One of those days

A rainy and cold morning peppered with thunder and lighting… this kind of weather makes one feel whimsical…

Wonder if things could have been different if the actions were different. And that leads to regrets and “if-onlys”…

Many wise men said not to live life with regrets; make everyday count, look forward and not backwards and etc…. but how often on a blizzard cold morning like this.. one just felt like reflecting on the past; allowing these few moments to look back. Possibly dwelling the past is different from reflecting on the past, ya?

Recent bout of bad news didn’t help the insomnia.

Life is so fragile.

So fragile.

When such thoughts arise, I steal a kiss from my boy and give him a oh-so-tight hug.  I am thankful for my once-so-fragile little life.

Getting off to work soon – on a sleep-in Sat.

Life is good because of decisions you made.

Starting the weekend with a new Chinese song my little life learnt recently.

Such melodies stored in my phone are like energiser in my life. Smile


Mummy’s new toy

It’s a Olympus EPM-1 Pen Mini!


When you become a mummy, you love taking photos even more! Smile Kim got me a light-weight camera with DSLR photo qualities!

Just want I need… can’t imagine lugging a full-on DSLR along when I need to run after a toddler!

One review said that this is for the soccer-mummy who wants interchangeable lens with more power but is afraid of too many buttons and a complicated interface. Sounds like moi. Smile

Everything is made simple with this camera.

We tested the camera and it’s amazing! Yet to test out the DSLR functions. Just the regular auto, scene and art modes.

These are the day shots:

A very unwilling pose:


That’s a wide yawn! watch the files!


with Mummy:


with Daddy:


Indoor shot (taken by Po Po):

Dressing up at the library:


We were at ilight Marina Bay last weekend to test out the night shots.

Night photos turned out decent.. but could be better with a tripod of course..

The “Wonder full” light and water show for the night. Very entertaining for both young and old.


One of my favourite shots of the night:




Another lovely shot:


The stickmen in normal mode:


The stickmen in pop art mode:


One of the few night portraits  which turned out alright…


Overall, very satisfied with the new camera! Smile

Surrogate vs the real thing

Sitting on the company bus to work now while my mum and hubby should be busy getting Xi En ready for preschool..

Remembered an article written by a journalist-mummy last week. She said that grandparents are busy being surrogate parents while the real parents are probably just part timers! Quite true.. And after coming back to a 9 to 6 job.. I am feeling this even more.

It’s a choice. & I have chosen otherwise.

Praying Xi en will settle down well in school real soon so my guilt can be lessen… somehow….