Showing posts from February, 2013

Parent child homework: Kyle's first show and tell

Last week, Kyle came home with this parent & child's work folder and I am supposed to guide Kyle on what he can do and actually there is really many things he can do himself! The activities that he will be most interested to show off will probably be how to play Temple Run II on the iPad or how to dance and sing to various languages of Gungnam Style. Bleah.. :p

After many careful conversations and consideration, I took out his paint brushes and ask him to select a picture of his favorite fruit (which at this point of his life happened to be Strawberries, was banana, papaya and apples previously).

So, I asked him to select the colours and paint the picture himself. :)

On Wednesday, when i picked him up from his school, his teacher told me that he was able to speak in front of his classmates though he was really soft.

Anyway, I am a proud mama cos it's Kyle's first show and tell and i think it's fantastic job he did!

On being a SAHM

Joining the SAHM Net Worth Blog Train, I will also like to share a bit more on being a SAHM, albeit being only a SAHM for not too long as I only started being a full time SAHM on 1 Nov 2012 when my elder child turned exactly 36 months old and I was 3 months preggie with my second child.

In the beginning, a little less than a month into my SAHM days, i already very quickly felt super insecure and wrote about Doubting My SAHM Decision.. After all, the 4 months maternity leave that I am forgo-ing is already worth thousands in the tens.. And I no longer can afford luxuries like travels, shopping, eating out or even changing my car etc. I didn't quit to become a Tai Tai, my husband's salary is not high. I quit to be a wife to help my hubby whom found a job he likes but yet needs to travel rather frequently, and to be a mom to look after our children and to nurture them myself.

I guess most of my ex-colleagues will never believe that I will turned a SAHM because I was known to be a ou…

Our Hong Kong Vacation from 26 to 30 Jan 2013

It's a very belated post as we have been back from Hong Kong for almost a month now, busy with CNY Preparations and CNY visitings during this two weeks. I have done a quick summary on our huge family vacation below. Be warn that it's gonna be a pictures heavy post! :)

It's all about eating and shopping!

Travel period: 26 Jan to 30 Jan 2013 (5 days 4 nights)

People present: Me, Hubby, KD, my Father, my Mother, my Father-in-law and my Mother-in-law! I was 27 weeks plus pregnant when I departed Singapore and 28 weeks plus when I came back. We have a super active 3+ year old boy (KD) and our parents are in late 50's to early 60's! So basically the only fittest person in this group is my Hubby! Haha!

Travel by: Tiger Airways, on NTUC Union Promotion at only SGD205 nett per pax, all in (with big & heavy luggage option for everyone!). *grins*

Accomodation: Cityview Hotel at Yau Ma Tei, 1 minute away from the Yau Ma Tei MTR and less than 5 minutes walk to Ladies Market

I no want salary, I want honey jar!

A conversation with Kyle (KD) at 40 months old, that's worth jotting down for reminiscent when i am old.

I made a cup of milo for Kyle and he finished it very quickly.

Kyle:  Mommy,  later i buy you a cup of milo ah...

Me: You got money to buy? You know you have to work like Daddy so that you will earn a salary?


Me: Oh? You don't want to earn a salary then you want to be a boss? If you are a boss, you will have many businesses!


Me: (giving up... ) Then what do you want?

Kyle: I.....  want.....  a..... Honey Jar!!  Give me! Give me my honey jar!!

-_-||   -_-///   >_<¦¦¦

S.o.s SMS to the hubby

And I got what i need..

Hubby is my Santa Claus!!


An Unofficial Maternity Photo Shoot

On 23 Dec 2012, instead of the usual three of us (me, hubby and KD), we went for a big family photo shoot with Lumiere Photography, with my parents and sister. I was only 22 weeks pregnant then and never expected the photographer to include some really nice maternity shots in between the whole photo shoot duration! And ya, the tummy was already showing then and probably it's because it's 2nd pregnancy that it was bigger than i was 22 weeks pregnant with KD..

So, initially i still wanted to go for a proper and nice maternity photo shoot when i am in my 30+ weeks (which is like now already...)... because the tummy will be huge and beautiful.. but i doubt the rest of me looks beautiful cos i am very bloated every where with limited clothes to wear now... do you think i should still spend that kinda money when i have theses very beautiful pictures already? Sigh.. in dilema over whether should i go for a maternity photo shoot now...

