With expat son's birthday falling in the middle of July, he doesn't get to celebrate his birthdays with his buddies, they way most kids do around here. So, Tai-Tai arranged a bit of a get together with his pals to celebrate his birthday a little early.
One of the keys to any party, though, you have to earn it. The kids headed to Danny's and got to make their own pizza's with Danny and his staff helping them out with the finer techniques of rolling and building.
I took some photos and the videos with the phone...I apologize for the quality. I was still struggling with the settings (and still am) as the phone didn't come with an English language manual.
The next day, the kids were at it again at his school summer BBQ. This is a great event the school puts on to get parents together and give the kids a chance to blow off some steam with their teachers, without the uniforms on. Of course, my son was usually spotted at the sponge throwing...chucking soaked sponges as hard as he could at his teacher. And, being a fully Asian affair, the food also matches the international crowd; Indian curries, hot dogs, burgers, beer and sodas.
Finally...graduation day. Yeah, its a bit different than the BIG graduation...but it was special, nonetheless. He had a terrific year. He started the year hating maths...hating reading...and hating school. This year was an injection of enthusiasm that was truly amazing. His scores were better...but it was his attitude that really got the marks. We are both very proud of the hard work he put in all year long.
Now, schools done and he's all set for the summer holiday. Although, I am not sure Tai-Tai is ready for it. Summer holiday usually means he's the only kid in the neighborhood (as most kids head to their home country with their Mom's during the summer) and he bores the crap out of himself and his mother. Our summer holiday is just around the corner, though.