Friday, December 28, 2007

Holiday mood.......

A lot of people in my office has gone on leave during the last 2 weeks of the year but I'm not one of them as I don't have any plans. So I've decided to carry forward my entitlement to next year which means I'll have a total of 23.5 days then, YAY! :)

Actually I don't mind to come to work during these 2 weeks, simply because:
1. The traffic to & fro office is so smooth.
2. The eateries are not so packed during lunch hour.
3. Office is so peaceful & quite since half of the people are gone.
4. Last but not least, bosses are not around, hehehe. :)

Blogging community

Blogging has became so popular in today’s world and it is like a trend now for people to own a blog. Some people might think it is complicated to create their personal online journal and just simply doesn’t know how to do it.

In fact there are a lot of free online blogging community that offers free hosting to online journal and they have make it so simple for anyone to create their very own online journal. Once we have signed up, we can share our thoughts with the community by writing blog posts, sharing photos, videos and even podcasts. In the blogging community, we can rate other member's posts, participate in the forums and stay up to date with the latest happenings from around the world. When someone make a blog post or leave a comment on another member's blog, the post will be instantly published on to the web site so that other members are able to read immediately. In other words, we won’t have to worry that our posts and comments will be missed by others and vice versa. For those who like to write and wanted to share their thoughts with others from around the world, the blogging community is the best platform to start with.

Caregiving to elderly people

Nowadays, a lot of women are working instead of being a housewife and so if there are elderly people in the family, more often they will be the ones staying at home. If the elderly ones are physically and mentally fit, it is fine as they can still take care of themselves. But if that is not the case, most likely we’ll need a caregiver to look after them while we are away.

Depending on individual situation, choosing the right caregiver to provide appropriate care to the elderly people is very important. We have to survey and read on the caregiving information and then decide what the best arrangement we could possibly do for our loved ones. The caregivers resources are also available which will help us to get the caregiving services we need so much easier.

To better understand the health condition of the elderly, we can also study the caregiving information which enables us to know the symptoms and stages of the sickness and learn on how to provide proper care to them. Family support and care is equally important to the elderly in helping them to live on happily.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Merry Christmas to all

Dillon & Kaith

Glitter Graphics

The prince and princess of Yiau family are here to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. Thanks for visiting this blog. :)

Planning for holiday trip

This is a sponsored post.

Many in my office are not working during the last week of the year as they are clearing annual leaves to go for holiday. As for myself, I’m also planning for a family trip to a local destination during the Chinese New year period in February 08.

Instead of going to travel agencies, I prefer to plan my trip and do the Hotel Reservations via Internet because I find it easier and faster. I can compare the room rates offered by different travel website and choose the one with most competitive rates and great discounts. After the reservation is made, payment will also be done online and that’s it. Planning a holiday trip can be so simple and hassle free.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Annual Dinner

It was my company's 10th year anniversary dinner on last Friday, 14th Dec 07. The theme of this year is "Glamorous" and everyone is supposed to dressed to kill for the night. In view of that, boss actually allows us to leave the office as early as 3.30pm on Friday so that we'll have ample time to dress up.

I went to Jantzen for hairdo and then Bobbi Brown for make over, and reached the venue, Saffron @ One Bangsar around 7.30pm with my other colleagues.

Me in purple long dress, posing at the red carpet entrance.

Me with my other gorgeous colleagues.

I got a Robomop from the lucky draw, which I think could be more useful to my maid and not me, since I'm not the one doing house work, haha LOL.

See more photos of the annual dinner here

Choosing the web host

This is a sponsored post.

Blogging has become very popular nowadays and I noticed that many who started their blog on free web host has slowly migrated to their own domain, maybe because it’s more personalize and easier to manage in that way. But anyhow, I am also hoping that I could have my own domain one day.

There are so many web host offering different plans and packages out there and it’s not easy to decide which one to go with especially people who have fair knowledge about web hosting like me. In this case has provided a great source of information on web hosting. Not only that we can learn from A to Z about web hosting by referring to the quick start guide and FAQ section, we can also find the web hosts that provides the features that we need by searching through the web hosting plans directory. Advanced search will also be able to help us to find the specific web host that meets our every single requirement.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

The Chritmas babe

This is a backdated post.

