I’ve something to say… but I didn’t know how

If you were asked to dedicate one message to one person, who will you dedicate it to? Most people would say thank you to their family member, spouse, children etc, and I thought it would be the same for me too. But when I stepped into the #OnePersonOneThing “confession box” yesterday outside Ocean Financial Centre, I recorded a message for …

Capturing and Preserving Memories in Full Frame

Crazy times call for crazy retreats, and November is looking fantastic! With a family trip to Hong Kong, and a day of fun with My Little Pony planned, I am ready to capture and preserve our family fun time and memories with my the loaned new toy which I’ve been shooting with for the past 5 to 6 weeks. My first …

Hey Millennials! Don’t Say No To Having Kids

Yes you want an awesome career, make lots of money and travel the world. You feel that kids are disgusting and irritating, I heard it many times from young millennials passing such remarks at other people’s kids causing a scene near them. And in my mind I’ll bless them and wish them all the best. Before I had mine, I …

Mummy Knows Best – Things Only Mums Will Understand

Sometime in June, we went through our first “cold turkey” treatment with one of our girls. We got Zara to kick away her habit of sucking her precious pacifier, and it took us 5 days. It wasn’t planned (one evening I just decided to “throw” her pacifier out of the window) and I think we did pretty well at working …

Officially a Full Time Working Mum Or Not?

Since adulthood, whenever you catch up with long-time-no-see friends or relatives, one of the questions they confirm will ask is so what are you doing now? As in where are you working? For the past couple of years, my answer has always been “Oh I work for myself, you know… digital and social media kinda stuff?” Then come the puzzled …

Behind Every Flat Lay Is Lots of Mess And Backache

Most popular photos you see when scrolling through many visual feeds these days are flat lay shots (top down photos). Have you ever thought of the process behind how to take a nice creative flat lay? What you see is really just the pretty side of things, what’s real is the mess and things one do for a nice flat …

5 Things I Want To Accomplish Before I Hit 40

The Mummy day dreams a lot. Really a lot! So much so some nights she will wake up in the middle of the night from a nightmare of the things she need to do in order to reach her dreams. And after the awakening moments it usually means she won’t be able to fall back asleep. What does she do …

The Morning Drama That Spin Me Right Round… Baby Right Round

I drag the morning routine A LOT! Getting the girls out of bed every morning is a mind stretching affair and the franticness get worst if I’m scheduled for a morning 10am meeting. And this morning was a classic that I just had to share. Everything went as normal until… 8.55am Me while gathering our bags and ready to head …

The Blogging Mum Who’s Not Blogging Enough, This Is Why

Oh! This article relates to my life so well, must-remember-to-blog my reflection. OMG! The food here is so good, my girls cleaned their plates and I did not even have to feed them. Must share on my blog! New playground in town! Got to bring my girls there to check it out soon and blog about it! Oh yeah! Family …

When On Leave and Away Messages Do Not Apply

It’s December and Christmas is in a few days time, over the years of working life, this year is the only year where I am still working my ass off till the very end of this holiday season. Don’t get me wrong I am not complaining here but more so a reflection on how things have changed and it’s no …

Falling in love with myself again

You know how after you’re married and have kids, woman may tend to become less focus on self and spend all our energy on our family? We care lesser about how we look, the way we present ourselves in public or even the way we react to situations when our kids are around. For me, I was like that. I …

Stop Staring at Me and My Screaming Child

A recent scene at a food court during dinner peak hours got me feeling rather upset and angry. It’s not the hysterical crying from my grouchy toddler nor the mess she created on the table with our Salmon Pepper Rice. What got me very upset was the stare and dagger eyes I received within that few minutes from people around …

Sleep, all else can wait till the next day

The Loving Mum - Reflection of The Mum

The past couple of weeks had been hectic and exhausting for me, in health, energy, mind, body and even my soul. All along I thought I am a mum with super power and an everlasting battery to boost my power. But I was wrong. I am no super mum and my battery gets drained out too; even faster if I …

Goodbye Bad Hair Day, The Loving Mum tries Atomy Herbal Hair Care

Since I got my hair permed earlier this year I have been trying out different hair care to tame my dry permed hair. I’ve tried salon recommended shampoo, highly rated and expensive O&M series and ended up not using them beyond the first week, coz my hair was just not suitable. When I was recommended to give Atomy Herbal Hair …

Open Letter to Agencies Engaging Bloggers

Dear PR Executives, Account Managers, Community Managers and Blogger Agency, I hope this blog post finds you well. I love your recent mass “Dear Blogger” email sent to me (more than twice for some) and I believe you really would like me to publish your release to help you hit your KPI. But there are some things I felt really …

34 is the new 21 – Living better and fitter with Absolute Slimming

You know how you become an adult officially when your gifted “the key” to life at 21? That’s when you feel liberated to do everything differently and experience life as a real grown-up. Well, that was me 13 years ago. And the photo above, probably the roundest I’ve been pre-pregnancy, at almost 70kg and those flabby cheeks and arms… and …