Sunday, September 28, 2014

We are hiring!!!

In order to move forward, I've decided that it is time I seek outside help!

I am looking to expand my team and looking for creative, hardworking individuals to join us to be better!

At the moment I can only offer freelance position but if you are exactly what I am looking for, full time positions can be extended to you as well. We see how it goes...

1. Graphic designer - lookin for someone to design stuff for kupukupu including logo, all our printables, stickers, paper bags etc... (FREELANCE position)

2. Seamstress - preferably someone with experience in children clothing and will be able to do high orders. (FULL TIME position). Location could be at own location (work from own home) or could be at my location in KL city centre.

3. Fashion designers. Students are welcome to apply.  (FREELANCE position)

4. Social media / marketing executive. One who will be able to manage kupukupu social media. Someone who knows how to manage this all. Update the social media etc. Must have prior experience in managing the social media to be considered for this position. (FREELANCE position)

5. Runner. To do collection, pick ups & delivery. (PART TIME position)

6. Photographer. I am looking for someone who can assist and willing to help me set up our own in house studio.  (FREELANCE position)

Interested? Please email me with your CV to mykupukupustudio (@) gmail.com with your expected salary and please write the position you are applying for in the subject colum. If you know anyone who could be interested or suitable, please let me know yea...

Thank you my lovelies! 

In the news

"SPM forecast results can no longer be used for pre-university programmes, says report"


What does that mean to me?

Honestly? It is making my life one step easier. How?

It is telling me something is really wrong with our education system. I don't know what but something is wrong somewhere.

With that, I will start my search for big school soon. International school it is...!

Praying God will murah kan rezeki and hopefully we can find a school we can afford. I have already pre warned my husband and told him to start saving for education. He is scratching his head!

Education shouldn't be this way. We should all be able to get and afford good quality education. What is wrong with our system? I have no clue but I hope the government will sort it out before it is too late.

Too many international school coming up at every corner. And not all can afford it. What will happen then? And is it worth paying for private school if the local syllabus is not of a good standard? I think it is better to pay a little bit more for international school. 

To each of their own....


Saturday, September 27, 2014

Boys will be boys

My son is so cute! He is 2 years old and so matured for his age. I don't know if that's a good thing or not but I miss him being a baby. Feel like he was never a baby.. Like he was born n he was already playing like a toddler so fast. He started walking n running really fast too so you know.. I kind of miss his baby days.

Anyway, he is so active. When he was a baby, he was a very happy baby. Always smiling and always having fun. A very happy go lucky character unlike his sister who is very sombong! (She's better now thank god!)

So my son, when he was 1 year old.. He was really into animals. He loved Pandas in particular and loves listening to animal songs, sounds of animals and everything animal related.

Then he started paying attention to vehicles and especially loved trucks. 

And now.. At 2 years old, my son is really into all the superhero characters. It started when we were in London and when we went to Madame Tussaud's, they went to the top floor to see Hulk and all those stuff. I didn't get to go as I was already out and had to accompany my Mil. My daughter and I missed the whole superhero show. We waited for ages. My son was with my husband and they saw the show and my son loved it. Since then, he's been obsessed with Hulk! 


Slowly he started requesting to watch those on YouTube and cartoons. I let him watch it but then he started becoming more and more brutal! Hehehe. 

He started jumping from the sofa. Started whacking us. Playing, but still he is also getting stronger so sometimes it will hurt. 

I also heard my daughter telling me that my son started hitting the boys in school. Oh dear son!

The teacher said it's nothing to worry about as he is only a kid and he doesn't know anything. But she said maybe we shouldn't let him watch so much of those fighting scenes too much.

I took it off iPad and no more watching everything superheroes related anymore. 1 whole month off it and he is better now. But boys will be boys. Eventhough he doesn't watch those cartoons anymore, he still loves his hulk, captain America and all those. 

His birthday party theme this year was the superheroes theme. 


No more watching this type of shows on iPad and tv but still, he loves them. 

I'm trying to introduce him to something else and so far, animal mechanical is working! Heheh..

Love my little hero! 

Breakfast

I don't eat breakfast. I just have my cup of hot milo and I'm all set. 

The main reason why I don't eat breakfast is because:
1. Too lazy to make something 
2. Don't know what to eat for breakfast other than nasi lemak :)

Actually to be honest, it is all due to my malasness. 

It is actually the most important meal of the day. I can skip meals all day and then eat a big huge dinner. It is so wrong, I've been told but it works for me. Starve myself all day and pig out at night during dinner.

I have breakfast usually when I'm on holiday. Don't you just love the breakfast spread? 

I had this big breakfast when I met up with my best friend that day. I finished every single thing on that plate except for the baked beans. It was so yummy. I forgot what it was like to have breakfast almost. I was soooo full, I couldn't eat lunch and couldn't really eat dinner.

My best friend had this French toasts with berries and she couldn't even finish all!

Today, we met again for breakfast. I couldn't bring myself to eat again like that other day but still, it was so good!

I had naan with curry! Yummy! And I couldn't have lunch. I was and still am so full and it's already almost 5pm!

Having breakfast is actually very good. I should start eating breakfast from now on.
What is your typical breakfast menu?

I honestly don't know what to serve my family in the morning! My daughter will have bread with chocolate spread and my son hardly ever eats breakfast. Pretty similar to his mama!

