Monthly Highlights

Highlights of July 2015

An orange hibicus

An orange hibiscus

As we enter into the 2nd half of 2015 it’s time to recap how the 1st half of 2015 went so far for me.

In July I was extremely busy as I started attending night classes once a week, signed up for online French lessons and was busy promoting Mary Kay products on top of all the things I had to do on a daily basis.

Even though my daily time table is packed to the brim it and it is more exhausting on my end I’m still gritting my teeth determined to see that everything that I have put on my to-do-list gets carried out.

I’m sure in time to come I will be able to see the results that I seek.

Looking Glam

Looking Glam

I shared what I did during my Me- Time and how I have been experimenting with  different  looks and make up trends. It’s interesting how by using different colors you can enhance your best features or  play down flaws that you have.

Tiger girl and me

Tiger girl and me

I’m spending more time with Tiger girl now that she is 4. We are able to do more  girly things together.  She loves to get her nails done and go out for tea with me.

Tiger girl will be entering K2 soon and I need to get her learning up to speed to be ready to enter Primary school in time to come. At present there is a gap between  what she learns in Kindergarten and what is expected from her in Primary school. This is something which I must address and close before she enters formal school.

hello kitty waffles

hello kitty waffles

We have been eating a greater variety of foods last month as the kids are getting more adventurous. They are now willing to try  foods that a bit spicy and even those that they previously rejected.

I feel that it’s great as I get to try out new recipes and increase the existing pool of recipes that I commonly use to cook meals for them at home.

How was July for you?

 

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Highlights of May 2015

Selfie taken in the car

Selfie taken in the car

I have been really busy this month as I’ve been extremely engaged in the new venture that I am in. Besides being a teacher and a blogger I’ve recently became a Mary Kay Beauty consultant and am learning the ropes in direct selling.

It is a learning experience for me as I step out of my comfort zone and start to learn to interact more with people. Being an introvert I find it difficult opening up and talking to strangers.  I get tongue tied at times trying to  find the appropriate words to use.  It can be stressful at times and it is something that I am trying to overcome.

May has been a month of learning and reflection for me as I focused on helping the boys prepare for the SA1 exams.

Monkey boy studying

Monkey boy studying

Being in Primary 5 this year isn’t easy.  There is so many more things to learn and the expectation is certainly much higher then last year.

I’m halfway through my Bridging the GAP – P5 series as I’ve managed to cover how I bridge the gap in English . In the next few months I’ll cover how I teach Monkey boy in Maths and Science and move on to my greatest challenge so far- tutoring Doggie boy who is currently in Primary 3.

Light purple blooms

Light purple blooms

I managed to clear my backdated travel posts from my previous trip to Taiwan and showcases the flowers  that I photographed. I also  shared how we made our own anniversary rings this year at a jewelery making workshop that R and I attended.

The walkway at Gao Mei Wetlands

The walkway at Gao Mei Wetlands

Taking a stroll along the wooden walkway at the Gao Mei Wetlands  was really romantic and I really enjoyed myself there soaking in the sight of the setting sun.

Making Thunder Tea

Making Thunder Tea

It was certainly an interesting experience making this traditional Hakka Tea.  Thunder tea  certainly requires many different ingredients and it tasted vastly different from the teas that I am used to drinking.

An electric purple bloom

An electric purple bloom

I had a fun time travelling back in time as part of the Time travelling blog train hosted by MadPyschMum- Madeline.  If I could have the opportunity I would certainly love to go back to my university days  when I was studying in Melbourne University.  I miss those carefree days. However looking at my life now I would certainly not have changed anything as I’m really grateful for being where I am now.

Grace for the Imperfect Mom

Grace for the Imperfect Mom

Being a Mom does make one cast doubts on oneself especially if things don’t seem to work out the way that we want. This book – Grace for the Imperfect Mom  was an excellent read that I had that reminded me that everything does happen for a reason and based on GOD’s timing and not mine.

 

 

How was your month of May? 

 

 

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