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The Three Billy Goats Gruff

April 13, 2015, 0 Comments

Would the goats that eat almost anything now risk their lives for the sake of survival? When a severe drought threatened the very survival of the three billy goats, they began to look afar where the grass seemed to be greener. Armed with a plan, they made a decision to face the dreadful danger that lies beneath the bridge. Would they survive or would they not? This brilliantly written broadway style musical captivates hearts of the young and the young-at-heart with catchy tune that my boys would still sing days after the show. “The grass is always greener on the…

Goldilocks and the Three Bears (Mandarin)

March 17, 2015, 0 Comments

(Guest blogger: Grandma) This review is done by the boys’ Grandmother.  The boys were delighted to have their grandma take them to the musical as I stayed home with my newborn. Our family watched past year’s Mandarin musical, “Three Little Pigs” and was impressed with Singapore Repertory Theatre’s original composition and witty dialogues. Don’t miss this wonderful musical by the talented team at SRT! What better way to pique our childrens’ interest in mandarin with songs and drama.   Goldilocks and the Three Bears (Mandarin) runs from 11 – 29 March 2015 at DBS Arts Centre – Home of SRT…

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Sofzsleep Mattress – We choose natural latex

January 31, 2015, 0 Comments

We have been using spring mattress since our wedding day and after 9 years, the sag in the middle of the bed, was obvious. And despite flipping the mattress, I think it has reached its maximum lifespan. With my belly growing quickly in the recent months, I was beginning to experience backaches. A hunt for simple mattress turned out to be quite an experience for us. Like most things, we take for granted that what has worked for a long time would still work. Not so when it comes to mattresses, we found out later.  We chanced upon various types…

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Prenatal treatment at Nouri : Scrub and Wrap

January 16, 2015, 0 Comments

  I went back to Nouri’s to finish off my prenatal treatment. This time I was highly recommended to do a “Scrub & Wrap” combo.  I actually can’t wait because each time I finished at Nouri’s, I feel refreshed. But many women ask, “Is it really safe to do a body scrub during pregnancy since our skin is more sensitive during this period of time?”  Valerie of Nouri Face and Body Concepts tells me that it is important to select a highly trained therapist who could recommend products that are safe for use, as well as to ensure that expectant…

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Hotel Oasia – 6 star service

January 11, 2015, 0 Comments

Who would have thought much about a local hotel. I was up to my neck with the non stop preparation for the family, the boys’ new homeschool arrangements, new interests, their medical check-ups, the logistics of welcoming a new baby in less than 4 weeks, the stress of rising cost, and bickering within the household etc. Before long, my tolerance level dropped to an all time low and I knew I had to get away to rest.  A staycation would be perfect. Just a quiet and neat place to unwind with minimum interruptions. No maid in sight to supervise, no…

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Makeup so good even for preggers!

January 10, 2015, 0 Comments

  Are you pregnant or simply just a modern woman looking for good, clean makeup? Well, I looked everywhere but found nothing as good as Jane Iredale Skin Care Mineral Makeup! Not every mineral makeup is created equal, so it is important to look at the ingredient list. Being heavily pregnant, I look every bit t.i.r.e.d. When people say that pregnant women glow, I actually feel otherwise. Especially in my first and third trimester, all I could think of is my bed! (You can’t see my eye bags and dark circles, which is precisely why I am sitting so far…

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How to have fuss-free birthday parties

January 5, 2015, 0 Comments

  I don’t profess to have all the answers, but I’ve discovered something which works for me, and hopefully for you! When the kids are much younger, their birthday parties were very very simple. Food, family members, relatives, “ang pows”, practical pressies, hugs and kisses is all the love they get on their special day. The older boy usually prefers a cosy group. During his 5th birthday, he invited his closest friends to one of his favourite place – The Fire station.  A team of very sporting Firemen took time to take the group for a tour of the station,…

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Junior Claus – A different kind of Christmas

December 12, 2014, 0 Comments

Have you ever ask yourself when is a good time to tell the children that Santa Claus is a make-believe character, and does not really live in the North Pole? Or will you ever? Some parents are dead set against fairy tales and magic while others let kids wonder into the land of pretend play without boundaries.  I don’t know about you, but I know that I am happy to let the children understand that this jolly good ol chap that appears regularly during Christmas is as jolly as the character in a book, a fictional book. At ages 6…

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The character that will carry the gifts

November 29, 2014, 0 Comments

We don’t always have to train our children between right and wrong, black vs white. When they are no longer preschoolers, they enter a phase where their skills, talents and gifts becomes more prominent. But it seemed that something is still not in full bloom. I call this a process of germination. All plants require sunlight, air and water to grow, but different seeds require different amount of water as they do not imbibe as much as others.  When the environment is appropriate, the seeds will then germinate and grow. Seeds need good soil to grow.        …

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Prenatal Massage at Nouri – “Beautiful mum, Beautiful pregnancy!”

November 26, 2014, 0 Comments

I love scents, and naturally aromatherapy.  However, too many well-meaning advise about the use of essential oil on the internet only leaves one confused, and in the end, I ditched all use of essential oil, since I was pregnant.                     Then I met an aromatherapist and things changed! When Valerie, owner of Nouri Face and Body Concepts, and a highly qualified aromatherapist invited me to try her signature Prenatal Therapeutic Massage, I was only too happy to find out how essential oil, shunned by many pregnant women can still be enjoyed…