Monday, February 23, 2015

Olympia's 1st Visit to the Orphanage

After all the festivities, it's time to return to the society. Other than the Children's Homes we go to in Thailand & in Singapore, we decided to visit one in Malaysia to help them as well.

This one is just a 15 minutes drive away from home. Not knowing what they need yet, we packed the new and unworn diapers (Ollie cannot fit in those newborn and small size diapers anymore). They have three babies (youngest is one month old) and the diapers will be handy. They have 50 over children and the oldest is 17. Found out what they need and we will return to deliver the items maybe within the next two weeks.

I hope Ollie will learn to be kind to others and give more than she receives / will receive.


After the good deed, we also had a good lunch! Packed and extremely warm! Luckily she managed to stay good and quiet in the carrier. I love babywearing. The closeness with Ollie is priceless. Haha. Laogong & I are always fighting to babywear Ollie.

Pleasant Monday we had!

Chinese New Year 2015

This is the first CNY with Ollie and of course,
a new baby in the house is always everyone's favourite.
It was an easy time because everyone wanted to carry her!
We didn't even bring the baby seat or carrier around
when we went for visitation.

Had our reunion dinner and decided to bring Olympia
to River Hong Bao.
It was also my first time!
I never like crowd or places that I know will be very warm.
Well, I did enjoy the night with my little family.

Lucky Ollie has many sets of new clothes,
thanks to all my lovely friends and parents 
of my students.
She changed an average of two to three
sets a day and well, still has new dresses
to change into!
As usual, visited Laogong's side and my side.
The most tiring day!

We stayed home in the day and had friends over.
In the evening, we went over to our neighbour's
place for a BBQ.
Great day it was!

We had friends over as well as the annual lion dance!
Friends will know our love for lion dance.
We had to have it!
Relaxing evening for the day and well,
CNY is sort of nuff' said for us.
Chill and relax for the rest of the day.

Life is back to usual!
Had brunch at our favourite Tea Garden and we
slack the afternoon away.
Not so much of a slacking day for Ollie.
She had her weekly swim.
Love to see her kicking happily.
It must have been quite a workout for her.
We headed to Jusco for early dinner and shopping.
She was snoozing happily in the carrier from 4+ to about 8pm.
Back home, fed her and changed her and she is still snoozing 
as I type this post.

I love CNY with the family and even more so now,
with the new addition.
And that leads me to the special Devilz Family Collage.
Haha, it seems to be a year where the whatsapp is slightly
more active on CNY (even our super busy Bucky replies!)

Hope everyone is having a great CNY and 
definitely going to have a great year ahead!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015


It was a great Monday!
We left the house early (9am instead of 10+) for breakfast (where else but Tea Garden - Laogong's favourite for now) so that we can be the first to queue at the car polishing place.
Who knows, we reached Jusco at 9.40am and we were sixth in queue!
Still, we didn't manage to polish the car there because we were not members with Carz.
Off we went to run errands and shop a bit.
A couple of times previously when we were at Jusco, Olympia was in the stroller.
This time round, Laogong was carrying her and we managed to take our wefie!
Bought whatever we wanted and drove over to Tesco.
Finally managed to get our car polished there.
Shopped around and had lunch at Starbucks.
Sad that our favourite Duck Fettuccine was not available.
Went back home and 'helped' the part time cleaners with the house.
Trashed away two big bags of rubbish.
Finally the house is quite tidied.
They didn't managed the car porch (Cny, same price, fewer hours - and they keep asking me to top up for additional hours) so Laogong volunteer to wash it on Wednesday.
Happy with the clean house.
Thankful for the dinner with our taman's friends.
Came back, bathed Olympia, put her to bed.
Laogong also fell asleep with her.
Fed Charcoal.
Did laundry.
Finally, I had time to make a coffee and do some admin for Laogong.
It's 3.51am now.
Did quite a bit of work.
Wondering if Olympia will wake up soon so that I can breastfeed her (doesn't look like).
I shall do some pumping because I'm tired also and I can't wait anymore.
Guess she will wake up at 7am...
Have a great day, everyone!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Daily Blessings

Life definitely wasn't what it used to be.
Life definitely is getting better. 
It is such a blessing to wake up to Olympia sleeping beside us. 
It is such a blessing to be breathing healthily. 
It is such a blessing to have my family members supporting me. 
It is such a blessing that we have lots more blessings being showered upon us all the time. 
It's 2.33am. 
10 years ago, I might be out clubbing with Bb Ni, even on a weekday night. 
5 years ago, I might be watching a movie with laogong. 
Last year, I might still be cleaning the house in the middle of the night before Cny.
And now, I'm Ollie's mummy watching her (and laogong) sleep. 
Again,  I'm thankful and blessed that (oh, did I hear Ollie snore while I type?!)  Ollie is growing well and life with her has been fun and meaningful so far. 
I know some might tell me that now is the easiest because she only sleeps, eats and cries. 
I'm enjoying every moment and ready to take on any challenges with her.
I had a SAHM job offer. Haha. 
I decided to reject it for now. 
Will reconsider the option again if necessary. 
With a 14h-work-week, the break away from parenting is doing me good. 
Will keep to that for awhile. 
Till then, back to gazing at Ollie as I doze off to bed. 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015


First day of Spring! 
May all enjoy good health and good wealth. 
Thankful for the abundance of blessings we have been showered with.  
We'll continue to return to the society as we receive. 

All of us decked in new clothes! 
Ollie is in there dress Jackie bought from her. 
She is opening her CDA account today! 
Laogong is also in his new shirt as he deposit money. 
No,  I'm not in red, am in orange! Hehe... 

Huat ah!