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A Day before Reuven be a “小舅子” for Daddy’s cousin wedding

Back dated blog on last Friday (30/10)

2 -3 months ago, my aunt was asking me help for my boy to help to be “小舅子” to open the car door to welcome the groom on the big day . i would think it is very nice and special. i immediately said Yes and i am sure Reuven will like it too.  Daddy, also done once before when i was a little one too and i know how exciting it will be. 🙂

Last Friday, was a tight schedule got 2 appointments in the noon and evening at different locations and the wedding was on Sat.Squeezing the time of a day to complete these.

i have already got the clothes for the big day and short of a ‘director cap’. search high and low, still no luck.

in the end still was a happy shopping. Reuven try many caps and keep asking me to look at him while he put on all the caps on,  haha…. he even do those cow boy  (remove the hat like a cowboy and shouted ‘Eeee Haaaa’,  lolx.then he also ask me put on and i also join in  with him together. haha…

then he got a choice, to choice between the Minion and the colourful cap. he wanted both… i told him only 1, take your pick.

He put his finger near his mouth and erm… he pointed ‘ Colourful one’ . then straight away wear it. 🙂  and he tell me..

Reuven : Daddy daddy i look so cool !

Daddy: stunned… where he learn this phase from. lolx. indeed he look great. 🙂


then on the way to my appointment with Reuven, a very nice lady reward her some stickers in the train. how he do that? well.. i am not sure but certainly it was fun and happy experience boarding the train and he is trying hard to cover all the stickers away from the camera. lol…


then after my appointment, i feel Reuven such a nice boy, i wanted to get some ‘ice cream’ for him.. haha and we did it in Yishun , however  he was so enthusiastic. i ask him what favour and fruits he would like, he reply with strawberry , grapes and strawberry flavour.

Daddy : Wah! it look so delicious !

Reuven: Yummy ! Strawberries !

Daddy : i can’t wait to eat !

then snap the picture … lol. 🙂

however most of the yoghurt goes into my stomach, lol , guess he is quite full from the dinner… 🙂


I keep sharing with Reuven how exciting it will be to help to be a “小舅子” for tomorrow for the past weeks and sharing ” you will be helping to open the car door” with ‘higher note’ and share how cool it will be and he will be able to help and use his ‘super geko muscle’ to open the door.

Everyone will be so proud and happy of you. 🙂 he is so ready and can’t wait to do it.

haha if you wish to know what is ‘super geko muscle’, try youtube, VJmask. hahah..

Ya, that is my boy. a happy boy, a sunshine boy, My #ReuvenLoo, 😛












Posted in Age of 4, Reuven Loo Growing up

Fun activity of reading A Clock


2 days ago in the morning before Reuven going to school, He is so excited about reading time the moment he woke up. I guess must be the reason of the new clock we chosen and yesterday it was on our wall. He is on the spark of trying to read the time rite. 🙂


i notice his learning and understanding of clock are getting more and more better from the previous practise.

He has show sign of understanding and meaning what is o’clock and abit of ’30’ min as a starter,  and i leave the rest next time. As my goal is for him to familiar  more on the clock’s hand recognition especially start with the short hand.

He is more focused and attentive. he is able to understand well what are the short and long hands…

Daddy : when I said 5.30 , should short hand point to 5 or long hand ?

Reuven : short hand !

daddy : very good ! how about 30 ?

Reuven : long hand , then he show me by adjusting the clock.

after some practise, I feel that he feel a bit bored , I start to introduce 15 /30/45 mins.

daddy: how about 3.15?

Reuven : he look stun, and stress . Haha and can see his mind not focus and lost as i purposely break the pattern after a few practise . then he try to do test and look at me whenever he complete or doing a move. To check if ‘ Dad expression’ is correct.

Daddy: Reuven , no worries, be confident too, you are doing great, just focus what you have learn, remember if it is 5.30, which hand should be point to 5?

