Squishy Craze

In case you’re still living in a fidget spinner or slime world,  squishies are brightly colored foam toys that come in a variety of shapes and sizes, from a  tiny panda face on a key chain to some fake-but-looks-real sushi. The shapes and varieties are endless. Some are scented with bakery-appropriate flavors like strawberry or peaches and cream. As the name suggests, their most important quality is their immensely satisfying texture. Squeezing a squishy is like crushing a loaf of Wonder Bread between your fingers, only to watch it magically re-inflate back to its original form. I have to admit that I am inside the squishy bubble now, joining Cass and Drama Queen!

Squishies are on their way to becoming the next big toy craze in the US, according to toy-store owners interviewed by New York Magazine and the New York Times. So far they’re being marketed, much like fidget spinners, as a way to relieve stress and anxiety.

When we were back in Ipoh during the recent school holidays, I brought Cass to Kinta City shopping mall to claim her reward.  Apart from  some novels and a few rounds of claw machine games, I also bought her a squishy as her reward.  The squishy stall is on the first floor concourse of the shopping mall, outside Aeon.  It’s been there for at least 2 years.   Drama Queen shopped for her primary school bazaar’s lucky draw prizes from this stall 1.5 years ago. The range of colorful and oh so squeezable squishes is pretty wide and not only can a child go crazy at the stall, adults too.

 

Cass’ pick was this little pink paw, which is extra squishy, soft, squeezable and highly re-inflatable. No wonder Cass loves squeezing it, I love it too!  After paying for the paw squishy, we both had a tug of war over  who gets to squeeze the paw 😆

Super satisfying!  Good stress and anxiety buster too.

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Moving Is Stressful Enough Already, Don’t Make It Harder On Yourself!

Ask anyone what the most stressful things in life are, and you’re pretty likely to get the same few answers. Starting a new job, having a baby, getting married, and perhaps the most common of all, moving house. If you know anyone who tells you that moving house is not a stressful experience, then they are either lying or that have figured out some kind of incredible secret! No matter what you do, moving house is always going to come with its fair share of stress and difficulty. But is there nothing that you can do about it? Do you really just have to put up with the stress of it all and hope for the best? Of course not! There are plenty of things that you can do that, while they might not take all the stress out of it, can make things a great deal easier. Here are some ways to take some of the stress out of moving home.

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Deal with the boring stuff first
When you’re moving home that usually means that you’re dealing with various contracts and legal complications that come with renting, buying, or selling a home. Make sure to deal with all of those things as quickly as possible. It might be tempting to put them off, but in the end, that’s just going to make your life more stressful overall. There are plenty of ways that you can make a lot of legal stuff less complicated and difficult as well. Hiding your head in the sand might be tempting, but it’s going to make things far once in the long run.

Don’t do it alone
The worst thing that anyone can do when they’re moving home is to try and do it completely by themselves. It might not seem like that much of a gargantuan task, but it is often far more difficult than you initially expect. Even just knowing where to start when it comes to packing everything up can be a challenge. But once you have everything packed away then you have to deal with the logistical difficulties of getting it to somewhere new. If you’re not in the position to drive a moving van from one place to the next, then you could be looking at multiple trips, depending on the size of your car. Hiring movers might seem like a drastic option, but it really can make all the difference in the world. Companies like Bekins Moving Solution are professionals, and they know exactly how to pack, store and transport your belongings in the most efficient and safest way possible. There are some movers who will even pack and unpack your boxes for you, allowing you to focus on getting settled into your new place. Of course, if you don’t have the budget for a crew of movers, you could always just bribe your friends with pizza and get them to help. Any number of extra hands can make the whole process much easier.

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No matter what you do, your move is always going to be a pretty stressful time. However, by doing whatever you can to plan carefully and understand exactly what needs doing, you’re going to be able to make the whole process that much easier on yourself.

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Alycia On Braces – Day 4

On day 4, Alycia was still on a fasting mode. She didn’t have the mood to eat anything, though her tummy was rumbling like crazy.  She was already sick of eating yoghurt, mashed avocado and fruit smoothies. She was drooling on Drama Queen’s homemade lemon pie but it was another ‘see but can’t eat’ case.  Everyone felt so bad for her.

