KLCC Popular Bookfest 2018

Train ride to the KLCC Popular Bookfest 2018

Noelle has been talking about train ride since we came back from Hong Kong! And since we wanted to go to the Popular Bookfest in KLCC – we took the train (nothing better to do to ‘torture’ ourselves 🙄🤣 – but this is NOTHING compared to Hong Kong – hubby says ‘wet wet water’🤣)!

From our home to KLCC to book fair and back again home, it took us about 5 hours (on foot and train)! We didn’t play with the idea of bringing them to the KLCC outdoor playground! 😝 We asked Noelle if the train ride in Malaysia or Hong Kong nicer; she chose ‘Hong Kong’ and the reason given was hilarious ‘because Hong Kong train (priority) seats have smiley face’! 🤣

Generally, this year round’s Bookfest- the varieties and bargains are good (for those books we want; not sure about ‘your’ choices!) Hubby bought biographies, self motivation and investment books. I bought parenting books! And the kids get their Peppa Pig, My little ponies and some activity books!

Before and after hair cut 😆😆

After the hair cut, as usual we will drop by at McDonald’s playground. There is a twin slide there. Both Noelle and Nikki were going down at the same time. Then came a girl (guess about same age as Nikki – judging from the size) who went on the opposite direction of Nikki and trying to push Nikki away. Nikki didn’t retaliate back. I called out from far. Instead of pushing the girl away, Noelle actually pulled Nikki to her side! ✌🏻

Smart move by Noelle! I am proud because they didn’t gang up and be a ‘bully’.

Book review: Parenting preschoolers

Finally completed my holiday read (title: parenting preschoolers) – the book that followed us ‘over-the-sea’! Despite the simplicity or design of the book, many great points that I wish to flip through again! This particular page (in pic) in its first chapter – got me going! So agree with the points!

I wish I could have read it before sending Noelle to school – as it did talk about transition to sending to preschool – what to expect! It just nailed it down for me! Probably before Nikki’s time, I need to re-read! 😝

Over and over again, it stresses preschoolers (below 7 yo) – shouldn’t be overly exposed academically – because of their mental abilities! It also touches on parenting different personalities, helping kids to socialize, what to talk about and etc! Most importantly, it syncs with my thinking/style! 😝🤣

**forgotten where I got the book

MPH book sales at Empire City

We anticipated a small crowd or none there, so decided to drop by after lunch (Noelle skipped her music class again this week)! And basically, there were just few people at the book fair! 

We would say the books there weren’t exactly ‘good’ (for adults, in terms of quality reads) but there are fair bit of quality Disney and Hasbro books. 

Noelle took part in two of the activities – building clay art with Faber tac it (similar to the one at MPH sales in Setia Convention months ago) and puzzle competition. 

There were 5 contestants! And we were LAST! 🤣🤣 Thankfully they still give out prizes to all participants or else we would have a whining girl!🙄🙄

I think we are building a ‘family tradition’ of frequenting book fairs/ warehouse sales! And the girls know what are expected out of them (behavior wise) when they are there!

Advantage Quest Publication warehouse sale! 

Coincidentally a friend (Rachel Ong) shared the warehouse sale post yesterday on facebook. Hubby and I are sort of ‘fans’ to this publication house – not just because they have affordable range of books but also good range of books’ topics plus interesting authors. The motivation books sold at the warehouse were not more than RM10 per book. There were some range of Disney books and children activities books that were as low as RM5. There were many designed note books sold! 

There wasn’t any crowd when we were there after lunch and before their naptime. It was located at their factory which is not too far from our place.

Meals today!

My breakfast: Oats with extra virgin coconut oil and molasses sugar + fruits
Our lunch:

Loh hon chai 

Fried red beancurd pork 

Chinese cabbage and pumpkin chicken soup 
Our dinner:

Loh hon chai

Stew chicken with carrot and potato

Long beans omelette 

Chinese cabbage and pumpkin chicken soup

MPH Bookerville Carnival Sale Mega book sales 2017

Sempena Hari Kemerdekaan, we also went out (Merdeka!!!) 

We went to MPH Bookerville Carnival Sale Mega book sales at Setia Convention Centre. We expected a small crowd, which turn out to be as such. There were many Disney and Hasbro (plus other children) books – at a rather bargain price, a lot of stationary and some toys for sale; and few children activities – which kept Noelle occupied while we took turn to look around. As for hubby, he found some value buys for self help books – not the real , real bargain though.

Faber Castell tack it activity ! 

Free balloon from clown 

Free testing with stabilo stationaries 

Free popcorn for MRC member for purchase above RM50

Lucky draw for purchase of above RM100

Holiday read: The 10 greatest gifts I give my children 

I have completed this book during our 4d3n trip to Bali! It contains a lot of reminders to parents on being involved, less authoritative and most importantly, be empathetic to the children! The one quote that caught my mind:

Quote: If you think it’s difficult to find time to listen now, I assure you that the pain of being cut off from the essence of those beautiful children when they stop talking to you will make you wish you’d found the time or the willingness to listen earlier.

And to some people who constantly ‘curse’ their offspring ‘karma’ for not spending time with them – if you feel that, you probably receiving YOUR own karma! We are in charge of our future – and thus we decide to spend our time we our kids!