Friday, July 25, 2014

My New Favourite Photo Editing Application : Cameran Collage

Cameran Collage is my favourite app of the moment. :D

They have lots of pretty stickers for me to choose from..
Sometimes I use too many of them at the same time. :P

I like that I can rotate the photos, crop them into certain shapes and also easily bring a photo to the front if I want it in front of another photo. There's a wide range of backgrounds for me to choose from too. :D

Been putting blogging aside because I'm too lazy to edit photos on my laptop.
I can't switch on my laptop without baby climbing all over me and asking me to let her watch Elmo..

Now that I have this wonderful app..
cheng cheng cheng cheng~~

YES! I can finally blog more often!

I can post many photos at once without fearing that it's going to make my post long and boring!
Even if the subject (me) is boring at least the stickers are cute right? :P

Been playing with the app for about a month now and it's been kind to me so far.
Will post more photos whenever I have free time~ :D

Thursday, July 24, 2014

I'm 26 years old and I have diabetes.

Been wanting to blog about this issue for a while.. So here goes..

I was diagnosed with diabetes during a health checkup about half a year ago (in 2013). This is about a year after I've give birth to my little one (2012).

The interesting is, I always thought I was eating quite healthily. I didn't eat much cakes and deserts. Even if I have chocolate it's like once in a blue moon and it's usually dark chocolate.

My diet in the past 2-3 years was actually really healthy as compared to the days when I was married to work (irregular eating hours, skipping meals, junk food every other meal). Since I started planning for my baby in 2011, I had lots of veg and fruits. I drank lots of soup. I cooked at home most of the time and cut down my fast-food intake from almost every other day to around once a week or even less!

So what happened???

I have family history of diabetes so I was quite calm when I found out but I really regret not reading up about it way before. You'll know why in a bit..

So I found out I've diabetes, now what?
I was advised to see a doctor and get my blood tested every 3 months, I'm not at a very serious stage so I don't have to get insulin jab or take any medication. I just have to control the sugar level in my body by eating right and some exercise.

I choose to get a doctor at the polyclinic since this is going to be long term. I've been tested a few times and they mentioned that my cholesterol is on the high side (if I didn't have diabetes it's actually consider average.) I duno how to explain this but the slip they gave me show me it's average but doctor says because I have diabetes I have to keep it below average (as low as possible)..

If I was me a few years back I would probably not go to see a doctor at all (blood test every 3 months!) but at this moment I know my health is very important, especially if I want a 2nd kid I need to make sure I'm healthy enough for one.. 

Other than the tests every 3 months, I get my eyes and legs checked once a year. I see a dietician and doctor every 3 months and a care manager around once a year. The first time I saw a dietician, after describing my daily food intake we found my issue. I was taking in too much carbohydrates! The amount of rice I take in is consider alright but when I have sandwich I have like 4 slices which is double the amount I should be eating.. There were too much other carbohydrates in my food, (food that I though that it's considered veg so I could indulged in) e.g. Potato, carrots, yam, sweet potato, tomato, corn, beans, turnips, etc.. I use these to cook soup and I eat them with my rice but I also unknowingly take in far too much carbs..

Seeing a dietician I suddenly feel enlighten. :P Then I found out that I was eating too many servings of fruits. When I was pregnant I wanted my baby to have lots of nutrient so almost everyday I have like 3-5 servings of fruits after lunch!

Being diagnosed with diabetes wasn't something I planned or what so I was completely lost. The care manager at the polyclinic went through briefly with me regarding the symptoms and what can happen to my body.. that's when I felt so blessed to have done the health checkup!

I've 2 symptoms which are constant hunger and constant tiredness! I'm so tired that I often snack on food to keep awake, I am also always hungry and I keep eating.. If I didn't do the health checkup I would never have known about my health and would continue to eat and feel tired and hungry all the time.. Which would be a very bad cycle....

Wow. I'm finally done with this long and boring entry. hahas.
Just want to record down what I know. If you have diabetes too wanna shall your secret of keeping your blood sugar constant? :)

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Internet is a life saver : Mummy's woes.

So yesterday I found this on my wooden floor!

I normally keep my permanent markers on the table, away from my child.
(yes I know it's toxic luh, no need to go all self righteous on me k..
^ me being paranoid.)
Now I guess I have to keep it on a higher shelf..

Decide to google on the solution and was hoping that it will not be too difficult..
and I chance upon this post..

Was a little sceptical about it, decide to try it out nonetheless as toothpaste is like the most readily available item I have. :D

1-2mins later (a bit of scrubbing using a dry cloth).. and it's almost all gone!

