Parenting, teaching

Chinese Character Stroke Order (Sequence)

In Singapore, English is the language used for all teaching subjects. That is why we (parents) read to our children, exposing them to the language from young. In our multiracial country, children of different races will take a Mother Tongue subject. For Chinese like us, we have to learn and remember Chinese words (or characters)… Read More Chinese Character Stroke Order (Sequence)

Family, Food, Health, Parenting, teaching, Thoughts and Feelings

Power Up! our children’s thinking with Eu Yan Sang

[Sponsored Post] I am always dreaming up new ideas to coach GerGer and BoiBoy to be thinkers, and problem solvers. For the past few years, I have used my self-taught super duper time-consuming ways to teach them that crying over an issue might not be the best way out. I took opportunity of every incident… Read More Power Up! our children’s thinking with Eu Yan Sang

Business, Food, Parenting

Venting my anger on GerGer – Yet another Motherhood Failure Moment?

My life has entered another stage in April this year. Two staff members have left our retail store due to health reasons. My consolation prize is that one will be back in two weeks, hopefully. At the exact same time, three part time students have left as they prepare for their tertiary education. It’s weird… Read More Venting my anger on GerGer – Yet another Motherhood Failure Moment?

Family, Parenting, teaching, Thoughts and Feelings

BoiBoy’s Art Classes (Part 3) – withdrew

At the start of 2013, I shared about how BoiBoy resisted school after the long “winter” (we have no winter being on the equator) school holidays. I also shared about how he refused to attend his Art Enrichment Class in his Kindergarten. Motherhood Failure Moments – BoiBoy’s Art Classes BoiBoy’s Art Classes (Part 2) This… Read More BoiBoy’s Art Classes (Part 3) – withdrew

Family, Parenting, Thoughts and Feelings

Our Angry Monsters

It was somewhere along my Parenting Learning Journey (in early 2013 – if my memory does not fail me), that I thought of a way to impart Anger Management to my children (GerGer & BoiBoy) and niece (BayBee). Young children get angry easily (well, many adults still do).  In 2012 I blogged about teaching “Life… Read More Our Angry Monsters

Business, Family, Parenting, Thoughts and Feelings

Business means work life integration

Running a small business is time consuming.  Well, “running” small family is much more time consuming. I missed blogging, and today I have squeezed time for a simple post on how my typical mornings pass by in a flash. I had a late night, so I stayed a little longer in bed this morning (this… Read More Business means work life integration

Business, Family, Thoughts and Feelings

It’s two going on three months

Time really flies. Our food retail store has opened for two months, going on three. We have been on a roller coaster ride, and now that things has more or less settled, we still face manpower issues. I’m the creative sort, so everyday I dream of the possible customized cakes I can provide to customers. … Read More It’s two going on three months

Business, Family, Thoughts and Feelings

Our Third Baby?

In the last few weeks, DeeDee and I were very busy with the pre-opening activities of our retail shop. It’s our first retail business. All our encounters, be it with the setting up of a Private Limited, development of relationship with franchisor, shop design approval process or renovation matters, has thus far been teeth-chattering. The… Read More Our Third Baby?