Tuesday, 22 September 2015

What's in my DIAPER bag?

This is a super long awaited post! Can't believe Mika is already 11 months old and now only I am writing what's in my DIAPER bag. Finding the right bag is hard, and even now I still don't really fancy my ZARA bag, but it's the best option for me now, wished it had a zip then it would be perfect.
So, back to the main topic.....


1. Diapers from Drypers for Mr. Poo Poo 
2. Pigeon Wet Tissues to clean Mr. Poo Poo
3. Extra onesie incase terkena Mr. Poo Poo
4. One piece of cloth to wipe his saliva or anything
5. Mika's favourite toys is a MUST
6. Mika's favourite book 
7. My breastfeeding cape 
8. Mika's water bottle
9. Mika's biscuit
10. My wallet and phone

What's not included in here?

This is what I learned from my MIL, to put a wet cloth in a tupperware so that we can wipe him clean after a meal or even when he's sweating! We don't really use the wet wipes on his face.

Sometimes we also pack his porridge along with some fruits in another tupperware, then our bag will be really full~ and trust me it takes time to prepare all of these! So normally I will have my bag ready with all the essential stuff which I wont remove, so that I can pack faster. For example 

1. Diapers from Drypers for Mr. Poo Poo 
2. Pigeon Wet Tissues to clean Mr. Poo Poo
3. Extra onesie incase terkena Mr. Poo Poo
4. One piece of cloth to wipe his saliva or anything

All these will normally be in the bag already, once used I will replenish it and keep the diaper bag in his closet. 

So, normally you will see the #flatlay of the items but this time I am going to show you behind the scene pictures as well

I took this advantage while Mika was sleeping and faster arranged everything and quickly snap some shots for this post.

Thank you Mika for being a good model and not waking up, or else I will not have the time to do this

One of Mika's favourite book, Ping and Polo! It has 4 sets all together and we managed to find 2! Thank you Scholastic for helping us find this wonderful book which Mika adores.

This is one of Mika's favourite biscuit which can keep him quiet for a while, hahahahahah! But he eats it really fast! SIGH! Any mommies out there can recommend anything which he will take some time to finish?

Mika napping in his room

One of my favourite BUYS of the week! LOVE LOVE LOVE this OPPS blocks which I found in Robinsons. I ended up having more fun compared to Mika who only knows how to chew on it 

More colourful book and yes I am a fan of Eric Carle, the author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. It was one of the very first book that I bought for Mika while I was still pregnant. I read to him almost every night, and not forgetting GOOD NIGHT MOON, which is recommended by Sheena. 

New books of the week! Thank you Scholastic for the amazing gift to Mika. We were so excited when unboxing this gift! You can't get enough of books! 

Some new toys which I bought for Mika from Toys R US! His birthday is next month and we are going with the JUNGLE theme! So all of this figurines will be on top on his cake!

I've already started planing his party like a month ago. I was always on PINTEREST, trying to figure what's the most suitable theme for his FIRST party and came to the conclusion with the JUNGLE THEME. At first we wanted the F1 Car theme but Mika is too young for it so we decided to keep it for the coming years. We also love the NINJA WARRIOR theme which my brother in law showed us a video but Mika is still young, so we decided to keep it for the coming years as well.

So I guess it's pretty much settle for his 2nd and 3rd birthday theme party ? Hehe

So yeah! I am very excited for his first birthday party! The dress code is Your Spirit Animal, we will be sending invites soon. For this whole month I will be busy DIY-ing some deco and have to start ordering cakes, cupcakes, cake pops and many more! So many things to do, so little time!

Wish me luck :)



Monday, 7 September 2015

11.5 things that I learned from being a mom

A baby will change your life forever. Some say that you will get your life back when they leave for college. Wrong. ( Well, at least for me ) I can imagine myself at 50 years old, sipping wine in the living area thinking how is my son, what is he doing? Is he safe? Sounds like a paranoid mother right?

YES, because we have the RIGHTS to be PARANOID! Now I truly understand why all moms are like that.

We gave birth to you, we nurture you till you are able to stand on your own. We put so much effort and love. So, when your mother calls you on your mobile, you better answer! 

Back to the main topic, here are 11.5 things I've learnt from being Mika's mother :

1. I shop more for my baby than yourself.
    True, I stop shopping for myself when I am at the mall, I only head to H&M and UNIQLO to look at baby clothes. I will only shop when my parents are around to help take care of Mika or I shop online when Mika is asleep.

