Welcome 2014

Goodbye 2013 and Welcome 2014! 🙂

2013 has been absolutely awesome and I wish that 2014 will be the same or even better. May we stay happy, healthy, safe always. And things will be smooth sailing for us all. 🙂

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Wishing everyone a Happy and Blessed 2014! May your 2014 be filled with Love, Laughter, Good health and Great times! Happy New Year! 🙂

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Let us all embrace the new year with happiness and positivity! Cheers to 2014! 🙂

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A little homesick

It has been almost three months in the States and I think I’m feeling a little homesick since last month. To be honest, I broke down recently which until now I find myself rather emotional, easily irritated and grouchy at the same time. Somehow it kind of affects my Philadelphia trip too. Boohoo 😦 I miss my home, the people and the food. Even though we are strongly independent back in Singapore, at least we know that there are still support for us if we really do need it. Over here, it’s totally impossible. We are all to ourselves.

Just earlier this month, we had quite an experience with the smoke detector at night, and nobody seem to care… I mean there wasn’t even a single soul looking out from their balcony or coming out of their apartment to check things out. It all started while baking a pizza when a lot of smoke was like escaping from the oven causing the smoke detector to sound off. It’s really scary when you don’t even know how to stop it. Well that deafening siren did eventually stop after like 10 minutes or so. The kids and I were totally freaked out by then. Thank you to my always calm husband who handle the situation well. I doubt I will be using that oven ever again! Haha 😉

Papa Yap has a homecoming school ball to attend which I can’t even go with him because of the kiddos. This really sucks… Moment like this, I wish we are back home. At least I know that there are people whom we can entrust our babies to!

Talking about convenience, there is no way better than home! Seriously be it public transport or getting necessities! Back home, when I don’t feel like cooking, I could just bring the kiddos down to get food which apparently is almost a NO NO here. Double Ds and myself are literally cooped up at home until Papa Yap comes back. There is no way that we could possibly go out without a car. Even with car, you need a drive out to get your stuff. How troublesome is that… Hence I must always ensure that we get all of the needs during our weekly grocery shopping.

Well the only good thing about this stay is that I love the fact that Papa Yap is here to study so realistically he has more family time for us. Most days, he would be back by 5pm and we usually have dinner together. To me this is wonderful enough. Back in Singapore, we hardly can indulge in such simple contentment except for weekends and there are even some weekends where he has to work. So where is that so called work life balance?! Haha 😉

Sometimes I wish Papa Yap wasn’t the chosen one for this course and to be given this golden opportunity. I would rather be living in Singapore, you know. But in hindsight, it is really great for his army career. I must say he is currently doing quite well in this course and I am very proud of him! 🙂 Keep it up Papa!

The kids are generally happy regardless of where they are. As long as there are food, play and most importantly their mama and papa around. They are easily contented unlike adults. But trust me, they will be happier with their grandparents, grandaunts, granduncles, aunts, uncles and friends around. Like Papa Yap’s friend who came here two years back, told us that his wife and kids wouldn’t want another stay in Florida. They want to be in Singapore with their extended families members. This is exactly how I feel too.

Due to this stay, I certainly have learn to appreciate Singapore, it’s convenience and people around us more. I thank my parent in laws for helping us out with our home affairs. Also to my parents and sis who give me the moral support that I needed. I know both our parents and relatives are least worried for us and their beloved grandkids knowing that we are capable enough to look after ourselves and the kiddos but I am pretty sure they get a little anxious when they read scary news about US. Yeah don’t worry, everything will be fine.

Looking forward to seeing all those people who cared for us and whom we care for. Till then 🙂

For now I need more positive vibes, keeping my sanity to enjoy this long ‘holiday’. Cheers! 🙂

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Connected

***24th July***

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Yes finally the house TV cable and internet is up and I’m back blogging! Woots! Have been away for quite a while as Papa Yap and I were very busy with our temporarily relocation in the States. So there will be many backdated posts coming up! Stay tuned! 🙂

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Mundaneness

 Life has been pretty routine since Darian started schooling and with Papa Yap back to his busy work schedule. Strangely, I have been feeling very tired ever since Darian started school. Have been so used to sleep till 8am yet waking up at 6.45 am during the weekdays now, totally shag me out. My body clock is still adapting! Now these days, I extremely look forward to weekend. I can at least minimally sleep for another hour (hopefully so). Learning to sleep early for me is never a successful story. The earliest I think was around 11.30pm… And that explains my super dark eye circles! Well it is definitely not because of the kids (they sleep early) but me myself. After the kids fall asleep, I will be busy doing some house chores… endless chores. Seriously what to do, I cannot go to sleep if the house is still in a mess (okay people might not even see it as mess) or when things are undone. Boohoo that’s me. Somehow Papa Yap also cannot stand messiness. Perhaps we are just too used to seeing things in order. 🙂

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Darian in his Outdoor attire

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After school! 🙂

This weekend is going to be a real boring one as Papa Yap will be having an outfield exercise. *Sigh* Nowadays, Darian will ask for Papa Yap. To the extend of insisting me calling Papa Yap. His favourite lines, “Why papa always work?” “Why always come back late?” “Why never come back?” “I want Papa to come back!” Haha…  Even if I were to explain about his work, he would still want Papa Yap to be back. Father and son love! Anyway my family will be coming over on Sunday to entertain Darian. Haha… Well well at least Darian is happy to have his yiyi and korkor coming over to play with him. 🙂

