Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Say the words out when I write them on the board or when I show him picture cards.
Arms up (Raise his arms)
Clap (Clap when he sees the word)
Mouth (Point to his mouth when he sees the word)
Banana (Says the word when I show him picture card)
Apple (Says the word when I show him picture card)
Say out the word when I handsign or point the object to him
Apple as Ple
Banana as Bana
ZhuZhu (His toy hamster)
Point or handsign to me when I say
All by his own as and when he wants.
Nainai (just heard him saying this morning)
Tries to open door with keys
Only look at the fish when we say cannot touch the tank
Climbs up chairs and bed
Able to walk backwards
Wanting to feed himself
Says baobao when he wants to be carried
Share his food with me when I say share
Enjoys watching his programmes on TV
Allow nainai to read books to him
Hate to walk when he goes out
Climb onto Thomas the train and Barney car at Northpoint basement without help
Recognize the route from musical cars to the pet shop and walk by himself to see animals
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
My baobao was diagnose with hand, foot and mouth disease just 3 days upon reaching Singapore and he had to be on home quarantine for a week.. Shortly after, Eric had a bad food poisoning and was pretty sick for a few days just before he had to resume work after returning home from States.. And now its me.. having a bad sore throat cum a bloated stomach that has been hanging around for a few days already.. Not Good..
While I lied on my bed, having a flashback on what happen to me and my family in these recent years, I couldn't help but notice the many little things that was given to me.. In good times or bad times, I was blessed with some many fortunate events that I know it must have been from my Almighty God..
I shall list them out here.
In the past I was always in envy with my friends who had "normal" family and I kept wondering why I wasn't blessed to have one..
Then I came to know God who gave me one shortly after I accepted Christ as my saviour.
I really came to love my new founded family who sometime I felt treats me way better than my own family.. That sounds really selfish.. But then I also felt that after returning to Singapore after missing for so long, my relationship with my own family actually improved.. Especially with my dad.. I used to hate him for the many things he did to me.. I felt mistreated, abused and ignored as a child till many years later, I still resented him. But ever since I came back.. The feeling that I had was totally different.. Things have changed.. For the better definitely..
Then came my housing issue.. Eric and I bought our 1st pad in Yishun at a really good deal.. I don't think that we could have afforded one if we had to buy from the resale market or even from the Govt at this sky rocking prices period.. I felt blessed.. If I were to compare the prices that we paid for against the rates of the houses in the area right now, we actually made like more than $50K even before our house was actually ready.. We balloted for one the 1st time and we even managed to get a #10 which I totally loved..
Thirdly, we saved a great deal of money by having a baby in the States.. I say probably a good $15K (gynea, labour, pediatric and vaccination fees all added up). Other than the BCG vaccine, Davis had almost all the other required vaccines done in the States.
The tours that we went during our stay in Arizona.. (New York, Hawaii, Florida, California, Canada, Nevada, Washington D.C and Arizona)
The fact that God gave me food to eat at every meal.. I am always thankful that I am eating food and not tree barks..
Our good health that many people didn't get to enjoy.
Roof over our head
and so many other thing that we take it for granted..
The most importantly is the complete salvation that we had as a Christian, our sins were forgiven and we are given a place in heaven. I know God is the one I can trust whole heartedly because He never left me and walks with me even in my darkest moments.
Jesus says, "My child, in your darkest moment when you only see one set of footprints, that was when I carried you."
So the next time when you say Oh my God.. Look around and think of what God has given you and you'll see..
FYI, I longer says Oh my God ever since I read an article from somewhere as the word God is never to be used lightly.. Instead, I say, Oh my Gosh.. ;)
Monday, September 14, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
I want to bring my son out in his 3 wheel stroller, walking with my hubby hand in hand, exploring Singapore (malls) again.. Did i mention to you that I felt like a tourist that time when I went back to celebrate CNY? The feeling was very peculiar because I've lived 23 years in Singapore and these 2 years in the States made me feels like a stranger in my homeland.. Enough said.. I can't wait for the day when I bid Arizona goodbye.. I will miss you much..
Some flashback ideas..
a) Take a course in cosmetology, learn the essential skills of facial, massage, usage of essential oils etc.. Apply for a job and hopefully I can advance myself further.
