Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Milestone : First Sports Day and First Medal

26th June 2010

This is Ryan's very first Sports Day organised by the day care centre that he has been attending. Actually, I think we are more excited about it than he is. Just can't imagine seeing him mingling with the rest of the kids and competing. Just can wait!!!

The biggest problem was getting him to get up in time since he has to assemble by 8:15 am. He normally doesn't get up till 9:30 am. So, we tried to get him to sleep early the night before. The next morning, we got up by 7:15 am ourselves and we tried to be as noisy as we can in the room to try to wake him up to no avail...We finally managed to get him to get up at 8am.

After getting him ready, we marched him to the playground where the sports was to be held. Luckily, it was just opposite our house. He, as usual was sticky to us. We finally managed to get him to settle down and once that is done, he was having fun, mingling around with the other children and even `bossing around'.

Watching him taking part in the parade and the event was fun. Although he is the second youngest in the entire group of more than 60 children, somehow, we felt that he has really grown.

And to top the event, he got his very first medal for his event. What proud parents he made us!!!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Looking Cool!

Ryan is learning words pretty fast nowadays. This is particularly evident once he passed his 2nd birthday. The other day, while tidying up the room I gave him my Hardrock black golf cap. Then gesturing with my hand, I taught him the word `Cool!' Then he took my wife's swimming goggles and put it over his head.

What you see above is his version of being cool.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

3rd Wedding Anniversary

9th June 2010

This is a belated post since I was pretty caught up with work and uploading Ryan's 2nd year birthday celebration.

We celebrated our third wedding anniversary recently. Time flies and with the blinking of an eye, we have been `officially' together for 3 years. These three years have been interesting, exciting and fulfilling. While we have only to think for ourselves when we have not started a family, the last three years have seen our priorities in life changes once we tied the knot. Just as the theme we have selected for our wedding, our marriage is truly `A Journey', and it is the journey that we must learnt to enjoy and treasure....

To celebrate this year, we made reservation to have lunch at Shangrila Kl Laffite, a place that we truly enjoy, both the food, the service as well as the ambience. I've got them to arrange a dozen white roses which is her favourite and they arranged a very nice hand bouquet at a very reasonable price.

As we embark on our 4th year together (with lil Ryan), I'm sure the journey ahead is going to be equally exciting, challenging and enjoyable...

Monday, June 14, 2010

Ryan's Birthday Celebration Finale

12th June 2010

Ryan turned 2 on the 30th May 2010 but we can't organize a party for him earlier as most weekends were either not suitable for most of the guest or we were not free.

Finally, we managed to arrange one on the 12th June 2010 and it was like a grand birthday celebration finale for the lil one. It was supposed to be a small event among close friends but it didn't turn out to be as small as I expected. Instead of a small group of 20, we ended with over 45 guests !

Our decision to arrange for a mobile steamboat (lok lok) van turned out to be an excellent decision. The guests enjoyed themselves and we were totally freed from the hassles of having to prepare food or the clean up after the party. Besides, we also ordered some nasi lemak and satay with plenty of beer, soft drinks and packet drinks to go around.

Ryan was having the greatest time in his life. He found a friend in the son of my wife's colleague and they were literally `break dancing' at the car porch to the delight of all the guests who surrounded them for the show!

The last two years watching him grow from a 2.22kg pre-matured baby to a bubbly hyper active boy that he is now has indeed been an adventure, experience that one could not attached any monetary value. As we watched him grow, he has taught us the right values and priorities of our life too. We are certainly looking forward to celebrate his next birthday and I'm sure the next one year will be another year of adventure filled with fun, anxiety and priceless moments.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Footballer of the Year ! World Cup Fever

With the World Cup just around, world cup fever has reached a feverish pitch. We see football advertisements almost everywhere. Every establishment that I know are trying to cash in make full use of this event where almost every Tom, Dick or Harry would be talking about from now for the next one month. Everybody has a favouraite team and favourite players.

But for me, I've already decided on my most talented footballer of the year who should be awarded the golden boot. And that player is none other than RYAN! Just have a look at his pictures and you can tell that he is a natural with the ball...


