Fighter’s first trip overseas

So last week we took Fighter on a little trip – his first ever, in fact! – to Singapore for my mother in law’s birthday.

Last week when we met Vivy and Fadza we asked them how was their experience taking Baby D to Bali.  They said “Never again!” wtf.

Never say never but our trip was…. challenging.

Fatty thinks it’s because we had to take care of Fighter 24/7 (in this case, 24/4 wtf) ourselves but I don’t think so. I don’t really mind the night wakings and midnight feeds but I think it was the being in a new environment surrounded by new people that threw Fighter off.  As much as we tried to keep to his schedule, we also had to work around dinners and lunches… and it wasn’t pretty wtf.

He’s generally quite a happy baby but he has a terrible temper. FOL. Obviously he got it from his daddy wtf *sniffs* So whenever he got angry or upset he’d yell the whole house down.  If I was carrying him I worried for my eardrums.

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Photobomb!! One of his happy moments.

Obviously all the photos here are when he’s happy la wtf.  Don’t exactly have time or the presence of mind (or the intention) to take photos when we’s shrieking.

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Taken with my Sony Xperia Z1

 

The night before the trip.  Fatty thought it would be funny if we took a picture of Fighter at the airport wearing a baseball cap and sunglasses like a celebrity.  Sadly, his only baseball cap (a present from Rina, Mimi, Lilian, Angie and personalized with his name on the side) is now too small for him even before he got to wear it even once wtf.

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Taken with my Sony Xperia Z1

 

A bear hat just doesn’t have the same effect wtf.

One afternoon we took him to see Auntie Qiu and Josh and Pearl Ang, Qiu’s sister who Fatty refers to as Pear Lang WTF.

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Babyzilla at work.

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A Rabbit Friend? For me?

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His favorite hobby – chilling on the bed while people hover over him and entertain him wtf.

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Adeline (sister in law) aka experienced mommy of 3 kids got him hanging toys to put on his stroller/carrier! Best idea ever because he was totally entranced and gave me about ten minutes to eat my dinner in peace wtf.

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Also went to visit Aunty Wendy.

This picture also quite funny cos Fighter looks enraptured by Wendy (yea, he normally likes young pretty girls wtf ಠ_ಠ) and Dash is playing oblivious behind hahahaha.

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Now it’s Mike behind wtf.

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Here’s BB Dash!  His expressions really damn funny la so complex like that!  Wendy told us he’s very independent normally and not attached to anyone, but at one point when Wendy was carrying Fighter, Dash did a pretend cry so I guess he is attached to her!

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He’s so tall now omg. Granted I only saw him once when he was a few days old la wtf but still! He’s half my size wtf.  I’m quite worried that when Fighter gets bigger I won’t be able to carry him but if I can pick Dash up then okay la!

After a few minutes he got tired of me carrying him and put his hand on my chest and shoved me hard wtf hahahahaha. Okok I get the message loud and clear lolol.

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Note to self: Buy Fighter more toys that light up and make noises wtf.  He loves Dash’s thingamajig.  I have no clue what to get kids as toys one. :X Because before this not interested in kids one lol.

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“Who are you? Where’s my Daddy!?”

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“Get away from me you strange man!”

Hahahahahaha hilarious. I was hiding Fighter away in a room so I didn’t see this but Wendy said he’s not used to seeing non-white men WTF really ornot!?

Yea and I was hiding Fighter away for him to take his nap.  I thought all would be well cos we’re sticking to his schedule right?

WRONG!

Fighter woke up from his nap and I brought him out to the living room, where he proceeded to wail unceasingly for absolutely no reason at all. FML.

No amount of coaxing and distraction would do! Sing songs, give him ipad, turn on TV, run around galloping like a horse with horsey sounds, toys, all also cannot.  EVEN MY BOOBS FAILED ME. Felt quite bad about bringing this mini hurricane into Mike and Wendy’s house tbh.

Changed his diaper and couldn’t even get him back into his pants cos he was crying so much.

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Therefore this was the best photo we could take of Dash and Fighter together wtf. Luckily Dash was totally unfazed by Fighter’s screaming! He just continued to sit there and chill with his iPad (and the toy in his mouth lolol).

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Taken with my Sony Xperia Z1

 

Brought him back to the hotel and he was happy again. ಠ_ಠ

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Taken with my Sony Xperia Z1

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Taken with my Sony Xperia Z1

Came home and stopped by my grandma’s place since it was on the way back from the airport. Here he is looking happy again but earlier he started his terrifying screaming again. T____T

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Taken with my Sony Xperia Z1

On the way home. Probably tired himself out with all the crying. -_-

I concluded that he was probably overstimulated la. New environments day after day, new people meeting and carrying him. When he woke up from his nap at Wendy’s house it was in a strange room which probably disconcerted him.

Then maybe he thought we were going home already but we made one last stop at my grandma’s wtf. If I were him maybe I’d throw a fit too.

Anyway so that was our first ever trip as a family. I will resist saying never again because….yes again! I really need to go somewhere I’ve been cooped up for nearly a year already with no trips anywhere except the occasional one back to Penang (which doesn’t count because it’s always hectic and filled with familial obligations).

