Thursday, July 23, 2015

YQ in the Middle

I knew the day would come and I thought I can handle the situation pretty well. Her sudden outburst gave me a shock and the more I tried to explain to her, she got even more agitated.

"Why didi always get what he wants?"
"Why you all never discipline him when he is wrong?"
"Why you let him play ipad for so long?"
"Why am I the one getting scolded when I am trying to teach didi to do the right thing?"
"Why keep asking me to do my homework when they can rest and play?"

In a way, its good that she was letting out all her unhappiness and frustration. As a mother, I'm trying to find ways to handle and cope with this issue. Trying to monitor and see if there's any way I can help to balance her imbalance state of mind. I'm sure this phase will pass (not so soon) and I just need to find the right method to tackle this issue.

Motherhood is not a bed of roses that's for sure!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

No more perfect eyesight

I thought YQ will probably be the last one in the family who can avoid wearing spectacles. I guess my prediction is wrong this time. For the past few weeks, she has been complaining her eyes keep tearing and she can't see the words clearly in the school. I tried to brush it aside and thinking probably her eyes might be too tired.

Almost everyday without fail, she will come and complain to me and in the end I brought her to 3 optical shops to check and confirm. Why 3? Not that I'm so kiasu but the 1st and 2nd shop did not give me the correct degrees. Trying my luck with the 3rd optical shop as well as it is the last shop in that entire shopping mall. They finally got the correct degree of her short-sightedness. Luckily it is a very mild case but went ahead to make one for her whenever she needs to see the white board in the school.

So yah! That's her new image now :P

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Buttons Craft

When Junior YS brought back a piece of paper from the school, I knew all parents were tasked to do a craftwork with our kids. This time, we were asked to do buttons craft on something related to Singapore. Immediately, the image of satays came to my mind *laughed*. It will be so easy to use buttons to replace those satay meat. I went ahead to print out the picture and we pasted all the buttons on the meat area. Since our buttons are only white in colour, I asked the boy to use acrylic paint to add some colours on those buttons.

Here is our masterpiece! Looks too yummy to eat?

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Junior YS has turned 5!

I guess when the older kids are older and they do not need me to prepare any birthday celebration in the school for them, I am more relax now since I only need to prepare for the youngest's birthday celebration only. Knowing that Junior YS's birthday was actually on Monday, we decided to buy a small cake to celebrate with sister and papa (since they were unable to attend his school birthday celebration the next day).

He chose a Power Ranger chocolate cake from Polar Puffs.

Looked so serious while making a wish.

Managed to find a meaningful puzzle toys for his friends.

This year, he wanted a racing cars cake from Prima Deli.

A group picture with all his cousins and K1 friends.

Dear Junior YS,

You never fail to make me smile with your wit and humour,
you often amaze me with your thirst for knowledge
you often surprise me with your interesting conversational skill.

Having said that,
at times you can make me so angry with your temperamental nature,
you can get angry with me for not paying enough attention to you,
you can just get away with things with your smile.

You are always the baby in the house and we hope you will grow up well and healthy.
Happy Birthday Son!


Friday, July 3, 2015

New exhibits @ Alive Museum

During the June school holidays, we visited the Alive Museum again. Part of the reason was 30% of the exhibits were brand new from June onwards. Since the kids enjoyed themselves so much the previous time, we decided to come and check it out!

Oh no! Don't eat me...

Magic musical portrait

Eh...who are these fellows?

Oh...are we going to be freight to somewhere?

Heh! Heh! We are spying on you!

Wow...good balancing act!

So...where do you guys want to go? Chinatown area?

Giant balloons

We are performing in the circus.

In conjunction with SG50 celebrations, visitors may enjoy a "buy 2 tickets get one free" promotion fro now till 31st August 2015. To make bookings, please visit

Disclaimer: We were invited by Crowd Singapore to visit Alive Museum. No monetary was compesated, all opinions are my own.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

neoBrownies for chocolate lovers

I remembered that I started to crave for chocolate when I was pregnant in 2006. I could finish the whole bottle within a short time and I would buy again to fulfill my cravings. When NeoBrownies contacted me to try out their brownies, I gladly accepted since I love chocolate right?

