Seems like only yesterday that we brought her home from the hospital. Now she's 10 mths, 3 weeks and 2 days old. Looks more like a toddler than a baby. From just that simple cooing sound, she now babbles a lot. Sometime it sounds like da-da, ta-ta…other times, she’ll shout just to get my attention.
Now sitting isn’t enough anymore, she always pulls herself up to standing position. Cruising in her baby cot, sometime without holding on to something. Even try to climb the coffee table and sofa. She can wave bye-bye and play patty-cake. Stretched out her arms when she wants a lift. She glide her walker under the dining table in a blink.
Of course, being a baby, there are times that she is being super cranky. Throws tantrums when we took away the TV remote from her, refuses to be seated, throws away all her toys, cries in a high-pitched voice, cling on my waist all the time... The hair pulling, nose/eyes poking, face slapping, pinching and chewing do get on my nerves sometime. When this happened, I’ll try my very best to stop her, saying “No” in the most authoritative tone and serious face la kunun...she’ll pause and flashes me that smile..that MAGIC SMILE… the smile that melt my heart away. It makes me feel high, it make me forget all the negativity *sigh * There’s nothing like a baby’s smile. It sure can turn a hardened parental heart into a pool of sentimental slush in an instant. The spontaneous giggles and laughers are even more addictive than those delicious chocolate. * sigh*
Their big day was on Saturday. Holy matrimony was held at Stella Maris Church, Tg Aru @10am. This time we made it on time, with 2 lovely ladies as our passenger, iLla & eLLy. The wedding march just started when we arrived. * smile * Yey, another couple began their journey thru life as married couple. Congratulations to Sab & Mildy. Both Bride and Groom were my classmates in the secondary.
We proceeded to their wedding reception at KDCA after that. It was a joint reception, so the guests were numerous. Quite a number of ex-Michaelians and ex-UPMers showed up. It sort of like killing two birds with one stone pulak, not only we're able to share the newlyweds’ joy, met some old friends also. Got a chance to catch up on each others life, traded gossips…*wink-wink* . Want some more of the newlywed’s pics? Check-out Man-D and Benny Liew blogs for best results. Perhaps they have uploaded them by now.
We left at 9pm, its bed time for the two lil’ princess.
Got this Tag from KadusMama.
Rules of the game :-
1. List down the household chores that you hate plus the reason you hated it.
2. Copy image provided & tag others as many as you wish
3. Add your blog link to the domesticated diva linky love
4. Leave a comment at Stripe and Yellow to be added to the master list and you're done
Well, these are the chores that made their way to my Hate List. Sure got plenty others, but these will do:-
 Sweeping ~ got a sensitive nose, all the dust will make me sneeze for the whole day. Achooo!
 Cleaning dusty window/shelves ~ same reason as above. Plus, you’ll never get rid of it no matter how often you clean it. It’ll be back as soon as you start cleaning the next section.
 Washing clothes ~ those that can be machine-washed, not a problem. It’s those with the “Hand-Wash Only” label that I’m talking about. Always tried to avoid buying these type of clothes, but if no choice what to do lah.
 Mopping ~ Tiring work. Mop the floor, change the water in the pail = get water from the bathroom downstairs, carry it again upstairs. Repeat the whole process 3x. You say tired or not?
 Cooking ~ Don’t really hate cooking itself but it is “ WHAT TO COOK? “ that I hate. My talent in cooking is just fair enough, hubby is better at it. If I’m in a good mood, I’ll cook (simple recipe only). Otherwise, just cook rice only and tapau some dish from Kedai Makan Ah Chong. If hubby volunteer to be the chef, it’s even better. * grin*
 Folding the T-shirts ~ Imagine, you fold it nicely, put one on top of the other, suddenly somebody decided to wear the one at the bottom, grabbed it right away, leaving all the others on top crumpled. Have to fold them again. *Roll eyes *
I'll pass the Tag to Kal, let see her list. Read More......
