Tuesday, September 29, 2009

101st post & scrunchies GIVEAWAYS!

To celebrate BoeyJoey’s 101st post today, I’m giving away some handmade goodies.

Scrunchies
(I don’t even know if it’s a correct word. Correct me if I’m wrong)
There’s a blue tartan scrunchie and a blue floral scrunchie with eyelet lace all around.
Every girl, woman, lady with long hair has them. I love them. They’re so easy to use, look good and do not leave any “tied” mark on your hair.

The giveaways are 2 handmade scrunchies TO EVERY 6th PERSON WHO COMENTS.

Meaning, if there’s a total 20 comments to this post, I’ll be giving away to Commenter no. 6, Commenter no. 12, and Commenter no. 18; 2 scrunchies each commenter. The number of winners depends on how many comments I receive.
Every 6th person who comments wins. One comment per person please. Open for everyone.
Editted; should be ending next Friday, not next month! :-S
CLOSING DATE FOR THIS GIVEAWAY IS NEXT FRIDAY, 09-OCTOBER-2009, AT 12.00 MIDNIGHT, UTC/GMT +8 TIME ZONE (KUALA LUMPUR & SINGAPORE).

All comments WILL NOT BE PUBLISHED until the giveaway ends :-D.

Good luck!
See my other handmade projects.

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Monday, September 28, 2009

the day we were at home

So, what were the kids up to on their day home?

Drawing on our house front glass doors. With much coaxing from HQ, their papa gave the kids full license to draw whatever they wanted with temporary colourful marker pens, on our house front glass doors. HQ was drawing fishes, birds, dinosaurs, while QQ was swirling and scribbling. This is once in a blue moon opportunity, so they really relish this experience. And when the sun is shinning brightly (so rare these days), the kids begged to be let out to play in the pool. After their baths, they watched tv while waiting for their lunch to be served. Favourite movies at the moment – Tree Little Pigs, Peter Rabbit & Friends, and Dumbo. And of course the all time favourite – Peter Pan and Neverland. Lunch – simple chicken rice with fragrant rice (cooked with pandan leaves, stock, ginger, garlic & shallots), steamed kampong chicken and blanched taugeh. Quick and yummy :-D. Play Playdough. I really love this shark that HQ made. HQ making another shark. And baking pizza on a make-believe oven. And he baked it with “C A R E”. :-)
The 2 little rascals searched my kitchen drawer for “THEIR kitchen utensils”… Before QQ fell asleep in this position… She must be soooo tired...

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Friday, September 25, 2009

kopitiam with kids

HQ is very picky with his food. When we eat out with the kids, these are some of the safe food that we can order to suit his taste:

Chinese restaurants – sweet and sour meat is a sure bet, sometimes he’ll take fish and deepfried pork ribs as well
Pizza Hut – Hawaiian pizza without the pineapple bits
Mc Donald – fries and nuggets
Noodles – Pan mee with sui kow
Mamak – roti canai plain

During our last visit to Kopitiam for breakfast, hubby ordered a mixture of dishes to test out which HQ would eat. And we discovered a new favourite - the breakfast set which he gobbled down sausages, ham and fries but removed the toast, baked beans and egg. Favourite drink is lemon honey.
QQ? She ate whatever we gave her… to the extend of licking the plate clean. And this is not the first time she does that *rolls eyes* © Lee Pei Yi. All rights reserved. Originally published for boeyjoey.blogspot.com. All images and text cannot be republished without express written permission.

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

fraser hill

The drive
We picked Dad up and started our journey at 8.00 am. My kids are both early birds, so I had no problems getting them ready. I think they were more awake than us adults. It just rained that morning, so I bundled them up in layers of warm clothing. Look how happy they were?On our way up, we spotted some monkeys. There’s also a man-made dam which was beautiful blanketed in an after-rain-fog.
When we arrived at the entrance, we had to wait for about 10 minutes before the gates were open for us to go. There’s only one way to go up and down, so the management made a schedule alternating when to go up and when to come down. QQ became restless and could not sit still.
Arrived… finally
When we finally reached the place, we quickly parked our car and came out to stretch ourselves.

