Sunday, December 13, 2009

Nobody told me things I have to know and Some told me too much of things I do not want to know

First of all, thank you for reading and over-reacting after reading my blog. I am fine, really. I think most people are more worried and over-reacted when I am perfectly fine.

I m just shocked by the pain that nobody had told me before. Hence, there goes my wish list of having 12 kids... just kidding. I had more pain this morning.. and the day before. I think it must be the thinning of the cervix. It comes and goes, like before but this time it's just more and more.

I've always thought that you only get those pain when you are closer to labor, like, just right before labor, I didn't sign up for the pain 7.5 weeks before my due date. I have this idea of going shopping, or when you are busy doing something, and then there goes your water bag.. but in reality it doesn't work that way. It doesn't happen so easily. I have to endure days.. and maybe weeks of pain before it really happens.. and then there comes the real pain... and happiness that followed.. I hope.

I can't believe people still try to tell me the Do's and Don'ts when I repeatedly tell people stop telling me what to do!(especially it's not practical and ridiculous) I will have to come out with a list of Do's and don'ts for others who tries to tell me how to do stuff..

1. Brush you teeth 3 times a day.. or 5 times a day if you wish. and remember to floss afterwards
2. Pick up your own mess and mind your own business..
3. Remember to wash your hands after you are done in the washroom!
4. Do not litter and pollute the air...
and the list goes on..

See if anyone tries to tell me anything anymore.. i m very sure i will give them my very own list of do's and don'ts

Friday, December 11, 2009

Dear Baby

I don't know where to start but there's always so much to think of when I think of you. Every morning you wake me up with a big kick. You wouldn't stop unless I get up. What a good morning call it is, knowing that you are still there, so alive.

You get 4-5 hiccups a day, sometimes I wonder if there's anything wrong, or are you just learning to swallow the fluid in the bag that protects you all the time. I wonder if you'll still get those hiccups after you are born. I get the twitch from your hiccups all the time. Sometimes I complain, but I know I rather to feel it, than not feeling anything.

You have been a very good baby (so far). I've made a deal with you when you were very tiny. I told you if you are good to me, I will be good to you too. I promise you love and everything else that you need. In return, you did keep your part of the deal. I did not have too much problems throughout the pregnancy. I'm very lucky compared to a lot of other women. I only threw up 8 times, no heartburn, or whatsoever, just some cramps now and then.

It used to be like a needle poking into me, then the little bump coming out of the tummy when you kick.. and now all the rolling and moving from one side to another, shiftings in my tummy. You've changed so much within a couple of months. You are a big boy now, in the cramped little uterus. You move a lot, especially when I asked you if you were sleeping, or when I'm getting ready to go to bed. You have your own way to reassure me that everything is fine..that you are still there with me. I wonder if I'll miss the movements when you are not inside my tummy anymore.

I lost the plug that keep you safe in the tummy on Sunday. I got freaked out and don't know what it was. All I knew it was unusual to lost a clot of blood. I searched everywhere on the internet and we suspected it was the mucous plug, and it was indeed the mucous plug that keep the bag intact.

It shouldn't happen before the 38 weeks, but it did happened. I guess baby is just as impatient as mummy, but it's too soon. I know you are excited to see the world and celebrate Christmas and New Year, or maybe you want to be here when your daddy carry the Olympic torch, but baby, you need to grow bigger. It's not the time yet.

I'm trying to eat more often now, and healthy food, in the hope that baby will get some of those nutrient and grow bigger in a short time. Now mummy is just resting, and waiting for baby to come out healthy, not too tiny, and everybody else is waiting for the arrival of the new baby boy...they all think that you will be a cute baby boy, but all I want is just a normal healthy baby boy, even if you are ugly ( I won't tell you that), you'll be the most beautiful baby because you are my baby boy.

Monday, December 7, 2009

A new me

After having long hair for a couple years, I finally get a chance to cut my hair. I have several reasons for this. First of all, I have this thing.. that I really have to do. I wanted to donate my hair. I want to be able to help somebody who need it more than I do. I was reading the paper one day few years back, and I saw some children donating their hair away. I knew I had to do it, at least once.

