As you can see.. I can't even keep track of weeks for Meredith liao. So i'm gonna go with months. It's crazyyyy how a little human like that can take up almost all of my free time and all of the data space in my phone.. And in my brain.
Tomorrow night we are leaving for Korea and it'd be our first trip together =DDD =OOO
I am happy and anxious at the same time cox i don't really know what to expect!!! Will be travelling for the first time with Yutaki and Rykiel also and quite excited about this~!!! Usually friends go overseas there's only two outcome when they come back, they see true colour and they don't gel so much after that OR they see true colour and they gel even closer LOL.
If i come back you see me and Yutaki unfollow each other you know liao lah HAHA.
Will be filming for Meredith's youtube channel so i'm extra excited for that!!! My tiny baby have like 14 coats, 8 headwear, 15 inner wear for 10 days LOLOL fashion show much?!?!?!
I only have 10 coats for 10 days LOL. Josh has like 2 coats.
"Thanks for giving us your luggage space, dad!" LOLOL.
"You mean we are flying now?!?!?!"
"Don't hold me back!!! I WANNA GO NOW~!!! NOW!! LET ME GO~" Customised onesie from Labels Of Love Studio. Thank you guys! =D
Brought Meredith for a school tour at Heguru Singapore @ City Square Mall
the Heguru learning method is a right brain development method that's founded in Japan. I wanna talk a little bit more about this!!! Becox it's too amazing!!!
When i first learnt about right brain development for kids i thought it was just gonna be creative playing to bring out the creative side of our kids.
When i read more about Heguru's way of developing the right brain for little children, my mind was blown away. How would you like it if your child can have photographic memory, be able to do speed reading (Heguru developed hado reading, where they can give the kid a decently thick book, and have them browse it within a minute and be able to understand and write down the content of the book =OOO), appreciate music and rhythm, understand concepts without struggle and still have the creativity to imagine and be carefree as a child should be.
Seriously with all the extra-curriculum classes that parents are sending their kids to these days, i find it so stressful as a parent, i can't imagine how is it for the child who have to keep up with it.
You can read more about right brain development HERE but i suggest you look out for school tours or email and contact Heguru Singapore to understand better!
I met the principal at Heguru Singapore (City Square Mall) and she shared with me her experience as a teacher for more than 10 years in Singapore. She had taught the best class, as well as the opposite..
One thing in common with students regardless from the best or the rest, the students will all wanna throw their textbook away once exams are over. Not literately but figure of speech lah hahaha.
So she realise for herself that that's not what she wanna do as an educator. She wanna let the children learn in a fun and effective way, so that they will really like learning. And not find learning a dreadful thing to do. And that is why she went to be trained to be an educator for the Heguru teaching method.
I gotta agree with her. Safely put, most kids in Singapore don't like to study. I'm sure they like to learn, every child is curious and of course new knowledge is always (sometimes only actually LOL) interesting. But if you go to class so many hours a day, learning different info from soooo many topics, plus exam stress and then later tuition and homework stress etc.. All of these put together, you get a child who have to go through a lot of things cox boh bian, if not how to get good grades right.
And to be honest, out of let's say 10 topics, how many are you really interested in right? Even for adults we have preference right? I'm sure kids too. They will have their favourite and least favourite subject haha. For me last time my least favourite is History and Chemistry.
What do i do?
MEMORIZE IT BY HEART AND BY BLOOD LOH. HAHA. What the heck, really is die also must force self to memorize cox i don't understand at all!!!
But now what if, i have photographic memory and i am able to grasp concepts and inter-relation of topics at the my finger tip?! Learning would then be soooooo much more easy and enjoyable cox now i don't have to kill my brain squeezing info that can't fit in!
And it's Heguru Singapore's commitment to help unlock and unleash that potential in our kids!!!
Meredith with one of the teachers at Heguru Singapore (City Square).
You ever heard before, that a little child's brain is like a sponge. They learn SO MUCH within the first few years of their life. How to blabber and mouth words, how to sit, how to crawl, how to cruise from one furniture to the other without falling haha.. And so much so much more..
