Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Going Greener!

How much would you need to pay for all these below if you were to shopped for them in

RM50?  RM80?  RM100?

I paid only RM26.50 for all these goodies from BYOB Green Concepts!!

Best of all, I don't add more used bottles to our landfill. 

Let's stay green !

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Birthday & Mother's Day Getaway

We made a short getaway to Genting Highlands last week.
It was a perfect destination, less than 2 hours drive from home, 
to celebrate Isabelle's birthday, Mother's Day and stress-release day!
The best was the cool weather.  Great to escape from the heat in the city.

Made egg-sausage sandwich for late breakfast to eat during the journey.
Early check in at the hotel and check in was a breeze. Done within 5 minutes.
Probably because it was a weekday.

Was a little doubtful about First World Hotel's room.  
The last time I stayed here was almost 5 years or so ago and the Standard Room 
was really really tiny!
But the World Club Room took us by surprise.
Huge.  Clean.  New.

(Tips :  Rooms at Tower 2 are cleaner and new)


First World Hotel - World Club Room
The boss checking out the room
Checking out the wardrobe

Our little princess on the mini space shot
and looking relaxed!

Fly Fly Fly!!
Looking so happy!

"Mr Lion... be good"

The 'I-am-so-bored-and-sleepy' stare

On the carousel,
probably 5th or 6th round.

Trying to steer the car
View of theme park

Bonus - Breakfast served in World Club Lounge.
Peaceful and private.
No need to join the 'Great Wall of China' long queue at the cafe.

After meal smile

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Birthday Pictures

Just some pictures to share. 
Pictures taken from Isabelle's recent birthday celebration(s).
Yes, we celebrated it twice.

All dressed up for her first celebration

Thrilled with the birthday decoration and ballons
done by DS and bf.
What a sweet surprise!

Cupcakes for everyone

One of my favourite family picture

Time to blow the candles

2nd celebration
Actual birthday 8 May 2012

And she loves the cakes. Actually she loves the candle blowing more

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Our Girl is 3 Today!!!

Dear Isabelle,

Time flies so fast. It still feels like I just had you yesterday.
The memories, so fresh, so warm and overwhelming.  
It still makes me teary remembering the experience of carrying you in my 
belly for 9 months plus and the joy of seeing you coming into the world
on 8 May 2009 at 3.25pm.

Today, you turn 3 years old.  We are so thrilled for you.  So many things and events ahead of your life.  
It will be so fun to be 3, my darling. 
Learning and exploring more new things.
And we are so glad we will be part of all that fun, for sure!

Thank you for being the sunshine of our life and for bringing us so much joy and laughter.

Happy Birthday my precious baby!
You deserve nothing but the very best.
May God bless you with bubbles of joy, rainbows of health 
and tonnes and tonnes of wonderful things in life.
Mummy & Daddy pray that you will  
bring happiness to those who crosses your path.
Be happy, be healthy and be who God wants you to be.

Lots of Love,
Mummy & Daddy

May 2009
Welcome to the world!!
May 2010
1st Birthday
May 2011
2nd Birthday
May 2011
2nd Birthday
May 2011
2nd Birthday
April 2012
2 Going 3
May 2012
3 years old!
May 2012
Happy 3rd Birthday!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Being Green and Staying Green

How do you stay green?  DIY some home made enzyme?  Plant your own greens?  Recyling? 

In my previous attempt to be green and environmentally friendly, I sometimes fail and usually not consistent (though I am rather loyal with my tiffin carrier and very much against using those styrofoam when we 'tapau').  But I am always trying and looking for ways to minimise my 'failures'.  When BYOB comes to town, so much nearer to where I am staying, I felt so delighted!!  Finally, they opened up an outlet near my place.  I have heard about them but they operate so far away from our home and the thought of traveling such a distant kinda put of the idea of staying green.

But now that they are nearer, I have no excuses not to do my part.

I love their concept.  Bring Your Own Bottle and get them filled up with all the household cleaning products you need.  I no longer have to chuck away used bottles and feel guilty of polluting our already very much polluted environment. 

That's not all.  With this concept, we only pay a fraction of price we pay for products we can find from the store.  Not only it helps to keep our wallet smiling but takes care of Mother Earth at the same time. 

Come, say Hello to my new friends at home!

Laundry Detergent, Dish washing liquid, Pine Disinfectant Gel & Mop Shine

Innovatively creative Campbell Soup Can Lights at the Damansara BYOB outlet

I understand from the owner of this outlet that not all the products from BYOB Concept are entirely green but they are definitely plant based, biodegradable and they try to include as much natural ingredients as they possibly can.  It is said that IT IS in the company's pipeline that they are coming up with something 'really green' and ecofriendly. 

That is good enough, for now.  At least, we can stop stuffing the earth with plastic bottles.  So, save up your bottles from now on!

Here is what I thought about the products:

Pine Disinfectant Gel *FAVOURITE*
  • Has a little Dettol-ish smell.  To me, it smells 'clean' and refreshing in a way
  • Comes in gel and thick texture.  Dilute it with some water and it is good to go.
  • I mix it in my laundry, when I mop the floor and cleaning the toilet

Laundry Detergent
  • Blue coloured liquid.  Looks like Dynamo. 
  • Gives us very clean clothes.
  • Smells fresh!

Mop Shine
  • Really does what it claims!  Floor stays shiny and squeaky clean for days!!
  • Again, smells wonderfully fresh!

Dish washing Liquid
  • Gentle on my hands.  My ever so sensitive fingers stop acting up on me.  No more skin peeling off my ring finger.

What I want to try next :
  • Bleach
  • Scouring Cream
  • OMG Insect Repellent (I know, sounds outrageously interesting doesn't it???)

What can I do with used oil bottles and containers?
  • They are too greasy and too difficult to be cleaned for reusing purposes.  If anyone out there has any idea what to do with it, please share with me!  Thank you!

Till my next report on this green goodies and concept, do your part, take care of our mother earth while you keep your wallet happy and stay prettily green!!  You can make a difference for the sake of our next generation. 

Reduce . Reuse .  Recyle .  Refill