Monday, April 20, 2015

Birthday Celebration @ Issho Izakaya

My mom loves Japanese cuisine so it was not that difficult to figure out what cuisine we should go for. Since hb wanted to check out the Kallang Wave Mall, we decided to try our luck at one of the Japanese restaurants there. 

The location of this restaurant was not visible within the mall because the main entrance was located facing outwards of the mall. We walked around so many times on that day trying to look for the restaurant's main entrance =_=

It was a very last minute booking and I was surprised we were allocated seatings inside a tatami room. I loved the privacy and the kids can act as crazy as they wanted to be inside the room. The service was not as fast as I was expecting probably due to peak hours (dinner time). Otherwise, the food was great and we will probably come back again some other day.


Kaze Sashimi

Nama Kaki

Ika Maruyaki

Ebi Tama Don

Steak Don

Salmon Ikura Don

Zaru Soba

Issho Ramen

Chocolate & Toasted Marshmallow Cake from Pine Garden

Happy Birthday mama!


Issho Izakaya
1 Stadium Place #01-13
Kallang Wave @ Sports Hub
Singapore 397628
Tel: 6702 4708


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

RAD Ballet Grade 1

This year, YQ had put in some extra practising before bedtime by doing her stretching and dance routine. 
She was not as nervous as before probably she knew she has prepared well for this coming exam.
When exam was over, there was a smile on her face.
Reassured me that everything went smoothly.

Teacher was putting the hairpiece decoration on her bun.

Looking at the back view, made me realised that she is growing up way too fast.

One last round of practising before going into the examination room.

Mommy hope you will pass with flying colours!

Monday, April 6, 2015

A night of MAGIC at Raffles

It was our first experience watching a live MAGIC show and I'm totally blown away by the performance that night. The kids were super attentive throughout the show and I was bombarded all the "Why? How? Huh?" by their questions after the show. Of course, I was unable to answer their question because I left the hall with a big question mark too :)

The "WOW" factor was definitely there and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves that night. 
You have to come and watch it for yourself to understand what I meant.

Together with the hottest guest performers and fire artistes - Burnt Out Punks, the renowned Magic Master Joe Labero is returning back to Singapore to present "A NIGHT OF MAGIC AT RAFFLES" from 26th March 2015 ~ 3rd May 2015 at Raffles Hotel. The four-time Merlin Award Winner has conjured hypnotizing illusions as awe-inspiring as they are mind blowing and spectacular to dazzle the audience.







Venue: Jubilee Hall, Raffles Hotel
Date & Time:
April 2015
7.30pm show on 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 28, 29
3.00pm show on 4, 11, 12, 18, 19
May 2015
7.30pm show on 1, 2
3.00pm show on 2, 3


Disclaimer: We received complimentary tickets to watch the show. No monetary was compensated, all opinions are my own.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Remembrance

It was a sad and dark week for the nation as we mourned for the passing of Lee Kuan Yew.
The kids understood why everyone was sad.
Tears were flowing uncontrollable at times.
We just have to say our last goodbye to this great man.

Dear Mr Lee,
Thank you for your sacrifices, dedication and vision.
Because of youf foresight and determination,
Singapore has become what it is today.
May you rest in peace...





Monday, March 30, 2015

Asian Premiere of The Fantastical Story Factory

For the coming month of May, there will be a special musical production making its Asian Premiere of The Fantastical Story Factory in Singapore! Imagine stories filled with the craziest characters, funniest scenarios and the silliest plots, the young ones make the best storytellers in the world! 


Suitable for ages 5 and above, The Fantastical Story Factory brings the wild imagination of children to life through its musical. The Fantastical Story Factory brings the same cast from The Showstopper! The improvised Musical to recreate a family friendly comedy musical, transforming the suggestions from children as young as 5 years old to a wacky production. 

At The Fantastical Story Factory, children decides where the story is set, what happens next, who the characters are, and they are also encouraged to join the cast on stage for the musical! The young ones are sure to have a whimsical afternoon exploring the magical kingdoms with the cast of The Fantastical Story Factory. 

As Mary Poppins once said, ‘Anything can happen if you let it’. So let your imagination run wild, create the most ridiculous story and watch the best musical unfold right before your children’s eyes!

Show Information: 
1st May 2015 – 3PM 
2nd May 2015 – 3PM 
3rd May 2015 – 3PM 

Venue:
SOTA
Drama Theatre School of the Arts, 
1 Zubir Said Drive 
Singapore 227968 

Prices: $38/$48/$58

Tickets can be purchased from the following: 
- Phone (Hotline: 6348 5555) 
- SISTIC 

For more information:
www.facebook.com/ABASingapore


Disclaimer: We received media invitation to attend for this upcoming musical production.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Mr Bean's Themed Playground @ T3

I hardly bring my kids to the indoor playground to play so they were very excited when I told them that we were going to a Mr Bean's themed playground. They watched Mr Bean show on television pretty often so the character was nothing new to them.

