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Bloglovin, H&M Announced The 5 Finalists for 2016 Breakthrough Fashion Blogger of the Year Award!

27 Jul

Wow, what a long blog title!

This June, I have decided to up my game a little bit and came up with a series of photoshoots to participate in H&M’s Breakthrough Fashion Blogger of the Year competition.

I put on my thinking cap and tried to style my outfits a little bit differently from my usual ways. I took out all my H&M fashion apparels and worked out the most interesting combinations. I spent time discussing with the make up artist and photographer about the concept and persona I want to express through my pictures.

And here is one of my entries (another one is The Futuristic Siren) for the competition.

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Very mysterious. In a faraway land where there is little or no rain, grows a magically beautiful flower. Sands and scorching sun could not hide her whimsical sense. She is fearless about future and her optimistic outlook of life is ready to make a difference in the world.

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I mixed and matched a Ushanka-hat with a oversized-printed-blazer (from H&M) and a layered-tutu-tea-dress with boots and lots of accessories.

This combination turned out to be really whimsical and fun!

(I even pinned a peacock brooch with fancy stones in my hat if you notice.)

Well, then I was so anticipated for the results after I submitted my entry. I mean, entering competition really makes you nervous in a way or another right? Especially when it is such a prestigious competition open for all fashion blogger over the world. OMG~

And the wait is finally over, H&M and Bloglovin announced the 5 nominees for 2016 Breakthrough Fashion Blogger of the Year Award. You can read about it HERE. And guess what,

I was not in the list.

I didn’t get picked for the award.

Ya I know it kinda sucks when you didn’t get the things you want so badly. But it’s okay for I know I have put in my best and worked hard to make it happen.

In the list or not, I have made my own literary breakthrough today.

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I hope you enjoy the pictures because we have so much fun experimenting with this style. Thank you for always believing in me and giving me encouragements.

God bless you.

XOXO Eryn

I am working very hard nowadays to keep this blog alive, in a hope that I can continue to be inspired and to inspire people around. If you think I am doing a good job here, I really hope that you can share my blog with your friends and family by clicking any of the sharing buttons below. I will be really really grateful. Thank you very much.

My Perfect Day

23 Jul

Having children had transformed my life at a cellular level.

“If you were wise enough to know that this life would consist mostly of letting go of things you wanted, then why not get good at the letting go, rather than the trying to have? These exotic revelations bubbled up involuntarily and I began to understand that the sleeplessness and vigilance and constant feedings were a form of brainwashing, a process by which my old self was being molded, slowly but with a steady force, into a new shape: a mother. It hurt. I tried to be conscious while it happened, like watching my own surgery. I hoped to retain a tiny corner of the old me, just enough to warn other women with. But I knew this was unlikely; when the process was complete I wouldn’t have anything left to complain with, it wouldn’t hurt anymore, I wouldn’t remember.”
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The biggest part of motherhood transformation for me, is about discovery (or re-discovery). The world has been made entirely new by the presence of my children in it. I had forgotten how wonderful and magical fireworks are. I am as surprised as them every time we go exploring through the little garden and find bright green caterpillars resting on the leaves. It’s beyond imagination that we should be so lucky to blow bubbles in the yard and spot airplanes flying through the sky. And sometimes, when we are very lucky, a red dragonfly would land beside us. The world is insanely, incomprehensively amazing when you are being directed by a three-year-old and one-year-old.

Everything about the world is just so beautiful.

And a perfect day for me, is able to spend time with them, tell them stories and laugh over tiny silly things: such as when someone sneeze and we will all giggle and say bless you!

(I know, it all sound a bit boring and cliché, but being a mother makes you look at life rather differently.)

I no longer stick to my own agenda and the urge of chasing productivity has lost almost entirely. I am humbled. I just want to express a relatively small portion of me to the world, to love people well, to spend time with those that are important in my life. So motherhood constricted me, but it also makes me focus. Never in my life I am so clear about what really matters and what doesn’t.

Some days, I feel stronger and wiser than I have ever been.

Some days, I feel so stretched out and weak.

Some days, it is just perfect.

Like this particular day we spent cuddling in the hotel room and celebrated Annabelle’s 1st birthday.

