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….

Monday, March 27, 2017

Disney on Ice 2017

We've never been to the Disney on Ice show. Every year we wanted to go but somehow we were always away. This year, we decided to go. I wanted to get the best seats because it is our first time and we dont know what to expect.


After browsing their website, I decided to get the Category 1 tickets. They're not the most expensive seats but I figured it is good enough. It is not cheap too. RM247 per person. That's a lot of money to watch characters skating on ice, dont you think? Ah well…anything for my kids. I know they will love it so I try to close one eye and just pay for it! Gulp!

We bought the tickets quite early and I think we got some discounts for it. Not much, but better than nothing, right?

It was our first experience in Stadium Melawati in Shah Alam too. I didnt know where the stadium is. I only know 1 stadium in Shah Alam (the football stadium) and we waze our way to Stadium Melawati.
The carpark was packed and people parked by the roadside. I couldn't believe many people actually go to these shows but turns out, they had a big huge pasar tani happening at the carpark. That's why there weren't enough places to park. It's not because of the show, more because of the Pasar Tani. LOL.

We parked quite far away from the Stadium and literally ran to the stadium because we were running late. I didnt want to miss anything. My husband was hungry so he pop by the Pasar Tani to grab something to eat. I took the kids to our seats.

Turns out, our seat wasn't great. Yea it was pretty close to the ice skating ring but it were at the side and didnt get good views. It wasn't too bad but it wasn't great. I was quite disappointed. The seats facing the   front of the skating ring isn't as expensive as our tickets but I think they get better view. Ah well. Next time we know.


The show started about 15 minutes late and the moment it started, we were all blown away. It was so awesome. I was so excited! Me, the mummy!
Kids? Well..they were excited and impressed too but I think I was more in awe of everything. It was such a good show and such an awesome production. I love every minute of the show. It was really entertaining. Worth the RM247 per person ticket!


I was busy recording videos that I didnt take that many photos. Aladdin was fun because the props were all very nice. My favourite part was Frozen. It was just so awesome. Cant believe I didnt take photos but I have videos of it. I was singing along and my daughter really thought I was not cool.

We got seats next to her classmate's so they can enjoy the show together. It was so special. During break time they just sat and play "rock-paper-scissors" and they have a new version too.


At the end of the show, they even called out the kids to go near to shake hands. My daughter ran straight from her seats and she managed to high five with Elsa & Donald Duck. That's the highlight of her day I think. My son didnt move fast enough. He didnt get to touch anyone. LOL Poor thing.

They sell lots of merchandise outside the hall and my oh my. They are expensive. Since I paid for the tickets, I told myself not to buy and spend any money at all on silly merchandise they will forget about and put aside next hour. The kids begged their dad and managed to get some stuff from him.


They each got this cup filled with shave ice that tasted quite disgusting. They're RM50 each you know. Only like the most expensive Air Batu Campur EVER! LOL.
My daughter also bought like a small bag for RM90 and my son wanted a sword! What a waste of money.

Our show ended at about 1.30pm and by then we were starving!! The kids and my husband had breakfast before we left but I didnt. I was really hungry. Kids wanted Chilli's for lunch and I dont think I could wait any longer before I pass out. We figured the nearest Chilli's is in Empire, why not just go there instead of BSC. But it took us longer to get to Empire actually. We took the wrong exit somehow and got lost!


In Chilli's I ordered the steak. I haven't had that in years. I couldn't finish it but I did. After lunch I wanted to throw up. I wanted to just sleep right there at the table.

By the time we got home, it was almost 4pm. I was so tired. Kids was super tired too.
Overall it was a fun outing. Disney on Ice was the bomb!!!
Friday, March 24, 2017

Ubering

I know you all know Uber, right? Believe it or not, I've never tried uber. I mean, why should I? I have a car and I drive everywhere. If I dont have a car, I just rather stay home.

Last week, I made an appointment to meet up with my friend for business talk / birthday lunch. She's super busy so I locked her time in advance every time I needed to have a catch up session with her. Good thing is our kids go to the same school. Some days we just bump into each other in school. We've been friends since school days. Since I was 12 years old so she's definitely one of my good friends. She's super busy too because she's in politics, a mom and she has a lot of businesses under her watch. I get tired thinking about her sometimes so it was good to just hang out and chat. Plus, it was her birthday and I wanted to give her a treat.

