Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry X'Mas

Friday, December 19, 2008

Tic-Tac Tic-Tac Where are you?

When I was enjoying my coffee last Sunday morning... I heard Shannon crying beside me, oh oh oh ... mummy.... she pointed to her right nostril. Immediately, I knew she stuffed her tic-tac she was eating earlier into her nose. I looked into her nose and confirmed that the white tic tac was stuck in her right nostril. I tried to calm myself down, walked around the house finding a tweezer and thinking that it could help. I changed my mind when I put the tweezer into her nostril as I am afraid that I would accidentally push the tic-tac further in instead. Therefore, I called the clinic and they asked me to go down since I can still see the tic-tac. While I was changing, I couldn't help but continue to nag scold Shannon on why the hell she wanted to put a tic tac inside her nose. She just kept crying and I just had to scream and asked her to stop before she really sucked the tic-tac further in.

I met my parent at the lift lobby and told them what had happened. They said I should have use my mouth to suck out the tic tac immediately after I found out. I quickly brought her upstairs again and tried to suck her nose directly using my mouth. She cried in pain and I took a look at her nose and realised that the tic-tac was gone. We took a cab directly to the clinic and waited half an hour for her turn. While waiting, I realised that she was breathing thru her mouth instead of her nose. The doctor told me that he couldn't see anything inside her nose and refer her to A&E at KK Hospital. I called my Aunt to cancel the lunch appointment we were supposed to have that day but she had actually arrived at the clinic. We went off together and they said that it was not a good idea to bring her to the A&E as they will probably stick in a tube (scope) into her nose to see whether the sweet is still there. They find that it will be a painful experience for a small kid. They looked at Shannon and find her behaving normally and asked me to join them for lunch and observed her further. Meanwhile, Shannon sneezed once and from then on she started to breath normally. I took their advice as I also do not want Shannon to suffer and followed them to Great World City to lunch together with my MIL & SIL. Shannon was enjoying her favourite porridge and behaved as if nothing had happened. Whenever we asked her where was the tic tac, she would replied that she don't know.

We went to my MIL's apartment at River Valley Road as our initial plan was to meet my BIL and let Shannon play in the children pool. After much pestering from Shannon and some assurance from my MIL, I let her played in the pool for half and hour. However, I couldn't stop worrying and decided to bring her to A&E for a check in the evening time. We waited 2 hours for our turn and the doctor said that they could not see anything in her nose except it was a bit swollen. They asked me to observe her the following day and if there is no secretion coming out from her right nose, the tic tac probably had melted and she will not need to go ENT for another check up.

If you were me, what would you do the next day even though you couldn't see any secretion from her nose?

My decision was not bring her down but at the same time I am worried that she will kenna infection a few days later if the tic tac really got stuck up there. So, I started to call up my friends and asked them for their opinions. I even called my doctor up and he said it was either I act pro-active which meant to go down ENT to confirm whether the tic-tac is still there or listen to the doctor at A&E and deal with the infection if it really comes later.

I chose to be pro-active as infection causes fever and fever sometimes causes Shannon to have febrile fits. We took a cab down to KK and waited about 2 hours for our turn. I really hate the waiting time at KK Hospital; if you couldn't see us at appointed time, why give us an appointment?? I thought I could have see the the doctor at the appointed time since I was 45 minutes earlier to do the registration. I couldn't find any feedback form around for me to complain while I was waiting. Waiting is already a torture but waiting with a kid was even worse.

Anyway, the "specialist" just took a look at her nose and said she couldn't see anything and probably the sweet had dissolve or swallowed by her. When I asked her will the infection arise if the sweet is still stuck there and she just asked me to bring her back only if there is secretion come out from that particular nostril. She said if I am worried, she can give me another appointment one month later. @#$#$ Siao! If Shannon is going to be okay for the next few days, why do I need to come back one month later???? I asked her why she never uses the scope to see her nose and she said no need. Haiz... wasted few hours for a 5 minutes consultation......

Few days had passed, nothing happened and I believed that the tic-tac had dissolved or swallowed by Shannon. When I asked Shannon will she ever stuff anything in her nose again, her answer is NO.

I pray and hope this will be the first and last time...


Saturday, December 6, 2008

Weekend Outing

One of the weekends, my friends brought us out. We had a great time or rather Shannon had a great time with the jie jie and ko ko....