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Sometimes I would think about how I used to be before the children come, especially at night when everyone is asleep. And I realized that I don’t really remember my old self. Motherhood is the beginning of permanent transformation. I did it three years ago and it is the most amazing blessing I’ve ever known.

Thank you so much for reading.

God bless you.

XOXO Eryn

P.S.: I am working very hard nowadays to keep this blog alive, in a hope that I can continue to be inspired and to inspire people around. If you think I am doing a good job here, I really hope that you can share my blog with your friends and family by clicking any of the sharing buttons below. I will be really really grateful. Thank you very much.

 

Movie Date With My Child [Finding Dory]

13 Jul

I am a working mother.

That means I am not able to spend ALL my time with my children. And believe it or not, it makes me feel really guilty sometimes. I understand that it is important to spend quality time with children to help them feel secured, worthy and loved. Therefore, whenever I am not at work, I will make sure my children can have my full attention (meaning I don’t even look at my phone, checking on friends’ FB status or replying email).

Last weekend, thanks to the S-MAMA Club by Wyeth Nutrition, I was able to have a movie date with my 3-year-old girl, Isabelle.

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This was actually a family movie outing organized by S-MAMA Club to reward members.

If you have not joined S-MAMA Club, go to https://www.wyethnutrition.com.my/ and click Join S-MAMA Club for exclusive features and benefits!

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Upon arrival at the cinema, we were welcomed by LEX The Lion!

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Isabelle was so excited and happy to see the “walking” lion. She whispered to me, “Mummy, the lion has got very very big feet…” I chuckled and nodded my head. Then the next question she asked (as expected) is, “Why his feet are so big leh?”

(Erm…)

We were at the registration counter redeeming our movie tickets!!

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I was so excited as this would be my first movie date with Isabelle!

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We were delighted to get free popcorn and drinks! Isabelle loves popcorn.

(Well, who doesn’t?)

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Queuing up for our popcorn while answering her never ending questions…

“Mummy can I get the sausage?”

“Mummy why you don’t have to work today?”

“Mummy are we going to watch a movie about a fish?”

“What fish?”

“Mummy where is the walking lion?”

“Oh mummy look! That’s a big octopus!” Pointing to the movie poster…

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Even queuing up together with her makes me feel entertained and happy. She is more able to express herself now at age 3. And she could be quite chatty to strangers too. She will say Hi and start a random conversation, especially when she sees other children about her age.

When I was introduced to Wyeth Nutrition, I get to know about Multiple Intelligence and how it may help to unlock children’s potential in learning.

What is Multiple Intelligence?

Intelligence is the ability to respond successfully to new situations and the capacity to learn from one’s past experiences. A new model of intelligence known as the Theory of Multiple Intelligence was developed by American Development psychologist Professor Howard Gardner. The theory suggests that equal attention to be given to different types of intelligence that each child may possess. Children may possibly achieve more when different areas of their developments are nurtured.

For example, a 3-year-old developmental milestones would be as follow:

  1. Brain Smart: Interact with toys that has buttons, levers, and moving parts.
  2. Body Smart: Climbs well.
  3. People Smart: Shows concern for a crying friend.

(If you would like to check on your child’s development stages, you can click HERE.)

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And here we were at the cinema:)

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Enjoying our popcorn.

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The movie “Finding Dory” is as good as “Finding Nemo”. If you think we just sit back and keep quiet while watching the movie, you are wrong. I actually took the opportunity to explain to my child and discuss about the character in the movie with her. I would really recommend parents to watch this movie with children and educate them about courage, friendship, creative solution to a problem, self acceptance, never give up, and most importantly, the love of a family.

I think at this stage where my child and I can interact better (with her improving communication skill), I am starting to enjoy parenting. To me, the whole concept of being a parent is more interesting and fun. Although it could be quite challenging sometimes, but I am genuinely happy to be a mother. To me, knowledge is key. Therefore, I enjoy reading parenting books, articles and exchange and share experiences with fellow mothers. I have been following Wyeth Nutrition’s WeChat handle too > WyethNutritionMY < for interesting parenting tips, recipes, live chat with dietitian expert on children nutrition and many more…

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Thank you, S-MAMA Club.

We had such a great time and till next time…

XOXO Eryn

Website: https://www.wyethnutrition.com.my/en

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