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August 10, 2010 Posted by | Hanz in Celebrations and Gifts | 9 Comments

What kind of coffee do you like?

Have you had your breakfast?
I just did and everytime I have my breakfast, a mug of coffee is a must!

Recently I develop a liking of Mc Donalds Coffee.
It is very black I think, a pure taste of coffee.

And this is my all-time favourite, Starbucks’ Caramel Machiatto, be it hot or cold! Yummy! Always perk me up!

If you are coffee lover like me, what’s your favourite?

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August 10, 2010 Posted by | Hanz on Random Matters, Hanz's Collectibles and Hobbies | 11 Comments

Cloth Diapering Chit-Chat in Pictures Mode

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August 9, 2010 Posted by | Adore CLOTH DIAPERING, Hanz in Meet-Gather | 8 Comments

I’m off to hold my 1st CLOTH DIAPERING CHIT-CHAT.

Very excited yet very nervous! Anyway, the best part on doing the preparation is to challenge myself to learn more and more. The more research, the better I’m prepared. Not to put any high hopes because this is not to pass an- exam with flying colours. It is suppose to be in relax mode and ambience and just what is name, chit-chat! I’m sharing and learning at the same time. Let’s just hope all goes well and no silly hiccups along the way. See you there!

August 8, 2010 Posted by | Adore CLOTH DIAPERING, Hanz in Meet-Gather | 3 Comments


Sticky Mode till 7th August, 2010

Salam Jumaat Chit-chatters! (that includes silent readers too!) :-)

Referring to my earlier CHAT, I am so happy and excited that we will have our very first Chit-chat (Borak Santai) on Cloth Diapering. Details as follows:-

Date : 8th of August (Sunday)

Time : 4 – 6 in the evening

Venue : Wisma Bling Lustre, No. 47, Jalan Meranti Jaya 3/1, Tanming Boulevard, Taman Meranti Jaya, Puchong.

By Who : Hanz

Fee : RM15 (Notes & Snacks included) on that day itself / per person or per husband & wife.

Who should attend : Anybody who likes to know more about cloth diapering, just started cloth diapering and even Cloth-Diaper Addicted like Hanz!

Medium : Malay + English + Bahasa Rojak

Topics to chit-chat :
Why parents must favour cloth diaper?
How to start cloth diapering for newbies
Getting to know all types of cloth diapers and its accessories
Caring your cloth diapers
Making Cloth Diapering Journey suits your lifestyle

This chit-chat gathering is very informal. Please feel free to bombarded me with many questions on that day itself and and if I unable answer your inquiries, I can always refer to other Cloth Mamas later. Oh, even if you attend this & have some tips & tricks, I bet me & other moms would love to hear that.

This is sharing session for everyone. Let’s make it happen!

P/ S : Leave your registration in the comment (vis-a-vis) and please leave your email address for further contacts by me.

Updates : Even if you don’t confirm on attending, you are most welcome to attend. Fee still is a must. You can bring your husband, children and friends. Only then, please ensure no interruption like noise or whatsoever. Thanks!
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August 7, 2010 Posted by | Adore CLOTH DIAPERING, Hanz in Meet-Gather, Hanz's Tips, Lifestyle on Green Living, Lifestyle on Parenting | 15 Comments

10 Things I Learnt from our Cloth Diapering Journey

Actually, there’s more than 10 but for some warming-up, here I rest my case..ooppss..I meant my sharing..

1. Before purchasing cloth diaper for the first time, source them out from reliable seller and do inquire things that you unsure of.

2. Each baby is unique likewise your baby would be too. So, there is an existence of many, many types of cloth diapers that would soon be the one that suits your baby. Unlike disposable diapers which is too generic and stressed that your baby must have the same cut like the rest of the baby. Boring!

3. It is good to mingle and get together with other cloth diaper mamas. Besides, exchanging story on cloth diapers, you get to swap and buy from each other. Like Barter system or happily try brands that you would likely to add so preloved is your best bet for trial.

4. Cloth diapering is a lesson in disguise. It is an early exposure on teaching your baby to make decision. You won’t have that priviledge with disposable dipes as each piece is the same. Lure your little toddler to the cloth diaper storage and asked you lil tot to pick cloth diaper that he wants to wear on that nappy change is such a thrill.

