Sunday, November 29, 2015

It's her birthday

Last week, my maid celebrated her 33rd birthday. Last year, we celebrate her birthday because no one knows when her birthday is and a year went by and then I thought "how come we have never celebrated her birthday?". I looked in the passport and had an OPPSSS! moment. So not cool!

This year, I was determined to remember it but I almost didn't. Shoot me, I'm so bad with birthdays. Sometimes I don't even remember my family's birthdates. This year, again, I forgot about it until it was almost too late. I quickly WA my favourite baker and asked if she can squeeze in some cupcakes for me. I knew asking her to bake a cake for me with less than a day's notice is a bit pushing it so I opted for cupcakes. Turns out, she is already baking some and have some leftovers. I told her "I'll take whatever you have!"…desperate!

I didn't have time to look for a gift too. I quickly went on ZALORA and look for a gift. I saw a few nice stuff that I think she will like and I asked my daughter to pick one for her and my daughter picked this pink wallet.

Nice or not? LOL. Not exactly my taste but ah well, at least it comes from the heart. My daughter's heart. I also ordered some tops for her.

The wallet came on time and I quickly wrapped it without my daughter knowing. I don't want her to keep bugging me about who the gift is from. She can't really keep a secret. I just told her we need to look for a gift for someone and that was it. The tops I ordered never came. They are not directly from ZALORA apparently. Ah well.

The night before her birthday, in bed, I told my kids that they have to wish kakak Happy Birthday when they wake up in the morning and I said that they cannot fight with her on her birthday. They said ok. They're always arguing with each other that's why!

That birthday morning, we all got up early and wished her Happy Birthday. Kids was super excited.
After dinner, we had a singing / cake cutting ceremony for my maid.

Overall it was a good mini celebration I think. She thanked us.

Daughter: Mummy, I didn't fight with kakak today you know
Me: That's good. You cannot fight with her on her birthday, its not nice!
Daughter: but tomorrow it won't be her birthday anymore. Can i fight with her again tomorrow?

(asking me with a serious face and tone with her big eyes!) How not to laugh?
Thursday, November 26, 2015

IZUMIO for Allergies

On Tuesday, right after dinner I noticed the left side of my daughter's lower lip is swollen! I panicked!!! I have never seen her lips like that before - EVER! I didn't know what was going on so I quickly gave her a packet of IZUMIO. IZUMIO is like our saviour! Everytime something happens, we just grab a pack of IZUMIO and wait for miracle to happen. This time is no different. My husband quickly took some ice on the lips. I asked if it was itchy or it is painful and she said no…but still!! Why is it so big - I have no idea but I was scared as hell. I called my best friend (who is a doctor) and asked her what to do. She told me that as long as her eyes aren't red, no fever, tongue is not swelling then I can just give her an antihistamine and told me how much to give and that was it. If the tongue starts swelling, she told me to go to the hospital to get a jab. Yikes. I was so worried.

After about an hour later, we saw that the swelling is slowly going down and before she went to bed, I gave her another pack of IZUMIO. I did not even give any antihistamine. The next morning, she woke up and everything was back to normal. Alhamdulillah!!! IZUMIO is da bomb!!!

I can make my own soap!

Remember this post? Last Sunday, I attended this Homemade Toiletries workshop organised by my business partner MamaPumkin. It was my first time attending workshops like this and I had fun. Initially, I wanted it to be my "me time" away from the kids time but the day before the workshop, my daughter's classmate's mum whatsapped me to tell me that she saw my name on the list and wondered if I will be taking my kids along because her daughter (who is my daughter's bff in school) will be coming along. When I told my daughter, she literally begged me to go. OK fine. I guess I can bring one kid. Then on the day of the workshop, my husband said he has something urgent to do and asked if I could bring my son along. Sure why not! There goes my "me time".

I ended up taking both kids and my maid along.

We were each given all these stuff and did it together. It was so cool. At first, my daughter sat with me and we did it together.

This is the body scrub. It was soooo easy to do my goodness! I'll be making these from now on. It took less than 5 minutes to do. And the ingredients can easily be found online or in this case, they use fine organic hilmalayan rock salt which you can buy in most supermarket.

