Friday, 21 March 2008

The Huggie-Wuggie On My Bed...



Ah...Finally, back home! And back to Internet connection...The wireless in my hostel decided to not be slow anymore this week...It decided to stop working all together! *Grrr*


Anyway, it has been a long two weeks...Have been busy catching up on all the work I missed during my one week of medical leave (mainly of my horrible Statistics paper), and as much as I like taking a break, it seems the break gives me more work! In fact, one of my friends just told me that I've only gotten back my colour in the past two days or so...



But guess what was waiting on my bed when I came home this week?






Parcel from the UK...




One of my best friends, Ae Mi (who is studying in the UK) had been excitedly telling me she has something for me during our MSN chats; her only hint was that it is from the zoo and it's a huggie-wuggie (hug-gable lar)...=)



After our SPM, Ae Mi went to the UK for a holiday, and before she left, when I gave her a pair of gloves (were they red or blue? Forgot!) as a gift, she asked me what I wanted...


I remember telling her nothing, but a couple months down the road, I saw this lovely hot-water bottle being sold in one of the UK markets (in the newspaper) and I sent Ae Mi a message to ask her to please buy one on my behalf should she see them...



I have always wanted a hot-water bottle (a nice one, mind you, not the completely latex-looking one with no cover as I don't always tolerate latex very well) to help ease the discomfort during the times when my tummy decides to bloat...

But dear Ae Mi had trouble locating the one I liked, so I bought myself a cold pack instead (the type you can also microwave)...




So, surprise, surprise! Guess what was in the little parcel sitting on top my bed?






This little guy!





See the flat tummy? It hides a hot-water bottle!





He's actually a casing for the hot-water bottle which is stuffed into his body!

Whoopie!




What a great end to two very exhausting weeks, indeed...How I wish I had this little guy with me when I was in the hospital nursing a sore arm from all the needles...



So, thanks Ae Mi dear...He's part of the furry-family now...Now, would you like to name him? ;)



26 comments:

Jo-D said...

Ae Mi can I have one also? I am Daphne's friend. :-)

whre4arthou said...

Awww.. hehe..

Monkey's arrived!!

I'm so glad you like him Nai.. when I saw him I knew instantly that he is perfect for you!

He looks a bit like the orang utan in one of your pictures..

Me no know what to name him.. we called him Monkey while he was with us before posting..

He's so handsome isn't he?

Hehe ;)

Oh.. Wei Chieh insists that I tell you that he stuck your address to the box and sealed it with plastic and he is very proud of it..

Happy Easter Nai nai.. and Happy first Easter to Monkey too! Does he get a chocolate bunny? Hehe :)

Muakzie!


Jo-d :-

Hehe.. will think about it ;)

Ron Jerem Lee said...

its certainly super lovely. but i just wonder...... hot water pouch..... u need them in malaysia?

Anonymous said...

Huggie_Wuggie is a pretty catchy name for it :))

kl_gal

Nightwing said...

Hey..not bad..great gift...:)

Hope u r feeling better.

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Jo-D,

Refer to Ae Mi's answer below, ok dear? =)

Daphne Ling said...

Hey Ae Mi,

Yeap, monkey's arrived! Luckily you didn't send me a Steve Irwin lookalike or something ;p!

Kl_Gal is right...Huggie-Wuggie sounds just about a nice name for the monkey...What do you think?

As for Wei Chieh, tell him thanks, and go make him the banana+peanut butter milkshake he likes so much *Cross eye*

Happy Easter to you too Ae Mi...Save some chocolate for me, ok? =)

Daphne Ling said...

Hey Ron Jerem Lee,

Hi, thanks for coming by...You sure have an interesting name =)

Anyway, I have a tendency to bloat...Hot compress helps the discomfort, and hot towels don't do the trick as they become cold fast...So I have always been looking for a hot-water bottle...

Now I don't have to waste time thawing the my cold-pack (frozen in fridge!)...

Daphne Ling said...

Hey Gurdeep (KL_Gal),

Long time no see! Hope you're doing well...

Anyway, if Ae Mi agrees, then Huggie-Wuggie he will be! Hehe...

Daphne Ling said...

Hey NightWing,

Yeap! Feeling much better after a nice day's rest (at home, with mum's cooking!)...Keke...

And yeah! It's a great gift!

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

how about Kerpie? he's very hugable...kahkah!

Farina said...

aiyo so cute one. monkey for tummy. ;)

Anonymous said...

this is what friendship is all about. friends making each other happy and remembering what one another needs and likes. like you gave ae mi gloves to keep her hands warm and she gives you monkey to keep your tummy warm. beautiful!

