Thursday, August 26, 2010

not in the best of myself this week.
need to stay home to rest for a week as dr wasn't too satisfied with my condition...
had a not so pleasant conversation last night....
then the very very very sad news....  sincerely hope those who survived stay strong and positive.


am going to go out for a walk later in the afternoon
maybe some fresh air will help.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

reshuffled
























last weekend was probably the most tiring weekend for me in many months.
somotu and i spent the whole of last weekend to re-organize, clean, tidy up the house.
somotu was responsible for the storage room
while i was responsible for my zakka room....
sat, we were up till 3am.....
by sunday, we emptied out enough space for future use....

there were some very difficult decisions to make when it came to my zakka room....
i figured that i could no longer have the "luxury" to have the whole room just for zakka!
condensed a lot of stuff into limited spaces.....
reshuffled things....
in the end, i was able to free up enough space from the cabinet....

we also decided to free up another storage space in the living room....
so i had to move all the "most-listened-to" CDs into my zakka room.....
now the box is sitting happily next to the window....

bottled
























a friend is going to paris for a week.....
and asked whether i would like her to get anything back....
hmmmm.....
the whole of paris!
excess baggage?
then maybe just bottled something from paris for me!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

turning 4

























happy birthday sugar bb ~~~
you are always mama's sweetheart ~~~

Monday, August 16, 2010

just in time













it has been quite boring in the music space (for me)...
there hasn't been any new releases that caught my ears....
then one day, i heard her familiar voice on the radio....
she is back!

went to get her latest release over the weekend....
definitely a good buy!

and i kept staring at the pictures in the booklet...
oh how i wish i could also be by the seaside, feeling the sea breezes and listening to the waves...
how free!

there are a lot of good ones in this release...
but i could only find the one being plugged on the radio so far:






oh and all the songs are also being played here
have a listen!

the great escape






















yes, the babies are too furious....
little squirrel 1, 2 and 3 got so scared
hence, they are rushing to their hiding place......























so rushed that they didn't care head or tail.... 
"everyone!  just squeeze in!!!!!"
























safe.....................

Saturday, August 14, 2010

NKOTB - the poor squirrel


poor squirrel being torn by the overly excited brownie and sugar
sugar, "i want the tail"
brownie, "i want the head"




brownie, "changed my mind.... i want the head and tummy"






















almost like the kiss























thought brownie was being a gentleman and let sugar have it all??





not really!!!























actually, no need to fight over the squirrel,
there are more than just one!!!




























and plus the home of the squirrels ~ the fat little tree trunk!
that's very smart of you brownie, to play with both the squirrel and tree trunk at the same time....



























some peace at the end.....
brownie and sugar's mouths are "stuffed".....
no spare room to fight

Friday, August 13, 2010

the mimi-s & i








the mimi-s = brownie and sugar
why "the mimi-s"?
no reason....
i just like calling them different names all the time....
sometimes i call them "the bebe-s",
sometimes "the geegee-s"
sometimes "the googoo-s"
and many many other names.....

last weekend, i called "the bebe-s come to mama"....
so that i could have pictures of them with me ~ the current "me".

Monday, August 9, 2010

getting started





thanks joanna for lending me these books
i have been sitting on them for quite awhile,
but thought i should really start reading, working on them now.
there are so many things i want to learn how to make.
i think the easiest thing to start with is baby bibs,
then i want to move on to shoes, hats, wraps, overalls.....







i have read through some of them,
and now have come to a point where i can't find the materials i want.
all the fabrics shown in these books are oh-so-soft and gentle....
and the colors are so well coordinated....
i have tried to look around, but couldn't find any that is close...


if you know where i can find such fabrics, please let me know!
what i am looking for are organic cotton (with and without pattern), #3 as shown in the picture above (it's towel like), #5 (waffle with and without pattern)






















and best if they are in beige in various shades, brown.... natural colors....

