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Friday, July 30, 2010

Potty Training Baby

I started to potty train Baby 3 days ago. The first day went quite smoothly, though she kept going to the potty every 5 minutes! The potty is placed conveniently in the living room for her to wee wee anytime she wants haha! The second and third day, she kept having small accidents. She would wet her panties throughout the day but as soon as she wet her panty, she would tell me "mummy I shee shee". I hope tomorrow onwards she will have a better control of her bladder and will have fewer accidents.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Alexis Bistro @ The Gardens

One of my favorite bistros for having cakes and coffee is Alexis Bistro. We have been a faithful patron of Alexis (there are several outlets in the Klang Valley) for almost a decade. I love their Tiramisu cake. After a not-so-satisfied lunch at TGIF @ Gardens, we headed to Alexis for dessert.

We had our favorite Tiramisu cake with strawberry sauce...

Walnut chocolate cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The walnut bits were a tad rancid and this spoilt the entire taste and flavor of the cake, what a waste....

Warm chocolate brownie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. This was delish!

My favorite is this slice of warm orange almond cake with vanilla ice cream. Every bite was full of ground almonds. iLike, yums!!

Alycia monkeying around with daddy....

Fitness Junkie Finally Popped

For the past few days, the spunky woman with a huge protruding belly is no longer seen running treadmills at the gym every morning. She had given birth to her fourth baby. She is the fittest mummy I have ever met. She normally runs along side me at the gym. She would work out for an hour while I have to leave after 30 minutes as I don’t have the luxury of loitering at the gym. I can’t wait to see this lady again in the gym and I’ll bet this fitness junkie will return just after her 1-month confinement.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Kids Nap The Weirdest Ways

Alycia and Sherilyn are tops when it comes to napping. They can nap anywhere, anytime and in any position.

As usual, Alycia was so jaded after coming back from school that she dozed off while doing her homework. Life for a Chinese-ed student is pretty tough eh?

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Have You Seen White Egg Yolks?

I had boiled 2 hard-boiled eggs for breakfast the other day. When I shelled the eggs and halved them, I was in for a surprise.

See the difference? Both are kampung chicken eggs (free-range chicken). But one has whitish egg yolks. Quite bizzare eh? I guess the chicken must have been a malnourished hen :D

Friday, July 23, 2010

Versatile Blogger Award

I have not been tagged for aeons. I think the last time I did a tag was like a year ago!! This time, this mummy gave me this Versatile Blogger Award.

To accept this award you must:
1. List 7 random things about yourself
2. Share the award with up to 15 other bloggers
3. Link to each of the recipients and let them know they've won via comments on their blogs
4. Thank and bring the love back to the person you won the award from by linking back to them.

So, here are 7 random things about me:

1) I love all things pink. Baby is taking after me now.

2) I am super impatient.

3) Like Irene, my ambition was to be an air stewardess so that I could fly the world. I got the job in 1993 but turned the offer down becoz....

4) I got the Best Secretary award while in college. Was also the recipient of Dean's List for 3 semesters.

5) I was promoted 4 times over a span of 8 years when I worked in a bank. Was also a recipient of Merit Award and Merit Increment for several years.

6) Enough of gloating and self praise, now my weaknesses. I am very hot tempered and blow my top very easily.

7) I used to be a clean freak. I would check my helper's work every single day - every nook and corner! But after Baby came along and the birth of my online store, I have been so busy and burnt out that I 'no eye see' and could not be bothered whether my helper washes the toilet or not.

8) ... from no. 3... because of my hubs!

Not tagging anyone. Have been super busy with my online store these few days. Do drop by my online store to do some online shopping :)

I’ll Need A GPS For Sure

I have not driven a car for almost 3 years now. I wonder if I still know how to operate a car!! I know I will definitely not have the guts to handle my hubby’s 7-seater MPV as it’s too long and bulky. I will feel more at ease and less stressed with a smaller car like the good ol’ and cute Kancil. I will also need a GPS to help me move around. My sense of direction sucks BIG time. I am a real retard when it comes to directions. I just lack the compass in my head! GPS are quite affordable these days but I’ll need to read up on some gps reviews before deciding which one suits me. Most drivers have a GPS installed in their vehicle now. Do you have a GPS in your vehicle too?

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Not Loving Her Greens

Baby used to like veggie when she was younger and would eat just about any type of veggie. These days, she is shunning away from most of the veggie. She likes only a handful of veggie, namely leek, leek flower and 'yau mark tarm' veggie. When she was younger, she would eat raw celery, raw capsicum, brocolli and other types of veggie. Now, she will single out all these from her bowl of food.