When we went to the shopping mall in the evening, we chose Canton-I for dinner so that Alycia could eat porridge. But she wasn’t interested in porridge. She hates it. That’s the worst food in the whole world for this girl, though when she was a toddler, she loved her porridge.  She would bemoan and whine each time she eats porridge now.

At Canton-I, when the porridge arrived, we had to force the porridge down Alycia’s throat, literally. She looked glum with the bowl of porridge in front of her  🤐 What was on this girl’s mind was the shop next door that sells Japanese shaved ice desserts! Throughout our dinner at Canton-I, Alycia kept asking when she could have shaved ice, just like a little girl whining and pestering her parents for something 😂 After a quick dinner, we segued a few doors away to Kakigori to satiate Alycia’s craving for Japanese shaved ice while the hubs and mil continued with their dinner at Canton-I.

And so this was Alycia’s actual dinner on Braces Day 4 ~ a bowl of very refreshing Elderberry & Elder Flower Espuma:

The shaved ice dessert  wasn’t cloy sweet but very mildly sweetened with fruit juice topped with espuma (froth) ~ all natural ingredients and well-curated, which justifies why it has a price tag of RM19.

When I expressed shock that I had to pay RM19 for a bowl of shaved ice, Alycia quipped  that RM19 is for her breakfast, lunch and dinner ~ all in one bowl.  Very clever answer 🙄

Kakigori’s Elderberry & Elder Flower Espuma is a new flavour on shaved ice series. The generous portion of shaved ice (each bowl) is big enough to be shared across 2-3 persons. A whole mountain of shaved ice is filled with elderberry syrup all over with a thick layer of Espuma added as topping.  It tastes exactly like having a chilled wild berry yoghurt which gives kicks of sweet and sour berry flavours.  As you venture further into the shaved ice, there will be a little surprise awaiting (chunks of cheese) which  enhances the overall flavour and experience.

As I was rushing off to Uniqlo and Daiso to get some stuff, I left Alycia and Drama Queen at the cafe to enjoy the dessert.  But I will definitely be back at Kakigori with the girls to try other whimsical items from their exciting menu soon, perhaps at the next school holidays.

Kakigori
LG-201A, Lower Ground,
The Gardens Mall, Mid Valley City,
Kuala Lumpur
* Beside Jaya Grocer and few doors away from Canton-I restaurant

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Trip Back To Ipoh (16 – 18 June 2018)

Our stay in Ipoh during the mid-term school holidays this time was a short 3 days 2 nights trip. We couldn’t go back at an earlier date as mum, papa and Roy were still in East Europe. When they returned, it was already the end of the first of two weeks of  school holidays. We could only stay in Ipoh for 2 nights as Alycia had a dental appointment for her braces to be fixed.  But the 3 days were precious. We had a great time bonding and it was the first time we could celebrate Father’s Day in Ipoh on the actual day with papa and the hubs together. Really wished that we could have arranged for a short trip to somewhere near. My wish and plan now is to organize a holiday together during the year-end school holidays to Langkawi, Thailand or some neighboring states or countries.  I’m full of hopes that this holiday will materialize.

On our last night in Ipoh, we had dinner at Tung Koo Teng (Mushroom Hut) food court @ Ipoh Garden. The hubs is happiest when he is back in his hometown digging into all his favorite childhood hawkers fare. Who is not? I’m happiest too when I am back at my parents, being a princess again, for a short few days before my princessy days turn into long Cinderalla days and nights 🤭

Our favorite picks:

Curry laksa (SO yums!) and Hong Kong style chee cheong fun:

Ipoh style ‘kai see hor fun’ and popiah:

Chicken and beef satay; grilled curry stingray fish:

Ice kacang and ‘wan tau long’ jelly (aka Aiyu jelly):

Aiyu jelly is rarely seen in the Klang Valley or other parts of Malaysia. It is only in Ipoh that we get to savor our favorite childhood dessert.  Writing this post is already making me miss all my favorite food in Ipoh. I can’t wait for the next school holidays for our next trip back to home sweet home ❤

 

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Alycia On Braces ~ Day 1 – 4 (20 – 24 June 2018)

Alycia’s B day on 20 June turned out very smoothly. The dentist told us that it would take approximately 1.5 hours for the braces to be fixed but it was completed within an hour. 🙏

While the dentist was working on Alycia’s teeth, I chatted with his wife and later learned that both their children are ASEAN scholars and now studying dentistry.

