Holiday's Over, Now Back To Work

Crazy crazy month it had been, with so many things and changes to my own routine I got kinda messed up and doing things that are out of the norm. Despite the craziness, I also took the chance to think and regroup my thoughts and life goal. Here's an update from me.

This Singapore Mum Blog is Evolving

This blog is changing, it's going to be slow, going to be personal and going to be more focused. Social media and blogging has been going on for the past 9 years or so now for me and I've seen greatness and also many negativity in this whole scene. I am still very active and am always finding news ways on how I can do better things, giving more and sharing actively back to the community.

Having spent almost a decade of my life growing and learning and experiencing social media, I do not think I will ever be able to draw a complete stop to doing work and good surrounding this active digital life of mine. Because I feel that blogging, to be more exact, independent blogging (like trying to maintain this blog personally) is coming to an end soon. Of cos blogging as a personal journal is never going to die, but if one wants to actively engage readers, grow readership and do bigger things online, running a blog like this alone will eventually lead to no where. Unless you already have got a high six figures following after years of building your personal blog. Then again, if you've noticed, many established fashion and food blogs have also evolved to become more a content site than a blog blog.

Moving to Getgo Parents, a better place for modern parents

The new place I'll be hanging out more is at Getgo Parents, a startup which my co-founder and I have been working (and still is working very hard) on for the past 3 months plus. A question directed to me just yesterday at NYP Business Lecture talk with graduating students from the school of business is probably one of the most common one I get when I introduced Getgo Parents. "There are so many lifestyle and parenting website out there now, what makes you different from the rest? How do you plan to compete with the more established names in the market?" And the student at NYP even asked from the floor what is my business model.

Well, let's just say there can never be too many content sites for parents, just like how there can never be too many parent magazine in stores. It's how you stand out and offer something unique that the other competitors are currently not, what is that one winning element that you (as a parent/ user) will be thankful for because we are making it so simple and fuss free for them to use. THAT is our USP and that will be coming soon to Getgo Parents.

Me, my body and I

If you are my friends on Facebook or have been stalking my Instagram account, you would have noticed that I've recently turned somehow narcissistic - taking photos of my reflection in the fitting rooms, posting selfies and even attempted doing #OOTD posts while walking on the road. That my friend is because I am super happy and proud of my getting fit success thanks to the waited-for-so-many-years-it-finally-is-me kinda opportunity - to be on a sponsored slimming program with Absolute Slimming. Being leaner (I am still far from calling myself SLIM) and looking a little better because of the whole slimming program, I am more confident and for the second time in my life after more than 10 years I am able to not hold my breath when standing in a crowd of better looking women just so I can blend in better. (Ok I'm being a little extreme here but you know what I mean right?) I will be sharing more of my personal journey and updates on my progress soon.

The above are the three personal highlights and updates for the past month. Besides doing all the above with minimum time spent because it was the school holiday, the bulk of my June was spent with family. Here's a quick round-up of our Joyful June holiday,

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="800"] We did lots of drawing, crafting and painting at home.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Ayra completed three holiday workshop with Heart Studio and she's very proud of her paintings which now hangs in the girls' playroom. And we played LEGOs A LOT in June, then there's also some random puzzles we do together.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Also took the girls to our neighbourhood mall to do what they like to do.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="800"] And we had our first experience at ZOUKidISCO! They probably won't be going back again anytime soon cos they were more jumpy and being their happy self when we visited Elmo and friends...[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="800"] We also visited our family's favorite happy place, Universal Studio Singapore TWICE in June! And because the girls are loving the place so much we have extended our season pass to an annual RWSinvite card. Think we'll probably be heading there every weekend just so the girls can see their favorite characters from Sesame Street.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="800"] And lastly we had a wonderful staycation with Jen at Hotel Jen OrchardGateway in June. Hope we'll be back again soon.[/caption]