Friday, November 24, 2006

Had an interview today...

Went for an interview today...for a part-time contract job. It's a petchem company...know the CEO's wife... we go to the market together.. and she told her hubby about me, and we had a chat, and later got his Project Manager to call me for this "interview". But think they are more akin to hiring someone that can go to the plant frequently. Told them MAXIMUM I can go is two times a week. When I told H about it..he was like "wasn't it supposed to be only once a week?" Anyway, we'll see what comes out of it lah... Before the interview, was telling H that I may need coaching on my interview skills lah... and he said "no need lah. Just be your talkative self". Well, true enough.. I think I was rather talkative!!! I bet you guys sure say "yeah lah.. you sooooooo big mouth!!" Ha ha ha.

My interview or rather chat was at 8 am, ended at 9 am. Was still sooo early... didn't want to go home because my mom was coming for a visit, and I was to pick her up at about 11.30 am from the airport. No point in going home, putting up my legs for 10 minutes and coming out again.. So, what do I do?? Went for a facial lor.. facial took a tad longer than expected, it ended at 11.20 am and rushed to the airport. Reached there at about 12 pm, and my mom was already out at the pavement already.. And she said flight arrived at 11.40 am. I was like LUCKY man. If flight arrive at 11.20 am, she would be on the pavement waiting at 11.35 am, and I would have felt guilty as hell.

Anyway, took them for lunch and then home lor. Called the masseuse over ... Mom had a body massage and my grandma (came with mom) had a foot reflex. Very cheap!! RM 20 for 2 hours!!

Okay lah... very sleepy liow...

Thursday, November 23, 2006

MEN!!!

Men!!! Or rather husbands!!!!

Someone upset the secretary lah... I don't really know full story lah, but my H called the secretary and was like talking to her sooooooo sweetly, like "you cannot be so sensitive" in a sweet and soft voice. But when talk to me leh "What now???? You cannot be so sensitive!!" with the sooo sien tone. Of course I taruh him later lah, when he finished his phone call.

Wanna Cheat our Money..

I don't think I updated this piece of information.. remember my accident? The "victim" fella tried to cheat money. Told us hospital bill $$$ and H's secretary actually gave them ~ RM 1200 and they were saying not enough blah blah blah, but when the car leasing company guy went, he said the hospital bill only came up to ~RM 800. Don't know why we didn't think of calling the Car Leasing Company when the accident happened...totally slipped our mind. So..moral of the story is "Don't DRIVE here !!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Memory is Failing...

Aiyo...am I getting old or am I getting old? My memory is bad! And I mean bad!! First, I forgot the internet banking access number...which is bad, but excusable cause never use at all..Then today, wanted to withdraw money, input the wrong pin three times, and absolutely cannot try again. Would have to go to the bank to reset the pin number. H was very upset because I forgot such important things, and secondly, he is leaving the country early tomorrow morning and he's already withdrew the max limit for the day today...so can't withdraw more money for me until tomorrow. Thus, he'll have to wake up extra early tomorrow morning to get me some cash to sustain me for the week.... *sigh* I am quite disappointed with myself lah.. How can I forget one leh?? I never use to forget such important things leh... Also find lately that I forget other things too... like tap running lah, and just now... I actually deleted my driver's mobile number without realising it ...couldn't find the number when H asked me to call him to come pick us up after dinner. Of course H lagi frus la... forget Pin number, and now lost driver's number... He just mumbled in the loo "you lah...make me got to wake up one hour earlier"... To go get money for me ma...

Need Gingko Biloba liow...

Monday, November 20, 2006

Farnee Kids....

S1 told me something rather funny today...he said his bus mate (who is a 10 going to 11 year old boy) told him that I am sexy. Haha haha.... Am I supposed to be flattered or what?

Friday, November 17, 2006

Only One Maid Now...

Okay... I know I know...Not Maid updates again... but must lah...since maids are such an integral part of our lifestyle these days...

Anyway, I offered Maid-Y more money to be the only maid in the house. Initially, she declined. (Aiya..the maids here are like that one. Want company and don't want to do everything in the house. They are supposed to be "specialised"). I offered her because so far, after Maid-A left, she has been alone doing the chores for about 3 weeks already anyway. So I know she can somewhat handle it lah. Plus think I can close one eye with just one maid if things are not "perfect". With two maids, very "mang chang" when things are still not done to my standard leh. Also, if things are missing...there's only one person you can point finger to.

