August 23, 2011

Girl, you tickle our bones

We went out for dinner with the whole clan (mum, sisters and brother, sis’s family) one evening. While waiting for our food, mum said she was buying dinner.

Me: Huh? You again? (coz mum always compete with us to pay for dinner).
Mum (in Cantonese): Yeah, never mind la. I finally received the money for the CNY ad.
Younger sister: You don't know meh? Mummy has a lot of money one ma!
Yiu Yiu: 婆婆有很多钱 because 她那我 mummy的钱 (Popo has a lot of money because she takes my mummy’s money*)

And we all couldn't help but burst out laughing.

*I give mum pocket money every month and she witnessed me giving mum money just the day before the dinner. Sure hope she’ll learn by example and take care of us when we get old, just like how we take care of mum now.

August 21, 2011

Bento #221 - #225

More bento posts:

Homemade vegetarian pau with sausage candy and jackfruit

Chocolate flavoured mantou, homemade fishball, skewers of edamame and checkered apples.

Homemade nuggets and potato wedges, with plum cut into 3D leaves.

Chocolate flavoured mantou, pan-fried homemade meatballs, broccoli florets and mango.

Spaghetti in Bolognese sauce and mango.

August 19, 2011

Bento #216 - #220

It’s been really quiet on this blog so might as well post up some syiok sendiri bento posts :-)

Homemade fishballs, corn on the cob and plum cut into 3D leaves.

Fried rice with broccoli florets and wedges of rose apple.

Mini bak-chang with plum cut into 3D leaves.

Red bean pau with plum cut into 3D leaves, again! It's obvious I was trying to finish up all the plums in my fridge :-)

Chocolate flavoured mantou, boiled fish-shape egg, broccoli florets and slices of jackfruit.

August 06, 2011

Yan Yan – 23rd – 24th month update

This is two weeks overdue but still worth penning them down for future recollection. At 2-year old now, Yan Yan is surprisingly better behaved compared to few months ago, so thankfully there has not been a repeat of the caning episode as yet – I hope I’m not speaking too soon :-) I think it boils down to her being able to understand instructions better. She’s able to have a two- or three-sentence conversation, and we can also understand most of what she says. She uses a combination of English, Mandarin and Cantonese in her speech.

Even at this age, she relies on her jie-jie for emotional support – sometimes when I scold her, she would cry and run to her jie-jie for comfort. She also imitates all that her jie-jie does. Whenever she refuses to do something when I ask, I’ll get her jie-jie to do the same thing, and naturally, she would come running wanting to do the same…haha. Once, she followed her jie-jie and climbed up the grille, and ended up screaming her lungs out coz she didn’t know how to climb back down. Haha…

She loves to scribble along when her jie-jie draws, and we try to teach her numbers by count 1,2,3… when going up the stairs. She also loves brushing her teeth, and may sometimes even insist on brushing on her own and pushes me away when I try to help. This girl is a bag person, unlike her jie-jie who was obsessed with shoes when she was at her age. Her favourite shows at the moment are Barney, Rio, and the Singaporean series on DVD, Baby Bonus – she loves the baby boy named Olympic in the show.

The other day I measured her height, and she stands at 82.5cm. Looks like she’ll grow much taller than her mummy and jie-jie, since she’ll most likely double this when she grows up.