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Thursday, April 30, 2009
If it wasn’t because of my sweetie-pie, I would have returned to the corporate world. Being a full-time SAHM is by far the toughest job I’ve ever held. I don’t think I can ever return to the workforce now, though I’d love to continue having my own financial freedom. It’s just not quite feasible with 3 kids. Perhaps I should invest some of my money in something that can generate cash like e-mini trading. Have you ever heard of the e-mini trading system? Well, you can find out more from your FREE e-mini trading course DVD, audio CD and trading packet from tradingconceptsinc.com. Just click on the links provided above. Happy labour day everyone!
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
To plump my baby up, I am feeding her with extra protein. I try to feed her at least an egg a day, along with fish, Pediasure (albeit I'm only able to force feed her 2-3 scoops a day), soy bean milk and E.Excel's Nutrifresh (which has soy bean protein).
This was Baby C's dinner 2 days ago, consisting of steam egg, steam fish with organic Japanese pumpkin, Nestle chicken cereal and chicken soup. That will be my last time trying to feed my sweetie-pie cereal coz she absolutely hates cereals. After painstakingly feeding her all the above for over an hour, she puked everything out when I gave her the last spoonful of cereal! That's the last straw.... I will forget about cereals and jar food for Baby C, period! Long sigh.....
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Look at me mummy, bring me out k.....
If not, hehe.... I will put all my fingers in and puke inside, hehe....
Monday, April 27, 2009
I first tried to feed her with an Avent milk bottle but this fler kept playing and pushing the teat with her tongue, whilst giggling away! Next, I gave her a straw but this fler kept blowing bubbles with the straw and blew out the milk all over me and on the floor. The only way to make her drink her formula now is by spoon-feeding her... drop by drop.... and gawd, I tell you, I feel like crying and spanking her each time I feed her... coz she would spill her milk and it's messy and sticky, she would struggle and I would sweat as if I'd just completed a 3km run. For night time feeding, I even have to switch on the air-cond in the living room and sit right in front of the air-cond! And I have to sit her on my lap right in front of the TV while talking and singing to her so that I can better manage her coz if I put her on a high-chair or on the floor, this fler will move her head and move a lot to avoid the spoon.
I feel like giving up on formula. I think my poor sweetie-pie must be feeling so stuffed everyday and wondering why mummy is stuffing her with food and formula everyday. She has even been throwing up for the past few days as a result of over-feeding. Last night while nursing her to sleep, she jumped up all of a sudden, cried and puked all her milk out. She must be too full and I think she has a very shallow and small tummy, just like Sherilyn. Sherilyn used to puke a lot too when she was younger.
Tell me, should I just give up on formula milk powder for Baby C? It's really very stressful for me and stressful for my baby.
Barb, I salute you. I really don't know how you spoon-fed Ashley with milk for so many years!
The restaurant's signature dish - baked stuffed crab with cheese.
' Pak cheok har' - steamed prawns
Spinach in superior soup with garlic, century eggs and scallops.
'Hoe chean' (fresh oyster omelette).
Steamed cod fish. We ordered this dish so that Baby C could have it for her dinner.
Deep fried spring rolls with sweetened Lea & Perrin sauce and fresh cut chillies as dip.
2 'koe hai' (female crabs with roe) steamed with wine.
Steamed egg with no salt and seasoning, just for Baby C.
Baby C enjoyed her dinner of cod fish, steamed egg and spinach. She could finish her bowl of food as she was deprieved of a proper meal the whole day.
See how 'blur' she looked here, as she had just woken up from her nap. When she saw us eating crabs, she too wanted to have her share of the crab! She also had sips of our coconut water and fresh lime juice (sugar-free).
BTW, total bill amounted to around RM194.
Ocean-Green Seafood Restaurant is located at :
c/o Paramount Hotel
48F Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah
Tel : 04-226 2681, 04-227 4530, 04-227 3649
Sunday, April 26, 2009
At Gurney Drive. The weather was really fine and it was really breezy that afternoon. We could walk quite comfortably along the beachfront at 3pm and smell the not-so-fresh ocean breeze.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
When Sherilyn was around 12 months up until she was 2+ years old, she could sense it on most mornings when I wanted to leave the room to go jogging. She would then wake up and refuse to go back to bed and would refuse anyone to carry her but me. I would then strap her onto the stroller and brought her along for jogging. The same thing is happening to Baby C now.
I just hope this cute sweetie-pie won't transform into a brat, who drives me up the wall everyday with her whims and fancies, whining and temper tantrums, just like #2.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Alycia and Sherilyn's pre-school has since January this year rescheduled their school hours, beginning at 8:15am and dismissing at 11:45am. There is now a 15-minute flash cards session everyday. Now, Alycia and Sherilyn can recognize many words and I think this is really a good move by the pre-school. The teacher will motivate the students by putting a cute cartoon stamp/chop behind the card if they can recognize the words or Chinese character.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Look meh meh (mummy), I can stand on my own now....
...yayyyyy...., now I'm going to walk round the house and play with Alycia and Sherilyn cheh cheh's toys...
