Mandarin Flash Cards

Some of you might know that B and T goes to Mandarin class apart from their daily school. They really love their Mandarin lessons. Sometimes they sing  Mandarin song at home.. Mommy just go lalala pretend to understand..

At the class, whenever they can memorise a Mandarin word in Chinese characters, they get to bring back the flash card for that word.. So far, Bella has these much of cards..

I’m very proud of her considering I know none of the words!! Haha.. every time we do revision at home, she will correct my pronunciation :D

Every. Single. Time!!

And last week, for the first time… Tasha got her flash cards!! Woohooooo!!

I know it’s only two but at least she memorise those two words!! My little Tasha can memorise two Mandarin words!!! *happy tears* And this kiasu lady (a.k.a mommy) keep testing her at home, just to make sure she really memorise the words, not just by luck!! Hahaha..

Mommy is so proud of you, Little Tasha!!

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Interesting App!!

I don’t have any interesting story to write.. But I just feel like writing today..

I hope all of you are doing great and having a great weekend with school holiday coming soon.. You know what that means.. That means less traffic in the morning!! Yesss!!

I just wanna share with you my new app discovery. It’s called Aftership, available free from AppStore. Im really not sure about Android phone.

Why this app is amazing? Because you can use it for parcel tracking… Yeah, thats important for online shoppers, right?! ;) It can detect almost all the courier company in the world. 

I tried local parcel, from the UK, USA and also China. It works!! You just have to key in the tracking number of your parcel and it will tell you the current status and location of your parcel. In detail!!

The most exciting part is when I see the status “On vehicle for delivery” That means I have to alert the guards at our house NOT to pass my parcel to my husband when it arrives :D Handy, right!!

So, yeah.. I thought it might be useful for some of you too!!

XOXO

Where’s Mommy?

Mamatuk came to visit her grandchildren at our house. She asked my little T…

Mamatuk : Tasha, where’s daddy?

Tasha : Aeroplane.. (she thinks her daddy is outstation)

Mamatuk : Where’s your mommy?

Tasha : Shopping!

Ahahahhahahhahah…

That’s my child there, people!!

Happy Mother’s Day… A Belated One!

Happy Mother’s Day to all mommies out there. I know I’m like a little late.. but I did not forget!! Happy Mother’s Day to my mother, she is definitely the best mom I can ever wish for. I may not realised this when I was a kid.. but now, I know what she did for me is pure love. May Allah grant her with Jannah. Ameen…

I hope all of you had a great Mother’s Day weekend :)

The day before Mother’s Day, I was oncall. Many sad things happened. A mother of 3 passed away because of dengue. Another lady who just gave birth to her first child passed away due to unforeseen circumstances.. It’s just a crazy busy and extremely depressing call for me and my colleagues. I can’t imagine what their children had to go through. They will be traumatise every Mother’s Day thinking their mother passed away one day before Mother’s Day.. The day that they should celebrate with joy and love turned into a funeral of their own mother. MasyaAllah… May Allah grant these mothers’ Jannah..

When I got home the next day.. I got a little surprise from my girls.. They made a card for me! It’s not big. Nothing fancy but I really touched my heart. I think my heart skipped a beat when I read the card that B made for me..

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She is only three turning four in July.. Forgive her attempts to draw a person there..! I think the tall yellow person is me and the short orange girl is her.. and That little one down the card is little T! Haha.. I think it’s cute (I’m bias I know.. Haha..)

And T made this…

Well, it’s actually a 3D paper flower in a pot!! She doesn’t know how to write as yet.. but she crumples really well! Hahahah..

And with that..  They just made my day..

XO

Short Getaway : Langkawi

Hi all!!

Hope all of you are doing great! Since next week is a long holiday, Chinese New Year, school break and all.. We decided to go for a quick holiday prior to the long holiday. Less people, less crowded. Haha… We chose Langkawi this time. We wanted to bring the girls to the beach. We have been to PD quite often and since mommy has a long leave (and that is 4 precious days!! Yup, 4 days is long for me!) So we decided to go somewhere a bit far from home.. Langkawi sounds like a good option.

Took the flight (arrived safely alhamdullilah!) and we stayed at Westin Hotel over the weekend. First, when we arrived, we found this in our room..

