Friday, February 29, 2008

Very happy friday!

I feel better this morning. I am so happy. My migraine had diminish in size from an elephant to a mouse.

On top of everything it is Friday. Time to let all the worries of work fly into oblivion. I will sleep early and wake up late if my Kiddo permits me.

There is also a good link on writing English which Doc Beautiful had passed on to me. Be sure to look into it. She learned from it and even an English reviewer thought that the paper was written by a native English speaker. I want to get to that point.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Interesting blog on the Elections!

Election season is here. It does not look as heavily decorated as 20 years ago. I remember how the streets used to be littered by posters. Even the sky would not be visible.

Some like politics some don't. I am neutral on this ground but I understand the need for a stable government.

I found this on Marina Mahathir's blog, a resource page for elections. For those who are in their wits end what an election is. Go to the page and read on to your hearts content.

Panadol popping preggy lady!

Just took two more panadols. I have to admit it.. I am beaten. I can not take this anymore. Wish I could stop work for a while and rest. I feel soo exhausted. But I have so much to do.

Last night I ended up meeting the big guns at 9.30 pm. Yes, late at night. The only good thing that came out of that was that it is finally over. Thank you God.

I need to check if I am the first KaDus girl to get a Chemical Engineering Doctorate. Is that true? The big big gun stated this which even I did not think was true. If it is true that is great for me. The first time I am first at anything. But I hope if anyone out there was first before me, then to come to me and tell me that I was not first. :) Otherwise my head would be too big for my body! Ha ha ha ha... I would look like a Lollipop.

I can not help agonizing over the fact that I missed last night's American Idol. :( I hope there will be a repeat for me to see David and Michael.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Pass It On

Pass It On

This is a tag from This is my life.

Here are the rules:

* First copy and paste it.
* Do not remove any content.
* Just add One word related to your blogs.
* If you don't like the concept Pls! say no?
* Our main goal is we are going to circulate our number of friends.
* The more people join the "pass it to the front" the more links we generate.
* Lastly write only one word "short" for your blogs...
* Keep it simple and short, I know some of you have more than one blogs.
* The color is only black, gray, or white plssss avoid using any color okies.

Let me show you:1.-Filipina, 2.-Darling allen, 3.-Abroad, 4.-Halfway, 5.-life, 6.-culture, 7.-interracial, 8.-pinaystories , 9.-pinaysinglelooking, 10.-health, 11.-Miscellaneous, 12. Children 13. postcards 14. photography 15. parenting. 16 Travel Sabah
17. environment

18. Metamorphosis

I am tagging : Citizensiera, Can we get personal and Love&Peace

Hey lady.. you lady!

Ha ha gotcha... I am not cursing at my life. I am just cursing at my bloody persistent headache. I have been to the specialist and Dr ENT said I had a sinusitis. Uwaaaaa... never heard of that.. Why now Why me.. I need my health to be tip top.

That is why I have my headaches, my sinus is infected. Nevermind. That just means I have to work even with this bloody awful headache. Had popped to panadols this morning. Maybe it is past it's due date. I do not notice any relieve of headache. Hmmm... Plus I have to meet the BIG guns today at five. Maybe I should sleep first and rest my poor head.

Okay this panadol popping preggy lady will in a nutshell still want to talk about American Idol.. I just can not wait for tonight. Last week I got too busy to mention my lady favourites.. I really like that teeny tiny Filipino girl, Ramiele Malubay, That Asia’h Epperson... her performance was joyful, Carly Smithson really dissappointed me ... I really hope she improves... Syesha was good too..

Comparing the performances between the ladies and gents. The gents did generally ok. They did not have any very very bad mishaps overall, they were safe. The girls however did better, although some had a really really atrocious performance. But for those who did well. They shone.. Love the competition

okay I now know what being tagged means

so check my next blog for this tag. Watch out I am putting you people on it too..

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Exciting American Idol

My hubby asks, "when is American Idol on?". Everyday since Sunday night. We were impatiently waiting for last night.

