Thursday, May 11, 2017

Loving Brown Rice with Nutribrown together with your love one

Today I'm going to share with you about brown rice. First and foremost what's brown rice and how does it benefits one? There's so many brown rice from different area around the world so let me share about Malaysia's brown rice :)

Brown rice’s health benefits have been known for thousands of years, starting in 2500 B.C. Brown rice is 100% whole grain where white rice is not. The Malaysian brown rice is so precious that it yields only 1% of China has and 9% of Thailand's brown rice production.  Brown Rice (whole grain rice), is a paddy seed that only its hard shell is being removed; and its inner protection layers that contain richer vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber are still intact. The most prominent feature of Brown Rice is the Germ; it is a complete seed with vitality. Brown Rice, compared with white rice, is much more time-consuming to boil, difficult to chew because of its rough texture but its health benefits are remarkable.

So why many turn into brown rice nowadays?

Dieticians and nutritionists are strongly recommending brown rice as an excellent source of all-round nutrition: manganese, magnesium, iron, selenium and the vitamins B1, B3, B6 and Vitamin E. Brown rice is a good source of dietary fiber, protein and gamma-oryzanol.

So what's the difference with the usual white rice?
White rice is high is high in calories and carbohydrate while low in all the healthy area and there's no Vitamin unlike brown rice.

There are more and more human turning into brown rices now aday because of all the healthy benefits it contains. There are 5 wonders of Brown Rice. 
  • It lower blood cholesterol
  • Promote Healthy Blood Pressure
  • Protect our heart
  • Improve digestive system
  • Lastly it help in weight control! That's why I'm drinking them now rather than drinking "Milo, coffee and etc" for my breakfast / tea break. You can even consume just before your sleep!

Thanks to Nutribrown, I'm able to try so many different flavors of Brown Rice. 

It's also very easy to bring around with me too as it's in those instant drink packaging unlike the olden style inside those "Metal Tin" 

NutriBrown revolutionized the modern way of consuming brown rice. Today, their company leads the world in innovation with high technology processing method that transforms the originally rough texture of brown rice into ultra smooth instant powder while retaining the natural vitamins and minerals of brown rice, which is inevitably the "King" of all grains.
They created multiple series of smooth and yummy NutriBrownRice™, providing a whole new experience to our taste bud, suitable across all ages. Brown rice is 100% whole grain, and NutriBrownRice™ is "My Whole Grain Need on-the-go" It's my new found love in the world of gourmet health drinks.

I was given 5 different flavours to try.
1: Original (No sugar added)
Suitable for everyone, especially those who are strict in low sugar diet. It contains inulin which acts as prebiotic to promote healthy digestive system. With prebiotic and being it sugar free, I add this into my son's milk formula as he is rather picky eater and has poor digestive system. After mixing with his formula for a few days, I noticed that his digestive has improved largely. It is mild yet delicious. Ideal for breakfast, teatime and supper. Inulin, a prebiotic fiber that is a natural component that occurs naturally in many plants, has also shown particular promise for Type 2 diabetes. A person with Type 2 diabetes who consumed 10 grams of inulin a day for two months had improvements in glycemic control and antioxidant levels.

As suggested: Please have a quick check with your doctor or dietician if you have a very specific diet requirement or chronic health conditions. 
2: Honey
100% natural floral honey sachets packed separately. Honey is a natural flavor! NutriBrownRice™ (Honey) is still categorised as a low sugar beverage even if you add in the entire sachet of floral honey. Honey promotes better sleep, boost memory and this is an excellent energy drink. It's a perfect match with brown rice. It's one of my favourite as recently I'm down with Asthma and I got many sleepless night (Insomnia). So I tried drinking the Honey flavours and it really did helps me sleep better. It doesn't taste sweet like honey though. 

3: Oat (With Soy Lecithin)

This flavors has some tiny chewy instant oat flakes & soy lecithin. If you dislike oat, try this brown rice + oats version instead, you will end up lovin' it like I do! I hated oats since I was children. I don't like the sticky sensation is has in my mouth. Therefore I was a little sceptical when I needed to try this. But to my surprise it isn't anything like those "Traditional" oats at all. Infact it's one of my favourite! P.S: Experts testify that Soy Lecithin improve brain memory, cardiovascular health, liver function and improve immune system. 😉
4: Original
This pure brown rice powder is produced with state-of-the-art American technology, contains no addictives, preservatives or artificial colouring's. Natural nutrients retained and nutrients absorption improved. The natural brown that it further motivate me to consume regularly. Suitable for all. This is also another one of my favourite!

