Thursday, January 31, 2008

Alphabetical Links

Ratu Syura tagged me and here goes:

Rule #1
Copy all the links below and replace a single link under the appropriate alphabet. If your domain name, or even the title of your blog, starts with an "A," you'd replace the link under that alphabet and put the replaced link at the bottom. Also, don't forget to credit the tagger, or where you got the list from, at the end of the list with a full URL of the post so that a pingback gets generated.

1. A. acowboyswife.com
2. B. bloggingcents.com
3. C. chocmintgirl.blogspot.com
4. D. delusionsofgrandeur.com
5. E. enjoyingtheride-jenn.blogspot.com
6. F. forumfinder.net
7. G. gotic-peach.net
8. H. happykeg.com
9. I. ipentimento.com
10. J. jtuining.blogspot.com
11. K. kabalyero.com
12. L. ladylike4.com
13. M. michaelpark.net
14. N. notjustmama.net
15. O. originalmx5.net
16. P. patrickdevivo.com
17. Q. qweddings.com
18. R. ratusyura.blogspot.com
19. S. shirleysdelight.com
20. T. thinking-outloud.com
21. U. utada-online.net
22. V. valmg.com
23. W. wickedbabylon.com
24. X. xaviermedia.com
25. Y. yimto.com
26. Z. zbudapest.com

Replaced link: http://julianarw.blogspot.com
Previous tagger: http://ratusyura.blogspot.com

Rule #2
You now have to "tag" at least five people and encourage them to participate so that this thing spreads like a virus. Remember, though, that not everyone's into these kinds of things, so don't be upset if they don't participate. Just simply replace your tag. Remember to tag blogs only and no pornographic ones as we do want to keep the integrity as a blogging community.

TIP: Tag your frequent EntreCard droppers via its messaging system.

I'm gonna tag Baby Lovery, Hannie, Aunt Agnes , FloDawn, and Strictpollyanna ;p

Rule #3
Just like any other "meme" out there, ask a question for your taggees to answer along with your own answer to your previous question. This is optional.

To my dear taggees...I'm skipping this rule so you're spared ;)

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Football or Fighting?? Competitions by DBKK

I got this in my inbox from a friend who works in DBKK this morning....so if you're into Arms Wrestling or Football, check this out guys! The competition will be on the 3rd Feb, so you best act fast if you wish to join!!

Just another day dreaming on this early Tuesday morning...

I was talking about the free seats offered by a local airline....I wonder if the free seats include international flights....hmmmm....Anyway, it made me think of another travel destination which I've been or rather me and my girl friends been talking about for the longest time...I think we gals have talked about going for a trip to New Zealand even before I got married. They are four of us who have been dreaming of going there...but we have yet to materialise our wish.

I think New Zealand makes a perfect romantic get away especially this coming Valentine's Day. But I also think it makes a great and interesting family vacation destination. I sooooo in love with the beautiful scenery that I keep seeing from the magazines ever since I was a kid. I should start checking on the rates for New Zealand Hotels . I'm pretty sure there are plenty of Auckland Hotels not forgetting Wellington Hotels and Christchurch Hotels to choose from....Now if only I could win just a little fraction of the Big Sweep...yeah I know...I can keep dreaming ...but you never know right....We ought to have dreams otherwise we wouldn't be motivated to achieve anything...but then again if we just dream and do nothing about it, it will just stay as a dream and not reality....hmmmm ok I must mentally wake up now..time to get ready to work!

AirAsia is back with its free seats!!

Yes folks! The free seats offered by AirAsia is back in town!! So quick, grab a seat or two or even more if you've been waiting for it for your next holiday trips as the offer is for the first 300,000 early birds only!! This info is pretty fresh from the oven as my yahoo email shows that the news came in at 1am this morning.... so quick wait no more people!!

