Wednesday, October 31, 2007
As expected, S2 got great comments from his teacher. He's in the top Math group, his reading capabilities are a year more advance than expected. He is inquisitive etc etc....... except........You guessed it. "He's too chatty". I already knew that was the complaint. Told the teacher that this one, don't think can be helped!! If he can talk to himself in the car for two hours, what do you expect when you put him next to his pals?? Hahahahah.....
As for S1,...his Math teacher complaint about his untidy and his "un-orderly" work. He was okay with the untidiness but felt that S1 should "read, and plan his work before writing anything down". Actually, this is also my major problem with him when he does his Math at home. There is no order, and his workings are aaaaallll over the place. You really need to decipher what he has done. And this the teacher highlighted that he just could not afford the time to do that. But with all angmoh teachers, he said that we should also take note of what he can do well, and not only on his weaknesses...etc etc. And then added that S1's"enthusiam and attitude will serve him well in adulthood, and I can see where his enthusiam comes from!". I wonder...was I looking to happy and enthusiastic????
And then it was off to S1's Class teacher. Again..."lovely boy to have in my class" and the complaint? He can be distracted and lose focus in class, and would have to be brought back into focus. Donno why...but have this "Mork calling Orson. Come-in Orson!!" line in my mind when the teacher said that he had to bring him "back". Heee heee
As I was leaving the school, I met a friend with her Year 3 daughter. Our convo:
Girl's Mom - Finished with your older son's teacher.
Me - Yup. Teacher complaint about his blah blah blah.
Girl - Who is she talking about?
Girl's Mom - S1. You know..S2's brother.
Girl - All the girls in Year 3 likes him.
Me - Is it? Why do they like him?
Girl - Because they say that he is very handsome!
Me - You are in Year 3. Do you like him.
Girl - *Grinned*
Girl's Mom - S2 not handsome?
Hahahah..... My S1 very malu (shy) about this. I told him that now he may be malu, but in a couple of years time, he will be very proud of this!!! Hahhaha
If I tell H, he sure will say "of course handsome what. My son! Just like the father!" kekekekeke
Oh... speaking of HANDSOME arr... aye.. both S1 and S2's class teacher also quite good-looking leh. Eye-Candy quality okay.. *wink* *wink*... maybe I should go to school more often!!! Hahahahahah (Err.. As for S1's Math Teacher - normal teacher look lor...)
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Berlin and Vienna...What do you know about these two cities? Other than that they are the capital cities of Germany and Austria respectively?
When one mentions Berlin, we immediately think of the Berlin Wall; the visible division between the East and the West during the Cold War. But there is more to Berlin than the Berlin Wall, whereby only a small section remains today. Berlin is a city culturally rich with a vast number of museums, art galleries, opera houses, orchestras and theatres. There are over 170 museums in Berlin, showcasing centuries of art treasures and historical exhibitions. Today's contemporary artists are not left out either. The city is a real haven for music lovers, and is home to the world famous Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. If you are thinking of visiting this fascinating city, there are many Hotels in Berlin that would cater to any budgets.
With Vienna...I would think Mozart and Strauss would instantly spring to mind. Like Berlin, Vienna is a city where music fills the air. Vienna is home to the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as a number of opera houses such as the Staatsoper and the Volksoper. With a history dating back to the Celtics in 500 BC, this historically-important city has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the year 2001. Unique architechtural styles such as Romanesque Ruprechtskirche and Baroque Karlskirche are also found in Vienna. Even some Hotels in Vienna have these unique elements and features.
We bought our house in PJ about 3 1/2 years ago, and have been paying the mortgage diligently every month. We have not really been following the current base lending rates nor the current refinancing packages that are being offered by the many mortgage lenders. My sister has just refinanced her home with another bank, and managed to save quite a bundle in the overall payments. Thus, she has been advising me to refinance with a different bank. The problem is that I am told that the new MyKad would need to be used for verification, and for the longest of time, H had not had a MyKad until recently. I guessed we should start looking into the various Mortgages options that are currently available in the financial marketplace. No point in paying more interest than required, right?