Ok that’s all yo.  Trying to catch up with all my due drafts and work, all from one exhausting weekend in Singapore. T___T

P/S: Categorizing this as AudSlave because I sure felt like it this weekend wtf.

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Hsin and Ang Moh get hitched

Felt like writing a thoughtful introspective post but… no time!!! Heading to Singapore tomorrow cos Fatty has some work as well as to celebrate my mother in law’s birthday.  Just finished packing only, and the entire day I was running around doing some last minute errands and picking up groceries for dinner which I forgot to order from Tesco… as well as attend the Expedia Awards (more on this later!).  Luckily Fatty was nice enough to pack his own stuff so I only had to worry about mine and Fighter’s.

Fighter’s one extra mafan this time because I’ve started him on solids so I had to pack his cereal and eating utensils in addition to his clothes and milk bottles.

Anyway just a quick one hor.

Last weekend we attended the wedding of one of my oldest and dearest friends (whom I’m still close with la wtf).  We met in Standard 3 but only became close in Standard 5 because we joined marching band together (yea you bet we were popular wtf).

She lives in Perth now with her husband and we only probably get to meet once a year when she comes back but she’s the kind of friend who even if we never meet, whenever we do it’s like we never were separated!  She hasn’t changed (at least I don’t think so) and even if I have, it’s as though I revert to my fourteen year old self around her.

We’ve been friends so long that our families know each other quite well also and she invited my parents and Ooib too!  In fact our entire table was made up of my family (except for another friend and her husband who thought I thickskinned brought along my whole family and take up a whole table fml).

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I had the worst seat at the table wtf. *crosses arms. This was taken by Fat Her, my view was actually of that floral stand thing on the left wtf so I couldn’t see anything.  Funny because it’s my friend ok hahahaha.  But I wanted to sit there so I could keep Fighter in a corner and he wouldn’t make noise.

It was definitely one of the nicest, most intimate weddings I’ve ever attended!  Cos it was only 10 tables, everyone there was either a family member or a close friend so the vibes and atmosphere was so warm!

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Here’s us doing the yam seng!  The actual wedding was held in Perth and this was more of an introduction/announcement dinner to friends and family back home so there were no bridesmaids.  So all the close friends got pulled up to do yam seng!  My first time leh, I’ve only been a bridesmaid once (for Bobo) and that time I had to leave early cos Kim and Gareth’s wedding was on the same night so I literally divided myself into two for both weddings.

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Here’s Fatty and Fighter.

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Grandma too happy to see Fighter until nearly forgot there was a wedding going on WTF.

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Family picture!

Audfit – top from Nastygal, skirt from Younghungryfree.

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Me and Big Fat.

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Me and Small Fat.

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Small Fat being very entertained by Grand Fat Her.

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Picture with the beautiful bride.  Forgot to take with the groom WTF.

Congratulations Hsin and Ang Moh!!! So happy for you both and I know this is forever.  May you both have an abundance of love, laughter, kindness, and if you want, kids in your lives. Hehehe.

P/S:

Totally unrelated but Fatty and I are trying to rent out our house because it’s too big for us just yet.  It’s a semi detached colonial style house in a gated community called Mesra Terrace (5 minutes away from Publika), 4 + 1 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms. 3700+ sq feet build up.

Semi furnished. Living and dining areas are furnished, as is the kitchen which has an oven and a fridge. No beds but built in closets for all rooms.

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Please email me at fourfeetnine[at]gmail.com if you’re interested!  Serious renters only please. :D

PP/S:

Saw quite a few people on Instagram asking about my shopping experience at Tesco Online. My experience has been really positive so far; do you guys have anything to share about your experience? I’m sure Tesco would want some feedback on how they’re doing. :D

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The great neutralizer

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Taken with the Sony Xperia z1

The last time I brushed my teeth in public was when I was in primary school and the roving truck with the dental nurses came to teach us how to brush our teeth. The best part was getting a free pink toothbrush when they came. As you can see, last time already very kiasu.

Last weekend I brushed my teeth in public with a pink toothbrush again! Ahahaha nostalgia.

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It was at the launch of Colgate’s new Sugar Acid Neutralizer toothpaste last weekend.

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Colgate Maximum Cavity Protection with Sugar Acid Neutralizer is the first ever toothpaste that neutralizes sugar acids which is the culprit behind caries and tooth cavities.

In normal toothpastes, fluoride is present which helps to prevent caries but sugar acids (which are present in most foods and are basically unavoidable, even if you don’t eat sugary foods) are the #1 source of cavities cos they attack and break down tooth enamel.

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Touch wood but so far I’ve been quite lucky in that I don’t have any cavities! (yet.) But everyone else I know has – my parents, Fatty, my friends…

And Fighter’s teeth hygiene is something I’m quite kan cheong about.  Now considered quite easy la, just bathe, feed and change diaper.  But when he starts solids? Omg. Puree la, cook porridge la, then when teeth comes in have to keep them clean.  I’ve seen toddlers with black holes in their teeth I can’t imagine.  Did their parents feed them sugar water or something.

