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?
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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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Now...let me see...
First, I went to the driving range... Hit about 130 balls. My irons are okay now. Was quite pleased with my No. 7 and No. 8 clubs. But donno why, my woods No.1 and No. 3 was terrible lah. Used to be good with my woods...but today hor, my ball fly to the left and to the right, except going straight! *sigh* Need more practice!
Then had lunch at Duck King....errr.. NO lah.. we didn't eat all this. Got this picture from Google Images. We had a yummy "Mun Ifu Noodle with Dried Scallop and Enoki Mushroom", Fried Seafood Noodle in Oyster Sauce, Fried Loh Pak Kou, Seafood/Chicken Crystal Dumpling and Prawn Cheong Fun.
After lunch, it was off to the boys' school for a Briefing on S1's Trip to BALI!!! Yeap! S2 will be going on a 5 days/4 nights trip to Bali. NO parents are ALLOWED! More about this in the next post.
After the talk, collected the boys from the library and then we were headed for their mandarin class. Dropped them off, and then I was very hardworking. Proceeded to....Spent about an hour there... picked boys up from mandarin and headed back home...
When I first moved here, I received advice from many people "NOT to drive, and to just utilise the driver". However, not heeding their advice, I went behind the wheel. The first time, I drove to the supermarket nearby. It was uneventful. The following week, I attempted to drive H to the office. It was a long weekend, and the roads were pretty clear. Not far from my home, I proceeded to emerge cautiously from a junction when the light turned GREEN. However, a reckless motorcylist dashed through and emerged right in front of my car.
The guy fell from his bike and was wedged just under the front of my car. It was a terrible terrible experience. We sent the guy to the hospital, waited and shuttled between the hospital and the Police Station. Luckily, everything was sorted smoothly. I was told that because I was a foreigner, I could have been locked-up or attacked by a mob at the scene of the accident.
On hindsight, when the accident happened, I should have contacted the car leasing company immediately, as they had a dedicated personnel that dealt with all the Automobile Insurance Policies. The personnel did handle all the insurance claims, including the medical claims from the accident victim.
I hope this accident will not make insurance companies categorize me a POOR DRIVER, as I believe it was the reckless motorcyclist's fault. But I supposed I can still find a company that will provide competitive Poor Driver Auto Insurance Rates if it comes to that!
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
This farewell lunch is for two ladies...one is moving to Melbourne and the other to Surabaya. We had Japanese/Korean at a restaurant called Chung Hae. I
Starter - Octopus Salad
Starter - Salmon Salad
Where did he get the money to buy these books? Which costs about USD 20 ? I didn't give him any money for the Book Sale.....as I was in school on Monday, and already purchased USD 70 worth of books from the Book Sale.
He said that he found the money on the ground. Yes. USD 20 on the school grounds... and so he used the money to purchased the books.
Of course I queried... It sounded too good to be true, right? Went through the whole series of "Did you take the money from some one? I won't scold you. Please tell the truth. Blah blah blah".
He swore. Said he really really found it on the ground. Then he asked me what I would have done if I found money on the ground.
Well, if it was me, I definitely will *FAST* *FAST* put it in my pocket lah. 'Choong sai mann ah kwai meh??'.....but of course didn't answer my son like that lah.
I said ... "Mmmm...that is quite a difficult question. If I keep the money, the owner would have lost quite a lot of money, and definitely would be sad. But if I give the money to the office, the clerk may just take it. And also will not know who lost the money. You can't exactly announce "WHO LOST US 20? as everyone will be coming to claim it. So how? It's not like a tupperware or bag where there would be some kind of distinct identification. Mmmm...very difficult indeed".
S1 then said "See? You also said Difficult. So, I keep and use it to buy books lah".
HOW WOULD YOU HAVE ANSWERED YOUR KID???
p/s Actually arr... my two boys always find money or food vouchers on the school ground one. But normally not much lah.. like about US 50 cents...enough to buy a Capri-Sonne or Powerade sort of drinks. The vouchers I know they really find on the ground, as many RICH kids buy the USD 2.50 voucher booklet, use USD 2 and then feel the 50 cents in the booklet is too troublesome to keep and they just discard it.
Monday, November 12, 2007
Now..let me see, when was my proudest moment?
- Could it be when I tried to do the can-can at my uni dinner and fell flat on the floor?? This shouldn't be a proud moment, right?...More of an embarassing one!