I need to bribe and threaten Baby to eat her veggie sometimes. When she could not poo poo for a day and was refusing to eat her veggie, I took out the bottle of enema and placed it right in front of her when she was eating her lunch. She is terrified of having the enema put into her down under. But still, that did not manage to scare this hard headed Baby of mine to eat her greens, SIGH..... The only way is to chop the veggie into really really really tiny pieces... so tiny that she could just swallow them without chewing!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Random Pix

Pix taken 2 Saturdays ago. I had wanted to jog in the morning before the girls woke up but just as I was about to leave the house, shiats.... my 3 monkeys got up... so I ended up bringing all of them to the park and made everyone jog 3 big rounds in the park.

My princess wannabe insisted that she had to bring along her Minnie Mouse brolly... and the brolly caused a brawl and tuck of war between she and Baby, sigh!

But they patched up and played with each other later....

My kids can really doze off so easily in the most awkward of positions, anywhere, anytime!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

A Beautiful Rainbow

One evening last week at about 7pm, after the rain had stopped, the sun decided to come out for a short while to put a smile on everyone's faces. We could see a big colorful arch hanging in the sky from the 5th floor of our unit. My girls were thrilled to see a rainbow in the evening. It was a rare occasion to see a rainbow and my girls , especially Baby had only seen it on the TV or in books several times in their lives.

Have you seen double rainbows in the sky at the same spot? I have and I saw it about a month ago at about 8am in the morning. I was caught in the rain while jogging. I was soaked to my bones and running as fast as I could. But when I saw the double rainbow, I was thrilled and getting drenched from head to toe didn't matter anymore. It was the first time in my life that I saw a double rainbow. That made my day :)

Pictures taken from the 5th floor of our unit...

Thursday, July 15, 2010

My Home Turned Garment Factory

I have been super duper busy with my online store for the past 2 days that I just could not find the time to update this dear blog of mine. Yesterday, it was a coincidence that 3 of my suppliers delivered my stock to me, with almost 100 pieces of ladies and kids clothing. This always happens. When I am more relaxed, my suppliers will not send their stock to me despite me chasing them but when one supplier delivers, all of them starts to deliver as well, as if they have telepathy! And my store is only a one-man-show whose poor owner has to one leg kick everthing herself!

Here's the scene at my home, like a garment factory:

Kids clothes, busha pants, kawaii hat, etc all on the floor, waiting for the round of QA inspection by the QA officer...

Bags of ladies clothes...

My little factory workers helping me to fold the clothes and re-insert them back into the bags after I had checked....

Clothes and Pos Laju bags strewn everywhere....

Baby trying to kacau jie jie....

Here are some cool stuff from my online store, Old And New Stuff For Sale :

DD-Q4341 Guess Orange Check Pattern Dress

Carter's Colorful Flower Dress

E10171 B2W2 Rose Dress

E10183 B2W2 Princess Set

E10159 B2W2 Blue Superman Set

E10155 B2W2 Red+Black Set

80143 Romantic Flowers Retro Dress With Belt

68033 Korean Lantern Floral Dress

OD015 - Dress

MD001RD - Dress (Red)

MD010RD - Dress (Red)

Do check out Old And New Stuff For Sale for more great and affordable stuff!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Lunch At Robson Heights Seafood Restaurant, KL

After meeting with Alycia's teacher to get her report card, we went to Robson Heights Seafood Restaurant for lunch. This is to celebrate Alycia getting good grades and getting the top 10 position in class. She was yearning to eat crabs so daddy bought her a crab meal as a reward :D

We had marmite chicken...

Stir-fried 'tin kai' (toads) with ginger and spring onions and a steamed egg dish(that's for Baby)...

And a stir-fried glass noodles with crabs dish... but the girls didn't really like crabs cooked this way. They prefer steamed crabs, baked crabs or sweet & sour crabs.

The yellow stuff is salted egg yolk.

The noodles were ulmost untouched and we packed the noodles back and had them for dinner.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Angry With Jie Jie

Alycia and Sherilyn fights everyday, every single day over every single issue. I wonder why... coz Alycia is so patient and loving to Baby but is not the same with Sherilyn. Why I wonder!?? Each time they fight, I get headaches coz it's like a boys fight.

