Cassandra’s Appointment With Urologist – 4 Sept 2020

So the urologist’s nurse finally gave me a date to bring Cass to see Dr Susan. We waited for more than 3 months since the MRU procedure on 18 May 2020 to get this appointment with me calling the nurse every week. And if it wasn’t because Cass got a UTI attack two weeks ago, the nurse wouldn’t have given me a date so soon.   I don’t blame her as this is a government hospital with a long list of patients waiting to see Dr Susan, the head of Urology Dept of HKL.  She could get me an appointment to see just any junior urologist but I only want Dr Susan to manage Cass’ complicated issue.   I can see that priority is given to dire needs patients, i.e. those with cancer or other pressing issues.

As usual, we had to ‘camp’ at HKL for almost the entire day just waiting, from 10 a.m. through 3-ish p.m..  Cass is now scheduled to undergo two diagnostic tests before Dr Susan can decide on the next course of action: a cystoscopy (bladder scope) scheduled in November 2020 and a MAG3 scan in December 2020.  Cass will have to be sedated under GA for the cystoscopy.

A renal MAG3 (Mercaptuacetyltriglycine) scan is a diagnostic nuclear medicine test that allows the doctor to see Cass’ kidneys and learn more about how they are functioning.  A radiopharmaceutical called Technetium-99m MAG3 will be injected into one of Cass’ veins. Technetium-99m MAG3 has a tiny amount of radioactive molecules in it. A special camera, called a gamma camera, is used to take pictures of the kidneys once the radiopharmaceutical has been injected.  During the briefing by the radiologist, I was told that after the MAG3 procedure, it’s best to avoid touching Cass as the radioactive materials can be transferred to anyone touching her. She will need to drink loads of water to flush out the radioactive materials.

This is the creepy old building that houses the radiotherapy and oncology unit at HKL.  We had to wait for almost an hour to get a date for the MAG3 scan and for a briefing by the radiologist.

From the specialist clinics building, Cass and I had to walk for about 10 minutes under the drizzle to this building and stopped twice to ask the patrolling police officers for directions. HKL is a very huge place with many buildings for different units. Patients and staff often have to walk from one building to another.  We walked past the A&E of HKL, the creepy place that still gives me nightmares 😱.   If only this congenital issue is covered by our insurer, I’ll choose a private hospital, any time.



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RMCO Day 89 ~ Sunday, 6 September 2020

Today is the eve of Cass’ exam but this brat is as usual super chillax and not at all nervy or hung up 🙄  She’s always been one who’s able to hold her nerve in most situations and that’s the reason why I can leave her alone at the hospital overnight for 3 nights.

Last night she stayed up late to finish up the thank you card for Ms L, her erstwhile class teacher and asked me to bring her to the post box to drop the card.

Then she dragged me to the stationery shop so that she could have her homemade bookmarks laminated. She’s been drawing these bookmarks whenever she had the time. She walked to the stationery shop and told the shop assistant that she wanted her stack of bookmarks laminated without first checking on the cost. When I went into the stationery shop and asked whether she checked the price with the assistant, she said NO 🙄.   The laminating, cutting and smoothening of the edges cost RM7, duh!  I could have bought a stack of bookmarks with RM7! Feeling guilty, she said that she would pay for the laminating herself 😁

Drawn by a true-blue Potterhead:

Hubs has been working at full steam the entire day today with events at a corporate client’s place.  I went to his shop twice to collect extra food for us.

Blimey, what a lot of food!  The girls could have the yummy seafood + mushroom pasta for a few lunches.

In the evening, my good friend B, Whatsapped me whilst she was on the ETS train from Ipoh – KL telling me that she’s got a surprise for me and would be meeting me at my condo at 6:30 p.m.  But a little drama happened at Rawang and the train got stalled and another train had to be summoned to ferry the stranded passengers back to KL. Despite the 2 hours delay, B still dropped by my condo  at night to pass me my favorite mooncakes from the famous Ming Yue Confectionary in Ipoh. I am really touched beyond words and blessed for having such a wonderful friend.  Thank you B 😘

Ming Yue Confectionary in Ipoh sells the cheapest mooncakes without any compromise on the quality and taste.  The assorted nuts mooncake at only RM10 a piece (only RM10!!) is loaded with fresh and crunchy nuts and seeds and not coyly sweet. Every bite is loaded with fresh crunchy nuts!  Perfect for those on keto diet.  If you’re thinking of trying their mooncakes, be prepared to spend at least half an hour to an hour queuing up.



