Monday, March 19, 2018

Week 11 (Part 1)

12th Mar (Mon)

Usually, nowadays, in the morning, I will have fruits as my breakfast.  Carbo like rice, noodle, etc. for lunch.  Dinner will be without carbo except for weekend.  Not too sure if I am eating the right way.  A friend was telling me, eat less, more meal.  If hungry, eat nuts.

My lunch at a neighbourhood coffeeshop.  Mixed rice @ $3.80.



Baked beans with egg

Went to the Day Care Centre in the afternoon.  Occasionally during the afternoon activity, the staff will ask those who are in the same group with my mum.  Today is what day?  Where is this place? Etc.  Usually my mum answer will be Community Centre (The Day Care Centre is next to the Community Centre).  The staff then told her, this is not Community Centre, Community Centre is next door, this place is Senior's Club (乐龄俱乐部).

Before going for my class, pass by Toast Box and saw that there are empty seats, had a cup of coffee @ $1.90 before going for my class.  How times flies, it's already lesson 7, I have 5 more lessons to go before I complete the Caregivers-to-caregivers Education Program.

13th Mar (Tue)

Call up the Nurse from the Memory Clinic to check if she's available to meet as I have some issues regarding my mum to check with her.

After the meetup with the Nurse, went to 1983 Coffee and Toast as I wanted to try out the curry chicken.

The curry chicken comes with rice or bread.  I choose rice.  The set cost $4.90 which I find is much nicer than the one I had in Bukit Merah View.

My kaki Sharon had WhatsApp me earlier on that she is able to make it for Kickboxing workout at MBC.  Before going for the workout, I was at Alexandra Retail Centre when I pass by a bakery shop and saw a Halloween display, so took picture of it.

Since my kaki Sharon need not go to her mum's place that night and she was craving for Indian foods.  We were at Alexandra Retail Centre, one of the Indian eatery place, she ordered the above set.  I was not hungry, so didn't order any food.

My coffee @ $2.40

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Week 10 (Part 4 of 4)

10th Mar (Sat)

I sign up for a Caregiver Support Group @ New Horizon Centre (Bukit Batok) where I get to meet other caregivers whose love one has the same diagnosis as my mum and also there's a talk by guest speaker.

It's suppose to be from 2.30pm  - 4.30pm, but as the speaker is unable to make it in the afternoon, it was change to 10.30pm - 12pm.

There are two guest speakers for that day, Mr Seith and Ms Sally from Agency for Integrated Care.  Topic for that day is Planning Ahead : Advance Care Planning.

While have refreshment after the talk, a few of us was sitting in the same table.  A lady was sharing that her dad did not shower for, I won't share the duration here, it stunned me. My mum has the same problem in which there's a time, my mum did not shower for three weeks.

But now, thank God, after she goes to the Day Care Centre, if she does not shower every day, at least she will shower alternate days.  She used to wear the 101 cloth, but now at least she change every day.

Since my mum has eaten in the morning, so I thought I will go Church for the 1.30pm Hokkien Service as I need to clarify with Pastor on an issue about my mum. If not, I have to go home.

After the service, I was at Bukit Merah View, as I was craving for Curry Chicken, there's a stall in the Food Centre selling curry chicken, order it.  Price is $3.50.

Rice is $0.50.  After that, tabao a packet of rice back for my mum.

11th Mar (Sun)

Start off my day with a Zumba workout at my neighbourhood.

* Picture by RC volunteer

After the workout, went back to have a shower before proceeding to the Community Centre for the Community Health Screening which I have register at $2.  My mum didn't go for the blood test as she has did it less than 1 year.  But I did sign up for her the Functional Screening which is for age 60 and above.  What they did : oral health, vision and hearing.

Bump into an auntie whose hubby has the same diagnosis as my mum.  She was sharing that when her hubby was talking to her, he will shout at her.  I then told her, my mum is the same.  When with others, she's courteous, when with me, the not nice tone will be there.

