Child Sexual Abuse Education Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Stumbled upon this valuable video, teaching kids about sexual abuse. I am going to teach my kids about this and you should too. Spread the video around.
Newborn Photography Sunday, March 3, 2013
It was a planned project for me to take newborn photography for Max. I took hours to read and review others' people work as I prepared for the photography session. It was considered a "success" for an amateur. However, it wasn't a planned thought for me to venture into newborn photography industry at first.
Now I am a father of 2. I started to learn photography when Myra was 2 months old. Not like any other newbie who could go out and explore the world to practice their skill, I was very much grounded. I started to take more baby photos. Myra was my model. I missed the opportunity to take newborn shoots for Myra, something that I might "regret" for life. I wasn't gonna let it happen to Max. That was when I started explore newborn photography.
To capture the babies in their birth suits, to admire the beauty of God's creation, to put these tiny creatures in big adult world objects, and the list just goes on. I just love newborn photography.
Last weekend, for the first time I took someone's baby photos other than my 2 kids. It was a great experience.
I am exploring into newborn photography. You got a question, feel free to write to me.
CNY 2013 Monday, February 18, 2013
In every family, there is someone who "hold" everyone together. My grandma, the eldest in the family is the special person. In the past, everyone would go to grandma's house on 1st, 2nd day of CNY. I would be busy serving drinks and food, cleaning up after the guests left. Yet, those were the most memorable CNY. Relatives would dress up beautifully, lots of laughter, everyone tried to talk louder than the next person to gain attention.
Thing has changed ever since grandma wasn't at her home. Due to health challenge, she is staying with my aunt in KL. So on 1st and 2nd day of CNY, the rest of relatives didn't know what to do. Everyone is so busy with their own families. Busy cooking, busy washing up. We do visit each other, but it wasn't like the good old days where all families gather together in grandma's house.
Maybe, it is beginning of a new generation. Myra/Max went back to their Popo, grandma's house (my mum), where all of my siblings stayed under the same roof for few days. Myra enjoyed her holiday playing with cousin. Max was too young to know anything. Probably, they will recall this is their best CNY when they grow up.
After lots of driving, we travelled 1200KM over a week, went to different states and cities. Met up with lots of relatives and friends. So glad that we are back to our own home, the mcheo's home.
Part of mcheo tradition, we take family photos and post in FB as greeting card. Myra was busy playing, Max was either sleeping or crying, ended up only Michelle and I be this year CNY greeting card model. Go to my FB and you would see the photo.
Didn't manage to take Myra's photo. But we took 2 nice shots of Max. Do you like the 1st or 2nd one, or both?
Max Vs Myra Tuesday, February 5, 2013
When you have 2 kids, you tend to do comparison. Here are some comparisons we have on Max and Myra.
- Max is bigger
- Max drinks slower, he used to take 30min to finish his 3.5oz milk, now he is able to finish in 10mins. Myra drinks like a fish.
- Max doesn’t cry for a while even after he poo poo on his diaper. Myra would cry almost instantly.
- Both of them sleep very well at night. Right after full moon, Myra slept more than 5 hours, and up to 8-9 hours straight at night. Max does the same.
- Both of them smile quite a lot. Whenever I caress Max’s head, he will smile. Now he starts to smile/laugh with sound.
- Max is very fair at birth compares to Myra. The nurse used to tease Myra for looking like a Malay's daughter.