February 28, 2011
Yiu Yiu: Mummy, please don’t tell gong-gong that I bumped my head.
Yiu Yiu: Because I don’t want him to be worried.
This happened the last time we were at Nilai. We bought a double niche in the columbarium, so there’s an empty space next to the inscriptions of dad's details on the plaque covering the niche.
Yiu Yiu: Mummy, I know the empty space there is for po-po. Next time when po-po dies, we will come here to pray to po-po also.
Mummy: Yes, that’s for po-po. Do you want po-po to die soon or live long long and be with us?
Yiu Yiu: I want po-po to live long long with us.
Few days later, mum related to me that Yiu Yiu told her that the space in the niche is for her when she dies. And mum asked her the exact same question I did, and she answered exactly the same way. Really don’t know how she got the idea, as nobody ever told her so.
February 26, 2011
We arrived just before 6pm while it’s still bright enough to capture some daylight photos.
Rabbits welcoming visitors to FGS
Thank goodness there were some amusement rides at an open space just outside the temple, so the girls were kept entertained while we waited for night fall to capture the beautiful lights.
Entrance to FGS is free, but I suppose profits from these rides more than made up for it. I think I busted close to RM40 just for these three rides.
Yiu Yiu slipped and fell while I was trying to take a photo for her here, and she refused the camera after that. What a pity coz the lighted decorations were really pretty.
Love the reflection on the little puddle of water
We went for a late dinner at about 9pm at one of the restaurant in Jenjarom town – nothing spectacular but the price was quite a rip-off. I suppose they were not worried about overcharging, as they know we were simply a bunch of once-in-a-year customers.
February 22, 2011
Yiu Yiu got even more upset and when I called again, his line was engaged as he was also trying to call back. When we finally got papa back on the line, I told her to go to her room and speak to him, so that she won’t be disturbed by Yan Yan; I also distracted Yan Yan by nursing her. I don’t know exactly what happened but I suppose papa hung up again as he probably thought no one was at the other end of the phone. She came back into the room, crying even harder, and spoke rudely. My patience was running a little thin and instead of consoling her, I spoke harshly to her.
She left the room in a huff, and I let her be, and when she returned to the room, still in her fit of anger, she accidentally walked into the corner of the dressing table partition. I wasn’t wearing my spectacles, and I thought it was just a minor knock, until I heard her frantic cries and screams of “Mummy, mummy, got blood coming out!”.
We took her to a paediatrician but he advised us to go to the hospital, as he said the laceration was deep and jagged, and it would be better for a surgeon, or better still a plastic surgeon to perform the stitching, so that the wound would not leave an obvious scar. After making some calls, we ended up in the hospital just before noon. Yiu Yiu was examined in the Casualty, before the plastic surgeon on call arrived and did the stitching.
The rather appetising hospital dinner
Savouring her dinner after the procedure
The very obvious stitched up wound on her forehead. Hope it'll heal nicely and the scar won't be too obvious.
February 19, 2011
The little rascal got angry and pulled jie-jie’s hair so hard that some strands of hair ended up in her hand. Jie-jie yelped in pain, and gave mei-mei back the biscuit.
Guess what happened next?
Mei-mei shoved back the few strands of hair to jie-jie, and said, “Nah!” As if saying “Here’s your hair, since I got my biscuit back.”
Mei-mei was beaten by papa for attacking jie-jie, but I tell you, she didn’t cry. Didn’t even flinch when she took the hit. Haiyo!
A small section with the skin bitten off, and another bigger section with a bruise
So ganas, this girl. Wonder where she learnt these bad behaviours from!
February 16, 2011
Anyway, on the morning of V-day, hubby casually asked if we should cook something special for dinner. That being a working day, I was not keen. So he asked me to pick up the girls from the babysitter, and he’d be back early to prepare dinner. Okie…
And this was what laid before me on the dining table when I got home…
He had to go out for an appointment right after dinner, so guess who got to clean up the mess in the kitchen?
Anyway, Yiu Yiu was really impressed by papa’s efforts, and in her drama queen kind of way, kept saying, “Today is the best day ever.” And while I cleaned up the mess in the kitchen, she came in and we had this conversation:
Yiu Yiu: Mummy, I love you and papa. You love papa or not?
Mummy: Yes, of course I love papa.
Yiu Yiu (in an accusatory tone): I know, you only say you love papa because he cooked a nice dinner for you.
Mummy: No lah, (even if he didn’t cook dinner), I love him lah.
Yiu Yiu (in an authoritative tone): Then why you always complain papa never help take care of me and mei-mei, always go meeting, meeting, meeting?
This girl ah, always gotta have the last say in everything!
February 13, 2011
Enjoying McD sundae treat after frolicking at the beach
The girls got to enjoy fireworks and sparklers in Ipoh, courtesy of their 大姨姨, who is becoming our family’s official supplier of CNY fireworks and sparklers :-)
This year's loot - please don't call the police :-)
The children with their CNY fireworks supplier
February 08, 2011
We woke up on Monday morning with a very slight drizzle and since we didn’t want to disappoint the girl, we decided we’ll just give it a go, and she promised that if it got too cold or the rain got heavier, we’d leave. We hit the waters right away upon arrival, and though the sky was gloomy with the occasional drizzle, we were thankful that the weather didn’t get any worse. We spent the better part of the day at the wave pool and Kalahari Kids, before going to the man-made beach.
I asked Yiu Yiu to pose, and this was what I got. How? got model potential or not :-)
I asked Yan Yan to pose, and this was what I got
Clockwise from top left: The Vultures, Butch Cassidy's Trail, Niagara Falls Flume Ride and Buffalo Bill Coaster
Lastly, the very mild, but colourful Chief Crazy Horse Carousel
Wild Wild West
February 05, 2011
So we headed to Sunway Pyramid on Sunday morning, collected our passes and trooped into the cinema for the 90-min show.We brought Yan Yan along – her first trip to the cinema. I was all prepared to have to bring her out should she start fussing halfway through the show but my little missy sat (OK, she roamed a little between our two rows of 2-seats) through the show! We were surprised, but glad nonetheless. Of course the popcorn helped a bit :-) It was the first time for us (hubby, me and Yiu Yiu) watching a 3D show.
Yiu Yiu with her 3D glasses, and Yan Yan with her popcorn
February 01, 2011
My first reaction when I saw the ad? It was awkward seeing mum posing with another man surrounded by her grandchildren – how wonderful it would be if it was my late dad sitting there.
Happy Chinese New Year dad, wherever you may be.