Jan 29, 2011

Cross Country Race...

While most  schools have started the Chinese New Year's holidays today, ours organized the Cross Country Race....It was like the most thoughtless idea by the school, considering the mood that most of us were having at that time. However, the race went well and I'm supposed to be happy as it was over ...no need for me or the rest of my friends to think about it again until next year.....

Opps! did I just say until next year? Boy, was I wrong, there will be Sport Day sometime in June (I was hoping that it will be earlier than that, so that it will not spoil the exam mood of the students since the trial exam will be dangerously near...)

Anyway, as I said the race went well and my house, the Yellow house won the second place...it was quite an achievement as compared to the last placing last year......Congratulations to all!



The students were getting ready at the school hall


The principal (green shirt) and the senior assistants, before the race.....


The bicycle patrol, all set to go......

Jan 28, 2011

Of Ideas and Rabbits....

When I was working on a project sometime ago, I remember asking my partner who was supposed to help me with the project, to contribute some ideas as how to start the ball rolling....it was early in the morning and she said, 'Sorry, I don't have any idea early in the morning.'

Okaay, so I guessed she might have at least some ideas in the afternoon. Then, after a few days I asked her the same question again, only this time it was in the afternoon and her answer was like 'I don't seem to have any idea in the afternoon, it's too hot for me to think.' Ouch! that's hurt and I was too stunned to utter any comments........but deep inside I was screaming, if you don't have any ideas to share, just say so and don't put the blame on the time......  

But then again, I was thinking perhaps she really needed certain time of the day for her to get the inspiration and to come up with some great message-from-the-above ideas; like in the middle of the night maybe?

 Well, I didn't get the chance to find that out as I gave up asking her again after the second time and been cracking my head to work the project alone.......Anyway, it was something in the past and no need for me to dwell into it too much.... 


Perhaps, you might be wondering what rabbit has to do with ideas... well, in conjunction with Chinese new year celebration and as to mark the year of rabbit, I would like to share a quotation which I found in a local newspaper by the famous writer John Steinbeck -
"Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon, you have a dozen."

 The anecdote above is another way of me saying that sometimes, people are just making up excuses if they don't have any ideas and they don't even try to work it out. It is more convenient for them to put the blame on something or someone rather than to admit their own flaws....

Happy Chinese New Year...

Jan 26, 2011

Happy...

I'm counting my blessing despite all the things that happened to me in past few days.....I'm thankful for what I have and I'm feeling happy....lalala...
Desperately wishing that I could read a good novel right now... 

Jan 24, 2011

Snow and White

This is White, our new rabbit as the replacement for the missing Caca...As the name suggests, its fur is all white except for the ears and eyes....She is so adorable...and yes, Bangchik you are right because the girls were all smiles when they brought the rabbit home (not by their daddy, apparently because they were taken to the petshop and they got to pick and choose) 


Now, Snow is not alone anymore and he is a lot happier...


They are so cute together


However, I'm still thinking of Caca..

Jan 22, 2011

Caca went missing....


It was only last Wednesday that we received a sad news that my late sister in-law, who succumbed to breast cancer had left us forever (Alfatihah). Then yesterday, Caca (pic), the first pet rabbit ever to be owned by my children went missing. It had been two losses in three days. How sad can that be? There are a lot of depressing questions coming across my mind, and I'm sure that they are asking the same questions like where could she be, what is she doing right now, or is she still alive?  Sad,sad,sad.....



And what is more depressing is seeing Snow, the newly bought rabbit to accompany Caca, is left alone now. Pic above shows the two of them fighting over kangkung (their favourite) only a few hours before she went missing...

The sad and forlon sight of Snow this morning without Caca...
The girls are demanding their father to buy a new one to replace Caca....anyway, still praying and hoping that she will be back soon or at least still alive wherever she is...


Jan 21, 2011

My garden updates...

I'm grateful for what I've seen in my garden today, the plants seem to be pretty much alive and started flowering, thanks to hubby for his love and care......  
  
The first sight that caught my eyes when I opened my back doorthis morning was this beautiful yellow okra's (lady's finger) flower. Although there is only one flower is blooming at the moment, I could see there are many others following shortly..  it is my first experince of growing this plant and I'm all over-excited about it...can't wait to see the fruits... 

The sweet corns are making their way, growing taller and taller evrytime I see them...

Here it comes....my baby tomato, my first ever...
Introducing..... newly planted plants...kangkung making its way at my garden..

Finally, at my front garden, my once almost dying kemboja has started to bloom....well, at least something is blooming there....and still hoping my hydrangea will start flowering soon....

Lest we forget.....

We tend to forget a lot of things in our lives, some of those are really important to us and maybe even more important to the others around us....and I know of some people who are highly dependent on reminders or post-its....