1. Becoming a trainer in a renowned company.
2. Save enough money to open my own salon.
b) Join an airline as a cabin crew.. Save as much money as I could and retire early..
Note to self, make sure to check for reviews on the airlines.. How safe they are, bitchiness of the crews etc...
c) Be a full time housewife.. ??? Possible????
d) Take a diploma in baking so that I can work from home...
I had to stop procrastinating right now!!!!!!!
reason 1.. I'm 27 already.
reason 2.. I'm lacking of almost 3 years of working experience.
reason 3.. I have a son to feed and a house to upkeep
reason 4.. I have to start saving for my parents for their old age
The reality is starting to kick already.. ;(
So right now, I need to stop weighing the Pros and Cons of everything I planned to do.. Because at the end of the day I'll still be standing at square one.. Not sure of which step to take..
I need to know my strength and my weaknesses so that I don't make the wrong decision again.. Not anymore
-I'm more of a creative person but due to the years of not making the full potential of it.. They're decaying and I'm losing them over time..
-I'm a people person and am very chatty if I find the right company.
-Get satisfaction from praise and acknowledgement which will drive me to work harder..
-I can work for long hours on things I enjoy doing.
-Strive for the best on things that I do.
-Like to move around.
-Hate to work in front of a desk.
-No confidence on things that I'm unfamiliar with.
-Bad at boot licking.
-Dislike replying to emails and doing follow-up, so HR, executive jobs is a big no-no
-Start to feel uneasy around people I can't get along with.
Right now I'm still waiting for an answer from my sister.. I can't disclose to you what is my plan for now cause I hate it when I have to change my decision again after announcing it.. I have to 100% sure before I say anything.. My style!! =) Hope it'll be good..
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Our 95 cartons of various sizes came 2 weeks ago and now my whole house looks more like a warehouse than any other thing.. This last month, we're really busy buying more stuff to bring back home.. We bought a cute Disney Pixar CARS bed frame for Davis.. Got him a Toy Story table set too but I'm going to bring it back for a refund.. Cause the surface of the table was padded with soft foam.. -_-!!! But I really do like the chair though.. Oh well..
Blasted a big hole in dear's pocket as I suddenly turned on my frenzy shopping spree mode.. Bought a whole set of pots and pans and a matching set of knives and scissor from (Hey"yall, Paula Deen catch phase), her series of kitchenware.. Cookies sheet and baking tins that comes in set of 3.. An angel cake mould, cutlery sets, lots of baking stuff and new bowls and plates.. I'm feeling like a soon-to-be-a-great-chef that's in the making..
Packing packing.. So much things to be packed.. Hey dear, Jiayou hor!!! Kekekeeee... Love love k.. *sweet smile*
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Davis dropped his milk bottle at the airport while we were having breakfast.. The cap broke into 2 and we've already checked in our luggage that has a spare bottle..
Tip 4. Free soda tasting.. 8 different sodas from around the world.. If you go to the Coca Cola store in Vegas, you have to pay to taste them..
we had to queue the same line twice, coz halfway through the first time, they swap characters.. And I wanted to take pictures with The Incredibles badly..
The original photo..
After semi photoshopping.. I know very ugly la.. but this photo so nice. too bad dear forgot to turn on the flash.. Trying to salvage it..
Our week at Disney went by real fast and then on the 6th day, we went back to the Magic Kingdom again.. The fireworks were great.. However I think that the one at LA, Disneyland were magnificent.. They were even better.. The reason because they had laser beam in LA and not in Orlando.. Tip #5. To get the best view of the firework. Place yourselves anywhere in between the Walt Disney holding Mickey mouse statue and the Main Street.. If you go beyond the Walt Disney Statue, somewhere closer to the castle, all you're going to get is great sound effect but not much of a fireworks. Because...... the fireworks are really not that up high.. Most of the fireworks are going to appear behind the castle.. Only a few huge one was able to shoot higher than the castle..
This is the statue of Walt disney holding Mickey Mouse..Noticed how the castle is changing it's colour.. It's purple..
And now it became blue
this one looks half purplish and half grey
And that's ahbachang with the Cinderella's castle.. In a nice shade of aqua..
