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R.A.N.D.O.M…

Its weird and yet amazing how a pregnant mommy’s thoughts and thinking process can become so jumbled up. Yesterday I had difficulties spelling the word February. O_o and then how come I am listing out my to do list every day and every week but it never seems to end? I have so many blog drafts i dunno which to complete first too.  Haha, and I am super lethargic with low energy levels.

Every morning, in the lift, is like a kaleidoscope of perfumes.. some pleasant yet some too overwhelming for my liking.  If these different smells can linger so long, I bet the owners intention must be to spray enough to last the whole day.. Anyone wonder before if smell can be an invasion of personal space?

Hubby left for Hong Kong yesterday, he told me to send him a list of items i need and he will help me get them..  I jokingly replied “You mean a Prada wallet also can?” And GUESS WHAT? HE really bought me a Prada wallet!!!! ↖(^▽^)↗Y(^_^)Y↖(^▽^)↗

I had slightly painful tummy cramps on off sometimes it gets regular like 10 to 15 minutes apart until I take a rest.. i been telling hubby to help me out whenever he can cos i am so afraid of premature labour..  but many times or rather, I feel he could have sacrifice his personal time to do more for me.. he did help me just I feel he could have done better.  I am THAT Moody and Greedy now.

Last time before we had KD, hubby said once he arrived, we won’t be able to go out so often and travel already. But we did. Kd also went for 10 overseas holidays in a short span of two years. More than we ever did from the time we were born to adolescence years. And then hubby kept telling me that if we ever have two, we won’t be able to travel and go out like that already and that’s one of the reasons why we took so long to ttc a 2nd child.

Recently, hubby kept repeating to me that when 2nd one is born, we won’t even be going out for meals. Likelihood he will tabao home instead blah blah blah..  -_-///  I think he thinks too far. Seriously we will never know what it’s really like until we get there. And i believe every children is different. We will manage as we go along.. 

I love Kd alot. He is still my baby. Forever cute and perfect in my eyes though i shout at him alot now too..  I must remember to tell him next time that, I become a SAHM not because i am carrying his brother.. but because i really love him so much that i want to spend real quality mother and son time with him. That’s the reason why i don’t even think twice about forgoing the 4 months salary for maternity leave.

Thoughts just kept popping up like above…

I am in nesting mode!! 

What’s in a name? Bizarre names i came across

Linking up with MadPsychMum, I am going to share about some interesting names i came across when i was working part time as a IT technical troubleshooter with SingaporeOne during my schooling days (GOSH! that’s so many years ago!!) as well as interesting names i read on the newspapers before:

Name #1 and #2:

I was stationed in the Computer Training Centre @ the Toa Payoh Library, (where many computers were set up with the aim of teaching the nation on how to use the computer for internet under the SingaporeOne nationwide mass adoption programme). We were calling one of the senior citizen students to clarify the name to print on his Certificate of Completion of the course.

Colleague picked up the phone and dialed.. while waiting she commented “Oh my, i really dunno how i should pronounce the name.. Is it really like Poh Piah as in 薄饼?”

“Hello! We are calling from xxxxxx, Can i speak with Mr Wu Poh Piah please?”

“Oh! He is not in? Can i check who you are? We are going to print out his certificate and would like to clarify his name..”

“You are Wu Bong Piah?! You are his brother?! Huh!! Are you pulling my leg??!”

“So your brother’s name is really Wu Poh Piah??!”

Wu Poh Piah (in hokkien it means Have Spring Roll) and Wu Bong Piah (in hokkien it means Have Bong Piah which is a type of chinese pastry)

Name #3:

Primary school children were also sent to the computer centre set up in the Toa Payoh Library to learn how to use the internet for research. We were suppose to print out their Certificates of Completion immediately after the course and the names that we used for printing are the names the children key in when they log on the systems. Children being children and kids being kids, so for theses classes, we have to do a diligent thorough check through the name lists generated before we print the certificates as many times there are “Superman”, “Spiderman”, “Sponge Bob” and sometimes vulgarities like “CCB” or “LJ” appearing in the class…

There was one day i was looking through the list and i turned very angry thinking how come a 7 year old boy who should be so innocent keyed in something like this!

