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August 17, 2015

Collection of dialogues and monologues with Sascha

In conversation with Sascha.
Mama: Sascha, 睡醒了才玩好不好?
Sascha: Mmm.
Mama: 你要说 "好".
Sascha: Alright.

In conversation with Sascha (at the restaurant).
Sas pulled Mama to the rocking horse and instructed: " Mama, sit down."
Mama replies, while texting on cellphone: "I'm too big for the rocking horse, Mei."
She then grabbed my phone from me and demanded in a stern tone: "no, no phone!"
I'm sorry, MeiMei, Mama will pay more attention on you when we spend time together. Love you!

In conversation with Sascha Ma.
We were taking our morning walk after breakfast, when she stopped in front of the drain grating, visibly afraid.
Mama: "Don't worry. Look ahead and walk over, you'll be fine."
Sascha mumbled "Ok, don't worry", and strut cautiously across.
While Mama tucked Sascha into bed for afternoon nap, she was playing and digging her nails into Mama's naval.
Mama: "Ouch!"
Sascha: "Don't worry, Mama!"
Mama: …

In conversation with Sascha.
Sascha insisted on holding the nail-clipper after Mama trimmed her nails. Then she quietly tried to clip her own nail.
Mama: "Sascha! What did I tell you?"
Sascha covered Mama's mouth and started caressing my chin, smiled sweetly and said "Pretty".
Flattery ain't gonna get you nowhere, my dear.

In conversation with Sas.
Yesterday, I was going to scold Sas for being mischievous. So, stood firmly and crossed my arms.
The moment I start talking, she sang: "sssh, sssh, sssh, all through the town" (wheels on the bus).

Sascha uttered her first complete sentences today!
Sas: "Mama, I want to shower"
Papa: "Keep your toys and wait for Mama"
Sas: "Lego (let's go)!"
Mama: "Papa is sick so he will sleep on the mattress today, and Sas will sleep on the bed."
Sas: "I want to sleep eh (with) Papa" *jumps off bed and onto mattress.
Tucked her into bed after applying essential oils and putting on socks for her.
Sas said "You see, drop eh-dee (already)", and lifting her foot which the sock came loose.

In conversation with Sascha.
Mama: "Sas, is the dog cuter or cat cuter?"
Sas: "Cat cuter."
*short pause*
"No, no, no, no! Sascha cuter."
Mama: "Okaaaay... that's good to know."

Pre-bedtime conversation with Sascha.
S: "I like princess."
M: "You like princesses? Who is a princess?"
S: "Papa, Mama, Sascha."
M: "Papa is a boy, so he is a Prince. Sascha is a girl, so you're a princess. Are you a princess?"
S: "Noooo, I'm a bum-bum."
M: "What kind of bum-bum? A nice one or a naughty one?"
S: "Smelly smelly one."

On the way to our car, Sas said "hold hands ah, (otherwise) Mommy will fall down Ok".
Seconds later, she tripped and fell.
"Mama, my leg fell down. Sascha ouch, no touch Ok."

In conversation with Sas.
Sas goes: "Mary had a kinderland, kinderland, kinderland..."
Mama: "It's 'LITTLE LAMB'. Repeat after me."
Sas: "Mary had a little pig, little pig, little pig..."
+ + + + +
Mama: "May I switch off the light? My eyes hurt."
Sas: "Ok, Mama's eyes painful. Switch off light."
*Mama then surfs internet on phone*
Sas in a bossy tone: "Mama, your eyes spoil already ah!"
Mama: "Ok, sorry, I don't use the phone now."
Warrao, kena bossed by little towkay-neo already. Win liao.

In conversation with Sascha.
Waitress at restaurant came by and offered us iced water. Sascha froze, then slowly turned to me and covered her eyes with her hands.
"I don't want eyes drop into my water, Mama."
Mama: "Iced water. Not eyes water..."
+ + + + + +
Sascha put on her reindeer hairband and exclaimed: "Hop, hop, bunny hop!"
Mama: "That's a reindeer, not a bunny, baby"
Sas: "Rein (rain), rein, go away..."
Mama: "No, not that rain."

In conversation with Sascha.
Sas, referring to two packs of tissue paper with My Melody printed on the covers: "Melody tissue paper are mine!"
Mama: "One for Sascha, one for Mama, right?"
Sas very firmly: "No, all for Sascha"
Mama sulking: "Hmpff, I don't want already"
Sas: "Don't be rude ah"
Mama: "Whut?!"
Look who's talking!

At the shoe store...

Someone removed her shoes and took one side of a pair of "ang kong kong" heels to wear. She then reached for Mommy's purse and said "pay money".

