Instead of a Give Away

Dec 30, 2014

 

Olla everyone!

I just realise that this would be my last post of year 2014. It is an awesome year filled with so much up and down. Being a control freak, I try to plan and document every single thing. Being human, sometime I forget that Allah is the best planner of all.

Many things that I planned trough out the year didn't go the way I expected it to be. Some turn out to be worst some turn out to be such a pleasant surprise.Well, that is how life goes. We never know..

Talking about things we never know, I am very touched and saddened after what happen to our country recently. Like seriously.. here I am whining about my plan n goals while other lost their house, personal belongings, and even love ones with a blink of an eye. 

So couple of months back, I was approached to host this giveaway by Bloom & Grow to create awareness of their new fb page (link) (do drop by to give them some support!). they also would like me to try out their grobag and I am very lucky that they are so generous willing to set aside 20 units of grobag for my readers to try out as well. Each costing around RM 179 and above. So the plan is to write the post of review and include the giveaway at the bottom of the post.

Since it is the biggest giveaway collaboration I ever received at one go, (Total value of RM 3.8k) I am very excited about it. Honestly, hoping that it would help to increase my readership as well as to lead more traffic to the sponsor page.  I wrote few draft.. and then completed the photoshoot with Sofea. (not an easy task she is very active). To be blunt, I am ready to hit the publish button any minute.

Then it hit me, omg all these horrible flood is happening. I saw my fb timeline and saw all the updates. I am speechless. A big number of toddlers n babies where affected by the flood. Most of them dont have enough clothes, blankets or food.I have a strong feeling that they would appreciate those grobag the most as it is raining day and night over there. Plus the grobag will atleast help them to feel warm T.T

So, I do what I have to do. I decided to send an email to the PR (she was on vacation, gosh felt bad for disturbing). Apparently, God plan work in such a gracious way. I got a big green light. OMG! I felt so happy at that time. I packed the stuff and get my brother to help and accompany me to the collection center.

I truly understand that my contribution is not much, all I did was send an email then arrange for logistic. But one of the main reason I am sharing this out is because I’m hoping that it would encourage others to help as well. At first, I was hesitating to publish this post. Well, I am scared of people’s perception. I don't want them to think “if so nice no need to tell whole world of your good deeds”.You are right, I am not a very nice person. I am just a human with lots of flaws.

Apart from that, since I already do lots of pre-hype of the giveaway.. I don't want my readers to be wondering what happening to the products and why haven't I launch the giveaway. This is the reason why. I believe they need it more, and I hope we are on the same page.

If you have some stuff to contribute, do so. You never know when the table will turn and at that moment, you would appreciate any kind of help.  By the way I snap a picture of crucial items needed that were listed down by the iam4u and if you are wondering where to drop it off, you may do so using the address below :

Kompleks Sukan Bukit Kiara
Bangunan Stimulasi
3959, Jalan 1/70d, Bukit Kiara
60000 Kuala Lumpur
GPS: 3°08'20.4"N 101°38'50.0"E

Do take note that many other places like masjid and ngo even public people (make sure you check the source, dont simply give cash to unknown people, make sure it is a genuine body) are putting effort and still arranging for flood aid. You may just search and it will show Smile

Thank you for spending time to read this post. I appreciate it and hope that you had a great day. Happy New Year to all Smile Hope that the new year will bring you lots of happiness and success.

 

#prayforpantaitimur

Grobag Review (The Safer Alternative to Blankets)

Dec 29, 2014

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Olla mummy, daddy n future parents!

If you are on my social networks, I believe you might have noticed that I have been sharing about Grobag. It is my current top fav garments for my baby sofea. I am not saying this just because I am given 2 set for try out. I even personally got 2 more because my baby and I love it.  Like many other baby garments, you dont need 10.. all you need is a decent number that you are comfortable with according to your baby need. If you “rajin to basuh” daily, then 2 is a good number in my opinion.  

 

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Before we go into what makes me love it, lets check out the packaging as well as the feauture of this grobag. As you can see it comes in a compact packaging with all the info written all around it. Owh ya, by the way… this grobag received numbers of awards under best nursery product catergory and it is also approved by British Safety Standard (BS 8510:2009). Plus is it also recommended by FSID.

 

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Once you open up the packaging, you get your beautiful grobag and a free nursery thermometer. Why you need a thermometer? I will share with you very shortly.