5. Treat your baby’s cloth diaper washing task like washing your laundry and voila! you found it is not hassle after all. Provided you know there are rules not meant to be broken.

6. Your other half was reluctant when you prompt to cloth diaper? Keep your mouth shut initially for sometime and sooner or later, you see that he would be excited as you, if not bit, it could be more. Heemmm..a bit on financial evidence is better.

7. Don’t stick to just one type and one brand of cloth diaper. Be adventurous!

8. Indulging in cloth diaper is good as long you stick to your main objective prior to your cloth diapering. But, if being one cloth-diaper addicted is not a burden and never make you feel guilty, then why not? Who cares? It’s your money after all.

9. Why give up so fast when something is not right when you cloth diapering? There’s always a solution and alternatives. Seek other cloth diaper expertise’s advises and ask around for tips and tricks.

10. You will enjoy cloth diapering when you know the TIPS and TRICKS!

Non-cloth diaper Mama : So what’s the tips and tricks, Hanz?

Hanz : Just come to Wisma Bling Lustre,
this Sunday evening around 4 pm and I tell you the rest!
Happy TGIF everyone! ;)
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August 6, 2010 Posted by | Adore CLOTH DIAPERING, Hanz's Tips, Lifestyle on Green Living, Lifestyle on Parenting | 2 Comments

Muka cantik

Malam tadi sementara tunggu hubs siapkan notebook baru, me tertengok movie kat 8TV lakonan Charlize Theron. Sepanjang movie ni boleh terlupa yang berlakon tu Charlize Theron. Muka familiar dan me asyik sesangat tengok wajah dia yang cantik sangat ni..simple plain tapi tetap menggoda dan menawan..ralitlah mata me merenung.
Movie pasal sexual harassment satu isu yang sangat taboo pada kebanyakan orang. Tajuk movie North Country..not bad…cerita pergolakan pekerja wanita di lombong satu kawasan yang memang itu kira main income penduduk kat situ. Si Charlize Theron yang berlakon watak Josey bangkit setelah asyik di-harass sexually oleh male colleague dier. Bagus movie ni. Reminds me the good old days biler me aktif kat AWAM, satu NGO yang giat memperjuangkan hak-hak wanita.
Off-topik sikit…

Me dengan mereka yang satu ketika dulu di AWAM. Masa ni kami tengah hold annual Committee Meeting, untuk dua hari kami berkampung kat De Palma Sepang.Year 2003.

International Women’s Day year 2003 punyer celebration. Gantung banner AWAM kat Waterfront Kuching.

Me yang sempat berposing masa gantung mock clothesline ni. Kat clothesline ni kami akan gantung gambar dan keratan suratkhabar kes-kes penderaan kanak-kanak, kes rogol wanita dan kanak-kanak, statistik dan kata-kata perjuangan dan sebagainya. Me masa ni masih lagi dalam ‘Honeymoon Period’ ekekeke..seksa weii, nak berpisah seminggu ngan Cik Abang, siap nangis-nangis rindu bila malam menjelang…

Me tengah sampaikan my module dalam kumpulan kami yang disasarkan khusus untuk golongan belia wanita. Masa ni my topik, ‘Date Rape’, pembentangan dibuat pada siswi Unimas, Sarawak. Geng 3R, WAO pun involve masa celebration ni & kami selalu joint-venture ngan 3R untuk buat workshop sebegini.

Semua tu dalam kenangan..

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August 5, 2010 Posted by | Hanz's Products Reviews, Lifestyle on Beauty and Feminity | 5 Comments

Alasan biasa kenapa orang tak nak ber-cloth diaper

Sebelum nak senarai alasan ni, nak beritahu ini this chat dari pandangan peribadi from me, pengakuan yang me terima dan juga perkongsian pengalaman kengkawan cloth-diaper mama yang lain.

Antara sebab orang tak nak ber-cloth diaper ialah…

* Lecehlah nak basuh-basuh, kalau najis lagilah, mana larat nak menyental. Mesti ada stain tertinggal kat cloth diaper tu, kan?

