Besides Barney & Friends, my twin daughters loves Australian musical show Hi-5 so much. Each time the show is showing on Disney Jr. channel, both Faiqa and Falisya will stand up and started to dance and sing. It's so cute to see how they shake their bodies while the eyes glued to the TV screen; committed in following the steps. Among their favorite song is "L.O.V.E". Even I had memorized the dancing steps of that song because I usually joined my girls to dance and sing a long...it was fun (and can burn some calories too I hope!) :)
Either on the TV or we played a Hi-5 CD on the laptop, this is the common scenario at home. Khusyuk! :)
Although Faaz isn't a toddler anymore and doesn't fancy Hi-5 the way he used to be, he will always enjoyed watching the educational section of the show, such as the part when they tell a story or the part where Jup Jup (the purple octopus) made an appearance.
I am pretty sure these are the common scenarios for most mommies out there too, am I right, mommies? :) I know Hi-5 have a large crowd of young fans in Malaysia and they certainly have a big influence to the children. It's no surprise that recently Dumex Mamil All 'n One has chosen Hi-5 to collaborate with them in a new educational campaign called, "Gime Me 5".
This campaign aims at educating young ones on the importance of the 5 major food groups - that it is now fun and exciting to consume the right amount of carbohydrates, protein, dairy, fruits & vegetables and healthy fats & oils! In striving to make healthy eating engaging for children, Hi-5 will have a catchy song and dance, educational video as well as interactive digital apps showcasing Hi-5 communicating positive message on healthy eating.
I was pleased and excited for my kids when Dumex Mamil sent an invitation for a blogger session for the Dumex Mamil All n' One "Give me 5" Campaign with Hi-5 members, all the way from 'the land down under' (Australia) itself. However, the invite is for a blogger and A CHILD only which means I can only bring one of the twins. How sad :'(
After a short discussion with my husband, we both agreed to choose Falisya because between the two girls, she is more passionate in dancing, more focus and braver towards stranger. I afraid that if I brought Faiqa instead, she will be very clingy and can't enjoyed much. Plus, as a blogger I have tasks to perform too. Although I have made my decision, it was difficult to leave Faiqa at home with her big brother Faaz. With heavy heart me and Falisya left the house while she was sleeping. Sorry baby, next time it's your turn k...huhu.
Falisya was blur at first when I told her along the journey to the Curve that she will be meeting Lauren and the other Hi-5 members on that day. Can't blame her tho, she is just a 2 year old baby! Heee..
Falisya standing and wondering after we did our registration and getting our goodie bag.
As soon as we entered the venue (The Apartment, The Curve), she saw the featured wall which has the wallpaper of Dumex Mamil & Hi-5 logo. Instantly she got all excited and nodded with a smile when I asked her, "Falisya wants to see Hi-5?" :)
Somebody already started to get excited :D
First thing first, Falisya was served with a cup of Dumex Mamil® All ‘n One ( cold) milk by the organizer. She was reluctant at first, although I told her it was milk inside the cup but after tasted it she can't stop drinking! I guess it's because she never drinks milk from a cup before plus the delicious milk made her changed her mind. I guess its about time for me to start introducing it to the twins and perhaps switching their formula milk to Dumex Mamil? Hmm... ;)
Talking about milk, do you know that Dumex Mamil® All ‘n One milk contains 30 Nutritional Ingredients + 20 Essential Nutrients based on all 5 Key Food Groups? It has a unique formulation to help your child get the daily recommended intake of nutrients from Carbohydrates, Protein, Fruits & Vegetables and fats (DHA, ALA, AA). Certainly a good source to help your child getting the goodness from all 5 essential food groups!
There was a photobooth with props at the entrance and we managed to snap some photos although Falisya was not quite get it...mommy je yg posing sensorang. Hiks! :P At sharp 5pm, the event started with the welcoming speech and safety briefing by the bubbly Azura; former Disney Channel Asia host cum Dj Zurr from the Red fm radio. Managed to have a quick chat with her prior to the event and she admired how brave Falisya was (Falisya was the youngest child present that evening). It was then I realized both of them have the same type of hair and wearing almost the same tone color that day. What a co-incidence :D
Us, the mommy bloggers and our child. I was pleased to meet my blogger friend, "Mamarazi" and his famous son, Joshua a.k.a the "small kucing" at the event that we decided to seat together that day :)
Aren't they look alike?, *tetiba :P LOL!
The moment we've been waiting for then came *drumroll*....the appearance of all members of Hi-5 on stage. Falisya was stunned at first when she saw the Hi-5 members passed her by and then standing in front of her. It's not a dream baby, it was real! :P
Hi-5 members for 2013 was then introduced. There are 3 new members; Ainsley, Dayen and Mary. The remaining two are the famous Stevie and Lauren. Lauren is Falisya's favourite Hi-5 member and she has the most fan that evening :)
They performed an opening song before Azura made an announcement that us, the mommy bloggers will have a media session as well as the Q&A session with Danone Dumex and Hi-5 group while the children will be brought to another place for Hi-5 dance workshop. There, they will learn the dancing steps of Hi-5 song and they will then performed the dance on the stage later on. Three best dancers that evening were then will be chosen by the Hi-5 group themselves to win the tickets to the year end concert!
