Inspiring Malaysian Female Role Models We Love!

A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform. ~ Diane Mariechild

For centuries, women have played important, integral roles in the society. From holding positions in politics and corporate world to managing the domestic front and shaping the future generation, women have proven that anything is possible when we set our minds to. Throughout our course of growth and expansion, we have had the chance to meet and work with many admirable women – all of whom carry a composition of grace, strength and courage.

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We did a round-up of our favourite Malaysian female role models and here there are:

CELEBRITY MUMS

Daphne Iking
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One of the most sought-after and accomplished entertainment personalities, Daphne is a TV host, emcee, actress and on top of these, a mum of three! Daphne wears confidence like her second skin. We particularly admire her emotional generosity, diligence and strength in overcoming challenges.

Elaine Daly
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A lawyer, beauty queen, model, emcee and currently National Director of Miss Universe Malaysia, Founding director of hurr.tv and a mum of one, there’s nothing that Elaine can’t do. We admire her versatility and passion for life, and look up to how she balances work and family so well.

Fasha Sandha
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It’s hard not to know the famous, award-winning actress. A successful actress who has appeared in numerous movies, television shows, and commercials, Fasha also multi-tasks as a mum of two.

Fouziah Gous
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A well-known, regular face in the Malaysian entertainment industry, Fouziah is an actress, TV host and founder of fgwalet and zeechiaseeds. Her friendliness and humbleness makes her a pleasure to work with. We love her for her kindness and flexibility. She is also a mum of one.

Hanis Zalikha
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A blogger, model, actress and emcee, we could always learn a thing or two from Hanis’s flair in creativity. We love how hands-on she is with her baby – all of these while managing her thriving business, Cakenis.

Jaclyn Victor
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One of Malaysia’s most renowned voices, Jaclyn shot to fame when she won the first Malaysian Idol in 2004. In addition to winning numerous awards, she has also sung for world leaders, including US president, Barack Obama. Despite her success, Jaclyn stays true to herself and is always willing to share and help. She is also a mum of one.

Melinda Looi
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This super mum of four proves that women can have it all! A three-time Designer of the Year award winner who has dressed royalty as well as Hollywood celebrities, Melinda is down to earth, helpful and a joy to be with.

ENTREPRENEUR MUMS

Nur Afiqah binti Mohammad Aidid

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An engineer turned designer, Afiqah showed that if there’s a will, there’s a way. A mum of one, she followed her heart and started Pikalula with her husband’s support, making handmade, gorgeous baby booties. Pikalula now has a huge following.

Oleen
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Owner of Sweet Almiraz – an up and coming event styling business – Oleen is a resourceful, self-made entrepreneur. This mum of three is hardworking and always full of ideas and packed with energy. We love her passion and can-do attitude.

Nor Asyikin Abd Wahid

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Mum-of-two Syikin quit her full-time job as a fashion stylist/writer in a leading fashion magazine to pursue her dream as a baby food chef. Taking pride in producing halal, homemade, healthy, no preservatives, frozen food for babies and toddlers, Bebetummy now has dealers all over Malaysia.

Elaine Chew

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Last but not least, our very own founder and owner of Happikiddo. A mum of twin girls, Elaine established her first Happikiddo outlet in 2012 and five years later, expanded to five stores across the Klang Valley. A leader with a heart of gold, she is focused, adventurous and gives her 150% in everything she sets her eyes on. Team Happikiddo particularly appreciates her warmth and care for her staff.

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Here’s to strong women! May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.

Be Bold For Change. Happy Women’s Day! 

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Over RM300 savings for Beaba Babycook Original

For the whole month of Ramadan untul 6th July 2016, save over RM300 with purchase of Beaba Babycook Original. It’s down to RM699 (Normal Price: RM953) and on top of that, you’ll get a FREE RM50 voucher from Bebetummy as well as a box of Little Baby Grains worth RM25.
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The deal can’t get any better than this – so hurry, snap one up today!

We are also giving away Bebetummy vouchers worth RM200 to one lucky winner every week throughout the whole month. Check out our Facebook and Instagram @thehappikiddo for details of these giveaways.

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HappiBebe Super Chef 2015 – Top 10 Finalists

Congratulations to the Top 10 Finalists of our HappiBebe Super Chef 2015 Contest!

After a month of heated race garnering Likes for their recipes in our Facebook, here are the Finalists who will be contesting in the ‘live’ Final Round:

Top 10

  1. Adelin Rachel Doss
  2. Ameera Shakila Sapian
  3. Angeline Ng
  4. Arina Yusof
  5. Ayi Sulaiman
  6. Harpreet Kaur
  7. Jennifer Lee
  8. Lau Min Fang
  9. Tan Po Lynn
  10. Zariah binti Zamaludin

All the best!

Stay tuned as we update you with the details and photos of the Final Round, scheduled in November 2015!

 

Top Tips On Preparing Homemade Baby Food

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This month, we get upclose and personal with Norasyikin Abd Wahid – the Founder and Owner of Bebetummy – a proudly Malaysian-operated online food store that produces quality halal homemade frozen food for babies, toddlers and kids. Bebetummy meals are healthy, has no preservatives and are made with love and attention.

Through her years of experience and passion in making homemade baby meals, Asyikin shares some useful tips on starting solids and getting ready for weaning:

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Q: What are the basic kitchen essentials needed to make baby food?
Basic essentials to make baby food are clean knife, steamer/pot/pan, a food processor/hand blender/normal blender and good containers for storage. 

Q: In your opinion, what are the best cooking methods for baby food?
In our opinion, the best cooking method is by baking the fruits and vegetables as that is the best way to preserve nutrients from the foods. But steaming is one good and easy (quick) way too.  The rule goes as; the more water you use (like boiling), the more we lost the nutrients. 

Q. How do you recommend mums to store and thaw/reheat baby food?
First, you need good storage containers and using BPA free containers are the best. Find small size containers and store the food according to your child’s eating portion. Keep the food frozen in -18c and the food should last up till 6 months. For thawing, you can just let the frozen food at room temperature to make the food defrost. Then, just reheat the food using food/milk warmer, or on a stove, or using microwave. Make sure the temperature is suitable before feeding your child.

Q: Please share your top 3 tips on weaning and preparing food for baby/toddlers.
Tip #1: Wash fruits and vegetables with special detergent using to wash fruits and vegetables or use vinegar and water to wash them.
Tip #2: Make a meal planner for your baby and plan on the menu before you start buying ingredients and cook. Try to make variety of menus. 
Tip #3: Set a good environment and a routine for your baby meal time.

Bebetummy yummylicious homemade meals will be available at Happikiddo stores soon.

In collaboration with Bebetummy and Beaba Malaysia, we recently rolled out the HappiBebe Super Chef Contest. Stand a chance to win Bebetummy vouchers worth RM250 along with a mini portable fridge to store your baby food and breastmilk. All three winners will also have their signature recipes created as products for Bebetummy.

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More details of the contest here. Hurry, contest entry closes on 30th September 2015. Enter now!