August 07, 2014

Lil Ethan is turning 10 months!


Cepet banget ya..perasaan baru sebentar lalu gw gundah galau mau brojolan, trus melow jelow gara2 ASI, dan sekarang gw uda komplen mulu sakit pinggang karena Ethan baby - yaolooo aktif bener.


Gw ga serajin mak mak yang laen nih, update baby per bulannya ada kemajuan apa..tapi so far Ethan uda berdiri, crawling, dan mulai ngomong , komplen, dan ngedumel pake bahasa baby. Ya menurut gw, cute banget. Walo kadang " ngomong apaan seh ntong? "




Lalu, gw notice..Ethan itu anak yang stubborn, kalo mau ya mau..dan dia mulai tau apa yang jadi hak dia. Misalnya dia uda tau snack dia, dan pas gw buka..gw ambil satu gw makan, dia bisa ngeliat gw sambil ngerenyitin alis trus mukanya tuh bisa kayak " loh kok dimakan? Itu kan mine ". Sejak saat itu, gw selalu ngomong ke dia..can i have one? Ato ga, setelah gw kasih ke dia..gw ambil satu and bilang " thank u for sharing it with me " - Sambil gw tarik tangan dia untuk masukin snack nya ke mulut gw :P



Moment favourite gw sama Ethan itu pas dia baru bangun bobo, kayak masi teler ngumpulin nyawa gitu, kadang ileran dan bermuka bantal..trus dia ngeliat gw masuk kamar en ngeliatin dia di baby crib, dia bakalan senyum sambil ngulet..dan mukanya - super adorable. 2 tangan ke atas neken Pipi sampe tumpah, badan ngeliuk ke belakang, mata bulet, kadang disertai kentut kecil. ^^


Trus trus bener ya quote yang bilang " you never know how much you can love, until you have a child ". Gw beneran ngerasain gw bisa sayang banget sama Ethan ini, a different kind kayak sayang ke Arip. Kalo misalnya Ethan sakit, gw bisa kepikiran..how i wish gw yang sakit aja instead of him. Kalo sama bang Arip, ya kalo dia sakit..sini ta kasih obat dan dirawat - dan ga pengen juga sakitnya pindah ke gw. :)

Ini photo dibawah ini tuh pas sehari sesudah dia panas tinggi banget, batuk, pilek dan semaleman ga bobo, nangis sejem sekali, gw ma arip sampe teler jagainnya..dan untungnya itu pas weekend. Jadi Arip bisa bantuin jaga..kalo engga, mati deh gw.


Ethan so far, makannya gampang banget! Semoga gw ga jinx it yah.
Apapun yang disodorin ke mulutnya, pasti dia buka mulut en makan sambil sok " ngerasa- rasa " di mulutnya, dan kalo pas something yang dia rasa enak dan suka, ga pake lama..tangan gw langsung ditarik lagi buat masukin sendoknya ke mulut dia :)



Salah satu menu favourite dia tuh avocado and yogurt, pas uda abis..dia kekeuh minta containernya, dan dijilat jilat sisanya -_-'


Sejak gw stay at home, gw jadi sering maen ke supermarket deket rumah buat belanja, ato ga buat jalan jalan doang karena gw butek di rumah, dan si Ethan demen banget duduk di trolley begini sambil tangannya sibuk nyapu2in barang yg dijual.


Biasanya, pas pulang dari supermarket..si ntong lucu ini uda keburu molor sebelon sampe rumah.
Dan entah kenapa, muka baby kalo lagi bobo tuh angelic banget ya? tenang banget keliatannya..kayaknya ga ada beban gitu, makan, maen, bobo aja kerjaannya :)




Sejak Ethan uda mulai ngerangkak, gw ma bang Arip selalu nyempetin untuk bawa Ethan maen ke playgroung gratisan di mall mall :P . Abis kalo masuk Gymboree mahal banget yah, sekali dateng $50 jek..agak sayang kalo buat maen maen doang. Jadinya saban weekend, kita ke family mall kayak Vivocity, Paragon untuk ke playground begini.