- Or could it be when I went up to the stage at Royal Albert Hall to collect my M.Eng ?
- Or could it be when my ex-boss gave me a big cheque for my efforts at saving the company a few Million Ringgit?
- Or maybe I should just say ...proud mama of my two wonderful boys!
And to hear their proudest moments:
1. Ehon's proudest moment is when he swept 5 out of 6 trophies at a State First Aid Competition.
2. Everyday Healy proudest moment is when she gave birth to Elizabeth.
3. Sting is proud to be mummy to her baby
4. Nomadic Mom will make it easy by saying she is proud to be a mama to her two wonderful and lovely boys!
2) Misha's Mum
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Just this morning, S2 was asking me if I want to go on a holiday, and where would I want to go? He was babbling away with faraway places like Africa and Egypt....I asked him if he was gonna pay for my trip. And the answer was "Yes. But you'll have to wait till I am older and can work to earn money first. Also, you mustn't choose somewhere too expensive!". Well, okay...at least he has the thoughts to want to treat his good 'ole mom to a holiday. Where would I wanna go? Ooooooh... Would love to indulge in a luxurious resort where I could laze on a stretch of white sandy beach, and being served my Pina Colada by a gorgeous Beach Butler! Have a sensual spa massage with rich aromatic oils, followed by a gourmet meal prepared by world-class chefs. Where can I find this paradise? At any five luxury resorts of the Karisma Hotel on the Mexican Riviera. Karisma means "divine favor" in Greek, and the Karisma Hotel offers an all-inclusive luxury concept that would captivate all your heart desires in a resort. Check it out now for a wonderful holiday of a lifetime!
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Of course the boys had fun. Now..all the 10 year olds want to have a paintball party for their 11th birthday. But if so, will have to find a proper place...rather than make-do in a playground.
Handsome boys all in a Row...
Anyway, I was very "maang" (irritated) on Thursday when I went to Carrefour for my grocery shopping. Normally, I try NOT to go to Carrefour, as it's always a madhouse. I don't know why.. but I always feel very suffocated halfway through my shopping at Carrefour. WHY do I go there this time? Aiya..had a looooooooong list, and my regular supermarket's trolley is rather small whereas Carrefour's ones are huge. (Not because it's cheaper...not really cheaper lor. The chinese soya sauce in my regular supermarket is about RM 4.50 and Carrefour is selling it for RM 6 leh...) This week, Carrefour was having some specials like buy 2 get 1 free, or buy 3 get 1 free. At the check-out counter, the cashier was quite unsure of what she was doing, and asked her supervisor on how to key the items in. So, of course I wanted to check my bill lah.
Me - I want to check the bill before I pay.
Cashier - If got mistake, you have to go to information counter.
Me - No. I want to check it before I pay. And if there are mistakes, sort it out here at the counter.
Supervisor - Okay.
So...cashier proceeded to scan / punch in the rest of the items. The final total came out, and I said I wanted to CHECK the bill. And the reply was that I MUST pay before I can see the bill. I insisted that if there are mistakes, they sort it out at the counter and not send me to Timbuktoo. And of course, the confidently said YES. Thought that there'll be no mistake.
When the cashier first fumbled, I instinctively knew that they WILL be mistakes already. So...true enough. I was overcharged for 3 times. They charged 4 entries of softener whereby there should only be 3. Ditto to my Floor cleaner. My Raid mosquito repellent also over-charged by 1 no. The pricing on the softener also salah! Of course I made noise lah. And guessed what? The cashier asked me to go to the Information counter which was at the other end of Carrefoure. I went BALLISTIC!
Me - Didn't I say LET ME CHECK first??? Didn't I say there would be MISTAKES? Why should I walk to the Information to sort out your mistake?? Didn't I say, do it here? And you said YES???
Of course, then the cashier had to walk to the information counter to sort out the errors. And when she came back, also short-changed me, and my bill also cut into funny ways..WAAAA... i was soooo mad. I just babbled "I WANT TO SEE YOUR MANAGER NOW!"
She came and I was just ranting away lah. How could I NOT be? Because of their sitooopid mistakes, I had to wait for about 25 minutes extra okay!!! Told the manager that they should either blardy TRAIN their staff or set up their computing system in a better manner lah. Otherwise, what for advertise advertise BUY 2 FREE 1 when they CHARGE all 3 and PRICES all wrong one!???
