Category: Brunei Bloggers

Lessons Learnt From Daddy Daycare The Movie

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Photo credit: @Entrepreneur Official Facebook Account

It was years when The Daddy Daycare movie was out. Back then I saw the movie as a ‘Family Get Together’ kind-of movie.

Now I am seeing the movie in a different light and from a different prespective. I see Daddy Daycare as a Lesson to be learnt by Newly Established Entrepreneurs (and newly parents who joined the ParentHood Club ;)) Here are some Key Points I learned from the movie:-

1. FEAR
We are so used to the security of having a safety net placed below our feet (receiving salary each month as an employee) in the Wild Wild Jungle (9 to 5 work environment) out there.

We are so confortable in our comfortzone that we are literally afraid of something new or something different, it feels OUT OF THE NORM to us. Thus, we develop :-

1. FEAR of uncertainty
2. FEAR of Failure
3. FEAR of experimenting with something new
4. FEAR of challanges and facing unfamiliar territories
5. FEAR of staring somewhere new

In the movie, Eddie Murphy plays a  character of a Work-ka-holic Father who works endless hours for a Food Manufacturer who manufactures Cereals for Children. He works more than the usual 9 to 5 hours but less time with the loved ones. He is investing his time building a career and professional development for his Home. But a Home that he seldom lives in. He comes home from Work and has to bring work home (talk about Home-Work 😂) and his time at home is focused on Work and paying the bills.

After his department was down-sized than only did he realised that the safety net was pulled right under his feet. Because he invested so much time sewing the safety-net that he did not have time to think of PLAN B. “What if the net no longer exsisted, should I get a parachute?” 😱

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2. SEE A NEED, FILL A NEED
Eddie Murphy (in the play) was thinking of ways on how to earn income from home as he had to take care of Home and also take care of his little boy. At this stage, you can see the DNA of an Entrepreneur slowly growing and crashing into each other to spark an Idea. Than the Idea was formed when He was at the park observing mothers who had to take their children to the park. And listening to the sourroundings on how Mothers were looking for a daycare that was within the comfort of the neighbourhood. That Idea soon became a Reality.

3. PASSION
After many ups and downs, many trials and errors, Daddy Daycare was soon growing, from a few kids to 10 kids, then to 12 kids then to 15 kids. The word got around and then they were beating the competition. Daddy Daycare was built on a foundation of Passion. If you have PASSION you can do anything, nothing in your way could stop you. Even if it means having a mean offer to return back to work with a whole new job description, higher pay and being head of department 😇 Yes! Its true, that temption is out there. There are times you might doubt yourself. But if being an Entrepreneur is already in your DNA, already apart of your flesh. Then nothing can change your mind.

If if Eddie Murphy (in the movie) return to work with a new offer. That very first day he knew within himself (betcha he could feel it in his bones) that his heart was being the Founder & CEO of Daddy Daycare. Because he believed in his Mission, Vission and Core Values.

4. VISION
Having a clear picture of what you wanna do, what you wanna be, what your company will be apart of, the foundation of your company all lies within the Vision that you have. Your sub-consious mind is more powerful than you could ever imagine.

5. PLAN
Plan while you are ahead?
Execution is very important and same goes with planning. For the end result that you desire, ensure that you do planning, brainstorming, survey, research and development before rolling the ball.

The ending of the movie is really inspiring. In real world, business and companies around the world go through upa and downs. Its making sure that you have enough passion, determination and motivation to girl from the starting line to the finish line.

Above all, having the right MINDSET and ATTITUDE is also a MAJOR contributor to the development of your company. Your company cannot grow it your are not willing to run that extra mile.

Till we next time.

Toodles
Sarah@21at Centurt Sarah

December 2015 Promotion

Its been a while since our latest updates. We have already reached the end of the year and only a few more days till we meet 2016. Have you ticked or crossed some of the items on your Target List for 2015?

For 21st Century Sarah there are a lot of things that we wanted to tie the knot especially for some lose ends. But that’s another story for a different time to tell yes? 😀

Let’s see what’s the latest promotional that we have to offer:-

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The ever loved Min Kaffe for all coffee lovers.

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The most popular Bio-Velocity Alfalfa Concentrate for that Ultimate Detox.

Is losing weight and finding the ultimate detox package? Then this is for you. Meet the Ultimate Economy Detox Set

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Purchase the sets above for only B$80.00 and get a bundle of FREE Gift. Yes! You heard that right folks. Its a Bundle not a single item.