2. I smell like Chanel x Breastmilk
    Yup, if anyone of you is wondering, that's my perfume at the moment. My milk comes out every 4 hours and will leak out. A few times when I forgot to wear the breast pad, it overflows and you know how it ends. So embarrassing! 

3. I gave Mika the iPad in exchange for quiet time for at least 20 mins. 
I used to think that I will never ever ever let Mika play the iPad but now I take it back. I surrender. I need my 20 mins of doing nothing and just not think of anything. That's my zen moment. He always wants us to carry him when we are eating, so I just on his favourite music and then we can all eat in peace. 

4. Toilet time is my luxury time. Peace and quiet. That's when I check all my social media stuff.

I miss going to work and do what ever I want according to my time, now my work time depends on baby's time LOL, I can only work if he's asleep or a quick iPad run.

6. I got not enough time!!!
 Sometimes when I thought he's already asleep and that I can do my chores or work, he just wont let go of my nipple ( I breastfeed my baby ) and trust me, the shape is very very different now -_-||| Yes, I got bigger boobs but the nipple is also like XL size and the worst part is uneven boobs! WOAH!!! Madness. I wanna wear a nice dress also cannot, I'll have to make sure I have a push up bra with no wire cos if there's wire, it will clog up all the breastmilk and it would be hard as rock. No joke, it's really painful.

7. You will remember all of your baby's TOY SONGS!
Yes, it will stuck in your head! Mika has a lot of toys which has songs and music in it, and trust me.. by the end of the day, you can automatically sing it all during your shower, when you are getting ready to go out, or when you are doing NOTHING! LOL

8. We need to find all the lifts in the shopping mall. 
Yup, it's like a stroller meet up point. Bye bye escalators.....

9. Breastfeeding is really tiring. When I was preggers, I told myself that I will do it for 2 years.
 I take it back. I think 1 year is good enough! It is so exhausting, I don't know how moms do it for 2 years. I am weaning him off when he turns one in October. There were times where I will just stare at the FORMULAs at the grocery store. Blank stare, dazed and confused. Then I will walk away and tell myself, few more months left.. few more months left :)

10. Patience is you best friend, and so is the iPad. 
Baby will make the house messy, scream and cry at you to test your patience but mostly will reward you with a smile after. 

11.  After all the headache/ torturous night your baby gave you... you know you will do it all over again when they smile at you.

11.5. No, I am not pregnant. 


Sunday, 30 August 2015


It's been a while since I posted anything about fashion. To be honest, every since Mika came to my life, I shop less for myself and more for him. I do miss shopping and styling, I do miss having a styling job too but I cant do it because the hours are just too long and I can't leave Mika as I am breastfeeding him. Hopefully soon, as I plan to wean him after he turns one year old.

Anyways, back to #OOTD.

Got this TOP from #FASHIONVALET #FVOOTD #LOVEit ! I actually saw it in their Instagram and I really wanted it, so I actually went to their POP UP store in Bangsar Village 2 to try their sizes.
Got this in XS as it's quite huge. Plan to also wear this for my KOREA trip this November, during Fall to keep me warm and fuzzy.

Leggings from TOPSHOP which I bought many many years ago. Sunnies from TOMFORD and lastly my new boots from MELISSA! It's my new favourite from their MELISSA STAR WALKER FALL WINTER 2015! 

Once you have a statement shoe, it's actually easier to get dolled up. Everything that you gather will automatically look amazing once you have a statement piece in your ootd. This Star Walker is also super comfortable ( Everyone knows Melissa shoes are super soft and comfy ) and it kinda reminds me of my childhood during the 90s, my Spice Girl era where platform shoes were so in because of them. 

I can see the 90s fashion is back, especially with the A Line jeans skirt and the infamous neck band that every youngsters are wearing now. I was shocked to see that my time trend is now back, which means I am getting so much older, lol. Back then when I was wearing it, people used to teased me... some even commented it looked like a dog collar and ever since then I stopped wearing it. I guess people are more mean and less fashionable back then. 

We all know that the bell bottom jeans/pants are in trend now, you can see me wearing it every day to my tuition class back in 2000. Then the hyped stopped when the skinny jeans were in and I remembered clearly that time I told myself I ain't wearing bell bottom anymore! but.. now... hahhaah, I am looking for one high waisted piece. LOL. I SHOULD HAVE NEVER SAY ANYTHING! Because it has now come back to bite me. So yeah, I am looking for one high waisted bell bottom but the flare must be a smaller, not too big. Do not confused this with a PALAZZO pants, which is looser. 

