OK, lil Edmund, Uncle, Aunty and lil mui mui Ash wishes you a very Happy Birthday and do have a blast!!! *smiles*
Friday, February 29, 2008
OK, lil Edmund, Uncle, Aunty and lil mui mui Ash wishes you a very Happy Birthday and do have a blast!!! *smiles*
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Here are the rules:
* First copy and paste it.
* Do not remove any content.
* Just add One word related to your blogs.
* If you don’t like the concept Pls! say no?
* Our main goal is we are going to circulate our number of friends.
* The more people join the “pass it to the front” the more links we generate.
* Lastly write only one word “short” for your blogs…
* Keep it simple and short, I know some of you have more than one blogs.
* The color is only black, gray, or white plssss avoid using any color okies.
Let me show you:
1.Filipina, 2.Darling allen, 3.Abroad, 4.Halfway, 5.life, 6.culture, 7.interracial, 8.pinaystories, 9.pinaysinglelooking, 10.health 11.Miscellaneous 12. Children13. my experience 14.family 15. milestones 16. Home 17. shopping 18. funnies
OK, I am going to pass this tag to (I hope you haven't done it) :
2. Chin Nee
OK, I shall stop here for now. :-D
We were supposed to attend one during the CNY but it was cancelled at the last minute. A good thing also since I was sick during that weekend. Besides, we had already paid our dear friends a visit the weekend before cos we indicated that we may not make it due to other visiting commitments.
Our friends we telling us how difficult and arduous a task it was moving en entire room to fill the apartment. It may look tire-less but it sure isn't cos moving and moving with 2 kids is an entirely different concept altogether. But, all in all, the apartment looked lovely even though they kept most of the internal structure intact i.e no major renovation. They just added the fixtures and fittings just like what we did to our house. I always say, minimalist is ideal *smile*.
Anyways, she is a really wonderful mommy that I've had the privilege of meeting online and I am so glad I did. Always kind and bubbly, I can only think of good things happening for her.
So, Barb, thanks for this award and many others you have given me *smile*
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
The reason why I wanted a girl was because I wanted a real life doll!! LOL...heheh...I can't wait till Ash is a little older so I can tie her hair in pony-tails, make her wear pretty dresses. She will be the loveliest doll ever. I risk having her scream her head off at me when she is older and realised what her mom put her through but what the heck, I only live once and I did 'make' her. So, that gives me some of kind of right to be ridiculous, no?
Anyways, I couldn't wait and see what I've already done (or attempted to do) to my poor baby.
I was at my mom's place yesterday evening and I put my mom's necklace and ring on Ashley. I also tried putting on the pearl bracelet on her but she kept taking it off. The hard part was trying to take one picture of her with all the jewelleries on...but she kept moving about I had to take 2 separate pictures..
Silly mommy isn't it? :-D
I am planning on a trip later part of this year to visit the in laws with Ashley in tow. It will be a challenge especially my ear problem. We'll see how far we can go this time with our intended family vacation to down under. Frankly, I prefer going somewhere I can have a white Christmas as opposed to the sun. Ah, stop complaining, its good enough we can even go on one (family vacation).
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Momsie : Eh, when baby girl grows up, she will move out edi lor..
Daddy : No, cannot. I don't wan..
Momsie : Huh? What if she go overseas to study leh?
Daddy : No need. Study at home...
Momsie : OK. What if she get married?
Daddy : I don't wan. Cannot get married.
Momsie : HA?? If she really get married to Allen's son leh? (we have an arranged marriage for our lil one *evil parents* muahahahha...)
Daddy : Then, they will have to stay here with us..and sleep in separate rooms.
Momsie : DOUBLE "HUH???" Congratulations dear..You have successfully turned into YOUR MOM!!! *evil grin*
Daddy : *Laughs*
*for the record, my MIL not so mean lar. She allowed them to go overseas and get married. But it ends there *wink**
The thing is, he has got to the point where there isn't time anymore. He has to babysit the office when he's at work and when he's home, he has to babysit the baby. Maybe I can do something to ease his burden but knowing the lazy me, the first thing I do when he walks in the front door is 'throw' the baby at him. I can't help it. I've been here the entire day and I want some peace and quiet. Selfish? Yes I am. Lock me up, I'm guilty as charged!!
