Sunday, April 25, 2010


Hmm hmm hmm... what have my kiddos been up to lately? Macam2!!!

- Audrene has been selected to represent her school for a spelling bee next month... weeheeeeheeee!!! The teacher gave me a set of words to study with her but so far we have only had ONE lesson. Mummy's baddd!!!!

- Maira can speak quite a number of words now. Her favourites are of course "noooooo" and "nenennnnn"!!!!!

- Audrene loves and adores the new baby in the family but Maira, tho she loves the baby, she made sure her grandma and me do not touch the lil one. No way she would share her grandma and mummy with anyone else :p

- Audrene has expanded her favourite song list to include Adam Lambert's Whadaya Want From Me.

- Audrene is still in love with Cedrick aka Edward Cullen. She first saw him in Harry Potter 4 and it was love at first sight.. Hehehe.. HP4 became her fav movie because as she said.. Cedrick handsomeee

- Maira is still being breastfed.. I wonder until when. I want to stop but I dont know how.. Suggestions anyone?

- Audrene has changed her ambition from wanting to become a princess to a doctor. Phew!!

- Maira is very garang. She's one of the kids who will pick up a fight with others at playgrounds :(

- Maira is an adrenaline junkie. She loves doing stunts like stand with her hands free on her rocking horse, climb the door grill and stand on her bike without holding on to the handle. Gosh, she might do well in a circus!

- Both girls LOVE make-up. Both will make a quick dash to my handbag when we are about to go out. They will look for my compact powder and lipstick.

- Girls being girls, both prefer dresses than pants or jeans. Audrene has for a long time been admiring my high heels but lately she has been even more persuasive in making me promise to buy her heels NOW.

- And owh, Maira loves books. Just like her kakak.

And these are all for now. Hope you'll have a good and productive week ahead. It's Monday tomorrow!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Sunny Saturday

Hello! How's your Saturday so far? Mine is the usual. Breakfast this morning was at Teh Tarik Place, then jalan2 a bit at Ikano, also renewed my roadtax there, then went back home and while Maira napped we managed to watch a movie - Up In The Air (good movie btw).

Later in the afternoon, took the girls to my uncle's place for some pool time, had tea there and now am relaxing for a while before we go out for dinner. Dinner will be at Hokkaido to celebrate Daddy's 36th birthday and for the first time we will bring Baby Arman...yay! Cant wait!

Owh, here are the girls a few minutes ago. Yup, that's their tent where they usually play together :)

Audrene is all settled at a new daycare centre now. So far so good. I could see a lot of difference between the new and previous daycare. Audrene got a lil sick last week and the teachers examined her well and even informed me immediately. Later in the evening I received a concerned sms from the owner who I later found out was in Australia. I am so far very pleased with the attention given by the teachers. They also made sure Audrene finishes off her homework in the afternoon so less stress for me :)

I havent been reading much lately but I hope to finish this book by this week. I have always been a fan of O'Flanagan so I am enjoying this read.

Ok, everyone. Wanna get back to the book since I have about 30 minutes to spare before I need to get ready for dinner. Happy weekend!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Beautiful Blogger Award

Tralalalalalalalala I got an award *BIG GRIN* Thankieus so much Dikwi & Eti!

1) Thank & link the person that gave you the award - CHECK

2) Pass this award on to 15 bloggers you've recently discovered and think are fantastic.

Oh dear.. too many and I see that most have gotten this award already :)

Owh jap jap I tag my sister.. hehe

3) 7 things about me

a. Eldest in the family
b. Hates plane rides but loves to travel
c. Loves whodunnit books, tv series, movies
d. Enjoys hanging out at the mall and watching movie alone
e. Can't cook, unfortunately
f. Can watch Friends over and over and over again
g. Loves lattes

Ok goodnite everyone!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Horrible Nursery Experience

I've been sending my kids to the nursery since Audrene was about 8 months only to find out recently that:

1. Audrene didnt have enough to eat. I caught her eating coco crunch one day for dinner there because rice habis. Not enough. So my hungry daughter was only fed with cereals at 630pm for dinner. When I highlighted the matter, no apologies, none. The owner said at least we gave her cereals. And when I speak with other moms, yes, they said the nursery mmg have food issues.

2. Audrene told me when she was given rice, usually it will be in a small portion and she will still feel hungry. When she asked for more, the kakak will say NO. So my daughter was like Oliver Twist.

3. Maira was NOT given dinner at 6pm though the fee I paid should cover the meal. All these while I thought Maira kuat makan cos she'll wrestle food from me whenever I have my dinner. But no, rupanya dia kebulur cos nursery didnt feed her.

4. One day I picked up Maira at 2pm and she was not bathed. She was still in her sleepwear and diapers pun tak tukar. She smelled.

5. When the driver picked up Audrene from kindy, he would bring Audrene to the shop area and leave her alone in a running car while he dropped by at the store.

6. The lil kids are fed using ONE bowl and ONE spoon. They share food. That's why Maira and her friends are always sick.

And this is one thing that I frequently highlighted to the nursery owner but they didnt bother until I had to 'change the tone' of my voice:

1. They find it so difficult to lock the door and gate. The owner told me that the PARENTS are irresponsible for not locking up. Her staff couldnt cope with taking care of kids AND having to lock up. So parents fault ya?