When they sent me the sample size brownie cake, there was also another sample size cake filled with almonds on top of it. Every bite I took, my mouth was full of nuts and chocolate flavoured cake. Personally I felt it will be a perfect match with tea or with ice-cream *yums*. I almost finished the whole cake by myself :P 

Devil birthday cake with almonds
Size M $40
Size L $60

Chocolate fudge brownies $9 each

More information about the owner/baker:
neoBrownies is an online start-up business selling chocolate fudge brownies. Owner and Baker, Idy Neo, is a self-taught baker with more than 10 years of baking experience.
Started from a young age, she has had an interest and passion in baking and has since then began her journey by baking delicious desserts for her family and friends over the years. Some of her well-known treats are: Swish Rolls, Banana Walnut Cake, Glutinous Rice Balls, and the highly sought for – brownies.
Besides sharing these goodies to her family and friends, she wanted and has decided to take it online for others to be aware of her lovely bakes. neoBrownies launched on Instagram and Facebook back in March with a sole goal; to give people the ultimately rich brownie taste they’ve been seeking for and coming back for more.
So many times we hear people complaining about a dessert being not up to standard; such as getting or giving feedback about other cakes that it is too dry or not tasty enough. And we want to change that.
neoBrownies promise you a rewarding chocolate adventure with us. We have exciting plans coming up and can’t wait to announce more details soon. We hope for all to enjoy our brownies as much as we enjoy baking them just for you!
Our Mission? Chocolate, chocolate, & more chocolate.

For orders, please contact:
Samantha Seah
(+65) 96898693


 Idy Neo
(+65) 96808693

Disclaimer: I received sample size cakes for review purpose. No monetary was compensated, all opinions are my own.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Staycation is over?

Hb received complimentary 3 days 2 nights hotel stay at Hotel Michael and we decided to surprise the kids for a staycation during the June school holiday. It is also to make up to them as we did not bring them for any overseas trip for the past 3 years.

We started our day bright and early at the Underwater World Singapore (a media invite). After spending a few hours there, we checked into our room. It was our family's first ever staycation in Singapore (yah...we are so suaku right?). The room was big and spacious. Restaurants and Universal Studio was also nearby the hotel. We did not swim at the hotel swimming pool (even though I brought along all our swimsuits) because the pool was quite small and crowded due to holiday peak season. 

We decided to make use of the time to venture around the island like tourists. It wasn't a very relaxing holiday because hb was busy with his work. Yup, he brought his work to do in the hotel room =_=

On the 2nd day, I was left alone with the 3 kids and since I promised them that we would visit the USS this time round. We woke up early to have our breakfast and purchased 6 months passes from USS. They were soooooo....HAPPY! Hb joined us for dinner and bought cupcakes to celebrate for our beloved daughter.

As the saying goes, good times passed so quickly! Our staycation was over just like that.

YQ posed with one of my favourite tennis star! Oh my, did you see her muscles?

Pretending to be tourist and took picture with the merlion.

We tried Slappy Cakes and the kids had fun "drawing and doodling" on the hot pan.

We tried their buttermilk and chocolate pancake flavour.

First timer dunno what to draw...

A special birthday wish for YQ.

More creations from me.

Slappy Cakes
26 Sentosa Gateway
#01-29 Singapore 098138
Tel: 6795 0779

All of them woke up bright & early on the 2nd day.

The day started bright and early at USS.

Yeah! We can come here as many times as we wanted to for next 6 months.

Posed with our favourite minion.

One of their favourite rides.

The older kids enjoyed this ride and many more....

Far Far far yet so near :P

They loved this ride too.

I survived the 8 hours alone with the kids at USS.
Although I'm quite tired but the smile on their faces is priceless.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

My little cupcake turns 8

We had an early celebration for YQ a few days ago during our staycation at RWS since I know I will be busy with work on her birthday. She is no longer the little girl who prefers cartoon cake and I'm surprised she requested cupcakes as her birthday cake (I think she is just like me, cupcake lovers..lols!). Hb managed to get some nice cupcakes from Twelve Cupcakes (which is one of my favourite place to buy cupcakes) and we held a simple celebration for her. No fancy celebration at restaurant, just a small celebration in the hotel room.

Dear daughter,

Mommy knows that you have always been the sensible girl in the family.
You have given me 8 wonderful years of joy and many more years to come too.
Sometimes you surprised me with your reasoning to your little brother and I can see that you have grown up and matured in many ways.

