31 March 2006
仔仔去年钟意睇Land Before Times 卡通片‧睇到恐龍時代D恐龍仔從蛋孵出‧十分有趣‧
有一日仔仔從嫲嫲屋企番來時拿咗一包塑造的蛋仔玩具‧仔仔对我講 Land Before Times 卡通片中的little foot係由蛋中出來、講一大堆嘢.... 之後我去煮飯吃‧
仔仔: D恐龍仔出世嗎，睇！" 之後將D蛋大力一擲‧跌咗地上時，D蛋打开，有隻玩具恐龍仔跌出來、仔仔大声叫 : 出世啦！出世啦！
排排坐 食果果 My boy arranged the eggs and took this pictures
Cook some dishes that my father loves most.
There are food that will bring back memories in the old days when your parent cook for you Most of time you are fighting your portion (takut rugi), pick out the ingredient you dislike, eat the best last ....
This pumpkins is a cheap food but it brought us back when mom cook it for us.
Got father to cut the Pumpkin for me rather than seeing him sitting on the sofaDried shrimps pumpkins 蝦米抄金瓜
Minced Luncheon meat, green onion with eggs 午餐肉葱煎蛋
Playing at backyard with granpa 同公公玩韆鞦
30 March 2006
但 係仔仔已开始長大‧我要开始鼓勵他自己訓，所 以出一招獎賞貼贴紙法，首先我将一張床放在我床邊同佢齊齊佈置佢嘅床，俾佢有心理準備‧如果每一晚自己訓係 他嘅床訓到天光、再加上冇亂發脾氣、就可以貼一張贴紙係日歷上‧儲存够五个贴紙就有一份小小礼物‧依家就要儲存到二十張一个treat‧所以每一朝早、他 会說:"媽咪、今日我冇上來訓‧自己訓到天光呀‧"
仔仔:"唔好，我要儲 stickers wor..."
When my boy six months old, he had he first fever, I wanna to monitor him constantly, so I put him to sleep beside me, eversince, we both cannot be apart when come to sleep time.
Now, he is growing up and I need to train him sleep by himself.
We placed a bed besides my bed and decorated his bed together. In the beggining, he will always woke up middle of the night and came back to my bed. We then thought of a sticker system. If he sleep on his bed all night long, the next morning he will get a stickers. He did stick to it these day, someday if he behaving bad, I will remove the stickers for punishement. Once he collected a 5 stickers he will get a treats or small present.
Last Sunday, his daddy asked to rent his bed for the night. He replied: "No, papa, I want to collect stickers.."
I think the stickers system work now..
28 March 2006
Quite a weekend, No T.V and No Computer for the day...Me and son were always occupied both computer lately, he always next on the line... so... hubby arranged the whole weekend with shopping, library and visiting, take a break from the cyber world in our home. All of us had a good time.
To My sisters MayPing & Elaine
Today, I took some picture of myself, touch it up to post for today cover story..
I am a very lucky girl's in my family, All my brothers and sisters very pamper me especially my oldest and second oldest sister.（我的大姐和二姐）both of my sisters and my husband encourage me to find sometime I enjoy working, or go back to school to upgrade when I was unemployed. (When I migrated to Canada with family in early 90's, I immediately got hired by Nortel Networks and work for 13 years. I met my hushand there, got married then the company shut down when I was on maternity leaves.)
Back in KL, My family can't affort to support me for any Colleage after Secondary school, they know I always wanted to be an artist, but I have a long way and extra work to fullfilled my goal. 我想我姐姐们都認为我有少少天份、可是需要做更多後天功夫‧老實說我天份不多‧我是那種要出百多倍努力才有那一點result的人‧所以像Twinsmom 這種有天聰的人、對我這種人來說一定在她背後眼超超‧過佢两招！（當然現在EQ高咗、平淡睇化了！為有加勤力啦！說笑啦！懂欣賞他人好處係我的長處來嘅‧IQ雖少但係一向都EQ高嘅！)
I was working in Preston Publishing as a Layout artist for 2 years (located in SS2 Damansara, I heard this place closed now) before I migrated to Canada with my family..With it, both of my sisters and my hubby encourage me to take a some basic computer graphic courses and go back to this field. Both of my sisters sponsor all my courses fees... how good is that. They are still like a parent to me, nowaday they are financial capable , they are helping me reach my dream.
Last year, hubby sign me up, I'm still uncertain about it. I was very nearvous in my first class. Thanks god, I did ok and gain my confidence through it. My instructor is quite a fun person and knowledgeable guy, he help me a lot.