Buddha forbid Fighter gets cavities! I’m determined Fighter grows up learning good dental hygiene.  We’re off to a good start with the Colgate SAN hehehe.

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With Redmummy! Haven’t seen her in forever man.

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Taken with the Sony Xperia z1

Got tooth brushing stations where we could try the toothpaste! Hahaha very cute.

Getting my toothpaste on.

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They gave me a pink toothbrush!  Actually I asked for it.

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Felt a bit awkward brushing my teeth in public but for education and health’s sake! I shall persevere.

Also felt a bit stressed cos I feel like everyone is watching and judging if I brush correctly lolol.  FYI, brush in circles and when brushing the insides of your molars (facing your tongue) must use the brush to flick out and away from the gums to clean any food remnants.

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The Colgate SAN toothpaste is super minty and fresh tasting! I forced Fatty and Fighter to smell my breath hahaha.  Sugar acids be gone!

Fighter just looked at me uncomprehendingly.  Never mind, he will learn in time.

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Then I made Fatty and our helper Nancy brush their teeth there and then too.

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Taken with the Sony Xperia z1

This statistic is insane!!! And to think I just drank a whole can of ice lemon tea today AND had a Frozen Fanta at the movies.  Sigh all that  sugar is probably wreaking havoc on my teeth and blood sugar.

No wonder so many people I know got cavities.

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Enter Colgate with SAN.

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Then there was also a very funny dance/skit featuring dancers who played either Teeth, Sugar Acids, or Colgate SAN Toothpaste to illustrate the toothpaste vanquishing the sugar acids and saving the teeth. Lolol.

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Colgate Maximum Cavity Protection plus Sugar Acid  Neutralizer is now available everywhere so go ahead and try it!

 

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Nuffnang is 007

Last night was Nuffnang’s 7th birthday bash, Malaysian edition.

Nuffnang actually turned 7 in February, so this was a slightly belated celebration.

I’m super proud of my Fatty and all he’s achieved in these seven years.  Of course there is a healthy dose of luck involved (doing the right thing at the right time and place) but Tim and Ming have taken Nuffnang and their other companies to the heights they’re at today with hard work, insight, some mistakes and tuition fees wtf and a whole lot of heart.  Most crucially (to me at least) they did it without compromising their integrity, honesty and beliefs, and I love Fatty all the more for it. ^^

I think I probably mentioned this before but for the sake of nostalgia! (And senility wtf) I will reminisce again.  I signed up with Nuffnang way back in 2007 when they had just barely started and they didn’t even have a KL office yet; the office was Fatty’s apartment – the same apartment we live in now wtf.

It was the summer before my senior year and I was interning at an ad agency called Dentsu. Suet was also interning – at a company called Nuffnang.  In fact she was Nuffnang’s first ever intern! She told me to register with them because I could earn money from putting ads on my blog. I doubtfully agreed but privately I thought it was a scam wtf.

Even worse, every morning when Fat Her dropped me off at the Dentsu office, Suet tagged along too.  And her boss, Fatty, would pick her up from there and bring him back to his HOUSE to do work.  Can it get any dodgier!?!? I was quite concerned and I probably told her to keep scissors in her bag in case he tried anything funny WTF.

Then one day my boss at Dentsu was looking at new ways to advertise using bloggers.  And I remembered Suet’s company! So I called her up and she sent me her boss’s number.  And I called him and that was the first time I spoke to Fatty. I don’t remember much but I probably explained briefly what I was calling about and then passed the phone to my superior.

A few months later, I received my first check from them. RM50 or something hahaha.  Since then obviously I realized Nuffnang was a legitimate company, Nuffnang took off, and the rest is history.

Besides some of my best friends, it’s through Nuffnang (and Kenny and Su Ann) that I met my husband also, so… I owe them a lot la hahahaha.

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Also through Nuffnang I met my favorite fashion power couple (and fashion super baby Daniel).

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Fatty, Fighter and I dropped by Fashionvalet to see Vivy and Fadza and catch up over lunch.

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Baby daddies talking bizness.

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While an antisocial Fighter naps.  Probably tired out from all the socializing he had to do earlier…

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Taken with the Sony Xperia Z1

 

Fighter, meet Daniel.

Baby D will confirm turn out gorgeous! Compared to him, suddenly Fighter’s eyes also become sepet hahahaha. And his unibrow was never more obvious hahahaha.

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Taken with the Sony Xperia Z1

 

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There a better picture. Fighter is clearly damn well trained when it comes to the camera hahaha.

Oh and here’s some photos from the #Nuffnangis007 birthday bash. The theme is 007 for obvious reasons. I googled Bond girls and figured there’s no real look to them except they all look polished and put together even when they’re kicking ass/being damsel in distress so just wear nicely can already la wtf.

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Makeup of the night! Spent more time than normal doing makeup this time. Actually the difference is I just put eyeshadow primer and did my undereyes (I normally leave them makeupless)

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With Fatty!

We didn’t bring Fighter cos the party was at Barbecue Garden (at Life Center) which as its name suggests is an outdoor bbq restaurant.  Scared too smoky and noisy for him. Plus I may be paranoid but I was worried I’d have to refuse 200 people who might wanna carry him.

