Monday, December 17, 2007

18 weeks...

Woah, kinda didn't realise that I'm already 18 weeks into this pregnancy! Though I didn't get the vomiting and all, I just don't have a great appetite this time around. I don't think I am eating as well as the last time. Also, I think I am not so particular about what I eat, I do sneak a choc or two every once in a while, or a sip of coke when the Daddy drinks!

I've only felt the butterfly flutters a few times at about 14-16weeks then I didn't feel Baby move. I remember Kieran doing the flutters a lot. Maybe it's got to do with the time difference and all. Plus all the shopping, I may have been too tired to realise that he was hiccupping. However, the last 2 days, Baby seem to be really active and doing sommersaults! I can feel the hard pushes in my tummy, as though he totally flipped around!! They felt like those that Kieran gave when I was quite far along. Good job Baby!

Yup, the use of 'He' is correct! We are expecting a boy!! :)

Monday, November 12, 2007

At 13 weeks...

13 weeks already and I still haven't gotten much of a great appetite. I haven't put on much weight either. I weigh the same at the last 2 check-ups. Went down to NUH for the OSCAR that day cos Dr said that we can't do the usual 16 week Triple test late as it will not be accurate. Saw baby again. Gosh, he/she (will use 'she' at this moment). She was about 6 cm when we saw her that day. We pointed the baby out to Kieran on the screen, but I don't know how much he understood. He was more interested in the curtains there.

We'll be going of to SFO and LA again in Dec. I think Kieran will enjoy this trip. However, with all his running around and all, I think it'll be a tiring trip for us. Ha. I was hoping to be able to know the gender of the baby before we go so as to be able to go shopping. But Dr said that unless we are having a "precocious boy" we won't be able to tell. Sigh.. there goes the shopping spree. It was like that with Kieran the last time too. We ended up buying reds, greens and yellows.

This holiday will speed by really quickly, with all the invigilation and the entire month out of the country. I'm looking forward to the out of the country part tho. ;>

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Preggers at 7 weeks

Being preggers with this baby is so different as compared with when I had Kieran. I'm more nauseous all the time, I'm getting big (I look like how I was when I was about 4-5mth preggers with Kieran!), I have no appetite (that's usually a rarity!) and I can't seem to finish my food all the time. Also, I just feel uncomfortable all the time. And I am ONLY 7 weeks preggers!!!!!!




Friday, August 31, 2007

Dept Retreat

The place was nice, the company was good.



They've been such great workmates and pals. I'm really gonna miss them!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Lovey Doggy

Got this on email, lovely!!


A PUPPY has been born in Japan with a large, clear, love-heart-shaped> pattern in his coat. The chihuahua was born in May as one of a litter to a breeder. Shop owner Emiko Sakurada said it was the first time a puppy with the> marks had been born out of a thousand she had bred.

Monday, August 20, 2007

More cupcakes!

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Made these cupcakes the other day. It was supposed to be a wormy dirt cake. I think it does look 'dirty' enough!! hehe!! Still, I wanted to do something pretty, so I made up some pink icing to ice the remaining cakes! Anyway, it was a Double Chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream and Double Chocolate Cake with Vanilla icing.

Made these on Saturday. Had some mangoes in the house, so decided to make something with them. Was deciding between cupcakes or muffins, and since I wanted to hone my frosting skills, it was cupcakes again. I thought they were starting to look quite good. Have to work a little on the taste though. Couldn't really taste the mangoes. So here it is, Mango Vanilla Cake with Mango Buttercream Frosting.
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Sunday, August 12, 2007

More cake making attempts!

These were the Racial Harmony Day cupcakes that I made for Hubb's students when they had a little fair that day. It's a chocolate-vanilla swirl. I thought they looked quite good!


Another cake decorating attempt! This was made for MIL's birthday. Was a regular yellow cake layered with mango cream in the middle. My mum said that the cake was too heavy. Gotta try try again. But I was quite pleased with the frosting on top!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

2nd attempt at cupcake making!

This time with butter cream. The frosting now stands... but it didn't taste as good as the cream cheese one..

Thursday, July 12, 2007

My first cupcake making attempt!!

Suddenly had the urge to start baking again, after I finished my last pack of Hershey's Brownie mix. And after an unsuccessful attempt at making carrot cake (which turned out to be carrot bread), I decided to try baking cupcakes.
The cupcakes turned out pretty well. But the frosting was a disaster. It was just too runny. I do not know how to save that. Also, the frosting was a little too sweet. Hubb ate the cake, he also said that the cake tasted nice. Chocolately, but not too sweet.
Hot from the oven!

