May 31, 2007

Field trip in Brooklyn

Wednesday, March 7

The main objectives of my field work today were to understand doctors' perception of the new medicine that I'm going to launch in Malaysia, and understand how they fit this new medicine in their practice. I was really excited at the prospect of working with her. Professional reasons aside, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to experience first hand working in the Big Apple as a New Yorker does, as well as the opportunity to see the surrounding boroughs. Laurie, the representative who would be taking me under her wings today, picked me up from the hotel at about 10am. We visited several endocrinologists and cardiologists and I was amazed at the similarities of a sales call in the US compared to the ones back home. The only major difference was technology; their detailing, call planning and call reporting system were much more advanced than ours.

As it snowed throughout the day, the whole city was covered in a blanket of snow, which to me was such a lovely sight. The scenery was simply amazing and looked exactly like those Christmas movies you see on the television. Laurie was such a sweetie. Knowing that this was my first trip to the US, she gamely acted as my tour guide throughout the day, pointing out places of interest and made numerous photo stops so I could capture all the sights for posterity.

At night, I went to watch The Phantom of the Opera. The theatre was a mere 10 minutes walks, or four blocks away from the hotel. The Phantom of the Opera is the longest-running show in Broadway history. The New York production has been watched by over 10 million audience in more than 19-year of its run.

I was scheduled to fly home tomorrow night but given that I've arrived at the Big Apple, I decided to extend my stay and take the Saturday flight instead. Yes, it would burn a big hole in my pocket paying for the extra hotel nights, but it's not everyday that you find yourself in the Big Apple, do you?

May 30, 2007

Bits and pieces

Monday, March 5

I had a full day meeting at my company's headquarters in Whitehouse Station so nothing interesting to write about. The highlight of the day was, tada…seeing snow for the first time in my life. Temperature today was in the range of 3 to -1o degree Celcius.

Tuesday, March 6

I experienced the coldest day in my life. Temperature today dipped to -11 degree Celcius.

As my field trip tomorrow will be with a representative based in Brooklyn, I was told that I would be transferred out to New York City this evening instead of staying on in New Jersey. This was like the best surprise I ever had – I'd get to see the Big Apple. My Thai colleague and I had planned to walk around our hotel and have dinner but the cold weather, coupled with the long drive from Whitehouse Station to New York City, put a damper to our plans. Whitehouse Station is actually not that far from New York City but we were caught in the notorious New York City traffic and only reached our hotel, Hilton Garden Inn Times Square, after being on the road for two hours.

Left (outside the hotel) and right (the modern furnishings of the room)

May 28, 2007

Bye bye Orlando, hello New Jersey

Sunday, March 4

Since I had to leave the hotel by 1.00 pm, there wasn't any point in going to one of the many other theme parks in Orlando as there simply won't be enough time to accomplish anything. So I decided to just sleep in late, did some work on my laptop and took my time to pack.

My flight to New Jersey was to depart at 4.04 pm but since it was a Sunday and many people are expected to make their way back home after a weekend at Disney World, I'd been advised to be at the airport by 2.00 pm, even though it's just a domestic flight. I was all set to leave by 12.30pm and since the car that was taking me to the airport was already standing by, I decided to head to the airport earlier. I sure glad I did. There was a loooooooong line at the security checkpoint and it took more than an hour before I finally got through. I made my way to Burger King to grab a bite and was pleasantly surprised to find free wifi available. Managed to surf a bit before boarding.

I arrived in Newark Liberty International Airport at about 7pm to a freezing temperature of -1oC. Oh boy, after sunny Florida, this sure needs some getting used to. It took some time before my luggage came out and I then headed to Somerset Hills Hotel, a small luxury hotel in Northern New Jersey. It is about 10-minute drive away from my company headquarters in Whitehouse Station, where I’ll be heading to for the next two days.

