31 October 2009


It's time for our 2nd "gathering" of the year! This time is for celebrating Alisia's and my bday! As last time, the resto we're going this time happen to be in Central again.. hmm... for the last few times, we've always been to Central.. I guess coz not much people there so we don't need to queue? ;)

This time we're going to Watami, a new Japanese restaurant in town. I chose the place! Feel like having a Japanese food.. heheheee... The place was nicely decorated, and each table have own partition, and the chair was comfy. But a minus thing was... the waiters was toooooo "busy": When we just started talking, he'll come with his soft girly voice and soft gesture (euhhh.. you know what i mean... a sissy guy with his hands waving girly-ishly..) to offer tissue or drinks or whether we're ready to order.. aiyoooooo... he's so busy to disturb us siah! We just wanted to sit there, have our food & drink, and left alone, no need anything other than the food and drink and seat for chit chat! lol..

[caption id="attachment_411" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Our cosy seat & free flow japanese tea"]Our cosy seat & free flow japanese tea[/caption]

Anyway, the food there was nice.. Aa & me had Okonomiyaki, and it was delicious! Melani had a Seafood Doria, and Allie have Bibimbap.  Wait a minute... Bibimbap is a Korean food isn't it? Why is it being served in a Jap resto? We had no idea... but anyway the Bibimbap was nice too.. And spicy too! Yummy...

We talked and talked and talked from 6:30pm to 9+ pm.. and I think we're the last (if not 2nd last) customers to leave the place! hahahaa.. got free flow of drinks and comfy chair mah.. =D

[caption id="attachment_412" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="We love our gifts!"]We love our gifts![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_413" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Mini Album for Allie"]Mini Album for Allie[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_414" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Sayonara! Till we meet again ;)"]Sayonara! Till we meet again ;)[/caption]

28 October 2009

2nd sickness..

Aiks! Why is it so fast he got his 2nd flu bug..

On Fri night, when I got home, Vio was already asleep.. When I touch him I felt his body temperature was a bit higher than normal.. And true enough, that night he was soooo cranky and he got a bit of fever! Or actually, almost a fever, as the temperature was just nice: 37.5 C. So we gave him the fever medicine, and the fever went down.

For the whole of Saturday, he was soo not-energetic.. Not as lively.. He looks so tired and keep wanting to go to sleep. Even when he's crawling, it's like so slow.. Luckily, on Sunday he was almost back to his normal self, even though his body temperature is a bit warm.. But on Sunday in the middle of the night, his body temperature was back to 37.3C.. So pi and I decided to take leave the next day to accompany him and to bring him to doc..

And guess what? After returning from the doc, he was as healthy as normal! No more "warm", no more tired.. lol.. maybe the cure was to go out of the house? lol.. He was so happy that we brought him out.. Well, I'm glad that he's back to normal now! The doc said that it's a normal flu virus... oh-oh.. I hope he's not getting it from me :">

Ah... on Monday afternoon, pi & I were going to Jurong Point to buy some stuff. Vio knew that we're going to go, and he was holding on to pi tight tight, not wanting to let go, coz he wants to go with us too. When nai2 tries to take him from pi, he cried out "da-dy da-dy" and hold on to him even tighter.. Oh yeah.. daddy was veeeeery happy!

23 October 2009

Who's the Smart boy?

.. Of course it's Savio! Kekekeke... He's getting smarter each day... His fav activity now is to throw things (balls, etc) around and crawl for it, throw again and crawl towards it again... Now if the balls happen to "stuck" under his highchair, for example, he can't reach the ball coz he's too big to go under the highchair.. now.. what will he do?

The smart boy will see whether he can reach the ball (using his hands) from other sides of the high chair or not. If can, he'll crawl towards that other side and get the ball from there. Otherwise, he'll push the highchair away so that he can take his ball and throw it again!

*Clap clap clap..* now that's my boy! So proud of him!

LO Updates

My first attempt to create an LO using a round diecut papers.. and I'm loving it!

