Kidzania @ Bangkok with the twins!

ahem.. i may be a little late in posting.. considering this trip took place in early march ^^;

anyway..

because i was super kiasu, i booked the earliest flight to bangkok, so we had to wake up while the sky was still dark  XD

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the twins somehow managed to look so fresh and awake, they were obviously very excited about the trip!

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of course.. in-flight games and breakfast kept the two mini men so busy that they stayed very awake throughout

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this is proof that the greatest constant in my life is my fat X. just look at him, his eyes are glued to his phone no matter where he is!

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result of taking the first flight out.. the twins fell asleep on the way to the hotel :’D

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we stayed at the berkeley hotel @ Pratunam, a luxury corner suite that was highly recommended by ah hong 😀 it was indeed big until cannot! very suitable for families!~

fat X obviously felt at home in the room. even the twins couldn’t help but nuah sai on the couch near the entrance of the room!

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i sometimes wonder why little children are always attracted to curtains.. 真的浆好玩吗?

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this is what i saw when i woke up the next morning – two mini men looking at the scenery outside while playing with the curtains 🙂

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the view from our room

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you may wonder why i took a picture of our pyjamas.. it’s special because i taught the twins how to fold their pyjamas and although the result looked like sai i must applaud them for their effort 🙂

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hungry junpig at the breakfast table

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selfie time!

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with a disgusting boy who was halfway through chewing his food >.<

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my favourite part of the breakfast! i don’t eat pineapples but these were so sweet that i just had to stuff my face with them. every. single. morning.

after a heavy breakfast, we headed out to Siam Paragon, where kidzania was located.

i was worried about being hungry there, so i made everyone sit in a cafe with me X’D

check out how enthusiastic they were!

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maybe not that enthu after all..

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nevertheless, fat X and i had fun taking selfies while waiting for the food and drinks!

the boys soon joined in..

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finally our food arrived! this was called hokkaido pancake (or something like that) and it was yummy!!

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this was some fat toast. it was above average but after trying the pancake, we all felt that this was a bit less yummy 😛

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the cafe was tiny and cosy. so cosy that someone actually contemplated taking a short nap there..

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oooh.. twins posing for a photo outside the cafe (called Secret Garden or something like that)..

then we made our way to kidzania..

of course it was not so straightforward.. i believe we took about 30 minutes to locate the damned place!

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finally, we bought tickets and the twins were able to get into kidzania!!!

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upon arriving, every child would need to open a bank account. if i remember correctly, each child would receive 50 Kidzos (the kidzania currency) when he opened a new bank account. FREE MONEY LEH!

after opening their bank accounts, the twins decided that they wanted to start work as a car mechanic!!

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earning their first pay, and professional certification!

next, the twins decided that they wanted to work in a hospital nursery!

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unfortunately, we were unable to see what the twins were up to in the hospital. so we went around taking selfies again.

after about 20 minutes, we started to wonder if the kids were ever going to come out. what if it was a scam and all the kids going in were to be abducted and have their organs harvested for the black market or something?

fortunately, the twins emerged after about 30 minutes, so i didn’t make a police report after all >.<

and then… the boys decided that they wanted to be courier men!

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the task was to deliver three parcels to different destinations scattered within the city.

from this job, i realised that fat X is a helicopter dad because throughout the delivery, he could be heard shouting instructions to the twins whenever they made a wrong turn.

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dear boys.. papa’s eyes may be permanently glued to his phone, but when it comes to making deliveries, rest assured that he will help you out ALL THE WAY!!

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see how fat X was still following the twins closely even after they had finished the delivery? 真的是很放心不下对吗?:’D

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twins waiting eagerly to collect their salary! they were the only kids left because the rest had finished their tasks and left! :’D

our next stop was the meiji milk factory! meiji milk = the yums? let’s find out!

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while the children learned about the various stages in the milk production, they were also allowed to choose a flavour of milk to bring back and drink!

junpig chose strawberry-flavoured milk (good choice) and mupig chose corn-flavoured milk (yucks)!

see how happy they were to receive their milk? wanna know how long the smiles lasted??