Looks like, LCW sure made Penang proud. They will award him with the Darjah Setia Pangkuan Negeri (DSPN) on Aug 30. After that, LCW will be officially called Datuk Lee Chong Wei, joining statemate, Malaysia’s squash queen, Nicol David. Hmm…Datuks at such young age. Wonder if they fancy being called Datuk everywhere they go?!
Chong Wei shows his medal to the PM as Youth & Sport Minister and BAM President look on.
We will still see him in action again at the next game in London Olympics 2012. Got another 4 years for him to do serious training and improve his performance. Who knows he might be able to redeem his loss and bring home Malaysia’s first GOLD medal.
Maybe we don’t have to wait that long to see him battling Super Dan again, maybe they’ll meet at the Guangzhou Asian Games in 2010.
Well, let us keep our finger cross and hope for the best for him. Jia you (3x)!
I spent half of yesterday feeling sooo bored and sleepy. Got nothing to do, well, even if I have load of work, still am not too sure if I want to do it. With the heat, poor ventilation and poor lighting…no mood to do work la. No googling over the Net, no chatting on YM. What to do leh? Pulled a chair near a window at pantry, and started reading a new book, read about 30 pages then I started feeling sleepy again. Ah, got to find another way to kill-off some time. Hmm…can’t leave the office though, if nobody is answering the phone, the HQ people may complaint pulak. Colleagues were out attending calls. O yes, I remembered SIL. We started to exchange sms. Confiding each other's boredom. She’s on her 1 week school break, home alone watching TV…others already went off to work. At least, I can reduce my boredom. Unfortunately, my relief was short lived. Hp started beeping, low battery. Aiyoh *a slap forehead*, forgot to recharge the batt last night. Dammit!
But still, I have pen and papers..so I started to write yesterday’s post. Hehe...Despite the heat, it was a peaceful day for me, no new case, no phone calls from HQ, otherwise have to repeat the same script “No electricity here “ a few times… boringnya!
Thank God, electricity came at approximately 12.20pm. * sigh with relief* After braving the “sauna” for nearly 4 hours, feeling the cool air from the air-cond on my skin was so refreshing indeed….suddenly I felt alive again… *smile *
Okay, FIL needs a better, “stronger” estate car. To transport his workers (OMs), fertilizers and the oil palm bunches to the factory. Existing one still useable but being an old car, maybe its time for him to retire after serving for maybe 20 years or more (not too sure). The road to oil palm estate/kebun is not so friendly. It is bumpy with potholes here and there. Often the case, if our car got “sick”, we, the owner also got sick. Having to bear all the maintenance, repair or buy spare parts…poket mana yang tida sakit!
After checking-out a few car dealer, we finally found one at Inanam that probably “ngam” for FIL needs, met the specs that he wants. It is a 2003 edition but in good condition. According to the salesman, it belonged to one Datuk’s son. We left after fixing an appointment for FIL to view the car on the next day. Looks like Mr Salesman will have to open his shop just for FIL & the gang (MIL, BIL & GF) tomorrow. Anything also can mah for potential customer… * grin *
Before going home, we got some baby Tilapia’s for our small pond at the backyard. Just started rearing Tilapia’s 2 weeks ago, such a waste leaving the pond dry and empty. So, why not put some fishes inside…
Sunday’s meeting with salesman went smoothly. FIL & the gang loves the car, they agreed to purchase it. Paid the down payment up front. Now awaiting for the bank’s approval, expected to be get it within this week. Most likely, FIL & gang will have to make another trip to KK and enjoy a ride on new car on the way back. *smile *
To solve a murder, of course it involved a lot of investigations, fact-findings with the help of science. These of course, may disinterest some people, but NOT me. I’m an avid fan of investigation stories. NEVER missed an episode of all the three CSI series. While most women enjoy ROMANCE/LOVE stories, I prefer investigation/mysteries, be it a book or TV series. BUT, my interest is NOT LIMITED to investigation series only okay, I am also devoted to the Ugly Betty series. Occasionally, I watch Desperate Housewives, House and Crayon Sin Chan also.
