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Project Grateful 365: Grateful for an AWESOME weekend

Day 104

Grateful for an awesome weekend!

I had an awesome weekend with the BOT, we

1) Did the touristy thing and walked from Union Square to Times square and ¬†and by chance a nice burger joint we loved ūüôā

2) then after, we walked from Times Square to Lincoln centre to watch ‘Luck of the Irish’


3) The next day we watched the annual 2013 Chinese New Year Parade at Chinatown

4) Had awesome Peking duck with a group of friends I’ve made in New York. [Technically they live in NJ, but they are really just across the river from me ūüôā ]

5) Went grocery shopping with Mr Muscles (Awesome for me, less so for him)

6) Watched ‘A good day to Die Hard’ (Kris loves the explosions while I like the very suave Bruce Wills)

So all around GOOD WEEKEND. I’m all ready for the new week.


1) Study for GRE

2) Exercise

3) Apply for social security card

4) Plan activities for when my parents in law are in town

5) Get married

6) Household chores (Boo)

7) Attend a writers meetup group

8) Meet friends for Malaysian week at Bryant Park

9) Read books

10) EXERCISE EXERCICE EXERCISE! ( I’m repeating point 2, but I’m trying to make a point here!)

11) Attend a yoga class

Oh, a week in the life of a busy housewife!

Oh while I’m blogging on a sunday night, this is what he’s doing, haha!

EYE MASSAGE! His 5th Vday present from me!


Project Grateful 365: Grateful for sushi

Day 101

I know I’m grateful for food a lot, but what can I say when my belly is happy, Charbot is HAPPY!!!

So here’s my yummy sushi lunch with 2 gorgeous babes! (2 gorgeous babes are not featured unfortunately!)


Today is also valentine’s day so to all the people I love and my dedicated blog readers (mostly family and close friends), here’s wishing you lots of love for 2013


Project 365: Day 86

Thankful for inspirational people around me

Today I had yummy lunch with my namesake. My better twin. She’s gorgeous and grounded. Humble and intelligent. Genuine and kind hearted. Every time I have a conversation/chat with her, I feel inspired to be a better person.

So today I’m grateful for having friends like this. We didn’t take photos (as usual) but I did take photos of the food. (Who’s a greedy gus?) NOT ME!

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Project Grateful 365: Grateful for Generous friends

Day 81

2 friends came to visit my ball of cuteness and bought him the cutest bedding set for Chinese New Year! (*pics tomorrow!)

That adorable bub is one lucky kid, not for being showered with gifts, but for being showered with love.

Everyone that sees him, seems to love him because he’s so cute.

Twas slightly cranky at the end of the day, but was still cute in YIYI’s eyes!

Project Grateful 365: Day 78 and 79

24th and 25th January 2013

On the 24th, I’m glad I got time to spend with my closest gfs from NUS! I didn’t take any pictures because we meet up at a house (incomplete group) before we went to one of their grandma’s wake where it was full¬†attendance. (Its highly¬†inappropriate¬†to take photos at a wake in Singapore)

Except of the loss, everyone was in a good place, happy and healthy and so, I am grateful that all the people I love are happy. Wakes remind me of the temporal nature of life and how one must remember to treasure the days you’re alive to be happy and also to be to be a source of joy to others when you’re alive.


Kris and myself also cheered up someone special with some flowers, so it was a happy day! I now know why its better to give than receive! Spreading JOY is FUN!

On the 25th, I met with my bestest friends from secondary school. It was a play date for two babies, iceicebaby and Jojo’s little nat nat!


Guilty indulgence


“caught in the act”


Little female angelic face


Us three!


“Caught in the act II”

And then, in the afternoon it was Ice Ice Baby’s Day out. Did I tell you that I feel super grateful because I have very little time in Singapore and two people on Friday took leave to spend time with me? (And Ice, I alone might not have commanded that authority, but that ball of cuteness surely can)

I love him so much, he’s like a ball of cuteness!


Call Seat


Stop the music please, nap time for me! (I love his cool pose) Hands on the hips YO!


5 months 3 weeks and SOOOOO ready to eat


Yiyi are you camwhoring again? STOP time to go out!


I’m such a big boy now




Oh Hiiiiiiii


My little acrobat touching his toes


Happy to see his YIYI


Happy to see his YIYI 2


Oh Hiiiii (II)


Poor me face




How cute! He’s kiss me back. More like trying to lick me!


My precious precious nephew

I am a PANK!

Professional Aunty No Kids.

As for those who have been asking me when is my turn continuously. COPULATION is a private affair. Please have some sense of space thank you very much. I think in this sense, Americans have way more tact compared to Singaporeans and virtually nobody in America has asked, “when’s your turn?’

Possibly because 

A) They are intelligent enough to know that if I wanted kids NOW, I would be making babies at home instead of wasting my time having a conversation with you. I say waste because you’re asking me a very private question, which you shouldn’t be asking.

B) It really is a private affair! Americans are less nosey, actually more like less obviously nosey. ūüėõ Asians are really IN YOUR FACE. I’m guilty of that too, need to slowly change! I have asked people people about kids, but I have since stopped because with my new status, I have developed empathy for them. Apologies to the rest I asked before I reached this stage of realization!

C) I mean what happens IF (and I STRESS IF) we had been trying and just cannot have one. I mean how painful will it be for a couple to be reminded CONSTANTLY that they unable to have a kid?

D) Stop being Singaporean and constantly having to chase for a certificate! University certificate, Marriage Certificate, Certificate of Entitlement (Cars), Certificate of Home(title deed for property) and Birth Certificate… blah blah. I mean enjoy your LIFE NOW, stop chasing for stuff constantly!

Sorry to end off with a rant, but its important to me


Going to play with little bub now! Wheeeeeee

Project Grateful 365: Day 62 + 63

Day 62: Today I am grateful that I got to spend time with my lil bub

This morning, we spent some glorious time together walking by the pool, eating and waltzing. Well more like us trying/pretending to Waltz. He was such a good sport tho, bestowing me with super cute smiles. He was such a little Cutie Pie!


Little Curious Ice, looking all around at the pool, plants and lush greenery.

IMG_9837Looking pensive and a little tired because it’s his morning nap time.

**Updates: Lil Ice is feeling better these days, less pooping all day long!¬†He’s no longer a little pooplet!

Day 63: Today I am grateful for my ex colleagues.

Made a date with two of my best buddies from my ex work place to go for lunch. Since I was early, decided to trot into Cedar Avenue to say hi to everyone. Twas hot hot hot on the way in, but I’m glad I did. Was nice to see everyone and spend some time catching up, so it was good!

Forgot to take photos of the people, but I got some photos of the yummy food we shared!


French chicky


Koi fresh milk tea

IMG_9853MOF Nabeyaki udon with tempura

Twas a good day, good friends/good company and a decadent afternoon.