Friday, August 29, 2008

Try To Open Tumbler

Usually I'll open tumbler for her whenever I ask her to drink water. However this time when I ask her to drink water, she quietly get her tumbler and try to open by herself. That's how she was trying so hard with her towel. But still can't get it open.......

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Egg Mould

Since today I'm on MC and Audrey is not going to My Mon, I prepared some simple lunch for both of us, porridge + sausage + mould egg.

I get this plastic mould through my colleague's husband who always travel to Taiwan for business. And this is the first time I've been trying it to make a little surprise for Audrey.

She's so happy when she got her boiled egg in a rabbit shape.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Warehouse Sales at G2000

My SIL sent me the broucher about warehouse sales for G2000 since last 2 weeks. Never border to go due to the unknown place (opposite The Weld) and time contraint. However after she showed me her successful result of buying quite a number of clothes from there with reasonable prices, I was also tempted to be there. Finally we (ask hubby to be the driver) joined the crowd last week.

The sales was mainly on 50% discount and some with 70% discount. If you are a Citibank credit card holder and you have purchased more than RM100, you are entitled for another 20% discount from the discounted price item. Many of them confused with the advertisement and only realised upon explaination from the staff.

When we reached, the place was full due to lunch time. Many OL and OM preying for their clothes. After 1.5 hours of discovering and searching, I could only find one pair of clothes (blouse + pants) that suite me and worth buying. The pants was selling cheap (after discount only RM38++) but I could hardly find my size. All hanging on the rack were of sizes 24" and 25". Luckily I managed to grap one sized 27".

Hubby also managed to find a pair of pants. He is claiming the price not cheap and maybe can find in other store during this mega sales time. But since, we were there, might as well just get something.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Developing A Time Investment Strategy

Have you ever meet someone that he/she telling you he is free today, not busy, very relaxing with the current working life? I think it's hard to hear those answer nowadays. Everyone is claiming themselves busy, no time for this and that.

How many of us actually know how to make use of the hours in a day that everyone has the same? If you could manage it well, you will find time to do more things.

Dr.Paulson advises that we shall work smart by having a Strategic Time Investment Strategy. What is it all about?

There are 6 Strategies :

a) Focus on priorities

b) Avoid the kiss of yes

c) Have a daily plan and use it

d) Create a meaningful ways to measure results

e) Delegate with high expectation but manage priority shift.

f) Balance professional and personal commitments.

On the other hand, we shall rank our task by level. This will help us to prioritise our task.

Level A - task that must be done

Level B - task that could be done

Level C - task that could be started

Plan your time so that you will have more time than other has.....

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

"Pun Choy"

What is Pun Choy? Have you ever taste it?

To me, it's actually nothing to shout about after we had tried it during our last Chinese New Year.

The cook just lay dishes on top of each other into a big bowl. And the bowl will be kept warm using a small stove. We were served with white rice that were mixed with small fried onion. The rice smells very good. We started eating from the top layer until the bottom dish.

What you can find inside this big bowl? Chicken, pork, mushroom, sea cucumber, prawn, broccoli, scallop, dried oyster, duck, abalone, fish ball, etc.

I was thinking, perhaps the founder for pun choy basically just wanted to save time and resources so that he/she doesn't need to wash so many utensil or plate after meals. All he needs to do is just dump 8 or 9 different dishes into one big bowl.

Guess how much we got to pay for the above pun choy? ................ close to RM1000, thanks partly because of the abalone too.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Over Sterilised Avent Milk Bottle

I admit that I've been very forgetful since my 2nd delivery. Look at below photos and you will definitely get a shock. This was the consequences of being forgetful..... :(

I only realised that I'm yet to turn off the stove when I smelled something like PVC melting. My poor Avent brand new bottles.

Monkey Song Lyrics

Yesterday night while driving to LP's house, our little singer keep on singing the same song. We tried to figure out the lyrics and we could summarized it as below:

One little monkey jumping on the bed.
One fell down, bumping on his head.
Mother call the doctor, doctor said

no more monkey jumping on the bed.