Hurry and WhatsApp at +673 7251442 for this special offer with a Bundle of FREE gift **(While Stocks lasts)**

Much Love:
21st Century Sarah

You Could Be Next…

Just yesterday I was sharing some exciting news on the announcement of 21st Century Sarah on spreading our wings to go Global & Beyond.

We are calling this program: Global Beauty Distributor.

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Are you a blogger?
Are you aVlogger?
Are you a IG-ian?
Are you a Twitter Chick?
Are you Passionate of Beauty, Health & Wellness and natural products?
Then we want you…

If you are in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Phillippines, Thailand or Asia.
Or if your in Australia, Canada, US, UK or internationally. Come and be apart of this awesome opportunity.

Submissions are now open. All you have to do is visit our official site program and fill in your details here at  Official Beauty Phenomenon Website. Final submissions are till 25th September 2015. Tentaive dates for official announcements will be 30th September 2015.

All the best lovelies.

Much Love:
Sarah@21st Century Sarah

What makes a Blogger?

blogging 101 with 21st Century Sarah

The moment when you feel that all your ideas are running low and your fingers are stuck to the keypad. think….blog….blog….think….What happens next? Yup! Sounds like a dosage of writer’s block. That little cube that is stuck in middle of our mind and blocking our creative juices from flowing. What’s the cure? Is there an antidote? Apart from banging your head to the table, is there really a way out? The same question that I ask myself over and over again when Writer’s block hit me.

WHAT MAKES A BLOGGER?

Sugar, Spice and everything nice is what girls are made of. So what are the secret ingredients to making a blogger? I remember a quote from Vince Lombardi:-

Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by Hard Effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile. – Vince Lombardi

How does someone know that they will become a blogger?

What are the signs that one must have?

What are the characteristics that one must possess?

What qualifications do you need?

What are the skills that you require to become a blogger?

Is there a real career path into blogging?

My answer? As long as you have:-

  1. PASSION

If you have the passion for writing then you are on the right track. Blogging is a two-way communication. A platform for you to interact with your readers and followers that have the same passions, hobbies, interests as you.

2. PERSISTENCE

What makes a blog receive high traffic stats? Apart from implementing SEO? t’s the posts. The more frequent you publish a post, the more chances that people are going to read it. The more persist you are to sticking to a posting schedule the more likely you are going to write. You don’t have to post every hour of everyday. But stick to a time and day that you are willing to invest your time in (having an editorial calendar may help). It’s much better if you are able to inject your 110% into you writings, the more ‘REAL’ your contents are, the more genuine readers and followers you will attract to your blog site.

3. PATIENCE

It’s not all about crunching the numbers. It’s not all about the stats. If you are too focused on punching numbers, then it will reflect with your writings. Be honest and stay true to you. If those creative juices isn’t flowing, no sweat!. Take a deep breath and exhale. Look outside your window and look within yourself and ask yourself what inspired you to write? What are the inspirations that captured you this week?

You do not need an actual academic qualification to blog. But you do need to have an interest into learning the blogging platforms such as Content Management System (CMS), Blogging sites that offer free domains such as WordPress.com or Blogger.com. And basic or fair knowledge in copyediting, content writing and Search Engine Optimization (SEO). The more vast your knowledge and skills, the more you will be able to decide on what works for you and your blog.

Ask yourself…What is the definition of blogging to you? Why you chose blogging? There is no actual specific answer to this question because Blogging is a universal language that everyone can speak. It’s a communication tool. It’s how you choose to use this tool is what makes a difference.

OHAYO GOZAIMASU OSAKA : Here We Come

Osaka Japan Presentation

It was just a few weeks ago when I first saw the poster that was forwarded by our group via WhatsApp. And my heart jumped for joy when I finally see the poster that was posted up on the board in the HQ.

Osaka Japan Trip

Osaka Japan Fight Trip

In my previous post, I shared on our business trip to Miri. The previous session was conducted by CDM (Crown Diamond Manager) Kelvin who has been with Sahajidah Hai-O Marketing since 1994 (almost 21 years) he shared on the features and benefits of Bio-Velocity Technology. 

