I have to admit that halloween is so much more fun when you have kids. This will be the first time for Milo to go trick or treating. His cousins are coming over and we shall attack our neighbors’ treats after pizza dinner and my homemade pumpkin cupcakes with my special made cupcake toppers! I hope most of the candies will be nut free (Milo is highly allergic to peanut).

Oh. I almost forgot. Milo decided to be Muno for Halloween this year. It took him about 15 other different costumes before coming to this decision. You don’t know who Muno is? Well, not many do for some reason. When people ask him who he is, this is how the conversation goes:

Person: “Who are you?”
Milo would quickly replied with his hands up in the air: “I am Muno, the one eye monster from Yo Gabba Gabba!”
Person: “Oh?!”
Milo always ends his descriptions by saying: ” It’s kind like dancing around in a movie theater.”
And with that, the Person who has no idea what Milo is dressed as gets even more confused and would just smile and slowly walks away.

Milo’s vision teacher at Early Start thinks his costume is too perfect for him because of the one eye. We love it and he is so proud!

Matilda was going to wear the pumpkin outfit that Milo had for his first halloween but then the day before her halloween parade at Early Start I realized that it was too small. I went and got her a bumble bee costume instead.


seriously guys. autumn is my most favorite season. its the perfect weather for fashion, at least in my book, its the beginning of all the wonderful holidays and the colors of autumn is pretty rocking too. i always miss living in the east coast around this time with the foliage and the sounds of my feet crunching the leaves. it all sounds so wonderful but guess what people, AUTUMN HAS NOT ARRIVED YET!!!! and this year i better get it because autumn cheated on me last year and i will never forget. i am ready for my boots-tights-wearing-and-much-layering-but not necessarily a winter coat wearing weather. this household has been ready for you since summer, SO get going and push that heat loving summer out of your way.

thank you very much.


milo had his first sleepover last weekend with his two cousins (ages 3 and 4). they all slept in our room with their sleeping bags. it was a kind of a last minute thing so i didnt even think about what milo would sleep on. but right before we were setting up the kids on our floor, i remembered about my old skool Fisher Price sleeping bag which my dad scored for us via his connection back in the day. it was still in its original box which i kept after all these years. we have one in blue/yellow and another one in pink. it was perfect. we opened it and was very impressed with its simple design. you just roll it up and secure it with velcro and it has pockets on the end for him to put his goodies in. the bestest part is that it is blue which is milo’s favorite color (the pink one i am saving for matilda). i think it is pretty hard to find a sleeping bag with no designs or characters on them these days. i am SO glad that i kept this and i do love my old skool Fisher Price items. thank you thank you dad, i bet you never knew that someday it would be your grandson that would be using this.(because i certainly never imagine that it would be my kid that i am saving this for.)

dont get jealous people. sometimes its good to be keeper trapper (not a hoarder or at least not a dirty messy one). i have things that i kept from my childhood and most of the stuff are still in its original packaging (especially my hello kitty stuff) and it is not because i am hoping to sell them. it is because i love my stuff.


in april and may, milo had tired a prosthesis scleral shell and they both failed horribly. the first time only lasted one day and the second time he had it for about a month but it was a bad month and he ended up with a bad cornea infection. you can go here and here and here and here for more detailed postings.

we recently went to meet with another ocularist to see if he would be a better match for milo after discussing the matters with milo’s opthamologist. just to clarify, our first ocularist was a super nice guy and i dont want to give the impression that he is bad in any way. he did come highly recommended to us but sometimes you are just not compatible. this new ocularist we saw was very nice as well and we told him about milo’s history of scleral shell and what our concerns are. we left feeling confident and milo will get his impression of his third trial of a prosthesis scleral shell in november. i am already anticipating the anxiousness of it all and also we were informed that we should take it out of milo’s eye every night or every other night. EEK!

to prepare him, i have been showing milo how i take out my contacts (or shells is the term i used for him) every night and how it tickles my eyeballs and its not scary at all. i remind him that a new big boy shell will have to be place back in his big boy’s eye. so far, his reactions has been positive. fingers crossed you guys, i really hope this will work out. i dont want to see my little milo to be suffering like last time.

if anyone out there would like to know more in details about my experiences with the ocularists and who they are, please email me and i will tell you as much as you want.

and to our first ocularist: thank you. you are nice but because we love our little milo, we have no choice but to try another ocularist because we cannot see him suffer again and maybe his eye and you are not meant to be. this is hard because its a small eye world and i am sure we will cross path again. all our best to you.
(i honestly believe that he kind of figure out that we will find someone else because of the bad experiences milo had from talking with him at milo’s recent EUA.)

p.s. i am always so thankful that we live in the awsum SF Bay Area because we actually have the choice to go see another top rocking ocularist.


i am a huge fan of Anthropologie and i was checking out their fall item and came upon their Hampden Pea Coat and i seriously did a double take as i saw the picture. i was confused at first because i have the exact same coat hanging in my closet which i know i got last fall and i know i did not get it at Anthropologie. i had to think for couple seconds and confirmed to myself that yes indeed i did not get it at Anthropologie because i remember my mother got it for me at Zara. i studied the pictures and i looked at my jacket and i cant get over the fact of the similarities.

i had the chance to go to the store last week and seriously people, its almost exactly the same thing. i was overly excited (not sure if that is the correct term) to share my discoveries with the sales lady but she wasnt overly surprised for some reason or maybe i was expecting her to be like what the what and to be more surprised/excited than i was. in fact, i told two sales lady at two different locations and they both seem kind of like, oh wow thats great and thanks for sharing with me. well actually, the one sales lady told me that i have the future fashion since i got the jacket last year, but in my head, i want to tell her no lady, you are totally wrong because i dont think i can ever have the future jacket because there will always be another jacket year after year.

i cant get over it people. is there anyone out there that knows about this and would like to talk about it or if i can talk to the buyer of Anthropologie or Zara??! i dont know who designed the jacket at Zara but it is Elevenses that makes this Hampden Pea Coat at Anthropologie.

and yes, i will be sharing this news with another Anthropolgie staff the next time i am at the store.

I CANT GET OVER THIS PEOPLE! someone explain these things to me. PLEASSSEEEEEEEE.