... and I like Alycia's cheh cheh's stickers best....
When I came home and unwrapped the plastic cling wrap on the purple cauliflower, I saw black dots all over the head of the cauliflower like this:
The black dots looked like mould and was found on the entire head of the cauliflower.
I Iwanted to throw it away as there's no way I was going to feed my baby with it but my mil said that the black dots can be cut off from the cauliflower.
And so my mil stir-fried the purple cauliflower with some chicken breast.... which tasted good, though the purple cauliflower has a tinge of bitterness in it. We also had red spinach for dinner, which made our dinner quite a colorful one.
1/4 pound double cheese burger. I heard that Wendy's is the only fast-food restaurant that serves square-shaped burgers.
Verdict : very yummy. Love the burger and the bun. The bun is really soft and fluffier than other buns and have something that tasted like toasted corn on top, which added flavor to the bun.
I had a Caesar's garden salad with grilled chicken.
Verdict : Love the grilled chicken. Very juicy, tender and flavorful. The plate of salad was quite large and I couldn't finish it... so we packed it back home.
Baked potato with skin. This is something quite unique and something you can't find at other fast-food restaurants. The baked potato comes with 3 different kinds of topping. The one we had was a very cheesy topping which I loved! A very, very fattening dish!
Verdict : Very yummy. I noticed that almost everyone at the restaurant ordered a baked potato dish. Next time, I have to try the one with broccoli and cheese topping.
This is called Chillies. It's made of minced beef with baked beans and kidney beans. Goes very well with my Caesar's Salad.
Verdict : Lip-smacking tasty! Will definitely order this again.
Alycia enjoying her meal of nuggets and french fries. She also chomped down 1 whole fried chicken drumstick, which was supposed to be mine!
Will definitely visit Wendy's again but I told the hubs that next time, we have to take-away. I didn't quite enjoy my meal coz you know how squeezy the space is and how small the tables are at fast-food restaurants.... definitely not baby-friendly. With Sherilyn my Miss Whiny whinning away and Baby C fussing away, I was steeeressssed. It's difficult to enjoy my meal when I have to feed Baby C and eat at the same time, on a small table with flimsy plastic cutlery.... and have Miss Whiny buzzing away like a mozzie next to me lol! Baby C had to be carried by my maid, whilst I fed her.
I also hated the plastic disposable cutlery and there weren't any plates or bowls to eat our food.
Would rate the food 8/10 and price is also very reasonable. Hubby paid RM83+ for 2 pieces of fried chicken, 3 burgers, a salad, 2 kids' meals, 1 cup of Chillies, 1 baked potato, 3 bottles of mineral water and 1 Oreo Twist Ice-cream.
Click here to read my review of Wendy's Oreo Twist Ice-cream.
Lola comes with a soap dispenser on the handle and can sit neatly at the corner of the counter top, above the sink...
You can also get re-fills for the sponge for Lola.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
The other day an idea struck me. I fished out a brand new clear folder from the cupboard and told Alycia that all her stickers are to be placed inside the plastic sheets of the folder. I told her that this folder will hold her collection of stickers and that she has to take good care of them for a very, very long time... just like mummy who has kept her stickers for more than 2 decades and are still around till today! She was really happy that finally she can have a folder for herself for all her stickers. We spent over an hour inserting her stickers into the plastic sheets of the folder and this is her Sticker Collection Folder:
The cover of the sticker folder...
Some of her collection of stickers...
... more stickers...
... and more stickers....
See how thick the folder is. It's bursting with stickers and very soon, I'll need another folder to keep her stash of stickers.
So I found a solution. I created another Gmail account and created another blog under Blogspot this morning, in under 15 minutes. This means I now have another 1GB of photo storage space... without having to fork out any money. It took me 2 years to utilize the 1GB of photo storage space allocated to me. Hopefully, this extra 1GB for my new blog can last me another 2 years. Well, if it takes me earlier to exhaust all the space, I will create another Gmail account and another blog under Blogspot! Now, I can save more than USD20 a year on photo storage space, hehe.....
Whether I have time to maintain my new blog in Blogspot...., now, there's another story. Let me think about what I'm going to write in that new blog when I work-out tomorrow morning. I tell you, I have lots of ideas spewing out from my brain each time I work-out in the morning.... thanks to the feel-good hormones endorphins, hehe....
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
BTW, I'm glad that Baby C's weight has finally breached the 8kg mark, yay!! I now wonder when her weight will ever touch the 10kg mark. With a surgery not far away, I am hoping and praying that her weight won't drop after the surgery.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Surprise eh when you read the name Alycia? Drinking milk from a bottle at age 5? I'd tried to wean Alycia off the milk bottle for over a year but she kept telling me that the milk tasted funny whenever she drank it from a cup! It's all in the mind right?
