Our kids will have a BETTER Malaysia from today onwards!

Thanks to all who came out to vote yesterday. And to those who didn’t bother (and yet enjoying the free ride of public holiday yesterday), you have no rights to complain in the next five years!

We manage to 1758!

And thanks to Norrah for waking me up to witness the moment at around 3.30am! 🤣🤣

Waking up on a momentous morning, Noelle wondered why she wasn’t waken up for school. And then I HAD to explain!! 🙄🙄 Coincidentally I was reading a news article that had Tun Dr Mahathir’s picture.

Me: Remember yesterday papa and mama went to vote?

Noelle: 🤔🤔

Me: Then this ‘uncle’ (showing Tun’s pic) won. He gave us two off days!

Noelle: 🙄🙄🤔🤔

Me: So now you have four off days (cannot say ‘holiday’ or else she thinks we going somewhere) and you are going to stay at home with us!

Noelle: 😆😆 (suddenly beaming in joy)

So I brought her to toilet to wash up.

Noelle: 🙄🙄😕😕 (still giving me a confused face)

Me: Papa, can you just show the principal’s message that she is having a off day? (This morning the principal sent us a message!)🙄🙄

Satisfied looking at the message 😝😝

Case closed and we shall enjoy the next four days together! And I am still stuck with thinking what to cook today – no meals plan because yesterday too gan Cheong! 😆😆

Hoping to create a historical change for Malaysia

Good day to all!

Our queue starts here!

While gratitude is important, don’t be complacent for things that need improvement. Change is imminent!

Vote for the future of our kids!

#1758 #inikalilah

There wasn’t a priority lane for people with babies; but one of the officers did ask me to proceed to front. But given that I am early and be fair to others, I queue as per my queue!

I had to bring the youngest along as she still breastfeed on demand. She slept right before I entered into the voting place.

My two elders stayed home with papa. Papa will be going to vote at another station after this! Fortunately not too far, about 30 minutes drive.

Duty done in an hour!

How did I explain ‘election’ to my kid?

Noelle wanted to buy something for her teachers! And since we told her Wednesday is ‘off day’, she suggested we get it on the day!

(During our dinner)

Me: We are not going anywhere on Wednesday because papa and mama have something very important to do!

Noelle: 😨😨😨

Me: It is Election Day. We are going for voting. 🙄🙄🙄

Noelle: 😨😨😨

Me: We need to go somewhere to tick something! 🙄🙄🙄 (ok, trying to explain)

Noelle: 😨😨😨😨

Me: We are going to choose someone to manage our country! 🙄🙄🙄 (still trying hard)

Noelle: 😨😨😨😨😨 What is country?

Me: 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ The place we live. Our country is Malaysia. When we go holiday on plane, we go another country (so far we haven’t been on plane for a domestic holiday).🙄🙄

Noelle: 😮😮🤔🤔

Me: 🤔🤔We are going to choose a LEADER for our country!

Noelle: (continue to eat)

‘Fortunately’ she did not interrogate me further! 😝

Happy voting in our coming 14th General Election on 9 May 2018!

Gratitude post – to Karen Michaela Tan of BNP (Klang Valley)

I started giving in this group since January – part of my lessons to my kids of ‘giving’ plus my mission of decluttering. There were many tempting ‘wants’ and many missed opportunities because of location/timing in these months!

And finally – we got what we NEED. Thanks to the BNP first timer recipients activity.

A little story:

We changed our single bed to queen size bed before the arrival of our third baby last year! And given my girls’ skin allergy, changing sheets and comforters is a must on a weekly basis! Now we have two queen size beds to change and wash! So we are short of queen size comforter and sheets. Recently, we even bought one set online (which wasn’t that cheap)! This GIFT definitely reduced my rush in making sure there’s an extra sheet available each time (spill/vomit accidents happen quite frequently with kids). The comforter also replaces our slightly torn single bed comforter which I am still using!

