Happikiddo Citta Mall

Assalamualaikum! Hello!

It's like I just came back from a loooooong holiday....

(NOT!)..haha..Been neglecting this blog of mine too much....too much....But, now I'm back and I have got so many things to tell you.

Hmmm...Let's start with my recent visit to Happikiddo in Citta Mall. My second time here actually. The first time I went I already fell in love with this shop. There's just soooo many things on sale here. Imagine, there are over 50 international brands with more than 10,000 products here. Yes, I got excited when I went into this shop. I pusing 20 ribu kali kot, tilik satu-satu barang diorang....

Happikiddo_2 Happykiddo - front view

happikiddo05 The shop is so spacious! No berlaga-laga if you come here

happikiddo04 My favourite spot in the shop!

happikiddo09 Among the baby foods on sale

happi kiddo4 Swimming suits for babies

happikiddo06 Cute hippo as deco

IMG_0734 Wooden toys (I love them!)

HappiKiddo Not forgetting, mommys’ stuffs too

happikiddo07 Love the cashier area, makes me still eyeing for more stuffs to buy :p

In conjunction with Happikiddo's year-end celebration, I was invited to join 3 workshops. The first one that I managed to join (coz baby Afina was sleeping), was Starting Solids Made Easy by Jennifer Lee, a certified nutritionist, also a mom of 2 kids. Since baby Afina just started her solids last few weeks, I figured this workshop is perfect for us. When I stopped working, I vowed to cook Afina's food from scratch (I didn't want to buy baby food like I used to do for my 2 boys, but maybe buy only for travel, but not selalu la).

happikiddo08 Today's event

happi kiddo2 Door gift yang sangat best; pinggan mangkuk Rice for my baby

So, by joining this workshop, I learnt more about the fruits, veggies and grains that are good for my baby. Do you know that banana can cause constipation? Ahaaa tu la...selama ni ingat pisang is a catalyst untuk senang nak membuang kan?.....haa tidakkk..... Other foods in this category are rice, applesauce and toasted (bread). Another point is; it is good to practise feeding your baby with the 4 Ps - Prunes, Plum, Peaches and Pears, for ease in passing their stools. Ok, noted!

happikiddo02 Afina dah bangun, and she seemed more interested with my bangle

happikiddo03 Haha sempat #fromwhereistand…eh #fromwhereisit

happikiddo01 Jennifer Lee demonstrated the use of Bean (a steamer and blender to prepare baby food). She made cereal with fruits. So yummy I thought I should start eating it too!

The second workshop was about Mastering Naps & Schedule by Sarah Ong, a certified child sleep consultant, also a mom. Didn't get to listen properly coz Afina was already restless (she wanted her food and after that her sleep). So we went to the baby room, I got everything she needed and once she was happy, I went back to the talk. From what I remember, Ms Sarah said not to put your child to sleep when they are not sleepy. From what I experienced, if I do that, I'm the one who will be sleepy...or I get grumpy, but normally sleepy :p

happi kiddo1 Sarah Ong explaining the right naps schedule for babies

So after few turns with the stroller Afina was asleep again and I did a little bit of shopping.

happi kiddo3 Some books for my boys, a Jellycat and those pink containers (really can't resist the heart shaped food containers)

I didn't get to join the third workshop coz my other half and boys were back from their movie so they were kinda hungry (and I was hungry too). Before we grabbed some food, my son enjoyed his time at the play area in the shop (sempat lagi tu!).

IMG_0736 Play area in Happikiddo Citta Mall – so that you can shop in peace (Thank god!)

And while he’s busy ‘cooking’, I managed to daydream sekejap with this:

happi kiddo5 Mamas & Papas baby bud. Boleh guna sampai 3 tahun tu...