Hubby & I brought Kaith to the Pavilion shopping mall on the 9th Dec, wanted her to see the christmas decor and take some nice shots of her in her "christmas outfit". :)

I noticed that Kaith just can't get her fingers off her mouth...too yummy?? :P

Monday, December 10, 2007

Newborn to Two

It was Dillon's 2nd birthday on the 6th Dec and I have compiled pictures of him from the first moment he was born to date in a slide show. I'd like to dedicate this to my dearest son.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Happy Birthday to Dillon

It's Dillon's 2nd birthday today.

In compensation of not having a birthday bash for him, mummy took a day off (too bad daddy has to work) to accompany the birthday boy.

We woke up around 8am and after we drop off daddy at his office at 9.30am, I decided to bring Dillon to One Utama since heard that the christmas decor there is very nice. And true enough, the decor in both new wing and old wing are beautiful and the theme are very attractive to kids.

Dillon was happily running around and I was so tired running after him and I end up have to borrow a stroller from the customer service counter so that I could do some shopping peacefully. I bought some new year clothing for Dillon & Kaith. I have also bought a birthday cake for Dillon. After late lunch, we left the mall at about 3pm.

At night when daddy came home from work, we sang the birthday song and cut the cake together. Before we could finish singing the song, we already have to light up the candles a few times because Dillon was so excited and he just couldn't wait to blow off the candles again & again. LOL

Wondering why Kaith isn't in the pictures? Because she has fell asleep during cake cutting. :)

Care homes

A few of my colleagues has gone to distribute food bags to the poor recently. Most of these poor people have families but there is one old lady who is already more than 70 years old, also have cataract problem and her husband died about 2 weeks ago so now she is all alone.

Although some of her neighbors try to keep a look out for her at times but no one could look after her all day long. Sometimes she is starving because she is not capable to cook, in fact my colleague didn't think that she is capable to take good care of herself. She also mentioned that she is just so lonely nowadays and hoping to see more people visiting and talk to her.

Therefore the best we think we could do is to send her to care homes because she could live in a better environment and would b well taken care by the staff at care homes. She will also have people to accompany her and she won't feel so lonely anymore.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

My bag

This picture is taken at my office pantry, and this is my cooler bag, which I'd carry to work with me everyday. I bought this bag from Fabulous mum, and it comes with ice sheets. The bag (with ice sheets) is insulated to keep the milk chilled for up to 12 hours and it comes with separate pocket to keep the breastpump and accessories. Some of my colleagues even mistaken it as a camera bag, hahaha LOL.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Vacuum cleaners

The Dyson website has a new layout now and it covers a full range of vacuum cleaners including upright range, cylinder range and handheld range. If you are not sure what type of vacuum cleaners you are looking for, just read on the information and specifications provided for each model to find out. If you are still undecided, there is a special tool on the website which will be able to shortlist the types of vacuum cleaners that meets your need and help you to choose.

Now the online store also carries a full selection of parts and accessories. Just follow the steps to select your vacuum cleaner model accordingly, then you’ll be directed to the relevant parts and accessories page without worrying that you might get the wrong ones.

There are also promotions and special package offers ongoing in the store so it’s definitely worth checking out if you are looking to get vacuum cleaners, orders above $25 will also get free delivery to your doorstep.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Birthday present for Dillon

Dillon will be turning 2 next few days and he has been longing to have a tricycle, everytime we pass by the toys section, he will point at them and wanted to ride on one.

Thus I have bought this tricycle for him. As Dillon still doesn't know how to pedal the tricycle, I tied a rope in front to pull him for time being.

He was fascinated when he saw this present, the sweetest part is that he points at it and keep saying "mummy, mummy" (he means that mummy bought this for him), this is the priceless moment. :)

Dillon posing on his tricycle

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Wine racks

In order to keep the wines in good conditions, you would need to have wine racks or wine cooler. There are many designs available to choose from, depending on your preference, but for sure you could find one that goes well with other furniture in your house.

