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Baby Hambali refuses EBM

Listen to my woes, anguish & frustration!!!

It’s been like few months now…first with the bottles, then seeing him prefer straw me switched to that which can withstand for a week or so & then resorted with ‘air kotak’ holder by feeding him with fresh milk right from the carton, with much dismay from me.

Soon after that we being informed his babysitter had tried feeding him with SYRINGE (macam kasi ubat daaa) & it worked with forced! Ahhhhh…me got tensed-up but whatever it takes to feed him EBM!!

It just not that me lack of supply but Baby Hambali just prefer it FRESH right from the original container!

This is a bliss to Baby Hambali

And me at my wit’s end!

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November 25, 2009 Posted by | Adore BREASTFEEDING, Hanz on Random Matters, Hanz's Boys | 22 Comments

Program Cuti Sekolah – Mari berkongsi

Pening juga me mencari program-program cuti sekolah untuk si Hanafi. Hanafi memang tak pergi sekolah tapi musim cuti sekolah ni macam-macam ada program dibuat khusus untuk kanak-kanak dan remaja yang bersekolah jadi me pun sibuklah ke hulu ke hilir mencari apa sajer program yang bersesuaian untuk Hanafi. Nak bagi kelainan sikit untuk dia, kan.Dapat jugak Hanafi meluaskan pandangan…

Tapi, malangnya rata-rata program cuti sekolah ni boleh tahan juga kos nyer..makan RM 400 ke RM 500 untuk seminggu punya tempoh..fuh, ni 1st time me nak cari, tak sangka begitu sekali kos nyer..well, next time, 3-4 bulan sebelum cuti sekolah, kena put aside menabung untuk program-program cenggini..bukan aper..antara yang me dah ushar ni memang menarik & pastinya Hanafi mesti seronok sakan. Cuma dalam tempoh terdekat ni..takder ler allocation duit banyak tu so KIV jer ler buat sementara, me tak risau sebab program2 cenggini ni sentiasa ada, kita jer ler nak kena sediakan duit nyer.

Saper..ibu2 yang tengah mencari macam me jugak, ni me sertakan antara program yang me dah jumpa…tapi ni kira sekitar area Damansara dan yang sewaktu dengannyer..KL area still dekat..

1. Junior iCamp (Children Technology Workshop)
http://www.ctworkshop.com.my

Actually CTW all year round macam2 kelas ada..just ikut kesesuaianlah

Macam2 program ada untuk cuti sekolah, yang 4-5 years old punyer program 4 days buat kat Kizsports Bangsar Village. Ada Robotics, Animation & Digital Video Production, Digital Art & Video Game Design.

Bestnyer! Sediakan antara RM 400 to RM 550 untuk 3 jam selama 4 hari berturut-turut…

Hanz : Next year Hanafi..ada macam2 Mama tengok kat website dier.Kita KIV dulu…

2. Robotics Classes Workshop
http://www.rcplanet.com.my/robotics/

Ni pun sama..ada macam2 program all year round..plus boleh beli robot set pelbagai rupa..ooo..best woo!

Kos pun expect RM 400 above lah yer untuk few days punyer program

Hanz : Afi, ni kita KIV dulu jugak..

3. Drama Classes
http://www.blubricks.com/default.html

Ada macam2..acting, drama, public speaking, creative writing..cater for banyak age group sepanjang cuti sekolah ni..

Untuk age Hanafi, ada drama jelah..3 hari tengah berlangsung untuk morning till evening, the next date 30 Nov till 1st Dec. Cost range from RM 250 to RM 500 for few days..

Hanz : Ni pun sama..dah tak sempatlah clash ngan event lain lak.

4. Kelas Bimbingan Rehal
http://www.rehal.org

Actually terbuka untuk 7-15 tahun tapi me dah tanya umur 5 tahun boleh as long dia independent. Dari kul 9 pagi sampai 4 petang, food provided, mengaji, menghafal, solat & belajar agama..memang kami cari selama kini tapi untuk 5 tahun memang susah nak jumpa. Kalau diaorang dah bagi green light, kira on jer pada kami. RM 250 untuk 4 hari berturut-turut selama 3 minggu..memang okay sesangat pada kami..start 30 Nov sampai 17 Dis.

Hanz : Afi, 30 Nov ni masuk kelas yer sayang..mama dah excited ni..