[caption id="attachment_399" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="A Father's Love is Priceless"]A Father's Love is Priceless[/caption]


  • Paper: My Little Shoebox, Sassafras Lass, Prima

  • Embellishment: My Little Shoebox diecuts, 7G stickers, Basic Grey offbeat stickers


[caption id="attachment_400" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="The Daily Grind"]The Daily Grind[/caption]


  • Paper: American Crafts, Fancy Pants, DCWV

  • Embellishment: Fancy Pants Daily Grind chipboard, Making Memories spiral journaling book, WRMK chipboard, 7G stickers

And this is using my fav photo of Vio (taken with daddy's new hat!)

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  • Paper: Prima Marketing

  • Embellishment: Fancy Pants Daily Grind chipboard, Fancy Pants delight rub-ons, Thickers subway accents, 7G stickers

  • Alpha: thickers!!

20 October 2009

Family Photoshoot

We had our first ever family photoshoot last Sunday, courtesy of Hendra from MasaKecil Photography. Read the previous post if you don't know about it yet!

We went to Botanical Garden on late afternoon, and Vio was sleeping in the taxi. We waited for about 1/2 hour before he finally woke up from his beauty sleep, and ready to start for the photoshooting!

As expected, Vio was scared to go down to the grass.. but after a while, he can relax himself, and even choose to sit down by himself from standing position! And at the last few shots, he also wanted to crawl a bit bit in the grass, even though still hesitant. But so proud of him for conquering his fear of grass! kekekeke...

The weather was good, but too bad Vio wasn't smiling in the photoshooting.. Sigh.. should've scheduled it to early morning instead, where he's the happiest.. Anyway we've seen some of the photoshoot result posted on MasaKecil blog, and it looks nice! Can't wait to see the rest! Should be in 1-2 weeks time..

[caption id="attachment_382" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Sitting by myself on the grass"]Sitting by myself on the grass[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_383" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="I'm standing on my own!"]I'm standing on my own![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_384" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="I Love You Daddy"]I Love You Daddy[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_385" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Higher.. higher!"]Higher.. higher![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_386" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Sitting together"]Sitting together[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_387" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Going forward.."]Going forward..[/caption]

There you go.. Aren't the photos nice?? I'll post up somemore when I got the photos from Hendra..

Other than the photoshoot, hmmm.. there seems to be nothing extraordinary during weekend... We spent a lot of time with Vio during the weekend, however, as I was telling pi, even though we spent lots of time playing with him, it feels like it's such a short time, and we never have enough time to play with him (even when we've been with him for the whole day!). And pi was saying.. maybe it's coz Vio is busy playing with himself, and we're "ignored" while he's busy playing with himself... Well, that's kinda true actually.. Vio will be busy with himself.. We don't need to do anything other than to sit there and accompany & look at him. If we walk away, he'll look at us and want to follow where we're going. And if we're looking away (as in watching tv etc), he'll look at us until we look at him again, then he'll continue to be busy with himself.. lol.. Such a smart boy ;)

Here is some photos taken during the weekend. I bought a new cap for him from Kiddy Palace as he doesn't have a big enough cap now.. This one fits him just nice for now.. But not sure how long can it last? Anyway he doesn't like to wear a hat.. He'll take it off almost immediately after I put it on..

[caption id="attachment_388" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="What's that on my head?"]What's that on my head?[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_389" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="My new cute hat"]My new cute hat[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_390" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Mentos, anyone?"]Mentos, anyone?[/caption]

18 October 2009

Opa Oma visiting again!

*clap clap clap* so happy opa & oma is coming for a visit! They were here from 7 - 14 Oct 2009. Such a short time... At first, Vio was shy, not wanting to be carried by them. But during the last days, Vio loves to play with opa & oma, even ask to be carried by them!


[caption id="attachment_366" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Opa, Oma & Savio"]Opa, Oma & Savio[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_367" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Finally Vio wants to be carried by Akiu!"]Finally Vio wants to be carried by Akiu![/caption]

We've planned to bring Vio along to few places, such as the National Museum, Botanical Garden, to malls, but there's always something that caused us not to bring Vio.. So in the end, only brought Vio to HortPark on their last day here.

