Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year

This post is my last post for year 2008, so i would like to wish everyone HAVE A WONDERFUL NEW YEAR AHEAD before i end my typing.

See you in year 2009!

It's year end

It still has another 12 hours to go before the end of year 2008. I have yet to plan out how to celebrate our New Year eve, with 2 kids in tow and without own transport, i think stay at home is still the better choice. I hate to go out during festive season, and even hate to chase taxi with others throngs of visitors, what's more i am pregnant now. Speaking to the New Year eve dinner, well, food is shockingly expensive everywhere, so definitely not worth to spend tremendously on the meals. So better to stay at home and save money! As for the fireworks, we still can see from telly! Meanwhile, life goes on! And, oh, yeah, i would like to give myself a best gift ever before the end of year 2008.

I have been looking old with my current plastic specs, so i really need a new change for the coming new year. And, voila, i just found a stunning place to shop for stylist Holiday frames, and what's more, they are cheap yet good quality! Believe it or not, some prescription glasses are as low as $8. That's so marvelous to give yourself a new look without spending enormously. With their massive choices of frames and lens, you definitely no regret spending your money at their online store.

I have opted myself a colorful frame, even my boy praised my taste. I love everything in colorful, be it my bag, my shoes, my cosmetic and so forth since nobody believes i am actually already 30 years old. So, blessing in disguise, i will keep my childish look whenever i still can.

22 weeks

Today is a New Year Eve and also a day that marks my 22 weeks in pregnancy. And, the most importantly is, today is my brother's wedding day too.

I am feeling a bit strange now, perhaps everyone is busying in my house for welcoming the couples back or perhaps load of joyous laughs and smiles there. I was so regretted that why i didn't buy my air ticket earlier, if only i acted fast, now i was there to enjoy the happiness moment together with my family, what's more he is my only brother. I sincerely wish my brother and SIL have a happy wedding ceremony and live happily ever after.

Back to my pregnancy, at 22 weeks :-
- Serious back pain
- Feel hungry all the time, but feel nausea after eating the food.
- Low tummy, first time experience with low tummy.
- Pimples everywhere.
- Can't squat.
- Can't turn side to side whenever i am laying flat on my back.
- Have urge to visit to loo most of the time though no urine at all.
- Love spicy food.

Actually no much different than my previous week. I am wondering when can all these over and give me back a normal-self. I know...after giving birth to my baby! Without doubt, my life will be more tougher with 3 kids around and i certainly will lost my sanity.

And, i had been told by few little kids that i am bearing a baby BOY now.

Prevent heel pain

My hubby has always had feet and ankles pain especially when he back from his soccer session. He actually has been taking a lot of calcium, but the pain still comes in fits and starts, seems like his problem is not because of lacking of calcium, perhaps something serious. I have just ordered a pack of night splints for him as his New Year present. He had tried Plantar Fasciitis before, but he had always complained he had morning heel pain, so i sincerely hope this night splints can give him a relief.

Invest my hard earned money in metals

I am wondering where is the safe place to save or grow my money, be honestly, i simply lack of confidence to keep my money in banks and also fed up with their given interest rate. The interest rate was too low till i didn't feel like saving my money into FD accounts. Perhaps i should think of investing my hard earned money in Monex Precious Metals, which it leads to wealthy eventually. Investing in something safer is more guaranteed, what's more money is quite hard to be earned lately due to economic crisis. I could foresee our future, a family which has 3 kids definitely needs more expenses, so i really have to wise spend my hard earned money in order not to waste any cents.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas Eve dinner

That was my dinner on Christmas Eve (sorry, no other pictures as i was too hungry by the time my dinner was served). Pretty pity that night as we couldn't find a place to take our Christmas Eve dinner. Everywhere was jam-packed with patrons and some restaurants charged terribly expensive on their dishes. We were initially planned to take our dinner at Yes Thai, but the price was shockingly expensive, for a family of 3, it was about RMB700+ per table, which those dishes just markup purposely during festive season. That's why we left the restaurant after looking the price. Not even us, most of the patrons left just like us. Then we walked around to hunt for our food, ended up, we simply went into a Japanese restaurant and took our dinner there. Yummy and cheaper dinner. I was glad that we didn't spend tremendously that night. :)

Longing for a cheap HDTV

The prices of various brand of HDTV are relatively cheap nowadays, some are even about 50% off. Hubby has been looking for one, but we don't know how to avoid the duty/tax imposed if we ship the HDTV back to our home country. Perhaps just leave it here. If he really buy it, then we should have to buy a tv stand too because i don't think our current tv stand is spacious enough to hold the 46 inch of HDTV. Most contemporary tv stands have crazy sales now, hehe...another shopping craze will be started soon!

Stylist Engagement Rings

I couldn't book my air ticket back to Sabah, be frankly, i feel pretty disappointed and bad. I think i am really a bad sister who can't witness the wedding ceremony of my only brother. They did show me their engagement rings through email, wow, that's absolutely pretty and elegant. Compared to mine, which is quite dull after a few years of wearing and also without diamond. I don't know when i'll receive a diamond ring from hubby, just hoped the day won't have to stray too far!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

冷.饿

昨天是入冬以来最冷的一天, 冬至那天气温上到摄氏20度左右, 可是两天之后, 气温跌到摄氏7度. 好冷的一天, 哪里都没去, 外面风太大, 空气也干燥, 出去也只是受罪. 虽然在家闷的发狂, 但总比在外面吃北风好.

今天, 还是好冷, 可是我却想出去吃我的"咖哩肥牛饭". 好多人都说怀孕最好不要吃牛肉, 可是我真的好想吃, 算了吧, 一次半次无所谓啦, 何必和自己的胃过不去.


Thai Food in Shen Zhen

Backdated post.

Fried Chicken wrapped by pandan leaves.
stir-fried beef with mango, onion and green pepper.
Tom Yam seafood soup.
Lemon chicken.
Scramble egg.
Coconut pudding.

We pre-celebrated hubby's birthday at Yes Thai (鑫泰) on 22/11/08. Actually it was my first ever Thai food after i came to China. The atmosphere is good with very Siamese decorations. The foods tasted scrumptious and the price for each dish is acceptable. We can't expect to spend a little to eat a foreign food in Mainland, so the price that charged by Yes Thai was acceptable. And we were given a coupon that worth RMB90 too.

What will we do with this coupon? Yeah, we will go there again tonight and Thai food will be our Christmas Eve dinner. Gosh, i have been longing for their Tom-Yam soup, which is a mouthwatering soup that both hubby and i love it!

21 weeks

I better blog this when i still have mood to write.

Today, is a Christmas Eve, and also marks my 21 weeks in pregnancy. I was asked by one friend why i seldom mention about my little beanie in my blog, well, actually i did but just roughly. Really nothing much to blog about my pregnancy, it seems so near and yet so far.

At 21 weeks: -
- I found new formed of stretch marks around my waist, sigh, been using the expensive anti-stretch-mark oil for quite a while, but it still can't conquer the nature formed of stretch marks. *sigh*
- I can't squat, if i do so, the tummy stretching will come tense and will lead forming more ugly stretch marks.
- Have serious back pain, the area is just behind my left breast. So i can't sit long hour without support cushion.
- Cramps, normally happens after i take tea. Whatever kind of it, be it a Hong Kong styled milktea or "teh-o-ice-limau".
- Pimples, i hardly had pimples before i was pregnant, but now, those bulging pimples are obviously to be seen around my cheeks and forehead.
- I have urge to pee everytime and feel something funny in my bladder, like someone is tickling my bladder.
- I can't turn my body to left or right side if i laying flat on my back. The nerves around my right body are tight, if i turn against it, i will feel the cramps.

