Monday, February 18, 2013

TKD Diary - Green Tip

Date:  Feb 17, 2013

Jay Jay passed the grading.  So, now the teacher is changing their belt.


There, and he received the Green Tip belt.


Very happy indeed.


Green Tip Belt.


Today got three students received Green Tip belt...


So, on the first day after grading, they start learning the poomsay already… But seems to me, Rachel is very playful and playing with Jay Jay in class… Must teach Jay some Korean already… hahaha


So, on the first day after grading, they learn 6/18 steps of green tip pattern...


Teacher writing down they passed the 6/18 steps pattern… 


On March 16, he is going to join the Board Breaking fun!  Wow… he is going to break some board!


Sunday, February 17, 2013

Yearly CNY Dragon Lion Dance @ Park West

Date:  Feb 17, 2013

Today as usual is the annual CNY Dragon Lion Dance @ Park West.  OK.  My fault.  I should have post this in the morning.  But I was busy sending Jay to Tae Kwondo, and Violin class, and pick up Kay from the Art Boot Camp.  And immediately, I host another CNY party at my place.  Only now I got time to sit down and download my photos from my camera.  And read my 4D sms.  hahahahahaha


As usual, we always find a good seats watching the lion dragon dance.


Of course, the MP Ms. Foo Mee Har too sit where can get very good view.


Being MP not easy hor.  Need to run so many places for dragon lion dance.  She just finished next door Regent Park and immediately pop by Park West to show fast.


The first to perform is the drummers.


The kids are enjoying the drums.


 The drum performance is surprising very good and they are better than last year and the year before. 


However, the sky start to drizzle in the middle of the performance.  So, bo-pian, we all have to move indoor.  


So, we moved to block 14 void deck.


 The residents move to block 14...

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The performance will continue from here...


We continue the drum play here...


 I love it.


Next is the Dragon dance.


It is amazing that they can still dance in such a restricted area.


Up next is the lion dance.


It's very nice mommy!


Very nicely done.


And now the lion is throwing the oranges to the chairman for the committee in Park West.


And that is where 5-8-1-5 comes out.  Wanted to say, HUAT AH!  Go buy 4D ah.  But a bit too late?  I just checked this 4 numbers came out in Starter Price.  So, many of the residents should HUAT AH!


Lastly, the lion dance.


Lion peel the kum….


Jay says mommy, very nice!


The rain still a bit drizzling...


 I love this shot… Jay Kay under a blue umbrella… 





How to Host a Mega Party?

Date:  Feb 16, 2013

It is almost an unthinkable thing before yesterday.  And yes, we did it!

We packed 61 people in my apartment on Feb 16.

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It all started from a CNY Open House message on WhatApps.  Every parent to response to the WhatApps group message whether if they are coming for the CNY Open House.  Within first few days, the list grew to the final headcount of 34 adults and 27 kids.  Wow!  The last known mega party is 46 people I think.  It was a bit of messy during the last 46 pax party during Christmas time.

So, we gained experience from the previous party.  And we held the Mega Party with success.


So, how do we do it?

Well, the first thing to do is, don't even think about it way before CNY.  We had great time in Sitiawan, and then, when we come back to Singapore, then, we start the planning.  61 people to packed into our home.  Amazing.  

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Re-arranging the Kid's play room.  All toys has been moved to the Kid's bedroom.  So, we can create a extra food serving table top here in the play room.

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So, kids no longer allowed to play in this room.  So, we put some stools here, and there are comfortable sitting area, with most of the food are served here.

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The "Tok Panjang" (Long Table).  We placed extra two tables to our dining table.  And added 18 stools around it.  This is the area where parents can sit down and eat.  Of course, kids will have their own small table in front of the TV.  The most important thing is parents have lots of seats to sit down.

So, we end up borrowing stools and chair and table from the parents and friends.  And we end up creating more than 60 seats for guests to sit down.  And I also have 2x portable gas stove for me to cook in the dining table too.  All the quicky food like crabs, clams, can be done there.

We end up with still lots of parents standing.  But all the chairs and stools are available for them to sit.  But still, they stands.  hahaha

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The bed in the Kids play room has been lifted.  A train track has been build around the room, toy cars station are here...

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Most important thing, all these huge toys are all kept in the store room.  No one knows and no kids are allowed to drive the car here and there.

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My study room has been converted into TV room.  So, lots of space for kids to move around.  And I fired up my Plex Media Centre in the room, my 27" iMac instantly become a small TV which controlled by the Apple remote control.  

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I also created a golf putting area.  But then, we realised it is too dangerous, as there are younger kids around  taking the putter start swinging it horizontally.

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Too bad, Jay Jay cannot play with his friends on this putting matt.

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Originally, I have this for backup.  Just in case the kids get bored.  

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We are glad that all the parents comes to consensus that "NO iPAD, NO iPHONE!".  So, I also kept this away from the kids.  They will never know what it is.  hahaha luckily Jay and Kay spent some time played with it in the afternoon, and then, I explained to them that we have to keep it, and they understand. 

A big claps and cheers for the "Parent Alliance" for setting this rules.  And really that night, no iPad is activated.  And kids just run around here and there happily.  And the feeling is so nice.  Is like we never know there are iPad been invented kind of feeling.  hahaha

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We converted our bedroom into the third kids area.  With the piano kept in this room.  And the lego stations.

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Legos are all well kept in boxes.  So, should be not hard to find pieces that they want.

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Let's the party begin!  So, initially looks very cool when half of the guest are here.


Kids are were they suppose to be, in one of the three rooms.


Argh… I forgot all about the giant bear!  Claire and the kids were moving the bear around with all the glass wares at the kitchen table.  Fortunately all glass wares are saved.


Then, it is time to "Lou-Yu-Shang", so we gathered all the people here.


 Here is a nice video clip on all the adults Lou Yu Shang.  HUAT ah!


 No wonder, all the kids are queuing up.  Ice cream is here.


The kids is getting noisy trying to get their ice cream.  ahhahahaha


Some even dance once they had their ice cream.


There is a soccer match on the TV.  And all the kids now cheer for Singapore!


Its Ang Pow time.  And it is amazing to see all the kids, 27 of them lining up and all the parents distributing the Ang Pow.


 So, make the kids stand still and then, parents walk around to distribute Ang Pow.


 And then, let's try to put 59 people (exclude the domestic helpers) in the photo frame.

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 We took very nice photo.


Thank you uncle Chester for taking such a wonderful photos of the hard working parents.

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Thank you uncle Chester for taking such a wonder photos of the parents and their kids.  OPPA!

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And right after the photo sessions… the parents have a new year fun!  

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We are playing "Charity Kids Kumon".  Also known as Black Jack.  HaHaHaHa… 

Charity?  Two kids come with Donation forms.  So, whoever win the money goes into the charity.  hahahaha

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See… all money goes into Charity.  Nan Yang PS is the biggest beneficial.  And all parents have lots of lots of fun!   (Btw, gambling is bad, but for Charity, donation, is good.)

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