And it was worth the wait. The singers were all very very talented. Especially the one mentioned in the Love&Peace blog (

David Archuleta, Jason Castro (his eyes are piercing blue... ah I can swim in those eyes all day) and our son's Namesake OZ Michael Johns. Michael is my hubby's favourite to win. My kiddo loved Jason Castro he was clapping his hands throughout his song. Can you imagine my 14 month old son clapping and appreciating talent. Maybe he will be a famous entertainer too one day.. Ha ha ha ha. Really can not help dreaming about silly things for my kiddo. And David, in my eyes he can do no wrong. My only fear is that his talent will be destroyed by the publicity that he receives, he is so young. I pray not.

The named ones are the strongest contenders, they have skill, originality and artistic input into their songs. However the competition is still in the early stages. I wonder if any of the others who will show an unexpected side of them and WOW the crowd!

I can not wait for tonight. Josie... hope to see your comments about them too.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

A day full of talking!

Woke up wondering if I could skip work today.

I did not feel well this morning. Neither do I feel well now.

Came to work anyway because we have the few unmentionables to be finalised.

I totally forgot about the School meeting. Oh dear. Luckily I called Dr X to help me decide a few things, at which he promptly reminded me that I should come to the School meeting. Close call.

I would put down my thoughts for that meeting not now but for another day. Safe to say that there were a large amount of heated arguments and issues being raised and solved. Which I think was fruitful.

Next my personal issues. Firstly my headache (migraine). Been having this for two days. On top of that my sinuses are really painful. That one started today. Furthermore I have abdominal pains. Something like period cramps. It is horrible to have to work even when I have all this pains. Hopefully my body will not punish me in any hard way for my need to push myself within these next few months. I pray baby will be okay. I pray my health will keep up.

I read up on the internet that the abdominal cramps are normal occurence for pregnant women. Sigh... I beg for days without pain. But I am sure someone out there is living in worst pain than I am.

Oh on a lighter note. I have some photos to share. The photo you see on the right is of the Crazy Japanese Man in my last blog. :)
And the murky water did not faze the hard-core kids.

I met my colleague (Dr Herbal Malteser) on the way to "punch out" for the day. He told me how I can relieve my migraine and sinuses. The migraine worked but the sinus thing is still being worked out. Well I think it does not work on me but I will keep on trying.

I also put up my certificates into proper frames finally. :) I do not care if it does not matter to anyone or that I am boasting but I am proud of it. I bled, cried, struggled for it. I damn well do better be proud of it!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

To be or not to be

Don't you hate it when you are undecided about something?

For example, your shopping time is half an hour before the flight leaves and you have to choose between two beautiful bags at the airport.

Or you want to eat but you can not choose between two of your favourite dishes. This had happen to me a lot recently. My taste preferences had changed since I got pregnant. Hmmm.. it makes choosing what to eat a hell of a feat. Sometimes it makes me wish I do not have to eat.

Another huge problem I have nowadays is that I can not seem to decide on the type of questions to set my students. This really makes me frustrated. I think the best way to set exam questions are to pitch it at a level where most students would be able to score average, a few to score lower end grades, God-forbid any failures and a good number of A's. Perfecto. I would call my last year's paper something like that. So why suddenly I become a Duh uh.. dunno how to set questions. Feel soo dumb and stupid sometimes.

What am I to do. I think I better go back to just choosing the questions.

But before that. My son's nails need to be clipped at least once a week. Forgetting this would result in scratches on my skin. He is cute but it is getting more difficult to keep him still while I give him a manicure. And my fear is that he will have ugly nails like me. His dad has such nice nails. Why can't he get nice nails like his Dad. To top it off he bites his nails just like his Mama. Oh Dear!

Okay now I should go back to work

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Rainy painy day

It was pouring non stop today. However, not wanting to dampen anyone's spirit we all still went on with the original plan to get massaged by a school of fish. :o well if you haven't heard it. I hear it is very good.

By the time we reached Tamparuli we were informed that the river was swollen and we diverted our plans to Poring Hot Springs.

So by the time we reached Hot Springs.... It still has not stopped raining. We were told that even the hot water tubs were not giving their usual hot water. On top of that the water was murky. Hmmmm... how bad can it be.

