Thursday, December 29, 2011

Finally P&O is out.

After our first visit to the dentist, both my SIL smsed me the contact for child friendly dentist. So since one of the is just opposite our Dr's clinic, I said " hey why not just bring and see what she says". So off we went to Smile Dental.

The kids were greeted with Nickelodeon's cartoons and also a play area. When she called Jayden into the room, she told him that the chair was a spaceship and he can control it if he press a few buttons. He got too excited when she allowed him to press some buttons to see the chairs going up and down.  Then got him up to the chair and began to inspect his teeth.

He kept asking her:
can you change the channel?
can you increase the volume?
yes the kid can watch tele while the dentist check on them.
And then he asked the weirdest question
Can you remove your white gloves? I don't like it O.o

So the dentist checked and said that we can remove the teeth today but with a jab, but looks like JD is not going to cooperate while she jab his gums. So best is to go home and shake the teeth and hopefully one week later it will be better and she can remove it using the numbing gel.

Just to introduce him to dentistry, she said maybe she can polish his teeth and let him feel how is it like to visit the dentist. So she polished his teeth, he giggled and said it's ticklish. He saw the paste she used and asked her "is that strawberry toothpaste?" She said "no. Its bubble gum flavour". "Can you give me strawberry flavour toothpaste?". She said "okay. this is strawberry bubblegum flavour toothpaste". Voila. he sat quitely and she polished his teeth without any fuss.

So its been a week since the last visit and today was the day to remove his so called crocodile teeth.
Can u see the extra teeth sprouting behind? That's the new teeth. The dentist said it's quite shaky but not that shaky. So we need to apply some gel and quickly remove both the teeth, F-A-S-T. She told me "mummy, please harden yr heart". I said "naah... no problem". And she started. 

(do not watch with yr kids. Otherwise you will freak them out!)

1,2,3........10. And he cried so loud and began to tear. It's been so long since I am helpless when any of my babies cried in pain (cos i usually laugh at them and say "i told you!")  But I manage to held back and told him something lah. I forgot what i said edi. You can hear it in the video. hahah

Anyway, the process was fast. And while he was crying I gave him a new train. And quickly he went off to open and play with it. But scream once in a while, while waiting for me to do my filling.

So I took the teeth back and washed it really nice and dried it up. 
And put it into the Baby Tooth I won from Fab Moms & Tots long time ago.

place them exactly to the tooth placement in the mouth 

the album with the plastic container.

His name written on the album

The date that it came off.
Now do you know why the blog post is called P&O??
cos the placement of the teeth was labelled as P & O in this chart.

I'm so proud of him. Spoke to him after we got back from the dentist and he told me it's not painful anymore. But he is scared to eat cos he said "later the food go into the hole how??" So I guess it's gonna take him a few more days before he can settle down.

If you would like to bring your kids to a children friendly dentist, I'd recommend you Smile Dental located at :
14-A (First Floor)
Jalan 21/12, SEA Park,
46300 Petaling Jaya
Selangor, Malaysia
Telephone: +603-7875-0727

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Taiping Equine Park

We're in Taiping during Christmas for a road trip Ipoh-Taiping holiday with my in law's family. One of the activity we did was to visit Taiping Equine Park so that the kids can ride on the horses. If you are wondering where is Equine Park, its around the Taiping Lake Garden, on the left before the Zoo/Night Safari. (it's a one way street around Taiping Lake Garden so everyone goes round and round like merry go round). 

This is the price list for the different rides.

Jayden got very excited and surprisingly he asked to go on a ride , by HIMSELF.  I though okay fine.. maybe he'll chicken out at the last minute. But  I was so wrong.

Happily wore the helmet and hopped on THAT particular horse that he like.

I am so proud of him. No sign of fear at all. No wonder they use horses for therapies with kids.

He kept patting and "sayang"ing the horse for that 2 rounds. Can see that he loves the horse ^_^

What a pose right??? *LOL* actually I think he was scratching his head or adjusting his helmet.
Guess who also wanted to ride after he saw his kor kor riding on a horse?

The lil guy wanted to ride but with one condition - IF mami goes along. What to do ? Go lah! He was pretty excited when he got on the horse. But as soon as the horse started to walk, there were TOTAL SILENCE. For the first time, my son is speechless. Ha! Even I am abit afraid cos the horse is the biggest one so we're quite high from the ground.

He told me "Mami, I am scared". There's still one more round to go so I told him "No need to be scared. Prince (the horse's name) is the best horse here. He is the ONLY white horse here. A special one. And he is handsome , just like you!". Syiok lah after that. And we survived 2 rounds of riding on a horse without him asking to go down halfway. Phew!

I can say I'm pretty happy that we brought them here. I discovered that Jayden is fearless and is very adventurous compared to the brother. And both of them enjoyed the ride. So did I. :D

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Nancy Chong's All Time Favourite Butter Cake

I've heard and seen alot of reviews about her cake and I've been waiting for someone to bring it for me all the way from Ipoh but I'm always not in good luck. I was there yesterday in Ipoh and I told my husband, "let's call her up and see if she has extra or not". Unsure about whether she is opened during a public holiday, I tried my luck and called her. Voila! I got the last one!

Her house is just behind the Ipoh Specialist Hospital and when I got into her house, her entire house smells like butter. And her kitchen was a serious cake production site. No Joke. Cupcakes, huge butter cakes, icings were in the table. Didn't snap pic tho :D

Like many said, "It's old fashion but it taste heavenly". When I took my first bite, I was like OMG! its is really fluffy and nice. And the icing is super sweet but if you eat together with the cake , it is just perfect.