The PALAZZO cutting/fabric which I love 

The high waisted bell bottom which I am looking for

images source from Pinterest

Since today is holiday ( HAPPY NATIONAL DAY, MALAYSIANS ) I am off shopping with the family for our Seoul trip! Ciao~

Hopefully to score a nice pants and winter clothes


Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Hello Cleansui!

I've always love to share something good or nice in my blog whether its a story, a service or a product. I get many emails from clients asking me to blog about their product or services but sometimes I reject them because it's not suitable for my lifestyle or taste. Yes, I am very particular about sponsorships. I believe that my readers have the same taste as me, or else they wont be reading my blog right?

So when I received an email from CLEANSUI, I was very happy. 


In my own terms : Water filter from Japan, by Mitsubishi group. Use in Japan for over 30 years.

Why I like it ?

Housewife answer : Affordable and clean water is really important.

It's that simple.

If you want to know more about it, you can read it here : http://www.cleansuimalaysia.com as I don't have to type all those long informations whereas you may read it from there.

I have been testing this product for a month and now only I am writing my review about it. Yeah, I take my sweet time to taste the water and see how it suits my lifestyle. 


My answer is...


 simple yet stylish

I guess it was because I was so sick of water filter products. I had one in my Sunway home but it gave me too much trouble. Firstly, its expensive and secondly, always got problem. My home in Taiping also we use the same brand as the Sunway home and my dad finally decided the best it just to boil water as the trouble was too much.

Yup, I called my dad right away after talking to Kevin, the representative of Cleansui Malaysia.

I was just asking him about our old water filter and whether if he still uses it and how much was it.

As usual, it cost a bomb. It's somehow natural that when we think about WATER FILTERS, it's gonna be expensive. Agree? 

Cleansui is somehow different. The water filter that I am using cost only RM 829.

Affordable right? Especially for new families like us.

When I first move in to Mont Kiara, we have no water filter. I was just boiling everyday. 

no more hassle of boiling water

Then when CLEANSUI came to the picture, I was like WOOOAHHHH, how come I didn't get this earlier? Affordable and I don't have to boil water everyday. LOL

Kevin came to install for me right away but my kitchen tap wasn't compatible as it's square shape, so we had to place it in my toilet. 

Kev told me that this is Designer tap LOL

I told Kev that maybe I should get a new water tap so that we can install it.

But he told me this : Mich, I think you wont change it.



Super #WIN right?

Do you know they also have a water filter for face and also a shower head?

I was like WOW! I told him many time that I am amazed.

I was even more amazed after watching this video and he also demonstrate later in my house :

As you all know, my sister just moved back from Singapore and is currently living with me while she waits for her new house to be done. She is a scientist by profession.

So when she came home, I was telling her about this amazing product which I just installed.

Quickly ( she being a scientist, asked me some questions about Fluoride) which leads me to messaging Kev to ask about it.

His replied was fast and even show me the facts. My sister was impressed and she is now going to get one for her new house as well!

She now comes to my room everyday to wash her face hehe...

I remember my brother Cavin told me that if a house doesn't have any water to drink, that's the shittiest place to live in, even for a day. He also advise me that the sink must always be clean and dry, free from water or else bacteria will grow. Since then, I always make sure that my house have water to drink and that my sink is always dry. Thanks Cav for the tips! 

So yeah, I have been testing CLEANSUI water filter for a month now and I am very happy with the results :) It's always good to share an amazing product :)

Here's the link if you want to purchase it with FREE DELIVERY:

You all might also be skeptical on why the PRICE IS AFFORDABLE? 
It's because CLEANSUI does not spend on commercial advertising, and everything has to be purchased via ONLINE only.

What you need to know about CLEANSUI water filter that I am currently using :

* Q601E Table Top
Membrane Filter

* Having the highest quality
of water at only RM

* 8000 liters of filtered
water capacity
(approximately for 18
months of usage)

* Simple self installation
(save the installation fee)
(no tools needed)
(anyone can do it)

Cheers to air kosong! :D


Friday, 31 July 2015

Face Reading

For all females, beauty is everything. Everyone wants to be beautiful, now even some males wants to look good ( ok, maybe more than some :P ) They said beautiful people tends to be more lucky, they get promoted faster, higher paychecks as the Eastern believes that beauty is one of the factor to success.

