Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Hairbeauron Straightening Iron from Number76

When I was a kid, seeing a postman is like seeing a Santa Claus. I would get very excited when I knew they are coming in motorcycles with two big bags behind them and a stack of documents in front of them. I would wait for them to pass me the letters. I would see one by one. It was an excitement at first , but later it became disappointment because who on earth will send letters / packages to a little girl right? However, I was very hopeful until certain of time. 

Although I know what is inside the box, I still get very excited when I open it, step by step. Hahaha. 

Thanks to Caroline for being so thoughtful to bring them for wrapping. The box is a bit too big for these two items though. Or the white Styrofoam is too little for this box? Hahahaha..

Unboxing Unwrapping timeeee... 
here it is... Hairbeauron Straightener by Lumielina..
 The tool that is said to make your hair MORE BEAUTIFUL.. 
even the packaging is so beautiful. After I snapped photos, I put them back into the box and the plastic that comes with it. Hahahaha.

No time for trimming and not going for trimming until after CNY because many salons increase their price a month before Lunar New Year. I always wanted to ask the salons. Why increase before CNY? Why during other festives, like Gawai, Hari Raya and Christmas, they have promotions? Can someone please enlighten me? :( 

Anyways.. Hairbeauron Straightener is said to make your hair healthier too. I haven't tried but I just need to share with you my excitement for getting this magic tool that I hope will do my hair good because I have never heard that a straightener can improves the quality of my hair after the rebonding / straightening session. 

Future Beautism !! 
You claim till like that I very shy one wo.. hahahaha..

Some say.. after you give birth, your hair will fall until you can collect them to make wigs. I am not sure if my hair is falling to that extend but I was encouraged not to do rebonding until I have more hair, which.. no one has any idea when that will be.. Luckily, Hairbeauron is suitable for all type of hair, even for those with damaged hair or aging or my kind of hair. 

(sing it like nursery rhyme London bridge is falling down) 
I got a LUCKY BAG.. 
Lucky Bag, 
Lucky Bag.. 
I got a lucky bag, 
that will make you envy. 

As curious as you are, here are the things inside my lucky bag. I got to know about Fukubukuro, or known as lucky bag / mystery bag, during my first visit to Japan. TheHub said it is a Japanese New Year custom in which merchants make grab bags filled with unknown random contents and sell them for a substantial discount, usually 50% or more off the list price of the items contained within. Lucky Bag is only sold on New Year in Japan. We were lucky enough to grab some lucky bags especially sports attires from Japan during our trips to Japan (long time ago). 

And for this Lucky Bag, I got it for spending more than RM888 at Number76. Not for any hair services or treatment, but for buying a tool. Hohoho. I like Japanese and the way they do business. Hohoho.

and I gave up taking photos after Athena tried numerously attacking my the items I put nicely for phototaking purpose. Her persistence makes me feel that I am a bad mummy for ignoring her. So I let her play my "toys". 

Did you notice what is missing? She grabbed the tote bag and threw it to the side and continue grabbing the rest of my "toys" on bean bag. 

3 red packets thrown. More stuffs for her to throw. 

Warranty Card.. Haha.. no idea what it says but I see my name and date purchased. 

User manual. 
How many actually read them before using? Hahaha !! 

While Athena was busy destroying / throwing my things away.. I managed to snap another photo of  my tool. So white.. so beautiful.. Can't wait for CNY to use this.


Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Great Things Take Time

Sometimes, a picture can tell a thousand words, though I can tell a thousand words without a picture.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Best Baby's Diapers

If you ask me which baby diapers brand is the best for babies, I do not have an answer though I have a baby who is now coming to 17 months. Every baby is different. What is best for my baby, doesn't mean that particular brand of diapers suit yours. Some babies have more sensitive skins, some are just good for any brand. Sin and I have tested many brands of diapers for our baby. Mostly, we got Athena the TAPE Type of diapers. But recently, as she grew older, we discovered it is easier to use PANTS type for her. So there we went to buy few types of diapers to test on her. 

Initially I took some other brands like Diapex and Pampers, but after calculating how much per piece, I ended up with Japanese brands of diapers. Merries and MamyPoko, both made in Japan. Becoming a mother also makes me stopped at diapers area at most of the supermarkets / hypermarkets to have a look at what promotion they have on that particular month. How much per piece for the brands that I'm looking at, how many pieces, any additional gifts, is it cheaper if I buy today, and the list goes on. 

