write so you never forget

September 5, 2018 • 20 comments • 22660 views

I’m staring at the blank box to pour my words in and that beautiful feeling is coming back – the blogger in me is alive again! I haven’t blogged for almost 2 months guys… TWO MONTHS! It’s been a crazy period, but let’s face it – no excuses, Vivy, you were just slacking off!

But not today guys… not today, my friends… because today was a really really good day that I just want to remember. I told my best friends that I really miss blogging and so many good moments happen everyday that if I don’t write them down like I diligently did before, they’re all going to fade in forgotten memory land. So I don’t want to let that happen. No matter how tired I feel at the end of every night, with long days at work and beautiful yet tiring nights with the kids.

the mysterious case of missing pencils

July 17, 2018 • 46 comments • 29000 views

What is it with our kids and the universal mystery of missing pencils?!

I keep having to buy new pencils for Daniel (actually come to think of it… eraser, ruler, colour pencils, sharpeners…) until I don’t know where to put my face at Smiggle anymore. They must think I hoard children’s stationery *facepalm*… or that I’m just a mom who can’t keep her kids’ things together! Which is kinda true I guess haha.

The conversation with my pen-missing hero:

Me: Daniel, seriously, where are all your pencils? There’s only one in here!

neither praises nor insults

July 13, 2018 • 34 comments • 25528 views

I haven’t been blogging about work much lately because (a) so many things are happening so fast and at the same time so by the time I’m on it, it’s already old news and I’m on the next thing and (b) work is taking up a lot of my time, for good reasons. In a super duper brief nutshell, we had two big institutions invest in the FashionValet Group this year for our Series C funding, we opened more retail outlets, we restructured the other business units under the group like private labels and brand acquisitions, we are focusing on building more brands. As for dUCk, it’s been doing amazingly well – we opened at KLCC (next to Chanel and Dior!!) and dUCk Cosmetics even got into Sephora which is something unheard of for the local cosmetics industry.

bedtime routine

July 9, 2018 • 12 comments • 25131 views

Sighhhhhhh. Just put the kids to sleep and tonight was extra special. Daniel hugged me to sleep and Mariam held my hand tight until she fell asleep. Just a few minutes before that they were cheeky little things running around repeating whatever I said and giggling with each other. Kids are dangerous, guys, they’re sly and they play with your heart! Haha.

I realise that my day always ends perfectly because of them (ok Fadza too, but it’s not always about you ok, Fadza *roll eyes*). My favourite part of my every day is bed time with the kids. Every night, we put the kids to sleep together, the 4 of us squeezing to find space in their tiny single bed with a pullout. Before that, we will usually read a book together.

raya 2018

June 19, 2018 • 17 comments • 28023 views

Just one of those quiet nights. Fadza is out watching football with his friends at mamak shop (it’s World Cup season now, wife needs to be understanding #rolleyes) and the kids are fast asleep so I’m just at home enjoying my me time with my laptop.

Selamat Hari Raya and Maaf Zahir Batin, guys!! Hope your Raya has been amazing and you’ve been enjoying the long break. I know I have! First day was the usual – both sides’ houses and conk by evening so tired from all the visits and well, lemang.