Our Wedding Anniversary Gift From The Heavens

Monday, April 30, 2018

Born on the midnight of 29th April, our Wedding Anniversary date, I hereby introduce the precious gift given to us, the newest addition to the family, the girls' pet sister, daddy's 3rd princess, our darling Darla Jenn!


The King and his Princesses ❤❤❤

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Happy Anniversary My Dear!

Sunday, April 29, 2018


MAY 5, 2005 (05.05.05)



How can I not remember? This was the day when our paths first crossed. This was the beginning of the journey of our lives together. And I will never get tired of walking down memory lane with you and reminisce the treasures we have kept inside our Time Capsule.

Ours was an unconventional Love Story from the start. From worlds apart, we first met each other on Friendster. Who would have fathomed that your simple one-liner question, "How was the National Youth Convention?" would blossom into forever? Who would have guessed that years later we'll both find out that I was the "Sassy Girl" you had been looking for?

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My Kids Are Growing Up

Thursday, April 26, 2018

'Sisters share childhood memories and grown up dreams...' 
Several weeks ago, after running a few errands that took us more than half of the day, Dear and I took the girls to IKEA at Marsden Park at Daisy's request. Whenever we go there, the kids would stay at the playroom while Dear and I would browse the store for an hour before we pick them up again.


We had just finished buying Daddy's stuff from Bunnings, which took a bit long so the girls started annoying each other. I eagerly went to IKEA's front desk to sign them in and hopefully lighten up their moods. The lady asked me what their ages were: Demi is 10 and Daisy is 8. Then the lady said they only allow kids 9 and below to play inside so Demi can't go in anymore. I wanted to take back what I said but I had been estopped. I was upset. My girls never separated before! To add insult to injury, the lady was smiling haughtily while she waited for me to answer. Grrrr... I asked Daisy if she still wanted to go in without her 'ate' but she was decided to play so I signed her in.

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We Are Not Your Cup Of Tea, And That's Fine

Monday, April 23, 2018


I don't speak much, I don't show emotions. It doesn't mean that I don't see, it doesn't mean that I don't feel. 

Side comments hurled at me so insensitively were casually shrugged off for I hate confrontations. But my silence doesn't mean I agree, it doesn't mean my acknowledgement. I just keep my mouth shut because I have learned that winning doesn't always mean defending yourself or making your point across. But callous words can cut too. There had been many times that these hurtful words made me weep, inside... quietly. If the goal was to break me, there, I have let the truth out. Your words were passageway to what your heart deeply contains. And that is how I know that we are not your cup of tea. 

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Sunday Sound Trip: In My Dreams

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Some people may say I'm an old soul because of my preference in music. But then again, a lot of people, mostly those my age and older, would say that the music of the past were better and everlasting.

I am not really sure about this because in my opinion, we like the music of the past because of the memories we associate with it. Maybe someday, the younger generation would tell their children the same thing because the music they hear now is associated with good childhood memories.

However, the flavour of this week, a song older than me, is not in any way associated with my childhood. I did hear it a lot as a young girl but I was too young to have had any recall whatsoever of the happenings around me back then.

This song I would classify as classic to my taste. It's mellow, original, unique... the musical arrangement to me is very remarkable especially the bass. So smooth!

Anyway, for old souls like me, I hope you enjoy this song!
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Beautiful Changes and Unexpected Blessings

Thursday, April 19, 2018

During the past few months, my life has been swamped by a lot of changes and blessings. To start with, it's been almost a year now since I have finally removed myself from the negative environment I had dwelled in for a long time. It had not only affected my emotional state but also the family's overall mood in general. I had always been stressed out and exhausted that there was rarely quality time with my loved. ones. Finally freeing myself had brought wonderful consequences, like a domino effect. It paid off immediately as I received commendations at work. :)




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A Bad Day Turned Around

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

My day started okay this morning but certain circumstances kind of rained on my parade. Pressures and frustrations that I'd rather keep mum about made me cranky and exhausted. Not even a power nap helped turn my mood around. My unlucky husband suffered a great deal from my crankiness but he didn't flinch a bit. Hint: he's partly the source of frustration hehehe.

In the afternoon, I had an appointment for ultrasound. It was a very quick one just to check baby's size and all. Before we left we were given a photo of Darla Jenn and it made all the difference. Instantly, I was happy and I and my husband we're cheerfully joking whose features were prominent. Now I am even more excited to see her!
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Sunday Sound Trip: If You're Not The One

Sunday, April 15, 2018


If you're not the one then why does my soul feel glad today?
If you're not the one then why does my hand fit yours this way?
If you are not mine then why does your heart return my call?
If you are not mine would I have the strength to stand at all?

I never know what the future brings
But I know you're here with me now
We'll make it through
And I hope you are the one I share my life with


I don't want to run away but I can't take it, I don't understand
If I'm not made for you then why does my heart tell me that I am?
Is there any way that I could stay in your arms?

