Trendy Thursday

There are times that I get too caught up in the tough parts of toddlerhood that I don’t savour the funny bits enough. Jacob can be an incredibly challenging kid but he is also the most hilarious kid I’ve ever known (I may be biased though).

Here are a couple of funny things he has said to me in the last month or so. For those who have me on Facebook, you might have seen a few of these before, but laugh anyway! XD

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Jacob picks up strange lines/phrases from different things he watches or places he goes. I’m not sure where he got this one from, but he once told me “You break it, you buy it.” And the other day he said “You’d better eat your food before the ducks come.” Hmm…

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We were at Officeworks waiting for printing, so Jacob was drawing a picture. I asked him “What are you drawing?” and he says “It’s a duck. A long duck. Can you see his mouth?” Err.. I guess he must like ducks.

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I’m on my computer typing an email and Jacob comes up to me and hands me a Lego man and motorbike.
Jacob: Mummy, please hold my Lego.
Me: Oh, okay, sure. (Takes it from him)
Jacob: Okay, you play Lego. Now I’ll use your computer. (And he sits in front of me and starts using my computer).

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I admit that I sometimes smack Jacob when he is doing something very naughty or dangerous, and sometimes I warn him “You don’t want me to smack you, do you?”

The other day I told him he wasn’t allowed to do something and he says “Mummy, don’t be naughty. I’m gonna smack you REALLLLY hard! On your bottom!!!” Hmm..

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I don’t keep many of Jacob’s paintings as they are mostly a blur of colours, just like this. But today I asked him “What did you paint?” and he’s like “I painted a smoothie.” Yup, I guess it looks like a smoothie!

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Jacob comes up randomly and says “Mummy, I’m going to break your heart.”
I’m like “Really??”
And I realise he’s got a heart hairclip of mine and has it poised in his hand, ready to snap it.
Yes, my child, you probably will break my heart one day. But I will go on loving you nevertheless.

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On a final note, I have decided to start up a “Trendy Thursday” post where I’ll be posting Jacob’s choice of clothing for the day. I’m trying to get him to choose his clothing more often so he can stay still enough for me to get him dressed!

Today, I simply insisted on a singlet underneath but let him choose the rest. I was almost disappointed by how sensible he was – he opted for a navy undersuit, a grey long sleeved hooded T and jeans. But then, he decided to accessorize by taking my laundry basket sticker off the basket and wearing it like a badge of honour.

Then I gave Jared a bath and naturally, Jacob got completely wet so I let him pick a second outfit. He said he wanted to wear red, and was pretty serious about it – red from head to toe! But then he put on a black monster jumper which actually made it look not too bad. I suppose I’ll have a little fashionista on my hands soon!

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Interview with Yukiko

When I started this blog challenge, I was looking through the topics  – when I came across the one about interviewing another blogger, someone came to mind right away.

Yukiko (whom I know as Ying) and I were high school besties and she’s been blogging since forever (and doing a great job at it too). She’s also one of most talented people I know – she can speak multiple languages (including Mandarin, Japanese, etc.), she can literally do magic, she’s an amazing photographer, she’s also great with makeup and she’s just a really wonderful person to be with!


Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your blog http://www.yukikotan.com?

I am a travel and photography addict! I write about mostly travel and beauty reviews, and I prefer telling my story through photos so I spend a lot of time on my photos to make sure it’s a good photo before it goes on the blog!

What are some things that keep you inspired?
I love reading blogs and vlogs, so I spend quite a lot of time just blog hopping and watching Youtube videos on a daily basis.
My fav blogs would have to be Inthefrow, thelondonder, and annstreetstudio.
Favourite Youtubers – Fleurdeforce, ChriselleLim, Inthefrow

Can you tell us about someone famous/interesting that you’ve met along your blogging journey?
To be honest I think all media invites have been extremely interesting for me, if I didn’t started blogging, I don’t think I would have had the chance to be invited to any of the events. My most memorable one so far would have to be when Hennessy flew me to Penang, paid for my flights and accommodation just to attend a party event. Everything was really well though and I felt so spoilt throughout my trip.

What is your favourite place in the whole world and why?
If we are talking about cities, then it would be Kyoto, I love the culture, the story behind the city but if it’s a place we are talking about then it’d be Canal Rocks in Western Australia, I mean, have you seen the place? It’s breathtakingly beautiful!

