My Venetian Visit in One Day

Venice was the port where I was supposed to boarding onto my Norwegian Jade cruise ship in 2016. It was a 7 day Adriatic and Greece Itinerary. So, I only got to really visit Venice for a day. Venice was a city that I had only seen in travel shows and historical texts. I had… Continue reading My Venetian Visit in One Day

Reblog Feature: Favourite Children’s Books, Guest Post by Chocoviv

“Author of Chocoviv Lifestyle Blog, Vivian takes a nostalgia ride by sharing her favorite books that she read with her kids and why she loves them. The stories that Vivian has shared here are truly heartwarming. It is so amazing that how certain books are emotionally connected to us! Apart from blogging, Vivian loves to travel… Continue reading Reblog Feature: Favourite Children’s Books, Guest Post by Chocoviv

K-Beauty Trip To Korea 2019

Two years ago, I was lucky enough to obtain a ticket to this Korean Beauty Event. So, when I saw the notice to register for this year’s event, I immediately signed up! The ticket said that the first 300 attendees would receive a gift bag too! I arrived 40 minutes earlier and the line ups… Continue reading K-Beauty Trip To Korea 2019

Reblog Feature: Do It Yourself Christmas Decor

One of my most memorable Do It Yourself Christmas décor projects was the year that our family had to move into a small basement, while awaiting to move into our new home. My mother said that we could not put up our huge Christmas tree as there was not enough space. The ceiling of the… Continue reading Reblog Feature: Do It Yourself Christmas Decor

Carving A Path In Cambodia

Ankor Wat On my last part of my 2007 Southeast Asia trip, Cambodia was my final destination. I had only known about Ankor Wat from photographs. And yes, I saw it in Angelina Jolie’s Lara Croft: Tomb Raider! Photo courtesy of Wikipedia According to Wikipedia, “Angkor Wat ( Khmer: អង្គរវត្ត, “City/Capital of Temples”) is a temple complex in Cambodia and… Continue reading Carving A Path In Cambodia

Heliophile’s Sunshine Blogger Nomination

My sunny blogger Heliophile nominated me for another Sunshine Blogger Award! Thank you! “Sunshine Blogger Award is not an official award. It’s importance lies in the fact that it reflects good impacts we can have on other people’s lives. It is important for the motivation and inspiration of young generation and fresh bloggers.“—- Heliophile No… Continue reading Heliophile’s Sunshine Blogger Nomination

Product Feature: Satya Eczema Relief

The winter weather is very dry. I often notice that my hands get very dehydrated, while my daughter’s eczema begins to react. The eczema used to be quite awful, but now that she is older, as long as she has the right moisturizer, then it can be controlled. Satya is one of the moisturizers that… Continue reading Product Feature: Satya Eczema Relief

11 Unknown Things About Me Blogger Tag

“We have a game that my blogger friend Lerzan Karadan has started and my other blogger friend Bipudra has nominated me. I have to answer those questions about me and nominate other friends. ” —Deria Thank you, Deriasworld for tagging me! Click below to read her original post: 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️ The 11 Questions 1- What don’t… Continue reading 11 Unknown Things About Me Blogger Tag

Quick Tour of Thailand

In 2007, after visiting Vietnam, our group dropped by Thailand. It was a quick tour around Bangkok mostly, so the most impressive part of this leg of my Asia trip was the Grand Palace. “The Grand Palace (Thai: พระบรมมหาราชวัง Phra Borom Maha Ratcha Wang ) is a complex of buildings at the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. The palace has been… Continue reading Quick Tour of Thailand

Lest We Forget

It’s Remembrance Day. From a very young age, I would talk to the children about the WW1 and WW2. I bought age appropriate and educational books about these important wars that showed the cruelty and sadness that the world had seen. Too often I saw how people forgot about the sacrifices of many that helped… Continue reading Lest We Forget

The 1 Grateful Person Tag

The 1 Grateful Person Tag is based on Luke 19 and the account of Jesus with the 1 out ten lepers he healed who came back to thank him. Let us aspire to be like the 1 who thanked Jesus and not the 9 who did not. 🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸 Thank you HerryChicCounsels for tagging me! Instructions:… Continue reading The 1 Grateful Person Tag

Product Feature: Taslie Skincare

Isn’t this turtle cute? Taslie Skincare‘s Head to Toe Wash often accompanies us on our trips as it is a part of my son’s daily life. It is gentle on the skin and tearless too. I love that this company is made in British Columbia, Canada, of natural and organic ingredients that are suitable for… Continue reading Product Feature: Taslie Skincare

