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Friday, 31 October 2014

Happy Birthday, Mother/ Grandmother

My mother is born on Halloween. :) 

Happy Birthday, Mother/ Grandmother!
Wishing you good health and lots of love on your birthday! :)
Lots of love, 
Your children
Your grandchildren: 
Marieann, Yeun Yi, Juliane, Yeun Song, Yeun Zhen

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Trick or Treat

My daughters came to me worried when I came home from work. They said someone left a notice at the entrance of our block announcing that it is Halloween tomorrow and ready or not, it is trick or treat. 

Girls: "Would the children play a trick on us if we don't have treats/ sweets for them?"
Me: "Well, I guess if we don't celebrate Halloween (no decorations on the door, etc), the children wouldn't come to our unit." 
Girls: "Hmm... We better stay in the bedroom after 7pm."
Me: "Why?"
Girls: "So when the children come, they would think that no one is at home as the living room is in darkness."  

To my credit, I didn't laugh at them. They are problem-solving a potential issue for them. :)

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Cases to Close

Today I met my P6 counsellees for the last time. It is a bitter-sweet moment as I have been their counsellor ranging from 3 years to 1 year.  
I wish them all the best for their PSLE results which will be out in a month's time. 

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Happy Birthday, Yeun Yi :)

Happy Birthday, Yeun Yi!

A little fun birthday prediction for you. :)
Your Birthdate Predicts You're Fearless
Ever since you were born, you've always been able to assert yourself.
You are confident in carving your own path. Soon enough, other people will be persuaded and follow along.

You are driven and competitive to the point of being impulsive. You'll do just about anything to win.
It drives you crazy when you have to stay still in life. You are too dynamic to stay stagnant.

May you be fearless in your studies, football and life! :)

Lots of love,
Ah Ma and Ah Gong
Gu Ma and Gu Zhang
Cousins Marieann and Juliane

Monday, 27 October 2014

My Birthday Celebration III

The final part of my long weekend birthday celebration! Over the weekend, I celebrated with my family. Today, I celebrated with myself. I took leave so that I could spent some "me" time to reflect about the past one year as well as on what I hope to achieve in the next one year, being one year more mature now lol. :) For the past month, I have been focussed on the girls because of their exams. Today it is just going to be about me for myself. :) :) 
I started the day with a healthy birthday breakfast - Yoghurt Cup at Hoopla Coffee and Kitchen. I was at Hoopla more than six months ago. I like the cafe for its quirkiness, its brightness, its spaciousness, and not to forget, its quietness too. Perfect place for self-reflection. :) 
27 October - my special day! :)
Once the mind has been satisfied, a nice relaxing massage followed for the body at Vivo City. It has been years since I last had a massage! It definitely eased the tensions in my shoulders, back and neck. :) Birthday lunch was at the nearby Prive Cafe, Keppel Bay - Eggs Benedict, Babyccino and my slice of unusual birthday cake - Japanese purple sweet potato and miso chiffon cake with miso caramel! 
Not appealing visually but the chiffon cake kick a power punch!
After lunch, it was time for exercise - window shopping at Bugis lol. :P But I ended up spending the most time at the stationery and gift shop, NBC. :) My birthday dinner was nearby at Stuttgart Blackforest Boutique S-Cafe. I have seen reviews of this cafe and decided to try it out. Being a German restaurant, I of course had to try its Single portion Pork knuckle, sauerkraut and potato salad. Although it was a single portion, I struggled to finish the food on my plate. :P No matter how full I was, there is always room for dessert - my second slice of birthday cake for the day - Blackforest cake. :) I could not leave without trying what is dubbed the best Blackforest cake in Singapore! :P
The finale of my eventful long weekend birthday celebration - cake-cutting with my lovely daughters, Marieann and Juliane. 
I have had plenty of time for reflection in between eating lol. I shall strive to be a better person for my daughters who are my inspiration and motivation. :)

Sunday, 26 October 2014

My Birthday Celebration II

Today is the second part of my long weekend birthday celebration. It was buffet brunch with the family at mezza9, Hyatt Hotel. There are different kitchens at mezza9 such as steam basket, grill, deli counter, wok, seafood, thai, yakitori, sushi, and patisserie counter. It has been a long while since I last had buffet but I ate in moderation lol. :)
Loved the chicken pate on bread, cold cuts, salad and seafood :)
Beijing duck wrap was delicious
Enjoyed the grilled pork and meatloaf with apple sauce
Marieann's desserts
The plum tart was good and not sweet! :)
Just couldn't resist: salted caramel and yoghurt ice cream
My girls and I
I really enjoyed my birthday brunch with my family. :)

Saturday, 25 October 2014

My Birthday Celebration I

Time to relax and enjoy myself! 
For the first part of my long weekend birthday celebration (and reward for Juliane for her efforts in her exams), Juliane and I went to watch Dracula Untold! Unfortunately, Marieann couldn't join us as she was out with her classmates. 
Dracula Untold is bloody good, excuse the pun lol. I really enjoyed it - the action, and the story development. It wasn't as bloody or gory or scary as most would think with it being a movie about Dracula. Wonder if there is going to be a sequel... :)

Friday, 24 October 2014

Reading for Pleasure

Finally had the chance to catch up on my reading after all the stressful exams. :P

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Tea and Cats

My neighbour, Vanessa invited my girls and I over for tea at her place on Deepavali. Only Marieann and I went as Juliane had a play date with her classmates. We had home-made plain scones with cream and strawberry jam, apple tea cake, and herb scones! Yummy! We had a lovely time chatting over tea. Marieann had a wonderful time playing with Aunty Vanessa's three cats. 

Actually we were having such a great time that we stayed for dinner as well lol. :)