The new Labour party head in England – Gordon Brown

Whilst watching CNN this evening with the Hubs, I missed the above announcement when the Hubs asked if I knew him. Just because I spent a good 7 years in the United of Kingdom and love it doesn’t mean I automatically know who Gordon Brown is. And could the name be more English???

“So he’s gonna be the new Prime Minister after Tony Blair? I asked the Hubs innocently.

Is he good looking?”

Well, you know, after you become a Mummy, these things matter. Especially if it’s for such an important post like PM of Britain.

You should have seen the glare from the Hubs. It was a what in the world did I marry kind of glare.

“What??! It’s important that he’s good looking what!” I defended myself.

He glared harder. Then turned back to the telly without uttering a single word.

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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 7 Vanity Sense Facts – How Vain Are You? A Woman’s Post

I got tagged again! by Health Freak Mommy to do this test, but before even doing the test, I knew it was going to be a less than 50% score and sure enough, I scored a timid 23%. My Mother. will. not. be. proud. She is always nagging me (despite how proud she is of herself that claims she is not a nagger) to dress better, look better, slim down, blah blah blah…..Well, I don’t blame her because most of the times that we go out together, people usually mistake me for the maid. And they think that Tee is my Mom’s daughter. No kidding.

  1. The reason lies in the fact that I don’t wear make-up. Well, I wear make-up maybe 5 times a year. 10 times a year, maybe I put on some eyeliner and gloss. I am THAT lazy. But give me a break! I wore make-up almost every single day during my corporate days and my skin now needs to breeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaathe. And when does a full-time mom have any time to put on make-up anyway? I have a lot to say about make-up but shall leave that for another day.
  2. I don’t wear moisturiser. I have some but I wear them also like 30 days in a year, when for some insane reason my skin gets terribly dehydrated and starts feeling icky and tight. Usually when we have just returned from a colder climate. I have combination skin, easily manageable and happy with just face wash. I have up to 5 face washes on my vanity counter that gets rotated just like all my other beauty products – perfume, moisturisers, shampoos, soaps. Friends warn me that I may not see the ill-efects now from my laziness but hell, my Mother is just like that, and she has good skin. Of course, this is owing to the daily freshly made fruit juice she consumes everyday for her cancer. I have hope still…..
  3. If I was vain, I’d have done something serious about my body shape or lack of, a long time ago. I kick myself wishing I was more vain but unfortunately, the mind is willing and the body is not. I love food too much. So despite real intentions to have a lifestyle change, the results are not showing yet. I used to be 47kg (my ideal weight). When I met my husband, it jumped to 52kg. After we got married, happiness got the better of me and kilos just loved me, so I had a few more kilo friends every year till I hit 62kg. At my pregnancy peak, I was 75kg. I’m now swinging between 65-69kg and this, ladies and gentlemen, is a big secret that I am letting out. Some people say I don’t look it so maybe I have heavy bones. Or just a heavy head.
  4. Having some Eurasian blood (I think?), has transferred some Big Bottom genes into my rear end. I have had a big behind from as far as I can remember, even during the days when my waist was 22 inches, my hips were still 36 inches. What to do? Live with it!!! Sometimes if it looks too big, then I tie a jumper around my waist to ‘cover’.
  5. Another secret? On the weekends, I brush my teeth AFTER breakfast. Assuming breakfast is at home…..unless we have visitors!
  6. I love painted nails and toenails but I haven’t got them. My Mom has always said that a good manicure and pedicure maketh a polished lady. I want to keep trying though. Except that it won’t really go with my dressing. *ponder – eyes looking upwards*
  7. I’m almost always in T-shirts and jeans. And Birkenstocks. And I carry a diagonal sling bag most days for practicality. Of course, I was very different pre-baby *wink*.

You Are 23% Vain


Okay, so you’re slightly vain from time to time, but you’re not superficial at all.You are realistic. You know that looks matter. You just try to make them matter less.

How Vain Are 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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Hong Kong Disneyland Part 2 – The Welcome Parade!

My little girl watches in fascination despite being rudely awakened by loud, blasting, hip-hop music.

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 …..just to give you a taste of the Disneyland parade. Atmosphere was superb. Music was brilliant. Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Ariel, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Alice and all their buddies, were jiving to the groove. It was great.

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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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Hong Kong Disneyland Part 1

Contrary to what you would imagine, Hong Kong Disneyland (HKD) is the smallest Disneyland in the world and perfect for toddlers. Little Tee went on every single ride except for one – the Space Mountain. It is sooooooo toddler friendly, all the rides, and so, if you have a child of a young age and feel they wouldn’t appreciate HKD, you are wrong. Because Tee LOVED it.

Heads up, you start paying the entrance fee of RM160 once the child hits 3 but they didn’t check. Dozens and dozens of good quality strollers for rent. Stay for the Magical Fireworks just before closing time, well worth the wait. And recommended stay at the Disneyland Hotels so you won’t have to travel far after the fireworks. Because by then, your legs would have fallen off and walking to the Mickey Mouse train is not a novelty no more.

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Can you guess what this is ???

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On the Disneyland Train to Disneyland…..

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 This greets you once you’re past the Welcome to Disneyland signboard.

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 THEN, you purchase your tickets and claim your first Disneyland souvenir.

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To ease your worries before you embark….

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And so the fun begins with RM25-50 balloons! You’d be hard pressed to resist an eager toddler speaking out vocally how she would just die if she hadn’t one of those. Then wait till you get into the Disneyland retail shops once you’ve finished the rides…………*smile*

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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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Living in Hong Kong

Would you live here?

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or here?

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or here?

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The residential landscape in Hong Kong gives me the creeps…

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RM1.5 million for a shoebox 550 square feet flat in a location that’s not hot. For that amount, you could get 3-4 times more space in the hottest locale. Just out of interest, a salesgirl in a Sungai Wang kind of retail shop in Hong Kong earns RM6,000 per month. If they didn’t, they’d be eating white rice and soya sauce everyday.

Next up. Hong Kong Disneyland….

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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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Holiday Home in Hong Kong

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I wouldn’t mind having a holiday home on the hills, assuming there are much less hazy days!

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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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Hong Kong Island on a gloomy hazy day

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Sorry, I don’t have the software to stitch 2 photographs together so you’ll just have to make out this blur panoramic view. It was even blur to the naked eye! Oh dear, you can’t see anything, can you? *sigh* What a waste of time….sorry.

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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 people view photographs

Hong Kong Shangri-La Coffee House – we woke up at 5.30am for the flight. We arrived at 4pm at the Coffee House, too exhausted to hunt anywhere else for food. A bowl of wanton noodles cost RM90 !!! Ok it had 6 huge prawn wantons with the juiciest, bouncy prawns. But still……Our total bill came up to just under RM1000 and I regretted like hell ordering roast duck, coffee and Tee’s black cup of warm milk. Because all that money could have gone to SHOPPING!!!!

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Whilst showing my Father in Law (FIL) the just under 600 photos we took from Hong Kong (he just arrived yesterday from Kelantan), he got bored before we even got to photo #20. OK I don’t expect him to view all 600 of them but doesn’t he at least want to see one photo of each location? My Mother is the same. She looks at 20-30 shots and it gets too overwhelming. I guess it’s the same for everyone if it isn’t your OWN photos, what more of your OWN child.

