Sunday, May 31, 2009

Lucy's Friends Necklace Review

Last week, I won a scrabble tile necklace from Lucy's Friends at The Giveaway Diva. When the sponsor, Sharon got to know that I'm from Malaysia, she decided to add more fun to this exciting event by offering me 3 more pendants for free! I was so excited, and then I thought of giving the 3 necklaces to my siblings to double the fun. Sharing certainly is fun!

I chose a pink rose necklace and my two sister chose the pink flower and blue butterfly respectively (Image not available anymore). These pendants are so adorable and the images are very clear. I love my pink rose necklace and my two sisters love their's as well. All pendants come with a fancy Silk Zipper Gift bag. The owner of the shop, Sharon is selling these pendants to support homeless kitties.

Look how beautiful these Silk Zipper Gift bags are!


The youngest among us is Jack and guess what he chose?

A super-cute kitty pendant! ($7.95)


He has been 'nagging' me about the arrival of his pendant. I guess he's just so anticipated to receive his first necklace! When the pendant finally arrived, he was so delighted and kept on saying how cute his kitty was. LOL

*Pendants are made with quality papers applied to a Crystal Clear Glass Tile that’s approx. 7/8" Square (23 x 23 x 5 mm)Complete with a 6mm sterling silver plated bail.

*Pendant is water resistant - NOT waterproof

Sharon is offering a BUY 2 GET ONE FREE and a Free Chain with each Glass Tile Pendant promotion on her shop right now. So, if you're interested, please hop over to Lucy's Friends to read the details.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Featured Etsy Artist ~ Amber

Have you heard of byamber's Etsy shop? If yes, then you should be glad you did. If you have a negative answer, you must visit her shop now! Amber's shop has a myriad of futuristic, whimsical and vintage inspired jewelry that are both modern and stylish.

This necklace is specially made by artisan Amber, who owns a shop and Etsy store. She has developed a passion for arts since she first picked up a crayon. She even spent 8 hours a day to indulge in her own world; a world that connects reality and fantasy --- drawing, when she was in high school.

My Heart was Wired for You - Necklace - by Amber ($29.00)

This lovely heart pendant was made from scratch out of red and pink colored copper wire. It has several glass beads as well as Swarovski crystal. It is fun and cheecky, and a perfect gift for one who is adventurous in nature.

Aside from her Etsy shop and personal website, Amber also sells her artworks and jewelry here at Studio and Art Bar located at 22 N Beaver St in downtown York, PA.

For any enquiries regarding her shop or would like to have a custom-made jewelry, please contact Amber at

* Amber is having a giveaway that will end on 31st May, 2009. Please visit her blog for further details. Thank you! *

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Review Buku : E-Buku Karangan 2009

Adakah anda menghadapi masalah menulis karangan BM? Ada isinya tetapi tidak tahu bagaimana untuk membentangkan idea sendiri? Ha...Penyelamat anda sudah muncul!
Saya berasa bangga kerana dapat menulis sebuah artikel untuk mengenalkan buku yang bagus ini kepada semua pembaca blog saya. Bersedialah untuk membaca review saya untuk E-Buku Karangan 2009! Pengarang buku ini ialah Encik Azman Noor yang berasal dari Malaysia.

Buku ini merupakan koleksi karangan cemerlang yang ditulis oleh Cikgu Azman sebagai panduan / karangan contoh untuk pelajar-pelajar PMR.
Selepas membaca e-buku karangan ini, anda akan mendapati buku ini mengandungi:

1. Ayat-ayat yang gramatis
2. Isi yang lengkap
3. Penggunaan kosa kata yang luas
4. Penggunaan peribahasa yang sesuai
5. Tatabahasa yang betul
6. Frasa yang menarik

Ini merupakan contoh penutup yang dipetik daripada Karangan Buli (2007) Cikgu Azman

Natijahnya, selagi masalah ini masih berleluasa, impian negara kita yang ingin melahirkan satu bangsa yang bermartabat mulia (6) dan berdaya maju akan tinggal sebagai khayalan sahaja. Hal ini kerana para pelajar merupakan aset negara yang penting dan akan menerajui negara ini pada masa depan. Bak kata peribahasa Melayu ‘pemuda harapan bangsa, pemudi tiang negara(4) . Oleh itu, semua pihak haruslah sehati sejiwa(4) dalam usaha menangani masalah kes buli ini walaupun kita terpaksa mengharungi liku-liku yang penuh dengan onak duri(6) ini. Semoga berkat daya usaha yang gigih, kita dapat melahirkan generasi muda yang dapat menjulang nama negara(3) dan mengangkat martabat bangsa di persada dunia(3).

