Monday, 1 September 2014

Trimester 3: Week 35

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(According to Gynae I am Week 36 though...)


- We had to see Gynae earlier today instead of the scheduled Wednesday because I am having contractions last night. 

- checked in at 76.4kg, I lost 100gms over a week

- despite my weight loss, this baby gained weight, he is now approximately 2.8kg

- cervix checked and it is closed which means I haven't dilated yet


- Right now, I'm at the hospital for a one hour CTG scan to monitor the contractions. If I have regular contractions, it means I have to be warded!!! Not good.... I'm thinking of eating toast bread with milo now, I want to go home~~~ 


- we can't wait to see baby (I do not look forward to the pain) but we hope baby can stay inside for another week at least, else he is considered a preemie at 36 weeks! Naughty ��

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Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Trimester 3: Week 34

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Taken last week after I recovered from the rashes that covered my whole body (except face).

- checked in at Gynae today with a 76.5kg, I have lost weight, and I have also lost my appetite. Most times, three mouthfuls and I am full. I even skip meals sometimes because I just feel, full. 

- baby is now estimated 2.6kg. I am now a 35 weeker according to Gynae. He says anything more than 2.5kg is a good sign that baby has matured, lungs and all. 

- Gynae says baby will be very very early, and says a mid September (week of 15 sept) is his prediction. He says the baby's head is very, very low right now, definitely engaged.

- he has given me a 2 week dosage of ventolin, and says once the ventolin wears off, baby will be out in no time. 

- Gynae visits are now weekly, blood test and cervix check scheduled for next Wednesday. 

- At least let me watch DAVID BLAINE on the 8th PLS!!!!! 

- I wonder how long I can last after I stop the ventolin intake....... Mom says to lie down on bed more and stop moving around to let baby gain at least 3kg! Wow like I can control lol~ 

- I haven't been sleeping well lately, waking up several times a night and wide awake, hard to get back to sleep. Because I can't sleep well, I knock out in exhaustion at the wee hours of every morning until 11am-12pm, and half the day is gone. 

- mixed thoughts, I think I can't wait to slim down and wonder how long it will take for me to lose all the weight then fit into my clothes and of cos, COLOR MY HAIR rebond my hair!! Most importantly I can sleep on my stomach, jump around and eat SALMON SASHIMI!!!! 
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Tuesday, 26 August 2014

HELLO KITTY’S 40TH ANNIVERSARY IS COMING!

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SANRIO HELLO KITTY TOWN Nusajaya, the first official Hello Kitty Town experience outside Japan, is proud to present Hello Kitty Friends Forever, a party celebrating Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary in festive style!

This celebration of the enduring popularity of Hello Kitty is scheduled from 31 October 2014 to 2 November 2014 at SANRIO HELLO KITTY TOWN Nusajaya and will be a fun filled three-day carnival with activities for all Hello Kitty fans. This will be an immersive experience for fans who will be able to enjoy Hello Kitty exclusive opportunities and limited edition merchandise.

This beloved icon will share her 40th Anniversary celebration with devoted fans and will be an interactive experience that will feature four major highlights consisting of the Hello Kitty Friends Gathering, Hello Kitty Friends Fiesta, Hello Kitty Friends Catwalk and Hello Kitty Friends Rock Music Festival.

Hello Kitty has brought so much happiness and her motto ‘you can never have too many friends’ has taught us that friendships endures and transcends, irrespective of who we are and where we come from. It is our hope that as we celebrate her 40th Anniversary at SANRIO HELLO KITTY TOWN at Nusajaya, we are able to spread her infectious happiness and to give her fans the ultimate Hello Kitty experience”, said Philip Whittaker, Chief Marketing Officer, Themed Attractions and Resorts Sdn Bhd.

The Hello Kitty Friends Gathering event will play host to the first and largest Hello Kitty fan gathering in South East Asia and is expected to be a record-breaking gathering as thousands of fans come together in an attempt to create a record of the largest Hello Kitty fan gathering outside Japan. Attempting to make record history over this 40th Anniversary milestone, Hello Kitty fans from all over South East Asia are expected to make their way to SANRIO HELLO KITTY TOWN Nusajaya to celebrate with Hello Kitty herself.

The Hello Kitty Friends Fiesta promises the largest and most exciting Hello Kitty-themed Street Fiesta that offers a little something for everyone. Fans of Hello Kitty will be able to get their hands on limited edition merchandise and exchange and showcase memorabilia as well as mingle with other ardent Hello Kitty fans. Street shows, magicians and performers will be on the streets and there will be plenty of things to do for the whole family like minute-to-win-it games and a food bazaar. There will even be a Hello Kitty birthday party parade specially organised by Hello Kitty’s host of friends.

