Thursday, 29 December 2011

See you in 2012

Dear students and parents,

Compliments of the season!
Teacher Jerry and I will be flying off in 2 hours time to Bangkok.
All of you are in our thoughts and we packed books to improve ourselves too!
Lessons resume 4 January 2012 (Wednesday).
Tuition classes beginning on 4 Jan:
4pm: P4 Mathematics
545pm: P6 Science
730pm: P6 Mathematics
Please remember to complete all homework :)

Swimming lessons beginning on 5 Jan.

Happy Blessed New Year!

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

My wedding surprise for my laopo

I prepared a song with our own MTV for my wife on our wedding day.

I sang this hokkien song titled “家后” during our wedding night in front of a crowd of 288 guests.

I admit I'm not a good singer. But when one sings whole heartily from the bottom of the heart, she will be moved to tears. =)

A very meaningful song that reflects how I feel for her.

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Jerry & Summer Lucky Red Wedding 2011

I am now married!


And yes, I am married to the most wonderful and amazing women on earth. Summer Toh Xiaoxin!! Hee...


I would like to thank alot alot alot of people. Each and everyone who have made our wedding such a success.


And usually, they are those who work hard behind the scenes for us.


Thank you to Holiday Inn Orchard City Centre Hotel. You guys are 1 fantastic crew! From the front desk to the banquet manager. Everyone seems to have a little surprises up their sleeves.


Especially thank you to Miss Ang, Vasanthi and Jonathan. You guys are great! With such details you guys cared for our guests and our wedding.


From the 1st day we met, you guys pampered us with all the small details. Yes, indeed we are not a fussy couple. But that's all because you guys took care of all the issues for us. What's there for us to stress about?! Hee....


Thank you Miss Ang for all the preparations you have prepared for us. Thank you for treating us like a Super VVIP!


Thank you Vasanthi for all the meet ups, all the setups and all the suggestions you gave to us. And how can we ever forget your personalised surprised wedding gift for us! We teared when we received your present in our suite. OMG, what kind of service is that? It's far more than a 6 star hotel service.


Thank you Jonathan for helping me with my surprise for my wife. Thank you for accommodating my requests to meet up with you to test out my AV. Without your help, my surprise wouldn't have worked so well. Thank you for the dry run before our actual wedding starts, thank you for all the suggestions and how will we ever forget your help during our solemnization. We are so touched by your finest details in helping us.


All in all, A very very big thank you to each and everyone of you at Holiday Inn Orchard City Centre! *Thumbs up*


Next, our wedding planner, Marj & Marcus. You guys are great! Thank you for helping us with all the wedding preparations right from the beginning. Thank you!


Sharon & Daisy. Thank you for being our Emcess for the night. You guys are wonderful! Hee.. It must have been hard to keep the secrets of mine, xiaoxin & my brother. Hee.....


Wayne & Darrell from Photomorements
 http://www.wix.com/waynelimwj/photomorements
Thank you for being our offical photographer for the day. I must say your photos are a work of art! Wonderful! We love each and every single photo!!

Mas from Wantondoodle
http://www.wantondoodle.com/
Thank you for your speedy morning express! You are really a talent!

We have a almost 1,000 photos! So, it will take a really really long time before I can post all the photos here.. Hee..

For a quick review, you may visit my wife facebook photos.

Album 1 ( By my wife beloved blackberry)
Album 2 (By Photomorements)
Album 3 (By Photomorements)

Monday, 26 December 2011

My laopo wedding surprise for me.

On our wedding night, it was a night full of surprises.

Surprises from us to our guests.
Surprises from my brother and his gf.
Surprises from me to my wife.

And lastly, surprises from my laopo to me.

The thing is, all of us did not know about the surprises! Hee... So, our Emcees, Daisy &Sharon, wedding planners - Marj & Marcus had a really hard time keeping all these secrets for us! Hee....

Here's the surprise my laopo gave to me. Her Thank you speech for all the guests and most importantly, for me. =)

Thank you for being such a sweetie my laopo! =D



Sweet. Yes, I know I am the luckiest man on planet earth!

My surprise to my laopo will be uploaded soon. =D

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Merry Christmas from Teacher Rae, Teacher Jerry and Teacher Summer ...

Compliments of the season.
Have a blessed Christmas and fantastic 2012 ahead.
Regards,
Summer Toh Xiaoxin
Chief Education Officer
The Water Family Enrichment Centre
Web: www.twfec.org
Mobile: 9796 4130

TWFEC ... Where Every Child Is A Bundle of Promises and Potential

Sent from my BlackBerry Wireless Handheld from M1.

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Sunset @ Ubud

Having our dinner @ Ubud by the beach while watching the sunset into the horizon.

Life. This is life.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Bali here we come!

