Quote of the Day.

"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can."

-Arthur Ashe (1943-1993); American tennis player, social activist

Monday, December 20, 2010

Jumpsac Orbit SSC ( The New Version )

I finally managed to get a hand for the Jumpsac Orbit SSC Tester!

Thanks to Syaz ( the owner of the JumpsacBaby.com)  for giving me such  opportunity to become one of the tester for the newly improved Jumpsac Orbit SSC.
Once, I had the 1st version of Jumpsac SSC and the newly improved version is much much comfortable with all the padding at right places.(Shoulder padding and waist padding really fits comfortably)I am totally impressed with the new improved Jumpsac Orbit!





What I love :
- The single adjustable buckle.
-The SSC looks wide but it fit snuggly to my girl.
-The shoulder padding goes under my armpit which I prefer to be that way instead of the webbings.
-Back carry is great since I can put my girl high on the waist without feeling any back or shoulder straining.
What I don't like :
-It 's sometimes difficult to find a perfect spot with a seat dart,(probably I still didn't able to adjust properly on that part.) There would be always a space between my girl's bottom and the seat dart and I need to shake/bounce Ava every time so that she can sit properly in it.
-The body panel feels a bit thick  thus it's quiet warm but I don't mind for being a bit warmth with my baby attached to me especially at the crowded places .
I do think this improved one is suitable for a baby 8 months and above since the body panel is higher than the previous one.However there's a trick on getting the small baby sitting higher inside the carrier by putting a small folded towel or bolster on top of the seat dart .
Next, a tester from Snugg Baby, still waiting for my chances to try one .

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Want aka One


Mummy shows this to Ava,

"Do you "want" mummy to read 

your book?while passing the book to her.

Ava took the book and answered,

"Two!!"


(I might mistakenly pronounced the word wrongly.)

Monday, December 13, 2010

I Won!!!

A Wahmies Wetbag!! Thanks to everyone who voted Ava and she managed to receive a wonderful cute prize from MyCheekyBoo!!!
Thanks Bonnie. The White Cows prints is truly adorable.

This is the one which Ava won from the Cheeky Boo store

6 pieces of diapers inside the wetbag and still have lots of room to put more diapers.(or other things such as wet cloths and etc)
Speaking about wetbag, now I have three wetbags in my stash. 

First from the top, the prize which currently won is the Wahmies All Day White Cows. Second, Wahmies All Day Retro Circle. Third, Bouncy Baby in Purple and the small one is a wetbag for Cloth Pad from Mama Patch.

 It has double zipper to separate clean and soiled pads. 
I have been using fully cloth pad for almost 4 months. They are seriously comfortable to wear and chemical free.Even for overnight I used the Night Cloth Pad .(It is super comfy compare using the disposable pad).

Another Giveaways which I won this year even I only managed to get the 2nd and 3rd prizes were from the Malaysia Babwearing 10 Contest.


Ava won the category for the Best Happy Picture. The category actually did not exist from the earlier contest but I guess this was one of the surprises category which the organizer announced not until the end of the contest..:)


3rd prize for the Babywearing Men category.
Hubby with his dear cousin Melvin are among the winners..Yippe!!



3rd prize for the Snoozing Baby category.

and I won the 2nd prize for writing an essay "The Importance Of Safe Babywearing"
ENTRY 2
by SHEENA APIN
 It is important to practice safe babywearing because the safety of our little one is our responsibility. Our precious baby is fragile and depends on us for care and protection. On the otherhand safe babywearing need not only refer to the baby but also the babywearer safety.  

First and foremost,  get to know the strength and limitation of your baby carrier. Some carrier are meant for different weather and temperature condition; some are meant for casual wear and others are suited for heavy duty hiking trip; some comes in one size to fit all and some suited for a weight range.
The second point to consider would be practice, practice and practice!!! Get familiar on how to safely put in and take out the baby from the carrier. Practicing with a dummy until you get it right and get somebody to spot you.
The third point to consider is your posture and your foot wears, when it comes to babywearing these two will either make you or break you. Don’t slouch so that your weight is transferred evenly down from you shoulder and hip to the sole of your feet evenly. High heels is nice and sexy but a sprain ankle or a trip and fall might be nasty.
The fourth point to consider is to be vigilant of your surroundings. Watch out for commotion  and sharp object at baby height. Try to keep a gap /distance from your surrounding while babywearing.  
Last but not least, before donning your carrier, it is always good to admire your carrier and at the same time to check if there is any wear and tear. Safety first and you will enjoy babywearing!!!

