Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Cold Hits Sitiawan...

Seems like everyone we know is down with a cold and a pretty bad one too.. 1 min you feel alot better and the next you feel like you've just been hit by a 18 wheeler! It's been hanging around Caleb for a week now and about 4 days for both Maddog and I.

We were suppose to go out to KL on Sunday for a business training, at 10 am, which means we would have to start our drive at about 5:30 am, and try and find this place in Ampang.. er.. where is that!? :) Which also means that we will have to drive back after the training, as Jacob had a class the next day at 12 noon. So as you would have guessed, we flagged it! Was just not possible!

Hopefully We will get better by this weekend, as it is my cousin's wedding. And I am going to take some pictures of her day! :) I think her 'Day' is starting at about 6 am! The groom is coming at 8am to 'buy' the bride, once she is bought, they will have the tea ceremony for the bride's side, which is going to take about an hour, hopefully. The bride and groom has to leave the bride's house and arrive at the groom's house by 10am.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006


Gosh it's been a long week......
House is going well..IMG_3202

And best of all I've lost 3.2kgs in 3 weeks!!!! I've tried all kinds of diets and all sorts of ways to slim down; gym, swimming, eating less, ultrasound, G5, G3, teas, coffee, you name it, I've tried it! But NEVER anything!! the most is about 1 kg...

Friday, October 13, 2006

Spoke too Soon...

Well... I was soooo wrong thinking that once my parents were back, I would have more time to relax...
Now that dad is back, everything is going at full force, top gear, NOW, NOW, NOW! Yes, dad is a 'slave driver'! He now wants to move into the new house by Christmas.. hm.. that's 2 months away, so he has got his whip out and opening a few cans of whoop-ass! The roof tiles have finally arrive and they are laying them out as I type. At the same time, we have got some relatives from Taiwan over, that we haven't seen for like 20 years. So we are busy entertaining as well.

So between running around showing the rellies a 'good christian' time, as Chiwidad would put it, and getting the details and measurement for tiles, toilets and everything else for the house... I've just gone on a diet. I've lost 1.2kgs in 6 days.. but that was before the rellies arrived, so it was b4 all the 10 course dinners that we've been having the past 3 nights .. sigh.. am definitely not looking forward to stepping on those weighing scales next Tuesday. I am hoping to lose all that 13 extra kgs that I put on with my 2 little angels/rascals/wolves-in-sheep's clothing.. etc. My target is to achieve that within the next 3 months. And if I do.. I'll post a b4 and after picture up for you guys to see.... :) Here is my 'diet' progress blog.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Yay! It's Almost over!

Ya.. It's all almost over!! I am really at my ends... So..

1. My Parents are coming back tomorrow, not a moment too soon.. As most of you know, my parents travel to NZ about every 2 months, and stays for 2 months. So during the period that they are gone I have to run 2 of their businesses(2 Retail Optical shops + the school(Well Jake helps run it, but I have to manage him thou); manage the books for all the shops; take care of my kids; my 95 years old grandma; manage 2 maids; run the house; pay the bills; buy the essentials... etc This time there are 2 extra things: I've started my own business as you know, divineMums; and the House that is building, that's another headache and a half. For those of you that have build a house in Malaysia, you would probably know the stress that you have to go thru. I'll leave that for another time.

2. In the Chinese tradition, the seventh month in the Chinese calendar is called the Ghost Month (鬼月), during this month the hell gate opens up during this month for all the hungry ghosts. Well.. so.. being a superstitious bunch of ppl chinese ppl are, no wedding are allowed to be held this month, some even says that business will have bad luck if they open this month.. And it is also believed that during every ghost month, it has a quota to hit, a ship of dead ppl, so there is an increase in the incidence of accidents and deaths during the seventh month of the lunar calendar, when all the ghosts are out to get their revange/finding a mate/playing mischief. During Ghost Month, people prepare big feasts to indulge the many roaming ghosts. So set out lots of offerings; hell money, hell cars, hell maids, food.. etc.

This year.. there are 2 7th month. So all the wedding will start from this weekend, coz Friday is the end of the Ghost MonthS! And guess what?? 3 of my cousins are getting married in NOV! 3!!!! 1 every weekend! Yay! I'm going broke! Sigh