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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Baby Xin Says Something

My Baby Xin at 1 year 11 months has quite a vocabulary.  She is now able to say words with 2 syllables like Papa, Mummy, bolster, water (btw bolster and water sounds the same so I have to decipher that).  Blanket, pillow, bear, dog, cold, habis!  And the ultimate 2-syllable word: ipad.
To encourage her to say more words, I will ask her, "Baby, say yes, say duck, say porridge etc." And she would always say the word.
Today, Yuan was playing a telephone game with her. Yuan said to her, "Baby, say something" while putting the pretend telephone near her mouth.  So Baby Xin said: "Something."

Sunday, December 25, 2011

My One Big Goal for 2012

Steve Aichitson, a very inspiring personal development blogger and life coach, asked this question for Christmas.  What is the one big goal that I hope to achieve for 2012?
Well, it would have to be a health & fitness goal.  I wish to exercise at least an hour every week, either swimming or yoga.  This year I have not been going regularly at all, mostly due to being busy with work, at other times, well, just being plain lazy.....
I hope to lead a more active lifestyle together with J next year, that's my one big goal for 2012!

Photo from http://www.whatsonxiamen.com/ent1945.html

Saturday, December 24, 2011


My Baby Xin's nanny is an Indian, so naturally Baby Xin is learning a lot about Indian language and culture.  One of the things that she likes is a pottu on her forehead, which her nanny sometimes put for her as a symbol of protection.
One day while I was working on my laptop, Baby Xin wanted to take off the red tracker ball right in the middle of my keyboard.  The tracker ball cover, had gone missing before, but was always found afterwards and I put it back, so I now realized it was Baby Xin who pulled it off.  I asked her why she wanted it for, and she pointed to her forehead at the space between her eyebrows.  I finally realized that she thought it was a stick-on pottu, and that she wanted to put it on!  This is so funny!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Visit to Pavillion KL

It's been a long time since we visited Pavilion,as it's perceived as such an expensive place.
However today, we decided to see the Xmas deco there, and Yuan got a free ride on the Xmas carousel (worth RM5), courtesy of a credit card promotion.  There was a long queue of paying patrons for the small carousel. This reminds me of my childhood days in Ampang Park, but I believe the carousel there was much bigger.
We were also fortunate to witness a Scottish band playing at 4pm in the center court, which was very entertaining.  After that, we spent most of our time in Daiso at the top floor, splurging on RM5 items. 

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Pandora bracelet fixed

After our morning seminar session, I went to Pandora 1MK outlet to get my bracelet fixed.  I've been meaning to go for a few days but never had the chance due to long hours at work recently.  Finally today I went and succumbed to buying a safety chain for the bracelet, and also a Murano glass charm because the charms were moving around too freely.

As a result, I got my bracelet changed to the right size, got the safety chain that I wanted, and used the Murano glass to commemorate a meaningful day in which my fellow bloggers and I conducted a charity session. On top of that, I received another plain bracelet as a gift, which I intend to give Yuan to start her childhood collection when she's much older.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Yuan's 8th Birthday

Due to our extended holiday trip, J and I were not able to take leave for Yuan's birthday.  So we have preempted her and told her that we would celebrate it the next day, which is a Saturday.
Yuan's 8th Birthday Cake
Our little Yuan, she looks small for her age.  Of course she is a year-end baby so she was smaller than her classmates, but she is also smaller than some Std 1 kids.
We had a simple celebration.  Yuan got an unusual present which she liked very much.
Ikea Mala Easel
Ikea doesn't carry this easel anymore.  I bought this online from a 2nd hand shop.  It still looks clean and decent.  And I also bought the Ikea Mala coloured white-board markers.  So Yuan liked this present very much, although I did say it is supposed to be shared with Wei, and the Baby.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

First Day Cover Collection from 1.12.1997

I am showing off my stamp collection again.

14 years ago, today, I bought this first day cover for - what? RM25?
It is a special issue with a Royal Selangor pewter stamp.  Today it is worth millions of ringgit (haha, I wish!)

Moments in my Life

What a great idea to commemorate each important moment in my life with a charm.  That is the appeal of a jewelery line named Pandora.  Well, I have a weakness for pretty little things and when J offered to buy me a starter set, I couldn't resist.
J bought a bracelet to commemorate our Japan holiday, and he bought it on board the Cathay Pacific flight.  Since it came with 3 charms, I would like to think that it commemorates more than that, which includes our 11th wedding anniversary, and our Baby Xin who is 1 year old this year.
11th Anniversary

Japan trip 2011

Baby Xin - 1  year old
The chain is too long for me, and I really had no idea how to attach the charms, so I would take it to Pandora in Malaysia to do that.  Thank you, dear hubby.  I like the bracelet a lot, and the fact that I could add to it later so that it becomes really unique.