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The thermometer actually helps you to decided which type of grobag plus clothes that your baby should be wearing. Let see, the themometer in the picture above shows 21 right? so on the right you get to see which type of tog suitable for your baby. In my case it is 1.0 tog. If the temperature is lower, then you baby might need to wear the slightly thicker version.

If it is non air-con room with Malaysia’s weather then I might suggest you get the 0.5 tog. At home, I have 1 unit of 0.5 tog (when we travel to places which don't have air-cond, 2 unit of 1.0 tog (every day sleep wear) and 1 unit of 2.5 tog (just incase we need to travel somewhere very cold). Yes, being a parents.. it makes you think of all possibilities and would want to ensure that your baby is always comfy and happy Smile

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If you can see from the above picture, it comes with those cute easy to clip button at the shoulder part.

 

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On the side of the “armpit area” ( i dont know what to call this area hahaa) , there is this secure button to cover the zip. I tend to use the zip section when ever I need to change her diapers. Baby, being baby they observed and try to imitate all the time. Sometime she does try to “unzip” herself and thanks to this secure feature her attempt does not work hahaha..

 

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Check out Sofea in action! haha.. So now we come to he part why mummy and Sofea is loving this grobag. Let me just start by saying my baby is VERY active. She move around a lot. Trust me, she also like to kick her legs every few seconds. (I have tons of blur pictures in my phone.. hahaha.. small blur legs and hands. She wave all the time!).

So it does also happen when she sleeps, she tend to kick her blankets out. Then pull them away, plus she also like to pull her clothes up and show us her tummy. I does not sound so cute when you have to tuck her in every few minutes. hahaha

With this grobag, I have one less problem. No matter how much fun she had kicking and waving.. She will still be secured in the grobag. WIN WIN WIN that's how I like it!

 

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Even she is not sleeping, sometime we travel and stay at hotel ( Well known to have super cold centralize air con) I decide to let her just chill in her grobag. She can seat, move around and even play in it comfortably. So basically, we love this grobag and hope that you will find it lovely too.

I do remembered that I promised to host a GIVE AWAY so that 20 more babies able to try it out. Then again, there is a reason why I decided not to. Will share more about why and what happen in the next post. Trust me, it is for a solid good reason Smile  

Thank you once again for dropping by at my humble blog and for reading this post. I hope it helps to give you more insight if you are in the market to look for the safer sleep wear for your baby. Arigato!

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For more parenting tips and discounts, do check out and like the pages below :

https://www.facebook.com/smartmumasia

https://www.facebook.com/bloomandgrowasia

 

 

** I am not paid to write this. The product courtesy of GroBag, Bloom & Grow and Impact Communications. I spend personal time and put in personal effort to write this. The postings on this site are my own and do not necessarily reflect the views of of the company that I worked for. As usual, I will test and review products or services regardless of whether they have been sent to me or not with honesty. Unless stated so in the post or marked with an asterisk, all products featured on this blog have been bought with my own hard-earned pennies. I started this blog to give my two pennies worth of thought and have fun along the way and that is exactly how this blog shall remain.

Bath & Body Works Haul

Dec 28, 2014

 

Olla people!

Check out my new video of my Bath & Body Works Haul Smile 

 

 

** I am not paid to write this. The product were bought with my hard-earned money. I spend personal time and put in personal effort to write this. The postings on this site are my own and do not necessarily reflect the views of of the company that I worked for. As usual, I will test and review products or services regardless of whether they have been sent to me or not with honesty. Unless stated so in the post or marked with an asterisk, all products featured on this blog have been bought with my own hard-earned pennies. I started this blog to give my two pennies worth of thought and have fun along the way and that is exactly how this blog shall remain.

Snooze Shade Review

Dec 26, 2014

 

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Olla everybody!

Today I would like to share with you my experience using SnoozeShade. If you are wondering what is SnoozeShade it is actually this “cover” that you can use for your stroller or buggies. Well, to be honest I’ve been prone to use baby carrier instead of my stroller just because my baby is very active and she does not really love the idea of being in a stroller. The thing is, sometime stroller is needed. For example like in restaurants, if she is in a good mood then I could easily put her on the baby chair n she can interact with us while we enjoy our meal.

The thing is, kids especially babies and toddlers are known to have very2 short attention span and they tend to be sleepy afterward. This is where stroller came in handy. Instead of carrying her while she sleep, I can just transfer her to the stroller and she can have even more comfortable position to sleep in my opinion.

