iPad App Review - Wee Sing & Learn 123

~ Posted on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 7:13 AM ~

I love trying out educational apps for my kiddos. And this time, the app can be used for both my 4 years old boy and my almost 2 years old girl. Without further ado, here goes my feedback...

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* Title: Wee Sing & Learn 123
* Price: $2.99
* Category: Education
* Released: July 18, 2013
* Version: 1.1
* Size: 478 MB
* Language: English
* Seller: zuuka incorporated © zuuka
* Rated: 4+
* Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 5.1 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

Description from the product page:

"Sing along under the sea with charming sea critters to learn numbers! The new Wee Sing & Learn 123 app combines upbeat music, animated sea animals, and read-along lyrics and text to provide parents fun and creative ways to help their children learn their numbers. From beloved children’s brand Wee Sing and award-winning developer zuuka, this educational tool will provide endless entertainment.

Kids will love learning their numbers with help from the humorous sea animals that swim along to the music. The simple songs are easy for kids to sing along as the read-along text is highlighted. They also learn how to draw numbers, play a numbers matching game, and color all their new critter friends.

The Wee Sing & Learn 123 app effectively teaches numbers and counting through the use of music along with charming animation. The interactive graphics, narration, and music will enhance the learning of numbers, language development, listening skills, and retention. "

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* It is engaging and interactive and I love the beautiful illustrations!

* I love tracing activities and it is the similar style that I adopt in my self-made learning worksheets for my 4 years old boy. We just went through 1 to 10 for our lessons and this app is perfect to reinforce his lessons!

* I like the 123 Song as it is very catchy and fun to listen to. Can clearly see my almost 2 years old girl dancing along to the song.

* I am very excited to see the potential of learning numbers from this app while my kiddos can still be having fun!

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You can purchase the "Wee Sing & Learn 123" 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" I'm a full-time mummy

Food Review - Makko Nyonya Restaurant

~ Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 7:40 AM ~

I just want to share some of the dishes we tried during our short 3 days 2 nights stay in Melaka recently. Firstly, we arrived quite late on our 1st day, 8pm+ to be exact by the time we checked into our hotel. We didn't go up to our room immediately, we just went back to our car and looked for the nearest restaurant we could find so that we could have our dinners (don't want cranky hungry kids!)

So, this is what we saw... Makko Nyonya Restaurant! Location: 123, Jalan Merdeka, Taman Melaka Raya, 75000, Melaka. Malaysia. (Phone: 06-284 0737)

Ambience and environment around the restaurant is cozy and quiet. There's about 2 other families in the restaurant when we were there.

After we placed our orders, we were served with a plate of tapioca crackers (RM2 per plate) while we waited for our food. Our kiddos seem to enjoy the crackers and when I turned around, I noticed the restaurant sell these crackers too. I didn't find out how much these crackers were being sold for though I did mentioned to hubby maybe we should buy few packs home hahahaha...

I will start with the not so nice food first... these fried chicken arrived first and we ordered 3 plates of rice, each rice RM1.20 (3rd plate to be shared by Benjamin and Alyson). I don't really like this dish as I feel the chicken meat is a bit too hard to chew on. I only had a piece and the rest was finished up by my poor hubby hahaha.. (Price: RM10 for small dish)

Next up is the chicken pongteh. I first heard about the pongteh word from one of the mummies in my FB mums group that I joined in. Tastewise, a bit too salty for my liking but hubby likes it. I feel it is like those soy sauce chicken dish, only that the potatoes are much more saltier. (Price: RM10 for small dish)

Egg is my favorite, but somehow with my 3rd pregnancy, I don't really crave for eggs all the time but this time, when I saw the prawn omelette, I went 'mmmmmmm' and whacked most of it hahahaha... this dish is nice! (Price: RM9 for small dish)

This has got to be the best dish for our dinner that night. Fried fish with salted sambal. Yums to the max! Hubby and I fought over it, luckily our kiddos are not into spicy foods else all 4 of us will be fighting over this dish! It is very very delicious, especially when dipped with the sambal and the fish is just crispy and juicy enough. (Price: RM36 for small dish)

And finally, of course I have to complete my dinner with an order of cendol! It is a bit too sweet but I've been on some sugary fasting (due to my glucose blood readings) but decided to let go and go crazy with sugary stuff for this trip hahahaha! I shared this bowl with my boy (he just had a few spoons of it only) (Price: RM4.70)

Total bill? RM75.30, a bit too pricey for me but it's not like we always go on holiday and feast like this. Thanks for reading!

Product Review - Skechers Relaxed Fit: Superior - Pace Shoes

~ Posted on Friday, July 26, 2013 at 7:30 AM ~

Towards the end of May this year, I blogged about our upcoming product reviews for Skechers again and yes, it has been such an awesome opportunity to be able to work with Skechers again! I have previously shared our review on Ben's awesome kid's shoes, the " Skechers Boys' Hot Lights: Damager - Police II Shoes" and Alyson's "Skechers Girls' Lite Dreamz - Dreamweaver Shoes", so this round will be on my hubby's "Skechers Relaxed Fit: Superior - Pace Shoes":

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Description from the product page:
"Keep your style up to speed with the SKECHERS Relaxed Fit: Superior - Pace shoe. Soft suede upper in a slip on dress casual loafer with stitching and overlay accents."

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Hubby actually wanted to try the pig skin shoes which was on display but it was quite troublesome to try the shoes as they were neatly wrapped up (due to it being made with pig skin and it is not halal for Muslims to be touching pig skin, well they can touch it but they need to wash their hands and skins with special water later) so idea abandoned...

As usual, my hubby took quite a while to settle on the shoes he wanted! He walked around and around, tried and tested quite a number of the shoes in the shop, ended up with about 2-3 pairs to which I politely rejected ahahahahah... And I sort of nudged him towards getting this one in chocolate color, which I told him is suitable for casual and work use.

He finally decided on the shoes you see above because of the following factors: Very comfortable, very easy to wear and takes off, suitable for everyday use as well. Now let's see how this awesome shoes look like in close-up. He said the shoes fit his feet nicely and it's awesome that it also flexes as he bends his feet when he walks and runs about.

Hubby loves this shoes a lot and wears it when he goes work and to church. Just the other day I saw a banner for a shoe warehouse sales and hubby went 'For what?! I've got a nice Skechers shoes already! No need to go for other brand!'

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You can check out the designs at http://skechers.com.my/index.php

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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.