Showing posts with label Birthdays. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Birthdays. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

{Travel Tuesday} Hong Kong in 2 days: First night.

As the saying goes, "When in Rome, do as the Romans do". So when Hubby whisked us off to HK for a 2-day trip for my birthday weekend, we did what was expected - finding and trying the famous food there.

If you want to find out how to clear your Hong Kong bucket list of gastronomic must-haves when you've only got 2 days, then this is the post for you =)

We arrived on Friday evening because I had to settle the kids and Adam's homework/ spelling/ worksheets before flying.

On the first night, we checked in to our hotel and basically did nothing much but just venture nearby for a quick bite before heading back to sleep.

We stayed at the W Hotel as Hubby is a SPG (not Sarong Party Girl pleaseee :P )
In terms of location, it is not as convenient as Langham Place though, (now renamed to Cordis) which is directly above Mong Kok MTR with many street stalls and malls nearby.

If you're looking for a reasonably priced family-friendly hotel, Cordis would be a better and cheaper bet.

W hotel Hong Kong

W hotel Hong Kong birthday

Room with a panoramic view.

Mumzilla birthday
Age is not how old you are, but how many years of fun you've had. I'm officially 33!

Thank you Hubby for the arrangement with W staff for the surprise :)

After settling down, we went to nearby Jordon to have supper at Tsui Wah.

It was 2AM and many shops were still open, mostly eateries.

This noodle set with soft pork cartilage and dumplings is good.
The food portions in HK are huge so it's good to order 1 set to share, and move on to the next stalls.
This way, you will save stomach space for all your desired eats!

All the years of coming to Hong Kong has not changed my opinion of her - I am still in love with HK's seedy streets in all her neon glory and tall, cramped buildings.
They bring such a rustic charm to this city that never sleeps.

temple street HK Hong Kong

Temple Street is full of street hawkers peddling their palatable culinary products so that's why it is always wise to order 1 portion of many different things to share!

tong sui hong kong HK eats
2+AM, the best time to have bowls of hot 糖水 Tong sui (dessert) in the cold 14 degrees weather.

After this, we headed back to sleep before we start our next 2 full days of mouthwatering adventure, which is up in the next post  on Day 1 and also for Day 2. =)

P.S. Thank you Hubby for loving me. I look forward to spending every subsequent year with you till we both grow old and wrinkled and lose our minds and then we will be new lovers again :P

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Adam's Minecraft 6th Birthday.

Look who's turning SIX today?
Full of fun and laughter and play!
Oh boy, our first born, Adam, is SIX.
Which means I've been a mother for s i x years. Scary!
Adam wanted a Minecrafty birthday theme this year and as his [ahem] awesome mother who's brilliantly gifted at throwing fabulous themed parties, his wish is my command! 
Adam's AWESOME, smashin' Minecraft cake!

Jess from Sweet Perfection is my only favourite cake lady who has the special ability to transform any idea or photo sample into reality.
She does magic with her hands I wish I am half like her.
If you click on the Birthday links on the right hand side of my blog, the 3D fondant cakes are done by her.
A cake is the centre piece at any party, and the last thing you want to worry about is having an epic fail cake! With Jess, I never have to worry. #notasponsoredpost

My Birthday Boy is Steve, and Ashton is Creeper. I think Ashton doesn't mind being Creeper because he doesn't know how creepy Creeper is. HEHE!

I went to source for Minecraft head gear and bought Minecraft Lego for his present. (There are 2 sets because the smaller set is for Ashton).
My kids only receive big ticket presents on three occasions every year - their birthdays and Christmas.
Yeap, my children lead very deprived lives.

Poor Adam had a sudden onset of fever the night before his school party and I stayed up all night oiling and sponging him.
I prayed that by morning his fever would break but it didn't.
He woke up at 0700am on Friday morning and told me feebly "Mummy I cannot go to school today, can we celebrate with my friends on Monday?"
In my head I was thinking Shucks. I can't be taking so many days Childcare leave at one stretch right?!
Time for a contingency plan. I oiled him, bathed him in cold shower and fed him some Panadol syrup.
Thank God the fever went off so I called his school and said he will be missing lessons today as he is not well but we will still be there for his party.
Thankfully his school agreed to let me bring an ill child to school just for the celebration otherwise a poor boy will be mighty disappointed. *Phew!*
So off to school we went, with Ashton in tow!
Look at the happy grin of my precious Adam.

