Newspaper is Yummy!

~ Posted on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at 12:33 AM ~

Yes you read that right! Read on to find out why I said newspaper is yummy!

Earlier today, I was on my usual round of blog hopping - checking out the blogs that I followed and posting my comments and then I came across this post from one of my favorite bloggy friend (Mama's Little Chick) and the picture of her cute daughter with a newspaper hat suddenly reminded me of something silly I did back when I was really young... about 4 years old or so... surprising I could remember this childhood memory of mine hahaha...

For those of you who followed my blog, please don't start thinking that I am really naughty and mischievious (wait a minute... I'm having this Déjà vu moment... Yikes!! That is usually what I said about Benjamin! Hah!) Yes, I know I blogged previously about my horrible childhood where I actually stuffed some red saga seeds into my nostril and got it stuck...

So anyway, when I was around 4 years old, we lived in this 2 storey terrace house and although there are 2 bedrooms and a living room on the 2nd floor, I remembered every night our whole family will bunked in and sleep on the ground floor's living room (there are only 4 of us in the family: dad, mum, my elder brother and myself) I'm not sure why we don't sleep upstair (I think there are some eerie occurrences or something during night time) but I remembered mum used to do a lot of sewing last time (during day time of course).

Her sewing machine is located on the 2nd floor and she always piles up a stack of newspaper on the foot rest when she's not using the sewing machine. So being young and curious, I'd be wandering and toddling around on the 2nd floor accompanying my mum while she did her sewing.

(*Image taken from Google image search)

Again, I am not sure how it started but I remembered squatting down near her sewing machine one time and checking out the yellowing newspaper... and then I started tearing off a very small piece of the yellowing newspaper.

And I shoved it into my mouth.

And I started chewing it.

And I swallowed the newspaper bits.

And I repeated the act over and over again - everytime mum did her sewing.

I don't know how long this goes on or how often I eat those newspapers... I do remember by the time we shifted out of the house to a government flat nearby, I was going to be 7 years old. Am not sure whether those newspaper I ate are harmful but yeah... at that age, it is kinda yummy... probably because it is yellowing and OK, OK, it's gross... I don't think I should continue on further... hahahaha...

So, that's it... another one of my memorable childhood experiences...

Next time you see a newspaper, think about a little girl who ate it for ermm... 3 years??

(*Picture of Ben above rubbing his tummy... contented? ;P)

BURPPPPPPPPP!!! 

YUMMY!!  Hehehehe...

Putting On His Sandals...

~ Posted on Monday, July 19, 2010 at 12:32 AM ~

Look what I discovered a few days ago...

Yeap... At 16.5 months old, my little man is trying on his sandals...

It was a hand-me-down sandals from my ex-colleague (*Thanks Winnie!) but still looks brand new! Anyway, I kept it for sometime now cos' I thought Ben is not ready for it yet. I mean, he does wear his shoes (Velcro type) when we bring him for walking or when we were out during our family outing but Ben has never try on a sandals. One that he has to slip his own foot into it and press with his toes to keep the sandals from sliding or coming off his foot.

A milestone I would say!

I just stood behind and let him fiddle around with the sandals..

I wanted to see whether he can figure out which is for left foot and which is for right foot. Hehehe...

Obviously, my son is very intrigued with this new sensation and discovery...

Else he would be running off elsewhere playing other things instead of still standing there trying to put on the sandals...

When he managed to put on one of the sandal, he lifted up his foot to examine it.

It's like he's wondering what is this new 'toy' on his foot...

Before I managed to compliment and praise him for what he did, he gave me his other sandal.

And then he limped off with the sandal which is still on his other foot and continued playing with his other toys.

The day after this incident, Ben is pretty much still comfortable with wearing only one of the sandal. My theory is he felt more secured and safe if one of his foot can still touch and feels the ground/floor, hence the reason why he only wore one of the sandal.

But after a few more tries and 1 more day passed, Ben got used to wearing the sandals, and voila!

Ben wearing the sandals correctly and walking around at our porch.

Now if we mentioned 'Let's go! Get your sandals', he'll run off and looks for his sandals and quickly put it on so that he can go out with us.

Cute!

** Read: Psalm 86:11, Proverbs 4:12

7 Links Challenge!

~ Posted on Saturday, July 17, 2010 at 1:33 PM ~

Oh yipee! I'm so excited! I'm taking the "7 Link Challenge" which is hosted on Problogger. The idea is to publish a post that is a list of 7 links to posts that you and others have written that respond to the following 7 categories. The links are as follow:

* Your first post: Home Sweet Home! is my first post in my own blog domain. It is kinda nostalgic cos after almost 13 months of blogging on Blogger, I decided to make the decision to leave it and go for my own blog domain and designed my own blog from scratch. Although the migration process is tiring and draining (I could only tinkle with the blog images and design when Ben is asleep and I'm not a web programmer or designer so everything is DIY and trial along the way) but at the end of the day, when everything is completed, it feels good-kinda like giving birth to another baby! Hahaha...

* A post you enjoyed writing the most: That would be one of my latest post "How To Exercise Your Toddler's Brain?".

As a SAHM, I am very fortunate to be able to take lots of pictures of my mischievious and ever curious toddler, so some of those pictures are real cute and I decided to write up a funny post based on some of Benjamin's latest silly antics. I hope you guys will enjoy this post as much as I do!

* A post which had a great discussion: That'd be a post entitled "After Two Years..." which was written when I had my menses back. Sorry if this is TMI for you to handle, but after two years (hence the title), the day I dreaded finally arrives... It's really been a bliss during those menses-free phase but I guess I shouldn't complain much as I am still able to breastfeed my toddler (16.5 months old now) without any problems at all!

* A post on someone else’s blog that you wish you’d written: I saw this article about "What Makes a Good Friend?" in a Christian website and decided to share it with my blog readers through my blog meme "Today's Awesome Discovery". I did add on my comments after the article as that is what I normally do (rather than just plain copy and paste other people's posts for sharing, I think there's a nicer touch if I add in my own notes and comments following the article shared)


* Your most helpful post: During my phase of migrating over from Blogger to my own self-hosted website, I learned a lot of things. So, as and when I have the spare time to blog about it, I do try to share out what I learned through my own blog meme again "Today's Awesome Discovery". So far, I had only written a tutorial post called "What is Gravatar?".


* A post with a title that you are proud of: Oh wow... when I have the time to think clearly, I can come up with a lot of funny post titles but I guess for now, that'll have to be "Ben Gogh in the Making??" Yes, you read that right, Ben Gogh.. not Van Gogh.. click on the link to read more on why I am proud of this title... Heheh...


* A post that you wish more people had read: Hmmm... I'd love it if everyone read ALL of my posts hahahaha... but if I am to choose one, well, I guess it'll have to be "What Makes a Good Friend?". I feel that it is a very inspiring article and wished more people could read this..

So there you have it... I've taken and survived the 7 Link Challenge! Woohoo!