I am so happy..

26 05 2010

juskawaime loves some of the hymns sang.. Shall share one that been in my mind while going through the fotos of my dad’s 60th birthday celebration.. esp the happy faces of my nephew Kayden and my daddy =) I am so happy when I saw my loved ones are happy..

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Splendid church life!

His green garden He has brought us, praise the Lord

To experience the Christ who’s growing here!

He is full of rich enjoyment to His saints in one accord;

He is new and fresh, available and dear.

Chorus:

I’m so happy in this lovely place

In the garden growing in His grace!

There is no finer pleasure than to eat the living tree

And to get the living water into me. (Hymn #1237)

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More happy shots =)

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Happy Birthday Jennifer

1 04 2009
I know this post is a bit late.. but I just wanna pen this down to capture tat moment. Celebrated Jennifer birthday 2x this year, one is with the whole girl gang @ Suki Sushi, and one is a mini-celebration on actual day 21.03.2009 + mahjong..
Happy Birthday mummy Jennifer!

Happy Birthday mummy Jennifer!

Jennifer is turning OLD this year.. *hoohooo* nobody is spared of aging.. =p But this year is a special year for her as she will be a mummy this June! Her baby is due in … maybe mid June.. and who knows my dear “God-son” will be born in the same date as his “GOd-ma”, on 20th June!! I am delighted and am looking forward to  baby boy, Keelan’s arrival.

Well that is his tentative English name, Keelan. His mother likes it, so most prob will be this name, unless there is new changes. As for his Chinese name, it is still under construction… hehee

Celebrating Jennifer's BD
Celebrating Jennifer’s BD

This June is an exciting month.. there is my sis-in-law giving birth to my little nephew, Kayden. And Jennifer giving birth to Keelan. And my colleague, Leela, also giving birth then. She doesn’t want to know the gender of baby, but I guess it is a baby boy! *woohooo* Oh most importantly it is my birthday! Yes.. there is dual feeling abt birthday – sad and happy.

Happy Birthday my dear princess

Happy Birthday my dear princess





Happy Birthday, Yee Khai!

25 08 2008

Celebrating Yee Khai‘s one year old birthday yesterday…

Yee Khai with mummy & daddy

Yee Khai with mummy & daddy

Yee Khai was born in 28.08.07, made in Hokaiddo (probably =))

毅凯 .. has a wonderful meaning whom his parent has hope for him…

做任何事, 去任何地方,毅志,凯旋归来。

Nice …

Happy Birthday, Yee Khai!! =)

The Ladies, the girl and the boy

The Ladies, the girl and the boy





More Childcare centres

21 08 2008

200 more childcare centres

COMING to a HDB estate near you: a childcare centre.

It will become far easier for parents to find one for their kids, as 200 new childcare centres will be built in the next five years.

This ramps up the existing number by one third to nearly 1,000, with a total of 83,380 places.

At the same time, the quality will also go up, with the adoption of an integrated curriculum structure and better-trained teachers, said Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports.

These measures will make it easier for mothers to go to work.

But they may mean that fees will go up too.

Asked about this possibilty, Dr Balakrishnan said: ‘We expect that salaries will have to go up. I think the cost of the childcare centres will also increase.

‘If you want better services, you want more convenient services, there will be inevitably some increase in cost, which the operators will also have to cope with. Let’s be practical about it.’

At the same time, he stressed, the Government is giving significant increases in subsidies to offset the fees.

‘So I don’t think you should be worried that affordability is going to go down.’

From next year, childcare centre subsidies for working mothers will double from $150 per child per month to $300.

Infant care subsidies will go up from $400 to $600.

MCYS said the average monthly fee for full-day care is now $1,165, nearly 10 per cent more than the $1,063 four years ago.

The fees are higher than those at full-day childcare centres, which charge an average of $672 a month now, up from $588 in 2004.

Source

More NTUC childcare centres

By Tessa Wong

NTUC Childcare on Wednesday said that it plans to double the number its centres over the next three years.