Si Ethan ngerangkak nya itu aneh deh, kaki kiri pake lutut, kaki kanan pake telapak kaki..jadinya ogel ogel gitu kalo jalan, sambil setengah nungging :)


Trus ini hobi barunya, berdiri dengan kaki lebar sambil maen di coffee table, tapi ga lama dia nangis..karena ga bisa tarik kakinya buat berdiri tegak, dan capek kelamaan berdiri. Hahaha. 


Trus minggu lalu, Ethan ketemu cousin nya yang dari Pekanbaru - si koko Rey!
Rey ini anaknya cousin Arip - Irene. Dan omg lucu banget anaknya, trus very ke - koko - an..yang suka nanyain " Dede Ethan mana? " " Mama Ethan? " Papa Ethan? " Ngabsen ceritanya.

Kemaren kita ke Garden by The Bay - yang ternyata miskom dong sodara sodara, pas Irene bilang mo ke Garden by The Bay, gw bilang ikutan deh sekalian bawa si ntong jalan jalan kesana. Tenang tenang aja dong kita sante sante makan di MBS sampe jam 9 baru jalan ke arah Garden By The Bay, dan ternyata Irene + Hendrik ( The husband ) beli tiket buat ke flower dome yang ternyata tutupnya jam 9 malem dong!!

Jadinya kita ada 2 tiket flower dom nih, sapa yang niat pergi ke sana..sini aku mo jualin tiket mereka yang ga kepake itu :) kontek kontek daku yah kalo berminat.



Sekian update ku! 
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August 05, 2014

Ziaja giveaway winner!

I know that this post has been long overdue, and now I am going to announce the lucky 3 to received Ziaja shower gel! 

Congratulations to:

Koreen - mylovingstuff
Henny Octavia
Erlina Husada

I am going to contact you personally and have the Ziaja team to send you the items :) 

Enjoy!

August 03, 2014

Watson's fresh baby wipes

It's really a nice surprise delivery from the kind people at Watson! 


This Watson's fresh baby wipes selling retail for $2 (70 sheets) is definitely one of the affordable and good quality baby wipes. The packaging is cute looking animals on the bright yellow packing, how adorable! 

Just so you know, Fresh Watson's baby wipes does not contain alcohol and its dermatology tested. Just a perfect type for my lil love sensitive skin. We used up all the wipes mostly for nappy area and it's nice to know that Fresh Watson's baby wipes is gentle on baby skin and soothing for nappy area - i bet it's because of the aloe vera extract in each sheet.

So if you are looking for a soothing, and comforting baby wipes - maybe you can give Watson fresh baby wipes a shot :) 





August 01, 2014

[Food review] Authentic Thai food: Rochor Thai

If you are a fan of Thai food, you must come and experienced a nice authentic Thai food dining at

Rochor Thai
340 Joo Chiat Road
Phone: 6440 3270

This humble and amazing restaurant is a kind of place that you definitely would like to try if you had enough beef char kwetiau or the typical tom yum soup in some Thai food restaurant chain, because the food you are about to enjoy in Rochor Thai - is nothing close to that. It's way better!

Me and le Mr. was invited by Momma Susan from susanwong.blogspot.com for a dinner meet up and enjoy some signature dishes at Thai Rochor. At first, we kinda expect to have the typical Thai food with Tom Yum & friends, but like I said before..foods are damn yumm yumm and I think it's really a privilege to taste the origin food from Central Thailand. A place that not much Thai food chain has to offer in the menu.

We start the evening with a perfect taste of Thai ice tea.


Then proceed to the appetizer :)

Som Tum Kai Kem – Papaya Salad with Salted Duck Egg $8.80
pounded with carrots, long beans, garlic, chilies, dried shrimps, peanuts and 
“tum”-ed with our special tamarind sauce and salted duck egg. 
This is a dish Thais can eat every day!

To the " not typical " Tom Yum soup.
It's more to salty spicy taste instead of the sour and spicy in the taste bud.

