Friday, November 20, 2009

Rejuvenate your body and mind..


I just went back from dinner with in-laws at Restoran Muhibbah, TTDI. We had steam fish, tofu soup, butter prawn, ginger beef, fried squid and kailan with garlic. Memang sedap. It is recommended. Ah ok, this post is actually not about the dinner, but I wanna share the experience I had when I went to a spa in One Utama recently.

I had back pain and headache the other day so I had to take a day off. I think I was too tired doing design work lately and waking up few times at nite to feed Dacchi and keep bending down or slouching when feed him while he still on his crib. So that afternoon I've decided to get a massage at some spa (which I don't know which spa I should go, but I remembered about this spa which is opposite to Simply Penang while we was having lunch last time), which is Day..Dream Boutique Spa. Wandy said "Please pamper yourself with long massage, I'll pay for it. I'll bring Dacchi jalan-jalan.". But instead of choosing 120 minutes of massage, I chose Aroma Oil Massage for 90 minutes. Why, because I know I'll be worried bout Dacchi wether he will feel too tired of jalan-jalan, or maybe not getting enough sleep, and need to makan petang later, mandi some more so need to go back at least by 6pm and we still need to buy some groceries before heading home. So all this thing I need to consider (if you are a mother, you will understand me! LOL!). How I wish I could get 3 hours massage!

Back to the story, it was a Thai Massage. Compared to Balinese Massage I had one time in Bali, I think both are not so much different but I guess I like Balinese Massage more. So first they ask me to sit and put my feet onto a bowl of warm water filled with bunga and daun. My masseuse gently washed and scrubbed my feet. The receptionist lady (she's from Miri though!) brought me a plain tea. After done with my feet she showed me my private massage room.

My masseuse was a very petite girl. From her looks and speaking, I guess she's from Thailand (mestilah kan, the massage is already called Thai massage). Even though she is petite but she has a very very strong hand.. memang really respected her. She massaged starting from my back and shoulder, hands and legs to tummy and lastly my head. She even jumped onto the massage table and held my arms and one of her leg steadily held my legs (dah macam nak wrestle aku pulak dah!) then she twisted my body left and right. Memang siap ada bunyi crack lagi! Seriously memang sedap! Hehehe. The feeling was so good, and your body felt so light!

And when she massaged my neck and shoulder she told me my neck was so stiff, she asked "you must've been using computer all day long right?" She was so damn true. Everyday, I've been using my laptop from 9am to 1.30pm non-stop, doing my artwork design. I bet soon or later my eyes can get rabun again. Ahaks. Hope not. I've spent so much on eye laser already (actually Wandy paid for it).

Ok back to the massage story again. 90 minutes is actually very short, for me. Sekejap je dah 1 jam setengah. Memang tak rasa langsung. I should've taken 120 minutes though..LOL. The result is I still have the neck and shoulder ache kesan daripada massage. But, the massage was so good ( a little bit strong, but I can tahan =D) and my body felt light. You guys should get a massage sometimes. We need to pamper ourselves once in a while. Not only pamper ourselves by shopping, ok! Yeah, I love massages, but here I have to pay for it, wish I could stay in Miri coz Bibik (my sister's maid) can massage perfectly! Hahahhaa...memang boleh bukak massage centre!


The pricelist board. Forgotten to take photo of the massage room and my masseuse.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Editing

You'll realize when you check out my blog, the theme keep changing it's because I'm still doing some editing, trial and error to see what I can do for my own theme. I don't like the standard template, I want to create my own imagination, creativity and style of theme. But it is not easy because I'm not that good in HTML or CSS or whatever you called it. But I really want to make my own theme so I will keep trying since there are a lot of blog tutorial in the internet. So it's just one click away!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Daily routine


This is what I can think of if I don't have a helper:
6:00am : Dacchi wakes up
6:00-7:30am : Entertain Dacchi (maybe I try to prepare some simple breakfast or do some laundry)
7:30-8:00am : Feed Dacchi (food)
8:00-8:30am : Entertain Dacchi
8:30-9am : Give Dacchi a bath
9am : Tuck Dacchi for a nap (maybe I can try to prepare ingredients or cook early for lunch+dinner!)
10am : Dacchi wakes up (sometimes he sleeps for half an hour)
10-12pm : Entertain Dacchi (try to cook if Dacchi is being a good boy!)
12pm : Tuck Dacchi for a nap (try to clean the house or have lunch since Dacchi is sleeping)
1:00-3pm : Dacchi awakes and entertain him (the thing is Dacchi is very hard to be left alone even for a while - kesan daripada penjagaan maid!)
3:30pm : Tuck Dacchi for a nap (picking up dry clothes and fold them, iron Wandy's uniform)
5:00pm : Dacchi wakes up, feed him baby food
5:30pm : Give Dacchi a bath
6:00-8:00pm : Entertain Dacchi (try to heat up dinner)
8:00pm : Tuck Dacchi to sleep
8:15pm : Have dinner (sambil tengok TV or DVD), cleaning up dishes, cleaning up kitchen
9:30pm : Maybe I have some times for FB, or watch movie......
10:00pm : I should go to bed at this time already
12:00-6:00am : Wakes up 2 times to feed Dacchi milk.

So what do you think? Hmm... I can do it...I can do it....Wedy can do it................

Two Things


Two things which are important in my life : My family and my job.

My family comes first in everything I do so that is why I will resign my job IF my helper won't renew her contract with me. Her visa will expired end of March next year. She will be going back to her kampung for a month and if she wants to stay with us, she will be coming back after that. I've asked her whether she wants to renew her contract but she keep saying that she doesn't know yet but her mother keep asking her to go back because her father's condition is getting worst. Wandy and me have been discussed about this matter and we came up with some offers for her.

Offer 1: If she willing to renew her contract for one year, we will add RM50 to her monthly salary.
Offer 2 : If she willing to renew her contract for two years, we will add RM150 to her monthly salary starting immediately once she comes back.

So I asked her to think and to discuss with her family and give me the final answer by the end of January 2010. What I want to hear is either YES or NO. Not "siktauk".

It's very hard for me to let her go, but I won't pujuk-pujuk her to stay. She is a very good cook (I should learn from her before she goes.........), quite neat and hardworking too. The most important is she gets along with my family easily (of course lah, because she was my mom's helper before!).


*Me, Watie and Dacchi at Genting

If I were to get a new helper to replace her, I will have to resign my job as well coz I don't trust the new person to take care of my baby. But if we won't hire a new one, I'll have to do all housework. =D Uhukkk...I'm so envy and respect people who can take care of their babies and do house chores at the same time. Whooaa...do they even have free time for themselves? Or do some hobbies?
I know I can do it too but I'm afraid I won't have time for myself anymore....

Ok for the next post I'll write some of what I can think of a daily routine if I don't have a helper.

Monday, November 16, 2009

The First Post after a while

I thought I wanna create a new fresh blog but instead I just imported my old posts in my old blog (which was created in 2006.............mak aii!) and added in here. It's a new blog (with a new domain name) but contains my old posts. Hehe..okla tu...at least I have some posts.. (eventhough berkarat already)

I dunno why I chose this domain name: the little orange socks. I guess when I tucked Dacchi to sleep, I saw his little feet in that orange socks (of course his pajama is also orange color =p) and that's it.

It's kinda late now, need to go to sleep and tomorrow is still a working day. Will try to update this blog as always as I can. Goodnite!