Friday, December 28, 2007
Friday, December 21, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
Passports, Tickets - Checked
Done the Online Check-In.
So...while waiting... I blog abit lah..
Started off Sunday (yesterday) quite early. Okay...it is early for me lah! Took boys to a place called Pancious for pancakes with ice-cream. Yup! Yup! Early morning have ice-cream!! hehehe.. I couldn't find my friend's book that I had borrowed earlier. So told the boys that whoever finds it, gets to have ice-cream with their pancakes... And both of them found it! So, have to keep my word lah. Had the book (titled Siblings Without Rivalry) in the car with us, and S1 started looking at some of the cartoons in there.
I said "Don't you think the parent in the book is like me??".
And then he commented "this isn't how you talk to us. You wouldn't say 'boy. You look upset with your brother. I am sure he had said something that upset you'...".
"The book is advising that is how us parents should talk to the kids", I replied, and then proceeded to emulate the book with the nicest, calmest voice that I can muster.
S1 then said "No. No. That doesn't suit your personality! That's not you mom. You are freaking me out! Stop it! Stop it!".
"Then how do you want me to be when you guys fight? Scream?"
"Yes. Yes. Please continue to scream at us!" was S1's reply!
Basically, my son has given me the GREEN light to continue screaming at him!!! Hahahha
After pancakes, we proceeded to Carrefour to buy Laundryamah's maid uniform. I bought a GREEN coloured one. For the long pant's version, the BLUES and WHITES were all XL. There were absolutely NO MEDIUMs for any colour. So, I bought SMALL but they still look okay for a normal-sized maid lah. I figured you didn't want PINK, so I bought the GREEN one. Laundryamah - You owe me RM 36/-. Yeah...think price increased a bit from the last time...and IT is more expensive than the expat supermarket lah...
Then we were off to Seibu to buy EL's CK bag. Well, guessed some other ladies fancied the bag too. FINITO liow... So, didn't buy her bag. But wandered around this new mall, which is only half opened. Walked over to the East Wing. Discovered that Harvey Nichols is gonna be the anchor tenant in the East Wing. *Reminiscing* Used to lurve to go to Harvey Nichols in London during the sales.... When I told H about it, he was pretty excited that they are opening a store here too!
After that hopped over to another mall to have a look-see...as my friends said that they've just renovated. Went to kepoh lah. Popped into Debenhams to buy H's Xmas pressie, plus to the Food Hall to buy ingredients to make Loh Mai Kai. Had to freeze them to feed my H while we are gone. Also given maid off 4 days per week...Yes. She only needs to come in 3 times a week to sweep, mop and do H's laundry while we are gone.
Went home, rested and then made the Loh Mai Kai...then we were out again. This time to TIME ZONE.
Because the last time mom was here, she indulged the boys with trips to TIME ZONE, and consequently they have amassed a total of 1289 TIME ZONE tickets!!!
We had to redeem them already, as the expiry date is 31st December 2007.
Certainly H is not going to redeem them while we are gone.
What did the 1289 tickets get us?
- 2 x Small Packets of Fruit Juice
- 1 x Soft Toy (Stitch from Lilo & Stitch)
- 10 x Cans of Soft Drinks
- 5 x Lousy Mechanical Pencil
- 3 x Sweets
Okay....got to go have lunch now... See you soon!!
Friday, December 14, 2007
Oh yeah...I shop shop shop till almost 12 midnight leh. Shop until gila. When I left, I passed by Gucci (which also just started their sale). Waliow!! It was still open at 11.45 PM, and packed to the MAX. Those ladies were coming out with bags and bags of GUCCI merchandise. Some people just have all the dough!!!
Anyway,...I still have to go and buy Laundryamah's Maid Uniform... and EL's Calvin Klein clutch bag. Already told her to buy buy buy the other when we were at Seibu, but she was 'sum-tai-sum-sai'. And then at the airport, called me to get it for her....it was on sale..converted costs RM 560 I think.... So, my shopping errands will extend to this coming Sunday when traffic is minimal.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
But BOO-HOO-HOO... I played like crap today!!! Really really bad. Worse than the first time. Worse than when I first started at the driving range. WHY??? HOW COME??
I'm lucky that my rented home has bright lights for the bathroom. Lighting in the bathroom is very important. I need the bright lights to see every single pore on my face so that I can extract them as part of my weekly ritual. As I don't have a dressing table, I do my minimal make-up under these bright lights too!
I must be one of the most horrible mom in the world. My constant stance on REALITY may be a little too harsh for my kids???
