Yearly Archives: 2017

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As most of you guys may know, I basically live breathe Ju Ju Be. I'm a huge fan of their diaper bags especially the Tokidoki range!

Tomorrow will be the launch of the Super Toki and Sweet Victory range from Ju Ju Be x Tokidoki and I was extremely lucky to have picked as one of the 88 VIPs from Bumper to attend their first ever Singapore Ju Ju Be Trunk Show!

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USA mamas maybe familiar with the concept of Trunk Shows however we Singaporeans have never had one before!

From my own basic understanding, a trunk show is organised by a physical retailer for their shoppers/VIPs to be able to purchase the items before the official launch. Just like a sneak preview of a movie!

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Who organised it and where?

Bumwear was the first ever physical retailer from Singapore to have organised it at their physical store at Plaza Singapura from 4pm - 8pm.

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How does one score a queue number?

Bumwear had put up a Rafflecopter link for 30 minutes on their Facebook Page. One would need to be a Bumwear VIP in order to qualify. 88 VIP members were picked by Rafflecopter and was announced on their Facebook page. I was lucky enough to have gotten queue number #13.

What was available for purchase?

This was the list of items available for purchase at the trunk show. Each queue number is entitled to purchase up to 4 Super Toki / Sweet Victory items with the requirement that at least one item be a Bag. If you purchase a non-toki Ju Ju Be item, you will be able to purchase an additional ST/SV item. Maximum of 2 additional purchases are allowed.

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What is considered a bag?

BRB, BFF, Be Sporty, HBB, Super Be, Be Light and Starlet.

What other fun activities were available?

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Bumwear had invited two popular CLs (Custom Ladies) Petite Romance and Milistudio who shared about their custom works alongside selling some of their items. You could also check out ST and SV at one of the booths there too!

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You can also take pictures at the Photo Booth with some fun props and enjoy a free cake pop from them!

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It was really fun though I was disappointed that the Super Toki Minibe was wiped out when it came to my turn. Looks like I have to work hard at FFF (Fastest Fingers First) tomorrow! I love such gatherings as I get to meet my fellow Ju Ju Be Pink Ladies!

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I took some pictures during the Trunk Show, hope that you enjoyed this post! Let's work hard tomorrow!!!

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I'm not affiliated in anyway with Ju Ju Be or Bumwear. In fact, I spend way too much money on Ju Ju Be as I buy every single bag with my own money.

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33! I feel so old now! As per my yearly tradition, it’s time to summarise my life into one post to see where I’ve failed and where I’ve succeeded.

Work: Been in the same place for a while now. It seems that things will change, with new job roles etc. Let's see how things go 🙂 Honestly, I wished I was a SAHM. So that I can spend more time with Aidan. But with current situation, new house and all, it's pretty tight. Good thing is, I get to go home on time and spend time with family.

Family: I miss my mum a lot! It feels so different after moving out. I talk to my mum everyday but it's just so different. Miss her cooking and Miu Miu a LOT! And as always, Family comes first. Always. 

Love: HAHAHA. Skai isn't the love of my life anymore. Aidan is. I never thought I'll be like this but  I guess it's all about making the best of the situation. I still find other kids irritating HAHAHAA. Honestly, dating and marriage was easy for us. But as parents, there were many times we disagreed on things. It's all about compromising and understanding, or well, trying to understand each other I guess? Aside from that, I have never thought I had so much love to give. I guess, we were lucky that Aidan is such a happy baby. He smiles at us all the time and while he has his moments, it's pretty much all good 🙂 Tiring, but good.

Health: Pregnancy was tough. Motherhood is a challenge. I'm so exhausted all the time. I'm surprised I have kept myself going with the breastfeeding and all but I'll try to continue till I dry up. Hope to hit my goal of 1 year at least. 🙂 I'm definitely healthier now after giving birth considering the lil hiccups during my pregnancy. But the sad thing is my weight gain! Can't seem to lose weight! Boo. Never mind, I'll go on my low-carb diet after I stop breastfeeding!

Friends: Kept those who matter close and distanced myself from those who I felt were toxic. Nothing changed here. 🙂

Blogging: Hello! I've pretty much evolved into a parenting blog!

Thanks to everyone and anyone who has wished me a very happy birthday. As mentioned every year: birthdays just symbolises another year closer to the grave (to me). So love like you have never loved before, eat like you have never eaten before, live life like every day is your last.

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So, my first Chinese New Year as a parent has passed. (Last year not counted, was preggers lah, but not a full fledged mother, ya know?)

Here's the difference between before having a kid and after.

Buying clothes.

Before having Aidan:

Simply just buying clothes and 'trying' to not clash with the hubby. E.g. If he wears green, I'll try not to wear red. We don't want to look like Christmas together.

After having Aidan:

MATCH EVERY FREAKING THING! Priority was Aidan. Finding clothes for him etc. I chose a red plaid shirt with jeans for him. After that, I chose an outfit to match him. DID NOT INTEND TO HAVE A FAMILY THEMED OUTFIT.

But the hubby felt left out and went to go buy a red plaid top. JIN KAYPOH SIA.

Getting ready.

Before having Aidan:

It used to take an hour max for us to get ready. One hops into the shower first, the other snoozes. After that, all rush to get ready and we can leave immediately.

After having Aidan:

Everything that can go wrong, WILL go wrong. Alarm set to go off at least two hours before we're supposed to leave the place.

Unfortunately when the alarm goes off, Aidan decided to latch. for a long time. After latching, tried to go bathe him, he cried. Have to pacify him. Play with him again. Finally can bathe him.

