Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Blowing Raspberries

I usually blow raspberries on Julian's tummy and guess WHAT!!! Today he blew them back on my thigh!!!!! OMG! It's amazing!
And he's got 2 wee teeth now (bottom ones) and we've started brushing his teeth morning and night.
I know it's been ages but work has been crazy and I've even started not going to the gym anymore cos there's just not enough hours in the day!!!
We also started co-sleeping with Julian in the bed so it's easier to breastfeed him at night. Yup! Still going at it! Exclusively is possible but I've been giving him a mixture of 1 ounce formula and 2.5oz expressed breast milk - just to get him used to the taste in case I run short again.......which seems to kinda be happening again now and the fenugreek and stinging nettle which worked a charm before, isn't quite so successful this time around. But I really really believe that the more water I take in, the more milk I can produce - so here's a 'yeah right!' to all those websites out there who told me, erroneously that drinking more liquids isn't going to help my milk production!!!! And expressing every 2 hours!
I have so far missed 1 night with Julian when I went on the office teambuilding event to the Mines Hotel - the night of Sept 10th.

Remember that No Problem Lasts Forever

Sunday, July 31, 2011

A couple of new pics


Yeah it's been crazy and I've been neglectful. So much has been happening, well more with the baby than with me per say cos I've been SWAMPED.AT.WORK but still for a first-time mum, what happens to the baby happens to me.

I've been really greedy too, eating nasi lemak for breakfast lots and not getting full with just one portion of lunch, I am sated of course but not stuffed full which I used to be before. Am still losing weight though.

The baby started turning back and forth with gusto in July, started being able to really sit up almost completely unsupported recently, tried fish and even chicken porridge now, also avocado, peach.I swear I heard him call me mama just yesterday!

Oh yeah, because he can sit up better now, easier to bathe in the bath cos ewer can her him to sit up so we can wash his back.

Still breastfeeding, even though he's started preferring solids over milk now these past two three weeks, which is the wrong timing, cos image just got my milk back in end June. Julian doesn't wanna lay down in our arms for a feed; somehow he is ok with laying on the bed to feed though, also a new phenomenon cos I've never really been comfortable doing that, except since the start of july cos he's bigger and that just makes it easier.

Ooh, he's also started sleeping on his side, seems of love doing that and is really comfortable doing that. Which is great cos it's much cooler for him, or else his head sweats SO MUCH!

His poo has changed so much too! Looks like adult poo now, coming out in strips, ha ha.He's definitely more regular now than in May or June when he went a few days without poo, longest being in May I believe with 6 days being the record.Even now I think he's got to learn how to push the poo out.

I've been so busy and tired that I haven't even really been recording stuff in my baby diary. Mum told me the other day that we can get started with no.2 when Julian's one cos then we'll new in time for a little dragon! Ha ha.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011


I am super beautiful!


I drew on waterproof purple eye liner, curled my lashes, applied mascara with no mishaps and then added some smokey shadow (very littlelah cos I don’t really know how to do that). And oh yeah, I’m wearing grey coloured contacts.



Monday, June 27, 2011

Congratulations and Happy Birthday!

To Szup and Coen David respectively!
One of my dearest friends just have birth on Tuesday to her second son. He is adorable and she is a trooper!
Love to both of them and cheers to the entire family!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

No Words....


I’m crying. I just read in The Star about the 2 year old little girl who fell into a tub of water and drowned in her nursery. I saw the photo of her mother carrying her out of the clinic, her little body covered by a cloth but I spy her arm, discoloured and blue. The paragraph where it says (and I paraphrase), “The mother, uncontrollably distraught, carries her child out of the clinic and rushes into a waiting van” sets me off. I do not see how any mother can recover something like that. The little arm, the picture of grief on the mother’s face, the way the child lies over her mother’s shoulder - the way she would have in the morning the last time her mother carried her, alive.


I can’t bring myself to say no one is at fault. Why is the tub filled with water anyway when no one was using it? Why did the nursery guardians not take adequate measures of care and attention when they know they are dealing with precocious, inquisitive children, children who are helpless and naïve ….and innocent. Dead. Dead means gone forever, never to be warm again and held lovingly over and over again in parents’ arms. Dead means no more laughing, no more giggling, the child has no future, no wedding, no children of her own.


