Sunday, May 14, 2017

Fat Fish and Fat Me

Last week, the Year 2 mummies decided to go brunching at Fat Fish. I of course jumped and said OK because I love Fat Fish.

4 of us went and we had so much fun. Food was glorious and all the other slim mummies stopped eating way before yours truly did. Hence, I am the Fat Fish that day!

Wow we really ordered A LOT!

We ordered mussels in garlic. It was so good. The mummy who ordered this only ate like 5 pcs and yours truly ate more than 20 I'm sure. I was eating it non stop! The other 2 mummies didnt eat this at all. LOL

I order this every time I go to Fat Fish but somehow it never tasted as good as it did the first time I ordered it. But yet, I keep ordering this. This is their spicy prawn pasta. It is good but maybe next time I shouldn't order this again. I should try something else.

Hampshire Mummy ordered this. Yum. I stole some from her. Actually, I stole a lot!! I keep dreaming of kuah asam dip because it will go so well with this grilled squid.

This is their mash potato. It is sooooo good. I think I had 75% of this and others just had a bit. Argh. It is so good I'm still drooling. I can eat this all day. I dont even care if I'm fat anymore.

Oysters at 11.30am? Why not. I love oysters. It is so good and fresh. This is too good. I'm drooling as I am typing this.

But before we eat, photo time first! LOL

Option B

Do you guys watch the Ellen Show? Well, I do. I love talk shows and Ellen's my favourite. She's funny, entertaining and I love how the show really brings out everything good. "Be Kind of one another" is what the show is all about.

It airs every evening at 6pm if I'm not mistaken. 6pm is not the time for me to watch TV at all so what I do is I will record the show and watch it later when I'm free. I usually catch up on TV shows I record in advance once my kids are in bed. They will be in bed by 8.30pm. 9.00pm onwards will be my "me" time in front of the TV till maybe about 11.00pm or so.

In one episode of Ellen, I saw an interview between her and the COO of Facebook, this lady called Sheryl Sandburg. She was talking about how devastated she got when her husband died. I was inspired by her story and was desperate to read her book called "Option B: facing adversity, building resilience and finding joy"


In that interview she also spoke a bit about this book and what people can learn from her experience. I started looking for this book but couldn't find it in any of our major bookstores. Finally, I managed to order it online from MPH.

Few days later, my book came.

Here's the thing, I've not read a book in a good almost 7 years. I dont read serious books at all because I get bored and I dont like to read things I dont understand. I usually love reading easy reading, happy-happy type books. Yeah, books for bimbos if you want to call it that. I dont even know if I will end up reading this book but I was really inspired by Sheryl and thought I'd give it a go.

I aim to finish this book in 2 weeks. I know it is a long time but I dont read all that much and I haven't read a book since forever. 2 weeks would be a good accomplishment. I dont even know if I will finish reading it. I'm on to chapter 4 now. I try to read at every opportunity I get and so far, so good.

Reading this book, I can sort of picture Sheryl telling the story just like she did on that interview. I just love the way she speaks and how she talks. I can listen to her all day. Wish me luck.

I already have few friends who wants to borrow the book after I'm done. I hope I'll get to pass it to them soon.

Oh, another thing I did was ordered Life Juice. Nothing related to this book story whatsoever but I just thought of going on a juice diet after eating out like crazy last week.


Life Juice has always been my Option A whenever I want to do a Juice diet but lately, their service doesn't seem as good as what it used to be. I find that their juices dont taste the same anymore too. Doesn't taste that "fresh and pure" if you know what I mean. I find that it is sweeter too.

Any other juice to recommend? I need option B!

Happy Mother's Day

How was your Mother's Day celebration? We were away in Penang for Mother's Day. The Penang trip was actually because we had a business meeting to attend to on Saturday and when the kids heard the word "Penang" they quickly jumped and made their own plans. What was supposed to be a day trip meeting, turned out to be a weekend away. Since it is the Mother's Day weekend, my husband obviously didnt get the chance to plan anything special. Basically, my Mother's Day was just like any other day.

