Monday, August 29, 2005

Bambam N Mummy! Posted by Picasa

My Little man!! Posted by Picasa

Friday, August 26, 2005

"It's all right, gorgeous."

This is what my little girl says to her little brother everytime he cries. :p And she has developed a few "Manglish" habits, ie, The high pitch "mah"s, the "one"s, the "la"s at the back of sentences! It's soooo cute!!! But her daddy differs in opinion! He absolutely detests it! He finds it confusing wor!! Hm....
I think I am going to start a photo blog of my own... I'm trying to persue my all time dream. Photography, but first, I need to get a proper Camera, my phone is just not going to do it for that. And so I have asked my "world famous in NZ" Father-in-law to help with getting a secondhand manual camera to start with. Can't wait!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

BamBam Doing the CaveMan Walk Posted by Picasa

Our Little Man Crawling....Sniff Sniff Posted by Picasa

Monday, August 22, 2005

Still I Rise!

"Still I Rise"

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
'Cause I walk like I've got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I'll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
Weakened by my soulful cries.

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don't you take it awful hard
'Cause I laugh like I've got gold mines
Diggin' in my own back yard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I'll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I've got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history's shame
I rise
Up from a past that's rooted in pain
I rise
I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that's wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.

This is One of my favorite, back during my acting days, a poem by Maya Angelou

Ar.. the Good old days... hehehe I believe everyone as old as I am, have at some point said the exect same words, with a sigh and smile! :)
I am actually a quiet and shy person, but during my acting days, everyone would differ that. One can't be shy and wanna be seen by everyone all over the world! hehehe But... it was all an act!! :) Deep down I'm really shy!!! Really I am!!!

Sunday, August 21, 2005

It's Official!!

Caleb aka BamBam, that's is his new nick name, is mobile!!!! And he is fast too!! He was so funny this morning, he was crawling, well wiggling, but it gets him to where he wants to, anyhoo... he was wiggling for a while this morning, coz mummy wanted to see him move, so we kept moving his toy, just within his grasp, we move it again, poor boy. Well.. after a while the poor boy was soo tired that he couldn't balance himself any longer and (you should have seen this) he fall onto his back, with all his limbs speard out, and didn't move for like 1 min! ROFL... And we did literally that!
Blah.. we didn't get any photos becoz my phone is broken!! :( The screen just froze and turned white! So it's back to no phone for me, until it is replace, Thank God it's still under warranty. I hope!

Sunday, August 14, 2005

My Personally Day Of Death..

Hm... Nice Topic... But I stumble upon this today...The Death Clock! (Hehhee yes, I've been reading ppl's blogs again! :p) AnyHoo... My Personal Death Day is.... (drum roll) Wednesday, July 12, 2056 (That makes me ... hm.. 79?? ish :p) And I've got 1606517800(as of now) ... Jacob's Death would be on Wednesday April 20 2050.(Our 47th anniversary) so i've got 6 years of peace and quiet!!

Saturday, August 13, 2005

LOL!!! Aiyo yo!

Gee... I wonder what kind of "ass" do they offer?!

If Butthead is here, then where is Beavis??

Can't Wait here!! Try Queing up here
You wanna know what Elmo says about this?
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Friday, August 12, 2005

Caleb is all grown up!!

No longer a baby, he is! :p
He is sitting up by himself, but only for like 1 min or so... but he is sitting up!!
He is so fast on the walker now. Zoom and he is off to find things to explore and bite! And the way he wiggles on the floor... like a worm!! and so fast too... sigh... where is that depanded little boy? He is now really my little man!
I will post a picture once I get it off Jacob's phone.

My face is iching!! All that haze is giving my face a rash! and my eyes are iching too! Blah!! It's got really really bad in City A-1 today, taken at 11ama 111!!! That's at an "unhealthy" status!

Was just bored and went "googling"a (I am sure they will put that word into the dictionary one day, definition: searching. hehehe)Anyway.. was googling "Jacob Winn" and "Caleb Winn" and guess what I found?! Heaps of them... Jacob Winn was all about who he married, when he died.. etc (boring life) But Caleb Winn.. now that's a start!! Great Sportsman, always in the top 10. Yay! Yay! Yay!

Thursday, August 11, 2005

ARGH!!! Some PPL!!!! Dispicable!!! Ignorance fools!!

This is what I found when I drove out of the driveway this morning !!!!!! Argh... don't they read the newspaper?! Are they blind? can't they see the haze?? Don't they care?!?!?!!?!? Argh... it's so getting on my nerves!!!!!!!!!!! My kids have been coughing for the past month! And we see clear sky only once or twice a month! AND THEY ARE STILL "TIDAK APA"!!!!! SIGH.. This "Tidak Apa" attitude is running this country into ... into... the toilet, the Malaysia kind of toilet, where it is stinky, icky, and despicable!