The hair suppose to be clean, not permed, not coloured, no damages, and it has to be over 8 inches long. I think it should be able to fit all those condition. I went to cut the hair this morning, and everybody at the hair salon felt sad that I was going to cut it off. I just have to do it. They told me I have nice hair, I hope somebody else will be able to use it now.

The other reason is because of the baby. I don't think I have so much time to take care of my hair, or have long showers anymore.. and of course, baby likes to pull hair. I really don't want to have messy hair when I have the baby, so this is another good option.

Yesterday, I freaked out. There's some discharge when I peed. I called the doctor this morning, and have my appointment tomorrow. So far there's no real contraction yet, I think the baby wants to come out for Christmas, or perhaps he wants to be there to see his daddy carry the flames.. but baby.. it's too early..

Thursday, December 3, 2009

I went shopping..again and again..

I think I am becoming a shopaholic. I tried very hard not to go shopping but I can't resist the temptation. After one whole week of not stepping my feet into the shopping mall... I had to do it, again.

It's hard to not buy anything when everything's on special. I bought 3 sweaters today. The cheapest one was only $5! I have never seen anything as cheap as that. I just had to buy it, and of course, I need more clothes as I m expanding rapidly. I was wearing extra-small, but now I have to get small/medium.

There are sales everywhere, yet people are not spending as crazily as the economy is't as good, or that's what most people thinks. Everybody is holding onto their money tightly for a rainy day. I am waiting for the really good deals on Boxing day but then it might not be as good as everybody thought it will be, and the mall will be swarm by big crowds, I don't think it will be a safe place for me to go then.

I went to the Coach store again. I was planning to sell some off, but then after I checked the postage it was a bit pricey, so I have to cancel the plan. I m just buying things that I like, and I will be using. I exchanged a coin purse for this lovely scarf , as a ribbon to tie around my bag. I bought another one in blue, similar but bigger in size, and I still got some $ back out of it..
I'm so happy I got so many great deals today.. but I m a little tired after a long day at the mall.. and the other mall. I guess I can't move as much as before.. I m simply getting bigger

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A day trip accross the border

I went over to Buffalo, New York today. It was my first time driving out of the country without my hubby. The wait was long at the custom because they were slow, perhaps they were having lunch break. The guys asked me a bunch of silly questions and tried to confuse me, but it was alright.

We went to the outlet mall on the other side of the river. It wasn't as great or as busy as I thought it'd be. The price was almost the same here so I didnt buy much. On the way back, we bought a case of beer and paid the tax for it, and it was still cheaper than getting it here. The officer at the custom did not believe that I didn't buy very much when I went shopping there, and he checked the car trunk but to his disappointment he found nothing.

It was just a couple hours day trip but it was a new experience to me. I am thankful that my friend offered their GPS to me, and brought it to my house, set it up for me.. so I won't get lost. This kinda friend is to treasure.

Now I m home safe.. and I'm trying to resist the temptation to go shopping again

Friday, November 20, 2009

I went Shopping AGAIN!!

Yesterday I went shopping again, twice! I went in the morning after I pick a friend up to work. I asked her to accompany me to the Coach store before going to work, and I found great stuff. I then went to eat at the restaurant, again and showed them to some other colleagues. She wanted to go again and so we went again. I bought even more bags.

I was feeling down the other day so I kept on going shopping. Shopping makes me feel better especially when I found good deals, but afterwards, I feel guilty altogether. My hubby thinks it's not wise to spend so much on unneccessary items, such as bags. He has been using the same items, for a long period of time ... e.g. his wallet. So I thought of an idea, if I sell off these bags, I can go buy more, and enjoy the process of buying all over again! Won't it be nice?

So if you see anything you like let me know, I'll be happy to sell some to you. You can check it out at the link of my live, under the coach bags for sale.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


I feel awfully depressed today. I do not know why, but I know I m not feeling so happy. I know I should try to be happier, but I m just not so happy. Sometimes, it's hard to explain, but I know it will go away soon, I hope.

