Sunday, January 24, 2021

Blessed 14th..

You gave the headstart for me to be mom, the first one to make us parents.
Stil cannot believe it has been 14 years.
Chatty since young, nothing could stop you from asking questions.
所谓 #打破砂锅问到底 那就是你。
有时候你真的很烦,可是却又很懂事。
Whatever you will be. Most importantly, I pray for you to grow and lean towards Him. Be a Godly man, heed, live and lead His word.
Blessed 14th kolo.

Pic 1: today is korkor's bday and didi is in a good mood.
Pic 2: make one wish why so many people close their eyes?
Pic 3: whose birthday is it actually?

#rayconniebaby #myeldestson

Friday, January 01, 2021

Bye 2020.. hello 2021

See how much the kids grown.

And someone going on to P1

While another one started his volunteering stint as he grows closer to Him.

We all agree that it had indeed been a tough year, from our first Covid case till wearing masks as the new norm, guess this works on our tenacity and resiliency.

Let's not dwell upon what had passed and look forward to a great year ahead.
Pray for your good health and a blessed year ahead.

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Turning 6..



And someone had a early birthday celebration today with gong gong, popo and his dear cousin!
To me, turning 6 is a bit milestone. Going to Primary School next year is one of them but also for the mum to hide her tears as there will be NO more babies in da house!
Blessed birthday Lil I. You are so so precious to us. I am sure you know being the youngest has its perks.
#rayconniebaby #myyoungestson

Monday, September 07, 2020

Learn how to ride a bicycle with Byke Now

As parents, we all agree that other than the academic achievements our children have, we also hope they can attain certain skills set. It may not be an age defining skill as this certainly cannot be apply to me. 


Cycling is always what I wanted to learn but obviously I didn't. But I hope my kids dont miss this opportunity like I did. So I sent them for cycling class. Some may say, "no need to teach.. can teach yourself." The problem is: I cant cycle, how to teach? Ray papa can cycle but his schedule is always very tight so.. I prefer to set aside some budget for this skill set.



According to the bike coach: during the first lesson, Isa was the more cautious one. He didn't really dare to pedal that much and was more wary of falling. 
60 minutes passed quickly.



Then on the second lesson, not even 20 minutes into the lesson, someone surprised us.



This is also Dora on her 2nd lesson. I would not say she had fully accomplished her skill but the bike coach says she had the hang of things but had focus her pressure too much on her hands. 
Well it is ok. We will let her try again soon!


Someone with his newly acquired skill. Really yaya papaya.. 

So how had your September school holidays been?
What to learn cycling? Contact Byke Now

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

PSLE advice..

Just another day of leave. 

Today I had to brave the heavy downpour to fetch her from school, we went for a quick lunch then head to KKH for her 6 monthly eye check up. And here is my not so little girl in her make shift raincoat. 
After seeing the orthoptist then the eye doctor, both of them gave praise for Dora's improvement for her eyeball control. Though squint is still present but it seemed like squint surgery is not longer needed! 
Small yay for the week! 

Eye appointment aside but I feel my children are amazing. I am sure your kids are too. Not that they study fantastic or what but they have indeed opened up my eyes to many other more necessary things in life. Sad to say, to many, academics expectation is still very much sought after. 

For me, I would not say I don't focus much on academic. If you know me, I do send my kids to enrichment classes too but I also focus very much on one other very important aspect of child rearing. 

Which is health, and this includes mental health. 
For the parents whose kids are braving thru the PSLE this year, trust me. Don't forget to celebrate the journey, the efforts and their willingness to share with you how they feel about the exams. Stretching them a little is fine as it will make them more resilience to handle stress from their co workers or even boss next time but don't ever forget to look into their emotion development. 

After each exam paper, don't be in a hurry to ask them "how's your paper?" Or dwell if your child tell you he or she didn't do well. 
Rather you can redirect your focus to "ok, one down. 3 more to go" 
If you were to step back and look, these two questions meant the same thing. But the starting foot (question) is the determining factor that sets your child's mood. 

Maybe you don't think I have much experience handling PSLE as only my eldest went thru it. But I definitely have my fair share of handling children since 2003. 

Call it a mummy's instinct. Call it a teacher's gut. But PSLE is not everything, it is just the beginning of a windy road ahead. PSLE results will not determine your child, primary school education might mould your child's character but nobody will judge your child just because he or she score a mediocre range. 

Good luck too all the P sixers. 
When Mama Connie say you can do. It means "You can do it!"

Monday, August 03, 2020

He is who he is..

I would say he speaks, maybe not as much as he should or he would as depends on his mood. But the words that he utter.. are usually the classic or the darnest.

