Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Megan Graduation Concert 2011 @ SVPS

Megan is graduating to nursery 2! And of cuz, her graduation concert 2011 at South View Primary School!

Monday, September 26, 2011

My Memories Giveaway Contest Winner!!

And we have a winner!

Congrats to KARENMED409, whose winning entry number (5) came in with the random number generator (


We have 9 entries as follow:

1 FELICIA Fav: Hey Girlfriend
2 EUNICE LEK Fav: Love Birds
3 STITCH Fav: Flutter My Eyes At You
4 PENDING MINDING MOM Fav: Girls Birthday
5 KARENMED409 Fav: Sweet Sunny Summer
6 PENDING MINDING MOM Followed My Memories Blog
7 PENDING MINDING MOM Followed My Memories Twitter
8 KARENMED409 Liked My Memories Facebook Page
9 PENDING MINDING MOM Liked My Memories Facebook Page

And the winning number generated is 5!


I’ll be dropping KARENMED409 an email with a coupon code to download the software from My Memories site.


Once again, many thanks to all who participated in this contest!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

A Few Minutes is All it Takes

It only took a few minutes for me to wash their milk bottles and for them to make a mess in the living room...

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Cant Wait!

She simply can't wait for me to bring her milk to her...

Friday, September 16, 2011

Say Cheeeeeze!

Right after I put on her hair band and pull out the camera, Melody said 'Cheeeeeze!'

Thursday, September 15, 2011

My Memories Giveaway Contest!!

I love photography, and I love to photo my kids and had tons of their photos (ok, maybe not tons, just ,16,656 photos till date) residing in my harddisk… Another thing I liked to do with the photos, is to organise them into powerpoint format, where I can simply create a photo album and dump all the photos into boring layouts and thereafter, finding the backgrounds too dull to be shared for viewing…

A couple of days ago, I was contacted by Liz from a company called My Memories, to host a My Memories Suite giveaway for my readers!


My Memories Suite, is a digital scrapbooking software, that offers fun and creative way to keep and share your digital images, in just minutes! It is also rated #1 by Amazon and TopTen Reviews.


Watch the intro video from youtube:


Here’s my take, within minutes, I’ve created my first photo album using the numerous templates included in My Memories Suite software.

My Album 2-001

My Album 2-002

My Album 2-003

My Album 2-004

Thereafter, I tried creating individual pages using the Design Your Own option to build pages with layouts and backgrounds that I want. Also, within minutes…




If you really really want it really really fast with lots of photo, simply select the type of album layout and hit on the AutoFill option and wait… Took me about 20 minutes for my 400 photos to autofill 100 pages, using my crappy old computer (CPU: 2.4GHz / RAM: 2GB).


It don’t end here. Exploring further, you can insert music and video files in your album and later export it as movie files or burn directly to DVD or share via youtube:


Now here’s what everyone is waiting for, how to take part in this giveaway contest…

To enter the giveaway contest,


1. Go to

2. Click on the Digital Scrapbooking Kits

3. View and select your favourite paper pack or layout

4. Comment on this post, the name of your favourite paper pack or layout. Please include your email address for me to contact you for winning the contest!

By doing so, you’ll be granted an entry to the giveaway contest.



Your chances don’t end here! You can have additional winning entries if you do either of the following!

1. FOLLOW My Memories Blog @

2. FOLLOW My Memories Twitter @!/mymemoriessuite

3. LIKE My Memories Facebook Page @

Doing all the above, grant you 4 entries to this contest! But remember, YOU MUST comment on this post with a valid email address, stating your mandatory entry choice and/or your additional entries actions… :)


The contest runs for a week starting today and ends on 22nd September, 23:59 (Singapore time). Entries later shall not be accepted.

Each entry will be assigned with a running number based on the sequence of appearance in the comments section.

Winner will be chosen using a random number generator and result will be announced on 23rd September.

Winner will be contacted by email. Good Luck!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Man Man Man, Oh Man!

This morning, Megan came to my bed, woke me up and complained 'Daddy, u wee wee on the toilet bowl cover. GO CLEAN IT UP!'

There is this little thing daddy wanna tell u and u just got to accept the fact that I'm a...

Friday, September 9, 2011

Finally... Blogger Apps For iPhone!

Ever since I've gotten an iPhone, an official Blogger app is something that I've been looking to install on my iPhone.

Sad to say, there isn't any... Tried 3rd party but still, an official one will be great...

And here we have, the official blogger apps for iPhone! Can't wait to get this first post out.

iTunes link for Blogger apps:

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Getting My Driving License (The BBDC Way)


The need for a family car grew painstakingly with the arrival of Megan and Melody especially for working parents like ourselves. Daily routines of sending and fetching Megan to and back from the childcare became increasingly difficult as work nowadays dun seem to be any easier than before.

Besides that, our ‘worldclass’ public transport isn’t helping at all… Waking up earlier to avoid the massive crowd would meant waking up at 5am and getting to leave the house by 6am… I know a lot of people are doing that, but its getting extremely difficult for us, as working parents whom hands on everything by ourselves.

Owning a car may exceed our expenses, but that can come later. First and foremost, get a car license.


Lotsa debate on whether to be a school learner or a private learner. But to cut the story short, I went for the school option. Not much of a weighing the cons and pros, not even the cost, just lazy to ask around which private instructor is good… Sad to say, I’m the last rare breed of my cohorts who dun have a car license, hence either their instructors retired or hang over IC… So, the most logical choice of school to me, Bukit Batok Driving Center.


