Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Young Living Good Deal Alert!



I started my oily journey about slightly over a year ago. Back then, I didnt know much about it. All I knew what I wanted my bedroom to smell nice. I went to an event and they had placed the diffusers in the hall and the aroma was so nice I wanted it for my room. I didnt do much research on the products and opted the easy way which was to purchase the Premium Starter Kit. That was my first purchase and that was when I started. I think I paid about RM700 plus for it. Premium Starter Kit is awesome because it has everything you need to get started. It came with a diffuser and 10 or 11 "must have" oils. From there, I started reading and learning more and more about the oils. Before you know it, a year later, I have a huge collection and it is growing.

Young Living Malaysia will no longer offer freebies for new members starting 1 May 2017. So if you want to start, now is the best time to do it. They are 100% therapeutic grade essential oils unlike the ones you see at pharmacies or some supermarket. If you want to treat something, make sure the brand you opt for is 100% therapeutic grade essential oils. I trust Young Living because it has been in the market for a long time. Yes they are slightly more expensive but the value you get back makes it worth it. This package above is only applicable till 30 April 2017.

I'm still learning about oils and how I can use them. I must say it has been fun learning about how different oils can help with different things.

From as low as about ~RM450, you'll be able to start your oily journey with possibilities beyond your imagination. If you need help, I'll be able to help you get started. Now is the best time to start and start your journey to wellness via the most natural means. It is really awesome.

I found this link that you can read and it has additional information on how essential oils work.

https://www.takingcharge.csh.umn.edu/explore-healing-practices/aromatherapy/how-do-essential-oils-work

#exploringessentialoilswiththesuperoilers
Monday, April 17, 2017

Jealous Pants

I seldom write about my son but I love him just as much. He's the cutest most cheekiest person ever. I want to bite him all the time. He is turning 5 in August. I can't believe he is going to be in Year 1 this September. He's still a baby to me.

In his class, there's this boy that I find super cute and adorable. They're good friends too and my son will get jealous each time I talk to his friends, especially this particular friend because he knows how much I think that boy is cute. This boy is super friendly too and the last time I saw him in school, he gave me a big fat hug and my son started sobbing. I didnt understand why he started crying at first because when I asked him why he is crying, all he said was "because I want mummy". But later, after thinking about it…I got it. He was jealous.

Everytime I say his friends are cute, pretty, handsome, funny or whatever…he will add "I know you dont think I'm cute/pretty/handsome/funny/whatever.."

Few days ago, we attended a birthday party of this other friend of his. This friend of his is a year younger and super cute. I usually like to kiss this boy and hug him every time I see him because he is THAT cute. My son would get super jealous too. When he found out we will be attending this boy's party, at first he said he didnt want to do and then he goes "I know you only think Ezra is cute. I know you dont think I'm cute" LOL

Not only that…. other than being a jealous pants, he thinks I am too. Whenever he sees someone pretty,  I will catch his eyes looking at the girl and I would ask him if she's pretty and he will say "No she's not. You are prettier" as if I'm jealous. One time at the salon, this shampoo girl was flirting with him and I know he was smitten but when I asked him if he likes that aunty, he will say "I dont, I only like mummy".

Yesterday my mum asked him if his friend in school is pretty and if this particular girl is his girlfriend and he said "No she's not pretty. Mummy is pretty".
I know he's just trying to stop me from getting jealous (although I am not) but it's really funny. Everyone thinks he is sweet for saying mummy is the pretty one, but actually..he doesn't really mean it. He's just saying it so I won't get jealous.

Oh my son!

Adorable like crazy.

Today he told me that this girl (who has a crush on him) asked if he has a girlfriend. And apparently he told her that "My mummy is my girlfriend" LOL

And he wants to be the Beast and I am Bell. We negotiated for my husband to be the beast but he said no, he wants to be the Beast and Papa can be Gaston! LOL

Mummy the Tooth fairy

My daughter is 6 (she will be 7 this year) and sometime last year, 2 of her front teeth was shaking. We have no experience in this area and my husband was worried that she might accidentally swallow it in her sleep so we took her to the dentist to get it pulled. We usually go to Dr. Eugene in BSC and he's really good with kids. I love him. He's the best.

