Tuesday, December 28, 2010
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Monday, December 27, 2010
We were at both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure on Thursday (23 Dec)...thankfully the weather cleared and was bright and sunny by Thursday morning as how California should be! I initially bought the 2 Day, 1 Park per Day ticket.... But because of the rains, our visit to Disneyland was unsatisfactory. Luckily, I could upgrade our tickets to 2 Day Hopper Tickets ($10 extra per ticket) so that we can hop between Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. I was determined to watch ALL shows, parades, fireworks etc on Thursday... to make up for the 'lost' time where everything was cancelled on Monday.
Anyway, boys were okay with the first parade at Disneyland - which was a Christmas Parade (photos to come later).... I was more excited than my kids. They were really just okay with it. When I wanted to catch the second parade at Disney California Adventure, my boys were like "Huh? Another parade? Must we watch it?" ... bleah... But I wanna watch it!!
Did manage to watch part of it....as S1 and I were on a ride (S2 and H stayed behind as they hate thrill rides) and we came out a little after the parade had started.
And for the Disneyland Fireworks... I thought that was quite a main attraction and a MUST watch. BUT no one wanted to watch it!!! the three of them went them for the Buzz Lightyear Astros Blaster Ride leaving poor ole me alone on Main Street. Yup! Experienced the magical fireworks and snowfall ALL ALONE!!! So...why no interest in these??? Boys!!!
Don't even mention about photos with the Disney characters... NADDA.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
What am I talking about?
This Pacific Coast Storm!!!
It has been raining and raining and raining since we arrived on Sunday!
What a bummer!
We were at Disneyland on Monday and it was certainly NOT fun....for both H and I that is. Boys still thought the day was EXCELLENT! Would definitely be awesome if the day was dry! It was soooooooo wet that all shows were cancelled. The Christmas Parade, Fantasmic and the Fireworks - ALL Cancelled! Boy. Was I disappointed. Funnily though, boys were not. They even joked that if the parade was on, you would see Cinderella in her poncho! Actually, I was in my Disneyland poncho the whole time!
Even though it was raining, the park was still quite crowded....with kids and toddlers and babies. I guess my grandma would say 'Siow Angmoh"!
Okay la...gotta go.
Friday, December 17, 2010
Last Day of School
Yup. Today is the last day of school for the boys. BUT I told them to just NOT go. We have a plane to catch later this evening, and H said that we ought to leave the house by 4 pm as SURELY the whole of Jakarta will be leaving tonight, and traffic will be a nightmare. (Last day for many International Schools) Since they won't be studying at all today, might as well stay home and NOT chance the traffic. They usually will arrive at 3.30pm from school but if traffic is bad, they might only get home at 4 pm...then they need to have a shower etc etc.
Actually, S1 already missed school on Wed and Thurs... diarrhoea. Donno what sai he ate. Took him to the clinic yesterday...and the doctor wanted his stool sample which he couldn't give. But he's fine this morning.
Speaking of my S1.... I donno if is just bad luck or that he just don't process things in his brain. We both set out to pick S2 from school - on arrival at school, he said he didn't want to come down from the car. Thus he waited with the driver. When I came out, he blurted "we can't get into the car". Guess what happened... Driver was in the bathroom and when he saw the driver, he decided to get out from the car. Didn't bother to wait for the driver to get into the car. Came out and somehow LOCKED the car. So the car was locked with the engine and aircond running. You say lah! What was he thinking? We had to call a cab to get home. Poor driver had to wait for the leasing company to send the spare keys!
I tell you.... I feel like sending him to an ARMY BOOT CAMP to learn to think! Not just always so tidak apa and NOT processing things. Need some TOUGH love here... *sigh*
Have been baking quite a bit over the last week.... with orders from friends as well as for the Charity Bake Sale at school. Wouldn't be so bad if I didn't have so many baking disasters. The blender that I used for processing the sugar grains conked out (wrote about this a few post back), and I had to buy the fine sugar from the shops. Didn't realise that some had additives that made the cakes FUNNY. It was quite a nightmare! But luckily, eventually did manage to find the right type of sugar. Anyway, I turned down two orders this week. Figured that I needed the time to pack etc etc.
