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Genting International Children's Festival

20-foot tall giant balloon in a shape of a monkey was an awesome sight at the centre of the Universal Walk, one of the biggest balloon ever made or seen in Malaysia.

Parenting Insights

It's all about fun and experience

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Historical Tour and Batik Printing. Loving my masterpiece! ;)

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Squatty Potty - A lifestyle unit for your home and for a healthier colon

One of my colleague Kok Wui has been chatting on Squatty potty back then; in view of his Uni research on it's benefit and well, wanting to get it for office use. Many not keen to hear at first as it's a very new thing to us, Malaysian.

But when I meet http://www.squattypotty.my/ owner, and given a set to try, the mindset has change, and this is another nice lifestyle item and going to toilet has been easier.

We often had a hectic lifestyle, not limited to adult, but to children as well. This include skipping of meals, running errands after errands, less water consumption, and stress too leads to constipation, hemorrhoids, colon disease, urinary difficulties or infections, and pelvic floor issues. 

The squatting position here is emphasized with squatty potty to solve the problem, besides adjusting to a healthier lifestyle.

Here is the nice packaging, simple and in an easy to carry box:

I told the owner, what if I use stool? As in Ikea stool, and there is a difference. Squatty Potty has the sliding forward edge, hence providing support of both legs as you lean forward. Anti slip features giving a good grip too. Squatty potty is a wider stool to be able to balance the body and easily moved underneath the toilet bowl after each use to save space.

I love to catch kids for photo. They are cute at this age with this gesture. ;P

Available in 3 designs that suits your lifestyle or washroom design:

How it works?

We are designed to squat

We are designed to squat

Humans have squatted for millienia - until the advent of the modern toilet.

Squatty Potty

This is your colon

The colon has a natural kink that maintains continence.
Sitting Stops The Flow

Stops The Flow

The puborectalis muscle partially relaxes, keeping the colon kinked and blocking the flow of waste.
Squatty Potty ® Opens The Colon

Squatty Potty ®
Opens The Colon

The puborectalis muscle fully relaxes allowing the colon to empty quickly and completely.

Where To Get This?

Lifestyle Inspired Sdn Bhd (830009-H) M-1-17 Plaza Damas, 60 Jalan Sri Hartamas 1, Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  • Telephone: +603 6211 1585
  • Fax: +603 6203 2951

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    Monday, October 10, 2016

    STAR WARS Timeline and Launching of STAR WARS REBELS SEASON 3 on DISNEY XD (Astro Channel 617 & 637).

    The kids are going to be excited coming school holiday after their exam as the animated series "Star Wars Rebels" returns SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 8AM, on Disney XD (Astro Channel 617 & 637) and introduces new characters Grand Admiral Thrawn and Bendu.

    Do catch the show at it's regular timeslot for Disney XD is every Saturday Sunday at 8.30am (Astro Channel 617 637).

    Having established a secret base on Atollon, the Ghost crew, now led by a more powerful Ezra, strengthens the rebel fleet by acquiring new resources and recruits eager to stand against the Empire. However, the Imperial efforts to eliminate the rebellion are now being led by the coldly analytical Grand Admiral Thrawn, whose strategic, tactical and cultural insights make him a threat unlike any they have faced before. In season three, Ezra and Sabine take on new roles and challenges as the rebels prepare for their biggest mission yet – a direct assault on the Empire.

    If you’re still unclear how things stand, here are 5 things you need to know before watching:

    1. Lothal – where it all began
    The Rebels started with Ezra Bridger, Hera Syndulla, Sabine Wren, Zeb Orrelios, Chopper the droid, and Kanan Jarrus. They met and began their mission against the Galactic Empire on a planet called Lothal, traveling on a ship known as the Ghost, as shown on Season 1.

    2.  Ezra Bridger battles within
    While the Rebels gear up for their biggest battle against the Empire in Season 3, the battle within Ezra rages on as he’s torn between the light and dark side of the Force. The last episode of Season 2 showed him opening the Sith holocron that powered the Sith temple – something that can only be performed by someone who thinks like a Sith.

    3. Darth Maul returns
    Darth Maul is back since he was last seen in Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace, with an appearance in Star Wars: The Clone Wars TV series. This time, his personal agenda to gain power continues in the third season of Star Wars Rebels, as he’s made it clear he’s neither with the Rebels nor with the Empire.

    4. Kanan’s new look
    After being blinded by Darth Maul’s lightsaber in the season finale of Season 2, Kanan Jarrus now sports a beard and wears a black mask. The experience has changed his perspective on life and he is made to rely more on the Force as a guide.

