Thursday, October 20, 2016

The Special Bear - there's perfection in imperfections

We all live in a multi-racial, multi cultural country. 

Apart from racial, cultural and religious diversity, we will at some point, often or not encounter people who are different from ourselves. 

Different isn't bad. We know that.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

[Perth Travel] Our first Airbnb experience with tips for a noob

We love to travel, evidently from the number of flights J has taken since he was born. About 11 times already? I know... kids these days are so lucky right? I also say.

While we love to travel, we always try to keep our travels pocket friendly, and I tend to take my time to research the accommodation that's most suited for us, a family with a young kid (and sometimes with 2 old folks).

When J was younger, we prefer 4 to 5 star establishments that's full service so we get access to food and all other amenities with ease.

Now that he is older, we go for space since we do stay indoors quite a bit while on holiday plus we often pack food back for our meals, more so when we travel with nai nai and grandma.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Shop with Agape Babies

I have always been a customer of Agape Babies even before I gave birth to J.

They have one of the widest range of California Baby products available in Singapore, and as mentioned in one of my previous posts, I get my regular supply of California Baby creams from them.

But don't get misled by their name as they carry so much more at their online store. They have expanded their offerings over the years, and they are one of the retailers of the ever popular Jujube diaper bags. 

They also stock a whole host of other products for older kids like my J.

Here's what we carted out last week.

1) Some Kumon books for J to practice his numbers.
2) Stocked up on extra mosquito patches to keep the the pests away.
3) An extra large tube of suncreen for J since we love to spend time outdoors.
4) Raspberry Leaf tea for me. 

We had something for both the boy and me. Definitely a one stop shop for some of our daily needs.

I am always for online shopping given that I hardly get out to shop so it is great to be able to find large range of products and mummy and child on a single platform.

If you enjoy online shopping as much as I do, and is looking for a online shop that can serve yours and you kids' needs, do hop over to Agape Babies.

From now till 4 October 2016, all my readers will enjoy a 5% discount off purchases with this code "shermeen5%".

Discount is not applicable to milk, diapers, wipes, medela breastpumps, sale and clearance categories.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

[Taiwan Travel] Migrantland Leisure Resort ( 米格蘭休閒農莊) Tainan

It's more than 6 months since we visited Taiwan in December, but I still miss that place a great deal especially this leisure resort set in a very quiet and tranquil fishing farm area of Cigu, Tainan.  Cigu is the salt town of Tainan. 

Fishing catchment area at Migrantland Leisure Resort  (米格蘭休閒農莊)

Sunday, July 24, 2016

[FTWM Truths] Why I don't lunch out

This post is dedicated to my colleagues.

Many know I don't usually dine out during lunch while at work. When I do, it is usually for official work reasons (must be really good reasons like celebrating a birthday etc) or to meet up with friends I have not caught up for ages or when I am super stressed and need a breather.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

5 things I love about you

Dearest J,

Firstly, let mummy apologise for not writing this letter any earlier. I wanted to get this done before your 4th birthday. By now, you would have known that mummy has gone through quite a little bit of drama to get you a sibling over the month of May. Hence, this came only now.

I am sorry at this point, mummy and papa will not be able to promise that you will have a brother or sister. That said, we want you to know we will never stop loving you. And, no amount of drama we went through would make us love you any less.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

[Bangkok Travel] Hua Chang Heritage Hotel

When we planned this trip, it was really just to chill, make the man's work clothes and take it nice and slow. Essentially, it was a getaway from busy work commitments to spend quality time as a family ( plus, I was supposed to be pregnant... ). 

With these in mind,  we took some time to decide where to stay in Bangkok. We really wanted to try Kempinski after raves from fellow parent bloggers... but it is way above our budget. My prudent husband will never hear of spending so much on accommodation. 

Lobby at Hua Chang Heritage