My boy is on stage!!

November 23, 2009

ZM used to be a very shy boy. And actually he still is a shy boy. But on 14 November 2009, he performed on stage for his Speech and Drama class! They have been practising for a few weeks already for this performance. The title of his group was Paradesia which was all about seaside.

For his performance, I had to buy him a set of Hawaiian (beach wear) clothes. Actually he only needs the pants but due to his small size, there isn’t any pants suitable for him, so I ended up buying the whole set. Boys are supposed to be barechested and barefooted. A lei was provided for each students in his group. He is one of the youngest among his friends in his group. So, I did not expect much from him too. All I asked for is for him to enjoy himself and increase his self -esteem.

He did enjoyed himself very much! At least he did not have any stage fright! ZD and myself was there to support him as hubby was away for work. I brought along my camera to capture his stage performance. I can’t say that he performed well, but at least he has given his best. I am proud of him! He kept watching his video over and over again at home.

Last week was the final week of his class. I asked him if he wanted to continue with this program and he said YES! To think back the first few weeks when I enrolled him in this program, he cried badly. I guess, he now knows that this program is really fun and whatmore, no homeworks are given! I gladly paid his fees for next year and hope that he will become a confident young boy.

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Nice Hubby

November 21, 2009

Yesterday, I was too lazy and does not have any mood to work. It was only approximately 9.45am. I called hubby and told him that. He said: ok, anywhere do you wish to go? Hahaha…. he is so understanding…. then I kept thinking if I have anywhere to go. After a while, i could not think of a place to go. So, I gave up and got back to work.

Shortly, I received a SMS from hubby. Guess what he said? “Want to eat klang bak kut teh?” What? I said! I called him quickly and asked if he is serius. He said he is absolutely serius. He said it is not a really long journey. I said YES immediately.

He came back and pick me and ZD at 11.30am. We went to klang with ZD taking short nap in the car. He woke up just in time to savour our delicious lunch.  We ordered a claypot of pai kuat bakkut teh, a plate of steam beancurd and yau tiu with a pot of hot chinese tea. It cost us approximately RM35 for all we had. What a wonderful lunch! After lunch, hubby suggested to try the famous cendol too.  I agree although I could not eat it as I am still coughing. We found the shop and ordered a bowl of cendol and a plate of rojak.

After our food journey, its time for us to go back. I believe we will have more of these food journey! 🙂

Halloween……..

October 30, 2009

Since Holloween is coming,  I have shown my 2 boys photos of carved pumpkins. They kind of  like it and I suggested that we carve one out. They were very happy and wanted to go pumpkin hunting. Last weekend, we went to KLCC to do some shopping for hubby. We took the opportunity to visit Cold Storage for pumpkins. Too bad, they only have less than 5 pumpkins and they were very expensive! I guess  its because its an imported product, it carries a high price.

So, we decided to get ourself a local pumpkin instead. I told hubby that Jusco has a lots of pumpkin but he decided against going to Jusco as the traffic jam is bad and getting a parking lot at that hour is difficult. So, in the end, we decided to vist Tesco instead. We went there and did some grocery shopping and at last, finding the suitable pumpkin. Tesco really does not have that much of pumpkin to choose, but at least better than Cold Storage.

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ZM and I choose the right local pumpkin and we were very satisfied with the price! It cost us less than RM3 for the pumpkin! What a bargain! All of us left Tesco with a satisfied smile. At least better than getting the imported pumpkin, although the colour of local pumpkin is not really that nice.

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We did not start carving until yesterday night. Hubby did the carving. ZM and ZD helped to scoop ou the seeds. They had fun. In the end, we lid a candle in the pumpkin after the carving was done. They were happy!!!! Yeah!

ZM the dish washer

October 19, 2009

I have been trying to train my kids to be help out the daily house chores. All these while, I have been getting ZM to wash the small and little things which are none greasy like his cups or plates. Recently, I have upgraded him to wash the greasy dishes. He has been doing good, I can say.

He eats slowly during mealtime at times and he would be the last person to leave the table. This makes a good opportunity for me to get him to wash his own dishes. As most of the dishes by other family members has been washed, the only dishes left are his own and only a few others. I showed him the way to deal with detergent soap.

He seems to be doing good so far by not breaking any dishes yet. And I could not push him always to wash as it might backfire and he will never do the dishes. I am going slowly as I am exposing him to house chores. So far, he can help me to hang clothes, fold clothes, mop the floor and wash the dishes now. I will try to introduce more slowly……. I just don’t want him to turn up like his father who never lifted a finger as my MIL has very traditional rules that only girls must do house chores….. 🙂

Just an update after a real long break

October 15, 2009

Its been a very very long time I did not update this blog of mine. Yes,  I have found a new job. Its again in recruitment line and I get to work from home too. This comes with a disadvantage too! The salary is pathetic too! Anyhow, I felt grateful as I get to to work. I plan to go back to full time working in a proper office next year when ZD goes to school. I sure indeed need the money to put them in school. Hopefully I can get a proper job by then.

Each day now, I have been search the newspaper and internet for jobs that might be suitable for me. But unfortunately, there are really not much position for me. As I am already that old and my working experience are not great, I don’t have a nich market to target. All I hope for is to get a job and support my family.

Another reason why I did not blog is that I am hooked with Facebook. I kept playing games in FB. It is addictive! Each day, I would spend some time going into FB to play. Hehehe….. bad mommy….

ZM and ZD are fine……. Both are still as naughty as ever, ZD being the more naughty and cheekier than his brother. Nowadays, bedtime are getting more difficult. Usually, they will have a story before lights are off. Normally, after the story, they would quitely go to sleep. Nowadays, after the stories, they would chat and disturb each other and would not sleep. Hubby and and have to practically scold them to get them back to sleep.

