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races :: metasprint series part one

03/05/2014 17:30:00 PM

its race season again! :) > read more

this funny little bee...

03/03/2014 17:30:00 PM

whenever i tell people stories of blake, its usually about what a handful or brat he is! and now that my mother-in-law is visiting, my friends are starting to complain that they hardly see blake anymore!!sorry kiddo, mama needs her own fun!!the other > read more


03/02/2014 17:30:00 PM

as i shared earlier this year, one of our long-term goals is to own a place of our own. we've been feeling like we've missed the boat or something because we've been working hard for so many years, and everyone else around us have found their perfect > read more

ding ding ding!! we have two winners! :)

02/28/2014 07:25:00 AM

congrats to peiwen (entry #1) and esther (entry # 22)!you have won a set of personalized name labels from child label > read more

little things :: child label review

02/19/2014 17:30:00 PM

as we're planning to put blake in playschool soon, i started looking around for cute labels for his little things! after searching high and low, i found one online that sold me labels and also sucked me into personalized bottles, name puzzles, the fu > read more

chinese new year 2014

02/18/2014 17:30:00 PM

after our first year of mandatory chinese new year visiting, we found ourselves so exhausted from running around, bouncing between one home to another. in a good sorta way.... but tiring!!!plus i reckon you only get exemption from nosy relatives ques > read more

a timely reminder...

02/17/2014 17:30:00 PM

that day we spent the whole afternoon wheeling his great-grandmother's market cart around the garden endlessly. kiddos really don't need much to be happy, eh?xx > read more

in bali :: the W

02/16/2014 17:30:00 PM

so this is a sad story that turned out not too bad.. > read more

happy valentine's day...

02/13/2014 17:30:00 PM

i have a love-hate relationship with valentine's day! i love any occasion to celebrate. and even though everyday does feel like valentine's day, i welcome any excuse for a nice date or some romantic *cough*that pretty sapphire ring*cough* gesture. > read more

in bali :: potato head

02/12/2014 17:30:00 PM

if i had to pick a favorite place in bali, it would definitely be here!! > read more

in bali :: sardine

02/11/2014 17:30:00 PM

we kinda didn't expect to be so well fed in bali. i definitely packed on a few pounds while i was there, lounging, eating, napping, eating more.. you get the gist! the last beach vacation we went to had us sneaking out at night for maccas! but this t > read more

bali dreaming...

02/10/2014 17:30:00 PM

one of my favorite things when travelling is making a new place our own! the last time we were here, d picked a super luxe resort with private villa, filled with honeymooners and extravagant details but because it was so nice, we hardly ventured out > read more

our favorite playgym in town!

02/08/2014 23:14:00 PM

when you have a silly crazy kiddo like we do, you'd understand why playgyms are more important than sliced bread! and we're so lucky to have the perfect playgym near home!we first discovered this playgym back when booboo was 6 months old. a tad bit y > read more

our library :: ten little fingers and ten little toes...

02/03/2014 17:30:00 PM

we got a whole bunch of books over christmas! they're one of the things in life you can never get too many of and one of the rare things we indulge in...if B wants to be read to, regardless of whatever time it is, we will sit down with him and read! > read more

help needed :: tasty ideas for kiddies?

02/02/2014 17:30:00 PM

its not a secret but im not talented in the kitchen. i can make a fabulous bowl of instant ramen... and my vegemite toast is THE best on the block. > read more

beach boy

01/30/2014 17:30:00 PM

blake :: fourteen months old, loves digging his toes in sand and chasing sea-gulls. > read more

melbourne :: the dining haul

01/29/2014 17:30:00 PM

you know how you go somewhere and have this fixated idea of how its meant to be? like eating dirty water dogs in new york? like sipping coffee wearing a beret in paris (even though... this) and eating streetside pho in vietnam? > read more

melbourne :: christmas 2013

01/28/2014 17:30:00 PM

im not sure if its even right to be talking about christmas in january! surely there must be a cut-off date... we're so behind in our holiday posts! > read more

and we're off to the beach!!!