So, if you want to get quality baby stuffs and everything under the sun (baby stuffs la eh), come to Happikiddo! They have 4 outlets here in Malaysia:

1. Happikiddo Citta Mall
Lot No. F23-F25, 1st Floor, Citta Mall, Ara Damansara, Petaling Jaya. 
Tel.: +603-7859 9330

2. Happikiddo Quill City Mall (I heard they’re opening a mom and baby cafe here, can’t wait to try!)
Lot No. 2.26 - 2.31, 2nd Floor, Quill City Mall, 1018 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur. 
Tel.: +603-2602 1596

3. Happikiddo Publika
Lot No. 9 Level UG 1, Publika Shopping Gallery, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel.: +603-6206 1830

4. Mum Over The Moon Level G3-49, Publika Shopping Gallery.
Tel.: +603-6211 2258

Web: www.happikiddo.com.my
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Happikiddo
Instagram: @thehappikiddo
Twitter: @happikiddo

Or, if you dalam pantang, just visit their website, but the website is currently work-in-progress. A new website with all products offered in the stores will be launched early next year. At the moment, for online orders, you can reach them via FB private message.

Let me know how you feel about this shop in the comment box k!

Until next entry (I hope not another year :0 )

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Ergobaby Travel for sale

Ok, actually I need money to buy Ergo 360. My baby just don’t want to sit front inward in my Ergo Travel coz she keeps brushing her face to my chest and then cries frantically. Everytime. Yes, everytime. The Ergo Travel costed me RM475 and lepas tu dia taknak duduk dalam tu…adehla susahnya gini…

So, when I was invited to join the revolutionary Four Position 360 Baby Carrier Launch last July (nampak sangat malas nak update blog sekarang dah September), I didn’t hesitate, I terus signed up (dengan harapan dapat sebijik Ergo – Nottt! – helloooo sapa nak kasi barang free?)

So basically the launch was not just for Ergo 360 but also Ergobaby Wrap and Ergo Baby Swaddler. Swaddle baby I guna yang biasa2 jer, not the revolutionary lah I’d say, selama ni ok je untuk my kids. This new Ergo Swaddler ni nampak bagus but my baby was already 3 months that time, kalau beli pun rugi coz dia dah besar. As for wraps, to tell you the truth, I don’t fancy wrapping my baby coz I prefer my baby to sleep in pram. Memang I biasakan my boys dulu macam tu, from car seat to pram and feeds in between, I tengok my boys ok je takde masalah pun duduk dalam pram, it makes my life a whole lot easier. Yang jadik masalahnya bila nak bersiar2 di tempat yang NOT-pram friendly like tepi pantai, pasar sesak and other places-lah (most moms know where), so nak gunalah jugak baby carrier sekali sekala.

I didn’t have a proper baby carrier coz most of the time suka guna pram, but my aunty ada bagi a baby carrier she bought in Japan called Combi Ninna Nanna (google for picture ok) so I have been using that for non-pram situations (but only used it when baby dah 6 months plus). So for baby baru ni ingat nak guna earlier than that age and taknak yg bulky sbb tu yang beli Ergo Travel ni , sbb dia ringan – end up dia tak suka. :(

IMG_8739Ergobaby Wrap and Ergobaby Swaddler

The launch was held in Mad About Coco in Publika. Di sinilah I jumpa Nana Mahazan and Illy Ariffin for the first time. They have been using the new Ergo and was invited to demonstrate their ‘wearing’. I tengok Illy’s baby was so comfy in the wrap, tido lama n Illy pun happy. I don’t know how if I were to be in her situation, I dahla tak reti ikat pastu dgn baby Amni yang suka menggosok muka, mmg havoc la dgn tangisan dia, I boleh jadik stress nanti.

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Actually I sayang Ergobaby Travel I tu sbb ye lah dah beli mahal2 rugila tak guna kan?…So I dgn gigihnya belajar pakai and guna Ergo travel tu haritu, one of the staff helped to demonstrate to me before the launch. Ok. Dah ingat. Balik rumah buat, si kecik nangis nangis dan nangis. My baby suka ngadap depan. So memang tak jadilah dgn Ergo Travel ni because dia not front facing (ff)…..terus I plan nak beli Ergo 360 because selain front inward, back and hip, it can be used as ff. Below is my current Ergobaby Travel (google pic). Sapa nak beli?

