Posts Tagged ‘Family’
I've officially fallen ill after gobbling down all the yummy food this fall. Moreover it doesn't help when my husband is a food enthusiast, he loves making small meals and experimenting with new dishes, this man makes my tum tum happy.
Don't say I never do anything hor, I clean up after him, do dirty dishes and burp loudly to applaud his cooking every time, without fail.
This X'mas is a quiet yet exciting one, is our first time playing host so We invited my family over and our good friend/s, a couple that happens to be our distant neighbours at Punggol to enjoy this not so quiet evening (because I was making hella lot of noise) afterall.
I rushed to the nearest Diaso to hunt for last min buys, managed to get a few items and a lot of nonsenses and started decorating my place when I got home.
See that 'Merry X'mas' writings on that glass divider (right)? I looked high and low for a whiteboard marker around my house and started sketching out the letters when I finally found a mini black and red one. To my disappointment these erasable markers were too powerless as the letters wasn't obvious enough, I then picked up my mighty permanent marker and started going over the weak impressions. Damn! I was so happy when the glass wall was filled with my amateur writings, So I gleefully wake my napping husband to show him my accomplishment.
You can imagine his horror when he realised I used a non-water soluble marker to write on my wall. He was sending out warning signs the whole time that I'll be dead if I can't erase the wordings at the end of the day. *panicky*
In the end I used my most powerful tool-- > Nail Polish Remover
I decided since is a celebration we might as well do it the Christmas way, made it compulsory for everyone who came for the party to get a gift between $15-$20 bucks for exchange.
My mom and my brother happened to get 2 Identical sets of gifts from my friends, wah lau for my family but awesome for me, I forcefully asked my brother to pass me the duplicates so I can has one set at my hause. Swee~
Gift I got from my youngest bro
Everyone Was laughing at me when I opened up my youngest brother's gift because it looked like a gift with the least effort put in and also deep down I knew he left the buying task to my parents (even worse).
Photoframe & chocos, how nice.
But I'm not complaining, I didn't regret even 1 sec hosting this X'mas party.
However, I got the last laughed when my Husband opened his, it was from my father.
My dad actually bought a wait for it...... wait for it.......jewellery box for XCHANGE?! Laugh die me!
Actually my dad already hinted me a few days before the X'change that he hope I will like my gift, I suppose he really dunno the rules to this game, anyone can get hold of his gift!
In the end I got more than I asked for, my hands are full with my bro, mom, youngest bro and my husb's gift! Hahah *Evuril laughter*
Additional gifts from our/my friends,
Vaseline lotion pack.
Excellent timing! I'm running out of lotion.
Thanks Tam and Jian Ping
Shatter by OPI ( Nail pic at the end of the post)
Calth Kidson coin pouch and Mirror
TWG Miraculous Mandarin Tea
Thanks Siew Wei!
I got another big package from Watsons, everything was stored in this gigantic sock.
I used it as one of the decor for my Christmas party, something that brings up the the holiday mood.
Angry Birds Dust Plug
Actually Tammy and Jian Ping gave me a pair of these dust plugs too but of a different design, so I swopped one of them and give the other set to my friend!
Giving and sharing, this is what Christmas is all about!
I have plenty but is never enough, my face needs water, thank you!
Angry Bird Space Multi-USB Port
(from top-Coral Pink LS008 lipstick, Pink Wink LG102 Lip Gloss & Hedonist HK05 Nail polish)
With OPI Navy Shatte NLE63 (given by Rebek)
Models Own Smokey Eye Kit Sassy TR006
It comes with 2 mini angled brush of the same size. I'm not sure if there's a glitch in mine because it'll be a little weird if you have 2 of the same brushes in a set.
Colours are very pigmented but the black is losing out a little. I'm not sure if is the brush that is not picking up the colour that well, shall try that out with a denser brush.
A collection of Watsons Vouchers. More falsies eh? :P
And thank you all for the X'mas cards!
I've put them up on my fridge!
Merry X'mas Dblchinis!
I have never felt that I’m a filial daughter.
Not once, as much as I could remember.
Checked from Oxford Dictionary:
Filial - adj. connected with the way children behave towards their parents
I had never shown my affection towards my parents, especially to my dad because I was not taught to be so since I was small. The only way you show love is through scolding, anger, passiveness and spending weekend/holiday together – as that are what my parents’ generation believe in. Besides, he is in the opposite gender – basically he is a male. Duh.
