Shoppin’ for a Sports Bra

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.

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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.

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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 😛

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
DailyHiit
Ruun
Women’s Health

Looking out for more sports bras!

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Rainbow Fish Box Set

Since I started selling used children’s books, I’ve come across many, many cute books and one of them is “My Rainbow Fish [Boxed Set]” series by Marcus Pfister.

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The first book, “The Rainbow Fish“is about a little fish who learns about friendship and sharing.

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Once the kids get acquainted with the storyline, you can extend their learning with the “Rainbow Fish A, B, C

I like this series of books because each book comes with shiny, foil paper that just entices kids to get more involved in the act of reading by touching and feeling the pages of the book.

When I started reading to my baby girl, she was attracted by the shiny, glittery pages.

Recently, she picked up the book again and she’s delighted to find that she can read it all on her own 😀

Happy Reading!

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Thinking Out Loud

I’m a huge Ed Sheeran fan and I think that he’s smart to take a break out of social media, as announced in late 2015.

He’s just 24 and he’s already made a BIG name for himself in the music and media world.

Have you seen his acoustic performances??? This guy is a genius on the guitar!

From the Guardian:

With 16 million Twitter followers and 5.5 million subscribers on Instagram, he is one of the most avidly monitored British celebrities on social media.

But Ed Sheeran has decided to shun “seeing the world through a screen”, and announced that he is quitting all social media until next autumn at least.

The singer broke the news on Instagram, but apparently will not be in a position to read the tens of thousands of comments: he claims that he is even giving up his phone.

Sheeran announced his withdrawal from social media at the end of a world tour promoting his second album, X, saying that although he was travelling the world, he wasn’t actually seeing it.

Good move, Ed! I am sure that wherever he goes, he’ll still have his fender pro.

“I’m taking a break from my phone, emails and all social media for a while. I’ve had such an amazing ride over the last five years, but I find myself seeing the world through a screen and not my eyes, so I’m taking this opportunity of me not having to be anywhere or do anything to travel the world and see everything I missed.”

Even his family and friends will not be hearing from him. “If you love me, you will understand me buggering off for a bit,” he said.

He was careful to stress that this is a pause, not an end, to his showbiz career: “The third album is on its way and is the best thing I have made thus far. See you all next autumn, and thank you for being amazing.”

Born in West Yorkshire in 1991 and brought up in Suffolk, Sheeran built his career on social media. He released his first recordings independently, then in 2011 scored multi-platinum sales for his first album, +, won the Ivor Novello best song award for the single The A Team, Brit for best male solo artist and best breakthrough artist in 2012, and this year another Ivor Novello and Brit for the second album.

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