Trick and Treat

@ 4 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day

Hubs was away for 3 days to Manila for a business trip. He came home on the Thursday but since he has another business meeting on Friday, we literally only have Saturday of family bonding before he goes off on Sunday to Beijing for another business trip. So when we were invited to attend a colleague’s surprise birthday party the wifey had planned, we literally dragged ourselves out of the house. It proved to be a decision wise made. When we got to his colleague’s neighborhood, we saw many children all dressed in Halloween costume walking from house to house for Trick and Treat. Ryan had never been exposed to such experience. So it was a good opportunity for him to get involved.

Kids hiding to give birthday boy a surprise


We, obviously did not dress up for the occasion. Nevertheless, it never dampens the little one’s mood. Ryan joined the crowd and was brought along by Z’s helper together with a few other kids to collect treats from house to house. He was a little shy at first but soon warmed up especially when his bag started loading up with more and more candies.

So much effort put on the Halloween Trick and Treat deco. Kids had to perform the limbo walk trick here.


Little Ah Pek – obviously did not dress for the occasion


Candies in the bag


‘Partners’ in crime that night


Part of the candy treats

Ryan’s maiden bump

@ 4 years 6 months 2 weeks

It was about 10am when I received a call from Ryan’s class teacher, Debbie. To receive a call from his teacher during school hours when Ryan was in school is heart cruching. The moment I picked up the phone, she asked ‘Is it convenient to talk?’. I quickly said yes and blurted my next question to find out if Ryan was sick. Teacher calmly said no.. he’s not sick. OK, I feel more relaxed.

I must say his teacher is a wonderful teacher. She’s never panicked in any situation, she’s never lose her patient in any of the students under her care, she’s always calm and well mannered in front of everyone. Well, at least in front of me. From my conversation with her all along, she potray herself as a loving, responsible and always positive teacher. I guess all these has to do with the Sokka Gakkai teaching.

Anyway… back to her call.

She broke the news Ryan had fallen while ‘playing’ with two other kids (B and KJ). They were playing (which I later found out from Ryan’s side story, they were actually holding hands walking towards the library) and out of blue KJ had accidentally shoved both B and Ryan to the floor. While B only had a small scratch on his knees, my poor Ryan had ended with a big bump on the forehead. Teacher Debbie assured me things are under control and she called because she wanted to pre empt us of the incident. (She actually called all three mothers). I asked if Ryan did cry to which she replied yes but it was only for a short while. To lighten the mood, she said Ryan even asked her repeatedly why she kept applying medicine as Ryan claimed he is no longer in pain.  Teacher praised Ryan for his braveness, for being strong and tough when face with such incident. My heart sank when I heard that. I was puzzled. My feelings were mixed. I wanted to go and bring him home but Debbie told me Ryan had insisted to stay in school.

When I reached the school to pick Ryan at 12noon, my heart sank to my stomach when I saw his bump. It was bad, so bad. He must be in real pain. But my tough cookie was all smiles and proudly announced to me ‘Mommy, I fell and I didn’t cry’. For a moment, I thought I was choking trying to keep myself from tearing, the little moment I said to myself, aahh… my little ‘siu yeh zhai’ has grown up. *smile*

Ouch! Ouch!

Tennis – Showdown of the champions

@ 4 years 6 months 1 week


We bought 3 tickets and headed down to Shah Alam Staidum on the 8th October (Friday).  Hubby was on leave that day. Traffic was kind on us. It took us less than half hour to reach the stadium. We figured it’ll be a good exposure for Ryan to see the real stars playing.

When we got there, the atmosphere were dull, the whole staidum was in such a sorry state. It was dirty, signage was poor, the whole stadium was poorly litted. What bad organiser!


wait until we got to our seats and saw this…


We made numerous complaints but were all unheaded. Staff were telling us they can’t do anything, one staff pointed to another and after an hour or so of round robin between several parties, we gave up. We helped ourselves, moved two rows up and got ourselves well seated on the media seats (which were only half taken).

The show started at 8.30pm. It started with the men’s singles and the highlight of the show (Anna Kournikova) was towards the Mixed Doubles at the very last part of the show. By then, Ryan was tired and begging to leave. We watched one game and left before the show actually ended. *yawn*

Highlight of the show – AK in red.


Shooting the ‘stars’ :-)


Two thumbs down to the organiser! Booooooooo.

Ultraman Mini Exhibition

@ 4 years 6 months 4 days

Ryan fell ill on the 14th Oct (Thursday) with a fever. His fever was very high that night, 39.xC and when his temp did not subside after sponging him and Neurofen, I had no choice but to administer suppository at around 10pm. He cried and said it was painful. My poor boy. Luckily at this age, he’s more understanding and he knows it’s something we had to do to make him feel better. I consoled him saying if he gets better, I’ll bring him to The Mines for Ultraman mini exhibition.

On Friday, his fever kinda went away after another dose of Neurofen.  He kept checking on the time and asked me to get ready. He was really looking forward to the session. He’s been a fan since he was 2. So I brought him to The Mines as promised to see his superhero.

It was a 3 day event. Friday was media and VIP launch. No, we were not the VIP so that was as close as we could get to the stage. The boy in pic was a TV presenter. Lucky him. We could join the meet and greet session on Sat/Sun for some pictures but I decided not to tell Ryan about it anticipating the Q will be mad


Ryan with Ultraman signature pose. He insist of wearing an Ultraman shirt that Auntie Jane bought for him from HK


Checking out the goodies to add to his gigantic collection


I had to tell him all the Monsters’ name on each of the poster. He could name and remember all the Ultraman in and out of his collection


Ryan’s First Excursion Trip

@ 4 years 6 months 3 days

Bao Bei Reading Wonderland organised a trip to Seremban on the 9th October 2010 (Saturday). It was a trip comprise of 3 stops - Yakult Factory, Kompleks Kraf negeri Sembilan and finally a visit to the ever famous Seremban Siew Pow Empire. 

We departed from Bao Bei Sg Long at 8,30am. Traffic was kind on us. It took us no more than an hour. We reached our first stop at around 9.30am.

Yakult Factory Tour

Ryan’s first bus trip


1st stop: Yakult Factory Tour


They only allow Saturday tour once a month. Hence the big crowd from other schools.


Listening to Yakult talk (Good vs Bad bacteria). Ryan was evidently bored. More happy to play with his Transformer watch instead.


Looking down at the production process through the glass wall


The ‘Packaging’ part of the whole production process


Microscopic view of the good bacteria (in his words.. just red dots)


Kompleks Kraf Negeri Sembilan
Our next stop is the Kompleks Kraf Negeri Sembilan whereby the kids and parents get hands on weaving experience. I think it was quite an eye opener. It’s definitely an activity we will never get to experience in this urban city.
Daddy busy weaving his basket


Soaking the rattan into water so it wont cut the fingers


With his BFF Brayden (also his classmate from kindy). Seen here with the Ultraman trademark pose


Happily monkeying around with Daddy’s basket


Our finished products. 2/3 of them were my effort


Seremban Siew Pow Empire
Our last stop


Each of us are allowed to make our own siew pau from these pastry dough after watching the demo


The three paus on the second row were ours. Ready to be baked in the pre heated oven
Had our sumptious lunch at the restaurant. Food was good.


It was a fun trip. We enjoyed ourselves. We reached our departure point at about 3.00pm.