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Hi, My name is Sienna Chaw Naga aka Baby Si. My daddy's name is Karthik and mummy's is Jamie aka KarMie (Karthik+Jamie). 
I am proud to be a Chin-dian!!! My daddy is an Indian American, mummy a Malaysian Chinese and they met in the States while working together at Cummins, Inc. I was made in China :) Since then, I have travelled to Japan, Australia, New Zealand, China, India, USA, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia (all while being comfortably in mummy's womb). I took my first trip when I was only 3 months n we went to Phuket, Thailand as mummy needed a vacation! 2 yrs later, my parents gave me a baby brother, Skyler Chaw Naga aka baby Skye! Now we live in Charlotte,NC (USA)...
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Hope u like reading my blog... xoxo, Baby Si!!! Here's my first blog entry: http://karmie080808.blogspot.sg/2012/10/my-first-blog.html 
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Thursday, 12 October 2017

6 Reasons to NEVER take your kids to Disney On Ice “Frozen”

This is Mr. Hubby's aka daddy's 2nd time reviewing after attending our kids media invite. 
Read his 1st ever blog post written by him ~> click here.

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Written by Karthik Naga aka Mr. Hubby aka daddy #SiennaSkyler




On October 5th, 2017, we took our kids, Sienna and Skyler, to the Disney On Ice show “Frozen” in Charlotte, NC.  It is the second time we were sponsored to watch Disney On Ice, the first one being in Singapore.  That was the “Magical Ice Festival”, which showcased short segments of many legendary Disney movies including “The Little Mermaid”, “Beauty and the Beast” and “Frozen”.  While that gave a taste of many different stories and songs, this “Frozen” production was all about Anna and Elsa’s epic story of love and rivalry in the wintery wonderland of Arendelle.




For as long as we can remember our daughter, Sienna, has been a huge fan of “Frozen” and the song “Let It Go”.  She was excited to see the whole show in Singapore, but this time she knew that 2 hours of purely “Frozen” fun and songs would be unforgettable.  There are many articles and blogs about the show and so we thought we would take a unique approach in ours.  Here we list the reasons to NEVER take your kids to a Disney On Ice performance.

6 Reasons to NEVER take your kids to Disney On Ice “Frozen” (written from a dad's perspective)

Reason 1: You would find it difficult to spot your daughter in a sea of Elsa and Anna look-alikes

Pretty much every girl you see at the show is dressed like Elsa or Anna.  We have a strict hand holding rule in public and especially in crowds, but this show takes it to a whole new level.  Not only are there a lot of adults and kids, but you might very well have never seen so many girls wearing the same outfit!

However, this is a good place to practice safety in crowds before heading to Disney World as that might be the biggest and most crowded fun kids’ place in the world!






Reason 2: You would have Disney songs stuck in your head for at least a few months after the show
One of my favorite parts of Disney movies is the music that they produce.  Their tunes are catchy and the lyrics are ones that kids can sing along to and memorize.  Our daughter Sienna has been singing “Let It Go” since the age of 3 and after this show even our son Skyler has been humming along to many more songs from the show.

The truth is, no matter how hard you will try to get the songs out of your head, it is very challenging to “Let It Go”!





Reason 3: You would have to start sending the kids for classes immediately
Don’t be surprised if your kids gain an interest in dancing, singing, acting and ice skating after watching this show.  When seeing a show that is so professionally planned and effortlessly executed, it raises the excitement level that kids have in growing talents and performing in front of family, friends and even the public.  Overcoming a fear of performing is important, and watching others do that at a young age makes other kids want to do the same.

Sienna and Skyler have loved dancing and Sienna loves to sing, so this show further grows that interest and they will take that with them when they learn in class on how to overcome stage fright when performing in front of a big crowd.






Reason 4: You would have to watch the movie “Frozen” before and many times after the show
The Disney “Frozen” movie is the perfect preparation prior to the Disney On Ice show.  It introduces the characters and the story to the kids and gets them in that Disney kind of spirit.  But after watching the 2-hour performance live, the kids will surely have a whole new perspective of the story.  It literally comes to life and having come so close to the characters, the kids will want to watch the movie again soon after.

This is very similar to watching one’s favorite sports team on the TV for many years before watching them live and in person with the excitement and euphoria of the crowd.  If a kid goes through that experience, it becomes more personal and the bond grows strong in a whole different way.






Reason 5: You would end up filling your home with Disney memorabilia
You might have thought that buying tickets to the Disney On Ice was within budget, but little do you realize that there are more tempting treats on the way to your seat, on the way to the restrooms and on the way back home.  Right when you get in line, you’ll be given the opportunity to buy a program for the show.  Right after you enter, there’s a picture opportunity with an Elsa and Anna backdrop that will surely get your kids’ attention. Who can say no to a souvenir of a once-in-a-lifetime show?
 
