24 November 2015

Saying Goodbye to Singapore-The Food Edition, Part 2

There are a LOT of different food places in the Lion City, so you'll definitely be spoilt for choice. But of course, finding the good stuff is always a case of trial and error. Today, let me show you my absolute favourite restaurant dishes in Singapore. I'm a pretty open-minded eater--I'll try anything once. But once I find something really good,  I wouldn't mind having it over and over.

Here are the few that have a special place in my heart stomach.

Fruit Tarts at Fruit Paradise
Fruit Tarts Fruit Paradise Singapore
I first got a taste of these when it opened in 2008 at the Fruit Paradise branch in Orchard Central mall. Their display window lures you in to try out their tarts. Ever since then, it has become my go-to place for desert or afternoon tea on weekends. Their fruit tarts are magical, I tell you. Choose between chocolate or cream-based tarts, but really, why not have both? I usually pair it with a pot of rose-flavoured tea. Seriously, it is a must try when you are in Singapore.

More after the jump!

21 November 2015

Katie is Two Months Old!

Miss Katie is 2 months old. Hurray!

There's quite a number of changes in Katie these past couple of weeks, it's exciting. Physically, she's starting to hold her head up better than last month. She has also outgrown most of her infant clothes, and now wears outfits for a 3-month old.

20 November 2015

Books: The Girl on the Train/Dark Places

I posted this screen capture of my iBooks on Instagram a few weeks before I gave birth. I thought I was going to be able to catch up on my reading list while waiting for the baby to arrive, but I was mistaken.I was either too sleepy, too tired or was pre-occupied with thinking what else to prepare that I only managed to finish a couple of books.

iBooks Reading List

For some reason, our TV was always tuned in to the Crime and Investigation channel. I was watching these crime shows almost everyday, JP found it weird and even told me, one day, to stop, and move on to another station. I think he was concerned all those sinister and creepy shows will affect my mindset, and pass on to the baby. So, no more CI channel after that.
My book preference, however, still leaned toward suspense and crime. I finished these two about a week apart. One was a disappointment, and the other was a compelling read.

10 November 2015

Saying Goodbye to Singapore-The Food Edition, Part 1

Even before we found out we were pregnant early this year, we already knew that we were going to leave Singapore. Having a baby just made it earlier (at least for me), to say goodbye to the Lion City after nine long and eventful years. I told JP I wanted to go on a food trip before I left, and thankfully, he was more than willing to accomodate my request. 

Food display at the Singapore Peranakan Museum
There is no better way to say goodbye to Singapore than to have a taste of its local dishes one more time. These pictures are a mix: some were taken in my last few weeks in Singapore, the others were taken a couple of months ago. This first part consists of my favorite local dishes. 

So let's go on a quick food trip, shall we?

09 November 2015

Collage Monday: Mommy Style Inspiration

I came across this article titled "Common Mom Style Problems" and found myself nodding in guilt about most of the items in there.  In the first couple of weeks after giving birth, I was always rushing to get dressed without a thought to how I looked. Maybe because when I went out of the house, it was mostly quick runs to the grocery or the mall to buy things for Katie.

Now that we have some semblance of a routine at home, I had time to go through my things and started looking at my old clothes. Although I'm back to my pre-pregnancy weight, there's something that still does not feel right when I wear them. So I think I have a couple of pounds to go. The good news is that my doctor already gave me the go-ahead and exercise so hopefully, I'll be able to  fit into them soon enough.

I'm using these next couple of weeks to review my wardrobe. Here are a couple of looks I'm using as style pegs.
Mommy Style
Once I lose a couple of pounds, I'm going shopping, so I created a Mom Style board on Pinterest for inspiration.

How about you, did your style change after pregnancy?  Let me know your mommy style in the comments section! 
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