The procedure looked daunting to me but Miss Cool Cucumber braved through it calmly. I was the one who was feeling anxious and nervous the whole day 🤪 Hopefully Alycia will brave through the 4 teeth extraction just as calmly too when the time comes!

I offered to cook porridge for the girl but she refused; she hates porridge. She ordered ‘yee mee’ and her wish was my command, she had ‘yee mee’ with minced pork and egg sauce for dinner. I offered to cut up the noodles but she rejected my offer too. She said blended and cut up food looks disgusting. Oh well, let’s see! Her first dinner was still A-OK but not the next…

The next day, Alycia could hardly bite onto any solid food. Not even soft bread. She had mashed avocado, yoghurt and homemade Korean vinegar ice lolly (with cut kiwi and Japanese jelly) for her meals the whole day. Drama Queen made smoothie (mango + banana + orange) for her che che.   I stocked up my fridge with many cups of yoghurt as that’s the only food that she could and wants to eat.  Alycia still refused porridge or soup with rice.

On day 2 and 3, Alycia finally succumbed to porridge and I quickly went out to get her some yummo porridge. But seeing Alycia eat porridge is a torture both for her and me 🤢 She was just swallowing it down her throat, and quietly whining away not because of the pain but how much she hates to eat porridge.

Alycia is definitely going to lose some weight as she’s eating so little  since the day the braces was put up. Tonight we will be going to the mall for dinner and for another round of book-shopping. It looks definite that we will have to choose a Chinese restaurant that serves porridge or soup. Whether Alycia likes it or not, she will have to pinch her nose and swallow down her food coz she will be going back to school on Monday and she needs the energy.  She looked pretty weak and pale yesterday and kept complaining of being hangry but not being able to eat anything except yoghurt (which she has started to get sick of).  All in all, despite the discomfort when she eats, Alycia is taking it all in her stride. She is still going to the gym, tennis lessons, visiting relatives, chatting and laughing, albeit laughing is yet another annoyance which she is still trying to overcome.  Soon when the foreign object/braces is well accepted by Alycia’s mouth, she will be able to eat everything again and she can’t wait for the day to come when she can eat chocolate, biscuits, crabs and all her favorite food again.

 

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Braces For Alycia

On the first day of the school holidays last Monday, I brought Alycia and Drama Queen to the dentist to have their teeth assessed for braces.

An X-ray of their jaw / teeth was taken before the dentist can confirm if it’s a green light or yellow light for the girls.

Alycia would require 4 of her primolar extracted (OUCCCCCH!!!!!). Honestly, I really wish that Alycia doesn’t have to go through so much pain to have perfectly aligned teeth to look prettier.

When I was Alycia’s age, mum gave me the option to choose whether I wanted my 4 teeth extracted and wear braces or live with having a Snaggletooth (aka vampire tooth). I chose the latter.  I have a low pain threshold and at that time, having a Snaggletooth was the beauty trend in Japan and many Japanese girls went through pain just to have a Snaggletooth attached!

The X-ray and scaling for Alycia and Drama Queen cost RM740!  We will have to pay RM2,500 for Alycia’s braces tomorrow and thereafter RM200 each month for about 24 months.  The cost for the braces for each child costs RM6,500 excluding cost of X-ray and other miscellaneous charges 😓

Alycia’s appointment with the dentist to have the braces fixed is tomorrow (Wednesday, 20 June) and a few weeks later, have her 4 teeth extracted (2 teeth from each side to be removed each time).

As for Sherilyn, one of my customers who is a dentist read my Facebook posting on the girls’ dental procedure and told me about Myobrace.