* Mahallah cloth diaper ni..sekeping berpuluh ringgit, anak kita pakai *pempers pun sehari 6-7 keping, mana mampu nak beli cloth diaper banyak-banyak?

* Cloth diaper ni takkan bocor ker? Anak saya kencing banyak!

* Iyer ker boleh jimat? Kalau asyik nak membasuh jer, banyak pakai air dengan sabun, elektrik lagi, boleh melambung bil-bil tu semua.

* Mana satu jenis yang sesuai untuk anak saya? Banyak sangat sampai pening nak pilihlah. Kang kalau dah beli, tak sesuai pulak, rugi jer saya.

* Anak saya kulit bermasalah. Dia sesuai pakai brand * tut-tut* jer. Kang tukar pakai kain, lembab-lembab kencing, bermasalahlah kulit dia.

* Taska / Nurseri / Penjaga anak saya mana nak terima kalau saya suruh mereka pakai cloth diaper ni? Lecehlah dioarang nak uruskan, dengan baunya, basah dengan bocor, nak simpan lagi..issshh..lecehlah!

* Nak berjalan-jalan anak pakai cloth diaper? Ish, susahlah! Pakai *pempers kan senang, kotor buang ajer! Nak bawak banyak-banyak lepas tu nak bawa balik..susah nak uruskan.

* Ala…pakai *pempers kan senang, dengan anak pun nak kedekut ker…macam zaman dulu-dululah pakai kain lampin lagi..kita dah moden, guna jelah yang boleh terus buang!

Amacam? Macam pernah dengar ker ayat-ayat tu? Secara telusnya, me pun tak terkecuali masa sebelum berhijrah ke cloth diaper ni. Alasan daripada me ialah part nak basuh dan part nak beli. Tapi itu semua dah tak jadi hal. Alah bisa tegal biasa. Masa mula-mula dulu nak ber-cloth diaper, hubs tanya me, “Awak larat ker nak basuh banyak-banyak?” Itu dulu, dan sampai sekarang hubs tak pernah melipat cloth diaper lepas angkat dari jemuran. Hubs cuma tukang masukkan dalam mesin basuh, kalau bukan me buatlah dan tukarkan lampin. Tapi, kalau nak tahu, sekarang ni bila me nak beli cloth diaper kena tanya hubs dulu. Bukan sebab wang ringgit yang difikirkan tapi design! Kang kalau corak atau warna tak berkenan, banyaklah ngomelan yang tak sedap didengar dari dia. Hehehe…see? Dia pun dah ‘involve’ dalam dunia cloth diaper ni dan dia pun suka tengok bam bam anak bongsu dia funky-licious! ekekekek..

So, kalau alasan-alasan macam yang kat atas tu antara penyebab anda tak nak ber-cloth diaper, mari chit-chat ngan me dan mari me tukar pandangan anda yer. Rasa nak bangga sikit, boleh tak? Okay, just nak beritahu, ada kengkawan telah pun bertukar ke cloth diaper setelah sekian lama baca my sharing on cloth diaper kat chatterbox ni. Malah ada yang dah jadi penjual cloth diaper pun. So…kalau anda nak tahu lebih lanjut, marilah hadirkan diri pada hari Ahad ni bersamaan 8 Ogos di Wisma Bling Lustre pukul 4 petang.

Ini ada sedikit peek on my preparation side….

Semua tu sebahagian daripada cloth diaper yang anda boleh lihat, malah pegang nanti yand didatangi daripada pelbagai rupa, dibuat daripada pelbagai fabrik dan fungsinya berbeza-beza. Telah dipinjamkan oleh seorang kawan yang sangat arif pasal cloth diaper. Itu baru sedikit, belum campur collection from yours truly. Nak cerita pasal apa? Setakat one-size cloth diaper tu dah common, kan? Apa kata kita kenal pula apa itu Fitted Diaper, AI2, AIO, Cover, Prefold, Hybrid, Flip Diaper dan kenal pelbagai jenis insert, apa itu soaker, liner, booster dan macam-macam lagi. Peningkah? Once you see it yourself, you won’t anymore.

See you there this Sunday. Anything, check kat stickt post tu ya….

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August 4, 2010 Posted by | Adore CLOTH DIAPERING, Hanz in Meet-Gather | 20 Comments

Why I believe in Homeschooling (Part 2)

Have you read the first part? If not, click HERE, please.