Po Taek Talay – Clear Tom Yum Seafood Soup $8.80(S) $15.80(L) 
only at Rochor Thai, our version of the clear tom yum is a must try! 
Aside from being spicy, you will experience a warmth coming up from within that 
you will not have experienced in any tom yum elsewhere!

The main dish is superb, although this grilled pork is not my favourite of the night - Momma Susan swear by this menu and enjoying it to the fullest.

Kor Moo Yang – Grilled Pork Collar $12.80
perfectly grilled upon order and served with a North Eastern style dip. 
Definitely succulent!

This is one of the best dish! Not belachan kang kong taste, let me warn you. This is 10x better than kang kong belachan. Enough said - IS A MUST TO ORDER!

Wok Fried Morning Glory - Pak Boong Fai Daeng $7.80(S) $11.80(L) 
Classic Thai favourite with fermented bean paste and chillies.

The most tender squid I ever tried in Thai resto :)
The salted egg sauce is *yumm* to die for!

Salted Egg Squid - Pla Meuk Pad Kai Kem $14.80(S) $22.80(L)              
A test of our Chef’s knife skills. Flower cut squid are coasted with a pungent 
salted egg sauce that is perfect with white jasmine rice.

If you are seafood lover, what not to love about prawn, yeah?
Order this, and thank me later :)

Pad Pong Curry Prawns $18.80(S) $26.80(L)
famous Thai pad pong curry sautéed with fresh prawns and eggs. As iconic
to Thailand as chilli crab is to Singapore, a must try!


Healthy and yummy!
Gaeng Som Pla – Orange Curry of Poached Red Snapper $26.80 
(with 1 day advanced order) 
another dish every Thai loves. Fresh red snapper is lightly poached in an
orange curry, served with acacia omelette and fresh vegetables. Thais love this more than tom yum. 

PS: This is NOT street food! And another test of the Chef’s skills.


We all know that it's a must to order dessert in thai resto, right? or it's just me?
I love closing my meal with something sweet and for some reason no matter how full i am, I always have an extra compartment for dessert stuff :P

Khao Niew Ma Muang – Mango Sticky Rice $7.80
a match made in heaven. 
Fresh yellow Thai mangoes are paired with sweet coconut-y warm sticky rice.


Red Rubies | Tab Tim Grob $4.80
Water chestnut cubes are coated with a thin tapioca starch and served with ice cold

sweet salty coconut milk!


This is us, with Joel - The owner and one of the chef from the awesome team at Rochor Thai.
Apart from Joel, they have in house Thai chef to create the magic in the taste. 
One thing that I always like about any business, is when the owner take part and hands on to the business activities - it just somehow gives me a personal touch to the service.


So, thank you Momma Susan and Joel for having us that night.
We will definitely be back!

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July 29, 2014

Juventus is coming to Singapore!

This blog was written by le Mr.


I didnt love soccer since i was little. I have only grown fond of it in my high school days when i was staying in my school dormitory along with a few  U17 New Zealand All Whites. Where i can see them practicing and competing.

So when you start watching soccer, you must have a team that you support. Again these U17 players sways me to some players and eventually made me rooting for one team. The players was Edgar Davids, Zinedine Zidane and Allesandro Del Piero, they were the member of Juventus F.C 1999 and now the legends for Juventus F.C

Old players left new players joined the team, but I have been following and supporting this team throughout their ups and downs, season after seasons. I made a promise to myself, that if i have the chance to go to europe, i will make sure to check the schedule when will Juventus play during the weekend and made watching them live in their home is part of the itinerary.

Going to Europe still a long way to go for us since our baby, but i heard great news that JUVENTUS IS COMING TO SINGAPORE!!! This will be a game I should not miss at all! They will be playing at the new Singapore Stadium playing against Singapore all star. Although i would rather see them playing more equal team such as Roma, AC Milan or even other BPL Counterparts, it is still a match to look forward for.