5: Chocolate

This Contain iron & calcium, good for blood formation & bone health. because the main ingredient is brown rice instead of chocolate/malt, it doesn't cause "heatiness" to your body. It's more delicious and healthier than any other chocolate drinks which is ideal for children!

Over all the taste of Nutribrown are quite tasty but the smell when before you start drinking smell abit like medication :P haha. The texture is also quite smooth and easily dissolve if you stir well.

Nutribrown can be purchased in Cold Storage, Aeon Supermarkets, Sam’s Gloceria and Popular Bookstores. It is also available in selected pharmacies, organic and natural food chains. Their products are Halal Certified and obtained the highest food safety standard which is ISO22000 by United Kingdom Accreditation Services. It is safe to be consumed by all ages, proven by their presence in many prominent hospitals in Malaysia and Singapore. NutriBrownRice™ is also sold in China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea and Europe.

You can purchase a few flavors to try as the expiry are also long enough for you to store till you finish trying them all! 

 Hurry get your cup of goodness today and enjoy to a great health!

Disclaimer: Product was provided for personal review purposes only. All reviews are 100% honest and based on my personal experience. No monetary compensation of any kind was given or received for this review. 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Supplements with Glovida

Hi there! How have you been? This is my following up post about some supplements and skincare products which I have gotten from Glovida sometimes ago and I promised a review?

If you haven't, here is the post about Glovida:

Today I'm reviewing on this 3 products which Glovida send to me.
  1. Heliocare Purewhite Radiance

  1. Coconut Revolution Hair Serum

  1. Isoderm Liquid Cleanser 

Glovida really takes pride in their fast next day delivery with purchased of $50 and above. Not only that, they make effort in ensuring that the packaging are well packed to protect our beloved products.

First let me start off with Heliocare Purewhite Radiance. This is one product which really makes me want to continue after completing the course! 

What is Heliocare Purewhite Radiance and what are the benefits?

Heliocare Purewhite Radiance is from Spain, manufactured by Industrial Farmac�utica Cantabria, S.A. . It demonstrates improvement in skin moisturization, skin brightness, skin elasticity and reduces water loss through our skin. These parameters are associated with decrease of skin blotches (whitening effect) and wrinkles (anti-aging effect).
The study was clinically evaluated by dermatologists, confirming the visible effects of the product on skin blotches and wrinkles. Heliocare Purewhite Radiance is a safe and effective treatment that combines different technologies with strong scientific support. 
You know how technology improves this days and even human expectation has changed over the years? Sometimes I just which that there is a supplement that will help us to block out the harmful UV ray. Well I have got my dream come true! Well of course I will still need to apply sunblock for maximum sunblocks effect. The combination of Fernblock® and White tech complex targets every pathway of melanin formation in our skin, and also, the ingredients provide anti-aging and sun protection benefits.
Fernblock is the first oral agent that has shown abilities to quench free radicals and decrease the development of hyper-pigmentation its100% Herbal, Extract of Polypodium leucotomos. Increases skin's resistance against sunburn by 300% & decreases pigmentary response in our skin. What's even better is that it prevents and repair DNA damage induced by harmful UV rays.
Its excellent antioxidant property, reduces free radicals by up to 50%, preventing formation of hyperpigmentation caused by UV rays. After trying for just 2 weeks, I find that my skin has better elastin which let me have a firmer and plumber skin. Just look at my before and after image. Both are without makeup or filter.

I have also learnt that a study has shown that reduction in melanin intensity was 68% greater in users consuming Fernblock + topical sunscreen as compared to Placebo + topical sunscreen. This demonstrates the efficacy of Fernblock and its ability to skin whitening.

It's quite easy to consume. I just have to take one capsule in the morning and one in the evening. The capsules will work though the day, protecting my skin from harmful free radicals.
Heliocare Purewhite Radiance is safe to use alongside other pills and whitening skincare. It's certified Halal and there are no animal derivatives in the ingredients.  . 

