Build Your LEGO Christmas Event Recap

~ Posted on Monday, November 14, 2016 at 5:30 PM ~

I had earlier wrote about the "Build Your LEGO Christmas Event", the day after the post went live, I delivered our 4th kiddo and returned home the next day and was caught up with settling down with our newborn, breastfeeding routine and all. So on the 9th November 2016, hubby went ahead with our 2 older kiddos (age 5 and 7.5) leaving mummy to catch up with her rest with baby #4.

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Just in case you have no idea what is happening, with few weeks left to approach the season of joy and giving, LEGO Malaysia is currently hosting an exclusive "Build Your LEGO Christmas" event at the LG Oval Concourse area at 1 Utama Shopping Centre from 9th to 20th November 2016, 10 am-10 pm. If you want to find out more about the event, here is the info:

Date:  9-20 November 2016

Time: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

 Venue: 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Lower Ground Oval Concourse area

FB Link on the event:

Build Your LEGO Christmas Event

The customary picture before causing havoc stepping into the event area. Our kiddos are big fans of LEGO related stuff so they were very excited to see the many things being featured in the event.

There are tons of dioramas of various LEGO CITY and LEGO Friends scenes, organised by 3 LEGO-certified user groups in Malaysia – LOM LUG LEGO User Group of Malaysia, Synergy, and Asia Bricks. I loved looking at dioramas like this, makes your mind wander how cool it is to be living in these miniatures world as well as to be in awe with the patience and creativity poured into each and every diorama on display.

Build Your LEGO Christmas Event

When you enter the event area, you will also notice there is a LEGO Friends amusement park ferris wheel ride. The maximum weight capacity of each ferris wheel car is approximately 80kg so don't forget to let your kiddos try this! There are also lots of free-playing area for children to build and display their LEGO creations as well :)

Build Your LEGO Christmas Event

Our kiddos also sat through watching some popular LEGO TV series at the mini cinema and they also played some games at the mini booths around the event area.

Our kiddos also sat through a LEGO free-build session. Within a short allocated time frame, the children are encouraged to build a vehicle to their imagination. Check out what our kiddos made!

Build Your LEGO Christmas Event

Btw, LEGO is asking children to save Christmas this year by designing and building Santa a new, modern, cool sleigh. From 1st November until 4th December 2016, children can lend a helping hand to Santa by joining the Build Your LEGO Christmas contest on There are suggested sleigh building instruction sheets available on the website which participants can use to build and upload a photo of their very own LEGO Santa’s sleigh with a matching description.

Build Your LEGO Christmas Event

There are attractive prizes that you can win such as a total of 5 consolation prizes of LEGO products worth RM200 each, as well as a Grand Prize of LEGO products for a year worth RM2,000, which you can choose from your preferred theme. The Grand Prize winner will also have their winning sleigh featured in a final stop motion digital video aired in mid-December. How cool is that huh?

All in all, this is a fun and exciting event that you must bring your kiddos along to enjoy together!

Build Your LEGO Christmas Event

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Renting a Family-Friendly House in Kuala Lumpur

~ Posted on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 12:05 PM ~

With the rising in population, accommodation has become a major problem that makes house hunting a key issue in today’s world. When searching for an apartment, there are several things to consider: place of work, amenities, location and security among other factors. For a family friendly apartment, this calls for more. The location of the house has to favor your kids since it means a lot to them as they gradually mature. Anyone looking for a house for rent in KL especially young parents with has to keep the following in mind:

Renting a Family-Friendly House in Kuala Lumpur

Learning institutions
Before moving in to a new house, do a thorough survey of the area to make sure there’re ample learning institutions such as schools and tuition centers. Usually such area will see quite a number of families with kids that will definitely make up a family-friendly neighborhood.

The security of the area is crucial especially for the little ones. Several areas of the house have to be under locks to avert the trivial matter of “missing child” that pretty much can be related to child abduction. Yikes!

This should be the case in a storied building. For floor-to-ceiling window, make sure the window is locked always or ensure the opening is small enough to not being able to fit a person. For toddlers, the opening should be high enough to be out of reach. Not forgetting windows with broken handles should be repaired as soon as possible before the family moves in so as to be sure of safety.

