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.  

Things I Learned from Courageous Catie and Her Courageous Parents

When I first read about Courageous Catie, I immediately wanted to give something to the family. So when my brother-in-law and sister visited them (at the request of my cousin, who knew the parents), I decided to tag along. When we got there, I saw Catie’s mom was rushing out to look for a place to stay. Catie’s dad couldn’t…

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…

A Mother Says Goodbye – Joey Feek & Courageous Catie

Lately, I’ve been tired, and stressed out, and working long hours, so I thought I’d take a day off last 29 February 2016 to relax and just hang out with my husband and daughter at home. No plans to go anywhere or do anything – just stay in. One of the first things I read…

Kids Say the Darndest Things (Lia@2)

My girl is 2 years old and 3 months, and is quite talkative. She has a knack for adding “-ing” in all her verbs, regardless of whether the verb is in English or Tagalog. Examples include “I’m ligo-ing,” “I’m pupu-ing,” “I’m wiwi-ing.” -oOo- When her 4-year-old cousin went up to her in the middle of…

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…

I Can’t Believe It’s Been One Year Since I Last Wrote Here

Yes, it’s been one year since I last wrote in this blog – this blog which I started to document my daughter’s first years. And I know exactly why I stopped writing in the first place – a real bad case of mommy guilt. The last entry I posted in December 2013 was about my…

My Top 5 Favourite Episodes from Doctor Who Series 3

Series 3 was not my favourite series because I did not particularly like Martha Jones. I just didn’t like her puppy eyes (especially when she finally got a key to the Tardis) and the unrequited love angle, though it was dealt with nicely when Captain Jack admitted that he felt the same way. Anyway, here are…

My Top 5 Favourite Episodes from Doctor Who Series 2

5. The Christmas Invasion (Christmas Special, Russell T. Davies) To be honest, I didn’t like this episode very much when I first saw it, mainly because I was still pining after the loss of the Ninth Doctor (Christopher Eccleston). Also, there was something about the Tenth Doctor that creeped me out at first – I…

My Top 5 Favourite Episodes from Doctor Who Series 1

I started watching Doctor Who quite recently, partly to fill in the void left by one of the TV shows I’ve been watching regularly (How I Met Your Mother). To be honest, the main reason why I checked it out was because I have several Facebook friends who would regularly post about the show, and these…

Blood in the Poop and One Scared Mom

The doctor warned us to watch out for blood in the poop, and the next day, there was blood in the poop, and one scared mom. She would wail very loudly every time she poops, and we were at our wits’ end, so we decided to rush back to KK Hospital. The waiting time wasn’t…