After everything done, it's lunch time.  My mum had roasted duck rice @ $3 at the nearby coffeeshop.

I had fishball mee kia @ $2.50.  At first, I thought of mi tai bak, but no more mi tai bak.  Business was good that day, my mum finish her roasted duck rice, but my fishball mee kia was not here yet.

One plain and one egg prata @ $2.50 to share with my mum.

Earlier on at the Day Care Centre that my mum goes to, they have an Open House, try the tie and dye.  We were told to open after one week and wash it.

2nd round of exercise is, Sundays at the Park at my kampong from 5pm to 6pm.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Week 10 (Part 3 of 4)

9th Mar (Fri)

I walk over to PPHCSC while my mum was waiting for the transport, and seeing no Q,  went for the breakfast, business was good, left not much bee hoon at that time.  After my mum board the transport, I walk back to PPHCSC, no more bee hoon.  Some residents were left with nothing to eat that one of the staff has to walk to the Food Centre to buy bee hoon.

An auntie saw me, ask me, your mum go Day Care Centre.  Reply her, yes.  Again, the same old question pop up, no need to pay?  Seem that these people is more interested about money.  As I never ask question, what is the elderly doing in the Day Care Centre.  From what I understand, her grandson school fee, she apply for financial assistance, so her grandson school fee, she needs not pay.  But my mum Day Care Centre fee, not under financial assistance lah, got to pay leh.  Unless I got kind soul people to sponsor lor, then no need to pay lor.  If not, where got no need to pay leh. 

 I have a book in mind to borrow from the library, was at the coffeeshop having my lunch to avoid the lunch crowd.   Roasted meat rice @ $3.50.

Managed to find the book I wants to borrow.

Tea break for my mum at the Day Care Centre, chicken pie.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Week 10 (Part 2 of 4)

7th Mar (Wed)

Need to do marketing and end up at Jurong West 500+ market.

Had porridge

With 梅菜

braised egg

Chicken cutlet

Total : $4.50

My extra,  scone @ $0.60 from a bakery shop while buying bread.  I always can't resist the temptation and end up buying something to eat.

The driver ask me if I will be going to the Day Care Centre, told her I will be going in later which is in the afternoon.  While the elderly are playing games, i "pretend" to be Uncle, sitting there finding words.

The staff was asking my mum if she wants drawing.  My mum was not keen.  Another staff was telling me, usually elderly don't want, must encourage them.  But when she went over to persuade my mum, was not successful. So with few elderly, guess they are the same diagnosis with my mum as the same few elderly in the same group in the afternoon activity.

They were each given a plastic spoon, then a ping pong ball was pass round, the last elderly will put the ping pong ball in the egg tray.

Tea break, croissant with egg filling

While at home, I was asking my mum, how come she doesn't want to draw.  Her answer was, she doesn't know how to draw, waste paper, waste crayons and she likes to play ping pong.

8th Mar (Thur)

As I was rushing for time, as I was going to the Day Care Centre, I didn't manage to go to the supermarket to get some items need.  Have to make another trip.

On Monday (5th Mar), pass by a Cafe which is next to the venue for my class, saw they have a new item, which is Nasi Kerabu with Chicken Satay.  Was back to try it out.

While on the way to the cafe, pass by a temporary stall selling the above, not too sure what it's call, I ever eat it and like it.  Bought a small pack @ $3.50.

Nasi Kerabu with Chicken Satay @ $6.90

Went to the Day Care Centre in the afternoon.  Chinese Ministry Pastor and some volunteers from PPH Brethren Church was there to sing song and Pastor preach a small sermon.

Tea break was yam cake with a piece of cake brought over by the volunteers of PPH Brethren Church to celebrate birthday for those born in the month of March.