I view photos differently though. I look first at the story of the photograph. Then at the composition, if the subject is centred, not centred, the clarity and sharpness, the colour, the lack of colour, the little details in the background, wonder about the moment, ponder about the subject’s expressions (even if it is a building), get into the photographer’s head (although most people just shoot blindly), assess the point of interest of the shot and so. It takes me forever to look at photographs while I critique every snapshot of art. I suppose this is owing to a design background. But I was doing this since I was a child! When I’d visit places, I’d take in the smells, the sounds, the details. It’s all in the details.

Hong Kong pics up 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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Funny…

I took this quiz to boost my ego – Can you make anyone fall in love with you? Only 72% ??? It used to be 95%!!!


You Can Make 72% of Your Crushes Fall in Love With You


Your seduction skills are practically legendary. You know how to close the deal.
Just don’t let someone you’re really into get the better of you!
As long as you keep up your end of the flirting game, you’ll get the prize at the end.

Can You Make Anyone Fall in Love With 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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My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean….

Tee and I are guessing the tunes on her little laptop. She presses an alphabet and a familiar tune screeches. This makes it a reasonable game, guessing tunes.

Then suddenly, I am lost for words because I just cannot make out the next tune. I really thought I knew 26 nursery rhyme tunes with my ears and eyes closed. So I suggested that it sounded like a carousel kind of song.

“No, no!” she jumps excitedly and shouts with such conviction,

“The body lies in the ocean!!!”

“Oh! Is the body wrapped or in a suitcase?”    

NO, I DID NOT SAY THAT!!!

But the Hubs and I were in hysterics that Tee had transformed a melancholic Scottish folk song of absence and longing into a morbid CSI melody.

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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 Vicks

A friend of mine introduced me to Baby Vicks. It comes with a pink cap and is made from strawberries (I think?). Anyway…

The Hubs has been coughing like he has TB (tubercolosis) and suddenly, all day yesterday, Tee started coughing.

Mummy went into panic mode.

Sick child I do not need.

I heard somewhere that to stop a cough, to put Vicks liberally on feet and cover with socks all night before bed. Tee HATES wearing socks to sleep. She even HATES wearing her jammy bottoms to sleep. Complains its too hot!

Psycho time. Made up a little story about strawberries and booties and cough monsters. Prayed hard.

Next day. Not a single cackle of a cough. Swear to God.

Go get your Baby Vicks. Now. Go!

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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 perils of Asian pregnancy & after-birth superstitions

Heave-Ho! Where do I start?

This tag came from The I’mPerfect Mom.

Living in Malaysia and coming from a half-Chinese family, I am grateful that I wasn’t subjected to the customary strict pregnancy and after-birth confinement rules since my own mother was a hot, modern Mama and the MIL was safely tucked away in Kota Bharu, Kelantan. My mother did have many pantangs (superstitions) but nowhere near what some of my friends had to endure. Thank Heavens!

Here’s my take…..

  • Do NOT tell anyone you are pregnant before you reach 12 weeks of being pregnant.

At my first pregnancy, I was OVER THE MOON! I bugged all my colleagues, called all my family and friends, and even took out a notice in the newspaper. I boasted to everyone excitedly that I had missed my period and was indeed p.r.e.g.n.a.n.t. This was during my 4th week of pregnancy when the pregnancy stick showed very faint pink lines. Yes, I did the tests over and over till the Doctor confirmed I was pregnant. At 7 weeks, I miscarried. 6 months later, I got pregnant again, didn’t tell anyone and STILL miscarried. The Doctor said I had to quit my job if I wanted to have this baby. Or get an easier job. So I quit and believe or not, 1 month later, I was pregnant with Tee. Third time lucky.

  • Do NOT exercise or walk a lot during your 1st 12 weeks of pregnancy.

All my life, I’ve heard my mother say that in order to have an easy delivery, one must walk. A LOT. So walk a lot I did from day one. I walked long distances in sweltering Malaysian heat till I got abdominal cramps. No wonder I miscarried. Was I suppose to sit around heavy-bottomed staring at the idiot box all day?

  •  Do not eat watermelon or pineapple or other ‘cooling’ food during pregnancy. Including ice.

I was really hot whilst pregnant and NEEDED to cool myself down with ‘cooling’ food!!! I checked with my Doctor who verified that there is actual medical evidence that pineapple contained a certain enzyme that is harmful to the unborn foetus. So I didn’t have pineapple for 9 months. I was also scolded for wearing only my bra around the house as we carrying babies are supposed to be fully clothed in warmth. In sunny Malaysia. That was hardly practical so I allowed visitors to my home as little as possible whilst I basked in my own nakedness.

  • Do not renovate your home, paint your walls, hammer nails or watch horror movies.

If the home status quo was a happy one, rearranging your furniture brings on the possibility of imminent change to your current karma. If you painted your walls, your baby would come out having birth marks. All well and good if it was discreet and hidden but it may not be lucky enough and grow a big birth mark right smack in the centre of it’s entire face. Hammering nails would cause your baby to be born with a deformity such as cleft lip or an extra finger and watching horror movies would cause your baby to come out VERY UGLY. I didn’t want to take THAT risk so I looked at a LOT of pretty faces when I was pregnant 🙂 I did rearrange furniture and hang some paintings up though….no probems there!

And then once you’ve given birth, as if that in itself isn’t difficult enough, the mother is tortured with……..

  • No hair washing for a whole month or 40 days after delivery

The belief as I’ve been told is that wind enters easily through the mother’s head thus causing headaches and migraines forever should you wash your hair during this time. I couldn’t stand it so on day 4, I left the home on the pretext of buying some baby goods, and traipsed into a hairdressing salon. I told the girl. I’m in confinement. Make this super quick. And what does she do? Squirt freezing cold water onto my netted crown. My body froze. I’m doomed for life with a migraine problem. 2 weeks later, I was suffering from headaches. Really bad headaches. I wasn’t sure if it was due to the hairwash or the lack of sleep. Either way, I’m fine now. Really.

  • Bathing in scalding HOT herbal water / no fan or air-conditioning on, fully clothed

Another wind theory. *yawn* I have never ever bathed in boiling hot water before and assumed that we were to use it after it had cooled down but apparently not. I was instructed to pour it little by little onto my body, as much as I could take. OUCH!!!!! But it felt really good after the body got accustomed to burning temperature.

  • Eat ‘hot’ food (ginger) plus a whole load of other ‘confinement’ food

 Well…..I ave always loved ginger wine chicken and I have always loved food. Put anything on the table and I’d happily clean my plate. Besides, I believe you are what you eat. The confinement diet is designed to regenerate the mother’s health as she has lost a fair amount of blood.

  • Do not leave the house with baby during the first month

The Chinese believe that the first month of a baby’s life is it’s most vulnerable and if you were to leave the confines of your home, you would subject the baby to being stolen away by evil spirits. Well, if I’d met Tee before I delivered her, I might just have negotiated a barter with the spirits. And for the record, Tee left the home to Dome Cafe on Day 7 – why is she still here? Because a Higher Being wants me to care and love her forever……

I could go on…but this is a start.

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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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Trouble at the break of dawn

Before the alarm clock went off this morning, whilst we were all still deep in slumber. Or so I thought, 

“Mummy?”

I heard a whimper, opened my eyes in the dark and looked at Tee. Her eyes were closed. Was it my imagination? Without hesitation, I flumped my head back down without even bothering to look at the time. There was no light coming through the curtains, hello? The Hubs was in the next room because he came down with a fever since we returned from Hong Kong. That’s what babysitting for 4 days did to him. We didn’t want to breath the same air.

Then.

“Mummy?”

