Thursday, 28 July 2011

Good Doc v Bad Doc

After my birth, Mum and Dad took me to 4 different doctors as they were not too sure about how they were. 2 of them are 5 minutes walk from our flat so Mum and Dad settled on them.

The first 3 times, they tried the more expensive Doc (Bad Doc already!) and I was not feeling it. The nurses were too busy for me and when I entered the Bad Doc's room, it gave me a surgery-friendly type of feeling rather than a kid-friendly. Bad Doc started by questioning the regular stuff and lifted my tee to put her cold stethoscope on my chest and throughout this, I would be crying! Crying continued when Bad Doc put the cold stethoscope on my back for few more seconds. Yes, the tears were still pouring when Bad Doc put the lolly-stick (without the lolly) in my mouth and Mum was just silently praying for the check-up to end soon. Bad Doc prescribed antibiotics and other 3 packets of pills and she prescribed antibiotics at every visit!

Guess Mum was not feeling it either so she started taking me to the second doc (Good Doc). Warm lovely smiles of the nurses made me smile! Good Doc's room felt more kid-friendly and he knew how to distract me when I start frowning on the sight of the cold stethoscope. The nurse would call out my name with thunderous claps which made me look at her and I didn't even notice Good Doc had finished examining my ears! The best part of the visit for me was handing out stickers to the kids and the best part for Mum and Dad was the cheaper bill.

Do you know which Doc are we visiting these days? Here's a clue: Oh, what a difference a Good Doctor makes!

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

WW: WW after 5 months!

WW people - I've missed you and your lovely comments. Don't I look all grown up since my last WW post? Mum has been extra busy so she wasn't able to post regularly but if you would like a quick and regular update then please join me on Facebook (link on the side-bar).

~Happy WW!~

Monday, 18 July 2011

Quick Update

Time for a quick update after 5 months of the vanishing act (apologies!):

~ I got more teeth but the upper ones look a bit zigzagged and I blame it on my "pacifier/dummy" habit! Blame Mum please as I'm too little to be blamed for anything!
~ We went to Seoul for our second family trip and we just loved it! Surprisingly, it is more kid-friendly than Hong Kong so we totally recommend Seoul for family holidays. We were there for few days but we managed to do most of the things recommended online. I heard that people don't tend to go to Korea much because of the limited English spoken by Koreans but we were fine as Mum knew exactly where to go and what to do. Organised much? 
~ I turned 2 years old on June 19th and potty training was easy as A-B-C! One day, the potty was brought out and Dad pointed towards it saying "If you feel like peeing or pooping then you sit and do your business here, ok?". He took my diaper off and I went and did my business on it. First try and I succeeded. Mum and Dad have it easy with me, I tell you!
~ My first word was "Hiiiii!" and second word is "Bubble". Second word was probably "Wow" but I say it in random times so "Bubble" it is.
~ I'm fascinated with cars/buses/trams/trains/ambulances/vans/...(you catch my drift!) and I'm slowly gathering these motors and they are taking over the TV cabinet. I'll post a photo one of these days.
~ I have a Facebook account and I will probably be more active there than here so please add me to get updated.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

WW: V-Day Special

V-card for Dad from Mum and I

Dad's beautiful gift for Mum but where's mine?

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Maclaren Techno XT (2010)

I changed 3 strollers (Graco, Capella and umbrella stroller with looney tunes character) till Mum and Dad got me the Maclaren Techno XT (2010 edition) and it is superbly fantastic. I love to sleep a lot so the reclining feature made Mum and Dad's decision very easy. Hope this post will help other parents to decide when it comes to buying a good and reliable stroller!

Pros of Maclaren Techno XT:
  • Seat can be half/fully reclined.
  • The leg-pad can be brought upwards so I can rest my legs/feet in a straight position rather than having them dangled while sleeping.
  • Two main switches to push for a quick fold-up before getting in a bus/cab. It takes Mum less than 5 seconds to fold it up.
  • For taller parents, the handle bar can be adjusted to a higher level.
  • The sunproof canopy can be extended to protect half of my body and not just the head like in other Maclaren strollers.
  • It came with a free rain cover (hurrah!) and Mum and Dad uses the rain cover not only to protect me from the heavy rain but also to protect me from windy weather as we live near the sea.
  • Sturdy lock on the wheels.
  • The lining on the stroller and the wheels have fluorescent strips which makes it easy to be spotted by traffic on dark days.
  • A small storage net under the stroller which Mum uses to keep her keys, mobile phone, purse and scarf.
  • A good hollow long space to fit atleast four 8oz bottles at the back of the stroller.
  • The five point harness is very easy to use and the lock is the worst best as I can't open it. (boo!)
  • Comfy enough to nap for a good 5-6 hours straight or maybe it's just me who can sleep anywhere, anytime!
The only con of this "umbrella" stroller is that it is a bit heavy for Mum to carry the folded stroller but a woman simply can't have everything, can she now?

[This review is done for the love of this stroller and not for advertisement (not that Maclaren needs advertising!).]

Sunday, 30 January 2011

Big Brother is watching you!

Nope, Mum and Dad haven't gotten me a small brother/sister but the title refers to a nanny-cam. Mum was against it but Dad persuaded her as you just don't know what's going on at home when they are at work. Better be safe than sorry!

Some people might disagree on us having a nanny-cam at home but it's just for Dad's peace of mind. Hong Kong does not have daycare centres so some of us with working parents are left at home with live-in nannies. There are stories of nannies feeding pee to babies and other horrible stories but we can't judge all apples by one bad apple so trust is the most important requirement but how do we know who to trust and whom not to trust?

I am not speaking yet so I wouldn't know how to tell them if the nanny does something she is not supposed to. Mum only agreed to have the nanny-cam on the terms that it is put away as soon as I understand what is going on around the flat. She thinks that we should trust the nanny enough to hire her but Dad is just being Dad.
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