WW | What’s next?

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I spent the morning packing the milk bottles, breast pump and some baby clothes. As I was doing so, two questions came to my mind:

1) Do I want a second child? If so, when should I start planning?

2) Do I place Faith in a preschool or homeschool her? If preschool is the way to go, then which one, knowing full well that there might not be any vacancies left since she is born in the popular year of the dragon (sigh!). If I am to homeschool her, what preparations do I have to make?

For #1, many (relatives) have asked me if I want a second one. I guess it’s about time to think about this since Faith is already more than a year old and we should be planning for it if we do not want the gap to be too big. I’ve asked a few friends who have more than one child and many cited the reason that the second one can be a company to the first. If not, she will be very lonely leh. I guess that’s true but are there any more compelling reasons?

Recently, I met an auntie and she commented that it’s such a waste that I quit my job to look after ONE kid. Go for a second one…it’s about time. Based on her theory, I should maximise my resignation to look after more kids so that it is more worthwhile. That sounds quite right in a way and her statement made me think about our car which we could still possess for another two years. Having a car during pregnancy and when the child is young can be really convenient. Should I maximise the use of it? Heh…

So, I guess it’s time to sit down and discuss with the husband. More importantly, we do need to pray and seek the Lord in this matter.

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What’s your reason for having a second child?

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

The weekend saw us busy ourselves with the decorating of a ….Christmas tree!

It’s our first time having a real tree, courtesy of the sister-in-law who wanted to bring on some cheer to the folks. It’s rather fun, I must say!

On reflection, I’m thankful that the SIL bothered to do such things. In our busy and practical society, many of us tend to forgo such activities and would rather rest during this season. After all, we have worked hard throughout the year, so why do this? Gimme a break, you might say. But, it does lift the spirit, in my case, at least. I guess it all boils down to the heart attitude. If you decide that all these are unnecessary, and is a total waste of time, then perhaps you will go to the event with a hardened heart, a downcast spirit and a grim face. And this does affect the company you are with.

The Christmas season should be welcome with wide open arms. It’s a time that we remember that Christ came, to bring hope to the fallen world. It’s a season of giving, not just of material goods but of ourselves. He came so that we might have life, life abundant (John 10:10).

So, peeps, let’s bring on the Christmas cheer… 😉

The little one was involved as well!

The little one was involved as well!

Faith was intrigued by the baubles and stayed entertained by them throughout the session.

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Step-by-step, we’ll make it. The guys setting up the lights.

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And then, the star!

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We dressed Faith up in santa’s clothing which a friend sent over to us. How apt! But the little one wasn’t very comfortable in it!

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I sent some cheer by baking an adaptation of the peppermint mocha cupcakes.

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And so, the Christmas spirit is definitely here to stay…for a while, at least. 😉

Thankful Tuesday | The birthday weekend

So, I did have a birthday celebration after all. The awesome hubs decided to pamper me the family with a staycation! Here’s recording some of the things that I’m thankful for in case I forget… again!

Don’t laugh at me. Some of the stuff are really unimportant things but hey, we should be thankful for them!

After the session at Gymnademics (which I will share in detail for the next post), we had a rather authentic Korean lunch. I went for my favourite Bibimbap. It’s love at first taste after I had it in Seoul many years back. This one at Auntie Kim’s Korean Restaurant is authentically good!

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And we checked into Quincy Hotel, a boutique business hotel located in the heart of the shopping belt of Orchard Road. In fact, it is just about 10 minutes’ walk from Paragon shopping mall. I must say I am impressed by the services provided by this hotel. We were led to our room by the guest relations officer who also presented us with a bottle of wine and a smile all the while. The room is clean and big for a boutique hotel. I appreciate the king-sized bed and the rather spacious toilet which is complete with a rain-shower and bathtub. And those selection of invigorating Molton Brown’s bath amenities? Who can resist?

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Our weekend savers deal includes a cupcake baking session and the hubs and I had a go at it. We had fun!