This time, 2 bottom teeth is shaking and we want to just let it happen by itself. No need to go to the dentist to pull it out. Dr. Eugene even told us there's no need to come next time because it is less traumatic to let it happen by itself not to mention, less taxing on the pocket too. Last time we paid over RM500! Crazy.


Few days ago, 1 gigi fell. It was so funny because she didnt even have to do anything. We were talking in the bathroom while I was putting on lotion on her hand when suddenly she felt something and she just pulled it out. She was so shocked that it happened so easily. In fact, she was so excited she started calling everyone to tell them what happened. My husband was out so we facetime'd him. It was funny how she kept saying "It just came out by itself!" she was shocked at how easy it was.

Best part was, she said she couldn't wait for tooth fairy to come. Hmmm……..?
The last time was when we went to Dr Eugene to pull out the 2 front teeth, I had secretly put some money under her pillow. She was so excited despite her dad telling her that Tooth Fairy isn't real. He was giving hints that it was me that put the money under the pillow but my daughter wouldn't have it. She didnt believe him. Hehe. This time, same thing. He said Tooth Fairy is not real and it is probably mummy putting money under the pillow. Well, part of my Job Description as a mother is also to be a Tooth Fairy. After she went to sleep, I had to dig out my wallet for some coins and put it under her pillow.

We got this cute casing from Dr. Eugene

The next morning, she woke up and fount coins, she was so excited! I think I had 11 10cents coins. LOL I was in a hurry and just dump everything that was in my wallet. RM1.10 given by tooth fairy. LOL #cheapskatemuch


Tokmi

I went to visit my Tokmi yesterday. I haven't seen her in a while actually. I really need to make more effort to come and see her because she's getting older and I dont have much time with her left. I'm such a bad granddaughter! I hate myself for that.

My tokmi is my mum's mother. I have a very special bond with her because I am her first granddaughter and I was the only granddaughter for more than 10 years because her next granddaughter (my cousin) only came later. For the longest time, she took care of me because my mum was busy working. I remember I lived with her (instead of with my parents) during weekdays and my parents would only come to pick me up for the weekend because that's the only time they can take care of me. Every Friday night when they come to pick me up, my Tokmi will run to the kitchen and cry. I remember that very clearly. Friday nights were the hardest for her because I was not there. So ya, we are very close. She's the only grandma I know because my dad's mum passed away when he was still a kid and plus, I dont really know my dad's side of the family. So to me, my grandma, my tokmi is the love of my life. (Yet I dont spend enough time with her! Argh. I am so bad!)

Anyway, we always joke amongst our family that I am the "cucu kesayangan". I am proud to claim that title. My cousins live with her now but yet, she still favours me.

Tokmi is a cancer survivor, twice! Beat that. She is 87 years old this year and alhmadulillah she is sihat walafiat. Despite getting cancer twice, she beat both cancer easy. Allah made it easy for her, alhamdulillah. She doesn't have any other illnesses, thank god. Other than that cancer (cervical and skin cancer), she is healthy. But the past few years, due to her old age, she started developing Dementia. For a year or so after she was diagnosed, she couldn't remember information here and there but she could always remember me. Sometimes she can't even remember her roommate (my cousin)'s name but when I come to visit her that random once or twice in a year, she will always remember me. That's why my aunts and cousins will always tease and say I'm her favourite. The last 2 times I came to visit her, she recognise my face but she can't remember my name and that made me really sad. She remembers that I am her granddaughter but she doesn't remember my name. Yesterday was the same if not worse. I was so sad.

The thing that really touched me was although she can't remember me, when she saw me she was so happy. Like her face started to light up and she kept saying thank you for remembering her. I felt so sad because I should be the one to thank her for remembering me. Although she doesn't remember my name, she knows that this person in front of her is someone special to her. I could feel it. I felt special and although talking to her is not the same anymore, I feel happy knowing that I made her happy. She felt so happy while I was there. Yet, each time I ask her if she knows who I am…she will say she dont remember. Sometimes she will say "of course I remember you" but actually she doesn't. Sometimes she will say "You are my cucu" and that's the most I'll get. She doesn't even remember her children's names. She doesn't remember my mum too but she can remember all her siblings. They're all not around anymore and passed away long time ago. When I asked her to name all her children, she gave me all the names of her siblings. Things like that.

