The Work of A Cobbler

It was the girls first day back to school to start the new academic year today! They woke up moaning because they have been sleeping late for three whole weeks and suddenly waking at 6am was a challenge, like Duh?! It’s not like I didn’t force them to bed a week earlier but those monkeys just kept chitty-chitty-bang-bang chatter-chatter all night long till I got tired of yelling. Serves them right. But when school was over, they were SO EXCITED and said they LOVED school all over again and yada-yada-yada. Even T2!!!

I cannot believe my girl is in secondary. I just cannot. She will always be my baby. My number one baby.


Now all her same teachers are teaching T2 and they all remember! They remember when T1 was the little primary student at Reception and Year 1 and I was always at school being the Helicopter Parent with T2 as a baby in my Baby Bjorn or Ergo Carrier. I would come several days of the week in the hot sun to watch T1 swim because I was paranoid about her falling into the pool and drowning. Thank goodness she can now swim and I no longer have that worry so much.

Today after school, I brought them out to observe a street cobbler. We could’ve easily gone to Bangsar Village but that would have taken away the magic in watching a traditional cobbler work. T1 needed to punch some holes in her secondary school ugly belt so off we went hunting for a street cobbler and the girls were so excited that we found him! It cost RM3 to punch 3 holes. I didn’t give him RM3 of course. He had provided us with so much more value.


I had initially thought he would just use a hole puncher to punch her belt but he actually used a cast iron tool to hammer the hole through! It was fun! The girls loved watching him and even wanted to have a go! But I said no, because you know what would happen right? The hole will be in all the wrong places……*rolls eyes* and I would have to pay for a brand new school belt.


Pinch me, I cannot believe my first born is in secondary school with a tie and a blazer carrying a laptop to school. SO GROWN UP!!!

What does that say about me???

I sure ain’t no spring chicken no more but hey, I’m more alive than many of the spring chickens out there!!!!


Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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