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  • 02/14/14--21:45: Pet Expo







  • Pet Expo 2014, Singapore Largest PET-ducational Fair, is proud to introduce Singapore’s very own celebrity pets! If you love animals, more so adorable ones like Amber, the Golden Retriever and Bobo, the talented skateboarding English Bulldog, then don’t miss meeting them up close and personal at Singapore Expo.



    Amber, the Golden Retriever

    Date: 1st March, Saturday Time: 4pm Venue: Stage Area

    Loved by over 48,000 Facebook fans, Amber is one and half year old Golden Retriever is part of a lovely family including two young sisters. Amber’s Facebook page details her daily life, not excluding her funny antics and interactions with the family and other young kids she comes across.

    In addition, the Golden Retriever Club of Singapore (GRCS) will be holding the Largest Golden Retriever Gathering in Singapore, aiming to break the record in Singapore Book of Records. Interested participants can register their interest with GRCS.


    Bobo, the Skateboarding English Bulldog

    Date: 1st March, Saturday Time: 2pm Venue: Stage Area

    Have you heard of Bobo, Singapore's first skateboarding dog? If you haven’t, you must meet him at Pet Expo 2014!

    Since August 2013, when Bobo’s owner discovered the little pooch’s talent, the 3-year old English Bulldog has been part of the hip and cool skateboarding circuit at various skate parks in Singapore. A canine superstar in his own right, Bobo will be making his first public appearance at Pet Expo. Get your cameras ready for Bobo’s skateboarding performance!

    Pet Expo Courses


    Pet owners can gain invaluable practical experience when they participate in the hands-on courses at Pet Expo. Courses include basic grooming for dog, cat and rabbit; agility and Frisbee training for dogs; as well as managing your dog’s behavioural issues.

    Parents can also learn more on how to educate their young kids to love and care for their pets, as well as to develop a sense of responsibility and respect towards animals. In addition, the workshop will feature a demonstration on how young kids can handle and safely interact with pet dogs.

    All courses require pet owners to be in attendance with their pets with the exception of:

    * Dog Behavioural Management (Workshop)

    * Educating Kids and Pets (Workshop)

    * Basic Cat Care and Grooming Essentials (Demonstration)

    For more information, visit http://www.petexpo.sg/courses

    Pet Expo Seminars

    A series of seminar topics has been planned to educate pet owners and lovers on various topics of interest including pet welfare, grooming tips and behavioral assessment. Participants can meet pet experts to gain insights and tips about caring for your pet.


    For more information, visit http://www.petexpo.sg/seminars_details

    Social Campaigns

    Mark your calendars now! 

    Visit us at www.petexpo.sg and follow us on Facebook page: www.facebook.com/petexposg 

    Instagram and Twitter: @petexposg

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  • 02/18/14--08:33: Kway Chap
  • I had Kway Chap for supper 2 days in a row! On a hunt for the best Kway Chap so yesterday i asked people to recommend me places to go for good Kway Chap.

    What is Kway Chap?
    A Teochew dish of flat, broad rice sheets in a soup made with dark soy sauce, served with pig parts (small/big intestines, stomach, skin...etc), braised duck meat, various kinds of beancurd, preserved salted vegetables, and braised hard-boiled eggs.

    Yesterday, I went to the one at Bishan!


    Address:
    KPT Blk 284 Bishan Street 22
    8.30pm - 4am

    And today, i went to the one at Toa Payoh!


    Address:
    Blk 93 Toa Payoh Lor 4 #01-198
    Opening hours:
    5.30pm – 12.00am
    Closed on Mondays

    Kway Chap at Bishan V.S Kway Chap Toa Payoh

    Both are good but I liked the Toa Payoh one more! The Toa Payoh one was more salty and tasty. The soup is also topped with fried shallots! Plus the chili was spicier and me being such a chili lover obviously prefers it spicier. It was so much cheaper at Toa Payoh too! Paid only $10 in all! Whereas we paid $20+ at Bishan for the same amount of food. However, if you want to have Kway Chap for supper after 12midnight, you can go to Bishan - it opens all the way till 4am. :)

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  • 02/18/14--20:51: THREE BLIND MICE FLEA

  • Event Details
    Three Blind Mice Flea - “Singapore’s Largest Fashion Gathering”
    Event details:
    Date - 22,23 Feb 2014 Location - Pit Building Time - 11am to 8pm
    



    Event highlights:
    (1) “The flea brand with the best blogshop brands line-up in Singapore is back again.” happening right after CNY!
    Recommended content: Following on the success of the first ever TBM flea, the team has worked extremely hard again to bring you the best online and retail brands, all packed into one venue! There will be 120 booths packed with staggering steals for clothes, shoes, accessories and handmade nicknacks! So be prepared for tons of fashionistas and shoppers who are looking to add purchases to their wardrobes!
    
    

    (2) Raid my wardrobe section
    Recommended content: TBM flea delivers quantity with quality yet again! All your favourite bloggers brought to you in a single event! 12 of the most popular social media personalities in Singapore such as Tammy Tay, Rachel Tan, Mae Tan, Melissa Koh and Dingxuan will be selling their personal sponsored and pre-loved items in this specially created trademark section. Drop by to catch a glimpse of your favorite bloggers! More than 1500 pre-loved designs will be up for grabs from as low as $5, refreshed every hourly!
    
    


    (3) All new “Soi 15” segment!
    Recommended content: TBMflea newest section! For the first time ever, a flea brings you the essence of street shopping!! Vintage lovers and enthusiasts will be in for a treat! TBM has specially collaborated with boutique styling and vintage rental company heavenwildfleur.com to design the entire section. Along with you favorite and biggest street brands in Singapore such as Butteredgun and Ashincans, expect to find a variety of sale items and new arrivals, plus a collection of ray bans inspired shades, shoes, bags, snapbacks, and even a guys rack!
    
    

    (4) What else to expect
    Recommended content: There will be food stalls selling pastries, finger food and drinks. Popular local cafe Carpenter & Cook will also be present at the event! Live performances by budding local singers and bands such as Youtube sensation Daryl Aiden Yow and The Final One Top 8 finalist Debbi Koh!
    


    I AM GIVING AWAY 10 PRIORITY PASSES! 

    Each pass allow the holder + 2 of her friends to
    (1) Priority access to the event on both days
    (2) Carpenter & Cook Voucher
    (3) Sakura Day Cream Minis by Garnier
    (4) Wingstop Vouchers www.wingstop.com/
    (5) A chance to win a Nakedglory vintage watch worth $32

    HOW TO WIN?

    1) Go to @shopohsofickle Instagram 
    2) Find the THREE BLIND MICE event picture and leave a comment with a valid e-mail add!

    10 WINNERS WILL BE PICKED ON FRIDAY!


    FOR MORE DETAILS, CHECK OUT THE FOLLOWING!
    Instagram: @threeblindmiceflea










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  • 02/19/14--09:02: A Date with the Stars
  • I had the honor of going on a blind date with one of Malaysia's top Youtuber, Ming Yue! Check out his channel DMINGTHING, he is SO FUNNY.

    In the video you can watch how i'm really like on First Dates...hahaha.



    Got to meet the TreePotatoes team and they are a really fun bunch of people! I really enjoyed filming that day and am so happy i got to work with such popular Youtubers. :)

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  • 02/21/14--01:13: Home Interior Design
  • My mom is working in an interior design company (which is my grandpa's) and recently decided to go on Facebook! I'm hoping to help her out by promoting the company for her.

