31 August 2009

Mini Album - Honeymoon

Yay! I have completed my second mini album! The title is "Our Honeymoon"

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  • Scarlet Lime July 2009 Kit

  • Hambly stickers

  • Hambly transparency

  • 7G Stickers

  • Thickers (alphas & accents)

  • Daisy D's rub ons

  • Fancy pants rub ons

  • WRMK chiboard

  • and a Million of other things! lol..

27 August 2009

Latest Updates on Vio!

Now I just started to read  Glenn Doman's book: How to Multiply Your Child's Intelligence, or something like that.. Hmmm do I hear anyone asking "How do you find time to read the book?"  Yeah well.. I read it in office of course! Haha! *Uhm not a good employee hor?* :p

So far I found the book to be quite good, and I'm planning to follow his method to flash cards so Vio can learn reading, math, and encyclopedic too. I've heard successful stories from Alicia, who has used this method too. I heard it's a lot of work and time, but I hope I can do this so Vio will benefit from it in the long run =) And also I wanna DIY the cards myself, can't buy from GDbaby directly lah, tooo exp.. :D

On a side note, some latest updates on Vio now:

  • Getting stronger and more willpower! Can ask the carrier (as in, the person who's carrying him) to go to someplace, by using his hand to "row" and push the person to that direction.. clever hor?

  • Legs stronger now, can stand (with someone holding him of course)

Standing by the Window
Standing by the Window

  • Shuts mouth tight if don't want to eat!

[caption id="attachment_247" align="aligncenter" width="224" caption="No no.. I'm not going to open my mouth!"]No no.. I'm not going to open my mouth![/caption]

  • Loves to laugh, especially last night. He kept laughing when I put a pillow on his head! But after sometime, he knew how to drop the pillow from the head. Once the pillow is on his head, he'll tilt it until it drop.

[caption id="attachment_249" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Hahahaa.."]Hahahaa..[/caption]

25 August 2009

Farewell to Beben!

Last Sunday we had a "farewell" with Beben at our place.. who has found a job in OZ, and will be moving there in 1 weeks time.. We ordered Oishii pizza (which is quite nice, despite the un-friendly customer service they have!) and played Game of Life. The photos are still in my camera! Haven't copied it out yet.. hahahaha..

To Beben: all the best for your "new" life in Perth! Hope that you can buy a (BIG) house soon and a (BIG) car too.. so that we all can stay at ur place when we're going to OZ! haha..


Oh finally I've copied the photo from the camera.. but too bad almost all are blurred :(

[caption id="attachment_241" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Who's the winner?? :p"]Who's the winner?? :p[/caption]


[caption id="attachment_242" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="The Whole Gang"]The Whole Gang[/caption]

22 August 2009

Naughty Baby

Oohh yeah.. Vio is getting naughtier and stronger each day.. For the last few nights, he didn't sleep well (we dunno why), he kept waking up (again!).. and I thought we've went thru that stage last time..

He's also more aware of the people around him now... If he sees me, his hands will stretch up high, asking me to carry him... and if I don't, after waiting for some time, he'll start crying! Isn't that cute!

He's also getting heavier lately.. I just carried him for a while, then start to feel tired already... =p 

Oh! I've gotten the photos from Hui Sieng's camera during our 1st Baby Gathering. The photos taken by her are really "different"!

[caption id="attachment_235" align="aligncenter" width="200" caption="Isn't the photo nice??"]Isn't the photo nice??[/caption]

Vio is still trying to learn how to crawl now... His knees getting stronger.. now can do "doggy" style, as in stand on both hands and feet, even though for few seconds only. And he also loves to try snatching my camera when I'm taking photo of him!

[caption id="attachment_236" align="aligncenter" width="224" caption="Mommy, give me the camera!!"]Mommy, give me the camera!![/caption]

Oops.. now you can really see how un-professional the photos taken by me is.. (compared to the prev photo..) hahaaa..  Oh! Have I mentioned that I managed to get a snapshot of Vio's first teeth! I can only take it when he's asleep.. kekekeke.. otherwise he'll not let me keep opening his mouth for phototaking!

[caption id="attachment_237" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="First teeth"]First teeth[/caption]

Can you see a tiny little white thing there? ;)

18 August 2009

LO - BOTAK again

Finally I have time to write something here! Was sooooooo busy at work since morning. Now that my code is compiling, I have few mins to "relax". This is a LO for Vio's 2nd hair cut!