I hope you all had a good celebration. I see it everywhere on social media. Mothers getting pampered and got flowers and whatnot. I didnt get any. You'd think I'd be sad or upset but truth is, I'm OK.

We were traveling the whole Sunday and had a nice dinner once we arrived KL. I jokingly told my daughter that no one cares about me on Mother's Day and she felt really sad that we didnt do anything special. The drama queen she is, she even shed a few tears. In bed, while I was in the toilet getting ready for bed, I overheard her conversations with my husband and son. It was so funny and sweet. She said she felt bad that they didnt do anything special for me. She told them that this weekend, we have to do something special for mummy and she planned everything. The surprise "party". It was so cute.
I felt so much love.


Everyday is Mother's Day to me. It's really no big deal at all but she just feels sad that we didnt celebrate. For me, it is not a big deal because we were away on a nice holiday, we had good food, I didnt have to cook (hurray) and we were by the beach…so yea, it was special already.


Anyway, my daughter made this special card in school for me. I know the teachers helped but when she gave it to me I was touched by the effort. She was so happy to give it to me too. She is such a darling sweetheart. I love her to bits.

My son on the other hand, made something in school too for Mother's Day but I dont know why he didnt bring it back. LOL. I know exactly what he made because I saw other mothers posted it. Here I am waiting for it but until today, no signs of that photo frame! I need to ask the teacher!


I also got a special gift from Hampshire Mummy. Thank you so much. It is really pretty!!! I love it.

Happy Mother's Day to all my readers. I hope you all had a fun day with your loved ones. Oh, and check out this article on NST on how working moms make it work. A bit of my story is there!
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Inspired to change

I am one of those people who is afraid of the word "change". So afraid that I rather be miserable than attempting change. That's dumb dont you think? Well, can you blame me? The thought of making a life change is intimidating. I want to be the master of my own destiny but I am so afraid to make the change. I know if I can get rid of this fear, I can do anything! But yet, this fear is eating me.

Last week, I was really EATING A LOT. Apart from spending a lot more money when I should be saving up, I find myself eating and eating and eating non stop. I love food. I can eat all day everyday but is it healthy food I am consuming? This can't be good!

I spoke to friends and one thing they all have in common is that they are all either going to the gym or doing something good for their health (like eating ONLY organic food). Me on the other hand, apart from consuming my daily IZUMIO and Super Lutein, is not doing anything else "healthy".

"You got to start working out" is something I hear and been hearing a lot lately.

Here's the truth, I DONT work out - AT ALL. I do zero work out. I dont even like to walk, even if it is walking in the shopping mall. One word to describe me is L-A-Z-Y-B-U-M!

I've always been like this. I never liked working out. I just dont do gym, yoga, or whatever else people do to work out. I just dont. I dont know if I have good genes or if IZUMIO is really helping me or what but I'm lucky that at almost 38 years old, I have no health issues despite my unhealthy lifestyle.

Dont get me wrong, I'm not proud of this, I feel quite embarrassed to admit that I dont work out. I'm blessed with good health but it is not something I should take for granted. Health is wealth they say and it is true. A friend of mine from school passed away last year from Lung Cancer. I only knew about it from Facebook when I saw people commenting condolences to her family. I then found out that she was suffering for a good 2 weeks before she passed. Just 2 weeks. Routine check ups and everything else didnt detect her cancer and only in the last 2 weeks of her life, they found that the cancer is already going to take her life away. She left behind a husband and 2 young kids. I didnt know her all that well although we were classmates in school but I cried thinking how fragile life really is. My medical results are all good but it doesn't mean I can take it for granted.

My best friend told me that I am the ONLY person she knows who is not working out or doing something healthy. I felt a punch in the face when she said that because it is true. Even my husband has started working out and going for short jogs, swimming and whatnot. I am just at home, on my computer or working comfortably in my pyjamas all day.

Today, Im inspired to change.

