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My life, My All: Etiqa Term Life Insurance

I am too sure whether I overthink most of the time, but I do worry about so many things in life every single day. My kids are my everything.

When I first found out that I was pregnant with Sharleez, needless to say, I was ecstatic. I told myself that I would be the best mother for my daughter. I did a lot of readings, research, and I wanted to get only the best for her while waiting for her arrival. It was no longer about me. It was no longer about how much money I had. As long as I could give the best for her, I did not mind it at all. Funny how the priority shifted almost instantly to Sharleez the moment I conceived her.

And a year later, I got pregnant with the twins. Likewise, I told myself that I would not want to deprive my twins of anything, and they would also get the same attention from me. It was not easy though when I first gave birth to my twins because Mysha and Myreen are twins, and obviously I had to divide myself into two most of the time just so that I could give both of them the same amount of attention. Really not easy. Initially, I had a breakdown on most nights when Tatek was working and I had to handle both of the twins on my own. The feeding part was really, really challenging. Fortunately my mum came to my rescue. Never be afraid to ask for all the help you can get if you know that will help you be a better mother to your kids.



My focus has been on my girls ever since. It’s like I breathe them and want to do everything for them.



I dare not imagine how life would be like for them if I were no longer around. What would happen to my kids if something happened to my husband or me? Would they be cared for? Would they be loved the same way I love them? Would they be lost without me?

As it is, it’s always “Mummy, I want you!” or “Mummy, I want a hug!” or “It’s my turn to sleep next to Mummy tonight!”



Now, we usually do not think about insurance because human nature is such that we will only start to worry and panic when something happens to us. Death for instance, is not a topic that we will readily discuss or prepare for.

But we cannot have this mentality if we really care for our kids’ future, which is why I have insurance for my kids and myself.

Now let me take a breather while we enjoy this video.

 “Small Actions. Big Returns.”


Watching the video made me and Tatek rethink about what could happen to our kids and their lives if we could no longer be around for them.



“Purchasing insurance is a small act, but when you need to be covered in the event of an unfortunate circumstance, you will receive a ‘big return.”


Etiqa is currently offering free Term Life insurance to newly-weds and to Singaporean and PR parents with children under the age of 1 year.

What can Etiqa Term Life insurance do?

Say, if death occurs to you or your spouse (the insured person) within the policy duration, with Etiqa’s free term life insurance, your loved ones will received a guaranteed pay out of $25k in the event of death of the Insured Person only

Term life insurance is often the most affordable coverage because it offers protection for a specific number of years.

Say, how does the insurance work? 

  1. The cover lasts for 12 months.
  2. The plan pays out $25,000 if the life insured (either you or your spouse) dies during the policy term.
  3. For eligible Singaporean and PR couples, it means a total of $50,000 free coverage at $25,000 each.
  4. This promotion aims to encourage young couples and parents to think about how important it is to cover their families with insurance in the event of unexpected death.
  5. Application must be made online via Etiqa’s website.

Click on this website link to learn more about the T&Cs

Here’s the best part! 

Etiqa’s Term Life insurance promotion is free!

No payment is required for the first 12 months

To apply for Free Term Life Insurance promotion, click on the link!

Thank you Etiqa for being so thoughtful to provide free term life insurance to help newlyweds and new parents kick-start their financial planning!

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The Sky is the Limit: Creative Writing Workshop:

Every kid can write, in a way or another.
Write an alphabet. Write a word. Write a sentence.
To write creatively is totally something else.

When I was still a teacher, I encountered students who did not want to write in their journal book or composition book because they were too afraid to express themselves. Some could write sentences, but they had difficulties making a story out of those sentences.

Some kids are generally reluctant to write because they do not feel they have anything worthwhile to say.

Encouraging children to write a story of their very own can give them an enormous confidence boost, this is true. And the most effective way to do encourage them is most often by doing it subtly – through play or the arts.

Yesterday, my girls had the opportunity to attend “The Sky is the Limit” Writing Workshop with Claudine.


Claudine teaches literature full time and she also studied arts in education in Harvard! So she is definitely more than qualified, if that’s what you are asking! Hehe.

But most importantly, Claudine has the characteristics that a a teacher teaching Creative Writing should have!

She is:

1. Patient
2. Encouraging
3. Approachable
4. Attentive
5. Fluent
6. Friendly
7. Creative

My girls enjoyed the workshop because it was basically just fun throughout the 1.5 hours.

First, Claudine let them introduce themselves by writing on their name place card.



Next, they watched a snippet of Monster Inc. before writing down the answers to questions related to what they watched.





Then they had a sharing session and Claudine was always sure to give them praises like “Well done!” or “That’s really creative!”


Praise the praiseworthy and keep criticism to a minimum indeed. But in Claudine’s case, there was not a single criticism coming from her.

