Friday, July 1, 2011

Vocab 7: What new words I learn from the "news" today?

Hi folks,

Another new word learn from the news today:

"The article inside was written by Diana biographer and long-time provocateur Tina Brown."


[pruh-vok-uh-tur, -toor; Fr. praw-vaw-ka-tœr] 
–noun, plural -teurs  [-turz, -toorz; Fr. -tœr].
1.a person who provokes trouble, causes dissension, or the like; agitator.
2.italics French . agent provocateur.
1915–20;  < French  < Latin prōvocātor  challenger, appellant, equivalent to provocā ( re ) to provoke  + -tor -tor

Cheers and Happy Learning daily!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Giveaway: Bohemia Jewelry

Hi folks!

Do you love earrings? I do , I have a special love for those vintage, bohemian-style, homemade earrings, ..I feel they are one of a kind and really different from other earrings...(except the classic pearls that I am very fond of too)

Now, how do you like these earrings (pic above) Very nice right, this is from Bohemia Jewelry which has a collection of bright, beautiful colors of jewelry that speaks individuality made by Nikki Felice from Malta.

A little something about the jewelry maker Nikki Felice:
My name is Nikki, I have 2 beautiful children and live out in a rural area with my adorable husband, 2 dogs, 3 cats and Jack the rabbit. Apart from all that, beads are my passion. I love rich, deep colors and my pieces are made with great love.
Nikki and her jewelry business is featured in Malta Inside Out.
All Bohemia Jewellery is beautifully gift wrapped in a lovely gold/silver box with matching tissue and satin ribbon. A perfect gift.

Now, check out the Giveaway: Bohemia Jewelry post at Sandier Pastures !!!
One lucky winner will get a Vintage Style Beaded Hoop Earrings from Bohemia Jewelry! (retail value $44.00)

Browse the Bohemia Jewelry Etsy Shop and choose a favorite. Mention it in the comments.

Here's my personal favourite:

Green Crystal Earrings Bohemia on etsy, Olive Green Crystals, Green and Gold Earrings, Festive Party Earrings, Bright and Bold

Green Crystal Earrings Bohemia on etsy, Olive Green Crystals, Green and Gold Earrings, Festive Party Earrings, Bright and Bold

Very classy vintage style!

Interested to win one too? Check out the giveaway
post at Sandier Pastures !!!

A winner will be chosen at random on 5th July 2011!

This contest is open to everyone!


Wednesday, June 29, 2011

This is no joke

Hi folks!

Have we ever left some expired medicine in the fridge? Do we separate the medicine meant for adults from the one meant for children?

Do we double-check on the medicine before we feed to our child.

During the process of tending to a sick child/person, one can get rather tired and lacking in attention to details like this.

I, for once, mistook my daughter's fever medicine as my son. Luckily both are meant for children. But not so for certain medication especially those for very young children.

Previously we saw and found out that the usual Vicks sold in Malaysia market is not suitable for child under 2 (if you read the precaution printed on the label). I think not many people aware of this since we have been using it since young. Then, DH & I discovered there's actually BabyVicks sold for kids age 3 months and above. But at that time, it's not available in Malaysia market. So we got our friends to get it for us from US & UK on their trip home.

Now, this article from TheStar Online reminds me and hopefully all caregivers to be watchful over medicine we feed to the child.

A two-month-old baby boy died after his mother fed him the wrong medicine for fever, reported Harian Metro.
The mother, in her late 20s, rushed her baby to Hospital Ampang, Selangor when he began to vomit five minutes after ingesting the medicine on Monday.
The baby was already unconscious when he arrived at the hospital, according to a source.
"Medical officers gave the baby a CPR but he vomited a lot of water."
Four hours later, the baby died.

Let's be more careful and tactful at all times!

Cheers and have a safe & lovely day folks!

Wanna win an iPad 2 & smartphone?

Hi folks!

Smartphones are a norm these days..even the shuttle van staff at my workplace own one!

Would you like to have one too?
Then you must check out the latest giveaway below:

HTC Desire and now #Churp2race is giving it away?? I want to win it! #Churp2race

Cheers and Good Luck, btw, there's iPad 2 and a Canon EOS 550D to giveaway too!

Interesting ways to define Malaysia

Hi folks,
I saw this contest which requires the contestants to 才apture the essence of Malaysian spirit in the form of music. If it smells, looks, feels, tastes and sounds Malaysia, want to hear it!

The best selected music videos will be aired on Astro Channel 318 from 31st August to 16th September.

Music talents, check out more details here!


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Popeye Burger

Hi folks, I got some spinach and bought some marjoram herbs to try. Combine the two to make a thick omelet to act as burger patty.. Son wallop one big piece & requested to pack one for grandpa. Yummy Popeye Burger ;) try it for the extra nutrients-pack meal!

Amazing Azizul

Hi folks,

The first thing I used to read on the newspaper is the Sports news featuring our local athletes. Being active in sports during my school days, I love watching the sports live as well. Nothing can beat the excitement of cheering for your team. At that moment of time, colours, races, nationalities does not matter.....

And I have been following the news of the cyclist, Azizul, whereby his injury in the recent UCI World Cup in Manchester with a splinter pierced through his leg, a truly tough guy! Cycling: Najib: Azizul's bravery an example for all

Now, today's news at TheStarOnline is showing :

Azizul returns from injury to seek historic gold medal in China

Amazing toughness, world-class discipline...a true sportmanship...

I would love my kids to dabble in sports as well as one truly gains a lot while participating in sports!

Cheers to the national team!
(Picture from TheStar Online)

Monday, June 27, 2011

Naturally yummy meal

Hi folks, yummy meal can be done in healthy way(minus the strong seasoning). I was introduced by my sil of this natural seasoning powder made of sea salt, kombu, mushroom, etc. Suitable for vegetarian..I prefer to use this instead of vegetarian oyster sauce for a better taste for DH & the kids' meal.It can be found at most organic shop outlet.