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Getaway to Penang 2013 - Part 1

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We often get asked why we bother taking our child , who is not even 2 years old out of the country. They wouldn't know better, and it is definitely a hassle to pack and manage a hyper kid on board the plane. True to all that, and we had first hand experience of J disturbing other passengers on board the plane when we flew to Hong Kong earlier this year. However, that did not hinder us from wanting to travel with J again, not even when he is displaying signs of the Terrible Twos. Travelling with the child is a different experience. For us, it is an opportunity to spend quality time as a family. It is important especially when we are always so busy during the week, and when there's always distractions such as housework and the likes on a normal day. So, the trip allowed us to bask in one another's company, and spend our time doing silly things, snuggle in bed or just chat like we never chat before. We did exactly that last week. I was attracted to how different it

Happy 34th Papa

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We just came back from our short getaway to celebrate the man's birthday as well as just to take some time away from work. It was a fabulous trip, and J was surprisingly cooperative. Albeit only two nights, we had lots of fun. Just 3 of us. More on the trip coming up soon, but here's the birthday boy and his mini-me. "Happy Birthday my love! Although you drive me up the wall all the time, I always appreciate your presence, and how you make me feel special. " Love this retro looking cake. Taste very traditional too!  Someone was obviously more keen on the cake than having his picture taken. Linking up with: 

As fate has it

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Today, as I reflect upon the time I knew I was pregnant with J, through the period I have been a mother, there's one thing I am truly thankful for. The presence of a special group of friends who made the journey so much easier just by being present, be it physically or virtually.  I appreciate that I can always just pop into our chat room on whatsapp to rant, to share, to complain or simply just to chat. We were housemates and friends back in our uni days. We probably shared some really deep dark secrets, countless good times and many waking hours together. After 3 years of living together, I drifted from the group while the other 2 ladies remained close friends. And when I thought the closeness we shared is probably going to be just a memory for me, God brought us back together with us having our kids all in the same year.  Now, I will feel weird if I don't check in on them or don't hear that familar beep on my handphone for more than 3 days. They were the first

Capella Cony S230T-13 Stroller - Our experience at Shape Run 2013

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[J speaks]  Two Sundays ago, we got up bright and early to join over 10,000 pretty aunties and jie jies at the Shape Run . Lucky thing was, Mummy got a room for us to sleep over the night before at Parkroyal@Beach Road together with my good friends MM and PP, who also joined us at the run. Mummy says she will update on the staycation later so I will just focus talking about the Shape Run. If you have read mummy's review of my latest ride (Capella Cony S230T-13) , you would have gathered that we were sponsored to take part in the 2.4km Stroller Fun Run ( a new category in this year's Shape Run) together with 9 other mummies and their kiddos. We started making our way to the entrance of the event ground at about 6.45am and got there a little before 7am. Yawns! We were the first amongst the group to arrive and so I decided to start the day with some exercise by playing catch with Papee. I think Papee needs somewhat more exercise than I do as he looked so lethagic

If you are to live your last day...

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When I was lying at A&E during the recent hospitalisation episode, I thought about many things. About what I should have done more to not have lived my life in vain. About how not to leave this world with regrets. Morbid I know. But isn't it always like that? It is when the prospect of losing what we have today that we begin to look back and wished we could have lived better lives and hence the cliche of living each day like it is our last. Simple as it sounds, chances are we will continue living the way we do just because we are sure there will always be tomorrow. I obviously have not lived very long. Not even close to half a decade. But, there were countless of occasions when I felt unhappy just because I suppressed my feelings and let others have their way. There were also times I let opportunities slip by because I was afraid of what the change may bring. Hence, I do want to try and do more of the following so as to live a fulfilling life. One with no regrets

Weekend exploits #3 - Changi Airport Terminal 3

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Some Saturdays back,  while the hubs was at his company's basketball tournament at the east side of the island, mummy and J decided to spend some time at the airport while waiting for the tournament to end. That was a whole 5 hours to kill! Thankfully, we had friends who willingly spent the afternoon with us. Better still, we had good fun that cost close to nothing. Well, not really nothing if you include what we spent on lunch, donuts and coffee:) First stop after lunch was the viewing gallery at the Terminal 3 of the airport. Lots of empty space for kids to roam around. J got fascinated watching the planes on the tarmac before he took an interest in climbing up and down the exhibits at the gallery. For the older kids, this is also a great place to learn about the history of one of the nation's pride. " I must climb up this pyramid....or whatever this might be.." " Aiyoh... why so difficult to climb ah?" " Hmm... maybe this Kor K

J's first mall event - Liang Court's Faboolous Halloween

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Pre-kids, I often wondered why would parents bring their children, squeeze with the crowd to visit a mall event. Well... I obviously did not know better . With an energizer bunny as a son, there is a constant need to look for activities to keep J occupied. When we were invited by Liang Court to take part in their Faboolous Halloween costume making workshop, I thought why not?! While J may be a little young to work on any complicated handicraft, i figured he would be thrilled to be dressed up as a vampire or the likes. I was oh-so wrong! He refused to put on the cape (only did so after much coaxing), was all squeamish when we attempted to do some face painting on him and he was more interested in running around the mall than soaking in the halloween atmosphere. Oh well! Attempting to put the vampire cape on for J, who refused to have anything on him.  J taking instructions on what to do with his vampire medalion. Paint he must... and paint he did (with my help of c