Niseko with Kids

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Quite honestly, Niseko with kids was a fabulous way to spend our Christmas because they were so, SO happy with all that powdery snow!!! There are many places in Japan that has snow and where you can ski but we were told Niseko had THE best snow. So off I went with my researching skills and I must say I did real good. It was perfect. If anyone wanted to go to Niseko with kids, ask me and I’d be able to help you.

Accommodation in Niseko if you go to Niseko with Kids

First and foremost, if you wanted to spend 2 weeks in Japan (1 week Niseko and 1 week Tokyo), on a moderate budget, you would need to save RM50,000 before you could do it. That’s what we spent, on a MODERATE budget. Japan is very expensive. Flights alone were RM12,000 for the 4 of us. You may be able to get cheaper accommodation in Niseko but you really have to book 6 months in advance. I kid you not. I tried booking 3 months in advance and the whole town was fully booked already which is why we ended up with a RM2,400 PER NIGHT one bedroom apartment. I think that is even more than what we paid for our suite in Zermatt, Switzerland, yo!!! PENGSAN.

It was a nice enough apartment. It is called YOUTEI TRACKS – you can google it. They have a website. There was a fully equipped modern kitchen and a bathroom and the heaters were all working well. There was a huge balcony that overlooked an empty plot of land filled with snow (perfect for snow play) and Mount Youtei beyond. Everything in the apartment worked beautifully and there as even a cabinet to put your boots in that dried them and a washing machine and drier, and best of all, WIFI!!!! There was a DVD player and they had DVDs to rent, a cafe downstairs for hot coffee or hot chocolate if you didn’t want to make it yourself, comfortable beds and futons, all good. I guess you get what you pay for. Location was excellent too as it was midway between town and the mountains, so walking to both directions was just nice. The supermarket was literally a 5 minute walk away, that’s perhaps 200 meters away? And the mountains were another maybe 300 meters because it seemed like that as you had to walk UPHILL. So yeah, I would highly recommend accommodation there as everything was perfect. If I went back to Niseko, which we are certainly planning to do, we would stay there again.

We actually made a trip to the Hilton Niseko and Greenleaf (which is a YTL resort), both were cheaper than ours and thank goodness we didn’t stay there because they were both located away on it’s own from everything!!! It was a half hour bus journey to get to these resorts which meant that if you stayed at the Niseko Hilton, you would eat from either of their 6 restaurants (very expensive I am sure!) or travel 30 minutes by bus one way to town. Same for Greenleaf. There is NOTHING there apart from the hotel rooms and the skiing. The good thing about Hilton Niseko is that it is a ski in-ski out hotel, meaning once you came downstairs, you could start skiing just outside LITERALLY. Whereas at our place, we had to do that 300 meter walk uphill to the ski hub first. No biggie though!!! I would rather be in town to explore the town rather than be stuck in ONE hotel and ski ONLY everyday. But if skiing is your thing and you are a professional skier, then by all means, stay at the Hilton Niseko.

One thing you need to understand about Niseko is that it is divided into 4 main areas. Each are about 30 minutes away from each other by bus. Really not worth the hassle. Plus you would have to pay extra bus fares every day and it is not cheap. So best just to stay in Niseko Grand Hirafu where the town is. Unless you really want to be cooped up in the hotel and snow and nothing else. The furthest away is Niseko Annapuri, then Niseko Village (where the Hilton Niseko is and Green Leaf), Niseko Hirafu is where the town is, and finally Hanazono on the other side.

Food in Niseko

Well, duh. There are loads of Japanese restaurants!!! But a few Western places too and you need to either BOOK or go early because most places are full very quick. I can tell you where was good and where wasn’t but too many to list down here so if you really need to know, call me. Sashimi is good everywhere in Japan, so no matter where you go, it is always good. Even the lousiest places are still better than the ones you get in KL – LOL! There was one Australian owned place that did Japanese, OK….that was the ONLY place where I did not enjoy the food at. Everywhere else, even the supermarket rice balls, were good. Generally, you just need to decide what you want to eat and then just go to anywhere that serves it. A good thing to do would be to check them out online first and call for prices if you are worried about cost. Otherwise, just be brave and go. Everywhere is good except for that one Australian place. And the reason we ended up there was because we were late one night for dinner and EVERYWHERE else was full and had a 45 minute wait.

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Niseko with Kids for Skiing

First and foremost, if you are new to skiing, let me advice you. Waterproof boots are a MUST. If you need help on where to shop and where to get them cheap etc, I can help you with that too in KL. Actually in Niseko, you can rent everything from boots to ski jackets, to ski pants, ands boots, and skis, and the whole works. But because we didn’t fancy using stuff that other strangers had used, we actually went out to purchase our own ski jackets and pants, and snow boots. And because we hardly had any winter clothes due to us never experiencing winter before, we went on a shopping spree to Marks and Spencers just before Niseko. You just WILL NOT survive in Niseko snow without waterproof boots. The snow goes deep. If you wore your normal sneakers or any other shoe, then be prepared to have wet socks.

ALSO, when you book your accommodation in Niseko for the first time, it is quite likely that you will go through a Niseko agent who will be able to advise you on everything Niseko; well, actually, this is not necessary IF YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO. Thus, if you call me, I can help you again…..Otherwise, just deal with your Niseko agent direct. The thing is, with the Niseko agent, chances are they will push places and products where they will benefit the most? Like we were told to book our ski instructor early and rent from this place and that place etc but we chose to take the risky way and decided that if we couldn’t get a ski instructor since they claimed they would be fully booked by the time we got there, too bad. We would just learn from YOUTUBE or something. What were we thinking??? But seriously, everything you want to learn is on YOUTUBE these days, don’t you agree???

Well, we got lucky and unlucky with a ski instructor. Lucky because we actually did manage to hire one cheaper than the Niseko agent had quoted. He was RM1,500 per 2 hours – ouch, right??? Well, unfortunately, that is what Ski Instructors in Niseko cost. To be fair, he was a private instructor so you could probably get it much cheaper if you went for a group class. The bad part was, when we had our VERY FIRST LESSON, it was AT NIGHT, because it was the only time an instructor was available…..AND it started raining half way!!!!!!!!!!

Like What the FISH!!!! Could it get any better??? And the kids REFUSED, absolutely REFUSED to cut the ski lesson short and wanted to ski in the rain. Now just think for a minute, nigh time (colder weather) + rain (colder weather) + Niseko on a mountain (fucking cold already) = FROZEN MAMA; do you agree? The kids for some reason refused to admit the cold and I swear, after my whole body was frozen and I was wanting to cry already, I stood firm and said STOP RIGHT NOW. And T2 being T2, excited as hell on her first time skiing, kept begging one more time, Mama. Please? Mama, one more time…..

I must have allowed it at least 5 more rounds before I started shouting. T2 would ignore me and just continued stomping her way uphill and waited for the ski instructor to bring her skis uphill before she went for another round downwards.

I’ll be honest. It was damn fun. The kids had a blast. They learnt real quick, within the first 30 minutes of their lesson and they were at it over and over and over. The next day, we didn’t need a ski instructor anymore and took to the slopes ourselves.

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Another thing that you must have either rented or bought is ski gloves, the waterproof type. Otherwise there is just NO WAY that they can make snowmen out of normal gloves or ski. It is just way too cold. Pants must be waterproof too. We got ours from Uniqlo. With reference to ski jackets, if you do not want to be all puffed up like T2 was in her Marks and Spencer jacket, then you need to invest a bit more for a high technology jacket from one of the expert makers such as North Face or Columbia. T1 and the Hubs got theirs from North Face so they wouldn’t look like The Michelin Man but they cost about RM1,000 each. Me? I got one of those puffy ones because I couldn’t find a colour I liked at North Face. I’m fashionable like that. So I got mine from Universal Traveler at Pavilion for RM500. It was good. It kept me warm and guess what? I left it on the bus on the way down from Niseko and the Hubs was pissed!!! Brand new jacket gone!!!

Due to incredible Japanese efficiency though, all it took was a phone call and RM50 for them to find the jacket and post it down to our hotel in Tokyo. Simply awesome. Thankfully, I had a back up jacket that I used for a few days before my ski jacket arrived and it wasn’t too bad as Tokyo was nowhere as cold as Niseko.

Kiddy Activities

Honestly, with snow, you do not need much else to entertain the kids. Although there were adventure parks and snow tubes and rock climbing activities at activity centres for kids, we did neither of that. All we did was ski, make snowmen (although my kids got creative and started building other things with snow, namely a race car which they dug into the snow and then sat in……..CRAZY KIDS!!!), watch DVDs (the entire STAR WARS series over and over), walked around the area, played more snow, had snowball fights, attempted snow angels, ate loads of Japanese food, browsed around shops (and found rubber boobs! which incidentally T2 really wanted!!! What’s with breastfeeding and the never-ending relationship with boobs, huh?), and took ski lifts and cable cars to other mountain tops. And played more snow again!!!

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Niseko rocks. We will be back!!!

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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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Organising for Niseko

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So I did it. 2 weeks of cold weather, and I mean REALLY cold weather. It is currently -2 to -5 degrees Celsius. We have North Face jackets all suited up for -20 degrees so we are good.

1. Heart Problem in High Altitude

One of the worries that we had to face about making the decision to travel here was my heart condition because people with my heart disease usually cannot take high altitude as the air is much, much thinner and due to the fact that I already get lesser oxygen than most people from the dysfunctioning valves, I am at risk. Should I bring my own oxygen tank? Should I even go? It’s my life we’re talking about here. We discussed it with my cardiologist and she said a risk is a risk and the decision had to be mine. She would say it was a risk. We decided to lend faith to my Izumio and Super Lutein and took that HUGE leap of faith. If you don’t hear from me anymore over the next 2 weeks, then you know what happened la….but you know what? I researched all the closest hospitals around Niseko. I have even researched Japanese cardiologists that speak English in Sapporo in case the Doctors at the town hospitals cannot so we can call and get things translated properly. JUST IN CASE.

2. TOKYO Street and METRO map

I had downloaded the maps for our easy reference and planning for the days that we move around in Tokyo. Niseko is easy. We are just in one location all week and get to enjoy all the snow activities and our accommodation views. I cannot wait to dive into the Japanese food for a whole fortnight!

3. ITINERARY

I had typed every single day’s program and planning onto my phone NOTES as a backup for our easy reference. From the times we have to wake up in order to catch flights to all flight details and numbers and everything. Even directions on how to get from A to B – this is called DETAILED planning so that we maximise every single minute of our time there instead of spend it stationery looking at maps and wondering and wondering……With great planning (I am so good at this, I even plan my life!), everything runs smoothly as much as possible and just because one plans, it doesn’t mean we have to follow the plan. It just makes everything that much more efficient. You don’t have to think. You just do. Thinking takes up time so it’s best to think in blocks and do in blocks. Efficiency at its’ best.

4. PRINTING of Tickets and Hotel Details etc

Yup. They have all been printed out and organised into folders for again super easy reference. All the money has been changed and accounted for and budgeted. I should just be a bloody holiday planner and charge people for my service!!!

5. PACKING for FOUR

Having never been on a super cold trip before, we obviously had to spend quite a bit to purchase some quality winter clothing. Last year when we went to Zermatt in Switzerland, it was spring/summer already so even though there was snow, it was 10 degrees kind of cold. No problem. But now, we’re talking minus degrees kind of cold. Brrrrr…….we have our waterproof boots, waterproof ski pants, waterproof jackets, thermals, thick socks, snow hats, ear muffs, waterproof snow gloves, neck warmers, shovels, emergency meds just in case, fashion accessories in the form of scarves (hahahaha!!! they are lighter than necklaces!!!!), new walking shoes, cutlery for restaurant ease (Japan doesn’t do much tea spoons as I have discovered the last trip!), gadgets for before bed (this is my life long habit), and the original STAR WARS double trilogy for those days when it is too fucking cold to step outside. I wanted to bring my Young Livings diffuser (hahaha, don’t leave home without it) but the adaptor voltage wasn’t compatible with Japan. Bummer indeed.

6. An EXCITED and ALL POSITIVE SPIRIT for the most FABULOUS HOLIDAY!!!

A must on every holiday we go to. Kids have their travel journals al ready and I have mine. Back up work resources have been delegated. I have the best friends ever to help with this. Like REALLY. Watering of plants done. Closing and locking of all windows and doors at home with fridge almost emptied out. Everything was GOOD when we left.

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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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Making the Best out of ANYTHING

Although I can afford to not work for money, I choose to work because I want my kids to see how hard I work and why we should all work, for whatever reason, for whatever motivation. I have seen too many spoilt rich brats (growing up in an international school environment) who are just wasting their lives away right now still depending on their parents’ coffers and not doing anything useful at all. Urgh.

If my kids ever became lazy like that, I would have failed miserably as a parent.

So I work. Which means they have to follow me around sometimes on boring work trips. Which means they have to get used to me working and them being independent whilst I am working. They are learning lots by sheer observation of me working from home that it could equip them for their future. Already I am seeing signs of them noticing what I do and how I do it and the positive consequence of work. Score!

Whenever I attend my routine 3 monthly visits at the hospital for several hours, they happily entertain themselves without moaning and whinging. They have been programmed to entertain themselves and like clockwork, know how to pack and what to pack for their own entertainment. Sometimes it’s just a notebook, sometimes it’s their loom bands, sometimes they just play with each other’s hair! No matter, as long as they are out of mine, I’m real good.

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I want them to learn how to make the best out of anything because life isn’t going to go your way many a time and what do you do? Get depressed and become a victim? Hell, no. Grab that cup half full and keep refilling it. It is the ability to see light, to see humour, to see positivity, in any situation.

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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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Thank you for the blessings……

Thank you for the blessings….

I do not know what I have done to deserve so much but thank you.

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There are 2 more weeks till year end and I just can’t help feeling that this is the absolute best year of my life. There are just too many reasons for me to state for this incredible gratitude that I feel and I am bloody excited for the new year ahead.

My health is so much better now after a year of consuming Izumio and Super Lutein. The year that I thought we would have to cut down on expenses because I had to give up my job has turned into a year more lucrative than any other. I have the opportunity to help my poorer patients at my whim because I have the financial means to do so. I do not have to think when I spend and I can contribute so much more to a wider audience. This comes with a fault too because now that everyone knows you are there, they automatically depend and assume that you will pay for everything. Well, my money, my prerogative and those who are sincere will certainly get more than those who aren’t. Lalalalalala……

The most amazing thing is that I am meeting all sorts of people from all walks of life and many of them have turned out to be such beautiful people. This is all through the Naturally Plus business. My customers are so grateful, just as I am grateful that I have walked into the Naturally Plus office. That first step. It has been the biggest blessing.

I have a plan for next year to help Single Moms. Due to the nature of the Naturally Plus system that you can automatically earn (and by that virtue, automatically and accidentally become a millionaire too), I will be helping one Single Mom every month to kick start a future for her and her children. No matter where they come from, if they have good attitude (some are just…..arrogant and full of ego), I will sponsor them into the business and then help build them. Teach them how to fish. It is not easy being a Single Mom. At all. My Mom was a Single Mom once upon a time and she told me how she used to earn RM100 a month and with that money fed a three year old me but left herself to starve because there just wasn’t enough to get by. Family weren’t helping because she had a child out of wedlock. We shared a bedroom with 2 other ladies in a low cost flat and slept on thin mattresses on the floor. There was no other furniture apart from our suitcase on the floor. I still have that image. From all the stories that my Mom has shared with me, I know that being a Single Mom is not easy. Sometimes, it is just easier to terminate our lives, which is something many single moms have actually thought of doing at least once.

So apart from that and the big women’s workshop that we will have to empower more women next year, people have been so kind. To me, to each other, to others. I really believe that when you are kind even when one is unkind to you, you will start a ripple. It doesn’t matter how small the ripple is but if everyone were to just be kind, no matter how badly hurt you have been, magic will happen. I sincerely believe that and am trying to teach others to believe it too. I know my Mom is helping me tons but even way before this, people have been kind to me and from years of kindness, I have learnt to pass it on.

Thank you for the blessings. I am filled with so much gratitude that I will work even harder to build my Izumio and Super Lutein business so I can give back even more. What started as the Hubs fully supporting us alone with his salary has now turned into a life time mission for me to work for others. I have a purpose. I have a mission. And I will see to it that it happens.

By the way, please see to it that I do NOT take on any other projects as I also have several other projects running in the background!!!

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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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Setting an Example for the Kids

The first time I heard about my childhood friend saying that she was working because she wanted to set an example for her kid that we must all work, I was quite shocked. Here she was, millionaire Datin, who didn’t have to lift a finger in her life, yet she chose to work. Is she freaking nuts?!? But she was my childhood friend and I knew where she was coming from. Just because we are up there doesn’t mean we are up there forever. Anything could happen. And the next minute we could be right down THERE. Yes, there. In the pits. Where life suddenly becomes intolerable…….

Well, I can assure you that if you do not show your kids that work is important, when and if they fall into the pits, they may never return back out. For how will they even begin to know how?

A kid who only sees Daddy working and Mommy staying at home as a Stay At Home Mom, will grow up with the concept of only Daddies work and Mommies cook and clean. Which is fine if that is what you want. But the cycle then continues, and they search for partners who go out to work and emulate their own moms serving the hearth of the home. It is a noble thing to do, to be a professional Stay At Home Mom. I have done it before and it has driven me absolutely bonkers.

To be fair, whilst I was raising T1 single-handedly without any help at all, I was still actively volunteering with IBU and I was still running charity projects and you know, I was active. I don’t think I could ever be one to just raise kids and watch Desperate Housewives on TV. It would be a waste of my talent.

So those Datin’s words really stuck with me. A Datin who wanted to work just so her daughter could see that work was important. I get it.

Now that I am doing the Naturally Plus Business, I truly get the best of every world. Work, contribution to society, setting an example for the kids, flexibility of time and valuation of self worth. And of course, the money is a given. It is financial freedom. It has been so perfect that my kids now have the ambition to do the Naturally Plus business. They see my lifestyle. They see what I do. They follow me to counsel sick patients. They see how hard I work in running the show. They live the shitty part of it and they love the good parts of it too. We truly practise a work hard play hard philosophy.

And because Mommy HAS to work, they obediently and proudly follow me (what choice do they have!?) everywhere I go to get my work done. But in doing so, they learn so much too. I am a busy woman. I am extremely busy. And in being so, the kids have learnt independence. On the one day a week that I need to go into the office to do registrations of new customers,  they know that today’s the day. Today’s the day Mama is very stressed. They know the routine. Wake up, have breakfast, get dressed, get packed, and be ready to rush out the door when Mama says GO. We work like clockwork. And then when we get to the office parking lot, T1 catches the time as she is very particular about parking fees (very costly at Menara Multipurpose) and loves to save money and spend unnecessarily. So boring…..

We arrive at the office and Mama plonks her bum right in front of the desk and starts the work. Both girls will bring me coffee and water and then go play in the meeting rooms quietly, it is a different game all the time. They know how to entertain themselves. They know where the washrooms are and they know how to help themselves to the hot chocolate machine and water and they know how to shout when they are hungry. I love my girls. They are so awesome. They make my life easy. They give me ideas. They make me laugh like crazy and they keep me grounded.

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On the contrary, they hate the fact that Daddy has to go to the office every morning and come back late at night and always ask why Daddy can’t do the Naturally Plus Business instead? We make such a great team, the 4 of us. Unfortunately, with their international school, our family expenses are high so Daddy still needs a full time job. For now! We are working towards freedom though and I love the process of the girls watching this journey. It is teaching them a lot and they are actually thinking about things and the world and why some people work so hard and others don’t. They are learning about working smart and being smart girls themselves, no wonder they want to do the Naturally Plus business!!! They totally get it!!! They can even regurgitate some of the facts of my business believe it or not??? This is purely from observation of Mama getting about her daily affairs in communicating with customers.

Speaking of which, they also observe the characteristics of my customers. Some are so nice and some are just plain horrid. Some are so helpful with the boxes and some just treat you like the maid and expect you to carry it all. Most are so grateful that they have access to the products, and my girls can even tell me how to improve my business! They will be my business heirs! The above pic is them monkeying around at the loading bay of where I get Izumio out from. They follow me into the dingy service lift and smell the damp. It’s all work. And then we go skiing.

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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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Ending the Year with another Christmas BANG!!!

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Never in my life would I have imagined to be where I am today. Passive income. Wow! Like is this for real? I could do nothing all month and still the money keeps rolling in??? No way!!!

I was filling in some forms this evening and it occurred to me just how much I love this business, the Naturally Plus business. I LOVE helping people. It’s not just about helping people heal naturally with great nutrients but I am sincerely working hard towards helping everyone consume these amazing super food for FREE and still working even harder to ensure they all make a growing passive income from the Naturally Plus Business!!! Depending on how LUCKY you are, you could be a member in my business who does nothing at all and still have money rolling every month at an increasing rate. Ask my team members!!! It is already happening to some very busy Moms who are NOT doing the business at all. They are just plain LUCKY because of various reasons. Of course, some are not so lucky and they have to put in some effort before getting lucky. Heeeee…….

It gives me no greater joy when I can nudge someone to say, “Hey, could I please have your bank account number because you have a few thousand waiting for you from the Naturally Plus business.” And this is from doing ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. I love helping people that way. Or maybe a lot. I’ll check the mood of the day. You just cannot believe it. I cannot believe it. Like how the heck did I get here??? I wish people would just believe me when I tell them that it is a freaking excellent business to be in. The view from here is so very good!!! You just need to understand it. Make time to understand what it is all about. ASK ME for goodness sake.

