Saturday, December 28, 2013

Join Kleenex Share the Softness

Hi folks!

The past couple of days, or I should say weeks have been rather challenging for me both at work and at home.

I have been working for two weekends(during school holiday!) to finish up urgent projects documentation (I am a technical writer by profession) and my babysitter suddenly "applied" one week off from me at the same time. 

When times like this truly calls for patience, wisdom, softness and sense of humour.

Especially when you see the house turned into a "warehouse" condition like this:

Followed with a smiley face like this:

All annoyance evaporated into thin air. Hey, childhood is only once in a lifetime moment. Savour it!

The quick spin of thoughts is all thanks to the previous pledge I've made when I came to know about Kleenex® Share the Softness campaign. 

The Kleenex® Wall of Softness takes the Share the Softness campaign to a whole new level, making a bigger, bolder statement that we need to make acts of softness a priority by pledging to do something nice for our loved ones, and not just in words, but committing ourselves to fulfil those promises to the important people in our lives.
- Soo Woon Yee, Marketing Director, Kimberly-Clark. 

Well said indeed Woo Yee! In moment of hectic lifestyle everyday, we tend to forget the original intention of our busy-ness. Wasn't it for our family and ourselves that we are striving hard for? Yet so easily we get caught up with the everyday busy-ness that we failed to act "soft" and "kind" to our loved ones and even ourselves!

So folks, let's step up and turn things around today by making a pledge on the Kleenex® Wall of Softness, making a bold new reminder to usher the New Year that even small gestures mean a great deal to the people in our life.
Joining Kleenex® to spread acts of softness are local celebrities the lovely Deborah Henry, Miss Universe Malaysia 2011 and Miss Malaysia World 2007, a philanthropist and World Vision’s Child’s Rights advocate  as well as Sharifah Amani, the most admirable award-winning actress who won the Best Actress Award in 19th Malaysian Film Festival 2006.

The Kleenex® Softness Store will be moving around Klang Valley to reach out to the public, advocating the importance of showing love and care with just a simple act of softness. To encourage the act of softness, the first 500 participants who visits the Kleenex® Softness Store will be able to walk away with Kleenex® tissues by just pledging their act of softness on-the-spot.

(Photo just an illustration, check out the Kleenex® Softness Store yourself to find out about Kleenex®  products)

(You can check out the locations for the Kleenex® Softness Store, via Kleenex® Facebook page ( Look them up or tag them via #kleenexsoftness in your instagram, facebook and twitter to be part of the Kleenex® Share the Softness movement today!)

The Kleenex® Share the Softness campaign will run from 20 November 2013 till 15 January 2014 and aims to achieve 5,000 pledges, upon which Kleenex® will spread the softness to the underprivileged children of the Fugee School with a cash donation of RM10,000. Isn't this a great and nice way to give our helping hands?

Through this campaign, we, Malaysians will not only be reminded to bring softness into each other’s lives, but we also able to bring softness to the lives of needy children in the Fugee School, a non-profit charity organisation that provides basic education to refugee children from Somalia.

Fugee School is a cause that is very dear to my heart,“I believe very strongly that we can all make a positive difference in the lives of others hence the Kleenex® Share the Softness campaign is a wonderful way to show our love for others.
Deborah Henry

So, what are you waiting for? Join Kleenex®, Deborah Henry and Sharifah Amani to pledge an act of softness today on 

All we have to do is make our pledge, and first 100 daily pledgers will get a free Kleenex® soft pack! Next, share a photo of you fulfilling your pledges and stand a chance to win a holiday worth RM3,000 plus RM2,000 of spending money!

I have made and fulfilled my pledge, have you made yours?

Do it now and share the softness with your loved ones and the lovely children of the Fugee School. 


Keep updated on the latest campaign details via Kleenex® Facebook page ( For more information on Kleenex®, please call the Kimberly-Clark Consumer Care-line at 1-800-82-1188 (toll-free) on weekdays from 9am to 5pm.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Boxing Day Retail Therapy

Hi folks!

These days work gets bit busy, thus have no time to do any shopping to prepare for Christmas or coming Chinese New Year. So happened there's sales nearby, I managed to complete my CNY shopping for kids, DH and myself..everyone gets a piece yey! All done within 20mins minus the traveling & waiting time(to pay). Another task checked! ;) smiled top on the list- food, cookies, gift, and by rush I know why many people get all stressed-up as X'Mas approaching..ha so CNY preparation fever is on too for me..haha..


Boxing Day Activity

Hi folks!

KY is busy building her secret place on Boxing Day(Night). Let's see how it looks like tomorrow..time for mommy to catch her zzzz..Gd nite all!


My Dream Baby Gadget

Hi folks!

