Saturday, April 24, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Today April 22, is Earth Day.
I have been hearing lotsa announcement, events, articles commemorating this special day such as the Earth Day Carnival, Ikano Center, 15-25 April 2010.
Looking back, with the help of the media (newspaper, radio, television) and lotsa green mommy bloggers I've got to know as well as the online shops selling greener methods like Mamapatch, Tiny Tapir, etc, I have been gradually adopting a greener lifestyle besides continuing my vegetarian diet and lifestyle for more than 17 years now.
Some of the things I have adopted:
1) Supporting Bring Your Own Bag(BYOB) campaign
2) Using Cloth Diaper
3) Using Cloth Pad
4) Reduce Carbon Footprint by consciously buying local vegetables and fruits (as much as possible organic ones, free from pesticides), buying local-made products, eat at home more frequently, reducing the needs to go out for food
5) Bring my own lunchboxes to work or to pack my food
6) (RECYCLE) Separate my garbage: plastic, glasses, paper, waste material
7) (REUSE)Donate unwanted stuff to charity
8) (REDUCE) Buy refill pack, buy with a list, do not spend unnecessarily (cut two of my credit cards, reduce my grocery purchase to 2-3 times a month instead of weekly), clear current stock before buying.
Things I still got to improve or start doing:
1) Start learning how to make compost to clear the #1 challenge of not using any plastic bags for garbage.
2) Learn how to make and utilize garbage enzyme despite my wariness of using it (yea..call this ignorance..but I still find it rather unhygiene to use cups washed with it..or let baby crawl on floors mopped with it.. shy…I really need to get to know more of the details or science and beauty behind this marvelous green method and start using it ;)
3) Use my compost to grow some eatable vegetables like chilli, mint, basil (I have tried growing pumpkin with the compost I made before..looks mini but yummy!!)
So yep, not making big pledge here, but at least I am striving to look into the most crucial item- the garbage. And I think it is quite workable 'cos:
1) By reducing my purchase and buy more refills and products with less packaging, I have already reduce lotsa unnecessary garbage
2) Ever since switching to reading newspaper online, that minus off another pile of papers stacking away
3) By dividing the garbage to:
d. Vegetables/Fruit peels (for making compost)
And by using cloth diapers, cloth pad, reusable bags, I think pretty much sorted out the garbage I need to discard properly. What other rubbish that I might need other ways to manage/dispose it..hmm..how about dust..can be throw into compost bin?
Need to do more research and experiment on this..anyhow..finally I realized, there is really such a solution of not having too much rubbish and not having enough plastic bag to store and discard it.
Wish me luck to a greener life…that's what little things I can do for you, dear Earth!
Hope you grow healthily and my kids are able to enjoy your company!
1. The first thing we used after we got married.../Barang kahwin pertama yg dipakai
I must say it's the thick and fluffy new couple towel we used right after coming back from our wedding luncheon to get a nice and warm shower before zzzzz....
3. The first personal thing you bought using the dowry/Barang pertama milik peribadi yang dibeli guna duit hantaran
4. The first personal thing that you bought after you got married/Barang peribadi pertama yg dibeli slps bergelar isteri
My rather costly skincare products to keep my skin in proper condition :P yes, after married also must look good rite ladies! ;)
5. The first expensive thing that you bought with your hubby /Barang mahal pertama yg dibeli sbg suami isteri (beli dgn capai keputusan bersama)
Our furnitures and electrical appliances for our new home. Long list...sofa, bedroom set, fridge, washing machine...all the big items that cost more than RM1K each.
Okay now…I will follow Kak Nura to tag another 5 bloggers to answer those questions.
So, please help yourself and let me know(in comment box) if you have decided to go down the memory lane like me too ;)
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
A rather "informal" entry. Lately, I just cut my hair after noticing the amount of hair fallen lately after I tried to grow my hair longer again. Wow..lotsss…
This time, KY followed me to the hair saloon. Being such a young lady (3+ yrs old), she has been asking me to bring her to hair saloon to cut her hair rather than DIY by her mom at home twice a month. So I brought her along to experience it. She grew so bored flipping those magazines at the saloon and started climbing up and down chairs. Then she pulled a chair behind me and exclaimed she saw white hair on my head! So she helped me to pluck it..and said she discovered many more. I just brush her off when the hair stylist is here to cut my hair.
