Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Another problem.

The good new is on Tuesday morning (just past midnight, after work) Elaine's clogged milk duct was cleared and she was really relieved and she was able to sleep thru the night.

Our next problem started as soon as we got back from our lunch yesterday. Keith felt rather warm and when I used the ear thermometer, it gave me a reading of 101.2. We decided to give him some medicine for his fever and he struggled with us when we tried to do so. He cried very loud and even tried to make himself vomit the medicine out by coughing. We only went out again as soon as his temp went back to normal and he was immediately calmer as soon as we leave home.

We went to get some spare part from the Avent Service Centre at Damas Plaza (next to Hartamas Shopping Centre). We were serviced by a very nice lady. When I told her of the pump problem, she suggested that changed all the silicon parts so that our piece would function as good as new, which was really true when we tried it. We were given 3 pieces but there is one that looked different from the piece that we had and I am really glad that it is. Well, Avent have finally changed the white valve and the new piece would still fit into our old ones. Spent RM57.80 for the petal cone (RM27.90), diaphragm (RM20.00) and the valve (RM9.90).
I took the picture down to better describe it. The one on the left is the new one while on the right is the old one.
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Elaine and I spent the rest of the evening buying stuffs for our restaurant. We did make sure to monitor Keith's temp and he was rather okay through out the outing. In fact he was very excited to see so many things and he wanted to grab almost anything that he can hold on to. I do realise that he seems to be bored with his toys and always wants newer things to hold.

As soon as we reached home past 9pm, his temp went up again.(All the paed already closed at this time!!!) We gave him some paracetamol and added the cooling pad this time. But he can still be so kay poh when I took this pic of his.
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Look at him manja his mommy but I guess this time he is the sick one.
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His temperature went back to normal as soon as we put him on the swing. The reason for his fever is because he is teething again. I am able to tell because I saw the white stumps on his lower jaw when he was crying, this time it is his left lateral incisor and his right canine (cuspid) we call them "lou foo nga" but I am yet to check on his upper jaw because I don't want him to make a fuss about it.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Elaine is having trouble

Yesterday something rather unexpected happened. Elaine has a clogged/plugged milk ducts and it is causing her to have a rather painful swell.. It wsa so discomforting that she has to give her O&G Dr Loo a ring yesterday and she advised her to apply warm towel to see if it would clear the clog. All I can do is prepare the warm towels and the warm water with a slight of salt for her to immerse (suggested by some sites) but all this doesn't seems to have done her any good.

Elaine kept complaining of the pain and her discomfort for almost the whole night and she hardly could sleep. I really feel useless because no matter what I told her I understood, I know I am all words because the agony is really on her. She have got me got me worried and this morning we got up very early and went to TDMC to see Dr Loo. This is the first that Elaine was the first patient of the day! The doctor prescribed Elaine with some medicine and cream and informed us that if the swelling doesn't reduce by Friday, she might have to do a minor surgery. According to her, this clogged can evolve into a full-blown breast infection known as mastitis, and possibly could have starting to infect.

Eventhough the doctor didn't order Elaine to keep pumping but Elaine have been expressing whenever she can. I guess it is the mommy's instinct that by doing so she can clear the clog, which according to a site is true :)

The swelling have made it hard for Elaine to carry Keith because Keith likes to push his hands to your chest when you carry him (sort of a way for him to maneuver the person to move forward) but she still insist of taking him in her arms. This morning she was the one carrying him most of the time and the reason was because he was being very manja with his mommy and mommy was very pleased that Keith wanted mommy more than daddy today!
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This is the picture I have been meaning to take all the time because Keith is exceptionally at ease.

