Tuesday, April 30, 2013

May 2013 Blogging Challenge!

Hello lovely readers of this humble blog! I know I haven't been blogging much lately. I have so many babies to care for and none of them allows me to take some time to write. Although I have tonnes of stuff to share with you. If you have been following me on Twitter and Instagram, you'll get the mini updates of what's going on in my life right now.

Well anyway, here I am again. With a very exciting news to share with you! Have you heard of blog hop? Where you hop to other people's blog to read and leave comments? But this time, with prizes to be won just by blog hopping!

And the  best part is, Krafty Palette is one of the sponsors for this challenge!

More details and how to take part is here :

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Go ahead and take part! I can't wait to see who's the lucky winner!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Hello 2013! *gasp*

latest custom illustration done 

There are so many things I wish to say yet time has never been kind to me. It's been 7 months since I posted an entry on this blog. The truth is, I am juggling between my fulltime job (9 to 6), motherhood to 2 adorable kids, part time designer for my other 'baby' Krafty Palette now tell me when do I find time to blog?

I love blogging. Looking back at all my posts, make me reminiscing all the memories I have shared with all of you readers. One thing I love about blogging is it's another platform for me to express my feelings and of course to keep it as a journal where I can look back and smile or cry just by reading them.

So as my new resolution (hope it's not too late!) I will try to have at least 4 posts in a month. Monday. Monday seems to be a good day to have new post right? What do you think?

Oh what do you think of the new look? Well I thought it's new year, why not a new look? Just to get the new year mood going :P

Monday, October 22, 2012

Finally my not-so-baby sister is married!

I know my post is no longer concur with events. But better late than never!
Anyway my baby sister, Nurul got married to her looooonnngggg time boyfriend, last September 21st. The solemnization was held at Masjid Sultan Mizan aka Masjid Besi, Putrajaya sometime after Asar. It was my 1st time at that mosque. It was huge and we got lost the moment we got there.

The preparation was held at Pullman Resort. The make up, fitting etc. I must admit it was a bit chaotic since everyone is not familiar with the place. Everyone was calling everyone asking where to meet, where's this place etc etc. But we managed to get to the mosque in time for the solemnization.

Did not managed to snap more photos because kids were not cooperating. Boleh ke menjerit nak kek and buah hantaran in the middle of akad nikah? -____-

Happy and proud parents to have another son in the family. Yer lah 5 girls. Tunggu lagi 2 sons.

l-r : your truly, bride, father of the bride, mom of the bride

Beaming!



The solemnization. Kenapa nampak macam my husband lagi nervous?

The happy bride to someone's wife.

The Dulang girls.


During the event. 

The reception was held on the next evening at Dewan Seri Endon. Unfortunately I have no photos from that night event because I left my camera at the hotel! Great Ida!
So we have to wait for the official photographer for the photos.

To Nurul & Zhafran, congratulations again to both of you. 
We are happy and thrilled to have you, Zhafran as part of our family.
Please take care of each other and may Allah blessed your marriage with great happiness and health until Jannah.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Wikki Stix : One of a kind creatables!

When I first received an email to review about this product, I must admit I have never heard of it before nor see it anywhere. From the brochure received, it looks pretty much like play-doh or any other clays. So what make it so different?

Wikki Stix is a an award winning wax yarn made in USA. It is safe to play for children as it is made of non-toxic and allergy free material. Wikki Stix has just made their first launched in Asia recently. Being a parent and having kids, I always look for safe, non-toxic product and of course, minimal mess!

Hariz was the one who was so excited when I first show him Wikki Stix. He took his chair, sat on it and ready to explore! Boy I've never seen him this enthusiastic!

He started off with the connect-the-dots game where he has to connect all the dots to form a shape. You can say he was trying so hard to make the shape!

 Can you guess what is it? No? Not yet? ok hang on. 

