Monthly Archives: April 2012

Karen Cheng – The Cool Mummy!

Someone I would call Hellava Cool Mummy!

The fine art of seed spitting
20 April 2012
Category : Daily Living

We picked some fresh pomegranates from my mother’s garden.

They were gorgeously sweet and juicy.

My children and I sat in our backyard ripping them open with our fingers, with juices flowing down our arms, chomping on them hungrily.

I taught them how to spray the seeds from their mouths – machine gun style – just like I used to, when I was 10.

Have you ever tried to play music on tin cans by spitting seeds?

It’s a bit gross. But hella fun.

 

Karen Cheng! – http://www.karencheng.com.au/

Thanks for coming by

Be Bless
Love,
Amanda

Mother’s Day gift ideas

Less than 1 month to go and Mother’s Day is around the corner. HOW!

Like that lo.. Cos Everyday should be Mother’s Day mah. :D

Anyway, been receiving lots of flyers and ideas of Mother’s Day gift so thought I could pick up some ideas and share.

 

For those that are going abroad to study,

Logitech offers their “Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920″

The HD Pro Webcam C920 captures full-HD 1080p video and thanks to its H.264 advanced compression technology, you can now upload full-HD 1080p video clips or 15MP photos quickly and with one click sync them to Facebook, Twitter™ or YouTube™. Coupled with Logitech Fluid Crystal™ Technology and a Carl Zeiss optics with premium 20-step autofocus (Logitech’s smoothest, most responsive autofocus yet) , the result is a faster, richer, smoother and sharper video calling experience. The webcam is perfect for both personal and professional use.

I grew up with Logitech’s keyboard and although its over 6 years, the portable/external keyboard is still faithfully serving my brother with his desktop. :) Might be worth the while buying that for your mom should you be going abroad to study and she wants to do webchat with you.

 

Was just watching TV the other day and the Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook commericial came on. I am very IMPRESSED.

I think if I’m a mom, I’ll be so happy if my child bought that for me. Be it just to help my husband handle some paper work, preparing financial statements for the home or even entertainment while doing housework, I believe the Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook will pimp up the whole experience.
In-fact this entry is worked on from my Inspiron 13z. Good stuff!

 

and how can I not mention that stubborn-fat-reducing wonder!

IF your mom works in an office and has to sit down often, do consider the OTO e-shape.
I bet her colleagues will be all excited and wants to find out more from her. A little attention certainly will brighten up your mom’s day ;)

For those mama that are more social-minded and very much health conscious,
Why not register her for the Bare-Your-Sole walk? Its a little gift in advance.

Happening on 2nd June, you can plan in advance, set aside the date in advance and take the mama out for a bare-footed walk.
Its a good family event, and mama can be proud that her child cares more than just what’s within the comfort zone.

A FUN-FILLED EVENT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

Everyday, people in developing countries & disaster-stricken places make their way through these undesirable conditions – barefoot. The Habitat-Barclays Bare Your Sole 2012 barefoot walk is an initiative that lets us all support these children and adults who live in dire conditions, raising much needed funds for projects to improve these people’s living conditions by building homes and fighting poverty.

What about the moms who are just housewife? Well, on top of the OTO e-Shape.
Try the Happycall Pan. :)
I would think its useful and perhaps helps prepare healthier cuisine.
From what I see in my friend – Cuisineparadise’s site, seems like there are plenty of recipe and nice dishes one can come up with from the Pan.

Cuisineparadise’s site is the site to go to because apparently the merchant ripped her photos to promote their product.

Anyway, be participative, spend time and cook with the mom. Spend time with her.

 

My mom always smile when I serve her a cup of water. :) When was the last time you did that?

Thanks for coming by, Oh and Happy Mama’s Day in Advance!

 

Be Bless
Love,
Amanda

sengkangbabies.com

A BIG SHOUTOUT FOR ONE OF MY FAVORITE PARENTING BLOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SENGKANGBABIES HAVE A NEW HOME!!!!!!!!!


the blog site that is.

:D

ITS NOW AT SENGKANGBABIES.COM


How to not love her? – Boon Xin.  That amazing smile, child like innocence in the eyes… awww…

 


I’ll wait 18 years for this boy!!! – Boon Yee

 


My hero to be, the eldest boy – Boon Wee… *blissful sigh..*
The one that gets it the toughest yet what I saw is maturity underneath.

 


not forgetting their boy No.2. – Boon Kang! Let’s see him grow up and be a history maker!

 

and of course the mummy and daddy behind this parenting blog!

SENGKANGBABIES FOR THE WIN!!

:D

 

All photo credits goes to sengkangbabies.com

Thanks for coming by
Be Bless
Love,
Amanda

Catch the MythBusters and HPFolio13


Was reading about HP Folio 13 Ultrabook’s Media invite when I got reminded of this MythBuster video above.
Can Maria Carey’s Pitch really shutter glass?

Watch the video and you’ll know whether high pitch can shutter glass.

:D

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YES! Its possible, not sure about Maria Carey, but this guy Adam Savage sure can.

 

So a collaboration between Discovery Channel’s MythBusters and HP

Touch, feel and test the HP Folio13 in quintessential Mythbuster fashion at the Discovery Channel Mythbusters Roadshow 2012 sponsored by HP!

In collaboration with Discovery Channel, HP brings you the ultimate “mythbusting” experience. Expect an enthralling and interactive time, as you step into the shoes of a “mythbuster” and challenge pre-conceived notions about Ultrabooks. HP’s own Ultrabook, HP Folio13 is already getting attention from modern prosumers and is set to dazzle you during this unique roadshow.

