Thursday, December 30, 2010

The year that was – a meme(Part 1)

Hi folks!

What is a meme? You might asked?

 

The term Internet meme (pronounced /ˈmiːm/, rhyming with "cream"[1]) is used to describe a concept that spreads via the Internet.[2] The term is a reference to the concept of memes, although the latter concept refers to a much broader

category of cultural information.

In its most basic form, an Internet meme is simply an idea that is propagated through the Web. This idea may take the form of a hyperlink, video, website, hashtag, or even just a word or phrase. This meme may spread from person to person via social networks, blogs, direct email, news sources, and other web-based services
Taken from Wikipedia

 

Now, I came across this "meme" from a blog I used to read daily, "The year that was – a meme" by Grace who is a Filipino, married a Japanese; and who is staying in Dubai now with her 9-year-old daughter, Pristine.

 

The main thing attracted me about this task is to bring back the good memories of 2010 as well as the lessons learned. This sort of something I always do at every year end, reflecting at each year progress and hiccups.

If you are interested to do this meme task as well, feel free to copy the following questions(from Grace blog entry here) and have fun answering them. On the 31 Dec 2010, Grace will put up her answers with a linky tool so we can link up her post. Sounds interesting! I would also love to see how everyone's 2010 went(from all over the world!

(of course as Grace mentioned, we can skip questions we don't like to answer! Totally up to us.Grace found this meme in 2006 through Wenchy, a blog friend of hers living in South Africa and ever since, she's been doing it every year. Sounds fun, I might also do such list yearly!)

Cheers and have fun reading or doing it yourself!

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1. What did you do in 2010 that you hadn't done before?
Attended Flower Arrangement course.

2. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Yes, my two sisters.
3. Did anyone close to you die?

Really really close ones..no. But honestly receive several funeral news along the way from distant relatives and friends of friends which I knew but not very very close with.
4. Did you travel? Where did you go? 
 Cameron Highland? Having picnic at Janda Baik Water fall together with my ex-boss's family & friends? This year, did not manage to travel far....changed job and trying to stable back my income vs. budgeting.

5. Best thing you bought?
iPhone
6. Where did most of your money go?
Babysitter, house loans, food (include milk powders), insurance
7. What do you wish you had done more of?
More travelling, jogging, and spent more time with my family plus working on my dreams to be a WAHM.
8. What do you wish you had done less of?
Less TV watching(esp. Korean dramas :P)

9. What kept you sane?
A nice solidarity warm bath, a good read/blog-hopping at the comfort of my bed daily.

10. What drove you mad?
Kids that won't listen :P, cars that don't put on signal before cutting over, cars(or rather drivers) that don't look before crossing/turning or reversing (causing extreme danger to others!!!)

11. What made you celebrate?

Festive seasons, birthdays, convocations, finishing an seemingly unattainable task/projects

12. What made you sad?
Watching sad/touchy movies, having disagreements/quarrel with closed ones, not being able to do what I aspire to (fulfilling my dreams)

13. How was your birthday this year?
Can't recall...but remember DH gave me a nice pressie- iPhone :D

14. What political issue stirred you the most this year?
 MCA Political Secretary "died" in Malaysia Anti-Corruption Centre(MACC) building

15. Were you in love in 2010?

YES!!

16. What would you like to have in 2011 that you didn't have this year?
More time to exercise, learn and practice new skills

17. What date from 2010 will be etched in your memory and why?
 Too many...that I cannot recall even 1 :P 'cos I have bad memories at special dates unless it's birthday, public holidays , etc :P

18. What song will remind you of 2010?
Wakaka eh..eh..the World Cup song :)

19. Compared to this time last year are you happier?

Yes.
20. Biggest achievement this year?
 Being hostess to around 30s guest...at least once a month? Thinking how to manage preparing food, cleaning the house and watching over the kids at the same time...phew...