I wanna make myself clear here:
I am not writing this to put other mothers off BF but I instead I wanna tell you all mothers out there (and especially my wife) how great they are in giving the children the best they can offer and having to go thru such a great sacrifice. Elaine have continued to BF Keith despite that he won't latch on and Elaine have to do double work in doing EBM for him. She have to totally forgo direct BF because Keith has started teething early and now he already has 7 teeth and he likes to bite on everything he can hold on to (especially grinding and biting our fingers, imagine if Elaine tried to latch him on!)
Personally, those whom didn't BF, don't let this put you down because giving birth and caring for your children is already the greatest thing in life for any mom! All I can know is dads can't do that :P

**Update**
I managed to buy for Elaine one of those warming pillows which is heated up with electricity. The thingy can be heated up within 5 mins and the heat can last until 2-10 hours. Seems like this small pillow is helping Elaine to ease the clog because this can hold the heat better and the when the heat is not hot enough, all we have to do is just to plug it in. The price for the thing is RM49.90

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Keith is able to sit - unassisted

Keith has a rather slow developer in this matter, many babies at his age have already learnt to sit and some even have started crawling.

These two days I have tried to let him sit on his own. I was rather shock that he managed to sit without back or side support and he didn't even use his hands to stabilize. Although he could only do that for a few minutes before he start to fall to his sides, it was a rather big achievement for us, since we didn't buy him those expensive Bumbo training seats. (Sorry, my boy, your dad is not a rich man) I think he still needs to learn to balance himself better and longer.
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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Keith is 8 months old

I realise that it was the 24th late in the evening and Keith was 8 months old yesterday. In fact the older he is getting the more I felt I needed to take more pictures because I always have the feeling that I don't wanna miss out on a single moment, since Elaine and I have to put about 13-14 hours a day to work and we only have a day off weekly. Right now it is already so tough for us to juggle our family time between family members.

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Statistics
None taken this month

Diet
His milk intake is still the same at 5.5-6oz of BM in addition to his 3 meals of solid
So far he would take all that we have fed him with (Fish, Carrot, Potato, Tofu, Sweet Potato, Porridge and Rice Cereal) When they come to my restaurant Grandma even gave him unsalted French Fries!!!! Funny part is he would wrinkle his forehead whenever we give him something new!!! And shakes his head if he dislikes them, be it not to his taste or too hot.

Sleep
Starting to wake up past midnight, knowing that is the time we reach home, he will cry and whine for us to carry him initially and then keep leaning towards the door for us to take him out for a walk or a short drive (which is not good) He would even start crying if we keep sitting or lay him down

Teeth
He now has 7 teeth and would gnaw on almost everything you give him, especially human fingers!!!

Verbal
Whenever we hear him "baby babble sing" means he is about to fall asleep

Mobility
Still the turning around when lying on the bed or sofa. He is still unable to crawl and he is learning to sit but still need to work on balancing his weight.

Others

  • Turning away from someone he doesn't want to carry him.
  • When I pass him to grandma, he would want her if she is sitting down.
  • If I am dressed, he wouldn't want grandma if she has not changed her house dress.
  • Once we are out of the house, he is ok with anyone, other than strangers.
  • Recently he is not as "sticky" with me and he is getting ok with his mum.
  • He used to be uncomfortable during his rides in the car but now he loved them a lot. I am still looking for those collapsible/stick on sunshades for my side windows.
  • Very impatient, especially when he think we are going "kai-kai"
  • Still loves his daily bath!
  • He loves Nicole. She makes him smile easily and he doesn't even make a fuss when she accidentally bumped him at times.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Pos kena batal!

Hari ini saya ada satu pos yg kena dibatalkan dua kali oleh "tiga huruf pi" Dia orang mintak saya tulis pos diantara pos berbayar saya dalam bahasa Inggeris dan mau saya menterjemahkan satu drpd pos saya ke bahasa Inggeris!!!!

Dia orang mengatakan yang saya telah melanggar peraturan mereka kerana saya tulis dalam BM :P

Hai, manyak susah la. Jadi saya terus padamkan pos tu terus. Manyak leceh

Swimming Again!!!

This post is gonna take me quite a while to complete so bear with me a bit, I have been working on this post since last Tuesday night. I hope you all would understand that recently we were rather short-staffed in the restaurant. Thanks to Jazzmint for featuring my restaurant again in her blog

Last Tuesday evening we went swimming again but this time there were more attendees and we really have a very great time. In the afternoon it rained heavily, so heavy that one of my car door was leaking (rubber seal problem!) so we delayed going to the pool until past 6.30pm. Actually we had both the pools to ourselves :)

Keith, Nicole, Elaine & I were there a little later than Yong Jin & Co. (Yong Jin, Aunt May & her husband, Uncle Jason & his girlfriend and PohPoh) and they were already so very busy with Yong Jin jumping in and out of the pool.