Perhaps it was a sad drama I watched today. It was quite sad, people died.. having tragedies.. miscarriage.. I should really watch more comedies instead, and I m home alone again, for a week. Perhaps it's the loneliness that crept inside me.. and made me not feeling that happy..or perhaps it was the prenatal class that got cancelled because of the H1N1, and now nobody's gonna teach me how to care for a new born.. Or perhaps it was just a topic that I had in the morning that has always made me so upset...

Whatever it is, I'm going to take one small step at a time, take a deep breath, and remember to how breathe... Always look forward for the best.. and all the bad things will go away when I wake up the next morning. Maybe I should go shopping ~...again

Friday, November 13, 2009

My big round tummy

My tummy just exploded lately. It grew so big so suddenly and I felt like I'm carrying a bit watermelon wherever I go. I never felt so heavy before, it makes me not wanting to be a fat woman because the extra weight can be so unbearable.

Sometimes I feel breathless. Sometimes I get cramps. Sometimes my ribs hurt so bad and most of the time I can feel my stomach stretching like crazy. Just as I thought that I can't get any bigger, I grew bigger.

Getting pregnant is not an easy task. Keeping the baby safe in the tummy is even a harder job. The hardest is yet to come though. This is just the beginning or the journey. It will be worth it, I hope.

I went shopping today!!

I went shopping today. I m so happy and excited that I've got more new bags. I was going to return some, but on second thought, I'm keeping them for a little bit longer.

These are my new collections. They look so pretty don't they? Should I keep them? Or not? As you can see from my previous post, I've already have way too many bags.. hehe..

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Baby at 27 weeks and 2 days

Belly is getting bigger...
Baby still looks the same..
Only the legs are longer... and getting naughtier


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A new shot and a sore shoulder

So we went to the clinic to get the shots, waited for over an hour, and waited another 15 mins after shots. It only took us 2 hours altogether since we left home and got home again. Everything went well, except now that I have a sore shoulder. I m suppose to be sleeping on my left side but it's so sore I had to sleep on my right and it was so uncomfortable last night. At least I know the baby and I will be safe for now.. there's just too many people getting sick lately.

Monday, October 26, 2009

To go, or not to go?

Lately there has been many contraversion of getting the H1N1 flu shots. Some people are worried about the side effects, while some are unsure which ones to get. In my case, I m confused by the 2 types of swine flu shots. They have one specially for pregnant woman, which is going to be released on 9th November 2009, and the other one today. I tried calling the doctor's office but as expected, they do not know much. Anyway, I found a website that provides clearer information, so I am going for it.

Pregnant woman over 20 weeks is suppose to get it first, because they are in higher risk and it takes 10-14 days for it to work. I guess I will not be going to the Halloween party after all. Better stay at home and rest. Health is more important than having fun, especially it's just another 13 more weeks to go~

Saturday, October 17, 2009

I hate getting sick

I lost my voice.

I tried so hard to not get sick, but there's always some inconsiderate sick people talking right into my face, sometimes coughing right in front of me. Don't they know they are not suppose to do that to anybody, let alone a pregnant woman?

I tried and tried not to get sick. I tried to eat healthy food, tried avoiding sick people.. and yet, I failed. I m sick. I lost my voice completely. The day I had sorethroat I went to the doctor immediately. I was told that they do not accept patient who just got sick, they need to be over 4 days sick before the doctor can check on them. Fortunately I'm pregnant so I can go visit the doctor,and because of the H1N1, they give priviledge for pregnant women. The doctor checked my throat and took a sample, I guess I m just having sorethroat or I'd have been quarrantined by now. The doctor told me I should be alright by today, but I guess she is wrong.

I hate getting sick. I hate those phlegm got stucked in the throat. I m trying very hard not to get sick. I feel like a failure, not be able to stay healthy and protect the unborn. Yet it's the flu season now, seems like everybody's getting sick, and in my case, I feel like I'm not getting cure fast enough. It feels so bad to be so sick. I hate it when the seasons changes and I usually get sick.

I was not given any medication. Unlike in M'sia, we used to get a bunch of medicine whether you are really sick or not. Those doctors just want to charge more by giving more medicine. We only get antibiotic usually, and sometimes tylenol , so far these 2 are the most common medicine available here, nothing for coughing, nothing for sorethroat. I guess the doctor expect you to be alright by yourself without any medication in a couple of days, but in my case, I'm not recovered yet.