Yesterday's conversation with her was different. She kept telling me about how hard it was for her to take care of all her children when her husband passed away. Luckily for her, he had a pension and using that money, she took care of all her young kids and brought them up all by herself. Over and over and over again she kept telling me that I should take care of my kids. Educate them. Give them the best education and just be there for them.

My few hours with Tokmi yesterday was really precious. We kept asking her questions and she kept giving us wrong answers. She's strong that woman, she doesn't want to admit that she doesn't remember anymore so she will throw back the questions to us…. it was quite funny…..

My uncle (my aunt's husband) asked her…..

Uncle: Umi (Tokmi), siapa tu? (Pointing at me)
Tokmi: (Trying to remember my name but really cannot remember)….hmmm…….. umi kenal…… cucu umi lah…..
Uncle: Iya…cucu umi…tapi nama dia siapa???
Tokmi: Nama dia……..awak tanya lah isteri awak!
Uncle: Isteri saya siapa????
Tokmi: Hai….takan lah isteri sendiri pun awak tak tau? Suami apa mcm ni?!

(At this point I was already laughing cuz she said what kind of husband doesn't know his own wife!)

Anyway… I loved my time with Tokmi yesterday. I left feeling happy because God gave me more time with her but at the same time, I feel sad because I know she's not her usual self anymore. I mean, she is..but she's not, you know what I mean. She's healthy and well, alhamdulillah but I know at 87, we dont have much time with her. That makes me really sad. Someday, I might have to live without her. I pray that Allah will continue to protect her. I just want her to have everything easy from now on. Love her with all my heart. She's a blessing in my life.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

School Holiday is here

We have 2 weeks of school holidays. The initial plan was to go to Tokyo as we still haven't utilised our paid tickets from last year. We bought tickets last year to travel to Tokyo in December but at the last minute decided to go to London instead, remember? Well, our Tokyo trip is pretty much paid for but we haven't had the chance to use it. We left it open and was planning to go this holiday, just in time for sakura but my father in law is not in the best of health and my husband doesn't want to go anywhere far. We opted to go somewhere close where if there is an emergency, we can rush home quickly. I wouldn't want to travel far (or anywhere for that matter) too. Family comes first no matter what.

Kids are bored. 2 weeks is a long time to be off from school. At the last minute, hubs said OK for Legoland since that is the only place kids want to go and been bugging us to take them again. We were there in Legoland few years back. Remember? They had so much fun then and want to go back. We, parents, dont really want to go but I guess they win!


We arrived Legoland pretty late in the evening as the check-in time is at 4pm. We had a nice big fat lunch at home so we dont need to stop at the R&R for lunch or food because they're not very clean. We did make a stop for toilet break and that was it.


Check-In was fast and smooth. First thing we did was take part in this activity. To guess the number of lego in the bowl. My guess was about 300 and apparently I was right'ish. It is between 300-400 in there. Well, we didnt win. But I guess we were close. LOL.


My son also joined in some dance session before we went upstairs to our room. He had fun dancing with the characters.


We opted for the Adventure room this time. I must say I prefer our Pirate room better. The rooms are exactly the same size but our view in the Pirate room last time was way nicer and I prefer the red and white stripes decor better. But this room was ok. Each room is big and comes with a king sized bed and in a separate area, theres a double decker bed and a pull out bed. 3 can fit in that area and of course 2 in the king bed. Kids promised they won't come and sleep with me and they kept their promise the first night. They were so excited and although it was hard for them to sleep without me, they slept well that night. Both of them were on the top together and my maid was sleeping on the pull out bed. They didnt disturb mummy and papa. We left the door open of course and they said good night like a million times!

Second night, they were already making excuses about sleeping on their own beds. But I was enjoying my space way too much. I said no. My husband told them OK to sleep with us but I said no and insisted on them sleeping on the bunk bed instead. Come on man!!! Give me space!!!
They did sleep on their own bed that night but only because they know they will be sleeping with me the next night.


