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Drama Queens & Kings.

Speech & Drama is something that all kids should be exposed to.

I repeat, ALL KIDS.

One reason would be because kids are naturally shy, especially when they have to step their feet in new situations or environment. That being said, there are of course kids who are naturally bold and brave too. But being bold and brave is not necessarily good because it can also mean that your child actually suffers from a low self esteem, which you tend to overlook. See, by being loud and bold, it actually helps them to hide what they actually are and end up spending most of their life pretending to be someone else.

THAT’S WHY KIDS ARE ENCOURAGED TO GO FOR SPEECH & DRAMA, REGARDLESS .

For the upcoming June holidays, why not sign up for….

DRAMA HOLIDAY PROGRAMMES WITH TEACHER YASMEEN COLE?

 

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FOR THE 3 DAYS DRAMA PROGRAMME, KIDS WILL LEARN TO: 

- Think out of the box 

- Improve their social skills 

- Widen their vocabulary 

- Work in groups 

- Think positively. 

- Express themselves freely

Now, Teacher Yas has obtained The College of Teachers Diploma in Educational Enterprise with 3 disciplines- Music & Movement, Phonics & Speech, and Creative Drama. That’s right, she is very experienced in the areas of Speech & Drama. Besides that, she is also an art trainer, script writer, and dance trainer! Wow! We need more teachers like this, everything also she can do!

And the most important thing is, Teach Yas loves working with kids! Just look at how happy the kids who attended her classes were! And how happy Teacher Yas sounded too to be teaching them! Go on, click on the following two videos and just smile!

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I can so imagine my Nadyas enjoying themselves because there will be music, arts & craft, drama and creative writing involved! Teacher Yas, yes my Nadyas will be attending the FUN FANTASY DRAMATIC PROGRAMME FROM 12 TO 14 JUNE 2013! You can never go wrong with princesses and knights. I was told by Teacher Yas that they will create costumes which they will be able to bring home after the session! This, my Nadyas will so love.

AND TEACHER YAS, THEY WILL LOVE TOO. SHE IS SUPER FRIENDLY AND SUPER GORGEOUS TOO! I BET ALL THE KIDS WILL INSTANTLY FALL IN LOVE WITH HER.

 

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(Ya, I forced her to include a picture of herself because well…I said so? #LOL)

Look at her little darling Helena! Super duper gorgeous, just like the mummy!

I am so not going to let the Nadyas just sit at home and do nothing during the holidays. Must occupy their time and keep them so busy with fun activities like Teacher Yas’ Speech & Drama classes.

Yale psychologist Joseph Mahoney once looked at 2,100 5 to 18-year-old kids and concluded that the more time kids spent in organized activities, the better their grades, the higher their self-esteem and the richer their relationships with their parents.

So yeah.

I mean, it’s only $250 a child for 3 days worth of never-ending fun. That’s equivalent to paying only $83 per day! And each daily session is four hours long!

  

 SO WORTH YOUR MONEY, I TELL YOU. 

Teacher Yas assures that the kids will enjoy themselves because she is going make it as fun as possible for all the kids attending! An example of a fun activity will be making sound boxes to make music using home materials, and the learning of basic music beats and rhythm. Teacher Yas will also encourage kids to use lots of their imagination and use anything they see as drama props. Their imagination does not stop the moment the programme ends because they will get to bring home the props and extend their creativity at home!

For example, these cute finger puppets were made for finger playing.
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Teepent tents which Teacher Yas and her students created for Peter Pan role playing.
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Halloween Theme Drama, anyone?
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Dog’s Tale, perhaps?

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Every child is special and every child will think differently. Teacher Yas aims to encourage children to express themselves, and to tell them that it is perfectly okay to be special and different from the rest.

FOR ALL MY BLOG READERS,

ENJOY 10 % DISCOUNT IF YOU SIGN UP FOR 2 CHILDREN OR MORE.

ENJOY 10% DISCOUNT ALSO IF YOU SIGN UP FOR BOTH PROGRAMMES!

 

TO SIGN UP NOW, EMAIL TEACHER YAS AT

YASMEEN.COLE@GMAIL.COM NOW!

 

Light snacks and drinks will be provided too so do not worry okay, your little kiddos will not starve! HEHEHE.

Hope to see you drama mamas (and kids) there! <3

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Eid 2013 with Studiofrost

Don’t know where to go this coming Eid?

How about you go to my most favourite online boutique in the whole wide world? (Besides ASOS, F21, Old Navy & Gap.)

 And it is none other than…

WWW.STUDIOFROST.NET

Nurul & I are going all out for Hari Raya this year, and we are going to keep the New Arrivals coming until you say stop. Beg us to stop, please. But here’s the thing, you might think that since we will have more new arrivals coming in, you should just take a backseat and enjoy the show before deciding on the ones that you want to get for Hari Raya. Right?

