-Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind-
(Dr Seuss quotes -American Writer & Cartoonist, 1904 - 1991)

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Mama, Gung gung, Mummy, Daddy and Jesus !

Watch little Rosemary identifying her grandparents and parents.. and Jesus! 


Itsy Bitsy Spider...rosemary!

While having dinner at one of the food outlet in Jusco, I decided to "test" little Rosemary.  Watch her identifying number 1, body parts and Itsy Bitsy Spider...


Animal World Safari at Famosa Resort

On our 2nd day stay, we went to Animal World Safari, which is located inside the resort area...

Have to admit, upon walking into the animals area, the smell was overwhelming... but eventually our sense of smell got immuned to it.

We could not ride on the safari as little Rosemary is too young to join.  Perhaps we'll go there again in the future when she's big enough to ride the Safari truck.


Naughty Goat...




See the Ostrich?  It was trying to peck my camera






















Animal show at Cowboy town night show

Remember I mentioned earlier the chickens could parade?

Check this out..



Elephant saying thank you after feeding and giving him a dollar...



Fire eaters...


At the entrance of Cowboy town


Friendly fire eater pose for a shot


 People waiting for the show to start


 I have no idea what this big boobs has got to do with a cowboy town parade.. 

 Another big boobs entertainer..


 Animal parade..


Snake man...








Awesome Melaka trip

Melaka trip was good!!  I enjoyed every moment of it. Here are some pictures to entertain you :)

We stayed in Apartment 2B,  opposite of D' Savoy Condotel.  Quite worth it, RM 872 for 3 days 2 night stay, comes with Cowboy town show, Safari and Water world tickets for 4 pax.  No meals though but it's OK as we brought along our cooking utensils to cook in the apartment.


Front view of our unit...

 
Living Hall

Makan area (Dining)

Bedroom....

Little Rosemary was waiting for her gung gung (grandpa) to cycle her around the park..


And here comes gung gung!

 
Little Rosemary is waiting....

And then..... finally !!

After the bicycle ride, it's time to rest but oooh.. rosemary needs her sunglasses coz it's such a sunny day!





All I Want for Christmas is my.........



It's Christmas Eve today!! I am so excited as this is my 2nd year celebrating Christmas with my daughter. Awesome feeling!   I am hoping to attend midnight mass today as it marks the beginning of Christmas Day. But if Rosemary is tired by the time comes, then I will only attend mass tomorrow morning. While writing this, I am thinking of something.

Hey, have you guys ever wondered what Christmas is all about besides all those nice things we do like exchanging gifts lah, sending wishes through text messages, e-cards lah and so on. I was just thinking, surely Christmas means more than that. I mean, it's nice to go visiting, exchange gifts, have some makan-makan session, but is that all? What happen next after Christmas?

I am starting to think about what I did this entire year and what I have achieved and not. I had my ups and down just like any other human. I've had hurts and I've had good laughs as well. I've admired some great people along the way and I've been in situations that I shouldn't have to, perhaps I may, would have hurt other people, for I am not a perfect person. I am learning everyday to be a better person, a better mom and a better wife. And so, I am summing all this up to one greatest gift that Christmas has to offer. And that gift is forgiveness.



Dr Peter Strelan from the University of Adelaide's School of Psychology has this to say about forgiveness:


He says forgiveness is acknowledging that you're human and have the same ability to hurt others.


"Getting people to recognise that they're also capable of hurting others, probably have and probably will again unintentionally, is an important step," he says.


"We're humans, we do make mistake and hurt other people, so being able to see things from different perspectives is really important."


Dr Peter Strelan says there's some simple ways to help you move along the process of forgiveness.


1. Think about whether the person who has hurt you has tried to make amends or apologise.


"If the perpetrator is trying to make amends, we get the message from them that they're taking responsibility for what they've done and they actually care about me, for having hurt me," Dr Strelan says.


2. Reframe the scenario of how you've been hurt


"If the person who has hurt you isn't trying to make amends, you can try and re-interpret what has happened and try to understand why it has happened and maybe there was a situation or something else going on in the other person's head that you weren't aware of," he says.


3. Remember that just as you've been hurt, you can also hurt.


"Just think about the fact that it's possible for you to hurt someone else as well and one day you'll probably need forgiveness," Dr Strelan advises.


