Wednesday, October 31, 2007

bao bei

"bao bei" - means precious in mandarin


this week - enrolled my precious erika to bao bei "intensive mandarin" tuition classes...(first week free trial class)...i say intensive coz its a 5 days a week attendance...language mah...or not how to remember.

no choice lah...need to brush her up so she won't be so blur in her new chinese school in january. i hope this last minute intensive boot mandarin camp will do the trick...eventhough i am not kiasu (ok maybe a little lah)...but i scared worry erika will be so horrified with her chinese school experience, that if i dun equip her well now, that she will "give up" on school altogether.

i hope she will learn to swim with the tide & pressure, but just in case, **mommy always prepared one**...get her ready with a security and emergency "float" 1st lah, so she won't totally sink & drown.

hahaha (crazy thot) thinking of her sinking in kitchen sinks!!




so far attended 2 days, today 3rd day and she love it...i hope her love for the language will grow too...hmm...maybe once she knows enuff vocab...i will induce her with chinese cartoon books...u think they have any on fairies or princesses...

6 comments:

NomadicMom said...

Once she gets into school proper, and everybody speaks it, sure she will assimilate very well one lah. Don't worry!

Mummy to QiQi said...

Have heard so much about this bao bei institute too....good that their teaching isnt so taxing on the kids...

WMD: Wife, Mother, Daughter said...

Just curious, is erika exposed to mandarin at home via grannies or etc?

mommy of 2 angels said...

NomadicMom - ya i think she will survive too

Mummy to QiQi - erika loves it, so far no homework, no test but songs, games and fun learning

wmd - no la not a soul speaks this "foreign" language at home!!

CutiePrincessMummy said...

glad u found a 'right' tuition class for Erika...Sooner her mandarin will be more powerful than mommy, no worries la! :-)

jazzmint said...

do update us if the class is good and she shows improvement. I'm planning to send mine after u told me bout it last week, but maybe not intensive