Friday, January 31, 2014

Happy Chinese New Year 2014

"Gong Xi Fa Cai" from us all in Ipoh:

Thursday, January 30, 2014

2014 Chinese New Year Eve

We headed back to Ipoh on the eve of Chinese New Year. As with last year we went back in 2 cars. We left Penang first as Ah Ma had to go to the temple to pray for Tou-tou as coincidentally it was the 100th day of this death.

The car was fully loaded and the traffic to Ipoh was heavy but not crawling. We just had to slow down at certain parts of the highway especially where there was a slope and some cars had to slow down.

We arrived in Ipoh just on time for lunch. It was Penang Hokkien Mee. Yummy..

Later more of the family began to arrive and it was a lovely gathering. It's been quite a while since we've been back to the Ipoh house.

Ah Kong and Ah Ma arrived soon. Rooms had to be sorted out and then it was soon dinner time. Dinner was pohpiah. It sure was a lot of hard work. Daddy and Jack Chek-chek were the assistant chef that day as they helped to stir thoroughly the ingredients.

Look at the yummy pohpiah..

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

School CNY Celebration

Today is the last day before you break for Chinese New Year.  As with last year, there was no lessons.  Instead there were singing and performances for the Pesta Ang Pow. Children were told to come in their home clothing, or better yet CNY costume.
You initially wanted to wear home clothes but then decided to wear your Chinese costume which Ee-ee had bought for you from China.
I'm glad we got to pick you up from school as I didn't get to see you in the costume before school. I was wondering how I'd be able to spot you among the children in their colorful clothing.  But luckily, you were waiting at the gate so you spotted me first.
Here's a shot of my handsome man:

Evan Helps Evelyn

To undress so that you can play in the garden before you have a shower

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Evelyn's 1st Visit to the Market

Today was the replacement class for Ko-ko. As I was already awake and daddu had a very late night, I decided to follow Ah Ma to the market.  It's a very good time to visit the market because it's the final weekend before Chinese New Year.  So the market was crowded with many people selling things.
You were very interested in the colorful things being sold. Then we followed Ah Ma to buy fish. Took this picture of you watching the man remove the fish scales:

We went to many places to run some errands and so you fell asleep by the time we got home.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Kisses and Hugs Makes My Day

I'm so glad that you are still at the age where you don't mind giving me kisses and hugs still. Of course, if I'm dressed up for work which means I've got lipstick on you won't allow me to kiss you for fear of having a lipstick mark on your cheek. Then again, naughty you will always wipe your cheek after receiving a juicy kiss.
Evelyn on the other hand still doesn't know how to give kisses.  Sometimes when she's in the mood, she'll put her mouth over my nose and say "muahh". Just like how she gives her "flying kisses". For now I'm contented with the big hugs and smiles I get from her.
MUAHHH to my two precious "RotiBans".

Monday, January 20, 2014

Evelyn's Pearly Whites

Tried really hard to get you to smile.  You were ok before I took out my phone to take a picture.  But once I whip out my phone... you refuse to cooperate!!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Evan Cooks

Mummy and daddy are on leave today so no lunch today. So I had to cook my own lunch...

... just kidding. Mummy and daddy are both standing around watching me like a hawk!!

Hurricane Evelyn

This is what I do when mummy and daddy are not looking...

That's for not paying any attention to me!!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Snack Monster

One of your current favourite word is "mummum". So we'll give you a bowl with snacks and you'll sit on the staircase to enjoy your snacks.
When you're done you'll look for Kakak to give her your bowl after we ask you to.
But tonight, you decided that we didn't give you enough.  You kept asking for more "mummum". After one too many rounds, Kakak had to take the bowl  away from you. Of course, you screamed and cried when she took the bowl.. then forgot about the bowl 5 seconds later.��

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Late to Pick Up Evan

We've been busy at work the past 2 days so we left work rather late and were late to pick you up. I'm proud to say that you are ok with us being late.  The first day you stood at the usual spot waiting for me. Poor thing, you were all sweaty and carrying your heave school bag. In the car you asked for permission to wait at the benches instead of near the gates.
So yesterday when we were late again, I found you waiting for me at the benches (not carrying your bag) and happily chatting with your friends.
My have you grown up. I remember clearly when we were late for the first time last year I found you sobbing and all sweaty while waiting for me. And we were only 5 minutes late then. The school had more kids waiting for their ride home then than there were yesterday. 

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Evelyn Makes Everyone's Day

On our way home from dinner tonight you were playing peek-a-boo with daddy when he asked you to call him and you repeated what he asked you to say: Da-da.
Next Ko-ko asked you to repeat after him:
Evan: Say "Ma-ma"
Evelyn: Ma-ma
*big grin on my face*

Evan: Say "Ah Ma"
Evelyn: Ma

Evan: Say "Ah Kong"
Evelyn: Kong Kong

Evan: Say "Ko-ko"
Evelyn: Ko ko ko ko ko

So everyone's happy as you decided to call us all. Ko-ko is especially happy. He says you called him so many times which means you love him the most.