Friday, 29 July 2011

My Journey So Far... (Part 2)

Hello beautiful people! Thank you very, very much to all of you that came to visit my first blog post. Make me very happy!

Happy camper!
The last 2 days were very fun, mummy took me out a lot. I went to a charity event, a press conference and many places with lots of people. Needless to say, I am exhausted now. Hopefully, I can recover by the weekend, so I can go out some more. Hehe!

Exhausted Ashton!
Anyway, back to my journey...

When I turned 7 months old, my gums started to hurt a lot, and I was drooling a lot, too. Yes, I was teething and it was very uncomfortable. I did not understand why my mummy was so happy while I was in anguish. She kept telling everyone about my 2 little front teeth and seemed so proud of it. Bah! Then... my granny told me that with teeth, is when I can really start to enjoy beautiful food, and that got me excited! I started eating different things that made me really happy and forget about the pain. Ah, we live in a beautiful world with beautiful things - cereal, chicken, fish, fruits and my favourite, cookies! I was also quickly figuring out that there are just some things you can not stuff into your mouth...

Now that I am eating more and feeling stronger and more energetic, my mummy and papa started to bring me out a lot more.

I get a special car seat when we go out. Cool huh? It's like a spaceship!
I was going to lots of places where lots of people wanted to take pictures of me! How nice, but it only seems to happen when my mummy is around. I was confused by one thing though, most of the time, the photos are taken on the "red carpet", but sometimes, the carpet is not red, and sometimes, there is no carpet at all?!?

"Red Carpet" at my mummy's AmberChia Academy Graduation Show.
My mummy also took me to her workplace a couple of times and it was fun... it was a place that was higher up than everyone and we walk down this long walkway and everyone is looking at us, when we get to the end of the walkway, we stop and it seems like the flash on every camera in the room goes off. Hmm... Also, they call this walkway, a "runway", but nobody ever runs on it!!! This is a beautiful world, but it is a confusing one...

On the "runway" with my mummy and her students from AmberChia Academy.
When I turned 8 months old, I started putting on some weight and my cheeks were getting chubbier. I was also getting a lot of "cute" comments! It was a frustrating time, as people around me were treating me like the way I treat my toys! They were pinching my cheeks, grabbing my arms and making me stand on my feet, putting funny stuff on my head, and taking my toys away so I have to crawl to get to them, rather than just handing them to me!!!

I don't even like this colour, doesn't go with my denim!
Frustrating people holding me down just to get those funny glasses on me, because they thought it was "cute"!
But it was also an exciting time as I was developing some killer vocal chords! My aunts were very excited to teach me how to sing! They didn't know much about "hip-hop", so they worked on my "soprano" instead. Let me share a secret with you, it's hard! I almost choked while showing off to my mummy and her friends...

In my 9th month, I was really starting to figure things out. There is this cool toy that I was playing with this whole time that makes cool noises when I press on it and soothes my tooth aches when I chew on it, but wanna know what's even cooler, I can call my mummy and talk to her on it!!!

Now, I can talk to my mummy whenever I want.
Approaching my 10th month, I was really having the time of my life. See for yourself...

I get to drive a "real" car all by myself, and meet new "friends".
Mummy and papa were buying me new clothes and hats, which I love!
I learned to "swim".
Riding on a "real" reindeer! Mummy, I want one.
I also discovered this new place where only other little people like me play at, and it is FUN!!!
Training to walk properly on the "runway". They call this the "catwalk", because I was born in the year of the "tiger"?
I get to sit in cool "cars" that move backwards...
And, of course, order my own food!!!
I also begun to understand a lot more of my mummy's work. She goes to a lot of events, because nice people like to invite her; she takes a lot of photos, because cool people like taking photos of her; and she walks a lot, because places with lots of people like to see her walk on the "runway". But in my heart, it's because I think she is the most beautiful mummy in the whole wide world.  I love you very, very much, mummy!

"Catwalk" demo at AmberChia Academy Penang
Philips AVENT photo shoot with mummy. 
Keith Kee Couture calendar shoot with mummy.
I think I can get used to this. No matter what I say, people laugh and clap very loudly.
And, of course, it makes me quite popular with the girls, too!
Ain't she gorgeous?
Well, that kinda sums up my first 10 months. In 2 months time, when I've been on this beautiful world for 1 year (apparently it is a big deal), I can't wait to see what mummy and papa does for me. Anyone has any ideas? It has been an amazing journey for me so far. I really enjoy learning and meeting people. Please leave me some comments and follow my blog, so I can meet you and learn new things from you. If you have any fun events or places to go to, please invite me along, I'd love to tell the whole world about it on my blog.