Teacher Jerry & Teacher Summer will be away on our short getaway from 21st - 25th Dec.

See you all again on 26th Dec! Hee... =D
Regards,
Jerry Toh
Swim Director
The Water Family Enrichment Centre
Web: www.twfec.org
Contact: 9100 1855

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Holiday Inn Orchard City Centre

1 day after our wedding dinner @ Holiday Inn Orchard City Centre, we are still in awe with their 6star services.

It's always small surprises after small surprises from their staff.

We are enjoying every moment and every minute with them.

A highly recommended hotel for couples who are looking for their wedding dinner venue! *Thumbs up*

I love our solemnizer!

Our Solemnizer Dr Phua is so cute!

He actually reminded us to update our status on Facebook!

Ok, my status on facebook is now known as "Married" =D

Too tired liaoz... More updates tomorrow.

Hope everyone enjoyed our dinner tonight.

Monday, 19 December 2011

19 December 2011

The day is finally here! Waited for 27 years and here it is! A brand new chapter!

Bridal Car - Checked
Gown - Checked
Wedding Rings - Checked
Hotel - Checked
Red Packets - Checked
Flowers - Checked

Ok! Summer Toh Xiaoxin I am coming to marry you!! =D

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Where will happiness strike next?



For me, happiness is striking us tomorrow. =)

The Train service might be disrupted.
The roads might be flooded.
Things beyond our control might happen.
I don't care.

I am marrying Xiaoxin tomorrow no matter what.

Saturday, 17 December 2011

2 more days...

2 more days to our Big Day!

As the date is nearing, I am feeling nervous, excited and happy.

I must say, we are really lucky teachers to have wonderful, understanding and really really thoughtful students and parents to the max times 1000000000000000000000000!!!!!

We are touched by the small gestures each and everyone have shown us.

We have received many many ang paos from our student parents. And Robert even travelled all the way to our house just to pass us our ang pao because he's leaving on a business trip to China! How can we not be touched by such gesture?!

We have also receive many many hand drew and self designed cards from our students. Thank you kiddos and parents! You all really pampered and spoilt us with all these gifts.

Talking about gifts. We have been receiving so many sweet gifts from you all. And everytime I opened up the wrapper together with Teacher Summer, we always go "wow....so sweet!!!" And mum will rush into the room when she heard our screams and goes... "The parents are so nice to you all! They must really love you all alot."

Let me settle down 1st and find the time to post all the photos ok? It's been a really really hectic week for us. As if 1 wedding dinner is not enough. We still have the kiddos Swimsafer test and our wedding party for them! It's crazy. Really really crazy. But thankfully, we are almost 90% done.

Did we quarrel during this period? Yes we did. End of the day, it all boils down to communication. Whenever Summer and I quarrel, we have an unspoken agreement. We are allowed to be angry with each other for 3 mins and after that, 1 of us must give in. If none choose to give in, I will give in to her.

Still, I must say I am going to marry a really really capable wife. She did almost 80% of the wedding planning. =) Thank you laopo.

**p.s: Tips to all the groom to be. Let her have her way. Trust me, life is much more easier. Give her what she wants and both will be happy. =)

Last 2 days being a bachelor and I'm closing this chapter to start a whole new chapter with my wife Summer Toh Xiaoxin. =)

Friday, 16 December 2011

Term Break

Dear all Students & Parents,

Please kindly be reminded that there is no Swimming and Tuition classes from 15 December 2011 - 4 January 2012.

You all should know the reason right!

Teacher Jerry & Teacher Summer are getting married!


Thank you for all the well wishes, ang paos & presents. We like them alot and appreciate all of your thoughts.

We know you all are going to miss us. So, we will be seeing you all on our Wedding Party @ Fort Canning Park and also during your Swimsafer Test.

I also wish to clarify that our trip to Bali and Bangkok is not considered as Honeymoon (as instructed by my wife). It's a short getaway for us before we embark on a new Journey in 2012.

p/s: It means I still owe her a honeymoon trip to somewhere far far away like Europe - Florence.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

2012 CREATIVE WRITING COURSE

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2012 CREATIVE WRITING COURSE
ALL MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED.
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Primary 1 and 2
Duration: 14 Sessions (90 minutes each)
Time: 9.00 am to 10.30 am
Dates: 2012 (Sunday)
  • Jan 8, 15, 29 
  • Feb 5, 12, 19 
  • Mar 4, 11, 18
  • Apr 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29
Fees: $270 (non-member) / $260 (member)
[Monthly payment scheme available at $20 per session]
Places available: 6
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Primary 3 and 4
Duration: 14 Sessions (90 minutes each)
Time: 2.15 pm to 3.45 pm
Dates: 2012 (Sunday)
  • Jan 7, 14, 21, 
  • Feb 4, 11, 18,
  • Mar 3, 10, 17, 31, 
  • Apr 7, 14, 21 and 28
Fees: $340 (non-member) / $330 (member)
[Monthly payment scheme available at $25 per session]
Places available: 3
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Primary 5 and 6
Duration: 14 Sessions (90 minutes each)
Time: 2.15 pm to 3.45 pm
Dates: 2012 (Sunday)
  • Jan 8, 15, 29 
  • Feb 5, 12, 19 
  • Mar 4, 11, 18
  • Apr 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29
Fees: $410 (non-member) / $400 (member)
[Monthly payment scheme available at $30 per session]
Places available: 3
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Professional

This is 1 professional Sunshine Carebear mascot.

