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This week had been quite a stressful one for some parents since it was the balloting day for primary 1 registration last Friday. This year was a 'tough' year because the no. of take-up rate in the earlier phases were unusually high and thus the no. of spaces left over for phase 2B & 2C were much lesser compared to previous years. Only parents who had gone thru the Pr 1 registration for their kid would understand what I'd written. I was really quite blur abt it before but had a mega crash course early this year. One of the best place to get information on Pr 1 registration is at a site aptly named kiasuparents so for some parents whose turn has yet to come, checking out this website early would be a good idea, well that is if you want to be kiasu hehe!.

A few of my pals, like Jin and Corrina were vying for places at very popular schools like Nan Hua and Ai Tong..the odds were crazy. Nan Hua for example had only 20+ spaces and had over 80+ applicants (who lived within 1km of the school). That meant there was like a 1 in 4 chance during balloting. Ai Tong had only 40+ spaces for 60+ applicants within 1km applying for the school. Don't know why but I was feeling anxious for them too and was hoping that they would be successful in their balloting. And my prayers were answered and every of my friends' kids got into the school of their choice! Am so happy for them!

So next year will be another new phase in Aidan's life..Primary 1! Other parents had warned me that this is when the stressful times really start! I will try to take it easy and not give him undue pressure (pls remind me when I start lamenting about his grades on my blog)...which is one of the reason why I chose to put him into ACS, which supposedly focuses on a well-rounded education. Oh well, just gotta be mentally prepared I guess :)

Aidan 'Ryan' & Alison 'Sharpay'

I ♥ these pics of Aidan with Alison..
They look so adorable together!

These pics were taken of the kiddos at the High School Musical : The Ice Tour yesterday at the Expo..It was actually the second time that Aidan and I were watching it as I was invited to the media preview earlier on opening night. But I enjoyed it better the 2nd time round because we had better seats (side view better than frontal view!). I actually know the lyrics to all the songs ('coz Aidan watched the DVD gazillions times!) and was singing along to most of the catchy musical numbers. Could tell that the kids had a great time too, even Ryan who wasn't a High School Musical fan. if you ask me, I'll say the show is definitely worth watching..they showcased music from both High School Musical 1 & 2. The choregraphy was great and they somehow managed to keep many characteristics of the orginal dance moves from the tv show which I think ain't easy especially since it's on ice. The skating was not bad (definitely much better than Disney on Ice) even with the occasional stumbles. And the tickets ain't that pricey either!

Here's some pics of the show mostly taken by alisonraeJean.

Last batch of pics which was taken in the last 2 weeks to end my post:)
Yeah, it's been a while since I updated so tons of pics!
@the NDP Preview last week

Power Rangers in action~

BBQ@Varsity Park

And Aidan looking so cool, showing off his new toy!

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Aug. 10th, 2008 01:38 pm (UTC)
Alison looks so adorable in the hat!
The two look very cute!
Aug. 10th, 2008 01:58 pm (UTC)
yeah, aly looks really pretty in that pink hat..did you notice the T necklace too? That's from High School Musical too!
(no subject) - am_klutz - Aug. 11th, 2008 08:15 am (UTC) - Expand
Aug. 10th, 2008 01:55 pm (UTC)
i love the photos of Aidan and Alison together in their hats..sooooo cute the two little "lovebirds" hehe :)
Aug. 10th, 2008 02:04 pm (UTC)
heh not love birds lah..more like good pals!

hey, don't get the 'gun' for aidan hokay? Went by toys r us and got him another version where the boys can play against each other. Aidan can't wait to play it with Gabriel!

Oh, something to show you..the kids during the intermission hehe..
(no subject) - alisonrae - Aug. 10th, 2008 03:06 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - jinsiew - Aug. 10th, 2008 03:19 pm (UTC) - Expand
Aug. 10th, 2008 01:58 pm (UTC)
They do look like little teenagers. Six going on sixteen? ;)
Aug. 10th, 2008 02:09 pm (UTC)
hiaks...! teenagers = angsty years! arghh!
(no subject) - tinymich - Aug. 10th, 2008 04:48 pm (UTC) - Expand
Aug. 10th, 2008 02:46 pm (UTC)
aidan & alison look sweet together! =)
Aug. 10th, 2008 03:52 pm (UTC)
in the above pics, i think they can almost pass off as siblings. they got the same smile and chubby cheeks heh..
(no subject) - tiffanyx - Aug. 11th, 2008 12:11 am (UTC) - Expand
Aug. 10th, 2008 07:03 pm (UTC)
Congrats on Aidan's successful entry to ACS! I believe it's every parent's dream to put their child in a gd school and I cant imagine the day where I have to go through it too ! :p
Also, Aidan looks really good in photos! :)
Aug. 11th, 2008 12:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks :) Are you a teacher? heh, not an easy job eh but i guess it can be satisfying at times.
(no subject) - janisme - Aug. 11th, 2008 04:58 pm (UTC) - Expand
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Aug. 11th, 2008 12:48 pm (UTC)
*sigh* they do, don't they!
guess we have no choice but to admit that we are old..actually, you're still young.i'm older hehe
Aug. 11th, 2008 01:19 am (UTC)
wah.. they really look like teenagers! man... they grow up fast..
Aug. 11th, 2008 11:41 am (UTC)
yeah boy *sob*
think i'll start freaking out when he starts dating :P
Aug. 11th, 2008 03:22 am (UTC)
i love the pic of Aidan wearing the hat! so cuteeee!
Aug. 11th, 2008 11:40 am (UTC)
Initially, he didn't wanna wear the hat coz he thought it was girly. When i told him that he looked like Indianna Jones (he's now playing Lego Indiana Jones on wii), he decided that he looked pretty cool with the hat afterall hehe
(no subject) - nadnut - Aug. 11th, 2008 03:38 pm (UTC) - Expand
Aug. 11th, 2008 04:01 am (UTC)
The lighting in the two pictures of Aidan at the NDP preview, was really nice. :)
Aug. 12th, 2008 03:59 pm (UTC)
thanks..got lucky. i still need my photography lessons!!! *hint hint*

So see ya this saturday eh. I got your payment for the gss event too!
(no subject) - valska - Aug. 13th, 2008 04:02 am (UTC) - Expand
Aug. 11th, 2008 02:01 pm (UTC)
they all look so cute together!

And alison and aidan look very adorable together too!
Aug. 11th, 2008 09:11 pm (UTC)
aidan's cute as ever but more importantly, woman - how much weight did you lose?!! you look so skinny here.
Aug. 12th, 2008 03:59 pm (UTC)
actually, i really didn't lose much weight leh. i just look skinny..but scales tell me a different story!
Aug. 12th, 2008 01:18 am (UTC)
I sure hope I remain calm next year during the p1 registration period. Both Aidan and Alison look so natural and comfortable with each other!

I especially like that photo of you both with him winking his eye, so spontaneous looking! :)
Aug. 12th, 2008 04:01 pm (UTC)
heh,am sure u will be okay. afterall, you already know where u plan to put ur kids!
(no subject) - inspire_u - Aug. 13th, 2008 01:38 am (UTC) - Expand
Aug. 12th, 2008 04:41 am (UTC)
you should take a similar photo of them four of them together 10 years from now!

Aug. 12th, 2008 04:00 pm (UTC)
heh, hopefully they will still be friends in 10 years time.
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