For the Charity Bake Sale, I baked both vanilla and chocolate cupcakes - Sent 14 vanilla and 8 chocolate cupcakes for the Bake Sale. Would have sent more if NOT for the "individually wrapped" request from the PTA. Such a bummer to put them in the little boxes.
Left the cupcakes with a PTA mom and then went off to attend S1's Sports Day. Was surprised that there weren't any moms! I guessed the Secondary School kids do NOT want their parents to come?? Well, S1 didn't win in his events. Oh well...
After that, I went to help out in the Cake Stall. Was a bit surprised that they priced my cupcakes at RP 30,000/-. That's about USD 3.30 each. By the time I left, all my cupcakes were sold. Was quite pleased... as was abit worried that there weren't a big crowd on that day.
The Primary Orchestra
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
My S1 spent quite a long time decorating this shelf...
Some cute Santa and Snowman Stockings and Wooden Carvings
More Santa and Snowman Items sitting atop my Scrapbooking cabinet
Huge Christmasy Candle from a Friend
Gold Christmas Wreath thingy for candle...
Cute Mini Ornaments on my Living Area Sideboard
Fusion?? Christmas Ornaments hanging off my Pussy Willow from CNY
Monday, December 13, 2010
I am just wondering why are all the three XY chromosome beings in the house just like to take my stuff?? I had been mega busy the last few days, and just when I thought that I have a bit of a breather to upload some photos and do some blogging, I find my connector wires are missing. Mind you. We don't only just own one. We have tonnes, and I told H that NO ONE touches MY stuff. And yet... it is gone. Nope. I did not misplace them. I have a cute little 'hanger' (people use these to hang their jewellery) to hold up all MY connector wires etc. So if it is not there...it should be on MY desk where NO ONE sits except the QUEEN of the house. So where is it???
I am almost tearing my hair out with frustration. Why must everyone take MY stuff?
My earphones. My plug for charging my camera. My pens.
I tell you...really quite fed-up. EVERYONE has a pair of earphones. But somehow, they either misplace it, lose it, thrash it or whatever...and then they come looking for mine. H is the same. He has his own, and yet wants to come grab mine. I have to literally show my displeasure and to NAG for him to go look for his own earphones.
And yeah. Stupid plug also want to take mine. I have a point-and-shoot and a DSLR, and both has its own charger and plugs. Now....both plugs also gone missing. I donno what these guys do with the plugs. Charge the PSP? The DS? I donno. I just know that it's missing from my bedside.
And don't let me get started with pens and stationery. We really really have sooooooooooo many pens, pencils, erasers etc etc. And I make sure the boys have their own, and I have MINE. But then.... somehow, MY stuff will disappear from my desk. 10,001 pens in the house, and I can't find a single one. Maybe there is a PEN MONSTER in the house that absolutely just lurves to chew and devour pens!!!
Buy more...and they will keep disappearing too!!!!!!
I seriously think that in future, I have to lock up my stash of pens and stationery, my plugs and connector wires. mmmm....do you think I need to lock up my make-up too????
Sunday, December 12, 2010
My immediate response was "AGAIN? You just bought one quite recently!"
Apparently, he has outgrown his pair of shorts AGAIN.... soooooooo quickly. He said that when he ran during PE, he couldn't do too big a stride as his shorts were preventing it! They weren't stretchable and thus were kinda constricted. When he emulated how he was running with the too-small pair of shorts, I had to laugh! It was quite a funny sight.
I guessed I should invest in proper running shorts rather than the el cheapo ones that the school shop sells.
In those old photos, not only was I wearing a sweater, I had my JACKET on!
I know. I am such a wuss! But can't blame me for being brought up in the tropics!
We will be renting a private apartment near Hollywood Hills, I sure hope that the apartment has proper heating, and perhaps a heated blanket or two for sitting out on the patio, with a mug of hot chocolate...
But it IS really soooo important to have it.
What am I on about?
I am referring to term life insurance.
I hate to think about it because it involves life and death. BUT it IS so important because it involves life and death! Know what I mean? Especially when there is only ONE breadwinner in the house, this topic is especially crucial. The other topic that I hate is Wills! Don't you hate talking about it? Especially with your spouse?
Friday, December 03, 2010
Nope! H did not give me a diamond ring nor a handbag or whatever. Instead, he woke me up with a piece of news. He went "should I tell you, or should I not tell you".... irritating. He had just talked to his boss and "Finland or Singapore" was the option. Huh?? Apparently, his boss prefers that he goes to Finland but we prefer Singapore. So I said "I register the boys at the schools in Singapore?" but he said NO.
