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My current favourite way to keep mosquitoes away.

Keeping Liam from getting bitten by mosquitoes is one of my main struggles as a new parent. News of rising dengue cases are really scary. In fact my own brother was admitted for dengue a couple of months ago :( So glad he’s recovered.

It doesn’t help matter that I do take Liam along for my dog walking sessions daily in a nearby park where mossies thrive!

It’s a weekly occurrence that he gets bitten at least a few times and it pains me to see the bumps on his skin :(

Thing is, while I could use powerful mosquito repellant on myself, I can’t do so for Liam as he’s just a baby with delicate skin. Lets not even begin on the risks of his skin developing allergies.

There are plenty of products out there in the market for babies and kids but my favourite currently is from the trusted brand name, Tiger Balm.

Coming in packs of 10s, each patch is individually packed to ensure its efficacy.

I love that the patches have only natural active ingredients and no scary chemicals such as DEET.

It’s very easy to use. Just open the packet, take the patch out and peel off the back layer and stick it on clothes, prams/strollers or baby carriers. It’s sufficiently sticky and works best on fabric material.

No worries about it leaving sticky residue, not on my stuff anyway.

I use the patches on our walks, sticking one to Liam’s baby carrier. I swear it keeps both of us from mossie bites. There’s no need for skin contact, a huge plus.

I also stick the patches on Liam’s clothes when he’s playing in his play yard, which is located in the corner of the living room, a favourite hangout place for nasty mosquitoes.

And of course, Liam has been mossie bites free since I started using the patches.

That to me, is the biggest reason why I love Tiger Balm’s Mosquito Repellent Patch.

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Why I enjoy using UBER Malaysia

I didn’t have a good start with uber. Downloaded the app last year and was playing with it when it suddenly sent me a car hahaha. I had to email them to cancel the trip and they were very accommodating.

In hindsight, it was probably user problem but it did put me off from using it. I happily stuck with MyTeksi whenever I needed a taxi, which I had experienced no problems with other than some pretty old taxis.

Fast forward to this year, husband has been raving about uber as he uses it whenever he goes to places he knows he’s going to drink. He’s been praising the vehicle quality, the pleasant drivers and the superb customer service by uber (ie: refunding partial fare if driver took a longer unnecessary route etc).

So recently, I decided to give uber another go. The app is far more user friendly than I remember (maybe I have gotten smarter? lol) and it was a breeze to get a car.

I wanted uberX which was the cheapest option but there wasn’t any car available so I chose uberBLACK and applied the recent Ramadan promo “MYUBERRAMADAN” which offers free ride up to RM25 each between 4pm and 9pm daily until June 30.

So my driver came and picked me up in a brand new Teana and it was a really nice experience. My driver opened door for me and it was appreciated as I was baby wearing Liam. He was chatty but not annoying and I enjoyed conversing with him about kids. He told he me he enjoyed his job as an uber driver and it’s just overrall a really pleasant and positive experience.

I would gladly pay RM45 for the uberBLACK service as it’s quite a distance, but with the promo it was a proper steal!!

Anyway, I used uber again to meet Gareth at 1MK mall and this time I managed to get an uberX car. It’s a brand new KIA Cerato and I was happy with it. I was surprised to find that the ramadan promo code was still valid it was automatically applied to my fare so I ended up paying less than RM2 from Sri Damansara to Mont Kiara!!! Somemore I was so kiam I used the “fare split” feature with Gareth so he could pay half my fare but turned out I didn’t need to. Hahahaha.

Want to laugh when I see RM0.59 charged to my card LOL

Needless to say, I am an uber convert now!

Anyway, if you haven’t used uber before, please give it a go! You can sign up for a free trip up to RM40 HERE.

If you have already downloaded the app, you can also apply my promocode to get up to RM40 free for your first uber ride:

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I can’t wait to use it more often to go to the city and places with not so great parking. It’s such a great service and I can’t rave enough about it. BTW, this is not an advertorial!

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Our first family getaway.

I don’t remember the last time I actually did something on my laptop. Seated down and taking my sweet time typing something out.

If you’re reading this post, it means I have actually managed to blog properly!

I was very determined, because I needed to do some research on Liam’s first birthday party. If you have forgotten who Liam is, well he’s my 10 month old son.

So I nursed him in bed till he fell asleep and slowly ninja-ed out from beneath him.

Put baby to nap – DONE!

So lets get to what I’m really here for. Our first family vacation to….. deng deng deng Cherating! Hehe.

We obviously started with an easy one.

Crap! Spoke too soon.

He has woken up from his nap -_-
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So I am blogging with my phone now in bed while bub plays with his toy steering wheel.

He hasn’t gotten it right yet.
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Bloody hell. Something is wrong with my blogging app, the photos keep going missing. Ain’t nobody got time for that!

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So this was 3 days ago FML. This is my life now, a simple task takes forever to accomplish as I constantly get interrupted. I am not complaining, just stating a fact of my life. I love being a mommy to Liam. My love tank is full :)

So yes, back to our very first family vacation! It’s kind of like a belated mother’s day getaway, arranged by the husband. Thank you hubs!

Checked-in!

Explored the balcony. With supervision eheh.

Went swimming.

Went to the beach.

Sat in the dirtiest baby chair ever that no amount of wet wipes could clean. Luckily we had towels in the car. He didn’t seem too bothered about it.

Ate a french fry for the first time (after I licked off all the salt hehe)

Walked on sand for the first time, and loving it.

Drank beer.

On the way back from Cherating, we popped by my granny’s so Liam could visit his maternal great grandmother.

Okay, it’s 1.30pm now I can hear the bub rousing from his sleep. Got to go! Hopefully not too long before I blog here again!

In the meantime, you can catch me on Dayre.

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