Tuesday, March 31, 2009

100 Truths Tag

Got tagged by 2 lovely ladies - Mummy Gwen and Slavemom (Ginie). Thanks mommies and here are some facts about me...

001. Name → Ivy
002. Nickname(s)→ None
004. Zodiac sign → Scorpio
005. Male or female → Female
006. Elementary → 1 year
007. Middle School → SRK Convent, JB
008. High School → Convent, JB
009. College School → Cambridge College, JB
009b. University → None
010. Hair color → Black
011. Long or short → Long
012. Loud or Quiet → Quiet but can be loud with my group of high school buddies :D
013. Jumpers or Jeans → Jeans
014. Phone or Camera → Phone
015. Health freak → At times
016. Drink or Smoke? → Neither
017. Do you have a crush on someone? → Yes, long time ago.
018. Eat or Drink → Eat
019. Piercings → Ears
020. Tattoos → Don't have

023. First piercing → When I was in secondary school
024. First best friend → When I was in primary school
025. First award → In secondary school but can't recall what award.
026. First crush → During secondary school
027. First pet → A puppy
028. First big vacation → New Zealand
030. First big birthday → None

049. Eating → Nothing
050. Drinking → Plain water
052. I'm about to → go for lunch
053. Listening to → my colleague talking to me
054. Plans for today → Go home and spend the rest of the day with my 2 darlings
055. Waiting for → the clock to hit 1.00pm so that I could go for lunch...hehe

058. Want kids? → Already have a daughter, Sharlene
059. Want to get married? → Happily married
060. Careers in mind → Very comfortable with my current job.

068. Lips or eyes → Eyes
070. Shorter or taller - Taller
072. Romantic or spontaneous → Romantic
073. Nice stomach or nice arms → Nice arms
074. Sensitive or loud→ Sensitive
075. Hook-up or relationship → Relationship
076. Trouble maker or hesitant → Neither

080. Lost glasses/contacts → Yes, contact lenses
081. Ran away from home → Never
082. Held a gun/knife for self defense → No
083. Killed somebody → No
084. Broke someone's heart → Yes
085. Been arrested → No
087. Cried when someone died → Yes

089. Yourself → Yes
090. Miracles → Yes
091. Love at first sight → No
092. Heaven → Yes
093. Santa Claus → No
094. Tooth Fairy → No
095. Kiss on the first date → No

097. Is there one person you want to be with right now → No, I'm only thinking of banana leaf rice that I'm going to take for lunch later :D
098. Are you seriously happy with where you are in life → Yes, very happy and contented with what I have now.
099. Do you believe in God → Yes
100. Post as 100 truths and tag 20 people → Oh, I don't have so many people to tag.

Therefore, I'm only tagging the following mommies. Enjoy!
Doreen, Irene, Ling, Adrine, Leona, and Mummy Moon

Monday, March 30, 2009

A Perfect Blend of Friendship Award

A blogging friend of mine gave this award to me.

Thank you so much, Joanne for this special award and for your lovely friendship .

This is a meaningful award to me, which I would like to pass it on to all my blogging friends whom I have made ever since I started blogging in April last year.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Oh No, Not Again!

Yesterday afternoon I received a phone call from home that Sharlene’s down with fever when she came back from school. Her body temperature was at 39 degrees Celsius. Oh dear...just when she’s about to recover from her prolonged cough, she’s hit by the fever bug at this time! Her immune system seems to be weak ever since she attended pre-school last year. As her fever was at a high side, I told her nanny to insert a Voltaren suppository into her anus right away. She was so tired and slept on the couch the whole afternoon. When I called back to check on her at about 3pm she’s still asleep. Hubby brought her to the paed’s office in the evening and that was her 3rd visit to the paed in the span of 2 weeks. Sigh! my poor gal has been prescribed with 2 bags of new meds including a course of antibiotics for her fever from the doc yesterday. She absolutely hates to take her meds.

