Saturday, October 16, 2010

Oktoberfest 16-18 October

Oktoberfest is a 16-18 day festival held each year in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, running from late September to the first weekend in October. It is one of the most famous events in Germany and the world's largest fair, with more than 5 million people attending every year. The Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture. Other cities across the world also hold Oktoberfest celebrations, modelled after the Munich event.

From: Wikipedia

Hi folks!

Having studied German language at Goethe Institute, I am of course picking up and appreciate their culture as well and Oktoberfest is a huge event in Germany with many tourist fly in just to be part of the event!

To all my German-speaking friends out there... HAppy Oktoberfest and may you have fun, have beer and have lotsa Cheers!

Haben eine gutes Wochenende!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Philips Warehouse Sale, 22 to 24 October 2010

Hi Folks!
Saw this Warehouse Sales..tot of sharing it with you all :)
Last time they had one near my place and I got one shaver for DH! Saw many others carry home LCD & Plasma TVs in their MPVs!
Happy Shopping & Have a nice weekend!
22 to 24 October 2010

Philips Warehouse Sale

Up to 80% Off


Products Offered

Home Appliances

Kitchen Appliances


DVD Player

Home Theatre System

and more



10am – 5pm (Fri & Sat)

10am – 3pm (Sun)



Maple Tree Logistics Centre

Menlo Worldwide (M) Sdn Bhd

Lot 14 Unit B-04

Persiaran Perusahaan Section 23

40300 Shah Alam

Selangor Darul Ehsan


'Scott Cook Like a Chef’ Contest!

Hi folks!
Are you a cook chef or do you pick up your mom's secret recipe!
Then you'll be interested in the following 'Scott Cook Like a Chef' Contest!

Scott® Kitchen Towels Invites You to Introduce Your Very Own Recipe in the 'Scott® Cook Like a Chef' Contest!
Win Fantastic Prizes Too! :)

Hey there!

Are you keen to share yours (or your mother's!) made-in-Malaysia recipe to the rest of the country? Or have you ever harboured a secret dream to be the next 'big name' in Malaysian cooking?

Join the Scott® Cook Like a Chef' Contest by submitting your original Malaysian recipe to us and stand the chance to win prizes worth up to RM10,000! Also, the Grand Prize Winner will get the chance to dine with our very own Malaysian celebrity chef, Chef Ismail!

The contest is open to all Malaysians and requires submissions of original recipes and photographs to Kimberly-Clark. Steps to participate:
  1. Simply share your most creative and delicious recipe (originally created by you).
  2. Attach a picture of your recipe, together with proof of purchase and the contest entry form.
  3. The five best recipes will be selected as finalists, to win a once-in-a-lifetime dining experience with Chef Ismail!
You can download the attached contest entry form or get more at all major hypermarkets and supermarkets :) For more information, kindly call 1800-82-1188 during weekdays from 9am to 5pm.

Happy cooking! :)


Thursday, October 14, 2010 Mad Sale Discount Party,1 to 17 October 2010

Hi folks!
Saw this Mad Sale Discount from in Shoppingnsales!
Check it out if you are looking for some lovely handbag and other girlie stuff!
Happy Shopping!
1 to 17 October 2010 Mad Sale Discount Party

Up to 50% Off


The sales is back so be prepared to shop till you drop!

A 40% discount coupon code: 4leafclover


Products Offered




and more


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Bazaar Chic 2010 - The shopping experience continues!

Hi folks!
Badan Warisan Malaysia has held the Bazaar Chic 2010 last Sat. Anw now as their goods are still available, the shopping experience continues!
Check out the notice below from Badan Warisan Malaysia:

Dear Members and Friends,

We had a great day at Saturday's Bazaar Chic 2010! The Heritage Centre was filled to the brim with pre-loved clothing, shoes, handbags, accessories as well as objects d'art, books, etc. and because of the support from friends of heritage and other well wishers, we were able to raise over RM25,000 which will go towards the operational needs of Badan Warisan Malaysia.

There are still many items of clothing and shoes, including designer labels, at bargain basement prices which are available for those of you who could not make it last Saturday. For those of you who are looking to do some home decorations, we have several art works, many of which have been donated to us, and which are being sold at fantastic discounts.

This sale will continue until end of October 2010. So do drop by at our Heritage Centre at No 2 Jalan Stonor, KL, anytime Monday to Saturday, 9am to 6pm, and pick something up for yourself, your family, or your friend, starting from RM1.00! Parking is free! What more could you ask!

Badan Warisan Malaysia (BWM) would like to express a huge thank you to all members, friends and volunteers who helped us realise a successful Bazaar Chic 2010 on Saturday, 9 October 2010; also not to forget the vendors who participated and supported the event. To all of you who contributed your time as well as pre-loved items to the Bazaar, thank you. To the members of the public who came out in support of our work and whose purchases contributed to our fundraising efforts, thank you.