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The hotel provides an all-day dining at the restaurant, courtesy of Dean & DeLuca and Modesto’s. However, if you are bored by the selection, you can always head out, like us! So, that evening, we had a glimpse of the Christmas lighting along Orchard Road. Personally, I have not done this for a good number of years! How embarrassing!

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View just outside Ngee Ann City

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We came back to the hotel and had a light dessert. Faith was so tired that she fell asleep in the arms of K. At last, we had a wee bit of couple time. Oh, how I miss those days – chatting without having to be concerned with the child. And then, a nice surprise awaits us – the hotel presented me with a Tiramisu cake for my birthday! So the hubs had told them that the staycation was meant to celebrate my birthday and they actually bothered to do something special. Great job, Quincy!

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The breakfast selection is one of the better ones I have had. It’s buffet, no doubt, but they looked much palatable and…freshly cooked.

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We had a dip at the infinity pool after breakfast. Since it was a Monday, we had the whole pool to ourselves. Pity that the water was cold else we would have stayed in there for a while more!

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After the swim

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This is how Faith entertains herself.

Our staycation came to a close as we checked out at 3pm. Overall, this weekend was a relaxing one and it was made better by the good service rendered by the hotel staff. Highly recommend Quincy Hotel (nope, this is not a sponsored post). By the way, parking is complimentary no matter how many times you go in and out of the hotel. Awesome?

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I need more of such staycation!

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Signing off – The Queks

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Mark and Denise’s wedding

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And we took advantage of the beautiful place at Republic of Singapore Yatch Club  to take loads of pictures! I’m pretty scared that one fine day, the com will crash and all my memories will vanish in that instant. So to play safe, I’m uploading them on various platforms. This is called ‘kiasu’.

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IMG_2004Many of these pictures are taken by my sis-in-law and I do feel she has an eye for details. Maybe she should just continue to pursue her interest in photography. 

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Faith looks super adorable here. Ok, I’m biased.

The babies got passed around.

The babies got passed around.

More passing

More passing

Dearly loved by grandpa

Dearly loved by grandpa

Enjoying some quiet moments before the bash

Enjoying some quiet moments before the bash

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The wedding couple

The wedding couple

and the {hopefully} quirky family

and the {hopefully} quirky family

Happy V Day! Tiramisu Charlotte Cake

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But the weather is so gloomy! It has been raining the WHOLE DAY! The sky became so dark at one point that I suspect Faith would have thought that it was evening!

I had wanted to bake Tiramisu for the hubs since it is his favourite. Problem is I do not have mascarpone cheese and after entertaining thoughts of giving the baking a miss, I dragged my feet to Cold Storage to purchase it, complete with Faith in tow. And am I glad that I went!

I had baked Tiramisu using Keiko’s recipe but this time round, I googled and decided to use this instead with minor modifications. No raw eggs were involved and that’s good news. =)

Decided to do the Charlotte version because it is so pretty (and looks like a gift) and besides, it is easy to make. So this is my gift for the hubs, on top of the three shirts I bought him yesterday (that’s because I wanted him to ditch his usual wear!). The hubs came back with grapes and chocolates in his hands since he wanted to make some grapes dipped in chocolate kinda thing. But, the chocolate is KIT-KAT!!! Sigh! Not sure why he didn’t want to leverage on his strength (expressing in written words) for this V-day. So in the end, he gave up and said, “We go out this Saturday and shop for what you want!”

But…I don’t even know what I want. If not, I would have made my request. Now, I have to think what I want to get this Saturday. Sigh! =p This is a good problem.

Having said that, we are really not into celebrating this kind of ‘day’.  We would like every day to be a V-Day and while people say that the hubs is a fortunate man (erm, with a wife who enjoys working in the kitchen), I would like to believe that I am the more fortunate one. I have a husband who loves me very much and is always there to support and encourage me. He’s also a wonderful father to Faith, very hands on.

And above all, thank you God for making this union a blissful one. I am blessed.