I stomped into the class angrily, walked to his terminal where he is seating and asked the little boy whom were giggling with his friends, “You think it’s very funny!? Why didn’t you key in your name properly when the instructor told you to!?”

His angelic face and innocent stare back at me made me a little puzzled while I was still very angry… so i turned to his classmates seating beside him and asked “What is the name of your friend here?”

They replied simultaneously “Dick”

(Me thinking to myself…. OMG… so Dick is correct….)

“And what’s his surname?”

They replied simultaneously with innocence again “Long”

(Me: Holy shit!!!!!! The child’s name is really Dick Long!!!!!)

I quickly apologized to the poor boy and ask them to continue with their lessons and rushed out of the classroom immediately….

Seriously, the boy was only 7 years old then.. i really pity him when he grows up and especially when he is in the army…

Name #4:

I read this on the chinese newspaper.. apparently there are some very nice chinese names but when you input the Han Yu Pin Yin name in English on the Identification cards, it sounds very weird when other pronounced the Han Yu Pin Yin Name…

Apparently, there was a lady in Singapore whom her parents gave her a very beautiful name – 游灿蝶 which means very beautiful butterflies… but printed on her NRIC below her Chinese Name in Han Yu Pin Yin was You Can Die. -_-“””””

If I am a nurse and had to help the doctor call for the patients’ names I will be super stress to read out this name… Probably I will call out her NRIC number instead. ;p

Thus i think giving the child a beautiful name is not enough.. you also have to check it’s spelling in dialect and Han Yu Pin Yin!!

Lastly, i also read this on the newpaper: Unique and very rare & bizzare surnames in Singapore: 老 and 死. Can you imagine greeting them 老小姐 or 死先生?? I can’t seem to find both on the online Yellow Pages under residential category now.. Used to flip the book and really saw that very few people with the surnames!!

My January in Summary – Thrilling Roller Coaster Ride

Remember I kick start the new year super well? We went for alms offerings to the monks in the early morning of 1 Jan and then kick start our exciting and full of fun staycation in Sentosa.

My hopes for the new year was that 2013 will be like the way we started it – about giving and sharing, about being contented and grateful, being with and a family full of love and care, having fun in a relaxed and stress free environment and most importantly, being healthy!

Immediately after we came back from our Resort World Sentosa 3d2n staycation, KD started his Nursery days and began his mood swings and tantrums which i patiently overcome.

Now. Here’s what wasn’t blogged down because I was totally not in the mood to do so. I went M.I.A for about two weeks because:

1) My in laws’ Domestic helper was showing her attitude again and really seriously not helping. Seems like once a month, she will pull stunts such as refusing to cook lunch for me and KD. Not washing his milk bottles properly, shouting at me whenever I asked her nicely to do something, talking back in her philippino language after I asked her something… There was one day I was bathing KD halfway and we had a small accident. I shouted for her for help but I end up from me shouting alone to Kd screaming hysterically with me for her name… she finally came to our aid showing that she was very irritated and frustrated. After cleaning KD and dressing him, I went out to see what exactly was keeping her and I was boiling mad to find her painting her toe nails in the late morning!! Tell me how to keep my sanity staying with my in laws and always getting shitty attitude from their Domestic Helper whom I am now facing everyday in my stay at home days for the past 3 months…

2) I fell sick with a sinus infection and had serious drug allergy which caused my mouth to swell and break out in ulcers. It was horrible as I need to juggle Kd alone and needed to see the doctor to reassure me if the drug allergy will cause harm to my baby inside me..

3) Hubby was out of town and helper was showing attitude so she didnt assist me at all.. 27 weeks into my pregnancy and i had to carry KD to the car every morning with our bags even in the rain.. KD is already 16kg+ and it’s really beyond my ability to carry him now in my state. In the end, I developed stomach pains for the whole day till next next morning the very worried me quickly went to visit my Gynae. He was very angry that i didnt visit him the day before and was very worried i might developed into premature labour as I had the same when I was carrying KD.

