Hectic Day

Wow today was quite a tiring day.

Went to Office, went to regional hq and then gym then a property viewing. Fuuu ๐Ÿ˜“

Started off with salmon, fried egg whites and butterhead lettuce salad.

Did not have pictures of lunch because big big boss bought lunch

I had vegetarian lasagna and cup of flat white.

Gym today was quite tiring.

Did series of high rep low weight machine targeting arms and chest area intermittently with 30 squats and lunges. 4 sets of everything. Followed by sit ups with 5kg ball

Dinner of baked salmon with coconut aminos, asparagus and cauliflower rice.

MB property

I love the development for the huge pool, nice gym, tennis court and their other facilities.

When we stepped into the unit it was quite spacious.

Pros:

  1. Reasonable maintenance fee for lots of facilities
  2. 3 decent sized rooms with bomb shelter which can be converted to helpers room
  3. Wet and dry kitchen
  4. Spacious living with balcony which over look the massive pool.
  5. Master bedroom in the correct position for us.
  6. Literally next door to husbands work place.
  7. Next to market and ntuc fair price and foodie place.

Cons:

  1. Far from mrt.
  2. Nearer to a dodgy area (on the fringe) but not as dodgy as geylang la.
  3. Far from Isaac school and even further for Isaiah’s kindy
  4. Not so convenient for me to get to work vs current situation but it’s not bad either.
  5. Not much sheltered walk path to and fro. In rainy weather confirm I must change underwear when arrive at work lo.

But overall feel when we walk in was good. Took a walk around the development and I like it even better too.

We’ve one more place that I really like and would want to view before we can finally make a decision.

Fingers cross that the look will be over soon.

Then maybe can #dayrehome soon!

Ending with photos found on my phone today.

This Isaac has recently taken to selfieing himself. So funny la he.

And didi was suddenly in a position and I asked him if he wanted to poo poo in the toilet like big korkor.

Since he so FOMO, he totally said yes.

Took a pic to commentate his first poo in the throne!

So cute la!

Hehe.

Tomorrow is Isaacs oral egg challenge

Omg wish us luck.

I am quite apprehensive knowing that egg what caused Isaac’s first anaphylactic reaction.

But his allergist said that it is quite safe to challenge now based on his IgE level.

Fingers crossed it will turn out fine.

We have been challenge him with pancakes made with 1 egg for 7 pancakes. He has tolerated it well.

So I’m really hopeful!!!!

I’ve asked the Helper to boil 3 eggs and bring in steam mantau and fried noodles for him to eat with his egg.

Hoozahhhh! Can’t explain this feeling of excitement yet also fearful feeling.

Ommmmmmm ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

Development assessment

Wow last night was a terror. Isaiah wouldn’t stop crying. He woke up about 1.40am and cried his lungs out until 4.00am. Nothing pacified him until at 4.00am I couldn’t take it anymore, I went out and put him in the bouncer and climbed back to my bed to attempt to sleep.

Needless to say he cried the house down in his super honking cry kind of sound. Woke his brother and father up. Sigh!!!

Woke up so groggy. My legs are so wobbly.

Feel better after having my breakfast of smoked salmon, fried egg minus yolk and butterhead lettuce.

Annoyed at Isaiah because I’m suppose to be rested and paying attention this morning.

We are here now. I think probably know what the autism doctor going to say (negative for diagnosis) but I want her to confirm and suggest an action for his high anxiety.

Vital stats: 18kg, 113cm

Plan for Isaac

So preliminary assessment for autism with this consultant was good. She explains things quite well. Clearly guidance on how to help him was discuss. Nothing bombshell kind of statement. Basically nothing new that we already don’t know. We agreed on his management together

  1. Get psychologist to help him with his anxiety
  2. Get psychologist to access his social skills.
  3. Not to get him formally assessed as sometimes this label is stuck with him his whole life. It may not be a good time if proven otherwise
  4. Monitor him for couple of years to see if his “freaking out” at new situation improves.
  5. If all hell break lose during primary and he cannot cope, then we will revisit getting him formally assessed.

She does agree he is high functioning. No need extra support other than what is recommended. Mainstream school will be okay for him. He doesn’t need to go to pathlight or any special school.

