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@ 16 months 1 week 6 days

Some updates about my little kulingchingkwai. Enjoy~

~~Good Night Baby~~
The sweet little face that that promised me sweet dreams every night… and times of nap. It’s actually quite easy to get Ryan to bed if he’s ready for one. A bottle of milk will do the trick. However, when he’s not sleepy, it takes a little bit more effort – ranging from lullabies, bed time stories, etc. When all good efforts failed.. I have to use the last resort –> LIZARD. Yes.. the creepy lizard. Not in real though.. :D What I’ll do is to say these words out… Ryan, help mommy spot the lizard please. Any lizards? Ooh.. is the lizard coming out… Usually it works. Ryan would be seen staring up the ceiling, focusing his ‘search’ for lizard and dozes off in no time.

Pic taken during his morning nap

~~Good Morning Baby~~
My ‘gai ching’ (chicken essence) that gives me a boost of energy every morning. Being the face that greets me good morning everyday.

One of my friend commented Ryan has this ‘lum sei lui’ smile (aka the ‘half’ smile that melts a girl’s heart). True ar? Hmm.. my opinion… mmm..not sure but I think he has Jackie Chan’s nose la.. :D

~~Shower Time~~
Nothing could get Ryan more excited than ‘pom-pom’ time cos that also mean he could play with the shower head. The first time I showered him back in KL, he was soooo upset when we signalled timeout that he screamed and wailed his lungs out. I’ve never seen him so upset. Eversince then I tried to avoid showering him until now we’re in SG, the shower area is simply too small for a tub nor to fit two people inside. So for the past one week plus I’ve been showering him inside the bath tub instead. Well, I guess practise makes perfect. He’s no pulling faces, no longer upset when I turn off the water. Why? I discovered another trick lor. After we’re done, I’ll just have to tell him (scare him to be precise.. I’m such evil), Ryan…see got creases/lines on your fingers already. Hurry up before it spreads all over your body and face. I’m not sure if he understands the whole thing but Terra.. he’ll be out, wrapped in towel in no time; all with no single fuss. :D Blehhh…

~~ Boredom Casted on His Face~~
Poor baby. So ‘moon’. Pic taken just before we left the house for our new apt whereby a new toy awaits him. I cant wait to move in soon so Ryan could be reunited with all his other toys.

Like father like son?

New toy from Ikea. Hmm.. still doesn’t looked too pleased there heh… (more toyssss pls)

~~ Fussy baby~~
The 16th month old start making his decision. Yes.. that’s what Ryan does lately. Generally Ryan is quite cincai when it comes to most things such as food, clothes, toys etc but these few days he tested the water on my patience when he leant he could actually decide for himself. For a start, nowadays he decides – No. 1) The CDs he want to watch on the telly and No.2) The shoe he wants to wear.

Pic above shown 3 of his most fav CDs. Ryan would pick the CD based on the pic he saw on the CD label. If you decide to put another one, he’ll shove the one he picked right to us until we run it on the player. Aah.. last few days I ended up watching Brainy Baby again and again and again until I think I could remember everything about it.

Ryan has about 4 pairs of shoes but this white one is by far his all time fav. I have at least two pairs of Ryan’s shoes in my car. In the car, I’ll ask him to pick a pair he wants to wear. Speaking of coincidence or what but it’s always the white pair that he chooses. Even if he picks the other pair, he’ll be seen attempting to pull the shoes off after awhile. Really ‘yim chim’ (fussy).

~~ I don’t need a maid~~
Such a great helper I have here.. who said this mommy needs a maid…

As seen on clip, Linda was teasing Ryan there to wipe clean the table. Ryan took a look at the hanky and said ‘mei you’ suggesting it’s not dirty. Probably thinking why this silly Linda asked me to clean the table when it’s not dirty.. :P Ps: Ryan likes to use his left hand alot.. indication of him being a lefty?

Wonderful Clip

I want to share this video clip. I had tears in my eyes when I watched this. Not because it was anything sad.. infact quite the opposite. The little 7 year old girl was simply remarkable and talented. She definitely made her mommy behind stage extremely proud. Enjoy~~


A Happy Day~~

@ 16 months 1 week 2 days

It’s been our 6th day in Singapore. I don’t know whether it’s just me or what but I actually lost track of what date today is. It never (at least very rarely) occurred to me when I was still in the workforce but this morning I woke up and start to wonder hey, today what date ar? What day ar? Sei lor.. 6th day only the sign of ‘wong min por’ is revealing~~~ Help!

OK OK.. I need a calendar. *grin*

I met one of my best buddies from KL for dimsum @ Paragon. She’s in town for an event her company is hosting. Such a wonderful feeling to be able to catch up with someone from ‘home’.

Iryne, ‘Wong Min Por’ mommy and Ryan (wearing the shirt from her)

If you noticed my hair is actually in a mess. What happened was I went for a rebonding just days before I left for SG. My hair had been straight all the while but me ‘san hun’ (out of the blue) wanted them even straighter thus the decision to go for it. But… in the end, instead of having smooth silky straight hair, I came back with damage not just in my pocket but my hair too. Arrgghh!! So dry and damaged now. Anyone know any good salon in Singapore?? Help me please… I don’t want to have Bad Hair Day EVERYDAY. :(

I must say I have not been entirely pleasant since our arrival into the lion city on Monday. I’ve been grumbling and making foul faces all day (siow mommy). The most trivial thing will upset me the whole day. It doesn’t helped when I found out my mom slipped and fell the other night while on her way to switch off the aircon middle of the night. I was really upset and worried sick that day. Thank goodness the x-ray came out fine. Just some medication to heal the swelling will do her good.