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Out comes the other tooth!!

Is that why the little man has been waking us up at 2, then 4, then 5:30, then 6:30, then 7:30 AM!! (sigh) haven't had a good night sleep since.... EVER!!!
This little man of mine! I tell you.. he chats more than little baby I know!! He would chats and chats and chats, even b4 he opens his eyes in the morning! For something like 1/2 hour if we don't wake him up! And Missy Poo as well, she talks in her sleep, almost every night!! Is that normal ?? They must have got that off their Daddy!

Jacob: Dee .... (this is some early hours in the morning!!!)
Dee: Yeah?? (half asleep)
Jacob: What colour is the door, and what direction is it facing?
Dee: Huh?? (fully awake by now, trying to figure would what he is saying)
Jacob: Don't worry.
And I'm left AWAKE thinking about what he was talking about. When asked the next morning, he doesn't remember a single thing!!

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Once Again! ~~~

  • Have You Smelt The Haze Lately?
  • AGAIN!!!????

    I am so worried for the health of my Children!!! And Myself!! How long is it going to last this time?! Not that it has ever gone away, it just got worst this time! And it's affecting KL, therefore it's in the Newspapers! But really.. just like a lot of other thing, if it doesn't affect KL, or "the important ppl". It's nothing major! Blah!

    World Famous In New Zealand!

    The Longest Name Ever! :p
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  • Have fun trying to pronounce it!

    Krungthep Mahanakhon Bovorn Ratanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilokpop Noparatratchathani Burirom Udomratchanivet Mahasathan Amornpiman Avatarnsathit Sakkathattiyavisnukarmprasit,
    meaning the 'City of Angels', is known to the locals as Krungthep Mahanakhon. The rest of the world knows it as Bangkok, Thailand. However, it is not recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as the longest place name as it is not used on a daily basis by the locals.

    The city with the longest name in common usage is in New Zealand. Taumatawhakatangihangakoauotamateturipukaka pikimaungahoro - Nukupokaiwhenua kitanatahu
    translates as the 'place where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, who slid, climbed and swallowed mountains, known as land-eater, played his flute to his loved one'. This is the place name recognised by the Guinness Book of Records.

    currently has the prestige of having the UK's longest place name.

    Monday, August 08, 2005

    For All You Chocolate Lovers Out There!

    1) Chocolate is a vegetable. How, you ask? Chocolate is derived from cocoa beans. Beans are a vegetable. Sugar is derived from either sugar CANE or sugar BEETS. Both are plants, which places them in the vegetable category. Thus, chocolate is a vegetable.

    2) To go one step further, chocolate candy bars also contain milk, which is dairy. So candy bars are a health food.

    3) Chocolate covered raisins, cherries, orange slices and strawberries all count as fruit, so eat as many as you want.

    4) If you've got melted chocolate all over your hands, you're eating it too slowly.

    5) The problem: How to get 2 pounds of chocolate home from the store in a hot car. The solution: Eat it in the parking lot.

    6) Diet tip: Eat a chocolate bar before each meal. It'll take the edge off your appetite, and you'll eat less.

    7) If calories are an issue, store your chocolate on top of the fridge. Calories are afraid of heights, and they will jump out of the chocolate to protect themselves.

    8) If I eat equal amounts of dark chocolate and white chocolate, is that a balanced diet? Don't they actually counteract each other?

    9) Chocolate has many preservatives. Preservatives make you look younger. Therefore, you need to eat more chocolate.

    10) Put "eat chocolate" at the top of your list of things to do today.That way, at least you'll get one thing done.

    11) A nice box of chocolates can provide your total daily intake of calories in one place. Now, isn't that handy?

    12) If you can't eat all your chocolate..... What do you mean what if you can't eat all your chocolate?!?!? What's wrong with you?

    13) If not for chocolate, there would be no need for control top pantyhose. An entire garment industry would be devastated. You can't let that happen, can you?

    Friday, August 05, 2005

    Caleb was on all fours!!!!!

    My little man managed to push himself up on all fours!!!!!! By the time I got out of my shock and excitment, and went looking for my phone to take a picture, blah... I waited and waited! Murphy's law.. He didn't do it again!
    Wonder when he will start crawling?! We thought no one could be more active then our own Chiwigirl, but behold, we were wrong! Our Little Chiwiboy is way~~ more active than Kaitlyn in everyway. So.. I don't know if I should be excited about him going to crawl soon or cry, coz he is going to be all over the show!! I'll keep you guys up dated, and will definitely post a picture of him on all fours! I hope!!

