My Water Boy?

~ Posted on Monday, April 23, 2012 at 8:33 AM ~

What is it with 3 year old kid and water? Look at the picture below... see how happy my boy looks?!

Water Boy

My boy loves playing with water, in the water, everything. Running around in it, sitting in it, splashing with it, swimming in it,  spraying it, soaking in it... You name it, he's either done it or doing it...

Just a few weeks ago, we tagged along with our SIL and her family to their club. It was Ben's 2nd time at the club and this time, with 4 other cousins (they are all older than Ben, the youngest is about 7 years old) and yet, Ben had a great time splashing about in the swimming pool!

He migrated over from the kiddy pool to the Olympic size swimming pool, without any fear (leaving mummy in the kiddy pool with baby Alyson) and since then, his confidence in the swimming pool grew tremendously! We went for a 1D 1N trip recently with our other BIL and SIL (and their kids) and Ben happily went into the swimming pool (IGNORING the kiddy pool too!) Heck, even my 7 months old girl is enjoying in the swimming pool too!

My oh my, my 3 year old is all grown up! Look at the picture below, it has been a long time since he last sat inside his bath tub (now being used by his baby sister) but the other day, he sat in it and pretended it was a spaceship. Oh-kay... and then I started snapping pictures of him in the bath tub (mummy blogger's habit, I know, I know) and this particular shot just stood out from the rest.

I love it!

Look at his face as he studied the reflection and light caused by the spraying water.

Water Boy

I am happy to see his happy face when he's playing with water so yeah, I'm really looking forward to our family trip next month (Mother's Day!)

Proverbs 27:19 (NIV) As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart.

John 7:38 (NIV) Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.

iPad App Review - How to Train Your Dragon Storybook

~ Posted on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 6:41 PM ~

Yesssss!! I am excited I get to review yet another storybook by iStoryTime with my boy! Ben have been watching this movie a couple of months ago and he absolutely loves it! So yes it is awesome that I can have the storybook on my iPad as well! Anyway, my review as below...

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* Title: How to Train Your Dragon Storybook
* Price: $2.99
* Category: Books
* Updated: Mar 26, 2012
* Version: 2.6
* Size: 33.3 MB
* Language: English
* Seller: zuuka incorporated
* Rated: 4+
* Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.Requires iOS 3.0 or later

Description from the product page:

"From the studio that brought you Shrek, Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda comes “How To Train Your Dragon.” Set in the mythical world of burly Vikings and wild dragons, and based on the book by Cressida Cowell, the action comedy tells the story of Hiccup, a Viking teenager who doesn’t exactly fit in with his tribe’s longstanding tradition of heroic dragon slayers. Hiccup’s world is turned upside down when he encounters a dragon that challenges him and his fellow Vikings to see the world from an entirely different point of view. "

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What's good?

* The illustrations is clear and exactly the same from the movie. If you like to watch the movie, then you can expect the same storyline on this app!

* I'm not sure whether it's my eyes playing tricks on me or what but I think there are a couple of pages from the storybook which I don't recall on the movie, so I think it is great to see that (or bad if it's really my memory problems!)

* I like this storybook as I don't need to play the whole movie for my boy to watch, I can go through the app with him and just our imagination and memory to replay back the scenes from the movie.

* Although Ben has yet to understand the significance of the words being highlighted in green as it is being said out in the storybook, I think it is good to have this feature when he starts learning on this in future.

* I really appreciate being able to pause midway the storybook (the pause, resume button is on the top right hand side)

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You can purchase the "How to Train Your Dragon Storybook" 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 by the sponsor 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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Product Review - Envirosax

~ Posted on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 8:49 AM ~

I received a pitch a month ago about the opportunity to review and host a giveaway for this awesome environmental friendly (and gorgeous looking!) bags and I immediately replied with a big YES! I mean, review and also host a giveaway of this to one of my lucky follower, why not? Right? Anyway, here goes my review for the "Envirosax - Cherry Lane Bag 3":

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About the sponsor:
"ConservingNow has been built from the ground up with environmentalism and sustainability as our core priorities. We pride ourselves on the incredibly high standards we set and will not compromise. More importantly, Conservingnow is our ethical responsibility.

ConservingNow wasn’t designed as a traditional business with only profits in mind. We are very committed to do our part to make this earth a better place for future generations and believe our products  will help educate and change people’s attitudes toward the use of plastic bags. Many of our products are sold below or at cost. We consciously made a choice to set up our business to give back and believe what is good for the environment will be good for business as well.

We also understand that consuming products can cause environmental degradation, and we are a retailer selling products that have been manufactured, packaged, and transported – all of which leave a footprint. Our commitment to the planet and to our customers means that Conservingnow will constantly challenge itself to do as little harm as possible, make wise and sustainable decisions for the long term, and always act responsibly as possible. "

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I requested for the "Cherry Lane Bag 3" and when I got it, I went 'Wow! It's so small!' Definitely convenient to put in my diaper bag and use when I needed to!

The bag has an easy to follow instructions on how to fold it back once you unfold it but for someone like me, who ehem... really has no time to read and follow the steps (until I got stuck that is whoopsss!), I basically just fold and fold until it became small enough for me to snap back the buttons together. And that's when I realised, hey, this is easy to fold back as well!

Although it stated that it can carry 20kg load, I did not try it out (hey, then again, the last time I weighed Ben about few months ago he was around 13kg? Maybe.......)

I love the long and wide handles of the bag, perfect for me to sling it on my shoulder and I love the beautiful floral designs as well! One thing I'm not comfortable with is the snap buttons which are located at the bottom of the bag, it just felt weird to me, can't explain why... I think it would be better if the snap buttons with the small straps are located at one of the side of the bag.

Other than that, I also noticed the bag came with a water resistance feature, so I told myself I have got to try the bag out when we have the chance to go swimming hehehe... and no sooner that I thought of that, we have the chance to go swimming at my sister in law's club. Yay!

Yep, the top 2 pictures was my hubby carrying the Envirosax, walking with Ben on our way to the swimming pool. I actually stuffed my 2 kids swimming suits (hubby and I had ours on already) and 3 towels with some bathing products in the Envirosax bag. And yes, after we swam and showered and I stuffed all 4 of our swimming suits and wet towels back into the same bag, it is still dry on the outside, so water resistant feature tested OK!

The bottom 2 pictures are taken on a different occasion, you can see 2 iPads inside and some of my kids clothing inside the Envirosax bag which I slung over our stroller. Nice!

In summary, a very good bag to have around, can be depended on in wet and dry situations, and while you look chic and gorgeous with the bag, you also help with the environment as well as you can reuse over and over and over again!


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You can browse more of the products and its gorgeous designs at

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I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the product by ConservingNow 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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