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Now that my son has started to read more and more on his own, he’s moving into the non-fiction book section since he’s asking more and more of the “Why?” and “Do you know…?” questions 😉

Browsing the bookstore for books on dinosaurs, volcanoes, food (???), the human body and a million other topics, I found this set of “100 Things You Should Know About” books!!!

First, we found 100 Things You Should Know About Dinosaurs. When he caught sight of the book cover, he grabbed it from me and flopped down on the floor to start flipping through the pages.

100-Things-You-Should-Know-About-DinosaursThe book is really interesting as they contained many colourful photographs, detailed illustrations and simple explanatory text with quite a bit of questions to engage the young reader.

Since he liked that book, I went around the bookstore looking for the other titles and found a whole lot more!

Unfortunately, they were all in Chinese LOL

I’ve just gone to the MPH Bookstore Online to check if they carried these titles.

I found that they did – some of the titles cost as low as RM19.90 while the most expensive one costs RM89.90 per book.

Are you crazy???

Also, many of the titles we’re looking for aren’t available online. We may check out the physical bookstore…

Many of the books *are* available online but each of the hardback title costs US$19.90 and above. No paperback versions seem to be available 🙁

For now, it looks like Amazon is still the best bet to buy these books.

Or I may try AbeBooks but don’t know if it’s worth getting these used reference books that date as far back as 2004. The world *has* changed a lot since then!

Let’s see, let’s see…


Fashion for Fat Ladies

I am a woman with boobs and a butt.

I am also a Mom who gave birth to 2 kiddos.

Now that breastfeeding and chasing after toddlers have stopped, I find that I have:

a) a pooch again

b) love handles and

c) jiggly thighs!!!

Well…this afternoon, I took a long, hard look at my wardrobe and find that these styles make me look good:

  1. Kimono dresses (e.g. the one that Bette Midler is wearing in “First Wives Club”). Basically, anything with a V neckline and A-line cutting will flatter you.

  2. New Arrivals Plus Size Up To 90% Off on Fashionmia! Check Now!!!

  3. Flowy caftans
  4. Tailored shirts
  5. Palazzo pants
  6. Culottes
  7. Capri pants
  8. A-line skirts or pants

Just a note to myself (and you, if you’re in the same boat), no matter how beautiful the fabric is and no matter how good it looks on the mannequin or model, DO NOT buy any of these:

  1. Peasant blouses with pleats around the chest
  2. Pirate tops unless there’s a cinched waist and it skim the hips
  3. Figure-hugging dresses (e.g. bodycon dresses ) are also no-no until you’re as slim, flat and tall as Gwyneth Paltrow or you are curvy like Kim Kardashian)


…to be continued