I'm really pissed with this lappy cause it kept giving me error message and closed my whole application.. I took like an extra of 3 hrs just to load these few photos.. Very sway right.. Finally set my mood in to update blog after MIA for more than 1 month then tio stuck for so long.. I'm sorry for the typo and grammar error.. I'm very tired now.. Still have to look after Davis boy boy who is having fever..
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
My very 1st shot with G10.. That is our wall of frame in the living room..
Restaurant City is addictive.. Is there some cocaine here?? Took this picture in my dark living room..
My botak head Ahbachang in his playpen that I bought for him with my pay I earned from catering.. The fruit from my 2 weeks of labour.. I felt so indebted to Sheena cause she gave me a $10 voucher from Toys "R" Us when she could have used it herself.. Thank you so much..
Shirley bought a pack of brown rice to make this "Or Bee Bey" but seems like the procedure is too complicated for her, so Arlene took charge to cook them..
Ahbachang who seems to be happier than me.
Milkshake was barking again this morning and I shooed her away in case she woke Davis up and later in the afternoon, I thought maybe I should open the door to see if the postman came.. True enough he did! So taking the notice in hand, I half walk and half ran to the management office to claim my Bose System.. It was only when the staff went into the room to get me my carton did I realised that I wasn't able to carry it alone. Look at the size of the carton.. Stupid me.. She was kind enough to page for the maintenance man named Michelle, =) to help sending it right to my doorstep. So we took the golf buggy, with me sitting at the back, holding on to the carton which could not be rested fully on the step of the cart and rode home.. My 1st time on a golf buggy!! Wohooo.. It was really run..
Our dinner, chicky breast with fruit salad
Eric laogong baked chicken breast and I prepare the mango, avocado and tomato salad drizzled with lemon juice and a dash of pepper.. =)) We love it!
And tonight at Walmart, Davis lost his 1st pair of shoes.. It's the blue Crocs with a cute spongebob squarepants at the front, completed with a yellow strap that I bought for him at ROSS that made us late to pick up Bjorn from school.. I'm so loving it and am still a bit upset now.. =(
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
I SHALL NEVER BLING MY EXPENSIVE GADGET EVER AGAIN.. My dear old camera I let u down..
I have so many pictures that I wanted to capture and show you guys but I'm still waiting for my new semipro Canon G10.. Some camwhoring photos that I wanted to take but impossible now cause I can never manage to take pictures with Eric's Canon Rebel XTi using only 1 hand.... And also I want to video down my smartie boy who can now tour around the house without any help.. My son can WALK without support 1 month ago!! it was probably about 10 steps initially then 20 on the 2nd week and now he's so good at it, he can even stand from a seated position without holding on to anything and he made me so proud..
2 days ago, I was feeding him cereal and after he's finished, I showed him the empty bowl and then do the handsign for All Done.. He sign back to me!! wow.. I couldn't believe my eyes.. I guess he's abit slow in responding to people cause he doesn't focus very much on us.. When he responded I was elated!!! So now I'm trying to reinforced the idea of signing by doing it regularly.. Sometime when he doesn't respond of course I was abit sad but however I know I should keep on doing it.. Keep it up MoM..
My little man was enjoying the water in this summer heat.. Splish splash.. Too bad, I can only tell you what happened and not show you what happened.. I like having pictures in my post.. My G10, I miss you, please come to mama ASAP.. =DD
Friday, May 15, 2009
Few years back, when blogging is still not as popular, I actually abhor the idea of typing personal thoughts and happenings in a web page where people could read and knew every little secrets of yours. It actually makes me feel vulnerable and naked, but how shallow I am.. I should have started blogging right in the beginning when I knew what a blog is all about.. I would have recorded things that happened to me, important or not, and not lost them with the loss of time..
I don't understand why would people want to pen them down in a public space where anyone could have read and know you, when on the other hand, you don't even knew who your readers are.. I even reprimanded one of my friend for doing so, because her ex would knew her thoughts and take advantage of her..
