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NYE @ Barangaroo

I can’t believe we’re 10 days into the new year!

We spent our New Year’s Eve at Barangaroo. Tickets were limited to 10000 and it was a family friendly event, meaning no glass and alcohol. We all had a great time sitting around enjoying our picnic and the view of the harbour bridge whilst waiting for the fireworks to start up.

For those who are looking for a safe environment to watch the fireworks for NYE  next year – I highly recommend Barangaroo! The space allocated was so large that it didn’t feel crowded at all. Plus, the view was really amazing!

Hope everyone had a memorable NYE!

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Can you believe it? Where did the time go this year?

As Clara said on her post a few days ago – we really have had some ups and downs in our family this year. The latest tragedy being so close to Christmas day as my mum lost her beloved sister in Singapore. It was indeed a sad time for everyone..

So as this year, the final day of 2009 is about to end, I’m going to list down my most memorable moments that I am thankful for this year, all the big and small things that matters!

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Celebrating my dad’s 60th Birthday in Hong Kong with all 1o of us! And also meeting up with my parents in law there too!

Birthday lunch at Nobu (sorry no pictures of the birthday boy, he likes to remain anonymous:))

First Disneyland experience for the kids.

For my friendly neighbours..

You might remember my post about sponsoring a child many months back. I’m so thankful that this year we’re able to sponsor 1 more girl from the Philippines, again through Compassion. This cause is really something that is so close to my heart. I am forever grateful for God’s abundance blessing in our lives so that we can be a blessing to others in need. Please consider sponsoring a child too!

For making it to 30 years on this earth.

For potatoes, all kinds of potatoes..

For my casual weekend job..

For all the fun trips far and near..

Chinese new year festivities in Macao

Halloween in Bali

For books…

For Christmas time with all my family..

How did we end up with SO many presents?

Caroline and her family

and most of all for this cheeky, adorable little guy who has brought so much joy to our lives!

2 years old Jayden

Have a wonderful new year ahead everyone! 🙂

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Reflections

As the year almost comes to a close, it only makes sense to look back and reflect on the year that was 2009.

It was a mixed bag this year, full of highs and lows. For me personally, moving to Sydney and starting work would have to be the greatest achievement this year. I relocated from Perth and settled here to begin the part of my life as a working woman. Other highs for me would have to include Jay Chou’s Sydney Concert, a family trip to Bali/Surabaya and the purchase of my piano!

It was a great year, but in some aspects, it wasn’t the best.

Whilst others mourned the celebirty deaths of Michael Jackson and Brittany Murphy, my own family lost two very loving people, my eldest aunt and second uncle. These two were well loved among our family and will be greatly missed. Rest in peace, Tua-Ie and Li Ie-Tiu.

Another scary time this year would have to be when Stella was sick. Being an aunt and I’m sure Kelen would agree, your heart skips a beat and you really pray and hope for a speedy recovery. Thankfully, Stella is back, happy and all recovered 🙂

If there’s anything I’ve realised more than ever this year, is that life is precious. Live each day as if it were your last. Love all and give generously. Be sincere and genuine to people. Don’t let the sun go down with a frown on your face and sort out all problems before you sleep.

So as 2010 creeps up on us, I really hope for a happy, prosperous and healthy new year. Let’s make 2010 one to remember and make it a year that you’ll look back on and be proud of.

And since a post always looks better with a photo, here’s one of the kids, all together!

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Tis the season to be jolly!

Merry Christmas!
  

  
Wishing everyone a blessed and fun-filled Christmas.

Enjoy spending time with family & friends and really cherish the moments 🙂

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100

We’ve finally reached 100 posts! Yay!

Thanks to everyone who’s been reading and contributing to our blog. We certainly enjoy writing as much as we hope you enjoy reading about the things we go through in our lives.

Today is actually Mum’s birthday.. so HAPPY BIRTHDAY MUM! Really hope you have a fantastic day! Thanks for always spoiling us with your love, care and most of all… the best home cooked meals ever. We love you!!!

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The Bug is Back

…the flu bug that is!! I’m so annoyed. He was already eating so well and seems to be back to normal, but now he’s down again. I think parents really have to think twice before taking their sick kids out, especially to play group etc. Jayden definitely caught it from the play group at church. aaarggh!! because not only he’s sick, but he’s not eating or sleeping well, plus he’s so clingy. Add to that he threw up all his dinner & milk last night, on the sofa, all over the carpet AND on Joe’s Wii steering wheel! not the best night…:(

A few days ago we celebrated Joe’s birthday. We had a delicious dinner at Kobe Jones.. Soft shell crab, Beef amiyaki, BBQ Baby Back Ribs, Seared Pepper Salmon, Volcano Roll and Mushroom Salad. Mmmm. YUM! It was even better because Jayden was asleep during dinner, so we really enjoyed the dinner 🙂 We forgot to bring the camera though, so no photos from dinner, but here are some photos we took at home with a very simple chocolate cake.

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Home Sweet Home

We are finally back home after almost 1 month away in Perth. We had such a relaxing time, Jayden loved having so many people in the house, especially the last week when we had our Grandma, Aunt and Uncles from Indonesia. He loves doing “Rollovers” with Aunty Caroline, playing and fighting with Jie jie Stella and annoying Grammy & Grampy (Jayden’s new name for Grandma & Grandpa)

Having said that, this time it was also a time of grief for our family, as we lost our beloved uncle last week from a terminal illness. It was difficult to see him suffer – he was in constant pain and within a week he had lost so much weight and lost his speech and wasn’t able to move. He was only 60. It really reminded me of when we lost my mother in law 3.5 years ago… We pray for God’s comfort and strength for my Aunt and my cousins and their families through this sad time…and we thank God again and again for His blessings over our family.

3 kids all in 1 car after the funeral

3 kids all in 1 car after the funeral

On a happier note – I think Jayden misses Stella already. He was looking for her today. Here are more photos of the kids together last week 🙂

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Stella showing Jayden how to ride a bike

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Jayden doing some stunts on the bike!

Jayden doing some stunts on the bike!

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