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Don O
Sunny Singapura
chronicles of my life as a mum of three and a lot of DIY and creative stuff!
Interests: The Word, my little ones, a little bit of cooking and a lot of baking, coffee and conversations with friends and family... and reliving my passion for crafts!
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Some people may not necessarily agree with me on this, but this just rings true at home. Justin may not be the coolest among his peers (sorry, Yuv!), but at home. Well, he's the king. As in "THE King". As soon as we enter the door, Raffi and Roque immediately... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2014 at eclectic us
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One of the reasons why I started this blog is to document our life in Singapore. So it's mostly about the kids, my hobbies and our home. You'll know when you're a home buff when you'd rather buy stuff for the home over that Mulberry bag (well, I'd take both... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2014 at eclectic us
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Dearest Mama, As commercial as it has gotten, this day never gets old for all of us. Every year, every phase in my life, I always have something I want to thank you for. You somehow manage to make time for all 3 of us- plus your daughter and sons-in-love... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2014 at eclectic us
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Hello! I had some friends asking where we bought the paper flowers for Raffi's party and I just wanted to share that we bought these in Daiso. You could cut the edges into a scallop and they look like chrysanthemums. They are super easy to make and quite therapeutic too!... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2014 at eclectic us
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We love parties! Well, Raffi and I love planning for it. Roque loves being in one. Manu, well, we have yet to see but he does smile a lot at parties so it looks like I have party kids here. So this time it's Raffi's party. We weren't planning anything... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2014 at eclectic us
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I'm not a very fussy mom when it comes to... umm, a lot of things. Well, I used to be with Raffi but it only lasted a few months. So naturally when I hear friends talking about using organic and natural stuff, I remained neutral. I felt like it was... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2014 at eclectic us
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Raffi and Roque, they are our very own live entertainment at home these days. Mattias is still that super cute, cuddly baby who pretty much has no choice but to sit, crawl or eat whatever we feed him according to our schedule, for now at least. These 2 however, different... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at eclectic us
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We've heard this all too many times and I for one conciously try to do this. Last year, my Grandfather and my "Mother-in-Love" passed away. My grandfather lived a full life while Mamita lived until her 60s. Thank God she was able to experience so many wonderful things with Papito... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at eclectic us
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all images via CB2 Today, I went shopping. Virtual shopping. Never clicked on purchase, just imagined how all these wonderful items above would look together- in my living room. Justin and I love to go to furniture shops and just imagine how some pieces of furniture would look in our... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2014 at eclectic us
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They have been long. Very long hours filled with laughing, crying, playing and a lot of cleaning up. Our beloved Mamalunggay (as we fondly call her) is away on a much needed holiday back to the Philippines. Prior to her leaving, I did some panic buying at the grocery fully... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2014 at eclectic us
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This morning, I found myself staring at my laptop, not really knowing where to start. Oh dear, what to do when you're stuck in a rut? I decided to check out pinterest to get some inspiration. Well, I also thought this was the best time to rearrange all my pins... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2014 at eclectic us
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My children. They are the stars of my life. I can't fathom how much my life and priorities have changed since having them. Any mother would say the same thing. I love being with them, I love taking photos of them, I love seeing them play, laugh and even cry.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2014 at eclectic us
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Oftentimes, I wonder why I started blogging in the first place. It's been something I've been wanting to start 2 years back but never got the chance to do so because I was busy with work and traveled a fair bit. I enjoyed it and I wished I had the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2014 at eclectic us
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It's true that our interests are formed in our younger years. I appreciate that my mom encouraged me with whatever I felt like doing at different phases of my life. Well, maybe not everything. Like when I cut my cousin Jappy's hair and ended up giving him a hilarious looking... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2014 at eclectic us
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I've been baking almost every weekend since the start of this year. I find myself trying out new ones but always coming back to some old favorites. Such as these chocolate pavlova cups. I find myself always gravitating towards this when I need to bake something for special occassions, it's... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2014 at eclectic us
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This word means a lot to me as they do to you, I'm sure. Working from home has made me lose track of the calendar. Hey, I may not know the dates, but I know when it's Friday... And no matter what happens, Friday signals the end of the work... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2014 at eclectic us
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Happy 5 Months, Mattias! Phew! This week has been a busy one. I had to go to the office to prepare for meetings- this would be the busiest month for me as there are presentations in Italy and Vegas where I have to do the VM based on the season's... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2014 at eclectic us
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Hi there! Excuse the mess. I have been reminiscing a lot lately and I found this shot I took of our home when we began with the renovation in 2012. I remember it like it was yesterday. Before we started "flat hunting" with our agent, they asked us to browse... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2014 at eclectic us
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Hello! It's February now- my birthday's on the horizon and I feel the need to start something. Every year, I try to learn something new. Take baking for instance, I started this the year after giving birth to Raffi. I wanted to be able to do something with her while... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2014 at eclectic us
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ooh lala, banana! Are you a pinterest addict? I used to be one months back and I just realized that I just kept pinning and never really tried any of the recipes. It wasn't until my friend told me one time that she now uses pinterest to get new ideas... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2014 at eclectic us
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Roque turned 2 this January. Our adorably funny little boy has finally turned 2! This is both sweet and daunting for me. It means more milestones for him, more experiences and memories to build. On the flipside, this also means I need to focus more attention on him. Both Raffi... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2014 at eclectic us
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Hello! This week has been busy, how about yours? January is the 2nd month of my "work-at-home" and I am slowly getting used to the pace. I have claimed a temporary "work space" in the bedroom but will soon be moving it in the balcony (Justin's drilling holes for the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2014 at eclectic us
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hello! This week started off to be a busy but very productive week. I've finally gotten around to developing photos for my photo wall project at home (i'll tell you about it soon!). Baked a strawberry cake recipe which I've been wanting to try out. Got my creative juices flowing,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2014 at eclectic us
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December 2012 was some sort of revelation for me. I rediscovered cookies. I fell in love with it once more. I think it was probably because baking the same cupcakes and cakes over and over got me bored. And as I stumbled upon a number of cookie recipes from different... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2013 at eclectic us
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Hello! This post is meant to make you drool. Nah, just wanted to share what we had lovingly baked for Roque's bash. Since his mom is such a dessert freak- which is what got her into baking in the first place- she had to make sure that Roque's guests enjoyed... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2013 at eclectic us