I had this privilege to attend a workshop at Sloane Clinic located at Pavilion Beauty Hall and had my face read by professional face reader, Miss Cindy Chew from the renowned Soleil Trinity Resource where they specialize in Tarot Card reading, Bazi consultation, Palm and Face reading and Feng Shui consultation

 with Cindy and Kim

I’ve got some tips for you all on face reading, be sure to go to the mirror now and examine it!

Don’t worry if what you read said something negative about your face, because we have a solution.

They said that facial features that denotes the good fortune are the same as the ones that adds to the face’s aesthetic appeal.

Sloane clinic will be sharing some simple tips and tricks on how you can enhance your looks using non invasive aesthetic treatments to improve your personal life, career, marriage, and so on.

Are you in front of the mirror yet? Let’s get started

  1. Sunken Temples, Bony Forehead, Forehead Lines
Generally speaking, a smooth, full and broad forehead without visible marks (including lines and scars) foretell good fortune and a smooth-sailing career. With the presence of flaw in this Fortune House, it may refers to possible problem in health, distressful relationships or money trouble.

Tip to fix the problem: Fraxel Light helps you eliminate etched-in wrinkles, pigmentation and scars in exchange for a smooth complexion – paving your way to good fortune, a glowing career and marital bliss. Voluma High Definition Lift , on the other hand can give sunken temples an instant boost safely and virtually painlessly for a loving marriage, as well as a fresher visage. Botox can also be used to smooth out frown lines.

2. Eyes
Broad brows and upper eyelids that open up to long, sparkling clear eyes bring luck to your real estate and material endeavours. However, deep frown lines and creases between the eyes or across your nose bridge are signs of a stressful, worry-filled life that might be complicated with ill-health.

Tip to fix the problem: These problems can be easily fixed with a quick and simple BOTOX® treatment. Thermage is a non-invasive radiofrequency treatment to smooth out crinkles, tighten lax, hooded lids and open up your eyes to youthful vitality, radiant health and bright financial outlook.

3. Nose
The third wealth spot of the face is the nose – and this is the most widely known feature of the face that most of us know impact one’s fortune. This is deemed a yin spot and it signifies one of the rivers of the face. The rounder and fleshier the nose looks, the better is the wealth luck indicated. Nostrils should not be too small nor too large. The nose must look balanced and smooth. Spots – white or black and including moles – are seen as obstacles (mole on nose is a major sign of misfortune!). The Chinese always regard a big nose with some indulgence, no matter how out of place they look in the overall face.

Tip to fix the problem: Consider natural fillers on the nose bridge and tip to enhance the height and definition of the nose. Fillers can also smoothen any existing bumps on your nose which are said to signify obstacles in your life. Use cosmetics such as a highlighter to make the top of the nose look clear, bright and luminous. When the bridge of your nose is high, clear and luminous, it suggests a life of affluence and comfort. Use concealer to hide blemishes or spots as spots suggest blockages to your money luck.

4. Short or No Chin
The Popularity House in your jaw represents and dictate your relationship with colleagues and the younger generations, where a round and full chin speaks of your popularity among the people that are around you. If it tapers off sharply, or appears bony and crooked, it would mean the otherwise where you are normally less popular. In fact, you might have to prepare to support yourself in old age. A receding chin also indicates a weaker-willed personality.

Tip to fix this problem: This is actually quite straightforward - chin implants can help augment a weak and receding chin. Or to you prefer something of a lesser hassle, consider chin enhancement using natural fillers to give your wealth a vital boost.

There are so much more information regarding your fortune from face fortune reading, including facial line, pigmentation on the face, cheek and the rest. If you are interested, you can head over to Sloane Clinic’s website to have a read or even better, drop by Sloane Clinic to have your face read and ask what kind of aesthetic treatment can help in improving your overall fortune!

Hope this tips from Miss Cindy Chen and the solutions from The Sloane Clinic will help you to enhance your life better. Basically, by using a fusion of science (aesthetic treatments) and art (face reading), they aim to share with us more on how to bring our face closer to the beauty ideal and also fulfill our destiny’s potential.

Interesting read right?

They also read some famous celebrities faces:

I too, had my face read.

My face has acne scars ( holes ) and my dark circle is really bad. This indicates that my womb is weak according to Miss Cindy Chen and of course scars is a not a good thing to have on the face. She did also mention that my life will be better after I hit 30 years old, which is next year! YAY! After my birthday, I better have more luck.

She also mentioned that your face changes everyday, you need to work hard and not depend on your face read only.

They also have multiple programs which you can choose to improve your face :

For more information, you can visit their website : www.thesloaneclinic.com

Thank you so much for having us!

