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Saturday, October 3, 2015

{sponsored} Friso's Experience More Together campaign.

Seems like the haze is set to last in the upcoming weeks or even months.
But not to worry, Friso Experience More Together campaign is back with a bigger bang for your buck, this time with a whooping play set all meant for the indoor-bound pants-on-fire kids!
Friso Experience More Together campaign


Ashton: having the ultimate crotch-clutching experience.

Doing gardening at home. I hope our dog Sky doesn't pee on the grass carpet!

Friso wishes to encourage parents to have special parent-child experiences by engaging in creative play with their little ones.
As such, Friso is giving away a Friso Experience Play Set worth $300 in their latest Experience More Together Campaign.
From 1 September 2015 to 31 October 2015, you’ll just need to spend $350 on any Friso participating products at participating retailers to receive the Friso Experience Play Set which includes a tent, a slide with a basketball hoop, two cushions, a storage box and a grass carpet.
The participating Friso products included in this promotion are Frisomum, Friso Gold Cereal and Friso Gold 2, 3, 4. It excludes all infant formula for 0-6 months.
There will also be a special Friso Experience Play Zone, located at several parts of Singapore! Parents are invited to take pictures with their little ones at the play zones where Friso ambassadors will be on-site to snap photos during the weekends!
Where are the participating Friso Play Zones till the end of October, you ask?

Sheng Shiong Woodlands 6A (old bus interchange) and Bedok 209 (first flagship).
***For more info or to REDEEM your FREE Friso Play Set, please visit:
To redeem your free play set, simply spend $350 worth of Friso products (excludes 0-6 mths infant formula) and upload a snapshot of your receipt on the link above.
Thank you Friso for the sponsorship again. It has been our pleasure working with you.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Kids playdate: Happy Mid-Autumn Festival 2015!

Hubby and I love entertaining guests in our humble home, and we are no strangers to hosting dinners to our family members and friends.
However, when it comes to hosting a dinner for children, this would be our first!
 Hello Kitty mooncakes for the girls
hello kitty mooncakes breadtalk mumzilla
Washing it all down with Chinese tea
chinese tea set

Some simple finger food which Hubby and I whipped up for the kids.

sg kids, sg50, mid-autumn festival
And it all started with Yakult. Cheers!

mooncake festival singapore chinese tea

Three beautiful Mummies :P

Legend of Mid-Autumn Festival
The story of Chang E is the most widely accepted tale regarding the moon and the origin of the Mid-Autumn Festival. It is said that in ancient times, ten suns existed and the extreme heat made people's lives very difficult. It was the hero Hou Yi, who, owing to his great strength, shot down nine of the ten suns. On hearing of this amazing feat and the hero who performed it, people came from far and wide to learn from him. Peng Meng was among these people. Later, Hou Yi married a beautiful and kind-hearted woman named Chang E and lived a happy life.

One day, Hou Yi came upon Wangmu (the queen of heaven) on the way to meet his old friend. Wangmu presented him an elixir which, if took, would cause him to ascend immediately to heaven and become a god/goddess. Instead of drinking the potion himself, Hou Yi took it home and presented it to Chang E to keep. Unfortunately, Peng Meng secretly saw Hou Yi give the potion to his wife and three days later, while Hou Yi was out hunting, Peng Meng rushed into the backyard and demanded that Chang E hand over the elixir. Knowing that she could not win, she took out the elixir and swallowed it immediately. The moment she drank it, she flew out of the window and up into the sky. Chang E's great love for her husband drew her towards the Moon, which is the nearest place to the earth on the heaven.

On realizing what happened to his wife, Hou Yi was so grieved that he shouted Chang E’s name to the sky. He was amazed to see a figure which looked just like his wife appeared in the Moon. He took the food liked by Chang E to an altar and offered it as a sacrifice for her. After hearing that Chang E became a goddess, folk people also offered sacrifices to Chang E to pray for peace and good luck. Since then, the custom of sacrificing to the moon has been spread among the folklore.
These days, I'm just thankful that my bunch of Mummy friends are those who are unpretentious, women who empower each other, not the type who like to put each other down by competing whose child is better behaved, smarter, has more accomplishments, etc etc.
Instead, we like to complain - it's our Mummy-coping mechanism.
So we complain about our children are so unfocused in school, like to have melt-downs in public, whiney, sulky, terrible kids...
Such horrible mothers we are!
 Hope your kids had fun this Mid-autumn festival!

Friday, September 18, 2015

[Sponsored review] Baby Looney Toons bed linen and comforter set.

Dear parents, if you have read my reviews on King Koil's Foss flakes pillows and bolster review, here is another post on bedding, this time for children!