Huh??? So how like that??
Talk so much but still go back to nothing. I had been quite stress over this... as to where we are moving to. When we are moving? I know it sounds silly but it's like "Do I go and buy a plant for my garden? What if after I buy, we need to leave?". Really so unsettling... H doesn't understand why I am stressed. He just kept saying "leave it to me...."
So basically, NO answers for me.
Wednesday was a bad day! I had an order for a batch each of vanilla and chocolate mini cupcakes. As usual, I baked my vanilla first... and it turned out really bad. Taste was good but they looked bad. Overflowed from the cups... Donno why. I have been baking minis this way umpteen times without problems. I then baked another batch. Again. Looked bad. I actually baked a third time! Again. Disaster! Why? Why? Why?
Even my maid was surprised...as she commented "each time always good why today like that?".
The chocolate cupcakes came out beautifully though...
I gave up after baking 3 batches of vanilla cupcakes. I called my friend who had ordered the cakes to inform her that I can't deliver the vanilla ones...but will give her some foc (some cupcakes were sorta okay)...
What did I do with the extra cupcakes?
Boys ate some. Gave some to the hired help and S1 took some to school...
And you know what? My grinder decided to conk out on this day too.
The sugar crystals here are too coarse for baking so I usually use my grinder to process the sugar into finer grains. With having to bake so many blardy batches of vanilla cupcakes, I ran out of fine sugar...so had to grind a new pack. Bleahhhhh... Can't do so lor... Used the fine sugar (not exactly icing) that I have to bake... the cupcakes were sooooooo soft and fluffy. They were okay in normal sized cups but for the minis, they were just soooooooo fragile.
To top it all, I received a call from my landlord's office to inform me that they need to HACK my kitchen floor to sort out the plumbing! And also the maid's toilet to repair a leak. AIYO! Will be such a mess. Pengsan!
Discussed with H...and decided that they do all the hacking and repairing while we are away... I just have to get my maid to be around to monitor the works-in-progress (she usually gets a break when I go on a break).
Did I mention that my kids are an irresponsible bunch?
The latest thing that went missing was S2's Nokia Mobile Phone. And apparently, he also borrowed his friend's school hat and lost that too. How to make him to be more responsible? Getting really fed-up. Somehow, both the boys take turns to either lose stuff or to misbehave. They just have to take turns to make me mad!
I really donno lah.
And just now.. I wanted to pack the boys' vacation clothes so I opened S2's wardrobe door. Guess what I found... a box of Dylan's Candy Store FUDGE, which has to be stored in the fridge. Donno why the heck he hid it in there! *sigh*
I have been so obsessed to win some eBay auctions that I set my alarm clock to ring at 5.45 am... Yeah. To place my bids!
Normally, this would not be such a big deal as I usually wake the boys up at about 6.05 am for school. But today.. they needn't wake up early as boys were skipping the first few periods for our visit to the local Immigration Office to have our 'Permit to Stay" extended.
Anyway.....changed tactics a little bit. Lost an auction but won 3. The last probably not as interesting to the other bidders. What auction did I win?
(1) 3 Packs of Perfect Pearls Powder - $22.50 (think retail is about $13 each)
(2) Martha Stewart Heat Tool and 6 Embossing Powder - $21.02 (retail price of the heat tool is already $24,)
(3) 6 Packs of Brilliance Inks (each with 4 colours) - $10.49 (retail about $36 I think)
All these were from the same seller. Thus there was some savings in the shipping cost.
Had some additional auctions that I lost as I was at the Immigration Office . The area had really really bad 3G connection. Usually it takes like 5 seconds to register a bid but the connection was sooooooooooo slow that it took more than 2 minutes to register a bid. How to win like that?
Boys went to school directly from the Immigration Office, while H and I took a cab home. Put in another bid in the cab... and won an auction of 112 Inkadinkadoo Clear Stamps at $23.10. There were about 10 packs in there, and with $5 shipping - it works out to be $2.80 per pack...still cheaper than in the shops I guessed. Not that I need more stamps?!? I realised that I have stamps that I had bought but NOT used. They were still untouched in their original packaging. And the stamps I bought were pretty expensive compared to what I just spent on 10 packs. Can't believe I actually spent between $9.99 to &19.99 per pack of stamps! If I had discovered eBay then!!!