Since I already made an appointment to meet up with her, I couldn't cancel. Turns out, my husband sent my car for servicing that day. I was contemplating if I should cancel and reschedule but I figured, let's just stick to it and get my husband to send me there and then pick me up on the way back from school pick up. But he was busy that day and couldn't send me there. I decided to take a cab but my friends and family asked me to uber!

Uber sounds good but I feel a bit uncomfortable. I mean, with Taxis it is not that uncomfortable because you sit at the back and just let the driver drive. But with uber, you are taking a lift from the driver. You ride on his/her car. It's so weird.

My cousin was laughing at me. I decided to try uber.

It was really easy too. I opted to pay by cash and also I opted for a nice car, which is an Uber Black car. The rates are slightly higher but at least its a nicer car. My cousin said sometimes you get really nice cars too. I was hoping I'd get a ferrari or something…but a Honda Accord turned up.

At first I was really nervous. To sit in front or at the back? Sitting at the back seems rude, no? So I sat in front. The driver is this young boy who is very friendly and nice.

I was of course nervous and all but the ride was smooth and good. We had a good conversation about the Uber application and how it works (because I was an uber virgin) and he explained it well to me. I got to my destination in like 15 minutes and it wasn't too bad at all.

I think I might uber more next time. My experience was a good one. Not bad, uber!

Side income

I am a SAHM. But Im not just a SAHM. I also have my side income. It's not much but Im very thankful that in this day and age, we have so many opportunities to make extra money. If you are not making extra money, you are not making full use of the opportunities around you. Some dont need that extra money, that's fine but so many of us could do with that extra side income.

Today's economy, you'd be stupid not to think about side income. I lead a comfortable life, Alhamdulillah but I still spend sleepless nights thinking about my businesses. Some nights I think about what I can do to earn more, some nights I think about what I want to do with my increased income. #firstworldproblems

Yesterday, I went to pick up some oils from the Young Living office in Bangsar South. I usually opt for delivery because I really can't be bothered to drive there, park and pick up the stuff but they had screwed up my order and I had to go there to pick up instead. The last time I was there in the Young Living Bangsar South office was probably back in 2014 when I first started exploring with them. Back them, the office was almost empty. I went there with Mamapumpkin to smell some oils for fun and I remember it was quiet and no one entertained us. Yesterday when I went there, a lot has changed. I was shocked that the office was full of people. FULL HOUSE! It was so full that some of them had to wait outside the office. There weren't even enough seats. OMG what is happening?

What I saw was shocking to me because:

1. I didnt know that a lot of people are into oils right now! This simply means that they must be good!

2. I was not expecting to see any malays there but the room was full of malays. This surprised me because I didnt think malays would be interested in things like this. I always thought Malays to be more interested in beauty products or not so much health products. Im not being racist but it really did shock me. I was happy tho to see more malays are making money and doing business. Most of them are young mothers and you can tell they are SAHMs because they took their kid(s) along with them. Young kids too. A mom was seen holding tight to her son's hand whilst she fill up application forms. Another mom was seen baby carrying her baby. In fact, I saw 2 of them.

So what is your excuse?

It opened up my mind. Young Living business is a good business to venture in too. I'm not very active in this business to be honest because I am a user more than anything else but visiting the office just made me feel like why not make this another side business?

Good thing is investment is really low. From just RM500 you can become a member and start earning immediately. I mentioned before that prices will increase from 1 April 2017. If you are interested to join me in this journey, please WA me or email me. We have a great team, great leader and growing at a fast speed. If you want to be in the fastest growing them in the Young Living business… you know who to find.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Maid Story

I got my new maid in December. Remember this post? Well, it is March now and Alhamdulillah so far so good.

This is my second Indon maid. The first one was a total disaster and it is something I want to forget forever because she was so damn annoying. This one, is not psycho like the last one, thank God. The last one only stayed with us for 1 month and this current maid has been with us since December. It's been 3 months now and I think deserves a review.

