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.

Saturday, 1 November 2014

It's 2AM, Let's Talk

I think the pic speaks for itself. Yes it is 2AM and they are back with a brand new album.

this will be the group 3 full album. bit of history first. i am relative new to kpop and first heard of 2AM from the drama "Personal Taste" which starred Lee MinHo, Son YeJin and Im SeulOng. it was the track "Like A Fool" tat caught my attention, which i then subsequently downloaded.

even then i wasn't madly in love with the boys until i started watching WGM Adams Couple. as you all know, WGM is a fake marriage show and Adams Couple was one of the most loved couple. it was thru Adams Couple tat i got to know 2AM.

Their hit song then was "Even if I die I can't let you go" and there was one ep where it showed the boys filming the MV.

Even If I Die I Can't Let You Go (Credit: uploader)

ok, enough history!

now with their latest album, Let's Talk. there are 14 tracks and you can find them on youtube. my personal faves are"Days like today", "Over the destiny", "To.AM", "I know", "Happy End", "Love Actually", "All Right" and ChangMin "You're Mine". my bias is SeulOng, but his solo isn't doing anything for me.

Days Like Today (Credit: JYP)

Over The Destiny (Credit" JYP)

To. AM

all the songs in this album showcased the boys' vocal perfectly. the 2 main tracks, Days and Over, are so well written and watching the MV just draws you into the emotions of the songs. as expected, 2AM live up to their name as a ballad group, belting out emotional love songs and drawing you in with their vocal harmony. the main vocal is ChangMin and Jo Kwon, and until this album do i truely acknowledged ChangMin's powerful vocal.

ChangMin and Melody Days "The Very Last First (Credit: LoveKpopsubs)

Jo Kwon is well known for his powerful vocal too. just listen to his duet with GaIn (BEG)"We Fell In Love" and his "The Day of Confession". after toiling for years as a trainee, he is finally seeing the fruits of his labour.

what i really admire about 2AM is the struggles they went thru to get to where they are today. being a brother group to a more successful 2PM, i sometimes feel that 2AM is being ignored and not invested as much as 2PM by JYP. there was a programme where by 2AM talked about their struggles and it really brings tears to my eye. i am sure that there are many in the kpop industry who are struggling too and it just goes to show how competitive and unforgiving the industry is.

still, i do how that more ppl will get to know 2AM and most important of all, enjoy their songs. i relied heavily on Soompi and youtube to get informations and really must thank the hardworking contributors for all their hard work.

please enjoy the vids and i can't wait to get my hands on Let's Talk!!!