Well...you see... yesterday (Tuesday) as the boys were getting dressed for school, S2 mentioned that next term, he'll want to choose something other than Tae-Kwon-do as his Wednesday after-school activity. He remarked "my soccer is very bad. I want to improve so that I can play for Manchester (United)". And immediately I answered "Aiya.... even if you play very well also you won't be able to play for Manchester United lah!!!". S1 then interjected with "Mommy! Why you spoil people's dream like that one???"....Oooooops!! Is that a case of my ME & MY BIG MOUTH??
Same thing with S1....says he wants to be a spy with CIA... Well, in reality, he will never be able to work for the CIA. So, it's my job to tell him that, right??? Anyway, he has asked me to check out schools/camps for spy-training.
And search I did!
There are quite a few actually, but most are in the US, with one in NSW, Australia. UK has one that is only 3 hours long, which would not be shiok enough. The one is Australia operates during their summer which the recent schedule shows to be towards end-January 2008. This one, timing is not right for S1 as school starts on the 7th of January. Guessed we'll have to rely on the ones in the States. H said that we can bank S1 into the camp, tour for that one week and then come pick him up. So...perhaps we'll plan for this next Summer. As for S2, either he'll tag along with us, or we'll bank him into a different camp. The spy-camp unfortunately is for kids about 10 years old...so S2 does not qualify....
Monday, December 10, 2007
Sunday, December 09, 2007
Saturday, December 08, 2007
Thursday, December 06, 2007
Anyway, had quite a good chat with T's parents. H didn't go as he was still not well. Don't know how we got to the topic of husbands and minor wives etc etc, and that how local ladies are in abundance to swoon over expat men...blah blah blah.. but then there was a case whereby one of the top-level expat wife of T's dad's company ran away with her personal trainer. Apparently, it was a SHOCK to the men in the company....because they thought it was "their world with all the local gals flocking". So this was a wake-up call for them. Then there was another case, whereby a Belgium lady left her hubby whom she have had four children, to go live with a stall-holder, and she was happy hawking! Yes..more gossips as we gulp more wine! :-)
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Yup! A new digital camera...a Canon Ixus 950 IS.
Came home from my brunch at a friend's house, and H was already home (sick maaaa...), and he said "go and bring me my history book .... " So...I be kind and went over to fetch his history book since he is ill. I was like "which one? so many titles".... then he said "and bring your camera over too!". Well...he didn't really want to read...just wanted me to find my Pressie. :-D
"Is it my early Xmas Pressie?", I asked. You know what was his reply? "No. It's a pressie for XXXXX!" Hahahahhahah...and then as I was playing with my new toy, and was taking some random pix, he gave me this really hamsap face!!! hahaha...but NO lah.. I had to go out and buy groceries. Nothing in the fridge already leh!!! NO JOY for H... Hehehehehhe... perhaps tonight????
Sunday, December 02, 2007
And I have yet to buy a single Xmas gift. I know. I know. I am a terrible procrastinator. Will really have to start pronto. Otherwise, I am sure to be caught by the massive jams at the malls. To simplify things, perhaps I should just order the gifts online. That way, I don't have to fight with fellow-shoppers over discounted items or for a space in the queue. I've been browsing at Gourmet Gift Baskets, and they sure do have lovely gift baskets for all your loved ones. I especially like their gift baskets for men. Think I would get H the "Hitting The Range™ - Golf Gift Basket". Not only it has the necessary golf tees and practice balls, it comes with yummy gourmet snacks that I know H would enjoy. And for my dad...what else but the delicious "Ice Cream Smorgasbord™ - Ice Cream Gift Basket". Dad absolutely luuuuuurves ice-cream!!!
