Thursday, December 31, 2009

[StIcKy MoDe] NoTtI FaCe-gIvEaWaY

Rini last day keja before I start my 1 week year end holiday (jangan jelesss you...) so my first contest entry is definitely laaa my nearest friend here by Mama Adwan Encem...Notti Face Contest..

Here it goes my Hadiff Bolat photo...

Nama BudaK Kecik : HadiffBolat
D.O.B : 30/9/2008 (I yr 3 mons)
Nama Emak : *Rozy

Gambaq ni diambil secara tidak sengaja after feeding HadiffBolat..may be masakkan Ummi dia xsedap kot...disemboq abih...

Apakah hadiah misteri Mama Adwan nak bagik? Jeng..Jeng...Jeng...

Thursday, December 24, 2009

HaPpY 2nD AnNiVeRsArY!

Yesterday, we had a great time celebrating our 2nd wedding anniversary.. Apparently, HadiffBolat's energy was at the highest level and sangatlaaa mencabar kesabaran dan keimanan me and Mr Asben... Huhh xleh dok diam walau seminit!! We went to Gurney Plaza for Wedding Anniversary Gift Exchange.. Mr Asben bought me a Scholl shoes which I really love and wearing it at this very moment... Postponed Mr Asben Levis as Mr Asben did not approve the jeans cutting at the boutique..planned for next Levis visit at Queensbay next week (Yeayy!!leh shopping lagik!)

Then, we immediately shot to Batu Feringghi Beach (Miami Beach) for a konon2nya outdoor photo shoot aka Mr Asben testing his new DSLR..

HadiffBolat enjoying the sea view and really showed his intention to join those kids yg tengah mandi2 tu...

He got his share of laksa penang...yummehhh!!

Later, we went to Taman Negara Penang and let Hadiff explore the area freely.. then late that evening we moved to Tarbush for an early dinner.

As expected, HadiffBolat couldn't stop moving around the restaurant, luckily there were not many guest around and the staffs were super friendly...

Hadiff really enjoyed his chicken creamy soup with some fries..

Hadiff yg tersandar kekenyangan

Me and Mr Asben had a Maklouba Lamb and Chicken pa benda ntah... the serving size was so large (Mat Arab punya serving size laa) and we ended up sangat kekenyangan.. Surprisingly, I really enjoyed the food there..and looking for next dine in there..

We went back to Parit Buntaq with me and Hadiff sleeping soundly in the car.. and Mr Asben immediately after reaching the house pack semua barang and off he went to Hutan Belum for a fishing trip..(huhuhu kena tinggai...4 hari...mencikkk nyaaa!!!)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

AbAh, hAdIfF dan OstRiCheS

Last Saturday, we went back to my childhood town Kangaq, Perlis attending a cousin's kenduri.. and of course dah alang-alang sampy we shot to Padang Besar for a super zass zapp quick shopping trip. Had a mouth watering tomyam gung and pulut ayam (though dakcik had toppled down a plate of it..adeyyy...sorry sayang nanti kita pi lagi naa)..bought clothes and now nyesal xbeli lebih..sebab muuuuuuuuuuuurahhh sangat kat sana...

Hadiff trying to get himself comfortable in there

On the way back, we dropped by at Ladang Burung Unta visiting my hubby some old friends..ostriches.. Though the place is well kept and you can see lots of ostriches and deers and lot more animals but I do personally think that it does not play a good role in promoting Perlis Tourism..I mean not everyone knows its existence.. we had a good time there (actually dakcik the most..and xmo balik..)....

If you go to Padang Besar, I do insist you to stop by the place.. it's not that you can a see the big bird everyday!!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Cakap Bahasa Inggeris tu penting!!

Kepada kawan-kawan yang ada anak sedara, sepupu, adik beradik yang masih berlajar..... tolonglah pesan kepada mereka....TIDAK GUNA dapat result yg flying colours, dean list memanjang...point marbeles....TETAPI cakap orang putih (read:English language) kantoi!!

FRUST sangat rini sebab boss dah turned down 2 candidates yg me and my colleagues pilih for interview... they are excellent students and they are malays! Adey..... sedih sangat... memang lah fresh graduates tp tolong laaa polish sikit english communication tu before graduate..attendlaa kelas apa2 ka... kalau macamni laa... macamanalaaa kami nak menambahkan bilangan engineer kat industri nih if fresh graduates are unable to express themselves well in the interview. Plus lagik satu, sorry naa orang kelantan... please ilangkan your loghat bila speak english..you must try to... sound funny bila bercakap.. macamana orang kat seberang sana nak paham...

Sekian bebelan tuk hari nih..


