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Monday, July 25, 2016

Let It Be- Story of The Beatles

Last week I attended Let It Be the musical, something I'd been anticipating ever since my manager told me about this event a month ago! I quickly locked down the date in my calendar, booked my date, Boon, and invited two other Beatles fans, my sister in-law, Jasmine and her husband, Evan!

You may be wondering how I became a fan of The Beatles, since the band already disbanded by the time I was born (1989). Well, growing up in my teenage years, I have a huge ass radio player on my study table where I'll tune in to Lite FM (105.7 in the Klang Valley lol) every single day and night. Since young I'd been an old soul, and that is reflected in my choice of music too. The Beatles, Eric Clapton, The Carpenters, Barbra Streisand, Barry Manilow- my kind of music!

Since I listen to the oldies so much, I often imagined how nice it'll be if I could catch them live in concert. Wouldn't it be so, so nice to hear them sing live? Some of these classic singers have the best voices ever!

I know it's impossible to hear The Beatles live, so I never once thought about it. But now if you tell me there's a musical theatre production based on The Beatles, with live music and singing? GIVE IT TO MEEEEEEE!!!

Our VIP tickets!!

Guess who else were there too! Audrey brought her Fat Her (father ahahah) while Hui Wen brought her mom! For a moment I felt bad for not bringing my parents hahaha but they said they're busy anyway so ok la hahaha.

Excitedly waiting for the show to start! So cute of them to show classic TV commercials on both the TVs to set the mood! Totally transported back to the 60's.

Our date night! :)

And here they were!!

OMG I couldn't believe just how real they looked! Their makeup, hair, costumes and mannerisms really looked like The Beatles!! Not difficult to identify who is who! 

Here's Paul McCartney singing 'Yesterday'. Goosebumps!

Us, the audience were brought on a journey from when The Beatles first started their career at the Cavern Club in 1962, through the times they performed at the Ed Sullivan show, all the way to the times they disbanded, and their reunited again. Felt like I was witnessing their journey as a band live!

Hahaha we wanted to sing along so badly that Hui Wen and I started googling the lyrics!

Look at the excited crowd! We were among the many others who stood up and danced to the Rock n' Roll numbers! Felt like I was being transported back to the disco days! It was so fun and nice to see everyone, young and old being so sporting! :)

Intermission! With more classic TV commercials playing on the TVs!

Check out our Malaysian flag! 

I took soooooo many pictures and snapchats that night that I think I annoyed my neighbours hahaha!! Sorry, fan girl was too excited!!

I was waiting for this and when John Lennon finally sang Imagine, I couldn't help but scream! OMG he sounded sooooo much like Lennon! Mannerisms all too! OMG real starstruck moment right there!

They finished off with Let It Be and Hey Jude, two of which the crowd was highly anticipating throughout the night. The whole hang was singing along and even lighted up their phone torchlights and wave them in the air :)

That's The Beatles with an accompanying pianist!

It was such a great night! Totally finished on a high and I found myself humming to the tunes of The Beatles all throughout the night!

Finishing this post with a gorgeous view of our magnificent Petronas Twin Towers!

Had one of the best, sweetest sleeps that night hahaha! Thanks Malaysian Major Events and Churp Churp for the VIP tickets! What an experience!


love, Careen.
This post is filed under AdvertorialLifestyle

Friday, July 15, 2016

Sanitary Care with UUcare

Guests what, after 14 months, my best friend is back.

Best friend, Aunt Flo, The Big P, Red Monster, Aunt Mary, The Red Carpet (lol this one is funny!), the Visitor, whatever we ladies call it. Yes, it's back.

Some people say that as long as you're breastfeeding, you wouldn't get your period. When I first heard that I was like, "Wow that's awesome! I can live with that!"

Well, clearly I've not done more research on this. Apparently for some nursing mothers, their period can return as early as 1-2 months after giving birth even when they breastfeed, while some as long as they breastfeed- 1 year, 2 years, or even 3 years! I'm still fully breastfeeding but I guess my body decides it's time to get fertile again. And no, I ain't planning to try for baby number two until Tyler turns two, as I need some gap before getting pregnant again due to my C-section. If not for that I would start trying earlier!

