I brought the t-shirts along during our last vacation in Batam because I knew the resort was going to be awesome and we needed to express our excitement the only way we know how. The Husband very lovingly and reluctantly went along with my nonsense. Can’t let the kids have all the fun right?
To all our Indian friends and family, Happy Diwali! May the light of Diwali bring you peace, joy and prosperity in the new year!
Side note, Xander’s school celebrated Diwali/Deepavali last week with everyone in either Indian costumes or party clothes, some henna painting and they also got to eat some traditional snacks. A simple party no less but at least this very Chinese school made the effort to teach the young ones a little more about the festival.
Xander has been down with fever for a couple of day but he tries to keep his mood up despite the discomfort. You know he is quite ill when he just flops around on the sofa or on our bed. Poor fella.
Since Yvie was born, he has developed a habit of giving her a big hug and lots of kisses before he heads off for school with Daddy in the mornings or right before he goes to bed. Now that he is ill, he was told to stay away from her for the time being and he was quite bumped out. Could only poke her lightly from a distance.
Just the other day I wanted to take pictures of Yvie to send our family via Whatsapp and he suddenly popped into the frame. Ah, I guess a pat on the head is ok la. Poor Xander’s already small eyes are even smaller when he is down with a cold. You see the rascals’ smiles? Really look like they are plotting something naughty eh?
Playgrounds with sand in Singapore are so rare nowadays because they are now mostly replaced with rubber mats. Although I am not a fan of sand (messy lah, sometimes got big red ants also you know?), I cannot deny the fact that the sand adds that extra fun touch to the playground. Sometimes if you are lucky enough, you might even find real treasures in them! As a kid, I loved digging into the sand and have always found coins! Really! I no bluff you! I used to come home with coins from the playground or notes on the way home. Now that I’m older, such sightings are rarer.
Do you know of any fun places to go or activities to do for free? Join Adora (GingerBreadMum) on Instagramand help build up the database of fun, free places to go in Singapore by adding the hashtag #funforfreesg to your photos! Ah… Since you are there hor, you can add metoo!!
I was inspired by one of Dinomama’s recent post on The 52 Weeks Money ChallengeÂ about saving a little bit every week for 52 weeks. At the end of the 52 weeks, you will be rewarded with quite a substantial sum. Not quite millions, but good enough for a family of 4 to go to Penang eat, drink and sleep at least. We shall see if I will run out of steam halfway… Hahaha!
If you do want to give this a try, you can go to her postand print out the easy to follow chart. I got impatient and created mine from scratch so mine looks a little different from hers.
My 1st post of the new year and it’s about mischief! Hahaha!
As you can see he is off by about 10 cm. Typically I would scream at him for marking the walls. With permanent marker no less. The naughty boy also drew a smiley face next to his master piece and that little smiley face reminded me the walls can always be repainted but moments like this can never be recreated. So I laughed and shooed him back to bed. “We will talk about this later.”
When the 2 of them (yes, Daddy needed a nap too) woke up at the same time, I broke the news to Daddy.
I stood in front of the masterpiece and said “I show you something but you cannot get angry with him ah?” Then I moved away. Daddy laughed and I said “he is off by 10cm”. Daddy used the same blue marker Xan had used earlier and re marked the correct measurement. After that, we went out for our last dinner of 2013, followed by the last car ride of 2013 then the last sleep of 2013. My goodness, so many “lasts” I should stop here hor? No end one…
We don’t get to take pictures together as a family very often so these pictures are very precious to me. Thanks to ItchyfingersÂ for sending me these photos taken atÂ Mabel’s daughter’s birthday party. LOVE IT!
I was out delivering tickets to my winners from The Megabugs Return! Exhibition last week and stumbled upon this work of art. What a nice surprise! It reminded me of a Hong Kong movie I had watched on the telly a few days prior. Thank you Starhub for the free channels during the long National Day holiday weekend!! We don’t subscribe to the Chinese channels so being able to watch mandarin movies (even the really corny B grade ones) was a treat for me. The movie was calledã€Šå•èº«ç”·å¥³ ã€‹Don’t Go Breaking My Heart. in a nutshell, the movie involved lots of post-it label messages and miming across office buildings between the main characters which resulted in a love triangle that turned into a rectangle then hexagon, then dunnowatgon and then back into a triangle. So typical of all romantic movies. Anyhoo… I love the unexpected work of art and I wonder if it was also a secret message between 2 lovers too. So romantic right? It totally made my week and I hope it will make yours nicer too.