March 2, 2015

hijabs ready to wear

FS: New Naelofar Babes & Basics, material cotton lycra, no awning, RM50 + Postage (RM6/RM10)

hello! anyone looking for easy-to-wear hijabs? i'd have to say they're perfect for people like me:

- no having to stick more than 10 pins onto your head
- you can just slip it on without wearing an inner if you please
- no need to iron (i was never an ironist, although some people do take the time to iron out the wrinkles first =P)

the ones available come in cloth and metal tags. to me they don't differ much, deciding which one to get is merely based on personal preference. the newer batches now don metal tags. and they come in many yummy colors too!

the ones in the photo below have metal tags.


the ones in the photo below have cloth tags.


email lilo82rose @ gmail . com if you're interested =)

February 24, 2015

the oscars opening

awesome awesome lol.


February 17, 2015

of being 7 months

28 weeks today! that makes me what, 7 months pregnant?

a summary of my 7 months so far:

- i've developed a big craving for sushi... bad, bad.
- also developed a sudden craving for tea - be it teh ais, teh o ais, early grey milk tea (with coffee jelly! :D), is it because of all that sugar? i dunno. but i really shouldn't be drinking all that ice -___-
- my eczema has been flaring up like nobody's business, it's the itchy and scratchy show all over again. i threw out my Palmer's Cocoa butter and opted for my Bio Oil, i think this works wonders compared to the latter.
- i got gastric twice while i was in Prague (omg it was hell, i couldn't even enjoy my second zoo trip), i got gastric again a few weeks ago when i went without food for almost 12 hours (i had an early dinner and didn't sleep and my next food intake was only during breakfast).
- i get really bad back pains at times. and cramps. is that a sign of calcium deficiency? i dunno lah. or maybe because i'm not 25 anymore, haha.
- the baby's a whopping 1.1kg now. which means i still have room for tummy expansion. hands up to those who find the sight of potruding belly buttons simply weird.
- in total insanity-ness, Birdsong, Four Seasons and Ember got the boot (wrap talk here).
- waiting to see the Dr. seems to be getting longer and longer and longer =( i hope the new KPJ hospital nearby will be able to absorb some of DEMC's existing patients, i seriously don't want to be told that there's no available labor room while i'm experiencing real contractions later when i'm about to give birth.
- oh btw, tetanus jab sakit lah. i took it yesterday and my arm still feels numb until now. my Dr. tells me that this is the very same jab all newborns get during their first three months of life. ouch. no wonder them babies yell their lungs out.
- i have nothing to wear. like really. malas nak waste money on outfits i won't be wearing ever after i deliver.

so i've been figuring out what set bersalin is worth trying out this fourth time round. for the last three my mil got me the Minyak Afiat set, which i really didn't use (i like their shower gel, and the minyak afiat, but i wasn't too fond of some of the other stuff included in the set). i heard Tanamera was good. another friend of mine is using Nona Roguy. any suggestions?

(imgs source: google)

Nona Roguy

versus

Tanamera

also, Significant Other plans to get a new freezer, because the current one we have ices over like it's the North Pole, until icicles form -__- we practically have to use an ice pick to get stuff out once this happens. he's eyeing the chest freezer, while i'm hoping for the upright freezer. my only justification is that you get to organize things better with the drawers. but i think you can throw in more stuff if you get a chest freezer, no? besides, chest freezers are much more cheaper than the drawer type. also, with the new addition, i'm hoping to lengthen my EBM journey to 2 years this time instead of the standard 1 year (which was not by choice).

ok i'm done rambling. lol.

February 9, 2015

quality of movies gone down

i've watched quite a number of movies in the past month, and i can tell you i've been disappointed by quite a number of them. sigh. when will the big gunners show in cinemas???

Blackhat


- i find movies that tend to mix the Asian with the West, more often than not turn out to be simply put, one 'ugh' of a movie.
- the female character Lien in the movie was totally unnecessary. she didn't seem to have a vital role in the whole plot except to snog with Chris Hemsworth. pffft.
- i found it hilarious when one of the henchmen spoke Indonesian. haha. i didn't know what i was getting myself into when i bought tickets for this movie (got Chris Hemsworth whatttt, who cares?)
- i found it even hilarious that the movie plot found its way to Perak. did Chris Hemsworth actually come to Malaysia just to film a 5-minute scene??
- the movie ending sucks. the evil villain could've pulled off so much more.


Vice


- when your usual main star actor is degraded to a secondary character in the movie, you know that the movie won't end up well. 'lending his name to crappy B-movie efforts', one website quoted. that is so true.
- the whole movie concept was interesting, but the movie was sucky. nuff said.


Birdman


- don't trust a movie by its Rotten Tomatoes ratings, i've learned. while all those Mat Sallehs gave it a whopping 92% rating, i was cringing in my seat throughout the whole movie -____-
- ok so the way they filmed the movie was kinda different, the movie appears as a continuous long take for the whole 119 minutes. but i still wasn't amused.
- i realize that i don't fancy movies with so many Academy Award nominations, they tend to be too serious and boring for my brain to take.
- i was like 'oooooookay...' (plus disbelief face, think Emoji emoticon haha) when Michael Keaton started to fly in the air T____T.
- i got the movie tickets free from my boss, else i wouldn't even have bothered to watch it.


