The One That Didn’t Make It To Merdeka Day

If one of the teachers hadn't happened to asked me if I'd seen where Rockstar's Malaysian flag painting was displayed, I never would've found it - this was when I was still pregnant and taking the lift most of the time rather than waddle up the stairs past the display boards of children's paintings when I was feeling so uncomfortable. I snapped the pics to send to Kings at work. Rockstar has even snapped a photo of Kings standing next to it on his iPod. We stood in the school lobby for quite some time waiting for Kings to navigate busy Central traffic and an unexpected jam caused by a car accident, because Rockstar wanted to walk up the back stairs with Kings. If it's still up there now my folks are here I think they will be going for the matinee when they do school run (because Rockstar will want to show them, I mean.)

This Pic Should Be Elephant-Sized, but by the time I used my iPhone App on it, it saved into a much smaller file. Humph.

Loved it so much I was originally saving and saving it to post on Merdeka Day - but then I realized August 31st (also the day Kings and I met for the first time at Tornado in Singapore) Rockstar wouldn't be at Kindy anymore...

And the note written by school staff should be what Rockstar said while painting it

In case you can't see it on the blog, it says something along the lines of Malaysia being a "very hot country because it is very close to the equator and the equator is very close to the sun." (Hence one of the reasons I love it - because I hadn't believed he'd remembered to talk about that when he told me he had, during that last Show n Tell where he was dying to talk about the Solar System and not Malaysia <sheepish>...)

Rockstar kept going on about this plasticine thing too...

Think lotsa kids had fun cos Rockstar would come back on Show n Tell days telling me which friends were from where, describing some of the flags... So the next Show n Tell (yes I'm really behind blogging a lot of other things that happened - I'm gonna use my Just Had A Baby Card now) I let him bring his stamp collection (from when we scored a bunch of old stamps at the Toy Factory in Adelaide sometime back - we started "collecting" stamps by pretty much getting the entire stamp collection that day, save for some HK stamps and the Malaysian ones he saves off all the packages, cards and letters my doting mum keeps sending him).

So Rockstar comes home and tells me the moment he turned the album to the Spanish and Indian stamps his Partners In Crime from those countries' hands shot up and they asked why he'd brought stamps from there (instead of just Malaysian ones). He'd replied, "Because if I only bring the Malaysian ones I don't have enough to say..." Uh... It would've killed him to say something more charming like "Because my best friends are from there"? (I have a girlfriend whose Y2 boy can seriously sweet talk the ladies <envy>) It's not even a lie, Rockstar was so excited when I dug out the stamps after he told me where his friends were from. Ah well...

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I blog about living and raising my son in Hong Kong - where toddlers have entrance interviews, parents keep test score spreadsheets, private school debentures can trade for more than half a million USD. Raising Rockstar's the most important thing I'll ever do. We show our true colors by the choices we make in bringing up our children. My blog is a message to my toddler son, about what the world and his parents are like today - for when he becomes a teenager and knows everything.
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  • zmun2

    Nice flag and map! Rockstar is the ambassador of Malaysia in his class. 🙂

    About a child being a sweet talker, do you think children learn it from observing their parents?

    • Aileen

      We have another Malaysian classmate too… Whom I had expected had more Malaysian things to say (than Rockstar I mean) cos that was during Rockstar’s solar system obsession…

      I think there is nature and nurture… But if you are implying Rockstar gets the straight-talking style from me like I hope you are, I’ll take that as a compliment 😀 (tebal muka siah)

      • zmun2

        Yes, I am thinking that Rockstar got it from you. 🙂 Glad you are taking it as a compliment. 

        *whisper mode on* And I hope Rockstar does not grow into a sweet talker because I think sweet talking men are a bit of a player (one never knows whether they are sincere or not).
        *whisper mode off*

      • Aileen

        Wow I hadn’t thought about sweet talking men. I’d only gone as far as sweet talking little boys and was still swooning (cos I thought that was pretty smart!) Not sure little boys grow into men with THAT concept of sweet talk, in the sense that men do it for a way more erm, “sinister” motive (I distrust sweet talking men as well as really good looking ones too haha)

        At least at this stage I can’t imagine that Y2 boy becoming a man who does that (and btw that boy’s Malaysian too), he’s simply a good talker all around (for eg when I couldn’t find Rockstar in a playground, first time I met him back when he was a Y1 boy, he said “What shirt’s Rockstar wearing, I’ll climb up and look for him and come back tell you what he’s doing.”