Monday, January 23, 2012

1st day CNY

I just came back from visiting my in-laws on the 1st day of Chinese New Year. It is drizzling now and I am supposed to be taking a nap but I find myself blogging instead. This year, CNY is slightly different as my spouse cooked the vegetarian meal for his whole family this time and it was a success!

Here's wishing all my blogger friends who are celebrating Chinese New Year: happiness, good health, wisdom, courage, prosperity and peace in this year of the dragon!

The Magnificent Flying Dragon

Our version of "yu sheng".

I helped my sister baked these cookies!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Knowing me

Today I am pleasantly surprised to see my name being mentioned in this post by M in her "Living Dizzy" blog. Thank you, M! I’ve been reading M's blog and also her previous blog for some time now and find her to be a strong lady who has overcome many obstacles living with pain and dizziness.

So in appreciation of this mention, I will participate and reveal 7 things about myself that my blogger friends might not know.

Seven Things You May Not Know About Me.


I was told that when I was about 6 months old, my mother left me alone for a while in a stroller in our garden. When she came back for me, she saw a monkey hugging me (my face facing her chest) with me still sitting in the stroller. She shouted and chased the monkey away. In the haste of a quick getaway, the monkey accidentally scratched my forehead which needed 3 stitches.

So now I have a very faint scar on my forehead. No, unlike Harry Potter, it does not glow and no, I can't understand monkeys chatters.


I dislike the house geckos (house lizards) because they kept dropping onto my head from the ceiling when I was young.


I can eat a bowl of 8 tablespoons of instant oatmeal mixed with plain hot water with ease at one go so as long as there is a packet of instant oatmeal and a bowl of plain hot water, I won't die of hunger.


One night, while I was sleeping in my University hostel, I woke up from sleep with a terrible stomach pain and couldn't sleep after that. In the morning, when the pain had subsided a bit, I walked to the clinic alone and was diagnosed with appendicitis.


I have traveled 3 times in an ambulance with the siren on: 1. I was the patient. 2. I was accompanying my late father. 3. I was accompanying my spouse.


When I was young, I wanted to be the Magical Princess Gigi.


My favourite colour is red.

That's all. Thanks again M!

Monday, January 9, 2012

New year, new life

A big welcome to baby boy! May he grow up to be healthy, happy, kind and wise!

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The parents have not registered his name yet. When I visited them, the whole family is so joyful and the mother is just learning to breastfeed him as he is their firstborn.

Here's wishing the parents plenty of wisdom and patient in bringing him up to be a well-adjusted and kind person.