Tuesday, June 27, 2006

The more I looked at her, the more I like her. Cos' she resembles so much of me. Her eyebrows, her eyes, her nose, her mouth, her side view, her complexion....


Even the way how she sleeps also resembles me. I like to put my forearm on my forehead when I sleep too...



Do you think that this stance looks like someone in the movies? "I want to be 黃飛鴻...."

To be 黃飛鴻 very tired leh... I think I better be a sleeping beauty...


Wow... Her big head photo.... She got double eyelids, just like me.



Today finally we registered Alexandria's birth certificate for her,about one week after her birth to this world.

Earlier we gave her the name 思愉 but hor it sounds like 死魚... We are worried that when she goes to school one day and the following afternoon she will comes home crying saying that she doesn't want to go to school anymore...

Me: "Why, why you don't want to go to school?"
She: "Papa, all my friends make fun of my name..."
Me: "How did they make fun of your name?"
She: "They call me dead fish...."

Well, I think that most Chinese names, no matter how well or how nice the names could be, there are bound to be some ways and means to poke some fun. There are 3000 over chinese characters, not only that there are also Cantonese, Hokkien leh... Some Chinese names sounds so nice but when it translate to dialects....

I used to have a female friend from my Sec. Sch. She is called 胡麗琴.... Guess when one fine day, she was called upon the stage to receive some awards... And the best part is the person who announced her name is a non-Chinese.

"......from Class 3X...Hu Li jing...."

The whole assembly hall was filled with laughter.... but luckily, my this female friend was not those petty pretty doll. She didn't take it to heart. In fact, she was laughing herself too... Thanks God, the following year, we all change our name to our own respective dialect names. So she was then known a Goh Lay Kin.... Sounds better mah...

So much about the history....

Finally we think and rack our brains for a name suitable for our precious daughter...

Alexandria Tham See Kei 譚思祈

= meaning she will remember always

= to pray or to seek forgiveness from God

As for .... Of cos' her surname has to be lah... If not, what else? Cos' her 老爸﹐爺爺。。。all 姓。。。 I dun care whether you like it or not, her surname will be , okay? Now you hear it and you know it, there is nothing you can do about it...

As for her name Alexandria....



The second largest city in Egypt, Alexandria, known as "The Pearl of the Mediterranean", has an atmosphere that is more Mediterranean than Middle Eastern ; its ambience and cultural heritage distance it from the rest of the country although it is actually only 225 km. from Cairo.

Founded by Alexander the Great in 331 BC, Alexandria became the capital of Graeco-Roman Egypt, its status as a beacon of culture symbolized by Pharos, the legendary lighthouse that was one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

If you wish to know more about the history of Alexandria, you can visit the link below:

http://alexandriatour.com/

One lost baby found

Taken at the Kent Ridge View, Patient Service Centre. She lie at the couch, with curious eyes from passer-by....

Trust me, when she grows up she will be the Pearl of the Mediterranean....

Here are the evidence of the cat cruelty towards his 2 cat buddies. In the clips, you can clearly see how he refused to let them go despite they beg him for "leniency"....




I caught the fat cat in my house abusing his 2 cat buddies. Poor them, they lie down there helplessly, letting him do whatever he wants, to them.

I didn't make up a story. In fact, I got solid evidence against him.



You see, he starts to prey on one of his buddies.



After all the abusing and the bullying ends, both cat buddies lie on their side crying for mercy. Still the fat cat, didn't want to let them go.


He likes to wear my mum's slippers, didn't realize that how small are his paws. Puss in slippers, sia!!!

But not to worry, like ppl always say... one mountain still got one mountain high...... My momo will take care of him when she grows up.

One scenario:

Momo is alone at home with the cat...

Cat is lying at the balcony....

Momo walks up to him to stroke his fur.....

Cat suddenly scratch Momo....

Momo pulls back her hand and run away.....

Cat continue to lie at the balcony.....

Momo returns with a roll of newspaper and start to beat the cat....

Cat run away fast, with Momo behind him chasing him all over the house....

"Bad cat.... Noti cat....."

Cat hides under the bed....

Momo tries to poke the cat with the roll of newspaper.....

