Thursday, December 31, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
After months of trying to get Ryan to call us, he is finally shouting 'Pa Pa' and 'Ma Ma'. He is a very noisy and talkative boy, often shouting and yelling on top of his lungs in a language that probably only he can understand. When he got hold of any handphone, he will put it to his ears and will start rambling and yelling as if he is talking to someone on the other side. But no matter how hard we try to teach and coach him, he just refused to call Daddy, Mommy, Di, Mi or Papa or Mama until today.
The very first word that he is good at is 'Emm Mooi'. (In Cantonese, is No or Don't Want). Whenever he doesn't want something, he will be frantically shaking his head and repeatedly said 'Emm Mooi. Emm Mooi..'
Looks like he has two more new words into his limited vocabulary. Two words that both his daddy and mommy is SO SO happy to hear him repeat over and over again...
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 carrot, diced
- 1 celery stalk, diced
- 1 clove garlic, chopped
- 2 crowns of broccoli, chopped
- chicken broth
- skim milk
- ground black pepper to taste
- Boil onion, carrot, celery, garlic and chicken broth in a large soup pot. Add pepper to taste
- Add broccoli and cook for another 5 to 10 minutes or until broccoli is tender
- Allow the soup to cool and transfer soup into blender. Add in milk and blend until smooth.
- Transfer blended soup back into pot and reheat the mixture slowly until heated through.
- Serve hot.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
We caught him playing with his saliva one day while watching TV. He was comfortably sitting in his high back chair watching his favourite cartoon. The more we laughed at him, the happier he became and the greater the saliva show.
He is really an attention seeker and is most happy when all eyes are on him.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Ryan and Zoewe likes to play together. And Ryan likes to take Zoewe's favourite toys like her ball and pebbles while Zoewe would like to take his little building blocks away. They were playing as usual and Ryan managed to grab Zoewe's favourite `sepak takraw' ball and was walking everywhere in the house with it. Zoewe was following him all the over the house and trying to grab it back whenever she gets the chance.
I managed to grab this video and see how a sore loser Ryan can be when he lost the ball to Zoewe. Fortunately, Zoewe is such a good nature pet and she totally just ignored him and walked away.
Monday, August 31, 2009
23rd Aug 2009
He has been taking a few steps at a time but nothing more than 5 before he would just sit down and crawl instead. I'm a little worried that he will take much longer to learn to walk if he continued preferring to crawl than walk (since he finds it faster to reach his `targets' when he crawls). With lots of encouragements from my mother in law (who is staying with us during the school holidays, the maid who spends a lot of time with him and us), he finally managed to take more than 5 steps! Another great milestone achieved. :)
Saturday, August 29, 2009
His punk spiky look!!!!!
We had a great time taking pictures of him with this new hair style. Once, we are satisfied, we took him to the hairdresser. We were worried that he will be not be still or will be yelling and screaming away, but surprise surprise....
He was so quiet and still throughout, seemingly enjoying the process, either the sound of the electric hair cropper or the sensation of his hair being cut.
He actually looked so different after the hair cut. So much naughtier. We actually had to take some time to get ourselves accustomed to him not having any hair. Our next hair style for him would be one with a little tail...hehe...
Friday, August 14, 2009
All the ladies were saying how cute he is lar and wanted to carry him. He doesn't seem to mind as long as they are pretty. He was giggling and laughing so loud in the pool that most eyes were on him while he was enjoying himself.
"See. E&O. You are staying at E&O"
Fooling around in the long bath tub in the bathroom.
`Face-off' with waves that were splashing against the retaining wall near the swimming pool. Pretty scary actually and I was hanging to Ryan so tight, waiting for the moment when the waves will come splashing down. It's that little boy in me that urges me to do.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Well, it certainly is an experience staying in this charming hotel. Some of the layout and design of this hotel brings you back to the good days of the early 1930s while others give you the impression that you are in your parent's era, the 1950s.
A nice pair! Something that I have never lay my hands on before.
Whey you walk past this poster and look at their promotion, what do you think that they were promoting and what is the duration of the promotion?