The thing about shopping complex or restaurants, their lighting can be light (obviously, i can expect the whole mall to dim their lights just because my baby would appreciate it haha). This is why I always bring my SnoozeShade when even I decided to use the stroller.

 

 

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With SnoozeShade, it also have this look out mode where I can just open the zip.. tuck in the “window” and let Sofea enjoy some scenery. Oh ya, dont have ot worry if you have a bulky storller or the super sleek one because this SnoozeShade come in “one size fits all”. It is also good to know that the material is made from 100% breathable, soft and stretchy premium fabric. In case it gets dirty, all I did was, put the whole thing into an empty pillow cover and dump them into my washing machine.. Done! hahaha

 

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This SnoozeShade also come with a sneek-a-peek feature where you can unzip the bottom zipper and check out on your baby when ever needed. Who know she might be peeking on you too!

 

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I found it to be very suitable for us here in Malaysia because the material allow it to block 97.5% of the sun’s UV rays (UPF40+) so I can give my baby the best high level sun protection. Plus, due to raining season towards end of the year now… It also helps to keep my baby same from those light drizzling rain. Plus, it also able me to protect my dear baby from  my not-so-good-friend.. mr.mosquito and his insects geng.

 

This product is currently costing at RM189.90 which is worth it in my opinion because it can be used from birth till your child is approximately 4 years old. After all, this product were designed in Britain and it is also proven to help babies sleep better on-the-go  Smile

 

For more info and promotion, do check out links below :

http://bloomandgrowasia.com/home/

https://www.facebook.com/bloomandgrowasia

https://www.facebook.com/smartmumasia

 

** I am not paid to write this. The product was courtesy by Bloom&Grow. I spend personal time and put in personal effort to write this. The postings on this site are my own and do not necessarily reflect the views of of the company that I worked for. As usual, I will test and review products or services regardless of whether they have been sent to me or not with honesty. Unless stated so in the post or marked with an asterisk, all products featured on this blog have been bought with my own hard-earned pennies. I started this blog to give my two pennies worth of thought and have fun along the way and that is exactly how this blog shall remain.

5 minutes cake (flourless and no microwave oven needed)

Dec 25, 2014

Olla people,

How are you? Well, couple of days back I was craving for chocolate cake in the middle of the night.

But no shop is open at 2am or atleast to my knowledge no bakery I know able to cater my impromptu need of some sweet fix at such a wee hours.

Make my own?  Aiyo so lazy la.. 2am please la... Then I have no complete ingredients to make a decent traditional chocolate cake.. For heaven sake, I don't even have flour at home.

Today, I went googling n got inspired to came out with my own version of super simple chocolate cake with no flour needed, no oven needed (ya I also have no oven at home, gosh kesian betul hahhaha) but I do have the magic cooker (loving it, n I bought with my own money n this is not sponsored post k?) N it is so east peasy that it only need 3 ingredients.

Let's start shall we?

Choco Banana Peanut Steam Cake

3 ripe banana (the fresher the better)

2 big spoon of peanut butter n Chico spread (any brand also can, if you extra rajin can even make your own)

Scoop of almonds (non compulsory bit it taste soo good with it inside)

How to do it?

Well just put everything in a bowl n start mashing them up. Once done put them in the magic cooker. You can even use your steamer or can put a lot of water in a big pan n use the steam strainer.

Wait for the steamer do does it magic for a good 15 mins. Taaaa.. Daa .. Your yummy easy to make n healthier cake is all your to be indulged :)

Hope this helps to inspire you if you are looking for some remedy for your "sweet tooth" emergency! Hahaha..

-another post via blogger apps through my phone.

Enjoy the pics :)

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Perfecto Cafe

Dec 21, 2014

 

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Olla everyone!

When is the last time you make a food art? for me it was couple of weeks ago when I was invited to join an evening lepak session with Perfecto at Fikcles. Fikcles is located at TTDI very easy to find the place. It is a shop lot same row with the Vads building.

It is my first time bringing my baby to event due to super urgent case.. My heart was pumping, scared that Sofea might drama at the event.. hahaha so grateful that she tend to behave very politely trought out the session.. pheww…

Anyway, talking about food art and lepak session. What make it super special this time around is because I was introduced to Perfecto Snacks. It is so yummy! Perfecto Snacks is very proud of their fresh garnishing that compliment their crispy potato crisps. The brand has 3 flavours which are natural sea salt, sour cream and chives, chilli and spice infusion. I tried them all on that day (ofcause laaa, look so yummy how to resist?). My personal favourite would be the chili and spice infusion. Can really taste the spice and chili and it makes me want more n more.. hahaha

 

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On that day, we were assigned to group where each group have 5 team members. Well, in our case we the only team with 5 and 1/2 members thanks to Baby Sofea. All the team fight again each other to came out with the best food art, as creative as can be within 10 minutes.