And CDM Hisham also came to Brunei and shared on the importance of managing and maintenance of documentation in your business (no matter if you are operating online or offline) such as: Balance Sheet, Profit & Loss Statement and daily Expences. He also shared the many milestones that Sahajidah Hai-O Marketing Sdn Bhd has obtained since their establishment from Forbes Awards to Accredited Certifications for their products, you can visit their website for more certifications and awards: Hai-O Main website. What I love about Sahajidah Hai-O is that of course their are based on honesty (we receive our bonus entitlement and is always credited to our account every middle of the month), the foundation of their business is based on locals for locals and that even though the MLM company is from Chinese Generation but most of their members are also from Local Malays. From CDM Hisham presentation, we have learned alot from the roots, history, acheivement and also their contributions to making the economy better. Did you know that MLM Industry has contributed Specificly to Malaysia’s economy?

Why MLM?

If you are wondering why I chose MLM Industry as part of my Work At Home Mum (WAHM) program under 21st Century Dream Team (for bloggers) then you gotta read this.

After the introduction and a breakie session, the next session was an eye-opener on product knowledge that evolved on:

1. Bio-Velocity Sleep Mate

Bio Velocity Sleep Mate

2. Bio Seleza Feminie Pads

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3. Alfalfa Concentrate with Bio-Velocity

Bio Velocity Alfalfa Concentrate

4. The number one formula in beauty products by Korea: Cozuma CC Cream 

The live demo of before and after of Cozuma CC Cream.

CC Cream Demo 06  CC Cream Demo 05

CC Cream Demo 03  CC Cream Demo 04

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Below is the image of the Before and After (zoomed)

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Notice the differance? The right side is the Before. And the left side is the After.

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The After (complete application on both left and right side) of Cozuma CC Cream

Cozuma CC Cream

This session was very fun as we had a live demo on Cozuma CC Cream. We had demos on Bio Seleza Femine Pads and also testing Bio-Velocity toos. Here are some photos during the session:-

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This session was such an eye-opener. Hoping to attend to the next seminar soon. Want to be apart of this journey? Join us via online registration and hear from us shortly. Osaka Japan: Here We Come.

Osaka Japan Here We Come Group Photo

8 More Days till Promotion Ends

After Ramadhan, our stomach has gone through the period of being able to stand without food and water. To practise ourselfes and our Nafsu. Now Hari Raya is here, the amount of ‘Open House’ invitations we have now…alhamdulilah is very generous. True right? In one day we may have about 3 to 8 open houses invitations. hihi. Whole of Ramadhan we were able to lose the weight and throughout Hari Raya, we managed to gain the weight back. hihi.

And the July Promotion that we offer now has a combination of Slimming + Detox = Weight Managment. hihi. What great way to loosen that funky junk in the trunk with the promotion of natural passing and movement. hihi. Here is a re-cap of promotions that will end soon at the end of this month (31st July 2015):-

Min Kaffe Coffee
Min Kaffe Coffee

What I love about this robust Mineral Coffee is you are able to lose weight and kempiskan that perut! Yerr betul ne. I no joke joke. To be honest, I am not a fan of coffee that is kaw-kaw like the 3-in-1 packets. But this coffee is slightly different unlike the other coffees that I have consumed before. As mentioned in my previos other posts, I have shared that my previous weight was between 69kg to 68kg. And now I have managed to be 62.75kg. All from consuming: 1) Min Kaffe 2) Alfalfa Concentrate 3) Garlic and 4) BB Plus Collagen. Now the promotion of BUY 12 at 11 is valid till end of August 2015.

Alfalfa Concentrate
Alfalfa Concentrate

Alfalfa Concentrate has the technology of Bio-Velocity embedded into the liquid to help increase natural energy levels, re-new cells and tissues in the body. Think of it has a burst of charging batteries that have been replaced into your body. What I love about this product, when you combined Alfalfa Concentrate + Bio Seleza Panty Liner, you will truely feel the differance.

BB Plus Collagen
BB Plus Collagen

This is one of my TOP favourite product on my list as of 2015. My gosh, I love the taste, the texture and I LOVE the effects on how my skin feel and look. hihi. As I mentioned in my other posts, My boss (who is Japanese) inquired why oh why, does my skin looks so healthy and glowy? Ceewahh..when it comes to men, its hard for them to notice minute changes. But for some reason, he was able to identify the changes. And this was a little as less than 1 (one) week after consumption of BB Plus Collagen. After consuming of 3 sachets, you will be able to feel the differance and see the differance your self. What are you waiting for? Don’t miss out on this special offer of BUY 5 at 4 till end of August 2015.