    The company, Seng Kwong, has been around since 1966 and i can assure you they are super experienced. And they use only the best quality stuff!

    Here are some images she has done for her clients...









    Some clients don't want to post the actual pictures of their apartment so i can only post the 3D done by my mom.

    I can't wait for her to do up my apartment!!! 

    If you want to renovate a small area in your house, or even better, YOUR ENTIRE HOUSE, contact my mummy for a free quotation! If she asks you how you got her number, tell her you read it from OHSOFICKLE k? Mention to also get a small discount! If response is good maybe she will give me an ang pow :x hahaha.


    Seng Kwong (SK)
    2 Defu Lane 5
    Singapore, Singapore 539392

    Phone +65 6282 0106

    Tracy Chan (My Mom!) +65 98287198




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  • 02/21/14--01:30: SAFER INTERNET DAY (SID)
  • Safer Internet Day 2014

    Let’s create a better Internet together (literally)


    Safer Internet Day is an international event that happens on the second Tuesday of February, which took place this 11thFebruary with a global theme of “Let’s Create a Better Internet Together”, brought to us by the trusty folks at Media Literacy Council. The internet will be a much safer place if we learn to adopt the 4 simple values with a sense of urgency:


    RESPONSIBILITY

    With the various incidents on the internet recently, it reiterates the need for us to reassess our social media habits and start being accountable for our words and actions on the internet. Nothing is really private on the internet and all your information online can be made public if one digs hard enough. Remember, for any fire you fuel, there will always be a victim, and consequences to face.



    EMPATHY

    Don't do to others what you don't want others to do to you. Before you say anything on the internet, ask yourself :


    "Is this true?"

    Is what I’m saying a fair statement?

    "Is what you're saying helpful or necessary?"


    If it isn’t, you could be fueling an (unintended?) fire. Do not feed and participate in a social media justice blindly. Empathy for your fellow human being, no matter how bad that person, is a large part of what makes us humans.


    INTEGRITY

    Have a moral character - do the right thing, in the right way. Tell the truth, be honest. Even if everyone is doing something, especially if it's wrong, you do not have to participate. By not participating, we eliminate the risk of having an over-reaction (which is highly the usual case of internet brawls), having unrestrained and anonymous viciousness on the internet.


    RESPECT

    You scold, you swear, you curse – gathering all the wrong instincts in a group. There are certain group dynamics, be it within the blog-o-sphere, within your clique in school… and sometimes we behave like a pack of hounds hunting when rifled. Start showing respect by not shouting, threatening or labeling others (nicknaming is a bad habit). Learn to manage your emotions, handle situations and resolve conflicts civilly, patiently, tolerantly with a stand.


    “Yes, somebody has done something wrong, repudiate it, condemn it, but do not lower ourselves to that same level to behave in a way which really makes us a ll so ashamed of ourselves to become abusive, hateful mobs, especially online and anonymously.”- Mr Lee.


    Sometimes, it’s about respecting ourselves too. One who revels in another’s punishment, whether deserved or not, reveals a nature which lacks respect and empathy, a very important property of graciousness.


    Living in a civilised society, why do we feel the need to gloat at the fallen or celebrate a punishment. The group / herd mentality has proven to bring out the worst in us, because it stops us thinking as an individual and doesn’t allow us to find our moral compasses. Sometimes, all it takes is for you to get off from your computer and reflect on what you have written and you may feel a tinge of embarrassment. 


    Every voice counts.



    1.     Girlfriend Code



    Also, during a meeting i discussed with the team about my post on Girlfriend Code - The Really Wrong Incident. I was concerned if that was considered Cyber Bullying as some people have suggested. Well, am really glad i was NOT wrong by doing a post like that because yes, i am entitled to my own opinions and it's fine to share my views on things. And I make it a point to express respectfully. However, what i did wrong was not giving enough "respect" to her by approving insulting comments and what some of my readers did wrong was hurl negative insults and mean words in those comments. The comment box portion where people left hurtful remarks about "a particular person" would be considered Cyber Bullying as there were a lot of people insulting her and bringing her down. If she could not handle that amount of insults well, she might have done silly things like committing suicide etc. If we did practice the 4 simple values above, i would have gotten the message of "Sisters Before Misters" across without being labelled as a BULLY. Although it wasn't exactly me who was the Bully, but instead it was the people leaving the comments, i had to be responsible for not filtering it and so, i contributed and am also a Bully.


    Many people dare to leave mean remarks and insults online as they can remain Anonymous and no one will find out who they are. Most of the time they say things they will never dare say in real life or if they have to use their actual name. When you leave comments in future, leave comments you would be proud of...constructive ones. Think before you type. Not comments you'll be embarrassed of if your identity got revealed, you won't be like "that's not what i said!".


    It will mean a lot to me if you are in this with me! We don't want the internet to be a scary place one day right?


    Watch the video, Pledge and Cast yourself in the video here:

    www.betterinternet.sg


    How to Pledge and Cast yourself in the video?



    1.     Go to www.betterinternet.sg to pledge and Like the Page




    2. Click the red "START NOW" button to begin



    3. Create your pledge and video photo then click the round "PLEDGE NOW" button.



    4. Preview the video!


    5. Don't forget to share it with your friends on your wall!




    You can find out more about #sid2014sg on Media Literacy Council (MLC) website at www.medialiteracycouncil.com, or MLC facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MediaLiteracyCouncilSG.



    For all my readers, I want to know, what do you think about this interesting campaign after reading my lengthy post? Please take some time to watch the video and pledge. What do you think we can do to promote a safer internet environment?



    Comment on this post or write about it on your own social media platforms with the hashtag #sid2014sg!


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  • 02/23/14--08:00: Carrislabelle


  • Carrislabelle is a young, cheerful and sophisticated brand that caters to young ladies and adults. The idea of the brand Carrislabelle came from it's owner named "Carris" and a French word La Belle, which means "beautiful or lovely woman" in English. Every woman deserves clothing that best represent their style, and we hope you will find yours in Carrislabelle.



    Back Cutout Peplum Top as seen on Me.
    Available in Black/White/Turquoise at SGD$20.00 with Free Local Shipping


    This top is made of stretchable material, padded and features a peplum hem for that flattering waist line and look.

    View our outdoor Lookbook Shoots here:






    Sign up for mailing list here to receive the latest updates and exclusive promotions just for mailing listees.


    Besides that, Tammy Tay readers get exclusive discounts!
    Enter "TAMMY5" during checkout to get 5% off your cart (Valid till 31 March 2014)

    Like the NEW Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/carrislabelle
    Follow us at NEW Instagram Address www.instagram.com/carrislabelle

    Shop at NEW website 

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  • 02/24/14--07:59: Shopify

  • Running an online business is something a lot of people are doing right now because the overheads are so much lower! If you are intending to set up an online business, the first thing you need is a good e-commerce solution to help you set up your online store. It is best to start with an e-commerce store instead of just doing it on Livejournal or Blogger as it's more professional when you do a proper webstore.

    I've used a lot of different e-commerce programs in the past few years because as you know, i've been running an online store since 2007! Believe me when i say i've tried A LOT of programs. Many times, my web store would jam up due to high traffic as the servers always crash. That caused A LOT of inconvenience for me and my customers always felt disappointed. I changed many different programs and it was really tough to find a good one that wasn't too pricey.