There are 60 capsules to cover the natural 28-day skin renewal cycle.

Here's the list of active ingredients of each capsule:
Punica granatum
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
Vitamin B3 (Nicotinamide)

Selling for only $100 at Glovida

Next up will be the Coconut Revolution Hair Serum.This is a quality hair serum product from Australia. (not available anywhere in Singapore) . Helps to smoothen hair and give it a nice shine.  One of the best hair serums that I've tried I have really dried brittle ends on my hair as I frequently breach and change colors. Hence now my hair are like weed. >.<
I seldom apply hair serum as they are usually too oily or smelly for me. But once I tired the Coconut Revolution Hair Serum, I'm remembering to apply them everytime after shower or before I head out because it's non-greasy and I just love the refreshing coconut scent (not “too coconutty!”).! 

A pump or two (depending on hair length and thickness) of this light weight hair serum will save my day, bringing order to troublesome heads of hair and leaving my locks soft and manageable. Made with cold-pressed virgin coconut oil, this residue-free formula reduces static fly-aways and detangles knotty hair for easy combing just like the image seen below. Focusing on the ends, massage the serum evenly through dry or damp hair after showering or whenever frizziness threatensDispense one pump (or more for long hair) onto the palm of your hand then massage both hands together to warm serum. Using both hands, massage serum evenly through hair, focusing on ends. Can be applied sparingly to scalp. Do not rinse.

The ingredients are Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, Dimethiconol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Fragrance (Parfum)

Last product!! The Isoderm Liquid Cleanser. You must be thinking that is some face wash. Wrong! This is actually a shower gel from Germany.  It doesn’t have the fancy packaging compared to some of the other commercial brands out there, but is superb (and superior!) in quality and a favourite amongst doctors (GPs and dermatologists) who often prescribe this for patients who has sensitive skin. It's Non-alkaline and soap-free but it still leave my skin feeling moisture and supple. It is effective and gentle for the skin; to cleanse and moisturise at the same time and is good for both adult and children to use. I use this on my little boy too and he smell so refresh nowadays after shower. 😍 Well if you prefer not to use scented cleanser for your little one, you can get the Isoderm baby cleanser :)

Who knows a simple cleanser can have so many benefits in it!

Selling for $18 you can get it here:

So now you have seen it all, why not visit Glovida and see what's to your liking? Sign up for their mailing list to get $10 off first order with only $30/- order.! 

Thanks Glovida! Happy shopping <3

Disclaimer: Product was provided for personal review purposes only. All reviews are 100% honest and based on my personal experience. No monetary compensation of any kind was given or received for this review. 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

How Kawasaki disease changed my perception of fever in children

Hello there! Since I'm trying to transit to become a parent blogger, I shall start off with my first official post and it shall be about this deadly disease in young children called "Kawasaki"
Please mind that this is a really long post but I hope you take your time to read and learn about the seriousness of Kawasaki.

What's Kawasaki disease all about?

Kawasaki Disease is a disease that causes inflammation of the blood vessels throughout the body. It predominantly affects children under the age of five. Its cause remains unknown and the disease is the leading cause of acquired heart disease in children in the developed world. KD is diagnosed based on symptoms, which include:
• a persistent fever that lasts for five days or more
• bloodshot eyes
• red lips and / or a red swollen tongue
• rashes on the skin and / or redness of the palms and soles
• swollen lymph nodes

The most scary thing is that there is no test to diagnose KD. The only possible way to tell is through observation on the various symptom.

How it all started with my little boy?

I remember that year was 2015 just close to 1 month after Nathan's 2nd birthday (Nathan is the name of my boy), he started off with fever on and off and it continues for 2 weeks. At that time I did brought him to a few doctors thinking it's just another viral fever since he goes to childcare and it's consider rather common for young children to gets sick often. But I got my lesson learn really quick through this period.

