Hello from Norway, the home of the Vikings, Northern Lights, and the most expensive city in the world- Oslo.
I was here for a meeting and extending my trip for a day to take in the sights, since i flew all the way here already.
It's uncharacteristically cold this time of year. It's supposed to be spring, going into summer, and the shops are all selling spring/summer wear, but it has been hovering between 0-7 degrees C for the past 2 days, and the sky has been mostly grey.
Nobel Peace Centre
New Development Area- mix of apartments, offices and restaurants

Tomorrow, I'll be going to the ski jump and maybe take a cruise or go to the sculpture park. I really hope for better weather! 0 comments

Words of Wisdom

"There will be bad days, but with much prayer and by God's grace, you will be fine. Nobody was born knowing how to be a good wife and mother. We all learn."

I'm thanking God for godly counsel that He has surrounded me with.

Happy Easter everyone! Hope you had a good long weekend remembering the grace and mercy that God has graciously given to all of us.

"Because He lives, I can face tomorrow. Because He lives, all fear is gone. Because I know He holds the future, and life is worth the living just because He lives"~ Truth so beautifully and succinctly written. On repeat this weekend :)


How does it feel?

"You must be so excited!"
That's a line I've been hearing more of as the day draws ever nearer. And I have yet to find the right response to that. Not that I'm not looking forward to it, but I don't feel as excited as it seems I'm supposed to.

Perhaps I've embodied the age-old advice: Focus on the marriage and not the wedding.

I am looking forward to discovering together, the abundant life that God has in store for us :) 0 comments

Gown Shopping

Hello everyone, hope you all had a beautiful weekend.

Recently, I've had a second wind in my wedding preparations. I spent last week trying to get catering quotes and looking for photo booth vendors.

I also set aside last Saturday to look for the materials for my gown. Finding the perfect gown has always been among the top priority for brides. I have trudged up and down tanjong pagar several times just looking for a bridal studio with the right gown, but nothing fit the bill :( The price tags on the gowns and packages were also crazy. With the futile search both in shops and online, I decided, I would have to tailor-make my gown.

The thought of making my own gown has crossed my mind many times. But I have to admit, I'm not there yet. I've spent many hours browsing the Chinatown stores without finding the kind of lace I want, so I decided to try Arab street instead. Arab street is a treasure trove of lace! My mom and I spent hours trawling through the bales of lace, deciding on which would be the best, and climbed up and down many flights of stairs looking for an elusive tailor.
The lace that I finally chose

After all that, I am proud to say, I have finally confirmed my gown! I found a nice tailor, who sat down with me and talked through what I wanted and what would work best. I'll let you guys know if it turns out well. *fingers crossed*

(If anyone is looking for a simple wedding gown, my advice is to tailor it. It is impossible to find a simple gown at the wedding studios. It's actually cheaper to make too by almost 50%) 0 comments