One day last month, I asked her this question : "Alycia, are you still going to drink from the milk bottle next year? Next year you'll be in Standard 1 you know? Your friends will surely laugh at you if they know that you're still drinking from the bottle." Alycia gave me a grin and shook her head to a no. A few days later, when I was going through the kitchen cabinet, I found a new water tumbler that koo mar bought for her from Hong Kong Disneyland last year. An idea struck me. I asked Alycia if she wanted to drink her milk from the new cute Mickey Mouse water tumbler and to my surprise, she said 'YES'. Yes, she has finally agreed to drink from a cup... and she did not tell me that the milk tasted wierd when she drank it from the water tumbler!
Hooray, it's been almost 2 weeks since she and Sherilyn (a copy-cat who follows everything that her cheh cheh does... and also weaned herself from the bottle!) drank from the cup... and I can now say good-bye to their Avent bottles!
Monday, April 13, 2009
That's how I teach my sweetie-pie colors. First I show her the card, for eg. a flash card with the color red, then I show her something from our house that is red in color - her cup. She loves this card-flashing session and it's one way of keeping this restless baby still on her high-chair during meal times. Another very good mode of teaching her colors is through the Baby Bright VCD (It's A Bright First Year, for 3 months - 2 years old). She loves this VCD too. My 2 older gals loved this VCD as well when I bought it for them 3 years ago and they are still loving it now (though they are a little too big for the VCD now).
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Some of the specialities at Xiao Fei Yang are their super thinly sliced lamb and beef as well as the minced meat stuffed meatballs. These 3 were my favorites.
The white long stuff are their special noodles.
Heaps of sumptuous stuff - very thinly sliced beef....
Minced meat stuffed meatballs - very nice, I likey! There were also lots of triangle wedges of yam in the soup, which added flavor and sweetness to the pot of soup.
Will definitely patronize this restaurant again. Price is reasonable, food is good but the only thing which turned me off was the stinky loo, definitely not a baby-friendly place. Thank God my sweetiepie did not poo poo there, else I would have no idea how to clean her up!
Xiao Fei Yang Restaurant is located at:
No. 18 Lorong Thambi Dua
Off Jalan Pudu
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel : 03-2142 6789
Business hours : 11am - 3pm and 6pm - 10:30pm
Friday, April 10, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
For those who prefer to sit during their shower can do so as there is an attached seat on the wall. The very first time I stepped into this bathroom, I was lost, like a frog who lives under a coconut shell, as I could not figure out how to switch the faucet from the rainwater-shower to the hand-held shower. I was also wet all over hahaha.... really like an ah soh from kampung! Also, the design of the rooms is really unique. From the bedroom, there is a sliding door directly next to the long bath and you can even watch TV and sip champagne while you soak in the long bath! Just perfect for love birds hehehe....
I also love their canggih-manggih gym, my kids are absolutely crazy over the lovely uniquely-designed pool and the food is simply sumptuous too. You should check out their Japanese restaurant. The interior and landscaping there are superb too. Oooh, just can't wait for our next stay there!
I am wishing the Management from Hilton Sentral reads this post so that I get a free night stay there with my hubs and kids!
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
I was at Babyland last Sunday to get myself a pack of organic Milkmaid tea. As usual, I always ended up straying off my original intention and bought more than I should have. How could I resist when I saw a galore of cute bibs there?
As my sweetiepie now knows how to pull off her Mothercare bibs with velcro behind her neck, I bought her bibs which she will surely be unable to pull like these:
My sweetiepie is now wearing this green bib with buttons behind her neck. She has been wearing this for 4 days and so far, she has not tried to pull the bib. I think the plastic Mothercare bib was a tad hot on her body in this current hot and humid weather. This green bib fits her just perfectly well and not too hot for her as well.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Braised chicken with lemon grass and big onions.
This is a pretty healthy and simple to cook dish. All you need are chicken, a few stalks of lemon grass, a few big onions and soy sauce.
Mui Choy pork. This mui choy is supposedly organic and bought from Hong Kong. This dish simply whets anyone's appetite and goes well with rice as it's a tad salty but I ate it without the rice.
These 2 dishes were my hot orders from the confinement lady during my 3 confinements.
Monday, April 6, 2009
After creating this, Alycia said "mummy, look, this is a bunny" and I went "wow, this really looks like a bunny!"
She's creative, isn't she?
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Shabu-Shabu (Japanese steamboat). We ordered 2 sets of shabu-shabu - 1 chicken and 1 beef.
This restaurant claims that the broth and dipping sauces for the shabu-shabu are free from additives, flavorings and artificial coloring.
Alycia shared her chicken terriyaki bento with kakak. Check out the steam from the hot pot of shabu-shabu!
Chinese cabbage, tofu, fresh oyster mushrooms, radish and carrots for the pot of shabu-shabu.
Hubby also ordered a sushi set, maki and California rolls.
Raw chicken balls and super thinly sliced chicken meat with egg yolk.
My bowl of shabu-shabu with fresh oyster mushrooms, lots of Chinese cabbage, chicken balls, very thinly sliced chicken and beef. I love the broth and the tasty dipping sauces.
Verdict : price reasonable, very clean and comfortable restaurant, tasty food, will definitely patronize again.