Wednesday, January 27, 2010

My birthday...

with friends


for her friends



We celebrated 2 birthdays for Mia Zara, one is in her day care centre and another one is with the family...

I am 1 year old...

with her cousin - Anaqi

The first occasion is on her actual birth date 12 January which we have it with her friends (just about 10 of them) the rest went to school and the second one just us - the family....

Dream, Splash



Here are the two layouts I did when my baby was 2 months old and the one at the pool was when she is 9 months. I love to watch her sleeping and at the pool: she is so excited and happy to be in the pool...

As of today, the dream layout has been altered...and I don't have the latest picture for the layout.

@ 8 months, daddy's girl

@8 months

Daddy's girl

These was two layouts I did sometimes ago for my princess when she was 8 months and the daddy's girl layout was done when she was 4 months. We love her to the bits...

Monday, January 25, 2010

Twinkle Toes Baby Hand and Feet Sculptures

Now you can have your little one's hands or feet sculptured in gold or silver colour, mounted with an inscribed gold or silver plaque and presented in a custom made frame.

Non-toxic impressions are taken on appointment at Twinkle Toes. The beautifully finished product is available for collection in 14 - 28 days.

It's the perfect gift for any occasion - New Baby, Birthdays, Naming Day, Starting School or to be given as a beautiful memento to Grandparents or Godparents to say "I love you".

I have been keeping the Twinkle Toes brochure for the past 3 years and I am just waiting for the right time to go once I had my own baby. Last month we had Mia Zara's two hands and two feet done by Shayne at Twinkle Toes and she cried at the top of her lungs. I think because the mixture is cold to her hands and feet. Poor baby! However, we have to wait for 28 days for the artwork and once we got it I will definitely share with all of you. Feel free to visit Twinkle Toes and keep your baby memories forever..

Monday, January 18, 2010

Fraser Place Kuala Lumpur

I have been invited for a cocktail, viewing, coffee and lunch for so many times by the Fraser's personnel. However, I don't even have time to go but this time I try to slot in the schedule and here I come to Fraser Place Kuala Lumpur on the 7th January 2010 to meet my friend and she is also the Senior Sales Manager at Fraser, Vijaya Arjunin.

The location of Fraser Place Kuala Lumpur is situated in the very heart of Malaysia's capital city Conveniently located within Kuala Lumpur's renowned shopping, entertainment and commercial hub known as the Golden Triangle, it is within walking distance of the Petronas Twin Towers, the Suria KLCC mall, KL Convention Center, Pavilion and Bukit Bintang Street.

The whole area is famed for its "buzz", world-class shopping malls, towering buildings, cool nightclubs and alfresco dining options. Bukit Bintang is the legendary shopping centre that offers a spectacular array of shopping malls and outlets.

Accessing the rest of Kuala Lumpur and beyond is easy, with monorail and subway stations just a stroll away. The are is well served by both public and private transport, although chances are that everything you could possibly need can be found within the Triangle itself.

Behind the Fraser Place there will be a city walk (like a bazaar/flea market area/restaurants) will be coming up soon, right from behind Rohas Perkasa building to the behind of Impiana KLCC building.

Fraser Place is ideally located in the dynamic Kuala Lumpur city center, the stylish Fraser Place Kuala Lumpur represents the epitome of cosmopolitan living. Embodied in a seek high rise integrated retail and office complex, Fraser Place occupies the 9th to 30th floors, which comprise 216 spacious and modern studios, smart one- and two - bedroom serviced residences, as well as chic penthouses with breathtaking views.

Designed to bring the Fraser's Gold-Standard to short and extended stay serviced residences, each fully furnished unit comes with living, dining, bedroom and study areas, plus a fully-equipped kitchen. Each unit also has 24-hour electronic keycard access, wireless internet and a comprehensive home entertainment system. Floor-to-ceiling windows let you take in the stunning city views, as well as letting in floods of natural light. A designer "see-through" ensuite bathrooms adds to the abundance of space.