Finally, I know how Nancy Chong's butter cake taste like. And I achieved another target for this year - taste Nancy Chong Butter Cake. I have yet to achieve another target of mine which is - Bake a Cake that is edible and presentable as Bday Cake. Oh well... always can bring forward to another year since I am my own boss :P

 1kg Butter Cake is Rm42 and if you would like to order from her, her addy is as per the pic above ;)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

What to tell the credit card man

Okay, so I used to get approached (by the credit card man/woman) alot but now, less. (hehe probably I don't have the OfficeLook anymore eh?) So, I have tried a few excuses to give to them so that they will stop bugging approaching me. But this was the latest story...

Credit Card Man(CCM): Maam, credit card for you!

Me: *smile* I am not qualified.

CCM: Sure qualified wan! You have credit card?

Me: Yeap. But I am not working. And its a supp card.

CCM: Oh.. Like that ah. But why not you try and sign up and see?

Me: *big smile* look, I am a housewife.

CMM: OOhhhh.... thank you ah....*bounce off*

See? Not qualified, also still approachable.

Not working also still approachable.

But when you mention the H word, I mean Housewife word they will eventually bounce off.


I just love to see their facial expression when I mention it. It's as though they have met with a ghost and they will quickly walk away and find new prospects.

I used to think that its like an insult to housewives that even credit card man also think that we're penniless. But in this case, NEVERMIND lah..... less ppl bugging me, kan?

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Sewing Monster Is Back?

Well... kinda.

I won't be sewing for sale. BUT, I will be sewing for fun this time.

No deadlines, no commitments, no headache with requests and best of all, no stress.

So here's my first sewing project after a long hiatus.

Do you know what is it?

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Oven Cleaner From BYOB

When my maid was around, I don't know why my stove is usually black. I asked her to clean and she said "cannot". So when she left and I took over the house chores, I started to hunt for gadgets to make cleaning easier and faster. And at last, I managed to turn my stove from black into silver but still it'll never be perfect silver.

So then on, I am quite anal about my kitchen stove being dirty. I will not stop scrubbing or trying different products until its clean. So that day, I accidentally left my fire too big, soup spilled over and it got burnt on my stove and became black. And someone else burnt the other stove with maggie mee or something and it became equally black too. I usually use Mr Muscle's Foam degreaser and this costs about Rm25 for a bottle, which I think I used like 5 times? I managed to spray onto the right stove and didn't have enough for my left stove. My right stove was pretty clean but my left stove was, horrendous.

I tried with BYOB's kitchen degreaser, but only a lil came off.( But the kitchen degreaser works great on the other part of the stove and also the wall. Grease came off with just one wipe.) But this burnt mark is really hard to remove. So I asked BYOB's boss whether there is any product that can remove the burnt stain and he said "GOT!!". So I went to his shop and bought laundry detergent, dettol gel (i use alot of this to wash my porch cos my dog is there, pee, poo, eat - sigh), kitchen degreaser, body shampoo, dishwashing liquid, hand gel for my dad's workshop, kitchen scouring cream and what else ah? I forgot, too many things! and the bill came up to Rm50 ++ for so many things.

Anyway back to the stove story. As soon as I got home from BYOB I quickly tried the oven cleaner. Spray it all over and left it sit in for a while. This is my stove before using BYOB's oven cleaner.
Faster say EEEEEeeeeeeee!!!!

Sprayed some oven cleaner and went up to bath. Came down 15 mins later and gave it a good scrub.
I wasn't happy with the outcome and I smsed BYOB's boss (kesian, so late also still gotto layan me :P) and he told me to try it after I cooked something, when the oven is hot.
So I did it this morning.

Before and After.
It's not 100% clean but hey, it's much better than when my maid was around so I'm pretty proud of myself edi.
How much did I spend?
Rm5 for one litre.

Before I was using Mr Muscle's Foam Degreaser and I spent Rm25 for the bottle that can be used for 5 times only and now I am spending Rm5 for 1 litre of oven cleaner from BYOB and there's alot left over. Guess this will last me for a year :P

Friday, November 25, 2011

Sasha Cook: Braised Ginger Spare Ribs with 5 ingredients only)

I suck at cooking and will always be cos I am so lazy to go and find the different ingredients (esp looonnng list) just to make one dish. So that day I found some spare ribs in my fridge. I thought hokay... let's check the recipe book and see what I can make. Wah! Wah! so many ingredients! Nevermind! Check google. wah! wah! the kwai lowe ones are even more ingredients. Okay Give up! So I went to check my fridge instead and found ginger & hoisin sauce. Don't know what is the end result will be like but what the heck? That's the only thing I have :P But I am happy to say I am quite happy with the end result.

So this is what I did:
1. Marinated the spare ribs with finely julienne ginger, ground black pepper, soya sauce and hoisin sauce. Notice that I do not have specific amount for each ingredients? well, that's me. Use your heart to cook! (I dumped everything into a tupperware and shake the fella up and yank it into the fridge for few hours. )
2. Took it out 1 hour before I cook in order for the meat to be room temp.
3. Pan fry the spare ribs first and once its slightly browned...
4. mix some water into the tupperware (with the extra marinate) and pour into the spare ribs. Make sure the water level is enough to cover the spare ribs.

5. Turn the fire to low setting and let it simmer and slowly till the sauce is thicken and the spare ribs are soft enough. If you want thicker sauce, you can thicken the sauce with some corn starch powder mixed with some water.
6. Serve with rice or you can even cook it with Yee Mee (add in at step 4)
Tadaa! My braised ginger spare ribs with hoisin sauce.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

DIY: Personalised Birthday Gift - Scrabble Tile Names

November is always the month that I look forward too cos its my birthday month and also my bestie's. Her bday is only 9 days after mine. Since this year she has a new baby and a new house, I thought why not make something for her and her hub too since his birthday is only 4 days away from hers and include her baby into the picture too? So I decided to make a frame with scrabble tiled names of the family, also adapted the idea from pinterest =) What is the point of pinning and never do them right?

