Thursday, May 28, 2009
I must say that kids these days are really alot more technologically advance than we were. I only learnt how to press the start button of the computer at age 18 and finally mastered most of the basic programmes when I was 19.
The other day Ace saw me using the computer and insisted that he wanted to play games on the computer. Because Max told me that he liked to play games related to Sponge Bob and Square Pants, I went to their website to find games for Ace to play with.
Thinking that he cannot do very well, I would always read the instructions and demo how to play with him first... but in the end, when I observe him playing, I found that he was even much better at figuring out how to make Patrick the Starfish jump, turn and move forward or backwards! And he is not even 4 yet!
Sigh, it really is a techno world manz...
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Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Some time back, Ganma Karen bought Ace a truck like set of cutlery and Ace was so happy that he woke up early in the morning to sing about it.. he made up his own tune and started singing, "Ganma bought a truck for me..."
And by the time I got my phone to video this down.. this is what is left of his singing.. hahaha
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Monday, May 25, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Ace has come a long way since.
From not daring to even sit inside these electric toy cars.. to being able to sit inside it as long as it does not move...
To daring to sit in it and daring to allow it to move and to now, he is actually able to STAND HANDS FREE on the electric motor bike! hahaha
Anyway, there is one at the interchange near where we live so every now and then we would bring him there and let him take a ride. It's $3 for about 10-15 min ride.
The first time we were there though, there was a nasty little boy who kept purposely trying to bang Ace. The very evil Max whispered into Ace's ears and asked him to bang the boy back and Ace was so excited to chase after his 'target' and so happy when he finally hit him ;) hahaha...
Anyway, I am glad Ace is getting to be a bit more daring nowadays ;)
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Friday, May 22, 2009
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And so, Ace finally told me the reason why he CANNOT marry Tiffany.... "Because Tifanny is too small..when we marry, I cannot take her to sit aeroplane to go Vietnam together..."
So I asked him what about him marrying me.. cos I am big enough to take the plane... "No, tommorrow you will become so small, Mummy..."
"Then why don't you marry Waipo. Waipo is big right?" I teased him.
"No lah, cannot! Waipo got short hair. I don't like short hair. I like long hair," he insisted.
So I suggested that he marry Ah Yee since she is big and got long hair. After giving it a thought, he agreed and decided that he will marry both Ah Yee and Xu Ai.
But two days later, for some unknown reason, he came to me and told me that he cannot marry Ah Yee. I asked him why and he told me, "Because Ah Yee already married Net Net yesterday. I cannot marry Ah Yee cos Ah Yee cannot marry two times!"
Wah! How did he figure that out by himself??:P
PS: Well, about 2 weeks after this happened, he came to me with some paper flowers and told me that he wanted to marry me because he like me. I told him I cannot marry two times like Ah Yee cannot marry two times.. he say, "You can lah..." and then pretended to walk down the aisle with me with the flowers while singing the wedding march... the start of Oedipus Complex?:)
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Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Another day, he told me that he liked my tummy because the colour is so nice. "It is soooo peach.." he said with so much love in his eyes. I asked him if he liked Daddy's tummy and he said that Daddy's tummy is very dark and even went on to tell us that Daddy cannot sleep on my tummy cos if not my peach tummy will become dirty and dark like Daddy.. wat sort of logic is that?!
Then later in the night, he told me that he likes my feet. "I love your feet... it is so nice.. and got this one.." he said, while pointing to my pedicured painted toe nails.
Monday, May 18, 2009
So the other day, we decided that we will stay at home for the weekend just to keep away from public places for a while.
Ace of course did not want to stay home. "I want to go gai gai..." he said and so I told him about the story of the Mexican flu and explained briefly to him what it was about and how the germs can spread from people to people.
And then at the end of the story, I told him how everyone is worried.. for example, Popo is very worried because Ah Yee is staying in France now where there are people who are being infected and also I suspect cos Ah Yee has gone back to eating meat (even though my mum knows eating pork has nothing to do with swine flu or not).
So Ace nodded his head along the way and was finally pacified.
5min worth of silence later, Ace asked me, "Mummy, can you tell me story about the Magic Flu?"
I tot he meant "Magic Show"..
"What magic show??" I asked him.
"Noo, no magic show... magic flu..."
And finally, I realized he was trying to say MEXICAN FLU!
So I repeated the whole story to him again.