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Cassandra’s Hospitalization (Saturday, 29 Aug – Tuesday, 1 Sept 2020)

For the first time in her life, Cass spent 3 nights alone at the hospital. Much as I would like to stay with her, I have trouble falling asleep on anywhere that’s not a bed, made worse with nurses coming in every two hourly to do their routine temperature check. At 12 midnight every night, Cass had to be given antibiotics infusion via IV. Without quality sleep, it’s difficult to avoid falling sick. Thus I had to make a tough decision to leave my baby girl alone at the hospital. But knowing that she’s at a 5-star hospital with almost 5-star service, I was at peace and assured that she was in good hands.

And being the tough cookie that she’s always been, Cass had no complaint being left along in the hospital. She’s always wanted freedom and not being fussed and babied at just because she has an issue with her health. Finally she had her taste of freedom. And she ended up missing me! Whenever it was time for me to leave the hospital, she would asked if I could stay just a little longer 😂

Cass’ first lunch. Menu would be hand delivered to us every evening for next day’s meals.

The omelette wrap looks simple but it’s pretty tasty, though not salty or oily, befitting a meal for kids in the pediatric ward.

Tuna bolognese pasta:

Our top favorite dish – grilled rosemary chicken chop:

Chicken breast sandwich:

Tuna sandwich:

Breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner in bed – something that her OCD mum would never ever allow at home 😁

 

 

My afternoon snacks – my favorite Emping Belinjau chips and  raw sour mango bought from the sundry store and MBG at the hospital:

On the day of her discharge, when we were about to leave the room, Cass told me that she’s going to miss her hospital stay. She missed being pampered, having all her meals in bed and not having to do homework.  She kept turning back to look at the room and said that she’s going to be back.  Knock on wood!!

 

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Cassandra’s Hospitalization ~ Day 3 (Monday, 31 August 2020)

Today is our country’s 63rd National Day celebration and Cass and I are still cooped up in the pediatric ward of Pantai Hospital. She and I, we seem to be always stuck with each other in the hospital from the moment she breathed her first breath 😧. I always have this hunch that in our previous life, we were twins. We even have telepathy over each other.  I actually knew it a few days before she had the latest UTI attack.  My right eye lid twitched and vibrated intensely for a few seconds. It’s kind of scary that I seem to be able to sense premonition about her and my other girls. My eye lids never fail to give me forebodings – 9 out of 10 times. Thus when my eye lid twitches (especially the right one), I always pray for help and try to be super duper paranoia and careful.

This is going to be a short post with more photos to do the talking.  I have to drag my arse off my chair to the bed soon. Tomorrow is going to be a long day.  After dropping off Sherilyn in school in the morning, I have to rush to the hospital to prep for Cass’ discharge.  This is going to take the entire morning. It’s going to be a tense day for me as I am still uncertain if our insurer will approve this claim. I’ll know during discharge tomorrow.  Wish me luck and do pray for me that this hospital stay will be approved by our insurer. It’s going to be a costly bill that includes several blood works, urine culture, several urine tests, ultrasound scan, Covid-19 swab test, PPE suits, costly antibiotics infusion via drips and oral antibiotics. Damn the antibiotics, something that I try so hard to avoid for my girls and myself but alas I have to give in to it.  I also need prayers for Cass to never have another UTI again as each UTI will cause harm to her kidneys. Thus, the moment she felt pain on her  right kidney, I stopped home remedies and brought her to the hospital.

On day 1 (Saturday) at Pantai Hospital’s A&E where we spent the entire morning through afternoon there:

Cass got her wish of having a huge Subway sandwich for lunch (grilled chicken breast) – something that I always feel reluctant to buy as I can easily prep this for her at home, except that I can’t find Subway kind of foot long buns.

Blood and urine samples were taken at the A&E too. No need to run to another block this time.  Even my credit card was swiped at the A&E vs. at the Admission & Discharge Department in previous times.

