Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Perpustakaan Tun Uda & School Library

Sarah loves to spend time at bookshops since she was a toddler; she simply enjoys flipping through the books or listening to stories from us.

And then we came across some information about Perpustakaan Tun Uda at Shah Alam few months ago. It was the largest public library in Selangor and we decided to bring Sarah there, as we believe it will be an eye-opener for her since she never been to such place before.

It turned out we were impressed with the set up of the library; it is new, clean and the most of the places are fully carpeted…and their staffs were quite friendly too.



Sarah enjoyed herself so much in the children reading zone as it was well decorated with colourful furnitures and comfortable lighting. The gigantic “tree” and “hill” also helps to create a conducive reading atmosphere for her.



Kids are not allowed in other sections so we did not explore the whole library, but we did manage to borrow home some children books.



Sarah definitely learnt something from the visitation. She has a better understanding of library rules now, and it gives her courage to borrow the first book from school library recently.


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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Wall Sticker and Art

Sarah has been sleep on her own since a year ago; at that time, we did not do any renovation but with some Ikea furniture, her own room was set up. For Sarah, as long as the place decorated with things in pink, she was pleased.

And after that we’ve added some colors to the walls with wall sticker. Sarah get to pick her favorite patterns and it fits perfectly next to her bed. The stickers are good in quality as they are repositionable yet can still apply smoothly on the wall.





To further enhance the sense of belonging about the room, daddy suggested to Sarah to use her art works (from art lesson) as another wall décor. Daddy then put in some effort in framing the pictures and the outcome was wonderful.









With a little money and time spent, we have just transformed her slumber land into a playful and lively place.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Corn or Wart

Some of you may know about having corns between toes as Sarah started with three lumps on her right toes earlier last year; she wasn’t aware of it until I noticed them.



We tried using the corn plaster and drops to get rid of it, but end up her skin being scalded badly…seems like it is not the best remedy after all.

I was advised to use banana peel to eliminate the corns. We tried the method for two weeks, but it showed no improvement.

I was so disappointed and gave up. We told Sarah, since it does not affect her daily routine and caused no pain, we leave it as it is.

About a month the corns left untreated, its condition changed; now there is some black specks resembling cauliflower appear on the center of the lumps. After further check from internet we realized that Sarah is having warts on her toes.



Warts are contagious and must be dealt with fast before they spread to other family members.

Those medical websites do lay out the treatment options. We’ve tried few of it but they were so stubborn to get rid of, and more warts have been spread to other toes.

While I was desperately search for a best solution, I found this…



Finally, this remedy worked best on Sarah’s condition. It removed them quickly.

The warts did come back once after the initial treatment; with second treatment now that we hope it can cure this problem, once and for all.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Gold Coast Morib Resort

We’ve actually heard about the place few times before; it is near, it is inexpensive and it is on Groupon one day, so we just grab the deal.

The main attraction of the resort is their water park. Sarah and I jumped in straight even before we checked in to the hotel; and it was quite fun when we tried out the water slide. Sarah feel a bit scared after first try, so we just proceeded to other areas.





We had spent about two hours in the water park and then, I got a terrible sun burn! Maybe the sun block is not that high-grade and the burn is so bad (even till now). Sarah had it too, but she was ok after few days.



The room is spacious and cozy enough for us; the Jacuzzi in the bathroom makes us like it even more…



In the evening when we headed to the beach, the water has receded. Daddy and Sarah walked quite a distance to enjoy the sea and waves; the wind was extremely strong, hence we did not stayed long for the sand play.





The buffet dinner was okay. Sarah loves buffet, or maybe after swimming, as a result she help herself a lot during the meal time.



Well, in conclusion the place is more like a strip down version of Sunway Lagoon; the check-in process can be smoother, nevertheless, it’s still a good weekend getaway.

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Monday, February 17, 2014

So long, kindergarten

Now that Sarah’s already in her primary school, looking back, I guess we’ve chosen the right kindergarten all along.

Sarah had nothing but wonderful memories for her preschool; over the three years of kindy life, this shy girl has slowly gaining confidence in few aspects, for example making friends, talking with teachers and stage performance.



We always felt blessed as her teachers were ever helpful in building her self-belief. They guided her well and gave her opportunity to perform some duty in the class, and even let her play important role during her final year concert.

Speaking about the concert, we were at the front row watching Sarah acting and dancing. It was truly an amazing and proud moment that our little girl has grown up so much, right under our nose.















 



On the last day of the school, Sarah cried badly. She felt the heavy heart to leave her beloved teachers and friends, and she knows this is it. Move on, she must; and with the guidance and support she have hopefully it prepared well enough for her life in primary school.



