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Ingredients:
(makes a 7″ cake)

Espresso Syrup:
1 tablespoon instant espresso/ strong coffee powder
1/2 tablespoon sugar
1/2 cup (125ml) boiling water
1 tablespoon Amaretto

Filling:
250g mascarpone cheese
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 tablespoons icing sugar
2 tablespoons Amaretto
1 cup (200 ml) heavy/whipping cream

sponge fingers
cocoa powder, to dust
strawberries for decoration (optional)

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Method: 

To make the Espresso Syrup:
Dissolve instant espresso coffee powder, sugar in boiling water. Leave to cool. Stir in 1 tablespoon Amaretto. Set aside.

To make the Filling:
In a mixing bowl, with a manual whisk, whisk mascarpone cheese with icing sugar, vanilla extract, Amaretto and 3 tablespoons of the espresso syrup until blended.

With an electric mixer whisk the whipping cream until soft peak (do not over whip). With a spatula, fold in 1/4 of the whipped cream to the mascarpone mixture. Fold in the remaining whipped cream to the mascarpone mixture.

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To assemble the cake:
Cut off one end of the sponge fingers so that each one is about 3″ in length. Line the sides of a 7″ round baking pan* (with a removable base or use a springform pan) with the sponge fingers (do not dip them in the espresso syrup). You will need about 17 sponge fingers (depending on the type/brand). If the last sponge finger cannot fit in nicely, trim away part of it to fit it in. Save the leftover small pieces.

One at a time, gently dip (do not soak) sponge fingers in the espresso syrup and use them to line the base of the pan. Cut the sponge fingers into shorter lengths if necessary. Use the leftover pieces to fill the gaps.

IMG_2516Spoon over 1/3 of the filling. Spread evenly. Sieve cocoa powder over the filling. Repeat with another layer of sponge fingers and spoon over another 1/3 of filling. Spread and smooth the top and sieve cocoa powder. Repeat for the last layer. Cover with cling wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, best left overnight.

Just before serving, unmold the cake and dust the top with cocoa powder. Decorate with strawberries (as desired).

Note to self: Can afford to dip the sponge fingers with more syrup to have a more moist version.

Art & Craft for Faith

In my boredom (not that I have nothing to do, on the contrary I have tons to do but cannot bring myself to do them), I decided to do up something for Faith.

Amateurish effort with minimal stationery (I really ought to bring my craft materials back from parents’ home!) but nonetheless…

Next, I would like to do a mobile to put by her cot but that will require a lot of work. Perhaps not…

The day I grew older…

We were both busy. He, with his studies and papers to write. I, with school and baking class. But what a sweet surprise I had when I went back home for a short rest before heading out for class.

The hubs was nowhere in sight (he’s in class) but his gesture filled my heart with warmth.

Spending each day with you is a sweet blessing. Looking forward to more wonderful years with you.

The wedding

Since coming here, I have missed at least 3 of my friends’ wedding. Before I was married, I disliked attending weddings, finding it a waste of my time. But since I got united with da man, it has a whole new meaning for me and missing my friends’ weddings saddened me (see how marriage can change a person!).

All was not lost as we got to witness R and A’s wedding yesterday. It was beautiful, the bride no doubt, but the whole ceremony gave God the due credit and that’s splendid.

We may have only known R and A for about a year but they have indeed made an impact on our lives through their dedication to the Lord and His people. A, especially, like what her college friend said to us during the reception, is hard not to like and indeed, we love this wonderful woman to bits. As she entered the sanctuary all dazzling in white and marched down the aisle to Canon in D, I found myself overwhelmed by emotions. Tears just welled up. And I’m not the only one. I heard Janet sniffing and her eyes watery. A, you have such magical powers over us!

The wedding reception at Harvard Club was with so much fun, especially the dancing part. The atmosphere lightened as we enjoyed one another’s company. The couple gave the first dance (and boy, did they dance well!) and the older folks joined in with such enthusiasm and energy! How could you not want to participate? It was an awesome sight! Yesterday was just beautiful with wonderful people and an amazing God.