Its announcement comes on the heel of the Government’s decision to raise childcare subsidies for working mothers and to encourage parenthood.

NTUC is currently the largest operator of childcare facilities in Singapore, with 39 centres catering to over 3,700 children and 69 infants.

Chief executive Ms Adeline Sum said that NTUC Childcare plans to add up to 40 more centres in the next three years.

Five centres are already in the works, and will open in Woodlands, Sengkang, Jurong Point and Hougang within the next six months.

Source





Josiah – Bimbo blog?

29 07 2008

Josiah is so cute….. so adorable…. so irrestible….

Josiah

Josiah

His parents (Jessica and Yusdi) are also very humurous, friendly and talented..

Recently they wrote a ‘bimbo blog’ entry for their son, Josiah, trying to ‘learn’ from Malaysian’s blogger Kenny Sia’s on his attempt to create a bimbo blog!!

It is about fotos of super cute smile, nails, eyelashes and more cuteness.. LOL Oh surely, if such fotos are shared… i definitely wannnttt moooorrrrreeeee…… *WeeEEeeee* Who can resist such adorable looking baby like Josiah…  *wink*

Josiah with foam

Josiah with foam

 

What is a bimbo blog..?? Maybe Kenny Sia can explain more …

Bimbo blog is a genre of blogging that’ll never go out of style. They’re characterised by the blogger (usually female) posting up half-an-Internet-full-of-bandwidth-sucking photos of themselves going about doing stuff like partying, going for manicures, shopping, partying, attending fashion shows, partying, doing their make-up, partying, meeting celebrities, going on a cruise, partying, partying, partying… zzzzzzz.

(extracted from Kenny Sia’s website entry)

Kenny Sia Attempts To Write A Bimbo Blog

It’s tough job being a male blogger sometimes.

Some people write for themselves and some people write for an audience. Like most people, I do both and I reckon kennysia.com did a pretty good job so far balancing them.

I do have to admit though that I don’t always find writing for an audience easy at all. Most people tell me that they visit my blog for laughs. I acknowledge that. However ideas, inspiration and wit are not something that come 24/7. They go through a cyclical pattern, much like a woman’s menstrual cycle.

It’s so much easier being a female blogger.

Guys can only write so much humour, politics and technology before we run out of inspiration. For girls, they can write the same stuff if they wanted to, but they can also write a bimbo blog.

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Nigel + Eelynn

26 07 2008

28th June 2008

Meeting up with Eelynn, hubby and son, Nigel, when they came back to Sg for visit. First time meeting Nigel , the first baby of our JC girls’ group..

Nigel Tse

Nigel Tse

Such adorable Nigel… It all started with this..

Wedding of Eelynn & Simon

Wedding of Eelynn & Simon

I was looking at my foto album… checked that the wedding dinner of Eelynn and Simon was held on 27th December 2004 at Pan Pacific Hotel, Singapore. Nice food served…

Then soon after, both of them moved over to Hong Kong.. and soon after we heard good news that Eelynn was pregnant… *Wohooo* Esther went to HK for holiday in early Sept 2007 when Eelynn was about to give birth. She took a photo of them together… I remembered I was commenting that Eelynn.. is so fat! haha ..maybe that is why she didn’t send us her latest fotos..hahaa … Opps…Later she will *bish* me.. =p”

Esther with pregnant Eelynn

Esther with pregnant Eelynn

And soon… baby has arrived – NIGEL Tse

nigel-1mth

nigel-1mth

And I really appreciate of Eelynn to share the progress of NIGEL by sending us emails/fotos… Nigel is getting more and more like Eelynn… Chubby cheek!! =D

nigel-2mths

nigel-2mths

nigel-4mths

nigel-4mths

nigel-5mth

nigel-5mth

nigel-6mths

nigel-6mths

And finally, we got to see Nigel face-to-face….coz they were coming to Sg for a visit.. *Wootz* Guess we were all very excited and looking-forward… We met at FRIENDS @ Serangoon Garden Village. And of course, when we met this adorable 8mth ‘god-son’ of ours… everyone’s camera kept on clicking!! hohooohoo

