Archive for March, 2007

Papa, Tags

Tag: My Other Half

I got tagged on this meme by Jazzmint (again?!) and Jessie. You can have a look at their entries here and here. Hmm… why did I marry hubs? For your information, I got to know him through SIL#1, who was my housemaid back in Melbourne. I became friends with her there and I became friends with him when I came back to KL.

1. Baru (Malay: just) come back from overseas, single and not working yet… so where to meet guys wor. Before start work already he straight away grab me liao, other guys no chance lorrr *hahaha*.

2. I think I have a habit of going for the silent type, and he’s totally quiet… totally!

3. He sells pork, by marrying him I have have unlimited supply of meat (?) *hahaha*

4. When we were dating, he would come and fetch me from my house.. quite lumm lah, that time. Now ah, you wish lah!

5. He loves to eat, I love to eat… together-gether we eat everywhere.

6. I think he trusts me because he never say no to what I wanna do, but of course, until now nothing major or life/death matter laa

7. I love his family. Very easy-going family, no pressure most times.

8. His sister (SIL#1) helped to promote him… and I got hooked.

9. He loves me (hopefully for who I am).

10. I love him for who he is.


Blogger Power: Safeguard the Web for Children

blogger power logo(Picture taken from here.)

I got tagged by Jazzmint. This is one tag which I don’t mind doing and it’s easy, just copy and paste. Though easy, be assured that I am 100% behind this campaign. P*rnography sites are everywhere these days, even when you’re doing a simple search on the internet, many tend to pop up if your browser do not manage to filter them out and block them. I think for webmasters to do a simple password-protect on these sites is not too much to ask. Therefore…

A Request To All Webmasters Of Adult Sites:

Please require a password-protected login before allowing even free access to explicit adult content. We understand that selling porn is your business and we respect your right to make a legal living. But understand our legitimate concerns and work with us. You already have the “warning adult content” on your websites. Yet kids, who are not legal customers of your product, ignore the warning. So to prevent them from having direct access to explicit images, texts and sounds, the simplest way is to have a password-protected login. No more “free tours” before a visitor supplies basic information.

Ivan, Scrapbook

Little Photographer

birdie alert
Ivan’s discovered photography. One evening while we were hanging out in the bedroom before bedtime, I took out my camera to camwhore the kids. Ivan saw it and insisted to take pictures. The above are some ramdon shots from the many he took that night.

He goes *snap* *snap* *snap* then, “Ivan want to shee-shee”. And I went and took the potty for him. Mana tau (Malay: little did I know) he went and snap a picture of the potty. While I was busying myself putting away the potty, my mum told me Ivan just snapped a picture of his birdie. I was like, “What?!”. And when I reviewed the pictures in the camera, I totally flipped and was laughing uncontrollably as he really took a picture of his birdie from the top angle *LOL*.

The next night, he insisted in taking pictures again. Many many shots of Izac, some focused, some not so. But I guess practice makes perfect, huh?

Health, Izac, Ramblings, Tags

Assorted Updates

Wow.. been quite busy for this past week. I’m such a bad blogger sometimes, but thing is I have tonnes on my mind. When I finally get my butt down and want to do some serious journaling, my mind goes blank. *duh!* Anyway, some random updates.

Blogger’s Gathering
I’m so paiseh (Hokkien: embarrassed) to say that I was the last to arrive at California Pizza Kitchen on Sunday. I swear I was on time! It was the kids who made me late!!! *looks accusingly at the kids who are now asleep*

*hahaha* Well, back to the main point. It’s been ages since I went to such a gathering, I think the last one must have been my first one at Milwaukee Steak House with Egghead and the gang. Still, no difference for me as I felt quite awkward and a little shy *teehee*. And since I was the last to arrive, I did not get enough time to mingle around. It was nice to see familiar faces and try to match them to their those seen daily in their respective blogs. Kinda like “match the face to the blog”. By the time everyone finished their lunch, the kids were kind of getting cranky and most of them were just waiting to go off to lala-land. So, nothing much to say except…… when is the next meet up?!

Izac is Sick
Izac got the fever yesterday so I took a day off from work. He had quite a bad fever towards dawn and he wasn’t sleeping well at all, was tossing and turning the whole night. So off we went to the doctor’s and got him some medication, he is much much better today and the fever seemed to have subsided. It could be due to teething?

Tags, Tags and More Tags
OMG… I think I might have a magnet stuck to me that attracts tags. Let me count them for you one by one…
1. Jazzmint tagged me on “Protect Our Children on the Internet
2. Jazzmint tagged me on “My Other Half
3. Nadia tagged me on “Pop Culture” thingy
4. Jessie tagged me on “My Other Half” again
5. Chooi Peng tagged me on “Where Do I Want to Go?
*prays for no more tags* Err… owe you all first ah.