Well, have to pay about USD 9/- to get into this AWA Bazaar. When I first arrived in the country, and found out that I had to pay entrance fee to buy things, I was a wee bit shocked. Can you imagine Jaya Jusco charging you an entrance fee to get into their store?? Okay....lah. This is for charity. Plus you do get 2 pastries and a cup of coffee, when you need a breather after shopping till dropping!
Well, this time...H said that my purchases were ALRIGHT. Not my usual "rubbish"!
Sunday, October 28, 2007
- Not based in the US nor Canada.
- Do not have OWN domain.
- Using Blogspot.
Hopefully, my CON-Sultan job is gonna pick up speed soon! (BTW, I am still waiting for my pay check for September leh....) Then, at least also not so sore that I have less $$$ from blogging ler. :-P Otherwise, poor H will have to give me more and more $$$!!!
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
Don't you hate it?
Having to buy printer cartridges ever so often?
It seems like I just replaced the colour cartridge in my HP printer the other day, and now it is giving me signals that the ink cartridge is empty. And these cartridges don't come cheap! I really have to utilise Cartridge Finder to find the best prices for these cartridges. I hope I can save a bundle!
Somehow, this morning...I don't know how it started but the boys were talking about men having loads of wives. Started with S1 saying some guy having 1000 wives. And of course S2 queried if that is possible. And of course, me being me...started to explain that in many societies, it is illegal to have more than one wife, blah blah blah.. and proceeded to explain the historical background of why Muslim men are allowed 4 wives, and how they would have to treat them all equally blah blah blah. And I highlighted that many actually abuse this "polygamy law" and how difficult it was to treat all the wives equally. And I went on and on...trying to explain more. So... I used an example and asked S1:
Me - Say, you have 4 wives. How are you going to spend time with them?
S1 - One for each day.
Me - But there are only 7 days in a week. One a day, that leaves 3 days free. What happens if you really need to spend with one wife in those 3 days?
S1 - Then I try and suffer and be alone lah.
Well, that's a ten-year old's explanation. In real life, you think that will happen?????? Sure the favorite one will get the MOST nights, right?
Lam yan hai peen sum keh!
The next time I visit London, other than visiting the places mentioned above, a soaring ride up in the London Eye is a Must. As well as a leisurely cruise down the River Thames. A stroll through Hyde Park to reminiscence about my time in London would also be quite nice. If season permits, a tour inside Buckingham Palace would be a bonus!
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
For the allergy testing, basically there is a gadget that is held between the body and the "item to be tested". It is believed that all compounds have their natural electromagnetic wave pattern (remember Physics? Resonance etc?), and if the body is tolerant to that compound, it will somehow attract it, and if not, repels it.
My next treatment is tomorrow, and I have been asked to bring my slippers, shoes, floor cleaner, body cleanser to be tested against my body's tolerance. The treatment methodology involves "inverting" the electromagnetic waves of the allergic compound, say MSG and then introducing into the body. So, when the body encounters MSG later, the inverted wave will CANCEL OUT the MSG waves, ZERO-ing it. This treatment has been available in Germany for more than 20 years..... And I see loads of write-up in the UK too.
May he rest in peace....
Monday, October 22, 2007
Aiyo...my blogging skills only "ma-ma-tei" (so-so) only wor. How to give tips?
Mm...let me think. Okay lah.. "include photos. It makes lousy writing look more interesting"...hahahah
It’s a very simple tag. When this is passed on to you, copy the whole thing, skim the list and put a * star beside those that you like. (Check out especially the * starred ones.) Write your own blogging tip for other bloggers. Try to make your tip general. Tag as many people as you want.