    Until one day, another online store owner recommended i try SHOPIFY and i never regretted the switch! Gone are the days my web store would crash whenever i have a new collection! The best e-commerce program i've used because it's so much cheaper than the previous one i was using. There were a lot of things i could customize and do on my own (like choosing a theme for the webstore - this can cost up to $1k) so i saved myself A LOT of money.

    When i was told that i am going to do a post on Shopify, i was more than glad to do so! I've always wanted to share this wonderful e-commerce solution with all of you.

    What is Shopify?
    An E-commerce solution that allows you to set up an online store to sell your goods. It lets you organize your products, customize your storefront, accept credit card payments, track and response orders – all with a few clicks of the mouse.

    So, how do you set up a store?

    You begin with setting up an account with Shopify!

    Click here:


    How do you choose a theme?


    I spent days and nights customizing the theme for www.ohsofickle.com.sg! It's really fun! When people ask me how much i paid to get my web design done, they find it unbelievable when i tell them it's FREE.

    You can take a look at the work i did all by myself at www.ohsofickle.com.sg :)


    What other awesome features are there in Shopify?

    Mobile Site!
    Your Shopify plan includes a free, built-in mobile commerce shopping cart. This means your customers can browse and buy from your store while on the go, using any mobile phone!

    Many Payment Methods!
    All accounts are enabled with PayPal, Google Checkout, and onsite payment gateways. Integrated with over 70 payment gateways in 100 different countries

    Support Team!
    Available 24/7 TOLL FREE HOTLINE 8001811121

    Singtel-Shopify Value-Add Bundle!


    And if you are ready to start your own online business now...Shopify is giving 5 of my lucky readers a chance to win a 3-month free Shopify starter kit!

    To enter the contest, just email your name, HP number and shop name to contest@gushcloud.com, and explain 1) Why you want to set up an online store and 2) What you plan to sell! 

    You’ll be notified via email/phone if you’ve been chosen!

    Do note that the contest is only open to Singapore residents.

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  • 02/25/14--08:21: Pink my Ride
  • It has always been my dream to own a pink beetle car! I once said my first car is gonna be a pink beetle and who would've thought it would REALLY BE A PINK BEETLE!!!!!

    Even if i could afford a better, more expensive car, i always said it'll be a pink beetle FIRST no matter what. :)


    I had a post years back about my dream car and when i posted the picture of it, some people still remember that post! I'm actually really happy people remember my dream car hahaha.

    I remember back when i was in primary school, i was CRAZY over Barbie. My Barbie had a huge mansion and drove a pink beetle. The mansion was CRAYYYYY! My neighbor Sheryl & I were Barbie freaks and her collection was even more massive. The amount of money we'd spend on Barbie's clothes and shoes every week was mad. That was when i found my passion for fashion....and my love for the Volkswagon Beetle. 


    I am so so so thankful for my bf for helping me make my dream come true! He did all he could to help make everything possible. Settling the bank loans, the insurance, choosing the right color...etc.Today he even sent the car for more modification so it'll be even more chio....I really love how it is already but he's like no, i think you need to change to LED lights and this and that. Hmm...great to have a perfectionist bf i guess? Haha. 

    The day i got the car in my hands and drove it felt like a dream. IT WAS SO HARD TO BELIEVE THIS CAR IS ACTUALLY MINE. The color is PERFECT. I can't seem to capture the actual color of it but i know i want to do a nice photoshoot with it! I MUST HAVE PICTURES TO REMEMBER HAVING THIS CAR FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE.


    Now that this piece good news is out...

    ONE MORE I'LL REVEAL IN 1-2 WEEKS TIME! Which is bigger, more exciting news. ;)


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  • 02/27/14--04:57: Who is my BF?
  • It's been awhile but I've yet to really blog about my new boyfriend. Everytime I have a new boyfriend, everyone would know who he is because id post pictures of him all over my social media platforms and my blog posts would be filled with lovey dovey pictures of us.


    However this time, i didn't do it and I won't be doing it because I wanna keep it private. Many reasons why I choose not to tell the world who he is. Don't ask. I decided to not be so open about my life and not have my entire life known to the public anymore. Just bits and pieces to keep my blog going but it's not going to be like in the past. I've been jotting down happenings my life on my blog for about 8 years (have old blogs too) and I think it's about time I tone down and start leading a more private life. I think it's better for my bf too, he doesn't have to feel weird when people recognize him on the streets like what my ex-bfs face. And like, he won't be remembered as "Tammy's bf"? Haha. 

    I think this will be a good change for me, to have more peace less drama...and yes, more happiness. Well it's not guaranteed that being more private will get me all of that but I think everyone would come to a point where they want to have more privacy after being very open with their lives for a long time. 

    It's not easy to always be the blogger I used to be. I have to grow up too! I'm really really glad to have experienced sharing my entire life with everyone for the past few years though! I can't be more thankful for those who have been following since day one! People who know what has happened in my life and yes many feel this connection with me after all this years. It's like they know me sooo well. Thank you all!!! 

    Ill do another blog post on this topic soon k? :)

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  • 02/02/14--09:31: Young Mommy
  • This is probably the most exciting thing which i am going to document on this space.

    It's finally 3 months and so i can reveal this...

    I am going to be a Mommy?!?!?!

    They say it's not good to reveal it before the 3 months mark so yeah i played safe. Now there's my reason for the recent weight gain (if you realized).....haha. You have no idea how difficult it was to answer when people ask me why I've gained so much weight recently! I don't usually allow myself to gain THAT much weight so easily because I'm always going for jogs to maintain my weight. So when I gained weight it actually shocked a few people? Haha. But now y'all know!!

    When you find out news like this, you have 2 options and the decision has to be made FAST. The earlier the better.

    I could've taken the easy way out, which was to abort and then lead life as per normal, not mentioning anything to the public. People usually get an abortion because they are too young and financially unstable to raise a child. However, i couldn't bring myself to do it. I just knew i'd regret my whole life if i went through with the abortion. I felt that my reason, if i did it, was not a good enough reason too. Moreover, it's always been a wish to be a young mummy - i can still be chio when my child is like 12? I'm 23, i believe i've been through a lot in life and am matured enough to look after a child. Money isn't a problem because i am working, plus my boyfriend is very stable. Stable enough to provide me with a roof over my head and monthly allowance to support both the baby and i. I am a grown woman now and i have spoken to professionals who will be helping me out to make sure things go as how i plan. My parents are always super supportive in everything i do and when i told my mom about it, she wasn't angry at all. I love how she always believes in me and gives me all the support i needed. I am really lucky to have her in my life because discussing and talking about the situation with her was really helpful. 

    The only problem i had was that this was not how i planned my life to be. Like every girl, it was a dream to find a loving boyfriend, getting proposed in the sweetest most unforgettable way like in the movies, wear my dream wedding gown at a beautiful wedding banquet, go on a honeymoon in a country i've been dreaming to go to and then, have kids. I didn't want to rush things with my boyfriend either. What most people do if they want to keep the kid is to hurry up register their marriage and throw a wedding banquet. I can't do it though. I don't want to get married because we've been together for such a short time and i am afraid he isn't The One. Like the quote in Frozen "you can't marry a person you just met". Lol. Ok and not like it was right to have sex with someone before marriage and not use protection and all that yeah i know, i know. Yes he is my boyfriend but a few months isn't enough for me to tell if he will be a good husband and a good father. Lets say we rush into this marriage and a year later find out we can't get along? Going through a divorce takes a long time and although i know it will kinda benefit me but i've heard stories from friends about all the unhappiness in the 3 years before the divorce gets finalized.

