bittersweet solitude of a fireflower

February 16, 2010, 5:29 pm
Filed under: Daily Escapades, My Little Nephew

And that’s all to the long weekend? 😦


Manfred Turned 2
December 12, 2009, 2:50 pm
Filed under: My Little Nephew

Yes, very back-dated entry.

My nephew finally turned two three months ago. Yay!

His vocab has increased tremendously, knowing words like “Please”, “谢谢”, and a lot more that I can’t recall right now.

We’ll be going to the zoo tomorrow! Whee~

A Little Manny Update
July 7, 2009, 10:12 am
Filed under: My Little Nephew

This little imp is such a sweet boy who knows how to share, give kisses like they’re free, and is growing up ever so quickly.

Manfred, playing with 姨’s blankie and knowing how to turn on her clock radio

2 more months to 2 years! Oh goodness. Time flies!

And soon, he’ll be talking non-stop… 😛

June 1, 2009, 11:17 pm
Filed under: Emo Binge, My Little Nephew

It’s time for a mid-year review (man, this sounds like work!), and what better time to do it but now? 🙂

I haven’t been reflecting much these days (note the very short and crisp posts of late)… or rather I choose not to reflect and delve too deep into things; capturing those special moments with beautiful pictures suffice to tell a long story short.

So. Here goes.

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Her Conversations with Children
February 9, 2009, 12:49 am
Filed under: My Little Nephew, Oozing Overload

(from her.)

权权, 2++ years old

I’ve asked him, “权权, do you want daddy to carry you?”

Head shook.

“How about mummy?”

Head shook.

“Uncle? You want Uncle to carry you?”

Head shook.

And that’s how I ended up with an aching right arm carrying a 15kg-boy who didn’t want to let me go.

And he brawled when he came out from the toilet and found that I wasn’t there when I had told him that I would go back to his house with him (we were  just around the corner trying to top up the cashcard, and he had to change his diaper in the toilet).

Bethy, 3 years and 6 months old

She looked at me shyly and said, “Hi Auntie fireflower”, a smile slowly creeping across her face.

“Do you want to do with me?” (work on her book with Math and English stuff in it, that’s what.)

“Sure Bethy!”

She went on to finish a page. “Now can put gold star.” *searches for the page containing gold star stickers so that she could stick it on the completed page*

“Ok you need to go drink milk milk now, then Uncle A and Auntie fireflower are going off,” her mother said.

“Auntie fireflower, will I see you later?”

“Yes you will.”


“Yes, girl. Go drink your milk milk now.”

Manny, 1 year and 5 months old

“Man-man fred, hello!”

“Hi!” *waves*

“Man-man fred, what’s this?” *points to a car*

“Car car!”

“Man-man fred, can you say ‘papa'”?

“Pa pa!” *high pitch then low pitch*

“Can you sayang 姨姨?”

*knocks his head against mine*

“Bye bye!” *waves”


January 27, 2009, 11:45 am
Filed under: Daily Escapades, My Little Nephew

It was a mad house yesterday at my aunt’s place, with all my nephews and nieces (my cousins’ kids and Manny) creating a havoc like no one’s business.

Top left: Ethan; bottom left: Ethan, Ashleigh, Sean; middle: Jia taking a photo of Manny; right: Ashleigh the pretty princess

Sean has just entered my primary school because he got into the GEP (good job!) and he told me he had difficulties singing our school song because it was too fast. Haha. Exact sentiments dude!

Ashleigh has grown bigger now and is bespectacled! But she didn’t seem to mind wearing them, and she has become less shy this year 🙂

Ethan is a terror (maybe it’s true, what they say about “terrible twos”), but an independent one. He seems to be able to amuse himself without his siblings (and has this great fascination with balls), but joins in whenever they are having fun.

Jia has this new fascination of taking photos – up close and personal. She’s very talkative too, except that she doesn’t like it when my mom wants to hug her…

And of course Manny. He’s just grown so cute, hor? 😀

Having fun with balls (what’s with balls and kids?), watching his older cousins from afar

Ang pao money has decreased tremendously this year, but we won money (again) at mahjong! Hehe 🙂 A last minute 五台 really saved the day.

Well off to collect more ang pao (and hopefully more money)! 😛

He’s One
September 13, 2008, 12:44 pm
Filed under: Daily Escapades, My Little Nephew

It’s been one crazy year, for everyone in this household.

I know I should have loved you a bit more. I know I should have played with you a while longer.

But it’s been one crazy year, for me as well.

And I’m sorry that I couldn’t cope; I couldn’t cope with my own life and you.

But anyways.

It’s been one crazy but wonderful year with you.

Happy birthday, Man-man-fred 🙂

姨姨 is going out now to buy you your present ok? 🙂

(this photo was taken at the end of June; really outdated, but honestly he still looks just as cute.)

Addendum: I didn’t manage to get him anything. Sigh.