Thursday, April 30, 2009
The other day I overheard my husband saying, "I know, I know. But it's okay to shit in your pants at this age" masa Ayra merengek sbb poo-poo. I couldn't help but laugh at his words.
Labels: Mommyhood and Baby
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
That's what I had when I took the first few bites of Krispy Kreme doughnuts yesterday. My husband, who had tasted Krispy Kreme when he was in the States years ago, had warned me about the sweetness.
These donuts are crispy yet soft, but they are TOO sweet. The Original Glazed is like 3 times sweeter than J.Co's Glazzy - I said 3 bcoz I can gorge 3 Glazzy donuts without feeling sick, but I had a hard time finishing just one Krispy Kreme's Original Glazed bcoz it's overbearingly sweet. And same goes to their other flavors. They are all coated with that icky glazy stuff, original or not. Even the chocolate ones taste more sugary than chocolatey! I feel like having something really pahit (like Espresso), or something really pedas after eating those donuts. It's really that sweet.
To me, Krispy Kreme is just a slightly better version of Dunkin Donuts - they are softer and that's just it. I'd go for soft and yummy ones from J.Co and Big Apple. But that's just me (and my husband). Which donut is your favorite?
Labels: Food and Recipes
Monday, April 27, 2009
These cuties are J.Co's J.Pops, which comes in a box of 24 bite-sized donuts in 12 different flavors. Good thing they have most of my favorite flavors like Oreology, Mona Pisa, Da Vin Cheez, Tira Miss U and Heaven Berry. And it's even better that you don't have to join the long queue just to get a box of this babies.
Price: RM18 per box.
p/s: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts at Berjaya Times Square has finally opened today. I wonder who won the 1-year supply of dougnuts!
Labels: Food and Recipes
Sunday, April 26, 2009
One of the reasons why I like pouches is bcoz of its simplicity. It's like a piece of cloth that's about the size of a small swaddling blanket (when unfold) and it's extremely compact. Wearing it is easy-peasy; there's no rings and buckles and hooks and whatnot. If simplicity is your main concern, then pouch is for you! It's easy-in and easy-out. But make sure you get the right size bcoz sizing is very important when it comes to pouches.
Since some of you are unsure about how to wear Hotslings, here's a short video showing how I wear it (in the "front carry" way). It's really easy - just fold it, slip it on and put your baby in! This type of carrying position is suitable for babies from 2-8 months.
Other carrying positions include "cradle carry" (0-4 months) and "hip carry" (6+ months).
The sale at TLC store is about to end in 4 days' time! Hurry grab your Hotslings now, mommies!
Pictures and video courtesy of TheLilCaliph.com
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Speaking of which, LIPICE is having "Peraduan Bibir Menawan" which runs from 1st April to 31st May. The Grand Prize Winner will get the chance to be the cover girl of Remaja magazine with Lisa Surihani (plus loads of cash and LIPICE products)! All you need to do to join the contest is purchase any LIPICE product (LIPICE fruity, LIPICE Lip Pot, LIPICE Sheer Color, LIPICE Colour Gloss or LIPICE Colour Lipbalm), snap a photo of you with the LIPICE product and submit your photo at www.lipice.com.my. I've already submitted mine, and here it is:
Do vote for me if you think I have what it takes to be a cover girl! ;p
To vote, just log on to LIPICE website, click on the 'Contest' button, then click on 'Gallery' and enter my email: email@example.com in the search bar.
Ok, kalau tak dapat jadi cover girl pon takpe bcoz there are other cool prizes to be won!
For example, if you won Miss Popular - you will be featured in Remaja magazine and you'll get RM1000 cash prize plus 12 free issues of Remaja magazines and free Lipice products worth RM300! Besides, if you happen to be the 10 finalist - you will also be featured in Remaja magazine + RM500 cash prize + 6 free issues of Remaja magazine + free Lipice products worth RM300! If you don't get all the above, there are 50 consolation winners also! For this you'll get free Lipice gift set consisting of 1 hand mirror and 2 variants of Lipice Fruity.
