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Tuesday, January 24, 2006

1,2,3….MILO

Daddy: Sri (maid), buat Milo.
Bb: In the kitchen riding his bicycle. “Sri….buat Milo” mimic the father, finger pointed to shelf that contain Milo. (Very assertive like a boss)

When Milo is ready, he asked for his blue plastic cup and waited for his share of Milo.

Daddy poured milo to bb's cup one spoonful by one spoonful

Daddy: 1, 2, 3, pause….then?
Bb: repeat after daddy - 1, 2, 3,…… responded to daddy - four

Daddy: 5, 6,
Bb: 5, 6

Daddy: 7
Bb: can’t wait no more, 7, 8,

Daddy: 9, 10
Bb: 9, 10…..haaaaaaaaaa, gulp, gulp, gulp.

happily consumed his Milo.

He gulped down three cups of Milo.



photos taken with daddy's camera phone.

Life Tag

I was tagged again by zara's mama (Thanks Agnes, I got to crack my head a little for this)...2 in this month!!! I am sure we will get to know each other much better after this tag.Here's the tag/meme:

4 jobs you've had in your life:

1. Children Art teacher, (working part time when I was a college kid)
2. Working in a magazine warehouse refurbishing and sealing many types of magazines during uni vacation in Melbourne. Magazines including “Playboy, Hustler, Maxim, Mad, Star trek, Wedding books, Health books and many more porn and non porn.” (My uni mate used to come over my place to ask for those books- haiya.....come to think about it, I should have charged them. :) )
3. Multimedia Designer
4. Art Director in a Swedish acquired IT firm. I quit after bb was born.

4 movies you could watch over and over:

The sound of music
'Summer Holiday' or “mo mo cha”, Sammi Cheng, Richie Ren
Stealing beauty, Liv Tyler
The thing called love, River Phoenix

4 TV shows you love(d) to watch:

Sliders (My favourite. Diving into different world and discovering different things. )
Friends
Signfield – laugh to de-stress
Tru Calling

4 places you've lived:

P.Klang
Old Klang Road, KL
Malvern East, Melbourne
Bandar Utama, P.J

4 places you've been on vacation to:

Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, Gold Coast
Maldives, Indian Ocean (for honeymoon)
Phuket, Thailand
Bali, Indonesia

4 places you would rather be:

Home, it’s my cave, I find my peace there.
Book shop or library
Mom’s place
Art gallery with an audio or live narrator?

4 of your favourite foods:

All type of Seafood
Healthy vegetarian food on the 1st and 15th of the lunar month
Japanese food – Inari Sushi, Temaki, Udon, Chawanmushi, Tofu
Mushroom

4 of your favourite beverages:

Milo
Water
Green tea
Ice Lemon tea

4 (or more) websites you visit daily:

allyfeel.blogspot.com – journal about me and my 2 yr 2 month old son
http://www.thestar.com.my/
All sage bookmarks in my firefox
http://www.sinchew.com.my/ (sometimes)

4 tagged:

Metria (Hope you would be good sport again)
Essence of love (Make it a double this month, hooray!)
A-li (First tag, have fun!)
Jesslyn (yooo….another tag, hehe…want to know u better ma…)

Enjoy!!!


Friday, January 20, 2006

Freedom

Since bb and maid wasn’t around. I’ve to be temp maid at the moment for my BIG baby at home. My days after work has been filled with some minor house whole chores like folding the cloths, tidying and washing some dishes.

Well, I feel like I am back to before pregnancy stage where life was full of freedom. On another hand, I am much tired without bb around. I tend to sleep late and there are endless things awaiting me to complete.

Hubby and I had started our CNY shopping; we even managed to have a hot date last night, catching “Memoirs of a geisha”. It was a very beautifully choreograph movie, I really like it.



I will be fetching bb tonight. Miss him so much.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Bb not with me

I have sent bb to mum’s place in P.Klang as my in laws has gone to Australia. He was having running nose and a little sore throat on Monday. He clang on to me like koala, knowing that I was gonna leave him there, he showed manja faces. He made crying like sound as well. So cute!

Mom brought him to see doc the next morning. He feels much better and can eat well now.

Just gave him a call.

Mommy: Bb, how are you? Have you been a good boy?

