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…


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.


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.

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.

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.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Sixth Birthday

Sarah turned six on the 24th this month. To our surprise, this year she requested to celebrate the special day with her neighbourhood friends; in order to make the party more fun and meaningful, we’ve prepared some games, gifts and simple decorations.

It’s not an easy task to prepare a kid’s party but we are glad that everything turned out smoothly at the end.

And we are quite sure that was one of Sarah’s happiest day in the year.


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Fun Day Out to Seremban

Sarah and I have visit Ostrich Farm and Yakult Factory during school holiday. The trip was organized by a church group at our community; we paid a very reasonable fee in return of constant cheer and laughter throughout the outing.

And to make things more fun, my sister and neighbours (with their kids) were with us too!

Ostrich Farm
The one-hour bus ride first brought us to the Ostrich Farm. This place is much cleaner and have bigger compound compare to Port Dickson one; they have a guide to take us around the farm and explained all things about ostriches.

Due to the scorching hot sun, Sarah and I was hesitated to try out the ostrich ride; we also give it a miss for a chance to stand on its egg.

One funny thing about the farm is they got a lot of hungry goats wandering around and nibbling at our pants and bags…Sarah stood close to me the whole time to prevent become a goat feed.

After the 90 minutes visitation we had our lunch at a nearby café and then took off to the next destination.

Yakult Factory
It was the first for me and Sarah to have any factory tour. We got to see the entire production line of Yakult, but unfortunately photo-taking was prohibited…or else it will be quite good to share it here.

We learned about Yakult’s history too; Sarah found it interesting because it was presented in comic form. Of course, it won’t be a completed tour without any free sample of the cultured drink and goodies, so it is a big smile on Sarah’s face at the end.


Sunday, August 4, 2013

Balloon Twisting

I never expect to start twisting balloons myself, one day. It’s fascinating for me every time seeing a clown sculpting the balloons and turned them into animals, flowers or other shapes.

I am very afraid of its squeaking sound (moreover when it pop) but if I can overcome this, it will be a wonderful thing to do for Sarah…so I decided to give it a try!

My heart stop and my palm sweat when I bend and twist the balloons for the first time; it was a scary experience.

Till now, I’m still a beginner who depends on the tutorials from YouTube; and to do better I just have to practicing it more.

Monday, July 22, 2013

DIY Art Book

Sarah loves drawing, but let face it - she still needs a lot of improvement. The drawing she enjoyed the most were “stickmen” and “smiley faces”.

She not only would add smiley face to human but also animal.

It is enjoyable (and I can’t help but giggling inside) every time seeing how she puts her thoughts and imagination on paper.

To further encourage her, I’ve downloaded some step-by-step drawings guides from internet and compiled it into an Art Book.

Sarah has attempted to draw a few…although the outcome was not exactly the same as the original, but we were still pleased with her effort in trying.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

2013 School Holiday – Second Term (Part 2)

Sarah likes to watch food-making videos, and she will imitate those chefs’s way of preparing the foods; it is fun to see her acting and pretending like a professional.

Therefore, during the recent holiday we’ve signed her up for two food-related holiday classes – a Sushi making workshop and Food Fun class.

Sushi Making Workshop
It was a 2-hours workshop which conducted by a chef from Sushi King. Few of my friends and neighbour (with their kids) were there, so it is more like a gathering cum workshop.

I had great fun catching up with friends but for Sarah, she showed boring face initially when the chef explains about Sushi 101.

She only rejoiced when she was allowed to eat the sushi at the end of the class, and also brings home the goodie-bag and with bento set.


Food Fun Class
It was a five-day course which let Sarah participate in making some kid-friendly recipes at a nearby centre; as expected, she just loved it.

She said the teachers let her involved in some of the baking steps and also taught the knowledge of food science; besides, each of the children will bring home a portion of the food for tasting.

Everyday, when she reaches home she will just gobble up the stuffs she made at the centre.

Both of these holiday programmes were good to keep Sarah entertained, and also occupied her free time.
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Friday, June 28, 2013

2013 School Holiday - Second Term (Part 1)

Biking with Cousin
For Sarah, holiday will be extra fun when her cousin brother is around; as in the past, my mom and nephew were coming over for a short stay during the recent holiday.

Both the kids love each other’s company; and the activity they like the most are – hanging around at the park, morning and evening.

But this time, instead of fooling around, they also learned to ride bicycle. Maybe due to “peer pressure” and also the support from each other, it does fasten their learning pace.

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Colmar Tropicale (Bukit Tinggi Bentong)
We had our family trip to Colmar Tropicale at Bentong during the holiday. Well, since it is not a big hillside to wander around, it takes us just a couple of hours to explore the places.

Despite it was only a 2D1N stay, but as ever our main aim is to spent quality time with our family members.

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