Nanyang Optical’s Project Junior – high quality lenses for kids with myopia

We made a pair of spectacles for K at Nanyang Optical recently. They have a Project Junior program, specially tailored for children. We were welcomed by Anthony, who was both friendly and knowledgeable. He took K through the steps of assessing her eyesight patiently and professionally. Here he is, sussing out K’s degree, to see whether it has increased since… Read more →

ParkRoyal on Kitchener – festive menu and decor with heart

An evening of warm mulled wine, turkey and ham, as well as Christmas carols playing throughout the night – what better way to feel all Christmassy as we enter into the season of Advent? ParkRoyal on Kitchener is a stone’s throw away from Farrer Park MRT station. Our family was invited to witness their lobby light up, and experience their… Read more →

Let children be children

I read an article recently about how one should not throw lavish large parties for kids’ birthdays. Upon reflection, there is wisdom in that, for it certainly (however unintentionally) creates a sense of entitlement in kids and a sense that joy and pride comes from owning nice things (the ‘sizeable’ presents that other parents feel obliged to purchase when invited… Read more →

Aureus Academy – steady progress and upcoming Winter Camp!

It has been almost three months, so how have B’s lessons been progressing? Well, for a start, she looks forward to walking through these doors to Teacher Ann’s class every week! Apart from the My First Piano book, B has learning about 5 tunes from these simple scores. With bright colours and large letters, she’s able to learn quickly and… Read more →

Primero Singapore – affordable, high quality home and office furniture (with Giveaway!)

Want to get high quality furniture that is well-designed, but baulk at the prices at brick-and-mortar stores? If so, Primero is certainly one option you should check out! Rental in malls for shopfront space usually slaps on a significant layer of cost to the items we purchase, which is why more and more people are turning to online purchases. Whilst… Read more →

My hawker heroes from Tampines Round Market

Being a hawker is a thankless, tiring task. Especially in Singapore, where customers are impatient and sometimes arrogant in how they relate to hawkers. Personally, I am thankful for our hawkers, especially the older generation, who continue in this back-breaking trade, even though many of them can afford to hang up their woks or coffee socks. One of our best… Read more →