Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Bad Holiday

On the way to school every morning, we listen to FLY FM. Well, I'm not really listening, I'm usually half asleep. 

We do morning school runs together. Meaning, my husband would drive.. My daughter is there (obviously), we take our son along (because I still don't trust the maid to take care of him without me/my husband around) and of course, there's me. It is kind of like quality time every morning because we talk and kids play "scissors paper stone" and sometimes, we sing if our songs come up. 

Yesterday, after dropping my daughter off in school, there was this advert on Fly FM  on some holiday thing. I wasn't really listening to it (I was sleepy) but I've heard this advert before. It was like telling you to slap yourself in the head/face really hard and the pain you feel from that is equivalent to the feeling you get after a bad holiday.

Something stupid like that.

We all heard the ad and obviously didn't do or say anything but soon my son started slapping his own face. And I was like wondering what the hell was wrong...

Me: what are you doing?? Why are you hitting yourself??? 
Son: me got a bad holiday!!!

LOL

Husband: what??! When did you have a bad holiday?
Son: you know..... (He's thinking what to answer) when me go Singapore.. And we cannot play iPad... Is so bad holiday!

LOL

He is so cute, I swear!!!
Friday, June 24, 2016

I must be a bitch

Last night, after my maid gave my kids a bath, my daughter came up to me and said she needed to whisper something to me. Guess what she said?

"Mummy, do you know.. Kakak told me you don't like her and she doesn't like you too!"

I am furious to the core!!! 

How dare she!!!!

I'm also PMSing right now, which isn't helping. I couldn't stop thinking about it the whole night. I kept telling myself that it shouldn't bother me but who am I kidding???

This morning, I woke up feeling like crap. I mean, yea I have reasons why I am not happy with her. I mean, my expectations was not met and I think the reason I have such high expectations is due to the fact that we made A LOT for this maid. RM17,000 paid and her monthly salary is RM1,100 a month. From my understanding, Indonesian maids don't get paid this high unless they are really experienced. I could be wrong. But RM1,100 for an Indonesian is A LOT! 

When she is not meeting my expectations, obviously lah I'm not happy kan? I may not be a good employer but I think I am good enough! I let her eat all she wants to eat (it is not my fault if she doesn't eat or doesn't like our food - she is free to cook herself!). I let her call home twice in 3 weeks she's been here (agent said only 1x a month). I buy her all the stuff she needs (I even bought her facial cleanser, feminine wash etc). What more do you want???

I'm not chatty with my maids. With my first maid I was extra friendly and when I did, she stepped on my head and from then I told myself, I am not going to be friendly. I give instructions, just go do it. If you can't then it's ok. But I won't chitchat with you all day. I'm just not that type. In fact, I hardly speak to her. 

Is that bitchy?

I'm just so angry that she went and told my daughter! She also told her that she misses home and wants to see her baby. Argh!!!!

Let's wait and see how long this maid will last! My husband is not pleased! 

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

New Maid

We've had our new maid for almost 3 weeks now and I am more tired than ever. I still feel like I'm doing A LOT!

My new maid is really not what I expected at all. I dont know how to explain….

First of all… This is my first indonesian maid. We decided to try Indonesian this time instead of a philipino because:

1. My husband wanted a muslim maid
2. Philipino maid's salary is too high. RM1640 for our household didn't seem worth it. Our house isn't all that big and there isn't much cleaning to do

Reluctant to try Indonesian maid but since we agreed on the 2 points above, I agreed. Because we wanted Indonesian this time and our agent only do pinoys we had to gamble and try a new agency. After calling and trying few places, we settled for Innovedge Agency as suggested by quite a few people.

Our experience with them is ok. Not too bad. Of course not as efficient and good as our previous agency but I find them to be quite alright. We selected this particular maid because….

1. She had work experience abroad (Middle Eastern country)
2. Work experience includes taking care of children and senior citizen
3. She looks presentable

After speaking to her on the phone, we agreed to hire her and paid a whopping RM17,000. 3 months later, she arrived.

3 weeks ago, we welcomed her into our home and ever since then, it has been a roller coaster ride for me.

1. She looks NOTHING like her CV. In fact, I was convinced that it is a different person. I was not expecting her to look like this at all. She doesn't look neat and doesn't look presentable and basically, dont really look nice.

