Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Post #0144 -

Dear Earthlings, 
I know I'm on the last train.. but I would like to confess that I'm totally hooked with pinterest
It's a website that everybody can share their interest and ideas. In order to join the community, one has to send the invitation. In my case, my special thanks goes to - kc. Otherwise, it would be forever wait for me. 

Much fun to look for pictures compared to google images.

Now playing : Bruno Mars - It will rain

Friday, November 25, 2011

Post #0143- Johor Premium Outlet

Dear Earthlings,

Oh yes! You see it right! 

We got the invitation but, I don't think I can make it due to..  office commitment which I have confirmed a week earlier!!
Sad! Sad! Sad! *cry blood*
The most awaiting invite, yet couldn't make it. Boo hoo!

Anyways, for those who wants to go for official launching, they can do so on 11-December-2011. No pass needed as it's open for public.

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Post #0142 - Yellow and Wheels

Dear Earthlings, 

We send both of our kids to the same school, but they are in different class. Youngster #1 in PlaySchool and Youngster #2 in Nursery. So far we are satisfied with the School programme though they are always take time off like Teacher Training Day, Teacher Meeting, School Dinner etc.

I always communicate with the teachers. The most would be Youngster #2 teacher. 
Morning chat would be with Youngster #2's teacher during drop off and later in the afternoon Youngster #1 teacher when pick up.

Anyways, for Nursery.. their ratio is ONE TEACHER = THREE CHILDREN (newborn - 1.5 years old), which I totally happy with it. Previously Youngster #2 was under Teacher L, until last August she went for maternity leave and a new teacher replacing her - Teacher N, a fresh grad from UIA majoring in child physchology.
Seeing that Youngster #2 is close and very de manja with Teacher N, she continues to take care of him instead returning him to Teacher L. The best part is, she always update, text me and even record on a video of Youngster #2 milestone. (Maybe I should get something for her). hehe

Speaking of milestone, 
Right now Youngster #2 is developing interest over music. When the music is on, he will be the first person shaking his head/body and try to sing along. Told her that I'd like to enrol Youngster #2 for drum class. Apparent, the Teacher is also a drummer. How cool is that??

This morning, she told me that Youngster #2 likes to spin wheel and yellow color. 
Upon hearing this, I was ermm.. confused. 
So I googled on the connection kids loves spinning wheel and yellow. The keyword was something like - wheel.yellow. As I googled, I stumbled on the signs of autism. (knock on wood) Alhamdulillah, he does not have the signs, but I'm just curious why he loves car/wheel and yellow color (of all the colors lah). 
Read some stories here.

I told my boss about my concern. According to her, I'm too pshycho and being freak out for nothing. 
Damn, must be because of my medication.

On the other side, for the past few weeks, I've been following Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential and  Institut Nury

They are the organisations that support the development of family and kids.
No words can describe how I feel, because I know I don't have much courage to face it unlike other parents. It teared me when I read the success stories. How Almighty laid out His test in different ways. The parents have my utmost respect in raising the special kids.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Post #0141 - (the) words

Dear Earthlings, 

 No one can tell you what 
your child’s future will hold.

Now playing : Avril Lavigne - Keep holding on

Monday, November 21, 2011

Post #0140 - Johor Premium Outlet

Dear Earthlings, 
Haha.. it's like never ending for me to post about JPO. The anticipation is off the roof! 

And look what I found - they are doing the sneak preview from 2nd to 10th December :)

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Post #0139 - Be Fancied : Hidden Door

Dear Earthlings, 

I bet many of you have already watched Panic Room before. Speaking of panic/safe room, it's a room where you can hide things or even yourself in it. D'uh!
Anyways, would it be great if we could have this?? I'm not sure where we can find such carpenter here in KL. Sangat cool.