Top (the elegant lobby with old world charm) and bottom (the room was quite basic)

May 26, 2007

Disney World - Part 3

Saturday, March 3 - Disney-MGM Studios

I arrived just in time to catch the live Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular show. It was a 30-minute show filled with explosions, crashes and death-defying stunts, just as one would expect in an Indiana Jones movie. We also saw how Indy's numerous on-screen stunts are orchestrated. In The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, we boarded a phantom elevator of a once-glorious Hollywood Tower Hotel. It took us on a grim tour of some scenes from the movie The Twilight Zone before shooting up 13 stories. As it started to plunge and we braced ourselves for the free fall, in an unexpected turn of event, the elevator rocketed back up. And just as we heaved a sigh of relief, it plunged down yet again, only this time it went all the way! Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show was another show not to be missed! This live stunt spectacular is a favourite at Disneyland Resort Paris and has now been brought to Disney-MGM Studios. With revving engines and screeching tires, we witnessed a series of highly orchestrated stunts, including cars driven backwards in high speed and motorcycles chases. These gave the audience a behind-the-scenes look at how action stunts are created for the movies, and I learnt the secret of driving a car backwards at 200mph! Now if only I could find a road to practise this skill. I then queued for more than an hour for the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith as all Fastpass for the day had been distributed. It was worth the wait though, as the indoor coaster zoomed from 0-60 mph in 2.8 seconds, complete with the anticipated loops and turns common to roller coaster. It wasn't named Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith for nothing, as the ride was accompanied by a specially recorded Aerosmith soundtrack. I then went for the Disney-MGM Studios Backlot Tour. We first saw how explosions on water in the movies, ala Pearl Harbour, are orchestrated, before boarding a guided tram ride for a look at life-like facades used in the shooting of television shows and movies. The tram also took us inside the Disney-MGM Studios camera, props and lighting departments, where beautiful costumes from movies were also displayed. The uneventful ride took a turn for the unexpected when we passed through the Catastrophe Canyon where we came face-to-face with a massive flash flood, fire, explosions and earthquake all rolled into one. As I had visited all the attractions I planned and still had time to spare, I took a ride down movie memory lane through film clips and life-like figures of movie legends in The Great Movie Ride.

Top (Indiana Jones) and bottom (Tower of Terror)

Lights, Motors, Action!
Top (Rock & Roller Coaster with Aerosmith) and bottom (Catastrophe Canyon)

By then, it had started to rain quite heavily and the weather turned cold, so I wasn't sure if the much touted outdoor Fantasmic show would still be on. I asked the shop assistant of the souvenir shop I was taking shelter at and she said Fantasmic would not be canceled unless there was a heavy thunderstorm as the show was just too popular. I was drenched and shivering from the cold so I wasn't sure I wanted to sit in the rain for the show. But then again, Orlando was a long way from home and I may not have the opportunity to come again. I decided to stay on and bought a poncho to at least shield myself from the elements. The parade-on-water came on at 7pm as scheduled with Mickey faces off against Disney villains in a lavish spectacular of dancing fountains, dramatic music, breathtaking animation, lasers and fireworks. It was indeed a spectacular sight but I couldn’t enjoy the show fully due to the cold. As the show drew to an end, I quickly made my way out to avoid the crowd that would leave in droves once the show ended.

Fantasmic (picture from here)

Description and photos of some attractions adapted from here

May 23, 2007

Disney World - Part 2

Saturday, March 3 - Epcot

Epcot encompasses Future World, a series of corporate-sponsored attractions, and World Showcase, which painstakingly recreates 11 countries, staffed by citizen of each. Among the sponsors of Future World are Siemens, HP, General Motors, Nestle and Kodak while World Showcase features Mexico, Norway, China, Germany, Italy, USA, Japan, Morocco, France, United Kingdom and Canada. I gave World Showcase a miss as I wanted to spend more time at Disney-MGM Studio.

My first expedition of the morning was Mission: SPACE. It was as close as I could get to blasting off into space without having to go through the rigmaroles of the Malaysian Astronaut Program. I got to feel the G force of a space launch and experience how it's like to be in zero gravity. The cosmic mission had us dodging meteors before crash landing on Mars, or was it the moon we landed on? This was definitely the most exhilarating interactive experience I've had. After the excitement of going into space, I took a slow cruise through different ecosystems such as the tropical rain forest, the African desert and the American plains in Living with the Land. Next was climbing into a "clamobile" to voyage beneath the deep blue sea to greet Nemo, Marlin, Dory in The Seas with Nemo & Friends. I had to give Soarin' a miss, despite that being one of the must-do in Epcot as the Fastpass return time was in 2.5 hours, and I didn't have that much time to spare. So there goes my free flying hang gliding adventure! I left Epcot for Disney-MGM Studio just before 12 noon.