Dead sometimes means the mother dies too.

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Insightful and Necessary but Effective?

Just read Zainah Anwar's column in The Star today "Same actors, same old script". I love her writing and think her comments and ideas make a whole lot of sense although I do think the title should read "Different actors, same old script".

So many people have come and gone saying the same thing, Malays and otherwise, but these articles have always been the words of a minority who appear on page 19 of a paper once in a while, while insidious, incorrect, inflammatory gossip hog headlines any day of the week.It's come to a point where I'm sure hardworking honest Malaysians just read the news and go on with living their lives. I, for one feel that no real change will come about. I don't believe change will come anytime soon.The current ministers make a mockery of their position and the citizens who elected them into office. Same old, same old.

It will take a very brave man or woman leader or leaders, a courageous, unified populace, ready for change and willing to stand on their own two feet for a genuine, lasting paradigm shift.

I don't think it will happen in my lifetime which is why Talent Corporation or no, if there is a chance of a less selfish, more equal life for my son elsewhere, I'd try out in a second.

Hence the title of this post, all these mature thoughts are necessary and definitely insightful, but effective? I'm afraid not.

Too bad.

Friday, June 03, 2011

Bad Food Galore

Just recently, we tried out The Blue Cow Café at Plaza Damas which was highlighted in the papers for burgers that were out of this world. We also ventured into The Cookbook at Sunway Giza. Actually that one was a second visit. So here are our reviews of these two eateries.


The Blue Cow Café was a little below expectations. We couldn’t get past how the food and the décor and the waiters all didn’t seem to gel. There was just something off about the entire environment. The waiters weren’t very helpful or maybe they just didn’t know their food; I saw a girl in the kitchen (open to public viewing mind you) using her hands when building a burger, I later saw the same girl go off to the freezer and used the same pair of hands (yeah, she only had one pair!) to open and close the freezer door as well as handle all sorts of Tupperware containers. There was a giant refrigerator stuck all over with Tiger beer stickers whilst the wallpaper and wall treatments didn’t scream cheap coffeeshop. A simple visit to the place will have you wondering the same thing – did I wander into a meat house that is just using an-ex restaurant locale while it looks for its own home???


Foodwise, I did not enjoy my lamb burger. I like my lamb and this burger was most definitely a disappointment – it wasn’t lamby in the least. I could taste a mish mash of items but not really any lamb. Hubby had a bite and liked it but when he had to finish the rest of my burger, finally understood my disappointment. His dish was the Pork Platter – the bacon was wondrous but that’s about itlah.


Overall, the place left me wondering what the reviewer was talking about. We paid a lot of money for nothing much by way of good food. It’s a no no for me on a return visit – we don’t actually award it the Sakae Award for suckiness but it won’t get a Recommend that’s for sure.


And now, for The Cookbook. This was actually a second visit because my parents were visiting and my mum mentioned that the place had been reviewed in the papers. Ok, after our experience there that night, I should treat all reviews in the papers with high suspicion. In fact, perhaps the moment an establishment is reviewed in the paper, it should scream ‘AVOID AVOID AVOID’ to me!


The first time we visited The Cookbook, I didn’t like it. I have a genuine dislike for places selling coffeeshop hawker fare for high prices. And what’s worse is when they don’t even do it as well as the old men and women out there sloggin away in non-airconditioned kopitiams. The only thing this place was good for to me, was their novel way of decorating the café and presenting their food.


By the way, DO NOT have the Homemade Sour Plum drink – yowzers!


This second time around that we were there, out of 4 dishes ordered, only 1 was good – however, everything was too salty! The worst thing is that my poor mother struggled through her Dry Curry Noodles for so long telling everyone it was salty til we actually tried it. It was unbelievable! I mean there is salty and then there is The Cookbook’s salty! YIKES!


When we referred it to the manager, he took it back and brought back a new plate – but this time without the chicken rolls that come with the dish. Hmmmm….if you’re going to replace a dish, it’s only professional if you replace the entire dish, not half a dish! And he tried to offer a lame excuse that at the end of the day, the sediment of the curry was more salty. Ummm….a chef who valued his name and his job would never allow that to happen. If that was acceptable, that means if I go to Shangri-La’s Chinese Restaurant at the end of the day, I would have to accept bad food??