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I love this beautiful world, and I can't wait to meet all the beautiful people in it. Have a beautiful day and an amazing journey...

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

My Journey So Far... (Part 1)

Good day beautiful people. Thank you for visiting my very first blog post. While I was at a photo shoot for Philips AVENT recently, I heard someone say "It's OK to start young", so I decided to start my own blog! Are there any other 10-month old bloggers out there?

Anyway, tomorrow, I would have been breathing the beautiful air on this beautiful world for exactly 10 months. Here's a recap of my journey so far...

On the 28th day of September, 2010, I was delivered into the beautiful arms of my beautiful mummy, whom I heard them refer to as "Amber Chia". I could not see much as my eyes were still getting used to the light. After 9 months of darkness, the beautiful sunlight was refreshing. I heard a lot of noises which confused me, there was laughter, crying, people talking frantically and even sighs. Apparently, they were all excited about my arrival. Does everyone get such a grand entrance into this beautiful world? Do we all arrive at this beautiful place as equals? Doesn't matter, I am going to cherish this moment and remember it for life.

Looking into my mummy's beautiful eyes for the first time.
One of the things I remember was a lady snipping the cord from my belly and putting it into a jar! I couldn't read the label on the jar, but heard them say something about "cord blood" storage & "stem cells".  Why would they want to keep my cord blood? Never mind, apparently it will help me in the future if I fall sick. I can't read yet, but if you can, you can read all about it at CellSafe International.

Apparently my mummy is a famous person and my arrival was hot news. The first person to come visit me was a lady called Stella, and she was the lady who helped my mummy get back into shape at S2 Slimming. I guess it worked, because my mummy was back into her normal clothes within a month. 

My first photo published by the press, with mummy Amber & aunty Stella.
Mummy's best friend also came to visit me, his name is Benjamin and apparently, he teaches people how to walk in high heels.
After spending 3 days in the hospital, I was more than ready to go back to my new home.

All groomed up and ready to go home.
The next couple of weeks were pretty mundane, I must have been exhausted from all the hoo-hah! All I wanted to do was sleep, eat and poop; oh boy, let me tell you, it is one super uncomfortable experience when diapers fill up too quickly. Thankfully, my mummy decided to switch to Huggies; I cannot even begin to tell you how much more comfortable they are. Very happy!

Perhaps, it was my dreams that were tiring me out! All I remember of my dreams were a lot of kicking and punching, but they always ended up putting a smile on my face...

My dreams were thrilling & action-packed...
but I always saved the day...
When I turned one month old, things started to get more exciting. I was able to belt out some words, but they rarely came out as I intended them to, I was able to control the movements of my limbs a little, make some gestures and play with some toys, I was especially pleased that I was able to cry on demand whenever I wanted some attention and needed some food. My mummy also took me for my first studio photo shoot and threw me a grand "full moon" party just to introduce me to lots of people!

I think the music I enjoy is what they call "hip-hop".
My first studio photo shoot with my mummy.
My full moon party with my mummy & papa.
My mummy also posted an entry about me on her blog at I love you very, very, much, mummy!

After my first month, I started to feel more restless and my body was starting to ache. They say it is because I was growing at a rapid rate. I guess so, coz I was waking up more often for my milk. Thankfully, we had invested in Philips AVENT's breast pumps & bottles, so my mummy did not have to wake up in the middle of the night and follow my erratic feeding schedule.

Anyway, here are some photos of my journey from my 2nd to 6th months...

I was discovering plenty of new things I could do, like blowing bubbles from my mouth!
Driving around in my car, but this car has no engine, so I have to use my legs!
Wrestling with Mr. Bubbles
Appearing on magazine covers with my mummy
Attending fun events with my mummy & papa. I'm really starting to enjoy these events, too.
Discovering that there is this day called Christmas, where everyone is so happy and carrying lots of bags filled with toys!
And, of course, experiencing music in a whole new way!
I must say, my first 6 months has been lots of fun, and being in this beautiful world has far exceeded my expectations, but wait till you hear about the journey of my 7th to 10th months...

Continue reading Part 2...