Having read all that, it just strike me that although forgiveness seems such a simple word, yet, it is such a difficult thing to do, kan? Can we really forgive ourselves and others?

I think we can. I know it because I will learn to accomplish it. Further more, life is so unpredictable and is too short for us to keep pondering over any hurtful events.  So, I'm thinking we should at least begin this by trying.

So my dear friends, besides exchanging wonderful gifts and sending out all the pleasant wishes through text messages and e-cards, let us also make the meaning of Christmas more significantly by forgiving ourselves first.

We should move forward and make a positive difference in the future.   Alamak, I feel so like a preacher all of a sudden.





A Famosa ..Here we come!

Yay!! We'll be heading to A Famosa Resort Melaka during the Christmas holidays. I love it. I especially like the Cowboy town show. Very geng wan the fire eating show. Even the animals are smart. They know how to parade. No kidding. Especially the chickens. Even though they go in groups, busy clucking here, clucking there, but somehow they know to parade back on track wan. I know because I've been there before and have seen it with my own eyes!

A sneak peek of the place taken from the net:


We bought tickets for Cowboy Town and Animal World!









 
This is the parade I was talking about but you can't see the chickens because if I can recall correctly, this is the finale walk.  The animals must be very tired already by then and probably resting in the barn.


The fire eating show... 








How to get there...











..... mana lah tau, just in case if you've also decided to go there during the holidays.. 






 I'll be snapping the actual pics and will post them up here soon! Yay..  I just love holidays!!


It's just us

I've decided to change my blog name to It's just us instead of Read Me.. I am just a woman. After all, I've realized that this blog is not about me anymore. It's also about my family, friends and from the stuffs I wrote about my thoughts at times, I am sharing them with my wonderful blog readers too.  That's why, I've decided to dedicate this blog to you all- though I hardly have the time to update nowadays, which probably means my readers are probably becoming to nil! But to the remaining faithful ones, thank you sooooo much! Thanks for not condemning my english yang cacat. .. and for those who wrote kind comments and for sharing your thoughts, thank you!!

So don't click away, if you find my blog's name is no longer appearing Read Me.. I am just a woman. It's just us suits us better!



Christmas is Love


If I decorate my house perfectly with plaid bows, strands of twinkling lights and shiny balls, but do not show love to my family, I'm just another decorator.

If I slave away in the kitchen, baking dozens of Christmas cookies, preparing gourmet meals and arranging a beautifully adorned table at mealtime, but do not show love to my family, I'm just another cook.

If I work at the soup kitchen, carol in the nursing home and give all that I have to charity, but do not show love to my family, it profits me nothing.

If I trim the spruce with shimmering angels and crocheted snowflakes, attend a myriad of holiday parties and sing in the choir's cantata but do not focus on Christ, I have missed the point.


Love stops the cooking to hug the child.

Love sets aside the decorating to kiss the spouse.

Love is kind, though harried and tired.

Love doesn't envy another's home that has coordinated Christmas china and table linens.

Love doesn't yell at the kids to get out of the way.

Love doesn't give only to those who are able to give in return but rejoices in giving to those who can't.

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never fails. Video games will break, pearl necklaces will be lost, golf clubs will rust, but giving the gift of LOVE will endure.


-Author Unknown-

To my dearest family and friends,

Here's wishing you all the joys of the season. May this Christmas be bright and cheerful and may the New Year begin on a prosperous note!

Merry Christmas! Ho Ho Ho!

Enjoy.... :)



Should I be banned from makeup

Call me crazy or what.. to my friends who knows me well, they know I love makeup stuffs. I think with the collections in my makeup safe deposit box, it is possible I can set up a makeup store selling 2nd hand make up merchandise! Sometimes I am thinking if I should be banned from any makeup!  That would be cruel.  Imagine this, you are banned from eating nasi lemak ever again.  No more KFC for you.  No more coffee.  Brutal isn't it, if you are a coffee lover.