The places visited... more or less the same. Just got 4 "new" places visited:


Hmm.. actually my parents have been here before, but anyway I asked them to go here again, since my brother likes ethnics stuff...

It was near to Deepavali, so the "market" was quite crowded and decorated... hmm... not sure if normal days also like that? Anyway the market area was SO HOT.. so we didn't stay for long there.. and when my bro ask my mom whether she wants to try some food, as expected, she frowned.. haha.. Well yeah she's not too opened about new food, especially Indian food..

[caption id="attachment_379" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Little India"]Little India[/caption]


Before going here, we had our lunch at Asian Kitchen @ Citylink.. I thought that my family will love it.. well yeah my dad & bro likes it but my mom say that it's too sweet :(  Anyway, I tried the Soft Shell Crab La Mian and it was niceeeeeeeeeeeeeee... Hmmm which one should I order the next time round I'm going there? Should I order this one or my fav Zha Jiang Mian? ;)

After having our lunch, we walk to the National Museum of Singapore, passing by Chijmes...


[caption id="attachment_369" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Chijmes"]Chijmes[/caption]

Have I told you that apparently the museum was faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrr from Cityhall MRT? The guide says that the museum is only 5 mins walk from Dhoby Ghaut MRT, and we thought that they're bluffing. I initially thought the museum was just beside NTUC Income, but apparently it was Singapore Art Museum.. The National Museum was further down.. and under hot hot weather, the distance felt like doubled! And apparently.. it really was 5 mins walk from Dhoby Ghaut MRT.. lol..


[caption id="attachment_370" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="In front of National Museum"]In front of National Museum[/caption]

The museum itself.... is not as nice as my expectation.. Well at least I expected something nicer and more unique, like the ones in Asian Civilisation Museum.. but the things in this museum is more to history of Singapore.. Ah well, but at least now we've been there before!


[caption id="attachment_371" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Inside the museum"]Inside the museum[/caption]


When I first shouted the idea of going to a water reservoir, my parents was so unenthusiastic.. "Who wants to go see a water reservoir.." But in the end they went too, anyway it's a "new" place that all of us never seen before..

So we went to Marina Bay MRT, and walk a surprisingly far distance to the busstop! It was near actually, but the road was blocked so we need to go 1 round (like a U-shape) to get to the busstop. Lucky the bus reached just-nice so we don't need to wait for the next bus which was about 20-30 mins interval!

Reaching the Marina Barrage, it was drizzling.. When we walk inside, they were astonished.. "Wow! This is nice!" kekekekee.. they like the place! We took many photos there.. but then I realize that my camera battery is flat! sob sob sob.. so can only take a few shots..

[caption id="attachment_373" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Marina Barrage"]Marina Barrage[/caption]

And while we're just standing on the green roof admiring the view, suddenly my brother say to the person next to him: "Eh, you're Thomas Djorghi right?"  Then the person say "yeah, halo" then go for his shooting. Apparently they're there with Trans7 in collaboration with STB to promote singapore's tourism! My brother was so excited, he wanted to take photo with the artist, but he was too shy to ask him to take photo together, so he's pushing me to ask him instead! Aiyo..... I was so paiseh.. We waited for a longgggggg long time before he finally have a short break from the shooting, then I go and ask him (really paiseh!) and so.. now we have a photo with a movie star! lol..


[caption id="attachment_372" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="with Thomas Djorghy"]with Thomas Djorghy[/caption]

And actually, he was presenting a travel show with another gal, Lala, which was said to be a presenter of a gossip show. We don't know and never saw her before, but anyway, we also take photo together with her.. kekekekeke.. but I think no need to post here lah.. 


This is the place we went to only on the last day of my parents here. And this time, we brought Vio along! Yay! So happy I can bring Vio out for a walk..

I planned to go from home at 8am so it's not too hot, but as you can guess, with many ppl going, there must be a delay here and there, so finally we reach Hort Park at around 9+ am, and it was HOT HOT HOT HOT.. and also.. there were so many worms! Eeeuuuuuu.... The place was not bad actually, provided we're not going there on a hot day..