What was more heartfelt to me was Karen delivered to me personally yesterday evening instead of me collecting it from her house this morning. So I managed to get it wash and dry by this late morning – ready for my girls’ afternoon nap today! I truly appreciate her time to dig out the set and sending it to us! Thank you very much! Plus the colour matches our blue theme room! 😘

I too can’t wait to snuggle under the sheet with my girls later! 😝

A gift that comes with delivery

Today i lost my ‘virginity’…… at Beli Nothing Project fb page

😝😝😝😝

And this is a gift that comes with delivery😁😁

Though we have been giving out some ‘useful’ things that we don’t need anymore at Beli Nothing Project fb page, we have never focus on receiving. Firstly, most of the things posted (very attractive at times) are wants more than needs. Secondly, I ain’t ‘fast’ enough – things find their new owners so fast! Thirdly, I usually look for those near to our location. Fourthly, besides location, I need to consider ‘timing’ of collection. And lastly, I actually ‘shy’ to receive!

So today when I saw this post which was a set of comforter with bed sheet set (unused but store for some time) plus the location – I was totally ‘excited’! That was something we ‘need’! But I actually thought few times before posting (today had time because the fb page was having this ‘first timer’ recipient) – whether I could pick it up on their convenience and my own timing (I don’t want to ‘offend’ people unknowingly at the same time).

So, I drafted:

“I have been gifting so far and not received anything from BNP.

I have three girls and the eldest has dustmite allergy plus the youngest still a baby who co sleep with us and easily gets bedbug bites. So, I change my sheets and blanket every week without fail. Having this extra set would help in case of rainy days (we have two queen sized bed at home).

Timing wise, I could only come around 10am-12pm on Monday for collection after the eldest off to school. (I am a stay at home mum with three kids.)

Thank you for considering me!”

I was certainly enlightened to get a reply:

“You really do need this!! And you have been super generous in your gifting too! I’m very pleased to gift this to you! I hope it helps with the laundry change etc! Please pm for collection or if you’re really having a tough time getting out, I’ll deliver to you!”

We actually exchanged contact and agreed that I will pick up from her gate tomorrow morning. But come evening (just now), she contacted me that she will send it over to us immediately! We met at our guard house. I was too shy to go empty handed – grabbed some dragon fruits that I bought this morning and gave her! 😝

And there it is – our first ‘gift’ from Beli Nothing Project fb page – just in time to replace our torn single bed comforter! 😁😁😁 truly grateful for it!

Hk

Happy little girls!

While I have been giving away stuff, I have not been ‘in search’ for anything before.

In fact, what my girls receive today (a toy stroller and scooter) weren’t ‘asked for’ but were offered by a kind friend, who can easily put it up on the ‘Beli Nothing Project’ facebook page (which she has been doing also for other things).

I couldn’t thank her more (because this is not the first time she hand us down some stuff to us!) 😘😘 My girls are certainly blessed to have (non-related blood/family) aunties who always think of them (Noelle, Nikki and Norrah)! This include aunties who mama (me) ‘rejected’ offers of some hand-me-down (sometimes really paiseh to receive 🤦🏻‍♀️)!

Thank you very much to you, you and you (figure out yourself!) 😝

On another note, last week we gave away our old air fryer because I saw spark coming out from the plug which was stuck in the extension. I gave away with the condition that they know how to fix it (as the air fryer is still functionable and no one at home knows how to fix it). A man actually took it for his wife and managed to fix it! He couldn’t be happy enough! He even gave me some advice on electrical products! 🤣

And I am happy that I made his wife happy! I am happy too to have a new and cleaner air fryer (actually more of the safety of the household – I don’t want the house get electrocuted)

Final giveaways before we bid goodbye to the year of chicken

It all started with me wanting to giveaway my college books and teaching our kids about ‘giving’. We are into the mid of the second month of the year and continuing the effort! Not that we have so much/many good stuff to give but they are still useable and we don’t need them! Plus I am such a hoarder! 🤣 It also gives me a lot of comfort that I am not different in the sense not only me mind having used goods! They are many people who think alike me! ‘Can use don’t waste!’

There are some other things in mind to giveaway but this shall continue after the CNY break. Also something to get me ‘busier’ and getting out of the usual routine – let me get happier and motivated by giving! 😁😁

These past week giveaways are

– wrongly bought light bulb that has been kept in store room for sometime

– fish shaped glass plates (pretty but not practical for me)

– leftover DOM

– cooler gels which I used to travel breastmilk and food around

– aloe vera plant (growing too wildly)

– postpartum belt which I only used during Noelle’s confinement period

– one pair cot bumper (because we only need one pair)