In which network marketing business would you have people at the bottom earning more than people at the top? Is it possible? Well, in the Naturally Plus Business, it sure is.

In which network marketing business would you have such generous pay outs of bonuses? 25% of sales? Go do your Math and check on the rest of the network marketing industries why don’t you. I dare you. How many years would one have to work in other network marketing companies before they saw big money? Here, it can be achieved in a year. Making a million in the Naturally Plus business is so viable that it is crazy. Everyone would jump at the opportunity if they only understood it. But most don’t care and it is their loss. But if you are seriously down and out, please take heed and listen up because this could really be your ticket out of poverty. And if you have health issues that Doctors have not been able to solve, please, give this a try because with pure nutrition, the body has the ability to self heal. I am THAT confident with the Naturally Plus products.

I am so, SO grateful.

I no longer have to worry about spending freely and I can help so many people that it almost gives me orgasms. It’s right up my alley and I bet my Mom has set me up for this. Just to continue the work she left behind for me to finish. I love it. I love helping women who are in deep shit get out. It’s not just financial but the mentoring and the support and love, this all takes time. And I do it because it is what I am meant to do.

Some women are so silly allowing their insecurities to mar their decisions instead of following their gut. They need the money yet they are afraid to commit because of what others might say. Get over it already. This will really help you. I’m not the one at the losing end here. You are.

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I love the image above because my friends and I were having a good laugh the other day about all the sour pusses who do not want to join us for their pride. PRIDE and EGO. It brings down the smartest of women (and men) unfortunately.

I’ll give you an example of TWO women who joined me at the very same time. One is making almost RM10,000 a month now (and remember, this figure grows every month) and the other has only made almost RM10,000 in the entire year. What sets them apart? PRIDE and EGO. One has too much PRIDE and EGO. The other started late in the business, yet caught up very fast and has started running. Full time working Mom with 3 children and she can do this on the side to earn RM 10,000 a month……I must say I am extremely proud of her. So the next ones are coming up soon, all my darling stars. I am pushing them all to earn RM10,000 a month as a start and I have a mission to ensure all Single Moms who are committed and want to do this, gain financial freedom with this business. The ones who have too much PRIDE and EGO, well, not much I can do about that.

What can RM10,000 a month that you did not previously have do for you? What if the figure was RM100,000 a month? I’ll be earning that at the end of 2017. Are you SURE you do not want to be a part of my HAPPY TEAM???

So for Christmas, I have prepared some incentives for my team to grow a little further and prepared some little gifts for some of the ones who work a little harder.

This is a personal lesson that one has to learn and that is if you do not get something, it is OK. If I am not the favourite Golden Star of the business, that is OK. When you can come to terms with that fact, then you know you are truly mature and deserve more than you could ever imagine.

Christmas is here and I cannot wait to hug my kids in snow!!!!!!

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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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Cookies to Help Baby Ethan Get Well

Do you remember me posting about Baby Ethan a few days ago? His Mommy is now taking orders for Vanilla Almond Cookies in order to not depend on public donations because she really needs her son to get well.

It’s Christmas, folks! Do place your orders so you can enjoy these delicious almond cookies with the comfort of your family, or gift them to your loved ones, family and friends, give them to your guards, the cleaners, the helper, the piano teacher, give them to everyone!!! Tis’ the season of giving and when you give, you always, ALWAYS bring on a smile.

The cookies are using all organic ingredients – Duo flavours in each tub; white & dark chocolate using organic flour, organic butter, organic molasses sugar, and organic almonds.

Each tub is RM40 per tub.

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Delivery is around Damansara, Desa Park or Kepong. For areas in Subang, Old Klang Road, and Mid Valley, weekly pick up is available upon request. Use your network to get these cookies. Anything is possible at Christmas!!!

I have made my order. Click on this form to make your order today! And since she is accepting Cash On Delivery, please do not let her down. If you have made an order, please honour it and not change your mind.

Click here to place your order. Let’s all help Baby Ethan to get well real soon so he can start going to school.

Cookies to Help Baby Ethan Get Well.

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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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Ending the year with a bang!

I should be excited. I will be on a plane off to my holiday in just over a week but instead I’m freaking stressed out!!! Why? Because I still have orders coming in and I still have to organise deliveries and collections and my house is a mess and I don’t feel in control of anything!

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Stress. Woman stressed is going crazy pulling her hair in frustration. Close-up of young businesswoman on white.

I’ve been negotiating with a helper to work with me daily and I’m wondering if it is worth getting a driver and oh, just so many things running through my mind right now before the year closes and many people are pissing me off, or maybe it’s just me PMS-ing or pre-menopause get big time. I’ve noticed this last week, I’ve been a complete bitch. No longer are the days where I take any more shit from people and I am no longer my patient self. What the heck is going on?!?

This week alone, I’ve screamed at:-

1. My kids – well, duh!?

2. The school security guards because they were not directing traffic accordingly and made me stuck and boxed in just so big fancy cars could take their own sweet time parked illegally to go get their own kids. How inconsiderate is that!?

3. My own condo guards because they didn’t allow my movers to park at our usual loading bay nearest to my lobby entrance but instead made them park ridiculously far and for them to move 250 Izumio boxes at such a distance was just ridiculous. I was livid!!!!

4. Bloody Renaissance Hotel guards for making me pay my parking at the parking office only to have a card not work and then when it didn’t work asked me for a receipt, but the guy at the parking office had not given me a receipt and I was in a hurry to get my kids home to sleep. I was shouting so loud at them and was so close to just crashing past the boom gate.

5. The delivery guy who didn’t show up. Why? I was planning his future for him! This only means it is not meant to be. So, so silly of him. Now instead, a taxi driver will gain and his life will be changed because I will see to it.

I am stressed!!!!!

The good news is that we are almost done with our winter shopping. Boots? Check. Jackets for minus ten weather? Check. Waterproof gloves? Check. Thick woolen socks? Check. Thermals? Check. Waterproof pants? Check. Ski hats and scarves? Check. You’d think we were pros…..and I happened to be the most fashion conscious of all although T1 got the most expensive North Face jacket.

The good news is that love is being transferred from children to children, children to adults, healthy to sick, time and love, and that gives me real comfort that there are still a lot of good people in the world.

Some people are too afraid to be associated with me for they worry for their own reputation, and rather than get hurt, I forgive them for their weakness. Not many people dare stand up for what is right and most just follow the herd. But the ones who do, they are the ones who gain the rewards at the end of the day because it is the right thing to do and you know how God always rewards the good….

I was blessed to be able to feel the longest hug from a little boy this week. It truly was the highlight of my week.

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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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Sunday Fury!

I went to bed so happy last night – everything was planned, everything was smooth. Receiving lovely messages from important people lifted me, all was good!

Woke up early this morning to get the kids ready for a day out on our own – meeting Baby Ethan then running errands for Niseko. Felling happy that all was in order and the Hubs returns tonight.

Then we waited for the Delivery Truck to show up at 9am. No show. I gave him till 10am and called. He said he would come at 11 something. WTF!!!! I had to leave the house at 12.15pm and he was supposed to have done one round of deliveries by then to come back to pick up round 2. I was PISSED!!!!!

And my blood pressure started rising. I could feel my heart palpitating and I began to sweat. Already it was difficult coordinating various locations to various timings to various order denominations. People are so difficult. They have no idea what we go through for them and sometimes they treat us like shit. They have no idea that we are doing this to help people get better and are not hard up for their business yet they treat us like we are their servants. I remember once, this lady who was rude to my boss about delivery because she assumes we are some logistics factory worker or something, got so shocked when my bossed showed up to deliver her goods in high heels all dressed up arriving in a Porsche. Like WTF people, do you think we do this to get rich? Give us some respect, please. We are helping you and you should be grateful we are here to help you. Otherwise go pick up the damn goods yourselves from the office, I will show you how. Or sign up with someone else who knows nothing about the products. Urgh. Sampah manners for some people.

So the delivery guy does a complete no show thus I will never be using him again, and had to scramble to find a taxi driver who would be willing to help me with it. Thankfully, a blessing in disguise, a kind taxi guy agreed to deliver it for a slightly higher fee and I am praying right now that the goods do arrive because there are thousands and thousands of dollars worth of goods in that taxi!!!!

Pray for me, please!!!!

This is what I really need.

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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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My weekend as a Single Mom

I could get used to this. Seriously. Because seemingly I suddenly have more time with one less person to deal with. Hahaha. The girls have already decided that it is more fun sleeping in my master bedroom because:-

1. I have a much more comfortable king bed (Hello? How many grand for that mattress?)

2. They are allowed to turn the air-conditioning on and watch a movie from my bed (We don’t usually use air-conditioning as it is cool enough being on a hill beside jungle)

3. I have the Young Livings diffuser in my bedroom that makes it smell so lovely…..

4. They love sleeping with Mama!

The day started off with a few people coming over to collect their boxes of Izumio. Thankfully, I had a cleaner today so there was someone to help carry the boxes. I am thinking now if I should hire a cleaner to come daily. What I really want is a driver so if you know anyone with contacts for drivers, please let me know! I am so tired of driving in KL!!!

I cooked a simple vegetable pasta for lunch and caught a glimpse of some of my buddies who came to collect their goods. I was meant to take the kids out for Tae Kwon Do when it started pouring cats and dogs and the cleaner couldn’t get transport home so I offered to send her home. In the rain and in traffic. It took me freaking 1.25 hours and my kids had to miss their TKD class, not that they minded at all.

I was so stressed by then and kept asking myself why I do what I do. Why didn’t I just let the cleaner call a cab and wait for the cab outside my home (she can wait at the lobby) and not make it my problem how she got home. To make matters worse, I was suddenly tired from all that driving in the rain sending her home that I wanted to stop at a mall for a coffee just to take a break from driving and because I was so stressed, I kept taking wrong turns. URGH!!!! THAT is why I need a fucking driver already!!! I just could not decide if we should stop at 1MK or head home and I kept driving in circles. Thankfully, my sensible girl T1 decided for me despite T2 saying let’s go shopping, let’s go to H&M!! I was so tempted, I swear to God and if it wasn’t me looking like a maid myself, I probably would have gone. T2 and I, we’re suckers like that.

After coming home, I attempted to catch a snooze but T2 kept coming into the bedroom. Argh. I was tired. Whenever I go out, I get tired. And to be honest, I have not been diligent with taking my Super Lutein. Why? Because I actually hate supplements and honestly forget. But I so need it….sigh.

I actually managed 2 pages of homework with T2 today before she got restless and then T1 wanted me to check her Chemistry homework. What??? Why??? Leave me alone already.

Within the day, business is seriously booming and I have 15 registrations pending. I used to do 9-10 registrations per week but now it is looking more like 18-20 registrations per week. CFC hurry up already. I think I not only need a helper and a driver and a PA but soon a Manager!

T1 baked a Thermomix apple tart today. It was so yummy. So proud of my girl. She is so awesome.

She also helped me to wash dishes and entertain her sister whilst I needed to rest.

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Tomorrow we are visiting a baby with leukaemia whom we hold dearly to our hearts. After that, we will need to go get our last minute winter stuff from Pavilion and call it a day. What shall we do for Daddy’s arrival home???

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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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Baby Ethan has Leukaemia

Do you have children? Have you ever imagined what you would do when and if the Doctor told you that your child had leukaemia?

This is very real, ladies and gentlemen. Anyone can get leukaemia. And unfortunately, leukaemia hit my friend’s son at the mere age of 2.5 this year. Just 6 months earlier, I was informed about this Mommy’s plight in handling her own sickness last year and wanted to help her. And 6 months later, her own son was diagnosed with leukaemia. How is that fair?

To make things worse, she is a Single Mom with an older son to care for and to make things even worse, she just lost her job recently. Companies are just NOT empathetic when you are affecting their bottom line. Was it her fault that her son contracted leukaemia and so she has to spend time at the hospital taking him for regular chemotherapy sessions? Was it her fault that she has to take time off work to do this? I understand about the time off taken and so salaries are cut accordingly but when I heard he got rid of her completely, I was pissed. Where is the compassion?

It is NO JOKE caring for a sick child. It is already a nightmare caring for a sick child at home who has a fever or one with an infection for a week, can you imagine what more continuously for the entire year? I would have died standing but you know what, until you are in that exact position, you really have no clue just how much one gets drained and sucked by the mere living daylights out of your own body till there is none left. MaryAnne has no choice but to keep going. She has very little options. Being strong is the only thing she has to keep moving forward. Her savings have been depleted.

Recently, Baby Ethan had a reaction to one of his chemo meds and so the Doctors are now changing it to cost another RM70,000. It is a painful journey mentally, financially and emotionally.

Can I please ask that you help MaryAnne by sending her a donation to see her baby through his chemo protocol for the entire 2 years? On top of paying for hospital bills, MaryAnne also feeds Baby Ethan Izumio to strengthen his little body and lessen his chemotherapy symptoms. Izumio is also helping with his bed sores. MaryAnne has never wanted to ask for donations but at this point, she is strapped. Doors are closing in on her and her son’s life is at stake. It doesn’t help when blabbermouths go around making up stories about her getting freebies and accusing her of killing her son with chemotherapy, etc. The woman is already high with stress and worry, can everyone just give her a break already?

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Due to high steroidal intake, Baby Ethan gets hungry at the oddest hours and asks for a variety of favourite food constantly. Please click on MaryAnne Loh’s public Facebook page to follow Baby Ethan’s leukaemia journey. And if you ever want to verify that MaryAnne is a legitimate case, a true story, and that Baby Ethan is a real leukaemia patient, I can vouch that it is all true. Call me (Tel: 012-2333840) and I will direct you to the relevant authorities and sources. For now, Baby Ethan really needs your financial help just so he can heal and the family can continue to eat. Let us help another Mom get through this hurdle of life throwing rocks at her because we never know when our turn is next.

For donations, please make payments to:

Current Account – MAYBANK 514392517914
Mary Anne Loh Swee Yee

Eternally grateful. Let’s see this little boy get well and fly as an adult…..

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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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Hello December!

Hello December! I have never felt closer to my departed Mama than now so very strangely because it is almost as though she talks to me, guides me and leads everyone from Taiping to me. I kid you not??? I have never known so many people to come from Taiping and they all want to do the Naturally Plus business!!! How come??? Even strangers or friends of friends of friends eventually sign up and I eventually find out that they originate from Taiping. So WEIRD!!!! It must be my Mama, orchestrating everything from above. I have never been happier because life is so smooth now and the only thing missing is her physical presence. I so know she is with me. I feel her, I hear her, I follow her. She is everywhere and she is giving my girls a really good life too. SPOILT!!! Alhamdullilah, what can I say? THANK YOU, MAMA!!!

End of Year School Results

I went for Report Card Day today which I found quite amusing. T1, the teachers complained that she is very quiet in class and they wish she would participate and speak up more. She has gone from a noisy little chipmunk to a mature young lady. I cannot get over it but more so the teachers who have seen this little noisy rambunctious girl when she first started Reception and spanned just under 3 feet to a mysterious young lady almost as tall as Mommy, who is now just sweet and silent.

Huh????

Where did my T1 go?????

Everyone was so worried. The teachers kept saying she is so shy…..they even made ME worried.

So I had a chat with her when we left school and she said that there were so many people in class fighting to answer questions, why fight with the crowd? And that is true because the teachers said she knew all the answers yet she would not participate in class. She said she was happy to let her friends have a chance and the limelight. She didn’t need it.

I’ll be watching this girl. She had straight A’s as usual without studying except for her Bahasa which she got a high C for. The teacher said she should start reading Bahasa books to which she protested, “NoOOOOOOOOoooooOOOOOO!!!!!”

So guess what? Whilst we are on holiday this month, I will just make sure she reads a Bahasa book – LOL!!!

T2, on the other hand, all the teachers looked at me. GULP!!! Why are they all looking at me!!!???

Guilty as charged. I do not lift a single finger to help T2 who is already weak at her studies. I do not help her with her homework, I do not help her with her weekly spelling and I do not help her with any of her exams. Sadly, the results show. The teachers KNOW when she gets zero for her weekly spelling that she has not revised her spelling at all. Oops.

I should really take her studies more seriously. Sigh. OK, new resolution for next year. I told T2 that we will improve her grades for sure! Because Mama will make time to guide her. She was so happy. Poor child.

Holiday Planning Boo-Boo

So I fucked up our internal flights and had a problem changing them because the websites were all in foreign Japanese which I of course could not read nor understand. Dealing with the Japs are difficult. Booking hotels that could fit all 4 of us was difficult online so much so that I had to call Tokyo a few times in order to get this done. Similarly for this flight boo-boo, I had to chase the airlines all over the place before I finally managed to get this change, literally tonight! It’s a good thing we noticed the boo-boo early though or we would have missed the flight. Can you imagine?

We’ve been busy purchasing winter wear from Marks & Spencer and Uniqlo. Still a few more things to get and will probably get them from the winter shop at Pavilion as awe were told that it was going to be super, super, super, duper cold. It is currently 0 degrees so what do you think the temperature will be over Christmas? I am so not looking forward to this. I already bought a stylish (but of course!) pink faux fur stole to protect my precious neck from the wind from Banana Republic and when T2 saw it, she wanted it immediately. Nooooo!!!! It’s too expensive to be shared!!!

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Our holiday budget has also gone out of whack because we are now staying longer due to lack of flight options and hotel options so c’est la vie. I am sure it will be good. Hopefully as good as Europe last year was but I am not sure it can be with the cold torturing me. I am confident that I won’t have people messaging me to bitch about others this time round though. Surely that must be a good thing!!!

Christmas Holiday, here we come!!!

Young Livings Malaysia Shopping Spree

After using these oils for 6 months and thoroughly enjoying them, I went out to purchase a whole load of oils again. I did it because they work. I had a neck ache the other day and my friend gave me some Deep Heat Roll On to apply and it was so much better within seconds. They’re costly but they’re so fun and gives me the feel good factor. Plus they all smell so good and de-stressed me after a long hard day at work. Not that I work very hard these days but hello, children are bloody hard work, OK?!? I shall talk more about them once I get to know my oils better but what I do love is that I can now make my own home made toiletries. Love! Love! Love!

Business Growth

My business has boomed. Because I believed and because I did what the system said to do, I will very soon be earning RM50-70k per month. My big boss keeps reminding me of that fact. It is just too amazing for me to comprehend. From taking the products for myself to sharing with others in helping them heal, all of a sudden all this cash keeps pouring into my account? Pinch me. That is the power of multiplication. If i help just 2 people and they in turn help another 2 and they in turn help another 2, in exactly 12 months, I would have a team of over 8,000 people. Realistically, this may not be possible because how many people care to help others and make sure that others help others, right? Most people are just sceptical or lazy or just plain simply cannot be arsed as they are too engrossed in their own problems. But if only they knew! If only they knew that THIS was an opportunity out of their hole whether it is health, financial or emotional issues. The Naturally Plus business covers all sectors of human excellence. I am grooming so many people to reach their goals. Some want to get well. Some want to live longer. Some was to get rid of pain. Some was more money. Some want LOTS of money. Some want to be happy. Some want time freedom. I give them all. Only those who really want it of course. Why the heck should I care if people don’t care enough themselves for themselves? So yeah…..this is no Mickey Mouse game. It is the freaking most awesome ride of my life.

Here is what one of my team members has to say about her experience with my team, the BEST team to do the Naturally Plus business with in Malaysia. Why? I will tell you why. Because we grow you. I have the talent in bringing out the best in you so why not give yourself a chance once in this lifetime? What have you got to lose? You will never know what you’ve missed if you have not tried. And you know what? I don’t give a shit if you try or not because I am already happy where I am. But I am humble enough to say if you want this, we will help you. I will help all women get there. For me, it is women empowerment. All women should have a back up plan. And the best part, it is savings for the children, charity and the sick who have no options because they are too poor. I fucking LOVE my freedom I kid you not.

And ever since I became the Rookie of the Year (2nd Runner Up), everyone has been starting Facebook pages to emulate but it’s not so easy. At the end of the day, you buy people. If a CEO of a company were good and favoured, the company would boom. If not, perhaps not. I am grooming my next Rookie of the Year for Next Year and I will make damn sure that MALAYSIA wins it in real terms i.e. without having to pay anyone to get it. Come take on my challenge, peeps! I dare you.

Seriously, I am so, so, SO damn proud of my team of women. They seriously make me so proud in their achievements, their love, the team work involved, their sincerity in helping others. I want them ALL to succeed. My next line of leaders are heading towards the RM10k per month mark. To think that this is all passive extra income we all never had. Many of my leaders are about to give up their full time jobs because the NP business is just too lucrative without the same corporate slog for less money. Win-Win-Win indeed it is. I am so fucking blessed.

Boy’s Trip

The real reason I can rattle on and on this evening is because the Hubs has gone off to Pangkor Laut for a boy’s trip. It is only for 2 nights and I cannot complain because after all, I have spent a week in The Maldives whilst he babysat the kids, a week in Japan whilst he babysat the kids, several nights here and there around Malaysia whilst he babysat the kids, and more recently I managed to bring them along to Australia. Phew. Out of all the days that I have been partying without the kids, surely I cannot disallow a weekend for him to go off without the kids…..