Covid rapid antigen nose swab as part of pre admission SOP was done at the A&E too.  For this procedure,  the long wire-like apparatus that’s shoved into your nostril is enough to make even the burliest of dude to have cold feet but this fella laughed after the 3-second procedure, albeit teary eyed from the discomfort, making the nurse and I laugh too. She’s a real trooper, trained from infant to endure all these pricking and prodding.  Cass had a long nasal tube inserted from her nostril into her throat without sedation during her stay at GMC Penang when she was 13 months old. I still shudder each time I have flash back of her going into a shock when the nurse inserted the nasal tube into her nostril.

See the PPE suits that the nurses donned on? The cost of the PPE will be included into our bill.  All the doctors, nurses and radiologist who attended to Cass had to don on PPE suits and these will be added to our bill 😭

Our room on the 5th floor: 

Though it’s a double bed room, we get to have the entire room to ourselves as there isn’t any other patient occupying that bed. I’m not allowed to sleep on the vacant bed though.

We were given a complimentary toiletry set and brand new fleece blanket in baby blue. We thought that the blanket is the hospital’s but today when Cass dropped a piece of chicken chop on it and I passed it to the nurse to send it to the laundry, I was told that it’s complimentary as well.  Very nice! Wait till the bill comes!

Ultrasound scan of her kidneys and urinary tract. Thank God there was no sign of inflammation of the kidneys. What a tensed moment for me waiting for the procedure to be over before I asked the radiologist the condition of Cass’ kidneys. Renal function blood test was done too and it’s A-OK as well.  PTL!

With such excellent services, friendly and helpful staff, clean room and toilet and not forgetting the airline-like food that we get to choose from a menu brought to us personally by a staff, I am very certain that the bill will run up to at least RM6k!  Dear God, please let our insurer absorb 90% of the hospital bill  🤞🙏

To be continued soon…

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Cassandra is Hospitalized

Hi all!  I just got back from the hospital. Cass has to be hospitalized for UTI.  Her pediatrician is extra careful with her whenever she has a UTI attack as she’s got a right duplex kidney and had Grade III Kidney Reflux. He’s very cautious over the bacteria traveling up to her kidneys and scarring them. Thus each time Cass has a UTI with pain on the right kidney, he will order for her to be hospitalized with antibiotics infusion via IV.

It’s 11:10 p.m. now and I’ve got to force myself to my bedroom and force myself to get some sleep, though I’ll be worrying about Cass alone in the hospital by herself. It’s her first time sleeping alone in a foreign place without anyone of us with her.  But I trust that she’s in good hands at a 5-star hospital with 5-star service.  And I’m praying hard that the fever will break by tomorrow and she can be discharged by Monday.  Also praying hard that our insurer will approve this claim, else it’s going to be a BIG OUCH to our hearts and pockets 😭.

To be continued with more stories and photos as soon as I have the time to sit down in front of my PC again.

 

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Hosting A Golf Tournament

If you are looking to host an event for charity that includes community involvement, you want to consider doing some type of golf tournament. Many people will take the time to volunteer for it and attend. It’s also something that many people can have fun doing and is fit for all ages. Hosting a tournament allows you to reach out to several people far and wide. Here are a few things you need to prepare for in order to make it a success.

Location

You should find a good spot that allows people from all over to attend. A nice course can get even more interested in attending. If you let the owner know your situation, they may offer you a special rate or give you some discounts that can help with the funds for your charity.

Celebration

The more people that enter, the better flexibility you have with prizes. You can make different levels and sections for people to register in, and you can have various contests for things like the longest drive, longest putt, and closest to the hole. Prizes could include things like golf tournament trophies, cash, or golfing equipment.

Promotion

You should be promoting your event as much as you can. Put ads on the radio, in the newspaper, and on tv. If you can get a popular speaker or celebrity to come, that could really help get the word out too. Try and pick a good time of year to do it. Choosing a weekend that isn’t a holiday is smart so more people will be available to come.

Information

Have plenty of information about the charity you are supporting. People can take pamphlets and cards so they can learn more. You want the event to inspire others to join you in fighting for the cause. The activities are great, but make sure you are flooding the event with resources that show people what it’s really all about.

