Friday, April 30, 2010
Black blouse. Black tunic. Black t-shirt. Black cardigan.
Today I attended 2 events (which I will blog about later) and decided to wear black - again.
I can't help it! Perhaps it's because umm... black goes with anything?
I'm wearing a black cropped jacket from Forever21, gray asymmetrical top from Warehouse, maternity jeans from Funky Mama (I love it!), accessories from Forever21 and my favorite comfy heels from Eclipse. Even my sister is wearing black too. And don't you just love her military-inspired jacket?
I have a few events to attend next month. Let's see if I could refrain myself from wearing black!
Thursday, April 29, 2010
But my husband and I would usually let her play with our iPhones as a last resort when she's super cranky and nothing else seems to work. It's a savior really, especially when we're at events and whatnot.
Anyway, my husband brought back his company's iPad earlier this week. We decided to let our little girl try it and she instantly know how to use it. Ahh well, it's not surprising. iPad is after all, like a big version of iPhone!
I love how she uses her finger to point and scroll the page. Macam orang besar jer!
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Believe it or not, she only started to have her first tooth (well 2 actually; they came out serentak) when she was 15 months old! I started to get really worried when she turned 1 because I heard most babies have at least 6 teeth by the time they hit 1 year old. My pediatrician assured me it's normal and there's nothing to worry about. But of course I was still worried. Isn't that what we moms do best? Semua benda risau.
I kept telling myself, maybe next month kot gigi dia start tumbuh. But still at 13 months old, there was no sign of tooth coming out. Same thing happened at 14 months old. I went back to see the pediatrician and was told the same thing. She told me that sometimes it's just because of genetics (I guess my husband dulu tumbuh gigi lambat kot sebab my mom cakap I had my first tooth before I was 1 year old) and would only advice to start doing x-ray if she still doesn't have any teeth by the time she's 2 years old. There was still another 10 months to go. I was at ease after hearing her explanation (and of course after doing some research online) and stopped worrying since then.
And what do you know, one month later her teeth started to come out! I was happy! Tapi dia keluar taring dulu. Ayra is a half vampire, don't play play! LOL.
She seems to go through the teething period with ease tho. No fever, no drooling, no chin rash, no cheek or ear pulling, and she sleeps well through the night. But she likes to suck her fingers (and hand) and is a little bit cranky at times. And she likes to bite and gnaws especially when breastfeeding. Argh!
Well I am not her main source of milk anymore (it has been a few months now and I'm not upset or anything about it because she's over a year now. I mean it would happen anyway, sooner or later). In fact, I don't think I have any milk left but she still
Anyway I'm happy with that until recently when she started having teeth. Sometimes I even screamed and cried because it hurts so much. Plus I'm pregnant so "my twins" are extra sensitive. A part of me wants to totally stop breastfeeding her because of the pain, but another part of me kesian kat dia. Is there any way to ease the pain during breastfeeding? Or should I just stop breastfeeding her? Tapi dia marah kalau tak kasi. Huhu.
How now brown cow?
Labels: Mommyhood and Baby
Monday, April 26, 2010
So my sister invited me to a beauty workshop by Shu Uemura last Saturday, at Shu Uemura boutique in Sunway Pyramid. Other bloggers who joined this workshop besides my 2 sisters were Leen, Fadd, Farah, Reena and Hanis' friend (whose name I've forgotten).
Just so you know, I've started wearing makeup more than 5 years ago and all these while I only learn makeup on my own through experiments - with the help of my sisters (that's the fun thing about having sisters!), beauty magazines, books and the internet. This is actually my very first time attending a makeup workshop so of course I was excited!
Besides learning about the right techniques, tips and tricks about makeup, we get to try out Shu Uemura products as well - from cleanser to (eyelash) curler.
First, we were asked to remove our makeup using one of their iconic products, the Cleansing Oil. It doubles as a makeup remover and a cleanser so even if you don't have your makeup on, you can still cleanse your face using the cleansing oil.