He did ignore the doctor as usual, but he did engage with her on and off and answered some questions directed to him.

Dr says he is listening but pretending to be ignoring the new situation. Because new situation is scary for him and he retreats to himself and he is safe in his own mind, his own space. It did help a little when we prep him about visit to the doctor.

I told him we are seeing a doctor and she’ll talk to you, so please answer her. She wants to know if your happy or sad Isaac. He’s response when I said is to ignore me too. Haha.

Otherwise the visit was fruitful. Will get a psychologist appointment soon.

We were done at 10am and Isaac wanted to go McDonald’s. KKH ma, post review sure go have some French fries. Since it’s still breakfast time he had happy meal hash brown only.

I was dam shack from the non sleeping due to Isaiah so I wanted to whack food. Fillet o fish it is! I ate everything including the bun.

Then had an early lunch. Walk over to the new Marriott courtyard at 11am and had bagel. Cheese bagel with smoked haddock. It is so good!!!!! I love it.

Obviously today is not paleo.

Got back from work and had dinner around 7.15pm. I’m having loads of backlog at work. Currently taking on a stretch assignment so my FTE is 1.5 person. I’m going to chiong for 6-9months. And not only that, I have major fillings to do.

Bring it on

I’m totally liked being slave driven.

Shit Isaiah says

This morning he complained to the helper

“Yaya I cry yesterday because mummy beat me”

It’s true I smack his butt because we wouldn’t stop crying for 2 hrs straight.

When I got back from work the helpers turn to let me know he basically complaint but errthing.

๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿป yaya, I want bread

๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿณ*hands him bread*

๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿป I don’t want! Not nice.

Next he ask for banana and said the same thing. Same goes for milk. Ask for milk then tells her he doesn’t want because it’s not nice.

Regular Monday

Breakfast: 9.30am. Rushed out from home because woke up late. Had to pack breakfast to Office. If not, Isaac would be late for school too.

Smoked salmon from Alaska guys, butterhead lettuce and fried egg which my helper so kindly removed the yolks whilst packing it in.

Lunch: 12pm. Yong tau fu! My usual safe picks are 2 eggs, 2 brinjal, 1 yam, 1 okra and 1 leafy veg.

No more squid because of my fatty liver.

Bye bye beautiful egg yolk ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ

Marks & spencer was having 80% sale. Walked in and tempted by the chocolates that were going for $1 per box. So bought 2 small box.

Having kopi o kosong with 1 of the chocolates I bought. I kenut resist!!!!

Back from gym and dinner time!

7.15pm: wild caught salmon, Canadian scallops (both from The Alaska Guys) and stir fry okra with chili!

I was telling my PT that my cousins wedding is on the 17 March but it’s too late for me to Chiong and look fit. He thought hard for a minute and say “it can be done one!” – Just cardio everyday from now until 17 March. Very fast lose weight, he says. Ok.

I will try boss ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

Yesterday went for a short grocery shopping and saw this almond yogurt. First time seeing this and bought to try.

Had it after dinner as my dessert.

Verdict: very light tasting just like how almond milk is as well. But the texture abit too artificially fluffy. Checked the ingredients and it’s mix with tapioca starch and carob gum.

Don’t think I will buy this again although the idea ofit is good for dairy free alternative. Better than soy yogurt.

Tomorrow, we will be going for Isaacs development assessment.

A.k.a, to access wether he has high functioning autism.

Gulp!

I’m having abit of trepidation and it’s not entirely because of this assessment. On Thursday, he will also be going for his egg challenge.

I am nervous. I think that is a wee bit of understatement

Fuuu. ๐Ÿคฏ๐Ÿคฏ๐Ÿคฏ๐Ÿคฏ

Calm down.

Go to sleep.

Maybe do some internet shopping.

Help!

Sunday. House viewing

First meal of the day. Lunch at 11.30am. Had Saba, veg tempura, salmon sashimi and chawan mushi. Not a drop of rice.

Took pics of them in their hats. Isaac being extra with his Brolly. Got that hot meh? Isaiah attempted to show the peace sign.

Both of them trying to touch each other hands. So cute.

Otw back from lunch got tired of holding didis hand. Big brother to the rescue. Must shield his didi from sun also he said. But you know where most of the umbrella was shading. Haha.

