We are finally going on the road today :) Hopefully great weather and smooth ride to take us safely to our destination. We wish everyone and all our friends here a Merry Berry Berry Christmas and A Wooonderful Woofy New Year!

Our apologies to our EC droppers. We won't be dropping any cards till next year.

Stay safe.. have fun.. don't drink and drive. If you are drinking coffee or milo.. you can of course drive ^.^"

Since we cannot completely wean ourselves off the internet... we would be testing mobile blogging while we are away. Hopefully we will be posting some decent pictures with our crummy mobile phone.

We'll be mo-blogging from http://www.mo-boomoohoo.blogspot.com/

Gotta go now. We need to catch some shuteye to wake up bright and early tomorrow.

Cya next year! Bye byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
As we promised... we made our old man a wee bit happier today. We finally put up the christmas tree :) Shame on us for making our papa wait so long for the tree to be up.

He grinned. We shifted some furniture around the hall to fit in the tree :) The three of us scooted around here and there trying to look busy while cleaning up the mess. It has been raining the whole morning and almost whole afternoon too. None of our laundry got dried.

Dommy.. urmm.. Dommy did try to help. But his main job was to be the protector of our christmas tree. He got the best seat in the house now. He's awfully proud of that.

We are clearing up here.. and going on the road by Sunday. Hopefully i can wean off some internet time and snooze. I'm still expected in the office next week.

Our tree is just 5 feet (shorty) but its a "green tree" and it is recycled every single year. We are doing our bit for the environment :) Sustainable living. For every tree you chop off, plant a tree or two back.

Here are some shots. My hands are a bit shaky lately... urmm.. it has been shaky all this time i think.. hahahahhahaa.. plus i am always too lazy for tripods and flash.

The great protector of the tree snoozing on his job!
Have a blissful fluffy Christmas friends! Happy Fluffyyyyyy Friday :) *woooooooooooof*

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I'll Be Home For Christmas ~ Karen Carpenter

A song to boost up our Christmas spirits :)

I got something to own up now. Today's the 17th December... and our Christmas tree is not up. *LOL*

We are not going to be home for Christmas this year. But that's not really a valid reason not to put up the tree and make my old man happy. I'm just lazy. Really.

My batteries are finally depleted and i'm just bumming around these few days :) Its kinda fun just bumming around.

Every home needs an anchor. Mommies are always the anchor in a home. The anchor keeps everyone and everything in place. The anchor decides on things to be done for the home. The anchor keeps the home alive and filled with laughter.

We lost our anchor in 2007. Ever since then, we all keep going off somewhere for Christmas.. hahhahaa. We run away. Christmas reminded us too much of our anchor. Even last year, i put up the Christmas tree with only Dommy by my side. I scooted off too after that.

What is Christmas without a tree?

Well.. i hope to put up our Christmas tree tomorrow since Boy came back tonite. We always need a kid around when the tree is up. After our tree is up, we'll be going off on our road trip :)

Christmas is the only time of the year when i really take a break. We have our yearly shutdown and i hope to get some alcohol to drown myself... hahhahahaha Its been a while since i had a drink and i have been thirsty :D

Hopefully... i'll have a picture to share with you guys tomorrow of our tree... or any tree :D

Karen Carpenter was a wonderful part of my childhood memories :) We grew up listening to her quite a lot. She has such an angelic voice. May she rest in peace.
The only bird is surely a lonely bird. But... it did get a great view up there and a wonderful sunset to gaze with a little breeze to sum it all up as an end to a wonderful day.

That image also marks our last image for the year for BooMooHoo :) They close shop earlier over there because their job is done for the year. We'll come back with more to share with you all next year hopefully with better improvements in image handling and more portraits.

Here's a slide of our 365 images for the year... some are crummy.. but it has been a wonderful experimental experience. A special thanks to Yun for his many tips to help us improve.

We are a work in progress :)

Ipoh is a small town. Basically i don't have many friends here. But i do have lots of family around. At 11pm on a Friday night... it would be a different adventure if i am in Kuala Lumpur :) But at 11pm in Ipoh... i heard Papa locking the main gate and doors. It was getting late.

