Active Toddler

My daughter is a very active toddler. When my parent come to visit me, they were amazed to see the different between me when I was a toddler and her. According to my mother in law, my husband also a very good toddler last time. So, why my daughter is totally different from us?

I always thought that children nowadays very active compares with the children in my generation (possibly because the milk, food and the environment), until my daughter went to pre-kindergarden. I can see that not all children very naughty like my daughter. Most of them is very good. She is among the hyper-active one. The one that can not sit still and always like to run around. In the class, she also can not pay attention very long. Her mind is always wandering somewhere after sometimes, or she play with something.

Then what makes her so active? Somebody please tell me. Is it because both me and my husband very good, now our daughter become hyper-active just to balance it? Hahahahaha!


Can a family with income RM3,000 survive in Malaysia????

I got this email from my husband. It's quite funny and yet very true.

Let's do some simple calculations here.
In Malaysia, the average family income is RM3,000 /month (where father works, mother doesn't). I understand there are many families whose monthly income does not reach RM3,000, but, to make things simple, let's take RM3,000 as the figure. Ok lah, right? Okay, let's start rolling with a family which has Papa, Mama, 1 daughter and 1 son. Ngam-ngam .... Calculation starts.
Electricity and water bill: RM100 (No air-con, No home theatre, No water heater ... ok?)
Phone bill ( Telekom): RM100
Meals for a happy family: RM775 (3 meals on RM25/day, RM25 for 4 persons...?)
Papa makan / teh-tarik during working hrs: RM155 (RM5/day, RM5 ... can eat what?)
Car repayment: RM400 (A proton saga aeroback, 7 yrs repayment)
Petrol (living in city, traffic-jam): RM300 (go to work, bring son to school, only can afford one car running)
Insurance: RM650 (kids, wife and myself)
House repayment: RM750 (low cost housing repayment for 30 yrs, retired still have to work to pay!)
Tuition: RM80 (got that cheap meh? i don't think so)
Older children pocket money @ school: RM20 (RM1/day, eat bread?)
School fees: RM30 (enough ah?)
School books and etc: RM100 (always got extra to pay in school)
Younger children milk powder: RM50 (cannot have the DHA, BHA, PHA one, expensive)
Miscellaneous: RM100 (shampoo, rice, sauce, toilet paper)

Oh wait!!! I have to stop here, so... No Astro, no movie @ cinema, no DVD, no CD, no online, cannot KFC, cannot McDonald, cannot go Park walk during weekend (petrol expensive), no chit chat on phone with grandparents, and etc... Let's use a calculator to total up... WALAO EH! Shit! RM3,610 already... EPF belum potong, income tax lagi........oledi RM3,610 ... How to survive!!


Get Your Priority Straight

The other day I watch Oprah show. It’s about couples that have a lot of debt. Their spending is more than their income. Most of the time they paid using credit card, but by the time the due date to pay, they can not afford to pay. The balance keep increasing so does the interests.

I think that is the disadvantage of using credit card. Sure you don’t have to pay right away when you go shopping, that is why you don’t feel that you spend your money. However, in the end of the month you still have to pay, and that is when you can feel it.

When you don’t use credit card, and only bring cash, you can reduce the impulse buying. You will think for a moment, whether your cash is enough or not. If your cash is not enough, then you won’t buy it and probably think to get it the next day. However, the next day, it’s another different story, and in the end you ended up not buying it.



I am trying to calculate the expenses of my daughter every months:
Milk, she drinks Enfagrow milk. She can finish 1 can (1.8 kg) in 10 days. Thus in a month I have to spend about RM 70 x 3 can = RM 210,-
Diaper. Yup, she still wear diaper at night. I use Mami Poko, which is about RM 1/diaper. Thus in 30 days costs me RM 30,-
Her pre-kindy costs me RM 175/month.
Thus total is about RM 415,-


Pneumococcal Vaccine

This is new vaccine that recently being introduced in here. My daughter had already vaccinated by this. It’s very expensive. I guessed because it’s new.

What is Pneumococcal Vaccine?
The pneumococcal vaccine (or pneumo vaccine for short) protects against pneumococcal infection.
This infection can cause diseases such as pneumonia,septicaemia and meningitis.
Children are offered pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) at two, four and 13 months, with people who are 65 and over being routinely offered pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV) to protect against pneumococcal disease.

However, the other day, my friend, who is a Doctor just told me that there is a speculation that this vaccine can caused Autism. Not sure whether that is true or not.



My Internet connection not very good today, in fact, yesterday also not very good. I am not sure that I can post this. Cross my finger.

Nowadays, people (read: me) depend on the internet too much. If one day without internet, I will feel restless. I need to check my email. I need to blog. I need to surf the internet. It's an addiction I tell you. It's like a fish need water.

I am also thinking to do business online. I must survey the market first whether there is a demand. I will talk about that in detail later.


Baby Name

My due date is on 26 May, but until now I still haven't a clue what I should name my baby. I want a name that is not too common or too plain. However, also not too difficult to pronaunce. Must start with alphabet that is somewhere in the middle, so next time when she is in the list, she won't be called the first or the last. At first I want it started with J (my husband initial), but I can't find interesting name started with J.

My first baby, since my name start with L, I also want her name to start with L, then I look up in dictionary and find one that interest me, so I used it. But, now, I can't find one started with J that interest me. I guess I have to start with different alphabet.


QSTR Home Based Business System

One of my friends asking me about QSTR Home Based Business System.
She asked me whether I have heard it before and whether it is real or scam. Since I never heard it before, so I googled it. I wanted to know what other people experience with them.

Then I found this blog. He wrote about his experiences.

Probably it works on some people, but I don’t like this kind of system. Not for me.


Uphamol vs Panadol Suspension for Children

I always give DD Uphamol 250 everytime she got fever. However yesterday I run out of it although normally I keep stock at least 1 bottle. It seems I used all of it already. Somehow the pharmacy where I use to buy medicine didn’t carry that medicine anymore. They offers the substitute Panadol suspension. Since DD is only 3 years old, I choose the one that for 1 to 6 years.

However, at home, when I read the instruction, I just realized that I need to give more than I used to give if I use Uphamol.

You see, normally I gives DD 5 ml (her pediatrician prescribes this), but when I read the instruction in Panadol for 1 – 6 years, I need to give 6 ml to 10 ml.
It’s very difficult to give 5 ml to DD somemore now I have to give more?
Furthermore the opening of the bottle is so small that I can’t insert my syringe in (I use syringe to feed the medicine to DD).

I asked my DH to look for Uphamol in another pharmacy, but he also could not find it. This time he bought Panadol for 6 years and above. This time, I can give the same amount (5 ml), but the solution is so thick that I can’t pour it out.

I think I have to really hunt for Uphamol 250. Panadol is not my type.