Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year

Happy New Year! Wow time really flies when you're super busy. Its already a decade now since we last turned into the millennium. Aspiration and wishes this year is to do better than last year and to make life more meaningful and cherish every moment with our love ones. Life is really too short and we such make the very best of it. I also hope for world peace and that everyone is able to live harmoniously and not fight all the time. You tend to look at life, especially your own life differently when you have a child and caring for another persons well being. Every thought that you had about how your life is supposed to be changes and now you not only plan for your on life but also for you child's life. It's quite challenging and yet exciting. :)

Well, I'm not sure what I'm rambling or writing here but would like to wish everyone a Happy and Joyous New Year. Welcome the year 2010!!!

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Bukit Tinggi 2009

We decided to take Isabel to see rabbits at the Bukit Tinggi Resort. At first she was a little scared of the rabbits but after watching other kids petting them and chasing the rabbits around, she soon followed suit.

The weather on that day was hot, also packed with people - school holiday season. The last time we visited this place was when we started dating back in 2004. It's been a while but the place hasn't changed much. Still looks the same.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Isabel @ 14 Months

Isabel and her huge huge fishball - she's starting to like them alot!

Isabel playing with her new train set

Domozilla on the go!!! Save the trains

The next Rubic cube champion!

Ever since she turn 1, she's been growing up really fast. Still breast feeding her. Quite demanding as she keeps on insisting on my breast. Still wondering how to wean her. Her motor skills as improve a lot more. Like you can see from the pics above, she's now able to put shapes in. She's also eating more now. Starting to eat rice and soup now and also taking in more meat like fish and chicken. Started her on formula but she doesn't seem to like it unless its chilled, so now she's drinking fresh full cream milk. She calls it 'moo moo' milk from cow not mummy :P

Still talking lots of gibberish, but can understand a lot of what we say which is kinda scary cause we got to start to watched what we say. Can say 'neng neng' means pretty in chinese and the word 'no', 'there', 'clock' and 'moo'. She weighs about 9.8 kg now and is 76 cm long. Doc says she's quite average. Did not fuss again when she went to have her chicken pox injection.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Play time with New Friends

Isabel painting for the first time. Her first masterpiece :)
Painting together with Ning Shan and Wei Tjen @ Aunty Sewei's house.

Isabel swimming in the pool with her new pal - Sophie-Ana

Monday, October 19, 2009

Wedding 2009

It's been almost a year now since I went out to dinner/functions. It was nice to be out. These are pictures of us at Rebecca and CP's Wedding at the Westin. Angeline Theng also got married this year. Lots of wedding this year, another was Phililp's friend Chee Wee and Alice, not forgetting Matthew and Ivin, lastly Wei Fern and Julian.

Isabel feeding Yi Shyian during the luncheon @ Wei Fern's Wedding. So cute to watched them together.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Chiang Mai 2009

Selamat Hari Raya!!! We are heading over to Chiang Mai for the break.

Day 1 - The night before I was worried if we packed too much or too little, worried if HY will be ok with food abroad since this is the first time we are traveling out of M'sia. Worried that she will not enjoy the flight and have equalization problem. So many times kept mummy up all night. But thank god all the worries turn out well, was blessed that we didn't have too much of a problem traveling with her for the first time. Mummy had packed all her toys and brought all her friends along - Monkey and Domo. Leona stayed over to take us to the LCCT Terminal the next morning. We got up early and headed out before 7am. Our flight was at 10am. Arrived at LCCT just in time but our flight was delayed for over 2 hours due to bad weather up north. Isabel was getting a little cranky - partly cause she misses her morning nap and it was close to lunch time. We boarded the plane and soon after she fell right to sleep got up just when we were about to take off - engines were loud. Ate her lunch (mummy and daddy's rice) then went right to sleep till we landed in Chiang Mai. Our taxi was waiting for us when we got there. It took us about 15-20 mins to reach the hotel from the airport. I had booked us to stay at Imperial Maeping just near the night Bazaar. Our taxi guy turn out to be a lawyer and also suggested that we visited some places while we were here. After checking in, baby and I rested while daddy went to do some exploring around. Daddy was looking to check out some kickboxing matches. Isabel and I slept, ate and changed. We took a walk around the hotel then later out to the night bazaar for some food and shopping. It was really nice that the hotel was so close to the shopping area. Was getting kinda tiring carry baby :P We had dinner at Ping Ping Seafood Restaurant - food was great, the beer was really refreshing too. After dinner, we strolled around the market before heading back to the hotel. Baby and I stayed back and sleep while daddy when to watch a kickboxing match just next door.

Day 2 - We visited Doi Suthep temple up on the hill. The view was amazing. Isabel would bowed each time we pay respect to the Buddha in the temple. So cute! On the way down we visited a couple of tourist places, how they make Thai Silk, Gemstones and also Leather goods. We got back to the hotel around 2 pm. We headed over to McD's to have Pork yummy! Only wished they would have it M'sia. Anyhow, we went back to the hotel, rested had a light snack before we headed out to the Night Safari. Overall, the Safari ride was interesting. Our guide was really nice to us. We saw lots of deers, different types of species too many to name the only one I remembered was Impala :P Isabel saw zebras, elephants, tigers and many more animals. The amazing thing is she could recognized them. At the end of the night, they had a laser water show. Was quite impressive.
Day 3 - The next day we visited a few more Wat's around the city. One of which was so old that the architecture of buildings were similar to that of Angkor Wat's time. After visiting all the temples, daddy needed to do some muay thai shopping to get his gears. Finally found a place that sold gloves. :) On the way back, we treated ourselves for some Thai Massage. Daddy got a full body massage while mummy got a foot massage and pedicure. Isabel was running all over the massage room. After the massage we had a light snack opposite the hotel, tried the famous Chiang Mai noodles....they are really tasty and yummy. We also managed to squeeze in some pool time at the hotel. Later, that nite we went out to dinner at the night market and also managed to do some last minute shopping. Bought a couple of t-shirts and dresses.