Photos of some attractions from here

May 22, 2007

The meaning of Yiu Yiu's name

Got tagged by Chanel on this one so thought I quickly do it before it grows mould. On two previous occasions, I was tagged by shooi and allthingspurple but because I was caught up with work, I didn’t manage to do it. Sorry ladies.

OK, Yiu Yiu is basically our affectionate name for our little princess. The Mandarin name for Yiu Yiu is Yan Yao. I'm not good with Mandarin so I'll just attempt to explain the best I could but. "Yan" in Mandarin means someone who's authoritative, smart and influential. Hubby wanted to use this character as the middle name for all our children (if we ever have any more, that is) as well as his brother's children. It is one part of the Chinese character that makes up the word "colour". "Yao" on the other hand, is one half of the name of the famous Chinese author, Chung Yao. It means something beautiful and pleasant. There's really no special reason why we chose this name but mainly because hubby likes how it sounds in Mandarin, and I like the Cantonese pronunciation of "Yiu". And since it rhymed, and matched her birth date and time, we decided to name her Tang Yan Yao.

Now that you know, here's the mums I'd like to know more about their child(ren)'s name. Sorry ladies but this is my first ever tag so kena pass on lar. And since I know so few people in blogosphere, the tag has to come to you lor...

**Start Copy**Proposition: What is the meaning of your kid’s name?Requirements: write about what or how or why you giving the name to your kids.Quantity: FIVE PEOPLE.Tag Mode:1st - You leave their blog and post link and add to the list below.2nd - Let the blogger you want to tag know they been tagged by comment in their blog or etc.
Msaufong-SQ & Kiki
Shoppingmum and Kids-Justin and Isabelle
Chooi Peng-Kai Wen
Dragonmummy-Nicole and Marcus
Jasmine-Faythe & Vyktore
AnggieJeremy Chang Ee Jay
ChanelJeriel Lim Jing Yong
A Mom's Diary

May 16, 2007

Disney World - Part 1

Friday, March 2 – Magic Kingdom

Disney World Orlando consists of four captivating theme parks: Magic Kingdom, Animal World, Epcot Centre and Disney-MGM Studio. As I only had 1.5 days, I had to forego visiting the Animal World. My first stop was the Magic Kingdom Park, where it's a fantasy storybook world of beloved characters, timeless tales and bold adventures. I was lucky to stumble upon the Disney Dreams Come True Parade, a dazzling and delightful parade of Disney Characters on amazing looking floats, accompanied by a variety of favorite Disney music. One can't help but feel gay amidst the merry atmosphere.

There were many attractions and I had to choose the attractions wisely to maximize my time there. In Pirates of the Caribbean, we joined Captain Jack and sailed through the Spanish Main. It was an easy boat ride taking us through numerous scenes of Captain Jack in his adventures. At the Swiss Family Treehouse, we were transported into the lives of the Swiss Family Robinson who were tossed onto a deserted South Seas island. It was amazing seeing the treehouse, with its many "rooms", just like any normal house would have. Next was Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, a ride on a mine train through an Old West mining town. In Splash Mountain, we hopped into a hollowed-out log to follow Brer Rabbit's mischievous escapades, which culminated in a five stories plunge off a hill. The plunge was not as dramatic as I expected it to be, which looked a lot scarier from afar. Stitch's Great Escape was an interactive alien experience in the Galactic Federation Prisoner Teleport Center. Stitch, aka Experiment 626, is a six-limbed alien with an appetite for chaos and creating havoc wherever he goes. We were seated with an upper body restraint and had a taste of Stitch's mischief through the interplay of sights, sounds and smells that assailed the senses. The experience was nothing to shout about and I thought I could have spent that time doing something more worthwhile. Next, I took a ride on Space Mountain, an indoor roller coaster that shot into the outer-galaxy past shooting stars and satellites. At the Haunted Mansion, home to 999 grim, grinning ghosts, we were taken around the mansion on a Doom Buggy where the call of "there's always room for one more" greeted us at every turn, enticing one of us to become the 1000th occupant of the mansion!

The highlight of Magic Kingdom had to be the Cinderella Castle. Seeing the world-wide symbol of magic, fantasy and imagination which has became familiar to children across the world through television and books, was pretty memorable. And each night, the park closes with a musical firework spectacular called Wishes Nighttime Spectacular. The folks at Disney call this enchanting finale a "kiss goodnight", to fill visitors with miracles to dream on all nights. The dazzling array of fireworks and pyrotechnic effects against the backdrop of Cinderella Castle truly brings out the magic that is uniquely Disney. Well, what can I say…wishes do come true here in Magic Kingdom.