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Ergobaby 360 is different from other baby carriers because it has a BUCKET SEAT to support the baby in an ergonomic seated position and maintain ideal hip and spine positioning. Baby carrier lain ada ke? I taktau sebab bukan fan of baby carrier but what I know is when Nana put her picture with Aaqib dalam Instagram in the Ergo 360, everytime kena bash. Kesian betul. I tak mengikuti forum-forum babywearing ni so bila baca all the comments baru paham bahawasanya the babywearing group of moms are concerned with not just the hip and spine positioning but also the over-stimulation of baby when ff. Ok, this is my personal opinion lah…..the concerns are over rated sebab:

(1) Ergo 360 according to Dr. Moira Robertson, a doctor of chiropractic, she said the ff position of Ergo 360 is SAFE because it has a wide base so that the baby’s hips are properly locked into the socket besides supporting the wearer’s back health. The baby’s legs should not be dangling down or straightened. What I remember from her presentation was about the percentage of people yang sakit belakang, apparently orang2 Eskimo sakit belakang lebih lagi dari orang2 kat Africa, sbb Eskimos carry their baby with a straight leg while African carry them babies kaki terbukak. And Eskimo babies digulung kaki straight mcm dlm gambar ni, so there was no proper hip positioning, hence the hip displacement.

babywearingCradleboard_zps55ba5f50 Google pic

(2) Concern about over-stimulating the baby. Berapa lama pun nak duduk dalam baby carrier tu, it’s not like forever in there. Takdenya nak over stimulate, baby pun nak kena tido. I think this is an unnecessary concern. I think parents nowadays should concern more about their kids (and babies as old as 1 year being over-stimulated with the heavy use of ipad- even for educational purposes), no? Fikir-fikirkan.

Orang dah buat research and proven so jangan taksub sangat ok. Ingat, moderation is the key to everything. Mcmana pun I plan to buy the Ergo 360, from the look of it, Nana and her baby were both happy, and her baby looks so comfy. Ok, memang sah2 I nak beli, tapi kena jual Ergo Travel dulu sbb takde pulus dah.

So, kesimpulannya, jangan taksub and anti ff babywearing (eyh?)…(#dontbashmeplease) no no, maksud I, every mom knows what is best fo their child, takkan we do things that will hurt our child kan? So, kita ikut yang mana terbaik and selesa utk baby, based on our reading and info that we obtained. Insyaallah ok semuanya.

My shopping experience with Tesco Online

This was my first time in groceries shopping. When I was in confinement, this was the best option to shop without even lifting my leg (hahaha)….Hubby was busy with assignments and group work and exams, so I didn’t want to bother him so much. I shop via Tesco Online because it’s easy (and also was influenced by friends on twitter and instagram), but most of all, I didn’t have to go out in the hot sun, I just had to scroll my phone screen and choose what I want to buy (yay!).

The best thing about this Tesco Online shopping is you pay when the goods are received (not by cash though) and not in advance on the web. The method of payment is via credit card, when you receive your goods. That is why it is important to check your goods and ensure that any substitute done by Tesco is acceptable (what I mean here is somethimes when the goods you ordered is not available, they will substitute with something similar – subject to your approval). Once you are satisfied with everything (the goods, the quantity, checked the expiry dates), then you can proceed with payment.

The first time a Tesco lorry came to my house, I jumped (in my heart) excited semacam pulak bila tengok lori Tesco datang. But, to tell you the truth, the excitement was not just in me, but the whole family members came out to see the Tesco lorry. My mom, my dad, my aunt, even my brother’s Indonesian maid came out to see :)

IMG_8476 Tesco lorry in front of my house

IMG_8477 Goods that I bought – plus some fresh fruits and veggies

What made me even happier was this first time online purchase entitled me for free gifts (just so happen they were having a promo) – cuma I je yang taktau, so happy terlebih la kan…I got Joy (yang besar ok, worth RM11.80), a soft ball and a bottle of baby wash.

IMG_8478 Free gifts from shopping with Tesco Online

I also got 4 Legoland vouchers (the RM40 off per normal ticket)….happy tak kalau dapat?…haaa…The only thing I’m not happy was I got the welcome e-mail (the one with e-discount for first time purchase) AFTER  I did my first online purchase. So it was not valid anymore when I wanted to use it the second time. Was a bit disappointed but what to do kan.

