We had turkey cooked by Mom at a family gathering on the eve at Claudia and Jeff's place
Then it was time for a photo session for the Thongs mainly
Followed by the Chongs ....
... who get creative when Mom is the photographer!
On Christmas day, we got to talk to Fei and Su on the phone as they were unable to return home this year.
In the evening, there was more turkey for dinner at Chong Keat and Wyndia's residence
The Elders paid for their meals by singing for us
The children had a lot of fun playing games and toys from Santa.
Above is the enlarged photo of the previous distant view of the orchestral platform, with arrow pointing to Han playing the clarinet and Shuan at the back holding his Trombone.
A special honour for Han was that he was chosen to be one of the six masters of ceremony for the evening. He is pictured above on the far left.
That's the proud mother look after the performance with Ray the youngest hugging closely.
Of course, the children's highlight for Christmas must be the presents and this year they have received suprise presents left on the door outside from anonymous Santas. Pictured above are the presents the family got from Sister Su Chong serving in Oakland California!
Yes, they are truly onward to success as the school logo promises!
CONGRATULATION BOYS ON YOUR HARD WORK AND ONWARD TO SUCCESS!
Woon Han :
Top Student at Sec 3 at ACS
Winning Singa Award for most courteous student
ACS Top Student in Sec 4 with 9As for the O levels examination and Valedictorian
Winning 3 awards at ACJC
Scoring 7As for the A Levels examination
3 academic prizes awarded on ACJC 126th Founder's Day in 2012
Accepted by Yale-NUS college for 2014 intake and was called for a 2 year voluntary Church mission in Manchester UK starting June 2012
Full ASEAN scholarship to Yale-NUS and successful end of Mission in June 2014
Graduation from Yale-NUS in May 2018
Announcement of wedding plans in Dec 2019 for Aug 2020 but postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic
Han earned a profile page in the familylane.info website found here. (For PC view only done before smart phones were invented)
Wins Scholarship Award at Ngee Ann Polytech
Scores perfect GPA of 4.0 for max 5As in the first semester at Ngee Ann Polytech
Week of winning and iPod touch and another scholarship award
Wrote the essay that won himself a free trip to Perth in Western Australia
Consistent top academic results got him selected by his college to travel to Philippines and USA in 2012
Wins Scholarship Award at Ngee Ann Polytech for the third time
A Gold Medalist graduate from Ngee Ann Polytech with 4 prizes on Graduation Day 21 May 2013
Begins National Service in Aug 2013 and later selected for Officer Cadet School(OCS)
Called for a 2 year voluntary Church mission in London England starting 6 July 2016
Successful end of Mission on 25 June 2018
Shuan earned a profile page in the familylane.info website found here. (For PC view only)
.... with some mild traffic jam on Orchard Road!
CONGRATULATIONS MOM ON YOUR BRAVERY AND ONWARD TO RECOVERY!
To follow her journey of treatments in the hospital, it is best to click here.
Wow, looks like son number 2 has a following of girls as well!!
Besides IQ and EQ, their naturalist intelligence also gets a booster with an increase understanding of aspects of the natural world as they met their old doggie friends!
Rex the German Shepherd, sheperding the boys in Kuantan to keep them in line by the roadside!
With Tiger, the 'punched up face' dog too at the Kuantan beach house!
They naturally acquire Spatial Intelligence when in Malaysia as they explore new sites in the country
Even on the ground isn't too bad with miles of paths to cycle
Of course, increasing your Multiple Intelligence also requires eating well and they didn't miss out on this!
..... but got to eat lots of it too and I'm not talking crabs to you ok?Oh well! You can't avoid them coz they're everywhere right?
Hey isn't that Simba junior you're playing with??Something crawling in the jungle path?
Even the fish in the indoor pond gets their attention on their stomachs!
Ok... shopping for value for money goods doesn't count...
... nor playing TV games but overall, we're just glad they have a good time besides increasing all their other multiple intelligences while back in Malaysia