So glad they can eat bakwa. I need them to put on weight. 1 bakwa is 300 calories right? Wohoo. Eat la eat.

First house viewing

Nice place. Huge pool.

Both the kids running around and having a good time.

  • Pros:Master bedroom was huge with hidden walk in toilet. Airy sunken bath tub. Walked in and had a nice feeling
  • Cons: master bedroom position is in my total lost position and husbands bad luck position. Kitchen quite small. Common bath room smallish. Common bedrooms are sososososo small. Can only fit single bed each and no more space.

I guess it’s a no even though it’s quite windy. Only the MB is good size. Everything is a dud ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿผ

Second viewing

  • Pros: good directions, decent size bedrooms. Huge common bathroom, good size master bedroom. Directions of master bedroom and kitchen is good. Both other rooms are in ok positions too. Living room spacious, kitchen workable. Utility room can be converted to helpers room. Has a diff section for dining. Overall feel was not bad even though it’s not 100% wow. But I’m growing to like it.
  • Cons: price! Hahaha duh.

So we made and offer and if owner is agreeable then we will take it and end our search.

And that means…

We will finally have our first home in Singapore!

Ah so our offer was rejected. Definitely did not low ball and gave a price slightly higher than the last transacted price. Owner was very firm and only want to sell at his quoted price. Too bad.

Have to keep looking.

Dinner time 6.50pm. Saba fish with kimchi soup.

Saturday after CNY leave.

Been back to work for 2 days and yesterday Went to the gym for the first time in 2 weeks. I am shack!I couldn’t get up this morning for my 11am PT session. Plus, didi was coughing the whole night and vomited his pleghm out. Cue the hourly night waking. By 6.30am he ask for milk and like a zombie had to go out to make him a bottle. He never ask for milk usually so he must be super thirsty. Boobing was not enough for him. This was Isaiah last night eating bacon from daddy and asking for “some more”. Note his husky voice.

Omg guys. Just sort off woke up and stood on the weighing machine. And *drumroll*

This is the lightest I’ve been in over a year!!!! 71.7kg!!!

What did the trick was cutting out egg yolk and animal fat. Previously mentioned on dayre my PT and I was wondering why I was not losing weight even though I kena tekan dam bad by him. So we agreed to try this strategy to see if it helps.

It’s almost 2 weeks and also binging throughout Chinese New Year and I lost 2kg almost!!! Jeng jeng jeng.

Taking out egg yolk is easy for me. But animal fat was harder! And serendipitously, I saw it was lent and Cikumuffin was observing it and I decided to follow her too!

I’ve not had meat in 2 weeks. Meat is my weakness. I love my medium done steaks. But these 2 weeks I substituted with loads of seafood.

My sil was impressed because she knew I went for bbq mookata and didn’t have any meat. I told her I had prawns and squid and clams. Have you tried grilling the clams on the mookata grill? Nice leh!

And I did not have any bakwa so far.

I also stopped eating my beef jerky.

It’s ok! After Easter I can have meat again. It’s not like it’s forever.

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Because I vain. Weigh myself again before taking a shower.

What!!! 70.8kg. After peeing and nakeddddd.

Thai for lunch. First meal of the day.

Ordered steam sea bass because it’s on promo too and a mango salad.

Can’t wait. ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹

In the late afternoon I took my Helper to renew her contract and get her home leave application done.

Isaiah just woke up and was being quite clingy and didn’t let me leave the house, so we brought him along!

He was so happy to sit on the bus, terrorizing the personnel working in the agency with demands of:

  1. wanting a pen to sign something because I was holding one to sign the contract
  2. “Want paper” because I was signing on a paper too
  3. “Want money” because i paid for the fees and he wanted the money
  4. “Want water” because he saw the ladies water bottle and wanted a sip too

So funny la. The agency ppl couldn’t help but tease him with the money and water thing. Also not shy ah this boy, demand things here and there.

Dinner time at 6.30pm. Had aburi mentaiko kaisen don with salmon sashimi. Left 75% of the rice. Was still quite full from lunch.

Then went grocery shopping and called it a day.

Isaiah looked better today. No more fever but still has some chesty cough. Knocked out during bed time quite fast too.

