Trigg Beach Family Photo Shoot (March 2014)

By now we were already half way through our 10 day Perth trip however today would be a day that I had started planning for, for more than 3 months ago. We were going for an outdoor family photoshoot at Trigg Beach!

We did a studio photo shoot in Singapore when Jah turned 11 months and since Bella would be 10 months on this trip, I figured why not have a family photo shoot done then. Firstly, we would have an endless choice of awesome scenery and fantastic natural backdrops. Secondly, we wouldn’t have to endure the hot and humid Singapore weather just to get something outside the studio. And so I started searching for a Perth family photographer, ploying through tons of photographer portfolios and packages to see what would suit us. It wasn’t easy given that we only required hi-res soft copies to bring home with us and most packages came with albums and large prints etc.  We finally found Rachael Turner photography! We loved her portfolio and she was also accommodating and understood our need to only have hi-res soft copies.  We communicated back and forth via email to narrow down the photo shoot location. Her portfolio didn’t make it easy for me to come to a decision, in fact I changed my mind at the last minute when I saw one of her works at Trigg Beach. She also gave us advice on what colours we should/ shouldn’t wear based on our skin tones etc. Continue reading

Things no one told me before I became a mum

There are tons of things that people tell you before you become a mum. Like how your life is about to change dramatically with the sleepless night and the lack of couple time or me time But there are also other things that you learn and realise about yourself through motherhood. These are some of the things that no one told me before I became a mum..

1) Strongest and Weakest
No one told me that when I become a mum, I’ll be the strongest and weakest I’ve ever been in my life. Strongest because I have to put up a brave front when my kids are hurting and tell them that everything will be ok. Even if all I want to do is go into a panic frenzy or curl in a ball and cry with them. Weakest because I am now the most vulnerable I have ever been in my life. My life is no longer just about me and what happens to me. It is now also about my little ones and I can’t imagine life without them or them without me. Continue reading

Hop and Honk – The Ugly Duckling and the Frog Prince

Hop and Honk, a musical weaving two familiar tales – the Ugly Duckling and the Frog Prince will be on at the Drama Centre Theatre, National Libray from 29 Oct to 15 Nov 2014.

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I Theatre has cleverly intertwine two classic fairy tales and combined it with top class performers, toe-tapping music, spectacular sets, glittering costumes, magical lighting and jaw-dropping puppetry to bring us a highly entertaining musical

I’m excited to see how they have merged the 2 stories to teach key values including racial harmony, tolerance and understanding, as well as self-worth and self-esteem, team work and creative thinking.

If you are looking for some entertainment for the kids, Hop and Honk might just be the thing!
Recommended for 4 years old to 18 years old and families.

Tickets are available through Sistic at $32 (Cat 1), $30 (Cat 2). The show duration is 85 minutes + a 15 minute interval.

For more details, visit http://www.itheatre.org or http://www.sistic.com.sg

Stay tuned for our review of the musical on Opening Day!

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Photo credits: I Theatre

Penguin Island – Perth (March 2014)

This was one of our favourite days of the trip! Jah was so amazed by his time at what he calls “Happy Feet” Island that he talked non-stop about it in the coming days and even when we were back in Singapore.

Penguin Island is just a 5 minutes ferry ride from the ‘mainland’. Tickets can be purchased at Rockingham Wild Encouters and you could spend your time at their adjoining Pengos café while waiting for your ferry which departs hourly. Tip – You could also takeaway some fries and snacks from the café to occupy the kids on the ferry or to eat on the island. Do note that there are no F&B outlets/ kiosks on the island. Jah was very excited that he was going to get to ride a boat to visit Happy Feet at his house. :p

The path leading us to our ferry

The path leading us to our ferry

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Family Bike Rides Begin with Yepp

Going for bike rides used to be Joel and Jah’s thing to do on Sunday morning..the boys morning out. It used to be especially helpful when I was pregnant with Bella and needed a slow start to the morning. We fitted Joel’s bicycle with a Yepp Mini, essentially a child bike seat which would carry up to 15 kg. It was a really cool child bike seat for 9 months to about 3 years old which was shock resistant and made of a water resistant material similar to Crocs shoes.

Yepp Mini in white

Yepp Mini in white

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