Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Hubby and I are planning a trip to Hong Kong to visit my in-laws. They have been asking us to bring Alycia and Sherilyn to Disneyland in Hong Kong. Our plan to visit Hong Kong will most likely materialize as I’ve almost saved enough money from my paid posts to purchase myself an air ticket. Since my sil stays in a condo and there are not enough rooms to put us all up at her place, I told hubs that we should book our hotel rooms online through this awesome travel website, Hotel Reservations as recommended by my friend.
Hotel Reservations can help to create a vacation package for you. All you need to do is to key in your choice of destination, departure date, arrival date, number of adults and children and in just a few seconds, voila… you get a few packages of different hotels, motels and resorts with rates to suit one’s budget. For those who want to drive around for sight-seeing, they can also rent a car through Hotel Reservations.
There are great discounts on-going now at various hotels linked with Hotel Reservations world-wide. For example, I just found out that L Hotel Nina et Convention Center in Tsuen Wan Waterfront, Hong Kong is offering a discounted average nightly rate of only $93.51 for the period Sep 2 through Sep 10 2007. That’s pretty cheap for a hotel located in the center of Hong Kong.
Another reason why I would like to make my hotel reservations with Hotel Reservations is because there are hotel discounts known as ‘Special Internet Rate’ booked through Interactive Affiliate Network where the hotel rates are guaranteed to be the lowest one can find. If there is a lower rate available for the same dates and same hotel, one can contact Hotel Reservations within 24 hours of booking the ‘Special Internet Rate’ and upon verification, Hotel Reservations will at their discretion match the lower rate or cancel the reservation without a cancellation fee.
If you are planning a holiday abroad, look no further, log in to HotelReservations.com and you will be spoilt for choice with the wide selection of hotels, motels, resorts, vacation packages and rentals at really affordable prices.
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The special fish sauce that Sherilyn is crazy over.
And this is how Sherilyn eats her dinner everyday. I've asked my maid to dilute the sauce with some soup when she cooks it so that it will not be that salty.
Monday, July 30, 2007
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Sunday, July 29, 2007
The creatures I loathe and fear most are :
1) Cockroaches. I hate any insects and bugs that emit stinky odours and have wings. I especially hate cockroaches because they really stink the hell out of me when I accidentally step on them and I hate the black liquid that these pests squirt out, eeeewww..... really disgusting and stinky!
2) Rats. I hate them because they are filthy. I hate it most when they crawl over my legs when I don't notice them and all of a sudden I feel something hairy and warm resting on my feet. Eeeeyou....... so geli!
I'm going to pass the fear factor baton to :
1) Scibbles For My Angels
2) Mummy In Vain
3) Mommy to Chumsy. ... good filler post for you!
Saturday, July 28, 2007
By 10am, the technician was still no where to be seen and I called again. This time, the 3rd customer service guy told me the same crap - "no Mam' our technicians don't work on a weekend". I gave him a piece of my mind and told him I want to see a technican first thing Monday morning. 1/2 hour later, I saw a TM Net van outside my house. When I saw the technician outside my gate, I was happy beyond words. The technician found out that my modem's adaptor was faulty and got it replaced. I was so happy and thankful that I gave him quite a big tip albeit it's FOC.
Friday, July 27, 2007
I rushed to get some ice cubes from the kitchen, wrapped them on a hanky and began rubbing them on her scalp. Thank God, she didn't throw up after the fall, even slept through the night and when she woke up the next morning, the hump had almost subsided.
All smiles again after daddy put cold compress on her head.
The next morning, daddy went to Safe n Sound at 1U to buy another bed railing to attach it to our king-sized bed. However, the size was not right and daddy had to bring it back to Safe n Sound the following day to get it changed but daddy didn't complain. He would never complain of anything done for his 2 princesses.
The new Safety 1st bed railing on our king-sized bed.
For each 17 out of the 27 items here listed completed by a blogger, RM127 will go to the Darul Izzah Orphanage. When you’re done, please go to Idham’s comments to let him know you’ve completed it. Here it is:
1. A person is only as good as …………
2. Friendship is always…………about give and take.
3. To love is to………….be blind to a person's flaws.
4. Money makes me…………happier and have the ability to do more charity.
5. I miss…………..my childhood days.
6. My way of saying I care is by………….doing something special wholeheartedly, for that person.
7. I try to spread love and happiness by………….trying to help and give as much as I can without expecting something in return.
8. Pick the flowers when………….they are at their full bloom and smell them.
9. To love someone is to………….make sacrifices for him/her without complaining or expecting something in return.
10. Beauty is………….in the eye of the beholder.
11. When I was thirteen, what I remember…………I was carefree, happy and was infatuated with one guy.
12. When I was twenty one, I remember………….I went to Bangkok and Hong Kong for a holiday with my mum.
13. I am most happy when…………..I have a fruitful day and everything seems to go my way.
14. Nothing makes me happier than………….seeing me and all my loved ones healthy and happy.
15. If I can change one thing, I will change…………my impatience and hot temper.
16. If smiles were banned…………I would feel wierd and miserable.
17. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could………
18. If you want to ask me to smile while taking my picture……….
19. Money is not everything but…………almost everything needs money to buy.
20. The most touching moments I have experienced is……….
21. I smile when………..Alycia and Sherilyn say something funny.
22. When I am happy, I………..thank God for it.
23. If only I don’t have to………..
24. The best thing I did yesterday was………….
25. If I ever write a book, I will give it this title…………
26. One thing I must do before I die is…………to travel to at least 3 countries. I can use up all my money then.... who cares coz I am going to die soon!
