Saturday, January 26, 2013


So...this morning, Mini came to me with her workbook at hand and asked if I could help her with some numbers thingy. Naturally, I said "of course not". hahahahah...No la, I helped her. Had to, isn't it? Can't say no despite the strong desire and urge to just finish my coffee in peace because we were out driving practically the whole day yesterday. Could've gone across the Causeway and back! 

Anyway, half way through 'helping' Mini, Ash got distracted and came to volunteer instead. And, what did this mommy do? Made way of course! I allowed her in and slowly (but surely) crept away from them, bringing my coffee along. Hehheeh...what a nice lil gesture from Ash to save us both : me from haviing to sit through 1,2,3 and Mini struggling with her 5s and 9s. 

Friday, January 18, 2013

World's greatest Video Gamers

During the holidays, the girls were playing lots of Wii and were also introduced to the world of video games. I tell you, they have a cousin and an uncle (who is a real kid at heart) who are truly the world's greatest gamers. Name any game and they will get their hands and feet and fingers right into it. What is so great about these video games or any kind of games for that matter? I would much be experimenting with new recipes, or search for new recipes to satisfy my gastro cravings. One thing good about these gamers is that it is VERY easy to get them Christmas pressies. Hahahahahah....There's only one thing and one thing only that they can ever want in life and that is to be glued to their "joy-sticks". Nothing else matters. Not even the proposition of porn nor to find free audio books online. Nothing. Zilch. Nadda...Nandre..

I give up! **throws hands in the air**


I am a little late with talking about the New Year, aren't I? Everyone's preparing for the Chinese New Year and I am still stuck in 2012. I attribute my slow comprehension to the fact that the world was supposed to end last year and that there's nothing more to write, to envision or contemplate or look forward to? If you feel you hadn't done anything or accomplish anything, well...there wasn't much you can do after 2012 eh? The world was gonna end whether you like it or not. 


it could be that I am naturally slow in everything. Slow to move, slow to talk, slow to understand. People advance in their school grades whereas I had to be held back a couple (of grades). It's inborn, I tell you. 

Anyway, so.....2013. Gosh. Time flies. Ash will be 6 in a less than 3 months. She's practically 6. Have I been a parent for so long? I didn't feel a thing. It's like it was just yesterday I endured a..what? 18 hour  labour? I am always proud to announce that I did it know...that thing which makes you high or don't feel a thing. Of course, on the flip-side, I can be labeled as pretty dumb not to have it since it's available. So yes, 18 hours filled with pain and agony and feeling like your whole intestine was gonna fall out. 

Funny, both hubby and I were reminiscing about Ash's day of birth and the process before that. So, he asked me if labour pains felt like a 'terrible stomach ache'? I just laughed out loud. After 6 years only he asks me. Apa la!! Of course, I replied that it was not; it's "1000x more painful". Plus, I told him that it's a pity that he's not a woman and he'll never be able to live to tell people about the most amazing thing that could ever happen to a human being (and some animals). Obviously, he just shook his head and mumbled "whatever!". 

Both Ash and Mini. Speaking of Mini, she's adapting well at school. This year it's an everyday affair unlike previously. New teachers, new faces. No crying fits thank goodness. But, she did say that her school is 'mad in there'. hahahaha...She's so used to just 25 people in her whole playschool last year and this year it's a whole new different ball game with hundreds of kids. If not hundreds, it's a hundred. Still more than 25, right?

This year will be no different from any other year for us being parents. We will continue to perform our duty in the best ability that we possibly can...which will include listening to our kids, supporting them, standing up for them since they are still very young, be there for them, encourage them, build confidence and love them from deep in our hearts since even before they were born. This is probably our lifetime pledge to our kids. Nothing will and can ever change that. We owe our kids the life that they deserve when we decided to have them. That's what parents do or ought to have done, don't you think?

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Prepared for Camp

Mini has a new tent with pirate illustration all over it and also, a new spiderman sleeping bag. I am telling you my girl is a boy. She's been playing in it, sleeping with her sleeping bag. She refused to sleep in her room. Of course, once all of us are in our room, she is too chickened to actually spend the night alone in her tent, downstairs all by herself. Looks like she's all ready isn't she? All she needs now are some pots, a coffee mug, utensils, fishing rod, a hiker's pole, a handy osprey manta 25 and she's ready to tackle the Appalachian Trail! heheheh...She's nuts I tell you! Just like her mama. 

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Feathery heart

Testing new Flickr App

So, one day, Ash decided that her aunt's Christmas tree needed something originally authentic and not cheap glass and plastic...hahahah :-p. 

She made me buy her some pink feathers and she went on her way and the result was what you see now above. 

The aunty liked it, Ash liked it..and we all liked it. The urm.."ornament" is now safely tucked away in the boxes where all the other ornaments rests, ready for next year's party. :-).

Books for Christmas be more precise. Thick, hardcover Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay's culinary bibles. Actually, if I knew if I was gonna get them, I'd say "keep your money, I go Youtube"..:-p. But of course, in the spirit of Christmas, let's not be so direct. I was (in the Christmas spirit). Gap was shut; a smile was in place.

Anyway, I have yet to pour over the gazilliion pages of them books. The size of them really creeps me out. I don't know why but I don't have the patience to sit for hours going through books anymore. Not even in the toilet. Partly because I don't have constipation problems anymore like I used to when I was a kid. So hanging in the bathroom reading while waiting know...just don't happen no more.

Also, I hardly have time to read. Maybe I will (have some time) this year with longer waiting hours between schools. Other than that, I don't see how I could do it. Oh, I can't read in the car because of motion sickness. And I just found out, I can't read in the plane either!!! Only happened to me since..since last year. Age? Glaucoma? Don't know.

The books are...somewhere. Because our house is a mess. We got it painted while we were away. Got the 'wall art' off finally. So, I spent the last couple of days, sorting things out, cleaning (with the part-time maids' help) and some of our things are still in the luggage. It has (and still is) absolutely crazy around here.

I am sure Jamie and Gordon will have some good food to share. I am only hoping their recipes do not call for a new pot or new laboratory ovens or a new whatever. I don't think I have space in the house for anymore cooking gadgets. 
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