Hosting a golf tournament for a charity is a great way to raise money. You can help inspire others to join you in your fight while having fun playing the game.

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7 Modern Updates for Your Home

Your home’s design should spark joy and comfort, as well as offering an easy-to-manage environment that doesn’t get on top of you. Modern design is popular for this reason, as it creates a more open, updated, and manageable space, as well as introducing updated aspects that make everything a little easier than it used to be.

Here are 7 great modern updates you can introduce to your home, any time.

1.  Smart Technology
No modern home would be complete without smart technology. Smart tech has fast taken over almost every aspect of the home. Consider:

i.    A smart security system, such as cameras or a video doorbell
ii.   Smart heating to more easily control your home’s temperature
iii.  Smart lighting, to control your home lights from anywhere
iv.  Smart voice technology, so you can control your home simply with your voice

2. LED Lighting
Modern and sleek lighting design for your home should include LED options. LEDs are flexible for any room of your home, meaning you can alternate design depending on the room. You may want brighter LED strip lighting for the kitchen or under cabinets, and you may want bright overhead LEDs for your living space. LEDs are versatile lighting options.

3. Open Plan Living
For more open and modern living, try embracing an open plan. If you already have the space to work with, then ensure that your design between kitchen and living space is consistent and works well as a complete picture. If you don’t already have an open plan, you can consider knocking down a wall if you’re able, or else trying to create a more fluid living situation, like switching rooms around so that the living space is directly next to the kitchen (and taking off the door from the frame is always an option).

4. Sleek Kitchen Cabinets
Eliminate any old-fashioned cabinets with period features like antique handles and update your kitchen cabinets to a simple, bright design. You may want to replace old cabinets with soft push-to-open designs to get rid of handles altogether.

5. A More Modern Fireplace
If you enjoy having a fireplace, but want to eliminate the traditional or period design, you can always update to a wall-mounted or inbuilt electric fireplace, to complement the sleek and modern design of your home while still being able to enjoy the warmth of a cozy fire. Companies like stonewoods.co.uk provide a variety of modern fireplace designs, suited for any home.

6. Switch to Minimalism
Avoid outdated clutter altogether and switch to minimalist living, so that you can have a bright and open space which only uses the basics of modern design features so that your home feels clear and fresh.

7. Modern Art
Introduce modern art to your living space to give it that edge. Bold and geometric shapes can add a more modern touch, and think plainer art pieces in black and white rather than extensive and colorful canvases or portraits.

Whether you’ve always been a lover of a more modern design scheme, or whether you would like to switch and try something new, these 7 modern updates are must-haves for your home.

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How to Avoid Getting Sick

It’s safe to say that no one likes being sick. Being under the weather usually involves missing work or school and having to cancel plans with friends, not to mention all of the nasty symptoms and potential long-term health consequences that accompany various illnesses. Contracting an illness is unavoidable in many cases, but adhering to the following guidelines will increase your chances of staying healthy.

Get Enough Sleep
Studies have shown that the vast majority of adults require seven to nine hours of sleep each night in order to keep our immune systems in optimal condition. Skimping on sleep weakens the body’s natural defense system and makes it more susceptible to infection. Warding off sickness isn’t the only reason to get a healthy amount of sleep: sleep-deprived people have difficulty with concentration and memory, and lack of sleep has been linked to weight gain.

Man sleeping

Stay Away from Sick People
Since many diseases are contagious, a good way to avoid contracting one is to stay away from anyone who admits to feeling sick or shows symptoms. In addition to catching an illness from the respiratory droplets of an infected person, it is also very easy to get sick by touching something that an infected person recently touched. Avoid germ-covered objects for a fighting chance at staying sickness-free.

Eat a Healthy Diet
Food is fuel, and giving your body high-quality fuel is one of the best ways to make sure that it operates efficiently and is unlikely to succumb to any particular sickness. Fruits, vegetables, lean meats and whole grains are important parts of a well-balanced diet. When in doubt, try to include as many different colors on your plate during any given meal as possible. There is nothing wrong with enjoying the occasional sweet treat, but it is best to keep highly processed and sugary desserts to a minimum.

