Next Friday


I’m excited or even elated to meet Binbin’s teacher next Friday in the teachers-parents meeting session. I’m truly curious to know what my tempremental boy was like when he was surrounded by strangers in the first month; and now by ‘fans‘ after 5months in School.

I’m not bragging, but my boy is so famous that everyone in his class knows his name by the end of first week in the beginning of this year. How come? I wondered all the time…

Later did I found out that its because of his expressive nature that he is often called upon in class, way too frequent, so much so that the two words “Cheng Bing” has subconsciously been implanted into the other students’ head.

Whenever he appears, his ‘fans‘ would come to the door and greet with glee, “Halooo Cheng Bing!” together with a mad hand wave; or “Cheng Bing is here, Cheng Bing is here…” As if Adam Lambert has just stepped down the stage to meet his audience. *laugh* Naaahhhh… that’s a little exaggerating… more like half of Adam’s power. *wink*

When its time to go, his classmates would keep chanting “Bye bye Cheng Bing” non-stop till my boy waved back. Its funny and rather disappointing that my boy doesn’t know their names!!! *laugh*

Till this day, he could only name me 5 friends and they are from his group. Other than that, nope! Not a clue.

A couple of days ago was even more surprising when a few of Keatkeat’s classmates called out to Binbin. “Cheng Bing! Cheng Bing! That’s Cheng Keat’s brother.”

Allan and I exchanged looks, Allan asked: “How in the world did that know Binbin’s name?” We thought, maybe it was Keatkeat ‘promoting‘ his brother to his classmates. But after checking with my elder one, we were wrong!

So how did Binbin, a Nursery boy shined his name into the class of Kindergarten 2???! That remains a mystery!

So next Friday, I’ll keep my ears peeled and listen to all that the teacher has to say about my 4year old Binbin. I’m sooooooo looking forward….*wink*

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H1N1:Swine Flu

Child, Health, Preschool

Yesterday, my boys brought back a health declaration letter. We as parents must declare on their behalf that they had not gone overseas recently and that they do not have the H1N1 symptoms.

Another letter wrote, “If your child is having flu, or show signs of H1N1 symptoms, please refrain him for school.”

I completely respect this sentence. But this sentence also brings me headaches.

As most of you know Keatkeat’s sinus pattern. Its a morning attack every single day. But when he is out from school, 4hours later, he is good as new.

So every morning he sneezes on the way to school, mucus and all. We are used to it and even the new teachers have noticed it too. But now with this H1N1 alert going on, the measures are more stringent in school and one of the teacher advised that we do not bring him to school if he is sneezing.


What then?! That IS how my boy IS everyday! So does that mean he should skip school till these epidemic alerts and preventive measures are called off?!!!!! What if it doesn’t for the next one month, 3 months, one year?!


I am NOT angry with the school. I am at a lost.

The letter was given yesterday. I brought my sneezing boy to school late this morning, away from the eyes of the other parents. The parents of Keatkeat’s’ classmates are pretty extreme. From some of my previous posts about them, you should know more or less.

Hence, I let the teacher decide if she would allow my ‘Ah-Cheeee’ boy in. She did. So I thought I’ll continue to do that then: Reporting 1-2mins later than usual to avoid unnecessary confrontation.

As if it was heaven’s will, we went cycling in the late afternoon today and met Keatkeat’s English teacher, Miss W, on the way back. We chatted. She told me 8 were down with high fever last week and 5 this week (so far) in Keatkeat’s class.

As if she can read my mind, she said, “I know Cheng Keat has sinus, just like my younger son. So long as he does not have fever, we will allow him in.”


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