All soccer lovers, lets go to watch the game and enjoy the atmosphere of watching the game live in the new
singapore stadium. Who knows Buffon, Tevez or Pirlo can take a photo with the fans like me :D

All you need to do is just like the image, share the post with your favourite football moment, and tag  5 of your friends to stand a chance to win
the tickets.

I'll see ya there!


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July 22, 2014

Video Tutorial: Casual Make Up

Olla ladies, just a quick one to share my video make up tutorial :)

Hope this one will help you to have an idea on how usually I do my casual make up. This time round, all the 24H make up products are sponsored by Tokyo Luxey.


Let me know what do you think if the video and what will be the next video you are looking forward to see ^^

'Till next time.
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July 21, 2014

Happy 10th anniversary Kiehl's

Happy 10th anniversary to Kiehl's! 
Wishing Kiehl's greater years to come and many more happiness to the awesome team behind it. 

I dedicated this post to Kiehl's because I want to share with you that Kiehl's products are good. My favourite items so far are the deep pore cleansing mask and the Kiehl's ultra for the drier skin. This two are awesome for my skin. Apart from that, le Mr. is using Kiehl's range as well - he even using Kiehl's shaving cream :)

Last weekend, i went to Kiehl's Ultra Generous truck to meet Kiehl's team and fellow beauty lover. It's always a lovely gathering with nice people, surrounded by nice products and get to know about the brand history. It's just to bad that i couldn't stay longer..because lil love was cranky and crying. :(

So here are some of the photos on the event. 










Do catch Kiehl's Ultra generous truck next stop at Orchard Cineleisure! 


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July 17, 2014

Welcoming my new job as full time Mommy!

Akhirnya daku putuskan untuk nulis buat kalo nanti taon taon depan gw baca lagi, gw bisa bandingin apa yang gw give up in sekarang se worth it apa di ke depannya :)

Sesuai judul, daku sudah berenti kerja..tepatnya sebulan lalu :)
Well, dari awal taon sejak gw kelar maternity leave, gw uda work from home dibantuin sama mama gw or mama in law. Tapi this time round, gw totally dah berenti dari kerjaan yang gw demen bener. Aduh mak..rasanya susah banget dan antara rela tak rela..aku tak relaaa *pake nada ngeleyot ala dangdud* apalagi pas gw gw kuar dari kantor lama, gw ada tawaran interview untuk posisi marketing manager di salah satu giant beauty company. Kepikiran sampe ga bisa tidur gw! 


Mikir ini itu sampe keki sendiri.



Dan akhirnya gw ga ambil, karena emang setelah ngomong ma bang Arip, kita sepakat kalo Ethan itu priority :) dan gw stay at home sama dia - Benernya ga sepakat sepakat amat sih soal stay at home, karena gw mo kerja dan at this point karir gw lagi cakep beneeer..sayang kalo dilepas. 

Dan karena gw ga kerja berarti kan single income, gw khawatir sama single income euy - yang berarti gw ga ada freedom lagi buat spend my money. Apalagi sg lagi GSS dong - di taon taon kemaren, gw ke Zara pick all the clothes i want and pay ( macam orang kaya aje! ) - but yes! I used to have that financial freedom. Tapi sekarang, ngeliat ini itu..langsung itung dan meng-console diri kalo baju gw udah banyak and i don't need it. T_ T - daku sedih. Walo akhirnya beli juga 2 baju winter buat modal nutupin badan di New Zealand. I might sound selfish karena yang gw pikirin itu belanjaan gw, but anyway..am sharing this to make peace with myself and for the sake of letting out my thoughts. 

Gw sampe ngobrol sama Esther nya Arman soal gimana dia bisa let go apa yang udah dia punya dengan ikhlas, dan how to overcome single income di family. She is really one lovely lady yang menurut gw ga kebetulan gw whatsapp dia dan nanya ini, our conversation is just somehow a kind that i need. And yeah, just as what she shared..as a women sometimes you just can't have it all. True. I cannot be an awesome marketing manager for one company and in the same time be with my kids and playing play-doh. 

So although it seems like i am a kind that will run busy in office, i finally signing my contract to the most toughest job in my life; being a fulltime mom. No maid. 

