:: Shanghai :: Halloween ::

Happy Halloween! Before I had kids, the Halloween that I know is an excuse for adults to dress up, get drunk and party. In Shanghai, part and parcel about living in international communities is the exposure to different cultures. Halloween is one of them and is now officially Phoebe’s favourite holiday! Trick or treating is … Continue reading

:: Scrapbooking :: Yearly Scrapbook ::

I don’t consider myself as a serious scrapbooker but I definitely enjoy making and looking at scrapbooks. There’s something magical about looking and touching tangible photos compare to looking at them on the computer. It feels more human, warm and intimate. Scrapbooking can also be very time-consuming because it requires a lot of effort. I … Continue reading

:: Shanghai :: Nostalgic Old-Style CHA Restaurant ::

Hi there, How was your weekend? If you don’t already know, today is the third day of the week-long official Public Holidays in China. We are taking it easy after a busy plus rainy week. We had friends visiting, farewell lunches and dinners and my favourite of all, a barbecue party, Argentinian style hosted by … Continue reading

:: DIY Project :: Positive Sticker Passport ::

Hi friends, How was your weekend? We had a busy weekend attending a pizza-making birthday party, watched a circus and had dinner with friends. Definitely a busy but happy weekend. Today, I’m sharing with you my latest and most effective motivational tool that I use on Phoebe. I’ve used other methods before and this is … Continue reading

:: DIY Project :: Framed Shoes ::

Hi friends, Do you keep things? I don’t think I’m a hoarder but I do find it difficult to throw away things especially when it comes to Phoebe’s. I’ve been secretly keeping all her shoes for the past 5 years. Every pair brings back flashback of happy memories and moments that I want to remember … Continue reading

:: MOCA Shanghai :: Pixar Animation Exhibition::

We had a chance to visit the Pixar Animation Exhibition over the long weekend. Thanks Angie from doubledhappiness for telling me about this amazing event! There’re lots of amazing original artworks and sketches from Finding Nemo, Monster’s Inc, Toy Story, The Incredibles, Cars, just to name a few. Histories and storyboards behind these famous animations, … Continue reading

:: Happy Mooncake Holiday! ::

Hi my friends, How are you? It’s been a while since my last post, since everything is starting to fall back in place, I hope I’ll have more time to share the things I love with you! Today is an official public holiday in China and it’s call the Mid-Autumn or Mooncake Festival. In my … Continue reading

:: Our Favorite Rainy Day Activity : Shaving Cream Fun! ::

Hi friends, How was your week? Today is the first day Phoebe started her new school. This week passes really quickly with the preparation for her new school. Orientation, getting school supplies and spending some quality time with her before she starts school became top priority. The past few weeks was raining a lot in … Continue reading

:: Holiday in Xiamen ::

Hi friends, Let me tell you about our short holiday in Xiamen. Xiamen is a beautiful coastal city two hours away from Shanghai by flight. The city is clean, organized and easy to get around. We had a lot of fun exploring the city and trying out different local food. The main attraction in Xiamen … Continue reading

:: Hello :: Surprise Holiday! ::

Hi my friends, I know I haven’t been posting lately, no the blog is not dead yet, I was just caught up by the other things in life but I never stop thinking about my blogs and about the things I was going to share with you! Just thinking about them makes me excited! Let … Continue reading