Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Swimming WIth The Current

Noticed our goldfish swimming in a strange way and asked a friend who likes to rear fish about it..

He said fishes sometimes like to play with the current... So cute right?

Ace is thinking of rearing MORE fishes. I told him till he can remember to feed THIS goldfish, I am NOT going to invite more fishes to our house:) Hahaahaha..

But leh, I think I dun mind having a small tank and having fish in our house lah... though very mafan to clean tank.. But hor, I really enjoy watching fishes swimming... :P

Previous Post: CCF

Monday, March 27, 2017


Went out for dinner with Ace and he says very long never eat CCF liao..

In case you did not know, CCF is Ace's favorite CHee Cheong Fun..

After requesting Gongong for it as breakfast for so long. He finally changed his order and ordered yellow noodles. But.. if Cay orders CCF.. he says he will eat yellow noodles with CCF sauce... LOL

I think he really loves it for the sauce.. and I have been trying to find the sauce and buy it so we can do the sauce with any noodles he like yong tau hu style...

ANyway, the other day we were out for dinner and he says he never eat CCF for long time and wants to eat it as dinner.

Gave him some money to go buy his CCF and he came back with this humongous plate!

He bought 3 instead of 2 cos he said he super hungry...LOL

Previous Post: Dinner WIth Cay At CCP

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Dinner WIth Cay At CCP

Cay asked if we could have dinner.... He says me, Ace gor gor and Yee Zhang never eat together with him for long time already. I reminded him that we just had dinner together the other day... and he said, "But Yee zhang never come mah.."

So we arranged to dinner together again.

Ah Yee says she has a voucher and so we arranged to dinner at the restaurant she can use her voucher..

Then while we were eating, Ace asked if we could order the raindrop cake for him to try after.. I was also curious.. having seen it online some time back.. so I said ok..

Nett nett offered to order if Ace ate more chilli to which Ace replied.. "I am not going to be tricked again!" LOL....

The cake arrived and looked like super soft jelly lor.. that is all ;)

 Cay says he wants to try.. but leh, he did not like it.. hahhaha

 Nevertheless, I asked them to pose for me.. so difficult to take their photo lor.. awhile this person cover face.. awhile tat person look elsewhere...

Anyway, Cay had lots to eat even before the food he ordered came cos Yee Zhang kept feeding him this and that..

ANyway, I cannot understand a restaurant tat serves the kid's food last. Kid is least can wait for food one... they served his food when we were all done with ours! WTF man...

Anyway, as a result of that, he cannot finish his set meal and so Yee Zhang finish for him lor..

Then we walk walk abit and it was time to go cos tomorrow is school day. Sigh...

Previous Post: KP Birthday

Friday, March 24, 2017

KP Birthday

 I aske for a day off to meet up with the girls cos we were celebrating KP's birthday:)

 I did not know that Lele is going and also because I thought we will end very late, I did not bring Ace lah... Hahaha...

But that meant he had some me time together with his dad... They had prata at mr Prata...

But Ace niam niam niam that I keep going out with my friends...

The thing is this... I dun think Ace.. or even Max for that matter realize... that I like going out and meeting with friends. And if I could choose all over again, I would have done it a lot more often than I did.

I chose to stay home because I felt Ace needed me... sometimes it is because simply Max is constantly out and someone has to be home.... other times.. it is because I thought me and Max might have a chance to go out on a date... or have a chance to spend some time alone..

Yet, I just realized that all these "sacrifices".. actually do not amount to much.

Just the other day, I told Ace we have not been doing before bedtime conversation much these days... and it seemed to me it is because of his choice to play with his phone or watch youtube... He said he wanted to do that but maybe only once a week.

I asked him to give it some thought.. which one makes him happier and fulfills him more...then we discuss again.. the second time we talked about it.. he says just two days will do.. LOL...

With regards to my husband, I dun even think he realizes that I kept time slots for him... and while he is busy leading his life and doing his stuff, silly me just quietly keeps time hoping that maybe he will finally be free enough to give me some of his time... cos my top language of love is quality time and I thought he knew that.

And when it never happens, I get upset because I felt like I have sacrificed for nothing. But to be fair, I never once told him I kept that time slot for him. I just told him I wanted a date. And whenever there is a slot tat comes up that seems like we could use it to go dating, and someone else asks to meet up, I often reject them thinking I want to reserve this slot for date with. But I never told Max that I did that... I assumed he knew cos I have already told him I wanted a date alone with him. And I get super frustrated when he uses the time slot I kept for him to go drinking with his friends.

And the thing though is when we had a talk the other day, I realized that most of Max's focus is on how to make himself happy. So he just keeps doing whatever he feels will make him happy. And so he has a packed life filled with lots of stuff... so he can feel happy.... become happier.. or  run away from being unhappy....

But silly me... I keep hoping others will do something to make me happy... That is kind of a victim mindset and it has made life really difficult because all I could see is what others did not do to make me happy... And every one new thing I added to the list had this implication that they loved me less....and it made me feel even worse.

I guess that is no way to lead a happy life because if my happiness is dependent on others, I dun think I will never be happy. My mum told me many years ago that we cannot control what others do or think but we can control what we do or think.

So finally, I decided that I should lead my life for me and just go out whenever I feel like it instead of keeping time for Ace or for Max. So anytime someone jio me, I just go lor.

Initially, I felt bad about leaving them behind.

But then I remembered that I need to love me too... and I need time alone, time with my friends to find me and be happy...

And I am glad I did it and went out. I dun think Max and Ace were any worse off just cos I went out. I even think they are enjoying their time alone... :)

And in trying times recently, these little meet up with friends are what keeps my sanity. Thank you, my soul sisters! You know who you are!:) Muaks!!