I like the scrabble best cos I managed to put their daughter's name in the middle and connect both of their  names together :)

I went shopping for the items that was needed together when I did this gift for JD teacher's gift. I found the frame from ikea and some "light" wood from Daiso. So when I got home, I quickly started to saw the wood into cubes. 3 cm x 3 cm.
After sawing the wood into cubes, I sandpaper them and made the wood cube smooth in order for me to paint the letter and numbers on. Then.... i didn't take the picture of the next step cos....
1. initially I wanted to carve the letters on. But then my tool is not suitable. Failed!
2. I wanted to paint the letters on the cube but my brush is not fine enough. Failed!
3. painted the letters using pencil tip as brush. Failed!
4. Wanted to write the letters using pen but the ink smeared. Failed!

So lastly, I decided to put a layer of celotape on the cube and cut the letters out. Peel the letters out and then brush a layer of paint on it. Voila! As for the numbers, impposible for me to cut the celotape or brush them on. So what to do? Write the number on with ballpoint pen. :) (why never write the letter with the ballpoint pen? cannot... cos it will make the surface jaggered and not smooth. You can only use ballpoint pen for a single stroke letter on wood. er... you know what I mean ah?)

aisay.... didn't take a close shot of the scrabble tiles. This is the closest I took. I have another one but it was blur.

I didn't manage to give it to her before her birthday cos we're all busy with wedding dinners and all. So I gave it to her as her belated birthday gift and also early birthday gift for her husband. They looked happy and pleased (I hope!) and her hub even asked me to sign on it. hahaha oh well.. will be dropping by later at their house to officiate the "art" later. ;)

(UPDATE: lately I have received many comments on this and many also told that I can buy the tiles from some shops and also Thanks! but then I stay in Malaysia and there's hardly any stores here that sells loose tiles like this here and If i were to buy it from amazon, it will take at least 2 weeks for delivery and the charges will cost a bomb (Note 1USD = Rm3.80) But anyway I thank you all for your kind comments and your visit here :) )

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Biting my own tongue

Justin has got this "thing" about me telling him that everything that I cannot buy for him is EXPENSIVE.

When he was 2 and just started to talk in sentence..
Me: Justin, can you please pass mami that (i forgot what is that thing)
JT: okay. But wait...*tap tap finger on table*
Me: wait what?
JT: wait for a while. *tap tao finger on table*
JT: okay. now you can have it. Its EXPENSIVE already.
Me: :S

So that was when he was 2yrs old. And now that he is 3 years and 2 months old...

SCENE 1: at the bookstore and he picked up a pack of stationaries..

JT: Mami, how much is this?
Me: it's 6.90
JT: *look sad* means expensive. Put it back.
Me: *laugh in my heart* good boy....

SCENE 2:  buying Lightning Mcqueen toy
JT: mami, the lightning mcqueen toy you buy for Jeremy... is it expensive?
Me: yeah. Why?
JT: but why you buy expensive toy for Jeremy wan?
Me: cos Jeremy gotto stay in the hospital that day ma. So buy for him and make him happy la..
JT: er... can you buy for me the lightning mcqueen , not so expensive one?
Me: haha Nope. Cos all also so expensive wan.
JT: can you go find the cheap lightning mcqueen toy?
Me: aiyayaya....

SCENE 3: at shoe store in Midvalley last Sunday
Me: wait wait a min. I need to go and get a new pair of shoes.
JT: but why?
Me: cos all my shoes broken edi. I need to get a pair of shoes.
JT: But! all the shoes here are EXPENSIVE!
Me: Aiyah.. on sale now lah. So not so expensive okay? *try shoes*.. so tell me. what do you think about this shoe? 
JT: Hmmm... it's nice. BUT let me check how much it is first *get down and remove shoes from my leg and looked at the price tag* Read for me. How much is it?
Me: 30 dollar after sale
JT: Means.. it's expensive. Put it back.
Me: -.-''

Ai.....i don't know wanna laugh or cry first cos I felt like I just bit my own tongue.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

A Lil' Gift For His Teacher

It's Party Day in his school today and its also the "unofficial last day" to attend school today. So everyone was supposed to bring some food, dress in whatever outfit you want to, go to school without bag and just go crazy today.

His teacher, Teacher C has been teaching him for the past 2 years and Jayden adores her. She won't be teaching him next year so I thought that we should give her something just to say thanks for her patience and guidance for these 2 years.

After viewing pinterest and also Mott's, I decided that maybe this is the right gift for the teacher. So off to Ikea to hunt for the frame and also some crayons and this is the final outcome.
How to do it: Print out the alphabet, arrange the crayons on the alphabet and cut off according to the shapes. I used hot gun glue to attach the crayons on it.

I did the crayons and he did the writing.

He gave this to Teacher C this morning and she was very surprised. She hugged and gave him a kiss and I can see that she was in tears. But my boy was too shy to react, he just stood there like a log. haha

Well, time flies. Next year he'll be in his final year in kindy (finally! after so many years in this kindy since 2 yrs old). Just praying and hoping that his teacher will be as good as Teacher C.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

First Visit To The Dentist

Brought kid No.1 to the dentist cos' 2 of his teeth started to grow inward even before the old one went off. Worried that the new teeth will grow very ugly, I brought him to the dentist to ask for opinion. So as soon as we got to the dentist, JD started to nag and scold me saying that he won't let the dentist touch him or let him remove his teeth. Since we went around 3.30pm, we're the only customer at that time and in no time we're in the dentist's treatment room. He refused to go in, made a whole lot of noise and finally I managed to get him into the room but still, he refused to sit down.

Dentist: Come, JD. Come and sit down. Let Dr see what's wrong with your teeth.
JD: Nothing WRONG LAH! Nothing! No need to SEE!
Me: Aiyoh.. JD please lah. Sit down. Just sit down okay?

and he went to sit down and both dentist and myself wanna faint. Why?

