Monday, December 28, 2009

Juan Or the Sir-Lancelot-Wannabe

We were still in our new house after the visit to maternal grandparents' place. Meanwhile, Juan Or found a long cardboard roll which Papa had left behind after using the last bit of mosquito net for the windows. This was what Juan Or was up to - a Sir-Lancelot-wannabe!

"Yeh, Yeh! I, Sir Lancelot, have finally found my jousting stick!"

"Here I come to save the damsel in distress!"
"Aiiks, there's big dirt on the floor. I'll help Mama pick it up first before helping the damsel in distress, OK?"
"Ooops....turn myself around and the jousting stick ends up entangled with my legs!"

A Christmas Visit to Juan Or's Maternal Grandparents' Place

On Christmas Day, Papa and Mommy took Juan Or to see his maternal grandparents in Klang for the first time. Huh!? You may be wondering why only the first time now that Juan Or is already 1 year 7+months old. Well, to cut a long story short, it all started when Mommy's parents, Mommy's mum especially, started to disapprove of Mommy's romantic relationship with Papa after spats of unrealistic expectations set upon us by Mommy's mum. The climax of the conflict was when Mommy's mum deliberately took away 95% of Mommy's entire savings and some time later Mommy's mum instigated Mommy to break up with Papa. So after settling some things to do with Mommy's education, Mommy left home (that was Christmas Eve 2005) and had not been in contact with her for 3 years until Boxing Day 2008 when Papa and Mommy visited her (but without Juan Or because Juan Or was still too young to go through such long trip without fretting). So this year's Christmas marks the first time for Juan Or see his maternal grandparents and vice-versa.

We all went in the morning because Juan Or's sleeping and waking hours are more predictable in the morning so that we can minimize the chances of him fretting and crying. When we reached there, Juan Or had already dozed off in the car, so we had to wait in the car till Juan Or woke up. Upon entering the house and seeing his Grandma, Juan Or started crying - everything looked so strange and unfamiliar to him! However, Grandma was well-prepared for Juan Or's turmoil - she quickly offered him soft toys and some kiddy knick-knacks to which Juan Or gladly accepted though still crying! Then, lastly, Grandma gave him an ang pau (red packet containing money) and immediately Juan Or took it in his hands and stopped crying! Then Mommy took Juan Or to face his Grandpa and again Juan Or burst into tears! But when Grandpa gave him an ang pau, Juan Or stopped crying immediately! looks like Juan Or's liking for money is not coincidental when he picked the RM10 bank note on his 1st Chinese birthday!

Mommy's mum offered Papa and Mommy her home-cooked nasi lemak (rice cooked in dilute coconut milk) for lunch. So while Papa ate, Mommy had to take Juan Or to walk around the porch to minimize his crying and once Papa was done, Mommy ate while Papa entertained Juan Or. Several notable things about Juan Or during the visit:

  • Juan Or loves drinking sparkling juice!

  • When Juan Or was crying (because of seeing unfamiliar faces), Mommy purposely asked him whether he wanted Mickey Mouse and he answered yes even though he was still in the midst of crying! Then later, Mommy asked whether he wanted to eat nasi lemak, he answered yes (still crying)! Whether he wanted to eat sambal (spicy chilli gravy dish), he answered yes too and still crying!

  • Towards the end of the visit, Juan Or saw his Grandma drinking water from a cup, so he pointed at the cup to indicate that he wanted to drink from there too. Grandma was pleasantly surprised to see his Grandson though not familiar with her but insisting on sharing the same cup as her! After Juan Or drank, Grandma continued drinking and again Juan Or pointed at the cup wanting to drink again! So Grandma let him drink again and after that, Juan Or gave his Grandma a cute smile! Oh, that was his first smile to his Grandma and Grandma was again pleasantly surprised! So Juan Or finally did mellow down (within 1+ hours) after all!

When we were about to leave, Mommy's mum gave Mommy some Christmas presents and a stainless steel 40cm Chinese wok for Mommy to start a new home. Thanks, Mum! Mommy will gladly accept the gifts although Mommy has already equipped the new house with tableware and kitchen utensils. Here are some snapshots taken when Mommy took the gifts to the new house for storage:

The gifts from Mommy's mum. In them are tableware items and a set of chopsticks.

