a pea sized and then it grew bigger.



The lump is red and painful when touched; it was more “agonizing” for us to watch how doctor pinched and squeezed on it. Sarah cried pitifully.

We were so bothered when doctor told us a snipping procedure might be carried out if the lump does not subside. We were considering the pros and cons of having this minor procedure.

Incidentally, my brother-in-law was having the similar lump few months earlier; and he shared with us the method to get rid of it. We followed his advices by using Chinese medicated plaster on the lump…it helps, but it also irritates her skin (due to over-do).

Seeing this, we switched to a gentler approach – the tea tree oil. We constantly applied the oil and noticed the lump has started to shrink!

And one fine day when Sarah woke up from bed, she told us that the lump has ruptured; it oozed out some pus. Thank God, she was spare the knife.

Since then, the bump has disappeared but there is a scar remained.



We can only hope that this is the end of it, and the episode will never recur.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Unforgettable Singapore 2014

We’ve “survived” our first oversea trip with Sarah (and her best buddy) to Singapore last year. This is the first time our passports get stamped and we were pretty excited with almost everything we met during the trip.

Armed with his faded memories about the place, but with plenty of Google search, hubby had done a commendable job in planning the whole trip; it was a 4D3N outing, and we had little chance to get bored. The attractions were just awesome.

I’d like to summarise all these great memories in photos.


Day-1: Marina Bay, Flyer, DUKW tour, Helix Bridge, Gardens by The Bay & OCBC Skyway


























Day-2: Universal Studio
































Day-3: Zoo, River Safari & Orchard Road






























Day-4: See you again, Singapore










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