Blessed marriage, R and A. And…the journey has just begun. Smile!

It’s our 2nd year.

Today marked our 2nd year as a married couple.

And it almost feels like we are just married.

So, as you would have guessed it, we celebrated it by running together. 10km was all we could achieve. It was slow but steady. It felt superb. First 10km in 2011. What happened??!!!

Lunch was inspired by the dish – gong bao ji ding / stir-fried chicken with cashew nuts – and while I was still finishing the last bit of my meal, the phone rang and the caller informed me that I had a package to be collected. Curious, I went outside and thought he was already at the door. No one. Told the hubs and had him go out and take a look.

Moments later, the dear hubs came back with a vase of roses. Surprise!

Nice. =) Thank you for these wonderful two years! It has been … great!

Being thankful

I’m thankful that I’m blessed with a wonderful man who will do anything to make me happy, and that includes being bullied by me. Hehehehe.

Thank you for your love.

My fav travel companion

In my years of travelling, I seldom have a constant travel companion. Each trip was with a different friend/ group of people and I experienced different personalities each time. Thankfully, I had more fond memories than bad ones.

Then came this lovable man who is super easy-going and has few(no) demands, making travelling so much more enjoyable. Best is, he could also plan very well.

Looking forward to more years with you, dude!

That dress

Simple yet elegant, a perfect fit for a modern princess. What a wonderful wedding and let’s hope for a blissful royal marriage.

“This was a beautifully understated, exquisitely tailored, classic wedding gown. She looked fabulous because it actually showed her style.” ~Fashion designer Caroline Castigliano

Love in the home

I was disappointed with myself.

Teaching ESL needs a totally different set of skills and knowledge. I realised I could not apply what I used to do in schools on these adults who are struggling to make sense of the English Language. But how much is enough? What will be too much for them to grasp? What do they really want?

I always believe that story-telling is a marvelous strategy in teaching a language, no matter how simple the story might be. I used it today and it’s a flop. The students just couldn’t understand the sentences. After reading 3 pages, I put down the picture book and gave up.

I saw the frustration in their faces and I was exasperated. Gosh! The first part of the lesson went well but why does this have to happen now? I ended the lesson on a low note.

With a heavy heart, I trudged my way to the library, a place where I could find solace…and borrowed yet a few more books, adding to the collection of the many unread library books at home.

A bear hug was given by the dear hubs who has prepared lunch for me. What’s even sweeter is the fact that he made soy bean with grass jelly drink for me after a casual remark that I missed that local drink. Such kindness, such thoughtfulness. It meant a lot to me because he’s uncomfortable with cooking; it’s certainly not his forte and to see him making the effort warmed my weary soul. And it’s exactly this day in 2009 that he cooked his first dish for me – an almost cooked teriyaki salmon – and I think it was that day that I decided to elevate our friendship to that of a BG relationship.

As the saying goes, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. It applies to a woman too! It’s nice to come home to a safe haven where you are accepted for who you are and that you can pour out all your woes to the one who love you deeply.

Thank you, my dearest.

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For keepsake.

We subscribed to the ST so that we could be kept abreast of the developments in Singapore though I must tell you my main reason is because I want to continue to catch up with Sumiko’s and Colin’s articles on Sunday Times =p.

I know we have heard or perhaps, read enough of Mrs Lee’s passing. I am attaching MM Lee’s eulogy because theirs is a beautiful love story, a life-long committment that they have held fast to each other. The honeymooners class could use this as their sharing and we could perhaps learn from them.

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I Do. Do I?

That’s the title of Carrie’s new book in the show. Which also brings me to the question, What happens after you say ‘I DO?’

