Friday, November 30, 2007

November Wind

I remembered when we first got the keys to this house a few years back and stepped into it, I was overtaken by the constant chilly wind blowing in from the kitchen windows. I call it the November wind. Because it only occurs from this part of the year to the early part of next's.

I sat at the dining room this morning and the cool November wind greeted me. It's a really nice feeling and made feel so refreshed. At the table, I also had my laptop with me and started working out on the bits on putting up some stuff on etsy.

Here's my online shop
Table Calender at .

Monday, November 26, 2007

time against emotions

Buttons - gift from Yvonne, my sis-in-law when she visited in the afternoon today.

I wanted to make it point to blog almost every other day after my previous one. But it seems these days, thinking is much much easier than carrying the action out.

The next day after our anniversary I had to make an urgent trip back to Indonesia, in which case, the nearest island, Batam for there were visa issues we had to settle. We only had a few hours to pack before we managed to catch the second last ferry. It wasn't an easy trip there. I was in tears, before leaving home and on the ferry. Well, the stay there wasn't at all terrifying though and I think, we had some peace.

We came back on the Friday night and the weekend was spent running errands, attending a wedding dinner and spending as much time as we could with my family. I still feel guilty that I haven't been spending enough time with my parents and brother.

Today, I had tagged and packed most of my handmade stuff with immense help from Brian (yet again). It seems my dependency level has gone up way high and I'm not liking it one bit. I've been planning to set up shop in Etsy and had got a friend to assist in posting so I'll be bringing my things for sale to him tomorrow.

Despite my tiredness, I managed to play a little on my piano just now. It's been a long long time. There are so much I want to do and achieve within this trip, I keep feeling time has the upper hand. I refrain from tiring myself too much and try to keep calm most times. Maybe it's the hormones. When I feel fear, I actually become very afraid. When there's sadness, I cry (almost short of bawling). When there's joy, I smile not knowing consciously my face is doing the muscle work until someone points it out.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


It's our wedding anniversary today so we had a whole day date. The most fun part had to be when we were at the Botanic Gardens and of course the walk in the National Orchid Garden inside. That place brought back sweet memories of our wedding dinner held 3 years back.

There were a few photos taken and I was slightly stunned by my current figure when I viewed them in my camera. Well, in a good 'stunned' manner. Not that I haven't been keeping track of my continuous weight gain. Anyway, I was so filled up with lots of good food, the highlight being lunch at the Halia Restaurant. A place we've always wanted to try and well, it's worth the wait I guess.

On the way out of the park, Brian spotted this tiny four leafed (or is it two?) being..

among a pile of dead leaves under a tree. There was a shower of rain while we were having lunch. It was a really pleasant find and I took that as a good sign. I hope someone who passes the same way after us, notices it too.

We did some shopping in town later in the day and the buy for myself is a pair of shoes for my doll.

Friday, November 02, 2007


I haven't been using my camera as much as I'll like to. As I search very hard for an photo opportunity just now, I tried to find words for today's blog post content. Out came Shokupanman, my little wooden japanese bread-(headed) superhero from the fabric drawer, making an appearance on my laptop.


Brian and I went to see the gynae last evening for my latest check-up. On almost every other day before, I did a prep talk to my baby:

"Open your legs wide, k? When mummy and daddy go see you through ultra sound at the clinic, I want to know if you're a boy or a girl."

The mum to be requested again just before she came down the vehicle and walked into the clinic on that day.

I tried not to laugh when I saw baby being soooo cooperative. It was obvious. The doctor said it's 90% accurate. We're having a boy.

Now, I've heard of cases when babies thought (and seen) to be boys came into the world as girls.

At home,

Mum to be: Was it a finger?

Father to be: I saw the testicles first.

Mum to be: Oh... (laugh!)


I wanted to show the picture of the latest printout of the ultra sound but decided against as it wasn't a clear one, really. We had some hiccuped style guilty laughs and apologized to our baby because, guess what, we've already decided on a girl's name and had used it on several occasions already. Baby decided it's high time we stop.

Time to think differently. No Hello Kitty or Sylvannian Families. Bring on the thoughts of Transformers, Shinkansen, bicycles, skate skooters, roller-blades, remote control helicopters and planes.. (The last items contributed by Brian.)

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