Archive for January, 2008

Sorry, May!

Posted: January 27, 2008 in Family Time

After consultation with a Chinese ‘date setter’, the Family is planning to officially move into the new house this Thursday (being an ‘auspicious day’ for moving). 

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The extension work has only just finished, and the metal grilling was installed yesterday. 

Went on a mad shopping scramble to meet the deadline today. 

Bought the remaining lamps/lighting (from Maruzen) for installation, tomorrow. 

Went to Ikea to get some curtains and also electrical appliances from Harvey Norman (water heaters and induction cooker hob). 

Movers will come on Tuesday. 

Kitchen cabinet consultants (Ikea) coming tomorrow. 

Sofas and tables (Cavenzi – cheap!) arriving on Friday, as well as the ventilating machine. 

Kid’s beds + wardrobe + table + cabinet set coming on Saturday Etc. etc. 

Will be crazy busy for the week… 

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And the Family forgot to celebrate May’s birthday today!! 

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May’s Birthday Party 2008

Posted: January 25, 2008 in The Kids

Previously, May used to have her birthday party at McDonalds. 

Since she started school, this is her 1st time party at the kindergarten! 

One week earlier, Ama and May had started preparing ‘party packs’ for the classmates who would be attending the party. 

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It took 2 days to prepare the cupcakes for the Kids and the Family. 

Since the Family’s toaster-oven would take too long to bake 40 cupcake.

Ama got the people at the cake shop to bake them. Then Ama did the decorations and toppings! 

Had to wake up super early this morning to put in Koko Krunch ‘ears’ and chocolate chips ‘eyes’ to avoid them getting soggy. 

The cakes are supposed to be mouse faces – Year of the Rat maaa (can tell or not?) 

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Unfortunately, parents not allowed at the party. 

May and kids had great time at party. 

Jellyfish

Posted: January 21, 2008 in The Kids

Old trucks/lorries which spewed out dirty smoke is likened to ‘squid’ or ‘cuttlefish’ by Ama. 

Explained to the Kids that those animals squirt out black ink, much like polluting vehicles. 

So whenever the Kids see a black-smoke-spouting-vehicle, they will go ‘squid’! or ‘cuttlefish’! 

But Jern was confused recently – he went Jellyfish, jellyfish!  

Which made Ama scratch her head for a while. 

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Anggugu Mommy Meet IV

Posted: January 20, 2008 in Family & Friends

Ama is addicted to the Anggugu.com Mommy Blogger meets.

Today, the Family went to Mid Valley for another meet. 

Got there early, but only went to meet up at Dragon-I restaurant after Aba went for movie. 

Adjourned later to Cititel to kaypoh-keypoh. 

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Work of Art

Posted: January 19, 2008 in The Kids

Went to Ikea to buy lamps and lighting for the new house. 

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There was a CNY special ‘workshop’ going on for kids – lantern painting, window art, t-shirt painting etc. 

The Kids enthusiastically joined in, after Ama ‘cashed-in’ on the Ikea receipts to get vouchers for it. 

The Kids did lantern painting and window art (butterfly). 

They made such a mess of themselves with the paints, and the staff had to keep changing the cleaning water in their mugs. 

They also made butterflys! (window art) 

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That night, the Kids ‘tucked-in’ their butterfly before going to bed themselves. 

Aww, so cute! 

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CNY 2008 Preparation

Posted: January 16, 2008 in Family & Friends

The Family has already started receiving CNY greeting cards from the very far (half-way across the world, like London), to quite far (Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore), to the extremely near (ie next door neighbour)… 

But, Ama had yet to write the 1st CNY 2008 card to be sent out! 

Neither has the Family bought a single CNY festive decoration, traditional foodstuff, gift for relatives and friends, or even one piece of new clothing to ‘receive’ the new year! 

Only 3 weeks more! Aaaaaa! 

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家婆 vs 外婆

Posted: January 15, 2008 in The Kids

So May is learning to speak Mandarin. On her own initiative! 

She constructed sentences to report to the teacher on the day’s happenings. 

Sample:- “今天我家婆来我家”. Which made the teacher scratch her head. 

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Actually, May was trying to say that grandma (maternal) was coming to her house (and not the mother-in-law). 

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Close enough – and full marks for effort! 

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