Booking Period: 29 Jan 2008 - 3 Feb 2008
Travel Period: 26 Feb 2008 - 15 May 2oo8
As for me, I will have to wait till hubby is awake (it's only 5.51am now...) and ask him if we should make any booking or shall we wait till Ethan is a bit older before we plan for a family break...hmmm...most likely the answer would be "let's wait a bit longer.." Oh well, if we can't, I do hope you'll be able to get a seat or two....I'll keep my fingers crossed for all of you okay :) Ok, got to check on lil' E now :)

For your eyes only

Just recently my dad, FIL and MIL had to change their glasses as they weren't able to see properly with their old ones anymore. I can tell you that it is not cheap to get a good pair of glasses nowadays. You could be spending a few hundreds Ringgit to get a fairly good one. I used to wear glasses because of astigmatism which made me feel a bit uncomfortable to drive at night (though that didn't stop me from going out hehehe...) Apart from that, I was a bit short sighted too. But thank goodness all that are gone (according to the eye test that I had about 3 years ago...) now. Don't ask me what I did to "kapus" both problems coz I wouldn't be able to answer you....I really don't remember me making any effort like eating carrots or did any eye exercise etc or anything for that matter...I even got lectured by a doctor for not wearing my glasses once coz she said if I don't, my eye sight may get worse especially when I need to face the computer monitor most of the time in the office...But thank goodness it didn't and since 2004 I don't have to wear my glasses anymore :) But you know what, deep inside I do wish I could wear glasses as I feel that those who wear glasses are intelligent people and they look smart with the glasses on hehehe..Talking about glasses, have you heard about Zenni Optical: Sell Rx Glasses $8 with case! Just $8 for a complete prescription and eyeglasses that comes with a case??? That's just deadly cheap isn't it?? If only I knew about it earlier then I would have told my dad, FIL and MIL to get it from there...If they do accept orders from Malaysia that is...Anyway, if I ever have to wear glasses again, I'll probably choose a frame that looks like the one below...


I think this frame will look smart with a nice suit don't you think? ;p

Monday, January 28, 2008

What fasinates him and what's not

Ethan loves looking at the many fridge magnets at his grandpa's and grandma's home. He gets all excited and starts "talking" to the magnets especially if you ask him "where's the carrot". At home we do the same to him too. This is also another "saviour" when Ethan is in a cranky mood as we will show him the magnets to pacify him. Oh another "saviour" is the X'mas tree with the lights on... So now you know why our X'mas tree is still up when Chinese New Year is just round the corner hee... Anyway, instead of putting all the magnets onto the front door of the fridge, I separated the magnets into two different sides of the fridge i.e. the pastel colored ones on the front door and the colorful wooden type on the side of the fridge...Guess which ones Ethan loves more??
Yep , definately the bright and colorful ones fascinate him more...
... then the dull (although I find them cute hehe...) pastel colored ones ;p

Photo of the day

My sleeping lil' prince...

Friday, January 25, 2008

What I love and hate

I got tagged by BabyLovery:

1) I love to eat: meat!
2) I hate to eat: raisins....poison to me...

1) I love to go on: a long extended vacation without having to worry about work and money ;p
2) I hate to go on: a long and winding drive... I'll get car sick!

1) I love it when: we can all live in perfect harmony and that nobody knows what war means
2) I hate it when: people become selfish and power greed

1) I love to see: beautiful things
2) I hate to see: negative people

1) I love to hear: happy ending stories
2) I hate to hear: horrible news/stories especially about missing and abused children

I shall now tag:

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Photography Contest for bloggers too??

Ok folks, I know quite a number of you are into photography. Whether you're a pro or a novice photographer, why not join a digital photography contest i.e. Beautiful Sabah.


The contest has different themes for different months and for the month of February the theme is "General" and the submission period is from 10th Jan- 25th Feb. So what are you waiting for fellow bloggers cums photographers? Hop on to the site pronto!! This is the chance for you to "test power" (as we locals say it hehe..) your photography skills! ;p

Oh btw, do read the rules and regulations ya coz I heard the photos have to be taken in Sabah as it is after all a Beautiful Sabah digital photography contest ;p Oh...don't forget to spread the info around too ya :) Gracias !!

201th Post!

I can't believe I've reached my 201th post! Yep this one is the 201th entry since I started towards the end of last August just before my b'day. I'm not sure if that classified my blog as an active one or just average or below average... I guess there are many who may have done more than I did, what about you? How many posts have you done since you joined the blogging world?

Hmmmm...it's almost 5am now so I think I best try to get some sleep b4 going off to work later...but before that, if you're into online casino, you may want to have a peek at casinohaste.com. This site offers not only casinos reviews but it is also an avenue for online casino forum and a place to get great tips for those who likes to gamble online. Oh well, that's all for now...I need to get back to sleep now...later folks!