He sat like this

With his legs up at the head-rest! He did it cos he was angry and scared at the dentist not because he doesn't know how to sit at the chair. Speaking about being defiant!

The dentist eyes went big and he got a shocked. I think this was his first time seeing someone doing this. he went speechless!

And for me, aiyoyoyoyoyoyo I know that he likes to do this at home and once in post office (and his leg actually accidently hit someone's body and got that person pissed like hell) but I have never expected him to do this at the dentist. MY GOD! Paiseh-ness! I don't know wanna laugh first or to cry first seriously! haha

Immediately I asked him to turn around and sit properly. Reluctantly, he sat and then more headache. Dr asked him to open his mouth, he opened it realllly small. Then he said "bigger please" and he add in probably like few mms. "bigger please..." he opened another few mms. "OPEN YOUR MOUTH REALLY BIG JAYDEN!" that's the "call" to indicate 'you better not play a fool anymore or else mami's gona turn into a monster soon!'. So Dr checked and said yeap, the new teeth is coming out but the old one is still very firm and if we were to remove the old one now, he might be in more pain. So we need to wait for a month of observation, hopefully the teeth will fall off by themselves (and can save money, he!he!) and plus Dr said "Cooperation is very important! but looking at your son's condition, I don't think I can do it. If he is not ready and if we were to continue with this, this will traumatize him and make him scared of dentist".

So then dentist checked on my wisdow tooth and told me that it's better for me to go for the operation and remove it before it do more harm to me. But he kept emphasizing to me that I should not bring my kids with on the day of the surgery. And before leaving his wife/nurse said to me "haha your kids very active. I can imagine how tired you are" and the dentist added "Your kids ..are not only active, they are HYPERACTIVE!".

Well, I get that all the time. ;)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Au Huit (vomit blood) *oek*

So, he said he wanna improve and practice ma. So fine la. I have him some worksheet.

The first day he saw the worksheet and began to whine and said "I don't like this.... Can I not do this? yada yada yada yada yada yada yadaaaaaaa and yadaaaaaaaaa"

I said "fine!" I tore the paper and throw into the rubbish bin.

I said "Now you don't need to do it, ever!" I packed his school bag and his pencil case and put it in a big plastic bag and out it outside my main door. "Now, you don't have to go school at all too".

He cried cried cried and then went upstairs and played ipad. Yipeeee HAPPIIIEEE only!

Mother angry? Sad? What is that? Ipad! HAPPPIEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!

Then I said "get into the car!" And sent him for tuition.  No one said a word. Justin said to me after Jayden went down "mami.. is it because he din't do his homework, you send him to another aunty house?"I just kept quiet.

Then he came back and he played ipad the whole day, I was pissed. I smacked him, and he did some writing. One stroke.. look left. Another stroke , look right. like it took forever for him to write ONE word.

When his dad came back, I went up to bath. I asked him to feed the kids. By then, he finished and asked me to see. But I was just too frustrated with his attitude. He said sorry and said that he will do homework when I ask him to do. But I Just ignored him. After that, I got dressed and took titi along with me and drove off. Justin asked again "So :) where are we going? Tropicana? Giant (Jaya) Grocer?" I said "I don't know. I am very sad. I just need to drive somewhere (and find food for dinner). So I went to my parents and bought Mcd for dinner. By the time I got home, he was happily playing ipad , looked at me and gave me the look "oh, great. you're still around. Oh well... continue to play ipad".

Who says SAHMS got no pressure? No Deadline? I felt like as if my DEADLINE is so damn near. I went to bed with a sleeping pill and woke up middle of the night. Every night also the same case. I just cannot sleep thinking about how rebellious this dude has become. I admit, that I am extremely strict with him because Justin really look upon him as his IDOL *with stars and glitter on the head*. And whatever kor kor say, it's true and right. And since he has set his standard so high, if he misbehave a bit I will tend to get very upset. So for him to act so rebelliously last night is really a killer for me. Imagine if you were to offer him an ice cream, he'd turn to me and ask me first "can I eat ice cream?" If I were to say NO, he wouldn't even touch the ice cream. He is THAT good. So sigh... My heart is broken. I am so lost.

So morning came, i woke him up and got down to prepare his lunch box. He said sorry to me in the morning but I just don't feel like talking to him. Sent him to school without a word. He tried to hold my hand in school but I brushed him off. I am THAT disappointed with him.

Then I went to pick him up and he ran out from the house and wanted to hug me. But I stopped him. And he held back. Evil? I can be when I am too angry. Came back and what else? Ipad lah. I waited and waited to see whether he remember what he said last night about doing homework. Nope. Ipad HAPPIEEE only. tik tok tik tok 2,3,4,5,6 pm. I said to him , do you know it's 6 o clock now. And you are still wearing your sch uniform? He quickly went and change. Then continue to play ipad again. I said sometimes i felt like taking a hammer and hammer the ipad into tiny pieces. He stopped playing and followed me to the kitchen. As i was cooking, I told him "your homework is on my bed" And he just stare at me , point blank. I said "when I knock the wall, at least the wall will reply with TUK TUK sound. You? worst than talking to a wall". And he quickly go up and took the book down and began to write.

I was collecting and folding laundry when he came out. "I am done. Can I love you again?"

I said "If you do one more page nicely then maybe you can love me again"

He went back in and wrote another page. "Done! Can I play ipad?"


I said "fine. This is the deal. If you write one page homework, you can play 10 mins. Now you wrote 2 pages, you can play 20 mins" And i set the timer on my iphone.

I waited and waited.. "eh.. how come so long still 19 mins geh?"

Then I saw 19:26:55. Damn. I set 20hours instead of 20 mins. *slap forehead* Manyak bodoh! Sigh.. this is the effect of no proper sleep for days.

