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Teaching Children Good Manners : Not Easy!

1 April 2014 – 11:34 am |

The other day, a close relative – who has spent a few days with our family – said to me,
‘Your kids are very well-behaved.”
He was referring to what he saw.
My kids ate all on their …

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New Year’s Eve in Jakarta : Families. Fireworks. Fire Sparklers.

2 January 2014 | Posted in: Daily | No Comment
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31 December 2013.
Hubby. Kids. Sisters. And their families.
This year, we spent our New Year’s Eve with families, plus … fire sparklers, super loud horns, watching fireworks, from the roadside.
(PS : Unless you don’t mind getting …

Merry Christmas, Everyone!

25 December 2013 | Posted in: Daily, Inspirational | No Comment
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This is our second Christmas in Jakarta.
I took the photo above during the lighting of thousands of candles together at our church’s Christmas Service.
It was such a … moment.
We sang ‘Silent Night’. We listened to …

Photos: Yummy High Tea Buffet @ Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta

21 December 2013 | Posted in: Daily, Food & Health | No Comment

[High Tea Buffet at the Lounge is available from 15.00 to 18.00 daily]

[Taken by Vai]

Cosy late afternoon.
Yummy food.
Met Joris from Shangri-La Hotel and two food bloggers (Ellyna from Culinary Bonanza and Lyon from Jktgo and LyonandMia).
Kids …

Thoughts: Leaving Animals Alone, Whenever We Can

19 December 2013 | Posted in: Daily, Inspirational | No Comment
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There is this something that’s been bothering me for a long while.
It’s about children versus animals.
Or should I say, city children versus little animals?
Somehow (and sadly) I’ve seen too many scenarios similar to these:
A child …

Daily Moment : Brie and Her ‘Just Woke Up’ Look

11 December 2013 | Posted in: Daily, Photography | 2 Comments

The littlest in the family is growing too fast.
But as much as I’d love to write more posts and share loads of photos for us to remember in years to come, I really have so …

Anya and Her First Concert Performance in Jakarta – A Tribute to Ibu Sud

9 December 2013 | Posted in: Daily, Photography | 2 Comments

I’ve always loved stage plays.
I enjoy the songs, the lightings, the costumes, music and the overall coordinated dancing on stage.
And guess what?
Anya and her school friends had the opportunity to be part of a concert …