About Me & Us

About Me. 

I am a mummy blogger based in Penang, Malaysia.
A cranky early thirties chocolate-y girl who loves blogging. So what does she blogs about? She blogs about how much she loves chocolates, with the exception of white chocolates. She blogs about her baking obsessionscrapbooking obsession and many others. And oohh...she blogs about the 4 boys in her life, hubby and her two sons, ShernKhye & Vern.

From the way she blogs, you would know that her grammar sucks and she types faster than her mind could think. You could also feel the love she has for her family and also her love for travel. She is currently confused because she wonders why is she growing wider in her waist, ignoring the weekly treats she bakes.

Of lately, she does reviews about products she and her family tried and tested, hoping to educate other parents out there to become smart consumers. Most products are mummy/baby-related or family related.

Besides saying no to white chocolates, she dislikes Stephen Chow and Jim Carrey. She thinks their jokes are lame. She dislikes driving too and preferred to be chauffeured. Likes taking photos but do not own a DSLR camera. Most recent addiction is Instagram-ing, if there is such a word.

One of her dreams is to visit all Disneylands in the world. Managed 3 so far. Another dream of hers is to have a house with a decent garden space for her kids to run wild (dream came true), and in it a big library (erm, not enough space for a big library).
And she would love to sit in a hammock and read whole day. This shows how much a dreamer she is and that she believes in fairy tales.

You can read about her Life List here. These are just some of the stuff she hopes to experience.

She can be contacted at tanshuyin[at]yahoo[dot]com

Photo taken on 18 August 2013

About Us.

Who is 'Us'?
It used to be just I and me. Until I met hubby in 2001 when we became a couple.
After many, many years together, we got married in 2006 and in 2009, our son Shern was born. And 3 years later, Khye was born with Vern joining the family 3 years later in 2015.
So now 'us' means the five of us Hubby, me, ShernKhye & Vern. :)

Hubby is the rational mind in the family. He thinks with his brains, while the wife thinks with her heart. He is the walking calculator when we go shopping. Hubby is the one bringing home the bucks. He has to earn big bucks to support his wife's bakingscrapbooking, paintingtravels, and many other obsessions.

I am a wife, a mum, a driver to my kids, and the maid of the house. Besides that, I am also the one who chases after Shern and Khye and cleaning Vern's poo. Besides baking and scrapbooking, I also love to read and paint, and also to blog, and to sleep.
I was my eldest son's cow for 1 1/2 years before I took back ownership of my boobs. And not long after that, Khye took ownership of my boobs 'til he was 3+yo. And now it is baby Vern's turn until he too turned 3yo. And so now, I get back the ownership of my own boobs. 
I guess now you know I am pro-breastfeeding.
Saying that, I am lucky though that I have the privilege to stay at home to take care of the 3+1 boys in my family.

Shern is an active 9+yo. He runs more than he walks. He is as chocolate-y as his mum and he is currently into Beyblades.  (He used to be obsessed with trains, and Titanic and Airbus 380 as well. And ooh, and he was very into Pokemon too during the Pokemon Go craze!)
He inherits some OCD-ness from me but yet is quite a messy boy. Strange but true.
He is VERY picky in his food and he declared that he is allergic to green food. He is a little ang moh boy who prefers pizzas, burgers and pastas more than rice. But then he loves a good bowl of Koay Chiap. Hmmm....

My bubbly Khye is now almost 6yo.  His current loves are rainbows and the planets. (He used to love colouring books, activity books, and anything related to ABCs and 123s). He still loves to do Activity Books and he could finish the whole book in one day. You can say that I am blessed with a happy little nerdy boy. He just loves learning and has so much joy learning new stuff that all his teachers dubbed him as their "Tokoh Murid" (Model Student).
This boy on the other hand eats almost everything, with the exception of sour food.
He asks for food the whole time of his waking hours, and that explains why is is chubbier than his elder bro.
It is such an irony that I am complaining given that he refused to eat until he was way after 1yo.
And this little fella loves to sing.

Vern is now no more a toddler and he just turned 3yo in July. But he is still the littlest in our family of 5. This little fella is the cili padi in our family. He has a fierce temper and can scream and shout for hours, while rubbing both his legs.....poor us.
He is currently at the "Threenager" stage.

Our family loves to travel. Or at least I do. So I just drag along my hubs and kids and travel round the world. Click here to see our little Travelogue to follow our traveling adventures. 

Ok, this sums up my family of five.
I think our family is quite complete for now! :)

***updated on August 2018