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Showing posts with label clay. Show all posts
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Friday, May 16, 2008

I clear it up

Me: "Sir, are you in charge in this store?"
Man: "Yes..."
Me: "My son broke a rice pack yesterday, I am here to pay for it."
Man: "What time was it maam?"
Me: "In the afternoon... it was a 1 kg (I checked it) black glutinous rice"
Man: "Do you want to buy it?"
Me: "No, I want to reimburse the cost. I don't want to bring a loss to the employers here."
Man: "I'll check whether it can be return to the supplier first maam..."
Me: "Ok thanks."

After awhile...

Man: "Maam, it's ok... we can return the pack back to the supplier. You don't need to pay for it."
Me: "Really?"
Man: "Yes, it's no problem."
Me: "Thanks!"

I told Clay at home, that the problem was solved now. Hope he could learn something from this experience, that facing the problem and solve it is not as difficult as we think. Keep delaying to face it will only be a useless burden for us.

Thanks for all responds you've given me at previous post: I apologize, Clay.

Clay has no nightmare anymore last night. :-) Next time, I will learn, try my best, to give him some time if he hasn't felt ready enough to share his bad experience to his dad. I will respect his being afraid, give him some time to deal with his own feeling, waiting patiently and encourage him to face it and solve the problem. We'll tell his Dad together when Clay feel ready but I'll make sure he will do it, and have a concept in mind that he can always talk to his parents about anything.

Next episode about Dwi and Ibeth will be published in a few days!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

I apologize, Clay..

Warning: I am not proud at all to share this to you. I write this experience for my reference in the future and I also hope you can learn something from this. I also don't expect anyone will say that I do the right thing, what I did was wrong, that's all... I am sad, yes, but I've learn...

Dear Clay,
I keep thinking about this last night, and this matter is the first thing that come to my mind when I wake up this morning. I will tell you chronologically here:

day one, At supermarket, I bought some eggs for us. You broke one egg when you played the trolley. I was upset and I put the broken egg back to the shelf and change it to the good one.

How shameful mother I am! I keep feeling so regret for doing that, Clay. What I did was irresponsible, wrong and shameful. I didn't teach my children to be responsible. I was not act as God wanted me to do. The case was closed, we didn't talk about it anymore.

Day two,
we went to supermarket again because I need to buy a chocolate spread. You were running towards the rice section and took one 2,5 kg pack of black glutinous rice. I was quite far from you and you talked to me loudly,"Mom! What is this?" and braaaak... the pack fell from your hand and broken on the floor. I saw it and I only said,"Aaaaa" without coming near and helping you. I went in ignorance, as if you were not my boy. *sobs* You put the pack back, and run to me, hold my hand worriedly.
I said,"What are you doing? Yesterday you broke the egg, now this."
You said,"I didn't mean to do it, it just fell down from my hand, I only want to know what it is.."
I got my chocolate spread and I paid it and leave....

Clay I feel really ashamed while writing this. I was so ignorance, sly, coward, irresponsible... I know God doesn't happy to see me.
Last night you saw me reading the Bible, and you took your Bible to read together with me. You asked me to read Proverbs according to the list schedule. I read it but I couldn't continue to read it! I was reminded to what I did that day and felt so bad. You asked me, "Mom, have you finished reading?" I said, "Nope, not yet. I remember I walked away at the supermarket this afternoon. We shouldn't do that Clay, it was wrong... We have to be responsible for that." You said,"hm..." means that you agree with me.

Before we sleep, Dad was at home already. I wanted to tell him about this but you strictly refused it. You were so panic, didn't want Daddy to hear about this. I said to you,"Clay we have to face this, don't run away from the problem. We shouldn't hide something from Dad..." You said,"No!" and you hide behind my back while I hugged you tightly. You tried hard to cover my mouth as I was trying to tell Dad about it. You started to cry. However, I said to dad, "We did something today, and didn't solve the problem yet. Do you think we have to clear this problem up?" And finally I told Daddy the whole story (not about the egg though) and you cried...

