31 July 2017

Super Itchy Rash

Last Monday I saw a GP for a patch of rash on my tummy, actually it has been there for quite some time, probably several months, lost count, but got so large and itchy until I cannot take it then I go see the doctor. Other than the rash at tummy, my torso, back, arms, fingers and legs also felt a bit itchy, but not as itchy as tummy. The itch at tummy can be described as super itchy, takes a hell lot of willpower not to scratch it, the rest kind of random, come and go type so still quite bearable.

The doctor thinks it is my belt buckle, mine is a metal buckle, not sure exactly what material though, he advised me to change to plastic buckle, gave me some Telfast and Melomet, told me to make sure I apply the cream. I did as he advised, changed to a plastic hook kind of belt (improvised by wife), put on the Melomet cream as prescribed, now the tummy itch is totally gone and the skin area seems to be recovering. The Telfast didn't help with the body itch though, still the same after consuming daily.

Four days later which was last Friday, tummy rash really gone for good, but body itch seems to be getting a bit more intense, didn't see doctor, read online about Zyrtec, took half-day leave to buy at Guardian and tried to self-medicate at home. Lesson here is never try to self-medicate but who knows, sometimes it works, sometimes end up making it worse. I suffered intense body itch for the weekend and today, even at night while sleeping also can get woken up by the itch, sibei jia lat, itchiest time of my life.

The Zyrtec didn't help at all, it is as ineffective as the Telfast, body itch got much worse. See these photos I took today, my right arm seems to be the worst-hit, legs, torso, back, upper butt, fingers, the little red bumps are super itchy, feels same like the rash at tummy area but this time is whole body, feels like kena bitten by thousands of big red ants, pain and super itchy at the same time.

So today I went back to the GP, showed her the rashes, she didn't seem surprised at all, she even touched the super gross area on my right arm, I asked whether it is contagious, she said no, well that's a good thing because I don't want to spread to wife and baby, anyway if the GP dare to touch then confirm not contagious.

I then specifically told her that the itch is so bad that I couldn't sleep at night. She gave me some Telfast, told her it is not effective, and I have tried Zyrtec, she said Telfast is actually stronger, wow, unfortunately both don't work for me. Then she also prescribed Prednisolone and Hizin, the first is a steroid, latter is to help me sleep at night. Finally is Neoderm cream.

Right now I have consumed Telfast with Prednisolone, applied the Neoderm cream, feels a little bit better, still itchy but not as intense, can tahan type. Can't wait till tonight to try the Hizin, hope can sleep well.

By the way the GP thinks it could be food allergy, probably some stuff that hawkers put, makes me think twice about eating out now. Personally I think could be due to the hot days these few weeks, some days are just super hot, last Saturday I went for a run, it was quite hot, not sure if it made my rash worse.

30 July 2017

Brinda's Indian Food @ Bukit Merah Central

Chicken briyani set $8.80 comes with drink, a big piece of chicken, fragrant briyani rice, veggie yogurt, curry sauce and spiced crackers, quite power.

The service staff also very friendly, I asked for iced milo, told me they don't sell iced milo, then she suggested how about a cup of ice with hot milo, I said no thanks but I really appreciate something out of the ordinary, totally didn't expect that.

Oh by the way in the restaurant they have hot water dispenser, really helpful, you don't see this much in Singapore, probably never.

29 July 2017

Just Another Saturday

Typical Saturday, go shopping mall, eat lunch, buy stuff, buy stuff tonight eat, getting kind of repetitive. At least lunch was great, the dumplings were very nice and juicy, the chinese roti prata also power, eat with the brinjal really shiok.

24 July 2017

NEA Called Me

Previously I mentioned about the solar powered CCTV behind my block, I thought it was installed by NEA, but today one of their officers called me regarding the case that I lodged, asked him and he said not that he know of, he also mentioned theirs is like the LTA type, don't know what LTA CCTV looks like though.

I told him the littering happens every few days, but as I'm not home in the day so I don't really know which unit did it. My wife also don't actively check the window to try to catch the culprit, kind of no point if it is two units away, can't see also.

The officer mentioned that they will conduct house visits to the units above me, eventually they will install the CCTV. He said actually they did conduct house visits earlier but the owners never open the door. I think if this time still cannot reach the owners they will probably go ahead and install the CCTV.

23 July 2017

Just Another Weekend

Went shopping with wife and baby, found this store at Anchorpoint where they sell baby products. They have this high-definition TV with blu-ray quality cartoon, really great idea, can keep the kids occupied while we do our shopping.

Kids when they get around age 2+, start to get restless, everything must touch, everywhere must explore, so inquisitive, sometimes can keep crying and throwing tantrum if they get fixated on something, such as a toy, a ride or a cute looking chocolate, especially that damn kinder bueno egg.