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check out mupig’s expression after he started drinking the milk.. he took a few sips before giving up, i then drank about 1/4 of it before throwing the rest away. it tasted really weird!!

so, after filling their tummies with the meiji milk, the twins joined the police department. due to some misunderstanding about what the staff at the police station said, mupig left the place in tears during the briefing and fat X had to bring him away..

so junpig teamed up with two older children for his crime investigation work. they were supposed to look for a suspect in the city, based on a list of clues, such as where the suspect was last seen, what was the suspect’s age and occupation etc.

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the policemen arrived at the construction site where a very quiet boy was working hard at laying some bricks to build a wall..

stupid fat X got all flustered at seeing the policemen that he cried loudly “DON’T TELL ME THEY ARE HERE TO CATCH MUPIG! XIAO MU MU! 警察来抓你了!!”

poor mupig was so traumatised by the possibility of getting caught and thrown in jail that his head was permanently lowered and his lips actually quivered because he was on the verge of crying :’D #laughdieme

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so, anyway, junpig clarified with the boss of the construction company that mupig was not the suspect and he was able to finish building the damned wall and collect his salary :’D

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finally looking up and smiling with relief after the cops left

I was laughing so hard all this time.. it was too hilarious!

then.. our next stop was the sushi restaurant!!!!!

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all i got was a glimpse of their backs TuT

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nevertheless, they did leave the place with some yummy sushi!

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we had dinner at some random japanese restaurant. i’ve never eaten so much japanese food in my entire life. it seems like we ate at at least 1 japanese restaurant everyday ^^;

the next day, junpig insisted on going back to kidzania (yawn) because he did not get to be a cashier at 7-11 the previous day and it would be a big regret unless he went back and become a cashier at 7-11 :’D my son is so funny right?

so fat X brought mupig to Sea Life Bangkok. although they claimed that they had lots of fun, the camera was with me and so mupig did not have any proper pictures taken 🙁

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the first stop at kidzania was an art school. junpig spent so much time on colouring this thing.. i think i walked away to get myself some drinks and when i came back HE WAS STILL COLOURING THE DAMNED THING. also not say very nice mah.. -__-??

it is indeed every child’s dream to be a cashier (at least it was my sister’s childhood dream LOL).. so you can imagine junpig’s excitement when he finally got to be the cashier at 7-11 on our second visit! i was texting my family things like “他的心愿终于实现了!!TuT”

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oooh.. to stand behind the counter and scan merchandise and operate the till.. that must be one of his biggest dreams come true!

after collecting his salary, we rushed to the fire station when we saw that there were around 6 kids in the queue (you have to meet the minimum number before the activity could start)!

after some briefing, the fire alarm went off because there was a fire!

what coincidence right?

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anyway the kids excitedly rode the cute little fire engine to the scene of fire and started the aim strategically-placed water hoses at the fires.

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i wished i was a kid so i could play with this water-spraying thingy! also, junpig looked really glamourous in this outfit right?

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it was an emergency, so my little fireman went to fight the fire without putting on real pants LOL!

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after returning to the fire station, i realised that we had a few hundred kidzos so i took junpig to the shopping mall where kids could shop (while parents waited outside) and pay using their own money!

how cool is that?

except.. for the amount of money we had, the only thing we could afford was this miserable little notepad. just look at his gek-sai smile TuT

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nevertheless, junpig was still sibeh happy lah!! because it was bought using their money, and it was quite a challenge to choose something that both of them liked! mupig loved cars and junpig loved writing, so this notepad was like the only thing meeting all the requirements (and also the only thing he could afford)

after the shopping experience, we realised that we would never make enough money to buy fancy stuff. so we started to join activities that required spending money – these are the activities where the kids get to bring back some form of food or drinks.

so our next stop was the urine purification plant iced tea manufacturing factory. <– sorry, i guess my mental age is about six.

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posing like a star. junpig wearing the mcdonalds apron while sipping his iced tea.

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we finally left kidzania.. here’s a pic of the happy boy with a packet of lychee tea and a hamburger he put together all by himself. also, he finally experienced life as a cashier at 7-11, i would call this a really fruitful day for him! 没有遗憾了啦!

dinner was at some random japanese restaurant. i regret not bothering to note down anything about the food (i didn’t even take pictures of the food we ate during the trip).. i will be going back to BKK again next week but i already forgot which are the cheap and good japanese restaurants lah!!! TuT

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here’s a pic of my mupig with a souvenir on his head! he went on a boat ride to feed the sharks, and took many over-exposed photos with random sea creatures! i’m sure he had much fun too <3

Breakfast conversations. .

