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.

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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.. 🙂

Fujifilm x100s

Cerita panjang lebar on how I managed to get this new item has been told in my previous shopping haul entry. And now, I would like to menambah panjangkan lagi crita pasal this new gadget.

Pendek kata, Oh So Syiok!

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I wanted a simple point and shoot camera and it has to be pink , but were given this out-of-my-league type of camera without guidance from Enchek Kedek because he himself have not tried the camera yet. So I ended up with reading the manual book during my 2 + 1 hour flight to Langkawi. Haha. The internet at the hotel we stayed in Langkawi was bad, so I didnt really have the chance to go look on the net for more info on the camera. I didnt use the camera on my 1st and 2nd day there, and only took it out after I have the fear of Enchek Kedek asking me why I didnt use that camera.

After series of randomly pushing the buttons, gone through the menus, try & error and finally, Dapat jugak ambil gambar cantek.

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Gambar-gambar bunga ini di ambil dengan Auto mode. Segala-galanya auto. So this camera actually amat senang untuk di pakai, set auto pun, masih boleh dapat gambar yang seakan-akan pro. Dengan bokeh lagi. Dan bokeh nya sangat cantik.

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Four Point by Sheraton, Langkawi. Gambar di sekitar lobby. Padahal 2 keping ja.

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I used advanced filter -> ‘retro camera’ to take this picture. Saya tengok cantek. Enchek Kedek cakap, ada ghosting. Terus saya blur, ada peng-hantu-an? Ghosting ni seakan-akan cahaya putih yg keluar dari hujung2 subject tu. Dont use photography language to me, or else, i’ll use my dunia jahitan languange. Hehe.

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This picture were taken using advanced filter -> ‘toy camera’. I was dissapointed at first that I didnt manage to get sharp images during the island hopping activity. After our first stop, inside the bumpy boat ride, I discovered (ayat harus lebih) this advanced filter application and used ‘toy camera’ because of its rich colour.

During one of our stop i.e eagle watching where a pakcik threw foods on the surface of the water, and the eagles came to get it. Betapa saya mahu menggambar helang-helang tu, but I cant zoom enough. Sampai hotel I told Enchek Kedek that I cant find the zoom features (which on normal camera, amat mudah di dapati) and told him how dissapointed I was.

Lepas tu Enchek Kedek cakap, “Camera ni memang tiada zoom features”. Even if ada zoom pun, the quality of the picture wont be good, unless u pakai lense mcm meriam buluh tu,

-_-”

As what Enchek Kedek’s cousin just told me, “kalau mau zoom, zoom manually by feet” i.e use your feet to come closer to the object. Hehe. So basically, this camera sesuai untuk travelling, street photography.. Gambar yang ala-ala instagram gitewww. For my bags pun sesuai. Jadi, x lama lagi, gambar-gambar MMHB upgraded from ipad/iphone camera quality to x100s punya quality.

Another features that this camera has, and one of my favourite is..

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Grayscale and only show the true colour of your choice. Actually ada beberapa colour ja lah. Merah, orange, hijau, biru..

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Last but not least, haruslah ada gambar budak ni.

For comparison purpose, harga paling menawan hati Fujifilm x100s di Malaysia as of June 2013, is RM3500 with 8Gb SD card and one cool leather bag. Anything expensive than that, dont buy :p. And if you found anything that is lower than that price, check betul-betul because theres another same model, but without the S, i.e x100.

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The leather bag/casing.

PS : Dear professional photographer, you might find the words that I used in this entry is funny and so amature, well, i am not a photographer and my husband made me to choose this camera!!! haha.. But overall, I am satisfied with it. So thumbs up!

DIY : Kitchen Set

I am sure that all you mommies out there are aware of the nice, size-friendly and great kitchen play set in the market are super expensive. RM500 for kitchen play set?

I was browsing through Amazon and thought of buying a proper kitchen play set for Ariana and actually fainted for few times after seing the price label. Well, there are less expensive, but it doesnt meet my criteria.

Then I started to google for ‘tukang kayu di Miri’. Hahaha. Yes. I was thinking of hiring a carpenter to build a kitchen play set for Ariana, but failed. No carpenter promoting their workmanship on the net. Pffffftt!

So I used google again to look for ‘kitchen play set’, and found few blogs showing their DIY kitchen. Just a few pictures to show you. Dont forget to close your mouth :p

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(Picture source : Google)

And these are made using old tv cabinet.