Thursday, December 10, 2009

Life is Good with Good Books!! Part 1

Sharing my notes on my book collection and thoughts. (Oct 23 2007)
Copy and paste from my MULTIPLY

One night while thinking of what show on tv, I landed my eyes on a shelf full with arranged books located at the edge of my mattress. The books seemed to be overflowing and appeared to beg for more spaces. Wondering why the titles are all scary... Hunting Down Amanda, Scavenger Hunt, Spook Night, Nightmare Inn, Whisper of Death and can say many many more... Just several with less threatening title like Midnight Warrior, Mentor, Marrying Mom, Iona... very few with motivation sort of title like Going To the Top, Management Thoughts, not to mention story books in bahasa (but priced book) and several religious book like Himpunan Doa Doa Pilihan (will add more to the collection..InsyaAllah). Those who browse through the title will surely in no time could guess what sort of book I read.

The Beginning

My life as early as I could remember, is always surrounded with books. I love reading particularly story books. When I was a kid, my late father used to bring me to a book shop in Kangar near Pawagam Kapitol opposite to BSN . He would say for RM10, choose whatever book you want. Those days, I could get four books of bahasa translation of Enid Blyton or Nancy Drew. Then I started to conquer Perpustakaan Kanak Kanak Perlis, I would borrow four books using my sister’s and my library cards. My sister cared for less to use the facility. Just not her type, I guess. During those days, English story books were considered alien to me. Though I excelled in my English class, I did not get enough exposure or can I say brave enough to try to read English books, until I turned thirteen and was not allowed to go to the kid section anymore. Changed my blue library card to red one, I still remember my first English book I borrowed from the same library at Adult Section, Razor Blade by Robin Cook... Hahaha... I could not understand the story line at all.. It is a medical fiction with lots of out of the world medical terms. I did not even finish reading the book.

Later, I forced myself, kind of... I started with a book titled Princess of White Dragon or something like that. Then move on to Dean R Koontz, Lightning.. love at the first sentence I could say..luckily the library has had a good collection of Koontz book..then tried Stephen King, Sidney Sheldon and long list of other authors. I started reading Robin Cook when I was in university. This time, it was superb.

Books heaven on earth

I started buying and collecting story books after SPM, working as an operator (minah karan) in a hard drive factory in Penang did pay me enough money to cater my passion. Most of my earliest bought books were from Popular Book Store in Komtar. The price was as high as fourty ringgit. Every month, I would allocate part of my salary to buy books as well as financing my British Council classes. Then later, my sister introduced me to Bazaar Chowrasta where I could get four paper backs of Stephen King’s (a bit old but not second hand book) for only RM40. Since then, I was one of the regulars and always get special price.

My next book heaven is Rope Walk, a famous place where you can find many unimaginable things from rusted horse shoes, screws, antique stuff, stickers, RM3 jackets, hair /car accessories to cheap fresh fruits. An uncle laid his merchandise, second hand books on the tarred area over a ground sheet. Loads of books are scattered around him. Books are sold as cheap as RM1 to RM5. I would buy at average of three books every time I went there. But of course I have to dig out, restack and rearrange the books until I find books that I find interesting or of known author. Since the books are all second handed, you would then expect the books to carry someone’s name. Some memorabilia wording like a present by someone..., for someone I love... for my wife... I just don’t understand how these books ended up here. These books deserved a place in a proper shelf and of course in heart and priced for life...

to be continued...

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

BiOdAtA : HadIfFbOlAt

Panggilan manja: Adip, Hadiff, dakcik, raep..

Umur : Setahun 2 bulan

Makanan kegemaran : Maruku dan koteow

Minuman kegemaran : Susu ibu dan obviously air masak

Mainan kesukaan : Straw brush, senduk dan mangkuk, suka mengigit orang dan wrestling sambil jerit-jerit. Owh dan suka main air.

Lagu kesukaan : Semua jenis iklan tv

Haiwan kesayangan : Kucing dan ikan

Aktiviti masa lapang : Memanjat, membelek magazine, selongkar apa sahaja dan main rod pancing

Vocab budak kecik nih as at today:-

1- Naaaaaakkk!
2- Cicak (umah banyak cicak dan dia suka tengok cicak melekat kat cermin tingkap)
3- Hishhh bila nampak ikan or gambaq ikan
4- Semalam saya cakap "jangan bukak:<--dakcik guna gigi bukak baby oil.. dakcik tengok saya balik dan cakap "tutup".. terkesima sebentar..hehhehehe

Bahasa dakcik

1- Aahh...ahhh.. mintak kita tolong amik or buat sesuatu
2- Tujiaa...tujiaa... sampai lani saya pun xfaham maksudnyaa..walaupun dakcik selalu sebut

Monday, December 7, 2009

HaDiFfBoLaT BaKal JaDi PeMAnCiNg TeGaR

Bak kata orang "Mana xtumpahnya kuah kalau bukan di nasik".. ni dah nampak dah nih... Hadiff has shown a deepest interest in fishing and hishh..(read:fish). Pantang nampak rod mancing no way anyone (especially his Abah and favourite pakcik Pizi) can escape...
His Abah had also introduced him to his Columbia fishing hat..and Hadiff loves it!

Plus with his super active cousins around... no fish can survive!