Hello Kitty will turn glamorous at the Hello Kitty Friends Catwalk Grand Finale, the culmination of the Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary Fashion Design Competition for emerging young Malaysian designers to showcase their talent in fashion design. Under the creative eye of Ms Gillian Hung, President of Malaysia Official Designer’s Association (“MODA”), the designers will be mentored to create a 2-piece Hello Kitty inspired collection. The top 10 designers will then compete on the grand stage at the Hello Kitty Friends Catwalk Finale set for November 1st in the heart of SANRIO HELLO KITTY TOWN Nusajaya. The winner will be announced on the spot and given a RM 5,000 cash prize along with an opportunity to meet, greet and be merry with Hello Kitty herself at SANRIO HELLO KITTY TOWN Nusajaya.

In the Hello Kitty Friends Rock music festival, Hello Kitty will be rocking it with several of her idol friends coming together from near and far just to make her birthday party an occasion not to be missed. Popular Malaysian J-Rock band Fly1ng Pan and Malaysian Pop Punk band BunkFace are slated to perform at the festival.

As the only official Hello Kitty experience outside Japan, this three day 40th Anniversary celebration promises to be the focal point for the celebrations in South East Asia and will be the place for fans to meet, share and bond with one another.

SANRIO HELLO KITTY TOWN tickets can be purchased on www.playtime.com.my. However, Hello Kitty fans can purchase a special Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary Package of “Buy 3 Free 1 ticket to SANRIO HELLO KITTY TOWN” for only RM165 at the upcoming MATTA Fair from 5 7 September 2014.

The Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary Celebration is SANRIO HELLO KITTY TOWN, Nusajaya and supported by event partners CLEO Magazine, Hong Leong Bank, Petron Berhad, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, pictureAir, The Little Red Cube, Traders Hotel and Spritzer.

For more information on Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary Celebration at SANRIO HELLO KITTY TOWN, Nusajaya, please visit www.kittyfriendsforever.com. Information on the Hello Kitty Friends Catwalk Fashion Design Competition, please visit www.kittyfriendscatwalk.com. To keep the celebration mood going, fans are also invited to upload photos on social media with the hashtag #hellokitty40thmy. 

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Friday, 22 August 2014

Trimester 3: Week 33 Dread

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Week 33 has been terrible..... I have been sick for almost a week.

Last Saturday, I woke up with a terrible headache and vomited non stop. Quickly rushed to the Mount Alvernia A&E to check if Baby is fine, baby is, but I'm NOT. I was diagnosed with stomach flu and jabbed in the buttocks. (I'm still skeptical about the diagnosis!!!)


My fever has gone up and down until today with no signs of retreat, worst of all, I am now covered in RASHES!!! 

Checked in with the Gynae yesterday who said I could be allergic to something like paint or I don't know! He says it is pregnancy unrelated. Baby is fine and still growing (estimated 2.3kg now), despite my battling this whatever it is viral. I've been measured a 34weeker although my due date says I am a 33weeker. Gynae gives a 5 more weeks until we see baby, estimates an end September baby.  

I have mobility issues, getting frustrated at every single thing I do including my movement. Getting in and out of bed, sitting or lying down is A LOT OF EFFORT!!! Work has been keeping me occupied but, I just want to be normal again. 
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Thursday, 21 August 2014

Dubai: A Must-Experience Destination

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The Government of Dubai accompanied by members of the country’s tourism sector is rolling out strategic programmes tailored to cement Dubai’s status as a must-experience destination that offers constantly enriching and exceptional pleasures to its visitors.

 

The country’s tourism sector had seen substantial growth in the last 10 to 15 years, with the number of hotel guests annually exceeding the 10 million mark in 2012. And, the target of its ‘Tourism Vision for 2020’ is to double that number. Hence, this week, representatives of its Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), Emirates airline and partners from hotels and destination management companies are visiting Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore to highlight Dubai’s credentials as a destination for their holiday markers and explore partnerships with local travel industry professionals.

 

Dubai has been named a top city to visit in 2014 by the New York Times and theTripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Awards, and also climbed to the world’s fifth most visited city in Mastercard’s Global Destination Cities Index. The award wins are attributable to a series of tourism-friendly legislative changes and the opening and announcement of new hotels, attractions and events speaking to the efficacy of the emirate’s target for 2020 and related efforts.

 

The Dubai delegation will be promoting the city as the best destination for shopping and its superb hotels, as hailed inTripAdvisor’s second annual Cities Survey, and also a range of other attractions, events and experiences that the emirate provides.

 

Speaking ahead of the roadshow, DTCM Director of Overseas Offices Saleh Mohamed Al Geziry said: “The Government’s long-term vision for the country’s tourism has the full support of the private sector. We have a tourism industry all zest up seeking to provide new experiences to visitors and growing existing visitor sources as well as securing new ones.

 

“We have traditionally welcomed visitors from the region en route to Mecca, the US and Europe flying with the Emirates and national airlines of Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore, but we see a significant potential for Dubai to become THE FINAL destination instead of merely a ‘stopover’.”

 

Announced in May 2013, the Tourism Vision for 2020 of Dubai provides a strategic framework for guiding government departments and the private sector to achieve the 20 million visitors per year target by decade end, and having welcomed more than 11 million hotel guests in 2013, the emirate is on course to achieving that target.

