Little Luke "Skywalker"

Friday, April 28, 2006

Shaken... Not Screwed!

Yesterday, we drove home from my parents' place as usual after picking up Little Skywalker and having our dinner there. As we approached the gate, I parked at the opposite side of the road (at the gate of our opposite neighbour) while J went down to open the gate as usual. Little Skywalker came to the driver seat (as usual) to play with the steering wheel and the buttons on it.

I could see the gate of our next door neighbour was opened. One of their cars was seen to be reversing out of the house. J was delayed while she was opening the door because of some rather big stones placed too close to our gates by the same neighbour. We didn't mind it the day before because it was not obstructing the gate.

As J moved the stones aside, our middle aged lady neighbour continued to reverse her car. Little Skywalker and I could see that she would require a few front-and-reverse maneuvers as she seemed to reverse in a straight line manner. As she took her first straight line reverse, we just waited in the car because there was a whole empty road behind her, she had more than enough room to maneuver. She kept reversing slowly. I could see her looking at her reverse mirrors many times.

She reversed, and reversed, and reversed, without changing direction at all! It was almost too late when I noticed that she was crashing into the front corner of my car! I was shocked to learn that she didn't notice the presence of our car. I pressed on the honk on my steering wheel loudly to get her to stop her outrages maneuver! Fortunately, she managed to stop millimeters before kissing our car! We could see her relieved and giving us a blur look on her face. I managed to suppress my anger and frustration. In fact, Little Skywalker and I just gave her a smile and indicate that her car is just "a little too close" to our car.

After that, I moved my car away for some distance to give her even more room for her straight-line reverse. As we got down the car, J told me how shocked she was to see the way our neighbour drove. We wondered if her reverse sensors were working at all! Normally, I won't be so mad as our neighbour would have to pay for all the damages to our car. But Little Skywalker was with me in the car, and that was unforgivable!

As we got into our house, I could see J was quite shaken by the shocking incident because she just locked the door after she came into the house without bringing our bags in from the car as usual. When I asked her, she replied, "I guess I was still recovering from the trauma just now".

Even Little Skywalker was shaken by the incident as he showed signs of wanting to pee. He pee just before we got into the car at my parents' place. I put him on his potty and immediately, he relieved himself. And you know what? A lot came out too!

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Thursday, April 27, 2006

Sleepless in Bedroom

For the last two weeks, we are having sleepless nights in the bedroom due to Little Skywalker's sudden change of his sleeping habit. For some reason, he got very tired in the evening around 6-7pm and will take his nap then. He will then wake up around 9pm to have his dinner in front of the TV.

Come bedtime, Little Skywalker will be as active as ever! He would roll all over the bed, asking to switch sides for his breastfeeding, with his trademark phrase "后面 nen-nen!" (at the back nen-nen). Normally, he would slowly doze off after a few switches. However, this is not the case for the past two weeks as he clearly had enough sleep from his evening nap.

He would sit up, stand up, walk around, asking his parents to wake up ("起来了!"), asking his parents to bring him out ("gai-gai 了!"), bring his Bob toys up and down the bed, kick me in the tummy, crying and whining etc. He would do that till way past midnight! No matter how we
raise our voices on him, spank him a bit, scare him with darkness and shadows, he just won't sleep! One night, I even try to isolate him by putting him in the bathroom (for a few seconds only lah!), and that did not work either! He was not even afraid to be left alone in the bathroom!

We hope that he will grow pass his erratic sleeping phase soon! Or else, J and I will be getting insomnia soon...

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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Wiggly Life!

Ever since we got our free "copy" of the Wiggles DVD from Twinsmom, Little Skywalker has been watching it at least once (I mean full length once) a day. We normally switch it on for him first thing when we arrive at our door step because we need to do some house work. Well, actually is mainly J need to settle the house work while I need some rest after driving in the chaotic traffic. We also discovered that Little Skywalker will do whatever we ask (especially those stuff that he dislike or just plain lazy to do) as long as he is seated in front of the TV!

So far, we could get him to...

Entertain himself quietly (ie. without crying or whining)

Finish his food by himself...

Finish his formula milk unconsciously...

Doing his business (big and/or small)!

Even combining two or more activities!

J and I really would like to thank Twinsmom once again for her wonderful and thoughtful gift to us Little Skywalker!

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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

You Just Know...

You know he won't stay your little baby forever when...

