24 December 2009

Christmas Holidays!

We'll be away to Jakarta for our year-end holidays! We'll be back on 5th Jan 2010 for somemore updates!

This little santa here wants to wish everyone a ..

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

[caption id="attachment_923" align="aligncenter" width="266" caption="Little Santa"]Little Santa[/caption]

22 December 2009

Small Birthday Celebration

On Saturday (19 Dec 2009), we had a small birthday celebration for Savio in our home.

I bought a mini log cake for him. And it really is mini. Actually I wanted the medium-sized log cake (since last year pi mentioned he want to try log cakes), but sadly, only have the big ones or the mini ones. So in the end, bought the mini one. Can't buy the big one of course.. Who'll finish the whole cake??

Nai2 also prepared some ondeh-ondeh (glutinuous rice balls) and red eggs.

[caption id="attachment_916" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="food food food"]food food food[/caption]

To start the celebration, we placed 3 different items and ask Vio to choose which one he wants. Well, maybe just to "forecast" what he wanna be when he grows up? Hehe.. The 3 different items are calculator, book, and toys. And guess what he choose? He chose.... *drumroll* ..... CALCULATOR! Wow.. maybe he wanna be a banker? Haha.. but well, the 2nd time we ask him to choose again, he chose books.. Hmmm...

[caption id="attachment_917" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Book, Calculator, or Toys"]Book, Calculator, or Toys[/caption]

After that we're going for the cake-cutting, and of course, eating!

[caption id="attachment_918" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Gimme the cake"]Gimme the cake[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_919" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Eating my cake"]Eating my cake[/caption]

Overall, Vio had a great time! Partly because we give 1 piece of cake for him.. He loves it!

Now we're counting down to Vio's real birthday party in Jakarta on 3 Jan 2010. My sister is the main coordinator. I hope everything goes smoothly and a lot of guests are coming..

Til the next update, cheers! =)

[caption id="attachment_920" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="mommy & me"]mommy & me[/caption]

21 December 2009

Maid oh Maid..

It's been quite an eventful weekend...

It starts on Friday morning. When pi & I just reached Lakeside MRT to go to work, pi received a call from home, and apparently, my MIL and the maid was quarrelling again! They have quarrelled for few times (some of it involves screaming, btw), but most of the time it's only a bit of high-pitch tone and that's it. In fact, lately they seems to get along better.

Initially that day I was taking half day leave to buy stuff for my family (since we're going back soon) and also do some window shopping peacefully (something that's difficult for me to do now!). I was really looking forward to having my own sweet time during that half day leave. But since got that "incident", I have to go home early, so finally I can't even enjoy my only "free" time :( Was quite upset that day..

When I reached home, all was peaceful already, but the maid and my MIL was not speaking to each other. The maid only kept herself busy reading magazines instead of doing housework. She must've been really upset.

It was just a small matter actually, we asked my MIL to ask the maid to change the light bulb in our toilet. 

My maid version: she replied to my MIL that she doesn't dare to do that, then my MIL gets angry and say that the maid doesn't want to do what she (my MIL) ask her to do, and that she can do it herself if the maid doesn't want to, and at the same time hitting her own chest hard. That caused the maid to be angry also coz my MIL was using high pitch and hitting her own chest.

My MIL version: the maid replied that if not me/my hubby ask her to do it personally, she won't do it. So my MIL gets so angry when she heard that.

OK, I don't know who's telling the truth here.. Both side saying different things. I think there are only 2 possibilities:

  1. My MIL has some kind of "prejudice" that the maid will reply like that to her, and she was so sure that the maid will say that. So even if the maid reply something else, what my MIL thought she was hearing is the one that she expects to hear. Hey, it's possible!

  2. The maid has two-face. In front of my MIL she will say A, but in front of me she'll say B.

But now I think it which one is correct doesn't matter anymore lah. Let's just take possibility no 2 as the correct one.

The next day (Saturday morning), the maid was already packing her stuff and ready to go. And since both my MIL and FIL doesn't want her to stay at our home already, we didn't forbid her to go. My MIL even said that if we still want to hire her, she'd rather go back Indonesia, coz her heart can't take it anymore with this maid -_-

So pi called the maid agent to come and pick her up. While waiting for the agent to come, my maid refuses to do any housework! She was just sitting and reading magazine, even when I ask her to do stuff, she'll do it very half-heartedly and want to refuse to do it. Quite an attitude hor? I mean, she was still working at my place! But anyway, I just close 1 eye lah, no need to think too much about it.

