Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Updated: My mood now/现在的心情

*Edited:纽约和华盛顿都在狂风暴雨中,哎。。。我也不知道会不会delay啊!*
(As everyone knows, Sandy storms hit many parts in the US and things are quite terrible, I think my US trip is most likely to be postponed)
还有5天就要飞了,已经写好要带什么了,行李箱也搬出来了。。不过就是很懒惰动手 @_@ 当然我是超期待每次的出国,不过一想到要packing,而且还得pack埋老公的,我就。。=_=" 回来时的unpacking & laundry,更是不用说。。。
那天我跟老公呻一呻这些东西,他就酸我说,酱你要不要??Cis!

今年的出国旅程显然比以前不一样,以前只有100%开心和期待,今年,老实说我只有10%开心,90%担心。当然就是担心我的小坏蛋咯~ 想他是肯定的了,不过我比较担心的是,他这10天看不到我会大扭计啊!毕竟我们每天都在一起。这次是他出世后,我不在身边最久的一次。之前如果outstation,最多也是30几个钟没见他。我真不敢想象他会怎样!很怕咧~

他是可以跟我家婆,小姑和我妈啦,不过如果是10天酱多。。。我真的不确定咯!我姑姑教我说,留下几件我穿过的衣服,不要洗,放在他身边,酱他就能嗅到妈咪的味道。我会做啦,不过不懂这个trick能耐多久。。:(

Anyway我为了这个trip,特地install了Viber和Tango等等的apps,到那边时可以free video call回来,通过小姑的电话看到小坏蛋咯。我很outdate的,之前这些apps流行时我没install,因为觉得不需要。。拿了智慧手机半年多了,现在才来跟上潮流,LOL!

小坏蛋已经可以认人了,有时我出门回来,他一见到我就会笑,手舞足蹈的。如果抱他跟陌生人打招呼(尤其是不同肤色的朋友们),他就会开始扁嘴。。如果那些陌生人摸他的脸,他就会大哭,眼泪大粒小粒的。甚至有时回我妈家,他也不大喜欢。。*晕*
已经试过几次了,我都骂他没用!不过看到他的眼泪又很可怜他。。呵呵。。
当然也得看心情,有时就会应酬你笑一个,哎,真拿他没办法!
所以你说啦!我哪可能不担心呢~

好啦,不呻了,要开始动手拾行李了~

5 days away to my flight to US and I have listed down what to bring and the luggage bags are transfered out from the store room already. But I am just not in the mood to pack =_="
Of course I am excited and looking forward to this trip but when it comes to packing, also the unpacking and laundry after coming back, I can really start to procrastinate, plus I need to pack along my hubby's luggage.

Last time, there's only 100% of joy and excitement whenever I go oversea. But this time, there's 90% of worries and 10% of excitement. Obviously I am worried about my son. I won't be by his side for like 10 days and I am terrified that he'd look for me and cry and throw tantrum!
This is by far the longest period of separation for us.

He is ok with MIL, SIL and my mum but for 10 days, I am just not sure. My aunty taught me to leave some of my worn clothes (and don't wash them) here and put beside Aden so that he gets to smell my scent when I was away. I will do that but I don't know will this trick works?
Anyway for this trip, I purposely installed some chat Apps like Viber and Tango so that I can make free call to my SIL when I am away and see Aden!
I have been using my iPhone for more than 6 months but I din't install any of these Apps previously cause I think they're useless to me. Haha :P

My son has started to develop stranger anxiety. Sometimes when I am back from outside and whenever he sees me, he'd smile and will be excited! When strangers approach and touch his face, he'd scream and cry out loud! I am quite embarrassed but when I see his tears, my heart melts too~ But of course there're exception case as well, he'll still give you a smile when he's in a good mood.

Ok, time to kick off the lazy bugs and start packing!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Wedding dinner at Flemington Hotel

Continuation of the wedding reception I attended last 2 weeks, which I have blogged HERE.

This evening, the bridegroom invited all of us to the wedding dinner held at Hu Jing Ge restaurant, Flemington Hotel (The same venue as my wedding dinner 2 years ago).

