Saturday, June 5, 2010

My Personal Review on Eco Laundry Ball

Hi folks!

After receiving the eco-friendly laundry ball and reading reviews by MieVee, I started using it. I have since experimented with it for a total of 7 loads ranging from white only, colored clothing.

And to test it fully according to my laundry needs, I immediately tested it with my usual full load instead of with only a few pieces of clothing.

Results are really amazing!

1.       There aren't any left-over washing powder smell

2.       No scented softener smell yet smelled really fresh and clean

3.       When I overslept and forgot to collect the laundry out immediately to dry, there isn't any stinky odor which I often had when I wash with the normal washing powder and again forgot to remove and transfer to laundry basket immediately (and left it for like more than 3 hrs)

4.       Mathematics calculation tells me that laundry ball worth paying for!

Usual expenditure on cost of purchasing:

 Softener = MYR9.60

 Washing powder/detergent = MYR23

One month expenditure = MYR 32.60


Laundry Ball cost = MYR198

·         last for 1000 wash, average 1 wash a day - approximately 3 years

·         If use detergent+Softener, 3 yrs cost= MYR32.60X36= MYR1173.60

·         Total $ saved = MYR975.60 (WOW!!)


I must say I have not been using my usual washing liquid or powder ever since I got the laundry ball!

Love it to bits. Even DH responded well to it and suggested to his colleague.

One thing I have not tried yet is use it on my heavier washing, i.e. bedsheets , curtains, cushion covers. And I have not try out the stain remove that comes with it!

But I must,  I am totally won over by it now!

Not only it is environmentally-friendly but cost effective as well.

I used to be very skeptical about it (like some of you who might be reading it now) 3 years ago, but now I will not hesitate to get it!

So if you all (who are reading this) and are tempted to buy, I just saw some good deals for cloth-diapering mommies!!!

At Sin Dee Nice Cloth Diaper shop ( , they are having promotion for Eco Laundry Ball!!

Eco Laundry Ball  环保神奇魔力洗衣球  FREE 3 sets NCD Minky Diapers!


That looks like a Great deal for me!! Need to check with DH if we should grab one more set as backup-stock, well since my sets can last me for another 2-3 years(haha)…..have to get DH nod if I am going get one more set for future (year 2013!!) use? :P

Anyway, do grab it folks and try it for yourself!

For more details on the direction on usage and its benefits, just go to any sites or type eco laundry ball! Or simply go to MieVee's page here or the co. who sponsored the eco laundry ball(prize I won) here.


Happy being an eco-friendly-citizen of our Earth/Planet!



Friday, June 4, 2010

Haste = Waste

Hi folks,

I used to post this label in a notepad in my drawer while I was in college:

Haste = Waste

Yup, how many of you agree with this statement?

Need more examples/ scenario to understand this statement?

Allrite, let's use my case studies as investigation.

In my case, waste here can be in terms of money, time or relationship (go sour). In general, it means "not worth it"!

Case 1:

Technology advancement supposed to help us to speed up our work and most of a time at a cost.

Think washing machine, computers, thermal pot, vacuum cleaner, hair-dryer and the list goes on.

But when we are in such a hasty mode, we ended up wasting more time and money. Especially for people like me who is often on multi-tasking mode.

There were times whereby I on the fire mode on my gas to the maximum while cooking soup with my thermal pot as it only needed to heat up the special element at the bottom of the pot for 20-30 minutes.

Blast…I went on to do other stuff or entertain my kids and phew..forgot to switch off :P

There goes my soup and not to mention having a black charcoal pot to clean!

Wastage = time (in washing and cooking), money (soup ingredients wasted, gas used for nothing) and relationship (why? How many of you won't get any reprimand from your hubby when such thing happened? In particularly it involve safety. And how many of you won't go sulking 'cos the fact that you are just trying to cook a nice meal and already feel very sorry over the incident and yet got scolded in return..sniff sniff…haha..that was how I felt then!)

Lessons learnt. Never leave my cooking left unattended and left it in a haste to do other stuff, NO MATTER WHAT ABSOLUTE VALID REASON! Switch the gas off before I go and do other stuff even before cooking is done. Better be SAFE than SORRY!


