Product Review - Skechers GOplay Shoes

~ Posted on Friday, August 31, 2012 at 7:36 AM ~

A while ago I blogged about our shopping experience in one of the many Skechers outlet and then I blogged about Ben's Skechers Kid's Terminal Radian Z Strap Shoes and Alyson's Skechers Twinkle Toes: Shuffles - Cammie Cow Shoes! This week, I will continue on with our review and this time I'd like to introduce you guys to this awesome shoes that I get to try out!

Skechers GOplay Shoes
Look at me smiling like a chirpy school girl with our Skechers shoes!

Ladies and gentlemen, without further delay, let's find out more about the "Skechers GOplay Shoes":

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Skechers GOplay Shoes

Description from the product page:
"Casual fun and comfort come together in the SKECHERS GOplay shoe. Soft fabric upper in a slip on casual sporty sneaker with GOimpulse sensor sole design.'"

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You have no idea how difficult it is for me to finally settle on this shoes! There's just so many choices and colors and designs to go for! I walked around and around, tried and tested quite a number of the shoes in the shop, and finally decided on this one because of the following factors:

- Soft elastic material

- VERY light, almost feel like you are wearing a pair of feather-like shoes!

- Love the colors and cute design

- Strong grip on the shoes' base

Now let's see how this awesome shoes look like.

Skechers GOplay Shoes

Here are some pictures of me wearing the shoes! Apologies for most of my pictures showing my legs only ahaha because nobody takes my pictures! Arghhh! I tried bribing my 3 years old boy to take my picture and he ended up fiddling with my camera and takes shaky pictures... sigh...

Skechers GOplay Shoes

I'm very happy with this shoes and one thing I want to share, recently during a heavy rain incident, I had to walk back to our car, carrying my daughter while hubby was holding the umbrella covering us from the rain (my boy is in the car already) and I was very worried with my shoes which I thought will easily soak up the rainwater but to my surprise, it remains dry even after I wade through the rainwater on the road! Awesome!

Skechers GOplay Shoes

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You can check out the designs at

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I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the product by Skechers in order to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine.

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iPad App Review - Pocket Charts! Pro

~ Posted on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 9:45 PM ~

If you have been following my blog and Facebook page, you would've known that I am currently busy with our learning life (unofficially teaching my 3 years old) and that I teach and explain to him whenever the opportunities arises. So the moment I saw this app which states that it help young learners develop early childhood basic skills, I immediately request for the promo code to redeem and review this app. Anyway, my review as below...

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* Title: Pocket Charts! Pro
* Price: $4.99
* Category: Education
* Released: Apr 07, 2012
* Version: 1.0
* Size: 72.6 MB
* Language: English
* Seller: Good Neighbor Press, Inc.
* Rated: 4+
* Requirements: Compatible with iPad.Requires iOS 3.2 or later

Description from the product page:

"20 games in one app! Help young learners develop early childhood basic skills! These simple matching games emulate the classic classroom pocket chart learning system. Happy music and cheerful voice prompts encourage learning fun. Here’s what’s included:
* Upper and Lowercase Letter Matching
* Beginning Letter Sounds
* Colors and Color Words
* Counting
* Shape Matching
* Long and Short Vowel Sounds
* Rhyming Words
* Consonant Blends and Digraphs
* Ending Letter Sounds
* Position Words
* Numbers and Number Words
* Pre-Number Category Sorting
* Compound Words
* Spelling 3-Letter Words
* Word Families
* Fractions
* Single-digit Addition and Subtraction
* Halloween Match
* Thanksgiving Match
* Christmas/Hanukkah Match

Developed for your iPad, these clear and easy matching games will teach and reinforce basic skills. Each game requires 3-5 minutes for a young learner to complete, making this iPad app ideal for students with limited attention spans or those requiring highly visual or tactile learning experiences. Additionally, these activities have been uniquely designed to lock and play only in the portrait mode in order to simplify game play and eliminate an orientation switch if young learners jostle the iPad while playing."

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What's good?

* Who does not love 20 activities in 1 app? The fact that this app came jam packed with 20 games to play and learn at the same thing sounds awesome enough!

* There are currently a few games in this app that I can try on with my 3 years old boy as we have not started with alphabets recognition yet though I am thrilled to be able to review this app as I believe it will help in our learning activities one day!

* I am amazed at how well my boy did in the "Shape Matching" game as I see him slowly and steadily finding and matching the shapes of the objects.

Room for Improvement?

* Nothing that I can think of for now! I will definitely revisit this app in future when my boy is ready with his alphabet skills!

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You can purchase the "Pocket Charts! Pro" app from the iTunes App Store.

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I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the promo code to redeem the application for free from iTunes Store in order to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine. And if you'd like to read my previous iPad Apps reviews, you can do so by reading this post of mine called "My iPad App Reviews"

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My First Supernatural Encounter...

~ Posted on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 8:33 AM ~

About 2 years ago when my 1st child, Benjamin was about 1 year old, we went to Genting Highlands with hubby's second brother and his family. All in total, my brother in law (Daniel), his wife (Phyllis) and their then 5 years old son (Isaac) and my hubby, myself and my dear boy. We stayed in the same room (it was a 2 day 1 night outing) where the 2 queen beds are pushed together and occupied by the kids and us women while hubby and his brother slept on the spare bed in the living room.

Us mothers and kids retreated to bed earlier while the men continued chatting and watching TV outside. The bedroom area has a sliding door and wooden windows which we closed off to minimise the noise outside. Soon enough both kids (sleeping in the middle of the 2 beds) doze off and after a while, the men slept too.

Suddenly Isaac started screaming and crying. His eyes were close initially and I could see Phyllis hurriedly calmed him down and I too immediately nursed Ben to sleep before he woke up. Phyllis then passed Isaac to his dad and he slept peacefully after that while she continued to sleep on our shared beds.

A few minutes after that, it was Ben's turn to cry and cry and cry. I was feeling uneasy at this point and my first priority was to make sure Ben quiet down and stop crying so that he does not wake the rest up. I just kept nursing Ben back to sleep, praying in my heart and within few minutes, Ben's crying stopped and he continued his sleep.

I was about to rest my mind and all of a sudden I felt a tight grip on my throat. I can't talk or move at all.

At this point, I know there is a ghost in our room and it is the thing that is disturbing the kids and now me...

I immediately prayed in my head and kept thinking and telling myself "Jesus, Jesus, Jesus". I also said in my mind "I am not afraid of you. My God is bigger than you, you should be afraid of us than us of you. In the name of Jesus, I command you to go away and stop disturbing us!"

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And I felt the grip on my throat loosened immediately. I remained there on my bed, not moving, trying to remain calm as well and then I heard a sound...

'Urghhh!!!' - a frustrated grunt sound right outside our bedroom area.

I think the ghost was angry that it failed to disturb us.

Well, there you have it, my first supernatural encounter. Hope I didn't bring you chills or anything. Just want to share that ever since I became a Christian and got baptised in 2006, I do not believe in being afraid of supernatural beings. Yes, I think they do exists (more like the devils and evil spirits actually) but they are not able to cause us harm as long as we believe God is protecting us and we are covered in His protection and blessings.