i had to accept…

Dad had a nasty fall from a 2 m high ladder last weekend. Old and less nimble… means his reflexes were also slower. This resulted in a fractured limb , arm and near amputated finger. As much as I always tell myself that my parents are strong… and it will be a long time before we need to start thinking about eldercare etc… this freak accident was a wake up call for me. I had to accept that dad and mum are no longer able to fully care for themselves. They have in recent years become more dependent than i can remember. Dad has to be wheelchair bound for at least 6 weeks. Everything happened so suddenly that we had to scramble to decide what’s the best care for him. We did consider putting him into a community hospital, till he is able to come home. While i used to shake my head at other people’s decision to do so in the past… i realised it is often inevitable. Mum’s too weak and frail to fully look after him, and bro and I need to work. Well… of coz I did not make that decision just y

happy mummy’s day…

Mum is someone who has been someone who has a great influence in my life. While i wud not say we have the best mother daughter relationship in this world… i have always had a lot of respect for her…. for who she is, and the values she holds. She made me the independent person I am today… and sometimes aloof you may say. But… every little step I take when I was growing up… i always stopped to think about what my mother would say… if she approved of what i did…. and will I make her upset etc. Nowadays… as she starts to age…. her emotions often gets the better of her… she worries that we will one day move on in our lives and forget all about her. She gets sad just staying @ home all alone. What I want to say to her is…. even though she will probably never get to read my blog is…. Mum… I love you heaps. You made me the person I am that I sometimes dun know how to show my love for you. It gets me down when you feel down. We will always be here for you every step of the way like you ha

quick bangkok update

Yup! I was in bangkok….. and am back! It was a good trip. Given that i was pretty worried about all the news on protests and demostrations that were meant to happen over the weekend… it was rather peaceful, and I had quite a good time. Shopped till my legs almost broke… but it was still zee best! Time away from office is always good. What made my trip even better was that the hotel which I picked was fantastic and they even had us upgraded to a suite… PeRfecT! Well…. read on the web of this new hotel, Vie Hotel by mgallery…which really part of the Mercure group. It’s located along Phaya Thai road, next to the Ratchethewi BTS station (opp. Asia Hotel). It has only 150 rooms… which makes it less crowded than many of the 5 star hotels. Which also means service was tip top. View Full Album

my run

I ran 5km on wednesday! It's like wow lor.... at least for a person like me who detest running since school days. Although I was in the netball school team, I always tried to find excuses not to do the training drills of running 2.4Km.... So... leaving school was the best thing that ever happened ... coz i never needed to do another 2.4km run ever. Picked up running only recently, and the only motivation is weight loss. Yup.... not for fitness or whatsoever... but weight loss. Whatever the motivation... i think having people to run with you makes it even easier. Anyway... just surprised that at 1 year to my big 3, I could quite easily finish 5km. :) Something i never did when I was younger... so... ecstatic over my achievement! More runs to come!


still can't get it right

After trying to get to Tiger for a few days...but to no avail. This is what i found in my mailbox. Angry, disappointed, pissed...... So much for reminding me of the great deal I had! Dear Tiger airways... you sure did remind me of my flight to BKK... and it sure was a GREAT DEAL! Great deal of pain and frustration! Thanks for the GREAT  DEAL of customer service you provided.... !!!

fly not with Tiger Airways

Weeks after booking myself a flight to BKK, and  being extremely pleased with the upcoming holiday.... i was notified by the airline that " For operational reasons, some changes have been made to your flight schedule..." So... they made the decision (without my consultation of coz!) to push my return flight to the next day, which means I needed to stay another night in BKK. The notice below left me no choice but to accept their counter offer... becoz dun u think it sounded like if i dun accept... i will forfeit the $$ i paid for the flight?! Well... anyway.... I am not a difficult customer to start of with... and acknowledging that the airline probably have somewhere in their terms and conditions that they reserve the right to change their flight schedules at their own discretion... I compliantly accepted the updated itinerary and went on to reserve another night @ the hotel (which is obviously at a higher price). That done.... i was once again pleased with myself...