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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Full Marathon!

I did it!!!

My very first FULL MARATHON.  Yipeeeeee!
42km of pure madness  ;-)


Didn't train as much I should have. As the date got nearer, I started panicking. Was I out of my mind? Yes, I've done 10 Half Marathons before but moving from 21km to 42km is no joke.  I have never even gone beyond 21km (and I'm usually half dead when I finish a HM).  Friends suggested that I go for regular long distance runs, but the most I have time for is 10km at the treadmill, when the girls are are at their Art class. Toyed with the idea of changing to half marathon or just give up the run completely. 

Well, ready or not....I was still at the starting line on May 21st. Nervous as hell. My goal was simple - to complete the run within cut off time of 7 hours.  

Long story cut short (not one of my cheong hei moods today!), I did it! 6 hours and 50 minutes. Real slow for some, but what the heck, I'm super proud that I completed what I set out to do. 

And I still went to work the next day.  Heh, not bad at all! 

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Selfies

And this is what happens when I leave my phone unattended for a while......!



Sunday, June 4, 2017

When I Lost my Voice

I had a bad bout of sore throat and cough recently.

For two days, I lost my voice.  When Erin asked her usual non stop questions, I whispered softly that I have no voice.

Her solution....

Erin : Mummy, come closer to me.
Me : ?
Erin : Make your mouth into an "O" shape.
Me :  - made an "O" shape" -
Erin  :  - she came close to my mouth and shouted "Aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh"
Me : ??
Erin : You said you had no voice right?  See I gave you voice already.  Now you should be able to talk.

If only it's so easy to get my voice back!!!!  ;-)


My little "voice giver" 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Crochet Amigurumi - Project #2 and #3

Completed project # 2 and #3!
First project here.


Brown "Forever Friends Bear" for Erin


Took some work in progress photos
See the top right photo?  I accidentally made 3 hands. Duh! 


Pink Bear finally has a friend!
Actually, when I was still making brown bear, Erin made the pink one "talk" to the brown one.  
Pink Bear : Brown bear, when you are ready, I want to MARRY you!
Hahahaha 


Girls with their one-of-a-kind crochet bears 


Project # 3.

Pink Bunny in progress  


Pink Bunny done! 


Hello! 


My 3 creations 


I'm itching to start my 4th project now.  Hmm.... what shall I make this time?

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Family Karaoke

We tried karaoke for the first time recently - small room for just the 4 of us.
Girls said they were a little nervous and may not want to sing.  Ok... I said just try loh.  I figured it would be good for them to feel comfortable with the microphone.  (I used to be terrified to hold one! Just talking into the mike used to make me feel jittery, and when I hear my projected jittery voice, I get even more nervous!)

We paid for the shortest time duration which was RM 12 for one hour per person, inclusive of one bottomless drink each.

BUT when the actual session started.... just look what happened.

They HOGGED the microphones!!! 
Couple of times, I started singing and less than 30 secs later, I can feel the mike being pulled from my hands.  haha 



Turned out to be an enjoyable session indeed and 1 hour flew by so fast. They sang songs from their favourite cartoons (Moana, Frozen etc) and their favourite singers (Ed Sheeran, Ellie Goulding etc etc)

Next time, we can take the 3 hour package which works out much cheaper per hour  :-) 


Thursday, March 30, 2017

Art & Craft

Looked through my old blog posts recently and Erin saw photos of the craft I did with Elyssa last time.  "Mummy, why you never do Art and Craft with me?", she asked.  Ooops!!

So during the school holidays, did a simple paper plate craft with the girls.

Paint, Paint 


Both girls hard at work 

Draw eyes with Sharpie Pen 


Done!  Paper plate lion completed! 

Elyssa made a white rabbit too


Now gotta think of next craft activity ;-) 


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Cheeky Erin




Recent conversation with Lil Cheeky Erin -

Erin  :   Mummy, smell my hand!
Me    : 'sniff'.  Why so smelly?
Erin   : "lift up hands"  Because I just touched my armpits.  See... my armpit so sweaty and smelly!
Me    :   ??????!!!!