We used to use http://www.happy.com.my for the Tiny Tapir mobile phone number.
Unfortunately someone *ahem ahem* forgot to reload the card and didn’t get any reminder sms that the phone number was going to expire. So now the number is burned! And can never be used again!
Dangers of prepaid phones I guess..
To be honest, to review it, the Happy phone service was not that great. Every time I made or received a phone call there would be this ear splitting series of BEEPS so I would always miss the first part of conversations (anyone who has called Tiny Tapir can probably attest to that!).
So there’s a new mobile number for Tiny Tapir – +6 012 294 6449 . Sorry for whoever’s been trying to contact us these last few days!
Darn. what to do with all these inaccurate name cards now….
5 baby carriers were reviewed on DoubleX today for a new parent with a newborn baby.
Out of the 5 reviewed she recommends the Ergo & the Moby Wrap – both carriers that Tiny Tapir stocks
We love the Moby wrap for newborns, it’s our highest recommendation and I think so crucial for those first few weeks. The Moby is very versatile and not as difficult as it looks, it comfortably keeps the baby closest to the carrier compared to all the other carriers. That’s why the Moby is recommended as the number one choice for Kangaroo Mother Care keeping baby close to the parents skin after birth, proven to increase birthweight fast for both full term and premature babies.
The reviewer brings up the common complaint about the Moby for Malaysia though – because it’s 100% cotton, it is very soft and breathable but the multiple layers makes it hot if you’re not in air conditioning.
We hear you at Tiny Tapir, and we’re doing our best to bring in some Bamboo Fabric wraps – much lighter material and very much cooler – cool enough to be worn to the kopitiam. (Unfortunately more expensive also as the Bamboo fabric costs more and it is work at home mother made, unlike the Moby which is more like cottage industry).
Meanwhile, the Ergo is the perenniel favorite online and overseas, but don’t forget the other SSCs which arecomparatively supportive carriers. The great value Patapum, the favoritse for Tiny Tapir shoppers, the Scootababy and the Pikkolo carriers (great for smaller moms) and the Angelpacks.
Paris over at Mywomenstuff came over to Tiny Tapir Baby in Ampang Park about 2 weeks ago to get her crash course in Menstrual Cloth Pads (and crash course it was because we were both short on time!).
She was brave enough to try a couple, and she’s written a pretty thorough review on her blog here
(this was not a paid or sponsored review)
Do hop on over to have a read, and see whether you can be persuaded to try it too
I just made a purchase at the Green Vanilla Store and feel the need to rave
They also kindly gave me a 3 pack of the Grade-A Certified Organic Bourbon Vanilla Beans for free! I can’t wait till I can try using it to make some cupcakes on the weekend…
Not really related to Tiny Tapir, but pop over to Green Asia (our mostly dead sister blog) & Check out the post on 2 very sweet pups up for adoption.
You may have seen the 2 gorgeous kittens at the Bungalow@Damai – those 2 were ‘rescues’ too (i.e. they were dumped outside the Bungalow’s gates late one night months ago). Unfortunately we’re not able to keep Flopsy & Mopsy at the Bungalow too, but we hope we can find them a good home.
It’s no secret that I do a lot of online shopping (just look at Tiny Tapir!), but sometimes I’ll find a shop or product that really touches the soul of why I love handmade / home made items that come from people who are never going to be crazy, crazy rich, but who take great pride in their work and put out products that are completely worth paying a premium for.
Belle and Boo one such shop I recently discovered :
( click screenshot of their Etsy shop to visit them).
Here I’ll post up links to Menstrual cup reviews (for both the Mooncup and the Ladycup) from Tiny Tapir customers.
Hopefully it may convince someone else to give them a try! The menstrual cup is a great little tool to save you $ as well as protect our environment in the long run. Just think – no more tampons or disposable pads – that means a significant reduction in our landfill mess, energy depletion and chemical / dioxin use.
Organic Samm (Mooncup) : – on her blog
Peekaroobaby (Mooncup) :- on her blog
Have you used a Mooncup / Ladycup bought from Tiny Tapir?
We’d love to hear your review (we can post it anonymously here) – contact us and get a free RM10 store credit for your review . Negative reviews are also completely acceptable and will also get the free RM10 store credit
This tag is from All things Purple. Thanks for the tag on one of my favorite subjects!
Do you remember how you developed a love for reading?
No, because I can’t remember a time when I didn’t enjoy it! When I was a child, all of us kids spent a lot of time at home and we always had books around the house. Sometimes there wasn’t much to do except stick my nose in a book.