But he didn't seems to like his float
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But rather run around without it
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Guess he have more movement freedom without it :)
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And the main reason of being late is because Keith's float went missing. Keith & Co. went to the swimming pool first while I search on for the float and I was rather upset because it is impossible that the float went missing as I just saw it on the hanger that morning. In the end I found it at the ground floor, the reason for that is either my maid didn't close the window and the wind blew it out (which to me is rather impossible as that window is where the wind blows in) or the maid threw it down on purpose (perhaps to take it out because Elaine scolded her earlier on) but let's forget about her....!

By the time I reach the pool Keith was already crying his lungs out because his mummy forgot to dip him slowly in the water and would only stop when I carried him. We tried to lower him slowly onto the float but he wasn't happy about it at all...... Guess he got scared by his forgetful mum earlier.
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I sat by the baby pool and let him kick the water first then slowly lower him a bit by bit until he is use to the temperature.

We played a bit in the baby pool but he doesn't seem comfortable and Nicole was more like disturbing him than playing with him because she was throwing and splashing water on all of us.
Even Nicole couldn't stay on the duck float too long either and look at her splashing at people.
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This is the picture of Yong Jin wanting to go to the adult pool.
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Tried to let him in with the duck float. Initially he was ok.....
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Then he became really bored
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As Yong Jin already moved to the adult pool with his dad, he still maintain is jumping into the pool with his mum's arms in the baby pool and his dad's in the adult pool.
So I moved Keith to the adult pool and got myself wet. Keith was very happy to be in the bigger pool despite that his legs were unable to touch the ground.
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I even let him try the water without the float and he liked it even more!!!
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When we all wanted to leave the pool as it turns dark, someone throw tantrum and cried because he still wanted to swim.
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And Keith all wrapped up
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Monday, October 22, 2007

Tag: 38 questions tag

Got this tag from Bryan's Mama, Well I liked Q&A Tags but this tag is very special because it is a 3-8 Tag (reads as "sam pat") :D

1. Name one person who made you laugh last night? Keith
2. What were you doing at 0800? Sleeping, I work from noon to midnight
3. What were you doing 30 minutes ago? Making drinks (my job)
4. What happened to you in 2006? Collecting info regarding pregnancy and newborns
5. What was the last thing you said out loud? "Bye Keith, Bye Nicole! I go work, ok!" (Needed to confirm with them that I am going to work and not "kai-kai")
6. How many beverages did you have today? 1- Water
7. What color is your hairbrush? I use a green comb
8. What was the last thing you paid for? Buying some sweet potatoes for Keith
9. Where were you last night? Working until midnight last night
10. What color is your front door? Beige
11. Where do you keep your change? In my front jeans pocket or in my wife's wallet :P
12. What’s the weather like today? Gloomy
13. What’s the best ice-cream flavor? Häagen-Dazs Rum Raisin!
14. What excites you? Going on a trip with my family
15. Do you want to cut your hair? Yes, 2 weeks overdue..... looks like overgrown grasses already!
16. Are you over the age of 25? Sadly Yes
17. Do you talk a lot? Depends on my mood, I can be very moody and boring too!
18. Do you watch the O.C.? No, what is that? Something I can eat?
19. Do you know anyone named Steven? No
20. Do you make up your own words? No, unless you mean bahasa pasar la
21. Are you a jealous person? Yes, sort of, very possessive!
22. Name a friend whose name starts with the letter ‘A’. Aoy Cheney
23. Name a friend whose name starts with the letter ‘K’. Kattie Miller
24. Who’s the first person on your received call list? Grandma (my mum)
25. What does the last text message you received say? Your bill is ready to be viewed online from Maxis
26. Do you chew on your straw? No, I hated people who does!!!!
27. Do you have curly hair? No
28. Where’s the next place you’re going to? Going to look for a cupboard, perhaps IKEA
29. Who’s the rudest person in your life? I pass on this!
30. What was the last thing you ate? Curry Laksa, this morning bought a packer and shared it with my wife
31. Will you get married in the future? Aiya! How many times want to marry leh? Msia only allow married to one only ma, unless I convert la :D
32. What’s the best movie you’ve seen in the past 2 weeks? Where got time and money to watch movie??!!!
33. Is there anyone you like right now? Right now the ones that I wanna devote my time and attention on is my family.
34. When was the last time you did the dishes? Last night, when I cooked some spaghetti for our dinner (but way past midnight la)
35. Are you currently depressed? Yes!!!!
36. Did you cry today? No, men suppose to bleed blood but not tears! (Lau Huet Put Lau Lui)
37. Why did you answer and post this? Because I am still working on one post that is taking me quite a few days already, so at least got something posted ma :P
38. Tag 5 people who would do this survey. I'll pass on this too! Unless if u want me to tag you la. You can message me for that :D

