Friday, March 22, 2013

El MaKINo :p

Today I am blogging for a very special friend. 
We share the same full name. :)
People call me Nura...her Shikin and together we are "Nurashikin"...

The first time I saw her was about 3 years ago at KK Hospital's Delifrance.
She ordered 2 of The Excluzif Toga dresses (1 for herself and the other for her mom)...and continues to support my mother's latest creations till today. :)
We actually chatted for more than an hour there and realised that we have so many things in common.

Over the years, we bonded somemore and today, she treats my family like hers and I treat hers like mine.

Now that my real estate work is very heavy going and that I am maid-less, she never fails to check in during the weekends or school holidays and ask, "Babe, who is handling Nyla? Send her here."

Last time, she supported me in my fashion and book business. 
She has also kindly referred me to her friends and relatives with regards to my property work.

When people do good to you, it is only right that  you repay their kindness. 
And when people do bad to you, you just suck in in (telan je la tu), no need to balas (that will waste alot of energy) and pray that you will never treat others that way. 
An ex-teacher herself (she will be going back to be a flexi adjunct come next week though), a baker, an excellent cook, a mom to four lovely children...Shikin has now become my personal Beauty Consultant. 

Life has it’s own funny way of making you choose to do what you are doing. 
For example, it was a year ago since she bought LD Venus and joined Elken but it is only this year that she is spiraling and going all out to share the awesome products she has tried. 

For one, the El Marino Blanc.  
Since last year, she kept telling me that the targeted actions for this drink is really too good to resist.

I'll just nod my head and say ..."Oh ok.."

Last week, cannot escape this El Marino mafia already.
She bought a set for me and said in a serious tone,"Pls believe me when I say its good. Drink this every morning and night babe. You need this. Even featured on Simply Her Magazine March 2013 babe."
And she ran through with me the effects of this drink.

So we wanna feel good going out barefaced or with minimal makeup with our kids under the hot sun. 
We wanna feel youthful and beautiful without worrying about the harmful UV rays. 
We just wanna be all natural. 
Takya la make make up all. Penat k wanna cuci face!

So I suggest we all take Kin's advice and drink El Marino Blanc la. 
I've been drinking a glass of El Marino Blanc every morning and evening and asked E, " How? My skin like glowing or not? *kening naik naik*?

Thanks. -_-

Whatever it is, I feel good and have made it my daily routine.
Besides, it tastes yummy too! 
Maciam cranberry juice. I always make sure mine is icy cold! Hehehe.
I gave a box to my mom too. She pulak made hers the warm version. Step cranberry teh o suam!  

Halal somemore! ::)

This holistic approach to beautiful skin targets anyone who has reached puberty and is NOT lactating or breastfeeding. 

Radiant and Glowing skinnnnnnnn, come to us ladies

Call/whatsapp/text Shikin at 96711836 for more enquiries or to place an order ok! 

P.S: Mothers’ Day coming tau...this generous babe might give some of her tasty bakes for every purchase of Skin Perfecting Pack


Thursday, March 14, 2013

 It has been a good start to the week.

Last Monday was the completion for my buyer's condominium.
I tell you ah..

This buyer has got to be the MOST difficult client ever.
He is so demanding, I buay tahan.
Everytime send me sms one.

And if I never reply immediately, he'd call and say, "Pls reply my sms!" and then hang up.
Wish I could say "Your mother never teach you manners is it?!" but... we share the same mother so cannot. Lol.

My Bah aka the most demanding and difficult client ever.
Even though my job was supposedly done on that Monday, man my "To do list" still keeps going la with this fella.

"Can you collect the keys for me? Thanks sis!"
"Can help bank in the cheque? Thanks sis!"
"Oh don't drop the cheque in the cheque deposit box k. Make sure you queue! Thanks sis!" 

"The items that I don't want...have they been disposed? Can drop by and check? Thanks sis!"

Luckily, near my place seh. So at least not so bad.