All my purchases will be sent to the hotel in Anaheim - we've informed them to expect delivery of packages. Should be okay one lah. Nobody wants to take my scrapbooking stuff ... nor my Psoriasis cream! We actually had 3 iPads delivered to our hotel in New Orleans last July....and they were all safe and sound.
Now I am watching the SLICE ELITE on eBay. The latest winning bid was at $82 with free delivery. I saw that Scrap-n-Crop in Malaysia is selling it at RM 800 (after the RM 50 discount). With USD still just at about RM 3.0-something, $82 is really really cheap if you compare with Malaysian prices. I am still deciding if I wanna get it. The thing is that the Design Card is about $25 to $45 each....unless I just stick to 1 or 2 design cards just for the alphabets. Will see.....
Watching. Watching. Watching.
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Of course I am not talking about things that have 1000s in stock...like the cream for my Psoriasis. I was the only bidder... probably because one can just pop into the Duane Reade or Walgreens to get it. I am referring to things that are really a good deal.
(Errr...you are wondering why I bid then? Well, it's something that I need for my feet, and since it offers free shipping - might as well order it, and when I check into the hotel, I can use it immediately instead of popping out to search for this).
I missed out on a mixed lot of Scrapbooking Tools/Embellisments/Paper etc yesterday... and a lot of Creative Memories Punchers this morning. The retail value for the former was about USD 300 and and the winning bid was USD 53. For the latter, I estimated the retail value to be close to USD 150 as each set of punches is about USD 20, and there were quite a few plus other stuff. The winning bid was USD 78.50.
I followed the strategy of not bidding at the start...but just have these items on WATCH list.
For the first lot... I waited till the last minute, and then put in my bids until I was the highest bidder. I did this by upping 5 USD in one go. I was only highest bidder for like 5 seconds, and then I saw the words "You have been OUTBID", and then the timer goes to 0! ADOI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No time to even increase my bid.
And for the second lot. I thought... okay. I don't follow the same mistake as I did yesterday. I will put in the bids dollar-by-dollar. No more upping USD 5 or 10 or whatever. ALAMAK! I didn't have time to even reach the point that I was the highest bidder. Timing has to be sooooooooooo right to WIN! Really sooo difficult. Who knows that buying stuff can be so difficult one ah?
Anyway, I stil have a few things that I am eyeing. Will see if I can WIN WIN WIN!
If don't win at these auctions, hopefully....will WIN the jackpot at Las Vegas! Hahhahahahah...
I don't know about you... but I certainly am!
...Confused over Wrinkle creams.
I know that it sounds so silly but I have been searching the WWW to read-up on reviews on the wrinkle creams in the market. I wanna put in my order so that it can be delivered to the hotel that we are staying . My gosh! There is really really soooooooooooooooooo many brands out there. And the price can range from downright affordable to up right to the moons and stars!!! All I want is something affordable that would remove wrinkle from my face. It's tough to select ONE brand. I really am confused.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Maybe I should ask my chiropractor if it's safe for me to go on the rides as well... Queue and ride is so much more fun than queuing with boys and then staying back to wait for the rides to end, right? I am quite a roller-coaster girl, when i was younger. I love those that loop-the-loops, those whereby your feet dangle in the air...love the g-forces that pulls your heart down and go Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.....
Or maybe I shouldn't risk my back. Lots of $$$$ already spent on my chiropractic adjustments. H said I shouldn't risk it...he doesn't want be to go arghhhhh for the rest of the trip. Oh well....looks like we are just gonna be Queue-ers for most rides...except for Its a Small World and other less thrilling rides that we can go on. H? He hates falling rides, ie he hates roller coasters. He, on the other hand, doesn't mind those turning teacups ride- which I absolutely loathe! Really do...those go around-round rides make me dizzy and want to puke!!
Okay. Gotta go now. Movie is starting in about 5 minutes... Gonna watch The Unstoppable...
Thursday, November 25, 2010
As per my previous post, I'm starting to bid for auction lots at eBay.... I have to say that it is quite an adrenaline rush at the last minute, i.e. Last 60 seconds before the auction time ends. My heart went bit bop bit bop so quickly as I was putting my bids in, whilst looking at the timer ticking down...9s 8s 7s 6s 5s....and then wondering if the bid was successful. Hehehe... Cheap thrills.
