A day in the life of …

 A day in the life of a working mother


When I was younger, I never thought I would ever get up three and a half hours before I have to be somewhere. Back then, I got up one hour in advance: if I had class at 9 AM, I would get up at 8 AM, put on some nice clothes which I put on my chair the day before, brush my teeth, take ten minutes to put on some make-up, make a quick sandwich for on the way and eat this on my way to the train station. After spending ten minutes in the train, I would arrive at the University and all this in only one hour.

However, I got a few years older (and wiser of course). Furthermore, I got three kids, and a full-time job. As a result, I don’t wake up one hour before anymore, but more than three. So the kids have to be at school at 8.30 AM and I have to be at work at 9 AM. My alarm clock starts ringing at 5 AM and I snooze until 5.15 AM. Then I put on clothes and make-up. Then it’s time to clean a bit. I figured that if I clean a bit regularly, it would be less work than clean everything at once, for example once a week. At 6.15 I start to prepare breakfast and in the mean time I wake up the kids. Every one of the kids likes a different breakfast, so this takes some time. I help the youngest one getting her clothes on and make sure they all eat their breakfast. Then I drive them to school. Luckily, they go to the same school. When I dropped them off, I go to my own work and work until 5 AM. Then I pick up the kids from day-care and make dinner from the groceries my husband bought. The kids have an hour after dinner to do what they want while I clean the kitchen and then my husband and me put them to bed together. After that, I am destroyed and the only thing I can do is watch TV on the couch.

Doesn't this looks like a fantasy?
Doesn’t this looks like a fantasy?

For me, the best way to revive from a week like this, is going to a day spa resort on a Sunday. A day spa always makes me fully relaxed again and reloaded for another rollercoaster-week.


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Best wine

How to recognize a good wine?

Wine is something you should cherish. Drinking a good wine could make your whole day better. Also, if you want to impress someone, a good wine is essential. A lot of people think: the older and the more expensive the wine, the better. Surprisingly, this is NOT true. So how do we do find the best wine?

To begin with, a good wine is deep, complex, and stays with you long after you’ve tasted it. You probably know the general tasting rules, which I call the 3S: swirl, sniff and sip. This is a good start, but there’s a lot more to learn.

Do you prefer white or red wine?
Do you prefer white or red wine?

It starts with the purchasing of the wine. Don’t just look at the front label, but also check out the back label. There might be valuable information about the wine such as the type of fruits used, the aging process, flavours, importers, and region. There might also be stamps of approval, like awards or reviews. It’s also recommended to do some research about the years and regions. The climate and weather conditions can extremely affect the quality of the grapes, and therefore the quality of the wine. Furthermore, don’t be shy to ask for recommendations.

Then, when you are trying the wine, do not forget to swirl and sniff it before you take a sip. People often underestimate this part, but a good wine has a great taste AND smell. The more you smell, the more you taste.

Once you’ve swirled and sniffed, it’s time for the sip. For this, work that tongue! Let the liquid move around it and utilize your taste buds to its fullest. The more you swirl it around your tongue, the more different flavours you’ll pick up, making the flavour of the wine more complex.


When you have found a really good wine, don’t hesitate to buy it again. You should embrace good things, right?! The best wine is the one that you like most: taste is subjective.

If you feel the journey to finding a good wine yourself is too difficult, I recommend you take a visit to Marini’s on 57. They have an exceptional and extensive wine selection and their sommeliers can suggest the perfect bottle for you, according to your preference. They would know which wine complements your meal or occasion the best. The only thing you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy your wonderful bottle of wine.

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Tune Talk Mobile Prepaid

Low-cost Mobile Prepaid Using Tune Talk

So I happen to be looking at mobile data plan Kl, and I wanted something that is economical, has high connection speed and broad, countrywide coverage to allow me to get in touch with my loved ones and close friends anytime,anywhere.





I took a glance at price, quota, speed and stability and deducted that Tune Talk’s Tatata Plans are probably the best all rounder sold in the market, you could possibly prioritise what’s essential to you differently, but let me make my case.Prices are always going to be a concern for anybody, I personally use internet mostly for surfing around, a lot (too much) social media and a bit of streaming every now and then, so I didnt want to spend a bomb, but with Tune Talk’s Tatata Plans, you may get 1GB internet from as little as RM25, that’s SUPER cheap!

Now every provider says they are able to get this speed or that speed, but one thing to remember is the type of internet network offered; as an example, Tune Talk offers 4G LTE network that’s known to be the fastest mobile data network available.

After taking a look at Price and Speed, lets consider the local call rates, I mean really that’s probably the most important element of a great prepaid plan; and this is where Tune Talk kills it with its 10 cents a minute, the rate is awesome!If the local call rates don’t impress you much, wait for it, as their super-low IDD (International Direct Dialing) call rates will take your breath away; it certainly did in my opinion, I can call my family back in Sydney from only RM0.79 per minute.If you’re a frequent traveller yourself, you could go on an unlimited daily data roaming at RM38 per day in 9 countries in Asia including Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia and Philippines.


So the above is simply my opinion and experiences, so don’t take my word for it, go and look for a few other blogs and reviews and find out what they have to say.