Thursday, August 11, 2011

Hands Off!!!!!

I love children. I do. I don't have any, but i do love them. My house is generally child-friendly. I don't have sharp edges, i keep the door to the balcony closed, and i don't put out breakables within their reach.

My magnets? I put them high up on the wall. Some are on the fridge, but i normally remove those when i am expecting children in the house. Better safe than sorry.

What gets me is after all my efforts to keep my magnets safe (hanging them up high, putting them away in boxes), there are always children who are tempted to redecorate my magnet boards, or worse, to make my magnets their own. Often, when they express these demands, i smile quietly inside - the magnets are out of reach guys.... good luck to ya!!!!

But to my horror, some parents would lift the kids up, and help redecorate my magnet boards, or take the magnets off for them to play with!!!!!!


Do i go to your houses and play with your China????

Some people don't get it. Some of the magnets are extremely fragile. Some are incredibly expensive, and definitely irreplacable.

So please...... both children and parents alike....

HANDS OFF ya!!!!

Home Sweet Home

After months of being in boxes, my magnets finally saw some sunlight again a few weeks ago. Though i have to say, the shape they were in made me a bit sad. I mean, the rubber ones were sticking to each other, some of the magnets came off, some bent, some got dirtied by the colours of their neighbours, and one broke.

So much for my careful packing system. SIGH............

Nonetheless... they are all ok now. They're out to see the world again.

I promised my babies i'd get them new boards, and i delivered!

Welcome home my loves!!!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Bow to the Samurai

My cousin's friend went to Japan about a month before the disaster... and brought these back for me.

My heart goes out to the victims of the Earthquake and Tsunami... but the Japanese have the Samurai blood in them - they will perservere.... I salute them. A humble bow from one who grew up with the Look East Policy...

Sunday, March 27, 2011


When i was actually there, i thought i would never want to go back. After all, what person in their right minds would want to go back to the place where they make you sit for hours at a time listening to lectures you don't understand and take exams you are never prepared for, right??????????

But now that i have left, i found that there is a soft spot in my heart for it.

So here's to my Alma Mater.


Come Fly With Me

On my way to Mecca for my memorable Umrah trip, my cousin Gee showed me the In-Flight Shopping catalogue that MAS provided, of one particular item - henceforth shall be called 'the cutenesses'. Being on the way to the Baitullah, i resisted, and put it off from my mind. I am on my way to worship. Not to go shopping.

On my way back though, the catalogue waved at me. Literally. In my bleary, jet-lagged haze, i called upon the stewardess to purchase the item. When she put the cutenesses in my hands, i cannot help but smile. My Ma was scowling the entire time. She was tired, sleepy and cranky. But then her face softened as she held the cutenesses... and when my Abang came to pick me up, i took them out to show him, but one of the cutenesses was gone. My Ma looked suspiciously guilty about it. Hmmmmm.........

I don't blame her though.

Cuteness!!!! Right?????????

Beary Harrods!

I have always wanted to stop by the Harrods in KLIA. I don't know why i have never done that ever. Well, this time i did, leaving my tired, disgruntled, jet-lagged Ma and baby sis Wokanna to hang on to my luggage while i ran into the famous green and gold signed door.

Look what i found!!!Policeman Bear

Piper Bear

Guardsman Bear

Beefeater Bear

When i finally came out, my Ma and Wokanna's jetlags disappeared when they saw these bears! Being so tired, my Ma sent Wokanna in to get her some!!! :)

T'was indeed a very productive stop. Don't you think???

Bonjour from Paris!!!

I had originally switched on my laptop on a hot, Sunday afternoon to do some work, but then my flashy new HRC magnet decided that i should blog about it instead.

Who am i to resit???

So introducing my new HRC Magnet from Paris.....

Isn't she lovely????

Saturday, February 19, 2011


I have been on a magnet hiatus. Or so i thought. Somehow i still cannot refrain from purchasing magnets. Indeed, buying them in secret and then hiding them in a corner (if you don't see it, it doesn't exist - therefore i didn't buy them, right?????) have proven to be a habit of mine. But i can't help it!!!!!!!!

So here are my new HRC babies!!

I have 2 new ones from Penang, to make up for them not being in stock when i was in Penang...

I have 1 new one from Hollywood....

I have 1 new one from Manchester.......

And 5 (i repeat, FIVE!!) new ones from Tokyo. (Did i mention i have F.I.V.E of them???)

My pocket is indeed very dry. I'm definitely gonna have to skimp on certain basic necessities - such as food and electricity.......

Who the hell cares??? I have NINE -
that's right....
N.I.N.E brand-spanking-new HRC magnets!!!!!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

From Mama With Love

My Dear Babies,

I am so sorry that it's been so long since i've seen you. I can only imagine how you are surviving - all wrapped up and cramped up in your boxes. I do hope that the special box i bought for you is comfy enough, and that the big bad sun doesn't get to you.

Mommy misses you all so much!!! I wish i can take you out and give you a bath and a rub down with your favourite brushes, take pictures of you, write stories about you...... I miss you telling me stories about how you came to be in my family....

I have good news for you guys!!!! Although Daddy made Mommy promise that i will no longer buy new brothers and sisters for you all until the big move, Mommy snuck around and got you guys 30 new brothers and sisters!!!!!!!! They are all so beautiful, and they can't wait to meet ya!!

Please be patient my babies. Mommy will take you out soon, and Mommy has arranged for some nice new boards for y'all to rest on!!! Promise me that you will behave and not fight each other ok. I'd hate to see any of the rubbers get bendy, the porcelains get broken or the metals get dented. Take good care of yourselves ok.

Til then, be good to each other, and remember, Mommy loves you all so much, and can't wait to see you again!!!!