The World Thru Joey's Eyes

Hi! My name is Joey. You can call me Pudge or Mighty Mouth if you like. In this Blog, i will share with you my life experiences as a little human being. Sit back, relax and enjoy. With Love and Kisses Joey Khor

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Family Affairs

For the past 2 weeks, i've been meeting up with my cousins rather often. Last week, my cousins from Adelaide were in town and we had a wild time at the zoo, followed by a play session at Isabelle and Michelle's house.

Today, I'm back at their house to attend Mabel's 4th birthday party. I've been looking forward to this party for the longest time... No one will ever miss a party organised by my cousins' parents coz their parties are always planned to perfection and every kid is guaranteed a blast of a time!

Here are some photos of our zoo outing and Mabel's awesome birthday party.

My Daddie, Our Porter

Antoinette, Me and Mabel

Chilling out at the zoo

Having a blast of a time!

Splish Splash!

Dora's castle. It's actually Michelle's and Isabelle's giant toy

Musical chairs. Guess who's the winner? Moi!

Passing the parcel.

What does Michelle have to do?

Uncle Cheng Kian and his incredible lung power!

Someone stuck swiper's tail on daddie's bum bum

Waterplay time

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Talk shop

Some interesting conversations with the adults

Scene 1 @ Ah Mah's house

Joey: Ah Mah, why do all adults go to work except you?
Ah Mah: Because i'm old already
Joey: But, my popo is old too... and she still goes to work.
Ah Mah: ~no response~

The adults encourage me to be inquisitive but when i ask questions, they cannot give me an answer.

Scene 2 @ the carpark

Mommie: Joey, look at yourself, you've got double eyelids. That means you are going to fall sick soon.
Joey: *sounding resigned* Mommie, I don't have 2 more eyes to look at myself now!

The adults are so irrational sometimes

Scene 3 @ home and counting money

Joey: Mommie, can i help you to count the angpow money?
Mommie: OK *hands me an envelope of cash*
Joey: 1,2,3,4.... 10..... 20.......30............40........49... Ermm, Mommie, is there a forty-ten?

Looks like i need more practice with counting

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Babes on Blades

I'm making progress in the "Department of Inline Skating". I can now skate around the playground once without any help. Daddie is planning to start a kids skating class. Anyone interested to join me in his "Babes on Blades" class?

It's Quiz Time!

This moo cow has a secret hidden identity. Can you guess what it is?

(Stay tuned for answers coming next week! The first to guess coreectly wins a prize!)

Saturday, January 12, 2008

What have the Khors been up to?

Wanna know what we have been up since the start of the year?

1) Going on adventures
We've since went on one storm trooping "mission". We had no plans, felt aimless and saw that the sky started pouring. We quickly geared ourselves up in storm trooping attire and headed north for the Zoo. When it rains, we can do the most unthinkable but funnest things in the zoo! We went looking for big puddles and stomped through them, ate ice-cream in the rain and watched an animal show with the rain still pouring on us. We are looking forward to the next downpour.

2) Stocking up
Christmas is over, now it's time for Chinese New Year shopping. Daddie is ahead of all of us in this area. He has already bought a wardrobe of shirts and pants. I'm second with 2 pairs of shoes and a set of clothing. Mommie till date has nothing to her name yet.

3) The Amazing Morning Race
After 1 month of rest, the Khors are trying to get back into the morning routine of waking up at 7.30 and leaving the house at 8am. There's little success so far. The earliest that we can all get our butts out of the house is 8.11am! But, we are confident that we can beat the timing, in time to come :)

4) New Year, New Skills
I'm now in K1. My class have grown from 11 to 23 kids. I've been enjoying school so far and look forward to doing my chinese homework. Yes! I actually enjoy doing homework (for now). I'll also be learning new things in school. There's gonna be sewing class and also pianica lessons.

5) Home improvements
Finally, after 1 year of procrastination, my folks have finally found a local handy manny to fix all the broken bits and pieces in the house. We now live in brightness (thanks to the new lightings) and no longer have to bear with the smoke coming out of the kitchen when Sati cooks (we've got our kitchen door fixed too). These are my folks for you....... they drag their feet and take eons to get things done.... And they keep telling me to stop my procrastination! Metaphorically, if they are the black pots, i must be their little black kettle!