This period of their life their brains are developing and growing most actively.
Do you know that an average human only uses 10% of his / her brain?
Most people even lesser.
LOLOL FML I FEEL DAMN PAISEH TO SAY but i am probably only using 5% if the average is 10% LOL. I really really really don't like to use my brain =XXX
And if you go pass the stage where your brain stops developing, then you are unable to unlock the growth of possible usage "space" in your brain liao. So the Heguru Method is only for kids up to 12 years old. If you look at this video, kids who stick with the Heguru Method all the way can all be called geniuses i feel!!! I would never be able to do Hado-reading in this lifetime, sad to say lol.
The best thing is.. They only do this until they are 12, it will help them greatly along the way, but it will also help them all the way in the future in their lifelong learning process.
Not bad right, being able to think and comprehend stuff faster and better than everyone else.
Meredith have gone for two lessons so far and i must say she's really well-behaved during class!!! For her age it's a 50 minutes class of which includes 60 activities to stimulate the little brains and for them to be accustomed to receive information at this speed.
It's amazing isn't it, imagine next time she wanna pick up any musical instrument also can learn faster, wanna solve formulas and study for exams etc, all the dreadful stuff, all she can learn and absorb and execute faster and easier.
You know really, my baby is my precious and i don't need her to be the best out there doing what she do but i need her to be happy doing it. I personally dreaded school sooooo much until today i've left school for more than 10 years, i still sometimes have nightmare about exams hahaha.
And she's gonna be studying in school for about 18 - 20 years at least and since it's a must, it's my duty to make it as smooth as possible for her.. So i'm excited to follow through with the Heguru teaching method =DDD Will update along the way!
"Mom, mom, mom!"
"You talked so much my right brain hurts.." Lolol.
Every night their bonding time = Baby watch papa play candy crush =____=
Baby that's you first learning how to crawl hahaha. Why you like a bridge.
"I guess i'm the cutest bridge in the world~"
Omg what am i gonna do!!! Waking up to this happy face everyday T.T THANK YOU BABY!!!
We are so in love =)))) Hahaha. Yup, i am very very sure the feeling is mutual..
Wanted to take passport picture for her. End up she look like a little sad tortoise lol.
Need to so sad ah baby T.T
Manage to get one after that when she's feeling better haha.
Brought her out to Boufe again. Hipster mummy and baby or what.
Truffle fries and beer, yup, that's how i roll. HAHAHHA. GROSS. I am not that cool lah i purposely ordered cider to look cool only O.O Yup, definitely using only 3% of my brain only lol.
Proudly baked by the friend i am so proud of~!!! Rachell made all these desserts can you believe!!!!
"看起来很好吃 hor, mummy!"
Afternoon playtime with papa haha.
Out for shopping~ Someone give this lady a cup of tea~!
Gearing up for Halloween haha.
Smile at me non-stop =DDD
I LOVE YOU TOO BABY!!! FOREVER AND ALWAYS~!!!
Brought my baobei Yurou to Hello Kitty Around The World =DDD
She's so.. Big now i feel so touched sometimes looking at her.. And wondering how proud Pearl must be feeling everyday.. She's so sweet and lovely she'd even ask me to go pose so she can take pictures for me after i take for her hahahah
Like this. Hahaha. Since when that little newborn become this control-loving little sweetheart of my life.. We even walk around the carnival together feeling dejected and complaining to each other..
Me: Yurou 这些 game 全部都很难赢 hor?
Her: 对咯! 你看别人都有, but 我们都米有.
Me: Never mind lah 我们再 try lah!
Her: We still have how many token?
Me: Many many!!!
Her: OKAY LETS WIN THE POPCORN KITTY!!!
Then she'd do some super silly face hahaha. It's like she's my friend you know. Hope there's more stuff we could do together =DDD
Asked the station person to help us take a picture hahah.
She LOVEEEE this claw machine photo booth!!!
Make the ticket worth it! Hahaha!
