Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Our trip down south - Day 1 & 2- Kluang & Legoland.

We made a trip down south to accomplish a few things in one trip. Glad that we made time for it and we spaced it out quite good that we didn't end up too tired from it.

Our first stop was my mum's hometown, Kluang.

Went for lunch before heading to my granny's house.
Tangkak Beef Noodle. 

My 84 years old maternal grandmother.
She's physically healthy, no high cholesterol, no hypertension, no diabetes or whatsoever. But she has turned senile over the last year. 
She called me her daughter, my hubby, her son-in-law and my son, her grandson.
She's still an adorable lady even though I can barely understand what she says. (She speaks only in Hakka.)

After visiting my grandma, we headed down to Johor Bahru (JB). It's our first time driving around JB. Thank God for friends who are from JB and Google Map, we manage to find our way around.

The next day, we went to LEGOLAND!

We arrived early at about 9.30am because I was told that the queue is super long during the school holidays.
There were people already queueing but it was not super long. So.. *phew*
Ya.. we are kiasu like that. :P

My boy roaming around while waiting for the entrance to be open.

FYI,Legoland only opens at 10am.
So you can just view from outside while waiting.

Once the gates opened, we headed straight to the Mini City, which was really awesome!
I took so many photos but I won't load all here, shall just pick a few for you to view.
Here are the Petronas Twin Towers.
(That random dude walked in and stayed there when I was taking this shot.. -_-)

Here's part of "Singapore".
Canon folks, spot the I "Heart" Canon? :P

Can't remember which city is this.. but I would think it's Thailand.
(Those who went to Legoland, help me out here?)

And this is Sri Lanka.
They made a bunch of miniature human dancing. 
Really soooo cool! 

My hubby became my son's "tour guide". 
Perfect place to "show" my son the "world". 
Who needs to fly here and there just to see them cities? :P

We love this!
It's Mini China!
The red bricks are just SO RED! 
 I'm not that good at describing things but when you see it.. 
you will know what I mean.. :P

Family Photo!
(My son did No.4 and said "PEACE". ROFL.)
The staff there were so kind to help us take a photo. 
Otherwise I would only have shots of my son or hubby & son. 

The weather was cloudy when we arrived.. after 2 hours, it started drizzling. Thankfully, they have some indoor games to keep the young ones entertained.

Indoor train rides which my son refused to come down after the first round and the staff was kind enough to allow him to stay on for another round. 
Our boy seem to get his way anywhere he goes. -_-

Indoor play ground, our boy enjoyed it very much...

...til it was difficult for us to convince him to walk around more after the rain stopped...

Side track a little, for nursing mothers, Legoland is infant friendly. ;)
Adorable giraffes.

We walked around more ...
and then my son found his favourite fountain.
The Musical Fountain. 
As you walk pass each instrument, they will start playing. 

Here's a camel made of Lego.

Then it was time for us to shop!
Our boy's a "natural" when it comes to buying toys.
(He didn't get the stuff in the trolley. We only bought the most basic Lego set for him as memoir.)

Lots of Lego Keychains!

Oh.. and we played "Pirate" while shopping. :O

We didn't buy anything (except for a Lego set for the boy) from the shop as souvenir because we didn't think it was anything special.
Until we went to the photo booth to retrieve our photos.
We bought this Lego set!
They printed our picture on Lego!
(I do sound like a kid/teenager but I don't care.. it's SOOOO COOOOOOL!)

We spent about 6 hours at Legoland. It can be very warm (well, it is in Malaysia), so be sure to keep yourself hydrated at all times.

We loved it! Hubby and I grew up playing Lego.. so it was really a fun trip.. not just for our kiddo. ;)

Stay tuned for Day 3.. we drove down to Lion City! :D

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Making Baby #3: Giving up coffee

I know! You must be screaming.. WHY???!!??

It's not foreign to me though. I've done it before we were trying for our first child. I decided to do it again because a random stranger reminded me how coffee can mess up hormones. (If you don't already know, hormones plays a big part in conceiving.)

I've given up coffee for almost a month now.  Substituted it with Green Tea. Yes, there's caffeine in green tea too but at least it doesn't mess up hormones and a whole lot more beneficial.

Whatever people say.. I'm glad that I did. There's no bloated tummy or nausea or whatever pre-menstrual syndrome that I've experienced previously even though I'm near my due date.

I can has a flat tummy without coffee!

I want...

