I’m an Author!

Happy New Year my lovelies!

Apologies for the long hiatus I was occupied with publishing my very first book, titled “ShenWendys Motivational Guide To Becoming A Yummy Mummy”.

What inspired me to write a book? I have always wanted to write this book for years but kept on putting it off due to the fear of criticism and lack of skills. But with time I overcame by choosing positive and honest people to share my work with. 

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The book is to motivate mummys to step-out from their comfort zone to embrace life – uncover their hidden beauty and discover fashion as a tool to feel good and look beautiful.  Life isn’t all about kids and family after marriage. 
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I was surprised that the books sold-out in its first publication. Since then I have received both positive and negative feedback. Either way, the feedback were to me beneficial ~ for me to improve on my shortcomings and enhance my knowledge.

In summary, I couldn’t have done it without the encouragement and support of family, friends and my readers. 

Thank you for reading.

Date Night with Mummy Dearest

Bonding With Mummy

‪Keeping up with the demands of being a wife, a mother and a daughter is not easy. I feel like everyone wants a piece of my time. The demands of work and my own family had made it near impossible to go out with Mummy on a one-on-one date.

  

Invited mum out for dinner at STREAT, a signature event which was part of the Singapore Food Festival. The main draw was of course Celebrity Chef Justin Quek (of Sky on 57 fame) Pop-up Restaurant.

  
I ordered a 3 course set menu paired with a glass of JQ Poupille 2009 100% Organic Merlot for both of us from Chef Justin’s Pop-up Restaurant.

  

3-Course Set Menu SGD 35 ~ Pacific Oysters, Australian Dorper Lamb Spare Ribs & Gula Java Crème Brulee

Mummy doesn’t usually drink wine but tonight she did and finished the glass all on her own. The lamb was delicious tender, flavourful and no game odour. Dessert was simply divine with the fusion mix. The price was a steal for a fine dining cuisine!

Halfway throught our meal I looked up and saw Mummy looking at me smiling nostalgically. “It was I who used to be the one asking you to sit and I ordered food for you when you were little”, she said. “Now its my turn to do it for you, all you have to do is relax and enjoy.”, I replied.

Mummy Dearest

During dinner we chatted about the recent activities/events in each other’s life and made plans to do this more often.

As we were leaving Mummy asked me to take a photo of her with the “One Fullerton” backdrop. She smiled from a face that was as radiant as an Angel’s. She said:: “I told my colleagues I was going out with my daughter for dinner here and they were impressed.”

 

Mummy Dearest Smiling Radiantly
 
At that moment, I understood the importance of saying in time:: “I Love You”, and to give our loved ones the time they deserve. Nothing in life is more important than our FAMILY (Father And Mother I Love You). Give them the time they deserve, because these things cannot be put off till “some other time.”

Time and tide waits for no one.

Thank you for reading.

Punggol Point

Punggol Point has a small stretch of beach, across from it lies Pasir Gudang, Malaysia. The close proximity to Malaysia is unbelievable.  

 

At the jetty we saw lots of people fishing, families having picnics on the grass patch and kids building sandcastles along the beach.

  

 

   
 

A family adventure at Punggol Point
 

The water is so clear you could see many crabs scurrying on the sand bed. Natasha got really excited when she saw the crabs and wanted to catch them unfortunately they were too fast to be caught.

 

Baby Crabs scurrying on the sand bed

 
Picturesque Sunset
 

  
A nice weekend hangout away from the hustle and bustle of city life. A place to be close to mother nature.

Thank you for reading.

Date Night – Beerfest Comedy Club

Its been a while since we last went out on a date. Last Thursday we went to Beerfest Asia held at the Marina Promenade.

 
 

Fish Cracklings SGD10, Roast Sea Salt Pork Belly SGD18 & Guinness Draught SGD9
 

There were alot of fringe activities and entertainment taking place one of which was the Beerfest Comedy Club, they had a line up of gigs by comedians from Singapore and across the causeway.

  

Beerfest Currency

We watched the segment “Panel Show: The Last Laugh” a comedy show featuring all of the comedians of Beerfest Comedy Club. A show where comedians compete to see who will truly have the last laugh, it is played out in a competitive game show format with 2 teams of comedians pitted against each other in a battle of wits, genius, and hilarity. The audience get to decide which team walks away with victory by how loud their applause was.

 

Singapore (Fakkah Fuzz & Jinx Yeo) vs Malaysia (Kavin Jay & Rizal van Geyzel)

  
The Winners – Malaysia

 

Funny Man Fakkah Fuzz

We ended the night on a high with Frozen Rose Beer Ice Cream! Its yummy bitter sweet and refreshing!! 
 

Frozen Rose Beer SGD5 per scoop

 
  

Thank you for reading.

Minions

Have you jumped onto the Minions Bandwagon Craze? 