I can't seem to get back to dreamland...

I had to wake up at 3am coz I had to give Ethan his medicines.. But since then I'm unable to go back to la la land, thus the blogging mummy :) Anyway, Ethan seems to be okay as his cough doesn't seem to get worst (thank goodness!!) and so is the mucus production...so hopefully it will stay that way and that Ethan will have a speedy full recovery.

Both hubby and me decided that we'll not be bringing Ethan out to public places like shopping malls anymore till he is a year old. Reason being we don't want him to get airway infection again since he has sensitive airway. I feel bad for Ethan as he loves going out especially to shopping malls... But I guess his health is more important. Him being one year old is not that far away anyway...only about 4 more months to go...gee time really waits for no one huh... as for my sweetie pie..mummy hopes you'll get well soon okay...love you sweetie pie...mmmuah!!

Me and ma' boy :)

Valentine's Day

Times really flies and before you knew it VD is just round the corner. How do you normally celebrate your VD with your partner? Besides going out for a romantic dinner, receiving a nice bouquet of flowers, chocolates, going for a movie, or just spending quality time with each other the one most obvious way is the gift exchange or gift giving. Some may go the extra miles to get a Valentine's gift for their partner while the romantic ones will take the opportunity to propose to their loved ones. If you ask me, although I do find the overly priced food at the restaurants and not forgetting the suddenly multiplied prices of flowers a turn off, I do like to have a nice romantic dinner with my hubby. And now that we have our little E, we would probably have a nice and cosy family dinner together. That doesn't sound romantic but it'll do for now till Ethan is bigger :) As for VD gift, I have yet to get my hubby a gift. Since it is more convenient for me to shop online, perhaps I should just hop on to CouponChief that is offering fantastic deals especially for Valentine's Day. The Tag Heur watches at WorldofWatches seems to have great deals and perhaps is a good place to start and so is the Dell Home where I could perhaps present a coupon of external hard drive as a Valentine's Day gift for me hubby :) Oh don't forget your coupon codes while you're at it...

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Photo of the day

Ethan goes "burrrrrrrrrrrr...."

Ethan is unwell...

I'm on "mummy at home" mode today as Ethan is not well. His fever was quite high last night when we brought him to the paed. Sadly he got infected again and so he has to take all the medicines that he was taking previously... So back to square one for his meds... sigh... But glad to say that his fever is gone now though he is still coughing a bit...Hopefully he will recover fast this time...

Anyway, being at home I managed to do a little bit of house chores when ever Ethan takes his naps. This morning I managed to do the laundry, did a bit of tidying up in the living room and some food preparations for tonight's dinner. Any how, I was hoping to vacuum the apartment, unfortunately I haven't got the chance to do that yet. Isn't life much simpler with the invention of vacuum? I find it and I'm sure you find cleaning the house using vacuum cleaner is a lot easier and cleaner too since it will take in all the dust. Personally, I have always like the Electrolux vacuum cleaner as I find it has more suction power as compares to other brands. I was visiting my big bro's house last month and saw this Electrolux EL1000A2 Pronto Bagless Stick Cyclonic Vacuum that looks neat. But if I ever do get an Electrolux vacuum cleaner or when my existing one can no longer be used, I would probably get the Electrolux EL6985A Bagged Canister Vacuum. Oppsss...Ethan is calling...gtg!

Another birthday celebration

It was MIL's birthday on Monday and we celebrated it at her favourite Indian restaurant at Jothy's in Api-Api Centre. Besides me and my clan, there were Clement, Dominic and Dawi. FIL was unable to make it as he had another engagement to attend. The lady owner was kind enough to carry and look after Ethan while we had our dinner. She told me to have my dinner first as she doesn't want my dinner to get cold. How kind and sweet eh :)

Anyway, after a few minutes I think she might have found Ethan just a little bit too heavy that she passed him to one of her staff. The staff brought Ethan to the aquarium where Ethan started to "talk" to the fish. But the funny part was that knowing how heavy Ethan is, the lady owner actually grabbed a chair and asked the staff to sit while carrying Ethan hehe... and when hubby finished his dinner, he took over from the kind staff to carry little Ethan...and guess what the staff said..."this baby is so heavy!!" ha! You can say that again hehe... my little prince is almost a pack of 10kg rice at 9.1kg :)

