Monday, August 28, 2006

Full Weekend For The Boy

No wonder the boy fell asleep in the car a couple of times this weekend. After playing computer games before breakfast he headed to Korean school on Saturday morning. I went to the chiropractor as my neck is still giving me curry and dropped in at Golf Box on the way to collect him. I bought Jesters pies for lunch.

Straight after school Yu-Jin was taking part in an ergonomics university study on five and six year olds and their posture when drawing on a computer, on paper and on a tablet PC. We had a bit of trouble finding the place as I can't read a map properly. He had his neck shaved so that they could attach some electrodes to measure his muscle reactions. I'd show you the photo but my battery went flat.

The room in which the Curtin University ergonomic study took place.

Everything worked well until Jemma, one of the ladies conducting the study, mentioned that everything was working well which was unusual. Yu-Jin also had some funny reflective balls glued to points on his body so that with the use of lights and cameras his body movement could be followed by a computer. The comment was even made that it was good that he was such a patient boy. For his trouble Yu-Jin received a $20 Coles Myer voucher.

Then we rushed off to taekwondo and were 15 minutes late. Luckily his instructor is in New Zealand for the Oceania Championships so that didn't cause any problems. Yu-Jin still had some bases for the electrodes on the nape of his neck as the glue made it painful to remove them. He looked a bit bionic.

It's little wonder that he fell asleep on the way home. Later we went and hired some movies. Spiderman Vs Doc Ock (original TV show), Unleashed starring Jet Li, Silmido (true story about South Koreans trying to assassinate Kim Il-sung, Sidewalks of New York (tangled web of deceitful relationships) and Girl with a Pearl Earring (17th Century Dutch setting about a maid and a painte).

Sunday morning Yu-Jin was straight into the computer. The weekend is the only time that we let him use it as there are plenty of other things to do in life. We had a kick of footy whereby you score one point if you hit the fence/wall and six points if you kick the ball over it. Good way for Yu-Jin to practice counting.

Miky made kimbap for lunch. Mmmm. Then Yu-Jin and I went to the city for haircuts. I dunno, I must have had a blonde moment as I asked for a number one on the sides and a number two on the top instead of my usual flattop. Only we he started running the shaver through my hair did I realise my mistake and by then it was too late. Miky hates short hair.

Short-haired Thinker.

Short haircut. What was I thinking?

We went shopping for a toy for Yu-Jin. He wanted to spend his voucher on a light sabre and thankfully we didn't find one. Instead he purchased an 8-in-1 dinosaur Lego set. Bought some tofu and udon noodles at Loi's asian shop in the city with some saewoogang - shrimp-flavoured snacks. Canny lot these Chinese shop owners. They are obviously suffering from competition from Seoul Mart so they have employed a Korean girl to run the checkout.

Statue in the city of Perth.

On the way back to the car we stopped in the garden of the cathedral to finish our saewoogang. Bit of a warm day in Perth and it was almost like the beginning of Spring. Girls in the city were certainly wearing clothes that it indicated Spring had sprung. He fell asleep in the car on the way home again. After a short nap probably the next hour and a half was spent making a triceratops.

Once again Miky spent the whole weekend working as she had about eight dresses to do. On Saturday she started just after six am and finished after 10 pm. Last night we took a few photos.

I don't know who he thinks he is.


Hammysmum said...

What's with the 'angel' with hand bag and evening gown??? Never seen anything like it in my life!

Hammy said...

The angel is a regular busker, without the singing.

Hammysmum said...

Prob'ly sings better that all the others.