Only today I just realized it’s been over a month since I last blogged or even logged into my account. Heck it, it’s been ages since I even turned on my stupid laptop. I”m surprised this piece of crap even works! But of course it’s lagging like a real pain. Something tells me this short post will end up taking alot of time just getting it sorted. I had sweet sweet friends reminding me to blog and update, lol but somehow I kept procrastinating like a stubborn mule and boom – it’s already going into June!
Happy first June y’all then – OZ is gearing up for the financial year end SALE and if you’re heading this way any time soon, you’re in for a real treat I tell you. If you’re into winter stuff I guess, haha.
Anyho at the risk of losing the remaining of what’s left of my readers, sob, just thought I’d update y’all on a few things going on in my boring ol life.
If you’ve been following my Instagram (and I hope you are!), you would have noticed that I was quite busy ‘galavanting’ Melbourne like a kutu in end april/early may because my sis was here for a good 2 weeks and mom is still around hence why the blog has taken a back seat.
Ain’t nobody got time to blog when you have family around yo.
I have SO many photos to share about the stuff we got up to in those past 2 weeks (it was a HAPPY 2 weeks I have to say) and also just blog about the shopping my sister did because I do think I could start off a career being an awesome personal shopper guide because she went back with an overloaded bag with plenty of bargains! Same thing when my MIL came over – after going to Sydney she actually said the places I took her had the best bargains
#bargainqueenstrikesagain it’s so uncool to pay retail price *blows finger nails*
SO yea, first update!
Secondly, I am working again!! Like after 1.5 freaking years of not slogging my arse. And let me tell you – going back to work after some time is never easy – the first week has been less than stellar because it feels like a bus or ton of brick has hit into me and my fats and it bloody hurts, lol. But the good news is, it’s not a permanent job as I”m just currently temping for a few weeks worth of assignments just so I can get some $ to SHOP. The things I do to prep myself for shopping and the upcoming sale is mind boggling, hehe.
Truth is, I wanted to work so badly some months ago.I suppose the whole routine of staying at home looking after Sairah alone got to me and I wanted some time to break that monotony. All this was of course before my mom and sis arrived. I got totally side tracked while they were here and had no inclination to work haha. But then this temp role was offered (which is a blessing in many ways coz getting a job in Melbourne can be a real bitch!) and I thought why not. Lo and behold I was then faced with the mother of all irony when I realized just after day 2 how I rather wish I was warmly snugged in bed in the mornings and could continue to spend time with Sairah.
Look at me overly dramatizing shit when it’s only been 4 days of work. LOL #indianfemaleproblems.
Let me wait for pay day and see if I feel any better, lol.
My days or rather in the past 4 days consist of waking up by 6.30 a.m to of course give my hair a long luxurious wash before getting ready. I’m just one of those weird people who need clean fresh hair to start the day. Then by 7.15 a.m I literally need to check on someone to make sure he gets ready because let me tell you something – that man effin annoys the shit out of me in the mornings because no 1: he has issues waking up no 2: his brains takes forever to ’start’ in the morning so by the time we’re out the door by 7.30 a.m I would have had my blood pressure already up and boiling. Let a snail or tortoise race with him in the mornings and most likely they would probably win and be out of the door compared to this old man.
Then of course we drive to the train station and in recent times parking has been full very quickly and a real bitch. But at least the trains arrive every 4-5 minutes so within 25 minutes I”m usually at the station near work (which is in an awesome location btw!). I buy my a cup of awesome cofffee and then walk another 6-8 minutes to reach the office. In that process I join thousands of other slaved minions rushing out of the train and walking into their respective offices just so bills can be paid. In my case- so some shopping can be done later on haha.
I remember when I first came here in 2008 and thought to myself – how cool would it be to be working/living in Melbourne and then boom – am finally doing it years later. It’s a very different feeling compared to working in KL I have to say.
Checklist – tick tick.
But do I want to continue doing this full time – probably not. I might consider part-time options but I don’t want to fully give up on mommy duties for Sairah.
Day care does cost an arm and a leg here and my poor baby has been resorted into walking to kinder now! The first day she walked to school her teacher actually told my mom how Sairah for the first time ever NAPPED during nap time in the afternoon.
Btw, I should note – it probably only takes 10-15 minutes to walk to school and that kid has probably done more walking in the city when we’re out galavanting, lol. Drama.
Sairah update: She will be turning 5 soon and oh lord, she has become quite a monster on some days! I think my sweet naive lil baby has taken a back seat after going to kinder, lol. At the same time it has taught her to be a lil bold and brave and she’s no longer the shy lil kid that she used to be. Which is good in many ways. However on some days I swear I just want to tear my hair out okie! I have no idea how stay at home moms deal with 2-3 kids!
Okay breathe in. Breathe out.
Sairah @ 4.5 years. May look sweet and innocent on the outside but don’t let it fool you!
Exciting times ahead because she’ll be having her first Bharatanatyam recital publicly in a month’s time and we can’t wait!
That aside, she’s still a good child me thinks. Since moving to OZ she has been of great help around the house. She helps me with the laundry sometimes where she eagerly helps put away her clothes in the cupboard. She helps put her plates and cups away in the sink whenever she’s done with her meals, helps prepare dinner with the small stuff and helps with whatever chores thrown her way though some things have taken a back seat since her grandmother arrived to Melbourne, haha.
She also loves helping her old man clean the car, considering how she’s also solely responsible for the mess she creates inside the car.
The cleaning gene however I do believe comes from the father, haha.
Clean clean clean – gotta get this car all clean and sparkly. Mommy also says there’s no such thing as a free lunch or stay so…
And now to move on picking up the leaves. Don’t you just love how autumn leaves (pun!) its trace around?!
And oh oh, my photo of Sairah got featured on Kmartaus Instagram a few weeks back! Major proud moment coz out of the thousands of people hash-tagging kmart I could just CRY how my photo of Sairah in their jacket was noticed and then featured on their Instagram *cries tears of joy*.
And btw- a free shopping advice, heh- Kmart IS a damn good place to shop because they have such awesome bargains.
*not paid to say this, not paid to say this -just another Kmart fan*
And last but not least, to leave this post on a ’sweet’ note, here are some photos of my panna cotta which I think I’ve perfected for now thanks to a simple recipe I found on a box of vegetarian gel powder!
Tadaaaa – Masterchef Australia, I”m coming for you next year and each dish will incorporate nothing but panna cotta coz cream is life!
Round 2 with some raspberry and chocolate hazelnut sauce. Oooh yummm.
Not too shabby eh? If anyone wants the recipe, just holler!
Bye for now and promise to blog more soon.
If not, head on to my Insta!
P.s: Yup as expected, took me 2 hours 20 minutes just to get this post up.