August me

A month ago, I noticed my face was so round I need to do something. By chance, I found a therapist who does lymphatic massage & she highlighted that my facial jaw was lower and it does happens as we age. So with her magic fingers, she helped me to achieve a contour, slimmer face.

For daily maintenance, I went on to purchase Refa for Body to work on the water retention on my face & baby. It's very easy to use and absorbs solar light to emit microcurrent for firming & blood circulation.

The right photo angle and beautifying app gave me an pretty v-shape face.

Somehow, I like this picture 🙂

First visit to Tampines Library at Hub

Saturday, both Bret and I woke up late. By the time we were ready, it was 2pm and making our way to lunch. Tummies filled with sushi, we decided to pop by the re-opened library near our Neighbourhood.

The crowd was manageable and we made our way to the children's book section at level 4.

In order to build Leia's vocabulary and interest in writing, I try to introduce books appropriate for her age.

Leia likes the new Library and asked to find a seat so she can read her book. Bret was babywearing Kryston so wasn't the ideal time.

When we strolled to the Chinese section, she discovered a Disney princess book. There's hanyu pinyin so she can read the book on her own.

The Baby Pictures Books are located at Level 3, an indoor playground coming too. I picked up 3 books for my 14 months old.

Altogether we borrowed 11 books for Leia & Kryston. The books are all new books and the kids have started to read them at home.

For my boy, it was more of flipping and playing with the interactive books.

Looking forward to our next trip to the library again.

Boufe Cafe

Sometime ago, a friend of mine posted a galaxy-inspired cake. So beautiful, I added the cafe into my To-Go List.

It was a Monday. My friends had no idea where I am leading them. Upon arrival, they were wowed by the cakes.

Before cakes, we had the drinks & main course for lunch. Iced Tea – Twillight (Purple drink) is a popular drink.

However, the lavender was bit too raw & overwhelming for me.

The cakes were pretty and mini in real. We didn't finish them despite there were 4 of us.

Best order in terms of taste, Nutellalatte.

Cool Mint Viennetta 

Being working mum, I just want to dash back home to my kids after work. Me-time or spa time is pretty much history or have come become rare to me. Used to do regular groceries shopping with Bret until I tried Red Mart. I appreciated the convenience of clicking and have my groceries delivered to home. Goodbye to days where I have to carry the heavy duty items like rice, milk powder or detergents & etc

Last afternoon, my Red Mart order was delivered. One of the item, Viennetta Ice Cream. 


The Color of the box goes so well with Le Creuset Cool Mint stoneware. I will always remember the commercial I watched when I was a kid. Through the commercial, I learnt the concept of luxury. Successful commercial. 


Beautiful curls… Bret loves peppermint and our first time trying. Minty and Super cool. 

Yummy dessert. 

Booked

This morning as Bret and I were preparing ourselves for work in the bedroom, he smiled and turned to me, “Our air tickets and accommodations are confirmed”

Stunned for a moment as it is our first vacation where I don’t have to do anything! And I asked, “You have my passport details?” Suddenly my husband was looking more chaming than ever, he replied: “I took a picture of your passport 🙂 ” Something I will not expect him to do. Super grateful to his friends who are awesome guys and love Japan. I can sense that Bret is looking forward to the trip too.

So, that marks our countdown to a country I have always wanted to travel with him since I went Japan with my colleagues long time ago. For many reasons, I believe he will like Japan.

And right now, I wanna share this song with you. A song from the first Japanese drama I watched, “God, Please give me more time – Kamisama mousukoshi dake” A show that inspired me to be a great, loving mother to my children someday … at that time I was only … 14 years old.

It was the same year I knew Bret, who watched the drama with me. One of the best drama I’ve watched. Prepare a box of tissue if you decided to catch it.

Longchamp & Jujube DSS

Beginning to use my Longchamp bag again as I need to put our tula baby carrier in it. The combination of fuchsia & donutella sweet shop fuel cell is lovely. 


With jujube quicks & fuel cell, I was able to have better organisation. In the fuel cell, I have prepared snacks, toys and necessities for formula milk. 