Even Juan Or is making good use of Grandma's his stool for sitting!

These are the soft toys Grandma gave to Juan Or.

Two Ribena cameras given by Grandma for Juan Or to fiddle with.

More ang paus from Mommy's paternal side of relatives. Juan Or loves ang paus. Funnily though, he seems to know that the content is more valuable than the red packet!

Monday, December 21, 2009

The Secret Garden at Rooftop, 1 Utama Shopping Centre (New Wing)

The small banner in the lift directing visitors to 'The Secret Garden'.

Yesterday, Papa and Mommy took Juan Or to 1 Utama Shopping Centre to see the shopping mall's Christmas decoration. After feasting our eyes with those Christmasy thingy, Papa spotted one signboard near a lift indicating 'The Secret Garden' at the Rooftop of the shopping mall. Hey, that's something new! So Papa said let's go and see it! So we hopped into the lift and Mommy also noticed another small 'Secret Garden' banner in the lift itself directing people to take the lift to Level UR (Upper Roof). The banner also indicates that the Secret Garden is only opened on weekends from 10am to 6pm and admission is free.

Finally we reached the Secret Garden and lo and behold, the garden is indeed a beautiful and cosy one! There are many varieties of plants and garden trees, cacti and even exotic plant species. The garden has a very homely feel (in Mommy's opinion) with labyrinth-like pathway for you to walk and enjoy the green sight. Only thing was that because it rained earlier, so the pathway was wet and slippery for a walking toddler. In fact, Juan Or slipped and fell several times, but luckily he was not at all bothered by that!

OK, Mommy shouldn't be writing so much already because a picture tells a thousand words. Here you go!

A scene of the garden.

Look who's there! It's Papa and Juan Or at the cacti roundabout.

Another side of the cacti roundabout.

"Hey, Juan Or! Don't you run away! Mommy wants to take a picture of you!"

What's going on between Juan Or and Papa? Juan Or was instructing Papa how to pose, perhaps?


Juan Or looked quite reluctant to pose for the camera.

Juan Or and Mommy at the cacti roundabout.

A unique plant, but don't know what's the name.

Another scene of the garden.

Mommy also captured a video of Juan Or walking along the labyrinth-like garden pathway looking for his Papa:

Mommy's Progress in Weaning Juan Or Off the Spring Cot

Juan Or with his 'smelly' towel, sleeping soundly in the spring cot.

Mommy first felt the urgency to wean Juan Or off the spring cot when one day, in the middle of the night, Mommy was awaken by the fretting cries of Juan Or. Still feeling drowsy, Mommy quickly went to check what was up with him. Turned out, Juan Or actually 'fell' out of the hammock and into the surrounding mosquito net! Well, didn't know how Juan Or 'did it', but luckily the mosquito net that envelopes the hammock is there, otherwise Juan Or may have a hard knock on the floor (there were always two pillows laid on the floor directly underneath the hammock as backup)!

So some nights after that, several hours when Juan Or is already soundly asleep - and that's if Mommy is able to wake up in the middle of night without any prompting from Juan Or's frets - Mommy will slowly and gently lift him out of the spring cot and transfer him to sleep together with Mommy on the mattress laid on the floor. Sometimes, Mommy's attempt is successful, sometimes not. When it's not successful, that is when Juan Or started fretting, Mommy has no choice but to put him back into the spring cot to rock again until he stops fretting. By the way, Juan Or really has got a bad temper whenever he is disturbed from sleep.

So far, there was only one successful attempt in getting Juan Or to fall asleep by himself without the spring cot. There was one night when Mommy had already put Juan Or into the spring cot, but he refused to sleep, instead, wanted to come out to play. By then, everyone had already gone to sleep (Mommy's parents-in-law were not in that night), the lights were switched off, Mommy was feeling very sleepy and laid on that same mattress on the floor to watch over him playing. All Mommy remembered was Juan Or finally became tired and laid next to Mommy and fell asleep by himself. Later the next day, Papa (who came downstairs in the wee hours in the morning) told Mommy that he saw Juan Or changed his sleeping position to somewhere out of the mattress (that is on the floor) but near Mommy's head! So Mommy thinks this is a good start to weaning him off from the spring cot.