That was how she looks like last night – so sickly and listless

Monday, March 23, 2009

An Incident In The Commuter This Morning

As usual I was in a commuter heading to office this morning. The commuter was crowded and I only managed to grab a seat 2 station before my destination. Was kind of lucky this morning as I hardly get a place to sit. I closed my eyes to relax for a second...and guess what, when I opened my eyes I noticed that..I’D MISSED MY STATION THAT I’M SUPPOSE TO GET DOWN!! Oh my goodness, it has never happened to me before. Can’t imagine that I actually fell asleep during that short time in the commuter. Thank god, I only missed 1 station and not anywhere further.

Due to this, I was half an hours late to office just now. When I told my colleagues about the incident, they’d a good laugh. Oh, what an embarrassing moment on a Monday morning! Guess it’s better to remain standing until I get down the next time. :|

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Update On Sharlene's Cough

After taking the medicines prescribed by the paed on Thursday, Sharlene is feeling much better today. Whilst I am typing this post, she is singing karaoke with her piao cheh at the living hall downstairs. These 2 gals have been creating so much racket since they woke up this morning. They really have so much energy to turn the house upside down….haha.

Even though Sharlene’s cough has lessened, she still has lots of phlegm when she coughs and her nose is slightly runny today. I can still hear her coughing on and off today. However, I am glad that her night cough hasn’t re-occurred for the past 2 nights and I am keeping my fingers crossed here that it won’t ever come back again. It looks like the meds managed to control her condition and she’s slowly recovering from it. I’ve been controlling her diet for the past few weeks. Thank god, she’s fully aware that she can’t take cold drinks, ice-cream, certain fruits and other cooling stuff because of her cough. Just now when she saw her cousins drinking cold milo, she asked me to make her a cup of hot milo instead. Didn’t want to disappoint her, I made her half a cup of diluted hot milo and she happily gulped down the whole cup. :)

I brought Sharlene to the hair saloon this morning for a haircut. Her new haircut is pretty short this time. At first I thought she would protest as she has been telling me the other day that she wants to keep her hair long, just like mummy. Somehow I was surprised that she didn’t and followed me to the saloon willingly. When she was there, she even chose the hairdresser that she likes by telling me that, “Mummy, I don’t want this cheh cheh to cut hair for me, I want the other aunty to cut.” Actually I also prefer the hairdresser aunty to trim Sharlene’s hair as she has better skill than the younger one…. I quite like her new boyish look but my poor gal looks a tad skinny now especially her face. She has lost a bit of weight :( Just hope that she will make a full recovery soon.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Down With Cough Again

Sharlene seems to have a lingering cough that won’t go away. She has been getting cough very often ever since she started pre-school last year. Usually her cough will slowly improve and she’ll be fully recovered after visits to paediatrician and doses of medicines. But this time around, it takes so long for her to recover. She’s not getting any better despite numerous visits to the pediatrician office and loads of meds. She didn’t cough very much during daytime, able to go to school as normal and has no problem in her daily activities. The cough seems to show aggression during the night, when she lies down and in the morning when she wakes up. Her paed said her cough is due to allergies. She could be allergic to many things, for example, dust mites, animals, flowers, mold, food, etc. And I really do not know what are the things she’s allergic to. *Scratch head*

Her condition deteriorated when we were in Penang for holidays over the weekend. Lots of coughing especially at night and bouts of vomiting from time to time. She wasn’t feeling well during dinner on Monday evening and has no appetite to take in any food. We decided to bring her to a nearby clinic after dinner. My sil’s friend, who’s a local, directed us to the clinic. Apart from coughing she also had mild fever, slight wheezing, runny nose and lots of stomach wind. So you can imagine the amount of meds the doc prescribed, 5 types altogether. We are hoping that the meds work on her this time.

We came back from Penang on Tuesday evening. Her fever has subsided and she has regained her appetite for food. I thought she’s getting better but just last night, her cough got worse AGAIN and she coughed and coughed for almost an hour. She fell asleep then she coughed yet again. I was so worried until I couldn’t sleep last night. I kept rubbing baby vicks on her chest, back and soles of feet and put on socks for her. I even switched off the air-con and patted her back until she fell asleep. Just when I was about to doze off, she coughed again. This went on a few times. It really breaks my heart to see her suffering this way.