Wonder how was I behaving when I was her age..

Anyway bought some BBQ ribs and huge dogs at cold storage, quite nice, not the best but ok for the price.

19 July 2017

Back Feels Better

After sleeping on new bed for 2 nights, the pain on lower left back is much lessened, now tingles a bit but feels so much better.

This made me realize that the bed is a very important item, should never ever scrimp on this, expensive never mind most important is good quality and durable.

Next time if move house I'm going to get a good bed, full latex bed, maybe buy from USA and ship here, think might be cheaper than buying in SG.

17 July 2017

New Bed is Here

Just 3 rolls, can pack until so compact.

The old ti lam and mattress wife put below.

I lie on top really comfortable, definitely feels better than ti lam, really looking forward to first sleep on new bed.

16 July 2017

Bought New Mattress at IKEA

My lower left back keeps hurting, think it is from the cheap ti lam, now I never kena the super jia lat back pain but always have this pain at left area all the time. The last major back pain was in Feb 2016, ti lam works to solve the major back pain but cause long-lasting pain, sigh. Or maybe the ti lam too cheap, too soft, can actually feel my backbone touching the floor.

So since I got my bonus, instead of spending it on a laptop which I don't really need, might as well get a proper mattress, ended up deciding to check out IKEA since it is near my home.

Before going I did some research on mattress, seems like latex is the best but it is more expensive. Note that there are different types of latex, natural is the best and most expensive. There are also synthetic and blended latex, I think these could be cheaper options. But online some people say synthetic can get very warm.

There's also foam or spring mattresses, spring confirm out, reason is because kids like to jump and eventually it will spoil which was what happened to mine, so I rather take foam.

So IKEA don't sell full natural latex mattress, but even if they sell I guess one queen size would be around $2-$3k+.

End up I bought a 150x200x14cm (width, length, height, queen size) Malvik firm foam mattress for $299 and a 150x200x7cm Tromsdalen mattress padding for $599.

And today then I know the concept of putting a mattress padding on top of a mattress, previously thought it was kind of stupid, now then I realize actually it has some uses such as add extra padding, another use is can mix and match, that's why I choose a firm foam mattress, then on top I put a good quality padding, great strategy right haha.

Reason why the mattress padding is so expensive is because inside there is natural latex, of the 7cm, 4cm is latex, and of the latex, 85% is natural, 15% is synthetic, so actually it is a blended type of latex. So you can imagine if pure latex one bed can be super expensive, too luxurious for me.

I get IKEA to send, delivery charge $35, tomorrow send, tomorrow can finally sleep on a proper bed.

15 July 2017

Sakae Sushi Improved a Bit

Today don't know what to eat so gave Sakae one shot, turns out to be not bad, the rice today is just nice.

They also brought back some of their old menu items like the takoyaki, why did they take it out in the first place.

The avocado cheese salmon sushi with caviar also nice, very cheesy and creamy.

14 July 2017

Noticed a Solar Powered CCTV

It's right behind my block, looks like it is focused at my air-con unit. I think installed by NEA after I feedback to them about the rubbish on my air-con unit. Hope they catch the asshole in the act and fine him/her jia lat jia lat.

09 July 2017

HDB Window is a Giant Trash Bin

Today good catch, even got oreo, wonder what present I will receive next time, kind of exciting. This reminds me of the used, bloodied sanitary pad that I saw in my neighbourhood.

Report to NEA also no use, done that, at most they come stake-out for 10-15mins and go back write report say didn't notice anything unusual, then update me saying they staked-out but didn't find anything so basically nothing will change.

Report to HDB they will most likely refer me to NEA, then back to square one.

Call police they will refer me to NEA, then back to square one.

So might as well just do nothing since throwing things out of window is so common that nobody cares.

I reported to NEA anyway, don't really hope for any change, see how it goes.

08 July 2017

Chinatown Complex Roast Duck is the Best

Hawker centre food is the best, cheap and good.

Now also got sell salted egg pork floss at the Fragrance bak gwa shop.

07 July 2017

Hmm, Today Feel Very Good

These few days feel good at work, now less stressed because I got a new staff to help me, and the greatest thing is that this new staff seems competent so far, whatever task I assigned she can do it fast, really power. Now I can be more focused on the higher level stuff so no need to be bogged down by the stupid little things.

Another booster is this year increment not so bad, bonus also ok, better than last year.

Think I might just stay longer, anyway also no lobang, want to jump also no where to jump.

Tomorrow Saturday, looking forward to going out with wife and baby ;)

01 July 2017

Yum Cha Suckling Pig So Expensive

The suckling pig one dish $19.80, portion not so big, enough for two but still kind of expensive, taste ok though, skin is very crispy but I think the normal roasted pork is better.