Well, untuk next year, insya-Allah, everyday Hanafi akan attend KAFA from 9am to 11am pastu gi Nursery cam biasa except 2 days with Mama cam biasa kat opis. Kami decide nak enrol Hanafi Art Class kat artworkshop (www.artworkshop.com.my) yang akan pindah ke Sunway Giza ni..yuran pun okay & tengok kualiti Art Masterpiece student memang sangat berseni..nak kasi Hanafi explore creativity side dia lebih bertumpu & fokus..maybe kami akan enrol dia Maths class jugak kat e-Nopi..(http://my.enopi.com/Malaysia/main/index.aspx)

Hemm..haritu Papa Hanafi sibuk nak cari tadika baru untuk Hanafi after Genius Aulad aritu tidak menepati sehingga membuatkan kami decide 99.9% Homeschool..3 bulan jer kat Genius Aulad…hemmm…sebab lagi setahun nak masuk sekolah, Papa Hanafi risau, walhal me cakap me nak minta permission from Education Ministry untuk continue Homeschool..nak yakinkan Papa Hanafi, kenalah me mencari segala kelas2 yang bersesuaian..rasa bila ketiga-tiga kelas yang me mention tu on should be okaylah..me x worried ngan bab membaca & menulis Hanafi coz dia dah okay that part, mengira pun dah boleh add & subtract should be oklah..cuma next year banyak lesson lain kena add lagi ni..

Ohhh..panjang sungguh chat arini..

Hanz’s Note : Chit-chatters, please share program yang korang jumpa bersesuaian untuk kanak-kanak baya Hanafi yer..me belum stop mencari lagi ni…THANKS!

November 24, 2009 Posted by | Hanz on Random Matters, Hanz's Boys, Lifestyle on Parenting, Notes on EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION | 15 Comments

Congratulation to these Chatterbox 1st Anniversary Giveaway Winners!

Firstly, just want to inform the winners selection was done by dear hubby as I mentioned it before. Though, Encik Hubby pestered me saying whom I favoured among 19 participants, I kept my mouth shut. He chose 4 actually as he could’nt select between the other 2, wherelse the other 2 he was confirmed about it. Encik Hubby went thoroughly each blog entry & each comment in this chatterbox yesterday & me accompanied him in the office. Oh, we were in the office yesterday! After 3 winners chosen, he picked which prize for whose winner just like the old traditional way. At that time, I was jumping & gigglish all the way, excited ler pulak terlebih, he,he.he…

By the way sudah baca ka my response to your entries to each one of you, participants?

Alright, me dengan excited-nyer bersama-sama 6 Disney Princesses love to announce…here is our 3 Winners!!

Congratulations to Zu aka Mama Danial & Eva, Yatie Chomeyl & Nadnye. The 3 of you can see what your prize you will get right? So…Yatie & Nad, please email your address that someone is available to receive the parcel, ya. Zu, I still have your address.

To the rest, thanks once again for your participation & insya-Allah ada rezeki, next year more giveaway will be on from Hanz @ Chatterbox @ thehoneybunch.

November 23, 2009 Posted by | The Honeybunch Giveaway | 12 Comments

Chatterbox 1st Anniversary Giveaway Result : Responding to your views

Salam Semua…Hi there…especially Chit-chatters, tak dilupakan juga Silent Reader yang malu2 di luar sana tu…mehlah kenalkan diri…buat aper nak jadi Hanz punyer geng Chit-chatters tapi x nak introducekan diri…mehlah..Hanz tak gigitlah! Ahaks!

Eh, sorry melalut lak..okay, sedang tunggu result out ka? He,he…switch mode time!

Now, allow me to respond to each one of you on your participation plus your views. This gonna be one long chat, ya. So, don’t say I did’nt warn you.

Let’s begin with :

AlohaMolly : Me 1st time knowing you as you participated in my previous giveaway..u know the perfect gift for Baby Hambali…as I mentioned to you before via our chat, I like read what you post in your blog, though sometimes I did’nt comment, but I like visiting you…

Thank you for your kind words & I’m glad that u find few of my chat or articles could be used to you.

littlemama aka Ros : Thanks for the boost-up kind words. I’ll promise to keep it up on that with more personal touch. If I copy-paste, usually stuff that I find useful & wish I could do the same if I did’nt do it probably too late or such..

Watermark? Oh..ongoing, ongoing….he,he..

Aida : In MHU, u r one active forumer there..& initially I was surprised when u visit me for the 1st time. Am glad that I have another friend, passionate in homeschooling & I do enjoy learning from u too tau & hearing your updates on your lovely daughters.

