Feb
8
2009

It will come sooner or later

Since the posting of Ethan’s reading video, I’ve got some good comments and some not too good comments off-blog. Some has even labelled me Kiasu. Okay. I need to make things clear here. Every child will learn to read in their life. It is only a case of how soon or how late he or she will learn it. During my days, the kids normally learn to read at the age of 5 and above. […]

Feb
6
2009

Learning to read – Phonics vs Whole Word Approach

I am sure most of us would like to teach our little precious to read as early in their lives as possible. But not many knows what method to use. Generally there are two methods most commonly used in teaching/learning reading, the phonics way and the whole word approach way. The phonics way is reading by making sense of the spelling and sounds of the word while the whole word approach way is reading by […]

Feb
2
2009

To him they’re balls…

Ethan talks when he was 10 mths old but only walks unaided when he was 14 mths. Now at 18 mths old, our daily conversation goes like this… Ethan: Mummy, Atan hungi. Make milk, piss. (Alright, it was suppose to be ‘please’ and yes, he calls himself Atan! And yes, he can talk THAT much!)….Got his milk.Ethan: Lie down, dink milk. (dink=drink) He has a tendency of telling me what he is doing. Ethan: Baby […]

Feb
2
2009

Me against the Mozzies

I dislike mozzies. Simply doesn’t like them. Never liked them and will never like them. I tried every products there are in the market to get rid of them. From the simple cream application to the more sophisticated patch. Now I am trying something more costly, the Electric Mosquito Killer. My FIL had just recovered from the dreaded Chiku disease. Knowing that we will be spending our CNY break in both Darling and my hometown, […]

Feb
2
2009

Lion Dance

This year, my parents invited the Lion Dance troupe to their home. It was held on the 2nd day of CNY, so Darling, Ethan and I had the opportunity to join in the fun. Let the pictures tell the story… Ethan wondering what the tray and oranges are for.. Darling and Ethan with Mr. Lion b4 the dance.. (note my Dad at the back waiting to light the crackers!) Dad lighting the crackers officiating the […]

Jan
23
2009

Dumex Surprise

Ethan has been taking Dumex Mamex Gold ever since he was born until today. When everyone else has progress to Mamil Gold, we still uses Mamex. We chose Mamex Gold because the hospital Ethan was born uses this brand and we just followed-up on that. Dumex’s nutritionist has dropped by our house twice for courtesy visit. We found that very caring and personal of them. Today, I received a sweet surprise from them. They delivered […]

Jan
23
2009

The after shock – fever and diarrhoea

It has since been 40 hours since Ethan’s terrible fall. He was playing with the powder container when it fell and powder spilled on the floor. Before Darling or myself managed to clean that up, Ethan ran to it. Walking on the powder caused him to fall and landed right smack on the back of his head. We’ve rushed him to the ER as in my previous post. Last night, he vomited again. This time […]

Jan
22
2009

Early morning rush to the hospital’s ER

It was 4am and Ethan woke up, vomiting. Darling and I immediately rush him to the ER. Why? Because the previous evening, Ethan had a bad fall. He was walking when he slipped, fell and landed right on the back of his head. Though nothing much happened then, now that he is vomiting, it is time for me to panic. The doctor checked Ethan’s reflexes, eyes and ears. No sign of bleeding in his ears, […]

Jan
21
2009

Good and Bad luck during Chinese New Year

Here is a fun excerpt on what’s good and what’s bad during CNY I got from wikipedia. (And my own 2 cents worth in the brackets) GOOD LUCK* Opening windows and doors are considered to bring in the good luck of the New Year.(it is also an entrance for thieves if not monitored closely!) * Switching on the lights for the night is considered good luck to “scare away” ghosts and spirits of misfortune that […]

Jan
18
2009

The waiting is killing me…

I must be one of the last few people on Earth who are still using dial-up to access the Internet. Previously when I was still working, I do most of what I needed to do online at work, I’d like to say during break-time but err, let’s be honest and say I’d go online to do personal stuffs when I had the free-time kay? (Hope my former employer is not reading this post! :P) And […]

Jan
16
2009

CNY @ The Curve

This post is back dated about a week. The reason? I got bored after visiting the Curve. I mean, after their spectacular job for Christmas, their CNY decor seems to be a little bit disappointing. I let you be the judge by looking at the picture here and tell me if you feel the same… Nothing much to shop or do at the Curve until the little rascal spotted ECHOpark. He was so amused by […]

Jan
14
2009

Lazy Sunday

Last Sunday I decided to do some last minute house cleaning for the coming CNY. So Darling had to look after the little rascal. While I was busy cleaning upstairs, I can hear them noisily playing football and laughing downstairs. After some time, I noticed that it was extremely quiet with only the TV on. I took a peep and this is what I saw… Darling deep in slumber land while the little rascal not […]

