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Monday, December 31, 2012

Last post for 2012, and 179 posts in total

This marked my 179th post for year 2012, and I hope to do more in 2013!

I've been lacking in blogging in the mid of the year, as I don't have access so freely to the www world!  I was basically 'lock out' during office hour, and glad now that I can start doing it again in the new office.  I am thankful for the person who interviewed me, hired me, and given me this opportunity to work here.  I finally got a place where I want to be, and happy living with it now.

2012 has been an exciting year for me, and a few chapters happened:-

a)  I managed to collect the final 40th payment!!!
b)  I've also managed to get a new job in November!
c)  Princess had sleepover(s) and it's our FIRST time not being together
d)  I've got my car!
e)  I'm back baking!!
f)  I've done a few giveaways!! Finally in giving than receiving!
g)  I won little prizes along the year, especially towards the end!

For 2013, besides working to achieve better living standard, I hope to have a holiday or two with Princess ONLY!  I may want to take her on a flight in 2014!!  I don't usually make resolutions since I'm not good in keeping them.  I have some little 'target' to achieve, and I hope I can do that in 2013!

I hope I can get closer to GOD in 2013, and have more time communicating with HIM.  I'm also trying to visit church on Saturday evenings!  I've enrolled my dear Princess for ballet class on Sunday morning, therefore going to give church a miss and replace it on Saturday.

I wish to wish everyone here
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013!



Friday, December 28, 2012

Astro CGM Competition - I watched it Live!

Did you hear how excited I am?  I'm still feeling happy for my dear friend who won the Champion title last Sunday in Genting!!

I was seated right at the VIP seats, and with that, I was also 'featured' as spectators in the show!!  If you watched on Astro last Sunday, you might be able to catch a glimpse of both myself and Princess! LOL!

Yours Truly!  

I'm glad I took the drive for the FIRST time in my life to Genting with my car! It's a good experience actually.  Now that I've done it, I may do it more often bringing Princess for a 'short' escape as and when I can afford to!

My dear friend who successes the winning, was tearing away during the announcement, and as a friend, I know she was not acting to that!  She was really happy for herself!

Here some photos of the night..

This camera was moving up down front back to capture the best!!  

The final 8

My dear friend performing the winning song!
 

Silly me that I left my camera in the car, and it's too far for me to walk from Arena of Star to First World under the cold weather.. so, I just use my phone to capture some moments!  Plus my princess decided that it's too 'cozy' to sleep in the audience seats, and she fell asleep almost 3/4 of the show only managed to wake up to catch her 'auntie Nicole' final song!!

Did you watched the show?  If not, it's going to show again tomorrow at 1.30pm or you may visit HERE for recap of the show!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Giveaway Announcement!

Merry Christmas everyone!!

Just a short note to announce my giveaway result!


Congrats to SP, and you have till Thursday, 28th December 2012 to revert to me your address, and I shall send the necessary to you.  Should I did not hear from you, a new winner will be selected again.

Cheers

MERRY CHRISTMAS & GOD BLESS! 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

End of World? You must be kidding...

How many of us have heard on the 'say' of world ending tomorrow?  I am one that I couldn't really be bothered about it.. For me, if it really does, then be it.. one day we just have to go (and we now have many friends go together).. but if it don't, it will just be another day that I've lived life fullest!

I've made plans beyond tomorrow... I got lunch date on Saturday (22nd), I got trip to Genting on 23rd and 24th, I've bought all the new stuff for Princess starting her new kindergarden in 2013!  I've even now brainwashing this girl of mine to get her all ready!

Not just that, I'm welcoming 2013, and hope next year, I get to enjoy a 'portion' of the Company bonus and salary review, so in 2014, I'll be able to bring my Princess on the PLANE!!! Yes, if my bonus is good next year, we will surely go beyond Cuti Cuti Malaysia... hehehe...

I've got orders come next year Chinese New Year, and even then, I still got 3 cakes to be deliver to my customers after tomorrow!  Well, if tomorrow come to end, then all the efforts will also come to an end.. if not, then, my day after the end of world, will be even BETTER!

So, you plan any stuff beyond tomorrow yet?


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Cynful Pleasure Signature Christmas Cookies

It was a 'sudden' order, since I am anticipated it to happen.  Each year, I will bake for this good friend of mine who will give my cookies for 'gift' and each year, I've got to do it for her.  It's always a blessing that I know someone love my cookies.

So, over the Sunday, I baked non-stop to have the cookies in ready to be delivered to Singapore tomorrow!    I've made loads and loads of different taste (almonds, walnuts and plain) and mixed them all in one.  I do some packaging too!  I will be baking more of this during the Chinese New Year, and will open to take orders!

I've done a few extra ones to be given to my princess childminders!

