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Monday.

6 Feb

It’s almost 1am and I can’t sleep. I am tired and I feel like the weekend is not enough since I worked on a Sunday instead of chilling with the family.

I was just looking at my not-so-many posts and was transported back to the times I was excited to write them. And then I got busy and temporarily stopped blogging. I could’ve hundreds of posts by now if only I committed to it. Oh well.

I wish I could get this going now. For real.

I hope I could be like you, a blogger, who does not waste a day without posting for his/her readers. More than that, for his/her soul that craves being heard.

It’s Monday. For sure it’s going to be busy but I hope I get the chance to write a post about my day even for a couple of minutes.

Blogging from my side of the globe,

Marie@Work

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How Do I Get Back to Blogging?

25 Aug

I have been away from the blogging community for about two years, and seeing this page outdated makes me cringe.

There, I said it. I am guilty of starting and, eventually, abandoning this blog without even making one final post. A goodbye post, perhaps.

But that’s the thing. I do not want to say goodbye. I want to continue blogging. But how do I get back to blogging?

Honestly speaking, I would visit this (my) page once in a while and would make a mental note to update it. But my efforts were not successful. I needed a little push. What I realised when I was re-visiting my pages yesterday was, I had built quite a few posts over the past couple of years. Seeing when I last posted made me think back on how excited I was to start this page. And re-reading my posts gave me an enriching trip down memory lane.

Posts containing memories of places, persons, occasions in my life. Memories that warm the heart. And I realised I would love to have more of them.

So here I am, updating this page once again. Typing down my thoughts as they come.

How do I get back to blogging? I just have to do it and restart.

So this is me rebooting my blogging system.

Hello, world. It’s nice to see you again.

 

Lessons Learnt (So Far)

24 Jan

It’s not easy being a first-time parent but nothing compares to being one. My son, who is currently napping as I quickly type this, is only two weeks old and he has brought us nothing but joy… and little discoveries that make our lives even more interesting now that he’s around.

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Daily Prompt: The New Me

23 Jan

I see the “new me” when I look in the mirror. The mommy version.

I’ve only been a mom for two weeks (plus the 40 weeks of pregnancy) but I feel like I’ve gained a world of knowledge only mothers are entitled to. There is still a lot to learn as I go along the way. I am preparing myself each day, reminding my heart that learnings, whether good or bad, are experiences that equip every parent to face any situation. They are designed to make us stronger, wiser, more giving and forgiving.

It’s never going to be easy, this I know. But it’s going to be one heck of a ride that I would surely enjoy and treasure.

I love being Marcus’ mom!

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A Letter to My Pregnant Self

22 Jan

Apologies, apologies.

I have been away for months now and that’s mostly because of hormonal changes, morning sickness, changing jobs, switching careers and… well, what do you know? From MarCom to Marcus’ mom! Yeap, that’s my son, my two-week-old buddy, as of this writing.

Anyway, I would like to share with you a letter I wrote to myself when I found out I was five weeks pregnant. Rewind to May 2013: I had a lot on my plate plus the pregnancy, rested for a month and got a new job, and then juggled several things at the same time. The first trimester wasn’t really my favorite part of the pregnancy. The second tri, however, was a different story. I got my energy back and was running after buses (in heels!) to work. Oh, and the first time I was offered an MRT seat, I was really, really thankful. And delighted. And happy.

Fast forward to today: it’s been two weeks and three days since I delivered a bouncing baby boy.

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It’s Friday.

4 Oct

I should be writing about “Friday Under Fifty”, a theme I have set for Fridays when I initially started this blog. Months ago. Months ago, too, since I neglected this space due to some colourful changes in my life.

Guilty. I have neglected my blog for months now, like you would a diet, an exercise plan or holiday. Promising you’d be at it but never really get the chance to actually doing it.
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Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above

7 May

Taking photographs from above, seeing things from another perspective. I love doing so when I take (unprofessional) snaps of food, photos I share on my social networks. I believe by now, everyone’s doing it.

Like when we celebrated a colleague’s birthday at Khansama Restaurant last week, a couple of my colleagues snapped and shared their lunch on Instagram. Sharing, whether we like it or not, is here to stay.

Pots after pots of curry lined the buffet spread. They all looked the same to me, except for the food labels that were in Indian. Good thing the names were translated in English. 🙂 I helped myself to a serving of chicken curry, some veggies in curry sauce, prata (a flour-based pancake) and some fish crackers (or prawn?).

Of course, I wolfed them down with Coke. Who doesn’t love Coke?!

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Chicken and veggies in curry sauce, steamed rice and prata

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Up (Kids Version)

23 Apr

Kids say the funniest things. And they do the cutest things, too!

Can’t help but post the photos of these two adorable kids, looking up and lost in their fantasy world.

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Top: Kenice’s fountain fun
Bottom: The little boy and the panda

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Travel Theme: Contrast

21 Apr

It’s been a week since I first encountered this “Travel Theme” but haven’t really gotten to it (being a newbie here on WordPress) until today. I thought I’d give it a try since it’s a pretty interesting challenge, like the “Weekly Photo Challenge”, which actually gets your creative juices workin’ each time!

This is my first post, based on the “Contrast” theme. Thanks to Ailsa for coming up with an interesting, blog-worthy challenge such as this!

Seated across the Marina Bay Sands, along the benches of the Merlion Park, my hubby and I pulled our iPhones and captured the lights show. Beaming from the SkyPark (the highest point of hotel), the lights danced through the night skies, probably beating Batman’s night-light Bat-signal.

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Marina Bay Sands lights show, emitting blue laser lights into night.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Up (Looking Up)

20 Apr

Up. Look up and feel the greatness of the world around you. It’s amazing how towering structures and even nature could make you feel like you’re just one small being, along with others, in the world you live in. But then, it becomes an experience like no other, like you realise that the world offers you enormous beauty and a shelter you call home.

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