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Sep-20-11

Accessories

posted by constance

I got my iPhone from Ah Boy few months back and I do enjoy using it. It has become my useful companion and I get to surf, sms, chat, play games and do lots including not getting lost anymore since I can use the gps software in it. When I got it, I was a bit of a stinge when it came to the iphone covers, prefering to get an el-cheapo $10 that comes with free screen protector. Guess what, 2 months down the road, my cover is now cracked and I have to source for a new cover… Guess quality comes with price too. I probably might look for a nice leather cover now..

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Sep-9-11

Miss You Much…

posted by constance

It is three weeks since we moved. I miss my home. I really do. Somehow inside me, I have sort of blocked off this home and I do not know why. Maybe it is the only way to block the pain. I miss the staircase up to the girls’ room. And I wept silently when my eldest told me few nights ago, she missed listening to me asking her to turn on the lights on the staircase, one thing I say so many times whenever we come back home at night. I also miss the view of the orange coloured swing set as soon as we open the front door. Those were gifts to my daughters when they were toddlers by my dear friend CT and she bought it knowing that the girls would enjoy swinging on them as they grow up. I also miss the messy cubby divider we had to leave behind because we had no space for it, in the new home. They held all the Polly Pocket toys and other miniature stuffs as well as the girls’ hair accessorries. I miss them all. My daughter told me she is still learning to forget this lovely place we call home even though it was only a little more than 6 years.

Weird but when I drive, I sometimes drive around aimlessly without a clue where my home is. I really have blocked off this location that I once drive to the location of the house before this place… Have you had such sad, emotional moments in your life where you miss the home you lived in?

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Sep-9-11

What Will Be, Will Be

posted by constance

Not many may have realized what I had gone through the past two years. I’ve had a difficult year. TWO difficult years. When you go through difficult times, you are put through a ‘threshold’ of pain, stamina and endurance. How far and how much more can you take it. There were times when I found it difficult to hold on, and when I felt like giving up. But what made me decided to take it further one step at a time are the people who stood by me – my family who is always here, my sister and my dear friend CT whom never once faltered to lend me listening ears and financial assistance, without probing why and what.

I take September as my fresh new month where I sleep better too. I may be busy with unpacking but I cannot imagine if it is anything worst than the uncertainty I endured, the countless sleepless nights and what insecurity I had. I want to put it all behind me. And I am glad that during these times, I also managed to learn who are my closest friends, who stood by me and not waved me away to seek help elsewhere. I also met a few new friends who were really honest and had big hearts. I am blessed.

I do not know where life will take me from today onwards. I wish for the best, for myself, my family and also for the people who really cared for me. But I know my heart is lighter and my daughter who took my blood pressure readings, proudly said – Mommy, your blood pressure is normal, you are healthy! I am so happy!

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Sep-2-11

Won’t Get Lost

posted by constance

It was a nightmare to begin with. Days before the movers came. We had so much stuff to pack. TOO MUCH. The lady who quoted them said… I am certain you can’t fit them all into 2 trips of 15 feet mover’s truck. Oh No… she tapped her chin and looked on… Try 3 trips.

“Oh No!! But that would be costly… a trip nowadays goes by the rate of $350. That makes more than $1K for 3 trips!”

Sad to say, we do have too many things, AND, 3 trips did not make it. Prior to the mover’s day, we took countless trips driving our ‘barang-barang’ to make sure we will be able to let the Muscle Men carry the Big Bulky and Heavy items. But our books are heavy and we don’t have enough boxes that can fit them.. so we carried them ourselves too!

To cut the story short, we DID 4 trips in total, including our many many trips driving both cars, loading-unloading to our new home… My lesson? No more hoarding stuffs. I threw so many usable stuffs away because I couldn’t find people in time with transportation to get them. I also had to let go 2 3-door wardrobes, 2 chest drawers, a big divider cubby and lots of other stuff. We tried to ask the movers if he could do a favour to just charge us partial cost for the last trip but he said that the company had already invested in the best truck gps system to track them down to make sure they do not do additional jobs and pocket the profits themselves… They are traceable via gps.

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Sep-2-11

Resort Life

posted by constance

A friend I bumped into recently looked really tan and lean. I asked where he had been, he told me to a spa resort. How nice. He told me that initially he went to this place mostly to get away from the stressful work and life in Singapore. Over there he can indulge in healthy food and luxurious spa sessions, some good fitness schedules and even get away from the resort for his favourite activity – buy acid cigars, which is something he really enjoys. Me, I do not know the difference between a cheap one and those expensive ones but I do agree that cigars just smells so delicious, even if it is not lighted up… Have you ever tried one? Of course this must be enjoyed over a glass of chilled wine too in a relaxing place, just like my friend’s recommendation, a spa holiday.

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