As I was gonna get another maid to come in, she said that she will try to work alone for a month or two. And she asked if she can have an additional day off. I said OK. Boys are big enough..don't need to be looked after that closely. Anyway, I offered her about RM 100 extra plus eat whatever food we eat. Previously, she has to buy her own food from her RM 240 pay. So now, I pay her RM 340, she eats my food and get an additional day off. So, think she's got quite a good deal.

So, will see lah... Have a maid on standby end-Nov. Malaysian lady leaving for home... So, will see...

My Boys...

Boys came back from school yesterday at their usual time... Before they even walked through the front door, S1 blurted "I got TWO detentions today!" and S2 was whining and about to cry. Apparently, S1 had not completed his homework that was due aaaaages ago. He was reminded by his teacher over and over again, and still did not do it. Thus the detentions. As for S2, I saw him clutching the school lunch vouchers (about RM 4 worth) which he shouldn't have on him, because I did not give him money to buy any vouchers, nor his age entitles him to buy vouchers from school. He was whining and starting to cry.. and said that "a boy asked me to go to the back of the bus! He took my place!". Then S1 added on "he was very annoying. So a boy gave him the vouchers and ask him to move to the back. And he did!"... Basically, my son's accepted a "bribe" of some sort. Told him that he shouldn't be crying...cause he accepted the vouchers in exchange for the deed of moving to the back of the bus. When I told H.., he said "Smart!".. RM 4 can buy a subway sandwich, or 3 scoops of ice-cream, or 2 boxes of fruit juices lah... So, not bad, huh?? he he he...

Oh yeah..this morning.. S2 came into my room and gave me about RM 8 (btw, he LOVES his money). I asked him why he gave that to me? As he could buy about 6 ice-creams from that money. And he said "Because I love you!"... That's my sweet little baby....errr actually not that baby anymore...

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Feeling Depressed...

Don't know why...but feeling rather depressed today. Maybe it's the PMS or something else...I don't know. Just very sien. Period is due in about a week's time. So, could very well be PMS, right??

Maybe also worried about the loan repayment for the apartments down under...Have not been really checking as thought the property managers handling it well. Then found out one of the tenants vacated one of the apartments without paying the rent. And they are frantically trying to get the bond. *sigh* which means that payment has not been made to my bank account which means the mortgage has not been paid.

On top of that, the property manager of the other place called me yesterday and told me that the cooker hood needs to be replaced at AUD 595, and he needed my go-ahead for the replacement. Of course I have to agree lah. He's gonna take it off the rent, which means less money into the bank, which means much more needs to be top up into the account to pay the mortgage.

Sien Sien Sien. I don't work now some more...how how how?? Am just gonna let H know about the situation, and let him sort it out. Have to sound positive and not depressed. Hope he can sort it out in the shortest of time... Am so tired of all the hassle lah. Anyone who wants advice about buying property overseas ??? Don't!! It's just a pain in the A$$. All the make $$$ from your property is quite "ngak-yann" one lah... there are alot of hidden costs that you need to pay. As it is, we need to top-up money every month for the mortgage.... where got make money??? Only consolation is that it forces us to send money over there, rather than spend it, I guessed. Other than that... not a real investment lah.

Enough of all this...make me lagi depressed...Better think of some positive stuff...'

Friday, November 10, 2006

Some Updates...

Maids
New maid, i.e Maid-A worked only five days, and cabut on Monday... but thankfully, Maid-Y came back to work on Wednesday morning after her week-long unpaid leave. So, am asking around to get another maid. People commented that my blog is always about maids...but what to do?? They are such a hassle. Can't live with them, and can't live without them. In Malaysia, you complain complain also same maid, so got limited things to complain after awhile. But here, ppl change maids like change underwear (as my friend mentioned today...) so always got something new to talk about one. As it is, I have two other friends who have maid problems. One has a maid that forever does disappearing acts, and another friend has a "siew cheh" maid that decided that she didn't want to work yesterday... So, I think the Maid topic will remain for awhile lah....