As for the gender, yet to reveal. I had a talk with hubby a couple of days ago, he still says he prefers to have another boy! Of course, i wish i will have a little princess.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

SPAM Luncheon Meat


I love luncheon meat since i was young, and those luncheon meat i had taken was actually from China, but i think it was still safe to consume the luncheon meat in the old days, as for now, i only dare to buy those imported one, never dare to buy the local luncheon meat after hearing a lot of horrible stories of how the factory made the luncheon meat.

I was introduced a brand of SPAM, which was fully imported from USA and i only can get it from HK. It is pretty expensive, but worth to pay as the taste is superb. I had tried the brand of TULIP too, which was imported from Denmark, slightly cheaper than SPAM, but it didn't taste as good as SPAM.

It's not advisable to consume too much of luncheon meat, however, i simply love to cook it whenever i got no idea what to prepare for the dinner. The most importantly is everyone loves luncheon meat.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Online Photo Printing @ EOE Online

I've finally jumped on the bandwagon to print my photos online after a few persuades from friends. Tell me how to resist the allurement "4R print at only RM0.30" at EOE Online. To a greater extent, i can enjoy free delivery service if my order is above RM35. That's easy-peasy to achieve such an amount, right? Imagine i have ton of photos that saved in my external hard disk, yeah, the photos will surely be increased tremendously after i come back from my Disneyland trip this Christmas holiday. Oh, just can't wait to upload my photos to them now!

Are you keen to print your precious and treasured photos too? If yes, then just register yourself an account and start uploading your photos to them. If you're also a blogger who would like to participate Bloggers Review Program II (for Malaysians only), then you can visit their website for more detailed instructions. You know, they pay off you with 50 prints for FOC and your post will stand a chance to win Olympus E-520 kit with a 14-42mm lens worth RM2499.00. Wooo...sounds cool absolutely! I just hope i'm lucky enough to sweep everything back, it'll be my best new year present ever!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

冬至快乐

各位, 冬至快乐!

北方人, 在冬至吃饺子, 南方人在冬至吃汤圆. 身为一个非常道地的马来西亚人, 我还是喜欢吃用Pandan叶和片糖煮的汤圆, 可是现在远在中国, 能吃的就是把即吃的冷冻汤圆放进已煮好的红豆汤, 味道不错, 只是有一点甜, 一家大小都有吃, 连最挑食的大儿子也肯吃, 所以甜了一点也无所谓.

Friday, December 19, 2008

A DIY scarf

Yeah, i finally finished knitting the scarf, which is for Eli. Now i just need some help to get the bind off done, so seriously said, the scarf has not really been completed yet. It just took me few hours to finish it, in fact, the scarf could be finished knitting earlier if the boys didn't pull out my needle. They simply loved pulling out the needle! Later, i will continue to knit a scarf for Jo....actually, a lot more to go as after Jo's one, i have to continue knitting for my hubby.

I wish i was a doctor!

Are you keen to find jobs in health care? If yes, then you can check out the site. A lot of people believe it's hard to get job in a recession time, but it will always have exception in such job scopes such as education field and health care field. Education is still going on, so does health care even we have been hearing a lot of retrenchment stories lately. Sigh, i hope i was a doctor, so i could still get a pleasant salary!

Do let me flaunt my jewelry

Santa Claus, Santa Claus, i wish you could hear my voice that i would like to have designer costume jewelry as a Christmas present. I have been a good girl this year, so i hope my wish will definitely come true. If you do not know where to buy it, well, you can just drop by to holstedjewelers.com, due to the advance technology nowadays, i think having an internet connection also sounds possible for you. Currently, they offer sale save up to 70% off, see, i do care about your wallet as i didn't ask you spend tremendously in buying my Christmas present. I am not a greedy type, just the costume jewelry is enough for me, but if you don't mind, you can buy the sterling silver CZ earring for me too or other cocktail rings. In short, i will be very happy to receive anything as long as it is sparkling enough for me to flaunt. Oh ya..the Santa Claus is my hubby!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

20 weeks

Today, i am in my 20 weeks of pregnancy! Time flies, another 20 weeks to go...

Last Saturday, i kept browsing the BabyGap site crazily because i would like to order some pinkish clothes for my unborn baby, well, although i do not really confirm the baby's gender. But just have high confidence to think the baby is a girl and i sincerely hope i won't get disappointed later on. :)

Speaking to the BabyGap, i had picked up 8 clothes, and proceeded to checkout, but alas, i couldn't add my credit card as international credit card is not accepted by them although i would like them to send my orders to my friend who is staying in Texas. So off i email-ed my friend and asked her do me a favour by using her credit card. Luckily she managed to check the delivery charges before she really ordered for me, as sending by FedEx needs about $100 from Texas to Sabah, OMG...that's too expensive to just pay the postage. I think i better save the money and believe it is even more cheaper to buy them from Singapore...but who can do me a favour again?

This time, i can't take "teh" (奶茶) as i definitely will get cramps at night if i drink it. This is never happened in my previous 2 pregnancies although i had cramps most of the time, but the cramps not because the "teh", simply like depriving of calcium although i had taken enough dose of calcium. And, i'd feel nausea if i took something not really ideal to my taste buds.

Wholemeal Bread sandwich

My delicious sandwich, which was my breakfast yesterday. Wholemeal bread stuffed with smoked ham, lettuce, sliced tomato and cheese spread. Oh, my hubby had the same too. I had to wake up 10 minutes earlier to prepare the sandwiches, good for him and so did i. At least home made breakfast is more healthier than taking outside food. As for today, i have to skip my breakfast since no more edible food kept. Later around lunch time i have to go out, yeah, just for grocery shopping!

Home Cooked Dinner @ 15 December 08

Stir-fried leek flowers with fish paste.
Braised chicken in potato.
Sai-Yong-Choi (西洋菜) soup, boiled together with Candied date (蜜枣) and Fructus Momordicae aka LuoHanGuo (罗汉果).

Those are the dishes i cooked on Monday night, i love to eat leek flower, which the vege that i had never taken when i was staying in Malaysia. And only knew this yummicious vege after i had moved to China. If you never try this before, do try it, bet you''ll like it.

I coughed badly on Monday, went to see Chinese doctor but he said he dares not to give me any herbal medicine due to i am pregnant. So without any proper medicine, the only way to cure my cough is let the cough goes away itself. And luckily i could remember my ex-nanny ever told me that LuoHanGuo is good for soothing cough and it helps to remove heat and moisten lungs. So this Sai-Yong-Choi soup really came timely to sooth my dry cough. Other than drinking this soup, i have also been boiling myself a cup of LuoHanGuo water, one cup daily, and today, i am almost recovered from my bad cough. Imagine, i had been coughing almost every minute on Monday before i got myself a bowl of Sai-Yong-Choi soup, just within 3 days, i almost can wave goodbye to my cough. I also take "Pi-Pa-Gao" (京都念慈菴川貝枇杷膏) too, pour 2 full spoonfuls to the hot water and sip it, i have always loved to sip like this as it helps soothing my throat too.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Looking for Winter wear

I am sick, i have never thought i would fall sick during my pregnancy since i have been taking a lot of supplements, but the sick came just beyond my thought. Perhaps i have caught the cold that day when i went to market since i didn't really bundle up myself with Winter wears. Due to pregnant, i have almost outgrown all of my Winter jackets which are not the perfect wears for pregnant woman, and i didn't shop for Winter maternity wear too as i didn't want to waste my money.

However, i think i better get myself some as the weather is getting colder and colder, and i also don't wish to fall sick again. I would like to buy something which is more loosely, perhaps sport wear is suitable for me as i can pass down to hubby after my pregger. The NFL jerseys will be the ideal one, and hubby loves it too. Hubby even asked me to look for some for our boys so that they can wear it during the coming festive season.

