Category Archives: Car

Molar Surfaced

@ 11 months 3 weeks 3 days

Ryan’s molar has finally surfaced. They say some babies may experience exquisite pain and swelling during molar teething. I am not sure if I have witnessed that on Ryan but the myth on ear pulling was evident though as he was seen scratching his right ear on several occassion. Anyways, it was during the ride to 1U yesterday morning that I saw Ryan’s pearly molar (right) on his gum and this evening while cleaning his mouth, I saw another tiny white dot on his left gum (likely the left molar is also cutting out). No wonder so cranky these days.

I do not know whether it was my imagination or what.. somehow I find my boy has grown so much over the last few weeks. He is now able to walk independently, he is now able to play by himself for a long time and amazingly able to play with his toys the way they should be played. He also loves his playing balls so much that he will walk with his two hands occupied by them.. at time he will show you a little trick by bouncing the ball on to the ground, pick it up and bounce it again and again. His sleeping habit has also improved. On a few occassion, he even slept on his own without any stimulation (patting/lullabies) from mummy. Ooh… I do miss his baby-hood days (Sasha.. I couldn’t agree with you more)
Lately I realised Ryan somehow learnt to enjoy his car seat ride, he is now able to entertain himself by looking out the window watching and pointing the passing trees, buildings, cars what not.. then he’ll start ‘Eh, Eh, Eh’ expecting you to look to the direction and respond. In addition, he is also more willing to sit patiently while enjoying his drink (usually Ribena). And at times he simply just stare blank outside the window in deep thoughts (I assume happily day dreaming there.. :P) … as shown below.. Heehee…

Cheeky boy can’t get enough of one of his sleep mates.

Ryan playing with his newfound toy – Pull Along Phone.

Ryan’s typical past time… either flipping his books or messing with his toys

Welcome 2007!!!

@ 8 months 2 weeks 3 days

Ryan had an early night on the New Year’s eve. He slept at around 9.30pm and only tossed for milk at 6.30am (that also I initiated milk time assuming he must be hungry after so many hours) before he went back to ZZzz-land until about 8.30am. Unlike usual days, I did not bring Ryan for his morning stroll, instead MaMa did. Hehehe.. so I used the extra time to catch a few more minutes pf Zzzz… (lazy mummy).

After Ryan’s morning nap, we were all ready to go for our first breakfast in 2007. Since we have not been to Chynna @ KL Hilton, we decided to give their dim sum a try today together with YehYeh and MaMa. So, all ready we zoom-zoomed our way there.

Ryan, as usual, getting all excited to go ‘Kai-Kai’ had willingly take on his water bottle and gobbled down about 100ml of water during the ride. So unlike him. Must be thirsty huh… Heehee…

Adieu City, Hello Wish

@ 7 months 3 weeks 4 days

Yeah.. finally bid farewell to my City last Saturday. Wasn’t really a hard separation (Hahaha…. explained as if it’s some break up story). Anyway, anyway.. there goes .. Adieu City.

As soon as we dropped off the car at SS19, we went straight home, freshened up, left Ryan with PIL and very “kan cheong” zoom-zoomed straight to UMW in Sri Petaling. Before we reached, I actually called the SA (his name is Alvin – very nice guy). I said to Alvin – “Alvin.. I don’t want to see any finger prints or scratches on the car ya. He assured me “No prob la Yvonne, even the fly can slip from the car – all smooth and silky”. Yeah yeah.. sales talk. We’ll see.

When we reached, the car was nicely parked outside the showroom. Hmm.. from a distant, not bad not bad.. sparkling shine.. but then… after a quick close-up.. arrghhhhhh…oucccchhh!!!! Guess what?? Many tiny little finger prints literally screaming at me. They were all over the rear windows. Arrgghh… Don’t get me wrong leh. I am usually quite nice but because it was a ‘Open Day’ at UMW last weekend, there were whole lot of people okayyy – I have no choice but to assert my buyer’s rights. Soo.. what else. Summoned Alvin la.. Our friend was busy signing order with another client. Do not want to make a scene I gave face.. afterall just finger prints ma (I consoled myself). With the extra minutes before Alvin came, I methodically checked through in and out, out and in, side to side, left right, up down… okie.. all good except finger prints and the number plate (mine don’t have chrome lining!!!!).

Poor guy Alvin came and suggested we go for a drink so he could give the car another round of a handsome make over. After 20 minutes, we came back. Oki la.. this time all good. But I am still not happy with the number plate at which he agreed to help me change on Monday when I send my car for tinting.

Anyways, all good. Happily drove home with new car. Yoohoooooo… !!!!

(Oh, Hubs actually drove..not mummy. Why?? I think one who knows me well can easily guessed. Hehehee…).

Well, a quick review of my first impression of the car here:

* Power – Of course more ‘powderful’ than City. 2L vs 1.5L. But I find the car jerks a little when I accelerate.

* Space – On paper, Wish is not that much longer than City. However it feels longer due to the extra row of seats. Nonetheless, the downside of that is of course not having a huge boot space that I used to take advantage of during my City days – now it’s just literally enough space for Ryan’s stroller only. Sigh.. Oh, but but to give credit to Wish, it is by far the most spacious MPV in terms of leg room compared with Mazda 5 and Honda Stream (the other two models we also considered).

* Air Con – Much has been said that the flow of air-con can’t reach the rear row. My personal experience confirmed that is not entirely true. With the new air con booster switch it actually feels quite cooling at the back.

* Design – Aiyah.. this one. Thumbs up to Wish. No contest. (Oh, I actually prefer Mazda’s design. slurp, slurp..).

* Fuel Consumption – Hmm.. my first full tank was RM105. We’ll see how it performs in about a week’s time.

Hmm.. generally the cars feels good to handle and I think Ryan is more happy in a more roomy car. At least can play peek-a-boo with MaMa during our weekend rides.

Hehehe.. oki.. found one pic on my phone. “Teng Chue Sin” la… Check out

More pics to come when I upload it later… it’s in my other camera. Stay tuned.

Note to Ryan: Hmm.. wonder by the time you read this post, mummy is still driving the car. Heeheee.. Kidding kidding. Daddy literally banned me from changing car in the next many many years.

Countdown to City-less Days

@ 7 months 2 weeks 5 days

It is this gloomy Tuesday the potential buyer of my car phoned that his loan has been approved. Our friend got really excited and wanted to collect the car tomorrow. Woo..woo.. wait. We have yet to sign the transfer forms, no undertaking letter from the bank, etc etc etc.. how to collect car??? Guess he is just being as anxious to get the car as much as the height of my depressing state of mind to face the cruel reality my City days are numbered. Aiseh.. sooo sentimental ya. Well, not as if this fact just debouched or fortuitous out of nowhere, neither it is one Ferrari nor Porsche I’m selling but still a bit sad leh…why I can’t keep two cars – one for work one for leisure? Yeahhh riiigghhtt…

Oh, many have been asking me which MPV I’m getting. Well, I’m gonna keep that answer in my heart until I get my new car likely this weekend.

Sayonara City, Moshi Moshi ‘MPV’.

I must upload some pics of my beloved City..


Note to Ryan: Cutie, you may not be old enough to remember this car but this is has been your daily weekday transport to auntie’s place..