 Now playing : GLEE (Rachel) - Get it right

Friday, November 18, 2011

Post #0138 - Be Fancied : Storage under stairs

Dear Earthlings, 
(Pictures - Combination google & pinterest)

Now playing : GLEE (Rachel & Finn) - Pretending

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Post #0137 - In between Splish Splash and Medication

Dear Earthlings, 

We finally took Youngster #2 to the pool last weekend.. at the age of 15 months! (Unlike Youngster #1, I started to dunk her since she was 3 months old) 

It's not because we were tied up with work, but it's due to in-out hospitals and never-ending flu.

Youngster #2 has been depending on drugs for months. Bottle after bottle. Believe it or not, if it's not every week/fortnight.. we go to the hospital every month for check ups. I can memorise all the drugs that were prescribed to us - Flixonase, promethazine, iliadin, butylin, rhinathiol, singulair etc.. you name it. I even can guess what are the meds that the doctor is going to prescribe to us.

I don't really control the Youngsters diet. But only for Youngster #2, I keep biscuits away from him. This is because any kind of biscuit can trigger cough. 

His nose will only dry for a day or two. Then the flu return, followed by cough, and phlegm. Don't let me start on puff. From blue puff, grey puff to red puff.. we've tried it all. For all we know, he's infected with pneumonia. Not once, but twice within 6 months.

Todate, we've seen 5 Pediatricians. Some of them are good, but the treatment given does not suit him until we met the final one. 

This year alone, Youngster #2 has been admitted 6 times. Started in February and the last one about two weeks ago. Twice for pneumonia, (and four more I couldn't recall). Tired of this, I have been monitoring him closely since he last admission. Seeing that we send both of them to School, we have no choice but to boost their immunisation.
Basically this is his routine -

Morning : 
1) Puff (Orange)
The Paed advised us to puff him twice a day.
2) Nose Spray (Sterimar) (6 hourly - if there's flu)
The sea-water spray is to clean the nose.

Night : 
1) Puff (Orange)
2) Nose Spray
3) Zyrtec (if he has flu)
4) Honey 
I give him about 2.5ml and the sister 3ml. People said that it's not good to give honey to a child. 3 out of 5 Paed that we met also said the same thing. To me, as long as they don't show any allergy or something, then the honey should be ok. Do note that honey must be taken by using plastic spoon/syringe. Can't use any kind of steel. Else, it won't work.

The one in the picture is the cheap ones. I think the price is not more than RM30. If you have extra budget, you can go for - RM126 per jar.

5) Chlorophyll 
This product (UniCity) was recommended by my Dad. Had no choice but to take it (because my dad twisted my arm) due to some testimonial saying that it works for sensitive nose. Mixed it with milk - One teaspoon = 8oz milk. RM75 per jar.

Plus, we also subscribed to air purifier. (RM100 & RM80 (inclusive service charge) per month for two years contract). I can't remember how many times they come to service. Was it every month? or every 3 months? or every six months?? Gotta to check the contract.

At first we were very skeptical. Mainly because we can't see the dust etc yet this product claim that it can prevent all the sickness. Bla.. bla.. bla..

Cut story short, few weeks ago we went to HomeDec and came across Coway booth. I'm not sure whether you have heard about this product before, but to us.. that was our first time hearing the brand. 

Holding on "we have nothing to lose", we select two (out of 4 (or 5) air purifier.
In our living room, we place - Lombok

While in bedroom - Dolomities
(Can also read here)

So far.. (3 weeks in use).. I'd say that the house is not stuffy anymore (We closed the sliding door and windows because there is a construction just in front of our unit, and it's very dusty!)

But in my personal view, I prefer Dolomities over Lombok. At least for Lombok I can see that the color changes (from red (dusty/odor) to red + blue and blue (clean & clear). Compared to Lombok, I feel that it doesn't do much different. 

As for impact on our kids.. 
I'm not sure whether it's because of the air purifier or the honey or the Chlorophyll. What ever it is, I'm glad that they are no longer coughing.

