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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Sightseeing At Battle Box, Singapore Sling And Marche Singapore

SIGHTSEEING HERE AND THERE..

The second day in Singapore was spent following the captain to one "battle."  We took Grab service and he dropped us at the Battle Box at Ford Canning.  The Battle Box is formerly known as Headquarters Malaya Operations Bunker, constructed under Ford Canning Hill, Singapore as an emergency, bomb-proof command centre during the Malayan Campaign and the Battle of Singapore during the 1920s.  He loves going to these war history places and museums and we, the ladies, just followed the leader....
Tickets to go underground was bought here... 
They have time schedules for each guided tour... 
Since we had an hour to spare before the next tour, 
we "hiked" up Fort Canning grounds... 
Must be quickly on the move... mozzies are aplenty there!
Keep moving the legs...
the Mozzies were at war with us!
We spent a couple of hours there... 
Then we walked all the way to the CHIJMES...
It was formerly a Convent... and now turned to restaurants and bars... 
So beautiful.. it reminded me of my former school Convent in Ipoh... 
Next stop... Singapore Sling at the Raffles... 
Cooling down with a Singapore Sling...
a "sack" of peanuts to go with the Sling...
Dinner at Marche at Suntec City... 
Two sets of Mixed Platter.... Pork Knuckles, Grilled Chicken among others...
Desserts as usual to complete the meal.... 
And then it was the ladies' turn.. 
Shopping throughout the night... 
And then walking back to the hotel just opposite the mall... 

Why Is Premarital Counseling Important?


What Is Premarital Counseling Therapy?

Premarital counseling is a type of therapy that helps couples prepare for marriage. Premarital counseling can help ensure that you and your partner have a strong, healthy relationship thereby creating a stable and meaningful marriage. This kind of counseling can also help you identify weaknesses that could transform into problems during marriage.
Some couples may feel embarrassed to attend therapy before they get married because that must have meant something was really wrong with the relationship, or they thought the stress would subside after the wedding and things would just improve on their own. This is simply not the case. Premarital counseling is not just for couples who have major issues in their relationship and stress and resentment do not magically disappear overnight. Premarital counseling is beneficial for any and every couple, no matter how healthy the relationship is.

Why Couples Should Go Through Premarital Counseling?
Premarital therapy can help couples improve their relationships before marriage and to keep the relationship strong after marriage Studies suggest that couples that choose to receive counseling have lower divorce rates than those that do not.

 You'll be encouraged to discuss topics related to marriage, such as:

·         Finances and money management
·         Communication skills
·         Ways of bringing up the children
·         Beliefs and values
·         Roles in marriage
·         Intimacy, affection and sex
·         Desire to have children
·         Family relationships
·         Decision-making
·         Dealing with anger and emotions
·         Time spent together

Getting premarital counseling is a great way for partners to enhance their ability to communicate and establish realistic expectations from one another. It’s also an excellent way to develop conflict-resolution skills.

When differences and expectations are discussed before marriage, the couple can develop ways to understand as well as support each other after they are married. Early intervention is crucial because the risk of divorce is normally at greatest early in marriage.

Too often couples get so tangled up in spending time planning the perfect wedding that they fail to address issues that would serve as a foundation of their marriage later on. Yet, for many couples, pre-marital counseling is a positive, affirming and bonding experience that enhances their commitment to marry. This is why premarital counseling is the key to building and nurturing this foundation to ensure a happily ever after.

In conclusion
Given the staggering divorce rates, one of the best wedding gifts you can give yourselves is premarital counseling. Couples that are involved in a specific church or those that want to be married within the walls of a church are often required by the minister or pastor to attend a premarital course / couples counseling before he or she agrees to officiate the ceremony. Those couples that are not religious may miss out on this procedure simply because it is not required but it will be a good investment if they spend a little money on premarital counseling to ensure a marriage that will last a life time.


Saturday, January 19, 2019

Two Nights Stay At Conrad Centennial Singapore

FROM JOHOR, we took the Grab services to Singapore... the driver came to pick us up at our little nest right on time at 10am.  Traffic was smooth and we reached the hotel within an hour.  So convenient for the four of us, no queuing up for the causeway bus, no waiting at the immigration, just drive through the customs and paying the driver $75SG for the one way right to the hotel we were staying.  My son recommended Conrad Centennial Singapore, he knows we ladies would love to walk though we do not buy... and the Suntec City mall is just right opposite!  How nice and convenient and yet so tempting!

To our delight, they allowed us to check in early though it was a Sunday.  We settled ourselves into the big deluxe room and walked around a bit to familiarize ourselves in the hotel.  Even the restrooms did not escape our eyes... LOL... They are heavily scented with lemongrass or was it lavender... anyway, from the lobby to the restroom, sweet fragrance is in the air....
From the first floor... 
Yes, it was still the festive season... 
And the king size bed... 
Not both but three of us... 
Somebody got to sleep here for the next two nights... LOL.. 
The curtains are not manually operated.. 
They are "electronic-deviced"... 
Just press a button and it does the rest.. 
First time I seen that... 
Well, I guess I am really outdated... 
How I wish my home toilet is like this... hahaha... 
Here we are... leaving our marks here and there... 
This is what I called Holiday!