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Autumn Coordinate 2014

October 13, 2014 in Useless fashion 5 Cheesed

Haven’t done coordinate post in a while!

Lately there’s a shift in my coordinate preference, as having a baby does does more change to your lifestyle than you imagine, including your wardrobe. Having to carry him and take care of his needs, i have been opting for the more comfortable, casual outfits. As high heels is almost impossible now, i’m also big on sneakers and loafers these days!

Here are some of my coordinates recently trying to blend into the autumn scene. In Malaysia. XD

 

Coordinate 1

A more casual MODE using mostly EMODA’s items.

 

Coordinate 2

Comfy casual accessorized with #Chambomb.

 

Coordinate 3

Not a big slogan tee/shirt fan (especially with such angst lol), but thank you Jac Vanek for sending the awesome stuff!

 

Coordinate 4

Have also been secretly wearing a lot of danna’s items lately XD

 

Coordinate 5

Half the items are are also the danna’s XD

 

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[Sponsored Coordinate]

Tokyo Corner

So! I am so happy to discover Tokyo Corner, an online shopping portal on Japanese fashion/items! They products they carry range from women and men’s clothing to household accessories, and even manga/anime collectibles!!

I placed my order on some items and i am really impressed with their service!! Excellent customer service and quick delivery!

Coordinate 6

Side Mesh Top/Dress is from OMG, a street style brand.

Love how simple casual yet funky their items are. They also have Izu (Izuoka Misaki) as the model! I love her fashion sense <3

Browse more on OMG’s items here.

 

Coordinate 7

Chillin Tokyo Tee too from OMG. It’s free size so i can also share it with the danna XD

 

Close up!

 

Other than that, they also carry many other brands of different themes. Like Galaxxxy:

 

 

There’s also Supreme Lala, Kokokim, Fig&Viper, and also Esperenza, one of my fav foot wear brands in Shibuya 109!

Also!!

The antique book cases are also from Tokyo Corner!

Perfect for space saver and to keep small accessories!

Hop over to Tokyo Corner for some fun shopping!  Or just click on the Tokyo Corner banner on the side bar!

Also what’s worth mentioning is that they also do free shipping worldwide for clothing & apparel!! The site is in English, it requires no proxy companies and has a 28 days return policy. Sounds awesome to me!

 

Follow them:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/tokyocornerstore
Instagram: @tokyocornershop

 

4 months

October 11, 2014 in Baby 17 Cheesed

Junya turns 4 months today.

What has happened in the past month:

(Also read  first month , second month and third month here.)

 

For Mama

1. End up still have to sleep like a Chinese zombie after all. -_-

This picture explains it all.

I said i needed a God-size bed. But now that i think of it, even if i get an Infinity bed, i would still end up sleeping like that. Junya will simply roll closer and closer and closer to me. Based on this every day training, i think by next month i could sleep on a tightrope with ease.

Some people commented i shouldn’t co-sleep with my baby on the same bed cuz it will cause SIDS etc. Well, i am not going to delve into the whole co-sleeping debate, but let’s just say that i just simply cannot resist. Other than having the plus side of easy nursing at night, i also LOVE having him next to me. Sniffing him to sleep sort of became a bed-time ritual to me. A bed without him is simply too lonely. Which leads me to the next point.

 

2. My Little Lover

I never thought i would feel this way.

Before Xiaxue, Audrey, QiuQiu and i all got pregnant, we sometimes discussed among ourselves how we would dress our daughter up. It never even crossed my mind that i would have a boy. In my fantasy i would always have these two beautiful girls with long hair, sweet and docile. Both my mom and the danna also wished for a girl.

When i found out i was having a boy, i almost cried. It was too much of a disappointment. I couldn’t admit it publicly because people would judge and say what an awful mother i am and that i should just be thankful that my baby is healthy. Yes that much is true. But that was also how i honestly felt at that point.

Even right after he was born, i didn’t get this “love at first sight” feeling every other mother sings fondly about. He was this wrinkly, slow-motion being i could only curiously (and quite helplessly) stared at. I doubted myself why i couldn’t feel more lovingly towards him. Then i concluded that i am just a very stoical person wtf (although some of my friends have more polite choice of word: zen). I don’t panic/worry much. On the same level i also don’t love as much?