The All Time Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

The ribbon-ed containers
The pricing for the above is below:-
1)  RM45 for the big container which is about 500g
2)  RM25 for the small container which is about 250g

If you are interested to order any choc chip cookies for Chinese New Year, you may drop me an email or contact, and I will get back to you.


Friday, December 14, 2012

Received the Method Products

I joined Claire's blog giveaway recently, and been lucky to win some products for my home use.  I've just received the products yesterday afternoon, delivered to my office and I'm surprised to see all FULL SIZE products in the box!  I received the followings, and just to give you a preview of what I got, and what to expect in the next few days in my review.  I'm going to review the product ONE BY ONE! 

cleaning your bathroom probably isn’t at the top of your weekend-fun list. it’s certainly not on ours. so we developed a tub + tile cleaner that does the heavy-lifting for you. the plant-based formula with new powergreen™ technology dissolves soap scum + pesky stains, so you do less scrubbing. 
less scrubbing = more time for fun. now that’s the kind of math we can get behind.

powergreen™ technology is cutting-edge green chemistry that harnesses the strength of naturally derived, non-toxic ingredients to deliver a mighty cleaning punch. our bathroom cleaner is powered by a combination of plant-based surface modifiers that help prevent grimy build-up, while solvents derived from timber mill by-products dissolve soap scum.
tub + tile flushable wipes
ever feel like certain people using your toilet could use a little…coaching? practice? aim? set this hardworking package of our flushable wipes nearby, and you (or, ahem, he) can wipe and flush at any moment for an instant clean. great for clean-ups all over the bathroom — sinks, countertops, faucets and tile — and they’re always septic tank friendly.


it may be hard to believe, but this tiny bottle of ultra-concentrated laundry detergent can do big things. that’s because the plant-based formula with smartclean technology® seeks out dirt and stains in a revolutionary new way to deliver beautifully clean clothes with just 1/4th the dose of the leading brand. plus, its handy pump makes for easy, one-handed use. no mess. no waste. no aching biceps.
to learn more, go to www.methodlaundry.com
squirt + mop hard floor cleaner smells so good, you practically want to eat off the floor. we don’t recommend it. but it is good to know this no-wax formula is non-toxic and biodegradable. makes you want to throw out the timer on that whole 5-second rule. plus, the ergonomically designed shower-nozzle spray covers your floors in fewer sweeps and helps avoid puddling.

gel hand wash 

it’s 4pm. do you know where your hands have been? probably better just to wash them and not think about it. what you should think about is what you’re washing with. unless you’re already using our naturally derived, triclosan-free, heavenly scented hand wash. in which case, feel free to give the next person you encounter a high five. you’ve earned it.



A little about Method:  
Adam Lowry and Eric Ryan, proud brainparents of method® and the very first people against dirty®. Despite founding one of the fastest-growing private companies in America, and single-handedly turning the consumer-packaged-goods industry on its head, these two former roommates are quick to tell you that they’re no heroes. And that’s true. They’re SUPER-heroes. And like every great superhero, they gained their powers after being exposed to toxic ingredients. Cleaning supplies, to be precise. But rather than turning them green or granting them the ability to talk to fish, Eric and Adam’s toxic exposure gave them something even better. An idea.

Eric knew people wanted cleaning products they didn’t have to hide under their sinks. And Adam knew how to make them without any dirty ingredients. Their powers combined, they set out to save the world and create an entire line of home care products that were more powerful than a bottle of sodium hypochlorite. Gentler than a thousand puppy licks. Able to detox tall homes in a single afternoon.


Other Products:-

fabric care - laundry detergent, softener
dish
hand care
body care
botanical antibacterial cleaners
all-purpose cleaners
bathroom cleaners
specialty cleaners (stainless steel, granite, wood)
floor cleaners


The above are mainly extract from their website, you may refer to Method FB, or their website, and blog for further information.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

December Giveaway! - A Exclusive Starbucks 2013 Planner

Guess most people know I'm a Starbucks fan, and with the recent promotion of Starbucks, I have got 2 planners in hand which I am giving away 1 for the lucky winner!

I don't have the picture of the planners, but you may refer HERE on how the planner look like.  This time the giveaway is simple, All you need is just follow the steps below, and you may win yourself a planner before year end.

The planner comes in 2 colours, and by even telling me which colour you want, you get yourself 1 entry!  So, good luck and try your best!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Company Teambuilding - My version

Last week, there were a number of FIRST in my life as a mother.  

First 1st, I left my princess with my cousin and she was not with me for more than 24 hours.  My team building event was in Klana Resort, Seremban and I decided not to bring her along as I don't know how the situation be.  I kind of regret that I didn't bring her since I know she love swimming so much!  

Second 1st, the meeting with the rest of team from Singapore and Hong Kong and get to know who is who.