Fresh & Colorful Fruits and Vegetables Free Stock Photo

Keep Yourself Hydrated
The human body is composed of up to 60% water, and drinking several glasses a day keeps all of the body’s internal processes running smoothly. If you do manage to come into contact with an illness-causing virus or bacteria, you will be able to fight it off much more effectively if your body is well-hydrated. Try carrying a water bottle with you or keeping a full glass of water by your side to make it easy and convenient to drink throughout the day.

Getting sick is never fun, but there are many ways to be proactive and stave off illness. Try to take steps each day to improve both your physical and mental health, and both your body and your mind will thank you in the long run.

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RMCO Day 76 – 79 (24 – 27 August 2020) ~ Random Updates

I love the colors of sunrise – the cheery scattering colors of apricot, pink, blue, grey and white splashed across the crack of dawn.  I know I’ve posted many similar pictures of sunrise in my blogs and I am still going to post more as I can never get enough of it.   If I could capture the most beautiful sunrise, only then, will I stop capturing them. Every sunrise gives me a brand new hope of a new beginning and a new ending to bad events and memories.

Sunrise on Wednesday, 26 August 2020 @ 6:55 a.m.

Sunrise on Thursday, 27 August 2020 @ 6:45 a.m.

If you look hard enough, you will see that KL Tower is illuminated in the colours of the Jalur Gemilang (Malaysia flag) in commemoration of our country’s upcoming Independence Day.

Cass is down with a mild UTI attack since Sunday and I’m self-treating her at home. I’m praying very hard that the pesky bacteria will not get a chance to travel up to her kidneys.  Thus, Cass has to follow my strict anti-UTI regimen. If she gets high fever with pain on her kidneys, then she has to be hospitalized.

A very meaty lunch on Monday with hubs.  Totally not my kind of lunch with an overload of protein, though I’m on a low-carb diet. My perfect kind of meal would be 70% vegetables, 10% carbs and 20% meat. As I get older, I find that my body cannot stomach too much meat or food for that matter. I find that I can still stay healthy with the bare minimum of food and lots of clear fluids.

Our edible garden on a squeezy balcony:

If you’re an avid edible garden planter, you’ll see that we have spring onions, sand ginger, Thai purple basil, stink grass (good for body detox and actually smells great), Malabar purple spinach and Chinese celery.  The spring onions are planted from purple onions, Malabar purple spinach from stems and Chinese celery from the root end  of the bunch after we ate the top part. So do not discard your vegetable stems and kitchen scraps.  They can be regrown into beautiful organic vegetables.  Everyday kitchen scraps from vegetables can be turned into new ones very quickly that even apartment-dwellers can do, and it’s a good way to teach kids about where food comes from.  We use organic soil and use kitchen scraps (egg shells, fruit peels, unwanted fruits, etc) as organic fertilizer.



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Importance Of Having Good Kitchen Knives

To dish out a good meal, you need three things: fresh ingredients, cooking techniques, and a few good cooking tools. Having the right equipment helps the cook to execute the job more efficiently. Whether it’s a frying pan, wok or a set of great kitchen knives, great kitchenware makes cooking a joy.

What I really need in the kitchen to help me dish out a mean meal for my family is a good frying pan/wok and a set of sharp knives.  I am very particular with my pairing knife and chef’s knife as I use them daily to cut fruits, chop vegetables and julienne onions, garlic and root vegetables.

Most well equipped kitchens have a handful of knives for different purposes. But if you are just getting started, a good chef’s knife is where you want to begin. For almost every job, a good chef’s knife will nearly always do the trick.  A sharp knife does a better job of cutting or slicing food, which is obvious enough, but it also lets you work faster and safer.

If you’re a parent who enjoys cooking healthy meals for your loved ones, you will agree that a good set of kitchen knifes really helps get the job done in a breeze.  A good and sharp knife from Tuo Cutlery helps you to slice meat and vegetables into consistent size and thickness effortlessly. It gives you more control over the knife with less slippage.  The Fiery Phoenix series of knives from Tuo Cutlery were selected as one of the world’s best kitchen knives by wiki.ezvid.com.

A modern chef’s knife is a multi-purpose knife designed to perform well at many differing kitchen tasks, rather than excelling at any one in particular. It can be used for mincing, slicing, and chopping vegetables, slicing meat, and disjointing large cuts.