I was worried in the beggining because I've stop schooling since Form 5. After secondary school, I took some general part time courses with other friends in some institute (I think it was an accounting course, short courses to get a job faster, those day just we just follow the clowd).
Before I finished the course, I end up working in Preston Publishing as a Layout artist. ( it was my second sister's who told me there is job opening, she knows this is the kind of job I would like to do. Thanks to her) I know I haven't got the skills or good enough, but I give it a shot, during the interview, Jennifer the supervisor tested my drawing skill, not good compare with others whose just graduated from arts School. Somehow, she hired me, she did said she likes my personality and want to give me a chance. I got lucky ! I learn so much and met many talented people in this place. Now, there is only one person I still keep in touch, Julia Yu, still a designer n a good friend in KL.
Back to last year, after I finished couple of part time Adobe Level 1 courses (computer sofware for graphic design) Somehow somewhat, I found a part time job in a local Newspaper company, which I can practice whatever I learn and apply to my current job, the courses I took is enought for this small office job. Althought there are no more challenges after a year working here, this job give me flexibility plus the hours of working fit my family need. ( This place is a place where they leave me alone type, not too many people working here, not so much politic! Maybe because after being a mom, I am in next level of life, I just don't get involve, do my work, be kind and leave the job completely when I go home) 有得做自己喜歡嘅工作又可以有有彈性的時間、暫時我已滿足‧沒有大志?人各有志、何必咁幸苦、我的家是最重要‧
However, Both of my sisters would like to see me finished the whole courses (only took 5 courses, and there are Level 2 to finished and Web designs courses, my weak program!) tocontinue persuade my dream..Get the Cert and work for better place where I can expand my skills_high frying??
But sis,,, at this moment I am just one lazy bump lah.. Pehapes later..When my son is a little older.
I am here to Say BIG THANK YOU to both of my lovely sisters and my husband who supported me all the way. Their courage always mean a lot to me...
These are my Assigments (not showing off, just show and tell..... )
Adobe Illustrator Level 1 (I don' t use Illustrator for such a long time and I don't think I will remember how to draw with this program now, I use corel Draw at work and got use to it, but Illustrator is much better program. Boy, my sisters will sure want the money back!
Adobe Photoshop Level 1
25 March 2006
some painting Brayden's painted a while ago.
Very Abstract painting, only he knows what is it. there are few one he told me what's in the drawing, unfortuntely, I did not pay attention and write it down which I should.
Future Picasso ?? Not likely.. I'm sure all kids draw like this, I know there are some exception kids can draw good, so far he is just ordinary paints.
I am saving these painting for ours memory just like I wish my parent have done the same, and I think it's a precious gifts money can't buy.
Unknown. so long ago, I can't remembered! ....Em.... let's name this one.. Playground zone..there is Cloud, Swing and .... no more clue..........
I remembered this one Road map and stop signs that you go around it, also some Rainbow......
Unkown. He told me there is cow/dog/ cat, bra bra bra... I asked Where is the animals...
Pause a moment and he replied:" I have not draw them yet!" Mommy: .............. Laugh
Another Unknown...no clue
More Unknown. Painted at Playschool, looks storm.. or landfills....Unknown. Painted this at Playschool.. Let's see... Should Name this Rose or maybe... No idea You figure it out, let me know... kepale pusing...
Have you seen Cartoon Sponge Bob in the T.V.?Well, My boy told me this is Sponge Bob!
Unknown... use the tiny brush and painted whole paper.... Let's name this "Greens Spring" Abstract, Ya?? Since I have being waiting the grass to turn green and feel Springs.
仔仔工作室 Brayden' s Little WorkShops
仔仔好多時候喜歡拿纸大畫一餐，有時心情好時，一畫就畫幾張‧畫完之後、就會問:"媽咪、爸爸、睇吓，畫得靓唔靓？＂‧之後就会鉆上fridge門外to display‧Sometime my son likes to paint, there are day he is in weird mood and paint 4 to 5 pieces at once, then he will ask us:" it's pretty?" he will immediately take the drawing and and stick on the Fridge door to display his work for the days. When he draw many pieces of paints, he will occupied the whole fridge door....