Bb: bla bla bla blab la…….mommy…….. bla bla ….

Mommy: Have you taken your Lunch?

Bb: ijen…..bla blab la……………mum... mum……………..

Mommy: mommy loves you and misses you darling.

Bb: mizz…..bla bla blab la bla………………….

Mommy: Did you take your medicine?

Bb: -----------------------um um

Mommy: Did you um um (poo)?

Bb: ------------------------No! blab la bla……

Mommy: okay darling, call kakak, call kakak, mommy wants to speak to kakak.

Bb: …..bla bla bla bl………bye……………..

Mommy: ----------------------------------

Bb: blab la blab la……………………


Bb was so long winded, yakking non-stop.
Good, at least I know he is healthy and active. :)

Photos taken on Saturday. We went to Cylon Kuan Yin Temple for prayers and vegetarian food.
Bb exploring the environment at the temple.








Selections - Exploring Private Collections II




Some pictures from last evening’s exhibition. I used my hand phone to capture some of the paintings. I noticed my boss likes to collect some motherly theme. Here are some of them:



It was an honour to speak to the CEO of MIA, Mr.Choong Kam Kow.To my surprise, he is such a nice and humble man to talk to. He shared with me how inspiration was derived for his dragon painting. It took him one year to complete this painting. According to him, even we live in the 21st century, high tech modern days, we still refer back to our own culture for advice, it’s in us, it’s part of our lives without us realizing it.



A question: Do you think art is only for the rich and famous? Does it mean that the poor can’t appreciate art? What do you think?

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Selections - Exploring Private Collections





It's an exhibition of my boss' personal collections of art pieces. I designed this card for him. Even though my current job has nothing to do with art or anything, I am still his favorite designer. I have no choice but obliged.

Here is the cover. Presented by Richard Koh Fine Art at Malaysian Institute of Art. Opening 17th of January 2006, 6:30pm. The exhibition is available at MIA from 17th - 20th of January. It's open to public.

Collections inclusive of Artists:- Ahmad Zakii Anwar, Cheung Pooi Yip, Choong Kam Kow, Datuk Chuah Thean Teng, Dr Chew Teng Beng, Ivan Lam, Jalani Abu Hassan, Kuo Ju Ping, Liew Choong Ching, Rafiee Ghani, Raphael Scott Ahbeng, Tan Chiang Kiong, Tay Mo Leong, Yeong Seak Ling, Yong Mun Sen, Yuen Chee Leng.

I will be there to support my boss at the opening today. He likes people supporting him, the more the merrier.

Monday, January 16, 2006

Nerve-racking Friday the 13th

I had a nightmare last Friday evening. I was supposed to go Pasar Malam with mil, bb and maids but since I had a disagreement with hubby and wanted to talk it out so mil, bb and maids went off first.

After my heated discussion with hubby, I stormed off to the pasar malam to buy some grocery for weekend. Still angry, while walking I bumped into mil. She was all nerves, I asked her what happened. She said two maids and bb were missing, she asked them to wait in front of the keropok stall while she grabbed some Assam Laksa and when she turned back they were gone. Worried sick, I called for them and also asked the keropok’s stall lady boss. All said no sign of two maids and bb.

I walked up to the long and narrow road of the busy pasar malam, looking around anxiously. I almost burst into tears when I don't see them. The road was so busy, but my heart just dropped and everything seems so giddy right in front of me. I was so fretful; my mind started playing tricks on me. “What if bb got kidnapped by the maid”, “What if they took him away and I never see him again.” “bb, where are you?” “bb please, where are you” , “God, please help me to find bb”. I was like a mad lady walking about frowning.

A girl approached me, “Would you like to do some charity for the less fortunate?”. I was thinking, “Okay GOD, please help me to find my son”. Right after taking out RM10, hubby called, informed that maids and bb was home safely. Phew!!! I was relief instantly. Still trembling a little, I handed over my RM10 to the lady in exchange for a cheap looking tooth brush. What an expensive tooth brush. No complaint, it was for charity.

Apparently, it was a misunderstanding; maids thought mil asked them to bring bb home first.

To BB…
A misunderstanding really made mommy's heart-broken. But Thank GOD, you were okay.

