Big sister’s quarantine journey

In an unfortunate event, the C+ is back. This time on Noelle. 😢😢😢

This is not unexpected as in this week itself, three classmates were confirmed positive; and they were the girls that she hang out with during recess, co-curriculum’s lunch’s and waiting time. So, Noelle’s the fourth student in her class this week.

Actually we suspected something amidst last night when she was lethargic and unlike her usual self. She slept at the isolation room, which she already planned to this long weekend (luckily). I kept checking on her before bed (she was already asleep). I felt her body warmish, but I didn’t bother to wake her up. I just let her sleep. At around 4am, she came to our room and told me that she couldn’t sleep. That was the time I told her to take the Covid19 test. The dreaded line almost immediately appeared once she put the droplets of saliva on the test kit. I quickly woke hubby up, we sanitise most touch points and get Noelle’s things ready. Etc…

When Nikki and Norrah woke, we tested on them. So far, it is negative and we really hope it will stay as it is. 🙏🏻

As of now, Noelle is her usual self. And being ‘Noelle’, she is usually active when she is supposed to sleep. She’s probably having an enjoyable time in the isolation room now as we supplied her with anything she needed and we allowed her to chat with her friends plus watch YouTube. One thing good is that she is pretty independent. She is still in positive spirit (which is vital now). Both sisters played clay art virtually with her just now. And I told her I will give her online tuition in the next few days. 😂

I just hope that it doesn’t spread across the household, especially to Norrah. 😞😞😞

Day 1 of quarantine

As of now, the ‘statistics’ for Noelle’s class stands at 6 positive cases in this week. 😓😓😓 (Noelle’s number 4)

If you think you won’t get Covid again after getting it, it proves wrong – as the case number 5 had her first Covid in Feb.

Despite we felt Noelle being warmish, the whole day she has been taking her own temperature – it has not reach 37.4. So, there’s no fever. She is almost asymptomatic for now (and we hope it will remain as it is). Besides nourishing her with home cooked and boiled drinks, we gave her vitamin C, probiotics and a lot of ‘love’. I even gave her Mimi snack and toblerone. 🙄🙄🤣🤣

Noelle has been very independent, non-fussy, non cranky and seems to enjoy her first day of quarantine. Her bff has been chatting/Google meet with her occasionally (really thankful to the bff’s mum for allowing this – she was also the one I broke the news to first, as Noelle eats with her bff and they get quite close). We are constantly on chat via Google chat (I installed on my phone so that she can contact me immediately if anything). Also, to call me, she just needs to click on her papa’s fb messenger to connect to mine.

I think only Nikki is feeling down that she can’t get near to jeh jeh. She actually wanted to help us bring food to Noelle, which we prohibited her and she cried. 😓 But, we let her prepare jeh jeh’s pyjamas.

We are also constantly monitoring both the younger ones and fed them the same goodies (except the junk food😛)

Thankfully it is the weekend, and a longer one. Hubby has been helping around.

get well soon my dear girl <<

Day 2 of Noelle’s quarantine

Still double line. Ok, as expected – don’t expect miracle to happen here. But thankfully, Noelle didn’t ‘suffer’ much but just slight flu. Her nose just ‘runs’ occasionally (seldom hear her sneeze); can see her wiping her nose very often. So, I made her her comfort drink – onion juice.

She woke up at about 5am, eagerly waiting for Nikki and Norrah to play air dry clay, which they did before hubby brought the two out to buy some stuff (detergent and vitamins). Also, with them two out, I forced Noelle to nap – which she eventually managed to nap for an hour plus.

After returning home and had lunch, they did art and craft virtually – hubby and the two just got the materials (design a bag) today. By then, hubby and I can’t wait to nap – so we push them to complete fast, told Nikki and Norrah to nap while we left Noelle alone to do her stuff (which I think she watched movie from laptop).

Hubby actually got her tealive and she ate fried rice for lunch. I thought she won’t ask for teatime, but she still did! 😅 After teatime, she did her tuition homework. She started writing her Covid diary, which I will read later. 🤣

Dinner as usual and she still take her usual fruits as night snack. 🤣 Good to see her continuing to eat like usual.

