Saturday, August 30, 2008

Mr and Mrs Wilson Chan.....

"Will you love her, comfort her, 
honour and keep her in sickness and in health 
and forsaking all others, be faithful to her, 
so long as you both shall live?"

"I DO!!"

These words rang in my mind the whole afternoon...
Fond memories of my own wedding came back to me....
*sweet smile*

How pretty is that,
for 2 different people to come together....
accepting one another,
and living together......

that's the magic word.
They say LOVE conquers all....
and I am sure it does.....

I love the man that I married
4 years, 9 months, 3 weeks & 6 days ago....

I am thankful for the 2 beautiful children we have.....
(and maybe more to come......)

Congratulation Lucretia and Wilson....
You're finally husband and wife!

Made with Love...
Devil's food Cake
with cream cheese frosting
topped with strawberry
(as per requested by the bride)
The cupcake stand is DIY-ed too!
Pretty neat isn't it?!?

I lived with this bunch of cousins for 5 years of my life!
I can only say that I am a tad closer to them
L to R: Lucretia; the bride,
 (look how much she is beaming with joy 
after signing her卖身契.)
(My teacher always asked her 
to report my DAILY bad behavior to my auntie....
She is the smarter one....
Sharon; the老大,
(she was the one that taught me patiently 
how to tie the bow on my doll's dress when I was just 7!!!
I doubt she remember it though!)
My auntie,
(OVERJOYED to have married off a daughter!)
Jaden; Sharon's 1st born

Sophia, Jaden and Hiroshi,
Basking in the HOT sun!!

Hmm... Nice bunch of flowers!
Just the right size for me....
and it matches my pretty dress!!

Hmm.... It smells so NICE!!!

Would you like to have it?!?

RSAF; Paya Lebar Air Base Open House....

We macham 跑歌台 loh!
Right after the wedding we headed straight to the
RSAF, Paya Lebar Air Base Open House....

It was to be not a such good decision....
Sophia was snoring under the harsh hot sun....
and Hiroshi was tired and cranky....

we managed to view some exciting flying machines upclose!


The ultimate F16!!
Hiroshi wanted to sit in the cockpit....
but to do that we have to join a long winding Q,
which would probably take 1 hour plus
just to sink our butts in the cockpit....
Sorry darling.... Mummy had to disappoint you...
We were not going to Q in that HEAT!

Daddy: These were the planes that does 
all the amazing acrobatic stuns every national day......
Mummy: Wah! You mean the plane so BIG ONE ARR!!
On television look so small woh!!
*piak forehead*

Friday, August 29, 2008

She ain't heavy, She's my sister!

Teacher's Day Celebration

I am a true believer that Teacher's Day is IMPORTANT.
It is the day we show special appreciation
to these ANGELS for educating & caring for our kids;

Some people in certain forums 
even argued that they are PAID to do the job....
why give them so much credit?
why come out with a special day?
why $pend money?
no need to APPRECIATE lah?!?!?

I felt at times they really need that recognition...
That pat on the back...
for a job well done!
I think teachers have undertaken a noble career path!
Can you imagine being STUCKED in a roomful of 2-3 year olds....?
(heard of terrible 2 & horrible 3 `stage' of a toddler?)
Who still have difficulties expressing themselves,
throwing tantrums,
still pee-ing and poo-ing in their diaper....
for a solid 4 hours everyday....
I dunno about you but I will definitely go MAD....!

These were the gifts for our beloved teachers on their special day
* Freshly Baked Homemade Muffins *

Daddy also got some chocolates from Zurich as gifts

Hiroshi's finger printing on the card cover

Our Message to the dedicated teachers

Class Photo

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Happy Birthday Jeanie

The room was screaming in Hello Kitty decoration....
abit too sweet for a macho guy like me....
But, I think mei mei would like it!

We celebrated Jeanie's mei mei birthday at Seletar Country Club.
The place is posh, pretty and the service staff were efficient!
(thank god mummy decides to dress up, look good for the event....
rather than appearing in her lok kok Flip Flop!!)

And as for me.....
I finally have a new definition of SMART CASUAL....
That was what mummy dress me in;
Bottom; CASUAL
*roll on floor laughing*

Jeanie mei mei with the super *ka-wa-iiii* Hello Kitty Cake!!

Mummy, Jeanie mei mei and Auntie elaine

Me, *ahem* My MIL; Auntie Karen, mummy, mei mei

I truly enjoyed myself in the party!!
Thank you for the invitation!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Curry Favour ME.......

