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Dot goes on a fishing adventure with her dad

Dot goes on a fishing adventure with her dad

This post is written by Dot’s daddy When I was a child, one of my favorite outdoor adventures was catching little fishes with my school friends after our classes. Whenever I share these childhood stories with Dot, she will always ask me to bring her there to fish. I decided to bring her for a...
The day she planned her dad's birthday celebration

The day she planned her dad’s birthday celebration

Dot takes birthday celebration very seriously. To her, a birthday boy or girl must have a birthday cake and a present. She planned and prepared her dad’s birthday celebration almost single-handedly that day. On the day of her dad’s birthday,¬†she decorated and prepared a present for her dad – a box filled with things that...
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...
Cardboard Giraffe

Cardboard Giraffe

3 May 2014 Dot woke up in the morning and came to me. She said,’I want to make a giraffe like that one I saw at Mat Yo Yo.’ Sometimes, the first thing she wants to do in the morning is to doodle and draw. This was one of those days. There are still a...
Day 3: Splashing good time at Equatorial Hotel, Cameron Highlands

Day 3: Splashing good time at Equatorial Hotel, Cameron Highlands

27 September 2013 The sky was very misty in morning when we looked out from the verandah while having our breakfast. I could hardly see anything beyond probably about 30 metres. Later, I learnt that we had heavy rain that morning. Thank God, we had nothing planned that morning. Our agro-farm tour was in the...
Our "creepy crawlies" night adventure

Our “creepy crawlies” night adventure

Dot’s dad came up with the idea of going for a night exploration around our neighbourhood, which he called it “night adventure”. We usually do this together with Dot after our dinner. A torch is what we need to help us look out for the¬†nocturnal insects that come out at night so as to avoid...
Teaching our child to plan

Teaching our child to plan

Weekends, especially on Saturdays, are usually father and daughter’s bonding time. J will usually spend one-to-one time in the morning with Dot by bringing her out for cycling, swimming, shopping for groceries, watching the birds, plants and insects or activities that J could think of that morning. J will plan and share with Dot their...
The world at our fingertips

The world at our fingertips

Dot has been playing with the Animals! GeoPuzzle for a while and she is getting pretty good at it with practice. She could easily finish this 48-piece puzzles with little help from me. To stimulate her learning, Dot’s dad took our big world map from our study room, chose a few of Dot’s animal toys...
Bees, honey and the hive

Bees, honey and the hive

Dot has been coughing for a few days and I am searching for some natural remedies to help prevent cough. As I search online, I am thrilled to know that honey can help with cough and has many other health benefits. Honey might be good to boost Dot’s immunity since she just started her pre-nursery....
The remake of Bali Agung using cardboard and paper

The remake of Bali Agung using cardboard and paper

“Papa, I want to watch Agung show.” Dot misses the Bali Agung theatrical performance we watched at the Bali Safari and Marine Park. Papa J started to draw on the cardboard, cut out the pieces and attached them to the straws. I was clueless what he was up to and when I realized what is...
Fun gardening time for our little gardener-to-be

Fun gardening time for our little gardener-to-be

The recent Friday morning was Dot’s first day of work in the community garden using the gardening toolbox that she won from a photo contest organized by NPark. She rode her bicycle and her gardening tools to the community garden which is only five-minute from our block. Daddy gave her a short briefing on what...
Daddy and his little girl bond over games

Daddy and his little girl bond over games

Few week ago, I (daddy) noticed Dot was trying out an animal quiz game on my iPhone which was downloaded several months ago. Initially I thought Dot was not be ready for the game because it requires some basic knowledge and understanding of the characteristics of the animals and also spoken English. After observing her...
Organizing space for our toddler

Organizing space for our toddler

Toys and books were all over the house! Such a mess! New member in our family means more storage space to keep her stuff which accumulates as she grows. Though at only one year old then, she has already quite a handful of toys (mainly gifts and hand-me-down) and children books from friends and I....
Comic #1: Dot is on a mission

Comic #1: Dot is on a mission

Dot is on a mission. She is at Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden… In search of something that is very precious to her. This comic strip is dedicated to daddy for his love for mommy and Dot!
The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

Recently we bought “The Sound of Music” dvd recommended by my sister. I read that this popular classic musical made in 1965 was also based on true story though not 100% accurate. I finally watched it together with my siblings and Dot. A very captivating, heart-lifting and heartwarming film – even Dot is captivated and...