Monday, 26 September 2011

midnight shift in Hosp Queen E

worked 24 hours/midnight shift last night. 24th sept 2011 10pm to 25th sept 2011 7am.

second time doing it. the supposedly second time was done by hb. i decided to do it this time (third time being scheduled in timetable).

first time was when my parents were here in KK. i thought my mom could help me to look after kj at night while i was away in the hospital.

ended up, father and son camped out in the hospital that night. even the KPF (ketua pegawai farmasi) knew because she saw me pushing kj out in the stroller at 7.15am. -_-''

she only gives exception to mothers after delivery for up to a year. means if your baby is more than 1 year old, u have to do the midnight shift.

i told her i am still breastfeeding but she wouldnt change her mind.

i dont mind doing midnight shift, because i can get the next day off but my only worry is kayjay.

hence, i decided to give it another this time around. hb said he would care for kj at night but pulled out at eleventh hour. of course, back up would be babysitter.

before i sent him over to aunty's house at 9.15pm, i was holding him, nursing him and i said " kj, mommy's going to work tonight. u sleep with aunty for a night ok?"

he nod! i was a little fascinated by the NOD! he understood?

after few seconds, i decided to try again. repeating the same statement-question.

he nodded!


usually when he gets sleepy, he would only want me and not anyone else (not father or ah ma). but last night when i brought him over to babysis house, he went over to aunty. :( sob. felt a a little tug in my heart. but no choice.

we gave both our cellphone numbers to the aunty, for emergency if she couldnt handle kj midnight.

was a little sad that my phone didnt ring at all. :)

anyway, it was over! head felt dizzy in the morning and nauseous. came home at 7.15am, kj was still sleeping, so i quickly jump under the cover and sleep.

alright! just to document this =P ciao!

photo captured 20-sept-2011

Monday, 19 September 2011

HaPPY second anniversary

thank you so much for:

your love,

your cheekiness,


cheering me up,

standing me up,

cursing together with me,

bitching together with me,

enduring my nags,

enraging me,

then admitting *defeats,

giving me Kayjay,
and hopefully more beautiful children :p,

withstanding my poor cooking skill,
stomach my unsuccessful muffins/cookies,

scrubbed my burnt pot,

telling me that im beautiful (not everyday) occasionally,

live through my laziness,

sharing food with me,
donating food that u dislike to me,

ignoring me when you are watching football, :p

bringing me all the way to Hummingbird bakery just for red velvet,

thank you does not do justice

we have come a long way,
through thick and thin,

we are still learning about one another,
i still think i can drive better than you,
my heart aches when you asked for my permission to provoke kayjay,

above all that,

my love for you is no less

it is only the second year of our marriage.

i'm not greedy.
not asking for more.
but just another year.
and another year,
and another year,
and another...
and another.......

promises made on such events are not to be taken lightly,
i'll be waiting! HAHA!

*oh sharks! what happened to my that gladiator sandal? brown? since when did i own it? man!*

Thursday, 1 September 2011

kitchen business


i didnt know about this snow jelly until i married into the Leong's family.

cant remember what happened, hb said he loves drinking this dessert.

ah, i think it could be that i mentioned something about bird's nest.
this is pretty close to it, with a lower cost.
hb claimed that this is a cheaper " bird's nest".

one box costs RM45. not very cheap i would say.

it is vacuumed pack in two.

how to prepare?

soak them for a few hours. i did it overnight, or atleast 6 hours. they would fluff up and u have to clean them. get rid of dirt and i thought i saw some hair? ewww. could i be imagining things? this is not bird's nest!
er, okay, maybe not hair, but some kind of rubbish, stuck in between the gooey flakes. i dont like the cleaning process, because most of the time i would throw away the entire slab of snow jelly and i would end up getting teeny bit of jelly left to be cooked. :(

premium grade snow jelly

after cleansing,
i put them in a slow cooker.
throw in a few red dates,
(pitted or non, heard many rituals and im still confused whether or not to use pitted or non)
few rock sugar,
that is all.



tomyam soup on the left,
served in a big pot -_-'''
this shows how lazy we are. double -_-'''
on the right is Kam Heong squid!

i didnt know kamheong is so simple to prepare!

*edited: hb cooked the entire meal above*

3 dishes: blanched sawi, tomyam soup with fishballs, kamheong squid.
served with rice

this is ONE MEAL.

minimum is 2 dishes, one meat/fish with one vege.

we always try to have a balanced meal.
not we, but I!
dislike hb's habit of eating unhealthy food.

im not saying im very healthy,
but atleast i try to stay away from them and minimize the frequency.

what are the chances of you not touching the junks when they are available at every corner of your house?

closer view of the kamheong squid
honestly, they taste good!

fried tenggiri fish and nuggets.

i, for one, dislike frying.
i will try to AVOID this method of cooking.
no1, very oily. makes your kitchen floor oily.
everywhere! your stove,
cooking utensils etc etc.

processed food!
dont get me wrong, im not a health freak!
but like ive said,
i hate deep oil frying!
and the nuggets lack in nutritional value!

having said these,
i suppose u could guess im not the one who bought this packet of RAMLEE nuggets.
but i have to admit,
they taste good!
i have been yearning for nuggets actually,
but i couldnt bear to buy it in McD.
because i think it is not worthy :p
i would end up picking a burger instead.
so, it was good that hb is willing to fry the nuggets at home.
saves money ;P

this is a meal prepared by me, the si-lai.
white radish soup,
stir-fry long beans and chicken.
gaodim. one meal.

it is not easy stirring up dishes for a meal.

i am running out of idea :(
hb lamented that i always cook the same dishes.
the rotation period is too close,
so the repetition of a dish is too quick.
:( i dont know what other food to cook.
some other vege are no-nos for hb.