Shit. It wasn’t my imagination.

“Mmm.” I grunted and magically emanated some forces from my head to make Tee GO BACK TO SLEEP.

“Mummy, where is my bolster?”

“Mmm.” I pushed those forces harder with my mind. Work, God damn it! Work!

“Mummy, I need my bolster…” all this with her eyes still closed, can you believe it???

With great irritation, I threw off the duvet covers and started hunting in the dark for that blinking feathered sausage. Then I remembered she had taken it out to the living room the night before. Bugger. There is no way I am getting out of my bed before light arrives. Besides there may be lizards lurking….

“Here, use this!” I hurled her another small pillow.

Her eyes opened, “This is not my baby bolster!!” I need my baby bolster!!”

“Well, I don’t know where it is! You shouldn’t have taken it out to play yesterday. Go back to sleep!”

“NO, I NEED MY BABY BOLSTER!!!” she wailed…..

A pillow goes over my head.

Tee kicks and stomps the bed, screams and wakes up the whole household. The next thing we knew, the Hubs was getting scolded for not ensuring Tee’s baby bolster was with her when he got her ready for bed last night. How could he forget? Never, ever forget your daughter’s baby bolster! It is a matter of life and death. It is a matter of sex or no sex. Got it?

Be assured that we will not be having a case of the missing bolster from here on.

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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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Did I not tell you I was different? A face behind the name – young Big Pumpkin exposed.

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Disclaimer notice: 

I must clarify that this was taken several years ago, pre-baby. Pre-Little Tee. Everything has gone downhill since then. I have fed myself an additional 20 kilos from stress and emotional trauma. So please, please, please……. don’t faint when you meet me one day soon. I will not be held responsible for your blackout. Mom looks slightly puffy here because she had just been diagnosed cancer and was being fed some steroids. She looks less bloated now. Just bear in mind that I am a darn good marketing lady when you’re reviewing the above image.

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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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Grandmothers and Grandaughters – Part 5 of 6

My mother and Tee can talk. They can REALLY talk. They can talk for a really long time with words that politically spew out like slick. They both have Indian blood. And Indians are known to be ‘good’ talkers.

Their minds are also blade sharp. Their witty repertoires can leave you bursting with hysterics (good), infuriated with rage (not so good) or just bloody frigging somber……..(NOT GOOD AT ALL).

Since I didn’t inherit those ‘talking’ genes, please excuse me whilst I practise some quiet talking. To myself.

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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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A fun kind of exasperation

In the Lee household, we subconsciously practise a lot of negative parenting which we are not proud of. But believe me, if you had OUR pumpkin to deal with, you’d think twice before judging. It’s always don’t climb, be careful or you’ll spill, don’t run, don’t this, don’t that, stop it.

For example, today whatever was leftover of Tee’s bowl of food, slipped through the Hub’s fingers whilst he was rushing into the kitchen and SMASH!!!

Instantaneously a serious voice quipped,

“Uh-oh…The ants are going to come, Daddy….you better wipe it now. I toll you not to rush….Hrmpphh!” and she cycled away on her yellow tricycle.

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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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Toddler bedtime routine

Our bedtime routine is somewhat comparable to a Formula One pit-stop where everyone rushes at lightning speed to get a job done, except that in our case, the whole Ferrari team is suddenly hit with a bad case of food poisoning. Lightning jolts of pain strike their bodies into submission and everything gets a little haphazard. That’s our bedtime routine.

While I rush to get Tee’s stuff ready for school (Oh, there’s so much to do – we have a communications book to fill, plus her daily reading log book which sometimes I go ‘shit! I haven’t read her today’s book yet!’ The school sends home a book everyday that we must read to the child on top of the library books we get to borrow from the book room, pack her bag, get her uniform ready, plan breakfast, just to name a few last minute school preps.), the Hubs rushes her through her milk while reading her a bedtime story which she will ask for repeats. Every single night. Not one, not two, not three.

As soon as the cheerleading for milk to finish ends, the impatient harps for a quick teeth brushing, washing of face, hands and feet is battled, then into jammies and lights out. More often than not, Tee scampers out to put her own PJ’s on whilst the Hubs clears and cleans our washroom from the splashes of water and toothpaste off the surfaces. I told you it was a battle in there!

Last night was no different. And coincidentally, just as I was commenting to Health Freak Mommy about how Tee sometimes refuses her diaper at night so we have to secretly put a diaper on her after she sleeps, even if it means putting it over her panties, the over her panties thing thankfully never had to happen yet.

This morning when again our mad F1 routine began at 7.30am, the Hubs discovered that Lord of all things, there was a river of a panty INSIDE her diaper. The cheeky brat had dressed herself last night and none of us had checked, assuming all was OK since she did it every night with success. I mean, if the girl is all dressed and under the covers all ready for bed, we are grinning ear to ear and out the door, baby!

When asked why she didn’t take her panties off last night when she put her diaper on, she laughed with a lot of nerve, “I tiwicked you, I twicked you, hahaha!!!” (twicked = tricked).

Not knowing whether to laugh along or tell her sternly not to do it again, the Hubs took the wet panty away with a grunt, pincers and a bucket, for a wash and soak.

Well, now we know. She is definitely NOT ready for night time sleep without a diaper.

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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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Grandmothers and Grandaughters – Part 4 of 6

WILY WAYS WITH THE MALE SPECIES

You read right! This is sure confirmation that Tee is of the lineage that my Mother strung along. Somewhere along the line, there is a gene named ‘Talent with Men’. Genealogy doesn’t fail. We don’t have any gay family. Not that I know off anyway. But one thing’s for sure, the women in this family have ways of getting what they want with men. Does that explain my Mother’s 3 husbands? I sure hope Tee doesn’t follow that route.

Tee has no qualms kissing any boy she takes a fancy to. And she usually likes the good looking ones (so shallow, right?). And Indians. She likes Indian boys too. But they have to be good looking.

As for me, I have dated rich men, poor men, tall men, short men, local men, foreign men, boring men and exciting men. What they all had in common was a good heart. Hmm….

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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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Grandmothers and Grandaughters – Part 3 of 6

GOOD GENES

Tee and her Nana both have good genes. I got the bad ones. They are naturally pretty and photogenic. They have faces magazines and TV Commercials hunt for. My Mother did many TV Commercials and Advertisements in her younger days and many have encouraged me to bring Tee for casting. Good income source. Make her work for her toys. I’m not sure how I feel about that yet and I haven’t had the time anyway. But yeah, good genes…..

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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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Grandmothers and Grandaughters – Part 2 of 6

CHEEKY

My Mother is cheeky. So is Tee. I do not posess the inborn naughtiness these 2 souls have. My Mother would teach Tee to pull the leg hair of my stepfather and Tee would do just that, then run away giggling. Followed by a growl (my stepfather) and fits of hysterics (Tee and my Mother). They love playing tricks on people, those clowns.

Knowing how much I hate lizards, Tee would sometimes shout out to me that there is a lizard behind me and I would leap to the moon, screaming thunder. At times, she is more subtle. She’d look in a particular direction on the ceiling even if there was nothing. Just to stress me out. When I ask her in panic, “What? What is it? Is there a lizard?”, she would stretch the corners of her mouth from ear to ear silently. That cheeky smirk and silence drives me nuts because I do not know if there is really a lizard or not! So I’d leave the area anyway. Just in case.

