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It’s a (Halal) Deal!

“Halal is a must. Not just about what we eat but also what we wear and we love.”

Want to eat, see, give, do, or wear Halal-related products at unbelievable discounts?

Now you can, only at HalalDeals.sg!

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HalalDeals.sg offers online discount service for Halal-related businesses in Singapore. I mean, nowadays it is all about the convenience. We can get too  busy to even do a decent shopping spree sometimes. And it can get pretty cumbersome if you have to go through various channels or websites before you can actually find that one thing that you have been looking for. Shopping with HalalDeals.sg is an easy and hassle-free experience, really. It’s like going to one central portal to find all your Halal needs, at discounted rates some more!

Oh and guess what?

HalalDeals.sg just celebrated their 1st Anniversary on 24th Sept 2013, and this just means you can stand to win something! That’s right, they have prizes worth than $2000 to give away which includes a trip for 2 to Boracay Island Philippines! You can find out more about the contest HERE.

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Okay here’s the best part.

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You need to visit their Facebook page and give them 10000 LIKES by 11 October 2013 before they can unlock the Grand Prize. Right now they already have more than 7000 LIKES, so I believe it is achievable if we are all more proactive. Take the effort to take action, instead of just waiting for something good to happen all the time, if you get what I mean.

SO OF COURSE WE WILL MAKE THEM UNLOCK THE GRAND PRIZE!

How do we achieve this? Simple.

Click on their Facebook posting HERE

Next, SHARE & TAG as many friends as you can!

Who knows, you or your friend might be the Grand Prize winner? 

Winners will be announced on 18 October 2013 via their Facebook, Twitter and email!

All the best! Time to CLICK, CLICK, CLICK! Not here but HERE! <3

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It’s positive!

Don’t you just wonder sometimes why am I just so positive about most things on most days?

And then it leads to the next question.

Am I real?

Before I answer, give me a turn to ask you now.

Would you rather be near a positively infectious person, or a contagious person with negative thoughts?

I would choose the former anytime, baybehhh.

Sadly, some people are just so entrenched in seeing the negative side of things till they leave absolutely zero room for all things positive to grow. They are just too toxic and impossible, simply put. And these same people usually inhabit our family, work environments and social circle of friends. Just being around them can be very emotional draining. Whatever opinions they voice out are more often than not, venomous. Gosh.

So what happens then since they are so full of negativity? Well, their negativity eats them, breeds dissatisfaction, and clutters their mind. They are constantly angry. They are forever not happy.

And here’s the reality. You just cannot escape from them either. LOL.

There is one thing you can do though…

LEARN HOW TO COPE WITH THEM.

Honestly, you cannot beat these people. They are called “impossible” for a reason. They are forever thinking that you are the source of all wrongdoings. No matter what you do or what you say will ever, EVER make them consider your side of the story. They will never be able to recognize their flaws because well, they supposedly do not have any flaws. Guess what? They are perfect! :S

WHAT’S NEXT?

 

AVOID THEM AS MUCH AS YOU CAN LOR.

CATCH YOU IF THEY CAN. 

I mean, come on! The only good thing they can do to you is to motivate you to do better (and prove them wrong along the way). Other than that, they are just a bunch of naysayers. Naysayers habitually express negative or pessimistic views to almost everything in life. For instance, there is one big important event coming up. Now, these naysayers will always try to cast gloom despite you working so hard for it, and despite you having a strong and good feeling that things will go well. These naysayers will use any information about your personal life however small as a trump card against you. They can spin different versions of stories about you to other people (especially those close to the both of you) based on even the simplest comment you made over lunch.

“People who are negative are either lonely, broke, or lonely.”

NO CAN DO, DARLING.

Eventually, you will need to separate yourself from that impossibly negative person. Law of manifestation, perhaps? Yes, the truth is, maintaining a relationship with an impossible person is errr...impossible? Sometimes, it is pretty difficult to separate yourself physically from them. That’s alright because you can start by make a mental separation from them. Free your mind. And that is all.

Ok chope. Let’s reflect a bit.

You know, there are many different reasons for negativity, and this usually includes insecurity, low self-esteem, low self confidence, an abusive past and frustration in life.

Put yourself in a working environment, for instance. How many times have you heard of someone trash-talking you, just because you are performing really well at work?

You, on the other hand, often wonder why is it that you do not have the much needed support from your colleagues after a job well done. You poor little thing you.

