Tuesday, January 31, 2012

First Fight

Ok, technically not first but first one in kindy. Well, I guess he has reached the stage when boys will be boys.

Daddy texted me yesterday to say AIR1 got into a fight in kindy. I was like ‘OMG!!’ what happened? He said AIR1 got into a tiff with another boy apparently rushing for their water bottles. Then the other boy bit AIR1’s lips. Part of me thought it was rather funny and another was quite concerned.

But boys will be boys and he has a small cut(like how when we accidentally bite our lips or tongue) on his lip but otherwise he was ok. He didn’t even tell me about it in the evening when I fetched him from the babysitter. He told me the other caregiver’s son hit him instead. Hahaha oh well…those two boys have a 'thing' for each other.

Was supposed to asked his teacher more about it but due to the rain, I didn’t…not convenient lah standing there.

So what to do when your young child gets into a tiff? Later that night, Daddy told him that if his friend ever hits him, he should hit back. :) then I told him, but he can’t do that to his sister, even if his sister hit him first. :D

Now let’s sit back and see what happens next time…

Healthier Tuna option

In my attempt to eat healthier after CNY, I’ve decided to make tuna salad, either for dinner tonight or lunch tomorrow. So off I went to get my can of tuna.

I would normally buy solid/tuna chunks in brine but then I saw now they do have in ‘water’ and in ‘spring/mineral water’ depending on the brand. So out of curiosity I took a peek at the nutritional values and compared both.

In my mind, I would think that tuna in water/spring water would have less calories. Fat? Maybe would be the same since the source is from the tuna. But I was surprised to find that, for the brand I bought, per 100g consumed, in brine would provide me with 83kcal and 0.2g fat. But if in water, I would have 87kcal and 0.3g fat. Wait…how does that happen? From another brand, I would be getting 107kcal of fat, when in water!!


Must do some research ;p

Friday, January 13, 2012

AIR1's 3rd

3 year just went by in a flash....

Technically, its on the 14th, but because we celebrated it at the nursery today, so I shall write about it today :) No photos because the kids were super excited with the cuppies and goody bag. One of the care-givers' son is a year older than him, also on the same day.

Baked them cuppies at 11pm the night before, finishing only at 130am....:( just as I was going to go to bed, Asrul had cry and wake up restless n seemed disturbed...by the time I went to bed....it was almost 230am..oh dear!

Erm, this time 3 years ago, I was still in the office....oblivious of what was going to happen later in the night which lasted for almost 24 hours....hehehe

But, indeed the 3 years had its ups and downs, but the best of it was knowing that a lil' baby boy is now all grown up....but still as stubborn and manja and likes to bully his sister, when his mood is bad, but loves his sister to bits in his good mood....

We had a quick conversation from kindy to nursery yesterday.

Me: Asrul, how old are you? (holding out my 3 fingers)
Asrul looks at me, until I prompted him....'3'

Me: What's your name?
Asrul : .....(I started saying Asrul, then he followed with) Irfan Riley.

Me: What is your sister's name?
Asrul: Sister
(I couldn't help laughing because it was the first time I asked him this, and it was a technically correct answer) Then I prompted him with Alvina Iman and he said 'Ranya'...

I wonder why kids (well to be specific ASrul) only remembers the last one only...even his own name, eversince he could speak. But he does call himself 'Asrul', only when asked for name, he will not say....weird....

Oh well...soon I'm going to miss his occassional 'Mummy, sayang' , asking me for a hug n kiss....

Mummy & Daddy hope you'll grow up be a brilliant child, succeed in whatever you do and of course, listen to us and treat us well when we grow old :)

Happy 3rd BIrthday, Asrul!!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Durian Cheese Cake

Meant to blog about something else but just because I had this an hour ago, I just had to tell all!!

The durian cheese cake (in the foreground) is awesome!! Have not had anything as awesome as this before. Seriously...the durian's taste and texture is just nice and can feel it. It's potent. Only towards the rear of the cake you get less of it but otherwise it's all durian beneath a cheesy layer.

AWESOME! Go try it in secret recipe....not trying to promote, but it's simply awesome-lah! :D

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

New Year Challange

Happy New Year!! (yeah, a tad late, but better late than never, right?)

Ok, this has been a really neglected blog....so many reasons and excuses I can give but I just blame it on the fact that when I feel like blogging, it's always the most inconvenient time ever and when I have the time, I'm not inspired. Can? :)

Anyways, my new year sort of started with a bang....yeah, kinda literally, cos I went for the Newton New Year Challenge! Not up to the full monty of 25km in those hills, so I did the 12km only. And of course, this time I fared much better, in fact, really well. A PB for me, inspite of the hilly route. Well, if it was really 12km (it felt shorter than 12, actually) and I did it in 1:13, it's an average of 6min pace...this technically means I can do a sub-60min for a normal 10km run....which I've not done in eons!!

OK, OK, let's just not get too excited for now....

At less than 2km from start, my MP3 decided to bonk out. (My first time taking it out for a race and it does that to me, how ungrateful!! ;p) Then the 'skirt & tights' I wore....had some technical issues...OK, the rear pocket on the skirt is unlike that of the tights so it 'bounces' more when loaded. This time I kept the MP3 in my arm wallet and phone in the rear, so the rear pocket was annoyingly bouncing too much. Less than 500m from start, I took the phone out and held it in my hands...and ran with it that way...then i added the earphones to the hand with my phone...

I'm used to holding my car keys while running, but this felt a lil' too much. I was half annoyed and displeased. But what to do? Continue running lah!!

Then Jaja and Bacin came by....so I kept up my pace with them...till almost the end of the first hill...I let them by, knowing I couldn't keep it up anymore. So I ran my pace, but just as I reached the U-turn, I noticed they weren't too far in front. I had hopes of closing the gap, knowing it was impossible to keep up as there was another hill looming.

Impressed with my own hill work and breathing, I just kept to my pace...knowing I need to conquer another hill and it's only halfway through.

When we reached the main road of Lebuhraya Bukit Jalil, I knew the end was near, but then again, sometimes it's deceiving. After the last water station (seeing I could do it in less than 1:20), I decided to give it a push...but boy oh boy, up that last slope before the right turn at the traffic lights, I felt like passing out!! The distance to that traffic lights seemed forever!! Slowed down a little just after the turn to regain myself...and one final push till the end! Satisfied at 1:13, I was half smiling, knowing it was one great run!! Despite lack of milleage and proper training, I think this was superb (for me lah!).

Now, time to bring out the stroller and AIR2 again this weekend!! :D

The day continued with shopping and walking!!

Have a great 2012 y'all!!