Sunday, 26 February 2012

pancake recipe

220 gram flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp sugar
¼ tsp salt
2 eggs
300ml milk
1 tbsp melted butter

this is a keeper

this is american because it uses baking powder, hence the pancake would fluff up! unlike the other type where it is very thin and flat

i must remind myself to look for this recipe HERE instead of kelam kabut and frantically goggling for recipes across the world wide web

u will doubt if the recipe works or the recipe uses measurement which u are not familiar with (such as ounce instead or mls)
or they use ingredients which u dont have, like buttermilk

it seems u can make buttermilk by adding vinegar/lemon juice to milk?
something like that

anyway, im very kampung styled, i dont use buttermilk
have never used buttermilk before

Friday, 17 February 2012

tooth wipe

bought this online!
but unfortunately, I've made the wrong decision!

they come in a single pack and value pack.

the 'thrifty' me chose the value pack.
i thought i would diligently wipe his teeth every night before he goes to bed.
but did i ask KJ if he wants to do it?
I've neglected his feelings!
awwww bad mommy
I've only used a few pieces of the wipe
without me telling, u could have guessed why, could u?
he think it wasn't fun at all having me raped his mouth
he'd cry out loud! very sympathetically.
he's a child who hardly cries, so whenever he cries,
it'll be arrows shooting right through our heart.
hb would nail him to the bed while i'd quickly mop around the teeth

so the wipes become a white elephant after that. (i bought it Sept 2011)

i shall try to sell it off.
no point keeping since i won't be able to bake a baby in time :p

i would want to buy again though for my next baby.

my memory has failed me on how i came about to know about this wipe but after knowing about it, i was keen to try because kJ's teeth was yellow at the upper crown - near the gums.

brought him to the dentist when he was about 1 year old.
many people commented that i do now have to worry because they will have new sets of teeth later on.
how wrong they were!!
if u read more,
u need to keep them (the baby teeth) sparkling clean despite them dropping off to make way for permanent teeth.
there is more info to this so please goggle them.

in continuation of my story,
the dentist saw him and said he couldn't do much.
considering his age and the condition (there was a very tiny weeny whole in between his teeth),
he told me to practice good oral hygiene and to maintain the size of the hole.
not sure if the yellowish stain is caries or something else.
forgot to confirm with the dentist.
he gave a 6/12 appointment.

feb this year was the second appointment.

we saw Dr. Yani, a specialist pead's dentist i was told.
i don't know how to describe how much i love her!
she was excellent in dealing with kj that day!
she could talk non-stop,
not to me but to kj :p
by doing so, she got his attention and managed to make him open his mouth and display his teeth,
even if it was for a wee seconds.
the hole gets bigger, bad news :(
kj allowed her to brush his teeth both top and bottom using their electronic brush.
then she applied a gooey paste of fluoride, yellow in color.
can't drink water for 30 mins after that.

I'm so proud of u little boy!
the other time he cried so loud when we try to yank open his mouth!
so the dr only managed / dared to apply the fluoride paste.

well, dr yani told us to go back every 3-4 months to get kj accustomed to them,
so that by age 4 or so, they can do the necessary if needed.
it is not worth while to anesthetize him now in order to carry out dental procedure.

above age 2,
toddlers can use fluoridated tooth paste!

he is now still using non-flouridated expensive toothpaste. i'll share more about that next time.

off i go to do some homework - to find out which toothpaste is good for him :p

when i was a clinical pharmacist

omg! found this in my mailbox and since I've typed it a complete story, might as well post it although it was dated way back in Oct 2010!! lols!

venue: pharmacy office

i know i shouldnt be doing this but i really can't help it. i dont know where to turn to .

im at the verge of breaking down

clinical is drivnig me nuts. it makes me feel like im the most idiotic living person. he would go "U SEE, i ask u to read before u come. i gave u time to prepare (he gave me a list of things that i should do 2-3 months back) so that when u come to situations like this, we can discuss. what parameters to look at. u see? now u dont know anything, how do i discuss with u? how do u know what lab test to look at?
u should read up. u need to think lke the doctors."

firstly, i would like to read. but i also want to read up about parenting, about how to start teaching my son sign language - baby sign. i also need to read up on a lot of things like what to feed my son. look up in the internet why my son dislikes my cooking.