Previous Post: Present From Sis

Monday, March 20, 2017

Present From Sis

When I was most down... my sister is always there to listen to me...
WHen I am most depressed... she is also always there to encourage me...

And when my handphone case pichar.... my sis is the one who bought me not one... but two new covers!

That's what sisters are for!

And given that this gift came at a time when I felt so much pain I almost felt like dying.... I really appreciate the love and the thought that came with it. :) Thanks mei...

THe other day, she was telling me that the coolest school bag she owned was one I bought her when I was working... cos she usually has to use hand me downs..  and I totally had NO recollection of me buying that... and to think she still thinks of it fondly and says it is something she will never forget ;)

Previous Post: Bowling With Cay

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Bowling With Cay

For some unknown reason.. the cousins decided that they are going to play bowling that day!:)

 Here is a video of them in action..

Previous Post: Clean Room, Clean House

Friday, March 17, 2017

Clean Room, Clean House

Been asking Ace to pack his room for a long long time... But leh, he just find it a chore.. In the end, his room just got messier and messier...

Finally, he packed it and made it somewhat neat...

I think he is also happy with it.. cos he posed happily... LOL

 Not the neatest but at least better than that DUMP

While we are at it.. I packed the house too..

Previous Post: Grape-verine

Thursday, March 16, 2017


Years ago, me and my colleagues in Mediacorp.. (Actually only Siew Ying I think :) ) took a series of XMEN inspired photos...

We were just goofing around lah... so SY stuffed white tissue into her specs and we took tat photo and named it STORM... and then put pens and pencils in between our fingers to be WOLVERINE:) hahahaha...

I always think fondly of those boh liao moments and told Ace about it some time back.

The other day, while eating grapes, Ace decided to become innovative and come up with ...

LOL... Lame lor... But still funny:)

Previous Post: Food Experiment

Food Experiment

There are some avacados sitting in the house for some time..s aw some online thingy  that made egg mayo avocado sandwhich and it looked yummy... so I tried but airfried in prata:) hahaha... Ace says is not bad...

Previous Post: Minion House

Minion House

Always a hassle to clean these guys and their surrounding area up.. Decided it is easier if they all squeezed into one house... I guess they look kind of happy squeezed together too.. Need more cny square containers..

 On a side note.. while packing, I found this note that Ace drew to pass to his friend...

I really think my son is very boh lioa... LOL

Previous Post: The Fix It Man

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Fix It Man

So I was trying to clean the house but noticed that the vacumn cleaner does not seem to have much suction...

Then I realized that there are things stuck in it!

So leh, I tried to remove the stuck thing... and it was so difficult lor...

I tried all sorts of ways but just bits of dust flew out...

And then my official handyman at home came to the rescue. Like me, Ace is a very hands on person and now that he has grown up, he is more aware of how to apply laws of science in his search for a solution.

So, working together and suggesting different things, we got to the point where we managed to dislodge the stuck piece of plastic a little...

Ace came up with the brilliant idea of shaping this hanger into a hook and use it to hook it out... and it worked! Brilliant! I think he is better than me!

The other day, I was using my highlighter and then part of it dropped out while the other part was stuck inside.. I tried to dig it out and then Ace walked over and said, "I know how to do this.. use gravity.." And he dropped it from a height and the whole things just dislodged itself...

I think my son is quite cool:) haha...

Previous Post: Nett Nett's Chilli Challenge

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Nett Nett's Chilli Challenge

Max said he is not free to dinner with us and so we decided to go dinner with Cay, Ah Yee and Nett Nett....

Since they were eating vegetarian this weekend, we all ended up in  Bedok Mall and decided to eat at Green Dot.

So while we were eating, Ace asked if we could eat dessert afterwards because they also sold shaved ice as well...

So Nett Nett issued Ace a challenge... A CHILLI CHALLENGE!

If he eats the chilli padi... they will buy dessert to share....

And for all of us,  Ace decided he will SACRIFICE and take up the challenge...

OMG, lips already swollen...

Here is a video of his challenge..

Ace tried to look cool in the video.. moment I turned it off.. he was like... wah.. hot hot hot... LOL LOL LOL...

So happy to finally get the dessert...

BUT... AH yee told Ace afterwards that she would have bought him the dessert whether he ate the chilli padi or not... LOL...

So next time Nett Nett challenged Ace, he said he is not going to be taken in again!:) hahahahaha..

Previous Post: Popo's New Table

Popo's New Table

Popo bought a new table from the market.. she says it is collapsible and hence good for Ace if he wants to do homework in her house...

LOL... But Ace only ever plays games on her tablet wor!:)

But not a wasted purchase I guess cos it became the two cousin's toy for a while...


Previous Post: Penguin Ice

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Penguin Ice

So I saw this game online... and with the Pirate Stab game secret being out in the open now... we can no longer play that with Yeye and Nainai..

I thought this game will make a good replacement and so I ordered online....

When he came, Ace excitedly asked me to play with him...

Was really quite fun... and Ace is quite good at it!

So leh, we decided to bring it over to Yeye Nainai house to play with them!

I was wondering if Yeye and Nainai will enjoy it.. and turns out... THEY DO!:)

And they are quite good at it and really spend time planning out which ice berg to hammer too!:)

Only thing is that Yeye cannot see the number for the dice clearly... and keeps asking us how many does he have to knock... so we had to use pen to outline it again... hahahaha...

Here's a video of them playing :)


We brought to Popo house the following day and even Cay loves the game!:)

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