Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Candy Floss For The First Time

We were at Gurney Plaza 2 months ago when I saw a booth giving out free candy floss. I was given a tiny blue candy floss. Even though I knew it is all sugar and is actually bad for kids, I couldn't help but to save it for Shern. I just knew he would love it.

I went to find Shern & hubby who were in Toys 'R' Us.
Gave him the stick and he looked at it curiously. I told Shern 'try it, it's sweet'. The moment he heard the word 'sweet', he opened his mouth big. Haha.

And of course he loved it. Well, which kid don't like candy floss? I loved it when I was a kid myself!

2 October 2011

Look at how big he opened his mouth.
I told him to be careful of the sharp stick.

Shern smiling so widely here.

Not sure if you can see it clearly in this blurry photo below, but after eating the candy floss, his teeth were stained blue due to the blue colouring of the Candy Floss. Haha.

I see not much harm done here. A small Candy Floss once in a while is OK. I believe kids must enjoy while they are kids.
And I know he would not have another Candy Floss for awhile, as you don't often come across shops selling them in Penang, and I'm certainly not going to buy it for him anytime soon.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Rhodes Memorial, Cape Town - 28 November 2011

I know I still have not finished all my previous travel posts. But please excuse me because I am so hyped up by my recent trip to Cape Town that I just want to post some of them here. So here goes...

Rhodes Memorial
on Devil's Peak in Cape Town, South Africa is a memorial to English-born South African politician Cecil John Rhodes(1853-1902).
The memorial is situated at Rhodes's favourite spot on the lower slopes of Devil's Peak.

Rhodes Memorial
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The view from Rhodes Memorial is beautiful.

Shern was in a whiny mood that day. Look at his whiny face when I scooped him up for a photo.

After giving him some Skittles, he was in a better mood.

He then agreed to take a photo with me besides the huge pillars.

Look how small we look standing next to the huge structure.

I really love the trees there. Its very much different from the trees in Malaysia. That's hubby posing with the trees and blue skies in the background. And the next photo is hubby with Shern.

I like this photo of Shern standing so gaya with one leg against the pillar.

And while Min was applying lip balm, Shern wanted some too. And that's him smiling, satisfied with the lip balm on his lips.

Look at the vivid blue skies. No photoshop ok. I just can't get over it. Why is the skies in other countries so much bluer than in Malaysia?
We seldom have cloudless days in Malaysia. But I guess that is why I got all sunburnt in South Africa!

Although windy, the sun was harsh that day. All of us were hiding in the shade behind the bronze statue 'Energy' by Frederic Watts.

A photo of Shern with the memorial behind him.

A shot of 3 of us walking down the steps of the memorial.

Walking down, we could see the view of the town so much clearly.
Beautiful flat trees. Reminded me of trees I see in Disney's 'The Lion King'.

Shern's mood was so much better that he even had a photo with Pho-pho and Kong-kong.

That's hubby.

That's me.

And that's hubby AND me. :)

A photo of all of us...minus Min, the photographer. =)

The view where we parked our car was great too. Beautiful trees.

See, I told you the trees were beautiful against the blue skies.

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p/s - To read more about our trip to Cape Town, South Africa, pls click here.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Yiu-Shern - 28 Months

1 October 2011

Car Seat and Stroller
Shern has been an absolute angel in these until now. He sits in his toddler car seat with his seat belt on every time in his daddy's car. And he would asks for his stroller every time we go out. Isn't that amazing? I could hardly believe it myself too.

Potty Training
We have started potty training Shern again, slowly. Now whenever he is doing his poo (I will know when he is doing his big business), I will bring the potty to him. Then I will also bring him his toy cars, telling him he can sit in the potty to poo while playing with his cars. He seems ok with it.
Well, this is the first step. Will think of the next time soon. ;P

Shern's speech is growing really, really well. He can now voice out different emotions, telling me that 'car-car is sad' whenever he sees a droopy mouth in the cartoon or books.
He also name me many types of animals, which he learns from books, such as 'meerkat' and '

His love towards sushi is still ongoing. He would gobble down 4-5 sushi rice, no problem at all. And he particularly likes Sakae Sushi because of the kiddy meals which are served on very interesting plates such as car, plane, etc.
The photo above was taken at Edo Ichi, one of our favourite Japanese restaurant.

And he is still avoiding fruits. Don't ask me why. One look at any fruits and he runs away.
And he being the MPPP of the house, weird I think. I mean, fruits are sweet and kids are supposed to like them right?

I now declare my son being a wheels freak. He just loves anything with wheels. Cars, trains, trucks, tractor, he knows them all.
I am convinced he is going to be a wheel expert in the future, maybe owning a Michelin Tyre shop or something.

Shern can tell me most of the cars on the road, be it a Dump Truck, Cement truck, Jeep, Van, Bus, Tractor. He amazes even his own mum, me!

Recent Things
Nothing much happen besides the ordinary happened this month.
Only having tried Candy Floss for his first time and wearing those spectacles that makes him looked so geeky!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Love, Love These Photos of Shern!

That's pho-pho's straw hat he was wearing, on top of Kong-kong's red cap. And also the heart-shaped sunglasses, I got it for him from Hong Kong's Ladies Market.

Wearing them, he looks so cute.
And with his expressions, he looks doubly cute.

28 November 2011 - Signal Hill

We were at Signal Hill and he just woke up from a nap in the stroller. He was in a good mood. We were having a picnic there. I will talk more about Signal Hill in another post.
For now, let's see Yiu-Shern's expressions, captured so vividly using my trusty point-and-shoot.

Here's wishing everybody a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

p/s - To read more about our trip to Cape Town, South Africa, pls click here.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Home Sweet Home

We are back from Cape Town. It has been an exhilarating month, for me at least. It was no easy feat traveling with a 2 1/2yo. There were whines and crying, but there were also smiles and laughter.

Cape Town is a beautiful place, in fact the most beautiful place I've ever visited, topping on my list , and putting San Francisco to second position. It is full of nature, with breathtaking scenery. I couldn't pinpoint the place I love most in Cape Town, it is beautiful everywhere.

And my sister's wedding has been pretty amazing. It was beautiful. I cried 'til I had panda eyes with my mascara smearing down my face. Wait 'til I get hold of the wedding photos and I will post some here.

I'm not sure it would take me how long to blog about Cape Town, seeing that I am still not done with my USA and Pangkor Laut Resort posts. But let me end with some panaromic photos of beautiful Cape Town, taken using my mum's point-and-shoot Sony Digicam.

View from Rhodes Memorial

View from Table Mountain

View of a river in Berg River Camp

View of Boulder's Beach

View of False Bay

p/s - To read more about our trip to Cape Town, South Africa, pls click here.

Friday, December 2, 2011

3 of Us in Cape Town, South Africa!

We're finally reunited with our baby! Yay!
We've been here for almost a week now and it has been great.

Great weather with very beautiful scenery.

Ok, will update more when there's time. As of now, I've got my hands full on sightseeing and babysitting.
Let me end this post with a photo of the 3 of us! :)

Link3 of us @ Signal Hill, Cape Town

p/s - To read more about our trip to Cape Town, South Africa, pls click here.