Cindy & Kyra

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Transformation of Lanterns

Ever wonder what a Chinese lantern can be turned into?

Chinese accordion lanterns, made by paper and water colours, lit with candles.

During my childhood, i played a lot with this type of lantern. Made by transparent coloured paper and poster colours, still lit with candles.

Now, my daughter plays with this type of lantern. No longer paper-based, no longer lit with candles and furthermore it can move and sing!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Durian & Mooncake

During the third trimester of my pregnancy, it was durian season. Being a durian lover, you could not have imagined how much durians have i eaten until my doctor gave me a STOP sign. I was ballooned and gained about 25kg!

Kyra loves durians just like her mommy does. She can swallow two pieces (provided the durian is good = "branded") I wanted to stop her from taking too much due to its sweetness and heat but her dad just kept buying. The whole house is durian craze!

Last week, Kyra explored a new type of food ~ Mooncake. At first she was attracted to the colourful packaging and when she saw the cakes, she requested one. Frankly, i am not into sweet stuff and mooncake is no exception. So, my eyes were like gold fish by the time she finished a quarter! Kids eat mooncakes?! I think i'm going to self-introduce her to some ad agents for mooncake advertisement next year, haha!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Cuti-cuti Malaysia - Part 2

Enchanting view from Sungai Palas Tea Centre

Our second destination was Cameron Highlands, Pahang. Although we had brought Kyra to CH before (Sept,2007) but we decided to revisit this place as we just loved the lower temperature, fresher air, calmer atmosphere & ideal place for rest,relax and recharge.

During this visit Kyra could pronounce Cameron Highlands, ate lots of strawberries, plucked strawberries by herself and...oh yes, walked on the tea plantation, flower farm and strawberry farm by herself! (she was still at crawling stage during her first visit)

We will continue our Cuti-cuti Malaysia plan at Pulau Langkawi, probably end of this year. Other destinations in mind are Sungkai Hot Spring and A Famosa. Any other good suggestion?

Kyra's first experience of plucking strawberries

This basket of strawberries cost RM25 (not including labour cost yet!) :-)


Friday, September 12, 2008

Kyra's cousin brother - Ming Ray

I'm not a good swimmer, just know how to swim backstroke. Luckily, my husband can swim better. So, we always want Kyra to start her swimming lesson early. But hey, look at her cousin brother, Ming Ray, he was actually snorkeling already!

Ray is two years older than Kyra. He was being thrown into the pool when he was about seven or eight month old, and since then he swims with his parents almost every week.

This video was taken when they went snorkeling at Pulau Redang in July. It was amazing to see Ray snorkeling alone, what a brave boy! I think he is our future Malaysian Michael Phelps, don't you think so?!

Enjoy the video...

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Cuti-cuti Malaysia - Part 1

My husband and i love travelling and we have not been doing so for almost two years ever since little Kyra was borned. So, we decided to go Cuti-cuti Malaysia with our little princess this year. The reasons for travelling within Malaysia was partly due to the recent dramatic hike of oil price (which has caused inflationary effects on so many things!) and more importantly, i always think that being a Malaysian, it's always good to know the beauty of our own country better than other countries first.

Our first destination was Genting Highlands, Pahang. Kyra was still asleep and enjoyed her sweet dreams when we took off early in the morning. She woke up two hours later and was surprised that we were in the car and having a long car journey. We were worrying that she might not be comfortable in a long journey but it turned out to be okay, she just enjoyed singing the nursery songs while looking at the scenery from the window!

Kyra at Genting Highlands

Kyra was almost shouting at me when she saw the merry-go-round, at the minute i held her on the horse, she was scared and wanted to go down. Of course i didn't let her, we had paid for it, girl!

Kyra & Cindy were merrying-go-round

Kyra actions in Genting:-

Gee, mom, give me a hand...

Looking out from the caterpillar train

Kyra & Mickey