Sunday, June 29, 2008

Stem cell latest discovery

Here's another great discovery by the C'elle Stem Cell Research Innovation centre. Apparently, this research centre made significant discovery by harvesting stem cell from menstrual fluid. It is reported that such innovation has received recognition in the life science field. Studies on menstrual stem cell have been published in the highly respected peer-reviewed scientific journal of Cell Transplantation. Hence, I guess it is one area that we ought to consider for health purposes. If you ask what menstrual stem cell can cure, well, I read that it could help those who are diabetes; has stroke and heart disease. What caught my attention was that it is also a potential anti-aging agent as well as can be considered for burn and wound healing therapies. I wonder how far has C’elle has gone into such research or discovery. I guess one way to find out is by going through the C'elle Client Testimonial or go to their site at www.Celle.com to find out more.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Smart Allie

I'm sure you'll agree with me that the children of today is really different from last time...at least during my time...what is really obvious is their intelligence is much more higher than when I was at their age...Allie my 3 years old niece is one pretty smart girl for her age. I can assure you that she always has smart answers for any question given to her...as I've announced earlier, she just had her baby brother Ryan yesterday morning. So I and another SIL visited them at the KK Specialist Centre as I was eager to meet baby Ryan and to visit my SIL of course. As I enter the room, Allie greeted me with her ever ready smile with a cheerful mood and proudly showing off her little baby brother. I told her baby Ryan is such a cute little baby boy and asked her if I could borrow him home for a little while. Guess what her answer was, she said "No, cannot. You have your own baby". I just couldn't help myself and started to laugh out loud upon hearing that...kids today are definitely smarter than during my time...I don't think I would be able to come out with such clever answer!! haha... She also once got jealous when her mom carried Ethan and guess what excuse she gave her mum...she told her mum " Mama don't carry Ethan, he is not yours!"

Magic!

Ever since I was a little girl, I've always been fascinated by the tricks (back then I thought it was real of course hehe...) made by many magicians. I honestly get goose bumps whenever they play the saw tricks as I keep wondering what if the pretty lady gets hurt when the magician tries to cut her body into two...the thought of that happening especially with a pool of blood on the stage still makes me shudder to this day... Anyway, those are the usual ones where they normally will start with the balls or fire balls in and out of their mouth, then the disappearing pigeon or flowers. There are those who do the human disappearing acts and many others. Houdini on the other hand has a special magic skill. He is of course famous for his escape skill which is really fascinating. Some said he was once a spy for Scotland Yard...But I wonder if it holds any truth...I know there's a biography on him out there but I've never really have the interest to read about him...at least for now...Well, those are magicians during the olden days...There are many modern ones today such as Cris Angel...Honestly, I don't know who this magician is but a search on Google told me that he is an American illusionist, musician, escapologist, stunt performer, and actor. Certainly a man with multiple talents isn't he. I read he is also best known for starring in his own television show, Criss Angel Mindfreak. I've yet to watch any of his shows yet but if you are staying in Las Vegas or better still if you're one of the guests of Luxor Hotel, why not watch his performance. The much awaited performance I heard include Cirque Du Soleil performance featuring CRISS ANGEL called "CRISS ANGEL Believe". Oh by the way, in case you don't know, there's a Text Message contest going on where you could win 2 tickets to watch 'CRISS ANGEL Believe' live!!

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Friday, June 27, 2008

Welcome Baby Ryan

I'm proud to present to you my new baby nephew - Baby Ryan Emmanuel T. :)


BOD: 27th June 2008
Time: 12.20am
Weight: 3.45 kg
Length: 47 cm

Congrats to both my big bro and SIL on their new bundle of joy!!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Oh nooo...

Yes, oh nooo... I did a mistake just now that luckily I realized my mistake before I log off from my lap top...dear oh dear...blame it on me rushing to get off as soon as possible so I can be with my precious Ethan...Anyway, on a different note, I don't how I end up on this particular site but I did... I came across a site that mentions about HD Radio Receiver and iPod tagging which I don't have much knowledge about... I am honestly not the type of person who is into all these HD radio...not even sure if we are using the HD radio technology at all here in Malaysia. But I heard about Texas High Definition Radio stations. They said HD radio is free and the good thing is that it provides crystal clear reception and that it enables you to have access to multiple radio stations too...