Anyway, we enjoyed the meal and while we went home after dinner, the rest went for a late night movie. Hope my MIL had a great time! :)

Everybody

Ethan and his "twin" Uncle Dom - they share the same birthday :)


Yummy birthday cake

MIL & Clement

MIL, Clement & Dawi

Hope you had a great birthday Mum! :)

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

The price of being indecisive

Just because I can't decide which handphone pouch to get for my new handphone, I ended up poorer by RM25.90 for buying two handphone pouches!! But you know what, I have no regret about it as I now have a...

Funky day handphone pouch and ...

An elegant evening handphone pouch...
What lame excuse to console myself eh...hehehe... But I do love them both and really can't decide which one to choose... look at the pictures above...can you blame me?? ;p

My inefficient digicam....

Few months back, I was contemplating about whether to upgrade my existing digital camera (the old Nikon Coolpix 4100) to a better one or just make do with it till its time is up...That thought came all because I need a digicam that allows me to capture some of the funny and heart melting moments of Ethan the instant they unfold. The existing digicam that I have does not allow me or rather it was not built to provide such efficiency...

I've yet to decide on the upgrading intention but when I do decide to get a new digicam, I'll make sure to choose one that comes with a wide range of digital camera tripods for me to choose from... a tripod shall become "a must buy" since I do like to take pictures of us 3 together as a family unit :) Since I do bring my camera around with me all the time, I would then need a light and mobile tripod too... I'm looking at the features for the Canon Mini 7 Tripod and Gitzo Series 1. Traveler GT1550T Tripod ...

Monday, January 21, 2008

My super friendly and playful Ethan :)

We went to Complex Karamunsing on Sunday as I wanted to change my ancient handphone - finally! While inside the shopping complex we brought Ethan to the McD's playground. See how excited he was looking at the children playing at the playground. He was all shouting and getting all excited!! It was as if he was calling out to the kids when he saw them playing. Talking about him being excited, he was the loudest kid at his cousin's 5th birthday party last Friday evening at the Emperor Restaurant too. Not only did he gets all excited with the surrounding but according to hubby, he even made a baby girl who was smaller then him cried!! When I asked my hubby (I didn't join them as I had to attend my company's 11th Anniversary Dinner at STAR - will blog about it later), Ethan was pretty excited when he first saw the little baby girl...at first he just looked at her with an anxious face...then he did his shriek (as usual) before he started to bubble blow his saliva! I think that probably shocked the poor baby thus making her cried though I think Ethan was just trying to be friendly and "talked" to her... tsk tsk tsk...imagine at his age (7 1/2 mths old) he made somebody cried already???....oh dear oh dear....

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Photo of the day

My little rapper

Mediterranean hols?

I brought Ethan to my friend's house last Saturday while my hubby played football. This was the 2nd time that I hanged out at my friend's home over the last two weekends. We've been trying to get together but we were both bz with our own things that we were unable to meet up till recently. We had a great time catching up with each other and even went shopping together after such a long time... Anyway, one of the topics that we talked about was about travelling together. We spoke about our initial plan for an all-girls shopping trip to Bangkok which is still on the agenda. But I prefer to wait till Ethan is a bit bigger before I'm comfortable to go travelling without him..
Anyway, talking about travelling, I was browsing through a magazine over the weekend and came across an article about "holidaying" in Mediterranean and how beautiful some of the Malta Hotels, Cyprus Hotels and Crete Hotels featured in the magazine. These places are great holiday destinations especially if you're into historic and cultural elements. Maybe I should consider and include these places as some of the holiday destinations in my holiday wish list ;p

Friday, January 18, 2008

Ethan rolling onto his back

Ethan is finally able to roll onto his back on his own more than a couple of weeks ago...initially he was not so confident as demonstrated by this video clip - taken last Saturday...he was still a bit apprehensive but after many practices he is now a pro that he can just roll over and onto his back super fast!!

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Do you dig native American jewellery??