I'm just hoping to get better day by day. Trying my best to not get so sick. Poor little baby have to bear it with me. I hate getting sick.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

16 weeks and counting

16 more weeks before baby is born.
People always ask me how do I feel or if I'm excited.
Is it normal that I do not have a particular feeling towards it? Other people seems to be more excited than me for some reason.

I just do not what to be worried about it, yet, until later. Why will I be all worry when I have my last 16 weeks to have my carefree motherless life and you know life will never be the same after the 16 weeks. People start telling me that it's not that bad... and then they continued with stories of having the problems during deliveries... that I do not need to know, yet.

I guess I'm just not all that ready yet. I do not know how to change a diaper, to breast feed or to burp the baby. The baby look so fragile and I do not wish to break anything. Will I be a bad mother? How am I even be able to change the baby clothes or bathe the baby? It all sounds too complicated to me already.

People said motherhood is an instinct for every woman. I guess my time is not here yet, when I'm ready, I will try to do my best, and not break any bones. Scary as it is, I will be able to make it.. All I wish now is to have a healthy baby boy.

Monday, August 31, 2009

It's a Baby~

Here it is, the 2nd picture of the baby.. Looks more like a baby now, with the nose, eyes, ears... everything

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

View from the top

Last Saturday was my first time flying in a helicopter. It was pretty cool, here's some pictures to share.

Niagara Falls Horse-shoe

The colours of the rainbow :)

The view of the Niagara Falls city from above.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Q & A

I can't believe how some people still not know by now that I'm pregnant. The news was spreading like wild fire at work. People were guessing right at the start and kept spreading it, and I'm surprised, almost every other day, somebody else was new to hear the story after more than a month has passed.

I can't believe how fake some people are, asking me questions, like they are so close to me, although I hardly talk to them. I can't believe, how some people can hug and kiss me when they heard the news when I don't even talk much to them.. and one particularly asked me to mind my own business (in some kinda way) and then complained when she wasn't the first to know.

Fake people are everywhere. I hate it when I met people that I do not talk to usually, and they keep throwing a bunch of questions at me. The norm will be, are you excited? How many months? Is it gonna be a girl or a boy? Do you want a girl or a boy? Did you plan to have the baby..?? etc..etc...

I tried to come out with different answers everytime because I'm tired of all the same questions.. over and over again.. almost everyday. Imagine how tiresome it can be..
Anyway.. in case any of you who wants to know.. for once and all.. I will answer some questions there.

1. It's a healthy, active bb about 15 weeks now.
2. I think it's a girl, don't care girl or boy as long as healhty... but I think it's a girl.
3. We are married so it's normal to have a baby.. so doesn't matter it's plan or not, it just happen and I'm pregnant... so be it.
4. Excited? More like annoyed by people who bugs me too much. I just want to take it easy and worry bout it later.. so no bugging me please.
5. I already have many baby stuff from my sis in law.. in case anybody wanna know if i start buying stuff.. that's the other Q people likes to ask.. and the bb room was ready before I knew I was pregnant.. so, that's it!

Thursday, July 30, 2009


Waiting is a very painful process. I hate waiting, and I am sure everybody else does too.
I went to the doctor's the other day, I had to wait and call to make appointment, and then wait again when I'm there.. and the doctor only saw me for less than 5 minutes, gave me a prescription, and then there I was waiting for my medicine, for another 30 minutes when there was nobody in line!

I had this rashes on my one foot, the same one that my mum had and I thought I had ear infection too. Well, it turned out that my ear is perfectly fine, although sometimes I can hear buzzing sound, or sometimes it is like when the water gets into your ear when you're in the pool. It comes and goes, and has been lingering around for almost a month. So I finally decided to check it out, along with my very itchy foot. The only reasonable explaination that I got that buzzing in my ear is because of the pregnancy, it seems to screw things up a lil'. The doctor said, I just had to bear with it for another 6 more months, sigh.