so it regrets me to the core that i dont have a strong basic. ive whiled away my uni days. i didnt build a strong foundation. given a chance,i would want to turn back time and reverse many other things.

next, to aggravate the current situation, my hb had to disappoint me again. we have been discussing about the same issue during courting days, or atleast it matters to me, i am the one having this issue. i said this because i dont thinik this bothers him at all. another problem is, i dont even know if he knows this is bothering me and i am quite particular about it. that is responsiblity, u need to be accountable. doesnt matter if it is about ur partner, if it is family or work. so u tell me u are responsible in uni. u are a class rep. hence u are accountable. huh? if u are accountable in uni, why cant u be accountable at home? so u prioritize and hence put work before home?
if u are a responsible person, do u, or can u actually choose which 'issue' to be acocuntable?
what are u talking about?

before i am in clinical, i already know that im doomed. my future in my profession is doomed. but being in clinical is like slapping myself awake everyday, telling me how disabled i am.

i am so so free, under this preceptor, after rounds, he let me do my own thing. so my day goes like this. reach work place about 7.30am, flip through the case notes of a few front patients, then 8am when he comes, tag along like a dog, staring at pts, look at what SN is doing. then specialist comes, follow them with an empty brain, like a dog, sniffing through the case notes. end of round. specialist cabut, frp cabut. i quickly clerk case without knowing what is really happening. i clerk for the sake of clerking, so that i can achieve the target and hand in the forms at the end of the rotation. when im done with them? i go and prepare meals for my son, that is to pump milk. then? i dont know what else to do. well, as for today, i came to the office, and read up on certain things. and here i am, blogging away.

i feel like going home. like who knows if i do that? haih. but i know is it ethically incorrect.

oh, 12.45pm, time to go! byee !

Update: 17th Feb 2012

guys, i was actually contemplating if i should remove the family affair paragraph.

we are in our third year of marriage and that is a history now :) glad to be saying this.
we've talked through it and i've believed that home/ us is his first prioritization. well, since it is already there, might as well just let it remained as it is. look at it positively, learn from my story. ;)

kiss daddy

tongue exercise

playing with my butterfly ring

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

some truth about Relationship

i thought this is worth sharing.
should have posted this yesterday, in conjunction of Valentine's Day.
Anyway, enjoy. *it is a rather long post*

A friend wrote this, which I found the article made sense and practical

When it comes to making the decision about choosing a life partner, no one wants to make a mistake. Yet, with a divorce rate of close to 50%, it appears that many are making serious mistakes in their approach to finding Mr./Miss. Right!

If you ask most couples who are engaged why they're getting married, they'll say: "We're in love"; I believe this is the ..1 mistake people make when they date. Choosing a life partner should never be based on love. Though this may sound "not politically correct", there's a profound truth here.

Love is not the basis for getting married. Rather, love is the result of a good marriage. When the other ingredients are right, then the love will come. Let me say it again: "You can't build a lifetime relationship on love alone"; You need a lot more!!!

Here are five questions you must ask yourself if you're serious about finding and keeping a life partner.

QUESTION ..1: Do we share a common life purpose?
Why is this so important? Let me put it this way: If you're married for 20 or 30 years, that's a long time to live with someone. What do you plan to do with each other all that time? Travel, eat and jog together? You need to share something deeper and more meaningful. You need a common life purpose.

Two things can happen in a marriage:
(1) You can grow together, or
(2) You can grow apart.

50% of the people out there are growing apart. To make a marriage work, you need to know what you want out of life!

Bottom line; marry someone who wants the same thing.

QUESTION ..2: Do I feel safe expressing my feelings and thoughts with this person?
This question goes to the core of the quality of your relationship. Feeling safe means you can communicate openly with this person. The basis of having good communication is trust - i.e. trust that I won't get "punished"; or hurt for expressing my honest thoughts and feelings. A colleague of mine defines an abusive person as someone with whom you feel afraid to express your thoughts and feelings. Be honest with yourself on this one. Make sure you feel emotionally safe with the person you plan to marry.

