YumeTwins – September 2018

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At least I’m getting kawaii stuff while waiting for labor, am I right ?

YumeTwins is a monthly kawaii box which includes 6-8 kawaii items ranging from plushies, squishies, practical goods, kawaii stationery & more. For September theme, it focuses on “Staycation” and for my condition obviously I couldn’t travel anywhere this year which made me a bit cranky and moody since I’m seeing all my friends snapping around the world (get $5 off your first YumeTwins box).

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Onsen Bird Plushie

This plushie is absolutely adorable, the face looks more angry to me than as a normal closed eyes relaxing at the Onsen and that made me love it more. It has a cute pink cherry blossom on top of the head and holding a small towel under the wing, it’s also incredibly soft.

Marumofubiyori Sticky Notes

Marumofubiyori is my favorite Sanrio character. These sticky notes goes well hand in hand with last month notebook, but I think I would give them to my siblings since school started and these would be more useful to them than me.

Sanrio Eco Bag

I am so glad that I got Little Twin Stars design for this bag because it looks better in my opinion than My Melody. Honestly I thought it’s only this small bag that somehow opens up to be bigger but I was wrong it’s actually this small bag as in the picture and a bigger bag folded inside it so you get two bags, one small and one big. The material is very durable and I think I’m definitely going to use it when I’m going back to work.

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Character Toothbrush Kit

I take oral hygiene very seriously, I like using a certain toothbrush brand so I wouldn’t really use this kit for myself. I was kind of hoping to get the Totoro kit instead of Hello Kitty so I would let my son use it because he loves the movie. I’ll obviously give it to one of my siblings since I won’t be using it.

Disney Tsum Tsum Tumbler

So this came in a perfect time, I’m trying to increase my water intake and this tumbler would be very useful for me. I wouldn’t say it’s large enough to hold one liter of fluid so I’ll need to refill it throughout my day but I’m very glad I got this.

Cute Zipper Bags

These snack bags are very useful for me, I instantly thought of using them when I go to the hospital as I might stay over after giving birth so I would have few snacks to munch on. I got My Melody design and they came in a set of four bags which is great to have, the more the better. I’m also subscribed to TokyoTreat so I thought of using these bags in carrying some of my favorite snacks sent in that box.

Overall, another great box from YumeTwins. I love the plushies they send out that’s for sure and the items in this box are definitely very useful for me for my current condition and I would use them again in other occasions.

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Memories from Alila Jabel Akhdar

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I was looking through some of the old photos on my phone and I found these pictures from a trip I had in an earlier period of my marriage. In my country, we have a lot of mountains and I think most tourists come to Oman because of that. One of the famous mountains we have is Jabal Akhdar and it literally mean Green Mountain, it’s such a beautiful place to go for hiking or camping. I thought of sharing these pictures of Jabel Akhdar and our visit to an amazing hotel there called Alila where we had lunch throughout this short one day trip.

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Flying with a Toddler

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Being a mom is exhausting, not only we got to endure the sudden tantrums in public but also how others would look at us when it happens. Some would probably start judging your parenting methods as well and that’s already irritating to deal with. However, when you are on a plane it’s hard to run away from those judging looks when your child decides to scream his/her lungs out.

Here’s some things that helped me ease the whole flight process with my son.

  • Be prepared. Before the flight, be sure to put everything you need in the baby bag. I’ve kept a list of things that I may or may not need but better safe than sorry.
  • Bring any form of entertainment. I’m not a fan of children behind iPad screens but it was my last resort when my son was bored from the toys I brought for him for that flight. I downloaded those 1 hour nursery rhymes videos that he always watch before bed and it kept him occupied for awhile.

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  • Snacks. Because plane snacks aren’t enough to distract a toddler, I brought juice and biscuits with me in the baby bag. Of course you have to be careful not to spill anything, can’t handle more of the embarrassment of a crying child plus messy seating.

My advice to moms, just have some patience. If you could book a flight during your child bedtime, it would help a lot and time will pass easily.

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Hope you enjoyed reading this small post and have a nice day.

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Thailand’s Safari World

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Recently I was In Thailand and I visited this amazing zoo named Safari World. The reason why I am so in love with this place, it’s because I was so happy to see the animals aren’t in cages and have this much space to roam. We drove around looking at the animals from the car  and they seemed in a very good condition and it honestly made me so happy. Anyway enough with my rambling here are some photos.

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My Trip To Thailand

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Recently I’ve been going through some life bumps and mostly from work, I needed to take a break and just breath  My husband suggested I would go to Thailand with them, because he wanted to take his mother for checkup and might take his siblings as well. I agreed even though, I don’t really enjoy going with my in laws anywhere to be honest because they are the type that complains too much and I hate it.

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My grandmother and mother tagged along later so we became a big family going on a vacation, I would love to describe the flight but I’ll sum it up with … it was horrible and I’ll post why in another post. It’s my second time going to Thailand actually so I was already familiar with the culture, the weather and the weird driving lanes.

It rained almost every night and I LOVE IT, the weather was sometimes humid and sometimes too hot to walk out. I didn’t really put in my mind that I’ll be going out to shop or have fun because the main reason we were there was a medical reason so I didn’t even spend time with my husband, I went out with my son and my in laws mostly while he had to take my grandmother and his mother to hospitals.

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Surprisingly, I did have fun and I felt refreshed also in a better state of mind. I wish I could’ve stayed longer though but not with my in laws, probably just have my alone time with my husband at least. I wanted to talk about how amazing their zoo is, the Safari World in the next post for sure but I’ll probably schedule OwlCrate review first so stay tuned for that.

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I’m Back

Hey Everyone, 

I finally returned back to Oman after a two week vacation in UK with my family, all posts published during that time were scheduled from before so it feels good to return back blogging here.

London is amazing and cold but I love walking around in such weather even though during the last days my asthma started acting up. It felt like I’ve been there before because I played Assassin’s Creed Syndicate so going around on the bus tour, I was like ‘Been there, climbed that’ everything was familiar to me. I’m pretty sure my husband wanted to throw me off the bus because I reference games a lot, in my defense their choice of music background as the bus tour goes surprised me since I heard it on Catherine the puzzle game with sheep thing.

Anyway, I wanted to say that I’ll be posting Glossybox, Loot Gaming and OwlCrate unboxing in the next few days since they are sitting in my aramex account waiting for me to pick them up. There are also few games I wanted to try this month which are:

  • The Final Station
  • Layers of Fear
  • Final Fantasy VX (even though I told myself to give up on this game)
  • The Last Guardian

So many final-ish titles in this list, well it’s the end of the year I suppose, will post my reviews on these games as well. So that’s it for my update post, see you tomorrow in a new post and hope you’re having a great day.

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