Since he is 10months old, he had started to play with ikan haruan yg hidup without fear! Big some more!
And last weekend, he had managed to catch an alive ikan haruan with bare hand!

Braavo Hadiff...nanti dah besaq sikit..pakat2 tinggai Ummi pi mancing naa.....

Thursday, November 26, 2009

PHTHALATES - Kimia dalam barang mainan anak!!

Okay, I am bringing up this topic to share with you all the mothers out there who are really concern about their child health and wellness.. As some of you may know that I am working in a medical device manufacturer buat barang hospital macam catheters, endotracheal tubes dan banyak lagilaaa barang2 yg biasa kita nampak dalam cita ER dan Grey's Anatomy... Sekarang nih, sudah keluar regulation yg semua barang yg mengandungi PHTHALATES mestilah dilabel... dan since barang yg kami wat most of them are made of PVC (POLY VINYL CHLORIDE), so most of them memang ada PHTHALATES.. here I am not discussing barang spital but things that our child love most..barang permainan..which many of them are made of PVC which may contains PHTHALATES. This chemical is causing a major chaos to our market.

What are phthalates?
Phthalates are a family of man-made chemical compounds developed in the last century to be used in the manufacture of plastics, solvents, and personal care products. They are colorless, odorless, oily liquids that do not evaporate easily and do not chemically bind to the material they are added to.

How am I exposed to phthalates?
Ingestion, inhalation, skin absorption, and intravenous injection are all potential pathways of exposure. The ever-present use of phthalates as an additive to PVC (polyvinyl chloride) products to make them flexible and to personal care products to make fragrances last longer in the past 50 years has resulted in widespread general population exposure.
Phthalates are readily absorbed into the human body and are converted quickly to their respective metabolites. Unlike some chemicals, they tend to pass out of the body quickly in urine and feces. Phthalates can interact with each other and increase the exposure effect.

How do phthalates enter the environment?
Phthalates can be released from a product by heat, agitation, and prolonged storage. The release can occur during all the stages of the product lifecycle - from production, through use, to disposal.

Which population of humans is at a greater health risk to phthalate exposure?
Children under the age of three are more at risk from phthalates because of their developing, smaller body size and ever-present exposure to children’s products manufactured using multiple types of phthalate compounds. Young children use their mouths to explore, and consequently, can be exposed to higher levels by sucking on products made of phthalate-containing plastics.

What can I do to avoid exposure?
Read labels. Avoid using products that contain phthalates. Support companies committed to producing phthalate-free

What are some examples of common everyday exposures to phthalates and tips to avoid exposure?
Microwaving food using plastic products.
Tip: Use only “microwave safe” containers and phthalate-free containers and plastic wrap when microwaving food and/or drinks. Phthalates can leach from food storage containers and food wrap into foods (particularly those foods that are oily or that have a high fat content) on contact and when heated.

Sucking or chewing soft plastic/vinyl products.
Tip: Use only plastic/vinyl toys and toothbrushes labeled “phthalate- free.” If unsure, call the manufacturer. In 1998 the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) requested phthalates be removed from soft rattles, pacifiers, bottle nipples, and teethers.

Personal care products and vinyl clothing.
Tip: Read labels. If unsure, call the manufacturer.

Medical situations.
Tip: PVC is used in a wide range of medical devices, such as intravenous (IV) tubing, blood bags, and catheters. Ask your healthcare provider to use phthalate-free tubing and medical bags especially for procedures such as blood transfusions and dialysis.

What negative health effects have phthalates been shown to have in laboratory animals?
Very few studies have examined the health effects of phthalates on humans. In lab animals, phthalate exposure has been found to be associated with numerous reproductive health and developmental problems such as:
• Early onset of puberty.
• Interfering with the male reproductive tract development.
• Interfering with the natural functioning of the hormone system.
• Causing reproductive and genital defects.
• Lower testosterone levels in adolescent males.
• Lower sperm count in adult males.

Phthalates are weak endocrine disruptors and androgen blocking chemicals. This means that when absorbed into the body phthalates can either mimic or block female hormones, or in males, suppress the hormones involved in male sexual development.
Phthalates cross the placenta.

How do I identify phthalates in products?
There is no easy way to tell if a product has added phthalates. Phthalates can be identified on labels by a three or four letter acronym that defines their chemical structures. Labels rarely state “contains phthalates”.

There are a multitude of phthalate compounds. Which phthalate compound is added to a product depends in part on their molecular weight (MW). Phthalates with a higher molecular weight (HMW) are very slightly soluble in water; phthalates with a lower molecular weight (LMW) are reasonably soluble in water.

