Saturday, January 2, 2010

Nuffnang Friso Gold Family Day Out

(Picture taken from Nuffnang site)

Hi folks,

Just a short entry...that my family is attending Nuffnang Friso Gold Family Day Out at 1-Utama today!

Due to being the early entry, I am given the privilege to invite another family over to join in the fun!

And, I have invited my ever-nice babysitter, her husband and her two kids along to have some fun together!

I always believe that we should appreciate the services of our babysitter who given us a sense of security and comfort that our children is on good hands! And it's not an easy job being a babysitter! Not only it can be tiring but it is a BIG responsibility as well to take care of someone's kids!

So, stay tuned while I post other pictures of the event soon!

Meanwhile, happy weekend everyone and hope to meet some blogger buddies at this event! Don't forget to say hi and hope to snap a picture with you all for remembrance!


Friday, January 1, 2010

Welcome 2010 with New Zest and New Aspiration!

Happy 2010 EVERYONE!!!

Hope 2010 brings a much better year for everyone!

Now let's see what is the outlook for me for year 2010?

(Below reading taken from TheStar Horoscope)

Read it for fun! Hehe I tend to believe what looks logical and not too extreme and just take the not so good one as precaution or something to watch out for!

What about yours? Anything rings true for you?

Happy reading and Cheers to you folks!


Year 2010 Outlook for Monkey
2010 is an unstable year for Monkey. You expect to have both good and bad luck this year. Be careful when travelling.

Overall Fortune

Monkey expects to succeed in exams, or receive promotions and go travelling in 2010. It is good to make changes in your life. Watch out for accidents on the road.

Money management and investment

Stay positive and make firm decisions once you make up your mind. You will attain favourable income in 2010.

Relationship and marriage

For female Monkey, you need to communicate more with your partner.

For male Monkey, you will have chances to meet your ideal partner.


Monkey expects to make positive changes regarding career. The change will bring you fortune and good income. It is a good time to make career moves.

February 12th, 1956 ~ January 30th, 1957: Take good care of your health and avoid getting stressed.

January 30th, 1968 ~ February 16th, 1969: Stay positive and move forward.

February 16th, 1980 ~ February 4th, 1981: You will receive favourable income. It is good time to make career moves and you will have promotion opportunities.

February 4th, 1992 ~ January 22nd, 1993: Try not to become proud.

Monthly Outlook

January: You expect to travel a lot during this month.

February: You receive both fame and fortune.

March: Watch out for your luggage when travelling. Avoid lending money.

April: You will receive help from important people.

May: You will encounter promotion opportunities.

June: Avoid gossiping and officials.

July: You expect to have some big expenditure.

August: Be careful not to get involved in things that don.t concern you.

September: Try to stay where you are; it is not a good time to make moves.

October: Your financial status will improve.

November: You will receive help from important people.

December: Be careful when making decisions. Wait and bide your time.

Increase your fortune

Lucky color: Red for female Monkey; blue for male Monkey.

Lucky item: Diamond shape for female Monkey; long items for male Monkey.

Place a water plant or fortune wheel in the room or office to increase your fortune.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

SOHO Mama's 100th Entry Contest

Hi folks,

Now I like to share one SOHO MAMA which has an online biz, AZ Gift Baskets which has very nice gift basket that makes me green in envy and admire a lot for the very professional and elegant packaging!

Look at this one below named Wholesome Goodness! It's one of the many which caught my eyes...very English-like bread basket..yummy!

Now, in conjunction of SOHO Mama's 100th Blog Entry, she has organised a Contest!

Check out how you can participate in this contest here(or click on the image above):

I stumbled upon SOHO MAMA blog upon chance clicking at the blog button on one of my blogger buddy's page and I am stucked ever since. I simply love reading SOHO MAMA blog because perhaps of common interest on WAHM and like to learn from someone who had taken the plunge to WAHM-hood! Which I loved to but thus far unable to due to lotsa financial commitments...hopefully someday when my family is able to be financially-independant, I might able to take the plunge with less worries and fear!

Now folks, this contest will
starts on 28 Dec 2009 and will end 12noon, 15 Jan 2010. So check it out before it ends!

And check out their lovely prizes too!

Happy contesting!


Wednesday, December 30, 2009

What is webhosting for me?

After dabbling into blogging scene for 2 years, it does crossed into my mind whether I should get a web hosting or even start an online biz.

To me, webhosting provides a more profesional image and if you are doing an online biz, it is even more important to get a webhosting service because of the convenience and more features you can do with webhosting. For one, you need not worry that you will bust out your image file space when you kept posting images on your site plus a lot more other features that you would like your customers to shop with ease!

