Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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My son will be going to big school soon and one of the things that I needed to do is to label his books, shoes and even his uniform. He's never been to a big school before. Labelling his school items is necessary otherwise it will be confusing and difficult for him to identify his belongings. He knows how to write and read his name now so best way to ensure that he can identify his belongings is to label them.

While I was researching for a place to get this labels done, I found StickerKid. They have everything I need for this exercise.  They have all sizes and they are good quality ones too. I decided to order their Value packs for school. I think it is good enough for us to start with. The package I chose comes with shoe stickers (awesome!), small & large stickers and also permanent clothes labels for his uniform.

Ordering from Stickerkid is super easy and very straightforward. When I received my items. I was super excited as I chose a cute Ninja sticker for my son who is very much into Ninjas right now. He was happy to see his name on the stickers too.

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Nervous

You know my maid issues, right? Well, it's been months since we've been maidless. To be honest, if only they can refund back our RM17,000 I will be happy being maidless. Or just hire from our old agency again but unfortunately, they were only willing to refund like RM6000 or something stupid like that. Even then, there's no guarantee how long it will take for them to refund. We had no choice but to follow their game.

Honestly speaking, I am expecting them to play this game forever.

But yesterday, I got a text from the agent to say that my new maid is due to arrive on Wednesday.

OMG.

I am feeling so nervous. After our bad experience with the last maid, I dont know what to expect. Furthermore, I recently saw a video of this Indonesian maid and that scared the crap out of me. This maid had apparently given her employer to drink blood from her period. Ewwwww… It was so gross. She got caught and her employer forced her to drink the blood back and she did on video. Argh.

In the car, I was talking to my husband about this and he told me to be more careful this time. I am very easygoing and I often close one eye or sometimes both when it comes to maid. I let them get away with a lot and my husband would always tell me off for that. To me, as long as it is not so bad… I just let it slide. Im not fussy. But this time, he said we need to be strict!

Our lives will again change this coming week and I am nervous. Please pray for us.

Please dont send another psycho over! 1 was enough.


Sunday, November 20, 2016

Big boy

My son is slightly over 4 years old now and I can't believe he's all grown up now. I really miss that little baby! It is like he grew overnight or something.

He is still going to the same school. Well, it is not really a school. More like a playgroup. 10 kids with 2 teachers. They dont have a specific curriculum. Everyone does their own thing at their own pace. What I love about this place is Ms Rose is a very experienced and dedicated teacher. She's strict with the kids (no nonsense kind of teacher) but yet she's loving and the kids love her. Her students have all gone to do great things so I know, I did the right thing by sending both my kids there. My daughter didnt go to a kindy and she went straight to Year 1 just under Ms Rose's wings. She's done well in school despite not having the exposure the other kids had in kindy but I feel like my daughter is well behaved in school and her social skills are good so I must credit Ms Rose for all this.

Being in 2 different schools and on different parts of Klang Valley, we have trouble commuting. Well, actually, it is not so bad and doable but we feel maybe our son is now ready to join big school with his sister. Initially we thought he will be fine with Ms Rose till Year 1 but then he is so ready for big school we figured, perhaps we can send him to big school sooner and Year 1 won't be so difficult for him. We went back and forth with the idea of starting him sooner and finally came to a decision that it will be good for him. 

Last week, we paid the fees (and boy it is not cheap!) and he sat for his entrance exam like a champ!!

I must admit that being the second child, he does get a lot less attention than his sister did. He is sometimes easily forgotten. Like, I remember when my daughter was 4 years old, I would sit down and do work with her but for my son, I can honestly say, I haven't done it. What kind of mother am I for neglecting my son? Shame on me! I just let him play and play and play. He doesn't need to do any work at all because I am busy coaching my daughter.

Few months back, my son started showing interest in reading, writing and maths. We didnt even notice it but he started asking us to watch him read and count. It is super awesome. He is so smart. In fact, he is showing that he is smarter than my daughter in many ways. I used to think my daughter is a genius because she is so smart but my son, he is the genius actually. LOL. (My kids aren't geniuses, I am their mother, everything they can do is awesome to me)

I am so proud of my son. I can't take any credit for it because I haven't done any work with him.

