Sunday, August 31
Sunday, August 24
We took the MRT to Cityhall in the cool and breezy morning. The 10km run would start at 7.30am and the 6km run was to start at 8.30am. Clement told me to join in the 10km runners so that I do not have to wait for an hour for the run to begin and he need not wait for an hour for me. I was hesitant because I had never done 10km before and I felt a little shy to branch off to the 6km route while the others continue with the 10km route. In the end, I decided to play by the ear. I did not wear my number tag because I do not want to let everybody know I started the race early, lah. There we were, near the Esplanade, where the starting point was.
So many people took part in the race. For the 10km catagory, there were runners as old as my father and runners as young as 6-7 years old. There was also a middle-aged man pushing his wife on a wheelchair while he completed his 10km. So touching...
I felt good at the 6km mark. I ran on for another km. Still feeling good. And I went on. 8km. Not too bad, can go another km. 9km, 10km... YES!!! I COMPLETED 10KM IN 1hr 23mins!!!!!!!!!!! The time didn't matter to me. It was the completion of the race that was important! I did it! Clement reached the finishing line at a timing of 1hr 9mins. He was unhappy with his physical condition today.
We met up after the run.
A cold isotonic drink was much welcomed.
We said we'll have Carl's Junior as a treat after the run. So off we went to the outlet in Marina Sq after we collected our goodie bag. By the way, I had never seen a goodie bag with only ONE BOTTLE OF MINERAL WATER inside. I had to walk on the super muddy grass patch to queue up for the "goodie bag" when I could have taken unlimited supply of mineral water and 100 plus at the water point. *roll eyes*
We shared a Super Bacon meal, changed the fries to potato waffle and added on 2 more side dishes. YUMMY!!!!!!!!! The burgers from Carl's Juinior are the B-E-S-T!!!!! Clement couldn't wait to sink his teeth into the "Crispy and delicious" (as stated on the onion ring box) onion ring and waffle potatoes. Don't count the calories. Just enjoy!
Monday, August 18
Thursday, August 14
I'm lovin' it!
(Btw, Part I is here)
Sunday, August 10
Eunice: It's should be like this...
Jaimie: Says who? Like THAT!!Eunice: F-I-N-E. You do your own, I do mine.
Izzy: Can't they see I am the one doing it the right way?
Iden: Ah-ha! I can lift up a truck with one hand! Maybe I should take part in the weight-lifting in the Olympics!
Saturday, August 9
She likes to do some stamping too.
The magic painting book that needs only water for the colours to appear.
I bought the aqua doodle mat for her some time back but only brought it out to play today.
Thursday, August 7
Me: Come Jaimie, it's sleepy time. 来，爸爸陪你睡觉。
Jae: 媛媛要妈妈陪，不要爸爸陪! 爸爸 go to the sofa. Go!
Me: Jaimie, how could you ask 爸爸 to go off like that? That is very rude. You'd not be a good girl if you behave rudely. Do you know that?
Jae: Sorry, 爸爸. (*lowering her voice and in a gentle tone*) 爸爸, go to the sofa...pleeeeze?
Sunday, August 3
playing at the playground (where she kept saying "ZiNi mei-mei, Cherrlyn mei-mei, Ezra gor-gor) ...
Method A: Protest
- Oppose all other suggestions your parents made. For eg, "Playground?"" NO!", "Shopping mall?"" NO!" "Library? NO!"
- Do not leave any room for negotiation.
- Wail if necessary.
Method B: Do a Tribal Dance with a Mask
- Chant: "I want to go swimming" 10000 times in the most annoying way you can.
- Dance around your parents with your mask and make sure your chanting is loud enough for them to notice.
Method C: Jedi Mind Trick
- Put on your Jedi robe.
- Go up to your parents and say it in a matter-of-fact manner: "You will bring me to the swimming pool. "
Your hard work will be rewarded.
There is a famous quote which I always use: If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
Step number 1, buy Bento boxes.
The Mickey Mouse bento box was a souvenior from my buddy HappyPig when she visited Hong Kong Disney last year. I bought the Keroppi bento box and the Hello Kitty bento box when I went to the hawker centre for lunch 1 hour ago. They cost only $4.50 each.
Step number 2: .....
Errrrmmmm.... enlighten me, please. What should I buy?
Saturday, August 2
This was my first time wearing an Indian sari!
I was one of the organising committee members for an event held in school last night and we had to dress in Indian costume. On Wendnesday, I went to Little India to try get myself an Indian coustume.
Initially I thought I could just pick one Punjabi suit easily off the rack. However, I think I didn't go to the right places to find one that was reasonable priced and looked nice. Well, it was just a costume to me and I was not willing to spend more than $50 on it. The $30-$40 range of the shops I went into had very poor worksmanship. The $100+ range exceeded my budget.
After spending an afternoon in the shops looking at the Punjabi suits, I gave up. I decided that I would just get myself a sari blouse and borrow a sari from my Indian colleague.
The Thai-silk sari my colleage lent me was beautiful. I looked graceful in it when I wasn't walking. Well, you see, the lady who helped me put on the sari tied it a little too long for my height. I kept stepping on the sari when I was walking. So I had to lift up the sari when I walked.
I should have bought some bangles and borrowed my mom's thick gold chain with the big coin pendant to complete the look.
With my colleague Ai Wei.
Friday, August 1
Last night was the 5th night that Jaimie went to bed at night without her pacifier. It was the worst night so far and it was made worse when this week was an absolutely crazy week for both Clement and I at work. Plus, we already haven't been sleeping well for the past 4 nights.
Jaimie was very angry and upset in her sleep last night. She refused to listen to us and kicked a fuss out of everything. For more than 5 times last night, she leashed out her frustration through crying. Both Clement and I had an extremely long and hard day yesterday but we had to (or at least I had to) control ourselves for not screaming and shouting at the little one. For the past few nights, Jaimie would sleep ok after some midnight milk. The trick didn't work last night. Sigh~~!!
This morning, one zombie with super dark circles was driving the car, another zombie with a headache was yawning away in the front passenger seat and one grouchy zombie was strapped to the child seat.
Today is another long and hard day for us. I hope Jaimie will spare a thought for us and sleep better tonight...