Posts Tagged ‘children’
I saw this the other day as I drove past a hospital.
A man in his 50s helped a frail-looking middle-aged woman on a wheelchair (his wife, may be?) to get on a ‘Bajaj’, this three-wheeled public transport in Jakarta.
He folded the wheelchair and slowly placed it in the narrow and (Read more...)
Here in Jakarta, I find myself ‘stuck’ in car rides (and traffic) with the kids a LOT. Everyday.
And this, naturally, can be draining. For the mom. Who is also the driver.
Like when the older ones bicker, or when the youngest one whines and cries over unreasonable matters (if you (Read more...)
Brie is now 3 years and 3 months old.
And for the past few months, she’s been an active helper whenever we are at a restaurant or a supermarket =)
“She’s still so small, what does she do exactly?”, some did ask me personally.
Well, here are some examples of the (Read more...)
The other day, I was listening to an audio sermon on Chinese Philosophy (by Rev. DR. Stephen Tong), and this statement caught my attention:
The younger generation today tend to IGNORE basic mannerism.
Well, I have to say, I totally agree.
Stand up while shaking hands with others, especially (Read more...)
Who do our young children spend their most time with everyday?
Mommy? Grandparents? Nanny?
(Or, TV? Electronic Media, like iPads?)
Ever realise that children, especially young children, love to imitate the behaviours of people around them?
Especially those whom they spend quite a lot (Read more...)
Here’s the reality if you live in Jakarta: we don’t usually spend much time in the outdoors!
And that’s because:
1. Public transportation system here is still not convenient, so most people still drive their cars or ride their motorbikes (Hence, the city’s scary (Read more...)
“I don’t think my child can do it just yet”
“How can my 2-year-old do THAT?”
“Ah, he’s still so small. It’s okay, let me do it for him!”
Somehow I hear such sentences quite often when it comes to adults’ views of little chil (Read more...)
As two motorbikes swooshed past our car, my 3yo Brie saw the riders and their ‘air-filled’ jackets, and said,
Look! Mommy! Why are the men fat?
Oh, there’s air in their jackets …
*3 second pause*
They’re like YOU!
*patted my tummy*
Fat. Fat. Fat. Mommy.
Wonder (Read more...)
If you are a parent, the topic of tuitions and extra-curricular activities usually come up quite regularly.
Do you send your kids to tuitions?
If yes, which ones?
Why do you choose to send your kids to those?
The other day I had such a conversation with a friend =)
Do Anya and Vai ha (Read more...)
I have this heavy burden in my heart, and I feel I should write about it and share it with you.
It’s about OUR children, and the kinds of games created and made available to them, today.
Have you heard of games like ‘GTA’ (short for ‘Grand Theft Auto’) mor (Read more...)