Friday, May 30, 2008

Cast your net

Please to inform that we have 'gave birth' to two (2) new 'babies' i.e. Mezra Builders Enterprise and Mezra Marketing & Trading on 26th May 2008 in launching ourselves to the deep by faith.

'Mezra' word was derive from original Malay word 'mesra' which mean friendly, hospitable, amicable (Webster's Online Dictionary Malay-English). To give it a global image, we change the 's' to 'z'. It also derive from the anchor word 'Ezra' which mean 'My Lord is my helper'. In Turkish 'Mezra' is also means 'arable field'.

In a quick glance, each of them will embark in separate business section:
  • Mezra Builders Enterprise will deal with construction from design, conceptual to physical constructing works.
  • Mezra Marketing & Trading will deal with products marketing and also trading. We are currently working out the products to be brought for marketing
A separate dedicated blog will be posted to service the above. So stay tune for further updates.

In the mean time, should you or your friends/contacts need such service feel free to give me a buzz. We are open for business!

"Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch." Luke 5:4

Look who is talking

Reanne was bustling with words (baby words that is) when Ah Kong and Ah Ma is playing with her. If you know her, most of the time she has a very cool expression. You can definitely say that the ice was finally broken when her laughter sound the air. Just look at her face.

Meanwhile, her big little ko ko Ivan was too busy playing his stuff together with siow Yie (you can hear her voice calling Ivan at the background). This clip was taken by Ah Chia (Ivan 3rd Ah Yie with her phone camera. Thanks Ah Chia. It's a special moment to remember!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

A Father's Song

Animations - mnote13 A moment ago I just managed to sing Ivan to sleep. Yes, daddy blue eye boy was being lullabied by. It has been that from the moment we train Ivan to sleep on mattress when he turned 1 year old.

At first mommy is the one that sing. Don't know how the role changed. Most common one is A B C, twinkle twinkle little star, Hosanna in the highest and Give me oil. I sang this song almost so regular it became as if routine lullaby sleeping song.

Tonight, it was a bit different. It's no longer sound like lullaby to me, if not to Ivan also. It was a song of worship to Heavenly Father. The songs was sang from the heart. A warm felt heart. I just could keep on singing. Simple wonderful. And of course Ivan slept.

I encourage all fathers to sing the Father's song with their children. In my case it was two birds with one stone kind of situation. I worship and at the same time putting my son to sleep

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Bottle to the rescue

This is one of the 'oddess' feeding bottle we ever seen. Yes it exist and under the brand name The First Years - Breastflow produced by Learning Curve.

Thanks to Silas & Rachel who help sourcing it for us. Hope Reanne able to adapt to this 'cute' teat better than the rest and improve on her bottle feeding routine.

Sichuan Earthquake - The Unsung Heroes

In every crisis, there will be those who without reservation will go all out to give a helping hand to the needy - the unsung heroes

Sichuan Earthquake - Love Without Borders

Its amazing what the human spirit can do when situation demand us to raise up to the occasion. We will overlook the colour of the skin, religion and background. Often the unnecessary borders is just in our mind.

Hillsong United

I just got to know that they are here to perform at Glad Tidings AOG, PJ on 28th May 2008!

Concert pass only RM50.00

Please be informed that concert passes will be available at the following centres:

1. KL - Ps. Michael (03-91303687) & Ps. Lisa 03-42513697
2. PJ - Gwen, 03-79582777 (GTPJ)
3. Ipoh - 03-3134511 Contact person: Ai Lean or Samuel (Church of Praise)
4. Klang - Ps. Gideon, 03-33415407 GT Klang
5. Malacca - Jason Leong, 0165297862
(City Community Church)

For further information you may call 012 3879938 or check out this blog at Hillsong United live in Malaysia

Monday, May 26, 2008

Casting seeds

I just remember roughly a month plus ago I have registered Ivan for a musical class. My conversation with Rachel while we were googling with our babies reminded me of that decision.

Of late, Ivan has become restless more due to the arrival of his little sister who have might temporary taken the limelight from him. He is no longer the only entertainer in the family but two more not to mention also baby Sarah. He seems bored easily. Possible why he move around the house creating unwanted attention. This is not quite helping my mom who is now taking care of two babies.

We have taught of sending Ivan to nursery. However Ivan interests for music is undeniably prominent and strong. He specially loves drum. He would often take his crayons or toys to act as drum sticks to play. He would sings also. His favourite song for now is Hillsongs United - One Way, Jesus. I downloaded the video music concert from YouTube and ever since seeing it Ivan loves it.

That's bring me to decide to register him at Yamaha MusicKids which designed for kids at 3 years of age. It is 9 months programme with parental participation. Ivan is going to be 2 and half this July and that when his class going to start. Anyway it will depends on how Ivan receive it. Hope he likes it and able to brings out the musical talents lays within.

Lord, let Thy mercy falls

After two weeks the death toll of the May 12 earthquake in southwest China's Sichuan Province has claimed 62,664 lives and left 358,816 injured and 23,775 missing. It was a 8.0 magnitude strong earthquake. Today an aftershock of 6.4 magnitude earthquake strike again!