100th Blog Post Milestone

My 100th blog post! Wow, I never thought that I would reach this milestone this quickly. I am sitting here in awe as I am writing this post. My original plan is to write and edit one post a day. However, I discovered that I have so much to share! But my critics would say,… Continue reading 100th Blog Post Milestone

Surpassing My Record

By the time midnight passed, it had already reached beyond 200 likes! I am so thankful for everyone’s continuous support! Besides the lovely likes, I enjoyed reading all the fun and thoughtful comments on each post. Thank you! It’s been only 4 months since I began Chocoviv’s Lifestyle Blog. I have learned so much and… Continue reading Surpassing My Record

Reblog Feature: Chocoviv’s Interview by Mommy Me

By Mommy Me I am so excited to introduce our next guest blogger, Vivian who shares interesting real-life stories, in her lifestyle blog,  Chocoviv’s Lifestyle Blog She writes about her experiences almost everyday in her blog and the best part is, she can write about anything and everything in the most fascinating way! She is undoubtedly a… Continue reading Reblog Feature: Chocoviv’s Interview by Mommy Me

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Fruit

Thank you ViewFromTheBack for bringing this challenge to my attention! I love durian…Durian is one fruit that you either love it or hate it. People that hate it say that it smells like garbage or worse. My earliest memories of durian was following my mother around Chinatown and I would stick my head into those… Continue reading Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Fruit

Reblog Feature: Special Ways To Save Money For Christmas

It is too late to feel regretful about not starting to do your Christmas shopping early. What can you do? No need to panic. It is only November, and there is still some time left. There are special ways to deal with this. Besides the lack of time, the other issue is the concern of… Continue reading Reblog Feature: Special Ways To Save Money For Christmas

I lost 75K views from Pinterest

My Rant: A few days ago, as I was looking forward to reaching 80K of monthly views on my Pinterest account, they suspended my account. The Reason: They suspected my account of spamming. No warning, no disputing. Suspended! I wrote back that I was just playing around with Tailwind. It was an app that I… Continue reading I lost 75K views from Pinterest

Geeky Girl Tag

I am a geeky and nerdy gal! Growing up, people would just ask me for random facts. I loved science and history…. I would love to join GeekyGal and AGeekGirlsGuide on this tag! Michelle’s (A Geek Girl’s Guide) Questions: 1. Where did your geek come from? Parents? Siblings? Destiny? Destiny…. 2. The First Geeky Thing… Continue reading Geeky Girl Tag

Photo of the Day: My Bearded Dragon

Welcome Maypo, our newest family member! After an extensive few months of consideration, we finally visited a bearded dragon breeder and adopted this little guy. He hatched on July 1, Canada Day so originally the name, Maple for Maple leaf, was brought up. My daughter decided to alter it to Maypo. I have always been… Continue reading Photo of the Day: My Bearded Dragon

The Grateful Heart Tag

It’s November! For my friends in the States, Thanksgiving Day is coming up. I had missed last month’s Pumpkin Tag… so here goes! Thank you DollfacedWriter for tagging me…, Here are the rules: 1. Thank the person who tagged you and link their post to yours. 2. Link the original post so the creators can read them. 3.… Continue reading The Grateful Heart Tag

Book Review: Honeydukes (A Scratch & Sniff Adventure)

Do you like candy? Well, I presume that most children and even, adults do! As I was growing up, the word “candy” was almost taboo. Candy was bad for you…candy rotted your teeth. Naturally, I would crave it even more! Halloween was pretty much the only time that I could sneak more than I share!… Continue reading Book Review: Honeydukes (A Scratch & Sniff Adventure)

The Mommy Blogger Tag: Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of the Coffee Mamma’s Mommy Blogger Tag! 31) Any funny ultrasound stories? How about me really needing to go to the bathroom, but apparently a fuller bladder gives better results? 32) Did you get their ears pierced? I waited till she was 5 years old when she really asked for them.… Continue reading The Mommy Blogger Tag: Part 2

Inspired by Art: Patronus in the Forest

I paint alone…. Except this time… I got to paint with my sister! It was a lot of fun sharing a canvas at Paint Nite. The inspiration was a forest at night… After painting all the trees, we wanted to add a personal touch at the path…. what to paint?? Suddenly, she said, “Patronus!” As… Continue reading Inspired by Art: Patronus in the Forest

Book Review: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Before reading the Prisoner of Azkaban, I honestly was very confused about this Prisoner… As I wasn’t watching the movies in order, I didn’t notice the explanation of why he was there and how did he get out…. Summary Sirius Black, a mass murderer who was sentenced and imprisoned in Azkaban, had escaped. He was… Continue reading Book Review: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Coffee Mamma’s Mommy Blogger Tag Part 1

