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cherieladie

About Cherie

Hi there! Thanks for popping by. I'm Cherie, a ftwm (full-time working mum) to 2 boys and my motto in life is to BE HAPPY. Sure, life isn't all that smooth but its the mentality that counts, no? This blog documents my life. Or rather, snippets of my life that has passed me by. I love capturing life memories in the blog and being able to read back and laugh at myself (or anyone). I love to eat (A LOT), travel and paint my own nails so the blog is mostly about that. Is that considered lifestyle? Of cos, the family is also very much an integral part of me so there would be loads of memories about the husband and my kids - Jerry (2.5yo) & Jerome (11months) and everyone else that's close to me. I like documenting the kids' milestones, their growing up years, their achievements (and somtimes, mine), and my struggles and battles with motherhood. It sure ain't easy. i love seeking out good food and travelling, is trigger-happy, love new gadgets, love exploring new places and strives to live life to the fullest. I aspire to travel the world as much as i can, to soak in the different sights across the various continents and visit all the disneylands in the world (almost there!). Have fun reading and do drop me a comment to say hi! Love, Cherie Lim Find me on Google+

5 Christmas gift ideas for the husband!

By |December 21st, 2015|

Christmas is just days away… and I know many people are still doing their last minute shopping for Christmas gifts. I..uhh.. admit to be one of them. I still need to get a few more gifts. Shopping for ideal gifts can sometimes be quite a pain!

Every year, I crack my head on what Christmas gift to buy for my husband. This year, I brainstormed long and hard way in advance and here’s 5 gift ideas for husbands.

1. An Omega Watch 

Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch

Every one needs a watch to tell the time. Ok, maybe in this time and era, most people can tell time from their mobile phones. But a watch can be a fashion statement or a status symbol. One can consider buying the most famous chronograph watch – Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch. As the first watch worn on the […]

Checking out Arts in Your Neighbourhood!

By |November 13th, 2015|

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So, we checked out one of the first Arts in Your Neighbourhood (AYN) programmes over the past weekend, and the boys had fun!

Have you heard about Arts in Your Neighbourhood (AYN)  programme? I have! I have always wanted to check it out in the past (yeah, there’s is an arty farty side to me too) but I never found time. I finally did!

If you haven’t, Arts in Your Neighbourhood programme is an enriching arts experience at one’s doorstep. It’s basically a series of interactive arts programmes by established artists and art groups, held at various locations across the island, mostly in the heartlands. Held during the November period where kids are having school holidays, it is a great way to feed your child’s creativity and enrich their development. It is also a great way for the family to bond and expose the kids to more arts. And the good […]

BounceOFF! Race with the Hubby!

By |October 25th, 2015|

So, I said I wanted to be a little healthier in 2015. I started the year rather well (or so I think), and I picked up blading again (after a few years hiatus thanks to child bearing), and I also dabbled my hands into rock-climbing lately. All these sporty activities of mine are rubbing off the husband and I am happy to declare that he is quite fit recently and clocking in at least a few runs a week. I’m rather impressed with his progress, more than so my own.

The recent haze is making us very gloomy, and we have since stopped a lot of the out-door activities that we have been doing over the weekends. BUT, I hope the haze will clear soon because I am so looking forward to the BounceOFF! Race next weekend!

We haven’t done an outdoor family activity […]

Things Jerry Says #26 – Knock knock, Who’s there?

By |October 7th, 2015|

It’s been a LONG time since I last posted a “conversation” series post. It’s not that the kids haven’t been saying anything funny or worth recording, but I have been so busy in the past months that I never got round to doing it… and I can’t remember those conversations anymore. Regrets that a full-time working mum has to deal with.

So, last week, I came home one night really late (midnight) and was lazy to fish out my keys when I saw the living room light on. I knocked at the door and here’s what happened!

 

Mummy (M): *knock knock*
Hears a commotion in the house with the husband telling the kids to open the door..

Jerry (J): (behind the door) mummy is it you?!
M: Yes, it’s me. Please open the door. Thank you!
Little fingers fumbles with the door knob and many seconds later.. a tiny head popped […]

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Daiso 101 – 15 Useful Things from Daiso and what I do with them.

By |October 6th, 2015|

I confess, I am a Daiso-holic. And I know there are a lot of you out there who are the same, and maybe some of you choose to be closet ones, but still… I know a lot cannot resist the lure of stepping in and just browsing around, right? Com’on, there is no shame. We are all just super good at saving money and buying useful things at a fraction of their price sometimes. Other times, it’s for convenience sake!  😛

I… (much to the horror of my husband) often lug huge bags home from Daiso. My husband has a phobia each time I go near a store, but he doesn’t really stop me because he is sweet like that. I just like to spend time browsing the items, and sometimes, find a lot of useful items and interesting things to buy. Besides, each Daiso store stocks different inventory so it’s […]

New hair colour with The Comb Singapore.

By |September 20th, 2015|

Life’s been busy! So much activities lately, the weekends have been busy with my kid’s blading classes and I hardly have much time to breathe and sleep! The family has also just came back from a fun family trip in Taiwan that I have yet to talk about. So much to do, so little time!

In the midst of all that flurry, I got myself a new hair color! My hair has been black for many years for the sake of easy maintenance but I have been wanting to do something to my hair for a while now. Something different and something new! I couldn’t perm it because of my bleached ends, so I opted for a completely new hair colour! So, here’s my before and after pictures, taken on the same day!

My hair was completely black (natural hair color) with bleached streaks of green before. It’s quite dry looking and totally […]

Prepping the Teacher’s Day Present.

By |August 30th, 2015|

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 […]

The Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum we go!

By |August 28th, 2015|

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!

By |August 8th, 2015|

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! […]

Better tasting water with 3M Water Filter!

By |August 3rd, 2015|

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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 […]