[caption id="attachment_231" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Botak again"]Botak again[/caption]


  • Papers: DCWV Green Stack

  • Embellishment: Stampendous Arrow, Doodlebug borders, small stickers (i forgot the brand, i think 7G?), MM journal book, Popular paperclip

  • Alphas: Thickers (chit chat white), Crate Paper, Toga Scrapbooking

17 August 2009

Genting Trip

We're just back from a nice short holiday to Genting Highlands! The package itself is quite cheap as they're having buy 1 night free 1 night promo.. It was only $83 for the transport and 2 nights stay! How good is that! :D We didn't bring Vio along.. Just can't imagine how we can survive 6 hours ride on the bus with a crying-and-bored baby.. kekekekek.. And also Vio is still too small to bring around..

The Journey

We "checked in" at Boon Lay market at 9pm. The bus was supposed to go at 9:30pm. After checking in, we sat at the Five Star office there, browsing thru their brochures and exchanging photos in our handphone. Since there were still a lot of ppl sitting in the office waiting (and we thought they're in the same bus), we were kinda "waiting" for them to move.. At 9:20pm, my handphone rings, a call from an unknown number. When I picked up, the person say "Hi, can I speak to Erna? This is from Five Stars Tour.." I was kinda confused at first, I stare at the caller, and she stared back at me, then after 2 seconds we realize we're talking to each other on the phone! She said ( with a bit upset tone )  that our bus is already there waiting! Aiyo.. so paiseh!! Apparently we're the last passenger to board the bus! And all those ppl waiting in the office are not going to Genting! haha..

Getting on the bus.. it's a.. WOW! the bus was so nice! The seat was so spacious.. it really was spacious until my feet can't reach the leg rest! It was too long for me (and just nice for pi). And the seat got a massage function.. can u imagine? A massage chair on the bus! We really looked like 2 kampong ppl boarding a nice bus for the first time.. haha.. We were wondering whether we got upgraded or not... since the bus was really nice.. Apparently, "nice" seat doesn't mean that we can sleep.. We can't really sleep that night. I think it's because the seat is not fluffy enough, and also bcoz the bus keeps stopping for toilet breaks. Almost every hour i think!

Genting Highland

We reached Genting at close to 4am. The weather was cooooold and nice. Since we can't check in until 12pm, we kept the luggage in the hotel, and walked round. Sadly, not much shop opens! Only some food shops were opened, so we had KFC as the first meal there. I had Twister (which was surprisingly really nice!) and pi had 2 piece chicken meal. After that we went round and round in First World Plaza, and finally found our way to the Casino de Genting, which was 1 of the biggest casino in the world. It was reaaaaaally BIG.. there are many different sections inside, and we can get lost inside it.. hahahaa..

Back to the casino, we tried our luck there with 1 of the machine, and we were actually quite lucky! We can turn 10RM into 17RM+ haha.. 70% profit! But the next 2 try, we lost RM10 each.. haiz.. Guess lady luck was not on our side overall :p

Have I mentioned that we felt like "flying" bcoz we were lack of sleep? And sadly no place for us to sleep.. so we just need to keep our eyes open until 12pm! At 7:30am, we rode the first skyway to Chin Swee temple.. we were really their first customer.. Chin Swee temple was just beautiful! The scenery was great and the weather was coooooooold..

[caption id="attachment_219" align="aligncenter" width="224" caption="Chin Swee temple"]Chin Swee temple[/caption]

We took many many photos here, but of course can't showcase all here.. you'll go nuts looking thru them! wahaha.. After we go round chin swee temple area, we went back to where we started, and have 2nd round of breakfast at Penang Food Village resto, which was located near the Theme Park hotel. The food was not bad.. I have assam laksa, while pi had penang fried kway teow. After we finished eating, it was just time the outdoor theme park open!

We played quite a lot of games in the outdoor theme park. Begin with the Boat thing (I forgot the name). It was the one where we need to ride ourselves and use our feet to make the boat go (just like cycling). It was actually quite tiring.. heheee.. and that's coz I seldom do exercise lah... After that we took the Go Kart (love it! but the road was too rough), Super Toboggan (this one is fun. 1 car can only contain 1 person, and it will follow a path in a quite high speed). The max weight of a person to take it was 65kg! Lucky pi was slim, so he can still take it.. hahahaa.. We also took the Rolling Thunder Mine Train, Antique Car, Bumper Boat (this is our fav!) 

