Every Chinese New Year we will have BBQ nite which is prepared by my Singh BIL as the chef with the help of his daughters and the rest of us. No one can beat his BBQ meat. He uses the best quality meat and the marinade sauces too. It is a night where everyone look forward too every day. There will be those who does the BBQing at one corner, the smaller children playing fireworks at another corner and the youth chit chatting, strumming their boss gt at guitar center and the adult catching up on each other at the “makan” table.
The above is ours. No special marinade sauce. Just the every day ingredients that we can from out kitchen and fridge was being used to marinade our chicken wing. Most importantly we had a good family bonding session over food.
All my 6 children are not potty trained. I tried with my eldest but she freak out the moment she has to sit on the potty. It is as though the potty will suck her butt in. She will cream and wail when I tried getting her to sit on the “throne”. I did try on each of my children but the 1st 4 thought the potty is a butt sucking monster. So, I just let them wean of their diapers when they are ready. The earliest is my 3rd child, he went diaperless at 2yo. So far the latest is my 5th, a day after her 3rd birthday, she decided she wants to go to the toilet to PU and I bought a potty for her to PM. She did not fear the potty!
I believe that not all kids can be potty trained, like mine. When they are ready, they will just go. No stress on my part, no screaming and wailing on theirs. Both of us are happy BUT we did spend more on the diapers but it wasn’t much coz we use cloth diapers and cloth nappy (lampin); washable and reusable.
When we just started our business, hubby went from one pigeon hole to another distributing leaflet about the opening our cyber cafe. How wonderful if we were to have the mailing list for that area so that we can just mail them the leaflet rather than going from one house after another under the hot sun. How wonderful if we have a company like ListGIANT here. ListGIANT’s provides wide variety of Compiled, Specialty, and Custom Lists. It ranges from Mailing List, Email List, Telemarketing list and even Sales Lead. And best of all, their rates is so affordable. They have Special rates for Agents and Brokers.
Right now, I so need mailing list to the people living in the vicinity of my shop. I want to tell them that we have upgraded and added more computers to my cyber cafe and they can play Blackshot. They no longer have to travel to a further cyber cafe just to play their favorite online game. Looks like I’ll be flipping the Yellow Pages soon.
My eldest daughter is creative. She sketches very well too. After a few months attending art class, she picked up the colouring skill. She got bored and requested to stop.
During December school holiday she got a request from a customer to teach him colouring. We agreed and that is the beginning of our colouring class. After almost a month, we have another student.
I pray that more will join our class.
this is a glimpse of our mini colouring class.
We ended year 2013, broke but we started it well. We started by spending the time as a family when the clock strikes 12. At work the next day, I was offered to teach art class at a kindergarten. Even though it did not materialized, I now that I have a skill that can help me generate extra income. Furthermore, it did not requires much of my time. I can still run my CC business and my 2 older girls can have the opportunity to teach and put their colouring skill to make their own money! Hope this opportunity will materialized after the Chine New Year holiday.
I just found out that one of my nephews is playing the clarinet. He was here before CNY accompanying my SIL and son who came back here from UK for 2 weeks visit. Too bad he did not bring his clarinet with him during this visit. If not, he can perform for us. Then I might buy for him the clarinet reed case for Christmas. Most of my nieces and nephews can play the piano and the guitar too. One niece can play the drum and another the violin. Maybe I must hint to hubby to let one of our sons to learn the saxaphone then we can have the Bong Orchestra. hehe.
Once you celebrated your 40th birthday; half time, 41st birthday is just another year. Not a big deal anymore. That was how we celebrated hubby’s birthday this year.
Both of us were working on that day. No time for me to prepare any special lunch or dinner for him. Not even a cake. He does not want me to buy a cake for him. So, I left my 2nd daughter, 9yo at my parent’s house so that she can bake a cake for her daddy.
A day before his birthday, hubby and I when to dine at his favorite restaurant, Kensington. He ordered his usual, Creamy Chili Seafood Pasta and Kiwi Juice.
So, that’s it.
Honestly, I do not look forward for my birthday this year. Firstly, it fell on a working day. So I set my mind that there won’t be anything special on that day. I had so many birthdays before. What is there for a year without celebration.
Praise God that hubby managed to get his part-time staff to relief him on my birthday. So I got my much awaited foot reflexology. But it did not turn out as expected. I did not get to eat what I wanted to have on my birthday too.
My 9yo baked and decorated a birthday cake for me.
Next year, I will plan my 40th using my own money. Then I can get to buy and eat what I wanted and maybe a classic pearl necklace too.
I booked an apartment with Bayu Beach Resort for a night stay in Port Dickson. But due to the rain, we cancelled our reservation because it is no point going there when we can’t spend our time at the beach and the swimming pool when it rains.
Since leave has already been arranged we diverted to spending our holiday in Melaka. We brought all our 6 children to watch movie at GSC, Aeon Bandaraya. Bringing children to a movie, it has to be animation, so we watched Frozen. No regrets.
Then we had lunch at Jusco Food court then to Kids Playground; RM10 per child, unlimited time. My 2 older daughters went for 6D Motion Ride, tried the massage chair and went Christmas shopping with me.
We went home to rest for my babies to take their nap then we went to Air Panas Gadek for a swim in the hot water spring. We left around 9pm for dinner at McD then to Klebang Beach for supper!
No regrets for not being able to spend our holiday in PD.
I was in church last night to pick hubby up from a Christmas presentation practice with the Sabahan group. Since I was early, my children who I brought along had fun playing in the sanctuary, dancing with our pastor, helping some church members putting up the Christmas decoration and observing the technician browsing exciting m-audio bx5 d2 studio monitors at musicians friend which they plan to buy soon. Oh ya! The church has a new drum set too and it cost RM7k!