Ok. I know I am not being very original but this is a question I often find myself asking and reflecting. Nope, we are not into kids. These might come later. Having kids is something we agreed that we both must be convicted of and that we know what we are getting ourselves into. It should definitely not because of peer pressure or the age factor. It must be because we both want it. For now, really, it’s just ‘Me and You, just us two’. =p

Days after I DO have been wonderful, complete. I am with hubs 24/7 literally and we still miss each other at the end of the day. Till date, we have not engaged ourselves in any quarrel (surprise!). Perhaps the only times that we nearly got into one was when I purposely irritated him because it’s rather strange that we don’t quarrel. So, hubs, being fully aware of that, would stop me and looked at me in the eyes, “You just want to make me angry right?” And there my game/experiment ceased.

Hubs has been God-sent. Having similar values and perspectives help in our relationship and the fact that both of us are passionate about education draw us closer in our conversation. We are both aware of our roles in the relationship. I, being the helper and he, the leader of the household and one who cares like Christ cares for the church. Perhaps, because we know our positions in the relationship and knowing how fragile it could be, we respect each other duely and try to understand/empathise with each other in various situations.  

Of course, it is not perfect. It would never be in a fallen world. But to me, I am contented. Maybe one would be cynical and propose that it is our first year of marriage and thus we are still in our honeymoon stage. Granted, absolutely. I mean, we have not really gone into making big decisions like purchasing of a roof or having kids. But having gone through the wedding preparation and stuff, I know I can count on him. We are adults, not some rash kids. It will be fine as I choose to believe. This guy is mature enough to make wise decision and definitely dependable.

This month last year, hubs proposed to me. This year, this month, he bought me something to commemorate the event. It’s my first cocktail ring. =)

Thank you for this one year. It has been terrific! And yes! I DO!

I heart this Sunday!

It’s been a long time since I had my massage and after service, I went for it.  A new guy served me and his technique was different. He felt my neck and shoulder and exclaimed, “Wah! Very stiff! I am going to use more pressure and tell me if you cannot stand it.”

Unfortunately for him, I could. “Couldn’t really tell that you can tolerate the pressure by looking at you. So thin. You should eat more. You don’t have enough nutrients.”

I told him that I actually ate a lot but the weight didn’t go up. Stress could be the cuplrit so he said but then pointed out to me that I may have a big frame thus it was rather deceiving. But as a tui-na masseuse, he felt that  I was thin and then my body was just bones to him and not much of flesh/ fats (whatever).

Then he asked,”Do you have giddy spells?” I was surprised and told him I had a few such occasions and he revealed that my passageways were all clogged resulting in slow release of oxygen to the brain. Ohhhh…I see! And for the whole session, he was telling me that my shoulder was really stiff and that if I do not take care, I would end up like him who suffered from a numb shoulder from too much computer work which resulted in him quitting his desk-bound job so as to receive treatment. Ok. Noted.

So after the massage and a subsequent facial, I went out of the shop, intending to have lunch. There before me was hubs, grinning at me! Ah yo! He had been waiting for me! Actually I half-suspected he would come as he asked me a lot of questions about the timing of my massage and facial and receiving 3 text messages from him. In his hand was a straw. What the??? So childish. Hold straw for what? Then he fished out a can of coke from his pocket and presented to me! Oh my! (heart melted).

Japanese for lunch!

So hubs made this Sunday very pleasant indeed and to celebrate his birthday, I bought him a pair of running shoes which he used immediately when we ran at ECP for 10km. Sweltering! No joke running in such a weather!

I thought I should record the sweet things hubs, family member or any friend would do to us because we have a forgetful nature (esp for me). It’s so easy to dismiss the good things that they have done but strangely always remember the unpleasant incidents. Oh yah! Dad rushed to buy me coffee in the morning after knowing that I would leave for service soon. Very nice gesture. I’m touched!

Lynn, be grateful for little acts such as these and return all these kindness.

Happy Easter!

Because He rose again, just as He had said, just as it was prophesied about Him from of old, we had the victory and our faith is not futile.  

Thank you Jesus! 

So, to continue from yesterday’s attempt at cupcake decorating, I followed buttercream recipe from Okashi. The steps were easy and the result was good! I mean, of course, I did not follow strictly (cut corners…don’t follow!).  