1. Mummy Elie and yours truly. For your information I am not that tall la, it's the heels I wear, haha :P


2. Hubby and I.


3. Just another photo of us cause I realise it's been a while since I last posted a photo of us :P


4. Here comes the bride and bridegroom, see, the smile of happiness and love on their faces ;)


5. First dish was Five Hot & Cold Combination (五福聚一堂)


6. Next was Hakka Big Bowl Feast (金盆聚财宝)


7. Steamed Garoupa with Chef Sauce (港蒸鲜石斑)


8. Yang Zhou fried rice (扬州香炒饭)


9. Double sweet delight (两情都相悦), If you dine at this restaurant before, you'd know this is their signature dessert, I am quite sick of it already, LOL :D


10. Lastly, a group photo with the newly wed. Guess how old they are? ;) (No prize of guessing the correct answer though :P)

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Wedding dinner at Batu Gajah

2 weeks ago, the BDS gang went all the way South to Batu Gajah, Perak (somewhere bout one and a half hour from Taiping) twice in conjuction with Karen's wedding.

Here's yours truly with the pretty bride Karen. The red face was because of the gown, not that we were drunk, haha!

Hubby and I with the newly wed, Karen and Steven. We went on Saturday noon for her wedding reception. Aden was home with my MIL.

 Individual shots with the bride.

3 mummies and 1 mum-to-be *wink*

 The gentlemen and the newly wed

Wedding dinner was held at a multi-purpose hall in that kampung, which is kampung Chenderong. It is without air-cond but luckily it was raining earlier that day so the weather was abit cooling. Otherwise, I can't imagine how uncomfortable it is...

 The hall is quite small and packed, we waited til the 6th dish and left the place about 8pm as the bridegroom still needed to go back to his house at Taiping to attend to his relatives and friends.

The dinner started quite punctually compared to Taiping and other big cities.

First dish was the usual hot & cold combination, 七彩拼盘. Ok, quite satisfied ;)

Then the sharkfin soup (蟹王鱼翅), also satisfactory.

Roasted duck and chicken (鸳鸯琵琶). Not bad too~

Assorted greens with mushroom (好事年年), my favourite cause I like vege and all types of mushrooms.

Deep fried big head prawns (干煎生虾), the prawns are quite fresh~

Deep fried garoupa with Thai sauce (巴辣石斑), the meat is also quite fresh.

Food were served by:
Restaurant Wing Kee
荣记酒家
177, Jln Kg Timah,
31800 Tanjung Tualang,
Perak.

3 more dishes to go but we were ready to travel back Taiping already, as we needed to wake up at 6am the next morning and travel here again for the tea ceremony @.@

Lastly, a toast from the couples and family to the guests who attend

Next, the morning tea ceremony and bridegroom's wedding reception at Taiping.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Take me out!

Image from here

I enjoy watching the dating show called Take Me Out (王子的约会) on Astro Channel 317. This is the Asian version of Take Me Out and is hosted by the famous Taiwan singer Harlem Yu 庾澄庆.

The prince will first walk and stand in front of all 26 ladies, then he will make a short introduction about himself. Next based on first impression, the ladies would decide if he is not her cuppa coffee by pressing the red button. If the prince survives this first round (usually most of the prince managed to survive this round), he would move on to introduce himself further by the recorded VCR (which highlights his background, career, family, hobbies etc).
Next the remaining ladies would again decide if he is her cuppa coffee. If all the princesses dislike him, he has to leave the show. But if there're princesses who like him, the show will play another VCR which contain comments made by his friends/family, so that everyone would know him better.

Lastly, if there're still princesses who haven't press the red button after this VCR, then the prince gets to press the button for the girls he dislikes, but he must make room for 2 ladies and ask them a final question. In the end, the prince would pick his ideal princess to the middle of the stage and from here, they can move on to their first date.

Just a few thoughts after watching several episodes:
- Taiwan ladies are very daring and frank in terms of speaking. Whatever they don't like about the guy, be it his appearance, his looks, his voice, his career and so on, the ladies will directly voice it out in front of everyone. Sometimes even the host also can't help laughing, sometimes I too feel pitiful for the guys. It takes alot of courage to stand in front of 26 ladies in such a show and let them choose, but end up he got criticized/humiliated.

- Sometimes, the contenstant herself also just so-so looking only but she can criticize the guy as if he is not worth a single cent. Well I don't know if she did it purposely for the show or Taiwan ladies are really like that. I think they should know more about the guy (as it's just the first time seeing each other) before they comment anything. It's fairer this way, to both the guy and girl.

