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! 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.

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.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Doing the full split

It wasn't a bed of roses for YQ to attain that. She has complained to me before about how stiff her bones were and she was not able to do a proper full split during the ballet class for years. She ever thought of asking me to send her to gymnastic class so that she can be more flexible. I told her even those children from gymnastic background has to go through regular trainings to achieve that flexibility too. I try to encourage her to do a bit of stretching day by day and suddenly she was able to do the full split one fine day this year. She came to tell me the good news and I was so happy for her achievement :)

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

CNY 2016 In A Glance

Before marriage, Chinese New Year was just like another holiday for me to relax at home. I would watch as many movies on DVDs as possible. After marriage, situation became slightly different. I have to start preparing to look for the kids' clothings, shoes, the snacks for the family and so on.

This year, we try to be a little bit more creative by using the ang bao papers to decorate the house. Children were ropped in to help out for the spring cleaning.

Junior YS brought back his colouring school work home and very happy that he could colour so beautifully.

The children dressed up in their traditional costumes for their school's CNY celebration.

We had our 1st louhei during the reunion dinner at in-law's house.

#1 Day of CNY
Some tradition never dies. We make sure the children understand that it is a form of respect to kneel down in front of elders to say all the auspicious phrases they can remember to them. As parents, we hope they will impart this knowledge to their future generations too.

A wefie with my daughter.

The kids trying to pose for me at the temple.

We went house visiting

#2 Day of CNY

Children were having a bit of fun while paying our respect to ancestors at Mandai crematorium.

Taking a wefie again with my daughter.

#3 Day of CNY
Relatives from KL came to Singapore so we brought them out for a nice dinner.

Louhei again!

#4 Day of CNY

It was mil's birthday that day and we celebrated for her at a vegetarian restaurant.

Happy Lunar New Year everyone!