No lah, Momo isn't cruelty to animals. Momo will love the cat, just like 老鼠愛大米。So far, the cat is still quite obedient. We didn't let him get too close to Momo. When we first bring her home from NUH, the cat tries to sniff Momo, he was curious how come there is a new member to the family. Not only new ah, she also got tiny hands and feets that can move.

I won't let the cat comes near to Momo till she is about 2 years old or so. Till then, she will be more older and will be able more open to exploration.

Monday, June 26, 2006

This was actually taken a few days ago when we just bathe her and was about to take her to the polyclinic. Enjoy viewing it.......

Hehe... I took a video of her hunger for milk... Really leh, once she's hungry and she won't settle for anything else. How much of hugging her or muck-ing her oso no use. She only wants her milk bottle.

Last nite I couldn't sleep. She keep crying and crying. I change her diapers and feed her a few times.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Today is my off day... I'm still on reservist but just that I do'nt need to report back for duty... Today we took Alexandria to the polyclinic for her check up. We bathe her, smell so sweet and nice, before dressing her up (the clip was taken after her bath). The doctor took some blood from her little sole. She didn't cry at first but when the female doctor pressed her little cole to draw some blood, she cry so loudly. My daughter was so brave leh, after a while she stop crying and fall asleep. We waited outside the lab... Many ppl saw our baby so cute... Some look at her then look at me. Of cos' she resembles me mah... I'm her daddy leh....
Who knows Alexandria need to be referred to the hospital cos' she hot Jaundice. We choose to go to NUH, Maybe she was born there or maybe it's nearer than KKH. Right now she is at the Sunshine Nursery. I missed her, hopefully she can discharge tomorrow. I missed her tiny fists, I missed her tiny feet.
Aiyo... So cute!!! Sucking the pacifier, Winnie the Mouse leh... She got so much of hair one...

My little princess wearing a blue dress leh....


"Who is there disturbing my sleep? I want to sleep leh..."


I like the beetle at her top...


Did someone just call my name? "Take a peek who is it? Oh it's you again....."


" I'm praying very hard... Praying very hard that I can go home with my daddy and mommy..."


" Will God answer my prayer? I promise to be a good girl and won't abuse the fat cat in my house..."

You know my this princess really very noti leh... When she wants milk, she can make a lot of fuss... No, she doesn't cry but she will "throw" her mittens and socks everywhere... I help her to put them on and the next moment she will throw them away again... When I carry her in my arms, she will struggle and beat me... Nothing can calm her down until she got her milk bottle in her mouth. Till then she will suck and suck. After her full, then only she can sleep in peace.

Not only that, now she knows how to be choosy. You know normally we will prepare her milk when she is hungry. Most of the time she won't be able to finish all the milk so we can put it aside and when she's hungry then we can feed her again. She seems to know that that was her leftover milk leh... The first time she will drink, the second round she won't drink liao... The milk will just flow out from her mouth. Aiyo... So young and so choosy.... Like that how can leh....

Must beat her pat pat when she is older. Niak Niak....

Now we start to wonder when she is older, is it the cat that chase her around the house or she terrorizing the cat.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

I just got home... I was on reservist from 21st till 26th... First 3 days is IPPT and shooting, the last 3 days is our deployment. I missed my dear baby... Wondering how is she at home, has she drunk her milk....

My wife so bad, sms her didn't reply back one...

I got home and I took some pics of her sleeping. She is always sleeping so most of her pics are with her eyes closed. Hey, do you know that although she was only born on the 19th June (just 3 days old) she can opened her eyes. Tiny black pupils. hehe....

Yee.... cute little baby is dreaming of her papa.....


This is how she looks like when she has just been fed


Haha... I managed to capture one moment of her sleeping so cute... Notice her mittens and her socks all around. It's she herself who "throw" them away.

Maybe in my next update I shall upload one short video of her...

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

My dear Alexandria got discharged on the 20th June afternoon. I went for my driving lessons in the morning 10:30 am. This will be my 5th time taking my TP test. I hope that I can passed this time. You know, ppl say after their baby is born their luck will turned better. Dunno true or not leh... Oh baby, you must blessed papa, okie? If not, papa can't take you around in the car oh...
Earlier on just before both my wife and baby can discharged, she refused to drink any milk. The nurse says if she still doesn't want to drink any milk by 11am, she got to stay in NUH. Poor baby!! Luckily she did drink some milk by 11am.. If not she really has to stay. So worried that she might really need to stay.
BTW, do you know that a newly born baby can survive 3 days without sucking any milk?
Her going home clothes. So cute....


