Olivia Fok

Lilypie - Personal pictureLilypie Second Birthday tickers

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Today - 19 months 3 weeks 2 days


I took this down from the school website that were set up for the parents. In particular to this photo, I love how focused Olivia is. Since baby, Oli is often praised for being focused, sometimes for the wrong reasons though. While the good reasons are enough to keep me happy... I like positive characters that follows the daddy. I am not saying how successful hubby is, but what hubby is today is a result of many positive characters that hubby has and inculcated since he was young. As for me, I can only put myself to shame at times. Sadly, Oli takes over the strong pride, "my way the only way" character of me.

I didn't follow lots of textbook methods on Oli. For flash cards, she was only introduced very late, like 10months? But she picked them up very quickly by being able to recognized them after 1 or 2 rounds of flashing. As for being able to say the objects appearing on the cards, she managed to say for those already learnt. Other than that, these days she's very willing to follow what I say. While she still has difficulties expressing herself much and me not being able to understand, we are still going through hair pulling days and Oli throwing fits and tantrums. Hopefully it gets better. 

While her pitch for twinkle twinkle gets better, she learning more songs by learning the lyrics. Hopefully to hear more songs from her in the near future! 

Oli did better with self feeding as well. She can control her spoon to her mouth without flipping the spoon like earlier on. She can even scoop wet and slippery food like perssimmon from a bowl. When she wants snacks, she requests a bowl from us by saying "bowl". That's very good table manners to begin with.

Aside the good things, I can't tolerate her throwing habits. Many times she throws her spoon across the table. When she's unhappy, she ignores me totally or she even stare at me like a gangster gal. 

I can't believe this, she's hitting t.w.e.n.t.y months soon. 




Monday, October 27, 2014

Today - 19 months 2 weeks 6 days

Last day at Penang. Under my influence of teaching them on how to extend the late check out, we managed to check out at 2pm for my room. Hence we left the room late so we can pack everything nicely and there's no last minute rush. We left the hotel at 10am and had breakfast. Breakfast was good. 


The chilli is shiok I tell you.


Their fish head bee Hoon. The fried fish is so good that we ordered the fried fish separately. 

We hopped into the cab and went straight to the peranakan museum. Better than SG for sure. If not for time limitation, we would have toured a little longer in the museum. 


We took a family selfie and my little sis was hiding behind. It was so fun. My father asked us how to take his own selfie like how both my sis always selfie. Hahah


Oli suddenly kissed me haha


Oli was so pleased the whole trip. 


One proper family pic


The 3 sisters pic

We ended the museum trip with a heart attack. We almost lost her. She was left behind. That's the problem when you have too many people taking care of a kid. Each of us assume that she's someone. My heart beat so fast when I realised Oli wasn't with us. How can we be so careless?


So that's about our Penang trip. I enjoyed because of family time and Oli had so much fun with us. It's hardly that she's always out and about and she really fussed so much lesser than my expectations. If not for our family help it can be quite tiring. The weather was killing and the wedding too. Let's see if we can make it for another holiday. 


Today - 19 months 2 weeks 6 days

Last day at Penang. Under my influence of teaching them on how to extend the late check out, we managed to check out at 2pm for my room. Hence we left the room late so we can pack everything nicely and there's no last minute rush. We left the hotel at 10am and had breakfast. Breakfast was good. 


The chilli is shiok I tell you.


Their fish head bee Hoon. The fried fish is so good that we ordered the fried fish separately. 

We hopped into the cab and went straight to the peranakan museum. Better than SG for sure. If not for time limitation, we would have toured a little longer in the museum. 


We took a family selfie and my little sis was hiding behind. It was so fun. My father asked us how to take his own selfie like how both my sis always selfie. Hahah


Oli suddenly kissed me haha


Oli was so pleased the whole trip. 


One proper family pic


The 3 sisters pic

We ended the museum trip with a heart attack. We almost lost her. She was left behind. That's the problem when you have too many people taking care of a kid. Each of us assume that she's someone. My heart beat so fast when I realised Oli wasn't with us. How can we be so careless?


So that's about our Penang trip. I enjoyed because of family time and Oli had so much fun with us. It's hardly that she's always out and about and she really fussed so much lesser than my expectations. If not for our family help it can be quite tiring. The weather was killing and the wedding too. Let's see if we can make it for another holiday. 


Sunday, October 26, 2014

Today - 19 months 2 weeks 5 days

3rd day at Penang. We crossed over from the island to BM. It was crazily hot and crowded. Oli by 11am was tired and had a major meltdown. We took very long to calm her in the car and then moved her over to the stroller to continue the nap. On our way back she was so happy in the car with my mum.


We went out for a late lunch and had all the local delights along Lorong Selamat. It was way better than the ones we had on our first night. 




