Thursday, March 31, 2011

DIM: Brown Paper Party Bags

I was looking around for the brown paper bag to store some party goodies for my son's birthday. The ones I found is not that nice and the nice ones, well.. gotto travel very far to get it and the one that is easily bought around my area, you need to buy min 300 pcs. O.o So I decided to D-I-M.

Brown paper : Rm 2.50 per pc x 2 pcs (makes 16 bags) = Rm 5
String : from my kitchen, used to tie my chicken when roasting.
Glue: Stole from my son's bag.
Personalized names: cut out from my old magazines.
Total cost : Rm 5 for 16 bags

So here goes. One tip you gotto remember, your folding must be perfect. Read on and you'll know why.
Step 1: cut the paper into desired size x 2 + folding ( about extra 1 inch)
Fold it and glue it in the middle. For faster and easier and also mess free paper bag, you can use double sided tape.
Fold it and let it dry.
Okay now for the bottom part. Fold it according to the width that you like. But please make sure that its straight, as in for example 1 inch all the way from left to right. Otherwise you won't get a perfect paper bag.
open up the folding and fold again. Make sure that the lines meet.
Fold down, make sure the folding passes the line of the triangle. gosh i am lost for words.. i don't know how to describe it. Please refer to next pic to see what I mean. haha
See the red line? That is from the folding since pic 1 until pic err (now!) See the blue portion, that's where you glue on the inside.
Then fold the sides.Make sure that the lines meet again yeah. And remember if its 0.5 inch, then it should be 0.5in from the edge all the way from left to right.

Fold both sides and open it up. This is what you should get. See? It's perfectly folded. To make sure you get a nice line, use something like the back of the scissors and press down.

Open it up and fold like how a paper bag is always folded. Punch some holes at the top and add some string to it. And tadaaa

Happy D-I-Y!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Hernia Operation

When the dr said "mummy, you go into the operation theatre with him okay? My mind went blank. "me?" I thought. What if i faint? But then, I have no choice. Big C said "he needs you more". He was right. So I changed into the scrubs and went in with him.

The wait was short, but it felt like forever. The nurse asked him to change into the op clothes and he refused until she said "i buy for you choc okay?" and he said " I want small choc ah....." And a promise was made with a pinky swear.
And after that he ran around playing doctor with me, the chair, the curtain, the bed, and everything he can see.
Dr asked me to fill up a form, sign here, write the date, and all. I began to write and I paused for a very long time. Gosh! I was too panicked til i forgot my own address. Is it 2X/9B? 2X/X9? And then to fill up the date. I clearly remember that it is 26th March. But what year ? Totally forgot and the dr calmed me down and told me .. "it's year 2011 maam".
After that, everything was so fast. "This way can wait here maam....put the child here maam....." I just followed. My heart began to sank and tears was flooding my eyes. As I saw him lying on the op theatre bed, he was so cheerful.
They said "justin aunty bring u to see green baloon ok?" He said "no. I only want orange bayoon". They said "oh no.. we only have green". and then he said "green only? hmmm okay. I will blow the green bayoon". They said.. "okay justin blow here ... blow... one more time...." and he passed out.
As soon as he passed out all i can hear was "Okay. Maam. You can follow my colleague out now". So i went out , quickly catch a bite and then hurried back to the waiting room. And then the nurse came "Mrs Chan. It's done :)" So I quickly walked to the op room and there he was with the oxygen thinggy.

They said "try and wake him up yeah.. so we can move him to the day surgery room". And so I started to wake him up. 30 mins later he was still sleeping. At this time, I noticed that his eyelashes were so long. Sitting there, waiting for him to wake up, i just felt like crying. I don't know why.

And then the nurse came to wake him up and he scolded the nurse "don't disturb me ah.. i am sleeping" AHHA! That meant only one thing, he is fine. So moved him to the daysurgery room and there I waited for an hour or two. I was dead tired and fell asleep sitting up. The nurse came and asked me to wake him up to feed him water and to make sure he pee so can go home on the same day. So I asked Big C to go and buy a milk bottle and a pack of milk. Cos he always wakes up after milk. And I was right. Immediately after he woke up, i quickly changed shift with Big C and went for lunch with Jayden. After that I received and sms from Big C asking me to hurry back to the room cos he was asking for me and don't forget the IPAD. So I went and he was crying for me cos we gotto do a quick swap and he was left alone when Big C walked out.

