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Free Video Streaming All Day Every Day!

When I first heard about this free video streaming 24 hours a day everyday from U Mobile called VIDEO-ONZ, naturally I was sceptical. It sounds like something straight out of a dream.

Could something that sounds so good be true? Well, I went to the launch of VIDEO-ONZ and yes, it’s definitely real.

With 11 content partners to choose from on VIDEO-ONZ, you will be spoilt for choice on what to stream. They aren’t just some obscure content providers as well, I mean we are talking about folks like YouTube, HyppTV Everywhere, Viu, iflix, Astro on the Go, tonton, Youku Tudou, ErosNow, HeroTalkies, ONFM and Pocketimes!

As long as you stream from these 11 partners, your existing data plan with U Mobile remains untouched! What is this sorcery?

According to U Mobile’s Chief Marketing Officer, Ms Jasmine Lee, VIDEO-ONZ was conceived when they noticed that there’s a spike in data usage for video streaming during the time they offered free YouTube and tonton streaming for off-peak hours back in October 2014.

In fact, there was a 14 times increase in data usage for video streaming and with that in mind, U Mobile decided that the next course of action was to create something that will enhance all of U Mobile customers’ experience. Lo and behold, VIDEO-ONZ was born.

I just love how customer-centric U Mobile has always been and still is :)

VIDEO-ONZ free unlimited content streaming is available (based on standard definition video quality) for all customers on P70, i90 and i130 postpaid plans while for customers on prepaid, other postpaid and broadband plans, they will receive an extra 100% free data for VIDEO-ONZ. On top of that, all UMI customers get to enjoy free extra 1GB of data until 30 June 2016!

To find out more, visit here or hang out at http://www.fb.com/umobile

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Why I take calcium everyday.

Most people who know me and my husband would know that we are quite obsessive when it comes to researching products that we use in our daily lives. That’s why I am absolutely thrilled whenever I get approached to do reviews on products that I am already using myself. As I know that they are genuinely great products, I just feel the extra drive to promote them, you know.

So one of these brands is Blackmores. They had asked me to write about their Calcium + vitamin D3 supplement and guess what, I am already taking their Bio Calcium product since 2013 (when I found out that I got pregnant).

My faithful bottle of Blackmore’s Bio Calcium which I take with folic acid every day.

I am taking calcium because from all the reading about pregnancies that I have done, the lack of calcium seems to be a top issue in a woman’s health, particularly those who are pregnant or have been pregnant.

Babies, before they’re born, require a lot of calcium to build their bones and teeth. So if a mother doesn’t have enough calcium in her diet, calcium will actually be drawn from the mother’s bones and teeth to nourish the baby. If you don’t want to get osteoporosis or bone problems when you’re older, please, please, please take calcium supplements now.

So the Calcium + Vitamin D3 supplements I received from Blackmores is an even better version of the ones I was taking. It has 600mg of calcium with 500 IU of Vitamin D3, while my previous one only has 500mg of calcium with 200 IU of Vitamin D3.

You must be wondering, why vitamin D? Well, if you don’t know already, vitamin Ds aid the absorption of calcium :)

The more potent Calcium + D3 from Blackmores.

The pill size is standard (same size as the pills from my old bottle) and I don’t have issues with swallowing it. I like the flip-up lid cause knowing me if it was a screw-on cap I would have lost the cap by now, speaking from experience.

After giving birth, it’s all the more important that I continue taking calcium as I am breastfeeding. Guess where the calcium in breastmilk comes from? Yeap, from the mommy! So as a woman, it’s really important to keep taking calcium supplements.

Yeah, mummy’s given all my calcium to you boy! Do find out more about Calcium + D3 here.

As long as I am breathing, I will continue to take calcium supplement everyday. Hopefully I will have healthy bones all the way into my twilight years!

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6 things I wish I had done more before becoming a mummy

Sometimes I look back and wonder if there’s anything I should have done more before becoming a mom.

The answer is: Hells yeah!!!! There are so many okay!

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t regret being a mummy. I have no regrets about motherhood – I enjoy being a mom, I love it and I thrive at it.

But, I believe there are many things that non-parents should do a lot more before becoming parents, not because you lose out after becoming parents (okay maybe just a little bit lol) but because I feel that you should maximise your time as a single.