Anyway, my foot is getting better now, I hope, although it's still itchy from time to time, and most of the time I'm trying not to touch it. I am now walking to work most of the days, Monday- Friday, and I find it refreshing to walk through the park, getting the nice breeze in the morning. I hate waiting to get a ride from somebody, I just hate waiting, it's like you never know when it's gonna happen, I guess I m the type who likes to take things in my own hands.

Recently, someone I know is waiting, everyday. I wish her all the best of luck. I hope miracles will happen and her patience will bring her great reward. I understand how painful it is because I'm kinda waiting in a way.. for another 26 weeks to come!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Is it the people? Or it's just me?

I've been avoiding people lately. I get annoyed so easily that I figured the best way is not to get in touch with anybody, that way I do not get so upset about things. People somehow get their way into making me mad. Some people always give me negative feedbacks.. and complains. I'm trying to stay healthy and positive but this people keep bugging me with problems and stuff.. I just find it annoying.

So I've made my final decision not to talk unless neccessary at work, and anywhere else outside my house. People seems to like to create problem although everything was perfectly fine. I always wonder if those people are too free, or they just want to make their life more interesting by doing that, because they are too bored?

Whenever I'm not so happy (which is most of the time after work) I'll go to my garden and look at my crops. They make me really happy, I'm always rewarded with something whenever I visit my little farm behind the house. They always gives me surprises. Sometimes I feel like animals and plants is so much nicer than human beings. I don't mind spending more time with them.

I spent the rest of my time playing games and looking at my little nursery. It's almost ready now. I was going to take some pictures and post it but my camera ran out of battery. Kids nowadays are well pampered. The little unborn has so many toys and clothes already.. Sometimes it feels so nice looking at the little socks... only an inch big.. I wonder if I will break some bones ..the baby lil' clothes seem so tiny.. and fragile...

Friday, July 17, 2009

A New Life has begun ...

Yesterday, I spent my whole day in St. Catherine. It's just over 20 minutes drive from here, but we had appointments at different times, well at least everything got done, for now.

I was told to drink 5-6 glasses of water, and somebody else told me to drink a litre of water, an hour from the appointment. Anyway it didnt really work that well, because we were there early and got in early.

We went to see the baby for the first time.. the little alien moving around in my body, it's like a miracle. It's a very rebellious baby, and of course a photo shy baby because we took an hour to finally get pictures taken. It's really cool how you can see the little alien inside the little uterus. At one point, it was staring back at me and waving the little hand.. it was really cute.

People like to give advises all the time. Sometimes I get really annoyed, especially it when it has been repeated for a hundred time. I was given a list of things to not eat or do.. mostly because of supertitions. I do get annoyed by people a lot of time, so please do not bug me. I hate buggers. I hate people with high pitch voice. I hate bad people... just please leave me alone.

I feel like I'm a tiger.. a momma tiger, protecting myself and the unborn. I will bite if you cross over my line.. Some people had indeed crossed over my line lately.. I have forgiven them after deep thinking because whatever comes around goes around, they will get it back one day... I do not need to do anything about it, need not to stress myself out and the baby.

I think the baby is going to be a smart baby.. look how big the brain is! So far it has been good.. I used to get up at 4 every morning and feel hungry until one day, Mark told the baby, baby let mummy sleep a little longer, dont get hungry at 4.. and now I get up at 6 to drink my milk! What a nice little baby.. hehe.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Recently, I've been really busy, not really sure what I was so busy about, just lots of thing happening at the same time. From now on, I will have more time at home.. and even more time probably in a couple of weeks.

I've been having this itchy foot that has been bothering me for a month now. It started with rashes. I think it must have passed down from my mum because she has the same problem. She thinks it's the seafood, shrimp and mushrooms that makes her foot that way, but I don't think so.

Other than my bad foot, I was a little.. well maybe more than a little upset about 'things' . I had no idea how inhuman some people can be. I thought I'm well protected and safe in this country, but my guess is wrong. Once again, I've learned something from this proccess in life and vow not to repeat the same mistakes again, to not help people, be nice and sincere, because you are the one who will be hurt in the end.

