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A letter from a mom-to-be to her little angel

This was written by a dear friend who will soon become a mother. Pregnancy is one very special moment in every woman’s life. Even if I’m yet to be one, I know it brings unfathomable joy. But it also comes with mixed emotions especially for those who are bearing a child for the first time. I hope this letter will bring inspiration to other mothers-to-be.

Photo credit: http://www.kandle.ie

Dear my little angel,

How are you inside mommy’s womb? I hope you are doing ok as you develop and grow each and every single day. What you are going through is not easy. Mommy knows that for she is having a hard time too. But don’t worry, mommy has stopped complaining by the time she started hearing your heartbeat. She already embraced the pain and discomfort she might possibly feel while she carries you. Worry and stress has been replaced with excitement and joy.

One time she was so sick she can barely move or stand, all she did is to think of you, wondered how you would be look like. Will you have your daddy’s eyes? or mommy’s smile? She even wondered about the sound of your voice when you cry or when you laugh. And everytime she thinks of all those things she would suddenly feel better. You always make mommy feel better. Just the thought of you my little angel.

Mommy will do anything for you. In fact, she always make sure she takes her medicines on time just for you to be healthy and strong, even if it’s hard for her to swallow them. She already have your name even before you really exist. She already got an idea how to make your room up for your comfort. She wanted to buy things for you like clothes and toys as early as possible. She just don’t know where and how to start. Mommy is just so excited to see you, and daddy too.

Mommy used to be so concious about her body. She doesn’t want to grow big or fat. The thought really scares her so much. But when you came to be the reason of that changes, she embraced it without fear. All because of you baby. Everything is because of you. You are the center of her attention now–her world, her inspiration, her everything.

Though you won’t be able to read this. Maybe you will after how many years. Mommy just want you to know that she loves you very much. The love she has for you is beyond measure, beyond doubt. The kind of love she has for your daddy too.

Be strong there my little angel. We will see each other soon. Mommy can’t wait for that moment to happen.


Always,
Mom

Dalad Vietnamese restaurant for vegetarians in Bangkok

Finding a good place to dine in a city swarmed with restaurants might be a little challenging especially if you are a vegetarian, organizing a get-together that includes vegetarians or simply finding an affordable restaurant with a taste of Asian dish, not crowded and has a cozy ambiance. If you find yourself in this dilemma, fret not for Dalad Vietnamese Restaurant offers you more than these.

Last week I organized a get-together dinner for a former colleague visiting Bangkok. It was my first time to organize a dinner for our group and aside from that, there are two vegetarians and many are health-conscious. And since Sharmila was living in Jordan for over 2 years, I was thinking of having the dinner in a restaurant with Asian cuisine. Finally, I decided to just call and ask her if there is any place she would like to eat before leaving to Jakarta where she will be based in the next couple of years. She chose Dalad Vietnamese Restaurant, and I couldn’t be more happy.

Dalad is a small restaurant in Soi Ari. I recommend you make a booking few days before going to ensure that you get a space. You can call them at (66)2 271 2109 or email at daladvietnamese@hotmail.com.

Since the restaurant is a bit small, it is ideal for a group dinner. This way, your group will be occupying most of the space and it will give you a sense of privacy even if there are a few other customers around.

Dalad exudes a comfy and relaxing ambiance. Their menu offers a wide array of choices and the food are not only super delicious, they are also very affordable. For our group of 12, we only paid 160 Baht each and that includes both food and drinks!

1980s party theme, it’s flashy not classy

With the myriads of fancy ideas for a party concept available, perhaps a 1980s theme will rarely cross our or our host’s mind when selecting one. So when I got invited for a party last Friday in celebration for the August birthday celebrants born in the 80s I was so thrilled, more so with the Facebook event description as follows:

6 bodacious babes born in August invite you to ‘party hardy’ with them, following in the grand tradition initiated by Dame Speakeasy (2011). The Golden Decade of 1975 – 1985 brought the world many wonderous things – from Star Wars and Indiana Jones to Pacman and the rubix cube. The Cold War was on, and the Berlin Wall was up. It was the advent of MTV, and while Micheal Jackson still had his nose, Madonna … well, was she ever like a virgin? These fantabulous gals say let’s rock out and celebrate that primo golden decade that heralded their arrival to this wild, wicked world.

So, ready to get Hot-oh-rama? Grab those acid wash jeans, fluorescent gear and get ready to back-comb your locks — or slip on that white leisure suit you’ve been secretly stashing in your closet since Saturday Night Fever – or punk out like the Sex Pistols. It’s definitely on, whatever garb you grab from that golden decade.

I wasn’t really a good guest as I didn’t dress up but I made sure I keep the memories of the party alive through photos.

The event venue was a pub with vintage decorations, old photos — some are of the Beatles — and old looking paintings all over which added to the 80s kind of ambiance. And of course, what else can give the party more life than the 80s  music!