The 8 most widely used phthalate compounds and their metabolites are:
• BBP: butyl benzyl phthalate (LMW) *, **, ***
MBzP: mono benzyl phthalate
• DBP: di-n-butyl phthalate (LMW) *, **, ***
MBP: mono-n-butyl phthalate
MiBP: mono-isobutyl phthalate

Most common phthalate added to nail polish.
• DEHP: di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (HMW) *, **, ***
MEHP: mono-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate

Most widely-added phthalate to polyvinyl chloride (PVC) to make products flexible.
• DEP: diethyl phthalate (LMW)
MEP: monoethyl phthalate

Most common phthalate added to personal care products to enhance fragrance.
• DiDP: di-isodecyl phthalate (HMW) *, **, ***
• DiNP: di-isononyll phthalate (HMW) *, **, ***

Most common phthalate added as a softener in the manufacture of toys and childcare products, such as bath toys, drinking straws, and rubber ducks.

• DnHP: di-n- hexyl phthalate *
• DnOP: di-n-octyl phthalate (LMW) **, ***
* Listed in California’s Proposition 65 as a reproductive and developmental toxicant.
** Listed in California’s AB1108 (Ma and Huffman). The bill, if passed, will ban use in the manufacture of any toy or childcare article intended for use by a child under three years of age.
*** European Union banned as a phthalate softener in the manufacture of toys and childcare articles.

Read Labels to avoid phthalates.
The most common products using phthalate compounds are:

PVC Products
Phthalates are frequently added to PVC (vinyl) products to soften and make more flexible. If a plastic product is flexible, it probably contains phthalates unless the label specifically says it does not.

Personal Care Products
Phthalates are often added to personal care products, such as nail polish, perfumes, deodorants, hair gels, shampoos, soaps, hair sprays, and body lotions, to help lubricate other substances in the formula and to carry fragrances. Phthalates must be listed among the ingredients on product labels, unless they are added as a part of the “fragrance.” Under current law, they can then simply be labeled “fragrance,” even though they may make up 20% or more of the product.
Many companies have voluntarily removed phthalates from their products. A company will usually label its product “phthalate-free.” If unsure, call the company. If you can’t get information from the manufacturer, look for alternatives.

How can I recognize plastic toys and containers containing phthalates?
All plastics are not the same. One easy way to recognize plastic toys, clothing, bottles, food and beverage storage containers, and/or food wrap that may contain phthalate compounds is to look for the number 3 inside the universal recycling symbol usually molded into the plastic on the bottom of the product.
Avoid products with the number 3 within the arrows and the letters “V” or “PVC” below the arrowsWe are too concern about BPA content in polycarbonate...now I am introducing you another hazardous chemical that exists very near to your precious ones.
I welcome your thoughts on this matter..Please google more on this chemical for better understanding..


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

HaRi nI

Harini..Hadiff merap bangun pagi... banyak kerja nak kena settle...
Sakit belakang asik kena kendong dak kecik nih..
rushing sampy pi keja pakai seliper jaa..

Paling tensyen...
tertinggai back cap fs sebelah..
padan mukaa kena wat single pumping taim kalut2 nih..

Bilalaaa harini nak abih... nak balik tidoq...

Hopefully gambaq nih leh ceriakan hidup

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

PrOdUcT ReViEw- jUmPsAcBaBy RiNg sLiNg

This is my first not DIY ring sling (first means more to come?).. I really love this sling as it is padded at the shoulder and the large ring makes the threading much easier.. No more slipping macam guna my DIY No sew ring sling.. The hidden pocket is brilliant as I can store my compact powder and lipstick... but not using it for my purse as heavy item if allow it to dangle may cause it feel heavier (faham kah?). Hadiff is used to ring sling and pouch so he doesn't have any problem sitting in it..

I would definitely recommend this ring sling to first timer.

Monday, November 16, 2009

PrOdUcT ReViEw- SsC BoBa OrGaNiC

Received CHESTNUT BOBA ORGANIC last weekend..never had a chance to test it as we were soo busy attending kenduris.. Last nite we took pics at Stesen Keretapi Parit Buntaq tengah2 malam buta.

I can't compare to any SSC as never try any...being a first timer to SSC, I would say:-
1- easy to wear front carry, never had chance to try back carry
2- Feel so tak fehpening feminin compares to wearing ring sling
3- Comfy and so soft
4 - Hadiff cam restless sikit lam ni, may be tak pernah try kot.. he soo used to sling and pouch...
5- I did not feel the weight as it is greatly distributed.

In short, I would say this is a worth buying!! But I guess, only Mr Asben will be the wearer..not mee... xlaratlaa nak bawak hadiff..

Friday, November 13, 2009

Me MeNaNg CoNtEsT BaByWeArErS - yEaY!!

In conjunction of International Babywearing Week 09, Malaysian Babywearers organized contests with load lots of prizes to be won.. Me participated in 3 categories.. 2 photos were submitted for Multi-task Babywearer, one slogan and one caption..

Looking at the encouraging participation from babywearers all around Malaysia, me did not place any hope to win... But lucks were at my side..

I won second place for the slogan... dapat hadiah pouch from Mamaway!! <--leh tambah collection...
And third place for Multi-task Babywearing!
Thanks to Mr Asben who had been my devoted cameraman..and HadiffBolat tengah mamai kena kendong sidai baju...

