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with my sister, Isabel {1983}

Ever since I was a little girl and until now that I am a mum, I always consider having sisters as one of my biggest blessings in life. Not only do I automatically have someone to run to or rely on when I need help with something, I also consider it a privilege to have someone you can totally trust and tell your deepest, darkest secrets {not that I have too many! Haha}. Having someone who understands your craziness and your quirks is also a big plus!

Here are 10 Reasons Why I Thought Having A Sister Is Pure Awesomeness! 

  1. They are your Best-est Friend ~ Not just by default, but also by choice, having a sister is like automatically having a best friend. And because you live in the same house, you can have endless hours of fun and endless hours of chit-chats!
  2. They are your human journal ~ Since they cannot quit {even if they are tempted to sometimes}, sisters are your human journals whenever you need to vent or think out loud, especially when you are experiencing something absolutely amazing or something downright heartbreaking. It is a plus if you sleep in the same room, as it means you can do your human journalling even in the wee hours of the morning, as long as they are awake, that is!
  3. They keep you abreast with what is happening in the world ~ Having a sister is the best, especially if you are too busy with your life to keep up with what is going on in the world. Our sisters can be a reliable source of what’s the latest in social media, may that be the juiciest showbiz news, the latest fashion, trends, or the newest book released by your favorite author. You are also privy to their latest online discoveries, like a cool book lover’s cafe or this cool online career hub, for example.
  4. Trust them to be your child’s alternate mother ~ Titas love their nieces and nephews to a fault, that sometimes you’d think they love your child more than you do. They are their fiercest and staunchest supporters that having a sister also meant having a default groupie for your budding athlete or your budding rockstar. Not to mention, they’d also jump at any chance to baby sit their beloved nephew giving mum quality time alone or with dad.
  5. Free Psychiatrist ~ Since psychiatric consultation do not come cheap, it is such a big advantage to have a sister and have a free psychiatrist around. They can readily dish out advices, unsolicited or otherwise, when they are up to it, and depending on your needs, they also do psychology, fortune telling, and face reading on the side.

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  6. A Coffee or Movie Buddy on the ready ~ No matter how busy life can be for sisters, it will only take a phone call or a text away to invite them to go out with you for a cup of coffee or to catch your favorite film on the cinema, and for women, especially for the single ones, this is really quite an advantage.
  7. They remind you so much of your parents ~ And for someone who’ve lost her parents many years ago, having someone alive to remind her of how her parents were when they were around is such a great source of joy and comfort. I catch a glimpse of my Papa and Mama from my sisters time and again, and it is a beautiful way to keep their memories alive in us.
  8. A Shopping Buddy ~ If you love shopping {now who doesn’t, right?}, it is great to know that when you have a sister, you get a shopping buddy by default. It does not matter whether you dig going to the physical store and browsing through the items on display manually, or shopping online, trust your sister to accompany you whenever you are in the mood for serious retail therapy. Whether you are in the mood to shop for new clothes, new household items, books or washi tapes, perhaps, know that dear sissy will be there to help you with your purchases.
  9. A fashion consultant ~ One of the perks of having a sister is having your personal fashion consultant and if you have a fashion savvy sister, then always being stylish and abreast with the current fad will never be a problem for you. You can rely on them to give you their very honest opinion about which article of clothing in your wardrobe actually works for you.
  10. A confidante ~ A sister knows you inside out and they know where you’ve been and what you’ve gone through in life, and since time immemorial, you know that they have always been there. They are the best confidante and you can trust them to keep your secrets for you and not spill it out on someone else when you are not around. It is also a comfort to know that you can tell them about anything under the sun without the perils of being judged or prejudiced.

Shouts out to all the sisters out there and cheers to all the mums who have them. Life indeed is so much better with them around.

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is a 30-something work-at-home mum who blogs in between home chores + child-minding. i love coffee, books + reading, collecting lovely postcards, + spending loads of time outdoors with my little man.