Share Your World: Week 29

Share your World 2015

In response to Cee’s SYW | Week 29

(Q) What is the perfect pizza?

(A) I rarely have pizza however when I do, I like a nice medley of veg on there and less meat. My dough has to be ultra-thin, cheese and tomato base, toppings: sweetcorn, mushroom, mixed bell peppers, chicken breast and jalapenos.

(Q) What is your favorite time of day?

(A) I think late afternoon is my favourite time of the day – it’s when the kids have their nap so nice and quiet. I also sneak in a catnap for myself too.

(Q) Show us two of your favorites photographs? The photos can be from anytime in your life span. Explain why they are your favorite. Continue reading “Share Your World: Week 29”

Share Your World 2016: Week 28

Share your World 2015

In response to Cee’s Share Your World 2016 | Week 28

What is your earliest memory?

**update**
After replying to Cee and Joseph, I’ve just remembered an even earlier memory. I was 3 and a half and I was in the car with my dad parked outside Greenwich hospital waiting for my little sister being born. I just about remember asking why we were there and dad said mum was having a baby. That’s all that I remember. However the most vivid memory is the one below.

I think my earliest memory is when I was about four years old – it wasn’t a happy memory either as it was the time when my mum and dad split up. I still remember the day so vividly and the emotions that came with it.

Mum and dad were arguing then she opened the door and kicked him out. I remember dad saying to me “don’t worry, it’s okay” and I was crying so much. I can still hear mum in the background shouting “if you care so much about your dad then leave with him” – I did and never, ever looked back.

I resented my mum growing up but I’ve forgiven her for that day since I got older… However, I will never forget. Continue reading “Share Your World 2016: Week 28”

Music Mondays #39

In response to Katalogue’s Music Mondays #39

I came across Katalogue’s lovely weekly linky via The Daily Post’s blogging events page and boy am I glad to find it. is an ongoing Monday link-up of music that we’ve been listening to for the week or a song that’s been stuck in our heads.

For me, Lo has been driving me up the wall requesting for this song: Promiscuious by Nelly Furtado ft. Timbaland Continue reading “Music Mondays #39”

Share Your World 2016: Week 26

Share your World 2015

In response to Cee’s SYW 2016: Week 26

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Q) What’s your most memorable (good or bad) airplane flight?

A) When I was about 12 years old, me and my sister went on our first holiday to Vietnam with our dad. I remember it was such a long flight (about 10hrs) but we were kept entertained with a viewing of My Big Fat Greek Wedding which had just come out in cinemas. It was so good.

Then as we flew over Thailand I remember experiencing the worse turbulence ever – we were having our in-flight meals and then turbulence hit and the food tray lifted up from the tray table. Very bumpy indeed. Continue reading “Share Your World 2016: Week 26”

Share Your World 2016: Week 25

Share your World 2015

In response to Cee’s SYW 2016: Week 25

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Q) How many languages do you speak?

A) Two; English and Vietnamese which is my native mother tongue.

Q) What are some words that just make you smile?

A) Ummm… I think words like “smile”, “hello/hi”, “pretty please” and “thank you”

Q) If you were the original architect of one existing building, which building would you select?

A) It would have to be Gaudi’s Casa Batllo ‘House of Bones’ in Barcelona. It’s wonderfully weird, quirky and caught my attention as soon as I had laid eyes on it when I visited barcelona last year.

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Casa Batllo in Barcelona, Spain / Photo Credit: Google

 

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Inside the Casa Batllo ‘House of Bones’ / Photo Credit: Google

Q) Would you rather have telepathy or telekinesis? (Telepathy is the communication using your brain waves, telekinesis is channeling the energy onto physical objects to cause substantial, observable physical changes.)

A) I think telepathy because it would be cool to get into people’s minds.

Q) Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

A) Last week I managed to get a few more blog posts done so I am very thankful that the kids gave me a chance to do so. This week I am looking forward to the parent’s meeting at LO’s nursery to see how he’s getting on. 🙂

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Discover Challenge: Analog (disposable cameras)

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In response to The Daily Post’s Discover Challenge: Analog

The Greenwich Mummy | Discover Challenge: Analog
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It’s been a while since I’ve been online (busy with new baby and all) that I haven’t had much time to do the things on my blog that I loved: the blog challenges. After stumbling across The Daily Post’s Discover Challenge, I thought this would be a perfect thing to write about.

This week’s theme is Analog. To me, the word reminds me of analog TV and cable, cassette tapes, dial-up internet and the best one of all… Disposable cameras.

I’m not that old (27 years young) but I’ve got a few nostalgic memories of my teenage years with the ol’ disposable camera.

They were all the rage when I was in school. If you were a popular, cool kid you’d have a disposable cam. I remember everyone wanted to get their hands one especially if we were going out that day. It cost around £8 per cam and I remember I would save up so hard to get my hands on one. Then it costed (in terms of time and money) a little more just to get it printed.

I used to love the sound of the little wind-up mechanism to load the film and the plastic ‘click’ you’d hear when you’d press the button to shoot. When I first discovered these fun cams were getting discontinued as people became more into digital cameras I was a little upset. 1) because I couldn’t afford a decent digital camera back then and 2) I really enjoyed going down to snappy snaps or boots and receiving a lovely pack of printed photos.

When I was in college, I did some work experience at a photographic store that printed both film and digital – I worked in the film department. I learnt how to develop negatives in the darkroom (I will never forget the smell) and load film printing paper (fun times!). I also used to colour correct prints using a printing machine which was somewhat fun but after printing a couple hundred prints, I got bored. All in all, it was 6 months of fun learning as sad as that sounds. It’s a little hard to believe that the kind of job I did now ceases to exist.

I love the technology of our modern world don’t get me wrong but I would love to see disposable cameras making a comeback – even just as a novelty item. 🙂

Weekly Photo Challenge: Trio

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In response to this week’s photo challenge, Trio

Weekly Photo Challenge: Trio | The Greenwich Mummy
Left: L, Middle: D, Right: Me

There are many, many things that comes in threes but I guess the one that applies to me is my sisterly bond. There are three of us; me (the eldest), my sister L, and my younger sister D.

We used to be like the three musketeers, always at each other’s side. We still are in some ways but as we’ve all grown up, we gone our separate ways a little. I am always at home or working, my sister L is with her son Lils or with her new beau, and my younger sister D is busy studying her first year at university.

There is nothing stronger than a sister bond though and despite our age gaps (about 3-4 years between each of us) we hardly ever fight… any more! 🙂 We always compared ourselves to the Kardashian sisters. We always said that I was most like Kourtney, the eldest and most reserved. L was like Kim as she is the middle girl and loves the flashy lifestyle, and D was like Khloé, the youngest and a bit of a wild one. It’s funny how we have similar enough traits to compare ourselves to the Kardashians but maybe that is like all sister trios? I don’t know.

So for this week’s photo challenge, I just wanted to dedicate it to my beloved sisters, L and D – I love you both very much and so happy to have you as my sisters.

Mwah! 

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