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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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Grandmothers and Grandaughters – Part 1 of 6

THE LOVE FOR JIGSAW PUZZLES

Do you know how sometimes kids skip a generation and all the traits you, as parents didn’t inherit, your child does? This is exactly what has happened with Tee. She is best buddies with my Mother, which makes up for my lack of relationship with my own Mom I guess. Her Nana is her most favourite pal in the whole wide world. She is also her piggy bank – maybe that’s why. Actually, her Nana gives in to her all the time. Anything she wants. The moon? Sure…..

Tee has my Mother’s extreme patience with jigsaw puzzles. I am not a jigsaw puzzle person. But Tee can sit quietly and do her 100 piece jigsaw albeit between 1 to 3 sittings. She has two 100 piece jigsaw puzzles right now that she is happy to do over and over again. Such patience is beyond me.

A friend of mine has a kid who converses at the same level as Tee. Very intelligent kid. But when she heard that Tee did 100 piece jigsaws, she was flabbergasted. Her kid was only exposed to 4 piece jigsaws. I told her it wasn’t a big deal. If she placed a 100 piece jigsaw in front of her kid, he may be overwhelmed at first but sit and encourage him and after a few times, he will be a whiz.

I also think it is temperament. Whether the kid has an interest in jigsaws to start of with. For example, he was very good at opening bottles at the age of 20 months when Tee was nowhere near spinning the caps although she kept trying and trying. Kids develop at different paces. The most important thing to focus on is that your kid is happy. Expose them to everything but never, ever push. If your kid can’t do the stuff other kids can, SO WHAT? At the age of 6, 7 or 8…..they would have caught up. And just so you know, those who develop faster before the age of 6 are not necesarrily the winners in life. This is proven.

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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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Less important than a HKD30 T-Shirt

That would be me.

We have purposefully taken up travel insurance for hospitalisation overseas just in case Tee or myself, God forbid, needed some medical attention during our holiday. Just before leaving for the airport, I am reminded anxiously if I have packed along dozens of Ventolin (my inhalers).

Because.

Should I start gasping for air at any time, there will be nobody to rush me to hospital as my Mother and Godsister would be too busy shopping in the crazy Hong Kong sale. They have demanded that I am self-sufficient these 4 days.

I always knew I had so much love. 

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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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That Bitch from London

Now that I have your attention. Here is Tee’s (2 yrs 9 mths) rendition of London Bridge.

Heard today after school:

London Bitch is foyying down,

Foyying down, foyying down,

London Bitch is foyying down,

My Fair Yaydee…..

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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 kind of friends….

Since Tee started playschool, I have actually some time on my hands to make a few phone calls to old friends whom I have not seen since Tee was born, and time to actually meet them. I don’t know about other Moms but when Tee is within the same space as me, making even a 1 minutes phone call is like calling long distance to Uzbekhistan. Bloody impossible, irritating and a waste of time.

Last night, I spent 3 hours with an old friend from College. Fatty (he isn’t fat but I nicknamed him such 20 years ago and the name has stuck) was a damn good friend at college. He’d be the one who’d fill my glass when it got half empty. He was the one who protected me from negative forces. His soul would beam whenever I had successes in life and he would tell me his honest to God opinion. Even that my cellulite looked really gross. I appreciated that. Honesty.

Not having seen him for 3 years, with hardly so much contact as an annual text message just to touch base, it was really good to finally have caught up with him. We lead such different lives now. I’ve had a kid and become a stay-at-home-mom. He’s had a heart attack and told he only has 15 years more to go, if he doesn’t get another heart attack before that. We’ve shared the highs, we’ve done the lows. We’ve traversed rainbows and slums and everything else in between. Yet when we met, nothing had changed. We still understood each other. Our cores were strong. We still stood for whatever we believed in as foolish, monkeying teenagers at 15.

With some people, you just have a ‘connection’. There is a certain level of understanding that cannot be explained. I may not see Fatty for another year or two, but the satisfaction of knowing that there really is someone out there looking after my very best interest at heart is extremely comforting. In the meantime, I will be praying for his recovery and journey towards a healthier lifestyle. And RM140,000 for stem cell surgery to help his heart condition since he only has half a heart left that actually works.

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This morning I met another friend whom I hadn’t seen since my baby shower (I was 7 months preggers). Han hasn’t changed physically but I was a lot smaller since I was 7 months pregnant! Again, practically no contact for 3 years yet, just like old times. The bond, the sharing, the ‘our moms are crazy’ gripes, our new kids, parenthood, our other halves….Hardly any contact but still, I felt the love. The love of a friend for another. A true kind of love. No jealousy. No competition. No comparisons. No negativity. Complete trust. Honey, we’ve reached home…..

Friendships like these. I treasure. For life.

Those of you out there. You know who you are.

I treasure you. For 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 love Tee has for her Father and her Grandmother

Last night I baked some honey chicken from the lovely Jomel (see Chickie Delights on May 31st) and Tee LOVED it. She loved it so much that she asked for more and more and more. She finished her share, the rest of my share and still wanted more. I swear I have been feeding her well for the past week, OK? In case you had any ideas of me tying her over with cookies and bones. Yet she said her tummy could eat a whole car of that chicken.

So I suggested, OK let’s get some of Daddy’s share. Her face turned.

“But what will Daddy eat then?” she asked with earnest concern.

“It’s OK, we’ll just take a little bit.” I reassured her.

“I’m worried if Daddy has no more chicken….” Obviously she doesn’t trust me!

“Don’t worry, Daddy will have lots more. We’re just gonna take a little bit.” I continue my sales pitch.

“OK. But make sure he has some more chicken to eat. I don’t want my Daddy to starve.” Gosh woman, you are making me puke.

“OK.” I reassure her again with my charade.

Later, I told the Hubs about how thoughtful his daughter was and his head swelled with coconut water.

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Arriving at my Mother’s apartment, Tee noticed very quickly that it wasn’t my Mother’s car parked in her parking lot. It’s the first thing she looks out for to tell if her Nana is home or not. She was visibly and vocally upset.

“Whose car is that?” she asks in rage.

“I don’t know. We’ll find out soon enough….” I reply.

“I’m sad. I don’t want that car there. Only my Nana can park there. That is my Nana’s parking lot.” the Drama Queen performance begins.

“I know. I wonder whose car that is.” also curious and a little pissed.

“I’m going to kick that car. That is MY Nana’s parking lot…” she starts crying.

I manage to distract her and we enter my Mother’s apartment only to find that the car belongs to my aunt. She got herself  a new car so we didn’t recognise it. Thank Heavens I didn’t encourage Tee to thrash it. *evil grin*

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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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Blogging holiday before the real holiday

4 days to go. Before Hong Kong Disneyland. Tee starts school tomorrow. 2 weeks of school holiday and I have already forgotten how much needs to be done. Damn those lingering pregnancy hormones. Get out! Get out! So much to organise. Father’s Day. ETC.

I will be working hard in my dungeon till it is all over.

Have a great 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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I am a Pisces/Aries but the quiz says I am 80% Aries!


You are 80% Aries
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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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An excursion to the Tun Razak Police Station

As the school holidays come to an end, I am excited about school starting again – YAY! No more toddler entertaining, no more toddler excursions, no more toddler whines in the morning, Just ME TIME.

ME, ME, ME!!!

I’m selfish. I can’t help it.

Yesterday, I drove Tee to the police station to watch how Malaysian police operate, to observe their uniform (and gun!), to see where she would be spending her nights if she should be disobedient. Unfortunately, the police felt she was too young to see an actual behind bars prison so we had to skip that part. Bugger. Nevertheless, it was a refreshing change for the police as Tee entertained them from their usual anguished victims grievances.