Cinderella Castle by day and by night

Wishes Nighttime Spectacular

Description and photos of some attractions adapted from here

May 14, 2007


Finally, here's the account of my trip to US…grew mould already as it's 2.5 months late.

Wednesday, February 28
I arrived at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Hotel at about 7am. After a much needed shower, I felt refreshed despite having traveled for more than 24 hours. My meeting would only start at 2pm but as the main attractions of Orlando are its many theme parks, there's really nothing much I could do in the time before the meeting. I was still contemplating my options and went for breakfast where I bumped into my Singaporean colleagues. Turned out, the two ladies came three days earlier and had shouted their voice hoarse at Disney World Orlando where they went to all four theme parks: Magic Kingdom, Animal World, Epcot Centre and Disney-MGM Studio. Dang! Should have contacted them earlier to find out their plans…I could have tagged along. Anyhow, they were planning to go to the Orlando Premium Outlets so I joined them.

With over 110 stalls carrying brands such as Emporio Armani, Polo Ralph Lauren, Coach, Tommy Hilfiger, DKNY and many more, Orlando Premium Outlets is one upscale outlet centre. As I was going to New Jersey and was told that New Jersey has one of the biggest premium outlets in US, I just browsed through the shops without making any purchase.

At night, there was a welcome dinner for all participants at the pool terrace. The food was nothing to shout about, with very limited choices at the buffet line, unlike the buffet spread in Asian hotels. As it turned out, food remained consistently lacking, both in terms of variety as well as taste throughout the whole trip. Little wonder why food is number one on the most missed items for Malaysians staying overseas.

The highlight of the second day was dinner at Universal Studios Theme Park. I knew I wouldn't have time to visit Universal Studios Theme Park so I was keenly looking forward to dinner. However, as it was already past the opening hours by the time our entourage got there, we were not allowed to wander around. We had to be contented sipping our cocktails just outside the hall where dinner was taking place, so there goes my Universal Studios experience.

Top (view from my room) and bottom (view from the pool)

Top (the beautiful indoor garden at the lobby area) and bottom (however, the room was nothing to shout about)

Top (Orlando Premium Outlet) and bottom (specially designed welcome screen for our group at Universal Studios)

Meeting ended by lunch time on Friday. Since I still had the whole of Saturday free, I decided to purchase the 2-day admission ticket plus the Park Hopper for Disney World. With the Park Hopper, I could hop between all four theme parks for the length of my base ticket. I visited Magic Kingdom on Friday and made my way to the Epcot Centre and Disney-MGM Studio on Saturday. And yeah…you do become a kid again when you are at Disney!

May 08, 2007

Weekend this and that

My new house is still work-in-progress despite having moved into it for three months. Our renovation contractor has yet to complete some minor works such as installing the cooker hood exhaust pipe, wash basin cabinet and shower screen in the 2nd and 3rd bathrooms, as well as bits and pieces of touching up here and there. That aside, we still haven't got out store room and study area sorted out. We were eyeing a study table set and bookcase, as well as the storage shelving system from Ikea but it had been a futile few trips to Ikea as these items have been out of stock since February.

Alas, we decided to forget about Ikea and went furniture shopping over the weekend. Sadly all the study room furnishings we saw were either too office looking or didn't match our colour scheme so our search for the ideal study room set continues. Fortunately however, we saw a storage system in Giant Kelana Jaya that was quite close to the one we wanted from Ikea so we bought those. We also bought a baby safety gate from Babyland SS2 as Yiu Yiu is becoming quite a Stairs Master these days and would climb up and down the stairs tirelessly. Poor mummy and papa had backache as a result of hunching along behind her in case she fell.

Back home, I went to work straight away installing the safety gate and the storage system, while hubby, who's rather hopeless with DIY stuff, kept Yiu Yiu entertained and distracted her from disturbing me. I was quite pleased with myself for successfully assembling and installing the safety gate and the storage system. Most of all, I'm happy that I finally managed to clear the clutter in the room downstairs. Though it's just transferring the clutter into the store room, at least the clutter is right where it should be.

