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As some of you guys may know, I pretty much live breathe Jujube! And with every Jujube Tokidoki launch, I go gaga.

The recent Sea Punk collection was no exception! I have decided to do a series where I will share about each and every Jujube style.

For today's post, I will be sharing about the BFF which is one of Jujube's hottest item: The Jujube Sea Punk BFF.

The BFF is a very versatile bag from Jujube. It could be worn backpack style or messenger style. Here's how I pack the Jujube BFF for a day out!

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I usually use a variety of items to pack my bag. Here I use the large Be Organised set, a Be Quick, two small Set pieces and a medium Set piece.

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  • For my Space Place medium set piece, I usually pack with toys to keep Aidan occupied. I have a rattle, a toy trumpet and a lil car for him.
  • In the Quick, I pack stuff for his meals e.g. Cutleries from BBox, a Space Place Be Neat and a change of clothes incase things get messy.
  • In the Large Be Organised, I pack diapers and wet wipes from Nateen.
  • For the Ukk2 small set piece, I pack puffs and snacks in a small container for him.
  • For the Out to Sea small set piece, I pack stuff for me, like tissue paper, lip balm etc.
  • I also bring along a water bottle which I use the BFF bottle pockets to store.

The BFF is big enough for a day out. I usually bring bigger backpacks like the BFF and BRB for longer days while I would use a Hobobe or Be Sporty for shorter days out.

Here are some pics of the Jujube Sea Punk BFF!

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Love wearing it both Backpack and Messenger style!

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Skai also loves carrying it!

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Twinning with Aidan!

What other Jujube styles would you like me to review? Do comment! ūüėČ

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I had the opportunity to experience a stay at Oasia Residences a few months ago. This entry came pretty late as most of you guys may realise, I have cut down on blogging these days. Mom life hitting me hard. Working AND mom life hitting me hard. ūüėģ

Before I start this review, I would like to state upfront that I'm not obligated to write this review. This is of my own personal opinions.

Also that Oasia Residence is intended business and leisure travellers planning for longer stays in Singapore. Typically for at least a 7 nights stay.

Oasia Residence is a serviced apartment located in the western side of Singapore, specifically the West Coast area. The residence offers 140 studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments, well-ventilated spaces, coastal views and a suite of wellness offerings to help guests journey well during their stay.

Oasia Residence has 140 studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments. Apartments are fully furnished and equipped with all the essential comforts and convenience of a modern home such as a living area, kitchenette and Wi-Fi connectivity. They also have ppen-air spaces in the residence surrounded by scenic views and coastal breezes provide a calming retreat to Refresh the mind and senses. Across the residence at West Coast Park, the sprawling greenery offers guests the opportunity to enjoy peaceful outdoor strolls and be close to the sea.

They also have a suite of wellness offerings and recreational enclaves at their doorstep including a fitness centre, a tennis court and a swimming pool set in a tranquil environment. Guests can start the day with daily light continental breakfast (available on Monday-Friday, except Public Holidays). For weekends, fret not. The residence is located close to a host of dining, retail and lifestyle establishments for guests to choose from.

We checked into a one bedroom apartment and was pleasantly surprised that the staff noticed that we had a baby and had promptly provided a baby bed and baby chair. Super attentive!

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The room was comfortably furnished with a bed, kitchenette, washer and a living room area and was spacious. I liked that the living room area was separated from the main bedroom. Skai could work on his laptop with the lights on in the living room while I could have the room dim to pat Aidan to sleep.

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We checked in on a weekend and we decided to make full use of the facilities. We first went to the nearby supermarket and shopped for ingredients to prepare for dinner and also prepare Aidan's meals.

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We also made full use of the facilities. Skai went for a jog in their fitness centre and we also brought Aidan for a dip in their indoor pool.

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Room rates (excluding service tax) start from:
- For Studios and one-bedroom - $270/night
- For two bedroom - $390/night

Do take note that all rooms are subject to minimum 7 nights booking.

Oasia Residence
123 West Coast Crescent, (Located within Seahill), 126779
Tel: 6254 1746
Website: http://www.stayfareast.com/en/serviced-residences/oasia-residence-singapore
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Thanks Oasia Residence for hosting us!

Thanks for reading nadnut.com - Singapore Lifestyle Blog! I go for so many Staycations in Singapore that I should call this a Singapore Staycations Blog instead! LOL

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You've probably read and seen my previous posts with Ashley Low Photography. After a great experience with them, they were my top choice when I was looking to do another photoshoot.

