Ashley loves to check out her favourite store which is no other than her school’s bookshop. Eventhough we have enough stationery at home to open our own bookshop, she would still come home with a mechanical pencil, ruler or eraser once in a while. I give her some pocket money for emergencies but she hardly buys food from the canteen. Instead, she prefers to have some retail therapy. This is what she bought last week.
Yes, a Minion Autograph Book. She has given it to her friends to write and it is so cute to see what they wrote. I’ll snap a photo of the inside when I have a chance. She won’t let me take a photo that day, only the cover *rolls eyes*
Spotted this really cool Shwings accessory for lace up shoes at Earth Naturale. It was love at first sight for me. I know Shwings would look awesome on Ashley’s shoes plus it is such a fun accessory to have!
I ordered the silver one for her.
Shwings on her red shoes. Certainly looks like it can fly huh? Ashley loves it to bits.
These are some of the different designs and styles you can find at Earth Naturale. The one above is Army.
Cute butterfly in silver
Pink butterfly which would look good on little girls’ shoes.
This is a clip-on for sandals
Now I am thinking if I should get the butterfly design too. Yes, I am crazy over them right now. Hurry over to Earth Naturale if you want to SHWINGS your shoes and make it fly
During Chap Goh Mei which is the last day of the Chinese New Year celebration (Day 15th), we decided to make a trip to Tasik Taman Jaya in Petaling Jaya to witness their yearly celebration. Many singles would be there to throw Mandarin oranges into the lake, hoping for romance. We thought we would be there to soak in the fun and excitement. Red lanterns were lined up all the way towards the mini stage at the lake. We walked to the mini stage and saw a ddm4000, amplifier and chairs for the visitors who want to watch the performance. Alas, we didn’t stay long enough to watch the singers on stage nor the throwing of the mandarin oranges into the lake. It started to rain about 15 minutes after we arrived. We had to take shelter at the park for over an hour. By the time the rain stopped, we were feeling restless and walked over Amcorp mall instead for some ice-cream.
The mini stage at the lake
Photo taken from the shelter where we stood. Still drizzling.
I guess we’ll go again next year to witness the throwing of Mandarin oranges into the lake and hopefully it won’t rain on that day.
Today is the 1st of March and for the whole month, residents in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor will be faced with water rationing. The drought we are experiencing now is causing the dam levels to dip very low and according to the authorities, there is no choice but to face this with water rationing. The schedule is 2 days with water and 2 days without water. My neighbourhood will be without water starting tomorrow. My only worry is that when the water supply is back after 2 days, the water pressure will be too low hence making it difficult to store water. *sigh*
She has been playing this music video on her iPad many many times ever since she watched the movie. She knows the whole song and copied the lyrics while watching the music video. Missy even asked her aunt to record her performance and post it on Youtube. Of course she didn’t post it on Youtube No price for guessing which song eh? Disney’s Frozen - Let It Go is now No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and I am not surprised if the Frozen soundtrack will get an Oscar for the Original Song. I read it somewhere that Idina Menzel will be performing this song live at the Oscars. I wonder if there will be an orchestra accompanying her or musicians with behringer x32. The video below is the Multi-Languages version which missy also tried to learn how to sing.
Yesterday was a pretty hectic day for me. Hubs and I participated in the Institut Jantung Negara (IJN) Run which was held at Taman Wetlands, Putrajaya. It was a 8-km run. We reached the venue at around 6.30am but the flag off was only done at 7.45am.
image via IJN’s facebook
Participants had to run on this trail path which is about 4km long around the park. We weren’t aware of that earlier, otherwise I would not have participated because such path is pretty dangerous as there are many big stones along the way and I wasn’t wearing my trail running shoes.
Pretty heart shape balloons given to the runners before the start of the race. It is a nice gesture but many were running with the balloons and that caused some inconveniences as it blocked the view of the runners behind and some balloons got tangled up. Runners had to stop to untangle the balloons. Despite these little things, it was a good exercise for us. As soon as we finished, we rushed home to get changed as I have get ready to open my stall at Publika.
This is Unikbarang‘s lil stall and my lil helper was so eager to help me sell my things. It was fun although I was very tired. My family and my best buddies, Annie and Elaine came to visit us. That’s how our weekend went. How’s yours?
…. the weekends are longer than 2 days. Just Saturday and Sunday alone are not enough. There is so much to do every weekend and so little time. Time just whizz past so quickly. On Saturday, missy has her mental maths class in the morning and then swimming in the late afternoon. That takes up the whole day. On Sunday, we try to sleep in but that would mean too late to go to the park as it would be too hot *bleh* Just last Saturday, Ashley wanted to go to the park badly as she hasn’t been cycling for over 2 weeks. Right after this,
we load these up …
and she’s a happy camper …
On Sunday, we went to Mid Valley as daddy promised to bring her to the cinema to catch The Lego movie. Both of them watched it while I walked around for some window shopping. Right after the movie, she wanted to do this again …
At the end of the day, both hubs and I are …..
So if we have 3 days for weekends, it will be just nice. Wishful thinking ….
Last weekend, we were at TTDI market to watch their annual lion dance performance. It was a great performance by the lion dance troupe. There were 3 lions altogether. Ashley enjoyed it very much and she was so eager to touch the lions and also catch the mandarin oranges ‘given’ by the lions during their performance. She even played with the Chinese drums when the troupe was resting. I bet she would want to play with the excellent bariton sax stand if there was one. Below are some pix of the event last Sunday.
The silver lion
Colourful lions inside the market
Today is the last day of the Chinese New Year celebration and also happens to be Valentine’s Day. Hubs and I don’t celebrate V-Day as I feel it is just a marketing scam to make people spend unnecessarily just to show their love and devotion. I’m such a party pooper eh? Well, don’t mind me. If you celebrate V-Day, here’s wishing you a very happy Valentine’s Day and Happy Chap Goh Mei.
Did this with my shoes after my run this morning *wink*