I hope you will grow up to be that strong and kind hearted girl you have always been.
Don't worry about those nasty people who treat you badly because Mommy will always be by your side to protect you.

Happy 8th Birthday!


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Underwater World Singapore : June Holidays Sum of Fun!

The last time we came here was a couple of years ago and so far our youngest child did not have a chance to visit this place yet. When I received the invitation from UWS, the children were delighted. Not only they could see many sea creatures, they were also looking forward to watch pink dolphins and seals at the Dolphin Lagoon.

 When we reached there, the weather was drizzling. That did not dampened our mood and luckily the show at the Dolphin Lagoon carried on as usual. Those dolphins and seals put up a very good and lively show, we were laughing non-stop.

Giant catfish swam leisurely...


Wow! so many anemone fishes swimming around me?

Very therapeutic to watch jellyfishes swimming up & down. 

The kids were playing on these interactive tablets stationed along the side of the tunnel.

Cheeky boy tried to pose for me.

You can use $1 (old coin only) to buy fish food to feed these fishes. The opening of the tank was so big that these fishes could swim out from the hole.

Lunch / Dinner buffet is available at the Island Cuisine. They have a spread of local cuisines which are suitable for our Asian tastebuds.

This June Holiday Sum of Fun bundle deal is also available for the public to enjoy till 28th June 2015 at a bundle price of $19.90! See the UWS's official website ( for more information.

Thanks to UWS, they are sponsoring 5 pairs of tickets (a complimentary entry into UWS and one-time buffet at Island Cuisine) to 5 lucky winners! It's very simple, all you need to do is:

1) Like and share this post (via this FB link)
2) Provide a valid email address and tell me "Who you will want to bring to Underwater World Singapore and what significance would the trip be to you?" on the comments section ( via this FB link)

Giveaway Terms & Conditions
* Giveaway ends 21 June 2015, Sunday 2359 hours (Singapore time) 
* The winner will be selected on 22 June 2015
* Limited to one winner per household
* Open to anyone and everyone living in Singapore
* Incomplete or invalid entries will be automatically disqualified without notice
* Should there be selected winners who do not respond to me with relevant details in 48 hours, I may have the option to select another winner
* Winners will be contacted by UWS ( Please provide correct details for contact purpose)
* Unless otherwise stated, or agreed upon, the prize is non-transferable
* All personal details provided in this contest will be kept confidential. Only details of the winners will be shared with UWS to facilitate the redeeming of prize.

* Redemption period for winners will be 3 months within receiving the tickets
* Each winning ticket only permits a complimentary entry into UWS and a one-time buffet at Island Cuisine
* Each winning ticket does not include the additional perks as stated in above poster
* We reserve the right to amend the terms and conditions without prior notice

UWS Terms & Conditions
1. Promotion is only applicable to local residents of Singapore. (i.e. Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents, Holders of Employment Passes, work Permit or Dependent's Pass)
2. Promotion is valid for both adult and child.
3. To qualify, visitors are required to produce relevant identification, subjected to one admission ticket per local ID.
4. This promotion is not applicable with any ongoing promotions.
5. This promotion is not applicable for group tours.
6. This promotion is only valid for watching the dolphin show. Charges are applicable should invited visitors wish to participate in the dive or have contact with the dolphins.
7. Point-of-exchange for promotion: Underwater World Singapore ticketing counter.
8. Promotion is only valid for communicated date of visit
9. Guest must retain and present this invite for entry
10. Guest must retain and present this invite to redeem buffet meal at Island Cuisine.
11. Guest are only allowed to use this invite once.
12. UWS reserves the right to refuse redemption, entry and/or participation if the above conditions are not fulfilled.
13. UWS Shall not be liable for cancellation of any programmes due to wet weather or unforeseen circumstances.
14. Island Cuisine will offer local delicacies in a buffet format daily from 11.30am - 3pm (Last seating: 2.30pm) and 5.30pm - 9pm (Last seating: 8.30pm).
15. Island Cuisine is not a halal certified restaurant. Dishes do not contain pork/lard.
16. UWS reserves the right to substitute the buffet meal with another item of equivalent value.

The winners were announced at the FB Page

Disclaimer: We were invited by UWS to spend the day watching wonderful sea creatures, great performances at Dophin Lagoon and dining at the Island Cuisine. No monetary was compensated, all opinion are my own.