What about you?
Friday, September 26, 2014

Mess

I must say I'm one of those mothers who can't stand mess. I don't allow my kids to make that much mess. I wish I am more chilled out but I'm not. Thankfully I have a maid to do the cleaning up. I'm not domesticated at all. 

Lately, my daughter has expressed interests in painting and writing. For the longest time I tried to get her to do this but she wasn't in to it so I just left it. But since she started asking to do it, I guess I should encourage her to do it more.


I got all my art supplies from Mothercare. Yes I know there are other places to get art supplies from but since I am always at  mothercare, I just get everything I can get from there. 


I also made some stamps from vegetables for them to play with, just for fun!

They loved it!

It got really mess because they started painting on each other's hands and got all their clothes dirty! 

Good thing we have a balcony. No way I will allow them to do this indoors!


Such fun! Now I got to think of more painting activities!


That's me by the way. Cute kan?

Monday, September 22, 2014

Goodbye House

My husband bought the bungalow, his first house about 2 years before we got married. At the time, we were still dating and he would drive me home every night after dinner. Then one day, the guard handed him a leaflet about a housing development in the area. Curious, we went and at the time, they were about to start the 28 bungalows project. No show unit, no models, it was just an empty land with nothing there. They had broshures to show and that was it. Somehow, hubs decided that that was going to be his first house. The rest was history.

The house is not THAT big for a bungalow. I would say it is an ok size. But it was too big for us at the time and it is too big for us now. It is in a nice neighbourhood and we have really nice neighbours too. We lived there for about a year and decided that it was not for us. A family our size, especially with young children, perhaps an apartment is still best for us.

Living there for a whole year was an experience I will never forget. A lot of ups and down in that house. My favourite part was my garden. I am not a garden person but since I had that piece of land to play with, I got the gardener to plant some stuff for me. My maid at the time was good in gardening too and we have so many nice herbs and whatnot in our garden. 

My favorite is of course my children's plants. When they were born, we planted my uri there. We also planted a plant so we know where exactly the uri is. The plant grew so tall and nice. See how tall the plant is? It is taller than my kids! 

Anyway, we were opting to rent out the place but instead, we got an offer and someone is interested to buy the house. It was a fairly good offer so hubs decided to let it go since we won't be going back there to live. 

I feel quite sad. I know it may sound silly but I feel like I'm abandoning my "kids".
You know how they say the uri is like your child's life when they were inside your tummy. Almost like their "twin" and I feel like I'm abandoning them. After talking to a few people, I realise I am being too emotional about it and what is important are my two kids that I have with me and not some plant, I decided to let go. A part of me want to take that plant with me but I need to let go.

InsyaAllah the buyer will be happy in the house. It is a good place to live if you work around that side of the world. For my husband, since his work is mostly in town, distance will kill him. Being in the car for 2 hours a day to get to work is too much for him. 

Goodbye house. Thanks for being our home for a year. I wish we could keep you... But time to move on and build new memories......


Friday, September 19, 2014

Living Social, anyone?

Ive purchased a few things via groupon, living social and all those places. So far, no issues.

One time I bought this coupon from Groupon for a hair treatment. I was pregnant then. It didn't say anywhere on there that pregnant ladies aren't allowed to go for this treatment so I bought it. On the day of my appointment, seeing my big tummy, the hair stylist said I couldn't do it as the fume from the treatment could be harmful for the baby. Good that they told me. So I went home. They told me that I could use the voucher again after I've given birth, but not if I'm breastfeeding and this voucher is valid for another year or so. 

Since I was breastfeeding and I was planning to for more than a year, I wrote back to them explaining this and they refunded back my money in groupon credit. If I'm not mistaken, I could use it for pretty much anything. Services or products or whatever.

It is slightly different for living social. Recently I purchased a hair curler or something like that. I've been wanting it and when I saw it, I was really excited. It was going for RM155 or something like that. I paid for it and waited and waited and waited. It was supposed to arrive within a few days and it didn't. I forgot about it. I didn't follow up. Until I saw another post on it. I was like "didn't I buy this at some point?" And I checked my mail and I did. I emailed them. Their reply was along the lines.. Ops, the item is sold out so we couldn't deliver it anymore and here you go, store credit that you can use. 

I thought ok fine. Store credit is better than nothing.

Then I found out that there's so many restrictions. Can't buy products, can only purchase services but not even all services. So it's like, the store credit can only be used for some items and after going through it, I didn't want anything! I'm stuck with store credit I can't even use! 

What pissed me off even more was, the product I wanted, kept popping up again. Meaning, they're selling it again and again.  Why can't they just give me what I want? I want to buy that damn hair curler again but what if I spend another RM150 and then it becomes sold out again? Then what? I get another RM150 store credit that I can't use???? Got me thinking if this is their tactic to sell some stuff that arent selling. 

Put up some popular items for sale when it doesn't even exist or not available. Then people will buy it. Then they tell you it is not available. Then you are happy with store credit but then when you want to buy something or redeem the credits, you can only use it on items they've marked as items that aren't selling. So in the end, they still make a sale! Is this it?

I am so going to boycott this living social. I'm going to write them another email and if they still won't refund me back my cash, give me the item I want or let me use it on any other items I want on there or that's it.. Bye bye living social for me!

Pissed off and not happy! I want that hair curler!