[caption id="attachment_220" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Bumper Boat"]Bumper Boat[/caption]

By the time we finished playing, we were kinda wet due to the Bumper Boat, and luckily it was 12pm! Time for check-in! Finally we can have a nice shower and a few hours nap! Zzzz...

Refreshed after a good nap, we went to Ripley's Believe it or not! It was really good and recommended.. lots of interesting things inside.

[caption id="attachment_221" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Arrgghh.. it's falling!"]Arrgghh.. it's falling![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_222" align="aligncenter" width="224" caption="Wow.. u're so TALL.."]Wow.. u're so TALL..[/caption]

And after done.. we watched GI Joe for only 11RM/person! That's half price of SG.. haha.. That's the end of our day 1. Phew.. isn't it long?? We have finished all that we wanna do in Genting in 1 day!

"Adventure" to KL

We've finished Genting attractions in 1 day! That's fast.. Didn't expect it to finish so fast.. So we dedicated the 2nd day as SHOPPING day..  but the price of things in Genting was like.. WOW.. so ex! Some even more exp than SG.. soooo.. we decided to go to KL!  Since we didn't plan for it before, we didn't know how to go there and where should we go to. So I asked my colleague (Annie - thank u so much!) on where we should go and how to go there.

We took Genting Skyway (which is much nicer than Awana skyway) - and it's the fastest and longest skyway -> do you know that? haha.. We were inside for about 15 mins.. here's a snapshot of it..

[caption id="attachment_223" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Inside Genting Skyway"]Inside Genting Skyway[/caption]

After getting down the skyway, we took a bus (1 hour journey) to KL Sentral. From there, we took monorail to Sungei Wang plaza to shop there, and also shop in Berjaya Times Square. I think I like Berjaya Times Square more. The things are nice and not so exp, and the place is nice to shop too! Next visit to KL, I want to shop there again! =p

It was quite a day in KL, with all the walking. We were soooo tired when we reached Genting, so can only go to the... casino again! hahahaa.. and this time.. luck was not on our side too.. even though got 1 time we can make 10RM into 30RM, but we didn't "encash" it.. now it's all gone gone gone.. *sigh* should have encash it first! hahaa..

The Room

We stayed at First World Hotel, the cheapest hotel there =p  The room is quite small, and the TV is... 14 inch!! OMG.. I've not seen a 14 inch tv for very long liao.. wahahaha.. and also.. there's no wardrobe in the room.. but well... the price is good..

[caption id="attachment_226" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Where's the Wardrobe?"]Where's the Wardrobe?[/caption]

 And on the final day, nothing much we can do except to have breakfast and photo session..

[caption id="attachment_227" align="aligncenter" width="224" caption="First World Plaza"]First World Plaza[/caption]

The bus on the way back... it's a very different bus! The seat was quite cramp and of course, no massage function! Very much less than what we expected, but I think it might be the bus we are supposed to take on the first day? But anyway, we were quite tired that we can actually sleep on the cramp bus! =)

11 August 2009

{kiss} & cards

Another LO over the weekend!

[caption id="attachment_214" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="{kiss}"]{kiss}[/caption]

Supply list:

  • Paper: DCWV Citrus Stack

  • Embellishment: Crate Paper die cuts, WRMK layered chipboard, 7G sticker-  Memories, Colorbok vellum, Basic Grey offbeat element sticker, 3 little birds die cut paper

  • Alpha: as always.. thickers! =) 

And I've also completed 6 more cards for fund raising for Charmaine..

[caption id="attachment_215" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Cards for Charmaine"]Cards for Charmaine[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_216" align="aligncenter" width="173" caption="Cards for Charmaine"]Cards for Charmaine[/caption]

Babies Gathering & First Tooth!