1. Look, read, and learn. http://www.neonscent.com/****
2. Be, EXCELLENT to each other. http://www.bushmackel.com/****
3. Don’t let money change ya! http://www.therandomforest.info/******
4. Always reply to your comments. http://chattiekat.com/*****
5. Blog about what you know & love. http://sugar-queens-dream.blogspot.com/******
6. Don’t use filthy language-buy a dictionary. http://shinade.blogspot.com/****
7. Blog about something educational http://climateofourfuture.org/***
8. Be yourself; others will follow http://sfgirl-thealiennextdoor.blogspot.com/ ****
9. Don’t have too many blogs that will become a chore to maintain http://cubicledenizen.blogspot.com/***
10. Keep it simple, user-friendly, interesting and organised! http://erishaling.blogspot.com/ **
11. Keep the blog simple and sweet!! http://www.leslieho.com/ ***
12. Share with others your thoughts and don’t be shy! http://groovy-olives.com/blog****
13. Never ask for link exchange. Blog hop to increase traffic. http://www.jessieling.com/**
14. Don’t clutter your blog with ads all over the place. IT’S IRRITATING. http://oliviasy.blogspot.com/
15. Don’t comment for the sake of commenting. Some looked too fake and its a big turn off! http://sashablablabla.blogspot.com/***
16. Share something interesting and you will gain more readers. http://judychow.blogspot.com/**
17. Blog real and true story and never copy others posts. http://mylovelymummy.com/
18. Don’t blog about things that you don’t want others to find out. You’ll never know who’s reading your blog. http://justmytots.com/
19. Don’t comment if you have not read the post in full. You’ll look stupid (and you are being insincere) to comment something that is irrelevant or out of point to what the blogger has been saying in their post. http://mumsgather.com/*
20. If writing a personal blog, blog from your heart and do not sugarcoat your post. http://yfmami.blogspot.com/
21. Include photos. It makes lousy writing more interesting (hehehe). htttp://nomadic-mom.blogspot.com
Who to tag?? Almost everybody done liow...but I'm gonna tag the list from my previous Genie tag...so they can SEKALI-GUS do lor hor?? So...Sorry ladies. Looks like you have got more homework to do!!!
1) Shern's Mommy 2) SweetPea 3) bp 4) WinniethePooh 5) Big Pumpkin
Are you ready for the NEW Season of NFL football games that is about to commence?
Want to be at the front seat to cheer for quarterback Chad Pennington and other favorite players?
Do I hear a LOUD YES?
Then waste NO time. Hurry up, and get your New York Jets tickets from VividSeats.com before they are all snapped up!
***Start Copying Here***
1. Write a short paragraph about your visit by the two Genies and include a link to the blog that passed on the Genie Symbol to you.
2. COPY the Rules and ENTIRE List below and post it on your blog.
3. List down your wish.
4. Place your name below the last name on the list and pass on the Genie Symbol to at least 5 other bloggers.
5. Please put up either one (or both) of the Symbols of the Genies on your blog to show that the Genies have visited your blog:
The Genie King, the Genie Princess and their trusty Genie Buddy have visited:
Mariuca would like to wish for happiness and success.
Adrian would like to wish for good health and happiness.
Emila would like to wish for happiness and success.
Trinity would like to wish good health for Jan’s brother and Yah and Wan and success.
MPG would like to wish for love and peace.
Jean would like to wish for stress free work environment and happiness.
Cbenc12 would like to wish for health, happiness and luck for my family and friends and me too!
Paris Beaverbanks would like to wish for more publicity! Hooyah! (taps swollen head)
Giddy Tiger would like to wish for longer weekends and never-ending holidays!
Shooi would like to wish for peace on earth, love, good health and happiness.
Chinnee would like to wish for happiness and good health forever!Hui Sia would like to wish for love, health, wealth and happiness.
Chew Lee would like to wish hubby for a successful business venture in Singapore.
Anggie would like to wish for dream and wish come true.
Slavemom would like to wish for happiness and good health for her loved ones (and of coz for herself too!)
Everyday Healy would like to wish for family happiness. ( A total stress free life for everyone in my family) :)
Nomadic Mom would like to wish for a happy, healthy and comfortable life for all loved ones!
Welcome aboard the Magical Flying Carpet for the Ride of your Life!
***End Copying Here***
Genies' Magic Carpet is now whooshing to the following :
1) Shern's Mommy
5) Big Pumpkin
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Do you own a Mac?