Curry Favour
Stamford House
(nearby City Hall Mrt Station)

Mummy, me and SLEEPING mei mei!!

Mummy and daddy like the light dressing on the salad....
I simply just love the CORN!!

Curry Katsu
Nothing beats freshly deep fried pork cutlet!
They tasted SUPER!!
but, the curry soso nia.....

Soft Shell Crab Curry
soso nia....

meimei slept THROUGHOUT dinner!!

Final verdict: Food is nothing much to shout about.
But the service is FANTASTIC!!
Service was prompt and proactive....
Every waitress were happy to serve!
*service with a smile*
Very kiddy friendly,
they even had a sippy cup for me!

Shopping at Raffles City after dinner:
I want to be a race car driver!!
I am going nuts about cars!!

mei mei eating yogourt....
Is she enjoying it or not?!?!

Rain rain go away......

I am one parent that advocate
children should learn through experiences,
because I simply feel that they learn BEST
when they get to do things themselves.....

I brought Sophia out in the rain....
Singing the rain rain go away song....
We did it twice....

Then one day when we were having lunch,
she pointed out of the window and told me RAIN!
I was once again left speechless!

Sophia playing with puddles of water after rain....

Monday, August 18, 2008

Olive and Areoplane.....

Auntie Ivy came over for a visit....
We had Delifrance for dinner....
Auntie Ivy and I shared salad with one another....
Auntie Ivy only want vegetables and I only want OLIVES...
Perfect combination!!
We spend an evening with.....
Countless NG of "auntie IVY, please pick up the phone!!"
for auntie Ivy's latest coolest ringtone....
and my "Angmoish" singing of 三只老虎
that send waves of giggles from mummy and auntie Ivy!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Sour Lemon!

Obviously Lemon is SOUR!!
But, Sophia didn't know until till she tried it.....

Sunday, August 10, 2008

I Love Sophia mei mei!

It warms my heart to see them getting along so well.....
Hiroshi feeding Sophia dinner (",)

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Am I hallucinating......

OR Is she really Reading?!?!?!?

Please let me know......

Lesson C

I thank friends and relatives that kept me
on my lesson plans with the kids....

Concern friends and relatives pop by on MSN asking me.....

Here you go
a short update on what we have done so far:

1) Pussy cat, Pussy cat where have you been??!!?
(video will be upload later)

2) Story telling: The hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
I've made a sock puppet caterpillar...
to munch up the stuffs the caterpillar eats....
and Hiroshi loves it to BITS!!
*Don't ask me why my caterpillar is BROWN....
coz that's the ONLY nice LONG SOCKS I've got!!*

3) C for capsicum stamping

4) C for celery stamping

5) Mini flash cards 2" *3"
It is a long tedious process making these flash cards....
But, it is all worth it when I see Sophia enjoying it!!

Sophia is SELF FEEDING!!

Back Posting: 26 June 2008

I've shove this video in some folder and forgot all about it!
How could I?!?!?!
It is such an IMPORTANT milestone!!
Sophia is self feeding!

The serious independent streak in Sophia sometimes drives me nuts!
She kicks up a storm if she does not get her bowl and spoon at meal time!!
Sigh.... More cleaning up work for a lazy mum!

Happy NAtional DAy!

Finally, it's the time of the year....
A time to re-evaluate ourselves as CITIZEN of Singapore....
Time to ask....
What have you CONTRIBUTED to being a Singaporean!

3 years has  passed since my decision.....
to stay at home and nurture my kids,
aka the "future generations of SINGAPORE"......
Alright, I admit it! I'm not that noble lah!

I resigned after doing some calculations AND
I don't see any point in working!

Plying between Orchard & Punggol in a packed MRT 
was tedious & tiring.
Imagine having to do it every single day!

- And it ain't cheap having your lunch & dinner downtown - 
for a FREAKING SALARY of only $1500! It just doesn't make $ense

On top of that, 
INFANT CARE expenses is almost an extortion!!
I really cannot understand how feeding, cleaning,
and bouncing the baby on the bouncer whole day 
can cost SO MUCH!!

You don't need a calculator to do the sums.....
The answers were all there, staring blankly at me!

I am just thankful that I have a very supportive husband,
that supports whatever decisions I've made!

SO, after deciding to resign, what's next?!?
Friends started to envy me thinking my life must be damn shiok!
No need to work....just stay at home and shake leg,
and hubby bring back money for me to SPEND!!

