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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Elyssa's 3rd Gymnastics Competition

Elyssa went for her 3rd gymnastics competition recently.

Make Up Session in the morning
I'm such a noob at this - happily paid RM 20 for make up and hair. (done by other mummies, $$ went back to the gymnastics club) 

All Glam-ed Up ! 
Another RM 60 went to rental of her leotard. 
She did 2 routines that day - Rope and Hoop. 

With her hoop

No photos of her doing the actual routine.  She didn't even want me to watch! She said it will make her nervous and asked me to go home.  Haiz!  I actually peeped a little from the side during the first routine.  Then left before the second.  I was hesitating actually...went to my car, drove out of my spot and was about to go back in when I saw another car waiting for my spot. Then drove off but nearly wanted to u-turn when I was halfway. Haha.. perhaps I was more nervous than her!

Came back about 2 hours later. Pretty good results actually! 4th for rope, 6th for hoop and 4th for overall placing.  Yay to my Elyssa!!  I was suuuper proud and happy for her. So proud that she soldiered on.

I will never forget the rainy evening at home after her first competition - when she sobbed and sobbed with me on our house staircase,  after she forgot her routine and got last place. At the time, she said she never wanted to try gymnastics again.
3 years on, more than anything, I am happy that instead of quitting, she picked herself up after the last fall and walked on - stronger than before.

Almost made it to the podium! 

Happy with her medals!  
She received a hamper as well.

Way to go Elyssa!!!  She's now pretty fired about her gymnastics now.  Next competition is in November. Will be Erin's first as well.  Fingers crossed all will turn out well :-) 

Erin is 6 !

Yay!  5 day long weekend.  Time to catch up on blogging...

My small princess is now 6 years old!  Last birthday in kindy so this will probably be the last time we have party packs

Packing party packs with jie jie 

Glow in the dark stickers, erasers, stencil, pencil etc 

Wanted to buy her a cake. About to drive out after dinner but then she asked "Mummy, aren't you going to bake my birthday cake? Aiyoo,how to say no like that? 
So headed straight to my kitchen instead to bake a chocolate cake. (already bought the ingredients earlier as planned to bake, then changed plan cos came home late that day) 

Erin's birthday celebration in kindy 
Took photo with all her classmates too, but not so proper to post here. 

On that weekend, we had a family birthday celebration for Erin.

 In her Red Kebaya
I love this outfit! 

With Ah Kong
Ppl say Erin looks like me.  Ppl also say I look like my Papa.  So does Erin look like her Ah Kong?  :-)

More Photos 

Another birthday celebration - this round, we went to Naughty Nuri's with my parents. 

Birthday song and dance for the birthday girl. 
But birthday girl wasn't in the mood that day! 

Last round of birthday celebration - Hub's side of the family couldn't make it earlier, so we had another dinner. Porkie ribs again at Morganfields. 


Happy 6th birthday my small princess!  You are naturally such a sweet and lovely girl, with a smile that lights up your face and warms our hearts.  We love you to the moon and back  :-) 


Test, test 

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Papa's Birthday

Celebrated Papa's birthday recently @ Restaurant Extra Super Tanker, Glo Damansara. All the grandkids were busy making birthday cards for Ah Kong days before. Drawing, colouring, cutting, pasting, asking us for spelling etc etc.  On the actual day, how many cards did Ah Kong get? ....ZERO.  Ooops, forgot to bring la, cannot find on the last minute la, still haven't finish la...  Aiya.

But it's the thought that counts right?  ;-)

Food was pretty good! 
Left food ordering to hubby as I went back to the car to get sweaters for the girls. He ordered and then promptly forgotten what he ordered. Had a long debate on one of the items... pork or chicken or venison or bamboo shoot or ???  hahaha

After stuffing ourselves, it's time for Birthday Cake and Song 
Ah Kong, Ah Mah and 7 little heads... check! 
Ooops, one little head (SE) couldn't get near the cake and she bawled after song ended. 

Love the smiles! 

Cake Process photos since I made it  ;-)
Happy with how it turned out! Pandan layered cake has been on my "to-bake" list for years.

We remembered to take a Family Photo this round

Happy Birthday to our dear Papa / Ah Kong! 

Monday, August 28, 2017

Big Scare No. 2

Erin generally looks up to her jie jie and wants to do things jie jie can do.
But this is one incident that I wished she did not!

Really, really dejavu feeling.... not too long ago, I wrote about Elyssa's fall that caused her to vomit and had temporary blindness.  Link here:

Few months after that, Erin did the same thing!!!  And yup.... I have the photos too.


Blood Pressure Monitoring 

Reason she fell?  Same - ran and fell on wet floor
Symptoms ?  Similar.  Kept vomitting but luckily no issue with vision.
We went to the same hospital.... and guess what. The receptionist was the same (wearing the same sweatshirt), doctor on duty was the same, MRI person was the same.  Haiyoh!  Really dejavu!

But ok, I was glad the outcome was the SAME too. Turned out to be just a scare. She was not admitted but it was still a little scary cos she vomited and complained of being dizzy for the next 2 days.

All fine and dandy after that.  Oh my 2 princesses.... pls WALK CAREFULLY next time ya? 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Full Marathon!

I did it!!!

My very first FULL MARATHON.  Yipeeeeee!
42km of pure madness  ;-)

Didn't train as much I should have. As the date got nearer, I started panicking. Was I out of my mind? Yes, I've done 10 Half Marathons before but moving from 21km to 42km is no joke.  I have never even gone beyond 21km (and I'm usually half dead when I finish a HM).  Friends suggested that I go for regular long distance runs, but the most I have time for is 10km at the treadmill, when the girls are are at their Art class. Toyed with the idea of changing to half marathon or just give up the run completely. 

Well, ready or not....I was still at the starting line on May 21st. Nervous as hell. My goal was simple - to complete the run within cut off time of 7 hours.  

Long story cut short (not one of my cheong hei moods today!), I did it! 6 hours and 50 minutes. Real slow for some, but what the heck, I'm super proud that I completed what I set out to do. 

And I still went to work the next day.  Heh, not bad at all! 

Thursday, August 10, 2017


And this is what happens when I leave my phone unattended for a while......!