Whatever!

June 27, 2007 1

Check this baby girl who tries to imitate some antics of someone (I wonder who). After weeks of restraining, we finally decided to give Mayenne the pacifier. She has been trying to put her still-mittened hand in her mouth, which we thought was a sign…

My latest music project is to arrange a piano version for Kevin Wong Dejiang’s upcoming single, “Little Girl”. Kevin 黃德江 is a songwriter-singer as well as a local radio deejay. As I was arranging, I thought, why not throw in an instrumental version. So I…

The big day is finally here, where Mayenne is shown to our world of friends and relatives. Our celebration was held at Furama City Centre Hotel’s Tiffany Cafe, which offers a spread of international buffet from 12pm to 5pm. We basically booked the entire place…

After over 2 years of contemplating, I finally bought a software piano sampler. In case you are wondering what’s that, a software piano sampler is basically a software piano. Nowadays, you don’t need to buy a hardware synthesizer to get the instrument sounds you need:…

The Crying Game

June 22, 2007 1

Today is the first full day without the confinement lady, and we thought we could manage. The morning was doing fine. I took leave today to bring Mayenne back to the ancestor’s altar at my grandma’s place. She behaved very well. But after the event,…

Tales of Confinement

June 21, 2007 0

I have a story to tell. I call it “The Confinement Lady’s Series of Unfortunate Events”. Tradition has it that a confinement lady takes care of the well-being of mother and newborn. She knows what is best for mother to nourish and to abstain, and…

It takes a famous guru to make a principle out of common-sense. Before you continue reading this post, please read this PDF document of an article written by Stephen Covey, author of ‘7 Habits of Highly Effective People’. Actually, it doesn’t have to be 90/10,…

Did a photoshoot for KAI in association with NUS Science Club’s upcoming D&D pageant. The shoot was done at the Heeren outlet. KAI is a boutique specialising club wear for ladies. Models Terri, Sophie and Jasmine Admittedly, this is my first fashion assignment. To me,…

Mummy helped Baby pick a belt as a gift to Daddy’s first father’s day. Thanks for the lovely thought, Mummy. This morning, Angie’s Dad came and visited Mayenne. That’s his second visit at our house since Mayenne’s birth. I found this photo from Angie’s personal…

Certification

June 14, 2007 0

Today we went to the Immigration department and registered Mayenne as a legal human being on Planet Earth, a citizen of the Republic of Singapore. This is after the weeks of deciding on her Chinese name. And we name her 陳薇如 . Good thing we…

Namesake

June 11, 2007 0

We’ve been through a long selection process for our baby’s English name. Now, we have to do the same for the Chinese name. To add to the challenge, we have to match characters such that they are auspicious (English names also have such a numerology…

Shrek!

June 9, 2007 0

Shrek is probably one of the most successful animated motion picture series. Each of the movies are supported by stellar cast and none of them is replaced since the original movie. The formula works because Shrek incorporates many fairy-tale characters that are dear to us,…

2 more TRANSFORMERS motion picture sneaks. 1. TV Trailer that shows more scenes View here 2. A chase-fight scene between Optimus Prime and Bonecrusher along the highway, official footage from Michael Bay’s website. View here 3. Optimus Prime is also exclusively featured in 2007 MTV…

It Works!

June 5, 2007 1

Today, baby went to see doc and had her blood tested for jaundice, among other things. Good to hear that it dropped considerably, and liver is tested ok. She also gained a little weight: 2.77kg. This evening when I came back from work, she just…

What Day Is It?

June 2, 2007 1

To me, every day is Baby Day. I have no more concept of weekday or weekend, especially these few days. Thursday is Vesak Day, so I was at home. Then Friday gotta accompany wife to gynae to remove stitches and some checkup, so I was…

A Day At A Time

June 1, 2007 2

We never know whether baby will keep being healthy tomorrow. She could be feeling good today and then without any reason got sick the next moment. Last night, we were feeding Mayenne. She has been crying for milk, sometimes within an hour of last feed.…