She didn’t really chat so much with her friends today as one (the one who also got Covid) went MIA and her bff was on her way to Desaru.

Hope she can sleep better tonight. Yesterday night, she said one of the neighbours was switching on the radio so loud that it affected her sleep.

Day 3 of Noelle’s quarantine

Boredom starts to creep in…🙄🙄🙄

Fortunately Noelle finally managed to sleep better, waking up at her usual 7 something (instead of 4-5am). But then, she can’t nap in the afternoon- lack of physical activity and hence she is full of energy. While she annoys me with some of her repeated messages/emoticons 😒🙄, I am also afraid of her mental health for these few days (after she stopped messaging me, I felt bad😣😔).

The girls started the day by playing playdoh, which took an hour or more. She had late morning snack but still able to take lunch before 1pm. (She is really making use of this ‘room service’, messaging me ‘hungryyyyy’ whenever she is hungry. 🙄🤣) After lunch, she was left alone to watch movie while the two other sisters played in the room themselves. Noelle managed to chat with her friends but short moments only.

I insisted her to shut the laptop at naptime – to rest her mind and eyes. Both Noelle and Nikki didn’t nap so we asked if they wanted to chat with one another; and so they did. Later on, she reminded me that I supposed to do virtual tuition with her. 🙄I was lazy but she kept bugging; so at the end, we did. We did maths today.

She still has slight runny nose and occasional cough. I continued giving her steamed onion juice, vitamin c, probiotics and fruits. She gets to enjoy some junk food (which she doesn’t get to eat/drink during healthy days😝). She never complain about the food I gave her; in fact she complimented tonight’s dinner. 😍🥰😘

I think she has been good in taking care of herself at age below 10 years old! Today I really felt like hugging and kissing her! 😔😔😔

I have to say that I needed more help in handling the virtual class than her. 🥲🥲

Day 4 of Noelle’s quarantine

Getting used to it…

Today I felt that Noelle is getting used to being quarantine. 🤣🤣 But she did tell me she misses seeing the sun and outdoor. She looks better too – lesser flu and cough (I feel)

Since hubby is working today (work from home because he can’t go office when someone is positive Covid19 at home), I am the CEO – chief ENTERTAINMENT officer. 🙄🙄🤣🤣 Luckily I managed to ‘korek’ a wau painting which I bought last year and they didn’t want to do that time. They enjoyed doing it today, which took them more than an hour and occupied them in the morning. 😊😅 After that, I taught Noelle how to play minesweeper. Before and after lunch, the two sisters played themselves while Noelle enjoyed her ‘me time’ with games and watching videos.

I put the two sisters to nap at 2pm and told Noelle to rest too. As expected, by 2.45pm when I peep on her, she wasn’t napping. So I told her to do her stuff and I gave her teatime. At around 430pm, we did tuition, which occupied us until dinner time. The same routine again – shower, clean up, night snack and virtual play/chat with her sisters.

And that’s our day!

it is the fifth day since Nikki’s last contact with Noelle. And we tested her – thankfully it is NEGATIVE. Tomorrow, Nikki will be able to go to school! So tomorrow, I will add my duty as a chauffeur.

Day 5 of Noelle’s quarantine

Slightly emo 😞

Noelle woke up later than usual. I was told because of the loud music and people talking loudly at wee hours that disturbed her sleep. I told her that if it has happened again, just scream ‘QUIET’ at the window. As a result of lack of sleep, I think she became slightly emo especially since Nikki went school, she thought of her friends and also she missing co-curriculum activities this afternoon. I then promised her to play badminton this weekend.

She has been ‘strong’ emotionally in the past few days. So, I really hope she can get through these two more days. And I know SHE CAN! Noelle, you can do it! 😘😘😘

She is better after her afternoon nap. Yes, she finally napped a longer one, more than an hour, I think.

