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Get The House Ready.

Don’t we just feel super obliged to make the house look as good as possible each time it’s Hari Raya?

It’s almost like it’s mandatory to do so, don’t you think?

Last minute painting touchups or toilet renovation for instance. No, not talking about hacking the entire toilet here.

I am talking about toilet overlay, which I did for my common bathroom.

BTO flat owners, you too can renovate your toilet using the overlay method. I understand that BTO flat owners are not allowed to hack their toilet, but that’s perfectly fine too. No hacking means lesser time needed for the toilet to be ready. Lesser time needed means you can celebrate Hari Raya in style. Must always impress the guests, right? Must always compare whose house is nicer, right? Let’s think like typical makciks for a while here because you and me, we will all eventually become makciks too one day. I give myself another THREE YEARS. How many years do you give yourself? #LOL

Okay back to the toilet overlay method.

Look at what one of my blog readers Ira did for her BTO flat in Geylang Serai. 

 

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Such a nice and clean looking toilet, almost like a hotel! Man, I could sleep inside the toilet even. 

And such a nice looking testimonial too for Shafee from Classic Ideas Design & Build Pte Ltd.

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And yes, I am telling you now that if you want to renovate your house in time for Hari Raya 2013, it is possible, only with Classic Ideas Design & Build Pte Ltd.

SURE OR NOT CAN BE RENOVATED IN TIME FOR HARI RAYA?

Well, all I can say is, if it’s my buddy Shafee handling your project, it can be done. Insya’allah. He is always able to meet deadlines, if not earlier. My entire house was renovated in time for our move in.

And so was Sabariyah’s kitchen.

Read her testimonial!

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Sabariyah signed up for the Starbuy 20 ft Kitchen Cabinet Promotion because she really wanted to renovate the kitchen for her dearest mother-in-law. She was telling me that she wanted the kitchen more spacious so that her mother-in-law. It was meant to be a surprise renovation some more. Don’t you think that it was such a sweet gesture from her? Her mother-in-law is indeed very fortunate to have a daughter-in-law like Sabariyah. Bless her kind heart, as always.

This was her kitchen before the renovation.

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And look at the outcome of her kitchen after the renovation.

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As you can see, Sabariyah retained her wall and floor tiles, and just had the kitchen cabinet changed. And thanks to proper planning done by Shafee, there is now a place for their oven too! A very good & smart way to save on cost! The kitchen looks more spacious now as compared to before, don’t you think? :)

Okay let’s recall.

STARBUY 20 FT KITCHEN CABINET PROMOTION IS ONLY GOING AT $1688. 

BUT IF YOU SIGN UP FOR THEIR RENOVATION PACKAGE, THEN THE STARBUY 20 FT KITCHEN CABINET PROMOTION WILL BE FURTHER REDUCED TO $988!

AWESOME OFFER, CLASSIC IDEAS DESIGN & BUILD PTE LTD!

Here is yet another beautiful kitchen done up by Classic Ideas Design & Build Pte Ltd for customer Sulastri’s house. Sulastri chose the open concept for her kitchen, just like Sabariyah.

 

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Oh, I went for the Starbuy 20 ft Kitchen Cabinet promotion too for #ProjectFunHouse, if you can still remember.

NAH! My kitchen which I am so proud of. Everyday must wipe and make it shine so that I can see my face. The moment I cannot see my face, I will look for my helper and go…

“ATON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” 

 

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CAN YOU ACTUALLY IMAGINE MY DAD COOKING HIS SUPER SHIOK SAMBAL IN THIS PRETTY KITCHEN OF OURS?!!

Okay stop imagining, because truth is, he does not cook the sambal in the kitchen. He cooks it in the service yard.

GOTCHA!

Hehehe.

So okay, read this part properly. In order to get your house renovated in time for Hari Raya, you need to sign up by 1st or 2nd June 2013, and no later than that. And that’s when Classic Ideas Design & Build Pte Ltd will be having their June Renovation Fair! 

WHAT RENOVATION FAIR?

Okay read the details first while I take a little breather.

CLASSIC IDEAS DESIGN & BUILD PTE LTD

JUNE RENOVATION FAIR

1 TO 2 JUNE 2013

10 AM TO 8 PM

178 PAYA LEBAR ROAD

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SINGAPORE 409030

Can I continue now?

For the upcoming Hari Raya, you should really consider renovating your KITCHEN & TWO TOILETS if you think they desperately need help. Classic Ideas Design & Build Pte Ltd have a special package especially for that! 

And while you are at it, always remember that you are renovating your home, not your wallet. 

Now let’s look at another customer’s fully renovated kitchen.

This beautiful kitchen belongs to yet another blog reader of mine, Sabrina!

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NICE RIGHT? 

Sabrina chose to brighten up her kitchen by using a mixture of white and black wall tiles instead.

So it really depends on what your personal preferences are at the end of the day, which Shafee is able to look into, as described by Sabrina in her testimonial!

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Yup. The most important thing is, you got to trust your Project Manager and create a good working relationship with him. The rest will follow accordingly.

Once you start to have doubts, then might as well engage another. The outcome of your renovation or relationship with your project manager also depends on your interpersonal skills too. Sure, there will be times during the renovation when you feel like you want certain things to be done differently. There will be times when you feel like you are not happy or satisfied. There will be hiccups along the way, that’s for sure. Be tactful, and discuss things nicely with your project manager. There is always a solution to every single thing, no matter how impossible you think it can be. You want your house done nicely, then you got to treat the person handling the project nicely too. I am in the business line too, and I know that I will always prioritize the nice customers anytime, and give them that special treatment too. The nasty ones, I will still serve them, but with an angry pout. It’s only human nature.

