LoveOkab Singapore

Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world. ~ Marilyn Monroe

If you have followed me long enough, you will realise I am always wearing the same pair / brand of shoes! Not because I don’t change shoes, but it's because I keep buying back the same pair / brand of shoes over and over again because I don’t want to take the risk and cause unnecessary discomfort to my feet.

My job requires me to walk around, travel around Sg.. so a pair of good shoes is important for my nature of work. 

I am glad LoveOkab is one of the shoe brands I approve!


LoveOkab shoes are lovingly handcrafted in USA. 
It offers all day comfort, durability and wash ability that every woman needs.

If you have followed me on IG, you might have caught a glimpse on my IG story on my new pair from LoveOkab. Have been wearing the shoes for about two weeks and loving it! 

Here are some features and my thoughts of the shoes:
• Unlike other usual flats, LoveOkab shoes come with massage beads and contoured arches at the footbed providing me with arch support. Tested and proven, after a long day at work hustling around from place to place, these flats do make my feet feel less tired at the end of the day;
• LoveOkab shoes are constructed very solidly and are made of a one-piece patented plastic blend that is light in weight. This means that I can wear my shoes however i want and not worry that it will spoil easily. I foresee that this pair can last me a long time;
* Despite the strong constructed nature, the shoes feel buttery soft, super comfortable as they hug my feet like gloves when i wear them;
• Anti-microbial properties that resist the growth of bacteria and odour;
• Weatherproof & easy to clean, this means that i won’t have to check the weather forecast before i wear my shoes out! Even if they gets muddy and dirty, i can just bring them home and wash the dirt off and they will look as good as new!
• There are several designs in different colours on the website now but my favourite would be this particular design called Cara in the colour Slate. I love the bling embellishment and the grey is super easy to match. Heard that the new collection with new designs would be out mid of april! Excited to see what other designs there are 😊



Foresee myself wearing LoveOkab shoes very often! As a mummy, i feel that this would really be suitable for pregnant mummies and for ladies who always have to travel around Sg like me. 

If you would like to give it a try, there is now a 10% off any purchase when you use the
promocode “Sabrina10”

Don’t worry if the size don’t fit as each purchase comes with a free exchange. Minimum purchase of 2 pairs (rope your bestie in!) would also entitle you to free shipping. Oh, did i also mention, you can opt for a cash refund if you really do not like the shoes (though i highly doubt that will happen), subjected to LoveOkab’s T&Cs! 

Why wait, give it a try and shop now at www.loveokab.com
You might end up loving it as much as me 😂 

Or join their FB (@loveokabsg) / IG (@loveokab) for more!
#loveokab #loveokabsg #shoesthatloveyou

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Owl Readers Club Giveaway

It is true that parents play an important role in letting their children experience the joy of turning the pages of a book. We are glad we found @owlreaders.club :)

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Tian Wei Signature : Confinement Food Catering in Singapore

Hello,
Long time no see..
Unknowingly I am a mother for close to 3 months!
I am getting used to my life as a mummy now!
I almost went crazy after my confinement nanny left.. I thought my world turned upside down!
Haha.. I am not exaggerating!

Breastfeeding and catching up with my supply was tough..taking care of a newborn ALONE without prior experience make it even worse.. My Son's full month celebration was during the CNY period and my hubby went back to work after the CNY week..

You have no idea how bleak I thought my life was! Everyday I see myself forgoing my own needs to meet the demand of my son (Kaisor).

His feeding was every 2 hours then.. I don't even have time to rest! Let alone cook!
I am thankful to have Tian Wei Signature Confinement Food!
Tian Wei Signature is a confinement meal caterer for Mothers during their confinement in Singapore. Some people do confinement for 100 days! So having confinement food even after your confinement is perfectly ok!
Tian Wei Signature stands out from the rest as their menu is prepared by an award winning chef, they have fusion confinement meal incorporated into their menu as well..
Their menu consist of Traditional Confinement Meals, Japanese and Mediterranean cooking style, all using traditional confinement ingredients. In Tian Wei Signature they believe that Confinement Meals are supposed to be creative and exciting, to pamper mothers during this time of recuperation with the essential ingredients for Post Natal Mothers.
You can order their trial set to try..


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Haenim UV Steriliser and Dryer

Hi hi,

My hubby and I just promoted! 
We are proud Papa and Mama to our little baby boy now :) 
It is indeed overwhelming being a first time dad and mum..
it is especially so because we don’t have elder siblings in the family to turn to for help 
(we are the eldest at home and first to have a baby as well)..

