30 November 2009

11 Month

Wah.. Vio is 11 month today.. time reaaaaaally flies too quickly.. I feel that he's so big now (as compared to few months back). Vio looks sooo tall now. Even when we went to the church, we met a little boy and his family, the little boy's grandma was saying "xx, say hello to didi.." then "wah how come didi looks bigger than you?" And apparently, that little boy is already 2 years plus.. haha...

As usual, every 29th of the month is Vio's "photoshooting" timeee... This time, I took photos of him with... his BALLS!!

[caption id="attachment_850" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Master of the Balls"]Master of the Balls[/caption]

It's amazing how he's not getting bored with Balls after being "mesmerized" by it for few weeks liao. Normally with other toys, the "chemistry" don't last that long.. After few minutes of play, he'll get bored of it liao. But not with balls.. The whole day, he can just keep chanting "balls.. balls.. balls..." and busy crawling around the house to catch (and throw) his balls..

.. which is a good thing actually.. considering balls are cheap and long lasting! As in they won't spoil coz you throw them too much. They are meant to be thrown around!

[caption id="attachment_851" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Posing with the ball"]Posing with the ball[/caption]

26 November 2009

3rd teeth

[caption id="attachment_847" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Sucking my pointing finger"]Sucking my pointing finger[/caption]

Right after I'm wondering why Savio still has only 2 teeth, while other babies of same age have 4 or more teeth liao, Savio's 3rd teeth finally emerge! It was first noticable on 21 Nov 2009. But of course, it was still so tiny that almost impossible to take photos of it.. And I also don't think he'll voluntarily open his mouth wide wide in front of the camera.. haha..

This time it's the top left teeth... Well.. I think very soon his 4th teeth will emerge... Til then, stay tuned! ;)

24 November 2009

Vio's Many Styles

During weekend, Vio has invented some "new" styles that are Truly Savio!

  • Turning his whole body in a circular motion, using his buttock as the pivot. You know what I mean? It's like using his feet to move in circular motion while sitting down, so he's moving 360 degrees and still at the same position! Haha!

[caption id="attachment_841" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Vio Posing"]Vio Posing[/caption]

  • After clapping his hands, Vio now likes to..... pose! Yeah, right.. pose! It's different poses each time. It's the hand that doing the poses..  He will fold his hands in front of his body just like an adult does... but much much cuter!! And the pose can last for few seconds each time.. haha..

And that's not all.. check out Vio's other poses during the weekend...

[caption id="attachment_842" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Dolphin Style"]Dolphin Style[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_843" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Ain't I Sexy? ;)"]Ain't I Sexy? ;)[/caption]

So.. which style is the cutest?

23 November 2009

Tragedy at the Escalator

Something bad happened today...

Today as I'm going back to office after lunch time, I saw this Malay teenage guy with his grandma walking slowly. They stopped in front of the escalator and it seems like the grandma is scared to ride on the escalator. The guy tried to show his grandma how to take on the escalator. After few tries, the guy happen to accidentally ride on the escalator without the grandma. So the grandma is still stunned at the foot of the escalator.

And there I was, standing behind the grandma. And trying to be a good person, I wanted to help her ride the escalator. So she ride on the escalator while holding my hand. But somehow, both her feet is not at the correct place (I suppose they're at different edge of the escalator) so she lost balance and I tried to pull her but her hand slipped off mine, and bhum! She fell down... I think she knocked her head a bit against the escalator too.. Luckily someone quickly stop the escalator after that..

I was so shocked when she fell down.. and feeling really guilty that I can't pull her such that she didn't have to fall down... and also for trying to be a good person but then... the grandma fell down.. I shouldn't have tried to help her get to the escalator.. Maybe if I just let her wait for her grandson to come back from his escalator ride, she'll ride on the escalator successfully.. *sigh* feeling so guilty now :(

But luckily too, after the incident, the grandma seems to be perfectly alright. She can walk and say that she's fine.. But still.. I'm feeling bad coz indirectly, she fell down because I wanted to help her :(

19 November 2009

A Baby & His Balls Collection

For a 10.5 months baby, I think Vio has an amaaaaaaaazing collection of balls. Yeah, his most favorite toys now are balls. He looooooves to throw balls around, catch them, and throw them, and catch them... and go on and on and on..

[caption id="attachment_834" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Going to catch my balls"]Going to catch my balls[/caption]

Leeeet me try to count.. Hmm.. I think he has at least 8 medium-big sized balls.. (those are the ones I can remember for now) anddddd (that's not all!) at least a dozen of small ones... wow.. that makes it 20 balls or even more!

[caption id="attachment_835" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Busy playing"]Busy playing[/caption]

A note: the photos above are not "showcasing" all of his balls. Some are still scattered somewhere around the house and has yet to be "found"..

And he has THIS many balls is because not long ago, a neighbor that Vio often meets almost daily in the park, gave him 4 balls. 4! at the same time! and when my parents & brother were here last month, they also bought him about 7-8 balls.. ahaha and he just love it!

