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When I Was Just A Little Girl, I Asked My Mother, “What Will I Be?”

Like the song goes… When I was just a little girl, I asked my mother, “what will I be?” ————— I never did ask my mother that qn! But what probably did happen, is my mother ask herself what would her daughters and son be!!

That’s the qn that is going through my mind at the moment! I wonder what my children will grow up to be!

For the past few nights, Andre, just before falling into deep sleep will hummmmmmmmmmmmm in a monotonous tone – like a low pitched cat or someone chanting… His eyes would be shut and he wouldn’t move but this tone would last for ages… Randomly, in the middle of the night, as he tries to self-settle after waking up from his sleep cycle, I would wake up to the monotonous low toned humming…. I wonder whether he will be a backing singer?!?!?!

As for Chloe, since she has been able to undo zips and get out of her gro-bag, she will sometimes surprise me by taking it off! So, we check her just before we sleep. I did that just tonight… Low and behold, she had taken her gro-bag off and was lying in her cot, with just her PJ top and diapers… Her legs and tummy were exposed as her PJ top had risen and she was cold… God forbid, I sure hope that she doesn’t end up being a stripper!!! Lol

Daze x

Where Art Thou Valentino?!

This year my Valentino is in camp, serving his reservist!!! He left the house just after 6am, and due to his ‘project’ and his allocated shift, I won’t see him until 2 full days later or even more days later (not including today!!)

Oh well, nevermind, atleast I have my 2 other darlings with me!!!

Like someone said, everyday should be our valentines day… And rightly so! Hupps needs to just work extra hard to buy me gifts every day!! Hehe.. Can’t wait 😉

This year, made some heart cookies… Chloe loved them, but Hupps found it too sweet! Maybe cos he thought he was too sweet?!?! *Vomit* :p

Had my fave sushi/sashimi and cake last night with Hupps whilst the kids slept & mama out at a dinner… Nice! Will be busy whilst Hupps is not around, so will update more as & when.

Are You Mary Or Martha?

My Dearest Sister sent me an email recently and it came at a great time because at times things can just get on top of you… Recently, my Hupps is doing his reservist and I feel as though there is a lot to do whenever he is not around! So yeah, great timing!

It is taken from “Heart Reflections Devotional” by Nanette Kinkade and some from my sister’s email!

“And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith. (Galatians 6:9,10).

It is a new day, and as the foggy vision of sleepiness clears, the mountain of clothes to be laundered looms into view. Then come the thoughts of floors that need mopping, furniture that needs dusting, and that pie you promised to bake. Not to mention, of course the whole routine required to get the kids off to school. It seems that before your feet ever touch the floor, you’re tired again.

Sometimes it’s the menial tasks of everyday life that can take the most out of women. Perhaps because of its repetitive nature. Or maybe because our efforts are not always noticed. Not even paid. It is here that Satan hopes to defeat us–to distract us from the proper perspective, which (as in all things) is still found in Christ.

For Jesus Christ knows what it is to serve an inattentive and ungrateful world. The King of all creation actually washed His disciples’ feet. He died for people who didn’t even like Him. What an honor, then, it is for us women to be able to serve others in the same capacity as Christ. Whether it’s wiping little noses or cleaning off countertops, the more things we have to do, the more opportunities we have to bring Him honor. Though no one else may see or care, God does. And He receives each effort as a gift of thanks for the incredible sacrifice He gave us–Christ himself.

Father, What a wonderful calling you have given women to be able to serve in so many ways. Free me, Lord, from the sin of comparison and complaining, and instead fill me with a grateful heart that sees the best in every circumstance. Help me to remember that in everything I do–even in the smallest things–I do them for Your glory. Help me, too, to hold steady, knowing that the efforts produced by Your Spirit in me are never in vain.”