Well, it was quite a busy busy weekend! =)  To start off, my ex-flatmates (Anna, but we called her Toge kekekekekek) was getting married on Saturday (8.8.2009). She's married to a French guy and will soon be moving to Paris.. aih PARIS.. I wanna go there!! Really good for her, as she has always love all french-y stuff! And also.. she just started scrapbooking, but guess what? Allie said that she already own SILHOUETTE http://www.quickutz.com/qk2/silhouette/ .. aih it's the machine of my dream!! I want it toooo.. but damn exp... in sg, it costs $799.. haiz.. but if buy from US, it'll be US$199 "only". If only $$ is flying down from the sky.. hahahaa.. I'd love to have it as a gift though *blink blink*

OK back to the wedding.. I was asked to bring offertory to the altar during the holy matrimony, together with Cege. But when we're supposed to wait for the altar boys to fetch us before we go to the altar. We kept waiting and waiting but seems like the altar boys forgot to fetch us! So finally we just go to the altar ourselves. Tsk tsk.. I also noticed 1 thing that's seems to be forgotten in the mass... the opening of the veil and "You may now kiss the bride" stuff was not there! I thought that's 1 of the important part! At least most movies will highlight that part.. hehehee.. but luckily Toge is not the "kronis" type. I don't think she mind about not having that "You may now kiss the bride" scene.. hehehee..

.. which is very different with me! Until now I still kinda "regret" during our ROM, when the person asked us "Do you <blah blah>... Do you?", somehow, we didn't know how to answer so we said "Yes" instead of "I Do"... haizzz... there goes my chance of saying "I Do".. I've always wanted to say "I Do" in English for the marriage vow... and I got the chance! But I didn't use it... hahahahaa.. but anyway it was hillarious now that I think of it =)

Back to the eventful weekend.. We also have the first Baby Gathering with ex-colleagues from Integro.. We held it at my place, and it was a bit squeezy.. hehehee... Quite a lot turned up.. Pei Ling, June, Lie Yung, Rohaidah, Hui Sieng, and Kian Ann.. Oops how come got Kian Ann? He doesn't have a baby yet.. hahaa.. but he loves babies! So he got the invitation :D  Hui Sieng was the event photographer, but I haven't got the photos from her yet... Anyway this is 1 of the photo (only me, Savio, and June, and her super chubby and cute baby)

[caption id="attachment_204" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Me, Vio, June, and XinRong"]Me, Vio, June, and XinRong[/caption]

Isn't June's baby sooooooo chubby and cuteeee? I'll post some more photos after I got them from HuiSieng ;)

And since it was a long weekend (due to Singapore b'day!), after the babies gathering, we brought Vio to the park again, and this time, I remember to bring the camera! We only played for a while lah, since Vio was tired. I guess he was tired of crying during the gathering. He kept crying when someone else wants to carry him... Is it because he just woke up from his short nap? Or really because he starts to show stranger-anxiety? But at the later time, when only June and her hubby & baby was there, Vio is no longer afraid of them. Maybe coz he finally woke up from his "dreamy" mood?

[caption id="attachment_205" align="aligncenter" width="224" caption="Nai2 and Vio"]Nai2 and Vio[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_206" align="aligncenter" width="224" caption="Oooo.. hold on tight!"]Oooo.. hold on tight![/caption]

And also... yesterday, we just noticed... Vio's FIRST TOOTH has finally shown!! It's only a little white thing on his bottom gum, the left one. ooo.. so happy! Didn't take photo of it though... very difficult to take the photo lah... Wanna see also very very difficult as his tongue keep covering the tooth..

Somemore photos taken during the weekend:

[caption id="attachment_207" align="aligncenter" width="224" caption="Ain't I diligent?"]Ain't I diligent?[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_208" align="aligncenter" width="224" caption="Mommy.. what's that on my head?"]Mommy.. what's that on my head?[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_209" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Oooohhh.. I loveee papers!"]Oooohhh.. I loveee papers![/caption]

07 August 2009

7 month LO

Have finished Vio's 7 month LO..

[caption id="attachment_199" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="7 month - Sit Steady"]7 month - Sit Steady[/caption]

Let's see if I can recall the materials used..

  • Papers: Fancy Pants Daily Grind, Fancy Pants Delight, Prima Mommy & Me

  • Embellishments: Little Yellow Bicycle Journalling Tag, Basic Grey Offbeat element sticker, Crate Paper Lilian Die Cuts, Thickers element, 7 gypsies Photo ATC sticker, WRMK chipboard, Pink Paislee chipboard (forgot what's the range)

  • Alpha: Thickers (my fav!) and I dunno what's the brand for the small round alpha sticker..

There you go! I can actually remember all the materials used!