First post on WordPress

Thanks for joining me! Especially those from dayre.

I really miss having the closeness that was from community of dayre and how it brought me so many friends in Singapore.

Truth be told, without dayre, life in Singapore will be a million times lonely. I would have probably given up on living here long time.

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. โ€” Izaak Walton

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7.10am. Breakfast of paleo waffles, 1 egg and 1 sausage.

Last night although Isaac fell asleep by himself without much fuss, he did wake up about 3 times.

1am, 2am and another god knows what time. I heard him the first time.

After that Iโ€™m just dead..

The father was the one who attended to him the 3 times.

He had a bad nightmare and was so scared he grabbed and hugged the dad so tight to sleep. The dad had to sleep with him until 6.15am and then only got back to our room.

Lunch 12.20pm.

Roast chicken with bell pepper.

Kaisen Salad.

7.15pm. Dinner.

I donโ€™t know if this is even worth documenting anymore.

Ribs, ladies fingers and celery.

Bye bye dayre.

Iโ€™ve truly met a lot of good friends here and live in Singapore has not been so isolated since then.

Iโ€™ve actually felt more to Singapore with all the dayreans here.

Thank you each and everyone of you who have taken the time to read my post and comment.

You can find me on IG with the same handle name. And you can finally see how bad dude looks like. But not like it was an ultimate secret anyway la. Hahha.

Thank you for all the fish!

My breakfast.

Mind you these are paleo waffles made with almond flour, eggs and coconut milk only and some flavoring with maple syrup.

Husbands breakfast.

Trying to eat less here!!

Striving to eat half of what my husband eats.

Junbucha as my morning โ€œteaโ€

Lunch. 12.10pm.

Leftover roasted chicken thighs with bellpeppers.

By 3pm looking for food already.

Iโ€™m obsessed with food la. Every time also wanna eat.

So went to pantry and made kopi o kosong. Filled up my flask with water. Been drinking loads of water!!

Canโ€™t wait to go home and eat dinner.

Thing 1 and thing 2 went down cycling. And now kicking some balls.

I did not dressed them 100% alike. Korkor always wants to dress like didi.

Even down to the same slippers. Haha

So happy! Putting my marinated beef in the dehydrator.

Since Iโ€™ve only used 3 trays for the beef, Iโ€™m just tossing in the blueberries to test it out too.

Ready to go! Will check in 4 hrs time.

6.45pm. Dinner!!

Roast chicken with Thai asparagus and the roasted pumpkin and carrot that was roasted with the chicken.

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Iโ€™m still amazed heโ€™s able to spell. Ok thank you all gods for him being able to spell. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

Jerky is done!!

And itโ€™s not burned and not super brittle. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Took about 3.5-4hrs (those a little bit thicker).

Isaac knocked off the earliest tonight by himself just before 9pm.

He was tired today. Could tell from his extra crying. Didnโ€™t walk in and out much of his room tonight. Maybe just 1 big time to my room and thatโ€™s it.

Tomorrow evening he can open his Zane and Kai.

Isaac did not wake up the whole night!!!

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๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽŠ

๐Ÿคฏ๐Ÿคฏ๐Ÿคฏ๐Ÿคฏ๐Ÿคฏ๐Ÿคฏ

Couldnโ€™t believe it.

This morning he got up about 6.15am, push open my door and shouted โ€œmummy! I donโ€™t like my door close!โ€

Then I mumbled ok because I was still sleeping. Then poof. No more sound.

My alarm rang at 6.45am. Went to check on him and he curled and wrap himself up in his blanket and was still fast asleep.

Woot!

3rd night a success!!

I donโ€™t think this fasting thing is working out for me.

Look at what Iโ€™m eating at 8.40am since I skipped breakfast. Sighhh.

I think I rather eat my hot cooked breakfast than random shit in the mornings. Because Iโ€™m starving.

This IF thing worked for the first 2 weeks. I was more alert, no coffee needed and eating portion was less too.

Now Iโ€™m in 4th week and my bowels are not smooth anymore!!

Iโ€™m tired most of the time and I donโ€™t have energy to go to lunch workouts!

And worse, now Iโ€™m back to using black tea and black coffee to power through the day.

Kombucha donโ€™t help me anymore too.

