Friday, November 3, 2017

Dine with 360 at Bintang Revolving Restaurant, The Federal Kuala Lumpur



Where to eat in Kuala Lumpur that can have fine dining and nice view in the night? I would say dine with 360 at Bintang Revolving Restaurant, The Federal Kuala Lumpur. Boast of Malaysia's first revolving restaurant, Bintang Revolving Restaurant is located on the 18th Floor of The Federal Kuala Lumpur. The floor makes a 360 degree rotation every hour, ensuring an every changing backdrop while dining. I was there to dine and happy to be enjoy the stunning 360 degree panoramic view of the city skyline.

It's an ideal venue for families, couples, friends, business associate get together. It is popular during Valentine's Day or New Year's Eve Countdown where you can sit back and relax to watch the fireworks in the city.

Sharing with you, some of the signature dishes on the menu at the restaurant.

Appetizer & Salad

Avocado Crab Meat Salad 
Coriander & Capsicum coulis

 Bintang Revolving Caesar Salad
Lettuce with crispy beef streaky, chopped egg, anchovies & smoked salmon

Soup Kettle
 Provencal Creamy Lobster Bisque
Local lobster & prawn with seasoned prawn broth
 Wild Mushroom Soup

Meat & Poultry
 Bintang Revolving Chicken Maryland
Served with banana fritter, grilled pineapple rings & tomato grilled
 Grilled Mustard Rack of Lamb
Rosemary flavour of lamb cutlet served with black pepper sauce and backed potato

Fish and Seafood


 Salmon Fillet on Barley Seeds & Baby Spinach Quick Seared with Extra Virgin Olive Oil 
& Coulis De Mare

Pasta & Burger
*Spicy Spaghetti Prawn Creamy Salted Egg
Sauteed with bird's eye chili & curry leaf in carbonara style

Charcoal Chicken Burger Deluxe

Yummy chef's choice of wild mushroom soup or the Provencal creamy lobster bisque soup. Compliment your meal with yummy desserts such as doughnut with single scoop ice cream and chocolate topping or the heavenly haagen-dazs Going Banana.  You can also view the ala carte menu on www.fhihotels.com
 Good time with friends to dine with 360 at Bintang Revolving Restaurant, ideal place for gathering.


Bintang Revolving Restaurant can cater up to a capacity of 160 pax for dining. It opens nightly 5pm to 12 midnight. Just for your info diners to choose from 2-course to 4-course set dinner or ala carte menu. Looking for a dining with a city view, look no further by checking out this restaurant, they also host many functions such as cocktail reception, wedding reception, wedding dinner, annual dinner, product launching, private functions, press conference amongst others.

The Federal Kuala Lumpur - in the heart of Bukit Bintang, is Recipient of Mayor's Commendable Award for Front Liners for the Kuala Lumpur Mayor's Tourism Award 2017. Finalist of the HRD Award for Certificate of Excellence 2015 in the Employer category. Recipient of the Best Federal Territory Kuala Lumpur (FTKL) Beautiful & Illuminated Building 2007 Award in the hotel category.

The Federal Kuala Lumpur, the Hotel for Merdeka, is Malaysia's first international class hotel opened just three days before the Nation's declaration of independence. The 90- room 10- storey Federal Hotel was officiated by our first Prime Minister, the late Y.T.M. Tunku Abdurl Rahman Putra on 28 August 1957. The Federal Hotel was then provided accommodation exclusively for the foreign dignitaries and guests room overseas invited for their first Merdeka celebrations on 31 August 1957. It was the venue for official functions hosted by the Government and private sectors as well the official caterer of cocktails and dinners at Parliament House. Now the 21-storey Federal Hotels has 450 rooms. If you like to know more, you can visit the www.fhihotels.com



Thursday, November 2, 2017

NOHOO Bag for kids


I love bags and glad to find this cute bag for my son, it's NoHoo bag for kids. Yeah the designs are so cute, there are 3 types theme to choose from namely Ocean, Castle and Forest. NoHoo have got 40 designs and innovation awards at home and abroad, awarded by REDDOT (Germany) and IF (Germany). Feel free to see my unboxing video on the NoHoo bag, the package is nice as it comes with the plastic bag that can sealed back the bag after used. Often we wonder where to put the bags after used, this bag has comes with the plastic bag that we can keep the NoHoo bag.

My little one likes green color and dino, so I have chosen for him this dino designed bag code is NH023. Green dino backpack that is so cute and easy to carry, this bag is 30 x 23.5 x 14cm.

The material is Neoprene, the bags has 14 days unconditional return with 100% satisfaction guarantee. You can also shop for this cute bags for little ones and it's convenient to shop online with Internet access.

Neoprene is a unique material that the first factory to neoprene as the material of children bag in China. Neprene is a synthetic rubber produced by polymerization of chloprene. Durable and environmental friendly and safe for skin.

Shop now at nohoo2u.com and the promo code for my readers : sherrylovesnohoo for MYR10 off.
Shop now as free shipping for Peninsular Malaysia.

