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Brain Exercise 1 April 27, 2007

Filed under: Learning — mummydear @ 6:05 pm

Continuation fr post: Problem Solving – Heuristic Approach

Come, do some Maths exercises here. Note tt the questions here are applicable to any primary levels, not jus P1/P2.

Cannot use algebra or equation huh.

1) Lily has the same number of ten-cent coins and fifty-cent coins. Their total value is $30. How many coins has Lily?

2) A chicken and a duck cost $14. The duck cost $4 more than the chicken. Find the cost of the duck.

3) 6 similar blocks are used to form a stair of 3-steps high. How many blocks are needed to form a stair of 9-steps high?

OK, will update the workings here when I find time to draw them out. Meanwhile, u may wanna post yr workings at the comments. Hv fun!

***** Solutions (Updated on 9 May 07) *****



My Picasso-s April 26, 2007

Filed under: Arty & Funky Thingy,Family — mummydear @ 10:41 am

Abstract by Ashley

Title: Abstract (Pastels & Poster Colors), Artist: Ashley (7 yrs old)

Abstract by GG

Title: Abstract (Pastels & Poster Colors), Artist: Georgia (4 yrs old)

Fish by GG
Title: Fish (Water Colors), Artist: Georgia (4 yrs old)


Blame It on The Rain (Part2) April 25, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — mummydear @ 12:07 am

A road tt divides the area btw 2 TC … … and there lie their fates.


TC1: Got 2 BS, Got covered MSCP, Got lift & CP upgrade, Got nice nice tiles covered linkways.tc1.jpg

TC2: Got 1 BS, Got open CP (it comes with free leaves, branches, fruits, flowers fr the trees, and bird-shits every day. Also pray tt it doesn’t rain), Got lift lobby & letterbox upgrade, Got acrylics covered linkways.


Oh, not forgetting this ugly monster tt TC2 built at some blks … dunno for what, but we tink to protect yr head fr falling aircon.



Blame It on The Rain (Part1) April 24, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — mummydear @ 11:16 pm

Blame it on the rain … …

My area is served by tis feeder bus 284, tt has only 3 bus-stops (BS – for bus-stop, not bullshit) in its route.

All the BS

Tink early last yr I feedback to the town council (TC) to build another BS at Blk 372, bcos during rainy days, residents staying opp of BS2 and Sunset Way will get ‘trapped’ at BS2. Hence the new BS will help the situation bcos of the covered walkway.

Well, vy simply, TC said it was not their problem (of course, they put it nicely lah) and referred me to LTA. The TC officer even suggested tt I use BS3 instead. Thank you vy much, officer, u know how far or not snaking around??!! So, I took my case to LTA, the officer said tt they wld look into the matter and tt was 1yr ago … tink the queue must b damn looooooooong. No wonder pple like to email to the MPs directly now.

Ytd, sky dark dark when I fetch Ashley fr sch, so decided to take the bus. We waited for >10mins, the sky still dark dark then. When the bus stopped at BS2, there was a sudden downpour (suay, rite?). We (there was also another elderly woman) waited a while, but the rain didn’t get any lighter. So, Ashley put on her raincoat. Me leh, got to hold the umbrella, carried Ashley’s damn heavy bag & got to ensure tt it won’t get wet, and another free hand to hold Ashley to cross 4 lanes of road. By the time we reached the centre divider, lower half of my body oledi wet thru’out; and Ashley felt cold. Mayb if I rushed home w/o taking the bus when the sky dark dark, then I won’t b so wet. Mayb if they were considerate enough to build BS4, then the young and the elderly will not hv to brave the storm to go home, safe and sound.

$#&$@! Blame it on the rain lah!


The Dash Poem by Linda Ellis

Filed under: Arty & Funky Thingy,Learning — mummydear @ 11:17 am

Hv shared this poem before via emails, but wld like to keep the link here.

The Dash Poem by Linda Ellis:

1) The Poem

2) The Movie

3) The Song

What inspired Linda Ellis to write The Dash Poem … … Story of The Dash Poem.

How wld u live yr DASH???


Silent Nite April 21, 2007

Filed under: Family — mummydear @ 9:53 pm

Oh … … peaceful nite, I mean now.

Kids oledi went to bed bcos they didn’t hv afternoon nap, and burnt out liao playing the whole day by themselves (hehehe, good to hv 2 kids who entertain themselves). Usually, they settle down at 11pm and fall asleep only at 12mn! By then, I oso vy tired liao.

Quiet nite … with radio at the b/gnd and sound fr the ‘fountain’ of my fish tank … Cool 8) .

What am I doing? Going thru’ IRAS notes on tax filing lor, then will go back to do my accounts again. Sianzzzzzzzzz … …


Movie World

Filed under: Arty & Funky Thingy,Family,Learning — mummydear @ 9:41 pm

Friday has become our fmy’s movie day at home. Lights off, and we start to munch tit-bits … yah, vy unhealthy.

Ytd screening was “Akeelah and the Bee”. GG cldn’t understand (u see, a lot of talking, not those action kind), so she fell asleep near the end of the show. An average movie, I wld say. Only tt it got chim chim words tt we oso chked mentally if we cld spell them 🙂 .

Anyone got other DVD to lend me???

Quote by Marianne Williamson:

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?

You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.

We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.