6 Reasons Why Teaching Manners To Kids Is Important

As a new parent, there is a lot of information to take in. It can often feel overwhelming and the thought of “am I doing it right?” often crosses your mind. Every parent has these days and it is totally normal to feel this way. But, one thing you will want to consider when teaching…

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My Expat Story in ExpatFinder.Com

Do you know my expat story? You could read how my family ended up in Singapore back in 2012 and how I have given birth to this blog on that same year in Expat Mom Diaries ABOUT page. Recently, I had another chance of telling my expat story through an interview by a popular expat website with…

Manyaman Kare-Kare Easy Recipe

Kare-Kare is the Filipino version of stew which is thickened and flavored with peanut-based sauce. Any meat can be used for Kare-Kare but the popular choices are ox tail, pork hocks,  tripes, and beef. It is traditionally served during special occasions like town Fiesta and usually served with Bagoong (shrimp paste). The best tasting Kare-Kare I ever had…

Need a Coffee Fix? Check Out These Cool Tiong Bahru Cafes

It’s not a secret that the hip Tiong Bahru neighbourhood will easily win your heart. First of all, it ticks everything from charming streets to unique architecture to a bohemian vibe – and it also teems with loads of awesome cafes that will keep you caffeinated just the way you like it. Ready for a coffee fix? Check…

Lovely Staycation at Crowne Plaza Hotel Changi

Whenever you are in Terminal 3 of Singapore Changi Airport, you cannot miss passing by this pitch-dark passageway to Crowne Plaza Hotel and it sure looks quite intriguing from the outside. We only had the chance to stay at this ultra modern hotel during our 14th wedding anniversary last November 2015. Me and my husband had a staycation and we truly enjoyed our stay. The…

10 Practical Tips in Raising a Teen

It is happening! She wrapped her arms around me, looked in the mirror and blurted out feeling proud, “Mom, look, we are almost of the same height now!” She was speaking of the inevitable truth. My daughter has turned 13 and she is officially a teenager with puberty hormones on a speed lane. Aside from her…

5 Best Roof-Top Bars in Singapore

Do you want a spectacular view of Marina Bay while sipping your favourite glass of wine? Or maybe party with your squad in one of the sleekest roof-top bars in the world? The Rooftop Guide crew has visited more than 500 rooftop bars in the last 2 years all over the world. In 2016, they travelled to…

4 Picture-Perfect Spots in California

In a short trip to California early this year, I had the chance to see four of the best tourist destinations and definitely picture-perfect spots in Sunny California. Check them out! 1. The Golden Gate Bridge Take a breath-taking view of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco’s skyline by crossing the bridge from the San Francisco side…

Singapore Market Food Review: Sarawak Kolo Mee

Eating in a food center inside a public market in Singapore is simply practical as most food shops offer cheap, relatively clean and delicious local food. The public market floors here are neatly tiled. Every section (wet, dry, food centre) is organized, and vendors seem conforming to the strict rules of the authorities. Our neighbourhood market, Tampines…