2 Oct 2016. Chen Rui at Petaling Street, using her hand-operated fan bought earlier that day at Tian Hou Temple. Shee Yun has one, bought previously on one of our holiday trips.
Chen Rui saw this Totoro version at Petaling Street.
3 Oct 2016. Chen Rui saw this toy at Daiso, Mid Valley. Daiso is a Japanese 100-yen shop franchise. Here in KL their items are mostly priced at RM5.30 (RM5 + GST). This particular toy is two bubbles connected by a narrow tube. It has orange and blue beads, and the objective is to separate them into the two bubbles. Chen Rui played with it for a very long time, while Michelle, her parents and her brother's family shopped. She asked us to buy it for her, but we said no. One reason was we doubted she would be playing with it for long, so it would soon become an additional bit of clutter in the house. The other reason was we didn't want to say yes to everything the children asked for. I also said to her we should not spend money willy-nilly. Michelle's brother wanted to buy it for her, when he saw her playing with it so keenly. However I asked him not to. As parents, once we state a ruling, we should stick to it. Else we will lose credibility and authority. So eventually Chen Rui didn't get the toy. She didn't manage to complete the challenge either, despite spending much time on it. It was not easy to do.
Today Chen Rui asked me to play Spot It with her. At the time Teck Kang was here so I said no because I was catching up with him. Later, after I had sent Teck Kang back to the hotel, I played with her. It was quite exciting. I can play games which are more strategic with Shee Yun, but Chen Rui still plays simpler games with at most light strategy. Later in the day we also played Patchwork on the iPad. We may play more games tomorrow, since it will be just me and her at home. Shee Yun has a school trip, and Michelle needs to work.
I plan to do some drawing too though - the birthday cards for next year.