Saturday, 21 February 2015

Gardens By The Bay-Children's Garden 21022015

didn't know that there is this wonderful place, Children's Garden, at the Gardens.

there is an adventure trail, where kids can challenge themselves with the mini suspension bridge, rope climbing and a wonderfully designed playground. there is also a water playpark nearby. just nice for the kids to cool off after the adventure trail. best of all it is free!

Thursday, 19 February 2015

CNY 2015

May this year be filled with happiness health and wealth for all.

now for the real deal!!!

Mr Christon Lim (Heng Heng)

Gardens By The Bay. this is one place that is worth visiting again and again.

Sunday, 25 January 2015

EduSave Award Ceremony 25 Jan 2015

dom managed to do very well last year and is again awarded as the top 30% of his cohort in his pri school. he was also given the same award for p1 and p2 by the sengkang pungol grassroot community. what was unexpected was that he was invited to the EduSave ceremony to be presented with the cert by the MP.

Saturday, 17 January 2015

groove overdose! god the nation idols

been following this korean variety, RoomMates (RmM), cos of lee dong wook. season 1 of RmM was so so, kinda of like a love hate thing. love cos it showed a human side of the celebrity casts and hate cos of the lousy editing.

so season 1 ended and the remaining casts were seo kang joon, nana, lee dong wook, kim minwoo, seho. and joining them are, park joon hyung(god), lee guk joo, jackson (GOT7), ryohei, jung ok (veteran actress), young ji (kara) and sunny (girls generation). i wasn't very wild about the new members and viewed them as intruders with a few loose screws. to be honest, joon (park joon hyung) is like a 46 yr old kid who is forever fooling around with jackson. sometimes i think mentally they are at the same stage.

joon is a member of god, which gave hits like "Mother", "Lies", "One Candle" etc. the group was managed by JYP until they "disbanded". and thru RmM, i got to know more about god and their insane struggles as trainees and i do mean insane. you can probably search them but in summary, 1. they were kinda of abandoned (2 members were axed and kim tae woo added) for 2yrs, 2. they basically starved and used public and hospital toilets when water was cut off, 3. they were the worst grp when debuted and were almost axed if not for "Love and Memory", 4. they took on baby sitting diary and it helped boosted their popularity then.

let's enjoy some of their MVs.

after a break of nearly 10yrs, god is reunited with their former member yoon kye sang. kicking off  their 8 album with "Lone Duckling". i love this song for it is so beautifully written, as with their previous songs that spoke deeply to the listener's heart. another touching song is "The Story of our Lives". they also gave a wacky "Saturday Nite", which they basically went crazy, and "Blue Sky Promise" which they gave thanks to fans.

what struck me was how they struggled as a grp and as individual, bring to mind the fact that one day my fave grp will face the same fate. but at the same time god showed how they are strengthened as a grp. imagine a 46yr old dancing and running around the stage on their 15th anniversary reunion concert, it just speaks volumes of their commitment to reunite with their fans.


let's us give it up for the Nation Idols Group. god IS BACK

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Explorer Kids @ Downtown East

went to explorer kids with the kids. the best thing abt this trip is that there is a direct bus to downtown east and the price is reasonable for an indoor playground.

dom went there as a reward trip for doing well for his final yr exams with the school and he came home singing praises of the place. the cool thing is there is a indoor adventure circuit there, you know those types you get hooked to some harness and walk over ropes and stuff. i wanted the kids to try that, cos it is really a safe and confidence booster.

anyway, we almost had the whole place to ourselves if not for a studentcare group.

the place was big, too bad that the Ball O City was under maintenance else it would have been more fun for the kids. the mega play was huge and well maintained, there are many climbing challenges, slides and tunnels. they had fun running wild thru the mega play.

there was also the Cliff, bit of a safe wall climbing. another impt point abt the place which i encourage them to try.

the highlight was dom going thru the Adventure circuit. i couldn't believe how high it was. ok, i am short and the floor was uneven to minic slopes but there was a section where the ropes were higher than me. dom had a challenging time, kept telling us he want to come down. there were a few sections where it was quite shaky and he was probably frightened. he was ok once he completed the whole circuit. for S$5.50 per circuit, i would say it is very very worth the money paid.

ok pics time.

vids time

BayMax: My Hero

Hero 6 is really a wonderful movie for the whole family to watch. most important of all, this is the first movie that the kids watched in the cinema.

there are so many funny moments in the movie and (to me) the most touching scene is when BayMax chose to sacrifice himself to save Hero. sometimes, a non-human is more human than a human.

the best thing was that bry managed to sit thru the entire movie without wanting to leave. he has a short attention span and i was worried that he would want to leave. *heng* 

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Yes We are done with School for 2014

ending the school year with a new look.

Bry has developed short sightedness, with 100 per eye. i dun know if he will be able to take care of his spectacles. thankfully it is the start of the school holidays and so will have time for him to learn the proper care of his spectacles. bry's frame was chosen by me, something light for him to get used to wearing spectacles.

Dom's astigmatism has increased to 75 for his left eye, while right eye still maintains perfect vision. the new pair of spectacles was chosen by him after carefully going thru the various frames. i think he looked quite matured now.