Barney & Mr Men SHOW

Mr Men Show

Barney Show


Shannon only get to watch the above 2 shows on one of the weekend. The crowds was really crazy during weekend and I do not have time to bring her out during weekdays. The adults crowding around the area were all bunch of inconsiderate people. They wouldn't give way to the kids to walk into the viewing area nor letting the kids to stand infront of them to watch the show. I was quite pissed off at a moment and said loudly to Shannon:" Let's go baby, let the adult watch the barney show!!!" @#$%^&

Sunday, November 30, 2008

How We Spent Our Saturday Night

Frankly speaking, I am really lazy to go out on weekends. Everyday, I wake up at 730am, spends about 3 hours travelling to and fro the work place, walks for around 40 minutes (cos Shannon is strolling) to and fro the childcare, reaches home at 7pm and only get to sleep at 12am. Thus, when it comes to Saturday and Sunday, I just want to stay at home to sleep and rest! Another reason might be cuz my cough has not fully recovered which causes me sleepless nights.

But, it will be really unfair for Shannon to stay at home rotting with me. Thus, I squeezed out few hours yesterday and brought her out. Since she loves to take MRT, we took a MRT to Causeway Point. After having our dinner, I brought her to Time Zone and let her enjoy the rides and games. The most funniest game was the bowling, I had a fright when I heard the loud "THUD"sound after she bowled THROW the bowling ball. Hahaha... Take a look at the videos I took about half a day to upload due to the slow connections.

We spent about an hour there before we went home.


Last Tuesday, we went to Singapore Turf Club hoping to meet one of the cartoon characters in Madagascar. The event was between 5pm-9pm but we only reached there about 810pm as all of us could only make it after work. Well, we didn't get to meet any cartoon character nor getting any balloons (helium) for the kids. One of the reasons was because we were just too lost in the Big Turf Club!! Hahaha...

After walking around for awhile, Shannon kept pestering me to queue up for the kid’s bouncer and we did. We queued about 20 minutes and finally she got to play for 5 minutes and we took about 2 minutes to "catch" her out of the bouncer. I have to "drag" her away and kept on ensuring her that there are other rides to play. We took another 2 more kiddy rides and left the place at 9pm.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Random Slides

I know Daddy miss Shannon alot, thus I am putting as many photos as I can for him to see.

Last week, we followed Yi-Zhang's car to see the Christmas lighting along Orchard Road.

We met a "bear" during one of our outing...


Mummy outside the window taking photos of Shannon...


Shannon jumped up and happily followed Mummy home...

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Happy 12th Year Wedding Anniversary!!

Wooo... Time flies.. we have been married for 12th years!!!! However, this should be the first time in the 12th year that we didn't get to celebrate together. T.T

Oh yes! I got a surprise from my hubby. A Big Bouquet of Flower which I have not received for years... Anyway, it was hijacked by Shannon after receiving it. Hahaha

Happy Anniversary to you, Dar!!!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Throat Infection

I brought Shannon to the clinic again this evening as her fever comes and go for the past few days. The doctor said she had throat infection and prescribed medicines like ibufen, parmacetomol, cough, flu and antibiotic. He even gave me 2 "bullet" to stand-by. The doctor said her fever will last at least 2-3 days and I have to keep an eye on her since she had history of febrile fits.

My stiff neck is not getting any better seeing the doctor yesterday and we had already spent about $180 on medical fees for the past 3 days!!!

Friday, November 21, 2008


After I had finished typing the previous post, I realised that Shannon was running a fever. I went to the fridge and search for any fever medicine and I was really lucky to find one. I fed her with the medicine and we went to sleep.

Yesterday, she woke up with mild fever and I brought her to see a doctor. Doctor said her throat was slightly red that might have caused the fever. After seeing a doctor, we took a cab down to my office to sign some document which required to be done asap. However, I only get to bring her home at 5pm as there were just too many works that need immediate attention. While we were on the cab, she fell asleep. Her fever gradually climb up to 39.8 and I had to wake her up at 645pm to feed her fever medicine. Her fever subsided slight at the time of 9pm. As she had a late nap, she only fell asleep at around 12am.

This morning, I woke up with STIFF NECK!!! Must be Shannon who had caused it. She loved to squeeze near me when she is sleeping especially in the morning. After breakfast, I took some Chinese pills and I hope that the pain will go away soon. As for Shannon, her fever again climbed up to 39.5 this morning. I fed her medicine immediately after her milk but still her fever is still there at 12pm. I have to keep an eye on her before the next episode of febrile fits strike.

