Mar
2
2009

Roselle

Was back in my hometown (Malacca) over the weekend. Saw some roselle flowers on the table. Quickly pestered my mum to teach me how to prepare the deliciously refreshing drink. Turned out to be easy peasy. First, I removed the petals from the seeds. Then, I washed them under running water. Next, I placed them into a pot, add some water and boiled it until the water turned red. You can add a little sugar […]

Mar
1
2009

Bending the rules..

To those with a Facebook account, you’ll know that there is this tag “25 useless facts about me” going on for a while now. Finally, it landed on my page, courtesy of my cuzs Sherlene. Thanx Sherlene, if not for you, I’ll still only be reading about it and not have the chance to do this. :) Being the rebel that I am, I’ve decided NOT to do the tag on Facebook but to do […]

Feb
27
2009

Rekindling old passion

My sister just reminded me of what I loved to do before I got Ethan. Sudoku! Oh I tell you. I’ll bring my Sudoku everywhere I go! To work, to eat, to the airport, meeting (hehehe.. ), everywhere! To those of you who haven’t heard of what Sudoku is, the objective of the puzzle is to fill a 9×9 grid so that each column, each row, and each of the nine 3×3 boxes (also called […]

Feb
25
2009

6×6 of glamour

Ethan got his first taste of ‘glamour’ in the February-March 2009 issue of mychild magazine. He got a 6x6cm photo of himself published in the ‘Kids at play’ page. It was relatively easy to get his photo published I guess, for this being the first time I submitted his photo. All I needed to do was to email the editor a photo of Ethan with his contact details. They don’t even require a printed out […]

Feb
23
2009

Not so long ago..

Pregnancy and Delivery Tag Prince Ethan – 2 hours after deliveryRascal King @ 5 mths Mummy Gwen tagged me on this very interesting tag. I really like this… 1. WAS YOUR FIRST PREGNANCY PLANNED? Er.. it was our 1st wedding anniversary, and we were like in Europe… and.. we forgot to bring ‘protection’.. and… 9 mths laterz… hehehe.. (bragging nih! ;) 2. WERE YOU MARRIED AT THE TIME? Yup, I believe we were. 3. WHAT […]

Feb
21
2009

Rascal King @ 19

Ethan turns 19 mths old today. The first thing he got this morning was a trip to the paed for his DPT booster, and HIB + Polio jab. It came late this time around because he was not too well during his 18 mths mark hence the advise to delay the jab. I remembered the last jab he took was like 7 months back when he just turned One. He weighed 9.1kg and his height […]

Feb
18
2009

CAP warns of ovarian cancer risk in talcum powder

Instead of using talcum powder which poses health risks, consumers should use traditional bedak sejuk (rice talcum), says the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP). The association made the call following finding in the US that suggest that women who use talcum powder are 40% more likely to suffer from ovarian cancer. A website that provides medical news, http://www.news-medical.net/, reported that the study also revealed that the risk was greater still for those with a certain […]

Feb
18
2009

XXL

It was raining yesterday evening and we did not get to go to the playground. So we played in the porch instead. An hour later, I brought Ethan to the bathroom for him to pass urine when I discovered a BIG swell on his body. Oh my my, something must’ve bitten/stung him! I quickly took off his shirt but was unable to find the ‘culprit’ who did this to him! I asked him if it […]

Feb
17
2009

Google Merryn’s needs

I got tagged! Thanx Kristie for this very fun tag. The way it works is you type your name in Google and then needs i.e (Merryn needs), and see what comes up! Oh my… it is astonishing to see what came out to be MY needs… Here goes… Merryn needs a woman– Okay, this sounds creepy enough. Why would I need a woman? The only woman in my life right now is my mother. In […]

Feb
16
2009

To buy or not to buy?

Ethan has the least toys at home (comparing to other kids we know). We seldom get him any toys and the last toys we purchased was last year during the E-Toys warehouse sales. He never requested for any new toys too. Whenever we bring him to Toys ‘r’ Us or any other toy shop, he will just play and leave it once we are ready to leave. But last Saturday was a different story. We […]

Feb
13
2009

Can I buy you some love?

I read with utter shock and disbelieve when a fellow blogger friend revealed that he has only budgeted RM20 for a gift to his wife this Valentine’s day. But after the shock subsided, I think that his wife is indeed lucky for him to still be thinking of what to get her although it was only RM20. Darling has warned me weeks earlier that he will get me nothing tomorrow. And I know he is […]

Feb
11
2009

A man and his wheels will never part…

I got this car for Ethan many moons ago. I purchased it at a bargain at only RM30K! (Alrite, alrite… RM30.00++). I got him a personalised registration number (his initials and birthdate :P). I decorated it with his trademark smileys. I added on some stickers to make it more interesting. But he did not like it. He never like it until recently. Now, he will ask for it first thing in the morning and will […]

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 […]

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