Tuesday, 14 November 2017

12Y10M 11Y1M やれやれ、最近の40代は・・・What a heck are you all 40s doing....

年齢のことでママに嘘をつかれたと思っていたタカラはしばらく落ち込んでいた。私は「本当のことを言わなかっただけ」と弁明していたが、タカラは一枚上手だ。

クレヨンしんちゃんのせりふから、「やれやれ、最近の40代は・・・」と事あるごとに言っていたが、気を取り直したタカラはことあるごとに40代を50代に変えて言い出した。

 ばれたついでに、少しはショックを和らげようと、タカラの学校のクラスメイトで私と同じ年のお母さんがいることを話したのだが、どうやら既にこの件についてその友達と話したみたいで、その友達のお母さんも「38歳」と言い続けていたらしく、本当のことを知ったのも少し前だったということだ。高齢ママが年齢詐称するのは万国共通のようだ。

その上、友達に、「お前馬鹿だなあ、パスポート見ろよ」と言われたんだと。(いや、私はパスポートと違うと言われたらパスポートが間違っていると言い張るつもりだったが!)

ちなみにその友達が、お母さんの本当の年齢を知ったのは、「WIKIで調べた」からだと言ってたというから可笑しい。(その子のご両親はちょっとした有名人なので。)

とりあえず仲間がいてよかったと思っている様子。

Takara was affected by my true age.... or the fact he was lied for a long time..... My excuse is "I didn't lie, I just didn't tell you the truth." Anyway, he is outwitted. From his favourite cartoon, Crayon Shin chan, he often says "What a heck are you all 40s doing...?" and he's already started to use the same phrase, changing the number to 50...

When Takara learnt the truth, I gave him a couple of names of the mothers of his friends who are the same age as me. One of them is his classmate at SCIPS. Interestingly, Takara has already discussed about what happened with this friend. This is what Takara told me...

His friend also believed his mum was 38 till recently. I guess hiding real age is quite common globally especially for older mums??

Anyway, Takara was told, "You should've checked your mum's passport!" (I was prepared to say 'my passport was wrong' if I'd ever been challenged, though!)

By the way, the boy learnt his mum's real age when he checked about her on wiki. This makes me laugh..... (His parents are well-know here and and their info is easily found on web...)

Anyway, at least Oliver has found a friend with the same issue....

Saturday, 28 October 2017

12Y10M 11Y1M ばれた Takara knows the truth now...

高齢ママ、年齢詐称していたのだが、とうとうばれた。

アラタは数年前に事実を知っていたが、タカラには言わないという約束を守ってくれていた。

補習校で担任の先生が、お母さんと私は同じ年なのよみたいなことを言われたタカラは、そんなわけないだろうと、不思議に思っていた様子。今朝補習校行く途中思い出して、「ママって本当は何歳なの?」と聞いてきたので 、まあいいかと思って本当のことを言った。

10歳サバ読んでたんですが・・・。

タカラは相当ショックだったらしく、補習校へついても車から出てこず、結局授業に参加しなかった。

I didn't tell Takara my real age... till this morning.

Arata got to know my age a couple of years ago. But he'd kept promise with me and never revealed the truth to Takara.

But Takara had been told by his class teacher at Saturday school that she and I were the same age. Of course, he had been puzzled as I look younger!? Anyway, he must have remembered it on our way to the school this morning. He simply asked me how old I really was.

I thought it's high time and told the truth.

He believed I was 10 years younger than my actual age.....

Takara must have been really shocked. He didn't want to attend any classes today........

Saturday, 28 January 2017

12Y1M 10Y 3M 恭喜発財 Happy CNY

中華正月なので赤で! In red for CNY!
マレーシアに引っ越してきて以来、9回目の中華正月。アラタから、人生のほとんどをマレーシアで過ごしている。


今日は金坂家とアマン島へ。中華正月だけど、ここのシーフードレストランはマレー人の経営だから開いてた。そういうところ、他民族のマレーシアは素敵!