Mum and Yihao were staying at my place for the last two weeks as younger sister was away in Dubai for a business trip. Since the days had been so hot, we brought the two toddlers for a dip in the pool at elder sister's apartment, which is just a hop and a skip away from my house. It's been such as long time since I last took Yiu Yiu to the pool and she enjoyed it tremendously. The arm band floater we bought her is still slightly loose but sufficient to keep her afloat, and she bravely kicked her way around the kiddies' pool.

With the home broadband connected, I also managed to read some blogs. I've bookmarked quite a few blogs but never had the time to read them in the office. Hopefully I can catch up on reading these blogs, leave some comments and at least leave some trail in blogosphere.

So all in all, last weekend turned out to be a productive one for me.

May 06, 2007

My List

I found out about this initiative to gather all Malaysian blogs under one list from allthingspurple. Amateur as I am in the world of blogging, I know that it's good to increase traffic into your blog, even essential if you are monetizing your blog, though I've not done it as yet.

What you need to do if you are interested to participate is basically visit My List, follow the instructions, including having this list of bloggers who've already signed up, publish your post before 31 May and wait for an email confirmation, before publishing the final list by 15 June. Here's the list of bloggers who've signed up so far.

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May 05, 2007

18-month old

Yiu Yiu turned 18 months on Labour Day. Here's an update of her development:
Physical: We've not had any reason to visit the paed (she's a healthy child, maybe due breastfeeding exclusively for 15 months) so no chance to weigh her as yet. She's 77cm in height, and is rather petite for her age. Her top and bottom molar on both sides of her mouth is cutting through so she can chew a lot better now. With that, she's starting to accept food with coarser texture, unlike previously where she'll spit them out. She's taking to brushing her teeth well and in fact looks forward to each brushing session.
Mobility: She loves climbing up and down the stairs. Before we shifted to this house, she could only practice whenever we were back in my maternal home in Ipoh. She's now having a ball of a time grabbing our hands and leading us to the stairs for her climbing practice. We got a second hand stairs gate from a friend but unfortunately the measurement doesn't fit. Have to stop procrastinating and go get a proper stairs gate, before any unforeseen circumstances occur.
Comprehension: Only recently, she could tell us where her eyes, nose, ears, mouth, teeth, head, hair, hands and legs are. Our fault really, for not teaching her any earlier.
Language: Her vocabulary hasn't increased very much since last month but she can pronounce single syllable words like fish, soup, car, pain, hou (Cantonese, OK) and mou (Cantonese, no). She wishes us good night with "nigh".
Feeding: She has rejected porridge totally. Can't blame her, who wouldn't be bored if given porridge every single meal for the past 10 – 11 months? She takes adult food nowadays, but since we don't cook much, it's difficult trying to ensure she gets enough nutrients. At least with porridge, I make sure I cook it with a variety of fish, meat and vegetables but with outside food, the variety that's suitable for her is rather limited. She now insists on self feeding, and would object strongly if I so much as try to feed her! This girl is developing a stubborn streak.

Social: She's acting like all grown up – blow her nose, strut in front of the mirror, etc. She shows her affections to mummy by unexpectedly planting a kiss on mummy's lips while being carried. Sometimes when mummy is doing things standing up, she'll simply come round to hug mummy's legs. Now if only she can say "I love you, mummy". Sometimes though, she can behave rather badly and would simply scream and cry if she doesn't get her way. We don't indulge her when she's having one of her tantrums but would just leave her to cry it out. She knows that we're crossed with her and would try to gain our affection again, at which we'll try to explain why her behavior is unbecoming. Sigh! Signs of the terrible two...
This & That: We started training her to use the potty and she succeeded once in warning us of her urge with a little success. There are still many instances whereby she'll poo in her diapers but toilet training is never an easy process.

May 02, 2007

Mimicking adults

Yiu Yiu is getting cheekier these days and amuses us with new tricks every now and then. Here are some examples:

1. Whenever we get her ready for kai kai (Cantonese baby talk for outings), she'll go to the mirror and prance around admiring her reflections, while keep uttering mei mei (Mandarin for pretty).
2. She takes a tissue, covers her nose and attempts to blow her nose.
3. She fakes a cough, complete with her hand thumping her chest.
4. When we ask her to smile, she'll wear this wide grin on her face, which looks absolutely fake.