Happy Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day is a special day for me. As mothers are so precious, so is mine to me. Mother’s Day should be celebrated everyday but I think it is one perfect day to show her how exceptionally we love her for what she is.

Also, special mother’s day wishes to the people who no longer have their mother’s with them physically but they are with you all your life in your heart!

I have always been a best friend to my mother and so has she. All my friends used to say that I end up sharing everything with my mother but I think a person who can understand you better and who can support you in every situation of life is my mother. There are many teenagers who hide so many things from their parents but I am very open to my parents especially my mother. Though she goes to work every day, cooks delicious food for us and also whenever we find time we watch movies together, I help her with some household chores. We talk to each other and share so many things. It doesn’t matter if we sometimes have a small tiff with each other but after sometime we are normal.

I so much appreciate the way my mother balances being my friend and being my mom. She is definitely someone that I can tell everything to and have a great time with but when a serious matter comes up, she always has the right amount of “mom” to handle the situation correctly.

Often, it’s just the simple and real moments spent with their moms that girls need the most. The moments that are just about being together – nothing fancy, just good old-fashioned time spent together – end up being the times that build that precious trust, support, and open communication.

My mother felt so special and overwhelmed when I wished her in the morning on Mother’s Day. There was a lot of appreciation and gratitude for her. A gift is not necessary to give but saying some beautiful words to praise her is enough to keep her happy. She can realise that if I don’t have much time to spend with her or say something nice to her, I always feel high of her all the time.

Celebrating Mother’s Day is just to give her a break from all the routine work and stress that she goes through day and night for the family. As Mother’s Day falls on a Sunday, it’s a good time to relieve her from all the work for that day. So, we planned to take her out for dinner in a nice place. So, in the afternoon we went to gurudwara and came back and rested for a while. In the evening, we went to Changi Airport shopping malls and then we went for dinner in Bugis.

We also got some gifts and flowers from Jeremy Ratnam of Power 98FM as there was some Mother’s day special programme for passer-by at Bugis Junction. We had lots of fun and enjoyed a lot.

“My mother was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love” by Stevie Wonder.

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I won a Liebster Award!

I just got my very first nomination for my blog!!! Yayy, I am writing this while having a huge smile on my face. All thanks to Lucy Frank from ‘A Travellers Footsteps‘ for the nomination. Lucy is a 23 year old Australian who started her solo travel at the age of 18. She started her travel blog to share her journey, inspire other people and to provide information on the best ways to travel.

Before I got nominated, I didn’t know what Liebster Award was, so let’s learn about this together, shall we?

What is the Liebster Award? 

Liebster Award is an online award that has been circulating over the internet for quite a few years amongst bloggers. It is given to bloggers by other bloggers, which I think is a great way to make new friends and read new blogs.

The Rules for Liebster Award!

  1.  Thank the person who nominated you
  2. Display the award on your blog — by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget”.
  3. Write a 150-300 word post about your favourite blog that is not your own.
  4. Provide 10 random facts about yourself.
  5. Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 200 followers.
  6. List these rules in your post.
  7. Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created

Click here to find out more about the Liebster Award rules.

My favorite blog 

My favorite blog, I would say is ‘Bruised Passport‘. They have been an inspiration to me since the start. Their writings have helped so many people plan their trips and they have travelled to so many countries.

I love how amazing their pictures are. It’s unique in it’s own way. Other than them, I love all the travel bloggers I come across because they put in so much time and effort and I love seeing different travel blogs and travel bloggers.

10 Random Facts About Me 

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  1. I was born in Hong Kong.
  2. Animals are my weakness.
  3. I love going on adventures.
  4. I’m in a long-distance relationship since almost 4 years.
  5. My parents mean the world to me.
  6. My dream is to go skydiving and deep sea diving.
  7. I am currently a student, studying Bachelors of Psychology.
  8. I have moved to 5 different places since I was born due to my father’s work.
  9. For me, travelling is essential.
  10. I blog part-time for now but I want to make it full-time. 

     

    Answers to the questions asked by Lucy

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1. What is your favourite country? 

  1. Favourite? I don’t have a favourite because I haven’t travelled to many places but ask me that question in a few years maybe haha. But for now I think Boracay, Phillipines is number 1.
  2. 2. If you could be anywhere in the world right now where would it be?

Since I am a water baby, I would love to go to any quiet beach. Actually, I wouldn’t mind going to the hills too.

3. Why did you start blogging?

I started out as a journal for myself to write about my trips, but I made it public so I could help others travel cheap and to good places.

4. Do you make money from blogging?

Not yet. My aim is not to make money but inspire people and just travel more.

5. One piece of advice to new bloggers?

Well, I am a new blogger too so I don’t have any advice but to tell them not to give up because blogging is hard work and if you don’t give in your 100% then it won’t work. You will also keep learning many new things when you start blogging, don’t get overwhelmed but take it one step at a time. When I started out, someone told me it’s a long term commitment so have patience and work hard.

6. How many countries have you visited?

I have stayed in 5 different countries, other than that I have started traveling around South East Asia and have a few trips coming up.

7. One thing you can’t live without?

My parents and people who have been by my side since the beginning. I value whoever is in my life. AND PIZZA!!!!

My Questions for the Nominees

  1. What made you start your blog?
  2. How has blogging affected you as a person
  3. Out of all the countries you have visited, which one do you like the most?
  4. What is the scariest thing you’ve done in your travels till now?
  5. What activity do you want to do when you travel and why?
  6. Do you like the hills or the beach?
  7. Who is your favorite travel buddy?
  8. What is your favorite quote?
  9. What keeps you motivated to blog and travel?
  10. If you had one super power, what would you want to have?
  11. When you travel, what do you look for?

While writing this blog I received another award called Bloggers Recognition Award. Look out for my next post 🙂

Happy Father’s Day!

 

Father’s Day was celebrated on the 18th June. Father’s Day is about finding a thoughtful way to truly celebrate a special relationship in your life. My father, who wasn’t even aware what we were actually planning for him. I was super excited as after celebrating Mother’s Day it was another day for me to have fun with my family together. My father is someone whom I look up to for making many decisions in the family whether its planning a vacation or celebrating any occasion or for that matter even if it’s my studies. He always has the best solution for us. Father’s always think that they are the most ordinary men in the family but Father’s Day makes them feel really special and they turn from unsung heroes to the most loved ones.My mother and I started planning for this day a week before. We had big plans as it was a Sunday and a holiday for the rest of my family. My Mother cooked a delicious meal in the afternoon for all of us. We spent our time playing Carrom after lunch, rested for a while and then we were all set to enjoy together in the evening. We started getting ready for the evening and headed towards a special restaurant for some Thai and Chinese dinner. It was a rainy day and we were thrilled to move out in the rain for dinner. Late in the evening as the sun was about to set we could feel the cool breeze so we all thought that the restaurant we chose was best suited to the weather.

We roamed around the streets of Bugis, clicked some beautiful pictures of us. We then settled down in the restaurant with some chilled beer and mouth-watering snacks like Spring Rolls and Dry Chilli Chicken. Then after our cool chit chat and some more pictures we ordered some yummy food which had Thai fried rice and some Lemon Chicken, Fried Veg Noodles and Sweet and Sour Chicken. I had some nice cool Honey Green Tea. We all enjoyed the meal and the weather. My father enjoyed every moment and was very happy.
Happy Father’s Day!

 

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