Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Couch Potato Weekend

Hubby and I were following the Singapore series The Little Nyonya on Astro. But it's quite irritating to watch one episode per day (minus weekends). I don't really mind that as I don't want to spend the extra money on rental or CD purchase. Call me a cheapskate but why spend the money when we've already paid for the Astro subscription? But of course, with the full set of CDs, we can watch as many episodes we want, whenever we want.

Hubby, who doesn't mind spending the amount (not a lot, actually) and also because he's not very patient, came back with the full set last Friday. So we spent the weekend doing TV marathon. We watched 19 episodes in 2 days' time and we've finished the series! *phew*

As it's a couch potato weekend, we didn't bring the kids anywhere (except for dinner on Saturday). So they were confined at home, with no TV to watch and no Wii games to play from afternoon onwards. Of course they created a lot of havoc - running around the house chasing each other, playing rough, snatching toys, making A LOT of noise, etc. They got scolded countless times. But can't blame them, right? At least they kept themselves occupied while the parents are glued to the idiot box. :p

~ one of the things they did to entertain themselves ~

36 comments:

Cynthia said...

haha.. I just finish another HK shows too.. and couching is good at times.. :) NVM on the kids crowd, good for them too to have some run!

LittleLamb said...

OMG!
i actually happen to watch Little Nyonya on astro yday. first time. found it so gan cheong.... but i couldnt understand much the mandarin. yrs is cantonese version?

Fussy mum said...

Oh, lately I've heard so much about this Spore drama. How do u find it? Hahh..your kids really had loads of fun and they look cute with the headgears (looks like badminton cover to me).

slavemom said...

Cynthia, hahaha u oso a drama addict eh? :)

Rachel, nope, it's Mandarin. But got Eng subtitles. Astro got BM subtitles mah.

Fussy mum, it's interesting to know abt the Peranakan heritage n their customs. The heroine of the show vy 'cham' one. Always kena bully. Really pitiful. But it has a good ending. :)
Yup, those r badminton covers on their head. Funny kids, rite? :D

Wonderful Life said...

Aiyo... so nice! I only managed to watch few episodes during weekends as most of the time my boy would ask me to accompany him in our bedroom. He loves to play in our bedroom and forbids me to go to living room to watch the idiot box! sigh...

jacss said...

actually i've also heard a lot abt this series leh....but the timing of the show not convenient for me to catch, hence i missed it :(
wuah kawan....now, u really tempted me to buy the whole series edi...i love rotting at home to catch series, hahaha but kesian the kids la like u said, LOL!!

Merryn said...

But your kids look like they are having a ball there! so happy! so nice of you guys to be potatoes for the weekend! hahaha

andrewjune said...

wah first thing, it's good the kids stayed at home cos of the H1N1virus spreading, BEST to let them stay at home *wink*
so you & hubby can invest in other series so all can glued to the TV instead :-)

must check out the series soon...

yatie said...

i like singapore series as well.and Hong Kong too. can get sddicted. so now i don't want to start watching new series now. kalau tak cannot stop and keep thinking next episode

Mummy to QiQi said...

haha...now u also kena ah? so nice right? actually u can catch them also on youtube (with english subtitle coz my laptop no sound liao). I already finish watching them online thru only youtube. so if miss astro, not so kek sim.

Cheffie-Mom said...

What a cute photo! So happy! enJOY your day!

huisia said...

is the little nyonya a good show? have been reading this around the blogs..perhaps i should get one for myself.

Hazel said...

such a good idea, i also didn't go out lately, scare d H1N1.virus

Health Freak Mommy said...

Seems like everyone is chasing the Little Nyonya series! Wow, you and your hubby can really watch TV eh? I wish I had the time to do that too, dream on....

jazzmint said...

wow u can really masak series LOL. I wish my hubby is into chinese serial too :(

MeRy said...

I am addicted to this Sg drama too....can't wait till next Monday to catch up the next episode. How much did ur hubby bought the VCD??

2ma said...

i will usually "chase" tvb dramas. but i am selective coz i would want to finish the whole series in the shortest time possible *haha* that's bad for health :)

michelle said...

One reason why I don't have astro, so I won't get addicted to these series.

