This Is What Heartache Looks Like

This Is What Heartache Looks Like

My five day old daughter finally fell asleep on her phototherapy bed after a good half hour of thrashing about and wailing. It was hard for me to keep from wailing too. She has two days and nights of this…

The One Where My Grandma Tells A War Story

My 88-year-old Popo, my maternal grandma, has a lot of great stories to tell. She doesn’t come up with them on demand, though. You have to ride her train of thought long enough until she lights upon a good one…

Because I’m Feeling Grateful

Because I’m Feeling Grateful

I wanted to write about the experience of receiving constant unsolicited advice during this pregnancy. But I didn’t like how negative I sounded, so instead here is a great list of Things You Should Never Say To A Pregnant Woman. (#1, #4…

Pregnancy Hacks: What Worked For Me

Pregnancy Hacks: What Worked For Me

I don’t often discuss being pregnant and its effects on this blog or other social media platforms. I guess I have a slight fear of oversharing, and there’s also a little of that irrational superstition about jinxing things. But right now,…

Europe 2013: My Favourite Eats In Barcelona

Europe 2013: My Favourite Eats In Barcelona

I’ve loved Barcelona ever since James and I first visited in 2010, on our belated honeymoon. Since we especially love the food there, I made sure that our agenda in this city comprised mostly eating. (It was a little sad…

Some Thoughts on Little India

Just as I was about to turn in last night, my Facebook and Twitter feeds began exploding with news of the riot in Little India. I spent a lot of time in the Race Course Road area as a teenager….

Europe 2013: Random Provence Bits and Bobs

Europe 2013: Random Provence Bits and Bobs

Our admission ticket to the Carrières de Lumières (which I mentioned in the previous travelog post) was bundled with admission to the nearby Chateau des Baux. The surrounding village of Les Baux was cute, if a bit touristy, and we were…

Adventures in Retail Rage

Adventures in Retail Rage

I wish department stores would realise how frustrating it is for customers when their salespeople lack basic communication skills. I went to the TANGS cardmember sale yesterday to get a head start on Christmas shopping. The beauty hall was already…