Me and my big mouth and my hungry growling tummy.
I holler out... "Who wanna go Mc Donalds??"
First person/fur/dog to jump up was Curly.. *LOL*

Like he can understand the word Mc Donalds.. hahahhahahahhaa and what i was saying. He saw me taking out my money purse and he knows i am going somewhere. He had the "take me with you eyes". It is the puppy pleading eyes.

He ran out quickly and skidded around the bends.. hahahhahaa.. it is funny to see him run in his curly wurly self.

Since we are going to the drive-thru, i quickly pack him in the car. Told him to lie low just in case my dad sees that he is in the car too. I told dad to come along as well since its so warm in the house. He was about to go to sleep.. hehhehehee

Boy was grinning as usual. A Mc Flurry on a warm day is a must. A midnight snack is an added advantage because he is still keeping late nights for his last paper on Monday. Usually he'll come out rummaging for food at about 12.

We got chocolate sundae, sundae and mc flurry, a happy meal (with a toy for Jai) and some nuggets. Quite a feast for late nights.

Everyone was stuffed and quite happy.

I almost nearly ran over a dog. Silly dog was crossing a road very slowly... and it was a dark road. The doggie was almost wanting to lie down on the road. Maybe the road is cooler in the nights. Good thing i was driving like an old lady :) I don't quite like to drive so much at night now.

Good night folks :) Catch you all tomorrow.
Here's a series of pictures i got from Jai this morning :) This are some of his vacation pictures. The view out from his grandmama's window. Its a delightful sight. The yellow birds and their nest. I think Jai's mommy or daddy is a pretty good photographer too.

I couldn't very well keep the pictures all to myself. I haveta to share it all with you here. Enjoy the yellow birds.

Jai is going to be one soon! I cannot believe how time flies. Just seems like yesterday when he was in my arms.

He cannot make it back for Christmas this year but he will be coming in January to celebrate Chinese New Year and papa's birthday.

Lilypie 1st Birthday Ticker

At about this time last year, i was getting ready to go over to welcome Jai. My baggage was overloaded. Thank god I had a pretty good negotiator with me at the airport while i was checking in. *LOL* Trust a woman to travel light.. hahahhahahaa.. But it was all gifts from home to welcome him to this world. And lotta herbs for my sister's confinement.

Basically its quite hard to find the usual herbs for confinement over there. It would probably cost a bomb if we were to buy the stuffs there. As a chinese, confinement after birth is an important process which has to be followed closely. Else, the new mother will have aches and pain in her joints for the rest of her life. It is very painful when you get older. My eldest sister is suffering now because she refuse to follow the confinement process properly.

Can't wait for the day when he comes home for real.
Nessa from Nessa Mumblings tagged me on this meme recently. Since its a beeeyooootiful Friday and this is a simple meme (thanks to Marzie)... i'll do it quickly. Thanks Ness. Have a safe trip home.

chicken rice, chocolate cake, satay, rendang, my mommy's cooking, nancy's butter cake, cupcakes, plain milk chocolate, chicken rice, pepper crabs, mcds, steam crabs, yum yummmm errr.. did i mention chicken rice?

noodles in the morning.

to the beach.

to hoity toity places where fake encounters are made *LOL*

it drizzles.

people are undecisive.

Dommy's face in the morning.

annoying loud people.

people complain about every single thing in their lives.. hahahhahahahaha

pete singing... raindrops outside my window, waves clashing at the beach and the pitter patter of little feet!
Piper wanted to join Auntie Marzie's Fluffy Friday too. This is Piper when he was 3. He was pretty fluffy then. It takes a good one hour to blow-dry him after his bath. It was pretty exhausting.. *LOL*

Piper is wondering when Pebbles gonna come over to play...

Share your fluffy friends with us every Friday! Whether it's a favourite stuffed toy or an adorable pet - basically anything fluffy, we'd love to see your pictures! Leave ONLY the POST URL here and grab the Fluffy Friday badge at Meow Diaries. All links are reserved STRICTLY for Fluffy Friday participants and any unrelated links will be deleted.

