Monday, December 31, 2007

2 Generations, 1 Bouncer....

That's is Sophia mei mei with Alice jie jie's  new baby; Thomas....
Alice jie jie is our cousin....
so, that make little baby Thomas our nephew!!
I can feel those "uncle" winkles creeping outta my skin!!
I need mummy's "look-young" magic potion; SK||!!

Sophia & Thomas sharing a Giant Blue Bouncer



back posting: 31 Dec 2007

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Away from home.........

*mummy's rumblings*

I used to think I meant the whole world to my baby boy.....
And I thought he could not live one night away from me.....
I was totally WRONG!!

The whole jing gang came over to spring us a surprise visit....
Which include, 
1) My third sister-in-law Peggy. her hubby,
 and her 3 kids Joey, Rachel, and Christine
2) My second sister-in-law Linda,
this was like special guest appearance, 
as she came all the way from Ipoh!!
3) Niece Alice, her hubby, and her 3 kids, 
Andrew , Heng Heng, and Thomas....

Hiroshi usually have hell lotsa fun when they visit!!
And, he would also be very disappointed and upset when they leave...

so let's cut the long grandmama story short.....
It was time for them to go.....
A very comical Hiroshi quickly ran to this room 
to get his shirt and pants,
came out and shouted SHIRT!! SHIRT!!
When he realised that no was helping his with his shirt,
He quickly grab his trolley school bag, ran to the gate,
and shouted SHOE!! SHOE!!
No one was helping him with his shoes either.....
We were all busy giggling at him....

I urge my third sister-in law Peggy 
to bring him back to JB with them....
Her 3 daughters were over the moon upon hearing that....
Unfortunately, She did not want to run the risk 
of having a toddler, with inconsolable crying at bedtime 
looking for his mummy!!
So, I shut the gates and wave good bye to them....
Hiroshi turned pouted and refused to say his good byes....
The more they said good bye to him....
The more tears I see swelling up in his eyes!!

Then my second-in-law Linda came back for him.....
You could see the instant change in his mood and reactions....
He changed into his shirt and pant with no complains...
I packed his Elmo trolley bag,
with milk powder, bottles, water bottle, 
diapers, clothes and his security balnkie....
He pulled his trolley bag and shouted SHOE!! SHOE!!
So we helped him with his shoes and OFF he goes....
Saying good byes to ME
and throwing KISSES to ME!!

So I thought to myself, maybe he will fuss 
when he notice that I am not there to put him in bed.

The worried mum constant sms 
to Alice to find out how his little baby was coping?!?
Only to be replied, 

So..... My little baby boy is not such a "baby" after all huh?!?

Oh well.... Maybe kids can really accomplish 
much much more than we expect of them,

so maybe as parents we should put the stigma of,
"nah, he can't do it!"
"He's too young for it"
behind us.
and start BELIEVING and TRUSTING our kids abilities....

Thus, giving them INDEPENDENCE.....

Chris Lee gor gor bought this mini cooper for Hiroshi

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Ang Mo Christmas Dinner @ Sha Villa

*mummy's rumbling*
I couldn't remember when was the last time
I had formal ANG MO sit down dinner.
It is either the the "disease" call FORGETFULNESS
I got from 2 pregnancies,
OR it has really been a LONG LONG TIME!!

Sitting down in the restaurant at Sha Villa,
Only 2 thoughts came to my mind....
1. How beautiful!! This was the place
Kitson and myself were pronounced husband and wife!!
Many great memories flooded in.....
2. Wah!! So many forks, spoons, and knife.....
What is for what liao arr?!?!? *panic*

Nevertheless, dinner went on "romantically"
with two kids beaming BRIGHTLY as
Candle Lights?!? or maybe Light Bulbs.

soup: califlower with spinich

Main: Seabass with Sweet Potato

Main: Turkey Breast

Desert: Can't remember the FANCY NAME!!

Close Up of Fancy Desert

Family Picture in the Restaurant

Sophia slurping on Soup

Monday, December 10, 2007

Scaling New Heights

Mummy says I have the potential to be in
COMMANDO UNIT when i grow up....
What do you think?

