Tuesday, October 22, 2013


Boy, have I been a slacker. Hello beautiful people! *wave*

So my AF this month came 4 days late. A bit unusual since it always arrives on time. What's even more unusual was my reaction. I used to be excited and would rush off to the pharmacy to get HPTs, but this time I was very indifferent. Probably because I've always been disappointed in the past and I was setting myself up for another disappointed. So I waited. I even ran a 10 km marathon on Saturday night. And guess what? AF came in full force this morning. I think I have resigned myself to the fact that I can never get pregnant without any medical or scientific assistance.

Also, Stirrup Queens put up a blog post a couple of days ago on pregnancy loss which I thought was very well written. I think the reason why it spoke to me is because when I miscarried both times, I really didn't know how to grieve. How do you grieve over someone whom you've never met and didn't exist except in your womb and in your mind? For all you beautiful ladies (and gents) who have experienced pregnancy loss, check the post out.

Anyway, what have I been up to lately? Let's see. I ran and completed two 10 km marathons in two months. The first was the Standard Chartered KL Marathon last month and the BSN Putrajaya Night Marathon last Saturday night. I enjoyed myself tremendously both times, although I'm not too happy with my running time. The night marathon was especially fun coz it was my first time running at night, plus the atmosphere at the event was electric, complete with fire breathers! As usual DH voiced his regret in not signing up. I swear I'm gonna sign him up for every marathon that I sign up next year LOL.

Some pictures from both marathons:

        Almost at the finishing line! (Standard Chartered)

               Us with our finisher's medals (Putrajaya)

               Me & my number one supporter

In other news, our Japan trip is two weeks away yipee! DH and I are basically all set and ready to go. All our hotels are booked and I already bought our Disneyland tickets. The only thing left to do is to get our JR passes. I told DH that after this trip, I'm gonna retire from doing itineraries. Seriously folks, doing itineraries is no small feat. I practically cracked my head thinking of what we're going to do, where we're going to go, looking at train schedules etc. I had to force DH to read Japan's Lonely Planet and tell me where he wants to go. Men!

So, we'll be going to Tokyo, Mt Fuji, Hiroshima, Kyoto and Osaka during our ten day trip. Booking hostels for all these places was a nightmare. We had to cancel our booking for the hostel in Hiroshima coz we realized that we will only reach Hiroshima at 7 a.m. from Mt Fuji instead of the night before, and since we'll be sleeping in the train, there's no point in booking a hostel. And then we decided to add another day in Kyoto, so I had to book an extra day at the hostel and cancel a booking for one night in Tokyo. I think by the end of this trip I will be so exhausted that I'll probably another holiday to recuperate. I will try to post entries on what we're up to at the end of each day (thank God for WiFi at the hostel) although by the end of each day I'll probably collapse on the tatami mat in exhaustion LOL.

Things that I'm excited to do in Japan:
1. watch the tuna auction at Tsukiji Market (if we manage to get a place since only 120 visitors are allowed each day to watch the auction)
2. go hiking at Mt Fuji
3. take a dip a the Onsen in Mt Fuji
4. cry at the A-Bomb Dome and Peace Memorial
5. try and catch a glimpse of geishas in Kyoto
6. Disneyland!!!

But right now, I've gotta finish off as much work as I can. Sure I have someone covering for me while I'm gone, but I'd hate to burden her when she also has things to do.

Till next time, ciao!