For my fellow friends. If you wish not to be experiencing this kinda situation I'll be glad to advise and elaborate more. For now, it's time for my break, look out the windows and enjoy the summer.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Getting better

Dear readers,

First of all, sorry that I haven't post anything. As you all might guess, I have been busy. Last week, we went to Toronto for my nephew's baptism. Mark was the god father. I can't believe that Thomas grew up so quickly. He was just a little baby a year ago. Now he can walk.. quite quickly.
I got a chance to get some of the chinese food in Toronto. It's not easy to get asian food around here. Everytime when I'm there I'll make sure I stock up enough for a whole month, at least. I still think that I need to get more. I love the roast pork, and also the yam cake.. spring rolls.. along with a dozen of other foods. I guess I just have really bad cravings.. or maybe just being greedy..hehe
I'm feeling a lot better now too. I was quite sick for awhile last month, and my body was pretty weak for a couple of weeks, but I think everything is almost over now (I hope). I'm gaining back my energy and appetite.. but I'm still too lazy to go to work.. Thanks for all your concern and wishes my dear friends, I hope you are all well too.. and don't worry I am a lot better now.

Monday, June 1, 2009

A Whale Lot's of Fun @ Marineland

Last weekend we went to Marineland. We've got our season pass there. We used to go to Canada's Wonderland but Marineland is nearer now.

They have pretty good shows, the dolphins and walrus was doing tricks, it was pretty cool. I went on one ride, after Mark insisted that I have to go, at least once. Well, the first and the last one for the year I guess.

We finished fun day with dinner at the Marndarin, enjoying their lobsters, all you can eat lobster~

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Me and my cravings

Have you ever heard of a copycat craver? That's what I am. Lately, I've been craving anything that is mentioned. Someone just mentioned about instant noodle , and there I was cooking instant noodle the very next day.

I had such a bad craving for McDonald's that my hubby had to take me to KFC instead for the chicken sandwich because KFC seems to be a little healthier than McD. I normally would prefer KFC anytime but lately, it seems that my taste bud has changed.

And so today I got my chicken sandwich, a small piece of Colonel Snackers to fulfill my crave. I got rip off though, because my top part of the bun wasn't there, and it was my first time buying it so I thought that must be just a very small piece of snack (with only one piece of bread), and was normal, but it wasn't. I only realize after I opened Mark's sandwich, which came in a full bun, the top and bottom part. Nevertheless it was pretty good. It did satisfied my huge craving for a chicken sandwich.

The changes in my tastebuds changes my choice of drinks as well. For some reason, scientifically or not, I started hating drinking plain water. Water seems so plain and dull to my tastebuds. They are becoming very picky. It goes as well as the food. Everything tasted so much better with ketchup!
I can no longer tolerate tasteless food... everything has to be spiced up! It's just so weird how everythings changes in just couple of weeks...

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Busy..busy eh..

I was kinda busy lately that I haven't post anything. I have so many things to tell, yet I couldn't share it in this website that is open to everybody in the world (so have to becareful of what I wrote). So, just cut it short, I'm busy and my life is changing, again.

This will be the busy week for me so there won't be much written.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Recipe for the week - Step by step Simple Sushi Rolls

Sushi is actually easier to make than it looks. Amy, told me how to make it one day and I tried making it a few times already now. It was pretty good. I will stop making sushi for awhile now as I had enough of it.. anyway here it is, easy to make sushi rolls that everyone can try at home.

First of all, you need to cook the sticky (sushi) rice. Mix the rice with rice vinegar, some salt and sugar when it's still a little warm. It is easier to roll them up when it's still a little warm as it will be very sticky when it gets cold.

Spread it out like the picture shown, and sprinkle black sesame seeds on it. Flip it over.

Put the seaweed, and continue with imitation crabmeat, cucumber and cream cheese.

Roll it over the bamboo mat.

Cut it into pieces..
And this is how it was made...
Easy right?

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Lisa's 26th Birthday

Lisa is turning 26 on May 24th, but we had her birthday celebrated yesterday....
I made some of my favourite cupcakes for her early in the morning, as soon as I woke up.. and I continued with making more fried wontons and sushi...
We had all my favourite foods, pizza and chicken wings hehe.. and finished with a slice of yummy cheesecake Amy got for her.
Not sure if everybody will mind if I post their pictures here so I better not.

