Thursday, December 13, 2012

Lucky Strike

I can't believe my last post was dated October 25th! Just when I thought my blogging momentum was picking up, and then disaster must struck, of course! What disaster, you ask? Well, to begin with, Della the lappy was hit by some kinda virus, which wiped out most everything. And then it took a couple of weeks for it to be repaired, and it came back without Microsoft Office installed, and that, took more than a month to be done up. On top of that, just when Della finally came back to me, a week or so later the modem got struck by lightning and I'm out of touch again. -_- And when a new modem was replaced, it took forever for me to install the damn thing, even 2 calls to TM's service center at 2 in the AM, reset everything that can be reset and it didn't helped! And then the whole install, uninstall, reinstall, troubleshoot, retroubleshoot, install and uninstall and reinstall, and sent the modem back to the vendor and install again, and here we are, ladies and gentlemen, the problem, says the high and mighty of the techie world, lies in my phone line, please call your ISP provider kthxbai. @$%^*&(%^I&UTYT%%&^*&(*OIUTYGHJKU

Oh since I'm on the subject of disaster, might as well throw these bits in! Exciting!

In between the happenings of my lappy breaking down and modem getting struck, my new phone's 3G, without notice nor explanations, couldn't connect for a week, our car's battery died on a weekday morning, followed by punctured tires, or was it the other way round? /taps chin/. Anyways, during the process of the whole modem-installation-and-uninstallation was happening, just last Sunday, one of the car's tires got punctured by a darn nail. Again.

And yeah, I think that's about it! Pretty awesome huh? And just for the record, my internet connection issue is not solved yet, and it's a complicated situation on how I get to come online now, so let's just not exhaust ourselves getting that part explained.

BUTTTTT all these crazy mishaps aside, life went on - some days more awesomer than the others - and I'm practicing this whole positive thinking (so, hush!) and I'm surer than a heart attack that for every bad thing that happened to me/us, a hundred more good things' gonna happen, like, anytime now. Really.

And a quick report and record on my black-out month (that's November, where I was outta connection, remember? Z), I kinda organized a first tea party/meetup for a group of SAHMs, who mostly were only online friends before the gathering! I was crazy nervous about the whole thing, I mean, I'm not exactly a PR kinda person to begin with; and I got a little ambitious about trying to get sponsors for door gifts, just to make the participants happy. I sent out a million emails and only one company had the manners to reply me, though the response was negative. But still! Does letters sent without a company letterhead render us worthless? Such spirit breakers, these corporate players!

Anyhoo, the gathering came and went, and I can safely say the ladies had fun, and our objectives of having a little me-time with only girl-friends are met!

Oh and a week before that I was in Bangkok yo! Or erm, to be precise, Ms. Kate and I were around the Pratunam area, for the entire weekend. Yeah. How exciting right? I know! We were just such shopping noob lah! We didn't bring enough money in the first place, and then we got too excited and thought we overspent on the day we touched down (our first 4 Thai hours, uhm hmm), and so we got depressed on the second day and lost all mood to buy anything at all. And then on the third day, we realized that we, in fact, did have a little more kachings than we thought we did, and that we shouldn't be all so glum and go home empty handed, and so we speed-shopped in 3 hours and bought all that we could, before packing up and left for the airport at noon. How's that for noob travelers? Hehe!

Anything that happened before the trip my brain remembers not. And I blame this on epidurals! OHHHH BUT JUST BEFORE ANYTHING (erm, obviously after all the grandmother stories above there), I have an exciting "news" to share!
What? NuuuUUuuu. I'm not pregnant! -__- But that  my next post is gonna be a happy girly post somewhat a review article of an awesome blogshop! Cliche much? Well, the only two reasons I write about a brand/business is either a) it pisses me off, big time; or b) it's pretty awesome and worth a mention. And trust me, I do have a list of brands/businesses that seriously pissed me off the roof that I so want to rant about, but then the thought of it alone just saps my energy and makes me tired, and in the end, count it their lucky day as their names are safe from being tarnished, for yet another day. We'll see when it ends. We'll see.

Right, urgh, lotsa digression (yes, the epidural!), so yeah, obviously this is a matter of b) and not a)! On top of that, the blogshop owner (ok actually yeah, she's somewhere in between an acquaintance and a friend!) is actually sweet enough to offer a little promotion for my readers (chewah sound so important! Just ok, please, no need to say the obvious, just play along ok and give me that 2 seconds of erm, importance -.-)

So yuppers, stay tuned!

Meanwhile, life in pikchas!!! :)))

My clingy lil bub finally started walking!

ootd! Ever since I received an iphone for our wedding anniversary, I've become this shameless camwhore haha :x
case in point.

Frap drew this and said, "mommy, me!" I was reduced to a teary pulp.

After the cut and the dye job that failed.
Primary through High school friends!

Went back for touch-up and had an accidental dip-dye job instead.

Frappy pre-haircut

Nipped this pic from Melly. Love our group pic!

This was taken before oli started walking on her own. Frap was helping her walk.

Bought this without even thinking if I'd wear it because it was that cheap!

noob travelers are meant to travel together haha

These cheeky+ghetto faces greeted me on the phone when I was away in BKK.

Green-tea tasting honey cake.
See my lilac skinnies? SEE?!

Frappy practicing her ABC scribbles. I'm impressed that she recognizes quite a few letters!

Love this drama pic! Haha Also love this floral number from Asos. Taken during the mommy gathering!

Our not-very-dainty tea party!

And people think sahm are ah sohs/aunties? Eat my dust! (HAHAHA! Totally irrelevant, I just want to say that!)
Midnight book shopping @ Big Bad Wolf Book Sale! Reached home at 3am x_x
If you can't beat them, join them. This crazy galloping fever. Z.