BabyBooned said...

isnt it great to ignore the kids once in a while?! hehehheee call me mean but i think its healthy for the parents to have their own fun once in a while! :p

Mummy Gwen said...

I heard this show is very hit..haha. But I don't quite like SG chinese serials lah..hehe. But your kids very cute lah...they can really entertain themselves.

Alicia said...

my fren offered me her nyonya vcd n im hesitating if i shld take lol at tis moment im watching hk series 2 at the same time lol

Rose said...

My hubby is like a drama series marathon participant....he must finish one drama in one day!! sometimes we spent our Sunday in room watching drama, while little gal follow her aunt around....hahaha! We so lazy that we order special delivery (McD's) and eat in the room. :p

wen said...

same with my kids, if no tv, psp or ps2, they will do somthing silly. and suddenly i feel that the money i spent on their toys are so worth it! lol

coffeesncookies said...

I'm also stuck with little nyonya every night, after she sleeps. Y'day watch till 1am. *yawn*. kan cheong and kek sam !

JO-N said...

Hahaha, that's why it's called the idiot box!! Can be quite addictive, eh?

Oliveoylz said...

Oh wow! really salute you, 19 episodes in 2 days! wow wow wow! looks like ur kids are getting really creative with ur badminton covers! ha ha!

jborela said...

Hi, am a mom also. . . i love reading your post! very nice!

Serene said...

Ahahaha... thats indeed very cute hat! Same here, big fans of Little Nyonyah!

Angeline said...

full set?! Whoo-hoo! That definitely makes one a couch potato! *giggle*

and...that's right? what do you expect the kids to do? Nonya...its just NOT their taste... *laugh*

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

I have missed the first few episodes of Lil Nyonya, therefore I give up to watch it.

But I have heard it is a very good drama. No wonder you can watch the whole drama within 2 days. Geng!

Mummy Moon said...

2 of the kids are so cute! My hubs also like to watch the Nyonya show, and Yan Yan become follower too...

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Slavemom, I have heard of this Nyonya show. Pity we can't get it here. My mom was a pure Nyonya.
Best regards, Lee.

Dora said...

Wow this Lil Nyonya is really successful in making ppl crazy abt it! Anyway, ur kids find some way to entertain themselves huh...

Irene said...

Little Nyonya series!!!! hahahaha... terer la u ppl! looks like ur kids also sengmok, layan sendiri. haha!

wen said...

ya amarin is very good, still prefer there..
so now u got no car?
quite a damaged oso leh, luckily gu gu is ok

slavemom said...

Doreen, if u can't go to the tv, bring the tv to u? hehehe

Jac, nvm, they can keep each other company. Just be prepared for the havoc. kekeke

Merryn, cannot do that too often. Eyes vy the tired! :)

June, yup, best to stay home. But hv to find 'proper' things for them to do.

Yatie, same here. Once I start, cannot stop edi.

Chin Nee, not slow ah to d/load from Youtube?

Debbie, :)

Hui Sia, quite interesting. Read my earlier reply to Fussy mum.

Hazel, good idea for adults but not for the kids.

Shireen, it's quite time-wasting actually. I guess if u hv the time, u'd rather do something more productive. :)

Jazz, in that case, u masak series, he take care of the kids loh. hahaha

MeRy, RM20+. It's recorded from the Singapore channel.

2ma, I agree, it's bad for health. :)

Mich, smart move.

BabyBooned, how I wish we can ignore them more often. hahaha

Mummy Gwen, I can watch any TVB series but quite selective in Sgp series. I think it's becoz of the actors. :)

Alicia, since u've got the VCD, can take ur time to watch.

Rose, wow... that's really intensive watching. hehehe

Wen, silly nvm. As long as they dun get hurt.

Elaine, finished the show edi?

Jo-N, VERY addictive!

Olive, luckily we dun do this often. Sakit mata leh.

jborela, thx for dropping by!

Serene, let them play their own style, as long as it's safe. :)

Angeline, definitely not their taste. hehehe

Joanne, Congrats! U r not a tv drama addict. :) If me, I can start watching the show from the middle if I like it.

Bee Moon, so he has to explain to her while watching the show?

Unc Lee, no wonder u look for a wife who's a good cook. :)

Dora, yeah, this show is really a big hit.

Irene, wat to do, the parents totally ignored them. kekeke