Last night he counted 1 to 101. He is so proud that he can count until 101. I asked him who taught him to count and he said it was his dad. 

I really need to pay more attention to this little fella. He is so cute and awesome.

I'm a proud mama.

Next year, he will be joining his sister in big school. I know he won't have a problem at all. In fact, when he had to sit for his entrance exam, he was beaming with pride as he walked in the hall. After it ended, he kept asking when he can sit for another exam. He just couldn't wait to do it all. Cant wait to see him start big school. I know he will love it.



Favourite Store

Remember I bought a bunch of stuff from Kens Apothecary on my birthday month? Well, I haven't stopped since! *hides face*

I am obsessed with Ken's Apothecary. I love the store so much that even my daughter knows that it is my current favourite store. It doesn't help that they are everywhere I go. When I'm in BSC (they're there on the ground floor near Coffee Bean), when I'm in Bangsar Village (they're there on the 1st floor) and even when I'm in One Utama, they're there! I just couldn't stop myself going inside the store because everything is freaking awesome. No, this is not a sponsored post!

Back when I am in UK, my favourite shop are either the Supermarkets (Marks & Spencer, Sainburry's or even Tescos) or Boots. I love going in Boots because it is so cool. I can find just about anything there. I love buying supplements (I used to be obsessed and buy lots to stay healthy - but thank god now I dont because I just consume Super Lutein and it is enough for me!) and I love window shopping looking for makeup, facial stuff or even hair stuff in Boots. I just love Boots. LOVE IT! But in Malaysia, we dont have anything similar to boots. Please dont say Guardian Pharmacy or Watsons! Those really sucked.

In Boots, you can buy Makeup, you can buy health stuff, all sorts of beauty stuff and they even have all the perfumes and whatnot, you can even print photos in boots, buy gifts, buy food like sandwiches and basically, you can live there! It's really awesome. But here, I can't find anything that can come close.
So when I first discovered Ken's Apothecary, I was in love. Of course the range of products and the brands they carry are limited but I love everything there.

I think I am really moving away from Dermalogica for my skincare products. I have tried a lot of stuff from Caudalie and I am loving it so far. I have my eyes on these products from Ken's Apothecary and I am dying to try them… I haven't done any research yet but as soon as I do, I am getting them…

I've been stopping myself from going but I think I need to replenish some items. Love this store!
Thursday, November 17, 2016

Dreams & Nightmares

My son woke up in the middle of the night and told us he had a nightmare. "mummy, can you please tell Allahuakbar to give me good dreams?" and he went back to sleep. Luckily no crying. Alhamdulillah my kids dont have those crazy dreams.

This morning, I asked him what happened. His nightmare last night was about Annabelle. You know, that scary doll? We've never seen that movie but looking at the doll (on billboards) is enough to scare the crap out of us. So ya, apparently it was about Annabelle.

It got me thinking about my own dreams and nightmares.

In the past, when I was a lot younger, most of the dreams were involves running. I was constantly running in my dreams. Running away from someone, running towards something and catching someone. I always wake up feeling tired, because it is kind of like working out you know. Sleepexercising.

Yesterday, everyone posted about UPSR. Congratulations to those who got straight As. To those who didnt, dont worry it is NOT the end of the world. I remember my UPSR days. Everyone was busy going for tuition classes and whatnot but I couldn't care less. I managed to get 3As and 1B. I did alright not studying.

Speaking of exams and dreams, there's another dream that I always get and still get. It is about SPM and exams. Apparently this type of dream is pretty common. A lot of us dream about sitting for SPM and not prepared and failed (or did badly) and I am one of them who keeps getting this dream. Why SPM? I dont know. I remember I was worried because I didnt study (as usual) for SPM but I dont think I was that bothered if you compared it to the exams I sat in Uni. So I dont know why is it SPM that is haunting me instead of uni days exams.

Some dreams do have meanings. I dont know what mine are but when I think about those dreams I used to have where I was running, I think it is sort of telling me to achieve something, maybe? Keep chasing your dream kind of thing.