Another LO that I did for MR#14 which is all about white space. See this LO have loads of white space in it.. kekekeke.. (But actually I'm not really satisfied with this yet. I think I want to add some stickles & glossy accent to the title so it stand out more! Will post it here when it's done.


OK it's done now.. here's the final look of the LO..

[caption id="attachment_211" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="together"]together[/caption]

Materials used:

  • Papers: Fancy Pants Daily Grind (including the card & the strip!)

  • Embellishment: Doodlebug edges, WRMK chipboard, Timholtz tickets, prima flowers, MM jumbo brads.

  • Title: Maya Road chipboard - Together. I inked it in white, then stamp some florals with swirls on it. Not bad not bad.. first time doing it.. kekekek...

03 August 2009

Little Shaolin

[caption id="attachment_194" align="aligncenter" width="353" caption="Where's my hair??"]Where's my hair??[/caption]

Yes! Finally we cut Vio's hair, the one thing that's been mentioned for dunno how many weeks but keep getting delayed.. kekekeke... Our little baby now is BOTAK again!

[caption id="attachment_195" align="aligncenter" width="341" caption="Side View"]Side View[/caption]

Unlike the first haircut, in this hair cut Vio cried LOUDLY. He got really scared by the sound of the machine I think... poor vio keep crying starting from middle of the process til finish.. When the person just started shaving his head, he's still smiling, not realizing what she was doing... after that he started SCREAMING..

Oh! On Saturday (1 day before we cut Vio's hair), we went to Jurong Point with him! It's really really seldom we bring him out (except to the park and Jurong Lake park). We were out for about 2.5 hours, but Vio was already exhausted so he's sleeping on the way home. Have I mentioned that it was the first time Vio was taking MRT? ;)

[caption id="attachment_196" align="aligncenter" width="270" caption="ready to go"]ready to go[/caption]

Wah... Daddy looks very tall! Vio wants to be as tall as daddddyyy... ^-^

A "Productive" Weekend

Wow I completed quite a few LOs during the weekend.. Feel that lately I complete one much faster compared to last time! I think now I don't waste time "thinking". I'll just start cutting and see how.. lol..

[caption id="attachment_188" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Sleepy Head"]Sleepy Head[/caption]

This is created using Cosmo Cricket Early Bird collection. I'm loving this collection! (OK I know I say that a lot... but there's really a lot of nice things on the market, don't u think? ;)   )

The next 2 was created using Crate Paper Little Sprout collection.. I find that I'll scrap much faster if using papers from 1 collection.. since they all match perfectly!

[caption id="attachment_189" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="concentrate"]concentrate[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_190" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="A Gift"]A Gift[/caption]

Have to say that I'm scrapping way too fast that I run out of photos to scrap! The photos that I intend to scrap havent been printed yet.. I'm SO going to print it today during lunch! So I can have photos to scrap by tomorrow night! =)

Andddd... the lady luck is with me again! I won a challenge for MR#13! kekekek waiting for my RAK now... so happy!

01 August 2009

7 months old

Oohh.. my little baby is now 7 months old! Lately he resume drinking milk (very very happy.. I hope he'll get his chubby cheek back!) He also loves to go round in the tricycle.. And look at his new hat! (Got it at Kiddy Palace) Isn't that cuteeee?

[caption id="attachment_183" align="aligncenter" width="224" caption="Hiyaaaaa.."]Hiyaaaaa..[/caption]

And here's another pose of him riding on his train.. wahaha... doesn't he look like he's 1 year+ liao? Very tall hor? =)

[caption id="attachment_184" align="aligncenter" width="224" caption="Choo chooo..."]Choo chooo...[/caption]

Speaking of train, he looooooves it when we make a train sound: "choo chooo.... jess jess jess jesssssss..." he can laugh out loud.. haha..

Aaaaand... here's his photo while busy reading his new cloth book.. actually he's more trying to rip it off.. kekekek

[caption id="attachment_185" align="aligncenter" width="224" caption="I'm kinda busy now!"]I'm kinda busy now![/caption]

Naked LO

Kekeke.. have finished an LO for Vio's naked photos..

[caption id="attachment_180" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Naked? No Problem!"]Naked? No Problem![/caption]

It's using a paper line that I love: Prima (Mommy and Me collection). The embellishment used is from all over the place!