The Myobrace System is a preventive pre-orthodontic treatment that focuses on addressing the underlying causes of crooked teeth, often without the need for braces or extraction of teeth, unlocking natural growth and development. Treatment is best suited to children aged 3 to 15 and involves using a series of removable intra-oral appliances that are worn for 1-2 hours each day plus overnight while sleeping.

I will fix an appointment with another dentist (who happens to be Cass’ kindy classmate’s mother whom I know) for Sherilyn and Cass to be assessed for Myobrace.

Since the first dental appointment, Alycia’s primary worry is not so much the pain and discomfort that she will have to endure but what she will not be able to eat for a long time ~ nuts and chocolate (which are her absolute favorite), biscuits, steak, etc. I told her that she will have no choice but to eat porridge (which she hates) for the first few days but my silly girl says she’s going to live on bread. I’ll see…

Today I bought ‘lar jar pau’ aka Messy Bun / Dirty Bun for Alycia, which is one of her favorite pastries. With braces on, I know my OCD girl will stay away from such messy food.

Drama Queen brought forward her chocolate chip cookie baking project to today so that Alycia could eat them before the braces are put on. She even made 2 batches from 2 different recipes so that her che che can stuff herself silly with chocolate chip cookies before her B day tomorrow 😬

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Ipoh Trip ~ 16 June 2018

We were very early for our 8:35 a.m. ETS this time as we didn’t have breakfast at McD or Burger King.  I told the hubs that having breakfast at the station was a complete waste of time. I bento-ed fried rice and apples for the girls to eat on the train instead.

My papa and younger brother couldn’t pick us up from the Ipoh train station as papa had inadvertently left both sets of his car keys in his car when he manually locked the car. And the other car had a flat tyre in the morning when papa went to the market  to get coconut water for us. He had to change the tyre by the side of the road in the hot sun. Double whammy!

We took a Grab car to my parents ~ with 6 people crammed into the car including the driver and it was only a Proton Preve car.

Lunch was at our favorite kopitiam at the neighborhood.

After lunch, I took Cass to Kinta Cinty to claim her reward. I told before her exam that if her ‘position’ is within 20 in the entire Primary 4 (of 6 classes), she gets her wish of owning any novel that she wants.

Her reward was a Harry Potter book plus bonus of 3 other books on special offer at only RM10 each.

At the Claw Machine at the mall, while observing people play, Cass spotted a young man carrying a backpack and slinging a shoulder bag for his girlfriend.

Cass – mum, I feel REALLY SORRY for the man. Look…

Me – (ROTFL!) then make sure you don’t do that to your boyfriend in future

Cass – hell no. I will never have a boyfriend.

Me – oh really? Let’s see…

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Vegetable Paint Stamping

One of Cass’ Art projects in school last week was vegetable paint stamping.  Being an arty type, she was excited naturally. I remember that this activity was one of my favorite when I was Cass’ age and I never got tired of it. Mum who was a teacher, would show my brothers and I how to carve patterns on halved potatoes for the stamping. Mum even managed to get us banana stems for the stamping. We would line our house floor with newspapers, sat on the floor for an hour or so doing vegetable stamping and were very easily contented with life way back in the early to mid 1980s.

During school holidays, mum would bring us to the supermarket and each of us would be treated to a punnet of Cadbury mini chocolate thins. That was our little luxury that mum splurged on us during the holidays.  Evenings were always spent outdoors playing and climbing trees after watching Scooby Doo and Flinstones.  Dinner was always at 6-ish p.m. and bed time was at 9 p.m. Our lives were very structured, with no tuition during our primary school years, no computer and no mobile phones. No evil distraction from electrical gadgets.

Back to Cass. A day before the art project,  I showed Cass how to cut the vegetables. She had a great time cutting the vegetables, though she struggled with cutting the lotus root which was very hard.

But when Cass returned from school, downhearted, she told me that her vegetable stamping piece was a disaster.  The paint to water ratio was done incorrectly, resulting in stamps that were hideous. I felt really bad for her.

