Don’t worry, this isn’t a horror story.
We were in Bangkok last weekend and stayed at Four Points by Sheraton. Although it was our first time there, we immediately felt right at home. The kids had a lot of room to stretch while we checked in. I allowed my 13 month old toddler to crawl and explore the hotel lobby – I got a million stares from people and I’m pretty sure they were thinking ‘How could they allow their kid to crawl on the floor?’.
The room received a seal of approval from both our son and our friend’s daughter. Spacious, clean and comfortable.
For some reason, I smelt cigarette smoke in our room on the first day. I thought, no way. It’s a non-smoking hotel. I must be dreaming. But it got really prominent that night. I was really upset and couldn’t sleep so I emailed the hotel asking them to check if we were on a smoking floor. The manager apologised and held a room for us on a different floor so we switched rooms early the next morning. Our clothes smelt like we just came out of a night club!
When we got back to the room that evening, we were pleasantly surprised with a plate of cupcakes from Khun Warapon. She really went all out to help us switch rooms by briefing her staff to fetch our bags, getting the new key cards and even offering to pack for us.
This is the second time I’ve made my husband change rooms due to cigarette smoke. It can be really annoying and even dangerous with a baby. He told our friends the next day that he fell asleep in Room 240 but woke up in Room 646.
I know! I can’t believe it myself 🙂
When my OBGYN told us ‘your baby is now full term’, I wanted to cry. I look over at my husband and he’s smiling from cheek to cheek! We will meet him soon.
We currently go for a checkup on a weekly basis. The baby has been developing fine so far but at our doctor’s visit yesterday, he has decided to move and is no longer effaced like the week before. I’m a little upset but I tell myself that maybe it’s safer to keep him in there just for a little while longer.
Like clockwork since the 4th month, I wake up at 5 something to use to loo. I can hear the morning prayers from the nearby mosque just before I settle to sleep again. However, for the past few days, I wake up, pee, and don’t go back to sleep till 7 or 8 a.m. I really dread this. One morning, I was so awake, I got up to cook!
For some funny reason, I’m in love with the smell of popcorn. And this week, all I want to do is eat fried chicken! What an unhealthy craving!
We have bought almost everything for the baby and made several decisions on what we would like to do or how we would parent our child. Right now, Praveen and I are just enjoying the quiet moments we have together, smiling with anticipation that our lives are about to change.
It’s been almost a year since our religious and civil ceremony. How time flies when you’re having fun. I’m enjoying every minute of my marriage to my best friend, the moments spent together, the discussions and decisions we make, our ability to function as a team despite being physically away from each other, the silent understandings of how we do things a certain way. Of course, there’s also the nagging, the arguments over who washes the dishes and the stress over when and where we should go on vacation.
I have kept the empty angpow packets and cards from our wedding in a shoebox. I reached for it the other day and was touched with the words and well wishes from everyone we knew. I smiled reading them knowing that at the moment they wrote it, they were thinking about us. There were two that made me laugh, one was an incorrect spelling of my name (not sure if it was incorrect or just the handwriting) and the other from a good mate from our days in Sydney where we used to play silly Tower Defense games till 6a.m. (reads: Congrats! Now go forth and spawn your United Colours of Benetton family)!
We didn’t iron the apron before the photo shoot. Silly me!
I find it hard to believe that people find it hard to believe that I cook.
But I do! I do cook dinner at least four out of seven nights in a week.
I cooked more often when I was working 9-5 because after a long day, there’s nothing like relaxing in front of the tv with your dinner in hand 🙂
Cute rabbit ang pow packets from Bangsar Village
It’s the first year we are distributing ang pows so I made sure I was prepared ahead of time.
It’s a day before the new year, I’m getting ready to go over to help my father prep for reunion dinner, and dodging shameless self-invites by distant relatives (which they post on Facebook…not very tasteful) to come over to my house. Yes, shameless cause I am absolutely against people self-inviting themselves for any event. But I suppose that can be a topic for a new blog post 🙂
Gong Xi Fa Chai!
We got married 7-days ago 🙂