I am neither getting on to school-bashing nor trying to change the education system for that is a long and tedious process, that is better left to educational experts.

In retrospect, I could recalled how our parents approach education in economic terms, meaning landed a well-prospect career and concerned about getting a job with their certificates so that they could earn comfortable salaries to live a comfortable life. Occupation like doctors, lawyers, engineers and teachers , just to name a few are the noted popular among children,.When we ask little kids what they want to be when they grow up, those jobs are among the answer. I am one of those cookie-cutter children and still remember it very well that my kiddies ambition is to become a doctor. I want to rebel. I want my boys to change the answer when this very same question thrust to them. I want the answer to be, “I want to become a well-rounded person :academically intelligence, emotionally sound and morally in tact” OR simply “I want to be valuable in whatever I am doing in my life”

As a parent, we want the best for our children, right? I believe in my two boy’s potential and I also know it very well in what areas they lack. For things that each of my boys are lacking, the approach would be different and it cater to their needs. For things they excel, I simply polish it up, make it shines and keep on shining.Hubs and me have to trust our children and listen to what our hearts tells us and let our intelligences guide us along this journey.

I must admit to homeschool is not an easy task. This decision was thoroughly thought with much weighing on the pros and cons between me and hubs.The choice that we make would be evaluated from time to time.

When I finished reading about homeschool by Malaysian family (even still halfway) of Chong Wai Leng’s book, Learning Beyond Schooling, I was excited with all the activities and the ideas that I can line up for my boys. You see, we set the pace, the environment, the tools and in fact, we would become the learner as well. A lot of my friend’s who has been homeschooling told me that they learn as well from their children. Likewise, there’s an old saying that goes, The best way to know you excel in that particular skills is to teach it back.

Besides, there’s one skill that I think most of you would agree with me that our national educational system is lacking. Producing the next generation with creative thinking and problem-solving mind. I would say, it’s been ages that the lesson that took place was too exam and grades oriented and not much on hands-on or acquiring knowledge and skills as much as experiences involved. Too spoil and the current generation especially the fresh graduates are spoon-fed. This mindset and attitudes more or less could be associated with how the education system has been going on. That’s why we can see the increase number of unemployed graduates.It needs changes or else the alternatives that we have is for you as the parents to be involve and to take an active part on how you want to mold your children.

I shall be chatting more and more about homeschooling. Perhaps my next chat I would do a bit of sharing on what homeschooling is all about since I received a lot of inquiries on this.

Hanz’s : InsyaAllah, I would create another blog that specifically about homeschool by yours truly.

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August 3, 2010 Posted by | Adore HOMESCHOOLING, Lifestyle on Parenting | 1 Comment

What’s up, Hanz?

Boy, I am so terribly busy nowadays..that’s what I’m about to tell. Workload increases but new responsibility just took over, it would take me sometime to get the hang of it. And, once pro sure can accomplish new responsibility in a jiffy!

Looking back, these what I have been up to these couple of months till recently….

  • Personal Blog Makeover
  • Blogshop Makeover & Adding more items
  • The New You Giveaway accepting participation just ended
  • Bamboolite Cloth Diapers Group Buy just settled

And, what I will be up to next…

  • The New You Giveaway reviewing, judging & soon to send prizes
  • Just around the corner Cloth Diapering Chit-Chat
  • Homeschool Preps bit by bit

And this weekend, on Saturday we will be attending Parenthots Family Day. Anyone else is attending? Then Sunday is my event, the Cloth Diapering Chit-Chat.

Oh, Ramadhan is very nearby and I must say that departmetal store, hypermart and shopping complexes are exaggerating on their current Hari Raya theme display. The Ramadhan is not even there yet but its the final celebration that people been looking forward. It’s pretty sad because with this wrong message transmission especially having been witnessed by youngsters, we tend to forget the true spirit of’s the fasting deeds that matters most but people think more what to buy Hari Raya especially clothings, cookies and home decos.

It is up to you to think what matters most. To me, I have stuff to prioritise and making blog walking nowadays not so frequent as it used to….

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August 2, 2010 Posted by | Hanz on Random Matters | 5 Comments