SPM dreams? That I dont know.

What do you dream about? Some people dont dream. For me, going to sleep and having dreams is the fun bit. My kids and I always talk about our dreams when we wake up in the morning. I love it. Good topic to get their brains moving...
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Save Money with Groupon Coupons

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

I was watching tv last night about how people save a lot of money by using coupons. It is amazing! This family got over $2500 worth of stuff from their local supermarket and only paid under $100 for it. It was mad. Very interesting too. I wonder if we have that here in Malaysia. 

Have you heard of Groupon Coupons? I've not explored it but after seeing the TV program last night about it, I think I should explore this further. With the economy that's going downhill, we all could do with some discounts here and there. Furthermore, Christmas is coming and in case you want to get your friends some Christmas gifts but dont have the time to shop around, now you can do it from work home. Groupon Coupons. is pretty awesome I must say. There's so many brands to choose from. 

I was looking at their website and discovered so many brands I am familiar with. Like for example, November is a busy month for me because I have a lot of birthdays happening this month. I dont have time to meet everyone for their birthdays so the best I can do is send them flowers for their birthdays. Best part is, with Groupon Coupons, I can get discounts codes from From You Flowers and use the codes for my order. Awesome right? Looking at their websites just makes me want to order some flowers for myself! I love those tulips. 

Other that From You Flowers,  I also love Things Remembered coupons. Do check them out. I saw so many gifts that I can purchase for Christmas. I can easily save 20% from Things Remembered Groupon Coupons.

I'm so excited to discover these. You should check them out. Let me know which brands you love to shop from. If you are looking to shop, make sure you use Groupon Coupons to enjoy their awesome discounts
Sunday, November 13, 2016

Grandma's Birthday Card

The night before my mum's birthday, my daughter decided to make a birthday card for her grandma. We were talking about it in bed and both of them got excited about making their own birthday card for their beloved grandma.

Early the next morning, despite it being a weekend and their iPad day, they bugged me to start their arts & craft activity. I was so lazy but seeing how excited they were, I took out a stack of coloured paper and whatnot for them to start their little project.

When my daughter turned 1, we had a Mickey Mouse themed party and being a first time mom and a semangat one, I did my own invitation card. Like really DIY it. I had plenty white, black and red papers left and even some in the shape of mickey lying around. Hence, this birthday card for grandma had that sort of colours.


My daughter is really cute. She was really into it. My son was just happy he could play with glue! We had some stickers, some coloured papers and they started sticking stuff on the card.

I helped them draw and they wrote some stuff on it. It turned out pretty ugly nice. "I'm sure grandma will love them" my daughter said. "of course" I replied. I'm sure she will.

Can you find the mickey?? LOL. Dont ask about the stickers. This was my son's card and he had some weird stuff going on there. The picture he drew on the ears, well, that's my father in law and mother in law apparently. Maybe he wanted them to join the party. The dog, he said that's him! He then started barking. "We are muslim, we cannot have dogs" said Ms-Know-it-all.

As you can guess, this is from my daughter. It is pink! I drew the birthday cake and she did the rest. LOL.

Grandma loves the card. She couldn't love it more. Despite the card being quite ugly, she loves them!

Mummy's 64th Birthday

Over the weekend, my dearest mum celebrated her 64th birthday. This calls for a celebration! I'm in denial, I still can't believe she's 64. In my eyes, she's still in her 50s. She's still as energetic as ever and still driving around even more than me at 64. I wonder where she gets all her energy from sometimes but when she's active, she is healthy.

Few years ago, her business collapsed, she got into some form of depression where she didnt even want to see anyone, including us. The business collapsed and there was nothing she can do to save it. In a way, it was a blessing because she can stop working so hard but she felt depressed and just wanted to be alone. She's been working all her life and to her, without her business, she is no one. I guess she forgot that we love her regardless and therefore she did some soul searching. Alhamdulillah, she is out of it now. A few years ago, she didnt want any celebration at all. So this year, I am happy and thankful to Allah that she's happy and said OK when we wanted to go out to celebrate.

