30 December 2014

Seen Cardiologist Today

Today went to see Dr. James Yip, big doctor really different, experienced, know what is happening and what will happen next, have plan in mind, my wife also like him very much, say don't change doctor just stick to him. So today also nothing much, my wife feels fine, doctor did blood pressure and ECG, so far so good, will see him next year February.

My wife's INR reading also good, yesterday checked was 3.0, now taking 3mg everyday, Dr. James also say as long as below 5mg per day the risk will be lower, actually I read about it too, just give it a try, better than taking the Heparin, imagine sticking needle to your stomach twice a day, anyway all that's over for now, we are now looking forward to 34 or 35 weeks, that is the time my wife can prepare for delivery, it will be by Cesarean delivery.

28 December 2014

Another Malaysian Plane Gone Missing

This is the 3rd one this year, really so suay, they were supposed to reach Singapore this morning but lost contact midway, their families must be worried sick by now. These few days weather also terrible, long and heavy rains, I think that should be the problem, I hope they are fine though but logically by now no contact very likely gone case, jia lat.

27 December 2014

Time Sure Flies!

One year is going to pass in a few days time, this year seems to be good for me, wife pregnant again, got a good salary increment, bonus also decent, bought a new house, did a simple renovation without spending a bomb, have some savings, so far so good, by the way wife is 15 weeks pregnant now, doing fine so far, as usual, the nausea, tiredness and etc, hopefully nothing unusual, we are really looking forward to seeing this baby.

And Happy New Year to everyone!

25 December 2014

Merry Christmas Everyone!

One year is going to pass soon, so fast, and today's weather is 26 degrees, cold for our country, still haven't decide where to go, maybe just go somewhere near as wife is pregnant and feel tired all the time.

20 December 2014

Haven't Had a Good Laksa In a Long Time

And today I finally had one at Commonwealth Crescent Market and Food Centre. We went there because my wife wants to eat braised chicken feet and Henry's Chicken Rice stall sells them, so I ordered a plate of $3 chicken feet, then my wife wanted to try the chicken feet noodle, the noodle stall is just opposite of Henry's and they also sell dumpling noodle, shredded chicken noodles, some other noodle dishes and laksa.

I myself ate the dumpling noodle on the other end, then after we finished our first round, we ordered a chicken feet noodle and a laksa, wah the laksa soup really power, it's got the small shrimp bits inside, very old school, reminds me of the best laksa I had when I was a young boy, it was sold by an elderly couple, they also put shrimp bits in their soup, every time after I finished the noodle, I like to hold the bowl up and drink the soup and eat the shrimp bits, damn good feeling. This laksa only costs $2.50, nowadays not easy to find good and cheap dish, the laksa out there all don't put the shrimp bits and their soup sucks, one bowl $3 or $3.50, expensive and not nice. I also tried my wife's noodles, also damn power, must go back again. My wife say this noodle stall's chicken feet is better than Henry's.

16 December 2014

What a Shitty Day!

Yesterday night the neighbour above was making noises off and on, the baby is running around at almost 2am! Don't they have to work or something, how come they can sleep so late, baby running at wee hours of the day, what the hell man! And off and on they will knock the floor, or drop something, switch off/on something, think it's the lights, or turn on water, and watch TV not super loud but in the silent night it's very obvious, and then talking on and off, really cannot take it, ended up I slept at 4am.

So of course today went to office feeling so stoned, then early morning kena 2 difficult cases, wah piang, what the fuck man! Settled one case and the other solved one problem another problem appear, wah really headache, just now work until 6.30pm also cannot solve, tomorrow still have to go back to settle, sigh, wonder is it because I'm feeling so tired so cannot think properly hence took so stupidly long to think of solution. Shit, still got stuff from last week haven't touch, supposed to finish today but thanks to the 2 stupid ad-hoc problems.

15 December 2014

Thai Supermarket Cashier

Forgot to blog about it, yesterday when me and wife were at Golden Mile Complex, I saw that the Thai Supermarket has vacancy for cashier, they didn't put the salary but LTVP, LTVP+ and PR are welcome. Good luck!

Pass Down Syndrome Scan

Today went to see gynae and she said the down syndrome scans came back very good, which means baby is fine, sigh of relief for me and wife. Today also didn't spend much, just see the doctor for the test result, and just now do the oral glucose tolerance test, it's a test for diabetes, my wife vomited out the glucose syrup, so have to test another day, will test on 30 Dec when we see the cardiologist.

But so far my wife is feeling fine, she also don't want to do the glucose test because she's sure she doesn't have diabetes but I say better to be safe than sorry.