(digression: the other day we were at a restaurant we often frequent and the waitresses wanted to carry Fighter. She put her arms out to Fighter and said, “Come I carry you go take walk outside, you want?”

WAH LAU. Carry is one thing, take a walk outside is another excuse me!?!? And didn’t ask me directly also, she was talking to Fighter! Why would I let her take my baby outside?! I’m sorry I’m not in the habit of letting people I don’t know carry my baby lo! Who knows where your hands have been wtf.  Also, who knows who you are? WTF.)

So yeah. I am quite paranoid about germs ever since Fighter’s last cold and also, some people just irritatingly pick him up then waltz away from us like it’s no big deal! FYI, it is an extremely big deal to a parent, because we worry and we can’t rest when we’re frantically scanning the room and watching you travel around with our baby. /digression end)

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With Bobo!

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OOTD and Audfit shot! My top and skirt is from Younghungryfree, shoes are Melissa X Karl Lagerfeld, bag is Laguna Moon. Necklace I can’t remember wtf.

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With Jessica and Lumi.

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With Nana (who looks like Lara Croft actually haha), Cherrie and Daphne.

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With Fayth and Janice!

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Another one of me and Bobo. She colored her hair silver but the color faded so fast! So now she looks like Mehlin Monroe hahaha even her outfit is similar.

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With Brian who has better skin than me. >_>

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Me and Povy had similar outfits!

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Tim to cut cake! #badpun

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Best birthday cake ever! Fit the theme perfectly haha. Top tier is a gun and a suit (Barney Stinson would approve), middle is the Nuffnang Stickman appropriately dressed in a tux. Hahaha I love this cake.

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Me and Fatty again! The end.

 

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Black or red?

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There’s two things I’d order whenever I step into a McDonald’s.

Either a Chicken McNuggets McValue meal, or….

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I grew up eating Chicken McNuggets and Chicken McNuggets are always a very convenient food – easy to tapau and easier to eat in the car compared to anything else. (not that I’m condoning eating while driving)

But if I have time to sit down, it’s always a Spicy Chicken McDeluxe. ^^

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There’s nothing like a Spicy Chicken McDeluxe burger – the red chilli spiciness of the burger is countered nicely by the creamy mayo.  The addition of the crispy lettuce makes for a great balance too!  And mostly, the chicken is always hot and inviting, and juicy.

Wah I write about it now hungry already. *wipes drool with back of hand

The good news is, there’s a menu item in town.

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It’s called the Black Pepper Spicy Chicken McDeluxe.

Black pepper is a great favorite among Malaysians so this is bound to be a hit!  I had the chance to try it the first day it launched.  Instead of the red hot spiciness of the regular Spicy Chicken McDeluxe, Black Pepper is – stating the obvious but – spicy in a peppery way.  The chicken and burger itself is standardly delicious as usual.

I super love peppery dishes also so I cannot decide which one I like more! Ahhh spicy chicken why you so yummy.

Both Spicy Chicken McDeluxe and Black Pepper Spicy Chicken McDeluxe are available for Ala Carte, McValue Lunch & Dinner, and comes with Passionfruit McFizz.

Namee Roslan and I were given the opportunity to participate in a sort of ‘face off’ contest. Hahaha.  Namee loves both flavors too so the challenge is to decide who matches the red hot chilli flavor, and who fits the black heat pepper flavor.

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So we did a photoshoot and dressed in either all red, or all black to see who embodies which flavor better.

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Me in all black!  Black heat is more of a mysterious, smoldering allure so I was supposed to act mysterious.

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It is damn hard!  Normally for photoshoots I either just portray myself or I act cute and happy. Hahahaha.  And I am good at it wtf.  If acting cute was a marketable skill, I’d make lots of money wtf.

This was the first time I had to act…. mysterious.  So I tried to act like I know something you dunno and put on a knowing smirk but I kept wanting to burst out laughing FML.

Then I tried to put on sunglasses because mysterious!  But I looked blind hahahahha.

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Pass or not?

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Next shot was for red hot which is about being fierce and in your face. As my default persona is laughing so it was a challenge la hahaaha.  I can be fierce but I think it only comes when I am very angry already and it takes quite a bit to make me mad.

But I did my best! And it was quite fun to try to portray different sides of myself for a change.

The resulting visuals!

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Me and Namee in red for Red Hot…

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And black for Black Heat.

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There was also a video shoot as part of it.

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My default persona lol.

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Licking off mayo between takes.  Really very yummy leh the burgers hahaha.

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Om nom nom nom.

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Omg I look so gentle and mature here! My dream is always to become gentle and mature AHAHA.

Here’s the video we shot.  I look super hiao here HAHAAHAH I wanna die.

Cast your vote now

So which one fits me better?  Or which look do I look nicer in wtf.  Black heat or red hot?

Vote which flavor/color suits me more (and Namee will be the other one) and 1,000 voters from the majority voted combination will win RM5 McDonald’s vouchers each!

Cast your vote now HERE.

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Preparing for solids

Today was Fighter’s third set of immunization jabs.

