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Saturday, 21 January 2012

My good friend Sony Ericsson

Been trying to update my packing and moving status, uunfortunately my good old reliable phone is failing me.
She is badly damaged ( thanks to my son ) he uses it as his ping pong ball at times.


Sony T715a ( brand new)
 She deserves a write up, she has served me well and been through  a lot with me.
Even after face lifts ( Being held together by tape) and blacking out screens and missing key pads. She continues to slog for me. I have stuck by her even when most of my friends and family were switching to iphones, androids and smart phones. I marvel at my little Sony,trying to keep up..she can upload pics direct to FB, Make video calls, text, make calls and has a decent camera that comes in handy
i luv the light function, works great during black outs and when i venture out to dark places.


Latest look of my phone, check out the missing key pad and uneven slider

The back side, notice the peeling tape??




 I guess i need a replacement sooner than i thought.....

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Little helper.. or not..

Recently i have been roping Jithoo to help around the house. Lets view some pictures of him in action.




Helping Mummy Pack..

Picking flowers for prayer..



Lifting boxes

Err.. not sure what he is doing here


Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Remembering my dad...

 10th of January, its my late dad's birthday, cant believe he is no longer around, Its only been a few months since he past away. i really miss him. Found some pics of  him while clearing up.

Proud daddy, Wedding Day

Even though he is no longer with us, memories of him is very present in me. I was thinking back how different things would have been with him present in my life.A god fearing, humble, soft spoken man of few words to strangers yet with a wicked sense of humour towards us. A successful businessman with only primary education, he was a self made man. He earned everything the hard way. He would have willingly taken a huge share of responsibility in helping me move. He would have taken good care of my little Kelisa (My Car). I wouldn't have to worry much bout leaving my mum alone here. He would have ironed out all the minor issues for me. I wont have to run about doing everything now by myself.




He was more than a dad to me, my partner in crime, always on my side, the little outings we took together ditching my mum. Our Sunday morning breakfast trips, my personal chauffeur when i was a whale expecting Jithoo.
 It was our time. My big dogs loved him, always visiting them with treats.
He was so happy when i found Ram. He totally approved, warmed up to him, welcomed him to our family.
Ram once said he was always just a phone call away. He was so helpful, always present in my life.


I am so glad Jithoo got to see his grandpa, he probably wont remember, but i have precious pictures of them together which i will show him when he is bigger. Dad called him Agoo.. as it was Jithoo's first word. Now Jithoo fondly remembers him as Agoo tata ( Grandpa)


He was always very supportive, i don't know how to explain, but am going to try. Its like leaning against an invisible wall, that was how i felt whenever i faced him with problems or cross roads in my life
This was taken 2 weeks before he past away.











I cant stop my tears while writing this, I hope he is in a good place. Its hard to find someone like him nowadays. Kind, polite, street smart, well dressed and a gentleman.. I miss my Dad!......... In memory of the man i look up to the most Mr. Bala.





Sunday, 8 January 2012

Man's Best Friend

Puppies
My first blog of the year. Have been so busy preparing and packing, finally found some time.  My dogs (  2 male adult rotts) have been acting up a bit. They have started to misbehave and bully each other.maybe they can sense that some things are about to change. Ram has always been the one to walk and play with them, I cant walk them as they tend to walk me :) each of them weigh about 40kgs.

I've always had dogs thorough out my childhood and now Tommy and Rambo after marriage. Ram and I had our love for dogs as a common topic during our arranged  meetings ( yes! ours was an arranged/proposal marriage with a modern twist. More on that next time ) I think he said yes cause i wasn't afraid of this monsters when i met them.



Flying Dogs


 Our boys have been a big part of our lives, They were my friends and company when i was alone and pregnant at home. I remember throwing up so badly and my dear Rambo will come lay his big head on my shoulder and rub against me. It was comforting. Tommy will place his head on my big tummy and listen to Jithoo's heart beats. Rambo will do his morning dance for me before he gets his snack. Times when they always stand before me when a stranger approaches my gate. AaaH! they do silly things that make you laugh. Tommy will take your slippers and wait, as you approach him, he runs. Rambo always tricks his brother and sneaks to the back for extra snacks.