My mum is the fussiest eater in this whole wide world. It is almost IMPOSSIBLE to please her when it comes to food. Nothing suits her requirements most of the time and she likes nothing but MALAY FOOD because that is the only type of food she feels comfortable eating (when we are out). So where to go for Malay Food? We decided to go to Rebung by Chef Ismail. This new restaurant is situated just opposite Bukit Aman at the Lake Club. I've never been there but my aunt suggested it and we all agreed.

It was fully booked with tourists from Singapore that night. Few busses was parked outside but somehow, my mum managed to get a reservation. We booked 2 tables for 20pax but only 15 came. My uncle and family couldn't make it.

From the outside, you can't see the restaurant. It is a 5 storey carpark building. Somewhere inside the carpark or probably the rooftop (5th Floor) is the restaurant. It was packed! They had local buffet and some stalls outside. Honestly speaking, it kind of felt like I was at a malay wedding or something. They had a small stage and karaoke going on and guests dancing and whatnot to some malay song, dangdut and whatever else. My tokmi enjoyed it very much. LOL.

I asked her if she wanted to go home (because she is known to be the one asking when can we go home) but that night, she didnt want to at all. When I asked her if she wanted to dance, she said "taknak, nak buat apa? Nak buat dosa ke?" LOL. But she was the one enjoying the show the most while the rest of us are laughing at her or those people dancing.

Mummy had a nice time that night because all her 3 cucus was there. That's all she needed. She didnt even need her kids there. Cucus are enough to make her happy. Cucus are happy because although it was grandma's birthday, she got them gifts!!! Lucky kids!

Super Mummy, indeed

We ordered cake from my usual baker for her and this time, I decided to try something else other than chocolate cake because we always order MY favourite cake. This time, I asked mum what she liked and she said butter cake. To make it a bit more special, I ordered the Victoria Sandwich cake.
It was ok. Not a favourite with the crowd because all of us are chocolate cake lovers but mum enjoyed the cake.

We finally left at 10.30pm. It was wayyy past my kids bedtime for sure. My kids were busy dancing at the dance floor but few minutes before we left, my daughter started scratching her eyes. She was tired already. She scratched it so much (I think it was the heat and she probably had some mild allergic reaction to something) her eyes was so red and a bit swollen. I quickly took out a packet of IZUMIO from my handbag and she drank it. Soon, the itchiness went away and although it was still red, she stopped scratching. We went home after that.

We got mum a phone this birthday because she hasn't updated her phone in a couple of years and my brother thinks she would enjoy a new phone. She loves it. I hope she enjoyed her birthday. We all certainly did.

Happy Birthday mummy. We all love you to the moon and back. Thank you for being my pillar of strength and thank you for being the best grandma to my kids. I can't thank her enough for all the sacrifices she made to bring us up on her own. I know she's proud of all of us and I hope Allah will keep her safe, healthy and happy always.
Monday, November 7, 2016

Happy Birthday Tokmi

My Tokmi celebrated her 86th birthday on the 30th October 2016. I didnt get to see her that weekend as she was away. I didnt even get to speak to her. I really need to make time for her! Note to self!

Last weekend, my mum told me to come over to my Aunt's because she was there and she wanted to see the kids. As usual, she's the kid's SANTA. Everytime she sees them (which is not very often) she will get them tonnes of stuff. This time was no different. She bought my daughter a mermaid dress she wanted. My son got some transformers stuff and they both got a bunch of other things. They dont cost a lot but kids get so excited to see grandma. I haven't seen my mum in a while too so I decided to meet up with her at my aunts that day. Tokmi was there too, which is a bonus.

I am so busy with our lives that I dont spend enough time with my family. We only have weekends to do things and our weekends are often full of stuff to do and errands to run. My mum is always busy too. With her schedule and ours, we hardly get the chance to meet. I wish things was different.

So anyway… I was at Bangsar Village having lunch that day and I remembered how my mum loves Rainbow cake from Bisou. I wanted to get few slices but then I saw a small rainbow cake wrapped with pink ribbons and I thought…perfect, we can celebrate Tokmi's birthday too. It wasn't planned but I bought the cake and asked for some candles too.

