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A Workaholic’s Time Off Rant

Being a mother is a highly demanding job….any one can tell you that. Being a mother-AND-freelancer if even more difficult. One moment you’re wiping milk off the table, next you’re cooking lunch, then you dash off to fetch your kids from school and then you come home to answer some emails and work out the skeleton of today’s articles. Then you feed the kids, wash the plates, then write the articles. Before you know it, you have dash off to fetch your OTHER kid from school and then dash home because you have to cook dinner liao.

Life is like a mad house over here. And yet, call me crazy (I’ve been called lots of offer less favorable names, anyway) but I STILL wouldn’t change it for the world.

But here’s the thing. Leading such a fast-paced (and here we are, thinking that office work is the only kind of work worthy of that term) lifestyle, I inch closer and closer to a burnout every day. Therefore, I need time out. Not the sit in the corner and reflect kind, mind you. I need to get away from it and focus on nobody else but ME.

Hence, this Hong Kong trip. I am heading off over to Macau then Hong Kong via the cheapest airline in Malaysia, AirAsia (don’t give me bloody wisecracks about engine failure har? My blood pressure threatens to escalate!) on Tuesday, so, unless I can find access to one or find a really bloody farking good reason to sit down in front of a computer during my vacation, you won’t hear from me till Monday next week.

Some of you are probably saying;

Sure or not? Don’t touch computer for 5 days wor? She sure die wan, I tell you!” (In fact, Jared tried to stop me from going by saying that there’s no computer for me to work on when I am there. He says “You THINK that there are computers in HK?! I don’t think so, you know

No blogging?! Yippeee!!! At least I get a rest from that blog addict who ricochets out of control with her verbal diarrhea every single day”

I bet she will take a flight home after only one night without her kids

She will definitely find a computer and start writing wan. GUARANTEE

I will miss my kids. I will miss my computer but I won’t miss the workaholic in me. I will try to refrain from doing anything that I usually do while I am at home wan. Except for….er….eating, sleeping, shitting, peeing….all that kind of thing-lah. Just before I go off, Friday, Saturday and Sunday was spent at home 24 hours except for trips to the doctor. Josh caught a virus and his fever ding-donged up and down. Today, Jared started coughing and sneezing. How the hell, do you think, I am going to go to HK and have fun lah? Worried about my kids lah.

But hell…..

I need this time off, therefore, I deserve it, therefore I will treasure it, therefore I will make full use of it, therefore I won’t work, therefore I will not take a flight home prematurely, therefore I am not going to blog about anything while I am in HK. (Only blog about it after I return home, that is)

I think so…..See you when I come back!


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