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Naughty little papa

I think all papas need a little daughter to tease and make fun of. I feel sorry for all the long suffering daughters.

πŸ§’πŸ»: Papa, my baby (Saitaomei who she has tucked up with blankets) is sleeping in her crib, so you have to be quiet and not wake up my baby ok?

πŸ‘¦πŸ»: I want to wake up the baby! I’m going to go wake up ! wake up ! wake up ! grrrrrr!!!!

πŸ§’πŸ» : (comes running to me) mummy! What am I going to do with that naughty little papa! He’s going to wake up the baby! I think I have to teach him a lesson …

πŸ§’πŸ»οΌš(runs to papa) papa! I’m going to teach you a lesson ok? You have to be quiet and don’t wake up my baby ok? You have to promise.

πŸ‘¦πŸ»: I promise to wake up the baby.

πŸ§’πŸ»: No! You have to promise not to wake up the baby! I’m teaching you a lesson ok?

πŸ‘¦πŸ»: I promise to wake up the baby ! I will go grrrrrrrrrr…

πŸ§’πŸ»: MUMMY! Papa is so naughty ! What am I going to do with him ?!!


Ah ma mentioned that I haven’t been baking for a long time, a sure sign that work has been manic. Even on days when I’m working from home, meetings stretch forever without a break, R gets home and dinner is not started, so he heats up the leftovers himself. My parents are doing lots of overtime care taking too, and we are not getting enough rest so we are taking ages to recover and can’t seem to get well.

I know I’m getting short tempered and wrecked with guilt. But the work can’t stop. I actually find myself missing the early COVID days when things were quiet and I could cook meals for the family and have my daily exercise session.

Pao de Queijo

But I had a restful Sunday for a change and managed to bake some Brazilian cheese puffs. They are really nice fresh out of the oven and very cute too.

Unfortunately the weekend went by too quick and it’s back to the daily grind tomorrow πŸ˜”. I really need a holiday but I think a real holiday is very very far away! Thank heavens most of my family is near so I never feel lonely or miss them too much. The kids tire me out but I have to admit, they brighten my life so much and remind me time and again that life is good and I’m very lucky.

Hello November

Spotted a rainbow on the drive home. Even the skies knew it was a Friday! Sigh I find myself looking forward to the weekends and dreading Mondays more and more, a sure sign of my dismal work life.

We had a Halloween morning tea at work and these Halloween themed Krispy Kremes were my contribution. I love themed Krispy Kremes because they are so cute (but way too sweet), I will buy the Christmas ones again this year.

Hehe my niece enjoyed her Halloween Krispy Kreme. She even thought I made them, ε€ͺι«˜δΌ°ζˆ‘δΊ†ε§οΌ

Both R and I are facing a lull in our work lives so we try and make up for it by jazzing up our personal lives. We reinstated our Western dinner Fridays where we have a western dinner, usually steak nights with a glass of red. It’s actually really nice and we have a lovely time with the kids as well.

Hi mei mei and Tristan.

Jaso dropped by from Sydney and surprised us. We were happy we got to have lunch with him at late notice and even have an early birthday celebration for him. With the kids and all, you tend to neglect your friends, that’s why I’m thankful when we get to celebrate them when we can.

It’s fun to have siblings isn’t it?

They fight sometimes but also play happily together most of the time. It’s a heartwarming sight.

Sunday library time. Saitaoha picked out many of the books that she wanted and we read all of them tonight.

Reading with papa.

Some playground fun afterwards. Saitaomei cracked me up with her balancing and diving acts.

Safe landing!

Scary looking gecko, I don’t like lizards at all.

A korean bbq family dinner and the weekend is over again. It’s back to counting the days till the next weekend!

Popcorn mei mei

Promised the kids that I would bring them to the playground if the sun had not set by the time they finished dinner. We just about made it! They had a lovely time except Saitaomei didn’t want to leave πŸ˜…

I wanted to prolong our Saturday night out so we went to our neighbourhood cafe for coffee and cake. Saitaomei was delighted with the sudden treat and walloped her snacks with delight.

Work must be pretty dreadful nowadays because I’m already sad that the weekend is almost over and it’s only Saturday night!

