Monday, November 28, 2011

Kuala Gandah Elephant Senctuary

My papa brought us back to KL and had to go back to island to finished packing so our grandparents decided to bring us to the elephant sanctuary.
So I ride on my ah Kong elephants to see the gentle giant. This is how big an elephant is! And they are so clever too!

And I ride on my popo! The view is nice up here! Just like how the elephant can see!

This elephant sanctuary is very nice, they treat the elephant well, and mama told us that all the elephants were rescued. Some are orphans, because their parents were killed or captured. Some lost their home due to deforestation. Here I am feeding a baby elephant banana.

At the sanctuary there is a man explaining about elephants, and some very clever elephants show us what the elephants can do. We can ride the elephants too, but we went on Deepavali holiday and there were a lot of people, and the ride seats were full, so mama said next time we will try!

Because we came when it is raining, the trip had to cut short. But we were really thrilled to see the elephants and feed them too!

This is after the baby elephants took their bath, we took a group photo with our neighbour. We didn't look too impressed because we were too closed to the elephant, and my friends started to cry so me and my mei-mei also felt disturbed.

Mama told me next time we will go in the river with the elephants and bath with them! We will take papa next time too!

Note from mama:
This is a must visit with your kids. It is a very well taken care of place, no administration fee, only donation. You can bring food and picnic there, bathing with the elephants seems really nice. You will have to obtain another type of pass for bathing and riding elephants. They are doing this so to limit the number of trips for the elephants. They are at the sanctuary for protection not for show.
A lot of information about elephants can be seen around the park, and lovely environment they have for the elephants old and young.
It is only about 1.5 hr drive from Kuala Lumpur.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Monsoon Holiday part 2 - Reptile and Butterfly Farm Melaka

Hello all, here is the second part of our very happening monsoon holiday, within 1 week, my mama got us to see many things. This time we have to go to see doctor at Tangkak for our allergies so we went to Ayer Keroh to see some real crocodile!
We arrived at the Reptile and Butterfly Park along with papa and mama, and off we went to explore the park.
We were first greeted by this huge Galapagos Lizard, I really love it! It loves his vegie just like us!

The park is not very stroller friendly so I help my papa and mama to carry KA's stroller when going up and down the stairs.
I loveeeeee the reptiles, especially the snakes! I got soooo excited being able to see the snakes up close!
Check out the size of this python! Papa said it can swallow a cow whole! Woah!
FINALLY! I got to see the REAL crocodile. There were so many crocodiles here, and we saw one went underwater, and blew bubbles through the eyes! Papa said he had never seen crocodile which could blow bubbles through the eyes before!
I ask the crocodiles if they are selfish (the show Selfish Crocodile), but they seem to share the pond with each other without fighting, so mama told me they were good crocodiles and sharing crocodiles.

When my brother running around yelling with excitement I just enjoy sitting in my stroller, feeling like a princess.

My favorite part of the part is the butterfly park. There are so many pretty butterflies and flowers around. My brother would point them out for me, and sometimes tried to catch one for me. But my mama got crossed at him for doing that, because she said it will hurt the butterfly.

Look at me, am I as pretty as the butterfly?

We love our adventure at the Butterfly and Reptile Farm.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Kai Ann's allergy - 2nd Visit to Tangkak Dr. Wong

Through a blog mom's recommendation, we took KA to see Dr. Wong who practice NAET. After 1 and a half month of taking the drop given by the doc, we revisited him for a follow up.
Her egg allergy was 25 (range between 0-25 for allergy level, for 25 being the highest), and it is now dropped to 7. He informed that we are doing very well for her allergy to dropped from highest to 7. And it would be totally cured in no time!
Both KJ and papa's allergy improved also, and best news is KA had less skin irritation since we started the drops. The fee is not cheap for the revisit, it is RM100 for the new drop. In total we spent RM240/person for 2 visits so far. But we felt it is worth it, if the allergy can be neutralized!
For those who wanted contact for Dr. Wong, here is the info:
Clinic Wong
No. 114, Jalan Payamas, Tangkak Johor.
Clinic hour is 8-1245, 2-4.30pm Monday - Friday. Weekend please call to find out timing.

