Tuesday, June 30, 2009
I asked hubby to pick up while he push it back to me. So, there both of us pushing this small responsibility to each other until YX suddenly said " Papa naughty is it"?
I can't help myself laughing and replied "Yes, papa naughty". Hubby was there smilling.
Then, YX continue "Papa, pick up mei mei's milk bottle. Faster".
Hubby quickly get up and obediently pick up the milk bottle and told YX "Boy, I pick up already ok".
Hahaha....YX really made us LAUGH!
Monday, June 29, 2009
Choo choo train! We rides on the train for a fast view of the whole zoo. After the train ride, we only walk 1/4 of the zoo and decided to go back because very hot and tired.
Little XJ also enjoying herself. She is such a good baby! ;) Even the weather are hot, and she is sleepy, she did not made a fuss. She even can laugh when my mum tickle her. While in the car (back to Seremban), she slept after a bottle of milk.
Friday, June 26, 2009
Once I heard about MJ's demise this morning, the first song that came to my mind is this - HEAL THE WORLD. It had been repeatingly playing in my head for the whole day. Finally at around 4pm, I heard this song over the radio and it really lifted up my spirit. The lyrics are so meaningful. I quickly go to You Tube and am glad to have found this video. Hope you like this song too.
Note: 1) Still in shock about MJ's demise. Can't believe it! Can't believe it!
2) Can't upload the video here. Click on the link to view it.
I was having my breakfast this morning and nearly got choked when I overheard the radio station annoucing about your passing. I was very surprise. I never thought it will be this fast. I've known you since in my preschool years. I grew up listening to your songs. I'm not exactly a very big fans of yours, but I always got excited whenever I saw you on the television or heard your songs over the radio. I don't know why, but just felt this way.
All my cousins who are very much older than me listen to your songs too. I think I was being influenced by them. My brother even went to your concert years ago when he was studying in KL. I never had a chance to go. Not anymore. My brother had a great time at your concert. He told us almost the whole crowd stand up in the middle of your concert and started to dance and sing with you. Everyone abandoned their chair, held their both hands high up and dance together with you. This is what we called CONCERT! You rock!
Michael, you have created a LEGEND. May you Rest In Peace.
Not a very big fans of yours, but grew up listening to your songs.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
JS at the Hospital a few hours after birth.
JS back at home. See him smilling? My brother was just lucky to capture this pix!
HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY MY DEAR NEPHEW, JS !!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Hubby suggested to get her a jelly cake instead, so I went online to search for more information and I found 2 website - 1 located in Puchong and 1 located in Cheras. As SIL is staying at Puchong, we thought maybe will get her help to buy for us. However, from the website, I was very surprise to see the jelly cake was so expensive comparing to the Cheras one. It is almost double the price.
Well, here is the comparison. Doll cake from Puchong cost around RM178 and Doll cake from Cheras only cost RM65. See, the price is vast different. Even some might argue that the doll cake from Puchong looks better and bigger. It weight about 3 kg (approx for 20 + pax). I did email the customer service @ Puchong and requested for a cake suitable for 10-15 pax and they replied by recommending me to take the RM98 nett doll cake (product code Q3D055) which is about 2.2 kg (approx 15 pax). Still very expensive.
The doll cake in Cheras is suitable for 25 pax (as stated in the website) but do not know the weight. They even have a smaller type which only cost RM50. If I were to request for a delivery to Puchong, an extra RM20 nett is chargable. Hmm....still have to weight the pros and cons before deciding.
Monday, June 22, 2009
First, we went to IKEA. Did not manage to buy the pillow I was yearning for as hubby felt it was too pricey. But he assured me that he will be bringing me to IKEA again once we shifted to the new house by end of this year and will give it a thought again on whether to buy or not.
We then had snack at the IKEA cafe as SIL said their curry puff and hotdog are very tasty. Their drink are bottomless and shy to say that we, a family of 10, only bought 3 drinks. Haha.... At least we did not buy only 1 drink and share out among us!
Next, SIL suggested to have lunch at Kim Gary. Aww....our stomach are already half full with the snacks + drinks at the IKEA cafe and she wanted to stuffs us with more foods! She can really eat! FIL agreed as he only ate 1 curry puff. So, off we went to Kim Gary. Ohh...the shop was so packed and we had to queue for our turn. After waiting for about 20 minutes, we were being ushered to be seated. Hubby and I shared 1 pork burger. Ahh.....my stomach were so full but I still managed to stuff the pork burger into my mouth just for the sake of tasting it. Haha...... SIL said the burger are very good and it indeed taste very delicious. Since her word of mouth were so powerful, I forced myself to try otherwise will left with regrets. Hahaha....terrible!