Not even i am sick as my little boy the same too. He has been coughing for 2 days, sigh, i had asked my hubby better don't give any cold drink for the boy, but he just didn't want to keep his ears, so my boy have to suffer due to his stubbornness. Hope both of us get well soon.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Breakfast and lunch

Lor Mai Kai, my fav breakfast. I will think of taking Lor Mai Kai automatically once i out of idea what to eat for breakfast. Buying Lor Mai Kai is just a stone away, that's why i had been taking it for few weeks. But recently i have been trying my best not to eat Lor Mai Kai as the glutinous rice is not good for digestive system, what's more i have been suffering a stomach ache.
This was one of my lunch last week, is a bake butter rice with tomatoes and pork steak. Actually it didn't taste good as it's too sourly due to putting too much of tomatoes.

Normally i do not take lunch at home although the maid has prepared it. Be frankly, i really cannot eat her cooked foods as the taste of the foods simply awesome. So i need to order delivery service or eat outside alone. But i am enjoying it.

Everything about wedding

When talking about attending my friend's wedding dinner, of course as a friend i do need to prepare a wedding gift for her as a memorable item. Hunting for Wedding Gifts has never been easier with the comprehensive website such as WeddingChannel dot com. At the site, it provides everything that you need for your big day, ranging from wedding planning, photo session, gifts, make up, gowns and so forth, simply an one stop ideal place for bride and groom to get everything settled without much hassle. What a waste that i only managed to know such a website after i got married, otherwise i believe i would have a grand wedding day rather than a spoiled one. Speaking to the wedding gift, i think nothing beats to give silver since silver has its non-depreciating value that worth to keep for lifetime.

19 weeks

Today marks my 19 weeks pregnant. Actually i couldn't remember the number of weeks till one of my friend asked me just now, so i have to check my "ticker" in order to confirm the weeks. I am lousy, i know, perhaps this is a third baby so i do not have such an exciting feel like the previous two pregnancies. Recently, i can feel the baby squirming around, and only now i can really feel myself actually i am pregnant. I had been forgetting and neglecting the unborn baby for quite a long while, as my days simply have been occupying by my 2 boys, what's more Eli always throws us a big fuss, so he has been the one who always needs our extra care. *tired*

Baby, mommy feels so sorry to you as mommy seldom pray for you, and also seldom talk and touch you intimately. But, one thing for sure is mommy still loves you very much. Although sometimes mommy had the bad thoughts, mommy still knows you're always a gift from GOD. Do let mommy knows your gender at next check up so that mommy can prepare something for you, okay? :)

Mommy will try best to stop drinking Coke and ice drinks, and will try best to eat something nutritional, mommy eats well you will eat well too. Hope next time you're an easy baby, and also a kid who loves every foods, just like your brother, Eli.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Arios Gundam

My Jo, like his father, has always had an interest in Gundam and Naruto. Actually, we had planned to buy this Arios Gundam for him as a Christmas present, but ended up, i let him unwrapped the box right after the delivery man sent the parcel over. I bought this Arios Gundam from Taobao at RMB130, and another RMB12 more for delivery charge. His contented smile had told us he loves his new toy so much, and he has been transforming it, sudden a hero Gundam and sudden an aeroplane. Kids being kids, i guessed.

Acute Headache affects daily life

I had never washed my hair for my past 2 confinement periods. Yeah, you didn't read it wrong, my hair had not been washed for as long as 30 days. According to Chinese old folk tales, having hair wash during confinement would get headache later on. So being a typical Chinese woman, i had obeyed the rule and that's true enough that i have never experienced headache after giving birth to my two boys. I think i'm considered such a lucky woman who unlike some of my friends. I have several friends have been suffering acute headache, the pain have caused a lot of troublesome for them too. Just imagine some need to take painkiller hence to control the pain, see, that's completely affected their daily life. What's more they are a mother who needs to juggle work and family at the same time.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Home Cooked Dinner @ 03 December 08


咸菜豆腐番茄烧骨汤
Super tasty hum-choy (salty vege), Taufu, tomato and barbecue pork rib soup.
潮式焖豆腐,配料西芹,杂豆,咸菜,瘦肉
Stew TauFu in Teow Chew styled, ingredients : celery, mix veges, salty vege, fine chop pork mince.
紫菜鲜鱿煎蛋
Seaweed and squid scrabble egg

That's the 2 dishes + soup i had prepared for my family yesterday. Simple yet wholesome. I was initially wanted to vomit after i cooked the dish 2, which is the "Stew TauFu in Teow Chew styled", i didn't know why, simply like couldn't stand the smell although it did smell fragrant. Funny that the dish just perfect for my stomach, so did the seaweed and squid scrabble egg. As for Jo, he loves the scrabble egg so much, for him, it looks like a home-made pizza. And he likes the soup too, normally he needed to be threatened for finishing his soup, but yesterday, he even asked for another bowl of soup after finished his first bowl. So i guess i should cook these dishes more often, at least less screaming at Jo when comes to dinner time.

2 identical JPEG files even with RAW + JPEG setting

I was pretty disappointed as the pictures taken during hubby's birthday were blurred due to not enough source of light. At first i was still thought that i could process the RAW files so that i could get more pretty looking photos. How's wrong to have such a silly thought!

The previous firmware in my Canon EOS450D was not updated enough, as i was still using version 1.0.4 before i got mine updated to version 1.0.9. I had been searching hi and lo in the internet for some useful solutions, as i simply couldn't understand why i couldn't see any RAW files but 2 identical JPEG files if i had chosen RAW + JPEG setting. It supposed to have one CR2 file and one JPEG file. Mine just freaked. Then only i managed to know that is the 4G SDHC card problem, which is not supported to be used by my previous card reader due to the old version of driver. As for my 2G SD card, it goes well to save both RAW + JPEG file.

Now the problem has been solved, i actually didn't update any driver for my Acer notebook, simply bought another card reader which it can support SDHC card. But i wonder how can i have RAW + JPEG files if i download the images directly from the camera although i have updated the firmware to latest version. Should i really update some drivers for my notebook in order to get both RAW + JPEG files?

Ayam Kurma

Cooking along with taking care of the kids, is my current interest. I was actually not very keen to cook at the first 3 years of my motherhood, reason was because i hate to clean up the kitchen after every cook. I was definitely a clean freak then. But day after day and year after year, i was surprised to see myself has developed such a great interest in cooking. Just like what i had mentioned in my previous post, i'm very into cooking lately, and have been scratching my head and browsing internet for more healthy recipes. Last time i was a clean freak, and now i am health freak. Well, not really health freak perhaps, since i had eaten quite a lot of unhealthy foods lately.

I have been craving for spicy foods a lot lately. Since i still have few packs of instant Ayam Kurma sauce that i brought back from Sabah, so i just cooked it on Monday night. One dish was enough for that night although i'm used to cook 2 dishes + 1 soup for dinner.

Ayam Kurma

Having been told that different craving would determine the gender of baby, emm...i'm a spicy lover now, then what is my baby's gender?

Craving for blueberry cake

I have been thinking to call my landlord, but i kept procrastinating the call day after day. I would like to ask him to add in more furniture and electronic appliance, like book shelf, wardrobe and oven. I wish i had oven all the while, but i didn't spend on my own since this is not my house and it's impossible for me to bring back the oven to MY one day in future. I am very keen to practice my baking skill lately, which the skill seems has been rusting. I think i better give him a call later as i really want to bake a blueberry cake for myself, i have been craving blueberry cake for quite a long while and i cannot wait anymore. Hubby even jokingly said to me perhaps i could think of getting myself the Blackberry plants, so i could have never ending supply of blueberries. Don't you think that it's a good ideal?

