Archive of ‘Year 2010’ category

No Bun In The Oven

By Ling

After confiding in all of you about the possibility of being pregnant, the Hubby dreamt that I gave birth to twin girls.  I was like, “Woah!” and then I thought, “Cool!”.  But before the biological clock could start ticking, the painters came in (i.e. I got my period).

I spent the day feeling sad and he asked me what was wrong.

“It’s your fault!  I thought I was pregnant, but I’m not!”
“O…kaaaaay??!!”

Yeah, I’m not stoopid!  I knew I wasn’t but I convinced myself to think that I was having twins.  And okay, you think I’m a nutter too!!!

Yeah, women and their hormones – just don’t mess with them!

Haha.  I love it when I act nutty because it amuses me greatly!

So yes, hold your congrats, there’s no bun in the oven! Maybe in 2 years…?

And just in case, I am not able to update my blog – because I am off to Malaysia today – yes, I know!  Travelling again!!!  I would like to wish all my blog readers a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  Thank you for putting up with my nonsense this year and I am sure there’s plenty more of where that came from.  I will try my best to update blog while I’m travelling for 3 weeks, but no guarantees.  If you really miss me, you can read plenty of my mini-rants on Twitter here.

Stay beautiful.  Stay young.  Stay safe.
Keep warm.  Keep smiling.  Keep reading.

Love y’all.

Why I Dated An A$$hole

By Ling

I was talking to one of my close girlfriends recently and somehow, we stumbled upon the subject of ex-boyfriends.  Ex-who?  Yeah, right, if only they could be so easily erased right?!  She said something about one of them which came as a shock.

“Ling, I cannot believe you dated him.  He was such an a$$hole!”

Huh?  Where did that come from?  I tried to think back and admittedly, I came up with some nasty memories of that “a$$hole”.  I thought of the time he slapped me in the face because I didn’t do his sister’s dishes – which I had not even used!  I thought of the time when he ordered me out of my bed on the day after my surgery – which had me off work for 3 months because of post-surgery complications – he didn’t care when I told him I was in excruciating pain.  And then I stopped digging out these buried bad memories and I turned and said to my girlfriend,

“Yes, you’re right!  He was an a$$hole!  What was I thinking?”

And today, it came to me!  Yes, revelation!  I knew what I was thinking!

I saw all the danger signs but I still continued this failing relationship.  I dated an a$$hole because :-

1.  Love is blind.  Simple, ’nuff said!

2.  Surely, love can conquer all?!  Yeah, right!  I blame all those stupid lovey dovey movies which impress upon a stupid idea of love when in reality, it’s not like that!

3.  Compared to my previous relationship with an even-more-abusive ex-boyfriend (yes, I dated a lot of a$$hole$ in my time), this relationship was better – but better is not enough!!!!!

4.  I had invested a lot of time, sweat and tears into this relationship so it better damn well work! – WRONG thinking!!!

5.  I wanted to prove people wrong – yes, the people who had advised AGAINST dating him in the first place!

6.  (This is a terrible thing to admit but) I was thinking of the money – he came from a rich family background plus he was in a professional career which would mean that I would have become an upper class housewife…

Well, what can I say?  I was a love fool!!

Are you going through similar experiences (like I mentioned above) in your relationship?

If you find yourself in a relationship where something’s just not quite right, please get out now!  Don’t make the same mistake I did!

Do not feel obliged to stay in a rocky relationship because one day, it’ll bite you in the bum!

If you’ve just been dumped but you feel wronged and you cannot understand why because you did everything right, please stop dwelling on him/her.  You’re wasting your time.

Hear this from me : “You deserve better!”

Just some friendly dating advice from your favourite relationship guru…

Important points to note :

  • Just because a guy was an a$$hole to his previous girlfriend, it does not mean that he will be an a$$hole to his next girlfriend.  Everyone deserves a second chance.
  • This blog post is not hating on men but also applies in vice versa mode.  That is, if you’re a guy and you dated a b!tch.

Any thoughts?

5 Reasons Why I Think I May Be Pregnant

By Ling

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1.  I have a huge belly as can be seen in the photo!

This photo was not Photoshopped – I did not suck in or force out my belly.  It is in its natural state.

However, I took this photo after a BIG dinner followed by chocolate chip cookies.  And it also doesn’t help that I haven’t been doing any exercise whatsoever for 6 months!