So, now here's the deal. One page homework = 10 mins ipad games. How long can we last? I really don't know. But these few days, I really vomit blood.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Understanding why he dislike being no5. *updated*

So he cried and cried and cried so much. Everytime someone asked, he will cry. Then my mum asked and he cried. Then bawl and insisted that I give him a report card with no.1. I said "NO! You must learn to accept the fact that you got no5 in class. No one is going to make a new report card for you and no one can change the position for you. If you wanna get no.1, you must work harder, practice your chinese writing and when exam comes, show what you can do and get no.1 yourself"


My mum hugged him, "it's okay... it's okay. No need number 1."

My dad went and hugged him "It's okay ah den. No need to get no.1. Ah kong sayang ah...."

His dad scolded me "you put it up on the blog for the whole world to see and then everyone will ask him and make him even more sad!"

I snapped back in tears "You didn't read what I wrote and you're saying this to me? I wrote because I think that it's a milestone for me as a mother and I have no place to voice it out. Would you understand how I feel as a mother? I just wanna write and get it out from me. You think I am not sad to see our son like this?"

Nobody was happy that day.My hub asked me to drive back from my parents' that night and he hugged JD all the way back and kept telling him "dadi love you, dadi love you. You are very clever boy".

When we got home, I asked everyone to leave me and JD alone in the kitchen. I took out his report card and his exam papers.

Me: what number did you get?
JD: *show one finger.. and then 5 fingers*
Me: What number do you think is the last number in class?
JD: 5? (he thought no5 is last in class)
Me: okay let me show you *show him his report card* You see , last semester you are 1st over 16 student. Do you know what it means?
JD: I get no.1
Me: yes. you got no.1 but out of 16 students. And then new girl came, so 16 plus 1 equals?
JD: 17!
Me: yeap.. and this round you are 5th out of 17 students. No5 is here.. *put hand high* and 17 is here *put another hand very very very low* and no1 is here *put hand slightly above 5* you see?
JD: *smile* yes!
Me: so, no5 is not very far from no1 right?
JD: yes!
Me: but 17 is very far from no5. right?
JD: yes! *happy face*
Me: So... how did you end up at no.5? let me show you okay?

So I took out his BM, Eng and Math paper. Showed him all the "tick" marks on the paper. And showed him 100% and linked to the report card.

Me: so you see, when you get 100% here, teacher will write 100% here. and your chinese.. you see you have a mistake here, your stroke is slightly too high. And here you forgot to circle, but you already colour so you missed 9 points. 100 minus 9 equals?
JD: *count count and lost count*
Me: 91% and teacher wrote here in your report book.
JD: *nod nod*
Me: So teacher never simply write you get no5 not because she doesn't like you. Its because you never collect full points for your exam. Just like playing ipad games, when you missed some "stars" or "ducks" then you won't get EXCELLENT or 3/3 ducks right? And then they will write congratulations, you are 3rd! So when you never answer correctly, then you loose some "stars" or some "ducks" and then you get lower marks lor. So maybe LST got no mistake, so he got no1. Or R answered one wrong then she got no2. And maybe C answered 2 wrongs so she get no3. And because you answer few wrongs so you get no5 lah.
JD: who got no17?
Me: I dunno wor... I also dunno who got no1,2,3,4. I only know who got no 5. You know who?
Me: Yes! 5 out of 17 people. And you know you collected FULL points for these 3 papers except this one. So you're very good edi. You know?
JD: okay.
Me: 100% for 3 papers out of 4 papers. That's very very good edi. I told you, I don't care if you get no1 or not. I only want a good boy.
JD: yes yes.
Me: So let me ask you. If between No.1 and mami, which one would you choose?
JD: You.
Me: yeah. Same like me. Between no1 and you, without a doubt, I WILL CHOOSE YOU. Cos you're the most important thing to me. And not No.1. Understand?
JD: *big smile*
Me: so now, go and tell you dadi what number you get in class.
JD: *ran up* dadi dadi I got no5 out of 17 people in my class!
Dadi: Clever Boy!

And so after hearing why he dislike being no5, I found out he thought that no5 is the last number in class.
And he doesn't get how come teacher gave him No.5 instead of No.1. His fav train is No.1 so he thought he must be forever no.1 engine.
He doesn't know how the point system works, ie exam paper reflects his result in report book.

And after explaining to him, he is happier and kinda accepted the fact that he is no5 and he must work harder to improve his chinese. So the next day i tried and see his reaction again.

Me: Jayden, what number did you get in class?
JD: *show one finger*
Me: *angry*
JD: *show 5 fingers*
Me: Yes. No 5
JD: Can you make one report card and put no1 for me? *grin*
Me: *slap forehead*

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Disappointed Him

Today we went to school for parent's teacher meeting and also to take JD's report book. He asked me "mami, am I going to get no.1 again?". Knowing that he might not get no1 again, I told him "it's okay if you didn't get no.1 this time babe". He replied "No. I want to get no.1".

So as we entered the classroom, the teacher asked us to sit down and opened his file for us to see. From far, I can see his position in class. My heart sank. I know my boy will be disappointed.

"Jayden Chan, you get no.5"

Disbelief, he turned to me and looked at my face and said "Mami, what number did I get?"

I said "no. 5 babe. 5 out of 17".

His eyes went big, then became really small and he said ""

His results were 100% for Maths, English and BM. And 91% for chinese. 4 mistakes.

Teacher said "Jayden Chan, don't be sad. You are very clever you know? You got 3 100% and only did a few mistake in Chinese paper. You are considered very good already compared to others"

He hugged me and said "mami.. i don't want to get no5. I need to be no.1. Can you give me no1?"

"babe, you're no.1 in my heart. okay?" I said. 

Crying and smiling at the same time, he nodded. Then he turned and saw his teacher, he cried again and said "can you give me no1?"

I said "okay, I will go home and use a blue colour paper (cos his fav colour is blue) and I will write 'Jayden Chan No.1' for you okay?"