Then onwards, he was happily playing ipad, teaching the nurse to play the games and even lie down on his tummy while playing ipad. Then he peed and tadaaa... we're home 8 hours after we went to hospital.

I asked him "justin.. why did u go to hosp?"
he replied "because dr want to find worm from my stomach".
I asked him again.."when the nurse asked u to blow the balloon, what happened after that ?"
he replied " i blow the bayoon.. the green bayoon.. then i blow blow and then my leg pain ohdi".
Cos when he woke up, he found that his leg was bandaged, and he thought that was it.
He didn't complain at all about the wound on his tummy and finally today we went to remove the plaster. The wound healed perfectly and he can finally bath today. Hooray!

P/S: and yes, the nurse really bought for him chocolate :P such a nice lady

Who is the bad guy?

In the car...

Me: Jayden you see the policeman. You look at the gun at the waist there..
Jayden: Why he carry a gun?
Me: cos when the bad guy comes then he can pull out the gun very fast and shoot la
Jayden: Why he wanna shoot the people?
Justin: because he is the bad guy
Jayden: Oooo....So he is the bad guy mami?
Me: Aiyaya.. *sratch head thinking how to answer*

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Dad was teasing Justin last night..

Dad: so did the Dr change yr kukubird?
Justin: No. Its the same one...*playing with toys and not concentrating*
Jayden: Koong Koong....
Dad: yeah..
Jayden: Koong Koong.. Your kukubird old or not? You have old kukubird right?
Dad: hahahahahahahahaha!

Monday, March 28, 2011


I can say, it's been a hell of a week.

First it was Justin being diagnosed with Hernia. No. Not the big Swollen Kukujiao Type. Its this type.

So brought him all the way to the hosp and arranged for the surgery. And on the day I brought him to make appointment, Jayden was down with flu and cough. So big possibility Justin can't go for the op if he is infected. So then on the day of the op, he was alright. I didn't sleep properly cos I had to wake up at 4 am to feed him milk before he need to fast for 4 hours before the surgery. So I tried to sleep but end up waiting for my alarm to go on. And then by 7 am we're at the hosp. And right in front of the nurse, the kiddo sneezed ACHOOOOOOO! That's it. Operation cancelled cos they suspected that he is infected with flu. Rescheduled 2 weeks later. So in between then, I gotto make sure that they recover fast while rushing with my own design and sewing jobs.  And of course, since the "king" is scheduled for op, we can't make him cry much. Cos each time he cries the hernia became so visible. So gotto "tahan/YAN" max with this terrible 2 behaviour.

On the day before the operation, I had diarrhea. Don't know what crap I ate that made me lausai the whole day. Then it was THE day of the ops. All is well. NO ONE IS COUGHING and NO ONE is SNEEZING. YAY! YAY MAX! So yeah he went and did the operation (story another day can? very tired and need to rant first)

So before that ,on the day of operation I didn't sleep again. I thought i heard my phone rang at 2 am but I was just hallucinating. Then my phone rang at 4 am. And then by 645am we're there even before the nurse came to work. And I was with him all the time (except when they potong him). I was so tired, mentally and physically. Ppl asked why didn't you sleep, why you never rest. Why why why why? Did i say I never tried? It's just the mind is worried.

So potong-ed on friday. And that day itself he was discharged and everyone happily went home. I slept like a BABY that night. Don't say sleep. Pangsai also like happier. And then Jayden started to cough. Damn. I hate it when he cough cos he'll get all phlegmy and then start to wheeze and then fever and la la la la the story goes on.  And then he started to cough badly, then like how I expected, he became wheezy and was extremely cranky.

Bad timing. Aunt flo came but I think she had difficulty in landing. So like tersekat sekat cannot come out. So mom was extremely cranky too. You don't wanna mess with a mum with aunt flo got stucked half way and not coming properly!!!!

