Thursday, May 31, 2018

Week 21 (Part 2)

25th May (Fri)

My mum ask me to go to the Day Care Centre, reply her that I already went yesterday, so today, I won't be going.

As usual, PPHCSC breakfast is beehoon with youtiao, egg.

Ask Uncle Choo whether his wife has been discharge, was told not yet.  Told Uncle Choo, I will visit his wife, but I will not buy any food for her to eat (she has chronic condition, I dare not anyhow buy food for her to eat).

So after the breakfast session, went to visit Mrs Choo.  This round, she tell me, another time you come, buy laksa, chee cheong fun for me to eat.  Reply her, next round, I want to see you back at the kampong and not in hospital.

My brunch after visiting Mrs Choo, steamed dumpling, 6 pcs @ $4.20.

26th May (Sat)

My mum didn't go Church and after service, it was raining heavily.

So went to the refreshment area, thought only coffee/tea being served, but there are foods being served too.

As there is 3 candidates from the Hokkien Service getting baptism, so stay to show some support.

After that, was at Kim San Leng coffeeshop at Bukit Merah View having my early dinner.

Had porridge

with 梅菜

Not too sure what is this dish called, ask them and was told it's call 美人鱼.

Long bean

Total : $3.60.

27th May (Sun)

Last Sunday of the month, Zone 2 RC Senior Friendship Circle (for age 60 and above).

Breakfast for the Seniors, my mum finish half packet of it, no prize for guessing who has to finish up for her.

After that, we went to the coffeeshop to eat her favourite stall sliced fish mee sua @ $3.50.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Week 21 (Part 1)

21st May (Mon)

I have wanted to check out the halal coffeeshop what do they sell during Ramadan month.

There are 3 temporary stall, one sell kuehs, another not ready yet, the other one, in the midst of preparation and some foods are ready.

So I bought the roti kerab which comes with curry chicken (2 drumlet) @ $3 which I will say that it's nice.

22nd May (Tue)

Was schedule for a mammogram screening at the Polyclinic.  I ever heard that it's painful while doing it, but surprising,  I  don't really feel the pain.  From what I understand, the machine is new.  Old machine, might feel the pain.

Fee is $50 for Singaporean after subsidy.  Heard that at age 50, it's free, after 50, have to pay $50 and can used medisave, too bad, I can't use medisave.

After done with the mammogram, was at Jurong West st. 42 as need to buy certain items and makan.

Had 船仔粥 @ $4 which has you tiao, a bit of this and that like peanut, 鱿鱼, sliced fish.

While walking towards the venue for my Bible Study Fellowship in the evening, saw a cat sitting on top of a car.

23rd May (Wed)

I bought a packet of pork liver from the supermarket.

Used it to stir fry pork liver

On the way to the Day Care Centre, saw the above flower.

Hari Raya decoration at the Community Centre.

As usual, the Malay guy, darling here, darling there.  Afternoon activity is bingo, the staff said : Good afternoon A, he reply : Good afternoon darling.

Tea break for the elderly, muffin.

24th May (Thur)

After my mum boards the transport, I walk over to PPHCSC, as I wants to check with the Executive Director on an issue in regards to my mum.

The Social Worker who visit my mum monthly, SMS me yesterday that she will be visiting my mum in the Day Care Centre.  So I went to the Day Care Centre.

Didn't see Ah Ma C and her helper, ask Uncle T helper, was told Ah Ma C was making noise during the night and the helper not enough sleep, tired, so was not at the Day Care Centre.

During the exercise session, was chatting with Uncle T helper where she mention she taking care of Uncle T in the night and she sleep in the same room with Uncle T, Uncle T, if didn't sleep at night, will wake her up and if she didn't wake up, will throw pillow at her.

As the Malay guy is not there, the exercise session in the morning was rather quiet.

After the exercise, and after my mum go toilet, ask the auntie (the one who always ask transport come already anot - same table with my mum), if she wants to go toilet, she was worried her seat might be taken up by other's, so I was told to "keep an eye" on her seat while the staff wheel her to the toilet.

Lunch is brown rice with cauliflower and mushroom, fish and egg.

Thought I will go back after my mum has taken her lunch, but she ask me to stay on.

So lunch was ee mian @ $4 from the nearby coffeeshop.

While at the coffeeshop, bump into Uncle T wife, the Uncle who had a fall, ask the wife how he fell, was told he fell at home.  I was telling her, the other time I ask Uncle T, he said he fell at the Day Care Centre.  The wife was saiding he ever had an operation in the brain, he was confuse.