We were provided with all the fresh garnishing and trust me it is so much fun creating your own food art. Wanna make your own food art with your kawan-kawan? Of cause you can.

 

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It is as easy as 1,2,3 :
Step 1: Choose your choice of crisps-natural sea salt, sour cream and chives or chilli and spice infusion. I personally suggest to try them all Smile with tongue out Sedap!


Step 2: Garnish your crisps with sweetcorn, slices mushrooms, parmesan cheese powder, parsley flakes or chilli flakes.

Step 3: Pour on some cheese sauce, mustard sauce, mayonnaise, salsa or all of it haha.

Guess what? Out of few teams, our team selected to be one of the winning team! yeee haa!! Arigato gozaimas. Thanks to all my team members yang so creative and so kind to help me to baby sit sofea. Next snacks is on me, guys!

If you would like to hang out, chillax with your friends.. I would say enjoying this Perfecto Snacks would be an interactive and yummy session Smile Instead of keep looking at our gadgets screen, why not have fun? enjoy each other company while creating your own “customized snacks creation?”The Perfecto Snack Bar will be available from 13 December 2014 to 9 January 2015. Per serving cost only RM3.50 yes seriously I am not joking.. RM3.50 only.. good deal huh?

What? Your house is not so near to ttdi? Seems like the Perfecto Team hear you! you can actually enjoy the snack experience at the cafe’s below :

1. Wood & Steel (Halal) – 17th Dec onwards (https://foursquare.com/v/wood--steel-ttdi/540eb29a498e5959091ec05e)


2. Fikcles (Halal)
(https://www.facebook.com/fikcles)


3. Roast & Grind (Halal)
http://instagram.com/roastandgrind


4. 42 East (Non Halal)
https://www.facebook.com/42East


5. Dukes & Duchess (Non Halal)
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dukes-Duchess-TTDI/379859295379693

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Plus, they are also having a contest at this moment, where the winner will get a chance to win a CARTON of yummy Perfecto Snacks. That’s alot of snacks mannnn… I would love to have it toooooooo! So ya, if you win, dont forget to pass me one k? hahaha

 

Thats it for this post, I hope it give you some ideas for a next hangout place and have you tired perfecto snacks before? If you did, do you like it? Let mek now which are your favourite flavours Smile 

 

For more info do check out :  https://www.facebook.com/perfectosnacks

DIY spa grade Face Mask in less than 5 minutes

Dec 19, 2014

Olla everyone,

Since the weekend is here, why not pamper yourself with a relaxing, full of goodness, spa grade face mask?

It takes less than 5 minutes and it is so easy! Lets get down to it..

GREEN TEA Face mask

All you need is just green tea powder (best to get the organic version) water, mixing bowl n mixer (you can use brush or spoon for the same purpose)

For the green tea powder got mine at "bake with yen" for less than RM10 for 50gram. You may also dry blend your dried green tea where you can get in those teabags make yourself your own green tea powder.

How to make?

Just mix 2 spoon of green tea powder with water till you get your desired consistency.. and you are done!

For the great benefits of green tea to your skin you may just google it hahaha..it awesome and best of all no chemical or harmful nasty stuff were input during the process. As natural as it can be :)

Hope you are inspired by this post. Bdaway, I am blogging using my phone this time.. Quite a nice experience haha :)

Have a great weekend!

CANON Pixma MG7570

 

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Olla everyone!

If you are on my insta of fb.. I bet you might have noticed that I went to have a date with CANON. As promised earlier, I will be sharing with you my close encounter with CANON PIXMA MG7570. Last couple of week, me and few other bloggers  were invited to join a casual sharing session with Canon. It was such a fun and interactive session. I personally like it when the sharing session were done in a chillax environment and only small scale group of people involved. It makes it easier for us to interact with each other. Most importantly, it gave us the opportunity to understand more about the product as we can throw the question directly to the person behind the brand in a very cozy environment.

 

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When I mention CANON, what came accross your mind? Camera? hahaha.. well, CANON is a renowned brand when it comes to printer as well. Actually, the first printer I purchased when I was still studying was also CANON and that is a looooong time ago. (ehem… ehem..I am a mother now). My point here is that, CANON have been in the industry for awhile and with their impressive resume of developing and producing top notch quality products, it is not a surprise that CANON is the brand to go for when it comes to printer.

