Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Ryan boy is 2 years and 3 months soon. He is learning new stuffs and surprises us with new antics from time to time. Its pretty amazing to see how he learns: he observes what people do without us noticing, and imitates them. And from our speeches he picks up words that are most useful for him. Words like "don't want" (when he's got enough of a meal, of refuses something), "naa na" (he wants a bit of the banana that you're eating), "beh rak" (means please wash my buttock). In the car he enjoys sitting at the driver's lap (yeeaaa... bad habit) and pointing to vehicles and say "lo riii", "baaas"... Funny words come out from time to time. Really cute at this stage where he can't speak properly.
So cute that he's starting to call his mother by name. I think he learned that from listening to the grandparents. When we intentionally ignore him, he'll then cheekily address his mother as "mummy". Guess what he calls his father? "Lou-kung"!
At times little boy can be quite rebellious. It would be difficult to persuade him to eat when he's engrossed with riding his tricycle, while shouting "don't want" from the end of the hall. Can be quite stubborn too... if he don't want you to feed him, he won't open his mouth for you... and points his finger to the preferred feeder. When he's tired of walking, he'll just roll down on the ground and make himself dirty, so that you'll be well persuaded to carry him for the rest of the journey. Clever hor.
Little boy has a sensitive heart. If you show him an angry face, or ignore him, he'll go quietly to a corner and cry. Small small dah pandai merajuk.
Church time is his best play time with his little buddy, Amanda. So kesian, only got "fren fren" to play with on one day a week. Problem is the screaming and squealing attracts a lot of unwanted attention, especially when everybody is expected to be proper and quiet in church. Pening kepala. Today he was chasing a dog when everybody was having lunch at the church house.
Time flies. Not too long ago he was still the little baby who lay down all day and got carried around everywhere. Theses days at the slightest hint of an outing, he would be jumping around in excitement, digging the drawers for his choice clothing, and lie down on the bed waiting for somebody to get him dressed.
He got some bad habits which I dunno where he learned from. One is the habit of spitting the air liur. Yucks! Maybe he learned from the tooth-brushing lessons.
Haiyo, he's so heavy now that the expensive stroller we bought last year could barely carry his weight anymore.
I wonder how was I when I was at his age, loooonnng looonnnggg time ago.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
What better venue can they find than the 1Borneo Hypermall? Hotel, conference room, shopping, cinema... all under one roof. There was even a dog show on the last day.
I had a great weekend participating in the event. 4 days of listening to presentations by renowned speakers, eating like there's no tomorrow (they even thrown in a BBQ dinner in Shangri-la Tanjung Aru), collecting stuffs from the booths... and away from work.
Won the 2nd prize of the Free Paper presentation and took home RM750 :-).
And won an iPod Shuffle 1GB from the booths... :-) I know la, cheap stuff, but that's my FIRST iPod OK. Pretty neat toy, light and slim, and plays great sounds. Good for bringing along to jogging or the gym (which I went for the first time just now, just to try out the iPod).
There was a banquet on the final night. We were supposed to dress formal, or Sabah ethnicities costume. Formal is boring. So... we dressed to the 1Malaysia motto.
Hahaha... had to borrow the black-and-gold shirt from Uncle Sualim. Ryan had the Gong-xi-fa-cai shirt all along. Irene bought the Indian shirt last minute.
"Do I look more like my daddy or my mummy?"
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
It was a great get-away from the hot weather in KK, away from the traffic, the busy life... and back to retirement home in Tenom.
I played with my "gong gong" (grandpa).
My friend Pooh-pooh came along to the kampung.