Musings/thoughts, Parenthood

Photograph (by Ed Sheeran) – will it be a pic of you laughing with your kids, or you staring into your phone?

28 Sep , 2017   Video

What is your child’s favorite food? What does he do in school? What songs does he like? Can you answer any of the above with confidence? Yes, great! Here’s more – The last time your child asked you something while you were on your mobile, did you put said gadget down, look your son in […]

Baby Ray, blog, Musings, Musings/thoughts, Parenthood, Teaching/Education

Spare the Rod and Raise your Child

14 Sep , 2017  

I am not the most patient of people, as my long suffering husband would know lol. Aligned with my general impatience, I also used to firmly believe in “spare the rod and spoil the child”. After all, striking a child is the fastest and easiest way to make him listen and comply. I was brought […]

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Baby Travel, Taiwan, Travel

Baby Ray’s 1st Overseas Trip: Taiwan (Part 3: Taipei – Jiufen, Shifen)

22 Oct , 2016  

This is part 3 of our Taiwan travel blog, you can check out the rest of our Taiwan posts at Overall post on Taiwan (Taichung, Taipei), Taiwan travel blog Part 1: Taichung, Xinshe, Cingjing, and 2nd series at Taiwan Part 2: Taichung, Nantou, Lugang   DAY 7: 九份,十分 (JIUFEN, JINGTONG STATION, SHIFEN) Today is the day we hit Jiufen and Shifen before moving […]

Baby Travel, Taiwan, Travel

Baby Ray’s 1st Overseas Trip: Taiwan (Part 2: Taichung, Nantou, Lugang)

7 Oct , 2016  

This is part 2 of our Taiwan travel blog, you can check out part 1 of our Taiwan post at  Taiwan travel blog Part 1: Taichung, Xinshe, Cingjing DAY 4: SUN MOON LAKE日月潭 We had our complimentary breakfast in the guesthouse. The food is simple but nice, and Jas especially liked the milk tea. Taiwanese milk […]

Musings/thoughts, Parenthood

Dedicated to all newly minted mamas (papas, take note!)

17 Jul , 2016  

Dedicated to the preggers and newly minted mamas of the world, because, we need support, yo.   Dear New mama Do not fret. I know your world is no longer yours alone, for it has borne a whole new world, courtesy of the little human being that’s now nestled comfortably against your chest. Your love is instantaneous, your […]

Current Affairs Editorial, Musings/thoughts, Parenthood

Bringing up our children right – Lessons learnt from the Hawker VS Man (Cockroach/NEA) spat

28 Dec , 2015  

#sg50 #socialmediaspat The latest social media drama to hit town is that of Hawker vs Cockroach Man spat. Essentially, this spat has gone viral in a post chronicled by the hawkers’ daughter, Andrea Gail Poon. The story goes that a girl (a child) took utensils from said hawker stall (without permission, without purchasing food) and […]

Baby Travel, Taiwan, Travel

Baby Ray’s 1st Overseas Trip: Taiwan (Part 1: Taichung, Xinshe, Cingjing)

29 Nov , 2015  

Hello everyone! This is PapaPips reporting! Erm, ahem, Ray is twice as old now as when he went on this Taiwan trip, so erm, ? paiseh for the delay! Mamasjas was super busy with our #sg50 commitments and whatnots (or so she claims. I caught her reading manga a lot of times), so she resorted to nagging, coercing […]

Baby Ray, Parenthood, Teaching/Education

The right language environment for our kids – should we accommodate Singlish and dialects within this space?

28 Oct , 2015  

#sg50 #22mo #babylanguage What is the right language environment for our kids in Singlishpore? I am here to confess that I have no answers to this, for there is no perfect answer either! At 22mo, Ray is pretty vocal for his age, and you know he is a true blue Singaporean when he uses his […]

Parenthood, Teaching/Education

I don’t like you, mummy

16 Oct , 2015  

“I don’t like you, mummy” When your 21mo kid says this to you after a long day at work, when you speed walked home and chased after trains and buses just to gain that teeny advantage over time and see the little monster’s face 5 minutes earlier than later, how would you feel and what […]

Musings/thoughts, Parenthood

Rainbow Baby

4 Oct , 2015  

I’ve been coming across stories and articles on the loss of babies, and as I look at my own little bundle of terror and joy all rolled into one, there is a melancholic sorrow that gnaws softly at the edge of my heart, both for the babies-to-be, babies born sleeping and their devastated parents. This […]