Friday, February 27, 2009

Broke-Broke Situation

This is my drawer of chocolates, which is never empty.


If I don’t go broke from paying chubby kid’s exorbitant nursery fees, I certainly will go broke from buying too much chocolates.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Life’s A Buzz

Lately, I had been pretty much tied up with chubby kid and my Java programming. 

As usual, chubby kid still refused to eat or drink at the nursery.  Because of that, I had to leave my lab early to pick her up so that I could feed her back at home.  So, today, we tried a new routine.  My husband went over at lunch time to feed her and he managed to get her to eat and drink.  I guess we will stick to this routine for as long as she is still on hunger strike there.

On my studies, I had started programming some codes to build a system to test my algorithms.  It went pretty smoothly at first.  And then, it reached a stage where the complexity of the code increased and I had to restructure my previous codes in order to ensure a smoother programming flow.  It is rather complex at this moment, to the point that I even had to think hard for names to call my variables.  I cannot imagine how it will be when it gets to the point of building a GUI for it.

Yeah, life’s pretty busy.  Eat Java, Drink Java, Sleep Java, Dream Java.


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Chubby Kid’s Latest Hobby

Tearing up tissue/paper into little bits and pieces.


I wondered if she learnt that from the nursery.  They apparently had a glue and stick session the other day.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Friday, February 13, 2009

Betapa Ku Cinta PadaMu

I was listening to the song by Siti Nurhaliza yesterday while going through some lecture notes and debugging my Java codes.  And then I realize that Valentine's Day is just two days away.  Well, it is just one day away now. 

Since coming over to Liverpool, we have been quite busy with lots of things, me with my studies and chubby kid and him with chubby kid and his part time job.  We have not really had the time to sit down and enjoy a cup of drink together, or in other words, have a proper date :-)

Over the last four months, my husband had been doing a lot for all of us here.  First and foremost, being with us here took a lot of sacrifice on his part, having to leave his senior management job and taking on a totally different role here.  Then, in Liverpool, having the natural instinct of a man, he did all he could to protect us from all harms and made sure that we had enough to survive on and to live comfortably with.  Disregarding his own comfort, he made sure that chubby kid and I were comfortable all the time.  He made sure that we had enough food to go by.  He planned the shopping carefully to be sure that we were always stocked up with enough of everything.  He braved the cold, rain, frost and snow to get to work and to buy items that our home was lacking.  He did most of the housework and cooking so that I could have the time to do my research.  He endlessly entertained chubby kid every evening with all sorts of things; whatever she wanted to play with.  He woke up early every morning to prepare breakfast for us and to get everything ready for us on days that he had to go to work. 

There were a lot more things that he had done that touched me so deeply.  I knew that there was no way I could ever repay him for all that he had done for us.  I realized that I loved him even more as every second ticked by.  Every day is Valentine's Day for me when I have someone like him in my life.

I love you, Darling.  Happy Valentine's Day!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Chubby Kid's Diet

Chubby kid is on diet two days a week. In these two days, she goes to the nursery. All she does there is cry and cry. And cry again. She does not eat any food nor drink any water. She does not take a nap too.

We do hope that she can adapt herself to the nursery soon. If this goes on for a month, she'll probably lose some weight.

Friday, February 6, 2009

New Glasses

More than a month ago, we brought chubby kid to the children’s hospital to have her eyes checked.  It seemed that her degree had gone down a little but the consultant would need to do further diagnostic tests on her so that further investigations into her eye problem can be done.

We somehow dropped her glasses while we were at the hospital.  My husband went back twice to look for it but to no avail.  Finally, we asked the eye clinic to prescribe her with a new set of glasses.  The glasses were finally ready two days ago.


Looks very fashionable yeah?

Thursday, February 5, 2009


Three days ago, we woke up to a snowy morning. It was our first ever snow experience. This was the view from the entrance to our unit.


Though it did not look too heavy from here, it certainly was much heavier. I went to the carpark and took some photos too. It was an all white affair there.


Here was some snow flakes which collected on the leaves.


On my way to my department, all the roads were fully covered with snow.

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By evening time, the snow got heavier and heavier. The undergraduates who stayed at the same university accommodation as we were, all came out to have snow fights and made some snowmen. Here was the view from our bedroom.


And then, it got heavier yet again.


It was just so tempting that I almost went out to play in the snow. But I didn’t because I could not afford to get sick. Maybe next time. There is always a next time. :-)