28 June 2007

How to hold one's attention in a meeting

Had a meeting today and a lady with a sexy outfit was there. Needless to say, all eyes were on her, even when she was not speaking ;)

25 June 2007

Trumpet Blowing

May 18th, 2007. It was the parents-teachers meet at my daughters school. Althou I didn't go to the school expecting a lot of complaints, I was sure there would be a few issues here and there. Specially about her loud voice and screams. She is so loud, that I can hear her screams from our 6th floor apartment when she goes to the playground or swimming pool.

But, what did I get on that day? A glowing picture of a sweet and soft girl who likes to impress the teacher and is ready to share with her friends!! (this is something I am yet to see, because she is generally very reluctant to share even with us).

There was this Chinese teacher who was all praise about her and sharing bits of information on how she responds in Chinese...this was another bit of surprise for me. I only knew that she could sing a few chinese songs and count from one to ten. Looks like my little one can identify the colors and a few characters in Chinese. She can also coin a few words together to form meaningful sentences. The teacher wanted my daughter to continue her chinese classes. She was even ready to help her when she goes for higher classes. I was dumbfounded.

I then met one of the assistant teachers and her comment on my daughter was the highlight. She told that my daughter is very diplomatic and a good arbitrator. Now, who would have thought that about a 3 year old? I do have a lot to learn about my daughter...

ஈண்ற பொழுதினும் பெரிதுவக்கும் தன் பிள்ளை சாண்றொன் எனக் கேட்டத்தாய்
(INRa pozhuthinum perithuvakkum than piLLai saaNRon enak kEttaththaay)

She made my day.

20 June 2007

It's the mango season.... again

Normally we have visitors from India in May and get the juicy Thathacariyar Gardens Imam pasand mangoes. But this year, we didn't have anyone coming in May. June had come and no one was planning to visit us in the first two weeks. So I was sure that we had missed the mangoes this year. But, as luck would have it, the mango season was delayed this year and so when my parents came in mid June, they got those juicy mangoes... Now, this is life :)

06 June 2007

Super singer Junior

We had been on a cruise and on the last day, all those embarking in Singapore were asked to assemble at the auditorium. The cruise members were keeping everyone engaged with a few games and fun activities. Then they invited kids to sing. No one was willing. My little one suddenly got up and went boldly to the DJ and told her that she wanted to sing. When she was given the mike she sang "Twinkle Twinkle little star" clearly and loudly and got the prize and came back to her seat smiling broadly. The moment she was seated comfortably, she asked me "Mummy, when will they show me in the Super Singer Junior programme in TV?"

04 June 2007

Moving houses

We are planning to move to a house near my daughter's school next week. So we were busy packing our stuff during the weekend. All the furniture is provided by the house owner in our current house as well as the new one we are moving to. So we don't have much to pack...or that is what we thought, until we started. There were hordes of letters and bills to sort out, toys and clothes to be sorted and discarded and stuff that we didn't know existed. We managed to fill three large boxes with books and files!!

Now I dread packing the kitchen items and clothes :(