Friday 15 February 2013

Talkative Thursday: Great weeks

I'm beginning to see the highs of my days here. Had a very bless week last and this week with much gratefulness within:

1. I'm thankful to have gotten my California driver license. I could have tried to smuggle my stay here without doing the tests, relying much on my SG license. But, what prompted me was that one night, when I was on the way back after a baking class, I was followed by the police for not having my headlights on. That was scary! With their flash lights flooding my rear mirror, I thought I was suppose to give way, but I was literally followed between the lanes. I pulled up and 'chatted' with the kind officer who gave me some good advices. Spouses here know how challenging it can be to take our state license without any social security number, I'm glad to have attained it swiftly. 

2. I was introduced by some spouses to MOPS - Mothers of Preschoolers. A place where local mothers gather for a time of fellowship through crafts and guest speakers sharing tips on parenting. MOPS happens once every fortnight, and what makes everything truly enjoyable is their awesome childcare services. I always have two little ones on tow and I'm so thankful for that 2 hours of women's time. Eating breakfast with no kids on my lap. 

Am glad to be part of this group and to have met some friendly local mums. Last week, we did lemon sugar scrub craft. All easy with olive oil, sugar and lemon juice. What all mums need - a good relaxed scrub! Love these sessions that help make motherhood a happier journey. 
My scrub
3. I've also taken a leap forward to attend a series of women's Bible study classes. Even more glad to have a spiritual friend, Mummy vonne for walking the same faith with me. I'm truly blessed by the teachings and learning about the spiritual women in the Bible. I'm hungry for knowledge and hope for more transformations in my life - Being a better women for God in the multiple roles I hold in life, a Wife, a Mother, a Daughter, a Sister, a Friend and the list goes on. Again, their amazing childcare services gave me good moments for God's words without distracting kids.
4. We had blasting fun of Lunar New Year celebration in this far away land. The SG community here is big and strong. With that, we had celebrations after celebrations at different houses and the kids had their overwhelming dose of red packets too! Thank you uncles and aunties! One thing I truly miss and can't get here is Bak Kwa. My attempt to make some isn't as tasty. Sigh! Above that, I've also attempted peanut cookies with two other spouses and made some cornflakes cookies too. These were yums!

Look alike bak kwa, but not tasting as good

Appreciate the moments of families get together for food and chats. And next week, more exciting events coming up...


  1. Hi Jazelle,

    It's my first time visiting your blog and you have such sweet kids. Great to hear about your travels. Also that you have found some support in the MOPS group while you are there. I have heard of them! Love to hear more about what you do at your classes if you don't mind sharing :)

  2. Glad you guys have settled in so well! :) :) :)

  3. Hi Jasmine, Sure! But have only attended 2 sessions so far. First was the lemon scrub craft, the second session was a parenting talk. Next session, we'll be doing fortune cookies!


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