Nature Love Mere Primy Cap Wet Wipes

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If there’s one thing that I find hard to cut out, it’s wet wipes. Babies and kids mess up frequently, and what do you get when you use dry tissue on sticky hands? That’s right, sticky hands and dried bits of tissue. Wet wipes get those sticky hands clean when you’re in the middle of a meal with a preschooler and a toddler.

To our credit, we’ve only used perhaps 30 packs or so since Elise was born. When the babies were newborns, we washed poopy butts in the toilet instead of using wet wipes.

Wet wipes are not made equally, and I’d been using the cheapest brand I could find online which were not embossed. I actually felt rather pampered when I received these. Nature Love Mere Primy cap wet tissues uses water that has undergone a 6 step purification method and mung bean extract, lavender extract, chamomile extract and jasmine extract for moisturising properties. The fragrance is rather mild and not overpowering. The interfold method ensures that only one wipe is released each time.

Instead of the typical sticker with brand logo, this label has a space for you to mark the date it’s been opened.

Remove the label and stick it on the side of the packet, like so.

These wipes are embossed and thick. I’ve tried pulling it in opposite directions with both hands and the shape remains! This means that the wipes can actually be reused after washing to wipe surfaces, corners and even surface remnants from oily dishes before dumping.

Compare these to the brand I’d been using – truly disposable with a stark difference in thickness, texture and quality. With lower quality wipes, I have to use more pieces to get the same job done.

Another feature I noticed was this window system at the side of the packet for you to gauge how many wipes are left and if the wipes are safe to use. Very clever.

The expiry date for wet wipes is one year from the manufacturing date and is clearly printed on the packet. Expired wet wipes can continue to be used for general cleaning purposes. Please do not flush wet wipes down the toilet and dispose them in the trashcan. ๐Ÿ™‚

Travel pack of 20pcs

NatureLoveMere Wet Wipes can be purchased from The Dinky Shop – Lazada / Shopee / Qoo10. Use ShopBack for additional cashback!

Lazada has a birthday sale on 27.03.2019 and you can get Nature Love Mere at a huge discount! ๐Ÿ™‚ Other than wet wipes, they stock breast milk bags, laundry detergent and the Dinky Cube, a challenging rubik’s cube with light and music.

* I was sent four packs of Nature Love Mere Primy Cap wet wipes (two travel wipes) and a Dinky Cube by The Dinky Shop for review purposes. No monetary compensation was received.

My Korean Mart Purchases

There is a Korean mart that I frequent that’s located at Basement 1 of Northpoint City, aptly named K-Market. I’ve found the items to be reasonably priced compared to other marts with a wider variety. They have a little slip of paper where you get a stamp for every $20 spent and with every 10 stamps, you get $5 off. I’m such a regular that I’ve redeemed at least $15.

Shopping there feels therapeutic and the store manager is so friendly. He resembles Yoo Min Sang, a Korean gagman and I’ve never seen him without a smile. He’s Korean so he can’t speak Chinese.

Every single time I visit, he passes us some items that are nearing expiry for free. It’s similar to the relationship between aunties at the wet market and their favourite fishmonger. We never fail to get Seolleim ice cream when we’re there. It’s this frozen ice cream in a pouch and tastes like heaven.

My purchases are more or less the same and most items are bought to alleviate my husband’s cravings for Korean food.

#1 Convenience Food

Rice Bowls
The two rice bowls were on 1+1 sale and seem to be a healthier alternative to ramyeon. They work the same way – pour boiling water to a level and pour the seasoning packets in.

Cold Noodles/Naengmyeon
The packet on the side is cold noodles/naengmyeon which come with buckwheat noodles, sauce packets and oil. This is nowhere near instant, but cuts out a huge amount of time compared to if you boiled the broth yourself. The noodles have to be boiled, rinsed a few times with running water, dunked in ice water while you mix in the sauce with ice or blended ice. You have to add in the ingredients like meat slices, cucumber and egg yourself.

Togi Spicy Beef Soup
Total cop-out frozen soup from Togi restaurant that I boil straight from frozen. Yes, I’m that lazy, I don’t even defrost it. This has all the ingredients necessary. This costs $12 each. There are other flavours too. The link is to Harinmart, which is a reliable online mart for Korean foodstuff and not under the same company as K-Market.

#2 Frozen Food

These three items were not purchased from K-Market, but are what I usually buy.