If I don't need you then why am I crying on my bed?
If I don't need you then why does your name resound in my head?
If you're not for me then why does this distance maim my life?
If you're not for me then why do I dream of you as my wife?

I don't know why you're so far away
But I know that this much is true
We'll make it through
And I hope you are the one I share my life with
And I wish that you could be the one I die with
And I'm praying you're the one I build my home with
I hope I love you all my life

I don't want to run away but I can't take it, I don't understand
If I'm not made for you then why does my heart tell me that I am?
Is there any way that I could stay in your arms?

'Cause I miss you, body and soul so strong that it takes my breath away
And I breathe you into my heart and pray for the strength to stand today
'Cause I love you, whether it's wrong or right
And though I can't be with you tonight
You know my heart is by your side

I don't want to run away but I can't take it, I don't understand
If I'm not made for you then why does my heart tell me that I am?
Is there any way that I could stay in your arms?
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Hotel Review: Wyndham Ramada Shoal Bay Resort

Monday, April 9, 2018

Photo from Wyndham Hotels website
Before I begin with the actual review of Ramada Shoal Bay Resort, just a not-so-brief intro:

Beginning of April marked the start of my official housewife life being on maternity leave. I spent the first week catching up with the tasks of clearing up the mess that had accumulated in the house - piles of clothes for folding, greasy stove, messy tall boys. It kept me busy which was good and satisfying at the same time because the house is starting to look and feel more cosy now. Just in time for the baby's arrival. 

One morning while I was taking my coffee break, I got a call from Wyndham Hotels offering us a promo at Ramada Shoal Bay. The offer sounded great. $189, 2 nights for One-Bedroom Deluxe Waterview which could accommodate 2 adults and 2 children aged under 12 was cheap enough. But the greatest deal was that we'd get a $100 Coles/Myer card or $100 worth of voucher we could use for consumables in the hotel. So effectively, we will only be paying $89. We just needed to attend a 90-minute presentation at the location while the kids are minded by their staff at a creche. There were no obligations required either. What luck! I've been wanting to take the kids out before the baby comes as an early wedding anniversary celebration for the family.

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Perfume Review: Givenchy Live Irresistible EDP

Thursday, April 5, 2018

First and foremost, I am not a perfume expert. In fact, before Givenchy Live Irresistible, I would go with any scent or no scent at all. My friend at work, Merci, used to tease me that she could tell what food we cooked for breakfast because she could smell it from my clothes hahaha. So embarassing. So on the Xmas of 2016, she gave me a Guess Girl Belle perfume (should I also make a review?). Come to think of it, all the scents I have used before were gifts from friends actually.

How I met Live Irresistible was quite a story in itself. I was after Armani Diamonds for my husband when this lovely sales lady gave me some samples of other perfumes one of them a cute pink one (read story here). I can still remember, the first spritz of the sample pink one was love at first smell. I didn't expect it. It was the scent I have been searching for in a long time. It was sweet but playful both. Not too strong or overpowering or sophisticated. I read the leaflet with more interest!



The motto: Life is a playground.

The perfume: A new floral delicacy as sassy as it is sweet.

The mood: Happy & Irresistible!



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How I Spent the Easter Holiday

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

I am so thankful for this long weekend holiday as we have finally found time to catch up with house chores. Indeed, all 4 of us had spent the 1st day of the long weekend busy cleaning up and organising the house - the girls' bedroom in particular. That's right! The girls officially have their own bedroom now. Daddy did all the heavy work so thanks to him. The result? The girls were very happy with this granted freedom. In return, they also have to clean up their own bedroom each weekend dusting, tidying up including folding their clothes. So I'll just chuck their clothes in the bedroom and let the girls handle them from now on. This milestone is a win-win for sure! :) not to mention, I might just hang around in their bedroom on days they're in school. It's all cosy and it makes me think I am a young girl again :)

Happy cheeky girls. Wait til their first errands start haha.

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Sunday Sound Trip: Burn For You

Sunday, April 1, 2018

No words... Just feeling a bit sentimental lately...


Got myself into some trouble tonight
Guess I'm just feelin' blue
It's been so long
Since I've seen your face
This distance between me and you
That voice you showed me is not the one that I know
I must be strung out on what I do
Don't hang up again...
Theres nothing else I know how to do 

But I burn for you
What am I gonna do
Burn for you

I guess it feels like you're always alone
And I feel that way too
It's so hard to explain to you
Please understand what I do

I burn for you
What am I gonna do 
I burn for you
Burn for you

Took my trouble to a bar tonight
For another point of view
But there's nothing new
I'm missing you

I burn for you
What am I gonna do 
Burn for you
Burn for you

I burn for you
What am I gonna do 
I burn for you

Burn for you
What am I gonna do 
I burn for you
Burn for you

Burn...for...you...
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