Friday, April 30, 2010

Labor Story

Thanks to Isabelle's tag, now its my turn :)
Quite timely looking at I've got another erm 21 weeks to go...reminisence of fifteen months ago....

3 sakit yg anda takut bila mengandung / nak bersalin

  • Sakit contraction – worse than the delivery pain itself. Before labor tuh ingat delivery je yang sakit…but rupe-rupernya it’s the contraction…
  • Sakit hati when people are not considerate – taula I am very active and hard-core, but now am pregnant la woi!
  • Erm…only 2 je kot…

3 proses yg anda harap boleh skip time mengandung/ bersalin

  • Achy legs towards the end of the pregnancy (2nd time ni baru experience this and its really horrible.
  • Itch during the 1st trimester (which extended to almost throughout the 2nd for my 2nd time)
  • The strict no-shower-rule during confinement which my mum made me go through (arrrgh this is horrible , not looking forward to it this time either)

3. 3 beza labor story (normal/ induce/ caesar)

  • Normal – the most ideal with fastest recovery. I didn’t even use the painkillers given to me the very next day.
  • Induced - Oh yes, I had to be induced cos my waterbag leaked but I wasn’t even dilated yet. And even after being induced, my labor onset was really slow in the beginning.
  • Caesar – oh no…I don’t want to ever experience this and I think that women who go through this (by choice and not because of a life threatening situation to either mother or child or the gynea suggested cos he/she came up with a very convincing reason to just make more $$ from you) are faint-hearted and will never know the ‘beauty’ and ‘pain’ behind childbirth… (wah, macam I terror sangat pulak ;p sorry if anyone felt the pinch)

I forgot....these are the next Labor Stories we could hear from....

  • Yatie Chomeyl
  • Fazahra
  • Sawsawlady

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Belly button baby

Sometime back, I decided that I would like to try to ‘introduce’ our new addition to AIR. Before this, he used to like to take a peek at my belly button once in a while. Now that it’s protruded (and to me, rather ugly), he loved it even more. He loves poking it.

Anyway, one day I told him ‘Baby inside here’ while pointing at my tummy. Took his hands and rubbed it on my tummy. He quickly moved it away, and went straight to the belly button. As he poked it, I squealed and he laughed. Few days later, the same thing happened, and when I asked him to ‘sayang baby’, promptly he placed his lips/cheek to my tummy and said ‘mmmm’. Another time, he did the same.

Recently, he seemed to think my belly button is ‘baby’….hmmmm now it makes me wonder.. but whatever it is, just pray that there will be no jealousy when the time comes…or it could be kept to the minimal…

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


My office sits in a new building. Only our office has taken up this floor and the other floors are not fully occupied either. Building owner (KLK) occupies few of the other floors while many are still empty.

Received an email yesterday saying that there were incidences where the rubbish bins were rummaged through and rubbish strewn about, sounds of things falling from the ceiling to the sink and sounds on the ceiling of the women’s toilet. All these were seen/experienced by my other colleagues. Eeee…that’s so terrible. If there peeing-toms, why would they want to rummage through the toilet rubbish bin? But some say they ‘saw’ things of the other dimension….but in broad-daylight? Am thinking it’s more likely to be peeing-toms…

But whatever it was, we were encouraged to go to the ladies in pairs, at least….that was in the email and it reminded me of primary school days. I think it was during Std 1-3 when we were encouraged to go to the toilet in pairs.

Now that we’re in the workforce also the same? But I hate it when I know there’s someone I know also in the toilet . Thank God I’ve not encountered these things yet, so I shall keep my fingers crossed and still go solo ;p

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Call it coincidence or just sheer bad timing.

Hubby says he wasn't feeling too good yesterday before going home. Iwas fine. Unfortunately, on the way driving back, munching on roast chicken while stuck in a jam on Kerinchi Link, suddenly I realised I wasn't feeling too great either.

Quite normal to have the occasional tired-legs-sensation (it started about week 25 and now I'm week 28+) so I just didn't bother. Told hub to help carry already-sleeping AIR and my bag which was rather heavy when we get back home.

Cooked dinner, but legs were not feeling too great. Achy feeling in the body too. Ahhh crap. Perhaps after a good night's sleep I'll be rejuvenated. But no!

Heck NO! Woke up with that strange feeling (I get that when am about to have fever or something) and suddenly diarrohea. OMG! What's happening??

Weak to very weak. Thoughts of not coming to work flashed by. But I still had to send AIR to bbsitter cos with him around, there was no way we could have any rest. That's why am at work now and contemplating going back early.

Feel better after a hot bowl of soupy noodle and bubur ayam McD tapau-ed to spare ;p Think I'll just spend the rest of the day legs are still weary and I don't want to be driving back alone.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Sweet Potatoes

I started cooking sweet potatoes for myself when I was cooking for Asrul....and I liked it, as much as he did. I used to just steam/boil and mash it with vege or plain potatoes for him. The slightly sweet taste in it made him prefer this to the regular mash potatoes. Extracted from these are some facts on this yummy and nutritious root:

1. Sweet potatoes are grouped into two different categories depending upon the texture they have when cooked: some are firm, dry, and mealy, while others are soft and moist. In both types, the taste is starchy and sweet with different varieties having different unique tastes.

