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Thursday, May 26, 2005

What I've Been Busy Doing in the States So Far...

Sheesh man, I can't believe they let Carrie win after her horrendous performance on Idol last night. I sure feel like my 30cents was flushed down the toilet. Gee, I sure hope it was 30cents lang or my parents will have a fit when they see their phonebill. Hahaha!

After checking out a few sites last night, it was all for Bo. I was almost certain he was going to win. But oh well, the producers I'm sure put their big foot in the whole thing and did some magic to make sure Carrie wins instead. Its like the last season of the Amazing Race all over again. Come on, would a pilot actually allow passengers on after they have already shut the airplane door and removed the walkway?

I'm just pikon. But thank god Scott didn't win in the end.

So anyways, other than watching shows like Idol and Contender, I've been trying to get over my jetlag and getting even thinner chasing Sam around a house 5 times bigger then our apartment in HK. If there ever was a use for those child safety gates, this is the place!

Sam was ok on our flight to the US. It was mostly bed time, so he was asleep most of the time. It was just torture having to hold him the whole time because he was too long for the bassinet. Kawawa din siya because you can tell he wasn't comfortable laying on me the whole time. And depending on how things go on our return flight to HK, I am certainly going to write a complaint letter to Cathay Pacific in regards to their service when it comes to infant/toddlers on their flights. This was the third flight since April and each flight has made me more upset that they charge for a lapseat. Why the heck do we have to pay that extra money when it seems as if they don't acknowledge the exsistence of your baby on your lap throughout the flight? Kawawa whomever will be my flight attendant on our flight back if this continues. (evil grin all over my face)

My brother's wedding will be this Saturday. Definitely going to share pics din when I get back. They won't be as nice as Shy's pics, but Sam's cuteness will compensate. Hehe!

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

I Voted!

I feel like such a part of the American Dream! Today I made a personal historic move and voted on American Idol!!! Hahaha! I voted for Bo because I thought he was really good. Carrie unfortunately sucked.

I'm so proud of myself that I thought this deserved a spot on our Blog. God bless America!

Monday, May 09, 2005

Aha moment on Mother's Day

We spent a really quiet and relaxing Mother's Day at home yesterday. It was my first Mother's Day as a mom so Chris offered to change all of Sam's diapers. That was really touching because I know how grossed out he is when it comes to diapers. Especially the poo ones. And as an added treat, Sam delivered 2 good poo diapers yesterday. Chris also told me not to cook any meals and that he will do the dishes piled up in the sink.

But as the morning progressed, the dishes weren't being done. Although I had complete confidence Chris would have it done by the end of the day, I wasn't comfortable with the sight of the dishes festering in the sink. It suddenly brought me back to my college days. I remember my grandmother bugging me about doing the dishes everytime they came over for a visit, which annoyed the heck out of me. I felt that as long as the dishes gets done eventually, I don't have to do it the very moment she "reminds" me to do so. Since I was such a busy college girl, the dishes would be left in the sink for at least 2 or more days, until it would magically get washed and put away. Instead of being pleased that my grandmother had done all the work for me, I would get annoyed and upset that she had done it again.

But yesterday, I suddenly figured it out. We took Sam out to the playground to play and I got really thirsty. Because we had just gotten there, I didn't want to cut the fun short and go back for a drink of water. So after our trip to the playground then a quick run to the grocery store, I eagerly headed into our kitchen for a nice tall glass of water. While I was enjoying my drink, my eyes wondered to the left and saw the pile of dirty dishes in the sink. It was an "aha" moment for me. I suddenly realized my grandmother's urge to get the dishes done and mine, is like wanting a glass of water when you're thirsty. When that urge kicks in, you need to fullfill it right away, it can't wait. And when it doesn't get done, its like a bug, gnawing at you. Such a simple concept, and it took me this long to figure it out. If my grandmother were still alive today, I would have picked up the phone and apologized for not quenching her thirst all those years.

So now that I'm the mom, with the pile of dishes in the sink, I find myself with the thirst for getting the dishes done. In the end, I ended up doing the dishes yesterday and just asked Chris to entertain Sam instead. I was completely happy to do it and took nothing against Chris. I felt quenched and happy. And that second poo of the day Sam delivered evened the score anyway.