Last year in April, we went for our very own family trip to Hong Kong. We have planned this trip in advance and were very excited for the kids. This was also Javier’s first flying experience.
We planned a few ‘new experiences’ for the kids and for us as well. After-all, we are still kids at heart.
We travelled with Cathay Pacific and as this was our first trip together, the boarding experience wasn’t very good at all. There weren’t any priority announcements made for family with young children. We actually had to maneuver our way to the front and asked for boarding. And the worst part of all was the delay. We were delayed from 15mins – 30mins – 45 minutes – almost an hour.
First bad experience with Cathay; imagine our kids being from excited to restless!!!
Javier got his report card recently. His results was way beyond my expectation which was great! They are mostly As’ and Bs’ as you can see. And yeah, there’s a ‘C’ there but as the saying goes; “Easy as ABC” so the ‘C has got to make it’s point somewhere!
He got a ‘C’ in Mandarin reading but it’s better than me as I can’t read any except for a few and probably my name. But the headmistress said he wouldn’t be of any problem since he isn’t furthering his studies in a Chinese Medium School so there’s nothing to worry.
The Big Yellow Card (Javier’s favorite color)
Javier did well and he didn’t even ask for a reward but I am going to get him something that he wants. So stay around and look for updates on his reward!!!
“I don’t have expectations. Expectations in your life just lead to giant disappointments.” - Michael Landon
Javier’s first visit to the dentist turned out to be a success. He was nervous at first but nevertheless gave in after the dentist calmed him down by explaining to him the functions of her every gadget. She even gave him a big sunnies to protect his eyes from the bright light and water splashes and it’s yellow, his favorite color.
Joe and Judith visited the dentist too but they only went for a consultation and blimey. My 2 kids need braces which will cost me RM8K. I think I need a loan. Dentist loan?
Anyway, Javier had 2 fillings to cover up the holes in his back teeth. He was fidgeting in his seat when the process started but who wouldn’t upon hearing the screeching sound coming out from the high speed air driven dental drill and also the SssSSSS sound that produces from the saliva injector that sucks out excessive saliva during procedures. Urrghhh… I don’t really like going to the dentist either since the school dentist and nurse chipped my front tooth in secondary school. I should have sued her for negligence.
But that was the past, so no hard feelings. If only I knew, I could have asked her to get me a braces in return of not suing her. Haha!
So… what was your Mother’s Day like? Mine lasted a whole long day! From morning till night! Well, it started the day before actually because Javier couldn’t wait to present me his crafty paper bouquet of flowers which he made in kindy with the help of his teacher. It’s one of a kind thing and something I’ve never seen before. I am so proud of him!
Soon… this bouquet of flowers will be adorning my office table