Now, for readers from Singapore, you will be glad to know that:
"Exabytes is now in Singapore. See them at ""

Check out their promotion:

ends on 31 Dec 2009!

So hurry!

May you achieve your great dreams!


SAY NO TO (Foie Gras) Very Luxury France menu

Hi folks,

Today marks the vegetarian diet day for Buddhist who observe being a vegetarian on every 1st and 15th of the lunar calendar.

Now, I think this article proves to be something everyone should ponder upon if you love eating Foie Gras...coming to the's still a personal choice, and I am not trying to put down any cuisine or culture, just something we can make a choice as a human being living on this planet.

WARNING: The following images might be "gross", do not scroll futher if you are not prepared to see such views!



強迫灌食~實在是太慘忍了!! 提倡每日一素,每日三餐其中一餐吃素,對自己也健康。 若無法每日一餐為素,至少每月一素吧!! 也愛護這個地球,舉手之勞。 感恩!!

鵝肝醬 以下這則報導是有關於鵝肝醬是如何製作完成的。
Foie Gras:

Day to day we eat food that are tasty, delicious & did we ever stop to wonder where these food comes from & their origination? One fine example is the one below which I've received that I'm currently forwarding to gain awareness.

Thank you for sharing & your valuable time in analyzing.(Foie Gras)

แปลว่า fat liver นั่นเอง
Foie Gras means "Fat Liver" Foie Gras
的意思是肥的肝臟It's very very luxury menu that originates from France 這是一道起源於法國,非常豪華的菜
But this dish comes from FORCE FEEDING a goose to make them develope FATTY LIVER DISEASE.
Let's see the source of this "wonderful dish"


The geese are forced to eat.. even if it does not desire to

The metal pipe pass through the throat to stomach ...even if it does not want to eat anything To make the liver bigger and fatter the geese are kept in .....
這金屬的管子穿過喉嚨到胃 就算鵝已經不想吃任何東西了但是牠們仍然被強迫餵食

Cages that are very small and they are forced to stay in one position to avoid using energy, thus converting all food into fat.
籠子非常的小 為了避免鵝浪費力氣 牠們被強迫只能以同一種姿勢站著 這樣可以把所有食物轉換成脂肪

How sad their eyes show up.....

Their legs were bloated from long standing everyday. Not allowed to sleep because they will be held to eat again,他們的腳因每天長時間站立而浮腫 牠們不能睡覺 因為牠們要保持吃個不停的狀態

Although they try to defend themselves, but refusal is useless

How sad is this kind of life can be...

They are forced to eat until they are dead & their bodies can't stand it anymore...You can still see that the food is still in its' mouth
牠們被強迫餵食到死去,直到牠們的身體再也無法站立 你可以看見牠們的嘴巴還有食物

Those who survive have cramped to inflamed until their asses..bloodied as its' shit comes out with it. What other pains & sufferings can be more than such inflicted tortures.

Not only their mouth & throat hurts, all the time, their stomach ache from the food , Fats bloated teir legs , with no sleep , no excercises. But also no free will for life to see the sky or river

The result to get a "beautiful" and white liver that becomes unusually big like thisAs Liver-canned from aboard

Stop being so selfish to make predation from now on please, every single life also has their mind & value. Please forgive my poor English as I tried my best to revise this message. Kindly help to forward it out as these poor geese in other parts of the world does not deserved to be in such deplorable state of life.STOP THE DAILY TORTURES AND CRUELTY TO THE ANIMALS..STOP TAKING THIS DISH OR PRODUCT FROM NOW.STOP THE DEMAND AND THE SUPPLY WILL END.

Cheers to a more loving and healthy humankind!

What I learnt from SOHO Forum 2009?

Hi folks! In this entry, I like to share what I have gained/learnt from SOHO Forum 2009 held by eHomemakers.

eHomemakers is a site I have been following since my college times when I stumbled upon the Working @ Home book from my aunt(published by eHomemakers, written by their founder, Ms. Chong Sheau Ching) and have been subscribing to their newsletter ever since then!

eHomemakers is South East Asia's only community network that promotes working from home, teleworking and the running of SOHO businesses through the use of information and communications technology. Our e-community promotes self-help, business partnerships and entrepreneurship development for those who want to balance work and home life. Our social profit is derived from a pro-poor project focusing on eco-baskets production and service provision to empower women to embark on social-economic self-reliance. (quoted from their site here)

I have always wanted to gain more insights into the actual or real world of teleworking, working from home and SOHO.

So when I found out about their forum, I immediately signed up for it!

Note: I was still breastfeeding Shone then and had to lunge along my breastfeeding gear to the full day forum!