My plan is to start working out. I dont know how, what or when but I'll start doing some research and see where that leads me. I need to take baby steps.
I want to look better and feel better about myself. Yes, I'm vain but it is more than that. I want to feel good. I dont want to feel tired or lack of energy or lazy anymore. I need to change! I want to change.

Wish me luck!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Saving money

I'm broke!

When you earn more, you tend to spend more too. Is it like that with you? That's exactly what is happening with me. I am out of control!

I spent A LOT last month. I think I must have bought the entire Zara or something like that! Now that they have Zara online, my oh my…!

This month, I told myself… "NO SHOPPING" especially at ZARA and no buying unnecessary things.

Here are some of the things I've been doing lately that is making me spend more than I usually do….

1. I've been going to KLCC a lot!

2. I've been eating out a lot. Mostly brunching with girlfriends and school mummies.

3. I've been drinking more Starbucks. I stopped drinking coffee since I was pregnant with my daughter. I will occasionally have a latte every now and then but lately I crave latte ALL THE TIME.

4. I've been buying so many new Essential Oils to explore and this is my latest addiction. I love it so much!!!

5. I'm revamping my wardrobe and I've been shopping A LOT

It is no surprise I am broke. In fact, I'm shocked I'm not bankrupt with the way I'm spending lately. So yah, this has got to stop!!!!

Everytime you tell yourself you got to stop spending, suddenly out of nowhere you HAVE to pay for something or HAVE to buy something …. like oh, I NEED a new bra! You need bras! pfffftttt

Last month, I told myself the same thing. You got to start SAVING money but I didnt do a good job at all. I failed miserably in April because I spent so much. This month, I'm not giving up. I am going to really stop spending.

It is 9th May and I've not been hanging out at any malls. I have not done any online shopping although FashionValet, Zalora and Zara is calling my name, sending me emails after emails to remind me that my shopping cart is on Sale. I've been really good. I've not bought any new clothes yet. Fingers crossed I won't.


I've been eating out A LOT still. Eating out alone is at least RM50 per meal. It just builds up you know. RM50 a meal can be RM150 per day if you eat 3 meals a day outside. This week alone I've had meet ups with friends almost everyday. It's so much fun tho. I love my meet ups with friends. It's so refreshing and a lot of fun. But ok, next week I'll try to be good and stay home and not socialise, which I think I won't have time to anyway because I got to start working on my KupuKupu's raya collection. I will be busy with that thank god!


As for Essential Oils, boy oh boy… I'm just addicted to oils. Today, my friend did a scan on me using this Itovi health and wellness scanner and it's so awesome. This device will sort of scan your body and tells you what you need. This device has sensors that will scan your body and generate personalised wellness evaluations. My friend just got the device and I told her to test me. Scanning takes 2 minutes and you will get an evaluation like this.

It will then tell you what oils you NEED. Good news is, my health and wellness is pretty good. Other than taking my IZUMIO and Super Lutein and my Essential Oils, my lifestyle (especially my food intake) is not very healthy. I was pleasantly surprised that my Itovi readings was pretty good. They gave some suggestions on the oils I needed so as usual, I'm itching to buy the oils they recommended. Argh. But I have a whole collection of oils at home that I still can play with so I'm going to try my best not to buy any this month. Unless I HAVE to. We'll see.


Starbucks? Well, I need to stop drinking so much coffee. That's pretty easy but then I need Milo if I dont drink coffee and Milo 3in1 is probably worse than drinking Latte. #dilemma


Note to self:

1. Stop shopping this month. No buying clothes
2. Cut down on eating out.
3. Dont buy any essential oils this month

Sounds easy enough to do right???

Wish me luck!!!!!


Monday, May 8, 2017

Yeast Bangsar

My husband is away on business trip. We usually do school runs together and sometimes, after morning drop off, we will go for breakfast. Im not a breakfast person (because Im just lazy) but today, I feel like having breakfast on my own, somewhere.