Christmas is coming soon, what to shop for little ones and loved ones? So cute designs that I even see mommy wearing them. So many designs to choose from and there's Shark and Dolphin, Monkey, Lion, Tiger, Elephant, Rabbit, Butterfly, currently they have Monkey set and Dino Set available. It consists of one sling bag and a backpack. You can visit the website nohoo2u.com to view them.
my son wearing green dino NH023 NoHoo bag

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

KARIHOME Goat Whole Milk Powder for 7 years old and above



Being mom of two boys, not busy with home but also with my children's health care. They are busy with education, little one is going to Standard One next year while his brother gonna be Standard 6 and will be busy with UPSR. It's not just education that children be busy with but also other school activities and we need to take care of their health too. I drink this goat whole milk too, at night before heading to bed.

KARIHOME Goat Whole Milk Powder, this is suitable for children above 7 years old and adults. 
It is NET WT 400g. 
Product is made in New Zealand.





It's not the first time I seen this product before but I didn't really look into it in detail. 
Why choose goat milk formula?
Good nutrition as goat milk contains high nucleotides, sialic acid and taurine naturally which are vital for the health and well-being of the children. In addition, high content of casein phosphopeptides (CPP) in goat milk increase the solubility and absorption of minerals by our body. 

It's easier to digest as goat milk forms softer curds which can be digested more readily then dense cow milk curd. Goat milk can be digested about a third of time faster than cow milk 

It also improves the tummy health, prevent the loss of gastrointestinal tract barrier function. Great development and maintenance of gastrointestinal track barrier function helps to reduce the risk of getting gastrointestinal problems such as vomiting, diarrhea and tummy upset. 

It contains lesser allergens than cow milk, thus the chance of getting allergy reaction by goat milk consumer is lower. 


Nucleotides
Building blocks of DNA that support the development of children's immune system

Sialic Acid
Protects against Bacterial Infection.

Casein Phosphopeptides (CPP)
Group of peptides that increase solubility and absorption of minerals such as calcium, iron and zinc. 

Taruine
Free amino acid that support overall brain and physical development. 


The product has naturally high in calcium which can increase bone mineral density. 
This product has safely proved by Codex Alimentarius Commission (2007), European Food Safety Authority, Ministry of Health Malaysia. 

Don't just read here, you can also find more info on
https://www.facebook.com/karihomemalaysia/


EXPERT ROUNDTABLE SESSION "ALL ABOUT FERTILITY AND PREGNANCY: TRUTHS & MYTHS"



I am mom of two boys and glad to have take time off to attend the expert roundtable session "All About Fertility and Pregnancy. Truths & Myths". This is good info for everyone, not just for mom's to be.

One of Malaysia’s leading nutrition companies, Shaklee Products (M) Sdn Bhd (‘Shaklee Malaysia’), has just held its 2nd Expert Roundtable Session themed “All About Fertility & Pregnancy: Truths & Myths”

This expert roundtable session saw expert panellists; Dr Sonhee Park, Senior Research Scientist in Research & Development of Shaklee Corporation, Dr Mathi Arasu Muthusamy, Fertility Specialist & Medical Director of Fertility Associates and Dr Nurzarina Abdul Rahman, Founder and Certified Lactation Counsellor of Gravidities Consultancy, discuss topics surrounding pre and postnatal nutrition, pregnancy, breastfeeding and fertility.

Dr Sonhee Park, Senior Research Scientist in Research & Development of Shaklee Corporation (USA) emphasised that deficiency in nutrients such as Vitamin B9 (folate) is highly prevalent in pregnancy and breastfeeding women and their infants. Deficiency in Vitamin B9 during pregnancy is associated with increased risk of birth defects and in B12, iodine, and iron with other common complications in infants and mothers.


Organised by one of Malaysia’s leading nutrition companies, Shaklee Products (M) Sdn Bhd (“Shaklee Malaysia”), the expert roundtable session themed “All About Fertility & Pregnancy: Truths & Myths” also saw other expert panellists, namely Dr Mathi Arasu Muthusamy, Fertility Specialist & Medical Director of Fertility Associates and Dr Nurzarina Abdul Rahman, Founder and Certified Lactation Counsellor of Gravidities Consultancy, discuss topics surrounding pregnancy, breastfeeding and fertility.


“Nutrition is key in all stages of life, especially in the reproductive years for women who plan on conceiving. As the saying goes, “a healthy mother makes a healthy baby.” While every mother wants the best for her children, nutrition plays a fundamental role in paving a conducive environment for fertility to take place (pre-conceptional), a healthy pregnancy (prenatal), and a sustainable motherhood journey especially during breastfeeding (postnatal),” said Park. Vitamin B9 deficiency during pregnancy has been found to increase the risk of birth defects, such as spina bifida and other serious and irreversible birth defects in the brain, spinal cords, and heart. Associated with the development of neurological and cognitive functions of the foetus and infant, B12 and iodine are also critical vitamin and mineral for expecting mothers to consume optimum levels. According to the Ministry of Health in Malaysia, expectant mothers are recommended to consume 600 mcg of folic acid, 4.5 mcg of B12, and 200 mcg of iodine per day.1


Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is a nutrient that will be transferred to the baby during both pregnancy and breastfeeding phases and is essential for brain, eye and nervous system development. However, since growing babies rely on their mothers for DHA supply, it is important for mothers to consume sufficient DHA. Calcium is another essential nutrient for baby’s bone and tooth formation. Calcium loss from mother’s bone will be increased to meet baby’s calcium needs if her diet is lacking in calcium. Hence, it is important to consume sufficient calcium during pregnancy and throughout the breastfeeding period for her own bone health and for baby’s strong bones and teeth. Thus, a careful dietary intake with these nutrients in mind is critical for both the mother and the baby.


