If I were a time traveller…

You know the question that goes “if you could have one superpower, which one would that be?” I’ve always struggled to choose between teleportation and time travelling but well I do suppose they have their similarities. So yes since I’ve probably given this time travelling thing alittle more thought that the next person. I think it’s no surprise that if given the opportunity to time travel, I would be spoilt for choice on when I would choose to travel back to. So at the risk of sounding greedy, I have chosen just 3 ‘time’ to travel back to. :p

1) I would travel back to the day of my customary wedding
Not that I needed the day to be more perfect than it was. What could be more perfect than marrying your best friend right? :p But if there is one reason I want a do over, it is so that I can learn to relax and just enjoy the day. I think most couples can probably attest to the fact that their wedding day was probably one of the happiest day of their lives but also one of the most stressful days as well. If only we knew better to just relax and enjoy the moment with the love of our life.
1909526_48789331729_3631_n2) I would travel back to the day we induced Jah’s birth
As first time parents, we were in such a hurry to meet our first born that we were constantly ‘harassing’ our doctor about the possibility of inducing. Plus the fact that Jah was an extremely big baby (3.75kg by 38weeks), yes you can barely tell now right? :p We were concerned that we would not be able to have a natural birth if he came out any later and grew any bigger. Inducing him at 38weeks resulted in a 18hour labour and an emergency c section after all time. So yes if I could turn back time, I would let nature take it course (no pun intended) 🙂
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Don’t worry I’m not referring to time travelling repeatedly instead I’m referring to travelling more pre kids and travelling more pre Bella. Oh don’t get me wrong, I think we still do quite abit of travelling with 2 kids in tow. But I can’t help but now appreciate the simplicity of travelling just as a couple or with just one kid. Which makes me wish that we had travelled more often and for longer haul. That fear of bringing Jah on long haul flights now seems so minute compared to having to bring two kids on a long haul flight. So yes to parents with 1 kid, I say please please travel and satisfy your wanderlust. It’s not impossible to travel with more kids…just a very different experience. 🙂
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A Night of Magic at Raffles – Joe Labero (Media Invite)

I’m usually a cynic when it comes to magic or perhaps I have watched one too many episodes of shows that reveal the secrets of the trade. So when I was invited to catch Joe Labero’s a Night of Magic at Raffles, I figured well at the very least it would be a decent excuse for a date night (which Joel and I haven’t had in eons!)

On our way to our first date night in eons!

On our way to our first date night in eons!

The Jubilee Hall at Raffles Hotel really lent some spookiness and old world to this magic show

The Jubilee Hall at Raffles Hotel really lent some spookiness and old world to this magic show

The show was approximately one and a half hour long with no interval and the show went back and forth between ‘simple’ tricks to slightly more intriguing ones. Of course to be honest, the cynic in me was always looking out for the loopholes and trying to figure out how the trick was done. (Note here that I said trick and not magic). While I think I figured out the ‘loopholes’ of a couple of the tricks, there was of course also the question of how it was executed so cleanly and swiftly.
Then came the real deal which left the cynic in me dumbfounded and it was at times, literally jaw dropping. I honestly have no answers to how he managed to connect the wedding rings of random members of the audience or for that matter anything that involved audience participation and their own belongings. I understand that with the right props and the right amount of practice, most tricks can be perfected but the ones that involved the audience simply looked like magic! In fact just when you think it’s over and he wasn’t going to be able to pull out a bigger showstopper, he does!
This is truly a show that I’m glad I caught. In fact I expected Joel to be even more cynical than me but he was surprisingly very entertained and impressed. Trust me, he is not easy to impress! :p
For those who may be partial to magic shows like I was, you will at least be entertained and tickled by Joe Labero’s humour, sarcasm and wit. This guy would have had a good career in stand up comedy if he wasn’t an illusionist. 🙂
We even got one of his autographed 'flying' cards :)

We even got one of his autographed ‘flying’ cards 🙂

So yes thumbs up for our first live magic show and I would definitely recommend watching it, if and when he returns to Singapore next.
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Disclosure: We were invited by Joe Labero and Krall Entertainment to the show for a media review. No monetary compensation was received; all opinions are my own.