So what're you waiting for?!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
These shoes are not made for walking anyways. They are crib shoes that are designed to look like high heels and they are super soft (even the heels). In fact, they're softer than some crib shoes. The insole is softly padded to give a cushion-like comfort for little feet and yes, they're squishy. You can bend and twist 'em very easily. I chose satin instead of patent for the obvious reason: they are more flexible - an important feature to consider in baby shoes.
And don't you just love the purse-like packaging with rhinestone? Totally fab.
A girl can never have too many shoes, can't they? ;p Which is why I asked a favor from a friend to get another pair in this adorable satin peep-toe with bows!
Monday, April 20, 2009
Yes, bringing up a child is a whole lot of responsibility. Not only we as parents have to provide good education, we also have to ensure that our kids get enough play time to ensure a healthy development. "Book smart" is not the only way to succeed in life. One has to be "street smart" as well, especially now in the fast-paced world. Children are children; they are not 'mini adults' and therefore should not be burdened with too much of studying - what with homeworks, extra classes, tuitions and whatnot. There should be ample time for playing as well. After all, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy! Parents can encourage their children to play sports, as sports provide a good platform for children to learn great values, such as teamwork, determination, friendship, confidence, etc... Qualities that will last a life-time!
When I was 9 years old, I went to a school in London for about half a year. I'm not sure their current educational system, but back then, play-time is included in the daily school timetable. Classes start at 9 o'clock in the morning and ends at 3pm. Unlike here, we did not just study throughout the whole school period! There were like 2 or 3 break sessions in between subjects. And the best part is, during that break sessions, we were allowed to do sports and play games outdoor! School was fun bcoz there were no pressure and we were allowed to be just kids!
Parents should really encourage their children to play and involve in sports activities just like they would in academic areas. Children can learn a lot through playing and it will help them prepare for their future as they learn great things that are not thought in subjects, like
teamwork, confidence and respect.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
You can't really see it in the video - dia bulatkan mata dia macam ni:
Labels: Mommyhood and Baby
Thursday, April 16, 2009
But this time, I let her 'read' on her own. She seemed so into it that she didn't even bother looking at the camera like she always does!
Well that book is actually for 3 years old, but it's a pop-up book - I can't resist!
Labels: Mommyhood and Baby
There will be more, so stay tuned!
Labels: Sales and Shopping
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
The other day I bought an electric blue top. And then turquoise and green tops. Green! Mom commented I look nice in green, altho I honestly feel I look like a walking tree.
I want to add some yellows in my wardrobe next, but haven't found any. I want something like these yummy yellows - minus the price tag and the sexiness ;p
(if this dress is a long-sleeve, I would have bought it)
Friday, April 10, 2009
This slot is basically like a fashion show, except instead of modeling clothes, this show featured mommies with babies in different types of baby carriers - pouches, ring slings, wraps, etc. The mini stage is the catwalk, and each one of us had to model it as if we were on a fashion show! ;p There were 2 models for Hotslings anyway, and yours truly is one of them.
Anyways, if you're thinking of getting Hotslings for yourself or as a baby shower gift, now is a great time! TLC online store is currently having a pre-anniversary sale, and all Hotslings are discounted at 15%. But that's not just it...
My dear readers can get an additional 10% off! ;) Simply enter the code "thepinkstilettos" at checkout under Discount Coupon, and you'll get your Hotslings at a total of 25% discount! This offer is valid until 30th of April only, so hurry! There are a lot of fab designs to choose from - you can view them here.