Now, there is one thing these people do not understand, and that you need to constantly remind yourself about them. No matter how successful they think you already are, you will still not stop working like sleg dogs. They do not realize that nothing comes easy, and that behind every success are hours of PLAIN HARD WORK. But of course, good luck will come in handy too. So what do they do when they cannot keep up with you?

THEY NARRATE STORIES. THEY BECOME STORYTELLERS. THEY TALK. THEY TRY TO OVERTAKE YOU SECRETLY THROUGH DESPICABLE MEANS. THEY GET CAUGHT (WITH OR WITHOUT THEM REALIZING IT). THEY FAIL (MOST OF THE TIME).

And what do you continue doing?

YOU KEEP TRYING TO BE BETTER THAN YOU WERE THE DAY BEFORE.

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“Negative people need drama like oxygen. Stay positive, it will take their breath away.”

And yes, I am real. Just not that negative.

Pinch me hard the next time you see me. <3

For now, LIKE this post if you too detest negativity, & I will blog again sooner than you think.

Deal?

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Kiss a frog, anyone?

Do you actually have to kiss a lot of frogs in your life before you finally meet your prince?

LOL.

Imagine me telling my girls that. Imagine their cheeky faces followed by their…

“Yucks Mummy!!”

WHO WANTS TO KISS A FROG ANYWAY?

Truth is, almost everyone judges a book by its cover. The first thing you do when you meet a person for the first time is to judge him/her. Am I right to say this? I am not saying it is a good thing but making judgements based on appearances is truthfully a fact of life. It is a life skill and an instinctive process. Why, it is a tool for survival! Judging by appearances helps protect us from dangerous situations.

But yet, someone’s phyical appearance may not necessarily reflect who they are.

How someone looks may not be an accurate indicator of the type of person they are or the type of personality, skills or ability they have. There are also a number of other factors that can affect someone’s physical appearance.

This is why you must bring your little kids to go watch The Tale of the Frog Prince!

 

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The Tale of the Frog Prince teaches children not to judge a book by its cover, treasure their friends and also serves as a light-hearted reminder that we should treat everyone with kindness and respect. It is also filled with super funny dialogue, colourful characters, and catchy tunes!

 

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I CANNOT WAIT TO BRING MY NADYAS TO THIS MUSICAL PLAY ON 22 SEPTEMBER 2013.

That’s just a day before my twins’ 5th birthday, so thank you for the birthday treat, SRT’s The Little Company!

Don’t miss what is sure to be a ribet-ing 

experience!

 

Starring Caleb Goh (Frog), Spree (Marc Valentine), Mina Ellen Kaye (Rosalie), Erwin Shah Ismail (Bertram), Anette Andersen (Penelope), Candice de Rozario (Queen) and Marcus Lim (King), don’t miss what is sure to be a ribet–ing experience!

Recommended for 2 – 6 year-olds.

29 Aug – 29 Sep 2013

DBS Arts Centre – Home of SRT

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BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE!

Photos Courtesy of SRT’s The Little Company

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Meadow of Love.

I look forward to this every single weekday.

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The sending them to school part is always exciting because well, at least Mummy gets some time to run errands and all (this normally means shopping!), or have that breakfast date with Daddy.

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EH? HOW COME FOUR KIDS AH?

OKAY DON’T GET ALARMED. THAT’S NOT MY SON.

(I did not secretly get pregnant and give birth to a baby boy, and hide him from the public for 3 years.)

That’s Shan Ehan, my darling and most precious nephew! And he attends Nursery 1 in the same school as my girls! So cute, isn’t he? On certain days, if I am lucky,  I get to drive him to school!

The fetching them back from school part is always something I look forward to too because well, being apart from them for four hours is more than enough. Any longer than that and I will most probably suffer from separation anxiety.

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My girls, they really enjoy school. I know it. They look forward to school every time, no matter how late their bedtime can be on certain nights due to family events like birthday celebrations, for instance. Never once have they actually begged me to not go to school.

Each time I ask them questions pertaining to school, they will always have so many things to tell me. Always so eager. Always so excited. As a result, we will often engage in long conversations about school during our drives home or just before bedtime.

IF THAT’S NOT EVIDENT ENOUGH, THEN I DON’T KNOW WHAT IS.

I think it is important to let our kids see that we are interested in talking about every part of their school life; not just their successes, but their problems as well.

Of course it is normal for them to be slightly unhappy during the first few weeks of school. That time is called the adjustment period; they need to adjust to the new teacher, new friends, and the whole idea of waking up early to go to school instead of just staying at home to err…play and watch TV?

