Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Cold Storage Kids Run 2016

Cold Storage Kids Run was our 2nd family run this year and we were so excited to be able to participate together as a family. We were up at 5 plus in the morning and quickly left our house to get a good parking spot at the nearest carpark from The Meadow.

The weather was not very good that morning, it was drizzling non stop and the rain gradually stopped after some time. After the first experience in the family run, I decided not to bring along so many things since I knew that water will be provided at the venue. I brought along a face towel for each of us and we were good to go....
The children were getting their power drink from the milo truck!

Warming up before their 800 metres run!

YS took part in the speedy orange sprint run for his age category.
The kids received a medal for their participation.

A mandatory shot after we finished the 800 metres run jog. We jogged all the way this time round without stopping because I realised that its quite dangerous to run on the wet ground.

Enjoyed the scenic view from The Meadow.

It was a great experience for us and we hope to come back again next year!

Disclaimer: Cold Storage Kids Run has sponsored out family to participate in the run. No monetary compensation was received, all opinions are my own.

Friday, May 20, 2016

June School Holiday Camp : The Keys Academy

In this era, I think its quite common for parents to start searching for holiday camps months or even weeks before the actual school holiday starts. There are so many types of holiday camps available in Singapore and we are spoilt for choices. 

We wanted to find a camp that can help to enhance their knowledge and creativity. Most importantly they can use the skills learnt and apply in their lives.  I am glad that the kind folks from The Keys Edge is going to sponsor both of my Primary School going kids to attend their June holiday camp.

The kids are excited about the upcoming 5 days holiday camp and each of them has chosen their preferred camps (based on their interests) available at The Keys Edge. YS is interested in the Silicon Valley 101 camp & YQ is interested in the CSI: Murderer Mystery camp. Look out for my review after they have attended the camp :)

There are 6 different camps suitable for children aged from 6 to 12 years old. It is a 5 days camp (from 9am to 2pm) with lunch provided. The location is easily accessible as they are located near City Hall. Currently there will be 9 weeks of camps starting from 30-May 2016 till August 2016.

CSI: MURDERER MYSTERY (AGES 10-12)


For kids who love to solve murder mystery, they are able to solve the mystery using mathematics and science. After that, they will learn the communication skills to present their case in front of a grand jury.

MARS ROBOT CHALLENGE (AGES 9-12)


Using logic and programming skills to rebuild their Martian Lander and survive the next storm. Kids will learn basic block programming using Lego robotics, and will also get an introduction to ethics philosophy. 

SILICON VALLEY 101 (AGES 8-10)


Budding entrepreneurs who are interested in 3D printing will get to learn how to design and market their products to consumers.

TECH STAR JR (AGES 6-8)


Kids will learn programming basics with MIT Media Lab's software Scratch and the creative writing skills to create animated stories.

DESIGN INNOVATION (AGES 6-8)


Kids build their creative confidence by prototyping solutions in building and programming robots, microcontrollers and smart phones.

MINI MBA (AGES 9-11)


Students will learn how to write up a business plan for a niche market that they can spot in Singapore and present that to a panel of judges.

~SPECIAL DISCOUNTS (only one discount per student)~
 25% Group Discount (3 or more students), 10% Sibling Discount, 10% Multiple Camp Discount, 15% discount for current & past Keys students.



The Keys Edge
331 North Bridge Road
Odeon Towers Level 2
Singapore 188720
Tel: +65 6734 8559

Disclaimer: The children are sponsored to attend the upcoming June holiday camps sponsored by The Keys Edge. No monetary compensation, all opinions are my own.


Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Keeping fit as a family

Hb wanted a more active lifestyle for the kids (oh well...including me too!). Thus, we have decided to spend more time doing exercising together as a family rather than lazing at home doing nothing.

Since the recent opening of the latest one stop shopping place for all sorts of sports related stuff, we went to check it out. They have so many things which hb wanted to buy (luckily I stopped him to buy some of the bulky items) to start his exercising regimen and he purposely bought a few sports wear for me so that I have no more excuses to prevent myself from doing exercises with him (very clever of him hor?). He got a pretty good deal when he bought a water backpack from there too.