Hey! Wait a minute! Not cheap at all! Already spent USD 57 just on stickers and shipping costs to Anaheim. Half I won at auctions. Half I did the "buy it now" or "best offer" option.
Anyway, I didn't win the 6000+ pieces lot that ended yesterday. Couldn't stay up. The winning bid was USD 40 ish. This is really a good price.. Even with the international shipping rates of USD 45, it's still cheaper than what I would pay to buy in Jakarta. The only thing is whether the postal service here would tax the items.... I guessed I really have to stay up if I want to get my hands on these lots... Or alternatively, go to bed early, then set my alarm to ring 5 minutes before the auction closes!
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Obviously, I didn't pay attention to him... placing bids so that I was the highest bidder. There was one particular auction whereby there was only 40 minutes left, and I was the highest bidder then. H kept telling me to stay awake to monitor the bids. I didn't. And this morning, when I checked my eBay account... I lost. And you know what? The fella really only place a bid a couple of minutes before the auction closed. So I could have jumped-in with a higher bid. I lost by USD 1.00 !
Not only that, when I looked at the other lots where I had placed a bid... I had been outbid LEFT, RIGHT and CENTER. i have also been doing the NO-NO. I've been increasing my bid repeatedly yesterday... Basically, I drove the price up. SILLY ROOKIE!
I was kinda frustrated with being outbid, that I just went ahead and bought a 50 pack Jolee's Stickers at USD 19.99 without going through the bidding process. Told the seller to HOLD shipment until the other auction ends... in case I win, and then shipment can be in one lot...to our hotel in Anaheim (taking boys to Disneyland etc etc.. in December).
So now... I am not going to bid until the last couple of minutes. Looks like I am following my S2's strategy of putting a bid at the last minute, after all.
I am watching another auction that is expiring tonight... at midnight. Can I stay up? I will have to stay up! I wanna get the 6000+ pieces of scrapbooking stuff!!!!
WISH ME LUCK!
(Errr... I was going through my existing stash. Looks like I have quite a lot of stuff... so do I need more????)
But But But.. you know with every trip out, one surely will tend to spend on things that we don't actually need. But I just love these fabrics that were used to make these bags.
This was my first purchase...
A bag (pouch? whatever you call it) for my iPad.
Whilst waiting for my friend to chose some fabric file folders, I rummaged through the box that housed Lunch Bags.... NOT that my boys would use lunch bags made of cute or beautiful fabrics. Then... I saw this bag. I contemplated whether to get it or not... but decided to just get it. I will use it to carry the boys' snacks when I pick them up for Mandarin classes, or after-football snacks.
And while waiting for the same-said friend, I went through the box with shopping bags. And saw this. Just thought that the cartoon pictures were sooooo cute...and had to get it.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Anyway, our room rate at the Padma Resort At Legian came with airport transfers and we were whisked off from the airport in a jiffy. Why did I pick this hotel? Figured that since boys are not with us, I wanna explore the Kuta/Legian/Seminyak area. If they are, NO way I can explore anything. I would be lucky to even be able to dine at the hotel restaurants! They always want to have room service!!! Decided on Legian Beach. From there, surfed the WWW abit and decided on The Padma Resort as it is rated the #1 hotel on Legian on TripAdvisor, and the rate was sorta okay. We paid USD 169 per nite (inclusive of all taxes, breakfast and return airport transfers).
They upgraded our room to the next grade level...which basically just means that we have a terrace that looks over some kind of pond.
This is the view from my terrace. The bottom part is actually the pond.
What we did next was to go jalan-jalan. Walked quite a bit...from the hotel to Kuta (through Poppies II, had lunch at Made's Warung. Wanted to go to Un's but it was soooooo empty in the day. So no fun lah! ) to Dicovery Mall at Tuban. H said "how come holidays with you these days entail lots of walking ah???". Walked back towards the beach just as the sun was setting...
Crowds admiring the sunset @ Kuta BeachThere was a lot of people on the beach...as far as the eye can see... People all waiting for the sun to set. H commented "what is there to see? Sunset is Sunset lah". This gadget freak only kept quiet after I told him to capture a nice picture with his Samsung Galaxy Tab.
