Sunday, January 29, 2017

The Day I Lost My Kelly In Paris

(the last photo with my Kelly) 

We met S and family on the first day for lunch and shopping at Galeries Lafayette. When it was about 5pm, we decided to head over to Hermes to pick up my bags. Said our goodbyes and arranged to meet the next day at Disneyland. 

Shopped at Hermes and constantly reminded ourselves to transfer everything into the huge Hello Kitty recyclable bag. We forgot. We left and Ollie wanted to be carried using  the tula. I left my Kelly in the stroller and used my jacket to cover the bag. We were too tired by then to remind ourselves to carry the Kelly instead. Really, we would actually never leave it just in the stroller even if it's using  the jacket to cover it. 

We started to stroll back. 

Stopped at Carrefour City supermarket to get some drinks. Laogong  went to pay and I stood with the stroller near the entrance and trolleys. Thief A came to get a trolley and knocked into me, and apologized. I ignored. After awhile, he came and ask me to take a photo of him and the fruits. Let my guard down. Turned around. Took his phone. Camera app wasn't turn on. (Accomplice Thief B and. C,  D must  have grabbed my bag then) He grabbed his phone back. My jacket was on the floor. My Kelly was gone. Screamed for laogong. Of course everything happened so quickly we didn't managed to get back my Kelly (inside with Ollie's Lv mini backpack, another mini pochette, money & cards, selfie camera, two phones and our passports!). 

Too stunned for words. Laogong  comforted me that it  was just material loss. Ollie and I are fine. Thinking back. I'm still stunned but totally thankful. It was just the bags and money and inconvenience. Our blessed lives are fine. No knife pointed at us. No shock. No fall (decade ago in Malacca, a snatch thief tried to grab my bag and I fell and had bodily aches for a week). That aside, a missing Kelly is of zero significance compared to the safety of Ollie and us. 

We made a police report. Contacted the embassy. All is fine. We are fine. Thank you fate. You created such a major situation on the first day of cny 大年初一, major 犯太岁 situation. The following  364 days will be as fabulous as ever. But I believe everything happens for a reason. Life is good. Life is blessed. Simply because we are safe. We will continue to enjoy Paris and shop on. And yes, we will definitely come back the next time. 

Side note: Of course I am upset I lost my first Kelly and Ollie's lv limited ed pack back and my limited edition mini pochette and everything  else (my selfie cam too!) but material thing can be earned back easily. 

I'm thankful we're all fine! 

So don't  worry everyone. I'm contactable via fb msger only or well, Jerry is very much  contactable. My Bro has also helped us with necessary contacts. See you all back in Sg / Msia / Social Media (haha)  soon!

Oh yes, sorry if I didn't help you to buy your things! I try k! 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Ollie's Morning on 25 January 2017

We woke up unexpectedly early this morning at 0828. Or rather, Ollie woke me up. I would pretty much prefer to continue sleeping. It's a vicious cycle, haha, I woke Laogong up too! By 0900 we were out at our favourite coffeeshop having breakfast. Came back home to play, slack, digest and Laogong was off for his run. 
Ollie & I decided, I mean, I decided to take Ollie to the taman's supermarket (socialise with the neighbourhood peeps, real life learning of fruits and vegetables, learn to pay money, get back change, etc, homeschoolers rock :) ) She always gets excited at the supermarket, sensory overload, maybe. Her favourite section has to be at the ice cream chillers. 
Got our stuff, her ice cream and we headed back home. Major love this ice cream. I need to buy these food packs and make my own. They don't drip and it's so much cleaner! Now, where do I buy these food packs? The papa returned home and they had some bonding time playing / car washing. 
Simple morning but lots of laughter and smiles from Ollie. Happiness, never too much. 

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Staycation 2017 (Jan 4 & 5)

We are not a family who fancy staycations but well, free room and free meals (we have a membership with the Millennium Hotels Group), let's go! And we did. Only to miss home more. Haha. We really love our home.

We took the van out instead of the car and since there are still toys/presents waiting to be opened (the van is like our mobile storage space, haha) we took a box up for Ollie to unwrap! She always loves opening presents, who doesn't :) 

We had dinner at the hotel and I think the sugar overload gave Ollie the much-unnecessary energy boost. Oh my, she slept only at 0030. She was totally high and active! 

I think I fell asleep before her! 

We all woke up close to 10 in the morning. Had a quick swim (the water was too cold)  and we headed to Rochor for breakfast. Went to the temple and did some shopping. 

Well, time spent with family is always well spent. 2017 has been good and I'm sure, moving on even better!  

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Two Days into 2017

Two days into 2017 and life has been good and just like what I told Laogong, it will definitely get better!

There is a high level of anticipation for many going-to-happen-events. Totally excited. There are weddings to attend, trips to go, shops opening, swim events, academic events and endless things I want to do with Ollie. I will definitely try to start a co-op for the young ones when Ollie is ready for it, especially since we have a good space for it now.

I always think back about how inspirational Mummy has been to me, and still is of course. She is one who dared to try, who went all out to make it in life. She did and she did her best to return to the society. Have been thinking a lot about her always. Sometimes more, sometimes less. But with so many happenings going to happen soon, I think of her even more. How she managed her life last time, how she handled so many happenings. 

Maybe also because of these two weeks spent at home with Laogong and Ollie. Massive decluttering of the house and things also somehow led to massive decluttering of the emotions and life. I look at the all the trash bags of things thrown / donated / sold... I think, for once, I am really going to slow down on shopping. Haha, I know, hilarious. But, really. I look at my wardrobes of tens of thousands of designer clothes and my Kellies all over the floor / chair (none in boxes, I don't baby my things) and those thousand-dollars-slippers... Oh gosh, what a life I had. I really need to rethink my life. I am not saying I am not going to shop but I will really buy less. I think I need to give even more to the society. Do more for the society. Blessed we are and yes, let's do it! Return to the society.

Alright, back to my decluttering!