Tomorrow, I shall go back to eating breakfast albeit a light one.

At least half a portion of my husbands.

12.10pm lunch.

Leftover pork rib.

Salad.

Oh my goodness.

I just got my medical review results. Everythingโ€™s ok with blood works.

My cholesterol, tg levels came down.

But my ultrasound abdomen shows I have fatty liver.

Waist measurement came down from 91cm to 80cm.

And weight reduced only 1kg.

Blood sugar nothing remarkable as was last years.

This year opted for abdomen ultrasound because Iโ€™ve always had issues with bloating so decided to check it out.

Iโ€™m actually quite shock I got fatty liver. Because the cause of fatty liver are

1๏ธโƒฃ overweight or obesity
2๏ธโƒฃ alcohol consumption
3๏ธโƒฃ metabolic syndrome
4๏ธโƒฃ high fat in blood (TG)

Yes I am โœ… obese
But I am โŽ an alcoholic
โŽ prediabetis or have high blood sugar or thyroid issues
โŽ high fat in blood. In fact this round my TG has gone down from borderline high to DESIRABLE.

Iโ€™ve already been going to the gym 4 times a week for the past 2 months.

Previous 6 months is 3 times a week.

So the doctor advice is to reduce calorie intake.

Dinner 7.20pm

Grass fed rib eye steak. Ainโ€™t gonna eat all the fats liow. I think the only reason my cholesterol was desirable is because we eat quality meat.

Raw spinach no dressing.

Gave 1/3 away to the husband who needs to grow bigger.

Old reading above.

New reading below.

Oh itโ€™s true! I did lose 11cm. And I didnโ€™t measure one. The doctor did.

#nehbluff

Marinating beef jerky!!

Because my new toy is here!!!

And so happen my grass fed chuck beef also delivered on the same day!

Canโ€™t wait to dehydrate my marinated beef tomorrow.

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Iโ€™ll have a health paleo snack!

And then the door bell rang and Iโ€™ve got another surprise!!

Seriously, banking money on lichun works because I have very generous and thoughtful friend.

She truly will not let your go hungry and always shows her love with food related goodies!!

Thank you thank you Sya @strawbee

Isaac and Isaiah loves you too. Should have seen their eyes pop out after seeing the cookies yesterday.

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Chirashi party on me ok!!!

Isaiah salah concept. Hahha.

Was reading their bed time reads and he just blindly follow what the daddy says.

Too cute especially their baby voice.

Tonightโ€™s the 4th night Isaac went to sleep on his own after much โ€œpatternโ€

He slept off about 9.40pm? Wasnโ€™t sure. Was busy marinating beef ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†

Husband was in the loo so nobody entertained him and his wiles. And he just slept off.

20 mins before he was hungry and ate some fruits and was kaypo looking at me slicing beef and asking me what Iโ€™m doing. Told him Iโ€™m making jerky and heโ€™s like โ€œhuh?โ€

Jerky? Whatโ€™s that?

So I had to explain that itโ€™s like bakwa only less sweet and dryer. Then his eyes went โ€œdingโ€!

I love bakwa, can you buy for me please. Oh how bout can you make for me please etc. went on for abit describing his love for bakwa. Haha.

Wohooo

Isaac slept by himself most of the night.

Slept off at 9.30ish himself and at about 12.30pm we heard him crying outside our door.

Husband got up to usher him back to his room and sat with him for 2 mins. He manage to sleep off and only woke up this morning when the Helper went and wake him up about 7am.

We asked him to tick off the calendar because he manage to sleep by himself the whole night again.

Reward after 5 nights will be to open one of his Lego Xmas presents!

Brought these from home for healthy snacking before I break my fast.

But I think Iโ€™m going to go through the blueberries even before 10am.

Why my resolve so weak!

Meetings through lunch.

Basil Thai chicken from Nara Thai.

3.10pm snack time.

I canโ€™t stand it. Iโ€™m soooo hungry. Went downstairs to get inari tuna because I figured bean curd is protein and tuna is protein. Should be sustainable until 6.30pm

Came home and there was this bag on the table.

My helper ask me did I order. Cluess me also donโ€™t know whatโ€™s happening.