Petikan ini mempunyai ayat yang gramatis dan tatabahasa yang betul. Kita dapat lihat penggunaan kosa kata seperti "menjulang nama negara" dan " di persada dunia" yang lumrahnya digunakan untuk mencantikkan ayat dan menghasilkan penutup yang mengegarkan. Peribahasa 'pemuda harapan bangsa, pemudi tiang negara' mengingatkan ibu bapa serta masyarakat tentang pentingnya untuk mendidik anak-anak mereka dan golongan muda agar generasi baru ini dapat menerajui negara pada hari muka . Frasa yang menarik seperti "liku-liku yang penuh dengan onak duri" juga digunakan dengan sesuai di sini.

E-buku karangan 2009 ini memang sebuah buku yang bagus dan lengkap. Setiap pelajar patut memiliki satu sebagai panduan atau referensi. Selain itu, Cikgu Azman juga menjual buku-buku keperluan pelajar sekolah dengan harga yang murah, iaitu RM 10 untuk setiap satu.

1) E-Buku Karangan 2009
2) E-Buku Peribahasa 2009
3) E-Buku Perkataan Canggih Karangan 2009
4) E-Buku Perkataan Banyak Makna 2009
5) E-Buku Analisa Bab demi Bab Novel Bukit Kepong
6) E-Buku Fakta Isi Skop Tajuk Karangan 2009
7) E-Buku Analisa bab demi Bab Novel Konserto Terakhir (Bulan Jun)

Sesiapa yang berminat untuk membeli sila e-mel kepada Cikgu Azman di alamat berikut:
Jangan lupa mengunjungi blog Cikgu Azman yang didirikan khas untuk membantu pelajar dengan membekalkan karangan dan frasa-frasa menarik sebagai contoh.

~ Saya ingin mengucapkan terima kasih kepada Cikgu Azman kerana sudi memberi saya peluang untuk menulis review untuk E-buku karangan 2009. ~

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Piggy Paint Nail Polish : Review

When I was “Googling” for non-toxic fingernail polish, I found the Piggy Paint website. The cute pink piggy logo at the homepage quickly attracted my attention. From their website, I learned that Piggy Paint is a non-toxic fingernail polish specially invented for little girls. They have a collection of beautiful, gorgeous nail polish available on their website that is sold separately in bottles and in gift packs (3 polish OR 2 polish, 1 polish remover in a pack).

My Review:

The awesome Girls Rule! Gift Pack.
After receiving my Girls Rule! Gift Pack, I asked my sister whether they’d like to paint their nails together with me and they agreed. There are two bottles of nail polish (Forever Fancy & Girls Rule) and one nail polish remover in this gift pack. The retail price of this package is $27.50.

My little sister opening the cover of Forever Fancy Nail Polish.
When she opened the cover meticulously, it really surprised us that it didn’t smell at all. Wow! I really hated the strange chemical odour that is present in a nail polish I used before. The bad smell nearly made me puked up that I stopped using nail polish for good. It’s true! I’ve not paint my nails for 3 years! With Piggy Paint, I'm now willing to give my nails a new colour coating. The three of us painted Forever Fancy on our fingernails.

Look, isn't it beautiful!
Honestly, I was amazed by Piggy Paint. It does not emit strange, pungent smell and is made from natural ingredients. And I absolutely love the bright colours that makes me feel confident and happy all-day-long. My two sisters went on painting their toenails with Girls Rule Nail Polish. They absolutely love the shimmering, light purplish colour on their toenails!

Melanie, the founder of Piggy Paint tells us the story behind the invention of the brand:
One day while we were painting nails over a foam plate, my daughter dropped a glob of her solvent-based polish onto the plate. Shortly after, the paint began to bubble and “ate” through the plate. I looked in dismay at the hole in the plate and decided to test all of her other “kid” polishes on the foam. Within minutes, ALL of the solvent-based polishes began to bubble and eventually left big holes in the plate. From that day on, I decided that any flammable substance that could eat through foam was unacceptable for my children’s fingernails, which would inevitably end up in their mouths. My quest was on, and Piggy Paint™ was born.

Now, you may ask :
Why is Piggy Paint™ Nail Polish the safe nail polish choice for children?
Well, Piggy Paint™ is specially formulated from God’s natural ingredients and dries to a hard, durable finish and there are no toxic chemicals .It’s free of formaldehyde, toluene, phthalates, biphenyl A, ethyl acetate and acetone. It is made from water, water-miscible acrylic and polyurethane film formers and thickeners (well below 100 parts per million), glycol ethers.