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Tag: My Desktop View

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Just got tagged by Slavemum who wanted a peek on what my desktop view is. Honestly mine is really boring. My background is just a wallpapar I got from Deviantart.com. I wanted to put pictures like many other parents but I guess I found it hard to find the time to do it as my desktop is filled with so many icons. I guess you will find me awkward too as I am also one of those whom put my taskbar on the left side of the screen, instead of being at the bottom, I found it much less of a hassle as it is a widescreen. I also needed to have the calender and reminder up too so that I can remember all the important dates and the bills due dates too.


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My Desktop Free View Instruction:

A. Upon receiving this tag, immediately perform a screen capture of your desktop. It is best that no icons be deleted before the screen capture so as to add to the element of fun. You can do a screen capture by:
  1. Going to your desktop and pressing the Print Screen key (located on the right side of the F12 key).
  2. Open a graphics program (e.g. Picture Manager, Paint, Photoshop) and do a Paste (Ctrl +V).
  3. If you wish, you can 'edit' the image before saving it.

B. Post the picture in your blog. You can also give a short explation on the look of your desktop just below it if you want. You can explain why you preferred such look or why is it full of icons - things like that.

C. Tag 5 of your friends and ask them to give you a Free View of their desktop as well.

D. Add your name to this list of Free Viewers with a link pointing directly to your Desktop Free View post to promote it to succeeding participants.


iRonnie - I Set No Corner Thess - Thesserie Rebecca - Skippy Heart Knoizki - A Dialogue With K, Beng - Kauderwelch, Vanidosa Marie, , Vanidosa at blogspot , MyGoodFinds with KK, Dom Lawrence, Rebecca, BluePanjeet, ROSE , KNOIZKI, SARDONICNELL, Girlie the hipncoolmomma, Happy Family with Jacelyn, LovelyMummy with her family, Healthfreakmommy - picture of her 2 girls, Anggie - a happy laughing boy, chanelwong -OurFamily, Tracy - Destinee's Big Face, Rachel - My Darlings, Slavemom - Windows XP. tutiger - from Deviantart.com

What do you have on your desktop? I am not gonna pass the baton to anyone because I think this have been around for quite a while and I think most of us have done it already, other than me la :P

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Surprise pictures

Normally my usual stunt in to take Keith's pictures is to take a number of snap (as many as possible) of his different expressions and in different positions so that I can choose the best shot later and not regretting that I have not done more shots earlier. I was surprised that my missed shot actually manage to capture Keith's 7th teeth! He now has 4 on the top and 3 on the bottom.
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Whenever Keith is around and I got busy with orders I would pass the camera to Elaine for her to take pictures she likes. She never fail to surprise me with more surprise pictures like the one below...... Keith is posing with his maternal uncle, Jason and maternal grandma. Look what are her hands doing behind Keith!!!!!
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Pos Berbayar Lagi

Oleh kerana "bayar-kamu-untuk-blog" mau saya buat polisi keterangan/disclosure/pengumuman dan tidak boleh dilabelkan sebagai "pos berbayar". Saya ingin memberitahu yang semua yang pos berbayar saya tidak akan ada tandatangan seperti di bawah. Saya berpendapat sekurang-kurangnya ini akan dapat membezakan pos biasa dengan pos berbayar saya.