Mat Salo said...

Hai.. bila you dah besar - kahwin -Huggy Wuggy ni nanti dah ada 'competitor' macamana?

Sorry, that was just the dirty old man in me thinking aloud. :)

Dunno what it is about gals and all this cutie stuff. For instance, as a guy, monkeys can only be associated with bloggers, betul tak?

Heh, saw some interesting "coments" at my blog. Eh nanti turun ya, please? Puh-lease? ;)

Glad to hear you are now A-OK!

Wai Wai said...

Hi Daph, this is from a mother, I would name him "hotie".... ka ka ka

Elaine "mummy"

Daphne Ling said...

Hey Kerpie,

Aya, you huggable, no point right? Not like I can keep you on my bed, right? ;) Hehe...

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Kak Farina,

Haha...Yeah lar...Monkey for tummy...Apa nak buat? I love animals and I have pictures with Orang Utans, and Ae Mi knows how I love all these furry friends...So monkey lar jadinya...=)

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Kak Farina,

Haha...Yeah lar...Monkey for tummy...Apa nak buat? I love animals and I have pictures with Orang Utans, and Ae Mi knows how I love all these furry friends...So monkey lar jadinya...=)

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Anon 09.15,

Thank you for coming over, and that was beautiful! And yes, that is what friendship is all about...Remembering the needs and likes of your friend...And trust that he/she remembers yours too =)

Thanks for putting it so well...

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Abang Mat,

Well, they will all just have to compromise with one another...When my cat was still alive, he had to share my bed with all my other Huggie-Wuggie's too!

Hehe...

As for the monkey and bloggers thing, I was thinking of it too! Just didn't mention...So I was giggling when you said it...

Turun pergi mana? I go to your blog, and you haven't made your appearance yet! Where you want me to turun?

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Wai Wai (Elaine),

Hotie? Haha...I never expected that, I tell you!

Tell me, what's so hot about the monkey? Hehe...

Wai Wai said...

Hi Daph, hotie because he's going to be hot, right? (when you put hot/warm water in it), hotie is used for sexy and handsome guy mah.... ke ke ke (naughty for a mum eh??) I'm dropping by before catching a flight to Manila, take care dear.

whre4arthou said...

Nai Nai dear,

Monkey is yours, you can name him anything you like :)

But huggie-wuggie is cute although long..

Do you know I just named one of my 'children' Froggy Dog? Hehe.. he's a dog that looks like a frog..

I think I once gave you a cowdog right? The dog that looks like a cow..

Hehe..

We're weird..

Easter's over :( Wei Chieh's back to work today.. boohoohoo

It has been snowing the past 2 days in London..

Amazing isn't it? Snow towards the end of March!

OHhh yeahh... I did say that I sent you an inflatable boyfriend didn't I? Hahaha...

Steve Irwin's hot! or was hot..

Me got a chocolate bunny from baby Luciano for Easter! We ate him up.. :P

Okaylah.. hehe.. I'll talk to you when I see you on MSN before I leave a page long message here..

See you nai nai.. huggies!

P/S: The gloves you gave me are blue :) And they are still with me and will always be

Daphne Ling said...

Hey Ae Mi,

Ok, I guess Huggie-Wuggie won't work, since my whole collection of plush toys are Huggie-Wuggie's...Hehe...

Yes, I still remember the cowdog, and the Bear-Bear...=) My mum has sealed all my plushies in a box though, since she has flatly refused to clean them for me while I am not around...=(

So, after some thinking, I have decided to call the monkey 'Crocky'...It's in tribute to your 'love' for Steve Irwin and how hot you think he is...*Cross eyed*

I thought of calling monkey 'Steve', but somehow, geli lar...;) So, 'Crocky' in tribute of the Crocodile Hunter, alrite?

Take care, you!

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Elaine,

Aiya, sorry I mixed the urutan up...=)

Oh...Now I get it...Hehe...I never thought about the part about him being actually literally 'hot'...

Good one...But it would be weird if I called him 'Hotie' lar...Wrong message nanti...;)

whre4arthou said...

Hehe.. nai.. crocky's a good one ;)

Wei Chieh wanted to name our dog, 'cat' and our cat, 'dog' next time :P

Yeah.. Wei Chieh told me about your mum sealing all your toys.. heehe.. but Crocky's escaped.. he's a lucky boy..

:)

Me'll see you around nai.. if you come online this afternoon (my time) I probably won't be around.. going over to baby Luciano's till 6 or so..

But I'll see you some other time.. take care okay? Huggies!