Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Sick Kids

Who got to take care of their kids when they are sick? It's better if the mom to take the responsibility. Dad can do it to, but I know my kids would prefer me than their daddy.

Baby girl was unwell yesterday. Her fever come and go. Also, she had sore throat. She vomited out of a sudden in the middle of the night. Twice and a lot! We went to the hospital next morning. Have to wait for the doc nearly an hour. I hate waiting.

She doesn't look sick does she? She lose weight a bit. And crying out loud during check up time. Siap merajuk with the doctor. Got some meds, and give if necessary the doc said. Phew! Yes, my kids hate meds. Both are the same.

This was kiddo when he was four year old. He had fever too. I had to uploaded his picture just because I don't remember blogging about him when he was sick. Like that also can ah?

P/S: If mama ever get sick, will both of them take turn to take care of me?

Monday, 29 October 2012

Bad Hair Do

Yesterday we went to Festival City, Setapak for a hair cut. Mr. Fruitheart had his hair cut done by his usual hair dresser. Not gonna say anything about that.

I was away with baby girl while kiddo had his turn. I am not satisfied with the way the hair dresser cut his hair. I did asked to trim a little bit only, he said it was already short. I am not asking to shorten it, just trim. I don't want it to look like 'abu bakar elah punya rambut' straight above the forehead like that.

Normally if a customer asked to make minor adjustment, they would do. Not this time. Maybe no one has ever complaint about the way he cut it. Make me panas hati je. Blood not yet go upstairs. Tapi muka sudah panjang.


P/S: Nak marah sapa pun tak tau.

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Wednesday, 24 October 2012

My Tooth Whint Down The Drane

I am making myself awake in the afternoon by surfing the Internet. Here is what I found that made me laugh.


Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com

P/S: Eyelash? Then the Eyelash Farei will come instead. HAHA. ! Laughter is the best medicine until you cry.

Sayings About Woman

It Is Not That Easy

You love when everything is on schedule and your bed is still tidy even though you have a baby crawling on top of it. You hate it when your toddler does not listen to your call or when he does not clean up his toys back. Hate is not hate to the maximum la kan. Hate with love. Despite all those screaming, yelling, NO, YES conversation, tiredness, NO not another baby feeling, you still doing the job as a mother and wife. You still love your family with all your tiny heart.

It has never been easy in parenthood. If it's easy, I would always hear my parents said.. alah senang nak jaga Fara dulu. Baik budaknye, dengar cakap. Alahai.

Having two kids it's pretty much challenging. You have to take of yourself and your partner too. Juggling with 9-6 work, house chores and your own needs there are days you call it 'STRESS DAY-I NEED A BREAK'. Working moms and SAHM both have the same challenging work. There's no facts that saying SAHM doing much more work than working mom. Not all have maids, thank you.

I find myself becoming hard to please these days. Perfectionist freak. You know what I did? My in laws has a nanny for their daughter and there are times she helped to fold my clothes. Knowing myself very well, I would re-do it. Kedut sana sini. Of course when you fold, you tend to make a nice line and straightened kan. Nope, she didn't do it. And that tiny little things made a pain in the eye. LOL! It is very kind of her to help, I appreciate but tu lah. I tak puas hati. Mr. Fruitheart said, it's better you do it on your own then. True!

Having a every-month-tukar-perangai-baby is another thing. My baby is in the group where when babies turn to new month, she would change. During her first month, she cried a lot and hardly sleep. In addition to her bad colic. Second month, she sleeps very well and less drinking. Third month she drink a lot and less crying. And I forgot what she did last time. So last night, it has become her habit to wake up at the wee hours to play. Ugh! Just to play. The tension part, if she woke up at 3am and then decided to sleep at 5.30am. At that time lah mama have to wake up and prepare breakfast and get ready to work. So I got only 2 or 3 hours sleep every night.

Itu lah sedikit sebanyak my life ramblings during this challenging five months. It feels good to let it go here in my blog. Yes, other parents have different type of situation. Some even worse than mine.

P/S: I am very sleepy now. 2 hours off and on sleep. Pray that my body could handle it.

Friday, 19 October 2012

The Ugly Side Effect

I'm pretty sure that I am allergic to that medicine I took. Don't remember it's name, I know it's a square box with blue and yellow colour. Cough something.

After I took it for two days last weekend, I got this itchiness on my face. And since my nails were long, so nice I scratched it here and there. See now how it makes me oh-so-annoyed-sakit-dan-gatal at myself and that stupid medicine. My face became chapped when it sore and cracked because it's too dry.






It is clear in the first picture. I am so angry at myself because I keep on scratching until yesterday only I went to see the doctor. He gave me three medicines. Have to finish it. Lucky they're not huge pills.