I was really perplexed about my life here. There are so many works to be done in the office. My cough is still not fully recovered yet and now I am having stiff neck! I really need to finished the work here as soon as possible but kept on delayed by my own sickness and now Shannon is having fever. I felt so f^&^%$ sway loh. Another issues is my back, I am having backache on and off especially when I am sitting on the floor. When I sit on the floor awhile and tried to get up to walk, I couldn't straighten my back immediately. I am only in early 30s and my backache strike me like nobody business. I am thinking of going for acupuncture to treat my backache soon. I don't have backache problem before I had Shannon or even during pregnancy and I am getting it now. How my life is going to be with all the constant backache and stiff neck... T.T

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Busy ME

Yup... I am very busy, busy till I have no time or rather no mood to update my blog. I am still helping my MIL with some company dispute issue. Although we had settled the most important part but the ongoing ones are a headache and needs much more time to finish. The whole office was in a mess, all the documents were not properly filed. In other words, we had to re-set up the office again which is much more tedious than setting up a new company. pffffff

I am not sure when I will be back blogging. I have to take a break.. I am really too stressed and too tired to do anything after work. I am even too lazy to bring Shannon out on weekends... Poor baby has to attend childcare everyday from 9am - 7pm and stay at home on weekends. Once awhile, she will still cry to go back "home"which she will describe as "only france", "home where daddy is"... I will just ask her to tell her daddy because I am not in position to say anything or do anything except "work" and "work"... Of cos, I learned alot of things during this period but I still miss the life in France. I am supposed to be enjoying my life now...hahaha

Friday, November 7, 2008

One Word


I am feeling so tired after 4 days of work! The flu bugs had caught me on Tuesday following by a bad cough on Thursday. I went to visit a doctor yesterday and was really shocked to be charged $36 for the consultation and 4 kinds of medicines. Nah.. the medicines given were not any different from my family doctor I used to visit. I took a look at the consultation fees pasted on the table and realised that I was charged higher because I went into the clinic at 9pm. Wah! In another word, if I had gone in 10minutes earlier, I would have been charged cheaper!!!

Anyway, almost all the family members were down with cough and flu. I wanted to sleep earlier since Sunday but always ended up sleeping around 12am. Shannon is still going strong and I hope she doesn't get the virus from any of us.

She cried on Wednesday and Thursday when I left her in the childcare. She told me that she doesn't want to go to school and wanted to change school! But she looked happy and said she love school whenever we picked her up in the evening. The time table stated that the kids should be having indoor/outdoor activies between 520-6pm, drawing between 6-7pm. However, I saw them watching TV everyday when I pick her up around 6-7pm. Would you raise your concern if you were me?

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

One of My Days

On normal days, I wake up between 730-745am in the morning, take a light breakfast before making milk for Shannon. At about 8am, I will wake Shannon up, getting her to drink the bottle of milk. After her milk, she will pee and I will help her to clean her face, brush her teeth, change her clothes and tie her hair. This will usually take up about half an hour depending on how co-operative she is. After which, I will change my clothes and do a quick make up before leaving the house.

Then, we will slowly stroll to her childcare centre. Sometimes it takes up to 20 minutes to reach her childcare centre as she walks very slowly. Luckily, I
do not have to reach the office at specific timing. When we almost reach the childcare centre, she will start telling me that she doesn't want to go to school. Today she told me she wants to go to another school. It's only her third day there! She reluctantly followed me to the door and cried for me after I left today.

I will walk for another 5 minutes to the bus-stop to wait for a bus to take me to the MRT station which costs me $0.71. Then I will take a MRT and alight at the 12th station which costs me $1.29. I will THEN need to take another bus and alight at the 8th stop for $0.31 and walk another 15 minutes to the building I am working. Most of the time, I will reach the office around 1030am which means half my morning is gone. :(

Anyway, you see the difference on the transport fees? It is $2.31 for 1.5hr ride on public transport vs $15 for 0.5hr ride taxi fares (off peak)!!!

I will usually ask the office colleague to buy lunch for me and I will just take 15 minutes to eat and start working again. Then I will leave the office at 5pm-520pm in order to pick Shannon up before 7pm. The childcare centres in Singapore will charge $1.00 per minute for being late when picking kids up. Then we will stroll back and reach home about 7pm-720pm.

I will then let Shannon take her dinner with the help of my mum while I go for my shower. After my dinner, I will bring Shannon for a shower although the childcare centre bathed her once in the early afternoon. I realised that the childcare centre did not do a good job showering her. I still can feel dirt at her pee area when I shower her in the evening. Yesterday, I saw red patches which looked like rashes on her body and arm areas as well. Poor girl have to go through all these because I have no time to take care of her in the day.

