Monday, December 10, 2007

Spending time with the kids

Taekwondo
This hols, day in day out its about taekwondo. Mia had to take the advantage of the hols to perfect her grading steps and to keep fit, as she plans to go for her grading next February. Nanti bila balik college, she would have problems going for training, so the most she can do is only to train on her own.

Since the training centre is a bit far from home, alang2 dah hantar Mia, I might as well hantar the 3 kids also, although not as often as Mia. Anastassia for the 1st time went for senior class, risau jugak because she wear specs..... and since senior class is a bit rough..... but suprise, suprise.... boleh tahan jugak budak ni.... not as good as Mia, but taklah lembik.... hehe.....
Puteri loves it so much with the increased trainings, but Zaryff would make a big deal out of it..... tapi yg herannya, bila dah kat centre, enjoy sakan pulak si Zaryff ni..... nasib baik dia kecik lagi, if not mesti dah kena tegur with the Sirs.....


Mia and Puteri waiting for food lepas taekwondo... masing-masing dah lapar.....

This picture is funny..... while Mia, Puteri and Zaryff were posing at the parking area, you can see Anastassia in the background, walking up the stairs nak masuk Condo.....



Chess

On Sundays, both Puteri and Zaryff would go for their chess class..... I have yet to meet up with the person who teaches them, maybe next week boleh la kut. But it seems that Zaryff is good at planning a good strategy, a skill that can be developed further, kira ada special bakatla kut. However, dia still kalah bila lawan Puteri..... hehe. The chinese teacher, who drives 50km weekly to give chess lessons is a master at chess it seems, selalu menang competitions. His passion in chess is visible, yela, he gives free lessons tau!!!

Puteri and Zaryff during the last Raya.



Last August - Zaryff won 1st Prize in the Pakaian Beragam Hari Kemerdekaan Competition

Dah lama ceta ni.... tak apa, kan.....

I got a last minute call from Zaryff's teacher, wanting Zaryff to enter the Pakaian Beragam Competition. "When would that be?" I asked the teacher. "Tomorow la, Puan" the teacher said. ALAMAK!!!!


But as to me, the first thing that came to my mind was, how this experience will build Zaryff's self confidence, I said ok ajela... And at 3:30pm duk panic memikirkan how to dress him up.

Zaryff most right, buat catwalk..... hehe, kelakar tengok abang2 prefects tahun 6 dok ajar before the event....


Sorry la gambar2nya tak elok. Zaryff standing in the centre selepas terima hadiah. The man behind him is the headmaster.


My boboy posing before going to school. Actually dia tengah tension sebab pergi sekolah tak pakai baju sekolah and kasut sekolah.... hehe. Hari tu mama dia bekalkan dia semangat, selain dari bekalkan roti dan air.... hehe....

38 comments:

Kak Elle said...

Lots of activities to organise for the children he Helena....bagus tu all 3 girls go for taekwando just like my nephews and niece..Fiqah is a black belt holder kalau competition habis hancur kaki dia sampai terseliuh kekadang.

zino said...

bagus la masuk kelas tekwando.. nanti boleh protect ibu nya hehe

~ahni~ said...

Semangat merdeka yang tidak dapat disangkal lagi.... seronok la dia dapat hadiah kan...

NBK466 said...

Wahhh..kacak sungguh adik Zaryff dgn busana baju melayu raya itew..cam abe NBK gak..he.he.he..

cikdinz said...

jgn taekwondo sesama sendiri udah ler....heheheeeee.....

wan said...

Zaryff comel je pakai baju tu, patutlah dapat #1.

Best juga habiskan masa anak2 dgn aktiviti mcm tu, at least diorang tak lepak depan TV + game kan.

WANSHANA said...

So cute anak-anak you!

My kids used to take up taekwon-do, but since I was away for quite a while, and because of logistics issues, etc, they stopped going altogether until now. Insya Allah nak start balik in January.

Hanna dah red-black belt, but under WTF she can only sit for black-belt grading once she turns 15. Tu yang dia tension tu!

Hmmmm...kena ke hulu ke hilir balik le nampak gayanya...Tapi, tak per - need to equip them with self-defence skills in these days and times (especially the girls!)

MAMAMIA said...

Nak mengaku pun malu, sampai sekarang I tak pandai main chess!! Asyik tak ingat, what goes where.

Sambil2 tengok anak praktis Taekwando tu, Helena pun boleh belajar 1 or 2 moves...

Helena said...

kak elle, yup, lotsa activities. Memang Helena jadi driver aje cuti ni.... hehe

All my 4 kids belajar taekwondo. Ooo your fiqah is a black belt.... i like.... hehe.... zaryff baru start this year, dia yellow belt. Puteri is green and Anastassia is blue.

Sekarang ni, Mia tengah dok dengkut2 jalan.... entah budak laki2 mana belasah dia masa sparring practice.... hehe

Helena said...

zino.... kalau protect ibu tak apa, ini dibulinya ibu dia.... hehe.

Helena said...

ahni, tat was the first time Helena tgk sekolah all boys punya school function..... mak ai... bisingnya.... discipline out.....

Zafry is a bit shy, so to me exposure macam ni is good to boost his confidence. Memang excited dia menang hadiah.....

Tapi hadiah beg yg dia dapat tu dia kasi Puteri, bec color bag tu pink.... entah apa2 la cikgu ni.... padahal sekolah all boys. Apahal pulak kasi hadiah pink karer....