Luckily I got the suspect correct! Ahahha

Sheโ€™s one generous and cray cray person. Donโ€™t worry about ever going hungry with her around!

Eh Omg!!

And waiting in my room thereโ€™s another parcel!!!

Thank you!!!!

From another different person but equally as generous. Hohoho.

6.00pm. Dinner time.

Roasted chicken thighs with bell peppers.

Cauliflower rice.

Stir fried sweat pea.

Wohooo. Isaac slept before 9.30pm.

After much warning of telling him not to step out of the room and he can do whatever he wants in the room. He must also not make too loud of a sound.

Whined a few times complaining itโ€™s cold, saying we are too loud and that he doesnโ€™t like his room.

Reminded him again that as long as heโ€™s in his room and with the doors open he can do whatever he wants.

And by 9.20pm, no more noise from him.

Winning by baby steps.

Sleep Training – Day 2

This is Isaac this morning.
He kept crying and refusing to sleep by himself last night. After a while he stopped crying and took book after book to read.

After the 4th book I told him go lie down on the bed to read, if not, my catwoman voice is coming out. (Cat woman voice obviously scarier than Batman voice la haha)
Scurried back into his room, heard him sniffling meow meow sound and then quiet. It was about 10.15pm when I check on him, he was sleeping soundly in the middle of his bed, wrap

up like a dumpling in his blanket.

He was sleeping on the dads pillow, must be the dads smell. His own pillow donโ€™t want to sleep on.

This is him at 4am, crying loudly wanting someone to sleep with him again.

At least he didnโ€™t barge into our room like he usually does because I told him last night that heโ€™s not allowed in our room anymore.

So the dad got up, walk him to his room, told him to settle down.

Dad will give him 2 mins to fall asleep by himself and then dad will walk out.

Isaac was still crying and sniffling but lying down and mumbling wanting someone to sleep with him blablabla

KNOCK OUT!

And the husband came back to the room but couldnโ€™t sleep.

Every sound that he heard, he was half expecting Isaac to cry and run back to our room again.

Fuuuu dunno la.

Everyoneโ€™s zombie this morning.

Probably will continue sleep training until CNY holidays where weโ€™re going back to KL and grandparents will undo all the training again.

Wish us luck!

Oh haha wanted to jot down, yesterday we banked in money for lichun.

We also wore red.

This @strawbee already told us what time to bank and wore red, we better do right???

Wooohooo we are going to be richy rich.

Found it funny cos a non Chinese telling a clueless Chinese about this money making blessing thingy.

Ok boss. We trust you. Good chi to have more money. Because this year we will need all the money we can get.

Want to buy a place ma!

First meal of the day (donโ€™t tell anyone I had half a handful of cashew nuts)

Lunch at 12.00pm.

Salad with barramundi fish and cod fish.

1.15pm slump.

Onde onde and black coffee.

6.40pm dinner.

Air fried pork ribs, stir fry bakchoy and broccoli.

Wow so 2nd day โ€œsleep trainingโ€ for Isaac.

Read 1 story book and told him he can do whatever he wants in his room. As long as he doesnโ€™t come out.

I was not outside because was putting Isaiah down for sleep. I could hear him bargaining and saying that his hungry etc.

Came out about 9am and told him โ€œu want catwomen voice to shout at you now? Go into your own room and donโ€™t come out.โ€

And he went in. And didnโ€™t come out until 15-20 mins later.

Did his puppy dog eyes and ask the father to sleep with him.

We said no. U can leave the door open, but you canโ€™t come out the room.

Then he ask if daddy can adjust the aircond because it was too hot. He wanted it cooler. So daddy went and made it cooler and said good night. โ€œU can keep the door open but u canโ€™t come out anymore.โ€

At about 9.45pm went to check on him, he was sound asleep! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด

Hoozahhhh!!

Back here again for the wings.

And to take the boys to eat somewhere different.

Second course, ten tonic duck soup.

Kushiyaki set from ichiban boshi for dinner.

Isaacs rendition of snoopy and Charlie Brown.

Both their obsession with broom and pan is real.

We went to diaso to get kokor a broom too. Both wanted a dustpan but I think thatโ€™s just crazy. At least broom I can slide it behind the book shelves.

But dust pan, where am I going to hide it.