The Vine Store has got the finest wine rack styles where you can choose from Wood or Metal Wine Racks, Hanging or Wall Mounted Wine Racks, Wine Rack Furniture and Specialty Wine Racks. The wine racks have a variety of bottle capacity sizes to meet different wine storage needs. You just have to browse through all the designs and place the order online, the wine rack will be delivered to you after payment received. The store is committed in providing 100% satisfaction to customers so if you are not happy with the wine rack, you’ll be fully refunded within 15 days of receipt.

The wine racks ranges from as low as $15 so you will be able to find one that best match your budget. If you are thinking to send someone a wine rack as gift but not sure which one to choose for, just go and get the gift certificates from the store.

Online casino reviews

There are so many online casinos out there for online poker gambling and each has different features and game structure and graphics. Before we sign up with any of these sites,we would of course like to know which one offers the best game play experience.

It is when we need to visit the review site to find out the top poker room online. The review site provides comprehensive information regarding the particular online casino which includes an overview of the site, payout percentage, bonus and promotions. It also has ratings on the software, trust factors such as security, fair play, customer support, deposit and withdrawal options. I think these are important things that most people would look into before singing up with any online casino for online gambling.

What's more, the review site has offered sign up bonus on their review page whereby whoever register through the site link, bonuses will be credited accordingly.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Reef sandals online

A couple of week ago I was looking for a pair of Reef sandals and when I went to the shop where, they don't have my size for the design that I choose. Therefore I have to go to another outlet to get it. I was so unlucky because the other outlet doesn't have the design that I wanted.

If only I go to Reef Sandals Online, it'll be a lot easier for me to get my sandals. The store carries a large range of sandals and flip flops which include Reef, Rainbow, Crocs and lots more. All we have to do is just sit back and browse through the store and choose the sandals we like, then after making the payment online, the items will be delivered to our doorstep within the next business day, and it's just simple as that.

They are very concern about customer satisfaction and thus, if we are not satisfied with the sandals purchased, they would allow full refund provided we send back the sandals with all the original receipt, tags and packaging within 30 days of receipt.

The store also has promotions and clearance sale from time to time where we could get our favorite sandals at a bargain price.

So the next time you are looking for a pair of sandals, be sure to pay a visit to Reef Sandals Online and check out their latest collection.

Friday, November 30, 2007

An ugly sight

Yesterday I went home by LRT because hubby was not able to fetch me from work. It was raining and the LRT was very crowded, and I was standing in front of 2 guys who are seated.

At the next station, a malay man carrying his daughter boarded. The girl was around 3 years old and she was coughing badly, I was hoping that someone will give a seat to them. As I glanced at the 2 guys seated in front of me, they did notice this poor man with his sick daughter but one of them just turned around and look elsewhere, while the other pretended that he was sleeping (good actors huh?).

I am so pissed with these 2 cold blooded man and I really feel like stepping on their feet with my 3 inches heels!! I think the father was too tired carrying his daughter so he asked one of the guy if he could please give his seat, then only he quickly got up (apparently he wasn't sleeping la).

This is really an ugly sight and I'm sure it's happening elsewhere also. Can't we just show more concern for others and help those in need?

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Hassle-free shopping

Christmas is just less than a month away and I’m sure a lot of people are busy shopping for their own selves, and also for their beloved ones. You can imagine how packed the shopping malls would be.

Now that I have 2 kids, it’s a bit inconvenient for me to spend too much time shopping, thank god there is Coupon Chief here to save my time and hassle. It is a one stop center which provides a wide range of discounts and coupon codes on the website. I can just sit back and relax at home and with just a few clicks, I could get all the Christmas presents ready.

