30 April 2010

The "Centil" Boy

[caption id="attachment_1200" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Little Smartie"]Little Smartie[/caption]

There's no doubt Vio loves to admire himself in the mirror.. I wonder where he got that from?? LOL..

If he's wearing anything new, the first thing on his mind is... how it look like on him in the mirror.. hahhaa... Sometime back, I found this cute round glass-less glasses in Toa Payoh hub, and I thought how cute Vio will look like in it!

[caption id="attachment_1201" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Baa.."]Baa..[/caption]

Well, he does really look cute wearing it! Too bad he keep throwing the glasses, so that the beads starts to come off.. hehehee..

28 April 2010

Pasir Ris Park

Last weekend, as we need to send pi's relative's maid to the airport, pi was looking at a place in the east that we can go to. After all, we seldom go to the east part of Singapore. After some surfing, we decided to go to Pasir Ris Park, a place that looks quite big in the map, and we've never seen (or even heard) it before! The main reason we wanna go there is because they have pony riding. We were thinking whether Vio will be excited to ride a pony or not?

So about 10am we went there. It was quite hot, and Vio was .... sleeeeeping... Yeah, he had his afternoon nap on the cab. So we just walk around the park, while Vio is sleeping inside the stroller. The park was quite big, but is not as "colorful" as I thought it would be... I thought parks supposed to have many flowers and trees... But not this one.. No flowers and not so many trees.. So we walk towards to beach and find a seat near the beach.

One thing we like about beaches is the air feels different. There's a certain kind of "beach smell" that make us feel fresh, as if we're not in SG.. and also  it's quite windy, so we don't really feel the heat.

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After about half hour sleeping in the stroller, Vio wake up, and we head to the beach! (oh yeah, it's the first time we bring him to a beach..)

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Apparently the beach was not so clean.. The sands are not so white, and even the beach water is quite dirty. Nevertheless, Vio said "wowww" when he saw beach for the 1st time.

And we let him play in the water too, for a while.

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Sadly... because we let Vio played a bit in the beach with the shoes on, now his shoes is officially declared as "dead".. it spoiled!! Haiz... Now need to find another shoe for Vio...

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After playing in the beach, we went to the pony & horse ride. Again, Vio said "wowww" when he look at horses, but surprisingly, he's not that surprised to see horses.. hmmm...

Just when we want to start riding a pony (Vio, actually.. not us.. I think we're kinda too big for the pony.. LOL..) it started to drizzle!! Aiyooo... why of all the times must it rain that time... Soon the drizzle changes to heavy rain.. so we sit inside the small shops that rent skate while waiting for the rain to stop..

[caption id="attachment_1195" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="I thought we're going pony riding?"]I thought we're going pony riding?[/caption]

There goes our plan for pony riding and renting bikes.... hahahaa.. after the rain stops, we had our lunch at Century square and went back home... =D

27 April 2010

20 First Words - Completed!

Now and Then
Now and Then

 A little while ago, the long-lost Vio's own photo album was found under my bed! I wonder how it can go under my bed in the first place... Anyway, Vio was excited to see his photo album again, and of course, he continued trying to flip it (and also "accidentally" ripped it apart).

Oh just look at that comparison! The photo was taken when he was about 3-4 months old I think.. soooooo chubby..  (as compared to now.. hehee)

Anyway.. lately Vio loves to imitate what the adults are saying.. For example when I say "six", he'll say "sizzzzz"... And with his vocabulary increased day by day, finally Vio's first 20 words is completed! Here goes:

  1. Ball (or Bo-a == bola)

  2. Mamama (mommy)

  3. Dadadada (daddy)

  4. Nanana (nai2)

  5. Jizzzzz (Jesus)

  6. Berrrhh.. (bird)

  7. Pa-po (referring to a chinese song dvd that he likes)

  8. Baaa.. (banana)

  9. Paaa.. (Opa)

  10. Ji taaaaa… (ji tan == egg)

  11. Pecah  (= break)

  12. Jatoh (= fall down)

  13. Daaa.. (da xiang = elephant)

  14. Mammmm.. (eat)

  15. Bobo (=sleep)

  16. Peee… (apple)

  17. Staa (star)

  18. kisss (keys)

  19. peff.. (pooh)

  20. Baa (bus)

23 April 2010

2nd Visit to IKEA

About 2 weeks ago, we brought Vio to Queensway shopping center, to accompany nai2 buying swimming suit (which, apparently is not cheaper than buying in departmental store!) Since it's near to IKEA, we decided to bring Vio there to play, as Vio loved IKEA so much on his 1st visit.