It is very easy to find, take Tangkak exit, after toll, turn right, and go into Tangkak town, go straight after seeing police station on your left, it is the shop lot right pass the police station on your left.

You can go there for the famous beef noodle before seeing the doc. Good luck!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

1st week of our monsoon holiday - Part 1

We are back from the island for the monsoon, and mama wasted no time and started our adventure with a lot of things lined up.
First she found out that we manage to catch the last show of "The Selfish Corcodile" by the Bunderbus Theatre, and she took me there. This is the second time I have been to watch a live theatre. The first one was Elmer the Elephant but I think my mama forgot to blog it. This time I am 3 years 4 months old, and am a big boy. I enjoyed the show more, and dance and sang along with the animal a lot. I even get to play ball with the antelope! My mama bought me the book and we have to read the story every night! Wonder where was my papa? He had to miss all this because he went to Johor to attend his friend's wedding.
The next day we went to KL Bird Park with my best friend Lukas and his sister Maya, my sister's best friend.
This peacock was a show off, he flew to my front, and opened up his tail and made sure everyone saw him and took picture of him!
See what I mean?
After watching all the birds, we took a break on the swing.
This is us, mama said we were monkeys in Bird Park!
I like bird park, we can have our meal in the restaurant and watching bird at the same time. Also I like watching papa and mama fighting with the birds because they keep coming to steal our meals!

More adventure coming up!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Kai Ann 18 month old

Hello all, I am Kai Ann, I am 18 month old. I have got electrifying smile, and I know how to use that as my best weapon. I have got bad egg allergy, and my papa and mama had tried everything but still had bad eczema, until recently our visit to a homeopath and it had finally got under control. An occasion of flare out, but nothing serious like it had before. As you can see I scratched all over my face and chest.
Besides that, I am perfect!

I love dancing, and dance very well, this is my newly invented shadow dance. Enjoy!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Our "School"

in today's class we did the following subjects:

Biology - Science

Math & life science

Social Science

Environmental Study

Physic & Chemistry

Physical Education

Performance Art

There is also home science, math, English, Malay, Chinese for another day.
Welcome to my classroom!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

KJ learn to write

I am homeschooling KJ, and letting him decide when he is ready to learn. I notice he recognized some "shape" of words and letter, so I started showing him how to write. This is him writing the first letter. He is an "A" monster now, he will "draw" A on any surface.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Big Screen!!

Hey, is KJ here, I am 3 years old, and I am a big boy. Big boy does cool things, and among all the adventure, we tried watching movie this time!
I love the movie Cars, and I watched it so many time on my little DVD player until I can memorized everything!
So my papa decided to take me to a real movie!

We boys had a good time together!

and I got to see some of my friends up close!!

The screen is giant! And I love the pop corn too!

I had a little peeing drama in the cinema which my papa uses a bottle to solve, but we accidentally wet my underwear in the dark, and I was feeling insecure without my underwear, and started to get cranky, but papa manage to calm me down, and we finished the whole movie! After the movie, papa praise me for being a big brave boy, and asked me to choose a Cars toy, I took the King, and papa reward me with McQueen because I wasn't greedy and only ask for 1 toy.

I had a very nice day with papa, and that day I slept at 8pm, cause I was so excited and worn myself out!

Thank you for the Movie! ((:

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Kai Ann and her eczema - NAET 101

