Friday Finds

1) These kids are sooooo cute!!! The drumming talent is one thing, but the faces they’re making <swoon> rocker faces are the best when they’re on 6 year olds. Or 3 year olds.

There’s more at Huffington Post’s slideshow at bottom of link. There’s Tsung Tsung the little Hongkie pianist (he got invited on Ellen!), there’s a boy who’s been blind from birth, there’s a boy with autism – all remarkably talented (btw especially re the boy with autism I’m not really surprised because I always think it can give rise to some amazing genius).

Oh, and here’s Rockstar’s and my favorite:

2) 13 things not to say to a parent of a child with Down’s Syndrome. Wasn’t expecting much but read it anyway. You should too. It’s a lesson in how something you thought was pretty harmless or well-meaning can really, really sound completely different to someone else.

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3) So these are the guys…. “Yeah, we broke the internet.” The story of the biggest information superhighway jam in history. “History” is a word I find rather incongruous because information technology to me is so “young.” Wish I could say the same about words like “war.”

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4) Gate To Hell Discovered. No this isn’t some snarky remark about someone’s school, this is the archaeological discovery of Pluto’s Gate, a naturally-occurring cave where noxious fumes from deep within the earth are emitted – and which has served as an ancient pilgrim site believed to be the entrance to the underworld.

5) Former Atlanta Schools Chief Indicted. The Freakonomics guys must be just a teeny bit puffed up.

6) This is a picture of The Little Miss messing with her mobile in the middle of the night. (Note reinforced fastenings on mobile in the form of duct tape in case she brings the whole thing down)

"I feel like Soothing Seaside Sounds for this sleepless night"

“I feel like Soothing Seaside Sounds for this sleepless night”

And here's a family selfie of what we're NOT doing this weekend...

And here’s a family selfie of what we’re NOT doing this weekend…

Kings is away for a bit… So this is kind of a wistful remembrance of weekends past especially since there is a humongous rainstorm brewing outside as I type

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About Aileen

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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  • mun

    May you have a good rest and fun bonding with both Rockstars at home during this weekend! I super love your family photo – how did you manage to get everyone even Miss Rockstar to smile at the same time! And you even have to know the right time to snap the photo all by yourself!

    Wow, the little Miss Is so independent – to play with her mobile when she wakes up in the middle of the night instead of crying out for you.

    • Aileen

      Erm… THAT night she didn’t… The last two nights she’s been giving problems and I’m exhausted… cos daytime I have to find something to entertain Rockstar and JD with AND her as well, I can’t rest in the day.. last two nights when I turn on the mobile she starts trying to take it apart. Try to pull out the white stalk on which the blue umbrella is on, try to take out the umbrella… And then this morning the dreaded happened – she was peering over the cot at me 2 feet away and gabbling at me to get up.

      She apparently never does this when Kings is taking a turn and I suspect it’s partly because he hasn’t handled her often enough for her to push him :(