In school, they will meet all types of people and that’s where they will also learn how to cope up with different situations and people.

Besides, they have super cute looking friends too!

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My girls took slightly longer to adapt to school during their first year in school, but for the subsequent years, they took less than three days to more or less to adjust, and to get used to everything new in school. For that, I have got the teachers to thank because the teachers at my girls’ school are really caring and loving. And what I especially like about the teachers is the fact that they always look out for every student in the school, and not just the students in their class. They know the names of all the students in the school, mind you! So it really feels like one big kampong.

Where is this big kampong, you ask?

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KIDZ MEADOW PASIR RIS, THAT’S WHERE!

That’s the school that all my three girls have been attending ever since they were in Nursery 1.

So why do I send them to KIDZ MEADOW? 

When I was scouting around for a school for Sharleez, I considered the following factors:

• Distance

• Environment

• Curriculum

• Teachers

At that point of time, the daughters of my good friend Oniatta were in Kidz Meadow too. She had only good things to say about the school and her daughter’s teacher especially, Teacher Huda.

And so I made that visit to Kidz Meadow. My god, I fell in love with the school’s environment the moment I was there. The school is right at the end of Pasir Ris beach if you must know, and it faces the beach and the big playground! I was thinking,

“How super cool it is to go to a school that faces the beach! It’s like going for a picnic every single day!” 

I looked through the curriculum and I was very impressed with the strong literacy programme which they offer. The following are incorporated into the 4-hour programme for the N2 to K2 level at no additional cost:

1. IQRA Enrichment Programme 

-Introduces the children to the basic Hijaiyah alphabets

2. Speech & Drama Enrichment Programme: 

-Aims to develop the children’s confidence, pronunciation and creativity

3. Letterland Phonics

4. Rigby Rocket Reading Programme

5. Seronoknya Membaca Reading Programme

I WAS SOLD IMMEDIATELY.

When Sharleez started Nursery 1, her teacher was Teacher Huda too, the same teacher who taught Oniatta’s daughter! Teacher Huda is really a dedicated and caring teacher.

To cut the story short, Sharleez had such a wonderful time when she was in Nursery 1 that I decided to enroll her twin sisters Mysha and Myreen for the Nursery 1 programme too the following year. Sharleez is presently attending Kindergarten 2 while Mysha and Myreen are attending Kindergarten. And all three of them are in the morning session.

Yes you can choose to go for the morning session from 8.30 am to 12.30 pm, or the afternoon session which starts at 1 pm and ends at 5 pm. Since Sharleez will be in the afternoon session next year when she enters primary one, I have decided to put the twins in the afternoon session too for Kindergarten 2. There is such a thing called smart parenting so that you do not end up exhausted even though the day is barely over! :D

Sharleez is already dreading graduation day as much as she is looking forward to Primary 1. She will definitely miss all her friends and her current form teacher, Teacher Suhailah. Teacher Suhailah has been teaching Sharleez for the past three years, so you can imagine how attached Sharleez is to her. Teacher Suhailah knows Sharleez inside and out, so it’s really like having a big sister rather than a teacher to care for my daughter while she is in school.

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For sure, I WILL cry buckets of tears on graduation day. Teacher Suhailah, please avoid me at all costs on graduation day.

Awwww shucks man.

Okay okay, let’s not get too emotional here.

Mysha and Myreen are just as fortunate to get an equally caring and dedicated teacher like Teacher Jumirah. They adore their teacher so much that they cannot help but to talk about her all the time. And I totally understand why. This is one teacher who uses patience with her students. Teacher Jumirah is like a motherly figure, and I appreciate the fact that she was able to differentiate my twins and their totally different personalities at such a short period. I expected her to take one year, but she took lesser than six months! That just shows a lot about the kind of teacher she is.

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Do you know that Kidz Meadow Pasir Ris also offers the following enrichment programmes during the weekends?

  1. Kindertune Absolute Piano

  2. Abacus Mental Arithmetic

  3. Swimsafer

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My girls and Shan, they can never be separated. Shan is especially close to Sharleez. So each time there is a school excursion for instance, the teachers will allow Shan and Sharleez to be together. There is nothing like “Oh you are not in the same class so you cannot be together.” That is how flexible the teachers are.

Tell me now, don’t you just like the whole idea of togetherness? That is the reason why my girls feel so at home when they are in fact, in school. Oh, the irony of it all. LOL.

So if you are in the midst of looking for a school for your little one(s), do consider Kidz Meadow Pasir Ris because it rocks big time!

