being a mrs love sports and gym

watching football with dean

Pantang makes you really bored.

Like today, I must’ve been at the peak of the boredness mountain because I watched football with Dean. I was so happy to see Dean come home after a function he attended, and all I wanted to do was be with him. “Liverpool vs Manchester tonight baby,” he said to me. His nice way of saying “Please don’t disturb me for 90 minutes.”

“Oh it’s ok. I want to watch it with you!”

I’m pretty sure he didn’t even notice me there. I could be rolling on the carpet and doing snow angels with my arms and legs to get his attention, and he would still find the 30 or so men more attractive.

Anyway, I learned tonight that Dean is not a chatter when football is on. He concentrates… like really concentrates. Like he has that eyes-squinting face that teachers wish their students’ faces have when they teach the characters of sodium carbonate or bicarbonate or tricarbonate or something. (I used to be smart guys, I swear. Just a little rusty now after losing a lot of blood giving birth and all…)

I was trying to lighten the mood to make it more fun (for me) and started saying things that I thought were interesting. They were all football-related by the way.

“Oh my god… his last name is Blind. Like BLIND???” I was so amused at the footballer’s last name.

No response.

“Ooohhh Wayne Rooney! You know he used to be fat right?” I nudged Dean.

No response.

“And his wife is always in the tabloids. Apparently she shops a lot. Like if you think I shop a lot… this wife… like wow, man. She shops A LOT.”

No response.

“His last name is MATA?!!!!!! Oh my god… he should be friends with the first footballer, BLIND.”

No response.

Then we carried on watching another football game after and this guy’s jersey had “HAZARD” written on it. This is just too easy! 5 jokes came to mind and I was just so amazed with all these footballers’ last names! I looked at Dean and he had a straight face. How did he not find their names amusing?

Wow.

Football is serious stuff and makes Dean the most boring person on earth.

I’ll gladly go back to pantang, thanks.

being a mom being a mrs

pish?

We’re trying to teach Daniel manners. The kind that is becoming lost art these days. You know, the please‘s, the thank you‘s and the excuse me‘s. Daniel is mimicking us pretty well although the actual words that come out from him are pish, queue and meeeee. I’ll give him A for effort, nonetheless.

We tell him when he says please he can get the thing he wants, which is a huge mistake. Definitely the wrong approach to teaching the magic P word. Because now he thinks saying please is the answer to all his problems.

He was throwing Smarties everywhere on the couch and he thought it was hilarious to count them one by one. He played with them so long that the colour of the Smarties pretty much faded and transferred to his sticky hands. It was gross. We tried to take them away from him and he would get so angry, saying No No.

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“No, Daniel. Enough!!” Dean would say in an angry tone.

He looked at me for a second, then looked back at his dad.

“…Pish?” he looked up at him with huge watery eyes.

“No…” Dean’s voice quivered.

Ahhh… he’s melting… he’s melting, guys. He’s going to give in. Pass me the popcorn please!

Daniel knows him oh so well. He came closer to Dean. “…Pish, Di?” 

Ahhh… there it is, do you see that, guys? The melted Dean puddle on the floor?

“But sayang, he was so polite! How do I say no to such manners?” Dean defended himself.

Weak, I tell you, WEAK!!

love

mars and venus

Dean always shares articles with me especially if it’s e-commerce related… or just plain amusing (like that news that Bruce Jenner is doing a sex change). I usually take my time reading them (I mean…some e-commerce news are just plain boring) but he insisted I read this one article because “it’s just soooo funny!”.

And yes, it’s hilarious!

Sharing it with you guys here.

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And Marissa sent me one today too:

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Hahahahaha.

Don’t tell me you guys don’t have these moments too!

fashion and shopping my handbag series

sofina preorder starts

Alhamdulillah, I still can’t believe that the Sofina 3 handbag we released all sold out within an hour. Then, we restocked earlier this month, and again all 6 colours sold out! Thank you so so so much to all who are supporting, since Sofina 1, Sofina 2 and Sofina 2.1… and now Sofina 3.

Seeing all your Insta photos via hashtag #sofina3, I feel so thankful you guys love the bag too.

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We’re still getting enquiries on email and Instagram for the handbag so we’ve decided to do a pre-order. The bag will arrive in May the latest so it will be THE perfect Raya bag.

For those of you who don’t know Sofina, it’s a spacious bag with lots of compartment inside. Younger ladies use them for uni to put laptops and books, working ones put their files and whatnot and moms even use it for their diaper bags. I just use them for all of the above. Haha. It’s only RM 179 so it’s very affordable considering its quality. The zip for Sofina 3 is my favourite part, it’s so so so smooth you have to try it for yourself. We used the kind of zip that surpass the quality of even international designer brands.

So the Sofina 3 can be worn 3 ways; as a tote/top handle bag….

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as a shoulder bag using either the plain strap or the studded strap…..

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and as a sling bag too.

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The sides of the bag can be clipped down to become the style of a bowling bag. The studded strap is also detachable if you don’t like studs. So as you can see, I’ve thought it through with the Sometime by Asian Designers team when we came up with this bag! Haha.

So if you still don’t have it, this is your chance to join the Sofina fever.

Pre-order yours today here.

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Pre-order runs from today till Sunday, 22 March. So you have 5 days to convince people to buy you this as a present. Hehe.

fashion and shopping headscarves

get dUCk-ed

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Our best-selling Premium Basics line is back with these 6 colours!

Get dUCk-ed today!

Check these out and also FV’s new arrivals today here.

being a mom

me or dean?

So I posted up a picture of Mariam on Instagram and casually asked “Me or Fadza (Dean)?”

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250 comments came in so fast, and I have concluded that most of them don’t know what they’re talking about.

So let’s try this again on my blog.

So guys… who do you think Mariam looks more like? Me or Dean?

ANSWER WISELY!!!!!

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Twins.

#shetotallylookslikeme

Labour story coming up soon. Taking a while because I’m busy pumping milk and stuff… 

happy swiping

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A lady should never reveal what’s in her purse, but I feel like we’re close enough. So here!

*topples bag upside down, shake shake shake*

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I prefer having cards, I like using them more than cash. I don’t like to carry a lot of cash because somehow whenever I have cash, I seem to finish them very quickly. Which is frustrating. So credit cards are the way to go.

Some people misuse their credit limits and go wayyyy overboard, but so far so good for me. I’ve never been one to go super duper crazy. I keep all the bank texts I receive after each swipe, so I know what I’ve spent on and I keep track of it.

Anyway, the above paragraph is all the lies I tell Dean of course. I’m a girl after all. Sales and discounts? Emergency category, of course! Haha. But in all seriousness, spending is ok but let’s all remind each other not too go TOO overboard. Debit cards are a much safer route to financial control.

I always tell Dean I like to swipe more than give cash, because cardholders always get something back. Points, miles, cash back, and awesome promotions that banks hold from time to time.

Like this Bank Rakyat campaign happening now in conjunction of the brand new year!

By being a Bank Rakyat credit-i cards or debit-i cards holder and using them in their purchase, you will stand a chance to win one of the 60 Mini iPads by:

1)   Spending at least RM100 in a single receipt

2)   Transaction to be done by 15th April 2015

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More info on the campaign can be found here:

http://www.bankrakyat.com.my/campaigns-promotions

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So if you own a Bank Rakyat card, start using it more often until 15th April 2015! If you don’t own one yet, you can download the application forms here.

Happy swiping (responsibly, of course)!