Fundamentals of Prenatal & Postnatal Nutrition

Nutrition exerts an important influence on pregnancy outcomes.2 Over the years, multiple research have pointed out the value of nutrition interventions to help women achieve adequate diet for a normal, stable pregnancy.


Essential nutrition in the prenatal and postnatal stages contributes to several factors namely:
· Reduce the risk of anaemia in the mother
· Reduce risk of birth defects of the offspring
· Restore nutrient loss during lactation period (postnatal)
· Facilitate weight management for better health (postpartum)


Accordingly, essential nutrients such as calcium, iron, iodine, zinc, B12, and folate are some of the “must-haves” throughout the different stages of motherhood.3 Daily consumption of key nutrients, such as folic acid, several months before the conception and during the early stages of pregnancy has been proven to reduce the risk of birth defects, such as neural tube defects.4 “While it is ideal to obtain key nutrients through healthy eating habits, the quality of some nutrients may be compromised or the quantity may be inadequate from the foods that we consume routinely. In this case, iron is one nutrient that is not easily obtained through food, especially if one is a vegetarian or vegan,” Park explained.


A long-term multiple dietary supplement study5 conducted by the University of California, Berkeley among 1056 participants across three sample groups – long term non-dietary supplement users, single supplement users and multiple Shaklee supplement users has also revealed that users who consumed highly bioavailable dietary supplements were found to have improved health as compared to non-users. Bioavailability is a term used to describe the proportion of a nutrient that is absorbed from the diet and is used for regular body functions.


Nutrients, such as iodine, improves fertility and foetal mental development and is known to prevent miscarriages and premature births. Iron is essential for DNA synthesis as well as haemoglobin production, the protein in red blood cells which helps carry oxygen to body’s cells. Anaemia may occur when the haemoglobin level is low in the blood due to iron deficiency. In Malaysia, it is estimated that 38% of pregnant women suffer from anaemia according to a survey by the World Health Organization6.


A strong calcium foundation prepares the pregnant and lactating mother to reduce osteoporosis risk in the later stage of her life because the need for calcium increases during this stage to support baby’s growth. Along with calcium, Vitamin D is essential to facilitate calcium absorption, preventing Rickets in babies and children.


Myths & Truths of Breastfeeding

At the roundtable session, certified lactation counsellor, Dr Nurzarina Abdul Rahman said, “While breastfeeding is perceived to take place naturally for women, most women who failed to breastfeed have a common misconception that they are simply not fated to lactate. There is still room to raise awareness amongst mothers, especially new mothers on the many contributing factors that leads to a successful breastfeeding journey.” The nutrition requirements for breastfeeding are similar to those for pregnancy. However, a breastfeeding woman is recommended an intake of extra 500 kcal of nutrient rich foods per day compared to the pregnancy stage.7


“One of the more common myths encountered include the misconception that frequent nursing would lead to poor milk production. In reality, the mother’s supply of milk is dependent on the demand. This means that the more milk the baby drinks, the mother’s body will be able to produce a higher level of breastmilk. Indeed, breastmilk is a mother’s gift to her child and is designed to provide the necessary nutrients for the baby as long as required. It is important for mothers to look into their diet, eating habits to ensure that the vital nutrients are received adequately during the lactation period”, added Dr Nurzarina. The World Health Organization (WHO)’s recommended period for breastfeeding recommended that mothers should commit to a minimum of 6 months “exclusive breastfeeding” in which the baby only consumes breastmilk and is encouraged to continue to breastfeed (non-exclusive) up to two years of age and beyond.8


Fertility & Infertility

According to the National Population and Family Development Board in Malaysia (LPPKN), it was revealed that the fertility rates in Malaysia has declined rapidly since the early eighties. It is projected to decline to 1.79 in 2030.9 Couples who successfully complete the pregnancy journey may also be faced with further burdening situations if the child is born with major birth defects.


“In Malaysia, we observed that couples prefer to start their families at a later age, more commonly in their 30’s or 40’s. In general, a typical fertile couple aged 25 years will have a 20% chance of successful conception each month. However, as women age, the percentage is expected to fall to 17% at the age of 35 years and down to 10% at the age of 40”, said Dr Mathi Arasu Muthusamy, Fertility Specialist & Medical Director of Fertility Associates.


Successful conception is dependent on various factors. Lifestyle habits during the reproductive years, maintaining a healthy weight, dietary intake and adequate exercise are elements that contributes to preparing a conducive environment for conception.


During the media session, Ms Helen Lam, President of Shaklee Malaysia said, “In today’s hectic lifestyle, it is important that the women and mothers in our families pay close attention to their health. The journey of motherhood should be threaded carefully to reduce risks of pregnancy complications and other negative factors after childbirth. As such, we look forward to putting in place health and wellness-focused programmes for women and mothers to empower our Malaysian women the relevant knowledge on nutrition as well as dispel myths about conception. Equally, men should also shoulder the responsibility of staying healthy.”