Nervous when we arrived…..

Still suspicious but with a bribe, managed to get her carried by the police woman OF HER CHOICE.

This is what the interior of a police station looks like.

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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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Stressful drive home

Those of you in KL are familiar with what a heavy downpour does to peak hour traffic. What more, we are forced to accelerate through landslide city and tree-falling town avoiding mishaps of impending accidents (we love living the dangerous life – not), except that when there is a thunderstorm, we can hardly do just that. Instead, we are trapped amongst raged convicts out to crash into you and your car, in a parking lot. It is extremely stressful, to say the least.

Before leaving my mother’s home yesterday evening, I had asked Tee a million gazillion times to eat her dinner but her mind was focused like a scientist on a new experiment, on her jigsaw puzzle. It is her new ‘leave Mummy alone’ hobby. Tearing her away from it is like asking a fish to live out of water. Running out of patience, I decided that we will just rush home and feed her later. Half of me felt she ought to learn that when it is time to eat, you EAT.

So. A kung-fu match, fishmarket bartering and several bribes later, we were on our way.

“Mummy, I’m hungwy. I need to eat my satay now.”

After a telling off, I casually asked my husband (whom we had just picked up from work) to reach out for a satay stick that I’d packed along. He expelled a flat no. The Hubs does not like food on the go and felt a satay stick in the car was too dangerous. Tee could potentially stab poke herself as the car jerked. Immediately sensing her father’s refusal, Tee started whining that she was staaaaaaarrrr……………………..vvvving and really needed to eat her satay NOW. So I requested that he fed her instead, he could peel it off and stuff it into her mouth. Negative. A heavy metal head pounding row ensued and I felt guilty for not force-feeding her before we left.

Great.

Not only was I fighting with other motorists on the road to inch forward, there was a family feud happening right inside my car. Thu Hubs and Tee, the 2 loves of my life, are also the most uniyielding bulls in this entire Universe. The squabbling continued.

But suddenly, Tee changes strategy.

“Mummy, I need to shi-shi.” (go for a wee)

Oh, barmy ducklings! Of all the times to go for a wee, she has to go when we’re right smack of a thunderstorm traffic jam in the middle of a highway, nowhere near home. Or any other toilet facility for that matter.

Another telling off streams to deaf ears and Tee insists she is sewious (serious) and really needs to wee. Thank heavens for Tommy Tippee Potettes, I actually had her foldable potty in a plastic bag under the car seat.

“Quick, get it out before she wets her car seat.” I motioned to the Hubs.

“No. She has to learn.” He pigheadedly declined.

“What? Are you sure? What about the car seat?” My motherly instincts felt for my daughter as I knew how sweatful it was when you couldn’t go when you really had to go. I also worried about the expensive Eddie Bauer Cosco Juvenile being smothered in piss. No………!!!

“Well, if she wets her car seat, we take it out and she doesn’t go out anymore.” The Hubs said as a matter of factly. Surely, he was kidding. If I knew him any better, he would be the first to fly into a flipping rage if Tee wet her car seat.

“Mummy, I really need to shi-shi now. I can’t wait any longer….” Tee pleaded.

A circling carousel of Tee insisting she needed to wee, me assuring her to hold on and that we would be home real soon and the Hubs refusing to bring out the potette, ran for the next 20 minutes entire drive home that went on for…….ever. His rationale was that if we allowed her to wee in the car, she would refuse to go wee before we left for any journey in future, thinking she could always wee in the car. Fair enough. As long as HE dealt with the wet car seat.

Was it stressful? It was multi-tasking at its best with bubbling blood reaching escalating heights way above my short frame. I didn’t think she was going to make it. I imagined the Hubs fury when she wet her car seat. I could hear the potential cryings and the scoldings…….as I tried to drive as fast as I could. In a traffic jam.

When we finally pulled into the parking lot and rushed our way up, I was still coaxing, “Hold on, Baby….just a little longer.”

And Tee threatened, “I can’t hold any longer. I need to shi-shi…..Mummy!!!”

Finally, the front door throws open. Bags drop.

“Let’s go, let’s go. Run into the washroom!” I urged when I noticed that she didn’t rush to the washroom on her own accord.

She just stood there. Pause.

She looks up at me gingerly with those marble eyes,

“I want to eat my satay first.”

“WHAT??!!! I thought you really needed to wee!!! YOU GO AND WEE NOW! IF YOU CAN EAT YOUR SATAY FIRST, IT MEANS YOU DON’T REALLY NEED TO WEE. YOU SAID YOU NEEDED TO WEE. WHAT IS ALL THIS NONSENSE?! I DON’T LIKE THIS. YOU DON’T TELL ME YOU WANT TO EAT YOUR SATAY NOW WHEN FOR THE LAST HOUR YOU SAID YOU NEEDED TO WEE! NOW GO!!”

“Yes, but I’m hungwy now so I need to eat my satay first.” She reasons, setting her priorities straight.

Telling off Number Three is practised whilst the Hubs nods knowingly, “See?? She’s done that to me before.”

I go to my room and close the door shut.

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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 brother, the Durian.

Tough as rock on the outside and deliciously soft and squishy on the inside. The durian is also a favourite fruit of mine, incidentally. Including Indian mangoes.

My brother is 10 years younger – he was an ‘accident’. Oops. But seeing that me and my other brother were all big and boring, my parents decided to tire themselves out all over again. I am glad they did because he is the most wonderful brother you could ever dream of having. Despite his laziness.

Snowflake (his baby nickname because he was SOOOOOO fair and lovely) was born a Leo and I loved him to bits. He was a dream baby, toddler, kid. He wasn’t loud and boisterous like the boys. He wasn’t argumentative like the girls. He was neat, kind and loving with days spent reading children’s encyclopaedias. I fed him some beer when he was 6 and he became quite visibly drunk, pure entertainment for us – bad sister.

He passed out one day and I resuscitated him. I still remember how the maid panicked and carried him out into the neighbourhood yelling for help. She was the only adult home and it was the scariest moment of my younger life.

He was also entrepreneurial. At the age of 4, he used to draw with coloured markers (artistic creative talent has dawned on both my brothers) and stick ‘decorative studs’ on his shoes and my Mother’s friends would always ooh and aah about how wonderful his shoes were. Snowflake (not a very macho name, init?) would voluntarilly ask them if they’d like their shoes decorated as well. Only 4 Ringgit. No one took him up on the offer. Probably because his price was out of range. I’m sure that’s why he’s in finance now.

Unfortunately, my parents divorced when he was 10 and I can only imagine that the smelliest and heaviest of concrete shit crashed upon his world. I wasn’t even around to be there for him, enjoying the London air. He got passed around like a football when everybody was too busy dealing with their own emotional shit. He had to stay with Dad, then with an Aunt, then back to Dad, then with Mom. When he finally returned to Mom, he seemed a wreck. Stripped off his confidence and not looking anyone in the eye, he wouldn’t even speak. It took 2 years for my Mother to scrape him out of his shell before he started joining our world again.

Many years, girlfriends and dramas later, Snowflake developed into a Durian. See how people can change?

He doesn’t give anyone the time of day. He is surface arrogant and knows his strengths and weaknesses to a T. He has many street friends. He is bloody intelligent. He plays strategy computer games and wins. He is the strong, silent type. He doesn’t say much but when there is something to say, it is so powerful it blows you over. He doesn’t change his voice when he talks to his one and only niece, Lil Tee. C’mon…….everybody changes their voice when they talk to Lil Tee. He is also well protected and tough, and has very thick skin. He makes all his girlfriends do the work. No, they just want to do the work. For some God forsaken reason.