The manager further went on to say that he had had a lot of orders for the dish that night and we were the only ones who complained. THAT really got JH’s goat! It was error piled upon error – replacing the dish half-assed was bad enough, now it was compounded with a lame excuse for the poor quality of the food and then aggravated further by an employee telling the customer he was basically wrong. And to top it all off, the cherry on the shit cake – the new dish had mee as bland as dishwater.


Caveat emptor if you’re trying out The Cookbook at Sunway Giza – the wait staff is inefficient (don’t even get me started on how they didn’t know how to give us proper utensils etc), the food is mediocre at best, the manager is lousy and customer service is atrocious. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!


We felt so badly about it that we were about to rename ‘The Sakae Award’ with ‘The Cookbook….NOT’ award!


Thursday, June 02, 2011

Facebook Map of The World

I know I’m half a year too late but I blame it on being on maternity leave and not wanting to do anything else but look at my baby. J


Just found out about Paul Butler’s Facebook Map of The World – it’s such a cool idea and I am most definitely taken with the kind of person that does this kind of things! I mean, I would never think of doing it, never be able to do it and even if I did think of doing it and starting, I wouldn’t guarantee being able to work it out to the end. (Shit, I sound sad!)


So anyway, I love the fact that someone got such an interesting thing done and just want to point out that I might as well be in China or Brazil for all the Facebook connections I make! J



The map of the world, drawn by Facebook data structuring intern Paul Butler using connections between 10 million Facebook friends, is interesting enough in itself until you realize that all of the country borders are entirely drawn using Facebook friend connections too. Even if the world was dark and totally unmapped, Facebook could produce a remarkably good approximation of most of its continents’ boundaries, and even the borders of some countries.

It still took some clever math. Butler explains how he did it:

I defined weights for each pair of cities as a function of the Euclidean distance between them and the number of friends between them. Then I plotted lines between the pairs by weight, so that pairs of cities with the most friendships between them were drawn on top of the others. I used a color ramp from black to blue to white, with each line’s color depending on its weight. I also transformed some of the lines to wrap around the image, rather than spanning more than halfway around the world.

Later I replaced the lines with great circle arcs, which are the shortest routes between two points on the Earth. Because the Earth is a sphere, these are often not straight lines on the projection.

What really struck me, though, was knowing that the lines didn’t represent coasts or rivers or political borders, but real human relationships. Each line might represent a friendship made while travelling, a family member abroad, or an old college friend pulled away by the various forces of life.

Note the lack of definition in China and Russia, and the relative hole in Brazil. As we explained in a recent post, these countries are among the world’s last holdouts in having dominant social networking sites other than Facebook. (QZone, VKontakte, and Orkut, respectively.)

Accents I Love

Am listening to my radio on my phone! (I LOVE my phone!!!!!!) Tuned in to Country stations of course! And it hits me with a pang, how I miss hearing a native English speaker’s accent when they speak English. Now that I work with a local company, I’ve had virtually ZERO chance of speaking to a mat salleh. And I miss it man.

Skin Clinic

I just recently went to visit Sachdev Skin Clinic located along Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman. Parking is hell but his medications are superb!


I had been having a recurrent upper lip thingy – the skin was very dry and flaky and recently when I started peeling at it, there would be spots of blood. Strange thing is that it set in without any warning about a month ago, would visit like Aunt Flo, leave for a few days and visit again! Didn’t even dare kiss baby in case it was something fungal – I also wondered if I was starting a cold sore at first… which point hubby may start to ask how and where on hell I would have contracted something like that all of a sudden! J Phew then since the doc assured me it wasn’t anything of that sort.


I applied the gel cream he gave 3 times and now it’s nearly all gone. Cost me RM100 though!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Julian is EATING!