So while bathing Jayden last night, he was brushing his teeth. And before that, I washed justin poopy bum and accidentally left a lump on the floor.(yeah, faster point and say what kind of mother are you! How can that happen! :P)  Guess what ? Jayden just had to go and use his toothbrush (should i highlight that its a thomas toothbrush?) and press onto the shit. ARGH!!!!!!!EWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!OUMAIKOT!!!! was the thing that came out from my mouth. Really EXPLODE like mad. Scold. Scold.Scold.and scold samo!

Then at night his condition got worse. The entire day he was on liquid. Whatever that he eat, end up being vomited after each cough.  So again, at night after his milk he vomited. And then he went to sleep and he was breathing very heavily and was crying the entire night. Of course, I didn't sleep. (again) . And then this morning first thing was change everyone and went to the hosp. The dr checked very thoroughly and even compared him and justin's body structure. So she said put him on this and that and asked me to come back on wed. I was thinking.. Aiyoh.. tomorrow already gotto come back for Justin's dressing for his hernia, wednesday come back again???? I can walk around this hosp with my eyes closed edi!  So I told her can we come back tomorrow instead? and she agreed. So tomorrow morning will be a busy day for me cos I need to bring justin to check his stitches and then also bring jayden to see another dr to check his lungs.

Today after we got back from the hosp, I checked email and my customer replied. Work resume before my body T-KO which I know is SOON, very SOON! So i checked my design OH DAMN! I did the wrong design because I referred to the wrong design. I was so stressed the week before I referred to the wrong design. *slap forehead*

And at this moment, Jayden came  down with his nose-bleeding. "Mami mami, my nose bleeding". I said "when did it started?"  he said "after I drink the cough medicine! " he replied happily. I said "OUMAIKOT!!!!!! WHAT COUGH MEDICINE!!!!!!!" He said "WOODS!"
I screamed "ARE YOU CRAZY I told you not to drink any medicine yourself. I JUST GAVE YOU your medicine just now!!!!" and ran up to check the bottle.

True enough, the bottle is nearly empty. I quickly called Big C and he rushed back. Asked and asked him , how much you drink? how you drink? why you drink? and he just smiled and smile. *PULL HAIR*  Then both of us calmed down asked again and asked him to demonstrate how much he drank and all, then we know he took 3 times more his dosage. But so far he is okay, never knock out or acting like gila.

Sometimes I wonder.. am I the only one with so drama motherhood story. Anyway, I just pray for everything to go on very s-m-o-o-t-h-l-y. Tomorrow after Justin's stitches being checked by dr and when Jayden recovers from his coughing, everything will be better. Right? I REALLY HOPE SO! if not I'll go mental.

But don't get me wrong. I am not unhappy being a mom. Seriously. Even though I have gone through so many dramatic incidents, I am happy. I may be tired physically and mentally, I may be complaining about my kids making me pull hair but seriously I am very happy with my boys (big and small ones). It's just everything happened at the same time and I have too much on my plate. That's why I dropped some off like my sewing and also my design to concentrate on my kids. Otherwise sure KO and masuk Tj. Rambutan

My kids are normally very active but then they are most of the time sweeter than choc. (That explains why I don't eat choc!) It's just because everything happened at the same time. Like how I started with this post... it's a tough week.  Just hope tomorrow will be like Yenjai's sms to me.. tomorrow will be a better day, literally. *fingers crossed*

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Please don't be angry..

I asked the kids to help clean up their play room while I think of how to best redo the room to be more organized. I was sitting on the bed, thinking when Jayden came in..

Jayden: Mami.... Please don't be angry *sit down and held my hand*
Me: Oh.. i'm not angry.
Jayden: Then why are you sitting here?
Me: I am thinking of how to clean the playroom.
Jayden: Oh, don't worry. I will help you clean the room okay? Now please don't be angry okay?

And he really helped me :)

Monday, March 07, 2011

I'm Sorry Mami

I hurt my leg yesterday while cleaning my porch and last night I removed the plaster to change with a fresh new one. Justin saw and said..