I told myself I would not let this bring me down.. I would still dip into the water regardless. And I did, along with everyone else who had the child in them still. Reminds me of wading through muck. hahahha

It was fun. To top it off. There was a crazy Japanese tourist who decided to wear a pink set of bikinis and run around terrorizing all the men. That was hilarious. Oh it was a good bright day. My kiddo was clapping away at all the hooo haaa... we were on the floor laughing... home packed food was good (it was ikan masin, fried chicken and rice).

The day was full of laughter and fun. I would have another one in an instant. That is when my hubby recovers. He was soo tired. He fell asleep as soon as he laid his head on the pillow.

Good night. I am going to bed too.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Advice from a friend

Don't hesitate!

Define your choices and make the decision.

Once decisions are made, there should be no deliberation if it is the right or wrong choice.

To make a choice succeed one has to put into it pure HARD work. So that means no choice is the wrong choice?

According to my friend as long as there is a starting point. No one can ever discover the end of the journey unless the journey is begun.

I find it hard to swallow. I am at a crossroad. I want to do a lot of things but looking at my capabilities I should focus on one which I like most, or most comfortable.

My wish is still to be able to start my research work on something I know and also start it on something I like. Can I not do both of these?

The quickest way to loose time

How do we do that? By blogsurfing. :) Yeah fun and easy. Gets you to know things that are useless but somehow adds value to your day.

Today is about the third day I am at this blog working out how to set it up so it is interesting and tells a story.

On top of that I am writing my lecture notes... which is boring me to death... I used to enjoy it.. but now I just feel tired all the time.

I am also currently setting questions... IT is so difficult to pitch it just the right difficulty. It becomes harder when you need to gauge the difficulty level for about 350 people. It is crazy.

Recently I haven't gone out to meet any friends.. Which is really sad but I have tried to catch them during breakfast, lunch and dinner. I must try harder. I think it is important to spend time with people you love.

Anyhoo I will continue my blog surfing..

Thursday, February 14, 2008


Happy Valentine's day to all my friends and loved ones.

The foundations of a successful life is a loving home.
So bring up your kids in a warm and loving environment.

My son tried singing Ruby, Ruby, Ruby,... aahh aahh ahhh...
it sounded like budger, budger, budger,... aahh aahh ahhh...

We rolled on the floor laughing.



Recently been having a lot of arguments on the homefront. Two nights ago I was fuming.
Was planning to never talk to my husband again. However my new year resolution this year, to be forgiving, to be dedicated, to be happy, overruled. So I decided to start the day with a new leaf. And it was a very very fruitful day. A day I saw another side to my husband of which I love. And I ended up saying to myself. You see there is a GOOD is everyone. You just have to open your eyes wider.

Thought of the day 110208

Always go for the difficult choice, it never failed to make things easier for me in the long run.


This thoughts came to me because I have to ask myself if I wanted to have my baby born on 08.08.08.
Since my expected due date is 06.08.08, for those who believe in good fortune that it is best to get good dates...
I have found that doing the hard work or making a difficult choice to be best thing to do in life.

I am like a bird - Eagle.. woo hoo..

Your Power Bird is an Eagle
You are spiritual and able to soar to great heights.
You are a true inspiration, and many people look to you for guidance.
And you are quite demanding in relationships... but you're worth it.
People know that you will become even greater than you imagine.

The Keys to Your Life - Shite! truth reverberates.

The Keys to Your Life
Anything good in your life comes from you having the strength to make good decisions.

You know how to assess a situation before you leap into action.

Anything bad in your life comes from fooling yourself or clinging to illusions.

Be strong enough to see the world clearly. Learn from your mistakes.

My Shoe Type - Oh I am common... :)

You Are Sneakers
You are creative, funky, and forward thinking.
You are cool, but you are still approachable.

You are stylish and edgy, but you aren't a slave to fashion.
You tend to put your own spin on trends.

You tend to have a fast paced, busy lifestyle.
Not a lot of people can keep up with you!

You should live: Near nature

You should work: In a job that keeps you on the go

The Sesame Street Personality Quiz - Who would have guessed

You Are Bert
Extremely serious and a little eccentric, people find you lovable - even if you don't love them!

You are usually feeling: Logical - you rarely let your emotions rule you

You are famous for: Being smart, a total neat freak, and maybe just a little evil

How you live your life: With passion, even if your odd passions (like bottle caps and pigeons) are baffling to others