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Try out Lomo Effect


This was edited by me. The 1st pic was the original. Then I used my own "skills" to edit the photo to achieve the "lomo" effect. Er....still a long way to go arh?
Try out Lomo
Here's the one that was edited with the PS action I've downloaded. Looks much better and color tone is more outstanding. Gosh, I am getting another addiction! Editing photographs!
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seth benjamin

YES! Finally, he can pronounce his name. Seth was pretend playing with his imaginary friend on the mobile phone this morning. Then I heard him saying "Seth Benjamin". I thought I heard wrongly....and he repeated it again, and again....haha.... exciting to hear your own kid calling his own name. So proud of him, able to pronounce his name when he is 25 months old. 🙂

Photojournal of the week

Daddy with Seth & Grace

Mommy with Seth & Grace

Grace

Seth with Spidey in a POT

As busy preparing for the full month celebration, also, spending time with the 2 royalties, I've not managed to blog much. More things brewing in my stove, so will update soon when things are ready. Have a great remaining of the week.

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love his smile

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just the way I like him to be.

Overcomer

We brought Grace to the PD today. Just this morning, when she's asleep, I placed her on the reclining rocker. Had my lunch and while I was washing up the dishes, heard that she has a few coughs. Then another few coughs followed, thought it could be Seth's coughing as well, so didn't check out what happened till I was done with the dishes. When I walked to the living room, nearly had a shocked. As Grace actually vomited the feed I have gave her earlier, her shirt was soaking slimy, even the rocker's cover is and dripping. AIYO! So heartache. She kinda of vomited her phlegm out in the process, which to me is probably a good way to expel the nasty phelgm.

Olive Tree came back home around 1pm, the wait for Grace's turn in the clinic was about 2.5hours so we left home around 3pm so that we do not have to wait for the longest time in the clinic. Dr Lilian, gave Grace a check and said that her lungs are cleared. Checking her throat can see there was phlegm. She prescribed a cough syrup, prospan with I can't remember what's the other combined drug for Grace. My darling princess have to take medication at this age, I felt so incompetent in taking care of her and not ensuring she's healthy and all. So for the next 3 days, have to monitor her cough, her breathing. Will cough a bit more frequent coupled with phlegm, and hope it'll clear up soon.

Seth and Olive Tree have already slept in the scraproom and therefore, now the master bedroom is all to Grace and me. I woke up now as Grace was having some cough and realised that she projectile vomit again in her sleep. Got her sleeves and the bed stained with milk. Why projectile? Cause the milk vomited shot towards my Pajamas as well. 🙁

For this confinement, it seems that we are not having enough rest. Have been in waking moments, checking out the elder boy last week when he was down with flu bug. Also, Seth's nightmares. Now, need to wake up constantly to check out Grace. Tiring indeed. All I want is both my kids are well and happy. Olive Tree to completely healed from his conditions of cough, sore throat as well. Seeing all my loved ones so bugged with flu makes me very upset.

Prayer:

Jesus, you are the redeemer, the author and finisher, and you make us overcomer over all situations! These cares we cast to you and know that your promises and healings are fulfilled more than 2000 years ago in Calvary when you bear all of the sins, sickness for us! Thank you Lord for being our Savior and helper in times. Amen!

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Let it all out!

gracewk03-07Grace develops reflux for the past 2 days. Wonder what's the cause of the reflux, if my milk is oversupply or is it due to the strong let-down. As when I am breasfeeding her, she'll kinda choke herself when the let-down kicks in. I was thinking it's just a case of choking. This morning, while we were still asleep, Grace projectile vomited and I got a shocked! Quickly cleaned her up. Realised that she has some nose dirt to be cleaned as they seems to block her breathing. They look a bit greenish-yellowish, wonder if its normal as this the first time we clean her nose since she's back home from hospital. Whole day, she had cough a few times, though not consistent but always when I am bfg her or after her feed. It really worries me, as Seth just recovered from his flu virus. Was told to isolate both of them, but Seth's very clinging and nightmares almost every night. Moreover now, Olive Tree's sick as well. URRRRGH! I feel very helpless. We got to bring Grace to the PD for a check up to see if medications required for her slight cough. I can't sleep with knowing that it may be her elder brother spreading the cough to her, since Seth loves to go near Grace and show his affection. If I keep pushing him away, he'll feel so rejected. It's not easy to manage.
GraceSleeping soundly in the afternoon. Somehow, she's grown so fast, comparing to Seth at the same time. Probably is the difference in feeding pattern. Just love gazing at her while she sleeps, or she's cooing, ahhhing... very cute. I know that Olive Tree wanted very much to hold and cuddle Grace since she's born. But prior to all Seth's ailment, he was down with cough and now, after taking care of Seth most of the time, he is down again with flu and really bad inflammatory throat. Totally heartache to see him in this state.