[caption id="attachment_374" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Hort Park"]Hort Park[/caption]

When we decided to go home (since it's too hot), Vio fall asleep! Maybe he's too tired.. So we sat on the bench, waiting for Vio to wake up before we finally going home! =)

[caption id="attachment_375" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Alexandra Arch"]Alexandra Arch[/caption]


And here's somemore shots before Opa, Oma & Akiu is going back to Jakarta..

[caption id="attachment_376" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Opa & Vio"]Opa & Vio[/caption]


[caption id="attachment_377" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="I Miss U Opa & Oma!"]I Miss U Opa & Oma![/caption]

13 October 2009

- Reborn-

Savio has been "reborn"! He was baptised in St Mary of the Angels church on Sunday, 11 Oct 2009, 3 pm.

It was so funny... when Vio's turn has came to be baptised, he refused to put down his head! He wanna look at the water... so in the end, his head was facing the wrong direction (he should be turning to the left, but instead he turn to the right).. but at least.. there's 1 photo with his face visible..

[caption id="attachment_353" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="The Baptism"]The Baptism[/caption]


And after the baptism, it was time to put on the baptismal gown.. We tried to put on Vio's newly bought baptismal gown and.... his head was too big!! It can't go in to the baptismal gown... so sad............. Well.. I didn't try it before, coz it looks big enough for Vio... haiz...

And as usual, Vio can't stay quietly during the celebration. He keep wanting to go around and crawl in the chair while everyone is standing. And he happen to knock his head a bit to the chair. It was not hard, but he cried soooo loudly... so paiseh..

[caption id="attachment_354" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="After the Baptism"]After the Baptism[/caption]


[caption id="attachment_355" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Family photo"]Family photo[/caption]


[caption id="attachment_356" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="with Auntie Hellen & Uncle Andrew"]with Auntie Hellen & Uncle Andrew[/caption]


[caption id="attachment_357" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Savio's Godmother!"]Savio's Godmother![/caption]


And somemore updates....

  • Savio can correspond the word "mamamama" with me! hehee.. so happy... This morning when he already woke up and I went for a while to the toilet, he cried and call to me "mamamama".. oh so happy!

  • Nowadays when he wants to sleep at night, he no longer sit up and throw himself backwards, he'll just turn back (to the tummy), lift his body a bit, and turn himself backwards.. hehehee.. new style!

  • He still like to suck his pointing finger more than his thumb..

  • His crawling style is still unique, as in the left foot is on walking position while the right one is (now) already in more or less correct position. Well, the left foot is nowadays getting a bit more correct too!

  • a happy and unexpected news: we won a FREE OUTDOOR FAMILY PHOTOSHOOT from masakecil photography!!!! woah i'm super duper happy and excited! The photoshoot should be done this coming Sunday.. Well.. first time winning something so I'm very excited ;) Hope it will turn out niceeee... I've always wanted a photoshoot for Vio but it's very exp in SG.. kekekekek...

12 October 2009

Fancy Pants mood

I'm in Fancy-Pants-kind-of-mood... so the following 2 layouts are created using Fancy Pants stuff..

[caption id="attachment_348" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="happiness @ 27"]happiness @ 27[/caption]



  • Papers: Fancy Pants Delight

  • Embellishment: Fancy Pants Daily Grind chipboard, 7G ATC Photo sticker, AL Ticketed stamp, Fancy Pants All Fall cards, Thickers


[caption id="attachment_349" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Everyday Moments"]Everyday Moments[/caption]



  • Papers: Fancy Pants Delight

  • Embellishments: Fancy Pants Daily Grind chipboard, Fancy Pants delight rub-ons, 7G ATC Photo sticker, Maya Road Owl sheers, AL Ticketed stamp

07 October 2009

Sad sad..

