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Things Jerry Says #25 – About sickness and death.

April is the month where Qing Ming Festival (Tomb-sweeping day) happens. Each year, tonnes of people make their way to clean up tombs of loved ones or make trips to pay respects and offerings within the month of April. On one of those weekends, the husband went to pay his respects to his grandpa. He left the kids with my mum because my mum didn’t want the very young kids to go near cemeteries and columbariums.  I was stuck at home as I have been really quite sick the entire month and was told to stay home to rest.

Just as Der was leaving my mum’s place, this conversation happened.

Jerry (J): Papa, where are you going? 
Papa (P): To visit my grandpa.
J: Your grandpa is sick? 
P:: No, he is dead. 
J: What is dead?
P: Dead means the person die already. 
J: Why die? 
P: Old already, then die. 
J: Is it like Mr. Lee Kuan Yew? 
P: Yes. 

When […]

By |April 30th, 2015|Conversations|0 Comments|

My Day in a Life Post – It’s Monday!

Happy Monday! Today, I am going to share with you a snapshot of my entire day from morning till dawn, down to the minute details so you can too, can be a part of my very real everyday life. This particular day that I am recording here is last Monday, 20 April 2015. So enjoy!

6.45am: The alarm clock rings and I hit the snooze button. Today, I am feeling very tired because I slept at 2am the night before, doing chores around the house putting away mess while the boys are asleep. I snuggle close to Jerome (he sleeps between the husband and me) and take in his smell while I rest for a little while more.

7am: The husband taps me awake, warning me that I am going to be late for my day. I have an early start today due to a 9am meeting […]

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    Beauty and the Beast – The Original Broadway Musical Spectacular.

Beauty and the Beast – The Original Broadway Musical Spectacular.

If you haven’t already heard, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Broadway musical arrived at our Singapore shores some weeks back. From the producers of The Lion King, the award-winning production has been much anticipated by many. I know many of my friends have already caught the musical and gave rave reviews. So, some nights back, the husband and me clocked in a fun date night catching the musical at MasterCard Theatres, Marina Bay Sands. It was a lovely night, I must confess. 


I think many of us grew up with the classic Disney animated film and is familiar with the storyline – Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and […]

5 Reasons to Travel Without Your Kids.

I thought I’ll blog on this topic since I just returned from a vacation, without the kids. I went on my own and I am here to tell you why it is a great idea, as a parent to clock in some travel WITHOUT the kids.

Am I guilt free for leaving the kids behind? Maybe not entirely. Was I happy to be away? YOU BET.

I know of way too many parents who never travelled without their kids. In fact, on the trip that I was on, one of my travel companions was leaving her kids behind for the first. time. ever.  Her kids are (I think) 6yo & 4yo, but her case was a little more special. She didn’t have anyone to care for the kids.

I also have friends who planned for trips with their girlfriends and pull out the night before and let all those money spent on […]

By |April 13th, 2015|General|1 Comment|

The Three Billy Goats Gruff by The Little Company (TLC).

We recently caught The Three Billy Goats Gruff by TLC and the family loves it! Jerry has been asking me to bring him back to the theatres ever since we watched Goldilocks and the Three Bears. He loved the latter so much, he asked to go back the very next day after we watched it.

The moment we stepped into Singapore Repertory Theatre, Jerry turned to ask if we are back to watch Goldilocks again. My bad. I have been so, so sick lately, I didn’t have the time nor energy to prep the kids on the musical that we are catching. I have been either in comatose state or heavily drugged and spent 4 days away from work. I was literally dragging myself out of the house that day because I would have hated it if the kids missed it because of me.

The story revolves […]

Easter Eggstravaganza at Universal Studios Singapore

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We brought the kids & my nephew to hunt for some easter eggs over the school holidays weekend. Easter is one of those holidays that I really look forward to every year because I really, really like chocolate eggs and they are only available during this time of the year! Now that Universal Studios is having Easter Eggstravaganza (nice pun), it is a perfect time to visit Resort World Sentosa and be eggcited over eggs! Sorry, couldn’t resist!

So what’s the eggciting easter about, you’ll ask? Loads of eggs to hunt down, loads of rabbit ears to pull at (I’m joking at the pulling part) and special shows to catch. Even the entrance of the USS has been brightened up with loads of flowers and colourful eggs. The eggs are aplenty, and hidden at almost every corner of the park! Quite a cheery sight!

Eggs, Eggs, […]


It has been a solemn past week having it been declared a national mourning period. I spent my days reading articles of Mr. Lee Kuan Yew and gluing myself to the TV. Some of you might also have noticed the 7 days of silence on my blog and all social media platform. It is indeed very sad, and I shed much tears. Each time I read some article Singaporeans write about their experience with our first Prime Minister, my eyes just start to water, even when I am in trains or public transport.

I too, joined in the Parliament queue with the husband and Jerry on Thursday. Despite being told that the priority queue might take up to 6 hours, we proceeded on, knowing that it is my last chance to pay my respects. We eventually took 4 hours, but I was nothing but glad that I […]

By |March 30th, 2015|General|0 Comments|

Mummies unite over CNY.

So, I caught up with a bunch of mummies and their families over CNY. This group of mummies is quite dear to me. We ‘met’ over the net many years back, and bonded through blogging. This blog have brought me a lot of friendships and I really appreciate how it opened many doors for me. This bunch of mummies, we went from discussing weddings, to our first kids, to 2 kids for most of us, and now, the kids are all running around! At one point, 4 of us were having our maternity leave together (our kids are days apart) and it was a lot of fun! We grown from this…

to this!!

It was a lovely afternoon filled with fun, laughter, loads of sesame seeds (from the yusheng), great food (steamboat love!), yummy vino (slurps), and water (from the pool and water guns). I brought along my camera to […]

Happy Chinese New Year!

Here’s wishing you a Happy Chinese New Year from my family to yours! I know this should have been done like 8 days ago, but I have been diligent..

Diligent in spending time with the family, connecting with the people that matter. Spending time with myself, doing the things I enjoy most. Diligent in letting some things go, chill, sit back and really relax. And, sleep early.

It’s hasn’t been easy, making a  deliberate change to my lifestyle and not touch my computer that much. But can I share that it has been liberating? I have done so much in the past few weeks that I suddenly feel like I am actually living my life again, and not going through the motions and waiting for one day to end and another to start.

2015 somewhat started out to be a purposeful one. I started […]

By |February 26th, 2015|About Cherie, Family|0 Comments|