2.5 years old


At 2.5 years old or 31 months to be exact, she may be the less active toddler you see around, she doesn’t run around or enjoy playground facilities. She may look like 18 months instead of 2 years old physically, she’s belong to the smallest group among her classmate. Sometimes i wonder why and got worried why is she different from her peers, not so much of her activeness but her growth. I even bring her PD for this issue, but doctor assured me she is growing well just slowly maybe she’s a late bloomers or genetically inherit my petite figure. Still i am worried to be honest, i add in cheese and egg in daily meal make sure she finish her food and sleep well.

Chloe is an introvert girl, she prefer interacting with family or close friends. She often feel overwhelmed or anxious in new environments and around new people and take forever/never to warm up. She may look happy and cheery in the photos that’s because it was us who taking the photos, but if you happen to meet her in person, she will greet you with a expressionless face. She might be the most unfriendly kid you ever meet! However we try not to force her because there’s nothing to be shameful to be an introvert because mummy and daddy are one too. However she do get better when she goes to school, from overly protect her belonging to learning how to share with friends and open up to teachers. It just take time for her to get familiar with new people and environment.

They are at the age of absorbing things/knowledge very fast and i kinda like the idea of slow parenting which allowed kids to explore the world/skills/knowledge at their own pace, i know it’s impossible to apply that in Asian education but we see how it goes. When time arrived they just know it how for example phonics, potty train, shapes or colors. After introducing things like phonics, songs and flashcard for sometimes thru play and coloring, one day she just showed me that she recognized A-Z, shapes and colors. So patience is the key…

Her fine motor skill is good but gross motor skill is so bad, she still needing to hold on something go up or down the stairs, the chances of her taking risk very low or never. My mum say maybe because we seldom bring her outdoor to play or exercise i must admit that’s my fault because i prefer to stay indoor or in my tiny shelter, but when i bring her to the playground she always enjoy people watching, observe how others play rather than her playing, i really don’t know how?

Let them be little because they’re only that way for a while



Easy Meal prep

I cook almost everyday ever since Chloe started solid! We tried tingkat service for dinner before but i didn’t quite like the dishes and get bored after 1 month. Eat out is a dilemma to me, thinking what to eat where to eat with toddler, no thank you! So I cook lunch and dinner daily for healthy reason too, there’s market and ntuc in the neighborhood so it’s pretty easy to get ingredients.

I should really thanks my mum because she trained us how to cook since young although we have helper to help around in the kitchen but she forced us(especially me #elderchild) to be there when she cook, from chopping the ingredients to cook. I used to hate it back then because she would scold or nag a lot. She’s a working mother as an accountant, she’s always busy especially peak season when she work in audit firm but she still insisted to cook dinner for the family everyday without failed, even weekend she don’t mind cooking until today! We used to asked her to stop cooking because we want to eat out always wonder why do she like to cook so much! so much work! now i really understand why and i’m really thankful now i appreciate home cook meals!

Everyday i try to cook at least have a meat dish, vege and soup for balance diet but when I got lazy I’ll just have one dish meal that normally contain both meat and vege.

One dish meal

Stir fry vege and meat  | Slow boiled Black Bean Soup

french bean, edamame, lean meat with pacific clams

Childhood comfort soup

Corn, mushroom, carrot, tofu, meat and egg in anchovies & combu soup stock (added threadfin fish for chloe)

Seafood tomyam soup

i’m so happy to found this tomyam paste that taste very similar to the one my mum used to cook for us! of course Chloe can’t have a share of this so she got seafood soup with anchovies soup base

Hainan chicken rice

if we eat out on weekend usually don’t go for hawker food coz i want good food in my one-a-while dinning out so i do not know when was was the last time i had chicken rice. cook the rice from scratch with chicken stock, panda leaf, garlic and ginger, turn out not too bad. side is japanese spinach with sesame dressing

Sliced pork wrapped asparagus with teriyaki saurce

requested by hubby, sometimes i prefer to have him to tell me what he want to eat so i just cook accordingly without much planing..

Meatball two way | Slow boiled radish soup 

Mixed prawn, mince pork marinated for 2 hour then have it steamed and coated with breadcrumbs for air-fried. Chloe love the air-fried version so much!

