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About Us – The NOTCHBAD Family

Welcome to Our Adventurous Family of Five, a travel blog where we share our passion for exploring the world with our little ones in tow. We are a tight-knit family of five consisting of Daddy, Mummy, a toddler, a baby and Yiyi (Aunt). Together, we embark on exciting adventures that create memories to last a lifetime.

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Meet the Travelers:

Mummy Candyce – The dedicated planner and mastermind behind our trips, Mummy ensures that every detail is carefully thought out. Her meticulous approach to planning and researching allows us to make the most of our time together, experiencing the best each destination has to offer.

Daddy Izack – Our tech-savvy force behind the family travel blog, Daddy expertly maintains the website while keeping up with the latest digital trends. His skills in web development, SEO, and social media management help us reach and connect with fellow travelers. With Daddy ensuring our blog runs smoothly, we can focus on sharing our adventures and inspiring families to explore the world together.

Toddler Riley – The inquisitive adventurer, our 4-year-old is always ready to learn something new. With an insatiable curiosity and a keenness for exploration, they constantly remind us that the world is a magical place full of possibilities.

Baby Haley – Our littlest explorer, the toddler injects boundless energy and curiosity into our adventures. Their enthusiasm for discovering new sights and sounds reminds us to never lose our sense of wonder.

Yiyi Jiaying (Aunt) – The supportive and fun-loving aunt, Yiyi brings an extra dose of joy and laughter to our travels. Her carefree spirit and love for adventure inspire us to step out of our comfort zones and embrace the unexpected.

Our Mission:

Our Adventurous Family of Five is all about inspiring families to discover the beauty and excitement of traveling together. We believe that every journey, big or small, holds the potential to create precious memories and strengthen the bonds between family members.

We’re passionate about sharing our experiences, travel tips, and practical advice to help you make the most of your own family adventures. From child-friendly destinations and attractions to navigating the challenges of traveling with young children, we’re here to support and inspire you every step of the way.

Join us as we explore the world, one adventure at a time, and show you that traveling with young children can be an incredible, enriching experience. We can’t wait to share our love for travel and family with you!

Welcome aboard and happy travels!

Love,

Our Adventurous Family of Five

The NOTCHBAD Family

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Why NOTCHBAD?

NOTCHBAD means good lah!

The phrase “notch bad” is a Singlish version of “not bad” commonly used by Singaporeans. Singlish is a colloquial form of English spoken in Singapore, blending elements of English with various other languages and dialects, including Malay, Hokkien, Teochew, and Tamil. The term “notch bad” reflects the unique linguistic and cultural identity of Singapore, with its playful and informal tone adding a distinctive flavour to everyday conversations.

When Singaporeans reply with “not bad,” they typically mean that the situation, event, or object being discussed is moderately good or satisfactory. The phrase is often used as a casual or informal response to questions about how someone is doing or how they feel about a particular thing.

Here are some reasons why Singaporeans might use “not bad”:

  1. Ambiguity: The phrase is intentionally vague, which can be useful if someone doesn’t want to go into detail about their feelings or if they’re unsure how to describe their experience.
  2. Understatement: Saying “not bad” can be a way of downplaying a positive experience, either out of humility or to not come across as boastful.
  3. Politeness: The phrase can be a polite response when asked about one’s well-being, even if the person is doing better than just “not bad.” It can help avoid making others feel envious or inadequate.
  4. Emotional neutrality: Some people may prefer to keep their emotions to themselves or maintain a neutral demeanor, so “not bad” allows them to acknowledge a positive experience without expressing too much enthusiasm.
  5. Cultural context: In some cultures, it is considered more appropriate to be modest about one’s experiences or accomplishments, so “not bad” might be used to convey a sense of restraint or humility.

Overall, the phrase “not bad” is a versatile way to convey that something is reasonably good without overstating or revealing too much about one’s feelings or experiences.