I went for my flu jab yesterday and was happy to discover that I had lost 2kgs when I stepped on the weighing scale. At this age, any weight loss calls for a celebration.
I'm not sure if it is due to my pumpkin and sweet potato diet (for breakfast and lunch) or from doing housework, walking Rusty or running less. I find that my leg muscles bulk up really quickly when I run alot, so that muscle loss theory is very likely. Whatever it is, I like it when my pants and skirts start to swivel round my waist.
I'm also a strong advocate of flu vaccinations. Before I got my yearly shot, I was often sick. A bad case of flu would leave me feeling like an invalid for days. By spending $30 for a flu shot, it saves me hundreds of dollars in medical bills. But I haven't convinced my kids to get theirs yet. However, they're young with good immunity, so they're not so vulnerable.
I can hardly believe a week has gone. We attended our friend's wedding last friday but it didn't seem like it has been a week yet. Now that the kids are on holiday, I begin to lose track of the days and time. We don't get up at the crack of dawn anymore. When I leave for work, they are still in bed. YK is into his 6th day of the holidays and he's already complaining of boredom. In fact, all his friend are shouting they're bored and are looking for a vacation job.
YK hopes to find a job in a laboratory so that he could mix all kinds of chemicals. I doubt they would let a 16-year-old handle anything potentially dangerous. Still, I hope he finds something interesting for the next few months. It's a tough job market and many companies are retrenching. Yesterday a teenage boy walked into our office hawking perfume, a brand I had not heard of. When we turned him down, I could hear him sigh as he walked out the door. It's a tough job and I felt sorry for him.
The COE prices has dropped to a record low of $2. To curb the car population in Singapore, anyone wishing to buy a car or motorcycle has to bid for a 10 year Certificate of Entitlement (COE). The COE is therefore a barometer of how strong the economy is. During the boom, people bid up to S$50k for the COE. With that amount of money, you can actually buy a decent car. When I bought my car, I paid almost $20k for the COE. Mind you, that just gives you the certificate to own a car! Now that COE is at an all-time low, it just shows how cautious people are.
Enough ramblings for the day. It's time for me to get back to work. Have a good weekend.