Clay dear,
I feel awful, really I do. I think I made another mistake by telling Dad without your permission. I didn't respect your privacy, ignored your feeling afraid and betrayed your trust to me... the worse mistakes I made that day... I am so sorry Clay for not being a wise mom... terribly sorry.

Dad saw you cried, wisely he said that it was okay. I also said to you, that it was not about you... the problem was about me, not you... I know you didn't mean to break the rice, it was my fault for not paying it and walked away. It was my fault for not facing the truth... The price was not expensive at all, but I didn't want to pay it. How bad I was! I hugged you tightly when I was telling you. Dad told you that you were not alone. It happened to him when he was a kid as well. Dad told you how he once took a beautiful bookmark in a bookstore, and the security caught him. He was so afraid and felt ashame but since then he learned that if he wanted to read books he could always read it in the store (because he had no money to buy books). Until he was in university, he always learned and read textbooks in the book store for hours.
I admired your dad's honesty, he didn't feel ashame to share his shameful mistake to you. I finally opened my heart and shared you the same story... that once I took a little eraser in a bookstore and being caught by the security as well!! Ha ha ha ha...your dad laughed at me. We ended that day by kneeling together before God, asking His forgiveness, His wisdom and mercy. We also prayed to have a pure sensitive heart that will feel uneasy when we do something wrong. We don't want our heart become blunt and can't acknowledge God's truth anymore.

I hope you felt better, knowing that you were not alone, and you came from the imperfect parents like us... *grin*

Oh Clay, how many mistakes I've done yesterday! My ignorance to you was the fatal mistake! I am so sorry... though I know sorry is not enough to heal your painful heart. I hurt inside as well, my son. You screamed and said "NO!!" in your dream last night... so loud... in my heart I really realize that I hurt you badly... I pray for us, may God speeds the recovery in your heart and give me many chances to show you that you can trust your mom... your imperfect mom.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

And The Result is...

The result of piano mini concert is here

Yesterday Clay played piano in front of so many people at the restaurant which has gorgeous Bandung view. I will take you, blog buddies, to this kind of place if you have time to visit me in Bandung. Farah, here's the view you can see if you go there again... could be better view as the sky was no so clear yesterday.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Bee See (read: Busy)

Yeah, believe me, I am busy today.. Today Clay will have a piano performance (student mini concert) at a restaurant. Last year, Clay managed to win the third place... not sure about this year as we really thought that the concert will be tomorrow! WAAAA!! No time to rehearse anymore... The piano tutor asked me to design the certificate for all 32 participants and he sent me SMS about it this morning, which made me aware that 18 April is TODAY!! WAAAA!

I hurriedly finished the design and went to my hubby's office to print the certificate.. I hope the certificate is acceptable. *doh*


Funny thing, Clay is worried to win the first prize! He doesn't want to get 1st prize trophy! HA HA HA... Why? Because he already has 1st, 3rd and 4th trophy... and still lack of 2nd position one.. ha ha ha... I hope he can make it today! Pray for him ya! 6.30 PM tonight he will be performing RUSSIAN WALTZ song.

Let's see his last year concert picture !


Friday, March 21, 2008

Clay is still sick... after 3 weeks.

Clay is sick... have seen his pediatrician this morning (after waiting for 3 hours!). Have cough for 3 weeks already, and today got a slight fever again. Too bad, I didn't tell the doctor that he got fever, I just thought he was too tired and too long being outdoor yesterday. After we came home from the doctor, the fever comes back again.. and now he says his stomach is hurt as well as his ears.. his body is itchy too (the doctor said it was because of sweat?) well..well..well.. what happened to him? The doctor said he doesn't need antibiotics because there is no infection whatsoever, but now he got fever I call the doctor just now but he can only be reached tomorrow morning.