Last night.. for the first time ever.. Savio don't want to be carried by mommy... He wanted to stick to Nai2 even though mommy just finish changing after reaching home from work.. He even cried when I'm still taking him to carry him... I felt very very very very very very very sad... He would normally ask me to carry him whenever he sees me, no matter who is carrying him... Maybe... he sees me too rare? As in.. the time I spent with him on weekdays is very little.. Few mins before I go to work in the morning, and then I reach home at 7:15pm and Vio sleeps at 8:30 - 9 pm.. And in between I still need to bathe and have my dinner first..

But this morning, it was the other way round. Vio don't want to be carried by Nai2, when Nai2 wanted to carry him so I can take shower to go to work, Vio clutches on me hard hard, not wanting to let go.. Well, at least that makes me a bit happier ^^

06 October 2009

A July Photo to Scrap

Yes, the photos was taken on July, and now is already October.. but I can only scrap the photos now coz I was waiting for my orders from YSS... I ordered the papers & embellishment coz I think it match perfectly with the photos I wanna use!

[caption id="attachment_343" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Round & Round"]Round & Round[/caption]



  • Paper: My Minds Eye

  • Embellishment: My Minds Eye die-cut, Thickers Subway accent, Fancy Pants Daily Grind chipboard, Scarlet Lime date tag, Autumn Leaves Ticketed stamp (I love this one!)

Oh.. reminiscing the time when Vio looooooves his tricycle so much, he wanted to go in it around the house for few times a day... Now.. he don't even want to sit on it! He prefers to play with the wheels or other parts..

The Active Baby

Vio is getting very active nowadays. He don't like to be carried that much, he prefers to crawl or walk. He loves to crawl around the house very much! And he'd love to touch on everything that he sees. He also loves to throw things around purposely, sometimes it can be really irritating, esp when we're feeding him and he keep throwing his toys and curve his body such that his head can stare below to the dropped toys for a long time until we pick the toys. Woah so scared that his high chair will trip over!

On Sat morning, we brought Vio to ICA to collect his first passport.. Amazing hor.. even a baby can have a passport! The passport photo we submitted was successful.. yay! Otherwise I dunno how will Vio sit quietly in the photo booth to take passport photo.. lol..

On Sunday, I just remembered that I've wanted to re-open the Fisher Price playgym for Vio to play (for quite sometime liao, but I keep forgetting!). It can be converted to a tunnel for Vio to crawl in.. well, on Sunday I finally remembered to do it..

[caption id="attachment_339" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="My new "home""]My new "home"[/caption]


At first Vio was hesitating to go in. He was more interested in the pics outside the "tunnel".. Ah well, finally we can persuade him to come in and... it was too small for him liao! ARrrrgghh... His head can drag the whole "tunnel" with him.. hahaha.. I should've opened it earlier.. But anyway Vio was quite excited with his new tunnel..

[caption id="attachment_340" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="I wanna go to my tunnel"]I wanna go to my tunnel[/caption]


Oh see how cute he is... When we brought the tunnel to yeye's room, he followed the tunnel by crawling... lol..

01 October 2009

The First Cold

There's always the first time for everything, and for Vio, yesterday was the first time he caught a sickness - he's having flu now. He has a runny nose and slight cough. No wonder the night before he kept crying while sleeping!

So yesterday pi & I brought him to the PD, and the queue was quite long.. After about 1/2 hour waiting, finally we can see the PD! When he saw Vio, he said "so coming to 2 years already ya?". Pi & I were like "huh?" then after he saw the record, he said "Oh, it's 9 months now. Coz his size is like 2 years old" hahahaha.. yeah Vio is tall.. Have I told you that he was 9.95kg yesterday? The height can't be measured liao, coz he's way too tall for the baby height measurement..

Last night Vio was so cute, when the PD wanted to check on him, he kept peeking at him & cry, peeking at him & cry.. He's so shy with strangers nowadays.. Anyway, the PD said it's just a common flu, nothing serious. So we got some medicine for Vio to drink and also some nose drops to ease the congestion. So last night, Vio also can't sleep well, he often toss around as his nose was still uncomfortable and quite blocked..

Yawn... I'm soooooooo sleepy today..