Saturday, January 30, 2010

Troll Attack from LEGO

It was a bright new day in the Kingdom. The sun was shining, the farmers were working in the fields, and peace and happiness filled the whole land. Just a little while before, the kingdom was in grave danger. An evil wizard, greedy for the Kingdom’s treasures, sent an army of skeleton warriors and fire-breathing dragons to attack and invade. He wanted to take over the king’s great castle and rule the entire kingdom. The king and his knights fought back against the wizard’s army. The battle was long and hard, but at last they drove the skeletons back to the lands beyond the kingdom. They chased almost all of the dragons back to their homes high in the mountain-tops. And the wizard disappeared without a trace. The king declared a grand celebration to be held all across the kingdom. Every village would hold a great feast, with food and music and games for everyone. The king sent his bravest knights on their horses to entertain the people of the kingdom with amazing jousts and displays of their best knightly skills. At one village near the shore, the celebration was just beginning. Jesters in colorful clothes and funny pointed hats juggled leather balls while acrobats leaped and spun through the air. Knights showed off their swords in friendly duels. And a guard on a high wall by the sea heard the first rumble of thunder on the horizon. BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! The sound of thunder grew louder and louder as the guard looked out to sea. A dark shadow slowly grew on the distant horizon, like storm clouds rising from the water. But they weren’t clouds. They were sails. BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! The shadow on the horizon was made of dozens of dark red sails. Each sail was painted with a white skull with a mouth full of big, sharp teeth. The guard on the high wall by the sea knew what that symbol meant. Trolls! The warning bell rang out. The cry was passed from guard to guard until it echoed all through the village. The sounds of laughter and celebration stopped. Troll warships were attacking! Everyone knew about the trolls. They came in their ships from a land far across the sea. They were pirates of the land and water who stole gold from villages wherever they went. And they were fierce, strong warriors who would fight for whoever paid them the most. BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! The sound wasn’t thunder at all. On each warship was a giant troll, a huge thing twice as tall and ten times as strong as its smaller cousins. In front of each giant troll was an immense drum. As the troll warriors rowed, the giant troll beat his drum, and as he beat his drum, the troll warriors rowed. The drumming was coming faster now as the ships neared the shore. The guard could see the trolls on board the nearest one as they prepared for battle. They were polishing their swords, sharpening their spears, and loading balls of black tar into their launchers. As the villagers ran for their homes, the guards got ready to fight. They carried giant rocks up to the mighty catapult on top of the wall. They had to stop the trolls before they reached the shore! One! They pulled the catapults down as far as they would go. Two! Working together with all their strength, they heaved a massive boulder onto the catapult. Three! They released the catapult! As they let go, the catapult hurled the boulder up, up, up into the air. It flew high into the sky, and then it began to fall back down toward the sea. Its aim was perfect. The rock dropped right on top of the first warship. KRAKK! It was not the sound of a breaking boat, as the guards had expected. It was the sound of breaking stone. As the boulder fell toward the ship, the giant troll stood up, and with a single mighty swing of his battle club, he smashed the huge stone to pieces. Then he sat down and kept right on drumming. The other trolls laughed as they rowed to the beat of the drum. BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! There was only one thing to do. The village needed its secret weapon. The guard who had first spotted the sails on the horizon ran down the stairs on the far side of the wall. He opened a creaking door and entered a hidden passage buried under the ground. He climbed down, down, down until he reached a gigantic stone door. A knight in silver armor stood in front. The knight knew why the guard was there. It was time to open the door and release what was waiting inside. The trolls were almost at the shore. They could see the village guards lined up on the wall, but they were not afraid. There were many more trolls than guards. Soon, they would fight. Soon, they would win. Soon, all the gold in the village would belong to them. And then they would sail on to the next village and the next, until they had all of the gold in the kingdom. Then there was a new sound. It was faint at first, but soon they started to hear it over the loud pounding of the drums. It seemed to come from deep underground, and it was rising toward the surface fast. ROOOAAAAAAR! Huge green and yellow wings appeared over the other side of the wall. They flapped once, then twice, and then an incredible sight appeared. An enormous dragon rose into the air, with the knight in shining silver armor riding on its back. The king’s knights had driven all the dragons away except for one. That one, they had tamed to defend the kingdom. It had once been their enemy. Now it was their friend and protector. The dragon roared again. Its long tail lashed behind it. Its yellow eyes, protected by the metal armor on its head, stared at the first troll warship. Then it attacked! The dragon dove at the warship and opened its mouth wide. Orange flames came out of its jaws as it passed over the trolls. The beating of its wings stirred up huge waves in the water, making the ship rock back and forth. The trolls were frightened. Even a giant troll couldn’t beat an angry armored dragon! The giant troll started to pound its drum faster and faster, but this time the trolls at the oars were rowing in the other direction. First one ship, then two, then three, and then every warship in the troll fleet turned away from the shore and headed back out to sea. As the guards cheered and the celebration started again in the village, the knight and his dragon landed on the high wall. Together, they watched the red sails disappear into the distance. The trolls were gone, but they would be back. And the knights of the Kingdom would be ready!