And it now has spread to my nose and near my eyes. In addition to the existing old granny eye bags and now this. What else could be worse than this? I thought I had sore eyes, because every morning when I woke up.. penuh taik mata. It is not. And my eyes were swollen. Both eyes. I am sad la like this.

I ordered something from Zzbeauty Line. I think it has arrived today. I hope after I consume it, something changed. Let's hope not for another allergies.

P/S: Yes Mr. Fruitheart had to say this to me la when his wife is feeling so low and depress. 'Orang dah berumur'. Yeah, I am.

Because We're Bored Like That

We were waiting for our driver to come. It is late for half hour! Yes I'm referring to the Rapid KL LRT of course. They had technical issues two days in row. Haih. We reached the office late.




Me and my other half.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Tree Bookshelf.. I Want

Last weekend I watched the Korean drama 'To the Beautiful You'. I haven't watched Korean drama for quite long time. After Love You Thousand Times I stopped watching. Basically that was after delivered baby girl. No time to watch, sleep is much more needed.

So as I was watching that movie, I really admire the tree bookshelf that stood on the wall inside the actors room. So unique. Instead of the ordinary normal square bookshelf, you can have a wooden tree in your house. How cool is that? HEHE. Yes, I was planning to put that inside kiddo's room in our new house.

I am not sure if IKEA have it. If DIY, most probably and of course Mr. Fruitheart has to become the carpenter. Tock! Tock! Nail! Nail!

I can imagine it now. Aah.. how nice. Baby girl should have pink tree and kiddo should have blue. Typical! I did google it, all those tree bookshelf are sold overseas. I am still looking for if there are shops in Malaysia, KL preferred.

As simple as this.

http://www.nessaleebaby.com/babyletto-tree-bookcase-white.html

To this.

http://www.rainbowdesign.co.uk/2012/rainbows-bespoke-range-is-growing/


And this is so antic!


http://www.etsy.com/listing/56182488/sale-woodland-happy-tree-bookshelf-with

I wonder if our soon to be contractor can build this. No harm in asking right? HEHE. If you have the money, anything also can.

P/S: Still waiting for their quotation. Waiting and waiting.

When You're Married..

There are few things that you should do. It's a must have I would say.

Be honest
If you're not honest with the person who is sleeping beside you, say I do on your wedding day.. then you're not being honest with yourself either. Communication is the key word here.

Be responsible
You need to know your responsibility once you're married to each other. Once you have kids, your responsible becomes much more bigger.

Be discipline
Obey all that you're bound to do. InsyAllah, you and your family will have a good life. If you're being discipline yourself as a parents, it's not a problem for your children to follow you. After all, good education come from home. Don't fully rely on your children's teacher on how to teach them. You, their parents are a very good example.

Work together
Husband and wife should work together and help each other with house chores. Nowadays, almost every wife works to help their husband. Yes, both are tired with work. A little help from the husband without being asked and told what to do is sure will ease the burden and make it easier for the wife.

Concerned and Care
Take time to ask your partner and children how are they. What have they do that day. Take time to listen to them even for 5 minutes. A little attention shows that you care for them. Remember, no matter how busy you are family always comes first.


http://cartoonpictureswallpapers.com/danbo/danbo-family-pictures/

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Huggies at Work

My bantal busuk (stinky pillow). This was in Mr. Fruitheart's car before we were married. I need something to support my back. Yes, the office chair not comfy enough. Mengada kan?

It has been been almost three years now. Yes that long. Where got peta? Stained because I accidentally tertumpah kan air kopi. HEHE.
What else on my workstation? Two calendars. Two bottles, green (new) and blue (old). Two monitors. A picture view of the Pulau Tioman beach. Few key chains. Two piece of articles on work and motherhood. Yes, I tore it off from the office newspaper. And this.


P/S: I do my own housekeeping.

Monday, 15 October 2012

My Children's Letter To Me

We're both brother and sister. We love our mama so much that we decided to bully her in a nice way everyday. When we cry, she comes to us and hug us. She calms us down. She took care of us when we're sick and down with fever. When she is sick, she took care of us too. Because, she told us a mother have to try not to be sick. If not, she cannot take care of us. We love our mama so much that we decided when we grow up, get a nice job with 5 figure salary and save a lot of money, we would buy a house and hire a drive for her so she can be the big ma'am. The driver also need to carry all her shopping bags without being told.


We love our daddy so much too. So we decided all that we give to our mama, she will kongsi with her husband. We love you both.

Love,
Syahmie & Arissa


P/S: Somehow deep down inside my heart, I would be getting this from them. Not all maybe half of it. Look at baby girl's hand. She seems like saying, 'In your dreams mama'. LOL!

