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Apr-28-10

See a doc or pharmacist via Webcam..

posted by constance

I visited the pharmacy the other day. I was looking for my anti-histamine tablets because lately my hives seemed to have come up again. Not too sure what I ate that triggered it but it could be a combination of stress as well. Sigh.. when I asked the pharmacist if she could prescribe me my usual Clarityne and got a box.. Can you believe that someone in front of the queue actually asked to be prescribed diet pills that really work! Not too sure if such request is common but it sure is weird, don’t you think so? Well, there are many diet pill available over the counter but I have not really heard if a pharmacist can prescribe one for us..

Oh by the way, sometimes when the pharmacist is not in, we get to see another pharmacist from another outlet via pc web.. cool, eh? I bought my kids’ cough medication the other day this way… I am not sure if they used skype or those webcam and voice by yahoo or msn… Yesterday’s paper reported that the new hospital in Yishun has consultations via Skype! We are really going into the electronic age for real!

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Apr-16-10

Little Private Investigator at Work

posted by constance

Besides being a Super Hero, my youngest daughter has ambitions to be a private investigator too. She wants to solve cases and work on clues. Pretty inquisitive, she is.. Can you imagine that one afternoon after work, she pulled my hand from the kitchen, where I was and tells me that she found some clues at home.. Hmmm I was puzzled so I went along and checked it out.. Here are photos I took as she led me along the clues… *pssst.. she planted those clues actually…*

Look Mom! Here looky looky.. some things on the staircase…

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What do you think they are? Let’s find out.. follow it okie? Looks like grapes…

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Ooh.. plastic french fries..

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Found a peanut! Wow..

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A purple fish too!

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That looks like a plastic chicken drumstick! Someone must have been gorging on food.. plastic food…

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Hey.. it leads to Jie Jie’s (sister) bed!

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The Culprit is Asleep.. she must have ate them and fell asleep! Naughty Naughty!

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Now, does she have the potential to be a PI now? Or she can learn to be a film director instead?

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Apr-16-10

Dream On, Girls

posted by constance

A chat with few of my friends online got us talking nonsense and about what we would do should we have a small windfall. One said that she would want to go for a short holiday to Maldives. I would too, except that I want to go to a place not only to relax but a shopping holiday.. I haven’t had a good shopping holiday for a while. And guess what another friend wanted to do? She wanted to splurge on expensive beauty care that can also recommend her a good weight loss product that works. Well, I guess everyone has a different idea of spending money, eh… Hmm I think before I dream of unreasonable attainment, I better go get some sleep soon. Wonder when is the next lottery draw… okie, just dreaming..

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Apr-16-10

Commitment in Business

posted by constance

A friend I know started her own online shop. She had been thinking of doing this for a while and after a year, her dream finally takes shape. She had persuaded me to join her but I just do not have the time.. I prefer to blog in my own time because I do not have the time to monitor orders. Also, now that courier services are increasing, posting orders to other countries might be too expensive. What about handling credit card processing? If you have people who wants to pay by major credit cards, should one just stick to paypal or do a proper one? So many questions, so much to do and so little time. Blogging gives me flexibility but online shop needs pure commitment, and 24 hours always online so that your customers can reach you from their own country. Never mind, perhaps when one day I have some time, then I’ll give it more thought. Everyone do want to have their own dream business, definitely.

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Apr-16-10

Stop Tempting Me, Steve Jobs

posted by constance

I am not a nerd. I am terrible with manuals, don’t know how to operate a PC and hates those word processing software. But But But…

I am an avid Apple fan! When those ipods were sold in the market, I wanted them so badly but when you have a family, much of your financial expenditure goes to family and kids. It just didn’t felt right getting a ‘hobby’ like that. I felt too guilty even before I bought a physical one. So, the idea and wanting for it just hung in there like a hungry lion.. Then. There came iPhone and I longed so bad for it. I kept thinking about how I don’t really need a smartphone and pay for additional costs like mobile data, etc, etc. Then. Bad enough, the iPad launched recently.. Now the hungry lion just got too starved and I wonder if I will ever get to buy that! Grrr… oh Apple folks, please stop tempting me.. I know there is another iPad version (3G one) coming up so I may just die wanting stuffs like that..

