August 31, 2009

Confinement Day 15

Another half way more to go.
Sengsara betul lah rasa nyer hidup dalam kepanasan, makanan panas², minuman pun kena yang panas² gak.
Cepat la berlalu.
Sempat juga Mummy shopping online, banyak pula offer barang baby sekarang ni, tengah merdeka sale kot.

August 25, 2009

Emmett

My 2nd hero, lil' Emmett.

August 16, 2009

9 months had passed by

1st Pregnancy – my post in one of my old blog.

At first, it came as a surprise, and a bit nervous as well. Slowly I began to enjoy every moment of my pregnancy.

During the 1st trimester, I felt dizzy almost very morning around 6.30-7.30am, and in the evening as well from 5-7pm. It felt very uncomfortable. Slowly time passes by, during the 2nd trimester, all the dizziness was gone, but I still felt weak and need to go to bed very early…lots of slept is needed…

My body started to feel very heavy in week 36, by that time, my feet started swollen, movement become slower too.

2nd Pregnancy

This time, it didn’t come as surprise as the 1st pregnancy and not too nervous, but more to excitement.

During the 1st trimester, no dizziness in the morning, only having the afternoon sickness during the 2nd & 3rd months, which normally starts from 4pm until 8pm. Masa awal pregnancy, tak minat makan daging, prefer fruit and vege. Can easily get annoyed by certain sound or smell too.

After the 1st trimester, I started to regain my energy, no more sickness, no more sleepy eye in the afternoon, and no more early bedtime at night.

Towards the end of my pregnancy, I didn’t experience any edema like I used to have during my 1st pregnancy. Last time I kena pakai slipper husband sebab slipper sendiri dah tak muat

Overall this 2nd pregnancy has been quite easy for me. I thank God for that, coz I really need my energy to look after Eugene. I want to spend as much time as possible with him before the coming of his lil' companion.

August 12, 2009

Remote control car

This is Eugene's 2nd remote control car, Daddy bought this for him.



Siap ada spare tyre lagi.


This is his 1st remote control car, at the age of 7+ months.
Of coz at that time he dunno how to play with the car yet, but Daddy was too eager to get him one.

August 11, 2009

Seether - Careless Whisper

1st time dengar lagu Careless Whisper version Seether ni pagi tadi kat Radio 4. Dah lama gak tak dengar Radio 4 sebenarnya, ntah siapa la yang pergi tukar channel ni, mesti jari-jari kecil Eugene rasa nyer. Macam minat pula dengan lagu ni, mula-mula ingatkan Nickelback yang bawa lagu ni. Surf punyer surf, rupa nyer Seether. Jum layan...zazzz



I feel so unsure
As I take your hand and lead you to the dance floor
As the music dies something in your eyes
Calls to mind a silver screen and now its sad goodbye.

I'm never gonna dance again
guilty feet have got no rhythm
Though it's easy to pretend
I know you're not a fool
I should have known better than to cheat a friend
And waste a chance that I've been given
So I'm never gonna dance again
the way I danced with you ooohhh

Time can never mend
The careless whispers of a good friend
To the heart and mind ignorance is kind
There's no comfort in the truth
Pain is all you'll find

I'm never gonna dance again
guilty feet have got no rhythm
Though it's easy to pretend
I know you're not a fool
I should have known better than to cheat a friend
And waste a chance that I've been given
So I'm never gonna dance again
the way I danced with you ....oooh

Tonight the music seems so loud
I wish that we could lose this crowd.
Maybe it's better this way
We'd hurt each other with the things we want to say.
We could have been so good together
We could have lived this dance forever
But now who's gonna dance with me
Please stay!!!

I'm never gonna dance again
guilty feet have got no rhythm
Though it's easy to pretend
I know you're not a fool
I should have known better than to cheat a friend
And waste a chance that I've been given
So I'm never gonna dance again
the way I danced with you ....oooh

Blood Test

As a pregnant woman, I’m required to go through a series of blood test. These test may be vary from the others. It’s all depends on :
1. Where you go for regular check-up
2. Your medical condition
3. Your family history

Here’s the test that I went through.

03/02/2009
Haemoglobin 12.9 G/DL 11.5-16.5 (Reference Range)

Hepatitis Screen
HBS Antigen Nonreactive
HBS Antibody Nonreactive

Rubella IGB 124.6 IU/ML >10 IU/ML Indicates Immunity

VDRL Nonreactive
HIV I & II AB Nonreactive

26/06/2009
Glucose Tolerance Test
Blood glucose
Glucose, blood (fasting) 4.3 mmol/L 3.9-6.1 (Reference Range)
Glucose, blood (2.0 hour) 6.5 mmol/L 3.9-6.7 (Reference Range)

Urine glucose
Glucose, urine (fasting) Negative
Glucose, urine (2.0 hour) Negative

Urine ketone
Ketone, urine (fasting) Negative
Ketone, urine (2.0 hour) Negative

24/07/2009
Haemoglobin 13.3 G/DL 11.5-16.0 (Reference Range)

API in Sarawak 11 Aug 09


API in Sarawak 10 Aug 09

August 4, 2009

Confinement: Herbs & Drinks Pt.1

Things that I have prepared for my coming confinement period.

For bath:
1. Sisuoh leaves (thanks to my dear friend Mummy B for these)
2. Herbal bath - which I bought from chinese drug store
3. Amway herbal bath (also from a very dear friend)

For drink :
1. Pati Prune - RM22.90 - to prevent constipation
2. Pati Ikan Haruan - RM21 from cosway
3. Milo 3-in-1 with oat
4. Ginger with Honey

For cooking :
1. Chinese cooking wine - RM25 - 18% alchohol
2. White rice wine - 6 botols - RM5.50 each
3. Red rice wine

For dessert :
Rock sugar

Car Buying Guide (For lower medium class) Pt.2

Initial Cost is the amount of money (Your own) you put in for the car when you buy it such as the downpayment. How is this relate to your budget? Simple, it will determine your monthly payment and the loan tenure. If your budget is RM 600/mth , and you plan to get a 7 year loan then the loan amount including the interest (assuming the interest is 4 %) is RM50,400. Therefore your loan principle will be, RM50,400 (Loan Amount) - RM14,112 (Interest for 7 yrs) = RM 36,288. Finally your car price should be RM 36,288 + Your downpayment. So if your downpayment is RM 10,000 than your car price should be RM 46,288. Which means the more downpayment you put, the less monthly payment you pay OR the less loan tenure you can get.

The operation and maintenance cost are your fuel cost (operation), road tax and insurance (operation), tyre change (maintenance), battery change (maintenance), Lube oil change (maintenance) and many others. If you want less operation cost then buy the latest saving fuel technology such as VVTI, IDSI and many other I's or better still a Hybrid or (nonfuel) EV. If you want less maintenance than look for warranty's, free service, better quality brand and popular brands (because the popular brands spareparts are normally cheap and easy to look for).

So main point:
1. Put more downpayment (10% is the recommended) to buy car to reduce loan tenure and monthly payment. If you are a new lower medium user, there is high chance that you will upgrade your car and if you loan tenure is shorter you will be able to change car easier with less settlement or your loan is already settled after 7 years.
2. Look for better technology car and popular cheap car with decent offers.

See Part I here.