It was 7 p.m., just 30 minutes short of everyone breaking fast. Just like everyone else, we were seated at our tables with our plates filled with food, patiently waiting. This unusually quiet 7 year old boy who was two seats away asked for permission to use the washroom with his friend and so we let him.
5 minutes after, the two boys came back panting and they were so eager to tell me of their misadventures. I listened intently and observed that the boy was missing his two front teeth. He was so cute when he laughed.
However, beneath all the laughter, I wondered how it must be like for him back at the children’s home. He has been there for the past 3 years and I’m pretty sure his teeth-dropping experience happened in the home.
Not too sure how the conversation came up, but we were talking about how our future kids will be like. It started off with how our future daughter would be like. Of course, Marc gave the only right answer: that she will be just like me.
Then I asked him, what if we had a son?
“Well, I hope that he will have the good traits of both of us.. and not the bad ones!” “Like what?” “I don’t know what I would do if he inherits your indecisiveness!”
To prove his point, he enacted a scene with a high pitched voice. Read More »
I honestly don’t remember when I last had a Saturday with no agenda filled. For the past 5 months, every weekend is filled with either work, weddings, birthday parties, dinners or running errands. While all these are good, there are days when I just want to be home and do nothing. Not even chores.
For a girl who can’t wait to retire early so she can be a tai tai and do nothing all day, I don’t do very well with an empty schedule. I come up with to-do lists when I have free time so that it would be a productive day, or so I hope. I put literally EVERYTHING on my to-do list, even relaxing things.. like putting on a facial mask! Lol. Unfortunately, when I only cross out half of what I’m supposed to do, I feel like I have failed and I bring these to-do items forward to the next day and the cycle continues.
Now, before you judge me.. I do this because I have zerodiscipline in life. Unlike my husband or any other normal human being, I do not have a single routine I keep in life except going to work and church. My shower time is never consistent, my order of getting ready is never the same nor my choices in life. One day I can be waking up at 6.30 am and the next day at 7.00 am. I hate routines.Read More »
If you are just like me always on the hunt for good travel deals, then you would understand that it’s totally okay to check AirAsia’s page every once in a while 😀 Marc and I have been eyeing on a getaway trip during Chinese New Year because there are 2 public holidays during that week! But.. it was too expensive to go anywhere because of the peak period.
When we found out that there was a cheap promo to Yogyakarta (Jogja) 2-3 weeks before the departure date, we booked it immediately! The only other arrangements we did was to booked accommodation and asked my local Indonesian friend, Erik on how much it will cost to eat and travel for a day. The rest? YOLO.
That’s what we did for ALL of our other travels anyway.
Fly there first, then plan. BAD MOVE.
We didn’t consider quite a bit of stuff which made the trip interesting in so many ways. As usual, we did it backpacking style but I don’t think this location is quite feasible with our circumstance.
To sum it up, here are the 5 things you should consider before travelling to Yogyakarta:
#1 – Tourist spots are all far away from each other
I usually do this every year end to reflect how the year has been. Clearly, this is wayy past December and we are now in February March. Talk about being efficient, eh? To be fair, January was a crazy tough month which I will leave it for another time but I’m going to stick with this just because.
#1 – We got married!
2016 was all about wedding planning and getting hitched. From managing our parents’ expectations to finding a venue that fits to finding good people to work with, man..it was tough work. Planning a wedding was really difficult for us, especially with so many limitations but in the end, it was really about learning about how to work together as a couple. It was also a testing time for our closest friends who helped us out because there were just sooo much to do, but we’re glad that together with Jesus, it all came together in the end. Now, we get to wake up to each other everyday, snoozing our life away.. Hahaha…Read More »
It was two days before our supposedly “futsal” training on Tuesday when Christine texted me.
“Do you have proper football shoes?”
“Yea. Futsal right. You also have, the green Nike one right?” Still pretty oblivious to what she was referring to because we have been playing futsal together some time back so she has definitely seen me playing with my futsal shoes.
“Haha, those are futsal shoes though, different. But my shoes are so old, not worn it for the longest time”
“WAIT. ARE WE PLAYING FOOTBALL?! NO RIGHT… OMGGGGGG THIS IS FOOTBALL?!!!!Read More »
THREE MONTHS SINCE! Are we still considered newlyweds? Haha!
I actually did give up from continuing where I left off because real life is pretty hectic. How do these bloggers keep writing every alternate days! #2017goals
But since Jon delievered our wedding pictures not too long ago, that little spark left in me was reignited to continue this. And it’s soooooooooo pretty! funny!
Now, that we received our pictures in full.. it also means that we have fully close this chapter in our lives. Of being engaged and preparing to be married. With this, I just want to do a quick mention and share some pictures with you guys on our very special day!Read More »
..and hello everybody, I’m now Mrs. Chow! 😀 ❤
I AM OFFICIALLY MARRIED OMG!
It’s crazy how you spend one year (or more) to plan and prepare for that one day, and that one day passes you by in a blink of an eye! SO FAST OKAY! When Pr. Kenneth introduced us to the crowd, I thought to myself, “What in the world, didn’t I just walk in this place?!!!?” Lol. Before we know it, our wedding weekend came and gone.
Man, I wish I could relive those moments. Marc & I enjoyed every bit of it and wished we could do it again. Only the wedding day, mind you. Because the wedding planning is something we don’t ever wanna do it again. Ever… and my girls would say an amen to this. HAHA.
Looking at this picture makes me so happy, dear Marc. It has been a crazy year (ok la, few months only) trying to do this wedding planning stuff but despite all that, I am so so glad that we could still talk like a new couple who just got together!
We felt that we got lost in time because nothing else matters. Not the food, not the environment, not the wedding prep, just the company – YOU. We talked about stupid things, things that doesn’t really matter, talk about deep stuffs – just like 4 years ago.
4 years on, I still find you the same charming, funny guy that you are.
Except maybe I know your nonsense a little bit more and you about mine. Haha. Best part is, we still choose each other despite the crap we put each other through. Marriage is gonna be so much hard work, but it will be oh so worth it with you!
Counting the days till I call you hubby! Love you! ❤