SEA Aquarium to fish-watch and to complete some Halloween treasure hunt.
She saw this and ran in for a picture lol.
Pancake time! =D Her taste as a kid is damn weird one!!! She likes anything funny and ugly. I mean she also likes the normal cute and princessy stuff but she LOVEEE funny ugly stuff lol.
Home to a naughty girl~
How she rotate until like this in her sleep, i'd never know lol.
Late afternoon snack, papaya. Apparently not impressed lol.
Loveeeee to do pig face hahaha.
Yurou say yeye bat jiu gor dio sai LOLOL. She begged the brother to let her buy this fake blop of poop what the heck HAHAHAHA.
We drew and colour each other.. Erm.. I didn't know i look so attractive one!!! Lol.
Went to try out new cafe again at our area haha!
Sister brother team staring contest.
Yurou sayanging Meredith =)))
Meredith annoying Yurou LOL.
Silly Yurou hahahaha. She say must pose like that in pictures lolol.
So nice to have brothers hor?
Shopping day with Meredith!
Vaccine day at Dr Eugene Han's! =DD She so big girl now not only get sticker after jab, got biscuits also!!! =DDD
As you guys might already have seen, i started doing cute porridge and all for Meredith. It's really fun and honestly, quite easy!!! Inspiration can come from anywhere!
ANYWHER~! HAHAHAHAHA. Really, anywhere, even if it's out of nowhere LOL. This is Josh's first attempt, i have no words.
Selfie from attending Lenovo event~ =DDD That day my makeup on point LOL.
With Yutaki =D My dress from Lzzie!
Pictures straight from my Lenovo PHAB!
Unretouched haha. Omg still got it LOL.
After event Yutaki intro some awesome Japanese buffet spread to me!!! Quite affordable some more!!! Everything is Japanese so i loveee~! Some more got nice friend to help me snip crab legs lol!
After being mocked for his first attempt, Josh try again..
And made this.. Okay lah not bad hahaha.
"Eh help me leh! My wig is falling off~"
"Now I am falling off~!!!"
Twinsie with my baby hahahaha.
Really is smile then look like me. No smile look like Josh hahah.
Trying to get Tiffany's attention again hahaha.
Another day another event but erm same dress from Lzzie LOLOL.
Home to be bullied. She kept clawing and pinching my neck hahaha.
Snapped this of her sleeping and think it's such a normal shot but how wonderful, to be able to wake up to a baby right beside me =)))
Wake up first thing video call her godma lol. Eyes also haven't open properly LOL.
So sick that day omggggg. But at least selfie look chio.
Family bonding time haha.
Doggies love to nua around my dad don't know why lol.
Another weekend another cafe haha!
Yurou requested for pancakes and so i did.
My little lion head hahahahaha. So cuteeeeee!!!!!
LOL. Not so cute hor this one? But at least..
NOT DISGUSTING LIKE THIS HAHAHAHHA.
Went to find Xuan Xuan cox i miss her sooooooo much~!!!!!
And somebody got stuck with wigs lol.
Yuxuan is so gentle towards Meredith. Meredith have accidentally kicked her twice in the face before and both times all she did was.. O.O *sayang own face* LOL.
My baby look like a boy hahah.
Thank you FOX Kids for dressing Meredith and Yuxuan =DDD
Hahah kept telling me she wanna do the ugly face =_= Haha!
Happy time with Xuan Xuan and Meredith.
7 months old and started to have sleep terror episodes in the middle of the night T.T Until everynight me and Josh will get a shock from her crying. But she's still sleeping. Omg. I read they say must wake the baby up (doesn't solve the problem) or to let her cry it out and go back to sleep on her own to solve the problem. Wouldn't my heart just break into 103839 pieces by then T.T
Photoshoot with Club Pet Magazine for Pooch Image grooming!
My fluffy cushion Drago.
Tiffany you winked!!! Hahaha!
"Did i? I'm sorry!" Hahaha. My top is from Lzzie! =DDD
Thank you Pooch Image for grooming Drago and Tiffany to be fluffy and soft and clean~!!! And for the excellent service always!!! Romper from Lzzie and shoes from Eliza Litz~!!!