We went to get the local stuffs near our hotel and en route back we took more touristy pictures. The below first pic was seen by Oli and she requested to come down of her pram and she tried to follow suit (below 3rd and 4th pic)







Oli when we were busy shopping.

Right now at the wedding dinner. Turning deaf very soon (the culture of having singers blasting the mike away) and Oli had very bad meltdown again. Now she's widely awake with my parents, hence me able to update for today. Looking very forward to be back to hotel room now, 


Today - 19 months 2 weeks 4 days 


2nd day at Penang. We started the morning with their curry mee. Then off we go for a spin for some sightseeing. We dropped off at their reservoir to take some pics.


We took a selfie and totally ignoring a grumpy tot with my father.


Here you are. Presenting the "blackess" face tot.



Paid RM27 for their butterfly farm which wasn't that interesting. Parents went for coffee break instead. 


The grumpy tot suddenly became happy when she saw "water". 


She saw a fake frog and said "gulp gulp" as per her frog YouTube. 

So off we went to another tourist point but we headed to Dome directly to feed her lunch. Must be dem hungry and fussed a little only. Then parents brought her out for a short walk.


I didn't go and I ran to the supermarket to get fruits for Oli. 

We went to Armenian street post lunch and took those tourists 101 pics.








Night was boring coz we went to a far away place for pre wedding thingy at a relative's house. Dead tired now.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Today - 19 months 2 weeks 3 days

1st day at Penang. Everything went well so far except Oli fussed for both lunch and dinner that we left home very late. Basically she was very well behaved in cabs, plane or car.



We got into the hotel by 4ish and then we roamed around George Street. Some places are familiar while most are not. More than 20 years since I last step into Penang. Got myself 2 bras and my mum bought Oli a set of clothes. Lucky Oli. 

When we got back into the hotel, it was almost 10. Oli found her blueberries in the fridge and kept shouting "bluebears" to eat them. Then she saw her favourite raisins and demanded to eat them as well. Never had such good appetite for her 3 main meals :s 


The famous prawn mee but I prefer beach road prawn mee. 


The very bored Oli who can't eat anything on our dinner table. Seriously I really appreciates that she gave us peace over dinner by keeping herself entertained with chopsticks.


Oli loves to put her arm or both arms behind her back when she walks. Looks like an old lady. Kinda funny. I guess she learn this from school.

That's all. Good day and better days ahead!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Today - 19 months 2 weeks 2 days

My eyes are barely opening right now. I have been doing stuff non stop since I woke up. Prepared breakfast and got Oli ready for school. Oli fussed, whined and cried for v long that I had to lock her in her naughty corner. When we got school, it was 945. Rushed to market and bought most stuff I wanted. When I got home, I prepared the chicken + multi veg stock and packed a bit of luggage before heading to robinsons sales. There's always things to buy. Seriously? I always ended up spending hundreds every month on their sales. Went for afternoon tea with serene and picked Oli. We rushed home to fry her veg and the rest was done by my helper. Of course, when I was frying my veg, Oli was crying. What else. Then she fussed over dinner despite being so hungry. I left home for my badminton and came home to bathe her. Then it was freezing of the stock and packing of the luggage that drove me so freaking tired. Now, resting on my bed to prepare for sleep since I need to wake up early to prepare her lunch and dinner. 

Here is Oli's meal plan for the next few days at Penang:

Friday - 
Tofu soup with salmon and noodles
Lotus root soup with fish n spinach and rice

Saturday -
Spinach soup cooked in soy beans and ikan billis and rice 
Fish stock porridge with wakaname and rice

Sunday - 
Abc soup (veg stock) with rice 
Abc soup to make porridge + broccoli

Monday - 
Lotus root soup (chicken stock) with rice 
Chicken stock porridge

Not troublesome. Just vexed over how to maximize resources and which food can be kept for a shorter/longer period. I was nagged by my mum for doing so much work for her meals and that she can eat the food there. I could have use the infant porridge method where I dump everything into the porridge but... No no no. The dumping method was outgrown so so long ago that I finally jump out of it and realized that food strike came about from the dumping method of porridge. There's easy way out for sure but it a matter of choice. 

Oli at the beach yesterday. 



Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Today - 19 months 2 weeks



And this terrible eater were asking for my iPhone during dinner. Sometimes it's okay to watch if she watches in peace and not when she demanded the vieos to be changed before a song is up. Sigh.. Though today she finished her food in 10 minutes. She had 2 big bowls of her old cucumber soup. 

Oli has been more open to more food lately. Yesterday she tried egg tarts and she didn't spit them. Today she tried banana cake and asked for more. I am okay that she nibbles them and dun have them as main food. I didn't want so much of sugars in her diet still. 

Tmr we are heading to some beach fun!