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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Final Year in Kindy (2013)

Gosh! This is such a backdated post; in fact, Sarah’s already at the primary school!

This post is all about Sarah’s last kindy progress report. It was also the final time we met teacher to talk about her class performance.

The good comments were Sarah behaved obediently in the class and her writing is quite neat; but the teacher is concerned about Sarah’s concentration, or the lack of it, sometimes.

Teacher related there was a time she double-copied things from the whiteboard (for homework). When checked with Sarah, she explained that sometimes she misinterpreted teacher’s instruction, hence, the double-copy.

For that, we encouraged her to speak out more with teachers if she needs any clarification, any time.

Let’s see things will get improve in the primary school…


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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Loose Tooth

Sarah is going through an exciting phase of her childhood now - she dropped her first baby teeth (upper central incisor) last month, and second one (lower central incisor) few days ago.

Furthermore, she got a third one which is wobbling!





It was by chance I checked on Sarah’s teeth and we were shock that it started to feel shaky; weeks later, it dropped out naturally while she was having her meal. The second one came out few days ago when she was about to take bath.



The tooth is now nicely kept in a small container, and we’ve told her about the tales of Tooth Fairy too. It meant so much to Sarah, it was quite a milestone…she is growing to be a big girl.



By the way, we can see that her permanent upper central incisor seems erupting soon…
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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Taman Tasik Titiwangsa

Part 1
For every KLite and Selangorean, Tasik Titiwangsa (or Lake Garden) needs no introducing.

During my childhood time, it was quite a popular recreation spot; I still remember the activity I loved the most was boat-paddling.

As we wish to let Sarah relive the fun, during last Hari Raya we decided to bring her there. Traffic was a breeze as we took just 30 minutes to reach the place.

It is such a huge park, with the famous lake. To our disappointment, the boat-paddling was not available due to public holiday (silly timing, huh?)

But it does have a big play set around, so we let Sarah spent some time there; and we promised her to return to the place, some day…






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Part 2

We do keep our words and planning to revisit Tasik Titiwangsa last Sunday; this time, we invited my sister’s family and our parents.

But our boat-paddling plan hit another snag.

Even before reaching there, my sister called to say that the place was filled to the brim with cars and runners…alas, it was KL Marathon day!

We got no choice but to detour back to our house…it became a family gathering day. Luckily Sarah and her cousins were not disappointing at all as there can still hang around at our neighborhood park.


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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Addendum (Sarah sixth birthday)

Before I forget, there is two addendums I wish to jot down in this blog as regards to Sarah’s sixth birthday.

The Gift
Being a girl, she desires to have the Barbie Vacation Glam House as her birthday gift…well, she got it this year.



It’s quite a huge set, and it is solid too; the house has a beautiful pink door and the double-storey movable tier make the house looks gorgeous and cool. I must say it worth the money paid.




Sushi
Another wish Sarah have for birthday is to dine at the sushi restaurant; she likes sushi but mostly we bought it from supermarket previously.

Her first dining experience there was awesome. The conveyor belt seems enough to keep her entertained for the entire meal.

We ordered kid’s meal for her; the food served slow, so she can finish it real fast once the food came.





Good foods and nice place, as expected, she already plans for the next visit when mommy’s birthday.
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Monday, November 4, 2013

Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)


For nature lover, I am sure Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) at Kepong should ring some bells.

My neighbours recommended it to us, and indeed what a great place it was. The surrounding are full of trees and greens, scenery landscapes and a small waterfall…it’s about time to sent Sarah back to Mother Nature.





We went there for picnic twice recently; the first outing was with neighbours and the subsequent time with our family members.





We all enjoyed the refreshing dip at the waterfall, and children like sand-play the most. There was another cool treat – the “fish spa”, which I let small fishes nibbling away the dead skin of my feet; it feel tickling and…weird.





So trust me, parent, it is worth to ask the kids to put down the iPad, and experience the great outdoor.

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Sunday, October 20, 2013

We Won! Thrice!

Once in a while, my fellow blogger friends (like June and Kylie) will tips me about some contest organized by certain company.

A case in point, we’ve just take part in three Barbie contests namely “Barbie colouring”, “Barbie fashion designer” and “Barbie and me look alike” in the space of two month, courtesy of Mattel.

In each time, Sarah and I worked together in completing the task. No doubt we are eyeing for the prizes, but I also forewarned her about putting too high hope.

And here are our entries…



Guess what, we win! Three out of three! So now, Sarah has two sets of Barbie Fashion Design Plates Kit and a set of Barbie Colour Stylin’ Hair Doll as her prized possession.



If this is not called luck then I don’t know what is.