Here it comes again! Raya is just around the corner, and i’m sure most of you are already hunting down your raya 2017 outfits because i definitely am! Being a plus size, choices are limited and you must be thinking,
Where to buy baju raya plus size 2017?
What brands carry plus size baju raya?
Where to get nice plus size muslimah baju?
I’ve been searching for reasonably priced and decent looking raya 2017 outfits for plus size women and here are some of the brands that i’ve come across:
Poplook Raya 2017
Bread is pretty much a staple for my family, the Eurasian side of my family at least.. now that i’m married to a total Melayu husband, ada roti, takde roti pun x kisah.. But nasi is a must! Huhu! Anyway, i can say that i pretty much know my breads and differentiate the good and the bad, base on my personal preference of course.
The type of bread and its quality is the base to a good sandwich- ALWAYS!
So when i was invited to review a new sandwich kiosk that just opened recently in Sunway Pyramid, i was a bit skeptical, but kept my mind open to trying something new.
The sandwich kiosk is called Sandwich Express and is located on the 1st floor of Sunway Pyramid near Maxis. It has the same concept as a major sandwich chain which i’m sure you all know, where you pick a type of bread, choose what flavour you want, pick your veggies and lastly the sauces. I also learnt that they have other outlets in KLCC, Pavilion and another two in Ipoh as well.
When i was pregnant, i decided that i would want to breastfeed my child till the age of two. I prepped myself with all the equipments needed, ate a lot of healthy milk-boosting foods and was ready for that day to come. There were a number of reasons why i wanted to breastfeed and continue breastfeeding till the age of two such as:
- I heard that breastfeeding will help you get back to your original weight and maybe even lose that weight-fast cause breastfeeding burns extra calories!
- Breastmilk has natural antibodies that keep your baby healthy
- It lowers the risk of diabetes and obesity for your baby
- Great for babies brain and development
- Reduce the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)
- Delayed menstruation- which means you don’t have to deal with your period too soon!(plus it’s a natural birth control too!)
- Save lots of money!- formula milk are so expensive these days. And what if your baby can’t take dairy? Goat’s milk is even more expensive!
- Breastfed babies are known to be less picky eaters too!
Who wouldn’t want all these breastfeeding benefits for you and your baby right?
But let me tell you, exclusively breastfeeding is not an easy task, especially when you’re a working mum. It is a commitment to yourself and to your baby.
The first few days in the hospital, breastfeeding didn’t seem to be a problem. Nurses were there to teach me to breastfeed the right way and provide me with all the advice i needed to persevere.
After 4 days in the hospital i finally got back home, and it felt good to be home. But that first night home turned out to be nightmare. Baby was constantly waking up crying and nothing seemed to calm him down. He developed a high temperatue and we had to go back to the hospital for a check. Turned out that baby was dehydrated and was not receiving enough milk. He had to be admitted into NICU and stay there for a few days for observation. Worst part was that i wasn’t able to stay with him at night, which led the nurse to ask me if it’s alright if they “top up” his feeding with formula. My heart dropped. i felt horrible that my body was not producing enough milk for him, i felt like a failure, but agreed that the nurses fed him formula on top of my expressed milk which i provided whenever i could.
In this day and age where Instagram plays a big role in our life, and likes and followers are all what people care about, it’s hard not to compare ourselves with others. But despite all the insecurities that it can provoke, social media has also given us a platform for self love and positive vibes, without taking into account the the size or shape of our bodies.
The body-positive movement is not about encouraging an unhealthy lifestyle of thin-shaming. It’s all about encouraging people to be more kind and forgiving towards their body with the goal of improving overall well-being and health be it physically or mentally. The main focus is about building self-esteem through improving one’s self image, be it by nurturing and maintaining one’s weight, working -out or changing a lifestyle for a better outlook in life while building more confidence in yourself. It’s all about supporting each other to better self-esteem and these body-positive advocates do just that.
Check out these fire-ry and fierce body-positive advocates and let them inspire you be it through fashion, quotes and overall self confidence.
1. Tess Holliday
Hey guys, just want to point out how funny the universe works sometime.