The girls and I are having fun without Dada. We are laughing and laughing and being silly every day. Creative nice at play. And tomorrow, we probably need to get some homework done or the teachers are going to start searching for Mama again. Le sighhhhhhh……….

So what’s up with you then??? Life is too precious. Don’t think, just do!!! Take ACTION!!! The view from up here is brilliant.

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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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My affinity to Italy

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Today I brought my 2 girls to swim at one of the 5 star hotels in town because my childhood Italian friend is in town. Yesterday, I spent a few hours with her without the kids after not seeing her since my wedding as one of my bridesmaids. This is the same girl who meant as much to me as the girl I lost to lupus, both Italian, both dated the same guy. It is all fated.

Elena reminded me how we met today. I was living in Leeds with my half Italian boyfriend then, one I was destined to marry on Montorfano, and Elena was a new housemate. My friend, Sam, had just passed 2 days ago and I was devastated. As soon as Sam died, I met Elena. Elena says she felt a presence in my bedroom on the top floor in Leeds that first day that we met. She believes it was Sam. We believe that Sam brought Elena into my life and into Sam’s ex-boyfriend’s life so Elena could take care of him. And coincidentally, years later, Elena moved to Malaysia to work as a designer too (just as Sam was a designer like me) and started dating Sam’s ex. Isn’t is so weird???? Coincidence much???

What’s with all these Italians in my life???

I had the most beautiful experience in Italy though when I visited previously. The cobble stoned roads, the raw timber ceiling beams, snowy mountains, beautiful lakes, hot teas, pasta and more pasta, various raw meats, family, family and family. Sam was my first taste of Italy. She spoke of Torino (Turin) with passion. It was where her Mama was from, owner of Missoni in Singapore then and who knows, probably still now if she isn’t retired. I will always remember her because she gave me Sam’s scarf, her Ralph Laurent handbag and GBP1,000. That was a lot of money then for a student. I had the privilege too to spend the night at her home in London several times overlooking the Thames and also spent the night with her housekeeper at her home in London because Sam loved her so. How I miss that girl……..and Elena brought back a flood gate of sweet memories.

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I have my own story with Elena too. I used to mentor her in design and she went on to become a big famous Italian designer who made big bucks in Hong Kong and Dubai. Amazing! I will always remember the night my drinks got spiked at L’Equippe in London and I was so, so, so, so sick that Elena panicked. I vaguely remember her running cold running tap water on my wrists, and I was vomiting everywhere, the club floor, the toilets, the London cab, the roads…..man, I have never been that sick from a sip from alcohol ever. I am so sure my drink was spiked and thank goodness, I had Elena to care for me. She brought me home and I was so sick that I didn’t even care about anything. Oh my, never again. It is incredible how this web of Italians and this guy were all associated in my past life. And it is so nice that when we meet again after years of not seeing each other that nothing has changed. We just pick up wherever we left off and the trust and the genuine friendship is still always there.

Elena got me excited today about Italy, so I guess we will be heading that way soon!!!! She told me the most marvellous stories of her country!!!

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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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Why I am the BEST in the region

Wow. Someone asked me to write an essay about why I am the BEST in the region. Best what??? Best laziest person on this side of the planet??? Yeah, I think I can win that award.

When I look back and think about it, I have always been a high achiever. Every company and job I have ever done, everybody knew me. Because I did the job really, really well. All my clients loved me because I solved all their problems and I gave them superb speed. Speed is the key. There is no option for failure. Absolutely zero margin. If there is a job to be done, it has to be done right the first time. My standards were so high that my staff suffered. Some must be wondering why I dare blow my horn when actually their experience with me wasn’t that great. Well, were they my client?

But alas I was forced to give up my job due to poor health……

I would never write something like that about myself nor even presume to be the best in the region AT ALL but of late some people are telling me that I am! Like hello? Who the fuck cares…..??? But actually, it is important.

If you were to buy a new house, wouldn’t you want a really good property consultant to help you find it and give you that brilliant service from start to end? Pay a bit more but get top class service. I would. Rather than pay peanuts and have the whole project fuck up several times over. Similarly when one decides to buy Izumio, wouldn’t it make sense to buy from the most genuine person who really wants to see you heal? I have heard of people who bought Izumio who were left to dry hanging and when they needed support, the person who sold them Izumio was nowhere in sight. We are dealing with people’s lives here. Like hello???

So why am I the best in the region? Best what again? Best person to get Izumio and Super Lutein from:

Why?

1. RESEARCH & KNOWLEDGE – I have spent a year researching. I have read over a thousand articles from NCBI about how hydrogen and carotenoids heal the body. The NCBI is the American Government body’s subsidiary of the National Library of Medicine. Hydrogen and Carotenoids are really nutrition for healing. They are not some bullshit made up prank by some Mickey Mouse Scientists. This is REAL. Hydrogen is clearly the medicine of the future. Whether you get it or not is none of my business.

2. EXPERIENCE – I have thorough experience. Although many people may have more patients and more years in this department than I have, I have actually documented a lot of my findings with my patients from Day One. And from doing that, I have scientifically analysed the trends and now have full confidence in prescribing Izumio and Super Lutein in what I define as the correct way. Only buying from me and my team will give you that privilege of true healing.

3. SINCERITY – This means I give it to you in helping you 500%. If you are sick, I will let the products help you heal and I will help you consume the products for free. In my 1 year in this business, I have seen others manipulate the system such that innocent consumers don’t even know that they could consume these products for free. These are the people that give Naturally Plus a bad name. Because they cheat. Not being entirely honest is cheating sorry to say. Everyone has an option to earn back rebates from the company but not everyone is informed about it. Hmmm……

4. SUPPORT – My team and I will give you that support in your healing journey. We will not just sell you a lemon and run and hide when things go wrong which is another thing others do. No. We are here to stay and will see to it that you are given our best care. We genuinely want you to heal. It is our utmost priority seriously. Consider us as the elves of the Universe. Everyone wants to be a part of my team but not everyone is a part of my team. Please cross check with me if anyone claims to be a part of my team because once you are registered, there is no turning back and I cannot help you.

5. BEST SERVICE – We offer the best service hands down. How? I am on my phone 24/7 answering all your queries. Even if I get a call at 3am to deliver Izumio to the hospital, I will do it or get someone else to do it but it will get done. We have saved many lives in doing this business including those of cats and dogs. Like I shit you not. Some people actually love their pets more than their own parents.

6. WIN FOR ALL – We are all working towards every consumer first eating for free and following on to earn a decent income from spreading love and creating a million smiles. We are an unselfish team of ladies. We are ever giving and always ready to serve. We follow the lead from our Chairman of UNIVA Capital, the holding company of Naturally Plus. I am so proud to be a part of this company and this mission of creating world peace.

I am the BEST in the region for Izumio and Super Lutein. That didn’t come from me.

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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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Home Made Body Wash

Would you like to learn how to make your own home made body wash?

In today’s world, many of the soaps and shower gels we use have unnecessary added chemicals and preservatives that are harmful to our bodies. Everything we apply actually penetrates into our blood stream and over time, parabens and many other harmful chemicals actually contribute to cancer. After losing my Mom to cancer and being in a high risk category, I am determined to make my household as ‘clean’ and purist as I can manage. One of the many, many ways apart from educating my kids about healthy and clean eating is the elimination of commercial and store bought products.

I attended a truly fun home made body wash class a couple of weeks ago and decided to conduct one myself this time. With help from the experts of course! I’ll let the pics tell a story…..

Here, my little assistant helped set up the table for our guests. Hey, I had to pay her RM100 for this OK??? Bloody expensive labour.

Menu for the day – Body Wash, Body Scrub, Body Butter. Lovely basics.

Some of the other ladies at work…..

T2 got to practice her pouring skills…….but still made a mess, alamak!

After an hour, the little ones got bored already. The attention span couldn’t cut it – LOL!!!

My business partners came to support me, as forced.

Whilst the adults continues with the workshop, the kid had other plans and played bus driver.

I got myself this book – OMG! It is the most perfect book!!! Together with Izumio and Super Lutein, essential oils are the bomb for my healing journey!!!

This is the Starter Kit that I got together with a Diffuser…..so I can start my healing journey with oils too. I’m telling you, this smelly journey is so damn fun. If you want to venture into Essential Oils, make sure you buy from me, OK??? You will get much more value because I work hard in learning up my stuff and will be able to advice you appropriately. Just like how I’ve learnt up my Izumio and Super Lutein stuff.

One for the road……..my USD millionaires. Oh, yeah.

If you are interested in learning more about naturopathy and healing naturally, do contact me for further workshops.

The greatest thing for me is that I will be making my own home made body washes, body moisturisers and body scrubs from here on. Same for the face too. I shall make my own face wash, face scrub and mosquito repellant!!!

ALL NATURAL YO!!!

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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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Sydney was AWESOME!!!

Sydney was AWESOME

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This month I was invited by the company Naturally Plus to attend their World Leadership Invitational conveniently called the WLI at the Sydney Opera House. It is the first time in history that a private commercial entity was able to host a big private function at this UNESCO world heritage building and that is a big deal. Apparently the Government had sought the assistance of the company to promote tourism since we are so many people and going global with a mission of creating smiles and being the catalyst for world peace. I am truly proud to be associated with this company and of my performance for being able to grow a business to 700 heads strong within a year is a good result. Never in my wildest dream would I have imagined being a leader in a direct selling or network marketing company. I mean, what the fuck?!?!? It was my first time on the red carpet.

But it is actually exactly the same thing as leading a corporation as I have always done except that in a corporation, although you have the same hierarchy, divisions and reporting systems, here everyone is in charge of their own business and I cannot just hire or fire them. There is less control so to speak but the challenges as a boss are the same – to win new business (in conventional business I did the very same thing) and to grow a team. I have never believed in divide and conquer so in my team, I strive to bring everyone together and help everyone achieve their best selves. I am already very proud of some of my team members.

From starting from zero and not knowing anything about network marketing (heck, me myself have no experience in running such a business!) but purely through trusting me and following my lead they are rising up the ranks slowly and surely. Those who have been diligent enough to follow my lead and hardworking enough to ask me how are moving up faster than those who lack confidence to ask. I am also blessed to have a few independent power ladies who are moving up fast without my help at all. Never would I have imagined such a rewarding business that gives me so much joy and happiness in my life towards my fifties. Like serious shit.

It is really fun when you go on holiday with like minded people because we all have the same interests and that is just to enjoy life to the max! When we went to Japan, we had over 20 girls. This WLI, there were much less of us because it is a higher qualification but I can bet you there will be at least 20 of us next year for the next WLI. If the girls work fast enough. Heard that, girls???

I have worked much, much harder in corporate yet here in Naturally Plus, in just under a year, I can already buy a new Hermes bag every month if I wanted to. Or feed tons of children. The freedom is amazing and I love it. I am now working on my girlfriends to get to where I am as gratitude for their trust in me.

None of us had ever been to Sydney except for the hubs. We have always done Perth where majority of my family are and Melbourne since both my brothers studied there so Sydney was a welcome change. In our 5 days there, we managed to meet up with some wonderful ladies that I’ve met in the blogging world based in Sydney, my ex-boss of Davenport Campbell and my long lost Gabriel uncle who hardly visited Malaysia, ate abundantly, explored Sydney again down the beaten track, did minimal shopping because Chanel did not have the bag I wanted, and brought the kids to the playgrounds. It was perfect family time and although short unlike our Europe stint, still perfect. Oh, and I had my grand event at the Sydney Opera House, the very reason we got sent to Sydney in the first place!

Next year Italy!!!

We stayed at Four Points Sheraton at Darling Harbour thanks to Naturally Plus and JW Marriott Circular Quay thanks to Malaysia Airlines. Why MAS? Because our 9.55pm flight home was cancelled after boarding due to a computer glitch!!! We were disembarked, made to wait at Sydney airport without refreshments and then made to wait again because there were no taxis as the city shut down after midnight. Now did you know that Sydney Airport closed at midnight??? That was totally shocking to me!!! How does an airport close? Apparently because it is built within the city, flights only happen during opening hours as there are many residential homes to consider after midnight and people need to sleep instead of listening to planes taking off. Like seriously??? I couldn’t believe it. This meant no food, no drinks, no anything.

JW Marriott was nice. Our view of the Sydney Opera House from the bedroom.

The other thing I couldn’t believe was there were no taxi queues after midnight – LOL!!! Here were over 200 of us who had just disembarked the Kuala Lumpur bound flight delegated to various hotels around Sydney due to the lack of rooms after midnight and despite being forced 4 to a cab, we only got into bed at 3.30am from getting off the plane at 11pm. So tiring but what an adventure that was!!! Of course there were angry, tired and frustrated people and I had sleeping kids but for me it was so fun! Make an opportunity of every situation, that’s what I do. Why create free radicals within the body and be angry when you can choose to be happy?!? So many people in the world just do not know how to be happy!!!

Look how beautiful the harbour is? Isn’t is just beautiful? What’s there to be unhappy about???

The Sydney Opera House was a once in a lifetime experience. To walk the red carpet and be part of a grand black tie event, I must’ve been the only girl who wore no make up. Serious shit. I woke that morning not feeling too well because we had been busy exploring Sydney and failed to drink sufficient water that caused various dehydration symptoms so I decided to just put my dress on to get it over and done with as I really wasn’t feeling well and not in the mood to put on any make up. So now I can say I have spent several hours inside the Sydney Opera House and be part of a world movement that involves Government bodies in changing this world. Naturally Plus is not like ANY other network marketing company yo. If you are in it, consider yourself damn lucky. Because over time, your income grows and there is such a thing as the auto millionaire without you even realising it when people like me grow YOU.

 

Food wise we had seafood risotto, lots of high quality burgers and pizzas (I was traveling with kids, what did you expect?), the best salmon steak ever, huge fresh strawberries with chocolate and cream, Mexican tacos, lots of vegetables and salads, pastries, meat steaks, curries (just had to when I craved rice!), gorgeous cake and of course, fish and chips! What we really missed was the chocolate pizza. It was fun eating what local folk ate and I wondered if I would miss rice if I lived there and the answer was an astounding yes!

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Sydney is not a shopping city so we didn’t get much, only some Smiggles loot for the girls and although I walked into Chanel, the selection was poor so I actually bought nothing from Sydney apart from chocolate – huhuhu. The hubs did his usual retail investigations taking photographs of Sydney malls and we playfully critiqued them together being both architects and having worked for a specialist retail consultant once upon a time. I love my hubs. We have such intellectual conversations together, ones I can hardly have with anyone else. When we first met, we were talking daily for 10 hours non stop and could still go on and on. That was when I knew I’d found my soul mate. Now with kids, this happens much less but we are both truly enjoying the kids to the max too with our traveling and day to day lives. Truly blessed.

We watched some street performances and buskers which Sydney tends to have just like London so that was fun and the kids spent a glorious 8 hours hitting the playgrounds. Like WTF!! Don’t they ever get tired of the playgrounds??? Again blessed kids they are to explore the various playgrounds around the world so much they could write a whole book on global playgrounds! We also had a photography shoot on one of the days and I cannot wait to see the results of it because our ex-boss now does professional photography as a hobby. We took the ferry around the coast and walked the old hospital quarters now made into quaint little retail outlets. We passed by a ghost hall of terror and T1 totally freaked out whilst T2 was thrilled. I’m telling you she totally belongs there. The girls got to ride the Ferris wheel and played at the water science park, ate loads of ice cream and met a talking dog, visited a buttons factory, they had tons of fun!!!

The above is a water park playground that the girls played in. Below is the high tech ferry that we used as a taxi to cross from one part of Sydney to another.

Girls are always loving carousels. Perhaps they could write a book on carousels around the world too seeing they’ve been to carousels in New York, Paris, and where else?

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And whilst all this was happening in Sydney, I was still closing new Malaysian Izumio customers from my trusted phone from Sydney. LOVE IT!!!!

If you know anyone who is suffering with their health or financially, tell them to give me a call at 012-2333840 to make a change as there is a real opportunity here. Now that I’ve seen enough people improve their health with Izumio and Super Lutein, I am very confident in helping people get towards their best health. But you have to know what you are doing which is why people need to join ME (or my A-Team) because I am the best person to help you with this health and wellness journey, and with the guidance of my boss who is one of the top 10 chartered accountants in the world, we are able to propel you to financial success. I’ll be earning RM100,000 a month by the end of next year. Don’t you want even a fraction of that?!? And seriously, if you know a life that can be saved, call me. With Izumio and Super Lutein, you REALLY have nothing to lose.

Look at my little princess, even she is learning the freedom of life that she insisted on having not one but THREE pillows to surround her comfy airplane chair with. I need to be comfortable, she said. And she already has plans to take over my Naturally Plus business I kid you not.

My business partners and best friends. My bosses. Loves of my life. I LOVE my life.

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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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The Naturally Plus Business

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Never in my life would I have imagined to be where I am today with the Naturally Plus Business. Passive income. Wow! Like is this for real? I could do nothing all month and still the money keeps rolling in??? No way!!! THIS is the Naturally Plus Business…..

I was filling in some forms this evening and it occurred to me just how much I love this business, the Naturally Plus business. I LOVE helping people. It’s not just about helping people heal naturally with great nutrients but I am sincerely working hard towards helping everyone consume these amazing super food for FREE and still working even harder to ensure they all make a growing passive income from the Naturally Plus Business!!! Depending on how LUCKY you are, you could be a member in my business who does nothing at all and still have money rolling every month at an increasing rate. Ask my team members!!! It is already happening to some very busy Moms who are NOT doing the business at all. They are just plain LUCKY because of various reasons. Of course, some are not so lucky and they have to put in some effort before getting lucky. Heeeee…….

It gives me no greater joy when I can nudge someone to say, “Hey, could I please have your bank account number because you have a few thousand waiting for you from the Naturally Plus business.” And this is from doing ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. I love helping people that way. Or maybe a lot. I’ll check the mood of the day. You just cannot believe it. I cannot believe it. Like how the heck did I get here??? I wish people would just believe me when I tell them that it is a freaking excellent business to be in. The view from here is so very good!!! You just need to understand it. Make time to understand what it is all about. ASK ME for goodness sake.

In which network marketing business would you have people at the bottom earning more than people at the top? Is it possible? Well, in the Naturally Plus Business, it sure is.

In which network marketing business would you have such generous pay outs of bonuses? 25% of sales? And this is not to say that out of every RM400 you pay, I get RM100. Not at all. It is far more complex than that. But generally, the payouts are the most generous in the market.

Go do your Math and check on the rest of the network marketing industries why don’t you. I dare you. How many years would one have to work in other network marketing companies before they saw big money? Here, it can be achieved in a year. Making a million in the Naturally Plus business is so viable that it is crazy. Everyone would jump at the opportunity if they only understood it. But most don’t care and it is their loss. But if you are seriously down and out, please take heed and listen up because this could really be your ticket out of poverty. And if you have health issues that Doctors have not been able to solve, please, give this a try because with pure nutrition, the body has the ability to self heal. I am THAT confident with the Naturally Plus products.

I am so, SO grateful.

I no longer have to worry about spending freely and I can help so many people that it almost gives me orgasms. It’s right up my alley and I bet my Mom has set me up for this. Just to continue the work she left behind for me to finish. I love it. I love helping women who are in deep shit get out. It’s not just financial but the mentoring and the support and love, this all takes time. And I do it because it is what I am meant to do.

Some women are so silly allowing their insecurities to mar their decisions instead of following their gut. They need the money yet they are afraid to commit because of what others might say. Get over it already. This will really help you. I’m not the one at the losing end here. You are.

Some people do not want to join us for their pride. PRIDE and EGO. It brings down the smartest of women (and men) unfortunately. They think network marketing businesses are for losers. Uhuh. Do I look like a loser to you?

I’ll give you an example of TWO women who joined me at the very same time. One is making almost RM10,000 a month now (and remember, this figure grows every month) and the other has only made almost RM10,000 in the entire year. What sets them apart? PRIDE and EGO. One has too much PRIDE and EGO. The other started late in the business, yet caught up very fast and has started running. Full time working Mom with 3 children and she can do this on the side to earn RM 10,000 a month……I must say I am extremely proud of her. So the next ones are coming up soon, all my darling stars. I am pushing them all to earn RM10,000 a month as a start and I have a mission to ensure all Single Moms who are committed and want to do this, gain financial freedom with this business. The ones who have too much PRIDE and EGO, well, not much I can do about that.

What can RM10,000 a month that you did not previously have do for you? What if the figure was RM100,000 a month? I’ll be earning that at the end of 2017. Are you SURE you do not want to be a part of my HAPPY TEAM???

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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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Home Made Toiletries Workshop

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A few weeks ago, I attended a Home Made Toiletries Workshop to learn how to make some scrumptious, good enough to eat, home made toiletries.

It was DIVINE!!!!!

For a few years now I have been reading up about how harmful supermarket shelf toiletries are and now that my work evolves around sick patients, all the more I am more conscious about what we use at home for our bodies because like it or not, whatever we apply to our skin gets absorbed into our blood stream little by little, trickle by trickle, and over time, CAN CAUSE CANCER.

TRUE STORY.

So I have now decided to organise another Home Made Toiletries Workshop this November in hope that once you have learnt how to do it, you can then start your own home experiments with your own toiletries and savour the experience of knowing that whatever you apply and wash yourselves with IS COMPLETELY SAFE.

No harmful chemicals. No preservatives. All natural.

