Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Life, Smell The Roses

Entering motherhood I made many friends through forums and groups. Most of them, if not all, gave me opportunity to continuously learn and share about parenthood and life in general. One such person that has touched me at personal level with her sharing is Claire Khoo. She was diagnosed with Stage 3 Triple Negative Breast Cancer end of last year and is now undergoing treatments.

She founded The Breast Cancer Survivors & Warriors Group in Facebook and shares her experience on her Claire Khoo blog. Her article was recently featured on MSN Lifestyle Malaysia. Her writings are a delight to read, more so with her personality reflecting through it. She is indeed celebrating the odds, celebrating life like none of us ever can.

Her experience has taught me to appreciate my life and health in particular. Her positive outlook to everything from the beginning of her journey is simply astounding. The very first time that I was chatting with her about her treatment I was shocked beyond words, but she warmed me up, and humbled me with her strength shining through her words. It was one of kind of experience which I will never forget. Reading her blog posts from time to time reminds me how life indeed needs our good spirits to hurdle through every thing, anything!

In the spirit of life and living, this brings me to the good cause of this post.

AXA AFFIN, in collaboration with National Cancer Society Malaysia (NCSM), are supporting cancer patients currently undergoing chemotherapy in a cancer outreach campaign. AXA AFFIN will fund the chemotherapy daycare usage to one cancer patients for every blogger that links back to AXA AFFIN 110CancerCare website in their effort to care for cancer patients. 

In essence, this one post gets a cancer patient one-day funding for their daycare usage at NCSM Treatment Centre. This is my humble contribution for those who need the support as well as the good spirits!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Hello There

1, 2, go! Happy Diwali, Merry Xmas and Happy New Year!

It does not feel good neglecting my blog for two months now. Its been 4 months since I started wearing a new hat. Changing gears from a stay at home mother (SAHM) to a full time working mother (FTWM) is really something. In between there was so much happening. And as much as I would like to pen (or rather type) more, I will let the pictures do the talking this time round.

As usual Hema surprises us with the sweetest gifts from India.

This is how we chill out when the kids are asleep. Don't judge me.

Sanju with this 5 minutes of glory wearing jippa from India during Diwali.

Jeev's MGR get up on Diwali.

And then some dishum dishum MGR style.

My moment of mehendi pride for Diwali.

My brother's house warming dishum dishum moment.

Heeee I am girl!

Yes, they still enjoy food with their own hands, occasionally.

The kids' first ever flight. It doesn't matter that it was for less than an hour, in a tiny flight.

Sanju with my sister. While Jeev left his seat empty being strapped with me.

Sanju and his prized possessions milking his uncle dry.

A very somber Xmas mood. 

My sister's wedding. Spot the boy.

The most eligible bachelors.

Astronaut Paul Frank.

At BurgerLand. Kids insisted to eat the large burger pillows.

And hey it is back to school for both of them in full uniforms!

Happy birthday to me! Thanks Rubini and Priya!

And a very embarassing candle blowing and cake cutting. Ok stop counting the candles now.

Hybrid Ironman. Don't ask me how.

The kids in their unconventional sleeping patterns. Every day is an adventure at slumberland.


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