Monday, November 30, 2009

Shop and exercise

Yes! Got my pay today. Don’t you know how happy am I to see my bank accounts growing again? It may not be a lot since I just worked for a week, but the feeling of receiving the pay is great. *laugh*

Yesterday I bought few pants and blouses in The Spring. I had some Parkson vouchers so do not want to let them go wasted, I spent them all on my wardrobe. Just on my wardrobe I spent nearly RM400. Phew! Luckily I got my ATM with me. Who else, darling hubby…….He did not complained much on the pricing since it has been many
months I went shopping. Lol! Check out our shopping outing with Baby Jay here.

As I was commenting to Didi, I should start going back to aerobic classes. I miss those workouts and sweats. Hopefully I could find some times after work to do some exercises. I remember I only started to go to aerobic class after 1 year I had my little gal. So this time, I must not delay and start earlier.

Since I stopped exercising, I noticed that I get sick easily. For the past 1 year, I lost counts of how many times I catch flu, cough and sore throat. My immune system deteriorates after I stop exercising. I felt tired easily too. So I hope I can do some workout soon.

Friday, November 27, 2009

What I need

You know, once I have my pay, the first thing I want to buy is office pants. I still could not fit into most of my office pants, so I guess while waiting for me to get back to my previous figure, I could get new pants to wear now. Some more, it is Christmas Sales everywhere. I should be able to find good bargain around. It has been many months since I do my shopping, so it is time to get my wardrobe a changeover. And give my hubby and little girl presents each. *wink*

I guess I don’t have enough to treat myself to a facial. I can feel my pores are bigger and clogged. I don’t have time to do mask since I have Baby Jay. Then, I was busy with children and now busy with work. So maybe one of the Sundays I go and get my face a thorough facial and cleansing. *smile*

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Exhausted yet survive

I am exhausted and sick. My family members are sick too!

It has been 3 days since I started my new work. Orientation in the office for first 2 days and I have been contacting and meeting people to rent my shoplots. Some of my old customers even surprised to hear from me again after I went "MIA" for a year. It is great to catch up with some of them.

It is the season again. Not Christmas season, holiday season but the sickness season. Hubby has been complaining of fatigue and sick. So am I. I have not fully recovered from my sore throat. This morning I was shocked to wake up with my voice deserted me, but luckily I regained my voice by mid-day. I guess I will take my mum's advice to see Chinese sinseh for prescription since my family doctor's medication did not cure my sore throat. Or probably I have been taking too much heaty food lately. The cafe below my office serves nice Malay food. But you know Malay food. Oily and fried. Hahaha! Sinful but I am lazy to drive to go other place to eat.

However if I am not lazy, I can actually order take-away and go home, since it is less than 10 minutes drive from my office. Near right? I guess I have enough time to eat, shower and catch my breath in front of tv before punching in for work again. Lol! I actually did that yesterday. Bought Chinese economy rice from nearby coffee shop, ate at home, brought in my laundry, watch CSI:NY and went back to office; all within 1 hour!

I would be working the whole 6 days this week since the company did not observe some of the public holidays. My daughter was suddenly down with high fever last night, and still not yet recover from her fever this morning. Poor girl. She is going back to Kapit this Friday with her grandfather. Hope she recovered by then. I thought I could send her off this Friday morning, but it is a working day for me. Or probably I check with my manager, see I can come in later after sending my girl at the airport. Hubby is not feeling well too. You can say the whole family is down with sickness. The sickness bugs are circulating. Sigh!

Hubby cooked dinner over the weekend. Long time I did not try his cooking so I am not complaining. Lol! You know, he cleaned the whole fridge. What ever he can find in it, he will use and turn them into colourful and tasty dishes. Very home-cooked. I like it.

Mixed vegetables - guess what vegetables in this plate? A bit oily, but taste great.

A bowl of warm soup

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Back to the field

I got my internet back late Friday night. So, it was not a bad weekend after all! *wink*

Other than been busy with the kids, I cooked dinner on Saturday for the family. Since hubby was not feeling well(I told him he must be having hangover and having too much alcohol to fall sick lately), I cooked porridge last night. The porridge ala little gal's style. I added potatoes, carrots and mince meat into it, fried an omelet and we opened a can of black bean dace. Simple but nice dinner. I used to hate eating porridge when I was a kid, but now I am starting to enjoy this simple dish. Nothing other than porridge to warm your body on a lazy and rainy day.

