Actually autumn is the best because the days are shorter in autumn so we don’t have to work so long.
Such wisdom coming from a six year old :’D
4 July was a school holiday and since I was feeling generous I took leave and brought the twins to kidzania Singapore. They had been looking forward to it since their visit to the kidzania in bangkok.
Excited boys waiting for the bus to take them to harbourfront.
Admiring my 300¥ bracelets on the bus
Got a shock when we reached kidzania. There was one single queue for everybody. Regardless of whether you are a walk-in customer or have already purchased your tickets online. So even though we already purchased our tickets we had to queue for an hour to get in. What a waste of time!
First activity – convenience store.
This was our first activity because it was near the entrance and the queue was relatively short as compared to the popular ones (fireman, policeman, pilot etc).
Junpig doing his dream job again. His joy is genuine
Boys practically dancing with joy after collecting their first salary of the day!
Second activity – board the tour bus!
This was a no-waiting activity. The tour bus was actually waiting for more participants before it can move off!
Third activity – bak kwa
Boys looking pretty legit with the cap
In full concentration
Happy to receive the generous salary.. hee hee..
Fourth activity – learning lab
We persevered with our strategy to join the shortest queue. So the next one was to enrol them in some learning activity. The module they took was about budgeting and stuff.
While waiting for them I couldn’t help but oooh and a aah over these cute little cleaners washing the windows outside
Fifth activity – bank vault
We chose this activity because it’s one of the jobs that gave us higher salary now that we owned a “university degree”
Boys looking very lost.
Sixth activity – peranakan museum
Only junpig participated because mupig was not keen on the extra earnings.. he wanted to make burgers..
Seventh activity - burger making
Mupig was very excited after he made his burger. He said “I made the best burger in the universe!”
Junpig joined the queue when mupig was feasting on his burger. After junpig completed his activity I asked if he made the best burger in the universe and he replied humbly “no lah.. mine is just the best in kidzania lah.. ”
One wefie before we left sentosa.. notice someone’s sad face
Overall I am not keen to go back to kidzania Singapore. It is expensive, feels small (compared to bangkok), and is too crowded.
If you die die have to bring your kids there, I would advise bringing along your own water, bread or some snacks because the queues at food outlets can get crazy during mealtimes. Also, queue for the food activities like soup, pizza, burger during off-peak hours like 11am and 3pm.
Kiki sees sushi for the first time and says excitedly “Papa! Gimme cake! I want a cake Papa!”
Then she starts singing “happy birthday to you” loudly :’D
It was the eve of vesak day (20 May) and I took leave because the childcare centre was closed. Kiki woke up normally but her right eyelids turned slightly reddish by lunch time. When I brought her to the doctor after lunch she was already having a fever.
The swelling worsened the next day so we brought her to A&E (as advised by the doctor who saw her one day ago). She was admitted immediately for further treatment.
The ward doctors put her on antibiotics administered intravenously but the fever and swelling did not subside..
In fact, the swelling was at its worst the day after they increased the antibiotics dosage.
When the swelling finally subsided a bit, the bruise darkened to a dark pinkish red patch..
It’s only 19 June and I am on leave again because kiki woke up with a swollen left eye today and is starting to develope a low fever.. #FML
I hope she doesn’t end up in hospital again.
Cj: mummy will buy you the latest gundam toy on 31st June ok?
Junpig: but there is no 31st June!
Mupig: I don’t wanna wait until 31st July!
Hmmm.. one points out my obvious “mistake” to me and the other one just pretends that I meant to buy him the toy in July..
Cj: oh mummy is so tired! Please kill me!
Junpig: *exasperated* BUT I DON’T EVEN HAVE A WEAPON!
so.. the boring family went for a staycation at Crowne Plaza Hotel AGAIN!
on our third stay, we were given a free upgrade to the suite and it was so shiok that fat X decided to book the suite again for our fourth stay!
this was the toilet at the room entrance
the room was pretty dark when we first entered. it had a long work desk and a sofa. excited kid was not part of the room.
while i was busy taking pictures, the phua’s had already started exploring the place.
the “pantry” area with coffee machine (which we did not use at all), electric kettle, and an assortment of teas and coffee beverages.
the main sleeping area, with king-sized bed
the wardrobe area that is the size of a small HDB bedroom!
the main bathroom with two sinks, a bathrub on the left, and shower stall and toilet on the right. kpo baby sold separately.
excited children behaving like they’ve never been to a bathroom before.
eldest son chilling on the bed, watching TV.
kiki and cj chilling out at the Lounge, where nice coffee and cookies are served for VIP guests. all. day. long.
you see.. that’s why we did not touch the coffee machine in the room at all. why make your own coffee when there are people who can make nice coffee for you?
nice floral centerpiece on the coffee table.
someone wondering if the flowers are edible
had to buy snacks to keep her seated TuT
the sofa in front of the study desk? it opens up to a bed (and this was where the twins slept!)
silly baby had so much fun falling into the mattress :’D
random photo of baby shoes because.. i think the nicest thing about having a girl is this. baby girl shoes are too cute!
i love this photo! the didi and meimei hiding behind a wall, ready to jump on the papa and gor gor.. hee hee..
meimei checking out the gym
wefie on the sofa bed :’D
when you have three young kids, it’s tough to get a photo where everyone looks into the camera
you end up with pictures like this
after about 100 tries, you finally get one where everyone is looking at the camera, but your eldest son is out of focus.. >.<
happy twins on carousel
happy girl eating popcorn
happy twins eating cotton candy
curious twins checking out the info
happy twins on train ride
junpig going for arm painting
junpig showing off his arm painting
happy twins riding some stuff..
they look like they’re gonna crush the poor “animals”
happy baby with her popcorn.. 真容易满足！
baby playing with slide for the first time :’D
fattest babe at the playground lah
twins reading and playing at the main door..
twins distracted by the geronimo books
when there is food, nobody seems to care about the camera..
mupig and me <3
kiki looking very lost
junpig and me <3
overall, it was a great staycation! although it’s already our fourth time here, the kids were not bored with the activities because this time round it was “The Great American Vacation” and there were lots of free activities for the young. not to mention the free popcorn and cotton candy!
Baby kiki is finally old enough to have her own 语录 debut.. so why not start with something scandalous?
This evening she kept repeating “Papa penis! Papa penis!” after her bedtime milk feed..
It turned out that she was trying to tell fat X she had FINISHED the milk and was passing the empty bottle back to him :’D
Mupig may be the most chill primary school student ever.
Cj: 大宝宝，明天有听写，怎么办？你都还没有 practise!
Mupig: aiyoh nevermind lah.. do correction lor..
Instead of scolding him i actually laughed #worstmummyever