- Everyone dress up nicely with their make up in the show. I heard that Taiwan ladies rely on cosmectics alot! They might look pretty with the thick make up on but once they remove the make up.......................................... :P

Hmm, imagine IF you are single and there's such a show in our country, would you dare to register and appear in the show hoping to find your Mr Right/Ms Right?
For me, I think I won't. Haha, probably because I wanna keep this kind of thing low profile. I believe destiny and fate come naturally at the right timing.
How about you? ^^

Thursday, October 18, 2012

我和Aden的第一个生日/My first birthday with Aden

今年的生日比去年来的简单多了。还记得去年,我和BDS一班好朋友们一起过生日,因为刚好是我好友Annie的结婚大日!
转眼间,就这样过了一年,我也把Aden给putt出来了~
(This year's birthday was way simpler than last year's. I remembered I celebrated my birthday with the BDS gang last year, cause so coincident it was my best friend, Annie's wedding day! Time flies and a year gone, I also gave birth to my son already)

今年生日,我没收到任何礼物 T___________T
可能是因为我没要求?哈哈!
(This year, I did not receive any presents. May be because I din't ask? LOL!)

不过无所谓,一大早收到朋友和家人的sms和FB留言,已经很开心了。最重要是,今年有了个小坏蛋陪我一起度过28岁的生日。我知道啦,实际上,我算是29岁了。不过一路来我都是从我生日的月份开始算起的,哈哈!因为我是10月生日,所以比朋友们都慢加岁!:D
(But it doesn't matter, I am thankful enough to receive lots of birthday wishes thru phones and FB from dearest family and friends. Most importantly, I have my son celebrated my 28th birthday this year. According to the lunar calendar, I am actually 29 this year. But I always use my birthday month to calculate my actual age.)

说到礼物,如果问我今年要什么礼物,我会想要一个长假!自从做了妈妈这份工,虽然没有好像以前那份工的压力,不过妈妈也有说不完的累和辛苦。虽说我每天在家顾孩子,不用出外晒太阳或淋雨,不过有时也很闷的。尤其是当Aden发少爷脾气时,怎样哄都搞不定!真是pek chek啊!当然他现在渐渐长大了,比较好顾了,不过他长大了,又是要面临另一个阶段的挑战了!
我终于明白为什么有些朋友当了妈妈后,整个人变憔悴,样子也变‘惨’。。。不过我尽量不给自己变酱啦!哈哈,我要做靓妈! ;)
(Speaking of presents, ask me what I want as present this year and I'd say I want a longgg holiday! Ever since becoming a mum, I am really exhausted and tired, though I've already say goodbye to the terrible pressure in my previous job. And even though I am at home all day looking after my son, it can get boring and frustrating at times. Especially when Aden is throwing tantrum and I couldn't calm him down.  Now that he's growing up and is easier to look after, but it's time for me to face another stage of challenge!
Now that I understand why some mummy friends of mine become haggard. But I will do my best to avoid from falling into this group, haha! I still wanna be a pretty super mum!)

Opps我好像在说着礼物的hor!哈哈paiseh,离题了。。
Anyway今年的礼物要等到下个月才能‘拿到’。下个月会和老公出国,这次是到一个我从来没有想过会去的地方,因为之前听说要出Visa很麻烦。好不卖官子啦,就在这告诉大家,我们会去加拿大的多伦多和美国. 不过美国方面就会去纽约和华盛顿罢了(好过没有啦!)到时再来个shopping spree,选礼物!^^
(Ok I know I've drifted apart :P Anyway, I gotto wait til next month to receive my actual birthday present. Will be travelling with hubby to a country which I never thought I'd be going as I heard it's kinda troublesome to get a Visa there. But things changed abit now and we're going to Toronto[Uncle Lee here I come! ^^] and US, erm it's New York and Washington D.C to be exact. I am looking forward to the shopping spree there to redeem my birthday pressie! ^^)

Ok back to the topic! 生日当晚老公带了我们去Secret Recipe,其实是我自己选的,不懂为什么就是很想吃他们的蛋糕~ 再加上其实太平没什么特别的地方可以庆祝,所以没关系啦,好坏也是一餐。我对于吃很cincai,不嘴叼。
(Alright back to the topic! Hubby brought us to Secret Recipe that day, my choice, cause I was craving for their cakes. Furthermore, there's no special places to go here at Taiping.)

 我点了个Black Pepper Chicken,老公呢就要tomyam。至于蛋糕,我选了marble cheesecake和Turkey Chocolate Indulgence。两样都很好吃!
(I had Black Pepper Chicken while hubby had tomyam. I chosed marble cheesecake and Turkey Chocolate Indulgence as dessert and both tasted great!)