If you are interested, do sign up and send me a text or an email – 012-2333840 or mamapumpkin at gmail dot com.

Date – Sunday, 22 November 2015 at 3pm

Venue – In a Function Room of a Residential Property around the Jalan Kuching Roundabout (near Kenny Hills)

What you will learn to make:
1. Homemade body wash
2. Homemade body moisturiser
3. Homemade body scrub

For a humble fee of RM100 per person, you will get to take these high quality organic yummies stored in glass bottles and Aluminium jars all home with you!!! We have to cover booking the venue, trainer fees and cost of materials. Do bring extra money with you if you would like to purchase your own home kits immediately so you can go home straight to start your own concoctions.

It will be a start towards your own homemade EVERYTHING journey. Once you start, you can’t stop. It is so fun to have a different smell every month in the exact consistency that you like, and the comfort in knowing that what you and your kids are using are completely SAFE.

Who can resist???

First come first serve. First 20 payments made will qualify.

I cannot wait to make a new batch with new smells!!!

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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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Deepavali Holiday

Wishing all my readers a very Happy Deepavali.

Kolkata: A girl makes a Rangoli ahead of Diwali in Kolkata, on Oct.21, 2014. (Photo: Kuntal Chakrabarty/IANS)

Kolkata: A girl makes a Rangoli ahead of Diwali in Kolkata, on Oct.21, 2014. (Photo: Kuntal Chakrabarty/IANS)

May the festival of lights shine your path towards all the good things you wish for!

My girls are on a 3 day Deepavali School Holiday. Shish!!! They have been counting the days till we leave for Australia and suddenly last Friday, the Principal wished T2 happy holidays and I was thinking that T2 had told her we were off to Australia but apparently not. She was just wishing her for the long weekend break. If only she knew these 2 monkeys were going to ‘ponteng’ school till 18 November. Whoops!

I am so pissed because I wrote a post just now about running a business and it also went Whoops! Fulat betul.

Such is life. You win some, you lose some.

The 3rd week in October saw me earning my largest weekly salary to date and I am well and truly chuffed. Finally, after a year, my hard work is materialising. It was a sweet RM10,000 in a week. A week!!!

I have stopped getting people to join my direct team for Izumio. This year marks my 2nd year in the business with November being my 3rd month of the 2nd year and it is all about building my team by helping them grow THEIR income. Already a handful of them are approaching the RM10,000 per month mark and a lot more are earning 4 figures monthly. As I move down my organisation chart, it is so, so gratifying to see my team grow in not only ending the real suffering of some people, increasing their health benchmarks and still earn a passive income at that. When you do not know about the Naturally Plus business, you assume it is just another business. Only those who get it, get it, and those who want it, will ask. Aren’t you glad you joined me those of you who did??? There is so much joy to be gained in this mission.

Of course it has not always been this rosy. I have patients who are still fighting for their lives and my prayers are always with them. But even with a little bit of improvement that these nutrients have offered in pro-longing their lives, I have done my best. Everyone deserves to benefit from these nutrients and it is my mission to make it accessible to as many people as possible with my salary. There are a few who are especially close to my heart and one is a little boy called Baby E who is fighting with leukaemia. You can follow his story on his Mom’s Facebook page. I have K the fighter, in hospital right now, fighting MRSA and several cancers, and M who has won the battle with breast cancer and still undergoing Kidney Dialysis. They always say that you get as good as you give, and these 3 have given me another life treasure that I will bring with me forever, just like the one from the Children of Myanmar. I am so freaking blessed.

To infinity and beyond. Shine your light always and it will reach the furthest, darkest hearts. A very Happy Deepavali indeed.

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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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Why ALL women need passive income

Why all women need passive income? Like Duh?

My Mother always told her fellow women friends (from her failed experiences of course) that they should always have a hidden nest of savings for that rainy day. What rainy day? Who knows and really, who cares? But have it anyway because you never know when you would need it and you would be so, so thankful should you need it one day that you have options. What could go wrong?

1. Husband Leaves

Like it or not, a man is a man is a man. No matter how good he is, or how darling he is, a man is a man is a man. And even he gives you the world, he is still a man. This means you will never know what the man does if opportunity presents itself so until the nail on the coffin is knocked in, a man is a man is a man. Period. What then is your back up plan if your man leaves you for something else and does not leave you any money? He could die, he could leave you for another woman, he could turn gay. It is possible. You know it is. What are you going to do for money? Even if your man has left you some money, sometimes things go wrong like insurance delays or divorce alimony struggles. Sometimes the money is stuck. Do you go begging friends and family members for money then to live? How do you downscale your lifestyle all of a sudden?

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2. Someone in the Family Falls Sick

This is a biggie. The amount of time and energy and money…..Oh. My. God. you have no idea what it is like for someone in the family to fall critically ill…..until it happens to you. Time and energy in caring for a sick patient is exhausting and even if you ere really rich, or if your medical bills were paid for by insurances, trust me, they run out and eventually, your life saving start running out too. I have been there. My life savings were completely wiped out last year and that is why it is so important for me to work hard to gain back some money. My mother’s medical bills over the years cost almost a million RM. 14 years of cancer. I am sure it was more but we are just calculating hospitalisation and medication for the years. The thing is, you never know when someone in the family will fall sick. NEVER. So many people have told me that they are healthy and then they fall sick. Like seriously sick. It freaks me out!!! Never say that!!! What do you do then if any one member in your family falls so sick that you need years of medical support and money to pay for it all? Beg for donations? Yes, that is one way. Isn’t it easier if you just had your own stash of passive income savings for this purpose?

3. Sudden Death

Unfortunately, accidents do happen and sometimes it could be the both of you! What happens to your children then??? Even if you have your will drawn up and appointed your brother to take care of your kids, they will still need money. Where are they going to get money from? Your death insurances assuming you have some but is it enough? Think about the years that your children need to go to school and eat and live till college and University. Will it be enough? Any little bit would help for sure.

4. Charity

I believe in charity. My Mom has been doing charity since I was a kid and when I was a teenager, I started myself due to school community service and it just carried on from there till I was visiting the hospitals in the UK whilst I was at University to spend time with the sick children, and then as a single adult and then as a Mom. It is a way of life. When you give, you get back ten fold. That is just the way how the Universe works. When you have insufficient funds, you cannot give. Just think about it. A person like me gets approached by so many requests every year. But I myself already support what I support and have to put the hand brakes on many. But if I made Rm10 million dollars, this would be different. I could spread out my reach much more. The same for you. Now, you may give RM1 to 20 different causes but if you worked towards passive income, this amount could grow to RM1 million per charity. You’d be changing lives with one blink.

5. Invest

We all need to invest our money in this crazy lousy economy. We need to think of creative ways to invest and grow our money or within the next 20 years, our money will mean nought and we will be back to ground zero and would have wasted all our hard work. For what??? And this is why, ladies, that it is SO IMPORTANT to start a passive income generator like my Izumio business so that by the time your kids are big, you can hand over the business to them for their continuations. OR you could use it for your retirement, or their wedding, or many, many holidays, or so many things because by then you would be a multi-millionaire. In Naturally Plus, everyone gets there. The only difference is whether you get there in 4 years or 10 years. I am planning to beat that record. Watch this space.

If you are indeed excited to join my Naturally Plus TEAM, give me a call at 012-2333840 and let us show you how you can start this AMAZING OPPORTUNITY UNLIKE ANY OTHER and steer your life towards the direction of happiness. My team will show you great health and great wealth and we know exactly how to do it. Team work is key and together as a team, my team and I have been performing little miracles. In others health, in our own wealth, in our own health, and others wealth. The circle of life. One can just not imagine the kind of things that we do. I am so, so incredibly proud of my team. To bigger and better things next year. Bless!

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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 an Izumio and Super Lutein Resource Centre on Facebook 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 do the Izumio business, a very viable business.

For more reading on her experience with Izumio and Super Lutein, please click on the following links:-

0. Izumio and Super Lutein – The Naturally Plus Business

1. Izumio and Super Lutein for CANCER

2. Izumio and Super Lutein for Eczema

3. Izumio and Super Lutein heals Diabetes

4. Izumio and Super Lutein heals a Slipped Disc

5. Izumio and Super Lutein for KIDS

6. Izumio and Super Lutein for a Happy Family

7. Izumio and Super Lutein for WOMEN

8. Izumio and Super Lutein for EYES

9. My personal recommendation on Izumi and Super Lutein

10. The Izumio Super Lutein Business

11. My success with the Izumio and Super Lutein Business

12. Izumio and Super Lutein Business Expansion

13. My Earnings for April 2015 from sharing the Availability of Izumio and Super Lutein

14. Izumio and Super Lutein for Glaucoma

15. Izumio and Super Lutein have NOTHING to do with Alkaline Water (now known as active Hydrogen water)

16. It is all about KIZUNA – the bonds of friendship

17. Finding A Job You LOVE

18. Best Income Opportunity in Malaysia (even higher than a Director of a profitable oil palm plantation and an ex-United Nations Ambassador who are both in this with us)

19. Izumio and Super Lutein for the LUNGS

20. Living A Happy Life

21. Prevention of Age-Related Macular Degeneration – AMD Eye Disease

22. Best Supplements for Children – Malaysia

23. Healing Prostate Cancer Naturally with Izumio and Super Lutein

24. Izumio and Super Lutein – A DOSAGE Guide

25. Izumio and Super Lutein for STROKE

26. Naturally Plus Business – Passive Income Generator

27. The OPPORTUNITY of a LIFETIME but better still, HEAL THE WORLD!!!

28. The Naturally Plus Global Business – the BEST business to start

Or do a SEARCH on this blog on the top right hand corner for IZUMIO and you should be able to find anything related to Izumio. Mamapumpkin talks about Izumio everyday. It is her life after her family.

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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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Hello, November!

 

 

Hello. Is it November already? By golly, it sure is. The month of my special Hubs. November is also the month I qualified for the World Leadership Invitation to the Sydney Opera House by Naturally Plus. Thank you. Thank you for giving me so much this year to lead a very rigorous, enjoyable, and dynamic life. Although the year isn’t up yet, I already feel like I have truly LIVED!!!!! And in the next 2 months, it will only get better with our year end holidays. I am so freaking blessed. Pinch me, please!!! My Mom is always at work -THANK YOU, MAMA!!! Thank you for showing me the way to the best people to work with and the best business partners.

Despite the glory, I have never allowed it to get to my head and my real friends will always be my truest supporters. They know me. Whether or not I am down in the dumps or high on Cloud 9, I am always true to myself. I may be harsh on certain parties but everyone only gets 2 chances with me. Fuck up and you’re out. Despite the bad reputation I may have, yes really, because unhappy people spread rumours yes? I am still just me. I have never changed. Interestingly, i have partnered up of late with another powerful lady in social media whom many also have issues with, but you know what? It is because people do not get their way with her. When people do not get their way, they get unhappy and start back stabbing. I am always open to discussion, public discussion in fact, so the majority can decide and see for themselves where I am coming from, but many people shy away from that. It is usually because they are guilty? Otherwise why wouldn’t you want to discuss this amicably? To all those of you who have a lot of negative to say about me, please continue while I move on with my life. It is inconsequential to me.  I do things for a reason and I have good reasons.

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November is the month that we go to Sydney as a family for the first time to smell the air of success. I am organising a toiletry making class sometime in November and before Sydney, we have an veteran spa happening. I am also busy preparing for a Women’s Convention for next year to include Talentcorp and Pemandu, and hoping to get some big wigs to speak. And this is all for you, my fellow women sisters. To lift you up to bigger and better things.

December, we are on holiday. January, I will start a new phase of my business. People who are jealous will say I am so money driven *smiles*. What is wrong with that? In fact, I encourage ALL women to get with the programme and START building your nest of passive income right NOW. Do not wait till your rainy day comes. Start investing now. Invest in yourself, invest in your future, and invest in your health most of all. Without health, you cannot even make the money. And to you who say money isn’t everything, I have enough, I do not need that much money; well, remember what I told you about your money blueprint? If you think like that, you will always be in that zone. Do not complain. Money isn’t everything, but it is a lot.

Am I right? Or am I right?

This month I saw some women spending better use of their time and I was truly touched. I am so happy for them that they have learnt. It makes me feel like I have done something useful. It doesn’t matter who stabs me or who hates me, what matters is that I have made a difference. A positive one. One may not see it now, but they may see it later. And if I have made that difference, I am truly happy. It’s so easy to make me happy!

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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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First time to Japan!

My first time in Japan finally happened! We were due to visit Japan some time ago but due to the radiation problem, we cancelled everything. Several years later, the Hubs is ok now to visit Japan but we are not here as a family this time round. I am here with Naturally Plus, the greatest company in the world!!! And that’s coming from someone who’s worked for several fabulous Multinationals except for local Hijjas Kasturi Associates when I first returned from London as a fresh intern.

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Japan is a really unique country. I LOVE IT!!! It has all the intelligence and technology of the modern world yet preserves the traditional Asian values and decorum. As a first timer, I have been mentally observing the little things that Japan does differently from many parts of the world and I am in awe. I could really live here.

Of course it helps that the company that I am traveling with (20 really great power women and 1 man, come on men!!!) is superb, and the tour company that Naturally Plus engaged called Apple have been fantastic too. Everything has been smooth sailing despite the long journey with such a large group at that. They even filled in our embarkation cards and you name it, everything was done and we were treated like VIPs. When you are with good company, time flies.

Some of the first things I noticed that tickled my interest are as follows:-

1. There are vending machines everywhere selling everything and anything

2. All toilets are clean with electronically warmed toilet seats AND many have an automatic supply of toilet paper rolls!!! When one toilet roll finishes, a new one drops down. So perfect!!!

3. Immigration on the day I arrived allowed MATSALLEHS to cut queue. What the hell? I reasoned that perhaps they were regular entries.

4. Water is clean in Japan. You can really drink from the taps and it is clean.

5. The girls are very polished. No matter where they are from, they are always neat and well dressed.

6. Every Japanese person has been friendly and polite. They are ever so polite. I love it.

7. Litter is absolutely non-existent. Everyone throws rubbish in the bin unlike samseng people in Malaysia.

8. One is not allowed to smoke anywhere freely unless there is an ashtray around.

9. What else? I am sure I will be able to think of more tomorrow.

It is Day 2 now and I have laughed so much yet not needed my ventolin at all from all that laughing. This is a real testament of the strength of my lungs because previously, if I had laughed that much, I would have required my inhalers. Another thing Izumio is amazing for (and I keep testing this over and over again and it ALWAYS works) is that Izumio stops my wheezing when I have a whiff of alcohol. Because of Izumio, I can drink. A little. I was never a hard core alcoholic – LOL. And if I palpitate, Izumio lowers my heart rate. Instantly. I really cannot imagine my life without it.

We had good flights with a quick stopover in Bangkok (as we chartered an entire plane) and landed in Nagoya. Our first night was spent in a lovely village called Guji Hachiman of which my best Japanese friend’s Dad is the Mayor of. Sorry but I just HAD to add that in because the water is so clean at the village and the people are so nice, and it must be due to all his hard work! I was well impressed! We visited a fake food making factory to see how they made those pretty Japanese food displays and another shrine village callled ??? where they had shrine houses with straw roofs, and then were let loose at the outlet malls where I bought myself a really cute Moschino bag and scarf. Good deal!!!

The food has been fantastic which is a bad thing and it doesn’t help that Naturally Plus feeds us non-stop. Damn it! I had not one but two, TWO Hershey chocolate sandwich ice-cream bars this evening in copying my boss. He had 2, maybe 3. We have been having traditional Japanese breakfasts, lunches and dinners. AWESOME!!! And the best part? I am not paying for it!!!

The hotels were not top of the range but they were clean and already very pricey. Like right where I am typing this, we are at the Okura Hotel in Nagoya that stands out at over 40 floors. The view is amazing from up here. We had a mildly alcoholic slumber party in my bedroom this evening and tomorrow, we visit the Super Lutein Factory! Yay!

For my many, many customers who are currently consuming this amazing super food, I will try to gain some insight into how Super Lutein is so powerful and as always I would like to thank you for your trust in me in delivering the greatest non-supplement in the world. I ha. e to be arrogant but every time someone tries to introduce a new health product to me, I’d be smiling in my heart because I know better. I know that so far no other product comes even close. Not when you know what kind of dosages to take and how to consume the product appropriately. And I keep wishing they would challenge me because I would be only too happy to oblige.

After the Factory, we will be off to another major shopping exercise in Shinjuku followed by the big day.

I am so pleased that I will be coming back to Japan in December. I cannot wait.

 

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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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Thick Face Black Heart

Believe it or not, my Mom bought me this book to read when I was barely 12 or 13 years old!!! Yet I learnt so much from it. At the mere age of 12, I was already dealing with tons of people who were jealous of me. I do not know why. Just like my Mom, tons of people were jealous of her. She, I can understand. She was beautiful, exotic, had a slim figure, had a kind heart, had a fun personality, she was truly the life of the party with a very down to Earth demeanour. And she was freaking smart!! Me? Because I had such a cool Mom! Yes, I remember all my friends saying that they wished they had my Mom because she was so cool. Everyone else had a strict parent.

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Due to their jealousy, the men who could not sleep with my Mom (many tried!) would say bad things about her. What else? But soon the rumours trickled down to my generation and one day, a kid (A KID!!! She must’ve been about 14???) told me to my face that my Mother was a prostitute. Can you imagine? I told my Mom about it and she did not fly into a rage. I guess she was used to it and you know what? I am now going through this same jealousy phase again. All over again. I had it as a kid and I am having it again now. It is so sad especially when it is from friends or what you thought were friends. Anyway, Mom taught me that many people will get jealous of you whenever you are successful or have more. It could be wealth, it could be the best man, it could be your luck in life, it could be anything. But the fact of the matter is, people who are dissatisfied with life WILL bear a grudge and grow those green jealousy horns. Sad but true. I have never been jealous of anyone. Ever. It must be something my Mom did right on top of the many things she did do right.

These two years have opened my eyes to see the truth in women. So many fakes, so many pretenders, so many ruthless women, so many hungry women, so many back stabbing women, so many unhappy women. Haiyoooooooo……what an embarrassment to the female race!!!!

Life is too short, princesses. Stop being so bitchy and just chill and relax. Don’t be so high and mighty and think you know everything. Just learn to love!!! Your bitchiness will come back to bite you one day. Trust me. God has eyes and ears even on His left testicle. It will come back to bite you. I am off to Tokyo in a few hours to visit the Super Lutein Factory and have some fun with my genuine girlfriends. I don’t disturb you, you don’t disturb me, OK?

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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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After School Snippets

Possibly the happiest time of my days are the daily moments that I see my little one after school descend the big school bus. She is always so happy and excited and I can tell that she’s had a fabulous day at school. Always!!! The most magical part for me is when she starts blabbering about her day as I find it so amusing, fascinating and super hilarious.

Today’s story was about drinking water. She asked me, “Mama, do you know how I can finish my water everyday? We always have a water race at break time. I will ask them to race and we will all finish our water and I am always first!” 

She is always very diligent with messages from the teachers and she would inform me what’s in her Homework Journal if there is a letter for me or if I have to pay for something. And then she goes, “Thank God Maths was my first lesson today because I don’t like Miss C. She is very strict and I just want to get Maths out of the way first thing in the morning.”

Then she asked me for the hundredth time when Uncle Ben was coming to KL. Was it 3 days or was it 4 days time? And when was I going to Japan? Was it 3 days or was it 4 days? And who was going to cook for them whilst I was away? Who was going to shower her? Bloody hell, she is old enough to shower herself! She then asked if their dog was coming…..because that was what she was really looking forward to. Hahahahaha.

She proceeded to tell me that she and her friends discussed their holidays today and that she had told everyone that I was off to Japan this week. Oh my. Did they need to know? I then asked if she had told them that she was going Sydney and Japan too? Negative but another friend had a Dad who was traveling to Singapore. These kids, they are so cute. My days just brighten up immensely listening to T2’s stories and her ideas and opinions on life and people.

After coming home, she wanted to make some bread so I allowed her to knead some dough AFTER she had washed her hands thoroughly. She refused to have her shower first and I was too tired to argue so went along to do my work instead whilst she beat the dough to death.

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15 minutes later though, she had brought me a dough heart. It was a much nicer heart than shown in the picture below but that just melted my heart because she made the heart so perfectly and brought it to me to say that it was made for me because she loved me and then it sort of went out of shape before I could snap a picture!

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After her shower, we went to pick T1 up. Unfortunately, they both dismiss at different times this year – a whole 2 hours apart. I find it so tiring driving out then back and then out again and then back again. I really wish I just had a driver but it is hard finding one who is willing to just do the school runs.

During our drive back, T2 told me that one of her friends had a very small car just like Kong-Kong and it had a boot in the front instead of the back. Her friend sits at the back seat and there is only one door, which is when T1 butted in to say that it was a Porsche. Hang on? Kong-Kong doesn’t have a Porsche??? “Yeah Mom, Kong-Kong has a Volkswagen which also has a boot in the front and an engine at the back. So she thinks it’s cool just like Kong-Kong’s car but it is actually a Porsche,” T1 explains.

Gosh. My girl knows what a Porsche is. What the hell.

Meeting T1 after school is my next happy time as I listen to another level of stories from a more mature young kid. Secondary student yo!!! T1 will talk about her subjects and her teachers and what happened at school that was interesting. She is such a sensible girl. When we got home, T1 got her turn to knead the bread and into the oven it went.