Kai Ann been suffering with rashes and itch since birth, and we went through many ways to finally find out she is allergy to eggs. Recently her eczema got worst, and she scratched the back of her legs raw. It really brake our heart watching our pretty princess going through such horrible ordeal!
Hubby has got family history of allergy, and he too suffer from a lot of itch, this time round I am determine to find another solution which is seeking help via Homeopath. This term was introduced to me by meeting many travelers. I have met many parents who travel with their infants, and they went to places like India, mountains of Papua New Guinea with young baby like 4, 5 month old, and they all sworn by the homeopathy travel kit they carry with them. A good friend Libby also mentioned about the NAET method her homeopath uses on the patients.
So we came back and I did a shout out on Facebook, did not hear anything, a few people came back to me and provide me some contact, but non of them with recommendation, and I was worried and not too sure. Finally our best friend Synnee say my post and said she had a blog friend who has a daughter who suffer from eczema and saw this doctor at Tangkak, and through her we got the contact, and found more blog entries by other mommies about this doc.
We called immediately, drove 3 hours (1 hour was spent stuck in a jam near Nilai) and arrived Tangkak at 12:43pm (2 mins before the closed for lunch) managed to register, and went to the famous Tangkak Beef Noodle. After 2 bowls of beef noodle each (KJ included), we went to see this doc. I was very excited about this visit.
When we went into the doctor's office, Dr. Wong is a very pleasant man, soft spoken, not like those really famous doc I had been recommended who show the "I-know-what-I-am-doing-and-I-am-famous" and "You-r-such-a-lousy-parent-who-make-ur-child-sick" face. Before we went I sort of inform hubby about NAET method so he knew what to expect.
The doc had the child sitting on our lap, and let her hold a test tube with potential allergens in them, and we were to raise one arm and he will push the arm down, we were to resist the the push, but when the tub contain substance that the test tube holder is allergy to, the arm will not be able to resist the push from the doctor.
He has got basket and basket of test tube with all sort of things you can never think off. He will go through the allergen and finally when found, he will check the level of severity. There is a scale of 0-22, Kai Ann is allergy to egg, and it is the highest of 25! Kai Ann started screaming half way, and demanded to be carried by me, and wanted out, so we can't really continue any further, which is a shame, cause I suspect she has more.
Ronnie and KJ also got tested, and Papa is highly allergy to Yeast, and House Dust Mite, and KJ is to House Dust Mite, and Dog. It solved the mystery of Ronnie's itch and poxy spots on his back. Now we know that Vit-C contain yeast, and that is the cause of his outbreak whenever there is fly bug around and he started on Vit-C.
The doc gave them all drops, which is prepared by having a tube of saline, and with the substance you are allergy to next to the bottle, and have them spin really quickly to get the aura of the allergen into the water, and with a drop behind the tongue, it will slowly coax your body to build up immune system towards the allergen.
The fee is not cheap, but if it works, we don't mind!
For those who wish to give it a try:
Klinik Specialist Wong
No. 114, Jalan Payamas, Tangkak. Johor.
Clinic hour is 8am-12:45, 2pm-4.30pm Mon-Friday

It is very easy to find, take the exit at Tangkak, pay toll, turn right after toll to Tangkak town, you will enter the town, just go straight and you will see a police station on your left, the clinic is at the shop lot after the police station.

Will keep a picture blog on the progress of KA's eczema.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Roseola - Mama's entry on illness

KA had high fever for 4 days and nothing we did worked, and there was no other flu like symptoms like she usually had. After the 5th day of fever of average 38.9'c it suddenly stopped and follow by flat rashes all over her body. As we suspected KA had Roseola.

We had experience with Roseola when KJ was about 17 month old. But being inexperience and first time parents we freak out with the prolong fever, but was lucky that our pead advise us against anti-biotics because they all think it was viral infection and nothing anti-biotic could do about it! Yes I said they, because as I mentioned before we were new parents and were freaking out so we took KJ to 4 different doctors. Finally when the rash broke, and the last pead just sent us away and said, "Oh, it is Roseola, don't worry, it is the easiest of this family, like chicken pox and measles."
Now with KA, we were more relax, monitoring her fever, keeping her hydrate, and finally her fever fell, and rashes form, and we confirmed Roseola.

Relax. Don't panic!
Every time when the kids had fever we as parents will not be able to sleep at night. Worrying and getting ready to ER.

Here are some tips on Fever:
  • Fever is a way to show that the body is doing some fighting, a low grade fever should not be too much of a concern, just keep monitoring the temperature, if it is between 38-39'c I generally let the body fight it without using paracetamol.
  • drink a lot of fluid, I usually give 100plus without gas, or best if you can get coconut water.
  • if the kids are active, not rejecting food (might not eat as much but still eating), they will be fine in no time.
  • Fever over 39.4'c will required immediate attention, after sponging down, give them paracetamol, fever should go down shortly. After taking paracetamol, do not give another dose within 3 hours.
  • Suppository is used only at night when necessary, and restrict to 4 per day!
I usually let the kids soak in bath tub longer, and they are happiest in there.