Should you wish to rest and relax and perhaps interact with other guests. simply head for the purpose-built recreational area on the 18th floor. Facilities include an infinity sky pool for you to plunge into a state of the art gym and fitness centre and a sauna/steam room with a hot and cold dip pool to rejuvenate your senses after a busy day. Within the building complex, there are also wide choices of food and beverages and retail outlets for your dining and shopping pleasure.

Facilities & Services

Fraser Place Kuala Lumpur has been conceptualised to offer seamless comfort and convenience to its residents. With a range of services and amenities to meet your day-to-day needs, you're assured of the gold standards that the Fraser brand is renowned for.

Leisure amenities

  • Landscaped Outdoor Infinity Swimming Pool
  • Sunbathing Pool Deck
  • State of the Art Gymnasium with Yoga/Aerobics Room
  • Separate Male/Female Steam and Sauna facilities with Hot & Cold Dip
  • Games Room

Business complements

  • Business Centre cum Waiting Lounge
  • Internet Station
  • 2 Seminar/Function Rooms
  • 1 Boardroom
  • Conference Facilities
  • Broadband/WiFi access

Service & Offerings

  • 24 hour reception and concierge services
  • 24 hour security and CCTV surveillance
  • Welcome amenities
  • Currency Exchange
  • Transportation services *
  • Complimentary Breakfast
  • Daily Housekeeping services (except Sundays and Public Holidays)
  • Laundry & Dry Cleaning services *
  • Coin-operated Launderette with Washers and Dryers
  • Babysitting Services (upon request) *
  • Basement Car Park
  • Complimentary scheduled shuttle services
  • Complimentary daily local newspaper
  • Room Service deliveries *
  • Restaurants & Café (within retail mall) *

*Applicable charges apply

Sadly, I forget to bring along my camera so I don't have nice pictures to show you. However, do drop by their website at and you can find so much information about the place or else write and e-mail to

Monday, January 11, 2010

My girl

Again, this layout full of your photos with me...

my girl

You know how to pose everytime we take your photo...

So adorable, you grow...

so adorable, you grow...

I have taken a lot of your shots during our break in October 2009 and as you can see in this layout, a number of your photos crawling, standing, cruising and playing with all the things around you. Baby will put anything in their mouth...that is what you do at this age.

I love all the photos...

Mia Zara @ 5 Months

@ 5 months

@ 5 months you know how to flip and at the end of 5 months you have started crawling. These photos was taken during Aunty Hanis's reception and everyone in the family was so happy to meet you. Your new hair started growing...

Mia Zara

I love to capture the picture of my baby every now and then. Never had one, now I have her, she is everything to us. For your information, I fully breastfeed my baby until today and the result...look at the below layout.

Mia Zara

The photos in this layout was taken when she is four months old and she is definitely gaining her weight now. What a lovely body you

Skin Head at 4 Months

Usually for Malays once you have a baby you will held a small reception among your family members and few friends to celebrate the baby's arrival by shaving off his/her hair and few others traditional rituals will be done. This reception normally we called it "aqiqah and naik buai", so since this is my first baby we planned to do this reception on her fourth months together with her other cousins.

skin head @ 4 months

This layout shows her hair being shaved by daddy at her fourth months and of course she did not cry at all and she is so good through out the process. You are definitely daddy's girl and mommy's angel. We love you to bits...

Saturday, January 9, 2010

The bad Sales Assisstant at Bimba Lola

It was Friday and Estella wanted to go to Mid Valley for a lunch and off we went during our lunch hour to Gardens instead. We had our lunch at Flying Chillies and after finishing our big lunch I wanted to check on shoes and few other things at Bimba Lola and Longchamp.

First we checked on Bimba Lola. FYI, I wasn't greeted by the sales man when we entered the shop, it is not a big deal I don't mind. I have tried a few bangles and it doesn't fit me nicely "tak terletak" I am so small...sigh. Since, today is Izan's birthday so I thought of buying the bangle for her after all it is on 30% discount. Estella and I, asked the sales man about the price for a few of their handbags and purse as there was no price tag and he answered us with an attitude. With no smile he went to the cashier counter, took a calculator and calculate the price and told us the price with no smiling face. I got it...I know, he must be thinking "are you guys buying? or else get lost" it is clear cut that I could feel and I know what he is thinking as if that I can read his mind. Without purchasing anything I decided to go off by saying "thank you" (at least I have a courtesy to say that).