An English dinner it was last evening.

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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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Hyatt Regency Kuantan

Over Raya this year, we travelled to the Hyatt Regency Kuantan to have a small beach holiday to get away from the memory of losing my Mom. We were always with her during Raya and Christmas so from here on, every Raya and Christmas, we will go on holiday!!! Although having said that, I might just do an open house next year for Raya.

Before our journey to the Hyatt Regency Kuantan which was the best hotel in Kuantan that I could find, we visited Mom’s grave as it is what most Muslims do on Raya if I am not mistaken and then proceeded to our quick and easy drive there. The roads have improved so much since our last drive on the East Coast of Malaysia before the kids came along so if you do want a holiday on the East Coast, Kuantan is an option if you do not wish to drive all the way up to Terengganu or Kota Bharu.

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The Hotel room was OK, not what I would have expected for paying RM1,000 per night for. We had a Sea View Room but it turned out that my Sea View was blocked by the tall coconut trees so they should have rightfully called it a Sea View in the Background of Coconut Trees View.

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Hyatt Regency Kuantan, this is what my little one did the moment she entered the room. Most kids do this. Sometimes even the adults!!! So best to get great beds or you will be needing an upgrade again within the next 2 years.

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The next thing we did was of course to go hunt the hotel for some food!!! One does get hungry after a 3 hour drive!!! Because we had paid so much for the hotel room, we had access to the Club Lounge for free food. Not bad.

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Food at the Hyatt Regency Kuantan is not bad but they are way too pricey. It was Raya and I was dying to have some lemang and rendang but the buffet dinner was something ridiculous like RM99 each. All I wanted from the entire buffet was the lemang and the rendang but they wouldn’t oblige and there was no ala carte menu. I refused to pay RM99 x 4 just to satisfy my rendang and lemang cravings so we gave it a pass and drove out in search for rendang and lemang instead.

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I got out the trusty Kuantan map from the Hyatt Regency Kuantan and off we set for the treasure hunt of rendang and lemang but after a whole hour driving round and round Kuantan, there was none!!! ZERO!!!! Everyone had gone home to celebrate Raya already and nobody was selling any rendang and lemang!!! I was crushed!!!! We had no choice but to head back to the hotel and ordered some rendang…….craving satisfied. The Hubs was ever so obliging, love him to bits. From the urgency, you’d have thought I was pregnant.

To top off my craving for rendang and lemang, they had this gorgeous, gorgeous pandan sponge cake with some coconut shavings which was so damn good!!! I loved it so much I think I had about 10 slices. Yes, really. Have you seen my size lately?

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The next morning, I woke up with bug bites all over my neck and back. What the hell???????? They were so itchy and I was sure it was the bed!!!! Luckily we brought along some Izumio as we do on ALL our holidays now since Europe because they are such a blessing in any emergency, so Izumio calmed the itch for me and the next days thereafter I had no more new bites, thank God! It felt so creepy though knowing that the room wasn’t entirely super clean if you know what I mean. I hate dirty, musky hotel rooms and for RM1,000 per night, I really expected more. I could pay the same or less for the KL Hilton but just because the Hyatt Regency Kuantan knows that they are the only decent hotel out there, they’ve jacked up the prices. RM99 for a simple buffet dinner in Kuantan?

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The kids went all out in the sun on Day One and swam for about 8 hours I kid you not.

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I left them to their Dad who of course didn’t feel the urgency to regularly put sunblock for them both so within that very day, both kids were seriously toast. I mean, look at T1!!!!! She was RED like a lobster!!!! And the next day after, she started peeling very badly and was itching everywhere!!!! Thankfully again for Izumio because it helped soothe the pain and itch and I applied it regularly on her skin to heal faster. Izumio is great for burn victims.

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They were so into swimming that they were not interested in leaving the hotel at all for meals *cries* so we settled for paying hotel prices for every single meal whilst in Kuantan. Every day they had pizza for lunch. *yawn*

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The pool wasn’t too busy which was nice. The kids could swim back and forth without bumping or bothering anyone else.

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As for me, on Day One I actually went down to the pool to read my book but by the second day, I was at the spa and by the third day I was in the nice air-conditioned hotel room. Hahahahaha. Seriously, I am too old for the sun. Can’t afford more solar damage to my skin and hair anymore. Huhuhu.

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The spa experience was OK. I would rate the massage a 7 out of 10 but facilities were old.

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I just had to have the full works of course so a facial was in hand and by the time I got out of the spa, I was smelling like a cucumber dipped in almond oil. It felt good though but oh so expensive……..

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The kids had fun though and wished they could have stayed longer than 4 nights but unfortunately the Hubs had to go back to work so it’s back to the grind!!! We kept telling them, if Daddy doesn’t work, you cannot even come to such holidays!!! That usually shuts them up from all the moaning…..such lucky kids. On one of the days, we had a friend come visit us at the hotel to play so the girls had even more fun at the beach.

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So if you’re planning to visit the East Coast of Kuantan, do give the Hyatt Regency Kuantan a go AFTER they have completed their renovations next September though by Malaysian standard, construction timetables are usually delayed so please check first before you head off. I am very sure it will be superb after the renovation or they would get a super bad ass review from me next!

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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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Traveling to Tokyo – how to plan

I have spent exactly 3 days planning for Tokyo, can you believe it? Does it take that long to plan a 2 week holiday? Shish! It’s a good thing I was taking a 2 week break from Izumio from Doctor’s orders so I leisurely did this instead but this got me very stressed too!!! Because although we are booking more than 3 months in advance, unfortunately we are going during the peak period in Japan so all hotels are fully booked. I kid you not. For Niseko, and I still haven’t learnt my lesson from paying exorbitant prices for Switzerland due to late bookings, I am again paying higher than necessary prices because all the regular accommodation has been fully booked and all that’s left behind are the suites and chalets for the rich and famous. *cries*

The Hubs is not happy.

We have already booked our flights to Tokyo and even then I didn’t get the best prices. Damn, I’m going to have to work damn hard next year to make back all this income back that we will be spending on holiday. But I pacify the Hubs by showing him that just one month of income covers the holiday so chill, darling, chill.

For flights, I checked out Malaysia Airlines (loyal patriotic customer), Air Asia, Japan Airlines, ANA, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific and Thai Airways. That is how anal I am when making a decision. I research everything to death. Bad habit. Good habit too. I checked all the flight times and connecting flights. I checked all the inclusions and exclusions. And I checked promo fairs and reviews on those legs.

At least I am informed. Just like Izumio and Super Lutein, I researched it for a year before I bought my first package. For the Niseko accommodation, I got a Japanese agent to give me some proposals. Errr…..she had one. Last accommodation in all of Niseko. I tried other agents. They all reverted with the same thing. I got it booked with a downpayment and kept searching. The other agents came back to say the one they proposed was already booked. Niseko is now officially full. Great. I hope the resort if big enough so that everyone gets to disperse into their individual zones as I don’t like being with people. Having said that, there wasn’t that many accommodation choices to begin with. Maybe less than a hundred in that whole town? Kind of like Zermatt…..

So if you want to plan to go to Tokyo during the peak period, my first advice would be to BOOK EARLY!!!! And that means more than 120 days in advance!!!! I. AM. NOT. KIDDING.

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Particularly for Tokyo, you cannot just assume that you can book online and call it a day because if you suddenly bring 2 kids and have not booked for the 2 kids, they would force you to take another room. Pay very close attention. Kids above the age of 6 are considered as adult already and only kids 6 and below are allowed to stay rent free in the hotels in Tokyo. Because of this problem, it was very difficult booking a hotel in Tokyo and what more, the Hubs has his Royal Bum and needed 5 star. But at this last minute and since it is peak period, 5 star for a week in Tokyo would have cost RM25,000. We were not prepared to pay that much for 6 days!

So the hunt began, me scouting through all the online booking websites such as Expedia, Booking, Agoda, JapanICAN, Hotelsdotcom,  because you know, they all have different deals going and if one says a room is available, another may say it isn’t and so on, I found nothing. I even started learning up the various areas in Tokyo and now even know it by heart! So finally, after asking a million people and trying to book everything that we thought was what suited our requirements, I finally picked up the phone to fucking CALL TOKYO. And it is only then, that I managed to book a room that could accommodate the 4 of us for much cheaper.

I realise now what big business the travel industry is!!!!!!! Fuck. I should be in it!!!

Traveling to Tokyo is exciting for us because we are all doing our bit to research the things that we want to do there and I get the advantage of doing a quick REKI whilst I am there next week.

Traveling to Tokyo – How to Plan

1. Decide how many days/weeks you want to travel for

2. Decide which parts of Tokyo you would like to visit and why

3. Decide what you want to do in Tokyo and map out those locations

4. Source for a HOTEL or other Accommodation based on where you will most likely spend most of your time in Tokyo

5. Book your flights to Tokyo based on your HOTEL vicinity so you can decide which airport to fly into

6. Book your HOTEL or Apartment

7. Start planning your days with what you plan to cover

8. What are the MUST DO and MUST SEE things in Tokyo? Are they really going to rock your boat?

9. Book online tickets accordingly for wherever you want to go (don’t make the mistake of thinking you could get tickets when you get there because you may not be able to!)

10. Research transportation options and map down directions from airport to hotel and vice versa (even if you were planning to take a taxi) – get prices, mechanics, find out if you need photos for travel cards, etc.

11. Read. Read. Read. A holiday becomes that much richer when you go prepared with the story of the why’s and the how’s.

12. RELAX and ENJOY YOUR HOLIDAY IN TOKYO!!!!!

 

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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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The First Child

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This, ladies and gentlemen, is my first child.

Can you see that invisible halo above her head? Not only does she have an invisible halo, she has the ability to grow devil’s horns every now and again too when she’s rubbed the wrong way often enough by her younger sister.

Oh, yeah….she can be a total bitch too being pre-pubescent and all.

But you know what? She is my first child, the thing that made me the happiest woman on this planet when I first met her. I just fell so, so, SO MUCH in love with her. Much more than I ever loved the Hubs. Hahaha. He only gets half credit for making such a beautiful child.

My 1st child, she has evolved into a beautiful swan, a pretty butterfly, and is still evolving. From the hairiest and noisiest little baby in the Pantai Hospital Delivery Ward, she was a feisty baby who would cry and scream up to 3 hours when Mama went out for a girl’s night out. I was a full time STAY-AT-HOME-MOM, what did you expect? One goes crazy, OK??? Just imagine, all day everyday with a toddler for company. No adult conversation at all. As much as I loved her and brought her everywhere and did everything, I needed some me time. Heck, I even cooked every single baby meal just for her. No helpers whatsoever and still I had to iron the clothes, clean the floors, clean the mess she would make every single day. She was fond of feeding herself and putting pasta sauce all over her face, hair, armpits…..oh, yeah. If you search back this blog in the mid millenniums, you will see just what adventures me and my T1 got up to on a daily basis.

She was a bright little star speaking very early on. By the age of 14 months, she had a vast vocabulary of more than 150 words. She crawled early too at 6 months and sat at 6 months, but she crawled for ages! They say the more time you spend crawling, the smarter you are due to all that brain mobility exercise but I don’t know if I believe it. T2 didn’t crawl for very long but I still think she’s very bright.

T1, she was the attention grabber, the super star, with all her friends, at school, with family. She LOVED attention. She was confident, boisterous, playful, loud, BOSSY, and self-centred. Oh, yes. She got so much attention from everyone that she thought the entire world revolved around her. Sorry to burst your bubble little missy, but it doesn’t as she has since discovered since T2 was born.

She got extremely jealous. Suddenly she was no longer the little starlet. But she was lucky because she had her Nana and her Uncle Ben who still adored her to no end and whilst Mama and Dada took care of T2 who had so many problems as a baby, T1 was still a happy child. And whilst we were all too busy taking care of T2, T1 suddenly blossomed into that softer spoken, gentler child. A pre-pubescent young lady. She has a maturity beyond her years and is extremely kind and helpful towards people, so much so that I am sure that she is my Mother reincarnated.

T1 is a sensitive old soul who touches my heart in every way ever single day. Forced to grow up way too fast last year due to my illness, she did it graciously, cooking dinner when she had to, taking care of her sister when she had to, even now when she knows I am in a mood, she is switched on enough to keep T2 away from me without me having to give her a signal or before waiting for me to blow my top. Little girls can be rather annoying, yes. They do overwhelm me sometimes. Mine does anyway! So T1 is a true blessing…..she just knows when to press my buttons and she always gets them right. When I am not well, she would automatically massage my fore head (if I have sinus problems) or massage my back (if I am feeling stiff). You know, old age….she will bring me anything that I want and do anything that I ask. She is just AMAZING!!! I love her to no end!!!

And if you think she is a pushover because she does everything for me, you are so wrong, because this girl knows how to tell me off in a nice way. She doesn’t tell me off but she reminds me when I am about to gorge myself with a  huge piece of chocolate cake that it may not be the best decision; or when I walk into an Hermes store, she would remind me that my fads don’t last. Huhuhu. And I always tell her she’s so boring but it truly is no water off her back. She is as self-assured as she is independent and knows what to say to make me crack up till my sides ache. Oh, can you just tell how much I love this girl??? She is my best friend truly!!! When I have a problem, she sensibly gives me a solution. When I am sad, she comforts me with her gentleness and logic. When I am crazy, she calms me down. How blessed I am to have such a daughter so thank you God. I will always appreciate her and love her till eternity, my Golden child.

The reason I decided to write about my first child is she has just turned 11 a week ago and I just cannot believe how beautifully she is growing up. Can you imagine she is in Secondary School? She is also growing so tall and has begun to blossom in her curves yet she watches what she eats (very disciplined about eating healthy food, yes!) and very sensible when it comes to sleep and her work. What can I say that is bad about her? She cleverly bullies her sister whenever we are not watching. Hah! She isn’t THAT good!!! But we still adore her nevertheless and know that T2 can get annoying. Heh.

 

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!!!!

 

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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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Organising Japan – Arghhhh!!!!!

It’s funny that I am off to Japan in less than 2 weeks yet need to finalise all our Christmas bookings for Japan right now. Due to my last minute handling (GOSH! AS ALWAYS!!!!), we are now stuck with more expensive accommodation and more expensive flights. Such a bummer. But I am sure it will all be worth it. We work hard and we play hard.

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We have booked MAS again in support of our national carrier. I missed the ANA promo that my dearest Japanese friend just told me about and SQ and CPA are just too inconvenient not to mention more expensive. It costs RM15,000 to fly to Tokyo, can you believe it? We only paid RM12,000 thereabouts when we flew to Europe last year. WTF. And then on top of that, we need to book a connecting flight to Niseko. And due to the extra costs in flights, the Hubs made the decision to extend our stay and pay more in hotels instead. We have our chalets booked in Niseko but I still have to find our hotel for a week in Tokyo. Arghhhh!!!!! I wish someone could just tell me and I will just book it. So much hard work from never having gone to Japan. Yes, I have never been to Japan!!! And I am going twice this year.

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I need to find myself a nice outfit for Japan to go up on stage to receive an award. What shall I wear? What shall I wear? What shall I wear? I am so nervous that I would most likely puke on stage or faint just like Michelle Mone, my idol. But you have to do everything at least once, right? Maybe some drugs or alcohol before going on stage might help calm stage nerves.

I wish I could just run out and buy myself a pair of Louboutins and a new Chanel bag but the Hubs says we have to save my income or what is the point of working? Sigh – so boring!!! He is looking to retire soon and needs my help. People cannot believe that we could really retire in 2 years time but if all goes to plan in my business, we can!!! I cannot wait.

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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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Best Supplements for Children – Malaysia

I have actually never thought of giving my children any form of supplements prior to the discovery of Izumio and Super Lutein but since then, I have worked hard to research the best supplements for children available in Malaysia, and have concluded that I have indeed made the right choice in Izumio and Super Lutein for my children. Why? Simply because they are not like ANY of the kiddie supplements you see on pharma shelves but are purely nutrition in the true sense of the word.

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Why most kiddie supplements are bad:
Kiddie supplements are usually laden with SUGAR to entice the children (a BAD start) but worse than that, not only do they contain fillers and additives more often than not, they are usually made from artificially produced vitamins. We want our children to eat real vitamins, those that come from the food source, not those that are made in a lab!

Why Hydrogen and Fruit and Vegetable Carotenoids are the safest, preferred choice if you require nutrient supplementation:

Izumio is water loaded with a very high content of Hydrogen, a proven antioxidant that helps with the cleansing of free radicals from the body. Hydrogen has been effective with brain and neuron related defects as well as many other diseases including diabetes, high blood pressure, clogged arteries, pain, Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s, mitochondrial disease, rheumatoid arthritis, etc and the reason it is so effective is because it being the smallest molecule in the Universe, is able to penetrate cell mitochondria and DNA to heal – something conventional drugs cannot do as effectively.

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Super Lutein is pure and natural carotenoids still in it’s liquid form from colourful fruit and vegetables WITHOUT any fillers or additives or binding agents. Why would you want supplements without fillers and additives as opposed to practically every other kiddie supplement out there? Because fillers and additives add load to the child’s kidneys and livers, same for adults too, so just imagine a child. Wherever possible, fresh quality food as much as possible, but more often than not, this is not always practical.

Each portion of 3 capsules is equivalent to 4 portions of fruit and 5 portions of vegetables in 6 colours/types of the carotenoids being alpha and beta carotene, lycopene, crocetin, lutein and zeaxanthin. Not only are these carotenoids brilliant for the brains as they are naturally occurring in the brain even more so than DHA, but they are extraordinarily fabulous for the eyes (what with all kid’s gadget times these days), and provide a super immunity booster to the child’s immune system. Of course, children need to get sick and of course, they do get sick, but with sufficient nutrients, they get sick less and their recovery time is much quicker. Done and tested. Think of every child disease there is from the common cold to leukaemia to chicken pox to dengue. Children who take Izumio and Super Lutein are much more resilient to catching diseases and visibly stronger than those who don’t, even if they eat consistently healthy and have no other known problems, making Izumio and Super Lutein the best supplements for children in Malaysia.

Just think, all those famous brands that even celebrities promote on the shelves of your local pharmacist, they are synthetically produced Vitamin C. Like hello? Why in the world would you feed your kid that? Ok-OK, I shan’t be arrogant but seriously, you are adding unnecessary toxic substances to a little body and over time, they will have impact. The damage versus the perceived goodness is not worth it. If you were to compare bang for buck, you are wasting your money. In Super Lutein, the Vitamin C comes from organic Blackcurrants, just the pigments which is essentially the carotenoids. In plants, these pigmentstaion is what protects plants from diseases. Do your research.

Personally, I have never been happier about my kids state of health ever since they started on Izumio and Super Lutein because even when more than half the classroom is down with something, they come out of it without scars. Not even a sniffle whilst the rest are being hospitalised and vomiting with fever. It is a true blessing in every family!!!

Why do Kids get Sick?

We have fussy kids who refuse vegetables or don’t eat enough. We have kids who are born with naturally low immunities which we need to reinforce. Babies who are injected with lung enhancement jabs or premature babies are at risk of having low immunities. Also those who are not born gently who may have their spines slightly out of alignment. If your kid is frequently sick, you MUST pay attention to his diet. He is not getting enough nutrients of some sort and there may be a defect in the body, for example, he is not absorbing the nutrients that is added into his body for whatever reason.

All bodies can be healed. All bodies can be self-healed. Even little bodies. I know a few Moms who have gone through tireless years of trying to heal their children from various conditions and have succeeded. So you see, it is possible if you are willing to walk the long ten mile. Most people give up but seriously, if your child is always catching the common cold, try Izumio and Super Lutein. Allow these amazing nutrients to heal your child’s body slowly but surely………..with the absolute best supplements for children in Malaysia.

More on Izumio and Super Lutein and Children can be found HERE and HERE.

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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 an Izumio and Super Lutein Resource Centre on Facebook 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 do the Izumio business, a very viable business.

For more reading on her experience with Izumio and Super Lutein, please click on the following links:-

21. Izumio and Super Lutein – The Naturally Plus Business

1. Izumio and Super Lutein for CANCER

2. Izumio and Super Lutein for Eczema

3. Izumio and Super Lutein heals Diabetes

4. Izumio and Super Lutein heals a Slipped Disc

5. Izumio and Super Lutein for KIDS

6. Izumio and Super Lutein for a Happy Family

7. Izumio and Super Lutein for WOMEN

8. Izumio and Super Lutein for EYES

9. My personal recommendation on Izumi and Super Lutein

10. The Izumio Super Lutein Business

11. My success with the Izumio and Super Lutein Business

12. Izumio and Super Lutein Business Expansion

13. My Earnings for April 2015 from sharing the Availability of Izumio and Super Lutein

14. Izumio and Super Lutein for Glaucoma

15. Izumio and Super Lutein have NOTHING to do with Alkaline Water (now known as active Hydrogen water)

16. It is all about KIZUNA – the bonds of friendship

17. Finding A Job You LOVE

18. Best Income Opportunity in Malaysia (even higher than a Director of a profitable oil palm plantation and an ex-United Nations Ambassador who are both in this with us)

19. Izumio and Super Lutein for the LUNGS

20. Living A Happy Life

21. Prevention of Age-Related Macular Degeneration – AMD Eye Disease

Or do a SEARCH on this blog on the top right hand corner for IZUMIO and you should be able to find anything related to Izumio. Mamapumpkin talks about Izumio everyday. It is her life after her family.