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

How Motherhood Has Changed Me

Motherhood. How does it changed your life? There are times it drives you crazy, makes you tired but at the same time you feel happy. Here are few ways in which motherhood had changed me. Random stuff.
 
1. I am able to eat more without putting into weight.
2. I browse and bought stuff for my kids rather than myself.
3. I have more photos of my kids on iPhone than my husband and me.
4. I rejected after work socialising with co-workers and rush home to get my kids.
5. I will go AWWW.. So cute! almost to everything.
6. I hardly wear high heels. Flat shoes more comfortable.
7. I hardly talk about US with my husband except about our kids.
8. I have my number one enemy - MOSQUITOES!
9. I now have more 'Likes' to kids/children fan page on facebook other than fashion.
10. I know almost every nursery rhyme and not ashed to sing in front of people. LOL!

Source: glasbergen.com
P/S: The indescribable of motherhood. Yet, woman still be happy they're in it and enjoying each moment.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Application for Permission to Date My Child

This is hilarious! Did anyone ever do this? I might be doing some investigations to their partner. But I am not going to ask them to fill the form. LOL! Jaga, mama very garang. That's what kiddo said.

Application For Permission To Date My Son/Daughter

Note: This application will be incomplete and rejected unless accompanied by a complete financial statement, job history, lineage, and current medical report from your physician.

Name:
Date of Birth:
Height:
Weight:
IQ:
IC Number:
Driver's License Number:
Telephone:
Home Address:

Do you have one male and one female parent? ____
If "No", explain:

Number of years your parents have been married: ____

Any brothers or sisters? ____

Are they normal? ____

Do you own or have access to a van? ____

A truck with oversize tires? ____

A waterbed? ____

Do you have an eyebrow ring, nose ring, or belly button ring? ____

Do you have a tattoo? ____

If you have answered YES to #3, #4 or #5, discontinue application and leave immediately.

In fifty words or less, what does Late mean to you?

In fifty words or less, what does Don't touch my son/daughter mean to you?

In fifty words or less, what does The Pill mean to you?

In fifty words or less, what does Real Pain mean to you?

Mosque you attend: ____________________________

How often do you attend: ____________________________

When would be the best time to interview your mother, father and priest etc? ____________________________

Please fill in the blanks:

If I were shot, the last place on my body I would want wounded would be my ____________________________

If I were beaten, the last bone I would want broken would be my ____________________________

A woman's place is in the ____________________________

The one thing I hope this application doesn't ask is ____________________________

When I meet a boy, the one thing I always notice about him first is ____________________________

Note: If answer begins with "D" or "A", discontinue and leave premises - keeping your head low and running in a serpentine fashion is advised.

What do you want to be if you grow up?

I swear that all the above information is correct to the best of my knowledge under penalty of death, bodily harm, dismemberment, torture or mental abuse.

Signature of applicant _________________________________

Signature of father _____________________________________

Signature of mother ____________________________________

Signature of Town Representative _________________________

Thank you for your interest, and it had better be genuine and non-sexual.
Please allow 4-6 years for processing. You will be contacted in writing if approved. If denied, please never apply again.

Don't call me, I'll call you.

P/S: Kiddo told us he has two girlfriends. TWO!! One-two! OMG! Should I be watching him so he will not be a Romeo or Playboy later?

School Timetable / School Holiday for 2013

Other than the 'kalendar kuda', this is the other calendar that I've been waiting for. I believe all parents also been waiting for this. Planning for a holiday and event, booking flights tickets would be much easier and yes, weddings too.








Info from here: Kementerian Pelajaran Malaysia

P/S: Now we can plan for our holiday ahead. Yippie!

Monday, 8 October 2012

I Left Them

I'm sorry.

It was my first time. I had to take care of my sick mother at the hospital on Saturday. I spent the night there, sleeping on the couch. I left my babies at home. Mr. Fruitheart little bit of stressed out and at the same time he was not feeling well.

Baby girl cried out loud in the middle of the night. She was looking for me, my hubby said. Poor baby. I was not by her side when she sleeps. It was her brother who slept beside her. This morning, Mr. Fruitheart said.. cannot let baby girl sleep without mama. Hehe. I just smile.

I can sense that she 'merajuk' with me because she slept facing her daddy's side. Wah wah wah. She really good at being sulky little cutie. HEHE.
Kiddo? He always said he missed me. He even said he missed me although I wasn't even left the house! But after 10 minutes, he forgets his mother already. He likes to monkeying-around with his mother. Yes, being funny huh?

P/S: My babies are clingy. In Malay they say 'merap'.

Friday, 5 October 2012

6.5KG at 4 Months Old

Yesterday baby girl is four month one week and five days old. We had an appointment with Dr. Lee as usual for her checkup routine. Reached KPJ around 10.30am. The nurse did the measuring before we met the Doc.