Why I need two maids?? With one maid ah..things not perfect also cannot exactly scold the maid. With two maids, at least can expect some perfection lah... maybe not perfection, but at least I can ask the question "why this toilet not clean??". With one maid, she can say "got to do other things blah blah blah". So, I don't bother to ask lah. Oh yeah... I fought with the maid agent. I went there to get a maid, and he was giving me hassle and being arrogant and all...say what I pay the maids won't be enough. Think just because I foreigner am gullible meh?? I am not ang moh, okay?? Also, the maids that he has also like so tarik harga. So, fai-see ler. Also don't want to get maids that work for ang moh one. They are damn spoilt ones, and probably very cin-cai too because ang moh never have maids before, so damn happy that got somebody to do their housework for them, so they don't care one. For me? WHere can?? I got colour coded pails and brooms for inside and outside of house, for kitchen etc. Different mops etc. Also different pails for floor and tables etc etc. Work for ang-moh one sure campur everything in one pail. I will faint lah!! ... Anyway, the search for another maid continues...


Melbourne Cup
I went to my first Melbourne Cup Charity Brunch on Tuesday. Yup! Did wear a hat! Bought the hat really really last minute. Bought it on Monday. Wanted to buy on Saturday, but H said it was ugly lah etc etc...but cannot find lah. So, die-die also have to go and buy the most decent looking one. I improvised a bit lah. I tore out the thingy that was stuck on the hat (have to say it was kinda ugly. Think it's supposed to be a flower but don't look like it), bought a ribbon from the giftshop and a fabric rose brooch and pin in on my hat... ..looks kinda decent, right. Won some money too... horse got second place, but the money won only cover the $$ I spent on buying the sweeps...better than nothing ler. Oh..btw, the horse was named "Pop Rock". It was no where in sight...only accelerated towards the last 50 metres or so. ... Anyway, it was like drink drink drink and eat eat eat... Have to say that I was a little bit zonked out when I got home a little after 3 pm. Thought I would still beat the school bus...but guard said S2 already home. Gave him permission to play his game (omigod!! Bad mommy!! On a weekday!!) and I slept during my massage (got the lady to come round to the house)... Felt better after the little nap!! And guess what? After dinner, I got boys to do their homework, and I was like doing something around the house lah...then S2 was calling out for me to help with some work, and then he comment "hello? you have to help us with our work, you know...not just stay at home and drink champagne all day!!".. Waliow!! Let my 6 year old scold!!

Handbags
Here are the pictures of my two new handbags...aiya... when I upload forgot to rotate...too lazy lah.









Birthday Parties
Over here...ppl are BIG on children's parties!! Some are very very elaborate. Went to a very "loong choong" birthday party for a 7 year old girl some weeks back. It was in the ballroom of a hotel. I've heard stories of children's loong choong parties held in hotels, but never been to one until now. At the entrance of the ballroom, got reception table for you to sign in lor, and then they have this HUGE styrofoam cut-out of birthday girl's name in Lilo/Stitch theme. Didn't take photo of this because like very samm-pah lah... the ones inside the ballroom can take because pretend to be taking picture of my son maa... The stage back-drop also very loong-choong, right? And have ppl dressed up as Lilo and Stitch some more... Cut cake on the stage lah..like wedding like that. Also got acrobatics of sorts. Hope my sons not gonna request such elaborate parties!!! S1 won't lah, but S2 forever changing one. One day want Swimming Party lah, another day, Star Wars Party, another day Mini-Golf Party, another day Bowling Party...etc etc.. Whatever it is, it's not going to be in a ballroom of a hotel lah!!

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Handbags...

Well, H has been saying that he wants to buy me handbags..and I have been saying "aiya...we'll see ler. Said that you were gonna buy me handbag when in Singapore...also nothing one".. And he was like "Okay.. we'll go later today". So, we took boys to a birthday party today which was located inside a mall. We were walking around those designer shops before the party started... and guessed what? H bought me two handbags! One from TODs and the other from Gucci. Have to say that it was kinda ex-. Cannot imagine me buying such expensive stuff... did the usual wife thing of asking "can we afford this?" But H wants to buy...let him buy lor.. I spend his money better than some other stupid woman spend his money!!!! Bought the TODs first, then the Gucci, and I was leaving Gucci, I told H "Well, now you just need to get me a white bag!".. ha ha ha. He was like "wa... okay. Will buy you one when I go on my business trip". He he he.. My TODs is a beige/tanned suede bag, and Gucci is black leather with the little bow... Will put in picture next post.