~Water-based formula
~Fun, vibrant colors
~Dries to a hard, durable finish

Piggy Paint™ Nail Polish Remover is a remover that works quickly on all polishes, especially Piggy Paint™ Nail Polish. It is non-toxic, safe to use, and contains none of the solvents that could offend your nose or harm our atmosphere. Aloe Vera and Vitamin E are added to supplement the natural oils that protect your little one’s nails and cuticles. It is non-toxic, odorless, hypoallergenic, biodegradable, and acetone-free. The best thing is, it is made from natural ingredients, such as Methyl alcohol, butyl diglycol, aloe vera extract and Vitamin E.

After knowing more about Piggy Paint’s goodness, would you like to buy some for your little girl?

Piggy Paint Nail Polish - $9.99

Piggy Paint Remover - $10.50

Nail Polish Gift Packs (3 Colors) - $26.50

Nail Polish (2 Colors) Plus 1 Remover Gift Packs - $27.50

Melanie is offering a 20% discount to all my readers. Just use the code “AikBlog” during checkout. Discount code is valid until 6.30.09. Please visit Piggy Paint to purchase.

Contact info:
Melanie Hurley

Saturday, May 16, 2009


今天, 我和几位南华国中的代表们到我的母校甘文阁国民华小去参加一年一度的县级华语演讲比赛。不用说,你们也一定知道我是多么的紧张。中学组的比赛是在图书馆进行,那里没有任何舞台。还没轮到我之前,我的整颗心跳动得好厉害,好像会从口里跳出来似的。 但最后还是顺利过关了。幸好我没有忘词。 谢天谢地!


我不喜欢写冗长的文章,尤其写文部落格的。 那就长话短说吧!比赛成绩揭晓,南华国中的代表成功了!高中组代表彦维得了季军,咏盈也得了优秀奖。我获得亚军,另一位初中代表勇夺卫冕。你们猜猜看她是谁?



无论如何,还是感谢老师们的指导,没有你们,就没有我! 在这里顺道祝全天下的老师:



Friday, May 15, 2009

Story to live by...

There was a blind girl who hated herself because she was blind. She hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend. He was always there for her. She told her boyfriend, 'If I could only seethe world, I will marry you.


One day,someone donated a pair of eyes to her. When the bandages came off, she was able to see everything, including her boyfriend.


He asked her, 'Now that you can see the world, will you marry me?' The girl looked at her boyfriend and saw that he was blind. The sight of his closed eyelids shocked her. She hadn't expected that. The thought of looking at them the rest of her life led her to refuse to marry him.


Her boyfriend left in tears and days later wrote a note to her saying: 'Take good care of your eyes, my dear, for before they were yours, they were mine.


This is how the human brain often works when our status changes.Only a very few remember what life was like before, and who was always by their side in the most painful situations.


Life Is a Gift


Today before you say an unkind word - Think of someone who can't speak.


Before you complain about the taste of your food - Think of someone who has nothing to eat.


Before you complain about your husband or wife - Think of someone who's crying out to GOD for a companion.


Today before you complain about life - Think of someone who died too early on this earth.


Before you complain about your children - Think of someone who desires children but they're barren.


Before you argue about your dirty house someone didn't clean or sweep - Think of the people who are living in the streets.


Before whining about the distance you drive Think of someone who walks the same distance with their feet.


And when you are tired and complain about your job - Think of the unemployed, the disabled, and those who wish they had your job.


But before you think of pointing the finger or condemning another - Remember that not one of us is without sin.


And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down - Put a smile on your face and think: you're alive and still around.


Monday, May 11, 2009

Fringe Lore Earrings : Review

I received Little Strange Things Earrings - Silver Fishbones - Curiosities and Oddities ($36.00) and Mechanical Earrings - Steampunk inspired ($36.00) from Julie at Fringe Lore. They are very beautiful and absolutely gorgeous, and totally unique.

Little Strange Things Earrings - Silver Fishbones - Curiosities and Oddities ($36.00)

I totally LOVE this pair. It's so funky and special in its own way, and it certainly looks nice on my ear lobes! Little Strange Things...You can't even feel the weight!

They are strung on sterling silver earwires and despite all the little bits, they will not get stuck in your hair. Approximately 2 inches in length from top of earwires to bottom of bits.

Mechanical Earrings - Steampunk inspired ($36.00)

Bold and beautiful. Suitable for a lady who's love steampunk inspired jewelries.

These earrings are created from vintage wrist watch plates that are intricate and beautifully patina'ed. They have a great steampunk-inspired style and are suspended from oxidized sterling silver ear wires.The earrings are slightly more than 2" in length from the top of the earwires to the bottom of the plates. The plates themselves are 1" in diameter.


