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Five things on Friday 14/10

Because it is difficult to find long stretches to write these days, I shall attempt to do quick updates when I can. Let’s hope I can keep this up!

1. Letting go – Exams are round the corner for Jason. After three years of prodding, (he is in P4 this year), he is finally coming round to the idea of studying. He still needs prodding, but I do less of it, because I’m too busy and tired. Reverse psychology works slightly. I tell him he has to manage on his own. He asks, why? Why can’t you teach me etc. But he complains less about having to do revision. If he says he doesn’t feel like doing, I say, fine, and leave it as that. Then he gets up and gets going with the revision. ūüôā

Visualise our afternoons: I’m in the middle, on their bed with Sarah, Shannon is on my left, and Jason is on my right.

2. Finding the old me – I went out on my own twice this week, leaving baby with the hubby. Once, for a meeting at MOE, and tonight, for dinner with a good friend. So twice this week, I felt like my old self again, having discussions, asking questions, thinking hard about replies, and at dinner, laughing crazily as Wendy and I made up for lost time. I love my time at home with my kids, but I realise I need to snap out of Mummy-mode once in a while. It’s good for me, good for hubby and kids too!

We shared pizza and a pasta at a place I’ve been wanting to try – Italian Osteria at HillV2.


3. Last weekend was a great one, because we had nothing on the agenda. We stayed home because Jason was nursing a cough. The kids were barred from their weekend cartoons because they misbehaved during the week. (Think endless bickering for no good reason). With no screen time, they thought up other things to play. They drew, played games and we went to the park connector both days to walk and cycle. We need more of such screen-free days.

Playing magnetic darts.

4. Sarah’s still not sleeping through the night, waking up at least once, but mostly twice, to feed. Am still not certain if it’s because of hunger or habit. She’s almost nine months now. We just started her on three meals a day a week ago, so will see how it goes. Am thinking I might need to add more meat/protein to her meals, to keep her fuller for longer at night. But it’s a juggling act cooking her meals, and ours. Still trying to figure out a system.

5. Feeling old – I was browsing through Jason’s science books and commented that I did not learn about the human digestive system in primary school. He said, “Of course, yours was the olden days ” Ouch!!

Enjoy your weekend!


Old school

I love technology¬†like the next person. I use my smartphone to catch up on news, follow my favourite blogs and news feeds¬†via the Feedly app, or Whatsapp friends and family. I also use my Macbook Air almost every day. I can’t do without it. I use it for work, for leisure, to surf the web, do online shopping etc. But while I use technology a lot, deep down, I’m old school. Continue reading

December, in summary

It’s been a good, long break. I turned down any work that came along in December, and have been soaking up time with the family. We did many things, we also did nothing on some days. With everyone at home, I haven’t felt inclined to sit in front of my laptop to blog, not even at night when everyone’s asleep. Continue reading

DHS Guzheng reunion

2014 looks to be a year of reunions. First the Dunman High cohort reunion in June, and over the weekend, my co-curricular activity reunion. This gathering was supposed to be a farewell party for Cindy (Xiuhui), who would be relocating to London with her hubby, but it turned out to be a good reason for us all to meet again, thanks to Clarissa (Lirong) for organising and Yubo for providing the venue. Continue reading

Dunman High Reunion

Dunman High. It’s been exactly 20(!) years since I graduated from the school and over a week ago, our cohort, the Class of 94, had a¬†reunion.


It was a school with a strong Chinese culture that intimidated me. From morning assembly talks, to the school song, to the CCA I chose(Chinese Orchestra), almost everything was conducted in Mandarin. By the time I realised it, it was too late to do anything about it. By the time I got used to it, it was time to leave the school. Continue reading

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