Thursday, October 27, 2011

Migraine hits me

I have a migraine attack this afternoon around 1something. So suddenly. Started with throbbing pain on one side of the head, then slowly going to my nose and eyes. Could not stand it, I took a nap, which amazed me because I slept for almost 2 hours! If not a phone ring from the shop, I do not know what time I will wake up.

The migraine getting worse when I woke up and I hardly can open my eyes, drive and seeing the light is difficult. Luckily it got better after I took 2 tablets of Panadol after the dinner, but after few hours the headache started again. So no choice I had my hubby to do some head massage for me. Now slightly better but I could not get some sleep. Too much afternoon nap. Lol!

Ok, off now. Still not feel right looking at the pc screen. Good night everyone. Hope the migraine goes away by tomorrow morning.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Me and kids

It is Deepavali Day today and a public holiday in West Malaysia. Over here, no holiday and everything runs as usual. It was jam and raining in the morning, took quite some times on the road than usual.

Last night my girl told me that there is no school, but I corrected her as it is not a holiday in Sarawak today. She tried to say the word "Deepavali" but a bit of tongue twister for her. Lol! And I got some ranting from her as well because you see, yesterday was her dental care day and all students are to bring napkins, cup, toothbrush and toothpaste to school. End up she did not participate because she could not find her cup (which is at the bottom of her school bag) and napkin (because I gave her a big towel since there was a swimming lesson). Lol! Kids!

Anyway, find an interesting tag from one of the blogs that I blog hopping this morning. It is about parenting style so thought it is fun to pen something about myself.....

Describe your parenting style in one word:
Strict but democratic style

Favourite TV family of all time (real or fictional)?
Full House

What’s always in your refrigerator?
Cheddar and orange juices

Last meal you made for your family?
Fried eggs and instant noodle for breakfast

Favourite book to read to your kid?
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse series count as book??

Craziest thing you’ve done while sleep-deprived?
Playing Farmville while everyone is fast asleep

A trait you hope your children don’t inherit from you?
Hot tempered and easily irritated by small matters

Favourite kids’ movie?
Baby Day Out

Kids’ TV show you can’t stand?
Dora The Explorer, because I don't understand Spanish. Now my girl is learning numbers in Spanish.

Best piece of parenting advice you ever got?
Treat your kids like how you want them to treat you.

When your kids say “Mom,” you say…

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

They will work it out....

Someone I knew told me a month ago that she is making a biggest decision in her life. Divorcing her husband!!

It is not a shocking revelation from her, but please, I am not being cruel here, it is just that in first place, they married too young and secondly both are not trying hard in their marriage.

I know that such decision needs courage so as a friend, I stand by her, telling her that she has to think about her young girl and what ever decision she makes, it will affect her kid in the future. She was so convince that time that there were no U-turn for both of them.

But as the weeks go by, I heard from another friend that they are working things out. Great! And it happens I bumped into them today, shopping for crockery and kitchen utensils. And funny thing is that she has never cook in her life before and now she is cooking. I am impressed with her. Like the saying, "The way to a man's heart is through his stomach.". I am happy for both of them and hope they do work things out this time. They'll be fine.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Yester Day

Time really passed fast. I don't know about you, but 2011 is really pretty fast. Now end of October. The other day I have been tagged by old friends back during my college days. Old photographs were posted in Facebook and a lot of old classmates made comments to the photographs. It is kind of great to see some old classmates via Facebook. Some are not even in Malaysia but we still keep in touch via Facebook.

Looking at those photographs, how young and naive I was then. Wore t-shirts and jeans most of the times. Lol! And how green I was when I got my first job. I remember I work till 8.00pm something on my first day at work. Don't ask me why but I just tried to show my bosses that I can do my work and proved them I am serious and able to work longer hours. But I half-dead when I reached home that night! Lol!

A college friend used to say about having a big reunion but it has been more than 10 years since he said that. *laugh* I guess everyone move on and not easy (but possible) to gather everyone together in one place. Once in blue moon I managed to find some times to have lunch or drink with some of my close girl friends. Even my friend now residing in KL commented that we live so near, yet hardly bump into each other in Kuching! Lol! And we only go out together if any friends come back to Kuching.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Thinning hair

I straighten my hair last Sunday with my sis. A little sister time to ourselves. We started around 1pm and as a lot of customers came to have their hair wash, it took us almost 3 hours to have our hair straighten. Suppose to be a 2 hours process but we ended up have it done around 4.30pm. But it only cost RM100.00 per head only.