Dressed him up, bow tie too tight. Remove bowtie. Put aside watch for him to wear.

Took turns to shower while ensuring Aidan is in a good mood. Packed diaper bags and double check, triple check that nothing is left out.

About to head out, Aidan decides to latch again. Delayed. Aidan latches while mama cradles him. Daddy looks annoyed.

Finally after Aidan is done, we rush to the door. After locking the gate, we smelled something funny. Went back in. Poonami. Changed diaper.

Rushed out. Forgot the damn watch. Reached in-laws place an hour late.

Visiting.

Before having Aidan:

Relatives hinting/nagging about having kids.

After having Aidan:

Relatives loving Aidan and keeps carrying him, playing with him, smiling with him.

Small talk.

Before having Aidan:

Awkward conversation, small mundane talk. Stares at tidbits when there's nothing much to say.

After having Aidan:

Uses baby to make conversation. Uses baby to distract.

Angbaos

Before having Aidan:

Gives all the angbaos to all the kids, unmarried people etc

After having Aidan:

Collects some angbaos back. FINALLY! Relatives laugh when Aidan picks up the angbaos himself. I DID NOT TEACH HIM THAT!

Overall, this year Chinese New Year was extremely pleasant. Maybe because of the fact that we have Aidan, he was quite well-behaved.

But I know things will change. More questions will be posed to us in future years and Aidan will be running around like the monkey he is.

How was your Chinese New Year? Here are some pics we took this New Year!

CNY EVE - Aidan's first Lohei

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CNY DAY 1 theme - red plaid and denim!

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CNY DAY 2 - rompers theme (Daddy's not involved)

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CNY DAY 3 - Yellow theme (Daddy's not involved)

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Thanks Sarah for giving me the idea on such a post! <3

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Although I'm a mother now, doesn't mean I'm not hiao. LOL.

How has your preparation been? I'm all prepared on the hiao front like clothes, hair, nails but my house is still not clean!

Panicking a bit actually. Last few days to tidy up the mess!

On the hiao-front, I've gotten my hair and nails done! A few weeks ago, I visited Caely, my stylist from Shunji Matsuo 313. I super buay tahan my outgrown roots and wanted to touch up my hair. She bleached my roots and gave me a darker colour so that my whole hair colour would be even-ed out rather than be patchy. It will lighten in time and then it's time to play with colour again. WOOHOO!

Here's the end result!

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She had also customised a Shu Uemura Master Ceremony Treatment to help strengthen my hair and also reduce dryness from bleaching.

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If you look at my hair now, you will never guess that it has been bleached plenty of times within 6 months and coloured over and over again. Healthy hair yo!

Feel free to show Caely any of my pics if you are looking to get this colour too! And as usual, when you quote my name Nadia or nick nadnut, you'll enjoy 10% off chemical services!

Also, do check out my Shunji Matsuo 313 hair journey here:

Check out Shunji Matsuo @ 313 now! Quote my name (nadia or nadnut) to get 10% off your chemical services (i.e. colouring, treatment, perming, straightening etc)! Anyway, If you like any of my hair colours, do show Caely these pics to get the colours! Easier to show her!

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I then visited Milly's at the Suntec City branch to get my nails pampered. Went through a classic manicure and pedicure where my cuticles were trimmed and had some lovely nail art! This time, I opted for gelish with a bright and cutesy design of chicks, eggs and hearts!

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Visit Milly’s at the following outlets to get your nails and lashes done! Remember to quote 'nadnut' to enjoy special perks!

Far East Plaza?
14 Scotts Road #03-131
Singapore 228213
?Tel: 67376723

?Bugis Cube
?470 North Bridge Road #02-12
Singapore 188735
?Tel: 63376876

Suntec City?
3 Temasek Boulevard
?Suntec City Tower 1&2
#03-324/325
Singapore 038983
Tel: 62386216

JEM
50 Jurong Gateway Road #04-07/08
Singapore 608549 
Tel:67346216

Plaza Singapura
68 Orchard Road #02-11
Singapore 238839
Tel: 62526216

Website: http://www.millys.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Millys.Hair.Lashes.Nails
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/millys.sg

SMS for appointments: 83835395

Check out the other interesting nail art that I've done with Milly's!

These were my pampering treats! How did you prepare for your CNY? Let me know!

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Aidan is a perfect 10! hahaa I meant, he has turned 10 months old! Here are some of his milestones!

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  • He is a champion crawler now. Once he sees something that he's interested in, he'll crawl really fast to the item. Commando standard yo!

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  • It's a little bit better with the carseat now. There are times where he wails, but there are times where he just 'endures' the car rides.

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  • He is really very inquisitive now. He loves looking and touching at things. Unfortunately, the distract method does not work on him anymore. When we pry the item out of his clutches. he cries like mad.

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  • He has learnt to point. He now gestures by pointing at things. Randomly.

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  • He is still exclusively breastfed and is still a champion latcher. There are times where he bites me. :'(

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  • He is quite vocal now. He would coo and make the cutest baby sounds and gabbles at times. He also cries loudly at times when unhappy or if he wants to be carried.

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  • He has mastered the grouchy and pouty look much to our amusement though most of the times he's pretty much a smiley baby.

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  • We brought him to the public pools recently. Though he seemed a bit apprehensive at first, after that he really enjoyed himself.

Happy 10 months old my precious baby. He's growing up way too fast! We'll be planning for Aidan's 1 year birthday celebration soon. Do feel free to share tips and vendor recommendations! And if you'll like to collaborate, do contact me here!

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