    Some people may think it's selfish for the kid, to bring up a kid this way. Some people have told me how tough it is to be a single mom (especially in Singapore) but trust me when i say i've thought of this HARD and coming to this decision certainly wasn't easy at all. There are a lot of things i thought about which i can't blog about (as much as i'm open about my life, some things still have to be kept private) which would explain more on why i made this decision. Those things only my family would know....and a few close friends. It is a choice be a single mom for now and spend the next few years with him seeing how things go. It may not be the WISEST choice but this is what i want. If our relationship grows stronger, then we get married when the time is right! Of course there are pros and cons to this decision but that's life isn't it? 

    My life is really full of ups and downs and since i was a little girl. Life was never easy for me but i am slightly thankful because if my life wasn't tough, i wouldn't be who i am today. I won't say i'm powerful but i know that i am stronger than many. Having a positive attitude attracts positive things! Start looking for the good, seeking the positive, and striving to make every day a joyful experience! Being a single mom isn't the best thing that can happen to someone, no one actually wishes for that but hey, i can take control and make it an awesome thing by doing the best i can and instead of thinking of it as something "embarrassing" and "miserable". I really am looking forward to this journey ahead!

    "Positive thinking by itself won’t lead to success, but it certainly goes a long way to motivate you to do the other things required."

    I read lots of articles online to help prepare myself for this!

    Your life isn’t going to be all doom and gloom, despite how you’re feeling right now, and, regardless of all the negative stories in the media, thousands of single parents live happy and fulfilled lives, with children who grow up in contented, stable environments. So the first thing you can do is give yourself a break.

    Of course, that doesn’t necessarily mean that it will be a bed of roses, especially to begin with. The first few weeks and months are by far the hardest – which is why we’re here to help you through with some tips and advice, both from professionals and from other mums who’ve been there, done that and bought the single parents’ T shirt. Here's their advice...


    Decide to accept your new responsibilities


    This is probably the biggest challenge of all. It’s very easy to feel overwhelmed and resentful about your situation, particularly if you didn’t choose it. Yes, you will have less personal time, be solely responsible for your children’s needs, and probably have extra financial stress. But these are all things that can and will be dealt with – and they will get a lot easier as you adapt. Resenting your situation will make it harder for you to cope with it, and won’t help you or your children come to terms with your new lives.

    Develop a support network

    We can’t stress this enough: make sure you get all the help, support and advice you can. Talk to friends and family and let them know you need them, make friends on our single parents chat room and check out our list of support organisations. If you have a civil relationship with your ex, he or she can be part of this support too. And, if necessary, talk to your GP or health visitor for help on things like counselling, support groups. You may actively need to seek it, but the more support you have, the merrier.

    Get organised

    Another golden rule, this one. The more in control of your new situation you feel, the better. As single mum Bryony says:

    “I really struggled to begin with. I just felt overwhelmed by everything. Trying to make money, look after the kids, do the housework – it was too much. I slowly realised that a lot of my problems were down to the fact that I was totally disorganised, which was making me feel depressed. It sounds stupid, but when I started doing things like getting the kids’ uniforms ready the night before, making sure the kitchen was tidy before I went to bed, having a drawer for all the bills… little things like that started to help me feel more in control of my life. I have to admit that sometimes I still let things slip – it’s tiring - but I force myself to get back on top of things, as I know it’s better for the kids too.”

    Remember you

    A tough one, but one you'll need to prioritise. Booking a neighbour or babysitter occasionally so that you can have time to yourself, just to get your hair cut or see a friend, is a lifesaver. It's not being selfish - it's being human, and you won't be able to cope unless you do it. And the more you’re able to cope, the more you can help your children cope. Fact.

    Be there for your children - really

    Try to be with your children emotionally when you’re with them. It’s really easy to retreat into your unhappiness when you’re feeling low, but this is the time when your children really need you. Single mum Sam says:

    "I was so bogged down in thinking about myself that even when I was with the kids I wasn't focusing on them. I spent all my time on my phone talking to my friends or crying, and looking back that wasn't fair on the children. I'm ashamed to say I drank a lot too. At one point I found my eldest, Charlie, sitting on his bed staring at the wall. He wouldn't speak to me for the whole evening. It was a real shock as he's always so chatty and demanding, and I did realise then that I hadn't been giving him any real attention at all. So I made a decision that I'd do something that the kids wanted to do every day - just simple activities like playing a game or taking the dog for a walk together. I actually think doing this helped me to get out of my rut and stop wallowing."

    Don't be scared of the future

    Your new situation brings a whole load of positives as well as the negatives. Being single doesn't mean that the future is something that just happens to you. Think about where you hope to be a year from now, or in the next couple of years, and think about setting achievable goals to reach your target.

    Credits: x

    Will i be a good mommy? Will my child be damaged without a father? Will they lack confidence and blame it on me? How old will he/she be when he/she asks about her real father? What will I say? I will have to decide that when the day comes, because I just don't know what will be best until that very moment. I know it's what feels right.

    I don't know of many single mom role models but i'm really willing to learn a thing or 2 from you if you are a single mom so feel free to drop me an email ok? :)

    I'm not sure how the reaction from the public will be like but choosing to reveal this means i already prepared myself well.

    The next few months will be spent planning and preparing! Hope to learn as much as i can and know what to expect when the time comes.

    Now the news is out, I can't wait to post the posts I've kept as draft! :)

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  • 03/03/14--04:11: OMG?!
  • This is probably the most exciting thing which i am going to document on this space.

    It's finally 3 months and so i can reveal this...

    I am going to be a Mommy?!?!?!

    They say it's not good to reveal it before the 3 months mark so yeah i played safe. Now there's my reason for the recent weight gain (if you realized).....haha. You have no idea how difficult it was to answer when people ask me why I've gained so much weight recently! I don't usually allow myself to gain THAT much weight so easily because I'm always going for jogs to maintain my weight. So when I gained weight it actually shocked a few people? Haha. But now y'all know!!

    When you find out news like this, you have 2 options and the decision has to be made FAST. The earlier the better.

    I could've taken the easy way out, which was to abort and then lead life as per normal, not mentioning anything to the public. People usually get an abortion because they are too young and financially unstable to raise a child. However, i couldn't bring myself to do it. I just knew i'd regret my whole life if i went through with the abortion. I felt that my reason, if i did it, was not a good enough reason too. Moreover, it's always been a wish to be a young mummy - i can still be chio when my child is like 12? I'm 23, i believe i've been through a lot in life and am matured enough to look after a child. Money isn't a problem because i am working, plus my boyfriend is very stable. Stable enough to provide me with a roof over my head and monthly allowance to support both the baby and i. I am a grown woman now and i have spoken to professionals who will be helping me out to make sure things go as how i plan. My parents are always super supportive in everything i do and when i told my mom about it, she wasn't angry at all. I love how she always believes in me and gives me all the support i needed. I am really lucky to have her in my life because discussing and talking about the situation with her was really helpful. 