Sure enough, Vio still love it very much!

[caption id="attachment_1180" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Daddy, won't u buy this bed for me?"]Daddy, won't u buy this bed for me?[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1181" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="What? Is it time to wake up already??"]What? Is it time to wake up already??[/caption]

He gets excited to see ALL corners of ikea.. so many things to open/close, climb, etc etc etc..

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It was so difficult to drag him out of 1 place, and when reaching a new room, he'll get all excited again, he kept running around. Tsk tsk tsk... I wonder where all that energy come from..

[caption id="attachment_1183" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Hello, handsome!"]Hello, handsome![/caption]

22 April 2010

Songs Vio Love..

It's just amazing to hear Vio singing a song.. Ahem, of course his version is more to uh uh uh uh and with no tones so far.. But we know that he wanna sing a certain song..

The first song he wanna sing was.. Pa Lo Po... (he'll say Pa Pooo..)

The 2nd one is... (the one in italics is the word vio is saying/singing)
Twinkle twinkle little... staaaaaaa..
How I wonder what you... staaaaaaa..
Up above the world so high..
Like the diamon in the.. staaaaaaa..
Twinkle twinkle little... staaaaaaa..
How I wonder what you... staaaaaaa..

Hahahaa isn't that cuteeee...

And the latest song that he likes to sing is ...
Cicak cicak di dinding (ci ca ci ca dididi)
Diam diam merayap
Datang seekor nyamuk (da da da da)
Haaapppp... (haaaaapp)
Langsung ditangkap


20 April 2010

Our Batam Trip ^^

Yeah, feel so refreshed now after our short weekend getaway... ^^

Early saturday morning, 4 of us (pi, me, my MIL, and vio) went to Harbour Front Center to check in to our ferry. We were supposed to check in 1 hour earlier, and our ferry was at 9:50am. There were quite a number of ppl queueing, and afterwards, we were just waiting there to board the ferry.

[caption id="attachment_1167" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Just Waiting"]Just Waiting[/caption]

When we can finally board, there were so many people going with the same ferry as us. The queue was soooo long. And when we finally board the ferry, it was full!! Wow.. we almost can't get seat with aircon.. Luckily someone cancel his "seat booking" for his friends so we can sit there. The ferry was supposed to take only 40 mins. But somehow, the journey is about 1 hour. And when we're almost reaching, Vio was asleep.

When we finally reached, Vio suddenly woke up (maybe due to different temperature - inside the boat has aircon, while outside it's so hot). And when he wake up, the first thing he said was "wowwww...", looking at ferries.. LOL..

We were fetched at the ferry terminal by the hotel, and... there were so many people staying there! The queue was quite long, and while waiting for our room, Vio was greeted by the green Dino. At first he was afraid, but after sometime, he finally wants to shake Dino's hands.

[caption id="attachment_1168" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Hello, Dino!"]Hello, Dino![/caption]

After getting our room, we went down to Harris Cafe, to have our free set lunch. It was quite ok, just that I find mine was a bit too salty. But anyway, Vio ate a lottttt.. More than 10 spoons, that is, that's considered a lot for him. Hahahaaa..

After lunch, pi & I went to have a spa! Yeah, that's one of the main thing we wanna go Batam for: coz the spa there is cheaper than Singapore. Humm, not really, actually. It was $50/hour for 1 person. We were quite interested to get the 3 hour package (with floral bath etc), but of course, can't leave Vio for too long.. hahahaa... The spa place was quite nice. There's a lot of individual gazebo all covered with bamboo, very nicely decorated. But too bad, the individual gazebo is only for those taking 3 hours package. And not surprisingly, most of people going spa there are from Singapore. (I even heard 2 guys taking 3 hours LOVERS package. Hmm.. ) Anyway... since we're only taking 1 hour massage session, we have it in a standard room (not those gazebo type).

We took the Indonesian massage. Initially it was ok only, not as nice as I expected. But after few minutes, the lady started using some kind of oil to massage. Then it feels niiiiiiiccccccceeeeee.. Quite comfortable, didn't regret having a spa there.. kekekeee.. After the spa, felt a bit aching in the body, maybe the blood finally flows well.. hehehee...