Then, when I got time to check on the mirror, wow, amazing, my hair seems to have lotsa white hair overnight..or was it because I am so busy to even see the mirror for the past X years :P except when I attend dinner/function ..haha
Now, come to think of it, all my sisters have white or grey hair issues since teens. So far only my brother and I are not affected by it..but now I think it's hitting me..Luckily it's growing all underneath my black ones..so no dying or plucking required yet..hoho..
Wonder does motherhood fasten the grey matters process or simply it's in my genes..anyway, I would prefer silver ones..natural color dye..haha….
Now, folks, how many of you have 40% white/grey hair before hitting 30s (or ok..early thirties)? What can be the reason for the sudden "mushroom-ing"?Just hope no other "issues" cause it..gotta ask Mr. Google. Wait for my report on it :P
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
One of the thing I love doing being a great supporter and researcher on WAHM issues, I love showcasing or buying products from these lovely and wonderful WAHM/SAHM folks or WAHM-aspiring folks!
Note: WAHM = Work at Home Mom, SAHM = Stay At Home Mom
Now, one of my WAHM-aspiring buddy( just like me) has taken a leap and launch her Potrait Sketching service!
Good for own memorial collection, gift, home decor or whatever you like. Sketching quality as on image sample.
Your portrait will be drawn up to your selection either on full A4 size drawing paper or on full size A3 drawing paper. Medium is only available in black and white. Finish drawing will also be laminated.
Service charge is as follows :
Upon order you need to send to me your own photo by email. You'll be given a copy of portrait by email attachment to finalise. I only allow one time editing and editing more than once will be chargeable accordingly. Final sketch item will be sent by post. Please allow 3 weeks for sketching and delivery (bear with me since I am full-time-working mother).
You can make the payment via bank transfer and delivery can be arrange by post or by hand (subject to location mentioned at the sidebar) Customer has to bare the Postage charge and the cost will be inform later depending on recipient address. If interested please visit my blogshop.
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I kinda interested to have my family potrait sketched too especially when I saw her sketches, it reminded me how I used to watch those artist sketching such lovely pictures at the Central Market during my college time.(I used to go there to buy handcraft materials for children's workshop in my voluntary years..which greatly reduced... yet currently resurfaced at my kids playgroup..shall post up some of the new discovery or nice activities I discovered and experimented with you all :D)
Monday, April 19, 2010
Have you seen a tiger in real-life? What is your first thought when you see one?
For me I feel tiger looks majestic yet at the same time helpless when being caged without freedom.
My kids and I seen a real-life tiger at one tourist place, and they asked me,” Mommy, why is the tiger pacing up and down and the other one just seems to sleep whole day long.
To us, Tiger supposed to look fierce and bold and should roar with such sounds that makes you wanna run away. But these tigers look so helplessly caged and fed at specific hours that they do not require to move their butt or search for food at all. And soon, like the movie Madagascar, you will find these tigers losing their survival skills in the jungle.
And today tiger is fast moving into extinction.
This year is Tiger year according lunar/Chinese calendar year. Amongst the 12 animals sign in Chinese calendar, will Tiger be the next legendary animal just like “Dragon” or even dinasours? Willl we use their closest descendant a.k.a cat as an example to explain how the Tiger looks like to our future generation simply because this poor tiger population is being wiped out due to human’s act and greed?
Let us all do our part to spread the words to protect our heritage, our tigers. Isn’t our national coat of arm symbolized by tiger as well?
The tiger is our national animal. Our heritage. But today only less than 500 of them remain in the wild. As Malaysians, we need to stand up and protect our heritage. Speak to your children. Speak to your leaders. Everyone of us can make a difference.
For further information, please visit MYCAT (www.malayantiger.net), WWF Malaysia
(www.wwf.org.my) and Department of Wildlife & National Parks (www.wildlife.gov.my)
Love our world, love our country and love the tiger too!
This article is written as part of my support for The Tiger Blogfest 2010 week from 19 – 23 April 2010 (coincides with the Earth Day on 22 April) where bloggers blog about the need to protect our tigers. It is an avenue for the blogging community to contribute towards protecting our national heritage. This is purely voluntary. There are no prizes as we, bloggers are simply expressing our concern for our tigers aimed at raising awareness about the need to protect our remaining tigers.
Check out for more information on Tiger Blogfest here.