The creamy cheese frosting!! I think I added too much butter so it was quite liquidy! It actually dried up a little after I left it in the fridge!


So how do they look?

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Holiday's over and work's started!!

As much as I look forward to holidays, I always dread the ending. Call me a pessimist. But I can't help but feel that the holidays disappear so much faster than all the other days. (Maybe I'm just having too much fun. =P)

Our trip to Japan in June was a great getaway for the 3 of us. It was good because we were just by ourselves, out of the country, out of contact with everybody else! We could do anything and everything without anyone asking or saying anything. Also, the feeling of holiday is always the greatest. No deadlines, no chores, nothing. Just pure enjoyment. Ok, this time we had to wash milk bottles all the time. But hey, it was still great fun.

School's started already. The thing about being in a college is that the exams are always after the holidays (unlike in secondary schools, the exams are before the hols). That's means that we do not have to plunge crazily into teaching right after a long hiatus. With 1-2 weeks of exams, the gears start to go into motion. Need to get past the inertia. So this week, we are just marking and marking and marking. Still, the frightening thing is that, this term is going to fly faster than the last. Looking at our work plan, the term is already over!! Woah!! BUT, that would also mean that holidays are coming back again!! HAHAHAAHAH!!! Yes. My life revolves around the coming and going of the holidays!!

Where in the world have I been?


I have traveled to 14 Cities in 10 Countries
See all my travel pages


Hmm.. more places to come? :)

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Some misc Japan photos

Headed to the Blossom Outlet Mall in Osaka. hmm, the Chelsea one is better.


That's one of the Shinkansen trains we take!

Toys galore!!
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Monday, June 25, 2007

Nara Deer Park



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Kieran loved the deers there! And they loved him too and tended to follow us around!

Day 5 (6 Jun): Himeiji Castle




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Day 4 (5 Jun): Osaka


Osaka Aquarium (Kaiyukan). Really wonderful place. They boast of a 52m whale shark!!


Doutonbori Street. Just outside our hotel. Loads of food and neon signs!!

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Saturday, June 23, 2007










Thursday, June 21, 2007

Day 3 (4 Jun): Sony Building & Honda showroom

This was taken near the Sony building. Spy looked so adorable sitting there!! btw, he can say "flower"!!
Waiting for the Sony showroom to open.


We got to sit in the S2000 at the Honda showroom!! hehe..

Day 3 (4 Jun): Tsujiki Fish Market



We wanted to wake up really early and go experience the auctions. But Kieran (maybe it was Daddy.. hehe..) hit the alarm button, we think, and the alarm didn't go off. So we reached the market at about 8+ i think. Missed the auctions, but saw the fishmongers cutting and packaging the fish for sale to restaurants and all. It was a crazy place with loads of gasoline tractors racing around, delivering the fish. I think we were in the way of the fish sellers that day. They must be thinking, "stupid tourists" haha.. We also had fresh sushi and sashimi just outside the market. Woohoo.. the salmon belly... woohoo!!!

Day 2 (3 Jun): Asakusa Sensoji Temple


Pretty but expensive sweets!! Can see and drool only..




Asakusa Sensoji Temple. Loads of people.






That's the way the Japanese worship and ask for blessings.




And this is our little Kieran!!



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Day 2 (3 Jun): Harajuku & Akihabara

Went to Harajuku to look at all the so-called "funny" dressing. I am just amazed by the efforts that they put into dressing themselves up!!! The entire street was filled with teenagers. Anyway, the crepe tasted really quite good!! Quite an experience for us, to see the "in" fashion of the Japanese.


Our Sim Lim can't fight this! Prices of stuff are really good and there are really LOADS of electronics!! Also, there are lots of teenagers dressed up cosplay style! The entire street was closed that day and you could just walk up and down the street.
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Monday, June 18, 2007

Day 1 (2 Jun) : Narita, Tokyo

We landed on the tarmac again. It seems that we keep doing that on our past few trips into Narita airport. We always had to take the bus into the terminal itself. Even though we landed early, we reached the inside of the airport at about the expected time after waiting for the stroller and the bus. After so many trips into Narita Airport, we finally exit the airport to enter Japan itself. Haha.. the last few times to USA, we could only walk around the section of the airport where we waited for our transfer.

Our 1st night in Tokyo. we met up with Si and Vivian. Had ramen for dinner at this place in Shinjuku. Even Kieran had a taste when he woke up!
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