Although she is my second Indon, I feel like I still need to get used to the Indon style. Both my previous helpers are pinoy and both are good. I just can't help comparing them. Having had both Indon and Pinoy helpers, I can see the difference.

1. Pinoy are faster and more reliable.
2. Indons are more sensitive and have softer heart

What I like about my current maid is:

1. She is really hardworking. She really is super rajin. I can see that she is sincere in whatever she's doing. She may not be up to my standard and she knows that but I can see she's trying really hard. I guess I can't help being a bitch sometimes but she is quite tolerant with my sarcasm and my demands. For that, I love her.

2. She's very gentle with the kids. Sometimes, a little bit too soft with them that they walk all over her. They like her a lot but they dont listen to her. I guess communication is a big problem between them because one dont speak English and the 2 kids dont speak Malay. It really is like chicken and duck most of the time. This morning my daughter said "Mummy, I dont think she understands us although she says ya ya ya all the time. I asked her what is her full name and she said Ya! pfffft" LOL.
My kids dont speak Malay but they already speak a bit of Indon. Yup, it is not even Malay, it is Indon. "Kakak, jangan khabar mummy!!!" when they do something wrong. (Kakak, dont tell mummy!)

3. She doesn't ask for anything at all. Sometimes I have to ask her if she would like to call her family or not. She doesn't ask unless I ask her. Which can be annoying. I wish she would just ask. For the first 2 months I kept asking her to call her family but she said there's no need. I just dont want her to feel bored. Her life here can be boring and I can't imagine being away from family and not being able to call them every time I'm free. I dont know how she does it.

4. Her housework is good. No issues with her cleaning and ironing. She does things my previous maids dont even bother doing, like wiping the windows outside. But of course, she doesn't really take care of the stuff all that well. Like for example, she burnt the cover of the ironing board and didnt tell us until I saw and asked about it. She also doesn't take care of our rainbow vacuum. I only realised that she's been vacuuming the bed with the wrong equipment a month later. But ok, I'll close one eye. No problem.

5. Overall her attitude is good. She doesn't talk when she's not spoken to. Doesn't eat until we finish eating (when we go out). I wish she would just start eating when we eat because then we won't have to wait for her to finish or she doesn't have to eat too fast.

But of course, being the bitch that I am, there are few things I find annoying… I've been closing one eye because I dont want to be all that fussy. As long as the house is not in a total wreck, I can just close my eye and ignore. As long as my kids are ok, I'm ok. Remember my old Indon maid allowed my son to stuff playdoh all the way up his nose until it was stucked and we struggled to get it out right in front of her? I still want to slap her when I think about that day.

Anyway I can't help comparing but both my pinoys will clean up straight after the mess is done.Rose used to clean up the dining table even before I totally finish eating. LOL #terlebihefficient
My house play area is always clean after my kids are done playing but with both my Indons they will only do it at the end of the day. I guess it is ok too because theres no point cleaning so many times in a day right? But my eyes hurt!

Whenever we are out, she is more interested in everything else than keeping her eyes on the kids. I guess she is not used to the surrounding and everything is new to her but I need to remind her to keep an eye on the kids. Sometimes she will follow me around and not the kids. This part needs time I guess. For now, I am comfortable taking the kids out without her because whenever we take her out, she doesn't seem to be much help. I just take her out so she doesn't get bored most of the time instead of taking her out because I need her help, know what I mean?

With all my maids, none of their family members used to call them. But with this current maid, her family calls her like 3-4 times a week recently. I suspect it is asking for money. True enough, it is because they want money. She sent back 2 million (roughly around RM750) recently but not even a month later,they are harassing her again. I dont mind they are calling her but she doesn't look too pleased that they are calling too much because she feels pressured to give money to them. Apparently when she was working in Dubai, all her salary was sent back to the family and after working there for 4 years, all the money was gone. They didnt leave any for her at all. This time, she wants to keep some for herself.


She still needs to learn how to write groceries list or things to buy before they are finished. Last week, we had zero rice left and she only told me when we had to cook dinner that night. Obviously we didnt have time to go buy rice. We had to order food that night. But ok, she's learning.

We are still in process of getting to know each other. Alhamdulillah she is really good and I know she's a keeper. Bless her.