Now playing : Bruno Mars - It will rain

Friday, November 11, 2011

Post #0136 - Be inspired : The Yellow Cape Cod

Dear Earthlings, 

Lately I've been eyeing on the interior designs. To be specific, not by the famous designers, but by ordinary people who are brilliant enough to turn the trash into treasure. DIY.

This is actually an easel style floor frame that the owner hung sideways on the wall. Since it was a Halloween month, it explains why the spiders were there.

Also, making full use of the tiny space (and DIY desk)

 and wallah!!

Another simple DIY - The owner picked up a spool of white grosgrain ribbon and hot glued a stripe around the top and around the bottom.



It's amazing how this little thing can bring so much different in our fittings.

Now playing : Movie - The Time Traveller's Wife

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Post #0135 - Another set of Wishlist : Nikon 1 -vs- Sony NEX

Dear Earthlings, 
I think it has been more than 4 years I said that I need to get myself a DSLR. (And) as you can see, the DSLR is still living in my d.r.e.a.m. Hahaha. Haven't materialised, yet!

As I am a self-proclaimed a Nikonian, I decided to buy a Nikon DSLR. That was the last year's story. But had to put on hold because I just got to know the difference between full frame and half frame on that day itself. Sadly, full frame for Nikon costs a bomb! Boo-hoo! (Yes, my knowledge in DSLR is very-very-very micro tiny)

Though I can't afford to have a full frame Nikon DSLR, I (still) do  not want to settle for Canon even though their full frame is in my affordable range. No hard feeling for Canon user, the truth is I don't really appreciate their colors. Tried one on GadgetGeek's camera as he is a Canon Lover.

Not only that, I keep on persuading myself that I  don't have time to learn on  how to handle a professional camera, for now I believe this is my best resort.


I'm torn between this two mainly because I'm a SONY sucker, and at the same time wanted to move to Nikon. 
Whatever it is, one thing in common, they are compact cams with interchangeable lens, lightweight, can do movies and can do miracle (almost) the same like DSLR. (ok, that's more than one)  Verrrrrrry practical for those who travel with kids. 

I definitely do not want to lose my bags and most importantly my camera bag each time we travel with the youngsters. There are many incidents that parents tend to leave/lost one of their bags during their vacation due to so-many-hand-luggage. 

For all I know, I will be switching on the Auto mode (like always) and by having a DSLR would be a waste of money (another key point to have this micro :P )

I'm still doing my research and comparing these products. But for now, Sony wins-
1) I'm used to its cameras.. annndddd
2) It has 16. - 24.7 MP (Yeah I know. Our eyes can't see it much, but as I said before, I'm a sucker when it comes to MP!)

Nonetheless my concern is, will it tilt? How stable is the camera when we attach the lens?

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Post #0134 - 2011 GAP Casting Call

Dear Earthlings, 

We didn't participate in last year's casting, but planning to do so next weekend. 
Not hoping much but just trying our luck.
We are sending Nano (as my colleagues named him)

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Monday, November 7, 2011

Post #0133 - Stranger in the house

Dear Earthlings, 
After about 14 months we kicked out our (8 days) Cambodian Maid, we are now searching for a maid. At this point of time, we do not really mind whether the maid is from Indonesia or Philippines. 

Nervous, yes I am - as the pain of having a maid is still there. But we think we need a helper.
Believe it or not, the cheapest we got the quotation is RM10k for Indonesian Maid, and RM12k for Phillipines Maid. So damn expensive!!

Both of us have agreed that though we have maid, we will still be sending the kids to school. Even if the new one coming, I think the baby also will be going to the same school.

As I'm working right now, I do not know how to train/monitor this maid. But one thing for sure, I know that I'm bloody fussy with how things work in the house.

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Post #0132 - Johor Premium Outlet in Johore

Dear Earthlings, 

Previously I said that JPO will be opened on 11 November 2011. So I heard they are postponing to 11 December 2011.

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