poo.pee.tantrums.tears.laughter.going insane.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Full Circle

About 25 years ago, I meet a little girl in school and we got along rather well. We hang out in school and after school. As the years went by we went on to the same secondary school, still saw each other around said our hellos and byes. Before I knew it this girl vanished, I didn't know what happened after secondary school. I had no idea which colleague she was in and we kind of lost each other. I thought about this girl once in while as I looked back on life and wondered what she was doing and whether she was okay.

In University I had to attend a Chinese proficiency camp because I had failed my Mandarin at A levels. So unwillingly I dragged my feet to Chinese Camp 1 year late. I didn't want to do it in my freshman year because I was adjusting and not ready. So in my 2nd year I had to face the dreaded 1 month long stay on campus Chinese camp. Call it fate but there she was, this girl, she was there right in front of me, in the same class! So we spend the next one month together and soon after that we lost each other again after we graduated.

12 years on, never in my wildest dream would I imagine that our paths would cross again. I found her through a friend on face book a couple of months ago.....and yesterday I saw her again after 12 years. She is now a woman, a great mother to 2 lovely children and still the same person she was 25 years ago. Sincere, generous, humorous and a great person just to be around. Our daughters who are 6 months apart became best friends immediately. Holding hands and talking to each other like they have known each all their lives.

So WF and IO have come full circle after 25 years. I am glad we have this opportunity to re-connect after all these years and become part of each others lives again. Thank you WF for a great day with the kids yesterday. Letitia and I are looking forward to our next play date.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Friday, November 16, 2007

Request for recipes

After I started blogging my recipes over the last week. I have been getting request to do the same for adult food. A pictorial step by stap guide to making Chicken Rice, Any thing Singaporean, anything that would impress a first date......

I also have been getting calls from other mums while they are grocery shopping asking me "Extra Virgin Olive oil is it?" and "what brand macoroni should i buy?"

Food and children really do bring people together. Hey! But it's great and I am really glad that I have made a difference in someone else's life cos of my cooking. Who would have thought? Ivy Ong dishing out toddler recipes on her blog! Infact I find it really ridiculous myself!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Strange Encounter

Today I had a strange encounter. I had a MSN conversation with an acquaintance whom I have probably only met a couple of times. This seemingly meaningless conversation we had about nothing made me realise that over the last 1 year, I have gone from the brink of a nervous break down to a person who is fully embracing motherhood with a new found fevour. Maybe its experience that I have gained over time, maybe its finally dawned upon me that I am a mother and I have to do best that I can. Or it could be that I finally realised that its a decision that I made to have a child and stay home to take care of this child. This is my choice and I am only responsible to myself and my child. I have stopped complaining that no one helps me with the chores. I have stopped complaining that no one takes over this huge responsibility of childcare from me. I have stopped bitching about the alienation from everything and everyone that I felt in the initial stages.

I asked myself what's so different. It's the same child, same house, same chores, same everything.

It's a different state of mind. I have embraced my identity as a mother. It is what defines me and I am proud of it. My worth and value as a person was dependent on the job I had, how much money I made and the friends I had. My identity, my entire being and purpose of existence came crashing down overnight with the arrival of a new born. I had to assume a brand new role, something which I had never done before, something that I was not taught to do. I cried, I wept and I struggled.

2 years on and much wiser......(I hope) I look back in retropect, knowing that it was a process that I had to go through and I won't have done it any other way. Cheers to my new found self esteem and my new strength as a woman, mother, wife and individual. Hear me roar!!!!

Having a ball.....cooking up a storm!

After about 4 days of documenting my culinary skills (err...ok cooking)

I realised that my photograhy sucks.
Taking pictures and cooking at the same time is not as easy as it seems.
I burnt my finger while attempting to balance the camera and laddle with 1 hand.
It's really fun!!!!! I am having a blast in the kitchen.
Why didn't I do this sooner?
People actually want to try my recipes.
When I get my wall oven I will start baking and making deserts.

Sunday, November 11, 2007


I have decided that I will document all the self created toddler recipes that I have invented. From today I will be posting the recipe of the lunches that I make everyday for Letitia to eat and will give you guys out there an honest opinion of how easy it was to make and how well received it was by my 2 year old toddler. So stay tuned for daily recipes.


This is a very lame and desperate attempt to find something meaningful to do because I am kinda bored! Hopefully one day she will read this and make the same stuff for her kids to eat.