I'm into jewelleries and accessories...you can find many different types of jewelleries and accessories in my possession. I simply adore and love pearls which I will dedicate a special entry about my pearls collection later on... Diamonds is of coz girls' best friends...unfortunately this type of jewellery is not so affordable or rather too dear to take up as collection. Swarovski crystal is another collection that I have and which I used to make my own sets. I think this was the only handicraft that I have patience to do... purely because I can save a lot of $$ by doing my own sets...maybe I should blog about this too and show you my collection another time... I also own a couple of Indian accessories sets, other types of crystals, precious and semi-precious stones and many others. You may think am over the top but just like I separate my day and night perfumes, I separate my day and night accessories too :)

I'm also into another type of accessories which I never knew what type they are until I recently got an email about a site on native American jewellery. They are mostly in turquoise and sterling silver. But they also in other gemstones such as Fire Agate, Kyanite, Onyx, Green Garnet and Iolite etc. These authentic jewelleries are as varied and as unique as the tribes that design it. Each individual Native American tribe normally has its own style of jewelry making. So if you're into these sort of jewellery, please don't miss out the bravedesign.com site.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Photo of the day

Ethan feeling imprisoned while waiting for his mum & dad getting ready for work in the morning ;p

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Loans...

Just the other day I was talking to my friend about her upgrading her car. She was also telling me about her settling her house loan using her EPF fund so that they can just concentrate on paying their car loan. Well, it is always better to settle any loan as fast as possible. Not only will your shoulders feel lighter, you will be able to save quite a bit of interest by settling your loans faster too. Furthermore, it is always wise to have some sort of financial planning or else we might end up being another bad credit consumer. As sad as it sounds, this seems to be pretty common nowadays. I do hope and I would certainly ensure that I'll never fall into that category... But if anyone unfortunately do fall under such category, don't worry too much. You can always shout SOS for bad credit loans. Besides being able to compare the types of available bad credit loans services, badcreditoffers.com under its Credit Repair page, will be able to help you to compare the various types of available credit repair services thus helping to get you back on your feet financially...

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Congrats Frankie & Glo!!

Friends of mine got hitched last Saturday... the wedding reception at STAR was indeed a memorable one especially when I get to meet some of my old friends from school and those I used to hang out with when I was still working in Singapore... Here are some photos for the sharing...

The loving couple ....Frankie & Gloria


The happy lovely couple..

4's a company

Mel & Destiny

Allan & Bev

Me, Sophie, Alvin (he ain't my hubby.. they just share the same name hehe..) & Sharon...

The De Jesus family: Little Sophie with Alvin and Jane

His New Hooded Cardigan..

Ethan got a cool hooded cardi with his initial on it yesterday! Have a look at Janneth's master piece :)

Isn't it cute :)

I love the cute Winnie the Pooh initial ;p

Ethan tugging at his sleeve hehehe...

Thank you very much Aunt Janneth! :)

I sooo like the cardi!! Thanks Janneth!! Muaaaahhhh !! :) Hmmm...don't you think I have such talented friends...first it was Jurra's pretty dresses...then now Janneth's knitted cardi...if only I have the talent and patience like them...

Monday, January 14, 2008

Talking about day dreaming...

I was checking my emails when I came across the sender as :EMAIL-LOTTERY-HELD ON THE 12/01/2008 THROUGH AN

and the content:

--ATTN-WINNER:--

YOU ARE THE-WINNER OF EMAIL-LOTTERY-HELD ON THE 12/01/2008 THROUGH AN EMAIL BALLOT SYSTEM ORGANISED FOR ALL EMAIL USERS WITH TICKET NUMBER 6735533, BATCH NUMBER 32442 AND SERIAL NUMBER 5663/NL.CONGRATULATIONS YOU HAVE WON €750,000.00!!!PLEASE CONTACT YOUR AGENT FOR YOUR CLAIM.

NAME:MORRIS COLLINSCONTACT EMAIL: morriscollinsnl@gmail.comTELEPHONE:+31-622-048-261.CONGRATULATIONS ONCE AGAIN!!

REGARDS,MRS. LAURA GATE.REPLY EMAIL: morriscollinsnl@gmail.com

€750,000.00!!!??? That's a lot of money if you convert that into RM!! Sheesh....how I wish this is for real....I know I know...I'm just day dreaming again hehe...ok time to logout and wake my hubby up!!