My only hope is that Tesco will come out with an app for customers so that we don’t have use the mobile web when making our purchase. It would be muchoo easy..heheheh.. With Tesco online shopping, I can reduce my unnecessary food/junk/goods picking..(you know how you tend to pick unnecessary items when strolling from one aisle to another?)…yes, you can avoid that by shopping with Tesco Online….really Tesco Online shopping doesn’t burn your pocket as much as physical shopping in Giant or any other hypermarkets. You will only buy what you need.

Since then, I am now addicted to Tesco Online shopping heheheh…Tesco Online shopping helps me to plan my groceries shopping properly and they only provide the best quality to me. Trust me, I am not paid to say this, I just really like how it works. You can try, and let me know how you feel….Ok, I need to bathe my baby now. Until next entry.

Pengalaman bersalin kali kedua di DEMC

If you read my post about Pengalaman Bersalin di DEMC, you would know that this is my second post about giving birth in DEMC, cuma kali ni special sikit hehehe…. Actually, when I was already 40 weeks, we booked an executive room, read about My Third Pregnancy……kira dah prepare semualah…

On my due date, Dr. Norleen said come back on Monday to be induced. My Dr., as usual was so calm and softspoken…I really love her…the best gynae ever lah…don’t know how to describe how much I love her… dia rileks je, cakap enjoy the weekend dulu…go have a treat. So, apa lagi, husband treated me with food lah…heheheh…pegi jalan-jalan carik makan…

So on the 5th of May, I was induced sebab kira dah overdue by 3 days…..Dr. pesan have a good breakfast and come…and so I did…I was induced at 9.30 am and gave birth at noon…agak cepat…maybe sebab kandungan dah ‘ripe’ sangat kan…sakit beranak, jangan cakap la….memang sakit gile…kira satu achievement la (for me la)…..and so, hadirlah seorang baby girl dalam hidup kami….namanya Amni…

IMG_8104 Baby Amni

Lepas bersalin, I got to know that we have been upgraded from Executive room to a Suite because all executive rooms were fully booked. Rezeki Amni nampaknya. We stayed in Ortis. Lepas check in bilik, terus-terus dapat lunch.

IMG_8089 Lunch – err..I makan ikan ngan nasik je kot

Bilik Suite awesome but I didn’t get to take pictures sebab penat sangat, so harapkan hubby yang amik pictures nih. Dulu masa bersalinkan Amar, we checked-in a night before I gave birth so dapatla enjoy-enjoy makan itu ini dengan Amir and hubs.

IMG_8093 Hall area

IMG_8094 Pantry area

IMG_8092 Separate room for hubby to sleep…hubby takdela tido kat couch je

dinner- demc Dinner di DEMC (sedap)

Yang specialnya duduk kat Suite ni, everything settle kat sini. What I mean is dispense ubat and bayar bil pun kat sini….no need to queue or whatsoever….senang gile. Layanan pun tersangatlah best. Nurse pun baik-baik belaka. Sungguh pengalaman yang terindah kalau duduk kat suite ni…kira macam hotel la…(tapi takdela nak enjoy sangat….sbb baru lepas beranak kan…cuma I rasa, bolehla nak kurangkan keperitan sakit dengan minda yang tenang dan best kat sini)…gitu. It’s all in the mind…..

About afternoon, the nurse bawak Amni and she latched on like a pro…eh budak-budak sekarang ni pandainya…tak kekok pun nak hisap susu…dahla masa bersalin dah bukak mata….my mom kata babies dulu-dulu satu minggu baru bukak mata….hahahha….

Esoknya before discharged, Dr paed  (Dr Ahmad) datang jenguk Amni and Dr. Norleen pun datang jenguk I tanya khabar. Sungguh happylah dapat gynae macam Dr Norleen. Suka sangat ngan dia. Katanya “see you in a month to discuss family planning”…heheheh….

