I could not post yesterday as I was badlyóand still amósunburnt.

Before I plunge into the story of how I got sunburnt, let me recount how I spent the Lunar New Year.

The first day was the usual going-to-grandmasí-houses. At my maternal grandmaís side, guess who was there again? Yes! Golden!

This time, my younger sister had brought along her digital camera. Pictures are definitely much clearer than my Motorola E398.

Golden, why won't you look here?
Golden, why wonít you look here?

Sze Ying and Me
Cousin Sze Ying and Me with Dad at the back

Wei Hong, Sze Ying and Me
With my cousins Wei Hong and Sze Ying

Still refusing
Goldenís still refusing to look at the cam

Golden with red bandana
Little Red Riding Hood

Golden with red bandana
I should have worn my blue oneÖ

After the visiting, Wil asked me to watch Constantine with him. I admit I wasnít at all interested in that movie. But that movie turned out to be rather okay.

In my last entry, I said that I rotted the whole day on the second day. Only because all my siblings were busy entertaining my cousin Abigail.

Judaxil and Abigail
Judaxil and Abigail

Abigail had a habit of washing her hands. So she would request to go to the toilet every now and then. When I told Jun Wei that, he said she had OCD :mrgreen:

Abigail washing her hands
Abigail washing her hands

Smile, Abby!
I took this picture of her smiling!

Abigail
Ewe. Her mucus is showing.

Hee Hee
Itís blur. But itís her.

On the third day, I went to Wild Wild Wet. Itís a water theme park like Sentosaís now extinct Fantasy Island. Only that itís smaller. And less fun<em>ner.

However, I would highly recommend one ride that really made me scream/squealóSlide Up. Two people sit on this float and you slide down this really steep U-shaped ramp and slide back and forth. This ride really took my heart away. Literally.

Another thing I really enjoyed would be the swimming pool which has motorised waves making me feel like Iím swimming in a choppy sea. I even bothered to count the number of waves they emit at one wave session. 350 waves

The aftermath of the whole Wild Wild Wet episode left me in great pain. I bet hell feels much worse

Me at Wild Wild Wet
Me at Wild Wild Wet

Sunburnt
I canít smile. Itís painful.

I canít believe it. But I rotted my day away at home today.

Well, not really. My Gu Gu (youngest Aunt on my dadís side), her husband and coming two-year-old cousin Abigail came over to my placeónot to visit, butóto fix up the computer.

Will post more tomorrow (with pictures!)

Okay so my other entry the other time was about reunion dinner with my relatives at my dadís side. This timeís momís.

I enjoy going to my momís side only because she has like, twelve siblings, and so, cousins of various ages can be found there.

This year, there arenít any small babies stealing the limelight. Oh, no. This year, itís a dog. Yes, and mind you, it isnít those small-puppy kinds.

Everyone, meet Golden, a three-year-old Golden Retriever. Mind you, itís a she (darn, I kept referring her as Ďhimí all night :mrgreen:

Golden
Golden

Golden
And her again

Golden
Ainít she just cuuute?

Golden
Stick your tongue out!

Golden
Iím addicted to her, I tell ya.

Golden belongs to my Xiao Jiuís (Small Uncle) uh, girlfriend or wife. (Crap. I donít even know! :oops:

It was so amusing to see everyone taking out their digital cameras and cellphones (that are camera-enabled) and aiming the lens straight at Golden but can never really manage to get a decent shot of her.

Everyone who wanted to have a picture with her tried in vain to make her sit still for a picture with anyone. When she seems settled and the cameras are ready, just before the shutter goes off, she starts moving or turning her head the other way. Frustrating, I tell you.

Being the impatient person I am, I decided to take pictures with those who are not as hyper-active as Golden.

Me and Allan
Me and my Commando cousin Allan

Me and Sze Ying
With cousin Sze Ying

Oh, does anyone remember my blog entry last year about my cousin Sze Ying? Oh, my. The way she jabbers in chinese just makes my head spin :roll: And this year, her four-year-old brother Wei Hong is not as shy as last year and his baby-talk-cum-chinese makes it really hard for me to understand him given my atrocious command of chinese. I sincerely thought he was speaking hokkien to me!

Allan got another new phone (I seem to see him with a new model every three times I see him) and my sister was testing it out the camera functions by using me as her subject.

Me
Thatís TV at the background

Finally, as usual, during all these festive occasions, the text messaging system had to lag. Think I accidentally texted Jun Wei five times straight. So, we switched to talking on the phone.

Me
I can hear fire crackers!

I wanna be a racehorse! Well, if Iím ever a zebra, that is.

Racing Stripes is certainly one of the most touching movies as it shows how determined one zebra from a barnyard can be.

I missed a tad of the beginning (thanks to someone). But really, itís okay (so donít start fretting!).

Okay, I admit. I was never really interested in the movie. I thought it was gonna be some lame show that has animals talking crap. Well, not until I watched the trailer and found out that Hayden Panettiere was in it.

(Yes, I watch certain movies because of whoís casted in it. One example would be Man on Fire because Dakota Fanning was in it.)

Anyway, this movie made me think that being a racer is fun. Well, and dangerous too :neutral:

Gaw, Haydenís so coolÖ

Oh, and for everyone who is celebrating Chinese New Year, Happy Chinese New Year to all of you May you get lots of red packets and eat lots of candies and goodies and not gain a single ounce! (Fat chance, Iíd say :P)

The JB trip was okay. Itís just like shopping in Singaporeóonly in Malaysia instead. The waiting, the bargainingÖ You get the idea. Iím never much of a shopper. Iím more into impulse buying

Iím going to try to get a cable so I can transfer pictures from my E398 to the computer. I seriously think spending SG$5 on MMS to my email is extremely pointless :mrgreen:

Last night, my family on my paternal side had our reunion dinner. I always look forward to it because that means catching up with my cousins. I only see them once a year as I donít even see them on Chinese New Year itself!

If you remember my entry for last yearís reunion dinner, my 12-year-old cousin Natalie, was very much into this card game called Dai Dee. Well, apparently, she still loves this game. So we spent our time playing that before, during, and after the dinner. Really, this girl does not know the limits :mrgreen:

Kids these days are so lucky. They get cellphones at such a young age. So we spent a number of time checking out each othersí cellphones and snapping funny pictures with the camera-enabled ones.

Two pictures (from my E398) to remember the occasion:

Me and Natalie
Me and my cousin Natalie

Wei Hao, Rolynn and Me
With my cousins, Wei Hao and Rolynn