Monday, October 31, 2011

Post #0131 - Another birthday, another year

Dear Earthlings,

Happy birthday to GadgetGeek,, the one that I'm stuck with. forever.
(oh well, at least in a good way :)

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Post #0127 - Car Seat/Stroller Service : Maxi Cosi, Quinny, Peg Perego Planete Enfants

Dear Earthlings,
We decided to hand-me-down Youngster #1 car seat to Youngster #2. However, for the past 7 months I realised that her car seat no longer can be reclined. I feel that Youngster #2 don't favor that much either.

It was really frustrate me because as far as I'm concerned, I take a great care when it comes to car seat/stroller.

Last week we went to Planete Enfants, to scout for Youngster #1 new car seat. The one that I'm looking is for age 4-11. I don't really like booster because it uses the car seat belt and with Youngster #1 height, it doesn't really fit -  Nonetheless, we  are using a booster seat for the sister temporarily. Yet to found a nice car seat and what I need is a car seat for a grown kid and can be reclined as well.

Previously we were thinking to upgrade her for Maxi Cosi Rodi, but after consideration, we had to pass. It's reclining doesn't do much different. Hence, we are eyeing for Recaro but no time to see it first hand.

To me, kids sitting in their own car seat are crucial because I travel everyday. From Damansara to Ulu Klang (kids school) and later to my office in Jalan Pahang. Having kids sticking to their seat is definitely a peace of mind. Knowing, my kids are the type who cannot sit still if we unbuckle them.

Anyways, back to my story. 
I was delighted when the store said that they can do repair and service for the brands they carry - Peg Perego, Maxi Cosi, Quinny etc. 

With the help of GPS, I still had trouble to find their service centre due to its location in Taman Mayang, PJ. After 2-3 rounds, finally I found them!

(Customer Service Centre)
Unit 23, Jalan SS26/15,
Taman Mayang Jaya,
47301 Petaling Jaya

Tel : 03-7803 5523
Fax : 03-7803 5323

Despite of the location, their service was superb. 
They fixed the car seat within a day and it's as good as new! Most importantly, it cost me RM40 only!

For those who is interested to service their stroller, they charge about RM60, and for fixing it depends on the faulty.

Now playing : Selena Gomez - Love you like love song

Monday, October 17, 2011

Post #0126 - Big Bad Wolf Massive Book Sale

Dear Earthlings, 

On 7th October, I took a day off just because I want to be one of the lucky ones who was able to grab the hot stuff books. I've been waiting for weeks to go to the Big Bad Wolf  book sale. 

So on the day one it was opened to public, I went to MAEPS with my Lil Sis I after I sent the kids to School. By the time we arrived with the shuttle, the hall was almost full; ironically it was only 10am. 

As planned, first thing first.. I headed to the Young Adult Section to get the most wanted novels - the Twillight series. Managed to grab the series except for Eclipse. Each sold at RM8. How cool is that?? 
Unfortunately, there were only 4-5 Twillight books left when I reached the table. It was selling like hot cakes!

Then I moved to the Children Section. Bought some books and also charts for the Youngsters and the nieces. 

I'd say I spent roughly about 7 hours touring the hall, aisle by aisle and checked out with approx RM400 flying out of my pocket.

With the amount of book I bought, I think it's suffice until the next Big Bad Wolf sale :)

Now playing : Taylor Swift - Mine

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Post #0125 - The road to recovery

Dear Earthlings, 

Went for check up as I felt chilly last Saturday. One of the symtoms, if I feel chilly it is something to do with the dose I'm taking. Either underdose or overdose. 

Anyhoo, had blood test as usual, but sad that I lost another two kilos in a month. 
I'm not on diet nor under food control.
So it's pretty disturbing. 

According to the doctor, I have to monitor my weight for two weeks. If lost another kilo, I have to go through comprehensive test. 

Now playing : Paramore - Monster

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Post #0124 - On the side of Youngster #2 health

Dear Earthlings, 

All these while our kids' check ups are at a hospital in Damansara. After almost a month check out - Youngster #2's health is still in recovering stage, yet to fully recovered. 

Tired of this, I finally decided to change Paed (as pursuaded by GadgetGeek). I'm not saying that the Paeds in the previous hospital are not good or whatsoever, but to me.. it depends on the kid actually, whether suitable or not with the doctor. So don't take this wrong.

So yesterday I called up the Insurance Company to issue GL and double checked with the GL Counter whether they have received it or not. Lucky that I checked because they faxed it elsewhere.

Anyways, this morning.. four of us went to a hospital in Jalan Pahang. Arrived at 9am, managed to secure No. 10. By 11am, we finally get to see the Paed (as he had a emergency case to attend). 

He did a background check and conclude that both Youngsters have sensitive nose. So what I can do is to clear all the soft toys, dusts and make sure the house is clean (which stressed us out because we have an on-going construction across our unit)

On Youngster #2, we went for x-ray and glad that both of his lungs are clear. So the Paed change the puff (Orange) twice a day, (currently he's on red and blue puff every 4 hours) 2 weeks on Singulair and Zyrtec twice a day. 

Now playing : Bruno Mars - Just the way you are

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Post #0122 - Resident Association Raya Gathering

Dear Earthlings, 

Attended a pot-luck Raya Gathering where this was the first time 80% of the residents gathered.

One of the residents - Dr. Ra.zak's family prepared chillied catfish (as he has quite a number of catfish inside his pond), my mom with her nasi dagang, others brought soto, kuey teow and desserts. 
The Host and Hostess
Nothing much to say but I'm glad that the Organiser proposed such event :)

Now playing : Chris Brown - Deuces

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Post #0121 - I wish to announce that..