Let’s keep on sharing & exchange ideas on education ya, Aida! Thanks on your kind words too…

Sherry : If I’m not mistaken, u did participated in my previous giveaway as well, right? Anyway, thank you for your interest to participate in this one. Thank you as well for wanting to linger here..and hope you’ll visit me often. :>

Asymiera : Another Chit-chatters whom participated in my previous giveaway & one friend with definite similar interest with me : LOVE JOINING CONTEST! (Psssttt..betul tak Asymiera?)
Thanks for your kind words & love having u as my Chit-chatters… :>

Jiji : New-found friend yang creative lagi sempoi! Glad sekurang-kurangnya ada satu perkara menarik hati Jiji, BREASTFEEDING! hahahah…Jiji, do visit me often, love having u here & chit-chat!

Mama-Miya : I like visit your blog too as you are one passionate Mama on HS & education. Thanks for your kind words & your request is noted!

Anamarza : Member Chit-chatters kira yang baru juga. Thanks for your kind words.Enjoy CD-ing!

Nik Hazifah : Ada blogshop jual CD x silap..betul x Nik? Glad my CD sharing tu, benefit u..jangan malu2 chit-chat with me from today onwards ya..

Lyna aka Mommy Lyna : Lyna, my silent reader….oh Lyna, once in a blue moon, do tinggalkan jejak ya..please…Ku visit blog-mu selalu & suka menempek kat saner..sebab ku suka baca cerita-ceritimu!

Alright, your points taken..itulah Lyna, sometimes our activities lupa nak snap pics..coz sometimes it is spontaneous…will try to remember that. Other than that it’s also reminder to me to do that thing if it is yet to be materialise…my chatterbox is also organizer too coz I re-visit & re-think things needed to improve.

Farah : 1st noticed u always visit K.Millie punyer blog, sekali tiba2 u visit me & add me, sungguh ku teruja coz I remember u as one of the participant in MSK Nursing Wear Contest & u emerged 1st prize winner. Glad that we are not only blogger friends coz dah jadi neighbour gitewz!

Thanks for your kind words too… :>

Mama Danial & Eva : At first, I was not aware u are related with Zuhaini..pastu dah tahu ohh..happy kenal sisters yang akrab like both of u.

Your participation kali ini memang kreatif.Thumbs up! Am glad too that we can chit-chat too. Thank you for your kind words!

Ayu : Ibu rock pada Aqil yang comel suker makan yoghurt! Rajin masak lak tu! K.Hanz pun nak rajin masak cam Ayu jugak. Adik Ayu, thanks & do visit me often..aa.. :>

Elismie : Sorang lagi ibu yang suka & terer masak ni..dulu2 me ada jugak peep your place Elis…he,he..kawan baru..okay Elis, no worry ku cuba juga menunaikan janji though ku pasal bab gambar memang fail! Eh Elis, tahap English ku bukan hebat manapun..full of grammatical error!

Nelcy : Thanks for your kind words..doakan ku ikut jejak langkah mu jadi SAHM seterusnya WAHM yerk! :>

Yatie : Moshi-moshi! Arigato gozaimas on your kind words Yatie! Ku teruja ngan drop-down menu tu..please nanti kasi code HTML tu tau.Your other views is noted! :>

Navigation? Oh Yatie, ku sendiri pun rimas tang tu tapi tak mahir2 gak..oh..tengah gigih nak tukar layout soon..dear hubby tengah berusaha menolong isteri tercinta! Ahaks!

Nadnye : Rakat sejawat, eh..silap rakan blogger yang cintakan CD jugak. Betul tak Nad? Glad that I could be an assistance in any other way..Your sharing in your blog pun selalu inspire me..

About homeschool tu, honestly buat masa ni Nad takder jadual specific..but me maintain with the lesson & books used as me kena buat twice a week kat opis & weekend jer..itu sumer memang tertangguh…where I obtain HS stuff, ada rasanyer share tapi tak specific kat mana..okay your highlight is noted, i akan share on that part soon.

