Tuesday, January 30, 2007

My Man!

H has gone to Europe for a few days... So, last night I told S1 that whilst his dad is gone, he can be the man of the house. He was very happy of course. This morning, I set my alarm at 6.10 am. But when I came out of my room, I found that boys were already dressed and having their breakfast. As my mom was attending to them, I just said "Oh..you guys are already eating. I am going back to bed!" and went off... S1 called out to me "Come back here, young woman! I am the man of the house! And you have to listen to me!" That's my 9 year old talking!!! He did say once to me "I may not look like a man, BUT I feel like a man!"

Whatever it is, just don't suddenly come home and tell me that I am going to be a grandmother soon in the next 20 years!! Okay Okay.. at least another 15 years lah!!!

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

My friend Oyster... :-)

Well,...he's not really an oyster, of course... Gave him that nickname when I first met him over 16 years ago in London.... Waaaaa TIME FLIES!!! Well, his name was very much like Lee Kam Kee - the famous oyster sauce brand. Used to sing the jingle for the sauce "Leeeee Kam Kee hou yau, chan chan hou mei...." whenever I see him..kekeke..

Both of us were very "wai sik" then and we were the only ones amongst the Malaysian students that lived away from the uni and thus have a travelcard, so both of us used to go makan-makan in Chinatown. It was there that both of us saw Princess Diana. (The famous person question ?!?!) She actually waved at both of us, but somewhat nobody believed us leh....

Anyway, he came over to Country X yesterday and we met for drinks and dinner. Drinks first because I met him in his hotel, then went over to pick H from Planet Hollywood, then went to this place called Lara Djonggrang for dinner. Food is not great, but the ambience is very nice lah. Take my guests there because of the ambience and can savour the local cuisine. Well, of course talk talk talk lor.. He's still single, eligible bachelor.... Quite funny what he said about women... Women who are below 30, very difficult to "york" to go out, once they cross the 30 threshold, waaaa like sooooo easy to "york". He's quite choosy lor...I think. One piece of shocking news is that the top student in our uni years is a bum wor... (KL - I'm sure you remember him... A.Buxton???) Apparently, his sponsors stopped his phD funding when he sort of went directionless and is now a tour guide and only works during the winter.... How things change leh...





This Lara Djonggrang place is named after this mythical princess. She was very very beautiful. The guy who killed her father was soooo besotted by her beauty that he wanted to marry her. But she tried to avoid it by demanding 1000 temples be built by dawn first, thinking that he would fail. Well, 999 temples were already built and dawn was still faraway... so she went to disturb the roosters which then crowed like crazy. The guy thought that it was dawn already and that he had failed to win her hand in marriage. But later, he found out that she had tricked him. He was soooooo angry that he turned her into a stone. Well, in the restaurant, there is a supposedly stone statue of Lara Djonggrang.....

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

LaundryAmah's 70 Questions...

1. Are your parents married or divorced?
Married

2. Are you a vegetarian?
Only on the 1st and 15th of the Lunar Month, and some other days

3. Do you believe in Heaven?
Yes

4. Have you ever come close to dying?
Well, I thought that I was gonna die during my confinement month when I had S2 in Country Y.

5. What jewellery do you wear 24/7?
Ring and Earrings

6. Favourite time of day?
Dunno... Happy times???

7. Do you eat the stems of broccoli?
Yes. Prefer the stems rather than the flower part

8. Do you wear makeup?
Not really. Otherwise my "Sifu" wouldn't call me "Cheng Thong Meen"

9. Ever have plastic surgery?
Nope. But ppl think I have had some done on my eyes though. But of course it's all my natural beauty. Ha ha ha.

10. Do you colour your hair?
Only once...many many years ago whereby H says that I look like La-La-Mooi. But think might have to start since loads of white hair showing....

11. What do you wear to bed?
All sorts of pjs

12. Have you ever done anything illegal?
As per Laundryamah...yeah lor.. traffic offenses lor..

13. Can you roll your tongue?
No

14. Do you tweeze your eyebrows?
Yes

15. What kind of sneakers?
Reebok...but last time I wore them was like few years ago...ha ha ha

16. Do you believe in Abortions?
Yes and No...depending on the situation.

17. What is your Hair color?
Black

18. Future child’s name?
Err... yeah..don't think have another future child lah. Now two boys so big and senang...what for want to start with all the diapers and formula again??? But if got accident, then different story lah.

