Why do weekends always feel shorter than 2 days but the weekdays always feel longer than 5 days!!! 😧😧😧
Cj: can I give this crab stick to you? I don’t really like it..
Mupig: ok mummy. What do I have to give you in return?
Cj: how about your undying love?
Mupig: ok mummy. But remember my love for you will decrease when you scold me.
Over the weekend, we brought the twins for a 4d3n staycation at Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour
Day 1 – Chillax
We arrived at around noon and there was absolutely nothing to do. We had lunch at the Japanese restaurant (spoiler: the food was not great) and went to explore the area while waiting for the room to be ready.
It turns out that at this Puteri Harbour place, one can actually have lunch, cover two levels of shops and restaurants, browse at 3 different stores, and buy some cute stuff.. all in under 2 hours. Amazing!
It was barely 2PM when we finished exploring the surroundings so we went back to the hotel lobby, the boys were happy to play with the iMac terminals while I pretended to be a selfie-crazy China tourist (hint: it works mainly because I look very chinese and I speak Mandarin with an unbelievably authentic accent.)
Selfie with one of the big bears in the hotel lobby
The things I bought on the first day.. the Chococat bag is like all my bag dreams come true! It’s small, in a neko shape, and is a cross-body bag! Unfortunately, it is a little too short for me even if I extend the strap fully but that’s not the deal breaker. The 致命伤 is.. I can’t even fit my phone into the bag TuT
Sorrow of sorrows.. I have to gift this bag to kiki instead.. #FML
Day 2 – Legoland
Day 2 was the twins birthday and we took the free shuttle bus from the hotel to the theme park.
At the ticketing booth, I informed the staff that it was the twins’ birthday and asked if there was any special passes for the birthday kids.
And… Each birthday boy got a birthday badge, a VIP pass that allowed the whole family to skip the queue for one activity/ride, and a minifig keychain!
Happy boys with their free gifts !
The 免排队 VIP cards and mini fig keychain
Posing with random thingy
Riding the boat with mupig
Riding the boat with junpig.
Waiting for the ninjago show to start.
It might be birthday luck. For all the shows that we caught, we always happened to pass by the venue like 5 minutes before show time. So we didn’t really waste much time queuing and waiting for the shows.
Another miracle was.. the weatherman predicted rain so I was armed with 4 ponchos but we didn’t have to use them at all. While queuing for the train ride around the park, it started to rain. And the rain actually stopped when the train ride ended!
Quite apparent that the Universe loves us X’D
Posing with ninja
Happy boys after winning plashes at one of the game stalls
Mupig riding a horse. He actually believed that he was making the horse move. Because the park was not so crowded on that day, there were one or two horses that were empty and Mupig said excitedly “Look! That horse is moving on its own!”
Yeah, right. The horse ride is totally powered by your human butt.
Junpig on the horse
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Taking a selfie on the observation tower. I know. I know.. it doesn’t matter where the selfie is taken because all you see if our happy faces and there is hardly any background X’D
In front of the Riverside Point at the mini world.
The mini world is AWESOME! But I feel so heart pain to see all the plastic being under the sun 24/7.. some of the colours have faded too.. sad..
Random selfie after our 5PM afternoon snack. The park closes at 7PM but at around 5PM, almost everything was sold out 🙁
Anyway we managed to catch the 7PM bus back to the hotel (when we made a booking for 7.30PM bus.. heehee..) and had a fantastic dinner a Kenny Rogers!
It was the last day of 1-for-1 promo at Kenny Rogers. Each set consists of quarter chicken with 3 sides and a muffin, costing MYR24.90. Meaning we had 2 sets for around SGD8! How to beat that! Also, chicken generally tastes better in Malaysia. I dunno what wizardry this is.. but it’s like the chicken is more tender and does not have the funky smell/taste of frozen chicken.
Day 3 – Hello Kitty Town and Thomas Town
This is actually like 1 minute walk from the hotel lobby lol
One does not walk past Bad Badtz Maru without taking a picture
Twins in a teacup!
Pretty mummy and handsome boys <3
Decorating HK cookies. Mupig conducts QC at regular intervals by placing the chocolate chips into his mouth to ensure that they are fresh and not poisonous.
Me with my cookie!
Mr X with his cookie
Junpig with his cookie
QC manager with his cookie
Acting like I’m very good at playing the piano
This bed… <3<3<3
With my favourite Sanrio character – KUROMI!!! Unfortunately, the photographer (MR X) took from a lousy angle and didn’t manage to capture KUROMI.
Anyways.. next activity.. using iron-bond beads to make a HK keychain!
First to start.. last to finish..
Guess which one was mine?
The badges that we designed. Can you guess the designers of each badge?
So after we completed all the HK activities, we went upstairs to Level 2 (more for smaller kids) and Level 3 (with more rides and more fun!)
The boys just went crazy in the playground at Level 3. They made friends with a bunch of boys and basically went around playing loudly , scaring all the younger kids. Charming!
Selfie in front of the garden
One last photo before leaving
HK Town closes at 5PM so Junpig went for a dip in the pool before dinner
We had dinner at Old Town and decided to rent one of the human-powered Volkswagon vehicles to play.
Warning – it is not easy to get that thing moving fast when you have 2 passengers weighing almost 60kg but not contributing to the pedal effort. In the end, normal walking human beings overtook us.. oh the embarrassment!
Day4 – Home Sweet Home
After a good breakfast at Starbucks, we did some last minute shopping at the HK shop (it’s my birthday after all!)
A desk fan for my office desk. Because why would I use an ordinary one when I can get a pink sanrio fan? Also, this one has 3 fan speeds, and an oscillating function.
And Mr X bought ANOTHER bag for kiki. When I complained that kiki (who is only 3 years old) has more bags than me, X said “标紧啦！江紫她才可以有很多选择嘛！”
See? The chococat bag is smaller than a toddler backpack. Wtf was I thinking? It was never meant to be.. TuT
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So anyway, I requested for the driver to bring us to my mum’s place to pick up kiki and she was SO HAPPY to see us that she couldn’t stop talking. She literally talked all the way from bukit panjang to bukit merah! X’D
Me and my products
Happy girl eating her HK cookie
ok I’m really dying from fatigue here..
Happy 38th birthday to me!
Ruopig a.k.a. Kiki is almost 3 years old now. She has been real chatty in the last half year.
I think I will really miss this period where she wants everything to be same same like mummy. Also she adores me so much that she starts and ends her sentences with mummy. Mummy, buy this one for me mummy. Mummy you see my nails mummy. Mummy I want the nail polish like mummy.
Then there are the many mis-pronounced words that I need to document down before I forget them!
Mummy I want to sit in the por-lis mummy – she says this when she wants to sit in the supermarket trolley
Sticky – which means stickers
Mummy I sleep first and you sleep second helping mummy – this means I cannot fall asleep before her
Mummy buy a yew one for me mummy – asking me to buy her new things whenever she breaks something >_<
Mummy Papa do the stupid thing mummy! – she said this when fat X was changing a faulty bulb in the kitchen. No idea why it’s “stupid” :’D
Mummy I want to use the stronger mummy! – she likes it when we give her medicine using a syringe but she can’t pronounce it correctly
Mummy I want the zapper pants mummy – she means the pants with a zipper :’D
A B C D E F 鸡 – is actually A B C D E F G
Amber-lah is called 姨散 – umbrella is called 雨伞 in Chinese
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: Tomorrow is Friday leh.
Mupig: Friyay. Because Friday is a happy day.
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.