But 3 months have passed and i have completely changed my feelings.

I couldn’t recall when i started to feel this way, but i was so glad i have a boy. It feels so natural to me, i almost couldn’t imagine myself with a girl (although i would really loved to have a girl next).

I am infatuated with him.

Sort of in a way like how i had a crush on the first boy i liked. I want to get close to him, lie down next to him, hold his tiny hand in mine, and just stare endlessly at him. My heart warms up and melts away. And sometimes i kiss him on the lips (!!! Am i the only one who does this wtf), over and over again (and it gives me a euphoric high wtf. Is that normal?).

He is my little lover.

I don’t have a girl so i cannot imagine if it is the same, but i guess it would be a little different somehow. They say that boys are always closer to moms? I guess i kind of understand it. And strange enough i can now imagine myself with two boys (or even three???) and i’m happy with that (just saying that so don’t get my hopes high next round HAHAHA).

 

 

For Baby

1. Took his first passport photo

Actually this one is taken by iPhone lolol and i photoshopped the background away. Ended up the immigration didn’t let us use this -_-.

We would bring him back to Japan (first trip overseas woohoo!!) in December, he would turn 6 months then. There are so many things to worry about (starting solid? Cold winter… having him with me 24/7 and zero help, baby-friendly places, etc etc etc), but at the same time i am also very very excited about it!

 

2. Turning into a boy

Somehow he loses his babyness each day, and turning more and more like a boy. He smiles more and cries less but also starting to show his temper eagerly lol.

He would sigh dramatically sometimes and grumbles when he is not pleased lolol.

 

3. His favorite drumstick

At 2 months old he discovered his drumsticks, but now he has mastered the skill of chewing on the bones lol. Instead of the whole fist now he has a favorite finger to chew on (not only just sucking anymore).

 

4. Grow more cheeks

Same as the month before.

And i love to bury my lips deep deep deeeeeeeep into those cheeks.

 

 

5. Sitting up

He can sit up now for a short while against the sofa without toppling over and he demands to be held up-right most of the time. (Cannot cradle him anymore. Anyway cradling looks awkward since he is so big now XD).

 

6. *Trying* to roll over

With a little help he can now flip from back to tummy.

And also enjoys tummy-time a lot more now that he could hold his head up steadily.

Despite so much of rolling and (struggling to) flipping, Junya still hasn’t had a single leak poo incident thanks to Merries. Really tried and tested awesome!

 

Merries update:

Other than AEON & AEON BiG outlets, they now have expanded (gaining popularity!!!) to other outlets as well, check out Merries MY’s FB page for new expansion update from time to time!

Other than that, look out for their Loyalty Programs!

You can get more details at Aeon and Aeon Big at Merries corner, do check them out!

 

Lastly, Merries will be participating in Mom & Baby Expo 2014!

It gets the premium location, which is right in front of the entrance! I was at the previous expo and bought a few cartons XD. They will be running exclusive carton special price offer so that’s your best chance to grab tons and tons!

There will also be other freebies and activities like Merries Lucky draw to win up to RM1880 and other fun stage activities! Follow Merries on FB for their latest update!

 

 

 

 

Stored in Baby | 17 Cheesed

Annie Loiseau

October 8, 2014 in Commercial Break 6 Cheesed

When i was pregnant, i received an email from Annie Loiseau, a bridal house in KL offering to do a maternity photoshoot with me.

Annie Loiseau’s home branch is from Brighton, UK. They also have branches situated in Taipei and Bali. Recently they have expanded to Malaysia un Feb 2014.

Annie Loiseau in UK.

Annie Loiseau in Taipei.

Annie Loiseau in SS2, PJ.

AL’s main focus is on their unique wedding gowns that are known for elegance and glamour. Each of AL’s wedding gown is designed by their french designer, Annie Loiseau herself, and is exquisitely handmade in England.

Other than gowns, they also offer photography services including:

  • Pre Wedding photography (available locally, in Taiwan or Bali, with the same price!!!!!)
  • Family Portrait
  • Personal Photography
  • Baby & Children Photography
  • Maternity Photography

 

Anyway, back on the maternity photoshoot!

