Tuesday 30 May 2023

welcome home, Sammy!

 Dear Mr Whale,

Sammy is home! I am so happy to see him!

I can feel his ribcage under his thick wool, but he seems pretty healthy.

I hope he will stop his wandering one day. But no one can stop a free spirit...

Do you think Sammy is a free spirit or just another lost sheep, Mr Whale?

With big Sammy hugs to you,

Auntie Joo

PS. I was so overjoyed seeing Sammy I accidentally squeezed out too much blue paint. So I ended up giving Loretta blue eye shadows. I think they go well with her wet hair.

Friday 26 May 2023

What Are You Reading ? - Bread and Birds and Scooters and Friends


One of Miyuki's favourite books in 2022 was Mr. Crow's Bakery by Satoshi Kako

Scarlett is reading Snakey Riddles by Katy Hall and Lisa Eisenberg, Sai is reading What I Like by Anthony Brown, and Ashley is reading Scooter by Vera B. Williams.

Tuesday 23 May 2023

Extra Duty

 Inspired by a real life event. 

Going with The Flow

Based on and inspired by a cleaner at my workplace. I love her dedication and attention to details.I use the term "Go with the flow" to show how she dances with the lines of the slats she cleans. It is a moving spectacle everyday. She doesn't speak English but speaks Mandarin in an accent I find difficult to understand. She also seems to have a lisp which makes it harder for me to understand what she is saying. But I did thank her one morning as she wiped the glass of my library door. It made her smile very widely. And it made my day.

Saturday 20 May 2023

you gotta see

Dear Mr Whale,

It is a gray day today. Overcast.

Sometimes the light is too bright and....it is hard to see.

In the dim light I see.

In the darkness I see.

Yours sincerely,

Auntie Joo

Tuesday 16 May 2023

Sunday 14 May 2023

Howard is reading Beowulf


Jacquelyn is reading Jacqueline

the primary 4 prefect Jacquelyn gives us a perfect smile. She likes Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson. I have to include an excerpt from the book.


happy mother's day


she wears her mother's scars

what we wear today


do you like my new clothes?

White is the new black

blue eyes polka dots

croc croc heart



wintry ochre flower

stained tablecloth


fake smile

summer clothes

static electricity

yellow road

red skirt for her prince

smelling the roses


depressed and out walking

peeled wall paint

wild dance

his new clothes

childhood frock

a smile!