Family Party Part 2

Photo-taking session.. snap SNAP.. just the 2 of them.

Aunty Adeline learnt to make balloon sculptures from her church friend.. for the children in Thailand during her last mission trip. So she was busy making them for the children during the family get-together.

And that's my first attempt doing a dog.. not too bad huh??

This is specially for uncle Ben. He always commented Beatrice doesn't allow him to carry her.

Thanks to all the uncles, aunties & friends for all the presents. Pardon her for not wanting to take your gifts as she was sick.

Fellowship @IMM

Another children & parents fellowship.

Why am I so free to blog at this wee hours? Somehow, I think I had caught the virus from both Bea & Brian. I had the same symptoms of feeling ingestion, diarrhea & fever yesterday. Came back home, took 2 panadols and slept from 8pm - 1am. So now I am wide awake to do my blogging.

Christmas Service @JW

Bea only managed to nap for 15 min in the car & woke up while we were walking towards the church building. So through-out the service, she was tired and grouchy.

Since her appetite has not pick up, it took her an hour just to eat about a tablespoon of her porridge. :(

A nice picture of the congregation with the candle lightings.

Family Party Part 1

This year we have an additional family gathering specially for Raenen cos they might not be able to make it for the extended family one on 25 Dec. We had the party at our place last Friday.

More photos in other cameras.. so while waiting to get a copy of it, this is what I have in mine.

Bea's Recovery

Thanks for all the prayers. She is better now with a little relapse last night, monitoring her again today.

Brian and my mum were down too over the weekend. I'm very tired with Bea clinging on like a koala bear, her grouchiness and the waking ups to give her fluid. :(

Bea enjoyed herself with Denise, Nicole & Kellyn yesterday at IMM. Photos.. give me a few more days to upload. What I need now is my beauty sleep.. zzZZ.

Viral Infection

Beatrice is down with viral infection since Wedesday night, vomited 3 times in <2hours. Since Brian has an appointment with client, brought her to see GP on my own. Went to 2 GP in Hougang before we settled down at 1 in AMK. Why so many? Cos it was almost 12mn, the 1st one in Hougang was charging super high consultation, the 2nd one was worse, the clinic staff simply ignored me & when I asked, her reply was "its up to the doctor to charge you!"

This morning my mum called up to say she started her cycle again so we brought her to see her PD. Today, she will be on fluid & hopefully she will recover by tomorrow or else we will need to send her to A&E to get her on drip to prevent her from dehydrated & to stop her vomiting. Pray for her.

Denise's 4th Birthday

Bea has never seen a balloon sculpture, she still prefer the round balloon that she knows and she was screaming with joy with the balloon before the children came in.

Bea fell & hit her head while walking around in the party room.. you can see the bump above her left eye. Its getting so much better now.

Shopping with Beatrice

Brought Beatrice for her MMR & chicken pox jabs on Saturday morning. Decided to bring her along to orchard to continue with my christmas shopping. She was so happy helping me with the gifts, even had fun with the staff at the wrapping counter.

Met up with Diana since she was also going to shop @orchard alone. I would say Bea has been good for the day, knocked out in the mrt on the way home.

I have completed all the necessary christmas shopping. I spent 2 full hours in toys 'r' us last Friday with a trolley full of gifts.

Yesterday Evening

When we were in pavilion, Bea spent probably close to an hour at pumpkin patch shop drawing while we mothers shopped. Last night, we went for Swensen and she gets to draw again. All she draw now is lines.

We went to the crocs outlet in KL to try out their sandals, Bea refused to take it out & cried. Bought a cheapo pair for her as she will outgrow it fast.

05~08 Dec '07

The children at the lounge area. Denise helps to take care of Bea as she goes "walk walk".

The kids all dress up to go gai gai.

This is Choong's office nursery. Debbie playing on her own.

We went to Mid Valley Megamall, Alamanda shopping centre & Pavilion KL, the new shopping mall.

In general, I think the children did enjoyed themselves. When I ask Bea if she wants to go jiejie Nicole's house again, she will knock her head.

