Vitamin C can Cause Harm...

~ Posted on Thursday, July 14, 2011 at 8:37 AM ~

What has Vitamin C gotta do with my post today? Well, I have chosen prompt #4 ("Share a joke that always makes you laugh.") from this week's Writer's Workshop and will explain further in details...

You see, few years ago while I was still working in the IT line, I had the privilege of working in the same place with my best friend, although we were both supporting different subsidiaries, but because we were both in IT department, we were so lucky to be in the same floor and seated on the same cubicle row, just 1 table apart.

So anyway, one day I popped over to her cubicle and offered her one of this:

* Image taken from Google search

Just a cute little Vitamin C tablet which I had just taken few seconds before I went over to her place.

To be honest, I am not much of a health freak person, my idea of staying healthy is to take vitamins like this. Exercise? Ermmm... nope... Eating vegetables? Ermm... nope... So yeah, this bottle of Vitamin C has been a daily intake activity of mine during my working days.

I had just managed to tell her "Hey, try this out!" and was about to tell her to pop it into her glass of water first when right in front of my very shocked-till-they-turned-into-gigantic-sized eyes, I see in really-really-really-slow motion... of her taking the vitamin C tablet off my palm and popped it straight into her mouth. I repeat...

Straight - into - her - mouth....

I could only managed a gasp, still stunned at what I have seen when she immediately started putting one of her hand to cover her mouth. I did managed to see the top surface of her tongue started bubbling...

* Image taken from Google search

Yeah, you see the bubbling picture above, instead of the water bubbling in the glass, imagine the vitamin C tablet bubbling in her mouth!

Yeapp.... what a memorable mental image... You see, before I could tell her that the tablet is a water soluble type, my friend happily popped it into her mouth thinking it was one of those latest sweets or candies around (I used to have this big basket of candies on my desk for my colleagues to take for free)

So anyway, after a few seconds of rushing to grab some tissue papers for her to spit out the tablet into, we managed to keep the situation under control, of course, throughout the whole incident, we were like laughing non-stop and yet panicking at the same time.

Oh man.. I hope she will forgive me for putting this out for the whole world to read but this has always been one of the funniest memory I have (and cherished!) till today...

** This post is written as part of this week's Writer's Workshop.

Children Are The Hands by Which We Take Hold of Heaven...

~ Posted on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 8:40 AM ~

Ben touching Spicy Baby (aka my 8 months old baby bump)...

"Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven."
~ Henry Ward Beecher

Product Review & Giveaway - Cleebo

~ Posted on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 8:33 AM ~

I was contacted by Serina to do a review on Cleebo, one of the products sold in her company and  after checking out the product details from its website, decided to give it a try since this product could also be use on a toddler as well!

Prior to this, I have been using a tweezer to do the job and although I have a nasal aspirator, it could only get rid of the wet snot and not the dry type... which is why I ended up using a tweezer on Ben when the situation warrants it.

Description from the product page:

"Cleebo has been developed by Opus Innovations Limited in consultation with a Paediatrician / GP as an innovative safe solution for removing dried nasal mucus (Bogies!) from the noses of children and incapacitated adults.

Cleebo’s main objectives focussed on: safety, hygiene, robustness, user-friendliness, child-friendliness, and ultimately effectiveness. Cleebo is essentially a pair of uniquely shaped ABS plastic tweezers with inter-changeable Medical Grade Silicone end tips. The end tips come in 5 different vibrant colours to encourage the child’s participation and co-operation. The ends also include many safety features including: depth limiting design with end tabs to prevent excessive insertion, an absence of any sharp ends, tight fit to tweezers to prevent them coming loose, and they are made from silicone which is a relatively soft material.

Cleebo can be used in 3 ways:
- Option 1: Use as conventional tweezers
- Option 2: Close both tips together & use with a dragging action, similar to using a cotton bud
- Option 3: Pull tweezers wide apart and use one side only as noted in ‘Option 2’ above. This method is effective for tiny nostrils. Should the tweezer tips remain too far apart, pinch the tweezers immediately above the ‘circle’ between the thumb and the forefinger and squeeze to reduce the gap as required."

Cleebo
Nice packaging!
Cleebo
 Love the safety clip of the case

Now firstly, let's meet our product tester, Mr. Benjamin!

He was busy assembling and disassembling his toy car...

Now, I tried to test Cleebo on him when he's awake and alert. Nope, fat chance of trying that. He ran off the moment he saw me holding this new gadget. Backup plan? To try it when he's asleep... 

Ahhh.... much much better now! Cleebo doing its job perfectly!

While Ben was still asleep, I find that Cleebo does its job perfectly! I am able to insert the tweezer into his nostrils and reached his ermm.. 'treasures' or boogers, or whatever you want to call it... and with the tips being so slim, Ben did not realised any foreign object invading his nostrils! (He's very sensitive, believe me!)

* What I like about this product: It focuses on the aspect of dried nasal mucus, which normal nasal aspirators in the market do not cater to. I also like the colored rubber tips that allow us to choose from (instead of just one!)

* What I would recommend: The safety tab on the rubber tip to be placed higher so that the tweezer can reached in further into a child's nostril (maybe it fits just nice for a baby with its current position now).

Other than that, there's nothing to complain about on this tweezer!

You can purchase Cleebo from http://www.sophie.sg/56-cleebo.html or http://www.opus-innovations.com/p/purchase.shtml

But wait a minute, the wonderful sponsor at Sophie.sg has generously offered a "Cleebo" for one of my blog's lucky winner!  Thanks, Sophie.sg!

* Eligibility: OPEN TO SINGAPORE, MALAYSIA, INDONESIA & BRUNEI ONLY!

* Giveaway expires on 11th August 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 Sophie.sg.

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

* Cleebo Giveaway Entry Form *

(Link has been disabled when entry closes at 12midnight past 11th August 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 the sponsor 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.