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We’ve just returned from a short weekend away at the beach and I noticed how many women were wearing aviator sunglasses.

In case you’re not sure what they are – see below Ms. Victoria Beckham sporting them way back in 2011.

Why am I blogging about sunglasses?

Well, I was wearing an old pair and my dear mother-in-law actually suggested that I buy a new pair coz mine seemed out of date!

Besides, sun protection for your eyes is very important especially if you’re out and about frolicking at the beach, climbing up a mountain or even skiing down a slope…

That’s my mother-in-law. She’s the best πŸ™‚
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Last weekend, we actually brought the kids out to the beach.

We were quite lucky to find a nice, shady spot next to a big, friendly family and it was great with NO squabbles about beach toys etc. In fact, all the adults around just wanted the kids to get along πŸ™‚

Anyway, I was thinking of my beach sandals:


Since almost all of my beach sandals are tattered and torn, I’ve got to look out for new ones because I was wearing flip-flops!!!

Clarks and Birkenstock

My favourite pair of Clarks thong sandals were worn out last year and I just couldn’t find another pair like it…


I see a lot of people wearing Birkenstock but my fat feet just doesn’t look nice in it. Also, I notice that the cork soles turn a dark brown, which is quite unsightly after a long period.

Since Clarks’ sandals have been pretty a hit and a miss, I have been loving Skechers especially after I bought my son a pair of sneakers he can run, jump

Fit Flop for happy feet

Fit Flop is another US brand that is my favorite for the beach or for walking expeditions. The flexible soles, glittery toe-grips and sturdy structure help this Mom go from sandy beach to salsa nights πŸ˜‰


I’ve been spring cleaning my wardrobe in preparation for cold days ahead and had fun trying on my winter wear.

Plus, the students had a good time learning up all the English vocabulary on winter clothing:
– woolen cap
– mittens
– ear muffs
– scarf
– winter coat
– windbreaker (for autumn)
– ski pants
– boots, especially Ugg boots LOL

For starters, I am glad that I can still fit into my trench coat, which is useful for formal occasions:


Most of the time, I’ll be wearing this type of Mountain Warehouse 3 seasons-in-1 Resistant and Adjustable Jacket (with packable hood):

Thank God the corduroys fit too. Need some leg warmers or I’ll just wear my ski pants.

Boots are also looking and feeling good with no moss or mould but I’m still trying to pair up my leg warmers and socks.

I also managed to track down a pair of leather gloves, which keep your fingers warm and toasty in the freezing cold winter air.

I’ve also found a few favourite scarves but I think I’ll just need one.

I think I’m all set for the chilly air!


I really mean to do some running this year and I’ve got my gym bag all ready with my running shoes and gear but I still needed a sports bra.

The only sports bra I’ve tried is the Nike Women’s Dri-Fit High Shape Sports Bra (L) in XL.

It’s a compression-type sports bra, which meant that your boobs are flattened to reduce movement. The Nike sports bra felt very comfortable although I found the band a bit loose. I may return to try on the L size.


In the end, the only sports bra available in Malaysia was Moving Comfort Women’s Juno Bra, Black, 36DD (US$60), which I bought online.


How’s Moving Comfort Juno?
My favourite features are:
a) the design and the fit
b) the adjustable straps
c) the rib band, which fits me well without chafing or suffocating me.

However, the moulded cups aren’t that great that I end up with the “uni-boob” situation, which can be quite unflattering and uncomfortable πŸ˜›

Other brands like Anita Maximum/Extreme Control, Freya Active and Wacoal had high votes on Amazon:

Reading up on a few running sites, I discover that I should look out for brands like Moving Comfort (Maia) and Enell:

Here are the running/fitness and shopping sites I checked out for tips on sports bras:
Runners’ World
Women’s Health

Looking out for more sports bras!