We were staying at E&O during the past weekend for a short break and I came across this at one of their outlet. My wife was looking at me and said, "Wah. You happy lor! International beer promotion and some more whole day!" Honestly, I was excited looking at the range of international beer that was displayed at the poster and the whole day promotion period.
So at 4p.m. we happily walked into this outlet and ordered our snack since they have their burger promotion. Fortunately, I am sober enough to ask what kind of international beer do they offer and at what promotional price? Shocking as it sound to me, this was the waitress answer...
Me: "So, you have beer promotion right ?"
She: "No sir. Not now. Only happy hour."
Me : "Huh? Happy hour? What time is your happy hour?"
She: "5 p.m. to 8 p.m."
Me: "But your poster outside says "11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. daily"
She: "Oh...That is our opening hours sir."
Me: "Huh? Eerrr...ok...so what kinda of international beer do you offer?"
She: "On the menu sir. Tiger, Guiness and Kilkenny"
Me: "Huh? That's all?"
She: "Yes sir."
At this point in time, I am really not in the mood to argue with her and I don't intend to spoilt my holiday over a glass of beer. But what happened to the Corona, Asahi, Leffe that were in the poster?
Wife: "How about your burger promotion?"
She: "Oh. That we have the whole day."
Two seemingly similar messages in the same poster but with different results. So, is this just a marketing gimmick, pure oversight or gross misrepresentation.
Anyway, since by the time, the burger arrived, it was already 4:30p.m., I just waited till 5:05 p.m. (just to be certain) before I ordered my Kilkenny draft at happy hour price. A holiday will be a holiday and nothing is gonna spoilt it.
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Yupe. This is his new trick that he has learned from us when he observes us talking on my mobile phones. Now, he will put almost whatever he has in his hand to his ear and pretend to be talking on his `mobile' whenever he hears us saying `Hello! Hello!' Now, we just got to make sure that we don't cry out `Hello! Hello!' when he is holding something sharp in his hand...haha.
Next invention in the pipeline: An iron cum handphone. Watch out for it's release soon. Guaranteed to give you a `hot lasting impression' .......
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Time : 8 p.m.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Honestly, it was quite fun too because it gave us a chance to re look into our furniture arrangement that we have not changed since we moved in 2 years ago. Our main door (which was originally by the side) was `moved' to the center of our home when we renovated our house, with the believe that a centralised main door would welcome good `chi' (health and wealth). A little step was created between the porch level and the living room area to `elevate' the living room and hence the home. However, in moving the main entrance to the center of the house, we have aligned the main gate, main door right through the kitchen which was the back of the house. (What to do? Small house!). So, something has to be put up at the hallway to block the `alignment'.
So, instead of spending thousands of our hard earned money in building a cabinet, we rearranged our L-shape sofa and reposition our wall cabinet. To get some height for the cabinet, we went to SSF during the weekend to get a plant arrangement to be placed on top of the cabinet. The plant also added some additional colour to our overall arrangement.
So, did it bring us additional wealth and health? I think it's a little too early to tell. But, we like the recent arrangement better, felt more privacy and comfort with the repositioning of our L-shape sofa and definitely a breath of freshness to the overall home. Wait till we are bored and then we will bring in another feng shui master for another reason to redecorate! Or until we struck lottery and move to a much larger bungalow!! HAHAHA!
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
This is a modified recipe from Jamie Oliver. Proved to be an excellent hit recently when we served this during Ryan's birthday.I had to soak the glutinous rice the night before for this recipe. Best to serve while still hot and while the spring roll is still crunchy. It's more of a sweet desert than a appetizers.
This is one of the easiest appertizers to make. Simply stuff a mixture of minced shrimp, onion and mint leaves, olive oil and lemon juice into cherry tomatoes. Best when served chilled. The only thing is that sizable cherry tomatoes can be pricey.
This fish cutlet recipe is a mixture of minced fish, onions, chili, mint and mash potatoes coated with bread crumbs and fried. The mint and coriander dip is an excellent compliment. Again, ideal to serve while still hot.
By the time, we finished sampling all the above, we were already full and hence skipped dinner, which we originally intended to have angel hair cooked aglio oglio style with shrimps and mussels. That, we will do for our Tuesday's night dinner, where we still have our Watermelon Granita prepared on Sunday. Food! Food! Glorious Food!