Monday, June 17, 2013

All that glitters is not gold

I really like pastries.

Each time I walk by Brunetti in Tanglin Mall, I'm attracted by how good everything seems to look on those wonderful shelves! They have heaps of shiny, colourful pastries screaming "try me" at the bar.

Recently, I went for a medical check-up at Gleneagles and needed to wait 2 hours for my medical report. It's a rare 2 hours for some "me time".

Since I didn't know what to do, I walked over to Tanglin Mall to have a morning coffee, catch up on some reading and then do some shopping.

I finally managed to try out Brunetti.

Alas, I was really quite disappointed.

The chocolate eclair I got wasn't good. The coffee was just alright taste wise but it wasn't hot enough...

Everything at the bar looked a lot less shiny to me after my coffee.. I decided I shouldn't spoil my day further, so I left soon after I finished my drink.

What a disappointing experience.

Nevertheless, I had a good time shopping in Tanglin Mall after that. The mall has a lot of interesting children's stores!

Brunetti Singapore
Add: 163 Tanglin Road #01-35/36, Tanglin Mall Singapore 247933
Tel: (65) 6733 9088

Friday, June 14, 2013

Baby Classes

It's only recently that I realised what a myriad of classes are available out there for babies..

Music classes, play groups, baby gyms, right brain training... you name it..

I like bringing Little N for baby classes.. or rather.. to try out baby classes.

We have been for a couple of trial classes now.. and what I like about these classes is that I get good tips and ideas on some of the activities I can do with Little N on my own.

Of course the internet is full of good ideas as well.. but a real class kind of also helps me see other babies and mummies in action!

Here's her during one of the classes we attended.

There was a short break for snacks and my girl was concentrating so much on hers that she didn't realized mummy stepped away for a minute to go grab her water bottle. (The mummy next to us helped kept an eye on her so she didn't roll off her chair or something.) 

She didn't move an inch off her seat.. but sat there quietly to polish off all her snacks.. (those that didn't drop off on to the floor anyway!)

The one class I'm really keen to try out and even sign up though.. is baby swimming class.

Little N likes water. She's enjoyed her baths since birth.. and we occasionally bring her to the pool.. and have her join us in the big pool. She seems to really enjoy herself.. and isn't afraid of the cold water.

I've not been able to find a class on weekends though. The world of baby classes, esp baby swimming classes are dedicated to SAHM (Stay At Home Mums) or mums with flexible working schedules. Boo.

Oh well, so in the meantime, I guess we'd just continue with our occasional weekend swimming (more like dipping) sessions together for now. The fun for her doesn't end at the pool. She likes the showers at the pool as well - the water jets are nice and strong. I suppose they feel like a waterfall to her!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013


I've really kind of disappeared from the blogging space - I have not blogged.. nor have I been reading many blog posts for quite some time now.

And the simple reason is that I've been swarmed at work.

Work has been really busy and stressful.. and somewhat depressing as well. I have had a number of leavers in my team recently.. and a lot of issues on my project.. leading to demoralised and demotivated staff.. and so on.. Some colleagues have been rather ill and have gone for operations.. so overall, things have been gloomy at work.

But things are starting to look a teeny weeny bit better.. Or so I think because I just can't see how it can get worse.

In the weekends or on my days off, I've been with the baby. She's almost 9 months now. Time flies!

She's getting really cute and I've been wondering if going to work and spending all this time away from her is worthwhile.

On the other hand though, it makes me treasure the time I get to spend with her more.

She has been a lot more active recently - crawling around at top speed (and getting into all kinds of accidents.. ouch!) and cruising around (ie walking around whilst holding on to something like the side of the sofa and the railing of her cot).

She also started to learn how to wave goodbye, shake hands and do all kinds of funny little tricks - so cute!

I look forward to coming home everyday just to see her.