The rain came pouring down around 4am. Was awaken by the loud sounds of the rain hitting at the window panels. Dragged myself up to close all the windows in the house and peeped at the clock. 4am, still can steal another 2 hours sleep….slipped back into slumberland.

What nice weather to slip under the blankets and sleep the day away but reality is cruel….it’s monday and the kids have to go to school and we have to get to work.

Luckily the rain had already stopped by the time it was time for us to leave the house.

Came into the office, saw this email and am really starting to think!!! woahahaha…just think think nia lar….

In Prison – you spend the majority of your time in an 8 x 10 cell

At Work – you spend most of time in an 6 x 8 cubicle

In Prison – you get 3 free meals a day

At Work – you only get a break for 1 meal and you have to pay for it yourself

In Prison – you get time off for good behaviour

At Work – you get rewarded for good behaviour with more work

In Prison – a guard locks and unlocks the doors for you

At Work – you must carry around a security card and unlock open all the doors yourself

In Prison – you can watch TV and play games

At Work – you get fired for watching TV and playing games

In Prison –  you get your own toilet

At Work – you have to share

In Prison – they allow you family and friends to visit

At Work –  you cannot even speak to your family and friends

Humm? So which sounds better?


Bought the kids to the nearby supermarket because my groceries supplies were running dangerously low.  Time to re-stock, since NTUC is having a mamil promotion, it was also time to stock up more tins of milk powder. Grabbed 2 tins of 1.8kg mamil step 3 for RayAnne and another 2 tins of 1.8kg mamil step 4 for Rayner.  Damm heavy, why can’t they come in refill packs, it’s really heavy to carry 4 tins of 1.8kg of milk, no wonder my arms hurt so badly……

After the tiring groceries shopping, bought the kids home to rest (actually it was mummy who was dead beat tired). After everyone was well rested and well fed, we set out again. Bought the kids to Teck Whye to get their passports shots taken (our company may be planning a trip for us so may have to get their passports done soon).

David needed to run some errand, so we ended up having the claypot chicken rice in clementi before calling it a day since tomorrow is a school day so can’t let them stay out too late, got to sleep early and wake up early…

This is the little conversation I had with Rayner just before bedtime.

Rayner: Mummy, you go kitchen fast fast do your work then come in ok?

Mummy: Okay, I fast fast do my work then come in.

Rayner: But after you finish, you must come in here, don’t go the other room (master bedroom)

Mummy: Orrr, you be a good boy and sleep first. I will come in after I finish my work

Rayner: Okay, good night mummy, see you later!

End of conversation

As he grows older and is more aware of what is happening, I have to be careful with what I tell him or promises him. Unlike RayAnne who tends to forget what I promised her the day before, Rayner doesn’t. He will have a bone to pick with me if I didn’t do what I promised. Haiz….it’s hard work being parent of a coming 4 year old kid hor!!!  Sometimes, I wonder, who’s the parent?  Him or me!


David bought us out for a spin and I wanted to drop by Clementi to get those animal crackers for the kids but a sudden heavy downpour made us take refuge at my mum’s place for a couple of hours. Left after the rain stopped and took the kids to China Square for dinner. Had the popular fried fish noodle at the food court then dropped by Don’s Pie and picked up a couple of pies for my mum, my sis and of course ourselves for supper.
Spent a couple of hours at my sister’s place because quite long no see her and her chubby baby Ephraim liao, the kids had a great time at her place fooling around and that provided Ephraim, now 7 months old the perfect entertainment.  He was so focused looking that those 2 little monkeys jumping and shouting that he too let out shrills, screams and laughter whenever they laugh, think he must want to join them but couldn’t……

Drove by my mum’s place to drop off her portion of the pies before retiring home to bed.  RayAnne was as usual in deep sleep before we reached home.  Rayner was still full of energy *hmmm, I wonder where does he get his energy from, doesn’t he ever get tired, me already so shacked*

He only eventually reluctantly went to bed after splitting the chicken pie with us.

What Blood Group are you?

