29 December 2010, by Mandy Loh

About Mandy

Ever heard the one about the engineer and the lawyer? It’s the classic “opposites attract” situation. Well, as a talented singer-songwriter friend put it in the lovely song she wrote for our wedding, “perhaps God made variety to fit perfectly”.

Tim & I started off as good friends in Raffles Hall, NUS, and we hung out for about 6 years before any sparks actually flew. It was honestly quite weird transitioning from platonic friendship to couplehood, and at first, I felt like I was kissing a brother. Gross…

But now, I wouldn’t have had it any other way! It’s great to marry your best friend!

Tim’s most dramatic investment in the relationship occurred within the first few months of getting together, when this ambitious workaholic quit his job, threw caution to the wind, and joined me for 2 months of amazing rail travel, hostels and shoestring budget backpacking in Europe! It was part of my “search for purpose in life” quarter-life crisis year-out adventure.

Fast forward a couple of years, and I’ve left the law profession for one of the most fulfilling jobs in the world, alleviating poverty around the world and helping impoverished children live life in all it’s fullness. Tim has resumed his happy workaholic life in a water treatment MNC.

We recently tied the knot in September 2010, and headed off to our dream honeymoon in the Greek islands 2 days after the wedding. Somewhere amidst the picturesque white and blue houses, spectacular sunsets and ancient ruins of early civilisation, we created the most awesome souvenir ever, our honeymoon baby!

We’re now eagerly awaiting the arrival of our baby, while at the same time adjusting to life as newly-weds. It’s been fun and fulfilling so far, and we’re happy to have you join us as we share our story!

Posted on : December 29, 2010

Filed under : About Me-Us, Mums- & Dads-to-be



January 26th, 2011 at 10:41 am    

Great idea! That’ll help alot when the kids starts asking… “where did i come from?”.. LOL!

Mandy Loh


January 26th, 2011 at 6:49 am    

Hello! Thanks lots for the congratulatory wishes! πŸ™‚

Yep we loved Santorini too, and since it was the most romantic spot of the entire honeymoon, we’re guessing that the baby was most likely created there!

As for names, we’re looking at those with Greek origins. Thought it’ll be quite meaningful that way, and a great story to tell our baby!


January 26th, 2011 at 1:41 am    

Ooh nice Greek baby! Me n my hubby went for honeymoon in Greece too, attempts for a honeymoon baby failed, wasn’t as easy as we thought. We even joking thought if its a boy, his name will be Santosh and girl, we’ll call her Rina. Just so b’cos we were in Santorini. Haha!

I looking forward to reading your stories! Congrats on ur lovely pregnancy!

Mandy Loh


January 25th, 2011 at 3:22 pm    

Hi Edmund, thanks lots for the warm welcome! πŸ™‚ It’s been fun to blog! Have a blessed CNY ahead!


January 13th, 2011 at 6:14 am    

Hiya Mandy

Welcome to the blog! πŸ™‚

Shu Yun

January 4th, 2011 at 10:33 am    

Mand! I totally enjoy your writing! Esp this entry of you and Tim. Lookin’ forward to more stories!! πŸ˜€

Mandy Loh


January 4th, 2011 at 2:36 am    

Hey Yi Lin, Celine, thanks for the encouragements! Happy to start blogging! πŸ™‚

Mandy Loh


January 4th, 2011 at 2:35 am    

Hi Trish, wow that’s awesome to hear! Congrats to you!!! Wishing you a smooth and blessed pregnancy and also best wishes for a wonderful marriage ahead!


December 30th, 2010 at 4:05 pm    

I m like you! Gotten married in Sep 2010, went japan for my honeymoon and I am due early July. πŸ˜‰

Tan Yi Lin

Yi Lin

December 29th, 2010 at 2:40 pm    

Welcome to the blog, babe!


December 29th, 2010 at 5:52 am    

Wow, a ‘Greek’ baby! Looking forward to reading your story!

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