We left Kim Gary with a very heavy stomach and continue with our window shopping. Luckily with the walks, I managed to allow my stomach to digest some foods. We left the shopping center at around 3.30pm and proceed to take a short rest at one of my SIL's house in Puchong. I quickly bathe my two little ones and took a shower too. Ahh....so refrehsing. After about 1.5 hour of rest, we proceeded to have our dinner. Actually our main point of travelling to KL was for that dinner. Part of celebrating Father's Day as well.
So what do we have? Well, we had CHURRASCOS BRAZILLIAN BBQ buffet. The restaurant is located at Serdang. I can say, overall, this buffet really worth the money we paid. The Brazillian style of servings are the staffs will bring the whole skewer to your table and cut the portion of meat / fruits to your plate. They will go round again and since it is buffet, you can eat as much as you want. For meat part, they serve beef, mutton, chicken sausages, chicken wings, venison, prawn and calamari. As for fruits, they serve banana and pineapple (both fruits are being BBQ to perfections). Besides that, they do serve fried rice, noodles, salads, fruits, jelly, ice cream and drinks. We only paid RM28 nett/adult and child is chargable at RM14 nett/child.
Ahh.....will bug hubby to bring me to this buffet again since I do not have enough yesterday. Hahah....felt like eating more but due to my mouth have ulcer again, I have to control myself. Yes, my mouth have ulcer again! Urrggghhh......everytime I bite, I felt the pain! Hate it.
This trip was really wonderful. We spend our quality time together as a family (even I do missed both my own parents) and YX was so excited. XJ is still too young to understand this outing but I can felt that she did enjoy herself as she was so busy looking around her new surroundings, peoples and only nap once for the whole day! The best was my two little ones slept so soundly at night (DID NOT wake up crying during midnight and DO NOT have nightmares), meaning I could also have enough rest.
Note: Sorry, no photos to show yet. When SIL loaded them into her FB, I will steal some and post here. Hehehe.....
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Recently, she is also having a mild diarrhoea. Maybe due to teething. We did not bring her for a doctor because her diarrhoea comes off and on (twice in 24 hrs). At 9 months, she is still taking 4 oz of milk, sometimes 3 oz only every 3 hourly. However, she can finished up a bowl of porridge which we will feed her twice a day. And her favourite drink is just PLAIN WATER.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
So, I made a point to visit the doctor this morning just for the sake to convince myself it is just a minor indigestive problems and nothing else. As it was still early (around 7.30am), I decided to visit the government clinic (Klinik Kesihatan) which I have to passby in order to reach my office. It is located on the same route. To save time, I went to take the number first, went to the office to punch card, informed my FIL, then I returned to the clinic. The number I was given is at 1037 (and at that time they were only serving 1015). However, when I returned to the clinic, the number they were serving was already 1048. GOSH! My number was already being called. I quickly rushed to the resgistration counter and apologised for being late and hoping they did not ignore my number and ask me to get a new one. Phew! they still keep my card a side and my number is still valid! Plus the lady at the counter was friendly!
So, in I went to the waiting area for seeing the doctor. Less than 10 minutes, I was able to see the doctor and was surprise to see a chinese doctor! I even requested to do a full blood test (since I never did that before) to check if I have diabetics, high cholesterol and etc etc. The doctor was so obliging and without any much questions, he agreed and prepare a blood test form for me to have my blood taken. The wait at the blood test counter was not long at all. In less than 10 minutes as well, my number was called. The wait at the pharmacy to collect my medications was also very short and all in all, I only need less than 30 minutes in the clinic. And I was even given a follow up appointment next week (to see the same doctor again) to review on my blood results.
Today, I had a very good experience in the government clinic. No hassle, no unfriendly encounters, no long wait and the best of all, I only PAID RM1 nett!
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Have you played on Restaurant City before? Well, it is quite an interesting game focusing on setting up a restaurants where you need to cook, serve and ensure the ratings of your restaurant increases. In certain level, you are only allowed to hire more employee or have a larger restaurants. You also have to ensure your employee are happy so they are able to work effeciently. In order to keep them happy, you can give them water to drink or food to eat or can even put them to rest! Here is my restaurants.
Well....I'm going over now to continue with my business! Go and try it yourself. Release some stress after a hard day at work!
Monday, June 15, 2009
Yesterday, since everyone were at home, we set up the dinner table and encourage YX to sit down together and eat. However, his butt just could not stick to the chair. It is because he saw XJ on the walker moving around freely and that diverted his attention. As I was very hungry at that time, I did not have the energy to bother him. Just as XJ 'walk' towards our dinner table (as it is quite high, so XJ actually went under the table), YX was happily playing with her over there. Then, I realised, there is no laughing sound from them. As I peeked, I was surprise that YX actually took a piece of cucumber, peel into small pieces and feed XJ!!!