I've never been the type of girl who cruises through their periods with zero pain and discomfort, neither am I on the other extreme, rendered strengthless and curling up on the bed the moment the Visitor arrives. I'm quite in the middle- where the first two days would give me pretty bad cramps and make me easily exhausted, and subsequently feel better.

So what's worse than having period cramps and feeling exhausted all day? It is to have period cramps and feeling exhausted all day while needing to take care of an active infant! *cries in a corner*

This is when I subscribe to any little thing that can make me feel better, just that little wee bit better to retain my sanity. Things like eating my favourite food, sleeping in a little longer, taking a long, hot shower, wearing loose and comfy clothes, wrapping myself in a blanket, and wearing soft, thin and comfortable sanitary pads that make me feel like I'm not having that dreaded time of the month.

Having been getting period for the past, let's see...16 years of my life, I've pretty much tried every brand of sanitary pads available in the market. And trust me when I say, when you're feeling the cramps and backache and feeling lousy, the last thing you want is to be disturbed by the discomfort you're feeling from wearing unsuitable sanitary pads.

For me, after trying so many different types of pads- I came to realise that I personally prefer the ones that are thin yet super absorbent, sticks well (with wings please!), with dry yet soft surface. Am always on the lookout for different brands to try and lately I was introduced to this new sanitary pad brand called UUcare from Singapore!

Firstly, I was attracted by the simple yet classy packaging of white and bronze. If you haven't already known, I love all things white and am a sucker for minimalistic designs *vain*

I love that the design doesn't scream 'SANITARY PAD'. It could pass as being, you know, wet wipes! Not so awkward if I need Boon to help me do an emergency run to the store! Hahaha

There are 3 different ranges of sanitary pads from UUcare-
Uucare Crown Anti-Bacterial, Uucare Cool Technology, and Young Girl by Uucare.

The one I'm using currently is the first one- Uucare Crown Anti-Bacterial which is the hero range that boasts of a soft feeling on the surface of the sanitary pads. It is also the range that is most popular and is available in all stores (full list of stores at the end of blog post).

Aside from the soft surface, it also has a layer of anti-bacterial surface on the pad which helps in eliminating odour (very important!!). The glue is powerful and sticks well, and is made without flourescer or any whitening chemicals. It is also high in absorbency as the gel inside the pad has a self-absorbing feature! Which is great because the last thing we, girls want is to have a visible red stain on our clothes -.-

Each range comes with different types and length to cater to different times and needs. Usually what I do is for the first few days of my period when I get a heavier flow, I'll wear longer maxi pads overnight to prevent staining my clothes and bed sheets (worst thing ever, seriously). Then as my period reduces I'll gradually wear shorter sanitary pads and then ending with panty liners.

Where to find?

Crown Antibacterial Range:
- Tesco, Aeon Wellness, Maxvalu, Mercatos, Jason's Food Hall (Bangsar), Hero Supermarket

Cool Tech Range:
Aeon Wellness

If you wanna know more about Uucare, you can read more on their Facebook page-

Hope this post helps you in finding your ideal sanitary pads to help you get through your monthly blues better!


love, Careen.
This post is filed under AdvertorialLifestyle

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Tyler's First Trip to Genting!

Doing something a little different for today's blog post! 

Since we have so many photos from both my camera and phone (+ Snapchat), I thought it'd be nice to compile all of them and make them into a pictorial post like this one! Hope you enjoyed it! :)

Blogged in details on-the-go over at Dayre (read the post HERE), so hop on over if you'd like to read about the details of our one-day trip to Genting, what we did, what we ate and how we struggled to find things to do up there :')

Nevertheless, it was a fun, fun trip because we did it as a family! Can't wait to make a trip up again when the new theme park is ready!

Til' then!

love, Careen
This post is filed under Personal, Family.

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