With an available car to drive, since my sister was away for holiday with my brother and parents, we decided to visit Sungei Buloh wetland reserve, a mangrove ecosystem located in the north-western part of Singapore. It is a safe haven for several species of birds on their annual migration and has a rich biodiversity of flora… Continue reading 3 Jan 2015 – Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
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 favourite books and she likes… Continue reading 10 favourite books for 4 to 5 years old
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… Continue reading DIY mini Christmas tree
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… Continue reading Dot’s first ice-skating experience at The Rink
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… Continue reading Day 7 : Sydney Fish Market
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… Continue reading Day 6 : Departing from Bilpin to Sydney
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… Continue reading Day 5 : The Three Sisters and Scenic World, Katoomba
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… Continue reading Dot’s puppet show at the Animal circus
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… Continue reading Alive Museum at Suntec City
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… Continue reading Day 4 : A fun-filled day at Bilpin Springs Lodge, Blue Mountains
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… Continue reading Day 3 : Off to Featherdale Wildlife Park
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.… Continue reading Day 2 : Family Funday Sunday in Sydney
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… Continue reading Day 1 : Sydney, here we come!
I’m not a mom who goes faint hearted when I see my girl climbing or doing stuff that seems a little “dangerous”. I believe learning how to take thoughtful risks is beneficial for my child’s well being, be it emotionally, mentally and socially. Learning to take risks also helps her to learn to think independently.… Continue reading Training a risk-taker
Inspired by the huge television in Explore room of PLAY @ National Museum of Singapore, Dot and I create our own cardboard TV. And guess who’s the news presenter of Cardboard TV? Of course, it’s none other than Dot herself. Related posts on Cardboard crafts: Cardboard giraffe How to make a fluffy sheep Think out… Continue reading Dot is on Cardboard TV!