We went to numerous baby fairs as well as seminars to know more about the latest products in the market, learn about breastfeeding etc as well.. 

One thing I realize is, time have changed!!
Due to technological advancement, our lives are so much easier now!!

If there is one thing that I will recommend all mums and dads to invest in.. 
That will be an UV sterilizer!! It definitely help to make your life so much easier!!
NO REGRETS!!


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Product Review: Lao Xie Zhen Premium Boiled Essence of Chicken by Hao Yi Kang

Hi hi,
I would like to share a product that I have been consuming during my pregnancy!
Apart from taking daily supplements, I drink a glass of mummy's milk and 
take this packet Chicken Essence from Hao Yi Kang daily! 
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I first came across Hao Yi Kang at Oct 2017 Mummy's market (Baby's Fair at Expo)..
Both my friend Vivian and I brought their premium boiled essence of chicken and we fell in love with it ever since! It taste so good!
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Introducing Hao Yi Kang
Hao Yi Kang is the exclusive distributor of Lao Xie Zhen Premium Boiled Essence of Chicken.
With over 80 years of history in Taiwan, Lao Xie Zhen is very favourable among mummies!
I am one of them! Haha

It is suitable for pregnant mums, elderly, children above 2 who want to add something nutritious into their daily routine!


The main nutrients in Lao Xie Zhen boiled essence of chicken is protein
Protein is the crucial nutrient needed during pregnancy. 

It is good for pregnant and breastfeeding mum because:
1. Booth energy level and strengthen immune system
2. Helps in growth/development of the baby
3. Promotes post-natal milk secretion 
4. Enhances the nutrition of the milk
5. Repair the cells and tissues in the body
6. Helpful towards fetal support during pregnancy 
7. Conditioning of the body during post-natal care 

Moreover, it taste smooth and delicious just like concentrated chicken soup..
Hence it is the number one choice for mothers during pregnancy and post-natal care!

Why Choose Lao Xie Zhen?
Main difference between Lao Xie Zhen Premium BOILED Essence of Chicken 熬鸡精 and other chicken essence in Singapore is the method of extraction. 
Through Lao Xie Zhen method of boiling, they achieved a more complete extraction of nutrients and a much better taste!



Most other brands that manufacture Chicken Essence use the dripping or steaming method. This causes loss of water on the surface of the chicken and results in water flowing out of the chicken. Only small amounts of the nutrients are extracted in this process.

Lao Xie Zhen uses the boiling method where the chicken is immersed into water and through this unique boiling method, a more complete extraction of nutrients is achieved.


The essences are packed into sachets of 42ml each which makes it really convenient to heat up for consumption.. 
Unlike the usual glass bottles packaging, these sachets take way lesser time to warm up..

It is easy and convenient to prepare..
(Tips: Best to consume warmed in the morning before meals)

Step 1: Put the unopened sachet into a mug
Step 2: Soak it in hot water for 3 minutes
Step 3: Tear open the sachet and consume

Alternatively you can add it into soup or other dishes for better taste and nourishment.. 
Hao Yi Kang Chicken Essence is 100% natural with no preservative, no additive and no cholesterol.. 

Highly recommended by me!!
It is a good gift for family members during Chinese New Year too :)
They have nice Chinese New Year packaging :)


Where to purchase?

Early Bird Deals!
From 1 Jan to 18 Jan 2018
Hao Yi Kang is having bundle deals on their 
website www.so-well.com.sg ! Do check it out! Don't missed out this promotion!

Hao Yi Kang will be participating in the Mummy's market on 
19th January to 21st January 2018
You can go down to their booth to try out the taste of the Chicken Essence before purchasing!

If you'd like to find out more about Hao Yi Kang, you may check them out on their:

I will be sharing other products suitable for mummies!
Do follow me on instagram: @Bigtreeandkoala :) 


This is a Sponsored Post! But I am a customer of Hao Yi Kang before this collaboration!!
Thank you once again Hao Yi Kang for sending me the Premium Boiled Essence of Chicken :)

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Baby Diary : Is Anytime Now

Hello :)
Ermm.. In case you are wondering.. 
I AM STILL PREGNANT!!
38 weeks plus pregnant now!! No sign of labor yet (-__-)"
Should have work till I give birth (-__-)" 
So bored waiting at home!! Haha..
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 Since 37 weeks, gynae say is anytime now!!
But never say when leh.. when ah?! Lol
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My estimated due date - 18 Jan 18
Which means in 10 days or less I am going to become a mother?
Haha.. very hard to register the fact that I am going to become a mother soon.. 
Mother like sound very old leh.. I still feel young at heart.. Lol
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Took some pics to document my last few weeks of pregnancy..
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Maternity Photoshoot by Mamamiyo Photography