There were many more size bites chocolate. Tasha ate all! Hahahaha.. Only this one left for photography! And that is Bella’s finger, trying to steal more chocolate before mommy can snap photo! Behind the marzipan (the  white thing is called marzipan, right?) is a super delicious, rich and moist chocolate cake that kept us digging for more. Perfect cake, Westin!! I’m bringing back extra kilos on my thigh because of this cake!!

After cake, what did we do?

Yup, can’t wait for the sun to set. We are already at the beach..

This girl.. just didn’t care about the sun.. as long as she gets to play..

We rented a car from the hotel..

Super cute convertible Mini Cooper to enjoy Langkawi sea breeze! B and T loves it, but of course, there’s a reason it’s called Mini.. because it’s mini in size! Here’s my girls.. lying down in the car…

Legs up, folded! Hahahha..

Since we have very limited time in Langkawi, we chose to go only to two places that we thought the kids might enjoy.. And of course, it has to involve animals! My girls will go gaga when they see animals. First place that we went the next day is the Underwater World.

Bella and Tasha were super excited! They went berserk.. hahaha.. Running here and there, throwing tantrum when we wanted to leave the penguin aquarium. I think they secretly want to live with the penguins..

S is a certified diver. He used to dive a lot and he knows so much about sea creatures. All types of sharks, anemone and all these funny funny looking fish, he knows. Hopefully B and T will follow him, rather than mommy (who goes to the beach, lie down but avoiding the sun while sipping my pina colada, hahaha..)

The next place we went was the Wildlife Park.. Awesome place to bring the kids.

Bella trying to feed the crocodile with daddy’s help.. See, see.. B is pushing the chicken tied to the rope to feed that crocodile (with daddy’s help, of course!)

And that is her again… pretending to be brave to feed the hornbill. OK, she didn’t feed the hornbill. Daddy did it. Hahaha.. 

This one. the girls did it themselves. Vege buffet for the rabbits!

Check this out…

The normal peacock and the albino peacock!! Subhanallah, they are beautiful! Guess what, these two breeds mate.. (not exactly these two, these are male peacock. Just in case you didn’t know, in animal kingdom, always the male one is more attractive to lure the female) and they produce this..

OK, this is a female mix breed of those two above. Check out the colour!! The royal blue.. I’m so inspire for my baju raya this year!! Yup, inspired by a mixed breed peacock!! Hahahaha..

Hah!! There you go… I was probably a peacock in my previous life! Hahaha.. (the previous life part, is just a joke, just in case you want to argue with me! :p)

There goes our one whole day, spending times with animals. B and T had fun. If you get the chance, bring your children to visit these places. I’m sure they will love it and there’s a lot to learn even for us, adults!

Till then, happy holiday and Happy Chinese New Year to all celebrating.

XO

New SSWK Products!!

Hi all!

Here is just a quick, short and sweet update on new product I’ve been using for the past one month! As some of you might find out from my Instagram (@drhalina), Zofea Beauty came out with more beauty products under their wings. Last month, they came out with collagen boosting serum and miracle water!I just love the packaging. It is so modern yet still looks artistic. Forgive me for the squashed box because that is my last one, and I’m running out of better looking box. Need to stock up ;)

According to the company, the function of both products are the same. It helps to improve dry, uneven skin tone and give brighter and more luminous skin. I’m sold!!

After trying both products for about a month, I would say my preference is the brightening serum compared to the miracle water.

Here’s why…

1) Its gel-like gives you oh-so-smooth feelings upon application.

2) Gives skin cool-minty feeling, makes your skin feels energize! (Or maybe its just me!)

3) It absorbs very fast into the skin. It’s like you skin food!! Yum! Yum!

The serum is less to my liking because.. probably I’ve used too much serum in my life. Now I want gel! Hahah..

What it did to my skin.. I noticed my skin is less oily than usual. I worked in air-condition area (Operation Theatre is always 18-22’C) for 8 hours straight everyday. Air conditioner will dry out your skin. When you skin feels dry, our sebum gland (or you call it oil-gland) will produced more oil. Which makes your skin feels oily. Do you get me?

So, when you have oily skin, it doesn’t mean that your skin is dry. It could be due to normal responds from your skin to produce more oil, making sure our skin is not getting any dryer. (Please read this statement again until you get what I mean! Haha.. It’s confusing, I know!)

After using this serum and miracle water, my skin is less oily… Which means, my oil-gland is producing less oil because my skin is not dry! Hahaha.. Confused?

