Tuesday, April 28, 2009
I remember dad being very jovial, laughing about everything and always having an advice about everything and anything. He would always joke about himself being a millionhaire and not a millionaire. He had his ways with people and always making friends with strangers. I used to be so shy cause even sitting in a taxi for 20 mins with him would end up with the taxi driver telling my dad about his life history..i mean..like..hello..i don't even know you?? but that is dad..he has this karma about him enabling people to be comfortable around him.
I remember going through a very bad break up with my ex and turned to him for advice. This is what he told me.."you know girl, having a new boyfriend is like having a new chewing gum..so you chew and chew and after time, it turns stale and you either spit it out or for some reason or another, it comes out of your mouth. Now, after the gum comes out and lands on the floor, don't tell me you still want to go down and pick it up and chew it back again??"
OK, so his advice wasn't the best advice you can get and it doesn't make sense too..haha..but it certainly put a smile on my face and i was laughing about he could use that as an advice for me..but it was his effort which touched me and i just hugged him.
Recently, I was going through my photo albums and just realised I never had a recent picture taken with him. All the photos i had was when i was young. I am sad and I wondered, did i take it for granted that he would always be around until i miss every opportunity to have my picture taken with him? I would do anything to have my picture taken with him now..just one last piece to show my kids who their grandfather was.
There is so much more I want to learn from him. About his past, about his childhood, things I have never asked because I was too selfish being bogged down by my own life, never asking what he went through in life. I only know bits and pieces and I regret not knowing now. I guess we go through life with regrets but this is one of my biggest regret in life. Not truly and fully understanding my dad on who he is, how he was raised, his values and life he had to go through but in my heart, he will always be remembered and loved as my dad, my rock and my role model in life.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
End Result :- Yummy chocolate brownie!
Thanks girls...I wouldn't have survive the two nights without your company, XOXOXO
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Lil Tinkerbell aged 3.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Pressies from Aunty Rita for Easter! Boy, they were one bunch of happy kids this morning and yesterday morning they went on an easter egg hunt in the backyard of our garden. I hid the eggs and got them to hunt for them.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
It doesn't help when i have both kids down with a cold but i have discovered Brauer and it is really good! Instead of giving them medication, Brauer is actually a homeopathic product which helps stimulates recovery and the good thing about it is that it does not contain as much chemical ingredients as normal medication does. This reminds me that it is time for my kids to have their flu vaccination in time for winter.
On another note, we have finally decided to go back to Malaysia for the holidays. MAS and SIA were both having cheap flights back but it came down to choosing MAS as our first preference because I want the convenience of a direct flight considering the fact that I am going to be stuck in an airplane for 8 hours with two kids alone when I head back to Adelaide. Ironchef can only take 2.5 weeks max for this trip so we will fly back to Msia together but he is going to be back earlier and spending Xmas alone and maybe NYE..(that i am not too sure yet) Am still deciding whether to stay till Jan or not..my mum wants me too but hmm..we shall see about that later in the year but for now, it is time for me to start cleaning away...
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Thank to Lil Miss Chatterbox. She bought this DINOSAUR EGG for my kids for Easter and now my kids are just anxiously waiting for the egg to hatch. We had to keep it inside the kitchen behind the children's gate to avoid them touching the egg. I am also teasing them that whoeever is a naughty boy or girl, the dinosaur will come out and eat them!! hahah..so far that worked! I must say this egg thingy is a very interesting concept. Anyways, Happy Easter everyone!!
Monday, April 6, 2009
Apart from the kids, it was not too bad. WE managed to squeeze in abit of shopping and some sightseeing but i MUST add that the service in the Malaysian High Commission in Canberra was APPALLING! The people behind the counter were so shockingly RUDE and anyone who has been there will definately agree with me! I don't understand how these people who are supposed to be representing the embassy have such a terrible attitude. I am going to write in an official complaint about this because I find it so embarassing being a Malaysian and walking into my own embassy and having to put up with this. If we find it terrible, can you imagine how foreigners will think about us when they step into the embassy??
Coming back, i was so bogged down with household chores, it is no joke..i had to clean the house, wash the clothes, bla bla...and the list goes on..i hope with the easter break coming along, i can have some peace and rest.