I have also put my command of Chinese in good use, having embarked on online shopping. Taobao sea is a shoppers' paradise. I bought new school bags, pencil case and school shoes from the portal and many more. It is also where I show my boys the commercial value of Chinese. Able to communicate over 旺信with taobao sellers makes better purchases.
At the home front, there are two new jubilee babies added to my extended families. My two boys will have to learn to be role models to their cousins.
In short, life is simple and mundane. But I am contented and happy.