21. Biggest disappointment this year?
Missed my family pre-booked trip to Penang to visit my brother (kids fell ill last minute), missing two seemingly lucrative/good job in place of a more practical, and yet-to-know-the-progress/future position/job

22. What is the one thing that would have made you more satisfied?
Being able to work/live in a foreign country

23. Best new person you met this year?

My current new colleagues and bosses
24. A valuable life lesson you learned this year?
Be Proactive and Take charge of your life.

25. How was your health in 2010?
So-so...not too well. Struck with conjunctivitis twice, bronchitis twice, red eyes twice

26. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
 Yes, I do keep, I hope to make more exercise time, ME time and more service/contribution work next year

27. What countries did you visit? 

 Singapore, Thailand, Australia, Taiwan(Not in 2010)

28. What would you like to have in 2011 that you lacked...

Haha..more financial freedom to achieve my dreams? :P
More wisdom to make the right choices in life
More good health-days to execute my dreams, responsibilities and mission.



Cheers and welcome to join in the fun!

PM declare Friday off

Hi folks!
U heards the news? PM declare this Friday 31 Dec as Public Holiday due to Suzuki Cup victory! Yey!! ;)
Check more details here at The Star Online.

Sent from my iPhone

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Tesco Clubcard Bonus Days, 29 to 30 December 2010

Hi folks!
 
Those who Are staying in Kepong can now make use of this Bonus Day to collect points and restock.
Killing two birds with one stone :)
 
Cheers!
(Source: SnS website)

Tesco Clubcard Bonus Days
29 to 30 December 2010

Up to 80% Off

 

Products Offered

Clothing – Up to 70% Off

Bedding – Up to 80% Off

Luggage – Up to 50% Off

Fridges / Washers – Up to 10% Off

Supermarket great offers

and more

 

Only at Tesco Kepong

www.tesco.com.my

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Pre-Loved Items Clearance

Note: Thanks for all uncles & aunties, we managed to clear all the things below and make space for our new study room yippee! :) Thanks!

Hi folks!

One of my mission this year is to clear my storeroom full of baby stuff and other items which I no longer use/have not use at all. This is to make space for a study room cum guest room.

So all aunties and uncles, should you interested in the following items, please email mommy molly :alohamolly [at] gmail [dot] com.

Note: The money raised from this clearance sales will be used to get proper bookcase and storage for SE and KY!

1. Playskool Activity Gymn(Pre-loved)- Selling at MYR30(excluding shipping cost)-TAKEN

2. Rocking Metal Highchair cum See-saw(Pre-loved): Selling at MYR50(excluding shipping cost)-TAKEN





3. Ikea Cutlery organizer(Brand-New)- selling at RM15(excluding shipping cost)-TAKEN
I bought the wrong size for my kitchen cabinet :P Letting it go since I can't use it...







4. Sweet Cherry Stroller(Pre-loved ):Selling at MYR50 (excluding shipping cost)
                                        TAKEN

A gift from friends. Used less than 3 times(still quite new with plastic intact) as DH prefer baby carrier.






All items above accept COD at Puchong and Bkt. Jalil/Sri Petaling area.

Thanks & Cheers! :)

Buy CNY foodstuff early

Hi folks!
 
Have you heard that there'll be price increase next month? Due to the increase of yuan, in conjunction to Chinese New Year, we are asked to buy our stuff early.
 
I read the news in The Star Online here.
 
Example of the foodstuff like Chinese mushrooms, from RM50 per kilogramme now, the price will be increased to RM70 next month. Wow...
 
Not just China products, some of the speciality items for the Lunar New Year imported from other countries had also increased due to cost increase.

Example, for a can of abalone imported from Mexico, the price will increase about RM30 to RM230. A can of abalone from South Africa will increase from RM120 to RM140.

Price of abalone imported from Australia will increase from the current RM70 to RM90 next month, stated in the paper.

Now, will you rush to get your stock replenish? Just yesterday, I was exclaimed to hubby that it's only Christmas, yet I seen stalls selling CNY stuff all around...wow...