My independence level

Your Independence Level: High




You are extremely self reliant and autonomous.

You are definitely into doing your own thing.

But you also wouldn't turn down help if you needed it.

You follow your own path, but you don't do so blindly.

Dirt Devil

Yup, Dirt Devil, that's the name of the new energy saver vacuum cleaner. I personally think that this is just what we need especially during this crazy price hikes lately! If you ask me why, well it is because it consumes 70% less energy!! Not only that, it uses the cordless technology too. And on top of that, you can definitely trust the quality of this product as it has earned its rightful approval by the Energy Star! What a cool vacuum cleaner don't you think? If only they sell it here in Malaysia, I think I'll be one of the early birds that wouldn't mind queuing up for such a wonderful state-of-the-art technology. Hmm... Being the vacuum cleaner person rather than using other cleaning tools such as the broom…I will definitely give a go at it if it is available in Malaysia. I am not so sure about the price of this vacuum cleaner though. But if it uses 70% less energy, I would certainly think it is worth the hefty initial investment. Mainly because it certainly will save you a lot in terms of electricity bill in the long run right. Oh by the way, I hope that this brand has all sort of colours for choosy people like me to choose from because I would like to have a earthly green vacuum cleaner rather than the usual grey or black ones. Well, maybe they won’t have it in those colours but no harm in thinking about it right hee Ok, got to go now folks…later!

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Momom & Mama

Those are the two new words uttered by Ethan yesterday morning as informed by MIL :) Before that I've heard him saying "No" and "Do Do". FIL sings the Do Re Me song to him frequently so I guess he tries to sing along with his grandpa hee.. Other than those words...he usually will say "pa pa pa" and "da da da" He sometimes try to sing along when the music is on or when we sing to him or when he wants to "join" in our conversations - in his own language that is ;p

HD Radio

I'm one of those who loves to listen to the radio while driving... listening to music especially those happy sort of songs or even songs that have sentimental value to me will never fail to put a smile on my face... it is also helpful when I'm stuck in a jam or after a bad day...but normally I will stick to one radio station for quite a while before I change to another radio station. As of this morning, I am still listening to Hit FM mainly because of the two funny DJs :) Since I have this kind of habit for not changing radio stations till I am bored with it, I don't think I will realize if there are any new radio stations. Anyway, have you heard about high definition radio ? I've heard of it but I don't really know what so special about it. But somebody told me that a high definition radio allows iTunes Tagging and it is actually a digital version of the usual FM and AM. They said it is crystal clear and you can also access to many different radio stations. I also heard with iTunes Tagging downloading can be done much simpler. Sounds familiar? Not for me as am truly clueless when it comes to this kind of stuff! hehe..

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Were you or were you not?

Were you caught in the horrible jam due to some guys trying to be funny by spreading stupid rumours about the closure of all petrol stations by 4pm yesterday? I was informed of the "hoax" news around 2pm and although I was a bit skeptical about it initially but the "just in case" side of me got the better of me...so zoomed I went with a couple of colleagues to the nearby Shell station near Thsung Tsin High School. Thankfully the que has just started so it didn't take long for me to get my car's tank filled up. But oh man...the jam was really bad when I went back to MIL's home after work. How bad? Well, it took me an hour to reach my MIL's which was supposed to be about 30mins during high peak and about 20mins or less during low peak. But I think I shouldn't complain too much as I'm sure some people took a lot longer to reach their destinations...I'm pretty sure of this as when I was heading back to MIL's, at one of the traffic lights, the cars stopped and stayed idle due to the long que leading the petrol station, then the driver in front of me came out from his car and did some legs stretching...I bet he must have been driving and got stucked in the jam for much much longer time then me...poor guy hehe...

