Saturday, January 31, 2015

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

pink pink pink

year of the sheep is right around the corner...
time is passing by way too quickly....

talking about pink,
it has been little bb's favorite color ever since he could recognize colors...
he told us his favorite color is "all the colors"
not pink anymore?
"no....  i like all the colors"

we suspect he was teased by others....
people either gave him a funny look or the standard response "but you are a boy!"
whenever he said his favorite color is pink...

and, i seriously have an issue with this...
it's disheartening to think that he has to cover up to avoid being ridiculed...

what's wrong with pink and boys?
it's just a color.

just because someone else likes blue or think boys should like blue
doesn't mean you have to conform.
stay true to yourself my boy.

and yes,
i bought him a pink blanket.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Sunday, January 25, 2015

sunday, late afternoon

after watching the snail and the whale,
we found ourselves at Oi! again.

no mirrors and reflections this time.
what we found was action in quietness...

first there was story reading on the lawn,
followed by writing and guitar playing,
then stamping, drawing, cutting and pasting....
little bb drew himself, make submarines, wrote chinese characters which we didn't know he knew......

we put two of our drawings in envelopes to be mailed back to us via the post.
we were told that this project is to capture thoughts, moods, experience at a particular moment in time in words....
when we receive these words in the post, they will bring back memories, etc....

it was a quiet but fun short break from the city.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

almost there

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getting there....
perhaps we can try removing the training wheels next week

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

something new

bunting for the little corner

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

small talks, big things


we read a book about time,
the story of time.

open and shut your eye = 1 second
open and shut your eye 10 times = 10 seconds
open and shut your eye 60 times = 1 minute

time passes by quickly when you are happy
time is as slow as snail when you feel lonely

either way
time passes by
and we can not go back in time
don't waste your time


little bb is usually curious and won't stop asking "why"
but tonight, he didn't ask much about (2) and (3)
he sat there and listened.
he is probably trying to digest (2) and (3).

as for (1)
we have much fun taking turns to blink our eyes for each other to tell how many seconds have passed.


the other night,
we were talking about prayers.
and how to pray to God.

"mami, i just prayed
but why God didn't say a word to me?"
while pointing at the cross.

God is everywhere (why mami why mami?)
God will show you his answers to your prays in many different ways.
you have to observe and find it yourself (why mami why mami???)


Monday, January 19, 2015

Sunday, January 18, 2015

first attempt

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lifted up the training wheels a bit
and he has his first attempt this afternoon....

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whenever he needed a break,
he flew with his scooter

Saturday, January 17, 2015

happy go lucky

after watching the gruffalo,
we were very lucky to bump into the street music performance.
weather today was just right for it..
a little bit chilly without the jacket
but all warmed up with the performance.

the street music series by jockey club
didn't really know about it
but am so happy we do now!
upcoming concerts here.

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Friday, January 16, 2015

and the rest of our xmas holidays

treasure hunting
food gobbling
at PMQ

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watched a marvelous performance of the snowman and the bear by the city chamber orchestra of hong kong

boxing day afternoon tea at our favorite place for xmas

little bb has his first ever movie theater experience...  don't think we watched more than 1/3 of the movie as he was too scared of baymax *laugh*  we kept going in and out of the theater....

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

dec 24, at work

fun day for kids at work....

last year, little bb was too shy to raise his hand to take part in this...
this year, he wasn't anymore....

my little big boy.

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

my village

decorating gingerbread house is one of the most addictive thing....
i am already looking forward to christmas!

the one on far right is done by little bb.....  
it is surprising that there are still some candies left on his house!

Monday, January 12, 2015

dec 21, run run run

his second athletic competition...
tried the 20m, 30, bean bag toss and mommy-child relay.

we were the 2nd runner up in the mommy-child relay!
we could have been the 1st runner up if he would let go of the rubber ring and just let me run my part!  
instead, he kept holding the ring when i got hold of it already....
so, we ran together to the finishing line....

there were only three teams in our race.  *laugh laugh laugh*