 

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I am glad that they developed this product into the market. It makes life so much easier and meaningful. I will explain more on that later on. Anyway, at the event we were proudly introduced to their new baby! CANON PIXMA MG7570. My first impression when I saw two printer on the table was, “OMG so funky la… the orange printer. Lets see what it can do” hahaha

One of the thing that tickle my fancy is that, I don't have to go the “traditional” way when ever I need to print. By traditional, I mean.. transfer the file, open my laptop, make sure it is connected to printer and then print.. Even typing it out prove how many steps i have to go trough. With this new awesome printer. All I need to do is download the app, and if your are using an android like me, download the app in the picture above and you are good to go.

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Our fav spot to snap pictures at home. Selfie booth with picture collage!

Imagine, getting to print your pictures as easy as that. If that is not convenient.. I don't know what is.. haha anyway you may also use “air print” if you are an apple user. I personally love doing collage, as it helps me to cherish all the good memories in life. Do you know that I have like a wall at my house filled with collage? (Been using it for selfie booth haha) This product is great for those who love to do journal, scrap book apart from the all in one printing capabilities like scanning and etc.

CANON is so generous, that not only each one of the blogger get one. Our reader will get a chance to win one for themselves too! OMG! (continue reading to find out how to join, dont malas baca hahaha)

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As I bring home my new “baby”, my older baby was more excited than me. Aiyo sofea, please dont perasan this is not for you. I am glad that she is quite helpful when I was about to open up my present by CANON. You see? sibuk betul la..

 

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Check out whats inside the box. Ofcause you get the printer, then you get the toner, cables and the manual. The manual is very user friendly, even a non IT literate clumsy lady like me could do the setup. Anyway, during the event we were also informed that the toner comes with individual packaging so it is more cost efficient when you need to maintain it and the cost of the toner start from rm20++  You know, sometime we buy printer and when we need to replenish the cost of 2 toner can get you a new printer T.T 

For me to know that this  printer comes with an affordable range to maintain is very2 good thing. Do you know that is takes only  21 second to print a 4x6” borderless photo with this baby? 

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This printer also comes with wireless and NFC funtion. I bet you know what is wireless, but what is NFC? Sounds macam canggih jer ni..  NFC actually stand for Near Field Communication technology which allows you to print and scan easily by tapping your smart device on the printer. (WAhhhhhhh.. jaw drop and pull it up again.. and then it drop again haha) Belum habis lagi, ada lagi berita baik.. This printer also comes with 1+2 years on-site warranty.

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If you prefer a slightly humble colour, you can go for white or black as this series comes in 3 colour option. Take orange la, same like me.. we can geng! haha So this is where the fun part begin..

GIVE AWAY TIME!!

As usual, please fill the rafflecopter below where you need to answer 3 simple question.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

 

Terms and Contest Mechanics

1. Open to ALL of my readers.  

2. Giveaway period is from 20th Dec – 25th Dec 2014.

3. My readers need only to answer one (3) simple question on CANON PIXMA MG7570

4. Rafflecopter system is used to captured all entries.

5. The winner will be picked by CANON and me as this time it is shared decision making with mechanics.The winner will be announced on my blog by 25 Dec 2014.

6. The winners have to contact me to redeem the prize.

7. CANON will handle delivery of prize to the winner.

 

GOOD LUCK!

Dont forget to check out the video’s below to see how much fun we are having on that day.. haha “We had so much fun at the event recently held by Canon, that we could barely hear ourselves during the interview! Everyone was busy chatting away in the background and taking photos! So turn up your volumes to the maximum, and enjoy the video of our interview..:D”

 

 

Thank once again for dropping by at my humble blog and for joining this giveaway. I hope the winner will love the printer a much as I do. Also hoping that it will enhance your life experience and make it more wonderful. 

 

Ending this post with our group pic. Picture credit to CANON

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** I am not paid to write or host this giveaway. The product was a courtesy by CANON. The postings on this site are my own and do not necessarily reflect the views of of the company that I worked for. As usual, I will test and review products or services regardless of whether they have been sent to me or not with honesty. Unless stated so in the post or marked with an asterisk, all products featured on this blog have been bought with my own hard-earned pennies. I started this blog to give my two pennies worth of thought and have fun along the way and that is exactly how this blog shall remain.

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