Sunday, August 8, 2010

our saturday

the first half of yesterday was quite packed....

woke up early for the baby expo.
we have never been to one and just wanted to see what it is about.
when we got there, there were already alot of people.
the brandy brandy booths like johnson baby, enfapro have long long lines of ppl lining up for freebies...
of course somotu did not have the patience to wait in line....
i think we were probably the few couples who didn't get as many freebies...
the only freebies we got was a tiny diaper, a recycle bag and a CD demo on learning english.

about those booths on learning english....
some sales said to us that bb should start learning english now....
then showed us flash cards which at the touch of a specially designed pen, the name of the object shown on the flash card would be spoken out loud via the pen....
you could even adjust the speed of the word being spoken from slow to fast....
the card which was shown to us has a picture of a dog on it.  "DOG" in perfect english accent.... then followed by "wow wow"
the sales said "all words are pronounced with perfect english accent".....  went on and on and on.
i looked at somotu and i knew he found it ridiculous...
so we moved on....
i asked somotu what did he think of the english learning stuff....
he said, "we have two real dogs at home.  so we can just point at the dogs and teach bb ourselves!  no need to pay $$$$ for them!!"... "and i can teach bb the perfect local accent!".... "who cares about accent as long as bb can speak and ppl understand?"
i said, "then i must also get a cat, a rabbit, a mouse.........  so our bb will know more than just dogs"......
i have always wanted more pets at home....  good!  haha

we then had a quick lunch before i rushed off to my massage session.
a friend recommended this place to me.
the lady specializes in massaging for pregnant women.
i desperately need one!  i feel like my whole body is broken, especially my shoulders...
the session is 1.5 hours only....  i wished it was longer...

right after, we went to CWB to do more errands..
boy, was it hot yesterday...
poor somotu looked as if he was soaked in rain... only it wasn't rain... he was extremely hot...

got home around 5pm....
glad to be home after a long hot day....

Thursday, August 5, 2010

girls' day out


went shopping with the girls the other day...
it's been awhile since all of us shopped together.
i didn't think i would be able to get anything that day.
but was just as happy spending time with the girls and of course, watching them drop $$....


but i was wrong....
towards the end of the day, we stopped by two shops in the mall....
and i was actually able to find something that i can fit into!!!


i love this vest!  love the pale pinkish color and love the cutting....
it will go with a lot of my beige and white tops and pants....




then i saw this pale pink mid-sleeves cardigan....

love the layer of lace






















and the best buy of the day is this pair of pants....
was very surprised that i could fit in!
and it is surprisingly comfortable too....
so happy that i got one in this color and another in black....

we all love this pair of pants so much that each of us got both colors....
and the sales lady said, "now you girls have bought all the stock i have left!"
haha

it's always fun hanging out with the girls....
and it would be really funny if we all wear the same pants next time we meet.....



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today we attended the first pre-natal class at the hospital....
to be honest, i found it pretty boring...
well, maybe i wasn't in a very good condition today.. especially tired and sleepy.
almost fell asleep....
perhaps the next class will be more interesting....

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

NKOTB - the first act

the babies going crazy after their new victims - NKOTB































Monday, August 2, 2010

NKOTB






















New Kids On The Block

change



















i never thought i would get ear holes when i was little.
in fact, i would say i was never feminine when i was little.
for the most of my high school years in hk, i had really really short hair.
so short that sometimes people would mistaken me as a boy,
and sometimes, even thought i was my younger brother!
and the funny thing is, i used to be very happy when people gave these kind of comments!

it wasn't until i was sent to boarding school that changes slowly kicked in...
i was living in a dorm, sharing rooms with girls.
slowly, i was influenced by them.... 
girly talks, girly outfit, girly look....
for the two years spent in high school,
i started wearing skirts more, put away sneakers, permed my hair,
and getting ear holes.
not just two ear holes, but more..... 

now only a few of the ear holes would let earrings go through.
i usually only wear earrings on weekdays when i go to work.
there is a pair which meant the world to me....  it was from grandma....

recently, i have been wearing earrings again on weekends...
probably because of all the physical changes due to my current condition...
i feel so big and clumsy that i just want to feel a bit "prettier".....
i know a small pair of earrings doesn't really do that much of a difference.
probably no one can tell i am wearing them anyway...
but they do make me feel better....  ^_^



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my appetite hasn't really changed that much,
though i do crave for two things:
iced lemon tea and fresh fruits
i was very disappointed when the fresh fruit boxes were sold out today...


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i have read on blogs and heard others claiming that they can't see their
own feet at some point in time.
tonight, after dinner, i was walking around the house, i looked down,
and
i finally think i have an idea of what they are talking about!!!!


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i was asked whether i am listening to classical music at home for calming, etc etc reasons...
no no no
i am still listening to the type of music i fancy all along....
right now, i am listening to a jazzy version of "let it snow"....
hmmm.... christmas.... i love christmas... and it's not too far away!
ho ho ho