WRONG.

Truthfully, I will not exactly advise you to do that because every collection of ours is exclusive. We have designed them especially for Eid 2013. So if the stock sells out, it will most probably not come back ever again, not even in your dreams. #LOL By keeping these as limited editions, it minimises the chance of seeing someone else in the same outfit. But even if you see someone in the same outfit, then you should feel really good because hey, you both share the same good taste in fashion!  -_-

GOT IT?

Okay we are going to have a series of collections, but let me just show you the first series!

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At WWW.STUDIOFROST.NET, we keep it minimal, chic and classy. Nothing too fanciful. Nothing too extravagant.

You can always mix and match these kaftans so that they will look like a totally different outfit each time. Don’t forget to accessorize!

And for this year, most of our kaftan designs come with a cuffed sleeve. So no need to worry if there will be anyone peeking at your armpit if you raise up your hand or if you badly need to reach out for that kueh at the other end of the table. Go reach out for that last piece of kueh if you must! HEHE.

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TIME TO DO A QUICK CHECKLIST:

Are they ready stocks? YES. (And they are already filling up 3/4 of our warehouse!)

Are the kaftans free size? YES. (Chiffon kaftan is loose fitting, while inner lining is stretchable)

Are they breastfeeding friendly? YES. (Lift up the chiffon kaftan & pull down the cooling stretchable inner tube!)

Are they suitable for muslimahs? YES (At the point of ordering, you can opt for a long sleeved inner lining!)

Finally, your most favourite question of all time no matter what…

HOW TO ORDER? #LOL

Okay read the following okay? And after reading, you can still email us to ask the same question again. HAHAH!

It’s very easy to shop with Studiofrost! We will guide you, no worries.
  1. First, you need to sign up as a member at studiofrost.net. It is FREE & takes only about 2 minutes of your time. Remember to fill in your full address as well so that it’d be stored in our database & you won’t have to type in your address anymore! 
  2. Then, you can start surfing our website & ‘PUT IN CART’ any items that you like. Once you’ve placed all the items in cart click ‘CHECK OUT’ and follow the instructions given.
  3.  You will then receive an email from us immediately and automatically (do check your junk and spam mail too for the order process) with the payment procedure, which is to be made via funds transfer to our DBS Savings Plus account within 5 hours of confirmation, by POSB/DBS Funds transfer, Paypal (additional 7%) or Internet Banking.
  4. Please note that we DO NOT accept transfers from other banks. Payment details like the additional amount you need for normal postage/registered mail will be provided in the Order Process emailed to you upon checking out of item from the website.
  5. Once payment is made, we will send items to Singapore Post during our next delivery day.
  6. Normal Mail Delivery will take 2-7 working days while Registered Mail Delivery will take about 3 to 4 working days. But this is just our estimation because the delivery process can take shorter or longer than this.

 

NORMAL DELIVERY – No tracking number provided. Item(s) will be placed in your mailbox. If item(s) is too big, Mr Postman will send it up to your doorstep. There’s no way of checking for item’s whereabout though if it does not reach you. We will not be held responsible for delay/loss of items via normal postage as we or Singpost cannot track items down.

Cost : Each item will cost $1.50

REGISTERED DELIVERY - Tracking number is provided for you to track your item’s whereabouts. Mr Postman will send item(s) up to your doorstep regardless of the size of item(s). We strongly recommend registered mail because if your parcel takes longer than usual to reach you, we can track it down. 

Cost : Additional of $2.24 (for every 2 items you purchase) on top of normal postage charges of $1.50 per item.

SELF COLLECTION - Venue is Pasir Ris. You still need to order from studiofrost.net and proceed with payment excluding delivery fees at least 1 to 2 days before so that self collection can be arranged by us.

All items are free size unless otherwise stated. Please check on the measurements provided before making any purchase.No exchanges are allowed unless there are defects on items. 
 

WE WANT TO SEE YOU AT WWW.STUDIOFROST.NET 

WE WANT STUDIOFROST TO DOMINATE HARI RAYA 2013. #LOL

And here’s the best part.

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More collections at our website, including more new colours for long sleeved inner lining dresses!

Start shopping now! <3

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Nowadays, I prefer to keep my outfits simple wherever I go.
But sometimes, even the simplest outfits can sing if we take the effort to…

ACCESSORIZE.

Throwing a nice accessory can make all the difference in the world. Sometimes, being too simple is boring. Sometimes, you need add-ons before things can start to get pretty interesting. And sometimes, a fabulous looking necklace is all it takes to elevate from being simple to chic.
For Hari Raya this year, my plan is to go simple too on the outfits while going bold on the accessories!