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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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Preventing Kids from Falling off their beds

Preventing kids from falling off their beds is something you really should look into if you loved your kids. Like yeah!!!

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My 2 girls, they share a bedroom because that is all we have in our humble home – 2 bedrooms. And even if we had a mansion, I would insist that they shared a room. Why? Because I want them to bond. Because I want them to share. I want them to learn about give and take, compromise, taking turns, keeping secrets, respecting each other’s privacy. All this can be learned by sharing a room with another. I want them to have night chats before bed. I want them to be sisters forever, best friends forever. Despite the big age gap.

T1 was a bad sleeper. She always wanted Mama. At the age of 6 month, we managed to get her to sleep in her own cot but she always wanted my hand to sleep and for the next fucking 5 years, she needed my hand to go to sleep. Like the fuckkkkkk!!!!?!???? Now you know why they invented those fake hands for babies!!! Anyway, we loved her so much that we obliged with the hand every single night. That’s 365 x 5 days of her life with my hand. And when she turned 5 (which was when T2 was born), we told her no more hand.

She cried for 2 nights and then realised we were serious about not giving her the hand. Thereafter she would kiss us good night and go off to bed by herself. The Hubs and I, we had exactly the same thoughts on Day 3….why the FUCK did we not do this way earlier???

T2 on the other hand, she wanted the breast! Damn!!! I stopped breastfeeding her when she was 2+ and she was sooooooo sad. My God. She was so sad that I became so sad. But no means no and I persisted. Yet without the breast, she wanted to hold Mama. She was so afraid that I’d run away so she would hold any part of me to sleep. This continued for a further 5 years whereby we threatened that if her sister could self sleep at the age of 5, so could she. Well, she has just turned 6 and is finally an independent sleeper.

The funny thing though is that if we hadn’t thought about preventing kids from falling off their beds, T2 would have had a deformed head by now because she is such a wild sleeper and has fallen off her bed several times!!! We used to have those bed rails but she insisted she didn’t need it and refused to have it so we lined the entire floor with cushions instead and my goodness, the girl actually rolls of her bed and falls 2 feet down without waking up. We get a shock every time we enter their bedroom to find her lying on the floor. The Hubs would pick her up and place her gently back onto her bed.

The next morning we would tell her and she wouldn’t remember a thing! We show her the pics that we take of her as evidence that she was sleeping on the floor and she finds it HILARIOUS!!! Oh, my crazy T2 girl……

There are many ways preventing kids from falling off their beds such as:-

1. Install a bed rail

2. Line the floor with cushions like us

3. Make them sleep in a custom made large cot

4. Give them a larger bed and line the perimeter with pillows

5. Hire the fairies to snap them up as they fall

Preventing kids from falling off their beds is a wise move, peeps. Not unless you want a different shaped head for your kid. I know how some kids have weird shaped heads but you know, you should really love your kid just the way they are. All kids are perfect.

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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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I hate Hospitals!

I hate hospitals! Argh! I really do! I have hated them since I was a kid as I have spent a LOT of time in them. If I had a choice, I would eliminate hospitals from my life altogether but unfortunately I have this heart defect that requires regular visits to them. Shish. I spent THIRTY hours at hospitals this week alone of my precious days and I lugged both kids everywhere within. I was scheduled to visit my cancer patient at the hospital too but didn’t make it because I didn’t realise I needed so many hospital visits myself and also her hospital didn’t allow young children and I had no babysitter. I will go next week when the kids are back at school.

Being so busy in and out of hospital, I have not lifted a finger to work at all this week, I have not cooked nor done any laundry or cleaned the home AT ALL. It has been an extremely busy week and people actually ask me, “Busy doing what?”

Errrr…….???

Almost 20 years ago, I was asked this same question when I did not respond to a friend’s SMS from morning till night as I was too busy at work to the point I forgot to eat and when it was 7pm, I realised SHIT, I hadn’t even had breakfast!!! Nobody understands. Unless you were in a position of the same (Country Manager of Regus then), you would just not understand. Just imagine if you had 10 projects and each one had deadlines and for each project, you were responsible for the outcome and that could mean losing 10 million dollars for your stake holders, or it could mean some Myanmar children not eating for a week, or it could mean your patient dying on you because you did not get Izumio to him on time. These are important things to me and as long as I know that my family and friends are OK, I will get them done as promised. 20 years ago, it meant getting an entire office ready for new clients to move in, dealing with 200 emails per day and a non-stop ringing phone. My busy-ness hasn’t changed much from my Regus days and now.

People get mad at me because I no longer have time for them in my life. And they blame it on bloody MLM. MLM has changed me. Actually, I have not changed one bit. Ask my school friends. I still see them and I am still the very busy person as always. Just because I no longer do what THEY want me to do, I am suddenly on their blacklist. My REAL friends know I am busy and they ACCEPT me the way I am. If any of them were dying, or if their hearts were crying, they would know how to call me and say, I need you. And they would also know that I would drop everything to  be with them. I’ve done it many times!!! But if you just want to talk cock, forgive me but I have more important things to do. Without sounding arrogant, please find other people to talk cock with. Which is why I hardly see anyone! I don’t have the time!!! This is not about me being on my high horse. This is just me being plain and brutally honest. If you are not happy with me, cut me out of your life. Let’s make this simple. And by the way, I am not doing MLM but you are entitled to think whatever you want.

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Understand that every woman goes through phases in their lives. Some go through a shopping phase, some go through a want to get popular phase, some go through a spiritual phase, some go through a I hate my husband phase, some go through a desperation phase, some go through a social climbing phase, some go through a lonely phase, some go through a want to make money phase, some have a purpose, some just get through day to day, and some just feel sorry for themselves forever. Whatever phase it is you are going through, find like minded people to go through your journey with you. Only good friends can withstand the test of time where the individuals go through different phases with each other throughout the years and still have each others back. I am currently going through a healing phase. If anyone, ANYONE cannot deal with that, please let me show you the door. I don’t have time for anyone right now. If you were a true friend, you would understand. Period. Instead I have people writing from the UK to send me love because they had heard……THOSE are the people I need. I have people offering their time to teach me how to cook healthy. Another keeper.

When my friend had cancer, she cut a large, LARGE portion of people OUT of her life because they were all just noise. When you have such a life changing event to deal with, you cannot afford any noise, you cannot afford any stress. And unfortunately, people bring on stress. I completely respected her for doing so and she is doing well now, eating healthy having moved away from the city to live a cleaner and healthier lifestyle. Whenever I am down, almost never, I would knock on her door. And she would graciously open it for me to give me a hug and put the crazy women groups back into perspective. I am so blessed to have lived with this Homeschooling woman.

Some people are crazy and I totally understand from her perspective why she didn’t even bother to fight with those crazy women who just wanted to pick fights with her all the time. If you are so reactive, you must have issues and usually it is about the mother or an ex. Once people have resolved their issues, they become non-reactive and calm. All these crazy women…..sigh. I just let them be. They will understand when they are older and gain more experience in life. I can see them all rolling their eyes as they read this but it’s true. Find the inner peace within your soul and people will no longer irk you.

I have a bad habit of drifting off topic, did I tell you? And you know, since I remember, the person who is having an issue with me did not once ask why I was at the hospital and if I was OK. BFF much? Others have dropped similar chicks off their list because it is too tiring dealing with high maintenance people where it is only their way and their views. Tis’ a shame because I actually liked her and I’m so jealous that she is friends with everyone but not me. Please, if you knew me since I was 12, you’d know that it is not in my DNA to be jealous of anyone.

Back to Hospitals. Wow. My kids can show you where everything is at the 2 hospitals I frequent already! Pantai Hospital has renovated well and there is a whole new consultant’s wing with a food court that has Boost Juice, a Sushi Bar, a Bakery, Mexican food, Malay food and I cannot remember what else. Papa Rich has moved into the old Starbucks area and Starbucks has a HUGE space at the new wing just opposite Borders. Not bad. I haven’t explored IJN as extensively but I don’t think they have as many goodies.

This here, ladies and gentlemen, is a Nasi Kawan. Hmm. To me that means Friendship Rice. I ordered it just to see what the heck it was and it turned out to be one deep friend chicken drumstick and plain white rice with a bowl of potato curry on the side. The fuck???!!!! OK whatever.

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Because the chicken was so skinny, I asked T1 to go get me another single drumstick and this is what I got for RM4 freaking dollars. Can you just see how much MEAT there is in that chicken? They charged RM4 for 4 bites of chicken!!!

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My kids, they make me go bankrupt. Every day we were at hospital, they wanted Boost Juice. Every trip to Boost Juice cost me about RM40 or more. On the 3rd day, they actually delivered it to our table and the lady complimented T2 for ordering a totally GREEN JUICE. She couldn’t believe that a kid would drink a vegetable juice. Well done, T2.

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I will be seeing hospitals for another 2-3 weeks and I am praying to God that all will be OK so I can make it to Nagoya with my team in good form!!! Please pray for me because I really, REALLY want to go crazy in Japan with my AMAZING team of girlfriends!!! We have had so much fun building our businesses and this will be their first time going on an Izumio trip, more than 20 of us, can you believe it??? And the best part? Our big boss is giving us shopping money to shop in Japan!!! Not just a few hundred Ringgit OK? He’s giving us each much more. Yay!!! We have the most generous boss ever.

I guess I should really start thinking about packing, huh??? It’s only 2 weeks away and the kids start school in 2 days and I will be shit busy being their chef, driver and tutor all over again. I also have a pile of registrations that have not been done, a backlog from my hospital week. Busy!!!!! But a good busy. No complaints at all. I LOVE my life.

Oh, I forgot to mention, since I am a strong women’s advocate, I have ensured that ALL my Doctors are women. Not bad huh? And to all the crazy women in the world, please forgive me. It has never been a problem for me. It is only me that has been the problem for you. I have no grudges against anyone and I welcome positivity and love into my life.

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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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We are not Machines…..

It’s funny how I run my life as though it is a machine that never stops and that is what contributes to a big part of my success but at what expense? We are not machines and I have to keep drilling it into myself to slow down. It is so hard because I have been conditioned to do what I know best. I’m always running, doing 10 different projects at the same time and getting it all done to pat. I was like that when I met the Hubs and he taught me a little about slowing down and just doing nothing but it doesn’t last. My DNA gets restless and before you know it, I am running again. It’s called the Type A personality.

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I also don’t do this purposefully or because I want the attention of being a Supermom or a Superstar. I don’t. Believe me, I don’t. But it seems to be inborn that I need to zip around and do things fast as I have so much to do in this short lifetime. My Dad said to me the other day, “Don’t go so fast and worry about making money. If you cannot afford to send the kids to the UK, so what? Just send them to a local University.”

I am completely fine with that and I do not even do this for money. It shows how much my Dad knows me, huh? Even when I was a Stay-At-Home-Mom, I had to keep myself busy by volunteering as a committee member for the IBU Family and Resource group and organise activities for T1 and have tons of play date and volunteer for all sorts of other charity projects. NONE of it made me any money yet I was still busy. It was always go-go-go.

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But you see, living life on the edge like that has a price. And for me, it is my health. I NEED to slow down. I am actually at risk for a stroke after experiencing TIA (Transient Ischemic Attack) and am mildly diabetic. I have a double heart valve leak that is probably degenerating at a rate faster than ever with my pace and I would probably have been dead if Izumio and Super Lutein never entered my life. If not dead, then certainly on loads of medication my Doctor said, such as Statins.

Someone needs to stand in front of me with a whip. And it needs to be someone SO SCARY that I will obey. The Hubs hasn’t been able to do it. I think I am only scared of one person, my Mom!!! Ahahahahaha. And she is no longer here to whip me. Sigh. I miss you, Mom. You were able to stop me in my tracks. I guess the next persons I could depend on are perhaps the kids. Maybe they could play on my guilt enough to slow me down.

So OK. Tomorrow I am scheduled for a brain MRI that’s going to cost a few freaking THOUSAND DOLLARS!!!! Fuck me!!! I’ve already spent about RM2,000 these last few days at the hospital. You see how not worth it it is to be sick????? Better get myself sorted before I destroy this body of mine. I am completely overworked. The Doctor has ordered me not to carry anything anymore and I am under strict orders to TAKE. IT. EASY. Heh.

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So you might ask, how come I am taking Izumio and I am still sick? Actually, I was already sick way before I started Izumio. And if I hadn’t had Izumio, I think I would have been dead. But Izumio has kept me alive and forcing me to take a serious look at my working lifestyle. I can no longer run. I need to slow down. Just as well because I am earning enough now to take a back seat and orchestrate the team’s progress. I will make them earn more and more with my free time now that I no longer have to build my own money pot.

It’s funny how life throws you lemons and flowers and chocolate and then bricks! I am loving ALL of it. I LOVE IT!!! Life has never been so exciting!!! As always, I am transferring some of these amazing blessings to the sick and the less fortunate and my prayers are always with the regulars. Thank you, God. Thank you, Mom. Thank you, all the people who have your good thoughts with me. I do know who you are. Thank you.

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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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Having Your Own Money

Having your own money is extremely important, something my late Mom always stressed to me, her only daughter. And this is because she had suffered all her life in a position of a dog almost who had to beg her husbands for money. It really is no fun when you have to beg for money. And because she had so little money from her husbands, she had to borrow money from the bank for her illness of which we had to pay off after she passed and it completely wiped out my entire life savings.

Thankfully, when I was a SAHM, I didn’t have to beg for money and the Hubs was just as generous with me still buying me my annual handbags and giving me Chinese New Year ang pows et al. I knew I chose right, not for his money but for the good man that he is. And having said that, a man is a man is a man, so not until the nail on the coffin is hit, are you assured that your man will never stray. Another thing I learnt from some old aunties, hahahaha. Very wise, I think.

Having your own money is important because:-

1. You have a rainy day fund for when something goes wrong. Believe me, anything can go wrong. ANYTHING. Things could go awry in the marriage (God forbid) and your man could leave or want you to leave. You could contract an illness that will cost a lot of money. Your kids could have an accident. ANYTHING can happen to ANYONE. Trust me, because several of my customers who initially refused to buy Izumio and Super Lutein are now paying the price of medical assistance having their arms twisted in knots on top of paying for Izumio and Super Lutein. I feel so bad for them and pray for their families to heal.

2. Education fund. Education is expensive. Of course, you could decide to send your kids to a local University, but ideally, an international experience would give them a broader perspective. And if you could help the family income a little, why not? Although make sure you have your own stash first before you do for you never know when you would need it. I am all for an international education.

3. Charity – having your own money means having the freedom to give. Nuff said. For every RM10,000 I give to charity, I spend 10% on myself. It should really be the other way around but it is what it is. I’m changing that!!!

4. You can spend freely as you please (although in my case, the Hubs counts every penny I earn and questions!!!)

That hasn’t stopped him from blessing me these though…….bless him.

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One of my favourite bags of all time though my complaint with it is that it doesn’t have an outside pocket for the handphone!!!

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Strangely, the Hubs likes this GST on me the most. Don’t know why. I complained that it was open but he says “….but it has a zip inside the middle for the wallet!” Wah, even he knows about Chanel bags these days!

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This is a classic. Period.

So since the Hubs likes me carrying the GST, I was thinking of getting it in a few other colours. He STILL does not like my Balenciaga!!! And I wanted to get more Balenciagas!!! *sulk* I will of course just that it’s much more fun when he likes it too because he is more willing to open his wallet for it.

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Here’s another Jypsiere I would like to get. I love the colour. And I would like a beige and a pink GST and a yellow and a teal blue Balenciaga, and a silver flap bag and a few more Chanels, please. Thank you. Birkin? Can also…..

Now what do I do with the other 3 dozen bags that I have in my wardrobe? Fendi, Ferragamo, Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga, YSL, Ralph Laurent, Bally, Tory Birch, Coach, Christian Dior, Tods, etc. Oh my. I wish someone would just help me sell them. I would gladly give the proceeds to the Children of Myanmar.

There is nothing like being old and destitute with no money and if you are dependent on a source of income that suddenly goes flat, you will be in deep shit. Why be in that deep shit when you can prevent it from happening? Assuming you are a SAHM and only get a fixed salary from your husband every month, you must STILL take a portion out of that sum and keep it in a rainy day account. Even if it is RM20 a month, DO IT!!!!!!! He does not have to know. In fact, you’d be doing him a favour when in 30 years time, you show him your secret pot of gold.

At worst case, if you ever NOT need the money, you can go get yourself a new handbag. I do have my priorities down to pat.

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Another way of keeping cash is to buy groceries or pharmaceuticals for your friends and ask them to pay you cash instead.

It is awful having to resort to these methods of saving cash but what to do, some men are really assholes in giving their wives insufficient money to live on.

I am now on a money saving habit because we have financial goals and the hubs keeps nagging at me that we take so long to get there despite earning good money because I keep giving people freely and buying too much stuff. *gulp* So I am changing. Serious. I am going to be a good girl and not help anyone anymore and not buy anything anymore for a year next year. Girl guide’s promise. The goal is to retire.

Speaking of which, we just bought 2 brand new roller blades today. Ouch! Since the Hubs used to be a professional skater, we had to get K2 skates of course. Now for my exercise regime to start – inline skating!!!

Tomorrow marks my next cardiologist visit and I am SO SCARED.

So what do I do? Start thinking of these little Ferags for T2 to match mine. Heh.

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But still, don’t forget about having your own money, OK? It is VERY important. Start saving your money TODAY.

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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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Disney’s Descendants

This morning, we headed off to our favourite breakfast place, Huckleberry at Damansara Heights and shit, it was FULL HOUSE!!! Darn it. I was so looking forward to showing the girl where Dada and Mama have breakfast every morning after dropping them off at school. We headed down to the croissant cafe instead followed by a full morning of deliveries and then attended a preview of Disney’s Descendants Movie at GSC Nu Sentral.

Just so you know, the movie will be showing on Astro Disney this coming Sunday, 13th September (T1’s birthday!) starting at 11am followed by several repeats thereafter. Catch it! Catch it!

Disney’s Descendants is about the children of the old Disney characters, specifically Jafar of Aladdin, Maleficent, Cruella De Vil of 101 Dalmatians, The Evil Queen from Snow White, Cinderella’s son, Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother, Beauty and The Beast’s son, Sleeping Beauty’s daughter and one of the Snow White dwarf’s son. It was hilarious.

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Disney’s Descendants is a story about good over evil and how being good always wins. Yay, me! It is about friendship, true love, tests, loyalty and best of all, bitches – my favourite!

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I actually fell asleep at the movie because I was bored and tired as well. But T2 LOVED IT!!!! In fact, her new colour is now purple, deep purple just like MAL, Maleficent’s daughter, and she wants to be just like her. OMG, is this the end of Elsa then??? *Jumps clapping hands in glee*

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The girls were supposed to dress up just like the characters but at the 11th hour, you can tell they didn’t do a very good job though I was quite pissed that the organisers didn’t even acknowledge T1’s effort. She was wearing tons of chains including Madonna crosses like a rock chick with biker leather wrist bands and a purple pullover. I thought she passed the part but they were obviously too busy to notice. The photo below doesn’t show it because she only put on her gear later. Oh well.

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After the movie, we went bed sheet shopping and I learnt something new about thread counts. Apparently, you don’t just look at the thread count to assess the quality of your sheets i.e. higher thread count did not mean better sheets as proven by the sales girl. She showed me a 900 thread count sheet costing over a thousand RM versus a 600 thread count sheet that cost under RM600 and the 600 thread count sheets felt so much softer. Of course, I chose the cheaper one even though the thread count was less!

We had a late lunch at Melur & Thyme, a place I probably will not return to. Not so hygienic, OK food, I don’t know. We had a duck and roti jala dish, a club sandwich (this was OK), and some nachos with salsa dip. Really nothing to shout about for the prices. I think my taste buds are just too sophisticated and I am always comparing value versus price, but I feel I am qualified to do so!

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Here’s me and T2 showing off my new Ferragamo hair band, bought a few last week, huhuhu, because I can!

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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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Muzium Istana – Old Agong’s Palace in Kuala Lumpur

We visited the Muzium Istana this week which was the Old Agong’s Palace in Kuala Lumpur, not the current one opposite my home that cost 997 billion RM. The girls have been on school holiday hence my silence. Hurry up already!!!

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I brought my girls today to see where some of our tax money has gone. It was a lovely experience. T2 was so excited that she’d finally get to see a real palace and said she liked her own bedroom more actually after seeing the princess’s bedroom. T1 on the other hand was paying close attention to where our tax money had gone. Big ass rooms, several dining rooms, a dental room?

Me on the other hand, I was more interested in the history of the building, built in 1928 by a Chinese man called Chan Wing.

Chan Wing started life as a laborer in a tin mine in Malaya. He was a dedicated and honest worker. He then worked for Loke Yew, a rich businessman, as a bookkeeper. This opportunity allowed him to learn about the world of finance which proved to be useful later in his life. He went back to work in the tin mine as he knew that his fate was there. His big break came when he partnered with four of his clansmen to form a syndicate (kongsi) to mine for tin. The lease of land they obtained was just next to the successful Sungai Besi Mine. They believed that there would be big tin there.

Can you guess what my first thought was when we entered the main gates?