Asam Laksa Maggie Mee

I know i should eat something nutritional at this moment, but i just couldn't eat well other than taking this : -
Hehe...my Asam Laksa Maggie Mee :)

It was actually my breakfast yesterday, although there was bread and biscuit available, i still preferred to eat something spicy and sour, so off i cooked myself a bowl of Maggie Mee with lot of other ingredients. I must be too hungry then, and i gobbled it down in less than 5 minutes.

...part of growing

Who says only boys love to play remote control helicopters, you know, i found out my sister-cousin loves it too. Actually all the while she always loves to play something that prones to man-liking, so definitely no surprise to see those assortment types of toys at her house. If i have daughter next time, i will also let her plays whatever she wants, sometimes different toys will give different sense of imaginations too. Furthermore, playing toy is the part of growing. :)

Cut down unnecessary expenses

Cut cost, cut cost, cut cost! OMG, i have been hearing "CUT COST" for more than a month, sigh, even hubby came back and said he would like to CUT our family expenses too. What can i do, other than giving him my support, nothing i can actually do. Oh, perhaps i can help him to sort out what expenses can be cut or minimized. In fact, most of our monthly expenses go for insurance, house loan and auto loan. I think i better check out how to save auto insurance in such a bad economic. And, i think i should have cut my maid's expenses too.

Harley Parts

If you have great interest in buying Harley parts, then RayPrice.com is the ideal place for you to scout for something you like. With their detailed and various catalogs, you can always order your Harley parts through online at your own convenience. Check it out, do find your surprise there, what's more the Christmas is around the corner too.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Sweet and sour meat balls

I am very into cooking lately, after being survived from the maid foods for the past 3 months. Since Jo prefers home cooked food more than dining outside, so indirectly i was like getting a lot of virtual supports from him hence to cook more nutritional foods for him. So does hubby, who always prefers to eat at home, well, for money sake. :)

I had great craving for meat balls for the couple of weeks ago, although i could get those instant meat balls from supermarket, i still preferred to DIY the meat balls. My simple recipe :-
1. buy fresh pork and chop pork into mince (i prefer to chop manually rather than using the meat processor)
2. marinate the mince with oyster sauce, sesame oil, corn starch and parsley too.
3. add some bread/biscuit crumbs to the mince
4. then heat the wok with some olive oil (any of your preference oil)
5. take a small handful of the mixture and make it into ball-shaped
6. place the ball-shaped into the wok
7. slightly fry and turn it for both side
8. pick up and place on the plate

This is how the meat balls look like :-

Then, another round of sauce preparation, the steps as following :
1. dice onion
2. slice tomato into pieces
3. fine chop the green and red bell pepper
4. fine chop the button mushroom
5. heat the wok again with olive oil
6. fry the above ingredients
Next, pour in 1 cup of water with mixture of tomato sauce and sugar (for neutralizing the sour taste), it will look like this :-
And, this is the fined cook sweet and sour meat balls. My Jo, even my hubby loves this dish so much, they even asked for more share after finished their given portion.

If i could afford more...

I asked some comments from hubby about how's his opinion of getting Apple iPod. His willingness of accepting my points was freak shocking me, as he says he wants it. So i think i will just go ahead and order from online. That's what i can afford for him. I am really appreciated on what he has sacrificed to me as well as family all the while, although marriage doesn't seem as a HONEY every time, however we still need to respect our marriage vows. If i could afford more, i definitely would buy him Callaway golf clubs as i knew that he always wants it but due to financial tightness he then prefers to save for rainy days.

Crazy hotel rates in Las Vegas

If you have wondered where to spend your long holidays this coming festival, then Las Vegas is definitely your prior tourists destination. What's more now you can get unbelievable hotel rates upon your las vegas hotel reservations. I would go too if i were not pregnant. :) I need to take long-haul flight from CN to Las Vegas, be frankly, i don't think i can stand traveling long distance, so i better stay at home with my loved one. Perhaps cook a turkey for everyone.

Wanna buy Apple iPod

I wanna to buy an Apple iPod as a Christmas present for my hubby, have great interesting to opt for the red color which is also a limited edition. Buying online from official website even can get free engraving service. But after browsing through some websites and read the Black Friday ads, seems like i can get more cheaper iPod along with the official website. It is recession now, i really have to spend wisely as almost every cent counts. *sigh*

Monday, December 01, 2008

Sunday Lunch at Spaghetti 360 degree

Super scrumptious stone rice.
Mushroom and chicken spaghetti, (can't remember the name of the sauce), only managed to take the picture after distributed the spaghetti to the boys.
The pizza, as crispy as Soda Biscuit.

We had a trip to HK yesterday as the boys needed to take the influenza injection. But failed to make it as i didn't know the jabs were taken up quickly this year, so a lesson learned, make a call first before headed down.

Before we headed to the medical center, we had our quick lunch at the Spaghetti 360 Degree in New Town Plaza, Shatin, while taking the order, hubby said sarcastically "we definitely need to ta-pau (take away) the foods later" as he had thought that i had ordered too much for our family. Actually i had just ordered 3 foods (which were shown above), but perhaps he thought that the foods must be in big portion, so he commented sarcastically. But he said this "i think i need to eat some at KFC" after we gobbled down the foods.

The foods were just so-so, but i like the stone rice even though it didn't taste as good as the one i took it in Seoul. The bill comes up at HKD224.40.

No current again

Today, again, will be no current from 9am to 4pm. One word ~ boring!

When there was no current on last Friday, the maid and me were managed to do a lot of house cleaning, but today, emm....i think i will go out, most probably will go to Holiday Plaza. I have been so boring as cooping up at home and being 24 hour slave. I need a good place to splurge my money as i believe shopping is the best therapy for a boring woman.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

So unwell

I feel very unwell now, it's like there is something swirling my stomach and makes me wanna vomit. This actually happens everyday although i am now in my second trimester. I don't know what's wrong, i simply feel unwell either i'm full or hungry. Also, i have been getting very moody lately, keeps thinking negative and making everyone unhappy. I even told hubby last night "if i was given a chance again, i would like to be a single", sigh, i think i really need a rest, a good rest without someone disturbing me. Perhaps i just feel tiring to be cooped up at home everyday. :(

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Birthday Macaroni

Simple Macaroni with mixed veges and sliced bacon, served well with pasta sauce. But if you do not have pasta sauce, then have fined cook sauce from full cream milk, unsalted butter and cheese will give you the same taste as instant pasta sauce too.

This supposed a birthday breakfast for my hubby on his big day. But that day i was too tired and couldn't get my body up from the bed, so i only made this Macaroni yesterday. A day after his birthday. However, i know he won't bother it as long as i have prepared him something to eat. Actually, he can always has his breakfast at his office canteen since all the food served is FOC, but he still prefers to eat my home-cooked food as those canteen foods are too oily and salty to be eaten.

Soccer Net as X'mas present

My elder boy has been attending his soccer lesson for 3 months, time just flies. I still clearly remember his words after he came back from his first soccer class, he said "i don't want to go to the soccer class anymore, the class doesn't nice at all and i felt very tired", but today, it has been 3 months and he loves his soccer class in every bit.

Recently i have been browsing a lot of online malls to hunt for my boys' Christmas presents and found something pretty suitable for my boys. That's a soccer net. I have my love on the Soccer Nets and wished to buy it right away after i saw the picture. But i didn't buy it impulsively then because i would like to discuss with my hubby first.

