Sunday, May 31, 2009


Sweltering hot days again. Nothing like a cold coconut drink. Of late, I've taken a liking to drinking coconut water. For S$1.20 it's open-it-yourself. Easiest& most convenient method is to feel for the eye of the coconut then stick the straw in. That is if you are not interested in the fleshy bits. Found, on checking the web, coconut water is both an energy and isotonic drink with healing and health benefit. It's organic. According to this source Have we been looking to far and wide, when this fruit of life, is just under our nose?

Friday, May 29, 2009


Aspirin 300mg and Nitroglycerin these two medicine should be administered immediately then to the hospital's A&E.

Advise by a doctor friend, should one suspect to be suffering from chest pain, radiation to the left arm, shortness of breath, palpitations, sweating and fatigue. It could be a heartAttack. Time is of the essence here.

G/friend disclosed that her hubby had a heart attack early yesterday morning. He is only 51. It's so sudden and unexpected. Disturbed by the news

Thursday, May 28, 2009


Wednesday: Things to do:

8.10am *Meeting with youngest's teacher a
9.00am *Weekly stretching classa
11.30am*Pick up lunch@ the hawker centrea
12.00am*Prepare stew for dinner a
12.30am*Pick up youngest from schoola
1.00pm *To son's poly with hubby to sign documentsa
4.20pm* Drop youngest at tutor's housea
7.00pm*Pick youngesta
All in a Day's work

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A Day@45

A visit to Dr Lam, for the regular dental checkup and it's off for a lunch/movie date with my roomate of twenty years. Can't remember if we have ever watched a movie on a WeekDay afternoon. Thoroughly enthralled by the heartstopping, nailbiting pace movie, Angels & Demons. A must watch for all those who enjoy suspense/thriller & DanBrown's books. For dessert, it's Homemade, pineapple UpsideDown Cake.

Monday, May 25, 2009


One more week and it's MidYear. Youngest will be having a MidTerm break and Singapore, it's MidYear Sales. For me, it's MidLife juncture. With eldest going into tertiary education, son in Poly and youngest in secondary next year, it's time, this StayAtHomeMum looks for a second career. With the current economy, it's going to be tough. There is volunteering. Alternatively, to take up a course. Seriously pondering before my brain synapses stop transmission.

Thursday, May 21, 2009


Last night was one of those rare ocassion of canapes and cocktails evening. Meeting new people and listening to interesting happenings. Most colourful character of the night, William Xavier. Canapes, a dieter's answer to small eat portion. Eating a variety in spoonful seize. Most interesting has to be the laksa in sylish shot glass.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


At 3 half, Her morning starts with playing, mingling and laughing, exchanging words in chinese with teachers and playmates. Then mid morning, a quick change of attire, it's more fun again. Playing, mingling and laughing, exchanging words in english with teachers and playmates. As the weekend arrives, it's more fun again. Waddling and splashing together with other little darlings learning to swim. Clutching the miniature case all ready for fun, plucking and twanging at the violin class. A little haversack and a water bottle it's off for a game of playing with chinese characters. Fun begins with Learning.

At 4 He spents the morning with all the other playmates playing, mingling and laughing speaking in a melting pot of english, chinese, malay & dialects. Then mid morning, it's more fun learning how to. How to eat & clear the table/bath/dress/comb his hair/get along with others/observe the teachers going about their chore. Come weekend it's fun again. Watching & helping mummy with the house cleaning/ folding the laundary/supermarketing/ cooking. Fun begins with everyday living.
I wonder who has more fun.

Monday, May 18, 2009


More polytechnic students are graduating with very impressive records. Some excelled because they were given a 2nd chance, others, the passion for the course. A young man quit school at 15 due to bullying. Worked, fought, mixed up with bad company but finally realised he wanted to study. From then on, there was no stopping. At 26 he is going on to engineering NTU. A feisty girl with STPM from Msia who would not take no for an answer, came convinced and went on to prove her worth. Her next stop, NUS pharmacy. Another, after one year in NTU, she realised had no interest in engineering, with the blessing from parents & support from friends, she switched to diagnostic Radiography@ Nanyang poly. She took a chance and now going on one more year to graduate with a degree in Australia.

Polytechnic traditionally was mainly for those unable to qualify to JuniorColleges then to university. An instituition to train middle level professional with specific and relevant workplace skill. However of late this is changing. More and More brilliant 'O' result students are choosing this path, much to the angst of their parents. Students who, have strong interest in certain career path or are late bloomers. Giving them a choice to work or study after graduation. In many instances, many go on to finish with a degree from the local/foreign Universities.

Reluctant parents upon going through the prospectus of the Poly will realised how diverse/exciting are the courses offered. The prospect of continuing to a local/foreign universties makes it even more enticing. Slowly but surely nurturing the passion and fueling an individual to go further in many many little known profession. Carving a niche profession from the usual Doctor, lawyer,........

Thursday, May 14, 2009


The bathroom scale gave up on us months ago. Have not been keeping up with the usual exercise regime due to rain/visitors/the mid year exams/picking up youngest/ excuses and more excuses. When last week at the gym I discovered to my horror, I had put on 2kg, I blamed the bathroom scale. Had it been working this would not have happened. But I should have seen it coming when I, felt discomfort wearing my favourite jeans/ T-shirt/ am munching tibits with children now and then/ heartily tucking into that piece of homemade cake. Yet I put the blame on my bathroom scale. Now we have two at home.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Yesterday's finale of the Amazing Race 14 was indeed nailbiting. One of the rare occasion I managed to follow weekly. Luke and Mum were so, so close to winning and he had to forget the very last two events that happened barely 24 prior to that. The cheerleader team had a head start but the cab driver had to fail them time and time again. It's not the sheer strength, brain power and determination, it also about sheer luck! It clearly shows, life is so unpredictable.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Thursday, May 07, 2009


This arrived today bringing much joy and relief. An early morning phone call and Eldest was amongst the last batch to be interviewed exactly one week ago. The panel of interviewers had told her that it was going to be tough as the faculty was overwhelmed with very qualified applicants. A start of a new & exciting chapter ahead for her.