Happy Birthday Julia

5 01 2013

We celebrated Julia’s 8th birthday today. Just so happens that the actual day fell on Saturday, so we were able to gather everyone to celebrate it together.

Happy Birthday, Julia.





Mother’s Day

12 05 2012

Celebrated Mother’s Day with kids’ mom and my mom.

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Dad’s 67th birthday

17 03 2012

We celebrated dad’s birthday today, since it’s the weekend and everyone was gathered as usual. We went for a sumptuous dinner and once home, we rested a while before proceeding to cut the birthday cake.

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Mom’s Birthday Celebration

8 01 2012

Today we had an early celebration of mom’s birthday, which is actually on next Friday by Chinese calendar.

We went for dinner outside and then adjourned back home for cake-cutting candle-blowing celebration.

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Washing Machine 101

8 01 2012

The washing machine was making loud clicking noises when it went into Spin mode, which was bad news. I decided to try and tackle it myself, as it might be as simple as aligning or cleaning some parts.

Well, after an hour of troubleshoot, I finally found the source of the problem: a broken gear motor. A spot of Google search and I saw that it can potentially be replaced by myself but first, I’ll have to find a place that sold it and sadly, no one sold it via the net.

So I went to Jalan Pasar to look for it and lo and behold, I found one!

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It’s amazing what kinda stuffs could be found there. New gear motor on the left, broken original on the right.

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Broken gear motor taken out

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New gear motor in place

All done, and the washing machine is as good as new. And there you have; repairing a washing machine isn’t that difficult.

Darn it, I gotta stop praising myself for being so GOOD!





The Big 4

30 10 2011

No, we’re not talking about the Four Heavenly Kings 四大天王 and neither are we talking about the BPL teams of Man United, non-MU, non-MU and non-MU (go make up your own teams).

Yup, I’ve just turned 40!

Some may say that “40 is the new 30” and also “naughty 4-noughty” but whatever said and done, I hope I’m older AND wiser.

A shot with the princes and princesses

My birthday wish is for all family and friends to have good health and plentiful wealth.

Not enuff money to put the "nie" to Ronnie?

Happy birthday to ME!!!





Graduation Day 2011

29 10 2011

Today marks the graduation day for both Julia and Jason from Year 6 and Year 4 respectively. Well, technically it’s a pre-graduation celebration as both of them have yet to sit for their year-end exams. I guess the school didn’t want to distract the kids from their exam preparations, thus doing it earlier.

This year’s event would be a long one for both the missus and me, as they did the Year 3 to 5 session in the afternoon, leaving the Year 6 graduation ceremony towards the evening. That means we’ll be there from noon till night!

Jason’s dance performance seems an improvement compared to last year. His reflexes and co-ordination looks much better now.

Pom-pom performance

Jason again got the Best Improvement Award for the second consecutive year. I guess he’s slowly but surely improving. WELL DONE, SON!

Hiding his toothy grin behind the award

By the evening, it was time for Julia to graduate.

My princess graduates today

Once again, she proved her abilities by getting an award for the third consecutive year… two awards, in fact. The first being Best Reader – English, which was her second consecutive year getting it.

The icing on the cake was snagging the Best Reading Competition (English), which was held onstage during the event. She was pitted against three other children of equal caliber and she easily outdid them. WELL DONE, GIRL!

Darn it! I need a better camera

Getting her award

My princess with her two awards

Next year will see Julia going to primary school in Standard One, while Jason will be enrolled to a new kindergarten in Midah. Here’s hoping they will carry on with their studies diligently and make all of us proud.