Sunday, May 15, 2016

About the 4th birthday party

Birthday parties for the past 3 years have always been quite a taboo in our little family. Other than J's full month party which he probably remembered nothing about, every other party we tried to organise never quite materialized.

We finally managed to pull off a party this year! I hope he does not ask for one every year though

His first birthday was cancelled 2 days before the party day because he got his first HFMD.

For his second birthday, we wanted a small do with some friends. That got cancelled too because he had a drippy nose. So for his third, we decided to do without a party.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

7 Tips on surviving Kidzania Singapore

#kidzania #kidzaniasg #funinsg

We made it to Kidzania Singapore last Friday, and as expected, the boy had a blast.

 We have never been to any other Kidzanias in the world, but we have been to BabyBoss in Taipei (which he absolutely loved) and the rather quiet Cosmic Kidland in Penang and we just knew Kidzania will be a hit with this boy so much so, we are in the midst of planning our visit to Kidzania Bangkok in June.

Absolute look of joy at the entrance of the Kidzania Singapore. He says, "I am super excited Mummy!!" 

Monday, May 02, 2016

Kaohsiung - Fit for Kids (Part 2)

Let's visit  Sizih Wan, Pier 2 Arts Centre, Shoushan Zoo and Liuhe Night Market!

We are back with part 2 of our Kaohsiung post. Part 1 is here by the way. Yeah, yeah. I know, we have been pretty slow in updating our Taiwan experience. Hope you all didn't wait too long!

If you are like me who loves the sun and the ocean, you cannot miss Si Zih Wan.

Kaohsiung Si Zih Wan (西子湾)

Tourists and locals alike, find a good spot to catch the sunset. 

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Get a free ride with Friso today!

Like most boys, our energetic little imp has a thing for vehicles. Vehicles of all shapes and sizes! From those mini Tomica ones to huge motorised ones. Our house is filled with vehicles of all types and all sizes.

Not too long ago, J will always insist on having his haircut at QB House at VivoCity because he knows we will let him take a spin on those paid motorised rides near the playground.

There are times when we are so tempted to get one for him, but if you look around at local toy shops, they can be very costly. Some can go up to about $400, so that's why for a long time we willingly pay for him to have his 10min of fun at these play places. 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Week in life of a blogging mum

I started blogging more than 10 years ago, more to rant about daily ups and downs. Basically things that got me riled up and when I need an avenue to let it all out. 

Then, it progressed to using the blog and different networks to help me do my day job as a marketer better, till I became a mother. This space slowly turned into our trove of memories. 

We had a difficult time conceiving J, and he will likely be our only child. Hence, it is understandable that we want to create as much memories as we can so he is able to refer to this when he is older. 

So. How do I keep up with all the recording? 

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Kaohsiung - Fit for kids (Part 1)

Let's visit Ciaotou Sugar Refinery and Cijin Island

Kaohsiung is the second largest city in Taiwan, after Taipei, and is the apparently the most densely populated city in the country. 

Scoot expanded their route to include Kaohsiung as a direct destination from Singapore last year, and that makes Scoot one of the 2 airlines (the other being China Airlines) to fly direct from Singapore. 

If you prefer to explore different parts of Taiwan like ourselves, using Kaohsiung as a base could be an option, away from the hustle bustle of modern Taiwan. Best part is, Kaohsiung takes about 3.5 hours to get to, almost 40 min less if you choose to fly into Taipei from Singapore. 

Traditionally an industrial area, you will still see hints of its history as you travel in and around the city. Despite the commercial nature of the city, Kaohsiung has its charm, and interesting sights for the family. 

I am covering a few places where you can visit if you are in town over 2 posts. ( I have also included some interesting places that's frequent by locals...a real treat because our driver from Tour Taiwan is fab like that!) 

Ciaotou Sugar Refinery ( Tai Sugar Museum)橋頭糖廠

A mini fairground with quaint little shops on the way to the museum. 

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Mindfulness at the workplace

The weeks back at the office after CNY was nothing but stressful.

Hands up those who feel the way I do right now!  I could really use some relaxing yoga session or the likes. 

Of course, stress is all part and parcel of work isn't it?

However, have you ever sometimes reflected on your day and realised how you handled a particular situation could be the cause of your stress? Maybe it's a case of speaking too much too soon? Maybe it is all relative to other events in happening in your life.