Well, in case he didn't know, I too want to further my studies. Take up something different like a psychology degree or something like that. Then again, at the rate I am going, I don't think I'd be studying or taking up anything..sigh..
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Sunday, February 24, 2008
Certainly not as good if I had the cinema effect -big screen, high volume. Nope, it was my trusty 8 year old 21 inch tv. But it was still good nevertheless. Could that have been the best movie of 2007? I don't know, I haven't been keeping score. The Oscars are coming and I haven't watched a single nominated movie. Then again, I don't even know who got nominated and who didn't -sigh-
We have one more DVD left. That cartoon rat movie. As for me, no signs of mickey yet, or minnie. Forgive me, I haven't blogged for a while and I'm suddenly bursting with things to say/write. Have you ever had that? Nothing of substance, nothing coherent but just pure rambling on and on about absolutely nothing, garbage.
And hubby will be away this weekend again for his...I don't know what it is. Its their management meeting of sorts. It happens once a year and everyone has to have it away from the office. Which means, I will be stuck here again, alone with little monkey (now, I know why people call their kids that). How I absolutely dread being alone. Then, he'd be off to the ME for another few days. Again, I will be alone. I might as well have married the gardener. OK, again don't mind me. I absolutely have no freakin' idea what I am writing here. Not looking forward to the coming weeks. I would rather be in Disneyland!!
Why now? Why not before? Well, my MIL is pretty sentimental when it comes to her things. I can relate to that. She doesn't want to have things changed or moved about cos frankly, she has been cooking in that same kitchen for the past 30 years or so. Its "change" that people fear most. But we don't have a choice if we are all going to stay under the same roof. We need extra room space.
We need to renovate the kitchen to free up the existing dining room so that we could use that room as a study/computer room. And we will then use the existing study room for Ashley or our things such as cabinets, wardrobe. The rooms are pretty small apart from the master bedroom and we won't be occupying the master bedroom now would we? So, in order to create or give us more space to work with, we have to separate our 'closet' from our beds in separate rooms. Plus, Ashley doesn't come with only a diaper bag. She has her own cupboard now and we need to get a bigger one for her she is fast running out of space for that one. And her toys. She is beginning to accumulate these things.
Anyways, its all in the pipeline and when I have the chance or when things are more confirmed, I'd take a picture of the before and after shots just to show you just how much work we have to put in. At the moment, we still haven't received the "green-light" from my MIL yet but if I have any say in it, I'd want to change the kitchen sinks to Kohler sinks.
First up, a cool mom who writes excellent articles on her blog is none other than Jo-N who gave me (and a few others) this extremely creative award.
My neighbour was just telling us how his daughter, who owns a flower shop in the neighbourhood, couldn't even end the day on the eve of Valentine's(literally) as people were walking in asking for some last minute flower arrangements to be done. The entire family was roped in to help with the extra load of work. From being the truck driver to arranging the flowers.
As for me, I don't think I'd want my hubby to waste that kind of money. I'd rather him spending it on something else for me. Or better yet, give me cold hard cash...hahhaha...But it I'd have a pick, I wouldn't mind some mini calla lilies at all as oppose to conventional roses (red or pink). Maybe next year. Who knows, if I am a good wifey *wink*
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Remember I LOST ALL MY PHOTOS from my digital camera. Looks like its really a gon-er. Unless the hubs decides to do something about it.
I went out this weekend to get some grocery shopping done. 2 weeks and we are almost out of food. We went to Cold Storage at Ikano cos its also at Ikano where we bought the Digital camera at one of the photo shop. Great regret that has been.
Anyways, after some serious shopping and I mean SERIOUS cos although the fridge isn't entirely empty but filled with mostly rotten food. Yeah, I know yucks!! So we decided to replenish almost the entire fridge and pantry. Plus, we decided we'd eat in tonight too. I will be cooking (yay!!).