Thank you, Coffee Mamma, for inviting me to do this tag! It is wonderful to meet so many supportive and strong mommies in the Blogger world. As there are quite a few questions to answer, I decided to split this tag into Part 1 and Part 2. I welcome all mommy bloggers to join Coffee… Continue reading Coffee Mamma’s Mommy Blogger Tag Part 1

Reblog Feature: Planning For Presents (Post-Halloween Preparations)

Halloween is over and November is here!! Are you getting ready for the Christmas holiday season? Personally, as a busy working mother of two, I am constantly planning for different gift ideas for the Christmas gift exchanges. One of the life lessons that I convey to the younger generation is that Christmas is a time… Continue reading Reblog Feature: Planning For Presents (Post-Halloween Preparations)

The Ultimate Travel Tag: 50 Questions by the French Hat

Photo from The French Hat I was never much of a traveller. Growing up, I knew education and saving money for the future were my main concerns. I never really voiced out my desire to visit many countries that I saw in movies and shows. After graduating from university, I began my travelling…. ✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️ Thank… Continue reading The Ultimate Travel Tag: 50 Questions by the French Hat

Lessons Through Carving Jack O’ Lanterns

Never in a million years could I imagine my own baby carving her own jack o’lantern. Well, for the past couple of years, she did most of the work by herself. Only this year, she did it all on her own… Scrolling online for inspiration, I did not think that she would choose Harry Potter… Continue reading Lessons Through Carving Jack O’ Lanterns

How Neat!: Neat Blog Award Nomination

This is super neat! Thank you Chloethefry for nominating me for the Neat Blog Award! 🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫Here are the rules: Real Neat Blog Award Rules: – Display the Award Logo – Thank you nominator and share a link to their page – Answer your nominator’s questions – Nominate seven to 10 other bloggers – Ask them… Continue reading How Neat!: Neat Blog Award Nomination

Netflix Series Review: Daybreak

Photo courtesy of Google 🎬🎬🎬🎬🎬🎬🎬🎬🎬🎬🎬🎬🎬🎬🎬 A giant nuclear exploded……. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia 🎬🎬🎬🎬🎬🎬🎬🎬🎬🎬🎬🎬🎬🎬 Summary In this post-apocalyptic series that was derived from a comic book, adults either melted or became a “ghoulie”. Some of the young people also melted, but the rest survived and formed “tribes”. These “tribes” were more like gangs, who used… Continue reading Netflix Series Review: Daybreak

Vivacious Views on Chocoviv’s Lifestyle Blog

🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫 There’s a spike in my stats! 55 hourly views!!! This past week has been very exciting as the Halloween season is here! So many interesting aspects of Halloween that keep giving me ideas to write about…. I really enjoy reading about what my fellow bloggers are doing this Halloween season. If you have a… Continue reading Vivacious Views on Chocoviv’s Lifestyle Blog

Halloween Fun House for the Faint of Heart

I used to visit haunted houses. Before being a mom, I would visit one or two scary “haunted houses” during the Halloween season. These houses were decorated by the home owner and some even had volunteers dress up as gruesome ghouls and zombies. Donations were usually accepted on behalf of different charities. Most of these… Continue reading Halloween Fun House for the Faint of Heart

Reblog Feature: Popular Halloween Candy That is Not Safe for Allergy Kids

“My son is severely allergic to eggs and since his diagnosis, I have become so much more aware of the ingredients in any food my family eats. Last Halloween was the first time I paid much attention to candy ingredients, and I was shocked by all of the popular Halloween candy that is not safe for allergy kids.” — Sarah,… Continue reading Reblog Feature: Popular Halloween Candy That is Not Safe for Allergy Kids

The Fall Bucket List Book 🏷

Meghan of Whimsically Meghan was tagged by the Jenna @Bookmark Your Thoughts! And in turn, she tagged me! As a mom of two, I get to read to my little ones a lot of fun and educational books. I didn’t get back into reading novels till my older child decided to borrow novels for me… Continue reading The Fall Bucket List Book 🏷

Reblog Feature: Jack O’ Lantern Carving (How to Use the Pumpkin Seeds)

As I was picking up the children from school, I noticed that some of the younger ones were carrying around different sizes of pumpkins. The students told me that they had just visited the pumpkin patch that day. What fun!! Did you visit your nearby pumpkin patch yet? For the past few years, my children… Continue reading Reblog Feature: Jack O’ Lantern Carving (How to Use the Pumpkin Seeds)

