Wednesday, May 31, 2017

first encounter with the superheroes

thanks to big brother,
bbb tagged along to big brother friend's birthday party...

he had his first encounter with iron man and spider man!

p.s.  big brother wasn't a bit thrilled about the special appearance
of these two superheroes which used to be his favorite...

when i asked him why he was excited, he just shrugged his shoulders...
big boy.... 
or maybe not quite

he said his number one now is pokemon

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

smoothies time!

i am addicted to smoothies....
this round, it's
chia seeds

Monday, May 29, 2017

embroidered monogram... the 2nd one

this second one is for a very good friend of mine
she is the first one on the list
after my mom
because she lives in another city
and i don't get to see her very often

knowing we will be meeting up
i quickly get my hands working on this zipper pouch
with the monogram of her nickname hand stitched on it...

not the best of work
but hope she likes it

my goal is to make one for each of my girl friends

Sunday, May 28, 2017


by the diligent storekeeper....

who counts and re-counts
and re-recounts

Saturday, May 27, 2017

quiet moments to myself means.....

thinking and planning
what to make next (i.e. when i have the luxury of spare time)

Friday, May 26, 2017

quiet moments to myself means.............

admiring and studying the details of finely made lace........

especially those special finds from another city....  

Thursday, May 25, 2017

quiet moments to myself means.........

vintage millinery leaves and stamens...

admiring the details
the delicacy

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

quiet moments to myself means....

going through my drawers
digging out little treasures like these....

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

story telling: greninja

i think i am getting pretty good at coming up with stories within a split second

(it was supposed to be a nightly ritual
but i have been coming home late last week....)
little bb asked me to tell him a story

and these were his instructions:
tell me a story 
with me, alexis, bethanie and lumax...
and greninja
and how greninja evolved to fight the monster...."

at a blink of an eye
i told this story

one fine day
four best friends,
andre, alexis, bethanie, and lumax
spent a lovely afternoon
playing at the green lawn at the new disney hotel.

they were playing frisbee
laughing and giggling

when alexis was supposed to catch the frisbee
he missed it...
and the frisbee flew into a forest behind them.

the forest looked dark....

none of them dared to go in...

they came up with the hamburger game 
to see who would need to go in and get the frisbee back...

so they go
"hamburger hamburger...."
after a few rounds,
bethanie ended being the one....

she took a deep breathe and started walking towards the forest
the other three stepped forward and joined her
they wouldn't bear seeing one of their best friends having to face the scary forest
all by herself...

so together
hand in hand they marched in.

the forest was dark and deep

in the quietness
they suddenly heard a faint sound

it became louder and louder
they could hear
"greninja greninja"

very soon a saw a pokemon ball beside a tree

it was greninja!

andre asked if it wanted to become their pokemon
it said "greninja greninja!" (which means yes yes)

and greninja helped them find their frisbee

just when greninja was waving at the children with the frisbee in its hand
a black shadow snatched the frisbee!

it was a monster!
a marshmallow monster!

the children and greninja tried to take the frisbee back
but marshmallow monster
sent troops of tiny marshmallow monster babies 
which glued themselves onto the children....

seeing the children in danger
greninja evolved into super mega geninja
and took the frisbee back from marshmallow monster

the tiny marshmallow monster babies melted 
and the children were set free

together they went back to the green lawn with their frisbee
and new found friend, greninja.......

the end


Monday, May 22, 2017


they do things together

Sunday, May 21, 2017

little book worms

i think we can start letting bbb follow his brother
around book shops....

Saturday, May 20, 2017

look who's walking!!!!!

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bbb can walk a few more steps by himself!

it was friday night,
i came home
and saw this little body walking towards me,
all by himself!!!

he has been taking a couple of steps for awhile
but it was definitely the first time
he could go so far by himself
(i.e. from the sofa to the dining table)

over the weekend,
we practiced more walking

Friday, May 19, 2017

smoothie time!

mint leaves
chia seeds


Thursday, May 18, 2017

look who's smiling!

our happy boy

oh yes

he needs grooming.......  

when he lays down
i can't figure which is his head
and which is his pat pat


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

mother's day gift for mom


my first zipper pouch with floral embroidery
and tassle

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

one saturday morning

it almost always started and ended the same

little bb would start off saying he wants bbb's company
and would take out all the toys to play with little brother
(as seen here, he took out the blocks)

perhaps maybe
after 2 minutes
he would switch and said he wants to play with me instead
(as seen here, he was getting the star wars monopoly ready)



Monday, May 15, 2017

sometimes, being a big brother is better than being a superhero

you get to hug

and you get to protect 
the little one

Sunday, May 14, 2017

mother's day

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first time playing in a playground together
for bbb and little bb

little bb has a brother to play with
don't need to look for playmates all the time

that's my best mother's day present

bbb is getting better at walking...

Saturday, May 13, 2017

mother's day celebration

it was the annual mother's day celebration at school couple days ago
took the day off so that i could arrive on time

last year, i was overloaded with little presents
this year, i was covered in books

as the home room teacher asked the children to read to their mommies
when we returned to the classroom from the chapel


Friday, May 12, 2017

more fun with the new toy

continuing my adventure with the new toy, the handy blender

it was supposed to be my breakfast
someone is very interested in it.........

what's in?
~ cucumber
~ apple
~ lemon 
~ honey
~ chia seeds


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Monday, May 8, 2017

mama's new toy!

seeing all the mouth-watering and beautifully arranged smoothie bowls on IG
i finally couldn't resist the temptation
and got myself a super handy blender 

mine are far far far away from all those pictures on IG
in terms of appearance
they are yummy enough for me!
of course,

my first trial was
- apple, red dates, wolfberries, chia seeds and honey
it was yummy and unbelievably filling!

my second attempt was
- dragon fruit, blueberries, yoghurt and chia seeds
texture was less thick than the first one but yummy enough

i love how easy and adventurous you can get with making smoothie bowls...
basically you can through in anything you fancy,

Sunday, May 7, 2017

stitching addiction

finally, i found some time to give floral stitching a try!

Saturday, May 6, 2017

cutest little thief

saturday morning
while big brother is having his chinese class

this little one decided to go through mama's precious collection of lace and ribbons

and yes, the weather is finally right and bbb is of the right size to put on this overall
i made for little bb when he was around eight months old....

and i am wondering how in the world i was able to find time to make so many things
for little bb back then...

i wish i had 72 hours in a day for all the things i wanna achieve!

i can never really get enough of these little toes....
*munch*  *munch*

Friday, May 5, 2017

cuddling up

the 3 boys.......

obviously brownie decided not to join the cuddling in the end

it's too crazy for our little old man!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

first's: walking on the greenest grass & meeting mickey

this is yet, the greenest grass little bb has walked on ever
and he enjoyed every bit of it

at one point, he grabbed the grass and wanted to eat them!

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and he wasn't a bit afraid of the human size mouse... *lol*

it reminded me of little bb
he wasn't afraid of mickey until he was around 3 years old...
i guess it was the time when he was "old" enough to realize something's wrong 
with a human size mouse who walks on two feet

his first sliding experience

bbb's first sliding experience..

big brother was very keen to slide with bbb
he insisted to take little brother
and the first slide together...

i didn't realize he was humming to the tune of incy wincy spider while helping little brother up the slide
until i played back the short video

i think it's really cute *smile*

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