And hubby reminded me CNY is just one month away..

Yep, definitely time to stock up some essentials....make a list before we go...don't be overwhelmed and lost in the array of stuff there!

Plan and spend wisely! Reminder to myself :)

 

Cheers!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Pressie

Hi folks!

Here's a sweet Christmas pressie from my baby brother who just started working.. Feeling happy and Deja vu.. Now when last time I used to be the 'giver' and now became d 'receiver..:)

Sunday, December 26, 2010

I am Thankful......

Hi folks,

Just like to express my thAnkfulness to the below:

I am Thankful....

For having a roof over my head
For sharing the same roof with 3 of my beloved in my life
For having the company, laughter and 'chores' of taking care my two children (gift from God)
For having a healthy physical body to carry out my mission and living my dreams
For having a clear thoughts to think and act out according to Truth in Life
For having the affinity with people & events who became my Teacher(s) in Life
For still breathing at this moment
For still having the time, chance and clarity of mind to pen down my thankfulness thoughts.....

We are all still here(present in this Universe) for a reason... Have you found your reason to live...a meaningful life? What's the mission and role you've been assigned to play?

Thinking thru' the wee hours quiet morning ....moments of clarity+silence....rare ones... :) .. Thankful for this moment in time....ready for another busy & fulfilling day to come..

Cheers folks! Have a lovely day!

Year 2011 Outlook for Monkey

Hi folks!

Yep, I am born in the year of Monkey. And here's my animal sign reading for Year 2011.
(source The Star Horoscope)

Let's see how does Monkey fare next year :) for fun...

Year 2011 Outlook for Monkey



Overall Fortune


In 2011 you expect to build up a good relationship with your boss, colleagues and clients. Pay attentions to things you say and do. For working Monkey you expect to receive a pay rise. For business runner, you need to be cautious when making a investment. Watch out for your health.






Money management and investment


Monkey expects to receive a pay rise at work in 2011. Be cautious when you want to start a new company, open a new store, or build a new site. Be cautious when you deal with unfamiliar people, and when you sign a contract.






Career
Try to build up a good relationship with your boss, colleagues, clients and family members. April is a good month to make or increase your investment. Be conservative in January and February.






Relationship and marriage
For unmarried Monkey, 2011 is a good year to find an ideal partner and get married. April, May and August are your lucky months.

For married Monkey, you expect to have a smooth family life. {Praise God}






Health
Monkey needs to pay attention to its respiratory system conditions in January, February and July. {am having cough since mid-Dec till now...time to springclean the house and clear the dust etc}Keep a balanced diet and do not delay seeing a doctor.






Increase your fortune
Lucky color
pink, red


Lucky item
Put a part of pink stone sculpture in the North West of your house, or bedside cabinet or your office desk. Wear a red stone pedant or bracelet to project yourself. Keep a steady and calm attitude.


Just for fun...

Hope I listen to my real "Master"{our conscience} at all time!

Cheers!





Saturday, December 25, 2010

Collections of Food Trails Tis Week

Team Lunch,Wedding Dinner, Christmas eve, Farewell Lunch with colleague, Dong Zhi steamboat, (some pic not here) but blessed meal whole week long...

Friday, December 24, 2010

Ho ho ho Merry Christmas to all!

Hi folks!
 
Wishing everyone a Merry Happy Blessed Christmas!
 
May we rejoice and thankful to the Creator and the people who has blessed our lives in many ways.
 
Take time to enjoy giving our love and warmthness with everyone around us...sending the synergy of love and joy to the world!
 
Cheers!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

All I want for Christmas is....

Hi folks!


I wonder if you are busy choosing or thinking what Christmas gift to get for your loved ones like I do?



First in my list is pressie for my children ;)


And top on my list for my kids are decent and comfortable shoes! 


DH & I have been shoes-hunting as much and as many outlets as we can remember. Almost every shopping malls we went, we would check out the shoes section!


