I am  such a fan of babywearing. Babywearing is the practice of wearing or carrying a baby in a sling or in another form of carrier. I can’t stop singing praises for this practice of attachment parenting. Let me tell you why…

The physical contact of mother with baby increases oxytocin, also known as the “bonding hormone”. This will lead more intimate bonding between mother and baby. Good news for dads is that they can also practice baby wearing and promote bonding with baby.




I can do a lot when I babywear. I am handsfree! I can do my makeup, clean the room, blog or read book while drinking my morning drink. My husband and I can go for a dinner date because my baby is sleeping soundly in my carrier.




Since baby wearing can stimulate the release of oxytocin, this bondng hormone  is responsible in increasing breastmilk production. So for low-supply mommies, this practice of baby wearing can help you. Plus using this type of carrier can make me breastfeed in public discreetly. I have done it numerous times without anyone noticing.


All mommies know that it would take some time for a postpartum to return to its normal size (if it will ever). To avoid that awkward question by innocent inquisitive people, the “how far along are you?”, you get to showcase the product of the bulging belly while concealing the bulge.




I notice when I put my baby in my carrier, in a few minutes, he is fast asleep. He hears my heart beat and it is his lullaby. The act of baby wearing simulates the time when baby was inside mommy’s womb — warm and safe.


There are still so many benefits of baby wearing.  These are based on Dr. William Sears, the founder of attachment parenting taken from Wikipedia.org.

The Benefits of Babywearing include:

  • In the wearing of newborns in particular, the mothers’ oxytocin levels are increased through the physical contact with the infant, leading to a more intimate maternal bond, easier breastfeeding and better care, thus lowering the incidence of postpartum depression and psychosomatic illness in the mother;[2] similarly, the father carrying the baby has benefits for the paternal bond.
  • Infants who are carried are generally calmer because all of their primal/survival need are met. The caregiver can be seen, heard, smelled, touched, tasted, provide feeding and the motion necessary for continuing neural development, gastrointestinal and respiratory health and to establish balance (inner ear development) and muscle tone is constant.[3]
  • Infants are more organized. Parental rhythms (walking, heartbeat, etc.) can have balancing and soothing effects on infants.
  • Infants are “humanized” earlier by developing socially. Babies are closer to people and can study facial expressions, learn languages faster and be familiar with body language.[4]
  • Independence is established earlier.[3]
  • Attachment between child and caregiver is more secure.[5]
  • Decreases risk of positional plagiocephaly (“flat head syndrome”) caused by extended time spent in a car seat and by sleeping on the back. Sleeping on the back is recommended to decrease the risk of SIDS. Cranial distortion resulting from non-vehicular time in car seats has shown to be more severe than in children who develop plagiocephaly from back-lying on a mattress.[6] Concern over plagiocephaly has also led the American Academy of Pediatrics to recommend that infants “should spend minimal time in car seats (when not a passenger in a vehicle) or other seating that maintains supine positioning.”[7] None of the babywearing positions require infants to lie supine while being carried. Infants can even be worn while they sleep, also decreasing sleeping time spent in a supine position.

Of course it is also important to get a good carrier. I love my KTan carrier. Another good wrap carriers are Moby and Boba. If you want something that is of good-quality and proudly Pinoy product, Saya Baby carrier is the way to go.

Babywearing has all  these benefits and I get to hold my son so close as long as he wants me to….


There is a new kid in the block that is making waves in the fiction department. She is no other than Rainbow Rowell, the bestselling author of Eleanor & Park. But before I read Eleanor & Park, I grabbed another book of hers, Attachments and I did not regret it.


It is about a hot, awkward, nerdy IT guy Lincoln who lives with his mom and plays dungeons & dragon during the weekend. He works in company which allows him to snoop into the employees’ emails. He came across email conversations of two women, Jennifer and Beth. After weeks of monitoring their email convo, Lincoln started to fall for Beth.

The plot sound so simple like a close-ended question. Rainbow Rowell managed to expand the story by creating the characters of Jennifer and Beth to be entertaining. It was interesting how Beth and Lincoln get to conclude this weird, stalker-ish love story. This book reminds me of crushes, unrequited love and falling in love unexpectedly. It been a long time since I read a book that made my toes curl from sheer giddiness.And this book made my toes curl for a very long time…. I became Rainbow Rowell’s instant fan.



I was back again last week for my session in Slimming 101. One of the many great things about Slimming 101 is before starting a treatment, you get to taste their yummy herbal tea. It is unlike the usual herbal tea you’ve tasted because it doesn’t taste bitter at all and it has just a hint of the ‘herbally’ smell.



