Saturday, February 17, 2007

Ushering the year of the pig!

Lilypie 2nd Birthday Ticker

As usual, Papa will get carried away when he travels overseas...he had too much of time waiting at the airport when he was on his way home from Hong Kong last month. He had to transit for 3 hours at Singapore and he went shopping.

And this is what he got me...

And he also got the same for Mummy...

What's so special about these shoes? Here's a closer look at it...

Yeah, it's a special edition to usher in the new lunar year of the boar and Papa like the idea that both Mummy and I will be wearing the same shoes. It is still kinda big for me but it should last throughout the whole year.

On my physical developments :-

I was 8.1 kg and 70cm as at end of last month. I can walk steadily now and refused to be carried when we're outside. Mummy has gotten Ah Mai (Papa's sister) to get the "strap" from US (thanks to Belle's Mummy for the tip) and apparently she gotten me the Dog strap (not literary dog strap but where the bag part of the strap is in the shape of a dog, will put this up in the blog later when we've received it) as that was the only one left in the shop. I guess with this strap, I can run around when we're outside and Mummy and Papa dont have to worry about losing sight of me.

Actions that I can do when you ask me to :-

I can clap, "Gong Xi-Gong Xi!" (Sorry, Mummy didn't manage to get this on video yet), show you my tongue, touch my head, point at my nose, touch my ears, show you my belly button, dance, put back my toys, sit down, stand up, shake my head "no", point at things that I want you to get for me, pat on my lap, peek-a-boo, stomp my feet, shake my bum.

Words that I can say :

- Mum-Mum, Mama = for food and also for Mummy

- mmmore = no more, finished, don't have

- Duck-duck = duck

- isssth = please, cheese, fish

- deh = there

- wo-wo = dog, bird, or any animals that move

- ber = bird

- pah-pah = papa

Here' s wishing to all of you Gong Xi Fa Cai and have a good one!

We're still in KL as we have to wait for Ah Mai to arrive tomorrow (1st day of CNY) and then we'll be off to Cameron Highlands from the airport (poor Ah Mai, she was stranded in New York for 2 days as there were no flights out to LA so she had to wait, she was supposed to arrive here yesterday). Ah Kong, Ah Por and Peh Deh (Papa's brother) will be up at Camerons today and will have their reunion dinner without us. As for us three, we will be joining Mummy's side for the reunion dinner which is the usual at her grandma's house. Will blog more after our trip to Camerons and Penang!

Gong Xi, Gong Xi!

Friday, February 16, 2007


Lilypie 2nd Birthday Ticker

We all had a good Valentine's...Papa surprised Mummy with him cooking dinner for her, salad, steak and 3 types of desserts too! All Mummy's favourites, strawberries, durian ice cream (NZ natural ice cream) and chocolates. I had some durian ice cream too...yum yum! Yes, I like durians, already had the real thing the week before and both Mummy and Papa were surprised that I also like the bitter ones!

Mummy felt bad that she got nothing for Papa, she's been too busy with work to even think of Valentine's! So she ended up washing up the kitchen and dishes after dinner while Papa tended to me.

But I had a Valentine's present for papa....I finally called him "Papa"!!!!

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Where's Mummy?

Lilypie 2nd Birthday Ticker's Mummy's turn now to go missing. Papa picked me up from Aunty Ng's Friday evening and when we got home, I thought it was the usual where we will wait for Mummy to come home from work but that was not the case. Instead Ah Kong and Ah Por (paternal grandparents) were there to greet us. While we were having dinner, I heard some sounds outside of our door and I thought it was Mummy. So I kept looking at that direction hoping that Mummy will appear but she didn't.

After dinner, I followed Papa to the room and I thought that Mummy could be in the shower. Usually, Papa will let me go look for her there and I will push the toilet door open just to see Mummy there. So this time, I went there, pushed the door open and called out "mama...mum-mum...mama" (my way of calling Mummy and yes, it's Mummy that I called out to first) but Mummy was not there at all.

That night, it was Papa that got me ready for bed and he put me to sleep. I was quite well behaved and did not wake up at all in the night (I usually will wake up once in the night for milk).

Next morning, it was just Papa to greet me and when Ah Por asked me where is Mummy, I just have her my "no more/don't have/finished" hand sign.

Papa showered me (yea, it's been showers for me and no more baths for the past month at home) for the first time and he found it difficult to wash my hair. Lucky Ah Por was around to help out. He also fed me my porridge which I finished all of it.

I had my music class that day so Papa took me to class for the first time too, all by himself. He wanted me to skip the class since Mummy is not around but Mummy insisted since it's too troublesome to replace a class. We had fun.

After class, Papa took me to Shawn's Kor Kor house. We hung out there and I had fun playing with him. Then it was time to go home as Papa said Mummy is on her way home.

When we got home, I finally saw Mummy and I was all smiles after that, clinging on to Mummy for a while. It's my way of telling her "please don't go missing again ok?!"

When Mummy heard that Papa enjoyed himself looking after me, she said that he will get his chance again soon. She's extra proud of him for taking me to class for the first time and said that they should take turns taking me to class but Papa was not too keen on this.

Mummy's version

This is my first time being away from Rye Li at nights since she was born. I had to go away for a night for work and I initially had mixed feelings about this. Happy that I'm taking this first step and at the same time, worried about how Rye Li will feel and whether her Papa can handle her or not. An ex-colleague of mine told me that if I don't take this first step, it will be forever hard to let go and that we Mummies need our time-out too.

Maybe since it was only for a night that I was away, I didn't really feel bad about leaving them alone. Also, there wasn't really time to think about them as the strategy workshop we had was really intensive, all the way to 10-45pm at night and to be continued the next day at 9am till 5pm.

But having said that, I did feel it a little when her Papa sms-ed me that she was looking for me in the shower, calling out to me. But I was really mentally exhausted that night that I didn't think about it much. I was just looking forward to sleeping peacefully through the night (but this was not the case as I'm so used to getting up in the middle of the nights to feed her and also to check on her). Sigh!

I was really happy to see her (and of course her papa too) when I got back home and it was interesting to see her smiling all the time while I was carrying her. She also kept looking up at me just to make sure I'm there and kept on smiling. She refused to let me go even when I put her down to walk, clinging on to my sleeves. And this is just for one night of me being away. I wonder how she will react when I'm away for 3 nights end of the month.