And then, he is fiercely loyal. He would take really good care of special people. He had this cousin who was less fortunate, that he would care for everywhere they went. And then he had a friend he would protect like he was the father of the kid. If I was really in trouble, I know I could count on him. He loves like there is no tomorrow and is ragingly passionate. He will never admit this, of course. He has this intensity within him…..and I guess that must be why all the girls are putty in his hands.

Unfortunately, I don’t have a picture of him as he’s not big on pictures. So this will have to do.

Of course, the real reason I write of my brother is because he is exactly like me.

Hi Durian, if you’re reading *wave*

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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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Chinese Sexy Woman

Today, someone googled the above phrase and found my blog. Hmm…..

I guess I am a CHINESE SEXY WOMAN.

Ladida dida….*head floating & bouncing*

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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 Bingo and how to entertain a toddler for 4 hours

Today, Tee and I had fun making our own Bingo game and had even more fun playing Bingo.

 

 

How to make Baby Bingo – lots of cardboard, colour pencils and scissors. Make 2 base cards or however many, depending on however many players want to play. Divide it into written numbers. For younger children, up to number 5 or 10, for older children up to 50. We did up to 20. She can count to 30 (missing 16-19) but Mummy was too lazy to make SO many Bingo cards so 20 was sufficient. Then make even more numbers on cardboard and cut out to match the Bingo base cards.

There are several ways to play the game but the objective of the game is to cover your base card completely and whoever covers it with individual cards first wins.

Bingo 1 – A Bingo Master will pick a card and call out the number. Players will quickly check their base card if they have the number or not. If they do, the first one who shouts BINGO gets to keep the card and cover his base card. Keep going till the first person completely covers his base card. For us, whenever Tee completely covered her base card, she would jump up and shout “Bingo, Bingo, Bingo!!!” to confirm her win and then I would shake her hand and congratulate her (so she learnt the word, congratulations) and then she takes a bow and we clap. 🙂

Bingo 2 – Put the little numbered cards into a plastic bag and each player takes turns to pick out a card. If they have the same number on their base card, they keep the number and cover their base card. If they don’t have the number, they have to put the card back and it’s the next player’s turn. Keep going till the first person finishes covering their base card. The first person to finish covering their base card completely gets to shout BINGO!

Bingo 3 – just play however you like and have fun! It teaches kids how to recognise numbers and match them as well. Plus they get to shout BINGO. Now, how can that NOT be fun!!!?

Enjoy!

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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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Fairy princess in the making

Throughout her 2+ years, Tee has accumulated several magic wands from various sources but this week’s self-made magic wand was the most fun by far! Tee made a magic wand and a crown and dressed up as a fairy princess with her friends this week. She knew from the onset of life who ruled in the Lee household.

 

 

 

When I am too lazy to write, I post pics *smiles*

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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 Big Pumpkin

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I present to you – Big Pumpkin at 1 year old.

Since you asked. 🙂

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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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Meaning of My Children’s Names – Tag

I got tagged. I don’t even know what it means or how it works but I will give it a go from whatever I understand with my infinitely limited blog skills. The only tag I know was the playing chase kind of tag when I was 12. 🙂

I was tagged by Lian – thank you for introducing me to the tag game. I have actually written about Lil Tee’s name before so I shall just make a link to the meaning of Tee’s name.

Tessa also means many things in many languages….harvester, Goddess, princess, drama queen, brat.

Enjoy!!!

I was earlier telling Lian that I have nobody on blogosphere to tag so if you’re reading this, have kids and haven’t done this tag, indulge me please! Give me some face!

**Start Copy**
Proposition: What is the meaning of your kid’s name?
Requirements: write about what or how or why you gave that name to your kids.
Quantity: FIVE PEOPLE.
Tag Mode:1st – You leave their blog and post link and add to the list below. 2nd – Let the blogger you want to tag know they been tagged by comment in their blog or etc.

Msaufong – SQ & Kiki

Shoppingmum & Kids – Justin & Isabelle

Chooi Peng – Kai Wen

Judy – Terry

Dragonmummy – Nicole & Marcus

Jasmine – Faythe & Vyktore

Anggie – Jeremy

Chanel – Jeriel

Sandra – Indiana & Maya

Lian – Karina, Damus & Danic

Big Pumpkin – Tessa

Gosh. After doing all that, I’m not such a hot fan of tags – it takes forever linking everyone.

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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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In the midst of conversation

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“Oh really? My Mummy said I could get that cool Adidas watch once I can actually read the time….. I know!!! Who needs to, right? Watches are worn to look pretty!!!”

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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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Happiness is…..

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The Freedom to Dance!

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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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Enjoying Cookie Art

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Just bake a simple cookie, if you have a lot of time, bake a Gingerbread cookie (yum!). Then fill icing sugar and butter with different colourings into small plastic bags, tie them up tight and snip a small hole at the corner of the plastic bag for kids to pipe out icing. Tee loved it – so fun! Best part? She got to eat HER cookie…..chomp, chomp, chomp.

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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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When you hit rock bottom

I write this for the sake of those who are there right now. I’ve been there before. And everyone goes there at some point of their lives. Some visit several times over. It’s not a friendly place to be but we need to be there because we need something to compare to when we get up again. If we didn’t, we wouldn’t know we were up when we are up.

It is just a phase that will pass (1 day, 1 week, 1 month, 1 year, 1 decade – it is up to you). If you are rock bottom, it can only get better, right? So you DO have something to look forward to. This is a journey of self-discovery. Find out why you are feeling the way you are. Address your demons. And I promise you, things WILL get better. Nothing is permanent.

I went through my lowest of lows when I was at University. It was a tough time because for the first time in my life, I was away from family, alone. Insecure as a 19 year old thrown into big city London, where all my peers seemed so knowledgable and vocal. Then my parents divorced and my whole world crumbled. I started hallucinating because I was so depressed. And then I checked myself in to see a psychiatrist because I thought I was going mad. He of course, told me that I was perfectly sane and not to waste his time. I needed that jolt to shock me out of this depression. It was a case of poor me, pity me, feel sorry for me, my life is terrible, I am a victim……and I managed to get out of that mode of thinking.

YOU CAN TOO!!!

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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 difference between Mummy and Daddy

When bathing Tee:

Mummy – dumps her in the tub with bubbles and play/bath her or let her play by herself and Mummy brings laptop to bathroom :-). Takes her out and dries her. She clothes herself. Leaves water there for Daddy to clean up.

Daddy – gently puts her in the tub with bubbles and play/bath her. Takes her out, dries and cloth her. Then cleans bath tub spotless.

When brushing Tee’s teeth:

Mummy – brushes all molars for 5 seconds each, then the insides and outsides, then the front teeth top and bottom, then insides and outsides. Spit, gargle. Brush tongue. Gargle. Spit. Done.

Daddy – God knows what he does but screams from bathroom are common, “No! Too hard! Brush Gently! NO!!” followed by “if you stop moving around, then it won’t be painful, alright!”

When feeding Tee:

Mummy – prepares food on high chair, belts her up and says “Eat!”. Tee obediently eats…..if she rejects food, Mummy still makes her eat, unless Mummy knows she is full from something else.

