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4th staycation at Crowne Plaza Hotel

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!

the room

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this was the toilet at the room entrance

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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.

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while i was busy taking pictures, the phua’s had already started exploring the place.

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the “pantry” area with coffee machine (which we did not use at all), electric kettle, and an assortment of teas and coffee beverages.

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the main sleeping area, with king-sized bed

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the wardrobe area that is the size of a small HDB bedroom!

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the main bathroom with two sinks, a bathrub on the left, and shower stall and toilet on the right. kpo baby sold separately.

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excited children behaving like they’ve never been to a bathroom before.

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eldest son chilling on the bed, watching TV.

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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?

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nice floral centerpiece on the coffee table.

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someone wondering if the flowers are edible

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had to buy snacks to keep her seated TuT

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the sofa in front of the study desk? it opens up to a bed (and this was where the twins slept!)

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silly baby had so much fun falling into the mattress :’D

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random photo of baby shoes because.. i think the nicest thing about having a girl is this. baby girl shoes are too cute!

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i love this photo! the didi and meimei hiding behind a wall, ready to jump on the papa and gor gor.. hee hee..

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meimei checking out the gym

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wefie on the sofa bed :’D

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when you have three young kids, it’s tough to get a photo where everyone looks into the camera

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you end up with pictures like this

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after about 100 tries, you finally get one where everyone is looking at the camera, but your eldest son is out of focus.. >.<

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happy twins on carousel

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happy girl eating popcorn

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happy twins eating cotton candy

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curious twins checking out the info

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happy twins on train ride

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junpig going for arm painting

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junpig showing off his arm painting

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happy twins riding some stuff..

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they look like they’re gonna crush the poor “animals”

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happy baby with her popcorn.. 真容易满足!

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baby playing with slide for the first time :’D

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fattest babe at the playground lah

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twins reading and playing at the main door..

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真可怜

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twins distracted by the geronimo books

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when there is food, nobody seems to care about the camera..

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family wefie

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mupig and me <3

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kiki looking very lost

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junpig and me <3

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回家咯!

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!

Ruopig 语录 papa penis!

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 语录

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

Happy CNY!

Happy  猴年 to you!! My origami monkeys and 财神爷 sibeh cute right?

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Thanks to my total lack of self-control (i single-mouthedly finished one tub of love letters in a week), i fell sick just before the arrival of fire monkey. So i was down with a clogged sinus, painful throat, and headache from hell on 初一。

Then, little kiki developed fever on 初二。

I was supposed to start work today  (初三) but kiki was still feverish.

My downstairs gp was still enjoying his cny bak kwa and whatnot (a.k.a. his clinic was closed today) and i was desperate for a child mc (also, because I’m running out of fever meds and have no flu meds at home) so i registered kiki at the pd clinic next door.

TERRIBLE MISTAKE.

i registered at 10-ish in the morning and at around 11, i was told to return at 12pm to see the doc. Our queue number was 33 and when we returned at 12, the queue number was like 22. It was 19 when we left  meaning the doctor only saw like 3 patients in an hour? And the saddest thing is.. i saw the SAME PEOPLE waiting in the clinic. Don’t these people have anything better to do? Life is too precious to be spent inside a clinic, waiting to see a doctor.
The clinic staff told me to go home and come back at 2.45pm. Yeah right, i am so going to spend my day off rushing to and fro just so i could get some fever and cold meds from an overpaid doctor.

I brought kiki home and set off to the shops near tiong bahru plaza, because there are so many clinics there, surely one of them must be open right?

I was so elated when i saw people sitting outside dr chua’s clinic. HIS CLINIC WAS OPEN!!!

The best thing was.. the clinic does not break for lunch and i was told to come back in an hour’s time to see the doc and when we went over after an hour, we really went in to see the doc! No bullshit about coming back at 4pm etc. 真是爱死他了!

I have never brought my kids to see a pd and this is exactly why. Freaking waste of time. Why do you need to see a specialist for common shit like flu and fever?

Ok i shall end my rant. Really need to get this shit off my chest  ^_^;

Let’s now admire some wefies we took on 初一 while waiting for tb to finish pooping. I really hope he kicks this habit. 每次要出门了才要大便。knn..

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Every birdie smile for the camera!

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Every birdie still smiling..

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Kiki quickly got bored.. look at her stone face when the three of us were monkeying around.. 可见默契是要培养的!我们母子怎么说也有了六年多的默契了!

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and her wtf face.. haha haha..

ok lah, 不聊了.. now junpig is having fever also and i need to make another trip to dr chua’s clinic.. le sigh ~

Shopping for makeup has become a family affair

This has been an extraordinary year so far. We’ve been to two staycations, brought the twins to bangkok and hokkaido for short trips and i even went for an all-girls trip to bangkok with my sister and sister-in-law.
We also sent back our indonesian domestic helper who was with us for the past four years. well, that seemed like the end of all my good luck with domestic helpers. The next two caused us many problems and I’ve been handed the maid duties officially in mid July.
so yeah.
Anyways in the midst of all the struggles with a full time job and after-work affairs, my friend introduced me to the world of cute makeup and i somehow managed to get the whole family hooked on it : ‘D

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Happy girls sneaking out on a weekday afternoon

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The pretty packaging.. this is why i now have two blushers, one of which is PURPLE.

