My blessings…my girls 

My two royal highnesses (we avoid calling them that actually) give me daily hair pulling and over-the-top yelling moments almost on a daily basis. But I am realizing  that these moments are starting to decrease. I attribute this sudden decrease to 3 reasons: 1/ my threshold has increased 2/ both of them have really grown up and 3/ I finally found ways to manage??? Perhaps I am finally seeing the light of the tunnel named — parenthood? 

For this post (after a long break, again), I wanted to grouse about my hair-pulling moments and maybe write one of those funny posts about parenthood that often trend on the social media. But as I was browsing through the camera roll to look for recent pictures of the girls depicting those moments, I found myself smiling at pictures that show the angelic sides of them instead! It’s pretty amazing how perspectives can change. So, o decided to write about how much of a blessings my girls are to us. 

1/ They are easily satisfied when it comes to food 

Depends on how one sees it, I personally finds it easy to feed these two girls. Big K only eat certain types of food and small K eats (almost) everything. So basically I just need to prepare what big K likes to eat, small K will eat. Both snacks a lot so when we are home, I just need to stock up the fridge with milk and some chocolates they basically will leave me alone and settle their own snack time. 

2/ They can self-entertained without TV and Digital gadgets 

Big K has been amazing this year. She can finally go without Tv for one full day. Even when she’s at my mum’s she would asked me if TV were allowed after she has finished her work. But of course to ‘compensate’ her, she will get TV time over the weekends. So when she’s is free, she will just read, practice her piano or play with her sister. Small K, on the other hand, still needs her daily weekday TV time in the morning and after school (before we pick her sister from school). But after that daily dose of screen time, she will not ask for TV again. I think by the time she moves into primary one, like her sister, her screen time would reduce. When she doesn’t watch tv and after she finishes her work, she will self-entertain by drawing or role-play. 

3/ They are really funny children 

I think we are blessed because we have kids who do not like to make us angry. In fact they enjoy making us laugh and smile. So, other than giving us all the screaming moments, the things they say and their crazy antics really make our day.

4/ They are starting to chip in when it comes to house chores. 

I wished I have captured how big K tidies up her room. When she’s in the mood, she really does it very well and I mean spick and span kind. Small k has taken a liking to washing dishes after a meal and sweeping the floor. But they freaked out when I sounded them out for toilet washing 😅

4/ They laugh and cry with you 

This was taken when small K watched an episode of some Chinese drama with me. The male lead died and her whole face turned solemn and her nose and face started to turn red. The mummy was crying like a baby as well.

5/ They work well with routine

This picture pretty much summarizes their afternoons after school. Even when they are at their grandma’s, work will be packed and they are expected to complete work given. I’m no Tiger mum, I don’t scold them if they do wrongly. I give a star for every page completed. So far, both haven’t given me big issues when it comes to assessment books. Big K is very adorable. She said that she would rather do the books than to go tuition. In fact I think they  enjoy the routine. I suspect it’s because I will stay in the room with them as they do their work and sometimes we will chit chat and simply spend time with each other. Honestly I hate the marking, I always forget to follow up. But if they are not complaining, why should I? 

So, here they are, my girls, my blessings, when they decide to be charming. These little moments shall momentarily make me stop wanting  to breathe fire at them when they really push their limits (such as lunch time, the screams, the sibling fights, day dreaming and the endless demands), I hope. 

Ps: I seriously hope I won’t jinx myself for writing this *fingers crossed*


~Bb Kay’s Diary~ Sleeping all by myself 

Big day for the big girl, yet again. From four of us camping in the master bed room, to camping in the kids’ room, back to camping in the master bedroom and finally big K moving into the kids’ room with daddy. All this while, the girls would always need one of us to sleep in with them. 

Today, our dear big K made a life changing announcement that she would fall asleep on her own without anyone accompanying her. We took her word very lightly but like her past declarations, she did it! After tucking her in bed, we left her alone in the room. Checked on her 20 mins later and there she was, sound asleep. 

Proud as I may be, my heart still felt a little ache. My baby is growing up too fast and furious and I am still not quite ready for such big changes. 

~恒恒日记~ Mooncake and little k

To stop her nagging to buy the ‘flower mooncake’ aka snow skin mooncake, we went parkway and did some sampling. And thank goodness she likes what I like! See her glee?!?? 

But guess what? After buying it, she came to me and whispered quietly, ‘mama, remember we also bought durian mooncake?’ Oh no! Hope she won’t bring it up again, or else my pocket will bleed. 



This little girl 


This is my girl who loves to run in open space. We suspect she would be most happy if kampongs still exist today. This is the little girl who always stops to smell the flower and admire scenes around her. She is so carefree that she doesn’t care how others look at her (check out her pants in the pic). 
But I worry that the system will halt her running and carefree spirit. I worry that her unique love for things around her would make her too special for the rest of the society. I worry that she would be left behind because she is a little different. 

Nonetheless it’s is still our responsibility as her parents to support her and give her that confidence in herself. 

~Fun with the Ks~ First Double Decker Bus ride

The girls are having show and tell on transportation tomorrow. This is perhaps the first ever topic that I am kind of lost because big K is very insistent on talking about double decker bus, which she has never taken before. I tried my best to change her decision but it was all futile. 

Feeling quite bad that I haven’t brought them on another public bus ride  since our last public bus adventure 2 years back, I decided to bring the girls on a double decker bus ride today, with the help of my sister, which on hindsight was a good move.

Being a complete public bus idiot, I thank goodness for the IRIS app. My initial plan to walk to the bus stop was foiled by the rain and my suggestion to postpone the bus ride was met with strong disagreement from the girls. Now, this is where I thank the person who came up with the wonderful idea of covered bus interchange. Being so lost already, I’m glad I did not have to risk the girls to the showers while we search and wait for a double decker bus, yes, that specific. So I drove everyone to Bedok Mall and we ‘shopped’ for a bus. We settled on bus 168 and ended up in Tampines. 


sitting on the railing – must-do while waiting for bus

 As expected, the girls enjoyed themselves tremendously. I think their excitements were so loud and the other passengers were probably lamenting how bad their luck was that they were on the same bus. They loved their first class front row seats on the upper deck and were so busy pointing at what they saw throughout the ride. 


climbing the flight of stairs that makes double decker bus fun


point point see see look look

They were so down when we alighted and kept asking if we would take another double decker bus. So after a quick meal and a quick shopping at Tampines one, we brought them to the more traditional bus interchange at Tampines and took bus 31 back to Bedok mall. 

 Of course when the whole adventure ended, they were so down. Hopefully they won’t need to wait for another two years though honestly, it’s still a heart stopping experience to bring the girls up and down the flight of stairs on the bus. 

~BB Kay’s Talks~ I will dream of you

This is a throwback for me to the Friday of the long Hari Raya weekend. It really amazes me how fast Miss Kay is growing and how wonderfully glib and witty she can be. 

After dinner that night with my family, Miss Kay and Miss Kai decided that they wanted to have a sleepover at my mum’s.

Kay: I want to sleep over at popo’s house

Me: (giving a really pretentious sad face) Awww but we are going to miss you girls 

Kay: (came to hug me) don’t worry mummy I will miss you.

Me: Really? I will miss you too.

Kay: I will dream of you mummy… 

What can I say? Her sense of wit is surely something that has been catching us off guard. But I am not complaining for I can really count on her to have a good conversation now.