Do you like to indulge in online poker games?
Do you want to know where are the top sites?
If your answer to the above questions are YES. YES. YES.
Then look no further.
Have you checked out Mac Poker yet?
It has a list of reputable poker sites that Mac users can play poker online, whether for fun or for real. They have reviewed established sites such as FullTilt Poker, PokerStars, Pacific Poker amongst others.
Interested but don't really know how the game is played? No worries. There is a "Learn how to play poker" link plus poker rules and strategy tips. Basically, whatever you need to know about poker, you can find it on Mac Poker.
Friday, October 19, 2007
7 oz Butter
1 lb All-Purpose Flour
2 tsp Sugar
4 tbsp Cold Water
5 Chicken Legs (remove the skin, debone and dice)
1 Cup Diced Carrots
1 Cup Diced Potatoes
1 Cup Diced Onions
1 Cup Frozen Corn
1 Cup Sliced Mushrooms
Some Chopped Garlic
Some Powdered Chicken Stock
Little Corn Flour
Oyster Sauce for Chinese Style, OR
1 Can Cream of Mushroom Sauce
For the chicken filling, I've made both the Chinese Style and the Western-Style. Both also taste good. So, it's up to you which seasoning you wanna use. But the method of making it is basically the same. The vegetables, you can add or omit. Normally, I don't really measure. I just estimate as some carrots are bigger than others.
Method for Chicken Filling
1a) For chinese-style, marinate chicken with the oyster sauce, chicken stock and corn flour. Leave to rest for a while.
1b) For Western-Style, same as 1a but omit the oyster sauce.
2) Fry garlic until fragrant, and then add all the other vegetables and chicken.
3a) For Chinese-Style, make sure the filling is a little bit wet as you don't want it to be too dry. Cook till veges are soft and chicken is cooked.Leave aside when done.
3b) For Western-Style, stir-fry for about 5 minutes, then add in the can of mushroom soup. Do not add more water. When chicken and veges are done. Set aside to cool.
Method for Pastry
1) Rub the block butter and flour together until it resembles breadcrumbs.
2) Add in the sugar.
3) Make a well in the centre of the mixture, put in the egg and the 4 tbsp of cold water.
4) Bring mixture together to form a dough, and gently knead.
5) Wrap the dough with cling wrap and rest the dough in the fridge for about 1/2 hour.
Method of Assembly
1) Roll the dough on a floured surface and press into the pastry moulds.
2) Spoon the filling into the pastry moulds, and cover with more rolled pastry.
3) Cut off excess pastry if necessary.
4) Using a fork, press along the edge of the pastry moulds to create the ridges and to seal the pie.
5) Brush with beaten egg, and poke the tops with toothpicks to allow the steam to escape.
6) Bake in approx 180 deg C for about 30 to 40 minutes (depends on your oven).
Have you heard of Quibblo?
Thursday, October 18, 2007
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My SIL called to inform that my FIL had a heart attack and has been admitted to the ICU. She called me because she couldn't get H. So, I called H later. But his sis managed to inform him prior to my call. H was upset that I didn't sound "CONCERNED" about his father.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Despite my recent yellings, my maid DID come back to work after the holidays. So...I guessed I wasn't as horrible as my friend says :-D
It is music that originated from the Dominican Republic, just like merengue. Bachata music and dancing is now taking the latin club scene by storm! Want to impress your guy or gal with your dance moves? Practise in the privacy of your own home, and dance your way to your mate's heart! Get a professional DVD with all the right bachata lyrics and sounds!
For me.... think Itch is worse!
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Whatever the reasons may be; drug addiction is detrimental if NOT curbed. Should you find a loved one, relative or friend in this whirlpool of addiction, do seek professional help from drug rehab clinics.
Have you been to Sydney, Australia?
There's other attractions such as Bondi Beach, Taronga Zoo, The Rocks, Darling Harbour, Sydney Observatory and the list goes on. There's something for everyone in Sydney.