Good luck mama and papa!

with love,
KJ & KA's papa and mama

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Kai Ann is 16 month Old

This is Kai Ann, and I have found words, and can compose some way of communication into somewhat call a sentence.
I can identify quite a few things, including my own body. I can give command, and do it very well to everyone. I am very fierce, and if you don't listen to me, I will bite!!
I love music, and will hum anywhere anytime when I am happy, and I will dance, and yes I can dance very well just like my grandma!
Physical development wise, I can run, and can climb up and down the chairs and to the table and onto the high chair and back out through the table, stopped and dance on the table, and climb back down from the chair. Something that my koko (big brother) still can't do as well as I can! :)
Oh, and my favourite thing is my mama's nen-nen, I sometimes call her nen-nen, not mama! hehe!
Ok, got to go now, the sound of BabyTV is calling me!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Breastfeeding my hyper-allergy baby - Mama's Entry

Breastfeeding has been a challenge with KJ, but being a determine cow, I succeeded and breastfed KJ to 16 month old, I stopped because I found out one day that I did not have any supply at all, and suspected it was due to my pregnancy with Kai Ann, and demanding little sister is taking all the supply to herself.
Breastfeeding KA was easy, at least I thought. Being an experience "cow" latching and supply was not a problem at all, she has been breastfed exclusively since. After 2 weeks, KA started to develop rash. Something we had experience with KJ before, only difference is, her rash didn't go away like the pead predicted, and continue to get worst. We seeked professional advise and all seems to think it is "milk rash" or "hormone rash". Finally a doctor told us the baby could be allergy to my breast milk! I was devastated when I heard that! I can't understand how can my baby be allergy to my milk? Isn't it developed especially for her? I felt so lost, and down, and at the same time blaming myself. I was given Isomil as a supplementary, but KA was determine to only want my breast milk, and rejecting the supplement, I continue breastfeeding her against all odds.
With some help from a dear friend Libby, we search the internet and decided to start an elimination diet, because we notice that some days she is fine and somedays there is a outbreak of rash. At first we cut off all allergy food like shellfish and nuts, she continue to develop rash, so we had to move to plan B, which is the total elimination diet: Eat only one kind of food for 3 days in a row. If no rash developed, that is "safe food", move on to the next type of food, and repeat the process. It was really bad news for mama, but I lost so much weight because of that and I am not complaining! :)
Finally we found the source of her allergy: Egg (highly allergy), raw cucumber and Jumbu Air. The last 2 was only found out when she started solid and we gave her cucumber and jumbu air. How bad is the reaction? If she touches eggs on her skin, it will blister like burn! She also reacted to margarine, but not butter.
If you have a hyper-allergy baby, you may want to try my method.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

I am 3 years old!

Hello everyone, yes I am 3!!!!

I am so happy that I got a nice Buzzlightyear Cake for my birthday, and I also manage to blow all the candles all by myself!

We had 2 times celebrations, but both are very small ones, nothing fancy like my 1st & 2nd Birthday we are having just my ah kong, ah po, papa, mama, jiu-jiu, ah che, and ku po family. That is my small birthday in KL.

We went back to Sitiawan to celebrate with my yeh-yeh and mah-mah.

I got all my cousins celebrating with me, and I really love having 2 time blowing the candles!

I love the birthday song so much!

And blowing off the candles.
I love the cheese cake, but not the top part, just the cheese part. Mama, can you hurry up please?

Friday, July 8, 2011

Dancing Queen

My Little Dancing Queen.

Monday, May 23, 2011

KJ's Photo Journal

Hello Everyone, I am KJ, almost 3 years old.
sand time
I am a busy beach bum, playing sand, swimming,
me and my bike
Riding my bicycle, hunting dragon
humdee dumdee
creating things with my imagination...
crocodile having afternoon nap
Story telling is still top of my list, like this is a story about crocodile taking their afternoon nap. If you can't see that I meant, you need to update your imagination!
I am very big in dragon, and "How to Train your Dragon" been on my box office top chart for a very long time after "Toy Story" and "Toy Story 2".

Recently I took a liking to photography:
me and papa
I have been snapping away on my mama's iPod. This is me and my hero, PAPA!!

mei-mei in de graden
This is my mei-mei in the garden chasing butterfly.

self portrait
This is me, mama, and mei-mei...

self portrait 2
And me, myself, and things around me on the move!

You like my photography skill?