It had been really hot when the kids were in Taiwan this June holidays. The sun rose really early and was out before it was 6am in the morning. We didn’t really enjoy ourselves outdoor due to the heat however when we were out and about I managed to snap some shots with my DSLR
While enroute to Hsinchu we passed by a Sunflower garden near Taoyuan and stopped to view the flowers.
The sunflowers were really enormous and it was the first time I’ve seen them growing in a field. We didn’t go down into the field as the ground was a bit soggy due to the light rain earlier on in the morning.
There was a small fish pond at the Sunflower garden and I spotted this little duck swimming happily in it.
This duck was slightly bigger and had darker color feathers.
The highlight to the Sunflower garden had to be this. a kiddy train ride which had a individual trains running on a train track.
The kids had fun on their trains and went around the circuit twice!!
We didn’t stay long at the Sunflower garden as we hopped back on the car to visit another garden which had a lotus pond. Unfortunately the flowers have yet to bloom and I only managed to capture this shot above.
It was the first time that we pumpkins growing on a plant. I found it interesting that pumpkins were growing on a vine like plant as I have always thought they grew on the ground.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.