On Guardian Magazine!

I never really like jogging, or exercising for the matter.

So... when it came to preparing for the finals for Mrs Singapore last year, I HAD to shape up. With no other viable options, I decided to get a personal trainer to help me get the job done - Edmund. Its all thanks to him that I could get into the necessary physique just in time for the finals.

And so, when he approached me to help him in a photo shoot for a cover on the gym in Guardian's Feeling Strong magazine, I was more than glad to be able to help. Really loved my time in the gym these days that it is lesser of a chore now, Check out the write-up on the gym below.

Do check out the gym and embrace a healthier lifestyle together! =p


Being a mother is really not easy...

Or rather, it is so difficult to be a woman... so tough to be a GOOD wife, mother, daughter, daughter-in-law, employee, superior, friend... sigh... What is good to one person may not always be good enough for another...

Every year during my boy's examination period (which is in this moment of time), I will surely have a meltdown. Just today, I had a tough argument with my son yet again; and the end result - both of us breaking down.

Every examination period, I will always feel that I am the lousiest mummy alive (and i don't even dare to think that this sunday is mother's day and I deserve to be praised or appreciated?!) Feels extremely much that I have been such a bad mummy... Have been always so busy with work that has resulted in me neglecting him and not be able to help him in his studies. It feels that I could and should have done much much much more for him. But with my limited time, what would be considered good enough?

I really wondered and pondered over the decisions I had made and what has happened for a good few hours just earlier on... Will really spending less time at work and more time at home help? Will earning lesser and spending more time helping the kids at home work out better with such high levels of standard of living in Singapore?

My conclusion? There is no perfect solution or answer. No one answer is right or wrong. People make different choices and with the choices we make, we just need to bear the consequences that follow. So it boils down once more... did I or did I not make the right decisions???? I'm thinking hard and trusting God for things to work out eventually. :)

P.S. thank you to all my friends for being my cheerleaders!!! i am so so so blessed to have you guys!! =D

Fighting the Flab!

For my dear friends we haven't read the article of an interview I did with The Straits Times, I have attached it here for your reading benefit.

Hope it helps you in a bid to fight those flabs. Let's all become more confident women! :)

Flower Girl 3 Times Over!

My princess is growing up really FAST!!! From the little baby she was, she is now a preschooler that can hold her own fort. In a span of two months, she has helped out as a flower girl three times over in november and december. It was really a busy yet joyous month!

Eileen's wedding, 07 Nov 2010
Thinking back, it was with great exhuberance and excitement that we agreed to Eileen for Daryl and Chyanne to be her page boy and flower girl for her wedding. Of course, Chyanne hearing the news that she was being a flower girl (for the FIRST time in her life) was both apprehensive and excited at the same time.

A part that she loved was the dolling up!!! Doesn't her curls & tiara complete the princess look?

Thankfully, the nervous part was resolved with Daryl and many good friends alongside her in the entourage. There were more than 30 flower girls and page boys in Eileen's entourage. It was such a beautiful sight to behold, and of course, totally deserving of our beloved children's church pastor!

Chyanne and her charming brother, Daryl

All the Page Boys

All the Flower Girls

Chyanne with her best friends. Jada curled her hair for the occasion too!

The most anticipated moment came when the wedding march-in tune was played and the children walked down the aisle in pairs, holding hands. All the flower girls held a stalk of gerbera of different colours accompanied by a page boy. Look how serious Chyanne is with Gerald...
And when the matrimony was over, Chyanne went around taking a few more shots with her friends.

She sure had lots of fun!

Finally, not forgetting, a group photo with the gorgeous bride and bridegroom.

This was definitely a very memorable experience for my darling.

My dear bro-in-law's wedding, 14 Nov 2010
By the time we got to this next wedding, Chyanne got the hang of things and was a perfect natural at aisle-walking. She has gotten more confident as well!

The groom sure has the support of his family... With his elder brother being his witness and second brother being the solemnizer, we are behind him in every way!
Mum & Second brother helping with the wedding ceremonies

All the cousins ready to walk the aisle with the couple

My beloved sister's wedding, 5 Dec 2010
The next stint Chyanne had was at her aunt's wedding. Together with her brother, it was with no sweat that she did this. Am so glad that she can be a blessing to my sis.