Tomorrow is my first day at work. I start to work at 8am. Hubby would be sending both kids to baby sitter since it is not in my way. It is actually a few minutes away from my house but I stay in a very busy area with heavy traffics especially during the morning and after work, so I would not like to risk to being late on first day. And what hubby's reaction? He got no choice but to send the kids from tomorrow onward. It is his turn.

I am commenting to hubby just the other night that I would prefer to work than been a full time homemaker. Maybe I am not fit to be one; but after being one for many months now, it is pretty tiring. The chores are never ending. I never felt tired when I worked. So if I have a choice I would go out and work.

Some day I would like to be my own boss and having a shop. I am aiming to do it. It is never wrong to dream to succeed right?

Friday, November 20, 2009


Alright, there is definitely something wrong with my modem (I believe) as I have not been able to assess to my internet for the past 2 days. So if you did not see me that often online, you know that I have been cut off from the blogging world. I must get someone to check on my modem. I know I pay my streamyx every month as it is charged directly to my credit card. Hmm, maybe make a complaint to TMnet and see what they can do with my problem???

Currently I am "tumpang" at hubby's office, following him meeting customers almos the whole day today. Phew!! Pretty tiring, and have been caught in rain twice. After today, I would not be stepping into his office that often as I start working next Monday. Oh dear. Come to think of it, it makes me anxious and excited. Anxious? Because I have not been working for almost 9 months and wonder how I am going to fit well into the environment. Excited? Because I can work, meet people and earn money again! Lol! I am happy that I got this job.

Alright, it is time to pick my two children. After running here and there the whole day, I am missing them that much. See you guys around and have a wonderful weekend!!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Is she a hoax?

I just came back from sending my children away. It is a wet and cold morning; drizzle when I send my girl to pre-school and baby to babysitter's house. As I was approaching the junction turning to babysitter's house, I saw a lady was trying to stop the car in front of me. However that car did not stop.

My first instinct would be that the lady was having trouble with her car, as it was parked the opposite side of the road. She stopped my car too but since Baby Jay is wailing (almost his feeding time), I signalled to the lady I would not stop and in a hurry.

As I suspected, she was still there when I was out from the road junction. This time, I stopped as I was curious with her situation. My first instinct is to lend her my handphone. Maybe she needs to call tow truck or mechanic. She looked helpless and in despair. However, once I unwinded my car window, she was begging me. Instead of a car breakdown, she told me that her son has passed away and husband left her. She did not know what to do and ask for some donation. It is very unfortunate as that time I did not bring my wallet. So, I had to apologize to her. I usually bring my handphone and driving license out in the morning; unless I need to go to the market or buy breakfast then I would bring some money out. So it was a pity for the lady that I did not bring any money out this morning. From the rear window, I saw her stopping other cars while I was leaving the area.

Now that I am thinking about the whole thing, I am wondering whether she is genuine or just a hoax, solicit money from others. Even if she is a genuine, there must be other way for her to get money. Not begging on the road, causing jam on a raining day.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Going back to the field

In 1 week time, I would be working in the new company. 6 days a week, 8-5. And it means I have to wear office wear to work. I wonder whether I can still fit into some of my office wear. Probably not much problem with the shirt, but I have yet to trim much on my waist, so I wonder I can fit into those trousers or not. Lol! If not, the worse thing would be shopping for new wardrobe. *wink*

This week would be the last week of schooling. My little gal has been telling me this morning that they are having movie day, watching cartoons the whole morning. She keeps telling me that there would be movie tomorrow, need to close the curtains and switch off the lights. No more class, but activities and movie watching for the remaining week. There will be a sports day this Thursday. Hmm, I wonder my little gal will participate in any games or not. Maybe I will drop by and catch a glimpse of her Sports Day.

Next week she would be following her grandfather to Kapit for a month holiday. And it means I would not be seeing her for about a month. I am going to miss her. The last time I am away from her is last year in September when I was in KL for a 3 weeks training. And I would not be the only one that missing her. When I told her baby sitter that she will be away for a month, her baby sitter said she is going to miss her. Her baby sitter really loves her, treating her like her own child.