As you walk inside to your seating section, you’ll see little dolls of your favorite Disney characters.  Even while you are peacefully enjoying the show, vendors come right to your seat selling snow cones and cotton candy in an Olaf cup.  If you can resist buying things before and during the show, try saying no to your kids as they beg for one on the way back home!





Reason 6: You would be tempted to fly to Disney World right away
Disney On Ice is very much representative of the excellence and talent of the Walt Disney company.  It weaves together original storytelling, exceptional musicality, realistic acting, innovative characterization, and colorful stage props in a way that only Disney can.  Add to this the added excitement of doing the whole production on ice, and you have entertainment for all ages.  Sienna and Skyler were smiling and waving the entire time.  We, the parents sat back and took in the talents on display, while marveling at our kids’ excitement.

It’s hard to come out of this show not wanting to take it one giant leap further: by going to the place where you can literally live inside of this excitement: Disney World.  Instead of further tempting yourself to see your kids marvel at the world of Disney, stay away from this show, because once you see it, you really have little chance at saying "NO" to a trip to Orlando theme park.

Yes, Sienna and Skyler have yet to visit the most magical place on earth -> Disney World.
Yes, it is on our "to go" list... Soon, hopefully soon!


Disclaimer: This is a Media invite sponsored by Hornets Sports & Entertainment. All opinions are solely our own.



Thursday, 28 September 2017

Frozen Giveaway

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Disney On Ice Presents Frozen (Giveaway)
Disney On Ice is in Charlotte next week at the Spectrum Center!  This show is called “Frozen and Friends” and is sure to be a hit based on the huge success of the movie “Frozen”.  The complete adventure of the Academy Award® winning tale will be told live for the first time in this production, capturing the dynamic of two royal sisters, Anna and Elsa.



Anna, a girl with an extraordinary heart, embarks on an epic journey to find her sister, the magical Elsa, who is determined to remain secluded as she finally feels free to test the limits of her powers. Rugged mountain man Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven, the lovable and hilarious snowman Olaf and the mystical trolls help Anna along the way in this story about love conquering fear.  Audiences will get to sing along with such musical masterpieces as “Let it Go,” “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” and “Fixer Upper.” Frozen directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee add, “Seeing audiences around the world embrace Frozen has been the experience of a lifetime.  And to now have the chance to consult with the talented team at Feld Entertainment and watch their creation come to life on ice, is thrilling.” In Disney On Ice presents Frozen, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse take the audience through the magical story based in Arendelle, with special appearances by beloved Disney princesses and favorite characters from Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story and Finding Nemo and Disney’s The Lion King, who come together to prove that true love is the greatest power of all.  Director Patty Vincent says, “Our goal is to showcase these heartwarming characters in a way that allows the audience to cheer and sing along throughout this emotional journey.”

Disney On Ice Presents Frozen Tickets
If you are interested to bring your family, the show will be at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC from October 5th to the 8th.  Tickets can be purchased using this link:


Tickets Giveaway
This year, we have a sponsored giveaway for the KarMie blog readers!

Our blog readers will have the opportunity to win FOUR tickets to the show.  All details can be found in our Instagram accounts: @jamiechaw or @karthik_naga


You can find the post by following this link @jamiechaw or @karthik_naga but hurry as the giveaway ends on October 2nd!

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Letter to my 2nd born, Skyler Chaw Naga

Since your "jie jie" Sienna got her 1st letter from mommy, it's just natural that you get yours too, my "baby" Skyler!
(Okay, Mr. Hubby aka daddy...just to clear the air, don't be expecting one from me anytime soon yeah??? Lols)

Dear "baby" Skyler,

I know you have grown up but this momma will always call u my "baby" coz you are my LAST baby and I'm in denial to let my baby "go"!


When you were younger, you would not wear anything with buttons!!! 
Thank goodness you've outgrown this phobia n you could wear stylish button ups now...

You cried when mommy took u to your 1st professional haircut at the salon... so mommy took matters into her own hands n has given yours, your sister's n daddy's hair cuts ever since!!!


Since you started talking babyish (unlike your sister who started talking in full sentences since baby), your love language has always been in actions!!! You would kiss me unexpectedly everyday n sometimes surprise me by kissing my butt!!! You use to kiss me with your mouth wide open when u were a baby n thankfully a gentlemen now with your eyes shut n mouth close... sometimes even with tongue...***eeekksss*** Lols!!!

You frequently and randomly tell me "I Love you, mommy" at unexpected places n time like while you are going #2. I guess u think of mommy while poo poo-ing?