    Murphy's Laws of Parenting

    1. The later you stay up, the earlier your child will wake up in the morning
    2. For a child to become clean, something else must become dirty
    3. Toys multiply to fill any space available
    4. The longer it takes you to make a meal, the less your child will like it
    5. Your child is always the one that doesn't behave
    6. If the shoe fits, its expensive
    7. The surest way to get something done is to tell a child not to do it
    8. The gooier the food, the more likely it is to end up on the carpet
    9. Backing the car out of the driveway causes your child to have to go to the bathroom
    10. The more challenging the child, the more rewarding it is to be a parent sometimes
    11. The chances of a piece of bread falling with the grape jelly side down is directly proportional to the cost of the carpet.
    12. The garbage truck will be two doors past your house when the argument over "whose day it is to take out the trash" ends.
    13. The tennis shoes you must replace today will go on sale next week.
    14. Gym clothes left at school in lockers mildew at a faster rate than other clothing.
    15. The item your child lost, and must have for school within the next ten seconds, will be found in the last place you look.
    16. Sick children recover miraculously when the doctor enters the treatment room.
    17. Refrigerated items, used daily, will gravitate toward the back of the refrigerator.
    18. Your chances of being seen by someone you know dramatically increase if you drive your child to school in your robe and curlers.
    19. Trying to dress an active little one is like trying to thread a sewing machine while it's running.
    20. There are only two things a child will share willingly - communicable diseases and their mother's age.
    21. Leaning your house while your kids are at home is like trying to shovel the driveway during a snowstorm.
    22. Kids really brighten a household. They never turn off any lights.
    23. An alarm clock is a device for waking people up, who don't have small kids.
    24. Shouting to make your kids obey is like using the horn to steer your car and you get about the same results!
    25. Any child can tell you that the sole purpose of a middle name is so he can tell when he's really in trouble.
    26. A child will not spill on a dirty floor.
    27. A young child is a noise with dirt on it.
    28. An unbreakable toy is useful for breaking other toys.
    29. Familiarity breeds children.
    30. For adult education, nothing beats children
    31. Having children is like having a bowling alley installed in your brain.
    32. The best thing to spend on your children is time.
    33. Those who say they 'sleep like a baby' haven't got one.
    34. Summer vacation is a time when parents realize that teachers are grossly underpaid.
    35. If you have trouble getting your children's attention, just sit down and look comfortable.

    If I like it, It's MINE!
    If it's in my hand, It's MINE!
    It I had it a little while ago, It's MINE!
    If it's MINE, it must never appear to be yours in any way!
    If I'm doing or building something, All the pieces are MINE!
    If it looks just like MINE, It's MINE!
    If I think it's MINE, It's MINE!!!"

    We are not Malays, so why do we call ourselves a MALAYsian

    I've got lots of 2 cents here and there, might just get rich on that, one day!
    Here is my 2 cents about us, Malaysian Chinese. We Belong NOWHERE!

    I remember back when I was 14 years old, I was working with some HongKies in NZ, they were always hasseling me about it, "If you are from Malaysia, and is a Malaysian then why can't we call you Malay? and have to call yourself Malaysian Chinese? You are not a chinese, because if you were to go to China, you will never be accept there!".

    "So you are Malay." You won't believe how many times I have to correct them and the much complicated questions and answers that will take place after that statement. And in the end, they still don't get it. Sigh.. Hence I call myself "Chiwi". haha not Chines enoughht to be Chinese, not Kiwi enough to be Kiwi. My kids are Chiwis too..

    So...Really, when it comes to being a Malaysian Chinese, we don't belong anywhere, We are and always will be 2nd grade citizen, doesn't matter where we go.. :) So might as well make the best of it huh?

    What's worst then being Malaysian Chinese is being a Malaysian Chinese Woman. It's like being 2nd grade of the 2nd grades! You Un (UNderstand)?

    My Hubby says that I am no 2nd class citizen to him! And he would go beat up whoever that says that I am! Awww... such loving husband, either that or he just wanna beat ppl up! heheheh

    Can't beat them, Join Them!