Bazaar Chic 2010 is supported by BOH, the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, the Chicken Rice Shop, Eau Claire, the Grand Dorsett Subang, KLUE magazine, Nando's, Tanjong plc, Top Hat Restaurant, and our media sponsor was MPRN.

Terima kasih daun keladi, kalau boleh datang lagi!

Badan Warisan Malaysia
2 Jalan Stonor
50450 Kuala Lumpur
Happy Shopping! Cheers!

Have you tried bringing your kids to a cinema?

Hi folks!

I wonder if you guys faced the same situation as I am. Imagine this, while dating, married without kids, my hubby and I would go to cinema once a week without fail. After having kids, it is harder to sneak out for a cinema unless of course we bring our kids along. In fact, we love to and look forward to bring them along with us.

Now, this may be a blunder, but when is the first time you took your kids to cinema? How old is your child when you first took him/her to a movie? I actually brought my daughter to a cinema; watching Spiderman with my family when she is barely 6 months old. I did not know then it was not such a good idea for her hearing. I was feeling guilty later on when I heard my friend telling me that it is not good for their hearing and best to bring them after they are 3. Opps...

So, for my second child, I only brought him to a movie when he is almost 3. Yep..again...hehe..slightly earlier than what was advised by the friend. We went to watch Karate Kids with my hubby, 4-year old daughter and my 2+ year old son.

Indeed, my daughter enjoyed the whole experience, munching her popcorns and laughing along at the funny scenes whereas my son kind of intimidated by the loud speakers and sounds. I was putting my palm over her ears at the beginning of the show until he began to feel more relax and started laughing along.

So, I wonder what is the good age to bring children to a movie at the cinema or movie theatre?

But one thing for sure, I think there are some steps we could do in advance in order to ensure a smoother movie-going session with our kids:
  1. Ensure the movie title is suitable for them. No horror, "sexy", explosives and violent scenes; especially no loud bombings type which might scares them.
  2. Bring along their water bottle and their little snacks(some places allows such allowance for children) especially you cannot find anything suitable to purchase at the cinema.
  3. Bring a jacket and some small blanket to cover them or just let them hug along to feel more comfy.
  4. Be flexible and be ready to run out half-way during the movie.
  5. Educate them not to laugh or talk too loudly during the movie; yet bring along your adventurous mood not to over-reprimand really spoilt the mood....( so it really helps if you go to movies which is more of a family-genre so that the audience belongs almost the same category whereby laughter and occasional loud questions asked during the movie session is tolerated)
Do you have any other tips to share?

Hope to hear from you!


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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Giveaway from Pink Princess at Sandier Pastures

Hi folks!

I remembered my sister and I had quite a hard time when we need to find suitable flower girl dresses for our daughters to wear during our younger sister's wedding!

Now look at these lovely dresses at Pink Princess!! They got so many varieties of dresses to choose from!

Now, I saw this giveaway in Sandier Pastures-

One lucky winner will get a $25 gift certificate to Pink Princess!

Browse the incredible Pink Princess collection, pick a favorite and mention it in the comments.  

Pink Princess

Simple right! Head over to now to check out yourself!

Now, I have yet to win any pressie from giveaway held in overseas site, will keep my finger crossed and palm closed and wait for miracle to happened ;) then KY would own these special dress .. Wish me GOOD LUCK :)


What you do when you feel "burnout"?

Hi folks,
Ever feeling BURNOUT?
Symptoms of BURNOUT for me:
  1. Feeling listless
  2. Got things to do, but no mood to do
  3. Immuned to the hustle-bustle and rush hour
  4. No appetite/don't enjoy food
  5. Keep looking at calendar and trying to check when is the next public holidays
  6. Feel like hiding away in solitude
Remedies for BURNOUT for me:
  1. Take leave or day off; if not, take long leave even better..haha so I get to do no.2 below.
  2. Go travel.
  3. Do something I always put off; but wanted to do like watching movie, meeting friends, spents hours in bookstores.
  4. Have a long and nice shower; complete with scrub, mask, etc.
  5. Go for a nice stroll or long jog.
  6. Snuggle in bed with a nice bed and nice cup of warm chamomile tea.
  7. Writing them out like what I am doing now my blog...i call it ..Blog-therapy..hehe..
Have you suffer from BURNOUT before?
What is your "HOME" remedies? Care to share?
Cheers..everyone! And cheers to me...too! Yippee..YEY!!! :D

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Rush-y Hour

Hi folks!

The other day I was thinking about how our life is so rush and hectic these days…especially for parents. I often work on Auto-pilot mode; at times I cannot recall whether I have switch off the
gas stove, where I parked my car, etc...