Picture taken last week. Brought my dslr but without memory card. It was my greatest disappointment of the day because I couldn’t snap their pictures except using phone #failed daughter.
Hence, I grown up and become a very shy person when it comes to expressing myself to someone whom I’ve never said to, “I miss you. I love you dad.
I can’t live without you. I like what you did for me. You’re my hero. Thank you dad for everything”. Why? Because, it sounds terribly weird when you’d never appeared to be sentimental and you suddenly become one. Don’t you think so?
It’s just weird.. *enough emphasizing the weird word*
When I was small, I remembered I did make cards for my parents every single event such as birthday, mother’s day, father’s day and parents’ anniversary with my heart-shape handmade card, sticky man and wrong spelling wishes (my mum still kept some of them. now when i see them, i feel so shy and dumb. lol..).
I wrote ‘love you’ all over the place and sometimes I will write a sincere sentence, asking for forgiveness if I’d ever done something hurtful and wrong (especially when I was hopeful that my mum will stop canning me =P). Well, how did a 5 year old girl learnt to write such words? If I remembered it correctly, it learned this ‘skill’ from my kindergarten teachers. Or, because my friends taught me so? Can’t really remember.
The moment right after my mum or dad read the letter or card, I will pretend nothing ever happened. There was no card sent. There was no such message. There was no such drawing from me. My parents will treat me differently for a day and I was so happy but I was too shy to show my feeling. So, I pretended and be cool till parents became scary again.. >.<
P/s: That’s why, I teach myself to express my love and affection learned from Counseling and Psychology classes to my partner and best friends at early stage so that the words will flow fluently and meaningfully throughout the years. I don’t want to be like my parents and the older generation who are not being expressive in saying loving and caring words.
Because I am the only child in the family. So, both of my parents treat me very strictly (not so much on dad part). I understood that they want the best for me so that I’ll have a smooth, happy life. Thus, my parents will try their best to protect me. At times, I became rebellious and put a deaf ear on their advices especially during in my teenage period. Well, we did right? Don’t you deny :)
Even till today, I still pretended that I don’t care much for them because….. It is just hard for me to say, ‘Mum, dad.. I love you’.. OMG! It kills me to say so directly to them because my face and ears will turn all red and the heat will cause me fever. Ok lah.. maybe I’m too exaggerate my sentence but really, I can’t..
But recently, there is one thing which I am very proud of myself – is when I’m capable to bring my parents to quality and expensive place for good food and atmosphere using my own earning. The feeling is like wanting to shout out to the world and say that, “I am capable to bring my mum and dad for good food with my own sweat money”.
In Chinese, ‘sweat money’ means hard earn money.
I celebrated their wedding anniversary at Chocolate Lounge and Father’s Day at Bavarian Bierhuas. Of course, it is not the price that matter. It is the quality time that we spent together while looking at their touching eyes. Probably they’re thinking that, “My daughter has finally grown up and she is proven not stingy!”. On the other hand, I am touched as well because my parents will still care for my wallet and they tried to order the cheapest drink and meal available on the menu *I’m so lucky*.
Dad with his signature expression XD
A simple joy and happiness are gained from the experience though after the nights, I still treated them normally. I hope, they know that at least I do care for them although I don’t express myself verbally.
And, I have never expected them to read this post (because they don’t have a clue about my blog), especially my dad as this post is dedicated for my dad on this very special Father’s Day celebration.
Happy Father’s Day daddy.
You’re the best dad in the world. I love you.
This post is inspired by this videoclip. It is a Thai commercial and I find it real touching and meaningful. To all the daddy out there, Happy Father’s day. To all the son and daughter, love your parents. Don’t be like me. Express more of yourself whenever you can <3
P/s/s: I always like Thai commercial clip. There are so creative!
P/s/s/s: Mum, don’t worry. I love you too.
I am always passionate about photography since I was very small. My parents knew about it, especially my dad. It all begins from this very first photo taken by me when I was about… em…. three?