I’m not big on the whole belly (pardon the accidental pun) thing, so i decided to have the photoshoot after the baby is born. They are really nice and patient! They waited for almost half a year, we finally arranged a day and the photoshoot was done when Junya was 76 days old.

I was really inspired by the Japanese baby sleep art, so we had a meeting earlier to brain storm ideas. And when the crew came they knew exactly what to do and brought all the props needed!

Here are some of the selected pictures from that photoshoot!

 

Picnic Under Sakura

All the props are prepared by Annie Loiseau’s team! They knew exactly what i wanted (sakura petals, fabric bento, picnic mats…) and this is my favorite series!

 

Happy Dreamy Boy

As it is really hard to capture perfect poses of a baby, i also requested some pictures to be digitally designed (no need so mafan to decorate everything only to have a baby wake up screaming lol).

Love how creative they are with the designs!

 

Little Fisherman

Junya’s coordinate is actually a sushi master’s outfit lol. There are little seafood motifs on the clothes, so they also enhanced the image accordingly with the sea creature theme.

 

 

Mama & BB

No longer mama&bb selfies lol.

Other than all the fun shots, we also did a few clean and simple portrait shots together ♡ AL’s team provided hair and make up too, so everything is done in my own home :D

 

 

Some behind the scene:

The photographer is from Taiwan! He’s super quick.

The entire shoot took only about 2-3 hours, with so many different scenes!! I was quite amazed because initially i was so paranoid about Junya’s sleep schedule, mood and energy, etc etc etc. It turned out to be a breeze!

He seemed very at ease too :D

I really enjoyed the shooting process, and i love all the photos! Before they contacted me, i didn’t think of doing a baby & mama photoshoot. Since i could selfie every day and snap his picture any time right? But i’m so glad i did it! A professional photoshoot is after all very very different (just compare the quality of the above photo taken with iPhone lol). So if you have a baby/young child and would like to capture the moments while it lasts, i highly recommend Annie Loiseau’s team. :)

 

 

On the shoot day, i was also wearing an AL’s wedding gown.

Classy and simple, i love it!

Some other Annie Loiseau’s signature pieces:

Aren’t they all super gorgeous!

 

 

Right now they are having a wedding gown promotion for the month of October, for your wedding photography or on your actual wedding day!

*Accessories are included
* Personal fiting and alteration fees are included

And it is valid for one year redemption!

 

Find out more from Annie Loiseau’s website and Facebook Page!

If you like, you can also visit:

95 & 97 Jalan SS 2/75
47300 Petaling Jaya
Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: +603 7865 1942

 

Tokyo DisneySea Spring 2014

October 5, 2014 in Japan 4 Cheesed

Today’s photopost is Tokyo DisneySea with RinRin this spring!

We were there last year too (haven’t even blogged about it), and i really wanted to visit Disney in spring because it has the prettiest theme and the best weather! Also this is Junya’s first theme park debut lolol. Through my belly lolol.

Baby bump coordinate! I think i was 31 weeks along.

Make.

A snack before i left to meet RinRin. Apple juice and White Ichigo tart.

The tart costs something like RM40 so i took as many pictures of it as possible  XD

Another one XD

 

 

And…. Disney!! We picked DisneySea this time because last year we went to Disneyland together. This year’s theme is “Easter Spring Voyage”.

Right at the entrance! A giant poster of Minnie and Shelliemay made of flowers!!! It is so so so pretty, i really recommend everyone to visit Tokyo Disney in spring, it is just super romantic filled with happy pastel colors! Wait till you see all the spring edition merchandises!

Up close.

 

It was like walking into a fantasy garden <3

Lots and lots of beautiful floral decor <3

A giant one.

And beautifully decorated eggs everywhere because it is Easter!!!

There was an egg hunt going on but unfortunately it was only in Disneyland not Sea :(

Pastels <3

I don’t mind living in one!

Eggs to be found

 

Love all the Duffy/Shelliemay decor too! Too creative and cute!

Snack time!

Duffy cream pastry.

