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Thursday, January 12, 2017

New Year Baby Warehouse Sale Jan 2017

"New Year Baby Warehouse Sale is happening again on 13-15 January 2017 at One City USJ (Sky Park – Level One). Crazy discounts up to 80% on your favourite brands - Philips Avent, Disney Baby, Fiffy, Pigeon, Dr Brown, Drypers, MamyPoko, Fisher Price, Holabebe, Ichiro, Little Bean, Buds, Chicco, Pororo, Quinny, Maxi Cosi, Autumnz, Tommee Tippee, Sesame Street & more.

Exclusive Offer for 3 days only: Drypers Wee Wee Dry Mega at RM88 for 3 Pack. MamyPoko Extra Soft Fit (Regular Pack) at RM10 limited to first 100 customers before 12 noon daily. Limited sizes & while stock last. Awesome fun activities too + free gifts + candy + popcorn for your little ones! See you 13-15 January 2017!"  ---The Nuren Group

 Have fun mummies!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Famous people we lost in 2016

2016 was a terrible year for celebrity deaths and ruling leaders. So many famous people passed away, the total being over 80 people. The beginning of 2016 was shocked with the passing of famous singer David Bowie and the end of the year was mortified by the passing of George Michael. Prince, Natalie Cole, Muhammad Ali  were also sadly amongst those who passed on during 2016. Star Wars lost 3 of it's original actors: Kenny Baker (R2D2), Peter Sumner and Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia)
Sadly Carrie Fisher's mother Debbie Reynolds passed away one day after her daughter.

Leonard Cohen: songwriter "Hallelujah), Gene Wilder of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
John Glenn: first american to orbit the earth
Zsa Zsa Gabor, Sir Terry Wogan and Harper Lee author of "To kill a Mockingbird".
Long serving leaders like Fidel Castro born 1926 of Cuba and King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand born 1927. Nancy Reagan wife of the late Ronald Regan. The Magician Paul Daniels. Papa Wemba the Congolese singer and many others.

With so many people passed on in 2016, it is very sad indeed to contemplate what talent has been lost but they will not be forgotten.
In a recent trip to Thailand I was amazed to see the respect the people show for their late King. Many were wearing black clothes everyday as they went to work and to their businesses. At one point on the walkway between Siam and Chit Lom everyone (except the tourists) suddenly stood still and in silence. I am not sure what that was about but it felt like they were giving a moments silence and thought to their late, beloved King.

May all of them rest in peace and our sincere condolences to all of their families and friends!

A company based in Asia has come up with a brilliant and unique idea to remember loved ones who have passed away and to honour their lives. The company Rest With Dignity offers an online memorial website with a condolence book which family members can keep and cherish. Friends and family can write tributes and memories on the memorial website and these messages are all collated in one book and sent to the family.

For more information have a look at their website here:


For an extensive list of all those who have passed on last year have a look at this site:

Celebrity Deaths in 2016

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