Friday, May 30, 2008

No Smoking

Since that there is a law stating that it is against the law to smoke in an enclosed public area, I wonder when will they impose such law as to prohibit smoking in the car with child in.

hmmm... i guess we'll see lots of this happening here, rite... hahahaha

Monday, May 26, 2008

Back To Work

Office Angst
Your first day back at work after maternity leave. You're a wreck. It's not the angst of leaving your little dumpling behind after 12 weeks of blissful bonding (okay, okay, and spit-up-stained tees and infrequent showers) that gets you. It's what you'll wear. What fits? Aha, the selection has been severely narrowed down. You leave yourself an exorbitant amount of time to get ready -- just like the first day of high school all over again. Except that on the first day of high school a 12-pound dwarf didn't barf on your suit right before you walked out the door.

Wow...! Ethan is already 11-week old and since mommy's maternity leave only lasted that pitiful 2 months, so she gotto drag her pity arse back to work... hahahaha

And yeah... there are so many things that was going in mommy's mind. Where to find a good and reliable care taker? Would Ethan able to adapt to the new environment? and other sort of 'nonsense' But most importantly she worried about herself getting back to work. It is undeniable that all mommy will be worried about leaving her newborn baby behind while she goes back to the 'world out there' after being "quarantined" for so long It is nice and comforting that your baby is right beside you and you feel hesitant to part with this little gem of yours.

So before you take the big step into your normal life again, it's good that you get in touch with your colleagues and boss about the "what's ups" that have been going on. And once that you are out there, find some time to catch up on your baby at home. Once you are there, we should find a way to ease the transition from work to home.

Yeah... we will be very eager to rush home to see our little baby and we also presume that he/she will be very eager to see us after a long 8-hour. Err... you might be wrong.

Don't get me wrong. I am not saying that your baby is not eager to see you or you to see him/her. But keep this in mind. After a long day of work, at the end of the day, you are tired and hungry, if not stress. So you might be pretty 'short fuse'.

So stop and ponder, relax. You don't want yourself to be in a "culture-shock" where you are confronted with 'demands' coming from all over the places, your baby, spouse, family members, etc. We should find a balance between your demands and resources. Ask for help if you need one.

There are new parents out there that find it embarrassing to 'ask for help' from a relative or friend. They are afraid that they'll be looked down as being Incapable Parent. This will add more stress to you than help!

Furthermore, we should find some fun time together, spending with your spouse and your baby. Read a bed-time story together, sing a nursery rhyme together, etc.

U Love Ur Wife Huh...

A man with a gun goes into a bank and demands their money. Once he is given the money, he turns to a customer and asks, "Did you see me rob this bank?"

The man replied, "Yes sir, I did." The robber then shot him in the temple, killing him instantly.
He then turned to a couple standing next to him and asked the man, "Did you see me rob this bank?"

The man replied, "No sir, I didn't, but my wife did."

Friday, May 23, 2008

Tribute To The Heroes of China's Earthquake

China quake death toll soars past 55,000

This is the latest headline carried in the and government officials said that the death toll from the earthquake in China has risen to 55,239 and many injured.

Sadly from this disaster, many have lost their family, home, relatives and friends. However, despite this, people come from all over the place, within hours, to lend helping hands

There are aids coming from everywhere. These are heroes, emerging in time of needs, coming from hundreds of miles away to rescue, to assist, to provide relief, to console, in sun or rain. Some have even walked for hours to reach the disaster stricken area just to lend a hand in the rescue operation

There are also heroes amongst us who willing to sacrifice their life to safe others. Shielding and protecting the young and week from harm, even if it costs their lives.

Yuan Wentin(袁文婷), 26, first grade teacher. When the earthquake struck, she rushed to carry her stunned students from classroom on the 3rd floor to the ground. She managed to pull out most of her students, but the building collapsed when she was trying to pull out the last few. At the last moment of her life, she was trying to use her body to shield the students from falling concrete.
Many teachers did the same thing. They are 谭千秋、张米亚、苟晓超、吴忠洪、杜正香......

