Sunday, August 21, 2011

Storm in a teacup

You can tell Adam loves, loves, lovessss baths in the mornings, don't you?

I enjoy photography during my free time, and I have but one aim - to capture the most candid moments life throws our way :)

Friday, August 19, 2011

My bangs

I went for a haircut near my workplace the other day because I knocked off early and had some time to kill before meeting Hubby for dinner.

When I got into the car, Hubby asked me "Who are you?? Why did you get into my car and call me Darling??"
My hubby is very silly lah.

Introducing..... my new hairstyle.

polka dot blouse & grey-wash denim miniskirt: FEP
belt: Hermes
bag: Hermes
watch: Fendi

Motherhood has made me bolder than I ever thought I would be. Even if I turn into an ugly duckling or a big fat pig, I know Adam will love me all the same :]

Monday, August 15, 2011

Singapore Flyer

In spite of being Singaporeans, Sunday was the first time we went on board the Singapore Flyer.
Didn't really fancy the idea - and still don't - but my in-laws wanted to go, so we found it a good excuse for family outing with the kid :)

I'm wearing a black jumper from my client's boutique called Fancy Empire at Tampines Mall. Her clothes are imported from Korea and only 1 piece per design :)

Breathtaking views from the Flyer. Up, up and away!

It was all good fun and a little bit of Sunday family-togetherness, but to Adam, being confined in a carriage and made to sit still for anything longer than 3 minutes is a torture :P

Now that he is no longer the teeny baby, I seriously wonder how we're gonna keep him contained on future plane rides.

Sunday, August 14, 2011


(This post is dedicated to my beloved son.)

Sometimes I look back at my own childhood and cannot help but envy my own child.

When I was young, I didn't have all the luxuries that Kai is enjoying now.
I grew up in a family that although was not poor, but neither were my parents rich.
My brothers and I didn't have our own rooms, we shared a bedroom with our Grandma/maid until I was 10 or 12.
My parents didn't have a car, and they still don't have one now. We travelled everywhere by public transport.
My brothers and I didn't travel beyond Thailand(once) and Hong Kong(once) when we were young whereas every school holiday, my classmates would fly to farm stays in Australia, sheep-shearing in New Zealand, and many other countries which I could only imagine what they looked like or see on TV.
And then, I didn't travel to anywhere again until I met my then-bf Andy.
We didn't have handheld gadgets when we were little and we borrowed books from the school library.
While all my classmates had computers and chatted on IRC and surfed internet, I persuaded my father for a long time before he relented and bought me a PC, but with no Internet. I remembered I could only install games from floppy disks while my friends chatted about their topics in IRC.
I remembered I wanted a pet dog sooooo badly, I literally begged my father to let me adopt a dog on my 21st Birthday, and then I adopted a Shetland Sheepdog named Alice. Still, I fought hard and shed much tears just to get to keep my dog because as my Dad put it: "We don't need a dog to guard the door when we are staying in a flat, not kampong".
My girl friends had supplementary credit cards, designer bags, the latest phones/digicams and lavish parties when they turned 21.
I worked and saved and depended on my then-bf to pay for my driving lessons whereas my lucky friends had theirs paid for by parents and could even drive their parents' cars when they got their licenses.

These are fragments from the childhood that I remember.
Bless my father, he put food on our table and saw us through school, but times were different.

I was definitely not decked out in Burberry Baby or Ralph Lauren threads.
I didn't have my own bedroom, play room, or a dog I could boss around.
I didn't have my tresses styled by professionals.
I didn't get chauffered to school every morning.

I hope children of today will grow up tomorrow appreciating how lucky they are.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Happy National Day with best friends in da World!

Had the best people in the world come over for a celebration today, and we're all decked out in RED!

All except my naughty boy, his red clothes are all at my in-laws'. Hmmmffttt! But red Superman logo can do? :P

Our nation's favourite past-time....

Red drinks somemore.

Father & son signature smile :D

Most importantly, we had cupcakes for dearest Charmaine because this is probably her last SINGLE gathering with us until she is officially announced Mrs Aunty Poh. HAHAHA

Aunty Charmaineeee

My auntiessss *heart*

Best mates in the world!

We really enjoy throwing parties and gatherings at our place. It's fun to feed and water people, and brings us much joy to have friends and family come together for some much-lacking laughter :)

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Dempsey brunch and icecream on Sunday

American breakfast, pasta, icecream - brunch at Dempsey today was terrific with a different mix of yappy and angmo crowd.

It's Adam's first time there, we had initially wanted to bring him to Go Go Bambini, but it's nothing fantastic compared to Rochester House, therefore probably not worth your time bringing your child there because one accompanying adult has to be there so it really defeats the purpose of having an indoor playground to let parents have a meal in peace.

