There’s nothing like being your own boss doing anything you want anytime, anywhere, anyhow.
It is bad when you are a lazy ass like me. Oh God, is it bad…..when my former principal, Mrs Bhupalan told me that Procrastination is the thief of time, she had a darn good reason for telling it to me. Instead of working, I am just doing everything else BUT work. I am already earning a wonderful salary, why do I have to work??? In an entire week, maybe I work a few hours but kaching-kaching, I could use July’s salary to walk into Hermes but. Why? Because it comes back more tenfold. I have been doing this all my life. It is a proven formula. Of course if you do it with the intention of getting back, then perhaps it won’t come back! But if you do it with a sincere heart without expectations, trust me, God is always watching.
So here I am instead of working. Heh.
Today, I got on the treadmill – BOOYAH!!! I am on a weight loss challenge, did I tell you? If I lose 10 kg by the end of October, I receive a prize worth a few thousand RM. Go me!!! Exercising is not the problem so much. Staying away from food is. How I love food. LOVE!!! Plus my friend recently bought me these original milk condensed milk tins. Oh. My. God. HEAVEN.
T1 finally finished her 1,000 piece WHAT IF jigsaw puzzle this morning from Ravensburger. Santa Claus brought it for her as she had been wanting it ever since we saw it in London. By golly, FINALLY!!!!!! I have been nagging her to complete it as she was doing it on my dining table and it has been 5 months!!! To the Hub’s credit, he helped her tremendously or we’d be waiting till next year to get our dining table back – the freebie dining table that my ex-boss gave me.
On the top is what you see on the box but on the bottom is what it actually is when you complete the puzzle. It is bloody hard!!!! I gave up. NO PATIENCE AT ALL.
T2 learnt to swim on her own finally as well at the beach over Raya. What an achievement that was. I am so, so proud of her. No more water wings, bye-bye floaties, sayonara water tubes. Did I tell you that despite not being able to read (although she has just picked this up), she managed to WOW us with straight As for her final exam? We were expecting her to fail all her papers and even re-sit Reception since we knew how far behind she was but lo and behold, she made it.
T1 has also started writing a book. OMG. I am SO excited about this project of hers because I did not prompt it and she is wanting to do this all by her own initiative. Leave kids be to their own devices and independence and you get resourceful, creative kids. Organise activities for them everyday and they are always led and taught, typical school fashion of learning. They won’t know what to do when there is nothing to do.
I am really excited because English is T1’s worst subject at school and not only that, she had very little interest in it but suddenly now she wants to write a book. I am anxiously awaiting the results of this years Royal Commonwealth Essay Competition that she submitted earlier this year which I thought was her best effort yet. T1 has been participating in the Royal Commonwealth Essay Competition since 2013 and actually won a Silver Award for that year amongst over 11,000 participants around the world and being the YOUNGEST participant as well. She was actually underaged to participate but what the heck, we took our chances not expecting to win anything at all so you can imagine our surprise and pride when she did. This is a recap of her entry essay at the age of 8.
The next year (which was last year), she participated again amongst 9,000 kids this time and STILL WON. But a notch lower and she got a bronze award. She was really, really disappointed. The essay was about Teamwork. Mind you, that was the year she was home schooled giving her LOADS of time to work on her essay YET!!!! Lazy girl (like her Mama) chose to finish it off at the 11th hour leaving me stressed as I was the one who had to scan it and email it over to ensure they received it. Bloody hell. I need to go find that essay and post it up for you to read. So yeah, I am so curious if she has a chance in winning anything this year.
She also recently wrote a good essay for her final year exam at school and scored 29 out of 30. Even I (being her greatest critic) thought it was a great essay and that’s saying a lot. For a 10 year old, it really wasn’t bad at all. So much for all my lost hopes for her being a writer. PHEW!!!