Many have survived because of these heroic scarification from these HEROES.

"Be Brave" to all the heroes who have sacrificed and those who are involved in the rescue operation.
This baby, after being buried over 24 hours, miraculously, was rescued unscratched. He is about 3-4 months old, and his mother kneeled down, pinned her head and hands on the ground to shielded him from the falling concrete, and milked him. His mother did not make it out. A rescue worker found his mom’s cell phone in his wrapper. It had a text message left by his mother: “Dear child, if you survive, please remember, Mom loves you forever…”

Thursday, May 22, 2008

What Nonsense Talking U!!!

School uniform has always been the requirement, if not necessary, for all school children in Malaysia, amongst others.

However, looking at the increase, sky rocketing, statistic in cases like rape, molestation, sexual harassment, as well as pre-marital sex, some quarters have come up with a "brilliant idea" to suggest that "the uniform worn by girls at government schools, saying it encouraged rape and pre-marital sex"

A "distraction" to men it definitely NOT, I honestly do not know how these learned intellectual conjure up such "brilliant" idea by saying that school uniform, especially ladies', are too revealing, sexy, and, may I quote "It becomes a distraction to men, who are drawn to it, whether or not they like looking at it"

Let us analyze the situation here. I do not deny that it is important to fend off social ills such as rape, sexual harassment and even premarital sex, and may be to include prostitution on top of that. But all these 'social ills' will not happen IF people are properly educated. Without any doubt, rape and sexual harassment are serious crime, but my question is "Does or Will or Can or Could "covering up" really fend off or prevent rape and sexual harassment from happening?" I don't know... All is a matter of education, isn't it?

Then comes pre-marital sex. Wow...big topic!! May I know what constitute Pre-Marital Sex? Sexual Intercourse, whether pre or post marital, require two CONSENTING parties. Correct me if I am wrong, it would definitely be a crime of rape if one party in the "act" is not consenting. So what constitute CONSENT?

It is all in the Mind!!! Pre-marital sex will not happen just because a gal is blardy scantly dressed.!!

Same goes to Prostitution. You can either force a person into prostitution or she "voluntarily" offers herself into it. And being forced into prostitution is definitely a crime, whereas "voluntarily" offering oneself into it has NOTHING to do with her dress code. More so DEFINITELY HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH HER PINAFORE OR SCHOOL UNIFORM!

So, the SOURCE of the "problem" is in the mind! Not in the stoopeed looking Uniform. Treat the mind and you can fend of whatever 'nonsense' that you can think of!

Do you see this as merely school girls in uniform or do you work out in your mind "hmmm... sexy... i wanna %$#@^"?

U Tell Me

Please Help

"Here I don't get enough to eat and I'm always tired"

"I need to find a school to continue my studies"

"I hope this is all a nightmare and I can return to my Beichuan, to my home"

"I was totally scared. The building was shaking and I didn't know what was going on. I just felt strange"

These are what the survivors of the China's largest natural catastrophes. Makeshift tents can be seen everywhere. Many have perished. Many badly injured, physically and mentally. Many have survived to tell the horror they had when the quake struck. Many building have collapsed, homes shattered, school destroyed, family broken, village destroyed.

The sight. The sound. And the smell of human suffering is everywhere you turn. Crowded hospitals and temporary relief centers you'll find.

As at 20th May 2008, the total number of casualty has risen to 40,075. Not to mention the number of injured victims. Supplies are scarce at this moment. Medical supplies, food, tents, quilts, clean drinking waters and many more.

Have You Done Your Part to Help? Donate with or any other organisations which is running this earthquake relief mission.

Please Help

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

"Perfect" Scenario, Not...

Think about tis...

U just came back from ur company trip (yea... tis time not able 2 bring ur family along, so u went alone) So when u walked into ur house, u would 'expect' 2b greeted by ur beloved family members, wife, children n pets.

But, tis is not usually the "perfect" scenario that we want it 2b.

