Saturday, April 28, 2007

For the love of coconuts

Yesterday, my friend brought me along on a shopping spree. She bought a trunkful of load.


Yes, a trunkful of load, as in coconuts.

Well, my friend is nuts about coconuts. She'll normally hunt around for coconuts and when she finds some, she'll buy up the whole load. She even has a contact number of a coconut supplier.

Referring to my last blog entry, this friend of mine is just beginning to drive pretty well. There's alot of improvement in her driving. She's even driving herself to work now. Anyway, yesterday, when she called up the coconut supplier and knew that there were coconuts to be bought, whoa...

All of the sudden, her driving skills kicks up a notch. She became so skillful in driving that I was so amazed. She was like so motivated and drove flawlessly and faster too. I wonder if she noticed that my jaw dropped. No, probably not. She's too engrossed with her coconuts.

Imagine how some coconuts can motivate some people.


The amazing thing is that, my friend and her family can finish that trunkful of coconuts in a matter of 3 to 4 days.


I salute you, girl! Hehe...

Friday, April 20, 2007

Driving Experience

There are more and more cars on Kuching roads nowadays. During peak hours, some main roads are pretty jammed up. Although the jam is still nothing compared to those of big cities, it's still a bad jam according to Kuching standards. Gone were the days where we can get to work in the matter of 10 minutes even at peak hours.

For the past 5 days, I had been a "driving instructor" for a good friend of mine. Well, not so much of an instructor, but rather a companion to accompany her while driving. She had not been driving alot ever since she got her licence, so she was abit timid on the road. My friend kept on telling me that her driving skills was KNS but I thought, "Hey, how bad can it be?"

On the first day, I could see that my friend was rather nervous. She drove quite slowly, about 40-50km per hour throughout our journey. I gave her some pointers and tips on driving. We managed to reach our office safely, in one piece. My handphone rang about 1 minute after I sat in my office. When I saw the number, I smiled to myself. Hehehe... When I answer the call, I started to laugh hysteriously.

Me: "Hello.."
Caller: (In a scary voice...) "Hello..my wife with you or not?"
Me: (Laughing hysteriously...) "Ya, we reach office already. Her driving skills not bad la, why you sound so scared?"
Caller: "Aiyo, I'm so worried la. Meeting also can't pay attention."
Me: "Hahaha...you can call her now. She's not driving."
Caller: "OK, OK."

On the second day, my friend was still rather cautious. We were still travelling at about 40-50km per hour all the way to the office. Again, we managed to reach our office safely. I told my friend that she had to drive me to the bank nearby during lunch time and she said OK. Anyway, another friend decided that he wanted to follow to the bank. My friend told him not to, since her driving skills was still not so good. He said never mind since he got buy life insurance. LOL! So, off we went. My friend started the car engine, put the gear into R and reverse the car. Suddenly...

Me: "Eh, why you use your left leg for your brake?"
Friend: (Looking confused...) "Ah?"

Then, all of us started to laugh so hard and the car was actually in the middle of the road at the parking lot, halfway reversed at that time. It was a hilarious experience. Actually, I was just going to explain to her that it's dangerous to use the left leg for the brake since if she do that, her right leg is still free and the car can still accelerate if she mistakenly steps on the accelerator. But we ended up laughing so hard that we could not talk for a few minutes.

Day three, four and five saw very much improvement in my friend's confidence and skills in driving. We were travelling at a faster speed of 50-65km per hour now. Control of steering and parking also showed a lot of improvement. Hey friend, I feel so proud of you! Keep up the good work and thanks so much for this experience that I could blog about. Your husband will sure be surprised at your driving skills this weekend.

Hehe...don't scold me ah.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Kiasu

Kiasu or not?


Abit la...

Just want to highlight that we have spent around RM1k, as of today in buying milk powder for our baby. One of my friends, however, has got enough breastmilk to open a factory, and she had only spent about RM100 up to date in buying milk powder. Imagine the difference in expenses between "cow" and "non-cow" mother.

*Sigh*

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

A New Addition to the Family

On April's Fool Day, my sister-in-law gave birth to a healthy baby girl, weighing in at 3.14kg and measuring 49cm in length. She's so adorable, fair, with huge eyes and extra thick ear lobes. Looks alot like my sister-in-law and also alot like my nephew. They have their trademark dimples under the eyes when they creased their faces. Can't wait for them to come back so that I can cuddle her. One thing though, her name is a mile long; with 2 Christian names, an Iban name plus Surname and Chinese name. What a mouthful! Haha!

Sunday, April 8, 2007

A Mother's Anxiety

One and a half months after our baby was diagnosed with Nystagmus, my heart still feels sore everytime I looked at her eyes. It's rather heart-breaking to see that there is no improvement in her eye condition day after day. At times, I still feel very desperate and depressed, while at times, I engrossed myself with tonnes of work to try to forget about her condition. Other times when we are out with friends, I feel a little better. My anxiety level can sometimes rocket up so high that I feel like pulling out all my hair in stress. Perhaps, it is my impatient nature that makes it hard for me to wait for improvements, if any. I kept questioning myself about our baby's future. How will she cope if her eyes don't heal?

Dear God, please heal our baby. Thank you.

Monday, April 2, 2007

First Class

I have been to Singapore lots of time, especially when I was little and in my teenage years, as my aunty and uncle reside there. But my last trip was the first time in my life I fly first class to Singapore. Aiyoyo, so sakai la.

My aunty asks us to fly first class, as it is more convenient for our baby, bigger space and all. Plus, we were bringing my grandma there as well, and she has a bit of mobility problem, so first class has got wider space to move about.

So, first class it is.

In Kuching International Airport, there's isn't much difference in flying first class or not, except for the shorter queue at the check-in counter. We also waited at the normal waiting area, as we checked in quite late and my grandma was with an officer who was wheeling her on a wheel chair, which took more than 30 minutes to appear after requesting for it. Damn So long!

The seats in first class are slightly wider and more comfy. There's more leg room for my long-legged husband. And the service is much better, even though the food served is still the same tasteless, plane food. I never did like plane food. Always wonder why some people can gobble down the entire serving. The service was better in the sense that they serve you drinks before take off and there's also a cold towel to wipe your hands with. After take off, there's another serving of drinks before the food comes. And they toasted garlic bread and warm buns to serve in the middle of the meal. The garlic bread and buns were good. I did not take any plane food, only the garlic bread and buns, as I was carrying my baby. After meal time, they gave us warm towels to wipe our hands. So, that's about all the differences that I experienced. Since I had to carry my baby throughout the flight and at the airport, I could not take any photos to post here. Should have snapped a few photos of the food.

Anyway, on our return journey, things were much better. We get to wait at the Golden Lounge at Changi Airport. The lounge, of course, is very, very, very nice and comfy.

They've got a whole range of over 50 newspapers and magazines. They've also got a business centre, a gaming station, OSIM iSqueeze, as well as, OSIM massage chairs. We did not try those out as I was carrying my baby. That's also why I have minimal photos. So, we only help ourselves with the free food and drinks.

The washroom is also sparkling clean. Took my baby in there when she did her big business at the lounge.