Closed up. Do you think she look like me?


The 2 are her soft toys. I specially reserved for her. The gremlin and the mouse. But she was still small, doesn't know who are they.


She was awake... She always sleep and hardly wakes up.


Sleeping so soundly.



See? This was after she had been fed and had her diapers changed.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Yesterday early morning my wife finally give birth to a baby girl... GIRL! It's a Girl!!! I told you many times already, one noti girl is coming to this world. Alexandria the most naughtiest girl at NUH... She is really active leh... When she was born, she keep on moving.. Kicking and sneezing... She even opens her tiny eyes to peek at me. Yeah lah, I know I always kissed her when she's still inside... She just want to see who is her father who always disturb her sleep...

Hey, I didn't know that newly born baby can have so much hair... Some of the hair was sticking together. So soft and so fragile.... Her neck is so weak.... It was like any moment it will drop off...
So scary...

I was accompanying my wife at the labour ward all the while... Earlier on, she sms me saying she saw some blood stains. She knew that she was going to deliver. Not wanting to lose, give a call to the NUH delivery suite and asked for advice. I just knocked off from work and we quickly rushed home, packed some clothes and off we head to NUH. I couldn't wait, I was so gan cheong. You know mah, first time to be a papa mah...

I was inside the labour ward watching TV and munching the tibits I brought from home while the poor pregnant lady is lying on the bed. I was eating the kaka and super rings.. Hehe...

The gynaes and the midwives come in and went out, came in and go out, come in and go out, came in and went out. A lot of movements lah. But I was enjoying my kaka and super rings....

It was about 2345 hours when my wife is having serious contractions. My baby is going to come out any moment. That was when I got ready with my Nokia 6280, ready to take pics and .3gp videos. Some people says I will faint inside the labour ward woh.. But I prove them all wrong. I steady captured the golden moments of Alexandria being delivered out. Past 12 am, she finally came out.

Oh my god, she looks like a kitten, with blood over her head and body. She looks so pale and white...

Then slowly she regain back the beige colour. Crying and struggling I took pics of her at the tubulator lying there.

And that is the beginning of a new life and my life from that instant will totally changed.





Does she look like me? She still got blood on her body and not yet being washed by the midwives. She just got her cord cut.


Now she is a bit cleaner. Sleeping soundly after being dressed up.


Still sleeping and look so cute.


Really looks like how I sleep.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Just now I went to the pasar malam with my wife and my baby... Of cos' with my baby lah, got my wife sure got this noti gal tagging along mah... Told her not to follow but dun know why my wife still wants to bring her along.

She is inside the womb mah.. You tut tut de....

Well, pasar malam are basically all the same lah hor... Stalls selling watches lah, Ramly burgers, 金隆牌台灣香腸, pillows and bolsters, household products, etc. Now you missed it or you forget to buy something that you saw at this pasar malam A, fear not cos' you can find it at the next pasar malam B.

We walk and see many people. Also ate some food there. Had a cheese and black pepper sausage, drink a young coconut from thailand.

Then we come to one stall selling tibits. Can you imagine one big packet selling only $2.80?!?! So mai du liao.... Fast hand fast leg buy one packet each...

When paying money, the cute cashier says:

"sorrie, no big plastic bag anymore..."

"Can carry like that or not?"

I give her one look and smile

She got my hint liao and she asked one guy sitting nearby to help to find some string to tie it up....

Expect me to hug and carry it home meh....



I like the cheese favour, Super Ring....





Super Cheese balls...

Actually the main topic is not about what super rings or super cheese balls.... The main character is...........

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KaKa!!!!

How many of you remember when we are still in primary school days, the canteen selling KaKa.... It has been such a long time since I last taste KaKa.... So of cos' must buy a packet back home mah.....


Cost $2.... The super ring and super cheese balls only cost $2.80 a big pack


Still remember how it looks like?


