Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Giveaway- Triangle Bibs

Hello friends :)
We are doing okay. Did I mention that the horrible baby jet lag is over? It took a week to finally end. She's back to her regular routine now.

There's a new giveaway at the Myla Rae Baby Shop. Click here to take part.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Giveaway time :)

The cellular blankets are back in stock at the Myla Rae baby shop :)
Sg 22.90 including normal mail (international mail available too)
And now in 2 new colours - purple and mint

And we are doing our first giveaway!
Click here to take part in the giveaway, which ends tomorrow. Winner picked by randomizer tmr...

Have a great week ahead!

P/s- the baby jet lag is over and her sleeping pattern is back to her normal one. Phew!!!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Having a Laugh at the Expense of my Younger Self

My brother was at my mum's house helping to clear out some of my junk from my old bedroom. (She was digging for my old Christening gown I wore as a baby so Myla can wear it for her baptism next month. I was baptised as a newborn though but the gown should fit her because I was born a whopper baby and Myla is still very small for her age because she still hasn't caught up to full term baby size yet, I think she never will, and will always be small sized, the doctor said it'll take till 1 year old to catch up... but who knows). 
Anyway.. OMG some of the shit my brother unearth from my childhood/teenhood... he Whatsapped me some pictures of what he found.
A super fugly watch, which I swore was never mine. Ewww. (But it was in my room, amongst all my old stuff... so... it probably was mine and I thought it to be stylish when I was younger but I've blocked that memory out now haha)
 And there were some pastel(?) portaits... which I also swore THOSE NOT MY ARTWORK LA. But there's no denying it when each masterpiece is signed off with my name. Omg how disgustingly deluded I was.
 This piece above in particular, I message my brother - "That ugly boy leaning on one arm I think is (insert ugly ex boyfriend's name here)"

To which my brother responded that actually, all the portraits were of him and confirmed that fact because apparently, the super organized younger me had written out a content page at the front page of this sketch book detailing the subject and his age at the time. My only subject I had was my younger brother. bahahahhaha

This is super embarrassing... but I can't not share it, I find is hilarious. What are some of your childhood stuff/activities which you find majorly embarrassing now? 

Friday, August 12, 2016

13 Free Things To Do In Singapore (Sponsored post)

Come See The Dolphins At Sisters Island Marine Park:
Some of Singapor's best coral reefs are located here so if you like snorkeling, you will
love it. This park not only offers incredible diversity but warm, super clear blue waters to
engulf yourself in.

Outside of snorkeling and swimming, you can apply for a camp permit or picnic under
wonderful palm trees. If you want to join in on guided tours, don't forget your camera! You
will get some great shots of our visiting Dolphins!

The Buddha Tooth Temple:
Inspired by the Tang Dynasty, this building is absolutely exquisite! To this day, Buddhist
devotees, from all over the world, worship here. You will experience cultural chanting and
witness Monks leading processions. You will be offered a free vegetarian dish, though
donations are welcomed!

Bukit Timah Mountain Bike Trail:
This 6km trail is a great deal of fun and perfect for experienced bikers. Just recently
restored, your experience will be much safer for your biking experience. Get your
adrenaline pumping and join in on the fun!

Volunteering Animal Lovers:
Come join SPCA and Animal Lovers League to spread love to your four-legged friends.
Volunteering your time is a lot of fun but also hard work and devotion in order to take care
of these wonderful animals.

Changi Point Boardwalk:
Located on the Changi coastline, take a leisurely walk along the boardwalk and enjoy
amazing sunrises and sunsets. Make sure you have your camera available for great shots
of the wide open sea and towering majestic trees.

Changi Beach:
This is one of the most popular beaches and parks in Singapore. You can watch air crafts
soar over as they approach the airport which is spectacular! It's also very popular for
campers during the weekends or while on holiday.

MacRitchie Treetop Walk:
Spilling over with rich vegetation, your eyes are in for a real treat while walking along the
suspension bridge. Bask in its rich canopy habitat for many animals and exotic plants.
This has got to be one of the most beautiful experiences in all of Singapore. (Don't visit
during storms)

Farmart Where Little Ones Can Feed Animals:
Grab up your kids and come over to Farmart, it's free and kids will be thrilled feeding the
four-legged residents. Rabbits, tortoises and goats are just a few animals looking for a
special treat! You do have to purchase the food, but otherwise entrance is free. The farm
is surrounded by shops that are worth stopping by for added treasures.

Experience Magnificent Southern Ridges:
These Southern Ridges will give you panoramic views of both natural and urban
Singapore. The 10km trail goes from Mount Faber to NUS, passing through Henderson
Waves and Hort Park. This is great for people with medical conditions as it's a very casual
walk and is great for young children as well. Make sure you bring plenty of water, some
sunscreen and your camera for amazing photos.

Visit Little India Heritage Trail:
The trail starts at Tekka Centre which offers scrumptious, authentic thosai and tarik. The
centre also offers a wet market and everything else in between. Inhale the rich aromas of
jasmine flowers, spices and herbs while wandering through many wonderful shops. You
can purchase flowers, Indian sweet delicacies, prayer items and gold jewelry. The trail will
guide you past towering structures such as Tan Teng Niah House, which is a Chinese
villa, and Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple. Before visiting here, you may download the iOS
app, Waalkz, which is a walking guide.