Dadi said "Jayden boy. You're dadi's no1 boy okay? It's okay if you didn't get no.1. At least you tried."

Teacher also told him that she will make a report card for him and write no1 for him. Then only he stopped crying. *wipe sweat*

To be honest, I know that he won't maintain his position in class this time. Because I know some of the parents really revised and brushed the kids up for this exam. And also JD is lack of discipline and refused to practice chinese writing. Always dily-daly when I asked him to do practice and it really pisses me off.  So I thought, well let him have it his own way. Let him try to go for this exam without practicing and then he won't get no.1 and he will know that he needs to practice and study more in order to get higher marks. The day came and true enough, it happened. He is sad, I am sad. But this ought to teach him that he need to listen to me when I asked him to practice writing so that he will improve and not because I want him to practice for the sake of making him busy.

Kids, gotto let them learn the hard way.

Tough love.

Friday, November 04, 2011

Bullied - The Pencil Case

Ai.....the last time I blogged about JD got bullied in school, things got better. I checked his pencil case yesterday and I saw he had 2 pencils and one mechanical pencil that his dad bought for him. This morning i checked again, he has only ONE short pencil in his pencil case. I asked him what happened to the other 2 pencils and he said "someone" took it. I said "Nevermind, next time just bring one pencil and don't bring anymore expensive pencils to school"

When I got into his class, I just briefly asked the teacher that if she happens to see JD pencils around. Immediately she asked everyone to take out their pencil case and she went and dug everyone's bag to find it for me. Everyone took out the pencil case and to my surprise a few of them has really nice, long, perfectly sharpened pencils. Some even had like 5 pencils in the pencil case. Of course, we didn't find the pencils and so I said "it's okay lah". What to do right?

Then teacher asked everyone to write their name on the paper that she had just distributed and guess what? 2 boys ran from another table, came to my son's table (he shared table with another boy and girl) and snatched the other boy's pencils (2 pencils) and gave him a broken pencil. They went back to their own table and began to write their name. I saw the incident cos I was standing right in front of them. So I confronted the 2 boys "Why did you take JC's pencil? You have so many long and sharpened pencils (yes, he is the one with 5 nice pencils) in your pencil case". He replied "Cos I don't wanna use my own pencil". I said "No. Use your own. Give it back to JC". He said "Nope!" and continued to write his name. Angry or not you say????? I said to the boy "JC, go ask them to return your pencil. Don't let them bully you". He just stood there with his broken pencil and wanted to cry.

Damn sad i-tell-yiu! So I told the teacher and she immediately asked them to return the pencil to him and use their own pencil to write. I told her about the kids using JD's colour pencil and asking him to go and sharpen it for them. I told her , "I checked this morning and his yellow colour was this short!"


and their colour pencil are nicely arranged and sharpened in their own bag. How can? I mean not to say I'm being petty about things like this, but it's just not right. You know what I mean ah?

So teacher said to JD" JD Chan, next time they use your pencil and colour pencil, please come and tell me okay?" The other boy just looked down and kept quiet. Kesian! So I told him "JC, don't be scared okay. If they take your things next time just go and tell Teacher C. She will help you". He nodded and I can see tears in his eyes.

I thought to myself while driving back. If I wasn't there to witness it, then he would be bullied for don't know how long. And the mom has no idea about it cos I am so sure he is not gonna tell anyway. Cos no one told him its wrong. He just thought "okay...............i got one broken pencil.......sharpen it.......get to work..". And the other 2 kids, I am sure the parents don't know about it. But how come they never question why the pencils are always the same length and its perfectly sharpened all the time. 

Make me thought some more , how many parent actually know what is happening to their kids in school. Are they the one that bullied or the one that got bullied?

Thursday, November 03, 2011

My New Header

There was one time, after I sent JD to school I quickly drive over to the wet market. Go to my usual veg stall, pick pick pick and then jump over to another. Pick, pick, pick and then zoom home. Put down the things, hang clothes, prepare lunch, cut cut, wash wash, cook cook then head over to other stuff like mopping, vaccuming, making bed, put all the crap/toys into a box and bring it up and so on. Sometimes when I look back, I kinda look like the cartoon ninja moving left and right. So I had this idea for the longest time but didn't have the chance to illustrate it out until last week.

Of course its not complete without the rest of my family members.

This, of course is my husband. He's usually very tired and sleep when he get back from work. So most of the time he'll doze off while watching tv, and he's always reading something in the laptop or ipad.

This lil ninja in blue, of course is Jayden. His fav colour is blue and he love to do headstand. Got the idea to draw him doing headstand from my previous post :)

And this, I don't need to explain more.

And this, is my new family portrait and my new header. =)

Friday, October 28, 2011

Pants wear pants

Jayden has a special talent.

Let me tell you more.

When I see clothes like this, I know it's Jayden's.

Then when spread it up, it looks like this...

His pants is wearing pants!!!

hahaha  *smack forehead*

aiyayai... Jayden oh jayden...

Monday, October 24, 2011

They Love to Yum Seng

I noticed that my kids just love to attend chinese wedding dinner cos they like the "yum seng" ceremony especially Jayden.

This was Jayden's first Yum Seng. He was surprised with ppl screaming YUM SENG all at the same time. But I think he was just excited about after each time ppl shouted yum seng, he can drink his coke. :P

And this was Justin's first Yum Seng. He was surprised with the yum seng commotion and he noticed he was the only one that didn't hold his glasses up. So he quickly grabbed his glass and joined in. Jayden was like an expert in Yum Seng , he even asked me "mami you want to yum seng or not?" Hehe.

And this was the recent yum seng session. Obviously both was very happy. I think they were more happy than the groom :P

Both my kids mabuk and "high" due to POP overdose. One vomitted (JT) and the other one that doesn't eat meat suddenly began to eat suckling pig (JD). *lol*

But you know what is more happy about them Yum Seng-ing? I manage to video it and keep it for them to watch when they are older :)

I won! I won!