My boy is at a phase where he goes around and tell you that he wants everything!
Bring him to a toy store and you will never hear the end of "I want this.." "I want this.." "I want this.."
and he'll always get.. "James, you have that at home." or "James, you have plenty of toys at home."

There's one thing that my son want but can't have every year...that is a birthday party in school.

He's born in December and it's always school holiday then. So he doesn't get to celebrate with his friends in school. So he just have to celebrate his friend's birthday instead. He would come back to tell us that there's a party in class today and it's (friend's name) birthday.

So, Hubby and I decided to just throw him one just before the school holiday starts and we thought it's his last year in Nursery class, it'll be nice for him to be a "baby" before he goes to Kindergarten.

We asked him what cake would he like to have for his birthday, he said "I want (a) Pocoyo Cake!"

So what the boy wants... the boy gets.
We made this! *proud of ourselves*
I baked the cake and the decorations were made by hubby and I.
Hubby and I slept late for a night just to get this cake together. 

My son played a part in preparing for his birthday party..
Let me introduce you to my Junior Chef... James Tan. :P
(The truth is, I have to juggle being a full-time everything. So I have to get him involved just so that I can bake and take care of him at the same time. I was stressed telling him that he can't cut two cookies too close together but he had fun..and it helps his motor skills! *positive thinking*)

Beautiful cookies made by me with my little helper, James.

Hubby and I packed the cookies and put them in little boxes as "party bags".

On that day, our boy was so excited that he skipped to class with joy because we told him that we will be celebrating his birthday in school.

Finally, he's standing in the middle instead of the side watching his friend blow the candle.

Especially when they asked for more cake.. their cute little voices. Awwwww..
OK, I sound very obsessed with them but they are JUST SO CUTE!

I look like a giant invading to cut my son's cake! 

Here's our little family photo!
Ahh.. the things we do for our son.

We love him so much that we decided he should get a haircut on the same day...ahhaa.. so random..
Cute or not??!!??
OK OK, it was an accident, we wanted to give him a little style but we requested for the wrong blade number then this happened..
On a positive's good for our pockets cause his hair grows super fast! Every 3-4weeks he needs a haircut.  (I know la, RM6 haircut not expensive but still....)

Of course, he didn't want a haircut (he HATES haircuts since he was 1.5 years old) but it was the first time that he didn't shed a tear and he didn't even struggle.

Ahh.. our boy's grown up now. *happy tears* 

P/S: In case you think we spoil our child by giving him whatever he wants, we don't. We have to reason out A LOT with him when it comes to his "requests" for almost everything available in the world. That's also when Mummy and Dada need more DHA. -_-"

Thursday, November 1, 2012

My love-hate relationship...

..with Banana Leaf Rice.

I watch what I eat most of the time but sometimes, there's just food that You.Just.Can't.Resist! Even though you know it'll immediately fill up your daily calories quota.

...Like Banana Leaf Rice! Agree? ;)
(Ok, not every one would agree. One of my bestie would say.. I HAVE IT ALMOST EVERY DAY! No more Banana Leaf Rice.. please.)

But for those who don't have it almost every day, you just can't say NO to a good Banana Leaf Rice meal.

I discovered one of the best Banana Leaf Rice in Klang Valley (that I've tasted so far). It's from Acha Curry House at Petaling Garden, Petaling Jaya.

Took a picture of it and sent it to Bangsar Babe to enter her blog's giveaway!

So if you too have that LOVEEEEEEEE for Banana Leaf Rice, vote for my picture! 

Here's how:

Step 1:
Like Sue-Lynn's (Bangsar Babe) Facebook Page. Click here.

Step 2:
Look for my entry. It has a caption of my name : WOO YI LEI and Banana Leaf Rice at Acha Curry House, Petaling Garden, Petaling Jaya.

This is the picture, in case you can't view the caption on your mobile..
Side track: Look at that yummy curry and vegetables. *drools*

And you have just shown Banana Leaf Rice some LURVE!

If you wish to take that extra mile...
Step 3 (optional):
Share this post on your Facebook timeline and get more people to like my photo!

Love Banana Leaf Rice?
What are you waiting for? LIKE LIKE LIKE!

p/s: After liking my photo, please do make a trip to Acha Curry House. Their Crab Curry, Salted Fish Curry and Sambal Ikan Bilis with Onion is awesome! Oh..they are open for breakfast and lunch (they start serving Banana Leaf Rice about 11-11.30am) only.

Note to self: Push body harder to burn off those extra calories. :P