Thursday, August 31, 2006

Yummy keratin

Horrors!!! in the health section of the papers today, biting nails to ease boredom, anxiety or sheer comfort can lead to losing a finger.
This happens when bacteria creeps into the nock and crany of the broken jagged nails. Invades broken skin around the nail.
Telltale signs includes
Redness, Warmth, Swelling and Pain.
Hand infection such as necrotising fasciitis, starts as a skin infection and spreads and spreads resulting in skin loss. Skin grafting may be required or worst amputation.
My son is an insistent nail biter!!! What am I going to do? *sigh*

Tuesday, August 29, 2006


Recently a local supermarket in singapore has been selling kiwi fruits by the cartons.
It's the latest heart health fruit.

"Two Kiwi a day keeps the clotting at bay"

Monday, August 28, 2006

A barrel of laughter.

In The sunday times yesterday. 1 set of parents in a 2 bathroom 3 bedroom maisonette no maid (I assume) has 4 lovely girls and 4 strapping boys provide 3 square meals minus unhealthy MacD and KFC with 5 pairs of hands to cart the groceries in 10 bikes divided by 10 users equates to

A family of love laughter and fun. My heartfelt admiration to the Kwok family in Pasir Ris.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Loving is caring

Having a child is NOT about incentives, priorities or obligation to family or country.
It is all about providing the child unconditional love, quality bonding
It is all about giving the child your time your attention It is all about nurturing the child's mental and holistic development
It is all about teaching the child on our culture and tradition

We chose to have them, and therefore it is us not
The maid to mother them
The teacher to educate them
The telly to enlighten them
The friends to bond with them
The hawker to provide their daily meals
The mall to entertaiment them.

In return the immense love received
Pride on watching babe grow to a fine adult
Joy to witness the 1st step and the 1st word uttered
That is what bringing up a child is all about

Thursday, August 24, 2006


One last piece of advice on the last swimming lesson.
How to put on a life jacket in the water.
Finally after 14 lessons, the 9 year olds are able to at least swim a width of the pool. An accomplishment for many.

Monday, August 21, 2006


Mum came avisiting last week. With her, quilted bedcovers for the children. When not tending the garden, she would keep herself busy. This time around, she had decided to clear her closets off all the bits and pieces of cloth. These quilts are liken to a cloth pictorial diary. A piece came from my children's baby clothing, mum had sewed. A piece came from the cheongsam she made for someone 's wedding.
That's mum. A gutsy lady brimming with ideas and energy.

Friday, August 18, 2006

seasonal friend

"People come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime.
When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed outwardly or inwardly. They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally, or spiritually.

They may seem like a godsend, and they are. They are there for the reason you need them to be. Then, without any wrong doing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end.
Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes they act up or out to force you to take a stand. What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled; their work is done.
It is now time to move on.

When people come into your life for a SEASON, it is because your turn has come to share, grow, or learn. They may bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an un- believable amount of joy. Believe it! It is real!
But only for a season.

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons; those things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person/people (anyway); and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant. " Anonymous

Thank you dear friend, for being a part of my's time to move on.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006


Mum: Hello!
Mei: Mum, I think I am having a tummy run.
Mum:Are you in pain? Do you need to be pick up from school now?
Mei: Yes, I don't feel to well.
Mum:Call dad, dad took the car this morning.
Dad: Hello!
Mei: Dad, I think I am having a tummy run.
Dad: So?

Monday, August 14, 2006

Monday blue

Urghh..... down with gastric flu this morning. What a way to start off the week.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

My quirky reads

My current pastime reads, Bumbreath, botoxs and bubbles. Full of fascinating collection of discoveries made by scientiests.
Prove that the moon is suspiciously related to the cheese.
Scissors-paper-rock can work out which of the nerves that control your hand are damaged.
The mystery surrounding on how anaesthetics work.

Friday, August 11, 2006

My First

After residing here for the past 18 years, I finally had the opportunity
to attend the National Day Parade!!! The last time being held at the stadium.
My thanks to Helen and Alfred for the tickets.
At 4p.m. with great anticipation, we stuck the parking disc and zoom....

Yes, all 5 of us. Even MDH could not refuse the invitation.
Awed by the merticulous clockwork precision of the participants

and the co ordination of the whole parade.
41 years, Singapore has grown from strength to strength.
Where others are still trying, she has come through clean and gleaming.
Where others are still trying, she has made that RED dot known
Where others are still trying, she has provided well for all who strived
Where others are still trying, she has given an education to all who seek
Where others are still trying, she has proved that small is beautiful and capable.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

The perfect smile

For cosmetic purpose, would one, remove 2 to 4 teeth, go through 1 and 1/2 years of restricted diet, constant discomfort and hours of flossing and brushing ? Not to mention the numerous visits to tighten the discomfort further.
I am bewildered.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006


Yesterday, MDS lost it for the 3rd time in a span of 20 months. As usual I find this very disheartening to know that honesty is dead and stealing is common more so in schools. MDS questioned me, when he lost his 1st. Why didn't the finder return it to him when he has been doing so?
A good deed deserves another.......