Tag Archives: Jocelyn Lau

LIFE OF PINKY: Pinky is Rebuffed

“Mummy?” our kindergartner says, without looking up. It’s bedtime and he is reading a big new book, The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Dogs. Inexplicably, the child is, unlike ourselves, a ‘dog person’, and the different canine breeds are his current topic … Continue reading

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LIFE OF PINKY: Birds and Bees

“Mummy, where do babies come from?” the kindergartner asks. We are sitting in our home balcony doing a little gardening. He has been learning about family and siblings at school, and suddenly realised that, unlike some of his classmates, he … Continue reading

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LIFE OF PINKY: Pinky Does Not Want To Trot

One evening, I returned home to find the preschooler looking slightly despondent. “Are you okay?” I asked. “Where’s Pinky?” he said. I remembered an exchange that had taken place earlier in the day. “I think she’s gone out, remember?” I … Continue reading

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LIFE OF PINKY: Pinky on Vesak Day

It is now late in the afternoon. The kindergartner and I get onto the boardwalk at Lower Peirce Reservoir, treading gingerly, the raindrops still dripping heavily from the branches of the tall, skinny trees. I have Ninja in a flimsy … Continue reading

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LIFE OF PINKY: Pinky Meets Pinky

“Fingers relaxed? Check your thumb, is it bent?” Miss Yap chirps. “Check your pinky, is it standing on top of the bow? Now let’s sing: Stir the big soup pot…“ The usual reminders at the weekly Baby Violin group class … Continue reading

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LIFE OF PINKY: Pinky Is Moving House

“I’m going to have my own room!” Pinky is chattering to the toddler, prancing over a few taped-up boxes of belongings stacked in the bedroom, occasionally galloping along the walls around the room. She’s excited because we are moving to … Continue reading

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LIFE OF PINKY: Pinky Is Not Bing Bong

“Mummy, why did Bing Bong disappear?” It’s not a new question. We had watched the movie Inside Out over Christmas – for the third time – and our kindergartner still loves it. He asks the same questions repeatedly when he … Continue reading

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