I drove to Bangsar Telawi to this little bistro called Yeast. I've been here once with my husband before but didnt really explore the menu. I had tuna croissant and a cup of hot latte and today, I did the same. Yeast serves proper breakfast, lunch and dinner. All french! I've only been here for breakfast. I can see they have lots of bread, pastries and tarts.


I love this little cafe because it reminds me of those little bistros in Paris. I had a good time enjoying my breakfast this morning. I should do this more often. I love the Yellow flowers they put on our table. It just brightens up my morning totally. In case you dont know, Yellow is my favourite colour.


I didnt order anything fancy. I saw the tarts and wanted to order them but I dont think I'll be able to finish it. I loved the simplicity of this breakfast. Plain tuna croissant with a nice hot latte and I was a happy bunny pretending I was in Paris all by myself. How lovely!

I miss Paris. It is one of my favourite cities in the world but after what happened recently, I dont think I'll be going back there again anytime soon. So I guess, Yeast will do for now.


Sunday, May 7, 2017

Hello there!

My son is loving his new school and I think he grew more matured since he entered the big school. He's always a baby in my eyes and I must say I was really worried about him joining the big school. I was worried about all sorts of things but since first day of big school, he's been like a champ. I couldn't be more proud of him. He is really doing well in big school. I think he felt like a big boy and started acting like one too. At one point, he was loving big school so much that he didnt even want to see his old friends anymore. I on the other hand was missing the old school and the people there a lot. I meet up with the moms quite a lot and we have breakfast and talk about the kids, I am still in their school chat group and I know whats happening in the old school just like before. I miss them. We were all very close and tight.

I've been asking my son to go back to the old school for a visit but he doesn't want. I think he feels like he's a big boy now so maybe going back to the old school is a step behind for him. But today, he finishes school at 12.00pm and all of a sudden, he asked if he could go back to see Ms. Rose. I was shocked and excited. I quickly dropped a WA message to ask if it is OK for us to drop by and of course, she said YES!

We were both so excited about going back to see everyone. I wasn't sure who was more excited, me or my son. When we got there, my son spied at the window to look inside and the minute someone saw him, the whole class started screaming his name!! They started jumping around and suddenly, my eyes got teary. I was so emotional.

When we walked in, everyone ran up to us to give us a hug. The kids came over to see my and hug me. They also asked for my daughter. That's how close we all are. Ms Rose was in the toilet when we arrive but as soon as she walked in the room, my son ran over to her and gave her the biggest hug ever. It was so heartwarming and again, this emotional mummy started getting all teary again. I hugged her and I couldn't control myself and tears kept falling down my cheeks.

Why am I so emotional? The kids was so confused looking at me. I had the biggest smile because I was so happy to see them yet I couldn't control my tears. Ms Rose saw and again, she told me that I can come back anytime and gave me another big bear hug. My son was cool, he just blended in like usual and starting playing with his friend. His mom on the other hand, needed time to settle down and stop myself from crying. What the heck?

I blame PMS.

We spent a good 20 - 30 minutes there and it was so much fun. Ms Rose continued with the final part of the lesson by telling them a story and my son joined in. He was so happy and was all smiles.

I didnt realise how much I missed them. Yes we've moved on but they will always be special to me. The teachers, Ms Rose especially was a big part of my life. She was both my kid's teacher when they were younger and I owe a lot to her because I believe my kids are well behaved kids because of her. I also have good relationships with the mummies and the kids because we used to see each other every single day. How time flies…..

We got home and told my daughter about our little visit and next week, she wants to come home early from school to visit Ms Rose and the rest. We'll see….she will probably have to skip few lessons in school but it is ok…. I think she will love seeing everyone more!

Empty

Just like a roller coaster, sometimes you are up and sometimes you are down. Right now, I am feeling a bit down. Its strange that despite all the noise at home, I can feel empty.

I wonder if this is normal? I think it is. I think I need to do some soul searching. I kind of think I know why I feel this way. I know I need to bring myself closer to God and I still haven't found my "calling" yet. I had a discussion about being more spiritual with a friend and we both agree that it is THE WAY TO GO. Still, I am here….