Nyla is the happiest.
Of course, no electricity in the house so she really feeling-feeling Ghostbuster last Tuesday night.

Congratulations Bah, Netty and Rooqy on the purchase of your new cozy home and welcome back from Umrah!
It has been my pleasure (more like, pressure!Hehe!) serving you Bah!

Yesterday was my first HDB appointment for my Bedok clients pulak.

Alhamdullilah, a breezy one.
You know, I've heard so many horror stories about cocked up first appointments/completions and bullyish co broke agents la.
I am so thankful that the co broke agents I have sealed the deal with are so so gerek.

It was really a 'tight' day for me yesterday but I am really glad to have Alina by my side.
Every morning she will send me our schedule and she will also block the timings for prayers and makan.
This is an example.

Tina is also grooming her to be a model and Alina just secured a modelling 'contract' with a clothing company. Steady.
Love to hear people's successes!

Yesterday we also managed to sign 2 exclusives.
Rental of whole unit at Woodlands.
Winks at Lia who will be leaving for Umrah with her hubby today. May you both have a safe journey there and back. Amin. :)

The moment I uploaded this listing on Property Guru yesterday, I received a call requesting to view. Fast game.
Another exclusive is for the sale of a 4rm at Kang Ching Road.
Will upload once I have settled the bank loan part for these clients who intend to buy after they sell. :)

Another fast game is the valuation which was done yesterday at Marsiling Rise.
I checked my email today and the valuation report is in liao!
I have uploaded the latest additions on my Property Guru.
Click HERE.

And then, I was packing Nyla's school bag earlier and opened her school journal.

Dearest Nyla, you are my super best friend too and if you like what you see with mommy's job, I'll be more than glad to work with you babe. :)

May today be a Terrific Thursday for me and you. Amin!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Marvelous Monday

"Success is like a traveler setting out to reach a particular destination. She starts out traveling the maximum speed limit. But the road is not straight. She has to reduce her speed for curves, loops, speed bumps, construction sites , caution lights, and maybe a brief delay due to a flat tire. These might slow her down, but with the determination to reach her destination, she does not dare give up. She must keep traveling. The saying is true, "a quitter doesn't win. and a winner doesn't quit."

Life has many struggles, and in the midst of your struggles, the goal may seem unreachable; but you'll be fine if you pop the trunk of your intuition, put on the spare tire of strong determination, and make sure that you check the oil of perseverance in your engine."

Read these wise words form Mary Aaron and thought it'd be perfect to share with all of you on a Monday morning. :)

I have decided that Monday be an off day for me to recharge my batteries after a week of tuition, appointments and viewings.

However, thing is... in this real estate profession, everything will be looking good and that there will be no appointments scheduled in the next few days..and I figure that no one will be calling and that I can take the day off and not do any work..and then WHAM BAM a call comes in.

"Hi Nura! Can co-broke your _____? Can we arrange for viewing this evening? Thanks!"

Where can answer,"Eh cannot, today is my off day leh. Tomorrow can?" right?

I can always bluff and say,"Owners cannot make it tonight. Sorry."

But that would mean that I'm closing the door on my client's (and mine too) opportunity to sell their unit.

Well....I am just thankful that I am able to block my weekday mornings so that I can spend time with Nyla before she leaves for school.
Every time I start my work, I take comfort in knowing that I have spent a solid 2-3 hours with her earlier. :)

She is still in love with her classmate. E and I have to put up with her stories everyday. Even though we will roll our eyes in front of her, she will continue and say, "And then ah... "

Last Saturday while I was teaching tuition, E brought her out for breakfast.
She was rocking her chair and of course, fell backwards and her drink spilt onto her face.
So imagine my shock when she came back with wet hair.

E: Your girl fell. And you know what's the first thing she said?
Me: What?
E: "Phew! Lucky Kosei not here. Paiseh seh me."

Fall down also can think of boyfriend.
Parah la.

Anyway, Marvelous Monday you alls. :)
Remember I can...You can...We all can! Hehehhe!