Volcano Drawing done by Brandon Chan

Monday, January 25, 2010

Homework is a NITEMARE!

I just finished checking Brandon's homework and went through his tuition's worksheet. It's really not an easy task to be a student in Singapore! I have forgotten many Chinese words and now, because of my son, I have to learn together with him and help him. He is really really BAD in his Chinese subject, I made him practise the writings and reading of those words that he's not familiar with. Although, he did finished his school work on time, but I found a few careless mistakes and worse, he missed a page that he suppose to do... Humph! This morning, I'm very frustrated with his behaviour and he was so rude to his Daddy. He likes to take advantage of Chan and take him for granted too! I slapped him on his face this morning which I rarely did that especially when he is so big boy now. But he got on my nerves ear morning before his school and I must ensure he understand I mean 'SERIOUS Warning"! All along, Brandon feels that I'm more fierce than his Daddy, which I never deny that. I can be very stern and strict if I want to when he's getting out of hand. All the bad manners.. with his staring eyes, frown forehead and the unwillingly tone that he answer to our qns, I have to teach him a lesson! Tonight, he knew he's in big trouble... that's why, he behaves so well since he's back from school this afternoon. I've ban him from computer games and DS-lite for the time being, he has to buck up and start his assessments from now onwards. I will only give him the privileges he deserve when I see more improvement. Otherwise, he won't get any chance of getting what he wants!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Getting Spoilt and Over-Pampered!

Now that Brandon has grown older and learn so much from school and his daily life from TV ads/friends, he start to ask for many many things... He will take his Mummy and Daddy for granted! All the influences he got is bad for him and I'm very concerned what he will become in future?! At times, he acts like a spoilt-brat if we rejected his shopping items! His Daddy dotes him very much! He will pamper him to Sake Sushi and buys Legos from Toys'R'us... sometimes, he will also bring him to Science Center or other shopping malls.... Take last nite, Chan brought him to Vivo City for a sumptuous dinner at a Thai Restaurant. I joined them after my diner appointment with my frens. Brandon wanted to buy a Lego set which cost S$20.90/- I told him if he wanted to buy, I will agree to pay unless he lets me deduct his daily sch allowance by S$1.00/- x 21 days. He answered me "No Problem! I will get Daddy to sponsor S$1.00/- to me everyday then..." I looked at him with my wide eyes, I just gave him 2 words - NO WAY!!! He has this mentality that whatever I take from him, he can gets it from his Daddy to fill up for him. This is a very very WRONG thinking! I'm getting more and more concerned of his such behaviour, esp. when he ask to eat @ Subway... or home delivery for Mac Donald's and Pizza Hut as and when he like... *sigh* What should I do? If I don't discipline him now, he turn bad and nasty... maybe he will also ill-treat me?? OMG!!! I don't dare to think too much... I'm not expecting Brandon to be a great guy when he's big, but the least, a humble and filial guy... thats my wishes===

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Sri's cooking!

Our maid has been working for us since Oct 2008 to look after my FIL. She has been a great help to us and taking care of him and the household well... after my FIL passed away last Sep, we continue her service to look aft my MIL and helping mi and my mum with our housework. Lately, I did not bring her back home due to my MIL just had her eyes operated.. so I need her around to take gd care of her. Sri has improved tremendously in her cooking... see the pic above? This is one of the Sunday's lunch that she cooked for us... every week, she will tries out different dishes and she surprise mi cos all taste yummy! *hee... Thanks to her that my MIl has a companion.. although I still thk it's a waste of money to keep her here, but aft i tk a look at her contract, she only left with another 8-9 months to go before she end her service with us. I do not know if Chan still like to continue, im worried that he may not be able to cope financially with so many commitments. Hopefully his mum will learn to be independent soon and not rely on Sri too much!

Baby is sick these few days... esp. his coughing.. cos that will cause him has difficulty in breathing.. he needs his inhaler again in order to breathe better... sigh... with flu bug spreading around... Angel is also sick! i hope both will recover soon...

Wkend Outing @ Science Center

Sunday, January 10, 2010

i lubb my Mummy!

We having Sake Sushi for dinner last night... I took a pic with Mummy.. she has been away from home most of the time... I seldom have chance to oink with her or sit down to have a decent meal with her. She played 'Hidden Relics' with me last night... but I was too tired, I fell asleep and leave her alone to find all the mystery items... *lol
 
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