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I love green Once upon a time, she designed buildings and interiors of corporate offices and on the rare occasion, homes. Now, she cleans poop and is student of a patience management course. From the drawing board as a London Architect to the realities of Motherhood, she has certainly learned many lessons in humility. And then others.....

To succeed in the corporate world, first succeed with your kid as the happy boss. Seriously.

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This blog is about Mamapumpkin: A crazy, kick-ass Mom who works full time juggling several jobs - the full-time paid job, the raising of her 2 kids (she gets paid in kind for this) and the volunteering job for various charity organisations and parenting websites. Needless to say, she gets very little sleep (3-5 hours per day, Margaret Thatcher who used to sleep 4 hours per day during her conservative career inspires this crazy lifestyle).

Mamapumpkin intends to change the working Mom landscape in Malaysia where working women can bring their children to the corporate office of a client and not be frowned upon.

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She writes anything that comes out of her head, mostly without thinking first (since she already has to think at work!), which almost ALWAYS gets her into trouble (according to her husband, whom she considers the love of her life on a good day).

Her 2 pet monkeys drive her towards challenge after challenge, 24/7.....day after day.....and interestingly, her parents are Muslim, her in-laws Buddhist, she's Catholic and her Hubs, an Atheist. She's thinking her kids should be Hindu, just to complete the rainbow religion cycle.

Gotta love it.

She'd love to hear from you : Mamapumpkin at gmail dot com


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Schwedagon Pagoda in Yangon

The Schwedagon Pagoda in Yangon is the most beautiful sanctuary of peace in Yangon. It is so big that it is almost like a village in its own right. You could spend hours and hours there just doing nothing, wandering around inhaling the calm and serenity of holiness.

I was really fascinated that the peak of the Schwedagon Pagoda is made from real jewels, which means that if you really wanted to get a ladder and climb to the peak, you could STEAL THOSE JEWELS!!! Which is exactly what would happen in Malaysia!!!

But not here. Yangon people walk on the streets with thousands of US dollars of cash openly in black garbage bags and they do not get robbed.

The city is as safe as safe could be. People are so humble and honest and the Schwedagon Pagoda is the last place one would think of doing anything otherwise.

It is a MUST VISIT for anyone who visits Yangon.

A beautiful sea of holiness…….

I felt myself return to my core self – the soul that we often lose in our day to day lives.

And there were SO MANY Buddhas of all shapes, colours and sizes that we even found a chocolate Buddha!! I wanted to lick him!!!

 

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