So U r tired after a long flight home... adding to it, u gotto tolerate the excruciating taxi ride from the airport, where the cabbie just "flew" (n i mean literally FLEW) on the expressway.

U opened ur house main door, stepped in. What did u see? It's in the same condition as u left "it" a couple of days ago. U feel glad n happy that everything is fine in ur home. BUT on the other hand, Where Are Your Love Ones?? U called out, "Honey... I am home" but was only b greeted by the sheer silence of ur home (tranquility eh... tis is the irony of it)

Then u remember that ur spouse once said, "Oh... if u r out on ur business trip, i'll b at my parent's" And finally, u "found" ur wife there. U said lovingly to her, "Hi hi... darling, how r u?" but wan only being stared with "cold" eyes by everyone in the house. Silence struck the room.

Then from the corner where ur wife sit, "What r u doing here!!? U r not welcomed here!"

WHAT!!? Have I just heard a very UN-welcoming statement that came out of my wife's mouth?? Is she not glad to see me? (damnn... i am. But tis soon turned out to be "i was") Silence, once again, filled the room...

p.s. the situation illustrated above is purely fictitious, and any resemblance to existing person/situation is merely coincidental. Any judgment/decision/conclusion that you make is purely yours and the writer shall not vouch for the accuracy of which judgment/decision/conclusion.

Friday, May 16, 2008

What R U Gonna Do?


And it's a long weekend ahead hahahaha... So what U gonna do for tis long holiday? Go on a holiday? Going on a shopping spree? or just staying home n b a "sleepy piggy"? hahahaha

Coming Monday is the Wesak Day... n it's gonna b so crowded in the Buddhist temples around here where devotees go to pray.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Busy Parenting

"Your (fill in: cat, dog, bird) is pissed at you. You've been so busy and distracted that you've been trying to ignore this truth. But it has become impossible not to notice the looks and, oh, the attitude. Your pet is horrified and not a little bit annoyed. To your beloved pet, you've brought home a noisy, pooping, wriggling little fiend who just happens to be getting an awful lot of the attention once reserved for inhabitants of the nonhuman variety. The other day, during a particularly colicky moment, the look on your pet's face clearly said: "What on Earth were you thinking?" "

Tis is a short paragraph i found in tis parenting site n find it quite true. Especially it applies to me n my wife now

Are We So "Fragile"!

I can't help it but to come to term that we are SICK people. Physically, mentally, psychologically, emotionally, internally, externally. Everywhere you go. Near or far. High or low. We'll find SICK people.

Walk into any government or private hospitals. Any ward. Any floor. You'll find SICK people seeking medical assistance. Seeking help. Seeking advise. And some even say "seeking second opinion"

We may be having a sumptuous meal with our family, or playing a game of poker with our friend today, and then find that one of our beloved relatives, colleagues, brothers, sisters and friends is SICK. "Oh..! He was just sitting there in the morning when his wife found him cold" or "He was still happily chatting with us when he collapsed and now he's in the ICU"

Sorry that I rant... I am feeling so sad that we are still so "fragile" despite all the advance technology and nutritional supplements that we are having taken almost every now and then (if not everyday)

Saturday, May 10, 2008

What I REALLY Want To Do On Mother’s Day

I was actually planning to hv a blog break during tis Mother's Day weekend (but my itchy hands gotto switch on my poor computer n login here to ) and I m glad i do...

Got tis lovely tag from Mummy In Vain to share what she REALLY want to do on Mother's Day.

Hmmm... let me see. What I really want to do on Mother's Day..? For these many years, my mom will always say, "never mind lar... everyday is Mother's Day if all of U children r good n grow up 2b good person" Mommy always making sure that all of us siblings hv the best.

In fact I always wanted to give my mom a surprise n bring her for a long holiday to the Europe (but dat remains a dream from the day I started working... sob... sob...)

I hope this dream will come true.

Here I wish all MOTHERS out there a HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Even Pigs Can Be Cute!

What do U do when U r mad, angry, raged, fury n watever word u wanna call it? Do U curse n swear!? or do U "send regards" to the person U r enraged with?