    The only problem i had was that this was not how i planned my life to be. Like every girl, it was a dream to find a loving boyfriend, getting proposed in the sweetest most unforgettable way like in the movies, wear my dream wedding gown at a beautiful wedding banquet, go on a honeymoon in a country i've been dreaming to go to and then, have kids. I didn't want to rush things with my boyfriend either. What most people do if they want to keep the kid is to hurry up register their marriage and throw a wedding banquet. I can't do it though. I don't want to get married because we've been together for such a short time and i am afraid he isn't The One. Like the quote in Frozen "you can't marry a person you just met". Lol. Ok and not like it was right to have sex with someone before marriage and not use protection and all that yeah i know, i know. Yes he is my boyfriend but a few months isn't enough for me to tell if he will be a good husband and a good father. Lets say we rush into this marriage and a year later find out we can't get along? Going through a divorce takes a long time and although i know it will kinda benefit me but i've heard stories from friends about all the unhappiness in the 3 years before the divorce gets finalized.

    Some people may think it's selfish for the kid, to bring up a kid this way. Some people have told me how tough it is to be a single mom (especially in Singapore) but trust me when i say i've thought of this HARD and coming to this decision certainly wasn't easy at all. There are a lot of things i thought about which i can't blog about (as much as i'm open about my life, some things still have to be kept private) which would explain more on why i made this decision. Those things only my family would know....and a few close friends. It is a choice be a single mom for now and spend the next few years with him seeing how things go. It may not be the WISEST choice but this is what i want. If our relationship grows stronger, then we get married when the time is right! Of course there are pros and cons to this decision but that's life isn't it? 

    My life is really full of ups and downs and since i was a little girl. Life was never easy for me but i am slightly thankful because if my life wasn't tough, i wouldn't be who i am today. I won't say i'm powerful but i know that i am stronger than many. Having a positive attitude attracts positive things! Start looking for the good, seeking the positive, and striving to make every day a joyful experience! Being a single mom isn't the best thing that can happen to someone, no one actually wishes for that but hey, i can take control and make it an awesome thing by doing the best i can and instead of thinking of it as something "embarrassing" and "miserable". I really am looking forward to this journey ahead!

    "Positive thinking by itself won’t lead to success, but it certainly goes a long way to motivate you to do the other things required."

    I read lots of articles online to help prepare myself for this!

    Your life isn’t going to be all doom and gloom, despite how you’re feeling right now, and, regardless of all the negative stories in the media, thousands of single parents live happy and fulfilled lives, with children who grow up in contented, stable environments. So the first thing you can do is give yourself a break.

    Of course, that doesn’t necessarily mean that it will be a bed of roses, especially to begin with. The first few weeks and months are by far the hardest – which is why we’re here to help you through with some tips and advice, both from professionals and from other mums who’ve been there, done that and bought the single parents’ T shirt. Here's their advice...


    Decide to accept your new responsibilities


    This is probably the biggest challenge of all. It’s very easy to feel overwhelmed and resentful about your situation, particularly if you didn’t choose it. Yes, you will have less personal time, be solely responsible for your children’s needs, and probably have extra financial stress. But these are all things that can and will be dealt with – and they will get a lot easier as you adapt. Resenting your situation will make it harder for you to cope with it, and won’t help you or your children come to terms with your new lives.

    Develop a support network

    We can’t stress this enough: make sure you get all the help, support and advice you can. Talk to friends and family and let them know you need them, make friends on our single parents chat room and check out our list of support organisations. If you have a civil relationship with your ex, he or she can be part of this support too. And, if necessary, talk to your GP or health visitor for help on things like counselling, support groups. You may actively need to seek it, but the more support you have, the merrier.

    Get organised

    Another golden rule, this one. The more in control of your new situation you feel, the better. As single mum Bryony says:

    “I really struggled to begin with. I just felt overwhelmed by everything. Trying to make money, look after the kids, do the housework – it was too much. I slowly realised that a lot of my problems were down to the fact that I was totally disorganised, which was making me feel depressed. It sounds stupid, but when I started doing things like getting the kids’ uniforms ready the night before, making sure the kitchen was tidy before I went to bed, having a drawer for all the bills… little things like that started to help me feel more in control of my life. I have to admit that sometimes I still let things slip – it’s tiring - but I force myself to get back on top of things, as I know it’s better for the kids too.”

    Remember you

    A tough one, but one you'll need to prioritise. Booking a neighbour or babysitter occasionally so that you can have time to yourself, just to get your hair cut or see a friend, is a lifesaver. It's not being selfish - it's being human, and you won't be able to cope unless you do it. And the more you’re able to cope, the more you can help your children cope. Fact.

    Be there for your children - really

    Try to be with your children emotionally when you’re with them. It’s really easy to retreat into your unhappiness when you’re feeling low, but this is the time when your children really need you. Single mum Sam says:

    "I was so bogged down in thinking about myself that even when I was with the kids I wasn't focusing on them. I spent all my time on my phone talking to my friends or crying, and looking back that wasn't fair on the children. I'm ashamed to say I drank a lot too. At one point I found my eldest, Charlie, sitting on his bed staring at the wall. He wouldn't speak to me for the whole evening. It was a real shock as he's always so chatty and demanding, and I did realise then that I hadn't been giving him any real attention at all. So I made a decision that I'd do something that the kids wanted to do every day - just simple activities like playing a game or taking the dog for a walk together. I actually think doing this helped me to get out of my rut and stop wallowing."

    Don't be scared of the future

    Your new situation brings a whole load of positives as well as the negatives. Being single doesn't mean that the future is something that just happens to you. Think about where you hope to be a year from now, or in the next couple of years, and think about setting achievable goals to reach your target.

    Credits: x

    Will i be a good mommy? Will my child be damaged without a father? Will they lack confidence and blame it on me? How old will he/she be when he/she asks about her real father? What will I say? I will have to decide that when the day comes, because I just don't know what will be best until that very moment. I know it's what feels right.

    I don't know of many single mom role models but i'm really willing to learn a thing or 2 from you if you are a single mom so feel free to drop me an email ok? :)

    I'm not sure how the reaction from the public will be like but choosing to reveal this means i already prepared myself well.

    The next few months will be spent planning and preparing! Hope to learn as much as i can and know what to expect when the time comes.

    Now the news is out, I can't wait to post the posts I've kept as draft! :)

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  • 03/04/14--09:18: How did it happen?
  • So the news was everywhere....and it was really kinda scary! But well, that's life of a blogger!


    Some are wondering who the father of the child is and some assume it's my ex bf's. Some assume i don't even know who the father is. WHAAAT?! LOL. Well, i broke up with my ex of 3 years and I got together with another guy shortly after. I must say, i'm not the most perfect girl around and i'm not a good example to follow. I found out i was pregnant around 20+ January 2014 and the child is my current bf's because well i can confirm that it is his - 100% sure. I really don't sleep around with random people even though there are rumors around that i do. Oh man the rumors out there about me are CRAZY. How the hell do people come up with such crazy "facts" about me?! Haha. So anyway, yeah a "little accident" happened. I don't know how exactly it happened though. I would've taken the morning after pill if i knew something wasn't right but this time i REALLY don't remember when it actually happened. I honestly did not expect this to happen to me. Can you imagine what was going through my mind when i found out? How confused i felt? Just months ago i was with a guy for 3 years i thought we were going to get married but then we broke up and then a few months later i'm carrying another guy's child....whaaaaaat?! I've heard so many stories on "unplanned pregnancies" and i always wondered how it happened. I always think i "can't be that suay (unlucky). Oh man, it really took me by surprise. I know people will question my actions and all but well i don't really have to explain my actions to anyone ok.....? Yes, unprotected sex is WRONG.