And then some more..on the way home, the traffic jam was MEGA MEGA bad...and then I saw it..... the dreaded construction of the busway. In many cosmopolitan cities, a dedicated bus lane is much welcomed as it would encourage more to take the bus, ease traffic etc. BUT BUT BUT...in this traffic-laden city where the majority of the roads are sooooo narrow, a dedicated busway is not the best solution. And what is even MORE SITOOOOOOOOPID is that the entire busway is only for buses from ONE company. YUP! You heard me right. One PRIVATE company. Where in the world, would there be such a thing so sitooooopid?? All other buses are supposed to squeeze into the other available lane with cars, trucks and taxies etc etc. YOU SAY GILA or not??? At least ppl "ciak ci-kua" in other countries also will see proper development,...but here...waaaa.."ciak dui" until kelam-kabut. This busway really SITOOOOOOPID!!
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Tuesday, November 06, 2007
As per my last sponsored post on Chinese are avid gamblers..., I did have a bet on one of the horses, called "Doura Valley". Not that I selected it but more of picked it. Aiya.. Efficient won lah... This Doura Valley not even mentioned at all!!! But I have to say that Efficient was very good. In the last few seconds, he accelerated and over-took the initial race leaders. Read it here, if interested. But the bet was only RM 8/- lah. But the winner (in our ladies' group) gets about RM 100/-. Had the Melbourne Cup Brunch at a friend's house this year. No need to dress up etc.
Unlike last year, whereby I went to the Champagne Charity Brunch at the Marriot. Had to get a hat and all. Last year, my horse got SECOND! Thrilled lah... This year, really "sai pun boh".
Did you know that the Chinese are REAL avid gamblers?
Yes. They are. Or rather I should say. Yes. We are.
Ever been to some far-flung cities in Europe, where not one chinese can be seen on the streets? And enter the city's only casino...and whoaaaa... you see a whole lot of Chinese in there. Placing their bets on the roulette table and so on and so forth.
Or ever notice that whenever there is an accident on the highway, there are many onlookers creating a traffic havoc? What do you think they are doing?
Getting down the licence plate numbers of the cars that were involved in the accident of course!
To place a bet on these numbers at the 4D Lottery shop!
Basically, we Chinese can bet on anything. You name it, and I'm sure a bet can be made. I guessed Chinese are quite natural-born gamblers. I wonder if internet-savvy gamblers know that there is such a thing as an online casino. And they offer all the plays that a 'normal' casino offers such as keno, craps, baccarat, roulette, slots, black jack etc. They are hundreds of online casinos but which one is the best? Read reviews on these casinos on Pro360.com
Saturday, November 03, 2007
In this modern age of emails, MSN and such, you may think that traditional mailboxes have become obsolete. But even though you do not correspond via snail mail with your friends, relatives and business associates; the tax-man, government departments and utility companies still corresponds with you via the traditional postal service. Thus, most homes would still require some kind of a mailbox in their front curbside.
What better way to receive those dreaded tax-letters and utility bills than in a stylish mailbox?
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Even small group...8 adults and 8 kids, was enough to bring the house down. I cannot imagine how I managed to have 15 kids in my BU house last time! Anyway, there were more girls than boys and at one point in time, the boys were fighting with the girls (3 boys vs 5 girls). Bought some sparklies for them to play in the back-yard. Think they had fun...
Actually, their school have a 'Bonfire Nite' today....in celebration of Guy Fawkes Day. Ticket is at about USD 6/-. Think there's BBQ, Fireworks and Bonfire. But it was kinda drizzly the whole day today, and in the evening too. Don't know if they managed to light up the fire.
And then I decided to make some mango sorbet. The mangoes were called "Gincu"? Have not heard of it before, but they were quite tiny, and very very sweet. And have very bright orange coloured flesh. Here is the ..
ORANGEY Mango Puree
Friday, November 02, 2007
Do you suffer from hair loss?
I recall that in the subsequent months after each childbirth, I experienced hair lost whenever I washed my hair, or comb my hair. It was very worrying, and I am not talking one or two strands. It was literally a handful! I just could not imagine my crowning glory thinning. There were all sorts of advice from others, as to how to prevent further hair loss or to speed up hair regrowth. These advice ranged from reducing salt intake to minimise hair loss, to massaging the scalp with brandy. Yup! You heard me right. Brandy. The ones that you drink to be merry, or to drown your sorrows.