2. Housework and cleaning are all pretty good. She irons well and cleans up pretty good. I can say I am impressed with her work in this sense. She gets points for this from me.

3. She doesn't eat and doesn't cook. This is something I really cannot stand!!!!! I was hoping to get an indonesian who can cook for me. Not only she can't cook, (she said she can't, I haven't tested), I now have to cook FOR HER and I also have to pester her to eat. I mean, bad enough I suck at making my kids eat and I hate cooking… I now have an extra person to think about. She doesn't eat and she is weak ALL the time. She looks it.

4. She is soooooo slow. In my household, with 2 young kids, we are always rushing and always need to be quick. Grocery shopping needs to be quick, meal time needs to be quick..but my current maid is like happily in her own little bubble doing things in her own sweet time. Despite my yelling and shouting for her to be quick, it is almost she's deaf! Drive me nuts whenever we take her to the supermarket and pushing the car is like strolling in the park when I am rushing to get things done! ARGH!

5. She is soooooo blur. This is blurness from a different planet I think. She will be watching the kids but dont know what they're up to. For example, she was watching my kids swim. She is looking at them (I am there watching too) and my son was struggling to get his floats off. Instead of helping him, she will just look at him. I dare not leave her home with the kids without us around. Another time, she was watching them, my son was playing with PlayDoh and he stuffed PlayDoh into his nose and she just looked at him and not do anything. WTF!!! I was so shocked to find the PlayDoh stuck and tried to get it out of his nose. My husband asked her if she saw what he did, and she said "iyaaaaaa"
She saw and yet, nothing!!! God, help me!

6. I told her to feed my kids dinner one day and after attempting 1 time and my son refused to eat, she came up to me to tell me he doesn't want to eat. 1 attempt!!!!!! Same thing with shower and bath time. After 1 attempt, she will conclude they dont want to shower. No creativity whatsoever dealing with the kids. In the end, I will do it all.

7. Lacking common sense. Maybe this is normal, I dont know. For example, she recently broke our drier. Cost us RM500 to get it fixed. When the drier was broken, she washed about 2 loads of clothes knowing we dont have a place to hang those clothes. ????
She asked if she could dry it in the room and leave the fan on. Well, we didn't have a choice but to do that. But when I woke up for sahur, I went to the room to check and the door was shut and all the wet clean clothes are all on the floor. Fan was off. Imagine the smell?!

8. She will leave lights, fan ON even when no one is in the room. I repeatedly told her to switch everything off if no one is in the room. Yet it is like in one ear and out the next. I have to go around the house ensuring everything is switched off before I go to bed. Even her toilet and bedroom light is on all night.

Sigh. BIBO.

Sabar je la…….

I even spoke to the agent to ask about the process and procedures if I want to change. They told me that we can't simply just change to another maid. They need to go for counselling first.

I really feel so stressed out right now. She's not a bad maid, she's just not the right one for our household. I think she will be good for another family with older kids.




Monday, June 20, 2016

Happy Birthday, Papa

My husband celebrated his 41st birthday yesterday and we had a mini celebration at home, with just the 4 of us. To me, it is a perfect day. I hope he feels the same way too.


I ordered a small cake (because it is Puasa and I can't be eating too much cake this time) and it was the perfect size. As usual, I will order MY favourite cake. Well, I'll be the one eating most of it anyway. My kids love this chocolate cake with cream cheese and my husband, well, he is not really into cakes but he can eat a piece of this.

I picked up the cake before I went to school to pick my daughter up. The smell of this cake really menggugat my iman. I wish I could have a piece right there and then. After school run, we went to get some flowers at a nearby florist.


We've been going to this florist for ages and they know us there already. My daughter picked a purple bouquet for my husband. Flowers for him? Might sound odd but he complains he never gets flowers so there I was, making sure he got flowers this year. He better be getting me flowers too for mine because I didn't get one from him last year!!!! Flowers we chose for him was really pretty. My husband loves lilies and my daughter loves those pink daisies so it was a perfect combination.


My daughter wrote a cute little note on the card. It was really sweet.

After flowers, I went to Bangsar & Subang to pick up food I ordered for buka puasa. By the time we got home, it was already almost 6pm. I was tired from driving around everywhere.

We got the cake out and started singing Happy Birthday to papa. I ordered this fireworks type candle and that is really the highlight of the "party". Kids loved it. But they also wanted to blow candles and I had to put some on after the firework candle died.