 

Al Geziry said: “Building on the full embrace of government departments and the private sector, the Vision which has been announced just a year has made good progress. A major focus of ours is on positioning Dubai as a world-leading family travel destination and collaboration between the Government and private sector in coming up continuously with more innovative and attractive activities and events has helped shape Dubai into an ideal destination for family vacations.

 

“In January 2015, we will celebrate the 20thanniversary of the Dubai Shopping Festival and two festivals launched last year namely the Dubai Food Festival and Dubai Motor Festival  will welcome visitors in February and October, the former especially will highlight the exquisite but often unknown gastronomic delights the emirate has to offer. Those are in addition to our packed calendar of events in music, culture and sports and also the wide range of family attractions.

 

The imminent projects that promise to excite visitors include the Dubai Tram and the Dubai Safari Project to be unveiled and the 14km Jumeirah Corniche to be completed this year, Wire World – the largest man-made adventure park in the world - in November, a host of theme parks such as Legoland scheduled to open in 2016, a Six Flags theme park – the first to open by the theme park giant outside North America – ready to entertain in 2017. And, there are also Dubai’s first Opera House located close to the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower and the Bluewaters Island to open in 2018 is home to the Dubai Eye billed to become the world’s tallest ferris wheel.

 

As the host of Expo 2020, Dubai is also hard at work on the first phase of the emirate’s second international airport, which will markedly boost access to the most connected city on the planet.

 

And the hotel industry, as an essential constituent of the tourism sector, has continued to expand its portfolio. By the end of 2016, an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 hotel rooms will be added to the existing 85,000. New hotels to join the industry include the designer resort Palazzo Versace those of hotel groups Langham and Viceroy the first time in the emirate.

 

The five-star hotels opened in the past year include Palm Jumeirah resorts Anantara, Sofitel and Waldorf Astoria, and there are city properties Oberoi and Conrad and a number of three- and four-star properties. Being a growth focus of the Dubai Government, the last group or mid-market hotels have benefited from related legislative changes made by the Government recently.

 

Al Geziry said: “Dubai is well known for its luxurious hotels and spas which impress higher-end visitors and families. We will continue to grow this offer; however, we know we have much to offer to all types of visitors on business or for leisure in Dubai, hence the focus on developing also the mid-market hotel segment. We want to let visitors know that Dubai, with a population comprising more than 200 nationalities, is THE FINAL destination ready to meet their diverse preferences.”

 

Emirates Airline operates 4 daily flights from Kuala Lumpur to Dubai and 5 daily flights from Singapore and Jakarta to Dubai.

 

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About Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM)

With the ultimate vision of positioning Dubai as the world’s leading tourism destination and commercial hub, Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing’s (DTCM) mission is to increase the awareness of Dubai to global audiences and to attract tourists and inward investment into the Emirate.

 

DTCM is the principal authority for the planning, supervision, development and marketing of Dubai’s tourism sector; markets and promotes the Emirate’s commerce sector; and is responsible for the licencing and classification of all tourism services, including hotels, tour operators and travel agents. Brands and departments within the DTCM portfolio include Dubai Convention and Events Bureau, Dubai Calendar, and Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (formerly known as Dubai Events and Promotions Establishment). In addition to its headquarters in Dubai, DTCM operates 20 offices worldwide.

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New Sky Gym to open at Loewen Gardens

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Sky Gym, a leading provider of gymnastics courses for children of all ages in Singapore since 2005, will be launching a new branch at Loewen Gardens on September 6.

Sky Gym offers a wide variety of gymnastics programs and is a great place for birthday parties. Its programmes are tailored to the needs of children at many different levels. Coaches account for different skill levels as well as age groups, and teach progressive skills for beginners and experienced 
students alike.

But while Sky Gym is already a well-known name in Singapore, consultant Kevin Lam predicts that its new branch will be better still. “Sky Gym at Loewen Gardens will be among the best equipped gymnasiums in Singapore catering specifically toward young children,” says Lam. “Gymnastics offers children many benefits, from fitness and flexibility, to confidence and discipline. We will be offering a range of programmes geared toward aiding the development of children in a fun, rewarding and non-competitive environment." 

It will include 250 square meters of floor space and contain a wide range of gymnastic apparatuses to cater to children from 12 months to 7 years of age, as well as a nine meter long tumble track trampoline.

Initially, Sky Gym will offer three programs. Gymtots is a one-hour parent-child class for ages 1 to 3.6 years, a structured introductory program for children to learn basic gymnastics skills. Kindergym, for ages 3 to 6, will focus on strength, flexibility, and coordination, with music and dance activities to keep things fun. Recreation is an introductory course for beginners aged 5 and above.

Sky Gym are having an Open Day on the 6th September, details are:

Open Day: Saturday 6 September, 10am-12pm or 2pm-4pm,
Email: 
info@skygym.sg
Website: 
www.skygym.sg
Phone: 6255 4230
Address: 75A Loewen Road, Loewen Gardens, Singapore 248844

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