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 […]

Teaching/Education

How to teach Kids to Respect you & your Authority without Hitting or Screaming

21 May , 2015  

#education #17mo #valueofreasoning #itcanwork Impatient Mom, impatient Bubs Ray is 17mo now, and as proud as I am of him growing into the little man that he is, with his own distinct personality nicely shaping up, I am also immensely proud of myself for being the mummy that I am, slowly finding my footing along […]

Baby Ray, Parenthood

SG50 Announcement (fab prizes up for grabs!) and My Amazing Talker (14mo)

8 Mar , 2015  

#SG50 #fantasticprizes #upforgrabs #amazingtalker #smartbaby #considermeamazed #14mo SG5o SG50 SG50… simisai also SG50? LOL… yeah I know that feeling, but when you LOVE this nation, and are an excellent opportunist, how not to jump on the bandwagon and celebrate SG50??? S0 here I am, proud to announce that Jashuat will be part of SG50 with some exciting contests […]