Mar
29
2009

Reading Sentences @ 20 mths old

Ethan has finally started to read sentences. It was quite tricky getting him to focus one word at a time and proceed to the next word and on and on. Initially he was overwhelm with all the words in a sentence that he just look at them and kept quiet! But now, he finally understood what reading sentences means and is slowly getting used to the concept. The whole-word approach is based on research findings […]

Mar
26
2009

3 on 1

Yes, you read it right. 3 on 1, not 3 in 1. ??? Was in the kitchen. Suddenly so quiet in the living room. Whenever I left Darling and Ethan together, they will definitely be very very noisy, running and chasing after each other, laughing and screaming their lungs out. But this time, suddenly everything went so quiet. It always creeps me out when I don’t hear anything from them. Call me paranoia or anything, […]

Mar
22
2009

Night Glow – 1st Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2009

When we got home after the DAY event in Putrajaya in the afternoon, (read about it here) we never thought that we will be there again later in the evening. Only when we arrived home did Darling realised that they have an event called Night Glow later at 8.30pm. So we took our nap and in the evening, went all the way back to Putrajaya. For us, today was our first time stepping foot in […]

Mar
21
2009

1st Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2009

For the first time in Malaysia, balloonist from around the world gather in Precinct 2, Putrajaya adjacent to the ‘Monumen Alaf Baru’. 25 Hot Air Balloons are said to be participating with 20 standard shaped hot air balloons and 5 special shaped hot air balloons. Pilots from 19 countries have been invited to participate in the Fiesta. Namely, Australia, Belgium, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Oman, Philippines, Switzerland, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, […]

Mar
19
2009

What went into our stomach today

I’m not someone who will flip through a recipe book to prepare today’s menu. I just follow my instinct and see what is in the refrigerator. I improvise. I experiment. The result I can confidently tell you… not too good most of the time! Why? Because I make it a point to only spend an hour, not a minute extra in the kitchen to prepare a complete set of meal! A minute extra and Ethan […]

Mar
18
2009

Sleep talking

Daddy Daddy,Daddy Daddy,Hello Daddy,I Love You. Mummy Mummy,Mummy Mummy,Hello Mummy,I Love You. That was the 2 verses of Disney’s Magic English Volume 1 song. Ethan loves that song so much, he is trying to memorise it by heart. Everywhere he goes, he’ll be singing IT. Here is HIS version though.. Daddy Daddy,Daddy… Two Daddy….Two Two Daddy…Hello Daddy… He can actually visualise there are two Daddy words in each line! But somehow his lyrics got all […]

Mar
16
2009

Are you faster than the Stars?

Are you faster than the Stars? If you want to know, head down to 1 Utama new wing today. You can try the ‘I dunno what they call them’, but it’s a place where you can try kicking the ball into the goal and see how fast is the speed of the ball! We were there yesterday and Ethan was quietly sitting in his stroller when he saw some adults and kids checking out their […]

Mar
13
2009

10am

I woke up at 10am this morning! Yes, you read me right, 10am!!! I have not had the luxury to sleep in so late since the arrival of Ethan. But today, thanx to my ‘malfunction’ alarm clock, we all slept till 10am! FYI, I have not been using real time alarm clock since Ethan was like.. 4 months old? He flung the clock so far that it hit the wall and smashed! (the clock I […]

Mar
11
2009

AM I Cute?

I got a surprise in my email today. I got this file ‘AM I Cute?’ That was what Tim decided to name Ethan’s album and he processed it so much sooner than what he had originally promised. So very happy for that.. Thanx a million Tim! Here are a few of my favourites… That bandana doesn’t stay for more than a second on him!Time to replenish lost fluid… I like this… he is looking straight […]

Mar
10
2009

Wheels on walls or anything vertical..

Ethan has come to that stage where he will drag almost anything especially his toy cars onto the wall, mirror, chairs, doors or anything vertical. This new found habit of his is driving me up the wall! Why? Because sometimes his toy cars will leave some unsightly streak marks on the wall or anything that he dragged the car onto. The worst part? He knows that by doing this, he is driving Mommy crazy and […]

Mar
8
2009

The Making Of…

Friday evening, got a call from photographer Tim. He called for a photo shoot for Ethan scheduled for the very next day at 5.30pm. Aiks, so very the last minute! No time to go shop for new clothes! Tim told me to bring some change of clothes for Ethan ie cute, casual, formal and some props too. I had just cut Ethan’s hair the day before so some regrets there… Anyway, the supposed to be […]

Mar
6
2009

Origami Rabbit

Since my previous post, I was reminded of what I used to do before I got Ethan. One of which is origami. I had the opportunity to learn origami during my teaching days. Origami is the art of paper folding. I have forgotten about 60% of what I’ve learnt (what a waste!). But I still have the notes and will go through it once I have the time. But for now, I still remember how […]

Mar
5
2009

#6 and #6 Photo Meme

Got this simple tag from Natalia. Thanks dear. ***Rules***1. Go to your Picture Folder on your computer or wherever you store your pictures.2. Go to the 6th Folder and then pick the 6th Picture.3. Post it on your bloggy and tell the story that goes with the picture.4. Tag 5 other glorious peoples to do the same thing and leave a comment on their bloggy tellin’ them ’bout it. Want to see what’s in my […]

Mar
4
2009

Earth Hour

What is the most important day of your life? Birthdays? Anniversaries? When? This year, the most important day of MY life falls on March 28. Why? That is the day countries around the world will be observing Earth Hour. How? Swith off non-essential lights for an hour from 8.30pm – 9.30pm. Who? Iconic landmarks in Malaysia such as the Kuala Lumpur Tower, Angkasapuri, Sunway Pyramid and Mid Valley Megamall has pledged their support. Where? With […]

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 […]

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