Sunday, October 22, 2006

Happy Birthday Mummy!



Seeing mummy dolled up and daddy dressed up,
I knew something special was going on today.....

We were at Cafe Cartel; Marina Square....
It is Mummy's Birthday!!
Mummy & daddy had sumptious dinner....
and I had to stick with BREAD,
which is FREE plus FLOW!!
But, it wasn't all that bad,
at least it made me realised that dipping bread
into mushroom soup is a jolly good idea!!
I had a tasting of mummy's birthday cake....
It was this yummy, creamy, moist
New York Cheese Cake!!

Mum, when will it ever be my turn?!?

Busy on a LONG Train Ride

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

11 Months

Mummy say this will be the last month.....
Last month for the word "baby" to be used on me....
I am of 11 months old today...
Next month, I'll be 12 months old.....
Officially a toddler.....
Mummy say that being a toddler means that
I am a officially BIG BOY.....
I am so looking forward to that day,
as mummy and daddy has promised a party....
*wink* See, I told you,
when you pray hard enough to Ti Gong
sure got chance to sink those lovely pearlies
into chocolate chip cupcakes!!

My Accomplishment @ 11 Months:
1) I can put my hands to my mouth
and make wa-wa sound just like red Indians.....
2) I can put my hand to my mouth,
and do flying kiss without the *muack* sound yet.....
3) I can stand up from squatting
4) I can occasionally squat into a sitting position while standing.....
5) I can stand without support for 10 seconds,
and do wa-wa and clap hands at the same time..... *impressive hor*
6) I can make clicking sound with my tongue

That's all for this month.
Keep a look out for my stunning birthday invitations
in your emails....

Saturday, October 07, 2006

My name is Kim Sam Soon.....

Well, that's not really my name....
That's the name of the silly Korean drama
auntie Elaine is crazy about....
And, you know what?!?
She made me wear this silly "hat"...
We had a little goofy time after PlayDate...
The adults are laughing their stomach out...
by making a fool outta us....
SIGH.....
Oh GOD, get this stuff off me before any pretty gals pop by!!

Friday, October 06, 2006

Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节)



"The Mid-Autumn Festival; also known as the Mooncake Festival, falls on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month of the Lunar calendar, a date that parallels the Autumn Equinox of the solar calendar. At this time, the moon is at its fullest and brightest, marking an ideal time to celebrate the abundance of the summer's harvest. The traditional food of this festival is the moon cake, of which there are many different varieties.

The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the two most important holidays in the Lunar calendar, and is a legal holiday in several countries. Farmers celebrate the end of the summer harvesting season on this date.

Traditionally, on this day, Asian family members and friends will gather to admire the bright mid-autumn harvest moon, and eat moon cakes and pomeloes together. Brightly lit lanterns are often carried around by children." -Wikipedia

Mummy's Thoughts:
"Gazing at the moon, it just doesn't seemed as bright as the mid-autumn festivals of yesteryears.... It looked blurred and murky.... Sigh... Must be the haze!!


*looking at a small group of children having fun with lanterns, light sticks & sparkles* Isn't it so nice that such traditions are still passed down?!? It's heartwarming to see families bringing their children out with lanterns and big wide smiles across their kiddo's face....


I clearly remembered when I was very much younger.... The BEST mid-autumn festivals were celebrated with my cousins; Yen Jie Jie, Ah Pei, and Ah Lu.... We will climb onto the tall tower in the playground to get the best view of the celebrations organised by the RC. Without fail, every year, there will be this terrible competition on who can eat the most mooncake in a limited amount of time.... You'll see super UNGLAM people stuffing mooncakes into their mouth!! I always thought, " GOD, they better not choke on mooncake and die from it!!" Can you imagine explaining to St. Peters at the Pearly Gates of Heaven that you choked on mooncake and ended up there?!? I am sure, he'll tell him that he's lying and send him back to HELL!! Rahahahahaha.... With all our candles, we stick them one by one patiently onto the tower's rails.... and lighted them up. They all look so beautiful, just like ballerinas dancing under the clear moonlight.... We carried flimsy paper lanterns, we laughed and giggled the night away without worries....


*some funky music from a kid's lantern snapped me outta my thoughts* Nowadays, you see lanterns in all space, sizes and design... Some even have wired FUNKY tunes that doesn't go along with the "mid-autumn festival" theme.... Well, I guess nation progressing, so lanterns also MUST progress... Ah Boh lose out.... DuhZ... What a Kiasu nation we are?!?


We got Hiroshi this handmade lantern from Ipoh. It's amazing how Hiroshi plays with it.... He treats it as if he was walking a dog (well, maybe in this case walking a chicken) banging the lantern on the floor or flinging it all around him. It's a joy watching him do that... He's learning and exploring how to play with this "toy" in his own way..... Well, I guess this trend of handmade lanterns will be dying out soon if we continue to buy battery operated lanterns with some wired funky tunes which doesn't even co-ordinates with the theme.... I support going traditional. What about you?

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Express Travel Pte Ltd

You won't believe what we did this time round....
I called it Express Travel Pte Ltd.....
Daddy had 3 days off from work...
We (this time round we brought grandma along.....)
travelled from Singapore to Johor Bahru,
Johor Bahru to KL,
KL to Ipoh,
and from Ipoh to Singapore....
Isn't that alot to accomplish in 3 days?!?
I am so proud of you daddy!!

We went up to KL to visit our new baby cousin; Mikki.
Isn't she such a sweetie?!?
*nudge* daddy, I also want a baby brother or sister to play with!!



These pictures were taken at Restaurant 1919, Ipoh Garden East, Ipoh.
(Directly opposite Tesco)
This yummy eatery is recommended by yi ku ma....
The atmosphere is nice, it throws you back in time, the food is okay....
BUT, the service is EXCELLANT! You should go try it for yourself.....
good food + good company + good service = a happy hiroshi
Isn't that a perfect equation?!?

That's me looking exhuasted from the Express Travel holiday.
I am sleeping on my make shift bed;
Blankies on the floor board of Uncle Chong's spacious Serena car....
Night night, Sleep tight, Dun let the blankie bugs bite.....
I am already looking forward about my next travel adventures!

Oh, before I forget. Happy Childrens' Day!
May all the children in the world live in peace and harmony.
Let there be no sorrows, no worries and no pain.....
Only laughters of carefree children flooding up the streets.....