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Dec
2
2015

Sprained my foot

A week ago, I was carrying Ayden when I heard people screaming. I looked around to discover that they are actually screaming due to the shock when they saw me fell. Only then I realised I was already slumped on the floor. I did not know how or why I fell but I found myself sitting on the floor.  I was still holding Ayden tightly. He was okay. I got up again and continued walking […]

Oct
30
2015

Red Escalator

Today’s post is a little bit jakun ok. It was my first time stepping into this shopping gallery after don’t know how long. I am not familiar with this place as I’ve always thought it is too posh of a place for me. But I was here a couple of weeks ago and the first thing I see is RED CARPET welcoming ME!  Fuiyoh! Nothing makes me feel more welcome than the entire escalator drapped in […]

Oct
17
2015

Final Exam is OVER!

Ethan’s final exam is OVER! That means we are officially MERDEKA for the year. Although Ethan does his revision on his own most of the time, it does take a great teamwork to get him through the exam period because if you know us well, you’ll know that we are seldom at home. And then last minute when it is closer to exam time, I’ll rush Ethan to do his revision. He’ll have to cover the […]

Oct
10
2015

Weaning Off Breastfeeding

This week has been an emotional rollercoaster. I’m over-joyed because Ayden is fully diaperless at home and also at the playground. There has been no accident for the entire week. He is able to inform me should he need to take a leak or a dump. He even suggested to go shopping without his diapers but I am not ready for that. I can’t imagine the stress of running to the loo every single hour. […]

Oct
8
2015

Back to the playground

The haze has gone into hiding and school is back on as usual. Ayden and I resumed our daily playground routine but this time we are on our own without big brother Ethan around as he is at school.  It has been a week Ayden goes without his diapers to the playground and he is doing great. I observed a funny incident though. Last time with diapers, he love to go down the slide flat […]

Oct
4
2015

Dusting off cobwebs

Oh dear. I have just noticed the last I updated my blog was on the 1st October. I better write something today otherwise it will be covered with cobweb. I actually have many things to blog about but I just don’t have the time to do it. You see, I only have less than a couple of hours a day to work on my blog and that is at midnight when the kids are in […]

Sep
29
2015

Back to School

After a week long of school holidays and an additional day off yesterday thanx to the haze, it is finally back to school for Ethan. Honestly speaking, I was dreading the Monday to Friday that I was supposed to spend with both Ethan and Ayden at home.  The boys, when spending time together for far too long can be quite handful but thankfully this time, both were very well behaved.  They played together most of […]

Sep
24
2015

The Importance of Having Patience in Parenting

It’s 2am and I can’t sleep. I watched something awful on Youtube and it is haunting me still. It’s a cctv recording of a father and his teenage son arguing. The father took out his gun, placed it in front of his son, dared him to shoot the dad but the son shot himself instead. Without even hesitating, the son took the gun and pulled the trigger. In just a fraction of a second the […]

Sep
21
2015

The meaning of lantern to kids these days

When is Mid-Autumn Festival? I heard it is around the corner so we brought the kids lantern shopping today. They don’t sell traditional paper lantern anymore do they?  The first lantern that Ayden chose is the type that has sound and wheels and can move on land but I told the Daddy to get them something more ‘traditional’ as in a lantern that will only light up without those annoying sound and movement.  The Daddy […]

Sep
18
2015

Towing a Roller Container

We were driving along aimlessly after dinner several nights ago when we spotted a tow truck getting ready to tow a roller container. Ethan and Ayden are ardent fans of vehicles and they requested for the Daddy to stop so they can see how it is done. It is actually my first time witnessing this too and I must admit I got as excited as the kids :D A roller container is a container mainly […]

Sep
17
2015

Potluck Lunch

It all started from one of my FB postings. My foodie friend commented something and one comment led to another and we ended up planning for a potluck. I volunteered to bring a POT since I don’t cook and suggested for Choi Yen to bring the LUCK. We pulled Xiang into the picture as we know he has a nice house to host us :D Just an impromptu idea that became a reality but we are […]

Sep
14
2015

One of those bad days…

We brought Ayden to his weekly gym class at BeeBop Circus as usual last Saturday evening. The difference was we woke him up early and was out of the house since morning (as I had some errands to run) and headed directly to the gym at 5pm without him getting a proper nap. I thought he’ll be okay as he has been looking forward to attend this once a week class all week especially with […]

Sep
7
2015

Sleeping Feet

I was lying on the bed playing with my phone while the boys were sleeping (I know it is a bad habit) when I turned to my left and saw something cute. Peekaboo! It has been a while since I last took a good look at this cute little foot.  There, the bigger picture. Not very cute anymore :P I’ll always wear socks for him after he falls asleep as he will usually pull them […]

Aug
27
2015

Unifi-ed but something got FRIED!