The last time I was in Sydney, I had a 14-month old in tow. But we still managed to have fun. We stayed in a serviced accommodation in North Sydney, right across from the Opera House and bridge. The view was absolutely spectacular. We also strolled along the Sydney Harbour, had lovely seafood lunch at Darling Harbour, visited Tarango Zoo, took a lazy afternoon cruise around and much much more.
Would I want to visit Sydney again?
But this time, as we would have to pay for our own accommodation, I'll need to look for Cheap Sydney Hotels that are clean, convenient and affordable.
Sunday, October 14, 2007
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It’s very simple. When you receive this tag, copy the whole list and add your own shopping tip to the bottom and pass it on.
- Wear comfy clothing when you’re shopping. You don’t wanna fuss with too many laces and buttons when you’re trying clothes on. http://rinnah-marketplace.blogspot.com
- Choose stores offering some kind of reward program, e.g. purchase points, rebates or store coupons. Knowing how the program works and when to use them will save you a lot of money in the long run. http://kakishopping.giddytigers.com
- Don’t wait until sales if you really like that particular piece of dress or shoes, as your size could be sold out sooner than you realized. Just buy if you really like it, cause there is nothing much we can do once it’s gone, especially when you shopping abroad. Everyday health and beauty
- Make sure you bring your credit card/cash la! If not how to shop lei? http://laundryamah.wordpress.com/
- Never bring hubby or kids with you on your shopping trips!! They are a hassle and will stress you out!!! http://nomadic-mom.blogpsot.com
~ End copy ~Who to tag??
Judy (for all the lovely kitchenware??)
SAHM (for all the jewels???)
Mott and WMD might as well sekali-gus lah...
5 Link to 5 Own Posts
Here are some specifications of the tag:
1. Post 5 links to 5 of your previously written posts. The posts have to relate to the 5 key words given below.
2. Tag 5 other friends to do this meme. Try to tag at least 2 new acquaintances (if not, your current blog buddies will do) so that you get to know them each a little bit better.
3. Don’t forget to read the archived post and leave comments.
Link ONE must be about family:
Our Long Weekend Trip
Link TWO must be about friends:
My Friend Oyster... :-)
Link THREE must be about yourself:
Four Four Four Four
Link FIVE can be anything you like
WARNING!!! Gross Post
Link FOUR must be about your love:
Count My Blessings
Tag 5 people…but like laundryamah, will tag same people so that can do the tag in one shot.
Needs 2 more... Okay, I add the two mommies below.WMD
The Age I wish to go Back..
Must be specific age ar?? No need lah. I forgot what age lah. But think I want to be a kid again. No worries whatsoever. Play. Play. Play oni. Play masak-masak. Make my ice-kachang with my terbalik tri-cycle. Play on my swing. Make mud-cakes and cover them with lumut. Aaahhhh...those were the carefree days!
Title: The Age That I Wish To Go Back To
Requirement: Write about the one age that you wish to go back to and why?
Tag Mode: 5 bloggers
1st - You leave their blog and post link and add to the list below.
2nd - Let the blogger you want to tag know they been tagged by comment in their blog or etc.
The Age that they Wish to Go Back to:
Amidrin wish to go back to age 22 to correct back some mistakes in life.
Lemonjude wish to go back to age 6 to enjoy kid’s life.
L’abeille wish to go back to any year but never return to age 28
Sweetpea wish to go back to, actually, just thinking about 17
Wa....the mall was very very packed. Anyway, we had brunch in a fancy food court. S1 had Japanese, S2 Italian, H Chinese and I had Malaysian. Everybody happy!
After that, go jalan-jalan lah. Aiya... DEBENHAMS having a SALE wor... Buy 2 get 3 !!! Sure I gian and go look-see lah. The boys?? H took them to a neighboring mall that has DVDs and Games... so, the boys were all out of my hair. Leave me to shop in peace!
Here are my booty...
(that is if that's what it's called. When I wore it to show H, and asked him how do I look? He said "I donno what to say!" Ugly meh? I thought quite nice what...)
Women's Secret PJs
(donno why...but I lurve Women's Secret PJs wor....)