Some funnies came in from my office just now. How about some Thursday laughs?

Some of the best answers from exam papers in Britain :

Taken from "F In Exams: The Best Test Paper Blunders" by Richard Benson

It Makes No Difference ~ The Band

I was reading a piece at Pete's. An excellent piece as always.

Caught this pretty neat number from his side which i've never heard of before. Thought i'll share it with you guys :)

It rained quite hard yesterday evening and the thunder triggered off the main switch many times. Its suddenly quite warm over here now in this part of the world. Someone's clanging some cymbals in my head. Wait till i catch up with that bugger.

Have a neat Thursday.

C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S - Jim Reeves

Christmas has always been special even when we were little. We don't have a christmas tree then but we still sing christmas songs each december and wait for good ole santa to come in the big big bus (yes bus! and not a sleigh) with the carolers from the church.

Santa will bring with him lotta sweets for the whole neighbourhood kids. Some younger kids will be so scared of santa somehow.. *LOL* Some years we get big big santas that go booming ho ho ho.. and on some years.. the santa's a bit thin. But we still love that part of christmas :)

The last time the carolers came to our house to sing was a few years back when mom was still around. They had a good time challenging the motion sensor reindeer toy that we hanged on the door. When they reached a higher pitch.. the "clapping motion reindeer" will go HO HO HO and break off into a christmas song on its own. The carolers sang louder and louder to set the reindeer off. Everyone had a good laugh and lotta fun that night.

Jim Reeves is very much a part of our Christmas. We only had that one cassette by Jim Reeves for christmas carols way back then. Every Christmas, Jim will come out from the drawers and sing again :) Jim was even in the car when we go out. I think i still kinda like his christmas carols.

Christmas is just round the next bend. Dommy and i will probably take leave soon here and be off on our Christmas break and hopefully wean off some internet time :)

Auntie Marzie of Meow Diaries just launched her first Fluffy Friday and tagged us with this meme. We are a wee bit late for Fluffy Friday but since this is her first Fluffy.. we'll be joining it too :)

Pebbles is just showing her tail on her side. Dommy decided to kick it off with his curly fluffy tail too :D A different tail spins a different tale ^.^

Thanks for tagging us with this meme Marzie.. and our love to Phoebe, Benji & Chubbs!

Share your fluffy friends with us every Friday! Whether it's a favourite stuffed toy or an adorable pet - basically anything fluffy, we'd love to see your pictures! Leave ONLY the POST URL here and grab the Fluffy Friday badge at Meow Diaries. All links are reserved STRICTLY for Fluffy Friday participants and any unrelated links will be deleted.

A lot of things can cross the mind at this hour of the night ^.^ I probably should be in bed now.. but since its a Saturday already, i guess i should just leave my thoughts here. And i just had a big cuppa coffee at the market for dinner :)

Dommy's a snooooooooooozing away beside me. He's such a peaceful sight. I love taking pics of him a snoozing away. I can take pictures of the same subject over and over again but its always gives a different feel.

Why do some of us love our dogs so much? We probably love them more than our family or friends. It just happens i guess. Quite unexplainable.

Some people were commenting about this girl from their office. They say that she's obsessed with her dog. She's sad when her dog is sick. She can't eat or sleep well when her dog was hospitalised. She spent most of her time with her dog when she's not working. She can rush home during lunchtime just to feed her dog when there's no one at home.

But i don't consider that an obsession. She's just taking care of the friend that loves her most. She always felt alone i guess. Somehow her dog made her felt accepted. She is loved very much by her dog. She tails her everywhere like a shadow.

Over here in my country... people rear dogs mostly to guard their homes. Dogs are sometimes tied up their whole lives at the porch. They become the furry alarms. The dogs bark at whatever they sense that are suspicious outside the gate. In another country, it would probably be dog abuse. They don't love their dogs. They just want them to send out a big BOO! to the suspicious characters.