Last week, one of my dearest and closest cousin, Danial got married to the love of his life. It’s so nice to see him finally so happy and of course changed for the better. The funny part is that his wife, was my ex-colleague while i was working in Bella on ntv7. So i knew her (Sofea) wayyyyyyy before he even laid eyes on her!
This was Sofea and i in 2014
Who knew that these two people that i know from 2 different worlds would collide and are now officially married! So weird yet it’s so nice that these 2 have found each other.
14 April 2017, they’re officially married!
Wishing you love birds an everlasting love for one another with lotsa babies on the way too! God bless always!
Over the weekend, i had the pleasure of attending Asia’s largest social media award show- Influence Asia 2017, where top social media influencers across seven countries gathered to celebrate the influencer industry across Asia. A total of 252 social media influencers from 7 Asian countries participated in the categories of food, health and fitness, beauty, lifestyle, fashion, parenting, Youtube channel, Youtube personality and Breakout Influencer.
It was such a great opportunity to see some of the best and rising influencers in Asia, some of which have made me wonder why and some that I totally envy! There were also special guest presenters that are top influencers in their various fields namely, Carli Bybel (US) and Shannon Harris (NZ) for the beauty category, Lilymaymac (AUS) for the lifestyle category, Anis Nabilah (MY) for the food category and Sririta Jensen (TH) for the fashion category.
Also making an appearance was Judy Travis and her husband Benji. I mean OMG, they’re like the world’s top parenting Youtube content creator with a collective of 3.5 million subscribers spanned over 3 Youtube channels.
There are just too many outstanding influencers to mention, from top 15 to top 4 and then of course the winners of each category. But check out Mai Ngo: Continue Reading
Creating and styling different looks with a piece of clothing is one of my passion. Not only does it give you a chance to wear it for different occasions, it also gives you a fresh new look everytime you wear it. So for this post, i decided to share with you some of the ways that i would wear my long cardigan. i’m using a chiffon cardigan here, but i think it’ll work with any type of material. I bought this long cardigan from one of the facebook groups i’m following. Not so happy with the way it turned out to be in real life compared to the photo advertised on the group, but hey! i guess that’s what you get from buying a cheap RM30 cardigan. LOL. Nonetheless, i always make things work and to me it’s not about how much your piece of clothing cost, it’s how expensive you look wearing it! Woot Woot!
So here are 5 ways on how to wear your long cardigan. Continue Reading
Notice how on some days people ask if you’ve put on weight and on some days they compliment you for looking slimmer than usual? Well it’s no secret that the clothes you wear play a big role in making that happen. Make everyday a ‘compliment’ day by knowing these 5 mistakes that make you look bigger than you actually are.
Wearing clothes that are not your size
Be it a size too small or a size too big, wearing clothes that are not the right size is a huge mistake. Wearing baggy clothes and clothes that are a bit too big are not solutions to hide your love handles, instead it just makes you look frumpy and big. As for wearing sizes too small, well you can imagine all the unwanted rolls and muffin tops that just accentuates your fats. Continue Reading
A lot of people have been asking about this outfit of mine and especially the skirt and shoes, so i decided to blog about the full deets on this outfit.
When i got the invite to Coach’s store opening party in Pavilion Elite, i knew i had to put together something stylish and not drag my lazy self there with the usual outfit. But post-partum you knowlah, mane ade that many outfits worth wearing to an event like this kan?
Back when i was in primary school, i remember thinking of how cool it was to wear glasses and i used to play around with my friend’s glasses putting them on and pretending to be a smart alec! And with all that eye straining, i got my wish and had to actually wear glasses for real! Then highschool came and i hated my glasses! Sports was a nuisance and every time i had to change for PJK or extra co-curricular activities was just irritating because of my glasses. Back then my glasses were as nerdy as they can get, and looking back… i’m wondering, what the hell was i thinking.. LOL. But thank god for contact lenses, my problems were solved.
Nowadays, there are so many new stylish eyewear in the market and most of them are really reasonably priced! I especially love eyewear shops that have a fixed priced, and have an open concept that gives me the freedom to try on as many styles of eyewear as i like without having the pressure from the retail assistant.