Our kids have "fleshy" foot, for KY, for e.g. those princess-like shoes looks real pretty but they are not comfy enough for KY. Each time was like fitting and scouting for Cinderella :P and KY did not fit into those princess glass shoes!!



Same goes for Shone. His first shoe size when he reaches one year old was size 5! A toddler size. I only found a suitable shoes after visiting 3-5 shops. And guess what that shoes only lasted less than 4 months and it can fit his feet anymore!


And now, Christmas is here...so All I want for Christmas (for my kids) would probably be a comfy and practical shoes to wear so that they can accompany mommy for more adventure outdoor(including shopping :D haha)


And, what's more with the crowd at the shopping malls, shopping online is so much more comfy and manageable. And as I browse around, I found this particular site that has range of Baby Shoes  that fits the bill. It has such great varieties of design and some of them looks exactly like what I have worn when I was a kid.






I simply love such shoes because it is very durable and very practical to wear to many different functions. Actually, choosing the right shoes is very important not only to adults but to children too.


Below is a video that illustrate the measure a right fitting shoes.








Wow...Santa is answering to my wishes! Now folks, Have a lovely Christmas time with your family and friends...I am off shoes-hunting and pressie-hunting now...


Cheers!





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Hi folks!

Are you dreaming for an iPad for Christmas/New Year present? Check this out!

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Santa, you hear my wish? :D

Cheers!

Gemini Reading for Year 2011

Hi folks!

This is the time of the year again...reflection time and also projection time :) haha...

It's been a habit of mine to check out the reading for the coming year whether is my Star sign or animal sign.

It's more for fun and reference. (I take note of the warning and beamed at the blessings :D)

So, here's my Gemini reading for year 2011 taken from TheStar Horoscope:

Year 2011 Outlook for Gemini



Overall Fortune
Gemini expects to have a smoother year in 2011. For Gemini born before the 10th of June your efforts will be eventually appreciated and you will get promoted. Overall Gemini will encounter less stress in 2011 than in the previous years. Remain confident and industrious.




You expect to see your efforts pay off in 2011. However Gemini should remember to keep a balanced attitude. Do not get too proud.




Career
Everything expects to be in favour of Gemini on career development in 2011. Keep your eyes open for new opportunities and deal with difficulties with a calm attitude. Do not get too impatient. Learn to pay attention to what you do and avoid doing anything that might bring you trouble later.






Relationship and marriage
Gemini might feel at loss after a relationship. Remember that relationship is mutual. Do not get too impatient and anxious. Keep cool-headed.






Money management and investment
Gemini should learn to take one step at a time. You expect too much at the beginning by making risky decisions. Do not become too changeable and do not follow the trend. Learn to think and act cautiously. Improve yourself and try to make friends with similar interests. Gather your fortune with an honourable manner.






Caution
One can not make good achievements by changing his goals continuously.

Ok this is an important one....time to set my goals(recycle the ones yet to achieve this year as well! :P ) now and stick with it throughout the year! Wait till I cross check my 2010 goals :D

Cheers!




Discounts on all highways until Dec 31

Hi folks!
 
Saw the above title at The Star Online here

All 22 highway concessionaires(do you know which are theyt?) are currently giving between 5% and 37% toll discount in the form of cash and rebates until Dec 31 in conjunction with the Christmas and New Year celebrations.

I think they should offer till 1 Jan 2011... :) who knows the queue might be making the time drag till next year....??!!
 
Cheers and wow..can't help expressing it's new year soon!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Winter Solstice (Dong Zhi)

Hi folks!

Today is the annual Winter Solstice (Dong Zhi) festival
celebrated by Chinese. For many families, Winter Solstice (Dong Zhi) is
even bigger than the Chinese New Year.To Chinese, it is traditionally
celebrated at the beginning of winter to remind of another year gone by, and
for one to look forward to the new year. We are considered older one year
after each Dong Zhi.