4) Finally with medication keeping the pain under control, I went to the long waited final vacation for myself (won’t be able to travel for at least the next 2 years with a new born) to Hong Kong, a total of 7 of us, Hubby, KD and I, my parents and my in laws. I changed and toned down the itineraries so the journey was smooth and enjoyable until when we are returning to Singapore. Few hours before our departure, I was rejected by the in town check in and not given my boarding pass. The HKIA staffs made me walked to another terminal to see a doctor to get a certified fit to travel letter that is within 7 days of departure (my own Gynae letter was issued on 5th Jan) then they will issue me with my boarding pass. After seeing the doctor, i had to walk back to the previous terminal to queue for my boarding pass. When it was finally my turn, the staff refused to serve me but asked me to wait till his team leader is back. I had time stand and wait for another ten minutes and when the team leader came, i complained to her why is that such a requirements for a certified fit to travel that’s within 7 days and it was not stated on their website at all? In fact a gynae’s letter is only necessary if it’s 30 weeks pregnant and above. Guess what she replied me? She said no, there is no need for that. My original gynae’s letter is sufficient!!! Then why made me go through the hassle and stress to rush here and there so that I will be in time to board with my 6 other family members?? Aiyo, the mental, emotional and physical stress was enough to leave me hyperventilating! I was so worried I might really developed premature labor and deliver in hk!

So, on this first day of the Chinese New Year, I really hope that the snake year will be smooth sailing, safe, healthy, happy for me and family.. I believe that there are rainbows after storms. Y(^_^)Y

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Herpetophobia

I have Herpetophobia in a confined space.

Herpetophobia: It is an extreme and morbid fear of reptiles or creepy, crawly things, like, snakes, lizards, alligators, etc.

The confined space is in my car.

Since yesterday, I got scared like at least 5 times whenever i opened the car door and found a big brown lizard either resting on the edge of mine or KD’s door within close proximity to my face, on my seat belt or at my seat belt buckle!!

You must understand that i am quite heavily pregnant now and already my heart is working very hard to circulate blood between me and my baby. With the multiple scares within few hours (brought Kd to school, bought groceries, fetched him, brought him for his 3yo development assessment), i can say my heart is super overworked! Already it was beating faster than normal person but my heart was beating extremely fast! BLAME the pregnancy hormones that will make me a lil irrational under intense stress caused by the lizard!

When i first chanced upon it i only got a shock, but i did try to make it fall out my car onto the floor but alas it’s too quick witted for me! As it gets daring and rest on places exactly at the driver seat, i realized i couldn’t concentrate on driving anymore. ~T_T~ I am having phobia at the thought of it suddenly crawling up onto me and I will surely freaked out and lose control of my wheels!

This morning when i bring KD to school, I opened the car doors gingerly, look under two car seats and don’t see it anywhere. So, I thought it had decided to leave me for good! Phew!

Kiasu me went to buy the lizard traps just to play safe. While placing the lizard trap, suddenly it appeared just right in front of my face again! Geez! I won’t be able to live past another day like this!

Quickly called my in laws helper down and together we managed to chased it out of the car after many minutes.  Finally i can phew and relax! And thus here to share my very exciting and thrilling day of my life!

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P/s: I will definitely look back and laugh at myself! I can’t believe i actually became so obsessed and affected because i am a mom!!! Luckily KD is still a little young to know i am afraid! I still wanna maintain my “I am his super mommy” impression!

What a clown!

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There are days when I simply don’t know what to do with KD! He will do something which will not make my blood boil anymore, but made me really feel “Gosh! I am really very tired of this!”.

The above is one example of days when he throws tantrums and is difficult to handle.

And so happened that this was the day I had slight fever and seen doctor but had drug allergy that caused my mouth to swell and break out with so many ulcers. My airways was inflamed, thus I don’t even have the strength to scream at him.

But I guess this is something that I will show to him in future. And probably force him to show on his wedding day. :p