The expert roundtable session marks the continuity of Shaklee Malaysia’s wellness education campaign, “Live Well, Be Well”. More key health and wellness-focused community activities and programmes are targeted to be rolled out. Distributors and the public at large can expect thematic ongoing activities and educational workshops during this campaign period via their Facebook page at facebook.com/shakleeproductsmalaysia or website at www.shaklee.com.my


(From left to right) Dr Mathi Arasu Muthusamy, Fertility Specialist & Medical Director of Fertility Associates; Dr Sonhee Park, Senior Research Scientist in Research & Development of Shaklee Corporation; Dr Nurzarina Abdul Rahman, Founder and Certified Lactation Counsellor of Gravidities Consultancy




Being a mom of two boys myself, I had breastfeeding my sons experienced, my eldest son breastfeed for 3 and half years and youngest son for only 11 months. Now my sons are 11 years old and 6 years old. Eldest son has got mix feeding with milk powder and breastfeeding milk until he's 4 month old that when I was pumping milk one day and decided to try to breastfeeding him directly, it's success that I didn't give up hope on direct breastfeeding and continue to breastfeeding him til 3 and half years old. I have ectopic pregnancy before both my sons, my right fallopian tube has been remove due to heavy bleeding during ectopic pregnancy. Sharing is caring, I have experienced before on the nipple confusion myth 8, yeah and it took time for me to exclusive breastfeeding again with my eldest son. Just sharing with you my past breastfeeding experienced of my sons. 


Dispelling Breastfeeding Myths by Dr Nurzarina Abdul Rahman

What were some of the ‘old wives’ tales’ that you may have heard when a relative or your friend has decided to embark on the breastfeeding journey? Misconceptions and myths over breastfeeding have prevailed for many generations.


Here are some of the 10 COMMON MYTHS ON BREASTFEEDING

Myth 1: Breastfeeding will come naturally
True, breastfeeding is natural and normal. However, it does not mean it will be an easy process. Thus, it is important for first-time mothers to learn the correct and incorrect ways to breastfeed your baby...such as baby positioning, latching and feeding cues.


Myth 2: Never wake a sleeping baby!
False. New born babies may not wake often enough on their own. It is important to bear in mind that breastfeeding is on demand. Mothers need to recognise the feeding cues and nurse babies according to their cues, and not watching the time. Do not be afraid to wake your baby in the first couple of weeks until he/she has reached the ideal baby weight!


Myth 3: Breastfeeding is nature’s birth control
True. Breastfeeding suppresses a woman's fertility in the early months after delivery. Known as Lactational Amenorrhea Method (LAM), women can safely rely on breastfeeding as a natural birth control method. A women can use LAM if her menstrual period has not returned since delivery, she is breastfeeding her baby on demand and not feeding other foods or liquids regularly, and her baby is less than six months old.


Myth 4: Frequent nursing leads to poor milk production
False. Frequent nursing increases the production of breastmilk. The more milk is used up, the more milk will be produced.


Myth 5: Mothers should avoid breastfeeding when ill
False. Unless a symptom of a more serious condition, common illnesses such as a cold, sore throat, flu, fever or mastitis should not stop the mother from breastfeeding. The breast milk will not transmit
illness to baby, but it does have antibodies in it that are specific to the mother’s illness. This help prevent baby from getting sick. However, if medication is required, mothers are advised to consult their doctor for one that is also safe for the baby.


Myth 6: Engorged breasts would mean sufficient milk supply
False. Engorgement is actually not the norm when it comes to breastfeeding, this is a sign that the body is producing too much milk and is not emptied entirely. Mothers who breastfeed frequently enough would not have to experience engorgement at all.


Myth 7: My baby cries all the time, am I not producing enough milk for my baby?
False. There are many factors why a baby would cry relentlessly, such as infrequent feeding, poor latch-on technique or other basic needs such as uncomfortable due to dirty diapers, too sleepy or simply need to be burp. The Dunstan Baby Language would be a recommended guide for first-time mothers to understand the different types of cries your baby may be signalling you for.


Myth 8: Nipple confusion due to bottle feeding or use of pacifier at an early age
Yes, breastfeeding and bottle feeding are completely different in terms of opening the mouth, tongue movement and suckling technique. Milk flows from a bottle so easily that baby does not have to suck “correctly” to get milk. One alternative is cup feeding, placing a small cup by the baby’s lips and tilting it so they can lap at the milk at their own pace if breastfeeding is not possible at that time. However, do seek professional guidance for the cup method if you must, for safety reasons.


Myth 9: I must stop breastfeeding when I am pregnant
Untrue. It is safe to breastfeed when pregnant unless there are serious complications or if it leads to premature labour. In fact, some mothers tandem breastfeeding their younger and older child while pregnant. Just ensure that mothers have enough nutritional intake to support themselves and your children. Mothers may consult obstetrician about breastfeeding during pregnancy if they have any doubts.



Myth 10: Breastmilk quality will decline after six months
False. The composition of human milk changes to meet the changing needs of the baby as it matures which may cause it look or feel different. Ensure a healthy dietary intake, and try to meet most of your nutritional requirements.

References :
1. World Alliance For Breastfeeding Action. http://www.waba.org.my/
2. Lawrence RM & Lawrence RA. Given the Benefits of Breastfeeding, what Contraindications Exist? Pediatric Clinics of North America 2001 (February); 48(1): 235-51.
3. http://americanpregnancy.org/breastfeeding/breastfeeding-while-pregnant/
 4. https://www.askdrsears.com/topics/feeding-eating/breastfeeding/common-problems/nipple-confusion

About Dr Nurzarina Abdul Rahman Founder and Certified Lactation Counsellor of Gravidities Consultancy A mother of five herself, Dr Nurzarina is a former senior medical lecturer turned passionate parenting educator. She is a true believer of attachment parenting and is a certified Lactation Counsellor, HypnoBirthing Educator, Dunstan Baby Language Teacher, and International Association of Infant Massage Instructor.