Typically, on this day, we will make Tang Yuan (glutinous rice ball). My mom
will make the the sweet syrup either from rock sugar or brown sugar and add
pandan leaves and ginger.

Nowadays, Tang Yuan can be bought in supermarkets. They are available in all
sorts of fillings, e.g. in black sesame paste, red bean paste, groundnut
paste, etc. Some stalls would also sell ready-made Tang Yuan dough where you
can just purchase and roll into ball shape for those who still like to
experience the making of Tang Yuan ball without spending time to make the
dough.

So, how did you spend your Dong Zhi? Did you make your own Tang Yuan or buy
off-the-shelf?

No matter how we celebrated, I hope 2011 will be a better year for everyone,
a self-awakening year and a proactive year whereby everyone believes in the
power and the role we can play to make this earth a better place to stay!
Every single steps and thoughts we generate affects this tiny earth we all
call our "Home".

Cheers!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Octopus

Hi folks!

I am truly glad to find that the theatre development in Malaysia (in particularly in Kuala Lumpur) is getting more and more vibrant!

Recently came across another performance called Octopus at The Star Online here.

Venue: Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre

Date: Now until Dec 22, 2010

Title: OCTOPUS

Content: It starts off with Kevin and Blake, a young and good-looking couple, invite the older and more experienced Max and Andy to their place for a night of fun.

Despite their reservations, nervousness eventually gives way to excitement, and after some initial awkwardness, the two pairs click. Before they know it, some clothes come off (to the delight of many of the women and gay men in the audience) and a night of pleasure ensues.

For more details of the story, check out the write up at The Star Online here.

Starring: Malik Taufiq (left) and Will Quah

'Octopus' is on at Pentas 2, KLPac (Jalan Strachan, Off Jalan Ipoh, Sentul Park), until Wednesday.

Showtime is 8.30 nightly and tickets are RM38 and RM25 (students). Call 03-4047 9000 or visit klpac.org.

 Cheers to the theatre and art performance in Malaysia!

 

Monday, December 20, 2010

MAS flights to London disrupted

Hi folks!
 
Christmas is approaching and many people are heading back to their hometown to celebrate Christmas with their family and friends...
 
Today I read about the news that two flights to London's Heathrow airport.are cancelled and passengers are requested to re-book their tickets on other MH flights. They are MH2 from Kuala Lumpur to London scheduled to depart at 11.55pm yesterday and flight MH3 from London to Kuala Lumpur scheduled to depart at 10.50am today.
 
One of my UK friend (Charlotte) is heading back last Saturday to visit her family and friends. I hope she managed to catch the flight and arrive safely.
 
 
For more information about the flight disruption, passengers taking MAS airline are advised to check their flight status at www.malaysiaairlines.com or call MAS Call Centre at 1-300-88-3000 within Malaysia or +603-78433000 outside Malaysia, before proceeding to the airport.
 
However, AirAsia X Chief Executive Officer Azran Osman Rani said all AirAsia X flights would be operating normally.

He said the Air Asia X D72009 had to land at Birmingham Airport on Saturday as Stansted Airport was congested when planes which were supposed to land at Heathrow were diverted to Stansted, resulting in passengers being delayed for 20 hours.

A statement issued by Stansted airport's website, http://www.stanstedairport.com, said the airport is open and does not have any periods of snowfall forecast for today.

Hope the heavy snowfall will back to normal soon.
 
Merry Christmas to everyone and have a safe and bless homecoming!
 
Cheers!