I am ready now for my treatment!

little miss honey


The session concentrated more on firing those nasty fat cells to tone my post-ceasarian section tummy. The therapist used the sono feature of this pretty machine. No heat was used for this session.




She used this transparent gel for this session.




Figure of 8 motion was applied on my tummy, waist and hips to blasts those fat cells and reveal a curvier waist until the machine beep to stop. A couple more centimetre was subtracted from my waist line after my session. No more fats! Bye! Bye!

It was a relaxing treatment and made my curvier during the process… Its like hitting two birds with one stone. Isn’t that fantastic?

Slimming 101

Funan Digitalife Mall


109 N Bridge Rd

+65 6336 8327

This is part of a series of posts sponsored by Slimming 101. I am part of the Slimming 101 Slim 9 Challenge.


After my Signature Meridian Therapy at Slimming 101 two weeks ago, I went for my Duo Body Define session.



DUO-ADVANCED BODY DEFINE is a non-invasive treatment that is a good alternative to liposuction. It works by reducing localised cellulite, body volume due to retention of water with localised areas. It is effective for tightening loose skin and improving body contour.

To start, they gave me their brown silk robe and disposable undies. Then measurements was made. I was ready for my session.


Pretty therapist, Ms. Lynn, performed the Signature Meridian Therapy where acupoints are stimulated to clear and balance flow of qi and blood. This will effectively break down stubborn fats and increases drainage for lymph nodes. I was told that it was obvious my digestion is no good.  Opps!

Then, the Duo-Advanced Body Define therapy started with application of this cold cream.


Same to what was done to Blogger Vivien during press conference, this pretty pink machine will be the magical machine of the day.

duo-advanced body define

First is the 10 minutes of Radiofrequency using the probe to promote collagen, skin elasticity and toning  You can feel the heat of the probe as it is massaged on the tummy. Then, 10 minutes of Sono to melt fat cells. I can hear the beeping sound like aliens are whispering morsecode into my ears as the fats were melting.


After the session was done, measurement was again made. I lost 2 cm from my waist line. Wow! Can’t wait for my next session…


Slimming 101

Funan Digitalife Mall


109 N Bridge Rd

+65 6336 8327

This is part of a series of posts sponsored by Slimming 101. I am part of the Slimming 101 Slim 9 Challenge. 


When I was younger, I dreaded the thought of childbirth. So during my 1st year in medical school (or maybe I was dreaming about it), it was included in the criteria that women below 5 feet are eligible for elective caesarean section. I said, yes! I can skip the pain of childbirth. I was young and immature back then. But during the course of my med school training, another guideline by the Obstetric Society circulated that elective caesarian section is not advised unless medically warranted or life-threatenng cases. So just because I am barely 5 feet that doesn’t excuse me from going the natural way.

When I got pregnant, now age-appropriate and less immature, I made a birth plan. Since elective caesarian section is out of the window, I planned a normal delivery via epidural anaesthesia in Iloilo City. I was due on July 5, 2014 and my hubby arrived in June 29 to be with me. Like an obedient baby and probably daddy’s little man, I started to labor just when I fetched my hubby at the airport. We waited a bit at home and when to the hospital at 6PM. When the resident doctor checked me,  I was 4-5 cm dilated. I was surprised becuase I didn’t feel much pain yet. I was wheeled into the labor room to monitor my labor. My progress of labor was doing well, I was 1 cm dilated every hour.  I still didn’t feel much pain at all. At 6 cm, I was still smiling and not needing my anaesthesiologist to hook me with epidural anaesthesia. I was feeling very confident that I can push out my baby without any trouble. I visualised how it will go and practiced my breathing techniques. When amnionotomy (artificial rupture of membranes  performed by a obstetrician to induce or accelerate labor) was done, I felt a bit of pain and my contractions are getting longer & irregular so I told them that we can start the epidural anaesthesia. When they noted my contractions are continually lagging, they hook me to a machine to monitor my contractions and my baby’s heart beat . They saw a long deep in the baby’ heart rate.  My  obstetrician announced to me that we have to do an emergency caesarian section.

I didn’t know what to feel that time because everything was a blur. It took a long time for them to do a spinal anaesthesia after several unsuccessful tries until the anaesthesiologist decided that I will deliver via general anaesthesia. I was silently panicking inside. I will be intubated. I will be unconscious throughout the whole procedure.  I won’t get to see my baby when he comes out. Will the general anaesthesia affect my baby’s well-being? Then when they started praying,  I inhaled the gas from mask placed on my nose & mouth and I blacked out.

