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… Continue reading The day she planned her dad’s birthday celebration

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… Continue reading Dot’s first ice-skating experience at The Rink

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

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.… Continue reading Bees, honey and the hive

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… Continue reading The remake of Bali Agung using cardboard and paper

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… Continue reading Fun gardening time for our little gardener-to-be

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… Continue reading Daddy and his little girl bond over games

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.… Continue reading Organizing space for our toddler

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… Continue reading The Sound of Music