Sunday, November 30, 2008

5 dwn to 2 only ..Thks God!

All my kids are quite OK now..except Dennis the 2nd twin (Praise God) who is still having high fever. Started him on antibiotics. Also boiled some "Ling yong Sai kok" something I enquired frm the Chinese Medicated shop which I had to boil with slow fire to get 1 cup of water for him to drink. Like Daniel, he too complained of sorethroat & his lips are really red. The "chinese" drink supposed to be very cooling to bring dwn the temperature. Unfortunately, I need to force him to drink coz they taste is rather blunt.

As for dad, Dr. needs to rule out the cause of his anaemia(lack of blood) coz he looks very pale although no physical signs of bleeding (gastric or constipation or haemorrhoids). He had 3 pcks blood transfusion already since his admission on saturday evening. Just waiting to see the blood test result again to decide further. He will be undergoing a scope to see any internal bleeding in the stomache. If nothing significant, his bone marrow will be investigated.

As for his heart condition, Dr. said he has signs of Heart Failure..his heart is enlarged, there was fluid in his lungs which caused his breathlessness and the good valve also showin signs of leakage (which He said can be managed with medication without operation). Dad has to reduce his water intake. Jasmine missed her Ah Kong and called him to ask about his condition last night. She apologised to Ah kong for not able to visit him during dinner coz Dennis kor kor not feeling well and mommy has to cook dinner for all. Ah Kong told her he is feeling much better now.

This is what mommy cook for dinner:

Stir fried Garlic with Green Spinach

Old cucumber Soup with Red Dates & Black Chicken

Black Chicken & Potato in Oyster Sauce

Dennis just had bread with the old cucumber soup for dinner.

Dessert- Black seedless grapes.

Just got news that a good friend's mom just had a stroke and admitted to the same hospital as my dad. Pray and wish her well soon.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

What a sicko Saturday & Sunday!!!!

Lately I've been hearing many people not feeling well but it also happen to my own family.

My 4 kids taking turn to get sick. First my 4 yr old Juliana started having cough and fever. She is OK now.
Then my 3 yr old Jasmine who had a relapse of fever despite completing her antibiotics. Then Daniel who complained of sorethroat also dwn with fever over the past few days. The antibiotics didnt seem to wrk..most likely it's viral attack. Then last night Dennis complained of headache & the temperature went up till this morning. Still nursing 3 out of 4 kids who are still having fever like yoyo.

Worse is when my beloved dad also complained that he was feeling breathless & thought his time is up. Darn!
My dad is a heart patient who had his mitral valve(heart valve)repaired more than 10 years ago. Echogram showed his good valve now also showing some signs of leakage despite the repaired one being OK. Dr. said his pulse rate is contantly low and may need a pacemaker to regulate his heartbeat in future . He looked very pale & doctor confirmed he is low with potasium in his blood and lack of blood and may need a blood transfusion. Currently he is admitted in Pantai Putri Medical Centre. He still gets breathless whenevr he exerts. Took all my kids to vist their Ah Kong. My little Jasmine even offered to stay overnight to be with his Ah Kong to look after him. They all said "Ah Kong take care & rest....get well soon!". Will buy you your favourite Canning Grdn chee cheong fun for breakfast tomorrow (Sunday) before we left last night after ak kong took his dinner.

I pray and hope all these sicko spell will go away real soon. Wishing my beloved dad & my kids a fast recovery coz my youngest sister's wedding is coming soon on my wedding anniversary on 21 Dec 2008.

Hope all of you have a great weekend. Take care of your love ones and enjoy every moment with them coz they are precious!

For those who are recuperating & get well soon!

Gotto go and buy chee cheong fun for dad & take mom to hospital now. Might not have time to blog.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Shopping Sunday

Sunday 23Nov 2008

Morning Breakfast

Daniel & Dennis went for Taekwando after breakfast with mommy , daddy & sisters.
We all had a variety of food at a local coffeeshop. Mommy had Prawn Wan Ton Kwan Low Mee, Daddy & Dennis had nasi lemak while the girls, Daniel & 8 yr old cousin Yi Wern (the motivator for my kids to do housechores)had roti canai.

The Indian lady (or ex man) sells very good crispy VADEI, too besides delicious yummy nasi lemak & roti canai at the Ipoh Grden corner coffee shop next to the Shell petrol station.She used to be a HE but after a minor opt He became a she.

While the boys were at Taekwando, neighbour Auntie I offered to babysit the girls & showed them her newborn puppies(5 of them).

So mommy took the opportunity to do gardening, tidy up the lawn & the fish pond while daddy iron the clothes.

Afternoon lunch

We had lunch at one of the cofeeshop under a tree..the shop is named YUM YUM tree Coffee Shop at PasirPinji. The food was great. This was the same place we had lunch yesterday when the boys were at tuition. This time we noticed a Sago Ice stall outside the shop just below the tree. No idea why so many customers queing to but mommy also joined the crowd to order 1 bowl jst to try out.

Emmm looks tempting but mommy didnt find the taste any special..just basically starch in syrup!!

