No Monthly Update for April 2011

April 2011 was a dark dark month for me personally. I feel D shared the same fear as well. It started with a good news – expecting number two? And when I was over the moon, my world shattered because this pregnancy was an abnormal pregnancy! Nonetheless to say, I spent the whole month staying at home and getting treatment.

But on the bright side, Yvette didn’t “fall sick”. Ok, she did have some running but it didn’t led to fever and I did keep her home with me during my confinement to accompany. I can see her immunity has “stable” after sending her to CC for 7 months.

Lastly, what really keep my soul occupied was of course the coming General Election for Singapore.

Month In Review – March & Goals For Apr 2011

P/S: You might want to read why I started to record this entry monthly here.

March seemed to be the busiest and the longest month ever. There are many things I wanted to do, I planned to do but it remain undone at the end of the month. And when I tried to recap now (13/04/2011 – another back dated post), I find so hard to recall even with pictures.

1. What were the major event/s for the month?

My sister’s wedding.

2. What were the outings we had?

To East Coast Park

3. Anything new things we did or tried?

We went back to Big O Cafe & Restaurant (Paragon) and to try their Chinese food. Ok, Big O is actually served western cuisine but then inside their menu you could find “Stir-fried Mushroom”, “White Rice”, “Grill Fish”  – Ok I know grill fish is part of western food. But all these combination make good enough to serve Yvette dinner.

Yvette is never a western food lover. Tots at her age loves French Flies, Nuggets, Pizza, chicken wing… she never a big fan. So as we craved for pasta, we need to cater her need too. And then I found Big O suit us.

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We tired Popeye Chicken for the first time. How long this had been in Singapore?

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4. Any new learning curriculum for Yvette?

We did a lapbook – The Grouchy Ladybug. She learnt Parts of the car.

5. What was the family health stats for the month?

Our princess is sick again.

6. What were my accomplishments this month?

Nothing

7. What surprised me this month?

Nothing

8. What were my disappointments this month?

Nothing

9. Any other events happened but I did not record here?

All our dinner outing.

10. Favourite picture of Yvette with any extended family members.

None. No is no picture with extended family taken.

11. Favourite picture of Yvette with D or myself.

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I love the reflection

12. Family picture for the month of March.

We have a super not co-operative princess in this month. Couldn’t get a nice family picture.

13. Any goals for April?

I guess I barely have time to set up goals thus March went off so fast without much spark in our daily life. It is all about routine. I find working bring me no quality life. Sigh…

Month In Review – February & Goals For March 2011

P/S: You might want to read why I started to record this entry monthly here.

I feel February itself is not a good months, Too much disappointments for me to stomach and I ended my month badly too.

1. What were the major event/s for the month?

  • Chinese New Year
  • Valentine Day

2. What were the outings we had?

We went Sentosa for the Flower Festive via Sentosa Boardway.

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We went JGC at Forum for some culture learning. But Yvette wasn’t very keen. She only interested in catching fish. But I was very happy to meet some of the teachers out there and as well as parents of Yvette’s classmate in the previous class.

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3. Anything new things we did or tried?

We dined in Secret Recipe and order some food that we never tried before.

4. Any new learning curriculum for Yvette?

Chinese New Year and Valentine Day were covered. Fraction and some piecemeal learning for Parts of the Tree, Sticker book activities.

5. What was the family health stats for the month?

Not good. I was very sick at the end of Feb. Yvette was unwell too.

6. What were my accomplishments this month?

Nope, Nothing, none. Does consider cooking meal when I have to work at the same time consider as a accomplishment?

7. What surprised me this month?

D brought me one bouquet of flower during Valentine Day. My first bouquet of flower during V Day.

8. What were my disappointments this month?

  • Received bad news about my Aunty’s cancer. She was at her last stage of her life now.
  • Received news toward the end of Chinese New Year, one of my bff’s father passed on.
  • Received news from FB on decision made by my niece upsets us.
  • My job is depressing.

9. Any other events happened but I did not record here?

The two outings we have went above. I was really too lazy to blog about it.

10. Favourite picture of Yvette with any extended family members.

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11. Favourite picture of Yvette with D or myself.

I can’t find any.

12. Family picture for the month of February.

Here.

13. Any goals for March?

I started to realise when time is running short, it is hard to even achieve small goal.  I just want to put more time to teach Yvette. Hope I can manage my time better.

Month In Review – January & Goals For February 2011

P/S: You might want to read why I started to record this entry monthly here.