Unsalted butter 200g, softened
Egg whites 70g
Icing sugar 70g
Orange or cherry liqueue 1/2 tbsp 

1. Beat butter until pale and creamy.
2. Using a clean bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Add hald the sugar and continue beating. When egg whites have achieved some volume, add remaining sugar and continue to beat until egg whites are glosy and soft peaks form.
3. Add meringue to butter and mix thoroughly. Add orange or cherry liqueur and fold in well. 

  

Vanilla cupcake with buttercream

with chocolate rice & decorators

  

I like the taste of the buttercream; it’s just nice. However, today, I made a mistake of baking the cupcakes a few minutes too long. They came out harder. Sad… I don’t know what came over me. Today, those cupcake cases were smaller and I should have baked for a shorter period but I did the opposite.  

As usual, I was not that proficient when it comes to decoration. Perhaps, the piping tip that I used was too small, resulting in a less-than-okay sight. But at least, progress was made. =)  

And thank you Bao for always helping to wash up the equipment and willing to go for a jog even when your knees were not in good condition.    

Mood: Blessed by Jesus and Ken!

Wednesday, I’m waiting in anticipation

Decided to forgo evening run to cook dinner. Weekends, pls come quickly!

To you with love =)

Tuesday, I made a resolution

Flipping through Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes, I was excited and couldn’t wait to try my hands on some of them. It was good in the sense that the pictures are delicious- looking and the recipes simple enough for ANYONE to try baking. There are various kinds of cupcakes, from simple, non-decorative type to celebratory ones.

There are so many recipes in it and I think I will busy myself for the rest of the year till we leave for Boston. And I guess much of my expenses will comprise the purchase of the ingredients for the cupcakes so I guess I can’t will have to stop buying clothes or shoes or whatever in pursuit of my interest.

On another note, I’m thankful  to God for a man who will support me in my passion. =)

thank you for your support =)

First on the baking list – Cookies & Cream Cheesecake this weekend!

 

Monday I’m in love…

After borrowing Martha Stewart’s Cookies book, I decided that I should purchase her cupcakes book. Along the way, we stumbled upon some baking stuff in Cold Storage and then Takashimaya itself and I went ‘wow’!!!!

So, I guess we all know what I did. I purchased! And dear hubs bought me the books that I desire!

It’s surely the start of my baking adventures!

When I got home, mom gave good feedback on my cupcakes except that the icing is tooooo sweet. Duh, if icing is not sweet, then how can it be icing? But I take her point. Indeed many of us really do not like too sweet a stuff. And she said among all the pineapple tarts that she was given, mine is the best!

Woot! clap clap clap! Firecracker! Yay!

Ok. I need to be humble and continue to learn and improve.

Guess what’s inside?
Things that made you go ‘hmmm’ =)

You made me feel so loved!

I’m thankful to hubs for being so supportive all the way and the Queks who allow me to use their kitchen during the weekends! It meant a lot to me!

one year on…

 

It’s been a year since I said OK to the relationship and so many things have happened. While there are added responsibilities each day, the understanding of each other grows constantly in tandem too. It’s been a good one year of being loved and loving that someone dear, knowing that at the end of the day, you have someone to snuggle up to and having a goodnight kiss.

Thank you Bao for this one year. It’s been GREAT.

Ahhh…he sent poem to me again!

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Surprise? Supplies!

“I wish my husband would surprise me once in a while, in small or big ways…”

And I received a text msg from Bao..

‘Who’s the one who lights up my day?
Who’s made my life better in every way?
Whom do i bless?
For whom do i pray?
Who captures my heart every single day?
My darling Lynn. My beautiful wife. My gift from God. Love of my life.
My eternal partner, my dearest friend. My only lover til my life’s end.
My everything, my only one. My bright full moon and morning sun.
These words all true, i tell no lies…
Just want to tell you now…

SUPPLIES!!’