And talking about balls, Vio can say "ball" now.. OK actually it sounds more like "bah" instead of "ball" but anyway... we think he's trying to say "ball".. ;)

And he can also say "bewwhh".. Make a guess on what it means? Haha.. it means "bird"! (He's referring to the birds sticker on my bedroom walls).

A Scrapbook Class!

I just joined a scrapbook class yesterday at Laines. It's my 2nd time joining a class, the 1st one was at MWL where we created 3 LOs using MME Bloom & Grow collection.

Yesterday I took the Yummy Scrummy class, which is a mini album class using Fancy Pants Mixed-Media album. Initially I'm not too sure whether or not I should join, but I have a $35 class voucher expiring end of the month, and I felt like joining a class. But when I saw the sample, it seems so simple that I'm not sure whether or not to join it. But well, in the end I did, and I'm glad I did!

Yeah the project itself was quite simple to do, but I had fun doing it. Learnt some new technique: painting the chipboard and do glitter embossing. That's the 2 things I won't do at home, coz it's messy messy messy... ^^

Just to share, this is the front cover of the sample album... Mine will be about the same, just without the stitching.. I'll be too lazy to stitch.. hahahaa... My album will be used for Vio's 1st bday party album.. so will be 2 more months before I upload my finished "product"

[caption id="attachment_830" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Yummy front cover & messy sb table"]Yummy front cover & messy sb table[/caption]

And talking about classes, few weeks back, when I was at laines registering for this class, I overheard an ang-moh asking the cashier: "Can I register my maid for classes?"  I was like... "huh?!?!?!" and thinking... why don't you register me instead?? haha.. that's one very lucky maid hor?

18 November 2009

A Wedding in a Sunday Afternoon

OK yeah I know, this post should come before the previous post. But anyway, as have been mentioned in the previous post, we went to attend a wedding at SFA on Sunday afternoon. It was Willy & Nadya's wedding! The wedding was quite memorable as they're such a fun couple, they did a Latin dance in front of everybody! Wow.. something that I think I don't dare to do.. hehe.. And they also decorate the place with lots of balloons.. which I think is very smart! The place looks quite different with all the balloons..

[caption id="attachment_823" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Noo.. don't bring the balloon near me!"]Noo.. don't bring the balloon near me![/caption]

And we also met many other babies there... there were Caelia, Iggy, Allen, and Claire (Yulia's daughter)!

[caption id="attachment_824" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Handsome + Pretty = Nice Match!"]Handsome + Pretty = Nice Match![/caption]

Overall the party was great! And Savio was happy too as he gets to eat the strawberry, kiwi, and peaches from the tart (and mommy gets to eat the plain tart leftover).. hehehe... but it was so hot outside that Vio was so tired when he reached home..

[caption id="attachment_826" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Who's the most handsome one??"]Who's the most handsome one??[/caption]

Ten Little Toes

[caption id="attachment_816" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Ten Little Toes?"]Vio's Little Toes[/caption]

Oops now that I realized that it looks like only 9 little toes instead of 10! Haha! Dun worry... the 1 little toe must be "hiding" behind the quilt! Kekeke..

The story goes like this... One lazy Sunday afternoon, after going out to attend a wedding party that I haven't written about yet, Vio was sooo tired, he slept right after he had a shower. AND of course, as usual, he doesn't like to sleep alone. He'll keep crying every pre-defined time interval (which is about 10 - 15 mins) if I put him to sleep in his own cot... And based on many many past experiences, he'll sleep soundly if I put him in my bed.... But since Vio's getting active nowadays, we're always scared that he'll wake up without crying, and fell down from the bed! So.... *sigh* I need to accompany him sleeping.

Not that I want to sleep, really. I was just lying there beside him to keep him company. And after close to 1 hour, I started to get bored. 1 hour lying down (and not sleeping or doing anything at all) can be rather boring, yeah? So... I started to snaps Vio's sleeping photos (again)!

And I was in sephia kind of mood..

And so.. I captured 2 of Vio's favorite sleeping style!

[caption id="attachment_817" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Sleep Style #1: following mommy"]Sleep Style #1: following mommy[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_818" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Sleep Style #2: the whole bed is mine!"]Sleep Style #2: the whole bed is mine![/caption]

So.. which style is cuter? ;)

Oh luckily.. not long after, the Taiwanese drama Ai started.. so I can watch it while keeping watch at Vio in front of the door.

And we thought that he'll only wake up the next morning. But alas, at 8:30pm, right when the drama was in the climax, he chose to wake up (after close to 3 hours sleeping!)

Ah.. talking about sleeping... I also measured his height.. and it came out to.... 83 cm!!! Woah.. that's fast...

17 November 2009

Mini Album - Genting

Wow.. it's my 4th mini album so far!! 4! OK it might not be that much, but for me it's quite a lot.. hehehee... the 5th one is still in the planning stage (read: the photos are not yet chosen and printed!) :)

For this mini album, I made my own 6x6 accordion album! So it means it can be opened from either side.. The materials are mostly from Cosmo Cricket Earth Love collection that I reaaaallly love..