Oh my! what a loving brother he is but I was shocked because he was feeding his little toothless 9 months old baby sister! I quickly stop him but XJ managed to swallow the tiny bits of cucumber. And I was glad that YX actually did not stuff the whole piece of cucumber into XJ's mouth.
As a going - to be 3 years old toddler, I can see he really loves his sister. Sometimes, we will tease him by telling him that we are giving away XJ to next door aunty and he will scream NO! NO! NO! There is even one time when my mum said she is going to bring XJ back to Johor and YX was there screaming again NO! NO! NO! Whenever I wanted to take photos of both of them, YX will automatically leans on her sister just like the picture below.
This picture was took at the Mines Shopping center when we went to the Malaysian Bookfair 2 weeks ago. Look at this mischevious boy. He likes to made funny faces whenever I wanted to take a photo of him.
Friday, June 12, 2009
Hubby and I can't really decide if we should enrol them for music lessons. I think it is good, but very costly. Any feedback anyone. Please help me to made decision!
But the thought of moving scare me. I hate to pack and re-pack things. Even I only need to be responsible 100% on my own room, those tedious thought haunt me. What more, MIL needs to be responsible for the whole house! Of course we will help her but she will be the one who made the decision to keep or throw the stuffs. Still, she needs to take care of the whole house!
To avoid the scary thought of moving, I will ease my mind by looking at the picture of the new house. It is only 50% complete or I shall say, less than 50% because only the outer layer are form. And by looking at the picture made me imagine how wonderful to stay at this new house ...
Let me present ....
Lets hope FIL will hire a maid to do the cleaning... otherwise ....uuurrrrggghhhhh...... I hate domestic works. I hate to mop, to sweep / vacumm, hate to wash the toilet, hate to wipe the window, hate almost all the domestic chores. Maid please!
~ I'm sure a lazy mother & wife ~ ;)
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
While waiting at the dentist, I received a call from my MIL. She told me that YX still had diarrhoea and advised me to bring him to a doctor. Oh my, doctor again! YX was having a diarrhoea since yesterday and a slight fever on Saturday afternoon. However, he is still active but does not have a good appetite for rice / porridge. So after the dentist, I send the worker back to the office and rush off to pick up YX to the clinic again.
Bringing YX to the clinic is such a horrible thing. In the car, I had already explain to him saying because he is not feeling well, therefore, we should go to see a doctor. He replied 'OK'. When we arrived, he entered the clinic without any problem. However, once the nurse called his name, he knew he will be seeing the doctor and thus, refusing to enter the room and crying out so loudly. Gosh! I was struggling to carry him (at 13.5.kg now) and tried to calm him down. Only after the nurse offer him 1 vitamin tablet, he shut his mouth.
After seeing the doctor, he was very fast to bid goodbye and can even shake hand with the doctor. Another tough battle after that was MEDICINE! He just refuse to eat medicine even we offer him some sweets. In order to ensure he swallow some medicine, MIL and I have to force him by pressing his mouth open and catch his hand & leg tightly. My poor boy ;(
*** 12/6/09 ***
YX recovered. His appetite returns and as a bubbly child, he warms up our home again. I was happy to welcome him back, but at the same time, my headache returns. This little devil = Here comes TROUBLES!!!!
Monday, June 8, 2009
Last week when she was in my brother's house, we requested her to cook our all time favourite - Laksa Johor. It is a simple yet messy food. Let me share the receipe over here. However, BEWARE as I'm not a good writer on recipe and there is no exact measurement being indicated as my mum just cook according to her instinct. ;)
FOR THE SOUP
1 whole Ikan Tenggeri (steam to cook it, then seperate the bones and fleshes)
some prawns (took off the shell)
a small piece of salted fish
1 coconut (grinded)
1 piece of lemongrass
some curry leaves
some dried tamarind
2-3 shallots and garlic (chop finely)
a small piece of ginger
salt to taste
Press out the coconut milk and scoop up a small bowl of the coconut flesh (which has been grinded). Fried in a hot pan without oil until they turns into golden brown and fragance. Blend them before adding them into the soup in step B.
Fried the shallots + garlic + lemongrass together with the cilli paste till fragance with low fire. Then, add in the curry leaves and curry powder. Stir them well before adding in the coconut milk.
Next, blend the cooked fish meat + prawn + salted fish until fine and add into Step B. Put in the dried tamarind and ginger. Shimmer with low fire.
FOR THE DRESSING
Cucumber (cut into strips)
Big Onion (cut into small pieces)
1 packet of preserved radish (Hokkien 'chai por')
Some daun kesom (cut into small pieces)
Some fresh lime (cut into half)
China White Noodle (known in chinese as 'Lai Fan')
For the dressing.
Lai Fan (Soaked the noodle for a few minutes then boiled them). Just like cooking normal noodle.
The ever tasty fishy curry soup.
