Hi! I’m Emily, a Singaporean and I was born in Ipoh, Malaysia. I’m happily married to Venneth and have an adorable 10-year-old boy, whom I affectionately call Little Edison (although he’s not that little anymore LOL).
I graduated from University Technology of Malaysia with a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical/Electronics. I pursued my post-graduate study in National University of Singapore and obtained my Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering in year 2004.
My husband, Venneth, has a great passion for cooking. He often cooks yummy food that makes me grow (in waistline!). Loving, dependable and supportive are words that I will use to describe him. We’ve been fortunate to live a very blessed life together, full of love and adventures for the past 12 years.
Little Edison, our dear son, is turning 11 this year and by no means perfect. But he’s more than what I can ever ask for in a son, and in a person. Together, we enjoy our family life, we travel and experience new places, we enjoy good food, and we adore simple pleasures in life. 🙂
I’m currently working in a multinational semiconductor chip maker corporation headquartered in California, United States. I plan for the supply of products based on their demand. My goals are to deliver what the customers want and to help the company to achieve its revenue targets.
I’ve been working in this industry for 20 years (since my graduation!) and in this company for 14 years. This isn’t very exciting, but still satisfying and pays well. If I were to find another job, I swear it will NOT be in the same industry. Haha!
That being said, this blog is still pretty much a hobby – so please don’t expect regular daily updates of pretty pictures, exciting and swank lifestyle of a professional blogger (even though I wish I could be one someday LOL).
Life is always beautiful and full of surprises with children. Edison brings joy and happiness to my life. The experience in raising him has been bitter sweet. I’ve learnt so much for the past ten year and I’m still learning.
Seriously, I do feel that being a full-time working mother is never easy. To juggle a crazy work schedule, but also find time to nurture her child while keeping everything else in her life afloat, it takes a SUPER MOM to achieve that. And yet, I still find time to blog. Haha, I must be a super super mom!
In my free time, I enjoy taking pictures, reading, writing and learning new skills. That’s one of the reasons why I started this blog. I shoot, I write and I share what I’ve learnt and experienced.
Our Little Smarties began its humble beginning in 2009. It was originally started to document my son’s childhood, and I hope that when he grows up and reads this blog, it will bring him all his fond childhood memories. I think of this blog as a time capsule built for Edison, one post at a time, over at this little corner of the internet.
Over the years, I’ve re-positioned this blog from personal to parenting, and now to family travel. This is because Edison has grown up (although he’s forever a baby in my heart) and I don’t want his privacy to be compromised.
I began to write lesser about his personal life. And then, I also realised that almost 70% of my blog content is about travel and places to visit. Hence, I decided to change it to a family travel blog (this is final, I promise! 😉 ).
Nonetheless, you’ll also read posts about parenting, home & decor, beauty and other pro-family topics. I also write reviews on food, products and services that I genuinely like. And these pretty much cover the remaining 30% of the content on this blog.
Disclaimer: Certain posts may contain sponsored content. Sponsored content is always clearly marked as such – any form of compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts published on this blog.
I love to hear from my readers. I read and I treasure every single comment on my blog. Occasionally, I receive nice and encouraging comments from my readers. They really made my day! You know, a lot of hard works go into taking pictures, editing them, doing research, writing a blog post and designing a blog. A little credit goes a LONG way!
Last but not least, you can reach me email at ourlittlesmarties[at]gmail[dot]com or my social media accounts below.