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Teaching Children Good Manners : Not Easy!

1 April 2014 – 11:34 am |

The other day, a close relative – who has spent a few days with our family – said to me,
‘Your kids are very well-behaved.”
He was referring to what he saw.
My kids ate all on their …

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Chinese New Year 2014 … in Nine Days!

22 January 2014 | Posted in: Daily | No Comment

Chinese New Year is here again, in NINE days!
It will be the kids’ 2nd Chinese New Year spent in Jakarta.
There’s this one thing that I do miss though … the festivity of it all in …

Anya : Soon to be Ten, and Doing What She Loves

22 January 2014 | Posted in: Daily | 2 Comments
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I started blogging when our eldest child, Anya, was born.
And she’s turning TEN in less than 2 months!
Ah how time flies!
Not sure if you’ve noticed, but I don’t blog about ’parenting my older kids’ much anymore …

[Photos] Jakarta’s Big Flood (19 January 2014)

19 January 2014 | Posted in: Daily, Photography | No Comment

It’s been 3 days and the weather has not gotten better here in Jakarta.
To look at things more positively, I guess we should still be thankful that at least NOT THE WHOLE of Jakarta is …

Jakarta’s First Big Flood in 2014

17 January 2014 | Posted in: Daily | 4 Comments
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The weather here in Jakarta has been weird these past two weeks.
Cool breeze. Drizzles. Heavy rain.
Situations got worse today at some areas in Jakarta.
Heavy rain, on and off.
And, the kids couldn’t get to school this …

Interviewing Talented Musicians at Aula Simfonia Jakarta (And Tips on Learning Musical Instruments)

13 January 2014 | Posted in: Daily, In the Media | No Comment
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Someone said to me the other day, ‘You don’t seem to be blogging as often now that you’re in Jakarta. Not as often as when you’re back in Singapore.’
Sigh. I do think so too.
Oh how …

Video : Kids and Their Frozen “Love is An Open Door” Music Video!

10 January 2014 | Posted in: Daily, Video | No Comment

I don’t usually recommend Disney movies on my blog.
But this one we watched recently, I must say it has a big impact on our kids.
It’s the latest Disney movie, Frozen.
Because, for the first time ever, …