... his clothes could hardly fit on their usual hangers anymore

... he is no longer the same 72cm like a year ago

... he prefers to hold his own bottle while having his "drink"

... he spends more time (making faces) in front of the TV instead of playing/talking with you

... he knows more about the "IN thing" in fashion than you do

... he starts lifting heavy objects

... he knows how to "hang around doing nothing"

... he prefers to eat from his own hands than yours

... he picks his own favourite music instrument

... he starts showing off his own masculinity in front of his old man

... he gets suicidal when put in the same room with his annoying parents!

p/s: The inspiration for this entry was downed upon me while I was hanging the laundry one night...

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Monday, April 24, 2006

Sleepy and Whiny Saturday!!

It all started Friday night when Little Skywalker refused to sleep until it was close to midnight. When we accidentally woke him up on the way fetching J to her office, he started his whining because of insufficient sleep. Fortunately, J managed to calm him down before she was dropped off. He was quite occupied with his kid's driving kit we got him a couple of weeks ago. On the way home, we make a stop-over at the newly completed green park near the FRIM. It was our second time there and Little Skywalker already knew his way around. We spent almost 30 minutes there before we head home.

We were waiting for that mumbling guy to call when he's arrived at KL. Oh yeah! We were going to pay a visit to Twinsmom's after 10am. I bathed Little Skywalker. After that, I gave him his formula milk and hoped to give him his nap before our drive. It's much easier for me to drive with him sleeping at the passenger seat. While he was having his milk, Jason called up to inform me that he was already in KL (and that was about 9.45am!). Due to this unforeseen circumstance, we had to pack up and leave. Fortunately, Little Skywalker dozed off about five minutes after we left the house.

After meeting up with that not-so-punctual guy (too early also considered not punctual to me!), we had no problems finding Twinsmom's house. Jason wasn't too sure about which house exactly although he went before, luckily I had the address with me. I had to wake Little Skywalker up then, he was already in a foul mood after being disrupted from sweet dreams twice! You can read more about our two hours short visit here and here. I didn't manage to take a single photo as I was constantly being distracted by the whiny little fella. Suffice to say, we went home happily with a "original copy" of Wiggle's DVD from the generous Twins family. Little Skywalker even earned his new nickname as "voice recorder" for his ability to repeat any long or short phrases he heard!

We head to fetch J from her office after bidding (tearful) farewell to the Twins family. Little Skywalker fell asleep again on the passenger seat on the way. That's three times in a row! He went straight for J's breast as soon as J came into the car! The poor boy! He must have missed his mother very very dearly! After all his sleepy and whiny morning, he refused to sleep come our nap time (after lunch). Luckily J managed to keep him entertained with the new DVD we got from Twinsmom, while I took a nap after the crazy morning!

In the evening, we had a dinner date with Loc Kee, Milly and Jason (again!) at that famous Dak Fook restaurant near my place. It was a crabs dinner as Jason wanted to try it after hearing so much about it. It's amazing how many meals he can have in a single day as he just came from a meal with Peekabooh. Before dinner, we stopped by Loc Kee's house to pay a visit to SSM and their four days old baby boy. As Little Skywalker did not sleep in the afternoon, he was sleepy and whiny again throughout the dinner. In contrast, Loc Kee's SweetSweet was a very good girl who sat in her chair and ate her food by herself quietly! Jason was snapping pictures of every dish that came to the table before we could start eating as usual. It's a sickness really :P

After a six course dinner, we parted ways with the gang and headed home for a nice long sleep throughout the night. Little Skywalker was already asleep in the living room while we were watching a bit of DVDs.

There goes a very tiring and eventful Saturday for our boy...

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Friday, April 21, 2006

Fun 'n Go Tag

The tagging "wind" is back again! This time is from Geetha!
She claimed this is a fun one! Well... let's decide that as we move along :P

1. Grab the book nearest to you, turn on page 18 and find line 4.
No line 4 wor... just a picture of Maria Sharapova in her swimsuit... LOL! (How I wished to get the print version of 2006 SI Swimsuit Edition!)

2. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can.
Did that and hit my fingers on my CPU! (medical bill and law suit en route to Geetha)

3. What is the last thing you watched on TV?
Tiny Planet. This morning when we were trying to distract Little Skywalker while busy preparing ourselves for work.

4.Without looking, guess what time it is?

5. Now look at the clock, what is the actual time?

6. With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?
Other people typing on the keyboard in front of the... err... computer.