Anyway, I think people are getting a bit paranoid as petrol can be considered a necessity to most people and an increase in price and worst the thought of all the petrol stations being closed is one news that could really make people panic. I used to be able to fill up my tank below RM40 (that was in 1997 though hehe...) but with the price hike recently I'll have to pay almost RM80 for a full tank! Geez... I hope the government is going to do something about all these price hikes soon... and if they intend to again increase the price of petrol, do please have the decency to at least improve the public transport services. By doing so at least we have an option.. After all, we still do pay our income tax even with the price hikes and with no salary adjustment...what has become of our country lately? I certainly have a lot to say but I think I shall keep that to myself for now...sigh...

Monday, June 23, 2008

My digi cam is dead!

Arrrggghhhh....my digi cam is DEAD! At first I thought perhaps the batteries were not fully charged or were not properly charged...so I discharged and recharged them again...but NO it didn't turn on when I switch it on this morning!!! Until I get it fixed I will not be able to take candid pics of Ethan :( Oh maybe it is an excuse to get a new digi cam hehe...I think I'll bring it to the shop and get it repaired first...hmmm...what a bummer...

Anyway, I was talking about stem cell just now… but have you heard about menstrual stem cell? Maybe I am ignorant about it but it does sounds amazing and it is something new to my ears hehe... Anyway, this new stem cell service is being offered by C'elle and if you want to know All About C'elle and would like to Become C'elle Distributor please visit their site. I don't know if I would want to Become C'elle Distributor myself as I don't think I know much about this new technology yet. I must go read about it at their site for my own info then...

Pictures of Natural Pose

They are sooo adorable with their own natural pose aren't they :) These little cuties are Hakim and Aishah, the two precious gems of Neneth. They are both wearing the clothes that their mom bought from my Lil People Boutique :) These pieces are still available. So visit my online shop if you like them :)



Protection for both Mom & baby

When I was expecting our precious Ethan, hubby and I were contemplating on taking up the stem cell storage package upon his birth. But before we came to a decision, Ethan was eager to say hello to the world as he suddenly arrived when I was still 35 weeks 2 days. It was indeed a surprise (but most welcome and most pleasant surprise) to both me and hubby. Hence, due to his early arrival, we didn't manage to preserve his umblical cord for future potential use. Nonetheless, it is something that we would consider again when we plan for our second baby. There are many stem cell banks nowadays and one that offers Cryo-Cell Innovative Stem Cell Solutions is http://www.cryo-cell.com/. What caught my eyes was its "Protect Baby, Protect Mom" Special Limited-Time Introductory Offer. If you want to find out more about this special package, just give their site a visit to find out more about the Cryo-Cell's "Protect Baby, Protect Mom" package. I know I will ;p

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Nappy rash & cloth diaper

Ever since Ethan suffered his first nappy rash, I've decided to switch his disposable diapers to cloth diapers. I have read about cloth diaper (CD) even before Ethan was born, so when I see the nappy rash on Ethan, I quickly set my mind to give it a try as I didn't want to see Ethan suffers another nappy rash. Unfortunately, he did suffered nappy rash again even after I've put him on CDs...3 times to be exact. Once quite bad while the other two were a bit mild. When it happened again the third time, I was so upset and even thought of giving up on CDs (yeah even after that shopping spree hehe..). But I told myself, I should not give up just yet, as am sure something must be wrong, I thought maybe it's the way I wash the CDs, or perhaps the type of detergent that I use or the amount of detergent that I used, or is it because I didn't put on any nappy cream (I was told to avoid nappy cream if possible as such cream will affect the absorbency of the CDs), or most likely it could be the dettol which I used to disinfect the CDs. After several thoughts I suspected it could be the Dettol. As I noticed it was only after I started using it that the rashes seem to appear.

Anyway, I seeked advice from two CDs experts i.e. Grace of Lildanzell.com and Sandra of miabambina.com. I must say, I'm truly grateful to these two ladies for answering my emails especially Grace who actually called me up. Thank you so much ladies for your concerns and supports :) Both ladies told me that it could be the detergent that I used or the amount that I used (under or over use) and probably the usage or over usage of Dettol (Ethan might be sensitive to it as it does contains some chemical). Grace even told me that some babies are sensitive to micro fleece and Ethan could be one of them. I was then advised to wash all the CDs again with non-toxin and biodegradable detergent to wash away the residue on the CDs and then do a strip wash. I did just that on Sunday and even did one cycle of rinse and spin before and after the strip wash. Just to make sure all traces of dettol and soap residue is washed away. I think the strip wash was a good thing to do as the CDs smell and feel clean after that :)