What did I win?

Beauty product from Iamthewitch's Neutrogena Ageless range. ANTI AGING.... Gosh! I need some right now.

Just the other day my friend Frostier said to me  "How come you look so charn? You never go facial ah?"

It was a wake up call. A slap to my face, left and right. I got hurt of course. Then come to think of it he is right. I neglected myself. I only took care of my kids and cleaning my house after renovation. It was the same day that I changed my own punctured car tyre, bathed and rushed out , hurried to Sunway Pyramid to help my hub buy something from Daiso and then rush over to meet him and pick up the stuff from BYOB. Of course I was extremely haggard that day but still, I looked damn charn. My pores are so big, I can play congkak on it. Damn.

But fret not, I am going to be more hardworking. I promised myself I will not only scrub toilet, I will scrub my face nice nice. Apply toner and also moisturizer everyday. I wanna look like human like how I have commented in Iamthewitch's contest. Of course I cannot be pretty, unless i go for plastic surgery. But then I can look prettier in my ugly face. Thanks again iamthewitch for selecting me :) And thanks to ReanaClaire for telling me about the contest. We're chitchatting in msn and she told me.. eh eh go and comment here la.. can win something. And I just went and commented. I never thought I will win something. So thanks alot to ReanaClaire too :)

haha something funny happened when I opened my prize pack. I told my sister "SOMEONE STOLE my thumbdrive!" And then I see again... dang! the small tub is not an eye cream! It's a THUMBDRIVE!
Ai... suspend only :P


What's BYOB you ask? Its Bring Your Own Bottle. It's a place where you can bring your own bottle/containers to fill up cleaning agents like dishwashing liquid, detergent powder and so on. So when I saw my friends liking it in FB, I went to check it out. Surprisingly my friend was the owner. But since the shop is in Kajang and I hardly go over that part of the world, I asked him to tell me if he is coming over to PJ and then maybe I can ask him to bring some for me. So happen my other friend, Frostier went to visit BYOB, so he helped me to bring some back.

From left to right : Dishwashing Liquid, Softener, Dettol Gel and MopShine.

All these costs me Rm11.40 only, Cheap right? Why is it so cheap? Cos everything in the shop are recyclable items including the interior.
No fancy smanchy high tech stuff. Purely just come with your own container, fill it up and pay. There's no advertising cost, No cost for the containers. 

You can check them out at BYOB Fb page for the range and price list. I was looking forward to try the Dettol Gel. Cos, you might not know this but.... I like to scrub toilets. When I ran out of idea or when I feel stressed up, I'll go scrub toilet.  No joke. So toilet cleanser is very important to me. And true enough that day I tried to scrub my toilet with it, I felt satisfied. The dettol smell is like.. telling me "I am very clean!". Haha

And the Mop&Shine is good too. I used it after I have renovated my house. Imagine the thickness of the dust after renovation. Took me almost 1.5 weeks to clean the house and I ended my cleaning session with the Mop & Shine. I must say for that price and the effect after cleaning, I think its worth it.
My lil boy chilling on the newly mopped floor. Its been a long time since he can lie down on our own floor cos the reno took so long and I took even longer to clean the house myself. haha Ah well, finally my reno is over and my cleaning routine is back to normal. 

Angry Bird

Before I went into the bathroom, Justin was already lying down on a pillow and looking at the Angry Bird toy box that my sister had bought for them earlier. After I got out from my bath, he was still looking at the box. Curious, I asked him..

Me: B? What are you doing?
JT: i'm just looking at the box
Me: yeah i know, but you've been looking at it for so long edi.what are you looking at?
JT: i'm waiting for the movie to start.
Me: oh? What movie?
JT: angry bird movie lah...:D
Me: :S why did i even ask in the first place...

Friday, October 21, 2011


Okay. I admit, I am a "helicopter mum". I hover around in my son's school. Observe him from outside his class, talk to his friends, talk to the teachers, ask him questions, talk to his friend's mum. Ok, I know you are shaking your head by now. haha

Anyway...... So today I sent JD to sch and teacher gave them a picture to colour. Then I overheard someone saying "Jayden Chan, take out your colour pencil!" And my son took out his colour pencil and ZUUUUP, 3 other kids started using his colour pencil. "I need Black!". And he pass black to his friend. "I Need this.. I need that". And he quietly take his yellow colour pencil which is as short as his pinky finger and went to sharpen it. I went and squat next to him and asked him "Is this why your colour pencil is always missing and always so short?" He kept quiet and just sharpen his colour pencil. I said " They always use your colour pencil? I thought JD Lee has a big box of colour pencil?". He quickly sharpen the colour pencil and hand over to the other kid. OMG, my son is doing things to please his friends cos he wanna be accepted by them?

Why am I so sensitive about this? Cos I was once like that. I do things for people, do artwork, projects, anything and everything just to please my friends in secondary school. And guess what? They never liked me. They just used me. Once they wanted to skip class and decided to hand in the counseling room to avoid BM class. And I didn't wanna join them. Suddenly half way through the class, one of my friend came and asked the teacher's permission to allow me to follow them to the counseling room. And guess what ? When I got to the counseling room, the counseling teacher was waiting for me and started asking question like "your friends said that they have problem with you. It seems like you are making them very upset. They said that you don't wanna join them for parties and shopping sessions with them?". I replied "my parents don't allow me to go shopping and parties". That is the truth. Then after some Q&A session , we were asked to go back to the class room. And Guess what again? The bunch of "friends" acted like as if nothing happened. Then I found out that they were chilling at the counseling room and suddenly counseling teacher caught them. So they "had no choice" and to "create" a problem. And who was the scape goat? Me! Ever since then, it actually make my secondary life abit of a sad case. And when the year ended I was so glad that they went to different classes. Hallelujah for me! I had a great year in form 3 until I was placed back in the same class as one of the girl that bullied me. How? Avoid ler ..

