Tuesday, March 23, 2010

School break

The first term break was just over. Thought I could have some peace at home after one week of chaos.. but it was extended. The kids (except Eussuv) developed red-eyes, some eye discharge and fever on Sunday. Great timing! Went to see a GP on Sunday night and no school for the next day. So Monday was full of medication routine. The hard part was giving them the antibiotic, ewwhhh.. it tasted awful. Couldn't they make some nice antibiotic for kids??

Actually the break was not so bad. Started on Friday (12th) - we started one day early - we went to Kuantan for my nephew's wedding. Kids had so much fun meeting their cousins and had wonderful time at the hotel pool. The rest of the week was nothing much as Irsyad had extra classes from 8am-11:30pm and tuition at night. While Irsyad went to his classes, I made sure Eussuv review his subjects with the revision books! So much of a school break! But the boys enjoyed their futsal moment every evening at the futsal court nearby. Not only they got to play, they also make many new friends.

On Sunday  (before the red-eye appeared) we went to Putrajaya for the Hot Air Balloon show. So much excitement, so disappointing... there were so many people, so many cars, so many stalls selling stuff, so many other activities like waterball, tricycle or something, coloring contest (as usual) .. and it was blazing hot at 12pm. Worst, there was no sign of hot air balloon anywhere. We were really late. The balloons were only up in early morning and evening. Last year, the first year of the carnival, we got there around 9am. No traffic, no carnival. It was great and fun. This year it seems that the carnival has taken over the actual balloon activities... and of course the fact that we were late! But really, I think it's a Malaysian thing, if they want to attract people to some new thing, they must have a carnival. Lots of people will come of course, but not so much to see and learn about this new thing but to go to the carnival and get good bargain on thingsl. Typical! So much of that, we left after going around most of the activity booths and found most of it closed for lunch. What luck! We shall try again next year then.

Till the next school holidays...  

1 comment:

3yearshousewife said...

Medicines and antibiotics over here has a nice taste but it's difficult to get antibiotics.
Malaysia and its carnival is unseparable. I agree you lost the opportunity to learn because of the carnival distraction.