18th of August – Yesterday, I had a mix of work events and also some family time. The day started with an early 7.30 am breakfast with my mum (she lives in Singapore and is visiting for a few days), brother, sister and nephew and nieces.

Then I attended a community cooking program in USJ 6, where they cooked laksa Johor. I took questions and provided answers from the residents on the flash flood and recent political problems.

Then I went to USJ1 Angsana to give a short encouragement speech to children preparing for UPSR exams. This is a motivational and tuition camp for underprivileged children. Then I went to a basketball competition (under 18, 3 on 3) in USJ Laman Sukan, organised by youths from the local Leo Club.

At 12 noon to 4.30, I was at Brickfields Asia College to judge the law reform policy competition organised by KPUM. Team Aphrodite won; an all women team comprising of friends from LSE, UITM and UIA. The competition was very tight, the four finalists were separated by 1 to 2 points only.

On the downside, I was stuck for an hour in a car park when my car battery went flat. I had to call my mechanic Alan to bring a new battery.

Thereafter, I joined my mother for an important family gathering dinner, followed by durians. My officer represented me instead for the Subang Jaya Di Zang Wang Pu Sa dinner.