Now he just rests in his bedroom, can't sleep and refuse to watch tv. I give him green beans soup. Poor boy.. he was about to visit kidzania (click and see it is a very interesting place for kids!) in Jakarta with my sister in law, but they forgot to buy a ticket for him :-(

I thank God, Clay didn't feel too disappointed. I told him, may be God has another plan for you... don't be too upset, we'll go somewhere else and have fun... and when he was sick this morning I told him, "See? God knew already that you won't be able to go there..."
Clay smiled, "So God makes auntie forgot to buy the ticket for me ya?"
I answered,"Of course no... it's auntie's fault, she forgot to buy your ticket, God just doesn't remind her to do that, He allows auntie to forget about it because He knew you will be sick now.. " hehehe...

ps. Lisa, I've tried your photography tips and here's the result! What do you think?

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Learn something from you all

Thank you friends for all opinions and comments about me and Clay. I appreciate that you have shared your valuable point of views with me. I really have to learn a lot and I am glad I have friends like you!

I've known my mistakes when I wrote the post and some of you have pointed that out as well:

  • I have to talk face to face, look into his eyes to see his expression and he can see mine too.
  • I also thought that I put too much pressure to him when I was talking to him, that's why I said I didn't mean to compare him with his cousin (in my heart I realize I did.. hahaha) oops!
  • I shouldn't tell him about his uncle who 'mocked' him in front of me. I think he didn't realize it at all, it's me who dislike his uncle attitude anyway. :-P
  • Yeah I know I should ask him first how is doing at school, how's his mood at that time etc before I 'gave him a lecture'....
From you I learn:
  • Comparing boys with girls is sexist... :-D I think in my culture it's very common that I even didn't realize that! Thanks Max and Elaine. In my point of view, man should be able to strive, to compete and to be strategical compare to woman because it's man who responsible to provide his family's needs. In SAHM communities, there's less competitions... am I wrong? *grin* Yup, crazy ambitious mom do compares their kids... ( I am not included ler) LOL

  • Boys are boys, girls are girls just like LB said... I think we could teach and nurture them differently. I was grown up from a girl family... I have no boy siblings, this makes me harder to understand boys.. :-)

  • Talking about better cousins happen all the time in this world in fact! Ha ha ha... many of you share the same experiences. *smile to Amel and LJ* Grandparents do compare their grandchildren everytime! I hate that! Clay and Cliff have a cousin with the same age, it's more tough for them as our relatives always compare them (the way they eat, they sing, they talk, aaarrggh... always be compared!!!). Actually I don't mean to say that Clay's cousin is better than him... she just wants to be better, but Clay is still the best. I have to tell him more often without comparing him to someone else? How? LOL.

  • I have to play a role as an educator not a critic... what an insight from Max! I will learn that and I think I've applied it in these several days.

  • Thanks to Mr. Fong for his wise opinion that I have to change tactic, and encourage him not coz of other people good, but coz he's good! I have tried Amel's mom's tactic by sharing stories about people who succeeded and who failed from time to time...the choices they make... my hubby gave Clay an example about the bridge, KUMON math is just a little bridge he has to leap over to be able to leap another bigger bridge so Clay can reach his dream to be an astronaut.

  • Jeslyn and Joanne remind me that happy children learn more that stressed ones! Praising him more to motivate him is better, right Nicole? May I praise him to push him? *grin* How about rewards? (of course I can't promise him a reward of staying in hotels in Las Vegas) LOL....

  • Joanne, I try and I will try harder to spend more time with Clay. I do sit beside him when he does his KUMON's homework but sometimes I loose my patient seeing him doing his homework slowly. *blushed*

  • Thanks Wen for reminding me about choosing the right time... not after school to give him lecture. I need more patient to wait indeed... moms should have patient...patient and patient!
I will post more on the post below about Clay to let you know more about him, and let me know your opinion again ok!

What do you think about competitiveness?

