Above: my child and my new men's snowboots (60% off at Joyce Warehouse!!). Since there are not many men with IT38 (US Size eight) feet, I keep an eye out for heavily marked down boots/ sneakers in the men's department for myself (better than less-marked down women's stuff right, since my size is more common in the women's dept)... Tho that's also how Kings has muted gold crackled sneakers with jet black laces... (Really, really not bad as it sounds)
Decided to BMO boots because the two men in my life have decided annual family vaccies of choice since Lake Tahoe shall now be snow-filled and I shall have to freeze my bum off with them. At least lemme do it in boots that don't feel like they were made out of concrete... Too bad I'm 20 years too old for the Ah Lian Ah Huay boots + cut shorts/ mini thing. (Hell, what'm I saying, I've never done it. I was just never Cute Girl.)
(Also, we're taking our end-of-year snow resort vacation now because Kings is on *gardening leave (yes, again!!) and will therefore be probably working his bum off come this Christmas.) Though it might be a good thing after all... Some families (who don't speak English as a first language) have told us they're holding off going back to (non-English-speaking) hometowns for the hols til after primary school interview season (at English-speaking schools) is over... Not... that I'm very adept at any other language besides English, but people sudah don't play-play we also a bit kurang enthusiasm to go too nuts...
OK here we go:
*gardening leave - in our case like a "non-compete," ie when you leave 1 bank for another, if it's to take up a role considered in direct competition with the one you are leaving, you are required to go on 1-3 months' leave before starting at the new place. Since you can't officially "work" you are described as being on leave to go "gardening". And yes it means Kings is going to another bank.