Saturday, April 26, 2014

countdown: 38.

i can't even remember the last time i blogged and what i blogged about.

life's been stale - not in a bad way, of course. but the third trimester has sapped most of my energy away and  i don't really have the mood nor the strength to do much anymore. it doesn't help that we have been so busy the past few weeks with new projects and whatnots.. the last stretch should be a time of rest but i find myself unable to do so. 
even Sleep is difficult, now that the bump is sinking lower and the little human inside can't stop stretching in the wee hours of the night - my womb probably doesn't have enough space for him now and most of the time i feel like a balloon on the verge of exploding. aside, i also feel like crying when i see the newly-formed stretch marks below my bellybutton, just when i was so smug about not having any. sigh. i'll call these my battle scars and show it to my boy every now and then to let him know what horrible things i went through for him! 

that said, im trying to make the best out of my last month of pregnancy - i go out, meet people, shop for self, for baby, but give me a maximum of one hour of walking and im spent :( 
i walk so slowly now that i think people who are behind me and can't see im preggers will probably curse and swear at my pace but they forget - im not walking; im waddling. 

38 more days to EDD and im... hanging in there. my hospital bag's supposed to be packed and baby's laundry is supposed to be all done by now but i really, really feel like doing nothing but lying like a beached whale today so i'll leave those chores for the next weekend.

everyone's asking if im excited but truth is my emotions are really mixed. i guess im keen to see what he looks like but i cannot deny that im a lil freaking out about the birth process. plus it doesnt help that some friends share it was the "most painful X hours of my life". gah! no more horror stories please - i think i'd prefer to find out myself. i pray everyday that the delivery will be smooth and that i won't be pooping on the delivery table... crossing my fingers my prayers get answered? 

am also slowly adjusting to being more of a homebody (not that its difficult though) since i think that's what my life will be in the next few months at least. no more late night movies, supper runs, long and leisurely brunches, sleeping in til noon - Goodbye, wild and carefree days of going anywhere and everywhere.
but the hubs seems so keen on the little one that it kinda makes these sacrifices seem worth it - grand plans to bring him swimming on a regular basis, road trips with baby in tow, a training bike purchase (well, almost) - when he talks about it i swear i can picture him as a dad. which makes me happy but also freaks me out a bit at the same time, i dont know why haha. 

here's the lil blob's name written in the sand dunes of Dubai by his dad :) 

and while he was in Dubai, i had a mini babymoon at Bintan earlier in the month with the sis!
we swam, had smoothies by the pool bar, baked in the sun, went back to our room for cat naps, lounged by the beach bar with books in tow, then went back to vegetating in front of the TV after the sun set on us.
day two, rinse and repeat. and it was good while it lasted, heh.

by the end of the 3d2n stay we both decided it was Enough. city girls are we!



for those who work in and around Raffles Place, rejoice! 
We'll be stocked at a new multi-label boutique at Raffles Xchange, come May!

there will be a one day opening special on 3 May so save the date for now, won't you?
details will be up on our Facebook / Instagram / Mailing list so do check back real soon!

in the meantime, this weekend's preview's already up on our FB fan page here so please do me a favour and "Like" it because this sad pregnant woman spent a long time doing up the web banner! :(
(yes im trying to win sympathy votes here and no im not ashamed about it)


gonna get ready for dinner with the folks now... and will prolly spend my night with Olivia Pope again.
super addicted to the show that i've stopped watching all my other dramas! muahaha.

okay bye for now and have a good weekend ahead y'all!


Monday, April 7, 2014


Exciting times ahead!
It is a year of change indeed.
We have so much in store for MP this year and are FINALLY going about
making those changes we have always talked about, but shelved aside.
If you haven't noticed (but why wouldn't you?!)
we have tweaked the site layout and colours,
our pictures are clearer and brighter
(please use the zoom function, it is so scary I could see lint on black clothes)
I finally upgraded my office infrastructure (woo hoo!)
and things are on the right track.
Can't describe how happy I am now that plans are working out :)))
We have a few more ventures in store and I will announce them when time is right!

Speaking of which, we are looking for some part-time admin help
so drop me an email ONLY if you fulfill the following criteria:
1. Able to commit full days on Mondays/Tuesday & Fridays
2. Proficient in MS Excel, answering of emails, simple IT skills
3. Conscientious and careful with details, able to work independently
4. Able to commit for min 6 months

Please email me at ONLY if you can meet ALL 4 requirements.
I will not answer your emails if you are unable to do so. :)
Sharms is going off for her long break soon so we really need the help now
and if anyone you know is eligible for the admin job, please let them know!

Due to Sharmie's happy news, I have been traveling solo for the past few trips
and gah, I really hate it :(
Another work trip coming up this week and I am trying to stay positive
and count down to the moment when I am back home again.

Slew of #ootds (am repeating my instagram (@passionade) photos, oops)
and then I am off:

remember I said i bought 2 colours? Didn't regret it one bit :)

the day I went back to NTU for a small talk to my ex-prof class of students about entrepreneurship.
I basically is not as cool as it seems. Haha.
In an old MP blazer, a loose grey tee and this awesome crochet overlay shorts I got from Zara.
Can't really spy the details here but it is gorgeous :)

flirty flouncy friday.
Really have to max out opportunities to prance around in skater skirts cos...
god forbid, I get too old for them.

more more skater skirts.
(yep, we heard you. We are finally re-making this skirt. Look out for it!)

another pretty Zara piece from Taiwan.
I find it really amusing that I go Taiwan for the food..and cheaper Zara. Hurmph.
Also..a little bird says we are bringing in this exact print for MP soon!
Are you excited yet? Heh.

Probably the only person to go out and buy chunky knits in SG weather.
But I need them for travel (airports & airplanes are so cold)
so I have all the reasons I need, right?

Finally! A combination of all my favourite stuff - prints, on a romper, with foldover hem detail.
-inserts hearts & flowers & a prancing unicorn-
I picked EVIE black cos I have too many blue&white printed stuff but we opened backorders for this
so head over HERE and pick whichever you like better!

lastly, my super demure outfit last Friday.
I haven't done girly girl for so long, it was nice to pretend to be demure.
(yes yes, it is the same top, in white. told ya I didn't regret it.)

and most importantly...this is how I look like when I have to wake up for a morning flight
at the ungodly hour of 4am.
(just perhaps, less furry. and less cute)

much love,