1. What were the major event/s for the month?

  • I went back to work.
  • Yvette attends full day CC
  • D went oversea for two weeks.
  • I turned 33. Sounds old.

2. What were the outings we had?

Not much. We were so busy for this month. And more over D was not in town, we only went Ikea.

3. Anything new things we did or tried?

We went for dessert at Big O at Paragon. This is a must try waffle if you are a fan for waffle with ice cream.

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We had dinner at Crystal Jade Shanghai Restaurant when we went airport to welcome D back home. We tried a few new dishes there. Love to dine in the airport. I always feel it is usually much quieter.

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Must try vegetarin noodle

4. Any new learning curriculum for Yvette?

I started her new Chinese Enrichment Programe and also I kicked off her learning music journey. However, I stop her on swimming which I am glad I did. This month is really a super cold month

5. What was the family health stats for the month?

We were all well except Yvette was down with fever not once but twice.

According to the Chinese Physician, her fever is part of her growing up (发育的烧) because she remained really active during the fever.

6. What were my accomplishments this month?

I never expect I could cook so many meals in one morning but I have proven I could do it.

7. What surprised me this month?

Yvette could nap without neh neh! Yvette surprise me how much she missed her dad while D was away for 2 weeks in Australia.

8. What were my disappointments this month?

Should I be disappointed that D wasn’t around on my birthday?

9. Any other events happened but I did not record here?

We have made several shopping trips but wasn’t record here. And several last mins one too.

There was one night we went down to United Square and Yvette actually eye on this dress but we didn’t approve. (We brought a pink dress instead.)

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10. Favourite picture of Yvette with any extended family members.

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11. Favourite picture of Yvette with D or myself.

My favourite picture already published here.

12. Family picture for the month of January.

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13. Any goals for February?

  • Oh dear, I still think losing weight should be the top of my list but I can’t go on diet and barely got time to exercise.
  • I want to continue reading too. I have left my books untouched for half a month.
  • I wish to do more on home schooling.

Month In Review – December & Goals For January 2011

P/S: You might want to read why I started to record this entry monthly here.

Dec passed too quickly. Before I could actually take note of what’s happening, it’s already over. We did so much in Dec and yet I cover so little in this blog. (Yes I still blog everyday but I am still very lazy to pen down every single event! Not possible right?!?!?!)

1. What were the major event/s for the month?

  • Attended Christmas Party in Yvette school
  • Brought our very first Xmas Tree
  • Watch movie with Yvette again. (Yvette’s second movies)
  • Test out how well Yvette could adapt to new change(staying on for full day) in CC
  • Celebrated Christmas with extended family

2. What were the outings we had?

  • We went Jurong Bird Park.
  • We went hiking (From Southern Ridges Walk to Vivo City).
  • We check out Nex.

3. Anything new things we did or tried?

We had our dinner at Soup Broth Asia. This restaurant is the sister company of Soup Spoon and they served MSG free soup.

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Believe me, we never try cookies from Famous Amos before. First time trying.

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4. Any new learning curriculum for Yvette?

None! Holiday! Yeah!

5. What was the family health stats for the month?

Both of us are well. Yvette was very sick this month. 3 weeks of flu, running

6. What were my accomplishments this month?

Sadly None!

7. What surprised me this month?

Yvette’s ability to create! Her creativeness. And in term of understanding. Composing and Comprehending !

8. What were my disappointments this month?

This is not exactly a disappointment but I find it such a pity that we didn’t go Vivo for picture taking during this period. We been taking family photo with the Xmas Tree at Vivo since Yvette was born!

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9. Any other events happened but I did not record here?

Plenty!

We made many many shopping trips during Dec and none were documented here. (I went Vivo alone and another shopping trip with D to Paragon!)

Robinson Centre trip on 04/12.

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Robinson Raffles City Shopping Trip on 11/12. (Ops I worn the same top!)

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Taka & Wisma Shopping Trip on 14/12.

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@ Ion on 21/12.

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Beach Fun @ 31/12

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Yvette doing her 4th piece of art work.

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10. Favourite picture of Yvette with any extended family members.

I find this picture meaningful! Yvette taking picture for my Elder BIL.

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11. Favourite picture of Yvette with D or myself.

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*Stella, see he has improved*

12. Family picture for the month of December.

You can find it here and here.

13. Any goals for January 2011?

Same as what I wished for in Nov review.

Month In Review – November & Goals For December 2010

P/S: You might want to read why I started to record this entry monthly here.

