Gor Gor’s Meet the Parents Session

Gor Gor’s school recently has its Meet-The-Parents Session for the teacher to update the parents on the child’s progress and any matters that parents need to take note of to enhance and improve the child’s learning. It was held in his own classroom.
His form teacher feedback that Gor Gor is a good student, he is honest and dependable. As for learning wise, his English and Mathematics are easily among the top of his class. However, we need to look at his Chinese and help him improve to be as good as his other two subjects. She also commented that Gor Gor is the Chinese Class Captain and the Pupil of the Month. Overall, she is happy with Gor Gor’s performance, behaviour and learning attitude in class. 
Chinese, one of the more fear subjects in Singapore, it is not that easy to master as compare to English. What’s more, the children are more exposed to English than Chinese. Most of their books, toys, games and favourite TV programs and movies are all from Western Countries eg US. 
Although his school has been traditionally labelled as being weak in Chinese but we do notice that the school has put in effort to change that. Gor Gor’s Chinese teacher is very strict with marking and she has put in a lot of effort to correct and place emphasis on the proper writing of Chinese characters. As with his form teacher, his Chinese teacher constantly send email to us to update on what was being taught, what to prepare and how to enhance his learning.

During this school holidays, Gor Gor will be working hard to improve on his weaker subject Chinese. He will go through all that was taught in School, practise them and to cultivate his interests in this subject, reading is a good way. Gor Gor has chosen a number of Chinese children story books to read and after each book that he has read, he will be tested to see how much he has learn and understand from the story. 

The School holidays are here, stay tune to see what Gor Gor and Di Di are up to. Have a meaningful and fun holidays.

Food Adventure in Malaysia Part 2

For dinner, we went to one of the most unique and classy restaurants in Kuala Lumpur. It is called “Tamarind Spring” located at Ampang area. The actual address is : Jln 1 Taman T.A.R, 68000 Ampang, Selangor. This restaurant is unique because it is located next to a small jungle.

This is a Thai-Vietnamese restaurant. There is also a Western restaurant in the same premise but this one is more popular.

The door leading to the restaurant

Gor Gor practicing his kung fu stunt at the restaurant walkway

Look, the walkway is so long (hint: bring an umbrella if you are going on a rainy day)

Still the long walkway

Are we at the entrance yet? 

Look at the number of awards given to this restaurant!

Where is the food? I am hungry

Start with a nice cool drink 

Tom Yum soup

We choose the sampler appetiser
Look, I dare to drink the soup which is hot and spicy!
The rest of the dishes, the big prawn is nice
What we like about the restaurant is the ambience. It is very unique because it is next to a small jungle, but there can be quite a lot of mosquitoes there. The food is not cheap though, for a meal like this for 3 persons, it can cost more than RM 200 in total.
The next morning, we went to Pavilion Kuala Lumpur to do some shopping. Although the prices in this mall is generally higher than other shopping mall, but if you go to the Parkson Departmental store, the prices is the same as all the other Parksons in Malaysia.
After shopping, we have lunch. We wanted to try some Chinese dishes which are not available in Singapore and we went to “Ying Ker Lou” at Basement of Pavilion. This is a Hakka restaurant.
The entrance of the restaurant
Another view of the entrance, facing the food court

Nice braise pork, not too fat, nor too thin
Hakka food must have Hakka Yong Tau Foo, right? This is it
Noodle soup with meat and mushrooms
Hakka noodle. This is quite normal, there are better ones in some coffeeshops in KL
After a full day of eating and shopping in KL, time for us to go home. As our flight departs from Subang airport, we ate near the airport before checking in. This is “La La Cheong” seafood restaurant, located at : 31 Jalan PJU 1A/5A, Ara Damansara, Petaling Jaya. It is about 10 minutes drive from Subang airport.
If you are early, you actually can park just outside the restaurant
As the name of the restaurant suggests they are famous for their small clams (“la la”), we ordered the fried  noodle with clams which was quite nice

Simple kailan dish which was very tasty

And we round up the dinner with nice steam fish
It has been an exciting long weekend for our family, with lots of food, catching up with the kids and grandparents in Malaysia.

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