01/27/2014 17:30:00 PM

it has been a long time since we've been on a beach vacation. and i blame on our laziness, but this koala situation has not changed. our kid is a dare devil in most ways but when it comes to the crashing waves... he is all wimpy. he will build sandca > read more

new year celebrations :: casa tartufo

01/26/2014 17:30:00 PM

we are so behind with our holiday posts that i guess it doesn't matter if its a little jumbled up! my chief photographer and editor (handyman, bathtime expert, chef, IT help-desk all rolled into one) has been busy with his day job!! > read more

melbourne :: chin chin

01/23/2014 17:30:00 PM

i don't know what's up with us, but we seem to always find ourselves in a "chin chin" kinda situation! > read more

our dream apartment list...

01/22/2014 17:30:00 PM

one of my goals this year is to start looking for a place of our own. > read more


01/21/2014 17:30:00 PM

ain't that the truth! :) > read more

melbourne :: daniel's son

01/20/2014 17:30:00 PM

okaaaaay.. > read more

why we love australia ...

01/19/2014 17:30:00 PM

you know how after a trip, you'll sit down, look at your pictures/the very little pennies in your pocket and reflect on the trip? how much you loved it, the choice of airlines, the city, the highlights...(and for weirdos like us, would we ever move t > read more

made in japan theme party...

01/16/2014 17:30:00 PM

i've been going to my picture archives and found these happy pictures that i don't think i've shared!!! so it definitely falls into "an oldie but definitely a goodie" category!i find parties a lot easier to plan when there's a theme!not to go all cra > read more

back to the sewing machine....

01/13/2014 17:30:00 PM

it has been a LONG while... and i'd almost forgotten how i loved creating. and seeing little sketches come to life!! > read more

happy monday guys!

01/12/2014 17:30:00 PM

{from here}doesn't this cake topper make you wanna bake and throw a party just because? > read more

melbourne :: workshop specialty coffee

01/09/2014 17:30:00 PM

one of the things daniel complained about a lot when he moved to singapore was the exorbitant prices (and shocking quality) of coffee. of course, i'd just come back from the states back then. so i was all? what's the problem, buddy? there is always s > read more

the world is such an amazing place...

01/08/2014 17:30:00 PM

as you probably already know... our kid is a true blue boy's boy! his first proper work was "truck!" and is obsessed with anything with wheels. he loves it with such passion that we've soften our "no toys!" approach and got him a few too many trucks > read more

melbourne eats :: top paddock

01/06/2014 17:30:00 PM

before we left, we did zero research but had a few friends toss a few recommendations in our way!! (thank you dawn!) and that's what brought us to top paddock early one morning!we didn't quite expect the crowd given that it was just a random work day > read more

a visit to the melbourne zoo

01/05/2014 17:30:00 PM

i have a confession to make. > read more

wishing you the happiest of all years...

01/01/2014 22:26:00 PM

as the clock struck twelve, we reminisced how far we've come this year, how we have grown and how perfect life is. we'd wanted bubba to stay up for his first countdown but he finally dozed off peaceful 40 minutes till midnight so we let him be. some > read more

cubbyhouse canteen, melbourne

12/29/2013 17:30:00 PM

we lined up some playdates for little blake to meet his new pals in melbourne! > read more

hello a little...

12/26/2013 17:30:00 PM

merry christmas! how has your holiday been? > read more

merry christmas from down under....

12/24/2013 17:30:00 PM

isn't this the most fabulous morning of the year!? > read more

my life is now complete...

12/23/2013 17:30:00 PM

for the longest time, we felt like baby boy wasn't a happy kid. then he was. the happiest kind that chuckles at everything darn thing we do and hardly cries when he takes a tumble! then we felt like he wasn't an affectionate kid, then he got all cudd > read more

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