Saitaoha constantly amuses me with her funny chatter.

πŸ‘©πŸ»: Saitaoha what do you want to be when you grow up?

πŸ§’πŸ»οΌš what do you mean mummy?

πŸ‘©πŸ»: like what is Papa’s job?

πŸ§’πŸ»: ******* (answers accurately)

πŸ‘©πŸ»: you’re right! So do you want to be a ******* like papa when you grow up?

πŸ§’πŸ»: no! I want to be a princess !

πŸ‘©πŸ»: (alamak πŸ˜…) oh ok, how about mummy?

πŸ§’πŸ»: mummy is a chef!

πŸ‘©πŸ»: hahaha ok ok not bad, I don’t mind being a chef. How about mei mei?

πŸ§’πŸ»: Mei mei is a popcorn!

πŸ‘©πŸ»: πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Daitaoha strikes again

Saitaoha had her first movie experience today! But there are no pictures because her Daitaoha mummy forgot to bring my mobile πŸ˜“. It was quite disastrous really and I had a mini panic session because R had dropped us at the cinema, no mobile = no way of contacting him to ask him to pick us up.

In the end I decided to worry about all that later and enjoy the movie with Saitaoha. Toy Story 4 was great if not a tad sad, I always find Toy Story movies sad, this growing up business and leaving your toys and memories behind is just heart wrenching to me. Saitaoha behaved really well in the cinema and concentrated on the movie throughout, only stopping halfway to ask me to bring her to the toilet! I was so pleased.

When we left the the cinema, I had to search around for a payphone. When was the last time you used a payphone? It was quite surreal putting in the coins and pressing the ONLY number I could remember being R’s one. As life would have it, R left his mobile at home and was at my mum’s helping them to drill hooks. My mum msged me to tell me to call her when I was done but of course I didn’t have a clue since I didn’t have my phone with me. When he didn’t answer after the third call, I was like πŸ˜“πŸ˜“πŸ˜“. Saitaoha who thought it was all very fun kept asking me where papa’s car was. I thought about calling for an Uber then realised I didn’t have my phone so no Uber. Was contemplating walking home when I realised we could take the bus!

Having your kid with you means you remain outwardly cool and calm despite your inner turmoil. Saitaoha thought it was great fun to take the bus and chatted away merrily to me throughout our wait. Luckily the bus came pretty quick and we got home relatively quickly!

What an adventure we had! Things didn’t go to plan but luckily we still managed to have a fun outing.

Afterwards I play with you

Saitaomei will shove her shoes towards me when she wants to go out! She was upset with me last night because I told her it was too late to go out and told her to put back her shoes. She wasn’t taking no for an answer, look at her jeje’s amused expression, you used to do exactly the same thing at that age Saitaoha!

We finally bring her out during the weekend and look what happens!

The crowd at IKEA was madness, whilst waiting for us to get lunch, this little girl fell asleep in her high chair.

She woke up in time for lunch though.

What do you mean it’s greedy to have two?

She enjoyed eating out a lot and so did Saitaoha. We also managed to make it back to the library and borrowed a new set of books. The kids really like reading the new books every month so I hope we can make it to the library at least monthly. A nice family weekend πŸ’•.

Tonight Saitaoha said to me ‘good night mummy, afterwards I wake up, I play with you ok mummy?’ She’s such a sweetie sometimes.

Cookie Monster

The helpful assistant.

The Cookie Monster.


Matchy jammies gifted by Gung Gung and Mah Mah.

‘Helping’ papa to fix up new laundry cabinets. She says this is her new home.

Weekend colouring. Saitaoha’s requests are getting more difficult, the other day she asked to colour a zoo!

She sat up so straight and still during the ride, I think she was in shock that it moved.

Sigh I wish weekends lasted longer.

Labour day long weekend

Sigh it’s not a good end to the otherwise lovely long Labour Day weekend, R is sick. It could me he caught my lingering 100 day cough, but who knows? All the kids are showing signs of stuffy noses, I know that this is the start of yet another cycle of family illness. I just hope it’s a light one this time and ends soon. Sigh.

