It is quite a frightening experience for The Wife to wake up and then saw blood in my pee first thing in the morning.
Took MC and updated laoban asap and ran off to the doctor. The doctor issued antibiotics and ordered The Wife to go home and start taking asap.
Ran through to Seng Shiong on the way back to grab two large packets of cranberry juice.
Fever started almost as soon as The Wife got home and the whole day was spent tossing and turning and going to the toilet.
Was a bad bad experience, just hope that will not get it again as what the doctor said…. will have to start eating cranberry extract everyday.
It is 3 months to The Wife’s 32nd birthday and everything in my life suddenly seem so flat and boring at the moment. Have been in my job for about 2.5 years already with the whole year spent tackling taichi colleagues, temperamental boss and lots of ad-hoc work.
No baby and no kid on the way, but there are a lot of baby showers to attend and lots of baby bumps to face. Worst, there are lots of seats to give up and lots of food cravings to be dragged along for.
Have ROM-ed for about 3 years and everything seems a lot more like a daily routine and less romantic. Marriage life trying to save money and managing housework seems to zap all romance out. There is still love of course but is more like kinship rather than the passionate love.
The Wife is bored, really bored…. how to spend the next 30-40 years like this?
…. because this is a low point of my life now, where the marriage seems to hit an obstacle due to consistent lack of initiative and communication. Work is like a total crap and I have been down with a bad flu for a few weeks.
Worst of all, I have missed the cheapest tix to Osaka due to a moment of wilfulness and some hurtful words from The Husband.
It is only by remembering days like this that I will appreciate the good things in life later.
Life is unpredictable and so this day, The Wife decides that I should think about the things that I really hope to achieve this life time so that there will not be any regrets should I really kick the bucket.
The list may not consist anything noble like saving the earth, building a school. But it will be The Wife’s very own list, personal to myself.
1) Get 5 ear piercings, 3 on one side and 2 on the other
This may sound very lame but it is a little wish that I have since school days. Finally managed to accomplish this on Labour Day this year. This is in addition to the first pair The Wife got before the wedding in 2010 and then a failed pair (left with one side) before Chinese New Year.
2) Visit all the Disneylands in the world
This is going to be an expensive one but I totally adore Disneyland as a place where magic comes alive. Can totally forget all worries and escape from the real world while inside them. And there are all the cute characters too and not forgetting the wonderfully thought out park settings and rides.
So far, have only been to the one in Hong Kong and Disneysea in Tokyo. Many many more to clear!
3) Design my own home without budget restrictions
Given the lack of budget, there were limited things we could do for our first home. Thus, The Wife hope that one day, we would be able to have a much freer hand in designing our next home.
4) Start my own business
No matter success or failure, The Wife hopes to start a small little business to see if I have inherited any of Daddy’s genes. Not much headway yet, even though I have taken the first step tonight to write some emails to my network of interest.
5) Have a baby
The Wife is already 32 this year and much as I want to spend the rest of my life traveling and having fun, hope to complete the family as well. Also, I know that The Husband wish to have a baby very much. To avoid the Water Dragon, we will start trying to conceive (ttc) somewhere at the end of May and hope that we can be Snake year parents.
6) Travel solo
Since young, The Wife has got a list of places that I really want to see including Japan, Turkey, Egypt, India and Tibet. Due to budget and time constraint, unsure of whether I will get to see them all but just hope to go to as many as possible! But amongst these, I hope to be able to at least make one solo trip, to connect with my inner-self and to clear the mind.
7) Maintain a self identity
The WIfe has seen countless of friends who are unable to talk about anything but their families and children and this really freak me out big time. I have lived a 32 years as myself and am rather proud of the fact that I am able to hold a proper conversation, hold my own at my workplace and have my own friends, so I really wish to keep it as such. I really dont want my Facebook to have nothing but my children’s photos, my appointment schedule to revolve around them and lose my whole life’s identity.
