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.


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…


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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.

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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.

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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


I am currently treading the uncharted waters of motherhood. Like most new moms I have so many unanswered questions: How can I make my baby stop crying? How can I increase my milk supply? Another heavy question most new moms would ask is, “How I lose my post-pregnancy weight?” I may have lose majority of the excess weight from pregnancy but there are those pesky stubborn kilos that wouldn’t budge. And pregnancy has left this little momma unsightly bulges here and there. So like a cosmic answer to my nagging question, I was one of the privileged bloggers invited to attend the press conference for Slimming 101‘s  latest treatment, the DUO-ADVANCED BODY DEFINE.

Slimming 101 is a leading centre that helps in achieving a person’s desired body shape and treats weight problem inside out. They use  high-technology machine and combine it with traditional Chinese medicine treatment, to give their clients a holistic approach. It is the sister-company of the Beijing 101, Singapore’s No.1 Hair Care Centre.

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The centre give off a very quirky and flirty vibe. I love the colours of the interior and the dainty drawings of empowered women on the wall.

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                                       One of the treatment room

After a tour of the centre, all the bloggers headed to one room where the therapists will demonstrate the DUO-ADVANCED BODY DEFINE treatment. The model for the day is the energetic, fun and pretty fellow blogger Vivien Goh of

Vivien Goh

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.

duo-advanced body define

The treatment is started by application of this Slimming 101 magical shaping essence.


Then, one of the Slimming 101’s best therapist, Lynn, performed the Signature Meridian Therapy which is a Acupressure body therapy.  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.

slimming 101

slimming 101

When the Signature Meridian Therapy was done, Lynn prepped Vivien’ tummy with cold cream. The Duo-Advanced Body Define is done using a probe and pressing it on the tummy continuously in directions resembling the figure of 8 for 20 minutes. The next step is the fat-blasting treatment. The machine would have this continuous beeping sound that signifies that fats are being blasted in succeeding rate. Vivien can hear the beeping sound louder than all of us.

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Look at the Before and After pictures of Vivien’s tummy. Duo-Advanced Body Define claims that it can reduce inches from the waist even in one session.

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slimming 101

So, what do you think, guys?

Just by looking at Vivien’s curvaceous waist, I am sure you all would be running to Slimming 101 Centre…. I was so excited when I saw the difference!

The next session is the TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine ) Therapy. We met the resident TCM doctor and took a comprehensive history of Vivien’s health and lifestyle habits. Listening and observing the doctor’s detailed examination and being a medical professional myself, I realised how we should make a big empathise on what we consumed and how it will affects our condition. Eating the wrong type of food can affect our metabolism, our moods and our success in achieving our desired body target.


Thank you, Slimming 101 for an enlightening experience…. I am happy to announce I am one of the bloggers chosen to join the 101 Slimming challenge. Hello sexy curves, I will see you soon…

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                              Hoping to achieve that svelte body too


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I have confessed before, shopping for clothes stresses me out. I prefer if family and friends would buy me clothes or give me their hand-me-downs. I have a male-mentality in shopping. Don’t get me wrong. I love fashion but I hate shopping. How Ironic is that? I hate hopping to one shop and another shop and another shop to find that perfect dress. But nothing is more stressful than shopping for jeans! Arggh! It is so hard to find a perfect pair.

But recently my husband (who is the better shopper than me) taught me some tricks in finding the perfect pair of jeans. Thank God, there are a lot of stylish jeans online perfect for my lazy legs who hates roaming around the mall.


It is important to know your waist and hip size before buying. Let this be your guide in purchasing one. However, it is good to note that if you buy a perfectly fitted jeans, it will stretch one size up after a several wears.



So after knowing your size, you should be aware of your body type. Boot-cut jeans, those with a semi-flare, flatters most body types but are perfect for those with large hips and big bottoms.  If you are lacking on  a bottylicious behind, opt for jeans with pockets to make it bulkier from behind. If you have that perfect hourglass figure, then you can never go wrong with a skinny jeans. Petite women would look great in a straight-leg jeans to give that illusion of length. If you are a tall woman with athletic built  wearing boyfriend jeans would be the one for you. Wide leg jeans are also flattering in tall and curvy women.

Catwalk 88, Supper Skinny Dark Rinse Crop Jeans, Zalora

Catwalk 88, Supper Skinny Dark Rinse Crop Jeans from Zalora


When in doubt, buy duplicates of jeans you already own. You can experiment by changing the color or with adding embellishments. This can ensure you that you bought the right pair.


Rise in the jeans is the length from the crotch to the waist band. There are 4 types of rise in jeans: high rise, regular rise, low rise and super low rise. A high rise elongates a tall woman while low rise can lengthen a short torso. Now, if you are sporting a postpartum tummy like me, low rise jeans will give me that unsightly ‘muffin-top’ so I better stick with the traditional rise.


Mango Skinny Newpaty Jeans from Zalora

Mango Skinny Newpaty Jeans from Zalora


This doesn’t mean you have to be brand-conscious. But some poor-quality jeans can wear-out after two washes. Yes, two washes! It happened to me. Good quality jeans also has better and smooth seam work. Rough seam work can feel uncomfortable against the skin which makes you regret you bought it in the first place.

Once you purchased the jeans, remember to have it cut just above your ankle or if you are wearing heels, at the midline of your ankle.

If you are currently in search for a good pair of jeans like me, use this voucher code “ZAHONEY15” to get a good discount at

Happy Jeans-shopping, guys!