Thankful December – Week 3, 4 & 5

So here I am beginning 2013 by rounding up 2012 with the things that we are thankful for

Walks that brought us to algaed pond and hungry turtles


Help from small little hands to set up the Christmas tree


Bright and cheery flower that made my day


Simple home made gifts that put a smile on someone’s face


Everything round so that we could make a Christmas present for Dad


7 o’clock for beautfiul sun rise at dawn and romantic sun set at dusk (at least in this part of the world)


Early Christmas dinner with beloved friends


Room in his heart for someone younger and new


A homemade star, though not perfect, completes the tree


Christmas, a time for gathering and gifting to the people who matters


Enjoying the journey because it is not just about the destination


Someone who puts up with my whims and fancy and is always there


Where I walked there is beautiful greenery, warm sunshine and great companion


2012 for a year of personal triumphant. I did my first public running event in July and completed another 3 more running events by end of year


What is ahead that keep us challenged and determined


Resolution for healthier diet and healthier body




A Walk Around Tiong Bahru

I have heard about the string of cafeterias that have sprung up in Tiong Bahru area and have been eager to check them out

We finally did it on a weekday morning during this holiday season

I was planning for a relaxing brunch where we could chill and sip cuppa

But upon reaching, I was charmed by old run down coffee shops and we ended up having the BEST bak kut teh for lunch

those that let you make your own Chinese tea with a little teapot and cups


After lunch, we took a walk around its charming neighbourhood, one of Singapore’s oldest housing estate


peering through old metal grille


and looking down dark hallways


There were traces of Christmas


and last year’s Chinese New Year hasn’t left some yet


And a vintage car that makes it picture perfect


We visited a quaint bookstore and found my toddler’s favoruite book


It’s like a little museum which could keep me mesmerized for hours


and finally we had our cuppa before we left, the traditional type

Looks like we’ll need another trip to check out its trendy cafeterias




Seasons Greetings

And I realised how my DSLR is  slowly becoming another white elephant in the house

I am so pampered by Instagram these days and the convenience of snapping pictures with my phone that I have totally neglected my bulky camera

Till when I needed to make an E-card

I couldn’t find a decent picture of the boys

Everything looks grainy, blur and out of focus

No choice

I had to interrupt movie time on late Christmas night and bribe the boys to pose for a picture

Of course they weren’t interested

I gave up asking them to sit next to the tree with their hats so there goes my picture perfect Christmasy shot

They jumped and climbed on the sofa

They rolled, they tumbled, they squashed each other

Then they hugged and kissed while I snapped vigourouly with my last bar of battery

and I mean last as in L-A-S-T

as the battery charger had  given up on us and the shops have stopped selling the particular model (I am frantically hunting for a replacement charger now)

I ended up with a bunch of imperfectly focused jaundiced looking kids


After spending hours sitting in front of the computer

I managed to turn them into decent looking greeting cards

(I could have stopped at 1 but I had so much fun ‘gimping’ around, which brings me to how a stay-at-home-mum can’t have it all)

Anyway,, greetings from our home to yours

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

(now I really need a break and rest my eyes but before that I need to go clear up the war zone)



(note : you can download these pretty digi kit from here)

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