Adam was overjoyed to be surrounded by his friends and showing off his Minecraft cake.
Apparently, Minecraft is a hit with all the children because they all went crazy over it. The boys could name all the characters on the cake!

Class shot with his teacher Mrs Ang. She's a nice and motherly teacher, God bless her.
This will be the last birthday celebration Adam has in kindy and I feel a bit sad already!

This year, I have an ordinary wish for you, Adam:
"Do  not  ask  your  children  to  strive  for  extraordinary  lives.
Such striving may seem admirable, but it is a way of foolishness.
Help them instead to find the wonder and the marvel of an ordinary life.
Show   them   the   joy   of   tasting  tomatoes,  apples  and   pears.
Show   them   how   to   cry   when   pets   and   people   die.
Show  them  the  infinite  pleasure  in  the  touch  of  a  hand.
And   make   the   ordinary   come   alive   for   them.
The    extraordinary    will    take    care    of    itself."
- "That Parent's Tao Te Ching" by William Martin.
May you grow up to be a healthy and happy child.
Lots of love,
Mummy and Daddy.


Saturday, February 28, 2015

My birthday: I'm 30-something this year :)

Thank you Precious friends & Beloved family for the well wishes on my Birthday - every single one of you who SMSed/ Whatsapped/ wrote on my Facebook wall/ wished me in person - you are important to me and don't ever think I do not appreciate your presence in my life!
All my friends, relatives, colleagues and family are like little pieces that make my life puzzle complete.

This year I spent my birthday at work, with my wonderful colleagues, people with whom I share a large part of my time with and confiding about my personal life to, and my clinic which I regard as my "home away from home" as the years go by.
Coincidentally I share the same birthday as my Tiger Mother mentor and birth-week as my partner-in-crime.
I'll leave you to guess who's who.

I then spent the evening celebrating over a sit-down Chinese dinner with lou hei (it's still Chinese New Year) with my girl friends, something mandatory we do every February and December.
Girls I've known for life. Cannot forget the crazy times we pontang school, went under the drain and trekked from old Woodlands central to Blk 300+ coffeeshop and emerged from the drain cover like Ninja Turtles, asked our parents to help us machine-sew Home Econs project, go Canto tea-dance and used fake IC until kena detained in their office, and etcetera OMG moments! :P

We are the February (Siew Wei and I) and March (Angeline) girls!
Coincidentally, our birthdays are in the same order as our positions in the photo from L to R: Siew Wei 23/02, me 27/02, Angeline 05/03.

And special thanks to my husband, he sent a surprise bouquet to my clinic this morning which totally caught me off guard as this is a first (I used to take leave on my Birthday but happens that this year Hubby is away at reservist and I have nowhere to go so I went to work).
I've never been one to fuss over flowers & soft toys but this year the bouquet came complete with a card that had a mushy (funny) poem.
I asked him where he got the poem from (note: not how he composed it) and he replied without missing a beat that it's from Shakespeare.

Oh how do I begin with this man?
All I can say is, marriage is a funny union where we can talk about our children, life, dreams, and our poop 💩.
The kind of intimacy is almost bizarre.
As I get older, the things I wish for become more and more the things that cannot be bought with money. Like kinship and friendship.
With Andy, I found both.
He's the kind of guy you want to go traveling together with, buy a used car or house from, and start a family with. He's fabulous with micro finances, itineraries and stuff that require planning in orderly detail.
They say there's a lid to every pot. Andy is the lid for me.

And lastly, some tips about staying young always:
Source: Pinterest


Thursday, January 8, 2015

Baby Penelope's 1st BIRTHDAY

Our niece (Andy's cousin's daughter) celebrated her 1st birthday last weekend and I always love pink-themed parties and wish I have a daughter myself!
 Time to roll out the pink carpet for baby Penelope's birthday :)

The hostess with the moistest decked in Minnie polka-dot dress. Cute!

My Adam became so skinny after his food posioning and hospitalization episode while we were in Bali.

Outfit of the day:
Electric blue top: Mango MNG
Skinny jeans: Levis
Shoes: Charlotte Olympia Kitty flats (mega love for this pair as they are sooo comfy)
Bag: Hermes Lindy in Rouge Garance
Other accessories: Christian Dior tribal pearl earrings & Lovisa red necklace


It's been quite some time since I posted something personal instead of sponsored.
Thanks for dropping by and have a good day you all.