However, for subsequent nights, despite Mommy's effort to try to do the same like that night (that is let Juan Or tire himself from playing and then plonks himself on the floor to sleep), turned out it is not successful up to today. Few reasons, main reason being Juan Or's Grandpa is still up watching TV till around 12.30am, so lights are still brightly on. Well, if the adult is still not sleeping at that time, how is the child going to learn to sleep too? And then on seeing Juan Or still playing around in the hall till late at night, Grandpa feels compelled to put Juan Or into the spring cot and then rock him to sleep. And there goes Juan Or's continued dependence on the spring cot.....

There was also another night when both Juan Or's Grandparents were not in that night, so Mommy tried the same thing. Yes, Juan Or continued playing around in the dark hall, but eventually he started pointing at the spring cot, indicating that he wanted to sleep there! So Mommy told him no, he should lie down together with Mommy to sleep. But Juan Or kept on pointing at the spring cot, his voice starting to sound fretful. So what was Mommy to do? Mommy had no choice but to put him there and rocked him to sleep. There goes another failure attempt.......

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Mickey (and Minnie) Mouse for Juan Or

Mommy both this pair of 24-inch Mickey ad Minnie Mouse from Tesco for RM49.90 each.

Mommy knows Juan Or has always liked Mickey Mouse. Probably Juan Or has already been watching a lot of Mickey Mouse cartoons at the babysitter's house. That was why last time (when Juan Or was about 8-12 months old) when Mommy asked him to pick out a Mickey Mouse figurine from among a heap of toys, he was able to do that correctly. But funnily though, Juan Or seems to enjoy watching Mickey Mouse in the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse rather than the conventional Mickey Mouse cartoons. If it's the clubhouse type, Juan Or will remain fixated for quite long, but if he watched the conventional type, he will fret!

A few days ago, Mommy saw Tesco selling 24-inch Mickey Mouse plush toy for RM49.90 which Tesco claims to be 50% of the market price. Mommy can't resist buying a pair of Mickey and Minnie Mouse although the toys are quite expensive, but Mommy consoled herself with the fact that Mommy saw Carrefour selling that size for RM120 about 1+ year ago! And then a few days later, Mommy saw Metrojaya selling the 17 inch one for RM59.90. Anyway, once Juan Or has outgrown playing with Mickey Mouse, the toys will end up as Mommy's collection of Disney plush toys in the glass showcase cabinet. Anyway, Mommy has always liked these Disney plush toys because Mommy never got the chance to have them when Mommy was young (parents can't afford it!).

So when Mommy took out Mickey Mouse for Juan Or, he was so happy - all smiles! He even hugged, kissed and buried his head onto Mickey Mouse! Later on, Mommy showed him Minnie Mouse. He still showed a happy face for it, but eventually, when both Mickey and Minnie were lying side by side, Juan Or still picked for Mickey! So looks like Mickey Mouse is still the main star! Well, personally, Mommy prefers Mickey than Minnie too, but somehow decided to buy a pair just to complete the 'collection'.

Here are snapshots of Juan Or enjoying his Mickey Mouse:

See how Juan Or squeezed Mickey's hand.....

.......squeezed Mickey's protruding snout.....

....and kissed Mickey on the nose! Ah, Juan Or loves Mickey Mouse!

Juan Or is enjoying Minnie too, though Mickey is his preferred one.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Mommy Attended the "HP Future is..." Event

The Rootz Club at Rooftop of Lot 10, Kuala Lumpur.

Yesterday, Mommy attended a forum on "HP Future is..." held at a club called Rootz (at the rooftop of Lot 10, Kuala Lumpur). This forum was jointly presented by Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Microsoft. How did Mommy come to know about the existence of this event? Well, it all started when Mommy surfed Nuffnang's website whereby there was a small contest going on that won 25 Nuffnangers exclusive invites to this event. All the participants had to do to win the invitation was to leave a comment on "My HP Future is....." and no word number limit was imposed. So Mommy left a comment saying that Mommy's HP Future is one when Mommy no longer needs to go out to work full-time, instead Mommy can merely rely on passive income coming in from advertisements in Mommy's blog and some more active forms of income as in kickstarting an online baby products shop and starting a blog donation-cum-advertising network. And thankfully, Mommy's comment captured the attention of Nuffnang judge(s) such that Mommy was among the 25 people selected among 115 commentators. You can read all the comments here.