Yeay! Time has really flown and my baby's almost 6 months and eating his solids! We started him on a Minolac Step 1 (4 months and above) sample which we got at a baby fair. It tastes quite good and Daddy finished what Julian couldn't. He took about 2 spoonfuls worth I guess.....but alot of it ended up on tissues.
Fil said Julian did very good though - not much wastage, lots of enjoyment and smiling and big doe-eyed looks of wonder at this group of 8 adults watching him while he learns how to eat! Hahahahah - we got a video and had lots of celebratory shouts of 'Yeay' and applause!
Julian's first solids! On 28 May 2011 at 7pm.
I love you Babe.
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Friday, May 27, 2011

Scotty McHotty!

I knew he would win as per my theory of how they 'choose' winners.

To recap, usually they pick the second best to win cos then the AI franchise can work their wheels and the best singer/entertainer, being second, is free of rigid commitments and can make the powers that be lots of money.

In this year's case, McHotty, being a one genre singer, whilst being sexy good, is clearly more limiting in potential marketing, opportunities and genres than Lauren. (purely from the sheer number of types of music Lauren can sing as compared to Scotty).

And so Scotty would be no worse for wear being tied to AI while Lauren was the more flexible, and therefore, more easily marketable and as such, more attractive, candidate for music producers!

I was going to post my prediction and theory but a lack of time leads me to doing this now at 4am.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

RE: Testing


WoW! It works! SO COOL!!!! Now I can definitely blog more, since my problem usually is being lazy to power up the laptop (running on Vista therefore, takes forever to boot up) and then blog….


KUDOS Blogger!



To see if email blogging works….

Monday, May 02, 2011

Rosemary Bites @ Aman Suria

We'd been here for the American Breakfast once before, found it yummylicious, however, the next few times we came by, aiyaks! Always close!! Why???

So, recently, I bought 2 meals there via Milk A Deal and wow was it ever a DEAL! It was RM14.90 for a Soup and Garlic Bread, Columbus Lamb Chop and Lemonade. I had bought the deal sometime in March and only just went last night. We arrived early for dinner - 6pm to avoid the rush and was it the best decision ever! We were the first in the restaurant but it soon filled up veryvery nicely.

We spoke a little bit with the owner and discovered that Breakfast is no longer served cos nobody in that area seems to do American Breakfasts! They kinda all go to Kayu around the corner. But boy, do I miss that, eggs, bacon, sausages, toast and butter Mmmmkkk! And coffee by Illy I think!

So anyway, back to dinner last night - the Wild Mushroom Soup was great - made fresh with a variety of mushrooms and you can tell it's not Campbell's by the colour, the texture, it's authentic home made soup, quite thick though JH preferred it thicker, it was a bit salty to the tongue but yum all the way. The owner also was kind enough to recommend and allow us to change one soup for the Pumpkin Soup of the Day. Oh my god! I never do Pumpkin Soup but this was to die for! It was sweet and textured and felt awesome on the tongue and in the tummy! MUST TRY!

Then came our Lamb - good sized portions for the deal we paid for with a side of salad and good fries. Now these are the big fries which I usually don't like - I like my fries thin like McD's but these were just hot enough, crisp on the outside, fluffy on the inside! Even when I'd finished my meat and ate the fries cold, they were still being forked into my mouth. How does one make even cold fries taste good? And the mushroom sauce that went with the lamb was very nice too - the lamb at first, I thought was a bit tough but I still tasted the tenderness nearer to the centre of the cut (think it's the cut that made it a little tougher) and the juices still ran. JH thinks it's the best lamb he's had. I'm sure I have had better but can't remember where and this one at Rosemary Bites passes the test nicely especially at the menu price of RM19.90.... (I think).

We also desperately wanted to try some more so ordered an old classic that is very important to us - Fish and Chips. We managed to try mash instead of Chips since we already had a taste of that. And it was ok - not perfect but ok and JH who's palate has probably tasted like 90% of the world's Fish and Chips thought it was good enough.

The place itself is nicely made up to resemble somewhere in the US - to me actually it looks kinda like a Mexican Canteena. hahahahah's made up but not too much so it's got a nice feel of me being able to be comfortable there in my shorts and sandals reading the mags and enjoying the music. There are enough tables and chairs but they aren't all squished up together and the lighting is soft and cosy. It really feels like the neighbourhood coffeeshop to me where if it expanded and had another store full of armchairs and sofas, it would be like Central Perk from Friends.