One morning, I overheard on the radio that a schoolboy overslept in the bus and did not get down at his stop. When he woke up and finally realized he missed his destination, he quickly jump out of the bus, but in such a haste, he actually hit himself on the "electrical post" and died after sent to the hospital. Such a pity…

It reminded me how often we are always in the rush and end up risking our life. We ought to drive safely and steadily. Slow and steady win the race.

And this reminded me of another event too. It happened to my babysitter's hubby; who was involved in two road accidents and now had to rely on a walking cane whenever he goes. Thus, my son, Shone, is very interested
at these Walking canes. He would often fetch the walking cane to the babysitter's hubby.

Nowadays, there are so many types of walking canes available. Look at this Tuxedo Walking canes ; looks like those we watch in some Hong Kong dramas. Shone would certainly show this walking cane to the babysitter's hubby.

Enjoy viewing this fashionable walking cane and stay safe on the road folks!


What I did on 10.10.10?

Hi folks!
Yesterday was 10.10.10, a special date that many couples chose to register their marriage. Are you one of them?
And, some choose to deliver their babies via c-section on 10.10.10 too!
Now, I did not do any of both..of course..not eligible to do the first; neither have the intention to do the second one..haha...
But, I did have a group of teenagers came to my place for swimming and small gathering....their youth, cheerfulness and of course perspective on life reminded me when I was their age...full of zest and enthusiasm...carefree age...
I prepared some simple dishes which consist of fried bee hoon, homemade-sushi, red bean soup, fried seaweed tofu, tempe, mango juice and DH bought a nice pot of curry(yep...confession here...I can't cook nice curry .. :P mine taste like those instant noodle curry to save the hassle and failed prototype...DH decided to buy it at nearby vegetarian restaurant...hehe..).
When one of the teenager called me "Auntie", I was like "Hey, don't call me Auntie lar..."...still not used to it..haha..have to admit I am really getting older.....but I don't feel old just yet...
It is a nice day allright! Will try some other dishes when the next gathering opportunity arises to wake that Cooking Giant within me..haha..
(Sorry, was busy cooking, chatting and pictures taken... :P )

Monday, October 11, 2010

Winter Country Fashion Fun

Hi folks!

One of the fun thing staying in winter country is we get to experience changing scenery, weather and of course; get to wear different types of attires according to each season. It is fun observing the different fashion, design and technology applied in making such clothing that fits different seasons of the year.

When I first went to Taiwan during their winter season (well, no snow there but it was around 9 degree Celsius when I went there in year 1997; their coldest winter ever then), I learned about such fashion item call thermal clothing. When you wear such clothing as innerwear, you are able to withstand the cold weather without covering in thick and many layers of clothing. So you avoid turning out to look like a huge balloon. In fact, after wearing the thermal clothing, I managed to just put on a layer of jeans plus a T-shirt and jacket. It makes me feels comfy and not bulky which enable me to travel and conduct my sight-seeing with less “disturbance” or uneasiness.

Now, coming to my dream to travel to another country with season with my family (including my kids), I began to look around for thermal clothing for my whole family (as the one I got was a borrowed one last round).

Now, folks, where are those nice places which you normally get your thermal clothing? Any sizes meant for children?

I hope I get a chance to get some for my kids and hubby for our next winter country trip ...soon..I hope...

For those of you who are curious how a thermal clothing looks like, actually it looks very much like our stretchy “pyjamas” or sporting clothes (see picture below) but the quality of the cloth they used to make such thermal clothing is different.



Sunday, October 10, 2010

Scouting Children Shoes

Hi folks!

I am not sure if you faced the same predicament as I did. For Chinese, we believe that we should only get a baby shoes for the baby when they reach one year old. But that also doesn’t guarantee that I would find perfect shoes that is gentle on their feet; provides sufficient protection on their toes and of course the varieties too.

When I first looking for shoes for Shone and KY when they reached one-year old, was indeed a very difficult task. It is not easy to find the perfect shoes that fit their feet comfortably. Hubby and I went scouting at many different places at the shopping malls ; looking for the perfect shoes. In fact, I actually bought one which I thought could fit yet had to returned as the sole was either too hard; or the size is wrong. As both my kids have rather “fleshy”; “baby-fat” feet, those tiny-weeny shoes simply won’t fit. Yet those bigger ones are too hard! Imagine my son, Shone, started with size “5” as his first walking shoes at one year old!!

Recently I come across a particular site that has Baby Shoes  that fits this criteria. It has such great varieties of design and some of them looks exactly like what I have worn when I was a kid.

I simply love such shoes because it is very durable and very practical to wear to many different functions. Actually, choosing the right shoes is very important not only to adults but to children too.

Below is a video that illustrate the measure a right fitting shoes.

Hope you learn a thing or two from this video :)

Happy Baby Shoes scouting!


Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post but what is written is solely my own personal opinion.