And then, suddenly ada sorang ni masuk, katanya from Audiology department. I was like “bila masa pulak I’m associated with radio-radio nih”….and before I continue to be in doubt, the guy explained that it’s a new department in the hospital and Amni was put through a hearing test before she could be discharged. He said Amni successfully passed the test. He said only recently the hospital require babies to sit the test to detect hearing problems in babies earlier than the normal time. According to him, babies and toddlers should not be exposed to gadgets/devices or even the idiot box before the age of 2. A little can mean no harm but he said try to avoid shows that no one talks in them, those shows can delay speech in babies. Ada banyak lagi dia cakap but itu yang I paling ingat. You can contact them to know more.

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Before we were discharged, biasalah dapat goody bag lagi…macam-macam I dapat….best sampai snap picture hehehe…

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A few days after, Home Care pun datang jenguk Amni and me…nama nurse tu was Kak Rose. She said everything was ok with me….(ye lah but I donch like pantang…I despise it because it is the time when I am most fragile, physically and emotionally…)….

Now, it’s been 2 months, baby pun ok alhamdulillah I doa that Amni will be a healthy person, berjaya dunia dan akhirat dan menjadi insan yang solehah. You might not know this Amni, but I prayed to get you and I hope that I can be the best mom for you and your brothers (insyaallah)…ehh emo lak ayat…ok dah!

Hantaran Tunang Ciah

Ciah is my sister-in-law. She recently got engaged. The ceremony was simple and traditional. Ciah does not like exaggeration in anything, she’s just a simple minded lady, hence her event and hantaran was so very simple.

Her hantaran was done by Kak Nani of De Casa Flora. Khidmat Kak Nani ni memang digunakan sejak abang yang pertama lagi, and never change sampaila ke Ciah ni (the only girl and the last one to get married).

Lets look at her hantaran. Gubahan was done by Kak Nani, while the bekas par anak par was my mom’s (pinjam), simply because Ciah wants it raw like that, no kain-kain, no lapik no nothing, which I find very authentic.  Every week she would shine the anak par herself (excited nak kasi kilat). She wanted peonies for her hantaran and succulent-like-leaves to go with it. Bunga Melur was to create some scent to the hantaran.

DSC_0108 The hantaran

IMG_7682 Some grapes

DSC_0036 Patchi chocolates

The cake. The cake was S-E-D-A-P!… it was baked by my biras’s brother (Chef Faris – used to be the dessert chef in KL Convention Centre)…it’s a combination of sweet, sour and lemon-y kinda cake. We all loved it!

DSC_0034  The awesome and sweet and lemon-y cake

DSC_0109 Tempat sarung cincin dari pihak lelaki – cun kan?

The carnation installation. This was for the background of her sarung cincin area. It was done by Ciah herself. She found the inspiration from the internet of course, and wanted to make it a reality. I was already 9 months pregnant masa tu so I tolong sikit-sikit je…

DSC_0024 Hubs tolong

DSC_0026 The carnations at night

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The DIY so called ‘pelamin’. No no Ciah didn’t want any pelamin what so ever…..she just wanted a simple yet sweet seating area to sarung cincin. So, she used the background of her mom’s room (with mini waterfall and some greens), did the carnation installation, polished the floors and cleaned up the wooden chair and walla!

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Selamat bertunang Ciah and Khairi!

Wall’s Scoops of Happiness – Stories you can taste

Towards the end of my pregnancy, I received an invitation from Wall’s to attend a bloggers’ event in Publika. I thought “ memang tak dapek la den nak pegi”….agak sedih sikit di situ sebab jarang dapat invitation (but lately asyik dapat invitation yang ice cream aje)…anyway, memang pikir tak pegi lah sebab takut terberanak la pulak kang…

A day before the event, I was restless coz I thought I need to walk to exercise, plus, suddenly terpikir menarik jugak kalau pegi event ni, kira last before beranak kan.. ..hubby turutkan saja….hantar pegi Publika about 12 noon….(dahla jalan jam, so he was annoyed on whyyyyy I must go to the event)….I said I will come back with my sister in law..(nasib baik my SIL keje kat Sapura tu so memang boleh sangat la tumpang dia)..

