Breast Cancer Awareness Month

~ Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 1:48 PM ~

Came across this awesome article highlighting breast cancer awareness in October.

For every 12 months of breastfeeding, a woman can lower her breast cancer risk by 4.3%. Wow! I am still breastfeeding my 3.5 years old boy now on top of tandeming with my 1 year old girl. So that would be over 12%!

And since I'm breastfeeding Alyson, I'm helping to reduce her risk by 26-31%!



~ Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 12:23 AM ~

I have never been the type of person that needed any dieting in order to reduce my weight, in fact when I was 5 months pregnant with my first child I was ordered by my gynae to drink full cream milk everyday until I gained the appropriate amount of weight for the pregnancy phase. I have been a steady 45kg (about 99 pounds) since I was 17 years old, increasing to about 56kg, 58kg max for my pregnancies and then decreasing back to 45kg few months after giving birth.

Anyway, back to the topic of dieting. I was reading through this article on and I can't help but agree with the review article that states a healthy diet and weight loss program should go hand in hand if success is going to occur. I mean, I can't see how someone can lose weight by following a diet program and eating all the junks and fatty foods, you know?

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In my opinion, I do believe that when you plan to go on a diet program and decide to take supplements (such as those that suppresses your appetite), you need to do as much research as you possibly can, ask around for feedback, compare between brands, Google for users' feedback, research the company and brands' reputation and background if possible (in case there are any product recalls or health issues reported).

You will also need to be persistent and maintain a healthy food intake as well when you implement your diet plan. People around you giving encouragement and feedback will greatly boost your confidence so you might consider letting your family members and friends know about your dieting plan.

What do you think about dieting?

** Disclosure: This post is in association with DietPill-Reviews. All thoughts, opinions and words are 100 % my own.

My Bathroom Is Never The Same Again... Thanks To Kleenex® Ultra Soft Fresh

~ Posted on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 12:39 AM ~

I received a peculiar box yesterday with a big labelling at the opening, telling me to sniff before I open. At the first whiff, I can smell a nice floral scent and when I opened up the box and looked at the contents, I was pleasantly surprised at what's inside.

So ladies and gentlemen, read on to find out why my bathroom will never be the same again, all thanks to "Kleenex® Ultra Soft Fresh":

Kleenex Ultra Soft Fresh

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Kleenex Ultra Soft Fresh

Kleenex®, the No 1 facial tissue brand in the world, introduces the first-in-Malaysia, fresh new experience for your home: Kleenex® Ultra Soft Fresh, combining the best of comfort, softness and luxury for you and your family in one fragrant package!

Infused with a naturally fresh scent and embossed with subtle flower designs, Kleenex® Ultra Soft Fresh stays true to the promises of the Kleenex® brand, being ultra soft, strong and more absorbent. Its 3-ply formulation is strong even when wet, giving you and your family gentle yet effective care.

“Kleenex® is all about quality and innovation – as a thought leader in the tissue category, we take extra efforts to understand our customers. We found out in our research that a little extra freshness can make a big difference in someone’s day,” said Mr Sumeet Parab, Marketing Manager of Kimberly-Clark Malaysia. “Kleenex® Ultra Soft Fresh is the first and only scented bath tissue in the market, bringing you that special touch of softness and strength that only Kleenex® can offer. You have to try it to believe it!”

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Have I mentioned how thrilled I am to be able to review the first ever natural fresh scented toilet paper in Malaysia made by Kleenex, a super well-known facial tissue brand in the world?!

Now back to my review, firstly the scent is so refreshing and relaxing, not at all overwhelming like some fragrant products we put in our bathroom.

Kleenex Ultra Soft Fresh

FYI, the criteria we looked at when we buy toilet papers are: it must be thick (3 ply), compact, soft to the touch and the distance between the toilet roll in the centre to the first layer of the toilet paper must be thick (more quantity!). All are fulfilled by the "Kleenex® Ultra Soft Fresh"!

Kleenex Ultra Soft Fresh

My 3 years old boy can't resist and started tearing the toilet paper (boys!) and before I could stopped him from destroying and wasting the toilet paper, I watched his face turned from mischief into frustration and finally wonder.

Mischief because yes, he planned to destroy the toilet paper,

Frustration because he couldn't tear it despite several attempts (these 3 plys are really strong!) and

Wonder when he realised how strong the toilet papers are!

I also asked him to smell the toilet paper and he went 'Hmm.. nice!' - words from innocent child! Better believe it!

So yes, I have proceeded to distribute the toilet rolls I received for my review, 1 given to my MIL, 1 to my hubby which he put in his office toilet and 1 which I put in our bathroom. Within an hour or so (sorry didn't monitor the exact time), my bathroom smells soooooooooooooooooooooo nice!

I keep finding excuses to use the bathroom now just to enjoy the nice aromatic scent... ahhhhhhhh.... and of course, they are very soft to the touch! What a pleasant experience to be able to review these awesome products!

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Kleenex® Ultra Soft Fresh is available at all hypermarkets in 10-roll and 20-roll packs, at a recommended retail price of RM17.95 and RM33.10 respectively.

I am so excited to share this good news with you guys! Kleenex is taking that fresh bathroom experience one step further with the “Kleenex® Refresh Your Bathroom” contest this month!

To enter the giveaway, you need to join the “Kleenex® Refresh Your Bathroom” Contest on the Kleenex Malaysia Facebook page  and you can be in the running to win Grand Prizes worth more than RM40,000 in total, consisting of a professional bathroom makeover worth RM10,000, a full year’s supply of the brand new scented Kleenex® Ultra Soft Fresh bath tissues and a spread in Parenthood magazine! You can check out further details from the Kleenex Malaysia Facebook page during the month of September.

Kleenex Ultra Soft Fresh

I personally wanted a bathroom makeover as being a SAHM with 2 kiddos, our bathroom is one of the places I can go to relax and be away from the busyness of my hectic life, aka my 2 kiddos.. so yeah, an awesome bathroom makeover is much appreciated!

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I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the products 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.