And I just found out that the correct lyrics shall be

One little monkey jumping on the bed.
He fell off and bumped his head.
Called the doctor and the doctor said,
"No more monkeys jumping on the bed.
"No more monkeys jumping on the bed.

Not sure whether her teacher change the lyrics or she captured the wrong word sang by her teacher.'s just very impressing when she carried out some action while singing.

More children song's lyrics available in

Friday, August 15, 2008

Motivating Through Positive Communication

This was one of the training title that I've attended yesterday. It's true that what we are delivering everyday from our mind through mouth has a great impact to the receivers either good (motivate) or bad (demotivate).

Author Amanda Gore says "Things you think become your beliefs and then your beliefs become your behavious".

Sometimes we got to be "deaf" to negative input and this is the way to keep people from programming negative things into your mind. Do you agree?

And we shall eliminate words like "but" and "don't" in our daily communication especially to our children.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Birthday Gift Redemption

I'm yet to fully redeem my birthday gift for this year.'s only valid until end of this month.
I've only redeemed one dress from Robinson store last Sunday. So must put some effort this weekend before expiry and also before Mega Sales ended.

I plan to get a pair of sunglasses from those optical shop like Miki Paris. Wondering I could find one that suit me and must be reasonable price.....

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


I’m pretty busy since last week. My colleague was still on medical leave due to chickenpox. He got infection from his son who had just recovered few weeks ago. And he told me that he is suffering now as many poxes on his skin, even on his head….poor guy. I was being told that “if you were infected at older age, the more pox you will get”. Good luck to him.
Shall I worried whether my gals will be infected by the virus as they already being vassine since born? Some say even with vassine, it will not eliminate 100%.
What is chickenpox? An infectious disease causing a mild fever and a rash of itchy inflamed pimples, caused by the herpes zoster virus.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Little Book Worm

Audrey likes to follow what others are doing. We went to Kinokuniya. After entering the store, she moved straight to the book shelf and simply picked a book and sat on the staircase where few others sitting down reading. I told her the book is not suitable for her and brought her to the children's area.
The moment she reached, she immediately picked a story book and sat on the floor like what other children did. After flipping the book, she picked another one again. She pretended busy looking for a book that suits her. At the end she refused to leave the store until I got to promise her that we will be coming back later. Ai….wondering if she is a book lover b’coz her mum is obviously not that type.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

I was born this date but....many yearsssss back

Everyone will make their own wishes before blowing birthday cake. How many of our wishes came true? Since it's a procedure before blowing cake and only happens once a year (some only got chance every 4 years...!), so just make it for fun la.....

This is one of my e Amore tulips that I received from a good friend. Not sure how she get to know that I like tulips??? My thanks to her....real one might be better still, ha ha!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Half, Quarter.....Little Bit

Hubby likes to teach Audrey new things as and when there are opportunities (during shopping, meal time, etc). So yesterday while almost finishing our lunch, he took a slice of tomato and asked Audrey a question “how many of tomato slice here”. She answered “one”.
Then hubby cut that slice of tomato into half and asked her the same question by pointing the half cut tomato. Audrey couldn't answer and we taught her that’s “half” slice of tomato. Later hubby cut that half slice of tomato into quarter. We knew she won’t be answering it correctly but for the sake of asking and to make her think, to our surprise she could dig out from her mind and answered “little bit”….. ha ha…we were laughing.
This recalls our memory that when she was 2 yrs old, we wanted her to show us where her toes…are. She pointed at her stomach. We thought she just mix up the body name so we tried to correct her by telling her that’s not toes but stomach (in English). She seems not agree with us and keeping on saying it’s “toes”. At the end we figure out that she has translated toes in English to the same vocal for the meaning of stomach in Cantonese. Huh….

Friday, August 1, 2008

Tulips Garden - my dream

Have you ever receive tulips as a gift? Yes, I did but only once. I'm glad to have had the chance to hold it personally. Thanks to my hubby. He knew that I like flowers especially tulips and due to the fact that we do not afford to be in the place where tulips grow in acres, he had make special order of this expensive tulips from a florist as one of my birthday present. However, I still dream to visit tulips garden in Holland one day.......