For my dear sister who loves to collect jeweleries, I’m going to get her the Inspired Silver Coupons and for her children, they will be getting the Target Deals. This year’s Christmas shopping would be the easiest I ever had.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

My breastfeeding journey - Part 4

After 4 months breastfeeding Kaith exclusively, she is now taking formula milk occasionally as my milk supply is lesser, and also she has increased her milk intake to 5.5oz already (she weighs a healthy 6.8kg now)

It's my bad that I didn't pump as frequent lately, sometimes due to work time constraints; and sometimes due to my weekend activities where I'm always on the go, I just couldn't keep up to my feeding and pumping schedule.

Nowadays she is taking formula once every 2 days, the rest of the time are still on breast milk. Same as Dillon, I don't plan to start Kaith on solid until she is 6-7 months old.

Look how much she enjoys sucking on her fingers...hmmm.... yummy.... :)

Save money on MP3 player

My nephew will be turning 12 next month and I knew that he has been longing to have a MP3 player because he loves listening to music. So I’m going to buy him a MP3 player as birthday present.

I’m aware that there are many different models of mp3 player in the market now and since I have very little knowledge on gadget, I really don’t know which one to buy and what the price range is like. One of my friends has recommend me to do a little bit of research on the save buckets website and I find it really useful. It provides great information on a wide range of products including consumer electronics, clothing, household items and lots more.

The best thing is there is even price comparison on each of the product, which helps us to buy the product at its best price and save a whole load of money.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Diaper-free diary

Right after Dillon wean off his pacifier, I have decided to potty train him. Dillon has always been able to tell us when he needs to poo poo so that is not an issue. Our mission now is to train him to pee in his potty during day time, as for night time, we'd still wear him diaper.

Day 1 - Day 3
For a start, my maid would bring him to the potty every one hour, sometimes he would pee in it but sometimes he just refuse. Hence on the first 3 days, he wet about 4 - 5pants a day on average.
Day 4 - Day 5
Dillon became more aware of the mission and he has understand that he needs to tell us when he wants to pee (he will say "shee shee"), but it's just that sometimes when he tells, it's too late and he has pee on his pants already.
Day 6 - Day 7
Over last weekend, it is remarkable that Dillon only wet his pants once, every time he needs to pee he will tell and then will go to take his potty to us.

Well, I guess I can safely say that Dillon has been potty trained and again, I have accomplished another mission. Bravo Dillon and to myself too, hehe :)

I am very glad that Dillon has achieve this before turning 2 next week, and what's my next mission? Maybe is to train him to brush his teeth I guess.

Blinds for the house

Last weekend I visited my sister in her new house, except for the kitchen that still need a bit of touch up on the cabinets, all other furniture and fittings are in place.

However, my sister told me that she had a hard time looking for the right curtains to for all the living room and her master bedroom, she went to many shops but just don’t seem to find one that blends in well with the furnishing. If she wanted to tailored make the curtains, it will be very costly because she would need to have at least 2 sets for each room. Then I suggested to her to consider buying the blinds instead of curtains, I’ve always fancy the wooden Venetian blinds and I used to have it in my bedroom.

There are many types of window blinds in different designs, which can complement the furnishings of any room. The vertical blinds would fit the long window that she had in her living room and yet it looks modern. As for the windows in her bedroom, I think the contemporary wooden blinds would look perfect since her bed frame and wardrobe are in oak colour, and she had the parquet flooring.

Digital photo frame

After having a digital camera, I rarely print out the photos that I’ve snap. Normally I will just upload the pictures into my computer and I will then view it as and when I want. For friends that I would like to share the pictures, I would email them or share it in my online photo album.

Now that there is digital picture frame, it has become even easier to share pictures without having to print them out. All I have to do is just snap the pictures and switch the memory card to the digital frame and then it’s done. I can put this fashionable digital frame on my work desk and the pictures will be constantly displayed, the people that walk pass my desk will also be able to view my happy snaps. If there is a gathering, I can also bring along this digital frame and share the pictures with my friends, instead of having to bring a photo album.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

LRT ride

Today I went to the International Health Fair held at PWTC and to avoid traffic jam, I opt to take the LRT.