Any tips?
Saturday, May 6, 2017

Fighting bugs!

It started about over a month ago when I got bitten by some kind of bug. I have super duper sensitive skin. Even from young, my oldest memory is trips after trips to dermatologist because of my skin problems. I was allergic to chicken. No KFC for the longest time. I remember my dad would lie and say KFC is closed, KFC is not making chicken today and all sorts of excuses to prevent me from going. I get toys from KFC a lot as a kid but I never got to eat the chicken because as soon as I eat them, I would have to make a trip to Dr. Sachdev on Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman. I still remember it! So ya, I have very sensitive skin.

Somehow, I dont know how and why, I could eat KFC again. I guess maybe after awhile my body doesn't reject it anymore. My skin got better when I was a teenager and no more skin problems. Alhamdulillah. I stopped going to Skin Specialist after I became a teenager. My skin got better but I still have sensitive skin. My scars would stay with me for years if I had a mosquito bite and stuff like that. For some odd reason, mosquitos love to bite me instead of people around me. I'd be at the park and no one else will get a mosquito bite except me and I'll end up scratching like a monkey. The spot will get so bad that the scars will stay for years. Literally. No vitamin E can help the scars.

I remember as a teenager I never would wear skirts or dresses because I had so many spots on my legs that I want to cover. Im not a dress person anyway, no issue there!

Once every few years, some insect or bug will bite me and the scar will stay for years. I haven't had them in a while but last month, I got bitten again! It has been a while so I forgot how annoying and irritating and itchy it is. Normally, when this happens, I will need to go to a dermatologist but so far, for as long as I can remember, no medicine, cream can help the itch and get rid of it. I will usually have to wait till the cycle is over for it to be over. No short cuts. In a way, dont need to waste money because nothing will help. I've gone to many doctors and ya, no shortcuts.

When I got this bite last month, I was cursing so much because it is really THAT annoying. The itch is a crazy kind of it that you need to constantly scratch it like 24 hours. By doing that, I will obviously bruise the skin and infect it probably. It usually takes about 2 weeks or so for it to totally go away. Then I just have to live with the scars for a few years.

This time, I tried the natural route and used my Young Living oils. It helps relieve the itch a tiny bit but like I said, nothing will help. I tried different recipes and different oils and alhamdulillah it helps a little.
2 weeks past and it is over. Or so I thought!
But I got more and more and more bites.

Normally, I'll get about 5-8 spots in one go. That 8 scars to deal with at the most. But this time, I've got a total of over 30 spots because this insect is still around me. I usually get bitten like when I go on holiday or something so by the time we leave, the insects or bug is gone but this time, it looks like it is in my house!!!!!! God Help ME!!!!!

For some strange reason, it is not biting anyone else but me!

I've been tolerating this for about a month or so now. I keep getting new spots that means this bugger bitting me is here…. at home! And it is only after my blood! Which makes total sense because my blood is different from anyone in my house!
ARGH!!!!

HELP!!!!!!!

Its not bedbugs because it is just not. I couldn't see anything. But one day,I caught the damn thing as it was sucking the blood out of me! BASTARD!!!!
It is the size of an ant and it is black. I tried to kill it but it flew away.

Yesterday I called Rentokil to come and inspect the house and they say they couldn't find anything and suggested we do this treatment that will kill EVERYTHING. Argh. No guarantee it will help but thats the only thing I can try.

I am full of scars and itching like crazy. I refuse to eat antihistamine but I did a few times when I feel like it is too much. It is so itchy it is disturbing my sleep. I dont know what else to do. I feel like moving out!!!
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Healthy Kids, Happy Mummy

Touch wood, my kids are pretty healthy kids. Alhamdulillah for that because I am not that good at looking after sick people, let alone sick children. I get all stressed out and get worried easily. Alhamdulillah. Alhamdulillah. Alhamdulillah for my children's good health thus far.

Last week, my nephew was admitted due to some flu. I stopped reading about it ..is it H7N9 now or something like that? I remember when it was H1N1. Now it is already H7N9. What in the world! I can't stress enough about how important it is to build our immune system to fight against all this.