Day 4 - Time to packed up and head on home. We will definitely miss Chiang Mai. It's such a beautiful place to visit. Flight was on time and Isabel slept on the plane. She managed to catch take off and landing. She seems ok and was really enjoying her time on the plane. Next trip Bali can't wait!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Cameron Highlands Family Trip 2009

The day right after the party, daddy decided that we should take a family trip with Grandpa and Grandma to Cameron Highlands. Since Isabel loves the cold weather, we decided to take her on her first vacation there. We stayed at Strawberry Park Resort (they had a promotion going on). 3bedroom apt, cosy and nice. We left around 10 ish stop in Bidor for lunch then took us about another 45 mins to reach Tanah Rata. By the time we got there it was time for tea. So we decided to stop by Bala's for some tea and scones. Right after tea we checked into the hotel. We all rested for a bit before heading out again to dinner at Hongkong Restaurant - Steamboat dinner. Food was nice :) The weather that nice was brrrr....cold, just perfect!

Isabel playing while we had tea at Bala's

Day2 - we had breakfast at the hotel. Isabel tried all sorts of food - porridge, pancakes, scones and muffins. She like them all. After breakfast we headed out for some sight seeing. Stop at the butterfly farm first. Isabel had real fun looking at the butterflies come to live. We were about to head out to the Boh Tea Plantations but was told that they close on Mondays. Next we went to checked out the market near Equatorial Hotel. Then over to Raju's Strawberry Farm, there I met Oi Ti classmate from high school. Isabel loves strawberry and the aunty there gave her a whole bunch to eat, she was really happy. Strawberry for lunch! On the way down we stop by Cactus world to see some nice cactus. It was starting to pour, so we headed back to hotel. Isabel took her nap while the rest of rested and chill out. Since we didn't have our lunch, we decided to have an early dinner. This time we head on over to Brinchang to try out some hot hot charcoal steamboat. Food was again fantastic.

Day 3 - We got up early to take Grandma and Grandpa to the bus stop. They are heading back to Penang today. After we drop them off, we headed back to the hotel for breakfast. We changed, packed and got ready to head out close to check out time. Daddy had some problems getting my carseat out, so it took a while before we checked out. We head over to Raju's to pick up some Strawberries, then over to the Boh Tea Farm. Isabel had fun running around. Took some really nice shots of her. Right after that we did some light shopping, stop by Cameron Valley Bharat Tea shop from some tea and scones before we headed back down, this time using the old Tapah road. It took so much longer and it was raining quite a bit too. Finally got home, Isabel slept most of the journey back down. Was really glad she did, if not she'll be making lots of fuss and moving about in the car :( Overall, we had fun, next trip next week Chiang Mai. Woohooo Thailand here we come!!!

Isabel wearing jacket given to her from Chun Chieh - she look so cool in it :)

Pics of us at the Sg. Palas Boh Tea Farm

Isabel is 1 Years Old n Party Party Celebration

Hooray!!! Our little girl has finally turn 1. She has grown so much in the last 12 months, its unbelievable. She's no longer a baby now, she's a little toddler now. My baby is all grown up :P
Am still breastfeeding the little girl, still unable to wean her. She's so much more demanding now, she knows how to lift my shirt for milk and in the mornings will bring mickey or domo over for me to feed them and then she will yank them away and help herself to milk. Too cheeky!

She's on a more regular schedule now, she gets her naps twice a day and she goes to bed early less cranky then before. The new thing is she's learning how to throw tantrums and when she gets really 'mung' she will come over and bite me. Bad Bad Girl! Must learn how to control this before it get out of hand. She also know how to use her to cry's to demand for things.
She still bites on anything and everything. Its scary cause she'll put just about anything in her mouth. She has another 2 more teeth now. Total 8 now. More teething blues to come...She's walking really steady now, have yet to visit the doc for her 12 month old check up and to get her inoculations.

Isabel with her balloons and party hat!

Isabel with Cousin Yi Shyian

Isabel mingling with her guest

We celebrated her birthday with some her friends Ning Shan, Wei Tjen, Reka, Sophie-Ana, Oscar, Alyssa and cousin Yi shyian. We had a small gathering of family and friends with their kids, mainly a kids party. She had so much fun playing with everyone, dancing to lady gaga and playing with balloons. Had lovely cake from Patisserie Rui - Mickey mouse creations! Very very lovely. The kids like it alot!

Isabel with Mama and Popo

Happy birthday to me n mummy!

Party ended quite early, kids were all getting cranky :P Thank god for my sisters, they did a good job helping to clean up. Thank you thank you thank you for making Isabel 1st birthday party a success! Thank everyone for coming and for all the lovely gifts!