Monday, 16 November 2009

In Limbo and Feeling It

Tomorrow we will be saying good-bye to our faithful Honda City which has been with us since we started the journey of expecting baby no.1 and has seen us through the last 6 years.

It has brought home our 3 babies from the hospital when they arrived in this world.
It has brought us home safe from the many trips we made out station to Taiping, Penang, Singapore, Melacca, Port Dickson, Johor and Kuantan.

It has made a run for us every day, be it for an errand near by, or to school and back, or a trip out station.

We will have to cope with one car, borrow in-law's car, for the next 7 weeks or so.
Then, when we are more settled in Singapore, we will be getting a car there (have some procedures to go through). Just can't do without wheels after being so used to having them.

Plus it's just too crazy to be taking public transport with 3 kids, who at any time might...
A) want to go to the bathroom,
B) fall asleep on the journey,
C) need a snack on the way
D) is sick or cranky or both.

I can't imagine also to be

D) watching all 3 getting on-off the bus/train/cab,
E) + need to carry some stuff, i.e. stroller/ shopping/ groceries/picnic basket;
F) + pay the fares;
G) + deal with the crowd and their stares, rude comments, etc.

You can imagine all the possible crazy combination of scenarios of the above,
so we are getting a car.
Besides all the possible madness of the above, the waiting for public transport, standing at bus stops, cab stands and train stations is just to dangerous for 3 little monkeys with just one mama gorilla.

So, today, when Gadget-daddy was driving us to have dinner with Ah Ma and Ee-ee, we felt nostalgic.
Another phase of our lives is coming to pass and we can already the start of the change of scenes.
It started with getting the boys registered for school just a few days back, but more clearly now, with the giving up of our car.

I am feeling it's all so surreal.
Part of me is feeling anxious about adjusting to the changes, and the the things need to be done.
The other part, the self-defense part, is blocking out feelings of uncertainties, not imagining worse-case-scenarios, not imagining ...

I feel like I'm in those old movies where there's not much CGI and the character in a falling motion but the background is a warped black-and-white spinning wheel.

School is almost out for the boys.
Then we'll just be hanging around for a while, with some plans for travelling up to Penang for my brother's baby's Fullmoon, and maybe one down to Singapore when we get the key to our place. Must go check our the place and then plan the stuff/ how much stuff to bring down...

So we are moving.
For Real!


Cuddly Family said...

I think u will do just fine and then some :)

it's "entertaining" doing all that on ur own but the boys soon learn whats the way to do things and u dont know till u try :)

I used to take k in a sling that helpd a bunch. :)

little prince's mummy said...

You'll get to used it...

Ann said...

:) The falling down feeling sounds familiar....

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, present your requests to God. And the peace of God which transcends ALL UNDERSTANDING will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus

Are the boys are oblivious? Or I bet they think it's one great exciting adventure!

hellagoodin said...

hmm not exactly relevant, but while studying for evolution, i came across this quote by charles darwin:
"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the most responsive to change."

I think mothers are very resilient:) I believe that you'll tackle any worse-case scenario that comes your way, and overcome it, with God. :)

Looking forward to have you here in Singapore!! :D

TripleJin said...

Without a doubt, a car is a must. Three kids, no joke. But, take heart.. you'll survive it all!!!


hissychick said...

I just wanted to pop by and say good luck with it all. Change is scary...but mostly a good kind of scary ;)

Moomykin said...



Learning to cope, coming up with a routine, some changes in our modus-operandi. These are some of the things I am preparing mentally...

I carry Myron in a carrier most of the time, but wonder if he'd take to the stroller.

Moomykin said...

Little prince's mummy,


I hope I get use to it sooner.



Thanks so much.

They know and are kinda emotionally preparing for it, though Max has had a couple of nightmares about going to a new school.

Moomykin said...


Thank you.

So there'll be one more Malaysian family on the island republic.




I always think of you and wonder in amazement how you manage on your own in Oz, Supermom.

Moomykin said...


Yes, looking forward to the good changes... but will sure miss my family here. My roots are deep and strong, so uprooting is pretty painful.

Linda said...

You must have adrenalin rush every now and then with all these BIG changes... can't imagine.
But.. it'll pass very soon and you will miss these moments..
Happy moving!

Moomykin said...