Thursday, April 09, 2009
1) Dior Eyeshadow in Stylish Move
2) MNG Ruffle Silk Blouse
3) CapsuleRebel iPhone 3G casing
4) Emilio Pucci Vivara perfume
5) Rock & Republic Kasandra bootcut jeans
6) Eclipse metallic heels
7) Emilio Pucci Vivara Silver Edition perfume
8) Holiday in Europe
9) Warehouse Corset Button Waist belt
10) Hotslings in Everyday Solstice
11) The Yummy Mummy Manifesto by Anna Johnson
12) More Tie Rack scarves in every color
13) Nine West KWest Platform Heels
14) Sony Vaio Cosmopolitan Pink Laptop
15) Banana Republic snake flat clutch
16) Viva La Juicy perfume
17) Fine dining at The C.Club
18) MNG peacock bangle
19) Dior Eyeshadow in Twilight
20) The Key by Joe Vitale
21) Rings with big stones
22) Aussino "Beautiful Couple" King-size quilt cover set
23) Coach Legacy perfume
24) Anya Hindmarch Twin Loose Pocket
25) Nine West Jenicca bronze heels
Tapi yang asked nyer takde la sampai 25 orang! hee hee
Labels: Wish List
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
We had a quiet dinner at Alexis; just me, my husband and our little bundle of joy...
...with her signature pose! ;p
This entry is not entirely about my birthday anyway. It's about the food we had (so no pictures of the birthday girl).
I remembered how I craved for scallops when I was heavily pregnant, but didn't get the chance bcoz I didn't know where to find one. I only get to satisfy my scallop hankering now, after months of being un-pregnant! Nasib baik tak kempunan. The scallops were good btw - juicy and somewhat springy. It's like sinking my teeth in a pillow. A latex pillow, I mean.
My definition of sinful is something that tastes so creamy and "tebal". The kind that gives you goosebumps (in a good way) when it glides down your throat. This fluffy meringue fits the bill. I like the sweet crispy bits. Macam high jer bila makan. Tapi jangan sampai tersasul and pronounce it as "mereng" sudah, bcoz I did. Haha. Maluuu!
p/s: Thank you for the birthday wishes! :)
Labels: Food and Recipes
Sunday, April 05, 2009
But I doubt if my husband wants to be seen carrying it. After all, he's the one in charge of carrying the baby bag.
Saturday, April 04, 2009
Yours truly will be participating in one of the slots during the Bumps & Mums event tomorrow. I won't tell what it is; if you want to know, come! All mommies and mommies-to-be are invited! :D
Friday, April 03, 2009
But of course there isn't. And of course the food are not prepared by air-stewardess! ;p
Do you know how airline meals are being prepared? I don't - which is why I jumped at the chance when Fleishman-Hillard and Malaysia Airlines invited me for an exclusive tour to MAS' in-flight kitchen and food tasting session.
The day started off with some refreshments and a brief presentation by MAS' Culinary Manager - which we missed 3/4 of it bcoz we arrived late, bcoz my baby decided to poo again right before we headed to my PIL's house, bcoz she had diarrhea. My poor baby!
Anyway, the kitchen touring began right after the presentation. A few hygienic procedures were required, including wearing a coat that made us look like doctors and hairnet, and washing our hands with anti-bacterial soap before entering the kitchen. Since the kitchen is a high-security and restricted area, no pictures were allowed.
The kitchen is a HEE-UGE area which comprises of several sections and storage rooms - there's a freezer room for seafood, a chiller room for dairy product, a pastry room with big machines and giant mixing bowls that could fit 2 grown-ups inside, there's even a huge weighing scale that's the size of a king-size bed! That's what you need when you're serving more than 30, 000 meals a day - big equipments!
When the food are ready, the trays are placed in the airline food trolleys which are then kept in a special chiller room, 4 hours before the flight departures. This is to ensure its freshness when being served on the plane. The food are then reheated in the aircraft galley before serving.
Now here comes the part where you can feast your eyes!
The food for First Class flight are served on a plate like this:
The Lamb Shank is so sedappp... I have never taste anything like it!
which is accompanied with the Salmon dish for flights to Japan.
Although we didn't get to tapau some of the food, each one of us were given a box of Apple Crumble and some chocolates. The Apple Crumble is so scrumptious, I wonder if they serve that as well on the plane.