Yawn....

Ethan has changed his sleeping pattern again...of lately he started to wake up at least once in the night or in the wee hours...normally around 2am...we think that he is really teething this time..his routine when he wakes up is to drink water...sometimes plenty of it before he goes back to sleep again... his gum seems itchy as he keeps wanting to bite something... luckily he is not having any fever...though he has shown his biting habits quite some time ago but we have not seen any teeth growing out yet...not sure if there will be any new teeth showing soon....after all that waking up for the past few days...I do hope there will be at least one...for now I'm quite sleepy... yawn yawn...it's 6am now and my "boys" are still asleep...so I shall on my day dreaming mode ...hmmm what shall I day dream now?? Oh I know visiting places again hehe....have you ever wonder what it would be like to visit Madrid and Barcelona? I have never thought of visiting these two places before... but I heard the night life is pretty interesting over there...many tourists will come out at night to have a taste of their nighclub scene... if you're a drinker, I heard Madrid has plentiful of bars and that people stay up to enjoy the night life till 7am!! I don't think I have the energy to stay up that long now...Oh.. I also heard they have yummylicious local cuisines that it's one of a "must try" when you visit these places...Hmm....I think I must check out their hotels...there are plenty to choose from Madrid Hoteles ; Barcelona Hoteles ; La Ramblas Hoteles ; Ramblas Hotels etc.. Ok, time to get ready for work now....

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Photo of the day

My little boss! ;p

Are you into cooking?

Do you cook much or are you just not the cooking sort of a person simply because cooking is not your cup of tea? As for me, I won't say I dislike cooking as I do like to cook when I feel like it. I like to prepare simple yet sophisticated meals for my family and loved ones. Normally, I'll make extra efforts during special occasions such as Christmas meals and birthday celebrations. But some how working full time, studying part time and looking after my little prince can really drain my energy away from me... Thank goodness we normally have our dinner at MIL's before we head home every night during working days... Otherwise I think it will be "ta-pau" (packed) food for me and hubby most of the time. Nevertheless, I do like to prepare home cooked meals for my hubby once in a while too. Perhaps it is worth investing in a really good slow cooker for a quick, easy and inexpensive way to make meals without having to be present or to constantly watch the pot... Hmm... I think we should make a trip to one of the shopping malls one of these days to check out the types of slow cooker they have soon...

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Late New Year Eve Entry

This is a long overdue post on NY eve party at MIL's. It was another cosy family members gathering which we also celebrated little Fara's 4th birthday...

Group photo just before dinner...

Fara with her cousins & little aunts and her b'day cake...

Shopping...

Hmmm....the last time I went shopping for myself was just before Christmas...even that I had to rush in and out of the shops due to time constraint...I normally had to do that either during the weekdays (lunch hours especially on Friday..) or before Ethan's feeding time... Sometimes I do wish that Ethan is not so picky when it comes to feeding time (he sometimes refuse to drink his milk if hubby feeds him..) so I can have more leisurely time to shop around... occasionally I do feel suffocated being confined to my home especially recently since Ethan hasn't been well...and even now I have to be careful not to bring him to crowded places as his paed worries Ethan's sensitive airway may get worst if he gets infected again... Oh well, I guess I just have to look at other alternative for shopping ...like online shopping :) Accepting Credit Cards on Website is the normal payment method for most online shopping sites. Hence, it makes shopping very convenient as you don't need to have cash in hand to do your purchasing....but can be very dangerous if you don't watch your limits though....hmmm... However, in terms of security, I'm sure this particular site is using a reliable Internet Credit Card Processor or Visa & Mastercard Payment Solutions.

Friday, January 11, 2008

No Water in KK on 15th Jan!!

Hear ye!! Hear ye!! The Moyog water treatment plant will be shut down from Jan 15 for 32 hours to facilitate the cleaning of the raw water pipeline. So please stock up you water!!