That was Cold Storage. We had lunch after that at this pasta place just outside of Cold Storage. Can't re-call the exact name of the restaurant but it was this pasta place. Nearest and we were super hungry. We chomped down our food while Ashley had her milk. We finished everything in under 20 minutes. Then on the way to the car park, we stopped by the photo shop, hoping that I'd get my camera repaired so that I'd be able to post the photos up.
This is our first digital camera ever and we bought it last year, just before Ashley was born. I'm sure you can guess the reason for the camera by now. Don't know why but we still prefer the bulky conventional cameras. Just thought we should have one (the Digital one) handy. Thats why we are pretty blur when it comes to these things.
Anyways, we told the guy at the shop what the problem was and he said he wasn't able to help us. The reason he gave was that we had not brought the camera back immediately and that we had taken a photo after we encountered the problem (??). I don't understand it either but he is the expert. Then, another lady told us that they could check the memory stick for us. And if it is found to be “OK” we'd have to pay RM40 and this includes a CD burned for us (??). Again, me no comprehendo. Looks to me that these guys are out there soley for the $$$$ so we told them to “Stuff it”. Not exactly those words but a more polite “Its ok, thank you very much”.
And as we were doing all the talking and listening and explaining and nodding, Ashley entertained herself on her stroller, tore apart a piece of tissue she was holding and throwing the bits onto the floor. I didn't realise this until we bid them adieu and when I looked down “Yikes, place filled with torn bits and pieces of tissue paper”. But since, they so much as pissed me off, I decided to, you know “buat tak tau” (be ignorant) and just pushed her stroller out. We went home *evil grin*.
I remembered in school, I had a friend who wore a posture corrector. She would come to class, wearing this metal/plastic brace on her back underneath her uniform. We used to make fun of her by knocking on the brace like this "knock knock". And she used to be known as the girl who had the perfect posture. She sits straight, stands straight and probably even peed straight (heheh..I'm not sure if that was true). Anyways, thank god she only wore that for a while and she doesn't anymore. So, to sum it up.
The key to not having a back ache during your pregnancy, learn to have a good posture. Trust me, you won't regret it. Not one bit.
Friday, February 22, 2008
Luckily, Ashley spent the night (Sunday night) with my in laws cos I was still not feeling well then. Hubby told me that when she was the car, she cried cos I wasn't in the car with them. That really broke my heart and I felt shitty (pardon the pun) for being sick-y when I heard that. I did miss her when she wasn't with us that night.
It means, I have done something right. Or is it all babies miss or want their mommies no matter how they treat them. Do they remember? I say this cos, during the early months, I had a hard time adjusting to becoming a new mom. It doesn't help with people constantly wanting to be the "cook" as well. It just got to me really bad and I snapped. I snapped at my baby a couple of times. I will always remember that. Remember how a terrible mother I was and that it was not her fault. I tried very hard subsequently to change cos I knew that I had to. It was hard. You're fighting against emotions or feelings you never had, emotions that you can't control but yet, you know you have to. I had to. I had to take control and not let them run loose.
Its nice isn't it, to feel wanted, to feel the love of a child. Its probably the only reason we became a mother in the first place. A million bucks won't compare to that "Mommy, I love you". Ashley hasn't said that yet. She hasn't even called me Mommy. But when she does, I am sure to shed some tears. Feelings of happiness, joy. Feelings that only a mom would know.
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
So you see why I am not looking forward to this weekend? OH Joy, happy weekend people, lets make the best of it and hope yours will be a blast. All those who are still celebrating the CNY, happy celebrating..*smile*
Ashley at the park on the kiddy swing
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Anyways, as I was standing and sitting (I began to get restless), there was these 2 teenage boys with their mother. Presumably also waiting for their turn to collect their credit card. I noticed that the 2 boys had on identical funny t-shirts that says "I'm not a Plastic XXXX" on front!! My eyes nearly popped out!! Then, I was amused and a little curious as to how the mother could allow her kids to wear something like that in PUBLIC. I know if it was me, my parents will HAVE MY HEAD!!!
