Thursday, September 27, 2007

What is the best place to store photos?

Sorry for the lack of updates recently! Actually I've been planning to write a post on my brainwashing sessions with Lil' C b4 school but I've been stuck on tweaking my food blog!! Even though I have migrated the posts over, the photos are still pointing to the blogger 'cos previously I uploaded all my photos to blogger. Since I plan to delete my blogspot one, I have to move all my > 150 photos somewhere!!!! Aaaaaaargh!!!! Help!!!

Right now, I can't decide where to upload my photos. Just wondering, those of you on your own domain, do u upload ur photos to ur domain server or do u use Flickr or Photobucket? Flickr is very nice now because I have a free pro account after they migrated from Yahoo photos to Flickr but it's going to expire soon. So I have to decide whether to pay to renew it or use their free one with some limitations or use Photobucket. Advice, anyone?

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Happy Mooncake Festival!!

It's still Sep 25th here so technically it's not over yet. :) I'm sitting in front of my PC with a slice of my own homemade mooncake & a cup of tea while typing this & also looking at the big round moon through my window. I guess that's as close to the mooncake festival that I can get. :P

I really wish that Lil' C can experience the fun of playing with lanterns someday. Not the battery operated ones, but the paper ones with real candles, under strict supervision, of course. Those were the most fun. Don't you agree??

Sunday, September 23, 2007

First Rollerblade!!

Lil' C's first rollerblade!! I never knew they had rollerblades for toddlers till I saw it in the stores the other day. Just like the real thing except that it has 3 wheels.

DH loves to rollerblade but I am a total klutz!! I totally have no sense of balance, so I am hoping that Lil' C doesn't take after me! hehe... Anyway, Lil' C had so much fun with it. Did pretty well for the 1st time except that my house is on a slight slope so she was a little confused why it was so easy to roll one direction (downhill) but cannot move at all on the other direction (uphill) !! haha....

Sunday, September 16, 2007

We survived first week of school - Part 2

Continued from Part 1 . . . . .

So after I sneaked off, what did I do? I went to the mall across the school & headed straight for Starbucks! :) Holding a latte in one hand and my handphone in another, I found myself a comfy sofa & waited for my phone to ring. Gee, dunno why I so kan-cheong (nervous)? For experienced mommies, is this a normal feeling when your baby goes to school for the 1st time????

Minutes passed by & my phone was still quiet, I finally started to relax & enjoy my cup of latte. Got some of the latest kay-poh magazine off the shelves & read. Wah, such a nice relax feeling just reading & drinking even if it was just for a short time. :P

Then I went back to the school 15 min before dismissal & waited. Unfortunately, the classroom door was closed, so I cannot peep in. So no choicelor, waited for a little bit, chatted with other mommies & then the door open, & out came my little girl with a big smile on her face........ :)

According to the teacher, she did very well, a little quiet but did all her activities & even asked to go potty!! Mommy's so proud of you, my precious little girl !!! :D

So that was the end of the first day. The 2nd way was even better. When we got to school, her new friend E had just arrived too, so Lil' C & E just ignored their mommies & walked straight into class together without looking back!!! E's mom & I both looked at each other with a "huh, that's it, so easy????" look. :P

Then I went SHOPPING!!!! hehe.....

Nice Matters Award

Brandon's mommy & Gogo Snoopy awarded me with this beautiful award. Awww.... thank you very much, ladies!! *Hugs*

The originator of the Nice Matters award states that it is meant for “those that are just nice people, good blog friends, and those that inspire good feelings and inspiration! Those that care about others, that are there to lend support, or those that are just a positive influence in our blogging world!”

I would like to pass this award to these wonderful ladies:
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Friday, September 14, 2007

We survived the first week of school!!! - Part 1

I'm bacccccccck!! Curious to know how it went? Well, it was awesome!! It went very well. A little stress but not a single tear was dropped!! Yeah!!! Looks like the brainwashing worked. More about that later.

Monday, we got to the school a little early. She had a worried look on her cute face but didn't cry. Walked into class and there was a little Korean girl there. So I kinda took advantage of that, got some intros going & asked her if she wanted to play with her new friend, E :) I think that makes her feel a little better to have a "friend" . Turned out E is only 1 day younger than Lil' C.

Then instead of letting Lil' C just stand around & get anxious, the teacher immediately led Lil' C to the table & got her started working on a simple activity of putting marbles into a bottle. E was also working on an activity. To me, that was a really good move because the activity kept her busy & distracted her from her fear. I just stood aside & let the teacher guide her through the project. While the teacher was guiding her, she looked at me a few times for assurance. I just smiled & nodded my head. Slowly she began to feel more confident and was soon fully concentrated on her activity.

After hanging around for another 10 minutes, I told Lil' C that I would wait for her outside the class & come back to get her if she needs me. So I waited outside the door for another 5 mins, and then left. :D

To be continued . . .

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Not a good idea!

This fall, I am planning to send Lil' C to a Chinese pre-school for 1 or 2 days per week. So I've been busy trying to check out schools. Yesterday, one of the school had an open house, so I brought Lil' C along to check out the facilities.

To cut the story short, we checked out the classrooms, playground etc. and Lil' C was really excited about it. So I thought Great! I'm all set then.

A little conversation later:
Me: Lil' C, do u want to go to school?

C: Yes, mommy! I love school.

Me: But mommy's not going to be there, ok?

C: *pause, thought about it & eyes started to get misty * I think that is not a very good idea, mom! I want to be with you! :(

Me: *sigh* (I think I got to do a little brainwashing to do........ )

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Personalized baby gifts

My cousin just had a baby girl last month. I have been cracking my head trying to figure out a perfect gift for the baby and I think I have just found it! I am sure they will love a personalized Ultrasoft Baby Blanket from Hollingtons. Maybe I should include a baby bib too. Are you looking for baby gifts too? Then check out Hollingtons for their beautiful personalized baby products.