As today is the 4th Thursday, Chinese Ministry Pastor and volunteers from PPH Brethren Church is in the Day Care Centre.

Before the start of the program, ask auntie again if she wants to go toilet, her reply is if she go toilet, the transport come and don't see her, the transport will leave without her.  And ask me to tell the staff, when the transport come, wait for her while she go toilet.

Tea break for the elderly - dessert

Homemade item by volunteers from PPH Brethren Church for the elderly.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Week 20 (Part 4)

19th May (Sat)

Didn't go for Church service as I have sign up for Caregiver Support Group at New Horizon Centre (Bukit Batok).  

Topic : Sundown Symptoms Management in Dementia Care.

Speaker : Dr Lim Jun Pei, Associate Consultant, Tan Tock Seng Hospital - Centre for Geriatric Medicine, Cognition and Memory Disorder Service (Geriatric Medicine), Continence Service (Geriatric Medicine)

Refreshment after the talk

Saw a few Caregivers at a table chatting, thought want to kaypo, but I want to watch the last episode of the 7pm show, so make a move to have any dinner and tabao food for my mum.

Was at Bukit Batok East, wanted to have Salted Fish Pork Patty Rice, but sold out, so go for the Salted Egg Pork Patty Rice @ $3.50.

And a chicken wing @ $1.50

20th May (Sun)

3rd Sunday of the month, brought my mum to Zone 3 monthly Senior Friendship Circle.

Breakfast for the Seniors - beehoon, chwee kueh, chee cheong fun, swiss roll.

Guest-of-Honour, Member of Parliament for my constituency is there too.  And police officer is there to share about crime prevention with the elderly.

As my mum hair is long, she goes for the free haircut for the elderly by the volunteers who will come every month to cut hair for the elderly. Kudo to the volunteers.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Week 20 (Part 3)

18th May (Fri)

Told my mum, you go to the Day Care Centre, I don't go.  She then tell me, if the auntie scold her again, how, reply her, don't argue with the auntie, let the staffs know.  She seems want me to go, so told her I will go in the afternoon.

When the transport arrive, the staff was mentioning, they will have staff around the area where my mum's sit to monitor the situation.

As usual, the breakfast at PPHCSC, bee hoon with youtiao.

Laksa prepare by staffs of PPHCSC

An auntie was mentioning to me that Uncle Choo wife was in Hospital.  Uncle Choo was there, ask him about it and which Hospital his wife is in.  But he doesn't know the ward and bed no.

So after the breakfast session, went to the Hospital to visit Mrs Choo.  Since I do not have the ward and bed no., I need to check with the Information Counter.

The first thing Mrs Choo ask me when she saw me is, did you buy anything for me to eat?  I want to eat mee siam, curry.  Reply her, if I were to buy this foods for you, I will be scolded by the doctor and nurses.  Hospital foods is healthy.

The Chinese Ministry Pastor was there to visit and pray for her.  She ask the Chinese Ministry Pastor the same question she ask me.

The weather was so hot that I was at the food court having a bowl of ice kacang.

After that, went to the Day Care Centre.  This round, my mum sit with the Malay guy.  As usual, he was talking non stop.  He ask my mum to give me a slap.  Another moment, I  am a gorilla in the jungle.  Next moment, ask me how come I am not cutting the grass as I am a gardener.  My mum was laughing at what he said, when then he said to my mum, I love you.  Reply him, my mum happy to see you, but she don't love you.

Afternoon activity is bingo.

Tea break for my mum - a piece of cake

Usually after tea break, the elderly will get ready to go home.  The Malay guy was saiding he's taking helicopter back.  

As now is Ramadhan month, I went down to the hawker centre after my mum is back from the Day Care Centre as during the Ramadhan month, the Malay stall will sell foods like kuehs, cutty puff, etc. for 1 month. 

Bought 2 pieces of kueh at $1

The spring roll, they are selling at 5 pieces for $2, but a bit hard for my mum to chew, so bought 2 pieces, inside the filling is otah.

As for dinner, I didn't manage to buy anything as the rice they have, only have rendang which I don't feel like having, and they do not have chicken.

I thought of going to the halal coffeeshop which is a bit of walking distance away, but it started to rain heavily, and not sure when will the rain stop, so drop the idea.

In the end, cook maggie mee with egg and fishball.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Week 20 (Part 2)

17th May (Thur)

As yesterday after I left, there's a Functional Screening where they check the vision, oral and hearing for those at the Day Care Centre.