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the shop gives out cute freebies like this bracelet and charms! You can use it to bling up a boring handbag or..

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bling up your wrist!

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The following weekend, I brought Xxxx along with me when we went to the new outlet at vivo city and we left the store with so much stuff that they had to give me a bigger shopping bag because the normal paper bag was bursting : ‘D

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This is the “main attraction” for the three boys. They had so much fun playing with the catcher machine!

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Even a 6 year old can catch some goodies!

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They also have the bracelet with a full set of charms. It comes with purchase of this bb cushion. I have like 4 or 5 new cushions at home so of course i bought this to add to my collection.

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How cute is this mini fan shaped like an ice cream cone!!

Mupig 语录 + eye check

You may want to think thrice before deciding to have a kid.

(At a very crowded hospital clinic. I told him to wait outside the consultation room while i went to the toilet)
Mupig: mummy where are you going? 你要大便啊?

(At the underwear aisle at uniqlo store)
Mupig: *touching the undies on display* mummy, what is your size? Do you wear M or L mummy?

(Inside mrt cabin. There was one reserved seat and i told him to sit down.)
Mupig: *looks up at the sign. Sees the pic of a pregnant lady* mummy this is a reserved seat. It’s for you mummy.
Cj: I am not pregnant! Sit down!

The results of eye check were good. Everything looks normal and there are no signs of swelling of the nerves 🙂

Mupig junpig 语录

Cj: *patting my fat tummy* mummy has another baby inside now
Mupig: I know it’s just food.
Junpig: for goodness sake! If you have more babies the whole house will be full of children
Cj: omfgz you guys. . :’D

Staycation @ Crowne Plaza Hotel Changi

we went for our first staycation at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport Hotel during the labour day long weekend.

because parking was too freaking expensive to be considered an option, we took a taxi there.

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the check-in was not so smooth. although we arrived on time at 3pm, we were told that the room was not ready yet. the boys were restless and i had to sacrifice my phone for a few minutes of peace before they started to get hungry TuT

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baby, on the other hand, was happy to be sitting on a couch in the lobby! 真容易满足!

we finally checked in at 4-plus.. and the room was FREAKING AWESOME~~~!!!

it comes with a king-sized bed with the bathroom on one side..

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and the FREAKING RUNWAY ON THE OTHER SIDE!!!

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that’s right! you can view the landings as they take place right outside the room!

when we arrived in the room, everyone crowded around the window to catch a plane landing. because i was busy with the baby and the twins were distracted by other things in the room (particularly the tray of complimentary fresh fruits), fat X was the only person standing on guard beside the window. everytime a plane approached the runway, he would announce excitedly and all of us would make an effort to rush over to watch the landing.

the novelty wore off after about 15 minutes because a plane would land like every freaking 5 minutes :’D

so after 15 minutes, even fat X moved away from the window to marvel at other parts of the room X’D

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the wall separating the bathroom and bedroom is made of glass.. very romantic right?

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someone taking a pee in the toilet :’D

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guess who baby was smiling at?

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ooooh, it was just papa playing with her from the other side of the glass!

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after dumping our barang in the room and marveling at everything inside and outside the room, and almost polishing off all the fruits from the plate, we finally made our way out..

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for some obligatory photos

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baby tried really hard to stay awake. she refused to lie back on her chair and eventually nodded off!~

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kinetic rain

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we had dinner at paradise inn. the food was great as usual, but service was slow due to a glitch in the ordering system and we waited almost an hour for the food. TuT

the least they could do was to inform us about the delay. what if we had a plane to catch?

luckily the boys were not too hungry and could still entertain themselves while waiting for food to arrive!

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a new mode of transport at the airport.. papa-cart!

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the next morning, we went down for our complimentary breakfast – complimentary for the whole family! how cool is that!

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see? even the baby couldn’t believe her eyes!

the breakfast was great although i didn’t take any pictures because honestly, i’ve outgrown this “i need to take a thousand photos of the food before anybody is allowed to touch it” shit. my family is able to enjoy hot meals because i kicked this weird addiction and i am rather proud of myself 😀

so after breakfast, fat X brought mupig to the pool while i brought junpig and baby pig back to the room for some chillax.

being an awful mum, i totally forgot to take any pics of mupig and the awesome hotel pool TuT

instead, i took lots of pictures of the kids on the hotel couch. because, hello natural light!

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it started with a selfie with baby..

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then i tried to take a pic with all the kids.. and then it became more and more chaotic :’D

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i wonder why it’s easier to take a pic with all 5 of us. somehow the twins didn’t go crazy when taking this pic :’D

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after checking out, we brought the twins to try out the slide at Terminal 3. the tallest slide was closed so we tried the “not as tall but still pretty fun” sibling slide.

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while the brothers were having fun, the baby grew so bored that she fell asleep TuT

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because we didn’t want our short staycation to end so soon.. we had some ice cream with waffles before leaving :’D

actually no lah.. the reason we had ice cream was because we had just applied for the  Changi Rewards card and wanted to enjoy some GST savings before leaving TuT

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overall, it was a fun stay which the kids thoroughly enjoyed! our only regret was not applying for the Changi Rewards card on the first day. we could have saved up quite a bit of money with the 7% GST savings.

will be planning for another staycation at this hotel. hopefully i will manage to get some nice pictures of the pool :’D