Case 2:

In our haste to submit assignment or thesis before the due date, how many of us left out the critical proof-read step and came back with a poor marks or remarks/feedback on our "completed" work?  Not to mention the "accuracy" of the facts and figures we reported.

If this happened to a medical report, it could be real disaster! We might misinterpret or written wrong diagnosis report on a patient!

Case 3:

In our daily haste in chasing our kids to "Hurry up" as well, we might forget to take time to listen and have fun with our kids.

How many of us are stressed and also put the stress on our young children, whom by the way, being a bit "dilly-dally" is part of their nature. I find it so stressful for myself and the kids when we need to do things in haste. Mood spoilt, and left with cranky and crying kids.

So, try to rearrange our schedule and leave ample time to allow some "slow-moving" act of our kids or even a time to chat, hug or say goodbye and have a good start for the day!

I often find my blood pressure shoot up, my muscle get so tensed up when I am late for work and need to step on the accelerator and start honking at slow-moving car. Wonder how many of my body cells were damaged during the entire "stressful" moment.

I find it easier to just wake up 5-10 mins. earlier than to get stressful over it.


So I like to end my sharing here with a poem I love since my teens:

(It is said that this poem was written by a terminally ill young girl in a New York Hospital.)


Have you ever watched kids

On a merry-go-round?

Or listened to the rain

Slapping on the ground?

Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight?

Or gazed at the sun into the fading night?

You'd better slow down.

Don't dance so fast.

Time is short.

The music won't last.

Do you run through each day

On the fly?

When you ask "How are you?"

Do you hear the reply?

When the day is done

Do you lie in your bed

With the next hundred chores

Running through your head?

You'd better slow down

Don't dance so fast.

Time is short.

The music won't last.

Ever told your child,

We'll do it tomorrow?

And in your haste,

Not see his sorrow?

Ever lost touch,

Let a good friendship die

Cause you never had time

To call and say "Hi"?

You'd better slow down.

Don't dance so fast.

Time is short.

The music won't last.

When you run so fast to get somewhere

You miss half the fun of getting there.

When you worry and hurry through your day,

It is like an unopened gift....

Thrown away.

Life is not a race.

Do take it slower

Hear the music

Before the song is over.

Thanks for reading till the end of my lengthy post :D


Hope it brightens up your day and make us relook at our habitual auto-pilot mode in our daily life!




Thursday, June 3, 2010

Bumwear @ motherhood Exhibion 2010, S'pore

Hi folks,
For those from Singapore or would be in S'pore from June 3rd - 6th , 2010, you might like to check out their motherhood exhibition!
Here's one of the cloth diaper online shop who will be having booth there!
CHeers & Happy Shopping cum cloth-diapering!

Bumwear Announcement Email (2nd June 2010)

Dear friends,

It's the time of the year again for the motherhood exhibition. This exhibition is by far, the biggest exhibition organised by motherhood Magazine. Bumwear will be there with lots of special deals that are not normally available at other times of the year. This will be our last exhibition this year so be sure to be to catch us this weekend :-)

Here are the details:
Date : June 3rd - 6th , 2010
Venue : Singapore Expo Hall 6B,
Booth A1 (turn right upon entering the hall, we're the first booth on the right)

Opening Times:
Thursday - Saturday: 11.30am to 9.30pm
Sunday: 11.30 am to 8 pm

For the last time this year, we will be offering our special edition diapers as well as printed training pants but do note that we only made very limited quantity of these gorgeous diapers and trainers. And as usual, there will be freebies thrown in with purchase of diaper packages.

There will also be special prices on prefolds (premium size), wetbags, CountrySave detergent and Oxygen Bleach, covers, bandana  and diaper fasteners. For more details, do refer to :

Do print out this email and show it to us to get to get an extra $5 off (applicable for purchases above $120 only) or an extra $10 for purchases above $200.

As a sweetener to early bird visitors who visit the booth on Thursday, the first day, before 3 pm, present this email to get another 10% off (in addition to the discounts and freebies)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

DIY Handmade Teacher's Day card

DIY Teacher's Day Card :) Specially handmade by KY.

Using recycled flower motif cut from other greeting cards ;)

Sent from my iPhone

Monday, May 31, 2010

Special Moment Contest for All The Fathers

Hi folks!
Check this contest out!