Hubby prefers to buy Gundam Arios for my boy, but i know my boy will love the soccer net too if i show him later on he comes back from school. Boys being boys, soccer is always their best sport. Last Monday, i had even bought him a jacket which the jacket has few stunning words printed ~ I AM SOCCER CHAMPION, yeah, the jacket is indeed perfect for my little boy, who is not even turned 5.

So blurred

I was so blurred this morning, i had thought that today would have no current, but later on i only managed to know today is just 27/11, then means that the current will be cut off tomorrow not today. So, everything still continues..online, YouTube movie, telly...hahaha...Age is catching up with me, thus, i have been getting very forgetful these days.

No current

Will be no current later, from 9am to 4pm. No current means no online, no YouTube movie, no hot water and no telly.

BORING...

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

AirAsia, new route - Kuala Lumpur to London

AirAsia has finally launched the new route - Kuala Lumpur to London, i was searching the whole morning, but i just couldn't find the cheapest fare, which is RM499. I only could find the fare for one way but not for return way, although the price is still cheaper than taking MAS, well, since we will be a family of 5, of course i would like to get the most cheapest fare, emm...i wonder when will AirAsia has the free ticket promotion again! I missed the last round of crazy promotion, so i really don't hope i will miss the next again.

Jo's class matter

I was pretty shocked when i saw Jo's homework, this was actually his first time to bring back his English homework, also after i told the teacher to do so.

For the past few months, Jo was with the school bus, that's why he left the school quite earlier than his classmates. Even the days without taking school bus, he still needs to leave his class for art at 4:30pm which his class normal ends at 5pm. During the parent opened day last Wednesday, i saw some of his classmates were passing up their English homework, then only at that moment i knew my Jo has never brought back his English homework. Coincidentally i met her English teacher at the corridor, after greeting i asked her why did Jo never bring back his English homework, her answer really shocked me as she said "oh, because he always leaves the class earlier", hello, this is not his mistake to leave the class earlier, that's your school problem. The school bus schedule was arranged by your school, so did the art class, then now you told me was because he left the class earlier so that you were not able to put his homework in his bag. That's ridiculous.

The reason was unacceptable, i then told the English teacher "ok, then you just make sure you can put his homework into his bag before he is leaving the class". Day after day, only 6 days after i was able to see Jo brought the English homework back. The moment i opened up his bag and saw his BRAND NEW English book, the burning flame was all around my body and i was so frustrating and wanted to scold the teacher immediately. I then walked up and down to look for his teacher, but i could not find her and was told she actually had left the school for training.

Now it is about December, his school has started since September, but Jo has not even written the alphabet A, but Jo was requested to write Alphabet I, so means that Jo has missed the practice skill of writing A to H, which those alphabets his classmates have written. I was really angry, what did the teacher do all this while, did not she know Jo has missed out the homework, did she check every student's homework properly, what and how did she feel if she saw Jo's homework is at BRAND NEW condition, did not she suspect Jo had never done his homework?? OMG, all these sort of questions kept popping out from my mind, and i was not able to cool down my angrier.

The school, supposed to make sure every student has same learning pace, then how could my Jo be neglected and nobody found it? If not i attended the opened day, then when was the truth be revealed? Gosh, how i can trust the school again?

This morning, i went to school again and i really wanted to have a good talk with his English teacher, but again was told that she has gone to training. I then told another Chinese teacher who can at least communicate with Jo's English teacher (which is Filipino) , i said i would like to hear some proper explanation from his English teacher, and i hope the teacher can get back to me asap. Otherwise, i will just make my complaint to the principal.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Negative minds..

I heard some bad news from my friend yesterday night, the news actually shocked me a lot, i knew the economic is quite bad but i have never known that "the bad " could be so serious. And be frankly, i got no mood the whole night after my friend left. I would like to share my worries with my hubby, but i knew he has been worrying too, so what i can do now is just pretend nothing because i really don't want to stress him more. I sincerely hope the economic crisis can be over soon, sigh, just too many uncertainties and that's why i am so worried.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Simple yet wholesome breakfast


My breakfast this early morning, a slice of almond wholemeal bread stuffed with lettuce, tomato, tuna mayonnaise and cheese. A cup of low fat fresh milk and 3 little cherries. With the issue of current contaminated taint in milk, i dare not to buy the local milk anymore, so the fresh milk i had just now was actually bought from OLE at Holiday Plaza, which was imported from Australia.

Ready for Christmas?

Christmas is coming soon and it is always a joyous moment for our family, the Christmas tree, the Christmas presents, the caroling and the dinner with yummy turkey are never failed to bring a felicity smile on kids' face. I guessed that is why every kids love the arrival of Christmas. For adults, Christmas is not only a celebration but also a reunion with our precious family members too.

This year, like previous year, other than attending the Christmas service at church, we will organize a small party at home too. Since Christmas here is not as merrier as other western countries and that day also is not a public holiday, but i still plan to invite my son's classmates come over our house. Most of the kids here are never known the true meaning of Christmas, let alone the Christmas party. So i hope the little party can bring more hilarious memory for those little kids so does some of my friends who stay nearby.

Most probably we will order cater food, or simply fast food like KFC or McD. Since the attendants are majority kids, so i think they will love either KFC or McD instead of others foods which prone to more adult liking. Then comes to game, yeah, the party won't be like party if we left the party away, but both of my hubby and me are not those buffoonery typed, so planning those interesting games seem a tough job for us. Perhaps i should just get the christmas party games ideas from internet so that we won't fail to bring happy Christmas celebration for everyone.

Restaurants in Denver

My taste buds have changed tremendously ever since i got pregnant. Some Chinese old folks say, if the pregnant lady tends to love spicy taste then most probably she will get a baby girl, if she loves sour taste then most probably she will get a baby boy. This round, i love spicy taste very much, so a bottle of chili sauce can always be found in my fridge. Basically, i am sort like cannot survive without the chili sauce. Even my hubby teased me perhaps i couldn't be survived if i followed him to Denver next month since those western countries tend to sprinkle black pepper as seasoning rather than using chili sauce. Actually, this does not bother me as i believe i still can survive with the taste of black pepper, and i can gather more information of Denver Restaurants before i boarding my plane to Denver. Looking the palatable foods sound easier with the advance growing of internet and GPS tracking, so, what else i should worry at?

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Taking diet pills is the best method

I think someday in future, most probably after giving birth to No.3, i will need to take diet pills so that i can get back my pre-pregnancy weight. I don't like exercise as i hate the feel of sweating, so exercise is big NO to me. As for having diet plan, well, i even hate it tremendously. So nothing beats to have the fast, effective and no side effects method, which is taking diet pills. Don't you agree?

Lunch at Cafe De Coral

My yesterday lunch, yummy yummy yummy!

I went to Holiday Plaza right after Jo's class open day, well, i went there alone. I love the foods at Cafe De Coral (大家乐), actually, i hardly have my food at Cafe De Coral every time i travel down to HK, as HK has other good foods than Cafe De Coral. But in China, especially Shen Zhen, i think Cafe De Coral is a restaurant which can provide a good food to people among other restaurants. Most importantly, the foods suit my taste so much.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

16 weeks pregnant

Today marks my 16 weeks pregnant, time flies and it secretly glided away before i knew it. I always feel like this time i do not have a big tummy, but actually it does look big and visible for others, just like last Friday when i was taking bus to Holiday Plaza, i was even given a seat by one of the passenger. Woo...so, i guessed i definitely looked like a pregnant woman. :-)

Have been dreaming a lot ever since i pregnant, bad one, good one, funny one, horrible one, actually you name it, i was probably had the dream before. Morning sickness, well, was already a history, now what i have is called "evening sickness" as i would feel extremely nausea when the evening comes. Although i can work with my wok again, i still feel the gag every time i look at those meat. But being a tough woman, i prefer to cook for my family instead of having the awesome meals that cooked by my maid.

