• family,  family activities,  fun activity

    NDP 2016: Love it or hate the show will go on.

    I am quite possibly the only person from both sides of our families and among our friends who is the most “enthu” (enthusiastic) about the National Day Parades. Wear red? No problem! Wave a flag? I’ll wave TWO! Sing the songs? If I know the words, heck yeah!  I’ll probably scream out the words if I can. Nobody can shout “Chan Mali Chan Oi Oi” better than me ok? If I don’t know the words, just fake it with some realistic mumbling lah! Nobody would be the wiser! View this post on Instagram 你猜我们在哪里? #ndp2016 #ndppreview2016 #nationalstadium #singaporesportshub #singapore #motherofxander A post shared by Mother Of Xander (@motherofxander) on Jul 30, 2016…

  • food,  media invite

    Media Invite: Pezzo Pizza Record Breaking Club Rainbow Pizza

    Media Invite On 3 June 2016, Pezzo Pizza and 70 children from Club Rainbow came together to create the largest dessert pizza in Singapore at NUS Sheares Hall. The monster pizza, officially measured at 1.95m, was quite a tasty sight. The dessert pizza was slathered with Nutella hazelnut cocoa spread, topped with caramelised bananas and marshmallows, and then finished with lots of heart-shaped sprinkles. The Club Rainbow pizza (the smaller, regular sized version of course) is also available for sale at all 29 Pezzo Pizza outlets islandwide until mid July 2016. One slice of the Club Rainbow Pizza goes at S$4.90; three slices at S$12.90 and a full pan at…

  • family activities,  fashion,  wordless wednesday

    Wordless Wednesday: The t-shirts said it all

    I brought the t-shirts along during our last vacation in Batam because I knew the resort was going to be awesome and we needed to express our excitement the only way we know how. The Husband very lovingly and reluctantly went along with my nonsense. Can’t let the kids have all the fun right? Linking up with:        

  • beauty,  promotion,  review,  shopping

    Review and discount code: Noo Trees? Noo way!

    Review A couple of weeks ago, we received a bag of paper products from the folks of NooTrees Pte Ltd. They had launched a range of sustainable and biodegradable bamboo-based wet wipes and tissue paper products to the mass consumer and commercial market in October 2015 and we were the cool few who got to try them out first. In the bag, we found these goodies: NooTrees® Facial Tissue, made from highly absorbent, 100% biodegradable, sustainable and BPA-free virgin bamboo pulp; NooTrees® Toilet Tissue, similar to facial tissues, but made from higher quality BPA-free virgin bamboo Eco-Luxe pulp; NooTrees® Bamboo Hand Face Family Wet Wipes, made from spun-lace bamboo fibre, containing botanical extracts…

  • books,  education,  primary school,  reading,  shopping,  xander

    Review: We are flipping with joy with Flip For Joy!

    REVIEW Once upon a time, there was a little girl called Liza. She was a naughty little girl who loved jumping over longkangs (Malay translation of drains), plucking weeds and drawing into her sisters’ textbooks. She also hated Chinese with a passion because she thought all Chinese teachers were scary and possibly sent from Hell to punish her with 听写 every week. Her Chinese teacher was so confident in her incompetence in the language that she told Liza’s daddy she was sure to stay back a year because Liza will never be able to pull her marks up in time. What a warm and wonderful woman she was eh? One day, Liza decided she had…

  • primary school

    I’ve got the Primary One blues

    It has been almost 4 months since my last entry because I haven’t had the time to sit down to pen my thoughts. Every time I try, one or all of the following will happen. The baby would cry bloody murder because she just passed out the mother of all poop and threatens to rip off the offending diaper to pigeage (think grape stomping) it, Rain would be pouring down on my nearly all dried freshly washed laundry that was hung outside the window, Water from my upstairs neighbour’s wet mop would be dripping onto my nearly all dried freshly washed laundry that was hung outside the window, Something urgent from the office needed to be dealt…

  • babies,  diy,  simple art & craft

    The DIY t-shirt challenge that took (almost) forever.

    What do you do if you received a set of cute t-shirts for your family but it doesn’t come in baby sizes? You DIY and create something cute for her of course! I received a set of t-shirts by The Animal Project from a dear old friend about *whisper* 3 months ago and he challenged me to rehash the kids’ tee into something cute for Yvie. Never done anything like this before but I was willing to try. I honestly thought it was going to be a piece of cake because it was supposed to be simple and no brainer and of course, it didn’t happen that way. I eventually got down…

  • babies,  birthday,  party

    The full month party photos lost and found

    The Photos I started out writing this post to “fill in the blank” before I start on Yvie’s eventful 1st birthday post. I mean, who skips the full month celebration and then goes straight to writing about the 1st birthday? Doesn’t make sense leh. Cannot cannot! I wrote about the venue, the food, the cakes, the balloons and other frivolous stuff. Then I realized I lost/accidentally deleted/never even took photos with some very important people at the party and I freaked out. At 3am. I searched my old laptop, old mobile and still couldn’t find them. As a last resort, I PMed some folks in hopes they haven’t deleted these…

  • food,  Health,  review

    Review: Whole&Hearty, Singapore’s 1st Breakfast and Fresh Yoghurt Bar

    Review I used to love breakfasts so much I drove my mother crazy whenever I demanded cereal for all three meals and nothing else when I was a child. When I lived overseas years later, I was finally free to eat whatever and whenever so I ended up with no less than 3 types of cereals and 4 spreads at all times in the cupboard. It’s not that bad by most people’s standards but it was still mad. When the good folks at Right Hook Communications Pte Ltd asked me to try out a new breakfast bar at Icon Village in Tanjong Pagar a few weeks ago, of course I said Let’s…

  • education,  family,  firsts,  review

    Review: BlueTree Education Primary One Prep Workshop

    Review A few more days before Xander enters Primary One, the biggest milestone in all Singaporean child’s life. Did you do anything unusual to prepare your child for primary school life? Many of my friends started prepping their kids since dunno how many moons ago. Some taught their kids how to buy food, count their change, learn to read time, others send their kids to enrichment centres to learn to read cheem-er books, do cheem-er math exercises, basically be 1 or 2 steps ahead of their peers so that the kids will have an easier time understanding what goes on in class. I like how this friend prep her daughter and I agree,…