I was lost in Korea

Kind of.. I didn’t quite went there for a holiday. Just totally addicted to Korean drama serials for the last few months! Well, to be fair I was busy with work for 2 months and then the rest of the months were left chasing after Korean stars. Lost in the world of “saranghee” (I love you in Korean)…..

Back now because I probably finished all the big hits – some 20 serials in 2 months… not a small feat huh. Smile with tongue out

On a more serious note, over this year, I got to know more mummies who were facing similar pregnancy situations as I was in before. Will be sharing about her story in the next post. Smile

As for my adorably mischievous boy, Xi En had grown up so much! He’s now 29 months (non-corrected).

Just to document some of the milestones in his life so these serve as memories in the future! Smile

Xi En can hum/sing the following songs:

1) Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (both English and Chinese version)

2) Baa Baa Black Sheep

3) Doe a Deer

4) Incy wincy spider

5) Barney I love you song

6) ABC

7) Happy Birthday (coupled with saliva-blowing candles action)

8) Teddy Bear

9) Jesus loves me this I know (this was the song we sang to him when he was in NICU)

10) Once I caught a fish alive

the rest – I can’t remember for now. Smile

Xi En ‘s favourite cartoon/TV characters are (in order of LIKES) – Hi-5, Elmo, Mickey Mouse, Thomas the train. He loves dancing to Hi-5 songs. Eat,drink,sleep Hi-5!



He enjoys running around, spinning, climbing, hiding; basically any physical activities.




No, he don’t exactly like books. Confused smile unless it’s i-books of course.

Speaking of which, he’s a mini expert in Ipad/Iphone. He can swipe, pinch, shake, change volume and check out Youtube on his own…… No, he don’t know how to key in the passwords….yet.


Xi En can wear his own sandals and shoes now. Though sometimes left became right and vice versa – but he’s getting there. Smile

He learnt how to pose too:

Ugly face:



smiley/cute face:

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Hold-still-and-let-mummy-take-silly-photo face:



I can go on and on about the boy in my life. Stopping for now. Smile


“We must teach our children to dream with their eyes open.”

Harry Edwards

Idle chatter led to……


My mum was totally troubled by all the idle chatters with the aunties and grannies whenever she brought Xi En to the playground downstairs.

The well-meaning advices by these aunties led to Xi En’s first hair cut! It’s the belief that a first hair cut will aid in future thicker hair growth.

His hair is fine (I thought so in a different way) and little – thus we did not conduct the traditional first-month hair cut/shave. Of course we couldn’t have done it anyway as he was still in the hospital fighting to survive then! Who cares about hair cut seriously when there are other more acute matters on hand. Confused smile

But the time has come.

Mum was adamant on it. Kim wasn’t keen on it. I was…..neutral. Smile

And so we marched off to a neighbourhood barber today!:


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I was probably more nervous than my boy. I was worried that he might fidget; the blades might cut him.. the worries were endless..

But it turned out lots better than I had imagined! Smile

Getting ready – Barber Uncle draped on the superman cloak:

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Totally unsuspecting boy:

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First shave. Xi En was totally unfazed by it. Smile That’s my boy.

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Good Boy; sitting still:

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Oppsie – Half-time; he needed a distraction. Barber Uncle gave him the sweets box which worked. The container; not the sweets. Smile with tongue out

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Getting all ticklish at the back!

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Barber Uncle’s hands are so BIG! No escaping from his clutches! haaaa

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Finishing touches:

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Hey Hey Pesto! My little cool cucumber! Open-mouthed smile

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Pretty Cool Night

It was a pretty cool night last weekend.

We brought Xi En to the Voyage Night Festival 2011 near the Singapore Art Museum.


My first time to the Night Lights. Interesting lights installations:




There was free entry at the Art Garden where contemporary art fun for children was exhibited.


Interesting familiar art – An entire room with Tomy train tracks!




Cupboard fruits. You can make one yourself at $1 too.


Entire wall of cute paper flowers with light-powered mechanism:



Boxes of “fake toys” – Lightning Action:

Now you don’t see it


Now you do:


My favourite art room: “Mummy’s Dearest”

Mummy’s off day in this colourful world of giant dolls, complete with a wardrobe of clothes, shoes & a huge cake!




Xi En’s favourite room: “Go*”

It’s a giant installation where the kids get to insert coloured discs to form a picture. It’s inspired by the ancient Chinese game of Go or weiqi. There were too many kids on that day and they simply had fun inserting the discs without forming a picture. Smile 




Ended the night chilling with Nescafe! Smile My boy was in love with the…Star. Winking smile


The event is still happening tonight and tomorrow (Sat). Go early to beat the crowd and find parking space.

More details : http://www.singaporeartmuseum.sg/programmes/details.php?id=390 

Best of all – It’s FREE. Smile