Wednesday, February 13, 2013

starting the school year @ 2013

HQ @ Primary 2 

This year at 2013, HQ is attending his second year of school in a Chinese medium primary school. He loves his new status as a Primary 2 student, and was on his own from the first day of the school year :-).

This year when school restarts for Primary 2, he asked for a raise @@. He asked once, and we explained to him why we will not be doing what he asked. He's fine with that, although this year he didn't save as much money. Guess he's a bigger boy now and eats more :-).

His favourite thing about school is still time spent with friends especially during breaks in canteen, and games played during PE. His good group of friends are same as last year; Thye Chee Sheng, Soh Vincent, Jason Leong, and Harry Chong. His closer girl friends are Fong Min Syuan, Low Kor Yee, Low Ye Xuan and Low Yan Wen. I find it very cute that these kids call each other full names :-).

QQ @ K2

Year 2013 will be the last year of QQ attending kindy. This year seems like no difference as last year; the routine ting xie, ejaan and spelling; the same friends, almost similar teachers. 

She will be joining her Korkor at the big school next year. She seems to be both excited and terrified to be going to Primary 1 next year. I don't blame her, as I too feel very worried about how she's going to cope with the tight discipline of a Chinese school. It seems that my littlest baby is growing too fast! 
 
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HQ's first year of school @ 2012 - curricular activities

Just some updates on the curricular activities that HQ has been participating.

HQ partakes in the following activities, which is very little compared to many of the kids I know :-). These are some of the updates:

Robotics
Held weekly and he loves attending this class very much. In year 2012, he has been selected to compete in a 3-day event among kids as senior as primary six, and he was awarded for his outstanding performance. He also attended a 2-day camp during the school hols and enjoyed it thoroughly.

Swimming
He only started lessons this year 2013. We actually enrolled him mid last year but was not satisfied with the instructor. It took us some time to look for another swimming school at a convenient slot. He now loves his lessons and look forward to it every weekend :-).

Wushu
HQ started learning wushu from school somewhere in July 2012, i think. The weekly practice of wushu has made him sturdier in terms of muscle mass, and his growth in height seems to be slowing down. He catches up the moves pretty fast and loves this sport immensely :-)

Just after 2 months of joining, HQ took his first wushu examination, which was held annually. His Sifu who was judging the examination commented to her SiJie (an elder girl disciple who teaches the beginners): "This little boy here fights like a little monk; he has great strength!".

Little monk; LOL!

Others
HQ was also awarded 2nd prize with a trophy for creative writing in English among his peers :-). 

I feel he has grown up so much in the past one year; physically, socially and intellectually. Although, of course, there's still lots of room to grow :-).

I hope he continues loving and excels in his extracurricular activities :-)

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optimistic

HQ misplaced something and was searching high and low for it. QQ checked with him on the status:

QQ: So Korkor, have you found it?
HQ: Don't worry, I almost found it.
QQ: What do you mean by "almost found it"?
HQ: I've almost finished searching the whole house, so I know I will find it very soon.

I love his optimism :-))) 

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