After lunch we proceed to TESCO to buy groceries & dinner stuff for mom to cook.

Here's what we have for dinner:

1) Baked beans with fried egg & cheese,

2)) Nescafe Chicken

3) Vegetarian drumstick

4) Tomato, Potato & Anchovies Soup

Saturday, November 22, 2008


Saturday 22 Nov 2008

The kids had mom's American Breakfast for breakfast (coctail sausages, wedges, fried egg & bread).

Then they went to change clothes. Guess what? I was surprised that they all came out with their own fashion idea of "all wearing blue Stripes today. For the fun of it mommy joined them but daddy didnt coz he didnt have a blue stripe shirt. He instead commented "U all look like prisoners in jail" So bad hoh?

The kids even made diffrent expressions for mommy's camera:

Happy & laughing mood




"Children, you all can really cheer mommy up when all of u are in good mood ..not on the days when u all take turn throwing tantrums & driving me up the dinding(wall)!"

The boys were at tuition, so mommy 'Ta Pau' (take away) their favourite Chicken Rice and added some green vege for them. Daddy had Mee Jawa, mommy had "kai si Hor Fun (Chicken Kueh tiaw)while the girls had chee cheong fun.

Mommy & daddy dropped the kids at God Granny's house while they two "pak toh" (dating). We had a good time playing with computer games.

They went to Ipoh Parade where there is currently a Thai Fair till end of December 08.
First they went for a 1.5 hour Thai massage side by side in a room (so that mommy can monitor daddy (Ha Ha!). The massage centre in at Ipoh Parade Parkson Grand building.
The massage session started with a feet soaking in salt like this:

Then the massage........ photos pf course..private mah!

After massage, mommy & daddy went to eat the Thai "lemak Laksa" & the mango Pulut(glutinous rice). (Sorry no close up photo so that your saliva wont drool)

Then they did a bit of Thai shopping.

Mommy bought a handmade necklace (RM15 after bargain) from this Thai uncle who handmade all his accessories sold in his stall here:

Pretty arent they?

Then they went to Sushi King to have their 2nd round of dinner. Since it was Salmon Fair..they also tried the Garlic Salmon Fried Rice. Mom thinks it was very plain & tasteless until she added wasabi & the sweet soy sauce.

After dinner & the good time both of them have , they picked us up and we went home for "Family Time". We had the Thai snacks that mommy & daddy bought from the Thai Fair & we watched NARNIA..Prince Caspian.

What a wonderful Saturday we all had.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

contest winnings

1) Collected my 2 tickets from the High 5 Bread agent in Ipoh. They are 2 complimentary tickets worth RM 10 for a package which includes:
*High5 BreadTown Entrance Ticket
*Admission to all attractions (14 themes)
Free 1 special goodie bag with 2 items each
*Free in-house tour guide.

As per my ambitious plan in my previous post, 4 other couples will be joining me to this Breadtown. Really looking forward to it.

2) Took my 4 kids for the High School Musical -Senior Year movie at TGV cinema last Sunday.

I won 4 complimentary tickets from the Vitagen Muscial Holiday contest 2008. The show was good. I enjoyed just as much as my kids did. Very inspiring, romantic & entertaining. If u havent seen the show in movie theatre or intend to get the CD, here's the preview:

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

My 2 days ago - Sunday 16 Nov 2008

Went to Kpg Simee market to buy the chee cheong fun that i like: lots of dark mushroom gravy instead of the Canning garden one.RM1.50 for small. RM2.00 for big.

The beancurd skin crunchy (chau liew) to go with it.

They also have the "stuffed chee cheong fun" with turnip inside.I dont fancy that.

The famous Egg Tart Stall.

See the almost empty tray? selling like hot cakes.
I was lucky to grab the last 4 egg tarts . The rest were reserved. Cost : RM1.10 each. They also have Char siew tart (BBQ pork tarts), BBQ Chicken tarts, coconut tarts, etc.

Other scenes near the market.

Indon selling big crabs RM15 per KG

famous siew yook (roasted pig)

Afternoon- Birthday lunch at cousin Yi Wern's party

Dinner: Mommy's cooking- Tomato sauce Pork chop, French Beans with fried egg, Canned Pickled Vege Soup.

Saman Saturday -15 Nov 2008

darn Darn Darn!!! I kena saman(fine) not because I didnt put parking ticket but scratching the wrong dates.

It was indeed my unlucky day. Since it was a Saturday, the MBI(Majis Bandaraya Ipoh) was not open or else I only ned to pay RM10 if I pay on the day i was fined.

So waited til MOnday to settles the fine. Went to the Law officers' room to get my fine waived. It was waived to RM15 instead of RM30.

What a day!! Too many things on my mind, I guess!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Last Sunday 9 Nov 08- Gotong Royong

Tree planting

My kids participated in a Gotong Royong organised by a local Municiplity Counsellor in the neighbourhood & other housing areas. They did their part clearing up the rubbish along the roadside & near the drains.

As a reward...nasilemak & Spritzer water for breakfast.