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Monday, December 31, 2007

New Year's Eve 2007 / New Year's 2008

For the past 3 weeks, there was lots of binge-ing, gifts and chocolates! Now, we're reaching near the year end celebrations. In fact, its going to be a brand new year in about 30 minutes. So first of all, let me start of by wishing one and all a Happy Brand Spanking New 2008!

While some are with friends at countdown parties and others are chilling out at home with family, I'm here at my computer updating this blog. For the past few years, New Year's has been spent with Wifey. Today, its no different, just that Wifey has already gone to bed. :-D I guess its real tiring being pregnant + spending one whole day shopping!

I'm not much of a resolution maker so this year, its going to be simple, stay healthy and try to be a good dad in the latter part of the year ... hehe!

As for wishes for 2008:
1. Good health and happiness for my family and all my frens.
2. Healthy mom and baby in May 2008.
3. More great business deals and bonuses!

The countdown's starting soon, so CHEERS to a brand new year! *POP*

Monday, December 24, 2007


Mr and Mrs Koosh wishing all readers a ...

Tuesday, December 18, 2007


My youngest brother has come back from Australia and is now helping to "clear up" Dad's place. The last visit I had to my Dad's I was quite shocked to see the amount of "rubbish" that they had dug up and was supposedly for disposal.

Anyway, they managed to find plenty of old stuff which I am still sifting through. Some of the interesting items which I have found so far are:

Queenstown Kindergarten Report Card (outside) Queenstown Kindergarten Report Card (inside)

My kindergarten Report Card from waaaaaay back in 1976 when I was only 5 years old!

Permaisura Primary School Report Book Margaret Drive Primary School Report Book

My Report Books from Permaisura Primary School and Margaret Drive Primary School. I was in Margaret Drive Primary school for only a few months in Primary 1, after which I was transferred to Permaisura. Reason was Margaret Drive was "too far" away from home and it took more than 1 hour for the school bus to bring me home after school.

Bus Pass (Full Time NS)

My bus pass when I was in Full Time NS!!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Coconut Candy Blocks

Yummy! I have not seen traditional coconut candy blocks for a few years already, so imagine my surprise when I found them being sold at Glory Snack Shop at Lido Cineplex! They are one of my favourite childhood snacks.

Coconut candy blocks typically come in packs of 5 rectangular blocks in different colours; Green, Orange, Red, White and Dark Brown. Solid chunks of coconut and sugar, a super treat for the sweet tooth. They used to be pretty cheap but now its S$2.00 per pack.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

New Maid

We finally picked up our FDW (Foreign Domestic Worker, aka Maid) from the employment agency last Thursday. We brought her directly to MIL's place as she will be permanently there (at least for now) taking care of MIL until later when Wifey delivers.

Anyway, she is pretty tall compared to other Indonesian maids. Hopefully it means more strength to support MIL when she needs to move around. The maid also has 6 years experience working in Singapore (although it was only for 1 family), and it shows. This also means paying a premium for her salary.
After reaching MIL's place and a bit of orientation, she got to work. Comparatively, I guess its easier for her to take care of 1 elderly (and 1 newborn soon) as compared to a family of 6 with 3 kids as with her previous employer.

FIL and us are currently monitoring her performance and so far so good. Keeping our fingers crossed ...

Monday, December 03, 2007

The Maid ...

The maid we selected apparently insisted on 2 days off per month which we could not afford. After negotiating with the agent, the agent decided to send her back.

As a result, we had to select another one. Last week, Wifey phone interviewed this other maid who is currently still in Indonesia and found her quite ok. So she will be on her way and should arrive in Singapore this week. Will be see her soon. Hope her attitude and personality is good ...


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