8) Buy the oddest items on my wishlist
Believe it or not, The Wife really want a Swiss army knife with wine opener and pen knife function which up till now nobody would buy for me. Ish okay, because will one day buy it for myself.
The next oddest thing would be a desktop skeleton… and yes, you hear it right, it is a skeleton structure I am talking about.
9) Bring my mum and aunt to travel around more
Unfortunately, my mum and aunt are not big fans of budget or shiong traveling. Thus, after a long planning, The Wife managed to get them to Malacca, Bangkok and Batam. Next up would be Hong Kong or Taiwan. Really do not wish for them to join a package tour instead… would miss out a lot of the local food and shopping that they would probably like.
10) Exceed myself
Last but not least is rather simple, and yet very difficult. Given that nobody is perfect, it is always easy to be able to exceed myself but yet I guess there is always a limit to what each person can do.
Till now, The Wife feel that I have somehow done what nobody expected me to do when I got to a senior manager position in my market research work. Probably shocked everybody as well when I went from non-exerciser to one who completed two Les Mills course programs and is able to run 10km from nothing.
That said, one can still question on why the limit cannot be pushed to become a full time instructor or to run a full marathon. Then again, there is no end to improvement…
10 seemingly simple items and 1 bucket list…. how many would eventually be achieved? Only time will tell.
A bit slow on the uptake, but The Wife is now watching 步步惊心. Not madly cheonging through. Just watching it slowly….
… this time to the land of incredible landscapes and natural wonders.
On impulse and taking into perception of the preggy ladies who will be on maternity leave starting in Aug + admin lady taking a month long leave + boss taking a long holiday + plans on TTC (aka trying to conceive), The WIfe has decided that we should take one more long haul holiday before the madness and discipline start.
After using 48 hours to ask for quotations from the different but limited number of travel agencies (yes, this is going to be The Wife’s 1st ever package tour), the deed is done and the contract is signed while The Husband is away on his second last high key ICT. It was a big decision made on 29 Feb 12 (yes, its a leap year!)
We are going on a 12D9N Turkish Dream tour with Dynasty travel! Departure date is 1 Apr and we are going to be flying via SQ this time! *excited*
The trip will set us back about S$2,500+ each and in the upcoming posts, will be sharing more on the itinerary and the places which we are going to see.
Turkey, we are coming!!
Time flies and it is the last day of 2011…. It has been an uneventful and yet very eventful year.
The Wife has said hi and good bye to 3 dear hammies in a row…. and this is after a decade hiatus from my last terrapin pets Titi and Tutu. As per always, The Wife cries buckets every time I have to say goodbye. Given the short lifespan, seriously isnt looking forward to parting with Pocket, Shellie and Duffy… but I am glad to have them around at the moment and certainly hope that they are happy to be with me too.
The Wife has spent the entire 2011 in the same job and it is coming to 2 years this coming Feb. Quite a feat considering that I have never stayed more than 4 months in any public related company. The promotion round come and went with a big boo boo that reduced me to a laughing stock. It is time to evaluate if the realities (recession, planning for a lil one) will outweigh the pride and ego in terms of a career switch.
The new year will be all important in the lil one planning as The Wife hit 32. Much as I value freedom, the clock is ticking and counting down, so I guess this is it.. unless fate rules otherwise and determine that we are not suitable for the role of parents, which then will consider looking for a Poofy to keep us company.
The Wife is also unfortunately a freaking lousy accountant and would spend as fast or even faster than I earn, so in the new year, I shall set some budgets for myself to ensure that my savings can start to snowball enough to buy me my first 500g of gold. So it is time to kiss online shopping via Groupon, SG Motherhood forum and other much attractive blog shops goodbye.
The last 2 month of 2011 see The Wife transferring to a new technology era as The Husband forced me to get a new phone coupled with a data plan. I am now a Whatsapp user and a mobile FB and Gmail fan… How can we ever go back to the days without?!
Saying goodbye to an eventful 365 days, it is time to look forward to a better one ahead… May good health and happiness be with all the ones I love and loved….
Happy New Year!!!!!