I am still teaching Chinese, 4 nights a week, right after dinner. Yes, it’s tiring and sometimes I want to skip it. Then again, it has become a routine now that the boys (Ah Lo, mostly) asked what’s for Chinese? This is the drive to keep going because he initiates it. There are nights when we have more time, like tonight, where lessons are longer. I’ve even learned a great strategy to teach Dai Bee first. Often times he is ahead of schedule because he still remembers many Chinese characters. Lately after teaching him, I ask him to teach Ah Lo. This helps Dai Bee review his material and also to help Ah Lo learn from his peer. I do chime in when Dai Bee is too harsh on Ah Lo, which he can be sometimes.

Tonight I am teaching them the measurements.