But I lost a lot of hair. After straightening, my hair is even more thinning. Gosh! Maybe due to my last pregnancy. Used to have a very thick tresses but now I can see some baldness on my head. So before I losing some more hair, I better use some hair tonic. Any good hair tonic to recommend me?? How should I use hair tonic??? I understand I must put few drops of tonic on the scalp area and massage but if I want to massage all over my head, how???

I asked hubby how do I look and he does not give much comment. Maybe because I asked him before I went to the salon, whether he likes me curl or straight hair and he replied the former style. But I ended up with straight hair because I am the lazy type. No patience and time to maintain the curls. *wink*

Monday, October 17, 2011

Stay young tips

Who would not want to be young forever?? I am in my 30s and raising 2 growing children, I feel like I lose the youthfulness and energy in me once a while. Not forgetting the independence and freedoms that does not come easy with having children, but it would not be long when I think back that what my life would be without my children. Empty! *wink*

I am young enough to remember my wonderful teens and old enough (wiser?) to know what my parents have been through and before long, I will find myself in their shoes, going into mid-life then to golden years. Gosh! Now I am thinking way to far ahead. But don't get too sentimental here. The point here is that how we might stay young - no matter what age you are.

1. Exercise
It keeps your body re-charge and stay young and healthy. Brisk walking, swimming or hitting the gym does wonder.

2. Keep learning.
We are never too old to learn and we will never stop learning. Keep your brain young by learning new things or taking a class (cooking, baking, sewing, language etc). Discover a new hobby for continual learning.

3. Connect with friends
Old friends are hard to find and keep. Go for a lunch date with friends, or do something together.

4. Mixing with younger people
I have a friend in her 50s. Most of her friends are either in their 20s or 30s. She said she does not have much friends of same age as her because they think and act like old people. *wink* This friend will never grow old as she dressed younger than her age and she well liked among her younger friends.

Children makes you stay younger. They are full of energy. Spend times with your chldren, either making some craft or arts, play computer games or having fun in the playground or beach.

6. Laugh
Laugh is the best medicine. Cultivate our sense of humour in our lives.

7. Spend times outdoor
Nature is rejuvenating. Fresh air, sunshine and sound of nature are stimulating and naturally you tend to be active when you are outdoor.

8. Maintain positive mindset
Old people tend to be bitter and love to nag and critise. Avoid being old and bitter. Have a positive and enthusiastic attitude. It is powerful tool to stay younger.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

House WIP #3 : Wardrobe

Sneak preview on my unfinished wardrobe. They said it will be done by this month together with the other 2 bedroom's wardrobes.

Next to the master bedroom's bathroom

Friday, October 14, 2011

Have a blessed weekend

You know you are blessed when are showered with loves from your family are hugged and kissed when you need them got call from long lost friends asking you "How are you?" looking fondly at your kids' photographs and thinking how much they have grown

....your hubby does not mind you start growing few wrinkles and grey hair, fatter and grumpier and he still say "I love you" in the morning. Lol!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Brought from Sibu

Never forget to eat the famous Sibu kampua when you are in Sibu. And for souvenir, you will never go wrong with some pork-stuffed kompia and Sibu kam (local oranges).

Eat it while it is hot! Yummy!

Don't really fancy Sibu kam because I don't really like sour fruits. My mum loves it the most!

Never know there are so many types of oranges (kam). This is called "Limau susu". Guess you know why it is called that name.

Authentic Sibu kam???

We started our journey to Kuching around 1130am and we stopped at Lachau around 3pm for lunch. There is one corner shop (next to Pasar Tani) that sell great Chinese economy food. Really taste good but very little portion. I even commented that the girl dished out the dishes so little I can count the meat! Sigh!