Anyway, all and all, I’m happy with these new additions to my skincare regime. But I wish, it comes in bigger container. That is the problem with the gel, it feels so good I tend to scoop more. Face, then neck, then chest.. Hahaha..

Anyway, do you notice the new packaging for SSWK oral supplement?

It’s so kawaii!!

The Kawaii Collagen White Maxx Extra is like the booster for the original supplement. It is to be taken together with its sister product. I just started on the new one myself..

Just for your info, I am not the dealer of this product. So, please don’t ask me some funny funny questions like “Can I come to your house to pick up the product?” Hehe.. Get yours from Zofea Beauty’s original distributor!

XO

Barely Supermommy Update!!

Hi all!! OMG January 2015 is almost over! Believe it or not!! And Hi again.. I’m back! After two exams in December and last week. I’m back here. Writing. Missing all of you!! I hope 2015 is treating you well.
After almost 3 months of disappearing, I have a lot to tell. OK, maybe not all.. Only the important once ;)
First, we start with Little Big Sister, Bella.. She’s 3 and a half now. And she just started Kumon. Haha.. Yes, we are that kiasu. Our plan is to grab as much opportunity as we can in her first seven years of life because the brain develops the most during these first seven years. These years are crucial. So, we send her Kumon and Mandarin class after school. Alhamdullilah, she loves it! She loves it so much wanting to go to class everyday, last week, she cried wanting to go to Kumon class. OMG! Haha..
*P/S : we have no share with Kumon company!
You know how Kumon gives worksheet to do everyday at home. I get the concept. Learning is a continuous process. So, me and husband both taking turns to teach her. The worksheet is fun and functional, it has pictures and puzzles and dot-to-dot games. Bella thinks its a game. Haha.. But no more outing at night for us unless B finishes her worksheet :p
She’s also back to swimming, getting better with her kicking. Don’t get me started on Tasha, always trying to jump in the pool. Occasionally gives mommy mini heart attack. Alhamdulillah she is so active!!
Tasha just celebrated her second birthday on January 19. She is two! MasyaAllah how times flies. I still remember how small she was, born underweight, stayed in NICU for two weeks. Look at her now! Climbing and jumping everywhere!! Her personality really reflects her name “Natasha” which means strong. I’m so grateful to Allah for blessing her with good health. She started schooling as well. She goes to same school with Bella.
Check out Tasha’s eyes in the photo above! So funny and big!! Hahah..
Her first day at school, her daddy sent both of them. At the gate, she ran into the school and did not turn back!! Not even a hand wave. I’m quite sure she has been eyeing Bella’s school for quite sometimes… Hahaha..
I’m not sure whether her daddy feel sad or proud at that time :D
Remember my husband put up on his FB about B and T wanting kittens? We wanted to rent kittens for them, just for the school holiday! Hahahha.. The response was amazing. But we decided to start with baby chics first!! So we bought three baby chics for pasar in Jalan Pudu and brought them home. B and T went crazy about the baby chics! The moment they woke up, first question was..”Where’s my baby chics?”
The baby chics lasted for 5 days in our house, then we gave them away because they poo poo too much :D
Me, aka mommy, was super busy with exams. My kind-hearted husband brought the girls away to PD for half a week just to give me time alone at home to study. Yes, I studied, that lasted for 3 days, then I drove to PD to stay with them. Haha.. I’m such a clingy mommy!
S, aka my husband, was so supportive, he took care of the girls.. and bake cake for me for my birthday. He made it with my two girls. Well… I admit it wasn’t the best cake ever but the effort is priceless. Made with love! Even I think my job as his assistant is more tiring than him baking the cake :D He will go.. “Can you get me the spatula”, “Where’s the butter”, “Alamak bowl pecah”, “Can you heat the oven”, “Kacau kan ni buleh?” and at the same time I have to make sure my girls doesn’t dip their hand into the mixer.
Haha..
Few weeks ago, he had photoshoot with the girls for S26 (the milk, just in case if you didn’t know :p) Mommy wasn’t allowed to come because I’m such a distractor!! Hahahha… The girls will go “Mommy, look at me! Look at me!” all the time and they are not gonna finish the photoshoot session. Haha..
Then S, sent me this…
OMG I freaked out!! Why are they touching my girls face!! But knowing Bella who loves to play with my make up, she would have enjoyed that. Hahaha…
Have you seen the S26’s video of FB. Check it out here. When I look at Bella in this video, I feel like she is so small, like little kid and now.. Can you just pls stop growing girls…
XO