I should have, should have written down things like, Eric proposed today, with a ring and a bouquet of roses.. My wedding gown was amazing... The food was absolutely delicious, we exchanged a 10 pax food tasting dinner for something else.. Baby kicked me this morning and it feels like bubbles bursting in my tummy.. I did not.. I am regreting it because I've missed out so many important things and thoughts that I could have noted.. What a waste..
If I could turn back time, I would have gladly trade my vulnerability for a lifetime of memories that I can never retrieved..
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Paperbag already look so chio..
Take a peek inside.
Zoom in for you to see what's written on it.
And Tadah! My black velvet handbag from the suddenly gone famous brand, JuicY!!
Take 25% off from the already reduced price and we've got $56.66, printed on pink paper..
So the next time when you want to buy a bag, you
cause I think they're worth every penny of it.. Items from the discounted shelves that is..
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Shirley wanted to take pictures with the tree with yellow flowers, that's why all of us were outside of the clubhouse posing with it..
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Thanks to Huisi Ah yi and Uncle KE for that video montage of Davis. We didn't screen it during the party as there was no projector and screen.. Still we love it very much..
I want to thank Sheena and Moey for letting me cook at their house and making it so messy and noisy till wee hours.. My other friends includes Shirley, Arlene, Kate and their hubbies. Thanks for accompanying and also helping me to do the food preparation..
Thanks Shirley for helping me to wash so many dishes and baking the cupcakes even though she's very pregnant now and still stayed till the end with us.
Thank you Arlene for making the Ang Ku Kueh, cause I was in a lazy mood to look at the instructions and recipe that Sheena had handwritten from the net even though I still had full bar of energy in me. The ang ku kueh taste great! Thanks for helping me to decorate the cupcakes and make it so wonderfully pretty.
Our Cute Mickey Mouse cupcakes
Thank Kate for helping me to fry the beehoon and also cracking up yellow jokes that made us laugh so much..
Thanks Moey for helping me to look after Davis all the time and running up and down to get things for me.
Thanks Juliet for helping me to set up the decoration as I was still very busy heating up the Ang Ku Kueh at the very last minutes and I still haven't bath yet.
Thanks Edwin for being our photographer and also doing up the decoration for us..
Thank to my hunny that accompanied me all this while hunting for the right birthday cake. I wasn't impressed with the very little selection of mickey mouse cake that local bakery offer and hence we search alot of places for the perfect one..
Our cake for Davis
Thank you my dear friends for helping me do the otah and many other things. Thank for staying up so late and still have to get up that early to continue with the cooking..
There are so many other people that I want to thank, sorry that I missed you.. I remembered.. Thank people, but I have no salary for you. Keekee.
And lastly, to all my guests. Thank you for spending this Saturday afternoon with us and also for the presents and red packets.
We are so blessed to have you guys celebrate Davis first birthday with us..
I'll upload more photos of Davis 1st Birthday in my facebook once I get them from our photographer, Edwin..
Keep a lookout people..
Monday, April 27, 2009
Venue: Adiamo Palm Valley
Date: 2nd May 2009
Dresscode: Parents are encourage to dress your kids in Mickey Mouse or Disney Characters outfits.
Expect to have loads of food and fun with us.
I can't wait for the day to come and hope to see you guys there..
Lots of Smooches
My rotting-at-home-time is coming to an end pretty soon. Just like 1 year ago, I gave birth to a most gorgeous boy, Davis Kwong on 7th May 08. Since after, my rotting time has turned into an extremely hectic and very tiring job that I have to be ready almost 24/7.
Davis on his part did what all babies have to do.. He grow up everyday, bit by bit.. He is now taller, stronger, heavier, noisier and very demanding on occasions. As for me, I became very fat but finally manage to get back to my pre-preg weight. A bit grouchy and short tempered sometimes. Must be the lack of proper sleep and entertainment..
Sometime before I end my stay in AZ, I'm going to do a post on the differences between Singapore and States.
My thoughts about my 2 years 9 months stay in Arizona.
Places that I've been during this period etc...
So stay tuned.. They should be coming in late August or after..
Sunday, April 26, 2009
His catch of the day.
$50 each, I want to faint le.
Our mindset is to go straight to the end of the store for that is where the clearance items are. These Chinese collar cotton shirt are now at $19.99 each. So hunny manage to get 2 of them at $42.88 in total. That I can accept..