Sunday, December 28, 2008

Winter Solace

Winter Solace is one of the few of those big days of each year which my parents insist that their children be coming back home for dinner.

Usually, the dumplings are bought from the Supermarket, but this year my mom wants Isabel and Ally to try making it themselves.

Isabel came up with several design, and this snail was one of it. There was a pencil, butterfly etc...

Isabel working the dough like Playdough

Ally didn't really care about the design, she just wants a big chuck of sugar in whatever she makes.

Its all about family...

Saturday, December 20, 2008

A trip to the salon

Though I mentioned hair cut here but the girls are very conservative when their hair is concern. Especially Isabel, she keep reminding me that she need her long hair so she can still bun it up during her ballet lesson. Ally is worst, she will never agree to short hair!

We went to Kimage in Rivervale Mall ( one of Isabel's favourite salon because they always offer her hair wash).

After they have settle down choosing their chair. The two automatically pick up the magazine and start flipping it.

It is also Ally's first experience!
Washing hair in the is what she expressed.
Ally: "Mummy, i like it cos it is very comfortable".

Isabel pose for me after she had her hair trimmed.

Here the girls getting ready to go christmas shopping with me after the hair cut.

Monday, December 15, 2008

First Visit

After more than 3 years, we came back to the Doctor who delivered our 2 girls for us.

We found out that he has been promoted to Head of the Department, and now opens a night clinic in a fancy part of KK hospital which claims to provide premium services. But beside the free flow of coffee and tea, I don't see any difference it has with the other clinic.

But whatever it is, I'm not interested. I'm here to see the doctor to ensure that my baby is ok. that's all that it matters.

The doctor gave us a wide smile and welcomed us back, asked a few standard questions and proceeded to do the scan.

All this while, even with the talks of the coming baby, the idea hasn't really sank in to me yet. But when the scan showed the little fetus's heart beating in the black and white monitor, my heart leaped. I felt a connection... He may be only 0.68cm, but he's there, my baby... the little blipping light seems to be waving at us, trying to get our attention to say hello. Well, he got our attention alright...

"Don't worry little guy, daddy's here! We'll keep you safe."


Monday, December 08, 2008

Kelong Trip

Last weekend, we spent 2 days 1 night in the fishing village of Kukup, Malaysia.

It was a simple place, where lives is simple... Although the fishing village has more or less commercialized becoming a resort for people who want to spent an inexpensive quiet weekend, it still has retained its original form for many years.

When we arrived, the first thing to hit us was the smell, we were wondering did it come from the sea or the stall selling salted fish.

The place has many photo-scenic spots, it should be a hot favorite for shutter bugs. Even with my 5 mega-pixel camera phone, I was able to take some very nice pictures.

The resort has bunker beds which the girls are very excited about, they've always wanted to try sleeping on the upper tier. Once they saw the bunker beds, they quickly climbed up and refused to come down.

To the two of them who are born and raised in the urban city, this is something new. They were saying that they enjoyed every moment of it. But the only thing about them is that they don't have the appetite to eat whenever they travel, it very frustrating to see them refusing food or eat very little during the trip.

We also went on a boat ride and visit fish farms out in the sea.

Interesting that most of the kelongs has a couple of dogs on it. I guess its better than installing a burglar alarm on it.

I know the water condition does not offer any big fishes, but I was just trying my luck to catch something and spent some father-daughters time with the girls.

At night, the owner even BBQ for us, he was very good at it, everything was charred to perfection, only thing was, he wasn't very generous with the seasoning.

I don't know how to play majong, but it can be used to play memory game with the kids.

Isabel learning to be a model...

As it was still early after we "Checked-out", we went to Jusco for a couple hours of shopping before heading back to Singapore.