ETA: Wow. Apparently there was an ugly drama going on. I don’t want to comment much since this is the internet, after all…

So the voting contest on Facebook got cancelled Here’s what the organizers posted:

ANNOUNCEMENT OF EVENT CANCELLATION

Due to continuous reported complaints of spamming and flaming of participants in this event to us and Facebook, we regret to announce that this event will be cancelled with immediate effect. We understand many of you have taken the time to commit to this event and we deeply appreciate your efforts. We wish to let you know that cancelling this event was a difficult decision to make and the final resort we had to take.

We thank all for supporting this event and we hope most of you have made new friends and had a fun time looking at everyone’s photos. This page will still remain as a platform for all to share their baby photos with each other and to befriend more friends.

Thank you once again for supporting us and do continue to tune in to “Precious Babes” currently airing Monday – Friday at 9pm on Channel 8.

Take care

I know I should probably be angry with them (like how a lot of parents are at the moment, as they express it freely on the event page, and the organizers keep deleting those complaints. Actually, it’s quite hilarious.) But I don’t know why I find the whole thing rather funny

I personally feel that the whole thing wasn’t really well organized nor thought through. I mean, they didn’t even state what the prizes were! (And it didn’t occur to me until my friends asked what Zayden Asher would win.) There wasn’t a set of proper guidelines nor rules, thus, the spamming and flaming flooded the comments. (I wouldn’t really say flame but the spamming was just advertising, right? After all, they didn’t state that it wasn’t allowed.)

Anyway, I personally feel like I jinxed it by entering Zayden. It always happens to me :?

Ah well, it’s a nice tickle to a long day

So… if you know me, I don’t usually do this. So here it goes:

Please help to vote for Zayden Asher by clicking “like” on this URL! (Do login to your Facebook account first.)

Zayden Asher
His photo entry. Isn’t he such a happy kid?

I have a lot of friends bugging me to enter Zayden in a baby contest and I’m just not that kind of parent. This seem like a pretty easy contest and I’ve entered him. So it would be greatly appreciated if everyone who sees this can vote and spread the word! (Well, just vote. I don’t think any would spread the word though! *lol*) If he doesn’t win I’m not going to enter him anymore :? (Yeah, once bitten, twice shy.)

Also, thank you everyone for your birthday greetings!

Now, go vote/”like” and spread the word!

ETA: Elisia has kindly created an event to make it easier to spread the word (and, get the correct link!) so it would be awesome if you could help too (by inviting and rallying everyone to vote)

(Please inform me if either links are not working for you.)

Oh, wow. It’s June already?

I’m not sure what this month can bring. After all, I have always quite liked June since I was young. The long holidays must have something to do with it. Or maybe it’s my birthday. Anyway, June is awesome!

Now that Zayden Asher is growing up, I sort of miss him when he was a newborn. All small and snuggly, not struggling to get out of my embrace, not-so-smelly poop (minus the watery parts and staining his clothes half the time), really tiny hands and feet…

It makes me feel like wanting a newborn all over again But that’s definitely not going to happen any time soon! Those who have met me over the past few months would know that Zayden just tires me out and I’m always complaining about not having time to do my stuff. (Not that I’m complaining about him. He’s such a dear.)

Anyway, I saw this on an e-newsletter and I am sooo tempted to get something for him!

baby adidas shoes
How cute is this?!

baby Converse shoes
and this?!

baby PUMA shoes
I wonder if they have this in my size

(Pause for a bit. I’m very distracted by an old re-run of a local drama serial (The New Adventures of Wisely). Casting great, old stars like Li Nanxing, Zoe Tay (I love her!), Phyllis Quek, Yvonne Lim (I love her, too!) and Hong Kong actors Michael Tao and Patrick Tse. ZOMG! They are actually playing Aqua’s “Barbie Girl” in this scene?! :? )

Anyway, ever since I was pregnant, I have some deep fascination with baby feet. They’re so tiny and cute and very, very smooth. When Zayden was born, his feet was smoother than his skin!

baby feet
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baby feet
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baby feet
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Siiigh. Cuteness overload ♥

(Another distraction. Has anyone seen the new commercial for GATSBY’s facial wash? It’s so funny even Zayden laughed at it. Oh, Adventures of Wisely is back on again. I wish there was English subtitles on these midnight re-runs. I still can’t understand what they’re saying half the time )

I’m hoping for many good moments this month Wishing you a great June and summer/winter!

I feel like I managed to accomplish certain things today. Perhaps it’s because Zayden Asher is recovering and he’s not as cranky as before I managed to do a layout for Scrap that Baby! and two journal pages (have yet to upload those though). I also managed to upload some stuff into my Flickr

(If I didn’t mention, I’m taking an art journal class at the moment and it’s awesome! :D)

Zayden Asher
Zayden laughed when I opened this photo to edit.

My sister returned this whole stack of DVDs I’d lent her the other day and as they were sitting around the floor (totally not back on the shelf yet), I decided to watch them. Yesteday, it was Toy Story. But he got bored after the opening scene (I actually quoted every line out loud!) Guess what today’s Pixar movie was?

Zayden Asher
My poor cover…

Check out more photos here

Just a note: I love getting (relevant) comments everywhere

Over the weekend, Zayden Asher was having a high fever but when we brought him to the doctor’s on Monday night, he couldn’t pinpoint what exactly caused the fever. But when rashes broke out yesterday, my mom said it could be false measles. False measles (roseola) affects kids between 6 to 24 months and can’t be diagnosed until the rashes appear (which does after the fever breaks).

The funny part was that Zayden didn’t seem really sick. Aside from the high temperature on Sunday and Monday, he was still very active and happy. Well, he was crankier than usual and his appetite wasn’t that good but if you didn’t know he was burning up, he look like any other healthy baby :?

Anyway, he’s 8 months old today (it usually slips my mind whenever the clock strikes 12 on the 13th but I’m always reminded because my mom always text me to congratulate on the X number of months I’ve been breastfeeding)

Zayden Asher
The poor, spotty baby

Zayden Asher
Can you see his little tooth?

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

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

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

Zayden