    Some people are making the weirdest assumptions like "Your bf is married so you chose to keep his indentity private" or "Your boyfriend is an old man so you are EMBARASSED". Lol. SERIOUSLY GUYS?! What's wrong with keeping his identity private? He doesn't want me to post pictures or talk about him and all and I respect that. Even my ex boyfriend whom i posted a lot of picture of didn't like it and he hated the attention! How will I benefit from sharing who he is anyway?! I'm totally fine not sharing who he is since he doesn't want me to. Not everyone wants to be known and recognized by strangers in public. It could affect his work and all too. If I could, I would but I can't and won't.

    Anyway, despite it all...imma stay positive and keep going! I am actually really lucky my boyfriend has been an absolute sweetheart so far. I'm really lucky to at least have him by my side and have his support. I will make the best out of this! This is a BLESSING! It's a LIFE.

    I know i have a lot of young girls as readers and i should be setting a good example. But if i do that, then am i just pretending to be someone else? I'm just gonna put on a show and be someone else just so people will like me...just so i would be accepted in the society and loved by many. Well the thing s, I have always been pretty open about my life and i'm really not afraid of being Me. I'm living MY life and doing things MY way and sharing it on this space.

    This is like my diary open to the public. It's a space i share my views and happenings in my life and it isn't always gonna be "perfect" and "correct"?? I've my good and my bad. Which keeps it real....and that is probably why people enjoy following this space. They are entertained. BUT being entertained does NOT mean they have to follow my way of life. It's like say if i enjoy watching Snookie on "Jersey Shore", does it mean i have to do what she does? No what? I like watching it cus she's crazy and it's entertaining but really really i don't want to be her! Do you get what i'm trying to say? I'm not exactly goody two shoes kinda girl as you can see. School drop out, heavily inked, party animal....yeah, someone no parent wants you to "idolize" or "envy". I know i'd rather have a daughter who studies hard, gets a degree, gets a proper job in say the banking industry or something. I actually envy the people with such lives! I grew up in a broken family, i hated to study and was always skipping school, i started partying at a really young age, i got inked at 17.....Definitely not your typical "guai" girl. But despite all that i won't say i'm a rebel and a good for nothing because i have built Ohsofickle up and thanks to it i am able to stop taking allowance from my mom since 16. I now lead a comfortable life and can always buy nice things.....all using my hard earned money! I am also able to contribute to the family and make life more comfortable for my family. Now that's one thing i'm proud of and i always am very thankful i made it in this industry.

    When i started blogging, i just wanted a space to share my life and a space i can look back at in years to come. It has never been my intention to blog to be a role model and teach people the right way of life or set a good example to the kids out there. I do try to post stuff which help with self-improvement and things that can help improve your character and outlook in life but that still doesn't make me the right role model to follow.

    Also, I'm not saying it is fine to have unprotected premarital sex and then get yourself pregnant. NO PLEASE DON'T. GIRLS, PLEASE BE CAREFUL! Use contraceptions or take the morning after pill. Be super careful so this accident won't happen to you. I sounded so happy and positive in the previous post, but you must know i did have days i just broke down and went "WHY MUST IT HAPPEN TO ME?!".  However sometimes, fucked up things STILL happen and then what do you do? How do you deal with it and handle it? That is when you know you ain't alone. There's someone out there who knows how you feel and she is open about sharing it to the world. Despite her status online and what she knows the public will say, she chose to tell the truth and made it good news! I have received about 100 emails regarding this. From single mommies, and even some who are currently in the same situation as me. It really does help knowing that there are a lot of people out there who understand and can help me get me prepared for whats ahead!

    I know my strong points too! I may not be the best example to follow but i do give some pretty good advices because i've been through a lot. Actually, I'm not exactly a BAD-BAD girl lah.

    Bringing a life into this world is not easy but I know I can do this! Keeping the child and taking on this responsibility is a choice I made. I want this baby. I'm not forced to keep him/her but I WANT TO.  I will love him/her and give up whatever I have to give up for him/her. There's nothing more important than giving this child of mine the best life I can give. I'm really very excited and happy because i love kids and i'm gonna have my own child in around 6 months time?!?! Feels so surreal....




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  • 01/19/14--04:46: Different Type of Friends
  • Being someone who goes out a lot for events, i get to meet a lot of people and make a lot of new friends. Not everyone gets a long with everyone so there are some wonderful friendships which i know will last a lifetime, and then there are some which i wish i didn't have. Some take years to fade away; others end spectacularly.



    Here's a list of the different kind of friends i have...

    THE BEST FRIEND

    The friend you can tell EVERYTHING to. She listens but never judges. She tells it to you straight. They are friends who know you inside out. Friends who know the ugliest things about you. Seen you at your best and your worst.


    THE SISTER FRIEND

    She's just like a sister from another mother. Sometimes she does things which pisses you off but you can't get that angry with her and you love her no matter what. You want to look after her and teach her stuff. You are extremely patient around her.


    THE OPPOSITE-SEX BEST FRIEND

    The friend of the opposite you are so close to but will never be in a relationship with. You can hold hands with the person when you're out with them, he even carries your shopping bags for you. However, you will never think of being in a relationship with that person. Everyone thinks you guys make a great couple but you know it will never happen. 


    THE CHILDHOOD FRIEND

    People you meet in kindergarten, your playground or within your family friends. Most of the time around the same age as you. You don't always meet him/her but when you do, you always talk about the past which is a really nice feeling because it tends to stir fond feelings and cherished memories.

    THE FIT FRIEND

    The person who makes you to get your lazy ass up and moving! The one always looks so fresh and energetic, accompanied with a great body. The one who motivates you to get fit. You just feel bad eating junk food and being lazy around them.


    THE PARTY FRIEND

    The friend you will only be seen with in clubs and never in daylight. Most of the time you only meet him/her outside the club. It usually starts with an excited "OMG BABE! HELLO! LET'S GO DRINK!" *TIGHT HUG*. He/She is usually crazy and fun and you love his/her company a lot. Whenever you go to parties, you just look forward to meeting that person. You can spend hours with that person together holding each other and hugging each other but when day time comes, you guys lead life separately and you realize you hardly know a thing about him/her.

    THE OLDER FRIEND

    The friend who is much older and speaks like your dad/mom. The person who mentors you with wit and wisdom. Most of the time it happens to be your teacher. The person whom you usually listen to and not want to argue with because he/she is older and wiser.

    THE ONLINE FRIEND

    The friendly person you interact with very often on Twitter/Instagram/Facebook. You think you know a lot about the person's character and personality just by looking at their posts. You have never met them before in real life but you feel close to them in some way because of how similar you guys think.


    THE V.I.P EVERYWHERE FRIEND

    Someone you are very proud of being seen talking to. Usually a successful business person or a celebrity or simply a very highly talented person. They become the life of every party, and intentionally or unintentionally hog all the limelight. Someone everyone usually want favors from. Usually a rich and very generous person.

