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Farewell Switzerland

Fei's book by Jani

Hi there, Fei! It's been a while. Blogging has kind of slowed down to minimum these days as work is taking much of my time and you and Yuer do everything you can to keep me busy. Our life is actually ...Read more

Summer holiday and the change of plans

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We had quite a summer - after countless of different ideas on where to go for a vacation, we ended up spending some time in Ticino and then the rest of the summer in Finland. The early summer in Switz...Read more

Montessori school and the day of fun

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It's become pretty obvious lately that you need to go to daycare. You are getting really bored at home and you want attention, but you just can't get enough of it.

I need to work, which pretty much...
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iPad and Fei

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You now have your very own computer! Or, I guess Steve Jobs doesn't like to call it a computer. It's your very own iPad. ;)

We woke up early Friday morning and took a train to Zürich. You and Yuer ...
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New life

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To say that your life turned upside down when your little sister Yuer was born would be an understatement. In fact, it is hard to think of anything that would not be at least somewhat affected.


Y...
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You are a big brother now!

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As I'm writing this, you've been a big brother to your little sister Yuer for two and half days now! You don't really understand it yet as Yuer has been in the hospital with mom until now. Tomorrow it...Read more

Learning numbers, letters, colors... and animals!

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You really started a learning phase after you turned two years old. Today is your two year and two months -birthday and especially during the past month you've spent all your waking hours wanting to s...Read more

Happy New Year! 3 birthday videos

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Happy New Year Fei!

Your barely two years old but it's already your third time celebrating new year. Today I was really busy wrapping up some stuff that had to be done before the year's end, and yo...
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Learning to draw, count and spell

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Hey Fei,

As I've written before, you've taken a big leap in learning new stuff at around two years old. For long time you've been counting to three, but just recently you've started to count longer...
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Non-traditional Christmas

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Merry Christmas, Fei! We didn't have much of traditional Christmas this time, but we'll try to do better next year. I guess you are still too young to actually undertand anyway, your life circles pret...Read more

Fei - two year old boy!

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Dear Fei,

I'm writing this sitting on the bed next to you and mom. You guys are eating some delicious mandarines, ready to sleep soon. Last night we returned from a five day trip to Italy to celebr...
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Fei 1.5 years!

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Fei, today you're one and half years old! That's a major achievement, you're really becoming a toddler now and leaving the baby days behind.

Today the weather was far from perfect which destroyed m...
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Walking and talking!

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An important day to remember - March 11, 2009 was the day when you started walking on your own! You're about 14 and half months old now which I guess means you're a little later than average but still...Read more

Hainan escape

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It's been six or seven weeks since my last update to Fei's book. As I'm writing this we're all in Sanya, in the island of Hainan in China. This is kind of like "Hawaii of China", a tropical island whe...Read more

New year on Champs-Elysées

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Happy New Year 2009 Fei! After spending the Christmas in Disneyland we were finally ready to hit the Paris big time. We rented an apartment for one week at the very center of the city, halfway Champs-...Read more

Christmas Eve in Disneyland (Day three!)

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Ok, so Christmas Eve was the third and final day of our adventures in Disneyland Paris. I think it's safe to say we've had a good dose of Disney for now, we'll see when the next time is. I honestly ca...Read more

Disneyland, day two

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We skipped Disneyland for one day and drove to Paris city instead as your mom wanted to visit Galeries Lafayette to do some last minute Christmas shopping and daddy wanted to have a chance to take som...Read more

Fei - one year old!

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Happy birthday Fei! On Sunday, December 21, 2008 you turned exactly one year old! What a year it has been! You were actually a big and strong baby when you were born so I can't say you've grown from t...Read more

On the move - all the time

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It seems you've now totally figured out you are able to move yourself from A to B on your own. You now basically move all the time and it seems you really don't want to focus on one thing for too long...Read more

Visiting Lausanne

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We had an important mission: we needed to get you diapers that are made in Japan. When you and mom visited China a while ago, your mom somehow really fell in love with this specific brand of diapers. ...Read more

Moving to Switzerland

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You are now almost one year old, and yet another major event has happened in our life. Couple weeks ago we packed our bags, left Helsinki behind and arrived in Zürich, Switzerland!

I'm sure for you...
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Fei's book in the newspaper

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Congrats Fei, today you're featured in Finland's largest newspaper, Helsingin Sanomat! They wrote a nice story about XIHA Life with photo of you and mentioned your blog in it, too. You and I have a ni...Read more

Meeting with Santa!

