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 ;)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

One glass of happiness

I've just taken my first sip and I feel inlove already hehehe. I love you, Chardonnay :)

Once a week I have a "day off" from my little energizer bunny. I am so thankful that I have parents in law who would happily babysit her for a day at their place. 

So I have about 12 hours to myself and I could do whatever I want, including doing nothing. But of course, what actually happens during my "day off" is I do house chores in peace, without a toddler clinging on my leg, yes literally. It feels good to have a break from the little one, but as the day goes I do miss her smile. 

Then I also spend a significant time watching my favorite TV series online. Then surf the net here and there to find activities to do and places to go with my mini me. 

I also try to go out of the house from time to time to rejoin civilization in the city, although mostly driven by errands I needed to do. Along the way I do make a little shopping for essential buys, like that much needed shorts and walking shoes. Then I usually treat myself with a cup of coffee. 

But today is different. It's not a cup of black, now it's a glass of white and ahhhhh...this feels great. I think this means white is my new black ;)



Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Hello Telephone!

I had a little scare today when I saw that my one year old has silently crawled over and sat near my leg with her right palm covering her right ear. My first thought was "something hurts in her ear!?". I asked her what's wrong, she wasn't crying nor did she look like she's in pain, in fact she's got that curious look on her face and that's when I realized that she was actually imitating me! You see, I have just gotten off the phone before that. I seldom use my Iphone for voice calls and I guess it's the first time that my toddler observed me do that.

Funny that recently I was trying to teach her how to play with the Fisher Price toy telephone, one of the gifts she got on her birthday, and I realized that this toy was obsolete! I mean whoever uses a rotary dial phone anymore in this era?!? No wonder my toddler has no idea what this toy is, her idea of playing with it is to chew the pull string like it's spaghetti, lol.



I'm not sure why Fisher Price is still selling this toy. I see that they already have toy smart phones (whoa!) and this is what I probably should get my little one.




*Pictures taken from Fisher Price's website.