Manyak dia orang ada peraturan mau kita ikut (macam kerja yang dibagi mest habis dibuat semua) memang tak apala kerana tigapi dan itu smartie bukan selalu ada kerja bagi saya, kadang-kadang tak ada kerja langsung, kadang-kadang pulak ada manyak. Itu smartie lagi leceh..... tengok macam ada manyak kerja tapi macam tigapi jugak manyak kerja blogspot tak boleh ambik! Tetapi dalam tigapi, sekurang-kurangnya peluang itu berwarna merah. Hai sekaran cari sikit makan pun manyak susah la!

Itu hari lagi leceh, itu tigapi ada satu kerja $20 yang tak patut diwarnakan putih tapi dapat saya buat jugak. Dua hari lalu dapat pulak satu e-mel dari dia orang mengatakan peluang itu bukan untuk saya buat, jadi dia orang mau reject pos saya itu! Saya ingat manyak orang sudah kena con pasal ini. Saya tengok balik rekod saya dulu, peluang ini hanya untuk $10 sahaja tapi sekarang sudah naik berganda lo.

Harap maaf! Saya hari ini manyak frust pasal manyak barang lebih-lebih lagi semalam rosak kedua-dua lif lagi buat kali ke lapan! Kali yang kedua, kedua-dua lif itu rosak saya ada rant di sini : My Condo Management

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Two Cousins in a Stroller

Yesterday have been a rather long day for me because I was having a very severe headache. Still it was my day off, Keith and Nicole could not sit still when the see Elaine and I walking around at home. After buying some groceries for the restaurant use, we went to Mid Valley. As soon as we entered Jusco I knew I have got to make sure that Nicole behaves so I decided to carry Keith and let Nicole sit in the stroller instead.

I was rather surprised that she was so well-behaved that she never even scream, her usual stunt, to go to the Gaming Area while we passed Keith among Grandma, Elaine and I because whenever Keith sees he will lean forward and open his arms. Upon leaving Jusco, my headache was really bad so I decided to put Keith in the stroller instead but I didn't take Nicole out of it. I put them together side by side!!! They were both very happy about it and they stayed that way until we went to the basement parking!
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Monday, October 15, 2007

Tag: Shopping Tips

Wen would like to know a man's shopping tips. Well, sadly I have none :P bcoz I rarely shops, just kidding. Gosh, am I lucky to be the one whom is responsible comparing prices.

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It’s very simple. When you receive this tag, copy the whole list and add your own shopping tip to the bottom and pass it on.

  1. Wear comfy clothing when you’re shopping. You don’t wanna fuss with too many laces and buttons when you’re trying clothes on. http://rinnah-marketplace.blogspot.com
  2. Choose stores offering some kind of reward program, e.g. purchase points, rebates or store coupons. Knowing how the program works and when to use them will save you a lot of money in the long run. http://kakishopping.giddytigers.com
  3. Always ask for a discount or bargain, especially when you pay cash for big purchase like furniture and electrical items, you will be surprised how much lesser you have to pay. http://leahschrader.com
  4. Buy in bulk or from the hypermarket. Hypermarket like Giant and Tesco has greater offer than places like Jusco or Parkson. (I’m referring to household stuffs) http://montessorimum.com
  5. Think again if it does really makes any different without having that, and if no, it means you don’t really need to spend on that. http://www.demoments.net
  6. Wear comfortable shoes when going for shopping spree. Closed toes and high heels won’t give you the joy of shopping. If possible, wear sneakers or sandals like Birkenstock. ) http://littlepaces.com
  7. Make sure to jot down the prices of the stuff that you normally buy. Browse thru all the leaflets of promotions whenever you find them and scan for the stuffs you needed because sometimes they offer stuffs cheaper than the big players. This would save you time and energy running between retailers around to compare prices.http://tutiger.blogspot.com/


I'm passing this Tag to

Sharine, En En's mama

Bryan's mama

Tag: First Letter of Your Name to Asnwer Each Question

I'd received this tag from bryan's mama - thanks dear!