Your knife can be made with the best steel in the world, but if the knife isn’t comfortable to hold, you won’t use it. Some knife handles may even cause blisters on the hand.  A good knife will feel balanced in your hand and holding the handle will feel comfortable.

If you have been thinking about getting a new set of fine knives, or if you know someone who is in desperate need of a top quality knife, or if there is someone who you would like to have a sharp knife, take advantage of  Tuo Cutlery’s discounts off their range of selected fine knives while stock lasts.

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RMCO Day 76 ~ Monday, 24 August 2020

Today is the last day of the school holidays and Cass has a farewell party to attend at Galactic Laser @ Sunway Pyramid. It’s also 7 more days to her school exam but she is still as cool as a cucumber.

One of Cass’ besties since she was 8 years old, D’s last day at the Chinese primary school is end of August, after which she will be going to an international school to start Year 7.   D also invited Miss L, the kids’ favorite class teacher since they were 8 years olds, to the farewell party as it’s also Miss L’s last few days in the school. She will be promoted and transferred to another school.

D’s parents booked the entire floor at Galactic Laser for D and her 14 classmates entirely to themselves to avoid sharing it with other users, for safety reasons during this pandemic that is still far from over. The kids also had frequent breaks where they were sanitized.  The laser party started at 10 a.m. and lasted for 3 hours, after which there was lunch.  After I dropped off Cass at Galactic Laser and chatted with the other kids’ parents, I joined hubs, mil and Sherilyn at Ippudo for lunch.

After brunch Sherilyn and I walked almost the entire Sunway Pyramid for 2 hours to shop and clocked in over 8k steps before we went back to Galactic Laser to pick up Cass  👍 🏃‍♀️.

Cass with her classmates who grew up with her since they were 7 year olds. Most of them remained in the same class throughout their 6 years at the Chinese primary school. Miss L (on Cass’ right) was their class teacher from Standard 2 through Standard 4.  The kids dot on Miss L and are terribly sad that she will be leaving the school.  The cute boy in blue tee on the far right is the top student, very bright and a gifted pianist. He shares the same birthday as Cass.

Cass may never see most of her friends again after they graduate from primary school this year end as they will all be going to different schools. Some of them will be going to international schools and many of them have applied to the same Chinese Independent High School as Cass.   So if Cass passes the entrance test, she may still see some of her friends, though it’s going to be tough as the school is very, very  huge and they may be placed in different classes on different blocks. I wish that these kids will keep in touch with each other via social media and hopefully they will still be friends with each other 40 years later.  I still keep in touch with my pre-school friends after over 40 years! 🥰

 

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RMCO Day 72 ~ Thursday, 20 August 2020

It’s a public holiday as well as first day of school holidays today. I planned to sloth around at home and not go anywhere because the thought of going to the mall ain’t that exciting anymore. The thought of having to be in my stuffy face mask for the entire time at the mall, having to get my temperature screened, having to check in myself via the MySejahtera app each time I enter a store, choke and chafe the skin on my hands with umpteen rounds of alcohol hand sanitizer just turns me off.  And the thought of having to queue up for 15 minutes to enter a store just to get one item and queue for another 10 minutes just to pay puts me off.  I rather stay home and be safe!  But Sherilyn had a list of stuff to buy for her school’s RBT projects, the marks of which will be included in her final exam.  The marks will determine which class she’ll go to next year (Form 4).   So the whole jingbang of us tagged along to Mid Valley Megamall at 10 a.m.  Fortunately traffic into the mall was a breeze and finding a place to park was quick too.

Brunch was at Canton-I.

Hit by the Korean Wave aka K Culture,  Alycia was dressed up in a Korean style checker jacket with a Korean made face mask (made with Aerosilver anti-bacterial fabric) 🤭  I bought the face mask from Shopee and it’s SO comfy!