Actually, make up is fun if you know how to explore the colors. I am not a makeup expert but given a chance, I would like to take up a course, learned up the skill and be one! I think makeup is one of the greatest invention ever. When you look good, you’ll feel good, and when you feel good, naturally, you’ll feel confident about yourself, boosting up your self-esteem. I mean, let’s be honest. How many of us are actually contented with the way we look. Some may complain about their eyes being so bald simply because they are born with short eye lashes. Some may complain about their imperfect skin tone, could be because of permanent scars or oily skin. So you see, we have to make the best of what we’ve got and I can’t think of anything else, besides expensive surgeries which is way too traumatizing. So I suppose, make up is the next best solution.  Exploring make up colors gives me a sense of creativity.  Hahaha.. see?  It brought out a hidden talent in me! Okay, the truth is, it simply makes me feel good after a successful makeup session.  Oh yes, just like a bad hair day, there's also a bad makeup day.

But I am one happy person right now since we are talking about my favourite topic - makeup stuffs because for my birthday this year, amazingly,  all my gifts consists of makeup stuffs!  Since I have quite a bit of makeup collections with me now, I am planning to offer some comments, basically to help you to keep your options open if you happen to plan to purchase the same ones as I have. How about that? A free service for the makeup lovers community. Of course, in return, I’ll be happy to hear from your comments too.

I would like to start off with some of the lip gloss and lip balms that I have in my collection…



I have always been a fan of Lip Ice especially on this particular one. I love the natural pink color that appears upon gliding it over my lips. In fact, there is a new edition now that comes with shimmer effects. Light shimmering though, so don’t expect it to glitter like some heavy gloss does. No heavy feeling at all on the lips. Love it, love it, love it!




At first I thought Maybelline Rose Red balm would give my lips a natural rosey red looking colour. However, it is a bit disappointing as upon application, the colour turn out to be very light. I thought it was a bit
deceiving judging from the packaging colour.  Moreover, it says Rose Red.  Oh well, I could still use this anyway for a quick touch up over any faded color lipstick on my lips. 





I love this Lip Balm from Bodyshop – Born Lippy-Strawberry Lip Balm. It smells and tastes like strawberry, very smooth application and moisturizing indeed. It gives a shiny finishing. Some may not like it for the oilyness but to me, it doesn’t feel heavy at all despite the glossy effect. I like the light shiny pink results too. If only the application method was easier as you can see from the packaging, I have to use my fingers to dig in. I use this a lot anyway when I am in the office, as it’s small and could easily fit into my pockets. Awesome stuffs.




Back to basics with Sebamed Lip Defense.  I love to use this on a day I wish to look completely natural. I love the extremely light feeling and yet knowing that it provides a long lasting layer of protection.Cool heh...ok gals, more stuffs coming up... just let me go back and dig on more on my collections.  Will be back with more stuffs!


PART 2



One of the best gifts I received from my colleagues, a complete set of Elizabeth Arden’s makeup :)  Love this gloss as it brings out slight shimmering upon application.  How I wished it has a long lasting wear effect!  I love the mini packaging, easy to carry around. Hehe..



This is one of Elizabeth Arden’s best creation.  I have always wanted to have a clear glossy looking gloss but most of the ones that I have does not appear to be smooth.  If you are looking for a natural polished lips, trust me, you should go for this.  This gloss really goes well with its name: Crystal Clear Lip Gloss.

Conclusion: NO!! I shall not be banned from any make up! :)

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I just compiled all my make up stuffs in the office...  can't believe it what I discovered.




This is just the amount in the office!  At home banyak lagi!  Some were given, some were bought.  I should seriously consider providing make up service -__-

No choice, gotta keep some nail polish at work, when emergency calls.  You know lah, on bad hair days, I'd be happy at least when my nails looked good >__-

This one, got excuse.  In air-cond environment, our skin can get dry and easily wrinkled.  I need these to consistently provide moisture to my skin :)  Different day, different fragrance.

This one also a must have.  For hygienic purpose.  After toilet....or after shaking hands with someone who didn't wash hands after toilet business.  Eeewwww..




Another must have.  After a hot day out during lunch time, surely got perspire wan.  Need to re-freshen up if not, pity my office mates >__<






















taking a moment to layan (entertain) my own pic..even with all the make ups, it didnt improve my looks at all... >__<  blekkkk. Asked my brother to help me to enhance my pic a bit, this pulak the outcome! ishhh....



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