My point is why do you have to show your sour face and behave like a devil when you have a customer?

At first I nak beli, last last I tak jadi nak beli. The sales man really spoilt my shopping mood!

Have you ever experienced this before?

By the way, I have called Bimba Lola Pavilion and their Head Office and OMG, their personnel are so bad in English. Back to school please!!!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Currently reading

Danniella Westbrook, the other side of nowhere

The Other Side of Nowhere is a fantastic read and one of the must-read books around. I have purchased this book for over a year now and have been reading this twice. Again and again...

This is not you're typical celebrity biography, full of plastic gossip and self serving fiction to try and win readers sympathy. Danniella Westbrook has managed to pour real emotion, painful heartbreak and brutal honesty onto every page. The result is Danniella manages to take the reader through a journey of the extreme highs of well earned fame & success to the rock-bottom lows of a life destroyed by addiction.

I'm around the same age as Danniella and previously saw her as a great looking girl with fame that let temptation take her down. I now see her as a brave, amazing and complex person who lived a private hell as she tried to hide her addiction and cling onto success. (I still think she's really good looking!)

Danniella saw addiction take away her career, family, friends, wealth, personality and dignity. From the brink of almost total self destruction, she realised addiction would soon take away one last thing. Her life.

She had to fight her addiction right away and she was so ill, she had to win. A close and loving family means everything when you're in this situation. Fame, money, private clubs, red carpet events, free champagne, loads of fans and even the drug scene appeals to so many young people. The Other Side of Nowhere is the inside story into how easily the party scene can become a danger to the addictive personality.

This book takes on the difficult task of showing you how a talented but normal girl can catapult to fame, popularity, wealth & the celeb lifestyle. Then use fame, popularity, wealth & the celeb lifestyle to slowly destroy everything and everyone that matters.

This story should be read by young successful people, like investment bankers, professional sportsmen/women, actors etc. If you're a thrill seekers, risk taker, an 'It' girl/boy or an addictive personality type, you'll identify with Danniella's story.

It's a great read, a sad read, a happy read and an educational read. It makes you think and leaves you feeling positive afterwards.

I give it the full 5 stars and recommend it to everyone. Share with me what are you currently reading?

Cord blood banking

Cord blood banking, why we decided to privately bank.

What in the world is cord blood banking? What are stem cells? And why should I save the blood from my baby's umbilical cord? When I first became pregnant, I dove in head first and tried to learn as much as possible about what it meant to be pregnant and what I should expect. I barely understood what morning sickness would be like, let alone the challenge of making medical decisions that could affect my daughter.

Zara's impending birth inspired me to dig deep and do lots of research, and one of the things I learned is the option to preserve my baby's umbilical cord blood.

We decided to bank Zara's cord blood because we wanted "medical piece of mind" knowing that if she would ever become ill, that we would have potential means to help her. Knowing also that this was a "once in a lifetime" chance to take advantage of this opportunity.

During my pregnancy I have contacted 4 stem cells companies that available in Malaysia. For your information we only have 4 companies that doing this cord blood banking. My sister store her baby's cord blood stem cells with Cell Safe. Whilst me on the other side we signed up with Stem Life.

After getting our "cord blood collection kit" I straight away put them in my baby bag so that I wont forget to bring it with me to the hospital when the time comes. A report will be given once the storage are done and it is like a nice certificate and file. I have recommended this to a few of my friends and at this moment most of them are reluctant to do so as it is very expensive, I should say.

What Is Cord Blood?

Cord blood is the blood that is left over from a baby's umbilical cord after the baby is born. This once-in-a-lifetime collection of blood is rich with stem cells which provide families the chance to potentially use it as part of a treatment therapy for over 40 diseases, including various cancers, genetic diseases, blood disorders and immune system deficiencies.