You like spicy food just like mommy!!! Hoping u would LOVE even spicier food so we can eat tom yum, nasi lemak n the spiciest buffalo wild wings n keep mommy company on our future "makan"/eating adventure dates together!!!

You are an awesome eater... you eat EVERYTHING n anything!!! You must have Malaysian blood in you n a true foodie (Just like mommy). But you need to learn to ALWAYS feed yourself coz sometimes you want mommy to feed you. And mommy obliged willingly as you are my "baby"!!!

                    

                            

You would look for mommy every morning 1st thing in the morning to wish me "jao an"/ good morning n give me hugs n kisses ... have to remind u to go pee pee first before cuddling on mommy's bed !!!


You always wake up with a SMILE!!! You have smiley eyes (just like daddy) ... You would light up the room whenever you walk in. It makes mommy smile widely just seeing u so happy. You always make my day so colorful n melt my sadness away!



You are a really good dancer ... you definitely didn't get it from ur mommy or daddy (coz they have 2 left feet). You must have gotten the grooves from your sister!!!

Ironically, You have 2 left feet...You would stumble (ever since young), even while walking. Or walk into walls n knock into tables. You walk/run zig zag n would trip other people walking next to you (your "jie jie" Sienna).

You are the drama king in the family. I would have thought it would be your sister.
Since you fumble a lot, you would cry as if it was the end of the world n requiring us to carry you n "sayang" n make us kiss your "boo boo".

You love cars, trucks, bus, trains, n everything with wheels!!! You would bring your favorite car with you EVERYWHERE even make pretend it's ur "phone" n keep it next to you while you sleep!


                  


You adore your sister like nobody's business!!! You like to shadow and mirror EVERYTHING your "jie jie" say and do!!! To the point of eating, even your eating favorite food you would say no if jie jie says no...


                  

You ask for "jie jie" every single day that she started kindergarten... when she's coming home, is she eating the same lunch as you, can you come along to the bus stop to pick "jie jie" up, etc!!!

You ALWAYS ask for another print out at the library so u can bring it home for "jie jie" and color together!

You are very particular n protective about your things!
You just have to have it YOUR way with your things... can't put our stuff on your papers, can't move your vehicle toys when you are lining it up, you keep your toys away once you are done with playing (this mommy approves), etc!!! 

           

Thank you for being YOU!!!
And thank God for making me your mommy...
My prayers ever since mommy found out I was becoming a mom of 2 (you were in my belly) is that you will always be HAPPY, HEALTHY and CONTENT... 
and God has blessed me with such wonderful son!!! 
I count my blessing every single day...
Love,
MOMMY!








Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Letter to my firstborn, Sienna Chaw Naga


Dear Sienna,

Mommy is penning down these precious memories right before you head to kindergarten...
Oh my, have you grown into a little young lady...

You are the first to grab "di di" Skyler when a car comes close by and scolds him for not holding hands whenever we are in the parking lot.

You are the first to sayang "di di", wipe his tears and ask him to apologize to mommy n daddy whenever he is sent to the naughty room.

You are such a wonderful jie jie but stubborn at times, but that could come in handy as an adult.

You are really mature for your age ever since you were a baby. Mommy feels guilty at times for always asking you to give in to your "di di" coz you are the bigger "jie jie".

You read to your "di di" storybooks n make the story up when you don't know to read the words.

You play the teacher and teach him as if he is your student.

You have never ever baby talk before n have been talking in full proper sentences from when you started talking.

You are "di di's" translator whenever we can't understand what he is saying or when he is crying n mumbling at the same time.

You always like to win n be 1st but daddy taught us to shake hands with each other after a game n say "good game"!

You both hold hands sometimes when you sleep n it just melts my heart.

You kiss each other n hug n dance together.

You always ask me if you get the bigger portion of food n wink at me when we tell  "di di" it's the same portion.

You draw n cut nice arts&crafts telling me it's a present for mommy.

You would clean up your stuff/toys n then tell me you have a surprise waiting for me.

You are so eager to offer your help, whenever mommy and daddy are doing work.

You are Ms. popular at school and all (most) of the girls and boys love being around you, as much as you love being around them

You need to learn from "di di" about his eating habits as he eats almost EVERYTHING...especially eating your vegetables!

You have learnt how to be patient and wait. (most of the times)

You are such a good dancer (think you got it from your Sathya "athai"/aunty!

You can sing and remember the lyrics to many songs especially those on the radio! Thanks to all the long road trips we had...

Thank you for being YOU!!!
And thank God for making me your mommy...
My prayers ever since mommy found out I was becoming a mom (you were in my belly) is that you will always be HAPPY, HEALTHY and CONTENT... 
and God has blessed me with such wonderful daughter!!!
I count my blessing every single day...

Love,
MOMMY!