My daughter is a big fan and needless to say her enthusiasm has rubbed off on me too.

We started a collection of memorabilias associated with Minions. 

Minions printed tic tacs. As mentioned by Tic Tac the Minion rollout  differs from country to country.

 

Minion Printed Tic Tacs – Available only in Australia
 
 
Minions Tic Tac in Singapore

Nutella with 4 different designs printed on bottles.

 

Minion Nutella

McDonalds Happy Meal comes with an adorable Minion too have you started eating? 

Of course we caught the movie too! Although the plot was simple it was hilarious their crazy/mindless antics made us laughed non-stop throught the show. A good show to catch with the kids and have a good laugh!

 

Bello! Banana?

Bob The Minion
 
Thank you for reading! 

Lunch with MeClub

Recently I was invited for a 4-course lunch at ME@OUE with MeClub. It was a relaxed, informal get-together, where we exchange ideas/feedback and a couple of laughs. The session also gave me the opportunity to get to know the crew behind MeClub and fellow MeClub members plus rub-shoulders with the various station DJs.

 

Cheers to a joyous lunch
Cheers to a joyous lunch
Magret De Canard ~ Smoked Duck Breast, Mesclun Salad Bois Bourdran
Magret De Canard ~ Smoked Duck Breast, Mesclun Salad Bois Bourdran
Kinoko To Tori Miso ~ Chicken, Mushrooms, Miso Paste, Nameko, Spring Onions
Kinoko To Tori Miso ~ Chicken, Mushrooms, Miso Paste, Nameko, Spring Onions
Atlantic Cod ~ Steamed, Baby Choy Sum, Black Fungus, Shimeji Mushrooms, Fried Ginger, Superior Soy Sauce
Atlantic Cod ~ Steamed, Baby Choy Sum, Black Fungus, Shimeji Mushrooms, Fried Ginger, Superior Soy Sauce
Paris Brest ~ Choux Pastry With Praline Mousse, Praline Ice Cream
Paris Brest ~ Choux Pastry With Praline Mousse, Praline Ice Cream
Jean Danker
Jean Danker
Georgina Chang
Georgina Chang
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The Muttons & Mike Kaseem

For those who don’t already know MeClub is a club which you can earn points while watching your favourite local TV shows, radio, magazines and newspapers and using them to redeem premier passes, concert/workshop tickets and exclusive memorabilia of your idol. I have been a MeClub member since its inception in 2012 and am enjoying the perks that comes with it. So what are you waiting for? Download the app from the Android app store or Apple app store – MeClub is your fast pass to the stars!

 

MeClub App
MeClub App

Thank you for reading!

 

Christmas Reflection

Christmas can feel like a lot of work, particularly for mothers don’t you think so?

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But when you look back on all the Christmases in your life, you’ll realise family traditions and lasting memories have been passed down from one generation to another.

Those memories, good and bad, are really what helps to keep a family together over the long haul.

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Merry Christmas everyone and thanks for reading!

Date Night :: Cherry Blossoms Embossed Sheath Dress

Happy Mid-week!

Last night was date night! We were invited by Comedy Central Asia to a local stand-up comedy “Dim Sum Dollies – The History of Singapore Part 2”.

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Since I was going straight after work I chose an off-white cherry blossom embossed sheath dress coupled with a white cardigan and a pair of strappy heels. Not only is it professional looking enough for the office it is also dressy for theatre.

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The show was hilarious we were laughing non-stop from start to finish.

Their flamboyant costumes were a feast for the eyes, they re-enacted Singapore History with a jab of their crazy antics and candid humor had us laughing in stitches! The way they parodied to some of the latest songs to fit into the gig was amazing!

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As Selina said: “The history facts may not be accurate BUT laughter is guaranteed for we have Hossan Leong so laughter is double confirm!”

Bring your parents to catch them, reminisce with them the good old days of Singapore and bask in our culture! For ticketing details visit http://www.sistic.com.sg/events/dimsum1214

Thank you for reading!

:: Outfit ::

Dress :: Nan_Z Collection by Si Nan

Cardigan :: Viola

Shoes :: Gripz

Birthday Surprises

Don’t you just love surprises? I know I do!

Came home to a lovely surprise specially done up by my hubby and my gal, really melts my heart. Isn’t it romantic? A trail of purple colored rose petals strewn on the floor leading to my present and a bouquet of my favourite flowers!

Later that night, I had another surprise! Wasn’t expecting anyone to come knocking at my door thats for sure and when I answered the door my Besties greeted me with a bouquet of sunflowers & a specially ordered Lychee Martini Cake – the cake is from Pine Garden’s Cake – simply yummilicious…hic!

Birthdays are incomplete without the ones who love & care for you. I am truly blessed having a loving family and friends for making my birthday so memorable…

Thanks for reading and letting me share my joy with you all!