Friday, February 25, 2011

Darren is One...

...this Sunday!

He has 6 teeth. You can't see the 4 upper teeth unless you do the facelift on him.

He climbs stairs. And the couch. And to the TOP of the couch.

He took his first two steps last night. It was surreal.

He points to wherever he wants to go or whatever he wants.

He LOVES food. And remote controls. And phones.

He puts his hand onto his ears like a phone when you say Hello?Hello?

He opens and closes his palm when we say Bye Bye!

He does a mild head-bang when he hears catchy music and when we say Dance Dance!

He loves to smile.

He is ticklish.

He enjoys going out. ANYWHERE out of the house.

He looks adorable when he cries.

He adores his big brother. It is mutual.

He is absolutely a charm.

Happy Birthday sweetiepie.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Send-Me-To-Outer-Space Stick

This thing here is probably one of the few inventions in the world that has never failed to wreak a woman's nerves (and her man), whether it is a wanted or an unwanted outcome.
Do you remember collecting your SPM results? Or STPM results? Or receiving your acceptance/rejection letter to your University of choice? THIS is 100x more exhilarating and scary. It is THE examination result of your entire life! My heart had beaten so fast and hard that it thrusted out of my chest cavity ala Alien.

You know these things are so fast these days. In the instruction leaflet, it says wait for at least 3 mortal minutes. But in reality, the line becomes visible within nano-minutes. They're like GTI sticks! Before your heart even have the chance to launch itself out ala Alien, you will be able to see emerging line(s). Just like checking online Magnum4D results on your iPhone.

Now, your man was probably next to you the whole time but you never notice him. Your mind is SO focused on the stick that you don't want to see any other sticks at the moment.

This stick has given me some of my best and not-so-best memories. But I tell you one thing for sure, no matter what you felt then, after 9 months, it is THE best outcome you will ever experience.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Where is it where is it.

He'd be sitting on the floor and we'd be playing around him, rolling balls and pushing toy cars to him. A ball or a car would roll over under the TV console and then he would crawl fast towards it and halt to this position.

Where is it?

Where is it?

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Happy End of Lunar New Year

Year of the Bunny-Wunny will bring peace and luck. That's what I feel because bunnies are peaceful pets and they are the luckiest zodiac sign, so they say. We ushered in the new year in JB again this year because of my ahem.. delicate condition. It was fabulous. I had the greatest reason to NOT do anything. And I was blessed with an abundance of good food cooked by my talented sister-in-law and my grandmother.

We mostly stayed home, enjoying the cool breezy evenings around our street.

FOUR generations on the same chair. Now THAT's radical.

It's nice to be home during the CNY :)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

To My Dear Boys (About School Bullies and Suicides):

It's no joke. I get very disturbed when I hear or read news about youngters' suicides. It is a mother's greatest fear and sorrow. If one of you EVER do it, I swear on my beloved sewing machine that I will carbon-monoxide myself, hunt you down and wallop your cranium to pieces.

Really, it's no joke.

Suicide is still a rather sensitive topic despite its increase of late. No one wants to talk about it openly, and I think that is not helping the society at all. Like everything else, kids need to be educated on this. And like everything else too, a lot of factors lead kids to this path. One of them is school bullies.

They come in many forms. Most of them, without the horns and tail. But boy, are they devious. These soul-snatching asswipes are the mother's worst enemies. SO, please don't be a bully, or I swear I will wallop your cranium to pieces, and burn all your comic books. But if you are victimized by one, God help me, I will form a tribunal to bring 'em down. I told you I get very disturbed.

OK, I think there are mainly two forms of school bullies. First, the physical type. They use physical intimidation. They may or may not be bigger and chunkier than you but they have bigger guts. They DARE to wallop you. This, I can't help you. You can either fight back verbally with your brains but I reckon they won't understand, being ninkampoops that they are. But I'll let you in on something. I heard that once you fight back with gusto, they stop bullying you immediately. I have also heard of this advice given by a father to his son, "Don't fight, try to avoid it if you can, but if you gotta fight, you must win".

Second, the mental type. Ooohhh, this one is the real killer. They may hurl you words that sting and damage your self-esteem and confidence. They may make fun of you in front of the entire class, they may spread embarrassing stories or lies about you. And worse spread them on Facebook. Of course this is worst case scenario. I believe things won't get this bad. If it does, let me know. Another tribunal.

I end this with a quote.

First they ignore you,
then they laugh at you,
then they fight you,
then you win.
- Mahatma Gandhi