Saturday, December 13, 2014

End of Maternity Staycation at The Singapore Resort and Spa Sentosa

Been wanting to go on a vacation during my maternity leave (so I don't have to take further leaves) before I return to the workforce again.

But hubs and I have discussed (and argued) over it, and we have decided that we are not ready to take the risk of venturing to a foreign land with too many unknowns in case (touch wood) something happens, so eventually we settled on a weekend staycation.

And so I chose the last weekend before I got back to work, and at a location that is far from the hustle and bustle of the city but somewhere tranquil and relaxing,  so at least I don't feel so much that I'm still in Singapore. Sentosa eventually became the choice,  and after some price comparison and research, we settled on The Singapore Resort and Spa Sentosa.

The place was exactly how it looked like on the website (you know how some websites are so misleading) - green, open, peaceful and serene. There are many peacocks roaming around too to add to the outdoor nature  ambience.

The welcoming  entrance 

Monday, November 03, 2014

Journey of Bibma: Five Apps for First-time Moms

Here's sharing 4 free and 1 paid apps that I'm using right now which has helped me cope with taking care of Julias one way or another:

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Journey of Bibma: Five Things My Newborn Son has Taught Me

Little Julius has turned 2 months (by calendar) today! This also means I have survived as a first-time mom for 2 months too! (Yay! I'm so proud of myself!)

During these 2 months, Julius has taught me so much, much more than what I have learnt in school the past 18 years - no I'm not 18 years old this year - that's assuming I started nursery at the age of 5 all the way till my graduation from university.

So here are the 5 precious life lessons that I have learnt from him:

Monday, August 25, 2014

Journey of A Bibma: Giving the B(r)e(a)st to Julius

We all know that breast milk is the best milk to give to your baby (and at least for the first 6 months of their lives).

Every mothers will hence naturally want the best for their bubs, and start off with the ideal statement "I want to exclusively breastfeed my child for x number of months" before they give birth. And I was one of them.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Journey of Bibma: 3 things I wished I was told about Pregnancy & Labour

After a long hiatus, I'm back to share a new journey of my life!

As you may have noticed from my Instagram pictures, I've recently given birth to the most beautiful creature on earth (to me and Labub) - Julius.

Would like to take this opportunity to share my experience and lessons that I've learnt through the little one, which hopefully will give new moms and moms-to-be insights of a new mother-in-training.

So the first post of The Journey of Bibma, I'd like to share things that I had learnt about pregnancy myself but wished that others would have shared with me.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Neighbourhood Haircut at K1 Salon

Now that my Goddess is preggy, she tends to stay at home/around her neighbourhood even more. So on one of the days that she was clearing leave, she couldn't stand her thick manes (her hair is really thicker than mine) and decided to go for a hair trim.

As she was too lazy to dress up and heavy to go to town, she decided to try a neighbourhood salon to have her haircut. It's going to be cheaper - and how wrong can  you go with a trim to get your hair thinner - or so she thought.

My Goddess also didn't want to go to any salons in Toa Payoh, but a slightly more reputable one. So she googled online for reviews. K1 had some decent mentions on forums, and so there so goes.

True enough, the price is half cheaper than what she usually gets her usual salons in 313. But the saying "you pay peanuts for monkeys" can't be truer.

The service was really horrible. And I'm not even talking about serving water/drinks. The hairdresser Lawrence was so rough. Even though he looked metrosexual or even on the feministic side, he was so rough in handling my Goddess' hair! He pulled her hair at every single cut to the point it was so painful! And the cut that he did was the old school style - my Goddess wanted to trim her hair thinner, so he took the inner layers of the hair and them shorter. So of course her hair will look thinner and lighter when it's all let down. But when she tries to tie them up, the shorter insides will fall out so obviously that it looks like a haircut gone terribly wrong (see picture below and you will get what I mean).

My Goddess opted to have her hair wash and blown too, so having paid extra, she thought he would appreciate it and give her a more tender and better service. Sadly, the water was cold. And when blow drying, the hot air was burning her scalp and ears. And the end result of the blow dry? Her hair was so flat and the ends still all over the place. My Goddess could have done a better job herself!

Super limp and ends messy hair after blow-drying

Only after she tried to change her hair parting did it look slightly better

And see what I mean by the inside strands falling out on the right side of my Goddess. There was also another similar strip on the left side, not visible in this picture.
And her overall verdict - no more neighbourhood salons. She can't take the risk, even if it's for a trim, and would rather pay more and travel farther (probably do it after work or while on half day leave since her office is in town) for a piece (and also peace) of mind.

Monday, March 31, 2014

New Playmate!

Been wanting to announce this last week when my Goddess hits her 20th week, but was just too busy/lazy to get down to it.

I'll be having a new playmate soon!

Thankfully this doesn't mean I get less of her and the Horny Devil's love - my Goddess still looks forward to cuddling me every Saturday, and I still get my weekly massage whenever she's here. Let's hope it stays that way.

Whose photo do you think you are taking!
 And I get to bully and still be manja-ed by the Horny Devil too!