I'm no difference with these people, off late (maybe years before), my mind seems to be difficult to keep/store a  lot of things (it might have been corrupted by some virus or rusted by time and age, huhu....).
While I was driving to school on Monday, suddenly it came like a flash that my driving licence might have been expired. Upon reaching school, I checked my licence and what do u know, it was expired on the 10th of January, a week before so i contacted my hubby (who was outstation at the time) reminding him about it cause the expiration date for our licences was the same...

Apparently, both of us had totally forgotten about it and been driving around for about a week without a valid driving licence....luckily, nothing bad had happened to either of us...Thank God..

My hubby used to have reminders on his phone regarding all the important dates and appointments but ever since his handphone is not reliable anymore as it constantly giving him problem, all of the reminders had been deleted....and POOF! just the same way our memory been deleted...maybe the good old notepads and notes on the fridge are far more reliable than reminders on handphone....maybe my dear hubby just need a new handphone....Hmm, better add this to my wishlist...

  

Jan 14, 2011

Of chanel and coach handbags.....

I have always been dreaming of owning either a chanel or coach handbag....and I've been telling my hubby about it.....now my dream almost comes to a reality when he said that he might buy me one when he gets his bonus for this year. Well, I know that it is not going to be anytime soon but eventually he will get it just like the previous years (maybe sometime in March or April, huhu..)

The last time he bought me a handbag was for mother's day two years back and I think I deserve a new one for this year.
At the meantime, while waiting for the time to come I am browsing the net for some designs and colours (mind you, knowing my hubby the one that he will buy not necessarily be of the same brand that I 've been craving for, but it's ok...) so that I will have a general idea on the latest colours and designs.

In the past, black was my obsession when it comes to buying handbags (I have about 5 black handbags) or shoes but now I think I will switch to new vibrant colours.....haha a new resolution for this year...

This yellow chanel handbag is cute!

this one is not so bad, i have always wanted a red handbag but dare not buy one... 
 and I just adore this brown coach handbag....


or this one...


this one surely will fit with any dress..opps! did I mention no black?
Anyway, I am still keeping my fingers crossed.....
  

Jan 10, 2011

Nothing better to do..

Actually I have some typing to do right now but since I didn't bring the materials which need to be typed now I don't have anything better to do rather than surfing the net and browsing for things to read.....there are a lot of things that I want to write but I don't feel like writing at the moment....in a dire need to find some inspirations.....till then...



Jan 5, 2011

Busy, busy, busy......

The new year started off a bit rough for me....been busy all week long and there are still a lot need to be done to make sure everything is perfect....

On the third of January, the first day of work I was quite late (not very late and I went to work at the same time as last year) and I don't want it to be my first impression for starting of the new year, however, it has happened and cannot be undone. It seemed to me that I was the only one with the same old pace while everybody else was rushing to work. The road was packed with vehicles of various types and sizes even it was still dark and early....So, on the second day I decided to go for work ten minutes earlier than my usual time and arrived fifteen minutes early....and I think I need to make it as my regular time from now on...

Well, that was only getting there....once you are there (at work,I mean) there are endless things need to be taken care of and most of them are urgent.....actually, all of these are normal but I think I don't have a life anymore.....

Starting today, hubby has started his night classes (three nights per week) so I have to send and fetch the children from their religious class. There are already a lot of homework and activities for them in the afternoon and they didn't even start their for tuition yet, pity them. They fell asleep at the sofa  at times and I let them rest for a while......I know that this year is going to be tough and hectic for all of us and I should not be complaining..


Jan 1, 2011

Reflections...

Finally, 2010 has come to an end........there are many of  our dreams and hopes that came through while the others have yet to be realized....that's life but we must move on with new dreams and hopes...I wonder if we can simply materialize our dreams just by writing it out and tacking it on the wall like thousands of people are doing at Time Square, New York......


People are making wishes and tacking them up hoping that it will come true....
(yahoo photo)

How I wish life is as simple as that. Anyway, I 'm not going to talk about my wishes and new year resolutions now because I just want to set my dreams free and hope that 2011 will be better than what I had in 2010....speaking of which, I just want to reflect some of the happenings and updates in 2010 (based on my previuos posts)..... let see, first I set a goal to read five novels in one month and I finished all of it by 29th December, so the total for last year's read was 7( not bad for my standard)....


Five novels for one month is a new record for me...

Next, I had a post on my daughters' pets hamsters and rabbit.....there are yet other new members in the family when Nani bought a new rabbit (of different breed) and now there two of them....



As for the hamsters that I thought merely babies themselves had given birth to three baby hamsters last week.





Three tiny baby hamsters and their mummy....the daddy has to be separated for a while.....

And here is updates on my plants....


My tomatoes and chillies....



Hubby's corns and lemon grass...




My flowerless hydrangea.... hopefully better luck for the new year...

And finally, when I saw my pageview reached 888 a few days ago I hoped to reach 1000 by 2011 but this morning I saw it was only 998....pretty close....
Overall, I'm satisfied with what I had achieved last year and wish for the better in 2011....
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