Come on, if we want our kids to love writing then we cannot be quick to criticize them. Being overly critical is most often than not, the quickest way to kill that desire to write or to even try to write.

Claudine used a lot of oral communication to encourage written communication. She talked to the students before encouraging them to write down those ideas in a more organized fashion.

For one of the activities, the students were also asked to think of their most favourite character in the world and describe + draw that character. Anything that involves drawing will definitely get the thumbs up sign from my girls.

But I had to stress to my girls that they did not have to spend so much time on the drawing and just focus more on describing their favourite character.

This is Sharleez’s work.



For the last activity, they were asked to create their own masked character by painting it.



After they were done with the painting, they were asked to introduce their masked character by firstly writing about it before talking about it.



That was the first lesson they had yesterday and it was all good!
For the next lesson, they will be doing even more fun and creative activities related to Creative Writing.

My girls enjoyed the class so much till they asked me,
“Mummy, you mean we can go for the writing class for three times only during the holidays?”



Not really.

Claudine has her regular writing workshops or classes that she conducts on a weekly basis.

Next year onwards, Claudine will be conducting her writing classes on Saturdays!

For ages 7-9: 10-11.30am
For ages 10-12: 12.30-2pm

Her rates?
$45 per session or $180 per month

Want to find out more?

You can check out Claudine’s website by clicking HERE, HERE OR HERE for more details!

You can also email her at

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Treasure Island by SRT

Ahoy mates! How be you?

How about free tickets t’ watch Treaaye Island?

I meant to ask, how about free tickets to watch Treasure Island by SRT’S The Little Company?

Hehe. We went to watch Treasure Island just a week ago at SRT.



Come on, it is an open secret by now – WE LOVE SRT/TLC PRODUCTIONS!

Go on, tell everyone. 

I will also try to dress the girls up according to the theme whenever possible. 🙂



We first started attending their plays in 2012. That was like 3 years ago when Sharleez was 5 and my twins were 3! Ever since then, we have been hooked and have been going to all of their productions! Their plays and musicals are suitable for kids aged 3-12 supposedly but hey, if adults like me and my husband are entertained just as well all the time, then I guess their plays and musicals are suitable for everyone!


Their current production is Treasure Island.


Photo by SRT

I insist that you must bring your kids to watch this production!


What is it about? 

A new adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s popular novel of the same name, Treasure Island follows the adventure of Jim Hawkins, a lion-hearted 13-year-old girl who receives a treasure map from a kooky old seaman. Jim is tasked to help find the hidden treasure, but the road to riches is never smooth sailing.

A swashbuckling, action-packed musical about friendship and trust. This exhilarating show for the entire family will keep you on the edge of your seat!

Source: SRT

Why bring the kids to watch this?

  1. Teaches children the importance of loyalty and friendship, and to practise discernment in those they chose to place their trust in.
  2. This story features a courageous female protagonist who proves that no feat is too great for girls or boys.
  3. Engages the imagination by transporting young children to a foreign land, and expands their world beyond their everyday lives.


We loved the amazingly beautiful sets as usual. SRT never fails to put in so much efforts in their costumes and props, so that is another reason why my girls and I look forward to every production of theirs.


Photo by SRT

Treasure Island has a fine mixture of puppetry, songs, beautiful props and of course, energetic expression by all of their actors.


Photo by SRT

The musical itself has a slightly different twist from the original story but you will definitely enjoy it. Every single production of SRT/TLC also has a moral or learning point at the end of it. As we all know it, kids will only be relieved once  the story ends nicely – they will always expect the good to prevail and the bad to be punished or to somehow repent. HAHA.

Want a little preview?

Okay watch this!





Treasure Island will reiterate to their young audience (and their not so young audience) on the importance of friendship over anything else.

Human relationship is the real treasure in life. 

“Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.”


Photo by SRT



So you can either book online via or call SISTIC directly at 6348 5555



I have a family package of 4 tickets worth $153 to give away for Saturday, 5th December 2015 at 11am!



Follow me instructions mates!

1. LIKE my latest Instagram post. Click HERE to be directed to my Instagram

2. Leave a comment in my latest Instagram post regarding Treasure Island and tell me why I should choose you as one of the winners, and how many tickets you will need!

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The Enormous Turnip: i-Theatre

Today, we brought the girls to School of The Arts (SOTA) for The Enormous Turnip!


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It was our first time watching a production by i-Theatre so I was definitely looking forward to it.

The girls? Obviously. They have read the story before and since they knew what to expect for the show in terms of the storyline, they were more excited than me!

My feedback?

The Enormous Turnip was entertaining, fast-paced, engaging and interactive. I like how the characters often communicated with their little audience from time to time. By little, I meant the kids and not the size of the crowd. The crowd was huge! LOL.

