Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Goofy Gifts

The other day one of our kids from the Daycare Centre was out shopping for farewell gifts for the staff, as, he was leaving the centre. His mum started picking out for each staff...

These are jumbo-sized fabric roses (almost 2-and-a-half feet long each!)...

But for him, this caught his eye and he said to his mum, "I think we should get this for Aunty Val," (which is what the kids call me), this is what they got me....


(Ok, save the wise cracks about why you think he got me this.)

I am so honoured. It shows how well he knows me....I often do buy the whackiest things, if I think:

- they may be useful somehow at the Centre for an object lesson or prop
- the kids will love them!
- I love them!
- they're conversation starters
- they're so me
- they bring a laugh

It makes the goofiest sound by the way:
(this is gonna take me forever - figuring out how to
upload the video...)

Here's something I bought some months ago...(don't ask how many of these I have)

And here's what it does....

So fun I can't stand it.

Here's the coolest Christmas stocking I have ever received (my boss bought this for me
cos she said it is so me)..

Now before you get the impression that I only love receiving goofy gifts, I don't. I ....

..ahem...(major throat-clearing here)

do also love:

- chocolates (BIG time, small time, any time)

- lasagna (cooked, thank you)

- white cotton-lace trimmed peasant-style blouses

- craft books

- recipe books (one can dream that one will whip up something from the recipe book that gets one's attention when one gets into the mood one day that is likely to happen to one maybe twice a year which is better than one not being inspired at all throughout one's year)

- pretty diaries or notebooks

Just sayin'.

p/s The writer of this blog would love feedback on some of the whackiest gifts you have ever received, or tell her what is on your wish-list. (No harm wishing.) Also, the best gift you can give her is to sign up as a follower of this blog, if you haven't already! Then she will persevere writing even though it takes forever to do so for each post (these two video uploads took me the longest time! ish!)


  1. The "jack in the whatever you call it " is sooooo cute. I am glad that you have not lost the "child" in yourself and is able to find joy in these whacky gifts. As for me, never got anything whacky or most likely can't

  2. oli...i vote most likely can't remember.LOL!

  3. from facebook, 16th December 2010

    Theresa Wong - enjoyed reading your are one cool v. much the comment on her husband ...v. transparent and honest.....also your high heel is so cool........cccol......cooollll.

    hey theresa, i was wondering whether i'd prefer to be called one cool lady or one HOT lady - hot from menopausal flushes, not because i'm super gorgeous hot.. LOL

  4. hey cool hot lady ... with lots of wacky and insane ideas ... so we doing 'the house' right next week ... wink wink .... just wait and see ... am gonna miss all these - so u better write regularly -__-

  5. huda - see? YOU'LL know about everything i'll be up to but i won't know what you'll be doing..not fair.

  6. HAHAHAH...the puppet thingy that you bought are so cute! And yes, Aunty Val, we ALL know how you looooovveee chocolates! I think Thisha is going to hide from you at our wedding! She's traumatised! - Sheila

  7. Hi Val. I just read your latest blog. Showed to aiman & he laughed his heart out knowing you put the hammer to good use :)
    Keep up with the blogging posts..seriously, u need to consider writing. U got a cool talent there!

    P/s: that Xmas sock rocks!'s so you... ;)

  8. I love your 'toys' especially the puppet in the cone! How cute! To think you actually filmed the toys in action........ xx

  9. Sheila, ok ok, i will call her Thisha and nothing else.

    H.I. - well, this blog post WAS meant to give you guys a laugh...heh. Christmas stocking - yeah!

    Allycat - my daughter took the video of me in action. wanted to add music in the background and all - so ambitious. next time!

  10. from facebook:

    Susan Lim December 18 at 1:47pm
    Like your effort creating goofy/fun reading materials.

    thanks, Susan!

  11. from facebook:

    17th Dec 2010
    Allana Yap Chew Lan Ya, I agree with Theresa. What your husband says about you are true too! You are witty and very interesting!:)
    Thursday at 9:38pm

    Allana, you should ask him what ELSE he says about me! hee hee hee!

  12. oh oh!!! pls rope me in when u want to make a video with Jack! we can throw in a few hand puppets or make our own Jack-alike toys and start a new story-show!! m sure u can use that for ur kids lessons too! :D
    hmmm,honestly i can't remember if i received a whacky gift before.but the best i have received are sweets from my parents when i was 7 !

  13. from facebook:

    Thelma Lim 10:16pm Dec 17
    Ho!Ho!Ho! Merry Christmas Val! Loved your blog!

    thelma, Ho! Ho! Ho! thank you and Merry Christmas to you, too!

  14. hersheys - no wonder your name is that...the best you've received are sweets?? awwww....

  15. Wow, you are a very talented writer! I love how you express yourself and I love the pictures and the video. I can only hope one day to be gifted to put a blog (with pictures and video) together like you have done. I thoroughly enjoyed reading all of them. You are a blessed woman to be loved by so many precious people and we too are blessed to know you and receive your love in return...blessings...Kathy