As i mentioned, I need to run errands with baby ZS soon...thus am discussing with DH to get this item- hip carrier..

Anyone of you uses this before? Is it good?

Am looking at another brand on sales too besides this..

Will love to hear anyone of you who have used it before.

Thanks and cheers!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Reflection on Christmas Day

Hi folks!

The house is silent now with bb napping, older kids playing on their own in their room; after a loud thunder from this rather annoyed and maybe tired mom....

Feeling rather tired emotionally and physically after roaring loudly at SE for seemingly minor disobedience, I can't help but reflect why do we lost out temper so easily?

Lack of sleep? Unfulfilled? Doing what we dislike doing? Imbalance?

Thus makes me think of making a change ...making my New Year resolution which has been a ritual for me..but hasn't really got the time to do self-reflection lately...

In the coming year, I hope to be well..

- Well-adjusted; practicing my daily breathing and reconnection with my inner heart
- Well balanced diet; a hungry mom is a roaring mom. I hope to take better care of my diet and include those stress-reducing nutrient like potassium, selenium,etc
- Well-fulfilled; how many moments more to waste before I do what I really wanted to do?

As I browse thru the statuses, pictures of friends doing well and happy overseas with their children, celebrating Christmas, there is a sense of emptiness in me; the unfulfilled dream of mine to stay overseas for a period of time, in a different culture, different food and custom...a long time dream of mine since young...something I missed when I chose to study locally to save $$ and time and to come out to work quick so that I could help out my parents; then forgo my dream to further my master degree overseas so that I could pay off my tuition fees and my sibling's tuition fee by continuing working...and then again missed it when I married young, became a mom young at age 26 when all my other friends are having high-flying career and jet-setting around the world. No, I don't feel regret buy just felt unfulfilled and that my life has a missing puzzle to be found and place back to where it belongs..all due to my own internal fear, nothing to do with others.

First, chosen a subject that I could manage easily but not my interest. Next, chosen a privately sponsored college study instead of a far-away local Uni to pursue the subject of interest for fear the extra burden financially when I don't get another scholarship for the Uni.

Fear I am not able to find job while doing my master degree overseas that I couldn't pay off my loan with my aunt and also finance my sibling's study and my parents expenses. Fear I couldn't cope financially with a young child and uncertain job securities while overseas..

So much fear in me..I realized that has in a way protected me from the unknown yet has also stop me from achieving what I could have achieved ...I only I give it a try(as a brave friend of mine once said..jur give it a try)...

Yes! So in the coming year, I want to try:
- to cherish every moment with my children especially the much- neglected SE, being the second child. Look fwd to spend 1-2-1 time with him(with bb ZS along) as Bbsitter has requested no more Sat child-minding for her..I would need I take care of 3 kids on my own starting 2014. Still trying to see how I could make it easier to manage. But every event has its silver linings..I take it as a bomb which ultimately is a good training for me to learn how to manage 3 kids on my own..this skill will be helpful should I able to fulfill another dream of mine working from home...when and if opportunity comes ultimate dream since young and unmarried ha..

- try to control and mellow myself, to tame my temper towards the kids(always look at their bb pictures is enough to set me back to the loving mom I used to be when they are just an adorable baby) and remind myself why God send them as a gift to me in the first place. I am merely assign to nurture them on behalf of God. Not to "pollute/hurt" them with harsh words!

- Try to make time for DH and have daily couple time/short chit chat and monthly couple moment(must schedule this else might never happens!)

- Try my best to do my household chores with a happy heart..ultimately I am here to serve happily. Despite no extra helping hands..the moment I can do this without imbalance or unhappy feelings, I believe I will pass this phase ..

- Try to pickup skills at work; skills no matter what'll be a great help in times to come.

- Try to be patient, joyful, and positive

- Try to take good care of myself and self-grooming. Feel good when we treat ourselves well.

- Try to make time for families members and friends..

What else I missed?

Try to do more essential daily reading - that unavoidable spiritual food for the soul..

Reflection adjourned will be back again with more concrete plans ;)

Mind to share your New Year goals?


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Merry X'Mas and Blessed New Year

Hi folks!

Wishing you a happy X'Mas & Blessed New Year! Cheers...

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Happy Winter Solstice!

Hi folks!

Today is Winter solstice. A day said to be bigger than Chinese New Year for the Chinese and the day we are said to be grown up one year. A day to reunion with family and have sweet soup with balls made from glutinous rice flour and sweet soup(added with ginger). The stickiness as though resembles families stick together Thick and Thin(as far I could remember and think of its significance).

Happy Winter Solstice folks! I had mine at my mom's place together with my siblings..and we went to take family picture at a studio on this day!
What did you do on this special day? Hope it has been great for you too!

Cheers! :)