2. The moist-fleshed, orange-colored root vegetable that is often thought of as a "yam" is actually a sweet potato. It was given this name after this variety of sweet potato was introduced into the United States in the mid-20th century in order to distinguish it from the white-fleshed sweet potato to which most people were accustomed.

3. Choose sweet potatoes that are firm and do not have any cracks, bruises or soft spots. Avoid those that are displayed in the refrigerated section of the produce department since cold temperature negatively alters their taste.

4. Uncooked sweet potatoes should not be kept in the refrigerator. Store them in a cool, dark and well-ventilated place, where they will keep fresh for up to 10 days. They should be stored loose and not kept in a plastic bag. Keep them away from exposure to sunlight or temperatures above 60°F since this will cause them to sprout or ferment.

5. Sweet potatoes are versatile. They can be baked, roasted, steamed or braised with other winter ingredients. They can be peeled or cooked with the peels. They can be cubed, mashed, or served whole.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Hot hot hot!

Why do I have to sweat it out every morning?

And by that I don't mean that I was even doing any form of exercise or mild exertion for that matter, which by far, I'd rather be doing. Gosh, arriving at the office prior to the centralised air-conditioning being switched on is horrible! On top of the fact that these few days sees such warm weather. I might as well be biking or running to work for all I care! At least I get the satisfaction.

Sorry lah to you folks if tetiba ada nice smell 'topped' with a weird smell! (opps! too much info! ;p)

Maybe I should just be wearing t-shirt until the air-cond switches on....hmmmmph!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Vocab at 15 months

At 15 months, I don’t think he has a great range of vocab yet, but I guess its getting there. It’s funny how sometimes they learn the word, use it so often and then suddenly doesn’t want to say it anymore.

His favourite current list stands at

1. Buah – which is supposed to be bunga (I guess ‘nga’ is not easy at 6 months cos it was his first word and it is still stuck at buah) or when I say flower he will respond with ‘buah’
2. Ba – ball
3. Star – also one of his first words but now not so interested anymore
4. Dedi, d – daddy
5. Mam, mamam – mummy and food (which more often I think he meant the later)
6. Ka – car
7. Nak – nak
8. Tanak – tak nak (sometimes, more often, he will just shake his head)
9. Kakak
10. Katak
11. Adik
12. Ah ma – grandma
13. Ba – bus or the occasional ‘bak’
14. Grrrr – when he sees a tiger/lion and spongebob (don't ask me why but perhaps the colour)
15. Eeeyaauu eeeyaauu – when he sees a cat/kitten
16. Woo woo – barking sound when he gets his stuffed dog or sees any dog
17. Azan (to which he will also animate with his own version of the Azan)

Erm, that’s all that I can think of for now…

Expensive Pulau Redang

Pulau Redang hotels would cost more? And by that, it’s not RM100 more but it’s going to cost USD500 for hotel? Goodness….and this will deprive Malaysians from ever being able to visit our very own Pulau Redang.
This is ridiculous. It’s such a pity.

Divers go there to dive, they do not mind cheap hotels just for the overnight. They know they have to keep the place clean and not harm the other living things there.

If it’s going to cost USD500 just for a hotel stay, these pampered rich would not give a second thought on littering, and their pompous lifestyle would just ruin everything.

And the saddest fact is that probably our future generation would find it more of a financial burden to even just pop over to visit.

What’s going to happen to the less than RM100 per night chalets which allow us to enjoy the sea breeze at night and gaze into the stars will sitting by the balcony?

What’s wrong with these people anyway?

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Shopping cart

What do you do if you find this in your local supermart? :)

He insisted on getting into the supermart trolley which he found while walking around. The moment I 'loaded' him into the trolley he was silent and sat so quietly I'd think something was wrong. But I guess he was just absorbing the moment and the 'thrill' for the first time riding in this. He refused to leave it when we had to go into the restaurant for makan.
So now I have an alternative if I go need to lug the stroller along ;p

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Chai Kueh

Literally translated it means 'vegetable cake'. Usually is filled with sengkuang and abit of carrots and dried shrimps. On certain occassions you can find it with kuchai fillings instead. (apologies - at this point of time the English names for these vege just slipped mymind)

And these 5 miserable pieces don't come cheap. I used to remember these were sold at RM0.50 each....and slowly it went to maybe RM0.80. But I guess at a shopping centre food court, these had to be more...but the moment i saw it, I just couldn't resist. I had to buy it for tea-time :) (cos I already bought my lunch)

It's been sometime since I ate this. It's of Hokkien origin, hence it's not so commonly available in KL area. If it is, the halal version is quite hard to find too.

I hope it doesn't dissapoint me later.....