OK, back to the event again. So, just a day before the event, Mommy received the exclusive invitation via email and the invitation mentioned it starting at 7.00pm, ending at 10.00pm at the Rootz Club in Lot 10. So first thing in Mommy's mind was if Mommy attends this event and will only be back late at night, how well can Juan Or accept Mommy's absence? Next thing in Mommy's mind is this event starts at 7.00pm, so the journey to Lot 10, which is in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, coincides with rush hour when office people will be rushing home, thus jamming the roads. And what's more, Mommy had a meeting to attend which may end late, so Mommy was wondering whether Mommy can make it in time or not in the first place. Another thing is where exactly is Lot 10 and how do you drive to Lot 10 (by the way, Papa cannot accompany Mommy because Papa was not invited, so Mommy has to drive alone!)? All the while, if Mommy goes to the heart of KL, Papa does all the driving, so Mommy's navigation mind takes a back seat altogether! Anyway, yes, the meeting ended late (it was supposed to end at 4.30pm, but it got dragged on to 5.15pm) and after some ding-donging here and there, Mommy only got to start the journey at 6.00pm. From Taman Connought Cheras to KL city centre, luckily most of the roads that Mommy went through was not jammed. Mommy used Jalan Tun Razak, went into Jalan Bukit Bintang, then turned in to Jalan Imbi and then to Jalan Sultan Sultan Ismail. It was only from Jalan Imbi onwards that Mommy was caught in the traffic-jam. Because of the jam and not wanting to end up turning round and round to find parking, Mommy parked at where Papa would usually park: at the roadside of some apartments near Havana. So Mommy walked to Lot 10, armed with a big umbrella (for protection purpose!).

Once Mommy reached Lot 10, Mommy took the lift near Dome to reach the rooftop where Rootz Club is located. By the way, this was Mommy's first time going to a club (yes, Mommy has never been to a night club nor karaoke nor disco!), so Mommy felt anxious about it. Upon reaching Rootz, Mommy went to the registration table to confirm attendance and guess what, Mommy was pleasantly surprised to be given a HP goodie bag! The goodie bag contains a HP-Microsoft netbook bag, a car fragrance hanging ornament, a HP polo shirt (size L), and a colourful HP folder containing assignment instructions and brochures of HP products featured in this event. Then there was another surprise for Mommy. Mommy was greeted by Mommy's ex-student, Jonathan Kuek, who took Mommy's Introductory Medical Science course in January to April 2007! By 7.30pm, all the participants were ushered into the club.

This is the HP goodie Mommy received upon confirmation of attendance: netbook bag, a car fragrance hanging ornament, a HP polo shirt (size L), and a colourful HP folder containing assignment instructions and brochures of HP products featured in this event

Upon entering Rootz, Mommy was greeted by this tunnel-like passageway which has mirror wall decorated with electrifyingly-arranged white lights which soon changes into......

......electrifying red!

As the participants were settling down, cocktails and drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) were served. Mommy was busy taking photos and looking around the HP products displayed. Finally at 7.45 pm, Will Quah, the emcee took on the stage announcing the programme and the post-event blogpost contest whereby the 3 best written blogpost will win a HP Mini by Studio Tord Boontje worth RM1599 each!

Will Quah, the emcee for the event.

Next came the welcoming speech by Mr. Danny Lee, HP's Country General Manager of the Personal Systems Group. In his welcoming speech, Mr. Danny Lee particularly mentioned about how HP is constantly on the lookout for current trends and changing trends of computers for the future. Mommy personally thinks this is true of HP because Mommy constantly sees new themes such as "The Computer is Going Personal" and "HP's eco-friendly campaign" in HP's website and that these themes are in line with what the people are going for nowadays.

Mr. Danny Lee, HP's Country General Manager of the Personal Systems Group doing his welcoming speech.