Bea's achievement..
1) climb up to 2nd floor to look for the older children.
2) explore the house, lost in the back kitchen.
3) most noisy & active child.
4) bully Kellyn.

An adventurous trip for me. I managed to have my pedicure done there also. :)


Wednesday morning, Bea was still having fever of 37.6-38.0 in the morning as compare to 38.5-38.9 the day before. Fever yet yaogui, sitting patiently beside 舅舅 waiting for him to feed her some of his carrot cake.

This morning, Bea & I are going to KL to meet the Choong family together with Dawn+Denise+Debbie & Vina+Gabby. It's gonna be a fun trip for the children.


Our first service back in Jurong, it was super jam packed with both people and God's tangible presence. Even the nursery was packed with both parents and toddlers.

We went to Great World Food Junction for lunch together with Marcus and family. They'll be back for the next few years.

Went for a little shopping for the day, hoping to get some stuff for the children next week.

Chi Chi

As I am posting this blog, Chi Chi is at a corner struggling to survive. It's so sad to see her face. She is so skinny and weak now.

For the past few years, she has been having this skin problem on and off. This year the cycle seem to be non-stop. After 1 cycle, the next cycle starts shortly after. It is so bad you can actually see her skin bleeding.

Hope she can get through this cycle.

Denise & High School Musical

After CG last night, Denise wanted to sing for us. She is into Disney High School Muscial, she sang "Start of Something New" for all of us. She has grow up to be a little lady.

System Down

This morning, I thought DE office will declare "off day". This is the second time in 2 days that the security system breaks down. The FP sensor refuse to read our fingers so we were locked outside the office.

Rescue came at 8.30am when a colleague came with the back door keys.


Our last service in Expo, took a picture with half the CG. Some of them are busy serving, some had left early. Spent a little more time there that evening. While waiting for DH usher breifing for Jurong service, Beatrice has the free time to run about.

Car Seat

This is one of those days that she will point to her car seat when we get into the car, asking me to put her there. I'm happy that these days are getting more often and I don't have to do it be force.


DH has a voucher for F&B at InterContinental. So we went for some sweet indulgence just now.

Beatrice's Piggy Bank

Since the last time I shared about teaching Beatrice how to save, decided to buy her this small minnie mouse piggy bank to start saving for the coming building fund. Saturday, the children church collected their piggy bank building fund. So I brought Beatrice to the playgroup to give.

Jurong Church PM

We are a week away from going back to Jurong for the new service. Went for the PM last night. I'm excited for the change. I want to play a part in building a good service with great presence of God in that place. And I'm praying hard that Bea allows me to leave her in the nursery or playgroup so that I can go back to ministry.

It's been almost a year (52 weeks to be exact) since I stepped into this magnificent building.

Disney Live

Brought Beatrice to the Mickey's magic show together with Vina & Gabby. Don't get it wrong, the show was actually for the mummies. But since both of them do not need a ticket, we decided to bring them along. Yes, we are disney's fans.

Beatrice do know who is mickey & minnie, she has the soft toys. She was excited to see mickey & minnie on the stage, clapping hands together, hugging tight to her new minnie mouse bought from there. But she fell alseep in the dark environment shortly after that, it's her nap time.

Bug Bite

Some bugs decided to visit Bea while she was napping in the dark room in the evening at my mum's place. Look at the swell & redness, the sole was swollen also.

Is this a better picture to see the difference? She had something similar last week also on the left leg but it was not as bad as this time. This time round, her right hand has got a bite too, also swollen.

Wonder if it's the bed bugs. Anyway my mum is looking into the issue.

The 3 Cousins

At last after so many months, manage to capture a picture of the 3 cousins together. Though not smiling but at least all looking at the same direction.

Rae's 婆婆 brought him to play with Bea. When we reach home, I ask Bea about her fun time with Rae, she will keep smiling, knocking her head and walking around.

Very soon, Gabby will be crawling fast enough to catch up with the 2 elder ones. It's gonna be more fun to see them playing together.

