What my Mom said… (2)

Yasmin pills

After a period of deliberation, I decided to go on the pill.

Entering the 30s, it’s embarrassing that my face still breaks out like a rebellious teenager! Bloody hormones and genetics! Not sure if genetics was to be blamed, but might as well..

Also there’s the issue of irregular menstruation since the day I started bleeding. I’m not fussed about the reproductive part, more worried on the elaborated PMS part. It really does not feel good to be on the edge most of the time.

The pill is supposed to stop all these. Or at least make things better. And it did. Another post on this another time, maybe…

Asked my sister and doctor for advice. Finally decided to start off with Yasmin, a 21-day cycle pill. There are loads of information on the Net about it that would make you feel like burning all pharmacies that sell contraceptive pills. But if you feel so angry about everything, maybe it IS time to get started on the pill, you know what I mean?

It so happened that my sister and I were talking about Yasmin in front of our Mom. She asked what we were talking about? My sister replied that I was going to start on contraceptive pills. We were conversing in Mandarin so the Mandarin term for it is bi4 yun4 yao4, directly translated as ‘prevent pregnancy pill’.

And so in my Mom’s liberal albeit clouded desire for more grandchildren, she exclaimed, “Har, no need to bi4 yun4 la…”

Creative tipping request @ Whisk Outpost, 1Utama



Think it’s working. Took a peek, Apple’s winning… so far.

While shopping at Parkson…



A woman’s passion for shoes is a mysterious lifetime love affair. I can’t explain it myself. Though not traditionally a girly girl, something takes over my being when it comes to shoes. I can’t have just one, I can’t have enough. 

They are so prettyyyyyyyyy :)

Drama minggu ini

For the first time in my life, I had an allergy reaction to… something.

I used to be one of those lucky sods who could eat anything and not have to worry about getting a reaction. Except for the weight and cholesterol level lah, but that’s another story.

Well, looks like I’m out of that category.

Earlier today, I felt that something was not right.

Sure I’m a bit under the weather (STILL! CAN ANYONE MAKE IT STOP?!?) but this level of discomfort was… different.

My palms felt prickly, as though all the blood rushed there. I could see the congregation of blood as my palms turned red then slightly purple. And yes, prickly as the sudden blood rush made the nerves sensitive.

They itched like hell too.

I rushed to the toilet, looked at the mirror and saw that my T-zone was flushed and bright red. The ears too, and feeling rather hot. What is this sorcery??

Had to puke. Did. Stayed in the toilet for a while before going back to my office and had the most uncomfortable shut-eye ever.

After an hour, I woke up and I was okay again.

Damn odd, right? It was either an allergy reaction (I don’t really know, never had that before) or gong tau.

I haven’t made any terrible enemies to kena gong tau so I doubt it lah.

Anyway the only link I could find was this honey that my sister gave me.

Mysterious honey

I don’t really know what it says on the label. What does it say on the label?

I’ve taken honey before without any problems, so maybe this was some sort of special 9 9 mother of all honey.

Ah well, who knows.


Do you have a friend like KY?

One day KY buzzed me on MSN. He asked, “Do you read e-books?”

“Sometimes,” I replied. “Why?”

“Oh, e-books are great. If you have an e-book reader, you could practically have an entire library on the go.”

I paraphrased a little, but the point is, he went on for about 10 minutes elaborating on the greatness of e-books.

Then finally he said, “Okay Suan, I’m tired of going the roundabout way of saying this, but I’m going to give you an e-book reader.”


Suanie's iRiver HD from KY

I love my funny friends :)