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Life with children

Dealing With Separation Anxiety

January marks the beginning of a new school year for Malaysia. For parents whose children are going to school for the first time, separation anxiety can be cause for major concern.  Not all children happily skip to class after parents drop them off; a good number  of children would cry, cling to their parents, and/or … Continue reading »

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Intense Concentration

My Little Dragon is growing up way too fast. At 17 months old, he is on an I-wanna-do-it-on-my-own streak, as you can see from this short video that I managed to capture of him attempting to put on a sandal. Watch out for that cute little tongue at 0:06 :)

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Chicken Pox Strikes!

It all started as a fever, a runny nose, and an extreme crankiness which we attributed to teething. The fever lasted three nights and two days. On the third night, the fever subsided and I noticed a single telltale water-filled blister just above our Little Dragon’s upper lip. And immediately, I knew that it was … Continue reading »

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Little Dragon Update – 1 year, 3 months

Just a quick update on my Little Dragon, who is, as of this writing, 1 year, 3 months old. He can follow simple commands like ‘Close the door’ and ‘Give Mama the book’. He has a growing vocabulary — even though he cannot say the words yet, whenever I ask him to point out words … Continue reading »

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Quick Bites: French Fries

One evening, on my way home from the office, I called the kids and spoke in French just for the heck of it. (If you’ve been following this blog for quite some time now, you’d know we’re not your average Malaysian family!) “Hello?” It was my 13-year old daughter. “Puis-je parler avec Makcik*, s’il vous … Continue reading »

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