One kaka drop on the floor, one kaka drop on the floor.. if one kaka drop on the floor, there are how many kaka still in the packet?

Sunday, June 11, 2006

This morning after work.....

Went to Banquet for breakfast/lunch....

Patronize the stall again.. this time I ordered something different....


北京炸醬面。。。
I here see there see, actually what is 炸醬 leh... Can someone pls tell me what does that means? Where got fried leh? Cos' the noodles is cooked in boiled water, not fried. In fact, nothing inside is fried... But never mind lah hor, 老婆餅 oso got nothing to do with 老婆...

It comes with this cup of soup...

Just a recap of the noodles I ate so far, they all looks the same leh...


台灣牛肉面


四川拉拉面

Finally my course has finished. YAHOO!!!! 3 weeks of training, man!!! But enjoyable lah... I wanted to post those pics taken during my course but this gal still haven't send me the pics yet leh...

Now CISCO is all havoc. Everyone is complaining about the new standby system. Off days oso must standby... Basically there is no rest days. Some ppl standby 4 times a month, and we only got 5 off days. Not fair, biased (this word sounds so familiar hor!?!?), etc... All comes out from the mouth. Lucky I transferred out of the team liao. If not, I worked like hell. Some more my baby is coming out soon. I want to spend more time with my little daughter. You just imagine lah, every morning I leave my home at 5 plus am and reached home at 10 plus pm. Night shift I leave my home at 5 plus pm and reached home 10 plus am the next day. And now OFF days still must standby some more leh... Like that die, man.... During my course, I already heard of this absurd system liao... Now not enough manpower so everyone in CISCO has to adapt this new system... To facilitate those who want to take leave woh... If we worked like hell and we got paid accordingly, still there is some consolation factor. But... everytime oso got allowance shortage. Worked, worked, worked and we are counted "Officer not at work".

Still want me to come back to the team? No thanks.....

Tomorrow I will start my new assignment loh... Office hours, dun need to go back home so late. So can play with my daughter for a while, or feed her one time before her bedtime, bathe her before she sleep, take her down stairs to eat ice cream or view the stars (but hor this will only happen a few years later).

Anyway, my daughter is more important. I dun want ppl to ask me how long is my daughter instead of how tall is she. Cos' when I goes to work she is sleeping, when I reached home she is sleeping oso...

Some cute pics of my Alexandria stuffs... There are a lot more but I just take those cute cute ones. You tell me lah, do you want to see Pampers or pacifiers? I didn't know that baby's stuffs can be so small and so cute... Hehe....

This is a bean spout pillow... What is it used for? To place at the chest area just in case the poor baby got frightened...


This thing is used when the adult need to be in another room away from the baby. The big one is placed at the baby side and the small one is carried by the adult. Wait... or is it the other way round leh? Ha!!!


This is a baby rocker. Can rock the baby to sleep or used to carry the baby when going out. But hor, where got any "clever " parents want to take this rocker go out leh... So big leh... Better dun talk so loud now, or else I will end up being the "clever" parent.


This one is more practical mah.... Can put the noti girl inside... The baby at most a few kg heavy mah... During our NS time, we can carry full pack and run 20km leh....


Eeeee... So cute... Dunno she love daddy more or mummy more leh....


A whole set of baby clothes...


A set of 2 bolsters and a pillow...


Hamper for my baby... Yeah!!


Shoes so small.... To keep her tiny feet warm...


See, how small is her feet, compared to mine?



Her pillow....


Her milk bottles....


Her napkins... There are more than 4 but I just take this 4 cos' it looks cute...


Her hat....


Hers another napkin...


Her top... Shall I call it shirt or blouse leh? Anyway, this top she won't be wearing it until she's older lah..


Wow.... so many handkerchiefs.... I tell you lah, so many oso not enuf okay!?!?


For her cold little pair of fists...


For her cold little pair of feet


Her one piece clothes....


Her one piece clothes again?


Her one piece clothes again?!?!

So in conclusion, with so many cute baby things awaiting for her arrival... This noti girl is comfirmed to be spolit... Never mind lah, hor, my own baby mah... Spoilt a bit okay lah...

Not a bit, it's a lot... a lot..... a lot.....