And I believe BOLD EMBLEM can help me in the accessories area.

I can so imagine matching my Raya outfits with chocker necklaces and signature bibs from BOLD EMBLEM

I AM ESPECIALLY LOVING THIS ONE HERE, Alev Emerald Green Necklace!

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And if you are into bib necklaces, you will so love these!

 

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“Inspired by their affinity for bold accessories, sisters Sophia and Nadia Rozle launched BOLD EMBLEM for fashion-forward individuals who love to experiment new styles. From signature bibs to choker necklaces, most of the designs come in limited pieces. That means, less chances of you running into somebody wearing the same piece!”

Presently, BOLD EMBLEM features statement necklaces that can take you from day to night. Necklaces are an instant way to jazz up an outfit. Whether you are dressing up for work, Sunday brunch with the ladies or your friend’s dinner party at a swanky lounge, elevate your outfit to the next level with a BOLD EMBLEM necklace.”

Like the accessories at BOLD EMBLEM but not that sure as to what to style them with? Worry not, The Style Board page at BOLD EMBLEM is a mood board to give you inspiration and ideas on how to style your necklaces! You can never go wrong, ladies! Simply awesome. :)

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If that’s not enough, BOLD EMBLEM even provides Styling Service for customers who are not sure on what to match their BOLD EMBLEM necklace with. All you need to do is to email their stylist!

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AND LOOK, BOLD EMBLEM WAS FEATURED IN SUTRA MAGAZINE TOO!

 

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Photo credit: Sutra Magazine

Shop at WWW.BOLDEMBLEM.COM now.

VISIT THEM IN FB HERE. 

If there’s anything that you like and want to match it with your Raya outfit for instance, do not wait any longer because all their necklaces come in limited pieces.

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Mum’s the word.

Do you remember how you celebrated Mother’s Day when you were still a little child?

I remember it clearly.

Mother’s Day celebration has always been a simple affair ever since I was small. I would wake up extra early just to clean the entire house for Mak. I would sweep the floor, mop it till I could see my reflection, wash the dishes, fold the clothes, and clean Mak’s room even. Back then, we did not have a helper, so I knew it was my responsibility to do something that would make Mak happy; and I reckoned keeping the house clean would make her the happiest. Yes, my mum is that easy to please because her life is really all about us. On every Mother’s Day, I would be at my best behaviour, and try my very best to not make her raise her voice. No fights with my siblings, no nothing. Mak was queen for a day, and we were angels for a day. Well, almost a day. So hard to not fight with one another over the simplest thing. LOL.

I miss those good old days when everything was less complicated.

I miss being a little kid.

I miss growing up.

I miss having lesser responsibilities.

I miss being so carefree.

I miss spending time with Mak.

Mother’s Day seems to be so complicating these days, man. There’s always the dilemma of deciding whose mother we’re celebrating first, second, and third. In fact, Tatek and I are already cracking our brains on how we are going to celebrate Mother’s Day tomorrow. First, there is ME! LOL. Secondly, Mak. Thirdly, my mother-in-law. Sometimes, I really feel like we need an expert just to arrange a schedule for each mom on the exact same day. How many hours are there in a day again, excluding bedtime?

Actually, as ironic as it may sound, Mother’s Day is all for the children. It is not so much for us mummies.

Kids, they are forever eager to show that they love us and that they can take good care of us.

My girls have been saying things like,

“Mummy, I love you so much. Thank you for taking care of me.”

“Mummy, you are the best mummy!”

“Mummy, I will always make you happy. I will never make you cry.”

Just look at my bag. It is filled with cards that my girls have been making for me non-stop for the past few days or so. I am not kidding you or exaggerating but they keep filling my bag with cards and letters every now and then, some of which they did in school!

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“Nah Mummy. Happy Mother’s Day!”

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It is always so easy to fashion a statement out of construction paper and glue and fill it with lots of hearts and glitter for mummy dearest when you are a kid. I mean, what else can you do to show how much you appreciate your mum? You express it best through your drawings and all. You put your heart and soul into those handmade cards.

However, I was so tempted to tell them,

“Okay, enough already. I have no more space to keep your cards!”

But I cannot possibly be saying that right? I must be appreciative, especially when they are always so happy to give me these handmade gifts. LOL.

As kids get older and subsequently turn into adults like us, it will become harder to express how much we love our mummies because our lives are now filled with something else like never-ending duties and obligations. The once in a week phone call or visit will then be our way of saying “I am here now, and I still remember all that you have done for me.”

What am I saying here?

When we grow up, we need to find a new way to express our love to our mums.

And as mothers, we too need to be able to hear or see what our children are subtly telling us. They will not make it that obvious most of the time due to a little something something huge called EGO. It may no longer be a flimsy or super gluey handmade card but a perfect looking store-bought card instead. So what? They may not say they love us so very much anymore in the card but they will say they appreciate whatever we have done for them instead. So what again?