The rest of the night will be watching tv programmes or reading newspaper or entertaining her. I did try to go to bed at 10pm but she will refuse to be in the room as long as someone is in the living room and we always end up sleeping around 12am.

Sigh, I am missing my life in France again....

Monday, November 3, 2008

First Day of Childcare

Shannon went to the childcare for the first time today. She didn't fussed when I said bye to her. She followed Yang Lao Shi into the area where the kids are having lesson. I can sense that she is not as happy or excited as she or me wanted.

Time Table for N1

According to them, they provide English, Mandrain, languages, Math, Reading programme that includes Phonics, Hanyu Pin Yin, Montessori Programme, Creative Art & Craft.

I hope she will love and enjoy her time in the childcare centre.

Sunday Morning

I woke up yesterday and couldn't find Shannon anywhere in the room. I went to the living room and I saw this....

When I asked her why she was sleeping on the floor. She told me she saw a "kaka" sleeping on the floor so she followed. (actually it was a dead housefly on the floor) After awhile, she fell asleep again and woke up 15 minutes later... hehehehe

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Singapore Flyer & Marina Barrage

Yesterday, 3Yi Zhang brought us to Singapore Flyer for a walk. We had Popeyes Chicken and Whipped Potatoes for dinner. Well, we din take the Flyers as I found the price of the ride a bit expensive. Then we saw 2 ladies doing balloon sculptures and we went to queue up. Actually, I love the little bear they twisted for other kids but Shannon insisted on having a flower. Initially, they didn't even want to give one to Elyse as they said it could be dangerous if it burst.

Oh.. Singapore flyer celebrates Halloween!! Actually there is a spooky garden but I din take any photos as Shannon was asleep when we passed by.

We went to Marina Barrage for a walk too. When we reached the place, we saw alot of people queuing up in the car park. Then we realised that Marina Barrage was opened only yesterday!!!

About Marina Barrage

The Marina Barrage is a 350-meter wide dam built across the Marina Channel to keep out seawater, forming Singapore’s first reservoir in the city and 15th reservoir. With the barrage in place, the Marina Basin will turn into a body of freshwater through natural flushing in one two to years. The freshwater will then be treated using advanced membrane technology before consumption.

The Marina Barrage is part of a comprehensive flood control scheme to alleviate flooding in the low-lying areas in the city such as Chinatown, Boat Quay, Jalan Besar and Geylang. During heavy rain, the series of nine crest gates at the dam will be activated to release excess storm water into the sea when the tide is low.

As the water in the Marina Basin is unaffected by the tides, its water level will be kept constant all year round. This is ideal for all kinds of recreational activities such as boating, windsurfing, kayaking and dragonboating etc.

We ended the day with tabaos from 24h Kopitiam with our parents at home!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

About Work

This was what Shannon was doing when I brought her to work with me on one of the days. Well.. the above activity lasted for about half an hour. She was quite difficult to handle when I am working. I couldn't concentrate at all as she needed quite some attention.

I am not sure how long I am needed in Singapore. Shannon started to miss her Daddy last week and was crying to go back home in France quite a few times. Although I don't go to work daily but sometimes I have to work at home as well. Thus, I do not have much time to entertain her and I think she feels lonely.

Shannon used to have the sole attention from all the Aunties (my sisters) but now with Elyse around (who's having the most attention) she tries to get attention from them by being naughtier. Sometimes, she even tries to behave like Elyse to get attention as well. Think: Wahhh WAHHHHH *sniff Sniff *point even when she knows how to talk.

I have enrolled her into a full day childcare starting from November. Hopefully, she will feel happier in Singapore while I can concentrate to work for my MIL and get the work done asap.

Frankly, I really HATE the journey to the office from my mum's place. It's either I have to spend $15 on taxi fare (off peak) to reach the office in 20 minutes or spend 2 hours to take bus -> MRT -> bus to get to my workplace.

I really miss my carefree life back in France ...

Long Weekend


We went to Macdonald for breakfast at King's Albert Park. Shannon refused to eat the pancake we have ordered for her. She ate one piece of Hashbrown instead. After breakfast, we took some photos and headed to IMM.

We paid $9.90 for 2 pieces of pictures to be colored. Shannon can do very well for the first time with the flower. The other picture of house was done by Jes...


Let the photos tell the fun-filled Sunday at East Coast Park! :P


After spending 2 days outside, we decided to stay at home to rest on Monday. I took the chance to update my blog post as well. In the evening time, we were invited for dinner over Jacqueline's place at night with Renee.