This is the pond in the farm, one of the ponds. Three little ducklings were swimming happily with the parent. It was a nice farm, with a nice trail, and lots of cherry trees!

I will be back for the cherries , and blueberries soon!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

How I spend my weekend, last week....

We had a trip to Sarnia for a wedding dinner. Passed by this beautiful park but unfortunately, we were in a hurry to go to the church. We were there early but the bride was more than 30 mins late! It ended almost 2.5 hours later, thank God no more weddings for awhile.

Cute lil' flower girls walking down the aisle, pulling the lil' boy with them...

The newly weds...
We passed by this blossoming tree, and took a picture, bought some flowers here too.. I just love blossoming trees...

Mark enjoying the view from above. You can see Toronto from here on a clear day like this.

And that was how we spent our weekend...

Thursday, May 14, 2009


Lately I have this weird cravings, and NO, I M NOT PREGNANT for your info. I had this very bad cravings for cupcakes after I had a not-so-tasty, taste like nothing but sweet (hope she doesn't get offended if she happened to read this ) piece of cupcake. I was told this is how the Canadian cupcakes are, just a plain taste-like-nothing-but-sweetness cupcake.

I craved for my mum's cupcake for a few days before I can't stand it any longer, I finally made my own. It didn't turn out as good as I wanted it to be, as I didn't exactly get the right recipe. I was too stubborn to start giving up, and I made another batch in the next few days. Well, it was well worth it. The cupcakes was the best I've ever hard I dare say. It's even better than my mum's ( or maybe I've just had such a bad craving, everything taste better when you had these bad cravings ).

Then, I had cravings for sushi. I've learned to make sushi from a new Korean friend. She is such a happy and easy going person. Everybody loves her, oh I miss her already. She's now enjoying herself in Paris, probably in some cute guy's arm... on top of Eiffel Tower.

Back to sushi..... so I made the sushi for a 2nd time and my friend/colleague came over and asked for more.. and then I made more the next day.. and my neighbour came over.. and asked me to make more for her on the weekend. Weird, but this keep on going ..on and on.. and I'm still new at making sushi.. I had to break the pattern of making sushis for everyone... I need a break.. maybe a Kit Kat will do.

Anyway, I can't do much now as I'm still not very well, I'm suppose to be resting, but I still have lots of craving for everything, anything that is mentioned, anything that I saw, I just want o eat them all! And my latest crave, the lobster! It will be just another 3 more days before I get to eat lobsters again!!!!

Me..and my bags

I was crazy for coach bags for awhile... I've been having the urges to go back to that outlet mall ( that is located only a stone's throw away from my house) every other day. I've got this many bags from my first visits. My sense came back to me when I got my first credit card bill :(

I was hanging onto these things... while friends and family members keep encouraging me to go back for more.. to get them some too! Then one day.. I realized that I do not need these items that badly. I don't even know if I like all of them that much. I was almost convinced several times that I should sell on ebay or send them back to sell in Malaysia.. but I guess the proccess is too complicated for my simple mind.

I went back to that evil place from time to time (and bringing more new coach lovers) to check out really good deals. I think that place is really evil because it keeps tempting us to buy more and more although we do not really need it. I returned most of the items and exchanged with more lovely colours and got better deals. What I like most is the service is good, and you can return it anytime without a time limit. And what I hate is waiting in line for almost half hour just to pay for it!

So here it is.. all my new bags, white and pink.. the final pick of my choice.. Now I just can't decide which ones I am to keep for myself!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Recipe of the Week - BANANA CHOC CHIP MUFFIN

This is my all time favourite muffin. It was introduced to me few years back by my hubby. It was the most delicious muffin I've ever had, and I've been sharing it with many people ever since.

So here it is, it's simple to make and taste really yummilicious~. Doesn't take too much time or effort but you'll get a great reward. Satisfaction guarantied !