I am not remotely suggesting that parenthood is lacking in anything (I lied, you lack of sleep like all the time). In fact, I have never felt so sure about my position in life after giving birth to Liam. But you, know I am #justsayin

Anyway here are the things that I wish I had done a lot more before popping out a mini human:

1. Travel more

I wish we had travelled a lot more before having a baby. Before Liam, our only consideration was whether we could afford the holiday.

# – And having 11kg resting on your legs for hours in a cramped plane. Nice!

Now, there are many considerations before going anywhere. From “Have I downloaded enough videos and brought enough toys to keep the bub occupied for the entire duration of the flight?, “Are there bassinet seats available in the plane?”, “Does the hotel bathroom have non-slip mat so that neither of us could accidentally fall and crack open our heads while wrangling a toddler in the shower?”, “Is there a a swimming pool?”, “Is swimming pool shaded?”, “Are there non-spicy food available?”, “Is there king-sized bed?” (omg king sized please always forever if you’re co-sleeping) and many, many more things that you would have to consider as a parent in foreign territories.

Once in Belgium, we were ejected from a bread and breakfast after a long drive because it did not allow anyone under 12…so read hotel description properly before booking.

2. Sleep more

I can’t emphasise this more. Sleep as much as you can. Don’t take your 12-hour sleep for granted because once you’ve got kids, 4 hour straight of snoozing is a gawddamn miracle.

# – Sleep is for the weak, says Liam.

There’s a thing called STTN that’s pretty popular in the parent community; it means “Sleeping Through The Night”. Some people claim to have achieved it, while some wonder if their 8 hours sleep with three brief waking-ups to soothe a toddler is considered STTN (it’s not). Well, let me tell you that shit is as real as a bloody unicorn.

3. Dive more

I wish I had gone on more dive trips with the husband. We do fantasise about going on island trips and sneak in a couple of dives but taking turns while one of us watches the baby. How fun? -__-

# – This is as close to scuba diving as it gets for me now.

It’ll be 8 more years before Liam is even old enough to get his own dive certification. I suppose we could do snorkelling trips instead so we don’t have to wait so long for him to join us in the water.


4. Go to the cinema more

We haven’t been to a cinema for almost 2 years now. As with scuba diving, we also considered taking turns to go to cinema alone while the other person watches baby.

# – Now permanently stuck with an annoying audience who obstructs the screen.

To think that we watched a film at IMAX almost every other week pre-Liam. Thankfully our movie setup at home is decent and we could still continue watching movies, albeit with many pauses to tend to a needy toddler. A 2-hour movie could easily become a 3.5 hour affair.

5. Earn more money

I don’t think I am as financially secure as I like. I wish I was better with investing my money when I was younger instead of spending them all on frivolous shit.

# – Liam making it rain.

Having a child is expensive if you want the best for him or her. From the monthly doctor visit during pregnancy to food, clothings, etc now. My main concern is education and since sending Liam to a government school is completely out of the question and private education in Malaysia is going to cost a kidney and a liver, I better win the friggin’ lottery.

6. Go on more romantic dates

I remember being overjoyed being able to go grocery shopping with the husband when my mom-in-law was visiting 8 months after Liam was born!

If you don’t have hired help or a close family support (aka babysitters), your life will pretty much involve baby ALL THE TIME. I do enjoy spending all my time with Liam but I also miss having a quiet dinner with just my man where I get to dress up and all.

# – Managed to palm Liam off to my friend Ally who watched him for a few hours while we celebrated husband’s birthday in March. What a treat!

I am lucky that my husband is understanding and he’s into attachment parenting as much as I am, but we both still really value and appreciate getting some precious couple time. That said it’s just the two of us for like 8 years before Liam came so I shouldn’t complain, right?

Nooooo, can never have too much romance!

Does my post make you feel like you don’t want to have children at all? LOL

Well, parenthood on paper is like the single most stupid thing that one could do to self. It’s expensive, it’s time consuming and it’s bloody emotional. Don’t do it!!!!

But I am also going to be very cheesy and truthful and say it is the single most fulfilling thing I have ever done. No amount of work success or material gain could ever top the pleasure I get from having Liam.

All that said, of course I can still do all these things that I say I am missing with Liam around, just that it will involve a lot more planning, creativity, and patience. If you don’t have those qualities while you’re single, trust me you will gain those in record time once you got a baby.

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