The prices in Singapore are so high that we find that things in UK are actually quite inexpensive. Thanks to Singapore for making our UK trip ‘cheap.’
J’s teacher frequently reminded me that J’s school bag was too heavy. We therefore bought several very light weight ergonomic back packs but we still received the same comment. Eventually we bought a super duper light one, forgoing some of the desirable ergonomic features.
One morning, while I was peeking into the newly purchased item, I decided to use my sewing to add a spine-friendly design to it. By attaching an elastic band, the weight of books were now fixed close to her back.
It is now an extra light ergonomic ruck sack now!
Singapore has a very special academic calendar. It has 4 terms, with the first term starting on 2 Jan. ( The one of Hong Kong is similar to the rest of the world, with the commencement of term 1 in Aug or Sep. )
Term 2 runs from mid Mar to end of May and this is the last week of school. We are kind of relaxed now, wrapping projects and tasks up. Kids are getting more excited day by day…. Of course! A month of holiday is waiting for them!
I enjoy the pleasure of having fun with friends. We are new here but I am glad that I am developing friendship with ZZ, mother of one of Junie’s school friends. She is v open and accepts my ‘foreign’ style. She gives me a lot of help and support. I thank God for taking care of me via her.
We went to a movie last week. Felt like in my secondary school days!