It used to be really exciting when we would get the Penguin Books Brochure and we could choose a few books to be bought (I’m not sure if back then 20 odd years ago there were that many physical bookshops for kids).
What are some books you read as a child?
All the classics. Adored ALL Enid Blyton and read about gnomes and elves non-stop. I often used to read books in rotation – like reading the same book over 10 times (but had to leave gaps in between otherwise the books were too fresh in the memory). The Mallory Towers books were a special obsession, but it was disappointing when I got to boarding school myself and it really wasn’t anything like the Mallory Towers series at all.
Read a lot of comics like Archie and the Beanie comics (recently re-read some Archie – WOW I never realized how misogynistic and just darn SEXIST the Archie comics are!!! I am so not going to be providing that for my kids to read, although I suppose it didn’t do much harm to me in the long run. Wait. Maybe I am a sexist misogynist and I just don’t know it…)
The other books were just too numerous, basically if you can name a children’s book, I’ve probably read it (many times). A favorite series was the Chrestomanci series – precursor to the Harry Potter books, but in my personal opinion SO much better than Harry Potter. Judy Blume of course made us all feel older than we really were.
What is your favourite genre?
I don’t have one, but whatever it is, it needs to be well written and interesting. Can’t stand those authors who are trying so hard that the story is lost in all this arty farty trying to get it to be intellectual. I really dislike some very critically popular authors because their writing is way too overwrought (like The Poisonwood Bible – TERRIBLE).
I like books about the human condition, fiction or non fiction. Autobiographies were the author pokes fun at themselves and are insightful are great. Non-fiction books about management techniques, self improvement, the environment etc find their way into my bookshelf too, but I generally only scan the former two, as I feel that no one actually can apply the theories to their real life – it’s always good to have insight into the different way people think and the different motivations people have though.
Do you have a favourite novel?
I love Cider House Rules, but I don’t have a firm favorite.
I do have a lot (too many to list) that I remember well and would re-read if I saw it on the bookshelf.
Where do you usually read?
I used to read all over the place as a child. On the floor, on the staircase, on a sofa, on the bed, walking to go upstairs / downstairs between tuition classes, in the toilet (also sometimes DURING tuition classes, I’m sure my chinese tuition teacher wondered why all of us kids had such long ‘bowel movements’ during tuition class that could last like 10 minutes for 2 sessions in a 1 hour class). Basically, if I have 1 hand free, I can read.
I’ve especially mastered the art of reading while walking and I can do this anywhere, although I get a lot of strange looks in public if I do this, so I don’t do it anymore.
Recently I don’t get a lot of time to read at all, but if I do it’s before bed – but I have to be sure it’s not too gripping a story or it’s short stories, otherwise I’ll be reading until the wee hours of the morning.
When do you usually read?
See answer before – whenever I can! While queuing nowadays is a popular one.
Do you usually have more than one book you are reading at a time?
Not before, because I read so fast I can finish an 800 page book in 12 hours or so. I only read more than 1 book at a time if a book is particularly dull or if I’ve left one at home and I’m travelling.
Do you read nonfiction in a different way or place than you read fiction?
Nope, same. Unless the nonfiction is something I need to concentrate on, then I’ll read it at my desk and make notes and stuff.
Do you buy most of the books you read, or borrow them, or check them out of the library?
As a child, library. As an adult, I buy, but secondhand fiction makes up a lot of my collection now. I really read too fast for it to be worthwhile for me to buy books at full price anymore, especially if it’s only fiction. I rarely go search out fiction either, it’s usually just through informal browsing.
I do make notes of non-fiction books I want to read.
Do you keep most of the books you buy?
Yes, only because I’m too slack to go through them and donate. I really should.
If you have children, what are some of the favorite books you have shared with them? Were they some of the same ones you read as a child?
No kids yet, but I’m sure I’ll be giving them some of my old childhood favorites. The ‘Young Adult’ fiction nowadays is absolutely shocking and I’m sure I’ll be PREVENTING them from reading some of that dross.
Do you keep a TBR (to be read) list?
Nope. No time!
Not a clue what will be next.
What books would you like to reread?
None right now.
Who are your favourite authors?
Don’t have any. I’m really a slut when it comes to authors. I don’t remember their names (even when I’m reading their books sometimes) and I’ll go through ‘infatuations’ – i.e. I’ll ‘discover’ an author I haven’t read before and really really like their book, then I’ll go buy all their books and read them all, but after that, I’ll completely forget who they are again.
It’s terrible. I’m a terrible, terrible person