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Hmm, realised that I've posted too many pics of myself recently. Gotta neutralise that so here's a pic of the cheeky boy :)

Had totally forgotten about this but jemauvais' comment in my previous blog entry jolted my memory..

This happened last Thursday at my place when I had a crazy bunch of people over. I was at the dining table having some of the delicious crab noodles from Melben when Yun Huei called me over. He, together with some others like-minded people like Wei Chi, Richard & Elaine were laughing hysterically over something and I was also curious to know what it was. He handedme a sheet of paper. It was Aidan's spelling list handwritten by the boy's grandma. Yun Huei asked if I thought there was anything wrong with the list. I'd been teaching Aidan his spelling for the past few days so I was quite taken aback when he'd asked that because I didn't notice anything earlier on...

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my first cooking class :D

Attended a cooking class for the first time last Saturday..well, better late than never I guess heh. Some time back when I was look through some of Aidan's past revision exercise, I saw a chinese worksheet that had those fill-in-the-blanks questions and it went something like this : (i've translated it to English okay!)

_____ cooked dinner for me
_____ played football with me

(so cliché yah!)

Helping words were mummy, daddy and some other relations. Aidan was relating to me how he he had to tell his teacher that the worksheet wasn't 'right' coz his mummy doesn't cook dinner for him. "Mummy" he says, "buys me McDonalds!" *sigh* Mega paiseh siah! He probably couldn't remember those earlier years when I was without a helper. I was the one who made all his meals then! Grrrr!! Oh well, I've never been gifted in the culinary department anyway. Was thinking though that it should be fun to learn how to cook something new and maybe, I can start cooking for Aidan again :D
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si zhap liao~~ :)

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The boy was supposed to buy a marker from the school's bookshop as all the markers in our house had dried up. Gave him an extra $2 to get it. He did buy the pen during recess and was given a change of 25 cents. Placed both the marker and change in his shirt pocket. But somehow, he managed to lose both the pen and money by the time he got home from school. Nenita dutily informed me me about what had happened when I got back from work. I had no choice but to reprimand him..reminding him that he shouldn't be so careless with money and that he needs to learn to be responsible. As punishment, I told him that I would be deducting the cost of the marker from his piggy bank (he has been diligently saving his change from his pocket money everyday) and also his next day's pocket money would also come from his bank. Told him that I'll buy the markers myself.

Yesterday,the boy actually used his pocket money of $2 to buy the marker.And with the change of 25 cents, he went to the store that sold french fries, told them that he had only that much money for makan (a packet of fries was $1). The store owner then gave him only 5 sticks of fries (aiyoh so sad) and the poor boy had that for his meal. Most of u should know what a big appetite he has and that it was really a big sacrifice to be doing something like that..and I was touched by his actions because he'd shown that he was contrite and was trying his best to make up for his booboo..

He's really such a sweet boy and can be really sensitive too..Unfortunately, I have to be the stern parent most of the time and I do fear that he may grow up hating me as a result. I can remember all those anger I'd felt whenever I kena big time from my parents..not understanding then at all that they had meant well. I fear too about the future..whether I'll be able to inculcate the right values in him especially when I'm not a good example myself. I grew up in a somewhat dysfunctional family and there were times when I'd felt that I wasn't loved or that my parents weren't able to offer any emotional support system. I really don't want him to grow up feeling the same way too. And things are so different given the circumstances now...

Everyone thinks I'm strong and capable..and I'm truly not. There are times when I feel like such a failure and I can't help but wonder why life has to turn out like that for me. It was difficult initially dealing with the trauma of a failed marriage..I felt rejected and was so angry and was filled with an overwhelming sense of grief. Was an emotional wreck for a while. But through those past difficult months, I was touched by the show of love, friendship and support from both family and friends. It helped me to move on..

Though we're no longer together, I never did regret those years that was invested in the marriage. No..I'm not still stuck in the past hoping for any kind of reconciliation. I know that it would not happen and have moved on already. I'm glad that he's still very much an integral part of Aidan's life. He's always been a good dad to Aidan and we both want the boy to grow up happy, healthy and well-adjusted.