After the welcoming speech, came the forum session whereby the top 5 bloggers of Malaysia (Kenny Sia, Jojo Struys, Meera the RedMummy, Cynthia and Joyce Wong) gave their ideas and opinions on how and what the future is for anything to do with computers, internet and technology. Will Quah posed these interesting questions and Mommy has included the gist of some responses by the top 5 bloggers:

The top 5 bloggers of Malaysia: from left is Kenny Sia, Jojo Struys, RedMummy, Cynthia and Joyce Wong.

  • What will life be without technology?
    Life will be boring, inconvenient and as good as the stone-age days!
  • How has technology changed your life?

Technology has allowed things to be done fast and conveniently. Previous internet technology was dialed-up networking which was slow and noisy (Kenny Sia actually mimicked the dial-up noisy dialling tone!), but now is taken over by the broadband, so internet surfers get to surt more things for less time. Technology has also allowed resources from all over the world to be within your finger tips and at your perusal which is especially an important thing for people in education. Technology is also changing the way how people find their romantic partner.

  • What feature about the computer would you hope to see in the future?
    RedMummy particularly mentioned how she hopes that one day, she doesn't even need to type the computer keyboard in order to blog. The computer can merely read what's in our mind to come out with the sentence that we want to type! Wow, Mommy thinks this idea is awesome - yes, a good breakthrough, yet scary at the same time! And another top blogger, Jojo Struys feels that it's scary for computers to be able to read our thoughts and translate them out in words and sentences and she swears she wouldn't want that to hapen!

  • What is another breakthrough innovation in our lives besides computer, handphone and internet?

Aviation, television, camera, GPRS and telescope.

  • How long do you spend time on the internet per day?

Answers ranges from as little as 10 hours per day to all the time!

After the top 5 bloggers have answered Will Quah's questions, finally the Q&A session was opened to the floor. Someone from the audience asked,"So many good things have been talked about computers, internet and technology, what about the bad side?" To this question, most of the top 5 bloggers agree that privacy and identity theft is a big problem. RedMummy particularly mentioned about her encounter with an SMS stalker and Cynthia about how her photo and profile appeared in a social networking site that she never registered for in the first place!

Both Mr. Danny Lee and Mr. Low Sin Yip launching the 'Blog-A-Trend" Contest.

As time was running out, Will Quah closed the Q&A session, but reminded the audience that should they have some more questions, they can always catch up with the top bloggers later on. Then came the closing speech by Mr. Low Sin Yip, the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Director of Microsoft Malaysia and finally, both Mr. Danny Lee and Mr. Low Sin Yip launched the 'Blog-A-Trend' contest. Want to know more about the HP "Blog-A-Trend" contest? This is a competition held in four countries across Asia (China, Korea, Malaysia and Singapore) to identify trends already impacting or about to impact our future. Interested participants can blog about any of the following topics:

  • Future of "Thin & Light"

  • Future of "Touch"

  • Future of Personalization

  • Future of Design

  • Future of Environment

  • Future of Entertainment

  • Future of Music

  • Future of Fashion

  • Future of Social Media

  • Future of Content

  • Future of Education

So aspiring bloggers who blog about this (of at least 300 words) and is able to spark the most conversations online about the trends blogged will stand a chance to win either HP TouchSmart 600 All-in-One Desktop PC worth RM4988 (Grand Prize) and HP Minis by Studio Tord Bontje worth RM1599 (both 2nd and 3rd Prize). The blog link should be send to latest by 17th January 2010.

Besides this, Will Quah also announced that a live chat session (you will have to log in with your MSN ID to do that) will be held on 16th December 2009 at 9.30pm to 10.30pm for people to come together to discuss about future trends in the online community.

The many models of HP notebooks, netbooks and touch screen desktops on display during the event.

After all the announcements by Will Quah, the party ends with a networking session among bloggers alike and HP personnels. During this time, Mommy saw the top bloggers and other bloggers mingle among themselves and with HP personnels. On a personal note, Mommy must commend HP personnels for being very professional, appproachable and ready to assist you without you asking. Mommy was looking at a particular HP notebook on display and was approached by a HP personnel. It's not like Mommy had to approach a HP personnel to know more about a HP model, instead the HP personnel approached Mommy just at the right time! Mommy also had the chance to have a short chat with Meera the RedMummy because Mommy has a common ground with her - we are mothers and we blog about our children! By the way, during our chat, RedMommy mentioned that she noticed Mommy from the stage. In Mommy's heart, Mommy wondered was is because Mommy looked the most Aunty-like person there? Hehehehe....