When I tried to push Clay a couple days ago, it didn't mean that he was not clever enough at school. Although his age is younger than most of his classmates (he is 7 years old now, 2nd grade) I must say that he is good and smart enough. He even got this card (and gift as a reward) from his English teacher:
Clay is doing great at school. He is talented in English, Mandarin, Science, Math and Bible study. He never has to work hard but he can get good score. Though this is such a blessing, I think Clay has to learn how to work hard. I don't want him underestimate something and not give all his best in doing something.

Here's my point of view about parenting...
Actually my hubby and me doesn't like to compare our kids. We put Clay in his recent school because of this reason as well. In this school (Bintang Mulia), there is no ranking on his semester report. I feel awful when our relatives and their grandparents compare my children to their cousins. Sometimes, I feel 'challenged' to beat them and show that my children are great. HA HA HA... some of our relatives thought that Clay's school is not good enough because the students won't be able to compete and easily to give up. They thought the kids need to have a gut to compete as the workplace (and life) is hard and full of competition.

What do you think?

All this time I just teach my kids to know and develop their potentials and be who they are. We do have to compete with ourselves, not with others. We have to be better than yesterday. I believe that each child has their own strengths. Not all children are born good at math, or sports... though a child may doesn't get good marks at school, I believe the child has something that he can do best and can be succeeded, may be he is good at art or sport, may be he is good at interpersonal skill, etc.

This is my opinion when my mind is clear enough.. HA HA HA... but our big family don't think that way, that's why it is quite hard to stick to this. HA HA HA HA... the temptation to conquer them all is soooo big!

I made this for my son Clay and put the picture as my wallpaper desktop. Just want to show Clay that I believe in him and I love him. Embellishment by Dawn's fairy KIT.


Friday, February 22, 2008

Do you think I speak something wrong?

On the way home from school, in the car, I was telling Clay something serious. I kept on talking about it with him while I was driving and I didn't even look at his face and expression hearing what I was saying to him. When we arrived home (around 30 minutes later-because we didn't go home straightly from school), I was surprised to see Clay's expression... so low, so tired, just like want to cry, and refused to go out of the car. Do you think I speak something wrong?

Listen to our conversation:

Me : Clay, I think from now on you have to work harder.

Clay: What do you mean? work harder?

Me : Auntie X (our relative) just called me that she is searching a new school for your cousin D. D wants to go to international school because she wants to speak English everyday.

Clay: D said she wanted to go to my school because there are some subject taught in English at my school.

Me : Right. But her mom doesn't allow D to go to your school. Auntie X said that you two are little brats when you are together! The perfect combination that will only cause chaos. *smile* She is searching something better instead, thinking to move her to international one which use English for the whole subjects.

Clay: Nonsense... she can't go to 'that' international school...

Me : I think so...but auntie said she will try. You know what, if you still be like this, you will be left behind.Now D has a English private lesson four times a week and she still wants more. Her mom offers her to have English private lessons 6 times a week but D insists in going to international school because she wants to speak English everyday and read English books. Soon her English will be better than yours if you refuse to speak English with me.

I am not saying that you are looser. I am sure your English is much better than D though auntie X said that D's English is very good now, I don't believe her. I believe in you. Just don't be like a hare who sleeps when the tortoise runs continuously on the race. Be a running hare instead. Remember when your KUMON (math lesson) grade was higher than D? D must did twice more homeworks than you everyday and she chased you. You were left behind her now and you still do half homework than hers. Chase her! You are a boy and you will become a man, you must have a competitive spirit, you must have willingness to struggle and strive.

I never forgot what D's dad said to you, "Ah, you are a boy but you act like that..." He mocked you. Just show them you are a boy and can strive! Come one boy...

(Kumon homework is usually 20 pages for every kids, but I reduce Clay's into 10 pages because he seems to be very tired after school at 3 PM. His cousin D still works on 20 pages of homeworks, sometimes double than that, because her school ends at 12, not at 3 PM like Clay).

