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Mindful Living.

I’ve tried to change my life a little recently, a little bit of yoga, meditation, making little switches over to environmental household products, bath products and organic skin products. The use of essential oils and yoga has made me so much more at peace.

At the risk of sounding like a whack job, I think the latter has  CHANGED my life!

I now take time to love my body a little everyday. A stretch or two, a whiff here and here, slowing down more often and being more aware of my breathing. It’s amazing how little changes can make my life so much happier. Today after yoga and during the shower, I suddenly feel this burst of gratitude for all the good in my life. (I know it sounds silly) But I was just happy and at peace with myself, perhaps it was the warm water, perhaps it was the exercise, perhaps it was the lavender oils or just the combination of everything! Life has been really good to me and I’m immensely grateful for everything. Moving here was hard before, but Kris has been the most amazing husband you can wish for, my new extended family has showered me with so much love and I’ve also met some really nice people here in NYC.

So with this new invigorated energy, I’m ready to end the year with lots of festivities and start the new year with renewed hope and positivity!


My yoga studio uses this bamboo chairs that are not only eco friendly but so pretty and surprisingly comfortable. I took this photo this morning before yoga class. Aren’t they cute?



How to make your husband come home early from Work

Step 1: Learn how to make his fave food from his mummy.

Step 2: Procure fresh ingredients for said dish.

Step 3: Bake Fresh Apple Pie.

Step 4: Take a photo of said Apple Pie and text it to him.


Step 5: *feel great for being such a smarty pants* and watch him drool his way home


PS: The apple pie is ugly as hell (I have still yet to master the delicate art of rolling pie crust and not having it break into half!!!)  but it sure tastes of buttery goodness.

First Date with the American Husband

My in laws told me about their first date, some 40+ years ago. It was such a cute story and made me recall my first date with Kris in Singapore.

We arranged to meet in Plaza Singapura, halfway between my office and his. We were talking about pizzas so I suggested Pizza Hut because I didn’t want the pressure of dressing up and it being all official. I mean who has the time to go home and change after work just to meet a guy right? We both are pretty laid back and valued our time and convenience so there we went.
When I first saw him, I remember thinking, not bad, quite cute but I think he needs to rectify that jarring GAP in his two front teeth. I have since accepted them as his trademark “Gappy Grin” and would have it no other way. 😛 Also, his shirt was a size too tight, I have solved that problem. Being male, I don’t think he noticed or remembers much about my dressing, according to him, he thought I was cute among other things.
Superficial things aside, we had a great time over dinner. We talked till pretty late into the night about everything and anything really. We talked about our work for a bit but really lighted up as we talked about our travels, where we have travelled thus far, where we were planning to visit next, and our aspirations to travel all over the world. We had a very easy and light hearted discussion. He was very fun, very easy going, and well travelled. He didn’t strike me as someone eager to impress but very confident, comfortable, and yet almost wide-eyed, at the new culture he was immersing himself into. He spent quite a bit of time talking about his family and his hometown too, which I thought was very sweet.  At the end of the night, we both remarked about how that few hours chatting flew past so quickly.
I remember thinking that he was very intelligent and different from a lot of people I’ve met but never really thought that it will end up anywhere. After all, he was only working in Singapore (for what I assume) to be probably a short time. I did not truly understand American culture, and my perception of the dating scene in America was mostly from POP culture. But, it was always good to know more people and share life experiences from outside my little Red Dot.
At the end of the date, I remember him saying something like, “So will I see you again?” I coyly replied, “Maybe, if you’re lucky.” Inside however, I was chuffed!
As we parted ways in front of the train station, he leaned in for a kiss and I just instinctively ducked because I wasn’t prepared for it. He ended up missing my cheek and landing on my ear. #awkwardmuch! I think he got the impression that I wasn’t interested in him. HAHA!
On the way home, I got a text from him asking if I was free in the same week. This my friends, was the very beginning of a 6 year (and more) relationship.
Stay tuned for more #TheBotsLoveStory entries …….

Little Heart Melter

Today my sister told me something that made me smile. She came home late from work and asked Isaiah if he missed her today. His reply was, “Yes, my heart is happy to see you now.”

Kids, how blissfully innocent and genuine!

Did I also mention that while playing with him, he will look at you with his cute little baby eyes and go, Yiyi, I luff you. He’s really quite the puff ball of cuteness.

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The hubby quit his job in July 2013 and started his own thing. After months of sheer hard work, it resulted in this.

I am extremely proud of him. I’ve seen how he has grown in his role from the Director of Engineering (his previous job) to CEO in a company he built up from scratch and I feel very happy that all his hard work has been validated. I’ve seen all the things he had given up, like sleep for example, in relentless pursuit of his goals and it makes me very very happy that he’s slowly seeing some fruits of his labor.

Its not easy to start something new, I’ve seen the challenges that he had to overcome and his tenacious nature really shines through. His mental strength in dealing with stress and new challenges is quite aspiring to watch. No matter how many things he has on his plate, he always manages to pull through. Sometimes, I look at his ToDo list and I think to myself, OMG! he needs to clone himself in order to make that happen! Somehow or rather, he always gets the job done. He’s very busy all the time and sometimes he has very little time for me but I know that I’m always in his mind and that he looks forward to coming home at the end of the long work day, for food, cuddles and a listening ear. It makes me happy that I can do that for him.

I’m elated for him that things are going so well and I hope that for the rest of his life, he can continue to do the things that makes his heart sing even if it is sometimes at odds with the things I want.

Hup Hup my dear husband! I will always try my best to be as supportive as possible. You ROCK! Its 2am now and his plane has just landed, can’t wait for him to be home! Wheeeeee!