Hanim : Miss your frequent visit in the past..don’t blame u, know your busy & uptight schedule..
hemm..sometimes I lurve to share articles I read that’s why if u noticed inspirational sharing label is there..copy-paste is a norm among bloggers right, i try to update this Chatterbox daily minus the weekends & sometimes getting ideas is not easy. Agree Chit-chatters? Me edit those as it is too lengthy sometimes..not to get the glory ya..& nowadays, u will notice at the bottom, I would leave “Hanz’s Note :” as to share either experience-wised or views. The sticky-mode entry is temporary due to the giveaway…

About shoutbox, me stated there..leave a message & I’ll return your visit, meaning I will not reply there instead i return the visit. So, it’s too bad if anybody did’nt linked leaving a message there. And about replying comment…frequent Chit-chatters will noted that usually I do unless, it’s just an article…& if visitor leave a comment for long-gone chat, usually i did’nt reply. Anyway, thanks for your helpful opinions.

Siti Sifir / Pija : Terpaksa ka dik? He,he…me suka your blog yang caca-marba tu..anything under the sun, right? navigation memang akan melalui baik-pulih soon..thanks for your kind words.

Fuh!! Berpeluh nak reply sorang2 ni..harap2 takda yang berkecil hati ngan my reply ni ya..

Bila nak umukan pemenang ni?..Sat aa…nak upload gambar dulu..nak gi lunch dulu…tungguu…

November 23, 2009 Posted by | Hanz on Random Matters, The Honeybunch Giveaway | 6 Comments

‘How do you organize your bag?’ Contest


CASE STUDIES
: How do Hanz organize her bag?

Problem statement :
1. Finding items especially essential items like purse, keys, handphone & makeup should be zero percent hassle-free.
2. Switching handbags from one bag to another to suit the outfit of the day is suppose to be manageable.
3. No more certain items accidentally left behind or forgotten in which bag it was kept.

Evaluation :
The two handbags are under the category of BIG handbags are being used to put EVERYTHING in it and actively used currently!

Objective :
1.To make those handbags more organized & manageable.
2. To reduce small little cases OVERLOADING the handbags.
3. To support Hanz leading a Green Living.

Assessment :

Question:
How many small cases are there in Hanz’s handbags being switch between the two handbags?

Hanz : “These can be found in my handbags & it is a MUST.I’m not kidding!”

Answer :
10 small cases.
They are 3 Folded-in Reusable Bags, 1 Cloth Wipes Case, 1 Cloth Pad Dual Wetbag, 1 Rolled-up Stationary Case, 1 Makeup Case, 1 Esprit Sunglasses Case, 1 Spectacle Case & 1 Cat-Coin Purse.

Finding :
Still more items are without its specific case or compartment, astray all over inside the handbags.

Items without its own case or compartments.

The utmost organized handbag Hanz can manage currently
Plan :
Participating “How do you organize your bag contest” by MomBloggersPlanet & proudly sponsored by Gin & Jacqie.

Solution :
Must WIN this Organize Jacq!

Organize Jacq comes in red & purple!
Hanz love the red ones!

Conclusion :
The following acronym is to summarise this whole case studies.

OOrganize Jacq is her name
RRearrange & organize is her game
GGetting in & out partly her chore
AAs easy as ABC she can manage
NNever let necessities left behind
IImportant items is specially kept
ZZero Percent hassle-free can guarantee
EEfficient too for handbags swapping!

WWishful thinking
IIs
TTaunting
HHanz!

GGin & Jacqie Contest
IIs
NNicely done!

&

JJointly organized by MomBloggersPlanet
AAwesome 10 creative participants might be those lucky ones
CCould walk away with Organize Jacq
QQuality life & organized bag or bags
IIndeed has to be achievable after this 15th December
E Everyone is happy & appreciation goes to MBP & Gin & Jacqie!

November 22, 2009 Posted by | Hanz in Contest, Hanz's Tips, Lifestyle on Beauty and Feminity | 11 Comments

Pemenang sudah ada!

Fast-mode punya entry!

Baru beberapa minit yang lalu Encik Hubby sudah memilih 3 pemenang untuk Chatterbox 1st Anniversary Giveaway.

Wahhh…me pun excited nak umumkan ni..tapi sabar yer, nanti me up special post esok, responding to each participant punya entry!

TUNGGGUUUU!!!!!!

November 22, 2009 Posted by | The Honeybunch Giveaway | 10 Comments

Today’s Teaser: Dare To Fail

15 Thoughts to Ponder :

1. You never fail. You only find ways that do not work.

2. The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way.

3. Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to error that counts.

4. Failure just means you have not succeeded yet!

5. Remember you can fail at anything in life without being a failure as a person.

6. Failure does’nt mean you have not accomplished anything. It means you have learnt something.

7.Money isn’t everything, but it sure keeps you in touch with your kids.

8. Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement.

9. Most people cling to their low paying jobs because they are afraid of failing should they try something different.

10. If you want to recruit anyone, make sure he has failed before.

11. Failure doesn’t mean you’ll never make it. It just means it may take longer.

12. If we compete with ourselves and we lose, who wins? Think about it.

13. No one has the right to brand you a failure except yourself.

14. One who lacks courage to start has already finished.

15. The hotter the fire, the purer the gold.

Source : Dare to fail by Billi P.S. Lim (2000)

November 20, 2009 Posted by | Hanz's Tips | 5 Comments

Buku Inspirasi Contest

Sebagai permulaan, saya cuma nak laungkan…

“Buku itu milik saya!”

“Puan Masayu. Jadikanlah keyakinan saya itu satu kenyataan, ya.
Terima kasih… :D

Seterusnya, berikut adalah sedikit jawapan untuk soalan-soalan yang perlu saya jawab untuk penyertaan ‘contest’ ni…

1.Apakah status anda kini?

Saya wanita bekerjaya sedang menjinak-jinakkan diri dengan pendapatan sampingan supaya sterusnya saya berkemampuan laksanakan dengan sepenuhnya kerjaya yang tidak memerlukan saya berjauhan daripada keluarga.

2.Apakah impian anda pada masa hadapan?

Mahu menjana pendapatan sendiri dan memiliki perniagaan sendiri di mana keluarga tetap menjadi keutamaan. Saya tidak mahu terikat dengan waktu kerja yang tetap dan memaksa saya berjauhan daripada anak-anak. Saya mahu mengoptimumkan kepakaran dan ilmu saya dengan sepenuhnya.

Syarat2 lain:
1) Follow blog http://naufalsayang.blogspot.com (BERES)
2) List blog http://naufalsayang.blogspot.com (BERES. Ada dalam senarai “Hanz take a peek here…” di sebelah sidebar yang kiri)
3) Letakkan buku pilihan di sidebar (BERES. Ada di sebelah sidebar kanan)
4) Tinggalkan link penyertaan ‘contest’ di komen blog Puan Masayu, http://naufalsayang.blogspot.com (BERES)

Buat masa ini, saya pergunakan sepenuhnya masa yang terluang dengan blog saya atau lebih mesra dipanggil Chatterbox yang baru nak masuk setahun ni. Saya pun baru bina satu lagi blog
http://saleathoneybunch.blogspot.com (TheHoneybunch Marketplace) sebagai satu langkah ke arah mencapai matlamat saya seterusnya. Masih banyak yang saya perlu pelajari tentang selok-belok blog dan buku sebegini pasti dapat membantu saya.

Saya suka sangat baca buku dan buku sebegini adalah antara buku yang sememangnya antara yang tersenarai dalam pencarian ilmu saya. Tak percaya cuba tengok under “Hanz chit-chat about…” di sidebar kanan ada label Hanz in Reading. :D Kat sebelah kiri sidebar pulak ada widget antara buku yang saya baca dan miliki juga… :D

Menyertai ‘contest’ sebegini ibarat “Sudah ngantuk disorongkan bantal” lagaknya saya. Terima kasih Puan Masayu!

Hanz’s Note : Chit-chatters, mari meriahkan contest ni. Best tau! Terjah jangan tak terjah blog Puan Masayu. <= click here

November 19, 2009 Posted by | Hanz in Contest, Notes on READING and BOOKS | 3 Comments

MomBloggersPlanet is not just a blog!

Hear ye! Hear ye!

Do you have what it takes to be just like what the above badge is showing?

And, will you be interested to become one? So what are you waiting for? Just click the above badge and submit your application to littlemama!

And do you aware of the latest features of MomBloggersPlanet (MBP) has offer us, the Malaysian Bloggers Mom?

littlemama has created Asklittlemama whereby you can ask away any question that relates with blogosphere! Here it is located.

Another new addition features available in MBP is Mom’s Forum.

As always , I bet if you are already MBP members, this tiny lil cute badge must be in your blog or site already.

By now you should know the existence of BlogDirectory & MarketPlace as well.

Get your blog to be review if you believe room for improvements for your beloved blog. The first batch of blog review requester had just over and the second batch will be up next. I had my blog review last July and got this cute lil badge!

What else? Oh, do your part to refer MBP and perhaps you could be the Top Referrer of the month and your blog will be featured in MBP with this badge to confirm with! Cool huh?