    THE JUICY GOSSIP FRIEND

    When you are around them, you just get your "bitch mode" on. Conversations usually begin like this "did you hear about xxxx...?!". That person seems to know something about everyone, Who's dating who, who cheated on who etc. Be very careful and never trust them with your own personal secrets, they might be people who will soon be bartering your deepest secrets for someone else’s.

    THE ALWAYS THERE FRIEND

    You don't always see them but when you know they are always just a phone call away because you are very important to them. You both lead really different lives and don't usually see each other but the distance doesn't make you guys drift apart. Every time you guys meet, it never feels weird. You would have endless things to catch up on and you guys always have a great time together. 

    THE DISCOUNT FRIEND

    The go-to person to get discounts for things. They usually work at brands you like and give you great discounts. And they happen know a lot of people who can give discounts. You always visit them at the shops they work at to chit-chat with them. 


    THE OBNOXIOUS FRIEND

    The friend you wish you never had. Usually very rude and loud. It is embarrassing being seen with them as they speak really loudly and have very bad manners. They are insensitive to people's feelings and can hurt people's feelings without realizing it. Like eg. if someone fat walks pass, they'd point and laugh and make fun of them. You kinda feel scared to tell them it's wrong to do something because you are afraid they'd raise their voice at you. You want drop them but sometimes it's difficult when they are friends with your other friend. You try to avoid them but they always come up to you and stand next to you.

    THE NEEDY FRIEND

    The friend who comes to you only when he/she needs something. Although he/she only comes to you when he/she needs something, you are still glad to help them because you can.

    THE HAPPY PILL FRIEND

    They are always saying "Yes!" to everything and whenever you are down, being around this person makes everything better because he/she is always all smiles. This person just oozes out positive energy and it is a joy being around them. 

    THE IM-JEALOUS-OF FRIEND

    She has everything. She's everything you wished you were. But you like being around her despite it all. You're jealous but you don't hate her for all that she has.

    What other friends do you have? 
    Share it with me in the comment box below!


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  • 01/19/14--06:07: Watermelon
  • Everytime i'm at a fruit stall, i hardly buy watermelon.

    Why?

    Cus they usually cut it like that (that is if i don't have the time to wait for the auntie to cut it into smaller pieces)


    Sometimes i really want to eat it but when i think about this mess, i choose not to buy it. Lol.

    Ok see this image below...

    White part is the bites i can have successfully without making a mess.

    Then by the 4th bite...


    I will have watermelon juice all over the side of my face.

    I don't know if it's just me or what but i can never eat a watermelon neatly. There'll just be a lot of juice all over my mouth and face. Real mess. Haha.

    So yeah, i never order watermelon at fruit stalls despite it being one of my favorite fruits.

    #randomfactaboutme

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  • 03/05/14--18:21: Stay Happy
  • "Your emotions affect your growing child. Stay happy, always."

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  • 03/09/14--07:48: The First Trimester

  • It's so unbelievable. So surreal. I'm so so so excited.

    What usually happens in the first trimester?

    Bouts of nausea

    Morning sickness, which can strike at any time of the day or night, sometimes begins as early as three weeks after conception. Pregnant women also have a heightened sense of smell, so various odors — such as foods cooking, perfume or cigarette smoke — might cause waves of nausea in early pregnancy.
    Tender, swollen breasts

    Soon after conception, hormonal changes might make your breasts tender, tingly or sore. Or your breasts might feel fuller and heavier. 

    Increased urination

    You might find yourself urinating more often than usual, especially at night. Pressure from your enlarging uterus on your bladder might cause you to leak urine when sneezing, coughing or laughing. 
    Fatigue

    Fatigue also ranks high among first trimester symptoms. During early pregnancy, levels of the hormone progesterone soar — which can put you to sleep. 
    Food aversions or cravings

    When you're pregnant, you might find yourself turning up your nose at certain foods, such as coffee or fried foods. Food cravings are common, too. Like most other symptoms of pregnancy, these food preferences can be chalked up to hormonal changes — especially in the first trimester, when hormonal changes are the most dramatic.
    Heartburn and constipation

    During first trimester pregnancy, the movements that push swallowed food from your esophagus into your stomach are slower. Your stomach also takes longer to empty. This slowdown gives nutrients more time to be absorbed into your bloodstream and reach your baby. Unfortunately, it can also lead to heartburn and constipation.


    Now let me share with you my journey throughout the first trimester of being pregnant. Everyone experiences different things so here's mine!

    WEEK 5 (24/01/14)
    Energy Level: 4/10
    Mood: Paranoid

    I suspected i was pregnant and did a pregnancy test using a test kit i bought from 7-11 2 weeks ago (at Week 3) but it showed Negative. However, at Week 5, i found it really weird that my period still hasn't came and my boobs were SO sore - BUT plus point is that is looked really big haha! I also felt tired ALL THE TIME. No matter how much sleep i get!  Decided to buy another test kit and this time, i saw the 2 Pink Lines. Lotsa thoughts flooded my mind and the moment i stepped out of the toilet, the first person i called was my mother. Then my boyfriend. Then i made an appointment with an OB/GYN to confirm it.

    Went for my first scan and the baby looks like a black....Jelly Bean? So cute!

    The doctor gave me lotsa folic acid. Said it is very important to take it during the first trimester! I was also told to give up alcohol, smoking (and being around smokers), dancing, running, eating sashimi (*sobs)....well most of the stuff i enjoy doing. :( Goodbye Zouk...Goodbye 10km runs at East Coast...


    WEEK 7 (1/02/14)
    Energy Level: 2/10 (damn bad!!! all i want to do is sleep)
    Mood: Cranky (yeah on CNY....)

    Gong Xi Fa Cai! It's CNY and today one of my cousin announced her pregnancy. I can't reveal anything because the 1st trimester isn't over yet. It was so difficult to keep quiet about it! Still no morning sickness. Did a lot of research on google and realized it's totally normal. Some people are lucky to not have morning sickness so YAY LUCKY ME! I also didn't experience any heartburn and constipation - something most pregnant women would go through. I also don't pee as much as i thought i would? Most pregnant woman would pee a lot! I ate a lot though. A LOT. No weird cravings though. But i'm always ALWAYS hungry. I usually eat a lot on normal days but lately it's CRAY. Didn't take much pictures during CNY because i look fat.....my whole body is bloated. I have no more waist?!?! I now have a bloated tummy that won't go away! This is weird....i've always had a flat tummy so having a bloated tummy that won't go down no matter what felt uncomfortable. It made me less confident too. I've gained 4kg to date. That's too much for the first trimester according to my OB/GYN. Got to control. My mood swings are crazy. I cannot stop crying and everything my boyfriend says irritates me! It's like we can never have a normal conversation....I am so emotional and paranoid. I am always sleepy!! This is probably the laziest CNY i've ever had. I want to do nothing but SLEEEEEEEP. Oh I ate a pineapple tart and got all paranoid after because According to some people, pineapple isn't good for the baby. Googled and some people actually said it's fine. Well good thing I didn't go overboard and overate the yummy tarts. Am still in the safe zone! I was told that id experience constipation in my first trimester but no eh my bowel movement is good! 

