I know NOW how it feels to be in the twillight zone. Indeed I do.
Since watching the movie Twillight and now being suck-ed into Meyer's Twillight saga, I have been leaving in a land of ambiguity between 2 conditions.
Condition 1 is a light,far away, dreamland-ish kind of place. Somewhere in Forks.
Condition 2 is here.
I prefer to be in condition 1. But that is kind of tough considering.
When you are in twillight zone, you want it to end and you don't want it to end.
I love and hate being in the twillight zone.
Have you seen the movie? Or read the book? Maybe I will also see you in Twillight Zone!
Sure beats being in tummy flu land!
Sunday, May 31, 2009
I know NOW how it feels to be in the twillight zone. Indeed I do.
Monday, May 25, 2009
So, we didn't go to the ENT in the end. Why?
On Friday night from 12 am till 4 am, boyboy was vommitting non stop. Reckon he vommitted some 8-10 times until there was nothing left to vomit but acid juice.
Poor boy. With every vomit, I could feel the upheaval in his tummy.
So, we decided not to put him through any other turmoil the next day. And he was having a mild fever as well anyway.
But lo behold, on Sunday evening, I told hubby I feel like vommitting too. We didn't know at that time we could get it from boyboy.
I vommitted from Sunday evening till Monday afternoon. And oh the aches that come with the fever! Terrible....all my joints hurt like mad that I lay in bed and cried and cried.
Hubby started vommitting on Monday morning at 2.30 am.
We didn't have the strength to take care of boyboy or even take care of each other or ourselves!
Had to SOS my parents to come down! Thank God they were free.
If your kid is vommitting too, please do take care yourself. And the minute you feel like vommitting too, please look and see if there is someone to help you. Coz when it hits you, it hits REALLY BAD!!!
Friday, May 22, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
I was looking up the Shichida method of learning yesterday. Not sure what started it but got me surfing.
The Shichida method is really about maintaing the 'activity' within the right brain. When kids enter the schooling system, the teaching method activates the left brain (analytical part) and the right brain (slowly) becomes 'dead'!
So, this method actually trains the right brain to constantly be in use all of the time. And that is the gist of it really.
So, are there other ways to train the right brain? Of course?
But before that, do you know if you are a right brainer or a left brainer? Go google 'left brain and right brain' and chances are you will come across the site asking you if the dancer is turning clock wise or anti-clockwise. And you will also have some sites having questions for you to determine if you a right or left.
I am 50% right and 50% left (as indicated by tests I did in more than half of the sites). And the other sites indicated I was more left than right (of course given our schooling system, right?)
So, since the schools already 'activate' the left, how can we parents 'activate' the right?
Have to do more surfing here....but I came across this article. It made me laugh at the end.
Why? Because sometimes that is the way I think - I 'see' it!!! Do you?
Sometimes while I work, I would open another window and look up some You Tube music to keep me company.
When to google and typed in You Tube....but didn't know quite what to look for.
So. decided to try something new and looked for You Tube Michael John. Thinking that perhaps the David Foster song will be displayed. But of course the top search displayed was his American Idol Bohemian Rapsody.
After that was done.....looked through the other result list and found Bohemian Rapsofy sung by "The Ten Tenors". Interesting piece....
And from there....came across Teatro and their Music of the Night. Loved it!
Love this song and love the way Teatro enunciated the words!
Monday, May 18, 2009
Do you wear scent - perfume for the ladies, cologne for the men? Or perhaps just some body splash?
There are only 2 scents in my vanity drawer. A perfume oil for night dinners and an Ocean Pacific for light day wear.
I remember the perfume oil was given to me by my sister, maybe some 12 years ago. Perfume oil doesn't loose its scent as easily. The OP was given to me by a friend some 7 years ago. I put it in my cupboard so it still retains its scent.
Scent to hubby is more important. He will never be without a bottle of cologne and sometimes he has 2.
I remember someone gave us 2 bottles for our wedding - one perfume and one cologne. But to date, it is still lying in my inlaws cupboard. It is a branded version but the scent is out of this world - in a bad way!
My hubby's GAP cologne is running out. Bought this from US, can't be found in Malaysia. He is looking at some in Loccitane. He has expensive taste! hahaha....
Maybe I will get him some Thierry Mugler perfume.
So far, although I don't wear scent, I love the scent on hubby. It ascentuates 'something'! :)
But give me a lotion with scent anytime....I love scented lotion or scented soap or the scent from shampoo. It's a feeling of utter comfort! Maybe it's when I use it that matters.
Do you wear scent? Is your hubby crazy about scent too?
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They say as you get older, you will learn to appreciate the bitter gourd for its bitterness.
We ordered 2 bitter gourd dishes
Will definitely go back again especially in this hot weather! Bitter gourd is excellent to get the yin back in the yang!
Sunday, May 17, 2009
On friday, I was thinking, this could be more tiring than it is fun.
On saturday, I was thinking, a holiday overseas with boyboy could be possible.
On sunday I was not thinking.
Checked into Parkroyal on Friday. Hubby got this free 3D2N stay compliments from the hotel for the 3 workshops he conducted for UNICEF there that came with the free room he did not stay in.....