Power CEO Vegans

Hi folks!
Today is 15th day of 11th month on lunar calendar and many Buddhist will practice vegetarian diet today.
I started from having vegetarian meal every 1st and 15th with my mom when I was 8 years old. And ever since turning into full-time vegetarian diet when I was 14, my gastric problem gradually  reduced to zero. 
In recent years, there are more and more people adopting plant-based diet for eco-conscious reason.
I read that in US alone, 17% of the population are on plant-based/vegetarian/vegan diet! Below are some notable Power CEO Vegans!
Power CEO Vegans
.1. Steve Wynn, American casino resort and real-estate developer who has been credited for re-surging and expanding the Las Vegas Strip in the 1990s
2. Russell Simmons, co-founder of hip-hop label Def Jam and creator of clothing lines Phat Farm, Argylculture, and American Classics
3. Former President Bill Clinton, who now runs the William J. Clinton Foundation
4. Bill Ford, Executive Chairman of the Board for Ford Motor Company
5. Biz Stone, co-founder and creative director of Twitter
6. Joi Ito, venture captalist, CEO of Creative Commons, and General Partner of Neoteny Labs
7. John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market
8. Mort Zuckerman, real estate magnate
9. Mike Tyson, yes the Mike Tyson, who has traded ear-biting for pigeon tending in Arizona
10. Alec Baldwin, who plays a CEO in 30 Rock, but also keeps a public profile off-screen in animal rights activism
Now, being vegetarian or adopting plant-based diet is no longer consider a taboo, but it's very much the healthy and environmental-friendly trend now.
Everyone can start from a single step by taking a pledge to reduce meat intake, a meal per day or one day weekly! For the sake of this earth and your health too!
Cheers!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

BlackBerry narrowly beats iPhone?

Hi folks!

Before I start using iPhone(much thanks to DH who gave me an iPhone as my birthday present), I am not so much into smartphones, gadgets and apps. And, for all you know, I might not even change my Nokia 3210(also a gift from then boyfriend and now hubby) if not it starts malfunctioning then.

After using iPhone, I am marvelled at how user-friendly and the enormous applications that comes with it. And, it did not stopped me from checking out BlackBerry though, being curious I am over the nearest smart phone rival....

I got to know Blackberry is adopted mostly by business executives while iPhone is mostly to geeks. But if I(and my kids) were to make a choice between iPhone and Blackberry, it would be iPhone.

Now, coming to the news I read few days ago..."BlackBerry narrowly beats iPhone??!!"...of WOW!!! That must comes from the purchasing power of the Business people....and of course the fact that it is doubtless quite good for e-mailing....and chatting amongst BB user.

Now,Out of curiousity..hehe..if your phone starts malfunctioning now, which smartphone would you choose to buy? Will u pick iPhone or Blackberry?

Like to hear from you all! :)  

Cheers!


Saturday, December 18, 2010

A New The Star On The iPad

Hi folks!

Having tried out the iPad at Epic Centre, wow...the book-lover in me can't help ga-ga over such luxury book-reading gadget.

Thus far, I have been reading my ebook over my iPhone while in waiting mode; waiting for hubby to knock off, waiting at clinic, waiting waiting waiting...and I do my blog-hopping on it too.

Now, if I do those on iPad, it would certainly be such a breeze...bigger screen...and now even my daily news is on iPad!

The Star, the Malaysia's leading English language newspaper can now be viewed on the iPad!

Go here for more details.

Now those of you who own an iPad, you might like to check it out and pls. share with me how the new look feels..reading TheStar on iPad.

Cheers!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Ask What Can I Do?

Hi folks!

Am reflecting a lot today.... While waiting for my zzz mood to set in...doing my best to rest despite the piles of unfolded clothes, unwashed dishes, unmanned kids who aren't feeling drowsy way past bedtime, MIA DH who himself are ever tired fulfilling his own duty and mission in a tired body...

I am learning to ask myself What Can I Do? More than I ask and expressed If only who & who could do this and that....

This way I feel more in control, less resentful,
More independent, less whining,
More power, less weakening spirit....

How many times we are faced with repeated tasks that need to be completed no matter what condition we are in-
to quote a few- uninterested, bored, ill, rushed, stressed,etc...

There's no where/way to hide or avoid
We can only pull ourselves up & do the Best we can
And learn to be wiser & stronger along the way

Keeping our patience, love and sheer determination with us
Complete the task with nothing but sense of responsibility & faith
That we have ask What I Can do? And Done it to our Best!
There we shall have no regrets.... Even if the day ends right away.....end peacefully ....with dignity....