When the agent came, he shouted at her loudly and scold her loudly too. Oh.. I think he'll scold her even more after they left our place. Before going, we wanted to give her some extra money for her family, but she refused to take it. And she also cried while saying bye bye to Vio. Yeah I know that she loves Vio and treats him very well. Vio is sooo cute and lovable.. Who will have the heart to ill-treat him? ;)

Later that day, the agent came back and bring a new maid with him to see whether we're ok with the maid. The maid looks quite young but looks patient (she's a Javanese, maybe that explains). I hope this maid can get along well with my MIL. One thing for sure, this maid can get along well with Vio! She also has a 1 year old baby back home. Vio likes the new maid once he looks at her, and Vio wants to play with her too. The cute thing is, when the maid went back with the agent, Vio cried!! Wow.. saw her for few mins and he started to miss her..

I hope that's a good sign.. hehe.. We'll only get the maid fastest by this coming Wednesday/Thursday. We shall wait and see :)

17 December 2009

Hao Bao-Bao

"Hao bao bao.. hao bao bao... wo yao zuo yi ge hao bao bao.."

Yeah that's part of the lyrics of Vio's current favorite song.. He learned it from the Chinese children song DVD that we bought for him sometime back. He loves it a lot! He can stare at the TV for a long time if we're playing the DVD for him. And somehow he gets all excited when the song title came out, he'll make some sounds like "uh.. uh.." and his eyes open wide wide..

And lately he's getting smarter. Yesterday, he can take the DVD box, pass it to us mumbling something that sounds like "hao bao bao" (and according to pi's mum, he started to pressing the button in the DVD player). He asked us to play the DVD for him! Tsk tsk tsk.. what a smart boy...

Aside from the song, Vio loves to clap hands nowadays.

[caption id="attachment_910" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Clap clap"]Clap clap[/caption]

If other people are clapping, or if he knows that he's doing something good, or if someone sing for him, he'll clap his hands!

Some Layouts to Upload.. Finally!

Oh wow.. seems like quite long time since I last posted updates on my scrapbook layouts hor.. Yeah lately getting busy to create layouts and cards for Aimee Creation, but of course, in between I can still squeeze few layouts for my personal one! :)


This LO is for "remembering" Vio's unique style while crawling.. lol.. 

Materials used:

  • Papers: Prima, My Minds Eye

  • Embellishment: 7G stickers, Basic Grey Chipboard, My Little Shoebox Diecuts, Me&My Big Ideas Rub-Ons

[caption id="attachment_902" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Reborn 1"]Reborn 1[/caption]

This is actually only half of the Baptism LO, but the other half is not done yet!

Materials used: 

  • Papers: Fancy Pants Little Sprout

  • Embellishment: Fancy Pants Daily Grind Chipboard, Lily Bee Diecut, 7G stickers

[caption id="attachment_903" align="aligncenter" width="295" caption="2 years"]2 years[/caption]

 Keke.. yeah this LO is for our 2nd wedding anniversary.. ^^

Materials Used:

  • Papers: MME Beloved

  • Embellishment: Bo Bunny Cardstock Stickers, K&Co chipboard, Thickers

10 months - Love to Go Out and About
10 months - Love to Go Out and About

Wow.. this is for Vio's 10th month which is.. almost 2 months ago.. kekekeke.. now then got time to do this one :D

Materials used:

  • Papers: DCWV Cardstock, remaining of Crate Paper Little Sprout

  • Embellishment: Crate Paper Diecuts, MLYB Journaling

  • Alphas: Adorn it, October Afternoon

15 December 2009

Get Well Soon..

Last Friday, I was surprised to receive an sms from my dad (who were going for a holiday with my mom to China, again) that my mom was admitted to hospital that morning because she can't close her right eye and her mouth. The doctor there did an MRI, and all turns out good, and the doctor said maybe it's just a cold (masuk angin). FYI, it was winter there and it was very cold and windy. My mom was then discharged from the hospital. My dad says her conditions is already better now.