No matter how many times you wash your hands, or ask your kids to wash their hands…they will still get sick. Unless you can wrap them in a bubble and prevent them from being outside with other children. It is impossible for school going kids, especially the young ones to NOT fall sick. In a way, their body is learning to fight and get to know all the germs, bacteria and whatever else out there so dont feel bad whenever they're not well. The most important thing is, build their immune system so they can fight it. My kids get sick too sometimes. People will ask "How come your kids are on IZUMIO and still fall sick?" Of course they still fall sick too sometimes BUT they recover very fast and often without any medication. You can ask their Paed, Dr Lam how many times have we visited him in the last 2 years since we started our IZUMIO journey. He will definitely tell you we dont see him much anymore.

Before we were introduced to IZUMIO, we used to see Dr. Lam at least every other month. That's a true story. We used to wait for hours to see him. But now, we dont anymore. I will take my kids to see him if they dont recover after 3 days but so far, they've been OK (touchwood) and visiting Dr. Lam is not needed. I usually give myself about 3 days to treat my kids naturally first before giving them any sort of medicines. They dont like taking medicines and will usually listen to me when I up their IZUMIO and Super Lutein dosage when they're not feeling well because they know they rather drink and take that rather than taking meds.



Occasionally, my kids will catch a cold or a flu or fever and so far, alhamdulillah I have managed to get them better without any antibiotics or paracetamol or cough medicines. It has been a while since the last trip to see Dr. Lam. I still get nervous whenever they are down with fever because I dont know what it is that is causing them to fall sick but each time, my immune booster will come to the rescue. This is what I do for my own kids and I just want to share with you out there….

What is my ultimate immune booster?
The minute I feel like their immunity is low, this is how it will be….
I will see signs like low appetite, they're not jumping around like usual (less active) or in my kid's case they become super clingy (they want to hug me or just want me to sit next to them). Those to me are signs that they are getting weaker. I usually dont really need to use the thermometer before I start treating them because I know straight away when they're getting weaker. I dont wait until fever comes to give them more IZUMIO.

For my daughter, she loves drinking water so I give her lots of IZUMIO when I see the signs. When she has fever, I will give her up to 5 packets a day and so far, alhamdulillah, fever has never lasted for more than 24 hours. I will also give her 2-3 Super Lutein with every packet of IZUMIO.

My son doesn't really like drinking water. He will drink when he is thirsty but he is more of a Super Lutein person so for my son, instead of giving 5 packets of IZUMIO, I will just give him maybe 2-3 packets that day but I will give him Super Lutein to chew all day. He loves the taste and can chew all day. Every hour 2-3 capsules. I've given him maybe 15-20 capsules a day. Also with him, fever has never lasted for more than 24 hours.

Now that I started oiling with Young Living, I noticed that the oils work really well with IZUMIO and Super Lutein. I apply Thieves Essential Oil on their feet and chest. Thieves is a "hot"oil so it is important to dilute it if you want to apply on the chest. For the feet, I usually apply neat but if you are worried, please dilute with a carrier oil like olive oil or vegetable oil. I use coconut oil if I need to dilute.  I also apply R.C essential oil and Raven depending if I need to or not. R.C and Raven is good for coughs, colds, stuffy nose, viral infection. At night, without fail (whether they are sick or not) I will diffuse essential oils depending on my mood that night. If I feel like I want to relax, I will diffuse Lavender and Peppermint (my favourite combination) but if they're not well, I will diffuse Thieves, Purification, R.C and Raven (Not all together but separately).

So far, this has worked for me. I find that by giving my kids IZUMIO, they recover without medication but by giving them IZUMIO AND putting oils on them, they recover without medication quicker. I need less IZUMIO to treat them and they recover very fast. Awesome right? I used to give 5 packets a day during fever for about 2 days but now I just need 3 packets a day with oils. Most important thing is, it is all NATURAL.

