Monday, November 30, 2009

The Precious Gift List

Every now and then, me and my hubby will be wondering and dream of how fast our baby will grow...... and there are so many things we wish to tell her or want her to do or become or even hope that she will know and learn what we have amiss when we were young.
Then there is this lists of things that we wish and want to give her or provide her or teach her; well so I have agreed that we should make a list of things and stuff that we wish her to know and learn before we forget what it is when she grow up later.
And so this Precious Gift List will soon be produced whenever we feel that it is necessary to teach her things later in her life. In this way both me and hubby will understand what are the basic things that we both agree to teach her and when we should execute it. It is a common goal and also help to remind us what we should do then.
I believe this Precious Gift List will be the most precious gift that we will provide to our little angel.
Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.
Anne Frank

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Baby's Huggy Pouch II

I promise to show you this larger version of huggy pouch... so here it is. As you can view from the picture; this larger version can wrap around baby's whole body across the chest or tummy area. This will give baby a more hugging feeling when she's sleeping. If the materials are made of felt or cashmere then it can double serve as a mini blanket too! As our weather here is so hot, although it is made of cotton, it is a mini blankie for my baby. LOL!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Origami Mobile

It's been weeks that I wanted to buy a singing mobile for my baby and attach it to her cot; then again while searching for it... I find it either too expensive or some not to my taste. In the end, I made this myself for my little one. No music though just simple Origami Crane and Box. I have found some old Japanese colour origami rice paper and I bought a red and white wrapping paper to match it. Viola.... here's my hand-made origami mobile! It's lovely right? :)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Baby's Huggy Pouch I

Oh... I have been having back ache due to carrying my baby around till she sleeps. It's a bad habit and I'm trying to get rid of it. SO, I have come to a conclusion that I should make a Huggy Pouch for her. So this is my version of huggy pouch after consulting my mother and grandmother.
I sew this "Rice Huggy Pouch" for my little one to sample. As you can see, she love her favourite pose when she sleeps that is hands up all the time! Whenever there's a loud sound she might be awake and cry out loud so this pouch is useful in another way. And you know what it works pretty well. Phew! Now I don't have to carry her till she sleeps and she's sleeps well as if there's mommy's hand patting her all the time! Fantastic don't you think. This one I made it smaller and I have create another bigger one as well, will show it when it's done!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Herbal Mutton Stew

It's been a while I have not upload a recipe. So now back to it, this is one delicious Herbal Mutton Stew/Soup. You must be wondering what it taste like... well it's kinda like a beef stew but it's using mutton that's all. To my surprise the mutton taste good and not so smelly like some mutton soup.
Right, I cooked this soup for myself only because the rest of my family members feel it's too heaty. I must say it is a heaty kinda stew but if you like you can add in more water to make it slightly diluted so it's not as heaty as it is. Personally, I love heaty stuff and furthermore I'm suppose still taking confinement food so this is good for me to restore my "Qi". LOL.
So here's the recipe if you all wish to try! It's yummy food for me. Hubby did try a bit and says it's good too! Hah!
  • 450g Lean Mutton (cut into large chunks)
  • 30g Dried Longan -Herb
  • 10 silvers Wai San (Chinese Yam)- Herb
  • 2 Tbsp Gei Chi ( Chinese Wolfberries )- Herb
  • 1.5 litres Water
  • Salt to taste
Just Combine all in a pot/claypot. Simmer for at least 2 hours. Do skim of any fat floating on top.
Easy right... give it a try and let me know! :)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Sexy Women...

Oh I just finish reading The Flirt by Kathleen Tessaro. A remarkable novel, it's a romantic comedy, very inspiring indeed too. I want to quote what the book mention about women's sexiness.
Here's an interesting fact:
What is the most sexy part in a woman?
Guess you will never get the correct answer. LOL
The most raw and potent part of sexiness in a woman is her IMAGINATION.
Don't believe me? Ask any woman you know and they will finally reveal and tell you this; not all woman will admit but it is so very true. If not tell me why woman sometimes find her lover boring and does not understand her all the time.... it is because woman like to imagine while man prefer the visual part... that's why people invent pornography for men and not woman!
Also you can see that woman love to buy things to inspire their imagination and hopefuly wish their counterpart will jump into their vision but then again hell..... the man would just jump in and get straight to the point. Well few men will join into those imagination hah! So that's the different between men and women.

So now you get it! :P

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Dreams O Dreams...

Talking about dreams, as I watch my little one grow each day, I do know that she dreams a lot as most of the time she's sleeping. I was wondering what kind of dreams she may be encountering each day.
I sometimes see her smile in her dreams and even laugh out loud till she's shaking... obviously she's having a pleasant dream like maybe she dreams of me playing with her? I wonder....
Then again she has her nightmares too, she will suddenly cry out loud and then continue to sleep after that... I wonder again what kind of bad dream she may be having.... like chasing after her bottle of milk? Hmmm... sometimes she will be sucking in her dreams as I can watch her sucking her way when she's sleeping; must be dreaming of teats I guess.
I am very fascinated by her expressions and moods while she's sleeping.... this may be a tiny episode in her life but quite entertaining to me. It is kind of interesting to guess what she's been dreaming as I feel that she has just arrive in this world and does not even yet recognize her surroundings; yet she already started to feel the abstract world in her dreams how peculiar indeed!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Baby's language development...