I've put Ethan on CDs (he was on dispo on Sunday and Monday while waiting for the CDs to get dry) again yesterday and keep my fingers crossed that the nappy rash will not appear anymore. If it doesn't then the Dettol could be the culprit. Otherwise, he could be sensitive to micro fleece which will be a bummer coz what am I to do with his almost 40 pcs of CDs?? Well, if that really is the case, I am confident I could still put them up for sale as gently used CDs. But then again I hope I won't have to go to that extend as I do still feel CDs are better than disposable diapers. One example is that when I change his disposable diapers, I could feel the heat trapped inside as I open his dispo. But I don't experience this when I change his CDs. This shows how breathable CDs are. Another example, we still buy Huggies (for night use before he sleeps)as I have yet to put Ethan full time on CDs. But the amount has reduce tremendously - great cost savings for us.

Oh btw, Grace also recommended to me to use the Ecomax (powder form) non-toxin, biodegradable & environmental friendly detergent from Cosway which I bought for RM13.90 for the first pack and RM9.90 for the second pack this afternoon (its on promotion now) to wash the CDs (can be used to wash baby's clothes too). Another good detergent is of coz the expensive Charlie's Detergent which I find a bit too pricey for me. The price is RM59 for 2.64lbs. bag of laundry powder which however can be used up to 80 full wash load. You can get it from Baby Shasha & Mom . I will try out the Ecomax for now and see how it goes.

BTW, I saw this from BabyShashaNMom's blog and thought it would be good to share the info on how to wash CDs for all the CDs mommies out there :)


Here's the list of questions asked by Sandra when I told her about the nappy rash. This is just for my future reference on what could be the possible cause and perhaps you might find it useful too ;p

  • About nappy rash, is the rash dry or wet?
  • When you apply cream or medication, is it stick to the rash or slipped off?
  • How much detergent do you use and how many cd do you wash per time?
  • How much dettol do you use ?
  • Have you try to wash without dettol?
  • What nappy liner do you use? Have you try raw silk liner?
  • And again do you use pocket diapers only , have you try any fitted diapers? Or organic one?
  • Some baby got sensitive skin and will be better if they use cotton/organic material. This material wont give dry feeling on baby.

Here comes Mr. Postman again...

Yippie!! I got this in the mail yesterday morning...

Ethan's new leg warmers (Babylegs) which I got at a great bargain (RM55 for 2) from Mommy Biz. She still has a couple left (pinkish ones) so if you're interested go check out her site fast! ;p

Ohhh... and I managed to collect these cuties from Janelle's sis last Sunday!! Janelle made these CDs herself. Pretty good eh :)


BTW, these pics were grabbed from Janelle's blog hehe...

If you're wondering what materials did Janelle used, click here. I've just washed and put them on the line last nite...I can't wait to put them on Ethan :)

Flirty you?

I know there are some people who has superb flirting skills...I am not sure if they have it as inborn skills or learnt skills through experience or through trials and errors. I for one is hopeless when it comes to flirting coz I guess it is just not me to flirt. That is not good news as I do believe that a bit of flirting can comes in handy for certain situations. If you're late checking in for your flight for instance, you maybe able to use a bit of flirting skills (provided you approach the opposite gender) to help you get on that plane. There are some who use their subtle flirting skills to get a job or to get better pay. However, I do find myself feeling amused with people who tried to flirt but just doesn't seem to use the right pick up line. I am sure all of you must have encountered such incidents and I bet you and your friends would have a good laugh afterwards hehehe...Anyway, just for the fun of it, you may want to try your level of flirtatious behaviour by joining the Extreme Style by VO5 Ultimate Flirting Championship and try to achieve the Victory Hair. In the game, you can either be the judge or the flirter where you need to outflirt your opponent to get the so called victory hair ;p Please don't ask what was my score like as it was pretty pathetic!! hahaha...But if you're game for a good fun game, go try it out yourself! ;p


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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

What age do I act?