If you love surprises , you may subscribe to Julie's Earring of The Month Club and receive a pair of new earrings each month, for six months! Upon purchase, you will receive your first pair immediately. After that, one pair will arrive at the first of each month.Six pairs of earrings will be received in total over the span of 5-6 months (depending on time of month you order). If you subscribe, you'll just have to pay $125.00, which means, you can save quite a lot of money. (One pair is priced $36.00)

Interested? Please visit Fringe Lore for more. You may also visit Julie's blog here.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Mother's Day Present

This will be my present for my dearest mommy for Mother's Day! I won this at Dream Acres last month. So, what will you give your mommy for Mother's Day? A bouquet of fresh flowers? A vintage locket? Or a sweet kiss?
Oh, and by the way, today's my friend Jessie's birthday. Happy Birthday, Jess! You're one year older! XD

Friday, May 8, 2009 : Review and Interview

I have been "keeping an eye" on my mailbox for some time. Finally! I got something today. =D

A parcel by Mark Poulin...It's a good thing he used stamps because I'm a philatelist!

And guess what I have here? A super-cute Aquarians are Original in the little box!

Yipee! I’m so delighted to receive the Aquarians are Original necklace from Mark at because I’m a genuine January baby. Actually, I found out that Mark was born in the month of January too and that my birthday is only a day before his!

Aquarians are Original Necklace ($32.00)

This lovely necklace is made from sterling silver and measuring an inch tall. This necklace ships on a 16 inch cord with a sterling clasp. The design is really simple and nice and I really LOVE it. See, it looks so sweet!

Mark has a huge collection of cute necklaces in his shop and to be frank, I really wanted to have each one of them. Looking at these lovelies makes me recall the daydreams I had had when I was a little girl. Let me tell you a secret…I dreamt that I could fly like Superman by tying a towel to my T-shirt. Shhh…Don’t tell anyone. ><

My interview with Mark:

1. Hi, please introduce and tell me something special about yourself.
My name is Mark Poulin, I live in Oakland California right over the bridge from San Francisco. I love to draw and create cartoon characters. All my designs spring to life from my sketch books. In a lot of ways I am more of a designer than a jeweler, my designs use the simplest form of metalwork to get my drawings into a 3-D world.

2. How was your shop started?
Before jewelry I worked with clay. My pieces where always breaking from earthquakes or wild parties. I decided to take a metal class in hopes of making more durable goods. A friend talked me into taking a jewelry class and I was hooked from the start.

3. Who/What inspires you?
I am inspired by pop culture and low brow art. I love comics, zines, graffiti and fashion.

4. What handmade possession do you most cherish?
Right now, the hat my Mom knitted for my 4 year old.

Orbit girl ($ 26.00)

5. Which items in your shop receive most compliments from customers worldwide?
Orbit Girl seems to appeal to a wide variety of people. You just look at her and your imagination starts to make it's own story about her.

6. Which item from your shop do you like the most? Why?

I'm obsessed with this little monkey right now. He's brand new, kind of off center and clumsy and so cute I can't stand it.

7. How do you promote your Etsy shop?
I have a link from web page, but so far have done well with word of mouth.

8. Make a wish!
Oh I so want to have the time to make t-shirts and stationary and more time for drawing and painting !!

*Do you sell your creations on other websites/places other than Etsy?

for a lot of my rings:

for a lot of my Zodiac:

for fun silver zodiac and dogs and cats :

for pure modern line SFMOMA:

my web page:

If you like creative, meaningful jewelries, you MUST visit!
For me, Mark's creations = Simplicity = Cuteness

You Jerk!!! ( Awww...Please don't be mad. This is the name for these earrings!)

A big thanks to Mark from for this wonderful opportunity! I really LOVE your Aquarians Are Original Necklace! It's ssssooooo cute!

Mark Poulin
6050 Lowell St. #213
Oakland, CA 94608
P/F 510-450-0400

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

I Must Do My Revisions!

The climate is changing rapidly nowadays. It's not a good sign. Many people are sick. And hundreds are tortured by the Swine Flu in the whole world. The world has changed. Maybe one day, the Earth will explode. Who knows? Everything is possible.

My mid-year exam is approaching. And yet, I'm still checking my mail everyday. What's wrong with me? I'm seriously addicted, that's why. But I don't have much time left. I still have piles of books to read. So, maybe I'll stop blogging for some time. But don't worry...

I'll be BACK!!!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Picnic Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

Click on the link and enter to win a fabulous picnic frock in light blue!
Contest ends on 8th of May, 2009.