Can’t Live without Rice!

A staple for Malaysian, Indonesian, Asian people. Traveling Europe, i figure that it would be quite a challenge to find halal food for my family. Surely we would find Fish & Chips, McDonald’s Filet’o’Fish, kebab and bread but we still need r.i.c.e to live and travel happy. Lol.

I tried to find travel rice cooker online but was indecisive whether to spend RM60-RM90 for an unknown brand/China made cooker. There weren’t many good reviews like leaking, lid problem, too long cooking time, and faulty cooker.

I consider a lot before buying one; space it takes in luggage bag, weight, steam compartment and its capacity. 

I finally landed on Elba Mini Rice Cooker. 

I first came to know about the rice cooker after reading a local travel blog. 

Went to Best Denki, an electrical shop just to look around and found the cooker on sale for RM109 (original price RM119). Not the price i planned to spend but considering the brand and other matched criteria, it’s a win buy.


Comes with a tiny scoop, rice cup and a steamer layer, keep warm function, steamer layer/basket (and lid), capacity of 1.2kg this cooker is suitable for 1-2 people. Total weight is about 2kg. Boleh lah… 🙂

I just checked, it’s now selling on Lazada.

Happy cooking!

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ErgoBaby Travel Carrier

My secondborn, Mukhriz, is manja. Easily lay flat on floor, throwing tantrum if his wants are rejected. With his size, he has high potential of sneaking away in crowded area unnoticed which pose danger to us.


Therefore, to have a carrier is essential so he won’t escape. Haha.

We’ll bring 2 medium size luggage. A stroller for Mika. So to add another stoller would get our hands full. Solution: Baby carrier that is large enough & good for a 15 kg toddler.

I bought mine from Babydots for RM280. Ergobaby Travel Carrier @ Stow Away is Ergo’s archived item. But there are (limited) online sellers still selling it. Best of Luck!

What I like about Stow Away is its material; light and waterproof, easily fold into its pouch, padded shoulder strap and waistbelt. I think it’s genius and the design is carefully thought of.

Til we read again!

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Pockit Stroller

The Pockit Stroller would be the best fit for our travel. Light, weighing about 5kg, foldable and storage friendly, unlike umbrella stroller or buggy. I need the recline feature which at the moment yet to reach Malaysian market. I found out about Cocolatte 789 Pockit from Instagram.  Cocolatte is regional brand for Pockit in Indonesia.

I ordered Pockit from Qoo10 Singapore. It would probably cheaper to buy from Qoo10 Indonesia due to foreign exchange, but unfortunately I don’t have any friends living there that could loan me their home address :p Thanks Lynn Ibrahim for being an angel!

So I bought mine at SGD209 (+SGD75 for overseas shipping from Indonesia to Singapore). Limited colour options. I wanted red but sold out and I opt for grey instead.

TBH, the Pockit I bought is not as sturdy as my previously bought Baby Jogger. The handle rod top to middle part quite jiggly and silver in colour instead of black as compared to the above photo. It swivel alright,  brake works fine, folding needs more practice though. I was worried whether it’s counterfeit.

So to satisfy my curiosity, I went to a baby shop selling previous version of Pockit and tried it. Well I couldn’t tell the difference.

As London would be rainy, I bought a really cheap stroller rain cover on separate purchase from Lazada priced at RM15. It fits perfectly. Bonus point, my Qoo10 purchase comes with shoulder/tote bag for the stroller.

Let’s stroll!

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Winter Packing List

Inner & Outer Wear

We expect freezing cold and rain shower in this Europe trip. For layering, I roll my dice on Uniqlo’s Heattech (1st layer), long sleeve shirt (2nd layer), sweatshirt (additional 3rd layer) & Uniqlo’s Light Warm Padded Parka (4th layer for our bois), hubs and I will wear Uniqlo’s Ultra Light Down after long sleeve shirt (total 3 layers).


Gloves & Socks

Bought a pair for le hubs & me, 2 pairs for my bois. Should we need more, we’ll get them there. Prime target: Primark.

Muffler

Will use whatever I already have. Thinking of buying 2 pairs of kids muffler from a friend: Kakaksalji. Haven’t had the time to order. Will do soon!

Shoes

No new ones. Bois will use their black trainers. Still fit. Hopefully.

I wish i could just use my fancy H&M canvas shoes or my black & fuchsia trainers. But that’d make me odd. Huhu. Saw 12730 Skechers quite handsome, RM359, like so:

 I’ll think about it.

Will share more packing items like snacks, meds, toilettries in next entry.

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