After brunch, Alycia and I did some shopping together, whilst Cass went to the bookstore with grandma. It’s been years since we last did shopping together, just the both of us.  I treated my big baby to all her favorite drinks – Tealive classic milk tea with grass jelly and Yomie’s purple rice yoghurt, both with less sugar. And grandma treated Cass to Dunkin’ Donuts, something that I rarely buy for the girls. Sherilyn had lunch with her classmates and then hunted for their project items together.  Have I told you that I’m now hooked on Yomie’s purple rice yoghurt? The chewy and flavorful purple rice seems to blend in so perfectly well with the yoghurt and it’s really addictive too! 😋



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Trending Shoes For Women in 2020

Whether you’re headed to work, hit the mall or go on a date, stylish footwear will elevate your look and add a unique touch to every outfit.  Own a pair of vintage sneakers or statement boots for winter, there’s an assortment of styles to choose from.  You will surely have space for a few more pairs of shoes in your shoes closet to match more outfits.  Check out below what the trending shoes are for women in 2020:

1. Women’s solid color velvet high heel boots
Add a stunning look to your outfit with these gorgeous wine red velvet high heel boots.  Showcase them by wearing black or white shades to make them stand out. This footwear looks excellent with short skirts, dresses and a trench coat or with a midi skirt. No matter how you style them, they’ll look good on every woman.

2.  Ornate Heels
Let your feet do the talking with these ornate heels. You can’t go wrong with such pretty statement heels that come adorned with crystal, gold or silver embellishments.

3  Martin Boots
Show everyone that you mean business in a pair of toughie Martin Boots from Shoessee. Whether you’re wearing them for a bike ride or taking a stroll through the city streets, these tough and stylish shoes will tie any outfit together.  No matter how you pair these with, you’ll be the coolest girl everywhere you go in a set of these rugged boots.

4 . White Lace Sneakers
White sneakers are in vogue, so why not take sporty chic to a whole new level with white lace sneakers?  Whether you’re wearing them because of the trend or just pure comfort, this footwear is a perfect blend of luxury and leisure. Rock it with a long skirt or short skirt, sweatpants, hot pants or jeans, and you’ll be ready to run the world in absolute comfort.

From stunning velvet high heel boots to dress sandals, casual loafers to killer heels,  you’ll definitely find a favorite style at Shoessee. Let the world be your runway with these trending shoes for women in 2020!

 

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RMCO Day 69 ~ Monday, 17 August 2020

 

Hubs booked an appointment for me to see his physiotherapist @ BP Specialist Centre, Taman Megah to treat my painful right wrist.  Actually, he had to coerce me to see the physiotherapist as I am of the opinion that physio won’t treat my hand 100%. The only cure is to rest my hand and not to overuse it.  It would undo all the treatment when chores still have to be done at home. Now I understand why my previous part-time helpers often called in to tell me that they had to take a few days off as they had aches all over their body.  These ladies cleaned up to 3 houses in a day, six times a week, thus can you imagine the beat-up state of their body?

My hand is actually healing well.  The pain is no longer on my wrist bone but I still have difficulty turning the hand. Thus, hubs thinks that a session of physiotherapy would speed up the healing process.

I was administered Interferential and Ultrasound treatment for a duration of 30 minutes.

I didn’t feel any improvement on my hand until 2 days later. The pain is now 90% gone and I have to be extra cautious not to bend and turn it at certain angles too much to trigger a re-inflammation.

After we left the hospital, hubs and I went to Kampar Cafe @ Sea Park PJ where we tucked into time-honoured Kampar noodles, fish balls, fried fish balls, pork balls, beef balls, beef tendon balls, fried fuchuk and taufu,  decadent Ipoh-style Kai Si Hor Fun and mouth-watering curry Chee Cheong Fun. What a stomach-satisfying warm meal we had after an hour of freezing cold time spent at the hospital on a wet and cold Monday morning.  I washed down my brunch with hot pumpkin barley served in breakable Chinaware mugs and not cheap plastic or Melamine cups 👍. Even their hot food is served in breakable Chinaware bowls. I am super OCD when it comes to the type of tableware that my hot food touches.  I cringe at the sight of hot soup put on Melamine and plastic bowls with the paint so faded that I’m convinced that I’d ingested the toxic chemicals 😬

Hubs also tapau a LOT of food from Kampar Cafe for our dinner, enough to last us for lunch, dinner and lunch again the next day 😁.  He now knows that I’m happiest when we don’t have to cook. I now take every opportunity to tapau food home whenever we are out so that I can give my hand a respite from washing and moping.