Next, we were taught to make our own shower gel. That too was really easy!! I couldn't believe it!! Took under 5 minutes to make! By this time, both my kids wanted to help mummy out. Imagine that, both on my lap and both wanted to pour everything in the bottle.

The third thing we did was the body butter. This one takes a bit longer to do so instead of everyone doing it, only one person did it while everyone else watched and learn the process. Easy peasy lemon squeezy! By this time, kids had enough and decided to have their own little party.

My son was the only boy!And both my kids are the loudest. Mamapumkin had to shuhhhhh them a few times. It was so funny.

I came home and told my husband about the whole thing and he told me to make more to sell. WHAT???!!! No thank you…

But I am excited that I can now make my own toiletries because now, I can choose the smell I like….
I'm going to get some essential oil and make them. I think it will be a good christmas gift for my kid's teachers, what do you think???

Perfect gifts don't you think??? OK …next project will be this!!!

The Castle

Last weekend, for dinner, we went to The Castle to check out the food. It is fairly new this place, I think. We had no clue what kind of food they serve but figured it must be some middle eastern and that Sunday, we were up for some arab food.

I told my kids that we will be dining in the castle that night and they both, my daughter especially fefeeling royalty. When we got there, my son said "Me thought the castle is big. This castle so small!" LOL. He really thought we were going to a castle and I guess was shocked to see how "small" this castle is. But still, they both really think it is a real castle.

So anyways, their menu was quite food. If you enjoy middle eastern food, this place has everything. I opted for some mixed grill.

It was quite yummy. I loved it! I can't remember how much it was but I was surprised that it is cheaper than other places. If you see inside this restaurant, it is pretty exclusive. The inside of the restaurant looks like a big hall…like in a castle, with high ceiling and big chandelier and big huge windows. I can so picture having a party in here with a long table set up. Maybe for next year's birthday, I'll throw myself a dinner party here!

Anyway, I also ordered mango juice and it was so yummy and fresh. My daughter didn't like it because it was too thick but I absolutely loved it. She ate the mango and loved it. And asked us to order a whole plate of mangos for her. After she was done with her food, we did and came a huge plate of mangos. We laughed because it was TOO much but surprisingly we almost finished everything. It was really sweet and nice.

My husband ordered some lamb briani or mandi lamb (can't remember) and came this soup… I really have no clue what it is and I am beating myself up for not asking because now I don't know the name of this soup thingy but it was soooo nice. I don't know what is inside but it looked like mee hoon to me. LOL. It was really so nice that I finished it all. 2 bowls in fact - don't tell anyone! Also we ordered some tabbouleh salad. It is also the nicest I've had so far. A bit salty but somehow, that is what I like about it. I don't like salty stuff but this one works somehow.

After we were done with our food, they brought out these.. FOC (I think)…

Shoot me right now cuz I died and went to Baklava heaven! OMG!!!! It was da BOMB!!!!!!!!!! I finished it all…I only shared a small piece with my maid and finished everything all by myself. I remember when we were in Istanbul early this year, I ate this so much because it was so yummy. I've missed it and I remember trying it a few times here in KL but it is never as nice as the ones in Istanbul…
Well now, I don't have to go to Istanbul no more because I can get my baklava fix ala Istanbul here in the Castle!!! Hurray!!!!

Our bill (3 adults +2 children) came up to slightly below RM200. Not bad at all considering we had so much food!!! We all finished everything we ordered because everything was so yummy. Don't ask me why there weren't any photos of everyone else's food. I was too busy snapping photos of my own food I guess.

I'll be back!!!

MAybe this weekend…I feel like ordering the same thing again…

Mixed grill
That soup thingy
tabbouleh salad
Mango juice

Must try!!! Go!!!
Monday, November 16, 2015

Homemade Toiletries

My friend attended one of these workshop and she had so much fun. She was telling me about and it really sounded like something I'd be interested to try. I was so excited when she told me that there's another one coming up and asked me to join in.

I always love to learn new things. I love buying toiletries. So much so that my favourite hobby when I was in UK was shopping in Boots. You can find everything in there and I remember spending so much money buying all sorts of stuff.