I am almost due my routine pregnancy check up, in fact, have not made appointment with my gynae, be honestly, i am pretty lazy to go to HK for the checking, ironic, i know i still have to make the trip real.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Beauty Course in Minnesota

My friend told me those who work in beauty line have always had great benefits, the benefits including medical claim, petrol claim, dental claim, travel sponsor, free cosmetic products, free perfume and etc. I was drooling when i heard those attractive benefits. But unluckily i am not from beauty line. If i was granted a study chance again, i would definitely take a beauty course in any beauty schools in minnesota. What's a waste that i was from technology line and now become a full time stay at home mother. So i highly encouraged my cousin could take a beauty course since she didn't know what was the best course for her.

Need more money!

We have canceled our Christmas trip due to the current economic crisis, however, Christmas present is still a must for me. Since i do not have enough money to buy myself a LV bag, then a sexy lingerie still seems appealing to me, so does my hubby i guess. :) Money, money, i really need more money, what's more baby No.3 is almost here soon. Even more expenses need to be spent after giving birth the baby. Don't you agree?

Weak cell phone signal

Have you ever complained your cell phone could not get signal when you stay inside a building? I have such a problem all the while after moving to current apartment, if i want to have a clear signal, then i have to use my cell phone outside my house in balcony. So that's pretty ridiculous, and i certainly suspect there is no cell phone amplifiers at my staying apartment. Be honestly, my cell phone really seems useless every time when i am at home, just imagine what if i need to make an emergency call? Sure panic one...

Foley Catheter

My aunty who owns a private pharmacy is currently looking for foley catheter as this catheter is recently out of stock in our area. I remember that my friend ever told me there was an online medical site which is quite reliable has most of the medical products for sale at very reasonable price. So off i told my aunty, just hope that the shipping is not expensive so that she can order others medical products as well as baby products at one go. I am quite lauded the latest technology, recall 10 years back, our life was definitely not as easier as now, with the internet connected, everything can be simply done with just few clicks of mouse at our own convenient. Sometimes i really wonder how does our life be in the another 10 years ahead.

Diet Pill - Phentermine

My friend who is an obese told me that she has been using a lot of diet methods but still couldn't get her ideal weight. Perhaps she can try Phentermine which is widely used to suppress one's appetite without any side effects. There are numbers of diet pills available in market, so the key factors when looking for diet pill are its safety, price and effectiveness, therefore, a proper checking of the ingredients of the pills before buying is essential.

No more Christmas trip

Hubby's company has just announced it would be no BONUS this year, i was quite sad when i first heard it as we had planned for our Christmas vacation as early as October, but the sudden news was like hammer that given us a big hit. I had even got my Zero Halliburton luggage, unfortunately we have to cancel our trip. Sigh, i am so disappointed as i was initially planned to shop to Louis Vuitton shop to get my clutch as i was told the price of Louis Vuitton is more cheaper in Japan. Now everything ruins.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Christmas Present on the go..

As being a lady, nothing is important than having a Diamond Jewellery. Be frankly, i'm not even have one, so you can imagine the jealousy i have, especially to those ladies who have few different designs of diamonds. Recently, i was told that Gladstone Jewellery has just launched two new collections which are "Grace" and "Black and White", actually i have never been there but my aunty, who is a rich woman is a faithful friend to Gladstone, i even knew that she has never failed to visit to the London Boutique everytime she has her business trip to London. Hence, the current launching has been a great news for her and she has even booked her own private date for viewing the collections. I wish i had a financial status like her, and even wish i had those exquisite diamonds, sapphires and rubies like what she has. Hopefully, i can have one diamond as a Christmas present from hubby.

My rare sandwich

I have been preparing breakfast for my hubby every morning, such as tuna sandwich, blueberry jam sandwich and the picture shown was the one i prepared yesterday morning. Guess what is that??

Hehe..i bought one kg of Bah Kwa (肉干) and dried pork mince from Bee Cheng Hiang (美珍香), so i just prepared such a rare sandwich for my hubby. At night, i asked him how was the sandwich taste, he then said "Aiya, you put too much of Bah Kwa, i was full till i didn't eat my lunch". :)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Time flies

Wow, time really flies, i almost hit 4 months of pregnancy soon. Wow, the first three months have passed before i knew it. Sigh, this time i am really a slacker, and sometimes i even forget i am actually a pregnant woman. I think age is catching up with me, i am no longer as healthy as what i used to be and sometimes i feel guilty as i do not pray for my unborn baby, just unlike my previous two pregnancies.

Weather is getting colder, so it's a time for me to get ready my Winter maternity wear. The downstair neighbor was kind to lend me her maternity wears, but i didn't accept her lending. Better buy myself hence minimize the worry of dirtying people clothes.

Monday, November 10, 2008

House Renovation?

My FIL is a great person, he built a spacious house for his sons without his sons spending any single cents. That's why hubby has a big house in KK, however the house now is empty as nobody stays at there. Sometimes i worry the house will get spoilt itself without anyone staying there, just imagine or touch wood to say when it has fire happened, then it can burn down the house to ashes. Other than fire, it still has a lot of unexpected happens, so recently we have been discussing what is the best method to prevent the house from further damage.

Hubby ever suggested both kids and me staying at there whereas he still working at here. Be frankly he more prefers the education there rather than here. But as for me, i always want a completed and healthy family which means hubby, wife and kids are all staying together without any apart. Of course, we still have to think what is the most important at this moment, perhaps hubby's suggestion was right as my deep inside also believe my sons are able to get more quality education there. So i jokingly said to hubby that i only willing to go back to our hometown unless the house is fully renovated. Since the house is spacious, so why don't just give a house a complete facelift? You know, even the toilet is bigger than our living room here, for a enjoyment sake, Bathroom Furniture is definitely essential, if possible and affordable, i really don't mind to have a jacuzzi. As a lady, i simply like to have a luxury jacuzzi at my personal toilet.

How to make FREE TRIALS last FOREVER?

Do you know how to make your software last forever after it has expired from its 30 days of free trial period? Last Friday, i was very happened to know the answer and i had tried it too, glad to say that, the method is terrific and my expired software was LIVE again. It's simply amazing, that's why i would like to share with you all.

Just type RUNASDATE at any search engine, then click on the searched result and follow the instructions shown at the page, very soon that your expired software can be worked fine again. But, of course, this RUNASDATE is not functional on every software, but it works fine for majority and famous software light Adobe Photoshop as well as Adobe Lightroom.

Not believe? Then why don't you just give yourself a try?

Camcorder as a birthday present

It has been a while since i last bought birthday present for my hubby, so this year, maybe i should buy him a birthday present as well as Christmas present. I had been asking him to buy a lot of expensive and good things for me, so as repaying, i planned to buy a camcorder for him, it would be useful for him as he has been traveling a lot, a light-weighted camcorder is versatile and good for capturing the best moments during his business trip then shared with us.

A Monday..

I woke up at 6am, put the laundry to washing machine before i planned to do my pending posts. Right after i gave my butt a good sit, Eli started to cry, and his cried was getting louder after 2 minutes of ignoring him. I quickly made him a bottle of milk and then lying on the bed pretending to sleep. However, he was completely awake after his bottle of milk and started to climb up to my bed and disturbing Jo. He pulled Jo's hair, patted his shoulder and back but Jo was still in his sweet dream, that's my elder boy, hardly get disturbed when he is sleeping. Eli, the opposite, is indeed a light sleeper, just like me. So, because of Eli, it goes my morning plan. And only until now i have chance to sit down and continue doing my posts. Sigh, 24 hours seem very little to me, i had been busying the whole morning to clean the boys' toys by organizing and packing them nicely, and i also kept Eli's baby toys nicely in a cleaned plastic bag and stored in the wardrobe, since he no longer fancy over those baby toys, so i better keep them nicely and pass down to the No.3. As for the Winter clothes, i think i will start unpacking them very soon in this few days as the weather is getting colder, for today morning, it's the coldest morning ever since the autumn started. It was about 15 degree then. Weather is extremely dry and the wind is strong too, that's a good weather for outing, but sadly that i still have to stay back home. I have a lot of things to do, but just so little time.