Feel better after writing these thoughts out....
As my zzzzz mood arrive, it's time to say goodnite!
To a better day tomorrow......Goodnite everyone...sleep tight!

Cheers!

Sent from my iPhone

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Heavily drugged

Hi folks!
I have been down with bad cough & flu with lotsa phlegm for a week now..... In my daze just now.. Took two flu medicine unknowingly.. Gosh...hopefully the zzz would cure the phlegm... Been really weak the immune from the lack of sleep, rest and exercise..

Be right back fit & healthy..


Have a great day folks!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Inject Excitement in Mundane Tasks

Hi folks!

 
Have we all experience a stage whereby we felt stagnant, bored, and listless or lack of enthusiasm on our day-to-day tasks?


When we are confined to doing day-to-day repeated tasks with no creativity, growth or new development, learning or adventures; we easily get bored and unhappy with the mundane task we are “forced” to perform daily.

Therefore it is so important to keep things FRESH!
This applies to stay at home moms or dads as well as working folks!


And how do we do that?

Here are some examples of injecting “freshness” in the ways we do our daily chores:

1. Pick up new languages and practice it daily with your child, colleagues, pen pals etc.

2. Learn and experiment with new recipes.

3. Pick another route and learn new routes.

4. Go to a different market to purchase your groceries. The unfamiliarity will inject some inconvenience for some, yet, it helps to keep your brain alert and away from auto-pilot mode; and most importantly start thinking and exploring again.
5. Try out different things or hobbies during a scheduled ME time. Try making your own mask, baking, cycling, soaking in bubble bath, write letters to friends or yourself, romp through your wardrobe and have a short mini fashion show session trying out all the clothes and matching attires like you never before!


Sounds fun? Do you feel the “excitement” now?


Injecting some excitement is like for any employees sending for training and refreshment courses. It will broaden up our perspective and allows some creativity and new learning mode to take place!

Are you gamed for some unconventional adventures?


What are the things you would do to inject back some excitement?


Shall we share the first 1-3 things that come to our mind?


Cheers!




This post is also published in Mombloggersplanet.com as part of my monthly contribution to their column :)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Goal Setting 2: Be Consistent

Hi folks!
The year 2010 is reaching the last month for the year. Time really flies...This is the time to reflect and springclean our goals , our house, our mind...etc.
And, as I was doing some springcleaning on my blog, I found this old entry which I wrote but forgot to publish. And fast forward, I have now managed to bring my two kids out not just to the playground but to do some shopping and marketing as well. I did just that during a brief one week+ off days I enjoyed tremendously with my kids while my babysitter is on leave(on her truly deserved vacation!)

So, here it is...a record of my checklist no. 2- Strike off! Yippee!!
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I have marked off the first checklist of my goal no.2 during CNY. I brought my kids to playground on own (yippee…finally!!). However, it does not ends very well as Kay Yee threw tantrum(refused to leave the playground) and asked to be carried…and my hands are full carrying Shone….luckily DH came to my rescue…..Phew…not easy…I simply have to choose the right time, place and approach. Keep it coming~
Now, after moving on with my goal 1 successfully (one task done at least), I like to move on to my next goal for year 2010- Be Consistent!
One of my closest friend and mentor once commented a stranger whom I befriended commented how she finds me at time mature, at time solemn, at time jovial and at time seems "lost" during one of the activity we did together in an event.
And when I reflected on it ..yes, I have been not very consistent in my emotions, effort, etc. Is this a trait for Gemini? :P haha…

But I sure hope to be:
  • Consistently Good
  • Consistently Jovial and Spirited
  • Consistently Respectful to People around me especially my family
  • Consistently Effective and Efficient at Work
  • Consistently Dependable and Trustworthy as a Person

Complicated huh?
Let's see how and what activities I can accomplish with this mindset…Be Consistent..
Seriously, I feel people can understand you better and able to trust you better when you are consistent. Imagine how hubby would feel when you are cold at one time and hot at another…or to friends when you are jovial at one time and moody and etc at another point of time…or to business clients, you can't promise one thing and then change your goods/service at a switch of thoughts/time…correct?

