Blowing air into a balloon is no simple task yet this was the first thing I did as soon as I arrived home from an 11-hour shift. My two sons prepared a "birthday poster" while their Ate Ally was in school. So, at the last minute I thought the poster would look more festive if i threw in a few balloons, as I wanted the said poster to be the first thing my daughter sees as soon as she wakes up. The "air pump", however, that i bought last Christmas was no longer working so I had to go manual. By the time I finished the fifth balloon, I was so breathless and felt as if I've lost 20 pounds lol.