HQ wasted no time to snap some photos… he looked so serious… (And… ahem… yes, I allow my son to wear pink socks… :-p)Photos that HQ snapped; although can see part of the camera strap, still not bad huh?
The weather was beautiful; skies so blue… Dad and QQHand in hand… Hemmant trail
We saw many trails as we drove up, and hubby wanted to explore them. HQ was super-excited because he has been waiting for a chance to go into a “real jungle” for so long… And the thought that he will be able to see some “jungle birds”… he was over the moon.
Interested with a curious young fern shootQQ didn't want to walk on the ground, saying “I don’t like the leaf (wet leaves on the ground). The jungle is so dark. I so scared.” And as I carried her, we had this conversation:
QQ : Mama, I so scared.
M : No need to be scared, meimei. Mama will protect you.
QQ: Mama will turn into pink colour Power Ranger and protect Baby Power Ranger ah? (she referred herself as the Baby Power Ranger here)
M : Yes… mama Power Ranger will protect Baby Power Ranger. :-D

I either carried or piggy-backed her the whole way.
Waterfall
The next stop is the waterfall. We parked the car outside and walked a loooong way in.

This is the first time my kids ever see a waterfall.

TIME TO ACT JAKUN. The water was clear and soooo cold. HQ was having so much fun he didn’t mind getting his pants wet. Luckily I always bring an extra set of clothes for both kids whenever we go out. QQ didn’t like the feel of the rough sand on her toes, so she was standing on either mine or hubby’s feet the whole time. Photo before we left the waterfall. I am so thankful that I have this man in my life...With him, I never have to work this hard (look at the LOADS on his shoulders!!!)
Especially when we had to climb this flight of stairs…
I would have *pengsan-ed*
*sayang* :-)

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doing things her way

My little girl displays similar hard-headedness as her older brother. Ever since she was about 18 months old, she has started insisting on how some things should be done her way, like wearing her shoes everywhere in the house, balancing food on chopsticks, feeding us our meal, insisting that certain jigsaw pieces can fit by practically banging it in, etc.

When we try to show her the right way of doing some things, she will go:

“I want to do myself. Don’t disturb me.”

Or “Not like that… let me show you, like this.”

Sometimes she adds: “Aiyah… why you don’t know anything one?”

o.O”

When we ask her why she wants certain things to be done in such way… her answer? An alternation of:
“Because… I want to (do something her own way) la…”

Or “Because… I don’t know.”
Her “I don’t know” is an “I don’t know” WHY, and not an “I don’t know” HOW.
She feels that she definitely know how, just let her figure it out herself, and she’ll get it eventually.

And her ultimate answer:
"Because… I like".
Just like that. In other words, she meant “because I like it that way, so you better listen to me.” Cause if not, she’ll throw a fit.

At the rate she’s going, she's a big handful, now that she already 2.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

mashed durian mixed with carrot juice, anyone?

I have two very determined and hard-headed kids. They have their own mindsets on what to do, when to do them, and exactly how they want things to be done.

Often I squirm in trepidation when my 4 year old serves us peculiar food concoctions like pieces of sweet potatoes swimming in chicken herbal soup… which I gulp down because I do not have the heart to say “No”. And yeah, mashed durian mixed in carrot juice, anyone?

HQ sits by himself pilling all 58 pieces of blocks on each other to build a super tall tower, and gets frustrated when it topples constantly. After which, he suggested glue and sticky tape (oh, the mess!)

He squirts glue and red water colour paint on paper, sandwich them with many layers of papers to make strawberry pancakes (or yellow for mango pancakes, green for vege pancakes, etc.)

He begs us to tie his hands and legs with a piece of ribbon/ raffia string, and he will wriggle free David Copperfield style (repeats this 12 more times).

He cuts a string of beads from my bracelet so that his paper folded mama-bird and papa-bird has eggs for their nest made of red pieces of paper and toothpicks glued together.

He coaxes us on having our room in TOTAL darkness, minus one torch light, to stage a shadow show of his hands mimicking birds, rabbits, snakes and a monster that ate them all.

Although messy sometimes, I realise that my kids will grow up and all these will soon pass. Right now, we usually abide to his wishes and sit back to enjoy the shows. He in turn, never fails to impress me with his creativity, his dedication to try again and again, and his determination.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

some random facts

about my good friend PP:

~ we went to the same local uni

~ we were the only 2 who took labour law as an elective, hoping that we will get some use of it after we graduated

~ like me, she's also a pure breed convent girl

~ i've never eaten as much cili padi before knowing her

~ with 4 other room-mates and over 10 house-mates, her student house was one of the liveliest, busiest and noisiest that I knew, but also one of the most most organised and cleanest


~ i love that very short pixie hair on her; i think she carried it off very well

~ and i am secretly jealous of her legs... ha, now you know!

~ she's second from the left (can you guess which one is me?) ;-)

~ last Saturday, she got married to JH, the man of her dreams. we wish you and JH all the best in your marriage... now, go forth and multipy; HQ & QQ are looking forward to some play-mates! ;-)

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Friday, September 18, 2009

poor doll

When QQ celebrated her first Christmas with us in year 2007, she was 5 months old. I was looking for a doll as one of her Christmas presents, and when I saw this doll, I fell in love with it right away. I love the message written on the dress :-). We kept the doll away as we thought she was not old enough to appreciate it. When QQ reached 2 years old in May this year, we gave it to her again. She loves it!