Wikki stix is so flexible. You can shape it any way you like it. You can even bend it and it will stay in good shape. The best thing I like about Wikki Stix, is it stick on paper or any other surface but no on hands! Although it is sticky, it never leave any residue! It's every mom's dream! They can roll in on the floor, step on it ah you name it!

 But of course, Sara would like to get into the picture too. She's only 1 but she knows how to play. I too don't have to be worried because she like to put everything inside her mouth as this is non-toxic and safe!

 You can tell Hariz is having so much fun creating stuff. I made him this glasses and he won't take it off! 
The next Harry Porters perhaps?

Well that's the end product of his creations. It doesn't look like snow man at all but at least he made it himself! :)Wikki Stix stick on paper and any other surface. You can peel it off and stick them as many time as you like! There's no glue needed!

There are so many more interesting things you can do with Wikki Stix.


To conclude this little amazing product we had, I must say we can't get enough of 1 pack! We will get more so Hariz can play at his own creativity.

 Almost there!

{moms, don't let your kids do this at home!}

Good news to all Story of Us readers!
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Wikki Stix is available at the following stores in Malaysia:
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Thank you for reading!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Implanon : A new method for birth control

If you've been following my tweet, I did mentioned about this before. I waited 1 year to post so I can tell what 1 year has been for me with Implanon in me. Anyway, let me just tell you a little bit about Implanon.

What is Implanon?
First of all, Implanon is one of the contraceptive method used for birth control. It's a 4mm long and 2mm in diameter rod (about match stick size) inserted under the skin of a woman's upper arm and contains etonorgestrel.


How does it work?
By releasing etonorgestrel serum little by little into our body to inhibit ovulation and modifying the viscosity of the endocervical mucus on our uterus. You can go here for more info on Implanon.

Anyway, I took my Implanon at a near by clinic for RM400 (varies at other clinic or LPPKN). No surgery needed. What they did was just insert this huge needle containing the rod into my arm. The process took about 10-15 minutes. 


Here a before and after photo. I know it looks pretty scary at first. After few days, there will be some bruises on the arms. Do not fret! That's totally normal.


Once you're done, you will be give this card (photo of front and back) showing the insertion and removal date. In case you would like to get pregnant after 2 years, just go the a clinic and have it removed.


This it how Implanon looks like under your arm. It's totally invisible. I just pressed my arm so I could show you it's there. No scar whatsoever. 

ok the big question. Why did I choose Implanon? Why not IUCD or pills? or that 3 months jab? Natural planning?

Well first of all, I just had , the idea of having a thing (IUCD)  inserted down there is scary enough. So I passed. Pills? I admit I'm not disciplined enough to take medication on time. That includes that 3 months jab too. 3 years doing nothing is pretty much my idea of family planning.

However, like any other hormones related birth control, there are a few side effects that is varies for each individual. So far I had very minor pain at the back of main head like migraine. But it usually occur 1-2 times a month around the 1 year of insertion. I haven't had any headache after a year. And of course your menstrual cycle could go haywire from zero period to period at every month! 

In my experience, the 2 weeks after insertion, I had a heavy period that last for almost 2 weeks! But after that, I didn't have any period for 1 year and 2 months. I just had my period 2 days ago and boy was I happy! 

So far I never experienced weight gain or loss in weight. When I 1st had in, I was fully breastfeeding Sara. It has no effect on lactation. However I stopped breastfeeding when she reached 1 year old due to personal reason.

For those who are still looking for birth control method, maybe you could give Implanon a try. I have no problem with any other method (not that I have experienced any of it). All the best to you and thanks for reading. 

*all the above are solely my personal experience and thoughts. This post is not sponsored by Implanon. Though I wished*

Thursday, October 11, 2012

On Instagram

Hello peeps! Just a quick update on what I've been busy with lately. Instagram! Who doesn't?
If you haven't follow me yet, you should!
Totally addicted to it now
Will give real updates really soon stay tuned!