Sleepwell.SG, the authorized distributor for King Koil, Style Master, and more, are in charge of bringing you quality sleep.
No effort is spared for your comfort, as we all know how important a good night's rest is.
Presenting to you their new and complete Baby Lonney Tunes bed linen series which is available on their website for purchase.
As a Co-sleeping parent, my children and I always share snatch bolsters and blanket with one another.
Therefore it's important to know how quality and comfy sheets and comforter will affect your sleep.
I've ever tried sub-par comforters only to wake up in the middle of the night in sweat so I end up kicking off the covers and snuggling back into them several times a night.

Sizes of the fitted bedsheet: Single and Super Single.
Material is Supreme Microsatin at 80TC per 10cm square.

I love the quilt design on the comforter. It's just the right amount of plush without being too hot especially for my kids who sleep with the fan instead of aircon.

I'm pleased to annouce that the good people at Sleepwell has some promo for Mumzilla's readers.

For purchase of their Baby Looney Tunes bedding (fitted bedsheets, pillow case, bolster case, and comfoter), readers are entitled to FREE home delivery with every purchase (it used to be min. purchase of $120 for free delivery) + a FREE pillow case worth $3.90.

If your purchase is above SGD$120, you will get an additional Pillow protector worth $25 FREE.

Head on to Sleepwell.SG website for the full range of Baby Looney Tunes bed linen for your children :)
Don't forget to use the code "MUMZILLA" for the PROMO~!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

[sponsored review] King Koil Foss Flakes pillow and bolster + Discount code at end of post =)

Hands up if you prefer your pillows and bolster soft, like me!
Hubby and I will never fight over our pillows because he prefers hard ones and me, cotton-candy soft fluffy ones.
I don't know how he does it but if I sleep on a hard pillow at night, I will wake up with a stiff neck the next morning >_<    #myChinesenameshouldbeZhenMafan
Luckily for me, King Koil has generously sponsored me 2 Foss Flakes pillows + 1 Foss Flakes bolster for review.
For your information, Foss Flakes comes in 2 types of hardness/softness: Firm or Soft.
So for the fairness of this review, I requested:
1 x Firm pillow (for hubby to trial)
1 x Soft pillow (for myself)
1 x Bolster (for myself)

Foss Flakes came at a very timely period and I cannot stop counting my blessings for King Koil's generosity because it's high time to throw out our old bedding.
(Warning: DISGUSTING photos to follow)

I've not done household chores for the longest time because I always leave it to my helper to change the sheets and once in a while to throw the pillows and bolsters into the washer to wash & spin.

When I wanted to throw away my old pillow and bolster, I was in for a nasty shock:
My old pillow was some memory soft gel one.

Sho dirty can? Alamak! To think I happily hugged all the germs and dirt to sleep at night.

Anyway, here's what I find about the King Koil Foss Flakes collection after using them for 2 weeks:

Ability to retain shape despite its softness:
I've ever used soft pillows which lose their shape and fluff after few weeks of use but King Koil's is just superb. It takes little to no effort to puff up at bedtime.
Comfort level:

This is subjective, varying from person to person. Hubby doesn't really like it because it's too soft.
But then again, he's the super fussy type, having tried goose down, memory foam, micro-gel etc etc, you name it!
He's got a tall order to fill.
 At $338 for 2, King Koil is priced among the highest, almost at the Tempur range.
However, if you're thinking of trying Foss Flakes, I have good news for you.
Just scroll down for more info :)


For Mumzilla's readers, you are entitled to purchase 2 of King Koil's luxurious pillows at only SGD$128!

Without discount, the UP is $338. If you do your math, that's more than a whooping 60% off discount!
Enter the code "MUMZILLA128" to enjoy this special offer, valid until 31 August 2015.
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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Blog Train: Small spaces at home.

Hi everyone!
I haven't done any personal posts for quite some time, aside from our traveling posts that is :)
This blog post is the last installment of Blog train series by a group of Singapore Mom Bloggers, entailing about how you make use of small spaces at home.
In land-scarce Singapore, the vast majority of us stay in high-rise apartments.
As we all know, children require so much s p a c e, I don't even know where to start.
Space for them to conduct their activities, space to park their vehicles (trikes, scooters, skates, ride-ons etc), space for their height-specific furniture (tables, chairs, bed, shelves).
Most importantly, children need lots of space for TOYS and BOOKS.
Here's a virtual tour of our humble home, a 3 bedroom apartment in a quaint little neighbourhood in the East of Singapore.
Adam has just turned 6 (2009 Ox baby) and will be going to Primary One next year - honeymoon's over, baby!
Ashton will be turning 3 in August (2012 Dragon baby). He is very much our last baby, which explains why most of the baby stuff like rocker and baby toys are still hangin' around.
I don't think I can ever bear to give his toys away! And when that day dawns, imma cry me buckets ;(
This is the children's Play Room, in which our helper sleeps.
The white IKEA shelf was a hand-me-down from my good friend, colleague, cum fellow mummy.
Right now, toys take up most of the space in this shelf, but I am trying to slowly build up their book and puzzle collection.

