Wednesday, October 1, 2014

aesop facial, singapore

if you're a huge fan of aesop (their bottle had me at hello!), i have a little secret to share! if you enjoy an occasional facial, you can pop into their store in tangs for a express facial (approximately 45mins) which includes a hand massage! the facialist is an extremely nice gentleman, cedric, who explains the products in such detail that you feel like you're chatting with your own friend!

the facial coupon is 95 dollars and is fully redeemable for their lovely product. i was prepared for super pushy sales talk (i.e. buy everything if not you will look like crap...) but after picking two items, even before i asked how much they cost, cedric said matter of factly that they should total to 95 or so and if i wanted other products, i can come back next time to get them. and chucked in a whole bunch of samples of products for me to try at home!! 

im kicking myself for not discovering this earlier when i lived much closer! if you give it a go, let me know what your favorite products are! im on a mission to buy a whole range of their yumminess!


Monday, September 29, 2014

and hello singapore!

we're back! :) with a tonne of stunning pictures to share! i need to fight the urge to write about our trip before d processes his pictures because he brought the proper camera with us this trip!!

i love it when he's behind the camera! way sharper and better composed shots that when i use my phone (see below for example) :) 

till then, let me go tackle my mountain of laundry and catch up with our pals!

have a lovely day, y'all!


Friday, September 26, 2014

taking stock :: last quarter of the year

a while back, i had a few blood test that came back wonky in a routine check. it was probably from the sheer power of my over-dramatic mind but i started feeling all the symptoms all at once. it was scary and worrying and exhausting. then i took a short break and while i was away, was so happy that i didn't have time to imagine symptoms. and came home cured. 

probably a timely reminder to take stock of life and simplify. 

making:: special plans to spend more time with daniel. (sorry mister! you're important too!)
cooking:: nothing! i've been lazy in the kitchen. take outs FTW!
drinking:: leftover tea from mid-autumn festival (and taking notes, as instructed by a sweet little 9yo!)
reading:: interior magazines and blogs. its my favorite thing of the mo.
wanting:: to spend more time with my parents.
looking:: for an excuse to not upgrade my phone. im a weirdo like that. i like old familiar things...
playing:: "neko foon chat-ta" on blakie's piano with him! he loves that song! i need to sing it for you!
wasting:: space in our wardrobe for winter (and ski!) gear!!
sewing:: awesome fabric shorts for blake! and using my lovely fabric from japan!
wishing:: hawaii weren't that far away!
enjoying:: the constant breeze in our apartment
waiting:: for a whole bunch of new bubbies to arrive from my dance pals! super stoked!
liking:: the balance we are enjoying in life
wondering:: if we would ever regret our decision to have one kid.
loving:: blake's gentle kind soul.
hoping:: our dear friends find courage to live their dreams!! (and we will gain inspiration to do so shortly after!!!)
marveling:: at how much love daniel has for blake's fish. he is really such a sweetheart!
needing:: to see my osteopath a bit too often. but i've been crap at following his exercises. ooops!
smelling:: a steady waft of my awesome candles from the bathroom.. yay!
wearing:: comfy daggy home clothes i've had since college!
following:: a few too many dramas on social media. its outrageously poor form. but strangely addictive.
noticing:: our friends starting to buy real estate in our hood! EXTRA EXCITED!! 
knowing:: that this last quarter is going to go by lighting fast! :) 
thinking:: about blake's education.
bookmarking:: happy blogs! so inspiring!
opening:: a pressie from our darling friends! so indulgent (thanks B & SAT!)
giggling:: at my advice to my preggo pals worrying about raising a kid. "if they're alive, you're a good mom.' lol
feeling:: much better than when i started typing this entry! :) 


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

these guys make me laugh...

if you haven't seen... monica ramos's illustrations are just as darling!


Thursday, September 18, 2014

we are on vacation! :)

naturally before every vacation, we'd have to deal with an emergency visit to doctors for our boys and some pre-vacay drama! no matter how well prepped we are, there is always a little bit of that... i reckon its their way of making sure that we REALLY appreciate a break!!

but yayyy! off on a jetplane!!

see you guys when we're back!!