After the 2nd week, my family started to noticed some thing isn't right with Nathan as he began to not wanting to eat and he started to have a small swell lymph behind his ear on the right side. (unfortunately I didn't save the photo as I didn't thought that I will write this article) We immediately send him to KKH A&E department. After a long wait of about 2hrs, it's finally our turn. Doctor advise to admit him due to the prolonged fever and also the fear of dehydration as he isn't eating. As it was near to midnight, the actual seeing doctor only came to check on my son the next morning at about 8am. Usually for midnight cases they will send standby/trainee doctor to see the case and than report it to the head doctor the next day.

Next morning came and the "Prof" came to visit and check on Nathan's fever. My mum didn't stay around the night before but she has alot of concern and wants me to check with the doc but I again was not that "anxious" as my mum. But I followed her instruction and asked the doctor. The doctor actually told us that is nothing serious as it's just another case of swollen gland/lymph node which she has seen in all the young children base on her past experience. Her answer actually assured me and my parents a little. Nathan has to continue staying in the hospital as he refused to eat or drink and have to be on IVF drip. After the 2nd day we realised that he isn't recovering and that his swollen lymph seems to be getting even bigger and redder. Hence this time I got worried, the "Prof" came to visit on him as the usual routine again and my mum was around as we checked with her if we can send him on an X-ray but she refused to do so and again repeated her term-logy of "it's just another case of swollen gland/lymph node which I've seen alot of times" and suggest to prescribe another kind of medication instead. The next day as it was a weekend, there's another doctor that came for the routine checks instead of the "Prof". Seeing that it is a different doctor, we decided to take the chance and asked for different opinion. The doctor actually thinks that Nathan's condition is quite serious and he suggested that he should do an X-ray like we asked. But unfortunately the slot for X-ray are full and have to be scheduled to the earliest available which is next day instead. 
This is his first admission

The 4th day came and it's the day that the actual doctor that is looking after Nathan came back to work and the morning checks the other following doctor told her that the doctor which seen Nathan yesterday needed an X-ray and she was so furious and say why and say don't have to and so it's cancelled once again. So Nathan is drinking a little as we tried to feed him. But mind this, his fever isn't getting better! By the 6th day, doctor said that we can be discharged. Alright so I thought. We discharged and went home. The next few days it was really a terrible one. Nathan began to show sign of red eye and his feet and finger was all swollen and he started to limb when walking. We was all so panicked. This time my mum ask my uncle to bring him to his regular PD for his daughter at Mouth Elizabeth as we doesn't want to go KKH and wait for a few hrs again.

I didn't tag along as I have got work and the job that I'm the boss are not very happy that I keep taking leave. So my mum and uncle helped me instead. Once they are at the clinic, the PD just see Nathan and immediately ask him to be admitted to KKH again as he was suspected of having Kawasaki Disease. When my mum told me about that I went to google about it and I almost cried out because of all the bad things which will cause one to have if they caught that disease. I immediately went to hospital after my work and still waiting for admission. The doctors at A&E admitted us after seeing the letter and Nathan's condition. This time it's also late night too but due to the seriousness of KD, alot of team doctor came and see Nathan and they took alot of blood from him for blood test.

Look at his swollen hand 😢
The next morning result came back but as mentioned earlier, there is no test to determine the disease, the doctor has to make arrangement for him to go to the cardiologist to have a test and some other test which I totally forgotten what it's called. There is too many things going on at that time and I being a single mom I have to juggle with my work and Nathan and actually I used up all my leaves and have to be unpaid leave. That month my salary got deducted quite abit :( But nothing matters as long as my little boy is safe right? 

After all the test was done, the doctor told us is seems to be KD. I was really furious as well as my mum. Because he was admitted right before he got diagnosed of it and the so called "Prof" of KKH didn't even suspect or educated us about KD and just send us home based on her guesses!!! We didn't even complain about her to KKH as I totally don't have the mood to care about that seeing my son suffering. Also I do not want to name the doctor as this post isn't about shaming her but to bring awareness about the seriousness of fever that can be linked to KD in young children.  