Cold Storage Kids Run will be our 2nd run this year and we are looking forward to more family runs this year if time permits.


Instead of lazing in the house watching television programs, we brought the kids down to the multi purpose court to play frisbee.

Normally we will laze around at home on a public holiday. That afternoon, we decided to jog cum walk from our house to SengKang Mrt Station.

After jogging, we did some push up, pull up bars and stretching before the day ended.

The next holiday day in lieu, we brought the kids out for cycling from our home all the way to Punggol. The kids enjoyed it and requested to do it again another day.

Taking a break and enjoying the serenity of the place.



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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Little girl no more...

At times, I felt she is still the little girl who is so easy-going and hardly flares up for nothing. Sometimes, she seems to have so much opinions about something and sticks by her principles no matter what we try to say.

I guess my little girl is growing up too soon,
too soon for me to accept that she is growing taller than me soon,
too soon for me to realise that she has a mind of her own,
too soon for me to know that she is learning to be independent...

Once in a blue moon mother-daughter date and she has been promoted to a trainee prefect in the school.

Her last minute "revision" at home before the ballet exam day

Getting ready and wait for their turn

A sign of relief after the examination.

Lucky No 3? Maybe...Hopefully she will pass with flying colours.

Friday, April 8, 2016

A lesson on cycling

I'm not writing a post on how to learn cycle. It's just one of those failed parenting moment when I realised that I need to learn how to put my mood aside and learn to be more patience.

Ever since YS and YQ learnt how to cycle, we have been hoping that Junior YS will start to learn how to ride on 2 wheels faster so that he can upgrade and join his siblings faster. Although he is happy enough to scoot around together with his siblings but we wanted him to start riding on 2 wheels so that we can cycle together as a family.

It's just one of those days when hb wanted to bring the kids out for some fresh air and brought them out to cycle. We went to rent another small bicycle so that Junior YS can practise too. For some reason, my mood was kinda affected. Yah! I blamed it on the hot weather..lol! Junior YS was already not in the mood to cycle because he was unable to balance himself properly and I was not in the best mood to teach him. Being an insensitive mother, I told him to practise on his own and he kept showing me his "ai-mai" attitude. At one point, I lost my cool and he put the bicycle aside and stood alone in a corner. 

I realised what I've done was wrong and realised that his interest was so easily affected due to my emotional state of mind. I started to walk towards him and talked to him. When I promised him I will stay by his side, he started to show some interest again. I started to praise him and encourage him along the way and he was so happy when he was able to balance a little bit. 


Just when I thought I could catch a breather, his sister went to pin point at his mistake and he started to throw tantrum again +___+ Gosh!
When can this end? Can someone tell me?

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Katapult: The Trampoline Park

Hb has always been the spontaneous one that loves to bring the kids to try out new things. He has been wanting to bring the kids to try out trampoline quite some time back but the plan has been put on hold due to his hectic working schedule. Anyway, we managed to squeeze in one hour of fun before their Sunday enrichment classes started.

Their beloved papa decided to surprise them by bringing them to this place. It was their first time to try out this new sport and they were so excited. I think most of the time, they were not listening to me when I kept telling them about the safety issues, lol!

Weekend pricing cost more as we paid $19 per pax for 1 hour time slot. Remember to bring your socks otherwise you have to fork out $3 extra for each pair. For parents who just want to accompany their kids have to pay $3 extra for each person too.

There is a limit on the number of people for each session and a few Marshall will be around on the ground to assist you. 

I guess one of the things that put me off was those Marshall. I felt they were a bit redundant there because they were sitting down, busy chatting and laughing with each other instead of taking care of people who were playing on the trampoline. One of my kids was stuck in one of the air bags and was unable to climb out while doing the jump. No one came to his rescue until my hb noticed him and went to his rescue.

Remember to bring along your own bottles of water so that you can quench your thirst after all the exercising. The place is not air-conditioned and the wind from those fans are not very strong.


Compared to indoor playgrounds, this is another kind of fun for people who love to "exercise" by jumping. For more daring and experienced people, they are able to do higher jumps and flips in mid-air. Of course, we have to practise with care and so as to prevent any injury from happening.