After a fallout one evening, Sherilyn refused to sit next to her jie jie at the dining table for dinner. And that's what she did:

This little fella has 'character', is pig-headed, bossy and demanding. I think she would turn out fine in future but for now, I'll just have to deal with her temper tantrums and overcome her dilly-dallying habit before she goes to Primary 1 in 1.5 years time.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Homemade Fish Head Mee Hoon @ Mid Valley

We were at Mid Valley Megamall about 3 weeks ago for a shopping spree. Before the shopping spree, we had dinner at the newly opened Homemade Fish Head Mee Hoon restaurant @ Mid Valley.

The menu....

Deep fried fish....

'Sui kau'

Alycia was all smiles when she saw the plate of fried rice ordered for her. She is a real 'fan thoong' and prefers rice to noodles and is the polar opposite of Sherilyn who only likes noodles.

'Wat tarn hor' (flat rice noodles cooked with beef slices, Cantonese style). The beef came half raw and we had to send the plate of noodles back to the kitchen to have the beef cooked again. Can you see the pinkish half-cooked beef slices?

Fish head mee hoon with big prawns. Though very tasty, I find the entire bowl of noodles and soup TOO salty for my palate.

Baby's dinner - the bowl of hot water on the right side was used to rinse the mee hoon before I fed her. I had brought along a flask of home boiled soup for her. When we eat out, I always ask for a bowl of hot water to wash away the sauces and oil from the food before feeding her.

For dessert, we had red bean with ice shavings and a scoope of ice cream. I find the red bean TOO sweet for my liking.

I would rate the food 6/10. Maybe I am just not used to eating food that is heavily seasoned with salt and sugar. I find that the broth far too salty and the dessert too sweet for my palate. I don't think I will return to this restaurant again, unless I run out of choices.

A Very Round Young Man

Every morning when I run round the neighborhood, I see this very ‘rounded’ young man walking his dog. He is quite good-looking with big eyes, fair skin good features, except for his very round belly and round face which make him look like a Chinese rocking doll haha! If only he would make an effort to start exercising or perhaps take some top diet pills to shed at least 10kg, I am sure he will sweep any girl off her feet!

Busy Day

Today is another super duper busy day for me. But despite my hectic schedule, I managed to whip up some good stuff for my kids. I cooked beef bolognaise spaghetti for lunch and a big pot of turmeric chicken for dinner. But I still haven’t gotten the time to finish reading the newspapers or to write a diet pill review. I still have several invoices to churn out, orders to submit to my suppliers and pictures to upload to my blogshop. It looks like I have to down a cup of coffee to stay awake tonight :(

Constipation And Acne

Constipation and the failure to move your bowels for days will cause acne and a poor complexion. When I hurt my back recently and could not exercise for 3 days, I suffered from constipation. Consequently, there was an outbreak of pimples on my face. But I didn’t get any acne treatments for the pimples. Thankfully after a few days, the pimples shrunk and faded. Now I have a flawless face again.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Restoran Bali Hai @ Gurney Drive Penang

When we were in Penang recently for Baby's bi-annually ultrasound scan, we indulged in a very sumptuous seafood lunch before we headed back to Ipoh. This restaurant is located along Gurney Drive, facing the sea and is a popular place for tourists to tuck into some very fresh and tasty seafood. We loved every dish that we ordered and we will definitely come back again. The only thing that I didn't like was that it was freaking hot at the restaurant. We went there on a sizzling afternoon and this restaurant is not air-conditioned. I was so hot that I went up to the big misty fan and stood right in front of it to cool my sweaty body down haha!

Go and drool over the pix now .....

Mantis prawn - deep fried with sauce

Salt-baked crabs...

Sherilyn dozed off while wiating for the food to come...

Colorful plastic balls were hung on the ceiling, to create a World Cup atmosphere...
You will find just about any type of live edible sea creatures in the long display of water tanks. I so wanted to try the Geoduck. I think it will probably cost all that I earn from my online shop if we were to choose just one Geoduck!

The restaurant is located along the famed Gurney Drive... it's partially open-air, so if you go there on a sweltering afternoon, be prepared to don on your skimpiest outfit.

Crabe meat shark's fins soup...

Stir-fried fresh scallops with fresh lily bulbs, brocolli, carrots, baby sweet corns and button mushrooms. The fresh scallops were indeed fresh and springy.

Braised yee mein with lobsters...

We had a finger-lickin, lip-smacking good seafood meal and we will definitely go there again, this time for dinner when it's cooler at night.