“You’ve heard about the story of Martha and Mary right? The two sisters, Mary was sat at Jesus’s feet, listening to him. Martha was busy busy preparing food for Jesus and his 12 disciples; Martha got angry because she didnt have any help at all, and Jesus told Martha off because she was in a mood. Many people use that as an example and say that those who are Martha’s miss out on so much, like spending time with Jesus [what Mary was doing]… thus missing out on a lot of great opportunities. But I’ve heard other things: that it’s ok to be a Martha–the doer. Things do get done, if it wasn’t for Martha, Jesus and his 12 disciples would be hungry for the rest of the night.”

I used to be annoyed that I was the one doing, what I felt, everything…. But looking at the bigger picture, we all have our own roles and yeah – I’ve finally realised that it’s ok to be the ‘Doer’! And like my sister had pointed out to me, I have been a Martha all my life… But actually, I don’t mind it anymore… 🙂 Ofcos, it’s good to be appreciated by others, but not everyone will always appreciate it – but at least I feel happy, so all’s good 🙂 One thing I do need to learn is to have a break and ask for help – something which my husband always tells me! “Take a break.. take a rest!” I suppose, it wouldn’t be me, if I decided to be Mary!

Thought I’d share the email with you all x

Commando Reservist And Kids

It’s 6:45am as I write this… Chloe has been a nightmare all night and morning, leaving Hupps & I sleep deprived… At one point, we had to sleep with her and comfort her, but no luck! Not too sure what is wrong, maybe she got traumatized by the 2 lion dances in the shopping centre (cos she screamed her head off when we had to pass them & she kept saying that she was scared whilst crying!) or maybe she felt insecure because she saw Hupps pack his army stuff & thought we were gonna leave without her?! Anyways, only God knows!

Although, she sleeps in a different room, her cries were disturbing Andre, so he too now, is irritable!

Hupps has left for his Commando Reservist just now and for the next 17 days, it will be a battle at home also, if the kids decide to be rebellious and difficult!! Hupps has told me that he may not be able to come home at nights depending on what training missions he has!! Oh help me God!!!

Oh well, just gotta persevere! Just pray that C&A rest well, eat well and cooperate, so that I too can do the same!!! Also pray that Hupps has a smooth, easy time, eats & rests well so that he can help me on the weekends (if he can come back!), should the kids be non-cooperative!!!

The Year Of The Rabbit…

This CNY has been great.. Busy and rushed, but great!! Great food and decor…

Some of my immediate family managed to take time out of their holiday plans and spend time with ADCA in Singapore… It’s been awhile since all of us bunked out in one house and just chilled and ate… They all stayed at our house and although, there weren’t enough beds – it was fun to all squeeze in together and sleep wherever there was space! I rather miss those days when we were younger and we all squeezed into each other’s bedrooms, or had sleeping bags laid all over the floors cos we just liked the whole ‘sleep-over’ thing!

Shame that it rained ALOT during their stay though… cos it would have been nice to take them to more places to eat good food!

My youngest sister Ansy was the last to leave Singa and she so reminded me of myself when I first came to Singapore…. She currently lives in Taiwan, and whilst she was here, she had a list of things that she needed to do.. Like have her hair cut, eat a good western meal, buy certain british stuff to bring back with her…. These things seem so trivial but when you live in a country where you don’t understand the language (and they don’t speak much english), where good old british stuff are hard to come by – I tell you, you have serious cravings… I was like that… I longed for jacket potato, a good bangers and mash dish, certain chocolates like Wispa, Fish and chips from a take-away… I still have the cravings but not so badly anymore! In a nice sort of way, I think I’m getting used to Singapore… the weather, the lifestyle, the accents, the foods… I never thought I would really… Because it was such a big culture shock to me! When we relocate back to UK, I think I will miss Singa and have those ‘cravings’ that I once had when I arrived here…

Chloe turned 2 during CNY… I look back and time has flown… I can’t believe how much she has grown…. She’s a proper madam now! And Andre, he’s also growing up so quickly…

Who knows what will happen in the future, But what I do hope is that all will be happy and stay close and in contact x

Happy Chinese New Year to all my family and friends out there!