Thursday, November 12, 2009

HaDiFf DaPaT BaJu DaRi aUnTiE AJa

Mybreastpump shop ada wat appreciation lucky draw for their customers and visitors...mudah ja nak join... though the winners were selected randomly, it does reflect that the owner really appreciate those who buy, promotes and befriended her. I did not expect to win anything, saja ja syok2 ..cam xsangka Hadiff dapat baju..tenkiu ya auntie.. link sebelah tu bukannya tuk bodek yaa..senang nak cari link nenti kalau nak beli apa2.... (and memang dok promote kedai aja pun)..

Let me share with you why i really like this shop (or the owner). I only bought FS from Aja tu pun after Aja offered me to join her 6mths kutu (dah abis pun).. her feedback and responses were really superb whenever I had problem with the pump (the pump is ok just me yg xbopa paham). Though I was the one who called her... she preferred to call me instead (bagus tul Service After Sales nyaa). So kawan-kawan..jangan mudah terpedaya dengan harga pump yg lebih murah (or ada yg lebih mahal?), the most important thing in buying things (especially di alam siber nih) isthe utmost recommendations from friends on the SAS.. In a nutshell, beli laa dari Aja..hehehhe

Monday, November 9, 2009

My NeW PaSsIon- BaByWeAriNG

Those who are my blog's regular visitors may notice that I just included another link to Malaysian Babywearer...ha haa new passion just kicks in! After a successful commitment on breastfeeding and cloth diapering...me had found new passion... but then this is not so new for me as I already have a pouch and a ring sling used since so many months ago. But when I said new passion I am talking about new baby carriers such as ring sling, Soft Structure Carrier (SSC),Mei Tai or may be wrap (bila dapat the second laa kann). Alamak!! mesti Mr Asben jeling2 dah.. but he said...xpa kalau berkemampuan...hehhehe

To start with, this month alone I had placed two orders, one from sleepywrap.com for their Boba Organic --> definitely for our weekend hiking trip... and a ring sling from Jumpsacbaby.com.. for their beautiful Jungle Birds on Kiwi x sabar lak nak tunggu purchased items sampai.

Will update the action pic soon!!!

Owh but don't worry I am still devoted to my Combi..hehhe

NeW GaLaCtOgOgUe- TeStEd!

This is a topic basi for a 1 year 1 month fully breastfed mother (saya ler tu)..but I would like to introduce to you my attempts on new galactogogue.

A galactagogue is anything that excites lactation. In other words any thing that increases milk production (source: http://www.galactagogue.com/). Most of the breastfeeding moms will definitely take one or more galactagogue to increase or maintain the breastmilk supply. Me take Melilea Soymilk everyday without fail, occasionally air longan rebus sendiri (whenever I feel that my yield has dropped tahap gaban giler) or sometimes bila terjumpa jantung pisang kat kedai nasik campur.. so far only soymilk and air longan have worked wonders to me..plus with frequent pumping and nursing..

After reading an entry by Mama- miya on EDAMAME, (which actually caused a minor chaos to the susuibu.com members, sebok mencari benda alah nih), saya pun sebok mencari gak.. Mr Asben found this green beans at Jusco Bandar Perda..and I also bought Teh Longan and red dates yg dah lama cari..

The green beans or Japanese soy beans does taste good..sedap crunchy lemak2 gitu.. few mothers said they can feel the effect (B bengkak) on the same day..but sad to say..not for me... I did not feel a thing...
The longan and red dates tea tastes so sweet.. but sedap... it did boost my milk sikit..i mean a usual 12oz per day (3X pumping at office) had increased to 14oz per day... tp tu lahh..kadang2 minum..kadang2 terlupa..

Most of all, banyak mana galactogogue you take pun if malas pumping...you can start saying goodbye to high yield.

Pst:-really miss my early days, sekali pump dapat 8oz...huhuhu

ChEF In MaKiNg - ChEf HaDiFfBoLaT

Rasanya HadiffBolat bila besaq nanti nak jadi cheff kot.. he seems sooooo happy to be in the kitchen especially when he can get hold of a kuali and a senduk.. sampy ke ruang tamu dia bawak benda2 tu.. he puts everything inside his "periuk".. remote control tv, my mobile phone, his cookies..
But for me, that is not a surprise as he may inherit the "cooking hands" from Mr Asben..

Thursday, November 5, 2009

HaDifF NeW InTeReSt - MaGnET

Hadiff new interest that makes me happy... men magnet ties lekat2 kat washing machine.. while me (or always Mr Asben?) cook, he would affix and pull back the magnetic bars from the WM. Learning process in progress... he would also use a steel spoon to play with it. Though I am afraid that he might break it (whoo..sayang woooo..my collection tu), I guess it does help me providing some peace. Hehehheheh..


Bab ni yg fail sikit, suka masuk mulut.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Decoupage Kit to let go! - SOLD! Thx Kak Yah.