After what seems like an eternity fighting for an available Unifi port in our area, we are finally Unifi-ed last Saturday.  The cable man came and I half expected him to be like Adam Sandler in Pixels but … :P Anyway, the installation caused quite a huge mess at home. We spent the entire day cleaning up when we found this: Actually it was Darling who found it while reorganising the cables.  Do you have […]

Aug
14
2015

Our Hunt For Coin-Counting Machines

It took the kids quite some time to collect this much coins: But it took us longer to find a coin-counting machine that works. We went to many banks, searching high and low only to be told that their coin-counting machines are out of order OR their cut out time is 11am. Who on Earth goes out to deposit coins so early? Okay maybe it is only ME who does not leave the house before […]

Jun
28
2015

Easy Homemade Frozen Popsicles Recipe

I’m dedicating this post to all my frozen popsicle posts for easy reference.  Frozen Strawberry Yogurt Popsicle Full entry here: http://www.submerryn.com/2015/07/frozen-strawberry-yogurt-popsicle.html Frozen Blueberry Yogurt Popsicle Full entry here: http://bit.ly/1Mk5zTU Frozen Durian Popsicle aka Ais Krim Potong Durian Full entry here: http://www.submerryn.com/2015/06/easy-frozen-durian-popsicle-recipe.html Refreshing Orange Frozen Popsicle Full entry here: http://www.submerryn.com/2015/07/refreshing-homemade-orange-frozen-popsicle.html Super Easy Frozen Yogurt Popsicle Full entry here: http://www.submerryn.com/2015/02/easy-diy-yogurt-ice-lollies-for-kids.html Frozen Snickers Popsicle  Full entry here: http://www.submerryn.com/2015/05/diy-snickers-ice-popsicle.html Frozen Red Bean Popsicle aka Ais Krim Potong Kacang Merah Full entry here: http://www.submerryn.com/2015/04/homemade-red-bean-popsicle.html Frozen Sweet Corn Popsicle […]

Jun
4
2015

Home Grown Spinach

I started a new hobby closer to the third trimester of my pregnancy with Ayden – growing my own vegetables. As we had tiled up the entire car porch before moving into this house, I no longer have land to plant anything and had to resort to planting in pots. When I first got started with my potted vegetable garden, I grew spinach, tomatoes, lime and okras and they strive very well especially the limes. I […]

May
25
2015

Being Socially Active

One of the biggest sacrifice a stay at home mom does is giving up her social life. When I first gave up my job to be a stay at home mother many years ago, the thing that hit me the hardest was the lack of adult human communication and interaction. The loneliness within can really drive me up the wall. I went through a dark period where I kind of hated everything around me as […]

May
17
2015

Poolside BBQ Party

I attended a Poolside BBQ party today. Quite an interesting one because there are so much to do to keep ourselves occupied. The first thing that caught Ethan’s eyes is the Kids’ Jewelry Making Station by Kelvin Gems. He quickly ran to me saying he wanted to make me something. This boy, just earlier we had a heated argument and now he is dying to make me a jewelry. *Heart melt* He told me to […]

May
14
2015

A little bit of sunshine and fresh air

It’s not easy being a stay at home mother. You’ll need strong mental health to survive. Staring at the 4 walls with never ending chores everyday can drive anyone crazy. I had it tough when I first gave up my job to be a SAHM but I am all good now. I know what to expect and my mind is ready for it. BUT I still have my down and crazy days especially on those […]

Apr
27
2015

Our Weekend

This coming weekend is a looooong weekend right? But we won’t be going anywhere. Darling’s siblings have been taking care of their aging parents and they will be going for their own little holidays during that duration of time so Darling told me that we should go back to accompany his parents while his siblings are away as we rarely spent time there. OK.  Darling was very nice though. Eventhough he had to work on […]

Apr
1
2015

Ayden’s Reading Progress @ 19 months and Some Random Updates

It’s 1st of April 2015. Things will never be the same again after today with the implementation of GST but I’m not going to talk about that as I am no expert in this issue. I shall wait and see how this will affect my family’s expenditure. In preparation for GST, I resumed teaching. I am now giving private tuition again at night in my house. I’m so thankful I still have students eventhough I’ve […]

Mar
10
2015

Coconut Water to Beat the Heat

Many people are falling ill under this torturous weather. I boil barley frequently for the family as they (especially Ethan) are getting really heaty from being out in this scorching heat. Ayden and I are quite okay as we spend most of our time in the comfort of our home but Ethan and the father are always out and it is important to keep them well hydrated. Ethan’s nose bleed episodes are getting more frequent […]

Feb
16
2015

Expectation vs Reality

Our entire Sunday was spent doing last minute shopping for the kids and Darling. As I had completed my CNY shopping way in advance, it is now their turn to shop. Shopping with two kids is darn tiring. One moment one of them will complain hungry. After eating, another will poo and then by the time I clean him up the big one will request to go to the washroom and by now the little […]

Feb
15
2015

Door Insulating DIY

Since Darling was bitten by a centipede in our bedroom a couple of nights ago, I’ve been a little paranoid. I can’t sleep at night fearing another creepy crawly might climb up our bed. So when we went shopping today the first place I go is to Daiso to look for insulating tape for doors.  Thank goodness they have lots of it. RM5 for each strip of door insulating tape. I bought two first as […]

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