This school holiday, we are going to have another try at veg paint stamping. This time, let me be the teacher.  Yours truly scored an A1  for Arts in SPM, though I was in the Science stream *ahem*

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Savvy Minerals Lipstick

Two months ago in April, in my very first purchase from Young Living, I ordered my  first Savvy lipstick and I am so in love with it!  The color I chose was Wish (Nude Rose) and the color suits my skin color to a tee!

What I like about Savvy lipstick is that the colors are slightly glossy and very natural. Not the striking red, bright orange or fluorescent pink type of colors. Before this purchase, I was hunting around for a glossy lipstick that’s made from natural ingredients with no harsh chemicals and lead. And I finally found my baby at Young Living!  I can’t wait to try their lip gloss in my next purchase.

Why should I get lipstick from Savvy Minerals by Young Living?

Because all other lipsticks out there have LEAD.

Lead is a known carcinogen found in lipsticks and hair dyes but never listed because it is a contaminant and not an ingredient.

When you kiss your kids, lead gets into their system through their lips or skin. When you eat with your lipstick on, you ingest lead and chemicals.

Remove the worry and ONLY USE SAVVY LIPSTICK and LIPGLOSS from Young Living.

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How to test Lipstick for “Lead”.

Lead is a chemical which causes cancer.

Recently a brand called, “Red Earth” decreased their prices from HK$67 to HK$9.90. It contained lead.

Brands which contain Lead :-

1. Christian Dior – 4
2. LANCOME – 2
3. CLINIQUE – 2
4. Y.S.L – 5
5. ESTEE LAUDER – 3
6. SHISEIDO – 2
7. RED EARTH (Lip Gloss) – 2
8. CHANEL (Lip Conditioner) – 2

The higher the number of lead the higher the content which means a greater chance of causing Cancer. After doing this test, we found Y.S.L. lipstick to contain the most lead. It is not easy to “REMOVE” because of the lead. Watch out for those lipsticks which are suppose to stay on longer.

Here is a test you can do yourself:

1. Put some lipstick on your hand
2. Use a 24k-14k Gold ring to scratch on the lipstick
3. If the lipstick color changes to black in time then you know the lipstick contains lead

Share this information to all your girl friends (copy and paste).

If you wish to purchase this lipstick at member price, click here  to sign up as member (signing up online is so easy and fast!) or email me at shireenyong@gmail.com. You can also Whatsapp / call me at 019 266 4290.

 

Photo credit: Oily Families on Facebook

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Kids And Chinese Whispers

I have learned something yesterday. When my daughters tell me a piece of news, I have to expect it to be only 95% accurate. And had I believed it to be 100% true, I’d have made a fool out of myself.

Yesterday Cass told me that her classmate, S’s father had passed away and that her friend had not gone to school for 3 days. I was flabbergasted as I know S’s dad. We had met in a few of the class parties and birthday parties. He was about my age. I could not believe that he had such a short life. I was thinking about his death the whole afternoon.  I wanted to send a Whatsapp message to the class teacher to ask if the girl was OK, how she’s coping with her dad’s passing and how the father died.  But I was worried that Cass’ class teacher would think that I am a KPC, so I Whatsapped D’s mother whom I have made friends with since last year to ask if she knew of the unexpected death.

Thank God I Whatsapped D’s mother instead of the class teacher.  D’s mother later found out from D that it is NOT S’s father who had passed away but her grand father instead!  Had I Whatsapped the class teacher to ask, I would have made myself look like a ludicrous KPC! 😅

Moral of the story is this ~ never trust a kid’s words 100%.  What they hear from their teachers and friends can sometimes be like a Chinese Whispers (or Telephone) game. They hear something else and tell other people a distorted story.

Also keep your secrets from an under-10 kid.  She may promise you, cross her heart and swear to die if  she lets out the secret; and the next thing you know, she had let the cat out of the bag to your relative or friend by a slip of her tongue!

Pix below were taken at Cass’ school yesterday. There was a Parents Appreciation Day in school and for the first time ever, the school organized an event where the students had to publicly declare their love and appreciation to their parents with such filial piety acts as giving their parents’ a shoulder massage, feet wash, feet massage, hugs and words of love and appreciation.