After the diagnostic, doctor suggested using IVIG as treatment. After the IVIG treatment, I'm told that fever suppose to come down but his fever still comes on and off and that worries the doctor and was told that he needs another different kind of treatment which is steroid. I felt the heartache seeing him got poke by all the needles and doctor even run out of veins to poke and have to find vein at his leg area. His skin was also starting to peel in between his finger nails and foot. I really cried seeing him in pain. He was discharged the 5th day. Echo scans will be scheduled post discharge from hospital between 2 weeks to a month to check on the heart. Depending on the result, the frequency of subsequent scans will be advised by the cardiologist. He also have to take Steroid and Aspirin for continuous 6 months. Luckily Nathan is one of the lucky few that echo scam was normal and no sign of changes for coronary arteries.
Nevertheless I'm sure to bring him back for an annual Echo as I read many sudden heart attack in teenage times when the kids grow up and I'm really worry especially now whenever Nathan plays abit too much or excited he will pant and heart beat so fast.
He is just practically exhausted from all the poking :(

In any case now you have some idea of what's Kawasaki is all about, I urge that all parent to not take fever lightly. Also a big thank you to my family for being around me at the most difficult time. If you need support for Kawasaki, I have found and join a really helpful group in Singapore. Do let me know if you need help or any question. Leave me a comment. 

Here's the link:

Thanks and let's fight the deadly disease together!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Make Time for fun! Come join yet another largest outdoor party for kid at SuperFunDae

SuperFunDae is doing it again! Yes you heard me right! SuperFunDae by Aviva is yet organizing yet another largest outdoor party for kids aged 2 to 12 in Singapore!! 

This is the third consecutive year that they are running it. 2015 is their inaugural year.

Aviva Superfundae is a one-of-a-kind funival where we can indulge in some unique, quirky and all-out fantastic all-day play with our family.

In our everyday rush, it’s easy to forget to have fun and how good it is to just hang loose and laugh out loud with your loved ones. It’s high time to play with your family – kids, parents, grandparents, siblings, friends - run around silly and overdose on some sunshine and happiness. After all, that’s what amazing memories are made of!

Experience play at its best via their games and activities which effortlessly fuse structured and free play. They showcase three main play elements:

  • CONNECTIVE PLAY: Through activities like Numakiki Jungle Obstacle and Craycrayspray Water Play, participants interact with one other, and enrich their communication skills and emotional wellbeing.

  • ACTIVE PLAY: Hone psychomotor skills - and fitness levels – through fun outdoor quests and dashes such as Beer Dash and Daddy Mommy Piggyback.

  • CREATIVE PLAY: Train the right brain by getting creative and hands-on with artsy workshops. Unleash the imagination with wild, “anything

Apart from the main elements, it comprises of 5 worlds in which kids can explore they also have various of play as seen ↴

While this event is held during June school holiday, I'm so excited to have fun with my son!

We are looking forward for the Mega Candy Cannon that fires Haribo gummies hourly. This is their key thing which many kids always looks forward to. Oh gosh I already felt like my inner kids are unleashing!

More info of the event FAQs are available here:

Early Bird ticket on sales from now till 30th April and Passion card members get 10% off.

Where will the event be?

   10 June 2017 (Saturday) from 10am to 9pm
   Gardens by the Bay, The Meadow 

Where to purchase the ticket?


Hope you have lots of fun with your little one and see you there! <3

Friday, April 21, 2017

Comfort first at Namsan Gil guest house

It's been months since I came back from my Holiday in Korea and I haven't really touched on much about my trip as I'm rather busy with work and my little devil. So now I finally picked up my courage to start on some post about my trip. I'm going to start off with my accommodation.

I was so excited to introduce to you Namsan Gil Guesthouse that I swear I'm going to write about them the moment I step into their place. It's not those luxury 5star hotel which you will be expecting I warn you first but it will really pass if you are looking for an affordable and comfortable place.
I mean when you go for travel in a shopping heaven places like Korea are you going to be wasting your time sleeping away in a hotel room? Obviously not right?

Well I'm glad I found my trust able place! Namsan Gil is a newly opened guesthouse by 2 young bosses Gil and Bosco. I was looking for an affordable place to stay as I don't want to spent too much on accommodation. Believed me or not, I actually found them at only $38/night on airbnb!!! What's more is that it's located super near to Myeong Dong area.Incredible right? I to scroll through and look at the image it's seems really cosy so I proceeded to book. Bosco immediately accept my booking and it's so flexible that he actually let me make changes to my booking without penalty. The only cons I thought that I met is the hill way up with my heavy luggage. It's quite easy to find as they have detailed direction to their house on airbnb but for some of your convenience, I shall guide you through the way via images below

I took bus 6015 from Incheon airport 12A bus stops and get off at Sejong Hotel which is the final destination. (OMG the bus ride took me 2.5hrs as it was peak hr) I would suggest you to take subway.
If you are taking subway, you can alight at Seoul Station and change to the line to Myeongdong station.
- Alight at Myeongdong station exit 8
- Cross the traffic light where you can see Pacific hotel opposite.