If there's no internet I would probably have to like go to those diy shops and look for special solutions or stuffs like that to remove the stains/marks.. :P

oh well. so now you know..

To remove permanent marker from wood floor, you can use toothpaste and scrub it a little. :D
It's like magic in my eyes to see the ink disappearing.. :P

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Friday, March 28, 2014

Bad Experience with AirPak Express

Anyone who shops online would have experienced or at least heard of some encounters with shipping or delivery companies.

Up till recently, my worst experience was with VPost for a parcel from US, but I've learned my lessen and will not go through them anymore.. but.. this week.. I just had one of the worse experience from AirPak Express. It's so bad that I have to blog about the experience. hahas.

I ordered some items from Taobao and opt for delivery to my house. From tracking it shows that the parcel reached Singapore on 23rd and is clearing customs.

On 26th March, 12.34pm I received an sms to say that they will deliver that day and ask me to stay home. I was out for lunch and rushed back home to wait for delivery. As I need to go out for dinner, I requested for delivery company's contact number and my parcel number from china shipping company's staff, at 3.35pm I called the company to confirm at what time will they deliver as I need to go out for dinner later that night. A lady mention that it will be before 6pm, so I waited.. Till 6.15pm, still no sign of delivery man.

On 27th March morning I checked their online tracking system and it shows "Not Delivered - Adverse Weather". Well, there was some drizzle yesterday but maybe they meant some other place.

Around 12.36pm I decide to give them to call to check what happened and if they are on their way to deliver my parcel? The lady on the phone asked for my parcel number to check, and she claim that I wasn't around yesterday and the parcel is in the warehouse. I mentioned that I was home till 6pm but there was no delivery, and how come their company doesn't give notice for non-delivery, that's when she suddenly mention that she need to go warehouse to retrieve my parcel to check, but before she check, she mention that they cannot do delivery that day anymore. I was naturally irritated cause I needed the parcel quite urgently, which is why I choose to have my items flow in by air mail instead of going through my usual shipping method. She took my number and promise to call back in around 10mins.

She called back and told me that their driver's van broke down so he took the parcels back to the warehouse. (I actually wanted to ask her, if the van broke down how did the driver bring back the parcels, but that's not my concern, I just want my parcel goddamnit.) So anyway, since it's clarified that it's their fault (no apologies from them), she carried on to tell me that their drivers are all out for delivery and they have no more drivers to delivery my parcel. The earliest that they can deliver would be the next day, when I tried to confirm with her if it'll be in the morning cause I really needed them in the morning, guess what's her reply? "We cannot confirm, we are getting a replacement driver and we don't know what time the replacement driver is reporting to work".  My mind literally went WOW!

Since I desperately needed the items, I told her I will send someone down to collect the parcel and asked if she can provide the address. She gave me an address in a rush and ask me to check their website for the full address, followed by saying that they closes at 6pm but will have people there till around 6plus 7, and will need to call them before 5.45pm if we are collecting slightly after 6 as they will not pick up any callas after 6pm. Interesting thing is, throughout the whole episode they were not apologetic at all!

Much love to TaQbin. Within short notice, they send someone to collect from Airpak office before 5pm and have it delivered to me on 28th early morning. Yes, today morning. Hee.

I have paid for delivery to their client (taobao shipping company), so technically I'm a customer too, and this is how they treat a customer... If I didn't get their number from their client to call them, does that mean they will not bother to inform me of the hiccup and wouldn't arrange delivery with me at all? Poor service is one thing, but being irresponsible is totally another thing!

So anyway, other than ranting here, I have written a feedback to the shipping company, hopefully the next time if I really need to fly my items here, they will not use such irresponsible delivery company.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

19th March 2014

❤ Finally got a gym ball after many weeks of procrastination. :P and baby loves bouncing on it at home. laughs until she have hiccups..

Since I got gym ball might as well get a mat too right? lol. I want a proper mat for me to do stretching at home, the bed is too soft, the floor is too hard. :P

❤ And finally found fuss free shoes for baby! Her current one is too tight for her now and even though it's our favourite, she's already wearing the largest size le. :( Went a few places and finally found a pair that's easy to wear and quite light weight too. Not cheap but as long as she is comfortable in them I think that's like really important?

❤ Got new shampoo and treatment after trying the sample from Samplestore. Another expensive product but bo bian my head too mafan.. this cannot use, that cannot use.. so when I find good product then got to buy lo.. honestly if I didn't get to try to sample I would never have purchased them.. hahas. $35 for 500ml, total damage $70.. lucky my hair not very long so I think can last half a year?

❤ The floral teapot is free de. Redeemed at Westgate cause spend above $180. :P

Okay, now some photos of my baby girl..

hahas. The End.