6th June 2010

Woke up on Sunday and was wondering where should we bring Ryan for a walk and run. My wife suggested KLCC since she has to go back to her office to get some stuff. So, off we went and drove downtown. Being a Sunday, it was a pleasant drive and we arrived just before lunch.

Was looking for a place to have our brunch and decided on Chilis. It was a good thing that we arrived early because the place was packed with a long queue waiting for their tables when we left at 12:30 p.m.

Took Ryan down to the fountains and he was having a field day running about, stretching his mucles and legs and spending his boundless energy. His dad and mommy of course was a spent force by the time he had enough. (Where do these little guys get their energy from??)

By the time, we got him into the car and gave him his milk, he was in his la la land within minutes (as usual). Another Sunday well spent with quality time with loved ones .....

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Breakfast at Alexis @ BSC

5th June 2010

Woke up and was wondering what to have for breakfast this morning. Dressed lil Ryan up and then decided to take a drive while we decide. Ended up in Bangsar Shopping Center and was searching for a good place to eat. Unfortunately, BSC doesn't have a comprehensive directory categorised by type of business. Instead, they only have a directory listing down their tenants alphabetically. Who on earth would know which tenant is an F&B outlet by merely looking at their name?

For example, what you think a shop that goes by the name `Ninety nine lights temptation' sells?

Anyway, we ended up in front of Alexis cafe and bistro and since we have been here before, we decided to have our breakfast there. Nice ambience and good food.

Ryan just could not sit still. Once we finished our food, we allowed him to run around BSC. He saw this shop selling baby products and made a dash inside. Found himself, tonnes of toys to amuse himself and we ended up spending close to an hour there, watching him enjoying himself, until he bump his head while riding a toy car...Good indication to go home. (Otherwise, he would probably still be there running about refusing to leave).

Got into the car, gave him his milk that he was asking for, and within minutes, he was fast asleep, tired out from all the activities that he was having. We gave a sigh of relief that we too can finally have some peace and quiet at home, giving me a chance to update this blog...

Till the next adventure, adious.....

Friday, June 4, 2010

His 2nd Birthday Celebration Begins!

Ryan's 2nd birthday celebration has begun.

First round : A pre-birthday holiday to Tanjung Jara Resort
Second round : A buffet lunch at Lemon Grass Garden Shangrila KL with family members, grandmothers, aunties, uncles and cousins.
Third round : A night out at the PUB at Shangrila KL
Fourth round : A seafood dinner with crabs among close friends at a restaurant near our home followed by the session of presents opening and assembly (as seen above)

Next: A birthday party with close friends and a planned `lok lok van' 2 weeks from now...

I'm not sure whether he is having more fun or his mother and his many `nannies' who are finding reasons to organize a party....Hahaha

Stay tune for more birthday celebration pictures then ....

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Our little Holiday at Tanjung Jara Resort

Tanjung Jara Resort - Dungun

Ryan just turned two recently. As part of his birthday celebraton, we wanted to take him for a short holiday. We have hope to go to Shangrila Rasaria in Kuching but unfortunately, we have some issues with the air tickets. So, at the very last instance, we opted for a local holiday instead. While surfing the web, we came across this resort in Dungun, Terengganu and it looks pretty impressive.

So, we decided to take the 5 hours drive from KL to see it for ourselves. Needless to say, we were not disappointed at all. In fact, we were very impressed with the level of service, quality of food and the overall ambience of the entire resort. Ryan was having a great time as well, especially with his very own private sunken bath in the garden of our Anjung room. We stayed for 3 nights and took the package that includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. As you can see from the pictures of the food, they are not buffet.

My wife and I have always wanted to see a sunrise together. The last trip we made to Kuantan purposely for that was unsuccessful. We finally, did witness a glorious sunrise together and it was magical.

The service was excellent. They got to know about Ryan's birthday and they gave him a surprise complimentary birthday cake and a little toy as his present.

We told ourselves that we are definitely going back, probably for our next wedding anniversary celebration.....
More Pictures on Jeju Island Coming up NEXT!