Anyway, legoland was fun. I made sure I brought my diffuser and oils for us wherever we go because I love the smell of oils. I love that whenever we come back to the room, the room smells of spa! Also after a whole day in the sun, I made sure I apply some oils under their feet to relax and pray to God they won't get sick. They were out at the wet park ALL DAY! They came back black, I kid you not.
I forgot my swimsuit (luckily) and so I didnt join them. I was under the shades all day but it was HOT! I came back tan. I mean, even under the shades I was hot like crazy. Many times I wish I was in the water with them.

The first night we were in Legoland, we drove out to JB to the Angry Bird Activity Park. It is located in this big shopping mall called KOMTAR. It's a huge mall. When we got there, we realised that the Activity Park isn't suitable for the kids. We were expecting it to be like an indoor theme park but it's actually not. It is an indoor play area but not the kind we would enjoy. Plus, it was empty and we were tired and hungry at the time. We told the kids it was closed. LOL.

By the time we were done, it was dinner time and we didnt want to eat at the mall. We were looking for local food like briani and whatnot but didnt know where to go. In the end, we ended up at Medini Mall and had chicken rice shop. Bummer! It was the only place still opened.

Never go anywhere without my IZUMIO

Our final day in Legoland, after breakfast, I took the kids to the dry park again. We already went half day the day before but they didnt have enough time to explore the whole park and asked to go again. My husband didnt join us as he was still tired. We had fun at the dry park. My maid is afraid of heights and it was so funny seeing her going on the rides. I think I laughed most hearing her recite all the doas in the world whilst on the roller coaster I almost peed in my pants. Poor thing. That second day at the dry park she didnt want to go on all the rides because she had enough. LOL.

View from Level 15 Club Lounge of the Royal Plaza on Scotts
After we checked out of Legoland and said our Goodbye, we head to Singapore for another short trip. Kids weren't too keen especially because Royal Plaza on Scotts doesn't have any kids stuff to do at all. I told them Singapore is more for the parents! They weren't too happy. We promised to take them to the Bird Park or something fun for them.


In the end, we didnt go anywhere and didnt do anything at all other than shopping for kids and their toys! Pffft! I was not happy. It was raining all day while we were there and couldn't do the outdoorsy stuff we planned to do. Like going to the Bird Park. Boohoo!

We ate at our usual place and did the usual stuff on Orchard Street. Went to Newton Food Centre to tapau food back and ate comfortably in our suite. All was good. Pretty relaxing I would say after a tiring few days at Legoland. I left the kids in the room too and went shopping in Zara and Isetan. Got myself few tops that I could have bought cheaper in KL. Ah well, it wouldn't be complete if I didnt buy anything for myself in Singapore now would it? Good thing is, I didnt even tempt myself to go check the branded stores out. I didnt really have time anyway.


We managed to pop over to Marina Bay Sands because hubs had some stuff to sort out there. We spent some time outdoors admiring the view. I love this view. It is awesome. My kids had fun chasing pigeons away. I think that was the highlight of MBS. hehehe…doesn't take much to impress them! Unlike mummy, she needs Chanel! LOL

Basically, that was Singapore for 3 days 2 nights. Nothing much but just shop for toys and amazing food. I didnt get to order Bread & Butter Pudding from the Royal Plaza this time because I was always too full from all sorts of food we tapau'ed back.


On our way back from Singapore, we decided to stop by JB to look for local food. I googled and found one shop called "Zainal's Place". It wasn't too far away from Singapore. Thank God for Waze. My husband ate nasi campur with sup Gearbox that came with a straw. I didnt take photo of it but it was pretty good. I decided to go local and had Mee Rebus.


Doesn't it look amazing? I must say I've never been so excited to eat Mee Rebus but I was a tad bit disappointed because the Mee Rebus in Hartamas Aji Don is way nicer. Dont get me wrong, this was good…but the one in Hartamas is better. I should have tried something else. Damn! But overall, this place is superb for the locals. I love this place because the owner was super friendly, toilet is super clean, staff was super fast and efficient and although the place was super packed, everything was smooth and fast. I also like the fact that I feel very Malaysian in that restaurant because it was packed with Chinese, Malays and also Indians. Love that.