We got to my Aunt's house and I spent some time with Tokmi. She's 86 and alhamdulillah, she is healthy as healthy can be for an 86 year old. She doesn't have any sickness or anything. (2x cancer survivor ok!!! She had cervical cancer when she was in her late 70s and few years ago she had skin cancer) She is well, alhamdulillah. But she doesn't remember much anymore.

Last week, my mum and aunt brought tokmi to see a Geriatrics doctor. From the tests done, she is diagnosed with Dementia. It saddens me because I am still in denial. I still see her the same way I did 20-30 years ago. I just find it hard to accept that she's old.

When I was at my Aunts, when she saw me…her eyes lit up. She was so excited to see me and asked if I still remember her. Of course I said. I will never forget you. That day was a good day because she could remember me but some days, she doesn't know me.

She's at that age where she forgets new things and only remember old things. Like going to the bathroom to shower is a problem. She will forget that she had shampooed, she will rinse and then shampoo again and then she will forget that she has rinsed it and do it again. Sometimes she is in the bathroom for 2 hours, according to my aunt. One day she was in the toilet for 2 hours until her fingers all went blue.

I was in the room with her and asked her to quickly get ready to go downstairs. She said she wants to tidy her room and she did but as soon as she was done tidying, she took out new things only to start tidying again. It can be frustrating especially for people living with her. I saw that for the first time and my heart broke to pieces.


Anyway, we brought the cake and sang Happy Birthday song to her. She was confused as she didnt know what was happening. At one point she didnt even know she already has 6 great grand children. she was shocked to know she has that many (she didnt know I was married with kids, even!).

Last night, I had a dream about my Tokmi. In my dream, she didnt know and couldn't remember me and told me to go away. She kept pushing me to go and I shouted and told her that it was me and I'm her granddaughter. She looked confused and felt bad.

I woke up feeling so very sad. I even cried to my kids as I was telling them about my dream. My daughter told me not to be sad as baba (she calls her that) still remembers me and it was only a dream. Few minutes later I saw tears coming down her cheeks. I asked her why she's crying and she said she doesn't want me to grow old and forget about her someday. Aww bless her.

We dont know how much more time we have left with my beloved Tokmi but I hope she knows how much I love her and how much I appreciate her. I may not be able to spend time with her as much as I should but I think about her all the time. I hope she knows that.

She is special indeed. Happy 86th Birthday Tokmi. Your favourite cucu loves you so much…
I pray Allah will keep her safe and healthy. Nothing we can do for her Dementia because that is part of ageing but I hope she will be safe and healthy always. Please Allah, protect her for I love her so very much

Love you Tokmi….




Sunday, November 6, 2016

Monstersaurus at PJ Live Arts

Whenever I can, I love taking the kids to experience family theatre. I think they're much better than watching a movie in the cinema. It is more interactive and I kind of enjoy it myself too. We usually go to the PJ Live Arts  and I always check for updates there to see if there's anything suitable for our family.
The book we purchased outside the theatre at RM40 each

The latest show was Monstersaurus and it is showing until the 20th November 2015. We purchased tickets to watch this show about 3-4 months ago, can you believe it? My son's classmates all wanted to go too (including their 2 teachers and parents) so it was a big group indeed. 24 tickets purchased and I was given the responsibility to organise everything. It was not easy! We got a good deal tho. We managed to get it at 50% discount too. Normal price was about RM80 but we managed to get tickets at only RM44 each or something like that.

Kids have been waiting for this day to come for months. They're just excited because all their friends are coming along. Few days before the show, they just couldn't wait anymore. Everyday they would ask me about it. Finally, the day came.

This show is about this boy called Monty who is a young scientist and his inventions dont always work. One day, he found this book on inventing unusual things and decided to invent a monster using the recipe from that book. He invented 2 monsters and both started fighting. Finally, he invented his own monster using his own recipe and out came Monstersaurus who became his best friend and helped him get rid of the 2 earlier monsters.

Some parts were funny. Some were a bit scary but it was age appropriate for 4 and above I would say. My kids enjoyed the show very much.