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I love photography so during my spare time I like going through Pinterest for more photo inspiration and ideas for my next shoot. I do also enjoy practicing magic and reading the encyclopedias when I have time to spare.

If you were given a million dollars on the condition that you had to spend it all today, what would you do with it?
A million dollars USD or RM (Malaysian Ringgit)? Hah, if it’s RM then probs just a small house as an investment but if it’s in USD I’ll still get a house, and then buy myself a couple of trips with Fourseasons private jets. Then, with whatever’s remaining, I’ll head to http://luisaviaroma.com to do more shopping. =p

Check out Yukiko’s blog HERE.
You can also check our her Youtube channel HERE for awesome fashion Vlogs, which if I actually followed, I might actually not look like a dumpy mum haha!

Thanks again for fitting me into your busy schedule and answering my questions! 😉

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Who is your favourite blogger and what makes her blogs awesome?

Breastfeeding Fashion…

Firstly, before I go into stuff about myself, Jacob had his 6 month check up today so I have his stats.
Head circumference = 43cm (a bit under average)
Weight = 8.33kg (above average)
Height = 70cm (above average)

He was such an angel at the clinic and was happy the whole time – even right after his shots, I just gave him a cuddle and blew his belly and he was laughing again. Here he is exploring his playpen on his new road rug:

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I can’t believe I’m writing about this, but then again, I think it’s something so crucial to me at this point and yet something quite overlooked at times. There is so much advertised about maternity clothing but not so much about ‘breastfeeding’ clothing i.e. clothes that you can wear when you’re breastfeeding so you don’t have to lift up your shirt and expose yourself completely to feed the baby.

So, here I’ll share a few basic ways to transform your wardrobe while also being ‘accessible’ to a hungry baby. And the point with me is that I’m a cheapskate and I don’t really like spending money on myself, so it’s a minimalist’s point of view. Please take note: it’s mostly summer clothing because it’s been warm over here.

Firstly, I am well aware that there are breastfeeding shawls that can hide the baby and the nudity effectively to a point that you could wear anything you like. I use one whenever I can, but Jacob HATES it especially in warm weather. He just refuses to drink and fusses and flails til I uncover him. Hence the need for me to find some appropriate pieces of clothing that do not bare all when baby is intent on having a drink in some highly public location. I don’t have anything against breastfeeding in public, but as a personal choice, I much prefer to do it somewhere, quietly and privately. In the meantime, Jacob uses my breastfeeding shawl as a blanket instead:

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Firstly, you need to don yourself with a chocolate sundae! 🙂 Haha okay I’m too indulgent. In this same picture (behind the awesome sundae) is my breastfeeding top – there are different ones on the market with flaps or peepholes incorporated into the design. These are probably the easiest – I got this one off Ebay for less than $10. The sundae is from Chocolateria San Churros (gosh I love that place!).

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Alright, well I guess in terms of basics, maternity tank tops are a must. I practically lived in them for the first month (despite it being winter – sorry I have terrible seasonal dress sense). They are awesome but also a bit tacky and I felt a bit bogan wearing them out sometimes. But sometimes it’s quite subtle – like the picture below (as the attention is mostly on Jacob).

ImageA no-brainer is probably to wear button ups. I much preferred the casual button ups over the officey type clothing, though some were a bit too loose to a point of looking daggy. I suppose as long as you don’t pair it with something loose and baggy, they’ll work. Yet again, any outfit paired up with chocolate works. 🙂

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My pet peeve was choosing a dress to wear, because you can always pull up your top to feed (in a dire situation) but you can’t exactly pull up your entire dress to feed. I found some dresses with front buttons or a press stud (like the one below)- in winter, I’d wear the maternity tank underneath. I also found dresses with front zips and V neck / empire waistline dresses handy. Isn’t Jacob so tiny here? I miss him being that size!

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Probably one of my favourite ways to ‘hide’ a breastfeeding tank top is by layering it over with a crop top or bolero. I just bought this pink one the other day and just love how it can dress up a simple outfit. Please excuse the fact that I looked stoned because I had a huge day of driving/running here and there.

ImageI hope this helps (especially to all you new mums out there). There is so much to learn with your baby, and there’s one size fits all manual… And you spend so much time working out how your baby ticks, to a point that you almost forget about yourself. Please don’t forget about yourself, because a healthy and happy mum is essential for a happy baby.

So, put on some pretty clothing, do your hair and remember that you are gorgeous. Even if there is a bit of baby puke on your shoulder. 

Over and out. 😉