The service is excellent, the waiters are proactive, friendly, informative and not overly familiar or hovering all the time asking if every single drop of water is alright.....and the weirdest thing I need to call out is the fact that they've got loads of new magazines - like it's May now, and they have the May editions! Hahahhaha - SUPER COOL!!!!

Rosemary Bites is THE place to visit and revisit - the menu is simple but there's enough to go around......Ironically there are 3 American places all on the same row of shophouses, Betty's Midwest Kitchen is one and Kalamazoo is another. Both kinda suck for me - the first cos of the not too good food and sour faced proprietor, the second cos of the small portions and big prices. Rosemary Bites presents the perfect balance between great tasting food and ambience and price - heck, even if they raised their prices a bit I would still go back! (BUT don't do it, cos I hate it when a place gets big and then they get too big for their boots!)


I Vote for Scotty and Lauren

It's true this season's American Idol features the best of the best - there should be a final season where they bring together all those who were fantastic who didn't win - for example - Melinda Doolittle, remember her? And another one is Diana Degarmo - they could also bring back Jennifer Hudson but I don't seem to like her music now - her albums all don't appeal to me.

But for now, my vote's for Scotty and Lauren - I am sure somebody is going to whip up stories about them being teenage sweethearts - that guy Scotty - so young but boy can he flirt! When he sings and holds his head that way and makes his eyes those limpid pools that seem to only see YOU....and then curl his lip abit....hahahahahhaha! Not that I'm susceptible to his charms - I'm a happily married woman!

And Lauren - gets prettier everyday....they first thought they'd make her edgy and rocker but then decided to go down the other path of pretty young girl with a touch of class and elegance - Beautiful! And she sounds good too!
I hate Haley, I think Jacob has lost his magic and James,.....well, gotta give it to James lah, he does sound ok. Who else is left? I think Paul McDonald should have been kept on while Jacob should have left in his place. I think it was a shame Casey left - he sounds wonderful and he takes great risks with his music and with himself. I don't know why the last week's song didn't get him through, I loved it!

What A Difference A Laugh Makes!

Today is the Labour Day May 1 holiday - it's a Monday and I am home alone with my son. He's past 4 months old now and a regular little firespark. He smiles, babbles, laughs and throws tantrums like there's no tomorrow. He seems to have quite a temper - I guess I can't really expect any different knowing myself and his father :) Last night, he was asleep when the thunder rolled and he woke up howling - not cos he was afraid but he was adamantly angry that the thunder had disrupted his sleep! He kicked up a big old fuss - I was out to dinner but that's what Mother In Law reported. By the time I got back, he had been placated, pleaded with, pacified, fed and rocked to an uneasy sleep - all of which resulted in failure except for sleep.

But then lo and behold, when I look over him and smile, he opens his eyes and smiles back! Everyone is astonished by the change in behaviour - yes, this is how children behave with their mothers and somehow, it makes it all worth it.

I feel I have been remiss at capturing some of Julian's moments. We don't own a video camera but have been taking some pictures on camera and on phone. And I do keep a diary of how he progresses.....but time flies so fast and he changes almost instantaneously. I'm not even home during the work day to see what he does!

Now it seems, he loves being lifted up into the air by his armpits - he laughs so cheekily and with such abandon - I WILL have to take a picture of it. Also, one week ago, I discovered he also enjoys being sucked (with loud noises, mind you) in the crook of his neck......When you turn him around, his mouth is open in a big O of silent merriment! Only this morning, he had awakened and was talking to himself for quite some time - what sounded like perhaps 2-3 sentences.....I was sitting up in bed, just listening to him when his dad asks, "Did you hear that??" from under the blanket. I did indeed and I would pay anything to hear it again. So today, he is in a talkative mood - babbling away to the TV, to me and to his fingers..... :)

He's getting a big big for his baby bath already so I've gotta look at the next step and also gotta start preparing the safety gate and think about where he can learn to crawl now....The biggest thing I worry about is the dog and dog hair downstairs.....and also the fact that his maternal grandparents don't see him all that frequently. I really wish for them to have a close loving relationship...