Friday night was so fun because I decided that we should all go for movies in the park. We only lasted the first half hour of the movie because it was too chilly and windy. But the picnic before that was great and the kids really enjoyed rolling around the park.

Saitaomei was so happy, I really should bring her out a lot more.

My father seemed to enjoy the experience, he said this was Australian life, which I after.

The next day I brought Saitaoha to the zoo, it was her first zoo experience and her belated birthday treat.

I think the highlight of the zoo for Saitaoha wasn’t the animals but getting to hang out all day with LG jeje. She adores her cousins and has hero worship haha.

Enjoying her chips and Dino nuggets for lunch.

I think the icecream was her main course, she had two that day!

We bought them rainbow capes and it brought us luck because we scored a great parking spot.

She wasn’t sure this was a lion due to the lack of mane πŸ˜…. This girl sped through all the animals, always saying ‘let’s go see another one’. Alamak quantity over quality this Saitaoha.

They had more fun with each other than the animals.

I almost died of embarrassing when Saitaoha pointed to a little girl and asked ‘what’s that?’ as if she was another animal in the zoo. Luckily the little girl’s mum was a good sport and answered merrily ‘it’s a monkey!’

I really hope they stay close and continue to be great friends as they grow up.

The long weekend festivities didn’t end there for the lucky Saitaoha. Yee yee brought her out for a Freo outing the next day.

She looks rather small here.

But so grown up here! Please don’t get a tattoo when you become a teenager ok.

Another icecream day! Right before bedtime she declared to me ‘mummy I love ice cream!’ ‘Yes I know Saitaoha’. ‘Let’s go eat icecream tomorrow’.

Long weekends are the best.


Saitaomei loves music 🎢. She’s now drifting off to sleep with Bridge Over Troubled Waters playing in the background. Earlier she was still shrieking angrily because she couldn’t fall asleep, but once I put on The Carpenter’s We’ve Only Just Begun, it was like magic, she calmed down instantly and her eyelids started drooping. I think this girl will grow up loving the Oldies because that’s what her Gung Gung and Mah Mah love. In fact, we girls love the Oldies too because that’s what we grew up listening to. My friends used to laugh when I requested 邓丽君 during karaoke or tell them that I like Cliff Richard songs.

Yesterday Mah Mah was excitedly showing us this playlist of Oldies that her friend sent her, all her favourite songs. Before we knew it, we were dancing up a storm in the bedroom, my ah ma, my sister and I and the kids. Tristan and Saitaoha were delighted, ‘dancing !!! Mummy dancing!’ Saitaoha laughed while attempting to do the twist. Mah mah carried Saitaomei and twirled around with her. It’s been a while since I’ve seen Ah ma so excited and happy. They all laughed when I took off my coat because it was getting hot. Such a joyous moment and one I will tuck into my warm and fuzzy memory box forever.

My sister and ah ma made us poke bowl for dinner. Very nice too!

Ms Mak Kim Kim strikes again

Saitaomei ah… don’t you know it’s the weekend?? This means you can sleep in ok? More importantly, mummy wants to sleep in too!

But mummy, 6.00am is sleeping in for me, I’m usually up at 5.30am remember ? I gave you an extra half an hour lie in !

No need to thank me ok? I know I’m a good baby ☺️.

Simple pleasure is making your weekend kopi in a glass mug that resembles the ones used in Malaysia kopitiams πŸ˜€. I miss Kuching and Singapore but I’m going back soon! Hehehe.


Herrow my friend, it’s the weekend you know, why are you up so early ?!

Tristan koko holding on to Saitaomei while his mummy helps Saitaoha to put on her socks. Very helpful koko! He’s so cute and always tells me ‘Saitaomei likes me!! She’s soooo cute!’ Unfortunately he doesn’t love Saitaoha as much because she doesn’t share her toys and fights for her yee yee’s attention.

Someone is mighty pleased to be at the table. She was very into dim sum, something tells me she’s going to be a foodie.

Tspellstrouble and family came over to make us dinner of burger and pizzas. I did nothing but sit and eat πŸ˜…, hehe I could get used to this. Thank you for the lovely dinner guys!

Sigh I can’t believe Saturday is almost over, I feel like I haven’t even started to enjoy my weekend yet 😭.

July 2020