Rolled up my sleeves today

I have actually signed up for vaccine since it was launched on MySejahtera. Then came the option for AZ vaccine two months back.

Honestly, I was hesitant to sign up for AZ – not because I was picky of the choice of vaccine; but doing so, it might mean ‘cutting’ the queue to those who really needs to get vaccinated (given that most of the times we are just staying at home), and if I was selected for the AZ, I need to travel ‘extra miles’ from home (compared to the centres nearer to home because being away from home for a longer time is a ‘big’ thing for me). I was also thinking if following the MySejahtera queue will get me vaccinated faster than the opt-in programme. 🙄😂

When in doubt….talk to a friend 🤣
So, I voiced my concerns to KNS. And she got ‘mad’ at me – and touched my ‘weakness point’ – ‘protect your kids!’ (I don’t go to work but I am the frontliner of the family somehow as I solely go out to get groceries if required most of the time. Though being vaccinated does not mean not carrying the virus back, being vaccinated will reduce the severity of its effect if it happens.) Plus, she reminded me that our government is so messy at this point – who knows in the near future, they just run out of money and no longer can give us vaccine before it actually reaches ‘my turn on MySejahtera’.

Next, discussed with hubby and we collectively agreed to ‘try luck’. The day of signing up was ‘entertaining’. Initially, we were picky on the dates – given that we need to take turn to look after the kids. My hubby even looked at his work calendar 🙄and see if he can take off 😒; while I busy looking at Noelle’s school timetable🤭🤣. But later on we gave up on looking at the calendar altogether😂 – we just try clicking any dates available. Amidst all the struggles to sign up, we failed miserably – though we did manage to get into the calendar (just not clickable or clickable but ‘full’). Despite the failure, we were ‘entertained’ for one-and-half hours. 🤣 I actually felt relief initially after the process is over though we never got it. 🤭🙄

One of the lucky ones
So, the next day, we checked our MySejahtera and I found out that I got a ‘date’, and it is today (30.06.2021)! That was a slightly more than a month wait. (Hubby only got his confirmed date a day later🤣.)

A week before vaccine
I can tell you I am nervous; not because I am afraid of injections (injection is nothing ok? I went under the knife three times already🙄🙄🤣🤣) but ‘venturing out’ alone after a long while at home🤭🤣. I think I had pre-vaccine syndrome🙄🙄, I was slightly unwell the week before. Hubby also prohibited me from going out for grocery shopping a week plus (10 days exactly) from the vaccine date, to make sure MySejahtera stays clear. I told the kids that I will be going out for a vaccine. They are pretty curious on what’s going on. So, they re-watched Dr Binocs Show about covid19 vaccination. I brief them on how long I will be away and told them to carry on, like usual days.

This morning
Thankfully, Noelle only has one virtual class on Wednesday and the subject is English which she can handle by herself without much difficulty (plus the teacher is pretty strict🤣). I was pretty gan cheong – and lucky to have an early morning slot; so I can settle as soon as possible. Everything went on smoothly and I got my first dose in less than an hour upon arrival. I was required to stay 30 minutes for observation instead of 15 minutes because I am allergic to one medicine. It has been a long time since I drove myself to KL. I didn’t miss any turnings on the way there but miss few turnings 🤭 while coming home – so took a longer route back 🤣.

As of now, I do feel metal taste 👅 (I got the effect almost after I left the vaccine centre)- something like morning sickness. 🙄🙄

There are risks in both choices on whether to take or not take the vaccine. I have made my choice.

“The risks are far greater to you of not getting not immunised than any kind of speculative potential relationship between the vaccine and its side effects.”

The vaccines we are having now is from 1st generation. Vaccine will lessen the effects of covid19 on our organs but all depends how your body can cope. With the current strain, the current vaccines are not able to stop us from. So we still need to follow strict SOP. It is not a passport for us to do gathering, parties or travel. As mentioned, being vaccinated does not mean not carrying the virus back, but it will reduce the severity of its effect if it happens.

Every little success is progress

The best part of ‘homeschooling’ is that it allows me to teach to my daughters about strengths, and NOT their weaknesses.

And many folks out still do not think so. They tend to push children to work harder in the subjects where the children are weak. While they don’t expect adults to be equally good at everything, they do expect that of children.

Instead we should help them excel in their strongest subjects/interests, and just get them passable in the rest. THAT has become my guiding principle.

a little story of how a person become judgmental over my kid’s weaknesses to strength <<

I shared a video (here: about my eldest performing her self-recorded Mandarin assignment on my personal FB account. I am very proud with her self-confidence and independence for doing so without my help. I took that as pride but a person started to bombard my less-than-9-years-old about the proficiency in Mandarin. 🙄🙄 (we don’t speak Mandarin at home).

While the person has every right to put her comment, it really tells where some people are headed to in helping kids progress. She pinpointed how the ‘teacher’ should have guided the kid BUT she didn’t realize that it was an assignment that my kid needs to hand in (before she could be corrected). How do kids improve without making mistakes? Why did she chose to look at weaknesses over progress? Did the person expect my kid to be perfect in everything? I didn’t pour all these onto her ‘face’ because I prefer saving my energy on other good vibes. But it is a perfect reminder on how the society is shaped to believe that children ‘should be’ educated in only one way.

Mud crab meal

Not being able to travel or even get out of the home, we ‘travel’ (aka indulge) through food! 🤣 Our first time really eating mud crab 🦀 as a family. The kids very first time – they only ate flower crab before and of course, imitation crab.

Thanks to the recommendation by the Queen of Crab 🤣 (please self-identify ya), we managed to order from a PLC restaurant – peng, leng, ceng (cheap, nice, yummy 🤤). She also recommended the best flavour for kids! 🤣

At the end, we ordered creamy butter flavour and chilli flavour. Both weren’t spicy (hubby requested them to exclude chilli padi).

Initially, I thought the kids won’t be interested but both Noelle and Nikki enjoyed it so much. Norrah won’t try and only ate fried rice 🙄 (very hard to lure her to food. I even tried giving her Ribena pastilles to her – which she didn’t want to try. 🙄🤣 I think she only can be lured through ice-cream).

Raised in Klang, besides BKT, I used to eat crab quite often. It brought back memories especially with the chilli crab. But at the end, I still prefer the creamy butter crab! 🤣 I haven’t really eaten crab with hubby until today and I noticed he is so slow in digging the flesh out while he calls me an ‘expert’ in doing so! 🙄🤣 (maybe because he is kinda OCD🤭 or gentle with the crab 🤣)

There’s no special occasion for this dining! 🤣🤣 We even tried figuring out an occasion and then we noticed that today is Dumpling Festival. So, we were celebrating Dumpling Festival with crab instead of dumpling. 🤣


Diary in the making

Yesterday evening I gave Noelle a new notebook and she decided to turn it into a diary just like Dork Diaries. She says she is writing about her life 🙄🤣. So today she has been spending her free time writing in it. While she told Nikki that it is secret, when I asked if I could read it – she permits me. 😂

It is indeed her daily life with her sisters/family. I am happy that she is trying to write and improve herself. And she follows Dork Diaries’ style with pictures drawn in between and the way the author signs in/off. I hope this is not a ‘3 minute body heat’ activity. 😂

Sharing the preview here 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 it is exactly what they did yesterday. <;

For the exact preview:

Anyone willing to pay to read her ‘book’?

😝🤣 just kidding……her loyal fans are of course hubby and I! 🥰🥰🥰 (plus her sister Nikki who asked me to read out loud for her) I am also loving the way she expresses herself!