My friend just asked me via email today, how is my life, aside from Julian....I don't know how to respond - my life aside from Julian? Sounds tacky but there isn't much aside from Julian; or at least I feel that way - there's work - which is going well since I am now working on a new product and have more avenues and opportunities to show creativity and a supportive boss who allows me to take risks and teaches me lessons.....there is gym - where I'm trying to be disciplined and go 3 times a week, I would love to go and try out a group exercise class, and am finishing up on my introductory personal training classes - how do I tell my personal trainer that I am not going to spend another RM4k on lessons with him???, there is singing - which is great once a week though my biggest hurdle is getting over the mindset that I'm not good cos that's holding me back even while my vocal teacher keeps telling me every week that I have the talent, and most importantly, there is family - my husband, my parents, my sister, my parents in law and of course Julian falls into this category - I mean, Julian isn't a category in and of himself - hehehehheeeeee.....So, of course, I don't have as much time as before with hubby and of course I don't have as much mall time and weekend easy peasy let's just go activities and of course, I don't go back home to Penang as much anymore.....because yes, it's true - the little one DOES take up a lot of time and alot of EFFORT - make no mistake. But when I tell you it's worth it, it's worth it.

No other mother will be able to explain what that means 'It's worth it!', and I can't myself cos language has not yet created a word or even words deep enough or broad enough to encompass and convey the emotions you feel.

Daddy is also feeling it now, I can tell - his most telling sentence - 'It feels good to know I'm coming home to wife and child'.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

My Drain Cover is a Lilliputian Head

which basically means, my hairfall rate is through the roof! It's scary to see the trail of hair strands my head leaves....especially when hair is wet. Yucks! My drain cover was a GIANT lilliputian head about 3 weeks ago and now it's become just a normal sized head....It's so bad, I actually cut my hair! So now it's a short short bob!

(It's true - the Chinese saying - when you baby starts blowing bubbles with his saliva, your hair will start to drop) I just hope it knows when to say 'When!!!!'.

Also, I don't think I boasted about this but I achieved pre-pregnancy weight by the time my 3-month maternity leave was up. Now I'm just looking forward to more weight loss to achieve my dream weight....8 more kgs to go!


Aiya, so many things I wanted to say and now when I actually have Blogger in front of me, I can't remember a single thing!

Oh yeah, there was a joke my sis told me - whenever one gets new work to complete - hit the DEL button - DELEGATE! HEhehahahahhahaah

Ummm...let's see, I don't have time to do anything much now except watch the baby. Think I'm going through Mall Withdrawal Symptoms! It's been ages since I've actually spent a whole day in the mall like I used to, even JH misses it I think......NOT! Muahahahahhaha....

There seems to be so little time in the day....even to write blog posts...ok, I can't seem to get the juice, shall stop here. and live to write another day. ....byeeee....

Friday, April 15, 2011

American Idol 10

I love Scotty and surprise there since I'm a Country & Western fan...but seriously this year's contestants were all pretty good. I don't feel much for James too - very Adam Lambert but his singing and songs sound the same all the time - the same went for Pia whom, I feel, the public couldn't really relate to - she seems quite cold on stage....and so has left.

I don't understand why Stefano's still there - a voice that's good though common.

I wonder who will be last man standing - Scotty? Lauren? James? Please please- not James!!! Not Stefano!!! Jacob's last latest song Bridge Over Troubled Water was good but the ones before also all sounded same......OKlah, Scotty also sings the same songs, in the same style with the same facial expressions lah......But I love him - SO THERE!


Do threats work? Or bribes?

Friday, March 18, 2011


Yeay for Milk A Deal - so far I've bought vouchers for mani pedis as well as set lunch for two. So cool!
MilkADeal and Groupon are just two services in Malaysia who are channels for commercial businesses to advertise their services and wares at discounted prices to encourage traffic flow to their outlets.

