My Spunky Princess

July 7, 2015, 0 Comments

  After having my two boys for about 8 years now, it is still hard to believe we have a girl at times.  I am conservative in that I like girls to be girlie. Like they are sugar and spice and all things nice, and pink and pastels make good candy pops. But my little girl is anything but our typical demure, quiet little baby. She flips and creeps earlier than her brothers at 3 months old,  babbles alot more at 2 months old and cries a whole decibel louder than any of my two boys. But she has the…


Cold Storage Kids Run 2015 – The Medal

June 4, 2015, 0 Comments

The boys are participating in the Cold Storage Kids Run for the third year! It ‘s the first time Elias is running in the competitive category. The boys were heard talking to each other about the race prior to the registration. Elias did not want to join at first. He said to Kor Kor that he will not join the competitive category because he is a slow runner. Kor Kor told him, there is no fun running with the group. “C’mon be brave Elias, join the competitive run!” After thinking about two days, Elias decided to join the competitive category….


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…


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…


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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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.        …


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…


Mama misbehaves

November 18, 2014, 0 Comments

Today is the younger boy’s graduation day from kindergarten. He was sent to school as the family is going through transition. (Hint: He’s going to be a Kor Kor soon for the first time! I’ll be bias, he’ll always be my adorable cutie pie no matter what.) Traditional school does not suit him, there is way too much emphasis on academics, but we can’t afford anything else. Yesterday he returned home from a full dressed rehearsal and his cute little bow tie which his Aunt help us buy from Jakarta, was missing from the bag. I panicked because I had…