QUESTION ..3: Is he/she a mensch?
A mensch is someone who is a refined and sensitive person. How can you test? Here are some suggestions. Do they work on personal growth on a regular basis? Are they serious about improving themselves? A teacher of mine defines a good person as "someone who is always striving to be good and do the right ";. So ask about your significant other: What do they do with their time? Is this person materialistic? Usually a materialistic person is not someone whose top priority is character refinement.

There are essentially two types of people in the world:
(1) People who are dedicated to personal growth and
(2) people who are dedicated to seeking comfort.
Someone whose goal in life is to be comfortable will put personal comfort ahead of doing the right thing. You need to know that before walking down the aisle.

QUESTION ..4: How does he/she treat other people?
The one most important thing that makes any relationship work is the ability to give. By giving, we mean the ability to give another person pleasure.

Ask: Is this someone who enjoys giving pleasure to others or are they wrapped up in themselves and self- absorbed?

To measure this, think about the following: How do they treat people whom they do not have to be nice to, such as waiters, bus boys, taxi drivers, etc.. How do they treat their parents and siblings? Do they have gratitude and appreciation?

If they don't have gratitude for the people who have given them everything; can you do nearly as much for them? You can be sure that someone, who treats others poorly, will eventually treat you poorly as well.

QUESTION ..5: Is there anything I'm hoping to change about this person after we're married?
Too many people make the mistake of marrying someone with the intention of trying to improve; them after they're married. As a colleague of mine puts it: "You can probably expect someone to change after marriage for the worse" If you cannot fully accept this person the way they are now, then you are not ready to marry them.

In conclusion, dating doesn't have to be difficult and treacherous. The key is to try leading a little more with your head and less with your heart. It pays to be as objective as possible when you are dating; to be sure to ask questions that will help you get to the key issues. Falling in love is a great feeling, but when you wake up with a ring on your finger, you don't want to find yourself trouble because you didn't do your homework.

Another perspective...

There are some people in your life that need to be loved from a distance.. It's amazing what you can accomplish when you let go of or at least minimize your time with draining, negative, incompatible, not-going anywhere relationships. Observe the relationships around you.

Pay attention...
Which ones lift and which ones lean?

Which ones encourage and which ones discourage?

Which ones are on a path of growth uphill and which ones are going downhill?

When you leave certain people do you feel better or feel worse?

Which ones always have drama or don't really understand, know, or appreciate you?

The more you seek quality, respect, growth, peace of mind, love and truth around you...the easier it will become for you to decide who gets to sit in the front row and who should be moved to the balcony of your life.

An African proverb states, "Before you get married, keep both eyes open, and after you marry, close one eye"; Before you get involved and make a commitment to someone, don't let lust, desperation, immaturity, ignorance, pressure from others or a low self-esteem make you blind to warning signs. Keep your eyes open, and don't fool yourself that you can change someone or that what you see as faults aren't really that important.

Do you bring out the best in each other?

Do you compliment and compromise with each other, or do you compete, compare and control?

What do you bring to the relationship?

Do you bring past relationships, past hurt, past mistrust, past pain?

You can't take someone to the altar to alter them. You can't make someone love you or make someone stay.

If you develop self-esteem, spiritual discernment, and "a life"; you won't find yourself making someone else responsible for your happiness or responsible for your pain. Seeking status, sex, and security are the wrong reasons to be in a relationship.








7. DAILY EXCHANGES (meal, shared activity, hug, call, touch, notes, etc.)




If these qualities are missing, the relationship will erode as resentment withdrawal, abuse, neglect, and dishonesty; and pain will replace.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Aquaria KLCC

went to aquaria in Jan.

this uncle is from Iran, that's his granddaughter

im supposed to go shopping in KLCC but ended up going home right after we were done with aquaria.

only managed to go to Kinokuniya and TGI.

it was never relaxed for us adults each time we go back to KL.

i will be the one requesting to go here and there.

u see, i have to shop for kj, and myself.

there are so many things a girl needs.

plus in KL, u need to allocate time to be stuck in their notorious traffic jam.

he loves it here.

i suggested hb to get their annual pass, but was back fired :S

Arowana - biggest fresh water fish in the world

i love this place the most.
there are green turtles which i find them beautiful.

this is a fun yet educational place!