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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Monthly Reflections 0705

Today is Vesak Day and also my dad's 1st death anniversary. How time flies? It has been one year since he left us. We still miss him.

For this month, my achievements are:
  • Attended refresher course on SEO Web Design.
  • Wrote article on "Family Culture" and submit to Society of Singapore Writers for their year book publication.
  • Passed the written exam on Education Success Coach, after the 2 attempt.
  • Completed the 1 week practical course on Education Success Coach (waiting for the result of the practical exam).
  • Was at Temasek JC to give talks on Family Bonding.
  • Managed to upload all existing posts from this blog site to my new web site.
  • Did Reiki on a number of people in need and glad to see that their conditions did improve.
  • Managed to enrol only 3 students for the self-improvements courses.
  • Attended Cedar Girls' Sec Sch 50th Anniversary Dinner on 19/5.
  • Borrowed 2 books from the library for my parenting workshop reference.
  • Had 1 facial treatment done.
  • Had dinner with 2 good friends whom I not met for some time.
  • Attended course by WINGS on writing my biography. Intend to have the article published when I complete it.

Tasks to be done in June 2007:

  • Go for roadshow at Dhoby Ghaut MRT on 1/6 and 4/6.
  • Give a talk on "Family Bonding thru fun and fitness" on 9/6 at StarDus Clubhouse.
  • Be facilitator on 12/6 and 19/6 for talk by Jason and Jolly.
  • Assist Maurice on SSW talk on 18/6.
  • Attend course by WINGS on every Thursday afternoon from 2 - 4 pm.
  • Attend Reiki workshop on 29/6 and 30/6 (have enrolled my husband and sister for this session).
  • Must find time to clear the plastic bags still piling in my room.
  • Get my sister to help me call leads that are coming in from several people.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Preparing for my new website

Hi Singapore parents
In case you are wondering what is happening, I have been working on my new website.

It's going to be refreshing. So, be on the look out.

Will keep you updated.

Bye for now.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Delights and Woes of the Week 0718

This week, things tend to slow down a bit, with exams going on.

Well, the delights are:
  • My eldest girl, Yulin, set forth her back-pack trip to Europe on 01 May with 2 other friends. First destination is to Athens, Greece. At last update, she is in Italy today. Lots of fun, she said, and getting tanner by the day.
  • Did the written exam of Education Success Coach the second time and passed. The score for the first round was 75 and 90 for the second attempt. The passing mark is 80. Looking forward to the practical course and exam at the end of this month.
  • Attended refresher course on SEO Web Design. Glad to make new friends and learn some more tips.
For woes, there are a couple this week. First, 4 families cancelled their appointments for the complimentary workshop due to school exams. Happy to take a break and rest at home.

Yesterday, the computer broke down. Apparently, the hard disk crashed. Have gotten someone to fix it. The damage is going to cost more that $200 for hard disk replacement, recovery and workman costs. Sigh . . . one of those days.


Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Monthly Reflections 0704

It's another month with one third of the year gone.

For April, my achievements are:

  • Submitted income tax claim before 15/4 deadline.
  • Settled web hosting selection. In the course of switching to wordpress.
  • Submitted final insurance claim for Lawrence on 'Total Permanent Disability' ground to Great Eastern.
  • Brought mum to Modern Beauty at Toa Payoh and both of us had our facial done there. It was the first time for mum.
  • Finally settled the application for the maid and she is now at my mum's place.
  • For Art Outreach, shared with the students of Pei Tong, Jurong and Methodist Girls primary schools on public sculpture and art fundamental 1.
  • On Good Friday evening, attended the 1st Friday Writers Corner of The Society of Singapore Writers. Shared with those present on Nurturing Kids on Literacy Appreciation.
  • Met the Chinese scholar from Cedar Girls' Sec Sch. Her name is Li Jing. Had an outing with her to Changi Village on 8/4, Yulin's birthday. On the following weekend, my 2 younger girls had table-tennis and badminton with her at The Civil Service Club. Last Friday, invited her to our house to have a home-cooked meal.
  • Had my regular monthly Reiki session on 14/4. This time round, all the 5 kakis turned up and we sure had a good time 'roasting' each other.
  • Brought Lawrence for his quarterly check-up at Toa Payoh clinic on 18/4. He lost another kg. Sure need to work harder to reduce further.
  • Brought Lawrence for his monthly massage at The Adelphi on 19/4.
  • In the same evening, attended the CPT Alumni with 14 other participants.
  • Attended Cedar Girl's Sec Sch Sports Day on 20/4. Participated in the Parent cum Staff relay event.
  • Accompanied my mother-in-law on 2 occasions to SCH for her regular check-up.
  • Managed to enrol 5 students for the self-improvement courses with Mindchamps this month.
  • Took the written exam on Education Success Coach last night. Although there were 40 multiple-choice questions, it sure was a tough paper.

Tasks to be done in May 2007:

  • Must do more brisk walking with my husband again. Need to monitor further weight loss for him and myself.
  • Must clear half the plastic bags which are piling in the room. Balance to be completed in June.
  • Apply the parenting and NPL strategies learned, where appropriate.
  • Have my regular monthly massage and facial done.
  • Continue to Reiki those in need.
  • Target to enrol 10 students for self-improvement courses that will benefit them in the long term.
  • Go to the library and internet to gather materials on parenting tips.
  • Re-write any blog articles and switch to wordpress for my new website.
  • Set aside time to train new maid for my mum as a companion and help with household chores.
  • Attend refresher course on SEO web design.
  • Attend Cedar Girls' Sec Sch 50th Anniversary Dinner on 19/5.
  • Attend practical Education Success Coach training.