Sunday, December 27, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
After Hayley was born my weight plummeted and my regular GP recommended a blood and urine test just to make sure I am ok. I got his letter back in Sept, went to his clinic a week later but he failed to draw blood out of me. He said my veins were too fine and my blood was thick. He poked both my hands and couldn't draw a single drop. My face was turning white and I almost fainted. I told him to stop. He asked me to come back next week to try again. I didn't go back.
Last week (yes it took me so long to build up my courage) I went to Pathlab. This time papa and Hayley came with me, I need their support. The lady at Pathlab escorted me to the back of the room and took out 3 bottles (to store the blood) and big needle. I kept telling her that I might faint, I have phobia and she must be quick and gentle.
She poked into my hand, I wasn't looking but I could feel it. I felt my head getting light and then it was over. She took out a big bottle of blood and transferred them to 3 smaller bottles. I didn't dare to see but was glad it was over so quickly and with so little pain. I also provided urine.
Yesterday I went back to collect my report and thankfully there was nothing major. Apart from being low in iron I had slighlt high cholesterol. I was advised to take multi vitamins to boost up my iron and to avoid fried and oily food.
I am relieved that I don't have to worry about this anymore until end of next year. Yes, I want to do this on a yearly basis to keep my health in check. From now on, I am going to try and eat more healthily cause I want to be alive to see my baby get married and I want to be alive to see my grandkids. In order to do that, I must be healthy :-).
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Come to think of it, Hayley is almost 2 which means I have officially stopped dancing for almost 3 years!! How time flies.
I am so thankful that papa has been very supportive and understanding and he will take over Hayley for the night from bathing to entertaining her various requests to bringing her to bed. I truly appreciate the 'break' although it was only once a week. I wonder what will happen when the episode ends... hopefully by then American Idol would have commenced and I can change my rest day :-)
And coincidentally, I found out that a friend of mine was in Tokyo (after I got back from Singapore and bought the Coach) and could not resist the temptation of getting a Burberry Blue Label which was only available in Japan. My sis got one as well and has been telling me so much about it that I decided to get one too. So this became my 2nd present, it was not meant to be, it just coincidentally happened :-). If my friend didn't get in touch with me (we lost touch for a long time and she only recently contacted me) and told me she was in Tokyo (she went there for 2 weeks for holiday and we hooked up 3 days before she was due to return), I wouldn't have known and if my sis didn't tell me about Burberry Blue Label, I didn't even know they exist. So I think it was destined for everything to happen at the same time and I went with the flow and got her to buy the bag. I have not seen it yet and will not be seeing it until after Christmas. I hope I will like it :-), it's the one on the left in the picture below. It was really hard to tell from looking at the photo from their website.
After spending so much on bags this year I hope I am not going to buy anymore for the next few years. Thank you papa for the lovely bags.
I can't wait to start preparing my birthday wish list for next year... hahaha.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Since it was early and papa was still asleep, Uncle John brought Hayley to the pool. There was even a mini playground next to the pool.
Chilling with Uncle John
A reindeer along Orchard road, there were many more with different poses but Hayley was too afraid to take photos with them. These reindeers would lit up at night and they look really nice.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
My colleague bought me the Zoo Pass for S$12.60 per adult using her NTUC card. Entrance fee for Hayley is FOC. It was her Christmas gift to me :-). You can also purchase it online at S$18 per adult. Visit the Singapore Zoo website for more information.
I have to say I am extremely impressed with the zoo. It was such a nice place to visit with kids or even toddlers. The zoo was very baby friendly with lots of clean and equipped toilets (every cubicle has toilet papers!) and clean rest areas. The entire zoo has big shady trees and paths suitable for strollers. Thankfully the weather that day was great too.
Apart from the many types of animals, they even have a kids water park in the zoo. My little girl enjoyed herself so much playing with water. As it was a Sunday, the place was packed with people. But still we had fun and enjoyed it very much. Hayley took an hour nap (thank God for strollers) and we left the zoo around 5pm. Here are some photos to share:
Orang utans roaming free
On the 2nd night, we stayed with aunt Cheryl and uncle John (papa's elder sister and bro in law). After dinner, uncle John drove us along Orchard Road to see the Christmas lights and decor. It was indeed beautiful. It was our first time celebrating or sort of celebrating Christmas in Singapore.
Thankfully my little girl enjoyed her first flying experience. It was stress free for us. She remained seated with the seat belt buckled throughout the flight. We bought her a seat cause it was much cheaper than paying for a toddler fee - silly Jetstar. A pen and some papers kept her occupied and glued to the seat. Some vitamin C chewables kept the ear pressure away. She even said 'ready, go!' loudly a couple of times.
Posing happily while in her seat
During the first night in Singapore we stayed at the Peninsula Excelsior Hotel booked by my company. The hotel was nice and it was near City Hall and walking distance to Funan. Unfortunately we were so exhausted from waking up so early plus the unexpected flight delay that all we did was get lunch nearby and then napped the whole afternoon.
We got up when it was time to get ready for my company's year end dinner at Dozo Restaurant (Japanese High Fusion) at River Valley Road. My colleague was responsible for snapping photos so I didnt use my camera (so no photos here).
We love the food and the ambience but we didn't really enjoy thoroughly with a naughty little girl in tow. She liked the washroom so much that she wanted to make several trips there. So for the entire night, we, papa and I, took turns to bring her to the washroom and watch her like a hawk as she roams the restaurant, climb up the chairs and sofas and plucks tinsels from the christmas tree.
The night ended early for us. We initially wanted to go see the Christmas lights along Orchard Road but we were too tired. We went back to the hotel and slept around midnight. While in the hotel lift back to our room something funny took place. Papa and I together with my colleague and his girlfriend were in the lift when suddenly an English couple came in. The English man was rather big size and tall and out of a sudden my little said this 'whooaaaaa.... giant!'. Not sure where she picked up the word from and not to mention that expression. The English man didn't react, I think (I hope) he didn't hear her. When the English couple got out from the lift, we all burst into laughter.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
The Jusco personnel called papa on Tuesday morning and told him the good news. He asked us to wait for the official letter from Jusco and thereafter to collect our laptop from their head office. I really hope this is a genuine call and the letter would come soon.
Although we are happy with the laptop, we were initially eyeing at the RM15,000 Jusco cash vouchers or the 50" plasma TV. Read here for more.
This year I was telling papa that I wanted a netbook for my birthday present (was eyeing at Asus eeePc or Sony Vaio) and we were planning to buy it during the PC fair this weekend. Now, there will be no need to buy my laptop in a hurry (maybe postpone to next year so I can claim rebate from my income tax, can only get 1 every 3 years and we got a desktop 2 years ago) and think of something else nice to get for myself :-)
I am just so happy that Christmas came early and thank you Jusco/Aeon for the fantastic gift! I am so happy to be a loyal shopper of Jusco... hehehe
As usual she would wait for me in her cot while I get changed and get ready to pick her up from her cot. She would normally say 'shame shame' when I get changed but on Tues morning she didn't say 'shame shame' but instead she said 'whoaaaa.... mei mei' when I put on my dress :-)
You see, I normally wears pants or jeans to go to work and hardly wears a dress. That day I wanted to look different and put on a newly bought white dress. It was nothing fancy, just a simple short sleeve knee length white dress. I am happy she finds it 'mei mei' and I too find myself very 'mei mei' that day although the papa said I look like an aunty.