So without further delay, hubby brought her to the paed as soon as she wakes up this morning. According to the doctor, it’s the same allergy cough and he said she has no wheezing and her lungs are perfectly cleared. Hopefully, the new meds prescribed by the dr. this time could fix her chronic cough problem and she will be well and fine to go to school when it reopens next week.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Karaoke Kids

While we were enjoying our steamboat dinner on one of the weekends, the 2 girls were busy singing away. They were so into the mood and sang most of the Chinese children songs quite well especially Jasmine.

Here’s one of the songs they sang...

I’ve no clue as to the title of this song, anyone knows?

Anyway, it was really entertaining to have them singing while we, the adults enjoying our food on the dining table. Both of them were thrilled when they saw hubby took out 2 sets of microphone and fixed it up for them, (as if they were not loud enough!). They can’t wait to show off their talents with the mic and oh boy, their voices were thunderous and I tell you, it certainly can be heard a few houses away :D

Our 2 young 'entertainers' singing their favorite chinese songs.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Surveys...And More Surveys...

Wow, this is really a lengthy survey tag! Hopefully I won't take too long to complete it. Thanks Mummy Gwen and I shall start now...

Starting time: 10.15 pm

Name: Ivy

Sisters: 1 younger sister

Brothers: 1 younger brother

Shoe size: 6

Height: 162 cm

Where do you live: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Home sweet home: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Favourite drinks: Ice Lemon Tea, Fresh fruit juice

Favourite breakfast: Bread, bread and lots of bread.

Have you ever...

Been on a plane: Yes.

Swam in the ocean: No because I can't swim :(

Fallen asleep in school: No.

Broken someone's heart: Yes.

Fell off your chair: Not that clumsy lah..

Sat by the phone all night waiting for someone to call: Waited for calls before but I don't sit by the phone to wait.

Saved e-mails: Only important ones.

What is your room like: Full of things at every corner...hehe, but it's definitely neat and tidy.

What's right beside you: An empty chair.

What is the last thing you ate: Pear

Ever had...

Chicken pox: Yes, if I'm not mistaken...when I was in Std 6.

Sore throat: Yes and I really hate it.

Stitches: Yes.

Do you...

Believe in love at first sight: Not really.

Like picnics: Yes. We'd one at FRIM last year and it was really fun.

Who was the last person

You danced with: Sharlene.

Last made you smile: Sharlene.

You last yelled at: Also Sharlene.

Best feeling in the world: A good massage.

Do you sleep with stuffed animals: Yes, when I was a kid.

What's under your bed: Nothing.

Who do you really hate: Arrogant and rude people.


Q: Is there a person who is on your mind right now: No..coz I'm busy doing this tag.

Q: Do you want children: I have a lovely girl.

Q: Do you smile often: Yes.

Q: Do you like your hand-writing: Yes.

Q: Are your toenails painted: No.

Q: Whose bed other than yours would you rather sleep in: Nobody.

Q: What colour shirt are you wearing: White and pink strips.

Q: What were you doing at 7:00pm yesterday: Having dinner at home with my family.

Q: I can't wait till: Our trip to Penang this coming weekend. Yay!!

Q: When did you cry last: Yesterday.

Q: Are you a friendly person: Yes, I am.

Q: Do you have any pets: No.

Do you sleep with the TV on?
No, I've no TV in the room.

What are you doing right now?
Answering this super long survey.

Have you ever crawled through a window?
No, why should I do that wor??

Can you handle the truth?
I don't think I can handle it well.

Are you too forgiving?

Are you closer to your mother or father?
Both of them.

Who was the last person you cried in front of?

How many people can you say you've really loved?
My family.

Do you eat healthy?
I'm trying to.

Do you still have pictures of you & your ex?
No, not here...hehe.

Have you ever cried because of something someone said to you?
Yes, if it's a sad piece of news.

If you're having a bad day, who are you most likely to go to?
My hubby.