Shaklee Vivix Shaklee Vivix

Shaklee Vivix is for those who are looking for a one-stop solution for beauty, youthfullness and healthy (especially recommneded for those who are smokers, stress, cancer or low immune system).

Shaklee B ComplexShaklee Vitamin B Complex with Folic Acid

Shaklee Vitamin B- Complex (with Folic Acid) is for those who are:

1) Live a stressful lifestyle

2) Insomnia

3) For Beautiful Skin

4) Prenatal Vitamins

5) PostNatal Vitamins

6) Confinement Health Supplements

7) Breastfeeding Supplements

For orders, you can WhatsApp today at +673 7251442 for more information / collection / deliveries and orders. Don’t miss out on this special offer.

Much Love:

Sarah@21st Century Sarah

Eid Mubarak : Then and Now

Selamat Hari Raya Maaf Zahir dan Batin. A blessed Eid Mubarak to all and may you have a blessed Eid.

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As much as I am sad that Ramadhan has gone. And praying that I we will see next Ramadhan InsyAllah, ameen ameen Ya Rabb. This year Eid Mubarak I have had the chance to see, experience and feel the different aura and environment of how Eid (Hari Raya as we like to call it here in Brunei) is celebrated outside of Brunei. This year we managed to visit Kota Kinabalu. My husband’s relative is located in Papar and we had the chance to visit the neighbouring country. We witness on how Hari Raya was celebrated there. Despite the different culture and traditions, you can still sense the Hari Raya spirit in the air. With music of hari raya songs blazing in the shopping complexs, hari raya songs of new and old playing back to back on the Radio stations. And meeting old faces of long distance relative makes the heart warm. The food is oh so my…a mixture of sweet, spicy and tangy of different varities of home-cooked meals. What touched me the most the scene of when we returned from KK to return to my husband’s aunt place (as we were staying there overnight). Its was past 12am ish and the streets were dark (literally dark as there is no street lamps) and the brightest house on the very end welcomed us of cheer, children playing fireworks, bright & colorfull festive lights and relatives from each corner of the village welcomed us with such hospitality and kindness. The warmth of the moment melted my heart away as it had brought me to a flashback moment of my childhood in the 90s and how we celebrated Hari Raya.

Back in the 90s
When I was growing up, the joy and cheer of Hari Raya can be felt as the environment was filled with young children visited every home on the street and was invited in for a glass of cold beverages, cookies of all kinds and of course, green packs for each child. The cheer of lighting fireworks during the night, the spirit of spring-cleaning the homes and re-arranging the living rooms for family and friends to get comfortable during their visits. Sights if the males going to mosques to perform their prayers and giving Zakat.

Now in the 21st Century
Now in our Era, many things have changed. There are less visits by the children, as there are all grown-up now. And more into virtual games then fireworks. Huhu. And the tradition of what used to be our joy of walking to visit our neighbours have now slowly faded. But on the other hand the Traditional Family portraits are now made of selfies and wefies, which is hip and kinda fun. Capturing moments that you can store at the palm of your hand and you can see them whenever you like.

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Traditional family portraits are now called Selfies or Wefies

Traditional family portraits are now called Selfies or Wefies.

As the ages come and gone. There are much differance of Hari Raya then and now . Apart from aging each year, I feel that some traditions are slowly fading. Hoping that youth will still carry on the true meaning of Eid Mubarak (Hari Raya). That is asking for forgiveness, being thankful that we are still well and alive and not forgetting to give to those who have less.

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Here The Deens would like to wish everyone a blessed Eid Mubarak.

Blogging 101: Day 7 – Keepin it Real by personalizing your blog

Its been almost a week since I took up the free blogging course by The Blogging University : The Daily Post. For today’s post is to create a personalize blog by creating a fun, wicked header image.

If you have read through my blog, you will notice that only recently I took blogging serious. Previously I was blogging to share on my experience, self-experiments and sharing on products that I loved and enjoyed consuming on a daily basis. That is food & health supplements. This year I took the iniative to step-up the blogging game by focusing more in-depth on what I hope and wish for my blog to acheive by the end of this year. And one of the ways is by joining this free online course that is conducted by The Daily Post : Blogging University.

