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Interesting Birthday Party Venues

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Jonas will be turning one in a month's  2 weeks' time. Preparations for it started 2 months before, partly because we are also in the midst of prepping for our big move. I need to ensure I have enough time to properly plan the party amidst the busy period at work and the endless packing at home. Before we decided to have the party at our new place (thank God we can make it in time), we researched and got quotations from many other external venues. So, I thought why not share some of the unique places we explored which will make any party a fun and interesting one. Something to think about when you plan your next party: KBox   I love to sing. So when I saw that they had kids' party packages, I thought why not! Well, of course, there were some people who thought that it is not an appropriate place for a kid's party. But, seriously...KBox ain't sleazy if that is what they're thinking. The events folks at KBox were very responsive. My queries were a

Learning to let go

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There were many instances in my 32 years that have got me wondering why life couldn't be smoother or fairer. Growing up was tough. We were not well off hence everything I wanted had to come with a price. When faced with adverse situations, I often am able to find my way out of it, of course not without some hard work. I guess that shaped me to be who I am today. A perfectionist in my own right. All that I put my heart to do, had to be executed to planned....best if it is flawlessly too. I sound like a nazi, and the truth is I am.. and still is (to a certain extent). Then came my quest to be a parent , and the hiccups encountered along the way made me realize that sometimes, it is best to leave things in the hands of God and let him lead the way. There is no perfection without faith. We got married in 2006. I was 26, he was 27. We spent a good deal of money on the wedding & the house so having kids was the last thing on our minds. Moreover, I often told myself that I sti

An outlet away from daily routine

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Some close knit friends and colleagues know me as the person who can make jewellery. Not a widely known fact by many, but at the moment I like it the way it is. How it started In 2009, I told my husband that I wanted to start my own online shop. Selling what, I didn't know. So, we took a trip to Bangkok, hit the wholesale market and came back with stuff. Literally S-T-U-F-F... everything and anything that we thought we could sell. As a marketer, on hindsight, what I did back then was a joke. No strategy, no goals... don't even know what we were selling. It was the point in my life where I needed something to keep me busy when I am not at work. The man had his x-box which he didn't seem tired of till this day. I had my dramas, but that wasn't enough. And of course, this was the time when we were actively trying to conceive to no avail. The website started.. and it is a full fledged e-commerce one no less. Thanks to the man for patiently and meticulously setting i

Photo Heart Fridays - Buddies They Will Always Be

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Always love how these two can stay on the couch for a good part of a lazy morning. Buddies they will be for life.

Kidz Amaze - SAFRA Toa Payoh

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Since J learnt to crawl, I have been meaning to bring him to an infant/toddler play gym. Oh well... I procrastinated till last Saturday. We went to Kidz Amaze @ SAFRA Toa Payoh really to check out their party rooms. YES! J is turning 1 in less than 2 months. After much deliberation, we decided to have a party for him since his 1st month party was a very low-key affair. Unfortunately, the rooms are fully booked for the weekend before his birthday, so it was back to the drawing board for us. Since we were already there, we thought might as well let him have his first adventure at an indoor playground. Kidz Amaze is SAFRA's unique indoor playground, that first landed at their Jurong clubhouse some years back. 2007 if my memory did not fail me. Highly popular with older kids (or so I assume looking at the crowd there) and I can see why. The latest outlet at SAFRAToa Payoh spreads around 12,700 square feet and features a unique scavenger hunt attraction where kids and their par

Mom made tough

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Had the urge to write this after a tiring week dealing with a sick baby and the endless amount of work that requires my attention. Nothing very dramatic, just trying. Perhaps a sequel to my post of being a FTWM. In my last post , I mentioned that J had a persistent fever that started last Friday night, and this was after we visited his regular pediatrician for cough & flu earlier that evening. When the fever did not subside and spiked to over 40 degrees on Sunday, we took him down to KKH, hoping they can make him feel better. What we were not expecting was to be told to go home after they administered him with some paracetamol. We were actually told not to rush the kid down if he hasn't had fever for more than 5 days. Well, if any of you have been to the Children's A&E at KKH, you cannot really blame them for saying so because there are just too many kids waiting in queue. But then, which parent wouldn't want their sick child to feel better , and no sickness

Wordless Wednesdays: Please be well

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Sneaking in to put up a post today after 5 days of battling fever yo-yo with J. Poor baby started having slight fever last Friday night, and his temperature has been consistently been at about 38 degrees. Can't be away from work any longer, hence he is now with Granny.... hopefully it gets better today...else it is off to the hospital again tonight. Rest baby rest... get well ok? Muacks! Super exhausted.... so praying for strength to get through the day. Linking up with