Oct 24, 2012
May 23, 2011
Two weeks ago, I discovered a newly-renovated bridge from Vivo City that leads you all the way to the Sentosa gateway. I casually mentioned this over dinner on Friday during one of the monthly meet-ups I have with the girls.
The next thing I knew, we were casually strolling to the island with no plans in mind -- and it was just a mere 80 minutes away from the stroke of midnight, mind you. The place was deserted except for some bakeries and restaurants which were opened 24/7. Before a unanimous 'WTF were we thinking?' feeling sank into our little heads, we decided to turn it into a little adventure, pretending to be lost tourists (Well actually, we were really lost -- it was DARK) ooh-ing and aah-ing at every novelty items, monuments and statues.
After walking around aimlessly for about half an hour and confirming that there was no where else to go, we finally rested our exhausted butts and limbs at the nearby coffee joint. The spontaneity of that moment made me smile. It kinda makes you realise that sometimes doing something out of the ordinary can make a simple day seem extraordinary... :) (More photos from our little adventure can be found at Sharmilee's blog)
The same goes for my weekend when my husband and I decided to abandon the couch for an impromptu trip to town. The catch was, we were to not spend any money seeing that we have already busted our budget this month. We took a long bus ride instead of the cab and train, went for fast food instead of a bistro or a steakhouse and resisted any temptation to spend when we frequented our usual book and music stores. I know its nothing much, I'm not claiming it to be - but at the end of the day, we felt pretty proud of ourselves. Taking control of things, even as trivial as not spending that extra $10 do give you a sense of fulfillment and best thing yet, you still have fun in the process. So what's not to like?!
May 17, 2011
So it goes without saying that I have been rather inconsistent with my posts lately and have not been updating any entries for the past one month. Nothing to be concerned about. I have been spending a lot of me-time lately, soul-searching, if you will and adapting to the changes that's been going on around me as well as finding ways on how I could improve myself, as a person, a wife and a muslim. It all starts with baby steps though.
I've started to read again. I've completely forgotten how much I love the smell of used books and the little thrill i get when I turn the crisp wood-free textured page of a new book. I love Penguin books and I got so excited looking at the new pocket-size collection of classic literature and stories I used to read in my teens.
I, no, we (my husband and I) have been looking into our health as well. We started to work out, eat supplements and lesser fast food and went for the medical screenings to ensure that we are at our prime of health. The husband even bought himself a pair of new grey trainers!
We've also been spending a lot of quality time together and planning our finances to ensure a better future as a family. We off to a good start, and may Allah reward and bless us in time to come, Insya'allah.
Apr 17, 2011
Had plenty of First Times this weekend. Attended my first fash bash at Great World with my lovely ladies and flew a kite of the first time evuuuh on Sunday. I also got reacquainted with my camera after banishing it for weeks in a solitary dry box. Took it out, fell in love with it all over again and even got to use it during these two days. Lovely weekend, lovely weather, lovely people. I couldn't ask for anything more.
Oh wait, i can. I also got a pair of oxfords after searching for the perfect one for months. NOW, i can't ask for anything more.
For photos of our kite-flying attempts, click here.