2nd attempt – Better~
I still remember how I cried and insisted to hold the camera and take my parents’ photo because I wanted to role modeling my dad (dad added on that we were at Botanical Garden. Lol.. he still remember when I asked just now!). My dad, who was our family photographer was reluctant to allow me to hold the camera. Well, logically I was too small for sophisticated gadget like that. What if it falls into the water? Or dropped onto the floor? Haha… I didn’t, ok? I was born as a pro man! =D
I was at this age. My mum was skinny and gorgeous =D
It was a film camera during that era and I was nervously waiting for the result when dad returned from the printing shop. I have good memory back then! Once dad showed me the result.. I was so proud with myself. I jumped around the living hall, showing happily the result to my parents. Ever since then, mum and dad allow me to use the family’s camera – and now.. I have my own baby. Yeay!
Have I introduce my 60 Deggie yet?
No? How can?
My first photography adventure using my new toy started from my cousin’s wedding. I was ‘hired’ to help her to capture every memorable moments so that she can keep them for a long, long time. Of course, I am honored to be able to help. However, I wasn’t a good photographer yet (I don’t think I am good even now).
Photo taken by Mac (cousin) and I think he is a pro! *Jealous*
He took so much better probably because I look good in the photo. Haha.. But honestly, I like it. So ya, I was the photographer in red semi cheong sam during that special event. I realize to be a photographer, it is rare to appear in photos. This was the only one I appeared in my own camera T_T
It doesn’t take long to realize that I actually love taking portrait photos. With my new 50mm lenses, it does wonder. I could create and capture the type of photos I want. Natural expression is what I admire the most. So far, here are my ‘lucky models’… =D
I enjoy looking at how good my friends appear in the photos I took. It brings unconscious joy and pleasure and I still couldn’t figure why? Years before this, I like to see myself in photos. I will stare and observe every part of me whenever I was free. Sound freaky eh? But years after that, it turns out vice versa.
Now that I have facebook, the satisfaction of knowing how my friends like my masterpiece tripled! The more ‘likes’ + comments i received, the happier I become. I don’t know is this some kinds of narcissistic syndrome. Well, I can’t help when I could see my friends liked the photos that I took and edited =D
Such as these:
Personally, I love capturing happy moment of an individual or a group of individuals. Those natural and genuine smiles bring out the inner beauty of the person(s). That is why, I love taking random and spontaneous photos (when you least expected! So beware…) because that is when you capture the best moment of a person.
Unlike this…. =_=
Dad has different interest compared to mine….
That is why, my dad has retired from becoming the main photographer of the family ever since the rise of curryegg. Haha… Oopss.
P/s: I think I am sexier when I was small compare to now. Why ar?
A picture post, because I am vain like that.
These are from the other day when I wore my new tee.
Haven’t been snapping with my camera for quite a while.
Someone played with my setting and now it’s showing this annoying date on the bottom right hand side.
Just letting you know, I’ve almost recovered from my sickness. Just looking a little pale at the moment.
3 more dosages of antibiotic and I would be free from the pills!
Not sure whether to be happy or sad to be sick when I’m home. Pro: I’m well taken care of. Con: I’m not allowed to have all the good food in Muar!
Photo with sis, Gigi. Very contrasting skin tone. HAHA.
Love the new Orton-ish effect on Picasa.
Okay that’s all the pics I'm posting up. The rest really CMI.
Semester 4 starts today. As usual, the first week of class is full of crap, what with the lecturer going through the course outline and ended up telling his mundane life stories. Just had my first lesson this morning, and now I have plenty of time to spend until the next lecture at 3.30pm.
Thought I should do a short update before killing my time by reading the unfinished Harry Potter. I’ve been taking forever to finish the Order of the
Here are some photos with the bffs Katie and Jess taken during CNY. We were at Jess’s grand villa XD
They said I was wearing the sluttiest cheongsam ever. During one of the house visit, my granduncle even called me ????????What kinda relative is this? Damn mean :(
We can haz accessories. Teehee.
On another day at Katie’s beautiful garden. We all decided to wear heels that day. So used to ahbeng and bangla on the road whistling at us we don’t give a damn anymore.
This photo is just so cute and funny I had to post it! Dunno wtheck they were doing but it’s very wrong the way I see it. LOL.
Last but not least, a photo with le family on CNY eve! Taken with BB so it’s a bit blurrish. Look how tall my brother has grown! He used to be this little mushroom head boy we enjoyed bullying. HAHA!
Oh, I would be delighted to know that I’ve inherited my parents’ non-aging gene. Hiak hiak.