Junpig: 妈咪你有多少钱?
Cj: $10
Junpig: 你要买一个 tiger beer 酱你就会有很多钱!
Cj: *looks around and saw the tiger beer poster*

Cj: mu, finish your noodles before drinking your milo
Mupig: but I am very thirsty mummy. and if I dun drink the milo I will.. I will.. I will die! Do you want me alive or to die? Choose now!

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Junpig: mummy how many years old are you now? 35 or 36?
Cj: 36
Junpig: but your birthday haven’t over leh, you should be 35 lah.

Omfgz that distinct singlish grammar and that calculative attitude towards age! 我真的是”打不累大汗”!

Happy new year!!

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Happy new year, every birdie!!

2014 has certainly been a year of change for me. New job, new baby, new car, new camera and a new post-baby body that i still struggle to come to terms with >.< Here's a little conversation I had with junpig 5 minutes ago.. Cj: 妈咪要带妹妹出去,把她卖掉。 Junpig: 不可用!因为妹妹是我的 LOVE!

Strike a pose

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I snapped a few pictures of the twins playing with their new tote bags sewn with quilted cotton. When reviewing the photos I realised that my little junpig 拍照真的很有 FEEL! so I cropped out Mupig from the pics and added random effects XD

Arachnoid cyst :: latest scan

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Brave young man went for his third mri on 27 Nov. It was the first time he tried it without GA. Although it was a success, he was totally traumatised by the injections and said he does not want to do anymore mri because “打针很痛” (injection hurts) T.T

It was much longer than I had expected. Internet, YOU LIED TO ME. Internet said that it would take about 20 minutes? But it sounded too good to be true so i was mentally prepared for maybe 30 or 40 minutes but the whole ordeal actually took 1.5 hours.

No wonder I felt like dying. Not being a sissy but I was standing throughout and had to bend my body so that I could reach into the tunnel to comfort the poor young man >.<

The review with neurosurgeon was on 17 Dec. As you've probably seen from the image above. The cyst is still the same.

Mupig's condition is now stabilised. It has not gotten worse. We have been very blessed and i hope and pray that he will continue to be well in the many years to come.

The great realization

Yesterday was somewhat special. It was the year – end concert for the twins’ school. All of us were terribly excited about it because they might be five years old but it was their first time on stage! (Remember how often they used to suffer from hfmd? They “happened to” contract it around last year’s event and we had to give it a miss)

While other mothers were quietly wiping away their tears of pride when seeing their little ones perform on stage, I was struggling to contain the gush of emotions when the biggest realization of the day hit me hard.

I FUCKING NEED A NEW CAMERA.

Yes, we do not have a single decent video or photo of the boys on the stage because the camera was such a piece of crap.

Should have just focused on enjoying the whole performance instead of struggling with the camera (it was a lost cause anyway. . )

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Anyways, here’s ending with a totally irrelevant photo of my shoes. Happy Sunday!

Junpig 语录

Cj:哎哟!妈咪忘记给你吃药!
Junpig:你很老啊?为什么你忘记?!

Cj: oh dear! Mummy forgot to give you the medicine!
Junpig: are you very old? How can you forget?!

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last night i was playing with the boys when i suddenly “dropped dead” on junpig’s pillow. his reaction totally cracked me up!

cJ: (while falling onto the pillow) oh! 妈咪死了!
junpig: (in a singing tone) oh! 妈咪不要死在我的 pillow ~

~translation~

cJ: *while falling onto the pillow* oh! mummy has died
junpig: oh! mummy please don’t die on my pillow ~

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奶奶 to the rescue!

junpig: i want mummy to buy me a pet
cJ: but mummy does not have enough money. let’s ask papa to buy ok?
junpig: but i want mummy to buy..
cJ: but mummy cannot buy for you..
junpig: *starting to throw tantrums and kick his legs around*
mupig: don’t fight!~ ask 奶奶 to buy OK?

share or you become greedy

boys were playing when apparently mupig became displeased because junpig refused to share.

mupig: miao miao! you must share! or you will become greedy OK!