Actually...didn't realise it until after we booked our trip. It actually somewhat coincided with our wedding anniversary. So can say this trip is for our anniversary lah. Heheheheh...
We had dinner at Bubba Gump as H wanted to have the baby back pork ribs. Can't remember what I had....but did have a yummy Mangolada - a mango version of Pina Colada. And walked all the way from the restaurant back to the hotel!
The next day, we chilled out at the Lagoon Pool for abit...discussed on our possible future postings etc etc. This talk did not go too well. Bleah! Almost ended up fighting so decided to go for a walk. We walked on the beach.... Again, walked a whole lot. Walked from our hotel all the way pass Ku-de-ta, to The Legian (which is actually on Seminyak) where we had a couple of drinks - H had a healthy banana smoothie and moi? I had a alcohol-laden Legian Sunset cocktail.
We then set-out to have lunch at Wah Wah Gourmet Burger and Wine Bar, which is situated between The Legian and Ku-de-ta (via road and NOT beach). Had read from online reviews that the joint is opened by a Shanghai designer/painter etc named Wah; and that the Wagyu tenderloin burgers are awesome. So had to give it a try.
Mini Wagyu Tenderloin Burgers with Foie Gras
Had made reservations at the Pearl Restaurant, a French restaurant attached to a small hotel on Double Six. Apparently, the French chef's parents run the hotel. Found out about this place from numerous online reviews, plus a write-up by a Bali-based food writer.
Mark my boys' Math sheets...math problems that I have given them before I left...
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Boys are having their one week mid-term break which started last Saturday (13th November ), and will be going back to school on Monday, 22nd November. Initially, wanted to take them to Jogjakarta to visit the Borobudur and Prabanan Temples. But with Mt. Merapi huffing and puffing away, that is totally OUT of the question. So how to entertain them for one whole week?
Do Math and English worksheets?? hehehehe.. Yeah. Made them do some.
And today, S2 has 2 friends over...and the boys are having a ball upstairs.
Grandma is HERE
Boys' grandma is here in Jakarta for a week..... She arrived last Saturday (13th November) and will be going home on Sunday, 21st November. Yeah. Yeah.. coincided with boys' mid-term break. As I said, initial plan was for ALL of us to go to Jogjakarta but that's not happening. So grandma just have to contend to staying in this traffic-choked city. And not only that. My silly H said to my girlfriend "must make use of MIL...to babysit the boys" so that both of us can getaway. Yup. Both H and I flying to Bali tomorrow...
Just to take the plane...
H was back in KL last week for work... and then he went to Macau for work/leisure. Only came back on Saturday....arriving 30 minutes later than Grandma. Just before he boarded the plane at KLIA, he texted me about getting away.... since my mom will be around to babysit! Floated ideas of flying to Paris. I was like "you gila or what? Really never sit plane before??" It's really literally flying there on Wed (as he has to work on Mon & Tues) and then back again... Besides, we are already going on a long holiday in a month's time. Told him NO. Furtherst that I will fly-to is either Bali or Phuket. I suggested that maybe just book a hotel in the city. That's also getaway what. He said NO. Okay. Then decided on Bali. Just as I was booking the flight. He was still thinking of Hong Kong or Perth. Really loves to fly so much meh? Anyway, booked to fly-off to Bali tomorrow and back on Saturday morning. And what do you know? He called me up and said that his boss wants to have a mandatory meeting on Friday afternoon... and off I went to amend our flights to return on Friday. And less than an hour later, he texted me and said the meeting has been re-scheduled again. You say lah. I get irritated or not? Anyway, not changing the schedules anymore.... so just go for two nights.
Wouldn't cause so much of a problem if we would have just booked a room in the city, right???
S2 came home the other day with his class photo...... As he was going through each and every classmate, he commented about each and every one - she has a funny smile, she is very emo, he is irritating etc etc. Then he came upon this boy, CK and commented "this is the boy that called mom a GIANT". Ehhhh??? Am I that big? To be called a GIANT????
Looks like it is time to reach out for fat burner pills to work its magic. Certainly don't want to be known as THE GIANT around school!
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Happily poured the brioche ingredients into the bread pan in the order instructed by the manufacturer. Program 1 - Check. Loaf Size - Check. Crust Colour - Check. Then I pressed START. I saw that the mixing started and then it stopped. Waited for a few minutes. Ooooi?? Nothing happening. Flour is very still inside the bread pan.