Sunday, March 19, 2017

Oilers

I've been a member of Young Living for few months now and so far so good. Cant believe I didnt join sooner because I would have saved more money and gotten myself some free oils as free gifts! But better late than never right?

I love the fact that there's oils for everything. All I need to do is just google search "Young Living Oils for….." for example, if I have a migraine, I will google search "Young Living Oils for migraine" and I will click on the google images (because I'm lazy to read!) and see what the options are. For example, when I google Young Living Oils for migraine, I got this image:

Then I will go to my oil box and see what I have and start using it to treat my migraine. I dont have migraine, thank god. I'm just showing you an example.

Mostly the oils I use are

1. lavender because it is good for everything
2. Peppermint because I just love the smell and it is good to treat fever. Use it with IZUMIO and it is da bomb!
3. Thieves because it is good to boost immunity
4. Purification to clean the air. I diffuse it at night in the room
5. Geranium because I started using it in my skincare.

I first started by getting the Premium Starter Kit. In there, it has all the basic must have oils you need in your household. You will also get a dewdrop diffuser which is easy to use. I bring my diffuser everywhere I go whenever I'm on holiday because I just love diffusing oils in my room to prepare the mood to go to sleep. I like my room to smell nice always and it also works as night lamp!


Premium Starter Kit is around RM713 and for new oilers, I think this is the best set to get as it has all you need to get started. Prices are going up in April so if you want to get it, now is the best time to buy.
I'm placing my orders for new diffuser too this month because I'm eyeing this funky one right here!

Nice right? It is about RM900++ and I rather pay RM900++ than 5% more. If you want to get any Young Living oils, I can order it for you. Membership is free too if you would like to become a member. Members will get to purchase oils at member price which is quite a lot cheaper than retail price. If you want to start oiling…. come join me! You won't regret it.

Email me if you want to place your orders before the price hike. Latest order will be before 29th March 2017.

Happy Oiling!
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Ashley's by LivingFood Bangsar

Our dear friend Hampshire Mummy will only eat healthy food. She's been trying to get me to eat healthy too (bless her!) and I have been (slowly but surely). On her birthday last month, we took her out for brunch and she chose Ashley's by Living Food restaurant in Bangsar Telawi. I was sceptical at first because I dont like healthy food and was keeping my fingers crossed that I will find something I like on the menu.

Ashley's on the same row as Alexis in Telawi. Just a short walk from Bangsar Village. It would be difficult to find parking so if you plan to go, best to just park at Bangsar Village 2 and walk up the street. Dont wear heels!!

I love the place! It is nice chilled out hang out spot with awesome food. Mind you…they're not only delicious but healthy too.


I've been there twice and I've ordered the same thing. I know! I know! I'm boring like that but this salmon fishcake spaghetti is just too good!!! It is spicy and just so yummy. I can have this everyday!


Here's a closer look of the spaghetti. hehe… Do you feel hungry now? I know I do!!!

I can't remember what my friends ordered but I remember asking them and they all enjoyed their food. The Nasi Kerabu, beef stew, fish & chips are all good too.


We ordered a platter to share and it was good too. This is called "Living around the world" platter. It is gluten free and dairy free - if you are into that sort of stuff. They also have nice fresh juices. I had this orange/apple/carrot juice and it was really yummy.

It is a must-try place if you are into healthy and yummy food. Who says healthy food aren't yummy? Well, if I make healthy food myself, it might not be yummy but try Ashley's…you'll love it there!

8 Years

Cant believe it's been 8 years since this photo was taken
We celebrated our 8th anniversary last week and I feel so blessed. Alhamdulillah.
Last year we did get to spend some alone time and went for breakfast date (you can read about it here) but this year, my husband was away for work. He obviously forgot that it is our anniversary as I expected but that morning, before I dropped the kids off to school they spoke to their dad on the phone and reminded him that it was our anniversary. His reply was "ohhhhh really?" (He forgot obviously!) We dont really celebrate it and it is really not a big deal. One year we both forgot! 

