Ermm... Life's a Beach?

~ Posted on Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 12:18 PM ~

It has been quite a while since I participated in Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop, and when I get this week's prompt, I just had to join in since I just had my most recent trip to the beach not too long ago! And so, this week's prompt that I'm choosing is:

Mama’s Losin’ It

"3.) Photo Story:
Share photos of your most recent trip to the beach
(maybe an excuse to go!)."

We went for a short 3D 2N family outing to the north of Peninsular Malaysia (aka Penang) and our hotel is just right in front of the beach! How nice! Although I spent most of the time lounging on the beach chair (I was 5 months pregnant then btw), I do enjoy snapping pictures of my hubby and my 2 year old boy having a fun time on the beach.

Ben helping out with the sand castle building...
Ben: "What was I supposed to do again?"

Like I mentioned earlier, I spent most of the time lounging on the beach chair... and since nobody is taking MY picture and I'm sort of a paranoid when it comes to showing my face on the World Wide Web, I decided to snap my relaxed feet instead...

Me: "Ahhh... I could get used to life like this..."

The sun setting while we were packing up to return to our hotel room on day 2...

Me with Spicy Baby in my preggy bump...

See... even Ben seems to enjoy the beach chair like mummy too!

Thanks for reading my post and hope you enjoyed the pictures as much as I do!

The Adventures Of My Terrific 2 Years Old: Torchlight

~ Posted on Monday, May 23, 2011 at 8:47 AM ~

He found one of our emergency torchlight and it automatically became his latest toy... and also some sort of puzzle toy thingy which so far I had the privilege of fixing and solving the 'puzzle' TWICE now... The first time it happened, he just sat there staring at all the dismantled parts going 'Uh-oh, uh-oh, mummy fix! Mummy fix!' while I had to figure out how to put it back.

And this time, no matter how tight I screwed the torchlight shut, he still managed to dismantle everything! But at least, this time around, he had the initiative to try fixing it himself first... but still, I had to help him out in the end. Maybe the next round, I could expect more fixing from him hehehehe...

No Ben... the ambulance can't help you put it back!

Ben trying to fix back the torchlight puzzle...

Flashing mummy his cutesy look to gain sympathy...

And after mummy fixed everything back, he happily shines it at mummy...
You're welcome darling! Mummy knows, she's the star!

 

Welcome to Ben's Terrific Two stage! Cool

Product Review & Giveaway - Lovable Labels Wire Tags

~ Posted on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 8:30 AM ~

What a cute name for a functional and yet awesome product! I came across Lovable Labels website and was instantly attracted to one of their products, Wire Tags which I could already imagined gracing through all my electronic and electrical gadgets in our house. I immediately wrote in to request for a review opportunity and got a prompt reply from them and I received my review pack very fast!

This is what I received from the review pack...

Description from the Wire Tags page:

"Wire Tags contains over 100 pre-printed labels and is the perfect solution to label and keep your cords and wires organized for your home and office. Simpy wrap the label around the wire, press and presto - no more wondering what cord belongs to what gadget! Makes a great gift for Dad. Dimensions: 6.3 cm x 1.1 cm (2½” x 7/16”)"

My first experiment of course is the place where there are the most electrical and electronic stuff... aka my hubby's office. He has like few notebooks and desktops in his office (some are development machines, some are spares in case his clients needed it for backup or something) and the wires and cables... I get totally lost in his office if you ask me to turn off a particular switch. I have to start tracing each plug and cable right up to the source in order to ensure I turned off the right thing.

Lovable Labels Wire Tags review
BEFORE: I have no idea which plug goes to what...
Lovable Labels Wire Tags review
AFTER: There, there... all sorted out real nice!

Pictures above taken before and after using the Lovable Labels Wire Tags. Now isn't it so much nicer and organized? I love these wire tags! Saves me the trouble of locating each plugs and cables and at one glance you can tell which plug is for which equipment/gadget.

My next place of experiment, of course is my own bedroom. The plugs are all nicely arranged but still I have to spend some time figuring out which plugs goes to where/what.

Lovable Labels Wire Tags review
BEFORE: All plugs nicely arranged but which is which?
Lovable Labels Wire Tags review
AFTER: Ahhh... now I know which plugs is for what gadget!
Close up shot of one of the Wire Tags...

So yes, Lovable Labels Wire Tags saves the day again! What a cool and handy product!

You can purchase the Lovable Labels Wire Tags from their website directly. Do check out their website as they have lots of other products available!

But wait a minute, Lovable Labels has generously supplied me with a "Wire Tag Label Pack" for one lucky winner!  Thanks, Lovable Labels! 

* Eligibility: OPEN TO US AND CANADA RESIDENTS ONLY! (and must be above 18 years old)

* Giveaway expires on 21st June 2011 (Malaysia time)

* You must fulfil the mandatory entry 1st (which is to provide your valid email address & answering the question), else you will be disqualified.

* Winner will be randomly drawn using Random.org and will have 48 hours to respond to my email notification or a new winner will be drawn.

* Winner will receive their prize sent directly by Lovable Labels.

To enter the giveaway, kindly click at the link shown below and the entry form will appear in a new window:

* Lovable Labels Wire Tag Label Pack Giveaway Entry Form *

(Link has been disabled when entry closes at 12midnight past 21st June 2011)

It'd be great if you could leave me a comment once you have submitted your entry so that I can check and ensure it's safely tracked into my database.

So what are you waiting for?!! Hurry up! You have 1 month time from now to join in the fun and try your luck!

I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with a free product by Lovable Labels 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.