Happy Independence Day my beloved country.

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photo via tourism.gov.my

For those who know me, I cannot resist cakes and pastries.  Bad huh?  On some days, all I want is just to have a slice of cake.  Luckily I have a pretty strong willpower and I would allow myself to only have a slice of cake a month.  Usually I would go to my favourite cafe and indulge in a slice of my favourite cake.  Will post about this cafe in my next post.  A few days ago, I have that craving and I went to get my cake fix – Butterscotch Walnut Cake.

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It was sinfully delicious.  I went for a run after having this cake.  Yes I am that crazy *chuckle*

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The courier delivered a package to my house yesterday and when I opened it, I saw a beautiful kraft box.

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The good people from Stabilo has graciously sent an Exam Kit for missy.

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It consists of 5 exam grade 2B pencils, a ruler, an eraser and a sharpener.  How cool is this Exam Kit?

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At the back of the box is a place where we can write encouraging messages for the kids who are going to sit for their exams.  We have been purchasing Stabilo pencils and erasers since missy started schooling.  She would surely be using this Stabilo Exam Kit in her coming final exam in October.   Thank you very much Stabilo Malaysia!

Missy received an iPad on her 8th birthday and since then she has access to the internet.  Initially, she went on the internet to play a bit of online games such as Talking Ben, Subway Surfers, Dragon City and more.  These days, she has her own Facebook account so that she can stay in touch with her friends, discuss school homework and etc.  She also goes on Youtube to watch music videos of her favourite singers like Taylor Swift and Meghan Trainor.    I have set rules for her on internet usage and she has to let me know who she befriends online and must not accept any requests without asking for my permission. I have been monitoring the activities and also set Parental control to the Youtube videos as well as Facebook.   However, this is not 100% foolproof and I am still afraid of the many dangers online.

The internet is great and it makes our lives easier in terms of communication and social activity. However there are many dangers which threaten the safety of children.  As our children grow and discover new experiences, we as parents have to take more and different steps to ensure their safety.   They are at a vulnerable stage in their lives and are more trusting than adults.  Children are not equipped to deal with some issues such as  exposure to inappropriate content and contact with people who may exploit them.  Cyber-bullying is on the rise and just how to stop cyber bullying? We have to it before it starts by monitoring what our kids do online on a regular basis.

We need to keep our children safer online and the best thing that can do it is Familoop, a parental control software. This protection tool works well with most devices and offers parents a snapshot view of their kids’ digital friends and activities.  Familoop – Parental control software is designed to identify digital threads and helps parents to protect their kids.  Parents need not set up individual controls on each device that the children are using because Familoop Safeguard allows parents to manage all of these under one device.  This app analyzes all of the child’s online activities and notify parents of any suspicious activities.   It will block inappropriate websites, pictures and videos.

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This product is launching in September 2015 and parents can opt-in early and get an incredible 60% discount when it is launched.  So smart parents, hurry and check out Familoop Safeguard if you want internet safety for kids.

When I was in FnC  (a wholesale and retail shop) yesterday, something caught my eye.

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Do you know what these are?  I used them a lot when I was a kid.  They are glue sticks.  Back in the dinosaur years, we didn’t have glue sticks in fancy packaging like now.  Boring eh?  I was surprised to see them. I thought they cannot be found anymore.

One of my favourite past times is visiting wedding related websites as I love to see the beautiful brides and bridesmaids in their gorgeous gowns.  I feel very inspired with all the lovely wedding decors too.  It is no surprise that I love attending weddings.  Wedding dresses and bridesmaids dresses are the center of attention in all weddings. Have you been looking for a wedding dress or affordable bridesmaid dresses  but could not find one that is within your budget?  Well, no worries because you can now look for your perfect wedding dress online.  Buying online will save you a lot of time in your search for the perfect wedding gown and everything can be done with just a few clicks of a mouse.  The best place to shop for dresses for your big day is at JVsDress.com.

They are a leading online wedding dress designer and retailer for wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses, formal dresses, prom dresses, wedding party dresses and accessories.  Their gorgeous collection of affordable prom dresses, wedding dresses, evening gowns and homecoming dresses are designed by professional designers and handmade at their own factory.

