the mysterious case of missing pencils

July 17, 2018 • 26 comments • 13740 views

What is it with our kids and the universal mystery of missing pencils?!

I keep having to buy new pencils for Daniel (actually come to think of it… eraser, ruler, colour pencils, sharpeners…) until I don’t know where to put my face at Smiggle anymore. They must think I hoard children’s stationery *facepalm*… or that I’m just a mom who can’t keep her kids’ things together! Which is kinda true I guess haha.

The conversation with my pen-missing hero:

Me: Daniel, seriously, where are all your pencils? There’s only one in here!


neither praises nor insults

July 13, 2018 • 25 comments • 14067 views

I haven’t been blogging about work much lately because (a) so many things are happening so fast and at the same time so by the time I’m on it, it’s already old news and I’m on the next thing and (b) work is taking up a lot of my time, for good reasons. In a super duper brief nutshell, we had two big institutions invest in the FashionValet Group this year for our Series C funding, we opened more retail outlets, we restructured the other business units under the group like private labels and brand acquisitions, we are focusing on building more brands. As for dUCk, it’s been doing amazingly well – we opened at KLCC (next to Chanel and Dior!!) and dUCk Cosmetics even got into Sephora which is something unheard of for the local cosmetics industry.


bedtime routine

July 9, 2018 • 10 comments • 15636 views

Sighhhhhhh. Just put the kids to sleep and tonight was extra special. Daniel hugged me to sleep and Mariam held my hand tight until she fell asleep.┬áJust a few minutes before that they were cheeky little things running around repeating whatever I said and giggling with each other. Kids are dangerous, guys, they’re sly and they play with your heart! Haha.

I realise that my day always ends perfectly because of them (ok Fadza too, but it’s not always about you ok, Fadza *roll eyes*). My favourite part of my every day is bed time with the kids. Every night, we put the kids to sleep together, the 4 of us squeezing to find space in their tiny single bed with a pullout. Before that, we will usually read a book together.


raya 2018

June 19, 2018 • 17 comments • 20826 views

Just one of those quiet nights. Fadza is out watching football with his friends at mamak shop (it’s World Cup season now, wife needs to be understanding #rolleyes) and the kids are fast asleep so I’m just at home enjoying my me time with my laptop.

Selamat Hari Raya and Maaf Zahir Batin, guys!! Hope your Raya has been amazing and you’ve been enjoying the long break. I know I have! First day was the usual – both sides’ houses and conk by evening so tired from all the visits and well, lemang.


two hundred sixteen thousand minutes

June 3, 2018 • 22 comments • 23881 views

It’s nice to see both kids getting more and more interested about the new baby. Daniel keeps asking me when Baby No 3 is going to come out and I keep telling him it’s still going to be a while. He knows the months of the year already so I told him most probably October so he’s marked it on his calendar. Too cute!

Mariam? She looks at her watch (yes she has a watch from Smiggles that has a green monster on it obviously meant for Daniel *rolls eyes*).

“Mommy?”

“Yes, baby girl?”