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
Good healthy heart recipe

½ cup Becel margarine ( I use becel blue and white container)
1 tsp. Vanilla
¾ cup White sugar
2 Eggs
1 cup Flour
1 cup Bran
2 or 3 Ripe bananas mashed (I use 3)
1 cup Chocolate chips
1 tsp. Baking soda
½ tsp. Cinnamon

Cream together the first 3 ingredients. Add eggs, then blend in the next 5 ingredients. Bake at 350ºF for 20-25 minutes. Makes 12 large muffins. Freezes well.

Optional, walnut pieces.. and warm it up before u eat, the chocolate melts in your mouth!

Spring Has Sprung Again

Spring, that is one of my favourite season of the year, besides Summer and Fall. I love going to the backyard and picking up those lovely flowers back there... and bringing them to my dining table where I can admire them day and night, with the man I love.

Spring began when the Robin returns from the South. They began to mate and start building nests everywhere. They lay this attractive looking greenish/blueish small little eggs, but I do not think they are very smart birds. One Robin couple actually build this nest right at my front door, where we hung our wreath that we've forgotten to remove it from Christmas!

Anyway, they got frightened by noises and it wasn't a successful nest.. I was kinda sad for them sometimes.. I hope they learned their mistakes, not to build a nest too close to human. This is actually the second time birds built their nests in our love nest... a nest in a bigger nest.. Hehe..

Working Like A Machine? This is just what I've been doing!

Lately I have been thinking. A deep thinking. I've been working too hard , too much, and I do not feel being appreciated at all. I love to multitask, I don't mind doing the work, but sometimes I feel it's very unfair when other people can just stand around chatting and doing nothing else, and ordering you to do everything else. Worse of all, your boss do not listen to you and he is one-eye-Jack twin brother. I felt so tired.. so so tired that I get sick, time after time. I never get sick as often before, only once or twice in a year, but I'm sick again now.... is the job worth my time?

I started to get a job, after being doing nothing much and not meeting any people for a year. I did enjoy the job, I did meet nice people, but nice people left pretty soon and I'm stuck with.. you know what.. Life, it seems is always unfair. You will never get what you wanted, and you always get shit out of it.. Many people advised me not to care too much about the job, they do not put their heart into it as much as I do, and they are probably right. The more I do, the more shit I got. People started backstabbing.. saying things that are not nice to the ear... Is this all worth it?

I do not hold a high income job, I do not have a glamourous title ( as I used to be ) , all I do is just running around doing almost everything, the real hard job and others got away by pretending to be busy when the manager around. And worse of all, they think my job is easy. I have been taken for granted once again. Too much load was put on my shoulder. I'm sinking... falling... sick.. and tired.. Is this worth for my health?

I am still thinking, and all I know is, I m not a machine. There'll be an alternate way..somewhere, and I'm looking forward for it.

How My Life is Changed Forever

I was just a plain Mary-Jane, I was pretty ugly when I was young and every year on my birthdays, I wish to grow prettier. I remembered how depress I was when I was a little girl, when everybody called me ugly pig (chu pak kuai) in chinese. Somehow, God must have listened to my birthday wishes and somehow.. I didn't grow up as ugly as before. My dad used to comfort me by telling me I'm just the ugly duckling, I will turn into a beautiful swan someday, and for some reason, I love the story of the ugly duckling, wishing that the story is true.

I was still not a beauty queen when I was 17. I wasn't popular girl, I'm just another common girl. I get jealous and upset from time to time but I always believe, someday, someone will appreciate me and do not mind of the external beauty.

I got lucky when I turned 20, I got a job offer as s Flight Attendant in Malaysia. I had doubts then because I was preparing to enter University. Anyway, I took the chance and I never regret it because I will never have met him if I didn't take the job.

My all time favourite Fairy Tale story was the Sleeping Beauty. I love to sleep for one, and I love to be swept away with a kiss and live in a beautiful castle. Well, some part of it came true in my life. I met this guy when I was at the lowest point of my life. He was always there to share my thoughts, always reading my mind. He was everything I wanted, smart, charming, caring and cute.. nothing that I can very much complaint of. Most important of all, he took me away from Malaysia and got me a beautiful house to live in, just like what I wanted, with a beautiful backyard and lots of flowers !

And now, here I am in Canada, and my story continues....