Are you ready for the heart wrenching pictures?

Yea neither am I. Every time it gets worse and worse.  It’s as if he’s older and smarter so the betrayal gets bigger each time. T_______T

Thankfully this is the last of his jabs for a while. Next one is at 15 months so yay 8 months of reprieve!

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Fatty wasn’t supposed to come with us this time but changed his mind at the last minute.  He said he didn’t want us to suffer alone hehehe.

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Excuse me Fighter the needle hasn’t even touched you yet.  Dr Ananda was just listening to his heartbeat and squeezing his limbs to check the muscles I guess, and already he cry like this wtf.

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Here comes the needle.

At this point I notice I’m usually hopping up and down next to the doctor and not daring to look at the needle myself wtf waiting for the moment I can get past the doctor and pick him up. T__________T

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Then the doctor sat him up to check his back strength.  Quite funny la cos he’s still crying at this point but still obligingly let doctor sit him up and keep crying hahahaha.

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He cried all the time we stayed in the doctor’s office.  Then when we went out to the waiting area, he stopped instantly WTF.  But then he’d be all calm but occasionally burst into tears again, as if he suddenly remembered his horrible fate wtf.

For record’s sake, Fighter is now 5 months adjusted age, 7 months actual age.  He’s 61 cm, 6.6 kg and his head is 43 cm in circumference wtf.  Apparently his weight gain slowed a bit but doctor said it’s completely normal cos he’s more active now and probably lost some energy that way.  Also more distracted, so he may not focus so much on drinking now.  Which is true! Now he damn annoying if I’m feeding him and Fatty talks to me, he stops, pulls away from the nipple and stares at Fatty. Hahahaha. It’s like there must be TOTAL silence when he drinks.  Dictator wtf.

His length grew quite a bit though! End of January he was 55 cm and now he’s 61!  Thank Buddha for Fatty’s genes wtf. I’m so relieved hahahaha.

Anyway the biggest news of all!  Doctor said he’s ready for semi-solids now!

If you read my Dayre, lately I’ve been fretting over getting him started on solids. I never considered it actually (*shamefaced wtf) only I wrote about Fighter waking up at all times of the night now to feed when he used to sleep through 5-6 hours at night before this.

I thought it was a growth spurt he was going through but it’s been going on a month or more. Wiser and more experienced mommies said he could be ready for solids and they were right!

So I’ve been reading up on all sorts of baby solids literature – websites and blogs and even weaning sites for preemies.  All say quite contrasting things at times leh!  So I wrote down all my questions and cornered Dr Ananda with my checklist wtf.

To cut it short, Dr Ananda told me that usually pediatricians recommend starting solids from 4 months onwards but the WHO set the minimum at 6 months to ensure that parents would continue to give babies breast milk for longer.  Therefore at this point, solids should not be a replacement for milk (which is still their key nutritional source) but rather an introduction to adult food.

He told me Fighter was all ready but I strongly suggest you ask your own doctors hor if you’re not sure.

In terms of menu, he said:

Start with rice cereal for a week, once a day, earlier in the day

He said rice cereal tastes the most similar to milk so it would be less of a surprise to baby.  At this point Fighter’s swallow reflex is automatic after he sucks so he needs to learn how to actively swallow first.  So the rice cereal is to get him accustomed to maneuvering his tongue then swallowing.  Then try to feed earlier in the day in case he got allergy, can fasterly go get help (as opposed to allergy in the middle of the night and all clinics are closed)

After a week, move to fruits and vegetables

Try only one type of food at a time, and for three days.  This is so he doesn’t get confused, and I’ll know if he’s allergic to anything. Soft fruits like papaya and banana just mash up and feed, harder ones like apples and pears, stew and mash up.  Vegetables go for soft ones like potato, sweet potato, squash, pumpkin etc.  I asked how about spinach wtf cos I hate all of the above except potato.  He said uhh maybe later wtf.

I wasn’t really looking forward to solids cos uhhh it sounds like a lot of work wtf. But I’m quite excited now! So many things to buy and try!

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Starting with this booster seat. There, happy photo of Fighter to make up for the above.

I was wondering if I should get a high chair but then I remembered my aunt got us this when Fighter was born.  Can’t believe we can put it to use already.  This one’s from Fisher-Price.

Actually doctor said he cannot support himself yet so don’t put him in an upright seat like this. >_> These pictures were taken before we saw the doctor la aih.

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“What? Time to start solids already?” *suspicious*

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“Well no time like the present!”

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*gnaw gnaw* “Hmm… kind of bland.  Can’t say I like solids much.”

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Hi Trouble.

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Okay the truth is I was super impatient so an hour before we went to the doctor I already tried to give Fighter rice cereal!

No pictures cos I was holding the bowl wtf.  But I think it was quite decent for a first attempt!  I slowly fed him two teaspoons and he’d stick out his tongue and lick at the spoon a bit.  That way I think  he managed to swallow about a third of everything!

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If anyone has any recommendations of good storebought baby food please share!
Also does anyone know where to get the Little Bean food processor wtf.

