Friday, April 12, 2013

Kumon works for me

Kor Kor and I started attending Kumon in March this year. It is barely 2 months and I already feel that my speed in calculating is faster.

Going to Kumon is quite effortless to us. We have to go for Kumon lessons twice a week. Every Kumon Centre has different opening days. Normally two days during the weekdays and Saturdays. We have to choose only two days in a week.

When we attend our lesson, we are given a booklet to complete. A booklet can contain 5 to 10 pages. The pages are half the size of an A4. We would normally complete a booklet between 5 to 10 minutes. I was praised when I completed a booklet within 3 minutes.

After completing the booklet, there is a number board which we need to rearrange the numbers from 1 to 100 as quickly as we can. It is easy to do, but not easy when it comes to completing it with speed. Once we have completed this, we would have to go back to the teacher to confirm if there are any corrections. Otherwise, we can check out and go home.

Upon checking out, we will be given our homework. One booklet a day until our next lesson. The booklet is similar to the one we do in the Kumon Centre. We would have to hand in our homework everytime we come to the Kumon Centre. All our homework must be timed. Kumon emphasizes in speed and accuracy.

We do our Kumon homework everyday. It normally takes us 10 minutes to complete it. I guess practise makes perfect. I find that my focus, speed and accuracy in maths have improved. I no longer use my fingers to count.

Mami, I am your son

I made Mami angry today. Mami was busy texting a long message to Dadi. Dadi is away in overseas. I wanted Mami's attention, so I kicked the bottom of the sofa, where she was seated.

Mami immediately stopped texting and told me that I was rude. It was rude of me to kick the bottom of the sofa just to draw her attention. I immediately hugged her and said that I loved her.

A few hours later, I told Mami that she should not be angry with me. Mami asked why. I replied "because I am your son". I immediately went to show her a photofame of my baby picture. The picture frame came with the engraving of my name, date of birth and time of birth. I told her that this picture was me, your son, remember?

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Memory Verse

I have finally succeeded in reciting memory verses in Sunday School. Previously, I would always read the memory verse from a book. However, I started putting effort in memorizing the verses since early this year and, yes! I made it! Dadi and Mami are really proud of me.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

I cry because I do not know....

My brother and I have one thing in common. We cry when we cannot play a particular song on the electone or piano after a few attempts of learning a new song. We get all stressed up.

Mami cannot comprehend how we think. Mami has always said that it should take a few days to play a song which is new to us.

I guess we just want to please our music teachers. For me, I like to hear praises from my music teacher. So, I get all stressed up if I think a particular song is too difficult for me.

Mami is stressed trying to teach us how to play. Kor Kor and I are fortunate that Mami knows how to teach us.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Can I Stay As A Baby

I am very much a Mami's boy. I am still very attached to Mami and I craved for Mami to hug, cuddle, kiss and smell my hair. I would asked to be hugged every morning once I am awake and before I sleep. I would also run to Mami for a hug after school.

Just the other day, I asked Mami if I would still be a baby. I missed being carried by Mami. I am currently too heavy to be carried but sometimes, Mami would try to carry a little. Mami knows that I love to be carried like a koala.

I have been sleeping on my own with Kor Kor in our own bedroom. I have occasionally requested to sleep with Mami, but Mami would refuse me all the time. She would only allow me to do so if I had a fever. I have tried all kinds of tricks but it has not worked. I even asked Mami to cut off Dadi's wedding photo hanging on her room and replace it with mine. I would have thought that if the picture hanging on the bedroom wall has my picture with Mami's, then perhaps that will be my room.

Wish I could be a baby again. That is the only way to be able to sleep with Mami.

Monday, April 1, 2013

My favourite play toys

What was your favourite toy when you were five?

I am a typical boy. I love playing with small mini figurines of superhero squad, star wars, legos and toy soldiers. I like transformers too, but only the ones which are small in size.

I love books related to star wars and superhero squad. However, I am not a person who likes to hang around with books. I only do so before bedtime.....just as an excuse to delay my bedtime.