Month In Review – October & Goals For November 2010

P/S: You might want to read why I started to record this entry monthly here.

1. What were the major event/s for the month?

  • FIL admitted to hospital for 3 weeks in October.
  • We attended Zac’s 3rd birthday party.
  • We attended a wonderful event for children from the Children’s Cancer Foundation – The Happee Day
  • We went JB with our extended Family.

2. What were the outings we had?

  • We went SSC for outdoor water play.
  • We went to see the 73 yo Mast Ship from Portugal.

3. Anything new things we did or tried?

I can’t recall we tried anything new. Perhaps eating at Black Canyon in JB consider something new to us.

4. Any new learning curriculum for Yvette?

  • We started our learning on More About Starfall.
  • I started doing English Reading Programme with Yvette.
  • Yvette had 4 play dates in this month.

5. What was the family health stats for the month?

Yvette was unwell. On and off I was having headache.

6. What were my accomplishments this month?

I sewed some home learning kit for Yvette which is not planned for.

7. What surprised me this month?

  • Yvette had already mastered multiplication of 5 with some help of Starfall and by herself.
  • Yvette’s speech & ability to understand had reached another level.

8. What were my disappointments this month?

I couldn’t get a part time job. Seriously it is even harder to get part time job during good times as everyone is willing to pay for one full headcount. I even have agency calling me to work full time instead. This is very discouraging.

9. Any other events happened but I did not record here?

We made 3 trips to IKEA on 1st, 2nd & 17th Oct.


Picture taken on 1st Oct



Picture taken on 17th Oct


We made two shopping trips to Orchard.


A ice cream treat for the family. Yvette actually love the cone more than the ice cream



She been fascinated by the light since she is able to walk.


10. Favourite picture of Yvette with any extended family members.


A very rare moment!


11. Favourite picture of Yvette with D or myself.

This is funny. I don’t why they are so upset. This was taken on the ship. A very deceiving picture.


Why so sad?


12. Family picture for the month of October.

I like the backdrop of the picture although Yvette didn’t look into the picture.


13. Any goals for November?

  • Hit gym. Hit gym. Hit gym.
  • Get a part time job!

5 thoughts on “Month In Review – October & Goals For November 2010

  1. hey why not u try for part time job in the bank ?
    uob and dbs are hiring part time customer service,
    working hour is good and pay is good with benefits same as full time staff .
    u can try jobstreet or jobsdb i think

    • Actually working hour is one reason I couldn’t get myself a temp job. And yes, I am looking at accounting field and have not look into other field.

      Thanks for letting me know I can try job in banking.

  2. for location, usually they will post to somewhere near your area .

    i am not sure abt dbs banking hour as it need to commit at least 44 hours per week

    as for uob working hour, its abt 11.30 to 4pm .
    sat also need to work , 830 – 1230
    they keep advertising almost every month.

    its over 56 hour per month, so entitle for the childcare subsidy.

    both bank also entitle for childcare leave — 6 days and annual leave .
    only these 2 bank emply direct, not going through agent .

    for ocbc , scb usually need to go through employment agency .

    • Thanks for telling me so much.

      But looking at the working hours, it is not something I want. I only want to work PT from 8.30 am to 12.30 noon. There are some jobs that I found I could fit into the role but then not the timing. Many need me to work after 9 or 9.30 am and only can leave after 1 or 1.30 pm. I need to fetch Yvette at latest 1 pm and I can’t go beyond. And I don’t wish to work on Sat.

      With so many restriction, I think it is hard for me to get a job and I am also thinking going back to full time too.

      But well, still, I have to thank you!

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