But mindsets are changing. People are being educated about dogcare and humane actions. You can't change the whole world overnight. But a little goes a long way.

A few weeks back, one of my colleague's nephew took his own life. He was just 17. He probably felt alone. Maybe he couldn't cope with his studies. But no one noticed that he was alone. No one saw that he was sad. No one knew he was going to end his life. Its always just a split second decision.

Everyone wants to feel accepted in a way. Most people just want to be loved.

It got me thinking about a lot of things. I stopped blogging too. I felt sad inside. At 17, he is still very much a child. This is the worst thing that could happen to any parent. You just wonder where you went wrong.

It did freaked me out a lot. I have a 17 year old here with me. Sometimes i don't know what goes on in his head. I try to spend more time talking to him. I just tell him.. be happy. That's what life is all about. Just be happy.

You may have the fanciest car or the most expensive bag in the whole world, its not permanent. You may acquire a lot of things in your life, but that's not permanent too. Love is however... constant.

Well... this curly below me sure knows how to be happy. He can sit by me the whole day... and when i give him a glance, he'll jump up in glee. How not to love him more.

Have a great weekend folks. Goodnight to all of you. The caffeine is finally weaning off me -.-

The first light of dawn
Dispels the darkest night.
There is always hope.
~ george j carroll

(haiku adapted from AuthorsDen.com)
All alone. I am all alone. Mummy's off for a meeting far far away. Daddy's off doing business far far away. Grandpa is not well.. so he cannot come down to take care of me. Anny's rushing for Christmas shutdown, she cannot come down to take care of me. Boy is busy with his exams.. so he cannot take care of me too. Boooooohooooooooooooo... i am all alone.. i tell you... all alone.

Mummy sent me off for boarding at this new place yesterday. When i reached there in the late evening, it was all dark and cold. All the other doggies are fast asleep. Good thing Mummy remembered to bring my Pikachu along. My Pikachu will take care of me.

Anny's been trying to check the online cctv but she only drew blanks yesterday night. Today she tried again and still cannot see a thing. Finally she got through and saw some images. But all she saw was some goldies playing around and my Pikachu on top of our room. She didn't see me.

I'm gonna stand in front of the camera tomorrow so that Anny can see me tomorrow. I wonder which camera should i stand in front of. Maybe i'm too small to be caught on the camera. The lights are out at 8pm. All doggies have to sleep and keep quiet.

I made some friends today. Mummy called to check on me and they told her that i am disturbing some female doggies here. I am innocent.. innocent i tell you. *wOOOOoof* Well.. a doggies gotta make some friends rite?

I hope mummy and daddy comes back home soon. I am beginning to miss them and my home. I think the next door doggie could be wondering where i went. He usually calls out to me.


all alone.. all alone... i miss my mummy
Before i forget about this again... here's Piper, Dommy & me giving great thanks to our top droppers and all droppers too for November. Thanks a lotta lotta for dropping by to comment and view our humble site.

November Top EC Droppers.. tadaaaaaaa!

Mumblings (phweeeet!)

Meow Diaries

A Rose By Name Learns

Sugar The Golden Retriever

Greener Pastures

Cat Lovers Site

Duck and Wheel With String


House of Book

Anything Goes!

A little bit about Nessa's Mumblings
Nessa is a Sabahan currently working and living in KL. Her blog is a mix of everything; sometimes it's sweet, sour, salty and other times never bland. She is a very nice lady who can be silly and funny too. A wonderful mother and daughter. She is someone whom i would like to meet up for a cuppa one day :)

Do visit her other two sites. They are a wee bit different from Mumblings and from here.. you will get to see the other side of Nessa ;)

http://recipesiluv.blogspot.com/ this is about the recipes she keeps and love

http://sopweety.blogspot.com/ this is about things that are pretty to her

horaits! Thanks again from the deep bottom of my heart... and from Dommy's heart... and and Piper's heart too :)

You and I Both - Jason Mraz

One of my favourites... and well... i am finally out of words ^0^