“This kid on the next blog”: Nur Iffah
The following two slide photos, previously shown, are used again to start off the photo-article, “‘This kid on the next blog: Nur Iffah”.
For 11 days from Monday next week (21 November 2016), my wife and I are going to miss our grand-daughter, Nur Iffah Muhammad Imran, who is featured in this article. We are going to Sydney to meet “Another kid in the next blog” and we are excited about it. That kid is our grandson.
My wife, Khairon Mastan, and I look after Iffah in the day. Her parents are working.
Every morning, I take Iffah out for an educational tour while my wife cooks. From my home, Iffah and I would make a circular route, often taking up to two hours, along which we would pass by two adult exercise areas and two children’s playgrounds. Often we would stop in these areas for Iffah to play, play anything from swing to slide. Along the way, we would stop to look at plants, flowers, birds, cats and butterflies and talk to friendly people. One of them, Denise, a mother of three children, who works in a renovation company, would come out of her office whenever Iffah passes by her office, to talk to Iffah for a few minutes.
More than half-way along the route, we would come to the shopping and market area, and we would stop at a fruit shop and I would point to the various fruits, from apples to jackfruit and starfruit, informing her to pronounce them in both English and Malay.
Once a month I would take her to Changi Airport; she loves to go there – the place is cool and has attractions for children. I would also take her to shopping malls like Bedok Mall and Bugis Mall going by bus and train. Once we even went to the Singapore River area, taking the train and alighting at Raffles Place MRT Station.
Iffah is going to a two-hour play-school in January next year for five days a week.
Some photos of Iffah are shown below:
My wife and I often talk to our grandson on Facetime, but soon (21 Nov- 2 Dec), after 11 months of physical separation, we can cuddle and play with him though for a short while of 11 days. We are anxious to meet him, very anxious.
17 November 2016