Here’s what you can look out for at the roadshow:
• Test the “myths” surrounding the features associated with laptops
• Discover the unique features of the new HP Folio13 in a whole new way: challenge the product’s outstanding battery life, thin and light design and CoolSense technology

 

Located at Marina Square on 14th and 15th April 2012 Central Atrium, do popby check out the new HP Folio13 and take some photos with them.

Oh oh, and help me and a fellow reader win the Ultrabook!

 

• Take a photo posing with the HP Folio13 at any of the HP Booths at the event
• Tweet the photo with the following format @avnjl #HPDiscovery
For example:
“Longest battery life for an Ultrabook! 9.5hours! @avnjl #HPDiscovery <Image of Reader at HP Booth>”

• Contest closing date: 17 April 2012, 2359h

 

 

Thanks for coming by,

Be Bless
Love,
Amanda

TOTD 9/4/12 – they feel sexy they will be sexy

What women find most attractive about men are things like competence. If you are expert at almost anything you will feel more confident and have a sense of who you are. This will show in every aspect of your body language, from the way you walk to the way you look at a woman. And women want men with soul, with passion, with vitality, with a twinkle in their eyes, with the promise of an intense, ecstatic life. When men found a mission, show courage, conviction and competence, they feel fully alive and this connects them to their potency. They feel sexy and if they feel sexy they will be sexy.
So perhaps sexual attraction can take on other less shadowy meanings for us and include playfulness, vigor, intensity, vitality and ecstatic pleasure.

Why the bias towards men, you might be thinking? Well, women are simply better at sensing and responding to non-verbal cues. If I presume to consider where women might change their body language, it is either related to their concerns over excessive male attention, usually triggered by their highly flirtatious unconscious behavior; or their worries about failing to attract men, which usually relates to a mismatch between their internal sexual interest and their external concerns to appear chaste because they believe this is more likely to lead to love.

 

– Sexual Body Language, Martin Lloyd Elliott
Thanks for coming by

Be Bless
Love,
Amanda

The Right Room w AsiaRooms.com

Went by to Klapson Hotel near Tanjong Pagar MRT station for The Right Room Experience with AsiaRooms.com

Oh just the recept of the Klapson Hotel is WOH~
When was the last time you see a reception counter of a boutique hotel as funky as this?

Pretty cool huh?

Besides the idea of being chauffeured in a Limo, we were given a good time of Manicure, Back Massage, Shoulder Massage and great food.

Alright, raise your hands if you could do with a nice Back or Shoulder Massage right now.

I know right! Working in Singapore, Everyday is a mad rushed, or being forced to slow down by the MRT Trains and hicupps in traffic. All of us deserve a good vacation.

Speaking of vacation, “The Right Room” is AsiaRooms.com ‘s current concern.
The Right Room for your vacation.
To me, its about having that Safe in the cupboard of somewhere that allows me to safely keep stuff when I’m not around, having that carpeting, having that right lighting. Whats yours?

Tell you something really weird about my vacation, since I often travel alone, I’m often back in the hotel room by 9pm.
I believe vacation is about resting, so you can find me spending hours and hours sleeping away or reading a book in the hotel room.
I’m weird. :D Shopping isn’t my thing. Sight Seeing yes.
Its absolutely important to come back to a room where its like a comfort zone away from home.

SO So! AsiaRooms is looking for people to help them review hotel rooms!
Yup, You and your friend. Keen?
– Top Holiday Destination, The Hotels and the nearby attractions
– $10,000 Cash and Prizes

Or check out facebook.com/asiarooms to find out more~

I would absolutely love to take part, but I started full-time tuition, cant just drop children’s education like that…

How about you?

GO if you can! :D

 

Thanks for coming by,

Be Bless
Love,
Amanda

Story 7 – A New Lens

Finished reading the book “More Than A Chat”, felt its a really good book.
I realize that there are many perspective to Counseling. People’s conception of it.

In-fact if you noticed, some of my previous TOTD is from the same book as well.
Happen to pick out one story that I do think is pretty applicable in my life, and I wanna share it here.
Do drop by at the National Library or enquire with the REACH Family Services Centre on how to obtain the book.

Story 7 – A New Lens
“You become what you think about.” – Earl Nightingale

More Than A Chat: Real-life Accounts of Lives Empowered through Counselling, REACH Community Services Society

Stepping off the escalator that carried throngs of commuters out of the MRT station, Jit Meng found himself wedged in the midst of weekend shoppers sauntering up and down the makeshift covered walkway. A couple, deep in conversation, was exchanging intimate gestures as they walked past. A group of young girls was chirping away gleefully, breaking out in occasional raucous laughter. Lost in the crowd, Jit Meng was pierced with the familiar jab of loneliness, an old acquaintance that had plagued him for most of his life. However, not too long ago, he had learnt a new way of relating to this acquaintance. He remained himself of the intimate friendship and kinship he was privileged to have.

“It is completely fine to be alone,” he reassured himself.

At home in the crowd, he strode on with lightness, making his way leisurely towards a shopping mall. His gaze then fell on a girl sitting on her father’s shoulders. He involuntarily greeted her with a smile and the girl returned his smile with a beam of delight. A flush of warm feeling filled his heart. Yes, he could relish in the good things the world offered and express gratitude for the good things in his life once again. But his countenance and outlook were not like this one year ago when his mind had been filled with only negative thoughts.

Negative Thoughts and Feelings

Jit Meng had just returned to Singapore after spending three years furthering his studies in Canada. He was 28. He found a job as a customer service executive in an information technology company. Though gainfully employed and surrounded by supportive parents, he felt the world he lived in was hostile, where evil seemed to triumph over good. Injustice reigned in him as he pondered over why life did not deal him the fair share of good things he rightly deserved. Questions about why others seemed to have it all but not him loomed over his head. He was cynical about the seemingly good, and pessimistic about what life had to offer. The negativity was so deep-seated that he was not even aware that it was eating him away.

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