Thursday, August 31, 2006

Series of Events

Wow. I have abandon this blog for too long.

I couldn’t remember most of the things that happened in between. Below are some of the highlights. I’ll update more as and when teringat balik.

Picnic at Sungai Congkak
It was super fun! The trip started a tad bit later than planned but it was worth the wait. That was the first time my Monsters Inc. had ever set foot in a river. We rented a pondok and started grilling and eating almost immediately. The kids didn’t waste any time either. One minute they were shaking hands and greeting the aunts and uncles and the next minute they were all in the river!

Check out the pictures at

Audition for Macam-Macam Aznil
Kakak and Adik was called for an audition for the talk show Macam-Macam Aznil. We reached Astro around 2pm and they were both called in half an hour later. Parents were not allowed to watch the auditioning process so Deli and I waited for a good 20 minutes for the session to end.

Both of them were very excited and couldn’t wait to blurt every details on what went on in the audition. Looking at the turnout, we were not that hopeful. It’s just a nice experience and exposure for the kids.

Sprained Ankle
Kakak had a little mishap while rollerblading (roller blades - the ones with 4 wheels on a row) a few weeks back. Fell off and sprained her left ankle, to be exact. We brought her to see the GP an hour after the incident. No signs of broken bones or anything like that, thank God!

I have no problem with the kids wanting to try new things and I sometimes let them have a taste of consequences of their actions. I expect my kids to be independent. I want them to know that Deli and I are not gonna be there for them all the time. They have to learn what to expect and how to deal with it. This particular incident taught them that they need a packet of ice cubes to bring down the swelling.

One lesson down, a million more to go.

The swelling turned ugly by the next day and she had a slight fever so we brought her to Gleaneagles for a check. X-rays were clean, alhamdulillah. Her fever were nothing to worry about and the swelling should be gone in a week or two. The doctor paid a little compliment to my bandaging/dressing skill. Funny thing was, I have never ever involved in any balut-membalut process in my life. When you’re a mother, most of the times maternal instincts will lead you to the right path. Mothers out there, you know what I’m talking about.

Most important thing is to not panic and try to control the situation.

I’m saying this because my better half tends to perceive a minor cut as a reason for you to go to the A&E. I’m not trying to make you look bad honey but sometimes you scared the hell out of me. Hahaha.

Once, Adik accidentally had Kakak’s finger tersepit between the car doors. Deli called me, told me what happened and mentioned that the cut was quite bad. He was nervous, I could tell from his voice. I couldn’t drive like Schumacher so the only thing to do was to curse every traffic lights that turned red when I reached the junctions and imagined nothing but the worse for my little daughter.

When I finally get to see the aftermath, it was JUST a cut with some skin scraping and a bit of blood. She didn’t even need to go and see a doctor. Imagine my ‘surprise’. Hahah.

I am also telling this to myself and parents out there. We have to be calm and take control of the situation. Think of what need to be done and don’t ever, ever, ever scream at your child. Believe me, I have seen this happened.

I was just getting out of the car with Deli for our weekly pasar malam routine when a boy suddenly ran across the street (without stopping to check the traffic) and was hit by a car. The mother who happened to be at the other side of the road, walked over to the scene with no sense of urgency or whatsoever, and started screaming at her son for not checking the traffic before crossing the road.

True that it was the kid’s fault but at times like that, don’t you think the boy’s life is more important? She should at least check if he was okay. After all, he was hit by a car. Not a bicycle.

Anyways, back to Kakak and Deli.

Kakak cried as if her kaki patah but what do you expect? To her, that would be the most painful thing that she has ever experienced in her life. Deli was trying desperately to get the rollerblades off and being nervous didn’t help much with the process. I admit I was worried when I heard her cry. It was my daughter’s first accident – I was entitled to worry. Alhamdulillah, I managed to be clam and helped her with the rollerblades and with the will of God Almighty, remembered what to do to help her condition.

I bought a book called Emergency First Aid for Kids years ago and it was a great help. We can never be too careful when it comes to safety. Accidents can happen anytime to anyone. Which reminds me that I still have the smoke detector laying on the counter. I need to get Deli to install it soon.

We have never had any fire extinguisher in the house but the day we read how a family (siblings of 4, I think) was burnt in their house while sleeping, we immediately bought the extinguishers.

Sometimes we didn’t think any of these mishaps could happen to us. We forgot that accidents happen without warning. By then, most of the times, it would be too late to do anything and we will then live in regret for not paying attention to nitty-gritty stuff like having a fire extinguisher or a smoke detector in our homes. We always say those things are too expensive and we’ll buy them when we get our bonuses. How much would you pay to get back the lives you have lost?

Dang. This is not good. I’m babbling about safety in my blog!


I’ll write again when I have the time. Have been extremely busy lately.

Happy Merdeka Day to all Malaysians!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Please be home soon!

Am really looking forward to this weekend.

Syam NB has planned for an outing on Saturday. The Dutchman and I will be joining him, of course. Syam NB’s wife will prepare breakfast while the Dutchman will prepare his ever so famous spinach pasta. Deli and I will have the barbeque stuff ready. This is gonna be fun! It’s been a while since I last bersuka ria at or even nearby a waterfall.

We’ll be going to Astro on Sunday. The kids were called to audition for Macam-macam Aznil program. Kakak is all excited about it while adik decided not to participate coz he’s too shy to be in the lime light. Very unlike kakak who’s all in to be famous. Hahah.

On a lighter note, Deli was off to Taiwan last Sunday and he’ll be back on Wednesday. As always, I had stacks of toy boxes and stuff behind the main and kitchen doors. Just in case, you know. I’ve been walking like a zombie to work these past few days. I’m a bit paranoid when it comes to being the only adult in the house when Deli’s off to work overseas. It’s even worse after the house was broken into last 2 months. I’d wake to even the slightest noise and as if there’s a built-in alarm clock, I’d wake every 2 hours to check on the kids and have a quick peek at the living room. I’d finally wake up tired and sleep deprived in the morning.

Adding to that, I had several meetings yesterday and I hope I didn’t offend anybody by the constant yawning. Hahahah.

Just received a text message from Deli saying that they have some problem with the things they do up there. Oh no!

Am crossing my fingers and everything that’s crossable, praying hard that God will help him in solving the problems so that he’ll be home on time!!

*silent prayers in progress*