Review : Lacte Duet Breast Pump

I still breastfed my Sofea and I need a new pump.

My Spectra M1 still performs good, but its just that I need a new pump. No specific reason though. I just need a new pump. It’s like people who collects watch, handbags, stamps. You always have the urge to get a new one just because you want it kan? Yes? No? oh well.. Maybe it was just me..

Actually, I told Enchek Kedek that I was a bit frustated with my M1 performance and I need to send it for repair but I do not have spare pump. Enchek Kedek gave me the green light to buy a new one. While this Lacte was on its way to me, I saja-saja tried the Medela valve onto my M1 and… Lets just keep this between us k. My M1 works just fine..

Moving forward…

It was a Lacte Duet Breast Pump.


Bought it from Pump on the Go. Tip top service. Payment made before 1 pm and received this item the next day. Poslaju sungguh laju.

Price : RM469.90 (with free gifts)
Power source : Direct current or power bank (power bank sangat jimat!)
Settings : 30 mins per session.

What I like about this pump:
1. It has 2 motors for double pumping. Heavy duty. Motors can be swithched off during single pumping.
2. Quieter than my M1.
3. Suction is soft and mimics baby’s suction. Level of suction up to 9 levels.
4. Can be use with freemie using M1’s antibackflow.
5. The tube looks nice.
6. Its white and pink.

What I dont really like but still toleratable:
1. Its heavier than M1.
2. The size of the pump is bigger than M1.

Overall, this is the ONE!

The feeling of having a new toy.. eh.. pump.. 🙂

Selamat Hari Gawai!

Selamat Hari Gawai!

As usual.. Ariana’s kindy will have one day dedicated to learn, see and experience the Gawai celebration. Parents are encouraged to dress up their child with Dayak costume or Gawai themed outfit. Ibu-ibu haruslah excited kann.. hehe

Me and the other mommies went to RonReng, to buy stuffs needed. Me as usual, wanted to mengasah kembali teknik menjahit, bought 4 metres of Batik Sarawak to make a dress for Ariana. 4 metres because takut tersalah jahit.

Dress pattern cut-outs. I bought the pattern from etsy, which I have forgotten the seller. Ok I lied. Malas mau bukak balik Etsy to track. But if you really need to know, just PM me 🙂


This is the most leceh thing to do. But because I really need to sew this dress, ku gagahkan jua. But, once it done, I can re-use this pattern for Ariana’s Raya dress.. Christmas dress.. Birthday dress.. 😛


Siap jugak akhirnya. It was not hard lah actually. But it took me few days to finish it because I have small baby at home, who crawls very fast and really interested with sharp things in mommy’s sewing studio. Jahit sikit, tengok Sofea sudah pegang gunting. Jahit sikit, tengok Sofea sudah pegang jarum. Jahit sikit.. ahhh.. Sudahlah.. Nanti sambung jahit..


They made a cute mini ‘terabai’. There was a video of Ariana’s class ‘mengajat’and I saw how lembut Ariana’s movement was. Kalau mommy, jadi tarian robot sudah tu. So millenium of me ;P

May was filled with a lot of school activities. Visiting Petroleum Muzium, Gua Long House and Sports Day. Mau cerita lain-lain entry tu, when mommy is rajin lah k..

Pinanonanonano ~

I enrolled Ariana to a piano class last February. She has shown her interest in piano since she was 4 years old (that was when we bought her a toy piano).

The picture I used to pancing Enchek Kedek to give green light to buy a piano for Ariana. Thats the toy piano that we bought duluu..

The plan was to enroll her first and see how was her progression. Suprisingly, she always received good comment from her piano teacher (ketara jarang bukak report book due to penggunaan ‘surprisingly’ di dalam ayat). Her piano teacher even asked me whether we have a piano at home because Ariana played and memorized very well.

Then the we-should-get-a-piano episode started..

Both me and Enchek Kedek do not have any knowledge on piano so we started asking our friends who played one and we came into one conclusion, i.e. to buy her a digital piano. The price was okay and we were ready to buy one when her teacher told us that soon, when Ariana got her Grade 5 in piano, she needs to change into an upright piano. Gulp. Then we went home to have another series of discussion. So we think hard and we think long, ok lah.. Sampai bila mau berfikir. So last Tuesday, we bought one for her.


