Category Archives: 43 months

Ryan’s First Movie

@ 43 months 4 weeks 1 days

I’ve always wanted to bring Ryan for a movie. When Up was showing few months ago, we missed the opportunity. Not sure what I was busy with then but somehow we did not make it.

I came across Princess And The Frog on paper last week and I was adamant to bring Ryan this time. Afterall, lil B will be arriving in approximately a month’s time. After the arrival, I would definitely be less mobile. :( So yesterday off we went to Cheras Selatan for the 1.45pm show. I was optimistic we would be able get good seats therefor I did not make any advance booking. That proved to be a mistake. The good seats were all taken and I was left with the option of seats 6th row from the screen. I decided to take a rain check.

This morning, Ryan woke up around 9.40am. I’m very sure he will skip his nap so I made plans to go for the movie today. Lesson learned. I made an online booking for the 1.45pm show at Mid Valley for 2 adults (RM9 ea) and Ryan (RM6 ea). I chose the seats on last row. Wise choice.

It was bumper to bumper traffic around Mid Valley. At 1.30am, we were still nowhere inside the parking lot. Luckily the entrance to the Premier’s was still accessible despite the red indicator. I managed to get a parking space without much effort and we zoomed straight to the cinema hall to collect my tickets. 

Ryan was very excited. He was full of questions the moment we settled on our seats. He was curious to know every tiny details from the cinema settings, lightings, screen size down to the speakers behind our seats. Ocassionally I also acted as the movie’s narrator for this little fella. I’m not sure if Ryan truly enjoyed such a show as certain parts were quite wordy for a child his age but I for sure have no regrets. I especially love the part Ryan leaned on my arms quietly watching the flow of the story. So S-W-E-E-T.

The movie ended about 90 minutes later. I asked Ryan if he enjoyed the movie. He screamed YES! without hesitation. I’m not sure if he truly understand the whole story line but it was indeed a good experience for both of us. I have no qualms and I’m very sure we would have our 2nd experience again pretty soon.


Busy Busy Busy

@ 43 months 2 weeks 2 days
BB2 @ (31 weeks 4 days)

Woohoo.. time flies. We have been in KL (for good) for slightly more than a month (we flew in on 28th Oct after spending 2 nights at Concorde Hotel in Singapore). Everything seem to have settled down into routine. We have completed all the unpacking and hubs too, got himself back into working life in KL (started his new job on the 2nd Nov). The month of Oct was literally jam packed with activities; the uprooting, packing and revisiting places (Night Safari, East Coast Park, Science Centre, Snow City, Pasir Ris Kids Kampong for Longkang Fishing, Sentosa – Insect Kingdom and Butterfly Park etc) that Ryan likes took up all our time. 

Hubs’s last day of work was 15th Oct. The mad rush and limited time meant we did not get any holiday abroad which we had hoped for. :( 

Back in KL. The first week was tough as neither hubs or me have gotten our ‘wheels’. FIL was hubs’ chauffeur for a week and after I got my car (11th Nov), I took over the chauffeuring task. That lasted another few days. Hubs collected his gem on 14th Nov. Driving in KL drained my brain juice. There’s a huge difference between driving in Singapore and in KL. Not to mention the traffic congestion around the clock. Phew.

Meanwhile, Ryan is adapting very well. Occassionally he tells us he misses his friends and teachers in Singapore but that’s about it. Kids are definitely more adaptable. I think he is enjoying the bigger space, the extra attention showered on him, and the freedom of not having to go to school and play all day at home.

We have registered Ryan with Seri Soka Kindergarten few months ago after knowing we would be back for good. We visited the school after our return for the so called assessment which the school required before the child is officially accepted into the school. Ryan was not very cooperative. The moment we told him we were visiting his ‘future’ school, he gave us the cold shoulder. He told us he doesn’t like KL school (he doesn’t even know how the school looks like then), he said he doesn’t like his KL friends, eventhough he has no indication who are they). At the school, we spent some time speaking with the person in charge while Ryan enjoyed his dose of playground. We were then brought around the school. Ryan was evidently less resistable and more open upon seeing the art work displayed outside the school’s classrooms. It’s not going to be an easy transition I know. I  just hope things would work out better than my expectation if we really do decide to go with this school. Till then, we will continue our search for an alternative; not because Seri Soka is not good. It just that we are exploring the private and international Primary schools around the area and it only make sense to send Ryan to the kindy offered by the school. Search in progress…..

It’s the school holiday here and it’ll be at least another month before he starts school. BB2 will be arriving soon and I really want to take the opportunity to spend more time with Ryan so I did not sign him up any holiday programmes. I DIY a stack of new phonic cards for Ryan. He has completed the 3 letter words ending ‘an, ap, at, am’. He progressed very well and we’ll be moving on to ‘as, ag, ax, ab’ and will follow up with the consonants.

He’s now into Wii and is addicted to playing games on hubs’ iphone. Months back, we thought of buying him a PSP but looking at the level of his addiction, we brushed the thought aside.

As for me.. I’m doing well. Visited my ob-gyn on the 21st Oct for my 2 weeks overdue 7th month checkup. It was an uneventful visit. BB2 was at 30 weeks by date however he recorded a gestational size of 32 weeks + 4 days and 1.9kg with head down position. I stepped on the scale and it showed 61.5kg. Another 3.5kg gain in 6 weeks. No wonder my tummy grew so much bigger in the last few weeks. I really do look like a walking whale now.

Side track. We went for On Hong Concert on 7th Nov (hubs’ birthday) at Genting Arena of Stars. It wasn’t a fantastic concert (duration was short and they really don’t have that many songs that I like) but they did sing some good 90s songs that I appreciated. So it was not bad. Not sure about hubs *evil* but at least I was entertained. That was pretty much how we celebrated his birthday.

In the background, the 20ft lorry the mover had arranged to transport our furnitures from SG – KL. We accumulated more than 40 boxes of ‘goods’ in our 2 years plus in SG.