The first voucher I bought was for a Mani Pedi RM35 for a service that was 'worth' RM75 at Jac and Jans. Buyer beware though - if I had Googled Jac and Jans, I may have found out that they are an old hair salon near Jake's at Bukit Damansara and their Mani Pedi was performed by 2 old Indonesian women who probably wash hair at the salon. My friend and I were asked, not very politely or useful-ly, to sit in any of the hair styling seats....since we weren't sure where the nail activity centre was, we thought we were being asked to sit on the bench to wait cos we sure as heck couldn't see any nail 'chairs' with the sinks and stuff. Lo and behold, yeah, sit at the hairstyling chairs and two women carried out some nail baths that looked like they were bought 5th hand and caked with dirt and yucky stuff. Mine had a strand of hair in it. I pointed it out to my old woman and she said, "Oh, only 1 strand!" to which I replied, "Yeah, well it ain't mine and I don't want it curling around my feet!". Guffaw!

Needless to say the expertise is not there and my friend had a crooked French Mani. Colours to choose from were sorely lacking and there weren't any dryers. My friend got some hairdryer time on her fingers though. Oh by the way, there is a Chinese woman there whose face could curdle milk!!!!

We were just so glad to get outta there! I didn't even wait til my nails were dry - we were off to an almost just-as-bad lunch at nearby Victoria Station.

Don't even get me started on that - my lamb was inedible - I WILL NOT GO TO VICTORIA STATION EVER AGAIN!

Now I am NOT dissing MilkADeal, I think it's great but it would be even better if the staff got free services for each promotion that is being offered and they get to decide if the promo is genuine and some comments by the team can be inserted for the unsuspecting public to decide if they wanna spend hard-earned money buying. For example, my comment for the Jacs and Jans service would be:

A simple amateurish service with limited colours performed in a hair salon environment. For RM35, don't expect much and you won't be disappointed.

Friday, March 11, 2011

True Fitness

Guess What! I joined True Fitness again! With a Gym Buddy! Yeah, the last time (like yearsss ago), I joined with 2 gym buddies who flaked out on me! But now, I am serious and I hope Gym Buddy (YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE) is too! So exciting!

I am back to pre-pregnancy weight but hope to lose some more to my ideal weight cos god knows I wasn't ideal to begin with....hahahhahaha.....And the thing is I do actually enjoy using the gym. I may not always enjoy getting up the willpower to GO to the gym especially when it's early in the morning or raining...but I enjoy using it for sure! The toned muscles and sleeker body all make me feel mucho proud. I love the elliptical and I love using the weight machines too....the only thing I hate in the gym is the treadmill! Hahahahhahaha.....So, here's raising a glass (of water) to my 2 year gym membership!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Great shows on TV

I mean Astro of course! I just caught the first few episodes of 'The Big C' starring Laura Linney and I think it's great! I think she makes the character extremely believable and she has just the right look (Casting Director - good job!) of hope and sadness and she looks just like the woman next door, the Jane on the street who could be struck with cancer. Bottomline, she encapsulates the outer as well as inner images of a woman with cancer.

I also really like the new 'American Idol Season 10' - didn't think I would cos I never really liked Jennifer Lopez but hey, she and Steven Tyler are really good judges! They bring a cool and knowledgeable camaraderie to the set. I never thought Paula Abdul had the chops to be a judge on a singing show (I mean, she knows how to sing???  Dance yes, sing no), never did like Kara DiGuordi (don't even care enough to check if I spelled her name right), Ellen Degeneres geez, even worse - Ryan Seacrest did mention to Oprah that she brought the viewer's or participant's perspective but how can a judge on a Singing Show not even have any singing experience???? So yeah, the new line up is good - I do miss Simon Cowell but less and less now. Hhahahahaha.....

And last but definitely not least - so far, I have watched probably like 2 full episodes of 'The Biggest Loser'. I got very upset when every time I switched the TV on, all that seemed to be showing was this terrible show which bore no relevance to my life, was ironic at the very least that so many couch potatoes were watching other couch potatoes try to lose weight - probably while munching popcorn and guzzling soda.....and suddenly lo and behold, one day I happened on 'Losing It with Jilian'. I, of course, know her from the former show and thought, wow! what's so great about her that she got her own spin-off??? And upon watching it, I can understand - the lady is good looking and buff and has got enough charisma and balls to pull off the persona she has on the show - she can berate you til the high heavens and all you wanna do is show her you can do what she wants you to do!

So there - the fruits of my maternity leave! :)

Monday, January 03, 2011

This is Our Baby!!!!!!

Introducing Baby Boy Julian

At 11 days of Life (as the Pediatrician says it)