Monday, January 30, 2006

Happy Year of the Dog!!!

Originally uploaded by tychuaco.
We spent the Lunar New Year at Uncle Pang's place where there were dogs and babies everywhere. It was great fun and lots of good food to be had by all.

Thanks for a great party, Uncle Pang.

Max and His dad

Max and His dad
Originally uploaded by tychuaco.
Cute photo of Gwen's new friend Max and his dad.

Gwen at Chili's

Originally uploaded by tychuaco.
This is Gwen's first time at Chilis. She loved the steamed broccoli, corn and the crayons.

at Tribe 2

at Tribe 2
Originally uploaded by tychuaco.
another Tribe photo

at Tribe

at Tribe
Originally uploaded by tychuaco.
The next 2 posts are of Gwen at Tribe Pictures (Papa's workplace).

Onesie from Auntie Izzy

Originally uploaded by tychuaco.
Love this. Thanks, Auntie Izzy.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

One more shot!

Originally uploaded by tychuaco.
ok...I still can't believe I was able to get more than one picture of Gwen without her grabbing at the camera. All because of her new dolls courtesy of Ninang Christine.

Thanks, Chris.

Thanks, Ninang!

Originally uploaded by tychuaco.
You are seeing Gwen play with her first dolls. Ninang Christine gave her these dolls and a matching stroller. She was, I mean, she was truly entranced. I was actually able to snap this picture without her grabbing at the camera, because she was busy giving the baby a kiss on the forehead.

Thanks, Ninang Christine.

Whine monster!!!

Originally uploaded by tychuaco.
A very unpleasant phase is upon us. As G's ability to express preference increase, so does her whining. GEEZ! I thought I had a few more months till terrible twos.
Francine post:

Hug your baby today...

A lifetime ago, I taught preschool. In my first class, there was a beautiful little girl. Sweet little smile, perfect hair (quite a feat for a 4 year old) and spoke barely any English. When she didn't understand what I said, she just smiled. At naptime, she would ask me to rub her cheek to help her sleep. In the first few weeks, she would ask for her sister Vickie to come and visit her.

It's been 7 months since her death and I saw a poster of her today. Her family had set up a foundation to campaign for safe driving -

I have not seen her in more than 10 years and now she is gone. Suddenly I miss her.

Monday, January 23, 2006

Why blog?

because the world has gotten bigger and smaller at the same time.
because I can't possibly remember everything unless I write it down.
because I can.
because I should.

Watch this space because there is more to come.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Happy news!

Connie and Steve are having a girl.

Congratulations to the growing Family Chan.

Now for the bad news....

We won't even get to congratulate the happy family in person since the Chans are visiting when we are away. RATS!!!
George posting:

I was so hungry today when I got back from work that I had to have a triscuit. Gwen felt the same way. As I was chomping down on my triscuit, I caught Gwendolyn's attention from across the room. She waddled over and pleaded with me for a nibble. As I towered above her, she persisted to pull at my pants to get my attention. When I refused to offer her a bite, her pleading magnified. Pathetically she dropped to her knees and continued to still pull at my pants. Ordinarily I would have given her some food, but I knew her grandmother just gave her a big dinner and that Gwendolyn was just being curious. When her pulling proved ineffective, Gwendolyn started to arch her back and beg more. By now she had already let go of my pants but her back arch grew deeper and deeper. The whining made Gwen forget the laws of gravity as the blood rushed to her big little head. As the blood deposits pushed her to the point of no return, the weight of her head forced her to fall back. The back of her oval head thudded onto the carpeted square. There were a few moments of silence as Gwen tried to figure out what went wrong. I had to hold my breath so I wouldn't break out in laughter. I thought it was the funniest thing ever. However I wanted to save my chuckle until I was sure she was ok. As Gwen rolled herself back up she started to cry loudly. At this point I knew she was fine so I burst out laughing. Gwen's grandmother picked her up and distracted her. In less than 5 seconds Gwen was back to her old self. It's true when they say, "As long as nobody dies we can laugh about it."

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Day after Christmas

Day after Christmas
Originally uploaded by tychuaco.
Santa's little helper had a really long day.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

GuGu's dog

GuGu's dog
Originally uploaded by tychuaco.
Ok, Gugu. If you don't come back soon, I might start pulling your dog's ears. Just kidding... I'll take care of him while you're away.

Check her out

Gift from Tita Mabel
Originally uploaded by tychuaco.
"I just love my new towel."

Gwen and Woh Woh

Gwen and Woh woh
Originally uploaded by tychuaco.
Gwen will take care of your dog, GuGu. Don't worry about him.

My new sleeper for Tita Lillian

Gift from Tita Lillian 2
Originally uploaded by tychuaco.
Although Gwen seems really fascinated by the hanger, the sleeper is a perfect fit. It will be keeping her nice and warm for these long winter months. Thanks a lot, Tita Lillian.

Gift from The Reagans

Gift from Tita Mabel
Originally uploaded by tychuaco.
Gwen loves a bath and now she loves it even more with her new monogrammed towel. Fancy!!! Thanks, Uncle Pete, Tita Mabel and Joey. Gwen's looking forward to meeting Joey soon.

Gwen and her new outfit

Beautiful dress
Originally uploaded by tychuaco.
A big thank you to the Aguiars (Lyndon, Sonia, Tatiana and Daniel) for the cute new outfit. A special thanks to Tatiana for picking it out. I think Gwen loves it.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

An "awwwww...." moment
Christmas day 2005

Baby G was wearing her Christmas get-up around the house while her parents were desperately trying to capturre a portrait-studio-worthy photo. As her mother tried to wrangle her down to a sitting position on the sofa, G found one of her socks which she proceeded to pick-up and tried to put on...making for some cute pics. Judge for yourself.


a new word to her ever expanding vocabulary.....BOOK or something that sounds like it. It's more like BUH. My child's a genius! Well...ok... so what if the extent of her vocabulary can be contained in small post-it note? Progress is progress, as we hopeful moms would always say.

Happy Holidays!

Gives it up
Originally uploaded by tychuaco.
A belated Holiday greeting to all. I have been horribly remiss about keeping this site up to date. Well, keeping any site up to date for that matter.

However it is the new year and with it, the hope that I will be able to keep dear family and friends up to date on the Family Chung.

More photos are coming...