simple and nice!

was the theme of my long weekend! Praise God!

Friday saw us sleeping much longer than usual, spending more time in the shower, simple and unhurried lunch at a nearby mall, awesome picnic at the Botanical Gardens with my two precious ones, a leisurely walk through Ikea where the little one pointed out to all the things she wanted in her room and finally local delights at Holland Village!

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Then the usual weekend arrived where a quarter of Saturday saw me housekeeping and the evening was spent at Granny’s baking simple biscuits for our upcoming new year! Wish I had taken a shot of us kneading and moulding!

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As I savour the rest of the remaining long weekend, l am so overwhelmed with how the simplicity of a holiday with loved ones is more than sufficient.

My heart is so full of thanksgiving for all that I got to enjoy this weekend.

Perhaps this is a reminder of what I have always wanted in my life since a few years ago – simplicity and peace.

I hope to be reminded everyday of this as I seem to have forgotten in the last few months.

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And while he is down under!

I had the privilege of spending the weekend with my little one who wraps up her seven-week break this weekend! How perfect the timing!

We shopped for a new pair of footwear for the new semester, had our favourite ayam penyat which was too much for our stomachs but she still took away a slice of pizza from sarpino’s for supper, painted her nails in a sweet red to match the highlights she had quietly introduced to her dark brown hair (I’m tempted too!), scrubbed and masque-ed her face and we chatted freely on a variety of topics – she wants to go down under for a holiday, she wants to work for six months and travel for six and then work for six (what the?!), university, her lecturers for the new semester, how she was bored the night before and so googled on directions to Jurong from our parents place (what?!), how she now knows why Australia is called down under and her 18th birthday which is five months away.

18th birthday? Just not too long ago, I saw her sleeping soundly, all wrapped up in a pink swaddle. Soft and Nice. I think l fell in love for the very first time in my life.

The rain has just started and the breeze feels so soft and nice on my neck.

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