The tag is about using the 1st letter of your name to asnwer the following:

1. Famous Singer : Willard Christopher Smith, Jr aka. Will Smith (Remember Just The Two Of Us?)
2. Four letter word : Will
3. Street : West McMillan Ave, Cincinati, OH 45219 (I have actually stayed there before!)
4. Color : White
5. Gifts/Presents : Water colour
6. Vehicle : Waterski
7. Things in Souvenir Shop : Warship model
8. Boy Name : Wesley
9. Girl Name : Whitney
10. Movie Title : Waterboy (1998) starring Adam Sandler
11. Drink : Water
12. Occupation : Wireman
13. Celebrity : Willard Christopher Smith, Jr aka. Will Smith (I loved the movie, Pursuit of Happyness)
14. Magazine : Women's Weekly
15. U.S. City : Washington D.C or Wilmington, NC
16. Pro Sports : Water polo
17. Fruit : Watermelon (This was the easiest!!!)
18. Reason For Being Late To Work : Was being being blocked by an illegal parked car
19. Something You Threw Away : Waste
20. Something You Shout : What the??!!!
21. Cartoon Character : Wile E.(Ethelbert) Coyote aka "The Coyote", the wolf that always tries to trap Road Runner)

I don't think I wanna pass this tag to anyone because most people that I know have already done this

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Yong Jin's 2nd Birthday

Since Uncle Jason was not in Malaysia on the second, Aunty May decided to delay the birthday dinner for a week. We went to the place in Cheras named Unique Fisherman (I think) Honestly the food wasn't up to the standard that I have expected and since I am not doing a food review, I'll totally skip on the food matter.

When we (Elaine, Keith and I) arrived we were already the last to reach there because traffic was really jammed up. Uncle Jason and Aunty May was already halfway thru ordering food and I started snapping pictures as soon as I hand over Keith to Elaine. The 2 year old birthday boy was being a koala bear and only wanted to hug his two favourite tree people, his po-po (maternal grandma) and jiu-jiu (his maternal uncle, Jason). The place that he will keep asking you to go to is the aquariums or pool
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As for Keith, look at what was he doing when he found Nicole's teddy lying on the back of the car while Elaine was talking on the phone. As we sat down on the table, he got himself very busy by trying to snatch whatever he can off the table or would be whining and wriggling around to make Elaine or I to stand up and walk around. We also realise that he seems to like to scratch his ears, eventhough it is clean. For his meal we gave him some baby biscuits and tofu to keep him contained. After that I had to put him in the stroller and push him to the furniture shops nearby. He started whining again as soon as we re-enter the restaurant
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Friday, October 12, 2007

Tag: 5 Posts Link to Keywords

Sharine tagged me. As I have not posted much posts I am doubtful I can complete this tag :P But I'll try anyway

*** INSTRUCTIONS: ***

1. Post 5 links to 5 of your previously written posts. The posts have to relate to the 5 key words given below.

2. Tag 5 other friends to do this meme. Try to tag at least 2 new acquaintances (if not, your current blog buddies will do) so that you get to know them each a little bit better.

3. Don’t forget to read the archived post and leave comments.

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Link ONE must be about FAMILY: After the CNY Holidays
this one was easiest because I have 20 under that label

Link TWO must be about FRIEND: My Bagpiper Friends
Luckily I did this when Keith went to Penang

Link THREE must be about YOURSELF: My Chinese Name and My Alma Mater
I rarely talked about myself specifically, I guess

Link FOUR must be about YOUR LOVE: Merdeka! Merdeka! Merdeka!!!!!!
She doesn't really quite like the idea that I talked about her online

Link FIVE can be ANYTHING YOU LIKE: The 37" LCD TV from MBf
Not quite what I really liked to do but at least it is something I like to get!!

Tag goes to:

  1. Bryan's Mama
  2. Mummy to Qiqi
  3. Duckie (Sue Yi's Dad)
  4. Vivian (Naomi's Mum)
  5. Mommy to Chumsy
I really dunno who to tag !!!!
And I hope I am not double tagging anyone.