And.. my poor hubs always ‘kena’ from me though he himself has been under the weather last few days, yet had to study for a test. Thinking back.. I’m such evil. I bet his pressure is way above mine; new environment, new job etc. Yet he did the most wonderful thing for his moody wife today. We walked into this shop after dimsum as hubs needed to get a pair of new shoes. After browsing around, we saw the bag that I have been eyeing for since early of the month when I landed my pair of panda eyes on it at the airport. And yes… he bought me the bag. Really really made my day. See, until I missed my nap. Blehh…

Thank you B. I promised I will be good and no more unneccessary ‘fatt thee than’ ya. :P (Gifts can really bribe me.. Kekekeke)

My new bag~ Yoohoo~~

It’s not easy to get Ryan to wear anything on his head. Below a pic of Ryan with a cap on. One of those very rare occassion~~. Love the pic! Love my baby even more!

Taken yesterday at Baby Fair, Ngee Ann City

Our 4th Day in Singapore

@ 16 months 1 week

Some pics to share with folks at home~~~

The unreliable mobile wireless device that connects me to the outside word

Expensive chrysanthemum tea S$24 for such small pot and three tiny cups

Yummy and presentatable coconut ice cream dessert

Busy Busy~~ (sneak preview of our new home)

‘Mozart wannabe?’ – taken while Daddy busy browsing for TVs @ Best Denki

Toying with the GPS function on my new gadget

I think he’s bored (at the service apt)

Watching the telly

Risky stunt! – Ryan gets really excited when it comes to ‘Pom=Pom’ time

Getting difficult to comb his hair nowadays as he prefers to do it himself

Watching Baby Bright 1 on my laptop (yeah.. no DVD player in the service apt – sucks!)

Obviously not happy his mommy kept cam-whoring him

We’re in Singapore

@ 1 year 4 months 5 days

Bidding farewells, yes it sucks!!!! My heart has never felt so heavy.

** Farewells with friends and colleagues – managable
** Farewells with relatives – heart a bit ‘mm shue fok’ yet still managable
** Farewells with nanny – started to feel the pinch. I knew it was going to be difficult but I made a point I have to go pick up Ryan that day so I could thank nanny personally. I don’t know about Ryan but I for sure, was very sad (very very infact)… When I started to load Ryan’s stuff into my car, I think nanny felt it too as I think I could see tears in nanny’s eyes. Arrggh.. don’t I hate goodbyes.
** Farewells with families – ‘Wahlau’ (SG slang already)… extremely difficult and sad. The biggest challenge was to control myself from getting emotional and to stop my tears from flowing down my cheek. Paiseh ma.. It was supposed to be a happy occassion but those who know me will know I am a very ‘ngan chien’ mommy who will even cry at animated cartoons (eg Hunchback of the Notre Dame, Beauty and The Beast alike). So did I cry? Heehee… *secret*

@ 6am; the day we left for Singapore.. all geared for the journey

Teary Farewell

Anyways, here we are in Singapore after 4 hours drive. Linda came along with us as we felt we needed her to help out with the cleaning up of the place. She will bw our ezrea pair of hands until my inlaws’s visit end of Aug.

Today is our 2nd day in SG. My friend MSN-ed me ‘hey, so are you getting used to being a tai-tai’ yet? Arrgghh.. if a tai-tai’s daily schedule is as hectic as mine, I think no one on earth wants to become one. It was tiring…. VERY.

Day1: After the long hours’ drive, we drove straight to the furniture mall @ The Plaza, since we could only checked in to the service apt after 2pm. We spent 4 hours there shopping for settees, dining table, TV consoles etc!!! Even after 4 hours we did not get all the furnitures we need but Ryan was very tired by then and I am no better so I demanded home. I know hubs is not happy as he really wanted to get all the furniture shopping done at one go. There goes, some tongue lashing between hubs and wife. Arrghhh!!! Did we end up home or continue to shop? We went home.

@ the service apartment (Cairnhill Tower)

Day2: Mover delivered our ‘goods’. 4 of them came this time and stayed for 3 hours to unpack all the packages. Again by the time they are all done, I am all tired eventhough I didn’t do anything besides taking care of Ryan while hubs and Linda manages the whole supervision and cleaning. Am I old or what? By 1pm I asked hubs to send Ryan and myself back to the service apt so Ryan (and mommy) could nap. Linda insisted to stay so she could clean and tidy up the place. She’s indeed a great help. When we got back to our unit 3 hours later, the place was 80% cleaned and tidied. Phew~~ We did more shopping at night – this time electrical goods and yes!! I also got my new phone and a SG number lor. Now I feel ‘local’. Others like StarHub packages, Broadband, house phone all signed up as well. That’s how efficient my hubs can be.

By the time we got gome it was almost 9.30pm. Ryan had a quick shower and was in bed by 10pm after a short skype session with YehYeh & MaMa. He didn’t manage to stay up for a session with nanny. Imagine how tired he was.