I hate Hospitals!

I hate hospitals! Argh! I really do! I have hated them since I was a kid as I have spent a LOT of time in them. If I had a choice, I would eliminate hospitals from my life altogether but unfortunately I have this heart defect that requires regular visits to them. Shish. I spent THIRTY hours at hospitals this week alone of my precious days and I lugged both kids everywhere within. I was scheduled to visit my cancer patient at the hospital too but didn’t make it because I didn’t realise I needed so many hospital visits myself and also her hospital didn’t allow young children and I had no babysitter. I will go next week when the kids are back at school.

Being so busy in and out of hospital, I have not lifted a finger to work at all this week, I have not cooked nor done any laundry or cleaned the home AT ALL. It has been an extremely busy week and people actually ask me, “Busy doing what?”

Errrr…….???

Almost 20 years ago, I was asked this same question when I did not respond to a friend’s SMS from morning till night as I was too busy at work to the point I forgot to eat and when it was 7pm, I realised SHIT, I hadn’t even had breakfast!!! Nobody understands. Unless you were in a position of the same (Country Manager of Regus then), you would just not understand. Just imagine if you had 10 projects and each one had deadlines and for each project, you were responsible for the outcome and that could mean losing 10 million dollars for your stake holders, or it could mean some Myanmar children not eating for a week, or it could mean your patient dying on you because you did not get Izumio to him on time. These are important things to me and as long as I know that my family and friends are OK, I will get them done as promised. 20 years ago, it meant getting an entire office ready for new clients to move in, dealing with 200 emails per day and a non-stop ringing phone. My busy-ness hasn’t changed much from my Regus days and now.

People get mad at me because I no longer have time for them in my life. And they blame it on bloody MLM. MLM has changed me. Actually, I have not changed one bit. Ask my school friends. I still see them and I am still the very busy person as always. Just because I no longer do what THEY want me to do, I am suddenly on their blacklist. My REAL friends know I am busy and they ACCEPT me the way I am. If any of them were dying, or if their hearts were crying, they would know how to call me and say, I need you. And they would also know that I would drop everything to  be with them. I’ve done it many times!!! But if you just want to talk cock, forgive me but I have more important things to do. Without sounding arrogant, please find other people to talk cock with. Which is why I hardly see anyone! I don’t have the time!!! This is not about me being on my high horse. This is just me being plain and brutally honest. If you are not happy with me, cut me out of your life. Let’s make this simple. And by the way, I am not doing MLM but you are entitled to think whatever you want.

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Understand that every woman goes through phases in their lives. Some go through a shopping phase, some go through a want to get popular phase, some go through a spiritual phase, some go through a I hate my husband phase, some go through a desperation phase, some go through a social climbing phase, some go through a lonely phase, some go through a want to make money phase, some have a purpose, some just get through day to day, and some just feel sorry for themselves forever. Whatever phase it is you are going through, find like minded people to go through your journey with you. Only good friends can withstand the test of time where the individuals go through different phases with each other throughout the years and still have each others back. I am currently going through a healing phase. If anyone, ANYONE cannot deal with that, please let me show you the door. I don’t have time for anyone right now. If you were a true friend, you would understand. Period. Instead I have people writing from the UK to send me love because they had heard……THOSE are the people I need. I have people offering their time to teach me how to cook healthy. Another keeper.

When my friend had cancer, she cut a large, LARGE portion of people OUT of her life because they were all just noise. When you have such a life changing event to deal with, you cannot afford any noise, you cannot afford any stress. And unfortunately, people bring on stress. I completely respected her for doing so and she is doing well now, eating healthy having moved away from the city to live a cleaner and healthier lifestyle. Whenever I am down, almost never, I would knock on her door. And she would graciously open it for me to give me a hug and put the crazy women groups back into perspective. I am so blessed to have lived with this Homeschooling woman.

Some people are crazy and I totally understand from her perspective why she didn’t even bother to fight with those crazy women who just wanted to pick fights with her all the time. If you are so reactive, you must have issues and usually it is about the mother or an ex. Once people have resolved their issues, they become non-reactive and calm. All these crazy women…..sigh. I just let them be. They will understand when they are older and gain more experience in life. I can see them all rolling their eyes as they read this but it’s true. Find the inner peace within your soul and people will no longer irk you.

I have a bad habit of drifting off topic, did I tell you? And you know, since I remember, the person who is having an issue with me did not once ask why I was at the hospital and if I was OK. BFF much? Others have dropped similar chicks off their list because it is too tiring dealing with high maintenance people where it is only their way and their views. Tis’ a shame because I actually liked her and I’m so jealous that she is friends with everyone but not me. Please, if you knew me since I was 12, you’d know that it is not in my DNA to be jealous of anyone.

Back to Hospitals. Wow. My kids can show you where everything is at the 2 hospitals I frequent already! Pantai Hospital has renovated well and there is a whole new consultant’s wing with a food court that has Boost Juice, a Sushi Bar, a Bakery, Mexican food, Malay food and I cannot remember what else. Papa Rich has moved into the old Starbucks area and Starbucks has a HUGE space at the new wing just opposite Borders. Not bad. I haven’t explored IJN as extensively but I don’t think they have as many goodies.

This here, ladies and gentlemen, is a Nasi Kawan. Hmm. To me that means Friendship Rice. I ordered it just to see what the heck it was and it turned out to be one deep friend chicken drumstick and plain white rice with a bowl of potato curry on the side. The fuck???!!!! OK whatever.

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Because the chicken was so skinny, I asked T1 to go get me another single drumstick and this is what I got for RM4 freaking dollars. Can you just see how much MEAT there is in that chicken? They charged RM4 for 4 bites of chicken!!!

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My kids, they make me go bankrupt. Every day we were at hospital, they wanted Boost Juice. Every trip to Boost Juice cost me about RM40 or more. On the 3rd day, they actually delivered it to our table and the lady complimented T2 for ordering a totally GREEN JUICE. She couldn’t believe that a kid would drink a vegetable juice. Well done, T2.

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I will be seeing hospitals for another 2-3 weeks and I am praying to God that all will be OK so I can make it to Nagoya with my team in good form!!! Please pray for me because I really, REALLY want to go crazy in Japan with my AMAZING team of girlfriends!!! We have had so much fun building our businesses and this will be their first time going on an Izumio trip, more than 20 of us, can you believe it??? And the best part? Our big boss is giving us shopping money to shop in Japan!!! Not just a few hundred Ringgit OK? He’s giving us each much more. Yay!!! We have the most generous boss ever.

I guess I should really start thinking about packing, huh??? It’s only 2 weeks away and the kids start school in 2 days and I will be shit busy being their chef, driver and tutor all over again. I also have a pile of registrations that have not been done, a backlog from my hospital week. Busy!!!!! But a good busy. No complaints at all. I LOVE my life.

Oh, I forgot to mention, since I am a strong women’s advocate, I have ensured that ALL my Doctors are women. Not bad huh? And to all the crazy women in the world, please forgive me. It has never been a problem for me. It is only me that has been the problem for you. I have no grudges against anyone and I welcome positivity and love into my life.

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Who is Mamapumpkin?
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 early stage 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. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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