Friday, September 18, 2009

Nothing better than a good laugh.

If anyone sees me right now, he might think I'm going nuts coz I'm laughing like nobody's business though the two little kiddos are sleeping soundly in the room.

Found a site that contains funny stories and ad excerpts. I felt better and merrier after going through the site. It has been rather a bland day for me. Here are some of the funny ones.

Cup Holder

Tech Rep: "Yes, it is. How may I help you?

Caller: "The cup holder on my PC is broken and I am within my warranty period. How do I go about getting that fixed?"

Tech Rep: "I'm sorry, but did you say a cup holder?"

Caller: "Yes, it's attached to the front of my computer."

Tech Rep: "Please excuse me if I seem a bit sutmped, it's because I am. Did you receive this as part of a promotion. at a trade show? How did you get this cup holder? Does it have any trademark on it?"

Caller: "It came with my computer, I don't know anything about a promotion. It just has '4X' on it."

At this point the Tech Rep had to mute the caller, becuase he couldn't stand it.
The caller had been using the load drawer of the CD-ROM drive as a cup holder, and snapped it off the drive.


" A woman and her sister were at the mall and passed by a store that sold a variety of nuts. As they were looking at the display case, the boy behind the counter asked if they needed any help. The woman replied, "No, I'm just looking at your nuts." The sister started to laugh hysterically, the boy grinned, and she turned beet red and walked away."


(This one is my fav.)
"A lady picked up several items at a discount store. When she finally got up to the checker, she learned that one of her items had no price tag. Imagine her embarrassment when the checker got on the intercom and boomed out for the entire store to hear, 'PRICE CHECK ON LANE THIRTEEN, TAMPAX, SUPERSIZE.' That was bad enough, but somebody at the rear of the store apparently misunderstood the word 'Tampax' for 'Thumbtacks'. In a businesslike tone, a voice boomed back over the intercom: 'DO YOU WANT THE KIND YOU PUSH IN WITH YOUR THUMB OR THE KIND YOU POUND IN WITH A HAMMER?'


FOR SALE BY OWNER: Complete set of Encyclopedia Britannica. 45 volumes. Excellent condition. $1,000.00 or best offer. No longer needed. Got married last weekend. Wife knows everything.

Free puppies: 1/2 Cocker spaniel, 1/2 sneaky neighbor's dog.

Lost: small brown poodle. Reward. Neutered. Like one of the family.

Nice Parachute - Never opened. Used once.


Have a visit and hope you'll have good and healthy chuckles along the way.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Persistent Fredie

This is a story of a hunky frog,
that croaked so loud so much like a hog,
He landed in the lotus pond,
we wished everyday that he'll be gone.

The evenings are our TV time,
but tranquility was shaken by a crime,
To our horror, the croakings came along,
So Fredie was thrown to a nearby billabong.

An hour passed and we were at peace,
but Fredie came back and we were in a twist.
The croakings came daunting and haunting.
We laughed admist temper amounting.

For three days in a row, Fredie kept croaking.
Arghh...When will his mate answer the callings?
No matter how far the banishments were,
Fredie will come back with more fervor.

Fredie found his mate the day after,
and two sets of croaking worsened the matter,
They got their chance of a romantic night,
and gone the next day, what a delight!

Few days later, the pond were infested,
Tadpoles were everywhere, someone help us!
Into the drain, off they go!
But some did stay by laying low.

This crazy mommy caught a few,
so the kids may have a full view,
into the jar tadpoles went a swimming.
Alden and Edric really went a beaming.

Two legs, four legs and shortening tails,
The little froggies jumped out of the pail.
Back to the pond to where they belong,
Mommy and the kids bade them 'So long!'.

Funny how we never heard them,
It's crazy, but we do miss them,
Guess they decide to leave their nest.
At least for now we get our rest.

(Am apologizing for the pics are not so good here.)

Tadpoles in the pond.

The beady eyes make them look cute. Their shapes remind me of stingrays though.

Side view.

Two legs.

The one on the right looks like godzillalah. he,he

Four legs.

Shortening tail.

Looks like little gold specks on the body.

Ready for the big world out there.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Dang those worms..

All these while I'm a big supporter of 'grow your own food; well, thanks to my mom. We grew a lot of vegetables and fruits on our backyard when we were staying in Keningau. The land around our little house was quite large. That was why we can plant so much. The cool, black soil feels good to the touch and I really don't mind working with my bare hands.
I could still see the green lush patches and the fruit trees in my head. Hmm..:) Really miss the sight, the smell, the morning mist and the coolness of the weather, especially in the morning. It will be awesome if I could climb the cherry trees again.

Mom called me up a few days ago telling me that something bit her hand though she couldn't recall seeing any insects on her hand. The skin around her hand was inflamed and errupted into rashes. Initially thought to be an insect bite, she went to a private clinic to seek treatment. However, her condition worsened as the days go by. She started to see trails in the skin and the itch from the affected area was immensed especially at night.
The moment she mentioned about trails, the word parasite popped up in my head. My poor mom actually went back to see the dr when she felt the medication was not working. However, she got a rather cold shoulder and the dr sent her off saying that she has to finish her medication and it will be alright.

I told her the possibility of parasite infestation is very high since she mentioned the symptoms of intense itch and snakelike trails developing on her skin. She made a trip to a skin specialist and the dr immediately told her that she has hookworms in her hand.