    5. Say hello to new characters
    In Season 3, the Imperial army is now led by the cold and analytical Grand Admiral Thrawn, who’s strategic, tactical and cultural insights make him a threat unlike any the Rebels have ever faced before. Meanwhile, Kanan Jarrus will meet a Force-sensitive ancient being on planet Atollon called Bendu, who claims to represent the center of the Force.

    We haven't hear STAR WARS for long. Worry not, here are some STAR WARS timeline that you would like to look back, and keep you prepared for STAR WARS REBELS! How time slips and here they are:

    STAR WARS: EPISODE I - The Phantom Menace

    A trade dispute, sparked by an illegal blockade to the planet Naboo by the Trade Federation, is revealed to be a plot by Darth Sidious. With Queen Amidala of Naboo held hostage, Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi attempt a daring rescue. Along the way, they encounter a young slave named Anakin Skywalker who later begins Jedi training. 

    STAR WARS: EPISODE II - Attack of The Clones

    Ten years on, Obi-Wan is a general; with Anakin at his side, they help to defend the Galactic Republic from attacks led by former Jedi Master Count Dooku. Anakin is assigned to protect the influential senator Padmé Amidala; their romance leads to a secret wedding. Meanwhile, Dooku delivers the Death Star blueprints to his Sith master, Darth Sidious, marking the beginning of the Clone wars.

    STAR WARS: EPISODE III - Revenge Of The Sith

    Chancellor Palpatine’s power and influence grows as the Clone Wars progresses, as well as suspicion among the Jedi Council regarding the Chancellor’s allegiance. Anakin is then asked to spy on the chancellor but the Council’s refusal to grant him the rank of Jedi Master leads to resentment. Anakin soon embraces the Dark Side, fuelled by bitterness and manipulated by the fear of losing his wife Padmé, who, unknown to him, gives birth to twins. A confrontation between Anakin and Obi-Wan leads to serious injuries; Darth Sidious saves his life, marking the ‘birth’ of the Sith Lord Darth Vader.


    Fourteen years later, a young orphan named Ezra meets the captain of a ship called Ghost, Hera Syndulla, and her motley crew – Sabine Wren, Zeb Orrelios, Chopper the droid, and Kanan Jarrus who is an undercover Jedi. Together they traverse planet Lothal and the surrounding Outer Rim, learning about the growing rebellion and their role in resisting the Imperial army while Ezra is trained in the ways of The Force by Kanan.


    The Rebels are adjusting to their new missions within a larger Rebellion taking place on planets like Garel and Lasat. They receive a call for help from Minister Maketh Tua, who convinces the Rebels to help her defect from the Galactic Empire in exchange for vital Imperial secrets. They return to Lothal only to find it under Imperial siege and soon have their first encounter with the Dark Lord of the Sith, Darth Vader.


    Thirty-two years after Episode III - The Revenge of The Sith, Princess Leia leads the Rebel Alliance, hiding the Death Star blueprints in the astromech droid R2-D2 before being captured by Darth Vader. An adopted farmhand Luke Skywalker discovers the droid on Tatooine and embarks on a mission with Obi-Wan Kenobi to deliver the plans to the Rebels, hiring smuggler Han Solo and his ship the Millennium Falcon. The Rebels then identify a weakness in the Death Star, planning a successful assault and destroying the Death Star.

    STAR WARS: EPISODE V - The Empire Strikes Back

    Three years after the Death Star is destroyed, Darth Vader pursues Luke Skywalker and the Rebel Alliance base on the ice planet Hoth. Luke studies the Force under Jedi Master Yoda but leaves to rescue Han Solo and Leia when they are captured by Vader. Luke then faces Vader, loses his hand and discovers that Vader is his father. Meanwhile, Han has been frozen in carbonite and surrendered to the bounty hunter Boba Fett, to be delivered to Jabba the Hutt.

    STAR WARS: EPISODE VI - Return of The Jedi

    Luke and Leia, assisted by local Chewbacca and Lando Calrissian, rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt while the Galactic Empire constructs a second Death Star in order to crush the Rebel Alliance once and for all. The Rebel Fleet launches a full-scale attack on the Death Star while Luke struggles to bring his father, Darth Vader, back from the Dark Side of the Force. In the fight, Vader chooses to save his son, killing the Emperor and dying from his wounds, bringing an end to the Empire's hold over the galaxy.

    STAR WARS: The Force Awakens

    Thirty years after the destruction of the second Death Star, the First Order rises from the fallen Galactic Empire with an even greater weapon – the Starkiller. Opposing them is the Resistance, led by General Leia who also searches for her brother Luke. Meanwhile a scavenger named Rey – who shows an ability to use the Force - encounters BB-8, a droid which holds a vital clue to Luke’s location, and is taken captive. Former Stormtrooper Finn, Han Solo and Chewbacca attempt a rescue, with Han confronting his son, Kylo Ren, leader of the First Order. Han is killed and the Starkiller Base is destroyed; soon after, Rey follows the map hidden on BB-8 and R2-D2 to Luke’s location on planet Ahch-To.


    Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    #UberPark: Reclaiming Paradise From Parking Lots

    Joni Mitchell once shared the inspiration behind the line, “They paved paradise and put up a parking lot” in Big Yellow Taxi. She said, “I took a taxi to the hotel and when I woke up the next morning, I threw back the curtains and saw these beautiful green mountains in the distance. Then, I looked down and there was a parking lot as far as the eye could see, and it broke my heart... this blight on paradise.”

    If you’ve recently been around the Klang Valley, you might have noticed an odd sight - a parking lot that has been “reclaimed” and made into a park. This initiative by Uber Malaysia, called #UberPark is designed to provoke Malaysians’ imagination and ask themselves: What would Malaysia look like if we had fewer cars on the roads, which needed fewer parking spaces, and had more parks or gardens instead?

    Malaysia is known to have the third highest rate of car ownership in the world with 9 out of 10 households owning at least one car (Nielsen, 2014). In addition, Malaysia also ranks third in the world for multiple car ownership, with 1 in 2 households having more than one car. All these cars need to be parked somewhere!

    “Uber sees a real need here to provide real solutions for real problems in cities. The concept of ride-sharing is about moving more Malaysians in fewer cars,” said, Kenny Choong, General Manager - Uber EVERYWHERE, of Uber Malaysia.

    So, what’s the idea behind #UberPark? Choong said, “What we’re aiming to establish with #UberPark is a vision and challenge to Malaysians, that one fewer car on the road means one fewer parking lot occupied, and more space for leisurely activity. If this concept can be replicated, even by the people’s own initiative, it indirectly helps our environment a little more. Imagine what Malaysia would look like with fewer cars, and more parks or leisure spaces instead?”

    Since Malaysia Day on 16 September, Uber has been transforming parking lots in various areas in and around the Klang Valley, into pop-up parks, attracting curiosity from Malaysians.

    Miriam, from Kuala Lumpur stumbled upon an #UberPark on the way to get desserts at Inside Scoop in Bangsar. She said, “It was refreshing to the eye to see how a car park was transformed into a park. How unexpected! My friends and I ended up having our ice-cream at the #UberPark itself. It would be nice to see more spaces like this around KL.”

    More #UberParks can be anticipated in various locations until the end of September. While the results are immeasurable, Choong said he hopes people will catch on to the idea and think proactively about contributing towards reduced congestion. He said, “Imagine what our cities could look like if we employed the concept of ride-sharing in our everyday routines. It creates an ecosystem that benefits the people and the environment. It’s a choice Malaysians can make with Uber’s technology, at the touch of a button.”

    So, how about not driving, and letting Uber take you to an #UberPark today?

    Saturday, September 10, 2016


    Thanks Sunway Putra for inviting us to grace and involve with the event. The crowd is overwhelming and we are welcomed with colourful lanterns decorated around the mall this Mid-Autumn. The mall created a platform to promote Malaysian-Chinese culture by organizing Sunway Putra Mall’s first ever Lantern Parade, as well as a ‘reunion’ to promote racial harmony.

    The tradition of mid autumn festival.

    More than 150 shoppers and tourist gathered to join the kids from Yayasan Chow Kit (YCK) and Touching Lives Club Kuala Lumpur and Selangor for the lantern parade, parading together with the colorful lanterns which started along the route circling the mall.  During the event, Ms Phang Sau Lian, General Manager of Sunway Putra Mall together with Ms Melissa Hashim, the Marketing Manager were also present to make it even more cheerful.  

    The founder of Touching Lives Club, Mr Raymond Chin was glad that the initiative to gather public and other races together as one came to reality. ‘This Mid- Autumn festival is the second biggest celebration for the Chinese. On this day, the moon is fuller and brighter and stands as a symbol of harmony and unity. We love this festive as much as the others.
    It resembles very much of who we are. A community who looks forward to building up
    community spirit and racial harmony.” Said Chin.

    Shortly before the parade starts, the 100 children from the charity homes were treated to hone their artistic skills on mooncake and lantern making workshop followed by a dinner treat at Manhattan Fish Market. The children, age ranging between 7 to 12 years old, could not contain their excitement when they arrive at Selera Street, as they were about to start making their own crafts to celebrate the Mid-Autumn festive and for some, it’s their first time.
     “This time round, together with the Touching Lives Club Kuala Lumpur & Selangor, we taught the kids how to make their own mini-mooncakes in using dough, fillings and a mooncake mold. Some of the kids were also taught on how to make their own lanterns.” Added Phang.
    The day was not over as the guests were also treated to a mooncake galore and the evening ended on a high note as moments after the credits rolled, Sunway Putra Mall donated 300 lanterns to the charity homes to decorate their houses. The mascots from The Parenthood and Mr DIY also appeared adding cheer to the kids.  