[gallery orderby="title"]


  • Papers: Cosmo Cricket Earth Love

  • Embellishment: Cosmo Cricket Early Bird chipboard & stickers, Thickers accent, Maya Road sheers, Making Memories Spiral Journaling Book, 7G stickers, Prima flowers, Pink Paislee Fetching rub-ons, Fancy Pants rub-ons

  • Alphas: Thickers

16 November 2009

Family LOs

Hmm... I guess I must be in a family-kinda mood as my LO for this "batch" is all about family ;)

[caption id="attachment_792" align="aligncenter" width="295" caption="simply irresistible"]simply irresistible[/caption]


  • Papers: K&Co Wild Saffron & Studio K

  • Embellishment: K&Co Wild Saffron Tag Pad, MME Die Cuts, Making Memories Jumbo Brads, Kaisercraft Rhinestones, 7G stickers

  • Title: MME Rub-ons

[caption id="attachment_793" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="grandpa, grandma & me"]grandpa, grandma & me[/caption]


  • Papers: K&Co Studio K, Cosmo Cricket Early Bird, Fancy Pants Delight

  • Embellishment: K&Co Wild Saffron Tag Pad & Chipboard buttons, Hambly stickers, Umbrella Thickers accent, 7G stickers

  • Title: Thickers, Doodlebug alpha stickers

[caption id="attachment_794" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="times like this"]times like this[/caption]


  • Papers: K&Co Studio K

  • Embellishments: Basic Grey stickers, Hambly Overlays, 7G stickers, K&Co Blue Awning Journaling Pad

13 November 2009

Captured Moments

There are 2 expressions of Vio that I can't capture using my own digital camera. I'm so happy that our last photoshoot can capture these 2 valuable expressions..

Throwing the balls

This is the first one. It's a photo of Vio closing his eyes tight while throwing something. Oh yeah, he likes to do that. He will close his eyes tight tight if he feels scared of doing it, such as throwing things around, opening the door to see daddy's behind it. Isn't his expression cuteeee?

Crying face

Haha.. this is the 2nd one.. it's his crying face!! Look at how he can arch his mouth to form a n-shape.. kekekekek... it's also difficult for me to capture his cry.. well.. if he's crying, i can't possibly be "busy" taking photos of it right? ;)

Our 2 Years Celebration ^^

We had a worthy-to-remember anniversary celebration yesterday! And the day began with.. something sweet!

[caption id="attachment_780" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="A Card & A Cookie"]A Card & A Cookie[/caption]

Hmm.. Isn't the cookie looks just yummy? I got it from Famous Amos, but we haven't tried it yet til now actually.. And in response to this, pi was commenting "why 2? Isn't it our first anniversary?" -_-    Apparently he kept thinking that it's our 1st anniversary since Vio is about to turn to 1 year old! Haha...

Anyway, that's only a small "surprise" I've prepared.. the real one is coming sooon.. We went off from our house at 10+ am, and I didn't wanna tell pi where we're going.. Let him be curious.. hehe.. isn't it more fun? ;) And so.. we stop at Bukit Batok MRT Station..

Pi: Are we going to St Mary church?
Me: No.. we're going to CSC..
Pi: (A bit frowning) Huh? What do they have there?
Me: (Giggling but still no answer)

Only when we reached CSC, I finally told pi: we're gonna have a couple spa! Hehe.. Yup yup it's our first ever couple spa!! Have always wanted to try it out, but normally it's quite expensive. But since currently got a 1st-trial promo from UOB, I decided to try it out, and doubled as a gift for pi ;)

We had our spa at The Ultimate, located at level 5. The place was nice! And the spa was biiiiiiiiggggg.. at least much bigger compared to other spa I went to (with the exception of True Spa, which was also biiigggg..)

[caption id="attachment_781" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Couple's Spa"]Couple's Spa[/caption]

We chose to have a Balinese massage with red wine. It was niiiiiicee.. (But few hours after, both pi & me are feeling aching on whole of our body.. hehe...) And the couple's room have a jacuzzi inside it, so we soak in it after the massage (with red wine too) for about 20 mins. Oohh.. it was so comfortable. I wish they let us stay in the jacuzzi longer! And it was so romantic too, as the light was dimmed and the jacuzzi have many different light colours.

After the whole thing was done, both of us feel so sleepy. If only they provide a bed there so we can sleep! But of course they don't.. And luckily, they didn't hardsell the package to us.

So after that, we continued our "journey" to Westmall, where we had our lunch at Swensens, completed with the sundaes! Yummy yummy!

[caption id="attachment_782" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Sweet Treats"]Sweet Treats[/caption]

And not to forget, I think I should show the newest "accessories" to my-otherwise-boring cubicle...