What happened was HQ told QQ that her doll needed a nose, so he took a marker pen and gave it a dot for her nose. QQ was very happy with her brother’s help. I told HQ nicely that the nose was most fitting but please do not draw anything on the doll anymore.

When I came home to mum’s house one evening, QQ came running to me, shouting excitedly “See my doll, mama! Koko draw for me!”

!!! What are all those dots for?!?! HQ quickly explained “One dot for the nose not correct, mama. We have two holes (nostrils) on our nose, so I add another hole la!”

When I asked him about the black dot at the doll’s eye, he answered me “That’s a mole! Everyone got mole on the face wat!”

If I buy a Hello Kitty for QQ one day, I can expect it to have a drawn mouth soon enough. No prize for guessing who will draw it on. © Lee Pei Yi. All rights reserved. Originally published for boeyjoey.blogspot.com. All images and text cannot be republished without express written permission.

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

pets

Since young, HQ loves animals. He can sit on his own for a very long time flipping books after books on animals. He used to transport an animal encyclopedia to and fro our house and popo’s house, and he would ask many questions about the animals in the book.

When he was 2, he loved pointing out the differences of the same animal in a pack; for example the largest of the school of fish would be papa fish, second largest was mama fish, oldest looking would be gong gong fish, the smallest would be baby fish, and a somewhat medium sized and probably the best looking one would be HQ fish. After that, he started naming the animals… my records shown that among others, there’s one fish that he named Kwangsi, a bear named Momo and a turtle which he named Black Min Bok.
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His very first conversation about pets was in October 2007, when he was 28 months old:

HQ : Papa buy cats for me. Two cats. One pink colour and one blue colour.
Papa : Where will you put your cats?
HQ : On my bed.
Papa : What if the cats poo-poo on your bed?
HQ : No… I carry them poo-poo. The pink cat very huai tan (Mandarin: naughty) one. Don’t want (me) to carry. So I catch her and beat her. I say “Naughty cat” and throw her in the van! Papa cat purple colour one. Papa cat say “No no no! Don’t put her in the van!” So I throw her up the tree.
Papa : o.O”

HQ’s imaginary world must be filled with puffy pink candy floss clouds, with a perpetual rainbow, and furry pastel-coloured pets for you to pet, feed and cuddle :-). But his treatment towards his imaginary cats was quite harsh, isn’t it?
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We did not buy cats for him, but hubby bought two little turtles in an aquarium. We thought turtles are hardier and easier to look after. He was 30 months old then. HQ loved playing with them and he was given the responsibility to feed them. One day we found one tortoise missing. It must have climbed on top of the other tortoise and fell from the shelf. We returned the tortoise into the aquarium but it died the next day. HQ asked:

HQ : Why only one tortoise?
Mama : Oh, the other tortoise went for a walk.

Later that day, the second tortoise died, and like the first, we flushed it down the toilet.

HQ : Eh… where (is) the other tortoise?
Mama : I don’t know…
HQ : Maybe fall down from the aquarium also. (Went to look around but of course could not find it)
Mama : Maybe the tortoises ran away (feeling guilty)
HQ : Can papa catch the tortoise back?
M : Oh, papa could not catch the tortoises because the tortoises ran so fast! (feeling very guilty)
HQ : Maybe the tortoise bring the other tortoise go see the tortoise doctor… because fall down from the shelf… I think so…
M : Yes, yes, I think so too…

I found it really cute that he thought of a tortoise doctor, but I did not argue with him.
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And most recently on 3 July 2009, when HQ is 4 years 1 month 2 weeks old:

HQ : I want a pet.
Papa : What pet do you want?
HQ : I want a pet fish. I will put the aquarium in popo's house.
Papa : Who will feed the fish?
HQ : I will feed the fish.
Papa : Who will bathe the fish? (pulling his leg)
HQ : Ha? Fish lives in the water wat. No need to bathe la!
Papa : Who will clean the aquarium then?
HQ : Kakak la
Papa : Who will play with the fish when it's bored?
HQ : I will buy another fish so that they can play together. I will buy one angel fish first. Then I will buy a flying fish.
Papa : What if they fight?
HQ : Then I will buy another aquarium, and put them in different aquariums. When they become good friends again, they can stay together in one aquarium again.

Pets needs so much attention… if we cannot even handle 2 tortoises, I really don’t think we should have pets. If our boy keeps pestering, I think his papa will finally give in. What animals are hardier than tortoises?

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