Presence Underwear x 6 Pairs
Debenhams DIVA Key-Chain and Magnets
(err..I used the Key-chain liow so the bottom box empty ...heheheh)
All this costs about RM 220/-. Would have bought more stuff if the boys didn't come back sooooo soon. :-) Also good lah.. Shouldn't spend so much lah..
Oh yeah.. You all sure say I STOOOOOPID one. We were in the Bottega Veneta Shop, and H was already whipping out his credit card to buy me the pair of BV sunglasses, and I said NO. And off we went...OUT of the BV shop... SITUPID wifey, right???
But have to make the chicken pie since the filling already done. S1 helped out.. I rolled the pastry and put it in the pastry cups. He filled it up with the chicken filling, I cover it with more pastry. He used a fork to create those ridges at the side of the pie, poke the top of the pies and then brush the tops with beaten egg. Looks okay, right???
Also, to bought some heliconias to decorate the house... H said "laeng, meh??? All hanging out like that??" I thought it looks okay what!!
Also bought some gerberas...and arranged them in a little glass. H said "luckily you studied to be an engineer and not a florist!!!". I know my arrangement looks a bit sad!! What to do???
The holiday season is here!! Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year... It's a season of joy and cheers. A season of giving. A season of parties.
And what else?
On the halloween costumes for the kids, holiday decorations, turkey, baked ham, wine and bubbly, gifts for loved ones and friends....and the list goes on and on. At this time of the year, many would feel the pinch. This is where cash advance comes in handy. Check out CashAdvance1500.com! They are offering payday loans with no credit checks. Payday loans are short-term, unsecured consumer loans. All you need to do is to apply through the internet or through the thousand of Cash Advance stores nationwide USA. With this handy cash advance, you don't have to disappoint the kids nor your spouse. Neither do you need to sell off your personal property for that little bit of extra cash. The whole process can be done securely and anonymously thus avoiding any "uncomfortable" situations.
Friday, October 12, 2007
You hear it in the news. You hear it in movies. You read in the gossip magazines.
But what exactly does drug rehabilitation mean?
Drug rehabilitation is the medical or psychotherapeutic treatment for the dependency on prescription drugs, "recreational drugs" such as heroin or cocaine, and alcohol. The treatment objective is to enable the patient to stop his/her addiction on these substances.
If you have a loved one that requires drug rehabilitation, always seek professional help.
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Did you receive the gift that I sent? Should have a box of yummy Lindt chocolates, lovely stuffed plush animals in the shape of a cute little bunny, a floaty Helium balloon and some beautiful flowers.
Do you like your gift?
Tua-Ee wanted to get you a Thomas the Tank Engine toy, but it was rather difficult to order online.
Share your chocs with mommy and daddy, okay??
Another BOO-BOO by my maid today.
Showed her how to make chicken pie the other day. And she confidently said that she knows how to make it, and proceeded to do it. She has the recipe with the measurements right in front of her. When I checked on her. She said that it was difficult to make the dough. I asked if she put in the water already. She said yes. I was also scratching my head as to why the whole thing was so dry. Then something caught my eye....the whole new 1 KG bag of flour was EMPTY! The recipe calls for only 500 g....BUT she has used the WHOLE packet of flour. Of course cannot jadi lah!! And you know what she said? She said she didn't look at the recipe!!! Waaaaa....think she sooooooo expert that she don't look wor!! How like that?
I was not mad. In fact, I was still rather smiley when I gave her a lecture.... like how I lecture my sons. Hahaha.. think she also thought that I was MEGA cheong-hei. It's her lost. Actually. I think she was also rather disappointed that she made such a BOO-BOO. Because I told her that she could take half a dozen of pies back to her son when done. What did I lecture her about?? Wah...lots lah...told her that it's for her own good to learn extra skills, to upgrade herself so that she can demand more pay in future, blah blah blah... that she is already earning more than most maids of similar skills....etc etc...
So how? Told her to throw away her mess lah. I would have to make it myself.... no flour some more... Got to go out and buy... No driver today and for the next few days... So, H be my driver lah!!!