Nevertheless, it was a real eye-opening workshop for me, being one who is not exactly fully aware what to be expected being a WAHM then. So it really helps to hear testimonial and tips from those who have taken the plunge, so to speak!

To summarize, here is what I learnt from SOHO 2009:

  1. Work@ Home requires Aspiration, Bravery, Commitment, Discipline and Enthusiasm!
  2. You should analyse how much is your minimum take home income per month and start saving up this "cushion income"(at least to survive for 3 months) before you take the plunge.
  3. Work@ Home is never a bed of roses, but you must set your priorities and know the reason why you took the plunge.
  4. Work@ Home will be most successful if you gather your support team/ally(namely husband/wife, maid, nanny, parents and YOURSELF!)
  5. Start by knowing your strength and what you can do for working from home; whether is setting up an online business, selling cookies or provides consultancy services.

One thing to note, the age of your children, the nature of your Work at Home business and whether you have a supporting team(be it maid, nanny, parents, etc) whenever you need to be out delivering your products or meetings with clients does matters a lot!

So folks, if you are an inspiring WAHM like me, do your thorough research and homework and not to mention gather up enough COURAGE and SUPPORT team to get you through the earlier months being a WAHM/D!


This post is also published in as part of my monthly contribution to their column :)

Do pay them a visit folks, if you are a passionate mommy blogger/reader too!

Happy reading and sharing!


Tuesday, December 29, 2009

KY and her artwork

Here is KY with her artwork at 3 year and 6 months' old.

Picture inspired by the song "Incy Wincy Spider" and the movie, "Finding Nemo".
Drawing contains spider, fishes and other sea creatures. Let's name it

Spider and Sea Creatures ;) in her own description to mummy!

It is published at

Conteng-Conteng is a fun platform for children from across the world to showcase their work. It can consists of paintings, pottery, sculpture, patchwork or anything in-the-name-of art, with EXCEPTION of nudity.

Quoted from

Check it out folks if you are interested to showcase your kids' talent on the web!


Monday, December 28, 2009


Malaysian Online Baby Shops a.k.a. MOBS most awaited contest is HERE!!

The theme is "BEST FAMILY PHOTO" contest.

Wow FAMILY PHOTO? This is a tough one as we hardly take one as 4 of us in a family photo one of us(Dh & I) would be taking turn as the cameraman hehe..

But I personally love this shot taken by a photographer mommy, Milin Kassim at the opening of a baby store(Momslittleone) before my son is born. It was taken while I was still in 3rd trimester of my second pregnancy! Look at my bulging tummy hidden behind the handbag haha...don't look like I am pregnant rite :P

My dad is in the picture too as he came over to help me with KY(about 18 months then) when I am about to deliver Shone.

So bloggers friends out there, do you have your BEST family picture to "show off"?

Check out the steps here to enter MOBS END OF YEAR CONTEST!

Here's the SIMPLE steps...
1. Find your BEST FAMILY photo (must include at least one parent and one child, extended families welcome too)
2. Blog about it with the title "MOBS END OF YEAR CONTEST" (other title will be disqualified)
3. Mention about the contest in your blog with links back to this contest page.
4. Add our contest banner on your blog's sidebar/top page
5. Be MOBS follower on blogspot, tweeter and/or Facebook (either one or all)
6. Leave a comment HERE with blog link + email address (no email will be disqualified)

Contest link :

That's it !!! Simple enough?

So hurry .. get that BEST PHOTO out !!

Check out their exciting prizes yourself! Be quick as today is the last day to enter! Sorry to say...because I seems to miss their exciting contest notice...or just too busy with HFM last few weeks and some other things...hope I am still in time!

Wish me luck!


Babies “cry in their mother tongue”

Hi folks,

Just came across this article in Baiboo, a portal which has a lot of interesting articles for parents!

Interesting, so I think studying foreign language or using more than one language might gives a good start in our child's language development? What say you? Let's check out what the research shows.


German researchers say babies begin to pick up the nuances of their parents' accents while still in the womb.

The researchers studied the cries of 60 healthy babies born to families speaking French and German.

The French newborns cried with a rising "accent" while the German babies' cries had a falling inflection.

Writing in the journal Current Biology, they say the babies are probably trying to form a bond with their mothers by imitating them.

The findings suggest that unborn babies are influenced by the sound of the first language that penetrates the womb.

Cry melodies

It was already known that foetuses could memorise sounds from the outside world in the last three months of pregnancy and were particularly sensitive to the contour of the melody in both music and human voices.

More detail article reading, please go to Baiboo site here.


Sunday, December 27, 2009

KY with trolley and recycle bag

Going Grocery Shopping with Mommy! :)