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Kampar Cafe
44, Jalan 21/19, Sea Park,
Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Daily, 8am-8pm.
Tel: 03-7496-7309



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RMCO Day68 ~ Sunday, 16 August 2020

I find it an irony that I had more stories to write in my blogs during the MCO when we were in home quarantine when everyday was a repeat of the previous day.   Now that we’re in the recovery MCO and allowed to go out, I find that I have nothing much to update.  With the girls back to school and I have lesser time for myself with school and tuition runs (with fewer hours of sleep too), I find that I have not much mood to update my blogs. All that I want to do whenever I have extra time in the day is to pay my sleep debt and get my beauty sleep 🥱 😴.  By the time I finish cleaning up after dinner, it’s almost time for bed already! And if I don’t head to my bedroom by 10 p.m., I’ll be doomed tomorrow when my phone alarm buzzes at 4:30 a.m.  I need at least 6 hours of sleep to be able to function the next day, or I’ll be a walking dead with a terrible foul mood the whole day with a nagging headache.

With not much updates, I’ll just post some photos taken last week ☺️

Hubby’s client’s corporate event early last week.

Note that the 1 meter social distancing at the tables were strictly adhered to with only 5 pax seated at each table.

Our dinner on Wednesday: mugwort omelette soup, braised Japanese pumpkin with dried shrimps, steamed minced pork with ‘mui choy’, stir-fried stinky beans/petai with minced pork and sauteed winged beans.

After a 5-month hiatus, I am back to driving to downtown KL (nightmare!!) at 5-ish p.m. to fetch Alycia back from school after Math tuition on alternate Thursdays now (used to be every Thursday). The drive to and from school takes an hour as it’s during peak after-office hours. I can’t wait to relinquish this duty when Alycia goes to college next year! But if she decides to remain in the high school to continue UEC (Form 6), then the nightmare continues!

My average step count by 7-ish p.m. each weekday:



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High School For Cassandra

Our laid back littlest brat whom I thought I’d managed to talk her out of choosing a Chinese Independent High School (same private high school as Alycia) changed her mind when almost three quarter of her classmates applied to get into this school, including her bestie, J.   I told the brat that I am not in favor of her choice of high school mainly because of her lackadaisical attitude towards her studies, in particular Chinese language.  Moreover her Chinese language is not strong with both parents being yellow bananas.  She converses in English with her besties most of the time though she’s in a primary Chinese school.   But she has been very steadfast in her decision and not at all funked by the high academic stress, high discipline and intense workload.

In Chinese Independent High Schools, students start learning Physics, Chemistry, Biology and high level Additional Math in Form One (in English and Chinese language) and the difficulty level only gets tougher by the year while students in other schools only start learning all these subjects in Form 4 (for Science stream students).  Also, they have to learn almost all the subjects in both Chinese and English and sit for two examinations in both languages.

To be fair to Cass, I told her that I will give her an opportunity to apply to the high school of her choice and I challenged her to submit the online application herself. The brat took my challenge and filled out the tedious online forms herself, including submission of all necessary documents including corresponding with the school via email herself. She didn’t want me to help her at all!  Her application has been successfully submitted and acknowledged by the high school.   The entrance test will be in October and results will be announced in the same month.  I can’t wait to know if she makes it to the high school or otherwise. I’ve been praying fervently to God to ask Him to choose the right high school for Cass. Whether it’s the high school of her choice or my choice, I pray that Cass will be happy throughout her 5 – 6 years in high school and will be blessed with dedicated teachers and good friends who are good kids who will be her forever good friends.

Our Korean lunch on Sunday at Seoul Korea — the best authentic Korean restaurant around and our all-time favorite. We really don’t mind having our once a week treat at Seoul Korea every Sunday! ❤️

Our weekly supply of organic vegetables delivered to our condo by our regular organic vegetables seller:

From top left clockwise: ‘Yeh Heong Fah’ edible flowers aka Chinese Violet Telosma Cordata (the fragrant flowers only bloom at night, thus the moniker), choy sum, winged beans and a special cross breed vegetable between choy sun and kailan.



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