Back on track, it’s been a while since I last read a book. (When was yours? ) The last time I read a book was last year, when I was on leave, nearer to my Expected Due Date. Wah, that was almost a year ago. I borrowed this book from the library, some time in mid of July. I was so bored in the office, needed something to kill-off some time. That time I haven’t started blogging yet. *grin*
Anyway, FINALLY, I managed to finish reading it today. Yeah, after 1 month, and got the return date renewed twice *grin * But, this book is not as good as the others by her. My opinion lah. Its kinda boring, lack of thrill, didn’t really set my adrenaline pumping. In fact, it made me sleepy. Hmm… so I did some “speed reading”…yes, read a few lines, jumped to another page, skipped a few pages * wink-wink*. Maybe it is not the storyline after all, maybe it’s HOW I read it. I’ve been reading on and off, read a few pages and stopped, and came back to it again…after a couple of DAYS, mind you. *grin * By the time I came back to it, I have completely forgotten what happened in the previous page. Have to flip through the earlier pages again to recap. Hehehe…
I've done the Tag from Just:-
 3 names that’s in your mind ~ vanessa, poyoyong, chebong
 3 things you are wearing right now ~ underwear, blouse, slack
 3 things you can’t live without. ~ internet, money, water
 Have you ever been given a rose? ~ yup, but am not fond of roses actually. A stalk of gerbera will make my day. *sweet smile*
 Do you believe that everyone has a soul mate? ~ yup, everybody deserve to have one
 Have you ever had a heartbroken? ~ yup
 Your thoughts of online or long-distance relationship? ~ strong commitment & trust between both parties
 Have you ever seen a friend as more than a friend? ~ long time ago…
 Do you believe on the statement “once a cheater always a cheater”? ~ no comment.
 How many kids do you want to have? ~ 3 will be just nice
 Do you believe you only love once? ~ yup, all married couple surely hope that they will spend their whole life with their spouse.
 Are you and your ex(s) friends? ~ err...guess so.
 At what age did you start liking the opposite sex? ~ 12, I guess
 Do you like anyone right now? ~ No one in particular…
Yes,that’s right! No typo and nothing wrong with your vision either. It was a typical Monday yesterday. I was preoccupied with work, and then suddenly I got a call from mum. She relayed a terrible, shocking news that left me broken-hearted and devastated for the rest of the day. *cry* Towards the evening, it rained heavily…as if mourning my loss ...*cry again* Hubby was also shocked when I told him that our beloved pet dog, CHEBONG has left us at such young age, 10 months in Dog Years .
Our Chebong was a hybrid dog, Dachshund + kampung breed. Very short legs, short hair, short snout and small ears.
But whatever it is, he will be TRULY, SADLY, DEEPLY MISSED BUT ALWAYS REMEMBERED by us and the neighbours. Now, I am still sad…but not as sad as yesterday. Maybe this is the reason some people never kept a pet…to avoid the heartache when their beloved pet left them *sob *
Now, in memory of Chebong, here’s are the 10 things I love about him :-
 cute ~ simply adorable
 big appetite ~ ever so helpful towards the others... to “clean” their bowl *smile*
 playful ~ chase after mum’s chicken with the others
 irresistible ~ even the cats loves to play with him
 outgoing ~ no shy-shy one
 clownish ~ never failed to make us laughed at his antic
 friendly ~ wont bite if his hair is stroked
 loud ~ some times his bark is too loud for his size
 curious ~ went upstairs to checkout the rooms
 mischievous ~ some times he took home garbage from neighbours
The celebration was the same as the years before...all in MODERATION. But this year’s a little DIFFERENT.
Actually, we (hubby, baby & me) celebrated it a day earlier…went jalan2 around KK, looking around for a nice dress to wear to a friend’s upcoming wedding & makan at Secret Recipe.