You Act Like You Are 26 Years Old


You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel like an adult, and you're optimistic about life.
You feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences.

You're still figuring out your place in the world and how you want your life to shape up.
The world is full of possibilities, and you can't wait to explore many of them.


Monday, June 16, 2008

What's with the price increase?

I’m sure like myself, many of you must be quite angry to hear of the recent price increase in petrol...I bet many of you were like me who was caught in the very long queue at the petrol station in order to enjoy the last few hours of cheaper petrol before the price hike too. Luckily I only had to endure the jamm/queue for less than half an hour..phew...I know some friends had to endure 2 blinking hours!!

Oh not only did the price for petrol has increased...am sure you’ve heard that the electricity price will go up too...Now that is also another frightening news as these stuff are like our daily needs. With the possibility of increase electricity tariff, we ought to find ways on how to reduce our electricity usage. One particular area which we could consider in our effort to consume less energy is the vacuum cleaner usage. If you're a vacuum cleaner person instead of sweeping person like me then this is one area we should try to find ways to save on electricity. I seldom use the sweeper as I feel using vacuum cleaner is easier plus I feel that it is a cleaner way to clean the dirt and dust in our apartment ;p Anyway, I need to find ways to cut down the usage of electricity without compromising cleanliness in our little crib. Perhaps one option is by using the Dirt Devil Why the Dirt Devil? Because this AccuCharge Stick Vac and Hand Vac uses 70% less energy!! Isn’t that good news!!?? No wonder this first cordless cleaning technolgy has earned Energy Star approval.


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Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day!!

Happy Father's Day Poem

A Dad is a person
who is loving and kind,
And often he knows
what you have on your mind.
He's someone who listens,
suggests, and defends.
A dad can be one
of your very best friends!
He's proud of your triumphs,
but when things go wrong,
A dad can be patient
and helpful and strong
In all that you do,
a dad's love plays a part.
There's always a place for him
deep in your heart.
And each year that passes,
you're even more glad,
More grateful and proud
just to call him your dad!
Thank you, Dad...
for listening and caring,
for giving and sharing,
but, especially, for just being you!
Happy Father's Day.


Happy Father's Day to all Daddies in the world and especially to my dad, FIL and of coz my darling hubby :)

Thursday, June 12, 2008

1 year old developments

We brought Ethan to his 1 year general check up at the Klinik Desa in Petagas on Monday. He still weights 9.8kg and is now 76cm. We were so proud of him as he only let go a short and small cry when the nurse gave him his MMR jab. He even looked at the needle, such a brave boy!! Anyway, the nurse told me that at 1 year old he can now eat soft rice instead of porridge which he has tasted without a fuss two nights ago. I'm also slowly changing his baby milk to milk for above 1 year old child. His latest skill is doing the "flying kiss".

Update:
I've been wanting to post this up for my own reference but keep delaying. Anyway, just want to record down the 12th month developments of my precious Ethan according to "What to expect the first year" (Murkoff et al, 2003):

By twelve months, you baby...should be able to:
  • walk holding on the furniture (cruise) - not quite. He can pull himself up in his cot or on the sofa though.
  • use a few gestures to needs met - he will make noise, forward his body, turn his body etc
...will probably be able to:
  • play patty-cake (clap hands) or wave by-bye (most children accomplish these feats by thirteen months) - he can clap hands, wave bye-bye and started to give flying kiss
  • drink from a cup independently - nope (am trying to get him to sip from the cup but he still refuse or maybe he doesn't know how to sip from the cup yet..)
  • pick up a tiny object neatly with tips of thumb and forefinger (many babies do not accomplish this until nearly fifteen months: continue to keep all dangerous objects out of baby's reach) - he tend to pick up tiny stuff from the floor if he sees them and able to feed himself his baby biscuits
  • stand alone momentarily (many don't accomplish this until thirteen months) - have not let him try to stand on his own
  • say "dada" or "mama" discriminately (most will say at least one of these by fourteen month) - definitely "dada" first ;p
... most possibly be able to
  • "play ball" (roll a ball back to you, many don't accomplish this feat until sixteen months) - he doesn't roll the ball, he will throw the ball at you instead ;p
  • stand alone well (many dont' accomplish this feat until sixteen months) - not yet
  • use immature jargoning (gibberish that sounds like a foreign language, half oa all babies don't start jargoning until after their first birthday, and many not unitl they are fifteen months old) - not sure what is jargoning means but he does make some sort of baby sounds as if he is talking or singing along with us when we sing ;p
  • walk well (three out of four babies don't walk well until thirteen and a half months, and many not until considerably later. Good crawlers may be slower to walk, late walking is rarely a cause of concern) - not walking yet
...may even be able to:
  • say three words or more other than "mama" or "dada" (a good half of all babies won't reach this stage until sixteen months) - not yet
  • respond to a one-stop command without gestures ('Give that to me" - without hand out; most children won't reach this stage until after their first birthday, many not until sixteen months)- not yet

