Thursday, June 16, 2005

Favourite things part 2

The days of non-stop typing really took their toll on me. Just yesterday, after all the added excitment of seeing quite a few ppl in uniform till the late hours...yea...go check out Jayaxe:)....I went to bed with a small headache...

and woke up like 5am in the morning nursing a full-blown migraine...I couldn't get back to sleep...I downed four acti-fast pills, only to regurgitate them up later... i was alternately warm, cold and clammy...classic migraine symptoms for me actually.

It's time to go ER for that anti-vomit, anti-hurt jab...

But my mum said to bring me to this 24h clinic nearby, so we had to wake up my Big bro to take me there.

Let's say that it's a Jap car. it's very good and all that, but the ride was bumpy and jarring all the same....somehow all the roadbumps became 10m in height and every slow-down is a wham! on the brakes...

I was getting green and going seasick in our family car...

The thing is, when we eventually got to where my mum tot the clinic was...there wasn't any 24h clinic! it's a 'open-until-12-midnight' clinic....

by then, i was seriously thinking about banging my head against the pane to end my miserable life....but my mum was becoming panicky and my bro is starting to smoulder...

I took all of 5 sec to comtemplate half-an-hour ride to emergency vs 10 min to the comfort of my own home and hastily groaned out.

'deng chu deng chu....' (go home go home)

so i had another 10 min in the car trying to keep another 4 panadols from making a detour...

when I finally got home, i collasped in sheer joy for having a stable place to rest my head and immediately concussed, which is a great thing, becos the hurt went away and my brain is no longer screaming....

So today when I woke up, apart from a bit of heaviness, I'm fully recovered. So today, I see the blue sky and green trees and start thanking everything Life has given me. I figured I'm lucky to be alive.

having pain is telling me that Life without it is truly beautiful. It's a form of appreciation.

I think I'm glad i turned out this way. sometimes my eternal optimist just refuse to stop waving her pom-pom and cheering. Times like these, i see happiness in almost everything...even the migraine... other times not like these, i would have loved to slap my internal cheerleader...

Thank goodness it's only migraine. I can deal with it. 4 panadols, an iron stomach and sealed-up lips....


so I took this opportunity to put some of my favourite things again...apart from books...because I can't bear to even glance at any words right now...yes yes...I'm barely getting my entry out...slow and steady...











as i've said before, this is my Medium White Purple, isn't she a beauty?! her shoots are growing healthily, so a cause to celebrate!






Big White is not too lucky. Although his flowers can stay this fresh for months, he's taing a beating from the hot sun in our balcony, so I'm bringing him into the house at my mum's abject refusal....

pic removed....sorry



The pussy cat whom i always visit at Clarke Quay. Very fat and Fluffy and very friendly! Even if you dun have food around you, she recognises you...ahaah...loyal kitty. Alas, she's been taken by a Malay family, so says the Boat uncle...so she's not around to greet me anymore...sighz...at least she's got a good home and all the food she could get! Which is more than my petting can give. :)


Pic removed...sorry....

Last but not least, my Godson. i mean, it's not official Yet but i'd like to shower him with gifts come every CNY and x'mas and have him call me Gan ma.....maybe I shall give birth to a gal next time and then arrange for their marriage? then can have cute cute grandkids...I've got everything planned out right now to my grandkid's names, ok!! A girl can dream, can't she?

anway, he's my colleague's son....sooo cute right?!!!! if i can have kids that look like that! haiyah...then I'll have to go find myself an ang moh already. Anyone taking up my offer of marriage proposal? no? sigh... guess not...:)


i love my Life, did I tell you that? yes, it's got its ups-and-downs...but hell, it's a good life still! friends, family, relative good health...got clothes, got money...dun need more already...


BTW, I'm not Christian, I'm Buddhist. I know my religion is not exactly a cup-half-filled, it's more like empty-cup-best. But it does drive home that sometimes we all need to take a step back from our busy lives to savour it. Not take things for granted.

if there is no migraine, I'll not appreciate the lack of pain when i don't have it.

i also appreciate my normal non-babbling self, becos I'm right babbling now. pretty sorry, it's a lethal combination of work, Men in Uniform, gagging and sleepy painkillers. I shall stop myself right now....

Thanks for reading! Now pls go noice the blue sky out your window/cubicle/office!

Out!
AKK :)

16 comments:

rkp said...

Honestly, I do not understand what this entry is all about. Lol. Sorry.

Tempest Blue said...

awww.. you have a good rest and take care, ok? drink water, sleep well, and take a break from work. You'll be up and bouncing about in no time. :-)

kachuaz said...

eh...4 panadols...so much sia..

better not take it too frequently.

Hisreason said...

Aiyoh, you ok? Must be the stress from the presentation and everything ah... time to go on a holiday or something :)!

Ang Ku Kueh said...

Rkp:

ah...I think you read the unedited version ah...ahem...i was editing and editing quite a few times... but it's ok thanks for dropping by.

Tempest_blue:

Actually, I'm very fine lah....small thing, migraine!

Kachuaz:

It's either that or go hospital where they give you a bigger whammy. 4 is little. :) less than 8 no prob.

Hisreason:

haiyah! I so touched that you guys are so nice! I'm really ok! I tot this was a happy entry, but everyone sound worried...hmmz... until i hand up my stuff, i cannot go holiday! somemore i already got job, it starts almost immediately, so ah....nevermind lah. go sentosa also holiday. :)

jettykey said...

Migraine and gastric attack are the worse two I've encountered. Once, I had both attacks at the same time, I thought I was going to die .... Being afraid of ER, I endured the two pains with self-medication, imaging that it was the worse labor pain ever .. haha. Of course, at the end of it all, there was no baby to show for.

rkp said...

Haha. Sorry. My bad, my bad. But the liitle lad is cute though. He looks indonesian.

Ah 9 said...

wah ur migraine tat bad ah...mine makes me nauseous and wanna puke...but goes away after popping 2 extra strong panadol and a dark quiet cool room to rest. Acti-fast never work for me. :P

Jayaxe said...

Did I gave you the headache? Sorry! Hahaha.

nadnut said...

hey. de flower is a fake. :)

Yan Yehn-Yohn said...

Hope you're feeling better! And I know this is late and all, congrats on your presentation!

Ang Ku Kueh said...

anna:

u poor thing! must be you never eat, then get both...killer combi, gal!

rpk:

haha...finally somebody actually asking about my lil' Godson. He's not Indonesian, he's Viking AngMoh (read: nordic) and Cheena.

Ah 9:

really? my doc say mine is quite normal range leh...this one is very good liao. The rest of the others I go ER cos I keep puking, have to get medication by injection.

jayaxe:

Haiyah! wouldn't u believe the power of men in Uniform? Yes, i think you BOTH have to take like 1/6 of the blame each, ehehehe...


nad:

Thankee! nice hairband you got there lor...i must go find. :)

Yan:

Yan yan! you back!!!! Yayyy!!!

nadnut said...

hey. wan me to help you buy? its 6.90 and ill be going there soon. any other types of flowers your interested in?

Ang Ku Kueh said...

ah? wah...so nice! thankee, but seriously, I'd rather you dun, cos I'm afraid if I'd to go get it from you, u'd run screaming, been known to happen before, ehehehhe...thanks alot! very pretty and nice gal, u are!

Also got challenge to score the shops for this, should be fun!

nadnut said...

hahahaha. lol. no la. u probably wont see me. im super ... erm. in garfield talk. 'under-tall'.

lol.

Ang Ku Kueh said...

ah....i saw your pics already...ehehehe....i'm not too tall myself. :)