Tuesday, August 28, 2012


It's amazing that right now, as I'm typing this, it's raining very heavily. The weather was very hot and dry before the Hari Raya/school holidays. I heard that it rained almost everyday during the school holiday week. We were away for a rather spontaneous holiday in Bangkok then. It was very hot in Bangkok and we got sunburnt one afternoon after walking around on the streets of Bangkok. C had a hat on and her long hair also protected the back of her neck but I got slightly sunburnt around the neck, while E got burnt on more areas like his arms, neck and a little on the face.  I guess my arms are 'stronger' because I drive around daily and as those who drive a lot would know, your arms get exposed to the sun a lot. And I haven't gotten used to the idea of wearing those arm 'protectors' that you see many women wear when they drive, to keep their arms fair.....

So, it's back to the grind this week and there are many things that need to be worked on, settled, looked into, considered, etc, etc -- a never-ending story.....

Updating this blog with our recent adventure in Bangkok will have to wait although I'm tempted to spend all my time writing and rambling here, instead of attending to more pressing and important matters which are boring like writing for supplementary income, paying bills, cleaning house, ironing (a huge pile is waiting!), cooking, giving Rusty a haircut and bath, and the list goes on.

Thankfully, Friday is another holiday -- our Independence Day -- so we will have a slightly longer weekend. However, C will still have her extra-curricular stuff and a classmate's birthday party to attend. In fact, this party is the first of a series of three weekend parties consecutively....Birthday parties seem such a big thing these days. Caught a glimpse of a tv programme called 'Most Outrageous Kid's Parties' while I was surfing channels recently. This seven-year-old American girl was going to have a country carnival party with 500 guests, a ferris wheel, SUV limo, and she'd make her entrance dressed like a cowgirl on a horse, according to the synopsis. A professional party planner and the works had to be engaged to make it happen. Most outrageous indeed. What are these parents thinking??

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