Year End Holidays

I am planning to have a trip before baby 3 pops. Trip to Korea is most affordable than going to Japan, and it is less troublesome for Malaysians as we do not need VISA for traveling to Korea. As for Japan, always my dream place, but due to VISA issue, maybe i have to let go the plan. Of course, i would choose Orlando vacations if hubby had a same mind as me, however, he prefers a short travel rather than going to Orlando as he wants to save his annual leave for going back to our home country during Chinese New Year. As for this moments, i am okay with any place, as long as i can go traveling, then i won't complaint anymore.

Relax yourself

According to experts, worldwide economic downturn will be aggravated next year, if you read this, how are you responding to this? As for me, i am just a normal and powerless lady, so what i can do is pray that the recession can be over soon, and better the predictions of the experts are wrong. It is always panicked as seeing the crisis accelerated, having said so, if you are the unlucky one who was affected, then how about stop complaining the crisis wave but give yourself a relax gateaway? Yeah, it's a time to give yourself a good vacation, just like Outer Banks, which always provide affordable vacation for everyone. Do check it out.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Equip yourself more

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About the news that i read yesterday, there are getting more companies will be retrenching their staffs in near future in order to fight with or survive on current economic downtime. And, according to many economic predictors, economic will be getting even more weaker next year. Be honestly, i scare every time i read such a news as i don't know will this crisis affect me on day or not. Of course, i sincerely hope it won't and the crisis can be over asap. The news also said, there are getting more students choose to equip themselves through online degree which is much more affordable for them, this is wise as studying online can always be done at own convenience. By doing a simple calculation, it is easy to know in fact studying online is more cost saving than studying abroad yet both give you a same quality of success. So, at such an economic downtime, that's really no point to waste moolah and even no point to think of quitting your study as this is the best time to equip yourself for further tilt.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Always want to eat, even during sleep

I have been dreaming a lot at night ever since i got pregnant, some dreams were terrible and shocked me awake, and some dreams were pretty funny that were related to foods. If i didn't get full stomach before i go to bed, then that particular night i would keep dreaming about "i am eating food", those foods mostly were Malaysia Hawker foods like Nasi Lemak, Claypot Chicken Rice, Wanton Mee, Hokkien Mee and whatnot. Emm...i guessed maybe my baby next time would be a baby who likes food very much, just like Eli. :)

Home Cook pasta

I have been eating this "not-so-good-looking" yet palatable pasta for 3 days, i added the instant pasta sauce and tuna (in water formed), the time taken for preparing and cooking were less than 15 minutes, so this plate of pasta is my recent favor. I can't stand the smell of either fresh or cooked onion as well as the smell of green and red pepper ever since i got pregnant, so i simply made myself a simple pasta without much add-on. And i felt absolutely satisfied by taking a cup of MILO after the pasta.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Worked with my wok again

Today, i was finally worked with my wok again after 3 months of withdrawing myself from cooking. The past 3 months (during my 1st trimester) were a nightmare for me, although i didn't suffer any serious or heavy morning sickness, the unwell stomach, tasteless mouth and tired body were really exhausted me a lot. Even though i am in my 2nd trimester now, actually i still suffer a minor morning sickness, just the suffering time is being shortened and usually it only happens around evening time. I keep my fingers crossed, and wonder when will i get back my normal self again. Hubby actually had been complaining a lot towards the foods cooked by the maid, imagine, the whole family had been eating the unsavory meals for 3 months, haha...maybe i am thankful that we are still survive. :-)

Car Allowance

During last trip back to MY, i have helped my hubby renewed his driving license, so with the valid driving license, he can finally get his license be translated into Chinese before he can drive a car in CN. Actually i am unclear about the rule and regulation about driving in CN, but was told that the driver must get his/her driving license be translated if he/she is not from CN. Our family needs an own car, though having own car will have other troubles too like increasing our daily expenses, as i knew that we won't be stayed at home anymore during weekend, we definitely will go out for more travel fun.

I ever discussed with hubby if he really had the car, he still can follow his company car without driving his own car to office as this way can save a little bit of petrol fee. He was quite against my will, for him, if he had a car, he would definitely drive to office as the time is more flexible by then and he's no longer need to rush for the time that set by the company car. Of course he can drive his car to office if he have Car allowance like what my friend's company pays for her, otherwise, why want to waste own money to pay the petrol and even the toll fees?

AirAsia, bad service!

Yesterday, during my way back to SZ, Eli was fell asleep right after the plane took off. He was sleeping silently there and that's why i went to the toilet after taking my lunch. I saw Eli was carried by a Chinese Stewardess while i just stepped out from the toilet, i then said "oh, he is awake" as i walked closer to the stewardess, but the expression of the stewardess was quite unfriendly and said i should not leave a baby alone without supervised by any adult. I knew that's my fault but i have never expected be told by a stewardess in such a bad and unfriendly manner. You know, the way she talked to me was very unprofessional as a stewardess, a service provider for flight passengers. As a passenger, i would like to hear something in more nicer way or at least something in friendly way rather than like i was being reprimanded. I was quite disappointed the way how the stewardess handled such a situation. The moment she said the sentence, it was like she is my boss, hey, i paid the money for the flight, then why should i bear such a lousy treat? Although AirAsia can provide cheap airfare, i also paid a thousand Ringgit (RMB2387) to take the flight, that's why i don't think i was deserved such a bad and lousy service. She actually could advice me in another way and i would obey her sentence without much noises. I really wonder should i write in any complaint letter to AirAsia, i actually was quite upset when flying with AirAsia, although i had bought the "Express Boarding", the AirAsia staffs can simply let those passengers without "Express Boarding" stepped out the gate while the passengers with "Express Boarding" were still on their way to aboard the flight. Those passengers without "Express Boarding" could run for their life just because they wanted to get a good seat. Try to imagine a lady who carrying a baby also with "Express Boarding", how could she run in such a way, so the "Express Boarding" simply means meaningless. Or maybe i can say, the "Express Boarding" is just a way that AirAsia vultures people money. And, i pretty curious why this only happened in Sabah?

Blogspot cannot be accessed in CHINA

After 3 months of accessing BLOGSPOT freely in China, today, finally i can't access BLOGSPOT freely anymore. Other than BLOGSPOT, those websites which hosted under Globedomain, GoDaddy and Netfirms are also with the same fate. I feel very annoying about the blocking, i really can't find a proper reason why the government wanted to block the websites, why they can't simply let their people have the freedom of choosing the information that they want? Sigh, suddenly just feel like staying in China is such an unhappy and unwise choice. What's more everything also be rated "it is poisonous", even the eggs!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Browse the websites freely in Malaysia

Staying in a country without blocking certain websites is always fun, you load the url and just a few seconds you can see the page, be frankly, i was a bit not used to see the page load directly in front of my eyes after staying in China for few years, as most of you know, China people do not have freedom to load websites freely because the government has blocked quite a lot of websites. Malaysia is good, i prefer to stay in Malaysia, but due to the issue of earning money, China is still the best for us.