1. What were the major event/s for the month?

  • Staycation at Marina Bay Sands Singapore
  • Celebrated my nephew’s birthday @ MBS
  • Have a very simple celebration for our 8th years Customary Wedding Anniversary
  • Celebrated Yvette’s half birthday with many toys!

2. What were the outings we had?

  • Went ECP for a ride.
  • Watch SSO Babies Proms 2010 with Yvette.
  • Went Ikea
  • Catch a glimpse of Barney at United Square but Yvette wasn’t keen.

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3. Anything new things we did or tried?

  • Having meal at Kamado & Heaven’s Loft with my Ex-colleague.
  • Tried Pizza Pazza @ Anchorpoint Shopping Centre
  • Tried JuJu Hokkaido Hot Pot @ Paradiz Centre.

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4. Any new learning curriculum for Yvette?

Back to swim with Marsden Swim School.

5. What was the family health stats for the month?

Yvette fall very very sick after the bite. (Still no idea she is bitten by what insect.) I will need to bring her back to clinic again tomorrow.

6. What were my accomplishments this month?

  • I am finally reading. I brought Are You Afraid of The Dark at the Thomson Book stall long ago and couldn’t get myself to read. And I finally pick up 好妈妈胜过好老师 to read. Many thoughts after reading this book. Will share on this site soon.

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  • Exercise. Finally hit gym!

7. What surprised me this month?

Yvette could blow off 5 candles after we finished singing the birthday song. She really took us by surprise. Her reaction was so swift and unexpected.

8. What were my disappointments this month?

Even the Canon camera was sent back to repair it is still faulty. I have no time to send back to repair now.

9. Any other events happened but I did not record here?

  • A outing with Yvette on 26th Nov. We wandered around Orchard and then went to United Square.

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  • Yvette had heaps of fun playing water @ City Square Mall.

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10. Favourite picture of Yvette with any extended family members.

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11. Favourite picture of Yvette with D or myself.

Sadly, I can’t find any “meaningful” picture in my camera.

12. Family picture for the month of November.

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13. Any goals for December?

  • Lose weight. I really gain a lot of weight for the past 6 mths after World Cup. It is time to lose some weight and get ready for my sister’s wedding.
  • I wonder getting a job consider my short term goal or long term goal now?

Month In Review – October & Goals For November 2010

P/S: You might want to read why I started to record this entry monthly here.

1. What were the major event/s for the month?

  • FIL admitted to hospital for 3 weeks in October.
  • We attended Zac’s 3rd birthday party.
  • We attended a wonderful event for children from the Children’s Cancer Foundation – The Happee Day
  • We went JB with our extended Family.

2. What were the outings we had?

  • We went SSC for outdoor water play.
  • We went to see the 73 yo Mast Ship from Portugal.

3. Anything new things we did or tried?

I can’t recall we tried anything new. Perhaps eating at Black Canyon in JB consider something new to us.

4. Any new learning curriculum for Yvette?

  • We started our learning on More About Starfall.
  • I started doing English Reading Programme with Yvette.
  • Yvette had 4 play dates in this month.

5. What was the family health stats for the month?

Yvette was unwell. On and off I was having headache.

6. What were my accomplishments this month?

I sewed some home learning kit for Yvette which is not planned for.

7. What surprised me this month?

  • Yvette had already mastered multiplication of 5 with some help of Starfall and by herself.
  • Yvette’s speech & ability to understand had reached another level.

8. What were my disappointments this month?

I couldn’t get a part time job. Seriously it is even harder to get part time job during good times as everyone is willing to pay for one full headcount. I even have agency calling me to work full time instead. This is very discouraging.

9. Any other events happened but I did not record here?

We made 3 trips to IKEA on 1st, 2nd & 17th Oct.

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Picture taken on 1st Oct

 

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Picture taken on 17th Oct

 

We made two shopping trips to Orchard.

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A ice cream treat for the family. Yvette actually love the cone more than the ice cream

 

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She been fascinated by the light since she is able to walk.

 

10. Favourite picture of Yvette with any extended family members.

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A very rare moment!

 

11. Favourite picture of Yvette with D or myself.

This is funny. I don’t why they are so upset. This was taken on the ship. A very deceiving picture.

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Why so sad?

 

12. Family picture for the month of October.

I like the backdrop of the picture although Yvette didn’t look into the picture.

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13. Any goals for November?

  • Hit gym. Hit gym. Hit gym.
  • Get a part time job!