Valentine’s Day 2013

This year,we decided to celebrate V day on the 2nd day of CNY. For me, it was probably one of the few bright sparks of CNY. Those who know me will know that CNY has never been my favourite season. This year, coming so close after the miscarriage, the prospect of having to do social visits felt all the more tedious and dreaded. But felt better after griping about it with my cell and felt more courageous to face CNY. After cell meeting last week, a few of them stayed back to comfort me as I went though one of the most difficult periods of my life after the second miscarriage. That’s what family is for!

Anyway, enjoyed the break from the CNY festivities. We went to Vivocity – caught a movie – Ah Boys to Men 2. Was a hilarious movie that cheered me up and brought my mood up by notches!
After that, had my all time favourite cuisine – Japanese food for dinner. We had dinner at Shin Kushiya and tried some of the skewers which was their speciality. Quite yummy 🙂

All too soon, it was time to pick Daniel up from my in-laws and head home for his bedtime. Was a simple celebration but definitely a much welcomed date after what we had gone through the past two weeks.

On the actual day itself, Ivan sent a bouquet of red roses – the first time he has bought red roses for me and the biggest bouquet by far 🙂 I totally wasn’t expecting it so it was really a wonderful surprise. Brought me much joy whenever I look at it in office. I love flowers 🙂

Also, my husband’s V day gift to me this year is a Dolce Gusto piccolo as requested by me. So glad he is finally beginning to support my passion for coffee, albeit grudgingly!

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Baking Therapy 2 Feb 13

Another belated post but a memorable experience that I am determined to capture on blog.

Appreciate so much my dear sister Pris and dear cell leader Lee Lee who came over to cheer me up when I was feeling down. We decided to try baking. I am not much into baking but decided to give it a try just for fun 🙂

It was quite an enjoyable afternoon. First time I experienced that baking can be therapeutic. For the first time, baking was just for simply enjoying the process. There was no stress to churn out cookies for Christmas or New Year and hence not in the ‘factory mood’. So there was no pressure. We decided to try scones as it seem simple enough and delightful for afternoon tea.

Our first attempt was a failure 😦 But my resourceful sister saved the day by finding a YouTube video recipe which was quite idiot proof to follow, so the second attempt was a success!

Lee Lee was diligently making her jam. Never expected her to think of making her own jam from scratch but it was a fantastic idea. First time I had yummy WARM strawberry jam!

Needless to say, we had a wonderful afternoon tea – scone with jam and hot tea. The only think we lacked was a nice tea set!

Above all, appreciate the company and am thankful for family and friends for always being there through thick and thin.

As I write about this, I am reminded of the video item both of them and a few others did for our wedding years ago. They sang and recorded the song ‘I will be your friend’ by Michael W Smith, one of my favourites.

“I’ll be your friend for a lifetime
Against the wind and the rain of every season
Won’t walk away in the hard time
I will be your friend
I’m saying I will be your friend”

Thank God for friends 🙂

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