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Singaporean Educator, Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant, Writer and Hands on Mom of Three. Connect with me on Google+

Whispers of Rest- Bonnie Gray

Whispers of Rest by Bonnie Gray
Whispers of Rest by Bonnie Gray


Whisper of Rest – 40 Days of God’s Love to Revitalize Your Soul by Bonnie Gray is one of the books I am currently reading.

Divided into six parts this book by Bonnie brings you on a 40 day journey through learning about yourself and how you stand with GOD.

Each day she brings you through her own personal experience with GOD. She recounts what she has done and how GOD has touched her life.

The book is divided into a few parts

Part one – Being the beloved

Part two- Choosing at the beloved

Part three- Dreaming as the beloved

Part four- Healing as the beloved

Part five- Daring as the beloved

Part six- Shining as the beloved

Starting off from Day 1  Bonnie shares with the readers how to focus on breathing and being still. To eject yourself from the busyness of life and focus on GOD.

Each day starts with a bible verse, quotation, a experience (story) another bible verse then explanations on how to go about to achieve rest.  There are also mediation techniques interwoven into the daily ritual to help calm ones emotions and help them focus.

There are sections within each day where reflective questions are thrown to the reader and they are encourage to pen down their thoughts in a journal.

I find doing this exercise very therapeutic.

My thoughts 

I was on Bonnie’s 21 day challenge which she conducted on her facebook fan page . It was  a very interesting journey together with the other ladies on the challenge as we shared our perceptions of being Still and breathing again spiritually.

I have been feeling very spiritually jaded  and in need of a spiritual detox. I have been looking for a booster in this area of my life.

Having come from a Catholic background I have always questioned why I feel so spiritually lacking even though I was in Sunday school  and attended service regularly. I came to realize that the community I was in wasn’t serving my needs as a Christian and I started searching directly in the bible for what I needed.

Reading through Bonnie’s book gave me a clearer perspective on  what I am seeking within my spirituality life.  It gave me the space to slow down and think what I really want in my walk with GOD.

It also gave me a deeper understanding about my current feelings and thoughts on spirituality.

Do pick up a copy of her book as it’s being launch in the bookstores this week.

Disclaimer:  I received a copy of this book for review purpose. All opinions are 100%  mine


Jumpy Plus Smart Watch – An Option for keeping in touch



Tiger girl and me with our smart watches
Tiger girl and me with our smart watches


Tiger girl has been thinking of getting herself a  watch since I got mine in March this year. She has seen that it was possible to do much more then just read the time from a smart watch and she was intrigued by it’s functions.

I had initially wanted to get her a smart phone like her brothers so that I am able to contact her as she had been requesting for one since last year. I had my reservations on how practical if would be and if she too would face the possibility of being addicted to the smart phone with its countless apps that could be downloaded.

It was really cool when she was offered a Jumpy Plus  Smart Watch to test out.  Now I’m able to contact her and she can contact me when necessary and I can track where she is via my phone.

Tiger girl posing with her new Jumpy Plus Watch
Tiger girl posing with her new Jumpy Plus Watch

My Initial Observation ( Upon Unboxing  It)

The Jumpy Plus watch looks a bit big for her hand and Tiger girl had some difficulty putting it on by herself . The watch has a strap similar to the Apple watch so one had to push the metal buckle through the appropriate slot to secure me.  I wonder over time if the rubber will harden or  the slot widen as through frequent use  making it less then secure and easy to slip off the wrist.  I personally prefer the traditional watch buckle that secures the watch in place however this option is not available with this smartwatch.

The Jumpy Plus Specs
The Jumpy Plus Specs

Designed for kids age 4-12 year olds this funky looking smart watch has some very cool functions and allows for kids to customize it based on their preferences.

Some of the functions of the Jumpy Plus watch
Some of the functions of the Jumpy Plus watch

The first thing that Tiger girl did when she got the watch was to customised the watch face. As she is still not very apt in reading time she opted for a digital clock interface. I also set a personal alarm for her to remind her that bedtime is at 9.30pm.

The Jumpy Pet
The Jumpy Pet


Seeing the pet dog within the Jumpy Watch reminded me of the Tamagochi which I use to have as a teenager. This one however was different as you can decide on the different type of food to feed the puppy – Canned dog food, a bowl of doggy snacks or a bone.  You can also supposedly change the hat, clothes and eye wear for the dog . However Tiger girl and I have yet to figure  out how to do that. We have held on and drag the clothing item, double tapped on it etc but there has been no reaction. We do not see clothes being “moved” and placed on the dog like when it was being fed. ( I think only the programmer would be able explain how to cloth the dog properly)

The phone /message function on the Jumpy Plus Watch
The phone /message function on the Jumpy Plus Watch

This is the key feature of the Jumpy Plus watch being able to connect with others via the use of the watch . One has to insert a nano sim card with data plan into the watch  and sync it up with a phone before this function is activated.

Through the use of the Jumpy Plus App which is available for both Iphone and Android one can preset up to 5 numbers which the child can contact and receive calls from.

One of the contacts preset on Tiger girl's watch
One of the contacts preset on Tiger girl’s watch

If Tiger girl chooses she can call me or her brothers . If it is not convenient to talk she can also send short text messages to us instead.

To prevent Tiger girl from playing with the phone in school I can set it to School Mode when she is in school. When the watch is set in this mode she can only tell time and make emergency calls.  It prevent her from being distracted and allows her to focus on her lessons.

The pedometer on the watch
The pedometer on the watch

This is one of the cutest Pedometer interface that I have seen.  Tiger girl loves this function and it does encourage her to be more active and walk around more.

The games within the watch
The games within the watch
Storybooks and songs on the watch
Storybooks and songs on the watch

This function comes in handy to distract /occupy Tiger girl when we are out waiting for meals. There are some pre-set games within it, online stories/ songs within the watch to capture their attention temporarily.

Available in Red, Blue, Yellow or Green the JUMPY Plus retails exclusive  at their website for  S$278   .

Special Promotion for our readers

From now till the 2nd August 2017,  quote the promotional code DD10  when you shop online at   their website and receive a 10% discount off your purchase.

For more information about the Jumpy Plus Smart watch do visit their website or Facebook Page.

Disclaimer: We received a copy of the Jumpy watch for review purposes. All opinions are 100%  mine.