This is my attempt tuk get involve in decoupage art... dah beli decoupage kit dari Hazdi Deco since before raya... since then I do not have a chance to try this art... then suddenly I feel like this decoupage is not the 'thing' for me anymore.. so I would like to let go this decoupage kit cheaper than the original price. All the items are unopened bottles in fact you can still see the selotep yg Kak Diana put during shipping.

Items inside the kit:-
5. 3pcs COASTER
6. 1 pc BIG BRUSH
7. 5 pcs FLAT BRUSH
8. 8 pcs TISSUE

PLUS, you will get 3 wooden trays yg saya beli konon2 nak watla (worth RM30!)

I am selling this decoupage set at RM150 only (original price is RM170).
If interested , you can contact me at aroziyanna[at]teleflexmedical[dot]com.


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

HaDiFf WiTh HiS nEw gErEk!

Dah lama xpost cita terkini HadiffBolat..

Hadiff dapat gerek (read:basikal or beskat) baru, a cheap beskat for him to main2 kat umah Nanie the Nanny..The reason I bought another beskat is Nanie told me that Hadiff selalu dok ushar2 beskat jiran... pegang2 kat celah pagar.. sian lak dengar..huhuhuuh. So I decided to buy a similar beskat, sharing basis with Mr Asben..found the cheapest yet safe beskat at kedai Mak Nya in kepala batas..only RM38 though I bargained for RM35 <---kedekut tul itu mak nyaa..

Hadiff seemed to like it almost instantly especially dengan pot pot (read:honk). See below bawak balik pun susah sebab dia nak pegang gak beskat tu lam keta...so we ended up fully reclined the co driver punya seat to allow him touching his new beskat. Ohw..this time he still tried to sit inside the rear basket...tp kali nih sah2 xmuat..jatuh tergolek gaklaa...

Gambar dibawah, gambar orang merajuk sebab kenot play with tissue paper kat a Siamese restaurant...huhh macam-macam..

Friday, October 30, 2009

CuTeSt BaBy In WaLkEr CoNtEsT

Semperna hari jadi ke-2 Aqilah yg tomei pada 23 Oct lepas (epi besay yaaa dari acik rozy), ibu Aqilah, Orked telah organize contest baby di dalam walker..so since this week I am so super crazy buzy with work... rasa cam beshh jer join contest yg mudah ini.... so this is the photo yg me up kan..

Muhammad Hadiff Raef b Hazari
1thn 1 bulan

Hadiff was introduced to walker by his babysitter (and without my permission!) when he was just 5 month old.. I was infuriated that time but when I saw he really had a very good time, I just let it be.. tengoklahh alangkah bahagianyaa hidup dia...
Since then I have analyzed the good and the bad of using walker..

1- Hadiff learn to explore his environment in fast mode.. dia akan masuk dari bilik ke bilik and look for "kerja".There were so many learning process took place.
2- Hadiff akan datang cari his Ummi whenever he needs me instead of menangis...<-aman tenteram sikit hidup ni kan.
3- Walker did help him in his leg coordination... kind of exercise I would say..kayuh laju-laju..
4- More playing activity for him dengan cousin2 dia main kejar2.. so less clinging time dengan me..hehhehehe
5- Button2 kat walker tu can keep him occupied for a long time especially kalau ada sound yg menarik (but normally the button memang xkan kekal lama...cepat ja rosak)


1- I've heard that walker is not good for immatured baby back bone..(but if we take precaution, I think it would be fine)..heheheh<--tu kes nak tenteramkan hati tuu...
2 - Penatnyaa mengemas..as Hadiff could stand in his walker and try to capai barang2... Nanie the nanny sometimes complained that whenever Hadiff had the chance to go into bedroom benda pertama dia buat is tarik semua baju yg terlipat... macam best sangat kan..
3- We need to put extra precaution like unstable walker yg ble terbalik..but I alway set the walker height at the lowest level..giving more stability to the walker..
4- Kalau umah spesies lantai tinggi rendah...sangat merbahaya kalau walker tersadung or terbalik..
5- Last but least..hahh merasalaaa kaki kita kena 'sagat' dengan walker tu... dan biasanya our baby akan gerak so fast macam formula one.

That's all.. Hopefully telah memenuhi syarat2nya...


Thursday, October 22, 2009

To all contest organizer - Pls take note!


This is a kind reminder.
Saya nih saja jer nak remind to those yg akan organize contest (termasuk diriku ini)...
Pls..pls...pls.... jangan ler bg org yg jadik pemenang tu menunggu2 hadiah macam Bulan jatuh ke riba...
Kalau dah xleh antar lagi because of any hindrance pls let the winner (s) know...
kesian tau....huhuhuu
Itu aje posting untuk harini sebab saya sangatlaaa tahap gabannya seboknya...