**Thumbs Up**

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Blessing

Sometimes, my kiddos in class will "miscall" me as "Daddy".

Usually, the Kindergarten kiddos will miscall that.

Now as I am sitting here waiting for Laopo to end her lessons, I think it's a blessing to be called that. =)

Excitement

Everyone have been asking me over the past weeks if I am feeling the jitters over my wedding.

I can safely say now that I am much more stress over the kiddos Swimsafer test den my wedding.

I even told Laopo that during our short Bali trip getaway, I will still be thinking of the kids.

Gosh! I'm such a workaholic.
Regards,
Jerry Toh
Swim Director
The Water Family Enrichment Centre
Web: www.twfec.org
Contact: 9100 1855

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Rolex

Seriously... What's wrong with Rolex?! Recently they have been advertising their watches on The Straits Time!

Yes, I must admit. I got tempted and was surfing on their website and Yatch Master seems to catch my eyes.
I particularly love this Yatch Master <3

This shall be a motivation for me. Hey! Every now and then we should have a personal dream & motivation to move us forward.

And I think the DateJust Special Edition really suits laopo. RoseGold! =)


Any professional Rolex collector can give this newbie here any tips for Rolex?

Anticipation

The anticipation of putting on the wedding ring.

Monday, 5 December 2011

Hand Stand!

Yes, the photo is in its correct place.

Handstand, somersaults are just some of the everyday lessons the kiddos will learn other than swimming. =p

Presenting to you, our future synchronised swimmers - Suhardi & Davis

Sounds good ya! To have male synchronised swimmers! Hee... I should starting training them for Olympics! =D

Friday, 2 December 2011

Why I love kids

Teacher Jerry: "Ok. Come, Teacher Jerry teach you how to swim backstroke. Very simple. You just lay down on your back as though you are sleeping."

Student: "But I am scared to lay down."

Teacher Jerry: "Are you scared to lay down on your bed to sleep at night?"

Student: "YES! I AM! I must switch on my lights and sleep. Cause I am afraid of the dark.."

Teacher Jerry: " But now is afternoon. You just imagine you are taking your afternoon nap ok?"

Student: "But... I don't take naps. Sleep in the afternoon very hot."

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Registration for 2012


Registration for 2012 Swimming and Tuition is now open!!! And we are taking in students in different phrases. This is to give privileges and priorities to our current students.

Phase 1A: For siblings of current students.
Registration Date: 1/12/2011 - 10/12/2011

Phase 1B: For students in the 18th Intensive Holiday Program.
Registration Date: 11/12/2011- 20/12/2011

Phase 2A: For students on our Waiting List (Page 1 to Page 3)
Registration Date: 21/12/2011 - 25/12/2011
*Registration via Email and whatsapp only

Phase 2B: For students on our waiting List (Page 4 to Page 7)
Registration Date: 26/12/2011 - 31/12/2011
*Registration via Email and whatsapp only

** Pharse 1C & 1D students have to register via email and whatsapp only as we will be overseas during this period. Yes. We will be having our honeymoon but do not worry. We will still take in your registration.

** As much as we wish to enrol every single child. We wish to apologise in advance that we are unable to do so as we have a maximum capacity on every class.  I.e: Maximum 10 students per class for swimming & 6-8 students per class for Tuition.

2012 Schedule will be out very very soon.

Monday, 28 November 2011

Already Famous 一泡而红

My student gave me a cup of Gong Cha today.

The movie title on it makes me feel over the moon! Hee... "Already Famous"

Thus, my facebook status is now.
Gong Cha:$3.60
Already Famous movie ticket:$8
A student passing me a cup of Gong Cha with the wordings "Already Famous" on it: Priceless

Seriously, how many times do u have someone passing you a cup of Gong Cha and telling you are already famous? =)

Thanks Yon Keat & Family!

You are the apple of my eye

Watched this long awaited movie with laopo the other night.

Nice movie. We laughed together. We cried together.

Really an apt movie to showcase growing up years.

Life was really much simpler when we were young.