What my mom had is called creeping eruption. It is an infection from dog or cat hookworm larvae. Well, from time to time, we see stray cats running about in the garden. The carrier must have defecated there and as the parasite's eggs hatched, the soil around would have been infested with the larvae. Since mom gardens with her bare hands, it was easy for the little sucker to dig into her skin and thus causing intense inflammation, rashes and severe itching.

All these while, we weren't really concerned with what minute creatures are there in the soil. As long as there are no feces around, then it will be a go for us to work with our hands. As for me, minus the earthworms too. Sorry...I'm really not a fan of them..wouldn't even touch them if someone pays me to. But, my phobia doesn't include me screaming around and go on a killing spree by stomping the slimmy creatures to death. I'll be happy if they'll just creep away and let me do my gardening in 'peace'. Those bull-headed ones will have free mild flying lessons.

Anyhow, I'll be wearing gloves and covered shoes from now on if I'm going to the vege patch. Wouldn't want to give a chance to those tunnelling creepers.

More info on creeping eruption can be found here:-

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

When love is in the air one morning....

One early morning, as I stood outside just to marvel at the clear blue sky and I saw something that made me smile. It brightened up my mood and I had a real good day through and through.
(I was dashing like mad to get my camera...)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The glass is broken and my chicken is dead...

Spec needs a new coat of paint and he needs serious makeover too but both hubby and I always tell ourselves that Spec still looks okay despite a few bumps and bruises.

"No one's gonna steal/mug the driver since the car is err..not so goodlooking." I wonder whether he's trying to console me or degrade my poor baby..
A couple of months later, the opposite thing happened...hmm..I think hubby should disinfect his mouth!

My poor chicky...

Chicky was removed from the scene..too sad to see him lying facedown like that...(*_*)
Hubby used Spec that day. He and his friend decided to take some quick bite in Ipoh Garden before going home. Since it was only a half an hour stop, his friend left a laptop on the backseat.
That's the last time he's going to see it. The robber smashed the side window to make a little opening. I wonder how did he pulled it off without anyone seeing coz the area is always busy. Probably everybody is too busy to notice anything else.
Well, lesson learned. Robbers do care for only one thing and that is opportunity; anything else is trivial.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

New Bottles for kids

I finally got BPA-free bottles for Edric and Alden. When the first cautionary articles were published about the danger in the normal milk bottles, they caused a stir in my mind. I stopped boiling the milk bottles and merely emersing them in hot water for a while. I still got tonnes of the normal milk bottles and I don't want to waste them. So I changed the bottles every three months.
However, a documentary I saw in TV really shocked me. Those new, unboiled bottles do leaches out the endocrine-interrupting chemicals. A researcher has tested that the amount of BPA increases a lot more after the bottles where sterilized through boiling water 10 times.
Our drinking water may not be that safe too coz most of the plastic rubbish do tend to end up in the waters. Mayhap water-filtering and treatment could lessen the effect but mind you, we drink from plastic bottles too.
We are surrounded by plastic products. They are everywhere and I wonder what can I do to minimize the exposure to these chemicals. Go back to the basics, all things glass and stainless steel? That's gonna be difficult.
What do you think?

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Boo Hoo

I'm so easily depressed nowadays. My mind keeps on straying to the weird sensation at the back of my neck. Guess it will always be there and I have to get used to it. Macam ada belangkas melekat di belakang.
I went to a well-known Chinese Dr last Sunday. He took a look at my x-rays and gave a sigh. Saya pun heart just went down further into the sinkhole.
He asked me 1 question ' How old are you? ' and I told him. 'If you are having pain at this age, how will it be when you are 50?' I just smiled. He is actually a nice old gentleman but at that time I just felt like I was slapped right across the face. Sedih bah..
I have to keep on having therapy every week and I should refrain from bending my head down too much. Macam robotlah jadinya....

For months I kept on looking over the web trying to find the answer to my condition. I got the answer this time. Klippel-Feil Syndrome. It is an uncommon congenital fusion of the Cervical vertabrae, whether it involves 2 segments (like mine, which is C4 and C5), or the entire cervical spine (which is most severe). Congenital cervical fusion is the result of failure of normal segmentation of the cervical bone precursors (called somites) during the third and eighth weeks of life. Majority of patients are female with a prevalence of 1 in 42,ooo births.
Hmmm...talking about luck.

Patients of this syndrome can be identified at any age. Cosmetic deformity that is associated with massive fusions is usually noted in infancy or early childhood. However, cervical fusions at the lower level (like mine), considering as non-massive, often do not present until later in life (30's +), when degenerative changes or instability of adjacent segments develops.

The website post this warning. Apalagi tambah sejuklah si kawan ni.

All patients with congenital cervical fusion should avoid body contact sports as well as any recreational activities that may put them at risk for head trauma.
The potential of catastrophic outcomes with this structural abnormalities is very real and must be kept it mind throughout the life of the affected individual.
Long term follow up is highly recommended. Patients and his/her family must be carefully and fully counselled.

I kept on thinking of all the activities I did during childhood and teens. All of them actually was risky to me but I'm glad I did them. No regrets at all.
Still, I am sad, but for today only.
Lantaklah! Life is short, I better stay happy.