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Today was a big day for you - a living proof that Santa does exist! The grand old man himself was at our local shopping mall and you got a chance to tell him what you want for Christmas!

This will ...
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Father's day

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You had such a good time at the grandpa's today playing with your cousins Teo and Milja. You guys really seem to get along well! Needless to say my dad was very glad to see you too. We enjoyed a littl...Read more

Standing up

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Today's the first time you got up to standing on your own, without anyone helping out! Couple days ago we lowered the bottom of your old crib (which you have actually never used before) to see if you'...Read more

Halloween

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It was your first Halloween so we had a little pumpkin carving fun! I think the pumpkin turned out quite nice, and you were a good helper through all of it!  Today you've been quite fuzzy otherwise....Read more

Around the world and back home again

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Last month was quite an adventure for all of us. I spent the month in California while you and mom went to Beijing. You finally had a chance to meet your grandpa, as well as the famous Madame Ding.
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Da-Da-Daddy!

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Oh my, it's been a really long while since I last wrote to you. Daddy's been busy you know, as always. But at least we've had a chance to spend some quality time together every day, even if I did't ha...Read more

Fei's first piano sonata!

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Fei, you are a Mozart in making! I remember we let you check out the piano several months ago when you were a little baby but your little hands were not strong enough to even make a sound. All we coul...Read more

360 degrees!

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Boy, you're on fire these days! Just as you learned to say "mbah", you took us by a surprise when you suddenly flipped around from belly to back couple days ago. Until now you've mastered the back-to-...Read more

Ba ba ba ba

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Wow, Fei! Just as you turned six months you learned a new exciting skill - using consonants! Until now everything you've said has pretty much been "Aaa" or "Eee", but now we're suddenly getting a lot ...Read more

Half-year birthday in Muumiland!

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Happy birthday Fei, you're now exactly half year old little guy! As it happens, today is also "juhannus", the mid-summer day celebration in Finland. [br][br]We weren't planning on it, but we ended up ...Read more

Rolling around

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Fei, what a big boy you are! Couple weeks ago you figured out how to roll from back to the belly position. Now you can already sit up pretty well on your own. You've taken your first little bites of s...Read more

Mini Baby Racer

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It's not easy to get to places outside of Helsinki without a car so recently we bought a new Mini Cooper Clubman. As a little gift for you Fei, the dealership gave us a "Mini Baby Racer", which is you...Read more

Fei is 5 months!

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Fei, your mom got this idea to make magazine cover for each of your monthly birthday... pretty cool, huh? We're later going to pring them as a book for you, which should be a really nice! ;)Read more

The spring is in the air!

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The spring is here!

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...and Fei's book is back! Fei, when you read this later on you will notice there's a month long gap in the updates. I wish I had been able to update this more often but it's been a busy month. Just a...Read more

Daddy went to San Francisco...

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Fei meets the nurse

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This past week has been quite a milestone in your life! First you turned 100 days old, and then you had your first vaccine shot. I was afraid how you might react to being sting by the needle, but you ...Read more

Fei 100!

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Happy birthday Fei! Today you reached an important milestone of 100 days. I can't believe how big boy you've already become!

Since you're a big boy today we did some special stuff. We took a ride ...
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Busy days

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Fei, I'm sorry I haven't spent enough time with you in the past few days. It's the same old story, too much work and never enough time.

It seems you're used to having dad around quite much. During...
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The first laugher!

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Yesterday you laughed out loud for the first time! It was no accident as you've repeated the feat several times today. It's kind of funny though, as obviously it is not easy for you. Sometimes it soun...Read more

Happy Easter, Fei!

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Dear Fei,

I'm writing this for you to read when you're somewhat older. My mom wrote a little "diary" for me when I was a little baby and I found it very interesting to read. I hope you will feel th...
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Fei knows the best!

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Fei aime le francais!

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Fei is full month now!

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Welcome to the world, little Fei!

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My name is Jani. I'm a 38 year old man living in Las Vegas, United States. I speak English, Chinese (Mandarin Simplified), Finnish and Swedish.

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This blog is a letter for my son Fei to read when he grows up, to know what was going on when he was a baby! I updated it quite often right after the birth and less frequently over time, but I hope to keep updating this at least sometimes for a long time to come.

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