Clay, do your homework 20 pages instead from now on ok?

Clay: sigh, 10 pages are hard already.

Me : Many students do it... you can do it... jia you! Be full of spirit! You were on top before, now you were left behind, many children are in front of you now. Hey, I don't mean to compare you with D... I don't mean that you always loose from her. You had a better start, just don't be too relaxed. It's D who always wants to be like you, she wants to be better than you. You have to be careful and smart. Don't loose by a girl.

Then we arrive at home... and I saw him felt awful. He was angry... he frowned. Now he was sleeping, felt tired and exhausted because of me... *sigh*

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Merry Christmas in Many Languages

Afrikaans: Geseënde Kersfees
Afrikander: Een Plesierige Kerfees
African/ Eritrean/ Tigrinja: Rehus-Beal-Ledeats
Albanian:Gezur Krislinjden
Arabic: Milad Majid
Argentine: Feliz Navidad
Armenian: Shenoraavor Nor Dari yev Pari Gaghand
Azeri: Tezze Iliniz Yahsi Olsun
Bahasa Malaysia: Selamat Hari Natal
Basque: Zorionak eta Urte Berri On!
Bengali: Shuvo Naba Barsha
Bohemian: Vesele Vanoce
Brazilian: Feliz Natal
Breton: Nedeleg laouen na bloavezh mat
Bulgarian: Tchestita Koleda; Tchestito Rojdestvo Hristovo
Catalan: Bon Nadal i un Bon Any Nou!
Chile: Feliz Navidad
Chinese: (Cantonese) Gun Tso Sun Tan’Gung Haw Sun
Chinese: (Mandarin) Kung His Hsin Nien bing Chu Shen Tan
(Shen Tan Kuai Le!)
Choctaw: Yukpa, Nitak Hollo Chito
Columbia: Feliz Navidad y Próspero Año Nuevo
Cornish: Nadelik looan na looan blethen noweth
Corsian: Pace e salute
Crazanian: Rot Yikji Dol La Roo
Cree: Mitho Makosi Kesikansi
Croatian: Sretan Bozic
Czech: Prejeme Vam Vesele Vanoce a stastny Novy Rok
Danish: Glædelig Jul
Duri: Christmas-e- Shoma Mobarak
Dutch: Vrolijk Kerstfeest en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar! or Zalig Kerstfeast
English: Merry Christmas
Eskimo: (inupik) Jutdlime pivdluarit ukiortame pivdluaritlo!
Esperanto: Gajan Kristnaskon
Estonian: Ruumsaid juulup|hi
Ethiopian: (Amharic) Melkin Yelidet Beaal
Faeroese: Gledhilig jol og eydnurikt nyggjar!
Farsi: Cristmas-e-shoma mobarak bashad
Finnish: Hyvaa joulua
Flemish: Zalig Kerstfeest en Gelukkig nieuw jaar
French: Joyeux Noel
Frisian: Noflike Krystdagen en in protte Lok en Seine yn it Nije Jier!
Galician: Bo Nada
Gaelic: Nollaig chridheil agus Bliadhna mhath ùr!
German: Fröhliche Weihnachten
Greek: Kala Christouyenna!
Haiti: (Creole) Jwaye Nowel or to Jesus Edo Bri’cho o Rish D’Shato Brichto
Hausa: Barka da Kirsimatikuma Barka da Sabuwar Shekara!
Hawaiian: Mele Kalikimaka
Hebrew: Mo’adim Lesimkha. Chena tova
Hindi: Shub Naya Baras
Hausa: Barka da Kirsimatikuma Barka da Sabuwar Shekara!
Hawaian: Mele Kalikimaka ame Hauoli Makahiki Hou!
Hungarian: Kellemes Karacsonyi unnepeket
Icelandic: Gledileg Jol
Indonesian: Selamat Hari Natal
Iraqi: Idah Saidan Wa Sanah Jadidah