And so I arrived early, jalan-jalan kat Publika dulu (risau jugak kalau2 sakit ke…)…air ketuban ke apa, dah keluar tapi I rilek je sebab sikit sangat untuk dirisaukan….so, I sampai cafe Mad About Coco about 2:45 pm, took a file, snapped this photo booth picture…

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And then I took my seat. Seriously, I was tired of walking around Publika so memang nak duduk je kat kedai tu, in the mean time, I sempat ambil gambar sikit-sikit. Memang so tired, imagine la I dah 40 weeks, due date masa tu was esoknya so…..penat tu sangat-sangatla kan…

mad about coco - publika Mad About Coco, Publika

walls scoops of hapiness Ice cream toppings table

IMG_8033 Fruits toppings

IMG_8031 Cupcakes, and other toppings galore for deco

scoops of happiness Shawn Tan, Brand Manager for Wall’s Ice Cream said family bonding is crucial for kids as they grow up

The celebrity guest for the day was Samantha Lee, a well known instagrammer who creates fun, whimsical, colourful, imaginative and healthy food for her kids…memang semua cantik-cantik!…you guys should check her ig its @leesamantha….memang I teruja lah sebab I tak reti, I memang fail bab-bab ni…all her creations for this event can be viewed in her instagram beginning 9 May 2014 onwards.

Ok, lets look at her creations….Her first creation was Chinese Warrior – inspired from Mulan. First, she said she must sketch her creation before making the meals for real.

IMG_8041 Samantha Lee’s sketch and the real meal– tengok sketch dia pun cantik kan?

Her second  and third creation was Pirate of Carribean and The Ice Princess & The Snowman.

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Pirate of Carribean yang selamat di-ngap oleh me and other blogger friends…hehehe

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So, after her demo, we were asked to form groups of three, I was sitting at the back, memang tak larat nak carik ahli kumpulan, I pasrah je sapa yang jadi groupmates I….sebab I tak larat nak bangun-bangun dah….sekali sekumpulan kawan baiks; Ceera, Kathy, Filla and Elly datang duduk dekat I (I tak kenal pun diorang ni semua…lol blogger la sangat aku nih)….anyway, sebab tak cukup sorang, Filla panggil-panggil Namee join my group….so, Filla and Namee jadikla my groupmates. Masa tu, I dah sketch sikit-sikit nak buat castle (sebab kena tema Fary Tale)….so dapat pikir castle je…

IMG_8046 Filla and Namee – nice meeting you both!

IMG_8053 Our creation: Castle in the Garden

I sketched the castle idea but after that Filla and Namee got loads of ideas, mencurah-curah pulak idea diorang nih…Namee said she can make the marshmallows tergantung like KLCC bridge gitu….I ok kan saja idea diorang nih…and Filla pulak betul-betul great sport lah…I memang takyah gi mana-mana…Namee and Filla were the ones yang gi balik gi balik amik bahan nak deco….wahhh betul-betul duduk mak buyung nih…

After that we had some food, mak buyung tak sempat snap gambar makanan, lapor sangat lol….Masa tgh makan tu diorang tanya my name and dengar-dengar castle…so when they announced the winner is….”the girls with the castle in the garden”….whoahhhhh…gembira gitu…iollss menang!!…hadiah worth RM400 katanya…apa la agaknya kan…

IMG_8059Prize and goodies for the day

Haaa…yang biru bulat tu hadiahnya…it’s Laura Ashley’s 3-tier cake stand….teruja gitu…nak beli memang I takla…bukannya mampu iolss nih…andddd we get to bring back 3 tubs of ice cream: Oreo, Strawberry Shortcake and Hersheys…memang semuanya sedap-sedap!…and a momento picture where I got to be a princess…(feeling la sangat)…

In conjunction with this Scoops of Happiness, Wall’s Selection is launching a nationwide Facebook contest titled “ Taste Joy in Disneyland with Wall’s” which began on 9 May 2014. Participants are encouraged to watch the Scoops of Happiness video and create their Wall’s Selection ice cream story with a short caption to describe their creation. There will be one weekly winner for 7 weeks. Winners will be chosen based on highest votes. Every week, the most popular creation will win a family package to Legoland. The grand prize winner, who will be chosen by a panel of judges at the end of the campaign will win a family package to Disneyland in Paris. For more information and to participate, click here

Thank you Wall’s for this opportunity! I really appreaciate it….(keep them comin’ eyh)….

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