So here are the (reassessed) 10 things I wanna do with my baby:
No.1 Visit aquariumsssss.
#1 At Seattle Aquarium, 2013.
Why? Because Chloe loves it, she loves marine animals, she loves them so much that she picks a whale backpack (you know the whole story if you're following me on FB).
I know, I'm sure some of you gonna say it's really sad and inhumane for the marine mammals to live in aquarium since they belong to the wild. Totally agree. But at the same time, I also feel sad for the marine mammals in the wild that eventually ended up swimming inside human stomach before they really get to enjoy their lives, think about shark fin and dolphin meats... I believe the accredited aquariums (as well as the zoos) play an important role in education; it's probably one of the safest places to connecting children with the natural world in this concrete jungle. Anyway, not planing to drill too deep in this topic, and yup, I watched "The Cove" and "Black Fish," so we're not going to support Seaworld, don't worry. Meanwhile, go sign the petition to end the captive breeding programs at SeaWorld Parks h.e.r.e.
No.2 Rescue/Adopt an Animal.
#3 At Marine Mammals Center, Sausalito, CA. It's such a meaningful place to visit, they rescue, treat, and eventually return the marine animals to the wild. I'll blog about it some time.
No.3 Swim with Dolphins.
#4 At Boulder Marriot, Boulder, CO, 2013.
#5 Thus swimming class is mandatory, sorry baby :p
No.4 Plant Something Together and Watch It Grows.
#6 Our 2013 Pumpkin Patch.
#7 Nah, it doesn't need to be pumpkins silly.
No.5 Shopping Together.
#8 At Mitte Pastry Shop.
#9 The real shopping, not the candies or groceries, you know what I mean...
No.6 Play Dress Up.
#10 Something like this, but not quite...
No.7 Bake A Cake for Daddy Chean.
#11 Chloe nomming her birthday cupcake, 2014. I'm feeling hopeful to check this one off the list next year, aha, Summer Cooking Classes, lol.
No.8 Enjoy Afternoon Tea.
#12 Celebrating 2014 Valentine's at Lovejoy's Tea Room.
#13 She's a sweet tooth but don't think she appreciate the idea yet; moreover, she can't drink tea :p
No.9 Go On A Spontaneous Vacation, Just the Two of Us.
#14 On our way home, flying from L.A. to San Francisco.
#15 It'd be heavenly surreal if she's the one taking me for a ride, be it by car or by plane, lol :p
No.10 Sing A Song/Duet.
And it has to be "Country Road" because it makes grandma happy...
#16 #17 My family at Chloe's First Birthday Bash, Malaysia, 2013.
#18 And part of the lyric of this song goes like this...
I hear her voice in the morning hour she calls me,
the radio reminds me of my home far away.
And driving down the road
I get a feeling that I should have been home yesterday, yesterday.
take me home to the place I belong.
West Virginia, mountain momma, take me home, country roads.
Missing everyone in Malaysia. You know what, life is too short, keep it simple, stupid :)