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Dot goes on a fishing adventure with her dad

Dot goes on a fishing adventure with her dad

This post is written by Dot’s daddy When I was a child, one of my favorite outdoor adventures was catching little fishes with my school friends after our classes. Whenever I share these childhood stories with Dot, she will always ask me to bring her there to fish. I decided...
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Transition from only child to big sister

Transition from only child to big sister

“Mommy, why am I alone? I have no one to play with at home?” Dot, then about three years old, compared herself with the friends whom she usually played with. Dot had been longing for a sibling for a while and had been asking us to have another baby. When I told her that I...
The day she planned her dad's birthday celebration

The day she planned her dad’s birthday celebration

Dot takes birthday celebration very seriously. To her, a birthday boy or girl must have a birthday cake and a present. She planned and prepared her dad’s birthday celebration almost single-handedly that day. On the day of her dad’s birthday, she decorated and prepared a present for her dad – a box filled with things that...
Our first month re-learning how to care for an infant

Our first month re-learning how to care for an infant

Re-learn how to care for an infant It has been a month since Daniel is born and he is fast outgrowing the clothes that he used to be able to put on a few weeks ago. His 0-6 month rompers are a bit tight to put on him now. From 2.966kg to 4kg, it’s time...
A blessing from above

A blessing from above

Daniel is now three weeks old. Whenever I look at my little prince, I just can’t believe that I have a second child. Being a mom to a newborn again is so surreal. “Mommy, now you have two children.” Dot will exclaimed with excitement and delight several times during the day. She is drumming into my...
Sample Store - let you try before you buy

Sample Store – let you try before you buy

This is a sponsored post by Sample Store.   Since the day my girl turned about 5 month old, we have been bringing her to the sports complex so that hubby and I can have our weekly jog at the stadium. From sitting and watching us from a pram, to walking, to climbing stairs, and...
3 Jan 2015 - Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

3 Jan 2015 – Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

With an available car to drive, since my sister was away for holiday with my brother and parents, we decided to visit Sungei Buloh wetland reserve, a mangrove ecosystem located in the north-western part of Singapore. It is a safe haven for several species of birds on their annual migration and has a rich biodiversity of flora...
Preparing for the arrival of baby D

Preparing for the arrival of baby D

By end of March 2015, we will be expecting the arrival of our baby boy. I’m feeling excited yet still feel so unprepared for what is to come. Dot has been asking when her baby brother is arriving. It brings her unspeakable joy when she sees and feels her baby brother moving. Her face just...
A birthday blessing tradition for our child

A birthday blessing tradition for our child

Before Dot turned 5 earlier this year,  Jay and I discussed that we would like to spend some personal time celebrating her birthday instead of throwing a party for her, like what we did for her when she was younger. We planned to go to Legoland Malaysia or horse-riding in Malaysia, but later dismissed the ideas...
10 favourite books for 4 to 5 years old

10 favourite books for 4 to 5 years old

Reading is a habit that I would like to build into my own personal life and my child. I want my child to find the richness of good books that stir her imagination, enrich her soul and enlarge her understanding of the world around her. These are some of Dot’s favourite books and she likes...
Toxic ingredients in conventional laundry detergent

Toxic ingredients in conventional laundry detergent

I started to look into natural, ecological friendly laundry detergent a few months back after I read that many of the cleaning chemicals in conventional detergents are petroleum based and they cause environmental damage to rivers and lakes, and the aquatic life that lives there, and are endocrine disruptors that can affect our metabolisms, reproduction,...
DIY mini Christmas tree

DIY mini Christmas tree

We collected a bag of pinecones last year when we were at Cameron Highlands. We made a few DIY crafts with our pinecones – a little girl and also hedgehogs. This December holiday, we decided to make some Christmas trees using them. Items we used : Pinecones Acrylic paints – yellow and green Glitter glue...
Dot's first ice-skating experience at The Rink

Dot’s first ice-skating experience at The Rink

We went to JCube a few weeks ago and Dot wanted to try ice-skating. As it was getting late, her dad refused her request but he remembered Dot’s desire to skate on ice. As it was coming to the end of last semester in her kindergarten, we would be meeting with Dot’s teachers to hear...
Day 7 : Sydney Fish Market

Day 7 : Sydney Fish Market

20 Jun 2014 Sydney Fish Market – Australian National Maritime Museum – Paddy’s Market The fathers went out early in the morning to to return the rented car. While waiting for the fathers, the children played together in the room and at the lobby. Simple things make the children so happy and delightful! How I...
Day 6 : Departing from Bilpin to Sydney

Day 6 : Departing from Bilpin to Sydney

19 Jun 2014 Departing from Bilpin Springs Lodge We woke up earlier so that we could spend our last few hours enjoying the morning fresh air and chirping of the birds at the lodge. I took my cup of hot chocolate and went out to enjoy the cool weather while Dot walked down the steps...
Day 5 : The Three Sisters and Scenic World, Katoomba

Day 5 : The Three Sisters and Scenic World, Katoomba

18 Jun 2014   The Three Sisters and Scenic World at Katoomba After our breakfast at the lodge, we walked to another bigger pond to fish. Coolpa went with us. Along the way, Dot was trying to play the role of “owner”, commanding Coolpa to follow her. The pond was surrounded by tall green trees...