Read the important news below:



Thousands face water cut
By Julia Chan
11 January, 2008
The pipeline, which is connected to the Babagon dam, will take up to 32 hours to clean, starting at 2pm on Jan 15 till 10pm the following day.
Water supply will return to normal by midnight on Jan 16.
Affected areas include the city centre, Luyang, Likas, Karamunsing, Sembulan, Tanjung Aru, Kingfisher Park, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Inanam, Kolombong, Kepayan, Penampang, Kinarut, Petagas and Putatan.
State Water Department director Awang Mohd Tahir Mohd Talib said the gradual deposit of bio film in the raw water pipeline had affected the flow of water to the treatment plant. "The volume had been reduced by more than 20 per cent from 220 million litres per day in the beginning to the present 180 million litres per day," he said.
"The reduction in the flow of water from the Babagon dam affected the volume of treated water produced to 165 million litres a day.
"The flow of water has dropped to a critical level and in order to overcome the problem, we are forced to shut down the treatment plant to enable us to clean up the pipeline," he said.
Consumers in the affected areas are advised to stock up on water.

© Copyright 2008 The New Straits Times Press (M) Berhad. All rights reserved.

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Photo of the day

My little Red Riding Hood :)

Lucky chap...

I'm sure by now you must have heard about the lucky winner who won the recent RM19 mil lottery huh...what a lucky person to have won not only RM1 mil but RM19 mil!! Geez....I wonder what will I do with such huge amount of money... Go for a shopping spree? Buy new properties? New cars? Donations? Gifts for my loved ones? Stop working or to continue working? Venture into a business or two? Multiply our investments? Savings? Go travelling? Long leave? Hmmm...I think the list would be endless... How nice to be able to do so many things with "FREE" money huh...Unfortunately, neither me or my hubby has the habit of buying or gambling our money with 4D tickets or lotteries...I guess being a person who can tolerate low risk and the fact that I just don't think luck is on my side when it comes to gambling limits the chances of us winning any "FREE" money... I know some friends who actually spend quite a bit on buying lottery tickets or even play casino....some even thinking of playing online casino... if you ever wonder which sites are good for online casino, poker games, or games site on the net, look no further. Dexcasinos.com may just be the site that would be able to guide you on this matter...

Thursday, January 10, 2008

My very own Woody Wood Pecker!! ;p

Hubby was playing with Ethan yesterday evening and see how contagous his laughter was.... don't you think his belly laughter sounded like the Woody Wood Pecker cartoon character ?? hehehe...

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Don't you hate spam emails

Many of us spend some time just to clear our inbox everyday due to tonnes of spam emails! Isn't it irritating when you get about 50 over spam emails everyday?! I really hate it when I see those emails that keep coming back like the viagra pills adverts or online promotions! Why can't they understand that we do know where to go when we do need such 'assistance'. How embarrassing when you're having discussion with your superior standing next to you and as you open your inbox both of you can see all the spam emails about the blue pill!! I have yet to experience such embarrassing moment but hopefully it will never happen... But in case you do want info for some sensitive health issues, the Internet is of course an excellent medium to turn to. Just hop on to 21menshealth.com for instance and you'll find information that you might be too embarrass to ask the doctor in person.

First Xmas Presents

Ethan gets to open his X'mas presents recently...see how he was doing with his first X'mas present...
The curious cat...but wait...

...not till he has a taste of it first....

..and finally...his first X'mas gift from Uncle Alex, Aunt Jasica & cousin Allie..

Photo of the day

Moira & Ethan

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

I'm still up...

I was telling you that it was my bedtime in my previous post...but here I am still awake and typing this entry at 3.28am! Probably I've passed my sleeping time....maybe what I need is some aromatherapy to help me to relax and ease me to sleep. If you're like me and looking for a remedy, there's a new age website that offers aromatherapy products. Or if you prefer, you could also check out their Bamboo Water Fountain for a soothing and calming effect....Hmmm...I better force myself to bed now...I'll probably have panda eyes tomorrow and am sure it is not going to be a pleasant day when I'm going to have a busy day at work later... sigh...wish me luck in getting some sleep soon!

What's Your Name's Hidden Meaning?

What Joyce Means

You are fair, honest, and logical. You are a natural leader, and people respect you.You never give up, and you will succeed... even if it takes you a hundred tries.You are rational enough to see every part of a problem. You are great at giving other people advice.


You are well rounded, with a complete perspective on life.You are solid and dependable. You are loyal, and people can count on you.At times, you can be a bit too serious. You tend to put too much pressure on yourself.