I did revision with her in the morning, gave her some work that we then discussed in the evening. Her papa downloaded some games that interest them (but not get them addicted – my criteria set). 🤣

I would go tuition with Nikki soon. So, the night entertainment will be left to the papa! 😝😝

Day 6 of Noelle’s quarantine

Light in the tunnel

This morning she took the test and told us she was confused of the result. So, we told her to put on the stool and we will go closer to look. Gratefully, it was a negative. That gave her good spirit today and determined to complete her 7 days quarantine. 😊

And today she was pretty busy. One of her friends’ mum shared some homework and so she did them. She also did her artwork. She also had her usual virtual mandarin tuition this afternoon. I allowed her to come out of the isolation room to the laundry area to do the art. I also allowed her to skip nap today (so that she can sleep better at night; this morning she woke at 830am). Because of her work, I was also pretty busy – helped her get the art stuff (but she cleaned up herself) and she needed some help with her homework (besides all the daily chores, cooking and chauffeuring Nikki). I also took the opportunity to ask her give me her ‘contaminated’ Amber to wash, changed the bedsheet and washed everything else she used in the past few days.

I am thankful that this is coming to an end. Next, we will need to bring her to a doctor for a check up.

Day 7 of Noelle’s quarantine

The end of quarantine!

Today hubby went to office and hence, for the first time, Noelle was home alone when Norrah and I went to pick Nikki from school. Hubby kept her in chat when I drove to school, while Nikki video-called Noelle when I drove home. So, she wasn’t entirely ‘alone’. I also told her to take her first stepping out of her isolation room and laundry area. She did as told and she told me ‘it was AWESOME!’ 🤣🤣

While driving home, Nikki was ‘complaining’ that jeh jeh was going crazy during the video call. Then I told her – ‘jeh jeh has been stuck in a room with four walls and only allowed to go to toilet for the past 7 days’, and asked Nikki – ‘will you go crazy if you were the same?’ 🙄🤣 She immediately nodded but added ‘but I don’t see papa went crazy during quarantine!🙄🙄’ 😓😓

All three of them took a very long nap today (I didn’t bother to wake them up). They slept till 530pm. Noelle took the Covid test again to reconfirm the negative. And the first thing she wanted to do was swim. So, we went for a late swim! 🤣 The sisters also missed her a lot. They enjoyed so much today. Even Norrah who wanted to cry (because when she is last, she will cry) didn’t cry. 😅

We told her to eat dinner with us but she wanted to eat in the isolation room. 🙄🙄 I told her that would be the last meal served there. 🤣🤣 And tonight, she comes out to play with her sisters. But she will still sleep in the isolation room.

And this ends my Noelle’s quarantine journal. We can’t avoid the virus entirely; but we have successfully stopped it from transmitting to the household. I mark that as our success story.


I survived the 7 days

I survived the 7 days….as the sole caretaker for three kids AND a Covid19 patient! 🙄🥲🤣

On Friday evening, hubby came back from home having chill and headache (the first symptom was exactly same as his first dose vaccine). He immediately stayed apart and took the Covid19 test. He was tested positive with faint second lines (he didn’t believe his eyes, tested twice). He immediately quarantined himself from everyone at home in our dedicated isolated room. On the next day, it was a clear double line. The rest is history…

> Keeping everyone safe. Though some said that getting Covid19 can boost later immunity (and don’t have to be worried about getting infected later on), sorry…I am not ready for myself and my kids to get it (intentionally). I am really fearful for Norrah as she isn’t vaccinated yet. In the week, I feel ‘staying at home’ wasn’t any safer anymore. 🤣 Luckily….hubby was away the past few days/nights before he was tested positive. He likely got it either from workplace, dining place with colleagues or the hospital which he was frequenting for physiotherapy. Or, he went somewhere without telling me?? 😒🙄(It is most likely the hospital because none of his colleagues got it.) He has hand eczema and never uses hand sanitizer (and sometimes don’t bother wiping or washing hands properly). I couldn’t pinpoint/blame this but it served as a reminder to the kids. 😛

We have minimal exposure to him during the week (except he kissed me 😒😒and luckily Norrah pushed him away whenever he wants to kiss her). We have earlier prepared the isolated room. So he quarantined immediately. We designated the outside toilet for his personal use. We put a barricade over the area. Hubby only came out to take his meals/ water/ his clothes/test kits which were placed on a stool. Everyone wears a mask in the living hall despite hubby’s in the isolated room. I kept the whole unit ventilated – keeping the wooden open at all times. Even when we slept, I kept a window (beside me) opened. Our greatest fear was passing the virus in the household. Fortunately, we PASSED!