I can't help it but to mourn with them the huge lost of live this Sichuan people have to go through. Many little children was tragically killed.

On May 19, almost the whole world mourn together with China through a candlelight memorial.

Lord, have mercy to the people of China. Let Your mercy falls unto this nation. For those who are still reported lost, Lord save them and reunite them to their family. Comfort those who have lost their loves one. Heal this traumatic experience from the hearts of those who survive. Most of all heal this nation I pray. Amen.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Yong Tau Foo

As usual after Sunday church service we don't exactly know where to have our meal. When we reach Taman Connaught, mummy say why not eat the Yong Tau Foo which we have not been patroning very long time.
This is our 'first time' visiting them after they have move into their own shoplot. Previously they run it as individual stall together with others in a corner shop nearby where they have relocated.
They foods is still as good especially their fish ball. Ivan's favourite food as you can see in the photos. He munch and munch as both mummy and me dig in our noddles. Reanne was quite comfortable in the stroller.
Ivan managed to take some photos of his mummy and daddy with the phone camera. Very good pictures taken as you can see.
By the way the restaurant name is Khuang Li Yong Tau Fo at No. 14, Jalan Waras, Taman Connaught, Cheras. Do check it out.

Colours of frienship

I don't know how it started but it happened. During Sunday message, Ivan took out his colouring book. Then little Shanon and Candra decided to drop by Ivan's place with their 'sticker' books. Ivan was a bit too busy eating his raisin. Not really bother by the two little girls presence.
Seeing the 'gathering', I took out Ivan's crayons and offer to them. The three some just enjoying themselves in the colouring fiesta!
I am glad Ivan enjoy his peer company. At home he don't have much of this opportunity.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Mid Nite Oil

I took this picture of Reanne and myself while both of us is trying to get each other to sleep. More like me trying to get Reanne to sleep. It was almost 2.00am in the wee morning where most people already in 'REM' (rapid eyes movement) sleep a.k.a deep sound sleep. But she was well alert with eyes open wide. Mummy was way too tired and fast asleep.

Finally she doze off about 2.00am plus. Phew.

Talking about burning mid nite oil.

To drink or not to drink

Lately Reanne's milk consumption has been a concerning issue for both of us. She is not drinking as much as we expected especially comparing to her younger cousin sister Sarah. She don't seem to suck well from the bottle which either she haven't master the bottle sucking technique or still prefer direct breast feed. We even have try with other brand's bottle teat. Headache.

We suspect partly because mummy has resume works and she use to be directly breast fed. But our patient have run tin. Yesterday we decided to get our regular paediatrician Dr. Khoo to check on Reanne whether any thing affecting throat. I was just recovered from bad sore throat but mummy just has it. Everything check out to be fine. Doctor says possible of transition period where mummy goes to work and it is quite normal since a lot other parents also complaint the same issue. Doctor propose to find bottle teat that is as similar to natural nipple. Gotto go searching then.

Overall Reanne is just fine. Active and also very interactive with people around her. Her vocal command are getting more and louder. Oh Lord, please make sure Reanne's growth developments are all well and according to Your plan. Protect and cover her with the blood of Jesus.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Book Fest 2008

BookFest@Malaysia 2008
, with the theme “READING EMPOWERS”, showcasing more than a million books
by both Overseas and Local publishers is now into its third year. Held for a duration of 9 days, the BookFest will be presented in yet another massive and exciting event from 24th May until 1st June 2008, at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, KLCC, Halls 1-5, stretching across the first week of the school holidays.

Covering an area of approximately 100,000 sf., the BookFest provides a platform for the potentials of trade alliance for mutual benefits and gain an insight in implementing successful strategies to create business market in the Asian Industry. To complement the BookFest, a series of fun-filled and exciting activities is planned throughout the whole duration. BookFest@Malaysia 2008, tailored to reflect the conscientiousness in education, the stability of economic growth, the rich culture and heritage of a multi racial country.

The exhibition showcases the latest books published in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and United Kingdom. Therefore, the exhibition will be opened from 10.00 am to 10.00 pm from 24th May to 1st June 2008. Admission is chargeable at RM 2 per ticket. FREE admission for students 18 years & below and senior citizen 60 years & above

My Computer

Finally our home desktop pc has been restored after sending it to be repaired. I will be collecting it today. Apparently the power input hardware was faulty causing the pc unable to be power up.

Well, look forward to set it up for new blog posting. Gosh, its already been few days I last go blogging.
The fingers sure itchy.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Going Three

Today our dear baby girl is already 3 months old! Funny things is that she as though has been with us much longer then that. It has been a fascinating and challenging time last 90 days since Reanne was born.

Throughout this few short months, she has experience and seen quite a lot of things. She enjoyed her first Chinese New Year (Reanne was born on the 9th day of CNY), received her first Ang Pow, witnessed her first nation Election (Malaysia 12th election), celebrate her first Easter, enjoyed her first outstation vacation (at Kuantan) and celebrated first Mother's Day with mummy dearest. She even got promoted as older cousin sister when her younger cousin sister Sarah was born. (Click here to see photos of them together by Rachel). It is really a remarkable time for her and of course for us as parents as well.