Looks like I would be receiving and stalking at Mr.Postman for a few deliveries by this end of December..hehe.
It's like receiving gifts from Santa!!:))

Friday, December 10, 2010

I was silent because......

I have been re-discovered my love for sketching for the past few days.
As an amateur, I must say I am quiet happy with the end result but not yet satisfied, there's a lot of error on shading here and there and not to mention my poorly sketched on the figures. But when you have a passion for passion, it would not be possible to just follow your dream, no?




Thumbelina from the adaption of Barbie Thumbelina. Ava truly loves this story.


Sunday, December 5, 2010

Advent

Changing background for the Advent...Waiting for Christmas to come....

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Funny Moments On....

TANGLED

After deciding I should have a personal time alone for a few hours during the weekend, I went to the mall and treated myself with a movie. It is the non-3D cinema but would still making great wonders for a lady who haven't step foot inside the cinema for months!

The movie was hilariously funny and tearful..or was it just me since I haven't watch movies at the cinema for ages till I get over excited?!I might have mixed feeling about this.
Anyway I would like to share a few scene which caught my heart the most and I have been day dreaming of em' for days!

The narrator.
The story started out with a narrator telling a story about a bandit named Flynn Rider aka Eugene Fitzherbert who had been chased by the King's guards for stealing the " Lost Princess Crown".I am impressed on how the narrator expressed the story lines. It's like when you are listening to a stand out comedian and he's able to make the audience giggles without trying so hard to impressed them, well that's Eugene, the narrator.
Love this scene when Flynn Rider stealing the crown behind the Guard's back and managed to greet gaily to the guard before he went off to the ceiling.

Hide and seek in the jungle.
Incident with the guards chasing Flynn Rider in the jungle. This was when Maximus(The dedicated guard's horse) character came to view and I must say Maximus is my favourite Walt Disney sidekick after Mushu(Mulan guardian dragon). You don't want to miss the scene when Maximus tried to snatch the Crown from Flynn R and Flynn was struggling to get away from Maximus!




Flynn Rider found the Tower.
He successfully managed to hide from Maximus but unfortunately he had been knocked off till he fainted by Rapunzel with a frying pan!
When Flynn Rider tried to persuade Rapunzel to let him go, he gave Rapunzel his best smolder gaze ever which gave me a goosebumps but giggled  till I had tears in my eyes.
The smolder

Rapunzel's poker face when staring at Flynn Rider's smolder face.

The Damsel In Distress free at last.
Finally Rapunzel getting out from the tower and once she set her foot on the ground, she went extremely crazy and hysterically screaming with joy. After a few moments of getting herself excited with everything new around her, she ends up crying and Flynn thought she's just one depressed girl who ain't got nothing to do with him.

Snuggly Duckling
The name sounds quiet harmless right?It is!! but not until you able to muse their heart out.LOL!!




Sword fight with Maximus.
Flynn Rider used a frying pan(which he much impressed by it) to counter defeat Maximus who confidently using a sword to attack Flynn.




Maximus and Flynn Rider re-bound.

Here 's Rapunzel trying to persuade the bored looking Maximus to befriend with Flynn Rider.

Poking each other when Rapunzel not watching.


I could almost felt the softness of Rapunzel's hair!!The anime-maker created it beautifully.
The movie indeed is worth to watch for. 
I cried when Flynn cut off Rapunzel's hair before he died. 
I was like,"Oohh not the hair!!I love the hair!!"..
The story ends up with a closure that had been done and told beautifully by Eugene.(Well except the Rapunzel's brunette short hair,huhuhu).




