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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Ryan's Car Collection

Ryan likes to play cars.....everyday he will play with them, he even asked mummy & daddy to accompany him playing with his cars. Actually some of his cars are brought back from Medan (belong to Ryan's cousins), last Dec when we were back to Medan, his cousin gave him some cars to play and then When we were back to Sibu on Feb'09,I brought all the cars back too for Ryan. Subsequently, mummy & daddy & grandma also bought some new cars for Ryan to play.
What I can say is that 'Everyday is a CAR DAY' for Ryan.Sometimes the cars have to accompany him sleep too. Some new words that Ryan learn while playing with his cars " lorry,car,shell (he is referring to shell ferrari car), e-o-e-o (he is referring to police car), hong-lan (he is referring to the alarm on police car - blue and red colour alarm).

Dragon Boat Festival '09

Another backdated post....Lately I was pretty tiring after taking care Ryan. Actually I have alot of things in mind to be write up in this blog ,but every night I was too lazy to update my blog.

Let's get back to this topic. Last Thurday 27 May'09 was marked as Duan Wu Jie (Dragon Boat Festival). As usual, MIL started make zongzi a few days before Duan Wu Jie. I did not how to make....I will only contribute my mouth to eat...hahaha:)
MIL make 3 types of zongzi : peanut,bak chang & red bean.

On 27 May'09, MIL cooked alot of food for dinner to celebrate the Duan Wu Jie (almost 10 dihes served on the table). Same time, MIL also invited some guest came to our house for dinner.Ryan also enjoyed eating fried mee with vege+fried chicken that day.Sorry too busy eating...so never snapped any pics.

Let's me share with you all the history of Dragon Boat Festival:-
Dragon Boat Festival is called Duan Wu Jie in Chinese. Jie means festival. The festival is celebrated on the 5th of the fifth month of the Chinese lunar calendar (June 4, 2003).

The most popular theory of the origin of the festival is that it was derived from the activities of commemorating a great patriot poet, Qu Yuan. The story about Qu Yuan has been deeply rooted in Chinese culture and this festival, so it is definitely a very important factor for the origin of the festival.

But since some of the well-known traditions of the festival already existed even before Qu Yuan, other origins of the festival were also suggested. Wen Yiduo suggested that the festival may be associated with dragon closely because two of the most important activities of the festival, dragon boat racing and eating zongzi, are related to dragon. Another view is that the festival is originated from the taboo of evil days. The fifth month of the Chinese lunar calendar is traditionally considered an evil month and the 5th of the month is particularly a bad day, so a lot of taboo had been developed.

Most likely, the festival was gradually derived from all of the suggestions and the story of Qu Yuan is certainly the driving power to make it a great festival today.

Like other Chinese festivals, there is also a legend behind the festival. Qu Yuan served in the court of Emperor Huai during the Warring States (475 - 221 BC). He was a wise and erudite man. His ability and fight against corruption antagonized other court officials. They exerted their evil influence on the Emperor, so the Emperor gradually dismissed Qu Yuan and eventually exiled him. During his exile, Qu Yuan did not give up. He traveled extensively, taught and wrote about his ideas. His works, the Lament (Li Sao), the Nine Chapters (Jiu Zhang), and Wen tian, are masterpieces and invaluable for studying ancient Chinese culture. He saw the gradual decline of his mother country, the Chu State. And when he heard that the Chu State was defeated by the strong Qin State, he was so despaired that he ended his life by flinging himself into the Miluo River.

Legend says after people heard he drowned, they were greatly dismayed. Fishermen raced to the spot in their boats to search for his body. Unable to find his body, people threw zongzi, eggs and other food into the river to feed fish, so hoped to salvage his body. Since then, people started to commemorate Qu Yuan through dragon boat races, eating zongzi and other activities, on the anniversary of his death, the 5th of the fifth month.

Zongzi is the most popular food for the festival. Zongzi is a special kind of dumpling. It is usually made of glutinous rice wrapped in bamboo leaves. Fresh bamboo leaves are the best for the wrapping since the taste and smell of the fresh bamboo leaves is part of zongzi. Unfortunately fresh bamboo leaves are hard to find.

