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On Top of the Spaghetti

Activity Name: On Top of the Spaghetti

Age group: 3 to 5 years old
Number of children: 10
Length of Time: 15 to 20 minutes

On top of spaghetti,
All covered with cheese,
I lost my poor meatball,
When somebody sneezed.

It rolled off the table,
And onto the floor,
And then my poor meatball,
Rolled out of the door.

It rolled in the garden,
And under a bush,
And then my poor meatball,
Was nothing but mush.

The mush was as tasty
As tasty could be,
And early next summer,
It grew into a tree.

The tree was all covered
With beautiful moss,
It grew lovely meatballs,
All covered with sauce.

So if you eat spaghetti,
All covered with cheese,
Hold on to your meatballs,
And don’t ever sneeze.


Area of Development: Language & Cognitive skills

Goal of the Activity: Reinforcing vocabulary and promoting manners

Objective of the activity: The children will be able to retell the story and sing the rhyme confidently.

Materials required: “On Top of the Spaghetti” homemade interactive book, video of the nursery rhyme

Introduction: Tell the children about the “On Top of the Spaghetti” short story.

My role: In this activity, I will tell a story to the children and show to them the interactive book and ask open-ended question.

Detailed Progression of the Activity: 

1.               Let the children sit on a semi-circle and give a hint of today’s topic.

2.               Ask the children if they like Spaghetti and I ask them what the spaghetti taste like.

3.               Ask the children if they sneeze in front of the food.

4.               Let each child retell the story (1 minute each)

Transition: On Top of the Spaghetti song, Aka Backa Soda Cracker

Extension: 

1.               Dramatic play: scene – eating spaghetti & something happen like in the story

2.               Matching game

3.               Memory game

4.               Coloring

5.               Tracing activity

You Made Me Live Again

Life was so down for sometime
Without nothing in mind
Happiness seems declined
In this world behind

Heart is been broken
Tears are always falling
Everything seems weakened
Surviving might lessened.

Right in the dark corner
Saw you standing there
Trying to catch this weary heart
      Reviving soul and life restart.

You Made Me Live Again
Broken heart is mending
Love again is reigning
Rainbow is shining after the rain.


This is photo slideshow with my own voice singing in the background. Most of the pictures were taken at my previous work during my break time. Sorry for my voice is not good… just trying hard, I love singing though.

ECE Grad. Speech

OMG!!! hahaha I am still laughing and felt shy at this speech like an improntu speech during my graduation at TAV college. I’m still laughing at myself, I have very bad grammar and my pronunciation was so aweful, however, I am proud of myself that I was standing in the middle of the crowd. I can’t be proud enough despite of so many obstacles I had I still managed to reach the finish line. Lucky I posted this video online otherwise it will be gone for good.

This was my best memory way back year 2015. I supposed not to come for this graduation when the school supervisor had called and asked me to attend. She did not tell me the reason why I need to be in the ceremony but she pleaded me to come. When I got there, she told me that I have to deliver a speech, I’m like What? Why? so many questions… my nerves were all over places but at the end I said okay, I made a little note for myself in the middle of the ceremony until the emcee called my name.

Along with my speech, I received a nice Academic Excellence Award…

The Love I Dream is not Meant to Be

Nheng

“I believed that everything happened for a reason, we don’t even know the plan of God for us. However, people figuring out that everything we did there’s a result and consequences either good or bad based on human perceptions and we start judging people based on results. But, what is happening to me I consider it’s a part of God’s plan I am just an instrument to fulfill that plan to make everything justifying in the end.

All of us feel love, this is a natural feeling and the most powerful emotion a person can have but most of us define love in different ways and in different aspects.

Does it difficult to find love? Does it easy to understand your feelings? Questions that raises everybody about what love really is? In my thought, it is easy to find love, feel and understand it, yet I realized that it’s not easy at all and I even couldn’t understand how and why there’s a broken pieces of my heart lying everywhere that until now I’m trying to mend it all together. It’s difficult… taking it slowly. Somehow, someday for sure I will get to mend it. The broken heart will become whole, pure and ready to bloom again.