So far I have not yet buy any sort of toy for my child. By now she has started learning to listen and observe me whenever I speak to her. She does listen to music as well as I played the CD whenever I can... even when she's sleeping. I think she loves Frank Sinatra's songs. LOL.
She has tried many times to repeat after me when I speak to her, but to no avail she will just make tiny sounds like Oooos and Aaaas. Well it's interesting to see her developing her own language and sounds at this moment. A moment which I will not miss out! :)
Women as the guardians of children possess a great power.
They are the moulders of their children's personalities and the arbiters of their development.
- Ann Oakley

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

What is Beauty?

While browsing through the net I came across an interesting fact about "Women and Beauty". What is the definition of Beauty in women today? I am a fashion designer and of course I will keep on pursuing the dream of perfectness in all women... especially their beauty and body.
What I am proposing here is the facts about beauty.
First of all, all women are beautiful if, they are not lazy about presenting their own image.
Well then again what people perceive as beautiful depends on the eye of the beholder. Like who the woman wants to presents herself to; her hubby? her child? her family? her friends? or the public?
The myth is we must all wear makeup, get a hairdo, get a dress that suits and pair up with shoes and accessories. Oh trust me, we do not do that often, especially when you are on your way to do grocery shopping or pick up your kids at school.
Now what is beauty again?
  • First about makeup....... why airbrush off the true face of a woman and erase her true identity, power and history?
  • Hairdo..... why bother to colour your hair and done up nicely while you tie it all up whenever you are busy?
  • Dress..... why buy an expensive dress and want to remain in a certain shape while one does not keep their health in good condition?
  • Shoes..... if you bother to spend money on all the above... why not get a pair of good shoes that lasts and not one that is easily broke and uncomfortable?
  • Accessories... if you feel this is not important at all please don't bother to dress up!

If you really want to look good, do it everyday... not only on your wedding day or birthday only. Your identity and image is important, give yourself a chance and not excuse of being busy, no matter who you are dressing for, I always say you dress for yourself and no other person. The last thing we need is people telling us what to do with our body and image.

P/S: Oh do keep in mind that PLEASE dress according to who you are and not what you want! There's a big difference! A ten year old is not suppose to dress like her mother, likewise her mother should not dress like her child!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Pampering myself - Body Massage!

Indeed I need to pamper myself although Baby is my first priority. If I am not strong enough my baby will suffer too. Well, of course I could ask hubby to help massage my neck and shoulder, but then again he's tired too. Ideally a masseur would be best solution; So, once a week I have my masseur come over to give me a full body massage. Talking about over indulgent, I think I deserve it after all the long nights of waking up and carrying baby, I do not feel it's wasting money. Then again, my husband said he too need a massage.... haha see I am not the only one needs pampering after all.
I have tried two different masseur and find them both effective in both ways.
First is Lady Kim - expert in Siamese type of massage for post-natal women.
Second is Lady Aning - expert in Indonesian type of massage for post-natal women too.
Their price varies and they use different ointment and technique as well. The duration is about an hour to an hour and a half. So I obviously can relax during my massaging time while hubby taking care of baby. LOL

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Baby's Fullmoon celebration!

Baby's fullmoon celebration was indeed a big deal for both hubby's family and mine. Each has their ideal version of celebrating the ordeal. As for me any kind of celebration are welcome.
First we had a dinner celebration with erm.... 15 tables which is about 150 people. Phew.... it wasn't my kind of celebration but it's ok for me. Then my parents also invite people to dinner in conjuction with my grandma's birthday... and that's another 16 tables which is 160 people; ok it is double happiness for grandma and my family. SO that's like a lot of presents and angpows too.
Then... that's not all. OMG! Some of the far relatives and friends are given "Nasi Kunyit and red eggs". Then last but not least, I have chosen to give out little cuppies which are shown here in the picture below, to my funky friends which are more modern and hip... not the traditional ones la or else they'll screw me and say why no red eggs?!?
Well I love these cuppies and have order some to give away....... so this will be those little memories that my baby will get to see and remember what her HUGE family did for her! LOL :P

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Oh My Look!

Baby & Me photo........ well I think it's time to show my face as I look skinnier than before. LOL! Thanks to Baby, I don't have enough sleep all the time and also look tired. I now know why people do not brestfeed because it is very tiring. Ok I am not showing my body because it is still out of shape and all my previous pants and bla..bla.. still cannot fit in me! Ermm.. me cannot fit in them actually! :P
This picture was taken after I took care of baby for one week only by myself. I know baby is 6 weeks old..... only.


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