Dear Earthlings,
It was a false alarm. At this moment, i'm glad that i'm not preggie. Not that i'm being selfish or whatsoever, it is just that i have to make sure my body is fit to be in pregnancy.

Plus.. Since Youngster #1 is a Labour Day baby, Youngster #2 is a Malaysia Independence Day baby.. Next one i'm aiming for Dragon Year Christmas.
Insha Allah.

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Friday, October 7, 2011

Post #0120 - 3 days late

Dear earthlings,
My bestfriend has yet to visit me this month. I really hope GadgetGeek didn't sabo me, else.. I'm screwed!

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Post #0119 - (the) art of parenting

Dear Earthlings, 
In a parenting, there are always good cop and the bad cop.  Normally the mommies will be the bad ones. haha.. and my case is not exceptional. I think, I'm the bad cop. 

Speaking of discipline, I know I'm a failure. It's hard for me to discipline my two kids because of one big issue - I cannot discipline myself!

Anyways during the last Raya season, I met a Tiger Mom. A mother of three that you do not want to mess with. Nonetheless, I salute the way she brought up her three boys. 

Since the Tiger Mom loves classical very much, she planned that her kids concentrate on the classical instruments as well.
So what she did was, when she was pregnant with her first child, she quit her job and decided to be full time at home. She learned about child development and do comparison on the learning method. 

Snippets, during pregnancy.. she placed the headphone on her tummy so the baby can hear the music. When the baby was born, she started to teach the baby alphabets, numbers and so on. By the age of 3, (all) her baby can read books FLUENTLY. When the babies reached 5-6 years old, she enrolled them in the music class. 
The reason why she enroll on such age because  at that stage, the bumpy learning has already passed (The learning of ABC, reading etc) so the kids can concentrate on the music. 

Everybody knows that it is not easy to play classical. One of her kids plays chello, and he is only  10. I'm not talking about an ordinary boy who plays chello, ok. He's a professional chello player. A member of an (international) orchestra. Wow tak Wow laa kan. 
She makes sure all of her kids practice 3-4 hours a day. Not even a day she missed, til todate.

Her reason on being a Tiger Mom, she does not want her money to go down to the drain. All the $$, time spent, the hard work must produce good result. She once said, "If not a mom who pushes the kid, who else? It's like you pushing your kid to brush his teeth, though he refuses, because you know it's the best for him."

I am fortunate because she gave me tips on teaching alphabet to a baby - which I will reveal in my later post. I don't know whether it works or not, because I haven't started yet due to time constraint. 

On the other struggling side, two days ago Youngster #1 threw a tantrum. I think she was tired and passed her bed time. With no sidekick around me and Youngster #2 was already sleeping, I picked her up and locked her inside a dark room. Left her for 3-4 minutes and checked her out. I will only let her out after she has cool down and apologize to me. Otherwise I will keep on repeating the steps. 

Once she apologize to me, then only I gave her xoxo. Few minutes later, she dozed off. Too tired with the screaming and shouting I guess. Haha

Though I'm the bad cop, the kids still insist me tucking them in the bed :)

Now playing : Selena Gomes - Love you like love song

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Post #0118 - I have decided to..

Dear Earthlings,
walk away from all these mess. 
I do not want to be part of them.

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Monday, October 3, 2011

Post #0117 - By holding a grudge, the burden will get heavier over time

Dear Earthlings, 
I know I bitch a lot. 

But not to the extend humiliate/embarass other people. (Btw) I shouldn't be bitching about other people on this page. Anyways, just for the sake of getting out of my chest - 

I have a long time friend, used to be her BFF.. but I realised I drifted the friendship apart because at that time I felt that she was not being true to me/herself. I believe in BFF-ing one should show each other their true colors.

Anyways, few nights ago she texted me and mentioned that she got really upset with some of our common friends over an overdue issue. Now she wants to get back those who have caused her hard time.

Well, not all people can be as good as an angel. 
Me, myself..  I used to hold grudge to people who did wrongs to me. That point of time, my other half constantly advised me to let it go (where previously I don't understand why he can easily forgive/let go of something).. until one fine day, I feel that it's time - to let it go. *Voluntarily*

I have to admit that it was not that easy, and yes it took a while for me to get over these things.
The moment it happened, somehow I feel free. I don't have to be competitive over that particular person, feel unhappy, bitter etc. Most importantly, I can move forward, eliminate the issue out of my life and make sure my loved ones doesn't hurt.
Like, "Whatever lah. Go the hell with it. I don't care anymore"

Forgiving does not mean that we have to be friends again with the wrongdoer, right? I'm in the opinion that in order for us to move on,  we have to let go the issue. Afterall, it happened more than 10 years already.

I'm more than happy when she unleashed her feelings, until harsh words came out. It's sad because she was not this mean before (at least not to me) but her new side is kind of disturbing me. I believe that she has been holding the grudge over the years until one day she decided to blow up. 

Yes, it's okay to reveal the dark side of you. But you need not have to be so mean and evil. Look down on others is definitely not the way. Not all people are bless with silver spoon. Some people have to work hard in their life while some have all the luck in the world.  (click for Good reading)

As I quote - 
"A 'grudge" is not an actual physical thing that can be picked up, carried or visibly seen. It is something that is "carried" internally, however, it is real, it is quite heavy, and the effects of carrying it internally can be seen outwardly in our actions toward others and ourselves. It can cause great harm to us and others physically and mentally, and though it is not tangible, it can grow and become bigger and in time it could completely take over our lives".

A good reminder for myself too. As a friend, should I give her a piece of my mind? or just let her be?
I understand that she's hurt with the name calling. Instead of making nasty comments online, she should've tell it straight to the maker face. 
Seriously, I feel bad for her.

Now playing : Chris Brown ft. Justin Bieber - Ladies Love  Me