    Create lasting memories this Mid-Autumn and celebrate the reunion of family and friends while spreading cheer, visitors and shoppers of Sunway Putra Mall can also enjoy the delectable choices of mooncakes from Swensen, Haagen-Dazs, Cold Storage and even Durian Mooncake by Durian King. 


    Saturday, September 3, 2016

    Pelikan launched its sister brand Herlitz’s 2016 schoolbag range, 'Clever Classmate'.

    Congratulation to German Stationery Brand Pelikan for the launch of their latest Herlitz Schoolbags range, 'Clever Classmate'. Herlitz schoolbags are known to meet the demands of children and parents when it comes to safety and ergonomics features, and 'Clever Classmate' is set to improve these features and at the same time, offer plenty of attractive and fun designs which will set the trend amongst school going children.

    The 'Clever Classmate' collection was launched at Pelikan's flagship retail outlet, the Pelikan Store at The Gardens Mall. Speaking at the event, Head of Pelikan Malaysia Ms Loo Phik Yin said, “We are confident that the new attractive designs and improved ergonomic features of the 'Clever Classmate' collection will be more suitable and meet the requirements of parents and students alike, while at the same time we hope that the herlitz schoolbags will gain more attention and popularity amongst students.”

    Refreshment sponsored by Delectable - The Gardens Mid Valley, with Pelikan mascot appearance occupied the kids.
    You may ask what is so unique with Herlitz “Clever Classmate”schoolbag?

    a) Highest quality in manufacturing standards and materials, therefore a guarantee in high reliability and durability. 

    b) Clever allocated space for school materials. 

    c) Equipped with breathable and ergonomically shaped back padding on all models - for carry comfort and optimal weight distribution

    d) Reflective material of the quality brand 3M which reflects light especially at dimmer places aimed to accompany your child safely to school and back home. 

    e) In some models there is magnetic twist “Smart Lock” that allows the bag to open easily and close automatically. 

    Most of the herlitz schoolbags sold in the market are “Plus” models, meaning to say the schoolbags are filled with additional accessories such as sports bag, lunch box, pencil case and pencil pouch. The best part is that herlitz schoolbags are generally light in weight despite the sizes.

    There are eight models available under the 'Clever Classmate' collection, each with their own unique features. The 'Flexi' and 'Motion' models are the biggest in terms of weight and volume, which
    make them suitable for upper primary pupils. 'Sporti', 'Midi', 'Smart', 'Mini' and 'Children Backpack' are more suitable for the younger pupils while the 'Rookie' and 'Mini Softbag' models are for children attending kindergarten and pre-schools.

    The herlitz schoolbags are attractive in designs with high quality and ergonomic features.
    Some Clever Classmate collection that caught my eyes during the launch.
    From Top right: Herlitz Backpack, Herlitz Mini Softbag, Herlitz Motion Plus, Herlitz Mini, Herlitz Sporti Plus.
    Jaden with his motion plus bag. It feels lighter even with the same content of books compare with other bags. Daddy is really happy to see herlitz has a perfect adjustable chest strap and removable hip strap that gives the perfect support of weight. With Herlitz adjustable shoulder straps and breathable back padding, kids are assured of great back support too.
    Included in the motion series plus bag is 17pcs motion pencil box

    Check this out: I love the fact that the bag is very different from the traditional look of the normal school bag. It looks like a backpack just as the "Deuter" backpack that daddy has for outing too. 

    The 'Clever Classmate' collection is available at the Pelikan Store as well as at the selected outlets of Times bookstores, Borders Bookstore, MPH Bookstores and Isetan (KLCC and The Gardens Mall).

    Batik Painting art class using Pelikan Royal Blue Ink 4001 to paint the paper and using Pelikan ink eradicator to draw the pattern. It's unique compared to the draditional drawing on art block. 
    The art class is conducted every weekend at Pelikan store, The Gardens Mid Valley.

    Other than the 'Clever Classmate' schoolbags, the event at Pelikan Store also saw the launching of new products by Pelikan, herlitz and Susy Card, a brand that specialises in papeterie and party supplies. The new products launched were griffix®, Twist® and Style writing instruments, Space+ paintbox 24 colours and water container from Pelikan, the SmileyWorld Rainbow & Splash stationery series from herlitz.

    Where Is This?

    Pelikan Store @ The Gardens Mid Valley

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