 

Both RinRin and i are not big on rides (!!!! yea i know), and we both agreed to just take our own sweet time to just walk around and relax. And of course shopping! :D

It’s still full of Duffy and Shellie plushies in spring coordinates and come in different sizes. This is the keychain size.

in 30cm size.

Shellie cookies.

HOW TO RESIST BUYING!

Rosette pouches

Rosette pillows

Spring fashion accesssories are really cute!

Spotted a hardcore Minnie fan. Just, wow. Not heavy meh her bag!!!

Couple iphone cases.

 

My favorite this time is the gift store in Mermaid Lagoon!!! Because that’s the store that carries Disney baby items <333 I had never ever paid attention to them. How motherhood change the way you shop lol.

BabyAriel is just my favorite.

This is toooooo cute! Xiaxue bought it 2 years ago when she was pregnant with Dash! I bought a panty version of this. And some baby clothing for my future child. And an arm pillow which proved to be super duper useful during early nursing days.

Outside of Mermaid Lagoon.

Dinner time!

Was studying what is the most popular stroller cuz that time was having headache choosing one. Anyway it is amazing how they could just leave their bags on the strollers while waiting for a ride/enjoying an attraction.

Before we left, one last round of shopping!

These macaron slippers!!!! :D

Outside Toy Story attraction!

 

Here are some other photos taken with HDR effect!!

Floral Genie XD

The Arabian Coast

Mermaid Lagoon

Night parade

 

Heart shape confetti

Toy Story Mania

Check out our shoes XD

Fireworks in the end!

That’s all, bye for now! ♡

Stored in Japan | 4 Cheesed

Veni, Vidi, Vici

If i were to start a business, what kind of business would it be?

I think i have blogged about this before but the answer was “i have no idea”. Well i still don’t have an answer right now, but knowing that starting a business is tough, so if i ever want to create something, it has to be revolutionary. Like i would invent a “filtered mirror”. Just like all the selfie cameras nowadays, it has to come with beauty mode, so every day you look into the mirror feeling confident and happy. And then i will appeal to make it a law to install all these mirrors in every household and on every single piece of reflective surface. So the whole world now only see beautiful people and nobody would feel insecure or sad.

(Hmmm. We would tackle the water reflection issue later on.)

Anyway now i see that the business is flawed. Let’s start all over again. Ok when i was younger, i did dream of having a shop that sell all these best cheeses in the world (for real!). If you read my blog 10 years ago, the title of my blog was “i came, i saw, i cheesed” (for real too!). That time my blog was all about all these cheese/ cheese snacks reviews, and i read up tons and tons of articles on different kind of cheeses, and even memorized the names of a few representative cheeses from all over the world. Name me a famous French cheese? I camembert. (lolol sorry can’t resist the lame pun). Because in order to have a shop like that, i would have to be a cheese expert first. Hence the name Cheeserland.

Yeap that’s the history of my blog. So some people asked me, whatever happened to cheese, then? Well, i stopped because imported cheeses are getting way to expensive and i had to pay for my college fee. Boo. Dream broken. *inserts shattering sound effect*.

I know my ideas are a little far from realistic but hey, everyone is entitled to dream :D. What if you really have am awesome idea and a great business mind, and all you needed is just a little financial support and public exposure?

“Veni, Vidi, Vici”, by Lactacyd Love Your V.

I’m sure all girls have heard of Lactacyd!

6 Lactacyd products.

From left: Lactacyd White Intimate with natural plant and marine based ingredients which is proven effective in skin lightening in 4 weeks, Lactacyd All Day Fresh with herbal essences that keeps you fresh all day, Lactacyd Feminine Hygiene, a pro-balance for elevated pH days during menstruation and hormonal changes, Lactacyd Soft & Silky, with extra milk essences for moisturizing effect, and  Lactacyd Revitalize, which is anti-aging for smooth and firmer skin.

 

And lastly, Lactacyd All-Day Care Feminine Wipes, to provide on-the-go freshness.

It not only helps to complete your beauty regime by taking care of your V, it also aims to inspire confidence in women by encouraging them to follow their dreams and strive to make their aspirations a reality.

As such, Lactacyd is giving all aspiring entrepreneurs out there a chance to realize their dreams of starting up their own business!

