Sunday, July 15, 2018

Review of Vasa Blå by Sudio

Guest post by my  "tech-ier" better half, Thomas Ng

The Vasa Blå by Sudio or pocket blue in English literally means Bluetooth in your Pocket. And, we were very excited as it is our first time owning a Bluetooth earpiece in Rose Gold White. Thank you Sudio!

According to Sudio website, the Vasa Blå sound signature is delivered by a carefully tuned driver and amplifier. The combination of driver and amplifier is able to separate the sound of every instrument in every song, thereby giving the listener a true studio experience. It's really light - 14g (housing), covers 10m range and has 9 hours of battery time span.

With its elegant design and high quality specifications, I was totally sold! But, read on to see what my "tech-ier" better half has to say about it!

While we’re not as techy as other reviewers, we like to focus more on real practical usage.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Avalyn's first birthday party - Animal Barn theme

2 months late! I really shouldn't delay Avalyn's 1st birthday post any longer!

The first year with 2 little ones was more challenging than I like. With increased workload at office and home, I was really pretty low on energy to plan a big party. I was even toying of doing away with it but I knew I had to be fair to Avalyn. We skipped Avalyn's baby shower because of family matters and shouldn't skip her 1st birthday. So, we finally decided to hold one at the function room of my church leaders' place a month before the party and go fuss-free!

However, the party turned out nothing like what we'd planned, and in fact it was quite an eventful one - just like how Avalyn arrived more than a year ago!

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Choosing baby carrier x Soul Singapore

After trying out 5 baby carriers, 3 different brands and close to 4 years of baby wearing, I came to a conclusion - baby wearing is super useful but it's not easy to choose a carrier. I'm sure the search for a perfect carrier is even more daunting to new mummies.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Somewhere over the rainbow...

Every picture tells a story, and this is ours.

Not a perfect life I want to depict, but part of my life story that I really love to share.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa - Club TIny Package

Life as a working mum with 2 little ones is always packed and rushing. So, it's always nice to set aside some time for a short break with a nice staycation!

Recently, we had a staycation at Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa and the stay was amazing! Since it was a little rainy, we got to spend a little more time in the family suite and enjoyed every bits of the Club Tiny Kids Experience!

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Breastfeeding: The test of physical and mental strength?

They said every child is different and so is the breastfeeding journey.

Avalyn and I had a pretty good start, she latched well and I felt confident breastfeeding the 2nd time. However, it was short lived. Avalyn had to stay in the special care unit over one night as she had low sugar. Over there, she was then fed a mixed of formula milk and expressed colostrum. I went over to the ward to latch her a couple of times as well. Worried about her and milk supply, I could only do my best to hand express and pray hard. The pump wasn't working well for me and even though I was familiar with hand express, it wasn't easy. It takes about 30 mins to express and collect 5-10 ml of colostrum using a syringe. Super demoralizing. It was literally golden drops. Thankfully, milk supply kicked few days after and she was nursing well.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Emmalyn's experiential learning journey with Kuno Method


In our family, we learn through play and we play a lot! We didn't have much time for formal learning for Emma since both hubby and I are working full time. Emma seemed to be learning lots from school and progressing well, so we weren't too worried about her learning until her new teacher for K1 came along earlier this year. 
Emma's previous teacher was gentle, nurturing and was cautious not to kill the interest to learn. On the flip side, she can be quite lenient on the kids. Her new teacher is strict and has higher expectations on the kids. So, we ended up getting feedbacks to give Emma more home practice and even enrichment class. At the start, we were quite worried that Emma was behind. I tried to practiced more with her but it was really hard with Avalyn around. I lost count of the time that I wanted to do some learning with Emma but all we want was to rest and play. So, I've been thinking what's really good for Emma. 

I believe in building up the strong foundation of intangible qualities and values such as love for learning, curiosity, creativity, humility, perseverance, courage and cheerfulness over academic learning. I was a late boomer who only topped the class at Primary 4, so I always think there's hope to do better with a good attitude. 

However, I'm also realistic enough to know things are unlike before. I'm not talking about competitiveness. I'm talking about the syllabus and pace of learning. I heard much about school expecting students to have the basic foundation at primary 1 so it might be hard to follow the lessons of the child has a weak foundation. Since we are less than 2 years away from primary 1, I hope to supplement her learning with some extra class to build her foundation. 

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