In Confucian philosophy, filial piety (Chinese: xiào) is a virtue of respect for one’s parents, elders, and ancestors.  It is a norm for Chinese schools  to teach  filial piety.

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Essential Rewards June Order From Young Living

I received my Essential Rewards order for June from Young Living yesterday and I immediately diffused the Eucalyptus Radiata at night.  Ever since I started diffusing a mix of Eucalyptus, Peppermint and Thieves during bed time at night, my Allergic Rhinitis is under control. I hardly have nasal congestion and sneezing when I wake up in the morning.

Receiving my parcel from Young Living every month makes me very happy! It’s like waiting for a present to arrive every month and you can’t wait to use the contents inside.

After shower last night, I rubbed two drops of Cedarwood onto my scalp.  Young Living essential oils are very pure and concentrated. One or two drop is enough  for me to massage my entire scalp and while there is still some oil on my palm, I rub the oil on my  face and hair. Cedarwood essential oil helps reduce dry or flaky scalp. It stimulates the scalp and increases circulation. This oil has a very  pleasant woody aroma too and can double up as a perfume.

I also rubbed a drop of Orange Essential Oil on my neck, nostrils and temples. I love the scent of orange essential oil. It can really give me an instant mood lift like an euphoric magic!

According to research, the benefits of orange oil include:

  • Fighting cancerous tumors
  • Increasing circulation
  • Killing bacteria and pathogens
  • Decreasing wrinkles
  • Improving complexion
  • Easing anxiety
  • Decreasing hypertension

Today I tried the Lemon-Sandalwood bar soap made from 100% pure therapeutic essential oils with no harsh chemicals. The soap is non-drying, very creamy and produces a nice amount of suds, without SLS or paraben. I use it to wash my face and body. You will step out of the bathroom smelling fresh but without the lingering perfume fragrance from regular soaps.

Young Living Bar Soaps are:

    • 100% vegetable based formula
    • Suitable for all skin types
    • Contain fatty acids (such as vegetable oils) and glycerin that combat over-drying
    • Infused with 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oils
    • Formulated without synthetic ingredients such as parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, glycols, sulfates, synthetic dyes or colorants, EDTA, or animal-derived ingredients.
    • Organically grown ingredients

There is really something magical and mystical about these essential oils.  They  are plant life, God’s creation in nature. I am starting to fall in love with them!

Let me know if you need help to get the essential oils and the diffuser set. I can get them for you at wholesale price.  Just drop me an email  at shireenyong@gmail.com.  You can also click here  to sign up as member (signing up online is so easy and fast!) or Whatsapp / call me at 019 266 4290.

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Sunday, 3 June 2018

Today a guest pastor was invited to preach at the 5 p.m. evening service.  Good thing the girls followed me to church as the topic was such a profound and important one, especially for children and adults too. The topic was on Honoring Grandparents and Parents.  When the pastor touched on the punishment for dishonoring parents, which is “punishment by death” as stated in the bible, I made sure that the girls were listening and paying attention to the pastor.  In many verses in the bible, it is written that the punishment for dishonoring one’s father and mother is death.   “Honour thy father and thy mother” is one of the Ten Commandments in the Hebrew Bible.

I don’t remember myself as a wayward and stubborn child when I was young. My brothers and I were very fearful of papa. He was very stern, short-fused and man of few words. And I’ve inherited my papa’s short temper and impatience😟  Now I know why papa was always deep in his thoughts and short-fused. He has mellowed down so much now that he has retired and enjoying his twilight years traveling the world with mum, with zero stress in life.   I don’t understand why my kids are so different from me when I was their age. We dared not answer back our parents rudely, lest we got slapped on the face or whacked with a cane with no warning.  My girls, when given NO as an answer would retaliate rudely and arrogantly and fight all the way till they get a YES from me. But I have learned not to succumb to their whims and fancies. The girls have learned to accept ‘having to live with dad and mum’s decision, period’.  I always get my nerves shot arguing with my girls.  Someone once told her friend that “my mum is crazy” and her sister whistleblew it to me. Of course I was mad as hops. Long story short, yesterday’s sermon on honoring thy parents was an apt topic for the girls and me as well.