Maternity Photoshoot by Mamamiyo Photography
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I had a great photoshoot experience with Mamamiyo Photography!
They specialist in newborn and maternity photoshoot at their cosy studio..
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Check out the behind the scene pics my hubby took..
Mamamiyo Photography provide 3 outfits with 3 different settings for you to choose from! :)
You can have different look! They have lots of clothes/gowns selection for you to choose from..
For me my 3 outfits..
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1. The Sweet pink gown
Make you look effortlessly sweet and dainty.. Show off your pregnant belly :)



2. The Casual and Sexy look
Go for this look if you prefer to look "at home".. more casual and sexy..



3. The elegant white dress..
I love this dress! Can achieve the elegant and classy look!



Why Mamamiyo Photography?

1. Female photographer + assistant
I am not sure about you.. but I prefer to have female photographer doing more intimate/sensual photoshoot for me.. 

2. Maternity gowns provided (3 Outfits/ 3 settings)
I don't have to think of what to wear.. don't need to buy gowns that I will wear only 1 time..
I can have different look! Not just one look.. Look at the above pics! I can look sweet, look casual and look elegant! They have other outfits for you to choose from as well.. :)

3. Make up and Simple hair styling
If you are someone who don't usually put on make up.. you can top up to get your make up and hair done! A one stop service..

4. Studio setting
Mamamiyo rented the whole condo unit solely for photoshoot purpose! They don't live in the same unit..  Initially I thought is a homebased studio, what if the photographer's husband appear out of no where.. or someone else is at home, what should I do? Lol..but fret not! No one is there to see you! Only photographer, her assistant and your husband! Haha.. and they have toilet for you to change..
I love the natural light and the curtain backdrop!

5. Cleanliness
I love how clean the studio is.. I know some photographers they rent studio at industrial area..
Very dusty.. I really don't foresee myself bringing my baby there for newborn photoshoot!

6. Props
They really have lots of props! Not just for maternity photoshoot.. but newborn photoshoot as well!
Check it out..


They have this fabric sterilizer! Ensure the fabric are clean to use on newborn baby!

7. All photos given back in 4R with basic retouch
Mamamiyo will send you a dropbox link to download the pics.. when I received the pics, I am so pleased with their work! The pics all look so good! You can select 6 pics for further retouch!
I had a hard time selecting the 6 pics.. because all pics look so nice to me even before the further retouch!

Maternity package SGD 428

- 1.5 hrs photoshoot in studio
- 3 outfits with 3 different settings
- Husband and Children can join for free
- Maternity gowns provided
- All photos given back in 4R softcopy with basic retouch
- 6 selected photos given back in hi-reso with further retouch

I find the package super reasonable! You can save $ on the outfits! Because it is provided.. 3 different outfits for you to achieve 3 different look! Plus all images return to you with basic retouch!!!

I have a friend who sign a $188 package (only return 6 pics).. end up she have to buy maternity gown, and she top by $350 to get back all the pics -__-"
Total she pay $538 + maternity gown $46 = $584
and her pic was repetitive, because she only brought one maternity gown -__-"

Pics by Mamamiyo Photography
I will share some pics on my instagram @bigtreeandkoala , pics before further retouch!






Love all the pics by Mamamiyo Photography!
Pregnancy is such a wonderful journey <3 Glad to have this moment captured!
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Thank you Mamamiyo Photography for this wonderful photoshoot session <3

Dear readers/friends, do tag your mum-to-be or friends with new born!
Share with them about mamamiyo photography if you love the pics as much as we do <3
They have Newborn family photoshoot as well! Super nice!!

Check out their website for more info : 

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See you on my instagram: @bigtreeandkoala :)

* This is a sponsored post

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GAIA products for Mum to be

Hello fellow mum to be,
Have you heard of the brand GAIA (Australian brand) ?
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GAIA have a wide range of baby friendly products, ranging from baby shampoo, sleeptime bath, baby moisturiser, baby massage oil, bamboo baby wipes..etc 
GAIA products are especially good for eczema and sensitive skin..
they uses pure, natural and organic ingredients that is good for the baby's skin :)

Other than baby skincare products,
GAIA have a range of products catering for pregnant, new mum-to-be like myself too :)
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Do you know that your skin can change significantly when you are pregnant and with hormones fluctuating, this can lead to skin dryness and sensitivities, not to mention the itchiness you get from expanding belly..