Dinner Gathering

My mum requested for a get together dinner with the family last evening. Vivien has to work late so Raenen follow 婆婆 to the dinner. It's been quite some time since Raenen and Beatrice get together also. They enjoyed themselves.

Whole Family Sick

Sunday afternoon, Beatrice is down with cold. Started with running nose, cough started yesterday. The cough was so irritating to her throat, she throw out her milk & medicine last night.. first time. DH caught a cold yesterday also.

I've been having this aching neck for the past week + bad tension headache hit last night. Now I'm sitting in the office wondering if I should go to the doctor to get some medicine. My company doctor... the lady doctor left & set up her clinic. The old man is always on his hp sms-ing, he spent more time on his hp than his patients. Don't understand why my boss likes him so much. Sigh


We went for buffet dinner with DH's family at the club last night. DH's SIL brought Bea to the arcade room so that we can have some peace to enjoy our dinner. She went press press here & press press there. She wants to try every machine found in that room.


We went to T3 open house yesterday. For the sake of the older generation, we bought the guided tour into the transit section. My dad said anyway it's for charity.

From the public area to the transit area, Bea was busy walking around non-stop. We can't even get her to sit in her stroller. Checking out the floor, trolley, chair, flower and the pond water to make sure it's save for the fishes later. :)

The whole place is generally nice, closer to nature.

We went to T1 for our lunch and we met baby Joey there.


Yesterday morning while I was packing to go out, realised that the freezer door was not closed properely. And I think it was left open over the night. Thank God I have finish using the frozen MM. Cannot imagine loosing my precious gold. We threw 2 tubs of ice-cream into the waste.

Vision Blocked

Bea was playing with the curtain yesterday morning, she hit herself into the sharp screw from the SCV point.

Thank God it didn't hit her eyes.

The Coris

We shifted in to our present flat a year ago. DH said the coris came out on newspaper for some form of award. So I went to check it out.. this precinct has got "HDB Design Award 2007", the contractor has got "HDB Construction Safety Award 2007" and connecting to us, the other contractor has got "HDB Quality Award 2007". Wow.. all 3 awards in 1 precinct. Anyway, it's just awards within HDB.

But I think this is a nice place. The exterior looks like a condo, it also has it's own name, no boundary walls though. There are 3 playgrounds within this precinct. Each floor consists of 4 units.. privacy. The interior layout is very similar to a typical condo, it has pretty regular shape for easy furniture arrangment. Premium flat with flooring, door, toilet done up & a service balcony too. Am I bias? ;p

A colleague who is in-charge of the private condo project (the Quartz) across the road commented that this precinct is even nicer than his project.

W30 CG

Got this photo from Dawn a month ago. 1st CG at Mervyn+Jenny's place. Thought I want to post something about this CG. I mentioned before that we are a family friendly CG.. full of parents & children.

So you can imagine while the CG is going on, sometimes the kids decided to walk across the room while we are singing or worse when Dawn is sharing the word or playing loudly at some part of the house. And Dawn on the other hand has to compete with the children and to keep the CG short, ignoring Debbie crying in the room. Every week, she will prepare sermon notes for us so that we can fill in the blanks and read through it at home if we are busy with the little ones. And she herself is a mother of 2 without any helper at home.

She is indeed a great CGL. Thanks Dawn!!


Photographer... :)
Ginder's maid


My colleague's daughter, a month plus younger than Beatrice. Gave her a piece of Bea's biscuit and she was happy sitting with us while her parents can enjoy their breakfast.

Camera is Back

Collected my camera last night. Guess what is Bea up to...?

... Playing with my cosmetic pouch. She took out every single thing.

Friends Gathering

Decided to bring Beatrice along for a little classmates gathering on Tuesday evening. Mum was tired looking after her. She behave pretty well. Finish her noodles.. looking around for handsome waiters.. smiling with them. And she even help to clean up the table.

Oh, that's her new bag that we bought for her. Her princess bag was torn. And of course, the monster school bus again at J8. She likes this one.

Photos.. courtesy of Diana.