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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Contest : Gin & Jacqie MBP 2010 Contest

Ever since I have started to be a blogger again, I just realized that there is just so many giveaways and contest around that I don't even have time to participate in it.

And well, as the title of this blog post suggested, here is another contest. This time it's organize by Mom Bloggers Planet with the gifts sponsored by Gin & Jacqie.

For this contest we are suppose to name two bag that we really love and want from Gin & Jacqie. After I browse through the online store, I have found the bag that I love.

Runaway Julia in Red
(Image from www.ginjacqie.com/my)

I have fall in love almost instantly with Runaway Julia especially the red colour bag. The red color is really bright and contrast which make the bag stand out compared to the rest of the color available. But alas, it's sold out.

This bag featured a fold over clasp to close the bag and this have some how make the bag look trendier. Who doesn't like to look trendy?

I don't quite like bag with many compartment as usually those compartment is kind of small to "stuffed" in my stuff. And too many compartment also make myself confused as I might not remember which compartment I have keep a particular thing in. So, in the end I might have to open and check all the compartment before am able to find the things that I want.

That is why I think it will be great if I have this bag. The bag looks really spacious without many small compartment like some other bag do. Good and easy for me to "load" all my stuff into the bag. Am a person who is on the move most of the time and that's why I'll need a big and spacious bag where I can at least put my drinking water bottle and also some documents as I travel and well as my wallet, of course. One big spacious compartment make it easier for me to look for the document that I want too. This bag have what am looking for.

The bag looks very spacious, that I can some what use it as a baby bag too without it being look like one if you get what I mean. Well, except that this bag doesn't comes with the changing pad though. But even so, it's still big enough for me to carry my daughter milk bottle, wet tissue and all her diaper change need when we are out for a short shopping trip.I really hate it now that I have to carry at least 2 bags each time we are out with my daughter. 

Sleek Joanne in Polka Dot Brown
(Image taken from www.ginjacqie.com/my)

This contest came just in time and a laptop bag is what am looking right now. Hubby have just bought a laptop for me. But it doesn't comes with a laptop bag. I have been very busy with my work that I do not have the time to shop for the laptop bag.

Anyway, shopping for a laptop bag have not been in my "must do" list as most if not all the laptop bag available in the market is either plain in black color or the overall bag is big and bulky which I really hate. It's like apart from the weight of the laptop, I have to carry the heavy weight of the bag as well. Double the weight that I have to carry!!!

I need a laptop bag badly to protect the laptop that is given by my hubby. I badly need a bag to carry the laptop around now!!! I don't have a laptop bag right now and I just usually carry the laptop with my hand coverless and the power cord all in my handbag. Sounds funny. But that is what I really did now.

What I love about Sleek Joanne is the bag looks really "sleek" as what the name have suggested. It's lightweight and what more is it comes with my favourite polka dot design. I have to admit that I love almost everything that comes in polka dot prints. 

The polka dot print looks so yummy and make the laptop bag different from those laptop that we can easily get from computer store.

If you ask me why moms should get a bag from Gin & Jacqie, it's because Gin & Jacqie have an online store where we can buy from the comfort of our home. Most moms is a busy mom especially those who are a new mother and is a full time working mom. They'll hardly have extra time as most of the time is spent taking care of their young ones.

Plus, one of the good thing about Gin & Jacqie is they have the returns policy where they accept returns for the bag  as long as the bag is unused, unwashed and not damage for full refund or exchange. Meaning, we can return the bag in exchange of other bag if the bag that we purchase is not what we have expected. So, mama can shop at Gin & Jacqie with a peace of mind.

Apart from that, Gin & Jacqie have a variety and yet practical to choose from be it for yoga, baby or work or travelling.

Ok. With that said, am now wishing, hoping and praying very hard that I can win the laptop bag that I wanted so much. Good luck to everyone who join this contest. 

Friday, September 24, 2010

Contest : BambooLite CM-TrueFit Photo Contest

As some of you know, previously I have participate in one of the BambooLite giveaways. But I didn't manage to win any prize in that giveaway. You may read about my entry for that giveaways HERE. Then yesterday am so happy that I received an email that there'll be another giveaways sponsored by BambooLite. That is why am trying my luck here yet again.