ZM…..

August 12, 2009

ZM is really a grown up boy now. He knows how to take care of other people’s feeling. The other day while having dinner with my parents, again the 2 boys made me a little angry. Half way throughout the dinner, ZM shared some of his food with me. First thought that comes to my mind was that he does not want to eat it and gave it to me. But I asked him why is he sharing his food with me. He said “Mommy, I wanted you to be happier since you were so angry just now.” Aww….. I was so touched. I told him that I was no longer angry.

Some times when I get angry over ZD, ZM would come to me and said “Mommy, calm down, calm down………” Hahaha…. he is imitating me now…… I used it on him too. He would advice me not to get angry with ZD and slowly teach him instead of punishing him……. what a boy!

He is turning 5 years old next month, but yet I feel is he much older, in another word, mature. I guess being the elder child, it comes with responsibility and it makes you grow up faster. Compared with his brother, he is the better child. But nonetheless, I love both of them dearly.

TTDI Park

August 10, 2009

Last Saturday after ZM’s Speech and Drama class, we went to a nearby park for a picnic. I have heard of this park a few times already but never had to chance to visit. We have actually planned to visit this park quite some time ago, but due to the Influenza A H1N1 virus, we have postpone it until now.

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A tortoise on getting a sun tan.

 This park has many monkeys and they are not afraid of people, I’ve heard. But the day that we went, I only saw a few. Probably its a little hot and there is a fuction on going. But there are plenty of tortoise and fishes in the lake. We brought along some bread to feed them. Tortoise being tortoise, are really slow. When ZM and ZD threw bread into the lake, the fishes snaps it up before the tortoise could go near it. Most of the time, it was the fishes who gets the bread. No wonder the size of the fishes are bigger while the tortoise are still small in size. ZM and ZD had a pool of fun feeding the fishes and tortoises until the bread are insufficient! I guess we need to bring more bread the next visit to this park.

A monley looking for food

A monley looking for food

Feeding the fishes and tortoises

Feeding the fishes and tortoises

Once finish feeding, we headed to to a small stream down the park. The stream is really small and shallow. There are already a few families there. We quickly find a good spot and bring out our fishing nets. We brought 3 nets and 2 containers to put the fishes into. Other families have already having fun fishing. We wasted no time and go into the stream. Hubby showed the way and taught ZM and ZD how to catch those fishes. Boy, those fishes are really smart and fast! They ran away so fast before we could catch them! I had a try and it was difficult! We tried different method to catch them and most of the time, it was hubby who manage catch fishes. But anyhow, ZM and ZD did had lots of fun!

Trying to catch those smart fishes

Trying to catch those smart fishes

 

My boys in full concentration

My boys in full concentration

Time flies and it was almost 1.30pm. We had to stop them from fishing. I am hungry. We brought sandwishes, choclate and Yakult. The boys then had a change of clothes as they were wet when fishing. They are so eager to come back again. I am in favor of coming back too! This park is fun. I have also brought along a pair binoculars and a magnifying glass. But have yet got the time to use them. The boys had also forgotten about them as it was ZM’s idea to bring it along. I guess this would be our next trip’s agenda.

ZM’s hurt

August 6, 2009

Yesterday morning as usual, I brought my kids to playground before ZM goes to school. We went to a new playground where a neighbour rear some ducks. ZM was so excited and happy. He kept running around and laughing. Suddenly while running, he tripped and fell.

He hurt his knees and elbow. He was crying softly and in pain. I brought him home and he told me that he don’t want to go to school. I asked him why and he said that he is afraid that his friends will laugh at him. I assured him that no one will laugh at him. He is so sad that he does not wish to let anyone sees him in this state. Once we reached home, I quickly remove his uniform and wash him from top to bottom. After that, I applied dettol on his wound. He still was relunctant to go to school. At last, I gave him a sweet to get him to get into his dad’s car.

He had tears in his eyes and wanted me to tag along but I could not as I will know if I were to tag, he will sure to cry a bucket when he reaches school. Poor boy. When he came back, he has bandages on his would curtesy of his class teacher. He was better but he walks with a limp. Not that his would is that serious, but just wanted attention. I played along and help him to shower and no revision for the night. Hope he gets better fast!

Hubby’s health

August 5, 2009

On last Sunday, there was a blood donation event near my house. Hubby went there as he always wanted to donate his blood. Actually he had donated blood long time ago and he wanted to do it again but there always excuses from him to donate. So, this time, he really made up his mind to go.

Unfortunately, we came back without donating his blood. I asked him why. He said that the nurse good his blood pressure and it was high. So, he cannot donate his blood. He took this news seriously. Since that moment, he had started to take his health more seriously. He had decided to start to exercise again. Yesterday, he went to Jaya Jusco to search for sports shoes. As for me, I have search the Internet for more information so that I can advice him on his lifestyle and diet. I have already told him to reduce his intake of sugar and salt. He must also take more calcium, magnisium and potassium. He must also take low-fat dairy products. By sleeping early also would do him good. I have also seen a website that says that by practising slow breathing, it can control high blood pressure.

This morning, he really woke up earlier to exercise. I am so proud of him. He really take his health seriously this time. I do hope his blood pressure will go down. Our kids are still young and needs us both. Both of us still have a long way to go. I also must do something about my health too.

I am bored…..

July 29, 2009

I am really bored sitting at home. I really need to find a job as soon as possible. But I understand that with such economy, companies are being very careful in spending. They will not spend unnecessarily. But I will not give up. I am on my computer searching for jobs the whole day. Hopefully I can get a job quick.