Sorry for the inactivity in the past few weeks, it’s just been pretty crazy at work.  To kick things off, I’ll start on a positive note.

We all have our ups and downs; certain years and times of our lives are better than others. 2012 was one of my best years, I have so many fond memories and when looking through my Facebook page, it stands out as being pretty special. I can’t believe it’s been nearly 5 years already, how time flies.  Continue reading

Happy Easter!


Hey everyone, I’ve been quiet for a couple of weeks as I’ve been slogging away at work, clocking up to 14 hour days. I’ve had the misfortune of being assigned a couple of tough projects, which coincides with my daughter’s Easter break and having to move out of our home for a couple of days because of a leak. I’m nearing the end now, as the deadline for one of the projects is next Tuesday. Hopefully I’ll get my life back after that and resume blogging.  Continue reading

Gosh, why is it SO hard?!


The past couple of years have probably been the toughest time of my life. Not because I had particularly bad luck or my heart broken, but because I became a working mum. Nobody warned me that it’s one of the toughest roles out there! I was hoping that it would gradually become easier but no luck so far. In fact, with my manager going back to the US and having to take on more responsibilities at work, it’s only getting harder. I should really be happy that I got promoted but I realized that it also meant longer hours at work, and hence, less time with my daughter. This morning was especially tough as she’s down with a cold and so she cried and clung to me when I left home. Continue reading

Technology – can’t live without it, can’t live with it


For my generation, there are quite a few life changing developments which are linked to technology. When I was around ten, my dad brought home one of those box-like computers with the DOS system. Some of you are probably not old enough to have seen these ancient computers with the green or white writings on black screens. My sister and I had fun playing simple games like PAC-MAN and pinball on the computer. Continue reading

Sunshine and good food in Sorrento and Capri


Port at Sorrento (and Mt Vesuvius in the distance)

During our trip to Pompeii, we stayed in Sorrento which is a beautiful and romantic town in Southern Italy. Of our many trips to Europe, this is one of the top five places that we’ve visited. There are two areas in Sorrento – the main tourist area on top of the cliff and the port by the water. While Sorrento is a tourist resort, it does not feel too commercialized and has preserved a rustic and laidback atmosphere. I love the narrow cobbled streets filled with shops, restaurants and cafes, the beautiful Roman architecture with grand villas along the cliff, with terraces overlooking the sea, and amazing food and wine. Continue reading