That’s about it.  Can’t wait to bring on the food experiments. :D

 

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On the verge of solids

Yesterday I was ranting on Dayre about my stupid maid agent.  Now not so angry anymore but die die must tell the world the catastrophe that is Renz Resources.

When I was pregnant with Fighter we applied for a Filipino domestic helper via this agent, Renz Resources.  The reason why we chose this agent was because the helper we had identified we wanted was actually the niece of a helper belonging to Fatty’s uncle and Renz was their agent.

We applied in January last year I think.  And the helper, AM, was supposed to arrive in Malaysia in June or July.  I thought it was a bit early since Fighter was only due in October but it didn’t really matter.

Then with all the havoc that was Fighter’s premature birth in July/August, the helper kind of slipped my mind.  By then she should have arrived already!

To put it shortly, the stupid agency delayed the arrival of the helper for FIVE months after July.  They had all sorts of excuses.

Oh we thought you didn’t want her to come so early. Then they admitted they hadn’t started applying for her WTF.

Then got typhoon in Manila.

Still got typhoon in Manila, everything is closed.

Oh need to wait for my boss (who is also her husband wtf) to come back from Vietnam to sign something.

Oh we are having problems with our counterpart in Manila, we are changing partners there.  The girl needs to resubmit her documents and forms to the new agency in Manila.

Oh the helper needs to redo her medical test because it expired (because it took so long).

Meanwhile the poor girl was just put on hold at her relative’s house in Manila for months.  And that wasn’t all. Tons of unanswered calls and messages replied late. A lot of empty promises concerning deadlines that were broken repeatedly. A lot of lies – there was a new delay every day, she was always in a meeting and couldn’t answer her phone, etc.

We suspected they’d taken our payment and used it for something else which is why they delayed so long in procuring the helper, because they were scrambling to get back the money to pay for it.  In the end we played good cop bad cop and Fatty came in to threaten media exposure and police reports before we finally got the helper.

By that time, Fatty’s uncle had lent us his helper while we coped with the arrival of new baby and we had gotten used to her.  So she stayed with us, while AM went to work at the uncle’s place.

A few months later, a bit before CNY this year, Fatty’s uncle told us he didn’t have a copy of the signed contract.  So again I had to contact Gina of Renz Resources.

Thus followed another nightmarish month of me chasing her for the contract and her giving multiple creative excuses.

Not with us, in our office in Klang.

Oh they haven’t sent to you yet? I told them to do it.

What’s your husband’s full name again?

I’m at the embassy now, will send you later.

I’m in a meeting now, will send you later.  And so forth.

Dragged on for weeks up till yesterday! I was close to exploding and I said if I don’t get the contract emailed to me by tonight, I am going to the media with this.  Actually I meant I would blog about it wtf but I’m not sure she knows what a blog is hahahaha.  She said yes ok will send to you.

Next morning, still no email.  So I texted her and said “Still no email from you. I’m making a report on this.  If your boss asks you why your company image is so bad, you can tell him it’s your fault.”

She said, “why always police report? We also never complain that AM is not working with you. I’ll send you by this afternoon.”

*internal combustion*

Me: “AM is not working with us because you delayed her for so long when we desperately needed help. I’ve been patient with you for so long. This is your job I don’t understand how you do your work. I don’t want to chase you anymore. Safe to say I will never use you again.”

After that, she really did send me the contract wtf.

TOO LITTLE TOO LATE. I am still gonna write about Gina and her husband Rene and her company Renz Resources Sdn Bhd because they are a complete disaster!!! At first I thought the first time maybe they really had unavoidably bad luck with a shitty Filipino partner, then the typhoon.

But something as simple as sending over ONE contract also they’re incapable of doing. I refuse to let anyone experience what I did with them, so I want to warn everyone: if you are planning to engage a helper through Renz Resources, PLEASE DON’T.  You will regret it and everyday you’ll be angry and hate yourself for engaging them wtf. Not just the delays, but the lies and false promises and unaccountability. They are a total mess and I’m surprised they’re even still in operation.

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On to happier things! These are photos and events recently.

I’ve decided that since you know, I have delved into the world of professional blogging, I must be hardworking a bit and go to events and act pretty and elegant all.

This is me being elegant wtf.

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Steal the shop’s display sunglasses to wear and take photo wtf. Elegant people always wear big sunnies okay.

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Me, Bobo and Hui Wen at Furla’s launch recently.

Audfit: off shoulder eyelet top from Twenty3, pleather leggings from Egoist, yellow wedges from Murua (ok fine Taobao wtf but if I could buy the real one I would!), bag is Furla Candy range of course!

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With Bella Kuan.

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All the bloggers to the left!

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Furla Candy display.

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With my two favorite people to go to events with!

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Eh Hui Wen you inject collagen into your lips ah wtf.

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Me! Photobombed by a very serious Bobo.

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Not sure why I so happy here.

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Then after that aunties must go to supermarket and stock up on groceries wtf.

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First bag, now shoes! Stopped by Melissa in Gardens last night because Melissa generously wanted to give me, Fatty and Fighter a pair of shoes each. ^^

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Fighter being amazed by the kids collection.

