Friday, December 31, 2010

Good bye 2010

Q: What is your greatest achievement in 2010?
To have my daughter.

Q: What life lesson did you learnt this year?
You can't turn back time. Appreciate what you have and go with the flow.

Q: What is the toughest thing being a mother?
To change my bad habits and all the negative things about me so that my daughter doesn't mirror all that in future.

Q: Are you still a trypanophobic now (even after you went through cesarean)?
Yes, I still am. However, the fear is not as great as before.

Q: What is the one thing you regret most?
I wish I'd spent more time with Brownie.

Q: What is the one thing that you miss most?
Personal time. You don't get that a lot once you've a baby.

Q: What is the one thing that you want to see change moving forward?
My foul temper. Counting backwards doesn't work for me.

Q: What do you wish for in 2011?
More family time and vacations without second thoughts.

Q: What is your New Year's resolution?
To be a better daughter, sister, wife and mother. And no more Dunhill Menthol Lights?

Q: Your husband wants you to join Christianity. Are you one now?
My religion is simple. It's called kindness.

Q: Are you planning for a second child? And when?
Yes and soon.

Q: Are you planning to work?
Yes, after my child(ren) reaches age 3 or 4.

Q: What is your wish for your daughter?
Grow up well, my lil' precious one. We love you!

Q: Do you have anything to say to your husband?
Let's grow old together. Let's grow old gracefully (and stop living in denial about your age... lol!)

Have a Happy New Year, everyone!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Happy 6th month, my baby girl!

If a child lives with criticism,
He learns to condemn.
If a child lives with hostility,
He learns to fight.
If a child lives with ridicule,
He learns to be shy.
If a child lives with shame,
He learns to feel guilty.
If a child lives with tolerance,
He learns to be patient.
If a child lives with encouragement,
He learns confidence.
If a child lives with praise,
He learns to appreciate.
If a child lives with fairness,
He learns justice.
If a child lives with security,
He learns to have faith.
If a child lives with approval,
He learns to like himself.
If a child lives with acceptance and friendship,
He learns to find love in the world.

~ Author Unknown


Grow up well, my lil' baby girl.

With lots of love,

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

7 days of Bali

Somewhere this time of the month last year, Dear Hubby and I was in Padang Bai and Kuta. He attended a palm oil conference and me, tagged along to enjoy the all paid for hotel by the company. I still remembered that I was vomiting away in the chartered van that took us from Padang Bai to Kuta town in Bali. Well, the whole vacation turned out alright although I was experiencing severe morning sickness at that time.

Yesterday, we flew in from Jakarta, this time along with baby. And since there's a public holiday that falls on the 7th, we will be extending our stay till 7th for his dive trips. He need to get in touch with the nemos at least once a year.

Did I hear a yay? No, I'm not excited. A 7 days of stay does need some serious packing when I have a baby with me. To begin with, I do not even like Bali. I prefer Phuket. What's the difference, you asked? Perhaps it's the people, or maybe I simply just don't like Bali. I don't know. But one thing for sure, Dear Hubby is working hard to change that perception of mine. Anyway, he'll be speaking at the conference, attending endless cocktail parties and dinners. I will be roaming the island with baby strapped on to my front like a lil' baby kangaroo and be seen with my new postpartum body clad in a bikini, holding an overly excited screaming baby in the pool. Still a yay?