Now when I look at my dated Macintoshes at home, the passion is getting heated up… Maybe I’ll check if there are anymore MacUser meetings coming up.. and if there are chances if an iPad lucky draw is in the works? sigh..

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Apr-16-10

No Bunk Beds

posted by constance

My girls still sleep with us in our room even though they have a room by themselves. Guess that is because I didn’t really have the time to really do it up as what they wanted and I’m pretty sure that by the time I take to do it, they’d both be wanting different colours or charactors for a change… I once thought of getting them a bunk bed but the ceiling fan is the one that is making me think twice… I am not too sure if I like the idea of any one of them sleeping on the upper deck.. Would she fall off? Would she be too playful and stand on the bed? With a ceiling fan there, not too wise, right? We already have a single bed and a super single bed there so I think better stay frugal and not waste on unnecessary money.

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Apr-15-10

Cowboys and girls

posted by constance

When I was growing up, I used to love watching those Cowboy TV shows. Apaches, men and women in horse tack like cowboy boots, saddles, whips, wild horses and all that stuff. I googled for the older western shows and to my delight, I found High Chaparral, among my favourite western cowboy flicks! The cast.. Cameron Mitchell, Mark Slade, Linda Cristal, among the few of them.. I always remember Mark as the character Billy Blue because I thought he was just too cute… LOL Now, there aren’t many cowboy flicks so I end up watching reruns of the old ones when I get some time.

My other fave is none other than Lone Ranger… wonder if anyone remembers this cowboy Super Hero with his trusty companion sidekick – Tonto? And that very much used word.. Kemo Sabe? You remember? HI-YO Silver, AWAYYYYY!

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I sent my laptop for repair last week. Ah Boy helped to collect it for me yesterday and when he got home, I already slept so I only managed to check my baby out this evening, after work. Like new, after a new lease of life. The graphic card was changed and to do that, they had to change the motherboard.. Luckily I had already backed up my stuff because everything was reformated and reinstalled like pre-factory default settings when it was first purchased.

I’m not going to let the girls go near this laptop for a while. Instead, they can use Daddy’s laptop.. lol! A pile of catalogue sits on the right side of my laptop, because I do not have a mousepad.. My daughter picked the top catalogue up and insists that I buy the Symbol LS2208 Joystick for her online games.. How silly she was.. that is not a game equipment but a barcode scanner, although it looked really like those modern techie joystick for online games!

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Apr-14-10

When It Rains…

posted by constance

The balcony gets really wet when it rains and windy. I love the windy part but not the former.. When I get some time, I would mop up the balcony floor to make sure it is dry and my girls do not fall or slip when they walk from the living to balcony to kitchen, vice versa. The last time when it was wet was the dripping air cond compressor… Ah Boy suggested that we fix those roller blinds but I feel that they are too costly (about 4-6k).. A neighbour says she wants to recommend me the company that installs roller blinds like the ones on her balcony but we really have no budget so we decided to wait and see.. I have actually made do with some shower curtains on window grills. They may not last but they do work and I like the idea that I get to change them.. different themes each year or half yearly ya..

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Apr-14-10

My Precious Girls

posted by constance

I looked at my desk calendar, for the very first time, this evening.. So busy that I hardly check calender! Not really realizing that time had actually passed for months, since I started work. It’s been about 8 months already.. I feel sorry that I didn’t get to spend as much time with my girls, unlike previously.. But at least I am with them for dinner and evenings, which is why I never or seldom made appointments out. I really miss bringing them out for a full day of activity because now we are working on weekends and on weekdays, the girls are in school for the first half of the day. They are so sweet and loving because most of the time when I come home, they always make little cards, drawings and stuff for me.. I feel really touched by their gesture and love. Makes my day, anytime.

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