Jan
13
2009

Better than men

German women better at assembling IKEA furniture? That was what I read in the papers yesterday. According to the head of the German division of the home products retailer, IKEA, says the company’s male customers have a bad track record compared to its female clients when it comes to putting furniture together. “Men never look at the instruction leaflet and have the most problems when assembling our furniture because they think they can do it […]

Jan
11
2009

My Golden ‘PIG’

When I was pregnant, my mum went for a holiday trip to Beijing with several of my aunts. There she bought a nice Chinese toddler suit. Even though at that time we did not know yet if I was carrying a baby boy or girl, she took a wild guess and bought it for luck. I loved it the instant I saw it. And then, sure enough, Ethan the baby boy was born, in the […]

Jan
11
2009

CNY in 1 Utama

No… I’m not going mall-decor hunting again for this coming CNY.. Only do that during Christmas every year. But so happen I was in 1 Utama shopping last Saturday, so what the heck. Couldn’t resist taking the decor pic to post it here. Nothing much to shout about except their plentiful ‘flame of prosperity’ or was it “flame of life”? I really do not know what the ‘flame’ meant. Was never good in the hidden […]

Jan
9
2009

Scrambled Egg with Salmon and Cod Fish Combo

I like to create something new from the old. Be it my dressing, furnishing, art work, anything… Today, I’ve decided to create a combo out of the boring ol‘ scramble egg. The ingredients I used are the same ol‘ same ol‘ – eggs, onion, salt n pepper and some sesame oil. The only difference is, I added in some cut salmon and cod fish. I marinated the fish with some sesame oil and oyster sauce […]

Jan
8
2009

Another topless pictures of a celebrity on the net

Yet another topless pics of a mainland actress are widely circulated on the net, sending netizens wild on Tuesday. The pictures, taken by a Los Angeles-based paparazzi agency, showed the blockbuster star taking off her red bikini and lying face down with her butts exposed. Obviously the star expressed her resentment over the incident. She was enraged. The couple were unaware of the paparazzi and were shown in the photos caressing each other. Sources say […]

Jan
7
2009

Rechargeable battery

A rechargeable battery, also known as a storage battery, is a group of two or more secondary cells. These batteries can be restored to full charge by the application of electrical energy. In other words, they are electrochemical cells in which the electrochemical reaction that releases energy is readily reversible. Rechargeable batteries can offer economic and environmental benefits compared to disposable batteries. Some rechargeable battery types are available in the same sizes as disposable types. […]

Jan
6
2009

Salmon gone to waste

Every week, when we do our grocery shopping, I’ll head for the vege section and Darling and Ethan will do the fish and chicken section. Last Saturday, I thought I heard Darling said that the chicken is not too fresh so he did not buy any. And stupidly I assume that he did not buy the salmon fillets as well. Do not know what makes me assume that. So when we got home, being tired […]

Jan
5
2009

First Aid

What is first aid?First aid is the initial assistance or treatment given to a casualty for any injury or sudden illness before the arrival of an ambulance, doctor or other qualified person. St John Ambulance believes that everyone should learn at least the basic first aid techniques. You may need to use them at any time at home, at school or work or even while you’re travelling. Knowing what to do can make the difference […]

Jan
3
2009

Home Grown Project

I love nature, plants and gardening. I wish for Ethan to love them as much as I do. To make him understand the circle of life of a plant, I started a home grown project with Ethan about two weeks ago. Our first project consists of growing spring onions and tomatoes. For the spring onions I get Ethan to place a red onion into the pot and help him cover it with soil. Two weeks […]

Jan
2
2009

Ethan’s got new set of pillows

What other better way to start the new year?Getting new sets of pillows from Grandma! Woo hoo! It was new year’s eve and my parents were in town as we have a wedding dinner to attend on the 1st. This time my parents did not stay over at my place but at my sister’s in Puchong. So we went over there for dinner. And guess what? My mother brought out a new sets of pillows […]

Dec
30
2008

Can’t Let Him Out of MY Sight!

My little Ethan. I have nothing much to say about him today except… I Can’t Let HIM Out Of MY Sight! Not even for a second, because, this is what might happen… if I had only blinked twice!

Dec
29
2008

Anti Mosquito Patch

Mosquito Trivia Mosquitoes are attracted to dark colours five times more than light colours Males are bitten more than females Mosquitoes are found everywhere in the world, even in cold places like the Artic Mosquitoes are responsible for more human death than any other living creatureAnti Mosquito Patch (AMP) protects you from mosquito bites without harmful chemicals or messy oily repellent on your skin or hands. Anti Mosquito Patch is a positive alternative for people […]

Dec
28
2008

42. Lookout Point, Ampang

Nice view? That is what I see while enjoying my meal with Darling’s friends, CK Lim, Soo Ban and his expecting wife, Jennifer on Saturday nite. Where? In Look Out Point, Ampang. Nice place. Very breezy with very nice view. Food there are nice and very affordable. Go early if you expect to get good parking and table sitting. They now charge a rate of RM2 for the parking. The last time I went there, […]

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