This time round it's a photo contest and what is up for grab this time round is :-
Grand Prize : 1 piece of CM-TrueFit Premium (RRP : RM 80)
First Prize : 1 piece of CM-TrueFit PUL (RRP : RM 66)
Second Prize : 1 piece of CM-TrueFit PUL Lite (RRP : RM 54)
Third Prize : 1 piece Printed Fleece Cover (This is a new product from bambooLite) (RRP : RM 35)

There is a possibility that more prizes will be offer too depending on the participation !!!

For more details on the BambooLite Photo Contest, you may visit Cloth Diaper Malaysia website.

For more details on the BambooLite products, you may visit BambooLite website.

You may also join as BambooLite fan in BambooLite Facebook (Please "Like" the page to vote for my daughter. More details at the end of this post :p).

So, here it go for my first entry for this BambooLite Photo Contest.

(Please click on the photo for larger version)
Name : Tian Ying
Age : 20 months old
Type Of BambooLite Diaper In Picture Above : Bamboolite CM-TrueFit PUL Extra (Green Colour)
What I Like About BambooLite : I like the leg elastic as we can easily adjust it to fit the child whether the baby is skinny or have a chubby thigh.

P/S :
Please leave a comment in this post as every comment counts in this photo contest.

And if you have facebook, please vote for my daughter to increase my chance of winning.
- Simply go to BambooLite Facebook HERE and "Like" the page.
- Then please go to my daughter picture in the BambooLite Facebook HERE and click on "Like" to vote.

For those who have voted, thank you so much for your votes!!! Muack!!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival

It's mid-autumn today and it's suppose to be my ROM anniversary as accords to the Chinese calendar. But WH have been away to Sabah since yesterday and will only be back tomorrow. Well even if he is here also, we are not going to celebrate it.

Since WH is away, I have been staying at my parent house till he is back and since it's mid-autum today, I went back home for a dinner with my parent in law before returning to my parent house for a mini mid-autumn celebration and yes, I'll still be overnight in my parent house till WH is back in town.

By the way, I received yet another package from US when I went back for a dinner with my parent in law. Will update this when I have the time to do so.

And as usual for mid-autumn, all my niece and nephew will be coming over to my parent house to play lantern. Only different this time round is TY will get to join the play as well with her nieces and nephews.

So here am wishing everyone "HAPPY MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL"!!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

More And More Packages Arrived Today...

Am so happy when I reached home today. I have more packages arrived from US. This time round it’s woolies from Stephanie of Sweet Violets Mama!!! I have bought 2 pcs of her in stock wool longies and another custom of a longies and a capri. You heard it right. There’s 4 pcs all together.

Stephanie have send this out by International First Class mail on 13th September as what I have requested. And I received it today. I got this exactly 7 days after she sent it. The shipping is really fast!!!

Below is the in-stock longies that I bought. Am listing the full details of the longies so that I know where I can refer to next time if I ever want to sell it… :p

Sunset Stripes longies
Waist with elastic: 15-24"
Hips: up to 28"
Rise: 17 1/2"
Thigh: up to 14"
Inseam: 11 1/2"

This pair is made from 100% lambwool sweater. It’s sold to me as L/ XL size and it is said to fit toddler of 18mth old – 2 years old. The longies is of lighter weight wool. So Stephanie have added a thicker soaker layer through the wet zone. It’ll works great for day time and nap diapering. The colour stripes looks much better and vibrant in actual.

Sage Cable Knit Longies
Waist: 15-22"
Hips: up to 24"
Rise: 20 1/2" but waistband can be folded over to adjust
Inseam: 9 1/2" with cuff

According to Stephanie, this pair is made from 100% wool sweater from England. The size is also L/ XL just like the Sunset Stripes pair. But this pair it is said to fit a children of 12mth old – 2 years old. The longies is of mid weight wool. There is not additional soaker at the wet zone for this pair.

And  now my custom order. Both pair is made to order according to the measurement that I provide to the maker.

