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Jan-20-13

Weather What’s Happening Week

posted by constance

Something is up in the world. If you have been living in London in the past decade, your friend would probably tell you that it was a record few years back when it started snowing again. And if you have been living in Singapore, your friends will probably tell you that in the recent few years, Orchard Road flooded, for the very first time. So did some of the basement carparks belonging to some high-end condominiums in the west. Weird, it certain is.

It rained almost the whole day, starting from the evening before, yesterday. And at this time in other years, the weather was supposed to be really really hot, approaching Lunar New Year.

Other examples would be the fruits that were supposed to be harvested or only available at certain months of the year has also started to be available the whole year (almost) long. Durians, for example. We only had durians during the months of June or July. Now you can get Durians any month of the year.. Interesting, eh. And when I tried to google for some snow topic, I get a site that is from Singapore asking if I would like to get crescent moon snowshoes… something I don’t have an idea what they are… But I figured that it must be some kind of shoes that can bring you around in snow.

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Jan-20-13

Whizzing Weeks

posted by constance

The past few weeks have been whizzing weeks, for me. First, I have no impression on where my December month went to. I had not have any holiday nor did I did anything fruitful in the holidays at all. It was pathetic. Then, when it was Christmas, I didn’t get to do anything, not even put up any decor nor Christmas Tree. I never got to that point.. Another pathetic week. Even on the Solstice Festival, I didn’t even cook the traditional glutinuous rice ball, although I managed to buy some frozen instant ones… But the day went by and there, nothing was done. I really didn’t know where or why didn’t I bother nor did I fret about it

It is already halfway into January and now the resolution was that I made myself promise to write more than postpone more jobs. I got back my evenings without having to go to work and spent more time with my girls. But there were much ‘other jobs’ that I was standing in the kitchen doing some work or other. I need to catch up on all my work so that I can organize better time for my children.

But above all, my weeks certain whizzed me by.

I hope there rest of the weeks will not be so puzzling..

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Jan-15-13

Newbies to Online

posted by constance

My eldest wants to start on her own blog. Well, I wouldn’t mind letting her have a try at it. But I think a free blog that she doesn’t need to pay for would be a good start. She can get the hang of it writing, posting images, adding all those cute stuffs onto it. Then again, I have to advice her on stuffs she may be writing. Nowadays we do have to be extra careful how we phrase our words. Do not let anything be the butt of some political agenda. We also have to be wary of the people who may befriend one through blogs and sites. Some are there for some reason and it may be bad. Designing a blog is not difficult. Not that you would need to design them the IT way. But template’s the way to go. There are so many free templates online or otherwise hunt for a simple site creater so that all you need is a few clicks to get started. Oh that reminds me, I also need to renew my domain before it gets taken off the website..

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Jan-15-13

Allergies

posted by constance

My daughter loves prawn. Or, she used to love prawns. Used to because she cannot eat them now, not anymore. She is totally allergic to them. We had it confirmed and she gets rashes, swelling round her mouth and hives. It is really bad. I wish there is something I could do so she can enjoy it again. But for now, it’s not worth the risk. Once, her mouth swelled so bad, it took more than a month to get the swelling down. We had to apply cream and if the swelling had continued, there would be other complications… sigh

I myself develop allergies to fresh Oysters in the last 15 years. Funny that I had none of them before. Since it started, twice in the last 15 years, I was on medication for six months each before the hives finally tapered off. It was bad and would come on especially in the evenings.

Remember, if you have allergies to anything at all, be safe. See a doctor. We live once but don’t take the risk.

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