The stem cells are important because they are powerful tools to potentially help a body suffering from disease or illness. In addition, research and development is demonstrating that stem cells may someday change the way many more diseases are treated. Cord blood research is continually being conducted to understand its full potential in stem cell transplantation. You can be ready to embrace such potential treatments, when the time comes, if you have taken the first step of banking your baby's cord blood.

Why Would You Want To Save Your Blood?

Maybe you've heard of bone marrow transplants to help people with leukemia. Often, these transplants come from a family member or anonymous donor with a close genetic match. And sometimes, these patients strain to find a matching donor. You won't strain with private cord blood preservation, which has a perfect match rate for your baby and a high probability of being a viable match for a sibling. Current research could perhaps in the future treat such diseases as:

  • Heart Disease & Stroke
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Diabetes
  • Nerve and Tissue Regeneration
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Alzheimer's Disease

After reading this article, will you store your baby cord blood? Let me know and I am more than happy to help you get in touch with my friend who is working with Stem Life.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

First flip

first flip

I am sure all mothers out there are happy to see their baby developments every now and then and in this layout I captured my baby first time flipping. My maid realized this and she alerted me as my baby tried very hard to get on her correct position and lastly she did and I quickly snapped her actions.

I love how it turned out and I add some glitters on the title. The paper is just so nice and it matches her clothes colour as well. At the bottom of this layout again I used Martha Stewart puncher to give some nice edges.

She is a bit chubby at this time, because of mommy's food. You heard me...mommy's food. I wish that you will grow healthily and we will shower you with a lot of loves and may you bring all the happiness in our life.

Do share with me what is the most precious moment you had with your baby? Thanks for dropping by.:)

Baby feeding time

baby feeding time

Some of the items that you must have before you give birth is nursing blanket or hooter hiders (refer to the above photos).

According to this website and this website.

A hooter hider is simply a special blanket that nursing mothers can use. It allows the baby and mother to be able to see each other and the mother to be able to cover up her front and her nursing baby.

Over the last few years, these have become very popular, especially for mothers who don't want to be tied to the house because they are concerned about nursing their baby in public. Hooter hiders are quite expensive, but you can make your own and save some money.

These chic nursing covers are proclaimed as a "Mommy Must-Have" by mothers, celebrities and professionals everywhere. Hooter Hiders is the perfect shower gift and accessory for any nursing mother.

Multi-use: Can be used as a nursing cover, blanket, or even a sunshade for baby.

This things is awesome, I have a couple of this hooter hiders and it is great whenever I am out of the house I still can breastfeed my baby without "getting any weird look" by the public. Get one if you don't have any. You won't regret!

The photos in the above layout was taken while we went for shopping at Pavilion and the one with my baby wearing brown head cover was taken about an hour after c-sect at Prince Court Medical Centre. I just love that moment and it is still fresh in my mind, your cute little lips sucking for milk...

For this layout I punched the paper with Martha Stewart puncher and the result is a nice edge for top and bottom of the layout.

This is part of motherhood like what my Gynae always told me...again and again...I will not forget your tag line Doctor!

Baby @ 3 months

Baby @ 3 months

This was actually a few of my earlier layouts that I did less than 1 hour. I just sticked and pasted whatever I have at that time. Now that I have more choices of embellishments, difficult for me to decide which one to choose from. Photo was taken while we was at Prince Court for her routine check up/injection. I am glad she was not crying out loud at that time just a bee sting by Dr. Anthony. You are a good girl!

1st meeting with grandmother

1st meeting with grandmother

My layout seems to be so plain, whatever it is I am still hoping for more mojo and hopefully this year my creative flow will be more juicy. The above layout featured 2 photos of their 1st meeting when she was about 58 days. What a nice photo!

Preggy Me

Preggy me...

Here a number of my photos during my pregnancy in year 2008. What a wonderful year! I have so many candid photos of mine during that period and I decided to choose randomly. So here it is and turned out to be ok ok...I am still learning tho.