14 December 2014

Dropped My Handphone Just Now

Just now we took taxi to Golden Mile Complex because my wife was craving for authentic Thai noodles, I didn't know I dropped my phone until my father called my wife, he told me the driver called him, so I used my wife's phone to call my phone and the driver picked up, he told me to go back to where he dropped me, so I went back and saw him waiting for me, what a lucky day for me, lucky this driver is honest or else I will have to go through the trouble of cancelling and getting a new sim card. Kudos to this driver, he is Comfort blue cab driver, license number is 1444, I hope he is rewarded for his honesty!

Anyway the thai noodle is really good, very authentic Isaan style, must try, one bowl for $5 though, very expensive, the same noodle in Bangkok will cost only about $1+.

13 December 2014

Just Noticed This Advertisement Haha

How to Get Singapore PR with 90% success rate, haha sure or not, how come they can game the system? I thought ICA is trying to stop people from gaming the system and how come there is such a company doing such a business???

90% Success Rate

Speaking of PR, nowadays so many working class foreigners get PR, how come they don't give PR to spouse of citizens instead, really bullshit.

And PR makes a HUGE difference for family planning, because with PR, it's possible to apply for BTO which is way cheaper than buying from the resale market, furthermore, healthcare costs are generally halved from what foreigners pay, yes I understand that there are foreigners who love Singapore and want to settle down here, fine but they should have been working here for a few years before being allowed to get PR, some I know of they get PR within a year, how can that be, and yet some spouse of citizen cannot get PR even after staying here for 7 or 8 years! Doesn't make any sense, especially so when the government is leaned towards family planning and yet their policies doesn't work towards realizing their ideology, very contradicting.

They are afraid that citizen cannot take care of their spouse if they give PR, but without PR everything is more expensive, so how does not giving PR help?

Wife Medishield Approved! (With Exclusion)

Last post.

I received the letter from CPF board a few days back but forgot to blog about it, so busy at work, come home blur blur haha.

Anyway her application has been approved and she is now covered under Medishield but her existing condition will not be covered, following quoted from letter:

"As the current Medishield does not cover medical expenses incurred for medical conditions that are pre-existing before the cover starts, her medical conditions relating to the treatment of heart disease and its complications and replacement of prosthetic heart valve would not be claimable under Medishield and would be imposed from now til the implementation of Medishield Life in end-2015."

Well, better than nothing, but I don't know why they say heart disease, according to my wife, she suffered from valve infection when she was 16, the doctor recommended surgery but she dragged until she was 24 then she went for the aortic valve replacement, which is supposed to fix her heart condition so right now she is feeling fine only thing is she needs to be on Warfarin for life because her replacement valve is a mechanical one.

But hopefully her pregnancy will go on smoothly without affecting her heart, currently she's fine, just the normal pregnancy morning sickness, nausea and such, nothing unusual so far, and she's not working so should be fine.

Oh and we will be seeing the gynae on coming Monday.

12 December 2014

My Childhood Kind of Sucks

I remember when I was in primary school, whenever my classmates went overseas, they will come back with presents and they will bring it to class and distribute to everyone, same goes for birthdays, they will buy candies and stationery to "share the joy" and every year it will be the same few kids who will do it, less well off kids like me have nothing to share, my parents simply cannot afford to be so generous. They will stand up in class and tell everyone they went to where and bla bla bla and teacher will tell us to clap.

And going to my classmates house sucks now that I look back, they have the latest console games, card games, toys and I have nothing, I don't really invite friends to my house because I have nothing for them to play, I always go to friends house and play their stuff, yeah some of these friends are nice enough to share and not look down on me but I remember there was this one asshole classmate, he got into a car accident, some parents knock him down in school and he had to be bound to the wheelchair, face also disfigured and people call him Robocop.

After his accident and spending quite a long time recuperating, he came back to school, he sat at the front and he was always boasting that while recuperating at home, he was already reading up on next year's textbooks, really fucking show off, never mind, then he always had toys sitting on his table and there was once when I was sent to stand in front of the class as punishment, can't remember what I did but anyway I was looking at one of his toys and this fucker complained to the teacher, what a fucking pussy, regret not going up to him and slap his face hard, anyway that teacher is also retarded, she actually sided with him and told me off, really bullshit.

Another incident is when me and a good friend was playing at our usual spot in school, this fucking robocop came up to us and asked my friend why he was mixing with people like me, my good friend just smiled, now that I look back this fucker is really not so simple, 12 year old kid can talk like that.

From then on I believed that he didn't get knocked down by chance, somebody must be trying to punish him, even when he is handicapped he also can be so fucking obnoxious, can't imagine how fucking worse he was before the accident, he must have really pissed somebody off. I think he is probably dead now, stupid asshole, even if he is not dead I doubt his life will be any interesting.