Overheard Sascha's conversation with imaginary friend during playtime.
Sas: "You want stickers? Yes?"
*pastes a princess sticker on Hello Kitty.
Kitty: "Thank you, Mama"
Sas, with smug look on face: "Thank you, Kitty"

In conversation with Sascha.
Mama: "Keep your toys, Sas."
Sas mumbled "Okay" but continued fiddling with her toy train.
Mama: "Stop talking and start moving. Keep your toys NOW."
Sas: "I think don't need."
Mama: "What don't need?! After you play, you think you don't need to keep?!"

Somebody picked up a condominium brochure and told me "See this house got swimming pool. Mama buy."

Walked past the confectionery and Sas said: "Mama, I want to eat kueh buffalo. Please buy for me."
After asking her repeatedly, I still couldn't make out what this "kueh buffalo" is. And out of exasperation, she dragged me to the tray with little bags of KUEH BAHULU. 什么东东嘛。

We took the lift with our Indian neighbor this morning. Out of the blue, Sas pointed to his sarong and asked (loudly) "Uncle wear dress?".
Kids say the darndest things.

Was napping in the room when Sas came in and said: "Look mama, this is my construction. It's a condominium, this is the window."

Kids say the darndest things #2.
On the bus heading out earlier, Sas let out some air (yes, fart). She then announced loudly "excuse me, I poot poot"!
*Please excuse Mommy while she tries to bury head in a hole.

In conversation with Sascha.
Sas singing: "M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E, Kikki mouse.."
Mama: "It's Mickey not Kikki"
Sas: "Ahahaha, yes, Mickey not Kikki"
Sas: "Not funny, right?"
Mama: "Then why did you laugh?"
Kids . _."

In conversation with Sascha.
After school, Mama dragged her along to buy rojak for her old man. At the stall, she tugged my shirt and pointed to the seats to the left of the queue, then said: "Mama go sit down, Sascha order".
Mama: "Then who pays?"
Sas: "Sascha pay money!"
The Mak behind overheard and was so amused. She leaned forward, gave Chubby a kiss on her forehead and said: "So clever ah!"
You, my dear, better keep up with your enthusiasm in helping Mama.

In conversation with Sascha.
Sas: "Mama, I want to sing 'Angie Yeo'."
Mama: "What is that?"
She then hums the melody, and sang: "B-I-Angie-Yeo, Bingbo was his name O."
So, is the dog's name Angie Yeo or Bingbo?

In conversation with Sascha.
Mama: "Sas, can you help to massage Mimi?"
Sas then earnestly pounded on my back but stopped after just a few times.
Mama: "Can you massage a little longer so I can sleep like a baby tonight?"
Sas: "You cannot sleep like a baby because you are a big jie-jie!"
Wow, the biggest compliment and present from my dearest bubs. Haha.

On her successful toilet-training.
Sas: "老师 says I '很棒'."
Mama: "You mean '我很棒'?"
Sas: "Not you 很棒. 我很棒!"
Mama: "Right. That's what I meant. 你很棒."
Sas: "Yes, I 很棒."

In conversation with Sascha.
Was buying porridge from the hawker centre earlier. When my order was ready, the stallholder called out "小姐,你的两包粥好了".
Sas, who was sitting by the side, ran towards me and asked innocently "妈妈,you are 小姐? Really?"

In conversation with Sascha.
When I came out from the shower, she was fiddling with her book end at her desk.
Mama: "What are you doing, Sas?"
Sas: "I'm working. I'm using my pen-puter like Papa."
Mama: "Do you mean 'computer'?"
Sas: "Yes, that's right! Pom-puter!"

In conversation with Sascha (last weekend).
She woke up from her nap to find Papa sleeping beside Mama.
Sas: "Papa, why are you lying beside Mommy? This is my space lei."
Papa: "Why cannot, she's my wife."
Sas: "No, no! She's not your wife! She's my wife! Mine!!"
And she continued to be upset with Papa for the rest of the day.
Mama's little girlfriend is so sweet.

In conversation with Sascha.
Pretending to take our orders at the cafe, she asked, "Papa, you want ice cream?"
Papa: "No, I want plain water."
Sas, while jotting on her order chit: "OK, ice cream for Papa."
Papa: "No, no, I want plain water, not ice cream."
Jots even more furiously: "OK, two BIG ice cream for Papa."

In conversation with Sascha.
Mama prepared warm bubble bath for Chubby, but was afraid the water was too hot. So Mama asked Sas, who has already put a foot into the tub, "is the water too warm or just nice?".
Sas: "No, it's very smooth."
Mama: "What very smooth? Warm or hot?"
Sas: "Smooth because you know there's a lot of bubbles floating floating here and there."
Has working from home driven me nuts or staying away from school made her delirious?