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Happy 6th Months old Sophia mei mei.....

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Happy 6th months Sophia mei mei....
This day marks a very important day in mummy's life.
she has successfully breastfed mei mei for 6 months.....

*Mummy's Rambling*
Breast milk used to nourish babies all around the world for many centuries,
BUT, with the introduction of formula milk in more developed countries,
we were constantly challenged on our beliefs that Breast is BEST.
With formula milk companies competing with one another
to get as close as breast milk,
adding SA, AA, ARA, DHA, Immunofortis, Choline.....
and the list goes on.....
and on...
and on...
Unfortunately, NONE of them could produce BREAST MILK!!
NOT even anywhere close to it!!

so, what's the biggy about BREAST MILK!!
You might want to read and decide for yourselves:
(click on the following link)

so..... Now that I have convinced you that BREAST is BEST....

These are some very good webbies and forums I frequent:
LLL(La Leche League): This is an amazing forum!!
All these people talk about everyday is practically just BREAST FEEDING!!
SingaporeMotherhood: Another forum....
Mainly A-Z about motherhood...
Breast Feeding buddies that has supported me mentally!!
KellyMom: Great information about Breast Feeding.
Dr Jack Newman: This has to be the BEST pediatrician....
He advocates Breast Feeding!!
And, his videos are so comprehensive!!
Die, die MUST WATCH!!

Journey on Breast Feeding:
1. Eat lotsa papaya when you are pregnant.
(weather it is a scam or not..... I never did find out....
BUT, I had abandance of breast milk even through pregnancy....
so, no harm trying right!!
Anyway, fruits is good for pregant women who always run the risk of constipation
2. Green Papaya Threadfin Soup
soup with a comnination of Green Papaya, Threadfin fish, dried octopus,
ginger, sesame oil, and peanuts.
I have this throughout pregnancy and coinfinement....
Instant milk booster!!
3. Sashimi
oh well, a reason to indulge!!
Great for milk supply and plenty of DHA!!
4. 1st 6 weeks: TOTAL LATCH ON
NO bottles, NO pacifier!!
Latch baby whenever neccssary.
6. Good Eletrical BREAST PUMP
If you are returning to work, a eletrical breast pump might be ideal....
We don't want to be slaves to breast pumps that take forver to pump or assemble!!
Medela Pump in Style is a good investment!

Friday, November 30, 2007


That means Absent Without Leave in army term.....
Nah.... We did not AWOL....
It just so happened that our laptop and camera went to Moscow WITHOUT US!!
Yes, you heard us right!!

So, therefore no updates on my colourful life. *smiles*

To all my faithful readers who had been religiously checking on my blog....
Thank you for your support....
and, I hope you guys did not miss me too much....
*thick skin*

Okay, now the explanation on how my 2 most important possession
ended up in Moscow:

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Delicious Chicken Kebab!!
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Wives of the 3 Tenors?!? 
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Saturday, November 24, 2007


**Mummy's rambling....**
I'm not really a big fan of cakes and chocolates,
But tiramisu is definitely one of the exceptions....
In fact I have only tried it once in Rome, Italy
The birthplace of tiramisu
and I fell in love with it instantly.....
The creamy rich texture infused with alcohol......
Aww.... you'll love it!!

It will definitely PICK YOU UP (that's the meaning of tiramisu!!),
even when you're feeling the blues.....

So Donny and myself set out to make ourself a Tiramisu!!
And you know what?!?!
It's delicious!!
 (which I only dared to proclaim after test tasting by several master tester!!!)

Overview of cake
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Cross Section of cake
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Saturday, November 17, 2007

Valery's Birthday Party

We attended Valery's Birthday Party, at Downtown East Chalet....