Since the air ticket can't be brought forward, they still stayed in China until yesterday, the scheduled time to go home. And they transit in Singapore for 2 hours. So I went to see them at the airport yesterday.

Amazingly, I found this "Intercom" place where we can talk to and see the people inside the airport, with a glass panel in between. Changi Airport really good.. The tool to talk to each other via the glass panel is also provided!

Anyway, my parents managed to find their way to the Intercom, and when I see my mom, I feel so sad... Her right eye can't blink (so it's always open as normal), and she can't move her right side of the mouth to make a smiling face. So if she smile/talk, the left side of the mouth will go up and down, while the right side stay put. So sad to see her in that condition :( Luckily I managed to hold my tears when they were there, otherwise I think my mom will be even more sad.. :'(

I hope it's not actually a stroke.. They will try to look for medication in Jakarta first. If things don't get better, they will come to SG again for the medication.

I hope my mom can get better again soon.. And show her smiling face again.. Please help to pray for her..

Some updates:

Thank God it's not stroke. It is diagnosed as "Bell's Palsy". It is a condition that causes the facial muscles to weaken or become paralyzed. It's caused by trauma to the 7th cranial nerve, and is not permanent. There is a good chance of recovery. Oh.. I'm so much more relieved now.. I hope she'll recover soon!

14 December 2009

A Wedding

Would you like to see Vio's all 4 teeth now?

[caption id="attachment_893" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="I got 4 teeth!"]I got 4 teeth![/caption]

He looks so big now.. Remembering the times when he was still so small and fragile.. and toothless.. hehe... Anyway, this photo was taken when we brought Vio out to attend a wedding.  We attended Auntie Melani's sister's wedding at Blessed Sacrament Church.. and.. here's Auntie Melani and Uncle Ricky posing with Savio before the mass begin!

[caption id="attachment_894" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="With Uncle Ricky and Auntie Melani"]With Uncle Ricky and Auntie Melani[/caption]

Vio was veeeeeeerryy naughty during the mass.. He just can't keep still! He will make noise until we bring him out of the church.. And he just love to walk around and greet people with a sweet smile.. It's getting very tiring to bring him out now.. But of course looking at his very happy face while going out, we don't mind ;)

[caption id="attachment_895" align="aligncenter" width="200" caption="Out Together"]Out Together[/caption]

Hmmm.. I can imagine if Vio starts to talk and run around, he'll surely keep pestering us to bring him out! He just loves to go out! Lol...

11 December 2009

On Egg Tart

About a week ago, we bought few Prima Deli egg tarts, which was actually meant for my FIL who just love egg tarts. When Vio saw the egg tarts, he drools... And I mean really drooolllsss... Not the normal type of drools.. He wanted the egg tart sooo much that he drools a LOT until all parts of his chin are covered and the drool drips to the floor... And his face look like he's looking at the most yummiest food in the world.. If only I take photo of his expression that time.. It was so funny!

And yes, in the end we did give him some.. How can you have the heart to resist when a baby shows that kind of face?

Reminiscing The Good Old Times..

Sometime ago, my bestfriend during Junior High School (waving to Yeniffer) mentioned about the diary we wrote together during junior high school time.. Then I was like.. "huh?? diary?? we got write diary together?" OMG yeah that's how bad my memory is.. I can't actually remember having a diary together that time! -_- Isn't that so sad?

Well, I remember having a diary together with my Senior High School friend, Anna, which (the diary) is now gone with the wind.. as in.. dunno where it is liao... Even though I reaaaaaalllyyyy want to read it again.. It must feel really funny now if we read our old diary again, don't you agree? ;)  And I also remember that our high school teacher forfeit 1 of our diary.. OH NO! It was so full of "gossips" of our teachers! Until now I still wonder whether the diary goes around in the teachers office or not... I certainly hope not! But well, of course now we've graduated from Senior High School so it doesn't matter anymore.. haha..

Oh yeah... back to the diary with Yeniffer, today she passed me our old diary.. yayyy.. I was soooo happy!! When I first open the book, I see an unfamiliar handwriting and I ask whose handwriting is that.. and she said it was mine!!! Wow... I don't recall my handwriting ever look like that... hehe..