    WEEK 9 (14/02/14)
    Energy Level: 4/10
    Mood: Happy

    Wow, my boobies look AMAZING. I love it! So round and huge~~~ Hey, still no nausea till now! YAY! What a smooth 1st trimester! It's a night mare to some but for me i only experienced fatigue and mood swings. Ok, actually the mood swings are pretty bad. Lol. I'm already 2 months pregnant! Today is also Valentines Day! In the waiting room at my OB/GYN's, i saw a few ladies with huge bellies. I didn't have an obvious belly yet so i felt out of point....and i didn't really feel pregnant. Until i went in for my ultrascan and i heard my baby's heartbeat. OH M GEE....THERE'S A LIFE IN ME. To see the tiny embryo on the monitor and hear the heartbeat made me really happy! I even saw my baby moving. Amazing~~~ i have gained 5kg so far, I look like I have a bump....or am I just fatter?! Haha. I'm not used to seeing myself with no waist and a bulging belly. 

    WEEK 11 (24/02/14)
    Energy Level: 7/10
    Mood: Angry

    Today I threw a bitch fit. I haven't shouted at anyone for a LONG TIME. I can't remember the last time i felt such anger. I couldn't control it. I was all drama mama. I was a really good girl the past week though, felt nothing but happiness! However, today was a shocker, a complete TURN. Took a looong drive home and sang my heart out in the car. My mood was back to normal. Returned to nice girlfriend self again haha. Guys, if you're reading this, PLEASE try to just give in to your pregnant wife. OR ELSE THE ARGUMENT WONT STOP. Please understand that she isn't being a bitch on purpose (if she hasn't been a bitch before pregnancy that is). Haha.  My energy level has been low the past weeks and i've been taking afternoon naps almost everyday! And even after my nap, i still feel tired. :( cannot stop yawning! I've been so tired all the time it's really affecting my work. Especially blogging....can't seem to find the energy to go out to find content to blog about. Don't even want to apply make up. But but i see some improvement today...since my energy level is much higher today as compared to the past few weeks, I started on an exercise plan! Exercising during pregnancy is highly recommended. However, be VERY VERY careful when exercising especially in the first trimester. If you really want to be super duper safe, start exercising only after Week 12. Went to Amore Fitness after a long time. There's a lot of things i can't do at the gym though. I just used the stationary bicycle for 30 min, then did some bicep curls using a 2kg dumbbell. Didn't feel productive and effective...but then my doctor told me not to do anything intensive and not to carry anything heavy so i obeyed! Some exercise is better than none! I intend to visit the gym 3-4 times a week. Lately, my appetite is back to normal - not crazily huge already! I eat like a normal person now - 3 meals a day and i have stopped waking up in the middle of the night to order mcdonalds/cook maggie mee. I am much healthier. My skin looks so good too! It must be the bird nest i've been consuming every night. I've been doing it for the past few weeks.

    WEEK 12 (07/03/14)
    Energy Level: 8/10
    Mood: Happy

    THE END OF THE FIRST TRIMESTER. WOOHOO! I am now 3 months pregnant! I have heard a lot of great things about the 2nd trimester like an increase in energy and NO MORE MOOD SWINGS. I can already feel my energy coming back since last week! IT FEELS SO GOOD TO LAST A WHOLE DAY WITHOUT TAKING AN AFTERNOON NAP. So much more productive. I am looking forward to the next few weeks. Also, looking forward to a bigger baby bump!

    Today i go to the doctor to do the Oscar test which is to check for chromosomal abnormalities such as down syndrome and congenital heart defects. All looks good! 

    My Jelly Bean has evolved!!! He/she looks like a real baby now. I can now see the face...the nose...those cute little arms and fingers! Baby couldn't stop moving in my belly! After seeing today's ultrascan, I felt pregnant again. I was feeling so good this week and kinda didn't feel pregnant the past few days cus for some reason I was not as bloated  this few days. But I did my weight check and have gained 6kg alr! OMG who gains that much in their first trimester?!?! Hahaha. My appetite is just too good according to my doctor and I am just super lucky I don't have morning sickness. However I gotta keep the weight gain in control because gaining too much won't be good for the baby & I. Gotta learn to eat healthier~

    I'm loving the 2nd trimester so far! Looking forward to a bigger baby bump! And also looking forward to the next appointment where I can find out the gender of my baby. :)

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  • 03/09/14--08:11: WhiteClothes

  • White Clothes is back with new arrivals again, this time with more awesome stuffs, and what more?!

    NOTHING ABOVE S$22.90~




    Slit Chest Crop available @ only

    S$19.90!











    I'll be giving away a pair of this High Waisted Ripped Jeans which is not sold on their web! Available in size S, M and L!

    Here's how!

    Simply follow the steps below:


    1) Follow them on instagram @whiteclothes
    2)Like and comment why you deserve to win this item on the picture featuring this item
    3) Wait for 5 days for results, they will pick a lucky winner and announce it on instagram!



    Good luck!



    Do remember to follow them on other social media and subscribe to their mailing list for their latest updates!

    They are also having a Facebook giveaway!



    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.676989445673523.1073741858.224766967562442&type=1

    Key in "tammy" for a $1 off total bill for new arrivals!

    SHOP AWAY

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  • 03/10/14--10:25: Week #13

  • 2nd Trimester Week #13 Update
    Mood: Low (lack of confidence)

    I feel so uncomfortable. I don't really want to meet people. I don't really look pregnant so i just look....fat? Ayyyy...i hate calling myself that but i can't help it recently! :( Makes me feel really ugly and affects my self-esteem so much. It's so low i even think make up can't save me so i can't be bothered to put make up?! 

    I am really energetic nowadays though. Really surviving without afternoon naps. It's been a week since i last took an afternoon nap! Woohoo~ I feel normal. Tomorrow i will be swarmed with work and I LOOK FORWARD TO IT! I can get it done well because my energy level is back to normal.

    Today i enjoyed a really nice relaxing facial. Can't do my laser and chemical peels though. So it's just a nice hour long face massage and mask. I really love face massages and well i can only enjoy that during facials. It'll be weird to walk to a massage palour and ask for a face massage. Haha. Will blog about the relaxing facial procedure soon. Because i'm preggers, i can't do anything that contains chemicals so everything has to be gentle and it's best to only work with products containing natural ingredients. Auntie Rita customized something for me to maintain my good complexion and help me relax. My complexion looks so much brighter today! Also, i've the pregnancy glow?? My skin has never looked better.  The increase in blood volume during pregnancy brings more blood to the skin, giving it a radiant look. I hope to feel prettier and better about myself soon~

    I am also going to start going for pre-natal yoga classes next week which will help me relax and keep fit! Really excited for that and hopefully i'd make new friends with the other mummies-to-be.

    Also, Amore Boutique Spa has a prenatal massage they'd like to let me try out! Woohoo~ All the many different things i can do to keep myself calm and relaxed.


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  • 03/11/14--02:39: New In
  • Launching a new collection on www.ohsofickle.com.sg this evening! Some products are already up but the full collection will be up at 7PM!

    Gotta work so hard this few months and save as much money as possible before i become too big and lazy to work. :X

    It's really sad i can't wear most of the stuff i'm selling though!!! Well i still can but i've became so insecure about my body i don't want to wear anything that isn't oversized and doesn't cover my arms. :(

    I really like the stuff in this collection and i hope you do too!















    Pictures are pretty badly edited as lighting is really bad. Just set up a temporary studio in the office and the backdrop is a cloth for now. Will definitely have better pictures the next time round! 

    SHOP AT

    Full collection will only be up at 7PM!


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