[caption id="attachment_783" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="A Gift from My Darling ^^"]A Gift from My Darling ^^[/caption]

..and what is that, you wonder? It's a digital photo frame! It can show jpeg files from SD card or USB drive. Pi said since I love to look at Vio's photos at home, he's giving me this one so I can see Vio's photos at office too. Ooohh.. I love it! Thank you darling =)

[caption id="attachment_784" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Happy together - 2 years"]Happy together - 2 years[/caption]

11 November 2009

2 Wonderful Years - Reminiscing Our Wedding

[caption id="attachment_770" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Eternity begins at this moment"]Eternity  begins at this moment[/caption]

Today is our 2nd wedding anniversary. Oh my, is it 2 years already? Feel like yesterday we're still going for our prewedding photoshoot, choosing the photos, scouting for wedding reception place, getting upset from chasing the invitation cards that keeps getting delayed.. Oh yeah, a wedding needs a lot lot looooots of planning! Though it can be quite stressful, I kinda miss those moments sometimes..

And also remembering that our "dream" wedding is supposed to be in SG, we've almost signed up to a wedding lunch at Hilton hotel, as I like the pool located just beside the reception area.

I still remember the worries a few days before the wedding: will everything be ok? who will be the main coordinator? will we have enough time for photo taking in the church? will we be late to the reception? will the cake look nice? how about the church deco? and will the choir sings nicely? and so on and so on..

And I also still remember the arguments we had for the wedding.. Should the wedding be in sg or jakarta? How many people will be invited? What's the budget for this and that.. And also just few days before the wedding, when pi refused to take videoshooting for the groom's side because of time limitation.. Oh my, how I worried at that time. Wouldn't it look funny if the video only have the bride's side? But thankfully we managed to resolve all the arguments and all sides are in a win-win situation.

Despite all the "troubles" in wedding preparation, the overall experience (especially during the day itself) was jubilant! At least as I look back to that day, the memory that I have is definitely a good one :)

[caption id="attachment_771" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="remember this.."]remember this..[/caption]

And of course thank God everything went smoothly.. All my worries can  settle by themselves. Everything was haaaappyy.. Well, the number of guests coming to the party was way out of our expectation. Since it was such a hot date (until we can't even get an affordable wedding car as all has been rented out and almost all of the reception places are booked for dinner, so we have to settle for lunch instead!), I was surprised to see the number of guests coming to the wedding. I hope there were enough food to entertain them. One thing for sure is the vegetarian and "gubuk" food was not enough.. But then again, it will never be enough as people will be kiasu to have them first before the main course! 

And a funny thing happening in the wedding was.. we bought 2 confetti for the wedding toast. Well, we bought the cheapest we can find in Mangga Dua.. hehe... and during the wedding toast, when the MC was saying "Wedding... Toast!!" ............... then it was... silence...... BOTH confetti are not working! haha.. Aiyoh.... a good lesson learnt.. don't buy the cheapest thing around... :)

And my beloved bouquet..

[caption id="attachment_772" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="My Wedding Bouquet"]My Wedding Bouquet[/caption]

Oh oh.. Isn't it a pretty little thing? I love it a lot..... But sadly it's no longer with us now.. I believe my sister already sent her to the rubbish bin loooooong ago.. 1 day after the wedding, one of the roses (in the middle somemore!) was "running away" from it's friends! Haha.. Yeah it drops.. so sad.. Anyway, no use crying over spilled milk.. Let's remember another happy little details..

Ah.. how about...

[caption id="attachment_773" align="aligncenter" width="198" caption="St Ursula Chapel"]St Ursula Chapel[/caption]

..the chapel in which we exchange our vows! Look at how beauuuuutiful and classic it looks.. I've always wanted to get married in this kind of place! And with the pretty pink-white decoration (with minimum budget btw), it was justttt.. peeeeeeeerrrfect!

Well, other than the fact that the sisters that manage this chapel had a looooot of rules.. cannot use electricity for the video lighting.. the decoration must be done at this time to this time.. must pay for admin fee.. cannot do many things.. but since i love this place so much, we still choose to held our holy matrimony there. And little did we know that there were so many people coming to the chapel. There was no enough seat since the chapel was quite small.. Some people were standing outside of the chapel liao.. Oh well, it means that many people wants to give us their blessings right? :)

Wow.. what a long post it is... And there are lots of other details that I haven't put up here.. I guess I can't possibly put all here right? ;)

[caption id="attachment_774" align="aligncenter" width="200" caption="A Sweet Kiss"]A Sweet Kiss[/caption]

10 November 2009

Imitating Adults

Oh yeah... Vio looooooove doing whatever the adults are doing..

  1. Switching on/off the lights.

    [caption id="attachment_764" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="I wanna press that switch!"]I wanna press that switch![/caption]

    Yeah he loves to point at the lights now. He'll point his tiny pointing finger towards the lamp when he sees one. He can even switch on & off the light!