Then I started to google for ‘used tv cabinet in Miri’ and again, failed. Haha. I texted Enchek Kedek abt this and said that I wanted to buy few plywoods and wood cutter to make a play kitchen. I am pretty sure that Enchek Kedek started to worry the moment he received my text. Hehe. Then I found a few more blogs giving tutorials on DIY Kitchen Play Set using cardboard and boxes. Score!!!

I started sketching and visualizing that dream kitchen in my head, and the next thing I know, I was already at the stationary store buying supplies for my kitchen project.

But, I only have the finished product of the kitchen because I didnt take any pictures during the process.

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The overall view of my cardboard & recycled boxes kitchen play set for Ariana.

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It was a fun project to be done with your children. Ariana did helped me sikit-sikit.

As long as you are able to visual the kitchen that you wanted, knows how to wrap a present and very determine to do it, start collecting used boxes, NOW!

I would love to see your own DIY kitchen set 🙂

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Ariana’s Babbies

Saya kan, minat main anak patung masa kecil2 dulu. Time umur lingkungan sekolah rendah, sanggup simpan duit untuk kumpul jadi RM10 dan beli sendiri look-a-like Barbie doll di Our Mini Market (satu kedai di Fajar dulu). Dulu-dulu tiada main Barbie Doll original tu pasal mahal. asalkan ada. Criteria pemilihan patung tu, paling bagus yang paling banyak baju supaya boleh tukar-tukar. Satu untuk pegi dinner, pegi kerja, pegi pasar beli ikan etc.

Fast forward ke sekarang, saya sudah ada anak perempuan yang sudah berumur 3 tahun 3 bulan, dan sudah pandai main anak patung. Saya lah yang paling suka sebab lama sudah tiada anak patung. Hehe.

Last year, I bought a Baby Alive for Ariana’s birthday present. Lepas tu, Ariana pandai tengok-tengok video review mainan di Youtube. Kemudian, pada suatu hari, kami pergi ke Toys R Us, Ariana terus sambar satu lagi Baby Alive. Rupa-rupanya video review yang Ariana selalu tengok tu betul-betul memudahkan Ariana in making decision which toy to sambar.

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Look at the HAPPY FACE 🙂

Now that she already have 2 babbies, Saya fikir2, best ni kalau ada tea party set. Boleh main-main minum tea 🙂

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Eh.. Did you noticed the new addition to the family?

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Taaadaaa…

I was looking at ebay for other available version of Baby Alive and just found out that Baby Alive wujud since zaman dolu-dolu and they are people selling vintage collections of Baby Alive in ebay.

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So, three of them all together and Ariana named them SATU, DUA and TIGA respectively.

And since that Ariana hijacked all they throw pillows for her babbies, I decided to make a bedding set for the babbies.

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Throwpillows and Ariana’s blanket.

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Then next day, we (read: Me, Satu, Dua & Tiga) send Ariana off to school together.

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And after that, the girls (read: Satu, Dua & Tiga) followed me to the Post Office, bank and craft supllies store.

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-_-”

PS: Ariana got a lot of toys from me this month, so she should at least fast from buyying toys for the next 3 months. Hehe.

PS: These Baby Alive pandai makan & minum & pakai diaper, but, I didnt tell Ariana about this yet. not until mommy knows how to sew baby’s cloth diapers. Bankrupt mommy beli pampers baby alive nanti.

My New Toy :)

So the title says it all.. 🙂

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This came in the mail last week, when I was already anxiously waiting for it.

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We ordered it from applestore online, so that we can get the engraving, and yes, its free 🙂

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The Hello Kitty Ipad Mini Case that I bought a week earlier because the shopkeeper kind of treatening me by saying, “saya tidak tau lah kalau ini colour masih available by the time u punya ipad sampi”. Demmm.. Terus beli!

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And see, how cute the mini ipad is!

All the features of the ipad mini are still the same as Ipad 3, only the size is FUN-er & lighter.

And because of this, I ordered an ipad-like learning toy for Ariana so that she wont rebut with me 🙂

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Vtech Innotab 2, that features a motion game, learning activity, big memory capacity & external SDcard memory slot to put in music & movies annndddddd a 360 rotating camera. Dasyat mainan budak sekarang. Purchased it online from UK Amazon, brought back to Malaysia by Enchek Kedek’s cousin and I saved about RM200 from buying it locally. Hehehe.

YES.. I am that SMART in spending money 🙂