Tuesday, December 30, 2008

More Pictures

" Daddy pushing me along river side of Yarra river, in front of Crown Casino.
Mummy love to see me wearing this cap. "

" Took these photos with the staff at Box Hill Early Learning Center."

" Mummy daddy sold most of the furniture to this guy driving ambulance,
he came and picked up the furniture after work,
it was my first time to see Ambulance carry furniture.

" Daddy dismantle the dining table,
I tried to help by sitting in the middle of the table and watch daddy."

" Full fight again, hahaha, hopefully sitting close to the gate,
we can go in earlier when the gate open"

1st Family photo of the 3 of us...

Photos are copyright of Advanced Photographer P / L, Australia.

This is our 1st family photo taken by professional photographer in Australia. It was taken during the fund raising event held by Yong Shuan's child care center sometimes in October. When I booked for the photo shooting I was worried if the photos able to be developed on time. I was lucky that the photographer helped to get it done on time, just 2 days before we jumped on the plane. Otherwise, I might need to trouble my best buddy to bring back to Malaysia for me.

The photo A (family photo) with frame and complimentary key chain just cost me $15 and the money will go to center. Additional copy of photo was sold at $55 each, the more you buy the cheaper it goes. These people very clever that they took more photos during the shooting session especially those with only the kid alone. As parents, we found the photo nicely taken and ended up with all three set - Couple, Family and the Kid.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2009 !

To Aunties, Uncles, Cousins, Great grandmother : Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
May Everyone's heart Lighten up with Joy & Prosperity

Friday, December 12, 2008

Ee I ee I O

The joy of parenthood !~ :)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Some Pics

By looking at my blog archive listing only then I realized it has been a long long time since my last update of Yong Shuan's photo in this blog. Most of my friends out there might noticed the change that happened to my family lately, we have moved back to IPOH, Malaysia. Please find the following photos taken when we were still in Melbourne.

At the PARK, riding the wooden bike.

Found this winter beanie while packing our stuffs to ship back to IPOH, YS enjoyed me multiburst his funny expression.

YS's first "Ang Moh Lao" - bruise after knocked his head to the tea chest table's corner.

One day, rabbit from next door visited our backyard. It was the first time YS spent hours sit still next to the glass door starring at the rabbit. In order to attract the rabbit to come close to the glass door for YS, I have placed the carrot there.

" First time wearing my first nike shoes, daddy got this for me years before he married mummy.
Daddy was so excited when my foot finally fit into the shoes "

Like Daddy Like Son

Comes to the day we packed our luggages and headed to the airport, while waiting for our flight at the MAS lounge. YS made a mess leaving biscuits bits everywhere from the sidetable to the carpet.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Outdated ?!?!

This moring I was surfing the Internet for upcoming fairs and events that were about to be held at MIECC or PWTC. Guess what I found? - 2006 listing of event in today's website. What happened to the webmaster? What a shame.... when some foreigner wish to surf for more information on a particular events. :(

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Mr Blobby...

Comes to the time of the year when everyone is busy decorating house for Christmas , New Year then Chinese New Year... Godsis have shared the ADV of Mr Blobby. To anyone who wish to paint their house or office, do grab this opportunity to own yourself the range of cute Mr Blobby(s) from Nippon.

On the other hand, I have this games DeBlob for Wii, if you are a fan of DeBlob like me, you would love the collection of Mr Blobby from Nippon.

Monday, October 06, 2008

He walks, he walks.. Hooray!

Wow... SW and I try to keep quiet and watch Yong Shuan walks on his own.. 2 steps.. 3 steps followed by more and more steps.. We then start to treat it like a game for him to walk to daddy and to mummy... Wow. Amazing feeling to watch him try to balance, touch the ground with his hand, stand and start walking..

Friday, September 19, 2008

Home Cooking 7

Steamed King Prawn

Fillet and Leek with Black-bean Sauce

Chicken Winglet with Garlic Sprout

Chicken Winglet with Bitterguard in Black-bean Sauce

Sweat sour Pork Rib

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Werribee Open Range Zoo

YY's parents came to Melbourne to spend 1-month holiday with their daughter and "going-to-be" son-in-law. She has planned a few places for her parents, we joined one of them this morning which is the Werribee Open Range Zoo.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Japanese Stone Grill Dinner

We had our team dinner last Friday at Ishiya Stonegrill. This restaurant is located at Little Bourke Street, a.k.a Melbourne's Chinatown. They heated the volcanic stone to 400 degree Celsius, then served your choice of main course on the stone for you. SW ordered the Wagyu Beef set, while I ordered the Grilled Tori (chicken) with Fried Rice. Rest of the teammates ordered the Wagyu beef as well, as it was the highly recommended specialty of the restaurant. Yong Shuan shared some fried rice with mummy. He enjoyed himself the whole night walking on the sofa crossing between my back and auntie's.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Melbourne Zoo

Last Saturday was our first visit to Melbourne Zoo. My last zoo visit was when mum came last year for my confinement, we went with her to Healesville Sanctuary.