And reading the first 2 pages.. I wanted to laugh out loud.. haha... The topics written inside is just.... so... "unimportant" haha.. of course they were important for us at that time, but while reading it again now, it just feels so funny to imagine how we actually felt excited/sad coz of those things that time. And we're also using many broken english to write in our diary... When I see the English I used there... I feel so paiseh... So many errors!! Well... the positive side is... that means my english have improved a lot now.. (I hope) kekekeke...

Can't wait to go home to read the rest of the book....

09 December 2009

Hair Cut == Naughty?

Is there any relationship between getting hair cut (to army style) and getting much naughtier? Pi & I observed that right after Vio get his haircut, he starts to be muuuucccchhh naughtier...

Yeah it's quite impossible to control him now.. If he wants something, he'll struggle til he get it.. And difficult for us to forbid him, unless we distract him with something else. But of course this method doesn't last long as he got better memory now. He can remember what he wanted initially!

If we try to forbid him from going somewhere/getting the thing he wants, he'll be upset and cry loudly and throwing his body backward.. wah.. so small can throw tantrums liao hor!

Good thing is, lately he keep wanting to learn walking.. That's a great news! But of course, bad news for our back side.. So tiring to bend and help him walk around..

Over the weekend, we brought him to IMM again to play. He was so happy to play the cars that go round and round.. And I have to follow him go round and round and round until @_@

[caption id="attachment_883" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="The Little Driver"]The Little Driver[/caption]

And it's near to Christmas already! So the mall was decorated with some christmas trees... Oh yeah we're planning to go Orchard on the 20th to bring Vio see the lights.. He must be excited to see so many lights!

[caption id="attachment_884" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Oh Christmas Tree.."]Oh Christmas Tree..[/caption]

After few hours in IMM, Vio starts to get tired and be super cranky.. Not happy to sit in stroller, not happy to be carried.. He want to walk... But IMM was so crowded that day that it's difficult to let him walk.. Oh-oh.. I guess going out with Vio won't be so easy liao from now onwards..

08 December 2009

The chance that I've been waiting for

Yesterday my boss was asking me (for the 2nd time, btw) whether I can travel to Europe for 6 months or not.. Europe!!! It's my dream to go Europe!! I've always wanted to go there.. but 6 months.. is quite long.. of course he said can come back in between, but still..

The first time he asked, my answer was: "Can.. if I bring my baby along.." hahahaa.. The 2nd time round, I started to do more thinking.... and the more I think, the more I feel I want to go. This is the chance that I've been waiting for for years. And I think this kind of chance won't come twice.

But quite in a dilemma... I don't want to miss Vio's cute everyday moments too.. But of course impossible for me to bring him there... who will take care of him when I'm working?

So confused now.. But now the travel arrangement is not out yet... I hope it will be a good one.. like maybe... can go back every month for 1-2 weeks? If like that then I'll consider going... Then in between the 6 months, pi can visit me there for few weeks (bringing Vio along)... oh oh.. isn't it so wonderful? But then, it's still a dreaaaaam.. dream dream dream...

05 December 2009

Vio's New Hair Style

We brought Vio for his 3rd hair cut.. This time, no more botak! As the previous visits, we brought him to a salon in Taman Jurong. Actually it was rather late when we went out, near to 7 pm. All because we're waiting for Vio to wake up from his beauty sleep. He naps for 2.5 hours that day... so loooooong.. amazing hor..

Anyway, the first few cuts using the razor, Vio was still confused, and keep looking at the hairdresser, maybe thinking "what are you doing?" After sometime, he started crying and crying and crying.. so loudly.. aiyo so poor thing.. So in the end, almost all have been cut, except the sides (the area above his ears). But nvm lah, he looks much tidier (and naughtier) now!

[caption id="attachment_876" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="New Kids on the Block"]New Kids on the Block[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_877" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="My New Side View"]My New Side View[/caption]


How many times in a day do you kiss your baby? For me.. hmm... I would say... uncountable!!! Well, definitely more than 20 times a day.. Everytime I see his cute face and pinchable cheek, I'll feel like kissing him again and again. Just love him tooo much! =)

Over the weekend, Vio can understand the sentence "Kiss Mommy" and "Kiss Daddy"! When we ask him to kiss mommy/daddy, he'll shift his head to be closer to our cheek and muackss! Our cheeks will then be wet with his drool.. haha.. but of course, it's really sweet... Who would't be happy to be kissed by a baby? ;)

And Vio's understanding of words has increased a lot lately.. When we asked "where's lamp?" he can point it with his fingers. He also knows door, fan, ball, keys, jesus, mommy, daddy, nai2, yeye.. so smart of him!