After the show, they wanted to get an autograph from the actors. There were only 3 of them (including Monstersaurus) and the kids wanted to take photos with them too. The 3 characters were Monty (the young scientist), Mom (Monty's mom) and Monstersaurus. We had to buy a book to get their autograph but it was worth it because it is a good book to read during bedtime. My son loves the book too. He's been trying to read it since we got them and won't leave the book. This is part of learning too.


Overall, it was a good show. Since there were about 24 of us all together, we didnt get to gather everyone together to meet up after the show. Everyone just left on their own. There was too many people too and I couldn't find the rest of them. I wish we planned to meet up afterwards for drinks or something.


After the show, we went across to Jaya One for a drink at Tedboy Bakery. I'm glad that we came to watch the show but now, my son is afraid of monsters. Yikes

For those who want to catch the shows at PJ Live Arts and never been there, this place is pretty confusing! We've been there a few times but we still haven't found the best spot to park yet. But yesterday was pretty easy.

Park at the back near Jaya Grocer (valet park) and walk up to the ground floor using the escalator near the florist. And then walk across to block F. It is really confusing.

It is just a small place but I love it there. I like that it is small. Cant wait to go to London and catch some shows there this time. I think my kids are at the right age to appreciate this already. Yippie….
Friday, November 4, 2016

Tuition Teacher

Ever since my daughter started big school (back in 2015), I've been tutoring her. I think I've done a pretty good job too because she did quite well in Year 1 considering she came from a small school with no exams and tests and just play all day.

It was tough for her in the beginning getting used to all the rules (must wear uniform, must be in school by 8.00am, tests, exams, quiz, etc) because her previous school is so chilled out but she got the hang of it and alhamdulillah, she is coping well. Academically, a lot of the kids did better than her. I used to think my daughter is super smart but man, there are a lot of other kids who are a lot smarter than her. At first, I panicked and was in denial. Geniuses! I spoke to some of parents and they do a lot of things. They all have extra curricular activities. Their kids usually have at least 1 extra curricular activities. Piano, violin, ballet, art, soccer or something… and my daughter…well, her extra curricular activity is going to Jungle Gym or Kids E World. Ops.

I realise that there are a lot of things we do different. We are more chilled out and we are not pushy parents. My kids have A LOT of time to play and we spend very little time going for classes. In fact, after we quit Singapore Maths, she doesn't have any classes to go to. I always thought that I will be the kind of parent who will send her kids to all these classes but in reality, it is stressful going for it. I dont need that stress and my kids dont need that kind of stress, yet. Right now, free time is spent playing at home, playing at the indoor playgrounds and we try our best to expose them to fun things. We can only try our best.

Anyway, so although she did really well for her Year 1, there are a few subjects that I think needed more time to get used to and master. We need help. I am not a teacher and as much as I try to be the best tutor, I may not have the skills to do so without yelling and losing my cool. I finally decided to look for a tutor.

I asked around and couldn't find any due to our location,maybe. Suddenly, out of the blue.. I saw someone posted about tuition teacher in some FB group and I commented to say that I am looking as well. This lady texted me. I chatted with her for a bit and we decided to give it a try. She came over and got to know the kids and Alhamdulillah it has been good.

At first I was reluctant because I feel like I should be tutoring her myself but in the end, I just had to let go. We've been having home tuition classes for almost 3 months now. Twice a week and 2 hours per class. They do homework together first and then move on to do Maths, Science and English. Different days will focus on different subjects. My plan is to focus on those 3 subjects but the good part is, she can also teach other subjects. For example, if there's history exam on Wednesday, she will come in on Tuesday and they will do History. One burden off my shoulder for sure.

Being the tiger mom that I am, I still prepare the study plan for each class. I will say what they should learn and I will prepare the materials. I feel like I still know best because I did it last year and my strategy worked. Now, for exams, I still do the same but instead of me teaching it, the tutor will do it and she's much better than me.