The Sloane Clinic has two branches in Malaysia
Pavilion branch

Lot 7.02.04, Beauty Hall, Level 7,
Pavilion Kuala Lumpur,
168 Jalan Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: (603) 2110 6488

Beautifying Hours:
Mon - Sun 10am - 9pm

Bangsar branch

79 Jalan Maarof, Bangsar,
59000 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: (603) 2288 1788
Beautifying Hours:
Mon – Sat 10am - 8pm
Closed on Sundays & Public holidays

Remember to take control of your face; take control of your life!


Tuesday, 21 July 2015


F  R  E  S  H    C  U  T

b y  Y v e s  
N u m b e r 76  S t a r h i l l

I am wearing FREYA Top by Mermaid Dreams which will be launch in early August! There will be High waisted and Low waisted 

It was pretty much a last minute decision to chop off my hair, I also invited my sister Lina and bestie Su Anne to the 76 culture! First timers gets 20% off! Hope they love their new hair do by Yves who just got promoted to Director not too long ago.

Special thanks to Samson for helping out, and I am so sorry if I was naughty hehe! He is such a comedian, don't remember me laughing to hard at a saloon! Great service as always.

Btw, doesn't Lina look gorgeous in her new hair colour, 
P I N K   B R O W N 

Some people think that we are twins, we are just one year apart. The reason why you don't see her that much cos she was based in Singapore but now she's back to Malaysia.

*  T h r o w s   c o n f e t t i  *

Gonna go pack for a mini holiday with the Ng family :) Read more about me at www.dayre.me/michiekins as I update that more regularly!


P H O T O G R A P H E D   B Y  M I C H I E K I NS   A N D   L I N A K I N S 


Monday, 15 June 2015

Mermaid Dreams

Mermaid Dreams is a swimwear line which Na Na and I created one year ago in a cupcake shop where we just talking about girly stuff, fashion and how much love we have for high waisted bikini, but during that time there wasn't much choices so we decided to create our own swimwear line. That is how MD come about. After half a year of sourcing for the right material in KL, Bangkok and Singapore, we finally found the right fabric which are imported from Japan. We also have the best tailor who helped us so make our  very own designs come to live! 

MD basically started in May 2014 but it got slowed down because I was pregnant. Everything was on hold as I was hit by bad morning sickness for months! But since Mika is 7 months old now, we decided it's time to restart again with our new collection called Mono Pop. 

What is Mono Pop all about?

"Introducing the Mono Pop Collection 2015 which breathes sporty and simplicity that captures that inner youthful and playful feminine in you. With Black and White dominating this season, we are also bringing in a splash of Blue. Our Electric Blue is truly electrifying and not forgetting our signature Tiffany Blue for this Spring Summer season. The versatility of design tops like Baby Doll, Marina and Luna allows them to be worn as sports bra so you can hit the gym with confidence and style! We have also been listening to all our fans out there and we are excited to announce that for this season, we are bringing in the low-waist (hipster) bottoms! High-waist bottoms are called LOVE and low-waist bottoms are called POP. "

We also designed a new luxurious range called Loire Lux, Loire meaning River in french. 

"Introducing Loire Luxe our new luxury line which embodies classical influences to timeless and elegant designs with an edge. There are three beautifully crafted one-piece swim wears that effortlessly creates that relaxed feminine chic beach lifestyle."

This round, we team up with Urban Decay for makeup, MM Productions for MUA & hairstyle, Poppylab.com for Jewellery, Country Victoria for beautiful flower and deco arrangements for the Mono Pop Collection 2015 photoshoot .

Here, we proudly present our latest collection which you can shop now at 

We also hosted a launch party together with Urban Decay at Palazzo Viva Bangsar, the new hip place to be! The truffle risotto is to die for!  

It was our first time hosting an event and we were so nervous as we've spent so much time making this event a dream come true. After a month of sleepless nights and stress but fun, finally the day arrived! We are so grateful for everyone who turn up and supported us. 



Special thanks to MMProduction for the MUA & Hair, Country Victoria for the amazing deco, Fotobox.com for the photo booth, Palazzo Viva Bangsar for the amazing food, Poppylab.com for the beautiful jewelry, Tony for the amazing event photos and not forgetting, our sponsor Urban Decay Makeups! 

Thank you Na Na, Sabrina, Lina, Ming, Victoria, Ching, Maverick and Wen Loong for making this day even  more special.

PS : Sometimes you may find me missing is because I was breastfeeding my son :P


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