Packing Delivery Bags for Giving Birth in Thomson Medical Centre

Yes, though it's my 2nd one already (experienced mommy already) and i am only in my 31 weeks now, it's still not to be taken for granted to pack the delivery bags, especially with the pregnancy pea brain and depleting energy level? I only know one thing for sure, my bags are gonna be smaller & lighter than when i was delivering Kyle.

With seriously depleting energy levels coping with pregnancy and taking care of the elder child, i decided to quickly sort through my notes now and start parking my delivery bags little by little. The last thing i want is for myself or my hubby to be like a "Gan Cheong Spider" in last minute fanatic packing and scrambling just because we thought we are experienced and can leave it later.. Just like the comic below. Haha!

And since i have the information on my hand (and brains) now, why don't i blog it down and share it with fellow mommies to be? ; )

First of all, if you are delivering in Thomson Medical Centre (TMC) like me, yo…

What's in a name? Bizarre names i came across

Linking up with MadPsychMum, I am going to share about some interesting names i came across when i was working part time as a IT technical troubleshooter with SingaporeOne during my schooling days (GOSH! that's so many years ago!!) as well as interesting names i read on the newspapers before:

Name #1 and #2:

I was stationed in the Computer Training Centre @ the Toa Payoh Library, (where many computers were set up with the aim of teaching the nation on how to use the computer for internet under the SingaporeOne nationwide mass adoption programme). We were calling one of the senior citizen students to clarify the name to print on his Certificate of Completion of the course.

Colleague picked up the phone and dialed.. while waiting she commented "Oh my, i really dunno how i should pronounce the name.. Is it really like Poh Piah as in 薄饼?"

"Hello! We are calling from xxxxxx, Can i speak with Mr Wu Poh Piah please?"

"Oh! He is not in? Can i check who you are? We …

Superfood for breakfast

This is what i had been taking for breakfast every weekdays early morning before i bring KD to school.. do you know what it is?

It's called Millet porridge, which i added in pine nuts and organic cranberries too for taste. You can also add in your favorite nuts or fruits or lecithin (which is a very good fat absorber). Y(^_^)Y

Most people have not heard of millet (known as 小米) before, and thus will not understand the benefits of millet nutrition. I was introduced to this by a TCM practitioner when i was much younger.

Millet is one of the best-kept secrets of our ancient ancestors. Traced back to its origin in China, millet has been used throughout the ages and across many countries.For centuries millet has been a prized crop in China, India, Greece, Egypt and Africa, used in everything from bread to couscous, and as cereal grain.Millet is even mentioned as a treasured crop in the Bible.This tiny "grain" is gluten-free and packed with vitamins and minerals. In fact, while …

On the first day of Chinese New Year

大年初一拜个好年!Happy Chinese New Year!

祝大家新的一年里心想事成,万事如意!Here's wishing everyone in the new snake year all wishes come true and things go according to your heart's desire.

As Hubby is the eldest grandson whom his dad is the eldest brother, we have to station ourselves at his grandmother place every first day of every new year. Before we made our way there, here's some images of what we did in the morning!

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My January in Summary - Thrilling Roller Coaster Ride

Remember I kick start the new year super well? We went for alms offerings to the monks in the early morning of 1 Jan and then kick start our exciting and full of fun staycation in Sentosa.

My hopes for the new year was that 2013 will be like the way we started it – about giving and sharing, about being contented and grateful, being with and a family full of love and care, having fun in a relaxed and stress free environment and most importantly, being healthy!

Immediately after we came back from our Resort World Sentosa 3d2n staycation, KD started his Nursery days and began his mood swings and tantrums which i patiently overcome.

Now. Here's what wasn't blogged down because I was totally not in the mood to do so. I went M.I.A for about two weeks because:

1) My in laws' Domestic helper was showing her attitude again and really seriously not helping. Seems like once a month, she will pull stunts such as refusing to cook lunch for me and KD. Not washing his milk bottles pro…

Happy Reunion Lunch

Today's the last day of the Chinese Dragon year and it's the time for families to get together for reunion.

What's better than going back home for mommy's home cooked food?

Love and miss my mommy's cooking!

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