My husband was due to come home that day anyway so I knew we won't be going or doing anything special. Like I said, it was not a big deal. But since he was away, and since I didnt forget about it, I decided to get him something special. Just a token so say "Hey, thanks for marrying me, thanks for providing for us and I thought of you today". I picked my son up from school and while waiting for my daughter to finish school, I went to BSC to get him a gift. I got him a bag from Tumi which I think is useful when he travels. So thoughtful of me! It had his initials and whatnot too. I thought it was a good gift. I mean, it IS a good gift. Not very anniversary-ish but still, good gift!

While we were in BSC, he called us. I swear each time I'm trying to surprise him with something, he will be calling me. It is so hide to cover up because I was with my son. He asked him what we were doing in BSC and I said my son wanted to eat Chilis. Which was the truth but only thing was, we dont really have time for Chilis because we have to rush to pick up my daughter. My son even said "I wanted to eat Chilis but mummy said no!" Alamak. Kantoi. But in the end, I took him to Chilis and we tapau'ed it.

When we got home, we were just waiting for my husband to arrive. He arrived KL around noon and went straight for his haircut. He got home at almost dinner time.


Wow. It must have been my lucky day because I almost never get flowers and chocolates from my dear husband. It's my favourite chocolates too and its been a long time since I actually bought Patchi. I was addicted to them once and was spending RM150 per day eating chocolates that I decided to quit cold turkey. That was few years ago. I was so happy when I got chocolates. See, you dont even need to spend that much to make your wife happy sometimes. Chocolates and Flowers will do. Occasional diamonds, shopping trips are all bonus!

Since it was a school night and he was just back from outstation, going out for dinner was not even an option. Typical school night, I will cook dinner and we will all eat at home. Kids will have their usual stuff but for us parents, I ordered some lamb.


I know it doesn't look all that interesting but trust me, it was good!!!! All we had to do was just fry it in a pan and that's it. I also made my maid do some vege on the side. It was pretty good too. Dinner was nice and a little special because we never have lamb like this at home. We are very melayu. Rice and dishes every night kind of dinner so this was special.

Basically that was it.


My sweet precious daughter wrote us a note. It was special. Excuse her grammar and her spelling. It was the thought that counts and I know it came from the heart. I love her to bits. She knows how to make her mummy (and papa) feel special.

I couldn't feel happier on my anniversary. I have everything I need right here with me. Marriage isn't easy and it is definitely not all beds of roses. I get hurt, upset, angry, depressed too sometimes but at the end of the day, I know we all love each other. Marriage is hard work but alhamdullilah despite the hard times, we are all still together. Just like my daughter, I pray that we will stay married forever.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Magic Potion

Remember our Chinese New Year break? We had a short getaway to Penang. It was non stop swimming adventure and kids had so much fun. We came back 5 tones darker too because we were out in the sun for hours each day. Anyway, the resort was packed. It was full house and so you can imagine how the pool area is like. It was like sardines in the kids pool. Imagine the germs, the bacteria and all sorts of dirt in the pool water. But, it was a holiday for the kids and we can't possibly go to a pool and not let them swim. YOLO and you got to do-first-think-later. I let them swim as much as they wanted and I dont regret that at all - well, most of the time I dont…

This was taken few days after a week of our return from Penang
After we got home, I noticed my daughter developed bad rash on her hand. She has on and off eczema which I manage to control without any steroid or medication by giving her IZUMIO but this time, her "eczema" seems different. It was raw! I dont know how it happened but I suspect it was due to the pool water being dirty or something like that because it was fine before we went to Penang and got really bad in Penang and got really raw and infected by the time we got home. It was so bad I really didnt know what to do. Of course I have IZUMIO and was giving it to her but it wasn't working as fast as I wanted it to work. IZUMIO is purely just water and it has no steroid whatsoever so obviously it will take time to heal but time was what I didnt have because she was scratching it so much until it was bleeding and it was so raw that it really breaks my heart to see her that way. The only option was to go steroid again, which I really dont want to do because it has been 2 years since I last had to put steroid cream on her. I had to sabar looking at her and she too had to control herself from scratching. Each time she feels itchy, I will give her a packet of IZUMIO and it does help her because IZUMIO is a natural antihistamine anyway. But like I said, it was working too slowly this time.

