You made me a mother

26 June 2015.

My dear Nana, you made me a mother.

It’s been the most stressful,  intense, challenging but absolutely wonderful year. The days are slow, but the years are fast. In a blink of an eye, from a tiny little newborn baby to this cheeky little girl. I can’t believe how you have grown from day 1!

The very first moment when I saw you, I remember I said: “oh my god, oh my god”. I held you in my arms, you were laying on my chest. You covered with some fluids which make you look a bit greyish, and you are very fragile. You did not cry it out loud by the moment you are here, you look calm which not the same case when you were grown because you cried hysterically most of the time. Hahahahahaa.

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I have to admit it is not love at first sight. It’s strange. It’s not how I imagine it would be. You seem like a stranger to be, but yet you are somebody very close to me. It’s strange. Life was so hard, it’s getting really tough. I’m new to everything; breastfeeding, taking care a baby, changing diapers, bathed a newborn, all my hormones runs up and downs. Even all the baby products overwhelmed me. There are days where I broke down, I feel that I wasn’t ready being a mother.

Days by days were gone, the strange feeling getting lesser and lesser and I started to cope with my life with you. Every day I hope I could provide you the best I can. Never in my life that someone ever made me feeling so. But for you, I’m willing to do so. And they said, you will finally understand how does it feel to be a mother when you are a mother yourself. When you are gifted with a baby, you are gifted with a super power as well. There’s nothing you can’t do for your kids. Even with all the stress and difficulties, as well as all the midnight pumping and nursing, I choose to continue to provide you mother’s milk no matter how difficult it is. I hope it’s nutritious enough to build you stronger. It’s not an easy journey, but I make it through for a year already now and might still continue on. I’ll let you wean it off on your own automatically when the time comes.

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My dear, you have no idea how many sleepless nights both me and your father went through after you were born. We were frustrated, feeling fatigue, very tired at work but all these feeling was gone, when we came home after a long day at work and play with you. You grow up to be very cheeky. You enjoy people’s companion. You likes to play with elder kids/babies and enjoy laughing and smile all the time. It’s so priceless to us, no matter how tired we are, your smiles brighten up everything. You might be too young to understand how does the real world is, I hope you can continue to be as innocent and as curious as you are as a baby. And you have no idea how much joy you bring to us since the day you arrive.

Thank you for being part of our life. You change my life, you make me discover an inner part of myself that I have no idea it actually exists. You made my life so meaningful. And most importantly, you made me a mother.

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26 June 2016.

Happy 1st Birthday, oh my baby Nana.

Stay healthy and happy always. We will always love you. Forever it will be.

Love,

Your mother.

 

 

 

 

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Wailoon + Peipei & Baby Woo

Hey man, time flies! My dear old time school mate is expecting her first baby! Pat and I staying at the same garden during our school days and we went to school together everyday. Fast forward 20 years plus, she’s now married and is mother-to-be. I’m very grateful to be able to capture her casual pre-wedding few years back (check out the digital series here and analogue series here) and I’m happy be to able to have a simple maternity shots with them at the park before their little one came into this world. This whole series is taken in less than an hour (an express one, haha!) and I hope both of them enjoyed the photographs as much as I enjoy shooting them.

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Photo taken by Canon MkIII with 35mm.

Love,

Eva Eva

Darling Wong

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls.

Let me introduce you, my family latest addiction of the happy human being a.k.a the king of the family – Darling Wong Mun Lok. Yes, “Darling” is his english name as per created by his beloved mom – my sister – Lemoon Lai. Haha, no, just kidding. But we called him either “Darling” or “Lok Lok” or “Wong Mun Lok” or sometimes I will call him “Fan Shu” (sweet potato) hahaha, because he looks innocent all the time. My nephew is now at his 16 months old and growing tall, strong, big eater and naughty at the same time. He loves to smile and he’s really cheeky sometimes.

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Here I can sum up a 15 facts of this little potato boy as a yiyi (aunt) perspective:

1) He speak cantonese and english. “nggg moi” is his first spoken cantonese word which means “Don’t want” & “No”. He often “nggg moi” by turning his head left and right together with his hand. Haha, darn cute. And he know how to speak “ba”, “mummm mumm”, “ball” & “there” while pointing to the place he wanted to go as well. And he mumbles all the time. I bet he will be very talkative when he grows up.

