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Kaohsiung - Fit for kids (Part 1)

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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. (

Mindfulness at the workplace

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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.

Protect your bed with "Therm-a-Sleep"

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J has been toilet trained ages ago. I don't even remember when was the time he started to go without diapers during the day. Well, but the night time situation isn't so rosy.  Although he still sleeps with diapers, accidents happen and is becoming more frequent. Maybe it is because he consumes very much more water these days.  You can imagine when he wets his pants, the bed is never spared. We needed to find a better way to protect our mattress, otherwise it means we will need to throw out our mattress soon! 

Social Media and Your Career

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Social media has become very much a way of life for many of us. As a marketer, the advent of social media is superb, opening up many avenues for us to reach out to our target audience, at a fraction of the cost as opposed to spending on traditional advertising media. Most importantly, it allows for tracking of performance. You know that all important ROI discussions we have in the office, and more so the justifying of marketing spends. Ever since I helped set-up the Facebook page for my then employer some 7 years back, I never looked back.  Social media has and will always be part of my integrated marketing plans. It has also become a part of my life, evident from how I also evolved to be a parent blogger. I am one who cannot get past a day without checking my Instagram, Facebook and Dayre accounts, and the number of platforms I have accounts on is numerous. There are probably some which I have already forgotten about. As my colleague puts it, I have quite an activ

Legend Hotel, Kaohsiung - Taiwan Family Holiday

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We just returned from our year end vacation, and no prizes for guessing where we ended at! For the second time in 2015, we visited Taiwan, and I can shout out loud that I love that country very much. With the vast open spaces and lush greenery, as well as the almost endless coastal scenery, I cannot get enough of Taiwan. There's still so much for us to explore and I am very sure we will be back there very soon. This time, we went southwards flying into Kaohsiung instead of Taipei. For the uninitiated, Kaohsiung is at the south-western part of Taiwan, very close to the southern tip, and it is the second most populous city after Taipei. In the past, the only direct flight from Singapore to Kaohsiung is on China Airlines. Most recently, our local budget carrier Scoot started flying this route, and we love it because it takes almost an hour less if we flew into Taipei. Best for my J who hates long plane rides. More about Kaohsiung coming on the blog in the weeks to come. Here&#

Looking forward: Lessons from 2015

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The year is coming to an end, and in my usual fashion, this is when we stop in our tracks, look back and decide if we had a fantastic year or totally hate it. When 2014 closed, I was looking forward to 2015 and welcoming it with open arms as I thought things at work were starting to become stable, and I can spend some time on J and of course our IVF journey. There were unexpected changes in the start of the year, and then it became a period of understanding, adapting, learning and lots of stress.

A walk in the park: Choa Chu Kang Park

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The man and I decided quite randomly, during a car journey that we should attempt to visit a different park each weekend morning since we are all early risers. This is our attempt to spend quality time with the boy, encourage outdoor activities as well as reduce screen time. Fresh air on a weekend morning sounds like a great start to the day doesn't it? So, here's our first, and off we went to Choa Chu Kang Park . As short walk from Choa Chu Kang MRT Station, this part is nicely tucked against some lush greenery and spreads over 11 hectures. According to the NParks website, the park has 4 main areas. Well, we managed to cover one area which has 3 dfferent playgrounds. Heaven for the boy I suppose. Entering the park, walking along the fitness stations.