You are a free spirit, and you resent anyone who tries to fence you in.You are unpredictable, adventurous, and always a little surprising.You may miss out by not settling down, but you're too busy having fun to care.


You are very open. You communicate well, and you connect with other people easily.You are a naturally creative person. Ideas just flow from your mind.A true chameleon, you are many things at different points in your life. You are very adaptable.


You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.

Have you ever been to Ireland?

Ireland was one of the many places that I truly wanted to visit during my Uni years...Unfortunately, being a student, money is always an issue. Friends who have been there told me how interesting and beautiful Ireland is. Definitely, no one can deny the historic and cultural heritage which blends well with the modern life style in Ireland. I'm pretty sure, many travellers and even business people wouldn't mind such tourism experience. What's more if there are plenty of Ireland Hotels to choose from.

If only I could manage to save some money by doing some part time jobs previously... I would probably have stepped foot on Dublin, Cork or even Belfast. oh well, perhaps I can bang on AirAsia for cheap flights to UK...wonder if the long haul flights to UK have started...do you know? If they have, I could start saving and plans for an Irish holiday! I could also start looking at brochures or the online Lonely Planet for Dublin Hotels, Cork Hotels, and Belfast Hotels. Hmmm....I think am babbling too much...too many places to go with not enough time and especially not enough money in my pocket...oh well, just another day dreaming mode of mine...sigh...

Monday, January 7, 2008

Ethan @ 7 months old

How time flies that my precious Ethan is 7 months old today. He was around 8.9kg less than a week ago. Not much increase from previous month (8.8kg) mainly because he wasn't well. But at least he is not loosing any weight. Anyway, as long as he is getting better which he is now, that is more important for us.

According to What to Expect the First Year by Heidi Murkoff, Sandee Hathaway, Arlene Eisnberg (this is a good reference for all you mommies out there especially new mommies like me - got mine from Times bookstore and I'm planning to get What to Expect the Toddler Years soon),

By 7 months, your baby...should be able to:
  • feed self a cracker - I haven't tried giving him any cracker but he tried to self feed himself with his bottle or anything that he managed to grab on...does that count?;)
  • razz (make wet razzing sound) - checked
  • coo or babble when happy - checked
  • smile often when interacting with you - definitely checked

...will probably be able to:

  • sit without support - not yet
  • bear some weight on legs when held upright - indeed checked
  • object if you try to take a toy away - I think checked
  • work to get a toy that's out of reach - checked
  • look for dropped objects - I think checked
  • rake with fingers an object and pick it up in fist - not quite sure what this means actually...do you?
  • turn in the direction of a voice -very checked
  • babbles, combining vowels and consonants such as ga-ga-ga, ba-ba-ba, ma-ma-ma, da-da-da - does 'abu-abu-abu' counts? ;p
  • play peekaboo - I play peekaboo with him and he likes it though he doesn't "peeka-himself-boo" yet ;p

...may possibly be able to:

  • creep or crawl - definitely not yet
  • pass a cube or other object from one hand to the other - not quite though I think he did try a few times
  • stand holding on to someone or something - haven't let him try this yet

...may even

  • pull up to standing position from sitting - not yet but he tried to pull himself up by holding on to the bars of his cot though
  • play patty-cake (clap hands) or wave bye-bye - he doesn't know how to clap his own hands but he likes it when I play clapping hands with him and he likes to pat his hand on mine or hubby's when we play with him

My 7mths old prince ;p

Now watch his leg...

See where it'll ended up...

Very flexible indeed...wait till you're old like your mummy now Ethan...you will not be able to bend and touch your toes, so enjoy your super "yoga" movements now!! ;p

Now watch it...juz watch his leg...

Where else will it ended up if not in his mouth...yup, everything seems to taste yummy for him nowadays..

Ok, I think that's all for now...I'm actually feeling a bit drowsy and high coz of the drugs that I'm taking for my bad cough and flu. Yup, I've been ill the past few days, that is why my blog seems quiet for the past few days...my apology for that and if you tried to access my blog yesterday, I think you will find that you've been redirected to another site. That's because of "advertlets" which I had to remove before my blog is up and running again...Oh oh.., its way past midnight folks, so its bedtime now, more updates later! Till then I need to catch up with my beauty sleep, sweet dreams and nighty-nite!! ;p