`Stay-at-Home Moms'....
I call myself a `Stay-at-Home Maid'!
I serve master, young master, and little missy!
Not to mention the dreaded household chores!
My friends usually laugh it off and thought I was joking

The problem is I AM NOT!!

My work hours knows no boundaries,
 I started work from the wee mornings till late hours at night 
performing my duties diligently without complain or fuss....
(*okay lah.... sometimes grumble a bit lah....
I am HUMAN afterall....
made from flesh and blood!!*)
and when the kids are not feeling well...
my shift is from midnight to midnight! 

Even I'm starting to envy our next door maria's life!
At least she is protected by labour law!

(God, there's even some `brilliant' 
but despicable people out there 
who wrote to voice their disapproval about
 Stay-at-Home Moms 
getting some relief from the government!
It's a waste of taxpayer money they said.
How on earth can someone be so self centred?
How about those with autistic kids or Down Syndrome?
Spared any thoughts or concern for them?

Would that `brilliant' someone even consider such situations 
or other difficulties 
that Stay-At-Home Moms are facing 
before they open their big mouth?
Does it hurt to keep quiet?? )

I used to be very proud of Singapore,
I remembered clearly that during my school days...
I was one of those who would recite the pledge with PRIDE...
and sang the national anthem loudly....
EVEN up to secondary school!!
I could have swore no one else was doing that....
coz it is just so NOT COOL!
(I was one of those Gundu Samy brainwashed students!!)

BUT, today,
I am sad to say that my pride of being a Singaporean 
took a DOWNTURN.
Many things had happened that changed my perception....
Maybe it is how my once beloved Singapore 
evolved to be more developed.....
People call it progress....

I think Singaporeans have become 
more self centered and less compassionate
At times I just don't feel the warmth & friendly gestures anymore!

I tried to instill good values in my kids,
-Like holding the lift for some uncles or aunties 
RUNNING to catch the lift....
(some people will just SHUT the lift on you!)

-thanking people who held the lifts for us....
(I hate it when people just walk off  
without showing any sense of appreciation. 
Was I invisible? Was I a lift attendant?)

-waiting for people to alight from the train first...
(and we were always left behind 
when those behind us started to RUSH into the train)

-greeting people and saying good bye to everyone he sees, 
from Bangladeshi workers to those with disabilities!

Sometimes I wonder if I continue to instill such values,
  will my kids lose out in this competitive land known as Singapore?
is where other Singaporeans 
would just push, grab, and shove to get what they want!

Singaporeans are being programmed 
to be Kiasu, Kiasi, Kia Lau Kui.....
by our beloved government 
in the name of progress & being competitive.
What's the point of slogans & campaigns 
on being a gracious & compassionate society?

To be gracious, to be compassionate....
will our government 
take the first step & lead by example?...
instead of NATO (No Action Talk Only)

I opt for a more gracious and compassionate society....
what about you?!?

Friday, August 08, 2008

08.08.08 Huat, Huat, Huat!

Olympics opens in Beijing today....
But, seriously.... Do you think I really care much for that?!?

I am not even bothered to know even if Singapore
will even stand a chance to win a gold, silver or even bronze medal
in any events....

I've got more important pressing issues to settle.....

I've got my tickets....
Have you?!!?!?

Professional Baby Sitters....

Back Posting: 02 August 2008


Christine; age 10
Special Abilities: Carry Sophia mei mei with 1 hand,
make a peace sign with the other hand
*si beh tok gong*

Drum Lessons.....

Back Posting: 02 August 2008

We look like a great rock & roll band! Don't we?!?

Good try daddy!
BUT, you seem a little OVER AGE
to join our rock & roll band....

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Kite Flying

This is something I've always wanted to do....

This time it is for real....
We go fly kite!

I finally get to fly the kite daddy got from Ipoh
many donkey months ago!!
Isn't that great!

Unfortunately, my happiness was short lived.....

This is what happened:

Daddy: Nowadays kites so easy to fly one arr?!?!?
Mummy: Why?!? No challenge arr??!!?
Daddy: No challenge one.... Go up so easily!!
Mummy: Wait cannot fly up..... You sure malu to death!!
Daddy: Arrgh...... *kites comes CRASHING DOWN*
Mummy: Ai yah!! malu boh!

That's it....
Our kite got damaged....
And we were forced to take our injured dragonfly back home.....

Mummy promise another kite flying session
when we nurse our dragonfly back to good health.....
I seriously wonder how many months later will that be....