Friday, 30 January 2009

Our sons...

Suddenly, they've all grown so much! Godson is already taller than me! Very soon Drew and Matt will also be taller than me. At least I'll still hv a few more years with Nic. Was telling Matt, I better breath down their neck more often now, otherwise once they're taller than me, it'll be quite impossible to do that!! haha....

Thursday, 29 January 2009


Thankfully, Ina came back last night. Glad that she didn't disappoint me and do what most others speculated, left for good. Anyway, we'll only hv her with us for another 2 1/2 months. Sad.

Am also proud of myself bcos I survived 9 days without a helper! and I have to say, I'm proud of my sons too for chipping in to help here and there. Got to thank Dad and Mum too for helping in their own little ways. And I think, it's a matter of re-adjusting expectations, changing our habits and making do with whatever we can manage when without a helper. So now we know, shd the day come, we can still manage without a helper. hee..

Anyway, this was what I prepared for our reunion dinner. 'Sumptuous' steamboat spread and mandarin orange mousse dessert. Not bad huh?

now my bones are shattering! got to use the next week or so to recuperate. haha...

Monday, 19 January 2009

Gonna be a hectic week

Just sent my helper off at the airport. Some emergency came up at home, and I cant bear to see her worrying her soul away. So I let her go back to sort things out and see her ailing grandpa. Ya, sound stupid right? CNY just round the corner and I still let her go? Nevermind la, 行善积德. It'll make me a happier person.

Now I wonder how I'm gonna handle everything all by myself in the next 9 days. Just hope my messy home will not become messier!

Tuesday, 13 January 2009




Thursday, 8 January 2009

Sis' MIL

went to TTSH with Mum to visit 3rd Sis' MIL just now. She's been hospitalised for 8 weeks already. When we saw her, she was in the ICU and down with pneumonia. She looked swollen and so frail. there were so many tubes and wires attached to her. She was unconcious but her head was moving up and down bcos of her difficulty in breathing. It's just so painful seeing her like that. She's always looked so prim and proper, and very strong. Just few months ago, she was still playing mahjong every Sunday till late night. And sad.

Sis, BIL and his sisters all looked so stressed and drained. They've been visiting her in the hospital daily since she was warded. And seeing her condition getting worse each day has taken a toll on them, both physically and emotionally.

Yvo has also been really really stressed and down. She's very very close to her granny and she just cant accept the fact that her 'always so strong' granny has become so frail.

Quoted fm her blog:


I feel her pain, her longing for her granny to get well and come home. I cant help but tear....

Pray...pray for her recovery, pray for her return home soon. Pray...

Sunday, 4 January 2009


why are old pple so stubborn?

they came back with quite a bit of dried food stuff and a box of angku kueh tonight. The angku kueh was fm SIL's relative's bb first month celebration. I believe she brought it home when she visited her parents yesterday, and then passed it to my parents this afternoon. Before helper kept it in the fridge, she opened the box to clean the cover. A soury stench already came out fm the box. We examined the angku kueh and they were a little mouldy too. As it's a whole box, I cant possible dumped them away and 'lie' to my old folks that I ate them!? So I brought the box up to their room to let them see/smell it for themselves.

When I showed Dad, he cant really see the mouldy-ness, but he agreed that there's a sour stench already. I let Mum smell it, though I think 90% chance is she cant smell it bcos her sense of smell is kinda gone. I even 'dig' up the angku kueh to show her the mouldy parts.

Me: "sour hor? see all the mould there?"

Mum: "ya a bit sour. got mould ah? cant see la. Nevermind la, put in the fridge, tomorrow steam it then can eat already."

Me: "WHAT!!!???"

Mum: "aiya, steam liao not sour already lor. whole box leh, very sayang."

Me: "your stomach lining already have inflammation, you still want to anyhow eat? later you get more ill how?"

Dad: "aiya, just throw la just throw la."

Me: ..............

I dunno what to say. Out of respect, I went up and showed them the kueh just to prove to them that 'look, it's spoilt and you cant eat it', so that I can throw them away. But they think that I'm the one who's being bossy, fussy and wasteful. Why dun they understand that by not wasting this few dollars of kueh, it might cause them to fall ill and need more money and time to get them well again?

This made me recall another such incident. Few weeks back, Dad went to 2nd sis' house and brought back half a plastic bag of dry handmade noodles. Apparently that's the uncooked leftover fm niece's wedding a week before that. He brought it all the way home by bus, and then asked helper to cook it for lunch the next day. Helper prepared the soup stock and all the ingredients and only when she added the noodle into the soup then the sour stench gushed out! She asked Mum to smell the noodle and again Mum can say that "ya a bit sour, but throw away very sayang! one pot leh."!!?? Helper told Mum that if she insisted on keeping the noodles, she's not gonna eat it. Dad and Mum can hv them all. So in the end, they relented and let her pour the noodles away.

I just feel so tired. Why must I keep on dealing with these issues? Why wont they understand that they cant eat food that's turning bad?

Now I dunno when, or which sister she's gonna complain to again. Will wait for a few weeks to see which sister will come calling me and ask me not to 'scold' her, yet again.

I'm so tired. I want to leave this place. I want to run away!!!!!

Friday, 2 January 2009

Our boys are growing up!

It's the time of the year again! New schools, new uniforms, new everything! Drew is in sec 1 now and Nic is P1. Matt is also into a different phase of his primary school life, getting all geared and ready for the hectic upper primary years. They've all grown so much.

Look how cute they were, just 6 years ago.

And now, they've grown so tall, so big and sooooooooooooooooo argumentative!! haha...

Boys, have a good year ahead and enjoy school life. Word hard, play hard and do well in your studies. We love you!

Thursday, 1 January 2009

Happy 2009!!!

May this be a smoother year, and good health and happiness to one and all!!