Saturday Morning

I was never a morning person.

As a teenager who spent years in boarding school, I always wake up just on time to take shower, pray and rush for the compulsory breakfast at 7am in the dining hall. Of course I tried not to be fined as late comer because the Fine prefect was unusually stern and I didn’t want to affect my house marks.

Err..we have strict British-boarding school like rules, I know, some kind like Hogwarts..hah!

And then I entered college life. I tried hard to choose class that doesn’t start as early as 8am although there were certain lecturer and tutor who insist on doing early slot. (They must have been the early, morning person type of people..sigh!)

After college, I was fortunate to get a job that starts at 3pm.

Yes, I know, must be the non local working hours.

The company I got the first job at has several time zone (UK, US, Singapore) and they run 24/7. I should have taken the US time job, more like the graveyard shift, 12am till 9am (but I like to sleep in the morning, how?)

After I resigned from the job and became the full time house wife, I sleep all day. Hubby went to work in the morning and I was still sleeping, because I sleep at 5-6am after watching the Korean cooking channel.

I woke up around 3pm while waiting for Hubby to come home in the evening. Certain days I cook but at times we went out and eat. That time was really a bliss. Thanks Hubby :)

And then we got the first baby. He didn’t sleep at night due to his autistic traits and sensory issue (which we have no idea until he got diagnosed 4 years later).

So I wake up when he wakes up, and sleep when he sleeps. Life the first year with a baby was miserable.

5 years later and with the second child, I am becoming a morning person. I’m not sure whether it’s because the aging process or because I yearn so much for ME-time.

There’s nothing more peaceful than sitting at my desk, sipping hot MILO while the whole house is still sleeping.

Like today, I thought I want to sleep in like the children do since it is Saturday morning, but there are many important tasks to do like boiling water, cleaning the dishes in the kitchen sink, folding the laundry or update my blog, heh!

I guess as you grow old, you wouldn’t need as much as sleep as you used to get. Especially when you are a stay at home mom.

Somehow with the birth of every new child, God grant you a super extra power to forgo long hours of sleep, a several nap time in a day and sufficient rest.

Whenever I breastfeed my baby and he falls asleep (he naps like 2 times a day now), if I am so tired at that time, a power nap of 10 minutes would be enough to rejuvenate my energy to last another 5-6 hours or until he sleeps at night.

Amazing isn’t it?

I do hope and pray that I will be granted good health and energy to take care of these two boisterous children. In 10 years time, I hope I would be able to enjoy good morning sleep on Saturday. :)

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It’s Friday!

The hippeastrum is blooming and I got the chance to drink my cup of Milo before these two boys wake up. What a good start of the day, I thought to myself.

How about you? How’s your Friday?

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Another Birthday Party In The Making

Yes, I’s been a while since I write anything. Well, I am still alive and living life as a mother as usual..heh!

My life is so busy with these two boys. Now that both are teething, yes you read right, my eldest is teething as well. His big boy molar is coming out, gum is swollen and today when he woke up, even his cheek is swollen. He has been crying at night because it was so painful that he couldn’t sleep. Life is tough, son!

In less than a month, we will be having another birthday party in the house. The theme chosen by the birthday boy this year is LEGO. We were not able to celebrate my eldest son 5th birthday last year because I was pregnant with the second one. So this year Mama will make it up to him, with pinata and all. Errr, how do you make pinata by the way? Got to find the materials and try to make one before the real event.

Found this picture of his first birthday party when he turned 3. The theme was CARS. See, the balloons at the wall, a pitiful 3 balloons..hahah! Of course it got better the following year. This year, not sure who will help in pumping the balloons but we already got the supplies from our favorite party shop – Glowing Party House.

I got to call the caterer today to confirm my food order. I really can’t cook for many people this year so I have no choice but to ask around for catered food. Luckily an acquaintance who runs a restaurant (Hatinie’s Kitchen) is willing to cater for our little event. Hopefully it will turn out great.

Will update again especially about the pinata..heh!

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The article about my bunga telur making is finally printed in MAS in-flight magazine Going Places September edition. It has been featured in the Tradisi segment of the magazine.

Anyone taking a MAS flight this month, do have a read. The article was written in Malay mostly with a little bit of descriptions in English.

Thanks so much to the journalist, Alex and the photographer SooPhye for coming over to my house, to interview and taking pictures of my bunga telur creation. You ladies have done great job. The bunga telur certainly looks really good in the magazine. :)

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Shopping As Therapy

Being a mother of 2 boys are exhausting, and since I am a homemaker, I have no break.

So what do I do to keep sane? I shop. No, I don’t go out and shop because going out with these boys will somehow be an additional stress (I am not ashamed to admit it) so the best way for me is to shop online and wait for the postman to send it to my doorstep the next day.

If you are a book reader or perhaps a keen book buyer ( I still have like 100 unread books on the shelves), this is your chance to get an additional 15% discount on any purchase at NoQ online book store. Never heard of it? Me, too!

If you are a veteran in online shopping, you will know what to do.

First, go to the website NoQ store.

Then, create an account and log in before applying Voucher Code and Checking out.

Simply enter the Voucher code HOMEMAKER under the ‘Voucher and Promotion Code’ tab during checkout.

You will be entitled to an exclusive 15% discount on all purchases at NoQ Store when you use code at checkout.

This discount code is valid from 4 September – 31 December 2014.

Now, which book I should choose?

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