P.S. My men are spotting the same hairstyles now ;D

I love Sundays, dont you?

Saturday, August 6, 2011

More photos of our new home

My new neighbourhood is starting to grow on me.
- It's nestled serenely amongst the landed propoerty estates
- near the expressway
- 10 minute's walk to Simei or Expo MRT
- short drive from the airport and Singapore Expo

Anyway, here are some photos taken some time ago when our contractor came by to take pictures for his company blog.

We went to Robinsons sale and bought heavily-discounted Balmain sheets :)

Simply love, love the Chanel-inspired quilt designs on our furniture, bling bling bed frame and chandaliers.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Adam is enrolled for Nursery!

Come 2012, it will be time for Adam to attend Pre-Nursery (or N1).
Andy & I have been searching/short-listing high and low for a good preschool for our preschooler for some time now, in fact, ever since we moved - and we finally found one!

Today, I took the morning off and went with Andy to the new school to have Adam registered. Kiasu I know, but in Singaporean context, we are considered very late for registration, considering hordes of parents do it a year in advance!

We met the Principal who was very patient and friendly and didn't rush the whole process.
We then did a school tour of the huge premises.

The classrooms

The Principal placed emphasis on the importance of outdoor activities and play for children and I totally agree. Check out their magnificient outdoor area, which actually consists of uphill and downhill.

Uphill, it's a little garden corner with a rabbit pen

and flower beds where the kids do gardening

Kids out at play

The school is spacious, clean, has a seperate kitchen area and even a canteen for the children to have their meals, and of course the well-kept great outdoors.
I have to admit I'm really impressed and most importantly, I can now heave a huge sigh of relief :)
Next up - to buy white school shoes and new sets of uniform!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Lazy Sunday

Maverick just turned 7 this July but he can't get enough of being a puppy!!

The house is in a mess - Adam was playing Fetch with Maverick near the fish pond, wet paw prints, wet dog, wet kid, spilled drink and food bits on the dining table..... But I just can't be bothered today. Zo tiredzzz....

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Girls' date @ St. Regis

Spent a lovely afternoon with my bestie-cum-neighbour-cum-gossip monger bff Charmaine having High tea.
Our men can never justify spending the amount of $$ on pastries and tea, but that's the whole plan isn't it, to have some girly time away from the boys ;)

I miss all these girly dates so much but we just cannot find time to accomodate everyone, especially with our difference in work schedules, families etc, it just makes meeting up for the occasional Tai-tai session more scarce, but not entirely impossible!
We had a splendid afternoon sipping old English tea and watching the world roll on by in slow motion.

From this Sunday onwards, Charm would have completed her house-shifting and we can shout profanities at each other across our balconies! *whips out binoculars*

I'm trying to grow out my hair again, and a bow headband to keep my tresses in check is just what I need :)

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Sunday Champagne brunch

We had a gastronomical experience at Mandarin Oriental today. The brunch spread is in my opinion better than The Line at Shangri-La's.
On top of that, Mandarin's staff were exceptionally hospitable and they even have a Little Fan Land where parents can bunk their children FOC while they enjoy their meals. Even The Line cannot beat that. Perfecto~!

The spacious play land which comprises of 2 rooms adjunct to one another.

You can see our Darling enjoyed himself loads.

After brunch, Hubby got me a little something.
I've been up to my neck lately, what with school starting, keeping a hectic schedule at work, and let's not forget the never-ending amount of laundry and cleaning to do.
Thanks Hubby, I needed a liiiitttle perk-me-up, and these lovely pink Mius fit me to a T! (considering what tiny feet I have)

My husband is feeling generous today :)

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Steamboat dinner with our old friends

Angeline and I go a looooooong way back.
No, we're not closet lesbians but really old friends dating back to the old Doggysite days.
Like.... really really long... 8 years?!?!?!
Now we are not only dog-mummies, but also mums to little boys as well!

Had them over this Saturday noon to chill and have dinner, but we dont happen to have any exciting programs running on TV so we had no choice but to bore everyone with our Planet Earth blue-rays... Especially David Attenborough's monotonous voice... Heeehehe!

You can tell my silly son really yearns for a playmate, can't you?

Silly babies! Adam & Matthias! How come Adam's friends' names always start with 'M'??
Tomorrow he has a date with Morgan again!

I didn't realise how un-baby friendly our home is until today - no high chair, no playpen, no safety gates. Just lots of space for my silly Pre-schooler to zoom around.
Maybe my little boy is all grown up!!!

Oh by the way, my hair looks super Aunty today, but that's because I'm trying to grow long hair again. Very sick of short short hair already..... Been 2 years now. Time for a change yah??