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doragon bebi

In kindred,love on February 7, 2012 by carinasuyin

Our little one is a traveller even before he’s arrived! We found out I was pregnant in November after coming back from a conference in Orlando, Florida; what I thought was jet lag turned out to be a positive pregnancy test. Then we went for a 10-day holiday to Kerala, India in December, back home to Petaling Jaya for Chinese New Year in January and just last weekend to one of our favourite cities – Bangkok. Lots of fresh seafood and plenty of walking!

So far, this little baby loves spicy food but not fast food and sweets – he’s got his daddy’s tastebuds. It has been an easy first trimester with just mild nausea and the occasional fatigue. It’s amazing how you start caring for this person growing within you so much that his welfare come before yours and your thoughts go automatically to him in your daily decisions…

Just a little embryo at seven weeks

Side profile looking like Charlie Brown 🙂



stained glass revelations

In kindred on November 7, 2010 by carinasuyin

Who would have known that attending mass on a lazy Sunday morning would reunite one with his primary school best friend (who still remembers the ice hockey Nintendo game from you as the best birthday present ever!) and brought about a wedding invitation which means an upcoming reunion with more primary school buddies!

Let’s see what jolly blessings next Sunday brings… muaahhhhhaaaahhha 🙂

P/s: Bunny Hole List tally is at 3 of 31 (1C,1N,1W)



In kindred on October 12, 2010 by carinasuyin

This little cutie is turning one soon!


fearless: the third decade

In bits & pieces,kindred on October 11, 2010 by carinasuyin

A scrumptious chocolate banana cake from awfullychocolate arrived today, commissioned all the way from Brisbane, Australia! Love you lots, The Other Sheepgirl, thank youuu!!!

We are 21! What discounted age are you taking abt? Pffffft 😛” Haaa yes, much of those halcyon days as an undergraduate are still recalled with joy. It had felt momentous to turn 21 in the last year of the second millennium with all of one’s trepidation, hopes and excitement echoed and shared by the entire world. Drama.

Ten years later, numerous adventures have since surpassed that milestone and lend gravity to an otherwise insignificant narrative, even as they begin to sketch new lines onto an ageing mien… There’s something warmly assuring in the way that this beginning of the third decade misses not the youthful celebrations but acknowledges the calmness and sovereignty of being happy, no matter what age I may be. Turning 31 is magic, blissfully and surprisingly so…



In kindred on September 7, 2010 by carinasuyin

Jeng jeng jeng! John’s mom discovered picture SMS templates in her mobile phone… 🙂


captain wildchild and the silly switch

In kindred,love on August 15, 2009 by carinasuyin

Hanoi. Hong Kong. Taipei. Hanoi. Taipei. Hong Kong. Iran. Bali. Hong Kong. Jeju. Hong Kong. Kathmandu.

Wah. It’s been seven fierce months. I’ve never worked so hard in my life. I’ve never been more comfortable being off the social radar. I’ve never been more determined to rest, play or be lazy. I’ve never been happier just loving and being loved. I’ve never been more at peace with myself and who I’m growing into. I’ve never been more amazed.

There was a documentary I watched about people with memory loss which struck me that it’d be a death sentence to lose one’s memories or the ability to build new ones. Far worse than losing a limb, sight or speech, imagine being in a state of fugue or not being able to imagine the future. This profound consequence of being a lost or lesser person just by losing one’s narrative history left me completely floored.

Supra went home today, armed with soya bean ice cream in hand, a new haircut and defense against Seunggi-stealers. As I walked back in the afternoon drizzle enveloped in sentimental warmth, I told myself that I need to make more trips home to lepak with Atah and Mama, and call the two chikoras more often.

The hours seem to pass so slowly until the beloved blanket monster is home again. Reading, writing and waiting in the light of the genius lamp… Wicked, aight…


heya Dr Love

In kindred on January 12, 2009 by carinasuyin

Dear The Other Sheepgirl,

There are lots of Malibans and Munchies on the regular snack counter next to where you used to sit. Just as the Maliban supply is back, you’re gone. I used to be able to hear you and Holly Moses exploding in laughter from the writer’s room and giggle. Miss our morning pantry chats and your Skype messages about lunch reminders, new indie music, the oily boy saga, and great creative juice-on-the-net finds. Even Holly Moses’ is uninspired to send her hilarious YouTube gems…

We are the miss you lah. Lots.

Hope you had a lovely birthday and having an exciting time over there! Find a cosy place to call home-away-from-home, make new fab friends and discover yummy makan places hehe… ohhh and study diligently! We shall come visit you sometime soon 🙂

Till then, fare thee well!

Lotsa love,