We got home at about 6pm that night and it's good to be home. Drive home wasn't too bad except for slight traffic in Seremban towards KL.

Overall it was a good trip. Wish we did more especially in Singapore but it was still ok. Kids had so much fun and that is what's important.
They want to go back to Legoland again……let's recover from this sunburn first OK kiddos…
Sunday, April 2, 2017

Beauty & The Beast


Much awaited movie this year is finally here. I'm not a fan of Beauty & The Beast (even the cartoon) but since everyone is talking about it, I decided to take the kids out to watch this.

We went to KLCC for lunch yesterday at Chilli's (my kids want to eat there ALL THE TIME lately!) and after that we popped over to TGV to get our movie tickets. We were already free for movie at 1pm but the next good seats was only available at 4.40pm. At first we wanted to go home and come back out but the kids wanted to hang out in KLCC. Walking for a whole 4-5 hours was a pain.

I was so bored and tired. There weren't anything for the kids to do too in KLCC. We bought ice cream and ate at the park.

As usual, the best part about going to the cinema is to buy junk food. That's the only time they get to eat junk food to their heart's content. I just let them be. I mean, you're only a kid once, right? I even got my nachos with cheese. Yum. We took our maid too and she had popcorns to share with my son.

OK so here's what I think about the movie.

Honestly, it is overrated for sure. I mean, it is nice and good and entertaining and all…but no way it met my expectations.

It is PG13 so obviously it is not suitable for my kids. But we took them anyway because I thought it should be OK for them. Overall it was ok but it was too dark and too loud and some parts are too violent for them. They were quite scared.

The whole hype about the gay scene? Well, I saw it and it was nothing! Not a big deal at all and easily ignored. I think they did a good job marketing the movie.

Emma Watson played Belle and she was beautiful. And the beautiful yellow dress, that was the part I love and the only part I loved about the movie. Of course it was a happy ending…. boohoo!!!

Despite being super tired from walking all day in KLCC, my kids stayed up watching and enjoyed the movie but I dont think they will want to watch it again, kind of movie.


I remember watching Cinderella few years back. This was much better! My kids loved this movie even until now. My favourite too.

Day of a #StalkerMUM


I'm a stalker mum! Yup, that's me. I dont want my kids to see me when I stalk them but I love stalking them (sometimes). Do you do that too or is it just me?

Last week, my daughter went on her field trip. I get excited whenever they go on school trips because as a kid, that was the best part. Riding the bus with friends, talking and singing is always fun. This is her second school trip. Every year they have one. She was excited for ages and the day before her school trip, she had fever. OMG, talk about bad timing. She doesn't ever get fever (very seldom) but the  one day she needs to be all well and strong, she gets a fever! I know I have great products for our health and I shouldn't worry but as a mom, you are always worried whenever you child is sick. I have the greatest fear although my kids dont get sick very often. Since her school trip is coming up, she needed to be better but her fever was going up and she herself knows that if her temperature doesn't go down, she will have to miss this school trip.

Alhamdulillah, within 24 hours, her fever was gone. Touch wood both my kids have never gotten fever for longer than 24 hours. I dont know if we have good genes or the products really worked but whatever it is, Alhamdulillah….she was ok to go on her school trip.

We stayed until her bus left the school. We waved at her and followed the bus out of the school compound until we split ways. It's so much fun for her. So, we've been doing that twice now for our daughter.

Then my son came home with a note to say that he too is going on a school trip. My 4 year old son. On a bus. Without us? *cry buckets*

I'm not sure I'm ready for that yet.

But then I know he is growing up and he is going to be fine. He is going to enjoy himself so much. On the day of the school trip, my daughter was filled with jealousy that she is not going on the trip and her brother is this time. She kept going on and on about how much she wishes it was her going as well.

"I'm not wishing that he doesn't go on this trip, I'm wishing that I can go with him" when I told her stop being jealous of her brother.

My son woke up super early and super excited. My husband was away on work but they called him on the way to school. Told him to listen to his teachers, to be careful always and not fight with his friends yada yada yada…. As if he cares right? He's going to have a blast.