> Keeping positive….hubby already tested positive; and we have to remain positive. We have to put up a positive front for the kids. I remained calm emotionally (almost emotionless🙄🙄) and I think hubby put up a brave front despite suffering from headache and sore throat. I told the kids that when someone falls sick, they would be particularly ‘down’. So, they have been diligently putting notes on his meals. They video called every night (despite just a room). He kept them entertained at night via the calls while I finished up the loads I have in a day. We kept each other hopeful in the week.

> Caring for the patient – hubby is not fussy at all. He eats and drinks whatever I prepared and cooked until he felt so bloated! 🤣I poured boiling water on all his used containers/bottles/utensils before I wash them. I used a separate sponge in hot soapy water. And when it is done washing, I poured hot water over them again. 🤣 His laundry – he placed them into a plastic bag. After two days, he will wash it in the washing machine and hang them himself (since washing machine just next to the isolated room). I just bring his clothes out to dry under the sun. And I tub wash the washing machine with bleach each time after wash. I only entered the toilet he was using to change mop water. He sprayed the toilet with dettol each time after use and I will sanitise each time before I ever use it. We try to avoid talking to each other face to face but via WhatsApp (anyway I got like 15-30 min sit down time every night). I read that the virus cannot last more than 72 hours on surface. So whatever it is now out of the isolated room is considered ‘ok’ as he never stepped out more than the enclosed area. I have ‘sanitised’ most of the touch points.

> Covid19 patient…I know he was feeling ‘guilty’ – kept saying sorry to me. 🙄🙄 I think he might fear I ‘disown’ him if anyone of us get the virus from him. Last year, we did joked that I will send him back to his mummy if he ever gets Covid19. 🫢🤣He was ‘positive’ that he will recover in 4 days but the persistent second line (though faded) kept showing. Then I felt he started to get ‘negative’. He said that staying in four walls can really get crazy. 🙄🙄 Then we joked about how he can now enjoy his phone, games and books without me nagging. He need not iron the clothes and vacuum the floor daily. And Noelle even commented that he was getting room service from me. 🙄🤣 Then I told him next time don’t send me flowers anymore because it seems like a SCAM to do more work. 🙄🤣 (he got positive Covid after sending me flowers in the afternoon 😒)He fear that he might get long Covid19. I told him ‘does worry help?’ 😛 This coming from someone who worries a lot. (If I am sarcastic, I will be ‘if you know today, why last time’ – translated from canto). During office hours, he continued to work, which kept him occupied. At night, he video called the girls. Other time, I am not pretty sure what he did! 🙄🤣 (I wonder if I am in quarantine, what can I do? He says maybe I will draw and paint murals in the isolated room’s wall 😂) He told me to get Lianhua Qingwen for him on Day 1 and I got him many other soothing sweets including Difflam. He had panadols on first few days.

> The kids…I try not to change their routine; just that Norrah has to follow me anywhere including school drop offs. She happily wake up early and prepare; but on the third day of school, I can see her tiredness already. I was so fearful she will fall sick. Nothing else change – we still arrive at school on time despite only having one toilet to use and the consistent morning rains. I woke them up almost the same time. The kids have been obedient and understanding; but they still get scolding from me when I was overwhelmed. 🙄 We were on our evening swimming routine and our homework session. They were always waiting for their evening video calls session with their papa (because they can play games🙄). I put them to bed 15 minutes earlier than usual. Four of us slept flip sides of the bed – head facing feet. No kissy for the week (and we dearly miss that). I continuously asked them to sanitise hand and keep mask on especially in the dining area next to the isolated room.

> Keeping my sanity – I kept myself busy with work so that time can pass fast, which it did. I told no one except KNS because I didn’t want unsolicited advice/help. 🙄🙄 And I know KNS trust that I can do it myself. I don’t want to trouble people too (I do what I can do myself) and I don’t want to be occupied with the phone messages when I was already busy. I wrote things down (THIS) to free up my mind. I cooked things that I want to eat. I kept my vitamin intake ongoing (actually just added soluble vitamin c drink; I don’t take vitamins per say except from natural food). The kids have been tolerant to me – that I told them to give me some time off, and they did.

