Sunday, July 13, 2008

Abu Dhabi.

Today is my 4th day in Abu Dhabi. I still haven't sorted out how I feel abut this whole experience. At times, I feel quite exhilarated and excited with our new prospect but at other times, I start thinking if this is all a big mistake.
Abu Dhabi is a beautiful, breath taking city. But it is also a daunting city. Not because it is unsafe, but because everything is so picture perfect, prim and proper and so orderly. Quite the contrast to what this helter skelter mom is used too. I'm just terrified I can't cope.
The highlight here seems to be the shopping and dining out. As i'm not much of a shopper (especially now that I'm all preggy) I'm not enjoying it as much. The people here also appears unfriendly, maybe due to the various races and culture stuck here in this foreign land, everyone seems to keep to themselves and mind their own business.
Being with the kids without help this past few days has made me realized how I've been neglecting my children during my studying period. In this new environment, Sarah seems to be out of control and most of the time obnoxious and rude. I don't know if she has always been this way or its just that this new surrounding makes her appear so. I have observed during my countless trips to the mall so far, all the children are very, unbelievably well behaved. They could actually sit still (literally sit still and stare at their surrounding) while their parents chat away with friends during meals. Screaming children seem totally unheard off and when my children act up, the people here turn and stare which really gets on my nerves and is quite embarassing.
I don't know if its just my parenting skill (or lack of it) or the children here are just developing abnormally. 4 days here and various trips to the mall and with the exception of my own children, not a single screaming child in sight. Kinda me at least.
On the other side, being with the kids without any help gives me the opportunity to 'reprogram' my kids. I have complete control over my children andI can reprimand my children for their bad behavior without worrying that the maid and grandparents will pacify them and just make them regress back to their previous bad behavior. I am worried though that when I go back home that all my hard work here will just be forgotten and the children will lapse back to their previous behavior.
Which brings me to another important issue. Although I'm adamant about giving birth at home, I don't know whether I should go back or stay on till my impending birth. I don't like to leave dearest hubby here all by himself as there is no one to take care of him and as beautiful as Abu Dhabi can be, its not home so it can still get pretty lonely here. I've got 2 weeks to continue to contemplate and ponder. I do miss home but my future is here. Sigh.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Hello Again..Mr. Stork...


Yup, I'm having a baby...again. I must admit that I am feeling quite excited...but am seriously not looking forward to the weight gain. Yeah, I know...sounds selfish righ right? I busted my ass off to lose the darn weight only to gain it all back like what...3 month after reaching my ideal weight? LOL. Life can be funny like that...

So witht the arrival of the new baby, I've decide to stay behind and let dear hubby go off first. I'll visit him every month though (not because I want to but because of necessity...need to get my residence visa stamped to be eligible for medical benefit :P) It'll be my first time though, travelling on a relatively long flight with just the kids. Oh oh...I've got chills just thinking about it :P

The family and I just got back from Phuket...but will write about that next time when I don't feel all pukey and dizzy like I do now. So till to go catch up on the zzzzz...oops and its only noon heheheh :P

Friday, March 21, 2008

The Resurrection of My Blog

Can't beleive I've jilted my blog for over a year. Well, what can I say...I've been very, very preoccupied. So much has happened to me ever since (well, it should otherwise it would mean I truly live a boring, unworthwhile life! LOL)

I have a maid now. Didn't have much of a choice since I went back to school I truly needed the extra hand to look after the kids. I guess I've been really lucky because my maid is marvelous. She's okay when it comes to housework but she's superb with the kids. She loves them very much and I can see that the children loves her back. She can't cook very well though (almost to the point of unedible hehe) but that's okay because hubby prefers that I do all the cooking. However, its great to have a kitchen assistance who can chop, blend, deep fry and clean the kitchen after my task is done. That's the part I hated the most about cooking...the preparation and the cleaning up I have a superb helper to take over that part and I happily let her do so. Hehehe.

My previous post I had mentioned about my determination to lose weight. I'm quite happy that now, 2 years after the birth of my boy Mika, I've lost a total of 26kg. That's slightly less than the weight of my 5 year old girl AND my 2 year old boy combined. LOL. Quite an achievement in my books. I manage to lose 6 kg during the first few month after the birth, another 10kg during my 'Confession' phase and a further 10kg when I joined the gym. I owe it all to my hot young 23 year old trainer at Fitness First who relentlessly tortured me throughout my 30 sessions with him. Thanks Cash *wink*. I hated you but I'm truly grateful :D. Luckily he's quite the eye candy otherwise I'd put him right up my sworn enemy list. :P

I'm almost done with my studies, thank goodness. I'm about ready to give up but I'm glad that I persevered. My last examination paper will be in June and I can't wait to get over and done with it. Yahoo. Then it's off to start a new life.

Yup. I'm starting a new life. Hubby got the job and we'll be relocating to Abu Dhabi. Hubby's leaving in May though and the family will be joining him probably in July. I'd love to join him immediately but consdiering that lil sister's wedding is in May and my exams doesn't finish till end of June, there is just no way I can accompany him earlier. Poor hubby. Well, he should enjoy the freedom before this whip and cuff wife arrives. LOL.

It's late night and I wish I could carry on but I guess for the time being...too be continued. :P Gotta wake up early for class tomorrow. sigh...