Sunday, September 21, 2008

Lisette Picasso

Lisette at Cheese Prata. Lisette insists on ordering her own food from the menu.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Trip to Zoo

2nd trip to the zoo for Lisette.
She knows the names of all the animals.. ain't that great?

Desaru beach outing

Lisette and Lucia had a great time at the beach.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

future superstar lisette cana

Monday, March 31, 2008

Photo taken by Lisette

Lisette, 3 yrs old, can take good photographs. When faced with 3 remote controls, she knows exactly which one switches on the TV. Lisette will also ask that the air-con be switched off when she is sick/cold; request to change her daily fruit from an apple to an orange; request for a fried egg to be added to her dinner. It's fascinating that a 3 yrs old can articulate what she wants.

And while reading bedtime stories to Lisette... it just dawned upon me questions like:

  • In Goldilocks and the 3 bears, why is the papa bear's bed hard while the mama bear's bed soft, in which case, does that mean that they sleep on different beds indicating marital problems?

  • In Red Riding Hood, the Big Bad Wolf shut the old grandmother in the closet. Now, shouldn't the Big Bad Wolf just eat the grandmother as she is an easier prey?

Thursday, February 14, 2008

2nd cousins

lisette enjoying herself at grand aunt's birthday celebration in s'pore.

sisterly love

lucia: help!

lisette wiping tears off lucia.. so sweet.

dunno about lucia, but lisette seems like having a good time.

Friday, November 30, 2007

young shepherd boy

Tell you a story..
Once upon a time, God spoke to a wise man and he began seeking for a young boy to be chosen. This young boy will be someone who will be very important to the people of the land. The wise man found and spoke to a father who had many strong and mighty sons.

The father went forth and promoted his sons, one after another, from the strongest to the smartest to the bravest... to the wise man. However, the wise man would reject one son after another.

At the end of which, this father began thinking, all my sons do not qualify, my strongest, my tallest, my most capable.. then, he thought of the last of his sons, a shepherd boy who was tending to the sheep. And since this was his last available son, he presented it to the wise man.

The wise man was delighted at the first sight of this young boy. He was immediately chosen.

This young boy's name is David and he went on to defeat the giant Goliath and many other enemies of the land. David rose to become a great king bringing peace and prosperity to the land.

Sometimes our colleagues, friends or even our parents will have little faith in our capabilities and might believe that we are not destined for great things. David's father believe David is good enough to tend sheep. Never in his wildest dreams would he imagine his son would rise to become the great king of Israel.

Friends, do not despair if people do not believe in you and think that you are destined for a normal life, for if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you shall move mountains. If God is for you, who can be against you. Have faith that you are an overcomer, an achiever and you can do all things and become successful and prosperous!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

toddler use stylus

a toddler is beaming with energy. you can't catch up. you have to admit age is catching up with you. but having a child is so much fun. it's more fun than playing some simulation game like nintendogs. by the way, lisette can bathe the dogs in nintendogs. she knows how to use a stylus before even knowing how to use a pencil. lisette may grow up never needing a pencil, replacing it with a stylus. wow.. if we don't keep up, we will be the seamstress, bus conductor or cobblers, the forgotten profession of yesteryears.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

thank you

Lord, i thank you for these 2 great children you have placed in my care. i promise to love and provide for them. love them as you have loved me; provide as you have provided for me; and disciplining them to walk a life that honors your word.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

lucia loves to smile

lucia will initiate a smile when she sees you.
lucia drinks more milk than lisette.
lucia has got more hair than lisette.
lucia has double eyelid.

look left

lisette and lucia

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

1st visit to A&W

A&W tastes so good.
Lisette loves the root beer.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Lisette vs Lucia

Lisette was really loud announcing her arrival. Lucia is more subtle.
It's really fun to see characteristics of the parents showing up in their children. You will know if that stubbornness or cheekiness or shyness is from you or your spouse. It's like a reflection and a constant reminder of how we can improve ourselves.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

I love playground

Going to the playground will always bring a smile to Lisette's face.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Lisette & Lucia

