Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Enrichment for Childcare Centre? To opt or not to opt?

Little one was promoted to N2 this year. After receiving a book list from the childcare, we received yet another letter for enrichment course. Fortunately, it is not compulsory. Being just started work only a couple of months ago and that having to spend quite a sum of money employing a new maid for our mother, I can say that I am financially drained once again. Hence, never really wanted to send my kid for the enrichment courses although the courses are conducted by good schools, such as Julia Gabriel, which I am very much interested in.

However, upon attending the teacher conference session, I couldn't help feeling a little stressed up when I heard a couple of the parents wanted to send their kids to the enrichment course. I can't help but feel if I were not to sign little one up, will she lose out in the end?

After returning to home and discussing with hubby, in the end, we decided not to send because we believe in she would excel better this way. Since the enrichment course will be conducted during normal childcare lesson time, we find that it is better for her to be reinforced the same school lesson over and over again until she remembers rather than to send her different courses and risk having her not remembering anything at all.

We have made our decision and decided to go against the flow. I guess there is no right or wrong answer at this point of time. She is still so young! So long the child is enjoying her childhood, that is what matters most!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Who are these Stars of yesteryear?

Happened to chance upon this set of photo when I brought my girl out for early breakfast

 Any idea who they are? Please leave a comment.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

A little romantic cafe...Pocket full of Posies

Tucked in a little corner of NUH,  we discovered this wonderful place - Pocket Full of Posies (Greenhouse Cafe and Florist). Well, I did not really take note of this cafe initially. I was busy visiting my mom in the hospital  I had always rush out of the Kent Ridge Station and zoomed past Mr Bean and The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. If I am hungry, I would just dashed into Mr Bean to buy a snack or two. Occasionally, I was too tired, I went for a coffee break at Coffee Bean. Never did I see this little cafe.

One of my daily hospital visit, I got tired of the food at Kopitiam and these 2 'beany' outlets, I decided to explore around. NUH had changed so much since the last time I visited which was donkey years ago. I remembered, it used to have Bangawan Solo and a small  book shop. I felt like going for a visit again but I couldn't find them. Instead, I found this cafe is tucked in an isolated corner just behind The Coffee bean and Tea Leaf. Feeling down worrying about my mother's health, the ambiance lifted my soul. In the cafe, there were 2 tables with swings as seats. I was very excited, this was very much the same concept of the cafe which I saw in TVB drama. (Oh well, I am a TVB fan) So, you can imagine my excitement but at the same time. However, I did not tried out that first time because my hubby didn't want to. Oh... well... :(

My very shy brother turning away from the camera
Finally, the night before when my mother is to be transferred to the rehabilitation centre, I walked with my brother to this cafe. After much persuasion, he decided to eat here with me. Yippee!!! Well, the cafe wasn't that crowded. It was never did but the tables with the swings were always full. That night we were lucky. There was only one group of people occupying the swings. The other table was empty. And to our surprise, the food is relatively cheap. I was very happy. It wasn't as expensive as I thought it would be. My food review is that the food is passable but not much choice though. We spent only about $20 for a sandwich, a spaghetti dish and a cup of coffee.


 As this shop is also a florist, you find loads of gifts and flowers in a corner of the shop.

So, you can imagine a happy me sitting on the swinging, swinging around and tucking my food in...oh... I was acting like a kid.

2012 Top 10 Posts

This year I revamp my blog and hence able to copy the total number of page view from my most popular posts. I guess, I can't do the same next year. LOL


Probably, a lot of people loves this comfort food, Chinese White Honeycomb cake. I am quite surprised by the number of hits
My first attempt on making a cake, Thanks to Nami, from Just One Cookbook. Her recipe is easy!
Oct 13, 2012
New place to venture. However, I think I disappointed my readers as I have not given a much description.

Sep 7, 2012, 2 comments
A  very special cake recipe that reminds me of the confinement food!
Sep 16, 2012
A trip down Chinatown with little one, exploring the new meet old kind of buildings

One of my favorite place to get my cakes if I am not making myself.
Aug 24, 2012, 2 comments
Thanks to Nami ,again, for the wonderful recipe! My girl loves it!
This post may be of interest for those who are thinking of going back to the workforce.
Oct 5, 2012, 2 comments
One of my favorite post!

Brought my kid to Chinatown to view awesome lanterns!
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