25 March 2015, by Tan Li Lin - No Comments

Our Much Awaited…

HONEYMOON(!!) has finally been booked. Maybe it should be more like, MY much-awaited honeymoon. Every time I bring up the topic and look over at Ronald excitedly, he’d sigh heavily and I’d know he’s thinking of finances. This time around, we pounced on the recent SQ promo, grabbed Life by the horns and just went for it. Seriously hubz, dude… Money can be earned by your honey ain’t getting younger. We’ve been traveling a little since we got married (back in Nov 2013) – Malaysia, Shanghai, Bali (twice, once for our dreamy wedding), Europe and Japan just recently. But all» Read More

12 March 2015, by Tan Li Lin - No Comments

The Great Leap Upwards

I googled “songs about jumping” to try to find something smart as a POINT TO THIS BLOG ENTRY, only to find that list quite surprisingly long, including – Protect Ya Neck (The Great Jumpoff) – WuTang Clan Which Way Should I Jump? – Milltown Brothers Jump In The River – Sinead O’Connor Jump In My Car – David Hasselhoff (??!) Jump Up In The Air And Stay There – Erykah Badu feat. Lil Wayne Jump Then Fall – Taylor Swift We certainly jumped and fell (but no cars, rivers, necks or hovering involved unfortunately). Jumping right to it, the point» Read More

10 March 2015, by Petrina - 3 Comments

I’m a PSLE Mom!

There comes a time in every Singaporean mother’s life when she gets to test her strength and show her true colours. When she gets to quit her job, roll up her sleeves and plunge it straight into stacks of assessment books and yell out this battle cry. This year, it’s my turn and I’m wearing it like a badge of honour. Well, not really. Quite honestly, I don’t see what the big fuss is. People give me this look when I tell them how old my daughter is. This ‘poor you, how stressed you must be’ look. And for those» Read More

6 March 2015, by Tan Li Lin - No Comments

Our Best 25 Hours Indoor To Date… @ Oasia Hotel Singapore

Least you expect this to be yet another “staycation blog post raving about – duh – how good the hotel is“, I’ll confess upfront that I have nothing negative to report. Oasia Hotel ranks amongst one of the top staycations Ronald and I have experienced over our 3 years of dating. (Why romantic staycations are much-needed nowadays >>> read my previous entry) Honestly, I’d be happy spending time with Ronald just about anywhere. But it makes heck a lot of difference when a host understands such sacred time isn’t one to take for granted. Have you ever had an experience of» Read More

5 March 2015, by Mandy - No Comments

Where did February go?

Omigosh, what just happened? An entire month just whizzed by in a flurry of festivities, and I barely had time to breathe! Well, now that things have settled down a little bit, I thought I would take a moment to chronicle some of the wonderful events of the past month. 1) Caris Turns One! This was a biggie! Our angelic little girl has turned one year old! We celebrated her birthday with a lunch gathering for family and friends on a weekend, and on the actual day, brought her to Sentosa to play in the sand. My baby is growing» Read More

28 February 2015, by Peifen - 1 Comment

First letter to my little banana

Hello, little one. At first, we couldn’t be sure about your arrival. Mummy took 4 tests, and one of them said you weren’t coming. When we were finally positive, excitement turned into confusion, anxiety, discomfort and sleepless nights. We wondered, we worried, and we still do. But love is never just about joy and enjoyment. Above the uncertainty and fear, we love you. Whatever the future may be, we love you. I’ve been singing, reading and talking to you, but there’s still so much more I wish to tell you. I hope you will watch and listen with your eyes and» Read More

23 February 2015, by Yi Lin - 4 Comments

Kids Meet Winter

Have kids; will travel. It’s an addiction that we cannot kick, as masochistic a practice as it is. It’s almost a form of self-induced stress and yet we find delight in it. Since Coco was born, we’ve gradually levelled up on our travel experiences, starting with nearby places before moving on to further destinations; flying with one kid and then two; staying put in one resort before attempting a more ambitious road trip. This time, we took things a notch further by taking a family vacation in WINTER. Encouraged by our pretty successful family road trip in Hokkaido last July,» Read More

9 February 2015, by Tan Li Lin - No Comments

Romantic weekend getaway @ Village Hotel Changi

As newly-weds, it is difficult to get quiet time away. Even though Ronald and I both work from home, we hardly get any privacy of our own. In our dating years, that would take the form of staycations, for obvious reasons. However since we got married, our financial priority shifted towards saving for our house and our future. Overtime, it seemed like we put our romance and intimacy on hold for a more practical reasons; daily stress got in the way of quality intimacy. So, we were thrilled when Village Hotel Changi offered to host us for a night… a» Read More

6 February 2015, by Evelyn Tan - No Comments

OMG, my boy is already 15 months old?!!

Hello there! It has been awhile since I have written — boy have I been busy! With kids falling sick one after another (that usually happens isn’t it?), wrapping up the previous year with Christmas celebrations and then preparing for Kristen’s 10th birthday on new year’s day and finally getting plans and preparation underway for the the children’s academic year ahead (I homeschool in case the new readers don’t know.); the last couple of months really just flew past in a blur and we are now already at the end of January 2015! Golly, time really flies! I didn’t realize» Read More

4 February 2015, by Yi Lin - 11 Comments

Pregnancy: The Old & The New

Last week, I went for my 20th-week detailed scan. I’m happy to share that our baby girl is growing well and on track for her expected arrival in mid-June. After the scan, I revisited my old blog entries where I wrote about the 20th-week scans when I was pregnant with Coco and Claire. Given how awful my memory is nowadays, it’s really nice to have these old entries to fall back on to remember our parenthood journey in the last 5 years. It makes the effort that goes into maintaining this blog really worth it. Reading my entries on pregnancy» Read More