Thursday, October 11, 2007

Tag: Four Me

This is the first time I am doing a TAG. Got tagged by duckie
Duckie, I am really sorry to take so long to do this TAG. (Can you imagine he had tagged me on the 25 July!) My sincerest apologies because I really do not know what to do with TAGs :P

Four jobs I have had in my life: (I never wanted to do this because I have never felt that there is anything eventful about it)

  1. Clerk: (Penang) My first full time job. During the bullish market and then all the stocks are in papers and was involved with the starting of the computerizing of the stock exchange delivery and CDS.
  2. Sales Representative: (Penang) Actually I got started as a recond photostat machine salesman for a very short time and immediately got another position in a MNC marketing their food products. Great place to work got involved in many functions and travel. I got to learn how to cook too. Every month I have to travel to KL for our meetings.
  3. Trade Marketing Representative: (KL)This is another sort of an upgrade job for me but this company is part of the one selling those sin stuff but we were never forced to consume it. This company was a really great place to work, especially when you have many great bosses. Sadly many chose to leave the company, as the company is consolidating and they decided to leave despite getting promotions after the take over.
  4. Current job: (KL)Making drinks in a restaurant. Just a fatman behind the counter making drinks. Very boring job but get to spend time online without having to fear that the boss would yell at me because I am a 20% partner (Sadly that is the proportion of share in the restaurant that I have!)
Four of my favourite foods: (I am stuck again, I can easily name you what I dislike!)
  1. Shabu-shabu : Although I hate the boss but I really like having a shabu-shabu meal, especially those tasty Angus Beef or Kobe Beef. I really missed the organic Udon, Kimchi, squid nuggets and Beef Tendon Balls. But the ones I misses most are the staffs!!!
  2. JD Baby Back Ribs : by TGI Friday but not available locally la coz not halal ma :P
  3. Yam Rice : Yup anything that would go along with it, like Bak Kut Teh or Mixed Pork Soup.
  4. Hainanese Chicken Rice : Got to have those original ones since I have a Hainanese wife (Elaine is pure Hainanese like her father (from Johor) and mother (from Tampin) because their parents were from the same town in Hainan!!! The town that is famous for Chicken Rice!)
Four Countries I have been to on vacation:
  1. Singapore: My first time going over the border by myself
  2. Thailand: Used to go there with my mum when I was a kid. I rode Elaine there, we rented a motorbike and ride over, just to have some Thai fried rice, which was really great. She misses it till today :)
  3. Hongkong: Went there a couple of times and twice with Elaine's family.
  4. USA (East Coast): The best experience we have was renting a car and driving from Cincinati, OH to Boston, MA then Manhattan, NY. Can you imagine that we were staying in Brooklyn, NY and was preparing to take the subway to go up the twin towers when 9-11 happened!!!!
Four places I would rather be right now:
Not I am in the restaurant sitting in front of my laptop with many more side works waiting to be done:
  1. Spending time with Elaine and Keith at home.
  2. Going back to the nice motel we stayed at Syracuse, NY.
  3. Back in Penang having some chatty hours with my buddies, of course Elaine got to be there to chat with their wives too :D
  4. Going back to college, I wish to further in my education!
I dun think I wanna pass this since I did this after such an extended period!

Non winner of the Got 5 (Sept)

I have posted earlier that we have got another chance of winning 2 LCD TVs in MBf Got 5 Again??!!!!!, winning it would be my second unit and Elaine BIL's first.
Sadly it is rather disappointing to all of us, despite getting their third 5 on the 8th which have a very high chance of winning, we didn't manage to be the first 100 to win the 37" LCD TV. (I got my LCD TV when I got my third 5 on the 9th June) I managed to find a backdoor to the result by doing a search at 12am (10 Oct) and the results were only linked up at about 8am (10 Oct)

When I told Elaine of the result, she was rather shocked and kept telling me to stop pulling her legs. I have to show her the actual webpage of the result to convince her. Even her brother (Uncle Jason), her sister (Aunty May) and her husband found it hard to accept the result.

