• Personal,  Singapore

    [Life Update] Welcoming a new life – Baby Alanis

    Hammy and I are happy to announce that he is now promoted to Uncle/Jiu JIu because his sister has given birth to a lovely baby girl! Just last Saturday, we celebrated the baby’s full month with a buffet at their house. The full month celebration is part of Chinese customs, where a celebration is held for family and friends to be formally introduced to the baby. The date also coincides with the end of the mother’s confinement period, where both mother and child are well-rested and have regained energy. Baby Alanis when she was just newborn. Haha recalling how excited Hammy was to welcome his niece… =)) Fast forward one…

  • Family,  Holidays,  Personal

    5 Zoes for one night

    It’s 2 more days to Chinese New Year, and I’m totally dreading it. I don’t understand the hype over meeting relatives whom we only meet once a year, and pretending that everyone’s happy and cheerful. Maybe I’m only saying this because I’m not very keen on seeing some people and putting up a false smiley face. Furthermore, I wish I could split myself into 3 or 4 Zoes, as I have too many invites to reunion dinners! My grandparents are having one, my mother’s cousin is having one, my boyfriend’s family is having one, and the last one would be at home, sleeping if I may. And it’s particularly troublesome…