Just do not be late because you will not be able to enter the drama theatre as and when you like. That was what happened to Tatek! We arrived exactly at 2.30 pm so since he still had to find parking space, the girls and I alighted first and rushed to the theatre. We made it! Tatek’s entry was restricted until a suitable time during the performance. Arriving late for concerts or gigs is not a big deal. But arriving late for theatre performance is something that other theatergoers will find very annoying. When you arrive late, you will have to interrupt everybody else’s concentration as you scramble and apologize your way to your seat. It will just make matters worse if your seat is in the middle row. But most importantly, spare a thought for the poor actors and what a big distraction you will be/cause.


The Enormous Turnip is the story of a tiny mouse – and an enormous turnip.

Eek the mouse’s dream is to be noticed.

Diggory the Gardener’s dream is to enter a completion and win a prize for his vegetables.

And then in his garden, a turnip grows and keeps on growing!

How will they pull the Enormous Turnip out of the ground?


And oh, you can even meet and greet the characters and snap a photo together right after the show!


You have to bring your kids to watch this one during the school holidays! I am going to watch quite a number of theatre productions with the girls during the holidays because we just love how theatre/drama promotes literacy knowledge like fluency, vocabulary and comprehension in the most subtle way ever.



Duration: 55 minutes plus meet and greet.
Most suitable for: 3 to 12 years and families
Written and Directed by Brian Seward
Music composed and arranged by Julian Wong

Sat, 21 Nov – Sun, 6 Dec 2015

Sat & Sun: 11 am, 2.30 pm
Tue (24 Nov 2015): 10.30 am, 2 pm
Wed – Fri (25 Nov 2015 till 27 Nov 2015): 10.30 am
Tue – Fri (1 Dec 2015 till 4 Dec 2015): 11 am

Standard Ticket Prices:
Adult/Child: $32.00
Family Package (4 Persons): $121.60
Big Family Package: (5 Persons): $140.80

Tickets available through:
SISTIC Website
SISTIC Hotline (65) 6348 5555
SISTIC Authorised Agents island wide

I am currently having an ongoing giveaway for The Enormous Turnip in my Instagram (@etrangle)


Just proceed to my Instagram account, look for my post with the following picture and participate!


If you are lucky, you might just win tickets to watch The Enormous Turnip on 28 November 2015 at 2.30 pm!

Lastly, thank you i-Theatre for the invite!

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When was the last time I went public?

I just did so like a few days back and I actually made a fool out of myself.

Wanted to take a bus to Whitesands from my place, and I decided to use my bank card with NETS FlashPay (for the first time ever) for my bus fare.

So when I boarded the bus, I confidently tapped my bank card only to see this.



So I asked the bus driver and he said, “Eh Ah Gerl, you must top up your card la! So now you pay cash first.”


The bus fare was $1.40. (So expensive, used to be only 70 cents!) I only had a $2 note with me. No choice but to pay $2 for my bus trip to Whitesands.

Then I just sat down quietly in the bus. 

But once I reached Whitesands, I walked excitedly to the MRT station.


Hahah I planned to take the train all the way to town.

But before I tapped the Bank card with NETS FLASHPAY again, I asked the MRT personnel how to go about using the card.

NETS FlashPay is a contactless card that can be used for payments at:

  • food courts
  • convenience stores
  • supermarkets
  • public buses
  • Comfort, CityCab and SMRT taxis
  • ERP and CEPAS-compliant car park charges
  • and at more than 85,000 acceptance points island-wide.

So yeah! I used my bank card with NETS FlashPay for my MRT trip, and I think I behaved like a girl going on her first school trip! LOL.

The best thing is, NETS FlashPay  now gives me rebates for using my bank card to travel!

3 Easy Steps to get Free Rides –

Top up




Step 1 : Top up

First, look for the NETS FlashPay logo at the back of your bank card.

(Sorry cannot let you see my CVV number so I covered it with macaroons.)


Here’s how you can top up your bank card with NETS FlashPay

Via NETS Card:

  • Local bank ATMs (DBS/POSB, OCBC & UOB)
  • NETS self-service top-up machines
  • Add Value Machine Plus(AVM+)


Step 2 :Travel using your bank card with NETS FlashPay

This is my most used POSB ATM card, by the way.

(Sorry again cannot let you see my car number so I covered it with mushrooms).

So convenient, no need to have so many cards already.


But seriously, this NETS FLASHPAY is so convenient, can just use this card for everything!

Step 3 : Redeem your Rebates!

Get 10% rebate when you use your bank card with NETS FlashPay to travel on the MRT, LRT, bus and taxi.

For every $10 top-up  (up to $30 a month) you will enjoy 10% rebate.

Just go to any Add Value Machine Plus (AVM+) located at MRT stations, bus interchanges and major bus stops, then place your bank card with NETS FlashPay on the card reader.

Choose Redeem Voucher > FlashPay Rebates and your rebates are in!

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