As of today, Dr Noor Hisham (via MySejahtera) has actually released hubby’s quarantine. But I chose to keep hubby in the isolated room for another day. 🤣🤣 There’s much to do when he comes out tomorrow…..

Hopefully this is the end of the chapter!


Meals plan

Day 1

Breakfast: Kaya toast + guava + honey lemon

Lunch: Fried rice + loh hon guo

Teatime: Apple + soluble vitamin C drink

Dinner: Noodle soup with meatballs and egg +loh hon guo

Supper: Honey lemon + vegetable cracker + rice cracker

Day 2

Breakfast: Char siu pau + dragon fruit + honeydew + honey lemon

Lunch: Basmati rice + chicken soup + blanched broccoli + boiled sugar cane

Teatime: Apple + watermelon + dragon fruit + boiled sugar cane + soluble vitamin C drink

Dinner: Chicken soup noodles + blanched broccoli + tofu + boiled sugar cane

Supper: Honey lemon + Chocolate cream biscuit

Day 3

Breakfast: Ham and egg sandwich + apple + dragon fruit + honey lemon

Lunch: Salmon macaroni + loh hon guo + honey lemon

Teatime: Apple + honeydew + watermelon + loh hon guo + soluble vitamin C drink

Dinner: Basmathi rice + steamed fish with tofu + blanched Yau mak with fish cake and shiitake mushroom + loh hon guo

Extra drink: coconut water + loh hon guo

(No need supper because he was bloated by the drinks I gave him 🤣)

Day 4

Breakfast: Toast with tuna cutlet + banana + honeydew + watermelon + barley lemon

Lunch: Spaghetti with baked beans and minced pork + boiled roselle + barley lemon

Teatime: Orange + watermelon + apple + boiled roselle + soluble vitamin c drink

Dinner: Basmathi rice + blanched lettuce and mushroom in soup + honey lemon

Extra drink: Barley lemon

Day 5

Breakfast: Tau sar pau + sun melon + watermelon + boiled sugar cane

Lunch: Korean sweet potato noodles + honey lemon

Teatime: Dragon fruit + apple +soluble vitamin c drink

Dinner: Onion rice + air fried bbq chicken + vegetables and tofu soup + honey lemon

Extra drink: Boiled sugar cane

Day 6

Breakfast: Toast ham bread + apple + guava + chrysanthemum tea

Lunch: Braised yee mee + honey lemon

Teatime: Guava + dragon fruit + soluble vitamin c drink

Dinner: Basmathi rice + fried Ikan kembung + sweet peas, Yau mak, egg tofu and fish cake soup

Extra drink: chrysanthemum tea

Day 7

Breakfast: Toast bread + half boiled eggs + apple + sun melon + barley

Lunch: Fried Taiwanese sausage rice + honey lemon

Teatime: Pineapple + watermelon + soluble vitamin C drink

Dinner: Ramen soup with fishballs, egg and veggie + honey lemon

Extra drink: Boiled barley


Both older sisters fully vaccinated

Big sister and middle sister are fully vaccinated now!

We returned to Primer Cherang Clinic Kota Damansara 24H Emporis for the second dose, after a gap of two months. We took the last slot of the day, which is 2pm but arrived around 1.35pm.

Upon arrival, we need to scan and fill up their online Google form. Then, we were required to fill up two same forms for each kid (and that took us some time). Do remember to bring your own pen along. The staff was friendly. Since there was only few people around, the staff told me to use their table for ease of filling up the forms. This to the vaccination room took 10 minutes. We didn’t queue at all because ‘we came at the right time’! The girls were vaccinated in under 5 minutes. No 15-20 minutes monitoring at the site required as they did not have any effect on their first dose.

We were pleasantly surprised that the girls gotten two boxes of milk each (including the littlest one who hasn’t achieve her vaccination age) from Goodday Milk Malaysia after the whole process. Thank you!


9yo and 6yo completed their first dose Covid-19 vaccination programme (PICKids)

We did not register last year or even immediately after PICKids was launched. We decided to let the JKJAV system run for a little while and also to avoid the long queue (first few days) before we did so.

