Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Gong Xi, Gong Hei & Khiong Hee

Sweet and savory Yee Sang

The world's climate is changing. It was pouring cats and dogs on the first day of chinese new year. I remember the weather used to be super hot during cny when I was young. Perhaps it's the year of Water Dragon?

Life was much simpler then and cny was much livelier with grandparents and their traditions around. I remember on the 6th day of cny, my mom would buy various types of fruits as offerings for the prayer that was going to take place at the stroke of midnight on the 8th day of cny. The best part was I'm always in charge of sticking red stickers with gold trimmings on the fruits as decorations. Now that we don't live with grandparents anymore, I missed doing all that!

As for this year, reunion dinner on the eve with in-laws and reunion dinner on the first night with my own family. Dear Hubby is working on cny (you poor baby... no gambling & icy cold beer for you. lol!) but I have my two kids as compensation. A quiet first day of the Water Dragon year but it was not bad at all.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

What's going on in my life?

There's only one word, BABY.

Babies are only cute when they are not yours. When they're all grown up, I'm going to take a long (and I really mean looooooooong break) from my kids. Not that I don't love them, but I just need a break from babies. Two consecutive years of cranky babies (and that's not the end yet), I'm very much mentally exhausted. Apart from looking like si lai in my pyjamas the whole day, I don't even have time to go online. That explains why I haven't been blogging for some time.

I've just hired a Filipino maid. Her salary is enough to hire a fresh grad in accounting but thank God she's good with my baby. At least I'm having a short time off here and there when she's playing and talking in Tagalog with my son. Phew.

And not forgetting ..... Happy Chinese New Year to all of you out there! Gong Hei Fatt Choy!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Maxis Broadband

It's still not too late to say...

Happy New Year, people!

No new year resolution for me this year. For the past 5 years, it has always been no more menthol lights as my first resolution but it's harder to do than say. Very depressing.

But I did something fruitful yesterday. You see, I'm a loyal Maxis customer who has been using their services since 1997 (in fact, my whole family is using Maxis) but yesterday I've signed up with other broadband provider for the first time after having to put up with Maxis lousy network for the past 1 month! Maxis should know that loyal customer doesn't mean stupid customer.