When Athena was few months old, Merries is only for Night use cos it is expensive. Too expensive for frequent changing. Hahaha. But as she grew older, the frequency of diapers changing is less, we will buy this brand for her Day use. We do notice that Merries is better for her skin too.

I also chose the Pants Type for her to try this time. As she grew older, she cannot lay down long for her slaves to clean her up and change a new piece for her. She will be wailing, turning and do whatever she can just not to let you change her although she has been feeling uncomfortable. So Pants type is the best solution. 

How much is Merries Diapers per piece for L size? 

TAPE type : RM62.50 for 54 pieces = RM1.16 per piece

PANTS type: RM34.90 (Original Price is RM41.90 less RM7 discount) for 27 pieces = RM1.29 per piece.

Another reason for buying two types of diapers is that FREE cute red packets for those who buy RM88 and above. Not that I need so many angpow packets, just that if there is something free for you, why not right?

Japan Quality MamyPoko Pants Standard @ RM34.80 - RM4.90 
= RM29.90 for 48+4 pieces, so one piece is RM0.58

We also got this MamyPoko Maxi Absorb @ RM29.60 for 38 pieces. 
Free Small Packet of 9 pieces. That makes one piece is only RM0.63 instead of RM0.78

Last but not least in our cart yesterday was this MamyPoko Pants Extra Soft. It says Cotton Like Feeling for baby.. and because of its New Color Design, PINK it is, so I grabbed a pack of this. Hahaha.. 
RM35.69-RM2.79 = RM32.90 for 28 pieces. 
One piece = RM1.18

As for wipes, I like Diapex Soft Baby Wipes for its quality and its price. 
80 sheets per pack x 2 = RM8.99 <-- this is promotion price though and I only grabbed packets of this when I saw them at promo price. If it is at its normal price, I will normally go for alternatives. 

Overall damage for Diapers and Wipes only at Survey Hypermarket 

But on the brighter side, we managed to save RM18.51 . You know how every cent counts when you are parents to your kids. Jimat sikit sikit, lama-lama jadi bukit ma... Hahahaha. 

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Anxiety & Depression

Having a baby is one thing that I thought it comes naturally. When I was pregnant, I thought I would be one happy preggie woman who will enjoy eating and then gain like tons of weight that I needed to lose them after I gave birth. I was wrong. I had very bad backache from the start of 2nd trimester until 39th week that even doctor couldn't help me. I was advised to just bear the pain until it magically goes off by itself because I wasn't allowed to take any painkiller during my pregnancy. As much as I wanted to have normal delivery, I thought it was the matter of I want or not. Little did I know that when I wanted to have normal delivery so badly, I just could not. I did not have a choice (I even asked the doctor if I could have normal delivery when it was very critical to the extend they needed to prepare the OT)  but to have cesarean because my baby was drowning in my tummy. I thought baby will naturally know how to suck for breastmilk. I was grateful that I managed to breastfeed my baby when she was sent to me in my ward. I didn't know there were so many things that I didn't know. I thought all these are so natural that everyone of us knows how to handle. But apparently I was wrong. So wrong that I almost couldn't handle her and I was a little depress during my pregnancy and my confinement. 

I suffer from anxiety and depression. I am not ashamed of it and it's not nice. People don't believe me when I tell them because I am always happy and laughing round them and try to make others laugh. At times I do struggle. I can be hard to live with or to be around when I get this way and I know it. I try my best to control it and most of the time I succeed. I manage to get on top of it and control thing's but at times I break. So if you see me and I am quiet or don't speak, I'm not upset with you nor have you upset me, I also do not mean to be rude, I may just need a minute to myself or a hug. So please if you are my friend just bear with me.
It's ok to not be ok, tell someone you're not ok. It's ok. Everyone says: "If you need anything, don't hesitate, I'll be there for you"...
So I'm going to make a bet, without being pessimistic, I wish my friends that you will put this on your wall. You just have to copy (not share)!!! I want to know who I can count on... Write "done" in comments when you do!
It's mental illness Awareness month -
This is for all the people I know suffering too,
Keep strong.
Keep fighting.
*P/s: I share this for people who i know sufferring from anxiety and depression. You can get through this so keep fighting and be strong! 💪💪💪
The above quote is for those who are suffereing from anxiety and depression that has been circulated in facebook. Some friends share the above quote on their facebook but I choose to share it here in my blog so those who are not in my friends, who might be suffereing from anxiety and depression, know that there is nothing to be ashamed of. #KeepFighting and #BeStrong.

Sharing a video of my baby sipping chicken essence out from the chicken breast meat that I gave her. Most of the time I am being bullied by this little one, but at times, she gives us so much joy. 
Love you Baby. 