I attended a seminar on "DIY Enzymes" from 11am - 1pm and after that I spent another 30 minutes to look around the exhibition booths. I left PWTC around 1.45pm and I walked to LRT station.

When I reached the station, I saw many people hanging around, and no one is queueing at the ticket counter, I feel strange and as I walk closer to the counter, then only I saw the notice board which said the train has technical problem and the service will be interrupted until further notice. (@#*&$#%*#)

I was thinking I don't always take train and when I take today, this thing happen, what a bad day for me. At first I thought of waiting but then I overheard the lady standing next to me said that it's been almost an hour she waited, the worst thing is she has bought the ticket but the staff refuse to refund to her (this is so unfair?), well I guess her day is worse than mine.

In the end, I have to ask my hubby to come and fetch me loh.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Gathering at The Mines

This photo was edited coz myself & another family left before the group photo session. :) Both Daddy & Mummy Yiau are in pink like Kaith, only Dillon is in White, hehe.

Date: 17th November 2007 (Saturday)
Time: 5.30pm onwards
Venue: Station Kopitiam, Mines Shopping Centre

On the same day in the evening, there is another special gathering. The mummies have known each other on Multiply blog or forum but this is 1st time we actually meet each other and the kids in person. I went with hubby, Dillon & Kaith, we only stayed for about an hour plus as we have another occasion to attend, so I didn't really chat a lot with the mummies. Nevertheless, the gathering is short but sweet. :) See how happy Kaith is when sitting in the bumbo seat. hahaha :D

More photos available in Lil' Angels Gallery

Gathering at KidsZone

Mummy Yiau is not in the photo because she is holding the camera....

Date: 17th November 2007 (Saturday)
Time: 11am - 1pm
Venue: Kidszone, Hartamas Shopping Centre

This is a gathering with my colleagues & their kids. We have about 10 toddlers & 2 babies who turned up on that day and you can imagine how was it like. It was so much FUN!! :) See how Dillon enjoyed his popcorn with the girls........hahaha LOL

More photos available in Lil' Angels Gallery

Custom timber frame

I’m staying with my in-laws in a 3-storey link house which was bought about 15 years ago. There has been minor touch up throughout the years we stayed but overall it still looks a bit run down. Hubby and I have always wanted to refurbish the house and if we manage to have enough budget in next 2 years, we would definitely look into it.

We are planning to repaint the whole house and also to install a new set of kitchen cabinet. Apart from that, we would love to install the Timber Frame and post & beam roof trusses that can carry heavy roof loads and add beauty to the interior of the living room. There are many different styles of decorative trusses that look great and I personally fancy the King post roof trusses, not only that it looks great but also cost effective so it is best suit our tight budget.

Truly wedding favours

When we attend wedding dinners, the restaurant or the hotel banquet will have prepared the wedding favors for the guests which are normally fruit cakes or chocolate in a small gift box. Many would have just eaten up the cakes or chocolates and throw the box away, I believe very few would keep it. Therefore if the wedding couple wanted to have something special for their guests to bring home as memento, they should try and look out for the Truly Wedding Favors.

There are so many great items that you can choose for your guests and it really depends how much budget you allocate for the wedding favors, but from the wide range of items available, it’s for sure that you can get something decent within the budget. You can try to look out for items on sale or on clearance for better price, even for items that are priced below $1.00, you can already get these nice Mint Tins where the guests could keep for the longest time possible.

If you are having a themed wedding, be it Hawaiian or Fairy Tale, you can also find the right wedding favors that would blend in perfectly with your theme for your big day.

With Truly Wedding Favors, it will sure make your big day the most unforgettable ones for your guests and yourselves.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Binky-free diary

I should have done this a while back but I kept delaying it, then on last Tuesday, i.e the 13th Nov, the thought crossed my mind again and I've decided to execute my plan to let Dillon wean off his pacifier.