From what I know, they have revamped the existing SingKids Playsystem to Mr Bean's themed indoor playground. It is also the world's first Mr Bean's Playground that has just opened at Changi Airport Terminal 3.

The counter area.

You can park your strollers here and there is a small waiting/sitting area for parents.

Parents can also get a good view just by standing outside.

Mr Bean's best friend - The bear!

Panorama view

Lazed on the disco lighting slide.

See! That's my tarzan girl!

Chit-chatting!

YS tried to balance the ball with his head :)

Colourful slides.

Simply a joy to see them enjoyed so much.

Sat on a "peanut" looking swing.

Swing car zoomed to the finishing line.

When you're too tired, just relax at one corner!

Of course, the level of excitement has to depend on individual child.

Disclaimer: We received a complimentary goody bag and entry into the Mr Bean's themed playground for review purpose. No monetory compensation was received, all opinions are my own.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The reality of being a FTWM

"Mommy...I miss you!"
"Mommy....can you fetch me earlier?"
"Mommy...can I just come for half the day?"
Recently, my youngest has been telling me these when we are about to reach the school's entrance.

"No, I can't. Mommy has to work full day."
"If mommy don't work, we won't have enough money."
"I promise you, I will come to fetch you as soon as my work is finished."
I can only reply to him like these and it's quite heart pain to see his disappointed face.

In the end, I will leave the school still hearing my son calling out to me and cries at the same time.


At times like this, I wish I can be a SAHM.
Maybe just work part-time, no need to worry about money.
No need to worry about not spending enough time with the kids.
I try my best to spend more time with them.
Bringing them to enrichment classes, trying to understand what they learnt outside.
Making sure their school work is not slagging off.

Husband is working hard for the family, his weekends are usually burnt off.
I can understand his absence most of the times becoz he is trying to bring more moolah home.
This is reality of life we are facing everyday!
I can only pray that one day we can all get out of this shit hole soon.....

Monday, March 16, 2015

My Little Pony @ City Square Mall

From 13 March to 12 April 2015, My Little Pony fans will be able to get up close with their favourite characters. There will be My Little Pony live on stage performance as well as the Meet & Greet sessions. Shoppers with a minimum spending of $50 will be able to redeem for the Meet & Greet pass (50 passes will be given out one hour prior to each show).

Show time: 2pm & 7pm (Mon-Fri); 1pm, 4pm & 7pm (Sat & Sun)

While waiting for the show to start, Junior YS was chosen to answer a very simple question and won himself a small goodie bag.

A very cute performance by these ponies...

Children can interact with live ponies brought in from Gallop Stable by purchasing these tickets at $15 per child at the counter located at City Green Park. They can ride, feed and take photo with these ponies.


Be prepared to wait during the photoshoot section as they might take a while to develop those photos. We were rushing to catch a movie so the children were unable to wait for their turn to take picture with the real pony.


Look out for the My Little Pony photo spot at the City Green park! Junior YS posed with his favourite Pinkie Pie while YQ posed with her favourite Twilight Sparkle.

Disclaimer: We were invited by SPRG to come for the My Little Pony Meet & Greet session held at City Square Mall. The children were given complimentary passes to interact with live ponies. No monetary compensation was received, all opinions are my own.

Friday, March 13, 2015

New Nerdy Look

YS started wearing specs since Primary 2 and thank goodness his degree is not serious to the extend that he needs to put on the spectacles all the time. He is advised to put it on when he needs to see things from afar or when he needs to look at the board in the classroom, this is called short-sightedness. Other than that he has mild astigmatism (defect in an eye that prevents correct focusing).

After 2 years, I guess it's time to bring him for another round to check his eyes condition at a reputable optical shop. Sad to say, his condition did not improve but lucky thing is his degree did not increase tremendously. His eyesight still fluctuate below 180 degrees.


Anyway, the 1st pair of metal framed spectacle was full of scratches and we decided to make a pair of good plastic framed spectable for him this time round. It's lighter and definitely more expensive than the previous pair.


Welcome to the nerdy club!

Monday, March 9, 2015

DIY : Colour Coding Keys

Do you face the same problem like me? Always take the wrong key to open the door?
Usually I will take a while to guess which key to open which door.


Instead of spending so much money to buy those coloured keys or patterned keys from the shop, now I can DIY these coloured coded keys by myself since I have so many bottles of nail polish.


It's so easy, just take a few bottles of my favourite nail polish colours and apply on those keys. Being a bit kiasu, I went to apply a top coat over those coloured keys again to make there's a protective covering layer.


Have fun colour coding all your keys now!