* Facebook picture

Had my workout at Raffles Holland V

Monday, March 12, 2018

Week 10 (Part 1 of 4)

5th Mar (Mon)

Some problem, called up the relevant Government Agency, somemore, it's Monday, the phone call was a bit difficult to get through.  When I manage to get through, I was told system problem and Islandwide affected and ask me to check back the next day and the lady was telling me, she has received a lot of calls when she step into the office.

Lunch at a neighbourhood coffeeshop, vegetarian bee hoon mee @ $3.00.

I like this kind of noodle, forget to ask the seller where she got the noodle from.

Need to go to the Community Centre to register for an event, as the Day Care Centre that my mum goes to, is next to the Community Centre, I went to the Day Care Centre.  My mum share table with an Uncle.  The Uncle everyday will bring along a book, whenever there's free time, he will find those words.  It so happen he was tired and "sleeping", I ask him if he could lend me the book to find those wording.

Before going for my class, I drop by the Food Court again.  Thus round, manage to eat bo bo cha cha @ $2.10. 

6th Mar (Tue)

Joke of the day

There's an elderly Auntie who stays a storey below me, she also goes to the Day Care Centre, but different Centre.  It so happen when bringing my mum down to wait for the transport, bump into Auntie and her daughter.  Auntie daughter ask me if I am bringing my mum go drink coffee, then she told me the Day Care Centre her mum goes to is closed.  So I told her, my mum is going to the Day Care Centre as the Centre my mum goes to is open.

While waiting for the transport, was stun when Auntie transport turn up, so I walk over to the driver and told the driver, I bump into Auntie and her daughter and was told the Day Care Centre was closed.  The driver then said no leh, not close, got open leh.  The driver then call up Auntie daughter who told him she receive a letter saiding the Day Care Centre was closed.   Then heard from the driver that fetch my mum that Rehabilitation Centre is close, Day Care Centre is open.

Lunch was tahu telor @ $4 at a neighbourhood halal coffeeshop.

My relative gave me a packet of the above during CNY.  My mum don't eat it.  If I were to open the packet, I will end up finishing the whole packet in no time, then I will have to work extremely hard to burn it off.  So what to do with it.  I open up the packet, pack 1/2 packet, bring to PPHCSC Tuesday karaoke session.  Usually every Tuesday, there will be this guy, nickname haha who will be there to sing karaoke.  From what I understand, haha likes titbits, so share the calories with haha.

Tea break at the Day Care Centre for my mum.

Wanted to go for workout, but was tired, end up resting.

Friday, March 9, 2018


The other day, while going for workout at Sentosa Broadwalk.

Saw FUN-Tastic, curious, so make a trip to Sentosa.

Reading my Zodiac sign, there's a Snoopy, so took picture of it.

Giant Snoopy in the middle of Sentosa Broadwalk.

Snoopy fishing



Inside Sentosa Island

@ Beach Station

Nothing much there.

Thursday, March 8, 2018


3rd March (Sat)

Again, my mum throw tantrum in the morning when I ask her to take her medication.

As usual, went Church, then went Bukit Merah Central for early dinner.  The coffeeshop she wanted to go, only the Malay and Indian stall is open.

My mum had soto ayam with bergedil @ $3.70.

I had dry mee Siam with chicken wing and egg @ $4.

4th March (Sun)

It has been a while since I went Bukit Panjang Plaza for Kickboxing workout.

*Facebook picture

Bukit Panjang Plaza Kickboxing workout is on every alternate Sunday from 10am to 11am lead by Instructor Dennis.

After the workout, I need to take my lunch and also to tabao food back for my mum.  While walking round at Hillion Mall which is opposite Bukit Panjang Plaza, saw 干捞面, order a bowl at $4.90 to try out.  Nothing to shout about.

The noodle

Went for a hair cut in the late afternoon, has been 2 months since I last had my haircut.  The hairdresser was mentioning, best to have it cut after 1 to 1 1/2 months, if not the hair will be out of shape.  But for me, I only go when I feel that my hair has grown long and time for a haircut.

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