After spa, we went back to the room to change and goes around the resort. It was still too hot for swimming. Of course we don't want Vio's super white and flawless skin to be burned under the sun.. LOL.. So Nai2 decided that she wanted to go for foot reflexology. While waiting for her, we brought Vio to play in Dino Kid's club inside the resort. He was happy playing theree...

[caption id="attachment_1170" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="I'm SO hairy!"]I'm SO hairy![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1171" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="pi & me"]pi & me[/caption]

Just when we thought we wanna go for a swim,  it was RAINING HEAVILY! Oh no... why must it be that day of all days... So we went back to our room, and pi fell asleep. (I also want, but of course Vio won't let me sleep..)

Vio was the mostttt active of all. While daddy was sleeping, he was busy playing around the room with his ball, or going in and out of the wardrobe, saying "baaaaa..."

[caption id="attachment_1169" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Baaaa.."]Baaaa..[/caption]

That's a good sign. I think he's happy to be anywhere, especially in a new place, coz it means many new things to explore.. kekekekee...

After the rain looks like stops, we all change to swimsuit and goes down the swim. And we all wondering why people was just standing around the swimming pool. Apparently............. it was still drizzling, and there was a bit of lightning. So the hotel people forbid us to swim until the rain stop.. Sob sob sob sob... So while waiting for the rain to stop, we decided to go to a bowling session.

The bowling place is not as well-maintained as those in Singapore. But it was not bad la.. kekekee.. at least we can get to play.. Too bad the lightest ball was 8kg... If I remember correctly, in Singapore have 5kg one.. The 8kg ball was still too heavy for me.. Can't swing it, so I miss almost all of the pins (that is, I almost never hit anything at all..) Hahahaa!!

After the bowling session, luckily the rain has stopped! So we finally go to the swimming session. Vio was super excited, he kept screaming while playing in the water.. hahaaa.. Too bad the pool wasn't really clean... When we're swimming, almost can't see anything under the water.. Tsk tsk tsk.. I think they need to clean the pool more often..

After swimming & bath session, we went for our dinner @ the Arirang, the only other restaurant there (other than Harris Cafe). They served Korean and Japanese food. At first we had low expectations on this restaurant, coz only few people eat there. But surprisingly, the Korean and Japanese food was nice! Nicer than the ones served in Singapore, at least :p  I feel like eating kimchi fried rice now.. LOL..

After dinner, Vio was soooo tired he slept within minutes of touching the bed. Don't even need to make milk at all! Wow, he must be so tired :)

The next morning, as usual Vio wake up super early (6 am Singapore time), so it means... 5 am Batam time! Tsk tsk tsk.. so we kept him entertained inside the bedroom, outside is still soooo dark. At about 7am, we went down to have breakfast, then stroll beside the swimming pool.

[caption id="attachment_1173" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Can I Swim?"]Can I Swim?[/caption]

Upon seeing swimming pool, Vio kept wanting to get in the pool again. Since the shuttle going to the ferry terminal will only go at 9am+, we finally let him have a swim for 1 more time. He's verrryy happy..

[caption id="attachment_1172" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Swim swim swim"]Swim swim swim[/caption]

The ferry going back was muuuuuuuuuuuchh longer than 40 mins.. I think it's closer to 1.5 hours.. And during the whole journey, Vio was asleep. (ouch! my hand so pain until now.. Carried him for few hours) hahaa.. he must be tired..

Overall it was a refreshing journey. We might be going there again for another weekend getaway (not so soon, though), but maybe next time, to the city area with a nice big hotel! Where there are more food choices.. LOL..

17 April 2010

Going Batam!

Wow it's been a while since I last wrote a post... Work has been reaaaaaaaaalllyyy busy (that's so rare to happen!!) Anyway... last night, pi mentioned that he wants to go to somewhere this weekend, since his night class is finally over (yayyyy..) and our Bali trip seems like always get postponed coz of our busy schedule..

Soooo... today I looked for some short weekend getaways... Not much choices for a 1 night-trip.. It's either Sebana Cove (Desaru)/Batam/Bintan.. And finally, we settled for Batam! (Ahem, coz it's cheaper than Bintan.. what we want now is just a short break.. so don't plan to spend so much.. haha.. Will spend much more on Bali later, hopefully this coming June!)

