One fine day last month, while having dinner with hubby, he suddenly asked, “Shall we go back to Singapore and settle down?” There were a few seconds of awkward silence before I answered him. While I agreed with his decision, I won’t deny there was a slight hesitation in my tone.
Ever since I left my last job and became a housewife, I have had plenty of time to whip up a storm in the kitchen and try my hand at baking different pastries. I am also able to enjoy a few hours of solitude every day, practicing and perfecting my asanas. And recently, with my newly bought sewing machine, I have been having a ball of a time, spinning and sewing weekends after weekends. This is the kind of lifestyle I have always envisioned and its materialising.
I have covered on my indoor pre-wedding photoshoot and wedding preparations thus far. What’s left is the wedding day itself!
First post of the new year! I shall write on something happy, i.e. completing my post on my Honeymoon trip 🙂
Day 4 – Hoa Lu and Tam Coc, Ninh Binh
The last place we toured in Vietnam for our trip was Ninh Binh. On the morning of Day 4, we boarded a coach to Hoa Lu and Tam Coc. The driver took close to an hour driving around the Old Quarters to pick up other passengers before we finally hit the roads for Ninh Binh. The traffic in the morning, like any other days in Hanoi, was jam packed with cars, buses and motorcyclist. Just as I was about to doze off, I spotted a few baby roaches crawling along the window sills and the curtains. That was enough to give me goose bumps and keep me on full alert!! Even though Hubby offered to change seats with me, I was still extremely grossed out by them. At least another hour in this roach infested bus before we reach a rest stop…. Oh dear…….
The only thing that took my mind off from those pests was the entertaining tour guide, Siec. According to him, Siec is not a common name in Vietnam and it means Circus. His parents name him so as they met and fell in love with each other at the Circus. How interesting! On our way to Ninh Binh, Siec not only gave a short lesson on Vietnamese language, he also shared about the historical events of the Dinh and Le dynasties, containing a fair share of tragedies like assassination, greed, conspiracy, revengeful jealousy etc. It was a page turner but I got lost eventually in the sequence of events….
How was your weekend?
It was hubby’s 34th birthday and we drove back to Yangju last Friday to celebrate it together with my in-laws. This year, instead of going to a restaurant, my father-in-law drove us to a campsite in Yangju for outdoor BBQ!
Exactly two weeks ago, we went for our long overdue Honeymoon trip – except that hubby departed from Korea while I departed from Singapore.
Touched down at the Incheon International Airport on Wednesday morning and all I felt was emptiness. I wished I had spent another week in the little red dot with my family before heading back to Korea. It’s going to be another long year before I get to see my family again. Having said that, it was a week well spent with my loved ones and I had a ball during my Honeymoon trip in Vietnam.
I boarded Scoot back to Singapore last Wednesday night and arrived on Thursday morning. This is my first time checking out of T4 of Changi Airport and I must say the array of shops, eateries and outlets that greeted me upon stepping out of the gate was a whole new experience. I had meant to take a short walk around, but as it was too early, none of the shops were opened. It was as though I stepped into a multi-storey shopping complex as compared to the other terminals where the arrival halls are filled predominantly with cafes and restaurants. This is such a great concept! Families who board different flights have to wait for one another. For those who touched down earlier, they can while away their time at the shopping complex. Also, for people who are there to pick someone up, they could also browse the shops or even get a gift to surprised their loved ones. I am definitely window shopping the next time I arrive at T4.
How has your week been?
On Monday, I celebrated my 32nd Birthday with hubby. As he had to work, I practically spent three quarter of my birthday by myself, sewing away! If you remember, I wrote in my earlier post on ordering a sewing machine and searching online for DIY handicraft tutorials to keep myself occupied during weekends. My sewing machine and fabric arrived two weeks ago and I have been working on my first project, putting together a bag for my mother. Finally, I had it completed yesterday and in time for my trip back to the little red dot to surprise her with it!
Did a colourful patchwork for the inner lining as I intended to make a reversible one!