It’s really easy to join.

You can log on to the Lactacyd “Veni, Vidi, Vici” Contest Facebook app, register your details and tell everyone your brilliant business idea.

You can submit your business idea/story and get everyone to vote for your idea.

The GRAND PRIZE WINNER at the end of the contest period wins a business start-up package worth RM30,000!

The TOP 10 FINALISTS will also be given the opportunity to have 1-on-1 interview sessions with women of substance from top international companies to receive first-hand tips.

There will be two phases:

Phase 1 – Initial entry & voting (02 September 2014 – 31 September 2014)

  • Ten (10) finalists will be selected based on highest votes to proceed to Round 2

Phase 2 – Finalist entry & voting (10 October 2014 – 31 October 2014)

One (1) Grand Prize winner will be selected based on highest vote

That’s really quite a huge budget and well, no idea is too small, maybe this start-up package is really what you need to make yourself a millionaire entrepreneur!

Go to Veni, Vidi, Vici FB app to find out more!

 

 

imybags

October 1, 2014 in Commercial Break 2 Cheesed

I’m sure by now you have come across at least a couple of luxurious bag online stores, and iMyBags is one of the leaders in Asia.

iMyBags.com takes pride in bringing in the latest trends from the world of fashion and luxury, and here you would probably find just about all the brands adored by celebrities and socialites around the globe!

I was quite surprised to find out that in year 2014, iMyBags took it a step further and made itself a one-stop online store for all types of bags, including computer, pet, sports, travel, etc etc!

Here are some of the items sent to me for this review!

The parcel arrived in a big box right at my door step. It is sealed and well protected so you won’t have to worry about damage of the bags during shipping.

 

1. Prada Medium Shopping Tessuto Saffiano

iMyBags of course sells only authentic and brand new bags, and there will be a money back guarantee if the product is defective.

 

 

2. Michael Kors Large Ew Tote Genuine Leather

Love this bag!!

 

3. Hugger My Hot Momma Diaper Bag

So! IMB sells not only high street branded bags, now you can also shop for every bag you need in your life. Like me i really needed more diaper bags (i only have blue so far haha), and Hugger has a lot of choices for all you hot mamas!

The bag is really spacious, it comes with different compartments and also a changing pad too. What’s better, it also comes with a matching toddler size back pack! How cutttteeee! I can’t wait for Junya to be walking so he can wear that :D

 

4. Tumi Large Voyageur Macon Laptop Carrier

For the workaholic, you can also find something stylish to put your laptops in wherever you go!

 

5. Slappa Medium Kampus Backpack – Brown 16″

This is totally not me but hey, why not! Who knows one day i will turn into a mountain-trekking pro XD. It looks useful for the danna though so maybe i would get him one!

 

6.Herlitz Small Mini Softbag Thunder and Pencil Case

Lastly, there’s even something for Junya! lol. Although he is juuuuust a little too young for it!

 

So, other than what you have seen, what other bags does IMB carry?

Pet carriers for the furkid-maniacs

 

School bags for kids like the one Junya features XD

Outdoor bags, gym bags and even something for music lovers!!

 

Last but not least, don’t forget of course all the most loved branded.

 

Also, one of the perks of joining as a member is that you actually get to earn extra $ discounts, making your shopping experience even more rewarding.

You will earn iDollar for ever purchase made, and you will also collect Experience Point (XP), there are six levels for you to achieve, and you get to enjoy up to 15% discount and other benefits! Check out their website for more reward details.

Lastly, don’t forget that iMyBags provide free delivery WORLDWIDE for all purchase!

 

Shop at iMyBags now!

For Singaporean readers, you can also go to iMyBags.com.sg.

Imybags will also be opening an Office cum Showroom at B1-22/23/24  Tanglin Shopping Centre  from mid October .

For all you mobile junkies, you can view the bags more efficiently if you download their mobile app on ios and android for free!

Lastly, do check out their FB page, and Instagram acc: @imybags.

 

Also!! For Cheeserland’s reader, you will get a free Slappa Ear Bud if you purchase any bag from IMB!! Just key in the code “CheesieIMB” upon check out, it is valid until 20th Oct!