Dark grey cashmere with owl and tree appliqué longies
This pair is made from a very lightweight cashmere. Stephanie have actually added a full size thick wool soaker from lambwool and sewn it to the longies so that I can use this for night diapering. For this pair, I have requested to add appliqué on this pair of longies (this of course incurred additional charges). So, there is an appliqué of tree on the left and an owl on the right.

Autumn Stripes lambwool capri pant
This is also a lighter weight wool. So Stephanie have added a thicker layer of lambwool through then wet zone so that I can use this for night diapering. There is a cashmere waistband with elastic on this pair.

You might be wondering why I choose a lighter weight wool. Actually it's all because I sleep in a non air-cond room. So TY might feel hot if I wear her a thick or heavy weight wool longies.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

More Package Arrived From US

I received more parcel from US today. I have bought the Monkey Foot Designs wet bag from Etsy early this month and it arrived today. That's about 14 days after I make the purchase. Fast shipping I would say!!!

I bought 2 wet bags (size large and extra large) and both have the ProCare lining as waterproof layer. The seller pack it nicely with ribbon at the center of each of the wet bag.

In the original listing when I bought it, the size for the large wet bag should be 14" x 16" and the extra large is 16" x 22". But now the large size wet bag is measuring about 14" x 17" with the Michael Miller's Jungle Jam prints. The extra large size wet bag is measuring 16" x 21" with Alexander Henry's Alphonse And Mona Animal prints.

When I open up the package, I fall in love at first sight for the Michael Miller's Jungle Jam prints. I have no regret on getting the wet bag. The prints is really nice. By the way, this is one of the last wet bag that the seller have with this prints.

The one on the left is the size extra large wet bag and
on the right is the large size which the seller now have
only limited number for this print.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Babyhawk Oh Snap! SSC & Freehand Mei Tai Finally Arrived

My long awaited carrier have finally arrived!!! I have actually ordered this few months back but there is some issue on the delivery which I have finally able to ironed out the issue with the seller recently. Anyway, I have paid  close to USd 40 for postage for these.. Sigh...

I have bought both carrier brand new and now eagerly to try it out.

More details and photo to follow. Now busy preparing for my holiday for Raya. I'll be going to Singapore and Batam, Indonesia during this festive session. Can't wait for the holiday to come.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Am Back And FATTER Now!!!

Ok. Am back from my short holiday... Oh gosh!!! Am 2 kgs heavier now. I think this is because we are having a really good time staying at my uncle place. Imagine we just eat and sleep and "occasional" swim at his place.

There's a swimming pool at my uncle house and all the kids really loves swimming there. When we first reached his house, we took a short rest before started our first swimming session. Basically, we swim there whenever time permitted.

Back to the topic why am heavier now. All these actually start from the moment we arrived at my uncle house. My uncle is really generous that he offered us some good food when come to makan session and there is tonnes of foods in each of the "session". 

When we first arrived, it's already tea time. My uncle have prepared some food for our tea time. There's a wide variety of kuih and roti canai. Even for drinks, we get to choose from coffee, tea or milo if we want.

Then for dinner we brought us to a restaurant for a so called simple dinner. Well, it's not really a simple dinner when we arrive there. He have ordered so many food that we got to stuffed ourself with food. Even so, there is still some leftover.

On the following day, he bought a wide variety of dim sum for us to choose from for breakfast as he know we'll be busy swimming with the kids in the morning. So he leave the food on the table so that we can eat it after our swim session.

At noon, he bring us to a famous duck rice restaurant for a lunch. Again, he ordered many foods that we took a long time to finish it off.

For dinner we went to some famous seafood porridge there. The porridge taste good. The only downside is TY is sleeping while we are having dinner. So I got to carry her in my arm. Sob.. Sob..

After the dinner, there's supper at around 11pm or midnight. There's biscuits, mooncake and tea while I surf the internet with my macbook at that time.

The following day before we leave his place to go back to KL, he bring us to eat the bitter gourd soup and some other food as well in a restaurant. More food stuffing in our tummy before we leave. Hahaha...

In some way, I felt like as if am in a food paradise while staying at my uncle's house. But now I'll have a hard time to shed off the extra weight... 