Just have to tell myself that life will be even better after his OC tour! At least he will not be so so busy. Haha… Enduring and forward-looking to the next half of the year! 😉

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Post pregnancy

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Seriously it is hard enough to get back to pre-pregnancy shape already (Alright, I still couldn’t fit into majority of my clothes!) and now I am facing this hair loss issue. This really sucks! I have been dropping a lot of hairs lately. So much so that I am quite afraid to see the amount of hair on the floor and in the bathroom. Right now I am using the Phyto hairloss series. Hopefully it will greatly improve my hair loss problem. To think of going through these physical changes again, is actually quite scary. So how to have #3? Heehee 😉

That’s why mommies are always the greatest. Not only we have to go through pain to deliver the babies, we have to face the physical changes as well. So all daddies out there, please make sure that you guys appreciate and treasure your wives and mothers. It is never easy to be someone’s wife and mother okay! 😉

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Leaving on the jetplane

***27th November***

Papa Yap went oversea training for three weeks. Boohoo… 😦 This three weeks somehow seem like three decades to me. I know that nature of his work requires him to be outstation at times, yet this time round I actually felt rather lost without him. Not that I could not manage the household and the kids myself, it’s just a feeling of emptiness. *sigh* Seriously can’t wait for him to return in three weeks time. Missing him already! 😦

Take good care of yourself and stay safe, Papa Yap. The kids and I will miss you badly for sure. Love you. ❤

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My Hair

***28th October***

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Finally got my hair dyed and trimmed after so long at Agnes’s place. Agnes is my usual hairdresser whom I have frequent since I was 20 years old. She does home business and I have to arrange for an appointment with her prior my visit. Okay I was like having bad hair days since the day I gave birth to Baby Dyann. And confinement had made it worse! My hair was super oily after the confinement and my hair has turn all black. Felt so naked with black hair…Well we are not supposed to dye our hair during pregnancy as the chemical is rather harmful for the foetus. And so that explained my black hair. During pregnancy and a day before Baby Dyann’s baby shower, I did go to some random hairdressers to trim my hair length and fringe. But I was never satisfied with the end results and I always think that I looked weird! Settled the kiddos at my mom’s place and Papa Yap sent me to Agnes’s house. This time round, of course I was glad that I had made a trip down to Agnes’s. I looked more refresh with the new hair and in fact my hair is now so much less oily especially after heeding her advice. Really pleased! Hmm…maybe she has some magic fingers! Haha 🙂

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Home Bound Weekend

 ***Just the three of us Weekend***

 

The kids and I are stuck at home this weekend. Papa Yap is away for work for three days. He has some training exercises to conduct. Boohoo… Well this is part of his work scope. There’s nothing I can do but to only whine and grumble about it. This is the life and woes of an army officer’s wife… And this sucks…  Haha… He has been real busy after he took over a new post in the camp. Even during the weekdays, he is hardly back early. Hiaz… Seriously thank god that I am independent enough. Imagine those ladies who very much rely on their spouse. I think it would be hard for them to endure through… Usually for the weekends, we will be out spending family time together and doing our weekly grocery shopping. Now after giving birth to Baby Dyann, I would prefer to stay home though. It can be really tiring and quite a chore bringing the two kids out. Going out means, waking up much earlier to prepare the baby bag, Baby Dyann, Darian and myself. Most of the time I don’t rope Papa Yap in to help as I would rather him to have more sleep so that he has more energy for the day to drive us around and do some errands. But then again I suppose I still need a breather and it will be good to bring Darian for a short trip too. Papa Yap has already told me that he would be extremely busy until next year. I just hope that he will be less stress and has lesser work commitment for his next posting. Yeah just pray hard.

For now, I very much would like to have a fast forward button so that it can bring us to the next weekend! Can’t wait… Haha… 😉

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Oh Saturdays

My July Friday nights and Saturdays has been real gloomy just like the recent weather. Papa Yap is involved in NPD and has to work till late night. I used to look forward to weekend and even Friday yet now my weekend is only left with a Sunday. By the time NPD is over, I might be starting my confinement soon. Boo! Yes I can totally understand his work commitment but hey I’m in my third trimester so I seriously need to let this out! Hah! It’s not that I do not want to bring Darian out. It’s just that I simply cannot handle Darian along with my baby bag, big bump, aching feet, backaches and unpredictable nauseous symptoms. Anyway there’s nothing I can do but to treasure my Sundays. Right now our July Sundays are all planned. Let’s just pray for good weather. 🙂 Can’t wait for August to come! Oh Yeah!

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The very first time

Hello! It’s really funny that I actually created a blog. Haha.. ;D  Couldn’t believe it myself till i hit the ‘register now ‘ button. I was telling Papa Yap about creating a blog to record down life moments and of course thoughts and ideas. He was definitely surprised! Whatsapp my sis and John about it and John called me a twit girl! Wahaha 🙂 But I know both of them can’t wait for me to establish my page so that they can start reading through it! ;p

Ready, Get set, Go!

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