Daddy – 2 scenarios: either he follows her around feeding her whilst she plays or he will ask her if she wants to eat. If she says no, then he will put food away. Meaning she can go without food if she chooses to say no. Men!

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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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Ouch!

I woke up this morning with a sharp pain on my neck. I could barely move my swollen head and wondered if I had slept ‘wrongly’ but unlikely….so I wondered if it was the steroids playing tricks with my nerves. Tee was trying hard to get me awake with questions pertaining to the whereabout of her bloody coil springs.

We got her some coil springs yesterday from 1 Utama – great physics lesson for the tot. Most kids love it as they watch the coils walk down staircases by itself, or spring back from stretched position. They make tunnels and bridges and jewellery and it’s a toy that stretches your imagination, really.

“Where are the rest of my coyels, Mummy?”

“I don’t know. Mummy is sleeping….Zzzz”

“I can’t find them, Mummy. Where are them?”

“Where are THEY? I don’t know. Mummy is sleeping. Don’t disturb me right now.”

“Where are THEY….I need to find my coyels….”

“Tee, I am sleeping. Please don’t disturb me. Mummy is not well….”

She leaves the bedroom. Later during breakfast,

“Mummy, I found them!!! It’s up there!!! Can you help me get them, please?” with sparkly, twinkling eyes…..

*shit – she found the hiding space.*

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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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Ponderings of Mother Daughter Relationships

It is an age old cliche that mothers and daughters always have some form of relationship problems. I wonder why that is though because it really doesn’t have to be.

I have an extremely difficult relationship with my Mother. My Mother had me when she was very young, and then blamed me for the loss of her chidhood. From the youngest age of 7, I could already remember not liking my Mother. I still don’t. But I love her more than anything. Does that make sense? 

Our relationship got worse and worse from there till she disowned me one day and we didn’t speak for 18 months. After much grovelling and flowers, she started speaking to me again. I have a sharp tongue not everyone can take but I only use it when extremely provoked. My Mother is very traditional and old fashioned when it comes to values and respect. She is always right and even when she is wrong, you are not allowed, as her child, to tell her that she is wrong. She is not one of those conventional Mothers either, who are interested in her own children, or any for that matter. She has never ever taken an interest in any of my school achievements or failures, she doesn’t know what I got up to all my life, she doesn’t know me. But she thinks she does, of course. So you see our dilemma?

She has hurt me countless of times. Little things associated with my Mother would gather the dark cloud of gloom over my head. When I was hospitalised in England, my Mother never called once nor enquired about my well-being. I wish she had. When I wanted to show her the brilliant model I made that had won so much praise at University, she was not the least bit interested to see it. She had to rush off. To shop. She has this knack of twisting words and changing stories, without realising. And whilst she professes to keeping the family together, she unknowingly says things that potentially tear us apart. She would say negative things about my brothers to me and then she would say negative things about me to my brothers, for example. It’s quite silly, really. Thank God, my brothers and I are tight. We don’t talk often but I know that is any of us needed each other, we’d be there. We went through a lot, my brothers and I. We are tight.

Maybe it’s just old age. I forgive her. She has cancer after all.

I strive to understand her but I cannot. Whilst she is the most generous, loving and fun Mother, somehow this does not rub off on me. I wonder sometimes if there is still this blame on me that I made her life miserable (which is really through no fault of mine), hence she just can’t accept me the way I am. I know she loves me but something about our relationship makes her run away from me. Is it because she is afraid that I would judge her? She never wants to spend any time with me but would rather hang out with others. I don’t think it is because I am boring or that I smell.

I wish I had a normal relationship with my Mother. One where there is a seamless flow of communication but I suppose an old leopard cannot change it’s spots. Maybe she is just an unhappy person and thinks I was the cause of her unhappiness.

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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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Tee’s Favourite Book – The Monkey Puzzle

For the longest time, Tee had several favourite books but suddenly (in the last month), she has consistently asked for Monkey Puzzle by Julia Donaldson. I have to read it to her sometimes up to ten times a day. I swear we both know the book inside out. She has also learnt phrases from it and goes around saying, “Without a doubt!”

I first came to know of Julia Donaldson when I was researching children’s books for the weekly story-telling sessions at my old work place. I contacted the publishers and had permission from Axel Scheffler (the illustrator) himself, to reproduce his work for the marketing of my story-telling events. Because her books are so good, we used them a lot and needless to say, Tee has almost all of them. Just as she has every Sandra Boynton book (for her younger days) and every Dr Seuss book. And then more.

Julia Donaldson is an award winning British author who puts good English into Rhyme and makes stories really enjoyable. Tee’s favourites are The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo’s Child, Room on The Broom, The Snail and The Whale and Monkey Puzzle. I think her particular attraction to Monkey Puzzle is because she relates it to her relationship with me, her Mummy. The Monkey has lost his Mummy and then a big adventure ensues, followed by the warm, cuddly sense of relief when Monkey finally gets reunited with Mom again. I guess it is how Tee feels when she hasn’t seen me for awhile and then I come home. Or mabe it’s just the great way I tell the story! *joke*

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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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Tee’s First Report Card

Actually they have new names for it now – Toddler Assessment File, Annual Report, Children’s Annual Assessment, Parent Teacher Chat (PTC), Toddler Appraisal, Toddler Evaluation Sheet…..yeah, I know. So serious.

I sat with Tee’s teacher for a whole hour looking through this plastic sheet file filled with a documentary of Tee’s life at school. It had pictures of Tee at school to give us a glimpse of what happens behind closed doors (must ask them for DVD next time). It had the boring assessment sheet where the teacher would tick the level she is at for each particular skill that is divided into toddler development (gross motor skills, fine motor skills, physical development, speech, confidence, creativity, blah blah…..and this is further divided into things like can hold pencil correctly, can balance on one leg without support, can walk up stairs one leg at a time, can recognise alphabets, knows phonics, can comprehend stories and answer questions, can count and understand up to 5, add and subtract up to 5, can go to the washroom independently, knows how to verbalise ideas blah blah). Then it had a write up on each category specific to Tee which was more interesting. And of course, it included all the work that she had done at school.

The teacher said Tee was the livewire of her class. She is the youngest but the noisiest (aiyo….so shy – I couldn’t help but wonder if the teacher could tell about what goes on at home which resulted in my todler being so brazen). She said that whenever Tee was absent from school, the class was very quiet. She said Tee made classes fun because she has so much character.

She said Tee was a leader and that she has not heard Tee speaking gramatically incorrect at all (Hmmm…..obviously her ears weren’t open wide enough). She gave an example of Drama Class one day when the Drama teacher burst into class frantically with a problem, yelling in panic that she was a zoo keeper and her animals had escaped. The monologue continued for a few seconds with her anguishing about what she was going to do to retrieve her animals back into their cages when Tee suddenly started flailing one arm like an elephant’s trunk and started running around the class making elephant noises. Since she started the ball rolling, the Drama Teacher continued the acting and tried to catch her elephant. Eventually the rest of the class became all the various animals that escaped the zoo. Sounds so fun! I wish I was at school.

Then she made the observation that Tee likes her space. She is fairly obedient at school but if she is concentrating on something and another kid interrupted her, she would get very upset. And she would definitely show that she was very upset. Errr…..I thought that happened to every toddler, no?

She said Tee knew how to make the class laugh and knew how to tell stories and jokes. Yes, that I already know. She knows what a joke is and will just tell any made up story from her imagination and then add in her own silly punchline. If only I had a recorder to record every single one of them…..

