Recently, I looked through the photos of my girl and myself when she was barely a year old. Oh gosh! I looked really drained, tired and aged. I neglected to look after myself. Mainly because there was a shift in my role in my household – I had became a Mom. My priority was my girl. I was adjusting to the change. Many times, I just didn’t feel like dolling up when I was out with her. That was because – I believe all Moms will agree – I simply had no time! Getting the little one ready to head out involved a lot of time and energy. By the time she was ready, we just wanted to quickly hop into our car and go go go! Hence, I came out with this list for all Mommies out there, especially first-time Moms. Well, at least it’s my essentials when I’m in a rush. The goal of this list is to make you look refresh and put together with 6 essential makeup, and be done in 10 minutes! Continue reading
Parents who bring their children out to dinner dates with friends, please raise your hands. We do. Always. In a perfect scenario, we would have conversations with friends, small conversations, laughing, wine… that’s in my dream. Ha! Remember how many times you had to look for markers, crayons and caps under the table; or needed the person seated at the next table to help you out? Can you imagine my joy when I saw these activities craft booklets in Muji stores?! Well, I know there are such activities booklets from bookstores, I had seen them. But these aren’t quite the same. The illustrations are creative, the idea is creative, it’s simulating and it allows the child to use her imaginations. Continue reading
Leah: Mom, where are we going today?
Me: You are going to school and I’m going to work.
Leah: I want to sleep. I don’t want to go to school.
OMG. The beginning of the “I don’t want to go to school” phase.
This one particular day, I sliced some apples for Leah, called out to her to come get them in the kitchen. As she walked off, beaming with delight, she said “Thank you”. Continue reading
Lately, you loved to run to the kitchen, stood by my side and watched while I cooked.
“I like you, Mommy”, you said out of the sudden. “I like to be with you, Mommy.”
That… for your information, totally makes my heart melts. I’m writing it down so when you’re in your teens, when we start to communicate in loud voices, we will remember this once mutual pure unconditioned love. I’ll blame it on hormones when that happens. It’s perfectly normal, my darling.
I was searching for ideas for my coffee table and found this lovely shop that sells beautifully crafted hardwood furniture on Etsy.com. Love the simple lines of the furniture which allows the wood texture to stands out even more. They do custom orders and ships internationally!
Photo credit: hedgehouse on Etsy.com
Earlier this year, I mentioned on my Instagram that calligraphy was one of the few I wanted to pick up this year. Before I realised it, March had arrived. I began to wonder if I were ever going to start calligraphy. Hence, I went to Etsy.com to search for calligraphy kit. Immediately I realised Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls – one of the few calligraphers whom I followed on Etsy and Instagram – was conducting workshops in Singapore! I quickly went onto Instagram to check if her announcement on her Etsy store was an updated one, and asked for details of her workshops. Her weekend classes were filled up. Lucky for me, because Bloesem – where Maybelle held her workshops – just opened up a new class! I was thrilled! This was the first calligraphy workshop I ever attended. Maybelle’s first workshop in Singapore too! Continue reading