Justin: Mami.. is yr leg pain pain?

Me: *pretend to be sad and in pain* yes.. very painful

Justin: *concerned look* then.. you cannot walk ohdi?

Me: Yes.. cannot walk anymore. Can you help me? Can you carry me?

Justin: *think* you cannot walk anymore?

Me: *pretend to cry* yes.... *sob* *Sob**sob*

Justin: *lower head and think* I'm sorry mami...

Me: *sob* why? why sorry ?

Justin: I'm sorry mami. I'm too small. I cannot carry you *sad face*

Me: *tahan wanna laugh* you too small? Nolah.. You try and see.. maybe you can lift me up?

Justin: *shake head very slowly* no....I am too small to carry you. I'm sorry mami..

Jayden: *rushed in from outside* What happened?

Me: *pretend to be in pain - but actually sibeh pain la!* my leg is so painful

Jayden: Oh then we need to put plaster and kiss it! *rub out* Dadi! mami need plaster!

Justin: *followed JD* dadi dadi! mami leg painful. Can you need plaster? (can you give plaster)

Big C: What happened? 

Me: My leg pain la. Changing plaster.

Big C: okay i'll go and get one.

Jayden and Justin : *run in with plaster*

Jayden: here you go mami.... *stick plaster on leg and pat pat gently*

Me: thank you boys...

Justin: now you feel better ? Can you walk ohdi?

Jayden: No. We need to kiss mami plaster then she can walk *kiss plaster*

Me: ooii... pain . Not so hard. 

Jayden: oh... *kiss very very gently next to the plaster* like this better ?

Me: yes... much better thank you. :D

Justin: I also want to kiss. *SMACK HARD ON PLASTER*

Me: *tears also wanna come out* thank you thank you but very pain. Now u all please go away so i can sleep.

The leg is still in pain but the heart got melted, twice. ;)

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Zhar Dou

On the bed..

Me: Justin..can you sing for mami?

Justin: Okay. What song do you want?

Me: Can you sing twinkle twinkle little star?

Justin: no ah. I only sing train song.

Me: Can you sing bruno mars?

Justin: No ah. I only sing train song.

Me: what train song? Okay you sing and I'll listen.

Justin: No ah. You sing yourself.

Me: :S *zhar dou*

Friday, March 04, 2011

Can you buy another one?

At neighbour's house this morning...

neighbour : bla blabla

me: yeah bla bla

Justin: Mami. My kukubird is painful.

me: ah? pain ah? take off the diaper and see what's wrong first okay? *remove diaper* better now?

Justin: *check kukubird* i think still painpain.

me: nevermind la. maybe wait for a while and see how first okay?

Justin: can you buy another kukubird for me?

me: Ah? hahahha

neighbour: hahahhaha

Justin: yes. buy another and change new one for me. This one is broken *still checking*

me: haiyoh. It's not broken la.

Justin: It's broken. Please buy me one more? *show one finger*

me: hahahah funny la you!

Justin: *laugh and bounce off*

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

It's not his birthday...

My mum asked Jayden what he want for his bday. And he replied "I want the Thomas rollerskate with helmet and padding one". And so.. "PING!!!" wish was granted. (Joke: what is better than Genie in a bottle? A grandma :) )  Mum gave me Rm200 and asked me to bring him to go and get the rollerskate set. But I said "let me ask his dad first".

So true enough when we got back and I told Big C about it, he said to scrap the idea off cos:
1. He might not like Thomas for long
2. Too dangerous.

So bye bye rollerskate. Last night I brought him to Toy's R Us to search for a bday pressie for his friend and also search for something he like with the cash that grandma gave him. And we saw what he wanted very long time ago.


Both the engines were packed and sold separately. I said "okay. It's your birthday. So we'll buy 2 for you okay?"

He replied " No need. You buy one for me only. And you buy one for titi also"

I said "nevermind. It's your birthday. We buy 2 for you okay?"

He said "Okay!" with a big smile.

We bought 2 trains and ....

he gave Justin one.

He said "it's not his birthday. But it's okay. I give him one. One for me and one for him."

*smile from ear to ear*