The Fine Lines between Fertility & Infertility in Malaysia by Dr Mathi Arasu Muthusamy

The National Population and Family Development Board in Malaysia (LPPKN) revealed that the fertility rates in Malaysia has declined rapidly since the early eighties. It is projected to decline to 1.79 in 2030.1


What are some of the factors that cause infertility?

Infertility Factors
· About 30% cases of infertility in Malaysia can be attributed to female fertility issues, 30% male infertility issues and about 20% a result where both partners are infertile
· Age is an important factor in the fine lines of fertility vs infertility
· As women age, their chances of becoming pregnant significantly drops
· Low quality sperms in the male partner


Trending in Malaysia
· It is observed that Malaysian couples are getting married much later in life with the average age of marriage being 30 years and above due to factors such as postgraduate studies, travel, career or finance
· More women try to conceive at a later age in their mid-30s or 40s. As a result, an increasing number of couples are faced with infertility
· The estimated ratio of fertility – A typical fertile couple aged 25 will have a 20% chance of getting pregnant each month. As women age, this falls to 17% at the age of 35 and down to 10% at the age of 40
· Hence, women over 35 years of age should wait no longer than six months of trying before seeking help from a fertility specialist


Overcoming Social Stigma
· Infertility is often “assumed” as a woman’s problem.
· Couples are too afraid to seek help and admit that they face fertility challenges. More often than not, couples wait too long to seek medical help (women age 35 years and above)

· Only women seek medical help. This would result in failing to diagnose the real causes of infertility at an earlier stage especially in cases where infertility is a result from both partners


Fertility Screening
· Fertility screening is similar to having a health screen. For both men and women there are a range of tests that can help check their fertility to help them plan for their future
· Screening tests for women help to predict a woman’s biological clock and fertility chances.
· ‘Ovarian Reserve’ test measures the number of egg follicles developing at a particular time. Testing of ovarian reserve involves doing a blood test for the hormones FSH and estradiol between day 2 and day 4 of the cycle, a pelvic ultrasound and/or performing a blood test for Anti Mullerian Hormone (AMH) that can be done anytime of the month
· Semen Analysis looks at the number of sperm, shape and ability to move.
· Antibodies in sperm can reduce or stop sperm fertilising an egg and reduce movement in the woman’s cervical mucus. ‘SperMar’ is a test in which sperm with antibodies bind to tiny plastic beads. More than 40% binding is generally considered significant, although lower levels may be important after vasectomy or vasectomy reversal

Increasing Fertility Chances via Lifestyle Modification

For Men…
· Maintain an optimal Body Mass Index (BMI)
o Keep active, obese men have sperm counts on average 22% lower when compared to their slimmer counterparts. The recommended BMI would be below 28
· Avoid Smoking/Alcohol
o Smoking and alcohol can affect sperm quality and fertility
· Keep it Cool
o Men in sedentary jobs can have poorer quality sperm because their testes are more prone to heating up. Keep your laptop off your lap!
· Healthy Diet
o Eat a diet with lots of healthy antioxidants. Foods rich in antioxidants can reduce the damage that chemicals called free radicals can have on sperm. Antioxidants are found in fresh vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds, green tea and dark chocolates.



For Women…

· Maintain an optimal Body Mass Index (BMI)
o Pregnancy in overweight women is associated with problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure. The recommended BMI would be between 20-25
· Folic Acid Supplements
o Take folic acid supplements when trying to get pregnant and up to 12 weeks into the pregnancy.
o Folic acid can help reduce the chances of spina bifida by up to 92%. Other minerals and supplements may also be useful
· Use Iodised Salt
o Iodine is necessary for foetal brain development
· Get Vaccinated
o Ensure you have had immunisation shots for rubella/chicken pox. Rubella can damage unborn babies.


About Dr Mathi Arasu Muthusamy Fertility Specialist & Medical Director of Fertility Associates A Fertility Specialist and Medical Director of Fertility Associates, Dr Mathi Arasu and a team of staff provide a full range of fertility treatments for their patients. Dr Arasu has served in various hospitals in Malaysia under the Ministry of Health and currently has a private obstetrics and general gynaecology practice at Pantai Hospital in Cheras.


(From left to right) Dr Sonhee Park, Senior Research Scientist in Research & Development of Shaklee Corporation; Ms Helen Lam, President of Shaklee Malaysia, Dr Nurzarina Abdul Rahman, Founder and Certified Lactation Counsellor of Gravidities Consultancy; Dr Mathi Arasu Muthusamy, Fertility Specialist & Medical Director of Fertility Associates




Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Shark Hero Conservation Run 2017

It's November and it's my birthday month, so excited and gladly to share with you the first activities for us to take part this November as family. Well I have signed up for the 4KM Shark Hero Conservation Run 2017, yeah it's a fun walk no worry that we no need to run for it. Just healthy walk together with family and kids. 

It's coming towards end of the year, this year we only have to two fun family run together, first one is we went the Candy Walkathon, now 2nd would be this.