YAM Tengku Izan and yours truly during lunch @Chawan

Here is a layout of myself with YAM Tengku Izan. This photo was taken in 2009 and we was at Chawan, Bangsar for lunch. The second photo was taken during YAM Tengku Izan's farewell lunch with the team in IOI Mall. I used a lot of Prima flowers, some netting at the bottom of each photos and the paper is just so nice for this layout. I did this layout for less than 30 minutes or to be exact like 45 minutes - I think. YAM Tengku Izan, if you were to read this entry - you know you owed me something!!!

Colourful isn't it? Share with me your colourful layout...Thanks for stopping by.:)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

A gift from above

Alhamdulillah...I am blessed with you, you are our sunshine. The below layout is a photo of my baby when she was still in my tummy. At that time, I can wait to see you and I will make sure every day I talk to you, let you listen to music, al-quran, songs and even chit chatting with you. Your reactions at that time was just a soft/mild kicking and moving. I printed the 2D and 4D scan photos for this layout. Out of so many photos that I have, I've chosen those two.

a gift from above

I was almost 6 months pregnant on September 2009. Did you notice the love next to the 2D photo (black and white photo), it is actually a journal which I hide behind the photo. You have to pull the love out in order to see the journal. What is your gift from above? Share with me...

Thanks for stopping by.:)

Monday, January 4, 2010

Best Buddy

My best buddy

He is such a good guy, he will always listen to all of us and sometimes we do fight over small matter. However, we remains best buddy as always. Being Fendi - we know him well, such a sensitive person.

Thanks for being my best buddy, since you are no longer around us. We miss you Fen! Hope to see you again.

"Our" Remy

"Our" Remy

My mother passed away on 31 December 2008, not long after that on March 2009 her younger brother named Remy followed her.

I still remember, we used to go to his house for dinner or lunch. All of us, his nephews and nieces love to visits him just because he is so good in his cooking. We will go over his house and help him in his big kitchen.

The above photo was taken in January 2009, when he came to my house to see the baby for the second time (the first time was at Prince Court - one hour after I am out of the operation theatre, the whole clan was already in my suite). That day we had a "kenduri" for our late mother at Bukit Jelutong and he was there to see the baby again.

You will be forever remembered by the whole family. "Al-fatihah"

Mount Batur, Bali

Breathtaking view at Mount Batur, Bali

This is the layout I did from my trip to Bali not long ago.

Mount Batur is a perfect volcanic experience which attracts thousands of tourists across the Globe every year.

Mount Batur Volcano is situated on the Island of Bali, one hour's drive from Ubud. Mount Batur, considered sacred by the Balinese, is a fairly easy journey to one of the world's most active volcanoes leading to a strange pristine wilderness.

At the top of any of the three craters, Batur is a frightening testimony to the power of nature. The long sharp arcs of blown-out rock attest to violent volcanic eruptions, some as recent as 1994.

I would love to go to Bali again!

Making Memories Tag Curler Tool

Making Memories Tag Curler Tool

I found this Making Memories tag curler tool in one of the scrapping store in my housing area and I should say it is quite ok. Used it twice and it is awesome, I have to say it curls your ribbon very nicely.

Making Memories has a visual step-by-step so you can see how the tool works.

Share with me what is your magic tool?

Why Slice

I have this slice machine, got it since August last year but haven't had a chance to use it. I don't even know how to use this slice machine. Reading the manual is just not me! I have yet to go for the slice class with Rosa, speaking of this I better contact Rosa immediately and arrange for one slice session with her. According to other scrappers that I know, slice machine is so helpful especially when you are out of embellishments. It save you a lot of money and you will get many designs and patterns out of it.

By the way mine is "Pink Slice" how cool is that?

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year 2010

Happy New Year to all my friends and family, may all of you be blessed through out the year.
2009 has brought too many great memories and not to forget some sad events. Everything happens for a reasons and I am thankful to Allah as I am blessed with so many good things last year.

Princess Mia

Early last year I am officially a mother to our little princess and she will be one this coming 12 January.

I also found a new hobby - scrapping! Thanks to all my friends for their advise and I am so fortunate that I can share this hobby with the rest of you out there.

Anyway, I hope may this year will bring joy, happiness, love, good health, wealth and everything good to all of us. Amin.