We were supposed to finish up  all the leftover food at home for dinner, but the hubs had a whim to eat steamed fish or Ba Ku Teh. And he asked me to accompany him.  I don’t fancy going out for dinner on Sunday nights or a weekday as we will be back late and the Cinderella in me has to be in bed by 10 p.m. But the girls said that I should go on a date with their dad and forced me to go. And there’s an ulterior motive behind these cunning little Machavellians!  When the cat is away, the rats party away!   Before I left, I gave instruction to Drama Queen and Alycia to keep any unfinished food in the fridge, wash the dishes, wipe the table, keep the clothes and mop the floor. They promised me but I had this motherly gut instinct that these brats wouldn’t honor their words and I was dang right!

When we were back an hour later, nothing was done. NOTHING! Not even half a task. I couldn’t believe it.  Someone was hooked on her phone at a dark corner while the other was locked inside her room, God knows what she was doing inside.  The littlest one was using my PC to do her homework. The house was in a frigging mess with cold food and dirty dishes still on the table and sink. The wok was not washed.  The pot with sweet potato tong sui inside was lying on the stove. And it was already 9-ish p.m.  I could not accept the fact that they  took my instructions and their promise lightly without any care or worry that I would be mad if nothing was done. This means that  they didn’t even give a rat’s patootie to their mother’s feelings.  I was mad as a wet hen and harangued at them profusely, with words as sharp as  dagger  that should never come out from my mouth flying out from my hothead. During the tsunami of harsh words and flying temper, all 3 girls were suddenly SO good and were like angels, putting down everything they were doing to do what they were supposed to do. Within half an hour, all the chores were completed.

Though I was burnt to a crisp after a long day, I was insomniac, with fire still burning inside me. It didn’t help that the food that we ate for dinner had SO MUCH frigging MSG in it that I was downing cups after cups of water yet the thirst was unquenchable. Double whammy!  I was up every 2 hours to pee.  I woke up the next morning feeling like shit, with all my energy sucked out from me.

Someone had her phone confiscated and  had to steal her sister’s phone to bring it along with her to tuition the next morning.

Delish like crazy but the aftermath was disastrous!

Moral of the story for me:
Do not go to a new eatery on a Sunday or weekday night. Only go to an eatery that I know has little or no MSG or won’t make me thirsty as a desert camel.
Do not go out for dinner on a Sunday or weekday night leaving the 3 brats at home alone and hoping that they will help to complete unfinished chores.

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Zero GST First Day ~ 1 June 2018

Today is the first day of 0 GST and I have already saved almost RM100 from all my purchases from in-store to online.  I was smiling and rejoicing away at 99 Speedmart as I was counting the amount saved for each item that I purchased this morning.  For 6 items, I have saved almost RM6.  My online purchase from Young Living this month is cheaper by almost RM40!  Multiply all the daily savings from GST with 365 days and man, I am going to save hundreds and thousands of Ringgit!

A BIG thank you to our new PM and government for abolishing the GST. You have indeed brought a BIG relief to the Rakyat. I can’t thank you enough Tun Dr Mahathir!  As for the kleptocrats, may karma come after you all and bite you back like how you had bitten so ferociously and heartlessly.  None of the Rakyat can fathom how a human can have avarice like a bottomless pit like yours 😡

I never knew a trillion has how many digits until now!  Bet you never knew too, eh?

Besides 0-GST, there’re more savings from reduced toll rates and possibly abolishment of toll. And fuel prices too.

Happy days are here to come, yo 😊

Happy weekend and happy tax holiday! Quickly buy  and eat all that you want these 3 months while we are tax-free but don’t burn a hole in your wallet 🤑

For those who are still in the dark on the taxes, besides going Zero GST on 1 June 2018, the Government has also granted a 3-month tax holiday to Malaysians before the re-implementation of the Sales and Services Tax (SST) on 1 September 2018.

So yeah, go forth and indulge in a little retail therapy. I am SO excited thinking about it 😊

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