Rambo







Tommy

They are so different yet so alike, trying to out do each other and still working together. I  have learnt a lot from them. They are a large breed notorious for their temperamental nature yet all i've learnt and received from them is love and loyalty
 



 They have quieten down considerably for the past 2 years. They are big boys now. How time flies. I wish we could take them with us, but its simply not possible to have 2 large dogs in a small apartment. Jithoo will them. I will miss them..Ram will miss them and i know they will too.






Friday, 23 December 2011

Lasting friendships...

All of us have that special friend or bestie's as some calls them. Friends are like boosters in life, they pick you up when you're done, protect you,take sides with you even when you're unreasonable.They are there to share secrets, thoughts and opinions that you can't reveal to everyone. I am guilty of drifting away from many of my friends, schoolmates, college mates, and colleagues.My life changed many times over the years and have managed to always keep my friendship with my school mate Nirmala.

 Despite attending different colleges,work force and marriage.some how or rather I'm always drawn back to her,we seldom have time for each other now,with our demanding schedules and all.being a mom is tough, it's harder on her to be a working mom.

Our kids








 
I had some time and invited her over on Christmas day. It felt good catching up with her life and mine. The kids had lots of fun. It makes me smile to see them build friendship. We played with the kids had a simple lunch prepared by me, and finally sat down to chat once the kiddo's were put down for their afternoon naps..
We were just getting started...
I had baked a red velvet cake for the occasion, threw our diets out and took generous helpings of the cake with tea. Pure bliss..
 



I will miss her a lot when I'm away but :

Monday, 19 December 2011

Wedding Fatigue

 This year as been a little hectic for us, as we were constantly travelling to attend weddings ( Ram's cousins ).
My MIL has 13 siblings all in all. and each of them have 2-3 kids in average. 5 of  Ram's cousins got married this year and to end it, my cousin got married in KL ( Kuala Lumpur) about 350 kilometres away from where we live last weekend.
 The last road trip for the year i hope ( fingers crossed). As most parents will know its not easy handling a wriggly toddler in a car for 4 hours. Jithoo has done some extensive travelling for his age, more than what i had done at that age anyway. He is a pretty good kid in planes and cars as long as you keep him occupied.
doesn't get cranky and stuff.
 One trick i learnt that works and can keep him occupied for at least a good 45 mins is stickers. I got a free sticker book from my paediatrician after his 18 month vaccination, didn't think it will hold his attention long,
Oh Boy was i wrong... An hours flight from JB to Penang was a breeze with him sitting in one place and sticking his stickers onto his sticker book.


With my cousins in KL

We seldom take pictures together as either one of us have to be watching our boy, but this turned out so well
had to make it my DP picture on my facebook page.

The Bride and Groom 



My mum joined us for this drive up to KL and she was quite impressed i must say with my boy.. ( he can be quite the charmer) It was a fun time for us as i had a good time with my aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews. Ram had his usual midnight session with his guy friends ( Keeps him from boredom\complains)

Ram is flying to Macau end of the month for a short orientation, will be gone for 4/5 days. we will miss him but i know this is for our future... sob sob

Jithoo at JB Senai airport

In the plane (dont have a better pic ) 

Bevy of Beauties in Saree's 

Us in Penang for Ram's cousin wedding 

One of Jithoo's fav cousin 
Till next time ...

Friday, 16 December 2011

The Beginning....

Hello my dear readers. the time as finally come.. Ram has got the news of his new employment. We will be moving to Macau!. He will be leaving somewhere mid Jan while i tie up loose ends and leave in March.This is a first for all of us as a family. Ram has been travelling in and out of Singapore for work everyday for the past 10 years. This is a welcomed change for him....lets see what little macau holds for us.. taking each day as it comes.


I'll be using this space to chronicle the everyday events of my lil boy  Jitendra @Jithoo  and to write about my experiences as his mother and parenting in general. Being an avid baker i will probably share some recipes and baking tips too ;)
As we will be moving in 3 months i guess i will write more about that too..

This is us all smiles.. with our 1 day old Jithoo..



Customary studio pic before shaving his head.. an Indian tradition


My little chipmunk after having shaved his head at a buddhist monastery in Chiang Mai.
We opt to have a his head shaved here instead of having an elaborate ceremony back home
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What a cutie pie...all round round.. lol


Bunny ears!!

Managed to sneak in some shopping too..


Cant get enough of this boy.. just too many nice pics..



More to come folks...