Saturday, March 19, 2011

Sign up to Leo Club

Hi folks,

If you are a frequent visitors in Sunway, can consider signing up for your child in Leo club to enjoy member benefits ;)

Friday, March 18, 2011

Need a Hair Expert?

Hi folks,

Ever visit a Hair expert?

I saw this ad:

If you need a help, can try their contest and win yourself something for a good hair day!

Cheers to a good weekend all!

What a txxxxxxx mom!

Hi folks,

I felt like a terrible mom. What an opening but yes, indeed, I feel really awful.

This whole week is school holiday and coincidentally(yep, not on purpose, just happened to browse through and found some books for the kids to do, with stickers and all during my book-hunting at MPH last weekend),  KY was real happy.

On Monday night, we started off with some reading, with KY on her book and mommy on my new book (after so long, mommy hasn't been buying books for herself for like few years??? It's always parenting books, children books..or ebooks alone). It was a good day and a good start.

However, on Tuesday, things changed, mommy was hit with the monthly cycle..and was feeling real lousy. Specially applied for a 20-minute from Daddy and lie down to rest. Then off daddy went to continue his work at office.  So mommy had to lie down and go through the reading with KY. KY felt impatient and angry as mommy kept falling asleep in between the reading session (yep, am real tired after waking up at 4.30am by little Shone who is not so well, coughing). Then, for the past two nights, things have not been any better. Mommy was accompanying KY on her night routine of reading and writing on the education board; and again mommy feel asleep…terrible!!!

Yesterday, the two kids were fighting over the education board(consist of one side whiteboard and another side chalkboard); and mommy feel asleep halfway through and only woke up when KY accidentally mistook my finger as her brother's finger and bite on it. How terrible can this be???

Tonight, last day of the holiday weekday, I will strive to stay awake and spend a fruitful night with the kids…I feel so guilty and apologetic…mommy is really losing her stamina and low power…

Hope I can still fill in the missing moments…and really need to back to my exercise regime to rebuilt my energy.

Cheers  to a better mommy….

Good News! Vegilicious, Europe's first vegan supermarket opens in Dortmund

Hi folks!

Good news! The first vegan supermarket in Europe opens in Dortmund, Germany.

Woman buys fruit at supermarket

Now, Germany is famous for its beer, and sausages, seems like an unlikely choice for Europe's first vegan supermarket. But it happens! And big applause for it! Wonder if Malaysia has such stores or would have such store in near future! Then it would be a haven not only for vegan but also for parents who wish for a better and healthier food choices for their children; and in fact even for people who are having lactose intolerant would find their "safe" food here as vegan do not take eggs and dairy products!
For a more complete definition of vegan, let me quote from

What is a vegan? What is veganism?

Veganism is a type of vegetarian diet that excludes meat, eggs, dairy products and all other animal-derived ingredients. Many vegans also do not eat foods that are processed using animal products, such as refined white sugar and some wines. Most vegans also avoid the use of all products tested on animals, as well as animal-derived non-food products, such as leather, fur and wool.
Vegan refers to either a person who follows this way of eating, or to the diet itself.

Vegilicious, which opened on February 26, occupies over 100 square meters in the city-centre, technically making it the only vegan supermarket in Europe.
 Vegilicious offers chocolate bars, cereals, and even meat imitations, like fake chicken wings, which use cane sugar sticks to serve as 'bones.'
"People say they can't live without cheese, but we've got 30 different cheese alternatives," said Kalkowski, who co-owns Vegilicious with wife Kim. "You can have anything you think you might be missing, so there's no need to eat animal products anymore."
Starting with a café and online shop, the Kalkowski's and their 16 staff have so far maintained a customer flow of 120-150 people per day. They have even managed to attract non-human clients, selling vegan dog- and cat food.
"It's ridiculous if you rescue one animal, but feed them with another dead animal," he said.
Said one Vegilicious shopper, "No, I'm not vegan, I have never tried real vegan food. I think it's good so I can now try."

Now, it makes me feel like flying to Dortmund now. If you do visit Dortmund, do drop by Vegilicious...another vegan shopping haven!

Cheers to a more healthier and lifestyle choices....and we do have a liberty to make the right choices!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Mercury Poisoning

Hi folks!

I wonder what is the first solid food you have fed your child?

For many chinese older folks, they believed a lot in feeding the baby at 4 months old with porridge cooked with seafood such as clams, "ikan bilis" or anchovies, some "expensive" fishes(in Malaysia) like cod fish.

Being a young mother then, I read a lot from the Internet and asking more modern moms what is the best food to feed my child too.

Actually, my closest older folks also have the same belief that those seafood are good for brain-building...but having read a lot about the negative effects of mercury poisoning ever since I was pregnant, I am quite wary of it....and am thankful at the same time I practice vegetarian diet, thus do not have any intention to feed my child with such food.

But, indeed there are still many modern parents who thought feeding the child with such food is good as preached strongly by the older generation.

