Wednesday, August 22, 2007

one word

I got Tagged from montessorimum
Where is your cell phone? in front of me
Relationship? Happily married for 8 years n counting ,blessed wth 2 lil princesses
Your hair? short
Work? “at home
Your sister? 3
Your favorite thing? internet
Your dream last night? my aunt
Your favorite drink? Coffee
Your dream car? don't have. Anything with wheels , engines and aircon will do
The room you’re in? upstairs
Your shoes? downstairs
Your fears? lizard
What do you want to be in 10 years? a wife n mom to 2 beautiful teenagers
Who did you hang out with this weekend? Family
What are you not good at? organizing
Muffin? nice
One of your wish list items? Laptop
Where you grew up? JKT
Last thing you did? nursing my 1 yo dd
What are you wearing? T shirt & shorts
What aren’t you wearing? shoes
Your pet? 2 dogs outside the house some where. And a turtle .
Your computer? dell
Your life? interesting
Your mood? happy and excited!
Missing? My mum
What are you thinking about right now? what should i do today?i completely forget...
Your car? no car. hiks
Your kitchen? spacious enough for me
Your summer? hot
Your favorite color? baby lilac
Last time you laughed?Indy said something funny just now.
Last time you cried? can't remember
School? great memories
Love? My family,hubby, friends.


Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Maya's stash

Finally I have the time to pull this together! I am a cloth diapers addict , oh YES I AM!
The purpose of this post is strictly for FUN! Specially for other addicts out there! :)
As being in this biz, I need to learn and try a wide variety of fabric, material, cutting, function that can work in Malaysia. I see it as "investment" in a pretty FUN way! LOL
As you can see on the left panel of my blog, there are also Maya pics in other cloth diapers.
But as you all know she is "the face of Drybees !" :)

Here u go , ENJOY!

Maya 11 months with Imse Vimse organic cotton fitted in medium setting.The left photo is my favorite , she looks so "angelic"there!

Maya 11 months with So simple cover over Imse Vimse OS fitted

Maya with Thirsties medium cover in melon over sherpa fitted.

Maya with minkee pocket

Maya with pink camo minkee wrap over DRYBEES bamboo onesize fitted

Maya in Kissaluvs colors!galore Size 1 in Melon. Maya is an average build baby.

Maya here with Drybees bamboo onesize fitted in Medium setting.
The bamboo fleece fabric is SOOO soft, comfy and soooo breathable! I can hold to this diapers forever!

And has a nice fitting too!

Maya in GADimals size large in purple & yellow microfleece. This is a FUZZY, soft! and a F.U.N.K.Y DIAPER!

In GAD pink princess and purple fleece in medium. My maid put this on her, so I dont really like the fitting here. Too loose!

This is a custom made with coral med wt windpro fleece with medium lavender snaps, and cow hide print suede liner inside. (sound complicated? LOL)No embroidery yet, but Mamma is up to that soooon....LOL. I enjoyed it so much to pick my own fabric and combination.

Monday, August 20, 2007


I got tagged from Sharine . If I can choose which one I would be?
After thinking....and reading allthingspurple 's tag, I am not SAHM and FTWM either. Maybe I am a PTWM or WAHM.
However the last one, got a "negative" review somehow.(wonder why)

I've been SAHM, PTWM and WAHM . Just to share:

When I was just married to my dh 8 years ago, I worked in Singapore, and still no children that time. After my dd born I become SAHM for 2 years. After that I become PTWM. I worked part time in shoes company ( some are big name like ninewest, romanni, etc....make me wanted to snatched all the shoes!!! )I worked 2 weeks in a row , to follow the quality controller from Italy, and then I will have 2 weeks off or so. When I went to work in the morning, Indy , that time was 2 years old , will screamed and cried! and begged me not to leave her. Hearted broken me...still needed to go to work early in the morning, and came back at 7-8 at night.

After that job , I still got weekend job as instructor for baby gym. I love it , because I worked 3 times a week, and I can bring Indy with me. Financially it was good also, since I can spent my salary for ME! hahaa...

Then during pregnancy , I be SAHM again for sometimes, until now.
I run a small online store from home. So is this consider PTWM? or WAHM?

So I choose to be either PTWM or WAHM, why:

1. It give me sense of independence but also It make me feel great as I still can be at home with my children. I do admire FTWM moms , where they can have a great carrier and manage to run household and take care of children too. But for me, to be with them , or keep an eye on them while working it is just a great BONUS .
So WAHM i think is good specially in my small biz , online store. But it is common people think since I am a WAHM, I dont have anything to do beside taking care of my online store. And blame me as WAHM for it. Of course her store can manage well.... (read: nothing to do at home, but waiting for orders only) LOL:) I hope I really have nothing to do and wait for order! :)
well whatever it is....I will try my best to correct this point a view. Being WAHM is not that easy. And I must be competent in both family and business issues. Family still my number one priority. And it is not easy to pack orders , make invoices with a 1 year old trying to open all cabinets and banging my calculator and throwing my handphone .:) or try this: when I must answer a customer's call regarding products issue, I must sound calm and assuring, while my dd hanging to my breast and refused to be put down to her crib :) and want me to walk her around the room while i am on the phone.!

2.Being a WAHM make me still connect to other world. And to THE "WORLD"...It make me do more research, make decisions, and it just make my brain going and thinking. I like challanges. And believe nothing good comes easily. All the other nasty things happen around my biz life are just nothing compare to the safety and the well being of my family. After being hit hard in biz life or just had another bad rumors days , or even low sales weeks and disappointed customers, to face all of this nasty things, and to see my lovely girls playing and laughing at the same time, make my problem seems lighter. While working in the office (as FTWM) surround by nervous adults seems to make the problem heavier.

3.I still be able to contribute to family financially. Not very much for now, or maybe none at all . As my e-store is still struggling with budget. But I can make re-stocking from with in, and grow slowly from there. I do hope one day , if I still can survive in this biz for another year or so,I will be able to support my family better.

Being a WAHM is not all good. It is hard to find time to do stuff properly, I never can find time to do re inventory weekly. The only time when I can work properly is when my dd are a sleep. Some times I just miss to b e SAHM, like back then in Shanghai. My activities was just luncheon meeting, do charity event, or shopping gathering, chit chatting.

Being a WAHM and run my own store sometimes can be upseting as well. Either I want it or not, to be on the game we must play the game correctly. So either be in it or out. This is issue for me as WAHM. I dont want to be hit and I don't want to hit either.I just want to protect my self, and concentrate on what I do best.

But being a positive person, I think I can handle to be a WAHM for some more times! :) and I am sure I will come up with more wonderful and great ideas!
whether you like it or not....:)

Now I got other problem! I don't have anyone to tag! I think they are all being tagged already
Chanel , care to share your story?
Angie I know you are busy and happy now...but want to know your point of view.

Here’s how it works:
1. So easy peasy, if you were given a choice, would you be a SAHM or FTWM? Just provide 3 darn good reasons.
2. Include your post link to the list below and Finally,
3. Tag another three mommies