Homesick!

I’m currently in Penang attending the Annual Scientific Congress of the Malaysian Society of Anaesthesiologist. That’s a mouthful of everything..

This is my first time way for the longest time ever from my family. Usually it’s only one night at the hospital during oncall and I’ll be home the next morning.. But this time.. 5 days and 4 nights! That is 4 nights of having the bed to myself!! The thought of leaving the children behind makes me sad, but my husband told me it’s gonna be good. I’ll get to rest, have some me time. It’s like taking a break from chaotic routine at home. I don’t buy that! He is probably happy having the whole bed to himself!! Hahahaha…

I got ready late for the airport, thinking that missing the plane might be a good idea, at least I can get extra night at home reducing my stay in Penang only for 3 nights!! (Hahaha.. Smart, eh?) But my husband’s driving skill is annoyingly skillful. We made it on time for the flight. Urrghhh.. So I had to leave…

It’s funny how I cry every time S left for outstation (he didn’t of course!) and when it’s time for me to leave.. it was still me who is crying.. Totally a cry baby!!

First night upon arrival in Penang.. I was too tired to miss anyone, I just slept like a dead log.. The next day, I had too much fun with my colleagues from Selayang Hospital. We went to Gurney Drive and ate like nobody’s business. At night, again too tired to think about anything…

Day 3.. daytime, I was busy with lecturers and all. Another round of night out with my colleagues to Batu Feringghi but I’m starting to miss my girls.. and S of course. I feel like my nights are too quiet. No little voice screaming around me. No Tasha’s little feet kicking my face in the middle of the night.  No Bella to touch my ears.. yes, that’s her weird but funny habits. She likes to touch my ears before going to sleep. Only mommy ears. Not daddy’s! Hahaha.. I’m starting to miss them..

I don’t want to talk to them over the phone or even FaceTime with them.. just in case they started to cry and I really don’t want to get S into trouble of consolling them. Even worse, if I started to cry. Hahaha…

That’s the whole gang just wasting time by the beach at Batu Feringghi. Waiting for sunset and dinner..

Tomorrow is the last day of the conference. And my flight back home. Yay!! I can’t wait to hug those little minions!!

In the mean time, I have my friends with me, just to keep my sanity intact! (or probably insanity!!)

Check out the rock on my fingers!! Photo taken at Baxter booth, MSA Penang!

XO

First Oncall

Last Sunday was my first time in UMMC. Obstetric theatre to be exact. It was only my day two going into the theatre and I was already oncall. First four days in UMMC was the orientation days.. (Yup, we were so disorientated, UM and UMMC is so big and we are so lost!) Then Friday was day one in OT, Saturday is a public holiday and Sunday my first oncall day!

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But thats how we roll. To be honest, despite all the experience of working, moving to a new place and unfamiliarity with the system definitely stressed me up. I forgot where the maternity building is, I had to google Gloria Jeans UM to find the building. All I can remember is the coffee place! My goodness!

After hours of stressing up for no reason, S brought B and T to the hospital to visit mommy.. There’s a playground next to maternity building so they can play there. Tasha had too much fun. She refused to stay still, all I get is this blurry pictures of her busy playing…

And that’s B, eating dinner with mommy. Yup we had a picnic at the playground.

Their laughter definitely cheered me up. Now no more stress. Hahahaha..

S said I mengada-ngada ;) As if you don’t know me, S..

Owh, and guess what.. I’m oncall again today. But feeling much much better!

XO

Hello UMMC!

Hi all!!

Guess what.. I’m starting my old new life, as a student! But this time, even worse, working and studying at the same time. *insert cry here* .. as if my plate is not full enough.

I’ve moved to UMMC to further my study. This is my first week, orientation week to be exact, hence the extra time to write to all of you ;) So far, it has all been great. The distance from home, the colleagues, the choice of food thats available inside and around hospital (if I had the time to go and eat! ;) ), coffee place (yup, that’s a criteria for a good hospital!)..

But the toughest of all is to fight for parking spot!! Hahaha… common issues in all government hospital I guess. The parking area is probably 1km away from the faculty. I’m saying goodbye to my heels. Hello flat shoes and owh.. Umbrella! Hahah.. I can’t believe I actually googled “pretty umbrella” and believe me there’s quite a number of pretty umbrella out there. All my life I only knew my dad’s golf umbrella! :D

Another solution to my parking problem is to get my husband to send me to work! Great! He can drop me at the hospital before going to work, and fetch me later in the evening. You know.. with the bike.. so we can be like the couple in that 80’s movie… Ali Setan!! Hahaha…

Gosh! So many new things going on with my life right now. I’m adjusting to it.. What I know for sure.. I miss this bunch from Selayang Hospital. That place is more that a work place to me. Selayang Anaesthesia Department is like my second family..
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These are just part of them, more family members not in the picture.. Selayang people.. I know you miss me too… or maybe not! Wahahahahha..

