Since young, Alycia’s face will be speckled with tiny red dots whenever she throws up. But with the latest vomiting last week, I had to break out laughing after she threw up because my daughter with immaculate skin as white as snow, turned into a […]
Month: February 2012
Yesterday during dinner, I almost choked from laughter. Since the day we learned of Whitney Houston’s sudden death, we have been talking about it all the time. Yesterday a friend came to our house for dinner and we were talking about Whitney Houston and her daughter. All of a sudden, my baby girl said “mummy, Whitney Houston died because of eating drumstick right?” All of us broke into a loud guffaw on hearing that. Baby had associated ‘drugs’ with ‘drumstick’ because the words sounded similar. LOL! Anyway, what a pity Whitney had to die this way. If she had gone for a non 12 step program, maybe she could have escaped death prematurely.
Lately, the pins and needles and numbness on both my hands, especially on my right hand are getting worse. I had Carpal Tunnel Syndrome about 2 months after the birth of Alycia, my first born more than 8 years ago. It was partially healed several […]
Shortly after Cassandra’s birth, I had wanted to get an origami stroller for her, so that I could bring her with me when I went jogging on the road. The origami stroller can be folded and opened at the touch of a button, really cool! But my hubs bought another stroller. It was a very expensive stroller and was under utilized. I find the stroller very heavy and difficult to fold and open. It was bulky too, occupying the entire car boot if we brought it out to use for outings. But it was sturdy and it probably saved Cassandra’s life during a stroller accident on the road where the stroller made a 180 degrees flip but she was still strapped safely inside the stroller. She suffered a bruised and grazed nose and forehead while I had a deep gash on my arm and leg. That was the worst accident that ever happened to Cassandra and me 3 years ago. The both of us had certainly gone through quite a bit of bitter and terrifying experiences together since her birth.
I am fortunate that I never have to cook up a storm for relatives and friends during Chinese New Year. If my mil happens to be back for CNY, she will be the chef, whipping up 2 – 3 sumptuous meals a day. She is even capable of cooking up a storm for a big group of relatives using all her high-end cookware, which she would only use if she has to cook ‘fanciful’ and ‘elaborate’ dishes. I dare not touch her cookware and collection of bakeware if she is not around, lest I accidentally break them, holy moly if I do as they are all very costly and imported! The pretty cookware and bakeware sit inside the kitchen cabinet nicely, with a layer of ‘protection’ until she returns.
I do not bake as I cannot find the time to do so, though at times I am very tempted to do some baking with my kids. My kids will love me if I am ambitious enough to let them bake some cookies with me. Whenever my mil is overseas for a stretch of a few months, I will prepare pretty simple dishes using pretty simple cookware. One time, I was so tired of cooking that I ordered some home-cooked catered food but after just one month, I gave up. No matter how busy I may be, I have since told myself that home-cooked steamed chicken and steamed fish are still way tastier and healthier than the daily catered food which I got, which was laden with oil (and I have no frigging idea what oil the caterer used) and burnt wok remnants on all the dishes!
If ever I have to take over the position of the chief chef of the house, I may buy a new collection of cookware. I will buy pots and pans that will help make my cooking sessions easier. I heard Shop Hot Pots have a good range of cookware. Busy me might just get them online since it’s so convenient. Yep, I am all for online shopping now ever since I started an online store myself.