For the weekend activity, as Saturday was raining, we didn't really bring him out (except for a haircut, which will be in another post). So for Saturday morning and afternoon, Vio was busy playing.. balls.. of course it's balls.. what else?? haha.. Balls are still his fav so far.. and the 2nd fav would be to destroy the pile of blocks that mommy is building.. he seems to enjoy this activity.. when he sees the blocks piling high high, he'll quickly go to the blocks to "destroy" it.. maybe he likes the loud sounds it makes?

[caption id="attachment_872" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Vio the destroyer"]Vio the destroyer[/caption]

04 December 2009

Important Announcement!

OK.. Uhm uhm.. I have an important announcement to make.... For all who don't know yet... I'm opening a small online scrapbook shop!! That explains why lately I'm rather slow with my own scrapbooks and also blog-updating.. I got a new "baby" to take care of ;)

After thinking for a loooooong time, finally I decided to give it a name Aimee Creation. "Aimee" is from a French word which means Beloved. Why I choose this name? Well, because all of the products are made with love! This shop provides premade scrapbook layouts and handmade cards for various occassions, and also custom scrapbook layouts according to your requirements.

Just for a sneak preview, here's some of the layouts I did for Aimee Creation:


Feel free to visit the shop at http://aimee-creation.blogspot.com

03 December 2009

Mr Hippo

After Mr.Bear being the favorite soft toys when Vio was still a small baby, Vio now has a new favorite soft toys... it's Mr Hippo!

Vio loves to "kiss" Mr Hippo on the lips before he goes to bed. Actually it looks more like he want to "eat" Mr Hippo, but nvm, let's just consider it a "kiss".. Especially when daddy or mommy is playing with Mr Hippo, Vio will take Mr Hippo and kiss its mouth.. so cuteeee..

[caption id="attachment_863" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Sleeping with hippo"]Sleeping with hippo[/caption]

02 December 2009

The Art of Drinking

Vio has now mastered the art of drinking using straw! He just love his Pigeon mag-mag cup, and I can't get over how cute he looks while drinking and holding his own cup..

[caption id="attachment_860" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Slurrrppp.."]Slurrrppp..[/caption]

He can hold his own milk bottle too if he wants to.. but that makes milk-drinking slower as he'll play with the bottle instead.. he'll move the bottle in and out and in and out his mouth and bite on the teats..

We have tried to let him drink from a cup too.. yes yes.. Vio has got a cute piyo-piyo cup! But of course, all will be veerrry messy if he drinks from the cup.. but he loves it! Coz he feels like he's drinking like an adult does..

01 December 2009

First Visit to... the Library!

Over the weekend, we decided to bring Vio to the library. He seems to enjoy "reading" his bed-time book so much that we thought he'll like books.. (By enjoy, I mean flipping and tearing the book)

As usual, he gets all anxious, agitated, worried (you get what I mean).. when he sees daddy already change to going out clothes and he hasn't. He's soo afraid we're not going to bring him out. Even when we're changing his clothes, he'll keep screaming until he's seated at the stroller.. Oh no.. is that called tantrums?

First reach the library, we chose some board books for him. He was all excited to see all the books..

[caption id="attachment_855" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Books books.."]Books books..[/caption]

And we were seating at the children's table and chair..

[caption id="attachment_856" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="reading with mommy"]reading with mommy[/caption]

But apparently his excitement of reading did not last for long. He was busy throwing the books around within a few minutes.. And he wanted to walk around and take the books down from the shelves... *sigh*

But well the good news is.. lately he's willing to walk around.. I hope he can walk by himself soon :)

And ah.... before I forget... the 4th teeth (front, top right) finally emerges this morning!! Vio has officially 4 teeth now! 2 nights before, he kept crying in the night for few times... I supposed he feels pain in his gum.. and yesterday I saw it swollen and in the place where now is his newly emerged teeth was red-color... My poor baby must be feeling very not comfortable that time..