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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Salmon Sashimi


Big Boy is having exams. As a rule, during the few weeks of exams, Big Boy and I goof off. We eat out at lunch and giggle and chat. Or rather, I giggle and he chats. Big Boy has a serious and deadpan face so if I don't lighten things up, these would be very boring meals indeed.

Big Boy and I welcome these breaks. Work is very intensive during the holidays when he doesn't have school to distract him from learning. We wake up early and Big Boy pulls regular 8 to 10 hour work days during the holidays. Work is even more intensive during the school term because he wakes himself up (whilst I snooze still in bed) at 5.30 am to get ready for school. When he gets home at 1.30 pm, he is tired, but he still puts in 2 to 3 hours of solid home learning. This is over and above his school homework.

So, when exams come around, we just let ourselves go. We ROT.

It was in the process of ROTTING that we came across this sushi bar where the sushi-rista (you know... like barista) was playing with a fish and a sharp knife. I was really impressed. He sliced straight down both sides of the fish and lifted up a filet that looked like a machine had cut it. He knew exactly where to look for the fishbones and then he sliced up the whole fish into yummy sashimi.

Masterful! Nom... nom... nom...

7 comments:

My Sinfonia said...

sounds like boy is working already...

petunialee said...

Sinfonia - It's better now. He used to work hours that are illegal under most countries labour laws.

curioxete said...

I'm full of admiration for how motivated Little boy is.. you've done a great job with him! Hope you don't find it insulting (or presumptuous; that i think your many years of knowledge and learning can be gotten by simply reading a book), but could you recommend books on motivational psychology for beginner mummies like me? Thanks :)

petunialee said...

curioxete - If you can wait a couple of months, I have written a book for Mommies like you. I don't know any beginner books to recommend you because I've never read any. You don't wanna read what I read in Motivation. I read research - boring and dry stuff.

I have to complete the IP protection process for my book. Once done, I will launch for sale.

petunialee said...

curioxete - Would you kindly leave me an email? I have a personal question to ask you.

Malar said...

So hardworking boy!
Good luck to him! ;)

petunialee said...

curioxete - I have sent you an email. I hope you have received.