> Pandora Earrings <

When I went to Bangkok last December, I bought plenty of bracelet, earrings and other accessories. Now they are definitely not as exquisite as pretty Pandora earrings that I bought a while ago, but were definitely at a steal of the price.

Now Faythe is growing older, I would love to get some charms for her as her yearly birthday present so that she could wear them when she grow up.

Childhood Past Time: Friendship Band

Anyone of you made Friendship Bands during your school days? I made tonnes of them during school days, especially after exam and we had nothing else to do in school!! I remember I use to go to Embroidery Shop near my home to buy Cross stitch Threads every other weekend. I use my school pocket money to splurge on buying Cross stitch Threads LOL. In school, we would exchange conversations about all the different patterns we could make out of those Threads.

Now recently, Faythe showed me some YouTube videos and photos of Friendship Bands. And I thought, oh well, it’s Mother and Daughter bonding time. Lets make some friendship bands.

Being a foreigner in this foreign land, I had a problem!! I needed to find out where I could purchase those DMC Cross stitch Threads!! I googled and found a few places, ended up at a Craft Shop in Sheung Wan, but they were just selling a handful of threads. Well, it’s better than nothing. At least can get ourselves started. I guess I need to stock up on some threads when I go back KL next time.

We promised to start on this little project of ours after her 1st Semesters Final Exam. Hence, 3 weekends ago, Faythe started off weaving her way with her 1st Friendship band. She made 1 for herself, with a combination of 3 colours. She also made 1 for Vyktore that came with different shades of blue.

She’s now taking orders from her friends and want to make 1 for each of them (*.*).

CNY Flower Market, Tsuen Wan

This is our 3rd year celebrating CNY in HK. ON CNY New Year even, after reunion dinner, I decided to pack up my camera and headed to the Flower Market to meet my colleagues there.

We wanted to go to Victoria Park Flower Market, but at the very last minute, we changed our mind and went to Tsuen Wan Flower Market instead.

It was obviously packed to the brim with throngs of people. People were busy purchasing flowers & food.

Thereafter, we went to have some dessert at one of the dessert shop nearby while bitching away about office politics.

We then walked to the Tsuen Wan West Park to hangout till 2AM, with further bitching about just anything LOL. No, it was not all girls, there were 2 ladies (including myself) and 2 guys. We even compared who is better looking in the entire account that’s supporting the Client LOL. Well, cause there are only 5 ladies in the entire team in HK. Sounds pathetic, but in IT industry where male dominates, that’s a norm.

I finally got home at 3AM and slept thru my 1st day of CNY till 11AM :) .

A lazy way to start off the Horse Year.

 

 

Kids School Sports Day, 14th Jan

For many of you who are unaware, we’ve made a bold decision to transfer the kids out from Local Public School to Private School when the school term started in Sept 2013. We (as in the kids and parents) could no longer stand the bulk of homework that bug us every day, long weekend ad holidays. It’s definitely much more costly, given that the school is not even walking distance from home. But it’s probably the best decision we’ve made ever since we’ve moved to HK.

Now, back to the Sports Day, this the 1st year for all of us in this new school and my 2nd time attending School Sports Day in HK. 1st was last year with their previous school and it kinda got me thinking how come sports was about Parents and Kids participating in sports event. This made this year’s Sports event so much better.

The school booked the Stadium at Shing Mun Valley and we all headed there with the school bus. Although there were much fewer students in this school than the previous one, but it was a true sports day. They had track and field events!!

Faythe & Vyktore competed with their peers during the 100m heats and both qualified to the finals.

They were also teamed up in different House Colour (Red, Yellow, Green, Blue), just like back home :) .

There were team events as well for each House to collect their points. Red house came in leading the pack. Both Faythe & Vyktore were in that House. Good thing they were not in different Houses!!

The P5 & P6 had a 4 x 100m relay in the afternoon event. And the final event was everyone including parents and teachers run the 400m.

The medal & trophy ceremony followed suit before we were all dismissed and left the Stadium and head back to the school.

Vyktore came in 2nd in the 100m Finals. He was so delighted. Faythe wasn’t the Top 3 since she had to compete with P4 students. We told her to try harder next year and she might even win since she will be competing with P3 & P4 next year.

I totally enjoyed myself attending their Sports Day this year. I’ve never cheered so loud since I left school. Made me felt like part of them :) .

Am now looking forward to their next year’s Sports Day.

 

Ushering 2014, Year of Horse

2013 been a busy year for me, be it at work or personal life. Lots of challenges that we ride thru, lots of struggles, lots of tears (of joy and sorrow). Now it’s the start of 2014. I usher the New Year with my girlfriends in Bangkok this year. It’s like becoming a tradition that every year we spend our New Year together. In 2013, it was in Singapore. I’ve sort of made mental notes of my 2014 New Year Resolution (which I don’t usually do for the past many years) and lets hope that I can strike them out one by one as we sail through this year. Oh oh..it’s also the Year of Horse for the Lunar Calendar this year. Yee Ha!!!

Here’s wishing all my readers a Happy Belated New Year and may this year be a good year for everyone, in particularly those born in the Year of Horse :) .

> Construction Equipment <

Many years ago, I started my working life working in a QS Firm dealing with building constructions. There were so many equipments and materials that I had to learn since I was working in their so called “Library”. Categorizing their catalogues by type of product was my job. Apart from sample materials, they even have sample equipment such as the the vibration levelers. It’s really an eye opener.

> Music Lessons <

KIds recently started going to Ukelele Lessons. Faythe is very determined to play Jason Mraz’s I’m Yours and she’s been praticing on the string for weeks. She can play pretty well for a starter. I’m sure she inherited the music genes in her from my other half since I’m not a musically inclined person. I’ve been browsing over the net and thought of getting her a brand new Ukelele from excellent novation launchpad s.

Air Supply Concert – 11.08.2013

I’m was born in 1970s and I grew up with songs like Bee Gees, Air Supply and a few others, no thanks to the influence of my brother. Two months ago, I received the weekly updates of HK concerts and saw that Air Supply was coming to HK. Was so excited, I what’s app a few of my friends and hence we bought the ticket to watch Air Supply concert.

Although it was a much smaller scale concert compared with Eric Moo and Jacky Cheung, I totally enjoyed myself. The sound system was great and they sang so well no doubt they both are probably close to 60? We even ran to the front of the stage towards the end of the conccert to take a look at this duet pair.

It’s a pity I didn’t bring my camera, hence only took photos with phone. The photo here was taken by my friend.

After the concert, we could still hear the power of their voice humming through our ears. It has gotta be the effects from blue yeti pro microphone.

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