20. If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be?
Don't know yet

21. Do you sleep with stuffed animals?
No lah.. Think "satt patt yia yee meh"???

22. If you won the lottery, what would you do first?
Pay off mortgage and all.... but long time never buy lottery already.. Don't even know where to buy in Country X lah.

23. Gold or silver?
Jewellery??? Depends on the design.

24. Hamburger or hot dog?
Depends on mood lah...

25. If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Wa...this one very cialatt. Don't know how to answer

26. City, beach or country?
City definitely...

27. What was the last thing you touched?
Ha ha ha... Still touching keypad lah. Otherwise how to type this????

28. Where did you eat last?
Bakerzine for Lunch with tai-tai friend

29. When’s the last time you cried?
Think was 2 weeks ago when the radiologist tried to position my arm for XRay... damn pain okay!!!

30. Do you read blogs?
Some lah

31. Would you ever go out dressed like the opposite sex?
Don't think so.. Like being a woman too much. Hahaha...

32. Ever been involved with the police?
Yup... traffic kind lah...

33. What’s your favourite shampoo conditioner and soap?
Don't really have lah.

34. Do you talk in your sleep?
Don't think so...

35. Ocean or pool?
Pool

36. So, who has the original missing questions?
Apa ini ah??

37. Who would you take on a ménage à trois for a dirty weekend?
Mmm... definitely two guys.... no gals for me. Kekeke. Who ar?? Don't wanna tell lah.

38. Window seat or aisle?
Aisle

39. Ever met anyone famous?
What you mean by met? As in "hello... I am so and so" type or what? But have seen Princess Diana at Leicester Square lah. She was arriving for a premiere...

40. Do you feel that you’ve had a truly successful life?
No

41. Do you twirl your spaghetti or cut it?
Twirl

42. Ricki Lake or Oprah Winfrey?
I also donno who is Ricki Lake. So, Oprah lah

43. Basketball or Football?
Football definitely. Never fails to make me fall asleep

44. How long do your showers last?
Donno. Never time them

45. Automatic or do you drive a stick?
Both also can. But currently don't drive. Driver ma...

46. Cake or ice cream?
Both also I like. Both also I can make.

47. Are you self-conscious?
Mmm....

48. Have you ever drank so much you threw up?
Nope...Tolerance level quite good one...

49. Have you ever given money to a beggar?
Yes.

50. Have you been in love?
What is love? Most books will tell you that Love is a decision and not a feeling.

51. Where do you wish you were?
Donno....

52. Are you wearing socks?
No lah...

53. Have you ever ridden in an ambulance?
Don't think so..

54. Can you tango?
Nope...

55. Last gift you received?
Xmas Presents lor...

56. Last sport you played?
Is bowling a sport? If yes, then bowling lah

57. Things you spend a lot of money on?
Donno wor... everyday also spend money on all sorts of things... But think on the KIDS lah.

58. Where do you live?
Country X

59. Where were you born?
Assunta Hospital

60. Last wedding attended?
SIL's

61. Spit or swallow?
Mmm.... is this question what I think it is??? Don't want to answer...

62. Favorite position?
mmmmm

63. Most hated food(s)?
Cannot think now...

64. What’s your least fav.?
What?

65. Can you sing?
Thought I can...until someone brought me to reality!! Kekeke

66. Last person you instant messaged?
Laundryamah...that's how I got roped into doing this!!!!!

67. Last place you went on holiday?
Bangkok

68. Favourite regular drink?
Tea

69. Current Song?
Don't have wor....

70. Tag 3 friends:
No need lah....

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Bed Wetting Problem...

*SIGH* S2 is wetting his bed at night. How?? What to do to stop it? I know it's not a physiological problem, so it's psychological. BUT how ? Take him see psychologist??? Friend of mine says it's a phase, and leave him and it'll be alright.... but he's quite a big boy wor...soon going to be 7.

I asked him if there's a problem at school, if he's being bullied etc, and he said No. At home, everything is fine. I don't know what could be the thing that's bothering him. Or could it be PURE LAZINESS for not getting up to pee at night?

