Better than…

April 4, 2015
Ivan and Aidan

We were having breakfast by ourselves this morning when Ivan was still lazing in bed. Breakfast consisted of simple nutella bread, mcvites digestive biscuits, paigen milk and coffee (for me).

Aidan: Mama, I love your cooking. It is better… better and good.
Mama: Aww, really? Better?? Better than what?
Aidan: [grins sheepishly] Better than… papa’s cooking!


birthdays, kids, milestones

Aidan turns TWO!

March 30, 2013
Aidan turns 2

This is the week where my only son turns 2. It has been a good 2 year journey learning from each other, and although I get really annoyed at my husband who drives me crazy half the time, I also really appreciate him for the times he got things right. Keeps my feet gratefully grounded!

As of today, Aidan can…

Count from 1 to 20 (except 11 – he has a problem saying eleven and elephant)
Demand for apple juice all day long
Eat by himself without making a big mess
Put on his shoes with no help, and taking them off without using his hands (think feet kick)
Identify familiar surroundings such as home and his cousin(kor kor)’s house
Get ecstatic when he sees fishes in a tank and yell FHISHHHHH! in a really throated manly voice haha
Eat spicy stuff like Laksa, Curry Fish Head, Chilli Butter Prawns and Hot & Spicy Seaweed
Say “I wuv you Mama/Papa”

And when you ask him how old he is now, he goes… “TOO OLD!” (Two years old!)

Oh honey, I totally agree :)

new beginnings


February 23, 2013
Velassaru Maldives 2012

I have not been writing for quite some time. I would say that it’s been almost 3 years?

My husband and I both are nurses, and we met in 2009 in the hospital where we used to work together and got married in December 2010. Between 2011 to 2012, we left the hospital and opted for a clinic environment where the hours are more regular in order to meet the demands of parenthood.

At some point between then and now, I lapsed into auto-pilot. I’ve lost important friends along the way, and also drifted apart from my own family after having moved in with my hubs and his parents.

People say it’s too easy to lose oneself in the search for happiness, and I can’t agree more. Not that I’m complaining – I am married to the most wonderful man for almost 3 years now, and we have a beautiful 2 year old son.

Now that we are both settled in our new jobs carving out the beginnings of a career, we’ve both met new friends and colleagues who constantly inspire us to be better persons and to find a work-life balance. I decided to make time (which used to be so hard to do) and pick up writing online again. I think it’s a good way to keep the memories of our journey alive and maybe in a few years, we’ll be able to look back and see how much we have grown as individuals and as a family.

So, in a way, I consider this a rebirth, my rebirth. I will start over and continue in my learning journey to be a better person, a better friend, a better daughter, wife, and mother.

Thank you for reading on, and enjoy the journey with me!