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 …

The Girl Who Doesn’t Smile Turns Five

My first born turns 5 today! The quiet princess who is otherwise known as “the girl who doesn’t smile”, a title given to her by other kids. It’s not true that she doesn’t smile, she just doesn’t smile all the time! Ayra since young has been the shy girl who’s afraid to express herself when with unfamiliar people. Up till today, …

Things My Three Year Old Is Teaching Me

Zara officially turns three today. Flashback to the day she was planned to come into this world (few weeks before she was due because of placenta previa) – the c-section procedure where you can hear and feel everything happening in the bright and cold operation room, that first cry of joy, the first touch with her in my arms and …

Ayra The Funtastic Four

Everyday I look at you, with 100% focus, I see a different you. You have grown so so much and I am asking myself where has my little Ayra gone. Your words, your actions, the way you scream and cry, the way you interact with your toys bringing them to life and how you can transform from a 3+ year …

Zara The Terrific Two

That day when I walked out from the kitchen with your huge rainbow cake, that smile on your face lighted from within you, that precious moment I wished I had captured it on video or photo. That sweet innocent delighted smile witnessed by myself and your grandma, I wish I will never ever forget. Now a yellow memory ball stored …

That Day When Ayra Met Our Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong

Because it was kind of a big deal so I just got to record this memory on the blog. The news of this once in a lifetime opportunity came on my birthday just when we were about to leave home for dinner. The lady from Capitaland called and asked if Ayra would be able to join them at the launch …

Terrible Two Even More Terrible with Number Two

Oh boy! I don’t know where or how to begin recording this core memory of ours with our number two. With Zara turning two next month, we are already feeling the strain and exhaustion from guiding her to learn to understand herself, expressing herself, controlling her emotions and knowing what’s right and wrong, what’s acceptable and not acceptable behaviour. Being …

Oh so cute! Where did she get the perms?

A question I get ALL the time when Ayra was between 9 to 20 months young. Whenever we bring her out and some aunties will comment how cute her curls are and asked where we brought her for the perm. My eyes were rolled too many times.  When it was long enough, we had her hair tied up most of …

Ayra is THREE! Her first celebration at Playgroup

Three years ago, this little baby popped out of me after more than 20 hours of wait. And now she’s 3! Growing up to become a very fine lady, ever so shy and gentle (except times when she’s lacking in sleep). Her first celebration this year was with her sister’s 1st birthday gathering at home with family. Having two girls …

Zara is One!

Zara is Two!

I love you more than you know. I miss you so much everyday. I missed more than half of your first growing up years. I am going to make up for it from now forward. We are going to spend more time together. I promise. See how much you have grown in your first year!

Zara at 9 months

Learned to clap her hands Learned to wave her hands, bounce on her bottom and moves with rhythms And her latest “trick” is to do the hand-kiss! She also had her first joy ride at 9 months! With her fast forward development (according to the Kid’s health booklet development progress), she will be running around the house soon! This little …

Baby Zara from 1 to 5 months

Our second precious girl has grown so much over 5 months, from a tiny baby who grew almost double in size from birth in 3 months. She can hardly fit into her elder sister’s clothes from the 6 to 12 months range! She needs lose pants and t-shirts as Zara has got chunky arms and thighs. Not sure if its …

First full movie at the Cinema!

Today Ayra watched and enjoyed her 1st movie in the cinema! Before that I was trying hard to get her to have a nap before we head out but this girl is too stubborn. Ended up with no nap and we were in GV to catch Despicable Me 2 (otherwise known as “Nana” by the little one). I was prepared …

Vaccination Completed!

Yesterday Ayra had her final two doses of vaccination at the polyclinic. This itself I consider a milestone to remember. I went through all the jabs with her at the polyclinic and I’ve to say that she is one brave girl. Comparing her with other babies I witnessed at the clinic, she didn’t cry as much and recovers from the …

Three months young!

It’s been three months only? I thought I’m like a year old already! This world has been so wonderful and loving. I’m living a wonderful life!