Apologies if I have burst the I-thought-Ling-had-a-flat-stomach bubble.

And my pink polka dot panties are from Primark.

2.  Sod’s Law after my recent Rugrant Rant.

The British term Sod’s Law is the American equivalent of Murphy’s Law, which basically means “Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong!”

Hence, because I stated that I don’t want children at the moment, I might just end up with one.

Also commonly used in pregnancy terms as, “it was an accident” or “it was a surprise”.

3.  My period is late

This female topic may be foreign to my guy readers and if you’re squeamish, move onto the next reason.

But yeah, my period is usually regular like regular-sized fries from McDonald’s.

However, it has been up to weird tricks since I had a contraceptive implant inserted – which I shall elaborate more of in the next reason.

4.  The failure rate of Implanon is 0.05%

For those of you are unaware, I had this contraceptive implant inserted in my arm just before getting married in August.  Whenever I tell my girlfriends, they have common misconceptions of Implanon, so let me say this here :-

-  Implanon only needs to be replaced every 3 years, not 3 months.
-  Implanon does not affect fertility after removal (but the pill does!).
-  For further information, please see your doctor or if you”re keen, click on the Wiki link here.

And to my guy friends (who clearly did not have a clue about the Implanon), I’m sorry.  I lied.  I said that the implant was like a sperm collector and every few weeks, I would have to empty out the sperm…ahem…otherwise my arm would get heavy…sorry!!!  LOL anyone??

No contraception is 100% guaranteed except no sex!

0.05% failure rate is small…but what if it happens to me??!!

5.  My Husband has Super-Sperm!

Super-what??!!!

One of my girlfriends told me that her husband has Super-Sperm.  They already have one child which was a “pleasant surprise”, i.e. not planned.  Obviously because of his Super-Sperm, they conceived without trying.

So…it got me thinking.  What if my husband has Super-Sperm too?  I asked him if he did and he just laughed.  Men?!

Me :  I think I’m pregnant!
Him :  Stop being paranoid!
Me :  I’m not…but what if I am!
Him :  The first thing I’m gonna do is sue your doctor!
(and then he laughs)

Anyway, I’m going to swan around thinking that I’m pregnant until proven otherwise!!  Ooh, maybe we’ll buy our first pregnancy test together this weekend – what an adventure!  And obviously, I will update you all.  Eating for two sounds like fun…ooh, chocolate cake!!!

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Teru Teru Japanese Cafe, Box Hill

By Ling

The husband and I celebrate our first anniversary of meeting each other by going to a Japanese cafe for lunch.  We live near Box Hill where there are plenty of places to eat Asian food – Chinese food, Malaysian cuisine, Singaporean delights, Korean and Vietnamese – but as for Japanese, not many restaurants are around in Box Hill.  We randomly stumbled upon Teru Teru Japanese Cafe and thought we would try it out.  It was busy for a Sunday lunchtime – we took this as a good sign – and we were happy to wait 10 minutes till there was a table free for us.

We were quite hungry and seeing as it was an anniversary celebration, we went a bit crazy and ordered a few dishes.  (I say crazy because we are currently struggling financially, so we tend to order cheap dishes and only one dish per person, but not on this day!)

We ordered salmon sashimi – who doesn’t love salmon sashimi?!

I like mine dunked in a thick mix of wasabi and soy sauce.  Yummilicious.  The fish was fresh and very succulent.

The hubby ordered a fried chicken special (chicken karaage??).  He loves meat and deep fried foods.  It tasted good with a squeeze of lemon juice.

For our mains, I ordered Tempura Udon.  I love soup noodles.  This one was a tad unadventurous so I added lots of spice to it.

The mixed tempura which consisted of two prawns and mixed vegetables were placed in separate plate which was good, because some restaurants put it on top of the soup noodles which means soggy tempura.  However, I didn’t really enjoy the tempura because the tempura batter was rather thick.  It wasn’t light and crispy.

Hubby seemed quite pleased with his main of cold noodles.  I forgot to take a photo of his noodles as I was too busy taking photos of my food, but I took a photo of the remains.  You can see the big block of ice which was tucked under the noodles to keep them cold.

We were so full at the end of this big meal.  I think we will go back to Teru Teru to try other items on the menu.  It’s a shame that there’s no ramen though because I have a ramen craving at the moment.

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