Reuven: short hand!


keep repeating the theory and sequence. then till he is an expert ( i feel he is bored wanted more attention) till he purposely get it wrong to get my funny expression. hhaha..

maybe soon must share with him what is quarter and half  to express time.

i am sure he will be able to read time better and better and i am sure in the school, he also will practise with teacher, lately i even hear him saiding out loud from Jan to Dec. 🙂  time flies, big boy already… 🙂




Posted in Age of 4, Reuven Loo Growing up

practice writing Reuven’s name and number.


just ask randomly to ask reuven to practise his writing. as today while he in sch I did peek into his class before I left. he is writing and participating in a group with teacher on writing number or letters on the while board. I saw him write a number four when teacher ask him to write.  he was so happy to engage and put up his hands to go forward.

then at night I try to write with him. he will start write number 2 from the bottom to top.

then I show him. from top to bottom write a 2. then I ask him which one better. he choose the top to the bottom. however he still write from bottom to top.  I guess he is using this method as drawing technique. then I use five dots and join theme together and guide him through. he is getting better and he start from top to bottom. 🙂

then I know he is a bit bored. I start to ask if he could write his name. he said no..then I spell a REUVEN Loo for him as a guide for him to walk through.

his R initially very special. Haha the ‘tail’ will come out from the top. then the letter V like U. and he said it is the same. then letter ‘N’, he will continue to write without lifting up the pencil. using counting strokes and sounds to make him remember how it is to be written when coming another stroke.

in the end , he really did well with some practice. his first written name spell out today! ^.^ I am happy too that I share and able to guide him through. look at his happy face.haaa wonder if spell his Chinese name will he …. hahaa 🙂


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light blue sofa chosen by Reuven and daddy…


past few months, I am so ready to get rid of my old sofa and replace with a new one.

I was choosing and thinking which one to choose from. asking some friends opinions and of cos not forgetting my boy.

I selected a few one and ask him which one is good.

he keep repeat with the same selection even thought I random or mixed up the selection.  he still choose this light blue…

Haha.. I was abit hesitating about this colour as easy to dirty. and not leather and… after all most important he is happy and bright colours also can make the house look more bright and not dull.

in the end , I go ahead. Haha.. so when the sofa arrive. he is indeed a happy boy.

daddy : Reuven, is this sofa nice ?

reuven: it is so comfy . I like and light blue !

daddy : remember you keep your promise, only can sit and rest and not jump..

reuven: .. cannot jump? .. o k…

daddy : glups…

till today he still keep his promise. 🙂

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Reuven first written chinese word 呂

Take this chance to write this before reuven wake up. Haha.


Reuven first Chinese word (surname) written by himself with a decent stroke 呂!


today is a lesson for him to understand his name better and how to write.  thank God, After that day bed talk he is getting more and more interested in Chinese.  Although still can’t comment that he is excited , at least he is onto it now. 🙂

With colour pencil on his hand,imagination run wild and he drew on paper.

Reuven: daddy daddy look look I draw a robot!

daddy :just a minute, I am doing some work . I promise I be ready in a min.

Reuven: daddy ..don’t want to see ..(then he sulk face).

daddy: just imagine those video about daddy ignore their children when their children are so excited to show the joy.

I immediately stopped work. I am always constantly reminding myself that he is just happy to share at that moment. if I missed it, the feeling and the excitement will be gone.  I must grab it that moment to show more encouragement.

I take this chance to  interact with him more and take this chance to practise chinese stroke. haha and also explain about his Chinese name and Surname and we go by stage to write it.


he is so happy. ^ .^ seriously I also feel happy too. this is his first Chinese decent writing without any aids. although I admit it is quite easy to write. Haha but it is still a milestone:)

love you my boy. 🙂 jia yo! 🙂

by the way can try those colour pencil that are thicker in diameter and shorter. it is easier for them to grip and hold. I feel my boy improve alot and write it better. 🙂


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An ColourFul art and craft work with Reuven- Easy DIY photo ‘frame’

Time Flies, now weekend again. Must catch up the blogging for last week some of the happening.


i remember after Reuven help me to choose the sofa colour, and some of my friends also commented that little one are attracted to colourful thing. i got this idea making  our ‘photo frame’. i drag this quite long, till last week at late evening, we finally make it happen. 🙂

Daddy : Reuven, did you want to do art and craft ?

