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Mar-30-12

Roarrrr

posted by constance

I took this pic of my daughter when she was being very…herself. I had just dropped my girl at the tuition centre when Lea just couldn’t control but helped herself to the comfy large sofas there! She is like that, grabbing every opportunity to crawl and lie or sleep on sofas, beds, chairs and furnitures that are in the showroom displays! I feel worried sometimes. She does that on the small sofas in shoe shops too. She would be the official tester and tell you if the piece of furniture is worth the ‘play’.. lol  And if they are comfy enough, “why not just buy one set, mummy?”

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Mar-3-12

Clothes, Bag or Run Event..

posted by constance

I will never get it.. I know there are so many marathons lately.. Everyone seems to be running, be it 360deg run, Standard Chartered run, 10k AIA run, and even the walk kinda run. Some does tribob, consisting of three diff sports just to finish and get a finisher tshirt.

Once I saw a man walking past and out of curiousity, I asked if the T Shirt was the usual one used in the Jurong market…I know the clearance north is on of a running, marathon or tribob event very international and something most runners may have already joined in….  The tshirt is very unique too.

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Mar-3-12

Ugly Feet

posted by constance

My feet is getting to be very dry and scaly… It’s terrible.. Must be because I wear shoes that are not enclosed all the time… But I do give my feet a good pumice scrub every now and then and the first thing I do, (honest) is wash my feet when it is time for a bathe… I just had to clean it because I figured that it is the most exposed to bacteria when I am out working… I give it a good lather and then scrub it. After the regular bath, I’d moisturize it, yes I try to take care of my feet.. as a matter of fact (I know I’m crazy), my feet uses my face cleansing wash, not the regular soap…lol  Currently I use Eversoft brand on my feet, the same as my face… so I usually buy them in a 3 pack!

After the moisturizing with my high potency Vitamin E cream, I put on my toesox to keep it moist!..with all these intensive steps, I do wonder why is my feet still as dry as ever?

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Mar-3-12

Getting Sporty for the sake of School

posted by constance

My kids aren’t very into sports… Or maybe cos they weren’t exposed to much of it. But I really want them to pick up a hobby that they might find interesting, so that it earns them extra points upon going to Sec School… Okay I guess I am a ‘Kiasu’ mom. They’ve tried dance, tennis, swimming and do play badminton…but they do not take to one sport like a duck to water.. I wonder what else can I introduce them to? Hockey is out cos you certainly need a team to play and I don’t have a team of children…

One thing they do most often would be cycling…in their Barbie helmets! Perhaps it is time I get them those professional looking gmax motorcycle helmets so that they look like they aren’t just wheeling in kids’ tricycle…. lol

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Mar-3-12

Broken Furniture…

posted by constance

I do want to get some new shelves… BUT, I’m rather tight, financially. The drawer cupboard which holds the kids’ stationery has no handles… They have come dropped out because my kids are the type whom would be suitable for testing prototype furnitures! Yes, they work on your furniture in the most hardy way… if you have levers, then it is likely you can get them tested by getting my children to work on them… They do it kinda like 360 deg in the most amazing speed, strengths and ways you would find….errr unique..

That is the real reason I didn’t spend a lot on furniture after the move… I reckon, they wont last after 2 years.. Oh I guess this gives me the excuse to get new ones to replace broken ones!

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Mar-3-12

Some find

posted by constance

 

I found this pic among the extensive photos of my family. I just love the way this pic was taken. Very spontaneous and very ‘mobile’… if you understand what I’m trying to say. Well, most pics are taken with the subjects standing with a pose and purpose. And most of the time we hold our smiles or try to do somekind of action but this pic…hmmm this is everything not like it… And I think I would very much like to print it out and put it on a photo frame for our display! A great find…

Also I hope I can find some time looking thru for more goodie pix that I’ve chucked into a carton box…everything of our family photos, trips, celebrations, events and etc are there. I should digitize them, really!

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Mar-2-12

Being Healthy

posted by constance

I have a bad aching sole the past months. I just couldn’t figure nor pin-point what my problem could be. Overweight? I am not sure. My mom told me it could be due to cholesterol problem. In the past, I actually never had any problem with Cholesterol before but now, I do not know. I am afraid to get a health check up at the doctor. I am also scared of having blood needles poked in! I wonder if I can buy those little gadgets like a patient monitor that shows if we healthy and free from high blood pressure and all sorts of medical problem we may face with.

Two days ago someone told me that Beetroot is good for maintaining a good blood pressure and keep our cholesteral in check… I certainly do want to give it a try.. maybe I have some cholesterol problem from all that Fried Oyster Omelette I’ve been taking at night!

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Mar-2-12

Flash Floods Anytime

posted by constance

Singapore had been experiencing sudden downpours that had resulted in flash floods. Even the once unheard of being flooded Orchard Road area finds itself being a victim of flash floods. Near to the Scotts Road – Orchard Road junction, Wendys, Starbucks and other shops located in nearby Lucky Plaza suddenly became a wading pool and last year alone, damages that resulted to thousands of dollars were estimated. Most of the Lucky Plaza shop that was located on the basement floor faced great damages to their goods when water came rushing in during the rain… Now I read that a lot of money is going to be spent to look into and rectify this flooding problem and hopefully we shall see results soon.

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Mar-1-12

Old is Gold

posted by constance

When I made a trip back to Mom’s last december, I wished I had enough room in my car to cart home the pieces of rustic furniture that mom wanted to dispose off.. What a shame.. but she says she doesn’t want too many things at home, looking at the state of the run down home… To me, my home is still a memory that lingers fondly of myself in my childhood. Guess we can’t be forever keeping the physical stuff but we can keep it fondly in our hearts as images and wonderful memories. And since then, I felt very emotional because it is a little like loosing a little something about me… the things I grew up with and I’m so attached to. Took some photos and little stuff back home to remind me of my good old days, though.

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Mar-1-12

Professional Pet Shop

posted by constance

There is a pet shop right below our apartment. It has the clincal look like in a medical clinic and some people actually mistook it for a medical clinic with a General Practitioner… I think it is because the staff and attendant that works there wear clothes resembling to a medical uniform or lab coat… And he carries something on his neck that looks like what a normal GP does… but actually this fella is the Pet Grooming Attendant… hahahah.. It is usually when he comes out putting on a leash for the dog that had just been bathed and groomed… Funny when he has to explain and explain to the older folks that this is not a clinic but does Pet Grooming!

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