おいしいシーフード食べて、カヤックして。楽しい一日でした。

 This is the ninth Chinese New Year since we moved to Malaysia. Aratakara have spent most of his lives here....

We went to Pulau Aman with Kanesaka family. The only seafood restaurant on the island was open as the owner family is Malay. I quite like the fact that Malaysia is a country consisting of 3 different races. A kind of convenient.

We had nice seafood, boys and dads did kayaking. Was a good day.

Thursday, 26 January 2017

12Y0M 10Y3M 移動教室 Residential trip to Cameron Highlands


タカラ、SCIPSで移動教室へ。FOBISIAだとか水泳大会とかで、友達と先生とどこかのホテルに泊まるのはもう何度目だろう。今回はキャメロンハイランド。

Takara was away to Cameron Highlands for SCIPS residential trip. He is so used to be away with his friends and teachers, like FOBISIA and ISAC. 

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

12Y0M 10Y3M 日本人学校水泳記録会 PJS Swimming gala



今年は小学校最後の水泳記録会。CSCに行きだして水泳も上手になってきたので、かい君たちが学校記録更新に向けて頑張っている影響を受けて、アラタも挑戦。

一人3種目しかトライできなく、そのうち一種目は25Mフリースタイル。後2つ、確実に更新できそうなのは、25Mと50Mのバックだったが、バックは50Mだけにして、25Mはバタブライにチャレンジしたら?と、私。

結果的にはバタフライ、フリーは、0.1秒及ばず。後で朝礼で表彰されるということで、確実な二つをトライさせればよかったという声もあったが、難しいのにチャレンジしたことは大切だし、50Mバックだけでも記録を更新できたからいいんじゃないかなと思う。

学校対抗リレーは男子、悲願のUplandsに勝った。とはいえ、年齢的には向こうのYear6は若いから、ちょっとこっちが有利なんだけど。でもメダルをもらったのはうれしい。

The last swimming gala at PJS primary group. Arata has been training at CSC since July and he has started to show some improvement. Kai, particularly, has worked hard towards breaking the school records and Arata also decided to go for it.

One child can only choose 3 events, of which they have to do 25M free. We knew Arata would be able to break 25m and 50m backstrokes, but it sounded too easy for him. I suggested him to forget about 25m back and swim 25m fly instead.

He wasn't successful in 25m fly and free by just 0.1sec. Some mothers said it must have been better if Arata  had swam 2 backstroke events. But I think it was more important for him to challenge rather difficult targets. In anyway, he's a school record holder of  50m backstroke for year 6 boys.

The 4 x 25 free style relay was also quite exciting to watch. PJS year 6 boys won over Uplands year 6 team. Well, they were actually one year younger than our boys, but it was still brilliant as PJS hasn't beaten Uplands for a long period of time.

Friday, 6 January 2017

12Y0M 10Y3M 一人で日本 In Japan without boys

 ニュージーランドからおばあちゃんが来ているので、両親とお正月を過ごすために私一人で帰国。

10日ほどの滞在だったが、子供がいないとなんとなく手持ちぶたさだったが、一女ソフト部友だちとバッティングセンター行ったり、みきちゃんやかおりさんと東京近辺うろうろしたり。

でもそろそろ仕事に復帰したい気が強まったかな、大手町の雰囲気で・・・。

始めて東大に行った。古き良き時代の大学って感じでよかった。

As Nana was here for a month, I went to Japan alone to spend new year with my parents. I felt nothing much to do without boys, but I had lunch with my old friends from high school softball team, or met Kaori and Miki and hang around near Tokyo station.

The surrounding and setting at Otemachi, near Tokyo station, made me feel like going back to work. I also went to Tokyo University for the first time. The university has the academic atmosphere. It brought back the memory of good old days....

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

12Y0M 10Y2M アラタ12歳 Arata’s 12th birthday



誕生日はナナとアンクル・エイドリアンも一緒に家族で祝った。お誕生日おめでとう、アラタ!

Happy birthday, Arata!