I heart Pooch Image ❤︎ Also thanks to Pris for making me look pretty that day~ =D
Meredith waking up looking a little disoriented hahah. Messy hair and all..
Went for lunch with godma.
Erm.. Obviously there's one person who's not welcomed into the picture that turned out blur. Lol.
Hahaha i suggested to take the train from Lavender to Bugis and Mich was like "Did i hear you wrongly?!" Lolol. So i guess this is worth a picture. I look at this picture and i wonder when am i going to meet Michelle's baby ='))) T____T I will love her so much too!!!
Meredith first train ride =D
Home to this two. One terrorizing another hahaha. Meredith kept wanting to study Junjun's ear LOL. It scares Junya so much hahahaha.
Next moment so sweet!
Hahaha Junjun at first kept calling both my doggies Champon / Ponpon lolol. So cute. Pointing to show us ponpon.
Kiss kiss, love love, hug hug Tiffany on cue. So cuteeeeee and sweeet!!! I hope Meredith can hurry play with Drago and Tiffany =DDD
"Can i push her around?" Hahaha.
Cheesie's here to stay for a few days with her family =D
So young already hold hands ah!
Went out to shampoo my hair and Junjun became Meredith hahaha.
All the pretty fabrics at Lzzie!!! I went to hang at their shop for a while for their instagram account takeover and fall in love with alllll their sweet soft prints~!!!
Also picked something darker for myself from their Autumn/ Winter collection!
Happy to be size S again haha!
Went for lunch with the Lzzie team with Meredith as well haha.
And then we rush off to meet Wendy and Dash Dash for indoor playground~!!! =DDD
Meredith's first experience at an indoor playground! I guess everything was yummy to her =_=" Go in and chomp on everything she can get hold of.
Only picture of everyone at the playground. Although Dash Dash is diving into the pit, Wendy is stopping him, Meredith is not looking, Cheesie is totally cut out and Junjun is partially cut out, i guess you can still see me LOLOL.
Later Dash dashed off to everywhere and it was hard to grab him for a picture lolol. He's damn independent omg. While this two stayed at the nursery age baby area lol.
When bae teaches you how to drive lolol.
The Lzzie team was soooooo nice they specially went to get these mehmeh toys for Meredith T___T I love to work with nice appreciative people omg. Thank you guys so much!!!
Last day of stay Junjun decided Drago makes a good chair LOLOL. And that's him doing "cute cute" right there hahahahaha! SO CUTE DEE STILL WANNA ACT CUTE SOMEMORE~!!!!
Omg i am starting to look more and more motherly hahaha!
Remember two months ago i shared with you guys howwww much i LOVEEEE the Philips Combine Steamer / Blender?! I told you guys all mummies must have that for their kids especially those starting on puree and solids. It is SO easy as you can see from this picture!
All you gotta do is STEAM (you can steam all sorts of vegetables, fruits, meat or fish), flip it over and BLEND! No need to go through the hassle of steaming food in a big pot of water, no need to transfer the food from steaming to blender. JUST DO EVERYTHING IN ONE JAR!!!
Right, just steam and blend and you get a yummy, natural and healthy meal for your baby!!! =D It's a great help to me when Meredith started on puree. We would let her try one fruit or vegetable a day and then after a while we could mix and match different fruits / vegetable. SHE LOVE THEM~!!!
Her favourite is steam and blend carrot, sweet potato, corn and pumpkin. HAHA. Expected right, the sweets ones. So i suggest mummies to try mixing in the greens (like broccoli, spinach, green peas etc) with the sweet ones! So your babies can all the different kinds of nutrients she needs =D
But i haven't been very adventurous when it comes to playing with meat or fish for baby food so i did a shout out to my instagram followers for them to share some recipes with me!
And i picked this particular one from @dylan_mummy and super glad cox Meredith LOVES it. You can watch the video to see how to prepare this simple recipe!