Busan Fishcake Slices
Vastly different from the type of fishcakes found in our local fishball noodles, these fishcakes are the type that are used in Korean fishcake soup, tteokbokki and side dishes. We just had some panfried and cut into strips for dinner. This is processed so it’s best not to gorge on it.

Rolled Seaweed Fritters
Kimmari are battered seaweed fritters with noodles inside. It sounds icky, but pop these into an air fryer and dip them in sauce or use them as a tteokbokki ingredient.

Dumplings
These go everywhere – in ramyeon, panfried, steamed… I make a quick sauce using soy sauce, chilli oil and vinegar to dip the fried dumplings in.

#3 Anchovies & Kelp

Now that you know my secret, I’ll have to silence you. This is one of the most commonly used broth bases in Korean cooking. Using broth instead of plain water gives your dishes more flavour.

The other seasoning that many Korean restaurants use is Dashida, or bouillon seasoning. The beef flavour is most commonly used but it’s not easily found locally. There’s clam, anchovy, seafood, mushroom but no beef.

#4 Mixes

Black Bean Powder
Jjajang base. Fry up some meat and chopped vegetables before adding this powder and water to form a sauce that can be poured over noodles or rice.

Frying Mix
I mainly use this to make kimchi or potato pancakes.

#5 Beverages

“Morning Rice” drink/Achimhaetsal
A rice milk drink made from three types of rice – black, white and brown. It tastes like almond milk.

Fruit Vinegars/Hongcho
I ever watched a Korean documentary programme which featured this old man who had fruit vinegar the first thing in the morning as a secret to his longevity. I am… not following his strategy, but I do like the taste of it mixed with iced water. It’s tangy and zingy. There’s a dispenser at K-Market for you to try it out before buying.

Barley Tea, Corn Tea
My husband doesn’t like the taste of plain water. In our household, we drink this in place of water. We boil a huge pot with one teabag which fills three 1L pitchers, an airpot and more. Each week, we boil about three pots or more. The taste is mild and not sweet with a light fragrance.

#6 Snacks

Freebies are called service. Yep. These were given free on my most recent trip where I hauled about 10kg of groceries back with two kids. Loved the macaron cookies. It’s a shame they were individually packed though. So much waste.

Next time, I’ll see if I can show the usual recipes I create at home with these.

Evidence that my brain is mush

One thing I always felt proud of was never having misplaced anything of importance, like wallets or phones. He has misplaced two phones and wallets. That clean record was shattered today, when we returned home from lunch with no keys to open the door.

The keys, with my wallet and card pouch, were nestled in a sling bag for convenience when baby wearing. The moment I realised, I felt the colour drain from my face. It could have been ANYWHERE. I remember taking it off in the bus, or it could be on the table at McDonalds, or the food court.

I brisk walked back to the mall, with questions flooding my mind, including “Oh no my IC is inside but if I need to renew it this year, do I still need to pay for the replacement? What about the CDA bank cards and debit card? Will someone post that they’ve found my bag on Facebook?”

There was only about $50 inside but if you’ve lost your wallet before, you’d know that the inconvenience of cancelling and reapplying for cards is worth more than the cash inside the wallet. The wallet was a gift from a dear friend and I wasn’t quite ready to part ways with it yet.

The first location I reached was McDonald’s. Negative. Neither the couple who took over our table nor the counter staff had seen it.

Ran up flights of escalators to the food court, back to the table we had our meal at. Nope. Nada.

I approached a cleaning auntie, who even before hearing my question, went “Nope nope nope I don’t know” in Hokkien.

I circled the table, trying to look for it when an elderly cleaning uncle asked if I was looking for something. He said he picked up a bag and passed it to the office and pointed me to the right direction.

At the office, the manager asked me to describe what I lost, its contents as well as the name on my IC. After verification, she handed the sling bag back to me, intact! ๐Ÿ˜

The cleaning uncle told me that he saw the bag lying on the chair and immediately took it to the office. He kept repeating that he didn’t touch the contents inside. I was pretty sure nothing was taken though.

I bought him a cup of watermelon juice as a token because I felt it would be an insult to pass him cash. He even rejected the juice but I insisted he take it.

What a scare. It’s fated. I wasn’t sure where I lost it exactly, and if I had left it on the bus, the chances of retrieving it intact would be much lower.

I wouldn’t have thought of approaching the food court’s management office either. Most people go directly to the mall’s office to report lost and found items.

The entire incident was resolved in less than an hour. What a turn of events. I’m so incredibly lucky.ย 

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