7. When did you last step outside? What were you doing?
Five minutes ago. Doing my wee wee.

8. Before you started this survey, what did you look at?
Unfortunately, Geetha's blog :P

9. What are you wearing?
My "work uniform".

10. Did you dream last night?
Don't think so. Not after the heart-attack moment thanks to my son :(

11. When did you last laugh?
10 minutes ago. Was watching "Frasier" at work :P

12. What is on the walls of the room you are in?
Many pictures of my wife and son around my cubicle walls ;)

13. Seen anything weird lately?
My son running into a wall, tripped before the wall, and hit his head on the wall while on the way down to the floor. I guess he wanted to imitate David Copperfield!

14. What do you think of this quiz?
It's only now that I realise this is a quiz. I thought it was a meme!

15. What is the last film you saw?
Movie - What Women Want, TV - Frasier.

16. If you became a multimillionaire overnight, what would you buy?
Buy a 747, a kopi-o pilot license and imitate John Trovolta's lifestyle!

17. Tell me something about you that I dunno.
I hate this "quiz"... LOL!

18. If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?
Make everything free!

19. Do you like to dance?
Yes! But I love to learn first :P

20. George Bush.
el presidente

21. Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her?

22. Imagine your first child is a boy, what do you call him?
Luke Skywalker (actually I wanted to go with David, but I suggested naming my little brother David back then)

23. Would you ever consider living abroad?
Every second and every minute! Planning migration as soon as I can afford to retire :)

24.What do you want GOD to say to you when you reach the pearly gates?
"After 200 years... finally!! Whazzzzup?"

25. Five (5) people who must also do this meme in their journal.

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Heartache Moment...

"It's like someone actually reached into your heart and ripped it out!"

That more or less described our feeling throughout last night...

Being Little Skywalker, he is used to running into walls and banging his head everywhere. Fortunately, he inherited a super-tough skull from his father and prevented him from any serious head injuries. He could hit his head on a marble floor hard and you will not see any significant swelling on him. That's how hard his skull is!

However, that did not prevent him from injuring himself on other parts of his body, take that time he took a cut on his lips for example. It was the first time that we saw so much blood bled out of him! Still, that doesn't stop him from repeating the same thing yesterday. He tripped over himself and fell on my sub-woofer (that's placed in a remote corner of the house). As a result, he got quite a deep cut just right above his right eye. Knowing that he could almost blinded himself, it almost gave us a heart attack! J was very worried that he might need stitches for his wound.

After calming him down with some ice cubes (used for distracting him as well as to stop his bleeding), I took a careful look at the cut on him to see if any stitches are needed. I also try to cover his left eye and make sure that his right eye can still follow my movement. In the end, I concluded that his vision is still fine and stitches are not necessary as the cut was still skin deep. We also called up my mother (who is a retired nurse) to make sure we are doing the right thing.

After cleaning his wound, J quickly bath him and nurse him to sleep. He kept asking for more ice cubes in the process. After his bath, I tried to put some riboflavin over his wound and wanted to stick some gauze dressing on it to prevent infection. He struggled a lot to scratch his itchy wound and didn't want his dressing done! I gave up and decided to apply the dressing after he's asleep to risk poking into his eye amid the struggle.

I woke up around 1am and successfully applied his dressing without waking him up. It's good to see that his wound has dried up with no further bleeding or infection. He woke up this morning with little notice to the dressing on his wound. However, he still felt certain itchiness and almost scratched it off. Lucky thing we prevented him from doing so by trying to convince him how nice he looked in front of the mirror.

We wonder how many more of such heart-stopping incident we could take before we go insane?!?!

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Thursday, April 20, 2006

Genting Vacation - Food and Shoes

As you all should have known by now (even for those of you who haven't been to Genting before), the food and beverages up there are one of the (if not the) most expensive (rates similar to KLIA). A standard benchmark would be the fast-food chains like KFC and Mcdonald's, a usual RM6-7 set meal will cost around RM10-13 up the hill. So you can see how Uncle Lim got his money back although they provide one of the cheapest accommodations compared to most tourists’ spots in Malaysia.

For us, we usually have our complimentary buffet breakfast that comes with the room at Theme Park Hotel. Our favourite lunch spot would be the Marybrown outdoor restaurant located right at the entrance of the outdoor theme park. We like to have our lunch there because of the huge distraction offered by the Spinner, which is just next to the fast-food corner. We would normally pick the table which is nearest to the edge and put Little Skywalker at the table. He would enjoy watching and listening to all the ecstatic people going on the Spinner. In the meantime, we would have no problems feeding him anything at all!