Thursday, May 14, 2009
I had 2 ounces of boyboy's left over milk from this morning, 4 stale pieces of bread and going to rot carrots. Hmmm...took out my mince pork, 2 eggs, ketchup, onions and celery.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
I was at work when my phone rang.
It was hubby....it was just after 7 am. Why was hubby calling at this hour?
"Dearie....boyboy's nose is bleeding....non stop....I don't know why....there is blood everywhere....our whole bed is filled with blood...and his face has so much blood....and it is still coming out"
(conversation and clarification)
"I think you better come home."
And so like a mad woman, I ran back to my car and drove home. Thank God the traffic was still alright.
When I reached home - boyboy was cleaned up and the bleeding had stopped.
But what a sight....there was blood everywhere....on the mattress, on hubby's shirt, on the pillow cases....on the comforter...and even on the mattress protector.
At least boyboy was alright.....
Just for precaution, took him to the pead to have a look up his nostrils....
So, this was what the doctor said:
1) If the bleedng happens again today or tommorrow, bring him to an ENT - suspect then could be a growth or an injury
2) If we notice any blue black marks/bruises occuring on any part of his body, bring him to the hospital - indication of blood problems.
3) If nothing happens anymore for the next few days, it is a one off thing.
This reason is the most likely (I am optimistic??) because that little monkey of mine has knocked his nose before. And the doctor has said that if a person every knocks his nose, it will tend to bleed easier!
So what do we have to do?
1) Giving him some oral medicine to clear the congestion. Also giving him nose drops to clear his nose.
2) Have to put a basin of water in the air-con room now to increase humidity in the air.
And if it happens again....I can reuse the same medication.
So, if your kid has a nose bleed, think of the above and that may stop your panic or your rush home!
Now....back to my 2nd load of washing with 2 more loads to go...and I can put this episode behind me.
I was very uncertain about writing this post. I had wanted to for a long time now...since the feeling started. But well, something stopped me. THis feeling leaves me very very vulnerable, very open to criticism too. And looking at the 2 scenarios, it would certainly spell disaster.
In my previous post "Waiting till it aches", well, I was not really talking about my job.
Although my job is the deterring factor that is causing me to have to wait.
I yearn and ache to hold a baby again.
I wrote in my comment....The feeling hit me like an old friend giving me a surprise slap on the back. Sudden. And on a bright cheery morning. And the mark remains. The reminiscing begins.
The extent, the depth, the hollowness, I have never really experienced.
You will say "I've got boyboy."
It is true. But.....
Monday, May 11, 2009
Little Taiwan - LOVED the fact they had rice with pork and stewed egg for boyboy. One portion serving enough for his tummy! I love this kind of shops only for the many many drinks they have - especially bubble tea!
Did our bit for our babysitter! :) It was a fun day out. Christopher enjoyed the walk in the not too hot Saturday morning.
Not in the picture is my babysitter's home made otak-otak, which I will take when I open it up to eat and Christopher's oyster, peanut porridge, which he finished while we were still there!
Thursday, May 7, 2009
So, I don't only have the MESS that he makes to deal with...but the tantrum I get when I try to take away his plate and cutlery and clean him up after that!
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Last night was my first night alone in this new house.
It wasn't scary.....I have been alone before (in previous houses, at previous ages). But it was lonely.
And I really applaud those mothers you do ALL the ferrying, picking up, cooking, cleaning, throwing rubbish, ironing, washing clothes etc.
But on hindsight, chores keep me busy and help me mark the days down! (hahaha....I am that pathetic!)
So, yesterday was bedsheets washing.
Today will be ironing and cutting boyboy's hair.
Tommorrow (Thursday, the last day) will be thorough sweeping and mopping the whole house.
Friday, intend to bring boyboy out shopping. I am wondering if I can handle him alone.
So, one night down, one chore down, 2 more nights to go, 2 more chores to handle....
And don't talk to me about cooking or eating....I am eating frozen food daily and junk for dinner!
Looking forward to my night out with a good dinner on Friday...and maybe some pressies.....
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Sunday, May 3, 2009
Birds and clothings perched on the same bamboo stick hung at the 2 windows across the lane.
All their doors open out into the lane, quite like the old Chinese serials I am hooked on to these days....
Anyone tried this place? Anyone been on this walk?
The shop is and the lane starts opposite Khong Heng, the famous old town coffee shop in Old Town, Ipoh. And opens up into another road which houses this new dinner place my mum told me to try.
She actually told me to eat the fried fish and one more anchovies dish...but I didn't know what it was called and the waiter also didn't know what I was saying.....so, we ended up with a usual fare instead.
The servings were big and the food was just fare. Not somewhere I would go again IF I had only a few eating days in Ipoh.
But there is ONE place I am dying to go!
Restoran LYJ in Kampung Sungai Baru Sungai Buloh. My colleague went there over the weekend and she ate the famous 'poon choy' and a chicken dish stuffed with lotus rice. And it also seems the pork knuckles is also great and there is a cold paku (local fern) dish with lime.
Anyone interested to join me? Anyone been there?