“The Swarm”

Yesterday I took Nyx to see the pediatrician for her regular checkup and when we got to the waiting room, several others were there already.  Like I mentioned before, Nyx has started to become more vocal and this often attracts the attention of strangers.  This morning was no exception.  All I wanted to do was just find a seat and “stone” while waiting our turn as I was seriously tired from lack of sleep the night before thanks to Nyx kicking and punching me and guojun the whole night cos she just didn’t feel like sleeping.  But Nooooo……. “somebody” decided to make friends with everybody in the waiting room that day, so very soon we had a SWARM of people surrounding us asking if we come from China, where on earth exactly is Singapore, how old is she, blah blah blah…… and telling me that they have relatives in Vietnam, my baby is very friendly (too friendly liao lor), very chubby, blah blah blah……. Finally it was our turn to see the doctor and he went about to measure her weight (5.8kg) length (55.5cm), cranial circumference, heart rate, test her reflexes and strength, etc.  Everything went well and he told us that on her next appointment she would receive her vaccinations, yikes!  That’s just before we take our flight back to Singapore in Dec.  Before we left the clinic, we were ambushed by “the swarm” again, haha.  One thing I noticed here is that the locals seem very facinated by the Asian baby, its like some mythical creature to them, haha! Cos even at the supermarket car park, people will come up to us just so they can have a better look at what we have in our baby stroller.  

Peking Duck Day

How do you make Peking Duck for two? You don’t! So i had to stuff my face with almost half a bird……. Poor ducky. Guojun had a craving for Peking duck and has been bugging me to make it the whole week so i spent almost 4hrs today just to cook this dish. It was all worth it though, hehe. But i’m really really stuffed now. Funny thing happened at the supermarket today, i just have to share it. Nyx has been getting more talkative lately and she happened to be in one of those moods today so when we were picking a duck for Peking Duck she started peeking out from the dark…… (ok i’m getting corny again). Anyways, she starting babbling in baby talk pretty loud and a few ang mohs started surrounded us, mostly old ladies. They were so amused by this babbling bundle and kept playing with her until I had to go back to the meats section to get another fresh cold duck. By the way, I was “stuck” in the hypermarket for 2 hours! Yes, just buying a duck………. Next time I’m going shove a tu tu (pacifier) in her mouth when we go shopping. Miss you my family and dearest friends!

Day trip for Nyx in Bordeaux

For the past few times we took Nyx out shopping and sightseeing she had very well behaved never creating a scene or screaming like she often does at home. So on Tuesday we took her Bordeaux to meet up with my friend Felicia and her partner Sam. She was so sweet as to bring me mooncakes and spices all the way from Singapore, thanks Fifi!

Yesterday we took her out again to windowshop along the streets of Bordeaux. We were there on a mission to look for the one and only KFC around this area and we succeeded! After walking around for almost and hour and a half while “siam-ing” dogshit everywhere. Haha! Seriously, there really is alot of dog poop along the streets, even busy ones and the owners don’t bother to clean up, yikes!

The beginning of my blog

Yes this blog is a little late in the making but its finally here. At least I’ve been sending pictures and writing to most of you regularly keeping you updated about my life here in France, the birth of little Nyx and how she’s been growing since I delivered her on the 3rd of September 2006.

So it’s been 3 and a half months since I’ve left Singapore to come live in France with Guojun and to tell the truth, I’m still missing home so badly and still can’t get used to life here, sniff sniff. Its just nothing like good ol’ Singapore being surrounded by family, friends, my doggies and of course, the FOOD!

My mother-in-law flew back to Singapore 2 weeks ago after taking care of us and helping me through confinement and Fanny arrived to visit a week ago. Its just great to have someone else in the house with me during the day when guojun has to work especially when Nyx is in a cranky mood and just wants to wail.