Friday, January 22, 2016

New Year New Me

Hi Folks!

The status i am placing on my IM now is Veränderung in German, which means change.

Change is inevitable in life...more so in this Monkey year..yeah..i am indirectly revealing my age here. Truly, as I aged, i find my metabolism slowed down a lot. I need to regained my energy by changing my diet, habits and lifestyle.

Started to eat proper meals(no how many of you is the "MPSJ" of your family? I am..and last weekend after attended a Health Talk called "Diet of the New Era", something their speaker said strikes me...anything that is excessive (including overeating and things which our body couldn't digest) is considered toxins to our body.

In this era where our food, air and environment are so polluted, we can start reducing the toxins our liver needs to clear from very basic steps, by not overeating, and of course eat healthier and greener (fresh food, less processed food...will share more in another blog entry of all the inspirations I've got from the talk).

So folks, today I just put on my jogging shoes and off i went to the nearest gym near my house. It FEELs so good to be sweating again....really...i hope I can keep the momentum going....and it feels great to act on my aspirations this year...New Year New Me...

How has the start of the year been for you? It's not too late to "Just Do It!" let's continue to be our better self each day..


New Year Aspiration 1 In progress

Hi folks!

I have not been updating much on the design and template of my blog since I have child no. 2. And it's time to do some springcleaning of my blog and also experiment with some of the designs, templates and new blogging tools and technologies.

This task is still pretty much in-progress state. So don't be surprised to see some new layout, templates and stuff for the next following days (weeks and months..perhaps..).

Meanwhile, to celebrate the New Year and new zest to implement my New Year hopes and aspirations (starting with this blog makeover) check out my very first giveaway for year 2016 here. Hope everyone give it a try and win some lovely day out with your kids for this Chinese New Year!

Happy Adventuring folks!


Magic School Bus

Hi folks!

Does your kids love taking buses? ZS loves buses. Each time when he sits on his carsear, he will shout when he sees bus passing by or stopped just right beside our car at the traffic light. Kids mind can really travels. Now, i saw this lovely Magic School Bus books and videos having on sales at educents. So tempted...ha..friends..anyone in US or Canada (who have young children) should really take a look at this!

SPECIAL OFFER: Through the end of the week you can receive 50% OFF a year’s subscription through Educents… and FREE shipping in the Continental United States! Ships to Canada for $2/month. This deal is amazing... just $10 per month, DELIVERED!
If you have children (ages 5-12) who enjoy the Magic School Bus books or videos–and if you like doing science experiments with them–then you'll LOVE The Magic School Bus Science Club!
Developed by a team of Harvard graduates, scientists, and educators, the award-winning Magic School Bus Science Kits are delivered monthly right to your doorstep. Children will explore science through experiments that will spark an interest and curiosity in science. Each kit includes a colorful manual based on The Magic School Bus characters, as well as everything you need to complete at least seven experiments related to that month’s theme.
What is included? 1 year subscription includes 12 Magic School Bus kits + FREE SHIPPING in the Continental USA (Ships to Canada for $2/month). Each kit includes:
  • Detailed, large 12-page colorful manual that is full of experiments and topic information
  • Each manual is based on the popular Magic School Bus books and TV series
  • Includes an adult section so that adults with no science background will find the kits easy to use
  • Materials and information necessary for a range of interactive experiments
  • Online Clubhouse for further exploration on each kit topic
  • Certificate of Completion
Kit Topics:
Would your family have fun with this? If so, now’s a great time to sign up: Through the end of the week you can receive 50% OFF a year’s subscription through Educents… and FREE shipping in the Continental United States! Ships to Canada for $2/month. This is an incredible deal! It's just $10 per month, DELIVERED! You can even create and print off your own gift cards to let your children know about the surprise. Enjoy your exploration alongside Ms. Frizzle!

Happy Edu Shopping Cheers!

KidZania Kuala Lumpur CNY 2016 "Double the Ong" and a Giveaway

Hi Folks!

Time flies, very soon Chinese New Year and the Year of Monkey will be fast approaching!

Have you done the reflection for year 2015 and charging ahead with your 2016 aspirations?

Have you started spring-cleaning or check off your spring-cleaning task on your list?

And...what about plans for activities with your children during the Chinese New Year?

I have one very lovely news and activities to share which I am sure my kids (and yours) will love it too!

Why not Double the Ong this year at KidZania Kuala Lumpur and be a part of their celebrations to usher in the Year of the Monkey!

Special Chinese New Year Activities

Tangyuan Lessons
Description: Learn how to make delicious tangyuan glutinous balls that are absolutely yummy!
Date: 22 January – 29 January 2016
Time: 12.00pm – 4.00pm
Location: In front of the Metropolitan Theatre

Martial Arts Workshop
Description: Be a kung-fu kid by learning martial arts and showing off your skills!
Date: 29 January – 4 February 2016
Time: 2.00pm
Location: In front of the Metropolitan Theatre

Lantern Making Contest
Description: Take part in our lantern-making contest to win awesome prizes!
Date: 30 January – 31 January 2016
           6 February – 7 February 2016
           8 February – 9 February 2016
Time: Session 1 @ 12.00pm – 12.30pm
           Session 2 @ 12.30pm – 1.00pm
           (Only 4 pairs of 1 Parent and 1 Kid per session)
Location: Event space

Chinese Musical Instrument Workshop
Description: Play kool Chinese New Year musical instruments that maybe you have never played before!
Date: 30 January – 31 January 2016
Time: 2.00pm
Location: In front of the Metropolitan Theatre

Traditional Games
Description: Play fun traditional Chinese games together with your friends!
Date: 1 February – 21 February 2016
Time: 12.00pm – 4.00pm
Location: In front of the National Store

Magic Show & Chinese Face-Changing Mask Performance
Description: Be wowed by a marvellous magic show and a super kool face-changing mask performance!
Date: 23 January – 24 January 2016
Time: Session 1 @ 1.00pm
           Session 2 @ 3.30pm

Location: In front of the Metropolitan Theatre think my kids would love to at Kidzania Kuala Lumpur everyday from 22 January to 21 February 2016 to take part in their Special Chinese New Year activities if they could (and of course if mommy is able to take off from work and also getting tickets for them!