I gave 2 bucks to Isaac to pay for it himself. If he doesnโ€™t pay it himself, then no broom for him.

Teach him to get out of his comfort zone.

Erghhh stress in a understatement.

So trying this two boys in the evening.

Both swept the floor like mad, went cycling after dinner and didi fell off the bike and grazed his elbows very badly.

But the icing of the cake is not that yet.

Isaac was being very rude and a monster.

Walk out of his room and slam the door on didis face. Didi fell right on the edge of the door!

Let out a blood curling scream (me).

Whack this Isaac on his arms. The husband whack Isaac on his bump real hard cos he was wearing diapers.

And hubs also took a plastic ruler to smack his hands.

Ultimate punishment is that no one is going to sleep with him in his room. We donโ€™t care if he cries and not sleep. No laying with him on his bed.

Poor didi.

Got his elbows scrapped and bloodied and got his face smashed on the edge of the door.

He slept off after all that crying. Manage to get the swell down by icing it.

Isaac is still not sleeping. Heโ€™s going to suffer tomorrow morning.

1.00pm. Lunch time.

Herbal chicken soup, vege and steam egg.

First meal of the day after gym.

2.50pm. Snack time.

Chicken wings and 1 popiah to share with husband.

Kueh TuTu!!!

Another 5 liter continuous brew going on.

Cleaned out the whole vessel, rinse the scoby with drinking water to get rid of yeast strands coating it and made fresh brewed black tea.

Wait for 7 days to harvest.

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I only clean the vessel once a month to clear accumulated yeast at the bottom and spruce up the scoby.

#scoby #kombucha

Didi has a new toy.

Well, itโ€™s actually not a toy.

Itโ€™s a real broom. A $2 Diaso broom.

He is obsessed with sweeping. Always snatching the broom from the Helper.

So, we got him his own broom.

He was so so so happy.

Kept sweeping and sweeping.

Ok. Very good. Keep it up.

๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป Didi, still so dirty. Sweep! Clean!

๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿป sweep sweep sweep.

6.25pm. Dinner time.

3oz Air fried Cod fish on bed of salad.

Too full from snack so dinner is light for me.

Omg!!!

I kena praised by the global people!!!

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Just when my mood was slumping and feeling like Iโ€™m shit, this came in.

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Lunch! Zoodles and mustard roasted chicken.

All leftovers.

Dinner 7.15pm

Air fried cod fish
Pork chop
Stir fry French beans.

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Woot! More parcels going out tomorrow!

I think Iโ€™ve made quite abit since I listed it last week.

Wahhh and to think I gave away a lot of it to random strangers on FB group.

Good morning!!

Early morning came in and I see a big jar of roasted cashew.

Cleaner aunty, why you so nice!! ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ

12.35pm. Breaking of fast.

Not a good choice. I had a lunch meeting where was promised lunch. But there was no lunch!!

Bought double cheeseburger and mcchicken.

Shit Iโ€™ve forgotten how bad and fake it taste.

So sponge like.

Sobs. Patty so dry

Fffff laaaa. Still hungry and not satisfied at all

1-1 bobo chacha. And the other black glutinous dessert.

Wah so thick.

Aiyo not nice. Threw away after 1 spoon.

Ah so strange. Irvinโ€™s came and just delivered 8 packets of angbao.

So funny. My helper also said โ€œeh u didnโ€™t order? They just come suddenlyโ€

Oh well. Thanks Irvin!

Lol!!!

More deliveries to be made for my carousell Business!!

So funny. Iโ€™ve been to the post office everyday since Monday! Either to buy more Smartpac or to drop into the post box.

6.05pm Dinner!

Roasted chicken parts with mustard

Zoodles with sesame dressing

Leftover scallops from yesterday.

Woot!!

I look forward to see his spelling book every week.

Not bad. I was worried he donโ€™t know how to spell heart.

This evening I was berating Isaac to clear his mess and keep his toys.

Then I told him:
๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป you know why your toys are so messy??
๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿป oh why?
๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป because you have too much toys!!!
๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿป then why did you buy me so many toys???
๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป WHAT?

Okay. I will proceed to de clutter more of your toys!

And confirm chop! I wonโ€™t buy new toys for you.