Are you loud or quiet most of the time?

Are you confident?

5 things I was doing 10 years ago...
1 - I got married.
2 - Shifted from JB to KL.
3 - Baking and cooking.
4 - Shopping from 10am till 10 pm :P
5 - Looking forward to the days I could visit my parents in JB.

5 things on my to-do list today...
1 - Sleep.
2 - Lots of work to do in the office tomorrow.
3 - Check Sharlene's homework.
4 - Teach Sharlene her spelling.
5 - Start packing for the weekend trip to Penang.

5 snacks I enjoy...
1 - Pringles/chips
2 - Chocolate chip cookies
3 - French fries
4 - Ondeh ondeh
5 - Ice cream

5 things I would do if I were a billionaire...
1 - Resign from my current work.
2 - Travel around the world.
3 - Buy properties.
4 - Pamper myself with the things I like.
5 - Do some donation.

5 places I have lived in...
1 - Kuala Lumpur
2 - Johor Bahru

5 jobs I've had...
1 - Conveyancing clerk in a legal firm (in JB)
2 - Secretary in a legal firm (in KL)
3 - Nil
4 - Nil
5 - Nil

Finally, I've finished this survey. Phew!! And now I would like to pass this tag to: Kristie, Irene, Leona and Mummy Moon.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Playing With Playdough

Sharlene has a playdough set which was given to her by my sis. Last weekend she was playing with it together with her piao cheh.

I sat there for a moment to watch them play. It was rather funny to look at how the kids handle the dough. Instead of using the various molds to shape the dough and be creative with it, the 2 girls prefer to just play their own ways. Sharlene was basically rolling, squeezing and cutting up the dough into bits and pieces with a plastic knife. Her piao cheh did almost the same thing too.

There are 3 tubs of playdough in the set – green, yellow and blue colors. After playing with it numerous times, the colors got mixed together and everything now looked green.

They spent more than half an hour meddling with the green dough. It was a huge mess at the end of the play with tiny crumbs of dough dropped all over the floor, on the carpet and with some of it sticking on their legs and hands. They happily left the scene whilst I had to clear up the big mess! The next time when they play with this, I better place some papers on the floor to catch the bits and pieces.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Registration For Primary 1

Today hubby went to register a school for Sharlene. It's a chinese school. Hubby and I have decided to register her in this school some time ago and are awaiting the actual date of registration in the beginning of this year. The date of registration starts from 2.3.2009 and we came to know about it from a parent in Sharlene’s kindy two days ago.

The documents required for the registration are:-
1. a copy of birth certificate and the original cert for verification purposes;
2. a copy of utility bill; and
3. a self-addressed envelope with a RM0.50 stamp affixed on it, for purpose of sending to us the confirmation letter.

According to hubby, the process was pretty fast as he only needs to fill in 2 forms and submits the above documents. After everything was confirmed in order, a verification chop was then stamped onto the back of the original birth cert with a registration number 61/2011. And that's about all!

Sharlene didn’t really know what’s going on when I told her just now that she’s going to a ‘big’ school when she’s 7 yo. But once I said that she’ll be going to the same school as her beloved piao cheh, her reaction was totally different. Very happy, of course!

I can't wait for the day she enters the 'big' school but on the other hand, I really couldn’t believe it that my little girl is going to enter primary 1 in another 2 years time.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Coloring Is Fun

Coloring is one of the activities Sharlene does at home. She loves to color since young and whenever a coloring sheet was given to her, she would willingly and happily complete it. Those days I used to search for free printable coloring pages from kids websites and I used that to let her have fun with colors. And that was how she learnt her colors too. I find that using easy and attractive pictures often helps her with coloring.

She did some coloring activity over the weekend. Upon her request, I gave her the Copy and Color book which I bought sometime ago. She randomly picked a page and colored it.

This one was another masterpiece by Sharlene on the same day. Both hubby and I like it a lot. I told hubby that I was really pleased with her piece of work, although her coloring strokes aren't good yet; at least she’s able to color within the lines.
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