Monday, March 2, 2015

Work it

In life, its not always from head to toe, you know what I'm saying? Sometimes, its easier to get from the bottom up and hey, isn't that what we're all trying to do?

Work our way up.

With these motto in mind, I'll let my shoes do the talking and style my way up.



























   

               
                             Grandora Oxfords
Arelaven Heels


































Luma Flats
Fling Flats
These are some of the looks that I've styled up to go with the Aldo women shoes and rest assured I'll only style clothes that I'll personally will wear. Not that I'm a stylist though.

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Sunday

I had grand plans to bring the boys to the Bird Park's water play yesterday but guess where we ended up?

Chinese Garden!

We had lunch with another family and since their daughter had terrible car sickness, we decided to bring them to the Chinese Garden instead as it doesn't involved taking the bus and was easily accessible by train. 


































We chanced upon the Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum where we saw all kinds of it and the Chinese in us began to ask our western friends if they've tried the infamous Turtle Soup. Cue sadistic laughter and evil glint in eyes as we saw rows and rows of turtles in their tanks. It was almost like a buffet. Muahahahha.



































And Jeb proceeded to call all the turtles and tortoises there Mikey, after the Ninja turtle Michelangelo "_"

And then we saw this guy just nonchalantly digging the ground presumably for his lunch.



































And then the kids decided to end the visit there and then with, "I wanna go eat ice-cream, NOW".

Yes boss.

It was a nice Sunday spent with our friends and watching the boys all running wild while their tired parents lugged behind them.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Shoes are you?

When you're a mother of two active boys, any time spent not chasing or running after them or being on the go is time spent wasting on frivolous things like buckling my dainty sandals?!?!

Oh?!

Heck. Even my time spent brushing my teeth in the mornings are peppered with, "Mama! Why are you taking such a long time?!! Mama!"

So.

With so much pressure from my kids to hurry up, mother here ain't got no time to tie my dainty sandals no more eh?

And that's why my choice of footwear now are these comfortable slip-on shoes for women. Especially for mothers if I may add. 


Zalora
Animal Print Slip ons
Shellys London
Pruwia Shoes
Zalora
Iridescent Metallic PU Slip ons
Steve Madden
ECENTRC-F Slip ons Plimsolls






















Something Borrowed
Slip on Sneakers
Looks comfy, no?
























The above is just one of the few pairs that I've gotten so far! Unfortunately I had to return it as there was a stain on one side of the shoe.

But! I'm waiting for the rest to arrived!

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Woe is to be me

My nights with them are too short. Now that Benjamin has homework (HOMEWORK!), our nights have been spent like this; dinner, homework, shower, a little Youtube time while I try my darndest to have the world's fastest shower before Jeb kicks down the door, milk and then off to bed.

So all in all, I'll spend like maximum 2 hours wake time with them?

And it doesn't help at all when even that little time I have,almost half of it is spent on disciplining the boys. My helper has no power over them and when some guy gets up to mischief or is being defiant on purpose, I have no choice but to do it.

I (insert F bomb) hate it. 

Not that I have to discipline them, but it is the emotional turmoil within me that makes me feel terrible every single night.

I hate that they have to end up in tears before bed. I hate that I have to be the one doing it. I hate that they might come to associate me with cane and pain every time I come home.

And slowly, they might dread me coming home.

I just. I don't know.

But I guess I still have to do it.




Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Not bad at all

I started the new year with a Big Bang (concert "live" on TV!) and also, it seems like my suppressed domesticated side finally showed up.

My Big Bang party partner stayed up till 1 am! 


































Can I just say I don't follow instructions well. At all. Especially written instructions. But when I do, my food actually turns out pretty decent. When it doesn't, my husband would have to do some intensive damage control. Or I just force it down my kids throat. Just kidding! Not. No really. Just kidding!

Pumpkin Fish pasta from here


































So my philosophy when it comes to cooking is this. The less ingredients, the better. The less steps to follow, the better. The easiest way to cook, the better!

Behold my Honey Baked Chicken Wings!


































I did followed pretty much the instructions in marinating the chicken! Although I ended up sloshing everything into the mix because YOLO. Does anyone still uses this phrase or is it so 2014? Or 2009? Never mind.

In went the chicken...


































And out came this...

Looks so good right! Taste not that bad either.


































I guess 2015 is the year where I'll be channelling all my inner Nigella, Jamie, Gordon and whoever in terms of my culinary skills. I guess I'll let you all know when the year end comes around again.

UPDATE: Apparently my cooking prowess lasted only till the second week when I caused a power failure at home while cooking. With the oven. And my salmon wasn't even cooked yet, that's what made me even more angry.

But as what good ole Arnie would say, "I'll be back."

Monday, December 29, 2014

A new shopping experience

I was recently invited to the opening of Zalora's pop up store at ION Orchard and guess what?!

Wait, don't guess. Let me just tell you!

I was really excited and super stoked because Zalora has always been my go-to website since two years back! Whenever I need a new blouse, dress, shoes or even make-up, it's the first site I visit. 

Crossed-my-fingers-and-hope-to-not-get-my-favourite-on-sale-item-if-I-lie.

Imagine my delight when my favourite website finally opened its first store! I can finally feel and touch those items that I've been saving in my shopping cart and even get to try them on before I make an actual purchase!

How awesome is that!?

The offline store with a digital shopping experience.
Absolutely.



This image is credit to Zalora FB page.
I got right down to business, put my game face on and these blazers caught my eye!

Material Girl
Colour Block Meshed Sleeved Blazer


 
River Island
Black Blurred Floral Print Blazer





Neon Rose
Clueless Check Blazer
Dorothy Perkins
Black Boyfriend Blazer























There're a lot more designs so go grab some blazers! Blaze hot while staying warm in the chilly weather!

The pop up store is located at:
ION Orchard B2-04/05 and opens daily from 10am to 10pm
It will close in January 2015! 

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Monday, December 22, 2014

The Help

I once watched a film called Paris, je t'aime in 2006 which consists of several short stories all somewhat interlinked to one another. But a particularly short story that really got me which I am able to recall till this day (which in itself is also particularly somewhat incredible given my goldfish memory) was that of a young mother and her child.

In the opening shot, she was cradling her child getting them ready to head out. And the next scene was that she was handing her child to a minder and when her child cried, she turned back and was seen patting her child to sleep while humming a lullaby.

When she made sure her child has fallen asleep, she thank the minders and left. And the following sequence showed her commuting to work by taking the bus, subway and then finally walking to her employer's place.

Only her work place was actually a house and her employer had a child of her own and this young mother was the nanny.

Oh the irony.

This story always gets to me. Perhaps I can resonate with it as I'm a mother now but back then? It's weird.

And the irony is that I'm also getting a helper whom's a mother of two herself and she will be helping me to look after my own kids.

On one hand I'm sure she will miss her own children terribly yet on the other I'm also hoping that she will look after my boys as she would as her own. Because we're both working mothers and we know how it feels to be away working and missing our kids.

Only this time she is the one far away from them. What a double edged sword.