Sunday, 24 April 2016

Greetings from my Ge Lai Room

Nearly 2 weeks of no shower and no cold water.

So far, so good.

I stay in an air-conditioned room and I wear pajamas even if it's really hot outside. 

I wash my vagina with feminine wash and water. I take a sponge bath 2x a day and I use dry shampoo to clean my scalp.

So far, so good.

I eat a lot of chocolates and food laden with ginger and sesame oil.  We are making modifications on the traditional ge lai dishes because after eating the same thing over and over again, I lost appetite. 

We agreed that as long as the meat is "dyet" and we use "dyet" ingredients, we can modify the recipes.  For instance, I ate the liver as a sandwich instead of eating it as an ulam.

My sister in law also researched on Dyet and Tsin food. She learned that not  all fruits are "tsin". Apparently longgans are "dyet".

So that was a good discovery!

I wasn't initially allowed to drink water but our other Chinese friends told us that they had to drink water to be successful in breastfeeding. So, my mother in law eventually agreed. throat is craving for an ice cold sprite. I feel a thirst that no amount of O Tso Tong Sim or hot water can quench.

I look forward to going back to drinking cold water, showering and going home.

In the mean time, so good.

Happy Sunday,



  1. Glad to read that you and baby G are doing well.

    1. Last week of Ge Lai! Nag sawa ako sa food so my MIL was kind enough to modify!

  2. if you don't mind, may i ask where can i buy the Batiste dry shampoo? i am giving birth late this year, and the thought of greasy hair freaks me out as early as now hehehe