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10 favourite books for 4 to 5 years old

10 favourite books for 4 to 5 years old

Reading is a habit that I would like to build into my own personal life and my child. I want my child to find the richness of good books that stir her imagination, enrich her soul and enlarge her understanding of the world around her. These are some of Dot’s...
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Toxic ingredients in conventional laundry detergent

Toxic ingredients in conventional laundry detergent

I started to look into natural, ecological friendly laundry detergent a few months back after I read that many of the cleaning chemicals in conventional detergents are petroleum based and they cause environmental damage to rivers and lakes, and the aquatic life that lives there, and are endocrine disruptors that can affect our metabolisms, reproduction,...
DIY mini Christmas tree

DIY mini Christmas tree

We collected a bag of pinecones last year when we were at Cameron Highlands. We made a few DIY crafts with our pinecones – a little girl and also hedgehogs. This December holiday, we decided to make some Christmas trees using them. Items we used : Pinecones Acrylic paints – yellow and green Glitter glue...
Dot's first ice-skating experience at The Rink

Dot’s first ice-skating experience at The Rink

We went to JCube a few weeks ago and Dot wanted to try ice-skating. As it was getting late, her dad refused her request but he remembered Dot’s desire to skate on ice. As it was coming to the end of last semester in her kindergarten, we would be meeting with Dot’s teachers to hear...
Day 7 : Sydney Fish Market

Day 7 : Sydney Fish Market

20 Jun 2014 Sydney Fish Market – Australian National Maritime Museum – Paddy’s Market The fathers went out early in the morning to to return the rented car. While waiting for the fathers, the children played together in the room and at the lobby. Simple things make the children so happy and delightful! How I...
Day 6 : Departing from Bilpin to Sydney

Day 6 : Departing from Bilpin to Sydney

19 Jun 2014 Departing from Bilpin Springs Lodge We woke up earlier so that we could spend our last few hours enjoying the morning fresh air and chirping of the birds at the lodge. I took my cup of hot chocolate and went out to enjoy the cool weather while Dot walked down the steps...
Day 5 : The Three Sisters and Scenic World, Katoomba

Day 5 : The Three Sisters and Scenic World, Katoomba

18 Jun 2014   The Three Sisters and Scenic World at Katoomba After our breakfast at the lodge, we walked to another bigger pond to fish. Coolpa went with us. Along the way, Dot was trying to play the role of “owner”, commanding Coolpa to follow her. The pond was surrounded by tall green trees...
Families for Life

Families for Life

Sponsored post This word “family” took on a new meaning when I was married more than eight years ago. Building a new family is not just a 2-person affair, it also extends to include my own family, parents-in-laws and relatives. And that’s a Big family! It took me a while to adjust to my roles...
Dot's puppet show at the Animal circus

Dot’s puppet show at the Animal circus

Dot skipped school and was home for two days last week. She was coughing away especially night so it would be better to give her more rest and away from her classmates. After she woke up in the morning, she requested to do art and craft. She brought out our craft books, spread all the...
Alive Museum at Suntec City

Alive Museum at Suntec City

3D street art is getting popular in Singapore. It amazes me how much depth, details and calculation go into producing all the artworks to create the 3D effects when view from a certain perspective. We must give credit to Paolo Uccello (born Paolo di Dono, 1397 – December 10, 1475), an Italian painter and mathematican...
Day 4 : A fun-filled day at Bilpin Springs Lodge, Blue Mountains

Day 4 : A fun-filled day at Bilpin Springs Lodge, Blue Mountains

17 Jun 2014 Bilpin Springs Lodge, Blue Mountains I woke up early and took a peek out of the curtain to see a bright and cheery day awaiting for us. Hearing the birds chirping and the clucking of the hens filled my heart with excitement. While Dot was still dozing away on the warm and...
Day 3 : Off to Featherdale Wildlife Park

Day 3 : Off to Featherdale Wildlife Park

16 Jun 2014 Sydney – Featherdale Wildlife Park – Blue Mountains Jay and KL went out early in the morning to pick up the car from Bayswater car rental. We rented a 8-seater Toyota Tarago for four adults and three children. We had a slight problems loading all our baggages when we were preparing to...
My little chef in the making

My little chef in the making

When Dot was little, she enjoyed watching her grandmother prepared dishes in the kitchen. At about two years old, she had the experience of kneading the sticky pizza dough with her little fingers. Now she sees me in the kitchen every morning preparing breakfast, if she wakes up early. Otherwise, she will only see me in the kitchen...
Day 2 : Family Funday Sunday in Sydney

Day 2 : Family Funday Sunday in Sydney

15 Jun 2014 Sydney – Darling Harbour – Manly Beach We left our hotel for Paddy’s Markets to look for a suitable place for breakfast at about 8.30am. It was an easy and comfortable walk. If we have such weather in Singapore, it would be perfect. This strange bird is quite common in Sydney city....
Day 1 : Sydney, here we come!

Day 1 : Sydney, here we come!

We just came back from a 7-day winter holiday trip to Sydney with Kuan Loong, Kelly and their two lovely children. Winter in Sydney is different – no snow, only cool weather, sometimes a little chilly. It was a great escape from the warm and humid weather we have back home in Singapore. God has...
be*U - our bespoke leather shoes

be*U – our bespoke leather shoes

Dot and I have watched different variations of the Elves and the Shoemaker at different occasions. And I’m always impressed with the skillful hands that made the leather shoes – be it the elves or the shoemaker. One day, I thought I could try to make a pair of sandals for Dot from the un-used...