Category Archives: My 50 cents

what’s your love language?

Wow been a long while since i last posted.

Been kinda busy with so many things in my mind while my body remains in one place – home LOL.

Christmas season is coming.. know your family and friends’ love language. Through a recent post in a group, i realise everyone treats gift giving and gift receiving differently. One can be very careful and thoughtful in her gift to her friends and get upset when the same amount of thoughtfulness wasnt given. Such as giving a skirt to a baby boy’s full month or baby shower.

I encountered this as well few times personally.  I feel for this person totally as i was totally upset too. To the other party, it’s not a big deal. Just a wrong gift, but she made the effort to attend isn’t it. So, this person’s love language is having quality time.

Thus i really feel regardless towards our family or friends, we should make an effort to know their love language. Maybe what they wanted is not your presents but your presence.


Basically there are 5 types of love languages, namely :

  1. Words of affirmation
  2. Receiving gifts
  3. Physical touch
  4. Quality time
  5. Acts of service

Want to know more about love language, you can get these books to read about it

or alternately, you can read more about these in this website :

I am still in the mist of finding out my sons’ love language. It seems to be a mystery LOL. I asked both of them, do you prefer daddy and mummy spending time with you or do you prefer receiving presents from us? J1 is rather greedy i guess that he couldn’t up his mind, whereas J2 immediately said, “presents”, but after a while, he said that he also like us to be around LOL. I guess towards our children, we will show them all our love, no matter what languages they have.

So, what’s your love language? Do share with me about it =)

Essential oil. Is it really essential?

Recently, I realised J2 kept having cough. He will always cough for around 1-2 weeks, recovered for one week and the cycle repeated itself.  Brought him to many doctors, but always don’t seem to stop his cough from recurring.

Out of desperation, I suddenly remember my friends had been discussing about this essential oil named “Thieves“. Quite an unusual name i would say. Anyhow, they mentioned that whenever their children are down with cough or cold, they usually apply this oil onto their feet before they sleep.

So without much second thought, i decided to try it out. When I reached the Young Living Singapore office, wow, I was consumed by the strong smell inside. My helper and my son refused to go in due to the smell. LOL. Anyhow after a 2 hours long wait, I gotten myself quite a few oils to try it out. – Lavender, Thieves, Joy, Peace and Calming, Lemon grass etc. Was given a free diffuser too for the amount I spent. Seems quite a good deal.


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Anyway, i tried out Thieves immediately the night itself by putting two drops of it and rub on the soles of J2. Not really sure back then was it because he was in the midst of recovery or really the oil was taking its effect, J2 recovered in 2 days time.  And just 2 days back, i went Ikea shopping and i gave J2 ice-cream. Kinda regret it after that because he started “ahem ahem” with lots of phlegm  in his throat then followed by few coughing. I was stunned and thinking what a bad mummy I am to offer him ice-cream when he is so prone to cough.

After i reached home, i diffused Thieves in his room for few hours. The next morning i was totally amazed that he didn’t cough at all and no sigh of cough. With that, I conclude this thing really works.

I tried Lavender oil on myself, and it does help me to sleep better. So parents with children who are constantly coughing or need a good night sleep, you could give this a try.

Did some research on essential oils and these are some of the information I found :

  1. The different types of essential oils and their shelf life 
  2. Different benefits of these oils
  3. About Young Living’s essential oils and the testimonies on Fox News

Essential oils actually can help to prevent and perhaps cure some of the sickness and ease our emotions,  release our stress and even can help us in our looks.  Read on some people use them in their diet, their facial mask, and also to purify the air from the haze which we Singaporeans suffers every now and then.

I personally believe this is a good product, but it is never a replacement of medicine for serious sicknesses. I witness some people was treating this like miracle oils, believing that they can do wonders in healing.  If your little one is very sick, please bring him to see a pediatrician, and not waiting to see if any of these oils will heal him eventually.

For even more information, you can join some groups set up on Facebook to help you on the usage of these oils or alternatively, you can leave a comment here. I believe some of my friends will be happy to answer your queries.

So verdict for this essential oils : Thumbs up!

ps : this is not a sponsored post.


Hold on, don’t let go

It was a rainy night on my birthday. My boys after our celebration in Pizza Hut started their fight again.

Their fighting makes me very frustrated and the rain seems to come for a good reason. We had only 2 umbrellas. Hubby said to wait for the rain to stop, but as usual, I had my ideas. I took one umbrella and pass to J1 and asked him to share with J2. He took it grudgingly and started whining away that J2 will not share with him. I took control of the situation and demanded that J1 must hold onto the umbrella and J2, while J2 must hug the waist of J1.

After a little complaint here and there from J2, we all started walking home despite of the rain. The two of them walked slowly and steadily and I couldn’t stop myself from smiling away how cute they look together when not fighting.

Along the way back, I told J1 , hold J2 tightly and we will go through this. Not sure why, i continued with this sentence, “Be it rain or any hardship or trouble, remember hold on each other tightly and you will be able to go through it. He is your brother and forever will be”

Yes, friends… Be it your siblings, your parents or your spouse, hold on each other in hard times, we will certainly go through it. Don’t ever let go, hardship is only for the moment, family is there forever. Hold on, don’t let go.