Road Trip: Back to Ipoh we go!

It’s been a while since we’ve taken a road trip; the girls have been asking and finally, we are on our way!  We will leave on Monday, 1 Aug, 5am and should get into Ipoh at 2pm after a leisurely drive. Continue reading “Road Trip: Back to Ipoh we go!”

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The Little Things in Life

Loving Husband has a green thumb and has kept our balcony plants alive without a whole lot of effort.

The above is a Butterfly Plant (oxalis triangularis) which he grew from a cutting kindly given by a colleague.  It has since flourished and flowered many times over.

The flowers are quite small so you’d have to look rather closely to appreciate its beauty & details.

What little things have surprised you lately?

“Wait till you are a mother …”

As a grumpy teen wading through the murky waters of the adult world, tussling with my mother was commonplace.  Although I did not engage in shouting matches or outright rebellion, as my Significant Adult Figure, Mom was often the scapegoat for my angst.  Many of our exchanges would inevitably end with my mother exclaiming in frustration: “Wait till you are a mother, then you will understand!” Continue reading ““Wait till you are a mother …””

Writing … with fountain pens

In considering what about my life I would save for posterity, I realised that while I love period movies, old architecture & baroque music, I have largely embraced technology & all the conveniences they afford.  Even the last stronghold, print books, have been replaced by my iPad mini.

There is still one thing which I strongly believe is better done the old fashioned way: writing.  Loving Husband & I write letters to each other regularly.  There is something special about penning a letter instead of sending an email or SMS (which we do plenty of as well for more mundane communication). Continue reading “Writing … with fountain pens”

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