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Oliver’s 5! Birthday celebration at Pokemon Cafe

O is 5! Few months ago, we saw this Jake & the Neverland pirates cake decor set at The Paper Stone and he liked it, so I bought it during a moving sale at around $5. Baked a 3-tiered chocolate ship cake to go with it. It cracked a little but, well, still looked decent, I… Continue reading Oliver’s 5! Birthday celebration at Pokemon Cafe

Brutally Honest Reviews · Musings

Love Melissa shoes? Know how to get them at a cheaper price?

Love Melissa shoes? I chanced upon a pair that I like in Tangs, but no lies, the moment I saw the price, I did a mini mental backflip. So I went online to check if there’s any sites selling them cheaper. However, even after applying discount coupons, it’s still about the same if you bought… Continue reading Love Melissa shoes? Know how to get them at a cheaper price?

Brutally Honest Reviews · Kids Friendly cafe & restaurants · Places to Bring your Kids

Pororo Park Singapore Indoor Playground

Though I love exposing O to nature, the weather has been so hot recently all I want to do is hole up in an aircon place. Which reminded me, a few months ago, we were invited to Pororo Park Singapore at Marina Square and I haven’t had time to organize the photos til now! :p Everyone… Continue reading Pororo Park Singapore Indoor Playground

Musings

我发现我是个没大志的人

今天资深同事在 What’s App 聊天室里写说,听到一位年轻人在读泰戈尔,那我们在读什么?优1周?

“DJ不读书,是走不远的”。

虽然我有阅读的习惯,但我连泰戈尔是谁都不知道,只听过这个名字。

遗憾的是,我竟然 一 。点 。羞 。愧 。感 。都 。没 。有。

 

后来我想想,可能是因为我这个人没什么大志。

 

小时候的其一愿望就是当广播员。我达成了。

后来希望找个人来爱我。也实现了。

还生了一个活泼可爱的宝宝。

我很快乐,很知足。很幸福。

 

或许因为经历过比一般人奇怪的人生旅程,我在乎的,可能和别人有点不一样。

在英语里头,同事的话可译为,“If a deejay doesn’t read, he/she can’t go places.”

重点是,这些 places,是哪里?而这些 places, 你又想遇到谁?这些人,对你来说,是非见不可的吗?换句话说,假如你明天就死了,你会因为没碰上这个人,而遗憾吗?

我仔细想想,真的没有这样的人。

 

我并不想要 “go places”。更高,更远的地方,如果没有我珍爱的人在身边,一点意义也没有。

我并不想 “走更远”,因为我已经在我要的人生位置。

 

你呢?还想走多远?

Baking & Cooking

Matcha & Earl Grey Ice-cream Mini donuts

It’s not even May but Singapore is already feeling the heat. The kind of heat that makes you perspire even when you’re just standing there and not moving an inch. Ice-cream is a perfect distraction. I so happened to come across some Earl Grey powder in Sun Lik the other day and decided to make… Continue reading Matcha & Earl Grey Ice-cream Mini donuts

Musings · Video Journal

Why I’m proud of O, and it’s probably not what you think

Today, we received an email from O’s nursery school that ECDA’s CEO will be visiting them, thus timely attendance on that day is expected. The principal further added in the email, “we are confident that our children will impress them”, much to my chagrin.

When did my son become a tool to “impress” someone? Did the CEO not expect children to be, well, children?
And apparently one of the teachers bought a Lightning McQueen watch to “bribe” them, saying the watch will go to the best behaved child on the day of the CEO’s visit.
I was concerned about what my son thought about it, so I asked him. And the result was something quite unexpected.

Though I still wonder, will my son be as cool and collected when he realized the watch would not be for everyone?