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On Guan’s birthday…

… he is giving himself a present—a diving trip this weekend :lol:

He turned 22 on Sunday (Yay! and oops—a late post) and we had lunch with my family at Koon Kee Restaurant & Pub and dinner with his parents at Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao at Ngee Ann City.

Anyway, the weekend was spent doing up ATCs and some digital layouts (since Saturday was (inter)National Scrapbooking Day). Do check out the two layouts I made :)

The Great Singapore Sale (GSS) is nearing and I hope the local scrapbook store have some goodies I can get my hands on :D

I had almost forgotten one exciting thing! I won something at a giveaway on Michelle’s blog! So exciting! (And I was complaining about not winning anything over the weekend.)

(And I know everyone’s waiting for this moment:)

Zayden Asher
Zayden Asher and his weird sleeping positions

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Solo Photo Booth

So I was going through my Google Reader when I came across this awesome tutorial by Elsie and now, I really want to sew something up for Zayden Asher :D

I even did a sketch and I really can’t wait to start!

But I don’t have a sewing machine. Nor do I have any sewing needles/threads. And I still have to go through nice clothing that I don’t want anymore. And with the little time I have, I don’t know if I can make one any time soon :(

Anyway, if you’re wondering about the title, yes, I was coming to that. The original title of this post was actually “itching to do some sewing” but after I wanted to post the sketch of the plushie, I was debating taking a photo (of the sketch) with my iPhone or my digital camera or Guan’s DSLR when I rethought about it since it is really troublesome to keep uploading the photos.

And then, it struck me: Photo Booth!

And then I started playing around with the effects and had a mini-photoshoot :lol:

Sketch
The Sketch

(I know, I should’ve stopped at “The Sketch” but it’s so fun I decided to share the rest even though I look super unglamorous.)

Photo Booth Photoshoot
Messy hair + weird face = caught dead seen in public

Photo Booth Photoshoot
The Mirror Effect

Photo Booth Photoshoot
The Bulge Effect (Hey! I look like Jackie Chan! LOL!)

Photo Booth Photoshoot
The Dent Effect

Photo Booth Photoshoot
The Twirl Effect

Photo Booth Photoshoot
The Glow Effect (Ooh, I actually look decent here!)

Oh, look! Zayden got up from his nap and just had his feed :)

Photo Booth Photoshoot
(Teeheehee. I couldn’t help it.)

Okay, gotta run. He’s fussing now :eek:

Zayden

… and the little one said…

… “Roll over! Roll over!”

That was a song Nicole and I remember back in our childhood days from and old nursery video but we could not remember the lyrics now. The song follows with: “They all rolled over and one fell out…”

Annnd, I’m rambling :?

Zayden
Finger lickin’ good! :lol:

Anyway, Zayden Asher rolled over on his own on Saturday. I was home alone since Guan was working and TIL were out. It was after I changed Zayden and left him in his cot to have his own playtime and I realized that he was unusually silent for a period of time (he tends to cry for attention within ten minutes or less). I had placed him face up but when I checked on his silence, he was face down! And I thought to myself, “Dang! I missed it!”

Well, he rolled over for me a little while later :D

These were taken a couple of days ago after his bath:

Zayden
I LOVE THIS SHOT :idea:

Zayden
Eh, he’s actually posing :eek:

Zayden

Zayden
He leans to the left…

Zayden
… and flips over!

Zayden
:)

As happy and thrilled I am with his little baby progressions, this whole flip/roll/turn-over thing has its cons: Zayden can’t stop turning over.

Whenever I place him in his cot, he immediately wants to turn over. It gets really hard to change his diapers now because he keeps wanting to turn over. There was once I told him to stay still and went out of the room for less than half a minute and when I returned, he was belly down :roll:

He managed to turn back face up once. But he usually has trouble doing so. That’s when he cries for help :lol:

The Case of the…

… Missing Drool Cloth.

So my family (Dad, Mom, brother, sisters, Guan and Zayden Asher) and I were having lunch and it was so hot we decided to cool off at the local supermarket.

My dad told us to cool down for another five minutes before heading to the carpark while he went ahead to prepare the vehicle. While he was gone, my sisters were playing with Zayden when I saw that he was drooling a lot down his chin.

So I asked who was holding the drool cloth. My mom said my dad was, but she didn’t sound so sure. So I traced back: When Guan was feeding him earlier, I was holding the cloth, but I passed it to him (Guan, not Zayden) when I went to accompany my sisters to get some bubble tea.

Guan said he passed it to my brother when Zayden needed a diaper change. But Zayden dirtied my brother and he needed to wash up so my brother said he passed the cloth to my sister. My sister said she passed it to my dad.

Mom then went, “See? It’s with Daddy.”

So when we got onto the lorry, I asked my dad where the drool cloth was.