Well, I had my break being one of the Top 10 Referrer for last February & March 2009. It is great to boost your blog popularity but being featured is greater!
Finally, definitely MBP always come out with cool contest & giveaway and you can even check-out the current giveaway by other bloggers too at MBP. Cutest Baby in Planet is a phenomenal to Malaysian Bloggers Moms!
Well, do I still need to convince you that MBP is not just a blog? Wink!

Hanz’s Note : Just click-click the MBP badge on my left sidebar, ya…Thanks!

November 19, 2009 Posted by | Hanz on Random Matters, Hanz's Products Reviews | 4 Comments

How to be FRUGALicious & maintain FRUGALicious like Hanz

The first time I heard the word ‘Frugalicious’ was from littlemama. Never know back then you can be frugal & delicious at the same time! Ha! Ha! Then, I realized, hey all these time, I am being frugal & maintaining delicious so it became Frugalicious. The word Frugalicious now becomes one of my favourite word.

Love to share with my Chit-chatters how I do my Frugalicious. Do take note though, that it probably applies to people with medium-income like me-lah (makan gaji) & if you can afford more, no need to follow my tips-lah. I might appear stingy & cheapskate to you but to me, I just being Frugalicious! To those who think what I’m about to share is useful, let me know, ya? Love to hear from you too!

DISCLAIMER : Not a paid advertisement or product reviews from any parties. Just my personal usage & sharing.

1. Items and necessities that you frequently used and must need in your life, switch from disposable to reusable. Most common example, tissues and baby wipes can be switch to cloth wipes, sanitary cloth pad to replace disposable pad and cloth diaper is cheaper compared to disposable diaper in the long run!

2. Obtain membership from those shops and stores that you frequent to so that you can collect points and redeem for discount voucher to be use on your next purchase or get discounted items by points deduction.

We always purchase VCDs & DVDs as one form of entertainment & homeschooling tools & Video Ezy help us save. I have redeemed many times for discount voucher & products too fromthe other outlets.

3. Get membership card like Bonuslink where you can collect points at many participating outlets and not only you will be able to redeem voucher and items but enjoy other benefits too.

So far, I bought lots of cheaper stuff using Parkson voucher. I remember there’s one time I only paid RM17 for Lego set for my boys after deduction through RM 50 Parkson voucher & 20% discount offered for RM100 plus off it’s original price. I bought lots of Fisher-Price toys too as I know Fisher Price toys is durable. Also many branded items like clothes and shoes by these way.

Now, after a year plus, having Tesco card, I am enjoying the cash rebate we have accumulated by points collected in using Reusable Bag Campaign. Plus, from time to time, products on offer would be informed to you.

4. Buy in bulk for items that you can’t live without like household cleaning items and toiletries.
You will save some money & spare it for others for your following month grocery trips. Buy refill instead as it is cheaper and you cut down wastage too.

As for us, we always buy refill for shower foam.

5. Use shopping voucher that you obtained from common stores like Parkson and Jaya Jusco to buy branded items.

6. Always do window shopping or online check-out peep-in on your favourite store as they might give offer that you will never know it could be good to you. Subscribe for newsletter for latest updates.

As for me I simply love book-shopping at Acmamall and I am one of their subscribers. They do not only make books that hard to get available but they always have sale and discount ongoing from time to time and rebates that you can obtain as they offer cashdollar deduction.

7. Go for second-best rate products but quality check hardly noticeable. You might fancy Coach handbags, Gucci sunglasses and Hush & Puppy shoes but nowadays many brick & mortar shop & even blogshops can offer lesser price for those branded items.

8. “All is RM 5” shop like Daiso & 100 Yen is a must-visit. You will never know what frugalicious items you might get from there. A visit to Flea Market, Garage Sale and Car Boot sale is a must too!

9.For an event, appointment, gathering or outing, try to wear at least one branded items that is definite an eye-catcher especially watch, shoes and handbag and accessories as well. Cleverly mix & match can camouflage the entire look and people usually will miss knowing you have put on cheap & expensive items together. Afterall, you are not Paris Hilton whom can afford to wear branded items from head to toe, right?

10. Never get tired of participating and entering as many contest as you like. Press your luck, crack your brain and hope for the best. You might win fantastic prizes!

Those are some of my winning prizes for these years!

Happy Frugalicious!

November 19, 2009 Posted by | Hanz's Tips, Lifestyle on Money Matters | 12 Comments