Jupiter Ascending


- this movie, i find i can brain. awesome fiction movie =D
- like i said, i really shouldn't rely on Rotten Tomatoes ratings, i think they highly rate boring Academy Award-worthy movies and trash the others (this movie got 22%).
- a movie plot worth watching if you're into all these sci-fi stuff. or if you're into Channing Tatum resembling an elf descendant in the movie hahahaha (check out his wings at the end of the movie: awesome!).
- the actors who portrayed the siblings of the House of Abrasax were kind of lame, if you ask me (sorry!).


oh yeah... just a little footnote here to remind myself the names of the planets in the Solar Sytem translated into Malay (because they resemble nothing to each other) (and also because my daughter's school changed class names from stones to planets):

Utarid = Mercury
Zuhrah = Venus (not Saturn ok, ahem)
Musytari = Jupiter
Zuhal = Saturn

January 16, 2015

before and after

just a little insight of how my custom wraps came to be. i'm only just a sister, i suck at creativity.
it really is a mind boggling process, this wrap weaving.
there's your share of patient or crazy weavers, and then there's crazy fickle minded customers =P.
the weft color you choose makes a huge difference in the final look of the wrap.
and that's not including your decision on the wrap fibers and the weave you decide to go with.
or whatever special embellishments you decide to go with, i.e. tail accents, middle markers, etc etc.

1. Farideh Four Seasons
- 4.6m, EC warp hemp variegated weft, twill.

on the warp
final product

2. Alison Addicks Birdsong
- 4m, cotton mauve weft, hearts weave.

on the warp
final product

3. Etla Iris
- 3.3m, cotton peach weft, plain weave.

on the warp
final product

4. Farideh Reverie
- 4m, cotton mauve weft, twill weave, pink/magenta diamond weave for tails.

on the warp
final product

updated 18/2/15:
and... out of all 4 only one is still with me.

January 2, 2015

getting ready for school

my not-so-little Dayana will be going to primary school this year. she had her orientation last Monday, seems like i don't need to worry about her wailing for her Mommy when school starts on the 12th.

although i may need to teach her how to go to the loo without getting all her clothes wet - she's afraid she'll fall into the squatting toilet bowl if she's not careful T___T. it would be nice if the school would provide students with a small map of the school layout. i wasn't sure which toilet belonged to which gender when i was there, hahah.

her bestie is placed in a different school from hers, so i guess she's gonna hafta find a new bestie in her new school later on. her kindy classmate Adam ended up in the same school as her though, so that's one familiar face there. she'll find out which class she'll be put into once the school semester starts.


you should've seen all the forms we parents have to fill up. borang itu, borang ini, haiz. it's been awhile since i've utilized my writing skills, literally speaking.

times like these you wish you'd have given your child a shorter name instead of a lengthy susah-nak-sebut-let-alone-spell name, huh? LOL.

being a first-time mom sending a child to primary school, i'm a certified noob. it's not like there's a 101 book on how to send your kid to Standard One for the first time. they don't simply hand out a checklist to inform you on what you need to prepare for your children's schooling (i don't know about how other schools do it, but i had to ask for the book checklist from the book store on orientation day). come to think of it, i had to stop and wonder if the school had mentioned anything about afternoon sessions, lol.

anyway, there's so many things to settle, such as:

- transit, especially for working mommas. like how does she know which one is her transit? what if she gets on the wrong bus? what if the driver can't recognize her and leaves her behind?

- what school uniform to wear, whether you're gonna hafta buy their PJ uniform outside or if they have special school emblazoned ones (the school PJ t-shirt was unfortunately out of stock T_T), how many pairs do you actually need, where you're gonna alter the clothing if your kid can't even fit into the smallest available size, who's gonna sew on their school badges and name tags if you're a sewing-illiterate like me, etc;

- which stationery would be considered USEFUL for your child in school? i've been hanging out at the back-to-school aisles at shopping malls figuring out what the heck should i buy: do they even need pens? are mechanical pencils allowed? wouldn't sharpening their blunt pencils be a total waste of time? did you know there were so many brands for you to choose from???? *rambang mata*

btw, why do school bags end up looking bigger than the kids themselves? #bringrockstoschool

- do we need to buy all the optional books on the book list?

blur. luckily the storekeeper helped me figure everything out

regarding writing her name 1000 times (okay, i'm exaggerating over here) over and over again on each and every book, i had a little help, thanks to this little labelling machine Significant Other bought in Jusco. type - print - stick. that easy.

true, some people would just tempah rubber stamps with their kids name on it and simply stamp them on, but this machine is versatile in the sense that i can even label their class, school, subject, without having to tempah so many rubber stamps just to cater for separate purposes, hee~ (process to poison my friends to buy this contraption is currently in progress =P). i remember i used to have my own rubber stamp too, many many years ago, that was so old-skool. but then again rubber stamps are useful too, provided your books are not the shiny type cover.


due to the flood situation, the two elder kids aren't due to start school for another week, syok lah diorg...

bangun pagi - gosok gigi - tengok ipad - tengok tv - gaduh riang - buat semak - habiskan stock vitagen Mommy - suka hati.

ish.

December 30, 2014

rs vs rs

it was hard to choose

between:

the oldest in my stash

storchenweige Ulli, SBP shoulder

and

the prettiest in my stash
(to me, anyway)

psling kiwi shijira, GOLD rings

so

which did you think got

the cut?