  2. While eating papaya.. if we give him the papaya with his spoon or with our hands, he'll turn his head away "hng!" and shut his mouth tight. But when he sees us eating papaya with fork, and we offer him papaya using fork, his mouth will open big big! -_-'

  3. [caption id="attachment_765" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Brushing your hair"]Brushing your hair[/caption]
  4. He loves it when we're brushing his hair, maybe feels like daddy who's combing his hair? But since Vio's hair is still so "botak", he's still using the step 1 brush :p

  5. One of Vio's favorite activity of the day is.... Brushing Teeth! Heheee.. He's currently using finger brush.. and when he sees the brush, he'll open his mouth big big.. so cuteeee... and if I pretend to put the brush in my mouth, his hand will "direct" my hand to put the brush in his mouth instead. And brushing teeth once only is not enough for him. 3 rounds and he's still opening his mouth to ask me to brush him somemore! Haha.. and he still has only 2 teeth...

  6. He also loves to drink from his cup, even though the one who drinks more is his clothes! Most of the water will drip down to the clothes instead of to his mouth. But he still enjoys it. 1 cup is not enough, mommy! I want more!

The Photos are Out!

Yippyyyy.. the moments that we've been waiting for is here... the photoshoot result is out! Finally! After such a looOOooOoong wait.. Now we only need to select 3 photos of which we'll get the big resolution file and a print out :)

Here is the shortlisted ones... (OK you might think:  WOAH so many... But this is actually only half of the whole thing.. hehehee... I've removed some of the duplicates/similar photos..) 


08 November 2009

Weekend Part II - Causeway Point

Daddy was having meeting in RP on Sunday. When daddy was going out from the door, Vio was crying a bit, and finally stop when he realized daddy is not bringing him. But pi was saying that his face looked sooooooo sad..

So since the weather was good (not raining), I brought Vio to Causeway Point to play and see daddy after his discussion. It was my first time bringing Vio in MRT for quite a distance and he's awake. Hehehee... Well, luckily Vio is such a guai boy. He was happy to take MRT and even asked to be seated in the seat (instead of his stroller). Then I put him to standing position, facing out. He was so excited to see different "scenery" from the windows.. Hehee..

And he was one very friendly baby too.. He was looking at a young Indian lady sitting beside him and called her "uh.. uh.. uh.." And the cute thing is that lady was just smiling shy shy at herself and try not to entertain Vio, even though Vio was touching her arm liao.. haha.. very friendly baby... ^^

Reaching Woodlands MRT, we took a lift down to the passenger service, and inside the lift there was a couple with their baby girl which looked smaller than Vio, and then they're talking to their baby:

Them : Baby, say hello to koko/didi... Is he a koko/didi?
Me     : How old is she?
(OK to be honest I was expecting a 6 - 7- 8 month answer)
Them : She's six.....teen months.. going to seventeen..
Me      : Oh.. mine is ten months
Them : WOW! He's quite big sized...

Haha.. that's how the conversation goes.. Anyway as I was thinking, I think the part of Vio that actually looks big is.. hmm.. his head... coz his body is not THAT big.. but his head does look bigger than other babies... Ohhh.. maybe he got a smart smart big brain inside his head? Hehe..

In Causeway Point, I brought Vio to see Cerisi sale and Metro sale. I almost bought a T-Shirt for Vio. It was nice and the material is very comfy. Somemore it's only $8 for a Cerisi T-Shirt! That's quite a deal ;)  But.. there's only size 1, which is just nice for Vio now. I wanted to buy a bigger one so he can wear it longer. So in the end didn't buy anything..

While waiting for daddy, I brought Vio to play with Barney cars just in front of Metro. Ooohh.. he's such an expert at steering the wheels now! And when daddy came, he was saying that Vio looked so excited playing the cars.

[caption id="attachment_565" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Behind the wheels"]Behind the wheels[/caption]

After that, we brought Vio to play "trains" and not long after, go home. In the MRT home, again, Vio was being a friendly baby. He was smiling and looking at the lady sitting beside me. And this time, the lady was reciprocating Vio's call. She plays with Vio and Vio was smiling! Oh so cute.... And it was all the way to Lakeside MRT! Heheee...

At home, Vio must be so tired from going out that he naps for 3 hours! 3 hours! That's kinda amazing..

07 November 2009

Weekend Part I - Jurong Point

On Saturday we brought Vio to Jurong Point as pi needed a hair cut and Vio needs a new pair of shoe. His current one is already too small and somemore.. got hole in it liao! Vio was sooo excited to go out. I think the destination is not important for him. As long as he's going out, he'll be super happy ^^

First stop - Cerisi & Kiddy Palace! We tried few shoes (with sounds) for Vio, and finally pi chose the army style from Kiddy Palace. Vio was quite happy that his new shoe has got "sound" if he steps on it. Hopefully it'll make him want to walk more. And while in Kiddy Palace with so many cute caps around..

[caption id="attachment_561" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Trying out caps"]Trying out caps[/caption]

Haha.. but Vio always don't like wearing caps..

And here's the new shoeeee chosen by daddy for Vio..

