I want new shoes!

The winter is terribly cold. My poor faux leather boots failed to block the snow and wind chill from kissing my toes. Their incapability is quite showing especially in the hours that I am doing driveway clearance, whereby there is ice surrounding my feet to chill them like how champagne is in a ice bucket. Imagine. 

Someday, Bee Chin was giving me this idea that you can actually wear rain boat with thick boot socks to provide better insulation to your feet. She has been wearing a pair of black Hunter tall rain boots for almost a year. (2 winter seasons) I think it is kind of a cool idea. I am now torn between staying practical or being funky. Look at the colours - they are really cute! WHICH ONE SHOULD I BUY!!!?? Also saw another cute brand - Aigle. 

*practical option #1: $158 * 

*practical option #2: $199 *

*practical option #3: $230 *

*Don't think so unless I have spare money *


Donkoi-less #7

I am sleepy due to a long day. My body is in weekend mode again. By 9pm, I was under my blanket waiting to doze off. 

I had a rather bad headache in the morning out of middle of nowhere. After enduring it for an hour, I walked from one office building to the other office building to get some help. The company nurse was very patient explaining the medicine content to me before handing it out to me. As I have not been taking this off shelves pain reliever for a long time, I totally forgot my throat reaction to acetaminophen. The following hours were really bad as my reaction to the substance has made me coughing non-stop. My colleague said I should consider telling any doctor next time not to provide me with such pain reliever. I must remember to write down the next time I see Dr Inesa. 

Dr Inesa is my adorable family doctor. I received a mail from her regarding my blood work. There are some abnormalities to follow up next week, but nothing to be concerning. Surprisingly, I have higher than average protein and globulin. I wonder what could contribute to it. I must really make time on Monday to clarify that with her. 


Donkoi-less #6

Nothing has occurred today, except that we are expecting another snowfall in the weekend...Also, I am starting to pray that Donkoi will arrive safely at our NY home on Saturday after seeing the Taiwan plane accident. The bed definitely feels colder when he is not around. The house is bigger without his loitering items at every corners. The driveway looks longer when I have to do the snow clearance myself. Well, the things we own can't help to remind me that they are meant for two. :)

13 more days to our flight home. I am excited. At the same time, I am anxious to get the work done before I leave. People started to talk about my long vacation and I am definitely looking forward to it. Besides going back to Penang, I will be visiting Singapore this time from 3/2 - 3/5, 4-day-3-night trip. Yeah, I want to have Melben Crab. v(._.)v It is my turn to take a lot of photos and whatsapp my sister. She is in Bangkok with my cousin. The two of them are having an awesomely great girl trip!!!

As Chinese New Year is drawing near, I am posting a photo of my friend's kid, who was selected as a winner for a kid's photo contest by a parents' magazine. She is super adorable and pretty. I remembered how cheeky she was before she moved back to Singapore a year ago. I must put down visiting Loke family as one of the todo in Singapore. :)


Donkoi-less #5

I just went peeking through my window. The snow is falling again onto Donkoi's big wife at our driveway. This is the second time of the day. On this morning, the snow started falling while i was walking from my car to my office building. After a long moment of walking carefully in the accumulated snow from Monday/Tuesday with the new snow, I was finally inside the warm building. I could almost hear a game winner background music, like you have passed a difficult challenge. Then, the very first conversion my colleague engaged with me was how to confirm that you have converted your lifestyle to adapt the snow. Yes, my life is all about snow and coldness. ||(-.-)||

Luckily, a Thai friend decided to spice up my life today. I received a message at 4pm to ask me whether I want papaya salad. Without a moment of hesitation, I replied, "Count me in!" Little did I know that her spiciness tolerance is so much higher than I do. The instantaneous nerve numbness at the back of my head was intense. The spot I was massaging was the very same spot that a furious auntie in the Korean drama would hold and shout, "Aigoo, Aigoo". I ate a lot of almond thins to tone down the burning volcano in my mouth. Later on, Tipi told me that I should have pick out the red chili skin from the papaya salad. Ah, we might be at the same level actually. Let's see next time. 


Donkoi-less #4

Woke up on time: ticked. 
Got out of the house on target: ticked. 
Took Donkoi's big wife for a shower in Hoffman: ticked. 
Coughing gone: no tick
Headache persist since the snow clearing: yes

The most happy moment of the day was Donkoi's message on the line when Auntie Belinda was telling him that he missed the real snowstorm. He said, "I don't miss it. Just pity my darling that have to manage on her own." *Melt*

Donkoi-less #3

2015 Medical Checkup: ticked. Still find these 2 questions funny, but it might means a lot to others. 
Are you sexually active? 
Do you feel safe and supportive in your environment? 

The first question always makes me relating to promiscuous relationship. I did it again today after saying yes to the nurse. "You don't mean that I have multiple partners, right?" I asked. 

The second question is really a question that I can get Donkoi into trouble. I have to think carefully before I answer. *smile* However, I like this is being asked as I think it is an encouraging or concerning question to fish out someone that feel isolated in any violence treatments. 

My dearest family doctor is funny. I am really fond of her. Of course, she is cranky coming to you need to exercise 3 times a week. Each time has to last 30 minutes. I asked her whether snow shoveling is considered as an exercise, and she replied, "Come on, you need to do better than that!" 

By the way, the snow is insanely fast and thick today. I cleared my driveway twice. Luckily, I have pre-planned to work from home today. Even though I have high confidence that I could handle the commute from my house to the primary care myself, Marcus still insisted to send me to the medical checkup because he is tasked to take care of me this week in Donkoi's absence. I really can't resist private chauffeur. I am absolutely thankful for the helpful people I meet in my life here.

Do I miss Donkoi today? YES! The driveway in snow is driving me nuts! There is another snow coming on Wednesday. I need my Malaysia labour back here. :-D


Donkoi-less #2

I have been down with sore throat, fever and cough. All thanks to my runaway Donkoi. He is away in Dresden for his business trip. He made a comment that I will lose weight by the time he returns because no one is there to eat with me. I guess he is the only one truly knowing how I hate to eat alone. However, thanks to internet, DramaFever and Chromecast. I am not exactly alone, except that I haven't spoken a word today except the 3-minute call with him. It has been a long time since I am so "quiet". 

Anyway, here is my one week of fish supply for lunch. The vegetable was overcook because I left it in the oven while doing my 18-min of jogging. My exercise resolution has not been coming too well in the first month of 2015. :-P