Wish me luck!

Bismillahirrahmanirrahim…

X

What’s In My Bag..

I went to Putrajaya this morning but when I reached there, I got lost because I didn’t see the sign boards, it was raining heavily and my vision while driving was very poor. Suddenly I was near PICC (Hahaha.. nope, I wasn’t supposed to go there!) Called up hubs for help.. then he asked me to switch on my Waze.. I was like.. duhhh.. why didn’t I think of that earlier :D

Anyway, when I reached the place that I wanted to go, it was still raining.. I needed an umbrella. Unfortunately, I left mine at home.. (why oh why..) the only umbrella that I have in my car way B’s Pororo umbrella. Hahaha.. I can’t go to government office in Pororo umbrella right? ;) So, there I was, stucked in my car while waiting for the rain to stop…

I was bored..

So, I did this video… I wanted to try this new app.. Hyperlapse where I can speed up the video faster..

Check this out.. Its called.. “what’s in my bag..”

I use Gin&Jacqie handbag organiser to make sure my bag doesn’t look or feel like a black hole. I’m a freak when it comes to organising stuff. Haha.. You can get yours here.

I have to have my note book. I have all this note taking apps what not on my phone but sometimes I just want to be traditional. Writing down ideas / my to-do / to-buy list is still the best. I got that note book from MPH. It comes with a very good advice from the bad girl next door.. Marilyn Monroe. She said.. “It’s better to be ridiculous than to be boring” ;D

Then, my card holder where I keep whatever cards I have, like membership cards, or discount cards.. And the pen.. Of course no point having a notebook without a pen.. and lipstick. My favourite lipstick brand is NARS. I have moved on from all these Israelis supporting products. I just don’t have the heart to buy anything that supports them. Even my trustworthy SKII. Yes, I am that fanatic. Geezzzz..

Moving on to sunglasses. Must have but rarely wears it. Haha.. and my Macbook compact mirror!! ;) Hubsy saw that one online and he ordered one for me!! So thoughtful ;) Haha.. And of course, my green reusable foldable groceries bag. Just in case if I need to go for emergency groceries shopping, I can help safe the world by not using plastic bag!! Yup, keep the world green for our children!! Haha..

On the inside, facial tissue, purse and iPad Mini.. I keep many books in my iPad Mini. Easy to read and carry around..

So, there you go.. What’s In My Bag..

What’s in yours??

XO

Lately on Barely Supermommy..

OMG!!

There’s too much spam comments on my blog. What do I do? Should I put up approval permission before each comments? (Seriously?) It will be tiring. I don’t have time to approve every single comments..

Any advice? -.-

And thank you for the good response on advertisement blog entry. I will reply to you as soon as I can. Time is just crazy jealous of me. I will, InsyaAllah.. Be patience with me please..

And here’s Tasha being cheeky..

Much love.. X

Moving On To The Next Level..

Dear Barely Supermommy readers..

From now on, I have agreed to include sponsored post in my blog. Of course it has to be related to parenting, mommyhood and me-stuff. I promise I will not write any review on spark plug, light bulb or anything like that. Definitely not my forte! It has to be relevant and beneficial to all of us.

Before this, I never knew I can reach where I am today, but after a while, I realised with all your supports, more that 11 million hits for over 3 years, almost 100k followers on Instagram and Facebook each. What is there not to be thankful for..?

I will write my honest opinion on stuffs. Pinky promise!

But I don’t think I’m gonna do that often. Probably twice a month or maybe less. Hahah.. Family comes first, right? Don’t worry.. you will still see B and T often. My problem nowadays, sometimes they move too fast, I don’t even have the time to grab the camera to capture the moment.

Anyway, I hope you’ll be supporting Barely Supermommy’s decision. I wouldn’t be where I am if it’s not because of you..

If you are interested, I’m contactable at barelysupermommy@gmail.com

Just a gentle reminder.. This blog is called Barely Supermommy… not Barley Supermommy! Hahaha…

Thank you.

Much love.. X

The Deadly Question!

Me: “Do I look fat? Am I fat? Do you think I’m fat?”

Silence. Then he giggled..

Me: “I’m serious.. Do you think I’ve gained some weight?”

He giggled..

Hubsy: “Pls dont ask me silly question..”

Me: “But S, I need your honest opinion.. Do you think I’m fat..?”

Giggled and giggled and giggled.. Still no answer..

Me: “I promise I tak marah.. I just wanna know…”

Giggled and giggled..

Hubsy: “Please dont ask me that kind of question..”

Giggled again..

Smart move!!

Gentleman.. If your partner asked you the deadly question..

Rule #1) Do NOT answer with a YES.. (What were you thinking??  )

Rule #2) Do NOT answer with a NO either!! (Hahah.. You must be mad!! )

Either way, you are in trouble. Just try your best to distract her! Good Luck!

XO