Used Cisco

Cisco is powerful, but it is expensive to be applied in your business. If you are keen to use cisco but worrying the price, then you can think of used cisco, since it is refurbished so the price of course is cheaper than the new cisco. Wanna try? Do contact the Sapianet for getting 90 day warranty on Authorized Refurbished Cisco. Check it out for more information about how cisco can help your business.

Wanna order cheap eyeglasses

I was asked by few friends how's my recent trip, actually it's always fun to meet my family and friends again. What's more i had chance to eat the food i like again. I had been craving those hawker food for quite a long time, that's great i could finally sink my teeth on those super yummy foods. Actually this trip back i hardly used any money, as i would like to save my money for future, for a shopaholic like me, it's actually seemed hard to cut my spending. However i did try, i hardly shopped to branded shops for my maternity wear, as well as kids wear. Like one of my friend says "you won't wear maternity cloth for 365 days, so no point to spend huge money on those wears." I was agreed, that's why i just bought something cheap yet comfortable for myself. For the branded, i should have spent another more, but as for no branded, actually nothing much different if i put no branded with the branded together.

I had another mission wanted to be accomplished, that's to change my old specs. But terrible that i couldn't find a cheap specs in town, those selling price stated on specs are actually not worthed the money, what's more i know a lot of my blogger friends had got their
eyeglasses at cheap price yet high quality from online. So, why don't i just save my money and buy the specs from ZenniOptical, you know, at just $8 i can have a pretty and stylist specs. I was glad that i successfully stop myself for paying few hundred on my specs at the Optical shop in my place, i really should have to shop wisely in such a bad economic time. I even told my sister that she should spend wisely too, since she wants to change her specs, then we can just order form ZenniOptical, just for saving the shipping cost! Who wants to order? Please let me know, so that we can save more on the shipping.

Check mortgage quotes online

Do you know what is the best mortgage rate now? With bad economic, i really wondered people are still able to get a good mortgage rate, what's more a lot of bankrupcy happens lately, so what will happen with such a bad credit background? I was told that we can simply check everything about mortgage online, getting mortgage quotes are easier nowadays with the booming of internet, you can get what you want in flash a time as long as you're connected to internet. Perhaps i should check the site out in order to know whether i am entitled any good mortgage rate or not.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Just for laughs

My Eli loves to carry bag recently, after carrying the bag he would wander the house, just like a busy bee. I was pretty curious what have he put inside his paper bag, i then took a look at his paper bag, and saw these : -

Checking the detailed information of the unknown call

Prank calls are always annoying, but now, with the service provided by National Phone Numbers, you can easily track down the prank and unknown calls anytime at your convenient. Checking the detailed information of the call is now can be easily achieved by entering the area code for that phone number follow by the phone number. So with that detailed information, you can always be alert of the calls as well as lodging a police report. On top of that, you can have the service of Reverse Phone Number Lookup too, do check the site out if you are curious about someone's background.

A trip to Banson

A lot of people complained how the current economic crisis have affected them, but actually i really do not know are their words true enough to be trusted? Just look at my neighbor, who has been complaining how terrible of his current financial status is, but a little i knew that he actually just book a luxury family trip to Branson, so if you were me, would you still believe this guy has a financial hardship problem? Coincidentally, my man will travel to Branson, Missouri this coming December too, so these day my neighbor simply loves to visit us in order to get known more about Branson.

I have never been to Branson, but according to my Man, Branson is the wonderful place for getaway since it is a music and magic land, so, people like to address Branson as "Live Music Capital of the World". Of course traveling to a place, their historical and architectural building are always cannot be missed out. The attractions like The Titanic Museums, Veterans Memorial Museum and also Silver Dollar City are even have been attracting more than thousands of visitors every year. My man told my neighbor that he totally cannot miss out the thrill and excite rides in this famous theme park, Silver Dollar City, and what's more his 2 boys are following him to Branson too.

One thing i know for sure is, perhaps my neighbor doesn't have financial hardship, but as for us, yes, we have, if not, i will bring along my boys to join my hubby's Branson business trip too. Actually, i have put my name at their contest form, just pray hard i can win the 3 days/2 nights Deluxe Lodging Branson vacation, hehe...

Any cheap sale?

My son always loves BumbleBee, so happened that i knew one of my friend wanted to sell off her Bumblebee, so without a second thought, i bought from her immediately because the price was acceptable. Now the Christmas present for my son has been settled, actually i am looking for other sale too since i still need to buy Christmas presents for my hubby and my little boy!

Slow processor

I have just installed Photoshop C3, gosh, i was a bit regretted to upgrade my Photoshop as it is burdening my computer processor and computer memory a lot. My processor becomes sluggish, and my computer would hang too once i open the Photoshop C3. So what should i do now? Reformat my computer? I am not a tech savvy, really do not have idea how to get my computer back to normal.

社保局做事的人态度差

I am very angry with the service provided by the Shen Zhen Bao An Society Insurance (SI), i went there this morning as i was requested by the Jo's teacher to apply the society insurance by myself as the teacher couldn't do it on behalf of me since we're foreigner. I was fine to go there but the service given to people is damn lousy, and those staffs like very un-educated, they didn't have smiling face and even would show you their irritating look when you keep asking them questions.

我今早到了深圳宝安的社保局, 说真的我实在看不起在里面做事的人, 态度差, 样子更差. 坐在基金还偿11号和13号柜台的服务人员, 态度差的令我想作呕. 问她们东西等于没问, 她们连望也不望下我, 不是摇头就是不理人, 我更看到有服务人员对一个阿姨大声的喝骂, 阿姨把表格填错了, 那小姐就非常不客气的乱骂人. 对于一个外国人来说, 我实在看不起那些人, 还说什么中国人很团结, 单单看这些名义上服务社会人却乱骂社会人的人, 其实就能想像他们是什么人. 一个没念过书的人, 我不跟他计较, 可是在社保局做工的人应该至少有中学毕业, 那有最基本的文化基础, 可是为什么却一点美德都没有呢?

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Part 2:办中国签证去

星期一下午两点之前我们又到了深圳市办证大楼, admin小姐在大门一开就冲去拿号码, 成绩不错, 只需等21位就到我们.

当到我们时, 那官员又说这没复印到, 那又没复印到, 实在烦死了. 他说话又不清不楚, 我们三本护照要交RMB480可是他只写了一张单叫admin小姐交RMB160. 结果admin小姐要走好几轮才把要印的印完, 要付的付完.

一切原以为很顺利, 真没想到问题在后着. 三个月的临时旅游签证虽然拿到了, 可是却是零入境. 我也问尽了可是他却说真的没办法帮我, 要怪就怪今年是奥运年, 所以中国签证出的很严. 他说我可以等多三个月, 因为明年就不会那么严了, 可悲, 不是我们这家有问题, 所有的外国人都同样命运.

我很紧张的说" 那我不是不能到香港去?" 他却回我说" 我没说你不能到香港, 你一样能去", 我又问他是否关口可以申请签证, 他说不能, 那我又问他"那我出了香港怎样回来中国?", 他又慢吞吞地说"那很简单, 你可以从香港回去吉隆坡, 再从吉隆坡回来中国". 他说了等于没说, 实在气死我!

我没说一定要去香港, 只是因为要产检, 我才逼不得已...

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Holsted Jewelers

Although economic is quite bad of late, we have to spend wise in order not to waste those hard earned money. However, something which cannot be saved is Christmas presents. Christmas is still 2 months apart, but i have already started my present hunting. This year, unlike previous years, i would prefer to have a diamond ring or diamond bracelet since i do not have one. Knowing that Holsted jewelers has sale which can save up to 70% off, so i guess bad economic still letting hubby is affordable to buy either ring or bracelet for me. Be frankly, i am really drooling at their designer rings. Don't believe? Do check it out yourself.