Anyway, here’s the chronology of event on Aug, 04: -
MORNING –Woke up early like usual, expect hubby to wish me “Happy Birthday”…nope, no wish from him. *sad* . He drove me to work…along the way still hoping he’ll wish me…nothing also. *disappointed * Towards noon, FINALLY, got his sms (after all the hint-hint *grin*…buruk o kan! )
NOON – Got a few SURPRISES from hubby! 1st, he took the day off (thought he was going to work after dropping me at office). 2nd, he sent a bouquet of FLOWERS to my office…I came out of washroom suddenly saw an antie (with sweat on her forehead…pity her, looked all around the building for my office..) sitting in front of my table with a bouquet in her hand, smiling, waiting for me. Me, couldn’t stop smiling, grinning & blushing...Thank You Dear! Colleagues got excited too. Cheers & wishes from them…probably they just realized that its my birthday! Doh?!…(Typical of them, you expect MALE colleague can remember our birthday meh?!) 3rd, he came to fetch me home… with BABY in tow…(normally, I took the bus, due to time constraint & the distance of our office plus the traffic jam…can’t wait for hubby, otherwise, baby at home miss her mommy too much already & pity my mum also, too tired taking care of baby for 9hrs, mum not young anymore…) Luckily, I DON’T HAVE to take the bus today. IMAGINE, me with the bouquet walking to the bus stand, people staring, who knows I may bump into somebody I know…errkk,malunya! Too much attention la wey…
So, that was my birthday story. Stale already by now, wanted to post it earlier but can’t find the time. Busy, busy, busy.
Today is Monday.
Today is August, 04.
Today is special.
Today is my birthday.
29 years ago, on this date
A healthy baby was born
With a pair of legs, hands, eyes, ears
One nose, one mouth, and a few strands of hair
She makes friends, she dated
She got engaged, she got married
She got pregnant, she gave birth
She become a mother herself
Now, with a family of her own
She journey through life
Embracing a new experience called motherhood
The ultimate challenge of a woman
No matter how young she is, no matter how old she is
In her mother’s heart, in her mother’s eyes
She is and always will be, the same baby girl
Born 29 years ago.
Ok, here’s the scenario of my daily task to help you understand my distress…
 Received call/notification from HQ on New Case (any problem related to computers…)
 Assigned technician/agent (for outstation cases, e.g Labuan, Tawau, Sandakan etc.) to attend the case
 Tech/agent attend to the case, do whatever he has to do to resolve the case, issue a Service Report (SR) after job is done, keep me posted with the progress (time in/out, SR#, action/resolution taken etc…) via phone / e-mail / fax
 Me, update (key in data) the system from time to time...
This one particular guy is DIFFICULT to work with. Been asking about the details from him since few days ago regarding a case which happened last Friday.(Luckily, he did manage to solve the case on the same day though. *relief* ) This is the standard answer he gave me : SR not issued yet. Nantilah. Reminded him again, he said : Nanti petang sikit. Not in office now. Until I go off at 6pm yesterday, still nothing. Even smsed to remind him before I left.
Came to office this morning, hoping that he had e-mailed me the details. Guess what??? Yup, you’re right, still nothing, nil, zero, nada…*sigh* and HQ is already urging me to update the system. In fact, been nagging me since yesterday but what can I do, don’t have the details yet. FINALLY, I got his e-mail around 10am and had the system updated promptly. * Sigh with relief*. PEACE at last.
I really, really don’t understand how this guy does his job. If it is too much for him to e-mail, then tell me over the phone sajalah. He doesn’t have to spend a cent pun, cos I’m the one calling mah. What is so difficult?! I'm NOT even asking him for the hardcopy. The details is good enough already *sigh*
This guy probably gets fed-up with me for calling him several times in a day (only during office hour ok, otherwise he’ll think I’m stalking him pulak..) can tell from his voice mah.. But what to do, he ask for it. HQ nag me, I nag him back lor… If only he is more co-operative, then we wont have to go through all this CRAP. You see, NOBODY likes being nagged, its DAMN IRRITATING!
I’ve sent e-mail about the difficulty in working with this guy to one counterpart in the HQ. Don’t know how far it gets circulated. But, according to one senior colleague, the HQ people are aware of this guy’s working style. Apparently, all the Admin before me have faced the same situation. The reason he is still retained is that we are unable to find new agent in Labuan yet. So, have to bear with him...GOD HAVE MERCY…*faint*