As an appreciation for reading this entry sampai habis, Ariana belanja satu lagu.. But unfortunately, after few attemps to upload the video here, nda dapat pulak.. jadi belanja satu gambar ja lah.. hehe


Fairy tales and Folks Tales Character Day

Tadika Ariana ni best. A lot of activities. Minda berkembang. Parents pun turut serta. Ikut aktivity held by the tadika.

So last month, ada fairy and folk tales character day. Since that Ariana sudah boleh membaca, I wanted her to be the character of the book that she can read. Went to the book store and mula memilih buku yang costume nya mommy dapat jahit sendiri.. Hehe..

Setelah berungkus lumus dengan kerja last minute mommy pegi membeli kain awal pagi (jam 8 okaaayyy.. Nasib kedai sudah bukak), menghantar MIL pegi airport balik Sibu dan menjadi very full time house wife, akhirnya siap jugak costume ni jam 11 malam. Eleh.. Ingatkan sampai jam 3 pagi menjahit.


Tadaaaaaa… Oh patutlah sampai jam 11 ja menjahit. Very simple design. Asal memenuhi syarat emas-emas tu. So her character was King Midas. But she wanted me to call her Queen Midas. Baiklah.

Reading to her classmates.

Ariana with her Marissa and Mikhail.

Ok lah. Mommy puas hati walaupun baju tu ada besar sikit for Ariana. As long as shes happy. Oh ya.. I made the crown my self as requested by the queen, she wanted colourfull hearts on it.

Sewing project.. Bring it on!

After 9+ months + 10 months, I am finally back to my sewing studio. Did some (some?) cleaning and ready to start sewing.


The Bryn Romper by My Little Plum Cake from Etsy.

And this is the most proper picture that i have. Sofea refused to be photographed with her new romper because she was busy watching Hi-5.

I can feel the sewing mojo kicking back in after this simple project and also after endless jealousy of Kak Nin’s sewing project for her girl.

My next project in line are :
1. Ariana’s Gawai themed dress. Bought batik Sarawak from Ronreng. Many designs to choose and cheap!
RM14 for 2 metres. I love the batik-ish ikat-ish design.

2. Hubby’s boxers. Last time I sow for him was 2 years ago and I glad I did because shop-bought boxers could only last him for 2-3 months while Binikedek’s Sewn with Love boxers lasted for 2 years! which reminds me of my final touch for my label. Biasalah si Binikedek ni. Apa-apa yang di jahit semua mau ada label. Im designing one specially for my hubby’s boxer so that he knows mana depan, mana belakang.. hehe..

Misi 10kg

Recently kan ada viral sekejap about this one website that can guess your agae. then kita pun terus kunun2 upload lah gambar dengan harapan muka kita detected younger than our actual age.. kan? kan? kan?

Iya 😛

So saya pun tidak membuang masa.

Mula-mula update gambar selfie paling latest pakai Bokitta and contact lense kaler-kaler..


Age detected : 30
Terkejut macam tidak dapat terima kenyataan. Then tersedar, betullah 30. This year I am already 30 years old. Masih perasan 20-an (please lah Sheila..)

Then try upload gambar sebelum pregnant Sofea.


Serta merta dapat membuat conclusion.

10 kgs ago, I looked 7 years old younger.



So I started back excercising and detoxing hoping to loose all those flabby fatty. Besar rupanya impact main saja-saja teka umur ni kepada saya.. huh..



Isabella Sofea.. She will be 9 months in few days times. Yes. How time flies kan?

Her cheeky smile kan never failed to make my heart melts like kek cheese leleh. She likes to imitates us especially when answering phone calls. Asal jumpa apa2 barang, cepat2 letak di telinga and konon2 nya tengah bercakap on the phone.. Clever girl..

This morning when we woke up, she did the ‘answering phone’ act again and I was suprised because she actually said ‘hewwow’. Alahai anak.. Lucu banget~

Semoga membesar menjadi anak yang solehah. Taat kepada Allah & ibu bapa..




Macam biasalah..

Tiba-tiba teringat ada blog yg every year di bayar..