Am flipping through Young Parents and found this pretty interesting article.  “Eating for your blood type”

So what should you eat for your blood type? It says, people with Type O blood should keep to a high-protein, low carbohydrate diet with plenty of meat and fish, while those with Type A blood should eliminate meat from their diet.  Type B people should benefit from a balanced diet rich with lamb, potatoes and cabbage while avoiding food such as poultry and shellfish and in contrast, Type AB people should consume mutton, turkey, cauliflower and tofu but avoid corn, mushroom, peppers and sprouts

Type O

Highly Beneficial

Beef, Mutton, Veal, Cod, Red Snapper, Salmon, Garlic, Orka, Spinach


Bacon, Ham, Pork, Catfish, Caviar, Smoked Salom, Ice cream, Yoghurt, Whole Milk, Cabbage, Eggplant, Potatoe

Type A

Highly Beneficial

Cod, Grouper. Sardine, Soy Cheese, Soy Milk, Carrot, Orka, Pumpkin


Beef, Duck, Pork, Clam, Crayfish, Shrimp, Buttermilk, Swiss Cheese, Whole Milk, Cabbage, Tomato, Yam

Type B

Highly Beneficial

Lamb, Mutton, Vension, Mackerel, Salmon, Sole, Mozzarella Cheese, Skim Milk, Yoghurt, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Sweet Potatoe


Chicken, Duck, Pork, Crab, Frog, Lobster, Blue Cheese, Ice Cream, Avocado, Pumpkin, Tofu

Type AB

Highly Beneficial

Lamb, Mutton, Turkey, Cod, Red Snapper, Grouper, Goat Milk, Non-fat Sour Cream, Yoghurt, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Tofu


Beef, Chicken, Pork, Clam, Crab, Crayfish, Ice Cream, Parmesan Cheese, Whole Milk, Avocado, Capsicum, Shitake Mushrooms

All I know is, no way I am giving up Bacon, pork (as in Ba Gwa), Salmon (any type, smoked or non smoked), Ice cream and Yoghurt.  What about you?

Change class

When I went to pick up the kids last evening, the principal approached me and informed that RayAnne will be changing class come 1 August 2006.  She will no longer be in the toddler class, she is promoted to join the Nursery 1 class.  So these few days, they are letting her join her new class just to get her adapted.  And according to the teachers, she is adapting just fine and should merge in well when she officially joins them in August……Phew….I was worried for a moment……worried she might not adapt well to the new classmates and new classroom envirorment and of course, new teacher……but it all turns out to be a “there nothing to worry about situation”…

New Changes

Have recently stopped allowing RayAnne to suck her pacificer to sleep.  Everynight, she would still ask for her pacificer, but I would simply tell her, you are big girl now, cannot use pacificer anymore…….so far she has been quite accommodating and  accepted what I told her graceful and goes to sleep hugging her pillow.

And the other major change is, going diaperless.  She already knows how to control and hold her bladder movements quite well and so far no accidents.  So I decided to brave it all, even when we bring her out shopping, she isn’t wearing a diaper anymore.  Now , going to and fro school, she is off the diaper as well…so far so good, next step is to try to train her to go diaperless at night.

There is one thing I notice about RayAnne.  When drawing or writing, she likes to keep switching hands.  One minute, you see she using her right han, the next minute, she changes hands.  Sometimes, you even see her using both at the same time……Rayner on the other hand, used to draw with his left hand when he was younger but not anymore, I didn’t even realised when he stopped drawing with his left hand and we were pretty sure he was a lefty…..but now, he’s a full fledged righty liao…….



Testing Testing 1 2 3


Testing Testing – picture posted using FlickR

For Now…

I think I going to be posting in Blogger again for now……at least until I have the time and clearance to sit down and work out why some of my friends can’t see the photos I am posting in wordpress.

So for now….it’s back to http://mylovelyrays.blogspot.com/ 

Dunno what is wrong…..

I think lots of you might have problems viewing or loading the photos I posted last week, am not sure what or where is wrong because it looks okay on my end and I was able to see the photos.  Being an certified IT idiot, I don’t know what I can because I have been doing everything the same way (I mean loading of the photos)…….haiz…perhaps we just have to wait a while and see if the situation improves….or else, I might be forced to move again?!?!

Full filled Sunday…..(I think…)

The kids sure had a tiring day today, started the day hopping from one fish shop to another, then went to Queenways Shopping Centre to trade in my old motorola L6 for a motorola V3, had lunch at MacDonald’s.   Then we bought them to the Mainland Tropical Fish Farm at Pasir Ris.  The kids had a great time running all over the place and feeding the koi, geese, turtles and rabbits……food can be bought at $3 a pack over at the main counter….and best of all, the place is nicely sheltered so it’s cool and airy with plenty of benches and stools for you rest.  There are also swings for the kids to play with…..not a bad place to spend a couple of hours with the kids…..it’s free too!!!

After that, we went to Sembwang in search of the satay place that Gurmit Singh introduced many weeks ago on Our Makan Places, lost and found.  Finally found the place, boy was it packed.  David went to queue for the satay, took a good 30 mins of wait but it was worth every minute of it, the satay meat was soft and tender, the kids enjoyed it very much too, each took about 8 sticks of satay each……

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