Royal Tyrell Museum: Dinosaurs in the Badlands of Canada

Since I was a child, I loved dinosaurs. Careers as a palaeontologists or archeologists, fascinated me. Therefore, going to Drumheller was on my bucketlist. 🦕🦖🦕🦖🦕🦖🦕🦖🦕🦖🦕🦖🦕🦖🦕 World’s Largest Dinosaur 🦖 It was only a sculpture, but it was extremely eye-catching! The children were excited to check out the Tyrannosaurus Rex. Tourists could choose to pay to… Continue reading Royal Tyrell Museum: Dinosaurs in the Badlands of Canada

Reblog Feature: Celebrate Halloween the Zerowaste Way

Halloween is just around the corner, are you planning to celebrate Halloween the zerowaste way? Looking for ideas how you can some  fun, while making less of an environmental impact on our environment? Here are a few ideas that can help you and your family have a zerowaste Halloween celebration! Click below to find out… Continue reading Reblog Feature: Celebrate Halloween the Zerowaste Way

Movie Review: Nerve

Photo courtesy of Summary In a world that was completely immersed in social media, cellphones and computers were part of the growth of the online game app, Nerve. When people logged online, they could choose either to be a Player or Watcher. Watchers got to choose which Player to watch and support. Players were… Continue reading Movie Review: Nerve

Welcome to the Fun and Spooky Quesnel Museum

Photo courtesy of Quesnel Museum Website Surprise Visit to Quesnel Museum I did not plan to visit this museum. The children discovered a nearby park and wanted to stay to play. I wandered off to the Visitor’s Centre to learn more about Quesnel. Photo Courtesy of Quesnel Museum Website As I was about to leave,… Continue reading Welcome to the Fun and Spooky Quesnel Museum

Vendor Feature: Munchables Chewelry

I love hand-me-downs. Ever since my children were little, I was very fortunate to have many family and friends who would pass us their hand-me-downs. Not only this helped me to save a lot of money, it was better for the environment. One thing that I noticed, especially on those long sleeve knit sweaters, were… Continue reading Vendor Feature: Munchables Chewelry

Why You Must Visit Barkerville

Why Barkerville? “Barkerville was the main town of the Cariboo Gold Rush in British Columbia, Canada, and is preserved as a historic town. It is located on the north slope of the Cariboo Plateau near the Cariboo Mountains 80 kilometres east of Quesnel. Wikipedia” Back in elementary school, I remembered learning about the gold rush and… Continue reading Why You Must Visit Barkerville

A Thousand Solid Waves

🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫 Just after Thanksgiving Day, two things happened…. 🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫 For those who waved at me, Sending heartfelt words Across the ocean And the land, For those who visited My little universe Of phrases, I am so grateful….. —–Chocoviv 🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫 Follow Chocoviv’s Lifestyle Blog on

Reblog Feature: Leftovers From Thanksgiving (What To Do)

Thanksgiving Day was this past Monday for us up in Canada, and many of had a wonderful feast. Each family celebrated this feast in a different way. Traditionally, there would be a turkey with bread stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes, roasted root vegetables and tons of gravy. Then, dessert would be pumpkin pie. This day would… Continue reading Reblog Feature: Leftovers From Thanksgiving (What To Do)

Sereneluna’s Sunshine Blogger Award Nomination

Just as I watched my lovely 🌻 sunflowers flourish and be eaten by my neighbourhood squirrel population, Hilary of nominated me for this sunny award. Thank you!! 🌞Sunshine Blogger Award Rules🌞 “These rules ensure the success of this award, providing exposure to all the award winners. The rules are quite simple and straightforward.” Rules… Continue reading Sereneluna’s Sunshine Blogger Award Nomination

Reblog Feature: Best Places To Live In Asia For Expats by Top 10 Cities To Visit

Many people, especially Westerners, are mystified with Asian countries. The sultry weather, flamboyant culture, and gastronomic journey all make Asia an exciting destination for tourists. But how about expats? If you’re planning to move to an Asian city, we’ve got you covered. Here, we listed 10 of the best places to live in Asia for… Continue reading Reblog Feature: Best Places To Live In Asia For Expats by Top 10 Cities To Visit

Happy Thanksgiving!

The past weekend I have been pretty busy with finishing some blog posts, so I decide to post this amazing feat a bit later. 🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫 It’s Thanksgiving long weekend! Due to my work situation, I don’t have any national holidays off usually. Therefore, I am posting this now….. Here is a list of what I… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!

Netflix Review: Rookie Historian, Goo Hae Ryung

I enjoy historical series of ancient Korea. So even though I am not familiar with the actors and actresses in it, I saw the synopsis and I knew I needed to watch it. Summary It began with Goo Hae Ryung, as a highly educated noble lady, who refused to get married to just any man.… Continue reading Netflix Review: Rookie Historian, Goo Hae Ryung