And this time round, Ace asked me. "Mummy, why Ah Yee eat meat?"
"Because it is difficult for Ah Yee to find vegeterian food in France lor.. so she chooses to eat meat instead...."
"Is it if eat meat the germs will come and make you sick, mummy? Can you ask Ah Yee don't eat meat? I don't want Ah Yee to be sick..."
Awww... so sweet......
Previous Post: Ribena Ad
Sunday, May 17, 2009
In my generation, there was this memoriable one of a little girla and a little boy...
And in Ace's generation.. there is the Ribena and Lemon Ad...
The other day, I had been trying the whole afternoon to make Ace take his afternoon nap. When he finally agreed to sleep when I offered to rock him, I was so happy. The moment he started to lie down, his eyes went heavy, his whole body weight started to press on me and his eyes closed completely.
I waited for about 5-10 min to make sure that he is really asleep before I put him on the bed. And then, I went back to the living room to watch TV.
And then after a while, this came on TV
And I heard someone singing, "Ahhhh....." Hmm.. that sounded like Ace.. but cannot be what.. Ace is fast asleep.. and suddenly at the part where the ribena and the lemons were running towards each other, Ace ran out of the room and started dancing around the room...
I got a shock of my life!
And when I got over my shocked, I just found the whole thing sooooooo funny! The two of us laughed and laughed and laughed.. till my tummy ached!
Anyway, that became a favourite joke and now Ace will always dance around the room whenever that ad comes on...
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Saturday, May 16, 2009
But then again, a love for a luxurious and comfortable life does not mean someone is not brave or hardy I guess.. I mean the love for a hard life does not equate one to being brave enough to want to face his challenges and overcome them.. it just speaks of someone who doesnt wish to/ want to/ know how to enjoy life...
Anyway, my son has a strong love for luxury and comforts in life.
For example, after walking to and fro school for a few times. Now, whenever he sees me pick him up, the first thing that he would ask me is, "Where is Daddy?" Yesterday, when I picked him up, I decided to make fun of him by telling him that Daddy is not around and that we had to walk back home...
"No, I don't want... I want Daddy to fetch me. I don't want to walk home..." he said. And then he got really upset and irritated.. until he saw his Daddy's white Nissan Selphy...
Another day, I was supposed to bring him to school and since I always walked him to school, he told me, "I don't want to walk.. can we take school bus or taxi?"
Yet another day, we told him we were going to Waipo's house cos Gong Gong cooked fried rice today.
"I don't want to go Popo house.. I dun want to eat fried rice. I want to go a nice nice place and eat something..." he declared.
So I asked him, where to him is a nice nice place?
He really knows how to enjoy lor!
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Friday, May 15, 2009
"Hahahaha.. I am a chicken!" he exclaimed when he saw his hair and promptly went on to MODEL his new hair for me with these shots :)
The thing about Ace is that once the camera comes out, he goes into this funny face mode and will try to make lots of funny faces for the camera.. enjoy...
PS: I think Ace really likes this hairstyle cos he has requested that I re-do it for him a few times since then... hahaha...
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
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Sunday, May 10, 2009
Saturday, May 09, 2009
When Ace sw me taking the picture, he came to me and insisted that he also wanted to take "bar picture"... Hahahaha... (He knows because he has seen all those before after photos...)
Now, Ace is all about the bar. Anything happens to him, he says he wants to use the bar. Anything happens on TV to someone on their skin.. he will ask me if it is because the uncle or the aunty NEVER USE THE BAR. Hahahaha..
The other day, his Yeye asked him, "Ace, did you go to the business meeting?"
And so, he told his Yeye, "Yes, I went to the bar concert and I hear Uncle Arthur talk..."
I laughed until I had tummy ache! Ace does not know it is called a business presentation and to him, all performance-like thingy that involves a stage is considered a concert.. like his school concert... hahahaha... that's a good one.. this BAR CONCERT.. hahahaha
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Friday, May 08, 2009
We brought Ace to East Coast Park again since he enjoyed the last time round..
Alas, after playing there for a while, he said he was not happy when it was time to go home... So I asked him why..
And he said he was not happy because even though Daddy came along with us, Daddy did not play with him at all...
