Kong Hwa School

This had to be one of my most memorable experiences. I had signed up as parent volunteer with Kong Hwa School & had fulfilled my obligations of >40 hours. And so, the boy was eligible for phase 2B of P1 registration.

Basing on past statistics, there was never in history a case where there was a balloting needed for phase 2B within 1km. So I was pretty confident of AJ getting into this school.

Lo & behold, that day 19th July 2012, the whole family went to the school for registration happily. By 20th July 2012, I was so shocked to know that there were 62 applicants in this phase within 1km applying for 41 vacancies! That means, a balloting process was needed! Oh! How depressing! I was dismayed - it was a two-third chance.

The fateful day came - 25 th July 2012. I went to witness the balloting process. I was trying to calm myself, trusting that the Lord will guide us along the way. When I heard his number being called out, I burst into tears! It was a moment of mixed feelings - joy & relief. I have learnt that I should never take things for granted. Though past statistics have shown favourable results for phase 2B, I should not be overly confident but to commit everything unto the Lord. Thank God for teaching me this lesson & was merciful unto us.

Pray that AJ will settle well into the school & that he will do well in school, bringing glory to Him the Almighty.

Mozzie, Mozzie, Go Away!

I am paranoid with pests & insects, including mosquitoes. Even though we live in the 13th floor, my left & right neighbours do not have any plants, we can still get mosquitoe bites. Especially for AJ, they really love him.

I am concerned with chemical spray to get rid of them, but thank God I managed to find 2 types of repellents that are chemical-free. The Anti-mos can be found in Fairprice at about $16 for 4 small tubs, the Kaps (RM10) is only available in Malaysia. I always load this up when we went up to Kuala Lumpur. I will place 2 small tubs of Anti-mos on AJ's super single-size bed & apply Kaps on his limps & neck when he goes to sleep. This gives me the assurance that he will not be bitten by those naughty mozzies.

If you do experience mozzie bites, try using Anti-mos as it is chemical-free. Avoid those chemical spray at all cost.