Three incidents happened that need to be told:

1. One of the staff got caught khalwat and had to pay fine. She approached me THREE times for money in within a few months. When I informed the owner, she said "u nak bagi bagilah, up to u". Hmm.. that's it? I tak bagi of cos. When I got the last request, I had to sternly inform the owner that I am unhappy with this and she said "it's the PARENTS' fault for being too nice to the staff." Parents' fault for being too nice? Tak kan kita nak be unkind to the people who take care of our kids kan?

2. When the incident above happened, I highlighted to the owner that the girl is in financial trouble so she could do harm to the kids. What if she took one child? The owner GUARANTEED me nothing will happen to the kids. Then she said, if anything were to happen pun, IT'S OK cos the kids are all INSURED. Apa punya manusia ni kan?

3. This one incident is serious (well, all are but this is SGT scary). One of the lil kids terkena kettle panas because aparently they have always been boling water ON THE FLOOR in the room where there are kids. I need not say more. If you are a parent, I am sure you are speechless now. The owner's reaction? Owh, now we dont boil water on the floor any more. That's it. No remorse, none.
So what another mom and I did was, we called other moms for a parents' meeting. Unfortunately, one of the moms, for whatever reason, told the owner about it and the owner got really mad. She waited for me at the nursery and asked me in for a meeting. I was composed (of cos, anak kita pegi situkan) but she was mad as he**. Terketar2 dia. She ORDERED me to stop calling the parents. She forgot I was the customer and she was the service provider. She called me names and said I am "sick" for complaining. And, she told me to take out my kids. With pleasure, lady. No way, I'm sending my kids to a place run by heartless, horrible people.

Owh, she also mentioned that we pay 'little' and we expect 'International School Standard'. I am sure you will be surprised if I tell you how much the fee was. I told her we only expect 3 things - safety, kebersihan, kesihatan terjaga. Her staff are all form 5 leavers from kampung. International school std? Nahhh, kindy std pun tak lepas.

Actually I have planned to take my girls out since a few months back but Audrene loved her friends there. But, blessing in disguise, the lady called me "sick" hatefully IN FRONT of Audrene (imagine that. Bisnes jaga budak, tapi kata mengata DEPAN budak) so later while I was driving back Audrene said... Mummy, tak pe, Audrene boleh pegi daycare lain. Audrene pun selalu lapar kat situ. My heart broke.

I feel sad, guilty and angry. I have exposed my kids to so many dangers and if anything were to happen to them, I'd rather die. As for the meeting with the parents, it will still go on (sorry ya, lady owner). Even tho my kids are out from there, I will still support other parents. The owners are bullies. They know the parents need their service so they bully them. I will do my best to help the rest and as for the owners, never ever will I forgive you. For the puluh2 ribu I've paid you throughout all these years, if you bagi anything kurang, sorry, I tak halalkan. I am usually forgiving, but these are my kids, so no way.

Ok, people, hope you have a nice weekend. As for me, not until I recover from this horrible experience, I dont think I can sleep well at night.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Dinner at Bkt Lanjan

We had dinner at this restaurant located at Bkt Lanjan during the weekend. The food was good, the ambiance was nice and the service was excellent. I had grilled lamb, my hubby had curry mee, my friends had soto, kuew teow, grilled chicken, etc and everyone said their order was yummy. The restaurant has a grand selection of food. Steak ada, fried rice ada, cod fish ada, and ooh they also have tapai pulut with ice cream which is my all-time favourite dessert. As for drinks, they have a wide range from teh tarik to latte to smoothies and barbican. I had a fun time going through the menu but at last I ordered grilled lamb, my fav :)

Goodnite everyone :)

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Baby Arman & Auntie

Helllooo!!! My nephew Arman is 1 month old now and he's getting chubbier and chubbier and chubbier :) He drinks a lot, A LOT I tell you. No wonder my friends with baby boys are bound to give up breastfeeding sooner than expected. Cant cope! But, so far my SIL is doing great. Here are some photos of me and d lil baby. Muahhhhh!!

Owh have you stopped by at the shoe fair in KL? We have! The plan was to take the commuter to the venue but biasa lah, commuter delayed. Grrrr!!! Audrene was so excited to take the train for the first time so of course she was disappointed. Tak pe lah, kakak, next time. We ended up driving to PWTC. The crowd was not that huge. The shoes collection weren't that great, but ok lah, acceptable. I got to see shoes with diamonds and pearls that cost hundreds of thousands ringgit. Audrene got to see how sandals are made at one of the booths and she also liked the small tunnel where the history of shoes were unfold. Though not all shoes of the different eras were there, some were represented with only photos, but ok lah, educational. We spent a couple of hours there but didnt go home with any pair. But I was happy because sempat go for a half-hour foot reflexology. That was good!

Alright, people. I've promised the girls 1 hour at Kidzsports Desa Parkcity today. Have a great Sunday all :)

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