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

UK Farm At Kluang, Johore

My eldest sister get to know of UK Farm from one of her friend in Facebook. Since it's on the way to my uncle place, we decided to include UK Farm in our travel itinerary.The road leading to UK Farm is not tarred road. It is those plantation road. From the main road, you might have to drive for about 2 kilometres or so on those plantation road before you reach UK Farm.

The modified mini bus that toured us around
the farm
Anyway, to continue from my previous post, my parent, my sister and everyone is waiting for us to arrive at the reception area. My sister selected the RM 30 day tour package which includes a set lunch which I busy taking photo with the UK Farm mascot. After ticket is purchased, by about 11.30am we started our day tour around the farm with the mini bus accompanied by a "tour guide".

Photo session with the mascot of UK Farm
We started the tour to visit the goat farm. I never know that even effort is needed to prepare the goat food so that the goat get sufficient nutrition. What surprise me even more is that the grass for these goat in the UK Farm is actually imported and specially flown in from US. In other words, the grass that the goat eat in UK Farm is actually so much more expensive that the 2 packet of nasi lemak that I ate at the Pagoh R&R before I come to UK Farm.

At the goat farm, I can have a close view of the goat and feed the goat with the grass. I get to hold the baby goat too while TY looking at the goat curiously.

TY looking at the goat curiously
TY is feeding the goat
We then proceed to the ostrich farm with the mini bus. The tour guide told us that some of their ostrich is flown in specially from South Africa. The ostrich have a very nice fur and it looks very clean too. Here, we get a chance to feed the ostrich too. The grass is provided by the tour guide as all these is inclusive in our day tour package already. The ostrich feed on the grass rather fast. What I notice is they'll only feed on the leaves and leave only the "branches" if you get what I mean. 

It's feeding time!!!
After the ostrich we visited the "passion fruit street" and guava farm thereafter. I "harvested" some passion fruit there and ate some of it on the spot. The passion fruits tastes really good. It's tastes a bit different from the passion fruit that I tried before. The guavas from the farm tastes very sweet too. Anyway, we are only allow to eat a few of the free fruit on the spot. The rest of the fruits that we "harvest", we can choose to get it weighted and pay for it at the end of the tour. 

Passion fruits that I managed to "harvest"
During our tour, we stopped over at the chalet and have a look at it. The tour guide let us visit 1 of the chalet there. Overall the chalet is clean and neat with all the basic amenities like bathroom and TV. But if you ask me if I'll stay there, no I won't. Don't ask me why. The chalet just doesn't look appeal to me.

Inside the chalet...

Next in our itinerary is the bottle feeding the baby goat with milk. If we did not take the tour package, the milk would cost RM 3 per bottle. All in all, we should have around 12 bottles to feed the goat. But I think we get more than that. Hahaha... The tour guide keep on refill the bottle for us until he himself have lost count, I think... :P Anyway, I think the goat is really hungry. It keep on want for more. That aside, the children really have fun bottle feeding the sheep. This includes my little TY as well... 

Bottle feeding the goat session. TY's unlce is helping her in
bottle feeding the goat.
After all the tour, it's started to rain and we reached the reception area just in time to avoid ourself getting wet by the rain also for our lunch. The lunch that includes in the tour package is the pre-pack lunch set. We just pick want we want to eat and the waiter will just heat the food with the microwave. Overall, it's not the best food but then it's not the worst food too. I ate the rendang chicken rice set. Taste not too bad. There's passion juice drink too which I personally like it. There is also cake made from the goat milk here. The kids on the other hand get to eat the ice-cream made from the goat milk too. 

We are given a paper fan which is said to be the DIY souvenir from our tour package. Kind of disappointed with the free gift but then again, hey I paid only RM 30 and am expecting to get more than this? :P

Anyway, towards the end of our trip in UK Farm here, I bought a small bottle (300ml) and also a big bottle (1 litre) of the goat milk after the free milk testing session. The goat milk taste good too at least to me. It doesn't have those heavy goat smell if you get what I mean.

Overall, I have quite an enjoyable trip with my family there.