All my bags are packed….

…..I am ready to go! In less than 6 hours I have to be out of the house and on my way to Asia. I know I have been quiet on the blogging front and this is due to the fact that for the next 3 weeks it will be packed for me. I get back into town in 2 weeks time and the very next day I leave for Padua (Padova). I will have no time to get anything ready for Padua. So, I had to get anything I can, done now in the last few days and hope everything works out as planned in the end. 🙂

Also because of this, I missed some me time. Meaning, gym time. Laundry to get done between windy and rainy days so that I don’t have a mountain to get through in a month’s time. All the planning and ordering, buying and packaging to get things ready for the Moto Auto Storiche exhibition for the end of this month in Padua.

All this rush because this trip was planned last Tuesday. It was planned for a departure a week later but things happened that made it necessary for us to bring this trip a week forward. Hence the rush.

Anyway, I am excited for this trip. I am going home with a few stops in between. Stay tuned, and I will update as I go. I will, I promise. 🙂 😛

Now to get some shut I before the long journey home.

Toodeloos people! Goose night!

Ferragosto in Italia!

Porto Cervo
Clear waters of Porto Cervo port.

Today is Ferragosto! An Italian mid-August holiday. I have linked in English what this holiday means but the Italian has more details. The gist of the day is explained in both languages.

arrgghhhhh……I wrote like a whole page for this entry and it all went to the dogs because I didn’t realise that my internet huddle was out of battery. Clicked publish and poof! it all went missing. I spent the last 3 hours on this post. Being constantly interrupted as I am in the shop. I don’t have anymore time to re-write this. I don’t want to. It is almost midnight and Ferragosto is coming to an end. It will be the 16th soon and the whole point of the post was about this day.

I will make a better effort for the next post and not be such a scatterbrain!! In my defence, I am in the shop and there are clients walking in and out all the time. 🙂

Good night from Sardinia! Toodeloos!


Mousey’s brush with H1N1…

Hello everyone!

Hopefully you guys didn’t feel lonely the last 2 weeks when I was having my internet withdrawal moments. I lost 2 weeks just like that! Not a big deal in the grand scheme of things but I was hoping that I would be able to keep to 10 posts a month. Since I started with this new paradigm shift in my mindset, I have been actively trying to keep my motivation sky high. But I am back now to set the record straight!

Last 2 weeks, I was back in Malaysia where we had an exhibition on and I took the opportunity to go home since it was in my own country. We got back to Malaysia on the 13th of April which was a Friday (come to think of it, it was Friday the 13th!! :P). Got in early and brought Eddy straight for some local food since he couldn’t check in yet and I wanted my laksa. But where we went we were still too early for laksa. Then I went home, my sis’ place, and then my sis and my BIL S sent Eddy to the hotel. That was when the adventure began. Not for me but for my sis and S.

S was having fever on and off for the past week after their disastrous Air Asia adventure weekend in Penang. They have gone to the doctors for 3 times already and the last diagnose was that he possibly had dengue fever. Told to go home and rest and if it got worse, he should go to the hospital the next day. He came home and went straight to bed. I lounged in the hall and didn’t think of checking up on him since he was resting. When my sis came back his fever has worsen and we made a beeline to the hospital. Our plans to go home to Ipoh for the weekend was shelved for my sister.

In the end, only my dad and myself went home to Ipoh. Then the news got worse. S was diagnosed with possibly having H1N1.  He was treated immediately. I urged my sister to contact Air Asia immediately to keep them informed that all who were on that fight could be at risk. After 3 days, his fever still didn’t go down and the doctors were a little puzzled, so was S’s family as they were doctors themselves. After H1N1 which was already under control, the doctors think he has Influenza A  which he probably caught in the hospital as his immune system was low. After almost a week, he was finally allowed to go home. He is still on “house arrest” of some sort. He will back in the skies in another week.

Though the title sounds like I had the highly infectious flu, my sis and I both had high immune systems that we were both protected from it. Not as exciting as the title suggests but that was my brush with H1N1. The last time I had a brush like this, it was when I was flying, right through SARS, twice! 🙂

All in all a quiet, uneventful trip back home.