She is 6.5kg and 63cm long. Wohoo! No wonder la you so Cik Bam Bam. Mama could not hold you for longer time. Lenguh!

Very healthy baby. Drink Anmum Infacare. When it's time for the jab, Mr. Fruitheart hold her hands. I couldn't look, I will cry. I'm afraid I will pull baby girl from Doctor's hand. Cannot stand when she is crying. Plus, now she can do that 'mengada-ngada' cry. Abuuuuuu..wuuuuu..wuuuuu. How can you hear that without doing anything?

Yes, she cried. After all had finished, I hold her and hug her tightly. Tears run down her face. My poor baby. She didn't even want to look at the Doc's face. Yeah, she hates the Doc! HAHA. Same attitude like her brother when he was small.

She had a slight fever after the jab, as expected. Called my babysitter and she said, baby girl is OK now. No more fever. Temperature has gone down to 34'C. Thank God.

P/S: Now she puts everything in her mouth. The house MUST be CLEAN!

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Insurance. Enough is Enough

Insurance has long been a part of our lives. Either we get it for ourselves, our family or we have relatives and friends who are working as insurance agent. How many policy is enough? How do you choose the best insurance coverage? What are the criteria that you look for?

We already have insurances. Health, education, private. My husband had 3. I have one and my children have each one too. They also have savings account. So, is that enough? YES! Oh yes it is enough. Total we paid monthly is around RM1000. Can you imagine if (pray that this won't happen), we got retrenched or one of us don't have a job? Who is going to pay? On top of that, if I terminate my insurance because I do not work, how much will I get back? Or maybe I got half or a little. I know there is an insurance who covers you if you lose your job.

What annoyed both of us about insurance is the bank who keeps on calling and offering us insurance. Everytime they have new product, they would call us. I know that's part of your job. But, same bank calling more than 10 times in a year?? Plus, the agent already prepared with an answer.

Agent: Hi. I'm calling from Mr. Bank Bandar. We have new product. This is a joint with *** insurance company. This insurance is different from others.. bla bla bla..

When you are not interested you just answered aha, ok, yeap.

Agent: Yes, we know that you already have insurance and let me tell you there are no hidden charges to this.

Well well well.. that is what I said very well prepared answer.

So, my husband asked..
'Let's say I am admitted to the hospital. Will the agent handling this also handle all my admission until the end process? All I have to worry is about my sickness?'

Agent: Oh, I'm sorry sir. That we could not provide you.
Mr. Fruitheart: Ok, then I am not interested. I am happy with what I have now and with the agent handling me and my family's insurance.

I bet next time they would call and give an answer to the above question!

P/S: They will never stop until we agree to it and when we agree they will keep on offering new ones.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Been There, Done That

My story of being a mother in my journey of motherhood. Sometimes I feel so happy, sometimes I feel so tired but still happy. I wanted to shout and yelled for the simple small thing, but the yelling and shouting is only playing inside head. Shouting to myself it seems. Crazy women!

I have been there when my baby girl cried suddenly during our outing. Others would stare at me and their face said 'Hey, don't you know how to take care your baby?' And some even stare twice! I would just walk away and grumble inside. 'Yeah people keep on staring.'

It's not going to stop my baby from crying with all those stare. Full stop.

So the other day, when we had our dinner at Nando's, there's one couple who was sitting near us trying to console their baby who was crying loud. As usual me like others, look at them too lah kan.

Mr. Fruitheart said.. "We've been there, done that".



“If your baby is beautiful and perfect, never cries or fusses, sleeps on schedule and burps on demand, an angel all the time, you’re the grandma.” ~ Theresa Bloomingdale

Monday, 1 October 2012

Different Price and Place for Same Stuff

Since there is additional member to our family and soon we are going to have our own house, both me and Mr. Fruitheart had to spend less and cut our cost. We have to be prudent in our spending.

One part in our expenditure is groceries. We have our own budget which is RM500 a month. That include baby girl's milk powder and diapers. After observing for few months and bought her stuff in few places, we found out that the price is different. It's not 10 cents or RM1 difference, but few ringgit.

For example, her diapers. In shopping mall A the price is about RM32++. In shop B, it's RM28++ and in shop C, it's RM20++. I can save around RM10! If a year it's RM120. That's a lot man. Dah lah gaji tak naik banyak, harga barang makin naik melampau pula kan. It seems the newly announced budget 2013 is not for me. Errr..

Same goes for her milk powder. We will always try to find the lowest price. The question that was playing on my mind is, how can the price be different for the same thing?

P/S: Should I make a complaint to Tribunal Pengguna?