24 March 2006
因此大家就互通電郵、大家嘟係師奶同一族(係靚師奶加有腦果類)（**用腦在電腦啲activity囉！一笑)， 多咗話題、無所不談，次次長扁大論寫餐飽‧而雙喜媽媽俾我感覺 係好學之人，文學好之餘 ，同帮中英報館寫文章啦、 又貢獻時間為一些初為人母的媽媽寫論文、又識設計首飾等筆，真係入得厨房出得廳堂！身上咁多力、把把利，非常欣賞她‧(哦！雙喜媽媽 有對女女,係雙胞胎,姐姐 Isabelle 妹妹Annabelle. 一胞兩个女，一次攪掂‧唔駛痛兩輪生！你話了上帝賜俾佢咁多好處、不枉過這一生囉！)
之後她開始部落格 (網路日誌)，雙喜媽媽將每日的生活特点與大眾分享，每次睇完都好有共盟，回心微笑、而自己總是不能用自己的文字去表達，但係佢寫幾行字就填滿色彩，一點 都不難‧雖然大家相隔幾十千里、嘟無真正見過對方，奇妙係比此嘟不覺得陌生！相信人與人之間仍有緣份之說‧而雙喜媽媽同我是例子吧！
目 前爸爸的病情雖無太大的變化(幸好加拿大的醫療費全包、安排每星期两天五個鍾的老人活動、又有政府的士車載上落‧也包括爸爸每日五 蚊一粒的老人痴呆藥‧）我爸爸時時都會記不起五分钟前發生的事、奇妙係怹從不会忘記政府每月在28號派發俾老人的老人錢！暫時除了還記得每個兒女和孫子 女、 外孫女兒外、老人金 的日期一定會記的！
二家姐每一天為爸爸攪到人很緊張又感到有壓力、有時整個人都好唔開心，但係她都唔會講俾我 哋聽、点解？因為我、大姐两个哥哥已有係 家室、 唔会俾我哋優心更多、自己一个人承擔‧三姐呢？自己嘟照顧唔好、做少少也帮不到二姐忙‧(咁多年來三姐都攪唔清她的目標方向)反兒還要二姐帮她手過生活 ‧
二哥曾经提議送爸爸去老人護理院、當時我幾姐妹反對係因為覺得不孝、所以二姐承擔一切做到最好‧之後有 社會福利工作者解釋老人護理院的好處多過壞處時、加上上回大姐過來探我們的時候、去参加過更多對這一種病的講座. (加拿大對差不多任何病者有很多program支特病者家族、 教家庭成員怎樣去面對.) 之後了解多了、我也贊成咁做、因此也明白當時二哥(一向有的理智和心水清的男人)的出發點、一來是為爸爸的生活過的有紀律、二來就是有人全日去照顧, 唔使日 日一个人呆坐係屋企,如果萬一無人知道他出了事、又或者好像之前到處走出街又走失咗, 我們又報警又心痛.
二 家姐是時候 過她的生活、我鼓厲她 pull herself out and live her life.我會一起去分擔爸爸的工作,而大家姐在大馬做的很多(每年飛過來visit我們然後接爸爸回Seremban住幾个星期)‧她也同意我們應該用 理智去處理這件事不是感情化去做事、因為對爸爸這一情况是最安全和健康的做法‧
Almost everyweek, my boy wants to do baking with her.
Hubby brought a few pieces to work and share with colleagues one day, One commented said: "this is one Delicious, soft and tender homemake cake I ever taste it, I want the recipe. Don't let this recipe to be failed to handed down the generation!" Well, is that good.........
And Brayden's cousin_Meghan heard it and said:"No worry, I will be the one carry on this recipe."
She is only Twelve and a good baker already.
23 March 2006
仔仔﹕"錦旣咩! 哦 - "之後送幾份舊嘅toy比我 ???" 唉！好過無啦！
My boy turn 4 today. In his playchool today, teachers and kids sung him a birthday song and give him a card, he was so exited .
He then asked me:"Mommy, I've got a present. Birthday get present."
Mommy:"Not really, when it's your birhtday, I am the one get the present, I was in so many hours of labour pain when I give birth, so Mommy should be getting present. I was in pain but joyful when see you born, today it's an Appreciation day to your mom, so I should get a present."
Son:" it that so? OK." he then pick up some used toy for me...
Came home, have supper, Thanks to mother in law who usually cook for us on every Tue & Wed. and taking care Hei-Hei for us.
After the meal, watch some T.V. Watched Daddy's spoil little girl for the first time. Showing the father who spoil the daughter with luxury life, buying whatever they want. The daughter not shy of the interviews, said and tell what can they do and get. They're so naive & stupid when they talk. They become so fake and materialistic. The worse is when their parent call this love. Oh boy, I tell you,These American is just showing off and behind the screen, they just....,, whole bunch of....I am sure some just wants to go on the show until later, they will have a lot of debt to meet! This show make me sick, I had to swith to Food Networks.