Third 1st, A company that has a great event!  and I'm in it!  It's been a long while that I didn't have a team building event.

Forth 1st, Doing the wall repelling and flying fox!

Fifth 1st?  I FREAK OUT!!! AND ALMOST GOT BREAKDOWN!

However, I freak out during the flying fox!! It took me a while to climb up the 'stairs' vertically to reach the station.  Upon there, I was told to rest before I 'fly' and I made a big mistake for looking down!!!  I was stuck!! It freak me out, and I can feel even my shoes were loosen!!  I had a very fast heartbeat that I was so worry that I may just faint half way flying.  And NO WAY I'm getting down beside doing the fly!!!  I was no where near heaven at that moment.

I was worried.. I suddenly thought of my girl.  I starting thinking on my KWSP, my insurance, and whatsoever.. will that all enough for my girl to survive!?  Will my girl be taken care of by my mum? my brother? or anyone else?  I cried not knowing the facts of all these!  I regretted doing that when up at the station.

I prayed.. I let GOD know I'm bad, but I hope HE did not decide to take me back to him at that moment.  And with my colleagues cheering there, asking me to just close my eyes and fly! I DID!! with a huge scream all the way!!!!!!

Now, if anyone were to pay me for doing that, I don't think SO!!!  I guess I no longer so 'courage and strong' to do those high risk activities! haiz... 

Nevertheless, I'm happy I'm there to know the team, the have some fun, but sad to leave my girl behind... 

Monday, December 10, 2012

Princess Blog Will be close for Registered Member ONLY

I've decided to close the blog of my Princess to registered member only as I now want to keep her privacy. Furthermore, some pictures I took involved her friends, which may like to keep low and not to be expose too much.

You may register to become the reader HERE and I shall then put your registered email address into the blog.  

Thank you!

One month!

I am officially joined the current company over a month, and how significant is the 'future' is yet to be seen, but work is getting busier day by day.  Before anything could start, after a month of working here, followings are what observed:-

1)  Petrol usage is 40% lesser than previous.  My benchmark of petrol is always on the weekend when I do my weekly full tank pump.  Previously, I have to at least pump 30 liters of petrol, but now, sometimes is less than 20 liters and it's sufficient to last till the next pump.  I always pump petrol over the weekend as I enjoyed 5% rebate.

2)  Both of us get extra 20 minutes of sleep!  We used to get up at 6.40am, and rush like mad to get out of the house by 7.30am! Now, we can sleep till 7am, and still have time to cut fruits and pack lunch boxes and leave the house at 8am!

3)  Less cranky princess!  Since she could sleep longer, she woke up happy and smiling and even willing to pack her own bag!  She will request for cut-out bread and other stuff to bring to school!

4)  Travel time.  I spend less on the road, and we got to spend more time for dinner now!  Since I don't need to travel with my mum, I picked Princess from childcare and we go dinner together, or we just go jalan-jalan.  We have more time together now comparing we used to rush home with my mum as she got her classes after work.

5)  I spend less on lunch!  I now do my own lunch boxes, as you can see.  That's coz I got ample time at home to prepare and get Princess to involve in the preparation.  She will help to do some work while I prepare those lunch boxes.

6)  We sleep earlier!  As we had earlier dinner, we now head to bed in less a full tummy therefore we snooze off easily!  

7)  We have less office politics, and if I got nothing much to do, all I need is just keep quiet doing my blog, my FB and even done a photobook!  see, nobody bothers what you do here as long as work done!  

Now, the bad part?  THE PARKING!!  Mid Valley has 500++ names waiting to be allocated with the seasons parking, and I got to pay cash EACH DAY just to park here!!!  So far, that's all I can say!!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Putto Secret Foam Wash

I won a giveaways from imafulltimemummy, and was given the Putto Secret Foam Wash from Applecrumby & Fish.


While we were there to collect our prize, my little Princess has a chance to do her first photo shoot, and she was happily doing that.  When we brought back the prize, and my girl can't wait to 'test' it!  Before we go on test, let's photo what we got!

few samples



  


Product description:-
Putto Secret Foam Wash is an effective bubbly cleanser for babies and even for adults. It contains no preservatives and no colouring agents. Its ingredients (NHEB-05TM) promotes scar relief and provides high moisturising elements. Putto Secret Foam Wash foams up extremely well despite not using Sulphates in its ingredients, an ingredient which has been proven to be harmful to our well-being. Mothers love how it cleanses effectively without stripping away skin's natural oils. Suitable for skin types especially for dry and sensitive skin. Best of all, Putto Secret Foam Wash is free from Parabens, SLS, SLES and Mineral Oils!