This brilliant calender clock is also gifted by the same friend who gave us the IKEA shelf :P
I feel extremely blessed that I do not have to go source for this because I know quality wooden toys are very hard to come by, and expensive.
In the background, the giraffe toy storage is used to keep all their nick nacks.
This, plus all those IKEA storage boxes on wheels. Oh gawd, one has no infinite idea how many things children have until one has real children of his/her own *shocked*

The boys' bedroom.


Just a little more info about me - I resigned and stayed home for 3 months when we first got our house keys.
Although I was a SAHM so-to-speak, there wasn't much staying-home to do, with all those calls and meet-ups with contractors, carpenters, landscape company etc.

Here are some ideas which I'd like to share with you:
1) If you can, source for your own contractors, carpenters, handyman, landacape company etc.
That way you'll save A LOT by striking off a middle-party known as Interior designers.

2) Don't be afraid to drop in on the construction works several times during the day.
I usually drop by to buy drinks, then buy lunch, buy coffee and tea for the workers. It makes them very happy. Happy workers = increased productivity on your freakin' home.
And also, don't be shy to ask for the extra layer of lacquer on your parquet, add another layer of silicone sealant around your sinks & bathtub, or to plaster-up that chipped corner.
Because you are nice and generous to them, they will be less likely to cut corners on you :)

3) If you have a balcony, which most new homes now do, consider making it a feature for the perfect wind-down relaxation after a long day at work.
We decked up the whole balcony and installed a koi pond which has seen been the centre of attention for kiddy visitors to our place.

4) Don't be afraid to get colourful, and who says boys can only have blue?
Colours such as green, neon pink, red, grey, navy, lime green, add cheer to the children's rooms.

5) Getting your house professionally cleaned before the big move-in is a lifesaver.

6) Packing is a pain in the ass, so do up your bomb-shelter shelves / storage cabinets FIRST thing before you move-in.
Trust me, once your boxes of stuff are unloaded from the lorry, you never want to unpack those barangs ONLY to pack them up the shelves later on all because you skipped this step in your moving enthusiasm.

In case you couldn't tell, I am quite the neat freak bordering on OCD and I attribute it as part of being a nurse :P
Hope you enjoyed reading!
This post is part of the Small Spaces blog train, which is hosted by Justina aka "Mum in the Making" (

Next up on this blog train is Libby, another fellow Mum-blogger.

Libby blogs at
She's married to her university sweetheart and OCD husband who thinks he does housework (and everything) better than her.
She is Mama to 15-month-old Sophie-Rose and runs a business from home selling handmade clothes and dresses.
Read about how she tries to reignin her innate dreaminess and messiness and finds space for her bub's overflowing clothes and shoes collection.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

My home garden: grow your own food.

Well you all know how much I love organic and natural stuff. Hubby calls it my organic sh*t.
I'm taking my organic sh*t to another level by channelling my inner Jamie Oliver and growing my own food.

I started growing some vegetables from seeds in our home garden when I realised what a huge balcony we have with so much under-utilised space.
I started out with capsicum seeds and before I knew it, small flowers started blooming which subsequently blossomed into round, colourful bell-shaped peppers we call Capsicum.
First try at gardening in 2013:

These photos were taken sometime in 2013. Fast forward 2 years to 2015, I'm still growing my organic veggies :)
In fact, I recently noticed some eggplants blooming in our home garden.
Initially, the seedlings had aphid and mealy bugs infestation (white, fluffy pests that suck the sap of your plants until your entire crop dies).
I mixed my own concoction of natural pesticide using Young Living essential oils - Peppermint, Lemongrass, and Thieves in white oil (bought from nearby Nursery).
I sprayed on the plants and totally forgot about them until recently Hubby noticed little bulbs budding from their purple flowers.
My plants are healthy and thriving indeed.

Even the Capsicum are doing well.

Source: Pinterest
Home gardening is actually not as difficult as you think!
All you need are trench pots, good soil, and seeds!

My veggies are grown on organic soil and compost, and fertilised with organic earthworm castings, and Young Living essential oils to prevent pests.
No GMOs/ harmful pesticides and ambiguous substances.
I like to know what goes into my food because the same food go into my children's bodies :)
 What about you?
* I'm a Young Living distributor and my member ID is: 1841945.