Tuesday, July 20, 2010

50%

Edit: Fixed broken photo links. Fixed rotation.


Apologies for the upside down photo. Consider it as an artistic take.

Anyway, I want to let kiasu people know that after 3pm, all cakes from One
World Hotel is 50% off! The tiramisu 1kg cake below is just RM35! What a
deal!




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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Maid Phone Home

All of my faithful readers over the years have no maid so I am not sure how you can help. But collective wisdom will always work so please give me your thoughts.

Our Indo maid has been great so far. This is her second month. And last week, she asked us if she could call home. She missed her 10 year old daughter and would like to make a safe arrival call.

Our agency said we should not let the maid call home. There are many reasons, one of them being that it may caused them to miss home so much that they run away. Or that her family may persuade her to run away; or hook her up with a local contact so she can run away with him.

My sister's friend also said it is not a good idea because there were cases where the maid called home and her family told her that they have received the 7 month advance money that employer paid and that she should just ditch them now that the money was in.

But Mrs World-Peace trusted her and would like to allow it.

I don't know if we should. No experience at all. I also trust the maid.. but then, who knows if she's pretending to be a good person all along. There are may type of people in this world.

What should I do?

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

version 1.2! Out of beta dy!

Hmm.. didn't have a chance to post this. Lil sen is out of beta. She's version 1.2 already! Such a big girl already.

At this moment, she could walk unaided and she's having lots of fun walking around our house.. from dining room to exploring the PC room and getting terrified of being alone in the PC room and would wobble excitedly back to the living. And then, her curiosity gets the better of her and she would find herself back into the PC room.

She's now very much enthralled with Barney .. I have watch this Barney video with her the hundredth times and she still not bored. I groan everytime she wants to see Barney cause she wants to do things together-gether! I think it has to do with her being a girl as most of my lady readers will know, girls like to be together-gether! Faint!

She almost has a full set of teeth and is always looking forward to munching apples, raisins, dragon fruits, oranges. She also likes 'yong sum sow' - some sort of bitter Chinese concoction. I think she's the only baby who likes bitter stuff. One day we should let her try bitter gourd.

She still can't say anything much but she's able to understand words. If we asked if she wants milk, she will nod if she do.. Actually, she will nod to every questions that you asked. She will also start emulating what we do - for example, when we kneel down to chant Nam Myoho Renge Kyo, she will grasp her two hands together and kow tow as well - as though she has been doing this for ages. It's pretty funny to watch her antics.

Addiction

My wife thinks I am addicted to gaming. I disagree with her. On average, I spent less than one hour per week playing games. Is that addiction? If you watch one TV drama per day, you are already spending an hour on this entertainment. And gaming is my only entertainment as I don't watch TV nor do I have Astro at home. Is one hour/day for entertainment addiction?

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