Ingredients:-
Cocamidopropyl betaine, glechoma hederacea extract, houttuynia cordata extract, morus alba leaf extract, plantago asiatica extract, ulmus davidiana root extract, decyl glucoside, disodium cocoamphodiacetate, glycerin, 1,2-hexanediol, butylene glycol, sodium methyl cocoyl taurate, beta-glucan, fragrance, sodium hyaluronate, steartrimonium chloride, citric acid, panthenol (vit B5), disodium EDTA

Direction of Use:-
Use directly onto baby's skin and massage in circular motions for best cleansing results. Rinse off with clean warm water. Alternatively, you can also opt to pump a desired amount into baby's bath water for that fun bubbly bath that chilldren love. Be sure to rinse off briefly at the end to wash off all foam from baby's skin before wiping baby down.

Now, enough said from what the brochure said... it's time for me to tell you the truth!


  • The smells GREAT!  Princess just love it! 
  • With just 1 pump, it's enough to cover the whole body of my Princess
  • It's soft and does not feel dry after use!




Thursday, December 6, 2012

Ipad Apps Review: Hansel & Gretel: Lost

I've been in touch with the owner of the blog, I'm a full time mummy and we recently got another chance to review a Ipad apps on Hansen & Gretel:  Lost.

* Title: Hansel and Gretel: Lost
* Price: $3.99
* Category: Books
* Released: Oct 05, 2012
* Version: 1.0
* Size: 241 MB
* Language: English
* Seller: PB&J Publishing
* Rated: 4+
* Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.
**information above from I'm a full time mummy**


My girl enjoyed this apps very much, especially on the part with the interactive games.  If you remembered, this story is about Hansel & Gretel lost in the wood, and got into a candy house and a witch try to feed Hansel till fatter before eating him, and Gretel saved him by pushing the witch into the oven.  I use this story to tell Princess not to go anywhere without mummy, and she is to hold my hands all the time when we are out.

She likes to drop the candies from the candy house!  Frankly speaking, who don't like candy!!

Now, each night, Princess will be playing this story, before bedtime, and I can save up some energy, as this app will do the reading too!!  Here below are the characters!


The page is features with nice illustration and music! Best, is interactive and I love the most, Narration with text highlighting!






Disclaimer:
I did not received any monetary compensation for this review, the apps is provided to me for my review. This is solely my own opinions and should you consider buying this, please do further research. You may have a different views from me.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Book Review: Not Just a Princess (A Mia Book)


I reviewed one book in the Mia Book series earlier, and got another one last night to read!  This time, the picture in front got my princess laughing as she thinks it's funny for a girl with the pirate 'costume'!  She remembered she had one too when we were at one Disney event months back.  

Last night, was reading to her again, and Mia caught her attention of having fun in the playground, and having her dreams so 'big'!  This book illustrated how a girl can dream on her dream, and not just wanting to be a princess.  She find it better thrilled to be something else and she tried her very best to achieve it!

This book is great, simple to understand, and big pictures illustration!  It tells us that everyone can have their dream, and not stereotype to just one!  Mia did not want to be princess that morning, and she wanted to do something else!  Her mom is very encouraging telling her that she will still be her most love whatever she does!  

A book great to be read!

Mary has got this book dedicated to her Mia! How sweet... 

Thanks again to I'm a full time mummy










Disclaimer:
I did not received any monetary compensation for this review, a copy of the book is provided to me for my review. This is solely my own opinions and should you consider buying this, please do further research. You may have a different views from me.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

My comfort food... and it's now Princess too!


 


I always love Ketchup, and from young as a kid, I eat Ketchup like no tomorrow!  I add it into anything I eat  and I specially love it with my Maggi instant noodles (those with chicken flavour)!!  I like the sourish taste, and just love how it enhance the taste of my food!

Last week, I was a little stress out due to work, and I was in need of some comfort!  So, I went and look into my freezer, took out a pack of sausage, fries and opened a can of luncheon meat!  I did all the frying using my air-fryer (and after seeing the oil at the pan, I felt less guilty), and I dipped into a thick ketchup layer!!!  I practically using the food to eat with Ketchup!!!  ok, now you can call me MAD!

Then, in the last 2 weeks, my girl sees something red, she would assume it's Ketchup, and she will want to dip her food into it too till I tell her sometimes it's chilly sauce and not ketchup!  We were both dipping into the ketchup so happily, that we also took a quarter of the ketchup!  OMG!!!  We both even create so much giggle while dipping and dipping.. it's like 1 dip for you, 1 dip for me!!  and we go hahahaha... laugh!

Oh, not just that! I even fried eggs to be eaten with ketchup!  So, since my love with Maggi Ketchup, I want to submit this entry for the Maggi contest!  Who knows I win some Ketchup for my own consumption! 

How about you? what's your comfort food??


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