Don't know what to do..Tried punishing him, threaten and all.... BUT????

Curse of the Golden Corset!

Oops... I meant "Curse of the Golden Flower"... went to watch this show this afternoon with S1 and S2. H didn't come along as he went back to Malaysia for the day. Yup...for the day.. Took the 6.20 am flight and now is on his way back over here.
Anyway, have to say that the whole show emphasizes on boobs, boobs and more boobs... Thought everything was rather garish. The decor in the palace was a little bit "tai chann cheong" ler. My HK friend told me that it was Director Zhang YiMou's way of criticizing the nouveau rich of China, i.e. that being RICH does not buy taste nor class...or something to the extent.
S1 was like wanting to go to the toilet many times during the movie. He was abit scared. Kekeke.. very "mou kwei yoong" lah him.... because he doesn't like the part where the son was setting up the rebellion, and "kwei tar kwei" lah.
S2...was happily munching on his popcorn and watching the show..real watching or not, that's a different story...

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Inflation! Inflation!

Wa...Went to do my mani/pedi with a gf at my regular nail place. Had a shock when I paid the bill...expecting it to be the usual ~ USD 18 for the set. BUT..it "hei kar" to USD 27. How can so much??? The woman said the new price was effective from 8 Jan. But they should at least inform us when we came in...but they didn't leh. Cannot like that right??? Now, have to go forth and seek for a new Nail Bar. :-( Kinda like this place ... No lah, didn't scold them like the Spa lah. So, still can come back here if I want to.

Also, went to a Chinese Restaurant with the boys and H for lunch today (after the boys' swimming lessons at school)...again, "hei kar"... Everywhere also hei kar...

Oh...but one thing that I noticed that went down were cinema tickets. Used to be ~ USD 3.80. Now it's about USD 2.80. Also, on Mondays, lagi discounted to USD 1.70. SO, maybe might go watch some movies on my own???? Kekeke..

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Feraligatr, Lugia, CharmeleonEx....

Say what??? Well, these are just some funny names of Pokemon characters. Gosh.. the names are all making me siow-siow. Why I bother??? Aiya, have to devise some games for S2's birthday party lah. Of course must learn abit lor. If boys study as hard as they study their Pokemon, I will "choong ma pew" lah...*sigh*

Anyway, decided to have the party in the house. Kiasu ma... no need to pay for venue. Own-self more work only lah. Got to print birthday invites, and do small back-drop poster....Oh no!! Nothing like those fancy smancey GRAND backdrop like S2's friend...think I posted a picture some time back. Those are MEGA expensive man. Those basic party packages with the fancy smancey backdrop starts from USD 2,ooo. Siow meh!!! So, it's nomadic-mom produced ARTWORK as usual. I already did a 6 x 40 inch POKEMON cut-out; S1 helped me to colour the Yellow in.
Managed to find some Pokemon Stickers this afternoon. So bought them for the party packs. Also saw some plastic Pokemon figurines too but think abit too expensive USD 1 for a 1 &1/2 inch sized plastic figurine. No real use for them some more. Thinking...maybe buy plain white T-shirts or maybe mugs, do outlines of Pokemon characters and then get the kids to paint the insides. Then they take their "masterpiece" home with them. Good idea? Only thing is that they would have to urgh..PAINT in my house. Skali get paint on my cream sofas or chairs, then I cry leh. Have to shooooo all of them to do their stuff outside in the terrace. Got to think how to manage them... Kiasu don't want to spend money is like that one lah..

Fuming Spa!!!!

Fuming!!!!! Went to the spa with a girlfriend yesterday. Chose a 45 minute Scrub and a 75 minute Aromatherapy massage. Everything went well.... After the scrub and my shower, I was getting ready for my massage and looked at the clock and it showed 11.30 am. So, by right, my massage should end at 12.45 pm, correct?? At 12.15 pm, the therapist told me "finish". Wa.... Of course I complained lah. I hate spas cheating time out of me. Ten minutes will make me mad already. Some more this one THIRTY MINUTES!!!! And all they could say was sorry. I told them that I was not gonna pay full price, and then they "tau ngap ngap" went to call the manager and then came back and said 20% discount. I calculated. Curi 40% of my time and only offer me 20% discount, where can? Of course I argue some more and demand to see the manager. Gave me all sorts of excuses and then I said "next time don't want to come already"...and you know what those idiots said? "It's okay!!" Real real idiots!!! Fuming mad, I was!!