Oh....Oh... Before I continue about my S1... I want to tell you about Ms. Boobies. Remember her in my previous post? Well...she was in school on Friday too. Well, I saw her coming in but I ignored her and con tinue talking to some other moms. If she can snub me. I can too! Well, Ms. Boobies this time, did expose her boobies and thighs again. Her cleavage was about 3 inches exposed. Not that sort of faint lined ones...but the deep deep type of cleavage. I was talking to another mom, J...and she said that she doesn't like her either. Neither does her husband. Funnily, J said that this Ms.Boobies somehow wears quite "normal" outside of school. She'll be in a simple T-shirt or whatever, but in school...her tops are waaaaaay down, and the skirts are waaaaay up, with high high heels. Met another local mom who didn't like her too... Looks like she doesn't really have that many friends at school. Naturally, she continued to be the topic at our coffee session later. One joke that came up about why S2's teacher didn't turn up for the Xmas Dinner was because his wife didn't allow it....shouting "You are NOT going to the dinner with Ms. Boobies!!!! Hahahah...Yes. Us women can be quite terrible b!t@hes!!!! kekekekek
Anyway.... initially, my driver said that it'll take 1 hour and 45 minutes from school to the airport...but after my coffee with the gals, he said that he had discussed with the other drivers, and there is a shorter and more direct route. So..it actually took us only about an hour. Just as well, as the plane arrived about 20 minutes earlier. But ...this nomadicmom was busy chatting with another mom at the WRONG gate... By the time we realised, most of the kids already gone. hehhehe... But we did pick up our precious sons. :-)
S1 of course had a whale of a time. He looked sooooooo grown-up as he told me his days in Bali. And he is really really sweet too. He bought gifts for me, his dad and brother with the shopping money I gave him. When I asked him what he bought for himself..he said he didn't have enough money. I should really give him a lot of credit to actually buy stuff for us rather than himself.
What he bought...
Okay...not the nicest of stuff..BUT BUT... IT is the
THOUGHT THAT COUNTS!!!!
My sweet and wonderful S1....
Saturday, December 01, 2007
The kids in Year 3 have been learning about Ancient Egypt for Humanities this term. They learnt how ancient Egypt is, how they live, etc. Kids also learnt to write their names in hieroglyphics. So to finish off the term, they had an Egyptian Day at school, and kids are supposed to wear their Egyptian costume and bring in party food.
Jars for the Pharoah's Organs?
The Cartoonist (alamak...cannot remember his name) - the Scandinavian guy who has a program on Nicklelodean Channel.... was in school on this day too.... to demo his cartoon-drawing skills, and to promote his books. Naturally, all the kids wanted to buy his books. S2 had been bugging me for the last couple of days for USD 8 to buy one of his books. But since I was in school, I bought three... bought the one on Monsters, Wild Animals and Robots. Didn't buy the one on cows though. This kiasu mom also joined the queue to get him to autograph the books lah.
Yes...that is my skinny S2 again...
Friday, November 30, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Perhaps that is why I have not gone GILA (insane) :-D
I mean in the middle of all the noise, rubbish, chaos in the city, you will find a haven that takes you away from all the mess. Really like an oasis in the middle of a desert.
I went to a restaurant in town together with two friends . You can hardly SEE the little entrance to this restaurant, called Huize Trivelli. But once you enter the simple entryway....lo and behold, it's a different place altogether. It's a "heritage" restaurant...thus the antique-qy decor.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
Orlando's theme parks such as Disney World, Universal Studios, SeaWorld, Busch Gardens etc etc have all the unique and exciting adventures for kids of all ages...including the big kid in you too! Orlando is not all about theme parks. There's extreme fun such as hand-glidng and sky-diving. If that is too much to stomach, how about a round of golf or a relaxing spa treatment? Orlando has so much to offer that you want to bring grandma and grandpa too! And for maximum family fun, we should all bunk-in together in a 3-bedroom Orlando vacation home, rather than get separated in different wings of a hotel..... Sounds great, huh? I just can't wait for a family fun-filled vacation in Orlando!
Well...the day had finally arrived for the Year 6 Trip to Bali (wrote a little bit about this some time back). The kids had to meet at 7 am at the airport this morning... so we targetted that we leave our house at about 5.45 am. Had three alarm clocks set to wake us up... hahahaha.. yeah. Abit kiasu there.... :-) But when my first alarm rang at 5.15 am, I was already quite wide awake (slept at 9 pm last night, you see...). Both S1 and S2 were already awake, and bouncing off the walls!!! Told S2 to go back to bed as the school bus would only be here at about 6.45 am. But he insisted on staying up.
Saturday, November 24, 2007
- Are you interested in pursuing a degree in a University?
- Worried about the cost of tuition?
- Worried about the cost of living and/or traveling?
My phone rang and awoken me at about 8.30 AM.... I picked it up. It was H...
H - Err... I ran into some trouble...
Me - What trouble? (still sort of half asleep)
H - Err.. I came out to buy eggs for the boys' breakfast, and the car went into the drain.
Instantly, I sprang up from the bed!!
