Thursday, October 1, 2015

Turning 29.

At 29, I am in the midst of transitioning into a "different world".
Although I did see it coming but yet, I still could never ever prepare myself entirely.

29 is my last year that I am in my 20s which is a pretty big deal to me.

If there is one word to describe life in my 20s - I would say that it was pretty 'steady' with no major surprises along the way, apart from my biggest blessing this year.

At this point in time, I can just IMAGINE how life would be like for me next year.
Life changing indeed.

If there's one thing that I would have done more while I was in my 20s, it would be to travel more. I've been complaining to Mike on how I won't get to travel as much now in future and he keeps telling me that we can travel with the baby.......

......... LIFE changing INDEED.

And oh, whenever I claim that "I didn't travel enough" - he will always point back to our London/France/Barcelona trip last year and also our earlier trips this year (which I claim is not counted). LOL.

It is still NOT ENOUGH. It's never enough actually. 
I'm already thinking of a Melbourne 2016 trip.  TEE hee.

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Birthday lunch with the family - Rakuzen

Tuesday, September 29, 2015


Throughout my pregnancy, I have been responding to the same comments from almost everyone that meets up with me.

Not that I am complaining about it because these are common pregnancy questions and comments (even, I would ask most of the same questions actually) lol.... but I have been repeating myself so many times that my answers have somewhat become a template.

I have decided to list down the common questions and statements made (and some not-so-nice comments too) . . . .

1. Do you have a gender preference?

Standard reply : "No. As long as the baby is healthy."
Honest reply : "Actually, I want a girl but I know that I should not be putting preferences on gender because this is the first child and all that really matters is the baby's health."

2. How many kids do you want?

Standard reply : Maybe, 2?
Honest reply : At least 2, but it depends on financial circumstances.

3. How have your check ups been ? Is everything normal? Is the baby healthy?

......Is everything normal?! WHOAH. This is a pantang question, in my opinion.  

Or maybe, it's just that the question so detailed and direct that it seems to be lacking of tact. There are questions that people shouldn't be asking, as much as they are asking out of concern because not everybody would like to share every small and personal detail of their life.  

Maybe, I'm just pregnant and sensitive.

4.  Do you have any cravings?

Not really. No, actually. The food that I want to eat are foods that I normally enjoy eating even before my pregnancy, like Nandos...but it's not like I MUST have it when I feel like eating it.

5. Your parents/in laws must be very excited since this is the first grandchild.

My parents/in laws are not the kind who have been harping on having grandchildren. #nopressure :)
They could be excited, but I don't know because they don't seem to show it. In fact, my aunt seems more excited than my parents.

6. YOU must be excited.

Well, I can't say that I'm not excited right? LOL. But yes, I suppose I am. Can't wait to meet the baby!

7. Were you trying or was this accidental?

Neither :)

8. Does Mike have any pregnancy symptoms?

I wish he had but he has NONE, unfortunately. Sometimes, he even forgets that I am pregnant #truestory

Actually, I can think of at least 5 more questions commonly asked questions but I just became lazy to list it down. Hehe.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Isao, Bangkok

I was extremely determined about dining at Isao during our Bangkok trip
because I just couldn't get over the sushi sandwich the last time I came here.

I needed to eat it another time :)

Oh yum!

Wouldn't recommend the Tonkatsu here - the pork cutlet is very dry and the sauce isn't very appetising.

Fried squid

Caterpillar roll

Teriyaki Saba

Oh Sushi Sandwich - I have missed you.