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Home and Travels

My little nephew calls Kris, Uncle Kris Kris or sometimes Uncle Kiss Kiss when he’s feeling cheeky. At 3 years of age, he’s cheeky a lot. His eyes gleams with cheekiness. I miss him and his mama so much and I cannot wait to go back in August. I miss family and friends. Smartphones are a life saver, because of all the free apps I get to speak/text and/or get shown videos almost everyday. Its less time consuming as an actual phone call/Skype and I get to be a part of their lives on a daily basis. Best part, I get to choose to partake in only the good parts! No drama filters to me because I’m so far away. #winningcombo.

I’m already missing Vancouver. I miss having my husband around mostly! Holding hands and enjoying each others company. The moment we stepped into NYC, he was on full on work mode and has been literally working nonstop. I do miss him from time to time. I miss having dinner together without him checking on his people on the west coast who are still at work. I miss eating breakfast with him without him only having 15 minutes to shower and dash out of the door for his breakfast meeting at 8am. At the same time, I’m also very happy and proud of what he has achieved for himself and I understand that sacrifices need to be made to get the things he/we want. But, I just miss having him around. Perhaps tho because he gives me so little full attention, that it makes what little time we have so even more wonderful!

When he reads this, he will probably instinctively go, THAT’S NOT TRUE! I guess our definitions of being with one another defers a little. Him watching TV (usually piew piew movies) and me reading on my kindle at 1am at night on the same sofa doesn’t qualify. Neither does eating dinner together while he replies to work emails qualify. However, I do recognize that he just simply does not have enough time of day to finish all the things he has to do. Hopefully in a few years tho, he can reap his rewards.

I dream of the day we can float around the Caribbean /Mediterranean /Europe/ Asia on a (RENTED!) catamaran and enjoy life a bit. He will enjoy the sailing part and I’ll enjoy the calmer (relative to a sailboat) boat ride and shore excursions. Maybe, someone will invent an anti seasick pill that actually works, so I can enjoy the sailing part.

I dream that we can backpack to the 7 continents on a RTW tickets and go explore a little bit more nature.

I dream that we can eventually own a cosy and non chi chi home. (Lately tho, I’ve seen how it can be more of a hassle being a home owner and have accepted that rentals for our situation is actually a smarter option.)

For for all these collective dreams, I have to be patient and let him do this thing! #EventuallyTheySay! #Patienceisavirtue

Project Grateful 365: Day 66

January 13th, 2013

Today I am grateful that my heat rash is starting to subside.

2 days after baking arriving in Singapore, I developed a nasty nasty heat rash. I blame it on the afternoon walk from Woodleigh Mrt into Cedar Ave, (What was I thinking!!!!!!!) anyways I self medicated on Zyrtec — an anti-histamine but 2 days after it got worse and worse. Yesterday I finally had enough of scratching and went to the doctor nearby.

He gave me a stronger version of an anti-histamine for the night (so that I am no longer the scratchy monkey), some steroids, and a stronger version of the pansy 1% cortisone cream that I was previously using!

My rashes are no more so protruding and disgusting, so I am a happy camper!

The ‘Loot’ from the Doctor’s.


As a base (to neutralize the harmful chemicals on my delicate skin! ha!) , I borrowed some of baby Ice’s soothing ointment  called ‘Mum + Bub”. They sell this for 24.90 in Singapore. HOLY GUCAMOLEY!

mum + bub