It’s pretty much my restaurant bag too. So if I’m not heading any restaurant, I might leave in the car or it will be in my Long champ bag without baby carrier in it. Bret adores the babywearing bonding moment, even if Kryston was asleep on his chest. 

Here’s a peek inside my bag without baby carrier :

  • Tula Blanket – the softest wrap to keep my kids warm in the car 
  • Huggies wet wipe Pouch – I use Cloversoft Wet Tissue (Eyeing wipouch) 
  • King of Courts Be Quick – Mummy’s bag. I have a detachable sling to turn it into sling bag if I’m going to put all the bags in the car. 
  • Dreamworld Be Quick – Diaper Needs
  • Side Pocket contains Tissue & Lip Balm 

If I have to change Kryston diapers in the mall, I only need to bring the Quick to the changing room. Or it can be an Organiser in ny Longchamp bag 


Jujube Tokidoki takes diaper bags packing to another level. The colours and characters bring Joy to mummies who have imited me-time & deprived of good uninterrupted sleep. 

Kryston at Happy Train Tampines 

Sunday afternoon was another milestone moment for Kryston. Bret and I looked forward to this day as we were eager to know his response towards class setting. Well, I have enrolled him to an enrichment program which Leia used to attend at 9 months old. 

Here’s my girl in 2011 ! 


Holistic brain-training programme that enriches children’s growing minds through a variety of games, guided play and hands-on activities. Happy train believes in the importance of developing core skills and shaping children’s learning attitudes.
While preparing for day out, we told Kryston “It’s your first day to school!” Not sure why, parents get more excited 😊 


I have him in polo tee from cotton on kids. Last night, I managed to purchased more tees, shorts & shoes from Taobao. There was this 618 Midyear sales. Ezbuy was having Free Agent Fee & 30% off Shipping Fee. I tried Sgshop too but shipment is slower due to hippcups & even exchanging of item. Because of the delay, I went with Ezbuy again. I was afraid of bad luck shipment… 

So, back to Happy Train. On the way to the centre, I cannot help realised how old the building has become. A familiar feeling when I was in the same ward after giving birth to Kryston. 

6 years later, everything is still the same but older. 

Re-entering Happy Train at Tampines, we noticed the layout remains and I was both surprised & impressed that Teacher Monica & 黄老师 still around ! They looked good, still as young, vibrant and pretty as before. 
I had forgotten there’s an alternate session for English & Chinese class. This week is English and  we have Teacher Monica. A blue card with his name was on the table. Kryston sat down in the cute yellow chair happily not knowing what’s going to happen. 


Just as I remembered, Happy Train seemed to have more little girls compared to boys. In this class, there are 6 toddlers and 4 were girls. I used to be a girl mummy in Happy Train class and now with a 12 months old boy… things are little different. 


Before Teacher Monica starts the class, Kryston was entertaining himself with his blue card. When the class commenced, I heard the same songs could see the children like the songs. Review back in 2012 here ! 

In our first session, I also learnt that it’s time to practice shapes & stacking of blocks to Kryston. We did have fun especially when teacher took out the toy vehicles and activity material. It was the best for Kryston. 

Compared to Big Sister, I noticed Kryston was more reserved towards new faces & environment. 

When teacher Monica interacted with him during activities, his eyes suddenly welled up tears & reached out to me. Stranger anxiety I Guess. It was just once and he didn’t cry or have a meltdown. This is Bret’s DNA who prefers to hang out with the usual people and other than work, he is pretty reluctant to meet new people or places. 

I could see that the exposure in Happy Train will help to build his social-emotion skills. And I have the mummy instinct whereby Kryston is going to enjoy the coming sessions after he opens up to the Teachers and friends. 
After we were done, Bret and I saw a grouchy sleepy boy. 


Bret remembered Leia needed nap after the stimulated fun activities. In the car, he was “singing” non-stop to the radio songs and knocked out after few songs. 

We watched our little boy sleeping blissfully. Await next session.