Day 1 - 13th Nov
After listening to my friend, I put a littl bit of 西瓜霜 (watermelon frost spray, an edible medicine for ulcer/sore throat) on his pacifier and when he saw it, he said it's dirty and asked me to wash it; I pretended to wash & give him back, he licked it & still complain it's dirty, then I told him yes it's dirty, why not throw it into dustbin? To my surprise he nodded and he threw the pacifier into the dustbin himself and walked back to his bed. (Hahahaha LOL, it's easier than I thought). Maid said he fell asleep quite late that night & he did wake up in the middle of night crying for his pacifier but she managed to comfort him & pat him back to sleep.

Day 2 - 14th Nov
Maid said he didn't want to nap & was throwing tantrum (he used to nap on his own when given pacifier). Finally at around 4pm, he was too tired and my maid cradle him to sleep. At night, he asked for the pacifier and I reminded him that he has thrown it into the dustbin himself, then he remained quiet. :) The same thing happen as the 1st night as we have expected.

Day 3 - 15th Nov
Instead of 2 naps that he used to have, he only took one nap in the late afternoon about 4pm, but he was no longer crying searching for his pacifier. The best thing of the day was, he slept through the night. :)

Day 4 - 16th Nov
He didn't ask for the pacifier at all and slept through the night as well.

Day 5 - 17th Nov
Same as Day 4, and I can now safely say that Dillon had successfully wean off his pacifier, hooray!! My Binky-free mission has finally accomplished.

Dearest my son, you have made it, mummy is so proud of you! :)

Friday, November 16, 2007

Nice girls bedding

My sister has just moved in to her new house and finally my niece - Ashley get to sleep in her own room and not rooming with the parents anymore. She is so excited in decorating her room and has asked if I could find her a nice bedding set.

I came across these nice Childrens Bedding on the website and they are not just lovely but also personalized and I am sure Ashley will like it very much. Since her room is painted in her favourite colour pink, these Pink Purple Dots and Pink Butterfly would bedding definitely blend in perfectly with the room.

Thursday, November 15, 2007


Ever since Kaith was 2 months plus, she has dry & scaly skin on her cheek and forehead. I thought it's just normal heat rashes and would go away by itself as she grows. Until the recent week, her skin condition still didn't improve and her face become very rough. She would also scratch her cheeks and head often and it made her couldn't sleep well at night.

Then I decided to bring her to the paediatrician and he said that Kaith was having Eczema but it's just very mild and he gave me a bottle of Eucerin lotion to apply on her whole body including face & head, and another cream for stopping the itchiness.

Just 2 days after applying the lotion, Kaith has regain her smooth skin on the face and now she looks much prettier. :)

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Emergency cash

There might be times when we needed some quick cash in hand for emergency uses and payday loan would be a practical solution.

It is different from the loans that we used to apply where we have to fill up a lot of forms and submit documents to money lender and wait for days or weeks for approval. Faxless Payday Loans is quick and easy, as long as we meet the basic requirement that is at least 18 years of age, have a regular income, valid personal details such as email, phone number, home address, driver’s license, social security number, a valid checking account and one personal reference, we can submit our application online without having to go to the individual money lender.

The application will then be evaluated and if it meets the approval criteria of the particular lender, the loan will be approved and within the next business day, the money will be deposited to our designated checking account. The repayment options are also flexible depending on our preference and affordability.

Loan has never been so easy with just one click away.

Pool fun time!

We used to have a kids pool that was passed down from my brother & Dillon had so much fun playing in that pool but too bad it was bitten by rats and we couldn’t patch it back as the hole was too big.

On last Sunday, we finally bought a “new pool” at Tesco and this time, I bought one of 6 feet (in diameter) because it’s meant for 2 kids so I reckon that it is better to have a bigger pool (I could even go into the pool with the kids as well, hehe)

When hubby was filling the pool with water, Dillon was already too excited and can’t wait to jump into the pool.

Even baby Kaith was joining her brother for some fun in the pool. (she was wearing Dillon’s swim diapers, it fits perfectly on her now)

We really had so much fun on that afternoon and I’m sure Dillon and Kaith will be looking forward to the next “pool fun time”. (Hubby may be otherwise as he is the one who has to inflate the pool, fill the pool, later on empty the pool and deflate the pool, :P)