Reanne has been really a blessing to both of us from the beginning. God has generously bless us with one son and one daughter. Chinese says it is a phrase of completeness when you has children of both opposite sex. We want to thank and honour God for His favour and love for us.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Blog Up

Getting very frust! My home desktop PC is on strike since last Friday. I suspect one of the hardware is down. What to do, it is pretty outdated - Pentium III.

Now contemplating to buy a laptop to replace the old PC. More money going out. Hmmmm........ unless miracle have upon the broken down PC. Gotto pray hard on this.

I am temporary posting using alternative PC (from other source la).

Friday, May 9, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

To all the mummy out there, wishing you a Blessed Mother's Day.

We acknowledge your loving tender care and sacrifice given to us all this year.

Love YOU.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Like Brother Like Sister

I purposely search out Ivan's archive photos of him about the same months with Reanne to see the resemblance between both of them. I would brother like sister la.

Ivan when he is about 2 1/2 months

Reanne now about 2 1/2 months

There is only ONE

Indeed with the addition of new family member, there bound to be some sort of extension, be it emotionally, physically, materially and etc to compliment the increase. Simple demand and supply principle.

But when there are two children with only one stroller, this simple equilibrium just not working well. The existing stroller was purchased to chauffeur Ivan around. Now Ivan has difficulty to relinquish it to Reanne to use since she needed it most. Several occasions we have to distract Ivan in order to put Reanne to the stroller. Unfortunately it doesn’t last long before he clings to it again. Ivan is still in the learning stage of sharing with sibling. Other than that Ivan is pretty much protective of his sister.

Hmmmm…….we need solution, if not our mobility will be badly affected or worst grounded. So far we can see two options, either purchase a new buggy to cater Ivan or hope and pray Ivan going to grow out of the attachment issues. Former option sound more logical and practical.

We have to bear with the tug-of-war for now until we find a suitable buggy or the turning around of Ivan’s mindset.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Close up with our Princes

This afternoon I managed to get a close up photo session with our daughter Reanne as an update.

Throughout the session Reanne was very cool and co-operative in letting me capture her potraits. I didn't do much to impress her except pressing my camera shutter. Reanne was just acting casual. The photos turn out Great! She is so cute and needless to say.....very cool. (Unlike her daddy camera shy!)

Extend Thy Tent

Announcement. I just launch a new blog 'iLove Photography' in realising one of my dreams to move in Photography arena.

Come and view it but most important of all drop in your comments and contributions. I look forward to be more active in this arena not only as enthusiast but also passionate as well.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Labour of love

Yesterday public holiday for Labour Day, we got our chance to do some 'upgrading' shopping at Parkson Sales near our place.

We term it as 'upgrading' shopping because we really need to upgrade our children clothes especially Ivan. Time do past by furiously fast. As if just yesterday I was holding Ivan when he was just a baby. Now he is 2 years and 3 months old. Added to that Reanne who turned 2 and half months old also need some extra clothing as well. Anyway we can't act bias on any of our children. Along the way Ivan put up some resistance to try on new clothes (maybe he still prefer the old). Eventually we managed to buy for both of them. We are happy and contented feeling that we have blessed our children although they did not ask for it (actually they don't know how yet).

That brings to my realization into the bigger picture how much God Himself want to bless all His children even at times we don't ask for it. And we resist God when He tries to introduce new things in our life just because we prefer the old a.k.a comfort zone. I remember one person said that God actually, willingly and more eagerly to give all the best if just we can accept it or not.

Being parents sometime do bring that parallel and analogy
revelation of God Himself being our Father ever loving us. That is our Labour Day's labour of love.

Babyland Annual Grand Sales

Just found out today that Babyland located at SS2, Petaling Jaya is having their annual sales for all baby products from 24 April to 11 May 2008.

Might drop by to shop for Reanne's stuff.

Rice prices go up

Kedah is facing an increase of between 15 and 40 per cent in the prices of certain varieties of rice. Local super grade rice is also unavailable.

A check at several supermarkets and sundry shops here showed that the Jati Special, which is usually sold at RM18.50 per 10kg bag, was going for between RM23.90 and RM26, while imported rice such as the Siamese fragrant rice had gone up by between RM8 and RM10 a bag.

Rice wholesalers claimed millers had upped the price of a 10kg bag of rice by between 30 and 50 per cent. - Bernama

I guess we better start to eat potatoes already (not French fries please).

Extra, extra........

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad enters blogosphere!

Che Det, the critical Malay writer of the 1940s whose essays explored the problems of the Malay world, is back - in the blogosphere. It was the pen name used by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad when he wrote essays for the then
Straits Times newspaper.

His site at is simply titled "Dr Mahathir Mohamad".

Friday, May 2, 2008

May Day, May Day

We got new incoming.

Congratulations to Joshua and Mary Janice for the birth of their first baby son, Janson Ong on the first day of May 2008!

Click here to view their birth adventures.

Indeed Labour Day shall never be the same again.