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Amber Chia’s Little Ashton Goes On His First Holiday Without Mommy

by Amber Chia
Posted on 14 December 2014

Ashton is a big boy now; he is already 4 plus. He has matured quite a bit. He does not do the things he would do when he was 2 to 3 years old like screaming and lying down on the floor.  He knows how to behave and he understands when we tell him that he cannot do certain things. It is now easier for us to manage him compared to when he was younger.

He is still a very fun loving boy and he continues to ask a thousand questions.  When we watch movies, he would be throwing questions at me throughout the movie. I am more patient with him than his daddy. I will pause the movie and try to answer his questions but his daddy will tell him to stop asking questions after awhile.  Just like the other day, he asked me, “Mommy, why the Spider Man breathing just now and now no more breathing?” I replied that stories in movies are not real and that it takes only a month to shoot a movie. So now, he will say, “Mommy it is like very long, right?” whenever the next scene changes. I am glad he asks questions as it means he is learning. He makes my brain work overtime too as he follows my answer with another question! I hope he continues with this habit in future as I want to be able to give him proper advice when required. He still talks to me every day you know – he tells me everything that he does for the day.


I had an operation recently for internal bleeding. My dear husband was my tower of strength during this scary experience. I am glad I had my husband’s support and my son’s concern. My little Ashton was so worried you know. I explained to him about the operation but he cried and asked the doctor, “My mommy will be okay, right?” He cried again before I was wheeled into the operating theatre, asking “Are you going to be okay Mommy?” I can see that he was really relieved to see me after the operation.  “Mommy is okay now”, he kind of stated. He stayed with me in the hospital for a few days.


Ashton went on a holiday without us for the first time and it was also the first time he was away from us. We had planned for the trip to a theme park in China well in advance but I could not make it as it was just 3 days after my operation. My husband also stayed behind to be with me so my mother-in-law and father-in-law took Ashton on the trip. I did not want to be selfish and deprive Ashton of his long anticipated holiday. He was looking forward to it so much.


When he was walking pass the immigration check point at the airport, he kept looking back at us. I saw tears in his eyes but he is very much like me - he acts strong.  He did not cry out and could still manage to say, “Mommy bye, bye” and “Papa I love you”.  I don’t think he understood his feelings then though. It was the first time for him.


Ashton’s nanny told me he was very quiet when they reached China. I spoke to him every day for the 5 days that he was there.  The first day he asked, “Mommy are you okay? Your tummy is okay?” Second day, he asked: “Mommy why so long you aren’t here yet?” I had to explain to him again that I told him I cannot go and he sounded disappointed. Third day, I asked him if he was having fun and the reply was, “Mommy not here, I have no fun.”  I felt so bad for not being there. Fourth day, he called me to say he wanted to come back to Malaysia because he missed us.


My Ashton is so sweet.  He feels my tummy and asked me if I am feeling better. Sometimes, he gets drinks of water for me and tells me that when I am sick, I need to drink a lot of water. Actually, he is repeating what I told him when he was sick. He is such a caring boy.


I will be celebrating my birthday soon, on the 14th of December. We plan to have a small do with just my family but my friends asked me to hold a small party. So I will invite a few friends for dinner. I don’t want to tire myself out this year as I am not fully recovered yet. I have spoken with my husband about going on a short holiday to either Singapore or Penang during the Christmas/New Year holidays. I feel that Ashton did not have a real holiday as we were not with him in China. When I asked him about his China trip, he told me, “Boring, Mommy!”  I am looking forward to our little family holiday trip.

I had an early birthday bash with some orphans from Grace Community Service on 6th December.  We were at Lespetits Chefs where the very kind and lovely ladies there teach single moms and orphans to bake. The cookies and cakes are sold for charity. We had a great time with the orphans and I am very glad that Amber Chia Academy and Pensonic supported this campaign. Ashton also learned how to make cookies for me. I have always wanted Ashton to mix around so he knows how others live. I want him to know that there are children who are not as fortunate as him,  children who do not have parents but are still able to stay positive. Money cannot buy the happiness you feel when you see the orphans enjoying themselves. The kids are very sweet as well. They made me a very nice birthday book and we enjoyed making cookies together. Ashton wants to go back again. We will send him there another time when we have time. It was the most meaningful birthday I had. I had also invited 3 fans from my Facebook page to the event.  I would like to thank Amber Chia Mesmerised by Pensonic for organizing such a wonderful birthday celebration.


Ashton loves Christmas. He can’t wait for the day to come. He keeps asking me, “How many days are there to Christmas?” Christmas and his birthday are the 2 occasions that he looks forward to the most. Christmas is a great time to thank people. I can celebrate Christmas with friends from all over the world. 2015 will be here soon too. Every year, I plan my goals for the next year. You can only make things happen when you make plans for them.  My wish is always the same too, I always pray for good health. Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year to all of you!!


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