Thursday, July 24, 2014

Bag in a bag in a bag in a bag in a bag


And this is how my current bag looks like...

I'm organized like that.

To be fair, I was using a tote bag with no additional compartments and its BLACK. Have you tried looking for something in the dark? Same thing here.
So if I just threw all my stuff in it and if I were to hold up the entire bus queue searching for my ezy link card with all my stuff just thrown in, I'll be tsked at like nobody's business and eye balls will be rolling out you know? Can't like that happen yo.
When I first got this bag, I wasn't sure if I liked it as it was a little too big for me, I feel. But I've changed my mind now and have been using it since!






































































And the original model modelling the bag..

image from Zalora.sg
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So, what's in your bag?

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Being honest

Lately, I've been feeling rather down. Moody, moody and moody-er, if there's such a word.

Feeling down because I realised I don't have much accomplished in life, not much of a career, not much money, not much of anything else.

And I've also realised that other than being not much in anything else, I'm also not good at much either. Not much skills, not much talent or even any, not much of a mother, not much of a wife, not much of a daughter, pretty much not much of anything. Oh, I just rephrase the first paragraph.

So.

This feeling of inadequacy has been weighing me down so much so that I'm fulfilling my mother's prophecy of me; a failure.

She has been telling me this ever since, like ever since.

As you can probably guess by now, we don't exactly have the best mother-daughter relationship. At best cordial, at its worst, we're invisible to each other. And to add to that irony, she is the main caregiver of my boys and I am hoping or rather, believing that she's doing a better job at looking after them then when she was with us (my sister and I).

I don't even know what I'm trying to convey here, just that I'm feeling really lost right now. I know I am not what my mother says of me. It's just.....

It's just that before I had my boys, I told myself I do not want to have children because I do not want to be like her.

GASP! HOW COULD YOU SAY THAT? SHE'S YOUR MOTHER!

Precisely.

I do not want her mood swings, her temperaments, her depressive traits.

Yet, I've also realised, I am slowly becoming like her.

I'm trying very hard to fight against it and rise up against my emotions and many many times, I failed.

I yelled at my children, I get moody at my husband, I get angry at myself.

To me, it's like a tunnel. A period of darkness that I have to crawled out.

And by the time I get out of it, the next wave would hit me and the cycle starts all over again. If I can't be happy, then no one can be happy.

Don't worry, I'm not suicidal or anything. Just these pent up frustrations I've been suppressing is getting too much to bear recently. I am thinking happy thoughts and being thankful everyday for every little thing I have.

And right now, I'm most looking forward to an upcoming couple trip with the husband to Japan in October! Just thinking about it makes me happy. We'll be visiting Tokyo and Hakone for 8 days. Can't wait to devour all that sashimi and onigri, yum yum!

I'm still in my right frame of mind!

Monday, July 21, 2014

I have a crazy coconut

This whole turning thirty (technically thirty two this year, but for generic sake, let's just keep it to thirty), is somewhat making me feel really concious of how I look and feel.

I see more grey hairs sprouting out whenever I brush my hair, more dark spots appearing out of nowhere on my face and if I really scrutinize my face up close, I see alot more fine lines too. SIGH. There's just no end to it.

And now I wake up to an angry aching body and stiff neck protesting loudly to me after spending the night sleeping on the floor. 

I know how you feel.






















It's Monday, folks. 

Bleah.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Do you like to move it move it?

Ever since we've sold our house last year, we've been renting from one place to another. Along with the packing and unpacking nightmare, there's also the arduous task of moving bulky items like our king size bed and huge ass L-shaped sofa.

We've thought of throwing it away or secretly leaving it at some corner but in the end we did what any responsible citizens do, and that is call our town council to remove it hahaha.

Anyway if you're planning for a big move and looking for a place to sell or give away your items, or if you're moving to a new place and on the lookout for used, vintage furniture, you can try UsedFurnitureSingapore.net website to either list your furniture for sale or grab a good bargain from there.

They have many different categories like movers, furniture stores, pre owned and my personal favourite, Things my Mother Throw section.

It reminds me of how my mother would used to just throw stuff away when we're moving and oh wait, this applies to me too now.

Shucks

PS: This post was brought to you by UsedFurnitureSingapore.net.

Cheeky and Sullen Selfies


My elder boy just loves to pose with his cheeky expressions while the younger one has mastered the art of smouldering.
 

 







 
























I guess they're both experts at selfies now.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

In the midst of the midst

Now that I've broken 2014 with the first post on shopping, I thought its only fair that I should really blog about what's happening in my life.

Well for starters, I fell into K-pop. Yes! The K-pop for the teeny-boppers, the adolescents, the aunties from the neighbourhood, the office ladies bored out of their cubicles, the nerds who fantasize out of their computer screens, the... you get the drift... I've become them all.

I have no idea how it began but just one random day on YouTube, I happened to click on this (not sure if you wanna do it) and BAM! I fell really hard into them. And then it snowballed and I gotten hooked on watching their dramas, variety shows, interviews and concerts. You can say I'm a late bloomer or either that I have taken an unhealthy liking to young and handsome Korean men. Hey don't judge! Who doesn't like young and handsome men?!

Anyway that was what happened to me personally during the start of the year.

This was what I actually did today. Just checking out National Museum with my husband and kids. As a normal married wife and mother.

Beautiful drawings done by William Farqhuar.
Old road signs.
Old school posters.
These two. One actually drives and the other actually drives us nuts with his incessant talking.
Yes it is indeed true that anyone can look good in dim lighting. Prime example.
We actually spent half a day just going through the different exhibits and galleries. We reached at 1 plus and left at 6pm!

And with these, we're actually into the middle of the middle of 2014. Who knows when I'll actually decide to blog again when there's so much K-pop for me to indulge?

Till the next, fighting!

Monday, June 16, 2014

The shopping never ends

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Its been months since I've last updated and the very first post is six months into 2014 and of course I've to make it a good one.

And what better way to start it off by doing some shopping!

I love online shopping. Like really alot alot. But mostly and thankfully for my husband's and my wallet, most times its just window shopping. LOL.. Geddit? Geddit? Windows shopping.

Ah never mind.

I've blogged about it here before and now I'm honoured to share with you that I'm also able to shop Sephora online at Zalora too!

So if you're a fan of both Sephora and Zalora, see they even have similar names. You will be stoke to know that you get to buy whatever you need all under one website!

Go take a look see now and get a S$10 voucher when you sign up for their newsletter! While you're at it, use my voucher code ZBAPPpe during check out for 15% off!