Thursday, September 28, 2006

Work in progress!

So as you all know.. everything in my life now is 'work in progress'. :p

1. The House - they are now tiling the bricks and hammering the frame for the roof now.. you can see pictures of it @ my flikr account.

2. divineMums - We've got my famous father-in-law(TerryWinn) to take some pictures of some of the tops.

This here you have Sarah Jane,(Mother of 4, under the age of 6)Breastfeeding her littlest in our very own Comfort T.
And here she is in Bellus, breastfeeding discreetly still!

Gosh.. I'm so excited!! Can't wait to see mums around the world wearing it!! :p

Friday, September 22, 2006

Six Success Principles

They are:

* Control your destiny or someone else will.
* Face reality as it is—not as it was, and not as you wish it were.
* Be candid, up-front, and totally honest with everyone.
* Don’t "manage" people. Lead by example.
* Change before you’re forced to. Be in control of the change and the pace of change.
* If you don’t have a competitive advantage, don’t compete. Either get a competitive advantage or get out of the game.

By Dextar Yager

I would love to be able to live by these 6 principles. At the moment, not one! Gosh.. that's sad..

Thursday, September 21, 2006

NZ confirmed!!

Thank God for MATTA fair, that's Malaysia travel fair, we have got our tickets confirmed and will be getting on that plane on the 27th Jan.. SO .. NZ here we come...

Talking about NZ.. I don't know if I ever wanna move back to NZ with all the news that I have been reading.. But then there are always pros and cons to a country.. Just have to ignore the cons and focus on the pros.. I guess I would still wanna move to the country side and not the city, where everything happens. But in saying that suicide rates are a lot high in country sides!! LOL

Still... Life is as good as we make it ourselves. Right??

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Permanently Parents - The Changing Nest

I receive an email everyday from Daily OM. Today this is what I received...

Once one becomes a parent, it is for life! Our identities change perceptively the moment we take on the name "mum" or "dad". Not only they don't provide us with a manual guide, our role is not a fixed one either. As children move from one phase of their lives to the next, parental roles change. When these transitions involve a child gaining independence, many parents experience an empty nest feeling. Instead of feeling proud that their children have achieved so much-whether the flight from the nest refers to the first day of kindergarten or the start of college-parents feel they are losing a part of themselves. However, when approached thoughtfully, this new stage of parental life can be an exciting time in which mothers and fathers rediscover themselves and relate to their children in a new way.

As children earn greater levels of independence, their parents often gain unanticipated freedom. Those with younger children beginning school or teenagers taking a first job can plan a special day in which they express their pride and explain that they will always be there to offer love and support.

The more parents both celebrate and honor their children's life transitions, the less apprehension the children will feel. Parents who embrace their changing nest while still cherishing their offspring can look forward to developing deeper, more mature relationships with them in the future.

Sigh.. what have I got myself into?? :p It's all good...

Thi is Mr Bambam, doing his "Away". He first squats, with hands back, and swings his hands forward with a big 'Aaaa-Way!'

This is him doing his 'Ai Ni' (Love you), he puts his a hand to his ear, and says 'Hi', so that is his 'Ai' too.. then he pauses and points to you and says 'Ni'(you)

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

I've been Tagged!

Six random things about I, Myself and Me.

1. I'm a workoholic.. I work 7 days a week.. and on my days that I do get off, I would go to work to relax. Even during my pantang month! :p

2. I would love to be able to take photographs like my father-in-law

3. I use to party 5 nights a week till I got pregnant!

4. I still don't believe I've got 2 kids!

5. I'm easily addicted to things.. Doesn't matter what it is..

6. I've always wanted to adopt, there are so many children out there that needs love and care, and I've always wanted 6 kids!!!! but don't think hubby or financial will allow me to.. but we will see... :)

Hm.. who can I tag???
1. Jordan
2. Gracey
3. Kimmy Sia
4. Aida(Just when you have nothing to do during that pantang month! :p)
5. Jinxy
6. You... yes you!

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Happy 103 Birthday..

To all our fellow Sitiawan Foo Chow Settlers... although I don't think a lot of them are left. But they are preparing a true feast tonight, the usual 10 course meal, for all Sitiawanians!

This was the old "Pastor's house", don't think it's as old as 103, but should be at least 70+ now. It is now turned into the " Sitiawan Settlement Museum". Right next to this is Pioneer ChurchPioneer Church
Pioneer Church
Originally uploaded by Chiwigal.


End of 1904 church obtained ten acres of land for construction, with another three acres adjacent land for cemetery ground.

Mid of 1905 - construction work began - cost $900
1906 - the building was burnt down owing to a wild fire
1907 - church rebuilding - cost $1600
1910 - church renovation - cost $650
1927 - new church building built in the shape of the cross, in use until today.

I, myself, am a 3rd generation Foo Chow here in Sitiawan. It's definitely changed alot since I can remember, can only imagine when my great grand parents first arrived here to settle. I've heard a lot of stories from my grandma on my mum's side, she is 94 this year, to when the Japaness came and stuff when Chin Pin was around. This little town has survived quite a bit! My children are now 4th generation.. gosh... I'm definitely a I'm a Sitiawanian!

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Baby and more babies...

Tis a year full of weddings and babies...

My golly gosh.. Seems like everyone around me is having babies!!!
1. My childhood friend just had his first child, a boy, now a month old.
2. My God sis' sister, just had her 2nd, her first girl, 17 days ago.
3. My cousin just had his 3rd, his first girl, 11 days ago.
4. Jordan and Leen just had their first, a son. Congratulations guys!!!
5. Aida will be having hers soon.

And that's all within these 2 months.. I am kinda glad I'm not going to be around this Chinese New Year.. It's a tradition for the married couple to give Ang Pow(Red Packets, hubby calls it the Red Bomb) to those that is not yet married. The thing with Asian, we have really close family ties.. I'm really close to my father's side of the family, we all grew up together, went to school together and see each other every weekend while growing up, and still do now. They are all like my brothers and sisters. My dad has 5 siblings, each of them have 3 kids. So.. indirectly I have 17 brothers and sisters, including my own 2 brothers. So far only 2 of them have kids, both have 3 each. More should be coming next year, as 2 are married this year and 2 early next year. My mum has 11 brothers and sisters, she is the 2nd youngest, all of her brothers and sisters have 4-6 kids, and most of those are married with 3-4 kids of their own. Thank God I'm not as close to that side of the family and don't see ALL of them during Chinese New Year!!!

As for Hubby's side of the family, both my FIL and MIL have 1 brother, and one have 2 girls and one have 1 girl and 2 boys. And hubby has only one sister. hm.. so where am i going to spend CNY?? Only unfortune thing is the airticket to get to them!