“Cloth?” he pointed to my mom.

“Me?” she asked, surprised.

I told my dad about tracing the cloth from me to him and he said he was the one changing Zayden’s diaper so he passed it to the closest person–my mom–and he said she put it into her bag.

“Oh, yeah…” she finally remembered.

Eh, WTG mom :mrgreen:

Anyway, we are currently on the way to the Science Centre for the Bodyworks exhibition (did I get that right?) Body Worlds exhibition and now my dad is heading the wrong way. WTG dad (if I had a rolling eyes smiley it would go here).

Twenty Ten!

Well, New Year’s eve and day itself was quite uneventful. We collected Guan’s Nikon D70 (I sent it for lens cleaning as a gift for him) and had some fun taking photoshoots :D

Zayden and I

Zayden
A rather blurred shot but he looks sooo cute :lol:

Zayden

Guan and I went up to the top floor of the block to catch the fireworks. But even though he brought his tripod along, the photographs turned our rather disappointing :?

The view
The lovely view

So we decided to do some silly shots ;)

Guan and I

Guan and I

Guan and I

Guan and I

Guan and I

Guan and I

I admit, I don’t look my best here :? (I mean, messy hair and home clothes, need I say more?) but we had fun taking them :)

Guan
One of Guan’s best pose

Now that we have a DSLR to play with, it’s time to take shots of my acrylic calendar! (Well, will do so another day, perhaps.)

Zayden
Zayden is the first (and only) baby I know who sucks his index finger instead of his thumb.

Adieu 2009

So it has come to another end of another year. This year flew by way too fast.

I still remember on this day last year, I was still working at Loof as a bartender and having a blast after the clock struck 12 because everyone was spraying water at each other with the bar gun after our assistant manager toasted champagne with us into the new year.

Man, I really miss working there :(

End of 2008
Corin, Zen and I at the end of 2008

Anyway, 2010 will be a great year. Well, I am planning that it’ll be a great year. I have lots of goals and I hope that I can accomplish them. 2009 kind of failed since I didn’t have much goals set up. But next year would be different.

1. Journal diligently – I used to write in my spiral-bound notebooks/sketchbooks almost every other day back when I was in secondary school. Somewhere down the line two years ago, I stopped. Or rather, I wrote rather inconsistently. I was either too tired or my hand cramped way too easily while furiously writing everything down. I realized that it left a huge gap in my memories and a lot of things remained forgotten :?

2. Blog frequently – When I first opened my domain, I blogged religiously everyday. I guess it took a whole lot of my time because the reason why I blogged lesser and lesser was that I felt that blogging took quite a huge amount of time. I guess I like things to be neat and I edit every photo I post here :D (Hint to Guan: Blog more!)

3. Remember people’s birthdays – I always tried to keep up with everyone’s birthdays. I would be faithful in wishing them a birthday greeting. But by around April, I would tend to forget or the dates kept slipping off my mind. I must really try to keep this in 2010 :lol:

4. Be more crafty – I stopped designing and coding websites for a couple of years now. I still have no passion in redoing my current theme (Laziness. Still, this current layout is nice). And every since I graduated from school, I stopped doing any crafty thing (aside from scrapbooking recently). I hope that my creative mojo would be back next year.

5. Get involved in communities again – I stopped forum posting when I put most of my online life on hold. It’s time to get back to the good ol’ community and make the connections again :)

6. Brush up on photography – As much as I enjoy photography, I am (as usual) still mediocre. Guan and I got this photography book and it’s all so wordy and full of theory that reading them makes me shudder :neutral: But he said he would help me out so I hope to take better pictures. I’m not sure if I should do the whole 356 photos a year (one a day) but we’ll see how it goes.

7. Finish up that cross-stitch piece that has been sitting uncompleted for the past year – That kind of spoke for itself :lol:

8. Take up Japanese class – Ever since I was 17, I have signed up for three Japanese classes. And I never completed any of them. It’s about time I completed one, eh? ;)

9. Exercise regularly – Ever since I had to stop my late-night running with Felix, I totally stopped exercising. And I found out that I could no longer do a pull-up :( I have to be able to do my usual three pull-ups at one go!

10. Keep things neat and clean – I have been a very messy person since young. Unfortunately, Guan is also a very messy person. My attempts to keep our room dust-free has not been going well so far. Let alone keeping it neat and tidy. I can now understand what my mother has been trying to teach me all these years. (Thank goodness I don’t have my own home yet!)

This isn’t the full list but I thought it would be nice to share 10 things on my list :) What about yours? (Feel free to link to your blog if you have blogged about it.)

Well, half an hour more to go! :D

Wishing everyone a Merry New Year! May 2010 be a great year for all! :lol:

Merry New Year!
Merry 2010! From Guan, Zayden Asher and myself :)

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