He may not be so academic driven, can't really read very well for his age but his very unique personality will usually leave a deep impression on you for he is really observant. He would nick pick and question me why I'm dressed such, too short no, colour ugly also no. And he would roll down my sleeve if he sees my rolled up sleeve.

Come meet him, my little oppa, aka the emperor (as his chinese name has a character 烨- look into Kangxi Emperor).

So today, he just hop on the bus and hogged this seat, gesturing me to go sit at the back. Me being the worrywart, asked ,"you sure?"
He continued to gesture me to go to the back.

I'm so not ready for you to be so independent lil I.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

2020 April and onwards..

Been so so long since I pen anything down here.

For a record, 2020 started with a “Big Bang” as many countries got hit by Coronavirus (Covid-19) from December 2019. Singapore was not spare either but guess we were lucky to steal a movie and a staycay during the March school holiday at Festive Hotel. 

Then came the infamous circuit breaker bestowed to Singapore as most of us have to adhere to 56 days of school closure/WFH. Everybody became homebodies, like it or not. No visitation is allowed unless you are dropping some necessity items for your close/direct family members.
Cars were not zipping through town anymore, ERP was off for a record, public transport were labelled with stickers for passengers to adhere to safety distancing. If out, you have to wear a mask or you face a risk of being fine $300. 

Then school reopened on 2nd June 2020, with HBL kicking in for alternate levels reporting. We can visit but not more than 5 people from the same household. 
Retail and restaurant opened from 19 June 2020 with crowd no larger than 5 to be seated together. Masking on is still mandatory. We can also receive guests but not more than 5 in the house. 

Many regulations are still technically in place. Some people are worried, some people are just lax (wearing masks below their nose). I’m just becoming to getting used to be a homebody. I only dined out once, went to the mall because I need the washroom. Else I’m usually home with the kiddos.
We enjoy our time a lot at home, weekends are just meant for doing more school work, they having more access to screen time while I binge on watching my oppa. Ray papa says this seems like Australia retirement plans already. 

Then came the news of Paliament dissolving over the weekend and also came the polling date that gave my birthday a long weekend. Also came the news of a white candidate brought under the scrutiny of the public eyes then came another one, hopefully a more cohorent one.

What a happening year we have so far.

But in the midst of this chaos, I never forget to give thanks to the Lord, never forget to pray to him humbly and continue to serve Him with all my heart for I know what we are going through is according to His will. 

Another thankful moment that everyone in my family is doing good, my kids are healthy as we are bestow with such abundance of His love. 

Here is Lil I at school, drawing his version of the world.

What more can I ask for.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

2020 March..

2020 didnt kick off quite nice so far. Coronavirus also know as #covid19 hit our shores as early as late January 2020.
We have been quite hiding at home since CNY period in fact. We were worried but did not panic. It is even more really scary to see how fear can consume one. Govt has been exercising many implementations, QO, SHN etc.

Today is 24 March 2020, even more additional implementations took place and all I can say, our daily routines are still good for now as govt focuses more on public management of crowd for now. So not looking forward to school closures really but it could be happening in a matter of time. Anyway in the meantime, take care everyone. Wash your hands more often, lessen on alcohol sanitizer as there was a report of someone had a third degree burn from lighting up the stove after she used a alcohol based sanitizer before she started cooking.

Covid19 is one thing, we still had to bring the kids out for the school holidays. We don't need a city shut down to tell us to contribute to our own economy right. So here we travelled to .. Sentosa for a 2D1N staycay at Festive Hotel.


Budget tourist on public transport. You will only see this in Singapore perhaps. And from home to the shores of Sentosa, we only took less than an hour.

Upon arrival, we deposited our luggage at the hotel concierge before heading over to have fun at Sky ride/Luge. Boy it was tough cos I was a scary cat and I had to tell Lil I that it is "very exciting" and we are like in the sky. Seriously I really try very hard not to look down. 


But the truth is.. one ride is really not enough.


After the ride at Luge, we had lunch and managed to check in around 3pm. Kids were still bursting with energy so we headed to the pool. Seems like most of the guests here are locals. Everyone seems to be especially nice and kind. I guess we all know that we are all going through a very tough period of this year indeed but we are all glad that we can still call this our home. #OneSingapore 


Day 2: we had to have our SOP breakfast at Slappy cakes after a staycay here in Sentosa.
Time was quite tight so we had to check out before heading to Trick Eye Museum.


And too many pictures to upload so simplied down to just one cute one.
And spot the clown. 
Happy moments always pass fast, dont they. Till the next staycay.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

13 years of parenthood..


Isa turned 13 yesterday and this make him an official teenager. Praying for Isa to grow up to be a Godly man and journey his life with Him.

Wednesday, January 01, 2020

Thankful 2019..