Gyoza party @ Cellgroup

no we didn’t make it our cg leader brought this homemade gyoza from a chinese store at Kallang, taste very good!

Stir fry pork with bell pepper | Pork rib green papaya and peanut soup 

on lazy days when i cook one pot dish ill cook a bigger portion in the afternoon so i can just reheat it for dinner #lazymama

i love spicy food so you always see chili padi here and there normally i will portion out Chloe’s share before i add in chili..

My recent favorite groceries shopping spot =  Dondonki! Influenced by Cheeserland! enjoy reading her post so much, even Ming got poisoned! every one or two week ill make a trip to town after sending Chloe to school to get my Japaneses groceries fix! Best timing to go there in the morning, no crowd only some japanese ladies doing shopping, things are super fresh and rack are refilled! Oh and no queue for their famous sweet potatoes too! My main purpose this trip was to get ingredient for oden party! Strawberry is a must buy everytime i’m there for my strawberry lover at home aka Chloe!

Oden 🍢Forget to take a proper photo, followed tutorial from YouTube for oden soup base from scratch with combu, anchovies and bonito flakes! It’s a huge success accordingly to Ming, especially the daikon was so so good and we are hosting a oden party soon! Can’t wait already!

A year older

a nice bouquet delivered on my door step no prize guessing it’s from Ming
i usually don’t get such a nice bunch so i must take more photos of it before it dry up.
for passed years Ming will always buy from his trusted florist below his office building reason being convenient and no delivery fees required
Or if he had a choice he will never buy me a flower because he is practical like that but he did after we had Chloe
i think that’s his way of appreciation for me as a wife and a mom
 he also brought something from my-never-up-to-dated wishlist i created last year
but luckily still something i want till now..Fresh face cream
too expensive to buy myself
thanks dear you’re sweetest. always caring. always there for us
As a mother


Motherhood isn’t all about shaping her characters but shaping mine too along the way –source

i’m totally agree with that there’s so much to learn being a mother it’s a life time work. So far I never regretted being stay home mum because very minutes spend with Chloe is worthy! I’m thankful to be part of her early childhood so I can help a little on shaping her personality and guide her with God’s word. Maybe I’m always there and only me she a little too shy or maybe me and daddy are introvert that’s why she is totally an introvert girl. She’s very shy, take time to warm up to stranger but I think that’s okie as she’s a girl and the bright side of an introvert she is very sensitive over people and environment also an observant. I’m would say I know her best and understand all her baby language at this stage.. and I want to continue watch her grow!



For me myself
i decided to let go #dayre completely because i feel it taken up too much time
Curating a post, reply comments, reading others, it take a lot of time which i should really spend that time with Chloe or do my job then looking or checking the phone so often. i remember a friend asked me that i’m slowly gaining readers there in dayre and sponsorship don’t i feel wasted? i never want to be influencer or blogger just simply sharing my life and i feel stressful with so many people reading my life or dealing with business for sponsorship worrying the traffic and all.. This happen often i started with kiminpink.com (blogspot) then instagram then dayre.. i’m simply do not enjoy life being someone known..
While ig stories are faster way to record moments and share it with my family and friends. Yesterday I finally took some time to filter my follower and removed 100+ unknown accounts soon I will just limit to my friends and family so i feel safer to that platform

i may be going back to dayre in future maybe after Chloe go to school or if i’m pregnant again to record my pregnancy journey who knows maybe i will never return… another things that turn me off from sharing is that people tend to copy ideas, content and photos without crediting, they got influenced or inspired then copy and paste it like their own without credit, taking things for granted.

As a designer I really can’t stand this sorry to say ..but Ming always remind me once I want to share it in public be prepare for this..

Okie gone too far off the topic by the way I don’t share great stuff or thoughts I’m not even a good person too..but I can’t control what people think only thing I should do is be true to myself and always remind myself that:
It is the Lord your God you must follow, and him you must revere. Keep his commands and obey him; serve him and hold fast to him. Deuteronomy 13:4
Don’t follow the world but Jesus and He should be the center of my life and always glorify Him in anything i do..