Thursday, July 31, 2008


This is my youngest boy, Hans. He turns 1 on Aug 18. I call him Hansi for his baby name. He is very, very handsome I know...

I tell you, Hans is one determined character. He gets what he wants all the time and if he doesn't, he screams, bites, wiggles and sulks till he gets it. Oh dear! Sounds like me when I was his age.

Here, he just woke up and is exploring our apartment balcony. He is very attached to me still and will cry when I go to work. Luckily I have a good maid. Bibik is sent from heaven.

I love spending time with him more than anything else' I love to sniff his toes, kiss his fingers, smell his hair and kiss his chubby cheeks. Wouldn't you if you had such a cute baby?

Fast But Not At All Furious

Tengku Djan Ley is one of my favourite personalities ever. This Kelantanese blue blood is the type that laughs at the drop of a hat! I don't know if he was just being kind by laughing at my lame jokes but it feels good to know that someone appreciates my sense of humour.

The morning we took this pic, both of us were really struggling to keep our eyes open. He had just finished a full day of drifting the day before and was bracing for more in the next two hours to come. As for me I was nursing a hangover...(nuff said)

Actually, I felt like punching this guy the day before. He was supposed to bring his remote control car for the shoot but sheepishly he confessed that he had forgotten. Sigh!

"Look, I'll bring it tomorrow. I'll put it in my car tonight so I won't forget ok?" he promises.

What more was there to say?

So there we were that morning and what a task it was to make him laugh. But eventually he cracked up and there we have it, a smile to chase all the clouds of gloom away.

What did I say to him? Not much, just that if he would consider having 8 children...

"Aiyo, no way! I don't want to manage a football team!" and that was all it took to make him go ha ha ha.

Tengku Djan, you are a trooper for making the rainbows come out!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Mika, The Little Nawab.

Here is Mika with me on assignment at Kabab and Qaurma, a Northen Indian restaurant in Jalan Yap Kwan Seng. How handsome he looks in this picture!

I have been taking Mika with me on assignments when he was barely one.And no, it had nothing to do with not having help. I just wanted him to be with me.Of course, he doesn't behave well at all...For this assignment, he fell asleep in the car on the way there, woke up with a grumpy disposition and did not present a good first impression at all. Tut! Tut!

But you'd be surprised at how kind and tolerant people can be when it comes to children. Many, many times, I have been touched by complete strangers who have gone to great lengths to please and entertain my son.

At Kabab and Qaurma, the manager, Ravie Naidu, immediately showed me where to place a groggy Mika. And because he was crying because his nap was interrupted, Shobair, the director, fussed over Mika as if he was his own son. And I think for that afternoon, the entire team of service staff was mobilised to take my son on a private tour, the most interesting point of focus being the fish tank.

For taking care of my son, for letting him experience the milk of human kindness and understanding,my gratefulness is eternal.

Monday, July 28, 2008


This is Mikhail Ramses Dawson, my eldest son. He is 5 this year and I call him Mika for short.

He had just woken up when this pic was taken and as you can see he is very much a morning person. Look at the glint in those eyes! He is either planning his day or thinking of what to say to convince me to take him to 'Toys R Us'.

My son is very much like me. Curious, adventurous and always game for new things to try and do.

It will be very interesting to see how he ends up. I'd really like to be around to watch how things go with this one.