27. Doing this meme, I feel like………..I'm answering some subjective questions in an exam.
I'm now passing this charity meme to :
1) Baby Shern
3) Janice Ng
Sorry, I don't know the scientific English name of this plant and I'm not sure if this plant grows in any other country besides tropical countries. You can do a google search to find out more about this plant.
I was advised that the leaves of the plant can also be boiled and I normally put in 2 blades of leaves to boil together with barley for Alycia and Sherilyn to drink. Another benefit of drinking water boiled from the flowers and leaves of this plant is that it alleviates constipation. It works for me and my 2 gals in relieving constipation. In fact you will have a real smooth 'business' after consuming this drink and it doesn't cause any tummy discomfort.
*Disclaimer - this is not intended to be a medical advice*
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Thursday, July 26, 2007
My late maternal grandma used to boil the flower with either pork or raw yellow sugar whenever my youngest brother had eczema decades ago. My mum is now drinking this purple flower water boiled with raw yellow sugar to treat her goitre and fibroids.
When I went for my pap-smear and annual medical check-up a few months ago, my gynae had detected a very tiny fibroid of apprx 1cm in size in my uterus when he did a trans-vaginal ultrasound scan. Naturally, I was alarmed and stunned. My gynae was however very blase about it and said I don't need to take any action and said that fibroids are prevalent among women (1 in 5 women has it) and normally would not turn malignant.
Some time last year, when my mum went for her routine medical check-up, her gynae had also detected a fibroid in her uterus. My mum's friends then advised her to boil 'phong far' with raw yellow sugar to shrink the cyst. Miraculously after months of consuming the 'phong far' water, the ultrasound scans showed that the cyst had vanished. My mum's friends who had cysts in various parts of their internal body also drank this flower water and swear by the miraculous healing properties. One of my mum's friend's surgeon also recommended this flower water to his patients with cysts.
I plucked these flowers from a bush next to a playground near my house.
Washing the flowers is quite a onerous task as I have to open up the petals of each flower and wash out the soil and dirt under running water. It takes me half an hour to wash 2 handfuls of flowers.
I have been boiling 'phong far' with raw yellow sugar for myself, Alycia (for her eczema) and Sherilyn for her swollen lymph nodes for the last 2 months and have so far consumed it more than 20 times. Sherilyn has no problem drinking it, in fact she LOVES it. A few days ago, when I touched the lump below Sherilyn's jaw, it had reduced in size and not so tender anymore.
* Disclaimer : this is not intended to be a medical advice*
I have to separate Alycia and Sherilyn so that Sherilyn will not mess up her sister's work. When she does, a war will break out.
I let them stick stickers in a note book and they have so much fun with it. I had just created this new activity as I do not want them to stick those stickers everywhere in the house.
I'm really proud of Alycia.
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
The rubbery bib is detachable, foldable (good for outings) and is adjustable to 3 heights, depending on the size of the toddler.
These are pix taken at one of his recent functions.
This is not a sponsored post :)
I shall not pass this award to anyone coz I notice that almost all the bloggers had received it already. Thanks once again to Girlie, Vivian, Barbara and Elaine for nominating me!
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Coin-sized pancakes topped with grounded peanuts, white chocolate flakes, fresh strawberries, strawberry sauce, chocolate sauce and a scoop of vanilla ice-cream.
The girls at a gift shop. Sherilyn was crazy over the 3D sphere ball and the rubber yoyo but mummy said "NO, cannot buy coz you have too many toys at home".
If we're at 1U, daddy will surely not miss out bringing his 2 angels for the animal train ride and animal motorized rides.
Monday, July 23, 2007
I have not been visiting many of my friends' blogs lately as most of my time is just spent trying to complete assignments, reading to my gals, playing puzzles with them, drawing with them, attending to their wishes, whimps and fancies, etc. etc. Sorry.... i'll try and drop by your blog today and kay poh to see what's been happening. I still have a few more uncompleted assignments but i'll give myself a rest first.
Aarrrggh.... Alycia is whining again screaming "i want mummy, i want mummy, i dont want kakak!!! "
Within half an hour of playing with the 'new' Mickey Mouse toy after daddy had brought it back, I saw Sherilyn sitting quietly on the floor digging out Mickey's eyes. When daddy asked her why she dug out Mickey's eyes, Sherilyn's reply was "got poop inside the eyes." Daddy then asked her where she had kept Mickey's eyes, Sherilyn replied "flooded away di." Super good excuses!
Yesterday, she removed Pooh Bear's t-shirt and Mickey's shorts and tried to wear them but they got stuck on her legs. This brat is always bursting with ideas. Sometimes I dont know whether to laugh or get mad at her. She makes me fuming mad yet never fails to douse off the fire raging in my head with her antics.
Naked Mickey and Pooh Bear.
I hit the sack at 11ish pm last night as I was really worn out after days of waking up at ungodly hours to grab offers and to complete my assignments. I woke up at 5:30am this morning to complete some of my assignments and I still have a few more to complete.
It's 6:30am now. I'm going to write one more review and then I'll head outside to my porch to jump on my trampoline. I love my work-out sessions as most of my ideas on writing start pouring out during this time.
Sunday, July 22, 2007
To 'open up' the towel, the towel is to be soaked in water for a few seconds.
When it's fully soaked in water, the towel opens up easily, like the petals of a flower blooming.
The person who came up with this idea is really ingenious and creative. What a cool souvenier this is.