NDP 2016: Love it or hate the show will go on.
I am quite possibly the only person from both sides of our families and among our friends who is the most “enthu” (enthusiastic) about the National Day Parades. Wear red? No problem! Wave a flag? I’ll wave TWO! Sing the songs? If I know the words, heck yeah! I’ll probably scream out the words if I can. Nobody can shout “Chan Mali Chan Oi Oi” better than me ok? If I don’t know the words, just fake it with some realistic mumbling lah! Nobody would be the wiser! View this post on Instagram 你猜我们在哪里？ #ndp2016 #ndppreview2016 #nationalstadium #singaporesportshub #singapore #motherofxander A post shared by Mother Of Xander (@motherofxander) on Jul 30, 2016…
Let’s go to… the Singapore Garden Festival 2014
One of my friends had texted me a few weeks ago to ask if we were interested to visit the Singapore Garden Festival because they had a couple of tickets to spare and thought of us. How sweet right? I thought since I haven’t seen this friend in a long time, we arranged to go to the festival together on the 1st day. We saw all sorts of flowers that day. Rare flowers, common flowers, big flowers, teeny tiny flowers and even Old Flower Eyes (老花眼. Chinese translation of Presbyopia). I was told many of the exotic flowers were specially flown in just for the event and designers from top garden shows around…
Let’s go to… The Toa Payoh Dragon Playground!
Built in 1979, the Toa Payoh Dragon Playground was one of the most iconic fixtures in the established town other than than the observation towerÂ in Toa Payoh Town Park. The building, Block 28, behind it has been barricaded and will be torn down for redevelopment but the playground will stay because it is one of the few precious vintage playgrounds left in Singapore. Read about it here. Heng ah! Since 1993, playgrounds in Singapore were no longer constructed from scratch but purchased from overseas. They are now made from lightweight plastic and rubber, no more retro tiles and cement liao. When you fall on the ground, you probably won’t even…
Wordless Wednesday: Everyday should be playground day!
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…
Let’s play… Bubber Smart Shapes Set! (Review + Giveaway + Promo)
Product Review (Updated on 13 Jan 2014) Bubber looks similar to any regular play dough you might come across in the market because it’s colourful, it’s soft and mouldable. That’s where the similarity ends. Bubber is allergen free because it isÂ wheat, gluten and casein free and 100% safe and non-toxic. It is also smell free! This is perfect for Xander who has sensitive skin and nose like his mummy and daddy. For once, he was not a mucus-y mess while playing with something. A definate nice change for all of us! It never dries up! Say wot? I don’t know what funny technology is in this thing but it really…
1st day of school: Xander is in K2!
It was the first day of school for most kids in Singapore and Xander was no exception. He starts K2 this year and will be the big brother to most of the little ones in his school. He was feeling so proud and kept talking about it when I picked him up at the end of the day. This was also the last year of kindergarten and “freedom” before the crunch of Primary One formal education starts in 2015. We also decided to let him enjoy this freedom as much as possible before his little sister is born. In about 2 months, our full attention on him will have to…
Let’s go… Rock climbing!
A little while ago, a bunch of us mums gathered our kids together for a rock climbing session (for kids between 5 to 12 years old) at Kinetics. Xan and I have never tried this before and I was skeptical how he (the boy who thinks wushu with the pole thing is a very violent sport) would respond to it. What if he chickens out at the door? What if he throws a power tantrum and refuse to get out of the car?? With kids ah, you never know when they will suddenly change their opinions about activities or even foods they originally have an aversion to so I took…
Wordless Wednesday: Turning my life upside down
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! Linking up with:
Let’s go… Be a Dentist Day at the National Dental Centre
If not for a tip off by a friend, I would have never known about this event organized by theÂ National Dental Centre of Singapore (NDCS)Â Paediatric Dentistry Department in conjunction with their NDCS Paediatric Dentistry Facebook page‘sÂ 1st anniversary. Xander has yet to visit a dentist at this point because like many parents, since we haven’t had any problems with his teeth, we didn’t think of bringing him to the dentist. My first thought when I saw this was that this would be a wonderful way to introduce to him what a dentist would do during a regular visit! Maybe by his appointment, he wouldn’t be so scared of dentists like I…
Let’s go… to the Titans of the Past exhibition at the Science Centre Singapore
Â Media Invite So, The BlogfatherÂ received an invitation to the launch of The Science Centre Singapore’s latest exciting exhibition, Titan of the Past earlier this month and asked me if Xan would be keen to see some dinosaurs. Prior to this, I already heard about the exhibition WEEKS beforehand and told myself I would go with or without the boys because I knew there were going to be real bones and fossils on display. Real ones leh! Wah! So without hesitation, I told The Husband we will go regardless of Xan’s preference. He can always hold my hand tighter or bury his face in my belly if he gets scared at…