My Library Haul – July 2016

I was on leave on Monday but had such a busy day that I fell asleep late in the afternoon and woke up at 8 pm. I didn’t borrow any books for myself during my usual Saturday library visit with Lia, so I decided to go by myself at night. I had to rush because Bishan Public Library closes at 9 pm, plus I…

Welcome to my blog!

My name is Renette, and I’m a thirty-something Christian mom with a four-year-old girl named Lia and an infant named Sam. I was born and raised in the Philippines, but my husband and I moved to Singapore in 2010. My husband I have been married in 2009 and tried to get pregnant after a year. It was a…

Les Misérables Singapore 2016

What a night. When we went to London in May 2015, I almost decided to leave my husband and daughter at the hotel to catch Les Misérables at West End by myself. Why? Because I’ve always wanted to see the musical. You see, I really, really loved the book. I first read it around 2004…

Celebrity Look-Alikes

There are some celebrities that have more than a passing resemblance with another celebrity. Here are some that I or my husband Sidney noticed before.  

A Two-Year-Old Asks about God

Lately, Lia has a few questions about God that is beyond me. -oOo- Lia: Mommy where is Jesus? Me: He is here with us! Lia: But you said He is at church? Me: Yes… He’s there too. Lia: And He is in my heart? Me: Yes… (wondering where she’s going with this) Lia: How does…

The Picturesque Niagara-on-the-Lake

When we first decided to go to Canada to visit my hubby’s relatives, the one thing in my must-see list is obviously Niagara Falls. But our relatives were kind enough to make a day out of it, and we spent some leisurely time in Niagara-on-the-Lake, a town in Southern Ontario where the Niagara River meets Lake…

One Month to Go

Yes! Just one month to go and a few more days to go before I start my maternity leave. I am sooooo looking forward to starting my leave because I can’t manage the 5 minute walk to the train station anymore and take the taxi nearly everyday. It’s really expensive but I don’t have much…

Seven Months! And It’s Getting Harder and Harder to Breathe

I can’t believe how bigger my belly, my feet and my nose has grown this past month. Talk about swelling! I remember with chagrin how much I ribbed my own sister during her pregnancy and called her nose a tomato because it was so swollen and so red. Now it’s her turn to rib me!…

Six Months and Counting

Tonight we attended our church’s Valentine’s Fellowship for Couples. I didn’t want to buy a new dress, so I’m glad an empire-cut dress that I’ve had for years fit me. I had to buy flats though because I didn’t have any that would decently go with a dress, and I didn’t want to risk wearing heels….

Sixteen Months (and Counting)

That’s right. My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for sixteen months now. There are days when its quite frustrating, and there are days when it gets scary. What if we could never get pregnant? Last night I had the most interesting dream. In my dream, I was at someone’s wedding, and…

Narnia: Explaining the Book Titles

The Chronicles of Narnia is a collection of 7 novels written by C S Lewis, which tells the story of various events that happened in the fictional land of Narnia and beyond. For those who have no idea what the books are about or don’t exactly get the reason behind the titles, here’s a brief…

Entering the Magic Wardrobe – How I Discovered Narnia

The Chronicles of Narnia is my favorite book in the world, and that’s a difficult thing to decide on because I have lots of other favorites (such as The Lord of the Rings, Little Women, the Sherlock Holmes stories, etc). I remember when I first entered the world of Narnia – it was on September…