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September 27, 2008

Raya soon...

This is the weekend leading up to the Hari Raya celebration. So do expect a massive jam no matter where you're heading to, especially back kampung folks. As for city folks, we know the shopping malls will be crowded with people doing their last minute shopping before the Raya. Happy weekend and Happy Shopping.

Another nigthmare begins

After what the previous maid did, I can honestly tell you I'm fed up with them already. We used to have 2 live-in maids, but that didn't turn out very well because they tend to keep each other's secret and got it all wrapped up among themselves. The maid we have now is yet another nightmare, and of late, she's showing her true colors, with all her lies, only to think that we're stupid.
My husband's prepaid phone simcard went missing, and she said she knew nothing about it. I knew she has it but she kept denying everything. If she wants to continue acting her innocence, I'm telling you, she'll be out of this house very soon. I cannot see myself compromise a maid I cannot trust. No way that is ever going to happen.

She better not let me find the missing simcard, else I'm so going to trace all her calls with reverse phone lookup service on No worries, because Reverse phone lookups is totally confidential, they can trace a phone number or any missed calls from unknown phone numbers or an unknown number that appeared in my phone bill. This new maid knew exactly why the previous maid was sacked, after what happened with the last maid having secret flings with her boyfriends over her secret phone, she better not mess around with me.

September 22, 2008

Bump bump bump

It's a rough ride for me now. Bumpy ride. I don't want to sound all pathetic, but the ugly truth is I'm not doing fine now. I have things I have to deal with, and to get over with. All I need now is more time to think.
Having said that, update on this blog will be slow if not seldom. But you can always visit my BabyShern. He's cute you know.

Note: I'm fine. Just a little pathetic at the moment.

September 12, 2008

What's the most embarrassing thing you've ever shared with your mom?

When I was younger and single, I never ever tell or ask my mom anything about sex education, female reproductive organs or anything of that kind. I find it so embarrassing to even bring the topic up. But now that I'm a mother, I find it much easier to 'consult' my mom about these sensitive topics. Not that I have Genital Tract Chlamydia Infection, but when my vagina itches so badly even after I consulted my gynae, I called my mom and asked about her opinion. She lets me know that it's totally normal for women to sometimes get vaginal infection and that I need to go back to my gynae to get it checked. For the new few days, she called everyday asking if I'm feeling better. She's such a great mom.

Normally, what I'll do is to search on the Internet for more information regarding what I'm going through, in this case, vagina itching. Sites like Epocrates Online has a huge drug reference database on drugs and diseases to help people identify their problem. Not only that, used by over 500,000 healthcare and professional, this site offers the most comprehensive diagnose and assist clinician in prescribing drugs to their patient. You bet they're good.

“This announcement was paid for by Epocrates.”

Drive Space Jammed

My mind refuses to cooperate now when I needed it most. It's a little past midnight, a sleepy head like me just want to jump into bed, snore till the morning light. But we've got a flight to catch tomorrow, and I bet I won't even have the time to blog tomorrow morning.
Hubs is not going with us, as this is supposed to be a sister's trip. Too bad, Lynd couldn't book a flight to join us because the flight ticket is just too darn expensive as the mighty cheap Air Asia do not have direct flight from Singapore to B.

Sis, you bet you're missing all the fun..

September 10, 2008

Apple- a new definition in a new generation

Do you still remember what you could do when you were 2 or even 3 years old? I remembered I could ride a tricycle, dig in the sand and also create big mess everywhere every time. It wasn't my intention to be such a troublemaker, I did tried to make things right, like when I tried to wash my own plate, I ended up smashing the plate on the floor. After all, back in the 80's, there's no such thing as entertainment, unlike what kids nowadays have. Furthermore, though we were born into a rich family, sad to say, the sole breadwinner of the family, my grandmother that is, is the most thrifty women in the entire town, she never buys us toys. So, we made use of what we had, some rubbers for burning, and a rusty pot to cook, pretending to be chef or mother. Whatever you want to call it. Back then, the only Apple we know is a fruit, what do we know a thing about Apple iPhone!
20 years later, things changed and people too. Kids nowadays are brought up in a totally opposite environment. No parents would allow their kids to roam around the neighbourhood all by themselves, or cycle freely around town. They'd rather spend the money buying Apple iPod for their kids and locked them in the safety of their homes. Take my almost 3 years old boy for example, he is expose to these hi-tech gadgets from a very young age, he's now such a pro when it comes to playing with my iPhone. He knew where's the iPod player, Youtube, or how to even call his daddy on his own. He can even play Mario on his cousin's Nintendo DS.
I don't know about the future, but one thing for certain, our kids won't be bragging to their kids about what an amazing childhood they had, things like climbing a tree, catching tadpoles from the monsoon drain or even bathing naked in the backyard. Well, they might even think we had a crazy childhood. Whatever.