Ethan in the early morning of his 1st birthday :)
Ethan during his 1st birthday party in his Levi's polo shirt from my Lil People Boutique (BTW, go check it out if you haven't seen the new arrivals...)- he looked a bit confuse with so many people around maybe hehehe...

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The morning after...

As we reached home from my parents' house after Ethan's birtday party, both hubby and me opened Ethan's presents and arranged them nicely on the floor in the living room (Ethan's new territory hee..) . It was hubby's great idea to see Ethan's reaction and of course to give him a nice surprise the next morning ;)

Ethan's presents before and after we, the parents, happily opened them up for him ;p

Below are a couple of video shots of how he enjoyed getting all those lovely gifts :) The first one when he first saw all the presents and the second one showing him playing with his favourite present which was hand picked by himself - the big teddy bear from his grand uncle Nicky and grand aunt Doris :)

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See how happy and excited our precious lil' boy was, thanks to all family members, relatives and friends for the wonderful birthday gifts and "ang pow" (red packet)!! :)

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Ethan's 1st Year Birthday Prayer

This was a prayer dedicated to Ethan especially from his "Aki" (grandpa in Kadazan language). It is such a lovely prayer which unintentionally missed out just before meal. Nonetheless, it was really sweet of my dad to actually prepare a special prayer for our special lil' boy, Ethan :) So I would like to preserve it here in my blog which goes...

O God, our Father in Heaven, Holy is Your Name. Today is a very special day for our family as we celebrate Ethan's 1st birthday, 1st born of Alvin and Joyce.

Thank You Dear Lord for bringing up Ethan safely through out the trying days up to now. Ethan is now one year old today. Guide and protect him safely from all the dangers of growing up as a child into maturity of manhood and grant that he may play well his part in this world as a role model. Let us all help him always so that he knows Jesus is his spiritual Mentor and Virgin Mother Mary as his spiritual Best Friend.

Bless both Alvin and Joyce for giving them this great privilege to raise Ethan. Help them to be true to their great responsibility and also to all those who are jointly associate to Ethan's upbringing with tender care and love.

Let us also always remember how Jesus says: "Whoever receive one such child in my Name receive me". We are happy to receive Jesus in this child, Ethan. We want to love and serve Jesus in this child, Ethan.

Thank you again our Father in Heaven, for giving us this privilege that we are able to celebrate Ethan's First Birthday. Please help us always to ensure that whatever we do and say are always good so that this little soul may copy our good deeds and that he may never be led astray in his life as he grows up.

All these we ask in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ and Redeemer. Amen.

Such beautiful prayer prepared by my Dad. Thanks a lot Dad, we all love you very much and thanks for always being there when we need you!! :)

Ethan with his "Aki"

Monday, June 9, 2008

Let's get the party started

We had a small 1st birthday bash for Ethan at my parents' home last Saturday. Here's a video and some photos for the sharing :)
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Here's a link to Aunt AgnesDiary entry on Ethan's bday bash :)

