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Sunday, June 4, 2017

When I Lost my Voice

I had a bad bout of sore throat and cough recently.

For two days, I lost my voice.  When Erin asked her usual non stop questions, I whispered softly that I have no voice.

Her solution....

Erin : Mummy, come closer to me.
Me : ?
Erin : Make your mouth into an "O" shape.
Me :  - made an "O" shape" -
Erin  :  - she came close to my mouth and shouted "Aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh"
Me : ??
Erin : You said you had no voice right?  See I gave you voice already.  Now you should be able to talk.

If only it's so easy to get my voice back!!!!  ;-)


My little "voice giver" 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Crochet Amigurumi - Project #2 and #3

Completed project # 2 and #3!
First project here.


Brown "Forever Friends Bear" for Erin


Took some work in progress photos
See the top right photo?  I accidentally made 3 hands. Duh! 


Pink Bear finally has a friend!
Actually, when I was still making brown bear, Erin made the pink one "talk" to the brown one.  
Pink Bear : Brown bear, when you are ready, I want to MARRY you!
Hahahaha 


Girls with their one-of-a-kind crochet bears 


Project # 3.

Pink Bunny in progress  


Pink Bunny done! 


Hello! 


My 3 creations 


I'm itching to start my 4th project now.  Hmm.... what shall I make this time?

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Family Karaoke

We tried karaoke for the first time recently - small room for just the 4 of us.
Girls said they were a little nervous and may not want to sing.  Ok... I said just try loh.  I figured it would be good for them to feel comfortable with the microphone.  (I used to be terrified to hold one! Just talking into the mike used to make me feel jittery, and when I hear my projected jittery voice, I get even more nervous!)

We paid for the shortest time duration which was RM 12 for one hour per person, inclusive of one bottomless drink each.

BUT when the actual session started.... just look what happened.

They HOGGED the microphones!!! 
Couple of times, I started singing and less than 30 secs later, I can feel the mike being pulled from my hands.  haha 



Turned out to be an enjoyable session indeed and 1 hour flew by so fast. They sang songs from their favourite cartoons (Moana, Frozen etc) and their favourite singers (Ed Sheeran, Ellie Goulding etc etc)

Next time, we can take the 3 hour package which works out much cheaper per hour  :-) 


Thursday, March 30, 2017

Art & Craft

Looked through my old blog posts recently and Erin saw photos of the craft I did with Elyssa last time.  "Mummy, why you never do Art and Craft with me?", she asked.  Ooops!!

So during the school holidays, did a simple paper plate craft with the girls.

Paint, Paint 


Both girls hard at work 

Draw eyes with Sharpie Pen 


Done!  Paper plate lion completed! 

Elyssa made a white rabbit too


Now gotta think of next craft activity ;-) 


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Cheeky Erin




Recent conversation with Lil Cheeky Erin -

Erin  :   Mummy, smell my hand!
Me    : 'sniff'.  Why so smelly?
Erin   : "lift up hands"  Because I just touched my armpits.  See... my armpit so sweaty and smelly!
Me    :   ??????!!!! 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Langkawi Holiday - CNY 2016

Another super back dated post.  One year to be exact!  Langkawi holiday was CNY 2016. Haha..well, better late than never!

It was a lovely short holiday at Langkawi - 2 nights at Tanjung Rhu hotel (absolutely LOVELY hotel!) and then 2 nights at City Bayview Hotel (uhm..any hotel after Tg Rhu definitely pales in comparison)

Took a firefly flight this round
So convenient to fly out from Subang airport 

So excited to start our holiday 


Less than 2 hours later, we were at this amazing place... Tg Rhu Resort

Just so serene

We were lucky to catch a CNY lion dance that day 

Lion dance by the beach! 


Caught a lion by the beach  :-) 


Family photo with one of the lions 


Love this swimming pool ! 


Afternoon tea break with a lovely view 

Alcoholic drink by the pool that night. Hic!
Buy 1-free 1 during happy hours. It's Langkawi after all. 
Girls wanted to watch tv in the room so we did something new this round - left them there!  Taught Elyssa how to call us and we were just 5 mins away within the hotel grounds anyway. 
It was nice to just drink and chat by the poolside and then the beachside. (without hearing "Mummy!" every 10 mins. haha) 

Good night Day 1!
--- to be continued -- 

Friday, February 17, 2017

Big Scare

Elyssa gave us such a big scare last month.

She was running at my parent's place, slipped on the wet floor (already told her not to run as the maids were mopping the floor) and hit her head hard on the floor.  Poor girl cried and cried.  I wasn't particularly worried at first.  Tot it was just another fall.  About an hour later, she still complained her head was painful. We went back home and then she started packing her bags for school the next day. Seeing she was fine, hubby and I went for a short after-dinner walk around the neighbourhood.  Came home to find her crying away.  Okay.... so brought her up to her room to sleep.

My heart stopped for a beat when she suddenly cried and asked "Mummy, where are you?" Uhm? I was sitting right in front of her! She said everything was dark and she couldn't see anything.  (room lights were on).

Hubby panicked and said better to bring her to A&E immediately. What if there was a concussion? A head injury?  

So off we went to the hospital.  While waiting for the doctor, she vomited her dinner.  Aiks, lagi panic. Doctor attended to her, said her signs were ok but suggested to do MRI anyway. 


Elyssa and her MRI
(ok, this mummy just HAD to snap a quick photo)  
She had to close her eyes and not move, while we all had to leave the room 



Phew, luckily MRI results were fine.  But doctor suggested to admit her for observation.  No further drama that night and she got discharged the next morning. 


All fine and dandy during discharge! 
Only the pricey premium room was available that night.  Ouch! Had to top up since it was over the insurance coverage limit. 

Even got private patio area! 


Such a huge scare but luckily turned out to be no big deal.  The fall must have caused some internal swelling, which pressed on the optic nerve which led to the sight blurness / temporary blindness.

Phew!