Importing a post from my other blog! – NtN We’re back from a marathon trip to the Philippines where we celebrated not one, but two first birthday parties for Peanut! *whew* We had a lot of help from family and friends for both events. One was a Jollibee kiddie party (of course!) complete with a dance number from Jollibee and the crew and a lot of fun and noisy games for kids and grown-ups (a.k.a. […]
A long overdue review. Peanut was three months old when we had him baptized… and he just turned one! I intended to churn out the review within a week MAX of the event, complete with photos and rating stars and all that. Mom-hood and work stomped all over such well-intentioned plans. Plans are for wimps, it scoffed. Better late than never. For the uninitiated / non-Filipinos: baptism is practically required in the Philippines (come to […]
As proof that I never learn (having just merged one of my other blogs to this site), I recently started another blog about new parenthood and being a full-time working mom in Singapore. To those so inclined, do check out the new blog here and here. Salamat!
I’m currently organizing Peanut’s baptism celebration. We’re flying home towards the end of the month especially for the event; we figured why not hold it in the Philippines, most of the ninangs and ninongs are based back home anyway. After the church was settled (a story I’ll save for another time), I set about finalizing the reception venue. I eventually found a restaurant that accepted large group reservations at a reasonable distance from the church (surprisingly difficult in the Makati / BGC […]
Six weeks on and we’ve kind of settled into a routine with Peanut. Being a first-time mum is tough. I don’t think I can adequately describe how challenging the first weeks are. You’re expected to care for a tiny person fully dependent on you to survive (the pressure!) while juggling sleep deprivation (which actually led to me having a few scary-as-hell sleep paralysis episodes) and everywhere-all-over kind of body ache (back, bum, name it). Being a new parent is rewarding, but man is […]