I bought 2 gifts for my husband and gave 1 for my son to give to his dad and 1 for my daughter. I told them what was inside the pack before giving it to them and specifically told them not to tell their father.

Daughter: Papa, here is your present. It is perfume inside.

LOL

I need to remind myself never to tell her anything. She can't keep secrets.

I hope he enjoyed his little birthday celebration. Happy Birthday to my husband and I pray Allah will bless him with good health always.


Naturally Plus: Why is this the best business?

The Naturally Plus business is the best business to be in. Remember I wrote about it before? If you don't remember or missed that post,


I started this business almost a year ago. It's the BEST decision I ever made because:

1. I'm healthier than ever. My family and especially my kids are also healthier. I don't worry and stress whenever they're sick because I now know the most natural way to treat them. 

2. I am also already earning a comfortable monthly income and this figure keeps growing. 

I couldn't be happier. My only regret was I didn't start sooner but you know what they say, it's better late than never!


As you can see, for me, there are 2 benefits from joining Naturally Plus. Health & Wealth. It just goes hand in hand. 

But there are other things… little things that makes me feel like I'm in the best company and best business… Here are some of the reasons why YOU should join US! 

1. We are THE FASTEST GROWING group in Malaysia. In this business, you can join any team. There are a bunch of other people selling and doing this business so choose your team right. My team is the best team because we have the best leaders. You can read about my leader here. She's awesome!!! She is so successful in this business not because she has her heart in this business for the right reason. To help people. Above her, is another awesome leader who is really all about helping people with their health and wealth. To me, I am in the best team. I'm so grateful and couldn't thank my lucky stars enough. Our team is called the RSS team. What is RSS? Relax Sit Back & Smile

2. Support is awesome. In my team, we have the best support compared to any other teams in this business. What kind of support? Any kind you need. Other teams are slowly starting to copy our ways of doing things. Why? Because we are growing so fast, they want to know why and they want to know how. Our big boss (RSS team leader) want things done the right way, always. We support each other in every way. Our after sales service is excellent. I have people from other teams calling me asking for help because their leaders are not helping them. I still help them although I don't get anything from them. We have a good library of testimonials in our team too because we are so big and have helped people with all kinds of health problems. 

3. You get customers from everywhere. I have customers from all over Malaysia. That's the beauty of this business. You can be from anywhere in the world and join this business. If you are in USA and you want to try this product, we have an office in the USA. I can still help you to sign up and you will still be able to join my awesome team from the USA. If you are in Philippine, Brunei, Indonesia, we also have offices there.  Basically, this business is global. Anyone from anywhere can join my team. We have offices around the world. For those registrations from countries where they have an office, cash payment are paid into their local bank account in their home currencies. But in places where there are no offices, they will credit it into a credit card that UNIVA Capital Mastercard makes and you can use it to withdraw cash in your home currency or spend like how you spend your MasterCard. Isn't that so cool? You can be from anywhere in the world and join this business. 

4. You are your own boss. If you are stressed out doing this business, then you are causing yourself stress because the leaders (my leaders at least) don't stress me out at all. But I must admit, I do get stressed out. Why? Because I want to grow bigger and sometimes, I stress myself out when I cannot do it. Being your own boss is good because you set your own targets. There's no such thing as monthly commitments or targets in this business set by the company. Your only commitment and target is set by you, if you want or if you are like me, no targets at all. I just RSS and wait for customers to come to me.

5. Some people are afraid of being part of MLM type of business because they are scared of the "harassment" to attend seminars or to meet targets to keep their membership. Good thing about this business is, yes there are seminars to attend, there are sessions happening in the office all the time but it is not compulsory to attend at all. I've been in this business for almost 1 year and guess how many times I've attended a seminar?? Actually I've attended none. The purpose of attending these seminars is to learn and yes, if you have the time to go, by all means please go. But I don't have the time so I don't go. I learn in other ways. We have webminar all the time. You can sit in front of the computer and sign up for it at the comfort of your own home. I've listened to a few from home (while in my pjs!) and I also learn by doing my own research online or asking my team for support. That's how I learn and that's how I gain information. I've attended few events organised by my team and although the purpose of these gatherings are to learn, I actually go to socialize with my team members more than anything else. Its a lot of fun and at the same time, I learn a thing or two. But again, they are not compulsory so if you are not interested in those, no need to attend!