Have a nice day!!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Salam kawan-kawan semua, ni nak inform yang saya dengan rasminya(cey..cey..cey..) telah membuka sebuah kedai di alam maya ini..
Jemputlah singgah naa tengok kot ada yg berkenan di hati..

Sila click Kedairozy

terima kasih..

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Questions that make me win an iPod shuffle

Ngeee macam xpercaya lakss..

My RnD Vice President ~Volkmar Schultz has decided to abandon (?) us and wants duduk diam-diam in Germany (he hates traveling by now). So today he said lets gather and bring along a pen and a paper.

He wrote some figures on the whiteboard, and we were requested to write down on the paper the meaning behind the figures. First answer wrong, you are out. And the prize is an iPod shuffle.

1 500 000 000 - sales of TFX Medical
600 000 000 - sales of TFX EMEA
1989 - TFX bought Rusch
1885 -Rusch was founded
14571 - Risk Management

Me and another engineer got the first figure right. The rest all wrong.
VS skipped the second (though we knew the answer)
We were clueless on the 3rd figure
I knew the 4th...so I am the WINNER...yeayy!!!!

I searched the net and surprised to know that this gadget worth RM299!

But frankly, this thing is not much use to me.
I have a MP4 which almost 2 years I never use.
I have a NOKIA XpressMusic 8GB (prezzie from Mr Asben..very thankful for that) which is more than enough for me <-never use its music function though..

But never mind, now I have an iPod!!

I am sooo lucky, ain't I?

Donating Blood while Breastfeeding

Today, we have a Blood Donation Drive in my company. Hospital Taiping Blood Bank is here. I was so excited to donate my blood, proud to say that I am a regular blood donator. Filled in the form and queued to be weighed and checked, I looked around and saw the smiling familiar faces laying on the beds provided. I guess they were all proud of themselves to part of this honorable event.
After pondering on the weighing scale on why suddenly my weight has shoot up, the she doctor asked the usual questions, any recent operation (nope), did I take any medicine recently (nope), pregnant (nope), age of youngest child (1 year plus), nursing? (yes), fully? (yes), banyak susu? (so far okaylah)....
She doctor : Maaf na akak, akak xleh menderma darah hari nih.. sebab takut nanti akak pengsan.
Me: Pasaipa aa...

She doctor : Masa derma banyak amik air dari badan, nanti akak xcukup air nanti pengsan.

Me : Nanti saya minumla air banyak2

She Doctor: Saya xnak amik risiko kak..

Ngeh..ngeh..ngeh... owh saya sangatlahhh frustnya.

With a heavy heart, me went back to the office did some net search and found this.

Can a Breastfeeding Mother Donate Blood?

Whether a breastfeeding mother should donate blood or not is subject to debate. Because donating blood removes fluid from the body and fluid levels can affect milk supply, a breastfeeding mother should carefully consider whether she should give blood and consult her doctor before doing so. In general though, a healthy mother with a well-established milk supply can donate blood.

In the American Red Cross guidelines, pregnant women are asked not to donate and nursing mothers are asked to wait six weeks after giving birth. The Canadian Blood Services temporarily defers women from giving blood if they’ve had a pregnancy within the last six months. The Australian Red Cross requires women to wait at least nine months after giving birth for the iron stores to replenish. It also requires that the mother wait even longer until the baby receives most of his or her nutrition from solid foods.

La Leche League experts are divided on the issue:

Dr. Gregory White, long-time senior medical advisor to LLLI, has always recommended caution in regard to breastfeeding mothers donating blood. On the other hand, Dr. Jack Newman, another member of the LLLI Health Advisory Council, says that any otherwise eligible mother can donate blood whether or not she is breastfeeding.

During blood donation about one pint (two cups, 450 ml or 16 fluid ounces) of blood is collected. According to the Canadian Blood Services, the plasma loss is replaced within hours. Because breast milk is 87% water, theoretically that temporary loss of fluid could affect milk supply and nursing mothers with supply issues might wish to refrain from donating blood. Others should consider drinking extra water before and after the donation as it’s important for a nursing mother to stay properly hydrated.

the link is : http://www.blisstree.com/breastfeeding123/can-a-breastfeeding-mother-donate-blood/

So it is true whatever the doctor said....

Any comments from you nursing moms out there. Is there anybody who has broken this rule?

MBP - CuTeSt BaBy In StRoLlEr

MomBloggersPlanet has organized another fantastic bombastic Cutest Baby Contest. And this time Cutest Baby in Stroller!
Owh! How I wish I can win one of those prizes (especially kalau dapat beg baru pujaan hati kann..). The sponsors for this contest are:-

Here it goes, photo of HadiffBolat in his favourite of all time stroller

Ooops not that one, itu stroller HadiffBolat guna waktu petang..Nanie the Nanny yang punya, untuk ditolak keliling Taman Perumahan.

His stroller, (nope, it ours actually),Combi Miracle Turn (as seen below) was bought when HadiffBolat was still in my womb. It serves wonderfully to our family.

