Thursday, 28 March 2013

5th Week Break

Dear Parents & Students, please kindly be reminded that there will be no swimming & tuition lessons from 29/03/2013 - 02/04/2013 in view of the 5th week.

Students in Teacher Rae classes will have their lessons as usual this weekend.

Wishing everyone a happy holidays!

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Our 5-Year Goal

A lot of discussions have been going on between Summer & me recently.

Well, basically we discuss everything under the sun. From the recent government policies to our future, our families & most importantly our dreams.

We both have 1 common dream all along. That is to provide education to the poor & needy. And yes, we finally came to an agreement. We are going to save up most of our pay checks in the bank and when we saved enough, we are going to some ulu areas, some remote places in Thailand where most people would not even have heard of.

What we are going to do there? We plan to build a school over there. Providing free education for the poor & needy. An ambitious dream many would say. Yes, indeed it is. We call this dream "Our 5 year goal".

In all honesty, we have no idea as to even how to start. Emails to many big organisations overseas received no replies from them. Emails to those who have created this dream before us, received no replies too. As of now, all we know is, we need a lot a lot of money to build a school over there. Well, we shall see how it goes.

What we have imagined is a roof over our top, a few wooden tables, chairs & a blackboard. At the side of the school, we can have a small vegetable farm where we can grow our own crops. Perhaps a few chickens and cows.

A simple life. Just that we are bringing our passions (Education & Children) to the next level. We are ready to give up the luxuries in life to reach out to more children. We are ready to give up what we have to start a whole new life that's going to be even more meaningful.

We are really blessed to have all the things in life that we need. Well, perhaps we have reach a point whereby we know we really don't need so many things in life. To me, I have a roof over my head, I have bread on the table & most importantly, I have Summer. That's more than enough for me.

So, here we are appealing to you who is reading our blog now. If you know how we can go about building a school in Thailand for the poor, let us know! If you know someone who can link us up to fulfil our dreams, please let us know! We know it's not easy but hey, we are going to make it happen! =D

An inspiring video to share with everyone

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Raising Natural Kids

Saw this article on Facebook and thought it's a nice article to share.

*All rights and credits goes to its respective owners*

A must read for moms and dads
Dear Parent On the iPhone,

I see you over there on the bench, messing on your iPhone. It feels good to relax a little while your kids have fun in the sunshine, doesn’t it? You are doing a great job with your kids, you work hard, you teach them manners, have them do their chores.

But Momma, let me tell you what you don’t see right now…..

Your little girl is spinning round and round, making her dress twirl. She is such a little beauty queen already, the sun shining behind her long hair. She keeps glancing your way to see if you are watching her.

You aren’t.

Your little boy keeps shouting, “Mom, MOM watch this!” I see you acknowledge him, barely glancing his way.

He sees that too. His shoulders slump, but only for a moment, as he finds the next cool thing to do.

Now you are pushing your baby in the swing. She loves it! Cooing and smiling with every push. You don’t see her though, do you? Your head is bent, your eyes on your phone as you absently push her swing.

Talk to her. Tell her about the clouds, Mommy. The Creator who made them. Tickle her tummy when she comes near you and enjoy that baby belly laugh that leaves far too quickly.

Put your eyes back on your prize…Your kids.

Show them that they are the priority. Wherever you are, be ALL there. I am not saying it’s not ok to check in on your phone, but it’s a time-sucker: User Beware!

Play time at the park will be over before you know it.

The childhood of your children will be gone before you know it.

They won’t always want to come to the park with you, Mommy. They won’t always spin and twirl to make their new dress swish, they won’t always call out, “WATCH ME!”

There will come a point when they stop trying, stop calling your name, stop bothering to interrupt your phone time.

Because they know…

You’ve shown them, all these moments, that the phone is more important than they are. They see you looking at it at while waiting to pick up brother from school, during playtime, at the dinner table, at bedtime…..

I know that’s not true, Mommy.

I know your heart says differently.

But your kids can’t hear your words, Mommy. Your actions are screaming way too loudly.

May our eyes rest upon those we love, first and foremost, and may everything else fall away in the wonderful, noisy, sticky-fingered glory of it all.

Monday, 4 March 2013

Living Things Respond to Changes

Teacher Summer saw a millipede outside the house the other day.
Knowing that the lower primary Science topics will usually have the concept of - 
Living Things Respond to Changes, she quickly asked Teacher Jerry for help!