Come Explore Chek Jawa:
Come embrace this beautiful natural habitat located on the far Eastern edge of Pulau Ubin.
It's a perfect day trip for getting away from the hustle and bustle of city life. If you stop by
when the tides are low, you will see amazing marine life right in front of you. Bring your
camera for incredible memories, sunscreen, some food and bottled water.

Join Singapore Footprints:
They organize exceptional walking tours and all you have to do is show up at the meeting
place and join in! These tours take place every Saturday and Sunday, you will discover
hidden treasures and Singapore's amazing history. The tour runs for 2.5 hours and no
reservations are required. There are two tours: one covers hidden secrets at the historic
Bras Basah & Bugis precinct. The other studies the civic district and beautiful banks of the
Singapore river.

Free Movies Under The Stars:
The drive-in and picnic areas are very popular among the locals. Screenings are offered
in various locations around Singapore and you can even vote for your favorite movie! It's a
lot of fun and won't cost you anything.

Article is written by Cheap First Class tickets online services

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Embarrassing Times When Singapore made the World's Sex Headlines

I just wrote about the top 3 times in recent years when Singapore made the world's sex headlines... and it was embarrassing.

Click here to read


Hope you are enjoying the National Day holidays. Also, blood hell.... where did the time go? Feels like only very recently we were doing the whole SG50 National Day thing.

Monday, August 08, 2016

Happy National Day - Baby Jet Lag is REAL

So.... our month away in Scotland went well for Myla. She adjusted so well there, in fact, apart from being extra tired and going to bed early that first day of arrival (we were ALL tired actually, not just her), jet lag didn't seem to affect her at all.
I thought... wow what a trooper, my baby REALLY IS such a good sleeper. Even after crossing 7 time zones, she is able to sleep on demand in the evening and won't wake up until 10-12 hours later. (She has been sleeping through the night since 2 months plus, and was 6months old when we went to Scotland).

She is now 7 months old, we just got back to Singapore a few days ago. Ohmaigad. Her clock is haywire.

The first evening, the shocker was when she woke up at 11pm. WTF is this? Maybe she's hungry, so I fed her, but she would not go back to sleep. So I was up to entertain her until 3am. Then she just knocked her self out into dreamland like magically. I counted back the clock and it made sense, it's 8pm UK time (I usually put her to bed at 7.30ish). She's on the UK clock.
We spent part of the holiday at David's parents house

At first I thought maybe after being away from her crib for a month, she is no longer used to being in a crib, she wants to sleep in our bed (cos she been sleeping in the same bed with us on holiday). Tried that because I was desperate, but it made no difference here. Good also, I don't want her in our bed, too risky... there's David, who has the tendency to put heavy limbs over me and Lola, and there's Lola, whom I love to bits but you cannot trust a dog with a baby (I can't supervise their interaction if I'm asleep!).

Also, she will sleep deeply at 3am... all the way until I wake her up at 9 or 10 am. If I don't wake her up, I think she will sleep her usual 10 to 12 hour stretch.

Well, anyway, it has been happening for several nights now. Nothing soothes her back to sleep, not bouncing, not baby wearing, etc etc. Both David and myself are jet lagged too, but the difference is... when we cannot sleep at night, we make ourselves sleep, or go on Facebook or whatever ... we don't bang our heads on the cot screaming and crying.

I've tried to leave her in the cot, see if she would get tired and bored and just go to bed. But she didn't, she started crawling around in there (she can't really hold her head up when she crawls yet.. so I could hear her creep and smack her head on the mattress.) 15 minutes later, the situation was no better, plus she twacked her head on the cot rails quite hard *sad face*, so I carried her out, and went into the living room so she would not keep David awake with her crying. He gets frustrated with it easily, shouting at her to SHUT UPPPPPP. So it doesn't help the situation.

Anyway, so yeah, I just sit with her in the dark in the living room, with some quiet, relaxing play with her. She likes it and stops crying. But I also don't want to make it a habit man. 11pm to 3 am.

I read up online and it seems that travelling West to East (Like UK to SE Asia or worse still, UK to Australia) is far harder to cope with than the other way round. No wonder we didn't get any jetlag flying from SG to UK/ East to West).

I suppose if your baby doesn't sleep through the night or is a bad sleeper anyway, you will not see the difference jet lag makes. Maybe the jet lag might even help! But for Myla, because she has been such a consistent sleeper, the difference now is literally like night and day. And I'm panicking because I don't want to go back to the times with sleepless nights.. not after all the effort I put in to sleep train her and establish a routine that works.

I let her have her usual naps in the afternoon, but I can tell it's not her usual nap.. in a sense that it's so DEEP. It looks like her night time sleep, only difference is I wake her after 45 mins or 1 hour (her usual nap duration). And in the early night time, her sleeps are light, almost as if she is taking naps, and wakes up after an hour, wanting to play/drink milk.
Back in SG, Myla has exhausted me, pic courtesy of David, thanks ah :/

HOPE THIS PASSES SOON. I will take her swimming tomorrow in the sunshine, hopefully that will reset her circadian (?) rhythm.