Thursday, 30 June 2011

A hug from a sweet boy

So nice to receive a hug from Nicholas after he missed lesson for a week.

He hugged me and said. "I miss u". Aww... Sweet.
Another post by Teacher Jerry.

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Word of the Day

catawampus
kat-uh-WOM-puhs
1. Off-center; askew; awry.
2. Positioned diagonally; cater-cornered.

(www.dictionary.com)
Sent from my BlackBerry Wireless Handheld from M1.

Monday, 27 June 2011

Goodbye Ultraman....

As I start to clear my room in preparation to transform it into our "Wedding Room", I'm starting to clear all sorts of things away...

And this. Is surely one of those stuff that I truly don't bear to throw them away... =(

My ultraman figuring set.
11 years ago, in year 2000, as I prepared to take my GCE 'O' Level. I brought these guys into the exam hall to give me that extra superpower. Haha... 

Yes, their superpower did helped me ace my exams. Now, it's time to say goodbye to them as I'm preparing to embark on a new journey. =)

175 more days and I will be a husband of someone.
175 more days and I will be the protector of someone.
175 more days and I will have new responsibility towards someone.
And that someone is Teacher Summer. =)

Thursday, 23 June 2011

SwimSafer Test (Part 1)

Congratulations to all our children who took your Swimsafer test!

You all did great!

We are so proud of you! =)

Teacher Jerry giving the kiddos their briefing for the test.

Listening attentively. Make sure I didn't miss out anything.
Check your names ok? Make sure it's spelled correctly.

Sister: " Kor kor. I abit scared.. "
Kor kor: "Don't worry mei mei. I brought my spiderman T-shirt with me already."


Everybody. Please look at me.

Chicken, Aeroplane, Solider. (** Only our kiddos can understand this ** hee...)

Hee... Nice right!?
Sculling time!

Teacher Rae explaining to the candidates how they did.

See Mom! I can wear my lifejacket on my own!!


 Ok, children. Take your time to swim in the deep pool ok. No stress.

You see that island over there? Ya, Teacher Jerry want you to swim there.
Cassandra: "Woah! We'r swimming to that island!?"

Feet-first surface dive. Make sure I see your buddha clap! =)

Children, now you have to do sculling. Make sure you bring your toes up ok! =)

When I grow up, I want to be a back stroker.





More photos of the kiddos test will be uploaded soon! =)


Photo Credits: Teacher Summer

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Sweet dream

Last night, I had 1 of the sweetest dreams anyone can ask for.

I dreamt of our "son"

In that dream, he was so smart, so lovely and so intelligent.

I asked him. "You like Papa or Mama more?"

He held onto Xiaoxin arm and said,

"I like Mama more because Mama carried me in her womb for 9months." =)

Sweet... Ah... Too much time spend with the kiddos and with our upcoming wedding. I will tend to dream abit too much. =)

**Photos of the kiddos swimsafer will be up soon! **

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Father's Day

Had an impromptu dinner with our dad tonight.

Straight after my coaching, we went to fetch our dad and went for a nice chill out dinner with him @ Bukaroo.

It suddenly strike me how old we are. I mean, we can now order a beer tower and share it together with him. It seems like just yesterday when he was telling us "Beer is for adults. Children cannot drink"

Ah.... Happy Father's Day Papa..... =)

I dream/ I hope / I want a child soon. =)

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Congratulations Randall!

Congratulations to Randall Ong for coming in 2nd position for both his 50m Breaststroke and 4 x 50m Medley Relay.

Yes my boy! You did it once again!! Wooo Hoooo!!! =)

We are so proud of you!

Looking all set to dominate the pool.

Love the feeling of flying in the air...

Photos credit: Fraven Ang Peng Hai

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Kung Fu Panda!

Student 1: "Teacher Jerry. I go watch Kung Fu Panda"

Student 2: "Yaya! I also got go watch. PO!"

Student 3: "Teacher Jerry, you look like Kung Fu Panda!"

Teacher Jerry: "Why?"

Student: "Because you and Po the same. Black and white!"

Haha... I love my kiddos..

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Life is vulnerable.

While on the way home after coaching today, we witness a motor accident.

1 old grandpa was badly injured with blood all over his body, 1 grandma was injured and 1 man was laying down there motionless.

Paramedics were on scene so Xx and I didn't get off the van.

When we drove pass the scene, We kept silence for a moment and the next thing, tears roll down our cheeks.

It suddenly struck us how vulnerable life is.

Treasure your loved ones.
 

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Teen found dead after falling into drain

By Monica Kotwani


SINGAPORE: The body of a 15-year-old Indonesian teen, who had been swept away after falling into a drain swollen with rain water was found on Wednesday night.

Rescuers found his body in the canal next to Block 82, Whampoa Drive, close to the 1- to 1.5-kilometre stretch that the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) had been combing since late afternoon.

Paramedics pronounced him dead at about 11 pm.

The tragedy happened during a period of intense rain, which caused flooding at the junction of Novena Square and a tree to fall elsewhere.

The teen, identified only as William, was here on holiday. He was with two friends, Singaporean student Brian Lee and his Indonesian cousin, who was William's friend.

He was wading through shin-deep waters at 2.30pm along a flooded section in the Balestier area when he fell into the drain.

The drain is guarded by a railing but William is believed to have stepped through a break in the railing at the flooded junction of Martaban Road and Minbu Road. He fell into the submerged drain, which is about 1.2-metre deep.

"My cousin's friend (William) grabbed the railings but he was soon swept away," Brian said.

The two other teens were walking just behind William.

Brian said his cousin then ran towards the drain along Mandalay Road. "My cousin told me to take care of our belongings and he ran towards the drain to try and save William. He grabbed William's T-shirt and cried for help," Brian said.

But his cousin could not hold on for long. The Indonesian also tried to extend his feet to the stricken teen but the rushing water proved too strong and swept William away, Brian added.

On Wednesday night, Brian told MediaCorp that they had contacted William's father in Jakarta and that he was on his way to Singapore.

The SCDF said it received a call at about 4pm on Wednesday. Eighteen personnel and several vehicles, including an ambulance and a water-rescue vehicle, were despatched.

Watched by a crowd of curious onlookers, SCDF officers searched the drain and the canal at Whampoa West and Serangoon Road, into which the drain empties.

The case has been handed over to the police, who said that investigations are still ongoing. - TODAY

Our deepest condolences to the family.