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Mostly girls shoes but they do have some unisex sneakers too.

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In the end we chose the red one in the middle.  So what if there’s pink! Real men wear pink!

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Here’s Jammie babysitting Fighter while I try on shoes hehehe.

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Taken with my Xperia z1

Fatty chose this pair for himself super smart looking!  I’m wearing my own pair of Melissas here.

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Mine! Finally settled on Melissa x Karl Lagerfeld ice cream shoes.  Actually I didn’t really see anything I wanted until at the last minute I spied these.  It was love at first sight hehehe.

Thank you Melissa!  Their anniversary sale starts today, outlets are in 1U and Gardens.  They’re my favorite shoe brand cos they’re sooo comfy!  And the designs are so varied and I love their different collaborations with designers.  Besides the Lagerfeld, I also have a pair by Jason Wu.  Next time do a Jeremy Scott please hahaha.

Now the moment you’ve all been waiting for. Fighter spam!

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Taken with my Sony Xperia z1

Sitting up with minimal support from my fist wtf.  Yay Fighter!

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“Check me out Daddy!”

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Watch out ladies these eyes will steal your heart wtf.

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He’s learning so many new things so quickly! He’s no longer scared of his baby gym and knows to bat the hanging toys already.

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Managed to propel himself off the mat by pushing against the arches with his foot.  So technically he flipped himself over and out of the mat.

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No doubt very happy with his achievement hahahaha.

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Smiling as usual heheheh.

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Bobo came over yesterday and took all these pictures!  Sorry a bit blurry ah *turns up nose at camera wtf

He’s like asking her “Auntie Bobo am I cute?”

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“How about now?” Hahahaha these are her captions from Dayre.

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*gnaw gnaw

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Reaching for his toes again.  I wonder why babies do that!

Speaking of growing, Fighter may be ready for solids now!  I noticed that recently he’s been drinking his milk super fast without pausing, and he gets hungry after 2 hours plus instead of 3.  I thought it was a growth spurt but some mommies on Dayre said he could just be ready for solids!

He’s 7 months actual age now, 5 months adjusted.

I am so not ready! I sometimes get confused with the whole actual vs adjusted age thing and thought I had a few months to go! I was so comfortable in his milk feeding schedule some more.

Don’t know the first thing about feeding baby solids man.  Went out yesterday and hurriedly bought a can of baby rice cereal but what next? How often to feed? When to feed? How much? Which foods are good? What’s a good brand of baby food (the glass jar kind)? Must cook porridge or just steam some fruit or potato can already? Do I need a high chair?

Taking him for his next pediatrician checkup on Tuesday and see what doctor says about starting solids.  Cross fingers!

 

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Look sharp

You know how much is my electricity bill?

Rm400-500. Every single month.

SIAO OR NOT SIAO YOU TELL ME.

The culprit obviously is the air conditioning.  Everyone knows air cons consume the most energy.

And this is only for a household of 4 people.  Me, Fatty, Fighter and our maid, Nancy.  And Nancy sleeps with Fighter so that’s only two rooms in use.

When we first started receiving this crazy bill (after Fighter was born and occupied another room in our house), I remember I exploded then went to ask Lay See how much her bill was.  And it’s about the same as us.

Sigh it’s because it’s really too damn hot everyday that I absolutely cannot not turn on the AC.  Fighter is even worse – he got the Tiah genes (them of the extremely hot blood) so the minute I bring him into a non-AC room, his head starts getting clammy wtf.

And then our air conditioners are quite old la I guess and not energy saving.  Some more we have to turn them on for some time only the room gets cold.  I did think of changing our air con units – short term mafan but might save us a lot of money in the long run.

I’d definitely opt for the Sharp Comfort Eco Series air conditioner.

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I already have the Sharp Plasmacluster Ion air purifier (and hairdryer) so I have complete faith in Sharp as a brand. :)

The air purifier is especially recommended.  I bought it last time during the haze and it works wonders in getting rid of the hazy smell at home (as well as germs and pollutants la).  A few days ago I went crazy because mosquitos invaded our home and bombed the whole place with mosquito coils.  Kinda overdid it because we came home and the whole house smelled like Sumatra in the middle of a forest fire wtf.  But I just turned on the air purifier and in 3o minutes the air smelled fresh again. :)  My parents also have a Sharp air purifier and my mom says it can even get rid of fart smell WTF.  *stares pointedly at Fat Her

Anyway back to the Sharp Comfort Eco Series air conditioner.

The most interesting thing for me about it is the Baby Sleep mode.

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Cos Fighter’s aircon sucks la either too warm or too cold wtf.

Baby Sleep mode will help ensure that Fighter doesn’t get too hot yet won’t have drafts blowing over him which can give him a chill (as frequently reminded by my mom and MIL).  Fan speed is also lowered for gentle quiet operation for baby to sleep well.

I’ve been considering getting an additional air purifier for Fighter’s room because as a preemie his immune system is weaker. :( Therefore more susceptible to infections and falling sick and after the last time he was sick…. I WILL DO ANYTHING TO PREVENT IT AGAIN.

But since Comfort Eco series already has the air purifying Plasmacluster Ion technology can just get a new aircon la no need air purifier!

