Category Archives: Our home schooling experience

Amrita Soon’s First Album, “Clues”, Launched!

Our eldest daughter, Amrita, just launched her debut album entitled, “CLUES” on Sunday at the Zest Cafe in Bangsar. We would like to the the opportunity to thank every who came and everyone who have supported Amrita to achieve her dreams. … Continue reading

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The painful process of passion-finding – stories of struggling teens.

Finding one’s passion can be a long and painful process, because it doesn’t just fall on your lap and be embraced in delightful ecstasy. You need to try and search and fail and get up and try again and fail … Continue reading

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Awesome Unschoolers – Stories of awesome teens!

Teenager and unschooler, Amrita Soon, signs contract with producer Abraham Tee of Plan A Studio!

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Happy New Year!

We are Malaysian Chinese – a part of a large migratory flock of overseas Chinese whose ancestors moved out of poverty-stricken China almost a century ago to seek better lives elsewhere. Chinese New Year reinforces our identity through its culture … Continue reading

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Freedom in learning

It’s Tuesday morning. The sun is hot and intense. The children are playing in the cool shade under the tree. Wei (12) picks up a Chinese yoyo and starts to play with it. He is confident and adept at spinning … Continue reading

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From hobby to money!

Well, it has been more than a week since Sam discovered the art of making marshmallows from YouTube. After causing a sugar explosion in my kitchen and getting an earful from me, Sam has changed her ways. Now, she has … Continue reading

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Instead of school (Part 1)

  Instead of school, which is rigid and unchangeable, we can build a learning community which is flexible and changeable, to accommodate each child’s unique learning preference. Children do not need a lot in order to learn and to grow … Continue reading

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My Blueprint for Education

1. Recognize the fact that EVERY CHILD LEARNS DIFFERENTLY, and hence learning needs to be individually catered for optimum success. No child is stupid – only the adults who imprint their stupidity on them are! Every child has something special … Continue reading

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“I am a vege-Arian!”

  Arian has been saying that he wants to be a vegetarian. It is hardly surprising since his sister is one. And so is his dad. But I was not convinced, not because I doubted his sincerity but because it … Continue reading

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Thinking Beyond Schooling

This is our response to a blog post by Christopher Teh http://christopherteh.com/blog/2012/06/homeschooling/ My motivation to teach my own stems less on how broken our education system is (although that is definitely one of the main reasons) but more on what … Continue reading

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