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Sunday, December 23, 2007

Christmas at Midvalley

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Christmas cheer and Flood woes

'Tis the season to be jolly! Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la! Reminds me of Christmas bringing good news to man and cheer to the downtrodden. Despite not having a 'white' Christmas, the East and South of Malaysia have been battered by heavy rains and flooding. As Malaysians, we pray for the well-being in the affected regions that this calamity will be aborted swiftly.

Although I upset when Mommy was robbed, I realised that some of the theft is done by drug addicts. The high cost of addiction (vary between RM50-100/day) and treatment (aprroximately RM25-70/day depending on whether they are on maintenance or induction dose) causes them to continue in crime.

We'll be spending more time with family and friends catching up for the time lost while going after the rat-race of 'making-a-living'. Time to find out what Christa and Clarissa thinks of in a happy family. What Mommy wants, what grandpa and grandma wants, and what I really want. And maybe, what God wants?!

Let's not spend every penny on gifts and buffet dinners but let's lend a hand to those who need it! Let's share the love with everyone around us!

John 13:34 A new commandement I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.

A Blessed Christmas to you!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Crime at the doorstep: Time to take action!

I am concerned that crime is so common nowadays even in residential and commercial areas in Malaysia. A lady who just came out from the OCBC bank in USJ9 (map) was a victim to snatch theft just 2 weeks ago. I suppose having a Neighbourhood watch and more frequent police presence would help. Or all of us have to start taking up self-defense classes or keep a hockey stick handy.

When an incident happens closer to home, we get really worried. Last night, as Mommy was crossing the road with Clarissa, 2 men on a motorcycle stopped her. The sight of the pillion rider wielding a knife frightened her and she dropped her handbag. It happened when Mommy was just leaving grandparents house in Taman Tun Dr Ismail. This has happened several times in the vicinity and had happened even to grandma a few years ago. We're thankful the robber quickly left without hurting them.

Will we have better security for the citizens of Malaysia in the near future? Let's hope that Malaysia Crime Prevention Foundation could come up with better recommendations for the government.

Interesting articles to read:
Reaction and escape
Choosing a self-defense course
Self-Defense Advice for children
TTRI Resident's Association
Crime Statistics: Malaysia
Malaysia Crime Prevention Foundation

6 vaccines at one go!

Benedict is due for another vaccination at 3 months next week. He will get a 6 in 1 vaccine (Infanrix Hexa) by GSK which includes Diphteria, Pertussis, Tetanus, Polio, Haemophilus influenza (type B) and Hepatitis B together in one injection. The last time he got it last month, he seemed fine.

I think it's better than getting 2 or 3 separate injections. Not to mention the pain and possible febrile episodes.

Find out more about vaccinations here:-
Infanrix Hexa: Consumer Medical Information
Baby Immunisation Schedule
Instant Childhood Vaccination Scheduler

Monday, December 17, 2007

Time to get another cell-phone

It's been more than 2 years since I've used my Sony-Ericsson K700i and it seemed to be pretty worn out. It has survived a 'drowning' episode and was resuscitated swiftly by removing all the components and keeping it out to dry for 2 days. It has been thrown onto the floor and suffered paint damage and scratches. THanks to Clarissa and Christa. The superb sound of Sony-Ericsson phones are still functioning but I can't seem to get the Bluetooth video downloads anymore.

Now,... what would be a good phone to get which would survive my girls target practise? It should be a Sony-Ericsson or Nokia, with a built-in 3.2 MP camera with flash, good audio and possibly at least 1G memory. 3G and Wirefire optional.

Let's begin the search!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Christa's throwing Grandma's kitchen slippers

Mommy and I left Christa (2+ yrs)while she was fast asleep at my parents home. Little did I know that she was going to do some 'damage'. She initially tailed Grandma everywhere she went until Grandpa turned up to help out. Christa then took Grandma's slippers and tipped them off the window frame and told Grandma what she did. "I throw the shoe downstairs!", said Christa without much emotions. Grandma told Grandpa to pick up the slippers after reprimanding Christa. Just as Grandpa brought the slippers and left the room, she again flipped the slippers off the window frame.

That really 'freaked-out' Grandpa and he scolded Christa and told Grandma that he would not have Christa sleepover over the next few days. So much for our attempt to give ourselves a break while hoping that the children would get acquainted with my parents.

When we were younger we would not dare to do such things. If we did, we would have been caned swiftly. I had a grin on my face thinking about what would happen if Grandpa found out that Christa tore up some magazines?

Grandma told me I probably need to make sure I get someone to follow her everywhere to prevent her from destroying things. How about having a CCTV to watch over her or a domestic helper?

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Benedict in his bouncinet

I just fed Benedict (2+ months),'burped' him and placed him in the bouncinet (see photo). I have to make sure that the automated setting isn't too fast so that it doesn't upset his stomach or cause injury.

Here's a list of things you could do to protect your baby:-
Home safety

Sunday, December 2, 2007

What else can children do with prickly heat powder?

Mommy called me into the bedroom an hour ago. To my surprise, I found Christa in her cot and Clarissa lying on her bed. Both had their faces and clothes covered with prickly-heat powder. Mommy then pointed at the mini-hifi and adjacent floor which was covered with powder.

No wonder both of them were pretending as nothing happened! Christa was spotting a wide grin while Clarissa was covering her face with her pillow wondering what would happen next.

Both girls got a strict reprimand were put on observation by Mommy until they slept.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Benedict looks like Christa?

Christa: calm and composed

Benedict: quiet and observing the surroundings