Sunday, August 28, 2016

Car seats and Ollie

It's been a long while since we changed from the previous car seat to this.  We've come a long way. The initial excruciating experience was terrifying. I threw the car key and said I never ever want to drive with Ollie in the car again. Her loud wails were scary. Not to forget, she was back facing and couldn't see me, she couldn't feel the air conditioning blowing at her, it was horrible. 
Today, I turned around (while the car was parked)  and saw a complete contrast. She escaped from the belts, unbuckled on her own, turn off the video and waited for me to get down the car to wear the shoes of her choice. I'm thankful for her progress, thankful to Barney maybe. Haha.  

Saturday, August 27, 2016

I am 35...

The month of August concluded quite differently from what it used to be like when I was 25. Parties every night, bottles and bottles of vodkas and champagnes, daily celebrations. I'm glad I had those memories but I'm not missing those days extremely much. Life has been very generous to my family and me, and we are very thankful. Very much simpler celebrations nowadays but filled with so much meaning and love. I remember it was a couple of years back, Laogong and I 'privatised' our birth dates on FB. Not that we don't want people to know but maybe, more of the 'family and friends know without FB reminders' anyway. Not that we will be upset with fewer wishes from friends and I guess as we mature, we like to keep things simpler. So here I am, with the assistance of SNOW's filter and my favourite falsies, looking quite chio on my actual birth day. Haha.

Celebrated in advance with Carol and Chris at MBS' db Bistro. 

Not only is life generous to me, all my friends are too. Not just about the celebrations and gifts, but actually just remembering and the text messages sent are already valuable and thoughtful. Effort is priceless. Maintenance of relationships with people is hard work. Thank you to all my dear friends who are maintaining the friendships together.

On the actual day, we slept at 2am after watching JS beat MP in the semi-finals of Olympic and woke up at 6am for the Challenge Iskandar Puteri 5km Fun Run. It was Ollie's first run! And I've to say, I look quite slim in the dark picture! Wohoo! Look at my slim legs! Hahaha. I really have to commend myself for taking such a good picture! I chose dinner at Copthorne King's Princess Terrace because I really love the Penang Buffet there. (Ok, also because I've the member's card and thus privileges there) And it's like Ollie's birthday, we took her to Takashimaya to buy toys. It's always a blessing to give, especially to our loved ones, especially to Ollie! 

Caught up with the Enablers (finally) for dinner at Time & Flow.

Had lunch with the IJ Pals at I12's Canton Paradise (and they reminded Irene and I that we had it there last year or the year before too!).

Thank you, life, for the past 3 decades and more ... 
Happy Birthday 2016, Toh Xiaoxin!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Ollie's Random Moments

Everyday, we have new discoveries about Ollie. Small little things, significant moments, funny situations, we love them all. They are all precious to us. She grows up too fast, way too fast.
We were having dinner at Just Acia last night. Laogong asked her if she wanted some ice-cream and tried to feed her. She shook her head to reject him. The next moment, she pick up the spoon and started eating it on her own. When I took the selfie camera out, she started posing. I guess it's not that she didn't want the ice-cream but more of, she wanted to eat it on her own!

This afternoon, while waiting for our lunch at Canton-i, I wanted to take photos of the two of them but Ollie didn't want to pose. I opened up the app 'Snow' and she saw those cute frames and she started posing. Haha. She really likes the app!

On Monday, I took her to the taman's playground and she started exploring new and high areas. We are fine with her trying and being adventurous and definitely glad that she dares to venture out of her comfort zone too!

Last week, the junior Devilz met for a swim & play date and as usual, initially she is quite shy, after, she was totally fine! Happy to see the young ones playing together, growing up together,

Ollie ah Ollie, enjoy your childhood, enjoy your life.
Be brave and dream big.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Le Diamant Cartier Exhibition

Decided to do an entry because I was lucky to get additional me time to doll myself up on top of the event time. Thanks to Papa who helped to babysit (with the helper). Went with Cyn to beautify ourselves before the event. With so much effort put in, have to take more photos,  right! 

So sweet of Cyn to pick me up! Managed to snap(chat)  nice pictures in her car. 

We were constantly reminding each other to just 'take a look'. They had very special displays on top of everything Bling. Yummy champagne as per every event. The canapés were extra yummy too! 

The Singapore Sling they served were yummy! Somewhat different from the usual. 

Lovely night, looking pretty. I think it's very important to have me time and to beautify ourselves more often! Much as time with Ollie is very precious, me time is priceless too. 

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Jess & Ollie in Bkk

It was a very short (3D2N) but fun-filled trip. Very little shopping though as the cheap things can be bought off TB and the expensive things should be purchased in SG or Paris (haha). Our girls need to have more training when it comes to contact with animals! They don't fancy the furry creatures much! Thanks also to Nuch, who spent time with us. Next trip soon!