Monday, June 29, 2009

My culinary skills

has improved!!!
Let the pictures speak for themselves...

















Simple dishes from an amateur cook.
Many of the seasonings are based on instinct (anyhow hamtam)
You don't believe that these dishes are cooked by me, don't you?
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Saturday, June 27, 2009

三岁的恺

俊恺三岁了!
高兴。因为终于给我盼到了。


我妄想他三岁后就应该董事一点,再也没有 TERRIBLE TWO'S 的情绪化和无理取闹。

我妄想他三岁后会有多一点的成熟和乖巧,好让我喉咙有得休息,脑袋有一点平静。

不过,我知道这只是一个妄想。


经常,他的横冲直撞让我心惊胆战;他飞快的跑腿让我不停的喊“停”!

经常,他的非一般力量,让我惊讶;他的突然消失让我灵魂出了窍!

虽然有很多很多的经常,恺的天真、活泼和可爱给全家人带来了无数的欢乐。

他是家中的小活宝。

一点小玩意儿就会让他笑的快乐无比。

他顿屁股的舞姿,让大家笑的合不拢嘴。

他对人事物的好奇,流露了他的天真可爱。


但,我最怕他狠狠把我头压到低底,让我挣眼只见书本上的小车,接下来就听他不停的问“WHAT'S THAT? WHAT'S THAT?"

我最喜欢对着他呼唤,“COME HERE, I WANT TO HUG YOU!”、“COME HERE, I WANT TO ASK YOU SOMETHING.”

因为这两句话是唯一能使他静下来的绝招!

我最爱看他模仿电视上的动画,因为那无限的天真是在不久的将来就会消失的。

我更爱紧紧抱着他,往他脸颊不停的亲。。。


三岁的恺不是一个特别出色或优秀的孩子,他的成长跟一般三岁的孩子一样平凡。


但,他在我心中却是非一般的可爱,他是我生命中不可缺少的一块。


我不期望他出色或优秀,只期望他健康、快乐的成长,将来做一个有用的好人。





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Friday, June 19, 2009

New maid

If you think I have thrown in the towel, you are wrong.
Hear me out.

This new maid is very efficient.
She is extremely hardworking.
She is absolutely clean. In fact, I think she is a clean freak.
She picks up every single strand of hair on the floor if she spotted one.
She cleans up every corner of the house, without taking any shortcut.
She cleans the kids' bottles and cups diligently.
I am even amazed that she can cook the kids' meals, and they like to eat them!
The kids enjoy helping her with the housework too.

This new maid is no one but ME ME ME!
The salesman came to our door and saw ME working hard.
He asked for "MAM"
I said "MAM not in"
So he left.
I was amused.
But frankly, I am sad... cos' do I really look like a maid???!!!
HAR??!!!
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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

He is finally ready...

for potty.
No. In fact for toilet. Haha...
He said " Mummy, shee shee toilet"
And I'd quickly bring him to the toilet.
BUt his readiness came at a time when I am not ready.
With so many things to do, I actually prefer him to just pee in the pampers... (ooops lazy mommy)
Ok, I have to admit, so far I have asked him to just pee in his pampers once, after we have stepped out of the house.
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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Another new phase in life

The maid has gone home for good. Her performance has been deteriorating, so we thought we might as well let her go. My tiring but happier life starts 2 months earlier than the expected date.

So far so good. I'm enjoying it with the kids although my typical day starts as early as 7am in the morning all the way until 10pm at night when I soothe Kai to sleep. I believe I will be more efficient as the days pass, and cut short my working hours by half. So far, I'm clearing up the mess left behind by the maid, which partly explains the long hours. You know, washing those oily pots left in the kitchen cabinets, cleaning up the dirt and mess hidden in corners and undercover, emptying water left in containers and pails, and throwing away unnecessary items in the house. It's like spring cleaning. And a massive one! No doubt the non-stop cleaning is tiring. But I gain a deep sense of satisfaction. At least now I feel a sense of ownership. I can rearrange the items to where I desire and is able to find them in their right place each time I need them. At least now I don't have to fear about uncovering a pot of moldy leftovers in the kitchen cabinets, OR a bowl of cooked food hidden under newspapers in the fridge, OR ants running all over the jar of sugar and milk bottles, OR coffee-stained spoon stuck in the container for salt, OR even dirty socks among the clean laundry...

Everything is in order now, although I'm a little haywire with all the cleaning. I'm glad I have Xuan to help me with the tidying from time to time. Kai is also chipping in a little, although he creates more mess than help. I've always wanted the kids to be more independent. What better time than it is NOW? The only trade off is that I won't have the luxury to visit this space as often as I like...
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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

I tell story

Kai was lying besides me during our usual bedtime routine. I saw him looking at me in the dark. Then he said something which surprised me, "I tell story." I thought I heard wrongly. Usually he'd say "Mummy tell story"... so I really thought either he mumbled or I heard wrongly. Anyway, I remained silent.

He continued, "Once upon a time... once upon a time... (thinking hard)... once upon a time... old woman... made... gingerbread man... (thinking hard again) sugar... give some eyes... put oven... the end."

Haahaa, I was just so thrilled to listen to his first story, although it stopped at the oven! It was a great attempt and I simply love the way he told the story!
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