Yup! All those &*^%$^$#@$^&%$# will b coming out of UR mouth like the gush of a waterfall. "F*&k tis blardy &%^$^%!!!" "F*@k tat &^%$* b****!!" n there r more. Ain't i rite!? Many of us will use animals to describe or curse the person we hate most... like "dat blardy %$^$&* Son of a BITCH!!" or "dis &*^%% is an animal!" or just "F*$k dat animal!!" or "F&%k dat PIG!!"

Please dont curse n insult animals... I love animals.. they are lovable. By nature, we human r animal-lover. But many a time when those &^$#^*^@ had done a thing, so bad, that we can't help to curse n swear describing dat person as an "animal".

Animals r cute and lovable. Even Pigs can be cute too!!

And Who Said I Am FAT!!?

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

When Ethan Didn't Wanna Sleep!

When Ethan didnt wanna sleep,
Daddy n mommy will b 'black-eye-sheep'!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Bedtime Story

I m amazed by those programs in the telly showing how a daddy or mommy reads a bedtime story to his/her kid every nite n tug the baby to sleep. It's just so lovely

So since I have my own baby now, I went to get some story books for Ethan so that I can also read bedtime story to him n then tug him to sleep That would b so lovely too... hmmm......

But...... come to think about it. Watever that's shown in d telly will stay in d telly. Would it work in real life is another story, rite. Will Ethan b lying on his bed 'quietly' listening to my bedtime story while daddy is trying his best to read out those "bombastic" ingelis in d story books. Or will daddy ended up with ...

Monday, May 5, 2008

Parents Beware!

Very often we, as parents, will make sure that our baby is safe from any harm and danger. We make sure that our households are safe for our baby. We make sure that all dangerous items like knife, scissors, sharp objects etc are kept away and only provide the safest environment for them to play with. Likewise when we go out, either to the park or shopping mall.

However, have we really done enough to ensure that our children are safe? Have we make sure that our household is sufficiently clean? "Yeah, of course" we'll say, "I clean my house every day".

But sometimes, we tend to forget something here.

As a layman, we know very little about them. All we know is 'take out our blanket, bed sheets, etc under the sun' for few hours and it'll do the job. But have we imagine that there are thousands or even millions of these mites welcoming you the minute you lay down onto your pillow? (wow! the thought of it is enough to send chills up my spine)

Okay... let us say that we have taken good care of our bedroom. Free of mites.

How about your carpet? curtains? your baby's toys? and your pets?

These microscopic living organism, that feed on our dead skins and hair, are the cause of most asthma, nasal allergy, and some eczema.

Imagine that our baby touches one of these and rubbed his eyes afterwards.

So, think again!

Why!!? Why Me!!?

Friday, May 2, 2008

Sleep When Ur Baby Sleeps

It has been almost 2 months since Ethan is born n we have so many sleepless nites n im sure dat besides me, Yvonne is exhausted too by now by the lack of sleep.

Should hv listened to our moms when they said, "get UR sleep now" when Yvonne was pregnant. They sure have their reason why they said dat... but we didnt listen Shrugging it off by saying "well, U can sleep now n reserve for de future" n "cant b so "hard" rite taking care of just one baby"

And now, bcos of these ignorant n clueless of de exhaustion dat we would experience once Ethan is born, both daddy n mommy is totally wrecked n tired beyond sanity U just feel like U can just drop n sleep until 'duh cow comes home' n now u regretted for not listening to ur parents when they said, "get UR sleep now!!"

Then comes another piece of advise from those "more experienced" uncles n aunties, "sleep when UR baby sleeps". Not wanting to b ignorant tis time, U try to "sleep when ur baby sleeps" but what'd U get? U CAN'T!!! Yeah! U CAN'T!

Now dat Ur baby is born, it is utterly impossible to sleep when ur baby sleeps. There r so many things to do besides attending to ur baby. Who will b doing d washing? cooking? cleaning? n making sure dat ur house is in good condition?

For U who is pregnant now, get UR sleep now! when u can bcos U Really Need It