Monday, July 18, 2011

Dad's BIG 60~

Dad turned 60 on Dec 29, 2010 and we were supposed to hold a celebration for him on the exact day......
unfortunately, hubby was down with chicken pox the day after Christmas and the boys too - a week after daddy got it! and YES...we postponed the dinner because it wouldnt be meaningful for dad to hold a birthday celebration without the presence of his son in law and beloved grandsons....

Hence the dinner was postponed to almost a month after the original date and it coincides with the pre-CNY celebration. So it was a 2 happy occasion combined!

Dad loves spending his free time playing mahjung, so we thought what could be a more appropriate cake than this?! Specially made and presented as dad's birthday gift from his 2 beloved nieces - I-Ling & I-Vee

It was just a small celebration with close family members and everyone had a great time, especially mom & dad! They were the Datuk & Datin of the night ;D

The loving couple ;)

Portrait shot for Datuk & Datin

It was truly heartwarming for me to see how happy and cheerful dad was on his special day and I was glad we held the celebration for him. One only turns 60 once and to have a special day surrounded by all his loved ones is just a truly blessed occasion......May he has many more happy and healthy birthdays to come in future!

The YEOH clan

The extended YEOH - GOH clan ;)

Dad and the 'super heroes' of his life ;)

Dad and his 'girls' ;D

Beloved sis, sil & cousins

Beloved sis

Grandchildren??? ya. sort of...except for the BIG kid on the right!


Just recalled that we left for our much-awaited family trip to OZ (Melbourne & Gold Coast) right after my post last September.
This trip was planned a year before and it was indeed a memorable one - One spent with mom & dad (which rarely happens) and I cherish every moment spent with them. Not to mention the inclusion of hubby, my 2 boys, sis, tua ee & ee tiuh made it all a much treasured memory. Would have been a more perfect adventure if bro was with us there.......exams got in the way and that fella missed out on the trip....

Wont say much about the trip...will let the pics do the 'talking'.....


@ Gurdies Winery on the way to Philip Island

Huge space @ Gurdies Winery

@ Maru Park on the way to Philip Island

Group picture @ Philip Island

Sis & I @ Philip Island

 Puffing Billy!

 Mom & Dad....Love this pic!


 @ Movie World Gold Coast

My super-hero :)

Love this shot!

Captain Roy @ Zach on Board the Aqua Duck!

Yee Yee & Roy

Looking forward to another trip together..........

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Bouncing back...

Hellooooooooooooooooooooooo again!
Just noticed that my last post was dated way back in Sept last year!
Soooooooooooooooooooo many things have happened and I regret not blogging as often as I planned to when I first started this blog.....

Anyway........picking up from where I left behind in my last post...YES! I've ventured (together with a partner) into a small business dealing with all-things-party! Well, I actually took up a franchise business cos hubby thinks that's the fastest and easiest way to start a business without much research needed.

Feel free to drop by! Quote my blog and get a 20% off your purchase - assurance by the owner herself *wink* macamla many followers in this blog.......syiok sendiri only!

Well...that was hot and happening almost 9 months ago. Was busy running errands here and there and trying my hands out in learning the trade, etc........
Sadly, ......I'm no business material :(. Things havent been smooth and I have to admit that at some point, I was on the verge of giving up.......and thought that being a stay-at-home-mom was indeed more of my thing than being an no likey run business..... whats with dealing with unreasonable customers, high staff turnover, unhelpful franchisor, tight business finances, etc.....arghhhhhh!!!!!!

However, with the support and advice I gained from friends and family, especially from my beloved and reliables business consultant cum advisor cum HUSBAND, I'm picking up the pieces and beginning to cop pretty well now.......

I understand that we have our ups and downs in everything that we do.....important thing is tht we hav to pick up where we fall and be positive about it with sheer determination and confidence.
I have learnt my lesson and still do.....everyday is a learning experience for me and I shall take it one step at a time.......
I anticipate more challenges ahead but I shall just take it in my stride and not too stressed out over lil things......there's more to my life than THIS!

More posts soon....promise!