Everything is sooo rush.. We'll be going tomorrow!! Hope that it's goood... :)

We booked the package from HolidayBagus (that I found in the internet).. Actually didn't really compare packages from many places, as the time is sooo short already (we're going the day after!). Well I think the package was quite good.. Initially we're not sure whether should book Harris Resort or Holiday Inn.. Lots of good reviews on Holiday Inn, but apparently the location is not so good (can't get sea-view and a bit further), and no perks given.. So finally, we booked Harris Resort instead...

Sooo, we paid $264 for 3 adults and 1 infant. Which includes:

  • 1 night stay at Harris Resort (with extra bed)

  • 2 way Ferry, and transfer to and from resort

  • breakfast for 3

  • set lunch/dinner for 3

  • 30 mins bike ride for 2

  • bowling session for 2

Hmm.. quite a good deal, don't you think? ;)  Can't wait for tomorrow! Now, I think I need to find anti sea-sick pills or something.. Just in case I got seasick in the ferry.. LOL..

10 April 2010

Will I goooo...?

Oh oh oh... I've been asked to apply for visa to go to German!!! Yeah!! I hope I can get it in time... The plane tix is tentatively booked for 23 April.. And the visa processing time is about 10 working days.. Aiks... And the earliest I can apply is this coming monday (12 april).. oh no.... doesn't seem to have enough time for the visa... :'(

I reaaaaaaallly really really hope that the visa can come out on time, and I can go!! If this time round I can't go because of visa problem AGAIN, I dunno what to say liao... :'(   I also wonder why they must wait until the time is really short then ask me to apply... *sigh* should've informed me from last week, then there'll be enough time for the visa...

07 April 2010

Lovin' Balls

No matter how many toys he has, Savio's favourite toys is still... balls...

[caption id="attachment_1158" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="I wanna hug u all"]I wanna hug u all[/caption]

Well of course he'll play with other toys too, but after sometime, he'll return to his balls and seems like never get bored playing them!

Since it was already sometime since he last played "Mandi Bola", we decided to let him try it again (inside his old bath-tub) hahahaaa.. Ahem, we have no other bigger place to put all the balls lah... But anyway, he was quite excited! He kept kicking his legs and let the balls jumped out of the tub.. hahaa..

Hmmm... lately we're also trying to think of alternative games to play with Vio. Coz most thing that he can do well rotates around ball, e.g.: spin ball, throw ball, kick ball... Should expose him to other things too... So recently I just bought him a set of washable crayons (hopefully his artistic side will emerge!) and maybe I should get him a few more books to read together...

06 April 2010

Finger Painting

It's 2nd babies gathering!

This time, we all went to Albert&Nicole's place for finger painting. It was so fun! Well, at first Vio kept crying when seeing a new place full of strangers and people who want to be friendly and play with him. Woah, he was such a crybaby that day. He cried dunno how many times. When people want to say hello to him, or when some other baby take the toys he was playing, or for some other things. Tsk tsk tsk... The other babies were not crying. Only Vio did... :(

Anyway, more on the finger painting.. At first, Vio was quite "disturbed" to see his hands full of paint, and keep wanting to wipe it off (on mommy's leg and shorts, btw!) But after sometime, he started to realize that it's kinda fun, and get busy himself..

[caption id="attachment_1154" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="My First Masterpiece"]My First Masterpiece[/caption]

Hmmmm maybe he can be an artist one day? LOL.. Btw I've kept his first masterpiece, maybe one day he'll be interested to see his first ever drawing!

Almost all babies can come, except Iggy, coz he wasn't feeling well that day. Aih, poor Iggy missed the finger painting fun!

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Looking forward to the next gathering in May! <yeah, we planned it to be a once a month event>

02 April 2010

Catch Me! Catch Me!

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Vio really enjoy being chased after, and will giggle loudly if we run after him and catch him from behind. Seems like it's 1 of the 2 things that can make him laugh out loud (The other one is to tickle him while he's lying down. That's fun too!)

[caption id="attachment_1151" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Walk in the Park 2"]Walk in the Park 2[/caption]

And the other thing he likes is to play hide&seek. He'd be excited if I get into a hiding somewhere and call out his name. And even more excited when he can finally find my hiding place! Heheee.. such a cute boy..