Seth boyWhile this little guy, have been giving us quite a fair bit of headache since the arrival of Grace. Today's he went back to his "refusing food" manner. I don't know if it's due to the fact that daddy's home, and he starts to TAKAN his daddy by not listening to our instructions/nags. It's frustrating enough. End up, Olive Tree is too sick to even bother about him and went to take a nap instead. Aiyo. I am so torn between the two kids. One moment, I wanna show my care and concern for Seth, next moment, I need to bfg Grace, change her diapers and all, but I have to bear in mind to keep myself as hygiene as possible, so that means, my contact with Seth has to be kept to minimal, else I will always run to toilet and dettol my hands and arms before I handle Grace. So these days, my hands are super dry!

Seth reading Yes, if only, everyday, Seth can sit down and read a book himself, be as obedient, I would be so much more peaceful. Too dreamy...

Our prayers to God that the diseases and sickness leaves us and we claim the promises of Psalm 91!! AMEN!

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Daddy with Seth and Grace

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See the resemblance? Except for the hair, I feel both of them do look alike at newborn stage. Cute!

Grace @ week 2
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Have a wonderful week ahead!

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Latest family foto

Our first family foto with OBGYN Adrian

This being our very first family photo after the addition of new member!! GRACE! 🙂 It was taken today at Adrian's clinic. We had a good chat on our coping with 2 kids, my conditions after delivery, of course, Adrian as usual, encouraging us to try for no. 3, no. 4!! hahha... He's like the Gov. spokesperson... AS I would hope to, but let's say children is a lifetime investment, you can't get out of it and the investment equates to TIME! With the 2 little kiddos now, we are contented. Thank God for the precious priceless gifts. Also, Thank God, for his righteousness and patience.

Sharing with you the scriptures I've read:

I will praise the LORD according to his righteousness:
and will sing praise to the name of the LORD most high.
Psalm 7:17

The fruit of righteousness will be peace;
the effect of righteousness will be quietness and confidence forever.
Isaiah 32:17

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they will be filled.
Matthew 5:6

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness,
and all these things will be given to you as well.
Matthew 6:33

It was not through law that Abraham and
his offspring received the promise
that he would be heir of the world,
but through the righteousness that comes by faith.
Romans 4:13

God made him who had no sin to be sin for us,
so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
2 Corinthians 5:21

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Seth’s phrases-when he is ill now

"Oh my God"

"Oh, man!"

"Oh, no!"

"Com' on!"

"What have I done?"

"Don't do that, ok?"

"Ratatouille"

"Aiya, Aiya"

"I want to go, I want to go"

"Daddy, carryu me!"

Going Craze over… LEGO

legorescueIt all started with my Boss, who came to visit me in the hospital. He bought a Police Car LEGO for Seth. Nice. Then, Olive Tree went shopping during the weekdays last week, and bought, a Fire-Truck, a ambulance. So mommy me, put all of them together and had fun doing LEGO! Aiyo, in my lifetime, I've never really piece up a complete LEGO before!! So what an accomplishment for me! All these for Seth.

LaCie HDDAnd... on Saturday, 1st Sept, 2 days before I gave birth to Grace, Jon, Marg, Olive Tree, Seth and I went to COMEX! Just the urge to buy a LEGO External HardDisk that I've been eyeing for the longest time. Ok, From Hardware Zone, it stated that 350GB LEGO RED External HDD was selling at S$159. I was thinking, "really good buy wor!" So evening came and we went to squeeze with the crowd to get my hands on the harddisk. ALAS! When we reach the Ban Leong Booth, what was shown, 250GB External Harddisk selling at S$159. It was a typo in HardwareZone! Darn! Anyway, I chose design over the space, as there was a Porsche Design External HDD of 350GB selling at S$169 ( I think) which is plainly normal kinda of harddisk you see. Glad I got this and loving the look on my scrap table. This HDD works so well with my PB. So I can simply dump all my photos in there and save up my PB HDD space. Product of HDD is from LaCie


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