#AMonthofFaves – 2018 Favourites

I’m glad that  GirlxoxoTraveling with T and Estella’s Revenge have brought back A Month of Faves! It’s a fun way to look back at the year

MON. | Dec. 3 – #AMonthofFaves [The 2018 Favorites Edition]– e.g. to eat, drink, wear, smell, see, do, enjoy, best purchases, most used gift received, most used purchases, favorite concert, outdoor activity, place visited, most squee worthy moment of the year.

Some of my favourite things this year (not in order of importance, just in order of whatever pops into my head!)

My younger boy started kindergarten – that means both boys are in the same school! Yay! But kindergarten is just 3 hours long so that means he’s still with me for most of the day.

I got an Apple Watch. It wasn’t something I was really interested in at first, to be honest. I’d been doing fine without a watch of any sort (haha!) for a while. But I really like the fitness features of the watch. It amazingly can detect the strokes when swimming and yes it is indeed waterproof and even has a function to “dry” the watch or expel the water when you’re done swimming.

Our yearly Singapore trip was a lot of fun. And this time the husband and I got to go away for a few days on our own! We are of course thankful for grandparents who helped with the kids and allowed us to disappear to Phuket, Thailand, for a bit! It was a nice few days away from the kids, in a beautiful hotel that was by the beach, although it was monsoon season and the day we arrived it was storming and the waves were always huge. If you’re thinking of heading to Phuket one day, I would definitely highly recommend the beautiful Sala Hotel. It’s a Thai brand of boutique hotels and the staff were so welcoming, the rooms were beautiful, and the food, oh man, the food there was amazing, from the bountiful breakfast buffet (included in our room rate), and the fantastic dinners, whether Thai-style or western-style. You can read more about my trip here

We also drove up to the Oregon coast and it was so pretty and peaceful. We stayed at a house in the little town of Gold Beach and it was on the beach but really windy and chilly. The kids still played on the beach though!

Crocheting was something I started teaching myself last summer, I’ve become more ambitious and this year started making bags and I just finished my first sweater!

Health-wise, we’ve been quite a good year except for me catching pneumonia somehow.

And earlier in the year, we joined a gym. This one is a family gym, that is, the kids are members too and they can use the pool and facilities (not the actual gym itself as they’re under 12) like the tennis courts, indoor basketball court. The boys have been taking swim lessons and tennis lessons there. They have a great kids club too. My 7yo loves the room for the older kids as they have an xbox. He went mostly in summer. The 5yo loves the younger kids room (it’s from babies until the age of 6), where the staff are very caring and fun, and one of his good friends from kindergarten goes on weekdays too. And for myself, I’ve been enjoying the various exercise classes I’ve been taking like Zumba!

I’ve also been experimenting a bit with baking and trying out new recipes like Condensed Milk Bread, fougasse, chocolate digestives, and pizza buns


  1. I love to crochet amigurumi, blankets, things like that. A sweater looks so difficult, I haven’t ventured into trying that yet. You did a great job!!

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  2. That crocheted sweater is AMAAAAAZING! Beautiful color, and your stitches are so perfect and neat. Love this post all-around. It’s been far too long since I’ve visited your blog, but I won’t make that mistake again. I added you to my WordPress reader since I seem to be in it far more than Feedly these days!

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    1. The thing is, I haven’t seen the movie! I guess I should see it one day but I really didn’t like the book so I’m not looking forward to it. But I’m curious how they portrayed Singapore in the movie.
      Well I don’t really know any crazy rich Singaporeans but there are definitely quite a few of them around…

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