My son is also in this tuition class and they do phonics and a bit of maths. My son is 4 plus and few months ago, he still didnt know alphabets and all but all of a sudden, he is reading and counting really well. I am most surprised with his progress. It is true they say boys start late but once they get it, they advance way faster than girls. I am starting to see that my son is slowly reading and doing really well at it too. Even the tutor said he's a fast learner. I couldn't be more proud.

So happy we found this teacher. She's very strict with the kids but she's also very loving. I love strict teachers because my kids can be out of control. LOL.

Blessed we are to have found this teacher.
Thursday, November 3, 2016

Suri Hati Mr Pilot

Feel free to laugh.


Yes, I've been following this drama for the past, god-knows-how-many-weeks. It aired at 10pm every Monday to Thursday. It is my alone time. No one else is awake (including my Mr. Husband). I dont really like to watch dramas like this, especially Malay dramas but this one, was interesting because:

1. Neelofa is pretty
2. Fatah is handsome
cougar alert!
I'm sold.

So every Monday to Thursday, I am up watching this. Last night was the last episode (thank god). I couldn't bear to watch it anymore. Glad that it is over.

Here are some things I find annoying:

1. How she is so naive. I mean, come on….how can you (a wife) just go out with another guy without telling your husband, what more if the guy has hots for you and also your ex boyfriend. Big NO NO red flag everywhere. And to go over to the guy's house and go inside? Man, I wouldn't dare do that. I just couldn't accept how naive her character is. It was plain stupid. Ladies out there, please dont do this at home unless you want to destroy your marriage!

2. How she is 24 hours in tudung. Even at home, sleeping in tudung and wakes up in full on nice tudung. I mean #Iwokeuplikethis is a bit too much. And she wears shoes (heels) in the house too. Weird. I know you want to look nice and pretty all the time but to me, it makes the whole scene unrealistic and so fake.

3. How can the husband (Mr. Pilot) keep forgiving the wife after the many screw up. I know he's supposed to be her #1 fan and she is the love of his life but come on. My husband loves me but I know he will not be so forgiving! And her mom…. manja can do no wrong. Manja can run away from husband for months and the mom will hide it from everyone. Come on!! My mum loves me too…but she will give me one tight slap if I were to behave that way. The storyline is a bit off

4. The running away after the accident and hiding the pregnancy is epic. LOL. I have no words to describe that.

5. How being a Pilot is such a BIG deal. LOL. Like since he is a pilot, he is so great. "I kan pilot!" haha. If it was me, I'll say "So? what?"
I know it is the title of the show but it's just funny. And what's up with wearing sunglasses at the airport all the time? So poyo!

Yes everyday I sit and wait for 10pm to come. That is the most annoying part of it all. I just want to know the ending and I'll live happily ever after, thank you very much.

Well, I must say Neelofa's done a good job(other than wearing tudung to bed and wearing heels in the house). So did the Mr. Pilot(other than wearing sunglasses at the airport). I think they look good together.

So glad it is over. Now we can move on. And no, I'm not watching anymore malay dramas for a while. I OD'ed myself with this one. I think I'll stick to watching the Kardashian or something. E Channel! LOL

Uno Game

I dont know about you but I love playing Uno. I remember playing it with friends during my teens. I wouldn't have introduced it this early to my kids but my daughter got it as a gift for her 6th Birthday and she's been bugging me to teach her this game. Not that the game is not suitable for her or anything but just because I'm lazy like that. (If she knows the game she will bug me to play it all the time)

Last weekend, during the Deepavali break, she took out her UNO and wanted to play. I tried my best to explain the game to the kids and although it is a pretty simple game, they just dont really get it *pulls hair*. It is pretty funny.

"nah, take this card. I borrow it to you"

"I dont have red!!! OK la never mind, I'll just put blue"

"Can I see your cards???"

"I want the black card!!! Let me find it!"

LOL.

My son kept crying after losing a round of UNO. My daughter will sulk too whenever she didnt win but one time, she won and he lost and he started crying….

My wise daughter then said "The game is not only about winning. Losing and cheating is also part of the game!" I wanted to laugh. It was wise of her to remind the brother that it is not ALL about winning. Losing is also part of the game…but cheating too? Hmm…. LOL
Gosh. Something is not right there.

