A friend was lamenting the hot weather. It was truly surprising since now it’s the Ninth Emperor’s festival, it is supposed to rain. It never fail to rain year in year out, throughout the nine days of Ninth Emperor’s festival except this year. I was already bracing for the wet weather but it has been truly hot since Saturday – the first day of the celebration. I jokingly told my friend, I think even the gods have no power now over Mother Nature.
I hardly play online games. Even since young, with my brother and cousin brother fighting over the game box for Super Mario, I never find it interesting to play the game. Perhaps I suck at it. Haha. Anyway, now, I find it quite fun to play some games on the phone. I didn’t try to play Candy Crush, I heard it’s highly addictive. Now am playing Pokopang whenever I have time. I have yet to breach 700,000 points but I am hard at it! Hopefully could breach 700,000 and beat my top friend who always scored 1,000,000 and above. I wonder how she does that??
A month ago, the two boys my mom used to baby sit, were sent back to my house again after their parents had a major argument. The boys deeply shaken by it but put up a brave front and told us, they are used to their parents yelling at each other. So, the children are here to stay .. temporarily I hope. We sent them to tuition class to brush up their English and Maths.
However, not even a month, the older boy already showing signs of rebellion. We truly couldn’t tolerate children with no manners in the house, especially when both my mom and aunt already too old to take care of teenagers. Lok Lok is already 11 years old and starting to have mood swings. I told my mom, I was a teenager before and you have to tolerate my nonsense. And now at age 69 and 71 each.. I doubt they have anymore energy left in them to tolerate these boisterous behaviour. Even Ern Ern is getting rebellious. Not sure if she observed and learned from the elder boy or she just has rebellious streak in her like her aunt. Haha.
As much as we wish we could help them academically and character building, I think, this is only the best we could do. We are not their parents. It’s most unfortunate to be born into families where parents simply don’t bother to take care of their own children.