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It was, “Fuck. You mean we have to walk up that entire driveway in the hot sun?” OK, back to the story……

However, after nine months of digging, they were no closer to their fortune. In fact, they were almost bankrupt, just like the three other “kongsis” who had worked on the same plot of land earlier. Even the foreigners had given up but Chan Wing persisted as he was so sure that if he were to dig just a bit deeper, he would find it and within his very last week before everything ran out, he struck tin.

Can you imagine, they were almost out of funds to proceed any further when their lucky break hit.

They heard his victory cry “Sek Mai Ah” (tin ore in Cantonese) just as the partnership was about to give up. Thus the Hong Fatt (abundant prosperity) Tin Mine was formed. It became the largest and deepest open cast tin mine in the world. Today that area is known as The Mines where we attend National Achiever’s Congress meetings and ride on canal boats. Hong Fatt Tin Mine made so much money that they were able to open their own bank, Kwong Yik Bank Corporation, in 1913. Chan Wing’s earlier experience as a bookkeeper with Loke Yew had paid off.

Below you will see the grounds just outside the main door but on a separate level, there is a vast garden so large that you could play soccer on it. Beautiful, beautiful space to live in. I would just need a trishaw man to wheel me around.

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Chan Wing went on to build his mansion on this beautiful plot of land that is now the old King’s Palace (Istana Negara). The building was completed in 1928 and Chan Wing was reputed to have lived there with all his eight wives. This part excited me the most because my rich grandfather in Teluk Intan also had 6 wives (or whatever you wanted to call them).

Chan Wing and family lived there till the Second World War in 1941 when the Japanese invaded Malaya. They had to leave Malaya as he was known to be one of the biggest contributors to the China War Relief Fund and as such, was high on the wanted list of the Japanese Imperial Army.

It was a pity we couldn’t take photos inside the palace.

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After Merdeka, the government bought over the property and eventually some renovations were made.

But dental room seriously???

If you would like to visit, bring all your ICs along if you do not want to pay tourist rates and I would recommend going after October because an exhibition section is currently closed for renovations.

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We had a nice hour there and would have stayed longer if the little monkey didn’t complain of hunger. You would have thought that I’d starved her for days. We headed off to a nearby restaurant and had a great meal of steamed fish and vegetables with tofu and lemon chicken.

Next, I’ll be taking them to Carey Island to visit the Mah Meri Tribes. We didn’t organise any big holidays for this school holiday because they are already going to Sydney and Niseko soon and I am off to Nagoya/Tokyo in 3 weeks. I hope my boss doesn’t drag me to New York now as it sounds too stressful with all this traveling! We visited Kong-Kong in Kota Bharu recently and that was superb as we got to eat so many different types of food, all these new places that Kong-Kong brought us too. YUMMEHHHH!!!!!

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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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Open Heart Surgery in Malaysia

Ever since I was diagnosed with a double heart valve regurgitation (specifically my mitral and aorta have gone belly up), I have been preparing myself for that dreaded open heart surgery that the cardiologists say I must have. I have never been through anything more traumatic because I have so much still to do and my children need me, not forgetting my family and so many others who depend on me. It is hard. Not that open heart surgery is a dangerous thing but you just never know. I am already blessed that I have been able to live a normal life due to Izumio and Super Lutein that help me regain my energy levels but anything can go wrong still during an open heart surgery. When I was told that I could die in my sleep due to the lack of oxygen, I was initially terrified but now with Izumio and Super Lutein, I no longer fear that. What I fear is something going wrong during Open Heart Surgery. Like an infection. Or an emergency during the surgery.

I have joined a heart surgery support group on Facebook and it has given me an insight to a lot of information. Of course a lot of these patients are from abroad so I don’t get to see what the medical support is like here locally but at least I know what to expect if I were to have surgery abroad and can ensure that Doctors do the same over here. Maybe. Or maybe I won’t bother even having it here!

I have been watching youtube videos on open heart surgery too. People actually die from these surgeries and thereafter if surgery is unsuccessful. But I am praying that I am one of the 70% of successful patients. However I know that I am a high risk patient too because of so many reasons.

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I am urging you from one human being to another, preventive health care is way too low in your priority scale, and if you do not want to end up like me, please take action TODAY. Do not say I did not warn you. Just yesterday, my Dad said he was fine and healthy and does not need anything more. I dreaded it when he said that because so far, many of those who have said that to me, got hit with terminal cancer or leukaemia. Like WTF!!!! Is it a bad omen or what??? I’m not kidding.

An open heart surgery involves slicing your chest with a sharp scalpel for about a foot long, maybe less if you have a smaller heart or are small sized, then using an electric saw to saw open your rib cage. They then get a metal contraption to open your ribcage up on both sides like a double door opening, and start connecting your heart to the heart lung machine which will be your ‘fake heart’ for the next few hours till the surgeons are done repairing your heart. Anything can go wrong from then till when it is over:-

1. Infection

2. Stroke or Heart Attack

3. Irregular Heart Beats

4. Lung or Kidney failure

5. Blood clots, blood loss

6. Breathing problems, brain problems, chest problems

7. You just die……for whatever reason.

Scary right?????????? WTF!!!!!!! I am not ready to die!!!! Previously, I was but now I realised that so many people depend on me that I simply cannot. Urgh. But at the end of the day, I suppose I have to let God do His work.

Here, if you are brave and can login to youtube, you can have a sneak peak of the start of an open heart surgery.

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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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Preventing Early Morning Aggression in Children

Preventing early morning aggression in children will come in handy some day because there WILL be a day when your child wakes up all moody and make you feel like throwing them out the window. Worst still when you have TWO grumpy children who end up arguing early in the morning and make you feel like throwing them BOTH out of the window!!!

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That is exactly what happened this morning and it drove me absolutely bonkers. Firstly, we have been traveling and just got home last night. Straight out of the house for some errands and groceries, laundry, dinner and so we had a late night. What’s the difference? The kids were sleeping way past their bed time every day anyway as it is school holiday.

But this morning, Mommy had a very busy day and it was a loaded day because Mommy had to go to the office to register many new people for Izumio and Super Lutein and then had to get the products to the customers, and on top of that, Mommy had to keep on top of the laundry, work on some other exciting projects that Mommy had been awarded and go to the bank, and meet with some people (including Grandad), and make sure the girls did something productive instead of wasting time all day (which is OK sometimes but not all the time). And what about lunch or dinner? Heck, we haven’t even thought that far ahead.

So early this morning whilst I was putting on my make up, because I will be video-ed today (thus the make up or seriously, I cannot be arsed!), I asked the girls to do some WORK or I will not be buying them anything as we will be out all day. I told them that work could be anything that they worked for to earn their iPAD time or buying stuff that they see that they liked whilst we were out (maybe), so they could either help me clean the house by getting a rag out to wipe some surfaces OR do a work book. They chose to do a work book but T2 needed help as she is still struggling with her reading and T1 was being impatient with her and you know how it is, when you have a sister who speaks to you with THAT tone, you start acting up. And then KABOOMZ.

It really won’t work to teach T2 her work when you are impatient and stressed. This girl needs a lot of patience as she is very slow. But if you made it fun and had a gentle voice, she would get it. However, when you start having an impatient tone, she gets all stressed up and her brain gets all fogged. I totally understand because I get that too. If someone had no patience to teach me, I would just say fuck off. Gosh. T2 is so like me. A diva……

T1 on the other hand is a pre-pubescent child. OMG. What am I in for??? The teenage years are coming. Helppppppp!!!!! I have already noticed that she gets rather moody every month off and on and I have no idea why. She’s just moody. And you know what? When the kids fight and I am really rushed for time, I go ballistic. Because firstly, I cannot concentrate with noise. I go potty. Secondly, I get agitated with the fact they are fighting when I have made so much effort to drill it into them that they are to love each other BFF forever kind of thing. Thirdly, they are eating into my time when I already have so little of it today. I am all for giving them my time but there is a time and place for that and unless they are starved of attention or are in danger, then please let me get on with it. When I have other things to do, allow me to do it as efficiently as I can so I can spend even more time with you later!!! GEEZ!!!! I WAS PISSED!!!!

Can you just imagine the Hubs life when the girls get older and the 3 of us have our periods at the same time? I think he would check into a hotel once a month.

Onwards to happier news, I have outsourced a company to do some work for me but still am struggling to find a helper, PA and a driver. It is not easy finding these support help. If you do know anyone who can offer assistance, please pass their contacts on. I have been hired too by an organisation which I am very excited about because it spreads myself out (as they say, never put all your eggs into one basket). As always, I am always involved with 10 different things and people always wonder how I manage. I just do. I get back more than I work and give so it is my choice. Don’t judge. Sorry, I just had to add that in for the haters.

I am continuously praying for the terminally ill and suffering of people for which a lot of my work gives meaning because it is for them that I work. Otherwise, seriously, I would rather just be a lazy assed MOM day in day out (for those of you who are sensitive, please do not assume that I am saying you are a lazy assed Mom if you do not work. I am not. With how sensitive women are these days, I thought I’d better qualify myself). It is much easier though being a Stay At Home Mom (although again, it is NOT easy being a SAHM, been there, done that) just not as gratifying. I have done it before so perhaps I need bigger challenges now. I have faith that God will guide me in this because if not, he will not bring all these terminal cancer patients to me!!! I have so many!!!! It is STRESSFUL!!! Because I want all of them to live for as long as possible and to be as comfortable as possible because heck, I saw how my MOM suffered…..and I myself even though I am thankfully fine per se and am able, I was once not. And I know that helpless sick feeling when you just cannot get out of bed because you are too sick to do anything. So yes, please make everyone better. Everyone deserves to be better.

I am also praying for my friends who are struggling in various stages of their lives. It seems unfair that my life is smooth when theirs aren’t. I can only give them all my love and all my prayers and help them as much as I can. I do love many of them as they are fabulous people and I will never forget them and always have their best interests at heart.

I have bought the kids school books and school uniforms so we are almost sorted in that department. I have booked our Japan accommodation for year end though not completed due to the various logistics. Shit, I have to plan for T1’s birthday party!!!! OK, better run. Will touch base again after my busy day now that we are back home in KL!

Oh, I asked my kids this morning, “Would you like to spoil your day and my day for the rest of the day by being angry early in the morning? Or would you prefer to have a happy day all day instead? How you react and what you say from here on will determine your day AND MINE!!! The choice is YOURS!!!”

Guess what they chose? It was as simple as that. Sometimes people just need a bit of perspective, and more so if they are children. We cannot assume that everyone knows and thinks. Sometimes we need to plant ideas into their heads because it hasn’t crossed their minds. Never assume. Never presume. What’s the harm in spreading your ideas anyhow especially when it could possibly help?

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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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The Traveling Family

That’s what we are, the traveling family. My girls are so damn blessed!!!

T1 took her first flight at the tender age of 4 months to Langkawi beach. She also had her first swim there in a Hotel Penthouse jacuzzi. Soon after, she was jet setting to Australia sleeping on the flight bassinet at the age of 6 months and then to Hong Kong Disneyland and the Middle East, and then she flew FIRST CLASS to Melbourne when she was just 2!!! Bloody hell!!! At 2 I hadn’t even had my first plane ride!!!

She has travelled all around the world to all continents except Africa and South America (which we intend to do soon), and of course, the North and South pole. She’s well onto her 2nd or 3rd passport, I’m telling you. Lucky, lucky girl. T2 who came later hasn’t been to so many places but still has travelled to Thailand, Australia and all over Europe which is way more than many. Oh, and of course to Myanmar to visit our dearest Children of Myanmar. Previously she was too young to go to Myanmar as the trucks there would have offloaded her on a bump (no safety belts and holes everywhere for a child to fly out of a truck!) but last year, she made her maiden trip to visit the children whom we are so passionate about.

Why do we travel? Travel is education!!! Not just for kids but adults alike. If you really want to learn about yourself, by all means travel solo!!! We even pull our kids out of school to travel because we believe in traveling way more than school. In fact, last year they were off school for the entire year plus because we went traveling. And this year, we are pulling them out from school again (despite T1 being in Secondary School – yikes!) for a week or two because we are traveling again.

We don’t do the conventional touristy kind of traveling though. When we travel, we become part of the locals. The objective is to live like a local so we really learn and understand what other people in the world go through. How they live, how they think, how they love, how they eat, how they do things. There is no other way to open up your eyes to the world until you see how little children sleep on bare dirty floors filled with splinters and get wet from rain water because the roof leaks. And on the flip side, they get to experience 5 star luxury waking up to snow at their doorstep, butler service with limousine standards and amazing quality food fit for a King. It is all education. After seeing and experiencing so much richness, it makes the soul grow. You start having views on what you like, what you dislike, what you want to do and never do, and you start thinking about how you could contribute.

Traveling does not have to cost a lot. It could be based merely in our beautiful country, Malaysia. There is SO MUCH right here at our doorstep. And we do both, travel locally and abroad. Traveling should have no boundaries. It is about building friendships, enriching your recipe book, and adding to your life bank of memories.

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This year I have mostly travelled without the kids in the first half as I have been busy building the business, but the second half would see us traveling much more. Speaking of which, I better get on with the planning!!! I am still SO PROUD of myself for organising such a FABULOUS 6 week holiday with kids in Europe. It seemed such a daunting task and took me months of research and sourcing, but I did it. There is no greater satisfaction as everything that could go right went right. The ONLY hiccup on my entire holiday was getting messages from a bunch of women bitching about others to which some I replied when I felt like it and the rest I kept for till I returned. Otherwise, it was the most perfect holiday ever. Even better than our one month stint in New York.

This year we will be traveling to 2 new cities and I cannot wait. If you have not thought about traveling more often, do it!!! Take the road less travelled and your kids would inherit such richness that you would never imagine possible.

Camping on a Malaysian beach

Living in the Malaysian Jungle

Fishing and the Kampung Experience

Flying Kites and Building Sand Banks

Building Homes from Jungle Finds

Nature Walks and Tree House Visits

Painting your Own Fabric – Learning the Art of Batik

So much to do in Malaysia alone, seriously. The list is too long.

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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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Naturally Plus LIFTANT – Look younger instantly

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Is anyone interested in Naturally Plus latest product that is not yet available in Malaysia? It is a youth enhancing product that truly makes your wrinkles disappear and makes you look 10 years younger. The price is about RM400. If interested, email me at mama pumpkin at gmail dot com and I will see how I can bring this fantastic product to you.

Naturally Plus LIFTANT, the BEST face skin magic you will ever need.

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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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Reaching for the STARS

Not everyone gets it but that’s OK. Like Koji Ikematsu says, only 3% of the world population will get it so you need to hang out with those 3%. I get it. I so get it. Many people are just jealous of me because of whatever reason. Mostly it is because I have not paid them sufficient attention. But please give me a break. If I have 500 people to attend to, slowly…. let’s slowly take turns. If you feel you are not as special as the next person, please do not fret because everyone comes equal to me almost. There are so many good people in the world and I have to give equal attention to all the good people. The bad people, I won’t waste my time. It is not that I have no time for you. It is because I am spread very thinly. That’s all. It does not mean you mean less to me than the next person.

But for those who think they are better, please by all means go ahead and do your better thing. Stay out of my way. I am not harming you, please just stay away. Women are a bloody sensitive bunch. Recently, I was informed that I had unfriended a few people from my Facebook which I didn’t even know anything about. Seriously, I hardly post anything on my Facebook in the first place, so what would I have to hide and what would I have the need to unfriend anyone for??? If I do, it is probably some childish prank that I employ to mirror your own actions. You unfriend me so I unfriend you back. LOL!!! Does that sound stupid??? Or does that sound fucking stupid??? *rolls eyes*

Seriously though, people have gotten very upset about discovering that I am no longer their Facebook friend. I do not know if it is Facebook settings or what not but I have purportedly unfriended several people whom I never had any intention of unfriending!!! One of them, I had recently contacted to help me with some charity for the Children of Myanmar and she brought up the whole exercise of me unfriending her blablablablabla……SHIT!!! I never even unfriended her!!! I actually really like the woman too!!! But she insists that the relationship is flawed and since I never trusted her as a friend, she wasn’t going to be my friend overnight again. Wow. That was like a punch in my face. Totally oblivious to the going ons but whatever.

So please, Facebook friends…….do not take it seriously if you are no longer my friend. I truly have nothing to hide and I am open to everyone being a friend. Is everyone clear??? Hug-Hug……

And then there are women who are upset with me because I do not behave kindly towards them. Errr……there is a reason for that, yes? There’s this very clever girl who befriended me when T1 was a baby and I have always been very nice to her yet a few years ago, she started distancing herself from me. I have always been right, you see. When I said A would happen, A really happened. When I said B would happen, B really happened. And being as kiasu as she is, she couldn’t take it. I cut her out of my life when I realised she only came to me whenever she needed something, a favour. I do not mind friends asking for favours at all but when I am the ONLY reason for being your friend, hello, I ain’t no jackass.

People fault me whenever their lives fall apart and mine is still rosy and standing on Cloud 9. Hey!!! I never asked to be on Cloud 9, OK??? My karma is such. And it is not that my life is so perfect and I have no problems? If you needed reminding, I still have heart disease and could die tomorrow. So lighten up and live it up, yo!

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Speaking of which, I had an excellent day today discussing the future with my boss. He gave me a list of urgent tasks to carry out, make sure so and so has at least 2 sponsors, make sure so and so does this, so and so to do that, if they cannot, you help them do this and that, worked out the figures kaching-kaching, and then I asked my boss, is that it??? YES!!! That’s it!!! I have reached a level where things are not so hard anymore. Truth be told, things were never that hard. But now, I can attain certain privileges soon by being at a certain level which includes winning a holiday to Italy without having to work for it because my team are working at it. It’s truly like being a boss in your own driver’s seat. I am certainly enjoying the view up here. And no, I will never forget all those who are right down there. Never. For that is how my mother raised me to never look down on the dirtiest of the dirty.

A few weeks ago, my boss asked me what my goals next year were and I was caught by surprise. I hadn’t thought that far ahead and was simply enjoying my current status. At the spur of the moment, I replied knowing he was asking me what my NATURALLY PLUS goals were so I told him and he nodded. Thereafter I was thinking fuck-fuck-fuck, now I have to accomplish that goal. Today, he told me that I will be meeting that very goal in a span of 8 months. No way!!! I was planning for 16 months!!! But he assured me I could do it in 8 months. Pressure or what??? LOL!!!

Let’s DO IT!!!

Oh, and since we are raving about my good fortune in the business, allow me to mention my world ranking as number one in the world to date. Now that the USD is at an all time high, it’s not a bad prize to get.

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Some people say there is no point in being so successful, clever and great if you do not know how to be kind and touch the hearts of others. Are they implying I don’t? The ones who are touched will know and the ones who are not, well…..there is a reason for everything. Lalalalalala…..I will admit it. I can be a real bitch. In fact, the biggest. Those who know me, will know me. Period.

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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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How to STOP being Lazy and Complacent

OMG. That sounds just like me, lazy and complacent…..if my Mom were alive now and saw my home, she would go absolutely ballistic. She would scream at me so loud that the entire building would vibrate. Some window panels might even fall off. Sorry Mom!!! But seriously, life is so much more fun creating magic than cleaning under the couch. Like seriously. But I guess someone has to do it eventually. I just hope I don’t find a bed of cockroaches living off food that T2 left on the floor weeks ago. Yikes!IMG_8151

Why am I lazy and complacent? To be fair, I have been working hard in the last few weeks to the point that I told myself after that last weekend to take a break for an entire month. I can afford to, the money keeps coming in. YET!!! I cannot resist it when I get an enquiry or a plea for help, I just MUST attend to whoever it is; and although I have been giving these enquiries away to my team members, sometimes I feel bad doing that too because I am afraid the person might feel as though I am passing them off to someone else. Like am I too important that I cannot deal with them myself, know what I mean? But heck, I deserve a break. But having a break means cleaning the house!!! ARGHHHHH!!!!! Thus I’d rather work than clean house – LOL!!!

Being lazy and complacent is a very bad habit. If it happens sometimes, that’s OK. You are allowed to be lazy and complacent sometimes. But if you find yourself lazy and complacent for prolonged periods, you’d better give yourselves a hard kick up your arses. Because being lazy and complacent is not going to get you ANYWHERE. And why would you not want to go anywhere??? Have passion in your life!!! Do things!!! There is so much to LOVE about life!!!

So how does one stop being lazy and complacent? If you find yourself being so lazy and complacent, here, let ME kick your arse for you. A lazy and complacent life will deteriorate your health and eventually your mental state of mind. WAKE UP!!! STOP being so fucking lazy and complacent!!! DO SOMETHING PRODUCTIVE!!! Stop spending your days playing with your phone chatting mindlessly to your like-minded friends gossiping about others just because you aren’t getting anywhere in life!!! By doing this, being lazy and complacent, you stab yourself and go dwindling down a downward spiral. You start losing your self-esteem which is why you need to bitch about others in order to make yourself feel better. You have nothing to show for your empty life. But realise that all this is in YOUR HANDS!!! You can make your life meaningful. You can make your life FABULOUS!! Why ever not? Which would you choose?

