HAPPY MONDAYYY ❤️
It feels strangely like a weekend because Charles just got back from the states after being away from a week! (Obviously also because I no longer go to work hehe.) Long flights are the worst, especially now with Lucas. I’m pretty much done with the daily FaceTime sessions ✋🏻 The only consolation is... Charles always come back with a shopping loot for Lucas 👟😆👕🙈
Anyone else here can relate? #pilotwifeproblems 🤷🏻♀️
One of the most beautiful bookshop in the world 💕
Said to be a source of inspiration for J.K. Rowling’s bookstore described in the Harry Potter books... we could have stayed here all day with the queue at the entrance 🙈 Lucky thing we had Lucas with us and got to jump the queue! There was another girl who joined us at the front as she has the fast pass. It’s €12.50 compared to the original ticket of €5 but so worth it in my opinion. I’m curious... would you have paid for the skip-the-queue or waited in line?
Of all the things my hands have held, the best by far is you 🥰
This little boy has been insisting on standing for months (he stiffens his entire body when made to sit down) and just the other day, he made it down from the sofa all by himself! He kept kicking his legs off the sofa while lying tummy down, and despite not teaching him how to do this, I thought maybe he’s ready to do it. I held him by his arms lightly to make sure he won’t fall off and he made it down inch by inch, finally standing up on his two feet.
Somewhere along the line, in the course of life, we forget that we are capable of crossing boundaries. And then this eight month old starts bashing his way like a champ to remind you that you can do it! We are so proud of you, Lucas 💓
(This shot was taken two months ago when Lucas was six months old.)
Life only comes around once
So do whatever makes you happy
And be with whoever that makes you smile 😄
Finally bid my concealer goodbye recently after getting rid of my dark eye circles with @kowayo_aesthetic
Save myself the extra step every time I do my make-up and we all get out of the house faster... I can’t be more pleased!
After being back for 4 weeks, I think I’m over the travel fatigue and ready to think about our next trip! But first, to get our @offspringsingapore diapers for Lucas 👶🏻 We love how absorbent their diapers are... just perfect for parents like us who are always on-the-go 💃🏻
Our Portugal trip was three weeks after we came back from Maldives and boy was I getting the travel fatigue! I was super glad that I had some help from Journy - I filled out a quick travel questionnaire and was paired with our trip designer Anastasia, who built our custom itinerary. She found all these exciting dining spots and places of interest for us! All these activities were scheduled into the days of our trips and placed in the @gojourny app which made it easy for Charles and I to refer to individually, on our own phones. When I wanted to make certain changes, I only had to email Anastasia and she would make the revisions and these will appear in our itinerary. I saved so much time that I normally would spend on planning for the trip and it was such an enjoyable experience💓
I’m all about planning my own vacay... until I met Anastasia from @gojourny 🥳🥰 #journyambassador #GoJourny
The only time you should look back is to see how far you have come 💫
Officially my last day of being an employee of the bank! Thank you all so much for your well wishes last week when I shared that I quit my job. It took me a long time to do this because it was hard leaving behind a life I lived the past decade. I went into banking by accident - I took Arts when I was in school and I never like math (wasn’t good at it either 😂)! A good friend happened to be in doing sales, and I was young and wanted to make some quick money. One thing lead to another - I realised I like the fast pace environment, I had good bosses and I enjoyed the lifestyle.
But if life taught me one thing, it is to let go of the past for better things to come along. So here I am, looking forward to the future and forever grateful for what I had! It has been a good decade... and now for a short break before the next mile 🙌🏻
CONTEST: We had such an amazing #StayRendezvous experience... we love to share this with you! Simply create your own version of #3two1snap to win a staycation at Rendezvous Hotels. Do include your interpretation of city, life and culture elements in your snap. Remember to tag @stayrendezvous and hashtag #3two1snap - Three lucky winners will be picked on 31st October!
We love the old-world charm of #OrchardRendezvousHotel and its amazing location! We chose the background of the hotel because it’s right in the heart of our city. The image of us was captured while we were strolling along Orchard Road - representing life and our shopping culture! Now let’s see what you guys get up to 🤗
I used to be that person who after taking my seat in the plane, hope that there is no kid near me. I would literally cringe when any kid near me screams during the flight.
Now I am that person who hopes nobody is sitting near my kid 😂😂 which you know... is hardly ever 🤪
To be fair, Lucas isn’t that bad! He mostly sleep through the flight but... sometimes even good kids get an outburst #momlife❤️
On a side note, our #travelbabytips are out. Link in bio!
BTS from our Portugal trip and our #babytraveltips are out!!!
We have received so many questions about traveling with Lucas since we started our first adventure with him when he was just 2.5 months old and we love to share all our tips with you. Also you guys voted for me to compile the BTS from our Portugal trip... so here they are! I‘ve even included a baby packing list which we use for ALL our trips. (Absolutely essential for last minute packers like us 😅). I’ve saved everything in my @bublup folder which you can access for FREE. Sign up via my link in bio to get them all ❤️
If you haven’t heard of @bublup, it’s a platform which allows you to save all your stuff in an easy, organised manner. In my folder, I’ve typed out the packing list and added videos, weblinks and images. It’s like Pinterest + Google Drive 🙈 #bublupcollaboration
GUYSSSS I QUIT MY JOB ✌🏻
After contemplating for the longest time, I finally decided to let go of my job in banking to take some time off and to work on a little project! Most of you probably don’t know that I have been in banking for almost 10 years. (Uh yes, now you know my age🙈) A friend I had in university once told me that her passion is a hobby, and her job sustains her passion... which was partly what I was doing but I did at most points of my career, I did enjoyed my role. Plus the job pays well so I couldn’t complain 😄
The last one year has been tough... I was constantly bored at work and I found it REALLY hard to bring myself to work on some days. So I thought, what better time is there to get some well-deserved me time, travel more freely with Charles + Lucas and just do what I really wanna do?
I digress here... this has to be my favourite picture of Lucas yet 😍 Sometimes I forget that he’s only 6 months (he’s so heavy in my arms🤣) until I see how tiny he is next to me!
A bit of crazy
A bit of loud
And a whole lot of love ❤️
We headed to the National Orchid Garden early morning the other day and had the whole place to ourselves. We only took 5 minutes to get there by car thanks to our staycay at #OrchardRendezvousHotel so we didn’t have to wake up that early to be there before the crowd came in! #StayRendezvous #3two1snap
I was asked by @pearlynkmin if I prefer Porto or Lisbon before heading to Portugal and I had a feeling I would prefer Porto. True enough, it felt more like a holiday after we left Lisbon. Porto is a great destination for families and children are welcomed at all restaurants and tourist attractions! (We even got to cut the queue because we have an infant 😄) Only wish we had more time to take the tram and cable car while we were there.
During our #StayRendezvous experience, we strolled down Orchard Road leisurely and ended up at the library! It was Lucas’s first time at the library and we were impressed that he was so well-behaved 😇
We got acquainted with some of the books and he looked so interested in them 🤓 It sure looks like we will be making more trips to the library 📚
Daydreaming of my princess moment at @vilafozhotel 👸🏻
IRL: Couldn’t sleep all night because I’m still on Europe time 😭😭 Apparently so is Lucas... he has been waking up at 2am every night for milk since we got back 😳