Reuven : what is art and craft ?

Daddy : something to do with your hand, we need to do up the ‘photo frame’  i need your help, will you able to help me?

Reuven: two index finger touch on his left and right and with a cheeky smile. nodded his head and rush over.


some colour papers we get from popular and of cos grapes are our snack.  can see that his griping of glues and pen are getting better and better.


then he also participated to put up the photo on the wall. look at his happy face..and of cos mine too. haha . Quite a successful art and craft i think. 🙂 most important he become more confident and think out of the box when alot of shape, design  and colours combination i leave it to him to decide. he was really decisive.

you all can try that too. 🙂

Good nite everyone.

Posted in Age of 4, Reuven Loo Growing up

Reuven and his Cousin A day full of fun ! :)


Time flies, i think it is time for Reuven to use his own translink card and go thought the gantry. think back to the first time he enter the first time, now he is more confident, and very sure know what he is doing.

of cos he grow taller . just feel a relief and also feel time flies … he really a big boy now. 🙂



A ride together with his cousin on the train. and also the first time he sat ‘ alone’ without me. i ask him is it ok he sit with Axon and daddy will just wait here.

he reply : Yes! lol. look he is so happy and excited with his best cousin. 🙂 always so cheeky and adorable. 🙂


then a ‘gym’ exercise for him , he can play whole day, i am watching a distant from him. he is really moving on his own and access the situation. never said died attitude .thumb ups. 🙂

as his cousin is younger than him, Reuven also help to pull his Axon up! to me i feel he is more and more open and aware of people feeling and emotion. 🙂 the share of caring are getting bigger and bigger. 🙂




then their ‘energiser’ battery still went on, went to play the water playground. His 1st experience. hahha.. and Axon lead him on this. haha at first he was abit reluctant and he said clothes will be wet so he said cant play but i told him that i got Bringg….hhaha then i said when u are ready, let daddy know, you can join Axon anytime when u are ready. 🙂  then after a while he went in.. hehehe



i start to stimulate with him about the Sesame Street the ‘cookie jump’ as i saw him jump once, and we count of four and ten, and end with the ‘evil laugh , ah ah ah ah … hahah he is so happy!. 🙂 me too of cos. hahaha


then i saw him he was very curious about the big splash of water coming down. and i ask him…

Daddy: Reuven u stand there and let the water come down and splash ?

Reuven : shake head


Reuven : thinking, give the cheeky smile, both hand and fingers point to each hands and tongue stick out and NODDED!


Daddy and his aunt saw his expression laugh it out loud! so adorable ! too bad  not in time to capture this hahaha…

while waiting for the water to fall, he was abit scared, and i encourage him further. then…



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Priceless experience with a satisfaction smile ! Mission accomplished ! hahah. and he run to me give me, high five. then i got evil thought, i said

how about do it agian? .. haha he said NOoooo…

with double SCOOP ice cream? hahah he still said no.. , then he also encourage Axon to try too.. hee 🙂 A good motivator. 🙂 i like this picture alot, a measure of his growing up legs, hands and head.. hahaha.. don’t know i can ‘KIKI’ back to how old.


after all this , he is tired, of cos he still remember the ice cream and that explain why he abit sad face. cos he is tried and need to eat dinner then can have ice cream.. hehe

but in the end he have them all. 🙂 what a day for him and for everyone of us and thank you everyone for being part of Reuven’s life. Reuven so happy!  🙂





and later at night i thought he will sleep early, he still cant forget his story book telling before letting me go sleep.. hahaha