OKay, I guess that’s about it for now. And oh, I met Sasha for lunch today *hehehe*. Just had to include that.


I is…

5 minutes ago…

Mommy: “Ivan, afterwards we go gai-gai okay, see your baby friends.”
Ivan: “I is (am) a big boy.”

Mommy: “Oh, then you want to see your baby friends or not?”
Ivan: “Doe-wan (don’t want).”

Mommy: “Then you wanna see your big friends or not? Soooooo many big friends there.”
Ivan: “Yah.”

This boy ah… we’re going off to the Mini Bloggers Gathering and to see Julian and his family in KLCC. Wonder why kids like to say I is…

Family, Scrapbook, Special Occasions

Mah-Mah’s 55th

pyjama-clad dinner-goers(Click here for layout & credits.)

Yesterday, at the last minute, SIL#1 called up and asked if I’d like to join them for dinner as it’s MIL’s 55th birthday. Initially, I declined as I thought it would be a death-wish going with 2 kids and no maid (the last temp just left yesterday, it’s a long story, will write about it later).

So after thinking over for just a minute, since they were going to make it easier for me by coming up to Klang (kids are staying with my mum), I said okay but I would only be bringing Ivan. With that being done, I went in search of some clothes for the boy to wear for this outing and what do I find? None… nada… zip… no gai-gai clothes available. Maria (the temporary maid) did not pack any gai-gai clothes for them from home. Aigh… how laa?

Being a fickle minded person, in the midst of searching for the clothes, I decided to risk it and bring Izac too. It’s my MIL’s birthday after all, and I’m sure she would like to see both her grand children instead of just Ivan. What to do but dress them in their best pyjamas (as if there’s such a thing as best pyjamas *LOL*). In the meantime, I called SIL#2 to ask her to bring their clothes since she’s coming from there.

So when I reached there, the restaurant’s situated at the new Citibank building in Klang (didn’t get the name of this place), I saw that it was quite deserted, not many occupied stores yet. So I thought, “What the heck… just go in like this lah.” And so my kids went for dinner in their pyjamas. Err… you must be thinking, Wah… lazy mommy stikes again!” *hahaha*.

Now, please tell me, have you ever let your kids go to dinners in pyjamas? Wonder what other people thought of them when they see them in pyjamas *LOL*… must be thinking what kind of mom they have…


Tag: 5 Wishes by a Parent for Her Children

My 3rd tag for today. 3rd and last one, Still wondering why kena tag 3 times consecutively yesterday? This one’s tagged by Jazzmint.

1. I wish for them to be healthy and active.
2. I wish for them to be wise and learn only the good things in life.
3. I wish for them to be great brothers and to look out for each other always.
4. I wish for them to be good persons and help those who are worse off than themselves (to certain extent laaa).
5. Last but not least, I wish that they’ll be filial to us when we get old.

Got tonnes more wishes, but I guess cannot be tham sim. Not tagging anyone, I think I got this tag quite late already.


Tag: A - Z

Second tag of the day. Luckily my kids are taking an afternoon nap, if not maybe skip *hahaha*. No-lah Annie, sure do your tag wan

[A is for age]: The year of Snake, this year mou tak zhow liao lorr, guess-lah.

[B is for booze of choice]: Beer & Red Wine.

[C is for career]: Kicimiau in the office only.

[D is for your most dreaded]: Sickness & Death.

[E is for essential item you use everyday]: My computer.

[F is for favorite song at the moment]: The Reason by Hoobastank.

[G is for favorite games]: Whatever games Ivan is into at the moment… “Mommy, play fighting with Iwen!!”

[H is for Hometown]: Kuala Lumpur.

[I is for indulgence]: Full body massage? *sigh* Been a long time…

[J is for favorite flavor of juice]: Sour Sop.

[K is for kids]: Two, my little rascals Ivan & Izac.

[L is for last hug from husband]: Can’t remember, my hubs totally unromantic… *sigh*.

[M is for years of marriage]: Married in 2003. Do the math!

[N is for name of your crush]: No crush now la, except you count my kids la

[O is for overnight hospital stays]: 2004 - Birthing Ivan, 2006 - Birthing Izac.

[P is for phobias]: All insects, especially the flying kind… eeew!

[Q is for quote]: Carpe Diem!

[R is for biggest regret]: This one same as Annie, should have started blogging earlier, to journal starting from when I was pregnant with Ivan.