A cake with 1 candle


This was Ethan's 1st birthday cake. Isn't it cute? ;p The cake was made by Deana whom I asked to decorate the cake based on what Ethan enjoys i.e. his songs especially Old McDonald, Ba Ba Black sheep and the ABC songs. Hence, the animal farm theme and the alphabets around the cake. A 2.5kg yummy chocolate cake indeed! Thanks Deana, many have complimented how nice the decor was and of cos it tasted yummy too!! At the end of the day, we only left with a small portion of the cake even though with another 1kg cake :) (a surprise birthday cake for our friend Dominic who shares the same birthday as Ethan)

Here's the link to Deana's cakes blog on Ethan's birthday cake :)

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Sparkly day

There are two reasons why I feel today is a bright sparkly day although its a bit cloudy outside...First because my precious little baby Ethan is no longer a baby (sshhh..he is taking his morning nap now..) as he turns 1 year old today :) Secondly, my blog finally got approved by SocialSpark to start taking opportunities although I've done and entry about SocialSpark just a few days back:) So double yay for me!! Hee...Anyway, I would like to thank Hannie for helping me to get my coding installed properly. Without her and due to my laziness to go find out myself what went wrong I probably would still unable to start earning some extra pocket money hehe...So cheers to you Hannie!! :) So now I'm looking forward not only to make new online friends via this wonderful programme, but ultimately I am eager to take more opportunities from it. Call me greedy but hey why not grab a great opportunity to earn extra income while doing what I like i.e. blogging right. And oh...btw, another thing I like about this programe is their code of ethic. They do practice the followings:
-100% Audit-able In-Post Disclosure
-100% Transparency
-100% Real Opinions
-100% Search Engine Friendly

Not sure if you have noticed but I seldom update my blog a few days back ...well, that was due to me in my lazy mode...and yes, sorry though I have read all the comments that you folks wrote, but I haven't got around to answer all of them...I'm truly sorry if you think I've abandoned you...but worry not coz I didn't as I did read all the comments and really enjoy having comments in my blog...just that I was in a lazy mood (yeah I better be frank then making all sorts of excuses right...)But from today onwards, I will definately start replying comments and those in my chat box again okay :)

Oh well, I best stop writing nonsense now. Instead I should again remind you to go get yourself registered with socialspark.com asap :)

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Ethan Turns 1 Year Old!!

* Ethan at birth * 7th June 2007 (35 weeks 2 days)* 4.41pm * KK Specialist Centre * 2.8kg * 46cm *


Teddy bears and seas of blue
Smiling in honor of you
An infant, not long ago
Now, one candle is aglow
You are growing up so fast
How quickly a year has passed
You are special, sweet, and wise
A present before our eyes.

For a year, I’ve watched you shine
An angel I can call mine
Sent from Heaven, just for me
Filled with hope and dignity
A blessing, now and always
You brighten all of my days
Precious child, I love you so
More than anyone could know.

Baby’s breath and sun-filled skies
Ladybugs and lullabies
Starry nights and bright moonbeams
Tender hearts and lasting dreams
Each, a gift within your view
During this time, made for you
May only good things come your way
On this, your very first birthday.

© 2007 – Jill Eisnaugle’s Poetry Collection


Happy Birthday to you our precious Ethan!!!
We love you unconditionally!!
Hugs and kisses from mummy & daddy

Friday, June 6, 2008

My cheeky Ethan

Just some random pictures of my lil' precious ;p
















Care for Ikan Bakar?

For those who love to eat Ikan Bakar (barbequed fish), I would love to recommend you to try it out from the Sepai-Sepai stall which was just opened a month ago. The stall is at City Food Centre near Kelombong (the food centre opposite the Kelombong Shell station). I just love the sambal udang (prawn paste)!! Yummy yummy!! Go try it out during the weekend :)

You won't miss it because of this huge banner ;p

The ever friendly chief ;p
Just look at the yummy sambal udang ...slurp...slurp...makes me hungry now :(

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Free Mamograms Fund

I actually saw this Free Mammograms Fund Raising effort for women in need from Nick's blog. I thought it would be worth while to spread great efforts such as this in order to gather more funds for the needy women. So folks, I hope you'll join in by putting in a bit of effort to post this fund raising program in your blog to increase more daily click! But if you wish not to post about it, at least show your supports by clicking as many time as you want and daily if you can on the button below. Let's give hope to those in need...

The Breast Cancer Site