I woke up with a dull pain in my lower abdomen and I said ‘my tummy hurts’ and ‘how is my baby?’ I heaved a sigh of relief when they said he was okay. So as I lay there in the recovery room, I wanted so bad to see my baby. I started in my early years hoping for a caesarian section but when I was there in the labor room all I wanted was to deliver my baby via normal delivery. I now feel why some women feels a mingle of regret and sadness that they went through caesarian section. Ask Rica Peralejo or Kate Winslet. I felt like I  failed my son by not delivering him the natural way. I am sad that I am not a warrior woman like other women.  Maybe it was the postnatal blues talking.

When I cried and told my hubby my sentiments when I was transferred back in my room, he told me that the most important thing is our baby is fine. It doesn’t matter where he came out from. It was the right decision or else if I pushed the normal delivery, I could have endangered by son’s life. It made me understand why some post-cs moms feels that they wished they have experience vaginal delivery and why moms who delivered normally without any analgesia feels a certain pride. But now,  I realised either way, the most important thing is that I have my son to hold now. And when he ask how he was born, I will proudly show him my vertical scar in belly and say, “You came out here, my son and you are God’s most amazing gift to me and your Dad”




When I was pregnant with Naj, I have planned to breastfed him that is why I bought this ridiculously-expensive breastpump. But I didn’t realise how strongly I felt and wanted to breastfed my son until I gave birth to him. I only hold got to hold him 3 days after I gave birth to him via caesarian section. My milk only came in 5 days postpartum. When I finally got to hold my son and he latched to my breast perfectly, I saw he got frustrated that he couldn’t get any milk. I initially top up my lack of supply with formula milk. But he keep vomiting out most of the formula milk and he get cranky with colic. As my milk supply increased, I finally fed my son full breastmilk. But dilemma arises when I have to go back in  Singapore without him. He had to rely half on donor milk and formula milk while I filled our freezer here in Singapore with expressed. Now, I am s happy to announce that my son is with here in Singapore and he is in full breastmilk. I maybe facing low supply issues and is worried that my milk stash will run out. But I adamant that I’ll breastfeed Naj at least until he is one year old. I know the benefits of breastfeeding and here are few of them:


WHO recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six monte of life. Breastmilk is the ideal food for newborns and infants. It gives infants all the nutrients they need for healthy development. It is safe and contains antibodies that help protect infants from common childhood illnesses like diarrhea and pneumonia. Adults who were breastfed as babies are less likely to be overweight or obese. They are less likely to have Diabetes.




When my baby was on formula milk, I was so surprised that one small can cost 500pesos which he can finish in two days! How can we spend so much in chemical-filled powder which destroy my son’s virgin gut? Now, we saved a lot because we don’t need to buy formula mik. The best things in life are free! Breast milk is one of those.


Any breastfeeding mom would say that the best thing about breastfeeding is when your baby looks up to you as he latches on and you cuddle him close. It melts my heart every time. There is a different wonderful feeling that you get to provide sustenance and good food for your baby. You see how happy your baby gets when takes your milk. This is a great bonding moment for mom and baby something mothers would treasure.



There are studies supporting that breastfed babies have higher IQ and scoring higher on language & intelligence tests. Don’t we all want our babies to grow up smart? They say it has to do wit all the amino acids, omega-3 and good cholesterol in the breastmilk.


                                             Liquid Gold


Miranda Kerr and Emily Blunt swears by breastfeeding helped them shed off their postpartum weight. Breastfeeding can burn 600 to 1000 calories daily. Wow! Isn’t that great?

So keep on breastfeeding, mommas! Breast is the best!



I was selected to be one of the four bloggers to participate in the Slimming 101 Slim 9 Challenge. I am adamant to get back into shape after giving birth two months ago to my sweet baby Naj.

slimming 101

As I entered Slimming 101 Centre, I was greeted by their pretty, slim and very friendly consultants. I was given an herbal tea before I started with the treatment.

herbal tea

I was asked to step into this innocent looking machine that I realise is one scary little machine. It reveals a lot or should I say ‘too much’ of my weight and fats!!! I normally don’t weigh myself so I learned that I am 5 kg heavier from my pre-pregnancy weight. I have to lose you, 5 kg! Just wait and see. I also learned I have very high visceral fats. And my metabolic weight is older than my real age. My metabolic age is 35 years old.



After the weighing, I was ushered in the sauna. I enjoy saunas so I was in my relaxed  meditative state in my 15 minutes inside.




Then, I was ready for my 1st of four sessions for the Slim9 Blogger’s Challenge by Slimming 101. I got to experience their SIGNATURE MERIDIAN THERAPY.

slimming 101

SIGNATURE MERIDIAN THERAPY starts with an massage using a lemon oil. I love the citrusy smell of the scrub. Then the consultant proceeds by doing an acupressure body therapy using Traditional Chinese Medicine Principles. It will clear blockage and balance flow of qi and blood through stimulation of acupoints. I was told it will help by increasing my metabolism and aid in improvement of my digestion. I find it very relaxing.

