I have been researching flights and hotels for our upcoming holidays of late and guess what? I could kill me diva spoilt kids!!! They are so demanding yet I know deep down that if push came to shove, they would just bite the bullet and live with it, just as how my late Mom had always taught me.
As a child of 8 years old, mom would take me shopping and tell me to get whatever I wanted to get and this carried throughout my teens and even into adulthood. She was just the most generous, loving, amazing mother anyone could have. Not that material goods were her way of showing love at all but since she could afford it and if it made us happy, why not. She would do the same and gave abundantly to every other person. Waitress at club with mom who needs chemo? Mom would pay for it. Sick man at hospital who couldn’t afford his medicine? Mom would pay for it. Is it any wonder how close the apple falls under the tree? But in all of this, she always reminded me that one day, any day, we could lose all of this. We could be poor and we would have to eat sardines and rice daily. I was prepared for it but thankfully it never happened. Similarly with my girls, I spoil them a lot. But likewise I warn them that dooms day could come anytime and that they needed to adapt if necessary. They are ok with the concept. When reality hits, I cannot guarantee their ease of adaptation.
Mom believed in living life to the fullest. Easy come, easy go. Why work so hard to save all your money that you cannot take to your grave with you? Enjoy your life with joy and happiness, and make others happy. That is how she lived hers and that is how we live ours.
So with flights, we have been kind of boycotting Air Asia for a few years now due to the emergence of Malindo and such coupled with several bad experiences we had, until this week. Malindo was charging over RM4,000 to bring myself and 2 kids to Thailand, and MAS and Thai Airways were only a little cheaper. I went for Air Asia. Because this month in particular, I have given way too much money away. To the point I am so fearful of the Hubs finding out. With Air Asia, it would cost RM2,000 leaving us an additional RM2,000 for food and such. Hotel-wise, I asked my Sister-In-Law to recommend us some hotels because the last hotel we stayed at was over a thousand per night and without the Hubs with us, I just thought it wasn’t worth it and guess what she recommended? She named 5 hotels that were all beside a Chanel Store LOL!!! My God, she is not helping!!! But she didn’t tell me upon giving me the list. After looking at the hotel options and showing them to my kids who had all sorts of requests, from make sure the food is good, it will be good if the mall was just downstairs, get a new room ok Mom, one that is at least like our home not an old room like those you get in Europe, etc. In the end, I short-listed 2 and then went back to my Sister-In-Law to suggest, “Why don’t you just get us a hotel that is beside a Chanel Store….”
To which her reply completely floored me, “All the hotels I gave you are beside a Chanel Store.” OMG!!! Is she psychic or what?
And when the Hubs heard, he quickly added that I no longer have any space to put any new bags as Chanel bags come in Chanel boxes and all my cupboard space is FULL. And when my friends heard, they kindly offered me space in their homes for my Chanel bags. I have the best friends, I tell ya. There is this wallet on chain bag that I was meaning to get…..or a Kelly. Price difference 10 times more. Seeing that we just got some watches this month, perhaps I should give the Kelly a wait. Not to mention I have seriously over-stretched the budget already in impulsively offering to help! Oh, wait. I cannot even get a Kelly because apparently you have to be an Hermes customer for X amount of months or years before they would even consider selling you a Kelly. Fuck that shit. They can have their Jypsiere back. 35k of waste that was.
Speaking of handbags, something pertaining to handbags irritated me today. Women and their handbags, eh? You know how some women are super crazy about handbags? I will be the first to admit that I am a sucker for fashion. Yes, even with THIS body. Blek. But truly, I love fashion. My aunt was a super model and my late Mom was ever the stickler for being well dressed. You didn’t have to wear branded clothes, you just needed to have your style put together right. Some people have it. Some people totally don’t have it. So back to handbags. I buy handbags that I like. It has nothing to do with the brand. It just so happens that I have liked the Chanel look since I was a KID. YES!!! I kid you not!!! As a pre-teen, I was already drooling over Chanel bags and my Mom used to tell me I was so boring. But that was just my style. I liked it. Too bad it costs an arm and a leg. Anyway coming back to women and handbags…….women like to bitch. I have been criticised for my love of Chanel. Why? Because women who do not have it all will have nothing else better to do but to find something to talk about. I am so immune to the lies that are spread about me and the made up stories that I actually find amusing. Come on, get a life, women. We have lots of good work to do. Let us have fun together instead and build on communities rather than bring each other down.
Last night, a Malay family drove all the way from Melaka starting their journey at 845pm after the lady had finished her work and my hubs kept asking what crazy time these people were arriving? The fact that they were willing to drive over 4 hours just to get some Izumio from me just made me feel so grateful. My life is so easy. I had full respect for these people. Apparently the Dad who is a kidney failure patient has tried Izumio for 3 months and has seen results with it. The Doctors were pushing him for Dialysis as he badly needed it yet they are trying their best to prevent that from happening and were hoping that Izumio was the answer. And it has been!!! So they made ALL THAT EFFORT to drive to my home so late at night, picked up the Izumio and drove back. I got the opportunity to shake hands with the old Pakcik and sent them off quickly and safely back home to Melaka. These are the people I truly respect and wish to help. We will be getting updates later again if he is still off dialysis but I am very confident that he will be.
Thank you, Izumio. Alhamdulillah.
After 7 years in London committing crimes to gain a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from The Bartlett, Mamapumpkin quit her full time job as the Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation in December 2014 due to the diagnosis of her double heart valve (aortal and mitral) regurgitation causing her to be extremely fatigued (insufficient oxygenated blood) and not being able to function as a normal human being. By the Grace of God, she was introduced to Izumio and Super Lutein and her health has rocketed since. She now pledges that it is the best thing that ever happened to her and earns a good living by sharing the benefits of Izumio and Super Lutein to the world.
Mamapumpkin also manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. Please LIKE the page and contact her for enquiries. She has just recently started Working Women Malaysia on Facebook to offer support to all women who want career and life success.
For information on Izumio and Super Lutein, please LIKE the Izumio Lutein Malaysia page on Facebook or email her at (mamapumpkin at gmail dot com) and she will be able to respond to all your queries. Or WhatsApp/Call her at 012-2333840.
There is also a Facebook support group that is STRICTLY for her growing team of customers and medical advisers (yes, there are Doctors in there). This is a place where user sharing is discussed working towards everyone’s best health. And of course, you will be guided towards your business success should you wish to share our Izumio stories too, a very viable business.
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