Welcome to Wee Stories. This blog follows the adventures of the Wee family in Singapore and sometimes beyond.
Life is never boring in the Wee household. We are:
That’s me, the author of this blog.
I started blogging way back in 1997, years before WordPress was born, which meant that I hand-coded everything, from the design down to each individual entry. That was really the fastest way to learn the business of blogging. Over the years, I’ve blogged on several domains, including the rather-popular riceandsoup.com. I think Wee Stories will be my blog address for the foreseeable future. I became a young mother at the age of 23, and struggled hard with the demands that a baby made on my time, energy and money. Now that my firstborn Alison is in her tweens and my second baby Zoe is going to primary school, life is much easier. There are still demands, though, just of different kinds.
I work full-time because I enjoy working and because I’m not very good mother material. I tried being a full-time mom twice, but it didn’t work out, so I went back to work lest I drive both the husband and my babies nuts. I found my niche in health communication a few years ago and have been crazy enough to add to my load by embarking on graduate studies in public health.
I rarely have any spare time, but when I do, I read, make things with my sewing machine and catch up on my favourite TV series. I also love to travel, and don’t get to do enough of it in my opinion. I have a grand plan to travel the world when the girls are independent, which is in about 15 years’ time, when I am in my forties.
I am an introvert, which means I don’t function very well in social situations and prefer to stick to small groups of people with whom I am familiar. If you like personality tests, you’d be interested to know that I am a classic ISTJ. No, my introversion doesn’t explain my blogging habit at all.
The man of the house. Strong, silent type who doesn’t “get” blogging, and so leaves me to do it. Mostly referred to as “K”. K is currently Asia’s and Singapore’s only UCI-qualified mountain bike and BMX coach. He runs Singapore Bike School and Bike School Asia.
The firstborn who made her grand entrance in 2002. She is 10 going on 17. Alison enjoys reading and baking, and recently discovered a talent for archery.
The second child. Born 2006 with a variety of surprises in the health department. Zoe is a fighter through and through. She’s highly independent and strong-willed. She loves drawing and all kinds of crafts, and is a bit of a junk food addict although you can’t tell by her tiny, feisty size!
Our trusty housekeeper who’s been with us since Alison was six months old. The house could very well fall apart without her.
Our family loves Pembroke Welsh Corgis. Pepe died in July 2009 at the age of 15.5 years. Megan died in September 2008 at the age of 11 years. We miss them both. After a little adventure with a Cardigan Welsh Corgi named Maxi, we went back to Pembrokes and Bryan joined our family on 14 November 2009. Almost one year later, we rescued a Golden Retriever who goes by Sunshine.
Our family and this blog have been featured in NTUC Lifestyle magazine, Young Parents and Asiaone.
(Updated March 2013)