The love I dream is not meant to be… hmmm… this is my love story… Looking back to the years 1993, when I had met a man of my dream, for me he was perfect, he was the man I am looking for to share and build my future. I felt also that he likes me and love for who I am. He was courting me and we became as one. Everything then was perfect, a very happy couple. I am so happy and content. 

We even more happier when we knew that the love we shared together was starting to bloom in my womb. Yes!!! I got pregnant, that was year 1995. Our fruit of love is Angelica, my one and only angel that made me strong and brave enough to face any challenges I meet in this world. I am so happy, the best feeling I’ve ever had in my life. 

I thought, there was no problem that will struck in our relationship, definitely I was so wrong. The perfect man I know had a hidden behavior, his true colors came out after years of togetherness. I was once a battered wife. It was so painful reality but I need to stay for the sake of my daughter and I don’t want to have a broken family. I suffered too much! The torment that I had was indescribable. However, I was not brave enough to accept the fact of being broken. I played as a martyr.

We all do have a good job. I was a supervisor in an Electronics Company and he is an Army official. Our life continued as a normal couple. In an outside we were happy but what they didn’t know, I’m just wearing a mask of smile.

Every time, I was late coming home, he hit me, he couldn’t control his temper

that sometimes he almost killed me. He was a jealous man which I knew jealousy controls his misconduct. It was difficult to believe but I was living it! My body and mind became numb for receiving his treatment like this over and over and over again.

It was difficult to decide but I had to, whether to stay in agony or free from it. One day, I opened up and stand my point to break the relationship because I had too much. Aside from being abusive, he also had another woman. The truth I couldn’t take. However, I couldn’t moved out because of my baby. He was using the innocent Angel to hook my neck. 

He was asking for another chance with a promise to change his behavior and be loving once again. At that point, who I am? not to accept the father of my child. As an army, he was assigned faraway from us. I knew that he loves me but the deepest part of my heart, there was a question and I am not sure if my love for him was still there. I thought, the love was gone for good.

I taught myself to be brave and strong enough to pursue life for my daughter. It was so difficult. At first, he went home but most likely he did not changed. He always on his phone and hid it away from me. It seems like he was hiding for something and worried I might read whatever was on his phone. What he doesn’t know, I already read them when he came home drunk. I knew he had a girlfriend from the place he was assigned. I did not complain at all. I just focused my time to my work, house and my daughter. 

Our set up was like that until Angelica grow. Then, I decided to work abroad, to move on that was year 2010. At first, my man and I had communication but I find out more misbehaviour of him. I told him that I have to break the relationship so I can move on and find a better man that is really for me. He did not helped me financially to raise our daughter. He was irresponsible, because of that, I told myself there was no chance of getting together again.

I really tried to close the chapter by accepting a new boyfriend. I met him in Facebook. For sure somebody will say, What? Believe me or not when people always have communication, feelings and relationship will bloom and that’s what I feel. Our relationship lasted for four years but decided to end it up. This was because I feel I am not secured for my future.

At this point, the father of my daughter had called and asking for forgiveness, we have to forgive and forget the past and moving on. He told me, he doesn’t care anymore even if I’m going to get marry with someone else. Then, what’s next? He was looking at some pictures and comments that were displayed on my Facebook page with my ex-bf, then blocked me afterwards.

He then sent messages to our daughter, saying he was hurt by reading those messages. OMG… there he goes again, instead of clarifyng the issues between me and him, he just made a conclusion without saying anything.

Well, there is a big problem here it’s called “communication”. If he only tried to talk about it, I can surely clarify for him. What can I do? I have to move on, everything happens for a reason and for the fact that, the love I dream is not meant to be…

This is a true love story of my neighbor, friend and relative who fell in love & became a martyr during their relationship and braved enough to stepped out! God bless you, Nheng.

This was posted on my old blog, since I am no longer have access to that blog I start reposting/transferring my old post to my new site together with my plant shop.
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