Someone woke up early, sat up and proclaimed, "哎哟,我的妈呀 Papa is snoring".
She took a peek at Papa, then whispered "I go and disturb him OK?".
‪#‎itwasntmyidea‬ ‪#‎不要害我被骂‬

Sas' (unexpected) review on her swim coach while we were driving home after dinner.
"Teacher Weide is very serious. He says move back, back back behind the mat".
Mama: "Is he fierce? Or Wang 老师 fiercer?'
"He is fierce, but Wang 老师 (her Chinese teacher in school) more fierce."
Having said that, she didn't appear to be daunted by either of the teachers. Must be seasoned already.

April 10, 2015

Bye Langkawi, hello Port Dickson... and Perth

 Ms. Chubbs chilling... well, more like binge-eating... at the Krisflyer lounge with Papa and Popo

Arrived at the resort, and relaxing with the resident calico kitty

 Cable car ride

Sun(set), sand, sea and dinner at La Sal, Casa Del Mar

Our family trip is complete.
Next stop... Grand Lexis, Port Dickson.
Our own private pool in the suite! Someone's gonna be real happy.

And since I'm not working any more, I've made grand plans for Poppy's birthday this year. We're headed to Perth. It's all about relax, relax, relax for the precious two. Can't wait.

February 23, 2015

Holiday in view!

There is a serious lack of updates on this blog.

Just recovered from a terrible bout of cold > fever > stomach flu. The greatest comforts I had were my hubby and little girl, both whom took turns to care for me. She was very understanding when I told her that I'm not feeling well, and asked if we can postpone her swimming trip to another day. The best part, she came to check on me every now and then, asking "Mommy, feeling better now?", "Mommy, you want food?", "Tummy still pain? I put oil-oil for you?" and offered to rub my tummy. *cues unanimous aww...

Oh my, how much she has grown. I hope she'll stay forever so sensible and dear.

That said, another holiday is in order. So Bro and I have organised an official family trip, this time, including his GF, and our parents. Awesome-ness.

Just browsing at the pictures of the villa already eases my post-holiday blues!

Each villa has its own resident cat, and like me, I'm sure Baby Ma would love it to bits. Can't wait for the trip. My much needed break.

Till then.

January 03, 2015

2014.08.15 - 2014.08.25 Taiwan 走透透

I just realized that I never posted the pictures taken during our August Taiwan trip.

So, here are some of the highlights. Initially intending to spend a couple of days at Kaohsiung, but we re-routed due to the gas explosion and only went to Taichung, Hsinchu, Keelung / Jiufen and Taipei.

Amongst the many places we went, Baby Ma loved the farm-stay at Flying Cow the most. She enjoyed so much that we may consider going to Perth in the near future. 

For now, I'll just let the pictures speak.

November 30, 2014

Bébé is two!

Bébé is officially two!

Before she started school, I swore I would never succumb to her requests for celebration and/or goodie bags.

But, I did. 
I did it without her even asking.

I just love the look of delight spread across her chubby little face.

Celebration with her schoolmates and favorite (now second-favorite) Dora theme

Celebrations at my mom's and in-laws'

How could we miss cooking her rice vermicelli noodles with egg. Look at her enjoying her bowl of yums. Watching her eat is such a joy (cleaning up afterwards is another story altogether).

October 22, 2014

Late, late, late.

Finally. I finally have time to sit down and sort out the pictures from our photoshoot in May. O.M.G. It's been almost five months.

Five months since the photoshoot. 
Five months since she started full-day childcare. 
Five months without my stay-in Mommy helping me.

Phew! How did I even survive and get this far?

Well, I'll end off with  some of the (extremely late) pictures from the shoot below. Some of the behind-the-scene shots are so hilarious that I decided to print them out in collages. Look at Ms. Fidgety in action!

The bottom-left is darn funny. I've got a little hooligan!

June 17, 2014

Photo Session I

Two of my favorite pictures.
The many expressions of Sascha

Swinging good times with Poppy

May 28, 2014

Achievement unlocked: 18months

Sascha turned 18 months on Monday.
Can't believe how quickly she's growing!

Brought her for a photoshoot with Claire from Tree of Life Photography. We were so occupied with attracting and distracting her that we've totally forgotten about snapping pictures with our own cameras. This was the only one I managed to capture on my mobile phone.

Can't wait for the pix to be ready in a month's time!

March 18, 2014


So much to do, so little time.
This phrase sums up my life of late, in fact, it sums up my entire post-baby journey.

So here it is, an update with a single picture -  my recent favorite.
Poppy aptly calls it "妹妹背着洋娃娃". Sascha looking really dolly-ish (and irresistibly cute!) with her Snow White pookalooz plush in her backpack.

My Little Love