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I gotta apologise for being so tardy with blogging. Sadly I hardly have the time to blog anymore and am pretty much tired. Most days I go to bed cuddling my hyper active son although I tell myself to go blog after his bedtime.

Here are Aidan's milestones since hitting 16 and 17 months old!

  • He is extremely energetic. He is still a night owl and sleeps super late at night. While we have tried to sleep train him, it is really tough. I also think it's because we get home so late after fetching Aidan from my MIL's place (with the obligatory stay there and chit chat for a while because Skai says it is not a hotel where you pick and go). Aidan would of course like to spend some time playing with us. We tried to minimise playing so as not to hype him up some more. Mums guilt also kicks in cos we hardly get to spend time with him ¬†except for weekends :/
  • A taste of the upcoming terrible twos. When we take away things from him, sometimes he goes into a full blown meltdown. While we were able to distract him previously, it is tough to do so now. Unfortunately for him, we usually stand our ground and not give in to him.
  • Speech is still slow. Aidan is one of those kiddos who walks before he talks. He is a great walker but not so much of a talker. He babbles a lot but hardly speaks. He tends to be repetitive with his words e.g Papa, Ball ball, bao bao. He did say Mama previously but recently he calls me Baby. HAHHAA. A typical day where we read books to him, we will say 'Zebra!' and he will reply 'Ball ball!'. Every animal to him = ball ball. LOL.
  • He plays favourites. At my MIL's place, he tends to stick to my in-laws because they basically give in to him. At home, at night, he would try to stick to me. The other day at night, I tried to pass him to Skai to carry but Aidan only wanted me to carry him.
  • Recently he keeps waking up at night and because he only wants me, I recently hard to stay up in the middle of the night coaxing him. 2 days of 2am - 5am sleepless nights. GG MAX.
  • Persistent latcher. I tried to slowly cut down on latching at night but it's tough. He ONLY wants to latch even if we offer a bottle or fresh milk.
  • Extremely happy and friendly. He loves people. He would go up to people and make friends.

We will be going for our first cruise as a family next week and I can't wait to see how Aidan takes to it! Especially with the Dreamworks characters! I love this stage, as it's super fun playing with him. It is also very tiring but it's all worth it ūüôā

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Earlier part of the year, before Aidan turned 1, I brought Aidan to Genting together with Skai and other bloggers courtesy of the kind folks from Resorts World Genting.

This was our first family trip overseas. Were we mad to even consider taking a long ride up for our first trip overseas?!

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It turned out better than expected! I'll be sharing on my experience and some key highlights of Genting that were our favourite!

Taking a coach is not as bad as it seems.

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Long trip with a screaming kid? Luckily for us, Aidan slept pretty the majority of the bus ride to Genting however he did cry and whine a bit during our trip back to Singapore. Luckily, we had very patient fellow bus passengers who luckily brought their earphones.

PHEW. Disaster averted!

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Tips: We brought our trusty Tula baby carrier and carried Aidan inside. He slept soundly inside when he was tired. However during the times where he got restless, he wanted to get out. Bring some snacks and toys to help distract your kids' attention from a very long and boring ride.

Breastfeeding rocks

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HAHAHA. No need for formula or what nots. We did prepare some food for Aidan and most of the places we ate at had some baby-friendly food so food for Aidan was pretty much covered.

Accommodation

We stayed at First Hotel Hotel and Awana Hotel. For both hotels, we requested for a baby cot for Aidan. We also bathed Aidan standing up. I know some parents prefer using a baby bathtub, I believe Qoo10 sells those portable baby bath tubs that you can consider buying!

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Lots of good food!!!!

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Unfortunately for me, yours truly has never been to London. I have heard so much about Burger & Lobster so when I heard that they opened in Genting, needless to say I was BEYOND excited!

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It didn't disappoint for me. The chilli crab lobster was my favourite! Muslim readers would be glad to know that B&L in Genting is Halal!

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Skai really enjoyed Motorino especially the fact that they had a huge variety of pizzas!

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We also stopped by Cafes Richard for high tea and was wow-ed by their selection of snacks and drinks as one of France’s top roaster provides a classy Parisian-style atmosphere where customers can enjoy original coffees prepared in a variety of slow coffee methods.

Other must-dos

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We enjoyed a  ride on the new Awana SkyWay in a glass-floor gondola which haves us a great view of the 130-million-year-old rainforest below.

Overall, a great experience! We'll definitely be back to Genting as a fan! <3

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Time passed by way too fast! Aidan is now 15 months going 16 months old! His milestones has not differed much but here's a brief recap!

  • He is extremely curious! He loves touching every single item and also walking around to look at things. He also points at things and looks at us!
  • He hasn't learn much words however he likes to babble a lot. It is so adorable when he does so!
  • He still loves to walk! It's tough babywearing or carrying him now as he wants to explore things.
  • He is much stronger than me when it comes to injections. He has his chicken pox vaccination and didn't make a single sound when they jabbed him.
  • He is very helpful now! Sometimes we will point at things and ask him to take it to us and he does!
  • He is now very clingy and loves to cuddle me out of the blue!
  • When we tell him to find papa/mama, he really does so!
  • He still loves to ransack things like digging out things from boxes and throwing them around.
  • He still loves to latch! Although I tried introducing fresh milk to him recently, he rather latch than drink it. I believe it's a comfort thing haha.
  • He is extremely friendly and loves making friends from kiddos to adults.

Honestly I love this stage with him. It is so fun interacting with him and i love how manja he is! He is especially very clingy to me rather than Skai at this stage. I know that most kids take turns being close to one parent, so I'm just enjoying this stage! hehehehehe.

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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!

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