Mil and myself
Promised each other, either one of us has to carry bb when we go to the pasar malam, not the maid.

Friday, January 13, 2006

Bb's strength


This post is inspired by Zara’s strength. A few months back, we brought bb to Jusco for some shopping; he saw a box pop ’n build blocks from fisher Price that his daddy bought him earlier.

Not sure why he was so attracted to it when he already had one at home which he hardly play. Puzzled! I told him “bb, you’ve got one home already, leave it”. Obviously he didn’t listen to me, I left him alone to see what he did. He lifted up the entire box which was almost his height then. He brought it to the cashier for his daddy to pay.

Me and my maid was giggling non stop over his action.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Fun going under

I have been busy at home taking care of the little monkey. He has been very active lately. He used to go to bed around 9:30pm but not anymore. He would jump high and low, one moment throwing his doggie underneath our bed, other times digging the parquet flooring for the broken pieces. Jumping on our bed is another joyous moment.

Once, he took one of my lipstick and there he put on some color to his own lips, I stopped him on time but a little too late to save my earth tone lipstick as he has broken them into two. He also dipped my eye-brow brush in the broken lipstick. *Shake Head*

I must be extra careful; he stuffed his mouth a pack of silicon gel from a drawing kit last night. There I was reluctantly cleaning up ruins left by the restless little one. I am dog-tired! But again energized after a good night sleep and waking up to a little charming angel. Ar.....Life!


bb went under the bed to recover his doggie and refuse to come out.

Friday, January 06, 2006

I was tagged

I was tagged by Zara's Mama and Mom2Ashley...

The Rules: Remove the blog in the top spot from the following list and bump everyone up one place. Then add your blog to the bottom spot.

1. Between Lambs & Mutton
2. The Life of An Independent Babe
3. My All
4. All About Zara/ Mom2ashley
5. Allyfeel

Then you select five people to pass the love on to. Here's my selection:
1. Krazieangel
2. Metria
3. Mumsgather
4. Essence of Love
5. Who is baby

Here you go, you might get to know more about me...:)


1. What were you doing ten years ago?
1995… It was my first job in a college. After graduating in the college, my dean of studies took me in as an art lecturer in charging of some subjects. I stayed for the entire year working real hard and saving real hard before further my studies in Melbourne.

2. What were you doing 1 year ago?

I was recuperating from my tiring sleepless night taking care of bb. Enrolled myself to a yoga and bead classes to gain new skills and enjoyed a stress free life.

3. Five super fatty and high cholesterol snacks you enjoy:
1. Dahfa Fish Stripe snack
2. Dry sotong
3. Twisties

4. Any type of chocolates
5. Kelantan fish crackers

4. Five songs to which you know all the lyrics off your head right now:
1. Rock a bye Baby
2. Incy wincy spider
3. Head and shoulder, knees and toes
4. 月亮代表我的心(Theresa Teng)
5. Right here waiting (Richard Marx)

5. Five things you would do if you were a millionaire (a millionaire doesn't mean having only 1 mil..but millions...)
1. Buy paintings from famous artist and keep as an investment
2. Do some charity works with 10% of what I have, doesn't matter any charity like giving some to relatives and friends.
3. Take the other half to set up my own business
4. Buy lots of pretty cloths, handbags, shoes and furniture

5. Travel around the world

6. Five bad habits:
1. Mood swing
2. Day Dreaming
3. Nag my hubby sometimes
4. Tend to slouch when tired

5. Very Messy

7. Five things you like doing:
1. Sleeping
2. Blogging
3. Looking pretty
4. Chatting with friends
5. Eating good food

8.Five things you would never wear, buy, or get new again:
1. Tight pants, it's so uncomfortable only men love them. I am struggling for oxygen.
2. Mascara, even a water prove one make me look like I got
wallop by somebody
3. I would never wear a skimpy bikini
4. I would never buy whole loaf of bread because nobody will eat them at home, it will go to waste in the bin.
5. I will never buy a new phone again unless somebody give it to me.