Kidz Meadow Pasir Ris will be having a Family Beach Carnival at Pasir Ris Park on 12 October 2013 so do join in the fun, and take a tour around the entire school too!

Do not forget to bring your beach mats and hats!

Details!

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You will also get to enjoy special promotion for registrations on 12 October 2013, just so that you know. What special promotion, you ask?

HOW ABOUT A FREE UNIFORM AND HAT?

HEHE.

SO DO DROP BY! 

Kidz Meadow Pasir Ris is at 102 Pasir Ris Road. 

If you are taking the public transport, it will be bus 403 from Pasir Ris Interchange.

Do visit them in FACEBOOK  too for regular updates!

My advice is, do not register for a school at the very last minute to avoid disappointment.

The morning sessions are especially popular, so do ensure you get a slot fast!

SEE YOU LITTLE CUTIES AT KIDZ MEADOW PASIR RIS!

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“As parents, we have a duty to ensure that every child has a chance to learn what he or she is capable of.”

LIKE THIS POST IF YOU AGREE WITH ME. <3

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Get Your Sparkle On.

I grew up to Barbie™.

And I am so pretty sure almost every girl grew up to her too. Don’t lie.

So when I got the tickets to watch Barbie™ Live! yesterday, of course I was one happy girl.

YUP, GIRL.

DID I SAY ANYTHING WRONG THERE? 

 

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Actually, I was informed about the free tickets like two weeks ago. I excitedly told everyone around me like Tatek and Nurul. In fact, I told almost everybody..all except for The Nadyas! I figured I would surprise them on the day of the show itself.

Oh believe me, it was pretty hard for me to keep secrets from my girls, especially if the secret involves something which I know for sure they will like. All I told them was,

“Mummy has a secret for you girls. You will know what it is on Tuesday, 10 September!”

Of course they tested their luck almost every single day prior to the big show. You know how super curious kids are. Oh let’s not even mention kids here because even I am one super curious person. I will not feel at ease until I know what the secret is. So do not ever EVER try to tell me a secret halfway. It’s either you tell me all, or you do not tell me at all. My curiosity will not only kill me, but you as well. Just saying. LOL.

And so they went…

“Mummy, please just whisper to me what the secret is all about.”

“Mummy, is the secret Universal Studios?”

“I know what the secret is! But I cannot tell you!”

“Is it already Tuesday? What day is it today?”

CANNOT TELL. CANNOT TELL.

CANNOT TELL!!

I thought I had it all nicely planned. I THOUGHT.

Yesterday, hours before the show, I put this up in my Instagram.

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And right after I put it up, I placed my handphone on the table and forgot all about it. Suddenly, I noticed that Sharleez had that super shocked expression on her face. Oh-oh.

“MUMMY, OH MY GOD I AM SO SORRY I READ YOUR INSTAGRAM. I KNOW THE SURPRISE ALREADY. SORRY MUMMY.”

URGHHHHHHH. SO MUCH FOR THE SECRET AND THE PLANNING.

Believe me, Sharleez felt so bad about finding out because she knew just how excited I was about revealing the surprise to them. Great. What’s next, right?

“SHARLEEZ, JUST KEEP QUIET AND DON’T REVEAL IT TO YOUR SISTERS. OR ELSE, WE WILL GO STRAIGHT HOME.”

Yup, I whispered that to her. I was actually sort of threatening her. No way would she spoil it for me. LOL.

Finally, it was time to reveal when we went to MBS BOX OFFICE to collect the tickets. Imagine how exhilarated my twins were. They were so pleased with me. My ego got higher. I kept asking them to thank me. Such a great feeling of satisfaction, man. LOL.

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So anyway, it’s still the September holidays, and Barbie™ Live! is still showing until 14 September 2013.

How to get them tickets? CLICK HERE! 

Tickets are selling at :

VIP – S$125 (includes photo opportunity with cast) A Reserve – S$95  B Reserve – S$75  C Reserve – S$55  D Reserve – S$35

We truly enjoyed the entire show. Barbie™ teaches her best friend Teresa™ to be brave, believe in herself, and embrace the power of true friendship through lesson learned from her Princess movies like Swan Lake, Princess & the Popstar, and Mariposa & The Fairy Princess. So if you and your girl(s) have been following all of Barbie™ Princess DVDs, then you will feel really connected watching Barbie™ Live!

And no, I totally did not feel like a bimbo watching Barbie™ Live!

It’s not just about the good looks in this so-called perfect world because according to Barbie™, nobody is perfect.

NOT EVEN Barbie™.

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