If you are looking to boost up your child's immunity, come and get in touch with me. I know this so well because it has worked for my kids for the past 2 years. Please note that it is the molecular hydrogen in IZUMIO that heals. I know there are other brands out there but I'm not familiar with other brands. Feel free to test and try but for me, I know what works and I'll stick to it. Same goes with Super Lutein and Young Living oils. There are other brands out there…but I can't say they work better or as well as the brands I use because I only know what I know.


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

New Pet

I'm not a pet person. I like to look at cats and rabbits and all but I dont like to have a pet. I never had a pet growing up because my mum dont like animals in the house. I remember when I was a kid, I begged my dad for a persian cat and he would promise to get it for me but never did (probably because my mum won't have it). I am definitely not a pet person because of my mum. She won't go near animals. She's scared and geli.

My husband on the other hand is more of a pet person. He loves animals and likes playing with them but he is also not a pet person because he gets bored easily. He doesn't like the smell. Even if I cook and the house smells of food, he will make noise and air everything out. So having a pet is usually temporary urge because he likes animals but give it a month he will want to get rid of them. 

1. He bought a sugar glider once and he was obsessed with it for a while, then one day, he got bored of it and just left it outside (he still give it food and all) and we forgot there was fogging that day and he forgot to bring the sugar glider in while we were out. When we came home, it was dead. 

2. We bought fishes (cuz he wanted to have them) and after awhile, he got sick and tired of cleaning it. He will complain the smell and whatever else and soon, fish died. 

3. We had hamsters too. It too died.

4. Zoe. He was the one who agreed to keep Zoe (our tuition teacher wanted to adopt it!) but now, he is itching to give it away because he hates it that outside of our house smells of cat. I can't smell anything but he can. 

Today, I dont know how..he gave my daughter the idea to go to the petshop in Atria.

Look what happened!!!!

We came home with 2 hamsters. I was so angry. I ignored all of them (him and my kids) because I know this is all temporary. They'll all get bored of it and then I'll be the one stressing bout the food and I'll have to nag about cleaning the cage and whatnot (because I won't go near!). I won't go near it because I hate pets and from the start I will tell them I won't have anything to do with this but I always end up kesianning the pets.

Like Zoe. My kids are still obsessed with Zoe but my husband is over it. I'll be the one to remind my maid to give food to Zoe and if we run out of food, I'll be the one making food for the cat. WTH!!!

Argh.

We have hamsters now. H-A-M-S-T-E-R-S

kill me now!

Renewing Business Registration

Every year I will go to the nearest Bank Simpanan Nasional to get my business registration renewed. It's just up the road and very near me. But parking is a problem there and I usually need to be there at least 4 times before the "system" can be up. Normally "System is down". It annoys the crap out of me. It is easier to go get it done at SSM but it is not that near and again, parking is shit over there too.

Today, I have some stuff to do at the SSM office. I decided to get my business registration renewal done too although it is not expiring until next month. Someone mentioned to me that it is so easy to get it done at the SSM. The machine is so quick and easy to use.

I was at the SSM with my husband and we were meeting up with our business partners. Perfect timing too because I can just renew my business registration there. My husband told me to get it done upstairs but I insisted on using the machine. He didnt understand why I wanted to use the machine instead of queuing up. I told him I prefer dealing with machines than human. LOL.

While he was having his cigarette (I know! He still hasn't stopped smoking!) he told me to quickly go get my stuff done before our partners arrive. I renewed my business registration using the machine and took me literally 5 minutes to get everything done. WOW. Superb!!! I dont even have to bring anything but my IC. I was so impressed and jakun. Awesome! They even give perfect change. I had to pay RM70.60 for 1 year renewal and I gave RM100 because I didnt have small change. The instructions on the machine did say to give the correct amount. I thought they were gonna telan my balance but they gave me the correct amount back.

Next year I'm just going to get my husband to drive me there and he can wait in the car for 5 minutes while I get my renewal done.

I love machines like this. So convenient. They should put this machines at banks or in a shopping malls.

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!!!