My mum told me there's a piece of paper, but she can't describe what is that piece of paper.  So I told her I will go to the Day Care Centre to check it out.

Over at my place there, there's a supermarket which is within walking distance, around 5 - 8 minutes, but I hardly buy from that supermarket.  It so happen I need to buy fruit, so I went to the supermarket and then to have lunch.

Had kway teow with prawns fritter and 海带 @ $3.70.

The prawns fritter is nice, only that the prawns is small.

As for the 海带, I don't really like it

Find that the kway teow is oily

Went to the Day Care Centre in the afternoon.  Usually the afternoon activity is from 1.30pm to 2.45pm.  My mum was assign to a handicraft session.  The session ends at 2.30pm.  So my mum and I walk back to the usual group where they are playing games.

The game they are playing is using a cupboard ruler to hit the ping pong ball.  It so happen my mum was sitting next to the auntie who always said I want to go home.  When the ping pong ball was near them, both of them were wanting to hit it.  Out of sudden, the auntie becomes unhappy and starts scolding my mum, I was not spared too.

The staffs has to intervene, and one of the staff ask apologize and ask not to blame her due to get confusion.  Reply the staff I don't blame the auntie.  My mum was then ask to sit at another area so as to let the auntie cool down.

I then heard that for future activities, they will not be seated together.

My mum tea break - dessert

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Week 20 (Part 1)

14th May (Mon)

As usual, needs to go supermarket to buy grocery.  Nothing in mind to eat, so went KFC.

Had the porridge set, it comes with a cup of coffee @ $3.90.  But I doesn't like the coffee, so I change to milo with a top up of $0.40.

The chicken that is inside the porridge

* Facebook picture

Weather was good, had a good workout at Capital Tower, Strong by Zumba with Instructor Din.

15th May (Tue)

My mum has an blood test appointment at the Polyclinic.  Her appointment is at 11.20am, we were there at around 10am, but the system only allows registration 1 hour before the appointment time.  Even 10.19am also cannot, have to be 10.20am then can register and take Q number.  After the blood test and make payment, send her to the Day Care Centre.

Lunch for my mum at the Day Care Centre - stir fry rice with cabbage and fish.

At first, thought of going back and cook maggie mee to eat, but in the end, eat at the nearby coffeeshop.  My first time ordering without rice.  Had tau kwa, sweet and sour pork and the other one, not too sure what it is called @ $3.

Before the start of the afternoon activity, the staff ask the elderly, which day is it today.  My mum said it's Monday.  Another elderly auntie (the auntie who has always said, has the transport arrive, I want to go home), told the staff, I do not know, I didn't see calendar.

My mum tea break - bread with strawberry spread.

My initial plan was to go workout, but I receive a call last night telling me that I can start Bible Study Fellowship, so now on Tuesday, I will not be able to go for workout except during school holiday where there is no BSF, then I am able to go for workout.

16th May (Wed)

In the morning, bring my mum to the doctor.  As usual, the doctor prescribe 3 months medicine.  After collecting the medicine and make payment, bring my mum to the Day Care Centre.

As usual, the noisiest among the elderly around my mum area, the Malay guy.

My mum lunch - brown rice with braised chicken, steamed egg and vegetable.

As for me, curry chicken with a bowl of rice @ $4.50, nothing to shout about. 

I was tired, so went back to have a nap before going down to fetch my mum when the transport send her back.

Was tired that I didn't go for workout and slept at 9 plus.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Week 19 (Part 4)

12th May (Sat)

Told my mum that tomorrow is Mother's Day, the Church has announced last week that there's buffet after service.  She doesn't want to go, have to sweet talk her, in the end, she said that I force her to go.

Was surprise that the food is at every table, as thought we have to take the food ourselves.  Carrot cake with bee hoon and soon kueh.

After service, as usual, went Bukit Merah Central.

Went to the usual coffeeshop, there's a new stall selling fish soup, my mum wants sliced fish soup @ $4, with a bowl of rice @ $0.50.

This dumpling soup @ $4 is also new stall.  There are 8 dumplings.

Ingredients include minced meat, water chestnut, spring onion.  Overall, nothing to shout about, should have eat something else.

A flower for all Mother's from the Church

Also a $10 Fairprice voucher for Mother's from the Church.

While on the way back, she was again grumbling that she doesn't want to go and I force her to go Church.  Reply her, see, you go, you got flower, got voucher, got food to eat.  If you stay at home, nothing at all.

13 May (Sun)

It has been raining whole morning.  

Had chinese sausage inside the fridge, craving for chinese sausage with fried egg, so cook it.

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