Fact of the Day: Where Did the Word Marathon Come From?

Today after Emma came home from school, I asked her, "how was your day? Anything fun,exciting, or interesting happened?" Emma: it was an ordinary day. Me: Was there anything you can think of that you enjoyed in your ordinary day? Emma: Well, there is something I think is interesting that I learned from today. She … Continue reading Fact of the Day: Where Did the Word Marathon Come From?

Year 6, Grade 5.

Summer is over. School starts today!  Ahhh thank goodness. She has little people her own size (sort of) to play with again. Emma got her bag ready last night. Tried rolling her hair with rollers to prepare for her big day at school, but her hair was a bit too short.  She set an alarm … Continue reading Year 6, Grade 5.

Homeschooling in Texas – Part 2

We did very well in Arlington keeping up with the schedule and being creative with our time. Lots of time with the cousins in Arlington and that's always great thing for M.  On some Thursdays, she got to tag along with Ah Ma and Ah Gong to do Tai Chi.  She played with her hoolahoop … Continue reading Homeschooling in Texas – Part 2

An Update: One Year After “Online Overdose is Harmful for OUR Family”

About a year ago, we wrote a post on why "Online Overdose is Harmful for OUR Family." A few months later we wrote this one "Disconnect to Reconnect 2012."  We still spend quite a number of hours on-line. However, we've made a lot of effort to minimize  distractions while maximizing our attention to family and … Continue reading An Update: One Year After “Online Overdose is Harmful for OUR Family”

“The Twins” original story created by our conversational English class, narrated by M.

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A 4th Grader in Year 5. Oh My!

My dear M, Back in June,before the summer,  before we went back to the US,  you had to say "goodbye"  to a few of  your friends you've known since year 3, 2010.   I knew that  it was not an easy thing for you to do.  Let's do our best to  keep in touch with … Continue reading A 4th Grader in Year 5. Oh My!

Chiang Mai Aquarium

We visited the Aquarium yesterday. M has a holiday on Monday and despite our itch to go somewhere out-of-town, we decided to stay in Chiang Mai.  Traveling out-of-town means extra expenses for us. With our plan to return to the US this summer we will inevitably increase our spending- eeeek- in dollars.  Therefore, we have … Continue reading Chiang Mai Aquarium