After the acupressure, the therapist covered me with a thin sheet of plastic then wrap over it a hot blanket. She warned me that I will be sweating profusely so one of them will time to time come over to help me wipe my sweat because I can’t ( my hands will be wrapped inside the hot blanket). It was very nice of them. All the therapists of the centre are well-trained and very very nice. I really thought that there will be no need of that because I don’t sweat a lot. Boy, i was so wrong! 15 minutes in the hot blanket, I was sweating in places I didn’t know can sweat. It reminds me of Bikram yoga which I really miss. It is like Bikram yoga while doing the corpse-pose (supine lying position) for 30 minutes.

After the sweat session, I was led to the shower where I get to use their sister-company Beijing 101 shampoo and conditioner. Then measurement was again done. I lose 200g! Woopedo!!!

I had a chat session with the consultant and assessed my dietary lifestyle. I was advised to drink more water to flush out water retention and toxins. I can’t wait for next several sessions with Slimming 101!

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Welcome to the real world of marriage , where hairs are always on the sink and little white spots cover the mirror, where arguments come on which way the toilet paper comes off and whether the lid should be up pr down. It is a world were shoes do not walk o the closet and drawers do not close themselves, where coats do not like hangers and socks go AWOL during laundry. In this world, a look can hurt and  a word can crush. Intimate lovers can be enemies and marriage is a battlefield.”


Marriage is indeed a battlefield. But if both spouses are good warriors, you realise that the enemy is not each other, what you are fighting  for is your love for each other.  Falling in love maybe fun, but for me, being married is much better. Don’t get me wrong, marriage is hard. But I went into marriage with a realistic view and wiped my rose-colored glasses  clear of fairytale love. They say the average life span of romantic love is two years. I think if you stick around after two years, it evolves into something more deep and comforting. I like marriage better because it is more stable, predictable and reliable. I  know that might sound boring but in life, those are more valuable than fleeting romantic love. But yes, you would need a gallon of patience, a litre of understanding and lots of sprinkle of forgiveness. For marriage to work, you must really “work” for it. Make it a priority.

We have a saying among Filipinos,”Ang Pag-aasawa ay Hindi Parang Susubo ng Mainit na Kanin at Iluluwa na Lamang Kapag Napaso.” (Marriage is not like a hot rice that you can just spit out because it’s too hot.) If you are not willing to make an effort then better not enter into it at all.

Gary Chapman, a renowned marriage counsellor, formulated the 5 LOVE LANGUAGES primarily for married couples. He wrote a book about these 5 Love Languages and because a bestseller in no time. It is an invaluable discovery for married couples and resurrected & saved a lot of marriages. A husband would say I say I-love-you all the time to my wife, why does she still doubt that I don’t love her. A wife would say, I am slaving away in the kitchen for my husband and our kids, why doesn’t my husband appreciate that. Mr. Chapman can answer those  questions. You see people are wired differently so they receive and give love differently. Hence, the 5 love languages.  First learn your love language and then earn your partner’s  love language. Believe me, this little knowledge can save you marriage.



This love language is by showering your spouse genuine praises and compliments.You use words to communicate how much you love your spouse. You should never get tired of affirming your love for your partner with constant I-love-yous. A person whose love language is Words of Affirmation would often ask you, ” Do I look good in this?” “Do you really love” “What do you think of my cooking”. They have this innate need to hear you assuring them with your gentle loving words of affirmations.


A wife would receive a lot of gifts from his husband and would hear her husband saying “I-love-you”s to her constantly but she still feels unloved. She realised that she feels more love from her husband when her husband would help her in taking care of their children or would offer to vacuum the living room or mow the lawn. For her actions speak louder than words. Offering to help out in a project, fixing broke cabinet or driving your partner to word are gestures of love for a person whose love language is Acts of Service.


Don’t be quick to judge that a person whose love language is receiving gifts are materialistic. The gift can even be a simple paper flower or a card with loving dedications. For them it is priceless like a diamond necklace. These person with this love language prefers something tangible for them to grasp the love of their partners. A surprise gift are welcomed with immense joy that they know they are loved.


Person with love language wants their partner’s undivided attention when they are together. It is important that you would give the time to be together. So turn off the TV, don’t fiddle on your phones or  don’t be distracted. Focus on your partner when you are together because that is what your partner’s needs from you. Bond together with deep conversations or meaningful shared activities.