I waited and waited outside the school but I see no school bus. Normally, during school trips you will see the busses parked outside before 7.30am but this time, it was already 8am but no bus was there. The kids already went inside school. We were told to be there by 7.30am for what???!!!


I waited patiently inside the car until 8.45am. WHERE ARE THEY?!!!!!
The security guard told me that they had problems with the tyre and they're sending another bus. I was feeling hungry so I decided to drive to a bakery nearby and grab something to tapau.
I was gone for literally not even 15 minutes. When I got back to school, the bus has left!! WHATTT????? I was so angry!

I was really upset because my son told me to wait and wave at him. I promised him that I'd wait for him and wave and follow the bus until we go separate ways, just like how we do with his sister. I felt sad for him. He probably forgot about it but still, I was upset that I left. All for a cup of coffee and croissant, I missed my son's first trip on a bus without us. So disappointing.

Then I had a lightbulb moment. Since I am not going anywhere, why not I go stalk him? Yup, all the way to freaking Shah Alam. They went to Botanical Garden. I waze my way there. 40 minutes drive apparently and I was keeping my eyes opened to see if I could find his bus on the way but I didnt see any.


I finally arrived to the Botanical Garden and had to pay RM3 for parking. I asked the guy if the bus has arrived and he said No. Aik…where are they?
Luckily one of the mummies had a spy watch and said they are nearby. I waited for him and saw the bus when it arrived.


I was hiding under the tree and his friend spotted me. "F!!!! your mum!" My son saw me and waved. He looked so happy too.

I saw him got off the bus and I saw him getting all excited when he saw me there. He had that look "I know you are there but I dont need you to come on this trip with me" kind of look. At first I thought of coming along because I saw another student's maid and driver also tagged along but then this place is HUGE. I was too lazy to walk. Plus, it was a super HOT day.

They went inside the Botanical Garden at about 10.45am. They're like few hours late.  I had another lightbulb moment. Why not go for a haircut and colour? I am due to do my roots. Also, my husband kept asking me when I am going to colour my hair a different colour. Apparently my light hair is not his favourite. I guess I got to go dark again.

Got to the hair salon at 11.15am. Told my hairdresser what I wanted. My instructions were pretty clear.

1. I need to go for a darker tone because my husband doesn't approve of my light golden hair colour.
2. I am thinking of cutting it short-er.

I specifically said I dont want it to be too short.

In the end… 2 hours later and RM650 poorer, I walked out of the salon with a very dark almost black hair and short hair. Crying buckets in my heart as I hand my cash over. I am so sad. I dont like this new look at all.

My best friend met up with me for a quick catch up and she said I look a lot younger and fresher. Ya, whatever! I still dont like it and I dont like short hair on me. I dont want to look younger and fresher!!!

In my attempt to feel better, we walked towards Ken's Apothecary to look for a compact powder. I tried few shades of the makeup by Terry brand. I love this brand because it is not just a makeup, it is also a skincare. So, it's like you are treating your skin by putting makeup. 2in1 so to speak. We choose the ride shades and off to the counter we went. I've never bought anything from Terry before except for a few lip gloss and lipstick. I have no clue how much they are. I was shocked to learn that it is almost RM350 for a small compact powder!! WTH! I definitely wasn't prepared and wasn't planning to spend that much on a stupid compact powder. But since I was already at the cashier, I had no choice to pay for it. I think the lady saw how shock I was when she told me the price and then to make me feel better, she gave me a free perfume worth RM200 apparently. WHATEVER LAH. I dont even want a perfume!


After spending that much, we took our separate ways and off I went to pick my son up. My best friend went to pick her son up too. Mummy duties.
While waiting for my son, I opened my stupid expensive compact powder and I was angry to find out that the lady gave me the wrong shade!!!! ARGHHHHH!!!!
Just my luck.

I had to go back to BSC to exchange it.
I really have no mood for that.

I did after I pick my daughter up. I called Ken's and told the lady she gave me the wrong shade. She said sorry, yada yada yada and met me at the entrance to exchange the items.

Oh boy, what a day!!!
Moral of the story is, stop stalking your child and you probably will save yourself from spending too much money on stupid things you dont need and a haircut you dont even need in the first place.

Cant wait for my hair to grow.

*cry a river*

On another note….