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Prepping the Teacher’s Day Present.

Teacher’s Day is next week! Parents with young school-going children like me are fretting about what to get. I know there are parents who don’t really bother, but I wanted to show my appreciation because I am thankful of the teachers who nurture my kids in the school they are at. All of them whom have impacted my kids in one way or another. I scrambled to put something together last week because I know we will be away on vacation in Taiwan. Want to know what I got for Jerry & Jerome’s teachers? Here’s a hint!

Spent a few hours at night prepping the pressies with the husband. Here’s a image of the final product!

I thought it was a meaningful gift, because I have seen the kids grow so much in the past year, not just physically, but intellectually. The kids talk fondly about their teachers as well and I haven’t heard a […]

By |August 30th, 2015|DIY Ideas, General|5 Comments|

The Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum we go!

The National Day long weekend was such a treat, and I can’t believe we are already at month end! We visited The Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum located at The Chinese Garden over the long weekend. Quite an eye-opener I must say! If you are looking for some activity to do this weekend, maybe this could be it!

I had initially wanted to bring the boys to Kusu Island, but dropped the idea when I realised there isn’t a direct ferry to the island. So, we went to The Chinese Garden instead because I have read about the tortoise museum and have always wanted to visit.

I think I haven’t visited The Chinese Garden since I was a kid! Love how the feel of the place somewhat transports us to another country. It was a really hot morning, but the boys were all running around, happy to explore and check out […]

SG50 Family Fun with FOX Kids & Baby!

Over the last weekend, the boys got to attend a really cool and fun event! In celebration of the SG50 week, the team at FOX Kids & Baby organised a old school/retro themed media preview for the Fall Winter’15 collection at the City Square Mall outlet. The shop was closed off for a private event and the boys were really in for a treat!

The City Square Mall outlet was somewhat being transformed, and they had a corner filled with old school treats that I could very much relate to as an 80’s kid!  There were Doraemon boxed snack that comes with a toy (I loved this as a kid!), number 8 chocolates, BobDog cigarettes sweets, the sugar drop biscuits, mamee, and a lot more! Jerry was perpetually stuck in that corner munching away.

It was one of those rare times that I didn’t quite limit my kids. They went crazy! […]

By |August 8th, 2015|General|0 Comments|

Better tasting water with 3M Water Filter!

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Having moved into my own place for almost 2 years now, there has been something that I haven’t really gotten used to – the taste of the water from the tap. It tastes quite different from what I used to drink at my mum’s place. Even as the self-proclaimed water guzzler who easily drinks up to 4 litres a day, I sometimes do cringe at the taste of the water at my place and finds myself reaching for the chilled water in the fridge because it tastes better.

Are you nodding in agreement? I never had issues with the taste of tap water until now and the water taste is a lot more apparent in room temperature water which is my preferred choice of drink. Guess what came to save my day?

3M Water Filter! 

Honestly, I never really bothered with learning more […]

Shape Run 2015 – 1.8km Family Fun Run for the Choos!

[Sponsored Post] We’ve clocked in the first family run this year with Shape Run 2015! This year, we are pretty pleased that the Shape Run introduced a new category 1.8km Family Fun Run. So different from the previous years where I am the only one running with the kids and the husband is at the sidelines (read our 2014 Shape Run & 2013 Shape Run experiences). Guess who was the most hyped up person? The husband of cos! He’s into running these days and is always competing with me the distance he has clocked. He’s super happy that he doesn’t have to hang around and wait for the race to end. We arrived way before the flag off time this year because I didn’t want to disappoint the kids and let last year’s incident repeat (we missed the race). We had a bit of time to wander around and take pictures with mascots. I […]

More on self and family, and less of everything else.

So, I have been blogging a lot lesser these days because I have thinking, and not really doing (blogging) much. 6 months earlier, I wrote about 15 things that I will do differently this year, and I think I am faring rather okay against that checklist. I have definitely clocked in a lot more sleep, take things a lot slower, do less gorging and more proper eating and scrutinising what really goes into my mouth. I try to exercise whenever I can, and the family clocks in at least a day of outdoor activity each week so that we don’t coop up in the house or roam the malls that much.

My nights are mostly spent snuggling my boys, or nagging them to sleep. The sad truth is, I don’t touch my computer that much anymore. In fact, I use social media a lot less too. I am less […]

By |July 19th, 2015|General|0 Comments|

Small Spaces: Play areas for the boys

This post is part of a Small Spaces Blog Train and I will be sharing about our living spaces catered for our kids. Take a peek at what fun means in those spaces, as well as some tips on how I get all those toys organised for the boys.

Well, before I get into the small spaces catered for my kids, I got to give a little introduction to my other half. You see, he’s pretty anal. He’s interior design trained, but a ladies shoe design/R&D person by profession and his life revolves around a lot of symmetry and accuracy. When we were planning for the renovation of our place, I had a hard time. Sorry, I meant our ID had a hard time. Everything is measured downright to precision and he has zero tolerance for any error. TV has to be right in the middle of where […]

By |June 22nd, 2015|Home|4 Comments|

3M™ Sun Control Window Film – Sun Protection for homes.

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I’m gonna share about our home’s latest installations  – 3M Prestige Window Film, 3M Safety & Security Film & 3M Fasara Decorative Glass Film. I’m quite excited about them honestly! And, if you are concerned about the sun damaging your furniture in your home, sunlight warming up  your apartment/house, and you want to protect your loved ones from the harmful effects of ultraviolet (uv) rays and shattering glass using window films, then this post is for you. If you are a new home owner or going to get your new home soon and thinking about getting window films, this would be quite useful for you too!

The weather is so awfully hot lately, my skin burns whenever I’m outdoors and I swear I’m shades darker than I was a month ago. I am sure you feel the same too! Oh the perils of the sun! We all know […]

The day I met a kind soul.

Kind acts are a little underrated in Singapore. There are kind souls around and I have witnessed quite a few of them. It is just that they aren’t as amplified as the negative ones commonly seen on social media today.

Today, a kind stranger that really, really made my day.

So, 4 months ago, I posted this picture on my Instagram of me wearing my mi band (a fitness tracking device worn on the wrist).

I am not a fitness buff. I just have the habit of tracking and knowing how much I walk daily, and it does soothes me to know that I do clock in at least the recommended 10,000 steps a day. I have been doing that using my phone for the longest time, but was really excited when I was gifted the mi band because it boasts of a lot more functions like tracking my sleep patterns, notifying me […]

By |May 14th, 2015|General|1 Comment|

5.5.15 – The day you turned 4.

Dear Jerry,

4 years ago, you popped into our lives on this very day. I still remember how big I was, like a big fat whale at 41 weeks, and 0 dilation. I barely could walk from the pain in the pelvic region, with you pressing down on my bone and I toss & turned in bed everyday till the day the doctor said he needs you to come out, pronto. That very night, I was admitted into the hospital, and still bothered to blog about it real time. It was probably the last time I ever blogged about something in real time. 

I so desperately wanted to deliver you naturally, and maybe put some potential risk on your health. On hindsight, maybe that was totally unnecessary. Who was I to know then, as a new mother. All I wanted was to experience birth the natural way. I […]