At first I thought of excluding Falisya from the dance workshop since she was the smallest child and I was afraid she will have the stranger anxiety issue. I was wrong. The minute all the children lined up to go for the workshop, she stood up from her chair and started to walk towards the line. I asked her if she really wants to go and she nodded firmly. I was surprised and so were the organizer. Happily they escorted her towards the workshop. There was no sign of scare in her face. She looked confident and firm, like a big girl! And when I got the official photos from Danone Dumex which were snapped during the workshop, I felt like crying. I was totally impressed with my baby girl!
After the kids left, we've been introduced to Mr Christiaan Uittenbosch, the Marketing Manager of Danone Dumex Malaysia. During his speech, Mr. Christiaan share with us how commiteed Danone Dumex is in improving the awareness on balanced nutrition for all children in Malaysia. It is hoped that the partnership with Hi-5 will be able to reach out to as many children and their parents as possible for this purpose.
See...we were "childless" for half an hour!
Besides the educational videos and apps, Mamil All 'n One will be bringing Hi-5 to Malaysia again on December 27th for "Hi-5 House Party" concert at KLPAC! Good news to parents out there, you can win your child tickets to watch the concert by answering a simple question through SMS contest. There are 180 tickets to be grabbed weekly and the final date of the contest is today (24th November 2013). So hurry mommies, there still time left to get lucky! ;) To find out more about this contest, click on the ‘Give me 5’ app at the Dumex Mamil Facebook page [www.facebook.com/DumexMamil/GiveMe5] or call Danone Dumex Careline at 1800 38 1038.
And while the kids have the chance to watch Hi-5 perform, the biggest and more exciting prize is the opportunity to perform live with this popular group on stage - through a nationwide talent search, 5 lucky Malaysian children will have the opportunity to perform the new hit song ‘5 Food Groups’ with Hi-5! Isn't it cool? ;)
After the speech, us the mommy bloggers then attended a Q&A session with the Hi-5 group. I took the opportunity to ask the group on how they managed to keep their stamina and appear energetic throughout their show. The first answer was given by Mary and she told me that they ensure that they have the 5 key nutrients in their daily diet!
Stevie then added, besides food intake they are also keep themselves fit by exercising and doing workout before he share with us that Lauren actually loves working out. He then suggested Lauren to do push-up infront of us, live. Of course Lauren was more than happy to show us! :)
It was then all the children were brought in back to the stage where they were lined up and got ready for the dance performance. I was relieved to see Falisya, seriously I can't concentrate 100% during her absence, wondering how she was doing and whether she cried looking for me...
I know...typical mommy syndrome :P
The dance teacher arranging the kids. Falisya was looking for me...
The kids were waiting for the music to start...
and off they started to dance as soon as they heard the music..so cute!!
While the mommies were busy capturing the moments and Hi-5 were standing on the chair, judging the best 3 dancers for concert tickets winner.
Falisya and the girl were the two who didn't dance at all. Instead, she was busy watching the Hi-5 members cheering and smiling to them across the stage. It was funny that the host and some of the committee members were trying hard to make her dance but failed. No worries baby, still to see you stood there on stage calmly made mommy wanna cry (again, typical mommy syndrome)..cause I'm so proud of you!
The winners were then announced and I was happy for Joshua when he was announced as one of the winner. He did dance well!. As a consolation, all the kids who performed were given a copy of Hi-5 concert CD. It made my baby girl happy that she kept on looking and holding the CD :) We then had the photography session with the Hi-5 members. Although most of the kids that evening were pretty excited to shake hand and took a photo with the group, I was happy to see that all of them were polite and waited for their turn.
Us, waited patiently for our turn! :)
Our first shot: Falisya was still busy looking at the CD she got :P
Lucky us they took a second shot: Although she did not smile r looked at the cammie, she wasn't looking at the CD anymore. Hehe :P
As a closing, all of us were served with some refreshments from The Apartment, consisting finger food of 5 essential food groups. All of them were equally good! Nyums!
and Falisya got her doses of fresh Dumex Mamil® All ‘n One milk!. Nyums!
It was a great mom-child blogger event, and we both had a great time, don't we Falisya Nayla? Thank you Dumex Mamil for making my baby's dream comes true!
Oh ya, Faiqa greeted us cheerfully as we arrived home. Well behaved, baby. Since she didn't got the chance to go to this event I gave the goodies we got from the event to her. She was delighted when I showed her the Hi-5 school bag and the CD she got. I promise baby, next event will be your turn k, insyaAllah love!