If you have completely lost your will in life to ever get anywhere, here’s some advice for you:-

1. START SMALL

Set yourself a small goal. It could be to clean your bathroom, tidy up your cupboard or read a book. Do a little bit of it every day until the task gets accomplished. Come on, you can do it!! What’s it going to be? Decide right now. For me, it will be getting my kids uniforms for the next academic year sorted tomorrow together with their socks and shoes and what not. I just want that part of their school life out of the way. And I am going to complete it all tomorrow! My next small task would be to finish reading another book. And my 3rd task is to bring out all the toys and leave it OUTSIDE for the next person to collect. Who is interested? There is a mechanical battery operated toolbox in there, some high quality wooden blocks set, broom, pails and buckets, dolls, Halloween pumpkin pails, an ironing board (with an iron presumably), a Doctor’s medical bag filled with medical tools, etc. Gosh! You name it!! It’s in a huge garbage bag all for your taking!!! I cannot be arsed to sell any of it and don’t really have time to think of who to give it away to either so spare me the thinking and just come and take it away, please.

2. MAKE PROGRESS WITH THE MUST DO

Oh, you know how it is….you procrastinate and procrastinate because it is not urgent. The deadline is only in 3 weeks time to pay a bill, or you can sign in a registration next week before the registration waiver is due, or you put off calling an old friend (because you assume she is always there), or you hold off going to that library that you’ve always wanted to go to yet haven’t, etc. Every week, do ONE thing that you’ve got to do. Or every other day. You set your own pace but please DO IT. Don’t just plan it and dream it. TAKE ACTION!!! Clever to talk but me? Hehehe. OK. This week, I shall follow up on a large book order that I made online, follow up with Advertising of my business (please don’t get excited fellow Izumio team mates, I am not advertising Izumio – I have other businesses), and go through my daughter’s Maths checkpoint test papers that she has done. Writing this is good for me as it is actually forcing me to DO STUFF. Man, I am so lazy and complacent!

3. EXERCISE

Oh dear. Do I need to go there? I fail soberly in this area that it is not funny. Last week I started going to Lake Gardens to walk and it felt FANTASTIC!!! And then my cousins from Australia came to KL and we were out everyday from waking at 7am till coming home at midnight everyday for 5 days and of course, my entire workout plan went to the dumps. They have now just left KL and did I go walking this Monday morning? Absolutely not. I was too exhausted. In fact, after my day, I even needed a nap and all my girls had naps too from 4-6pm!!! We were THAT exhausted!!! I am now wondering if I will be getting back on track. I MUST.

4. STAYING STRONG WHEN YOU FEEL YOURSELF SLIPPING

What I do at times like this is quickly go to Pinterest or Instagram to search for motivational quotes to remind me why I can absolutely not afford to be lazy and complacent. Seriously, what purpose would that serve. I have a duty to family, country, fellow people. I have a duty to MYSELF!!! The world is already bad. Let’s work hard to change the world and make it a better place for our children and everyone else. Just because you don’t have children doesn’t mean you don’t have to work. Just think about the circle of life. When you do good, good follows you back and it gets transferred down to the people around you. My departed Mom must have done a hell of a lot of good because I am reaping all the goodness that she has done for my life. I am always grateful and will pass it on.

Remember that one small move downwards can lead to another step downwards and before you know it, you are only moving down-down-down into that hole of laziness again. Don’t allow it just as you should never allow NEGATIVE thought into your head. Fight it. Even if it means getting off your ass to go get a cup of tea, do it.

The only exclusion clause here would be that if you are seriously tired all the time then you should really get yourself checked out by a Doctor because it could be that you are not depressed and lazy but like me have a health problem. Being tired all the time, I finally brought myself to the Doctor and was diagnosed with heart disease.

I am now doing the best I can with whatever I have got to live my best life. If I can do it, so can you. STOP being so lazy and complacent.

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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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Giving Away Free Money

The Hubs is really on my case of late about me and my money. He had confiscated my credit card ever since I gave up my job last year as he said he could not afford any of my 5 figure impulse buys and now that I am earning, he is STILL nagging me about my expenditure. Shish!

British currency

But what is the point of me working then if I cannot enjoy myself and giving away money makes me happy! His point is why the fuck work if you are going to give away all your money anyway??? He has a point too. I’m not sure why I give but I think it is because money comes so easy to me so it costs me nothing and because all my life my own mother had been giving away so much money and helping people throughout, it has become a way of life for me. Of course, this makes me a target for people to take advantage of but that is their karma, not mine.

It’s not like I give it away to everyone. I only give it to people whom I think deserve it or who are really suffering, and of course, I make mistakes too. I have given to people who have stabbed me in the back 4 figure cash but it’s OK. I do not expect anything and like I say, it is their karma and they know exactly who they are too. Let it be. I did my part. People will always have things to say.

Anyway, the Hubs is truly on my case because he says times are bad and everything is very uncertain which is true. With the amount of job cuts going on around Multinationals in KL, everyone SHOULD be worried. Those supporting their children abroad will be feeling the pinch and even now when we ask people for charity, it is hard to come by. Everyone is holding onto their money so perhaps I should too. But how? LOL!

Over the weekend, I had some guests and I paid for a lot even though I had attended dinners with Uncles and Aunties, yet I paid several times for over 10 heads each time. I just felt that I had a good income from my Izumio business so why not? They are all probably retired and living off their savings or the estate’s money or whatever. Who knows. Is it unusual for a junior to pay the bill?

I also gave away free money when we visited Petaling Street and that was the highlight of my day. It felt so good!!! It becomes especially special when you shock these street vendors in giving them a big tip. One of the Myanmar sales men could not believe it when I said he could keep the RM50. Everyone thinks they’ve heard wrongly or that I am completely cuckoo. One of the street vendors chased me around Petaling Street to return me the extra money! I scolded him back as to why he left his stall unmanned!! So cute all these people. I would really love spending more time there to hear their individual stories. The porridge stall refused to accept my money but said I could buy her dinner instead so yeah, one day I will be taking her out for dinner. Her porridge stall had been started by her parents years ago and I used to go there over 15 years ago!!! Sweet memories.

Money – easy come, easy go. Don’t you dare ask me for it because I will NOT give you any. I will truly revel in growing my money into some GBP soon.

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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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Scheduling Part 2

After spending an hour scouring the internet for free pretty printable planners, the Hubs suddenly said why not just print the Mac Calendar straight? What a party pooper!!! I told him that printing straight from the calendar wouldn’t look pretty but he said it was functional. Men…..

Blog Calendar image

From yesterday till today, I’d given up on my Chanel organiser (Gosh, did you really think I’d get a Chanel organiser? Get real….). I am saving my money up for bigger and better things!!! Hence my cheapskate way of getting my life organised with a printed calendar – a free one at that. So I’ve printed it out, the Mac calendar and even punched holes into the A4 pieces of paper and bound them. I feel so accomplished!

We are having Young Livings Joy tonight. The smells are divine. I cannot sleep without my Young Livings…..and I cannot live without my Izumio and Super Lutein. Period.

This morning I started the day with a BANG at the park and walked for an hour. I loved it!!! Tomorrow I will take a break and then the next day I will do it again. Can’t go everyday all at once. Need to pace myself but be consistent. Breakfast was a Swiss Roll (FAIL!!!) but I was so hungry and in a hurry and only had time for a quick shower before I had to head out to pick my boss up from his hotel.

Later, I had half of that Starbucks lemongrass chicken pastry and a bottled orange juice. It was really not bad at all and damn, I had a hot chocolate, thanks to my business partner. Her treat. Popped a few cashew nuts during a meeting and for lunch, I had….. OMG!!! Keropok Lekor!!! That’s double the workout at the next session!!! I had a bite of my lovely friend’s gorgeous simple pasta that she cooked for the kids and some bread and cheese made by the Hubs for supper with my nightly MILO also made by the Hubs. He is a PRO at making MILO. He makes them all different for all three of his girls and that is why he is the best Daddy in the whole wide world. He offers customised service!!!

Brought the girls for a swim at a dearest friend’s place and I felt so at home. Tomorrow we are off to the skate park to enjoy each other’s company again. I am loving my life so much, I just cannot imagine how it can get any better. Oh, yeah…..when I lose all this weight. It would then be absolutely PERFECT.

My cousins from Oz are down this week so we will be busy entertaining them. Can’t wait!!!

The girls are also having their annual concert this week and they are as excited as I am to watch them perform. I know I will cry because it will be T2’s first time performing at such a BIG school. She told me today that Sofia was being the emcee and sweet memories fled back of T1’s first year at BIG school emceeing the RECEPTION concert. Sofia has taken T1’s place, almost like there’s a vine connecting all this together. I asked T2 how come she wasn’t chosen to be the emcee? And T1 answered, “Duh, Mom…..she cannot read properly yet? How is she supposed to read the script???”

Oh yeah…..

The other day, I read out a passage for T1 to understand and learn about self preservation as a woman and it was quite a long passage but a very important one because it was to teach her about her strength and dignity as a woman. The Hubs was listening in and after I finished, I asked her if she wanted to know what happened to the man after the woman spoke her mind? Her response, “He fell asleep???” And she was being SARCASTIC!!! The Hubs gave her a High 5 and the both of them cracked up laughing. I was so annoyed. T2 was, of course, clueless. Truth be known, I was so happy to see the bond of closeness between father and daughter. The Hubs is a really good Dad to both my girls in different ways. T1 is the smart one and he gets along famously with her. T2, the princess, wraps her Daddy around her little fingers and is the prima-donna until he loses it. And then he comes complaining to me why she is so spoilt….Hey! I’m not the one who spoils her!

And when I tell the Hubs that if I ever caught him having an affair, I would cut his dick off, he says, “I’d never do that. Why let go of the goose who lays the Golden Eggs right here?”

So I’m a goose now???

I cannot express how grateful I am for having been introduced to this business and want to wish my dearest friend, Angelina, for introducing it to me. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SNOW WHITE!!! After being sick, I never knew I could work again and I never knew I could earn again. All I thought of was fuck, massive drop in income means no more shopping for me. And fuck, no more treats. But now? Now I am back to where we left off and working towards more! And in such a short time too! It’s just been an INCREDIBLE JOURNEY.

Thank you, Mama. I know you are making all this happen for me.

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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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Scheduling 2016

Weekly goals and objectives

Weekly goals and objectives

Believe it or not, I am already planning for 2016 when we haven’t even hit the final quarter yet my schedule for the rest of the year is fully booked. I kid you not! Life is so rich thanks to my Mom. I sincerely believe from the bottom of my heart that she is pouring all this abundance onto my lap. Having said that, life has always been good so perhaps it is God who is doing all the work.

For the entire year this year, I have not had a diary. My phone has been my diary but it’s so scary because you know how it is with the iPhone. You could drop it, lose it or it could go berserk on you and you would lose all your data. DIE!!! If I lost the data on my phone, I would cry for weeks so I think I better have a backup plan and get myself a nice planner. You know, like a Chanel planner. The Hubs says the Filofax is so out of style and everyone uses the iPhone in this day and age. Oh, what does he know!!! I love the feel of paper and I love writing and sketching and doodling……You can barely do the same with a bloody phone!

Chanel planner…..I wonder if they have any at KLCC. It’s important. I think that when you take your life seriously, you would get yourself a beautiful planner. Pity my birthday isn’t coming up or I’d just ask the Hubs to get me one seeing that I no longer have a credit card!!! Yes, he confiscated it from me the day I stopped working because his heart could not take my impulse buys.

So now any shopping comes out of my own pocket. Boo!

Scheduling your future is one sure way of having a happy life I kid you not. I am anal and like to be in control of my life. That’s not to say I am not spontaneous, not at all. I just like planning a lot, even if it means breaking all the plans. So why plan, right? Because. When you plan, you save yourself a lot of time. When you plan, you can see your future coming together. You can see on a page how long it will take to complete any one task. You can realise how much time or how little time you have for anything else. You can get a LOT done in a day IF YOU PLAN!!! Trust me, this is tried and tested for over 20 years.

When I don’t plan, I can easily end up wasting the entire day but when I plan, I surprise myself how efficient I can be. So dammit, I’m going PLANNER hunting tomorrow so I can start planning my family’s 2016.

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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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Shopping Spree!!

I earned my highest salary from Naturally Plus last month and so what is the first thing we did? We went on a shopping spree!!! Damn fail man…..

shopping-spree

Actually, I was supposed to accompany a good friend to the famous designer, Calvin Thoo, to select a Baju Kurung for herself (and me too konon) because she had been invited to some big official function but due to location, we decided to shop in BSC instead. After school, all of us went shopping!!!

T2 needed a new swimsuit so off we went to Royal Sporting House to search for kiddy swimsuits. Both liked none of the kiddy swimsuits there and T1 said she wanted a SPEEDO swimsuit like the one she has now. Gosh. She talks like she’s a state swimmer or something but actually she’s just a village swimmer. Off we went to Mothercare where T2 fell in love INSTANTLY with a hideous pink princess print swimsuit. It was so princess-y *bulu standing* so I suggested she tried on a few before deciding and she picked the pink princess one, another pink swimsuit with a heart in the front and a rainbow coloured swimsuit. Funnily enough (PRAISE THE LORD!), she loved the rainbow one the best. So we got the rainbow one. She looked really good in it too. Good choice, T2.

Being the shopaholic that she is, she just HAD to buy other clothes but each time she chose something, I asked if she was really SURE that she was going to wear it because we have bought clothes before that she has not worn.

When we went to an accessory shop, again she wanted to buy accessories. This girl is such a shopaholic!!! I got her a tiny pearl necklace with a pearl star which she so loves. *Rolls eyes*. It cost me RM50. I fell in love with a red coral necklace myself but it was freaking RM500. Couldn’t bring myself to get it at that price. Yet.

RM500!!! I did however get a colourful one for under RM150, something more within my range, and a few presents for some of my dearest September friends.

We had a pit stop at Just Heavenly where service was SO BAD and cakes not much better. The standard has really dropped since they first opened many years ago. So hard to find quality cakes these days. We also packed a few chicken rice orders from Alexis because Mommy was too lazy to cook on a Friday night. Hee.

And oh, after seeing T2 buy so much stuff, T1 wanted to get her birthday present from T2. T2 told me today earlier that she had wanted to surprise her sister with a new pair of rollerblades. I thought that was plenty sweet. My heart melted. For all the fights that they have, they still truly love each other like crazy.

Other than that, I have been busy monitoring my spreadsheets till nightfall and now I shall go watch SUITS with my better half. Hee. Life is good.

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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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I would make a good rapper!

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I would make a good rapper! The Gangster Angels – we have posed several times in the Charlie’s Angels pose and it is hilarious!!! But that day we couldn’t because we didn’t have anyone else to take the photo for us as we were the last ones left behind.

So the real reason I come up with titles like that is because I love talking crap and there is a reason for me to crap and because the crap is really crap, I need to think of crappy titles that don’t really mean anything really because after all it is all about crapping and rapping.

I have been SO BUSY!!! That I have busy juice oozing out of my ears!!!

In the last 7 days, I have moved 100 boxes of Izumio from the office into my home single-handedly. It was funny when my Father-in-Law asked me to be careful about security because the people who moved the boxes into my home for me KNOW that I have a lot of loot in my house to steal and considering that these boxes are $$$, it is a gold mine. He was rather shocked when I told him that I was the delivery boy. So his Daughter-in-law has muscle. The father-in-law came and went for a whirlwind weekend visit and by now, my boxes are down to 20 and I am DREADING going to the office again to collect more boxes. I am so tired. I want to retire already!!!

But I know why I am tired. I think it is because I increased my Izumio dosage to 10 a day and it is a freaking lot, it’s like drinking money. And the sudden increase in Hydrogen is causing my body to have a reaction and my whole heart problem is back making me extremely tired again. I have been stealing naps daily this week since I began the 10 a day Izumio. It’s crazy. I want to stop but I really shouldn’t.

We had a very successful presentation over the weekend from the Doctor who gave our guests a Women’s Health Talk. Darn, I forgot to post it here or you could have attended as well! It was very informative and super fun as my Aunt was the emcee for the ice-breaker and we had a great time. Look out for our next Health Talk by an Eye Doctor (Ophthalmologist, did I spell it right?).

My diet is failing miserably because I have been super hungry and stressed so it is hard resisting things like T2’s birthday cake and after school keropok lekor.

I brought the girls out shopping yesterday for their concert shoes and almost bought a new wallet for me but thank GOD, I resisted. Strangely out of all the wallets I touched and felt, I fell in love with the Kate Spade one the most. It was just over RM1,000 but I didn’t get it. The Hermes one was RM12,800 and I didn’t get it either. Ferragamo I didn’t like. Prada I didn’t like. I didn’t make it to LV or Chanel yet but it’s not important.

I love observing my 2 girls shopping styles. They both had to get black Mary-Jane shoes for the concert and T2 got a pair of RM180 shoes from Clarks whilst T1 got a pair of RM25 shoes from Bata. I kept encouraging T1 to get more expensive shoes, or to choose anything she wanted anywhere but she kept saying she didn’t want to waste money. I am so proud of her. T2, well, she doesn’t understand the concept of money yet. She just loves SHOPPING!!!

My boss is finally back from the USA so it’s going to be a busy next few days and then my cousins from Australia come. Gosh!!! It is NON-STOP!!! Before I can even do my laundry I bet I’ll be flying off to Japan!!! FREAK!!! Someone please give me a chill pill to slow down!!!

Recently, a dear friend of mine got doomed with a health issue. Another friend of a friend, just passed away before he could introduce Izumio to him. It is crazy. People are getting hit with disease left right centre. Dear God, please pray that all my patients and my family only improve our health day after day.

OK I have to run! Watch out for my next crapping session!

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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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Helping the Children of Myanmar

Grow A Tree in Myanmar

Grow A Tree in Myanmar

How many of you would like to teach your kids about leaving a legacy? The Children of Myanmar need our help and we are in search of corporate sponsors and kind individuals to help kick start their organic farm programme in the next 30 days.

1. Name a tree after your kids and get updates on your tree’s progress.

2. Get to know the Children of Myanmar who are caring for your tree.

3. Visit the Children of Myanmar and visit your tree one day.

4. Where would this tree take you and your family? The Children of Myanmar have taken us to magical places and have given us more than we could imagine.

These Children of Myanmar are a part of our family and hold a very dear place in T1’s heart. Her birthday is coming up on 13 September next month together with Haslinda Halim’s Medina, and T1 has asked that all birthday presents if anyone were thinking of getting her one, to go into this cause. Please feel free to share a tree with others or buy a few trees.

Our journey with the Children of Myanmar have blessed us in more ways than one. From that special top, to the complete upgrade of their facilities, to ensuring their food supply, to paying their rent, to educating them with courses and classes, to starting an actual business that they self-run today!! Please do a search on the top right if you are interested to know more about our journey with the Children of Myanmar – just type Children of Myanmar in the Search Box.

We will not stop supporting them till every one of them are on their feet and able. We began with a purpose and we are intent on following it through till they are all working adults able to fend for themselves and are emotionally strong. They have come so far, we absolutely CANNOT stop now.

PLEASE help us to help them. My childhood friend, Lynette Yee, whom I have known since I was 15, will be personally bringing the money there for the kids so you can be assured that your money is going to the right place.

“We make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give.”

PS – if you are unable to give, could you please share it with many others in hope that someone out there will?

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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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The downfalls of Celebrity-dom

Angelina Jolie

I can totally understand why so many celebrities commit suicide and the reason for this is because in a very small way, I have always had a popularity rank. From being that little girl who ruled the classroom to that teenaged lass whom everyone just followed, to over-performing at work and being the heart who touched others, it is bloody tiring keeping up. And the truth of the matter is, I do not want to keep up yet even when you do not, people expect it of you. So you get pulled in all directions because that is you, that is the you they know, that is what you are expected to do. And the moment you stop or decline, the bitching starts. Never ending…..

So can you see why? Can you see how hard it is for celebrities? Because they lose themselves in the web of a fake world and at the end of the day, become disillusioned about who really cares and who doesn’t. They get disappointed by those whom they really thought cared and walk a lonely road ahead. This is what drives them to suicide.

Although I am in a place where I am talked about too, I am nowhere near suicide, God no. But I can see how it gets to them. One has to be very strong and grounded with values in order to separate the real world and the fake world. There is a difference between friends and fans. And although I do not even see my friends once a year sometimes, at least I know that when I do need them, they are there and would drop anything to be beside me as I would them. Fans would not go that mile for you, they are only there for as long as you are popular. Just imagine, if a celebrity lost her parents or husband or kids, that would be the end. But some are stronger than others.

My Mom, bless her heart and sweet soul, taught me that no matter what happens, to always save a piece of myself for me. She taught me this when I was in England studying architecture and I very clearly remember her imparting that piece of advice where she said that no matter what, I will always stand tall regardless of what life throws at me. We cannot please everyone nor do we aim to but stick to what you believe in and do you best work in giving. Even if you are killed doing your best work, you still would have led a clean life doing your very best in helping the work of God.

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And another thing my beloved Mom taught me, that was to always stay true to yourself. There is no point tricking yourself into thinking you are great when you really are just another person on the street. No one person is greater than another. Some women go through life brainwashing themselves that their partners love them but hello, if they loved you, you would not be in your misery now!!! Wake up!!! Write the facts down, list the pros and cons, if it isn’t working for you, walk out and leave the man. You can and WILL make a life for yourself and your kids. Don’t be lazy and don’t be scared. Be brave and just do it. It is much harder to walk out on a useless man and struggle to keep everyone afloat than to stay and get free money but live the unhappiness that he bestows upon you. Find your inner strength and just do it.

And this is worst for celebrities because the spotlight is on them. They have no peace and no rest. Every single move they make is judged by the media, by the fans, by the haters. It is tough! But as long as you realise that these are two different worlds that you are living in, all you have to do is press the on off button and you should be good to go.

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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