Sunday, February 19, 2012

Baking Episode

Many things had happened lately..   Mum went for a cataract surgery and then  followed by my brother who had to remove a thyroid lump from his neck.  I was therefore entrusted to house my mum for 2 -3 weeks. 

Mum is a such stubborn person, we had been asking her to treat her eye for some time, she always refused as she didn't want to go through the trouble.  At last, we managed to convince her.  However, I felt sorry for which I couldn't spend much time with her during her stay because most of the time, I was on the conference call or busy with emailing except meal time. Because mum physically is not very fit, she can't move around herself and therefore, what she could do at my place was watching T.V programs.  That's the reason she wanted to go home earlier as she felt the day was very long.

Fortunately, my brother's surgery was very successful, he only needed to stay in hospital for a night.  Since the doctor also said mum recovered her eye very well, I had no worry to bring her back.  I certainly don't want her to feel moody.

I also felt myself getting weaker lately,  therefore, I tried to avoid staying too late and tried to sleep before midnight  except those nights which I had to attend the call.   I had also cut down blogging or Facebook because I realized I had pretty serious finger joint pain, i.e. Carpal tunnel syndrome.  With these days where we are in a keyboard or touch screen technology, finger joint pain will become a very common problem to most of the people.  To prevent such syndrome occurs, we should reduce the hour spent on these gadgets.
I realized if I don't bake, some of the cake ingredients are going to expire.  Since my younger daughter missed the Pandan cake and my elder daughter missed the cream cheese layer cake, I decided to bake both for them.   Glad that finally I baked after resting for a while ....

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Saturday, February 4, 2012

2012 Chinese New Year Festival Period

The Chinese New Year is approaching to the end, what did I do during the festival period?  It seems I was busier than before but what I could remember was house visiting, eating and lou hei ...
As usual, the first two days of the Chinese New Year were going around to visit parents/in-laws and relatives. Although the house visiting was tiring, I will definitely keep it as somehow, it's hard to spare time with these relatives during the normal day. Glad that everyone is well and fine, no major surprises.
My old classmates requested me to open house this year because they wanted to try my CNY cookies.  I was glad that they like it. All their children are as big as my daughters, either in JC and university.  How time flies ...
Given that this year, many of the working adults had to go back to work on the 3rd day, the Chinese New Year seemed shorter.  For me, I took a day off to give myself a break since it's quite tiring with all these visiting.  Although I enjoyed a slow work week last week, this week, I am back to busy schedule and long working hour again ... :(

Another 2 days, the Chinese New Year is ending.  Although I didn't make any new year resolution, I really hope I could cut down my working hour as it's challenging to continue to keep up ... I think I will not blog and bake as often as before as I realized I get tired easily these days ... I need more rest and sleep  ...


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