9. Five favorite toys:
1. Teddy Bear (the type that has very messy hair)
2. My Blog

3. Photoshop
4. Yoga matte
5. My lovely son, I have fallen in love again

Accident

Not sure why nowadays I always go into dreaming or off mode when I drive. It’s scary I know but I went thinking about things and words just appear in my head. It’s like having a conversation with myself. Sometimes I even think of angry words to say to a person I don’t like. But those words were rehearsed in my mind, never been released a word out of my mouth. At times it seems very noisy in my head; therefore I need to tell it to somebody. I have started putting things that I can’t tell you in my new diary. That way, when I am stress I will feel better, it’s like having a conversation with GOD. Very serene!

I am not feeling very good today. Just want to put off those noises.

Well this is a different incident altogether, just to divert my attention from those unhappy thoughts. Let’s talk about what happened to me on the 31st of Dec, 2005. I drove hubby’s car out to grab some “tau fu fa” after lunch then I went on to a nearby neighborhood to rent a TVB series as there’s a long holiday and I needed to kill time.

When I arrived, there were many cars, I spotted a car park and remembered looking at the back earlier to make sure there wasn’t any car before I reversed. As I put on the reverse gear and pressed the accelerator, “PANG”, I heard a loud bang, I have hit a car. “Fuck, what a day to end the year with”, I mumbled. Luckily bb wasn’t with me. So I parked my car to the side and went down to inspect it. To my surprise, it seemed like the car was fine, no sign of damage. Shock, I went over to the BMW’s owner, yes I hit a BMW, asked him “How is your car?” he replied,”It seems ok to me”. So I apologized to him and off I go, trembled a little while counting my lucky stars. Phew!!!

I have not had any accident since I’ve got a license. Again back then, I just hit the front light of a friend’s car. Nothing very serious happened till that day. My car’s scratches and small dent was caused by my husband and other jerks that had itchy hands. So I am a pretty good driver I would say. I think I was very blessed on that day, thank God!

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Time with bb


Just to capture some development of bb.

Lately, bb has developed a habit to poo at night before he sleeps. When he wants to poo he will shy away from all of us. He will go to a corner and suddenly we won’t hear a thing from him, silence.

“Where is bb?” I will tease him. Usually he will gesture us to go away and refuse to leave his corner or cave until his business is done.

Me: “Yee….smelly bb, come mommy wash wash”
Bb: “No…” gesture me to go away
Me: “Why? It’s so smelly, come go to the toilet, mommy wash”
Bb: “Not yet…” shake his head hard.
Me: “ok, ok, when u r done, tell mommy okay?”
Bb: "okay"

I continue closing my eyes resting on bed while bb roaming around that small corner in our bedroom quietly.

Last night, after washing, cleaning and changing, it’s time to sleep. Bb came very close to me, very caringly put her sweet mouth on my nose and kissed gently. He repeated it two times and smiled before going back to sleep beside me. So sweet, my heart melt, I sang to him and watched him sleep.

This morning, while I was still sleeping, bb woke me up. “Mommy, baju wet wet”, exact words from bb. His diaper is too full; it wet his top and pants a little. I changed him and kissed him good morning, he replied “morning mommy”.


Mil has bought bb a box of junior color pencil. These are his creation.





This is Mr. Ally’s depiction of me in yoga action.




Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Ciao 2005 and Hello 2006

2005 was a very different year for me in terms of my career. Well, perhaps career is not the word, just a job now. A job from 9am to 5pm, no over time, pay reasonably. The best thing is there wasn’t any pressure or thought of work after work or weekend.

Therefore, I could spend more time with bb and family. Even though it was a very easy and steady year but I am still not very satisfied with it.

Lately I have started to think again and ask myself, “What would you want to be?”

There is an answer deep down inside trying to reach out to me. I think I am listening, listening to it very carefully. I hope it could be materialize in 2006.

Bb has been cheekier than ever but he is easier to handle than before. I am feeling more relax now than before. Used to fear having another baby but may be this is a good year to conceive. Just received a piece of good news from Hazel, she is pregnant with the second one. Congratulations Hazel! Hmm…now I have the itch in me to have the second one but it depends on Mr. Ally.

On friendship, thank you to my group of kindergarten and primary school friends, guys I cherished all your company. Also a group of new found blog friends, thanks for sharing your life and also be part of my life. Thank you! A very Happy New Year guys, hope all have a magic wand in your hand to make every dream come true.

Ciao 2005 and Hello 2006.