Irish: Nollaig Shona Dhuit, or Nodlaig mhaith chugnat
Iroquois: Ojenyunyat Sungwiyadeson honungradon nagwutut. Ojenyunyat osrasay.
Italian: Buone Feste Natalizie
Japanese: Shinnen omedeto. Kurisumasu Omedeto
Jiberish: Mithag Crithagsigathmithags
Korean: Sung Tan Chuk Ha
Lao: souksan van Christmas
Latin: Natale hilare et Annum Faustum!
Latvian: Prieci’gus Ziemsve’tkus un Laimi’gu Jauno Gadu!
Lausitzian:Wjesole hody a strowe nowe leto
Lettish: Priecigus Ziemassvetkus
Lithuanian: Linksmu Kaledu
Low Saxon: Heughliche Winachten un ‘n moi Nijaar
Macedonian: Sreken Bozhik
Malaysian: Selamat Hari Krismas or Selamat Hari Natal
Maltese: IL-Milied It-tajjeb
Manx: Nollick ghennal as blein vie noa
Maori: Meri Kirihimete
Marathi: Shub Naya Varsh
Navajo: Merry Keshmish
Norwegian: God Jul, or Gledelig Jul
Occitan: Pulit nadal e bona annado
Papiamento: Bon Pasco
Papua New Guinea: Bikpela hamamas blong dispela Krismas na Nupela yia i go long yu
Pennsylvania German: En frehlicher Grischtdaag un en hallich Nei Yaahr!
Peru: Feliz Navidad y un Venturoso Año Nuevo
Philipines: Maligayan Pasko!
Polish: Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia or Boze Narodzenie
Portuguese:Feliz Natal
Pushto: Christmas Aao Ne-way Kaal Mo Mobarak Sha
Rapa-Nui (Easter Island): Mata-Ki-Te-Rangi. Te-Pito-O-Te-Henua
Rhetian: Bellas festas da nadal e bun onn
Romanche: (sursilvan dialect): Legreivlas fiastas da Nadal e bien niev onn!
Rumanian: Sarbatori vesele or Craciun fericit
Russian: Pozdrevlyayu s prazdnikom Rozhdestva is Novim Godom
Sami: Buorrit Juovllat
Samoan: La Maunia Le Kilisimasi Ma Le Tausaga Fou
Sardinian: Bonu nadale e prosperu annu nou
Serbian: Hristos se rodi
Slovakian: Sretan Bozic or Vesele vianoce
Sami: Buorrit Juovllat
Samoan: La Maunia Le Kilisimasi Ma Le Tausaga Fou
Scots Gaelic: Nollaig chridheil huibh
Serbian: Hristos se rodi.
Singhalese: Subha nath thalak Vewa. Subha Aluth Awrudhak Vewa
Slovak: Vesele Vianoce. A stastlivy Novy Rok
Slovene: Vesele Bozicne Praznike Srecno Novo Leto or Vesel Bozic in srecno Novo leto
Spanish: Feliz Navidad
Swedish: God Jul and (Och) Ett Gott Nytt År
Tagalog: Maligayamg Pasko. Masaganang Bagong Taon
Tami: Nathar Puthu Varuda Valthukkal
Trukeese: (Micronesian) Neekiriisimas annim oo iyer seefe feyiyeech!
Thai: Sawadee Pee Mai or souksan wan Christmas
Turkish: Noeliniz Ve Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun
Ukrainian: Srozhdestvom Kristovym or Z RIZDVOM HRYSTOVYM
Urdu: Naya Saal Mubarak Ho
Vietnamese: Chuc Mung Giang Sinh
Welsh: Nadolig Llawen
Yoruba: E ku odun, e ku iye’dun!

Any correction or addition is welcome... :-)

This post is typed by Clay

Monday, December 3, 2007

Christmas gift

Whoa! I find this cool Nike golf clubs and I think this is a perfect Christmas gift for golf freak like Eric Speedcathollydale!! Eric, look what I find for you... :-D I never knew the golf clubs can be so macho and hot like this!