 我的宝贝们。哎,每次都是我主动拿相机拍照的,所以很多照片都只有Aden和他老爸。没办法啦,谁叫我爱拍照?:P
(My darlings. I am always the camera lady hence you seldom see me in the photos. Well I guess I am just doing what I like the most :P)

Aden这天起得早,下午又没什么睡,所以到了晚上就开始吵了(算不算是给我的礼物啊?=_=")很明显,他很不合作,要拍个合照都难,连拍照的店员都说他哭包~
(If you are my friends in FB, I mentioned that Aden woke up extra early this day and he din't nap much in the afternoon, so he was quite fussy during the night. Obviously we din't get a proper family portrait, even the shop staff commented Aden is a crying machine)

Aden他老爸在吃,我就抱Aden哄他睡觉。我发现很多时候出街,都是做妈妈的负责哄孩子入睡,男人们就照样吃吃喝喝。有时我在想,为什么酱不公平!明明孩子他也有份嘛~
不过有时也没办法啦,谁叫孩子黏我不黏他?哈哈。。;)
(Hubby was eating while I coax Aden to sleep. Many times mummies are the one who deal with cranky babies when going out while the daddy still get to enjoy like usual. Sometimes I wonder why is it so unfair since we are both the parents of the baby? But on second thought, at least I am close to my son this way, haha)


抱了一下,Aden就入睡了。这就是Oppa Aden Style,哈哈!:D
(Aden slept in his stroller shortly after. This is what I called Oppa Aden Style! :D)

虽然没有礼物,也没什么特别的庆祝,不过能与自己爱的人一起过生日,已经是我最大的满足了。
(Obviously there's nothing luxury this time, but I am contented to be able to celebrate with my loved ones.)

p/s: 心血来潮来个双语帖子,没什么的。。SK,我不是copy你啊!:P
(I have made it a dual language post today just for fun ;) I am not copying you SK! :P)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Aden: 5m1w

It has been quite some times since I last update on Aden, the previous post about him was this (saliva collection), which was a month ago.
As you can tell, life is getting more challenging and busier for me. I really wanna blog about him regularly but time is not enough! Plus Internet was down for a week few weeks ago.

Anyway, here's some progress of my naughty son.

1. At 5 months, he weighs7kg and is about 67cm tall. He's taking 6.5oz of formula milk and is wearing size M diapers. Many who see his photos commented that Aden is a big boy but I tell you, it's only the photo angle. His face might be chubby but his body and limbs are consider average. In fact, Aden is the smallest lightest baby among all the Dragon babies of my gang.


2. He already can hold his bottle steadily at the age of 3 months plus. But recently, he has become lazy....


3. Sometimes, he prefers to sleep on his tummy but as a mum, and also after hearing so many cases of infant death syndrome, I make sure I am by his side and check his nose on and off. He'd sleep longer and soundly in this position but I am still worry.


 4. He wants to eat his feet now but still about 1-2 inches away, haha!


5. Aden now no longer fit into the bumbo seat I bought him few months ago. This photo taken when he was about 4 months old, just fit fit only.


6. Majority of people says Aden looks more like daddy as he grows up. But still some people commented he looks like mummy. Well, I think may be it's the angle and it's hard to judge as baby changes everyday. But I do hope he'll inherit his dad's gene in terms of height, hehe.. Boy must be tall ma.....:P
But all in all, it doesn't really matter who he looks like, as long as he grows healthy. 


7. We bought a baby carrier for him during our recent trip to KL. It really saves us some energy cause it's really tiring carrying him around in our arms. Mind you, he is getting heavier each day! He enjoys being carried like that (for the time being).


8. When daddy is working, I brought him around town and also to my mum's place. He enjoy his VIP seat and entertain himself by looking at the window.


9. This fella likes TV and anything which has lights and sounds (like handphones). 


10. Aden likes camera (just like his mum ^^) but there're times when he gets bored of it too! Here's the proof:


11. He laughs and cries alot. Everybody loves him when he's in good mood. He is very good in rolling over since 4 months old and here's where my nightmare started. The bed is big enough for hubby and I but surely not enough for this boy. He rolls from one end to another within seconds and I have to pay full attention to him all the time. I think it's just sooner or later he'd fall from the bed and hurt himself =_="


12. We had a small baby meeting last 2 weeks and I can conclude Aden is the noisiest of all =_="


13. He likes to bite and whatever he grabs, he'll put into the mouth. He likes to play with his pacifier but doesn't know how to put into the mouth properly (yet), haha! 


