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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Top 15 Parenting Tips By Mums For Mums

Indeed the best people to learn about a trade from are, from those who have walked the path! We recently asked mums the big question –

What is one best personal tip or advice you would share with parents and parents-to-be?

Good things are meant to be shared. Here are the top 15 parenting tips you might find useful:

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1. Talk with them and listen to your child. Respect and recognise your child’s feelings! – Elaine Tan

2. Be a good role model to the kids in your daily life and be aware of the way we speak as children learn everything from adults. – Penny Chan

3. Be generous with rewards — your love, hugs, and compliments can work wonders! – Lee Eleen

4. When talking to our child, please do not lecture them. Speak in short sentences, especially for preschoolers. And try to put demands in the positive. For example, say ‘walk’ instead of ‘don’t run’. – Ana CT Ani

5. The most important lesson you can give to your child, no matter how young they are, is that they are always capable of doing anything, just as you show them they are capable of sitting, and walking. The same goes for everything else in life. – Esther YS Ling

6. Always tell your child you love him/ her. Many times a day! For no reason! No matter how old they are! No matter if they cringe in return or not. – Sharon Goh

7. Let children to drink breast milk until two years old as breastfed kids are relatively more healthy and we save money from buying milk powder. It’s alright to let them wear second-hand clothes, with babies wearing cloth diapers. Instead of wet wipes, wash hands with water and always have a handkerchief in hand when on the go. – Qing Yi

8. Pray for our children, pray with our children. When things are down, pray. When things are up, pray. Prayer works! We do our best as parents, we let God do the rest! – Stacy Wong

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9. Each child is a different and unique individual. The rule is don’t compare! That way, parents will be less stressed and the child will be stress free! – Faith Chan

10. When you think you can, you can! (especially for breastfeeding among first time mothers) – Huang Bao Xian

11. Our role as parents is not to ensure our kids are happy. It’s to prepare them to find their own happiness. So it’s good to let kids fail. They will learn how to cope when things don’t go their way, and gain the self-confidence to try new things, and go for it. – Easter Wong

12. Let it go! We parents have to learn to let go, so that they could learn all by themselves. We are here just to guide them and not owned them. – Chan Yu Chin

13. When we were kids, we used to learn that, if we ever got lost (say, in a department store), we should find a policeman for help. But how often is a policeman present? Instead, I should tell my kid she should look for a mum with children, since it’s more likely that the person could help. It makes a lot more sense to me! – Tan Aik Guan

14. Instead of using an electric thermos to make hot milk for baby, invest in a good portable thermos that is able to keep warm for 6-8 hours. It saves electricity. Use hot boiling water to sterilise milk bottles or baby feeding items instead of buying a steriliser. It works the same way in killing harmful germs. – Katelynn Kayley Low

15. Teach them to be grateful as we were told to be grateful to all those who had helped us. – Sk Lim

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!