So parents, remember, children are sensitive about such things. Even if you are beside them but your attention is not on them, they feel it and they feel not important because of it... Even if you just spent 3 min and gave only 3 min of your full attention to them, they would really appreciate it :)
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Thursday, May 07, 2009
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Alas, Ace got quite a shock and kept crying and saying, "I don't want this playground, I don't like this playground..."
What happened was that there is this Elephant pail at the top of the playground and every 4 min, there will be a ringing sound and after that the water will splash down. Because that was our first time there, we were not aware of this and it caught all of us by a surprise.. even I was a little scared of it...
And after that, as long as there is water flying towards Ace, he would cry and cry...The strange thing was that he would come home he would sit by himself and say, "Ding ding ding ding bshhhhh..." I asked him what he was doing and he told me, "I am the elephant playground..." and he would giggle.
Subsequently, he would get all enthusiastic about waking up and taking his bath whenever I asked him if he wanted to play the elephant playground game. He uses a pail and fills it with water and goes "Ding ding ding ding.. bshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh"and splashes all the water over his head...
Anyway, just to help him overcome his fear, we told him that the next time we went to the zoo, if he stood under the water fall when the pail gets overturned twice, we would buy him a cake :) hahaha..
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And most importantly, they would also start to have imaginary friends.
Ace has a whole bunch of them and they so very inconvenienced me.
If you have been to my house, you would know that in the living room, we have no sofas. Just a tatami. But Ace has declared the whole tatami his rocket and even put boxes of toys around it to act as doors. (You are not allowed to move or 'open' the doors because if not, "The big bad wolf will come in and scare my children").
So according to Ace and his imagination, he and his children are all in the rocket. I don't know where they are going or what they are doing and if I asked for their names, he names the children he knows in school. Apparently, they are now HIS children and he is somewhat like a leader or a teacher to them...
If I ignore his game and sat on the tatami.. he would whine, "Mummy, you are sitting on my children! If you sit there, my children will have no space..."
And so I had to make way for his imagination for the 3 days he was playing that game. I am glad the game ended in the end and I got to enjoy sitting on my tatami after that:)
Previous Post: Who Made Yeye Tired?
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
But because we had to go to Malaysia early in the morning , we decided in the end to get Yeye to babysit Ace for the whole day.
As Yeye drives the taxi at night, it was really a huge sacrifice on his part to help us as he does not get enough rest if he does that. But I guess also because he was home alone with Ace, it made it more demanding on him...
So by the time it was night time and he brough Ace to my mum's place, he told my mum, "Wah, take care of him one whole day is very tiring ah! Buay tahan ah!"
So when Yeye went home, my mun asked Ace, "Who made Yeye so tired ah?"
And Ace replied without thinking, "Nai nai lor..."
So my mum asked him, "Why Nainai make Yeye tired?" cos she wanted to see what he would say...
"Because she is not at home lor..."
We luffed till we had tummy ache when we heard this story!
Apparently according to Yeye, they had a fun day where Ace did more cartoon things...
- Yeye bought a lian rong bao for him and for fear that it is too hot, he opened the bao up into two to air it and cool it and Ace told him, "yeye, look, like da bian!" and giggled
- Ace shit into the toilet bowl and right after my father in law finally figured out how to wash his backside and finished washing his backside, he told him, "yeye, I want to bath together with you..."
Sometimes even I buay tahan my own son...
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Monday, May 04, 2009
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I know though that like all other things tat I dun really like about him.. it is but a reflection of my inner emotions and also just a phase that he is going through.. and the other day, he showed a good example of what it was like to be a great friend..
I was not really happy for some reasons and I dunno if Ace picked up something since he was the one who spent the most time together with me.. he would keep telling me that he loves me and keep kissing my cheek.. and that, I must say really gave me an enormous amount of comfort...
Then the other day, we were talking about how he would like to have a baby sister or a brother so I told him honestly that even though I tried.. seems like baby brother and sister not ready to come to our house yet.. and then to my surprise, he put his hand on my back, patted it and told me, "It's okie.. tummy will grow big and baby will come.. it's ok.. ok?"
His kind heart extends not just to me.. the other day, my mum gave out some individually wrapped biscuits and he saw Laoma having problem with the packaging. As I had just taught him how to open, he went to Laoma, spoke gibberish (it's his version of Teochew.. I know because i caught him trying to imitate the intonations) and took it, tore it open and returned to her... "Wah, he has very good heart ah.. " observed my grandmother...
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