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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.”
Its been a while since we last went out on a date. Last Thursday we went to Beerfest Asia held at the Marina Promenade.
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.
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.
We ended the night on a high with Frozen Rose Beer Ice Cream! Its yummy bitter sweet and refreshing!!
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.
Nutella with 4 different designs printed on bottles.
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!
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.
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!
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”.
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.
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!
As Selina said: “The history facts may not be accurate BUT laughter is guaranteed for we have Hossan Leong so laughter is double confirm!”
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!