Thursday, August 26, 2010

Tubby's Birthday and Malvern Collectibles Fair 2010

This year, Tubby had to spend his birthday with a broken leg in a cast, so I'm sure it'll definitely be one for him to remember! Initially he didn't wanted to celebrate it as he was just feeling really grumpy with his immobillity. But I figured that he needs to go out for some fresh air instead of cooping himself at home all the time and so I planned a last minute dinner at Wah Kee for him and invited a few friends who could make it.

Tubby has liked Thomas the Tank and Friend's Wooden Railway series for awhile now. But being the trifty him, he just didn't want to get himself started on it and so I decided to get them for him as a present. This was the first installment of presents. ;)
He was of course delighted when he saw them and the kid in him came out when he started to take the stuff out to assemble. We were joking and talking about our Rumpus room in future - where there will be a room full of Transformers, Lego and Thomas the Tank. LOL.
They were smart in that a lot of the sets didn't have enough tracks to make a larger and more decent rail road display and so I had to get him another box of the Beginner's Expansion pack with a variety of more tracks so he could come up with this.
Dinner at Wah Kee - Early celebration of his birthday on Sat 14 Aug. Thanks to those who could make it with last minute notice. :) Everyone was digging into the yummy food after waiting and being all hungry already!
Weichao and Tubby share the same birthday - exact date of 18 Aug, just a different year. Here are the two birthday boys with their Strawberry Cheesecake from Fergurson Bake house in Southland.
And these were the people who helped make a dinner a yummy and full success. :) From L-R: James (our tennis mate and wedding preshoot Photographer!), Jason and Michelle, Weichao and Alex at the top row.
Mum and I gave him another surprise on the actual day. Afterall, that was his birthday and exact day he was born! haha! And so we could celebrate with Jasper as well! :p
Mr. Yeo making a wish and blowing out the candles. They were melting onto the cake real fast!
Here he is again, looking into his second installment on presents which he got and laughing with glee as it was something else that he wanted! I love this shot!
And these were the presents: new Ralph Lauren Big Pony fragrance. They came in numbers 1 to 4, but they ran out of 3 and 4 smelt really musky. So I took 1 and 2 instead.

Dan bro and I also set up a stall at the Malvern Collectibles Fair last Sunday 22 Aug at the Malvern Town Hall. Boy it was a real tiring and long day as we had to be there by 7.30am and be ready by 9am when the doors open. His friend Casey also shared the stall with us selling Hot Toys figures.

I was really disappointed as I didn't make any sale at all, can you believe it?! Some lady bought a $260 Michael Jackson limited addition Hot Toys figure from Casey and Bro sold a couple of Transformers figures and some of his custom Lego creations, while I got zilch! :( Most of the people were into cheap bargains and the audience weren't quite right. I also felt that the organisers didn't make enough effort to bring more people to the fair too. Boo!
Me at the booth with the initial set up - I brought this extra foldable table along so that we could put more stuff on it. Here you can see lots of Transformers figures and accessories, Lego sets and the talking MIO pup that I was selling.
Dan bro here making a grumpy face when I was taking the photo haha! We later decide to merge my foldable table and the table that was provided by the organisers so that people walking by wouldn't miss anything and be attracted to it. But alas, that didn't really make a difference too. :( Anyway we might possibly try the other larger toy fair that's coming up at Sandown next month instead!

I also went to Diana's post birthday celebration - a dinner in city and KTV session after that. I couldn't stay for long as I had to get up real early for the fair above! Didn't have pics with me as all the pics were on D's camera. But we had fun and I really missed singing ktv!

Oh and Mum's also going with me to bring my pre-shoot gown for alterations tomorrow! Hope they don't charge me heaps and I can get it back soon so that Mum can personalise it! :D And that's pretty much the month of August for me!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Chaotic bits and pieces of July and starting of new blogs

Okay July wasn't exactly one of the best months. Actually to say, June and July weren't exactly good months for us at all. First some idiot knocked into the back of my car in mid June and then I had to wait 5 weeks for the parts to arrive from Japan and another 2 weeks before I could send my car in. And now it's finally at the workshop for repairs.

The other major thing was that darling broke his leg while we were having a hit at tennis. We were just having our usual social hit on Tuesdays at Glen Huntly. He was moving to return a shot and the next thing I know, he suddenly just fell down on the court crying out in pain. He felt his ankle dislocate and clipped back, little did we know that he had broken his fibula as well.

Apart from that, life still goes on and there are little things here and there to smile and be happy about. Afterall, life is too short to be sad and full of worries. :D
Say hi to Baby Leo, my colleague Amber's baby boy who's 3 months old now. He's so tiny and you can just bundle him around your arms. She brought him in one day to visit us and he was just snoozing away. I bought him a little storybook teething toy.
Darling Jasper having a fun and happy day at Brighton Beach. It's an off-leash area for dogs that actually leads off to the sea. It was really cold and breezy that day but he couldn't care less and was just enjoying himself running and poking around.
Little furry white monster caught snoozing in the wardrobe again! He just likes to sleep in the wardrobe where my pyjamas and towels are in my Pooh Bear luggage bag. Maybe because it is comfy and soft. Haha...
Darling at Monash Hospital Clayton. We waited about 4 hours that night when he broke his leg just to see the doctor and get his leg plastered up! And also to be disappointingly told that the break was quite major and he had to have an operation and couldn't go home for the night.
Went to watch Mary Poppins Musical with Dan bro and his church friends on 23 July. We had bought the tickets a couple of months ago. This is the outside of Her Majesty's theatre, we were walking there after dinner just up the street.
The view from our seats. We were seated in the upper dress circles and the view was not too bad though we weren't really near the stage. The musical was just fantastical and awesome and I would definitely watch it again if given the chance! :)
And as usual, I couldn't miss getting souvenirs and the program book from the musical. Lucky I could fit a Size 14 Girls "Practically Perfect" Tee in pink - my favourite colour! And the lapel pin is now hanging from my tennis bag! :)
Darling again here at Dandenong Hospital last week. This was the night just after his operation to put screws and metal plates in. It really hurts to see him like that and I really pray for him to recover soon so we can go out and do things together again.

Till then, mum's coming over and arriving this weekend! Can't wait to see her again and to do stuff together! Wedding plans have halted for the moment since Tubby broke his leg. But I am in the midst of creating a wedding blog to capture all our wedding preps and also Dan bro and I are setting up a toy blog where we will be selling toys. Hope to get them out there soon!