Then took out my manual to have a look at the time sequence. Okay..it says mixing will be 10 minutes. Waited till then... Eiiiiiii? Nothing happening leh!
I 'boh kamm buan' (mm kamm yuen) and tried it again..... this time using the ingredients for a simple loaf. Dumped everything into the bread pan and pressed START again.
ALAMAK! No mixing again. So how?
Tipped everything out again and started mixing and kneading by hand. *sigh*
I wonder if my bread maker is punishing me for leaving it in the dark for four years. Donno where to send it to be fixed also...
Anyway, here's what I made today...
Yummilicious Chocolate Cake ...of course yummy ler. The 70% chocolate bars cost a bomb! (Oops...forgot to remove the paper lining)
And not only that. I actually went to the gym in the evening!
Hardworking or not???
Monday, November 08, 2010
Friday, November 05, 2010
I've been feeling sluggish and lethargic all week. And to top it off, my throat and nose don't feel too good. I have a funny feeling that it's all the toxins that has been accumulating in this old body of mine. On top of the unhealthy food consumption, the air here is not exactly clean and fresh either. Think I should start on a colon cleansing ritual to rid my body's toxins... start eating healthier and perhaps get an air purifier for my house.
But felt worse today... even a little depressed after my lunch with a couple of THIN and SVELTE moms. And you know what?? They were lamenting about their tummies!
If you see them, you would certainly say "WHAT TUMMIES??"
Shucks! I really have to do something to get rid of all the excess pounds that I am carrying. From the recent lipofuze review, one can lose 10 pounds in 7 days! I wanna get my hands on them!!
Thursday, November 04, 2010
These are some of the stuff that we bought on our recent trip (July 2010) to the States.
Lots of Intimates from Victoria's Secret
proactiv Facial Stuff
Cole Haan Footwear....
(Big Big Discount at the Outlets!)
Didn't take photos of H's Kenneth Cole shoe, my clothes nor S1's clothes.
I bought quite a number of skirts and tops from Banana Republic and Ann Taylor. Was frantically looking for a gift for my MIL at The Galleria Houston on our last day there... Went into Ann Taylor to find something for my MIL.... but came out with 3 pieces for myself. Sale maaa... Hahahahha...
Finally managed to find her something from GAP. But what do you know? It was too tight for her, and guess who ended up with the GAP top? Moi!!! Hahahahahha
Didn't buy any clothes for S2...as he doesn't seem to grow.. *sigh*
But bought quite a lot of GAP stuff forS1...but somehow that fella kept wearing OLD and UGLY stuff. If you look at him, you would surely think that this guy has only two T-Shirts! Don't want to buy him anything liow!!
What is the cause of body acne?
Is it caused by a hormonal imbalance? Bad diet? Stress? Or environmental pollution?
Whatever the cause is... It is a nuisance and can be unsightly.
I wonder if one can actually use the same acne creams for the face on body acne. Or do you think creams that are formulated specially for the body work better?
Wednesday, November 03, 2010
What am I talking about?
Have a look at the two photos below.
The queues are MEGA long at the new Krispy Kreme at Siam Paragon. Apparently (as per my Bangkok friend), people queue overnight for these donuts!
GILA or not???
Know any effective and safe diet pills that can help me achieve my goal?
Actually,...not even sure if it can really be considered as a business as I don't even have proper business cards! I am only relying on friends and word-of-mouth. I supposed I should get professional business card printing services if I am really serious with this home business. But the problem is that I have too many things going on to be fully focused on this business.
T-Shirts and Dresses (mostly Sis No.4's)
Porky Powdered Stock for Dad
Ties for Sis No.4's FIL
Cotton Aprons (Mine is the Shocking Pink one on the Right)
Sis No.2's Loot
(Apron, T-shirts for her, kids & hubby, Ben-10 bags for kids, etc etc)
Free Stuff from Boots
T-Shirt for S1
(Don't you think the T-Shirt is so appropriate for a video game junkie??)
Another T-Shirt for S1
There's actually more stuff that are not photographed - NO Time lah... foods that Sis No.4 bought at the Food Hall for her in-laws (longans, biscuits etc), and more foodstuff from the airport (rice-crackers and biscuits)...