Over the past couple of weeks, the poor kid has been bitten by mosquitoes. So much so that he has serveral weird bumps on his skin. One such bump was on his hand.

This morning, his Ah Ma asked him, “Did mosquito bite you last night?”

He pointed to the bump on his hand.

Yes, he knows what a mosquito bite is

Last weekend was spent celebrating Zayden Asher’s first birthday It was a two-day affair since there were many people we wanted to invite. Saturday was at home with his relatives and friends while Sunday was at my old home with my relatives and friends.

It was pretty easy to entertain people on Saturday since there was a wide screen TV and a home theater system. All we needed to do was pop a DVD in and hey presto!—people are entertained.

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Totally into Avatar

Since Guan had to entertain his friends and his parents, their relatives, I just made sure that there are enough chairs, that people have taken their food from the buffet and making sure that everyone has a drink (or two). Inititally, when some relatives and friends came early, Zayden was pretty cheerful and socialized. But as the night went on and more people came, the crowd became a little too overwhelming for him and he clung onto me every now and then.

(While going through my photos, I realized that I am missing photos from my sister’s camera so there are a lot of photos that I can’t add to this post. I guess there will be another post on this event.)

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Really yummy cake!

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Zayden Asher turns 1!
Lighting the candle

As the birthday song was sung, he got all happy and clapped along.

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A few days prior to this celebration, Guan’s father tried to teach Zayden how to blow out his birthday candle. It wasn’t successful so on that day, we coaxed him to attempt to blow. As we were encouraging him, “Go on, Zayden. Blow the candle. Remember how to blow?” He suddenly stuck out a finger and extinguished the flame!

Everyone was so shocked! I quickly checked his finger but it seemed fine. In fact, he looked like he was about to cry with everyone’s outburst

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Cutting the cake

Zayden Asher turns 1!

Zayden Asher turns 1!
Having his first taste

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Yup, he loves cake

On Sunday, Guan, Zayden and I went over to my old home at noon to help decorate the house. I have to say I was rather surprised because I did not expect my parents to actually decorate! On my first birthday I remember not having any balloons nor streamers/banners hung up around the house. Grandparents really spoil their grandchildren, eh?

(After the party, my mom insisted that I should take a few photos of the decorations. It wasn’t much. But, still.)

Zayden Asher turns 1!

Zayden Asher turns 1!

Zayden was actually rather cranky because he didn’t nap. So when most of the guests arrived, he was napping away :?

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My cousin’s kid, Cheyenne with Nicole

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Cousins and second cousins

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My sister with Dylan (Cheyenne’s brother) and Yoda

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My family (minus my dad who’s the photographer) with my grandmother

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My friends Tarmidzee and Li Lin

(Um, yes. He doesn’t really like to wear clothes.)

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With Joel

At the end of the day, Zayden had a lot of presents.

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Left: my side; Right: Guan’s side

We decided to let him open one

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“Ooh, I wonder what’s the biggest gift like?”

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“Thanks for helping me Daddy!”

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“It’s a Winnie the Pooh airplane!”

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“Awesome!”

Due to the size of the gift, Guan and I initially thought it was a car. But since Guan’s in the airforce, my cousin got him the airplane. Sweet, ain’t it?

Did I forget to mention that Zayden started walking?

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Fairy Girl
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Looking at cute little girl items from this Etsy store just makes me wish for a girl sooner than I’d like! Though I wouldn’t dress her up in pink or over frilly dresses and such, the images from the store just makes me want to stare and dream

Fairy Girl

The weekend was an exhausting one since there was a double celebration for Zayden Asher’s first birthday Here’s a sneak:

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Fairy Girl
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Admittedly, when I was a young girl, (yes, I was once a young girl) I did dream that I could be a little fairy girl. Not like Tinkerbell though; she seems bratty. A fairy with blue wings, a silver crown and a blue dress.

Yes, I guess I was girly when I was a kid.

I actually finished Eureka Seven in two days

It’s pretty good and I really wished there is such a thing as Trapar waves so I can ref in the air

I’m starting on an old show, but it’s new to me since I’ve never heard of it before. Fawlty Towers has been making me laugh out loud so far (even though I’m on the first episode).

Invites for Zayden Asher’s first birthday party has been sent (being the tech-y person, I texted message instead of sending tangible invites) and I’m feeling a little excited now

After more than one and a half years, I finally got my hands on the much sought after Gurren Lagann.

In our last meet-up (more than a year ago), Rey was telling me about this awesome anime that I should totally watch. That anime was Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.

It was only a couple of weeks ago I managed to get the whole thing so I started watching a couple of episodes on Monday and finished the rest yesterday. Yes, I watched 25 episodes yesterday. Like whaaat?!

To be honest, I wouldn’t have picked this and followed it through. I was more of a Fullmetal Alchemist and BLEACH fan (although I haven’t followed the latter in a really long time). But when Rey told me most of the storyline and what happened in the show, I couldn’t help but catch some of his enthusiasm.

It’s a pretty good and short anime (not like those that have over 200 episodes, always littered with lousy fillers) about human evolution.

From wiki:

Gurren Lagann takes place in a fictional future in which human beings have been forced under Earth’s surface and live in isolated subterranean civilizations. These “villages” have no contact with the surface world or other villages.

Giha Village, one of the underground villages, regularly experiences earthquakes; because these earthquakes damage infrastructure, the village must constantly extend deeper into the earth—individuals relegated to this task are known as “Diggers”. Giha Village is the home of Simon, a fourteen-year-old digger who was orphaned when his parents were killed in an earthquake. Although Simon is respected by the village elders as the best of the diggers, he is ostracized by his peers. Simon discovers a special drill key deep in the ground and is soon recruited by an eccentric fellow orphan and friend named Kamina into his group, the “Gurren Brigade”. Kamina dreams of the surface world, which he once visited as a child, though he had to return home as he was too young to survive there.

Recently, while chatting online, he was telling me about another awesome anime—Eureka Seven and I started watching it today. At the moment, I’m in the 10th episode

I’m still trying to figure out the anime but you can read it up on wiki. What sort of sparked my interest was that Rey mentioned they surf in the air. They surf in the air! How cool is that?

He also mentioned that the female protagonist, Eureka, reminded him of me :?

Okay, back to Eureka Seven