Today you may see zongzi in different shapes and with a variety of fillings. The most popular shapes are triangular and pyramidal. The fillings include dates, meat, yolk of egg, etc. The most popular fillings are dates. The festival is closely associated with zongzi and dragon boat races. More importantly this is also a national patriot festival through commemorating the great patriot poet, Qu Yuan. People are reminded that the importance of loyalty and commitment to the community in the festival.

Lastly I wish all my friends ~~ Happy Belated Dragon Boat Festival ~~

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Neno Award

Thank you so much to Sha & KC for this award.

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My New Horse

** A present from Grandma **
Ryan like playing with the horse,he will say ' yau yau yau' while riding the horse. The horse has 2 functions : rock like a rocking chair & use leg to ride/move the horse around.

Put on a Tie

Ryan likes to play with new thing..whenever he saw something new in the drawer or table, he will grab & play with it. One day, I took out measuring tape to measure his height...he was curious on the long long thing that I took out from the drawer. After measuring his height, he asked for this measuring tape,then he climbed to the bed & try to think what he could do with this measuring tape.He tried to put on his neck and it seem like he was trying to put on a tie.Of course, he did not know how to do it. He was keep trying n trying....Looking at him so enjoy playing the measuring tape, just let him play for awhile while I was busy taking his pics.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Away from BLOGGING

Dear my blogger friends,

I will be away from blogging for a period of time as I really do not have time to update my blog.Ryan was sick for the past few days (throat infection + fever 'on & off').Have visited doc n hope he will get well soon.

I will update my blog once Ryan has fully recovered. Takecare to all my friends!!


Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

Today 10th May 2009 is marked as Mother's Day.
Wish All Sweetest Moms ... in the world *** Happy Mother's Day ***

Let's check out this web for the history of Mother's Day.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

My 27 Months Old

Times flies super fast....blink blink blink *** Ryan already reached his 27 months.More worries is coming ahead especially in deciding which school for him to go,will he be able to adapt to his new environment next year (plan to enroll him for Kindee next year),will he behave well at school,and of course,the happiest thing is HE is Mommy & Daddy's precious Son.

Let's me mark down his development:

Weight : never measured since his last jab Chicken pox.
Height : long time never measured.

Favourite food :
1.Any kind of vegetables(long bean,ladyfinger,sayur sawi,and lots more to mention - will be a long list). Dislike sweet potatoes.
2.Fruits : apple,pear,grape(his most favo fruit - can eat about 12 grapes at one go),dislike banana(used to be his favo fruit).
3.Fast food - can finish 1 pc of KFC with 1 bowl of rice + tomato sos,no soup.
4.Any biscuits and titbits (try to cut down this consumption to avoid heatiness).
5.Prefer barley water than green bean soup.
6.Like to drink RIBENA,soya milk(he will call 'milk milk').
7.Dislike Kuetiau,like to eat Mee.
8.Like to eat 'Cream Cracker cake' (made from egg,lunchean meat,cream cracker - nextime will snap the pic if I make it again).
9.Like to eat bread - with kaya, ice cream or tomato sos.

Speech development :
1.Some new words that I can remember : Star,Sun,Moon,Stop (Ryan will say'top top'),Go,Sit,Tree,Hot,Shell(Ryan is referring to Ferrari car from Shell petrol kiosk),etc...
2.Can sing melody of few songs (Barney Songs - our way to grandpa's farm,Ba Ba black sheep, Twinkle 2x little star,Are you Sleeping) & Miss Pattycake' songs.

Other development :
1.Copycat his daddy or mummy action - stand in front of mirror and touch touch his hair.
2.More demanding - never promise him anything in advance,he will even remember the promise after his nap.
3.Like to walk by his own while going out,however, he still want to sit at trolley supermkt and wanna touch the racks's stuffs.Itchy hand!!
4.Like to put on a hat - which he dislike when he was small(below 1 yr old).
5.Diaperless during nap time - so far 2x accidents.
6.Drink milk - 2 x per day(Enfagrow a+).

At last, Wish Ryan ~ Happy 27 months old ~