81 Lorong Chencharu
#01-11 ORTO
Singapore 769198
Tel: 6754 5188

Friday, March 18, 2016

KidSTOP: A Stop For All Kids

We didn't go travelling during the one week school holiday break, the kids basically went for a playdate session at KidsSTOP with one of YQ's schoolmate. Although the girl was a little disappointed that 2 of her schoolmates could not come at the very last minute but they had so much fun that day and played until almost closing time at 6pm.

The entrance fee was reasonable, I reckoned not too expensive as compared to some indoor playgrounds in Singapore. The children commented that this was the 2nd best place to play after Universal Studio Singapore, lol! Seriously, if we are staying in the west, I don't mind bringing them here to play at least once a month :P

See how excited they were even before they went into the actual place :)

Remember to call and enquire if there's any availability of tickets as the capacity is capped at 300 pax.

Remember to bring a pair of socks for each person.

Pretend play as pilot...

YS feeling nervous and excited, he went up as high as 3 or 4 metre high.

Pulled him up until the height he desired and needed to let go of the handle bar after that.

Junior YS was selecting the types of background he preferred during "driving".

He was pretending to drive but car kenna stuck and cannot move, lol!

YS trying to be a comedian reporter, perhaps?


Looking for dinosaur bones at Dino Pit, our future paleontlogist?

YS created a short video from the Stop Motion Area and also footages of them trying the Giant J. They put on their jumpsuit and helmet for protection. YQ went as high as 5m, any higher I think my heart could not take it.

kidSTOP
21 Jurong Town Hall
Singapore 609433

Monday, March 14, 2016

Disney On Ice 2016

We kick-start our March school holiday with Disney on Ice. The children were anticipating to watch this show when they knew that one of their favourite Disney characters will be performing in one of the segments. It was truly a spectacular performance which I never would have expected it to be so different from the one we watched 2 years ago.


We reached Singapore Indoor Stadium half an hour before the show started. There were so many parents buying all sorts of Disney merchandise for their kids. Luckily my kids did not bug me to buy anything :P


As usual, we must take our mandatory shot with the grand stage.


The kids were on their best behavior that night and waited patiently for the show to start. We were seated quite near the stage and had a good eye view of the performance that night.


During the intermittent, the kids started to feel hungry and we bought 2 small boxes of popcorns to munch. We were a bit disappointed with the popcorns and were unable to finish it coz it was not crunchy at all (a bit lao hong), lol!


All I can say is this year, the show is FANTASTIC! Great ice-skating stunts by performers, the costumes are gorgeous, the stage effects are fantastic. I don't think I need to elaborate too much because you have to watch it to believe it!  


Besides all the popular Disney princesses, the highlight of the show has got to be the Frozen princesses, Elsa and Anna. Olaf was very funny too! I could even hear some children singing along loudly when the "Frozen" song was playing.


Disney On Ice is performing in Singapore from 11th to 20th March 2016. Quickly book your tickets and catch the performance before the school holiday ends!



Disclaimer: We received complimentary VIP tickets to Disney On Ice. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions are my own.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

MLP: 1st Family Run

We took part in our 1st ever family run together last weekend. Yup! Our 1st ever! The children were so excited and happy when they knew about the run and it's MLP Friendship run some more. My kids are fans of MLP and they can tell me all the names of these ponies.

Overall it was a good experience and we are looking forward to more family runs this year. I hope the MLP run for next year will be bigger and better, the kids told me that they want to come back for the MLP run next year!


Thanks to SPRG, we received our running packs before the run! The kids were delighted to receive their MLP soft toys and hugged them to sleep every night.

The event took place at Sentosa Pelawan Green. The weather was great and it was great catching up with some familiar faces.

The children requested to put on the temporary tattoos that was available in the running pack.

Different activities were available at different stations.

The kids loved this game so much that we actually queued up twice to play this game.

We survived the 4km run and the kids were so happy to receive their 1st running medal :)

Thanks to Jennifer, we managed to have a few decent shots taken by the photographer at the event.

  




Disclaimer: We were invited to participate in the MLP Friendship Run 2016. No monetary was compensated, all opionions are my own.