I like the cleansing oil as a cleanser but when it comes to removing makeup, I still prefer using my good ol' trusty Fasio makeup remover. I find it a bit hard to remove eye makeup using the Cleansing Oil, especially waterproof mascara.
I had to really take my time to massage my eye area until I accidentally rub the Cleansing Oil into my eyes! It was so red but it didn't sting. It was a little discomforting tho as I had my contact lens on but my eyes were fine after cleaning them with a solution.
Enjoy the rest of the pics!
I've always had this little wish of having a dramatic makeup look with bold fake eyelashes,
done by a professional makeup artist for a photo shoot or something. Tee hee!
Friday, April 23, 2010
I used to be a "kipas-susah-nak-mati" (die-hard fan) of Backstreet Boys when I was a teenager. I loved N Sync and Westlife and Britney too. Come to think of it, I think I still err... like them. Or at least their songs (go on, laugh at me). But I do notice my interest in music has slowed down.
Anyways, I got an invitation to Lewis Pragasam's Asia Beat showcase at Petronas Philharmonic Hall from Nuffnang.
I have never heard of Lewis Pragasam before nor did I know what the showcase was all about, but decided to attend it because I've never been to Philharmonic Hall before. And honestly, I wasn't expecting to enjoy the show. But boy was I wrong!
There were performances by Natasha Patamapongs (Thailand), Zainal Abidin, Tengku Ryo (Indonesia), Caprice and John 'Kaizan Neptune. My favorite performance was by Tengku Ryo. He played the violin and my God he was just so good (I've always wanted to play the piano and violin when I was a kid)! He performed 3 songs I think, and all of them were inspired by his ancient culture - Irish, Scottish, Arabic, etc. It was SO interesting, especially the tango + zapin. Can you imagine how tango and zapin music sounds like when they're combined together? Best giler!
Zainal Abidin's perfomance was good too. Suara dia best. And I actually like the performance by Caprice and the gang! Sumpah comel giler with their dance moves and everything. Kind of reminded me of my brother. I was actually smiling throughout their performance like a silly girl! ;p And I was happy that I actually enjoyed myself that night.
By the way, Redmummy (and her husband), Timothy (Nuffnang's big boss) and Audrey (his girlfriend) were there too.
Oh, that reminds me...
Something quite funny happened before the show started. The dress code is smart casual so I thought wearing jeans and a jacket is considered as one, no? Well apparently, not for Philharmonic. All the 3 guys were wearing jeans so they had no choice but to change into slacks! (which were provided by them). Timothy couldn't find one that fits him so he and Audrey couldn't join us.
The slack was a bit tight for my hubby, tapi dia belasah saja. It was a mismatched outfit! Tak faham kenapa mereka sungguh gembira memakai seluar tak cantik! (oh, except for Timothy. Sirman punya not bad jugak)
I wore a purple top from Forever21, Zara cropped satin jacket and a (dark blue) jeans. Yes, jeans!
But thank God tak kena tukar seluar!
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
These tops from Topshop are so pretty, I especially love the details! I could already imagine the softness of the fabric on my body. And yes they're 100% viscose.
I wonder if they would look great on pregnant moms though. The cutting aren't really pregnant-friendly (not empire).
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
She gets to hold the spoon, experiment the texture of food with her hand (sometimes both hands), play with the food and most importantly make a huge mess! She will splatter everything on the table, the floor, her clothes, her face, her hands, even her hair. It's fun to watch her but arghh I have to admit, I hate cleaning up!
But the other day at my cousin's wedding, she didn't make a mess. Well, just bits of rice on her table - which is normal - but that's it. I guess she's slowly starting to learn about table manners!
Labels: Mommyhood and Baby
Monday, April 19, 2010
Anyway we stayed at Swiss Garden Resort. We ate a lot of (hotel) food. Went for a swim in the pool. Strolled along the beach. "Captured" a pink dolphin for my lil girl. Went for a quick shopping. Attended my cousin's wedding.
Overall it was a nice way to spend the weekend despite the hot whether (ahh, what else is new?).
Enjoy the pics!
Labels: Going Places