I was a late bloomer, I didn't "get it" early like most of my friends so I get bullied a lot and didn't know how to speak up for myself, perhaps that was why I lost interest in studies and dropped out at secondary 2. But I wonder how my life would be if I didn't drop out, who knows.

10 December 2014

Bought 4 Lots of Cambridge Industrial Trust @ $0.675

Now I have 14 lots, too bad not enough cash and it's not everyday that they get to this low price, I'm sure tomorrow will start to rebound, now the yield is more than 7% which is very attractive, this is a good strong long-term stock to buy and keep.

09 December 2014

See This Uncle All The Time

My earlier post.

I keep seeing this same uncle, nowadays he hang around at my workplace or the MRT station, every time I see him he just squat or stand down there staring at people or looking at me, expecting me to spare him something, bloody hell I won't even give him 10 cent, so free can stay there and do nothing, why not go get a job, not as if he is handicapped, maybe he is sick but how come he can still smoke, just now saw him smoking.

Not that I lack compassion but I am the type of person who strongly believes in working for what I want, there is no free lunch and money won't drop from the sky, if I want something I will work hard for it and that is what I am going to teach my children so when people come up to me and ask for free things, maybe I will give once or twice, ask again and I will ignore, cannot let them think that it's so easy getting things without working for it.

Nowadays youngsters also the same, parents over-pampered them, giving them whatever they want, it's not good cultivating this kind of give mentality, not that we shouldn't help people in need but we should make sure they can self-sustain instead of just spending money and expect them to be able to learn how to self-sustain, impossible, if they can self-sustain they wouldn't be so down in the first place, there's a reason why people are at wherever they are, nobody fail because they were born to fail, they fail because they didn't do what it takes to get out of the shit hole.

Looking back, if I didn't choose to upgrade myself, I will probably still be stuck at a warehouse job, life is about making the right choices, like it or not you have to do it, just do it or else you will forever be stuck.

07 December 2014

Downpour and Thunder Storm

Thunder blasts all the time and the rain plus the big winds becomes even more powerful, me and wife almost all wet, lucky we are near home or else jia lat. Now year end also heavy rain, makes the weather even more cold, my house is on the hill so a bit like Genting Highlands haha, so cooling, if go outside without sweater sure catch a cold, this kind of weather must relax at home then shiok ;)

By the way just now we went to Clementi food centre, we tried the duck rice, wah damn good, the cooking style is like Yu Kee, but overall is less salty, soup also less heavy, it is like a lighter version of Yu Kee, very refreshing. Most important thing is the duck is tender like Yu Kee, shiok. The fruit juice is also damn power, there is one stall right next to a stall selling fried fritters, they have this soursop with dragon fruit juice, that one must try, super power for only $2.

03 December 2014

Today See Gynae with Wife

Did ultrasound and baby seems fine, heart beat looks strong, very active baby, look like me, neck long, I think it's a boy, head also big like me. Also took my wife's blood for the down syndrome test, my wife said they took 4 tubes! And from the scan, seems like baby is not at high risk for down syndrome but let's wait for the blood test result. Now what if baby has down syndrome, if my wife wants to continue then so be it, I anything, but down syndrome kids will have a tough life ahead... then again I see that these group of people are well supported, what I'm worried about is what happens if we are no longer there, who is going to take care of him/her.

Today the bill is $339.80, before government subsidy is $444, so having PR is good for this reason, imagine no PR today have to pay $444. And just now when I went upstairs to pay for my wife's hospital bill, saw one uncle and auntie looking quite surprised when they received their bill, heard is $31K, think their relative stayed in ICU for a few days and staying in B1, I think they are foreigners, no subsidy and they were discussing an installment plan with no interest. Singapore hospital bill really scary.

02 December 2014

40+ Not Married Must Be Something Wrong

I have a colleague from China who is in his late 40s and not married, he is not like your usual middle-aged man, this guy is super negative and everything is not good to him. Eat local food say not good, but if we go to a hawker centre with all the Chinese food and I commented that there was hardly any local food he straight away say cook myself if I don't like it, bloody hell, might as well we dine separately, I also didn't want to dine with him anyway.

Then buy toto he kept pestering everyone to see if anyone won, this kind of thing is private right, you don't go around asking everyone about it, so annoying, even when I'm so busy he can come up to me and ask me whether I won, if I won I won't be there seeing his face right.

Or when me and another colleague is talking he likes to interrupt and stop people from talking, really feel like slapping his face, he just wants to get his words across, which nobody gives a shit anyway. Little wonder that he is still not married, I'm sure no woman can stand his attitude, even a guy like me also beh tahan.

And not as if I didn't try to socialize with him, this guy ah, you say anything he will talk back with something negative, there is no way to talk to him like a normal person. Another example is I told him where can buy cheaper things, or which food is cheap and good, he told me cheap must be something wrong, what the hell right.