1. Child first aid course over the weekends
2. Oven baked food 
3. My dad’s birthday 
4. Trip to Bangkok Zoo
5. Isa’s fever episode
6. Dora’s swim class
7. Isa’s swim competition 
8. Isa’s swim competition (again)
9. 2019 CNY

Regardless of all the good or bad, thankful and grateful for His provisions for the year. 

Friday, November 22, 2019

Bye bye Primary School..


Year 2014 P1 vs 2019 P6.

Blink blink and it’s fast forward 6 years.
From a cheeky little baby to a fine young man.
How much you have grown.
Pray for God to lead and journey with you in your this phase of your life.
Thank you for working hard and we hope you can get into your first choice of school.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Happy 5th birthday Lil I..



You are not that little anymore my baby. 
So happy that you are 5 years old but yet we can’t bear to see you grow so fast. 
How did the time fly past? Perhaps it didn’t fly at all, perhaps it zoomed. Perhaps time and tide really wait for no man. 
Mama is so proud of you that you are 5.
We love you so much. 
Hope you like the little party we has in school and the little macaron cake we has at home. 
Love 
Papa, mama, korkor and jiejie.

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

{Review} Herbal scalp treatments at Bee Choo Origin..

As a mother of three, I have had my bad days of hair fall. Balding spots, grey hair, dry ends, oily scalp.. You name it, I got them (almost) all. And to take into consideration that I am not someone who don my hair often, I always blame it on the hormones. But do you know hair scalp care requires more than just hormonal attention..

But recently I was very glad that I was invited to Bee Choo Origins for trial herbal scalp treatments! So if you want to know more information about the herbal scalp treatment, look no further.

So here are some information for you to know:
Bee Choo Origins provides herbal haircare solutions and high-quality products since 2000. With great expertise in scalp care, their founder started out in 2000 providing herbal haircare treatments for a handful of customers experiencing scalp issues. Over the years, customers had seen the effectiveness and satisfactory results in our Herbal Treatment and words began to spread. Today, they have set foot in more than 12 countries. At Bee Choo Origin, our Herbal Paste are freshly made with all natural herbs and ingredients. Our herbal treatment not only helps in maintaining a healthy scalp, it is also beneficial for people facing several scalp issues such as


Their specially formulated Herbal Paste helps to unclog pores, effectively removing residues on the scalp. It provides abundance of nutrients to tackle these issues while rebalancing its PH level so that our hair can grow in a nutrient-filled environment.

Talk about pores on the scalp. Here is a glimpse of my scalp on my first visit. Warning: this is not a very nice picture to share but I decided to show it so that you can have a better understanding of the importance of scalp structure.

Here is a glimpse of my scalp on my first visit. This is a micro scalp analysis in which you can see the condition of my scalp such as size of pores, hair strand count, oiliness area and etc.



A simple interpretation of what is being presented was:
  1. oily residue on the scalp is visible
  2. single, double or triple strand of hair can be seen growing from hair follicles
  3. scalp skin is slight pink 
  4. spacing between each follicle is quite spread out
And to give a simple explanation of the above points:
  1. oil on scalp is normal but not good if its too much as too much oil might possibly clog up the follicles discouraging new hair growth
  2. double or triple strands of hair growth from each hair follicle is always better than single or none
  3. slightly pink scalp represent scalp skin might be sensitive
  4. a healthy hair follicle should have even spacing between them

And me doing my treatment at Bee Cho Origin AMK Branch

All I took was about 1 hour and 30 min and you will be assured that your tresses will be don in 5 of their most premium herbal paste:

Ginseng (人参):

  • Anti-aging
  • helps in new hair cell regeneration
Chuan Xiong (川芎):
  • strength hair follicles
  • resistance to breakage
LingZhi: (灵芝):
  • reduces itchiness
  • reduce risk of infection
Dang Gui: (当归):
  • regenerates scalp immunity
He Shou Wu (何首乌):
  • slow down grey hair reproduction
  • helps restore hair pigmentation
Ah.. if you are an avid traveller like me and still want to maintain your tresses with these herbal goodness, do get this travel kit when you go for your treatment. My favourite one has to be the Naural Hair Tonic spray as it really helped my hair fall issue! 


I am very happy to receive a set as this is my must bring item to bring for my trips.

You will expect:
  1. Purity Scalp Hair shampoo
  2. Purity Scalp Hair conditioner
  3. Natural Hair Tonic
  4. Damaged hair rebuilder
Don't touch your hair anymore.Do call them up to book an appointment at  Bee Cho Origin for your next hair scalp analysis and treatment! Let your beauty starts from your scalp.

One last thing!
So much goodness and you are probably concerned about how much it cost?

Easy on the pocket and good for your scalp.