Not that I am being overly dramatic about this decision by saying that this is the toughest job; because i think, it is. I used to think how cool will that be to " just " stay at home, taking care of the kids and do nothing. But yoo...Holly momma! Baby, bath time, milk, meal, laundry, cleaning, baby walk, back to meal time, play time, nap time, more cleaning and the list goes on and on...kayak ga ada abisnya gitu, buset dah! Cape nya ajubile. 
Dan sejak jaga Ethan sendirian, berat gw ini berat teringan sepanjang 10 taon terakhir..wohooooo!!! - tapi kalo bole, mo embak dong satu -

Jadi begitulah kabar daku sekarang sekarang ini, intinya jadi ibu RT. Lol! 
Mo bilang gini aja kok susah ya..prembulenya panjang amat. Hahaha. 


Dan on the brighter side, gw bakal bikin youtube channel untuk make up tutorial..launching nanti akhir bulan :) Nanti ditonton yaaa..ya? Ya? Ya?

Sekian..

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July 12, 2014

Lovely range from Panier Des Sens

As someone who loves scented items, Panier Des Sens collections are perfect  to pamper my busy day as stay home Mommy.


At first, I thought, being a full time mom means i have free time at home to do whatever I like and pretty much nothing much to do - maybe it's true for some lucky mommy. But for me, taking care of my 9 months old love alone, and without a help of maid can be pretty occupied most of the times. But..more about this later.

So yeah, i will have my " me time " when le hubby is back from work. I usually let le baby spend time with his daddy so i can sneak out to soak myself in a warm bath tube, reading my Glamour magazine and just pretty much taking my break :) Usually the old pampering habit continue..with the full body scrub!
Let's scrub those dead skin cell away, shall we?

If you have almost the same habit like me, please try Panier Des Sens Honey sugar scrub. It's selling at SGD 45 and available at takashimaya level 3 in a gift section.I might be bias because the smell is no nice and the texture is in soft sugar moisture that leave my skin clean, moisturized and oh so smooth.


Also, do try out their Honey lip balm to give the best of honey on your lips.
SGD 23


And my current Honey & Propolis hand cream.
SGD 23


Apart from the goodness of Honey, I enjoy the fresh Rose scent to give me a little boost to run my day.
Yes, I am guilty in applying eau de parfum even at home :) and actually, I (sometimes) spray some calming scent for my bed time too. :)

Panier Des Sens Rose Eau De Parfum doesn't give a typical sweet rose kind of scent.
It's fresher with a little tint of nature smell. Unique and I am loving it.
SGD 50


The range are complete from the shower Gel, body lotion and hand cream.
Available in travel size too.


Available at Takashimaya SC " The Gift Box " on 3rd level.
Do check it out!

They have awesome range for you.

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July 01, 2014

My signature eyeliner look.

Latest eyeliner favourite by Starlash!

I am loving this because it's glide smoothly and stays throughout the day - No matter if you stays Indoor or  outdoor. I actually don't see this quality coming from a new player - but Starlash that started with their lashes range never failed to impress me.

So, put this brand in your favourite checklist ladies, you won't regret it!

 

 Just a simple demonstration here, on my signature eyeliner for daily look.
If you would like to re-create this look, prep your face with your basic such as powder/foundation/BB cream or whatever is your preference. Fresh color of blush on your cheek. Keep your eyebrow neat and nicely done. And.. start drawing the eyeliner from the inside towards outside of your eyes..


Can you see the difference?
Left eyes is with the eyeliner and the right side's is without.
 I know drawing an eyeliner is never easy, but keep practice..you will get the steady hand you need :)


So, yeah..'till next time :)

And oh, for those that follow me in Instagram (@eldiona) and have been asking me if I am ok now..thank you for the concern! I am feeling better and never this better before. I finally back on track - only going to a different destination :)

I have made up my mind to get the happiness out of my new job as full time Mommy.
Wish me all the best.


PS: This photo taken when I was 5 kgs heavier than I am now :P
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