Wednesday, January 06, 2010

It’s family day out for the bloggers

It’s family day out for the bloggers

Wednesday January 6, 2010

It’s family day out for the bloggers

By CHOONG MEK ZHIN
Photos by SAM THAM


THE number of bloggers has been increasing over the years and some of them got to meet one another at the Nuffnang Friso Gold Family Day Out event at Kizsports and Gym 1 Utama.

The theme of the event was “Curious Kids Need To Be Tough Inside”.

“Most of the parents here today are new bloggers. This event is a good opportunity for them to have a good time with their children as well as meet others in the blogging community,” said Mira Abu Bakar or better known as Red Mummy.

Her children aged between nine and six had enjoyed the activities organised during the first family day event held in November 2008.

Having a ball: Mafeitzeral with his wife, Haniza Abd Jalil, 33, a radiologist, and their three children (from left) Myftzal Dzaeffran Qayyum, 4, Myra Durratun Qaisya, 2, and Marissa Daania Qystiena, 10 months, enjoying some quality family time at Kizsports and Gym during the Nuffnang Friso Gold’s Family Day Out.

She said her five-year-old blog enjoyed more than 4,000 hits in a day and a lot of people visited her blog to find out more about her children who were enrolled in Chinese schools.

Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua who was also at the event with his wife and two children, aged five years and eight months, said this was the first time he heard about the event.

“It’s a great event for children to have fun. My eldest she enjoys the Playland,” Pua said.

Mafeitzeral Mamat, 33, an anaesthetist, had been looking forward to the event ever since he attended the first in November 2008.

“This is something we look forward to and I kept looking out for announcements since November last year.

“I’m also looking rward to finding out more updates on children’s health from the talks scheduled today,” Mafeitzeral said, adding that this time his wife was with him and it made it easier to take care of the children.

Energetic tots: In this game organised for them during the Family Day, the children were required to dance and stop with the music.

Parenting author and columnist Ruth Liew, who is also Friso Gold’s nutritionist, delivered a talk on children’s immunity at the event.

About 200 children, parents and parents-to-be attended the event.

Nuffnang Malaysia country manager Nicholas Chay said the first family day, attended by about 250 people, was a resounding success.

“This year’s theme is children’s immunity because we want to stress on the importance of keeping illnesses at bay with a healthy immune system,” Chay said.

The event was organised by Nuffnang Malaysia and Dutch Lady Milk Industries Berhad and was by invitation only.