Knowing that your kids spent those few minutes to buy the card before writing a little something for you is enough to tell you that you still matter in their lives. Or is it not?

Being a mother is a very challenging job, as we all know! What’s new, right? It does not come with any kind of training book. Okay fine, they do sell those guide books which I love to read, but honestly, those books are just for my pure entertainment. I do not read them to learn how to be a better or perfect mum. There is no correct way to be a perfect mum, and we all learn how to parent on the go. Most of the time, we take that leap of faith and we experiment while we are at it. Should we fail, we have no time to give up or cry for days/weeks/months. We have no choice but to pick ourselves up again almost immediately, and just keep trying to to do the best that we can for our children.

Know that while we think that we may not be the best mummy yet for our children, we are always the best in their eyes.

Sure, we do not need a specific day to celebrate our role in society. But doesn’t it feel super good to know that there is a day to celebrate our existence as mummies? After all, it is just a day of recognition and appreciation.

If every day is Mother’s Day, when then can we feel extra special?

When can we really take a break from everything just to spend that time with our children?

It hurts when I get super busy at times to even talk to my girls. 

It hurts when my girl has to grab my face between her hands just so that she can have my full attention.

It hurts when my girl has to try hard to look at me directly into my eyes just to tell me this.

“Mummy, I love you.”

 

Happy Mother’s Day. <3

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One of the many lovely reasons for having three daughters (and no son at all LOL!) is the very fact that I can always dress them up from head to toe, and make them look as girly as they possibly want to be. It’s like, I am quite old already for those really cute and pretty hair accessories, so the only way for me to “satisfy my cravings” for pretty hair accessories is by buying them for my daughters all the time.

It’s not helping me much that my daughters too LOVE to look pretty all the time!

And then I will go, “Ohhhh look at you looking so pretty!”

I know, I know. I am such a BAD mummy, teaching my girls to be so vain at such young age. But relax, it’s not like I am asking them to put on makeup, or be what they are not. I am not even asking them to colour or perm their hair. (Although I do colour my hair, and used to perm it too.) It’s just those innocent and harmless hair accessories I am talking about here. And besides, I am just teaching them about the importance of decision making, you know? Errrm what has decision making got to do with this, you ask?

SIMPLE.

Now that my girls are bigger and very much opinionated, they will pout whenever they do not like a particular look on them. They will then insist on having their hair styled differently. Or they will choose another hair accessory instead of the one initially chosen for them by my helper, for instance. (She will always mismatch everything one!)

“Not nice la this one, I want something else.”

“Mummy please, let me choose something I like!”

“I think I need to do something about this hair.”

They make it seem like I really have such bad taste at times. Whyyyyyyy? Grrr.

 But when I recently showed them some new and pretty hair accessories, they all went bonkers.

“EH MUMMY WHERE YOU GET THEM? SO SWEET AND LOVELY! I WANT!”

And they all grabbed them.

Look at this lovely headband on Sharleez…

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And this on Mysha…

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AND THIS ON MYREEN!

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Where from? Where from?!

Wait. I am going to tell you now. Patience. :S

They are all from…

ALL THINGS SWEET & LUFLY

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HOW ABSOLUTELY CUTE, RIGHT??!! 

WHAT IF I WERE TO TELL YOU THAT EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM IS HANDMADE WITH LOVE?

Let me show you how nicely the headbands and hair clips were delivered to us.

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And the sweet people from ALL THINGS & LUFFLY even prepared a little headband for my beautiful niece, Shaista Eman!

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Can you already imagine your little cutie pie wearing these headbands from ALL THINGS SWEET & LUFFLY?

Nahhh, I am not satisfied as yet. I am going to make you go craaaaaaazy even more.

LOOK MUMMY! MORE HAIR ACCESSORIES!

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At ALL THINGS SWEET & LUFFLY, you can shop for baby to adult headbands, hijab pins, hair clips and hair ties at really reasonable prices.

Pretty hair accessories are and should be every girl’s best friend. How amazing it is that they can transform hair from looking dull and mundane to something fun and fab! My girls, my husband, my mum, my dad, my helper, and I will never be entirely happy or contented until my girls’ hair is accessorized before we go out each time. I am not kidding you! Sometimes, we can even get into a little argument with regards to how the girls’ hair should be styled. It’s a family affair, you know? HAHA.

But anything for the sake of looking pretty presentable PRETTY, right girls?

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And hey,

“All little girls should be told they are pretty.”

So show some love to ALL THINGS SWEET & LUFFLY by visiting them at their FB PAGE.

And don’t you ever, EVER, forget to click LIKE right below. <3

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