Hooked on Plants Vs Zombies. When I first saw it, I said to myself "What a dumb game!!" Then coz my kids really wanted to play, I decided to 'vet' it first by playing it myself. Got hooked!!! In my defence, it's really and interesting game of strategy. and experts said that playing games is a good way of exercising our minds, which otherwise would rot with dis-use! So... I'm just doing the necessary to stay mentally-fit :-P
Oh, I also got hooked to an FB game called Zuma Blitz. Another 'stupid' game. But I have to do what I have to do for the health of my mind, right?
The Breastfeeding Classes I have been conducting are usually full-house events now. I'm really happy about it. Speaking to a full-house is more satisfying than having just a few people in front of me. To me, it simply means that more and more people are getting aware of the imprtance of breastfeeding, and they want to give their best to baby.
And yes, of course it feels great when I receive a call, and he went 'Are you the Gina Yong, who's the famous breastfeeding teacher?"
What have we been up to?
Ok, I'll admit it. We've been so busy having a good time. This blog did cross my mind quite a few times (usually when I was about to fall asleep), and I told myself I'll update it 'soon' :-P
So, it's been one party after another since Christmas
Christmas eve - hosted a pot-luck dinner
Christmas Lunch - hosted another pot-luck party
Christmas Dinner - hosted yet another dinner
Day after Christmas - attended a party
New Year's Eve - hosted a dinner party
New Year's Day - hosted another pot-luck party
Day after New Year - hosted a party for members of my church group (food paid for by group)
Monday after New Year's Day - withdrawal syndrome.
I do so love to have parties. And I do like hosting them. Kids love them too. My hubby? He's ok I guess :-)
So when's the next party?
This coming Thursday. It's a public holiday - Thaipusam Day..... and my birthday :-)
Phew!!! Recently, life has been one whirlwind after another! My last blog was almost 2 months ago!!!! sorry , sorry!!! So what have I been up to?
We moved home!!!
From my big house to a smaller Condo unit. Why?? No maid to help me since August, and having to slave over the house was no fun! Yes, of course the kids do help out, but ....... Well, we decided to move to a smaller place, and I felt way better after that! Kids were quite sad initially coz they're pretty sentimental about the house where they spent more than half their lives, but after staying in this condo for a month, they agreed it's a good idea. Less work, more play, with the free use of swimming pool and the playground which is just next to our ground floor unit :-)
Lots to do!
Swimming, shopping, cleaning, skating, movies etc tc etc.
I'm busier during school holidays!!!
Yay!! I got a new Christmas tree! The old one was ..... going 'naked'.
Took each kid shopping (individually), so that they could get pressies for each other.
They kept asking me what I want, and I replied that I want something to make my life easier. Hmm... I wonder what they'll get for me without me knowing. Last year, Damian pretended to have a stomach-ache while shopping at Ikea, and he rushed off towards the toilet. I followed him from a safe distance and saw him buy me a lantern (which I indicated that I liked earlier on). So sweet.
There's only 11 days left until 2011. 13 days till school reopens!!
I'm not done with 'going-back-to-school' shopping. Haven't bought their school uniforms, books or shoes!!!
I'm sure I have forgotten to get Christmas pressies for some important people.
And forgotten to invite some important relative to my home for Christmas dinner.
ok, ok, * DEEP BREATH*, I'll get it done tomorrow!!! After all, I'm SuperWoman
We have Happy, a medium sized mongrel. But Happy's an 'outside dog' (we don't let her into the house), full of energy, and not so much fun to cuddle. Good for keeping fit as you really have to run after her when we go out for our evening walks.
Kids has been yearning for a 'indoor-dog', like my sisters' poodles, silky-terriers and shih-tzu. When my sisters have to go abroad for a few days, my kids are more than happy to babysit the dogs. It's a real treat for them. (the kids... and err... maybe the dogs too. i don't think the dogs get much rest when they were with us, as they get cuddled and coddled so much).
Whenever we go to a pet shop, we will be exclaiming over the dogs on sale. Oh how sweet they are! How cute! Oh dear, look at the price-tags! Never mind ... let's hope that your aunties go abroad more often :-P
Then, last Sunday, a friend from church asked if I would like to have a shih-tzu puppy. Really?? How much? It's Free????? Really??? She connected us to the owner, and the very next day we flew over to her house and brought the puppy home (before the owner could change her mind!)
My first thought was Honey(NO!!! the kids yelled)
What about Patches(but Aunty MP's dog has the same name!) Josie(after Josephine? What happens if I wanted to scold the dog but they thought I was scolding the child instead?) Princess(but that's the name of our first dog that has to be put to sleep! But most of us like that name)
Aunty M suggested 'Sparkles', (but Cousin D said NO!!!!, that was her dog that died!, but Steph likes that name.)
In the end .... it's Princess Sparkles !!!
Received the following in one of those forwarded (spam) emails. It's good :
Why should the wedding ring be worn on the fourth finger? There is a beautiful and convincing explanation given by the Chinese .....
The thumb represents your Parents. The second (index) finger represents your Siblings. The middle finger represents you. The fourth (ring) finger represents your Life Partner. The last (little) finger represents your children.
First, open your palms (face to face),bend the middle fingers and hold them together, back to back. Second, open and hold the remaining three fingers and the thumb - tip to tip. (As shown in the figure below):
Now, try to separate your thumbs (representing the parents). They will open, because your parents are not destined to live with you lifelong, and have to leave you sooner or later.
Join your thumbs as before and separate your Index fingers (representing siblings). They will also open, because your brothers and sisters will have their own families and will have to lead their separate lives.
Now rejoin the index fingers and separate your little fingers (representing your children). They will open too, because the children also will get married and settle down on their own some day.
Finally, rejoin your little fingers, and try to separate your ring fingers (representing your spouse). You'll be surprised to see that you just CANNOT, because husband & wife have to remain together all their lives - through thick and thin!!
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