Not only that, she started scratching her head too, which she never did before. At first I just ignored it and didnt even look at her scalp but then when I see her scratching even more, I got curious and I examined it and OMG, I was shocked to see stuff on her scalp. WHAT IS IT???!!!

It looks like blisters and it was wet. Ive never seen anything like it. I panicked because for once, I dont know what to do to treat it. After a week, we took her to the dermatologist.

After an hour plus wait at the dermatologist and RM200 poorer, Dr told us it is eczema. I argued and said no this is not it (I know what eczema looks like!) but she said "We've seen this before and we know better!" OK fine Dr!!! You know better!

She prescribed us with some steroid cream for her hand (Duh!), some medicated shampoo and also some steroid cream for the scalp! STEROID STEROID STEROID! oh and also a bottle of antihistamine to help her with the itch.

For a week, I followed every step. Except for the antihistamine which my husband kept bugging me to give it to her but I refused to give. Why should I give her antihistamine when I have a natural way to stop her from scratching. She admitted herself that after she drinks a packet, she won't feel itchy anymore. I had to put my foot down and not give her medications that I think aren't necessary, right?

After a week of using steroids…. her hand and her scalp didnt improve. Dr said after a week it should all clear or improve but it didnt. In fact, it was getting worse! It was so bad I didnt know what to do but tried all sorts of tricks I can think of. Nothing was working fast enough.

So, Dr Mummy had to do some studying and research and do her thing! Yes, I am a doctor and a nurse too at home and although I dont have a masters degree in Medicine, I got skills!!!


I came up with my own Magic Potion!!!


Here is the recipe:

1. Rosemary Essential Oil - 4 drops
2. Melrose Essential Oil - 4 drops
3. Lavender Essential Oil - 2 drops
4. Cedarwood Essential Oil - 1 drop
5. Thieves Essential Oil - 2 drops
6. Helichrysum Essential Oil - 2 drops
7. 1/2 packet of IZUMIO

I made this all by myself and mix it all together in this spray bottle and started spraying the effected area on her scalp daily. Almost 2-3 times a day.


Within 2 days, it all dried up. I was amazed at the result!!! I felt so awesome!!! It was the best feeling ever. For more than 2 weeks after Penang trip her scalp was itchy and wet and blisters all over and spreading to more and more areas. It was so bad that it was covering more than 80% of her whole head. One night it was so bad that her pillows had stains of blood. I was so worried God knows. But after I sprayed this magic potion, it slowly dried up. Once it was dry, it became like dandruff all over her head and I use Moogoo scalp cream at night and by the next morning when we shampoo her hair (no longer using the medicated shampoo), it will all wash away. Less than 1 week, she is healed!!!


Now, on her hand….
I use the same recipe as above but I add a bit of carrier oil (I use vegetable oil).  Within few days, she was ok.

I am so happy!!!

She is all good now.

In case you are wondering…

Rosemary is good as it promotes healthy hair and scalp. It will also get rid of infection and also helps with hair loss. My daughter's hair was falling too because of the unhealthy scalp so I figured I needed an oil that will help with hair loss too.

Melrose oil is good to cleanse and disinfect cuts. It is also good for fungal infection. I didnt know if it was indeed fungal infection but if it isn't, putting an oil that helps with fungal infection can't be bad!

Lavender is known to be good for eczema and it eases dry and irritated skin. It can regenerate damaged tissues too.

Cedarwood is also good for eczema. It has antibacterial properties and also it helps with hair loss. If you are balding, use it twice a day as I read it helps!

Thieves is just awesome to combat the spread of germs. I can't live without this oil!

Helichrysum can help repair tissues and can remove toxic substances. I chose this oil because it is good for blisters and cuts.

IZUMIO is just good for everything! I wanted this potion to be something I can carry around and spray on to the scalp.

I did this potion 3 or 4 times in the span of 1 week because I do spray a lot of it each time. But it is so good I love it!!!

If you want to try IZUMIO or Essential Oil, contact me! I can order them for you. I use Young Living essential Oil and I love it. It has oils for everything … I'm glad I found a better way than using steroids. I mean, steroids didnt even work this time for my daughter! I was so pissed at myself for putting it on her for a whole week!

Ah well..u learn!



