Can’t Believe It’s Friday Already

"I couldn't have graduated without him"

“I couldn’t have graduated without him”

1) Service dog and student attend graduation in matching gowns. ‘Nuff said.

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2) Move over Mr Kiasu… Mums hire disabled tour guides at Disney (because it gives them a bump to the front of the queue). Don’t scream at me please, but guess what, this isn’t happening in Hong Kong or Singapore (yes I know there is no Disneyland there but I did see a dad have his helper, two small kids, wife and himself each hold 6 items from their grocery cart so they could pass through the “Express Checkout” with 6 items or less in Holland Village years ago), these are Manhattan mums who are proud of their brainwave.

And you know what? It sounds awful, but honestly I don’t think it’s that bad an idea if you can afford it and you pay the disabled tour guides well – try queueing outside Hong Kong Disneyland rides during the China school holidays.  We might not be ones for looking for disabled guides, but we are just never going to Disney or Ocean Park during peak periods or maybe even popular kid-friendly timings, this is how much we abhor the sucking time wasting of a long queue for a kiddie ride. Even more so if the people in the queue don’t cough with their mouths closed and push a lot. And so we tell Rockstar Which Do You Want, Queueing An Hour When Everyone Else Also Is, Just To Go On A 15 Min Ride, Or Waking Early/ Arriving Really Late To Get A Couple 15 Mins Rides For The Same Hour. And Maybe Popcorn Because Your Parents Aren’t All Grouchy From Queueing.

Good on ya Nellie (pic from Huffpost)

Good on ya Nellie (pic from Huffpost)

3) Ultimate revenge story: Elephant tramples poacher. Couldn’t look in the slide show at bottom of link for other poaching pics though. Scroll at own peril please.

4) This from Bored Panda: 5 year old girl poses as famous women. It’s a short post, I just wanted to put this pic up because this girl is sooooo beautiful. And her facial expressions really match the photos in the link.

As Amelia Earhart

As Amelia Earhart

5) Hungry Planet – What The World Eats. This one’s cool. Families and their weekly food supplies.

Like this German family - $568/week (what I'm thinking is Beer! Beer! Beer!)

Like this German family – $568/week (what I’m thinking is Beer! Beer! Beer!)

And this Mexican family $189/week (Soda! Soda! Soda!)

And this Mexican family $189/week (Soda! Soda! Soda!)

Ours would’ve been Ella’s Kitchen fruit smoothies/ baby purees, breast milk bags (does that count?), a mountain of green leafies (5 times a week my dinners are 70% green – now you know where Rockstar got the 5 boring dinners a week from :P), a bottle of red wine, almost 2 doz eggs, 2 loaves of whole grain bread and of course umpteen salmon or other fish steaks, lotsa noodles and rice, my parents’ homemade dried ikan bilis and udang…

And Kings is away again, Rockstar’s on long, long weekend, so I’m gonna be a little swamped. Again.

Fortunately, Rockstar helps with the baby.

Fortunately, Rockstar helps with the baby.

I mean…. At least I think that’s what that is.

(He’s keeping her from crawling off the bed to get at the dog while also satisfying a burrowing itch…)

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There is just no art to this, it’s If All Else Fails Just Hang On To One Sock Til Mummy’s Ready To Take Over. While Posing For A Photo Op.

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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

    Hi Aileen,

    I don’t think Rockstar’s dinner is boring. For me, it would be a dream dinner because I like to eat plain steamed or grilled fish steak and steamed/grilled veges without dressing or sauce (that’s because dressings and sauces have lots of calories) but of course not the same kind of fish and same type of vege every weekday. :)

    Hahaha, to your caption of beer,beer,beer, and soda,soda,soda. For us, we just drink boiled water from the tap after running through some common filters.

    As I eat out 99% of the time, my weekly food supply would consist of green apples, red apples, oranges, bananas, almonds, pecans, multigrain bread, raisins, and cereals.

    Lol at Miss Rockstar in the last photo – she is like – I’m getting out of here by hook and by crook and kor kor holding on to one sock will not stop me. ;o

    May all of you have a superb weekend!

    • Aileen

      Oh you are also a big veggie and fish person!! I can eat the same thing I fairly like for a long time without needing a change, and go without stuff I love eating for a long time – that last is probably because of pregnancy and breastfeeding.. The one thing I miss a bit if I don’t have it is my single caffeinated coffee every morning..

      Yeah the little miss has some determination actually, it’s starting to rival the brother’s so I figure I have to be careful to encourage the two not to clash, so far it’s still never happened, fingers crossed…

      You have good weekend too!!