just last saturday my aunt called me up to ask about some of my stuff back home in Penang, if i still want them as they were clearing up the room where my dad has most of his stuff in. don’t know about you, but there are a few things i have kept with me since i was very young and over the years the things i deem worthy of safe keeping … some of those were my first hardcover story book i got as a gift, soft toys from special people … etc, including some handmade letters from previous significant others 😛
because we’ve shifted a few times, some of these precious things have been thrown out like my very personal diary, my highschool projects (i’ve kept them for quite some time) to give more room for more important stuff. anyways, i didn’t really own a room anymore from our last shift to our current house in Penang, which was in 2001. that was because i was already here in UKM/Bangi/Kajang/KL most of the time for my degree… so, what was left of my stuff since 2001 was just in 1 box. SAD… but now as of today, there is no more box left as it has to be cleared away. it’s good in a way that i’m not there to see what is in the box, i might just decide to keep everything again… hahhaa…
so today i was just putting some stuff into my lil ol kancil’s boot (been a long while since i went there), and i came across this ‘Drakkar Noir’ metal box, couldn’t remember what was in there and when i opened it, there were cassette tapes in there!! oh.my.gosh!! and there was Richard Marx, and Rick Price, and Jars of Clay, and Steven Curtis Chapman and etc… all in the box!! and that box brought me all the way back to 1999! oh sweet memories!!
the treasure box
guess which one i chose to listen to first? of course it’s Rick Price, don’t even have to think. *sheepish* and as i drove the short way to pick up Arielle from school, i can’t begin to describe the nostalgic feeling i was having; was somewhat high 🙂 or perhaps it’s just mr blue-eyes’ voice ****melts****
mr blue eyes in cassette form 😛
wow!! it’s already July and i’ve not posted anything for year 2011 as yet! last i checked it was still January. since i’m more relaxed today, which is sooo unusual, thought i’d take this time to quickly write some updates. (also because i was reminded by Claire G when she talked about her new blog that mine’s growing molds now :P)
my status was changed from SAHM to WAHM (Working At Home Mom) after CNY thanks to a good buddy who was willing to hire me to work online at home as a Customer Service for the company she’s managing. i started right after the hols, and so far, the pay has brought about a whole lot of difference to our monthly budget – in all things, He knows and He provides.
work is easy peasy, just a matter of time – what with housework, cooking and baby-sitting. the last one taking the most of my time. so when the kids nap in the afternoon, that’s my official worktime. and ever since Arielle started going to pre-school (8am – 12pm), i’ve had more quality time with Ashton during the morning hours, and sometimes read a chapter of a book before he gets up. THIS is luxury!!
Ayl has left the Sony family and joined Digi (communications company) in mid-May. he’s had to travel to Shah Alam everyday which makes 2hours of travelling to and fro every working day. sometimes, he gets home only at 8pm and that meant, more time for me with the kids… wwweeeee…. [note the sarcasm].
will write more when i’ve got more interesting things to post other than the boring everyday housewife blabber; though i do wonder if there ever will be anything more exciting than watching Ashton drool *sighs* 🙂 till then…
i’ve been thinking and thinking of what to write for the past few weeks now and i really can’t think of anything. it’s either i’m too busy, or it’ll take too long or i’m just plain lazy. haha….
i kinda realized something last night as i was ironing Ayl’s working shirts… i’d rather do ironing than babysit. LOL! i know! funny huh? but i rather enjoyed the peace as i was steaming the clothes away – no one clambering over me, scratching and pulling and screaming and demanding. kinda like a ME-time that i needed though it was still a chore.
i recalled talking to Angela about some of the ‘favourite’ house chores we have and frankly, i quite like doing the dishes, mopping and ironing. (don’t ask me why, and NO i won’t go to your house to do it for you LOL!!) what i hate most is taking out the garbage and dusting!
ever wondered what your fav housechore is? 🙂
… having frizzy hair!
… having to struggle to put on a camisole/babyT immediately after a good bath.
… when i prefer body powder to body lotion.
… means STICKY, STICKY, STICKY – not just my skin, but everything else!!
… when the air is still, thick and heavy (like just before it rains), and sometimes breathing is tiring.
… the frustration of having Ayl say to me ‘i’m sticky lah!’ when i try to pass him Ash. (he’s getting heavier!)
… a breeding ground for algae – on the soft-padding at the playground, on the non-grassy patch, on the trunk of the palm tree!
… holding hands are not encouraged 😛
Saw this junk mail today, which I thought was totally hilarious. Don’t you just love kids’ innocence?
Q: Name the four seasons.
A: Salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar.
Q: Explain one of the processes by which water can be made safe to drink.
A: Flirtation makes water safe to drink because it removes
large pollutants like grit, sand, dead sheep and canoeists..
Q: How is dew formed?
A: The sun shines down on the leaves and makes them perspire.
Q: How can you delay milk turning sour?(Brilliant, love this!)
A: Keep it in the cow.
Q: What causes the tides in the oceans?
A: The tides are a fight between the Earth and the Moon.
All water tends to flow towards the moon, because there is no water on the moon, and nature hates a vacuum. I forget where the sun joins in this fight.
Q: What are steroids?
A: Things for keeping carpets still on the stairs.
Q: What happens to your body as you age?
A: When you get old, so do your bowels and you get intercontinental
Q: What happens to a boy when he reaches puberty?
A: He says good-bye to his boyhood and looks forward to his adultery.
(The kid gets an A+ for this answer!)
Q: Name a major disease associated with cigarettes.
A: Premature death.
Q: How are the main parts of the body categorized? (e.g., abdomen)
A: The body is consisted into three parts — the brainium, the borax and the abdominal cavity.
The brainium contains the brain; the borax contains the heart and lungs, and the abdominal cavity contains the five bowels A, E, I, O, and U.
Q: What is the fibula?
A: A small lie.
Q: What does ‘varicose’ mean? (I do love this one…)
Q: Give the meaning of the term ‘Caesarian Section.’
A: The Caesarian Section is a district in Rome.
Q: What does the word ‘benign’ mean?’
A: Benign is what you will be after you be eight.
Hmm… today I shall attempt to roast chicken drumsticks with sambal. I was looking thru my wife’s kitchen cabinet and realised there are a lot of spices inside. Why let it go to waste? In the name of experiment, I shall be full (with the potential of being down with diarrhea)!
Also, I will be making instant mapo tofu!
My boss was kind enough to let me have this; so hopefully it doesn’t turn out to be a disaster.
I am also thinking of getting myself some egg-shakers. There’s plenty of time now to serve God and church in the music department. Apart from Sunday service, I am also attending a home fellowship in Bratislava that consists of a very multi-national group of people. Last week when I was there, there was a pastor from Brazil, a few from the states, Slovaks, Japanese, and a Chinese (that’s yours truly:) ).
Oh I’ve got to stock up on my instant noodles. Running low…