Panels of paparazzi at Friends @ Serangoon Garden Village aka Friends @ Chomp Chomp

panel of paparazzi

panel of paparazzi

We bought toys for him … hopefully he will like it.. and he also performed amazing ‘tricks’ … which amused everyone… haha =p

Nigel and his toys

Nigel and his toys

And clever me has placed the baby seat next beside me so I can have the best view to hug and take foto with him… And also can kiss him anytime… *WeeeEEeeee*

Kiss pose

Kiss pose

I love the foto below… best one!! =)

juskawaime & Nigel

juskawaime & Nigel

After being kissed so much from the jiejie aunties (ok lar.. I kissed him the most.. =p Or maybe I am the only on who kept on kissing him…) , Eelynn said to Nigel, “Aihyoo, poor Nigel.. Later mama go home and wash ur face with dettol to kill the germs ya… if not.. later will have pimples!!”

-_-“”

Well I dunn care… At least I kissed him already… hohooohoo.. that is all that matters..

Ok till next time we meet – be it in Sg or HK… or maybe in Sydney…?? =)

Nigel Eelynn Simon





Parenthood – 1st/2nd/3rd

15 07 2008

The Evolution of Parenthood

Your Clothes –

1st baby: You begin wearing maternity clothes as soon as your OB/GYN confirms your pregnancy.

2nd baby: You wear your regular clothes for as long as possible.

3rd baby: Your maternity clothes are your regular clothes.

The Baby’s Name –

1st baby: You pore over baby-name books and practice pronouncing and writing combinations of all your favourites.

2nd baby: Someone has to name their kid after your great-aunt Mavis, right? It might as well be you.

3rd baby: You open a name book, close your eyes, and see where your finger falls. Bimaldo? Perfect!

Preparing for the Birth –

1st baby: You practice your breathing religiously.

2nd baby: You don’t bother practicing because you remember that last time, breathing didn’t do a thing.

3rd baby: You ask for an epidural in your 8th month.

The Layette –

1st baby: You pre-wash your newborn’s clothes, color-coordinate them, and fold them neatly in the baby’s little bureau.

2nd baby: You check to make sure that the clothes are clean and discard only the ones with the darkest stains.

3rd baby: Boys can wear pink, can’t they?

Pacifier –

1st baby: If the pacifier falls on the floor, you put it away until you can go home and wash and boil it.

2nd baby: When the pacifier falls on the floor, you squirt it off with some juice from the baby’s bottle.

3rd baby: You wipe it off on your shirt and pop it back in.

Diapering –

1st baby: You change your baby’s diapers every hour, whether they need it or not.

2nd baby: You change their diaper every 2 to 3 hours, if needed.

3rd baby: You try to change their diaper before others start to complain about the smell or you see it sagging to their knees.

Worries –

1st baby: At the first sign of distress – a whimper, a frown – you pick up the baby.

2nd baby: You pick the baby up when her wails threaten to wake your firstborn.

3rd baby: You teach your 3-year-old how to rewind the mechanical swing.

Activities –

1st baby: You take your infant to Baby Gymnastics, Baby Swing, and Baby Story Hour.

2nd baby: You take your infant to Baby Gymnastics.

3rd baby: You take your infant to the supermarket and the dry cleaner.

Going Out –

1st baby: The first time you leave your baby with a sitter, you call home 5 times.

2nd baby: Just before you walk out the door, you remember to leave a number where you can be reached.

3rd baby: You leave instructions for the sitter to call only if she sees blood.

At Home –

1st baby: You spend a good bit of every day just gazing at the baby.

2nd baby: You spend a bit of every day watching to be sure your older child isn’t squeezing, poking, or hitting the baby.

3rd baby: You spend a little bit of every day hiding from the children.

Source: Karen Cheng