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Plasmacluster Ions clean the air by reducing contaminants (dust, smoke particles) and odors (smoke smell, fart smell wtf etc).  Also effective against viruses (VERY IMPORTANT for Fighter) and mold spores (prevent mold from growing indoors).

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Other features of the Comfort Eco series is durability of the All-Aluminium heat exchanger.

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On hot days, you just wanna run indoors to the aircon but always have to wait for 15-20 minutes at least for the aircon to get cool.  In the meantime, forced to turn on the fan as well, using up more energy.

Just run in and turn on the Powerful Jet mode and stand under the aircon to cool down fast.

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And the most attractive – the energy saving design.

Also Sharp users don’t need to worry about aircon breaking down or anything because there is an A force team always on standby to provide speedy service if needed.

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Fighter grabs his feet and discusses politics

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Photo taken with Sony Xperia

New milestone unlocked for Fighter!  He recently learned how to grab his toes!  He’s obsessed with them now.  I can imagine him eating them soon wtf.

Started a few weeks ago when I realized he suddenly found the existence of his knees wtf.  He’d grab on to them like this:

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Photo taken with Sony Xperia

Then a few days ago  he progressed to touching his toes hehehe so yay I think that’s another milestone achieved!

Actually that’s all la wtf I can see everyone reading this keeping quiet crickets chirping wtf.  Eh let me be hahahha I must record down every milestone Fighter achieves okay! And I didn’t expect him to do it also since he still hasn’t rolled over.

(He turns to the side and gets stuck at his big fat arms wtf.)

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Ah mommy what la you! You didn’t think I could grab my toes did you!

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Did you hear that, Lamb Friend? She thought I couldn’t do it! HAHAHAHA.

This series of photos all taken with my Sony Xperia Z1 by Suet.  Photo quality damn nice right!

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To celebrate, I will give Lamb Friend a celebratory kiss.

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*smooch smooch smooch*

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What’s that sound? Oh uhhh hello Giraffe Friend.  Me and Lamb Friend were just uhhh talking.  That’s it.  Just talking. *whistles innocently*

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Ahhh you got me! I’m sorry Giraffe Friend but Lamb Friend is just so fat and fluffeh! What’s a baby to do!

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And now here I am having a serious discussion with Daddy about current events and poly-ticks.

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So Daddy tell me, what are your thoughts on Malaysian poly-ticks?

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Hmm. I did NOT understand that.

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Pssst Mommy. Give me something intelligent to say.  Daddy’s expecting an answer.  Mommy?

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Oh great Mommy just walked away.  I’m on my own then.

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So um ticks.  Aren’t they the same as mosquitos except itchi—

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WOW DADDY WHAT’S THAT ON THE CEILING OVER THERE!

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THERE THERE OVER THERE… THAT THAT THING.

(phew that was a close call.  Good one, Fighter.)

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On LINE Shopping

As you know, Fatty and I are huge fans of Line, the messenger app. ^^

Fatty even blogged about it before!  These screenshots were before I got my much beloved and overused Stitch stickers hahaha so I was still using my other favorite, Brown stickers.

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Telling Fatty my parents and I were nearly at the restaurant we were having dinner at.

Telling Fatty dinner was ready.

Fatty being annoying with his Doraemon stickers hahaaha.

Even five minutes ago we were just talking on Line.  Context: I went to renew my driver’s license today and told Fatty I renewed it for five years.  He said why didn’t renew for ten years and I told him maximum is 5 years.  And he said no the last time he renewed his for ten years.

So this is what I replied.

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LOLOL.

Stereotypical but some truth in it, I admit I’m not the best of drivers.  Although I haven’t banged the car in some time! *touches wood

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ANyway did you notice Line has different themes available now!!  My favorite character is Brown but the Cony theme is pink so Cony it is!

You can do so many things on Line.  I use it to text and video call Fatty when he’s away from home.  But did you know you can also shop on Line?

Hehehehe punny.

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Yes Line Shopping! Line Shopping is not another app on its own but an official account under Line.

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Go to Add Friends and just look for Line Shopping under Official Account recommendations.  Then add it as a friend.

Basically LINE Shopping gives you awesome shopping deals from brands and e-commerce stores!  Brands will put up promotions and special deals only for LINE Shopping followers to take advantage of. ^^

There’s also different fun shopping activities to partake in.

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Like the Name Your own Price event!  LINE Shopping announces the prize, in this case the Casio EX-ZR800 camera.  Then the participant who entered the LOWEST UNIQUE price won this camera at RM 14.54!!!

The entry form will be open for 3 days only after announcement.  When you enter your figure, remember not to include the symbol “RM”, just numbers and decimal figures up to 2 digits only.  E.g. 12.95.

Only 1 figure will be considered. More than 1 figure entry will be disqualified.

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I scrolled down the LINE Shopping timeline and saw this fella won a Galaxy Note 3 for RM10 WTF!!!!!

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Special LINE Shopping stickers are coming up soon hehehe confirm they will fit my conversations perfectly.

Go  add LINE Shopping now!

And if you’re not on LINE…..

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