Friday, March 23, 2007

WHERE ELSE TO GO..???

Aiyooo... baru je cuti (CNY last month) and next week cuti Term 3 aka Spring Break lagi 1 week. Fuhhh.. bukan nya apa, tak tau mana lagi nak bawak budak2 ni jenjalan sini. Kalau ikut hati memang rasa nak balik Malaysia je tapi baru je balik Disember lalu. Lari budget nanti sebab next month ada lagi 1 week break ~ Vietnam's Liberation Day sekali dengan Labour Day. Pastu pulak, Summer Holiday cuti lagi 2 bulan, mid Jun sampai mid August nanti. Mesti balik time tu, sebab cuti panjang. Tapi selalu balik 2-3 weeks je sebab kesian tinggal hubby sensorang diri..
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Ho Chi Minh City is a nice place to stay but tak banyak tempat hiburan/rekreasi anak2 dan keluarga. Tu yang kesian sikit time2 cuti di sini. We keep going to the same places for outing, eating, entertainment etc.. Amusement park pun, alahai sedihnya, macam zaman 70's kita dulu. Macam kat fun fair zaman dolu2 tu je. But still, kami pi jugak la. Habis teeyyy dah orang kata..
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Ha ha.. actually dah lama suruh hubby mintak tukar sebab tak tahan lagi duduk sini. Food, outing, hal2 ugama and family matters...semuanya kekurangan di sini. Tapi disebabkan mencari rezeki, plus the kids enjoy the school here...terpaksa lah simpan di dalam hati.
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Well, nowadays kaki kami boleh melangkah panjang semenjak Januari lalu sebab hubby dah dapat lesen memandu tempatan. Believe it or not, being here for almost a decade, kami tak pernah drive sebab against the company policy. So, nak pi mana2, pakai kereta company dengan driver nya sekali. Memang la tak syok sebab tak boleh round2 dengan senang hati. Overtime weekend banyak nanti, kesian pulak company. So now, kiranya hubby dapat lah memandu kereta sebab boss kasi green light pakai kereta syarikat di hujung minggu.
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Semenjak dua menjak tu, ini lah aktiviti kami/anak2 pada setiap hujung minggu....


Picnic & watching Zharif playing soccer..

Saturdays 4-6pm.. Zharif~soccer game/session..

Marsha... ponyback ride..

Sunday 9-10am.. Horseback riding session with Mr. Amaury..

Riders with trainer..

Rock climbing.. Sundays 10am - 1pm..
Hah... ini budak eksen je,
halfway jerit nak turun..
perabih $$ je..

Zharif.. potential rock climber..
tak nak rest pun..

Ahakss.. encik 84kg ni nak try kaaa???
Berkobar2 siap amik short course lagi tu..
Kudos daddy.. you made it to the TOP..!!!
Sape kata encik 84kg tak lepas naik??
"Mana omaknya...??"
He he.. jaga bag, jaga bekalan makanan,
dan MAKAN..!!!!
Gayat lol..!!!!! Ingat nak try la minggu ni..
Prrgghhhh.. takut kena panggil heli je nanti..

Thursday, March 15, 2007

LEARNING JOURNEY...

My husband & I went to Zharif's school for Parents and Teachers Conference, also known as "LEARNING JOURNEY" session yesterday. It was not a meeting or a discussion with any of the teachers, but kinda presentation by the children, what they did & learnt in the classroom, Grade 1 L...

It is not necessarily samples of their "best work", but rather work that shows what their abilities are and how they are pogressing. We're given the chance to look at our children's Portfolio which indicates the PYP (Primary Years Program) units that have been covered as well as samples from other curriculum areas including the specialist subjects.

We're impressed with Zharif's works and achievements up to now. As we know, kids develop differently. Some has the ability to read faster than their friends while others are able to understand maths at a very early stage. Parents're told all the time to help & encourage (not force tau..) their kids to try & improve, in subjects the love as well as other branches of knowledge too. Sebabnya depa ni tau traditional education system di Asia Tenggara ni memang stressful & advanced sangat untuk bebudak pra sekolah & sekolah rendah (5-11 tahun). Apa taknya, dengan buku teks & buku kerja yang amat lah banyak tak terkira tu.. Bag load jangan cite la..

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Zharif's CNY Project..
An Igloo (suka betol nak buat igloo tu..)
Theme "Shelter... Run For Cover"
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Display Area & Computer Corner in their classroom..
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The school's PYP (Primary Years Program) principles..
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Reading Corner in the classroom..
Term 3~Theme.. "Underwater~All At Sea"
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Word Wall for spelling & vocabs..
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Zharif with his artwork..
"The Healthy Fruit Body"
(Head-Tomato, Body-Pineapple,
Hands+Legs-Carrot, Feet-Banana)
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In conjunction with Art Week & Exhibiton in school..
Managed to capture these at the MPR Hall yesterday..
Artworks done by all students from 2-17 years old..
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