Friday, March 01, 2019

Hot Chocolate

Here I am in place where I usually feel relaxed.

I came here and ordered hot chocolate instead of my usual brewed dark roast coffee. Earlier when this incident happened with a coworker which caused me distress, I went to the office lunchroom to calm my nerves with coffee. But the coffee pot was empty, and I decided to not brew a new one since it was past 2 already and I don’t want to have a chance to waste coffee. It’s probably a blessing, cause coffee would have probably not calmed my nerves down.

So I headed here with hot chocolate in mind. Chocolates...happiness hormones...come calm me down please. I wish I can learn how to be calm at all times, especially when people make you feel small.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

End of the month as a start

I know it’s been ages!

I’ve just read some of my old posts and oh my goodness, the warmth I feel, the magic...I really need to start writing again. So here I am typing my thumbs off on my mobile phone on my lunch break at work. It’s the end of the first month of the year 2019 and I am marking this as the beginning of (another) attempt to restore my writing self.

May fate and determination side with me this time.

Good luck to me!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Monday

Life.
Inspiration.
Friends.
Depth.
Purpose.
Joy.

I am in search of something I used to have.

But the subzero winter holds me back from the journey.

Cold.
Wind.
Fear.
Distance.

I went shallow because I know what happens in the deep.
But why is it hollow?


Translation without caffeine: I'd like to go to the library but I feel lazy to walk
a mile outdoors with -15C temperature.

Friday, July 08, 2016

So what has happened to me?!?

Two years of silence.

Thought I've finally given up this blog? Well, I thought so myself!

I was thinking of starting a new blog actually. But I really didn't want to archive all these great memories from the past stories of my life, so here I am still.


So what has happened to me?!?


Well, let's just say, two years ago I did this:




So from living in the hot Equator, I now live in the cold North.

Quite a change, huh? Oh yeah, baby! 


And I'm lovin' it! ;)

Friday, June 20, 2014

The Perfect Cookie

I finally found it, the perfect chocolate chip cookie!

Pepperidge Farm soft baked dark choco cookie!


saw it in the grocery and I just had to try it because it seems to be the cookie I've been looking for, soft and not crispy and very chocolatey. Chips Ahoy used to be like this when I was young so I fell inlove with it but I don't know what happened, now their quality has significantly dropped.
Anyways, going back to my new found love, I tried it today and it is what I have expected! Love love love!

My sisters who both live in the US told me that they love this brand too. They said that all the Pepperidge Farm products are good so I am sooo excited to try it all ! No wonder my little toddler loves her Goldfish cheddar crackers too. 

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Mummyfied heart

A couple of hours ago I started reading about the story of a Polish orphaned girl who was searching for her long lost relatives in Singapore for 25 years. Her parents (Polish father and Singaporean mother) were murdered when she was only a toddler in 1990. As soon as the article started to talk about how the neighbours found her at their home in New Jersey after one week of being alone with her dead parents, at 17 months she survived for a week by eating cheerios and drinking water from the toilet bowl...oh my God, I just had to stop reading it, I couldn't take it anymore! It's the same feeling like when I started watching movies where the baby/child was forcedly taken away from their mother. I could not continue watching anymore and my poor hubby has to endure this now because he has to be prepared of my sudden mood change during our movie nights (thankfully this has happened so far only at home while watching movies online, if we were in a cinema I would have walked out). Same thing about this documentary that was recently circulating online about an orphan boy who was taking care of his sick grandmother by himself, I could not even dare start viewing that video. Let's not even start talking about child abuse and molestations, arrrghhh!

I wasn't like this before, I used to be tougher.

But eversince I became a mother, I have found it very difficult now to watch/read/hear about children going through hardships. My heart cannot take the intensity of the thought that an innocent child can be into these dark circumstances they do not deserve. They are just children and they should have their beautiful childhood.

I wish I have magic powers that can protect all children. 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Lovin' the library even more

Today I went to the Central Public library with the little one to check out the children's library called 'My Tree House'. It is apparently the world's first 'green library' for kids, as it was designed and made environmental friendly, plus, it houses children's books which focuses on green themes. 

From the awesome entrance, you'd think we were going to an amusement park or playground. I really love the enchanted forest theme.




 Inside the library, at the middle, is a tree house structure made of recycled materials, the leaves are from recycled plastic water bottles. 



Then they have little chairs and tables.  The whole floor is carpeted so you can comfortably sit anywhere to read books. It is really great for kids, so great that it can become a playground indeed. I just don't know how much 'playing' can be tolerated there. There were just a few people today, I suppose because it's a weekday, so it was quiet. My little bunny of course ran around, tried to climb everything and made little shrieks of happiness but no worries, she was not noisy.

I also finally got her a library card. I just recently learned that children below 7 years old can actually get one and for Singaporeans and permanent residents, it is for free. Hooray! :)

On a side note, writing down this blog entry made me re-read the one I wrote about the first time I went here. That was almost 7 years ago. Back then, I had so much time to read books. Now, well, besides children's books, I can only read magazines and short, non-novel books. Wow, my life has really changed a lot since then! But then again, I look at my daughter and how she loves books and the library and I tell myself, that is definitely from Mummy's genes ;)