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
What you might ask? Well, there can only be one thing - MY PHOTOS ARE ALL GONE!!!
Last night, not only I had to endure snail pace connection, everything took forever to load, my photos disappeared from my digital camera. We have no idea what happened. We took it out, hubby re-played the lion dance bit and then when he wanted to scroll to the next photo, a message appeared as "Picture error". And we couldn't scroll any further as there were no photos found. We took a random picture of our sofa and that appeared but not the others.
Why am I upset? It was Ashley's first CNY, we had loads of her with her red packets, her at the dinner table during reunion, her with all her grandaunts and cousins, her at the beach front...arrgghhh...
I only have these few pictures which were taken with my mobile..
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
It was unfortunate that her hubby couldn't come along as it was a Saturday and Saturdays are his golf days. She was telling us how her hubby is pretty competitive in the game and he would join his club's competition every now and then. And then, the conversation turned to my hubby and whether he played golf.
Let me tell you, it was pretty funny cos a few years ago, my hubby was hooked on the game. He is quite good with sports in that he can pick any game up with ease without proper lessons or tutoring. It started with squash in school, tennis during his university days and then, it was golf when he worked. He bought the clubs, woke up in the dead of the morning, and went to the driving range almost every week. Now, the clubs are sitting in the store-room collecting dusts and don't even get me started on the rackets. Virtually, un-play-able. When he was into the game, he told me he would want to groom our little kids to become the next Tiger Woods, little Tiger so he claims. Now, I think he may have other plans cos his new passion is baseball *rolls eyes*. So, throw away the clubs and welcome the Baseball Gloves.
Sunday, February 10, 2008
are still a fancy dinner and flowers...nyek nyek...Guess I'm still the little kid ..*big grin*
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
1. More wealth in abundance;
2. No more wedding dinners;
3. Balance her checking accounts;
4. Bigger red packets from her kids (nyek nyek...:-P)
OK, so lets hope her wish comes true this CNY *smile*
Saturday, February 2, 2008
Friday, February 1, 2008
Yes, a tragedy indeed and news has it that Jake (Gyllenhaal) is taking his "friend's" death really hard. Can't say I blame him, Heath was a hottie. I thought they were both fine actors and considered them to be my favourite actors currently.
Coincidentally, the last time when I had my then favourite actors acting in a movie together were Keanu (Reeves) and River (Phoenix). And the freaky thing is they both also acted in a gay movie called My Own Private Idaho.
Isn't that the most creepiest of all creepy coincidence?? O_o *creepy song*
OK, back to story as to why I was such a naive girl. You know how sometimes, in small firms or where small businesses are concerned, their fax number and general phone number is the same. Well, I used to think that in such offices, everyone share the same phone and there is only ONE phone for everyone to use!!! How naive was I? Very!! I suppose these days they would have better and uncomplicated small business phone systems at such offices.
On the contrary, I haven't been busy with CNY cos I have been procrastinating again. I'm allowed to since we plan on celebrating the new year with my PIL rather than at our own home. Seeing as how I lost touch with most of my blogging friends' blog for the past 2 weeks, I am here now checking them out as my daughter is spending the day with my PIL. Whenever the part-time maid comes, she will spend the day with them and I will go over with my hubby for dinner later. This arrangement sort of leaves me a little window to get some things done on my own - like blogging for instance.
I'm not sure why I don't particularly look forward to this coming new year. I looked forward to it last year cos Ashley was born soon after. Speaking of which, she will be celebrating her 1st birthday soon, next month. How time flies. Just the other day, when I was on my way to my mom's office, I passed by the Chinese primary school near Tropicana. The one opposite some apartments. I was stationary at the traffic lights. I was just looking out and observing the kids, their mom or dad or grandpa or maid. They were either walking (from the parked cars) their kids to school or walking their kids from school. It dawned upon me that I will have to do that in a couple of years time. OMG!!! I am so grown-up...Can I escape from this reality? Bah...guess not. Will just have to go through the motion.