Now we at day 7. What I wanna share is how I created my Header Picture. Back in 2012, I named my blog ‘TwentyFirst Century Momma’ because my focus back then was to sell breastfeeding accessories and share motherhood journey and experiences. Only recently this year, I decided to purchase the Domain dot.com (.com) and changed my blog domain from wordpress.com to 21stcenturysarah.com. The roots and foundation of why I created this blog will still remained rooted which is Motherhood, Breastfeedings, being a Bookworm, Beauty, Energy, Health and Wellness will always stay close to my heart. By investing my time into how my blog layout, images, topics and content is very important to me. And I wanted to ensure the origins of my blog is pure and closet to its natural origin (real, honest and close to the truth). My header I chose a customize image from Canvas Image Editor where you can select FREE open source images.

My header tagline is ‘The Purest Of It’s Origin Is At It’s Core’. This statement I had as my MSN Status (yes back in the day when I used MSN to chit-chat). The story of how this favourite motto of mine came to mind was when I was looking for a unique phrase to express the self-discover I had back then in the year 2007. A self journey to wearing the Hijab full-time. Until now, this motto of mine has a special place in my heart.

Now this year, am hoping to keepin it real on my blog by personalizing my blog with bits and pieces that represents me (in someway). And at the same time hoping to get inspiration from others bloggers on how they conduct the placement of the logos, headers and headerlines and tagline. Can’t wait to surf the posts.

Top Ways to Lose Weight The Healthy Way

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Hey Hey Hey Folks! If you read just my previous blog post with title: Let the Gout Go Out With A Bang you will read about my most recent discovery this year that I had high levels of uric acids (Gout) with symptoms of:-

1. Pins and needles sensations in both of my legs that start from the above the knees till my feet.

2. Joint pains

3.Fatigue etc

Doctors advise me to lose weight at least 5kg to 6kg in the next 6 months (before my next schedule appointment)

And here I would like to share my journey to recovery:-

Since two years ago, I had trouble of irregular menstrual cycle that would come only after 4 (four) to 6 (six) months. After losing a bit of weight and consuming food health supplements I have gotten my period without the need of taking prescribed medication (that forces your body to bleed every month). I was concern that I had symptoms of PCOS. Here I like to share what I Consumed:-

First 3 (three) months:-

1. Shaklee DTX Complex

2. Shaklee Lecithin

3. Shaklee Omega Guard

4. Shaklee Vitamin B-Com

5. Shaklee Vitamin C

6. Shaklee Vitalea

7. Shaklee Vitamin E Complex

Another 2 months:-

8. Min Kaffe Robust Mineral Coffee

9. Garlic Tablets

And here is the results folks! Drummmmmmmm-Rollllllllllssssssss Please ❤

Results after 5 months of consistent with Weight Management Set
Results after 5 months of consistent with Weight Management Set

My initial weight was 68kg to 69kg. Alhamdulilah with small yet consistent steps I am able to go down to 62.75kg within 5 months. Will upload a before and after picture for your soon. 😀 Stay Tuned folks.

Want to have your very own customized schedule for consuming our Ultimate Pure Burning Juice Set? Feel free to buzz us on WhatsApp at +673 7251442 today or fill in our Contact Us Form: Online Consultation – Contact Us

Have a good evening lovelies.

Much Love:- Sarah@21st Century Sarah

6 Reasons Why You Should Get This Top-Selling Corset In Asia

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Corsets have been around since the dawn of beauty. Corsets are known for it’s beauty effect of shaping waistlines and maintaining that hour-glass figure. Today, there is a one-of-a-kind corset that is unique as it is designed to cater to your very own shape and size. Pluussssss….in every stitching embedded into the fabric and material contains a technology that is known today as F.I.R. And the material used to create this Corset is the same material that is used by NASA Astronauts to ensure its quality.

Here are the good bits to why you should owe this top-selling corset in Asia:-

🌟1. Long-Life Warranty: A One-Time Purchase with a long-life warranty. For any minor fixes can be sent to HQ for fixing or ammendments.

🌟2. Patented Technology: Every stitch and every fabric is ISO friendly and the FIR technology is patented to ensure the product’s quality is always the same.

🌟3. Locks fats into place to give you the illusion of an hour-glass figure.

🌟4. This corset contributes to 70% health and 30% beauty.

🌟5. Helps prevent cancerous cells to grow and develop.

🌟6. Helps to stimulate and regulate blood flow.

Now you can look gorgeous and at the same time give your body that extra health treatment.

For FREE consultation, WhatsApp us at +673 7251442 today.

Psssttt… This corset is available for deliveries World Wide. WhatsApp or Email us today.