Thursday, 27 December 2012

Running Man YouTube vids

my fave running man cast, usually clueless but will have moments of brilliance, and always giving his 100%.

Ha Ha & Suzy..... the cute kiddy couple!!! pls let suzy comes back to RM as guest soon!

Song Joong Ki..... flowerboy. miss you in RM....

seriously, i dun really care about this song, just that SJK is in the MV.....

need i say more..... RM awesome!

Monday, 24 December 2012

have yourself a merry christms

wish all readers a merry christmas.

i have decided to give myself the best gift, that is not to charge anything to my credit cards. this does not include stuff for kids, i am restraining myself from spending on myself. i think my wallet and bank account deserve a break.

i dun know if this is a sign of old age but i do find myself getting or becoming more emotional-less or less feelings. not that i am starting to view murders or torturing animals as fun, but i do find that many events fail to invoke much or lasting emotions. am i becoming less human?

things that used to go against my moral standards are still a big NO NO to me and i will not compromise. so my moral views are still intact, big relief here.

oh, before i forget, dun you go around donating copious amount of money to the businesses. almost anything and everything is so commericalised, distracting us from the true meanings of the day. BUT my bank account can do with a bit of donations.....

Sunday, 23 December 2012

3rd Party

recently there was a juicy news that took the country by storm, made headlines in the chinese tabloids papers and got the neitzens all stirred up.

story: guy and gal going to get married in june 2012, did all the bridal photos, wedding dinner arrangements, church wedding arrangements etc. just need to wait for the actual day and then legal as husband and wife. 2mths before wedding date (probably april 2012), guy changed of heart and fell for a "blogger girl (BG)". he didn't tell gal or family, just continued to show his unhappiness probably hoping gal will call off wedding. gal came to know about BG but pretended and even asked guy if got 3rd party, which guy denied. soon, guy family got involved and tried to make guy break things off with BG. no use. wedding was then postpone to dec 2012, hoping to resolve things by then but was then finally called off. gal tried to kill herself, talked to BG, salvage relationship etc but failed.

so recently, gal posted her story on FB and that became the storm (tabloids reported it once in jun 2012 and now due to the FB postings). there are ppl who felt sorry for the gal and supported her actions, condemning BG especially when it was revealed by a famous blogger that BG seduced another boyfriend at the age of 17 <BG age then>. some unconfirmed stories about BG being a serial seducer and sleeps around also surfaced, and how BG caught guy by sleeping with him. of cos, many females then started to bash BG as a slut/whore/homewreaker etc.

i feel the gal shouldn't hav allow the whole thing to progress to such an extent, involving guy family members whom she claimed hav always been supportive of her. there are now talks that BG may take legal actions against gal. still i can understand why she did all these, to expose the truth behind the called off wedding, to expose BG actions, to expose what a corward guy is <he has been slient>, to get justice for the abuses BG inflicted on gal's then pregnant sister.

if there is even a grain of truth in the unconfirmed stories, then yes, BG should be exposed and shamed for all the relationships that she has wrecked. if you know who i am talking about, you will agree that BG looks like some moron in her pictures. always that same smile and blank eyes, the only thing she wants the world to see is her breasts. someone even gave a link to her previous blog and i am so shocked to see her ID/cover photo, she was supposed to be in late teens then and posted a pic of her in some lingerie! what kind of upbringing is that!!! best of all, when gal frens informed BG mother about BG being the 3rd party, BG mother didn't think it was a big deal.

seriously, 2012 has been a year of endless sex scandals. mayb it would be better if the world did end on 21/12/2012.

Child Development Appointment

i made an appointment with the dept of children development (kkh) sometimes in jul/aug 2012. basically i just want to hav bry assessed by a professional and perhaps to get some insights as to how to manage him better. after making the appt, i did hav second tots as to whether to go. probably fearful of hearing that he does indeed hav a problem etc, or that it is normal for such behaviour etc.

the day for the appt came and we (me and bry) went. the dr asked some questions and i answered, giving some examples and expectations. this dr is probably some really big shot in the dept, i should be thankful for landing him as a dr. i mentioned how bry can get "out of control" during playtime, sleeptime and toilet activities (brushing teeth and bathing). he gave some recommendations, some of which i know but wasn't too keen to carry out.

his recommendations was to stop the hi chair during mealtimes and set boundaries for all activities, the boundaries must be consistent and made clear to him. example: mealtime is X minutes, after which food will be cleared and bry will hav to wait for the next feed. no snacks should he be unable to finish his food during mealtime. this i know very well. dr also mentioned that boys at this age will not eat alot but will still grow and their next growth spurt will be puberty. so no need to be unnecessary worried about food intake.

he also asked about bry learning and i mentioned that he doesn't really listen to the chinese teacher (dr himself say probably the teaching pace is not in tune with his learning, which is true and i didn't even tell him). overall, bry learning pace is very good and better than dom at the same age, then again could be due to the teacher.

conclusion: i think, dr didn't tell me directly, that dr thinks that bry is ok (in terms of learning and social behaviour as in not too hyper or isolated) and made appts to see occupational therapist to work on his behaviour (i think out of control). as the nurse explained, any follow-ups (until next appt with dr in jul 2013) will depends on the outcome of the 2 sessions with occupational therapist. lucky these 2 sessions will be near the house and i probably will drop him off to childcare after the sessions.

bry sat on the chair for both lunch and dinner today, so far no problem. maybe it is a new experience for bry, just hope that he will continue to behave.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Goodbye Multiply

not sure if you know but i migrated to blogger from multiply. there are features that i loved about multiply, mainly the different sections (photos, videos-no file size limit, music, reviews etc) which i can customise and personalise. perhaps blogger does offer such or even better features, i am still learning along the way.

multiply users were informed that their blog sites will no longer be available from 1Dec onwards but i am still able to access my previous site. anyway, i am in the process of deleting journal entries to clean up my cyber-footprints.

about 98% of multiply entries are already uploaded on blogger, just that 2% which consists of videos (exceeded blogger file limit) and some personal entries which are not uploaded. enerything is being backed-up into my red portable hard-disk.

i hope that i dun need to do another migration.

Moving Up

Bry's teachers have been complaining abt him not telling them that he needs to poo and ends up pooing in the pants, usually he finally goes when it is too late. i explained to Mrs Liang that he is still using the potty at home as i am worried that he may play and hurt himself should he be sitting on the toilet bowl.

now i am not being super protective but bry has a bad habit of playing in the toilet, whether it is bath or brush teeth, and my blood pressure always go way up during these activities. now you can probably excuse me for not wanting to toilet train him on the toilet bowl.

taking Mrs Liang's advice (she strongly thinks that bry must be trained as he is already 5), i started to let him sit on the toilet bowl for 1-3minutes, just to let him be used to the height and size of the bowl. he kept telling me that he will poo in the toilet when he is 7.

finally last nite, he told me he needed to poo and i suggested to go in the toilet. to my surprise, he agreed and even tell me that he is a big boy and can't be using the potty. i was prepared that he might just tell me that he is uncomfortable and not able to poo, must use potty etc. he sat on the seat, resting his feet on a small stool and did his business!!! no fussing around, just sat and did what he need to do.

i am not saying that he is finally ready to use the toilet bowl but it is a good start and at least he didn't express fear.