Name: Muhammad Hadiff Raef b Hazari aka HadiffBolat
D.O.B : 30TH Sept 2008 (same as his Umi)

Q: Why I love this stroller?

A: Load Lots of reasons!
1- The ultimate reason I decided to buy Combi Miracle Turn is it can be folded and fit nicely into my Dirty Devoted Kancil. It does not consume much space and therefore we could bring the rest of the house along with us when we are traveling.
2- It is awesomely lightweight. Senang nak mengangkut ke sana sini.. kalau Hadiff refuses to be placed inside the stroller, Mr Asben boleh lipat dan bawak dengan sangkut di bahu.
3- Warnanya yg very vibrant and eye catcher.
4- It is a 170degreeC full reclining and adjustable so leh guna as tram or buggy.
5-Kalau HadiffBolat tidur, we just need to pull the adjustable flange at the back and pull down the shield. It is soooo simple!
6- The maneuvering system is the state of art with its auto swivel wheels and that is why it is called Miracle Turn. Similar to a 4 wheel drive vehicles (xdapat 4WD, dapat stroller with the same system pun jadiklaaaa). Senang nak cilok2 lam shopping mall.
7- Another marvelous feature is it is two way facing so you can either let your child to enjoy the view by facing in front or rear facing towards his beautiful mama.
8- The cushion is so soft as you can see below, Hadiff diulit mimpi intan yang indah.

9- The front guard, cushion, shield are all detachable and washable. Allow us to keep it hygienic and clean for our beloved ones! (<-one only at this moment).
10 - Last but not least, the easy locking system of the wheels keep the stroller securely static.

Stroller for babies
It is a MUST for a new mom.
I remember when I first brought Hadiff to my office when I was just out of "pantang", owh how clumsy I was when holding Hadiff. So I just placed Hadiff comfortably inside the stroller and let him be the centre of the universe.(kawan2 opislaa dok belek2).
Plus, after a tiring walk around the shopping mall, I can let Hadiff doz off and continue doing shopping. That avoid any grumpy restless child from interrupting our utmost favorite hobby isn't?

I do recommend new moms out there to buy a good stroller (good doesnt mean expensive or branded) for their babies. It makes your life more convenient!

Monday, October 12, 2009

HaDiFf Tantrum StRiKeS uS!

Orang tua2 said beralih bulan... .. i guess it getting worst each day..started when his age strikes 1, his normal charming sweet little baby boy turned to meghap boy.. he hates to be alone.. he hates his toys..sometimes he seems to hate everything around him..

Soklan biasa from me and Mr Asben "Hadiff nak apa nih?".."Hadiff dah besaqlaa..manaleh dukung2.."

So I searched around if I missed anything..

Question: What Can I Do About My Baby's Tantrums?


Learn about it
A baby's first tantrum can take you by surprise. Your baby can really shock you by shrieking, stamping, hitting, or making his whole body go stiff. But don't take it personally; baby tantrums aren't about anything you've done wrong, and they aren't really about temper, either -- your baby isn't old enough for that. The ways you’ll respond to your baby's behavior when he is older are different than how you should respond now.

Why babies have tantrums and what you can do about it
A baby tantrum is an abrupt and sudden loss of emotional control. Various factors bring tantrums on, and if you can identify the trigger, then you can help him calm down -- and perhaps even avoid the tantrum in the first place. Here are the common reasons and ways to solve the problem:

Overtiredness -- Settle baby down to sleep; Provide quiet activity.

Hunger -- Give baby a snack or something to drink.

Frustration -- Help baby achieve his goal or remove the frustration; Use distraction.

Fear/anxiety -- Hold and cuddle baby; Remove baby from difficult situation.

Inability to communicate -- Try to figure out what he wants; Calmly encourage him to show you.

Resisting change -- Allow a few minutes for baby to make adjustment.

Overstimulation -- Move baby to a quiet place.

How to prevent baby tantrums
Often, you can prevent a baby from losing control of his emotions if you prevent the situations that lead up to this. Here are some things to keep in mind:

  • When baby is tired, put him down for a nap or to sleep.
  • Feed your baby frequently. Babies have small tummies and need regular nourishment.
  • Give your baby toys that are geared to his age and ability level.
  • Warn your baby before changing activities ("One more swing, then we're going home").
  • Be patient when putting your baby in an unfamiliar environment or when introducing him to new people.
  • Help your baby learn new skills (such as climbing stairs or working puzzles).
  • Keep your expectations realistic; don't expect more than your baby is capable of.
  • As much as possible, keep a regular and predictable schedule.
  • When your baby is overly emotional, keep yourself as calm as possible.
  • Use a soothing tone of voice and gentle touch to help your baby calm down. He can't do it on his own, he needs your help.

  • Source : http://babyparenting.about.com/od/babies212months/f/babytantrum.htm

    I also found that if your child can understand you, you shouldn't give in. THEY want to see if they can get what they want and if they realize that by throwing tantrums they will get it, they will definitely do it again!!
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