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Tuesday, April 3, 2007
Daddy took the morning off today to take Melur to KinderClub with Mommy for an 'interview'.
|KinderClub is a kindergarten daycare facility attached to the U-Hill Elementary School. We walked about 20 minutes along Acadia Road, not bad for a sunny Tuesday morning. We had a 9:30 am appointment, and the walk along suburban UBC was pleasant and quite nice. We were quite excited to check out the new school which Melur will be attending this September. Halfway through the walk, I carried Melur on my shoulders.|
When we arrived, we were greeted warmly by the teacher who showed us around, and gave us an overview of the place. Melur's actual classes at U-Hill Elementary is about 2-3 hours. So she'll need day care for the remaining hours while Mommy and Daddy are working. That's where KinderClub comes in. They'll take care of Melur from 8 am to 5:30 pm, and send her to classes in between. KinderClub will have a separate curriculum involving art, drama and a bunch of other stuff. And all that costs about CAD $600 a month.
|It's a little expensive, I know... especially since we have to pay for Arman's pre-school and day care as well. But hopefully this is just temporary. And I think Melur will have fun with friends at school, and learn more through a more structured environment.|
Sunday, April 1, 2007
This is our first day out at the movie theater since coming to Vancouver, and we went to SilverCity Metropolis Movie Theater located at the Metrotown Shopping Center.
|We didn't take any pictures at the movie theater, but it was fun. Expensive... but fun. The tickets cost us CAD$40.00, and the pop-corn, another CAD$20.00. That's SIXTY BUCKS for a movie with the kids. But it was fun. Arman was finally able to sit still (relatively) for the entire show. In our last attempt, watching "Over the Hedge" back in Malaysia, Arman ran all over the movie theater screaming. He was just having run, being the boy that he is. Today, he sat (more like stood) at the edge of his seat, but other than that, he was quite still and excitedly watched the movie.|
|After the movie, we headed over to the food court to get some grub. We had some curly fries, mozzarella sticks and a bean burrito. Yummy... |
|The popcorn we got from the movies came with a bucket and 2 cups which we can use as souvenirs. It also came with these 2 chocolate eggs with toys inside. You can see Arman playing with the containers in the pictures above. Below is a picture of the pop corn containers (Nope, we didn't watch Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles).|
Definitely a lot of fun, but we'll doing a lot more watching movies at home than at the theater. The kids want to watch "Shrek the Third" next. We'll see about that.