I guess this is a somewhat strange entry to write on the day I turn 40. But it is only natural to start reflecting on your life especially when it's a milestone.To be honest, I kinda dread it because it does feel OLD!! And I still haven't got my life figured out. But I guess I just have to embrace the fact and just look forward to what lies ahead :) And I am blessed and thankful to have Aidan and he really means the world to me. Thanks all for the birthday greetings via the phone, facebook, sms & twitter!

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Happy Birthday July Babes :)

I was making a comment at dinner with the galpals that people seemed to be blogging less now that they've started twittering (I miss reading my friends' blog entries!!) and kena suan-ed coz I haven't exactly been updating my blog much either. Yeah, have been really tardy but I've said this before..I'm usually more inspired to blog when I have pictures to post! The last entry was about weddings and this time round, it is all about birthdays! Loads of July babies including moi! Yeah..my birthday's around the corner and to be honest,I'm truly not looking forward to it. Okay, please please please..when the day comes, don't tell me that 40s is the new 20s 'cause that's totally bullshit! I'm not depressed or melancholic lah..just feeling old heh. I can no longer tell people that I'm in my 30s soon *sob*. Yah, I know age isn't everything...and plus that I don't look like a 40 year old auntie so I should be thankful and happy. Nenita was telling Aidan that my birthday was around the corner and he asked me how old I was. "Guess!" I said. "ONE HUNDRED YEARS OLD!!", he squealed. Kwa kwa....

Anyway, as I was saying...loads of birthdays in the month of July..Lemme try to name them all (those that I can remember lah)...triciaseowTricia, squarenailsPei Fen and her baby kristyseahKristy, am_klutzAndrea, vixette7Charlaine, & loads others who aren't on LJ like my younger bro Junior whose birthday is on the 21 July,old school pals, Audrey Lee & Anne Chia, Jonathan(Irene's SO), Alan, Martin etc..gah, way too many! Happy Birthday all of you younger folks (I'm still the oldest *sob*).

Enough with the birthday wishes & ranting hehe..Pics galore as usual. All taken during the weekend that passed! 3 birthdays celebration in total!

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Birthday girl Pei Fen..posing next to her beautiful cake..:)Collapse )


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Congrats to y'all :)

Been attending quite a number of weddings lately..the most recent one was just yesterday, at hypodemicallyGermaine & James' big day at Sentosa Resort & Spa. One of the reasons why I don't mind attending weddings is that I can get to wear my pretty cocktail dresses, most of which I've only like worn once before. Heh..so vain yah. But I also like to be part of a happy occasion lah. Here's my wish to the blissful couples - Hope you both grow old on one pillow! May you love and hold each other in the best & worst of times with trust, faith and belief!

This was my handsome date yesterday
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Aidan's Going Back to School Haircut :P

Hmm, I think this is his shortest hairdo ever~ Makes him looks kinda different eh..he seems scrawnier. And his ears look bigger :D~


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He's at the age where most of his friends/peers are bo-gay but all his milk teeth is still intact! Yeah, not a single tooth dropped yet although two of his lower teeth seems rather shaky. Yeah, Jean called me a worry-wart when I expressed my concern. The later his primary teeth drop, the longer his 'permanent' teeth will stay, she said. Okay, that sounds quite comforting. I told Aidan the story of the tooth fairy and now, he's more concerned than me (for material reasons). Oops! I hope he doesn't start prying his tooth out...

He's grown quite a bit eh..no more that baby-ish looking boy. He's like a little man now :) l1sh wrote about being mesmerized by her sleeping child..I do have that problem too. I really love looking at Aidan's face especially when he sleeps. He's such a handsome child (heh, I'm super biased), with his long eyelashes and impish, cheeky look. I can't help smothering him with kisses.. I sometimes wonder how I managed to create someone like that (yalah, I had help too!). Okay, okay..i'm getting way too rou-ma! But man, I'm not sure how I would react when he reaches puberty and starts sprouting pimples and growing hair in goodness knows where..


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Viva La Macau :)

Wanted to bring Aidan for a short holiday somewhere since it was the school hols but was undecided for a while on where to bring him to. Couldn't take too long a holiday as I didn't have many leave days left so places like Australia & NZ were out. I didn't want to go Hong Kong again since we were there earlier in the year and his daddy has promised to bring him there this November so..Macau it was! Read more...Collapse )

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