Add those ingredients into the noodle and top with the soup. Press the fresh lime to made it extra sour (if you like sour food! )
Not forgetting this cilli paste. Must go with this which will bring out the extra spicy taste. Cut big red cilli and cilli padi, shallots and garlic and pound till they are mashed up. Then, add in the belacan and pound together and stir them well. (the belacan should be fried in a hot pan, without oil, before being added into the cillis).
Phew! What a difficult post!!! I did not realised writing some recipe is this tough. I can't even find the correct word to use. Hope for those who wish to try out this dish will be able to understand the steps. I must stess again that my mum cook with her instinct and I might have omitted certain steps in between. So try yourself! ;)
Tips: The taste is a little sour, fishy, spicy, milky and salty when you munch the 'chai por'. Ummph !!
Friday, June 5, 2009
To my surprise, YX enjoyed them. He will request for one after another until I ran out of story to tell him. Then, I will have to made up my own story which involves his daily activities. He loves them too. After telling him some 4 to 5 short stories, I will then said Good night to him and he seems to understand that it is time to sleep.
As for XJ, she is a good girl ;) . She will roll on the bed and sleep on her own without any problem. Oh dear, my boy requires more attention then my girl!
Thursday, June 4, 2009
A few minutes ago, dad called me asking "Do you want to eat crabs? We are now at the Seremban wet market". Wow...wow...my answer is of course YES! Dad and mum came up to Seremban again for a week stay before going back to Johor again.
So, tonight, I'm going over to my brother's house to enjoy my crabs thingy. How I miss them! ;)
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
NS, Thanks for calling. ;)
Monday, June 1, 2009
While helping YX to change cloths yesterday morning after his bathe, he sang Choo choo train, choo choo train (sorry...don't remember the lyrics) so happily. Just as we are planning to travel to Mines Shopping Center for the Malaysian Book Fair '09 that morning, the song he sang gave me an idea. Why don't I bring YX for a train ride instead of us driving. (MIL volunteer to look after baby XJ, therefore, we will only bring YX).
Then I asked him "YX, do you want to go for a train ride"? and he quickly answer me with a big YES !!! So, after some discussion, hubby and I made up our mind to go ahead with the train. (Discussion because the train station is away from the Mines shopping center where we need to walk a few shophouses away and an underground bridge in order to reach).
I know YX was very excited and kept asking us where is the train when we were walking towards the train station. I was very excited too! I was excited seeing YX enjoying himself with the train ride ;) seeing him so happy with his FIRST RIDE! Initially, I thought he will be afraid, but he proof me wrong. * GRIN*
Yes, am a very tired mum AFTER the 0.5 day trip! On the way to Mines, we were full of energy, but while coming back home, we are REALLY TIRED!!! After spending about 4 hours in the book fair, we have used up almost 60% of the energy just for WALKING! Upon reaching the train station, oh my.....it was FULL of people queeing up for tickets. While waiting for the train, I was already fully prepared knowing we will have to cramp like a sardine inside the train. True enough, when the train arrived, it was REALLY PACKED! We squeeze ourselve in and of course have to STAND while hubby carrying YX. We were very tired and HOT. We were sweating like HELL!
Our poor boy was also very tired and he fell asleep on his daddy's shoulder. (We were standing at the middle and those seated were unable to see us, therefore no one offer any seats to us). However, after past 2 stations, a lot of people alighted, and finally, a good samaritans saw us and offer the seat to hubby and of course dear hubby asked me to sit instead, and I took over the task to carry the sleeping YX. Aww....what a good feeling to be able to SIT! Poor hubby only got his seat a few minutes later after more people get down.
During night time, we asked YX again "Do you want to ride the train again?" and he happily reply with a big YES !!!!
This morning, I'm a bad mum.. A very bad bad mum :( Due to my laziness and still feeling very tired after yesterday trip, I was so reluction to wake up. I laze on my bed for almost 20 minutes and finally managed to persuade myself to get ready for work, otherwise, will be late. As still in a very blury state, I FORGOT to block the open space on my bed with a pillow. (Normally I will do that in order to protect XJ from rolling down to the floor). However, I remember I did look at both XJ and YX before leaving for the bathroom and confirmed that both are still sleeping. As I was bathing half way, I heard XJ crying so loudly and I knew, she must have FELL TO THE FLOOR!!!!
What a bad mother I am. I'm feeling so guilty. After her fell, MIL rushed to my room to carry her down as she said she can even heard the sound THUMP and followed by the cry when she was downstair. So terrible!!! Luckily XJ is ok and hopefully she is really ok. I'm now very worried because I did not see how she fell, which way face down first, did she knock her head real hard? Oh my....am so worried now. I called back today during lunch time and MIL assured us XJ is ok, but am still worried.
I'm a bad bad mother :(