Now, would you like to give your child a lovely memories and experience this Chinese New Year too?  YES! Me, me, me (like how my kids would shout to join in)'s a good news, they are having a special promotion (check out the picture below):

Enjoy RM88 for 1 Kid and 1 Adult tickets from 1 – 14 February 2016 when you purchase your tickets online with this promotional code:


What’s more, you’ll also get free Ang Pows with kidZos and use the ang pow packet to enjoy RM88 for 1 Kid and 1 Adult tickets on your next visit to KidZania Kuala Lumpur from 15 February – 30 April 2016! ZaZ!

Get your tickets now at or call 1300 88 KIDZ (5439) for assistance.
Z-U soon!

Excited: Now, wait till I share another lovely surprise (and GIVEAWAY) for my readers (and friends)! What you need to do is:

  • Share the KidZania Kuala Lumpur Double the Ong poster on your social media (Facebook/Twitter/Instagram) before February 7.Remember to set privacy settings to PUBLIC. 
  • Hashtag #KidZaniaKL and #KZKLDoubleTheOng and put the link in the Comment Box of this blogpost.
  • The first five readers to share the poster will win a pair of passes to KidZania Kuala Lumpur (1 Adult + 1 Child).
  • Optional: Follow my blog via e-mail or RSS (click on the button on the right panel of this blog) for us to keep in touch..thanks :)
(Note: This giveaway is open for local readers with a mailing address in Malaysia. Please remember to leave your email address in the comment box so that I could contact the winners of this giveaway! Cheers....and good luck!)

Easy peasy (like what KY would say) right? Now, get your fingers ready and type and click away! Send in your entries with your fastest speed and win some tickets for a memorable Chinese New Year adventures at Kidzania Kuala Lumpur...ready.....VRRROOOMMMMMM................

Hope you will have lotsa ONG and join me and my kids to celebrate the year of Monkey with these kool special Chinese New Year themed activities at KidZania Kuala Lumpur too!


Thursday, January 21, 2016

Conversation of the birds, red blood, and....

Hi folks!

I would love to mark down for yesterday - conversation with my first baby, KY.

She told me that she loves Pendidikan Jasmani subject and the book as it teaches her a lot about her current favourite topic- Cheerleading.

And it also taught her something about the mentrual cyle etc. 

Wow, yes, at age 10, they are being introduced this topic at school. So started a brief conversation about the 28 cycle, the eggs, the "red" blood, etc.

Never knew this day would come so fast....

And, she told me that her classmate already had period. Yes, kids these days grow up fast (is it due to the food intake? Formula milk?). Thus, no wonder they started this topic in standard 4 when back in my school days, I only learn this in Secondary school?

Time to dig up or check up Mr. Google.

Kids grow up faster than I could pick up the speed..

Amazingly I now have to learn about the world of a pre-teen, primary schooler and a toddler. Bring on the books once more.. :)


Wednesday, January 20, 2016


Hi folks!

We faced decision making chores (opps) all the time. When one point we're lucky we are given a chance to make a choice. Yet it can also be quite straining to make a choice from the sea of options?

Try listen to this Tedtalk and see if you acknowledge or agree with what you understood about  "Choices" in your life.


Monday, January 18, 2016

Confession and Slow Down

Hi folks!

I have a confession to make. I have always thought i am a parent who doesn't like be Tiger Mom or Helicopter Mom.

However, it is not enough, I find myself always hurrying my kids around and have no patience or tolerance for slowness or
lack of discipline.

This morning, I woke up at 5.30am, preparing myself for the day while waking my daughter up (she's in morning school and needs to be ready for her
transporter by 6.35am), I got so upset when I found out that KY has not packed her school bag despite saying "Yes" yesterday when i found her playing on her iPad or 
even doing her artwork(her first love!).

I told myself to calm down and let her pack her bag in peace. However, when clocks ticks away at 6.25am, she's still packing her bag. On her To Do List before being rushed off
to school, she has to wear her uniform, tie her hair (to a neat bun as required by the chinese school for any children who kept their hang long).

I just couldn't hold my tongue and starts lashing on her. How could she be so lack of discipline and despite my umpteen times of checking with them the day before. In my house,
I've set the rules, bags must be packed before any entertainment activities can be done. Thus, I am fuming mad when such trust is broken.

I felt very upset even at this point of time typing about this.

And i found this Tedtalk really helpful. I think I couldn't use "force" or "scolding" to change the way my child behaves. I have to change ...starting from myself.
To have more patience and to slow down.

I hope you all will find benefits, much thought-provoking reviews and inspirations from this Tedtalk as well:

Cheers to a happier and slower day for us all!