Friday, January 20, 2017

A Date With theHub

Thanks to Sis, both of us have a few hours of free time to have a date. It wasn't planned. We were at the Spring to get our groceries done. TheHub suggested we should grab something to eat before we pick up our little devil. 

As usual, I will let theHub decides what is for our dinner. He will normally order salmon sashimi in Japanese restaurant, be it in chain restaurant or our local Japanese restaurant. Seaweed is something that he will order if he is 5% more hungry than usual time. hahaha.

Yellowtail sashimi, one of his loves. 

So, while waitinggggg... we haven't been doing this for super long time lo... Selfie/Wefie/Fiefie timeeeee... with our fugly faces. Hahaha.. 

White Maguro Sashimi on the left, Yellowtail Sashimi on the right. Two of his loves, other than Salmon Sashimi.

While I was searching for white maguro texture, to my surprise, there are many links showing "Sushi lovers should be aware of White Tuna / White Maguro" .. like wth.. we have been eating this with no fear all this while. Suddenly all these links showing the danger of White Maguro O.o Now, I have homework for theHub to give me a summary if we should be eating this on our next visit to Japanese Restaurant. 

Overcooked beef noodles. T_T 
Not sure if our cooking skills upgraded, or the chef at Sakae Sushi's skill downgraded. It cannot be our skills upgraded because we have no skill at all weii... so, it should be the latter. Even the service is no longer as friendly as it used to be.

Note to self: Remember not to order the same beef noodles again in the future. Should we be craving for beef noodles, there are many other better beef noodles out there at Kopitiam. Haha.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Baby's Instant Food

Visited our doctor for Baby's vaccination yesterday and I was told because Athena is a breastfeeding baby so her weight is not going to increase if I continue to breastfeed her. :( As if being a mom is hard enough. Not getting support from people around you makes a Mom's life even harder. I have been told how breastmilk is no longer needed by a baby after a month, after 2 months, after 3 months and even up till today I am still being told I should stop breastfeeding. I don't talk about this with any other people other than my bm-mate cos only breastfeeding moms understand each other. Stubborn, is the word I often hear. Yes. I stubborn because I want to give the best for my baby. Do you think I enjoy not sleeping because sometimes I need to pump? I don't want to argue with you what my breastmilk can do to my baby, but all I can tell you is, my baby is healthy being a breastfeeding baby. I am glad that I am still able to provide her some milk, though not much. She is good. She is active. She is evil. I do not see what is wrong with my breastmilk, like seriously. I did not force you to drink my milk, why la you want to comment on my baby's food ler? Unless you have secretly tasted my milk without me knowing? 

Ok. So next you want to say my breastmilk doesn't have this and that now right? So, what about this? We bought her Baby's #1 Brand for Iron. Gerber Oatmeal & Banana Cereal. 

I am not sure how much must I feed her, but I know after I feed her this bowl, if she wants more, she will ask for more. Otherwise, what I fed her should be enough for her "that time" consumption. 

Thi is very suitable for busy mummies who do not have much time to prepare food for their babies. Grab a bowl, pour some cereal in. Add a little hot water and some water. Then stir. 

If you feel it is too watery, just add some more cereal and stir.

Now.. feed your baby anytime they want it. Bahahaha.. We bought lots of other food for her. We did not starve her. Her weight does not increase most probably due to she is being active walking around, carrying this and that. She workout too, don't play play. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Let's Pork! Bistro

At times, when the wifey is lazy, the hubby is hungry and when he has the mood to cook, the wifey has food to eat. Hahahahah !!
When the wifey is emo, the hubby bought some extra chikit food for the wifey to release the inner fire in her. 

530 kcal only wo.

Everyone should try this at least once. If you feel poor, but you feel like eating a lot, or if you feel fat, you want to eat just this.. THIS IS RECOMMENDED. 
Stir-fried Noodles EXTREMELY SPICY Chicken Flavor Ramen. Seriously, I didn't taste any Chicken flavor wo. 

No need to go for liposuction. Eat this and you will get a temporary ShiQi lips. Hahaha. 

Whoops... this is supposed to be Let's Pork! Bistro post... So here it is. 
We ordered Mini Mixed Grill Platter @ RM49.00

Pork Cutlet, Roast Pork and Sausage, Mashed & Sauerkraut. 
Let's Pork!

Let's Pork! Bistro is located at Jalan Keranji.. Exact location >> here

Or you can check out their facebook page here