Raise awareness "No to shark Fins ", Save the ocean

Yeah it's time to say No to shark fins, we need to save the sharks else they will be no more sharks in the sea. Save the ocean as let everyone knows that we shouldn't throw rubbish or plastic bags into the sea. Plastics bags often mistake as food by the sea animals and they ate it and died. For example straw, we cannot throw into sea too, I saw the Youtube that sea turtle has got the straw stuck in its nose. Talking of shark, my sons love the baby shark songs that we saw on Youtube.

 Let's check out the links for more details of this fun 4km Shark Hero Conservation Run 2017.

Venue: Celebration Centre, Sunsuria City, Sepang , Malaysia
Date : 18th Nov 2017
Time : 4 pm registration
            5pm Flag off
            7-9pm Carnival 
 
Ticket Price : 
RM75 Adults                        RM65 (4-12yrs old)

Entitlement  for ticket:
- bag
- jersey
- number bib
- shark toy for you to run with it 
( bring on the run day) 
- cash voucher RM10 for game booths 

On the day to redeem:
- a certificate
- a shark medal
- 1 bottle Jussu cold compress juice
-  Julie's biscuits
- 3 Pocotee & Friends limited edition badge during run every km Q&A session
- 1k Arissto Coffee & 1k Himmel dry fruits 1st come 1st serve basis
- 100Plus Drinks
- Yakult Drinks
 
Don't forget that there's race pack collection day to take note of:

Date: 10 - 11 November 2017
Time: 10am to 5pm
Venue: Sunsuria Avenue, Kota Damansara. 

#sharkherorun2017 #bash2017 #sharksavers #saynotosharkfins

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Scholastic : Trick or Read this Halloween

Little one looking at Eerie Elementary: The School is Alive!
 Besides spending time outdoor we also spend time at home, good to have the Scholastic Asia books:

Eerie Elementary: The School is Alive!
Little one is not yet master in the reading, he looks at the pictures more so I am there to guide him and reading to him as well. It's nice to read about how the school just got scarier! In the story book involved of machine, peanut butter and others.

Although this book is suitable age 7+ years above, my 6yrs old got attracted to seeing the drawings and ask me sit besides him to read to him.


Sean is reading the The Bad Guys episode 4

Synopsis: It's a zombie kitten apocalypse!
Can the Bad Guys save the world from evil Dr. Marmalade's meowing monsters?!? They'll need help from foxy Agent Fox, a swampy secret zombie antidote, and the feistiest, toothiest, hungriest granny around. Get ready to watch the fur fly.

Funny and leisure reading for adults but my 11years old also enjoy reading the book.
This edition is available for distribution in Asia only.



 



You can also find more levelling information of the book at www.scholastic.com/readinglevel.

The books are available at the major bookstores including POPULAR, MPH and Kinokuniya. For online purchase, you can always go to mphonline.com or Kinokuniya Webstore.

Reading can be a nice hobby and habit, we are lack of reading in the family.
It's time to take away the gadgets and spend time reading on the Scholastic books.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Amverton Cove Golf & Island Resort

Good evening to my readers and followers, hope you have a good day. Today I am sharing with you on where I went last weekend, we have a short getaway to Amverton Cove Golf & Island Resort. It's easy to go there by using waze as we guide us to there. My son been busy with examination and tuition, it's good to have a break time for him. Next year he's going to be Standard Six and lots to prepare for upcoming UPSR.
Being a parent, we need balance our life, not just working or education. We also need to take time out for ourselves, it's great bonding time to go Amverton Cove Golf & Island Resort. There have two family package that we can choose for family of four (2 adults and 2 children). The family packages are affordable it is either MYR388 NETTT or MYR488 NETT, it comes with two days and one night plus activities for family of four.

My sons are loving the package we chosen is the Deluxe Family Fun Package, RM488 NETT. 

The package inclusive of following:
  • 2 days 1 night accommodation in a luxurious Deluxe Family Room Package equipped with one (1) Queen size bed and two (2) Single bed, with a breathtaking view of the swimming pool directly accessible via the room's balcony. 
  • Breakfast
  • One round of Boat Ride and entrance to Animal Island in Amverton Cove.
  • One round of Kayaking OR Paddle Boat Ride
  • One round of Archery game (Target shooting)
  • Complimentary usage of Wifi Internet access, gymnasium, table tennis, kids' game, kids' fun zone and swimming pool with slides for kids. 
one (1) Queen size bed and two (2) Single bed

This is room for us, it's accessible to the swimming pool and my sons have a good time play at the swimming pool which has kids swimming pool too that kids can enjoy the slides. We have brought along the float that little one can used. It's so fun as we have a good time playing in the swimming pool this two days before checking out of the resort.
 Bath tub and standing shower area are available in the restroom, we can choose either using the bath tub or the standing shower. Well kids will be the happiest in the room as they love good time bathing together. My sons enjoy each other company,

Beautiful from my room 112, yeah direct access to the swimming pool. There's only 9 rooms that are direct access to the swimming pool.
After check in the room, we headed to Cafeteria for lunch. It's yummy clockwise you are looking at :
Kam Hiong Chicken Rice
Fried Chicken Wings
Marmite Chicken Rice
Chicken Chop

Yeah Malaysian love to eat rice, these are yummylicious exquisite local and Asian cuisine.