Tak pasal2 Helena kena singgah kedai belikan dia kete hotwheel.... hehe.... cian la dia kan..... kira ganti hadiah la....

Helena said...

nbk.... hehe... yela masuk bakul angkat sendiri....

Minahsongeh said...

Bagus budak2 ni belajar self defense.
Comel Zaryff. Memang patut menang

Helena said...

cik dinz.... kena tengok2 gak... kadang2 without realizing, mereka akan bergurau a bit kasar.....

taekwondo kan lebih guna kaki.....

Helena said...

wan.... hehe pakai baju melayu jer. Pas tu sarungkan dia dgn bendera malaysia. Print gambar flag and stick it kat songkok......

MMmmm.... activiti sepenuh mana pun..... tv tetap ngadap... PSP pun tetap main......hehe

Helena said...

wan shana, startla kan balik your kids.... I stopped sending sometime last yr, when Mia was sitting for her UPSR. Adik2 pun stop kejap.

This year start again except for Mia. Mia can only train during hols bec in school dia pilih a different activity.....

I'm all into self defence..... its a cruel world tat we live in now....

Helena said...

mamamia.... i love chess, its just tat time does not permit anymore...

while waiting for them masa taekwondo practice, i park myself in the waiting room, with a good book, a slurpee and mentos...... hehe. But yes, i kinda know the basic moves. I can know whether my girls punya steps betul ke tak.... tapi for me to actually do the steps.... sorry la.... hehe

Helena said...

minahsongeh..... my hubby always say tat zaryff cute ikut macam dia.... haha.... mmg carbon copy pun....

Maybe the plus point yg buat Zaryff menang is the 50th Anni Merdeka logo yg i clipped in front tu....

D said...

haaa??? one day notice for fashion show? Mana boleh! But well done to the ever-inspired Mama...

13may said...

wah! segak betol :D

cikdinz said...

nnt belajar chess terer-terer haa... pehtu leh lawan ngan uncle. kita tengok sapa master....heheheee.....

p/s: kasparov m;sia nih...

Kaklong Syikin said...

salam
mama aktif, anak2 pun sama aktif
bagus tu.
tahniah zaryff

Mama Rock said...

wow, you've been busy going hiiiiiyaaaaah! alang kepalang hantar bebudah taekwondo, maybe mama boleh join sekaki tu :)

Kak Lady said...

Helena...nampaknya cuti sekolah ni banyak aktiviti anak2 helena ye...best lah mcm tu...diorang ada aktiviti yang nak dilakukan bersama..

ruby ahmad said...

Hello Helena,

Woo..banyak nya activities! Best semua. Do encourage your kids to play chess both boys and girls. My four boys were so into chess at school. I think this particular game does teach kids to learn how to strategise in an intensive manner. They would then apply such skill in life later (hopefully..he he).

I love the photos and they are not about the quality of the photos but the activities.

Here's me wishing you and family:

A HAPPY AND MEANINGFUL AND SPECIAL NEW YEAR.

suria said...

Lucky you to have a free chess lesson.We have to pay for our chess class.My son really enjoy it.Best gila said my no 2.

As for Tae Kwan Do..my first son was telling me that he want to quit this year sebabnya bila dah merah hitam nanti kena masuk tounament .And dia tak nak masuk sparring sebab nanti balik jalan dengkut dengkut.Dia siap actkan macam mana budak budak yang balik lawan sparing jalan limping.And you dont want me to be like thatkan..mommy..he said.Alahai apalah anak jantan I sorang ni.

I told him I want him to cont until hitam and the master tak boleh paksa dia masuk sparing kalau mommy tak benarkan.

13may said...

Wishing you a happy and prosperous new year..

IBU said...

Happy New Year, God bless!!!

helena said...

d, i was lucky tat my friend ada baju bendera tu... she heard my conversation over the phone with Zaryff's teacher and she volunteered to pick it up from her house masa lunch nanti....

I just did his songkok and 50 yrs logo jer....

helena said...

13 may, tats my boy..... hehe. He is the typical mama's boy.... hehe

helena said...

cik dinz.... tapi sayang, i have no time to play chess with him at home..... kena find the time betul2ni....

helena said...

kak long, emak kena active, if not tak selesai hal budak2 hehe.... tapi cant challenge you.... beranak kecik nak belajar lagi.... girl power!

helena said...

mama rock, me? taekwondo? hehe wrong number la..... dulu2 boleh la kut.... now dah lembik la....

helena said...

kak lady, cuti kali ni rasa sekejap sangat. Banyak benda yang tak dapat buat. Baru kejap tadi Anastassia complain sebab trip to KLCC tak jadi..... ada benda la dia nak beli tu....

takde time betul la....

helena said...

Ruby, Happy New Year to you too... yup .... i just love playing chess but time factor does not permit me to enjoy this game with the kids. Maybe I should just cut down my time infront of the idiot box... hehe..... but then how could I miss Oprah?????

helena said...

suria, spar masa training pun dah boleh jalan dengkut2.... hehe. Yes I am worried about that too, injuries.... and mana tau if its permanent kan.

Mia was good in taekwondo, sayang she gave it up and took up a different activity bila masuk sek men. I plan to enter Puteri for a tournament this June..... tapi rasa macam tak sanggup pulak nak tengok my fragile princess tu spar.... hehe

helena said...

13may, you have a great year too!

helena said...

ibu, Happy new year too....