Well, life as a full time mum for a 5 months old is surely not easy. Still a long way to go but I am happy to be the first one to record all his development ;)

Friday, October 12, 2012

Friend request


So, just something random to share on a Friday.

For those of you who have FB account, what are the things you'll consider if someone ask to be your friend?
For me, first, I'd see the name, then I'd see if I know him/her in person. Sometimes, even if he has some mutual friends but if I don't know him at all, or I haven't seen him before, I will surely delete the request.
Sometimes, people dealing with online boutique business come to add, I'll browse at their albums first before confirming the request. I already have too many friends like this, so just wanna do some filter before adding.

But one thing for sure, I'll definetely delete requests from those who doesn't have a proper profile picture (some people likes to put picture of animals, celebrities and so on) and comes with unfamiliar names. Also, people who come to add me but restrict their photos to be viewed by others (How would I know who you are if you blocked all your photos??)
At least include a personal message la!

Well, I just think that FB isn't that secure thesedays and for me, I just wanna be careful in accepting friends, just don't wanna reveal too much of my personal infor/photos to everyone, unnecessarily.

That's all for today. Here wishing all of you a lovely weekend! ;)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Cabin in the Woods (2011)


Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Kristen Conolly, Fran Kanz

I din't know about this movie until I saw the advertisement on Astro. It's now showing on Astro Best (also downloadable).
For your information, I love horror and fleshy movies like the Saw series. But during my pregnancy period, I had to stop watching this kinda movies for the sake of my baby, hehe.
But now, I am happy that I can resume watching them! :P

So this movie is basically about a group of friends going to a remote cabin in the woods for a holiday. But what they din't know is that everything in this woods is being watched and controlled by a game company. Soon one by one is being taken by those monsters and evils living in the woods.
In the end, they have to find out how to survive...... So is there any survivors? Hmm, I think you can pretty much predict the ending...

Nothing very interesting about the storyline, as it's quite similar to most horror movies. But I enjoy watching those fleshy and blood scenes, haha! (Now you know I'm abit unusual :P)

I would rate this as 3.5/5. If you love horror movies like me, perhaps can give it a try! But make sure you're 18 and above and watch it after your kids have go to bed...... *wink*

Monday, October 8, 2012

28 & 4

Good morning ladies and gentlemen!!

You must be wondering why 28 & 4? Hehe...

I turn 28 years old young today. No special celebration (as usual) but obviously, this year I have a sweet naughty boy to share my birthday with ;)

This fella is 5 months old now and he has grown up alot. He still is a crying machine but when he smiles and laugh, it really melts my heart. Despite all the tiredness of looking after him, and all the noises and crying, every moment is worth and he is still everybody's favourite in the house. I shall blog about his progress soon!

Back to the number 28, I know age is a sensitive issue for certain ladies but I'm perfectly fine with it and don't mind revealing if people ask me. In fact, I am pleased to know that most people say I look much younger than 28! (Muahahah beh paiseh =P)

The recent me

Ok, as for the number 4, it's actually this blog's age. My first blog post published on 1st Oct 2008, I wished to blog bout it on the 1st but Internet was down that time....
Anyway, I have been blogging for 4 years now and I'm glad I started it. I am able to blog and share about mostly everything in my life in this blog and also knowing alot of blogger friends, though for many we haven't really meet in person.

Here, I wanna wish myself a very happy birthday and happy 4th anniversary to this blog, Hayley & Herself =)

Thanks for reading and wish you all a nice day ^^

Sunday, October 7, 2012

A little complaint on a Sunday morning

I am back people!!

It took TM 9 days to fix the service interruption =_=" I had reported the problem twice thru phone and twice thru emails. They did called me but all they told me is that technicians are working on it and restoration is still in progress.... I understand sometimes it might not be that easy to fix certain issue but 9 days seems abit too long already.....
Anyway Internet connection and house phone line were restored yesterday....

Ok, I know I have alot of homeworks to do now. So sorry I din't visit your blog for the passed one week. Though I think I could probably survive without Internet, but still feel handicapped without it for days, LOL.

Til then, you have a great Sunday and I'll catch up soon!