WANT A GOOD LAUGH? LET’S READ THIS ONE!

 

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Photo Credit: HERE 

HAHAHA. ISNT IT HILARIOUS? 

My favourite is this:

“NEVER EVER BE RUDE TO ONE OF OUR EMPLOYEES. THEY ARE NOT YOUR EMPLOYEES. IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH SOMETHING SOMEONE DID, TELL US (WITHOUT YELLING) AND WE WILL YELL AT THEM.”

HWA HWA HWA.  

Okay in all seriousness, what Shafee is especially good at is space planning.

So if space is an issue to you just like how it was an issue to me, Shafee will be able to help you.

Remember or not my girls’ bedroom?!

Remember how we transformed it from a study room into a bedroom?

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Believe it, it required a lot of planning. Initiailly, we really thought it could not be done, if truth be told. Tatek, Shafee and I had to like, stand in the middle of the then super dusty room several times to just plan. And we were lucky enough to have Uncle David from Classic Ideas Design & Build Pte Ltd as the carpenter! He is really the best carpenter ever, always so accommodating and always smiling.

Here are some other kids’ bedrooms which Shafee customized for my blog readers!

For Sabrina’s son, what Shafee did was to design this roller bed with the book shelf attached to it. Like us, space was also a factor for Sabrina.

So yes, you too can customize your kids’ bed to whichever way you want it. Believe me, it can be cheaper as compared to buying from the furniture shops.

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And look, a matching built-in wardrobe!

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For Ira’s son, Shafee created this extra platform such that the bed and the floor are on the same level. A floorbed is a great idea if your kid is prone to falls. No need to worry about the child falling out, and getting up at night will never be an issue anymore for the little boy. Mummy can sleep in peace and dream longer as a result.

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Still at the topic of space planning, BTO flat owners will normally face difficulties finding that extra space in the master bedroom for a decent walk-in wardrobe instead of just the normal wardrobe.

But surprise, surprise, Shafee managed to somehow do it.

What’s behind that purple wall, I wonder.

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TADA!

 

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So okay, you should make a date with Shafee on either 1 or 2 June 2013 because there are too-good-to-be-true FREE GIFTS waiting for you if you sign up with SHAFEE AND ONLY SHAFEE for any renovation package.

I am not kidding!

If you sign up with Shafee from Classic Ideas Design & Build Pte Ltd on either the 1st or 2nd of June 2013, you will receive…

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A FREE FAMILY STUDIO PORTRAITURE PACKAGE WORTH $250 BY ZEE & MARINA PHOTOGRAPHY.

THE PACKAGE CONSISTS OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • FREE STUDIO SESSION IN A PORTRAIT (LIMITED TO 5 PEOPLE) 
  • WEB RESOLUTION SOFT COPY OF ONE FINAL IMAGE
  • 8R PRINT OF ONE FINAL IMAGE

WAHHHHHHHHHHHHH! SO GENEROUS AH, SHAFEE?

ANYTHING FOR ME & HIDAYAT & THE NADYAS?

If it’s a free studio portraiture package by another buddy of mine, Fauzi Anuar from Zee & Marina Photography, I also want! Excuse me, we are talking about the Fauzi Anuar, the same photographer who won a Honorable Mention at the International Photography Awards for the following picture! So this is definitely someone who takes pride in what he does best – PHOTOGRAPHY. 

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What’s more, there will be more free gifts (like free refrigerator, oven or washing machine) for you, depending on the value of your contract. 

Just ask Shafee for the additional gifts when you sign up okay? But do not tell him I told you this.

Such an awesome combination, I say! After renovating the house and all the squabbles you family people will most likely encounter during the renovation process, must make peace and hang one nice family portrait, right? And this will especially come in handy for the upcoming Hari Raya! Invite everyone to your newly renovated home with that newly hung family portrait.

And should you be interested to hang the Portrait in Pano instead of the normal family portraiture, just make it known to Zee & Marina Photography and top up the difference! That simple!

I CANNOT WAIT FOR HARI RAYA. DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH MY HOUSE AS YET BUT I AM GOING TO PRETTIFY IT EVEN MORE, THAT’S FOR SURE!

How about you?

But first, go make that appointment with Shafee like right now! First come, first served as always. Not sure when yet to renovate your house? Not a problem you can always just meet up with Shafee to find out more. And with all the free gifts this Santa Shafee is offering, there is no harm in signing up first!

So my advice is, go book him now. Trust me, he is always busy with customers during the fair, and he would very much appreciate it if you could book an appointment with him beforehand. If the response is going to be overwhelming (like all the other times), then he is going to try to limit each appointment to a maximum of one hour. Less waiting period for the other customers like yourself, this way! :)

HOW TO REACH SHAFEE?

Contact number: 9431 4921

Email: lucky_ed10@yahoo.com.sg

And here are the details once again for the renovation fair!

CLASSIC IDEAS DESIGN & BUILD PTE LTD

JUNE RENOVATION FAIR

1 TO 2 JUNE 2013

10 AM TO 8 PM

178 PAYA LEBAR ROAD

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SINGAPORE 409030

ALL THE BEST. FOR ALL YOU KNOW, YOUR BEAUTIFUL HOME CAN BE FEATURED IN MY BLOG FOR FUTURE CLASSIC IDEAS DESIGN & BUILD PTE LTD BLOG POSTS! I WOULD BE MORE THAN HONOURED TO FEATURE ANYTHING BEAUTIFUL! :)

And just to wake you up a bit on this draggy Monday morning, click LIKE right below if you appreciate whatever I have shared in my blog this far. A little appreciation goes a loooooooooooooooooong way, and you know that.

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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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Bold Emblem [Ad]

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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Hello Hazlina! #LOL

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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