So, we practically registered “my dependents’ vaccination” on MySejahtera on last Sunday (6 Feb 2022). I first removed them as dependent and re-registered them again to avoid hiccups in the system. Then I waited a day for any update and I realised that I need to fill up their health declarations at ‘Things to do’. I waited two days (9 Sept) and when there wasn’t any news, I prompted the ‘help desk’ at MySejahtera to update my dependents’ vaccinations status. On the evening itself, at about 6pm, I received a sms that the status was finally updated and I could make an appointment.

Hubby and I then went through the list of PPVs and the slots available. We actually searched by location/postcode. Our initial selected choices were fully booked or have to wait a longer date. We didn’t want to wait longer as Noelle is on Google classroom next week and hence we can monitor her at home. We finally chose Primer Cherang Clinic Kota Damansara 24H (Emporis) as we had some good reviews and it has weekend appointment (where the 4yo+ has daddy to look after).

The girls were excited for the vaccination appointment. They had an idea of what’s going to be as they have seen our vaccination videos. They were also curious of their injection experience – since they had not have a jab for a long time! 🤣

The day came and we arrived at our PPV about 30 minutes earlier and settled it within 30 minutes (inclusive the 10 minutes observation time). I like the PPV being open air. The queue was fast moving. In fact, our time slot didn’t need us to wait at all. The only setback about the location is the poor internet connection. I couldn’t scan/use my MySejahtera apps initially until my hubby connected me via Wi-Fi (which later jump started my weak network connection). The medical officer explaining to us about the potential side effects was friendly while the one vaccinated the girls were only moderately friendly (but maybe it was towards the ending of the day and she could be exhausted already).

The girls bravely face their first Covid19 vaccination process. The big sister held her middle sister’s hand when it was middle sister’s turn.

It is about four hours since they were given their first dose. They don’t feel anything at the moment. In fact, they pressed their arm and showed me that – no sore at all. 🙄🙄🤣🤣 Let’s see tomorrow.

PCIKids – big and mid sisters first dose

Big sister and middle sister done with their first dose Pfizer vaccination 💉

They are actually super excited to get the jab! 🙄🤣 Probably because in the year before, they heard about and saw our vaccination videos plus reading much about it.

Can you imagine Nikki was smiling, thinking about it? She even asked if she gets an injection before, which we told her she got it right after birth and her last was 2 years old.

Their next question is ‘is it pain?’ I told them I pinch them more painful than the jab. And the papa was nodding with agreement. 😒🙄

Noelle said she ‘practiced’ vaccination by pinching herself. 🙄🤣😂 I asked if she needed anyone to hold her and she said no. (I reminded her she cried during her year 1 vaccination 😛) But this round she is definitely braver and she even held Nikki’s hand while Nikki was doing her vaccination. Both overcame fear so well today. ☺️

And papa asked if mummy’s pinch more painful or the injection. Both answered simultaneously “mummy’s pincher”. 😒😒😒

We did not have to wait at all and completed in 30 minutes (inclusive of 10 minutes observation time). We went to Emporis as the ones nearer to our place haven’t got any spot left currently.

Norrah was sad because I have to leave her with papa and went with jeh jeh. 🤣


Vegetables from Shopee Supermarket

Before I went to sleep on Wednesday, I ordered from Shopee Supermarket (just in case I am down after vaccine). 🤣 So it came this morning just pass 8am. I thought it will come after lunch time like previously. In fact, the delivery man just left it at the lobby for collection (which is my preference 😂😂).

It actually saves alot of my time – probably half of my grocery shopping time (even though I couldn’t choose as I wish), but it creates a lot of plastic waste. 🤭🤣 I can only get vegetables only. Good enough, though (I still have meat in freezer).

So after the booster, I only had sore arm. The difference this time around – I couldn’t sleep on the first night! I had hard time trying to sleep and staying asleep. 🥲 But all is good on the second night. I slept like a log! 🤣🤣 I still could cook and wash like normal on the second day; plus brought them swimming (only they swam).

Yesterday I was rushing them to sleep. So after I came out from the toilet, I switched off the lights.

