Sunday, October 17, 2010

Walking on...

Mama: You still want to go round the house again?
Baby: I want go garden.... go visit tortoise.....
Mama: Alright hold my hand and here you go....
Baby: *Walking not balance*.... Ah there's the garden! I want see bird too!
After watching the plants and birds....
Mama: Let's go visit tortoise now....
Baby: *Walking holding mummy's hand*
Mama: The tortoises are sleeping wor... let's go some where else.
Baby: *Walking towards the kitchen*
Mama: Well you are not suppose to go into the kitchen! Lets go somewhere else maybe your room?
Baby: *Walking to wards the room, holding mummy's hand still.
When reaching the room, Baby suddenly let go of her hands and hold on to the walls and start making spider-man's moves.... holding on to the wall and slide across the room.

Baby: One day I'll manage to walk by my self..... hheheheh :P

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Zen stories

I happened to stumble upon some intersting stories......... which are called Zen stories. I had wanted to search for some story books for my lil' bean and in the end I saw these wonderful zen stories.... (well not really spiritual) but more about moral.
I have indeed sort out a few which I think it is suitable for teacing kids about moral and attitude towards life. (Actually it does applies to everyone, no matter how old you are)!!
1. Letting Go
Two monks were returning to the monastery in the evening. It had rained and there were puddles of water on the road sides. At one place a beautiful young woman was standing unable to walk accross because of a puddle of water. The elder of the two monks went up to a her lifted her and left her on the other side of the road, and continued his way to the monastery.
In the evening the younger monk came to the elder monk and said, "Sir, as monks, we cannot touch a woman ?"
The elder monk answered "yes, brother".
Then the younger monk asks again, "but then Sir, how is that you lifted that woman on the roadside ?"
The elder monk smiled at him and told him " I left her on the other side of the road, but you are still carrying her."
2. The Blind Men and the Elephant

Several citizens ran into a hot argument about God and different religions, and each one could not agree to a common answer. So they came to the Lord Buddha to find out what exactly God looks like.
The Buddha asked his disciples to get a large magnificent elephant and four blind men. He then brought the four blind to the elephant and told them to find out what the elephant would "look" like.
The first blind men touched the elephant leg and reported that it "looked" like a pillar. The second blind man touched the elephant tummy and said that an elephant was a wall. The third blind man touched the elephant ear and said that it was a piece of cloth. The fourth blind man hold on to the tail and described the elephant as a piece of rope. And all of them ran into a hot argument about the "appearance" of an elephant.
The Buddha asked the citizens: "Each blind man had touched the elephant but each of them gives a different description of the animal. Which answer is right?"
3. Nothing Exists

Yamaoka Tesshu, as a young student of Zen, visited one master after another. He called upon Dokuon of Shokoku.
Desiring to show his attainment, he said: "The mind, Buddha, and sentient beings, after all, do not exist. The true nature of phenomena is emptiness. There is no realization, no delusion, no sage, no mediocrity. There is no giving and nothing to be received."
Dokuon, who was smoking quietly, said nothing. Suddenly he whacked Yamaoka with his bamboo pipe. This made the youth quite angry.
"If nothing exists," inquired Dokuon, "where did this anger come from?"
4. Maybe

Once upon the time there was an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years. One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbors came to visit. “Such bad luck,” they said sympathetically.
“Maybe,” the farmer replied.
The next morning the horse returned, bringing with it three other wild horses. “How wonderful,” the neighbors exclaimed.
“Maybe,” replied the old man.
The following day, his son tried to ride one of the untamed horses, was thrown, and broke his leg. The neighbors again came to offer their sympathy on his misfortune.
“Maybe,” answered the farmer.
The day after, military officials came to the village to draft young men into the army. Seeing that the son’s leg was broken, they passed him by. The neighbors congratulated the farmer on how well things had turned out.
“Maybe,” said the farmer.
5. Just Two Words
There once was a monastery that was very strict. Following a vow of silence, no one was allowed to speak at all. But there was one exception to this rule. Every ten years, the monks were permitted to speak just two words. After spending his first ten years at the monastery, one monk went to the head monk. “It has been ten years,” said the head monk. “What are the two words you would like to speak?”
“Bed… hard…” said the monk.
“I see,” replied the head monk.
Ten years later, the monk returned to the head monk’s office. “It has been ten more years,” said the head monk. “What are the two words you would like to speak?”
“Food… stinks…” said the monk.
“I see,” replied the head monk.
Yet another ten years passed and the monk once again met with the head monk who asked, “What are your two words now, after these ten years?”
“I… quit!” said the monk.
“Well, I can see why,” replied the head monk. “All you ever do is complain.”
Interesting stories........... :)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

