The holidays came and went just like that… just like 2016. And since the start of the year, I have been ever so busy with work, etc. But now, I finally found a weekend to write about the previous weekend when we had an opportunity to stay at Raffles Hotel. I had been waiting for a long time for this. It’s such a magnificent and historical site that I wouldn’t want to miss checking out, especially since I have been living in Singapore for a really long time now.
The magnificent facade of Raffles Hotel along Beach Road
Read on for more pics and video of the Courtyard Suite that we stayed in…
Hubby and I decided to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary a bit earlier than usual this year. He told me about this restaurant at Resorts World Sentosa called, Curate. I immediately checked it out and found it interesting.
food for thought 🙂
They regularly invite Michelin-starred chefs from all over the world for a sampling of their artistic cuisine. This particular weekend, we went for a lunch menu prepared by two-Michelin starred chef, Guy Martin of France. He is quite famous as he has a TV show called, Epicerie fine on TV5Monde (the French cable TV network) that we regularly watch on weekends.
In our household, we have two Mother’s Day celebrations — the second Sunday of May, as most of the world know it, and the last Sunday of May, otherwise known as Fête des mères in France. But why limit myself to just two days when I can choose to celebrate Mother’s Day the whole month? And in celebration of Mother’s Month, I am writing this blog to impart some useful tips and talk about my experience on being a mom of four years… whether you like it or not. I rarely ever write about being a mom, so please bear with me.
My daughter and I at Federation Square in Melbourne, April 2016
This year, for my daughter’s birthday, I decided to exert a little extra effort for her party. We never really hosted a real children’s birthday party before because hubby and I are both lazy when it comes to organizing events. But I was thinking that our daughter is now at an age when she will really appreciate having a birthday party with her friends.
I have shared some useful links at the bottom of this post to make my site more useful to parents planning to hold a birthday party for their kids.
Rainbow-colored roses and delicious cake, hand-picked by my daughter for Valentine’s Day
I have been feeling all lazy this weekend. I didn’t feel like going out, so everybody went out this morning, except for me. But what a surprise it is when hubby and daughter came back bringing colorful flowers and lovely cake for dessert… both of which just about summarizes how my love life has never been more colorful and more delicious than ever before.
The last few Christmases have been really wonderful, especially with the coming of my precious daughter. For quite some time, the thrill and excitement of the holidays have really waned for me over the years. But through my daughter’s eyes, I am experiencing Christmas again as I have experienced it during the wonder years.
My dining table centerpiece pour Le Réveillon (Christmas Eve) — candles and candle holder from Crate and Barrel, some christmas décors from La France, courtesy of my mother-in-law
It’s also a great bonus for all the moon lovers out there that the full moon appears on Christmas this year, not since 1977, coincidentally my birth year.
May we all have a wonderful holiday season with family and loved ones.
I just came back fresh from the Singapore Airlines Training Center to experience how it is to fly the newest Airbus plane, the A350. They actually had an Open House a few months ago, in celebration of SG50. But we were back in Europe for the summer holiday at the time. Luckily, hubby has a friend who is an ex-pilot who now works for SIA conducting the Trainings for the A350. And he invited us to try it out today, along with a couple of hubby’s colleagues.
Our family would always visit Europe during the summer. For this year, the opportunity of traveling on the NewAir France’s La Première(First Class) flight presented itself right around the time we were planning our trip. This first class cabin was only introduced late last year! We were so happy and looking forward to the experience, especially since it will be the same time as our Fourth Wedding Anniversary. And indeed, it was, just as imagined.