Friday, May 23, 2014

Plastic Sealer

Probably the best item I bought from Daiso.

A plastic sealer to reseal plastic packaging. 

The cheap and little things that I enjoy. Hehehe 

Monday, May 05, 2014

Helping a child with learning difficulty

My JT has learning difficulty, probably mild dyslexic. Because he is not 6 yet, it is not advisable to send him for assessment. However we are sending him for therapy or some ppl wants to call it "reading class with O.T". but for me, I don't  give a damn what you wanna call it. its just a damn label and it is not a full stop for me. And he has improved a lot from it, able to read and write with minimal mirror image in English and I'm helping him in Bahasa too.

Every now and then he will have ejaan and spelling in school. It is very difficult for him to remember, and it used to be so stressful for everyone in my house. I'll be screaming "why you cannot remember? You just wrote that 1 minute ago!" And his dad will say "don't lah... Kesian lah" and his brother will say " titi is so sad. I do for him lah" and Jt would cry and cry. So I thought "ok this is not working. I need to make it fun for him" so I thought and I thought and one say I just went to my MacBook and searched for pic and did these.

There were total 6 pages, from missing vowels , then a few more missing alphabets, then just the hint if how many alphabets and then total blank for him to fill in. "Flying" was left blank from beginning because he already know the word. 

When he did the first page he said "ah... This is easy!" However he made a mistake at "riding" so I had to teach him how to remember the sound. 

I let him do one sheet, and then one two hours later I tested him with the 2nd sheet and the last 2 the next day.

In between, we played spelling games.
Me: ok me first. R
Me: D
Me: N
JT: G!!!!
Me: riding!  yay!!!!

And he'd giggle and giggle especially when he got it wrong. And we will start all over again. 

And for the first time, he came back screaming "I have a surprise for you!!!!"

"Are you happy mami? Are you?" He asked. 

I said "of course baby. Are you happy?" 

He said "yes!!!!" 

You know what is the best part about the whole thing? Not the Star that teacher gave but the happy and confidence look on his face. Priceless. 

And I shared this with his classmate's mum, who is facing the same issue as me. She said "Wah! You really use a lot of ways to help him. Then you should be very busy". 

As long as I can help him gain his confidence and learn how to read. :D

So I hope my post today will help parents with a child that has learning difficulty. Let them enjoy and have fun while learning, Be creative and try all sorts of ways to help them, most important is be there to support them even when they make mistakes. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Sasha Cook: Thai Pork Appetizer Wrap

Water is back and will be gone tomorrow. So today I have to cook more. Ai that's my routine now, chasing and counting days of water come and go. 
Anyway this morning got abit crazy an decided to cook this.

According to the recipe, you can also use chicken.  I think I cooked it for tad too long and it became abit crunchy and I added extra red chillies, chopped cilantro and abit of sugar. Try lah, quite nice to eat with lettuce. Something different from what I usually cook. Cook until blur edi, don't know what else to cook and i'm a very lazy cook. So this will do for today :p 

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Fake Singer Needles

Brought my Singer Sewing machine to the Damansara Uptown branch just now for a "flu" check-up. Haha my sewing machine has on and off minor hiccups now and then. So the owner and his wife recommended that I should buy the golden needle because it is more durable and stay sharp longer than the silver ones.  Sharper needle gives your sewing a neater sewing effect. 

Upon showing me the difference, he highlighted to me that there are many fake Singer needles in the market. And he showed me a whole range of fake needles and I'm surprised there were so many and I bought some before from the sewing shop thinking that "who wanna sell fake Singer needles?". 
Pic: left top and bottom is original Singer needles. The left bottom is the golden needles that I bought. The rest are all fakes. Even the one next to the original silver needle is very much the same packaging but take a look closer an you will find out the difference. 
Can you spot the difference? 
Look at the S logo.
The left packet is showing the entire head and the head on the right packet got cut off? 
And notice there is a Singer button at the middle red strip? 

A packet of original Golden Singer needles is rm10. And you know.. Some of the smaller Singer outlets are also selling fakes. I bought some bobbins from a Singer outlet before and it gave me so many problems and I didn't know that the bobbin was giving me problem until I showed it to the ppl and they told me its fake although there were Singer Logo printed on it. 

Aih... This is crazy. Even needles have pirated ones nowadays. So don't think cheap and small stuff like this wont have pirated ones. It will affect your time and sewing outcome so look properly before buy ya :) 

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Kidzania pictures

I was so blur. I thought I can pay and download the Kidzania pictures online. So I didn't bother to view my kids and their cousin's picture when we were on our way out. When I got home, I went to kidzania's FB page and I couldn't see any button. So I sent them a message asking for the link like some dunggu. Then my friend told me "you pay and print the picture, then come home you can download the soft copy". So I thought " okay....sigh. Our 2nd time and I didn't get to see my kids picture, again! "

Surprise surprise.. On Monday I received a surprise message from Kidzania and they asked me for my contact number so the person in charge can call me and assist me.

On Tuesday (today) the person in charge for the pictures called me and told me usually they only keep the pictures for 3 days only but because of school holiday they're a bit busy and my pictures are still there! So the arrangement was, to go to the counter, mention the person in charge's name, and they will escort me to the Sony shop to buy the pictures. I don't have to pay for the entrance fees. :D 

So I went at 12.45pm and I was out of the place by 1.20pm. I was given a tag and accompanied by a staff until I reach the Sony Shop. The process was so simple. You just gotto remember which slot you went to (morning or noon) and which "occupation" your kids went to. If your kid(s) can remember at which area that the photographer took their pic, that will be even faster.

So if you didn't have the time or forgot to buy your kids picture from Kidzania,don't  worry. You can just send them a message and tell them you want to buy the pictures.

It's abit pricey but we don't visit Kidzania so often. And JT was so cute in the outfit, So what the heck, just buy la!