My 2 favourite things of all time.

I honestly do not know why my lil' bean likes these 2 objects, but I am glad as these 2 of her favourite stuffs ease my job of putting her to sleep.
1. The Yellow Blanket aka. "Chou Chou".
This one blanket gets her to sleep easily, no matter where she goes, this one has to follow her all the way. It sooths her and calm her down, like in her own comfort zone. Whenever she's upset just throw her the blankie, she'll be fine! Amazing isn't it? After smelling it for a while she will be happy once again.
2. The Dooodoll aka. "DooDoo".

Well, I bought this doll for her from MPH Bookstore.... weird place to find a doll for kids; well it was a love at first sight..... she fell in love with it since the minute she sets eyes on it. I really do not know why, there are many other dolls but she chooses this one doll. Luckily she did not get one with weird eyes or expressions.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Bishop Dress

After researching around for some time, I decided to make a dress for my lil' bean for her first birthday! So this is it! This is also my first attempt on creating the smocking, not bad huh! :)
I love the colour combination of this dress, and the cotton lace that I found from the shop. The cost of this dress is quite high.... almost near to RM100! That's because it is pure cotton! Hope my lil' bean likes it!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

2010 Grand Prix SIngapore

I have always wanted to go see a F1 Grand Prix at least once in my lifetime........ and my dream came true. This is one of the places to go in my List other than PARIS. After being grounded for almost 2 years finally I get the chance to travel again for a god damn good reason, the GP! Thanks bro for the birthday present, you make this dream of mine came true! Love ya XOXO!
Fancy Lantern everywhere..... and of course the people.......... luckily no rain that night!

The Huge crowd...... seeing people come from everywhere.....preparing for the excitement that will take your breath away!
Ok let me say that I have got a good spot, as in standing high on the grand stand platform in Zone 4. How come I got to stand high up and got a nice view....... it is because we went there early like around 5pm to reserve the place until like say 8pm in the evening when the final GP starts. Let me say, luckily there were 4 of us so 2 of my group went to buy some food and drinks, while another 2 of us stand there waiting. That's how we got the nice spot!

Guess who won in the end....... !!! Well, my skills in photography is still intact with me. I manage to capture the fastest car like using just a simple Canon Power Shot S90. Not even using Zoom lenses. LOL!
After Party in the Esplanade........ a DJ spinning in the outdoor theater! Mariah Carey performing on stage........ a few beers to end the night! Had a fantastic weekend! Cheers everyone!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Baby First Grab...

When my baby turn one, we did a small mini ceremony according to the Chinese tradition. This tradition has been on going for ages and used to be very superstitious; but now in modern times it is more like an activity for fun. Indeed my baby has lotsa fun!

This tradition is named "Zhua Zhou"(抓周) or Grabbing Test, which used to predicts infant's future career path, personality traits and interests. A number of things are to be presented in front of the baby, so he/she can choose and grab what she likes or prefers.

I had place 12 different objects in front of my daughter for her to grab and Er...hem.... I am not revealing what she grabs.... just only the things that I placed before her.
  1. A Bag
  2. A Stethoscope
  3. A Measuring tool
  4. A Money bill
  5. A Tambourine
  6. A Box of jeweleries
  7. A Book
  8. A Hammer
  9. A Brush
  10. A Seal
  11. A Cooking utensil
  12. A Toy Doggie


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