Life Lessons

After a hiatus of twenty-four years or so I’ve begun reading fairy tales all over again, this time to my little girl. The Grimm Brothers were truly freaking grim and their tales could truly scar little children for life. However, some of them can teach us adults a few good lessons we could use in … [Read more…]

Floating Away

It’s a hot March weekend and we have a houseguest who’s not keen on typical Bangkok nightlife or Thai beaches. I’m not a fan of the sun and made it pretty darn clear whatever we do, we need to beat the heat. A toddler strapped on to a parent in humid Bangkok heat is jail … [Read more…]


Last night I watched a recently released Bollywood film titled Neerja. The film is about a real-life hero who died while on duty, saving the lives of hundreds of passengers on a Pan Am flight in 1986. The movie was flawless (completely my opinion here). A particular dialogue in the movie kept me up late … [Read more…]

To pin or not to pin?

Thank you IKEA for making the DIY abbreviation fashionable. I love IKEA and I love it even more when my husband puts furniture together (tsk tsk… there is something sexy about watching your man doing manual work). I’m also a big fan of the Pinterest website. All the stuff is so pretty and colourful and … [Read more…]


While the holiday season officially ends in January, I guess it’s safe to say Valentine’s Day is a spillover of some of the festivities. It’s time to pick sides – you can either be a Mush bag or a Cushion Heart Slayer. This year I believe I will be a borderline Mush bag. Did I … [Read more…]

Raising Hope

Playgroups are slowly beginning to grow on me and I’ve begun to appreciate them a lot more now. This morning I couldn’t help notice the absence of dolls and superhero figures from the box of indoor play items. It immediately made me wonder if this was a conscious effort to avoid sexist toys at an … [Read more…]


January is my second-favorite month of the year, only after my birthday month, though. For me, both these months represent new beginnings – an opportunity for self-introspection and change. Over the years, I’ve made several resolutions, such as: eat dessert only on Sunday, exercise five days a week, pay my credit card bill on time, … [Read more…]

An Alternate Career

Now that I am a stay-at-home mom and have a lot of spare time on my hands (read between the lines) to daydream, I have been toying with the concept of an ‘Unaccountable Year’. If my mother reads this blog post she might give me her signature dismissal raised eyebrow and probably suggest I visit … [Read more…]