Anyway, Mommy had an enjoyable time at the event, the forum was a good avenue for exchange of ideas, thoughts and opinions from people not in the education industry, the cocktail served at Rootz was tasty, the ambience at Rootz was a pleasant first-time experience for Mommy (hey, Mommy is a club virgin!) and even the landscape just outside Rootz was full of lush greenary in the midst of concrete buildings and landmarks, in line with HP's eco-friendly drive. And one more thing - the HP organizer is very thoughtful. When guests left Rootz, each was presented with a free limited edition umbrella to protect from rain , just in case (and perhaps perpetrators!), knowing that most guests probably had to walk quite a distance (in the night) from Lot 10 to their whatever means of transport. Thank you HP for the enjoyable and meaningful experience and freebies!

This is the limited edition HP umbrella given to each guest just before they leave the event.

Thank you to HP for the enjoyable and meaningful experience (and the free goodies too!)

The lush greenary of Rootz's landscape amidst the concrete jungle which is in line with HP's drive for being eco-friendly despite going for technology sophistication.

The networking session

Cynthia Wong networking with a blogger.

Kenny Sia and Jojo Struys seen talking to each other.

RedMummy was seen networking with other bloggers.

By the way, Mommy reached home at 10.45pm. Once home, Mommy could see Grandpa rocking Juan Or to sleep. Mommy peered over to see Juan Or. Juan Or was obviously not asleep yet, though he appeared to have settled down already. So Mommy asked Grandpa whether Juan Or had been good the whole night even though Mommy's not around? "Oh, yes" was Grandpa's answer.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Juan Or on Temperamental Fasting

Yesterday (on Sunday), Mommy had a really hard time trying to get Juan Or to eat his main meals or drink his usual milk feeds. Was Juan Or on temperamental fasting? Or was he on hunger strike? People say African children (in famine places) have no food to eat because they don't have a choice - food is not available in the first place. It is not like they choose to go hungry. But for Juan Or, he seemed to want to go hungry by choice! Funny, isnt it? This was what transpired:

4.30am: Juan Or woke up from sleep and started playing.

5.30am: Juan Or asked for Mommy's permission to eat "Baby Bites" snack. Permission granted.

6.00am: Grandma deep-fried tapioca fries for breakfast. Juan Or ate few sticks of the fries.

6.30am: Mommy tried rocking Juan Or to sleep, but eventually he refused to sleep.

7.00am: Juan Or started fretting, pointing towards the television. So Mommy switched on the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse DVD for him to watch.

8.00am: Grandma took Juan Or to babysitter's house for his morning milk feed. Juan Or refused to drink milk. So Grandma took him home again.

8.30am: Grandpa rocked Juan Or to sleep again and eventually he fell asleep.

11.30am: Juan Or woke up and Grandma took him to the babysitter's house for milk feeding again. Again, Juan Or refused to drink.

12.00pm: Papa went out to buy lunch. Papa bought 'mamak' food - rice with mutton rendang, squid and sting-ray curry. Very spicy and tasty. Meanwhile, Mommy bathed Juan Or.

12.30pm: Mommy started eating the food that Papa bought. Tried giving some white rice (Juan Or loves to eat white rice!) but he refused to eat. So Mommy tried giving some rice stained with the curry gravy (Juan Or loves spicy food!) and again he refused to eat.

1.00pm: Grandpa went out to buy porridge for his lunch. Once back home, Grandpa aliquot a small portion of it for Juan Or, tried feeding him and again he refused to eat! Grandma tried feeding him porridge too, still he refused to eat!

1.30pm: Mommy took out Calci-yum (children's yogurt with 2 times calcium of normal milk) from the refrigerator and offered it to Juan Or. Wah, he finished it within 5 minutes!

2.00pm: Grandpa rocked Juan Or to sleep again.

5.30pm: Juan Or woke up from sleep and Grandma took him to the babysitter's house for milk feed. This time, he gulped down his milk quickly and without fuss! Juan Or returned home and started playing and disturbing people.

