Born Free

2 June 2016 –  RIP Harambe

Tue: Happy Birthday Morten.


56aa0d4b043d7cb458225c524873dd32This is sooo very sad. Do NOT agree with wild animals being caged or in captivity – NOT a fan of zoos and always feel sorry for the wild animals that are not in their natural surroundings. Second, are some young parents of today letting their children behave with less supervision than that of my era in this case??

Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them.


Or parents with no common sense – after lion , gorilla , now bear will be shot next… 🙁 🙁

Feeling lousy today and the above news are not helping. In additional, James was not well and threw up this morning. He slept until past noon and then manged to get a bite. Amazing how fast he bounces back at this age.



Wed: what a morning – Ellie’s 5G Recognition and at the same time Katy’s Award Ceremony at the Middle School. Lost count of the recognition Ellie received this morning. Could only be at one place while Linn, being a good mother timed herself well for being at the right places at the right times. Hats off to her (running like the Mad Hatter) and #1&2 for all their achievements, awards and recognition.


Pix credits to Linn and Julie for Katy’s Awards Ceremony. From left – Dakota, Kyle, Katy, Mark, Tanvi, Ben and Ari. Proud of her for making the Principal’s List, Science Award+another.


These people in the Irmo School District need to get their act together to co-ordinate functions according so that parents and families are able to be present to support all their children. And I wrote to tell them so! Was rather disappointed and upset that I was not able to be at Katy’s Award ceremony, especially when she is the Student of the Year for Chinese 1.


Great that Cindy+Kristy and her kids (cousins to The Fabulous5) could be there. Good to meet up with Barbara&Justin and their families – just look at Justin’s expression when I suggested for him to hike the AT 🙂 Forever grateful to Barbara’s parents for letting us use their condo after the house burnt down in Sep2013.


#1&2 had a busy social afternoon and Linn was there to help set up. #3, 4&5 were with me swimming in the lake. The sun is not friendly to the head when getting up in age! Swam for a short while – perfect temps but did not like the smell in the water.  Stayed mainly under the shade. #1 joined us later and that was really helpful. She is such a wonderful older sister to all her younger siblings.


Lovely pottery work at school by Ellie, John and Sophie.

Thu: Happy Birthday KK. Last day of school for the FaBulous5. At long last they can sleep in after today. Let the summer holidays begin…

Edit: What a prompt reply from Irmo Elementary!

Good morning! I do apologize for the inconvenience that you had about timing for our celebration. We do try to coordinate with other schools throughout the year. The end of the year does get a bit hectic and we overlap at times. I apologize that this created an inconvenience for you. I know how important it is to be present at all family events. We will try to keep this in mind for future years. Thank you for your support!

Tina McCaskill
Irmo Elementary

imagesSummer vacation4

And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer – F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

1 Jun – Happy Bday Morten

2 Jun – Happy Bday KK  & Richard LEE

4 Jun – Happy Bday Erik K

6 Jun – Happy Bdays Dika  & Harry

9 Jun – Happy Bday Sophie

15 Jun – Happy Bdays to my father LAM TinYue and my children’s grandfather John HALD III (both not with us any longer but the two men I have most respect and admiration for). Happy Bday Amy J

19 Jun – Happy Father’s Day

25 Jun – Happy Bdays John/Choon, Clement & HUANG

28 Jun – Happy Bdays Jeff, John WILSON & Adriane

30 Jun – Happy Bdays JenMun &  Annie

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