- Continue to walk straight pass Pacific hotel

- You will pass by a convenience store on your right up ahead.

- Continue to walk straight and you will see this lovely wall painting! ( Perfect for an OOTD ;p )

- Continue to walk up the hill~~ Fighting! You know you can do it. Namsn Gil is just up infront walk more!!


There you go. This is the lovely doorstep of Namsan Gil

Once you are at the door steps press the bell.
The lovely decorated recept / dining area. They even have mini kitchen for you to do some light cooking. Also a fridge for you to store your food.
The small cosy room. It's not too cramp as I have got 2 luggage and I'm still able to walk around freely after opening both of my luggage.

Some of the things they provide in the room. For the multi plug is only available upon request. I went during Dec which is winter season so the room are also in a warm temperature due to their insulated flooring.

Don't have to worry that you brought not enough clothing as they provide washing machine for you to wash your laundry.

That's all for my review on Namsan Gil Guest house. I'm rating 5 out of  5.
Bosco know how to speaks English, do feel free to contact him if you have further enquires.

Where to book them?


Stayed there before? Share your thoughts with me below :) 

Till than!~~ 💓👋

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

I'm totally sold to Glovida

Nuf said. As seen as the title of my post, I'm totally sold to Glovida. By now you must be wondering why I'm saying that. Now before I tell you the reason,  let me introduce Glovida.

Who are they?

About Glovida
Glovida is a team of people with diverse strengths, personalities and skill-sets. They are the ones who dedicatedly maintain the health & beauty inventory in their 24-hour air-conditioned warehouses and lovingly pack the goods to be sent to their precious customers (US). Last and definitely not least, their team of finance, In Glovida they share their expertise from 50 years of experience in the healthcare industry to source and bring a carefully curated list of health & beauty bestsellers at prices we sure love, with the added convenience of delivering them right to our doorstep.
They are striving to provide a reliable source of health & beauty essentials at better prices (Nope they do not believe in constant price-slashing and bleeding themselves & other competitors to death, but abide in giving CONSISTENT good value and service for money product) or simply being a very accessible platform for others to source and ask about health and medical related topics.Their focus is on bestsellers only, which means they get only quality products on the site.
This is what got them started on the journey of Glovida. Glovida is made up of the words "Glow" and "Vida", which means "Life in Spanish.
Why did I say that I'm sold to Glovida? 
Here's why:
I'm a person that always shop online for clothes, cosmetics, baby and household products but it just hit me that I've never try buying health or beauty supplements online. It's also because I'm not into health / beauty supplements as I doubt on their function and their high price usually turned me off. I happened to got to know of Glovida recently and found some really interesting products on their website.  They offered wide ranges of trusted brands of health supplements like " Swisse, Aveda, Blackmores and many more... They also bring in hard-to-find beauty products (including clinic-exclusive items like Heliocare Purewhite Radiance, etc. which are only available through aesthetics clinics), as well as popular brands that are not easy to find in Singapore (e.g. Lucas Papaw, Vasse Virgin, Coconut Revolution, Aveda, etc.). I tried googling them and also found that they are especially popular with mummies for their wide range of probiotics products too.

I decided to try out 3 items through Glovida which I can't wait to receive it and share it with you guys. Especially when I know I be receiving the items by tomorrow! It's a super fast delivery as they provide free next day delivery with min spend of just $59/- Goodness! I can't sleep tonight knowing I will be receiving my babies tomorrow! 
I will be sharing it on a separate blog post about the item as soon after I tried them.
Also for first time buyer, sign up for their mailing list to get $10 off your first purchase with a minimum spend of only $30!!! Such good deals tell me how can you still not heading there?!

Find out more about them!