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At their website, customers can browse their huge selection of beautiful dresses in the hottest and latest styles for this season.  Its website is very user-friendly and you can easily browse through the different category located on the top bar.  You can then narrow down your search according to the different themes, colours and styles.  JVsDress selects the most delicate fabric, uses solid and exquisite threads only to make comfortable and beautiful dresses.  Some of its stunning dresses are available at 75% off right now. JvSDress ships worldwide and shipping is free for orders over $150. They have a team of well-trained professional staff to handle your order or enquiries.

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Parties are a plenty this coming holiday season. So if you are going to attend a party of family gathering this coming December, you may consider wearing something pretty for the occasion.  So whether you are on the lookout for discount prom dresses, party dresses or inexpensive bridesmaid dresses, just head over to JVsdress.com for gorgeous gowns without spending a fortune.

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Last Friday, we had dinner with our friends and I was telling them that I didn’t feel too well so he suggested that I go for a foot reflexology which is a self-healing method.  So, at a spur of the moment, I decided to go for a foot reflexology after dinner.   The foot reflexology center is run by Chinese and they are really good.  I chose a foot and shoulder massage.  It was already 8.30pm when I reached the center and when I left, it was closed to 11pm.  I felt pain when reflexologist pressed on some points so he told me that problematic areas are the head, eye and stomach area. He said I am very tired.  I think after a few times, I will be fine.  Felt very relaxed after that.

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Foot reflexology applies pressure to the reflex zone and that affects the nerves, which then carry signals to other parts of the body. Some of the benefits include relaxation and improved lymphatic drainage and blood circulation. These would help relieve the effects of stress, which in turn helps your body find balance and heal itself.

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I went for a meeting yesterday and during the meeting, I helped myself to a cup of coffee from the coffee machine.  It was strong and delicious.  Then I had another half a cup later.  Guess what?  For the rest of the night, I couldn’t sleep.  I used to be able to sleep even if I had drank a few cups throughout the day.  Sadly my body has changed.  So for today, I need another strong cup of joe to keep me awake!

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During a trip to the mall with her aunt, missy spotted this top at the MNG store.  She said she loves it and was trying to ‘get’ her aunt to buy it for her.  Of course she didn’t and I am glad too because it was retailing at RM32 at the store.  Then during the recent MNG sale,  I saw it and quickly ordered it for her.   It cost RM19.  Missy said she likes this top a lot as it’s very cool *roll eyes*.

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I did buy a few more pieces of clothing for her.  Will post more later *wink*

Good news to all busy parents out there.  You can now shop for groceries and household items in the comfort of your own home.   Just hop over to Ensogo, the leading shopping site with unbeatable offers at great discounts.  Ensogo has just launched its latest campaign offering daily essentials.  Besides shopping at their website, you can also download their Mobile app and have access to their great deals at any time of the day, whether you are at home or on the road.    Right now, Ensogo is offering Free Shipping and goods will be delivery within 24 hours.  Another good news is that you can opt for the Cash-On-Delivery option for a hassle-free payment method.

Hurry and check out Ensogo now.  I just spotted some great bargains for diapers and liquid detergent.

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Here is the Press Release from Ensogo:

You need it, we have it
Ensogo unveils Daily essential products at best price.
KUALA LUMPUR, 11 August 2015 – As a leading e-commerce business, Ensogo now has broadened its range of products with a wide offering of household essentials and needs for everyday life. Parents can now own the cheapest diapers in Malaysia by simply purchasing through Ensogo website or their Mobile App.
Managing Director of Ensogo Malaysia, Jan Hansen promises, “We will be continuously enhancing our assortment based on emerging wants and needs of our customers”. “ “Everyday essentials like breakfast drinks, instant noodles, household cleaners and sundries are some that we offer to our customers, at best price.” Jan added. After successfully launching the new Android app in July, the Ensogo team keeps on track by finding new ways to simplify online purchases for consumers.
With the findings, apart from paying online, Cash-On-Delivery (COD) payment is now available for consumers to ensure hassle-free payment at the doorstep without any risk. This COD promotion is now available for all daily essentials on Ensogo, without having to juggle with cards or online banking services. Easy as it is, “the relation to our customers is built on trust, ours in our loyal customers as well as theirs in our products and services”, explains Jan Hansen.
From payment to shipping, the process is eased and accelerated. To meet the current demand of busy mothers, young professionals or spontaneous shoppers, additionally 1- day-delivery delivery was implemented for all daily essential products
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