Cake – I Will Survive

If there’s ever any song that embodies EVERYTHING going through my mind now, it’s definitely this cover version of “I Will Survive” by CAKE.

You see…I’ve just survived the most harrowing week ever and now, I’ve got a birthday cake on my mind :)

When you’re all stressed out, what’s the best thing to do? Turn up the music, especially when you’re cooking dinner over a hot stove!

Yup, with great music in the air created by great musicians on great instruments, possibly from guitar center sacramento, you’re bound to feel that you CAN take on whatever’s ahead of you.

Hell, yeah!


Joy to the World!

This Christmas, our combined families enjoyed the Mass at midnight.

Since the little one will always be too tired to stay up past 10 pm, we started off the day late and let them have a nice afternoon nap.

At church, we sang “O Holy Night” or “Silent Night” and I think the kids were expecting “Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells” and “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” too because of the easy and repetitive chorus!


Luckily, the choir decided on “Joy to the World” for the closing hymn, which has a cheery, upbeat tunes with blasts of a piccolo trumpet that perked them up again.

Surprisingly, they also like “The First Noel” :)

I am glad that they had nice memories of the midnight Mass and the fun of wishing everyone “Merry Christmas” and of course, the joy of singing Christmas carols.


Fashion for Chinese New Year

We’ve just come back from the shopping mall, which was looking very festive with red lanterns, red hong baos and etc!

Anyway, shopping for the Chinese New Year has started in full swing since it is less than FOUR WEEKS away.

We have just recovered from Christmas and now, we’re preparing for Chinese New Year.

Shopping for clothes for Chinese New Year is always a headache for me but this year, I have been successful with about 3-4 suits (I think).

Orange top and gold leggings

For the first day of Chinese New Year, one is supposed to be all decked out in bright, auspicious colours like red, pink, orange or gold. This year, I will be wearing an orange linen top and gold leggings :)

Last year, I wore a red qipao and hoped that I could wear a RED FLORAL DRESS this year but nope, I could not find it.

Floral blouses

For the rest of the days, I’ve got a bunch of floral blouses that will see me through entertaining the guests and helping out with serving the food and washing up.

Loving these lightweight chiffon or breezy, cotton blouses to keep me cool.

Besides the gold leggings, I also managed to get a pair of RED leggings for the floral blouses.

I think I’m all ready now for Chinese New Year – Xin Nian Kuai Le!