So back to JD's case. So I went and asked one of the boy about his own colour pencil. Cos I have seen him using  his own colour pencil out. 36 pcs, mind you. Damn big box and nicely arrange, with all pencils sharpened nicely. He replied to me "Cos I don't want to take out". And continued to use JD's. He  even said "I NEED BLACK" and my son just passed to him. Helo? My son is your what ? PA ah? No way, man. So I went and told teacher about it and Jeng Jeng Jeng, she went and told them off. And they quietly take out their own colour pencil. Wah seh... this is no good man. I don't mind my kid being generous and sharing his stuff but then that is so obvious that he is being bullied. No wonder, his colour pencil always go missing and the colour pencil seems to be short in a very short period of time.

Ai.. this JD. Really headache. He is the "tidak apa" kind of attitide and gets bullied so easily. Used to get whacked by a girl in school also diam diam and let her twist his ears. I have also seen the same boy that used his colour pencil, smacking him and asking friends not to "friend" him.  But after some "counseling" session with him, now he knows how to protect himself. He can protect himself like shouting for help when someone snatch his toys in McD (actually Justin shouted and scold the guy first and he followed :S ) and also fight back when his cousin smacked him. But now, I need to tell him that sometimes we need to be selfish and need to becareful of certain ppl that have bad intentions. *scratch head*

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The crazy, naughty & angry one

Was at JD 's sch,I've just parked my car and told JT ...

Me: ok. Let's go get the crazy one.
JT: ok. Let's go take the crazy one. Then me leh?
Me: you're of course the notty one lah....
JT: ah ... Ok. The notty and the ANGRY one is going to take the crazy one!
Me: eh, who's the angry one?
JT: *giggle* you lah...
Me: 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Who Killed The Fish?

He came down and told me that someone killed my goldfish. I knew who the killer was but then I just gotto test and see what he said

Actually I bought another gold fish (white and red) and the new guy attacked my old gold fish. So that was the killer but this lil guy said that Jayden is the murderer, while the brother is innocently playing ipad in the room. Terrible guy :P

Usually when I flip my phone he'll run away and refused to be videoed. But don't know why today I manage to "interview" him and he 'layan-ed' me. He even lie down on the floor and acted how the fish is  sleeping sideways but 2nd interview he refused to do it again. haha Better keep this and show him next time  :D

Monday, October 17, 2011

I throw mami's cane away edi!

JT: Dadi, I throw Mami's cane (hanger) away edi!
Me: *overheard* oh really?? then I will go supermarket and buy 100 pcs more.
JT: then I throw samo!
Me: Then I go buy samo!
JT: Then........*think think*....I fast fast run away!

hahhaa he know that he cannot stop me from buying more hanger. So the wisest option is to , of course run away. :P

Friday, October 14, 2011

Trick Me?

Justin loves to win. He must win everything. Even going upstairs, he must be first. If he's the last one, then he'll start to cry and insist you go down again and let him win. o.O I know, so kiasu. So since he likes to win....

JT: Mami.. I love you so much *kiss*

Me: Oh baby, love you too. But you are so naughty lah..

JT: No.. you're naughty girl

Me: I am naughty girl and you are naughty boy. But, I'm the naughtiest girl! I WIN!

JT: *angry and wanna win* Hey! No! I am... (he wanted to say he is the naughtiest boy but he stopped)....No. You're right. You're the naughtiest girl. You win.

Me: Nolah.... I let you win la. You're the naughtiest boy in the world. You win!

JT: No thank you. You win. You're the naughtiest girl in the world. It's okay. I loose

Tried to trick him to say that he is the naughtiest, but he knows what I am doing.  It's going to be a long and tough journey for me :S

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Use Your Heart

Was at shichida with Justin and there was this section where there are 3 cards, you turn them over and mix it up. And your gotto to try and locate the special card by guessing. This is to build the confidence for the kid and the intuition of guessing.

So he tried to find , failed. He told me "mami, i found the wrong one".

I said "it's okay. Try again. And maybe you should close your eyes and use your heart to feel the card that you wanna find".

And he said "okay".

He closed his eyes, and put his hand on the middle card.

He flipped it and it was the right card.

He was super happy and excited.

And he said he wanna do it again.

So I mixed the cards up, and he closed his eyes and found the card again.

I was kinda emo that day because I was in doubt over some matter and couldn't decide. And then I told myself, just follow my heart and decide. So I said the same thing to Justin and he did it. And guess what, I followed my heart and I was right too.

And after I did that, I overheard the parents next to us whispered to the kid "You cannot find ah? Nevermind you close your eyes and use your heart to feel okay?"



Sasha Cook: Lemon Coke Chicken Wings

I suck at cooking.


No Joke.

So I told myself, no more cooking the same crap everyday. I need to explore more recipes and make dinner more enjoyable and not just merely making my kids full.

So I went to google google and I stumbled across a recipe, Lemon Coke Chicken Wing. But I didn't save the recipe.

And then I went to the wet market and stood like an idiot in front of the chicken seller and she asked "yes? nak apa?" I just pointed at the chicken wing and bought 5 chicken wings home. Totally forgotten what the recipe ingredients are, I just simply hantam the recipe.

I marinated the chicken with lemon juice , pepper and also some grated lemon for about half a day in the fridge.

Then I pan fried the wings till its cooked and then I poured in some coke (of course), some brown sugar and some soya sauce. Let it simmer and the sugar and coke will caramelised into thick sauce. oh la la...

Jayden said "mami, this chicken taste like coke and lemon" and ate 3 drumlets. The tiny one had 2 I think. I , myself like it. I asked my hub he said "okay ler....". Okay so here goes something new for myself. Now, I gotto go and think of what to cook next. tata