September 6, 2008

Anti-Shopping Hubs

My hubs is the kind of fella who never ever like shopping. Asking him to go to a mall is just as bad as telling him to step into a tank of cow dang. So, after dinner today, I told him I wanted to get some veges and groceries from a nearby hypermarket, as usual, he rolled his eyes. ::Big Roll::
What is so difficult about going to a mall? You know, he did the usual thing, dropped us off at the parking, telling us to go ahead and that he'll join us later. But the thing is, he never ever join us. Not even after he got a parking. That's just him and his lame excuse.

But today, he had Shern for company. They went for a stroll, daddy brought him for a kiddy ride, bought him sliced pineapple and mango. When we got home, daddy told me he had a great time hanging up with his son. When daddy told Shern that he's having a backache, Shern immediately insist that daddy puts him down to walk. After a short stroll around the mall, Shern offered his 100plus to his daddy because he thinks daddy must be quite thirsty. He's such a darling to daddy. Maybe he sees mommy all the time, he just doesn't seems to 'care' so much about me. Maybe mommy should just go find a job. Maybe not.

September 3, 2008

2008 Great Americal Seafood Winning Recipe

Do you realized that when a bunch of people get together or when there's an occasion to celebrate, they are sure to celebrate it with food? It's indeed very true that good food bond people together. For many, good food involves fresh and great tasting seafood, sort of like those you get straight out from the sea. But unless you're a fisherman, nothing really comes out straight from the sea, so the best option is to buy your local seafood, not those packed frozen seafood shipped to you half way around the globe. If you're a seafood lover, you sure know the freshest seafood is what you can get domestically.

Check out this 2008 Great American Seafood Cook-off Winning Recipe by
Chef John Currence. This local dish from Missisipi- Redfish Courtboullion with Seafood Dirty Rice might look very simple to cook, but it is prepared with over 20 ingredients!

Like I said, this is the award winning recipe, you bet it is super delicious, I wish I got the time to prepare this scrumptious meal for my family. With food like this, you really need to put in effort in preparing it and also in cooking it, else it might not turn out delicious.

I personally love this Redfish Courtboullion with Seafood Dirty Rice, but perhaps prawn lovers like you would prefer the Texas Gulf Shrimp by Chef Mark Holley. You might want to check out great five finalist of the Great American Great seafood cook off to vote for your favorite recipe. You can even stand a chance to win a trip to New Orleans. All you got to do is go to and cast your vote, it's that simple!

Sponsored by Lousiana Seafood

September 2, 2008

Certified male nursing assistant

A couple of days back, I read in the newspaper a very interesting article from the health minister. The government is calling for more male to take up nursing as a professional job. Currently, in our country, the male ratio of certified nursing assistant is way much lesser than the female.

Why do many people sees that nursing is a female job? We cannot deny the fact that for centuries, female are the majority nursing assistant not only for this country but worldwide. That got me thinking. Why is it so? If a male can become a doctor, why can't they take up nursing as a professional job too? It doesn't make them any less manly, if I may add.
While a female nurse can be more attentive and more caring towards the patient, a male nurse, on the other hand, can also do the job equally good plus they have the strength as a very good nurses aid to the ailing patients. Don't you think so? Let's hope that this call from the government will urge many more male to really consider to be a nurse.

September 1, 2008

Yes to plane ride

After what I said about no more plane ride for Shern, we decided to change our flight tickets to Indonesia. So when I told Shern that we will be going on a plane afterall, he was so excited. When I asked whether he wants daddy to come along with us, in his most macho voice he said, "Daddy so scared of aeroplane, how I bring him?" That sure gave us a good laugh. He's just pure joy to us, unpretentious and so lovable. Boy, I can never love him enough. So tickets has been changed, we'll be flying off this friday, can't wait! I'm sure this will be a very pleasant weekend for us, with lots of shopping, that I'm very sure.

A documentary on little people

Last night, we watched a documentary about little people, the dwarfs. Shern find those little people fascinating, he calls them 'baby' though the fact that they're all grown up. At such a tender age, he still doesn't understand how some people can be less fortunate than we are. Some are little, some are handicapped and some are born with disease.
I tried to explain to him how blessed we are, that we're all born healthy and normal. Very often, we take it for granted, how we could walk and run freely, talk normally and how our eyes can see things. But I guess, he's too young to really appreciate or even understand what I'm trying to tell him.
I've seen parents with handicapped kids, these kids need supervision 24/7, and that makes it impossible for the parents to even leave them alone for a good 10 minutes. Not to mention that bringing them out from the house will be a tedious thing to do, because this country that we're living in, in not the most handicapped friendly place on earth. Many places still do not even have handicapped toilet, not to mention other proper facilities. But for the love of their kids, they will honestly tell you they have no regrets, no complains and no shame of having such a kid. In many ways, they are truly angels.

I myself make it a point not to complain much about my kid. When others tell me how he has dark skin, or curly hair, or even small eyes like me, I brushed them away by saying, "as long as he's healthy, appearances doesn't matter". Always be thankful for what you have.

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