Monday, May 30, 2011

Mid-Year School Holidays 2011

I've always tried planning for the school holidays but sometimes it just doesn't happen. So this time, didn't plan anything, we'll just go with the flow.

I did however plan to have my son circumcised this holidays. We went to the doctor for a consultation and the circumcision is set for this Thursday. H is a little apprehensive, but I've promised him a chocolate ice-cream cake and aunts, uncles and grandaunts and granduncles have also promised him toys so I'm sure he'll milk it for all it's worth.

We're going to do it in Damansara Specialist Hospital (DSH). The doctor, Dr Razak, a paediatric surgeon, is really nice and I've heard good things about his work. I'm still a little nervous as all mothers are, but expecting things to go smoothly and H will be back home by the afternoon.

Comedy Month

This month me and hubby attended four shows at the PJLA in conjunction with the PJLA Laugh Fest. All in all, it was a great month of entertainment for us.

The first show we attended was Harith and Douglas. As we've seen them quite a few times, it was the usual fare from Harith Iskandar but Douglas had some new stuff so definitely worth the tickets.

Second we caught Kam - Fully Loaded with Joanne Kam, Bibi Kay Poh and Will Quah. We've never seen any of her shows before so lots of laugh-out-loud moments with Joanne and Bibi, though I must admit Bibi was more hilarious. It was Will Quah's first foray into live comedy, though his jokes sometimes didn't elicit any laughs, he still proved to be quite an actor/dancer/drag queen.

Third show was Comedy Court. Again, totally new to us but definitely did not disappoint. They were witty, funny, intelligent and great singers to boot. Was also very impressed by their versatility in acting out their skits.

Lastly, we also saw Kuah Jenhan. We've always liked him in MACC and Infernal Affairs so decided to support his first solo show in PJLA. It was a great show and I'm glad that it was a full house.

After all the nights out and laughs, June is going to be pretty quiet.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Walking in the Rain

Headed to the park for a walk on Friday. Unfortunately it was raining cats and dogs, but it was surprisingly fun to walk in the rain. I haven't done that since I was in school. I ended up soaking wet despite pulling on my trusty raincoat, but I really enjoyed it.

I'm trying to make it a habit to have a walk in the park every Friday. It's nice to just get out a little, rather than just walking on the treadmill all the time. Taman Lembah Kiara in TTDI has two good walking/running track. You can choose to just have an easy walk on the ground level track around the park, or go further up the hill on the undulating track, which I do, so you can get your heart pumping and challenge your legs a little bit more. Another reason I prefer the higher track is because you're walking in between the trees, so it's cooler, quieter and you feel like you're walking in the jungle.

It's a little embarassing when men and women, more than twice my age, just sail past me. Maybe once I get fitter, I can actually start running :)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

British or American English?

Najib says US tutors are coming to teach English in rural areas article here. Are schools now being flexible with both British and American spelling? So when one student spells 'realize' and another spells 'realise', are both acceptable?

Call me old-fashioned, but I prefer sticking to the British style of spelling. If not for anything else, just for uniformity. Students can't even spell properly as it is, hell, even some teachers can't spell properly. Sticking to one style ensures discipline for one, and a streamlining of language teaching.

And the cost? RM18 million. Ok, ok, so whose pockets are we lining now?

Enough with knee-jerk policies, THINK THINGS THROUGH FOR ONCE!