Baby mood

I have 2 kids and I'm blessed that I have a girl AND a boy. There's no pressure for me to have anymore children, I am done! Thank God!

Raising two kids on my own is hectic. I mean, we are both very hands on with our kids and it is tiring to say the least. Some people make parenthood look so easy but for me, it is tough. I am quite a control freak too when it comes to my kids and I like things done a certain way so for me, being a mom is tough if not the toughest thing I've had to do.

My kids Alhamdulillah are good kids. They're pretty well behaved I would say and they're not spoilt brats like some kids are. I'm a tiger mom so I think more often than not, they're scared of me. Whether they respect me or not, I dont know but they're definitely scared of me. I dont mind. I do it Asian Style. Scream like mad and hope for the best style! LOL
My husband's approach is quite the western style in the sense he talks to them when they do something wrong and be their best friend kind of approach. Which is kind of the opposite of me. Somehow it works for us despite our difference in parenting skills. But whether you do it the Asian way or the Western way, parenthood for us is tiring. Therefore we both agreed to stop at 2 since we already have a pair.

Lately, however… I've been feeling "itchy"…. Like I look at babies and miss having one. Of course when I am missing having one I am not thinking about the diaper change and breastfeeding and sleepless nights. I am just thinking about the smell, the cuddles, the joy and laughter a baby brings. And then few minutes later I'll snap out of it because I remembered how long I had to go through sleepless nights!

Since I'm having my "itchy for baby" mood…let's just play along ok…

If I were to have another baby… would it be a boy or a girl….? My daughter desperately wants a baby girl and of course my son, wants a baby boy. Me, personally? Well…my daughter was super duper good as a baby and she just sleeps all day and was the nicest most precious little baby girl ever. I miss that a lot!!!! So, when I think about her as a baby..it makes me want to have a baby girl. Plus dressing a baby girl is so much nicer!

Then there's my son… he was the chubby one and super mania. He is the one who loves warm hugs and cuddles. My daughter likes her space. She didnt like kisses and cuddles (although I still gave lots even when she hated them). My son was super playful and refused to sleep because he wanted to play all night long! When he cries….HE YELLS!!! OMG…he got it from me kot (Asian tiger mom, remember?). But he was so cuddly and cute and adorable. When I think about the playful baby, I want to have a son. Also I feel it is unfair to have just one gender. I need to be fair. I need to have one girl and one boy. One for each kid.

I need to have twins! Because I dont want to get pregnant twice!!!

Of late…in the news we see a lot of celebrities getting pregnant with twins. Is it a trend? How does that work?  Did they go through some kind of treatment or something to get twins???

Beyonce is getting twins.
Mariah has twins
J Lo has twins

It can't be a coincidence can it???

I want twins too!! One boy and a girl! Tell me how!!!! (Then I can try to convince my husband!) hahahahaha


- sleepless nights x forever
- breastfeeding x 2
- diaper change x 2
- tantrums x 2

OK I'm done. I have a boy and a girl and I'm done.

#babymoodover

Monday, February 27, 2017

Unfair

Have you guys been to Smiggle? We are all big fans of Smiggle. My daughter especially. I love buying stuff from there to keep in my "magic box". When my kids behave well,  I will take something out from this "magic box" to reward my kids. I have lots of stuff in there and they love getting stuff from there.

Last trip to Smiggle, my daughter wanted to buy stuff but my husband didnt want to get it for them because they recently got 2 toys each. They also promised him (the time they got the toys) that they won't ask for anything or buy anything for the whole month. They obviously dont know the value of money and always want to buy everything all the time! So this time, he put his foot down and said no! They both cried that day…but tough! No means no, sometimes!

It didnt help that I bought a bunch of stuff that day from Smiggle and one of it was this handbag notepad. My daughter wanted that notepad I bought but I told her that I will only give it to her if she perform well for her exam. She didnt want to wait for exam to be over because we dont even have exams this semester. She wanted it NOW! Too bad!

For a week she was bugging me to give the notepad to her. Begging and asking and trying all sorts of tricks to get it. Finally, she asked her dad and this time, seeing how much I said no, he just said OK. I was annoyed that he didnt keep his word (about not buying anything for the kids this month after getting toys!) but whatever lah, I just kept quiet.