It has been sometimes since we plan to bring Yong Shuan to Zoo. Lately, we found he recognizes DOG, ELEPHANT, ZEBRA, LION so daddy promises him to visit Zoo to show him the REAL animal. Overall was fun, Yong Shuan missed TIGER "twice" as when we passed the BIG CATS section in the beginning he was Zzzz.... Zzzz... Zzzz.. later on before we say GOOD-BYE we went to the same path just to make sure he see TIGER, again Yong Shuan Zzz.. Zzz.. :(

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Happy Birthday Daddy

Happy Birthday Daddy

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Last Tuesday, we went with friends to TOMODACHI Japanese Restaurant to celebrate SW's birthday. Mummy had Unagi Set Dinner while daddy had his favorite soft shell crab Bento Box; Yong Shuan enjoyed some sushi platter and Tofu.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Spring is here.

Lake Mountain Trip

We went to the Lake Mountain last year with Yong Shuan still 38th week inside me. This year we went there again on Saturday which was around the end of the Winter. Out of our expectation, the snow is still thick which is around 75cm. And this time we rent the toboggan and we had alot of fun with it. We sloped down a few toboggan runs.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

YS's afternoon tea

While waiting for our turn to have the hair cut at one of the shopping town, we spent some wonderful afternoon tea time with Yong Shuan. We enjoyed staring at him flipping the papers, video is available at my YouTube.

Waiting at the Salon's bench.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Yong Shuan's Speech Development

I am forgetful, I am not good at date. I cannot remember when was the first time Yong Shuan started babbling. All I knows is he knows how to call "Mummy" now. All the while he has been calling "Ma-Ma" and I told SW that I wish my son calls me "Mummy" instead of "Ma-Ma"

It was the day I went for my wisdom tooth extraction, SW brought YS to the PetWorld and shown him "Puppies". After a few rounds of repeating "Puppy" to him, YS picked up "Pu-Poo". In the afternoon, he managed to say "Puppy", SW quickly teach him "Mummy" and YS called out loud "M~u~M~m~Y". I dont know how to describe the feeling through words. I believe all mummies out there will know how it feel. * SYOK*

These are the words Yong Shuan know at this point of time.
- Pa Pa (He calls to his daddy everytime daddy walks into the house after work)
- Bear
- NaNa (Banana)
- Dog
- Puppy
- Mummy
- More (This is when we feed him, I guess he knew about this from the child care)
-"Chee Ceh" (Car in mandarin)
- Ball
- Oh-Oh (when anything falls on the floor)
- Dao (when we calls his name in full, he will raises his hand and answers this mandarin word meaning "Yes"
- Bye-Bye

Sunday, August 10, 2008

More Face Painting

Pumpkin Patch has opened another outlet at the Westfield Shopping Town close to our house.

This time they have make-up artist giving face painting to all the kids. Seeing the artist patiently draws "kitten" "leopard" on those Caucasian girls, I have asked for a simple one on YS.



the artist has drawn something rather simple :

a "STAR"




"Daddy said I can pick anything I like. :) "

Sunday, August 03, 2008

YS attended Damien's birthday party

We went to a birthday celebration last Friday at Sofia, Hawthorn. This place served big portion and since it was our first time there, we were not aware of this, we ended up packing some left over food for next lunch next day. We enjoyed the ambiance and food. Following are the photos ..

Beside the Carbonara Spaghetti, we have ordered personal size gourmet pizza and a seafood salad.

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Happy 6th Birthday to Damien Ko-Ko

Skin Prick Test

I brought Yong Shuan to see Allergist last Wednesday to have his skin prick test on some of the common allergies. Good news is, Yong Shuan didnot react to Wheat, Cow Milk, Soy, Egg White, Dust Mite and Mix Grass. This means he can have most of my home cooking. Doctor said we should reserve the peanut and shell fish when he turns 2 or even bigger.

The photo showed the nurse has marked Yong Shuan's back with numbers and the control test '+' and '-'.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Bare Feet ? or Shoes ?

We went to the Maternal Nurse for Yong Shuan's 12th month assessment on Wednesday. The nurse took all the measurement and test Yong Shuan on his gross motor, vision, fine motor, speech, hearing, social behaviour & play development, she confirmed most skills that should be there is present.

She passed to me the 12th month notes for parents, it was written in the note that recommended parents to let your baby bare feet as long as possible is for the best of your babies. Of course I have to protect him from injury, cold and heat. The nurse has asked me to let Yong Shuan walks, runs, jumping, climbing with bare feet. However Chinese do practice to wear shoes (normally is was a gift from grandma on his first birthday) after the baby turned one. Mmmm.. :)

As the first time mummy, I can't stop myself from staring at the babies shoes display when ever I go shopping. These days merchandisers are too clever to tackle the shopper with all the designs.

We will try to let Yong Shuan practice to push off his bare toes as often as we can especially when we are indoor or even on the grass (which we got to wait until SPring /Summer comes) .