Me: Stop reading. Put away your book. Sleep now. (In hurry mode)
Noelle: Oh no….🙄🙄🙄
Me: 😒😒😒
Nikki: Oh no, mummy CRANKY already….faster …


And I saw Nikki whispering to Noelle ‘mummy got cranky because she just had her vaccine.’


First Covid19 self-test

Noelle’s first Covid test

We woke up with message that her school’s headmistress got Covid. 😓😓😥😥 Although the headmistress has been ‘alone’ most of the time in her room and her staff tested negative (as for now), to keep our mind at peace, we told Noelle to take THE test too. (She told me almost each day the students will walk pass by the headmistress when entering class.🙄🙄) Also, self-testing would be a norm in the future – so Noelle is the ‘lab rat’ for our family. 😂

And phew….it’s negative!


>> Everyone has their different approaches in their ‘opening’ to the lockdown. In our family, we still remain as a cluster of 5. We do go out – mostly to outdoors. We haven’t dine in and we don’t do social gathering even a small one. This is important to us as our kids are not protected with vaccine.

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.

Brave toddler faces dental treatment

Another reward for bravery 😁😁

Since MCO1, we noticed there was a slight dent on Norrah’s top tooth. I brought her to the dentist that time and was told that she had cavities.Nothing could be done because of her age; but just to keep her teeth set clean. (Ok, she doesn’t eat sweets and doesn’t really drink milk at bedtime since weaning but she eats ice cream almost every week🙄 and enjoys eating Cheerios and biscuits).

And somehow the cavities spread from one tooth to three teeth. Last week, she woke up and told me she had tooth ache (initially papa didn’t believe 🙄). Papa brought her to the dentist on that day and was diagnosed that one of her front tooth was already dead! 😢 The dentist didn’t suggest to pull it out because she is just 3 years old and pulling it out could affect the growth of her adult teeth. He suggested to do root canal, which is a rather long (in terms of time) process. He thus suggested that start Norrah with doing filling for the two other tooth to build her confidence with the dental treatment. The dentist said this would probably be many visits to do – if Norrah shows rejection. 😓😓

But at last, Norrah did it in just two visits! She did filling for two of her tooth (beside the dead tooth) on Tuesday, which took 10 minutes. And today she did the root canal in just 40 minutes. The dentist and even papa were so surprised with how well behaved she was and she did as told. No rejection, no tear in the three visits (last week’s she needed to take antibiotics because her gums were infected, hence the pain). Also, the treatment wasn’t painful. She needs another return visit in two weeks.

This is compared to her visit to the dentist last year (where I brought her – and she actually refused to open her mouth🙄). And this is actually a different dentist that we went.

I didn’t go with her in these three visits but papa did. Because I will get emotional if she cries 🙄🤭🤣 and wouldn’t be able to make any decision. Also, I am busy coaching both Noelle and Nikki at home. Seriously, luckily hubby went and he handled her extremely well this time. 🤣 (actually hubby hypnotised her that she will gets prettier 🤣).

Norrah is also very proud of herself. And everyone at home too was so proud of her. She is really a grown up toddler, despite her shyness. When she returned home, I am the first person she showed me her teeth. Like everyone who came home from outside, she told us not to get near her until she showers. 🤣 She actually reminded me that I will reward her (on Tuesday, but her gift hasn’t arrive yet 🤭🤣. Luckily it arrived yesterday.)

youngest at home to have root canal done; but it is really an experience….and everyone is reminded to take good care of their teeth. I told Noelle that Norrah is even braver than her – cos last year I brought Noelle for tooth check and she was shivering scared 🙄🙄🤣🤣 Hope this will also brave up Noelle – cos few more months later I want her to do scaling! 🤭😂


Superkids Box from Pantai Hospital KL

Thanks Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur and UKIDS Malaysia for sending us this Superkids Box! Glad that we received it on time before Noelle goes back to school next week. It is very informative plus it tests the kids’ understanding and memory about covid19 with its puzzle game. Besides that, it also comes with a ‘care pack’ – perfect for ‘back to school’!

I simply just participated in their survey to get this goodie!


Whole day so excited with the Superkids Box; of course when papa came home from work, catch him to play….or else no need sleep tonight! 🤣🤣