As for dinner, I would highly recommend buffet if you don't want to eat fast-food all day. Although it can be a bit pricey (around RM40-50 per head), but at least you can stuff yourselves for two hours to get through the long and cold night. J and I recommend the Coffee Terrace (most preferred) and First World Café for good dining experience. The food varieties there are plentiful and diverse. I must say that the food and deserts served are quite delicious as well! It's just what you need after a long day of fun activities with your family.

Errr... you must be wondering why I put food and shoes together in a single post although they are totally unrelated items. Well, J and I bought our only pair of Nike sports shoes 4-5 years ago. Since we hardly go for any sporting activities, is not surprising that we do not need to get new ones. As we were on our way to have our dinner at Coffee Terrace on the first night, the bottom layer of one of J's shoes suddenly started to peel off! It came off completely before we were even half way through our walking journey and J had to walk all the way back to the hotel and switch to her slippers instead.

Talk about deja-vu! (or is it faith?) The same thing happened to one of my shoes as well the following night as we were heading to First World Café pulak! Fortunately, the bottom layer of my shoe did not peeled off the way J's did. So, I did not have to limp back and put on my slippers like J did. It seems that one of the Nike Air bag under the heel exploded! Hence, my right foot kinda felt imbalance as the heel side was kinda tilted backwards due to the exploded "air bags".

So, thanks but no thanks to faith and destiny, J and I ended up having to buy another two pairs of sports shoes...

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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Genting Vacation - The Grown-up Rides

Apart from all the kiddies and family rides, there are also some stuff meant for grown-ups like J an I. Since there weren't many people around on Monday morning, J and I decided to go on one round each without Little Skywalker.

J went on the Spinner, which is regarded as another merry-go-round by Little Skywalker.

As for me... being a BIG F1 fan myself, I went for a spin at the Go-Kart.

Neither of us had the guts to go on the more thrilling ones like Cyclone, Corkscrew, Space Shot and latest addition, Flying Coaster (cost an extra RM10 per ride). However, we still enjoyed listening to the screaming and shouting from all the excited visitors. Little Skywalker would scream in echo to those sounds as well! I am sure he will definitely try out all the "dangerous" rides when he grows up, and that would probably gave us more heart attacks and shorten our life span :P

... Next - Food and Shoes

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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Genting Vacation - The Outdoor Rides

As soon as we settled our accommodations and luggage, we brought our impatient and overly excited Little Skywalker to the Outdoor Theme Park. We bought ourselves a pair of 2 Days All Park tickets at RM148 (it's free for children under 2/3 years old) to make sure we can enjoy all the fun we could. I will let the pictures do the talking on the kind of rides that a toddler could go for at Genting since many of you were asking. Bear in mind that we've (I mean including Little Skywalker) been going on all these rides since our first trip when Little Skywalker was about 9 months old!

When Tabby says it's good, it must be GREAT! A nice fountain located at the entrance of the Outdoor Theme Park with a little river which flows out of the fountain for you children to "freshen up" before proceeding further.

double decker mary-go-round ride is always the first one for a spin!

rotating aeroplane (as our son calls it) and the flying elephant will be our next spot as they are located next to each other. This is the closest thing to an actual aeroplane ride for him!

The small little
children playground is a must-go for Little Skywalker although most of the stuff there are similar to what we have at the playground nearby our house.

Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang ride (as our son calls it since we bought him that show) is Little Skywalker's favourite! We must have gone for at least 6-7 rounds throughout the two days because it was all he could talk about! He kept singing the chitty-chitty-bang-bang tune while he's "driving" as well!

locomotive train ride that travels the same route as the Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang cars is another one for us to sit, rest and enjoy the scenery.

Matahari ride is a good ride for everyone (except those with height phobia) to enjoy a bird's eye view of the entire Outdoor Theme Park!

The monorail which circled around the entire Genting hill is also a good way to enjoy the beautiful weather and scenery. Little Skywalker gave two thumbs up!

Apart from the above, we also brought Little Skywalker to Dinosaur Land as well as the Pirate Train. Both rides ventures into the total darkness (even with some scary black light figures)! We were surprised that Little Skywalker showed no signs of fear for darkness in both of them. However, we still don't recommend them to other parents with toddlers.

Other rides like the Rodeo Rider and Kiddie Rides requires the kids to be over a minimum height and no adult accompaniment. Those are not for Little Skywalker to try out yet, but could be fun for say, Twinsmom's Belles?

... Next - The Grown-up Rides

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