Needless to say, I wanted to celebrate the special moment of Aidan turning 1! I love the whole concept of a Cake Smash Photoshoot thus I really wanted to do one!
I discussed this with Ashley on the concept and she suggested a blue theme! Which was perfect cos that was one of our favourite colours! Well, mine.

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I also requested for something simpler like buntings or poms and Ashley totally nailed it with the background prepared! She also prepared the cutest cake ever!

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Unfortunately the star of the show was feeling a bit cranky that day and refused to touch the cake. Really gotta love how patient the photographer was and Aidan soon warmed up!

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"Breast is best." "No, fed is best." "No no no! You are wrong, breast is best!"

I'm so sick of reading such statements.

My personal stand? "If I can, I will."

Hello. I'm Nadia. I'm a breastfeeding mum of a 14 month old little boy.

I used to exclusively latch till I went back to work. Now i pump when I'm at work and latch whenever I'm with my son. That means on weekends, it's full on latching with him. Yes, milk on tap. Buffet style.

I'm also a c-section mum. My milk kicked in on late day 3 and I soon became an oversupply mum. I bought an extra deep freezer just to store my milk and I have invested in 3 breast pumps. I've went through countless boxes of breastmilk bags and I have paid for at least 30 breast massages to clear my blocked milk ducts.

Is breastfeeding "cheaper" than formula? I don't think so. (For now) With whatever I have invested, I feel like I spent a lot. If I couldn't breastfeed back then, I wouldn't mind feeding formula. But if I can breastfeed, I will.

But I don't breastfeed to save money. I breastfeed cos I love breastfeeding. I love the intimacy when Aidan looks into my eyes while suckling. His intense look into my eyes. Sometimes he kneads my breast, sometimes he plays with the other nipple (which i hate!), sometimes he pulls his chou chou rabbit and holds it while he suckle.

I love sharing that tender moment where we gaze into each other eyes till he drifts to sleep. But most of all, I love the comfort I bring him.

There are plenty of bad days. Days where he bites. Hard. Days where he pushes my face away. Days where I pumped late and I have a nasty blocked duct. Days where people exclaim surprise that I was still breastfeeding. When will I stop, they asked?

Days where people ask me to pump in the toilet. Days where people suggest I pump and dump (?!?!?!!!). Days where my milk supply dwindles. Days where i get blisters. I really hate the biting and blocked ducts most of all.

But most of all, the benefits outweigh the cons.

The other day, Aidan was down with a fever. He refused any solid food or water. He also drank very little milk from the bottle. He was fussy and couldn't sleep.

As soon as I got home, he began to tug at my top. He needed comfort. I latched him and stroked his head tenderly. He soon drifted and fell asleep.

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This is why I breastfeed.

So that I can give comfort to my son when it's much needed. Like now.

So when people asked me when I will stop breastfeeding, I tend to lie because I was tired of explaining. I always say maybe when he hits 18 months or 2 years old.

But in my heart, I know the real answer. When he has decided to wean me off. I won't wean him. But if he decides to wean me off, I'll understand.

Though i'll probably weep the day that he chooses to do so.

In the meantime, I'll continue. As long he wants me.

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Hopefully it'll be for a long long time.

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Aidan is finally 1 year old!

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It's getting so hard to do the monthly pics now as he hardly lies down and stays still for pictures!  We might need to change the format soon! Should we continue taking monthly pics? Skai thinks we should do yearly only! Hmmm!

As per my usual tradition, here are some of his milestones! Aidan is 1!

  • He has started walking with support. He uses chairs, stools, humans etc to get around.

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  • We managed get him clap to Happy Birthday.

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  • He reacts well to music and starts swaying around.

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  • He is babbling a LOT. He is still very vocal. He would point at things and 'talk' about it!

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  • His appetite is still very very small! But this month he has started to eat a little bit more!

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  • He is still breastfed and loves latching. My little boy is aggressive! He actually pulls down my top! :O I've hit my milestone for breastfeeding for one year! YAY!

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  • He still has not slept through the night! But he has finally started to self soothe to sleep. FINALLY!

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  • He is a very inquisitive baby. He would touch everything and anything.

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  • He still loves being Tula-ed <3

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  • He is starting to be more affectionate and we LOVE it!

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Happy birthday my precious! We celebrated his actual day by going to USS as you can see from the pictures in this post! We also celebrated with a party and I'll be blogging about it soon!

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Thank you Auntie Jace for Aidan's "Mercedes-Benz" hehehe.

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