 After having our lunch and rest, we head to Kids Playland, yeah kids having good time to sweat it out.
Nearby the Kids Playland has got the Kids Fun Zone that kids can play Xbox or other activities like Jenga. It's our first time to play Jenga and nice bonding time with my son. You can also view the video of him playing at my instagram @sherrygo






After playtime we start off with our first outdoor activities, that's Paddle Boat instead of Kayaking.



Our first outdoor activities of the day will be the paddle boat instead of kayaking. It's fun as its our first time together to sit on paddle boat. I think my last time was many years back during my teenage time. The activities time from 9am to 6pm.

After the activities, we head back to room, well kids want to continue to have a good time so we went to the swimming pool.


The swimming pool has got the barrier that adults and children are divided. If children wants to go adult swimming pool which is 1.2meter, will need to have adult companion. Look my sons are enjoying themselves at the swimming pool. It's hot weather that we love to dip in the pool in the evening.


Beautiful sunset at the Amverton Cove Gold & Island Resort, yeah this is just above the Rabbit Room.


Dinner we headed to Restaurant Viking Seafood, we used the waze to go there. This is RM125 which included 4 drinks and clams, beggar chicken, leaves wrapped rice and claypot tofu. Yeah we headed home after that, but little one didn't eat much so supper we ordered room service.


Supper time we ordered the Carbonara Chicken RM18 from room, yeah this is our supper too as little one didn't finished it.


The next day, we went to the Rabbit Room to have buffet breakfast then continue with the activities that we didn't complete. It's time for boat ride to Animal Island, yeah we are first to be there.



scramble egg station that you can order your breakfast

Sean choosing his cereal for breakfast

After breakfast, we went to boat ride to Animal Island then to the Archery game for target shooting. It's not easy for target shooting but I am glad we have a good time and I also manage to target shooting. We take turns to play as there are two bows available.


The Animal Island has got a swing, my children love the swing and they took turn for it.  You can view the video too, we have a good time on this two days.


archery game (target shooting), yeah he guide us before we start the game

If you looking for outdoor family bonding activities, why not check out the Amverton Cove Golf & Island Resort, it's nice place to get close to nature and also there's many activities available. We have a good bonding family time and sure we will go back for another vacation. I can't wait to tell my friends about this place, they didn't know of this place until I have told some of them.

You can check out the packages which available, I have also mention them on this post. Scroll down for another family package that you may choose.



Front desk of Amverton Cove Gold & Island Resort
Amverton Cove Gold & Island Resort
PT 673, Jalan Pulau Carey, Mukim Jugra, 
42960 Pulau Carey, 
Selangor Darul Ehsan.
Tel: 03-3123 3888 / 03- 3123 3800
email: enquiries@amvertone.com


Family Fun Package 2 Days 1 Night From MYR388.00nett

The package inclusive of following:
  • 2 days 1 night accommodation in a Deluxe Room
  • Breakfast
  • One round of Boat Ride and entrance to Animal Island in Amverton Cove
  • One round of Kayaking OR Paddle Boat Ride
  • One round of Archery Game (Target shooting)
  • Complimentary usage of Wifi Internet access, gymnasium, table tennis, kids' games room, kids' fun zone and swimming pool with slides for kids

About the Deluxe Family Fun Package and Family Fun packages, there are terms & conditions:
  • This package is for two (2) adults and two (2) children. 
  • Prior reservation is required with full pre-payment and is subject to availability.
  • A surcharge of MYR100.00 nett per room per night will be imposed for weekends stay on Friday, Saturday & Eves of Public Holidays.
  • Rates quoted in nett pricing and inclusive of 6% GST 
  • Other T&C applies.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Hot Wheels Southeast Asia Championship Finale



How's everyone doing? I went to the Hot Wheels events few days back, just to let you know that the Hot Wheels Southeast Asia Championship Finale will take place this Saturday, 21st October 2017 at the LG2, Blue Concourse at Sunway Pyramid.The day my boys have class, Sean has got tuition to attend and his little bro has Kindergarten, if it didn't clash time I would bring them along to attend this fun events as my sons love Hot Wheels toys. It's be great for children as they need time out from education too, good play time for them as I know not many parents able to build big HotWheels playground like this for their children. Look now it's happening in at the mall that you can shop and go playtime at the same time. 
Here's my little one HotWheel's car, watch the the video to see which model toy it is.


(Top L to R) Mr. Ivan Franco, Country Manager, Mattel Southeast Asia, Shaine Wong, and her son Tan Jacob (4) , Dr. Jezamine Lim Iskander and her son Zander Xayne Iskander (5), experienced their first friendly match. 
October 17, 2017 Kuala Lumpur – The very first time in Hot Wheels® history, we bring together Hot Wheels® challengers from six (6) countries across Southeast Asia for an exciting championship to compete for the first Hot Wheels Champion title and Hot Wheels prizes up to USD 2,000.
Happening at LG2, Blue Concourse at Sunway Pyramid on the 21st October 2017, 12 little Hot Wheels challengers aged 5-12 years old together with their moms are finalists representing their home countries and will compete for the 2017 HOT WHEELS® epic CHAMPIONSHIP title.
Quotes Ivan Franco, Country Manager of Mattel Southeast Asia “This year, Hot Wheels is back for another epic championship experience with bigger and bolder stunts for their little fans in the region. It also provides a platform for moms to be a part of the championship to support and brave the journey with their boys.”
Every little Hot Wheels challenger and his mom will have to embrace 3 different challenge zones – Challenger Zone, Track Builder Zone and Epic Loop Zone during the finale which is designed to test skills, precision and teamwork.