[caption id="attachment_555" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Vio's New Shoe"]Vio's New Shoe[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_556" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Is my new shoe nice nice?"]Is my new shoe nice nice?[/caption]

And.. as mentioned above, pi needs to go for a hair cut. So we went to EC House. It was quite nicely renovated and the place was clean too. Just as I wanted to snap some photos of pi getting his haircut, the hairdresser was saying that can't take photos there.. aiyoh.. :(  nvm, i still have my other supermodel to take photos of. He was eating biscuits while waiting for daddy's haircut.

[caption id="attachment_557" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="at EC House"]at EC House[/caption]

Oh my, look at those cheeks! Don't you just feel like pinching and kissing them? Ooooh... how i feel like kissing my baby now...

06 November 2009

Getting Sketchy & the Goreng Pisang

Uhm I'm kinda bored in office.. and with boss not around, I played with my newly installed GIMP.. (since obviously I can't install photoshop in office..) Well, it's not bad afterall! I can make...... tadaaaaaa!

[caption id="attachment_542" align="aligncenter" width="233" caption="Vio's Sketch"]Vio's Sketch[/caption]

It's a sketch of Vio's passport photo that was mentioned here. Now tell me what do you think? ;)

Ah.. today I went to Toa Payoh Library with Dena & Iggy after having lunch together. We collected free gifts for new mothers! I got to know about this from Ira. She just had a baby but know about this earlier than us! haha.. Anyway, the gift was not bad. They give a height chart, CD, magazine, and my favorite item is.. Baby Journal! Hmm.. Last time I wanted to buy something like that for a keepsake, but somehow in the end I didn't buy it. Well, now I got one for Vio! Ohh.. if only I can fill it in office... Wahahaha..

Annnddd.. talking about library... that reminds me.. Few months back, I finally found the small stall near TP Library that sells very nice Goreng Pisang that I used to like during IA time.. Yeah.. IA time!! That was like... hmm.. let me count.. 7 years ago? Wow... how time flies..

Anyway, my colleague during IA, Cindy, was telling me that the Goreng Pisang in that stall was nice, and I remember that I like it a lot that time.. Annnddd.. I was so happy I can find that stall again, as it's very difficult to find a nice Goreng Pisang in Singapore..

[caption id="attachment_551" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Me & My Goreng Pisang"]Me & My Goreng Pisang[/caption]

When I tasted it again that time round, it was sooo crunchy and the banana was sweet.. nice!! But the sad news is... today I just found out that they're closed liao... :(  My goreng pisang....... But the good news is... I just found out that Philips canteen also selling goreng pisang with exactly the same taste!! Hmm.. maybe the seller decided to move to Philips canteen instead? ;)

Height Update


[caption id="attachment_452" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Mr Smiley"]Mr Smiley[/caption]

It's been a while since I last measured the height of our little Mr Smiley (and that's also because he refused to lie down in the measuring "bed" in our PD! So 2 nights ago, while he was fast asleep, I finally measured him! And the result is....

  • Height: 78 cm

  • Sole length: 13 cm

  • Weight (from PD measurement few weeks back): 10.02 kg

Hmm.. I'm quite surprised Vio hasn't passed the 80cm.. Because he looks so tall.. Even taller than some 1 year old+ baby.. But anyway, as long as he stays healthy and happy ^^

05 November 2009

Many LOs and a Mini Album

Oh yeah! I finally collected my stack of photos from the shop.. There are 123 photos in total! Wow that's a lot.. and that means having a lot of photos to scrap! Of course I'm not scrapping all lah.. Most of them will go to Vio's photo album.

Before we begin with the LOs, why don't I show you the latest mini album done as a birthday gift for Allie? Hmm.. I have completed it like.. months ago.. but can only be published now, since I must let her be the first one to see it, ain't I? :)

The mini album is for all the photos I've had with her after such a long time together. Actually I wanted to put our high school photos too.. but too bad, I dun have any high school photos here! And we apparently have THOUSANDS of photos together.. ok that might be overexaggerating... yeah we've hundreds of photos together. But of course such a tiny album can't contain so much ;)

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And now.. for the LOs..

[caption id="attachment_447" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Meal Time"]Meal Time[/caption]

I just love Vio's expressions during meal time.


  • Paper: My Minds Eye

  • Embellishment: MME Die Cut, Hambly Overlay, 7G sticker, Colorbok Epoxy sticker

  • Stamps: Prima

  • Alpha: Thickers Chit Chat

[caption id="attachment_448" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Candid Moments"]Candid Moments[/caption]

This is 1 series of photos that i love. It's pi & Vio having a father & son fun moment!


  • Papers: DCWV Citrus

  • Embellishment: Making Memories Notebook, Crate Paper die-cuts, Pink Paislee chipboards, Hambly clear stickers, Maya Road sheers, Heidi Grace borders rub-on, Pink Paislee Fetching rub-ons, 7G stickers

  • Alphas: Doodlebug loopy love, Toga Scrapbooking

[caption id="attachment_449" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="9 Months - Crawl"]9 Months - Crawl[/caption]

Hmm.. Feel like it's been a while since I last used my Basic Grey collections.. So I decided to use it in Vio's 9 months LO.