    This entry is my reaction to three articles,

  • Perkahwinan campur orang Melayu wajar dipantau
  • (Utusan Malaysia's Forum of 22nd June 2005),which translates as "Malay mixed marriages should be monitored". But I am not going to say anything about Malay or Islam, coz I'm neither, but I am Married to a "Mat Salleh" hehehehe, ok ok.. so since most around me are putting their 2 cents in, Hey, you can't beat them, JOIN them! Seem to be my motto.
    Jordan, aka MACVAYSIA, said something that triggered this blog :p
  • his blog
  • (hehehe, I've been reading ppl's blogs, noty,noty me, bored la me) AnyWay....This is my 2cents in this..
    I remember my hubby and my exs complaining about being stared at by Chinese Boys when we were together, you know, either one of those "What-has-he-got-and-I-don't" or "Another-bloody-white-boy-stealing-our-girls" look. Hey, I get my share of looks too!! The "another-f**king-asia-stealing-one-of-our-white-men" look from the white girls! And I get stares from Asian girls too, the "what-has-she-got-that-I-don't" or "She-is-only-after-him-for-his-money" or "what-the-hell-does-he-sees-in-her". And This is all in NZ!!! It is a little easier now, now with my kids out with us, least I don't get the "another-bloody-SPG" look anymore! Yippeee, Not! And I totally ignore them now! Yes, you learn to do things like that after a while.
    I've dated my share of , Malaysian, chinese and malay (sscchhh don't tell my parents) Taiwanese, Hongkong, Cambodians, Koreans, Indonesian, and Black American(that's a whole different story) And sadly to say, but we were just not on the same page! you know what I mean?!
    So there... I'm too much of a "Chiwi" to get along with Chinese, and not Kiwi, enough to get along with my Husband! hehehehe But One thing about "Ang Mo" is that they allow you to be who you want to be! so therefore I am Chiwi, and will always be a "Chiwi" as I am not going to give up my "Chi" for my "Wi". And will not allow my children to do so either!
    Does any of this make sense? I've been intorupted too many times to continue with one flow! :p Work aye?! Let me tell you, it doesn't "work"!!!

    Thursday, August 04, 2005

    Caleb Understands "Milkies"

    We've been teaching Caleb some, well, just one sign, which is his everything! "Milkies" and he actually understands it now! He gives a huge smile every time he sees that sign! :p Can't wait to see him actually do the sign himself! Now I'm trying to teach him "More" and "No More". Can't wait to when we are able to communicate!
    He is now on his jumper chatting away to Nanna. As for my little missy, she has had the runs for the last 2 days... my baby... that means she is going to lose more weight, not like there is any there to lose anyway... This bug that has got my family has been here, unwelcome, for more than a month now!!! Like a tag game, from one to another and then back...

    Wednesday, August 03, 2005

    Just another ... er... what day is today?

    It's one of those blah days... Nothing to blog... but I've got to put something down, yeah?

    Amy called, she said that they are coming in Dec, instead of her original plan for Jan06, which is great! Even better, as I was cracking my brain as to how we are going to drive everyone around in only a 7 seater, where there will be, Jacob, Jacob's Mum, Jacob's Dad, Kaitlyn, Caleb, Amy, Josh, Christopher, and Me!! hm.. that makes erm.. 9 ?? Well that is, if, Jacob parents really make it here this time! :p

    At this point, it seems like Jacob will be going back to NZ by himself to finish his studies first, b4 we set off to join him there. But of coz he will be coming back to visit the kids and I, every so often. This way would make more financial sense.

    1. It would be cheaper to buy one ticket instead of 4 tickets.
    2. We have calculated that we would need about 3500 NZD, a month. And so If we were both to work, and send the kids to childcare(which I don't agree on), that would mean another 1000 NZD/mth. BAH! Where am I going to find such money?!?!?!!?

    Now only to decide when he will leave.

    Tuesday, August 02, 2005

    Caleb is 6 months old today!

    Just another weekend at the pool with the little ones! It's our only "outlet" as Jacob would put it.
    Well.. we just got back from KL, it's our longest ever stay in KL, without any business meeting, but then there was the "Gathering", but still not enough time to go shopping!!!!!! We stayed at Hotel Capitol the first night, it was just opposite Plaza Low Yat(not sure about the name and spelling),which is where I got my Bluetooth from to get all the pictures, that has been sitting there a while now, out of my phone! The mega sale was on, so... NO PARKING!!! Think we drove around for at least 1 hour b4 we got a parking! Not fun with 2 kids, and doesn't help when we have just travelled 4 hours in the car. Bah! Checked into the hotel, to find that we are in a smoking room, double bah! Luckily, it's only for one night, as our dear friend Didy, has offered a room with them at KL Plaza Condo the next night. Which is another story, KL Plaza is just like 5 mins walk away from Hotel Capitol, and guess what?!?!?! It took us an hour to drive there!!!!!! Bloody KL roads!!!! When we finally got there, we were so bugged!
    The Gathering was fun, finally got to meet all the ladies that I've been chatting to online! Funnily, they don't look any different from their pictures! Duh! hehehe And we got to meet up with Tasha b4 she left to go oversea AGAIN! Lucky Woman!