Never really tabulated the cost, but only know that there is a enrolment fee of $89.88 initially. Thereafter, deposited $200, $1000, $500 and $500 on different dates, to my BBDC account.

The breakdown of the cost would be:

(A) Administration Cost

Description Cost
Enrolment Fee + 1 Year Membership Fee $89.88
Membership Renewal for additional 8 months
($7.49 x 6mths + $8.03 x 2 mths)

(B) Theory Lesson Cost

Description Cost
Basic Theory Lessons x 2 $34.24
Basic Theory Practice x 2 $6.42
Basic Theory Evaluation x 1 $3.21
Final Theory Lessons x 2 $34.24
Final Theory Practice x 2 $4.28
Final Theory Evaluation x 1 $5.35
Driving Simulator x 1 $11.77

(C) Practical Lesson Cost

Description Cost
19 x Practical Lessons to Complete Course
- Practical Training: $59.92
- Fixed Instructor Group: $10.70
3 x Revision Lessons
- Practical Training: $59.92

(D) Test Cost

Description Cost
Basic Theory Test x 1 $6.00
Final Theory Test x 1 $6.00
Practical Test x 1 $183.71

(E) Other Cost

Description Cost
Photo (For Course Enrolment) $7.00
Photo (For Driving License Application) $7.00
Provisional Driving License
- 6 months renewal: $25.00
Driving License Application $50.00

And the total cost is… $2,081.64/-


The whole course took me 591 days from the date I enrolled on 9th Jan 2010 and finally passing the practical test and applying for my driving license on 24th Aug 2011.

Sounds like a long time, but not quite so, as there are some gaps. After passing my Basic Theory Test on 24th Feb 2010, my practical training only started on 16th May 2011, 15 months later as I couldn’t find time to continue.

Hence in actual fact, minus the 15 months gap…

9th Jan 2010 Enrolment
24th Feb 2010 Passed Basic Theory Test
16th May 2011 Start Practical Lesson Stage 1
27th Jun 2011 Completed Practical Lesson Stage 5
19th Jul 2011 Passed Final Theory Test
25th Aug 2011 Passed Practical Test

Besides the 15 months gap, most of the delays came from waiting for test dates for Basic/Final/Practical Tests.


In a nutshell, I had a good learning experience with BBDC. Afterall, I’m really glad to be able to pass the tests with only 1 try… Especially the Practical Test that has to fall on a heavy rainy day… Enuff said, am really glad its all over…

Monday, August 22, 2011

The girls who light up my life

Megan, 3 years, 1 month and 19 days old, is getting smarter as the days go by. She is learning things with extraordinary memory, whereby we only need to mention once and she remembers… Once, I told Megan not to disturb her mum as Joelle was on the phone, Megan asked who it was and I replied ‘Joey’. Few days later, Joelle was on the phone with Joey again, and this time Megan asked ‘Mummy you talking to Joey?’… You can imagine Joelle’s surprised look…

Melody, 1 year, 3 months and 26 days old, is getting cheekier as the days go by. She is walking a few steps now, but is not confident to taking more steps by herself and tend to crawl more. She is starting to sing lately, to ‘twinkle litter star’ and ‘Elmo song’, not the entire song thou… And its absolutely entertaining despite having to hold up the iphone, playing the Elmo Song for hours for Melody, and just hearing her goes ‘ya ya ya, yayayaya’ makes you wanan play the song one more time…

Here again, the girls…

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Both girls, of different characters exhibits the similar effect on me… Light up my life…

Thursday, August 18, 2011

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Mambo Megan did it again!

Mambo-ing when its not even friday!

Mambo-ing when she is still underage!

is this a sign to rejoice or to worry??


Thursday, June 23, 2011

A little TWEE from CLEEBO

How do you clean your nose? I guess there is only a simple answer to it, but its only where and when you do it… But how do you clean your baby and/or toddler’s nose?


I believe that is the same challenge parents today faces when it comes to cleaning their children’s nose… We have 2 children, Megan of age 3 and Melody of age 1… For Megan, its more of ‘self service’ as we can see, her gross motor skills are very well developed… And I really do meant gross when she stick her finger into her mouth after she did the ‘you know what’… Occasionally, there are those very sticky and stubborn ones that refused to be ‘purged’ by herself, we’ll assist Megan to ‘excavate’ the infamous ‘black gold’…

How we did it? For me, I’ll go for my very last finger with nails to ‘excavate’ but my wife would prefer the cotton bud method that I never seem to master the technique… Imagine, using a chopstick to pick up a dumpling!


What of Melody then? Cotton bud is the only solution as our fingers are too big for her little nostrils…


If only we can use a pair of tweezers… No, not this pair of tweezers, of course!!


But this great creation by real parents themselves, THE CLEEBO!


I was approached by Sophie & Friends to review Cleebo and I never expect this tiny device to come in such attractive colours, great function, little price tag…


At first look, it looks like ordinary tweezers only that its made of plastic and not metal…


Once opened up, the Cleebo tweezers is in fact very soft to the touch, and command a firmer grip than traditional tweezers! And most importantly, it can be sterilized!


Cleebo Case and Labels

Click on the following links for more information!

Cleebo, as featured in Sophie and Friends:

Cleebo, official website:


Cleebo, in action! No baby or tweezers is hurt in this video… Not so true for the boogies…