The cool thing about this workshop is that they will be using organic products and essential oils. You know how essential oil is such a big thing now? Well, now is your chance to learn how to make your own toiletries.

I will be going for this. There's RM100 fee to cover the venue, cost of the oil and materials and also the trainer. You get to take home whatever you make that day. They will teach us how to make body wash, moisturiser and body scrub. RM100 and you get to take home 3 items. Not bad right?

If you would like to join me, please visit this Facebook Page and register there. Or if you want, you can email me and I'll help you to get registered. Come!! Come!!! Seats are limited so hurry up!!!

I already told my husband he has babysitting duties this Sunday because I want to attend this. I might even take my daughter along…. Could be fun for her
Saturday, November 14, 2015

Improving your wellbeing

Since I started consuming IZUMIO and Super Lutein, I've been really healthy. I've been healthy all along, I don't have any health issues or anything like that but I am older now. When you are older, you get aches and you get tired easily. With 2 young children that I need to look after and care for, I cannot afford to be sick. I cannot afford to be weak and I cannot afford to have body aches because I'm always on the go with my 2 children. Now that I am the official "driver", I spend at least 3 hours in the car everyday driving my daughter to and from school. It is tiring, ok. But so far, I feel good.

I have not been sick or weak in a long time now. Remember when I had my dengue? That was really hell for me because I had to be away from the kids for a few days and I couldn't do the things I had to do and it was such a hassle for the whole family. Being weak at home and the kids bugging me to cook (no one else cooks in this house) and bugging me to play is so not fun!

During the haze, we weren't really indoors pretty much the whole time. We did go out (to supermarket, shopping malls, shops etc) and kids did get a little bit of flu and whatnot. My throat did itch and we all did get cough here and there but really, it wasn't bad at all considering we still go out and all. We have not touched medicine in almost a year now and I believe it is thanks to Super Lutein and IZUMIO.

So many children are taking these wonderful supplements for their immune system including my own kids. I wouldn't give them anything else. Taking these supplements doesn't mean that we won't fall sick at all but it means that we will recover quicker and make our bodies stronger. For now, my kids have not touched paracetamol or cough medicine in almost a year now which is fantastic. But must always remember that these aren't medicine. IF you are really sick, you will still need to see the doctors and get medical attention but these supplements will help you recover quicker and not rely on medications so much. So maybe instead of taking 5 days of meds from the doctor, you will only need to take it for 3 days (for example) with the help of these supplements. Recovery period is shortened and that's always good.

We have so many customers taking these products for all sorts of things. I am glad that I feel good and my family is healthy, alhamdulillah.
I'm so grateful to have found this products and will continue to share about it here. Best part is, I get paid for sharing too! Isn't that awesome? Passive income is always good! I am also looking for business partners to join my team so if you are looking to earn some passive income, come and join my team. We are the fastest growing team in Malaysia! We are the best!

Whether you want to be a consumer or you want to do the business with me, you are more than welcome.

What are you waiting for? Don't wait until you are sick to try these supplements. Start now! Get your parents and aunts and uncles and in laws to try them…trust me you won't regret it!

Trophy Wife

This morning, my girlfriend and I was discussing about Trophy Wife and we just discovered that both our definition are wrong. LOL.

To my friend, a trophy wife is someone who is pretty but an airhead. Basically just someone who looks good beside the husband. A complete bimbo but someone pretty the husband likes to show off to his friends. 

To me, a trophy wife is someone who is an all rounder. She cooks, she cleans, she can bake, she looks good, can take care of the kids, house is spotless and she does it all in stilettos. You know..that kind of wife. Something I want to be but fail miserably, of course.

Turns out, both our definition is wrong. According to wikipedia….

Trophy wife is an informal term for a wife, usually young and attractive, who is regarded as a status symbol for the husband who is often an older and wealthy "sugar daddy".

A trophy wife has little personality merit besides her looks and requires substantial costs for maintaining her looks. In other words "gold digger"


OK I am definitely not a trophy wife!!! And I just realised that now. All along I thought I was one, based on my own definition! Thank God I didn't announce it to anyone but my friends…

OK fine.. I'm an airhead!