Saturday, June 28, 2008

Crazy Fans...

I remember when i was young, I am a fan of "smurfs". I just find them cute, full of personality and characteristics....
But nowadays, time has changed. My girls says smurfs look ugly cos they are BLUE in color. And Isabel even comment that they are so "Boring"......sigh. They are no longer appealing to the kids in this century.

So what is in the trend now....

Both Isabel and Ally will tell you it is Hannah Montana and High School Musical. When I first heard about this two shows from them, I thought to myself...What is that??? Isn't that shows for the teens? Do they really understand the contents...Anyway, if you get the opportunity to talk to Isabel, she will ratter non stop on the songs they sung in the shows and the stories...even gossips like who is who's boyfriend or girlfriends....etc

Just in case you have not heard about Hannah Montana.
Hannah Montana is an American television series, which shown on Disney Channel. The series focuses on a girl who lives a double life as an average teenage school girl named Miley Stewart (played by Miley Cyrus) by day and a famous pop singer named Hannah Montana by night, concealing her real identity from the public, other than her close friends and family..... The rest, you will need to catch them on Disney channel.

Last week, the Disney channel showed Hannah Montana "Best of Both Worlds Concert" in 3-D. The girls were excited. And that even influence Daddy to go all the way to make 3 pairs of DIY 3-D glasses for them to watch the concert.

Here you can see both Ally and Isabel, happily enjoying the concert.

Don't you think nowadays kids are a little too mature for their age?

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Zoo 2008

It has been 1 year 3 months since we last visit the Zoo.

Since young, Zoo is one of the place that i will try to visit on a yearly basis. Not that i love the smell, but i simply enjoy the greenery and of course the animals. I manage to get the corporate zoo pass from my organisation and that will enable my family of 4 to enter the Zoo free of charge. And we also invite friends to join us for this wonderful trip.

Here is my family and 2 of my best friend , Amanda and Hui na. I have know both of them for nearly 20 years. Really thank God for friends like them.

Isabel and Ally trying to navigate the map

Starring: Verena, Kieran and Ally


We manage to catch the orang utan having their breakfast with their keepers. Here, we get a chance to be close to the orang utan. Btw, they were having milo and biscuits.


Job description: You are required to go on call 24hrs, 7 day a week with no off day and annual leave


"Hippo look-alike contest"

Cast your vote now!


Both Isabel and verena been helping to take care of Kieran.


We passby this plant and there's a sign that says this is a "Bak Zhang" plant. I have seen the dry bak zhang leaves but this is the first time in my life that i've seen the plant. By the way, when you go near the plant, you can even smell the fragrance coming out from the leaves.



Moving to the
Children Playground

After settling our lunch in KFC, we proceed to the chldren playground. We had brought along the kid's swim wear ,as this part of the zoo was a "must visit" place for them. The kids really enjoyed themselves in the water area.

Get change and keep moving.....

By now, the whole group of us were all very tired ( just look at our face)....especially the kids. So we keep telling them that we will buy them ice cream if they were to keep walking.

I'm sure all of us in the group will agree that we had had a wonderful time spending a total of around 6 hours in the zoo.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Family Portraits 2008

In the recent Mother's Day Celebration, our church set up 2 temporary make shift studio for the members to have their family's picture taken.
Our family happen to be the last family in the queue, thus was able to take a few more EXTRA shots! Indeed it is worth queueing.

Isabel has no problem when comes to taking pictures. As you can see, she will pose for us. It took us a while to warm up Ally, as she just couldn't look straight into the camera.

Wall Mural

I've always been inspired by those artists who can draw on the wall, not that I want to be one... but it looks nice to have one on my living room wall.

But I don't have the talent for it... yet. Until I found the instant wall mural stickers from IKEA.

I bought a packet and started to surf the Internet for ideas... I noticed a lot of them make it look like a hanging branch, I guess the feeling of the season "Fall" is pretty romantic. So I decided to have mine as "Japanese-fall-season-contemporary-zen" look.

I started with the main branch.

progressed to the smaller branches

Then added more branches and leaves

I placed falling flowers and leaves in the wind to create the effect of "Fall"

Does it have a cool autumn feeling?

The girls helped to stick the lower part of the pictures with flowers and humming birds.
This is the only time I allow them to place stickers on my wall. I told them not to add stickers of their own to it.

This is only part one of the project.
Stay tuned for more of "How to decorate your house with less than $30"

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Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Recent weekend, there was a tuberware party organized by a friend of ours, showing us her latest products and how to make cakes and pizzas the healthy way.

It turned out to be a gathering for the wives and children, and just like any other typical gathering, the husbands will hurdle together talked about cars and gadgets.

Some of the kids tried their creativity on designing the cup cakes

The designs keeps getting better.

I don't know how this was done, but I know how its eaten... ha ha ha