Our Chap Goh Mei Sunday

By the time we woke up on Chap Goh Mei was already noon as we had an extremely hectic day before. Will blog about that later. 

In the evening, we went to this Kindergarten that Ethan will be attending next month as I’ve already promised a friend (at the very last minute) to help her out in a Red Packet Craft competition. We only got together the night before to work out on what could be done for the competition. 

During brain-storming session we thought of so many things to do, such as making a basket, or a lantern or even a pineapple but thank goodness we did not make any of them as there are other participants who did all those.

red packet craft competition

Our team-members busy putting the finishing touch to our craft

According to my team member, the fish represent humans, swimming towards a dragon or some kind of gate. Once you go through that gate, you’ll become a ‘golden fish’. In other words, you’ll become a better person once you’ve overcome struggles and obstacles. I guess that is it la because the explanation was done in Mandarin and my Mandarin is Level Zero. I only know how to make the fish only @_@

red packet craft competition

The rest of the contestants with their creations

Finally, when the result was announced, our team came out TOP! Our extremely last minute assemble won the FIRST prize! 

red packet craft competition

Me and the team

For your information, I am not the tallest among them. They were kind enough to bend down to make ME look tall in this pic! >_<

It was a fun evening of makan and socializing. It’s a great start to get to know the parents in Ethan’s future kindy. I got a feeling I’m going to be very actively involved in his school :D

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    Congrats! It is a very beautiful masterpiece. It would be good to know the teacher and parents in the school well, so that you will know well is Ethan doing.

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    Congrats! What was the prize? That calls for a treat. Eeeee….for once, you’re the tallest! Muahahahahahaha!!!!

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    Not fair…you are a pro in crafting, of course sure win la.

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    Happy schooling Ethan!

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    Congratulations for topping the contest! Mandarin level zero? WAKAKAKAKA

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    Congrats Merryn! :)

    I knew you could do it.

    I don’t quite understand the concept of the golden gate and the fish too. You mean you hang it somewhere so when we pass through it, we’ll overcome our struggles?

    Or is the gate a symbol for something else or is it a concept like nirvana (something that can only be achieved spiritually e.g. after you deng).

    Good job on the craft! :D

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    Oh enrolled Ethan to a Kindy in the end? Thought he’s fine being home schooled actually. Anyway, he will do well in school, I’m sure.

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    Just a little of your touch, your team has emerged to be the Top, you certainly have talent in craft.

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    Congrats! Very nice angpow fish you guys made.

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