Lisette loves Lucia.
Our baby-producer wanna close shop after 2, but was convinced by the impregnator on the need to have a male heir. In the feudal 3rd world society we live in, a baby boy is needed to carry on my family name, so says the tradition. Should the baby brother be called Leonardo, Lex or Luke? If it's another baby girl, she'll be Lara Croft.
Well, what are the chances of having 3 girls in a row? 1/2 X 1/2 X 1/2 = 1/8 (12.5%).
4 girls in a row? 1/2 X 1/2 X 1/2 X 1/2 = 1/16 (6.25%).
10 girls in a row? 0.098%
15 girls in a row? 0.003%
You see, the law of probability to have 15 girls in a row is near impossible, it's as HARD as throwing a coin heads up for 15 consecutive times.
So, if you try hard enough, you will GUARANTEE have a baby boy.

They look different

Lucia doesn't look like Lisette.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Announcing the arrival of Lucia Carmel

Lucia Carmel arrives on 18th May. Baby sister to Lisette Cana. Weighing 2.6kg.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Lisette's handbag

Lisette chose this handbag @ Jusco, strap it on her shoulder and started modelling around. She loves handbags just like her mum and grandma. Had me pondering over the question of nature vs nurture?

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

illiterate and unemployed

"My daughter is illiterate and unemployed. And she sits at home the entire day."
Seemed so bleak.. hor?
Except that my daughter is just 2 years old.

The cutesy mini trolley allows Lisette to shop for her own stuff @ Tesco. Great idea to keep Lisette involved.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Zoo trip

Lisette @ Singapore Zoo. She loves the orang utans swinging high up the trees.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Eye-hand coordination. For a toddler, it's very tough to stuff coins / notes in. Lisette tried and tried for an entire day before succeeding. Looking at Lisette is just so inspirational. How many times do we try opening a jar before blaming the last person for closing it so tight? How many times are we willing to fail to learn something new today?

Financial Management 101: Lisette learning how to use an ATM before 2 years old.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

mother feeding child porridge.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Happy Lisette in Jurong Bird Park.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Strange human psychology

1. When you buy a stock, you want it to go up, that's natural. But when you sell a stock, deep inside most people's heart is this: it mustn't go up further, in fact it must fall. If it goes up, emotions ranging from 'sayang', regret to anger will emerge. Hello... when you sell, it's no longer yours. Somebody else bought it from you, this person also need to make money, right?
This strange psychology also extend to relationships. When you dump your girlfriend and she went out with a karung-guni man with a limp on the leg driving a run-down pickup.. wah.. shiok. When you dump her and immediately a sauve businessman driving an S-class scoup her up... wah... shit. The beh-song feeling will come up from nowhere.
If you have this strange psychology of pride+greed, please seek help.

2. I saw some credit card company offering 3 months interest free payment for grocery purchase from Giant. I was like "huh?! what's the world coming to?".
Now, if you have a credit card, you must earn like a min of RM2000 a month, right?
And you need 3 months instalment to buy grocery?
It's bad enough that we need to buy a house or car in credit. It went down another level with furniture and electrical appliances loan. Now, it's all out crazy to buy grocery on credit.
My suggestion is that if you require this facility, you are as good as taking a plastic bag, going to the nearest hawker centre and ta-pao the leftover on the plates home for dinner.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Starfish. not octopus.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Speak positive words of encouragement

When facing any situations, you have a choice.
You can either think of all the bad things that is going to happen or you could choose to break the spirit of negativity by speaking positive words.

When you demean something, it goes down in value.
When you say something good, it goes up in value.
Always praise your loved ones. Always encourage.

Try to make a conscious effort the next time you face a situation, and see the power of positive words changing the colour of your future.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

King's Park

Lisette is back in good health. There is no joy greater than seeing your child happy and healthy.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Thank God! Lisette's fever has subsided. Just that her appetite is still low. Hope in a few days time, she will be back to normal. Pic taken in Perth shopping street. Just wanna go back to Perth with Lisette... we enjoyed the fresh air there so so much.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Lisette is having a fever since Sunday. Today, it's the 4th day and the temperature is still not coming down. We are really worried. Yesterday and this morning, she vomitted her milk + medicine out. Need to go back to the doctor again. Please pray for God to heal Lisette and for Lisette to get well soon.

Friday, November 03, 2006