We continue our journey to Serian and we stop for toilet break before heading back to Kuching. We reached home around 6pm. Phew! Tired, because I could not sleep in the car while holding Baby Jay who suddenly down with fever. Glad that he has recovered from his fever, diarrhea, flu and cough. He has not been that well before the trip and it got worse in Sibu. Play, eat and drink too much but did not rest well. Lol!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Secret Garden Grill, Sibu

It rained on the 2nd night. After wait for SIL to close her shop around 8pm, we had our dinner ala Western style.

We went to Secret Garden Grill after heard recommendation from Suituapui blog. Just want to taste their burgers with their own made patties. So, my verdict? The price quite reasonable, the place is pretty cosy and great for gathering. We chose the "non-smoking" area since we have kids. Food portion pretty big for our tummies.

From the picture, I know my children were enjoying themselves. Why not? Not so often we bring them to this type of place in Kuching!

Here are our orders, so don't drool over them, okay? Lol!

Double Cheese beef burger.

Supposed to order some chicken nuggets for my kids, but end up with their crispy chicken. Not bad, can compete with KFC!

My chicken burger.

SIL ordered meatball spaghetti. Very filling.

We slept late that night because we were too full from the food.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

What I see in Sibu

We started our road trip to Sibu around 7.30am on Wednesday morning. Our first stop was Betong for our lunch around 10 something. The kids were pretty obedient; Baby Jay looking out from the window, curious with our whereabout. He was very quiet, probably wondering where we were heading at such early hours and woke him up from his beauty sleep. Lol! As for my girl, she has her iPad and nothing will bother her.

We reached the toll around 1.30pm. After paying RM5, we heading to the Sibu town.

Before this bridge was built, visitors have to wait for ferries which may take hours.

The arch of Sibu welcoming us in the city area.

First thing I notice when I stepped into Sibu was a lot of pigeons. Or maybe Rejang Park has lots of pigeons there??

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Sibu by road

Let see! The kids' milk powder. Checked! Kids' clothing. Checked! Diapers. Checked! Snacks. Checked! My clothing. Checked! Toiletries. Checked! What else I forget?? The luggage has been there since the weekend, almost ready for our trip. I have double, triple check and still checking on the items this morning. Lol! Why not? I must not forgetting things when it comes to travelling with my kids.

I will be taking a short break from the shop and going to Sibu by road tomorrow. My first road trip to Sibu and I wonder I can stand the long duration in the car with my 2 kids or not. Lol!

Leaving the shops to my 2 sales assistants. Their first without me around, I guess they can handle it well.

The kids particularly my girl is so looking forward to the trip. Why not? No need to go to school and same time, can see her doting grandparents and aunt there. It is my hubby's cousin's wedding tomorrow evening, so it will be a grand family affair there. Being the eldest grandchild, my hubby is expected to be there and since we cannot make for the tea ceremony in the morning, we shall make up for the dinner. This will be Baby Jay's second trip to Sibu and his great grandmother is so looking forward to seeing him again. In the past we usually in the hurry when we were in Sibu, but this time round, we will have more times to visit Sibu. But I guess we will be spending more times in hubby's grandparent's house and my SIL's shop.

I just hope it will be smooth road trip and hopefully the kids will be able to take some naps in the car, so giving me less headache. We will start our trip around 7 somethings after collecting our pre-ordered sio bao to bring over to our relatives. We will be back to Kuching on Friday evening! Adios! Wish us a happy and smooth journey.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

According to the WHO, more than 1.2 million women get the new diagnosis of breast cancer every year in the world. Breast cancer claims the top position as the leading cause of deaths from cancer among women aged between 40 and 55 years. It can occur at any stage as alarmingly, it affect women below age of 30. It is not a women issue as men can get breast cancer too.

Prevention is still the best weapon, so do a monthly self-examination.

Sources: Breast Cancer Care

What changes should we look and feel for?
•Changes in size or shape.
•Changes in skin texture such as puckering or dimpling.
•Inverted nipple.
•A lump or thickening of breast tissue.
•Redness or a rash on the skin/around the nipple.
•Discharge from one or both nipples.
•Constant pain in breast or armpit.
•Swelling in armpit/around collarbone

For women aged 20 to 40 years old, arrange a clinical examination every 3 years and for those 40 years old and above, annual examination and mammogram are recommended.