Monday, August 20, 2012

Mommy is Back to School!

It had been 17 years since I step into the "Working World".
This year, I decided to make a drastic decision to go back to school. This decision does not come easy. It actually took me 2 years to "think" and pray about it. And I do thank God and my institution for the opportunity and believing in me.
Finally, the day has come (6th August 2012) and I am now officially a student. For the next two years, NUS will be my second home.
Many friends had sent me SMS of blessing and told me to enjoy my student life. And I thought to myself that it can't be that difficult being a student. There's only one KPI (Key Performance Index) that is to study and pass the exam :p. Unlike working, we will definitely have more than 1 KPI to achieve. In fact, this is what I often tell my girls....

During the first week, I was constantly reminded by seniors and lecturers that being a Master student, it is all about adult learning. And after just one week in school, I am beginning to understand the true meaning of "Adult learning". It does involves lot of self directed learning and reading. And being away from school for the past decade tells me that I do have a lot of catch up to do. For someone like me who doesn't really enjoy reading, this two years is going to be a real tough.

The other challenge i face is carrying these thick textbooks between school and home. Just the pathophysiology and the Physical examination text itself already weights 3.6kg!!!

To date, I have already been given 2 presentations and assignment to do. So, if NUS is my second home, then library will definitely going to be my bedroom with the textbooks as my pillows.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Trying TCM...

Weather been bad.
And the kids have been passing their cough bugs from one to the other. Ally got the worst hit that prompt me to increase her ventolin puff.

I personally cannot tahan the taste of this Pei Pa Koa. But, I am so very surprise that Jared really don't mind the taste of the pei pa koa. In fact he actually asks for another serving 😃

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Toilet Training- A new milestones for Jared

Toilet Training.
This had been in my mind for quite a while.... And is training boys just as easy as the girls? I briefly remembered that the girls were all toilet trained by the time they reach two years old.
Many friends have come to me and ask whether is Jared already toilet trained. I would often replied them :"Not train yet cos he can't even tell when he wants to poo. I think he is just not ready." For months I have been giving myself excuses that boys are generally slower, so no point rushing them....

This was until 3 days ago when Teacher Tara reminded me to bring few pieces of "briefs" for Jared. She then says she gonna toilet trained the boys in her class.

As a very kiasu mother, I packed 5 sets of brief and shorts for Jared the next day for him to bring to school.

I was pretty excited for Jared's 1st day of toilet training. Was wondering how many briefs he had wet for the whole day...

It came as a surprise to me that Jared did very well on his first day of training. He is able to inform teacher Tara each time he wants to pee n poo.
No accident on Day 1! Well done Jared.

It has been 3 days since Jared started his toilet training. I must say he has done well.

The portable urinal that I bought at Gmarket finally come handy.

Now, Jared had been so use to the brief that he resists the diaper. In the night, I will have to try very hard to persuade him to put on the diaper.

Finally, Jared is a big boy now.

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Ally celebrated her 7th Birthday

Times flies...
It had been a seven good years. From a chubby little baby to a much grown up pretty girl.

Happy Birthday Ally!

Every time when I look at her, she often reminds me of God's goodness in our life.

We love you, Ally!

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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Little Ones at Work!

During the recent term break, I signed up a one day holiday program for the girls. The name of the program is "Little Ones @ Work!" It was organized by TTSH HR wellness department and MCYS.

The main aim of the program is to provide parent-child bonding by introducing the parent's work place to the children.

They were also being exposed to the various "Professions" that can be seen in the hospital. This includes some brief sessions with Doctors, surgeons, nurses, pharmacists and other allied health workers.

The program includes visiting several hospital restricted area such as the Cardio Invasive Lab, Operating theater, Artificial Limb centers, TTSH museum....etc

Ally told me that she even had a first hand experience of going through a CT scanner.

In the afternoon, the kids were welcome by our TTSH chef to lead them in baking oatmeal chocolate cookies. I had some while visiting the girls and it was really yummy!

I am so happy that the girls had enjoyed themselves.

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