I am going to miss her, and will only see her around Christmas time. However I guess with my new work in hand, I probably will be pre-occupied more with the new working environment, people and culture. On other hand, I am concern that I may not be getting used with the job after been lay off for many months. It has been almost 9 months since I stop working. It may takes some times to get used to it again. I know I would eventually get used to it.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Great week

I just came back from breakfast with hubby. As usual, kolo mee breakfast at Green Heights. After that, hubby suggested we went to have a look at one house that he is in charged with. So we went to inspect the semi-D house in Star Hill. It has been there for 2 years, but luckily the condition of the house is still good although the grass grows as same height as me. *laugh* I wish I could own such house, but sorry. The price is way beyond my budget. Sigh!

Weekend is here! Again!! Lol! It has been a busy week for me, running here and there, meeting up with friends, gone to interview, and doing direct selling. Yes, you read it right. I am into direct selling. So I have been looking for people to join my network. Lol!

I received call from the company yesterday, they confirm to take me in. Offer-wise, it does sound attractive but it is more commission-based. So the basic pay is not of what I desired, but I guess with the current economy (although everything starts to recover slowly) I guess it would do for the time being. Maybe I will start working next week. However I am waiting for the employment letter; I will only decide once I look through the letter. I do not want to rush everything at the moment. I may be desperate to find work, but I am not rushing and simply "pick from the tree". *wink*

Monday, November 9, 2009

The interview and the kids

Thanks for the concern, my allergy has subdued. It only last for a night but boy!! What a night, but I survive.

I will be going for a job interview tomorrow. See what they are offering me. It is actually the 2nd interview; and tomorrow I would be meeting with the senior manager. I am supposed to go to the Registrar Office to collect my daughter's Mykid card but because of the interview I have to postpone to the day after. Same time, re-do Baby Jay's IC as there is a typo error there. We have corrected it once, but due to early input into the system (the wrong spelling), I have to manually get it changed again. So, it will have to be a few more trips down to the Registrar office.

As for this evening, since both kids are fast asleep, I have some times sorting out old photographs. Baby Jay has many photographs taken since he was born, and now I am free to group them into labelled folders. There is one particular photo I like the most. Baby Jay taken together with his big sister. It was taken about 2 weeks ago. Baby Jay was looking straight into the camera. Do you see the look-alike of sister and brother there? Do you like it? My princess and prince, posing for the camera! *say cheese*

Sunday, November 8, 2009

I see red, body is itchy and hot!

Oh dear! It started this morning, but I thought nothing of it till now!

It was a gloomy day today, with Mr Sun seldom came out to shine on us. Laundry is not totally dry again. Sigh! But that is another story. My Sunday is pretty usual, with exception that we went out for breakfast. For 2nd time, we brought Baby Jay out for breakfast. We went to Mitsu Tea House in RH for its Dim Sum. We ordered Cha Sio Pau, Har Kau, fried radish cake , and fried noodles. Baby Jay has been a very good baby. He did not wail or made noise, although he did cried for a while, but that was because he was sleepy. He dozed off by himself in his stroller while we enjoyed our breakfast. Supposed to go for grocery shopping, but we decided not too, since Baby Jay was asleep and hubby still concern on the H1N1 and bringing him to public places.

I noticed I developed red patches on my arms especially the elbows after the breakfast. I did not feel itchy so I did not bother much about it. Then as the day went by, I started to feel itchy on certain parts of my body. I still did not bother as I have developed few rashes few days back. I could not think of what I ate wrongly and I stop applying my usual body lotion on both arms and hands, hoping the rashes will eventually go away soon. But that did not happen and it is getting worse this evening! It is just like what happened to me during this year Chinese New Year in Kapit, when I suddenly developed rashes as I reached Kapit......

As I was typing this post, I am waiting for hubby to buy some antibiotic and cream for me. I am left at home with both children. Baby Jay has dozed off and little gal was lying on the bed after a long day. Oh dear! I am trying hard not to scratch those itchy parts. I still could not think what I ate that cause those irritation!!! Yes, I could hear hubby's car going into the car pouch now. I could not wait to apply those cream on my body. Hope those red rashes and itchiness go away!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Into the machine

It is year end weather. So as expected, there would be shower and heavy rain almost every day. And it also means that the laundry would not be smelling nice and dry.