I’ve been really bored these days. What else? Too lazy to work that is. I actually have tons of work to do but I keep pushing it aside and playing instead. OK, I did take the girls out for lunch today and we met up with a very, very old swimming friend from RSGC who now lives in Hong Kong. She also went to UCL with me and it was great catching up with her. Last week, I overdosed my childhood friend from San Francisco with Izumio stories to death but because she is a true friend, I know damn sure she would still always be my friend no matter what. Unlike some of the part time friends I have. When things fail to go their way, they ditch me and bitch. Lalalalalala……*flips hair*
On a serious note, the people who know me, know me; and there are very few of those people because I am not an easy person to penetrate. Sure, I may tell you my life story because I truly have nothing to hide (eg I have not fucked around, I have not killed, I have not tried to kill myself, I have not been anorexic, I have not cheated, etc.) and my slate is clean but if you really wanted to penetrate me (Erm, unless you were Robert Downey Junior, I might consider?), you would have to stick around for a very long time. Most just give up and that is fine with me because I practise non-attachment.
Oh, so my Hong Kong friend suggested Intermittent Fasting and said it really worked. Just for 2 days, I need to eat very little, and then for the rest of the week, as per normal again. Sounds too good to be true but let’s see how we progress with my 10 Izumio a day plan first. I am also dying for some Unicorn Pressed Juices which I think are the BEST juice in all of KL at the moment (apart from my own home made ones of course, expect that I am too lazy AGAIN to make them). Mind you, I have tried majority of the brands out there in KL for juices so thank you, Paik Ling, for introducing them to me. I LOVE THEM!!
T2 is having her 6th birthday next week and I am supposed to organise a small birthday party. Fish! I want to make it really special for her so I am going to buy a ton of balloons to blow up the night before (we have done this for T1 before, filled the entire bedroom with balloons) and decorate the place beautifully so she wakes up to magic. She is such our little princess. I haven’t figured out the menu yet but she wants some Lego set and a Barbie set for her birthday (oh gosh…) and because we love her so much, we will just get it. She has been making me beautiful cards being so incredibly sweet and has generally been a very good girl. If you ever have a devil for a child, trust me then that it DOES get better. I used to want to kill her. Not anymore. Heh.
T1 has started to get some serious zits on her face from entering puberty. I cannot believe it and I refuse to believe it. She definitely has her father’s genes because I never had a zit problem as a kid. Hers is REALLY BAD!!! Poor baby. I am going to start her on an Izumio regime to calm it down. Hopefully it will work.
How did I get from being your own boss to rambling on about the kids? Oh, I am procrastinating…..that’s why. Just keep writing and writing…..anything…..as long as I do not have to face my work.
The Hubs miraculously went to get a haircut at Grace Salon last week for a cool price of RM85 and he actually looks good!!! Usually he goes to the Indian barber for a fraction of that and comes out looking like a coconut. He has been very busy as usual but making an effort to spend more time with me (now that I am my own boss and have more time to merajuk). We go for breakfast every morning after sending the girls early to school at 7am an then he sends me home to my treadmill. Bleh.
What is in store for August then now that July is almost coming to an end? What say I actually do some work. Uhuh. Kick that lazy ass into high gear and go all out to get some results? To be fair to me, and my lady boss fully agrees, I deserve a break. I have worked so damn hard (not as hard as I used to when I was working in corporate but still as a non-employed person, I have worked hard because dealing with people is HARD WORK!) that I deserve to chill a bit.
I have been putting off visiting the Doctor and am very nervous about seeing them again because although I am feeling all fine and dandy, you just never know do you? I had a lung cancer patient who was diagnosed this year and he had ZERO symptoms. Yet he’s been diagnosed Stage 4 cancer. It fucking sucks. I have joined a Facebook group for heart patients and it is depressing. Yet there is a lot of support, but nevertheless depressing especially when some are just fighting so hard to stay alive. I guess I’m just not ready to go just yet. There was a debate about who dies more, cancer patients or heart patients? OK, moving along…..
Enough of my crap. Who can I buy flowers for this week?**************************************************************************
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Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard with oodles of love, passion and integrity.
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