Well, I'm glad I have fond memories of my youth. And I know, I'm going to have much more beautiful memories with my laopo after we get married. =)

I'm going to live my life as tot it's my last from now on...

I never knew how to. But today, I learnt how to. Live everyday as tot it's my last day.

And yes, they said, you will begin to treasure every little small details and enjoy life when you know it's your last day. It's true.

Saturday, 26 November 2011

My 5kg of happiness

Before I met laopo, I weight @ 65kg.

1.5years later, I now weight @ 70kg.

Tried losing weight by using the not so encouraged method - Skipped breakfast. What in the world was I thinking?

And I got punished by 3 days of gastric pains. First time in my life I felt such pains which leads me to thinking...

"So what if I weight heavier now? I'm so much more happier. "


With that, I have the licence to feast!

Friday, 25 November 2011

过大礼

过大礼 day!

Thursday, 24 November 2011

The eve of 过大礼

Been like ages since laopo is not with me for the night.

Yes, She shall now be known as my laopo from tonight onwards. =)

Well, Some traditions are meant to be kept. So yeah, Tomorrow is our 过大礼 day. A day where I will bring all the presents to my in laws and tell them officially that I want to marry Miss Summer Toh Xiaoxin.

In Kampung times, the groom will bring 1 Pig trotter to the family.
In modern Singapore Times, We use can pig trotters. Yupz, I am the one who wiped out Khatib and Marsiling Sheng Siong pig trotter cans. =)

2 bottles of Hard Liquor for my Father In Law

Basket full of oranges and 2 super duper big Ang Pao for my Mother in Law

Laopo 四点金 from Luk Fook Jewellery

Our wedding cakes for laopo relatives.

WOOoooo HOOOoooo!! And I am all ready to 过大礼!  發啊! 發啊! 發啊!

LifeRacer Wetsuit - 15% off Retail Price!


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Wednesday, 23 November 2011

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Good Luck to all our PSLE students!

As you all are preparing for your exciting day tomorrow. We like to wish each and everyone of you the best of luck!

Friday, 18 November 2011

A tearful farewell

As my wife have her last lesson with her girls at CHIJ (Katong), I know it's definately going to be a tearful farewell for her and her girls. After all, she has been with them for so long.

Me too. As I decided that today shall be the day I retired my SUV that has served me well for the past 1.5years.
Good bye SUV. We'll miss you

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Congratulations to our Hall of Fame Students!

Congratulations to Darrell of Rosyth School for making it into MOE GEP (Gifted Education Program) and for achieving 98/100 for your SA2 Science

Congratulations to Sara of CHIJ - OLN for achieving 81/100 in your SA2 Science

Congratulations to SUHARDI of Jing Shan Primary School for achieving 91/100 for your SA2 Maths

Congratulations to Caleb of Rosyth School for achieving 83/100 in your SA2 Science

Congratulations to Isa of CHIJ - Our Lady of the Nativity for achieving 78/100 in your SA2 Science

Congratulations to Lucas of Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Primary school for showing improvements in your SA2 English and Maths
Congratulations to Enqi of Ang Mo Kio Primary School for showing improvements in your English and Science

More of our student results to be uploaded soon! =)

Elizabeth the Queen

Her name is Elizabeth and I always like to call her "Elizabeth the Queen". **Sometimes, she does behaves like a queen! Ordering the brothers and sisters to behave on good days and on those naughty days to misbehave  together! =)

Yesterday, she wanted to have a challenge with Teacher Jerry and say... "Teacher Jerry, can you do this with your tongue? If you can do this, I will swim 10 laps for you."

Amazing isn't it? No. Teacher Jerry don't have such super powers to transform my tongue into a flower. But, she still have to swim her 10laps for me. =p

And that's Victoria, her younger sister. If I were to ask her about Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth, they can go on talking and talking about the history. Amazing? Yes. But I'm still shocked at her tongue magic!

I won't be surprised 1 year later, Victoria can show me her flower tongue too! =D

Monday, 14 November 2011

The Caring Teacher Award 2012



The Caring Teacher Awards aims to pay tribute to teachers who show care and concern for the holistic development of their students, and go the extra mile to ensure their charges grow up to be confident and independent learners.

Nomination is now open at http://www.cta.nie.edu.sg/

Preparing for 2012 Syllabus!

Hardworking Suhardi, Khairrudy and Sherilyn preparing for the 2012 syllabus!

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Courses and Classes

Tuition Rates and Schedule

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Swimming Rates and Schedule

Private Pools
Public Pools
Duration
Individual
(1 to 1)
$320 / month
$320/ month
45 Minutes
2 Students
$160/ Student
$140/ Student
45 Minutes
3 Students
$140/ Student
$120/ Student
45 Minutes
4 - 6 Students
$120/ Student
$60/ Student
60 Minutes