Archive for March, 2006

Inconsiderate neighbour

At 6:50am this morning, my hubby woke me up and told me to look out of the window. We saw the neighbour opposite our house (who apparently just returned home in his Gen2) horning and shouting angrily at his left neighbour who left a Mercedes parked right in front of the Gen2 neighbour’s gate. The Merc was positioned in such a way that even the Gen2 owners couldn’t open his gate. Gen2 tried ringing Merc’s doorbell to wake him up to move the car but to no avail.

Meanwhile, Gen2’s other neighbour came out of his house and asked him what the matter was. After relating the issue to him, both of them decided to teach Merc a lesson. Gen2 started his car and, with directions from the neighbour, proceeded to position his car so that it blocked the Merc.

Gen2 even wrote a note to place on the Merc windscreen. We were very tempted to see what he wrote. Since Brae was already awake, we had an early breakfast at Section 14. When we returned, we saw the Merc owner leaving his house in his other car with the Merc still in the same position. He didn’t even bother to reposition his car and apologise to Gen2.

At this point in time, the Merc and Gen2 are still in their same positions. What an inconsiderate neighbour.

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Friday, March 31, 2006 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm Leave a comment

First child

Being the first child in the family always get the attention of great-grandparents, grandparents, daddy and mummy themselves. Brae is the first great-grandchild and grandchild from my hubby side of family.

I still remember when I came back from hospital with Brae, he had a lot of visitors every day. We never had any visitor to our house since we moved in two years ago. So they grabbed this chance to see our house.

Since Brae was born, we spent a lot and bought the best for our boy. There is one thing that I think we can keep soon in the storage for the next kid.

Bumbo seat – It was actually me who asked my hubby to buy this seat for Brae. When Brae reached 2 months, I found that he likes to sit in the upright position. He doesn’t like to lie down flat.

When we came across a Bumbo seat at Anakku, The Curve, we let Brae sit on it. And he didn’t cry and sat there quietly. So we bought it.

Now, when I put him in the seat, he will stay there for a while, not for long until he starts to cry and tries so hard to get out of the seat.

I’m starting to regret it but at least Brae can stay for a while……..

Tuesday, March 28, 2006 2:45 pm at 2:45 pm Leave a comment

The Astro curse

You know, we are the last house in our neighbourhood to subscribe to Astro (cable for the rest of the world). Friends and family finally had to stop their snide remarks about how “backward” we were.

My other half sneakily had Astro installed a couple of days before my birthday in 2006 and guess what…..it isn’t as fun as we had thought. Well, actually the operative word is “I” and not “we” as my hubby never thought very highly of Astro. He goes on and on about how we have entire Chinese families (and probably the Malay ones as well since they love Chinese serials too), setting up camp in front of the TV, soaking up Hong Kong gangster violence and sappy Korean love dramas. The entire family revolving around the thin magazine called “Astro Guide”. Might as well have named it “Waste of Time”.

Monday, March 27, 2006 7:03 pm at 7:03 pm 2 comments

Vacuum the house with a robot ?

A friend of my hubby told us about a robot which can vacuum the house all by itself. He saw it in a foreign website. So my hubby went to the website to check it out since he’s doing the vacuuming at home now.

It was not sold in Malaysia at that time. And the price after conversion is quite reasonable compared to the one which is available in Malaysia (other brand). However, my hubby was afraid of the lack of support and parts availability if he bought the thing.

When I came across the same thing in the newspaper ad few days ago, I was so happy that they were having a booth in Ikano Power Centre and quickly told my hubby about it. So we went there to check it out.

It is actually a small round robot called ‘iRobot’s Roomba’. If not because of the installment plan, my hubby would think twice to get it.

I’m a happier woman now….and hubby doesn’t need to vacuum the floor anymore!

Monday, March 27, 2006 5:05 pm at 5:05 pm Leave a comment

All rounder husband…

The thought of being a homemaker, taking care of our new baby and the whole house is not as easy as I thought. After I gave birth to our adorable baby boy early November 2005, I thought I could handle everything by myself…taking care of the baby, vacuuming and mopping the floor in our double storey house, cooking lunch and dinner, watering and pruning the garden.

I was wrong!!! I couldn’t even do anything else mentioned above except taking care full-time of my baby. I can’t leave him out of sight even for a few minutes just to bring in our laundry.

Lucky for me, I have a very supportive hubby…he does the housework now. He is the one who vacuums and mops the floor every three weeks (I know, we live in a house of dust & grime), ‘ta pau’ lunch for me and cooks dinner at night when he is back from work, mows the lawn every now and then, washes the mats every week, etc. He is never the type who would sit down and laze around. Perhaps it is some personality disorder (of the good type!)

I do feel bad especially when I’m nursing Brae while watching TV or reading papers/magazines and he’s doing all the work in the house.

Pity my dear !

Monday, March 27, 2006 5:00 pm at 5:00 pm Leave a comment

Semi solid food – when to start…?

Brae is going to explore his new food next month when he hits 5 ½ months. Our midwife, who came to our house monthly to check on the Brae’s progress and development, briefed us on preparing Brae into semi solids food.

My parents and relatives always asked us whether Brae had started to eat porridge or baby rice when he was 3 month old. Since we are new mommy and daddy, we do not know the actual time to start semi solid. So we asked our midwife on this matter.

She advised us not to start semi solid until Brae is 6 months, which recommended by WHO, according to her. From what I’ve read in the magazines and baby books, it’s true that semi solid foods preferably to be introduced at around 6 months because baby’s kidney and digestive system is not fully developed yet.

She was telling us what to buy such as steamer, blender and baby slow cooker for cooking porridge at a later stage. Since I am coping alone with Brae at home, she told me to get a ‘steamer cum blender’ to save some time of washing so many things when preparing the food. She said “Just press a button and it will do everything for you”. We were like “Wowww!!!”.

So there we went all around Subang Parade (according to her, one of her client bought the thing there) to look for it. We were nearly give up searching for it because what we saw mainly typical blender or steamer or food processor.

Then our midwife told us the brand is ‘Combi’ so we headed to 1U Toycity (a lot of Combi range there). We searched the whole ‘Combi’ catalogue, there was no such thing…..huh…again….to no avail. However, I didn’t know that ‘Combi’ has a lot of baby stuff which some of them is quite nice but too pricey.

No more intention to look for it, we just walked around the mall. Then we reached ‘Chicco’ and I decided to scan through the shop to see whether they sell this machine, even though I doubt it. To my surprise, we found the similar thing in the shop. Hoorrayyy !!!

It is called ‘Babypappa’. It is not really simply pressing a button and it will do everything. I just put the food in to steam then pour the food in again to blend. According to the sales person, they don’t stock up many of the product since there is not much demand. I guess not many mommies as lazy as I am…hehheh. Luckily, there was sale…if not my hubby has to think twice.

I will use it next month and see whether it is really worth the money…..on saving my plain laziness and precious time…….

Sunday, March 26, 2006 2:41 pm at 2:41 pm 1 comment

Inspiration

I actually created this blog in June 2005 when I was pregnant with my first baby. That time I was 4 months pregnant. Before that, I never have the urge to surf net because there was nothing for me to do except check my email. Once I was pregnant, I went to all the baby and pregnancy sites to learn more on parenting stuff.

Then I came across Jenntai’s column in Sunsurf which lead me to her blog and eventually to all the mommies’ blog. I was so impressed with all the mummy bloggers where they can find the time to blog and taking care of their children at the same time.

There it goes….my inspiration to blog.

Friday, March 24, 2006 4:40 pm at 4:40 pm Leave a comment

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