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21 Feb. 2015 - Showing our Little FECS the area in Singapore where I grew up

How It Started?

This blog was started on 25 June 2010.

I began unknowingly "blogging" in Facebook in September 2009, when I put up recipes about "Basket of Essential Baby First Food" with detailed instructions in the picture albums, because a few friends asked for them. As it would take me time to write down the recipes in email, I thought why don't I save it in Facebook and provide the link each time someone asks for it. It is also a way for myself to remember the recipes.

Then some friends told me that they have enjoyed looking at my albums and suggested that I start a blog. At that time, I didn't think that I would have the time to do so. However, soon the albums grew to include topics on child development and cross-cultural marriage. And soon it was becoming more difficult for me to manage and search for my "posts" in the albums. I have also been writing for a year, and it gets easier with practice. Thus, I think I am now ready to start a real blog. 

And so, here I am today, posting my very first post in this blog :-)

My Objectives

This blog is started with the following objectives in mind:

1. To help organize and capture my thoughts;

2. To keep-in-touch with my nearest family and friends back home in Singapore;

3. To share recipes for healthy, tasty, quick and sometimes fun food;

4. To share ideas for fun and educational children's activities, including Montessori-style activities;

5. To encourage myself and others towards the growth of our marriages, especially those of us who are in a cross-cultural marriage;

6. To promote cultural exchange and understanding between Danish, Chinese and Singaporean way of life through simple everyday life such as food, literature, places and activities;

7. To serve as an electronic archive for my learnings, experiences, articles and recipes so as to provide an ease of retrieval anywhere and anytime in the world.

My Guiding Verse from the Bible for this Blog

By sharing, it is by no way meant to imply that I am wiser than thou, or that I know-it-all. I don't, and I am far from being perfect.

Philippians 3:12-14 describes and summaries perfectly my goal for starting this blog:

 
"Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus" - Philippians 3:12-14

Whenever we fail, let us forget what is behind and strain toward what is ahead... and try again with the love and strength that God provides.

My Publishing Schedule

I only write when I have the inspiration to write and when the thoughts flow. As such, I do not stick to a fixed schedule. However, looking at past trends, I tend to write once a week, most likely on a weekend. But when I am inspired with loads of ideas in my head, I can work the night through and flood the blog with numerous posts all in a day!

Milestones

Time flies... and it has been 1 year and 9 months since I started this blog, and it reached its 100,000th visitor on 28 March 2012.

This blog reached its 200,000th visitor on 22 October 2012.

This blog reached its 300,000th visitor on 20 April 2013.

After changing its name and URL, this blog reached its 400,000th visitor on 11 September 2014.

This blog reached its 500,000th visitor on 9 November 2015.

This blog reached its 600,000th visitor on 19 April 2017.

Updates 4 March 2013

Private vs Public Posts

Apart from the Montessori activities and recipes, many of the posts I write I bear my heart and soul, and these posts are meant more for myself, my family and close friends... not that I have much to hide.

Some of these posts are my life's reflection and my open letters to God.

Many of these posts are for my own personal electronic archiving.

Some of these posts are about the milestones in J's developments which I blog for myself to hold onto the memories rather than to boast as these posts may come across that way.

I would have preferred to keep these posts private, but I was not able to separate such private posts from the public posts that I write. Now I have found a way to keep all these private posts private.

If you see that a password is required to read a post, it is because it is meant to be a private post.

Here is a post I have made on how you can keep your selective posts private, for those who have this need:

http://momlearnings.blogspot.dk/2013/03/how-to-keep-selective-posts-private.html

18 April 2015 - Enjoying the cherry blossom in Copenhagen

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