6. Product is awesome and there's only 2 main products that you need to really focus and study. Other MLM companies like Amway and Shaklee for example, have soooo many products under their name. You would have to know everything and about all their products if you want to sell it, right? Naturally Plus has only 2 products (under the supplements category) and all you need to study is about Hydrogen (for IZUMIO) and learn about how hydrogen can help treat diseases and also study about Carotenoids, which is what's in Super Lutein. Super easy, right? Imagine being in the Young Livings business and you have to know the benefits of all their essential oil? Yikes. Tough right?

To be successful in this business is really not difficult at all. It is all about sharing and to me personally, once you consume this product you will know how to share. I don't lie when I share about the products and what it does or how it has helped me and my family…so really it is very easy to share.

I've been doing this for a year. I'm not very active, I don't go out much, I don't socialise much and therefore my sharing is very limited to sharing online… but even with that, I'm already earning a good 4 figure income from this. I don't hard sell, I am not knocking on doors or busy distributing flyers on the street or cold calling people… I just do everything on my own sweet time and already I am earning good money.

Don't expect to earn big bucks shaking legs. There's no such thing as easy money in this world. This is the easiest it can get, for me at least. I love it. I get to help people lead a healthier life and I get rewarded quite nicely for it too. Awesome possum!

Come and join me! What are you waiting for???

You have to join me if:

1. You want to be healthier … you must consume this products to be in this business…because otherwise it will be difficult to share and spread the love for these amazing products!

2. You want a passive income… slowly but surely…you will.

NO BUDGET?

We now have smaller packages that can help you start this business..

Email me or WA me to find out more…
What is stopping you?
Sunday, June 19, 2016

Curly Sue wannabe

My daughter is so funny.

She has the softest straight hair ever. It couldn't be any straighter. It is VERY VERY straight! I love her hair because growing up, I wish I had straight hair. Her hair is so soft and nice and mine, well, I've got wavy thick hair.

Her best friend in school has curly hair. It is also very long. My daughter loves her best friend's hair. She started telling us she wants to grow her hair long like her BFF. I personally prefer her to have chin length hair because she looks really cute like that but she's like a 6 year old going on 10 so you know girls, they want long hair, they want pink this, pink that…..

She's also been begging me to make her hair curly. How do I do that? I mean, I have a curler at home for my hair but I can't use it for her. I mean, I dont want to burn her hair, right? Plus, her hair is super thin too. I dont think it can tahan the heat.

That day, I braided her hair and somehow she just left it and it became a bit frizzy and she loved it! LOL. I hate frizzy hair. Mine is sometimes! So I decided to do the same one night before she went to sleep and hoping that the next day, her hair will be all curly.


It was so funny. She was so excited! She was so happy going to sleep and couldn't wait to wake up in the morning with curly hair. I had to keep her expectations lower because I dont want her to get disappointed. I mean, her hair is SUPER STRAIGHT!

The next morning, we took it out and it looked like this….. LOL

Well, we tried.

Wait till you are 21 and I will let you perm your hair. Till then…This is as curly as it can get.

KupuKupu Raya 2016

This is my baby. I'm sure you already know about it already. If not, you can read about it here. Alhamdulillah this is the 3rd year I am running this small business of mine. I'm very proud and happy with it because I really choose and carefully select each piece and I am involved from the start. I'm very proud of each piece.

This year, I've been so busy (especially with maid issues and whatnot) that initially, I wanted to put this on hold and not come up with new designs this year but after thinking about it, I realised that the show must go on. I mean, I still need to make it for my own kids anyway.


For 2016, we have a few new designs this year. Do check out our instagram or Facebook to view the whole collection. Even if you dont have kids, please spread the love with friends ok?

Our fabric are all selected by yours truly and I chose something that my own kids will be comfortable wearing so rest assured they are all good quality fabric. Some of them from this collection are designer fabric from the U.S (hence the price is slightly more expensive) like Robert Kaufman, which I absolutely love!

Hoping people out there will love all these pieces as much as I do. Well, my daughter has 1 in each designs, which is so not good for business but I love it that she loves wearing it too.

Here are the links…… WA me if you want to know more and please do hurry! We have 2 weeks till raya and we will send our last items in the post probably next week. Sizes are also limited as I dont make a lot of pieces in each print.

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