After she got her notepad (we went to Smiggle over the weekend), she told him that she will use that notepad to write stuff for him. That was her trick to get him to buy it for her and he bought it! She got him wrapped around her little finger as you can see…

When she got her notepad she was so excited and kept saying thank you and hugging him and what not. A reaction he love obviously. In the car, she told him that she will write a note to him. He was looking forward to that note. As soon as we got home, he got this…



LOL. A piece of paper from the notepad with this written on it. When he got it, he was like "what is this"???? hahaha. I couldn't help laughing. "This" is a piece of paper from the notepad.

That night, I got this note from her.


Hahahah. I dont think papa would be happy to see this. Especially since he got her the notepad and paid for it and he got nothing. I got a special love note.

Mummy - 1
Papa - 0

Love my daughter. She's the sweetest!
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

I love Kale

We dont eat healthy food at all. I dont know why but we just dont. We really should.

As you all know, my kids are fussy eaters. My daughter is the world fussiest eater. I know if theres a competition, she will win that category because she really is! My son is not so bad but compared to other kids, his fussiness is quite mild. My husband on the other hand eats really simple food. He will be happy with fried chicken, kicap and rice. Yours truly here is the odd one in this family because I eat A LOT and I eat EVERYTHING. Well, except for chicken feet and neck (eeewwwww) and all the other stuff you shouldn't really eat and gross. LOL. I'm used to having big meals. I can do with 1 big meal a day and not eat for the rest of the day whereas everyone else at home needs to eat 10 small portions a day and munch and snack, even if it is just biscuits. As you can see, we are all not very united when it comes to food. (which is not necessarily a bad thing because if we are united, we will all be fat!)

Hampshire Mummy is the world's healthiest eater. They really eat healthy food all the time. It makes me feel bad because we dont at all. I feel bad because I know we all should eat more healthy food.
Sometimes she will text me their dinner and MasyaAllah, so much green!!!!

I'm not a green veg type. I mean, we dont eat enough greens for sure. That's why I supplement my kids with Super Lutein. I guess it's good for us because we are hardly ever sick despite us not having healthy meals and enough greens in our diet. But still, we need to eat more greens I agree and so, I got inspired by Hampshire Mummy's photos and bought Kale from the supermarket one day.

I've had Kale once and I loved it. It was the a duck salad I had at BLVD. You can read about it here. It was so yummy but I haven't had the chance to go back to BLVD since although I've been craving the salad! I dont know how else to cook Kale but Hampshire mummy taught me how to make it. It's super easy and it is super yummy and I am obsessed!!!!

All you need is:

1. 2 chopped garlic
2. Olive Oil
3. Salt & Pepper


It is so delicious and fresh! It doesn't look so interesting, right? But trust me it is really yummy! I bought a packet of Kale from Village Grocer and I think each packet was like under RM15 or something like that. Usually 1 packet can make 2 portions of this.

It was so nice that the next day, I improvised and added prawns and a bit of fish sauce and a tiny bit of Oyster sauce.


Walaaaaaa….it is nicer with prawns. I loved it so much that I made it again few days later and this time, I added some red chillies.


OK this is really da bomb!!!! I didnt want the oyster sauce and fish sauce to overpower the taste of Kale so this time, I didnt add any sauce at all. Just prawns, garlic, chilies and olive oil. Seasoned it with salt and pepper only.

I've perfected this recipe!!!

But I have more ideas and will make it next time…. can't wait! I've ran out of Kale for now. I can't wait to go and get more.

Why you should eat Kale?

- It is high in Lutein (like Super Lutein!) which is good for the eyes. Eating more Kale (for the Lutein), you will protect your eyes from getting damaged and also decreases the likelihood of getting Glaucoma. Bet you didnt know that. I know I didnt!

- Kale is high in vitamin A, C and K. Go and google what these vitamins are good for

- Kale is a very good antioksidant and has anti inflammatory properties. Can also prevent cancer.

Basically, it is a good veg to eat and it is yummy too!!!!

OK bye, going to get more Kale for dinner tonight. Yes, I am obsessed with this veg right now. As you can see...