I am movie-satisfied!But when the cinema's light finally came out and sting my eyes, I know I have to get back to the reality...AGAIN.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

How To Dress 10 pounds Slimmer

Christmas is around the corner, a few wedding invitation need to be attend, family gathering and more function to come.The good thing is I would be able to dress up for the upcoming events and party but the bad thing is...I'am gaining a few pounds after giving birth!! and the weight stay there until now(17 months had passed since I was giving birth).To start a diet plan and exercising is not going to help on hiding the bulge since dieting takes time . It might takes 2 to 3 months to get the result and I only have 3 more weeks to go!!I am desperately need to hide all the unwanted bulges and dress confidently in front of others.
And it's just the right timing I found this site on how to dress 10 pounds slimmer..well I hope this trick would works for me later.:)



Trim Your Tummy
Reach for your empire waist dresses or blouse so that it would draw the attention away from the bulging tummy.Pair with straight leg pants or jeans.Stick with dark solid colors to stay looking slim.Don't wear anything which can draw attention to your waistline.

Slim your behind
Boot-cut and straight leg jeans with darker shades always do wonders on creating a slimmer butt.

Disguised un-toned arms
My arms is flabby but I never a fan on wearing a three-quarter-length sleeves but probably I might give it a try for a dinner reception.
Cinching a belt above your waistline always do a wonder to draw away attention from the arms.

Streamline Chunky Thighs
Go for a flat and simple pants.. excessive detailing would making your  thighs more noticeable.
I don't really go for this style, I prefer to wear a full length knee dress and cinch the belt up to below the chest line.

Downplay a large bust.
I wont be needing this since this is the only part which didn't tag along with the others.lol!
But according from the site, bra fitting is important to make em' looks thinner and making your torso leaner.
For more info on what to Do or Don't wear, browse to the link below:

Images and info are courtesy from the ShoppingLifeStyle

Now off to the closet  in hoping to find a few similar outfits to wear soon!!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Another Monday

How am I feeling today?
Not good..I've been procrastination most of the tasks this morning, spending more time on wondering "What if I...???
Totally not in a motivate mode at all..:(.

Anyways, hours went by and I feel much better.



Hubby made us an energy booster which deliciously yummy and refreshing.
Mixes of red and green apples, orange, grapes and cucumber(no sugar added) ends up it taste like a watermelon juice!

And this was our lunch for today. 
Anchovies mix with cabbage..Ava's favorite dish. 

Happy Monday Everyone..God Bless!


Ooh by the way, to all the cloth diapering mamas who happen to stop by at my humble blog, Eli Monster cloth diaper is selling at EverythingBabyThing.
I have two of these and truly impressed by the workmanship and the absorbency of the minky felt diaper.Very cushy and fluffy!!
Have fun browsing!!!:)



Saturday, November 27, 2010

18 Till I Die!!!!!Loving It!!!!

Sweet momma Kenny tagged me with this funny crazy, and exciting questionare!!! This reminds me  why I love music so much !!!
The Rules (Copied and Pasted here):
Put your music library on shuffle. For each question, press the next button to get your answer. You must write that song title as the answer to the question, no matter how silly it sounds! Most of the time they seem to work though, strangely enough. The answer to #20 is the Title of your note.

1.If someone says, “Is this okay?” you say
Big Girls Don't Cry(Fergie)

2. How would you describe yourself?
Listen(Beyonce)(hmmmm.....I can say I am good listener tho)

3. What do you like in a guy/girl?)
I Think I Love You..???????(Full House soundtrack(Korean drama series))

4. How do you feel today?
Call Me When You Are Sober...??okeh this is weird..(Evanesence)

5. What is your life’s purpose?
Listen (Oh this make sense..LOL)..again....

6. What's your motto?)
Sarang Hae..(I Love You in Korea also from one of the Korean series)
(I try to love everyone but now I realize there's a risk on loving someone especially when you don't know who they truly are)

