Archive for October, 2006

‘Cap buaya’ shoes

We went for our regular grocery shopping at Carrefour recently and we stumbled upon a rack full of the current shoe fad (for those in other parts of the world, sorry, we Malaysians are very backward and slow). Somewhat related to the late-Crocodile Hunter, the original Crocs shoes cost a hefty RM100+ but now we have Buatan Malaysia alternative……Buayas by Asadi (the manufacturer’s name itself a spin on the Adidas name).

Hubby suggested to get the shoes for me since I am pregnant and I need a lighter pair of shoes to walk (as if I’m a clumsy preggie mum). He was so excited and decided to look one for himself and Brae. After spending quite some time digging the whole pile of shoes, he finally found the smallest size for Brae. As for himself, he took the largest size available.

So we bought three pairs of Buayas for Daddykhong, Mummy and little champion. I find it weird when I wear the shoes, maybe because of the design but since it’s so comfortable and nice to wear, who cares! Furthermore, it’s so CHEAP at only RM12.90 per pair!

So now everyone knows how cheapskate daddykhong is and how lax intellectual property laws in Malaysia are.


Brae with his cute shoes. I can’t wait till he can walk!

Crocs family

Daddy and mummy have one each too!


Monday, October 30, 2006 8:39 pm at 8:39 pm 10 comments

Brae’s pre-birthday gift

We had dinner with hubby’s friend at Deutcshes Gasthaus at TTDI last Saturday.

Brae’s pre-birthday gift

The gift is Brae’s 1st birthday gift. It was given by hubby’s friend and his girlfriend for Brae’s birthday which is due on 6th November. So thoughtful of them. They have the honour of giving Brae his very 1st birthday gift. We still don’t know what the gift is as we have decided to open the gift on Brae’s birthday.


The sweet looking girl above is our new maid! No lah…I wish she was. She is actually a Burmese girl working as a waitress at the restaurant. Brae was not hesitant in letting her carry him around the restaurant while we ate. In fact, he kept looking for her while he was seated in his highchair. Luckily the waitresses there took turns to carry him as it took us quite a while to finish the food we ordered. The lip-smacking pork trotters was heavy-going stuff.

Friday, October 27, 2006 7:58 pm at 7:58 pm 5 comments

Brae’s 1st admirer

Brae has a girlfriend!

We went to Thean Hou Temple last week for my BIL-2’s marriage registration. As I was sitting down with Brae on my lap,a little girl made her way towards us and shocked me when she gave Brae a big hug.

Brae’s gf-1

Brae’s new girlfriend 🙂 Look at his shocked expression!

Brae’s gf-2

Shake shake hand….!

Brae’s gf-3

Brae looking most confused! Definitely needs some training on how to handle such situations.

Monday, October 16, 2006 8:00 pm at 8:00 pm 9 comments

Cute sleeping position


Sleeping fatty!


I like the way he crosses his legs!


Buttocks up!

Friday, October 13, 2006 8:18 pm at 8:18 pm 9 comments

From daddy’s desk – My diaper discovery

Don’t know if others have noticed but Tesco recently launched another addition to their home brand “Tesco” diaper range.

Tesco usually have 3 categories for their home brand; those coming in from the UK (good quality at not much lower prices), those which sport Tesco’s red and blue logo (Malaysian-sourced products and priced so low, they are usually crap), and a mid-range (also sourced in Malaysia but better packaged and pricier than their red-blue packaged offerings.

To my great joy, Tesco’s new diapers (not the usual red-blue variety) at first glance bear an uncanny resemblance to Drypers. Same type and sized packaging, same sized diapers, same no. of pieces per pack, same batch numbers, same feel. Brae’s usual XL60 is priced at RM31+ per pack compared to Drypers RM35+. We usually wait for Drypers to sell at their offer price of RM30 or RM32 before we buy the maximum 2 packs allowed per trolley but it is such a hassle having to rush to the hypermarket before stocks run out.

We bought a pack of this new Tesco diapers and can safely conclude that Drypers contract manufactures for Tesco. No more mad rush to the stores for sale prices. Same quality at a lower price. Now, if only Tesco can get Mamy Poko to manufacture for them as well.

Thursday, October 12, 2006 1:45 pm at 1:45 pm 7 comments

Daddy is guilty!

Blue black

Brae’s candid camera

Daddy’s done it again! This time, while playing “catching” with Brae on the bed, he managed to get Brae so excited that Brae crawled off the bed and onto the floor.

Brae has a huge bump on his forehead and a bruised nose. Daddy has a sore ego!!!

10 points for daddy.


Wednesday, October 11, 2006 6:18 pm at 6:18 pm 8 comments

Mooncake Festival @ Mummy’s hometown


Butterfly lantern for Mummy, Big fish for Daddy & Small fish for Brae

Since this year is Brae’s first year celebrating the Mooncake Festival, we thought of buying a lantern for him. We bought him the traditional lantern instead of the common battery-operated ones. So traditional that daddy insisted that we get Brae a fish because daddy always had fish lanterns when he was much, much younger! To our surprise, the two lanterns cost us RM9.60. So expensive!!! The big fish was given by Brae’s Ma Ma (paternal grandmother).

Mooncake Festival

Mooncake Festival at Mummy’s hometown in Perak (that little kid there is Brae’s uncle)

We went back to my hometown in Perak to celebrate. I haven’t been back home for a few months and I thought that it was a good time to go back and at the same time, annouce the impending arrival of No. 2 (Ha..ha..I’m in my 6th month and I only let them know now!) We also wanted Brae to experience Mooncake Festival in a small town which should be more ‘yit lau’.

We started our journey back to hometown at 6 pm after hubby got off work. We arrived at our house at 8 pm. Fortunately, Brae was sleeping the whole trip. He was a bit blur when we got there. He didn’t cry or make a fuss when my family carried him. Pheww…! He seemed to enjoy himself when he saw so many kids around holding their assortment of lanterns, together with the candles surrounding the house.

At 10 pm, we headed to my grandparents’ house (Brae’s Tai-Poh & Tai-Gung) where we had another round of stuff-me-till-I-go-silly mooncake sampling. By the time we got back to my house, it was almost 12 am. The weather was so hot and we didn’t open the windows because of the haze. Brae was sweating and kept on rolling around and sitting down. At least he wasn’t crying.

We went back to KL the next day after we had lunch with my family. We had to rush home because hubby had a friend’s birthday party at 7 pm. In two days, Brae had gone to different houses for celebrations.


Daddy & Mummy with Brae (excuse our lack of make-up. We had to blend into the kampung lifestyle)

Tuesday, October 10, 2006 10:16 am at 10:16 am 8 comments

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