Me: o.O

Thank you my love

A poem by Ken, on my birthday, only read days later ;p

Thank you my love, for your loving care
Your everpresent encouragement
For always being there.
For standing beside me
Through times bad and good
For not leaving me behind you
Even though you could.
Your patience and understanding
Of me all the while
When things don’t go as planned…
Still you put on a smile.
You’re all I ever asked for
All I ever wanted
And now God has decided
My wishes he has granted.
And now I promise you.
You’ll find me to be true.
And I pray to God above
As he showers us with love
That you’ll find that I am to you
All you ever wanted, too.
So let me keep loving you, my wife
Even more than my own life.
Everyday love you you anew
So that you’ll find
That I’m all you ever wanted, too..

Hmm, I don’t understand why he puts full stop at some verse and comma at the others..hmm…anyway…

 

The old and the new.

My 3oth year has gone and it’s a new year again for me. I had a fantastic start to the 30 club and pray that the following year would be one filled with adventures and hope and joy too.

Looking back, the 30th year saw some great progress, not without the help of so many people:
1. Completed AVIVA HIM, thanks to N and Yellowfish for their training and also colleagues who gave me the motivation to do speed-work which helped me in my run.
2. I got married in a very wonderful way. Ken was God-sent and I had a very happy wedding, thanks to all the friends who helped out and the guests who so willingly wanted to witness the wedding.
3. We had a rested honeymoon. Oh..I so long to go back!
4. I had the opportunity to attend hillsong conference and an encounter with God. What a joy!
5. Got to do triathlons outside Singapore. Yea!

Oh! There were just so many blessings along the way. Wonderful colleagues and friends. Oh man! What more can I ask for?

And so, while we could not complete the marathon, Ken planned a wonderful start of my 31st year with a stay at Link hotel, birthday gift and spa treatment from him and a wonderful meal with my bestest friends!!!

I had too much to eat in the end. Now, I need to go back to exercising. Even my mind is not functioning well now ;p

Magical Christmas in a magical tree
Magical Christmas in a magical tree
@ Link Hotel
Fav brekky @ good o’ market

Spa treatment

 

In great company

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In times like this, the mochi ice-cream does wonders to the soul.
TY for being so encouraging and offering a listening ear.

Indulgence

OK. I know I am a victim of marketing gimmicks. But…it just has this powerful attraction. When I used the mugs or tumbler, I felt I was in a cafe, relaxing and totally absorbed in the environment, with the jazzy music in the background.

I love Starbucks though less of its coffee but more of the ambience and their merchandise. I know I have many tumblers from this company (and I just saw one red tumbler which…) and I have always wanted to work as a barista, with the green apron on me. Oh well…

So, K bought me the mug and since I was in a shopping mood, I went to buy the sticks of coffee from Davidoff and creamer from UCC. Somehow, peeling the sachets made me think of the honeymoon mornings when we made coffee for each other.

I want to go on holidays again!

Sigh!

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Mood: Pampered

Monday boomz

Somehow Mondays aren’t that inviting especially when you know you might go through some terrible moments at work. Of course, Big Auntie came and made life worse. It was gloomy.

Well, something good came along and K and P went with moi to meet the other party for the project and the best thing was, it went ok. Coupled with that, we went on a movie date and dinner together and oh, how I missed that!

And then boomz, I realised I left my Starbucks tumbler in the cinema. Gosh! That was the 3rd tumbler that suffered the similar fate as its predecessors. And when I reached home, BOOMZ! I went to watch the interview of the prinz lady on FB. Totally spoilt my night.

Tomorrow no boomz pls.

OK. I think I should not let the Boomz girl affect my mood.

I had a wonderful night with hubs because when I told him that I wanted to watch The Blue Mansion on Sunday, it was fulfilled today. We had a wonderful meal at The Manhattan Fish Market @ Iluma where we just shared on the film and everything else. At the back of my mind, I was thankful to the Lord for having this man in my life. Gosh! It all seemed so magical. 10 months only and so many things happened.

I felt loved. =)