Now how? Have to find another spa to go to lah! Some more I go to this one quite often as it's very very close to the boys' Mandarin class whereby I will go and do either an hour massage or have a hair wash. Now CANNOT already lah!!!

Stupid people "mm sik chou saang yee"!!!!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Stressful...

Have been quite stressed today... Been going around town looking at party packages for S2's 7th Birthday Party. He wants to have a Pokemon Party AT HOME!! I was hoping to find an alternative location/venue. The party packages here sooooo expensive leh. Last time, when we were living in Bangkok, I had a party for S1 for only BHT 5000 and this included decor, face painter, balloon sculptor, magician and a party organiser. All in all, think about 4 ppl.

Was thinking of getting a bouncing castle...wa.... costs USD 170 wor..... not worth it leh.. And then called the Science Show ppl...also wa....costs USD 170 also. And then thought of having it in a playground...but sooo mafan and also not cheap. So, think will do my own games in the house lah... And S2 said that he wants to invite just the boys. Just as well ler...less ppl, easier to control the kids in my house.

So, have been designing the birthday invites today... printed out maps to my house... Have to print the game cards still... And have to go to some faraway mall on Friday to try to look for Pokemon stuff for the party packs... Still got to get someone to do the cake leh...

Plus boys being notti is not helping... Had to scream with my no voice Eric Tsang voice. Was very very sann-foo. Like my chest so tight like that. *sigh*

Bangkok and Eric Tsang....

Arrived in Bangkok at about noon. Took SQ and the other 5 gals were on AirAsia. Flights arrived about the same time. Met at the luggage carousel, went to the hotel and then went out to lunch. Had one fresh coconut during lunch. Then we went to the Erawan Shrine, had another coconut from the stall. Once I had the second coconut... I started to lose my voice....real bad. So... I sound like Eric Tsang now... so irritating. The Bangkok drivers were sniggering at my voice and even H was sniggering. I had to taruh H lah...for sniggering at me..told him "well, you just have to ML to Eric Tsang for awhile then!!" Of course he got geli lah...

Monday, January 15, 2007

MIA

No lah... not really gone MIA lah.

Just that after I came back on New Year's Eve, the broadband service was out for about 5 days.

And then went to the hills for a night with H and the boys over the weekend (6th) . Stayed at this place called the Malya, which is by the hillside overlooking a valley. Damn expensive. Cost USD 160/nite and I really cannot see what's so great. I mean the ambience is quite nice lah, have fireplace in the lobby and all but the room really quite so-so. But I supposed now that I've been there, will not bug H on another visit again. Did a little shopping in the outlets ler.

Then friends say take kids for ice-skating on Monday (8th). As my boys have not ice-skated before, I also rented a pair of skates to BE with them lah. Over-confident and fell immediately as I stepped into the rink. Damn pain lah. After I fell, I still sooooo gung-ho and skated with the boys for another half hour. Arm was still sort of okay then. Then, they needed to clean the ice, so went and sat with my friend (she didn't skate) and had a cup of coffee. Didn't move my arm and rested abit. And after awhile, realised that I couldn't straighten nor bend my arm leh. And it got more painful than when I fell. SO, a bit takut lah, then went for Xray. No fractures..thank god. But when the guy wanted to move my arm on the Xray plate, I actually cried. Soo sooo bloody painful. Was put on an arm sling, anti-inflammatory medication and painkillers. Was kinda worried that I couldn't go for my Bangkok trip on Thursday (11th).

Anyway, come Thursday, I left and flew to Bangkok lor. Yeap. Left the two boys with H. Well, as guessed. The three boys ate junk food and junk food and junk food.... McDonald's, KFC, Pizza Hut, you named it! Don't know why H didn't ask maid to cook. Think the only proper meal was their wantan noodle lunch on Sunday before their movie. Well, I just came back last night. Have to say my arm still painful leh....

Update again sometime later...
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