Surprisingly, she didn’t say that Tee was extremely bossy. I think she was being polite. Because Tee is the bossiest bossy boots two year old I know. And I have met more than 50 two year olds at the Mummy Baby Organisation I volunteer at.

To shave a long story, the teacher didn’t have a single negative thing to say about Tee. Oh, except that I had to be consistent with Time Outs. Because this girl knows how to answer back.

I thanked the teacher and commended the school for using such rich vocabulary that Tee has obviously attained from school because she comes home saying things like, “That blue car is a Peugeot like Nana’s, Mummy. Is that a good observation?” or “I’d like to be disobedient now” or “Don’t disturb me, I’m concentrating.” Plus her Mandarin has really taken off. She is now constantly asking me how to say this and that in Mandarin but unfortunately, her Mummy blur-sotong, can’t speak Mandarin, so I always refer her to Lau Tze or her Amah.

*sigh* I must be some manic Mom waiting to hear which areas I have to concentrate on with her but no such luck. So I guess I will just continue showing her who’s really Boss around here since her teacher’s have no real complaints about her development…..

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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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Toddlers making Toddler Fruit Salad

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swim2.jpg Tee made a fruit salad by the pool with her friends one day. They had a fruit lesson in texture, smells, sight and taste AND they got to practise their gross motor skills! Tee is a pro at cutting with her knife and chopping board as she has lots of practice with me in the kitchen. That’s the only way I can cook in peace – give her a chopping board with some carrots or celery or brocolli.

So it’s no surprise she came out tops at cutting fruit too. The kids got to cut papaya, bananas, grapes, honeydew, watermelon and mango. Then they were asked to mix it all up and jiggle wiggle it all around. And then they had to scoop the fruit into their own bowls. Finally, they got to EAT their own creation!!!

None of the adults dared touch the fruit salad 😛

And then they all got to swim after. It was Tee’s first time swimming in water with water wings where she couldn’t touch the ground. She can also dip her face into water holding her breath for one or two seconds. All through following another kid. I couldn’t believe she had the guts to ‘swim’ by herself when usually she is a real chicken that would cling on to me for dear life.

*sigh* my little girl is growing up too fast……

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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 old friend, Asthma, is visiting again.

I spent 3 hours at the hospital because it is the Malaysian King’s Birthday today, which means that none of the neighbourhood clinics are open. Just for the record, did you know that Malaysia is a country with one of the most public holidays in the world? Don’t people get sick on public holidays? Oh, how can I forget….Doctors need their holidays too.

I got an earful from the A&E Doctor for not coming in earlier, to which I meekly explained that this flu of mine has been ongoing for the last month and in fact, I’d just finished a course of antibiotics, proving that on the contrary, Doctors have actually been my new best friends. Used my Indian blood (yeah, I have some Indian blood…..and Portuguese, and Chinese) negotiating skills to talk her out of giving me an injection and it worked! I am absolutely terrified of needles. Needles and lizards. There. Now you know my weaknesses.

She gave me some steroid pills instead to be taken immediately (pray it doesn’t bloat me up because a pumpkin honestly needs no more puffing up). After finishing the nebuliser, she told me that if I wasn’t well by tomorrow evening, then I would have to be admitted.

WHAT!!!??&#%#!!!!

No way am I being admitted into hospital!!! What would happen to Little Tee?

So I am praying hard. The last times I prayed this hard was when my Mother was struck by cancer and when Little Tee was hospitalised. Which is to confirm that I do pray everyday, just not this hard….

I am praying real hard now that my recovery will be swift. The Doctor checked my lungs again after the nebuliser and still didn’t feel good so I have to go back tomorrow for another dose, after which she will decide if I get admitted or not.

From being hospitalised for asthma in the UK for 10 days, rest be assured that being cooped up in hospital for asthma is no picnic despite the much needed R&R that I so crave. So much so that I actually snuck out of the hospital for a few hours and went shopping on Oxford Street. Thank you, May, for arranging the kidnap of this very, very naughty UCH patient.

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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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Protected: Toddler bride wants to get married

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Of late, Tee has been asking about babies, where they come from, getting married, weddings etc – this is because there are people around us who are pregnant, who just delivered, who are about to get married etc. She picks up on our adult conversations and then asks tons of questions that many times I find difficulty in answering. So I just tell her the truth.

She understands the concept of getting married (that it must happen between a boy and a girl – no, we haven’t reached gay marriages yet), she knows what a wedding is (a party to celebrate when the bride and groom gets married), she knows why a couple gets married (when they love each other very much and want to make a baby although she thinks that by marrying, you automatically get a baby), she knows how a baby grows inside a Mother’s tummy and she knows how the baby comes out (through watching Discovery Health).

I was actually condemned for allowing her this knowledge. Some mothers told me that they find it creepy that I allow my daughter to watch Discovery Health (errr…..I watched and she watched with me, I didn’t know I wasn’t supposed to expose her to such things at such a young age, anyone???). So it leaves me something to think about tonight. I am always learning……as a first time Mom.

Because lately, she has been so obsessed about this whole birds and the bees thing that she wanted to be a bride the other day and I allowed her to play with my wedding veil. She is a vain little princess, she had loads of vain moments in front of the mirror. And she says she wants to marry her Daddy.

To me, it’s all fun and innocence. Yet for some reason, some people think I am warped and twisted.

Well, what am I supposed to tell her? That the stork brought her in one day?

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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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Playgroup Duty

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This morning despite still being sick as a dog and coughing like my lungs were scratching blades, I had to wake up early to do my playgroup duty at the Charity Organisation I volunteer at. Bugger. There was just no way I could have cancelled it. As it is they are lacking in Volunteers….

Thankfully, only 4 kids showed up. They had lots of fun playing pretend. Tee’s best ‘boyfriend’ who is the only other child her age who speaks at her level was there and us parents had fun watching them communicate with each other. They had a lesson in taking a bus (which they made with those kiddy chairs). Someone became the driver, another became the conductor and Tee was the happy passenger who paid one hundred dollars for that bus ride! I wish I could afford such an expensive bus ride. They had fun singing the wheels on the bus, went places with their bus and learnt what a bus conductor does on a bus. Fun, fun, fun….Later, they cleared all the toys they messed up (not shown in photo), listened to two stories well told by a sporting Daddy and sang more fun songs before we all went out for lunch.

What was really nice about the morning was that ALL the Daddy’s showed up and participated. Well done, Daddies!

Later, Tee learnt how to play Football, of all things, from her buddy. Apparently, there is a soccer club for toddlers that has been started by this matsalleh couple. Being her first time dribbling a ball (running and kicking the ball at the same time ala Beckham), she naturally tripped over the ball (PLOP!) but on grass. No tears lost.

That was our Saturday morning……I am going to see the Doctor again for a nebuliser now.

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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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Oops! Miss USA fell on her butt!

I watched Donald Trump’s Miss Universe 2007 tonight and screamed, “AAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!” when Miss USA fell on her butt. Ouch.

It clearly hurt but she was so graceful about it and her smile didn’t show after that she had lost an ounce of confidence. Inconsiderate audience for boo-ing her later.

I liked her. But I was happy that Miss Japan won too, for Asian’s sake and she did deserve it. Somewhat.

I mean, how do you balance the value of beauty versus brains these days? 50-50? And what about physical beauty versus inner beauty? 60-40? Donald?

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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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Political Suicide

Japan’s agricultural minister killed himself. The bloke was about to be questioned and he knew he was guilty.

Hmmm……if only some of our own ministers would follow suit. *evil grin*

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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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