Monday, 19 April 2010

I'm getting there....

On Saturday, Mum got me all ready to meet another baby and she could do with new faces as well. Helper and Dad's S-I-L also got on the bus with us and helped Mum with closing and opening the stroller, which she finds rather annoying! I can tell that it is not easy to close a stroller when carrying a heavy 10 month old - she should have bought a lighter stroller or just feed me lesser (which I will object to with lots of awful noises).

I wasn't active enough for my new friend "B" because I had just had one big bowl of congee and that hour was supposed to be my nap-time. Anyway, excited movements of B and the new surrounding kept me awake. B and I attracted a lot of attention because B is a blue-eyed baby boy with a big smile and I am just I.

Mum met up with Helper and S-I-L after we bade farewell to B and his mum. We went for a long stroll around Hong Kong Park which is a relaxing landscape of 8 hectares among the hustle bustle of a busy business area. It has an artificial lake with massive koi fish and lots and lots of beautiful green trees, plants, butterflies and birds.

My favourite moment of that day was coming home right on time for my evening meal - not so much of the "coming home" but rather the perfect ending with "evening meal". I am guessing Mum's favourite moment was the whole day with me especially when I did not throw a fuss with new faces this time.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

When a happy baby turns into a cry baby...

I'm 99% a happy baby. I hardly cry or make a fuss. Our neighbours asked Mum whether I was away since they don't hear any baby-noise. I have been blabbering a lot of "mmummm mummmaaaasss aaaas eeeesss oooossss" and Mum talks back as if she knows what I'm referring to. Crazy woman!!

The non-stop crying part starts when Mum takes me to someone's house. I cry from the moment we enter the flat's lift/door till Mum leaves with me and her embarassment. I do fine when I'm out under an open sky. I guess that I am too used to my comfort zone and when Mum tries to introduce me to a new environment with new faces, which messes up my 'eat and sleep' schedule, I act out by wailing with my tears and snots out. I still look cute though!

Lately, Mum has been trying to make me meet more buddies in the hope of getting me used to new faces and more of that has to do with my upcoming birthday party. Will I wail my hear out on that special day? Let's just wait and see - I might surprise you.

Link of the Day: (Party Goods Supplier - Mum's using them for balloons, candle, birthday banner, etc.)

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Long weekend for HK People

In Christianity, Easter commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Many countries, including HK, get a long weekend starting from Good Friday till Easter Monday.

Chinese people celebrate Ching Ming Festival on Monday the 5th of April. "Ching Ming" denotes a time for people to go outside and enjoy the greenery of springtime and tend to the graves of departed ones. Most chinese families show their respect by going to the cemeteries of their loved ones and sweep away the dusts and debris on their graves, make offerings of wine and fruit and also burn joss sticks/paper offerings. Firemen and police are on high-alert for any fire/disruption on this particular day.

Soon after my birth, I have been blessed both by a Buddhist monk and a Hindu priest so I'm guessing that I'll have no pressure on choosing a religion as I grow up. Mum says that religion can't simply be forced upon! Parents' families celebrate every auspicious festivals - Dasherra, Diwali, English New Year, Buddha's Birthday, Christmas, etc. Grandpa says that it is just an excuse to get together, eat, drink and be merry. As long as my heart is pure, I shall be OK but I am still in doubt - will I be better off being a person with a laid-back attitude on religion or a die-hard follower of Christ/Buddha/Sai/Shiva/Ganesh/etc.?
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