Seeing DOUBLE?!?!
Nah! It's just me and my BEST buddy Malc!!
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Valery and Hiroshi
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Who's Holding Who's hand?!?!
Make a GUESS....
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Happy Daddy, Happy Sophia
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Oh, it also happened to be daddy & mummy's wedding anniversary too
Happy Anniversary Honeybear....
(that's what mummy used to call daddy before I came along. Now it's mostly...Oii)
Mummy: I am looking forward to many good years to come.
I love you and the kids!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Happy Birthday Hiroshi!!

One day, Hirsoshi came back from school,
he was clapping his hands and singing happy birthday to you....
(and of course 1/2 the time he couldn't get the words right!!
it was more like ha... hmmmmmmmm.... TO YOU!! ha... hmmmmmmm TO YOU!!
but, neverthless, I did understand him...)
So I felt that he either enjoyed his classmate's birthday parties...
OR he understands the importance of the day....

and therefore, we decided to celebrate his 2nd birthday in school....

Many people told me that they are just kids,
they wouldn't be able to understand the importance of the day!!
So Chin Chey will do lah!!
I personally felt that it is not true after all....
My best birthday had to be when i was about 2 or 3 year old....
Many aunties and uncles flock in with huge presents....
and the party food was GREAT!!
I also clearly remembered the terrible tasting BLACK FOREST CAKE
my mum got me for my 5th birthday....
(up to date, I still DETEST the taste of it!!)
And the beautiful 2 tier cake I got on my 6th Birthday....
(and it was 2 tier BECAUSE my sister and I celebrated our birthday together!!
And mind you, her birthday is a month away from mine!!)

So I set out to plan Hiroshi's birthday...
(in fact, I started planning many months ago!!)
I wanted it to be as perfect as can be!!
(*occupational hazard* I used to be a event planner,
so everything was to be tip top, there are no room for mistakes!!)
From cakes to party packs....
I want it to be memorable!!

And now, I present to you the BIG day.....

Cupcakes baked with Love (mama brand *smiles*)
Theme: Racing Cars
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Close Up Sugar Crafts:
(racing cars & drivers)
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(teddy bear that holds the "finish" flag)
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(mouse candle holder)
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(doggy fan supporter- this is my fav.)
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(cow fan supporter)
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Hiroshi Singing the Happy Birthday Song.....
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101 ways to eat a Cupcake:
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Hiroshi giving out goodie bags:
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Girls admiring their goodie bags:
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Happy faces upon reciving goodie bags:
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Contents of goodie bag:
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A happy Hiroshi with his presents:
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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Scoring Brownies Points.....

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Chewy chocolate brownie, incorporated with pine nuts and marshmallow....
Topped with chocolate fudge....
Served with premium Häagen-Dazs coffee flavoured ice cream.....
Doesn't that sound like brownies they serve up there in heaven?!?

Monday, November 05, 2007

Tagged by Judy.....

Meme: 5 Things

A. Found in my room
1. TV + DVD player+ DVDs & VCDs-
This one is solely for hiroshi to watch his DVDs and VCDs
2. Computer-
My most prized procession... My Apple G5!!
3. Flash Cards-
I have tons of it lying around,
But i never get to FLASH.... coz I am too lazy!! *guilty*
4. Toys Lying everywhere-
That's Hiroshi's most prized prosession.... cars, cars and MORE CARS!!
5. Honeywell Air Purifier-
With Hiroshi attending ChildCare, and bringing back all the "si beh tok gong" germs.....
We wanted to minimised the spread of germs at home,
so we invested in a good air purifier....

B. I have always wanted to
1. Loose some weight... *ahem* especially around the tummy region....
2. Be able to bake a decent SPONGE CAKE!! I fail all the time!!
3. Do some form of business....
5. Be a good mummy and Wife

C. Found in my Bag
1. Mobile Phone
2. Digital camera
3. Keys
4. Coin Pouch
5. Easy Link Card & ATM card & IC

D. Found in my Wallet
**I dun carry wallet around anymore!!**

E. I am currently into
I am sure everybody has NOTICED...
2. Cooking better meals-
It gives me great pleasure when Hiroshi signs GOOD whenever he eats homecooked food.
3. Surfing the web for great recipe-
If you have any good site do let me know.... thanks!!
4. Blogging-
Great way to preserve memories
5. Breastfeeding-
Breast is BEST.... So , I am trying hard to give Sophia the BEST and nothing less.