Here are details of the branch that I went:

Ang Mo Kio
Blk 443 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10
#01-1239 Singapore 560443.
Tel: (65) 6554 3003

If you need more info, please visit their website at
Bee Choo Origin

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Acquiring the Mandarin language.. reading and writing part 1



First mama provide some guidance in the 田字格 with  highlighter, then I just guide him with the three strokes, and viola.. he can write the word quite independently. 

Writing Chinese words is not about repetition, children need to understand 字体结构. Which is why I highlight the box with yellow highlighter. 笔画 is very important for writing! You can start exposing your child to 笔画 from 3-4yrs old. Writing can start when they are ready.

Remember when it comes to learning Mandarin, 听说读写 is the key to learning.
And when it comes to pencil gripe, I suggest you can expose your child from 3-4 year old. But as all children develop differently, I also suggest you can also expose them to the following activities to improve on their fine motor skills so it can help them in pencil gripe later on.

Some of the many activities
1. Sensorial play with boiled pasta or uncooked rice (from 6 months)
2. Sand or water play (from 12 months)
3. Threading with large beads (from 18 mths due to safety)
4. Squeeze pegs (from 18-24 mths)
5. Play dough - I made my own and they are for sale at my Etsy shop (search for adorablesco) - (from 18-24 mths)
6. Push pipe cleaners into cardboard with holes (from 12-18 mths)

Aren't you amazed at how young your child can start and build their fine motor skill?
Have fun!!


Sent from Connie's iPhone 

Monday, July 01, 2019

Learning 听写 the visual way..

I'm writing this post with a heavy heart. Because my eldest had just made me very upset. Long story about that. Then with a very upset mind, I had to teach Dora Chinese spelling. And seriously I had to flare at her. Whether she is the one who triggered or not, it does not matter anymore. Anyway today I'm sharing a method for #teacherconnieactivities #visuallearners as it helped Dora in tackling her Chinese spelling with more confidence. 


I'm serious. This is Chinese spelling for Pri 1 kids. 
They have 8 words in total, some 汉子,some mixture of hypy and 汉子. And my daughter usually score 20-50 marks only. I’m not saying this is not good but i find it too complexing for a 7yo to handle. Don't tell me the "it's always like that" theory Cos I don't buy that story. But whatever the outcome is, always and also look at the process of learning. This is our first week using this square and line method for Dora. Hope this will help her find a easier way out to differentiate and learn her Chinese spelling better! Have fun trying!



Sent from Connie's iPhone 

Monday, May 06, 2019

Happy 15th anniversary



The cutest man on earth and he is mine.
Did u do the poll on our IG stories?

Friday, March 29, 2019

All the way to Davao Philipines..





It seems so surreal that we are actually in Davao, Philippines for a swim competition. Short trip it may be but it is indeed an eye opener for the kiddos.

And all the parents who are here with the kids all have the same goal: support our kids in their passion.

"I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I cannot accept not trying."
Michael Jordan

Indeed. We should allow our kids try, fail and try again. Never say never.

Swim well my kids.
Love auntie Connie

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Didi to the rescue..


Lil I had been running up and down to check on the big bro as he is down with fever. He is a man of little words but times like this, I know he is worried and is showing his love for the big bro.
Little moments like this reflect the  big heart and so much love for the bro. And just when I'm typing this, thank God that the fever broke. #thankful #rayconniebaby #naturalremedy #badweathersucks




What a precious sight.

Sent from Connie's iPhone 

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Making every moment count..


Morning enthusiastic face!


Weekends post berries class

Looking at this little fellow will always reminds me to slow down in life. Life is short, childhood is even shorter. In many blinks, they will grow up.

God had made things happened and make them fall into place at His time. It's so amazing. Ever since going car-less, we had been learning how to enjoy the time spent together on our public transport rides.

Taking public transport to work is not difficult but lugging my two bags and Lil's I bag can be quite a handful. But he taught me we should just wake up a little earlier, take a slow stroll across the park to the bus stop and making new memories everyday. He will always remind me to be nice and patient if bus is late or not to get upset if bus is too crowded. A reminder of His words:
"with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love" (Ep 4:2)

Monday, January 28, 2019

Lil I’s drawing at 4 yrs and 2 months..


Sample of children’s drawing stages


Many see him as K1 but as he is October born, I still see him as a 4 year old. You can think it as I’m biased but I see it as developmentally appropriate. 

And here is his master piece at 4 years 2 months old

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Good 2019 ahead..

So many “first” to start this year with..

First reunion with preschool frd..


First time going to the same school together. 


First lesson with Berries..




First birthday gathering for the year..


First swimming competition for the year. 
What a fine way to kick start this wonderful year!
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