Category: Memoirs

  • Love Bella Vida 10th Anniversary Edition

    Love Bella Vida 10th Anniversary Edition

    Love Bella Vida turns 10 today! That’s a decade of reviews, personal stories, travel tips and bringing you along through milestones. Funny how I started this blog privately and on a whim, right after surviving a string of traumatic events on 14th February 2012 in hopes that this date will mean more to me than […]

  • Ask for the Moon with Chanel No.5

    Ask for the Moon with Chanel No.5

    2022 will be 10 years since I changed my life. It has been a whole decade. My life has changed so much that most people in it now have no idea. I almost wouldn’t have met and married the love of my life. Almost did not get to travel. Almost did not get to build […]

  • All I Want for Christmas

    All I Want for Christmas

    Christmas 2021 Having another quiet Christmas this year. Christmas parties, big dinner gatherings and open house seem like a distant memory now. As much as I do miss some aspects of that, I’m really loving Christmas at home with my little family listening to Christmas Carols in our Christmas Sweaters, sipping on Toffee Nut Latte […]

  • Body Changes and Aging Beyond 30

    Body Changes and Aging Beyond 30

    I was always really skinny. Awkwardly skinny in fact, so I was always conscious about my weight. My nick name was literally Olli (meaning broomstick) among the family. As a teenager in the 2000s, I could not fit into the low waist jeans that was trendy at the time, or any jeans for that matter, […]

  • The Reality of Fairy Tales

    The Reality of Fairy Tales

    fairy tale noun plural noun: fairy tales a children’s story about magical and imaginary beings and lands; a fairy story. something resembling a fairy tale in being magical, idealized, or extremely happy. a fabricated story, especially one intended to deceive. I just turned 36. I’m about as old as the characters in Sex and the City. […]

  • Covid 19: How it Changed My Life

    Covid 19: How it Changed My Life

    Sigh… Covid 19. I think I need not explain how shitty these almost 2 years have been. As some countries start opening up their borders, we here in Singapore are still stuck in our tiny island city. As much as I am very grateful to be in Singapore, I’m so ready for this stupid pandemic […]

  • Protected: The Fortress

    Protected: The Fortress

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  • Being Mrs Prashant

    Being Mrs Prashant

    So it’s been a year, oh my, how time flies! In the past year, I’ve been asked many times, “How’s married life?“.It’s been amazing but of course not without it’s ups and downs. In fact, I’ve been told by experience married couples that often, the toughest period during your marriage are the first years. It […]

  • The Best Marriage Advice

    The Best Marriage Advice

    I found this article on Facebook and I think it is the best advice about marriage that I’ve heard so I figured I’ll keep it here to remind us whenever the going gets tough. “Choose to love each other even in those moments when you struggle to like each other. Love is a commitment, not […]

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