Treasure: Lesson 8 Zoom In

One of my greatest treasures is Memory; memories made with loved ones like this visit to Hello Kitty House, Bangkok with the family.

It was a fun afternoon visit, although not all of us are Hello Kitty Fans, or even fans of Kawaii (cuteness).  But it was, nevertheless, a memorable afternoon filled with sweets, laughter and many photos! Continue reading “Treasure: Lesson 8 Zoom In”

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Blessed Beginning to 2018

This past weekend, we celebrated the Feast of the Holy Family.  As I am reminded of the gift of the Family, and in particular, my Family, both near and far, some related by blood, others in spirit, I pause to give thanks for those who are on my mind today.

May you have a reflective start to a year which holds much discovery for you!  Hugs and much love from my little corner of the world!

Feature Photo taken at sunrise around the Bandstand, Singapore Botanic Gardens.

Bliss: Lesson 4 Add Captions

I grew up in a Foodie Home.

Epicurious Father ate anything that moved, and then some.  He gleefully regaled us with tales of the weird things he’d eaten: creepy scorpions, flying foxes, still wriggling fish; in part to gross us out, but I think also to inspire us to be adventurous towards food.

Nurturing Mother was a published Food Critic as well as homechef extraordinaire.  I remember watching Sesame Street as a young child, and in particular, the episode where Ernie and Cookie Monster were counting (and slyly snarfing) cupcakes.  I asked Nurturing Mother what cupcakes were.  By the end of the programme, I had a plate of piping hot cupcakes, just out of the oven, waiting for me. Continue reading “Bliss: Lesson 4 Add Captions”

Taking a Closer Look

“Look at these leaves: they look artificial!” exclaimed Older Daughter as we brushed past this planter box after breakfast.

Younger Daughter had a break this morning, so we decided to have breakfast with her Sister on Campus before classes started for the day.

This week’s Daily Post Photo Challenge is Structure, where we are invited to take a moment to take a moment to notice the structure of things around Continue reading “Taking a Closer Look”

Sisters, Sisters

Nothing gives a sense of security like sisters ….

This snapshot makes me smile, just like this song does.

Feature Photo: taken in Bangkok, 4 April 2017, of Older & Younger Daughters, by Loving Husband, as we were walking to yet another delectable meal.

 

Beautiful & Thoughtful: the gift and the giver

This lovely purple furoshiki is a gift from Older Daughter.  She returned from a 2-week tour of Japan with her grandparents last night, and this is the beautiful & thoughtful gift she brought me; purple is my favourite colour, of course, and the double-sided pattern is very artistic!  The furoshiki is used by the Japanese to wrap all sorts of things;  Older Daughter says it is for me to use as a backdrop for my food pics.

A mother’s heart warmed.

Simple Pleasures

There’s always something to do around the apartment: laundry, sweeping, reorganising the craft area, clearing out clutter.  Growing up in an immaculate home, I tried to follow suit in the early days of marriage.  Seriously, you could walk into our family apartment at any time without warning and do a photo shoot for a House & Home magazine.  My mother kept a beautiful home. Continue reading “Simple Pleasures”

Stay at Home Moms: Best tightrope walkers ever!

I am not a big fan of labels; they are often limiting and don’t always convey the whole picture.  Having said this, we live in a world where we depend on labels to communicate complex ideas, so I accept that we cannot do without them.

Stay at Home Mom (SAHM) is one of these labels – we all know what the phrase means, but it can refer to such varied persons, with extremely different lifestyles.  One thing we SAHMs all have in common though is that we are tightrope walkers.   This is a precarious balancing act because we have chosen a different path from many women; trying to balance what we feel is best for our children, our families, with what society is demanding from us. Continue reading “Stay at Home Moms: Best tightrope walkers ever!”