22 March 2006
我 唔知點答佢！我話﹕"點知甘多呀！阿twinsmom 帶我開始blog,所以支持下我ｏ羅！
我 有一個blog sites係記下我日常生活尤其係個仔‧初時想了好一陣 好唔好開自己旣blog, 明知自己的文筆差、點去吐心裡話‧但一開始左，就上癮囉‧之後o都唔理中英文旣文筆程度有幾差幾好唔好，最緊要係記下每一滴的precious moments，反正這blog係給自己睇多，文筆好唔好，無咩問題啦！最緊要係如果有一日萬一我唔係度，日後你同仔也可以在此內找到我的聲音和心聲嗎！ "
Twinsmom, 如果話需要business networking, 妳blog sites 係好Target哦！
我hubby 係香港人、而我又在港式中文報館做part-time, 所以中文寫法用粵音多！但係我好Malaysian 咖！
21 March 2006
One of my Taman Petaling buddy
Brayden's Playschool held a skating lesson for the past 4 weeks. The first lesson, he enjoy it very much, (we bought a used skates, 1 size larger, worried he might not be able to stand up straight or skate at all, some parents with experienced has told us to put on thicker socks, they will be fine with the skates.)
During the first lesson, no problem on the ice. He can skate with baby steps. I was so delighted to see him have fun on ice, so we wanted to make it better, we decided to get skate that fits now.Second week of lesson..
With the brand new skate and being sharpen, it got worse, he could not stand up on the ice compare with the used and one size larger skates he was wearing on the first lesson. Fallsl over falls on the ice, not able to stand up at all. He did not enjoy it this time.
Third week, he begged to leave the ice link after 15 minutes lessson. Plus he still have some cold and 3 kids away in his group because of the flu...
Today, last lesson, he did not wants to go on the ice again.
When he came down with the group, I can see his tears and said" no skating, no skating"唔要去溜浜！". I comfort him and said no problem.
I had to go on the ice to snap pictures, where some parent don't have their camera and wish I can take some for them. Brayden want to come along, I put on the his helmet and start shooting ....
20 March 2006
After Tang's(hubby) came home from work, he took us out to the Mall, we need to refund few things we bought last few weeks, plus it's Pasta day in Chianti (all pasta food for $6.50), taking us out for Italian food for tonight dinner.
We went to Market Mall, Hei's favourites malls, today he is anxious to go out where yesterday he refused to go, wanna to stay home play with his new birthday toys. Why ?? Kids dreamland is in this Mall. Toy R Us..
I think shopping in Calgary or whole Canada is great, the facility is so organized and well plan. Couple years ago, all shopping center has being Re-do and renovated. All Malls has more parking spaces, not to mentioned handicap parking near the entrance, they even have spot asign just for parent to be or parent with small children park close to the mall entrance, to make the walking distance shorter. Not just one parking spot reserve, it has about 6 to 7 spots asign for them to park, and every main entrance have set up this way . ( I would think about 4 or more main entrances in each Shopping Center.) Smart thinking! Thanks to the Architech who think outside the box!
Inside the mall, there are many comfy chairs or sofa place in every short distance walk, this is for shoppers who is tired of walking take a break and relax, (mostly all mens occupied the seat while they wait for the wives shops! Tang's is one of them) fire place in the food court, free Kids Buggie car for rental, Nursing room with rocking chair (to be comfortable when breatfeeding), free diapers, Children play areas, ect.....
Tell me, is this shopping heaven or what? Of course, on the other hand this will make the consumer hardly leave the Mall, just spend, spend until you drop! (When will you drop? when the Credit card bills arrive, some more drop dead!)
Opps! found a good deal on Winter clearance jacket. Cost regular price for $129/- now sale for $24.99 plus additional 25% off, work out be $18 somethings, how can I resist. so I bought one pinky jacket (70% down fills), and Tang's bought a men jacket for $22/- Hey, a $129/- jacket for 70% off, how can you walk away with this deal.
When Brayden saw the big board with curious george poster,
he quickly said: "look mom"
Mom:"Yah! Curious George"
Brayden:" Mom, the arrow"
Brayden:" Toy R Us, pointing this way"
Tang's and I:" Oh,, that!"
Finally the IBlogger server is working again. This sites always down many time a day, the server engine always cause so much downtime, change it for peak sake!