The first challenge zone - the Challenger zone, is designed to test skills.



The second challenge zone - theTrack Builder Zone, is designed to test teamwork.



The third challenge zone, the outrageously cool giant Epic Loop, is designed to test precision.

Ivan added, “At Mattel, we recognised that a mom plays a pivotal role and figure in nurturing her child’s development. Hot Wheels® die-cast vehicles and track sets are great choices for boys to see and embrace challenges through imaginative and creative play.  Indirectly, teaches and nurtures the child to navigate around challenges to achieve limitless possibilities”
There will be two different categories that will be held during the championship finale. Boys aged 5-8 years old and their moms will compete in Category A, where else boys, aged 9-12 years old will compete in Category B.
To find out more information about the Hot Wheels’ first Southeast Asia Championship 2017, please visit http://hotwheels.mattel.my.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Bra Fitting Specialist @Neubodi


It's time to share with you about my last week, it was time out in the afternoon for me after fetching my kids from school. Yeah out with my blogger friends, they are Kathy and Sebrinah for the right bra at Neubodi, Kota Damansara, for your info that outlet is the only one that is located at the shop lot.
Neubodi was grounded as the first ever Bra Fitting Specialist in
Malaysia

Discover Neubodi : A Passionate Profession: They sell more than undergarments at Neubodi . Their hand-sewn lingerie consists of over 600 sizes, colours and designs, available up to l Cup.

"Every Woman Deserves the Right Bra" conveys the philosophy and passion behind the creation of the Neubodi brand. To us, design starts with the desire to allow every woman to afford a beautiful, high quality without having to compromise for fit. We devote 100% to ensure our collections are made from high quality materials and superior craftsmanship. This is why every piece of Neubodi bra requires a far greater proportion of manual work - from crafting, cutting, stitching, testing to fitting, each bra goes through at least 45 stages of assembly work with over 60 different parts of material to create the impeccable fit. " - Anne Tan, Managing Director & Founder of Neubodi.

check out my before and after photo, happy to fin the right bra at Neubodi
 Being mom of two boys I am always on the go, yeah in and out of the house to fetch my boys. 
Before photos are the bra I am wearing from home, the after photos are bra I wear at Neubodi. It's comfortable and suitable for me too. I tried a few styles and different cups too, glad to find the match one for my breasts.


 Looking at the above chart it is show you the Right Way to put on a bra.
  1. Wear the straps. Lean forward slightly so that your breasts fall nicely into the cups. Fastern the hooks of your bra. 
  2. Adjust the straps of a level that you feel comfortable.
  3. Bend body forward. Slip a hand into the back of the bra and sweep the fatty tissues to the front, and back into the bra cup.
  4. Stand straight. Slip your hand again into the cup and lift the breasts while holding the wire in the correct position with the other hand. 
  5. Ensure that the bra snugs horizontally around your body.



Nursing moms can also find their suitable bras at Neubodi, they have wide range of bras to choose from. The staffs are friendly and will assist you to find the suitable for you.

All Neubodi stores provide a pleasant, inviting ambience and they hav bra-fitting professionals to assist. They provide a warm personalized fitting solution that includes choosing and sharing the methods of wearing a right-fitted bra. You can let them know of your personal preferences and expectations, they would identify the height, build and posture, hence using a unique hand measuring technique to help you find the right bra is best suited to your shape. Thanks to GM for assist me and I am happy to find the right fit bra for myself.

It's not just about purchasing the right bra but also lingerie care that we need to know. You can find there sell the delicate detergent that can use to wash the lingerie. Always hook the back of your bra to prevent any damage to the lace and fabric. Scrub the underband and bra straps gently with your hands, do not use any brush to brush the bra. Fold your hands into a fist and gently press the excess water out of the cups, do not squeeze the cups. Hang your bras upside down to dry. Always remember do not dry under direct sunlight. Do not tumble dry.

donation old bra
I done a blog post of Neubodi -Donate, Support, Recycle Bra Campaign, you can click on the link to view it. Don't forget to bring along your old bra to donate at Neubodi any stores.

All Neubodi collections are hand cut and hand sewn. We undertake extensive research and design efforts to implement a three dimensions (3D) way of sculpting, cutting and hand-tailoring every piece to meet the demands of different women with vary breasts size and body shape. I am happy be among the women that have found the right bra, thanks to the bra specialist at the outlet. We could purchase RM200 dress but we are not wearing it daily, we need to wear bra daily. Investing on suitable and selecting right size, cup and style that fits matters.


You can find their stores at following:
  • Mid Valley Megamall 
  • One Utama Shopping Centre
  • Bangsar Village II
  • Encrop Strand (High Street) - this I went at Kota Damansara
  • Empire Bukit Tinggi Shopping Mall
  • Imago Shopping Mall
  • Vivacity Shopping Mall
  • Suria Sabah Mall
Christmas is coming soon, you can bring your wife or your mom to the stores to shop for Neubodi it's a nice gift for loved ones.

Neubodi was awarded with the Asia Pacific Top Excellence Brand award in May 2011 -- marking a testament being a distinguished label for everyday comfort. 

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