Tiba-tiba teringat sudah lama tidak update blog..

..dan ingin mengupdate blog..

InsyAllah akan di update dengan lebih kerap kalau banyak masa lapang..

The Mommy Tag


1. Are you a Stay at Home Mom, or a Working Mom?

I’m a Working Mom

2. Would you have it any other way?

I have always dreamt of being a Stay at Home Mom with Maisara Marie Handmade Bags as my side income.

3. Do you co-sleep?

Yes so that I can breastfeed while sleeping.

4. What is your one must-have item for your baby?

Buds baby organic Calming cream. She tends to get windy easily so this cream does helps a lot.

5. How many kids do you plan on having?

Enchek Kedek wants 6! InsyAllah rezeki from Allah.

6. Date night? How many nights per months?

No date night for this time being. We rather spend our time together at home.

7. Your child’s favourite show?

Entertainment from her Kakak Mai.

8. Name one thing you bought before you had your baby and never ended up using?

Body support pillow for stroller/car seat.

9. Your child’s favourite food?

Nasi & Fish for Ariana and Breastmilk for Sofea.

10. How many cars does your family have?


11. Weight gain before pregnancy, during and after and now?

I gained 12kg during pregnancy, lost 10kg on the 2nd week after delivery and gained about 2-3kg now.

12. Dream holiday with your kids?

For now, just stick to somewhere in Malaysia.

13. Dream holiday without your kids?

I cant imagine leaving my kids behind!

14. How has your life changed since your baby has been born?

Lets just say that I am still catching up my momentum managing 2 kids. (And that explains the lack of updates in this blog)

15. Finish the sentence: ‘It makes my heart melt to see … ‘

Sofea pulling off Ariana’s hair while Ariana screamed for help..

16. Where do you shop for your kids?

Online, offline.. Anywhere anytime..

17. Favourite makeup and skincare products?

I dont have time to even think of it. Ask me again after 1 year. Maybe I’ll be using expensive skincare by then due to not taking much care on my skin now.

18. Huggies or Pampers?


19. Have you always wanted kids?


20. Best part about being a mom?

Knowing that there are 2 little girls who will turn to me everytime they need their diapers to be changed, bump to be washed, stomach to be filled & cash machine for their endless needs of new toys. Im a happy mommy!

I am tagging :

Puan Azmah

Dimple Hamidon

Vanessa Arianne

(Modal untuk update blog, ohkay?!)

Baby Wearing

As a heads up, here’s a few guidelines on choosing the right carrier for your baby. Source from FB Group Malaysian Babywearers.


So, it all started when Sofea was born. Bahaha.. Ok. Seriously. It all started when I started to shop for baby stuffs via instagram. The first carrier that I bought was Boba Wrap. Worn few times only indoor and once outdoor in an airconditioned room a.k.a shopping mall~. Sofea didnt really like it. Or was it me who didt really know how to wrap her.

Then, I bought Autumnz Ring Sling. Sofea ok pulak. But I dont like the material sebab panas. Maka, mula lah jari jemari scrolling up and down for new ring sling. A friend recommended Jumpsac. So i went through their website and found what I want but unfortunately sold out pulak.

Jumpsac Jacquard Damask in Turquoise/Fuchsia


But I bought this instead sebab pattern damask tu suda habis.
Rainbow BowWow Ring Sling

Tiada gambar full. Sipi-sipi ja. The best thing about ring sling is, bila baby sudah tertidur, macam Sofea lah. Tidur sambil ternganga mulut. Memang perasaan tidur dalam womb lah tu. Warm and comfy.

A week after that, long distance partner in crime in babywearing ni tag me in a fb post of Malaysian Babywearer FSOT page (for sale or trade). Ada orang mau jual dia punya jacquard damask ring sling, just like the one that I want. Tanpa berfikir panjang terus saya beli.


Akibat tanpa fikir panjang itu, I have to let go my boba wrap and autumnz ring sling. Seeing them lying around the house ‘un-usd’ makes me feel guilty. Managed to sell both and ready to serve their new owner.

Now that I have 2 ring sling, rasa mau hari-hari jalan supaya dapat babywearing. Keluar pergi beli beras pun asi.