7. What do your friends think of you?
HAhahahha..ok, "Doraemon" tune??

8. What do you think of your parents?
Dreaming of You..by Selena

9. What do you think about very often?
Untukmu by Feminin..(LOL!!My Goodness I can't stop laughing!!)

10. What is 2 + 2?
My Favorite Thing...???The Sound of Music

11. What do you think of your best friend(s)?
Passera by IlDIvo..alalala....

12. What do you think of the person you like?
Everytime I look at You by IL Divo.

13. What is your life story?
If Tomorrow Never Comes by Ronan Keating.

14. What do you want to be when you grow up?
Fixing A Broken Heart??

15. What do you think of when you see the person you like?
Can't Help Falling In Love -Julio Iglesias

16. What will you dance to at your wedding?
Ordinary World by Duran Duran? (It can't be!!)
(Our official wedding dance song is From This Moment by Shania Twain)

17. What will they play at your funeral?
Until The End OF Time by Jordan Hill

18. What is your biggest fear?
Sixteen Going On Seventeen..hahhaha..by Sound of Music soundtrack.

19. What is your biggest secret?
Butterfly by Mariah Carey

20. What will you post this as?
18 Till I DIe by Bryan Adams..wohooo!

Thanks for tagging Kenny..this is seriously FUN!!!!
Anyone who read this post you are welcome to tag along and post this at your blog!!

MMR Shot and Kinderpack..(No more Enable pls!!)

Finally after have been delayed for almost 5 months, Ava got her MMR(Immunization against measles, mumps and rubella) shot today. She was desperately trying to get away from the doctor during the check up and started to cry miserably when the nurse put her on the bed. As usual I was not strong enough looking the needle was being poked Ava's thigh and let hubby in charge of her. Ava was crying and looking at the doctor with her tears streaming down her cheeks. She stopped crying when I nursed her outside while waiting for the prescription when suddenly she started to cry all over again after checking/looking at the wailing baby behind us. I quickly put her inside the carrier and she slowly calm down and snuggle inside getting ready to have her nap..fuhh!!Just in time for the carrier to give some helping hand.

In a different note, finally my Kinderpack SSC arrived safely after it nearly and almost get a tax charges by the Malaysia customs!Luckily Lisa come to the rescue and with her good PR communication  towards the custom officer, my carrier was finally free from any charges!!Thanks a lot dear!!



I love the strap which felt comfy and cushy. The standard strap just fit nice on me hence no web digging around my under arm.
At first I was concern about a hip strain since a few mama voice out about their hip was getting strain because of the "seat" alike design on the carrier which left a gap within their body and baby.
But all I could feel right until this time is the feeling of comfyness and style ;).
Comparison between Kanga XT and Kinderpack?
I love both of them and they are beautiful carriers indeed. 
I do have a small wish though,
I wish that the Kinderpack waist pad has the same structured like the Kanga waist pad and Kanga shoulder straps similar to Kinderpack's.
I 'm guessing when this two combine together it would become a complete SSC heaven! But well probably it's just me..:).and probably other mamas wished that too!

I've been eyeing another brand of SSC(Gosh when this ever going to stop!) but I would put it on hold right now  since there's a lot more commitment need to be accomplished. 
Right now I am happy to have owned some beautiful carriers and helping me the most when I needed it.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Lack of Style, Is that a crime?

Admiring at my newly bought wedges made me thinking,"When I looked back to the previous one I bought, I always ends up choosing a design either with the same pattern or color ".

Look at this,
These brown sandals meant for a workhorse used aka hiking and running errands.

And since I found out I would never again getting comfortable with my heels when attending any functions.(Imagine running and tagging your toddler inside and outside the ballroom hotel wearing a high heels,it's a nightmare!!)
This heels has done her service well and I am truly love on how tall I look and how I felt sexy when putting this on!Unfortunately my dear, you will be placing safely inside the box to make way for the new one.

So I decided to buy another one which I find the most comfort when wearing it and loving the style.I can even run with it without any sprain ankle.
(I wish the wedges comes with different color tho  but there's only one available.)


Yet I am wondering the design had similarity with my previous one but only this is 2 inches taller.Doesn't that prove I am lacking a sense of style?:((
But as what my other half said."Trust me, your feet looks perfect with this one of a kind. "
Finally..I just rest my case..:))......



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