Christmas Eve 2021

Would you believe that we just finished taking down all our holiday decorations today?! Yes, we’re nearing the end of January but Andi kept refusing to dismantle our Christmas tree! Whenever I would tell her that it’s time to pack it away, she would plead: “No, Mama! You can’t put away the Christmas tree. Just …

Choosing My One Word For The Year 2022: Prosper

New Year’s Resolutions: practical or pointless? I wrote down all the things that I hope to achieve for 2022, but I’ve stopped calling them ‘resolutions.’ Somehow, I just find the word too rigid. Sure, I’d like to crush my goals for this year, but I also want to leave a little room for flexibility and …

Play Fun Card Games and More at Solitaire.org

.Playing online games was never really my thing. I had nothing against it; I just preferred to be engrossed in my other hobbies. But when I came across the website Solitaire.org and tried playing some of the games, I was surprised to find myself having a great time! Contrary to its name, there is more …

Plays.org: Free Educational Online Games To Keep Kids Busy at Home

Thanks to Covid, parenting just got harder! On top of working, doing errands, and making sure your home isn’t falling apart, we parents now have the additional task of having to entertain our children at home. Toys, books, stories, games, snacks, and episodes of Cocomelon and Peppa Pig – we’ve done it all! But no …

Learning new skills is part of achieving growth as a blogger and influencer

My Personal Growth as a Blogger + 6 Signs You’re A Successful Influencer

If you had asked me five years ago why I started blogging, I would have given you a straightforward answer. I would have said: “Because I love writing, taking photos, and telling stories.” Simple! Being a successful influencer and achieving growth as a blogger were the least of my concerns. How My Blog Started and …

Securing My Family’s Future with the Help of Sun Life and My Financial Partner For Life

What were you doing with your life 10 years ago? If you ask me, I was working as a writer for a small international school – a job that I loved even if it didn’t promise any opportunity for career advancement. Aside from my day job, I would perform as a lounge singer once a …

Post-Valentine’s Date at Nikkei Restaurant in Podium and Koomi

Love is in the air, but so is Covid! Hence, Mike and I decided that we would avoid the crowds and celebrate AFTER February 14 instead. We went out THREE DAYS AFTER Valentine’s Day — on a WEEKDAY — and it turned out to be a smart (and safe!) move. We had our post-Valentine’s lunch …

My Blog is 5 Years Old!

5 years old!!! Today marks the 5th anniversary of my blog ScenesFromNadine.com. Wow, time really does fly when you’re having fun! FUN – that’s the biggest reason why I started doing this anyway. It was never for the fame or fortune. You must believe me because I’m not exactly rich and famous now! I blog …

Goodbye, 2020! | Our New Year 2021 Celebration

Happy New Year, everyone!!! What a crazy year that was, huh? I bet you all couldn’t wait to say “Good riddance, 2020!” I hope your New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day celebration was a BLAST, fireworks or no fireworks! As for me, Mike, Andi, we just had a small, simple, and quiet dinner at …

Affordable Christmas Decorations for Small Spaces

We can all agree that 2020 has been quite a dreary year, and unlike the previous years when we could go out to visit places with beautiful Christmas displays, this year, we are all forced to spend the entirety of the holidays at home. With all the gloom going on this year, I thought that …

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