5 Candidates to Tag
1. JoJo (Javier's mummy)
2. April (Jovial's mummy)
3. Mich (Athan's mmmy)
4. Lynette (Xavier's mummy)
5. Aprilpinky (Ziyu's mummy)

Friday, November 02, 2007

What are little girls made of?!?

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Sugar and Spice and all things nice....
That's what little girls are made of.....

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Baking Fever with Aunties!!

(montage from Auntie LuLu's webbie)

A well spent Sunday with Aunties.....
(*ahem* and Grand Aunties, and cousins.......)
Made Tiramisu
and Chocolate Cupcakes topped with white chocolate frosting
and decorated with colourful M&Ms....

YES.... That little mouse on the cupcake
is mummy's fondant sugar craft....
Looks pretty decent for a 1st timer!!! Muahahahaha.....

Monday, October 22, 2007

Happy Birthday Mummy!!

We celebrated mummy's birthday at Vivo City.....

1st stop to mummy's favourite japanese restruant;
Aji by Hanabi
delicious yummy japanese buffet,
and I get to eat my fill for FREE!!

Then to coffee beans, to rest and relax one corner...

Then to Häagen-Dazs.....
Mummy had New York Brownies....
with "chocolate chocolate chips" and "cookies and cream" ice cream
The lovely warm taste of browines still lingers in mummy's mouth!!
Thumbs up!! MUST TRY!!

Finally, Food Republic food court for toast box's
mee siam and traditional kaya toast for dinner.....

What a happy happy belly for mummy's happy happy birthday!!

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Daddy & mummy @ Vivo city's Water Play Area

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Daddy & Sophia @ Coffee Beans

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Mummy & Sophia @ Coffee Beans

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Mummy & Hiroshi @ Aji by Hanabi
Backposting: 20th October 2007

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Asian Banana Cake & Pineapple Tarts

Being a devoted taoist,
Daddy usually have offerings of
apples, oranges, pineapples and bananas for the Gods....
on most of the 1st and 15th of the lunar month....

Many times, these fruits were given away,
as we cannot FINISH them ourselves....

But this time round,
Mummy made some really yummy treats from the fruits.....
Another of Mummy's 1st attempt:
Moist Asian Banana Cake with Pine Nuts

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If you get to know mummy long enoff,
you"ll know that she is a pefectionist FREAK in tiny details....
Daddy commented that our pineapple tart's filling
(the ones we made in Alice jie jie's place)
has no OMPH!!
So, instead of the usual prepacked fillings,
Mummy made the pineapple fillings from scratch!!
It was worth all the effort, It really tasted BETTER....
The only problem was....
Mummy SUCKS at cutting pineapple!!
She looks like she was wreslting with the pinapple!!
Let's hope practise makes perfect!!

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Saturday, October 06, 2007

New Kids On The Block.....

New Kids On The Block:
Hua Xia International Pte Ltd
Punggol Plaza #02-09
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This newly open establishment is what I call
catering for punggol residence "needs"....
As a new estate, I often see many new parents,
with adorable babies and children hanging around this mall.
BUT..... The down side about this mall is that there is NO nursery,
even simple task like changing diapers is a BIG PROBLEM....
as, I personally feel that the toilet
where there is diaper changing facilities are SUPER filthy!!
Okay.... let's stop bitching about the terrible mall.....
This is what Sophia did for today;
This is where they put funnie looking inflated rings around your neck,
Make you dip into water, which is 35-37 degree celcius,
and massage you in the water.....
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Infant Massage
So, what do you think?!?
Treatment fit for a pincess like Sophia!! (",)

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Oh, They offer haircut service too!!
Where they put you on kiddy ride cars baber chair,
Personal Mini LCD television playing kid's central....

BUT... None of all these gimmick works for Hiroshi...

He was bawling throughout the haircut!!