But since she said that cheating is also part of the game. Guess what my son did?

Yeap. He stole all the black cards!!!


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

A Day at KL Tower

I live 10 minutes away from KL Tower but I've never been there. OK fine, my brother and my cousin got married there (not to each other!) few years back so I've been there twice my whole life. Only to eat  and be part of the wedding but not to explore the area.

During the Deepavali break, I saw Hamshire Mummy posted some photos of their trip to the Mini Zoo at the KL Tower. I got excited because I know it is something my kids will enjoy and it is only 10 minutes away from us.

Yesterday, we decided to go check it out. We took the family package which is RM98.00 for 2 Adults and 2 Children. It includes the admission tickets for all 4 of us,  2 ice creams and 2 postcards. Awesome!

The size of this mini zoo is just nice for us lazy family of 4. It's really small. The first area had some parrots and also a kangaroo jumping around indoors. I am not an animal person. I am scared of them so you can imagine me running away from the kangaroo. (Although in Sydney, I was not so scared and managed to feed food to them from my hand) I was scared this time because the kangaroo looked…hmm…scary. It didnt look like a kangaroo. LOL. More like a mouse hopping around. Erk.

My son was also scared and my husband had to carry him. My daughter is a bit better. Although she did jump on me when the kangaroo came closer to us. Damn it! I almost died because I had no one to jump on!!!


My favourite part of the mini zoo is meeting the Alpacas named Chockie and Milkie. They're so cute. They're like little lambs. They are my favourite. But I think they were hungry because each time we bring out something from our pocket, they come rushing for food. We bought tokens to buy them food but it was too scary for all of us to put them on our hands and get them to eat it off us. We ended up feeding those to the rabbits.


I love them. They're just really adorable. I wanted to take them home. They look like camels mix with sheep to me. LOL. Their fleece is super soft and silky. Just like the wool carpet we have at home. LOL.  We spent the longest time there with Chockie and Milkie. While we were there, hubs got us ice cream from the gift shop nearby and sat there waiting for us.

Next was some small area to do some fishing. I think it is called a Longkang. LOL. No seriously, that's what the signboard says.


We spent some time with the rabbits too. Not too many of them and they weren't all that pretty. I didnt get to take any photos. There were few big tortoises too. Huge.

Most of the animals there were kept indoors. There's snakes (really huge ones), monkeys, Emu, chickens, birds, kangaroo, turtles, rabbits, hamsters, scorpion and many others. Not bad for a mini zoo I must say.

Next was a short walk to the Upsidedown House. I really have no idea what this is but I remember my sister in law was telling me about it. I dont understand the concept of this Upsidedown House and the purpose of it but we went to check it out anyway.


I think we paid RM50 for the entrance fee for our family. Not too bad. The house looked pretty decent size from outside but it is really small inside with only few rooms. Everything is upside down, obviously. As you walk in, there's absolutely nothing on the floor. Everything is hung on the floor, upside down.


The girl told us how to pose and take photos. They also have sample photos and you can see how to pose from those. But luckily for us, the girl actually helped us with it and told us exactly what to do and where to stand. We managed to get her to help us twice. We managed to get a few good upside down photo.

This is cute. My kids were actually standing straight with their hands up. They were actually standing under the toilet bowl. Once the photo is taken, you will need to edit the photo and rotate it to get this effect. Pretty complicated for my brains hence, thank god for the girl's help.


This is another one of us. Funny right?

I dont get it, still!!!

We spent about 10 minutes or less inside the house. There was not much to do except pose and look on the ceiling. We were hungry and decided to find a place to eat there. We were shocked to find out that the revolving restaurant is so damn expensive. Come on! RM200 plus for dinner per person for adults and RM100 plus for children above 5? My husband said no… so off we went. We would have spent almost RM800 if we ate there.

Had dinner at Pavilion and spent not even RM100. Food Court!

Overall, it was a good day. Kids had fun and want to come back. They loved the Mini Zoo and the Upside Down house. Next time we will come back by Double Decker Hop on Hop Off bus.
Parking was too expensive at the KL Tower.