  • Papers: Basic Grey Offbeat collection

  • Embellishment: Basic Grey Offbeat cardstock, Basic Grey Offbeat Cardstocks, 7G stickers, Maya Road sheers

  • Alphas: Basic Grey Offbeat Cardstock Mini Monogram

04 November 2009

Favorite Word of The Week: Ba!

Vio is just so cute.. He can say the word "Ba!" clearly and correctly! When we're playing peek-a-boo (or the Indonesian word is "Ciluk-Ba!"), he will say "Ba!" while uncovering his face (with blanket or cloth or something else), and then he'll cover his face by himself again. Also if we pretend to "surprise" him by coming out of our hiding place behind the door, he can say "Ba!" haaha.. isn't he so cuteeeeee...

And last night, pi showed him a video of him saying the word "Ba!" and he loved it! He asked pi to play it over and over again, and he'll laugh while watching the video. Arghhhh... How I miss my baby now. I wish I can go home now! =)

If Only..

.. 1 day is 30 hours

.. weekends is 3 or 4 days, and working days is only 3 days

.. I can spend more time with Vio everyday

.. I don't need to work while the $$ still rolling in :p

.. .. .. .. and the list goes on..

Somehow I feel like I'm not spending enough time with Vio. In the morning before going to work, I'll play with him only for about 10 mins before going to work. And almost everyday, he'll cry to see me and daddy going out without him. And that will make feel very sad.. every.single.working.day. And after work, I can only reach home around 7:15pm, while Vio is going to sleep at 8:30pm. We only have 1 hour+ together, and in between I need to shower and have my dinner. Sometimes I bathe/have dinner only after Vio is sleeping just so that I can have more time with him.

[caption id="attachment_441" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Mommy & Vio"]Mommy & Vio[/caption]

Sometimes I envy those full-time mom who can spend the whole day with their babies. Well, of course the thought of being a full-time mom has crossed my mind millions of times, but with the current situation we have, it will only be just a dream. And IF I become a full-time mom, I must have a maid too. Hahaha.. At least until Vio is a bit bigger, otherwise I think I will suffer (instead of enjoy) from having to cleaning the house everyday, cooking, and taking care of baby whole day all by myself.  But then... having a maid in Singapore is already $600+/month by itself. Add that to the cost of our daily living and the monthly allowance for pi's parents, AND our savings for the future.. Ah well.. I can see that it's impossible for me to be a full-time mom. For now. 

Or how about being a part time working mom? Or a 4-working day a week? Actually that thought have just crossed my mind yesterday. But I'm not sure how my boss would react to that idea, most likely he'll object to it, and I'm too paiseh to ask.. *Sigh* we can't get the best from both worlds, can we? ;)

03 November 2009

Happy Weekend for Vio

Vio was very happy because we brought him out on both Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, we brought him to IMM. Pi was having group meeting for his masters first, so I brought Vio to look for gift for Celestine's baptism celebration, and also brought him to ride on those small cars.. This time round, Vio was more expert in playing the steering wheel. He loves to play inside the "cars" for a looooong time.. And it was difficult to bring him out of the car coz his little hands will grip the wheels tight tight and when I put him back to the stroller, he'll want to return back to the cars.. *sigh*

[caption id="attachment_429" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="i LOVE this!"]i LOVE this![/caption]

Of all the cars, his fav was Doraemon's one! (And that was mommy's fav too, coz mommy can also sit inside to accompany Vio playing) hehehe.. He was so engrossed with Doraemon's steering wheel, until daddy called us to have lunch together. Yippyy.. So we had our lunch at Bagus foodcourt (and tried Bakmie Ayam there.. quite nice.. Have Indonesian flavor in it ;)  ). During the lunch, Vio was so friendly to pi's groupmates, he kept smiling at them. And they were praising him coz he's so cute and friendly! hehehe.. yeah.. coz he's outside mah... he's so happy to be outside ;)

And we just noticed that there's a fairly big playground in IMM full of kids. Hmmm.. I've never noticed it before! hehehee.. so we brought Vio there after lunch. But apparently the playground is more for 5-12 years old kids. Vio is still too small for that. So we only played a while there, and after that go back to the "cars", this time, Vio is riding the train!

[caption id="attachment_430" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Choo choo.."]Choo choo..[/caption]

We put on a coin in the train and the moves startled all of us! Woah the train moves was quite "hectic"! Didn't expect it to be THAT hectic.. Vio was a bit scared at first, but after sometime, he got used to it.

[caption id="attachment_431" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Oh oh I'm riding a truck!"]Oh oh I'm riding a truck![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_432" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="1st encounter with Bob the Builder"]1st encounter with Bob the Builder[/caption]

Sunday.... we brought Vio to Celestine's baptism celebration in Uncle Hendri & Auntie Ira's home. Daddy was ready to go, and Vio was already seated nicely in the stroller. When daddy going out of the door and show no sign of bringing Vio along, the smart Vio started to go "uh uh uh uh uh uh uh.." He was afraid that we didn't bring him along! Lol... smart boy...