In our tradition, giving a Christmas gift is not so popular. We usually have a Christmas celebration at church, have a family sermon at Christmas Eve and participate in some Christmas activities. These activities has kept us busy and joyful that we even didn't expect to get any Christmas gift at all!

By the way this morning my son Clay asked me to buy him a toy car just like he had when he was 2 years old. He said he wanted Cliff to have the same experience with him, since his old car has broken and 'thrown' away, he asked me to buy a new one for 'Cliff'. When I told him that he is too big to ride that kind of car, he said he still can fit to it. So I know his real motivation to get that car is not for Cliff... hahaha...

Sunday, December 2, 2007

8 random facts about Clay

Joanne tagged me to list 8 random facts about me (don't click this link, it is to check the content thieves only). I hope you don't mind if I share 8 random facts about my son Clay. This blog is dedicated for my children as well, as my documentation of our family stories. It would be great if Clay and Cliff can read about his stories when he is older...

This post is also as my answer to Wen from question about the meaning of my son's name. Wen, this time we will talk about Clay ok!

The Rules:
Link to your tagger and post these rules.
List eight (8) random facts about yourself.
Tag eight people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).
Let them know they’ve been tagged by leaving them a comment on their blogs.

1. Krishudson Clement Teja in the name of our first son, Clay. Kris-Hudson is taken from Hudson Taylor, Christ's servant who brought gospel to China. Clement means merciful, forgiving. Teja is my hubby's family name. He is also called Clay, as parents we hope he is easily mold by God.

2. Krishudson Clement Teja in brief is K.C. Teja, that means a grandson of K.C. Limarga and Kusmadiharja Teja. K.C is my father's name, (K.C. Limarga) and Teja is my hubby's family name. In Chinese tradition, the children got their father's family name and my parents have no son. Their children are only me and my younger sister. It has been my wish that my children have my dad's name as well so we give K.C for both Clay and Cliff.

So, Krishudson Clement Teja means a merciful Christ disciple that is easily mold by God, a grandson of K.C. Limarga (my dad) and Kusmadiharja Teja (my hubby's dad).

3. The name Clement's origin from Latin's name.
Meaning : compassionate or accomodating.
Majestic : dedicates himself to perfection.
Personality: is happy, rain or shine.
Genuine : loyal to those he loves
Style : creative and artistic in all he does.
Ability : is as smart as a whip
Character: not obstructed by the past.
Sentiment: loves to watch the sun set.
Physical: protective of others.

By the way, I want to search one for Clifford's name but I forgot where did I get that...

3. Clay is the first grandson of my hubby's parents and also the first grandchild of my parents. Before Clay was born, my parents-in-law has 3 granddaughters from my hubby's sister. Because of this reason, Clay got many attention and love from our family.

4. He was born in the year of Golden Dragon, at shiny Sunday, 7 Oct 2000; at 2.20 PM. Weight: 3.55 kg, height: 52 cm. He has dimples on his cheeks!

5. Before he was one year old, he has fell down from our bed 5 times, from his baby cot once, from his net box once, his fingers were squeezed between drawers once, almost fell down from his stroller twice and found really surprised of very loud sound when he played the tape recorder, twice!

6. In this first year, he has seen 14 animals... swallows, parrots, dogs,cats, fish, shrimp, chicken, lizard, ants, frogs, mosquito, buffalo, goat and ducks!

7. Still in his first year of life, more than 79 places has been visited, including 19 restaurants, 11 stores/malls, 18 houses, 4 banks, 5 other public services, 5 hospitals, 4 hotels, 5 churches, 5 doctors and 2 schools!

8. As the first birthday gift for our sons, we made month to month of their progression pictures!

This is Clay's

This is Cliff's

Do you think Clay and Cliff look alike? If we notice their smile when they were 1 year old, they share the same cute smile!