2) His favourite toy is a soccer ball & balloons. He enjoy kicking the ball, and kissing balloons all the time. Other than this, he loves playing with car car and sometimes music instruments like piano, guitar and drum. I guess he might be growing up to be either an athlete or a musician. 😀

3) He loves eating. He eats all the time! He’s skinny, but he has very huge tummy. Whenever we eat, he will run towards and wanna have a bite. Or two, or until your plate is empty. Small kid, huge appetite.

4) He enjoys clapping hand. And he always invite everybody to do it together. Haha!

5) He had one smelly pillow where he can’t take his hand off that pillow and he enjoy biting it rigorously.

6) He enjoys listening to “Gangnam Style” by PSY.

7) He’s grumpy like his mom and naughty like his dad.

8) He’s pretty generous as he will feed us with his snacks when we asked for it.

9) He kissed each and everyone of us on the cheek when we request him to “kiss kiss”. Awwwwwwwwwwwwww.

10) His favourite pastime is dancing and singing. He move his hand, and shake his head and body when he listen to music and he “sing” when we pass him the mic!

11) He nod when he wants something or when he mean “yes”.

12) He have almost a complete set of teeth now 😀

13) He put his toy-phone or our smartphone under his neck nearby his ear and say “arrrlowww”.

14) He enjoys companion. He’s happy when there’s visitor visiting him and unwilling to sleep when he know there’s visitors around. Oh and he say “ooi” (his version of hi) with one hand raised to everyone he saw, the security guards, his neighbour and the laundry aunty too! 😀

15) He enjoys stealing people’s smartphone and sometimes accidentally invite the contact of the phone for some Facetime session. He once called sis’s boss for that. Haha, laugh die me. And he knows how to unlock your phone. Don’t play play. 

I guess I can keep this list running really long. Maybe I will updated this again few months later when he grew bigger, when he learned more words. He’s less grumpy now and very friendly. He brought tremendous joy to our Wong-Lai (Pineapple!!!?hahaha) family! And in a blink of an eye, he’s so big now. 🙂

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Had this spontaneous photo-shooting session with this kid last weekend and it’s such a joy capturing him! 🙂

I love you, Darling Wong. Please grow up healthy and be a “darling” always and forever.

Photo taken by Canon MkIII with 50mm f1.4.

 

Love,

Your “yiyi” Eva.

Edmund + Yinlai = Zhihin

Let me introduce you this lovely couple, Edmund a.k.a Soh Wai, his lovely wife Yin Lai and their baby boy Zhi Hin (they are expecting to meet him in person this coming Dec. ;))

Edmund is my long time buddy, he’s my schoolmate in secondary school. I’m feel very grateful to be part of this simple maternity photo-shoot for my buddy. This is my first attempt on maternity photo-shoot, I’m stress to the max but I hope everything turn out ok and wish they like it. 🙂

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Today, Dec 2 2013, is their 1st wedding anniversary. Time flies! I still remember exactly that very moment when I attend their wedding ceremony and wedding receptions one year ago at our beloved hometown, Kampar. I’m wishing you both have a great life together ahead, and I believe there will be even more laughter and happiness once Zhi Hin is here. 🙂 Love u all!

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The photo-shoot took place at the same day, and we go outdoor at some park for some fresh air, and indoor for some tummy shots. 🙂

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“Dear Zhi Hin, Eva jie jie can’t wait to meet you too. 🙂 “

Love,

Eva Eva

My Family

It’s a beautiful Sunday morning. It’s a spontaneous photo shoot. It’s my family photo shoot!

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It’s been a long while since the thought of capturing family portraits together at a park in my mind, but y’know things happened, dad not around anymore and everyone else getting busy with their own life. Sis gave birth to her first child – Lok Lok early this year added tremendous joy in everybody’s life in the family. Lok Lok is almost at his 8 months during the photo shoot. This little potato grows up very fast!

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In conjunction of the mid-autumn festival few days back, mom plan a trip to PJ, while brother is back as well. So, I think it’s really a good timing to head to the park and get few clicks done for a simple family photo shoot!

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(Well, true story…)

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In love with this scene and it’s feels really autumn to me. Enjoy my own sweet time posing with my ukelele. Hehe.

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The whole set captured by Alex – my lazy photographer and I’m really grateful that he’s here to capture my family portraits. Thank you, you are awesome! 🙂

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It’s been a long while since the last time we had a “proper” family photo, and we wish dad is here too. We miss you, dad. 🙂

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All pictures taken by Canon 5D MarkIII with an awesome 35mm f1.4 lens by Alexander Gan. 🙂

Love,

Eva Eva