With such big blow, Elaine's BIL would probably even cut(terminate) his card for such a bitter pill! Please understand that I wasn't trying to be greedy to get a second LCD TV. The reason behind all this hoo-hah is because Elaine kept saying that Keith is very "Wong" us so I told her that if he is really that "wong" then probably I would get a second one la :P (I don't want my boy to "wong" me, I just want my boy to "wong" himself)


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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Keith first swim in the Pool

Yesterday evening Elaine and I took Keith and Nicole for a swim in the evening. Yong Jin didn't get to go despite Elaine asking his mum to go along and spent over half an hour on the phone with his mum! Keith's maternal grandma bought him a swimming trunk and we bought him a baby float. We decided to let him wear a sleeveless shirt because we were afraid that he might catch cold.

Initially we let him try the shallow water and he became rather excited and started walking around the baby pool, using the float as a walker!! Later we usher him to the deeper part of the baby pool where his legs were not touching the bottom. We were very pleased because he seems rather excited and happy. We also have the usual driver, Nicole who would push him around from the back of the float, like she did with the walker.

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Although we only made a very brief half an hour tryout in the pool, but we were able to tell that he would love the pool. It started pouring cats and dogs so we rushed back to our unit!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Camwhoring Kids

oWhenever I wanted to take Keith's pictures for a certain reason, like trying on his new clothes, I get to hear Nicole keep saying, "Nicole take picture", "Nicole take picture with Keith Keith", "Keith boy take picture with Nicole" are the normal phrases she uses.
As for Keith, he would be at his best to co-operate with the cameraman, by keeping still and staring at the camera, as soon as he sees the camera pointing at him. In fact it is very hard for me to snap surprise pictures because he will quiet down as soon as he sees the camera. I have to carry my PNS camera with me in my pouch all the time because only then I can take those surprise moments down at one go because it is very hard for take two.

In my opinion they both just liked to have their pictures taken. I guess they might grow up to be a camwhores anyway, or is it just me :-P
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While this is the funny one:
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Look how "piggie" Nicole looked by blowing up her cheeks and what a "monkey" Keith is, struggling to pose before his mummy could finish dressing him up. Now I wonder if they have got the Chinese Zodiac mixed up because Nicole is supposed to be the monkey and Keith is supposed to be piggie

Mimpi Negri tentang "tigapi" dll

Kamu semua mesti rasa kelakar sikit, tengok saya tulis pos ini dalam BM lagi!!!

Baru saya tau yang "bayar-kamu-untuk-blog" tu kena finiz job yg dibagi baru boleh dapat yg baru dan kena habis pada masa yg tertentu. Kalau mau lebih, kena finiz job yg bibagi dulu la. Sekarang baru saya tau kenapa blog Jazz kekadang ada manyak pos la. Adui menyesal la aku..... apa nak buat "sudah cuci kepala basah" sai sub cho ko tau (Canto) Lagipun wang dari "tigapi" yang saya buat, akan disimpan untuk Keith kelak. (Saya masih belum hantarkan wang dari US Paypal saya ke MY Paypal, manyak pening la)

Harap kamu semua akan bertimbang rasa sikit la. Lagipun pos ini adalah untuk disisip di tengah pos la. Kalau tidak mereka akan reject pos saya pulak. Guna BM untuk membuat pos sisipan la.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Keith fond of Nicole's cheer

Despite being a rather hard to handle toddler and most of the time she was rather rough whenever lays her hands on Keith. But we have always known that Nicole has always been able to make Keith smile and laugh at the slightest cheer or call. Whenever we go out while I was carrying him, he would keep staring to the ground, looking to see where Nicole is.

Like he was crying for us adults to carry him. A call from Nicole would easily distract him from crying further
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Even when he was sick, she didn't fail to cheer him up
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Whenever Nicole got scolding from Grandma or me, Keith would keep staring at us, as though he wanted to stand up for Nicole :P

He have always liked to have kids around him and he seems very happy whenever he have company.

It is very disturbing for all of us, especially grandma, because Nicole would be leaving us next week. She'll be going back to Penang to stay with her dad. At least going back there she could attend those education training classes, as her dad had promised. And no matter what happens she can always come back to us ;-)