7.30pm: Mommy ate dinner. Mommy also gave some white rice for Juan Or to eat. This time, he didn't reject eating, but neither did he eat a lot.

9.00pm: Grandpa took Juan Or to the babysitter's house for another milk feed. Same thing - Juan Or drank everything quickly and without fuss! Later, Papa gave him some cheese bread to which he ate only a little.

10.15pm: Mommy asked Juan Or whether he wanted to eat Calci-yum. Juan Or immediately nodded his head as he answered,"Ai! (Want!)." Same thing, he finished his Calci-yum within just 5 minutes!

10.30pm: Mommy changed Juan Or's diaper, brushed his teeth and finally rocked him to sleep!

End of the day for Juan Or and Mommy!

So what's the conclusion about Juan Or's eating habit? Looks like Calci-yum is the only food that appeals to him anytime, regardless of whether he is or is not choosy about his food for a particular day! Hehehe.....and thanks to mNhL for giving Mommy the idea to use Calci-yum as snack for Juan Or. Juan Or obviously loves this yogurt so much that he didn't once reject it although Mommy gave him to eat it everyday, but only once a day during the night.

Juan Or's favourite - Calci-yum!

Ah, here's Calci-yum coming!


By the way, Juan Or's favourite Calci-yum flavour is vanilla. As for price watch of Calci-yum, a pack of 8 units is sold for RM8.19 (per pack) at The Store, RM7.59 at Central Supermarket (near Old Klang Road), RM6.49 at Giant (promotion price) and RM6.39 at Carrefour (normal price). Thus, cheapest so far is from Carrefour. As for Tesco, Mommy does not know the price yet.
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Friday, December 4, 2009

It's the Litt Tak Warehouse Sale Again!

Mommy went to this toy warehouse sale again (yes, Mommy has been going there every time Litt Tak holds a warehouse sale!) on the first day of sale, i.e., 2nd December 2009. This time, there are more variety of toys offered, and a number of the varieties have never been seen before in previous warehouse sales. Litt Tak has even expanded their sale area by having extra display racks just outside their glass entrance door unlike previously where there were only few boxes of toys put merely at the five-foot way.

Here's how the sale looks like. Let the photos speak for themselves.

More racks displayed just outside the office's glass entrance door.

Even the stairs is not spared from being used for displaying toys. The toys displayed at the stairs are mostly Power Ranger toys.

Some girlie toys (Tomy brand) on display.

See this elderly Chinese lady (with white hair and cream colour top) at the right? This lady who is a staff, happens to be able to recognize Mommy already. She assisted Mommy by giving Mommy a big black plactic bag to put Mommy's chosen toys and even acknowledged seeing Mommy come for every Litt Tak sale!

This Disney toy for toddlers aged 18 months and above is sold for RM8 only - very cheap! The toy is still in good condition, only thing is it is dusty and the cardboard box doesn't look so nice anymore. Had Juan Or been much younger, Mommy would have buy this toy (this toy is already too childish for Juan Or) .

Toys, toys, more toys!

Here's what Mommy got for Juan Or:

A set of unisex 'masak-masak' toys for RM15. It contains a stove, sink with tap, kettle, wokpan, casserole with cover, knife, chopping board, 8 pieces of vegetables/fruits with velcro, a cup, 2 plates, and a pair of fork and spoon.

Spelling game set for RM10.

A pair of children boxing gloves for RM3. Mommy saw the old price tag by Billion Supermarket indicating RM9.90!

A set of Toyota miniature cars made of stainless steel with nice finishing, made by Tomy. The price is more expensive....RM40. But this set is not for Juan Or to play. This set is for Mommy's collection to be put into the glass display cabinet. ^ ^
Super hero figurines of about 8 inches in height, with good quality and fine finishing. On the right is a Power Ranger for RM5 (by Bandai) and left is one Japanese superhero by Takara Tomy for RM6. For the Power Ranger figurine, if you squeeze both legs together, the upper body will rotate. Mommy thinks these are nice toy figurines for collection and display purposes, so once Juan Or outgrows playing with toy figurines, Mommy will keep them in the display cabinet!
A Pooh baby whistle blower by Tomy for RM2 only! When Mommy gave to Juan Or to blow, Juan Or immediately liked it and kept on blowing!