[S is for status, married or single]: Married.

[T is for time you wake up]: Hopefully 7am on weekdays and 9-ish or 10-ish on weekends?

[U is for underwear]: Cotton preferably.

[V is for vegetable you love]: I love most veggies, best is Kailan, hate Celery and Tong Hou.

[W is for worst habit]: Biting nails & procrastination.

[X is for x-rays you’ve had]: None.

[Y is for yummy food you make]: I don’t cook, except for when I was studying in Melbourne.

[Z is for zodiac sign]: Cancer.

Not tagging anyone for this one, I think most of the mommies in my blogroll all kena-ed already.


Tag: 6 Weird Things About Myself

Got tagged 3 times in a row on Friday… ugh! How come they all come at the same time ah? This 6 weird things tag is from Shannon. A bit difficult leh, cracking my brain right now thinking what’s weird about myself. OK.. here goes…

1. I must have a blanket when I sleep. Even when the weather is hot and there is no air conditioning available. Plus the blanket has to be tucked in nicely around my body, cannot have “air” coming in from the sides.

2. I’m a hoarder. Last time during school days, used to like buying stationery and keeping them (cannot use-lah, so pretty, so cute) for no reason at all. Keep, keep, keep until one point when cleaning out junk then everything throw away or give to people. What a waste!

3. I’m a groupie. I love going to places in groups, HUGE groups. Specially like traveling with extended family members, probably because I like the atmosphere. More people, more yit lau.

4. I don’t eat plain tofu. But I like tau foo fah and Japanese tofu. Hmm…

5. I tend to hold it in. When extremely busy in the office, I can NOT got to the toilet for a whole day. Sometimes when I intend to go, something else comes up and makes me forget that I need to go *slaps forehead*.

6. Same a Dinah, I can keep eating the same dish or food over and over again and never get bored of it. Last time when I was in secondary school, I ate curry laksa every morning before going to school… without fail. Can’t remember how long it lasted for now.

Now, I want to tag someone. Need to know how weird these people are :P
1. Jazzmint
2. Allyfeel
3. Sabrina

Ivan, Izac, Motherhood, Scrapbook

Like Night and Day

hating it(Click here for layout & credits.)

Hmm… I wonder if it is in God’s plan to make things easier on first time moms - like giving them an extra easy baby the first time around. Because from what I gather (read and heard from many mothers), that their first child is easy, and that if they were to get their second child as their first it would put them off having another.

In my case, I too got an easy baby when I got Ivan 32 months ago. When Izac came another 18 months later, although it wouldn’t make me go to the extent of deciding not to have another baby if Izac was born first (remember, I wanted 4 when I got married.. *LOL*), I cannot believe how different these 2 babies can be.

Car Seat
Ivan loves the car seat from the first time I put him in it when he was 6 months old. It was a lucky thing he did like it too, as hubs was saying that I was just wasting money buying something the baby wouldn’t use. I guess Ivan likes that it is comfortable when he needs to sleep, rather than be in someone’s sweaty arms. Izac on the other hand, will bring down the house (or car in this case :P) if we were to strap him in.

Same as the above. Ivan loves the stroller, Izac doesn’t. But I think he’s coming around to it (finally!) as I’ve seen him giving in to the stroller when he’s tired and wants to sleep when we’re out.

Meal Time
From the time Ivan is able to sit, he has his meals on the high chair. He loves his vegetables and will eat them using his hands while the maid fed him rice with soup. Mealtime is hassle free and he is not a picky eater and mostly not messy. Izac also sits in a high chair for his meals but he is an extremely picky eater. His body will twist and turn to which ever direction the spoon can’t reach his mouth. Most times the spoonfuls of rice will end up on his face, clothes, high chair and floor as they come in contact with “cement-shut-mouth”. I’m still scratching my head as to what I should do with this boy. It seems his theory is this: something that comes in spoonfuls are not nice, something that he can hold and shove into his mouth by himself is good *slap forehead*.

Bath Time
Ivan loved bathing, and this was last time. Now he’ll bargain till dunno when then baru get into the shower if no choice. With Izac, it seems that he never quite started liking bath time. From day one till now (save the very very few times he was actually happy with bathing), as soon as you remove an article of his clothing, the screaming and wailing will start. If we’re lucky, he might calm down to actually liking as the bath progresses. If not, he will bawl till he come out of the bath, and right through getting dressed.

My two boys have totally different personalities as seen above. I think there should be some more differences but it escapes me now, will update this post if I remember. I just hope this is a case of “opposites attract” with them and they’ll remain true brothers forever.

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