Well... we had given the driver the day off... and H drove the car out to the supermarket to get some eggs. As there was a road closure, he took a detour. The road was really really narrow, and somehow the right wheels of the car went into the drain! Had to call the Car Leasing company to sort it out. Tried calling our driver...but that fella turned his phone off!! Geram or not?? Poor H had to wait out in the sun for the car leasing guy, whom eventually turned up about 45 minutes later. He then walked home lor...
When the boys heard the news... one of the boys remarked "daddy tried to avoid a cat?"... I couldn't help laughing and told H that perhaps that he should tell people that he was a hero as he tried to avoid a cute little cat on the road, and that was why the car ended up in the drain! Hahahhaha...
Anyway, we have got a temporary replacement car for our use now.. So no big hiccup...other than leaving daddy with a RED face! heheheheh...
I wonder if the Car Leasing Company is going to BEG both of us NOT to drive anymore!!! Kekekek... Why? With me hitting a motorcyclist last November, and now with the car in the drain!!!
(See my previous post about this booby woman)
No...not because I am jealous of her big boobs lah.
Well....I told myself that I should be open-minded and not have any preconceived opinions about her...despite of her "inappropriate dressing" at school, and things that I've heard from a friend about her.
H and I went earlier to have our own pre-dinner drinks at the very posh hotel (yeah lah.. these ppl arranged for the Xmas Dinner here...what to do??), and as I walked towards the Ladies, I saw her in the Lounge waiting for us parents. She was dressed 'normally'...in a simple black dress. NO pushed-up NOR exposed Boobies. I thought "okay...she's decent"... We joined her and another set of parents for drinks... and then more parents came. Then she started talking.....
First, she started saying things about how she would have to leave at 9.30 pm as she would need to go to a 'Governor's Dinner' on behalf of her husband who is away... and then she went on about "cheap hotels in Perth at only AUD 290 per night"... and then onto how her daughter is great pals with the franchiser of J.Co Donuts (Yes. The owners of J.Co Donuts sends their daughter to the same school...). I still kept an open mind. Yes I did.
Then we went out to the gardens for our BBQ dinner. I had the 'privilege' to be seated next to her. First thing she asked me was where I was from... and when I said "Malaysia", you could see that her face changed to like "oh.. that's not a fancy place" kind of look. Then asked me if THIS was my FIRST posting. And then she went on to tell me that she has got a house in BALI blah blah blah. And I tried to be courteous and just listened. I donno what she said, and I replied with a simple "perhaps it's the lifestyle" and she just went on with "I've got a 4 million dollar house in Australia, why would I want to make this place my permanent home? And where my house is in Australia, everybody has maids and I don't need the maid/driver lifestyle here"... She told me all this in the first 2 minutes of our conversation! I think that's quite inappropriate in our first meeting, don't you think? I don't know what she blardy wants to achieve by telling me all this. The only thing that she has achieved, is my dislike for her, and being a subject of discussion over coffee with my girlfriends (who are also parents in the class. They didn't attend the dinner last night). And this rude, boastful woman.... in a quick second, ignored me and turned to speak to the other woman on her right. WHAT A BIT@H!!!! The rest of the night..I didn't bother to talk to her, nor she with me.
I wanted to tell her, "if you has a blardy 4 million dollar house in Australia with maids and what-nots, and hate the life here, why the H@ll are you still doing here???" ..
Needless to say, I already called and told one of my girlfriends this morning... and am gonna email one of moms (email because she has moved back to the US) who also thinks that she is a BiT@h with a capital B!!!!
Friday, November 23, 2007
Well... the Class Mom of S2's class has really really distinct ASSETS, and she is definitely NOT afraid to flaunt them at School. Yup! You heard me right. She would be wearing tops which would enhance her ASSETS and draw attention to them. No joke..hers are like the picture above, and she would wear tops this LOW in school. Otherwise, how would we know leh?? Also, she would also wear skirts that are really really short to show-off her shapely legs. I agree with "if you got it, flaunt it"...BUT in school??????? Somehow, that doesn't seem to be appropriate lor...
Back to the issue of ASSETS..... I LOSE HANDS DOWN LAH!!!! Am nooooo where near!!!!!
But as some say...."anything more than a handful is a WASTE!" kekekekekekeek (Am I just saying that because I am jealous???) kekekekek
Thursday, November 22, 2007
And then of course he immediately called me back lah... and said "you also forgot lah....otherwise you would have given me h@ll last night!"...kekeke...he was right! I would have given him h@ll earlier if I had remembered! :-)
Anyway, told him that we'll go to Ritz Carlton this Sunday for the Jazz Brunch with the boys instead lah.