I am not talking about sex. Physical touch can be in a non-sexual way. Person with this love language feels more love if he/she is being touched. Humans are born with a need for physical warmth. That’s why you see babies love to be carried or snuggled up in their mom’s embrace. When a person with this love language noticed the lack of physical intimacy from their partner, they feel unloved. So a hug, a kiss  and even a  light  playful pat  on  the bottom sends so much happy signals to this  person.

If you want to know your love language, take this QUIZ.

Below are tips for you to use once you know your love language and your partners.


You can also get a copy of this devotional book based on the 5 LOVE LANGUAGES. Pretty wife of PBA player Doug Kramer, Cheska Garcia-Kramer reads this book daily as her guide for a loving married life.



Singapore is celebrating Mooncake Festival, also known as Mid-Autumn Festival. The festival has 3 fundamental concepts: GATHERING ( of family, friends or harvest), THANKSGIVING (of blessing and harvest) and PRAYING (for babes, marriage, beauty and better future). This is also the time for matchmaking, courtship, marriage and girls praying for fullfilment of their romantic wishes.


It originated from an old Chinese story: (taken from Wikipedia)

Lihui Yang’s Handbook of Chinese Mythology:

‘In the ancient past, there was a hero named [Hou] Yi who was excellent at archery. His wife was Chang’e. One year, the ten suns rose in the sky together, causing great disaster to people. Yi shot down nine of the suns and left only one to provide light. An immortal admired Yi and sent him the elixir of immortality. Yi did not want to leave Chang’e and be immortal without her, so he let Chang’e keep the elixir. But Feng Meng, one of his apprentices, knew this secret. So, on the fifteenth of August in the lunar calendar, when Yi went hunting, Feng Meng broke into Yi’s house and forced Chang’e to give the elixir to him. Chang’e refused to do so. Instead, she swallowed it and flew into the sky. Since she loved her husband very much and hoped to live nearby, she chose the moon for her residence. When Yi came back and learned what had happened, he felt so sad that he displayed the fruits and cakes Chang’e liked in the yard and gave sacrifices to his wife. People soon learned about these activities, and since they also were sympathetic to Chang’e they participated in these sacrifices with Yi.’

But the best thing about Mooncake Festival is their moon cakes! It comes in different flavours and is rich in calories hehe… The round shape of the moon cake represents completeness and unity.


Happy Mooncake Festival!


This is a late post but indulge me anyway. Last May 18, 2014 was me and my hubby’s 1st wedding anniversary. I was hoping that my hubby will be having an day off from work but unfortunately it didn’t work out that way. I intended to have a whole day plan for our anniversary but since he will still be working until 7 PM on that day, we opted for a dinner instead.

I have been interested in THE WHITE RABBIT so it was a perfect oppurtunity to try one of the talked about restaurant in Singapore. What is interesting about The White Rabbit is that it is a restored old chapel turned restaurant bar. They serve European cuisine & cocktails and is mainly a fine-dining restaurant.

The White Rabbit

The White Rabbit

My hubby and I met up at Orchard. We took a taxi from there to Dempsey area. It took roughly around 9minutes from Orchard to the restaurant. The place was a bit inaccessible. You would need your own car or get a taxi to get there.

The interiors of this old-chapel-turned-restaurant played with simplistic decors and allowed the stain-glass windows & remnants of the chapel to give the place a unique charm. At night, the yellow-dimmed lights gives off an air of mystery ad romance.

the white rabbit

the white rabbit

the white rabbit

The staff were very courteous and we felt well attended to. While we waited for our orders, we took some pictures and enjoyed their bread basket. I was 7 months pregnant during that time, hence, the big belly…. However, I have to say the waiting for our orders was a bit toooo loooong…..


Mr. B

Mrs. B

Mrs. B

But they are easily forgiven because we love their food! The meal were fascinatingly flavorful and the meat were all tender and juicy. I wish they came with rice, though.



the white rabbit


The White Rabbit

For sides, we got some TRUFFLED MAC & CHEESE WITH MUSHROOMS. My husband loves Mac & Cheese. Their version is more of a sophisticated version of the classic comfort food.

The White Rabbit

We ended the dinner with a CHOCOLATE MOELLEUX. It is a French dessert consisting of a chocolate cake with a liquid centre. I think it is another name for a chocolate lava centre. It comes with a passion fruit ice cream. It came with a surprise greeting! I remembered I mentioned during my reservation that it was our 1st wedding anniversary. How thoughtful of them!

The White Rabbit

The White Rabbit

The White Rabbit

Thank you, White Rabbit!

The White Rabbit

39C Harding Road, Singapore 249451

+65 9721 0536