Happy Teacher’s Day

When You Thought I Wasn’t Looking

When you thought I wasn’t looking, you displayed my first report,
and I wanted to do another.
When you thought I wasn’t looking, you fed a stray cat,
and I thought it was good to be kind to animals.
When you thought I wasn’t looking, you gave me a sticker,
and I knew that little things were special things.
When you thought I wasn’t looking, you put your arm around me,
and I felt loved.
When you thought I wasn’t looking I saw tears come from your eyes,
and I learned that sometimes things hurt–but that it’s all right to cry.
When you thought I wasn’t looking, you smiled,
and it made me want to look that pretty too.
When you thought I wasn’t looking, you cared,
and I wanted to be everything I could be.
When you thought I wasn’t looking–I looked…
Wanted to say Thanks for all those things you did when you thought I wasn’t looking.

– by Mary Rita Schilke Korzan

My daughter commented this morning that another class teacher hugs all the children of his class before they sit down, and she said “How I wish my teacher gives me a hug too instead of just a high-five.”

Today mommy she gave a basket of fruits to her teachers, wishing them “Happy Teacher’s Day”, along with the above poem for each of her teacher – notice the red “bookmark” thing?

Sweet Memories

Darlene was delighted that her cousins slept over at our home for two nights during the recent school holidays. It was really fun to watch the kids enjoying themselves and later settling some issues together.

For me, the kids brought me back to my childhood memories. So sweet … and I can still remember so clearly…

… my dad and mom would bring us to the Titiwangsa Park almost every weekend for cycling, games and then later to the nearby shop to eat noodles. I treasured those moments very much.

Darlene enjoyed her time with Gareth and Elysia at the Titiwangsa Park too on Saturday morning. They had great time in learning playing badminton, cycling, sitting on the swing and climbing the steel tanker.

Gareth, Darlene and Elysia at the Steel Tanker. This is Gareth and Darlene favourite spot for the day.

This is Elysia’s favourite – the swing.

Oh yes, we also went to the Air Panas market to have early lunch. Darlene requested ‘chee cheong fun’, though Gareth requested rice, he was alright to eat ‘chee cheong fun’ too. However, Elysia preferred noodles. We waited for a while for Elysia’s noodles to be ready. It was a joy to see them enjoying their food and practice paying for their food too.