One thing I noticed, one of the child who has been feeding on porridge cooked with clams, "ikan bilis" or anchovies and cod fish daily have a hard time eating some other "plainer" healthier food choices. No offence at all to those who believe in the goodness of such diet. This is purely based on my own experience. I saw when the mom tried to feed the child with puree of pumpkin+red apple+potato; the child refused. Maybe he is so used to very strong seafood taste in his food which makes him hard to accept other "plain-tasting" food.

Now, having to come across this article written by a mom on Mercury Poisoning (, I cannot helped but raise this issue again to alert the rest of the parents.


"My son is 18 months old now. We started feeding our son cod fish, and occasionally salmon since he was six months old until one year old.

We found out that he was suffering from mercury poisoning during a routine checkup when he was one.

There were no signs or symptoms of mercury poisoning. We casually asked the doctor whether it's okay to feed him cod fish (chilean sea bass) every day since we read that it contains high mercury content."

(For full content, please visit Parenthots:

Based on my reading, baby do not need seasonings in their food when they are young (less than one year old) as their organs (such as kidney) are not fully-developed to digest/take in such ingredients.

I have to salute my ex-boss and his wife for turning into more plant-based and organic diet just for their child's sake. As they knew the goodness of not taking the meat which largely contained of hormones etc.

And, you may asked what other option we can take to include DHA (if that is what you are concerned about when it comes to feeding your kids with seafood as most parents do); breastmilk does contains DHA, so do most of the powder milk/ milk formula available in the market today.

I researched about this and found out that many food that we have been taking daily do contain certain qty. of DHA too. Food like:
  • algae (such as spirulina or chlorella)
  • vegetable oils (primarily flaxseed, soy, and canola)
  • Flaxseed & flaxseed oil
  • soybeans
  • walnuts
  • wheatgerm
  • pumpkin seeds
  • egg
  • green leafy vegetables
  • etc
So, yes, parents, we do have many other options besides seafood.

Let us ponder before making the right choices for our children!


Pelikan Sale, Up to 90% Discount, 18-20 March 2011

Missed it few times...hope to visit this time!

18-20 March 2011

Pelikan Sale

Up to 90% Discount

Pelikan Products on Sale
FREE Non Woven Sling Bag
with purchase of Pelikan Products above RM150

FREE Mystery Gift
Print this Flyer and Redeem!

Event Partners
Koko Krunch
Chupa Chups
Wong Lo Kat
Tudor Gold

Time : 10am to 6pm

Location (Tel 1300 88 2838)
Lot 3410 Mukim Petaling
12 1/2 Miles
Jalan Puchong
(Next to DHL)

Popular Book Fair – Ikano & IOI-Up to 70% Off

BOOK SALES I have been looking for...

wonder if there's real good deals...need to get some chinese books for me and kids!

(Source: Sns Website)

Popular Book Fair – Ikano & IOI

Up to 70% Off


Time : 10am to 10pm / 1030am – 1030pm

Concourse Area
Ikano Power Centre
Mutiara Damansara
8-20 March / Tel 603 8070 9188

Kiko Warehouse Sale,17 – 20 March 2011

Hi folks,

For Kiko fans...check this out!
(Source: SnS website)

17 – 20 March 2011

Kiko Warehouse Sale

From RM5 onwards

Kiko Kid Wears
from Age 1 – 14

Location (tel 603 8064 8888)
Kiko Garments Sdn Bhd
No1 Jalan Industri PBP 13
Taman Industri Pusat Bandar Puchong

Visa & Mastercard accepted for minimum purchase of RM50

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Vocab 2: What new words I learn from the news today?

Hi folks!

Here's my daily reading ritual and vocabulary built-up session.(see Vocab 1 here).

From TheStarOnline:
Japanese Ambassador Masahiko Horie is known for his gregarious ways. Not yesterday.

This time, he fought hard to keep his emotions in check as he addressed the local media about the situation in his country.


From Latin gregārius.


  • (UK) IPA: /ɡrɪˈɡɛə.ɹɪ.əs/
  • (US) IPA: /ɡrɨˈɡɛɹ.i.əs/


(of a person) Describing one who enjoys being in crowds and socializing.

Source: Wiktionary

Learn another new word today!


Monday, March 14, 2011

Vocab 1: What new words I learn from the news today?

Hi folks!

Here's my daily reading ritual and vocabulary built-up session.

Words I learn today:
Yesterday, Chong Wei showed who was the real boss on the court when he defeated his nemesis, Lin Dan of China, 21-17, 21-17 in a highly-charged 52-minute final to retain the All-England title.

nem·e·sis  (nm-ss)n. pl. nem·e·ses
Retributive justice in its execution or outcome.

Chinese literal translation:

Happy Learning....


Sunday, March 13, 2011

What's your Favourite spot@home & why?

Hi folks,

Being a book-lover, my favourite place at home would be the place I could snuggle up for a good reading session :)

Am making some investment and effort to create my favourite spot with the kids..can't wait...

Stay tuned for some picture updates soon.. have a lovely Sunday!


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