At Ira's house.. At first Vio was shy to be surrounded by so many people, but after some time, he got comfortable with the surroundings and even crawl round and round the house in high speed!

Over the weekend, Vio also showed favouritism towards daddy. In a sight of daddy, Vio will "run" (hmm.. crawl actually) towards daddy to play.. He just simply loves to be with daddy!

[caption id="attachment_433" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Daddy's boy"]Daddy's boy[/caption]

02 November 2009

Babies Day Out ^^

Yippy... Yesterday (29 Oct 2009) was Baby and Mommy's day out! As usual, I took leave since it was the 29th of the month, to spend time with Vio. Yesterday Vio is turning to 10 months old! Gosh, how time flies...

Anyway, I've made apptment with Dena and Iggy to meet at Paragon, Orchard. Vio was excited coz I've been telling him for few days that we're going out! It was my first time bringing Vio out by myself, so was quite scared, but there must be the first for everything right? ;)  To make things easier, I use the baby carrier given by Dena to carry Vio in front, so I can still load the bag and the stroller to the taxi.. And... there were no taxi... At least we waited for about 15 - 20 mins before finally I waved to a taxi opposite the street, and he made a U-turn to pick us up! Gosh, that was a long wait! And I almost walk to the taxi stand in the MRT! Anyway, during the waiting taxi period, Vio was so happy, he can look at me and grin...

Reaching Paragon, Dena and Iggy haven't reached yet, so I decided to go Metro first. While waiting for the lift, Vio was sooo friendly to another baby on the stroller that he goes forward to touch her.. hahaa... And that baby was shy shy.. kekekekke... Despite taking the lift, apparently I went to the wrong floor.. so in the end I still need to use the escalator to go up inside the Metro itself.. It was my first time pushing the stroller in the escalator with Vio inside.. But luckily, it was quite easy apparently...

When Dena and Iggy reached, Iggy was shy shy to see Vio and he cried... oohhh... :'(  while Vio was just staring at him, maybe thinking: why is koko Iggy crying? Hehehe.. Anyway, we finally decided to have our lunch at Fish&Co.. and Vio & Iggy was seated at the baby chair. They were so happy that they also got a menu! They were busy playing with the menu and by playing, it includes throwing it around...

[caption id="attachment_422" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="I'm all smile"]I'm all smile[/caption]

And they're also busy taking stuff from the table, including the next table's stuff! Wow.. I think the ang-moh at the next table choose the wrong table..

[caption id="attachment_423" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Hmm.. I wonder what next table has.."]Hmm.. I wonder what next table has..[/caption]

During the lunch, Vio ate banana and small pieces of carrot and my Philadelphia fish with cheese.. he loooooooves it that he opens his mouth big big.. But anyway of course I don't give him too many... Vio was also getting "friendly" to Koko Iggy and he pinched the top of Koko Iggy's eyes.. ouch! Koko Iggy cried.. Aiyo why is Vio too "friendly"... hehehe.. Vio was so happy too even though he was only sitting there, he kept smiling to Auntie Dena..

[caption id="attachment_424" align="aligncenter" width="200" caption="I want the helicopter too.."]I want the helicopter too..[/caption]

After lunch, we brought the babies to the Kids floor, where there are few kids rides and a small playground. Vio & Iggy rode the Thomas & friends Carousel, and the mummies following the carousel going around to hold the babies until we feel @_@. I'm sure both of us look so funny going round and round the carousel... But apparently the carousel ride was not long enuff for Iggy as he cried as soon as it stops spinning... while Vio, as usual, just putting up his blur face... -_-  But he looks happy to play it!

[caption id="attachment_425" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Woah hoo.."]Woah hoo..[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_426" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Having fun with Thomas"]Having fun with Thomas[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_427" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Koko Iggy so stylo.."]Koko Iggy so stylo..[/caption]

After the Thomas & friends, the babies played the jeep with 2 steers.. so each baby can have 1 steer.. once seated in, wow, Iggy was soooo excited to turn and turn the steer, even wanting to snatch Vio's steer, while Vio was acting as the boss, turn the steer a bit and that's all.. Ah well, Vio wants to be a big boss when he grows up! So he doesn't need to be the one behind the steer right? Lol..

After satisfied playing with the jeep, we proceed to the playground! And I found out that Vio can climb the stairs by himself! Isn't it amazing... Soo proud of him!

After all the plays, our babies were tired.. Originally Dena & me wanted to bring them to ION Orchard to see the lights there, but on the way there, both babies were asleep in the stroller! So I decided to go home by MRT (since Vio is sleeping anyway, and I need to wait til he wakes up if I wanna take cab). Surprisingly, he was sleeping so soundly, such that even 1 hour+ later, after I reached home, he was still sleeping, despite the noisy sound in MRT.. He must be so tired. But anyway, he looked so happy that day that I made a little promise to myself to bring him out more often ;)