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21st and 31st July: Jiefu and Jie’s Birthday.

This year we celebrated their birthdays three times on different occasions. So it was cake, cake and more cake! It was nice that we could celebrate with them so many times especially considering how we probably wouldn’t be able to celebrate with them for the next three years.

Happy Birthday Jie and Jiefu!

27th July: Department of Caffeine and Ippudo.

It was nice to be able to introduce Jens to Singapore’s cafe loving culture and we shared a savoury and a sweet waffle for breakfast. The key word here is SHARED. Hahahaha, it is great that Jens is slowly opening up to the idea of sharing food in Singapore because it also means that there’s more food for me to try!

We went to Ippudo after a short swim and he had his first bowl of ramen. I secretly think he is a Japanese trapped in a Swede body. Hahaha his love for Japanese food is immense. 

26th July: NDP NE Show.

We were so fortunate to be able to snag 4 tickets to the parade (thanks to Xuan). It was nice that both Caity and Jens could witness how Singapore celebrates her birthday in style.

Nothing beats watching the parade live and even though I have watched the parade countless times, it always make me really proud to be Singaporean. 

Happy Birthday in advance Singapore!

24/25th July: Jens in Singapore!

It has been so nice having Jens back in Singapore and this time around I decided not to be so ambitious and go with the flow so that we could just enjoy our time together and he wouldn’t feel too jetlagged/overwhelmed.

His first two days in Singapore was pretty chill as we spent time at the pool, gymming, hunting for monitor lizards in the park, walking along the Changi coastal boardwalk and eating all kinds of fried noodles Singapore has to offer.

I don’t know if all my gymming as prepared me enough to keep up with my super active/outdoorsy bf but it has been really fun re-exploring different parts of Singapore. 

23rd July: Dinner with Jie at Nana’s.

The days have been flying by so quickly that I feel a bit flustered when someone asks me what I have been up to because I don’t know where to begin.

Anyway back to last week, Jie and I had a sisters dinner at Nana’s to get our matcha fix. Plus it was a nice bonus that the food there was really good too!

20th July: Late night meet up with the bunch.
I almost never go out on a Sunday night but it was nice to catch up with the girls after quite some time. We could definitely do with more and much longer meetups!

20th July: Late night meet up with the bunch.

I almost never go out on a Sunday night but it was nice to catch up with the girls after quite some time. We could definitely do with more and much longer meetups!

20th July: Church with the Chngs. 

The one day of the week where I would see the happy Caity who is excited for church/sunday school and the cranky Caity who is tired after an entire morning in church. Always fun until the crankiness comes on, hahaha.

And on another note, I accidentally stuck my fingers into Drew’s poo while checking his diapers. #scarredforlife

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The beauty of our relationship is that with every sad see you later, there is a happy hello a few months down the road. That even after more than two years, I still get the same butterflies in my stomach when anticipating your arrival.

Tomorrow is the day that Jens arrives in Singapore and I am really excited for him to be back here after almost two years since his first visit. It feels so surreal! We have been really blessed this year (in spite of the lack of response about the visa) because our schedules have allowed us to meet once every three months.

So taggaddd.