6) The travel bug bites
We are making plans for a trip to Hongkong in March (that is if mommie's leave gets approved) to meet our cousins. We also want to visit our dear Auntie Su Ann in Macau.

Even more exciting....... we will be heading West to California to attend Auntie Su-Lynn's wedding, later part of the year. So Disneyland, here we come!

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Highlights of Korea - An Interview with Joey Khor

Interviewer: Hello Joey, can you tell us more about your 1st visit to Korea?
Joey Khor: An Yong Ha Se yo!!

Interviewer: So how do you keep yourself entertained during the long bus rides?
Joey Khor: It was easy. With 9 other people, they took turns to entertain me with their own unique antics. But, i think the best entertainer award has got to go to my Uncle Xiao Bao. No one has expected him to be able to communicate with me but he proved all critics wrong. He was the one who kept me entertained duing the longest bus ride. We sang Christmas songs and shaked our bons bons to the rhytmn of the bumperty bus ride!

Interviewer: Would you like to share with us the highlight of your trip?
Joey Khor: It has to be playing in snow. I also tried my legs (opps.. i mean hands) at skiing too. It wasn't a bad start. At least i could move forwards and backwards with ease. I think i did far better than my mommie dearest, whose hands, legs and chubby body seemed to go all directions except straight. Sigh.. and she claimed that she has taken ski lesson before *shame* *shame*. Apart from skiing, i also enjoyed the snow banana boat ride, sledding and snow mobile.

Interviewer: Any specific achievements?
Joey Khor: Yes of course! On the 2nd day of my trip, I climbed to the summit of Sunrise Peak at Jeju with Daddie, Uncle Dabao and Xiaobao. I think there must have been at least a few hundred steps (although Daddie carried me through most of the way up, but for someone petite like me to climb the last few flights of stairs up, is already a real feat!). Eh, sorry i have to take a swipe at my mommie again... but i really have to say this....Mommie huffed and puffed (and even vomitted out her breakfast) but still, she only made 3/4 of her way up.

Interviewer: I hear that Korean Food is really nice. So what's your favourite?
Joey Khor: I didn't fancy any of the bbq, steamboat or sashimi that were offered to me. But i did enjoy the fresh lettuce, strawberries, pears and tangerines. Oh, I also had some really delicious bread at this cafe inside Doota at Dongdamun. And speaking of the bread, i have something to thank the bread for. While we were shopping for presents for my cousins, daddie gave one of the bread to the shopkeeper and he sold us the animal ski hats at a real bargain! These were the cheapest we bought throughout the trip. The bunny one i got at Mt Soraksan cost daddie 10000 won, the aligator and giraffe cost 20000 won each at the Ski Resort. The shopkeeper at Dongdaemun sold us the hats at only 8000 won each! *applause*

Interviewer: Any souvenirs for yourself?
Joey Khor: My most prized souvenir would be a limited edition teddy bear daddie bought me from the Teddy Bear Museum at Jeju. I've named it Blossom! There's a picture of it in my photo gallery. You can check her out there.

Interviewer: Sounds like a good holiday for you. I'm sure you must have walked alot in those 8 days.
Joey Khor: *guffaws* I am thankful for daddie who turned into my horsey for this trip. I was riding on his shoulders 80% of the time. This must be the most relaxing holiday for me. Mommie never liked to carry me during the past few trips.

Interviewer: Thank you Joey, for agreeing to this interview. Any last comments?
Joey Khor: Oh yes! Oh yes! I have this to say to uncle dabao. "I don't need to write down anything like you. I can remember because i'm smarter than you! hahaha!" KAM SA HA MEE DA!

(p/s: In order not to kill your bandwidth, Mommie has uploaded all the pictures in flickr. Click on this photo to view more pictures from our annual family holiday.)

Thank you for the love!

Dear Uncle, Aunties, Grand Uncles, Grand Aunties, Daddie, Mommie, Popo, Ah Kong, Ah Ma and my cousins. Thank you for showering me with lots of presents and angpows. May your year ahead be filled with blessings and love.