Introducing the products I have been using since pregnant! :)


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Baby Diary : Pregnancy Update + Gender Reveal

Hello :)
Long time no see..
First of all, we would like to thank each and everyone for sharing our joy! :)
Both my hubby and I received tonnes of congratulatory msg-es after our pregnancy announcement! <3 :) kamsahamnida! hehe..
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Time flies.. Unknowingly I am 23 weeks pregnant now!
In another 14-17 weeks I am going to pop!
Both my hubby and I are eagerly looking forward to this new chapter of our lives!
The product of our love! <3 <3 <3

Babymoon update.
Hubby and I just came back from our Baby moon trip.. probably our last trip before the arrival of our baby :) gonna miss going overseas with my best travel buddy - my hubby <3
We had a great time at Santorini and Italy (Milan & Venice) ! <3
Do follow us on our Youtube Channel : @Bigtreeandkoala :)
Travel video coming up soon! haha..
I mean after October baby's fair? For now we need to research on what to buy for our precious baby.. Is super overwhelming being a first time mum and dad!

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We are EXPECTING our first BABY

Hi readers and friends,
My hubby and I are thrilled to announce that we are expecting our first baby! :)
We are so excited!!
I am 15 weeks pregnant now, estimated delivery date is January 2018!
We are going to welcome the new year with a new born! Hehe

So how did I found out I am pregnant?
Prior to our Bangkok trip in May.. I use the test kit to test if I am pregant, because I know I will eat lots of junk food and go for daily massage when I am in Bangkok..

To be honest, I was really hoping for a positive test result beacause my hubby and my 10th year anniversary falls on "Mother's Day" this year (14 May 2017)..
I was joking with my hubby.. " Dar, celebrate advance Mother's Day and buy me a stalk of carnation if I am pregnant ok?" Lol..

and it will definitely be a good news for us on our 10th year dating anniversary!!

But sadly it turns out to be Negative :(

10 May 2017
We celebrated our 10th year dating anniversary in advance, because we are flying off to Bangkok with my friends that night..

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Gaston Luga - Swedish design lifestyle Backpacks

Gaston Luga

Gaston Luga's backpack is a Swedish design lifestyle backpack..
The brand was founded by Carl who had the vision to design minimalist backpacks.

It began when the founder met a France traveller name Gaston during a trip to a new continent. Gaston told Carl that he believe that a backpack is the optimal companion when discovering the world. This prompted Carl to create a functional and unique backpack that one could bring to travel the world.


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Our Wedding Day - Part Five

Our Wedding Day Part Five (Final post)!
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I miss our wedding day so much.. #khswWedding ! <3
Next month is our 1st year wedding anniversary!
Will post our wedding video on our humble youtube channel @bigtreeandkoala :)
See you there :) Can subscribe to be first few to view yo.. :)
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I watch our proposal, solemnisation, wedding montage, wedding actual day video numerous times.. each time I look back at all the videos, I can't help but feel super thankful for all that life have given me thus far :) <3
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Oh ya, hubby redo our New Zealand Honeymoon video, he add in the places we visit..

Click HERE to watch our NewZealand HoneyMoon video :)
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Back to our wedding day..

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Our Wedding Day - Part Four

Our Wedding Day - Part four!
Haha..I aim to finish the wedding posts before our 1 year Wedding anniversary! :)
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AnywaI finally received the final copy of my wedding video few days back!
Close to 10 months to get the final video!! will post on our 1 year wedding anniversary :) 
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Previous post:

Another major throwback post to 30th April 2016!
Instagram: #khswWedding

My second outfit : Traditional Kua! Love it :)


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At my in law's place..













Back to our home #khswHome :)

Love this pic alot!
Light up the lamp.. omg, our room so empty back then..











Back to my parent's place..

Cute baby Jacey..
My family..



Thank you all for coming <3 <3 <3 :)
Check out baby Jacey on the right.. hahaha..
We have another album for front view portrait pics because we have 2 photographers..
will post the front view pics on facebook soon.. still at the midst of sorting..
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:) 2 more months to our first year wedding anniversary!
Most prob celebrate together with our 10years dating anniversary! :)
Can't believe we are together for 10 years!! Where did all the time go!!
:) Have a good day everyone! :)

Part 5 blogpost coming up soon :)
will post some pics on my instagram : @bigtreeandkoala !
See you there :)

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