I do my laundry every morning and if the sun is co-operative, then I will usually hang my laundry at the back of the house. Otherwise I will place them under the shed in case there is black cloud or when I am not at home.

Now with the purchase of a 10kg washing machine, I could even wash my curtains. No longer would I need to bring them to the laundry service. I save on the laundry cost, but boy! Curtains are sure heavy when they are washed; it takes my energy away just to bring them out to dry under the sun. It is indeed convenient to own a big load, but you also have some trouble taking your washed laundry from the machine. Why? Because you need to dig deeper since your machine is bigger! I wonder if my arm would grow few inches or not from the stretching? Lol!

This morning as usual I did my laundry and I discovered treasure in my washing machine again after the wash. Why? Because hubby left coins in his pocket.For umpth time, I keep reminding him to empty his pocket before throwing into the laundry basket. Probably I should do the final checking before throw into the machine, but I tend to rely on him to do it himself. Sometimes I also discover paper, tissues and even pen after wash. Oh dear!!! How forgetful is he?!! Why doesn't he leave some money for me instead? Lol!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Your handy first aid

It is always good to have first aids box at home. You never know when you would need it!

I have yellow lotion, children thermometer, bandages, cotton, eye drops, plaster and other ointments. They can come handy when you least expect accidents at home. Just the other day, my little gal has a minor cut on her sole. My bedroom floor is all wooden. You know, the long wooden floor of old house. As time passed, it tends to brittle and chirp on the edges and sometimes some wooden pieces will come out when I sweep or mop the floor. So my gal got a tiny bit of wood stuck into her sole one morning. Luckily it did not penetrated deep into her skin.

Thanks to our first aid box, we use a clipper to pull the wood out from her skin. It is just a minor accident, but knowing my 3 years plus daughter, she will make a scene out of it.

So it is great to have one first aid box at home. Even you have it, make sure you check the contents periodically. Just to make sure the items are not nearing their expiring date or have expired.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Back in 2008, I blogged on a cousin who has cancer and underwent operation. Since then, she has not worked and spent time recuperating at home. We saw her few times then and she was gaining more strength and recovering well although she has grew thinner. Few months back before I went to deliver my Baby Jay, we met her and family were having dinner at my BIL's cafe. She was very energetic and chatty then.

So it came as a shock when we received the news that she has passed away this morning. It was a sudden. It was sad as her children are young. I wonder how they are going through the hard time. My heart goes to them. May my cousin rest in peace and God bless her family.

Problem is solved!

The virus has left me, although not fully, but they are almost gone. I am not that fatigue unlike the past few days. All I could think and do was to lie down and sleep. But family duty comes first. Who to take care of my kids if not me? So sick or well, rain or sun, I have to perform my motherly (and wifey) duty!!

To make me feel even better; thank to my SIL, I got a new Compaq laptop. She has few laptops herself and since I do not have any, she gave me her Compaq laptop. Now I am free to go online using the new laptop. It is much faster too since it runs on Vista. So no more competition over the pc during the weekend. *wink*

Hubby is free to play his games using the pc while I browsing internet and play my Facebook using the laptop. As for my little gal, she is my helper, keeps reminding me to check my farm and cafe. Yeap, my latest addiction is Cafe World. Every morning when she wakes up, the first thing she says is "Mummy, you want to check your cafe?". Not a good morning anymore, but to check my Cafe World! Lol! Even her daddy also shakes his head.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Cough cough sneeze sneeze

Yes, I am down with the virus again! Sh*t! It is a very tiring weekend for me, taking care of Baby Jay. Hubby is also not feeling well, I guess he got some virus from me.

Don't know what is wrong with Baby Jay today, he has been crying almost the whole day with not apparent reason. We checked the diaper, temperature, feed him, but he keeps on crying. It feels like he just want to cry. Some more the weather this few days also "crying", heavy rain in the afternoon.

This is just a short post. My brain is not functioning well, couldn't think of what to write.....Wait till I recover from my cough, sneeze and sore throat.