Did you know that 11th Wedding Anniversary is known as the "Steel Anniversary"? So not nice leh... At least next year, will be "Silk" which sounds so much nicer than "Steel"! The following year would be "Lace"....followed by "Ivory" and "Crystal"...
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
- Kaki No. 1 decided to fly off to Singapore...because afraid of ??? possible violence against her family, whilst hubby away?????!?!?! Donno... some long story...but think fear is UNFOUNDED lah. When I told H..he said "Kiasu Singaporeans". (Sorry to Singaporeans out there...but it is kinda true lor...) When I told another of my Golf Kaki No.3 (a local), she was major confused as why Golf Kaki No. 1 had to leave so abrubtly! So...two kids also ponteng sekolah (skipped school).
- Kaki No. 2 decided not to play because her hand still aching from the last round, which was about two weeks back.
- And then it was just me and Golf Kaki No. 3. Then she said she is coughing like NO tomorrow and getting worse, so also want to cancel...
So...That's the story of how all my golf kakis jilted me!!!! *Bleah...*
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Have to get V to buy Evening Primrose Oil from Down Under...definitely cheaper over there. What's the price in Malaysia? Over here, am paying about RM 1 per 1000mg capsule. Think the "Blood and Skin Cleanser" supplement is doing my horrible problematic feet some justice. It's still not totally healed, but it is more presentable than before. Maybe my STAR TREK allergy treatment is also helping.
Hee heee... the rest of the day will be spent growing worms in front of the telly...
Friday, November 16, 2007
The other day, I went to a beauty salon for my regular Purifying Facial. As I changed, and got ready to lie down, the beauty therapist piped up with "There's a new liposuction consultation clinic that opened next door. Do you want to go?". My first thing that I wanted to do was to SLAP her! What does she mean by that? Am I THAT overweight? Do I need liposuction, whereby a canula is inserted into by body, breaks my bodily fat apart and then "sucks" it out into a glass jar? I've seen videos of this surgery, and it certainly AIN'T pleasant. If I need any surgery for weight reduction, I would much prefer lap band surgery whereby an adjustable gastric band is positioned on the upper portion of the stomach. This creates a small passageway into the lower part of the stomach. The stomach feels full and satisfied with less intake of food. Thus, one can lose the excess weight. This weight-loss surgery is the least invasive, and does not require cutting, stapling or rerouting of the stomach or intestines. For more information, visit Journey Lite - Specialist in this LAP-BAND® System procedure.
Well, as it seems...the intensity of S2's whinigitis have not diminished with time......
Again, this morning over breakfast, he started with his "NOT FAIR. Kor-kor get 5 days of fun..blah blah blah"...same as what he said last night lah. I also lazy to type it out here. I got so fed-up and just snapped back at him "Aiya...It is a school trip. I didn't plan it. The school plan it. If you want to complain, or want an explanation, then go to the primary school office and ask to speak to your principal. Ask him why it is so unfair that Year 6 kids get to go to Bali for 5 days/4 nights. Blah blah blah.." I was quite sien already, then he just answered with a simple "OKAY".
Alamak! Why didn't I think about that yesterday??
And this H also very bad lah... He came home and purposely say "How come it is so unfair that your kor-kor gets to go to a 5 day/4 night Bali Trip, and he can have all the fun and no school work?". This of course started the whole ritual of "Yeah. Sooooo NOT FAIR. Blah blah blah".
Anyway, S2 WILL get to go on a school trip next term, albeit for only 2 days/1 night. I think if it was any longer, the teachers and chaperone will go crazy taking care of about 100 kids of 7/8 years of age! The school starts off with Sleepover in the school for Years 1 and 2, and then proceed with an overnight trip to a nearby resort for Year 3. Year 4 and Year 5 would both be a 3 days/2 night trip. And for Year 6 - a 5 days/4 night trip to Bali.
Will post more about S1's trip later... (by the way, the photos posted previously is the actual hotel that they would be staying.)
Thursday, November 15, 2007
S2 DEFINITELY IS!
He had been droning out "NOT FAIR" repetitively....that it really got on my nerves. So much so that I just want to slap him. What else did he say? "NOT FAIR. Kor-Kor always have fun. Now he is going to have sooooooo much fun. Five days of fun fun fun, and NO work! NOT FAIR. Mom....when Kor-Kor comes back, you MUST give him lots and lots of Maths to do!! Blah blah blah.."
Plus, he has been EXTRA unreasonable and nasty to S1. What can I do other than scream at him????
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