Sunday, November 1, 2009

This video was captured by Daddy. I Can sing pretty well now, don't you think so? hee...

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

My Baby Sister: Alyssa Ng

This is my baby sister (on the right), born today at slightly before 4pm. Daddy says she looks like me when i was a baby. Tell me what you think?

Would you like to play with me?

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Updates about myself

I think it's time to give some updates on myself and my achievements. Daddy is starting to stray away from my updates by giving generic information...... Daddy, this is my blog leh.... so please focus on me ya. hee.....

Ok so what's my achievements so far? Let's see...... Now I can say / do the following:
- Play imagination (do cooking and pretend the pot is hot and insist that mummy blow before she drinks from the cup)
- Carry and strip my doll (but still cannot dress up the doll)
- Apply moisturizer on mummy and myself (I'm vain, yes I admit!)
- Sing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (not missing any words now and quite in tune hee)
- Sing "Naik Naik ke Puncak Gunung" - that's an Indonesian song.... taught by Kaka Wati (my all time favourite "nanny")
- Mix the lyrics of Old MacDonald and Rain Rain Go Away (it's called Andrea's song)
- Count 1 to 10 in English and now moving on to 11 - 20 but still learning in progress
- Count 1 to 10 in Bahasa Indonesia
- Count 1 to 10 in Mandarin
- Differentiate shapes (circle, square, triangle)
- Say A, B, C (but sometimes still miss out certain alphabets)
- Draw straight line (quite straight lah...... tested by PD recently hee)
- Swim / paddle at least 2m length with only the help of 2 arm floats...... in an adult pool ok! (now practicing how to blow bubbles in the pool hee)

Ok, i think that's about it.... will update more next time.... and oh ya, my all time favourite qn now is "Mummy / Daddy, zuo she me? (What are you doing) or Mummy / Daddy, chi she me? (what are you eating)"

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Co-sleeping is key culprit in sudden infant deaths

Caught this article on Channel News Asia and thought it might be good to share this important message.....

PARIS : More than half of sudden infant deaths reviewed in a study released Wednesday occurred while the babies shared a bed or sofa with a parent. The incidence of so-called sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, increased when the adult "co-sleeping" with the infant had recently consumed alcohol or drugs, the study found.

SIDS entered the medical vocabulary some 40 years ago to describe cases in which babies, mainly two to six months old, died for reasons that defied explanation. Since then, research has identified several SIDS risk factors related to behaviour.

Sleeping on the tummy rather than on the back, for example, was far more likely to lead to an otherwise unexplained deaths. Soft objects such as pillows in a baby's crib, along with mothers who smoke, were also associated with a higher number of deaths. Public awareness campaigns in many developed countries have cut death rates by more than half - from about 1-in-800 live births to less than 1-in-2,000 - over the last two decades.

But questions remained about how to account for this dwindling number of cases, and whether they occur more frequently in some sectors of society than others. To help find answers, a team of researchers led by Peter Fleming of St Michael's Hospital in Bristol, Britain, studied the 80 unexplained SIDS cases that occurred in southwestern England from 2003 through 2006.

They compared them with two other control groups, one with 82 "high risk" infants of smoking, socially-deprived, single mothers with two or more kids, and the other with 87 babies from randomly selected families. Of the SIDS infants, 54 per cent died while co-sleeping with a parent. "Much of this excess may be explained by a significant... interaction between co-sleeping at recent parental use of alcohol or drugs," the researchers said.

In the two control groups, the rate of co-sleeping was about 20 per cent. The study, published in the British Medical Journal, also noted that one fourth of the infants who died were swaddled, and one fifth used a pillow, a far higher percentage than in either control group. Socioeconomic deprivation did not seem to be a factor.

"The dangers of this combination of behaviours are, for the first time, convincingly shown in this study," Edwin Mitchell, a professor at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, noted in a commentary, also in the BMJ. "We have learnt that SIDS is largely preventable," he continued, calling for better parental education.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

My Latest Artwork

I am kinda into drawing nowadays. It is a great way to express my inner feelings. Do let me know if you are keen to buy my art pieces. I will definitely offer my fans good discount for them!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

New Shoes

This is what Daddy got for me from his trip to Hong Kong last week. :)

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Household insects not the only ones at risk ...

Chanced upon this article which i thought would be important to share.....

Singapore TODAY Newspaper: Household insects not the only ones at risk ...
Jul 31, 2009

WASHINGTON - Patients with childhood leukaemia have elevated levels of household pesticides in their urine, according to a new study by the Georgetown University Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Centre.

"We compared urine samples from children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and their mothers with healthy children and their moms," said study researcher Offie Soldin. "We found elevated levels of common household pesticides more often in the mother-child pairs affected by cancer."

The research was published in August's issue of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring.

"We shouldn't assume that pesticides caused these cancers, but our findings support the need for more research in this area. We know pesticides are found in at least 85 per cent of households, but obviously not all the children in these homes develop cancer," added Ms Soldin.

Conducted between January 2005 and January 2008, the study found that 33 per cent of mothers of kids with ALL used pesticides, as compared with 14 per cent among women with healthy children. - AFP

STOP putting your loved ones at risk, START using non-toxic household products today!