Thursday, February 25, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
I was simply amazed by the beauty of these angpow decorations that my cousin put up in our ancestral home in our home town. Take a look.
Here is an angpow lantern surrounded by many little hanging angpow lanterns.
I like these. These are angpow mandarin oranges. They look good enough to eat. Hehe.
And this. This angpow craft is quite small. It takes many many squares of little red packets and plenty of patience but the results are beautiful.
Finally, here is a diamond shaped angpow lantern surrounded by minature hanging angpow fish lanterns.
Too bad my visit was short. Otherwise I would learn to make all of them. These angpow crafts are so amazingly beautiful and creative.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Wish everyone who pass by this blog a
Happy Chinese New Year 2010.
This is the story of "nian" or the Chinese New Year story about how chinese villagers in ancient times used the bright colour red and loud sounds of firecrackers to frighten away the monster called "nian". It has been a yearly tradition since.
I've read this story many times and in many versions. This is the first time I am seeing an animated version of the Chinese New Year Story: The Story of Nian.
Great tale for the kids. However the animation may be a little bit scary for very young kids.
Here it is:
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Friday, February 05, 2010
I think sometimes the cartoons, video games and TV has a lot of violence, negative and undesirable elements. I mean where else would a little boy of 8 learn to talk like that? I think parents too, should keep a tabs on how their kids are talking. If your child is talking like that at home, don't think it is amusing or funny. Please nip it in the bud.
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
MG: Sorry, mummy is busy.
My Boy: Mummy, mummy play with me lah.
MG: No, cannot. Mummy is busy. Later mummy read book to you.
My Boy: Reading is not playing.
MG: Hah. Read to you also laugh already (Mumbles to self) Sacarsm
My Boy: No lah Mummy, I saw the book already. It is not a funny book. Innocence
MG: Hahaha. *Speechless*
The boy is slowly taking over from his sister as pesterer of the house. From the moment he wakes up till right before he goes to sleep, it is either "Mummy, play with me" or "Mummy, I want to play game."
Tuesday, February 02, 2010
She doesn't like Barbie dolls. She loves stationaries compared to Barbie. Pretty little notebooks etc. However, she does not use them. She just wants to keep them to admire! Likewise, she loves stickers but she does not use them. She keeps them to take out once in a while to admire.
She keeps crafts that we make, angpow papers, brochures of things and places that interest her, postcards, a soft toy or two, her Hello Kitty collection, her notebooks and stickers, her origami, little pieces of notes she writes, little knick knacks and momentoes etc all on her bedside table. She is quite tidy in the sense that she keeps them all neatly stacked up but I can hardly see through the table. Once in a while, I have to either make her go through them herself or if I go through them, some will end up in the trash bin.
The boy is worse. He likes to keep things too (though not as much as the girl). However, he likes to keep his bedside table and drawer entirely neat and tidy. How does he do this? By putting everything on the floor or on MY shelves or stashing them under my chair!
I think they must have got this hoarding trait from me. Quite often I feel sentimental about throwing old stuff away. I still have their little booties,tiny shoes and baby clothes. The other day, I reluctantly put some in the recycle/charity bin as I was doing some Chinese New Year spring cleaning and boy... that was hard to do!