you learn something new about your kids everyday

Mupig gave me a new nickname today. He called me the EOP – Enemy of Pigs because apparently I am buying TOO MUCH PORK for the family and it endangers the lives of innocent pigs. Junpig then commented that he wished I was EOFC – Enemy of Fried Chicken so that we could have more fried chicken for our meals.

Children, I AM an enemy of fried chicken. I just eat all of it on my own because I know how unhealthy it is. 妈妈还是最伟大的!

Then I asked junpig about his library fine. He estimated the fine to be about $3+ but I only give him  $2 allowance each day. So naturally I was puzzled about how he managed to return the fine. He said “easy mummy! I just returned them without paying!”

Then mupig added very smugly “the trick is to quickly drop them into the return box and scamper away before the librarian sees your face”

Although I am ashamed by their cheapo personality, I’m also pretty impressed by their problems solving skills :’D 

Junpig 语录

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 

Kidzania Singapore

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!

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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. 

Mupig + Junpig 语录

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..

Alo

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

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