Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Big News from Me

I can virtually see spiderweb in my blog here. Facebook nowadays seems to be easier to handle than the blog, I don't have to blah blah blah too long. Just snap here and there, caption, then that's it, it's an update. However, since my Facebook is in private setting, I think it should be fair enough to give some updates here today. Too many things had happened since the last time I wrote (in June, 2012). Maybe it shall be easier just to list them down..

1. We are expecting another baby! In fact, it's in 2 months time, how fast times flies. In the early stage of my pregnancy, I thought I'll be getting a boy, but when the scan was clear enough to see, doc has been saying that she's expecting a girl. However, on last Saturday during my 7th months check-up, she thought she saw some 'testi' in between the legs. Haha! Next check-up will be confirmed again during 4D scan, but either way will be definitely fine with us :D

2. I just resigned from my current job. For the first time ever, it is not because I want to.

3. It is because we are going to move to Miri, Sarawak! After 15 years in Klang Valley and called it my second home, finally I will be returning to Sarawak for good.

4. Right now, I am trying to free myself from any work, although my official physical last day is 2nd Nov. 2012. I do love my job, but laziness comes in the package along with pregnancy I guess :D

5. Slowly giving away/selling stuffs that we don't need or too troublesome to bring back to Sarawak. The house we are staying right now will be rented out, most probably fully or partially furnished, depending on what we can bring back or give away.

6. One way ticket to Kuching for me is on 4th Nov. 2012. I can't wait to join my daughter there, she is doing very well with my parents-in-law and getting cheeky and smarter everyday!

7. Once I delivered and finished my confinement in Kuching after CNY, me, Marion and the new baby will be joining Momo in Miri.

To be honest, I do feel sad to leave KL after waiting for this opportunity for so long. But I also feel excited as everyone has been saying that Miri is a great place. I do know I will miss the shopping complexes, the foods and the hype life here, but I don't see any problem in adapting to life in Miri either. My elder brother and sister are in Bintulu, just a couple of hours drive from Miri and I can make the weekend escapade anytime if I ever needed a change of air. Beach is nearby, although it can't compare to the beaches here, but I've never been much of a beach-loving person either. I couldn't help to think how things going to be there later on, but for now I just try not to think to much of it, just go along with the flow. At this moment, while taking our time to pack, I also have been shopping for kitchen stuff that I will need and I don't think I'll find in Kuching or Miri. Besides taking care of the new baby and also Marion, at least I'll try to find time to cook or bake so that life won't be too monotonous. When the time is right and if there are good job offers coming in, I definitely do not mind to go back to workforce..

Monday, June 18, 2012

Divorced at 32

My heart cried when I received the sms. I got the news from my friend herself that she just got divorced with her husband of 10 years. She became a single parent to 4 kids at the age of 32.

I have never liked the husband, somehow I just don't agree with them being together from the very beginning. I was there when they first laid eyes on each other. And she knows how I felt without me ever saying it. But I know what I think and feel does not mean and have anything to do with them, I know this very well.

I am so glad that she shared with me her happiest time, and came to me during her hardest time. I felt honored that she thinks of me and knows that I will be there for her after all these years.

I never wished what happened to her to happen to anyone, especially myself. Nevertheless, it just made me stop and think, and to make things in my life right what has always been wrong.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A little update

Ok so last nite after a dinner encounter with coffee girl and after a bit of drilling from her, here's my little update.

Marion is already 1 year and 5 months now. I am very pleased with her development. She can already completed her singing of Twinkle Little Star, ABC and counting marbles from 1 to 10. She can even spelled out alphabets on the signboards when we were out. Last time, if I see parents teaching such a young kids to learn reading and counting, I would have said they are kiasu... But now I know that all babies are actually smart and they can be taught to do that if given the right exposure and direction. Some research that I read, I've tested it on her, and the results are amazing. My effort has been continued by my in-laws, and my daughter has been absorbing information like a sponge. Lots of people has been praising her as either smart or a baby genius and start comparing her to other kids they know. But I don't agree with their opinion. How to educate babies, it's all up to the parents. I do not like to believe baby can actually choose which channel they want to watch, giving just an example. I like to believe that all babies, with exception of those with specific birth defects, are smart and capable of handling vast amt of information.

Oops I'm running out of time.. To be continued...

Sunday, February 12, 2012

What Have We Been Up to this past 2.5months?

Oh wow. It is my first post for the year. And it's already February. Gosh... time past by so fast.. i wish my bank loans can finish as fast... it seems to be neverending...

What's up with me since my last post? Well.. some is good, but for the most part of it, not really.

In between mid-December to mid February, my baby-sitter stop looking after Marion to take care of his husband fulltime just after Christmas. We lost an aunty to cancer on 2nd Jan, my youngest brother was admitted to SGH for burn-accident at his workplace on 4th February which involved mostly on his face and right hand, and now Marion is in Kuching and not with us cos we still couldn't find a babysitter. How I miss her so badly. It is not that we haven't tried to consider the option of sending her to nursery, but when I see the condition of other kids at the nursery that we checked out, I just couldn't bring myself to leave my baby there. I am not saying that they don't take good care of children under their care, but ... there were so many kids compare to the minders ratio.. and they can't possibly be able to focus on my daughter's wellbeing.. my heart goes out to the little babies who cried and nobody picked them up to sooth them soon enough. At least my daughter can play by herself and quite socialized in a way and does not need to be attended all the time, but still....

Other than that, despite our hectic life with works and our travelling back and forth to Kuching, we have a good health, there is a new prospect for Momo on the way (cross finger) and I am able to reduce my weight with 4kg more to go to my pre-pregnancy weight. Now I really understand what it truly means to be able to wear your old jeans post pregnancy :D I would love to make domestic travel plans, and fulfill our promise to bring Marion to Universal Studio in Singapore by her 2nd birthday, but things are quite uncertain when we still could not find a babysitter, better still a full-time maid. But if there is an irresistable travel offer by our company to oversea destination esp Europe, I will definitely considered it. Marion's development progress has gone very well and we are so proud of her. She could point out her body parts and her vocabulary improved day by day. My struggle with teaching her to drink from the straw was over after I stopped trying for about a couple of weeks, then suddenly I managed to show her the trick and it was smooth sailing once she figured it out. And now there's no more spill *happy*

I would like to take this chance to congratulate a blogger friend, Coffee Girl whom I've met and I personally adore. Her post was featured in Sarawak mainstream local newspaper and to be honest, I seriously think that her writing is more interesting than some of the feature writers in the The Star. She will do very well indeed, and I really hope she get to publish her own books one day, if only she get to be kicked at the bum real hard and start getting serious in her writing. Her writer's block excuses is getting lame. I know she'll be reading this, but anyway, congrates girl!