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Tagged With: pregnancy

The ‘Lihî’/’Pangalâ/Mengidam’ Myth

In Malaysia, nothing quite sets the office gossip mill running than a female employee — especially someone who just got married recently — who is sighted with a small packet of  dried orange peel everywhere she goes. You see, Malaysians have always associated dried orange peel and other sour food stuff with pregnancy in pretty … Continue reading »

Categories: Rojak | Tags: , , , | 6 Comments

The Gift Of Twins

When our family was in the Philippines for a week-long holiday in June 2005, I already suspected that I was pregnant. For one, my period was late. Then there were the unmistakable symptoms of nausea, dizziness and an unexplained aversion towards certain types of food. The moment we got back to KL, I immediately made … Continue reading »

Categories: Parenting, Twins | Tags: , , | 8 Comments

‘So Lonely I Could Die’

When I was pregnant with the twins, I started getting premature contractions sometime around the 24th or 26th week of pregnancy. Upon the doctor’s recommendation and after discussing things over with DH, I decided to stop working so that I could rest at home. After giving birth to the twins, I also took a year … Continue reading »

Categories: Children, Parenting, Twins | Tags: , | 2 Comments