The porch should also be child friendly and tough enough to sustain any kind of pressure exerted on the fencing. It should also be raised to prevent any child from going over it.

The rest of the house should also have few turning points to prevent the child from knocking over hard objects, which might lead to serious injuries. Another factor to consider is the compound outside. Is the house fenced well enough to prevent stray animals and idlers from accessing your property and hurting your kids? Does the pool have proper fencing to rub away the idea of small children drowning in it?

Apartments with drive way should also include road signs within the perimeter of parking cars to avoid knocking down children playing in the hallway. The houses should always have adequate space where children can play as you watch over them from the kitchen.

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A lot of parents want their children developing a healthy relationship with other parents’ children of the same age like playing football in the hood. This way, even parents themselves get to bond making it a big happy family. A set playground for kids is an added advantage.

Always cross check the interior part of the apartment before giving out the cheque. A place filled with molds or other contaminants should be dealt with by either renovating the place or calling a specialist in such cases to help you out. Your family health should be your top priority

The house should have a decent size that is huge enough to contain all the necessities that your family will need especially for your children upbringing. Extra spaces will always come in handy to keep things organized.

Renting a Family-Friendly House in Kuala Lumpur

These are the ultimate qualities to look for in a new house to move in with your children before making a final decision of buying it. Ultimately, you can always rely on property portal as the like of PropertyGuru to look for a house for rent in KL that will give you a good idea on whether the house is a right fit for your family!

However, if you have already settled down in a rented home and would like to keep your home safe to your children, you might find this guide handy and helpful.

The Story of A Butterfly

~ Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 11:20 PM ~

I hope to share with you all the inspiring message from the story of a butterfly that I read recently. There's quite a number of versions to this story but the lessons to learn are the same.

"Once a little boy was playing outdoors and found a fascinating caterpillar. He carefully picked it up and took it home to show his mother. He asked his mother if he could keep it, and she said he could if he would take good care of it. The little boy got a large jar from his mother and put plants to eat, and a stick to climb on, in the jar. Every day he watched the caterpillar and brought it new plants to eat.

One day the caterpillar climbed up the stick and started acting strangely. The boy worriedly called his mother who came and understood that the caterpillar was creating a cocoon. The mother explained to the boy how the caterpillar was going to go through a metamorphosis and become a butterfly.

The little boy was thrilled to hear about the changes his caterpillar would go through. He watched every day, waiting for the butterfly to emerge. One day it happened, a small hole appeared in the cocoon and the butterfly started to struggle to come out.

At first the boy was excited, but soon he became concerned. The butterfly was struggling so hard to get out! Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it had and it could go no further. The boy was so concerned he decided to help. He snipped the cocoon to make the hole bigger and the butterfly quickly emerged!

As the butterfly came out the boy was surprised. It had a swollen body and small, shriveled wings. He continued to watch the butterfly expecting that, at any moment, the wings would dry out, enlarge and expand to support the swollen body. He knew that in time the body would shrink and the butterfly’s wings would expand. But neither happened!

The butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and shriveled wings.

It never was able to fly…

The boy’s good intentions hurt the butterfly. His kindness and haste did not understand was that the restricting cocoon and the struggle required for the butterfly to get through the tiny opening were God's way of forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly into its wings so that it would be ready for flight once it achieved its freedom from the cocoon. Without the struggle, the butterfly would never, ever fly.

Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our life.

If God allowed us to go through our life without any obstacles, it would cripple us. We would not be as strong as what we could have been. And we could never fly.

In fact, it is the struggle that causes you to develop your ability to fly.


When I asked god for strength, he gave me difficult situations to face.

When I asked god for brain & brown, he gave me puzzles in life to solve.

When I asked god for happiness, he showed me some unhappy people.

When I asked god for wealth, he showed me how to work hard.

When I asked god for favors, he showed me opportunities to work hard.

When I asked god for peace, he showed me how to help others.

God gave me nothing I wanted; he gave me everything I needed."

The Story of A Butterfly

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