So yes! Be Consistent in every way I can be! When I said I want to do something…mean it and do it! Make my action consistent with what I pledge to do!
Cheers!


Monday, December 13, 2010

What do you do when your kids fight?

Hi folks!
For those who have more than one child or perhaps your kids mingle around a lot with other kids be it their cousins, playmates, classmates, etc; you will have experienced these "fighting" scenes.

So what do you normally do? Will you act as a peace-maker, judge, or police officer by dispersing and separating them?

Ever since my two kids are old enough to fight over things, I often had to be the peacemaker, judge and sometimes the police officer.

Let's see what difference these three different roles make:

Peacemaker
Peacemaker is one who gets the kids to make peace and be friends once more.
What I usually do is I will tell both of them that they are brother and sister; and in my case, since I only have two children; I said "You only had each other, so you must love one another." And told each of them how much the other party loves them or dotes on them (when they aren't fighting then; they really do love each other! It's really a Love-Hate relationship here :P)
It often ends with a hug, kisses and hand-shakes.





Judge
Judge is often one who is brought in to judge a fight; to say which is the right and wrong parties and then accord the rightful punishment to the "guilty" party.
This is the most difficult role to play as you do not want to act biased and most of the time you were not there to witness who is at wrong in the first place.
When I am "forced" to take up this role, most of the time I would sentence both party as "guilty". Yep, not exactly a good judge here but I want to let them know that when things happened both parties are at wrong and should not put the blame on the other party.




Police Officer
Police officer is the one who enforce the punishment. Most of the time, my hubby is the one who played this "Bad Guy" role.
He would confiscate the toys they are fighting over, enforce time outs, remove privileges such as movie watching, shopping or computer games.








So which role do you play when the kids fight? Do you have any best practices or tips to share?

Love to hear from all of you!

Cheers!






This post is also published in Mombloggersplanet.com as part of my monthly contribution to their column :)


 

Saturday, December 11, 2010

These are Our Kids

These are KY & SE's children. They feed, play and bring them out for a ride. Doting parents they are!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Get On Board, Raise Your Hands!*post updated*

Note: This post shall be up till the last day of this campaign, i.e. 10 Dec, 2010 as an act to spread the news and support the campaign! Please SCROLL DOWN to view TODAY's posting :) Thanks!

Hi folks!


UNICEF has started a nationwide movement called "Get on Board" to provide the public with the information, insight and resources to stop child abuse.




With this knowledge it hopes to empower everyone to protect the children in our families and communities.


The campaign will run for two months. It was launched on 6 October in Kuala Lumpur and will culminate on 10 December (in conjunction with Human Rights Day). Let us show our children that at least a 100,000 of us care.


Go to this site: http://uniteagainstabuse.my/ to find out more on what you can do to support this campaign!



The more people who raise their hand to be counted, the stronger the campaign becomes to deter an abuser from hurting a child.



You can become a Campaigner for Children by hopping on our bus, and rallying others to join us on our journey to end child abuse in Malaysia by registering here  http://www.uniteagainstabuse.my/act/register.


I have raised my hand here: http://uniteagainstabuse.my/molly-lim, how about you?




Get On Board campaign: http://uniteagainstabuse.my/molly-lim

Jom, let's play our part and unit against child abuse!


Cheers!

Advance Springcleaning Time

What you do when cleaning is required yet active kids ar craving for ur attention? Answer: Rope them in ;)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

DIY Dough Playtime

Another Fun & Economical activity that lasted few hours ;)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Wedding Vege Dishes@ One Bangsar

Two more wedding banquet to attend this month, blissful month indeed!